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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321829/prosthetic-joint-infections-and-cost-analysis
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F S Haddad, A Ngu, J J Negus
Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication of arthroplasty surgery that can lead to debilitating morbidity for the patient and significant expense for the healthcare system. With the continual rise of arthroplasty cases worldwide every year, the revision load for infection is becoming a greater financial burden on healthcare budgets. Prevention of infection has to be the key to reducing this burden. For treatment, it is critical for us to collect quality data that can guide future management strategies to minimise healthcare costs and morbidity / mortality for patients...
March 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315130/relationships-between-quality-of-life-in-the-psychological-domain-acceptance-of-illness-and-healthcare-services-in-patients-with-asthma
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Bożena Mroczek, Katarzyna Parzuchowska, Maria Jasińska-Starczewska, Tomasz Grodzki, Donata Kurpas
Asthma patients should be considered not only in terms of the medical aspects, but also the nonmedical issues associated with the psychological domain, since these are factors that can significantly improve patients' health state, quality of life, and illness acceptance, and can contribute to the reduction of healthcare utilization. The purpose of this study was to assess the acceptance of illness among asthma patients and their quality of life in the psychological domain, as well as to identify factors that influence illness acceptance and quality of life in the psychological domain...
March 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315129/influenza-vaccination-coverage-among-polish-patients-with-chronic-diseases
#3
Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Izabella Gołębiak, Dorota Wyszkowska, Renata Rosińska, Lidia Kargul, Bożena Szuba, Piotr Tyszko, Lidia Brydak
Patients at a high-risk of severe influenza, because of their underlying health disorders, are recommended to receive a seasonal influenza vaccination. In Poland, influenza coverage rate in the general population is very low (3.4 %). However, there is little known about the coverage rate among high-risk patients. The aim of this study was to describe a general knowledge, perception, and influenza vaccination coverage rate among Polish patients with enhanced risk for influenza. We conducted a self-reported survey among 500 patients with chronic disorders: 120 pulmonary, 80 hemodialyzed, 100 thyroid cancer, and 200 cardiovascular patients...
March 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315128/rapid-influenza-diagnostic-tests-improve-suitability-of-antiviral-treatment-in-hospitalized-children
#4
Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Ernest Kuchar, Izabela Gołębiak, Krzysztof Kanecki, Patryk Tarka, Lidia Brydak
Influenza may have a complicated course in young children. The aim of the study was to analyze the suitability of influenza treatment among children younger than 5 years hospitalized due to an influenza-like illness. We conducted a comparison of the treatment among children hospitalized in two consecutive years: 2015, when no rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDT) were in use, and 2016, when RIDT were implemented into a routine practice in the pediatric ward. In both seasons, nasopharyngeal swabs were collected and examined with real time qRT-PCR...
March 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315127/inherited-ventricular-arrhythmias-the-role-of-the-multi-subunit-structure-of-the-l-type-calcium-channel-complex
#5
Julie Briot, Marie-Philippe Tétreault, Benoîte Bourdin, Lucie Parent
The normal heartbeat is conditioned by transient increases in the intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration. Ca(2+) influx in cardiomyocytes is regulated by the activity of the heteromeric L-type voltage-activated CaV1.2 channel. A complex network of interactions between the different proteins forming the ion channel supports the kinetics and the activation gating of the Ca(2+) influx. Alterations in the biophysical and biochemical properties or in the biogenesis in any of these proteins can lead to serious disturbances in the cardiac rhythm...
March 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293832/the-mechanistic-role-of-the-calcium-activated-chloride-channel-ano1-in-tumor-growth-and-signaling
#6
Anke Bill, Larry Alex Gaither
Multiple studies have described the high expression and amplification of Anoctamin 1 (ANO1) in various cancers, including, but not limited to breast cancer, head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors and glioblastoma. ANO1 has been demonstrated to be critical for tumor growth in breast and head and neck cancers through its regulation of EGFR signaling and pathway modulators like MAPK and protein kinase B. However, the discovery of ANO1 as a calcium activated chloride channel came as a surprise to the field and has given rise to many questions...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293831/isolated-hearing-impairment-caused-by-spata5-mutations-in-a-family-with-variable-phenotypic-expression
#7
Krzysztof Szczałuba, Krystyna Szymańska, Joanna Kosińska, Agnieszka Pollak, Victor Murcia, Anna Kędra, Piotr Stawiński, Małgorzata Rydzanicz, Urszula Demkow, Rafał Płoski
Biallelic mutations in the SPATA5 gene, encoding ATPase family protein, are an important cause of newly recognized epileptic encephalopathy classified as epilepsy, hearing loss, and mental retardation syndrome (EHLMRS, OMIM: 616577). Herein we describe a family in which two SPATA5 mutations with established pathogenicity (p.Thr330del and c.1714+1G>A) were found in the proband and her younger sister. The proband had a similar clinical picture to the previous descriptions of EHLMRS. In the sister, the only manifestation was an isolated sensorineural hearing loss...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293830/hypertension-from-basic-research-to-clinical-practice
#8
Md Shahidul Islam
Hypertension increases the risks of end-organ injury, maternal/fetal vulnerability, and total mortality. Throughout the world, it kills about 7.5 million people every year. During 1975-2015, the number of adults with hypertension increased from 594 million to more than 1.1 billion, mostly due to the increase in the low-income and middle-income countries (NCD Risk Factor Collaboration 2016, Lancet 15 Nov, 2016).
March 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290102/public-perception-of-the-risks-associated-with-infectious-diseases-in-poland-ebola-and-influenza-and-their-impact-on-the-attitude-to-vaccination
#9
Ernest Kuchar, Kamila Ludwikowska, Dominik Marciniak, Leszek Szenborn, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch
While the Ebola outbreak in 2014 was strongly highlighted in mainstream media and perceived as a threat to public health in Poland, influenza was regarded as a triviality and the vaccination coverage was low. In the present study, by analyzing feedback from an on-line questionnaire (from November 2014 to January 2015) we assessed the knowledge concerning Ebola and influenza together with attitudes to immunization of 544 respondents (45% medical staff). The findings were that 92.6% of respondents declared readiness to vaccination before traveling to endemic regions if a vaccine against Ebola would have existed, but adverse reactions, high costs, and low effectiveness would adversely affect that decision...
March 14, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255917/clinical-utility-of-berlin-questionnaire-in-comparison-to-polysomnography-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#10
Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Khalid Iqbal, Marcin Mardas, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Tomasz Piorunek
The aim of this study was to assess the utility of the Berlin questionnaire (BQ) in adult patients at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The study consisted of 64 patients recruited for the polysomnography diagnostics of sleep respiratory disturbances. The anthropometric assessment included body weight, height, and body mass index (BMI), all related to the risk of OSA. The BQ consisted of the following three categories: 1 - snoring, 2 - daytime somnolence, and 3 - hypertension. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) were evaluated...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255916/hospital-morbidity-database-for-epidemiological-studies-on-churg-strauss-syndrome
#11
Krzysztof Kanecki, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Paweł Gorynski, Patryk Tarka, Piotr Tyszko
Churg-Strauss syndrome or more accurately eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a small-vessel necrotizing vasculitis with a characteristic late-onset allergic rhinitis and asthma. The use of hospital morbidity database is an important element of the epidemiological analysis of this rare disease. The present study was undertaken to assess the incidence of EGPA and factors related to its epidemiology in Poland; the first analysis of the kind in Poland, enabling a comparison in the European context...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255915/microbiologic-methods-in-the-diagnostics-of-upper-respiratory-tract-pathogens
#12
J Kompanikova, A Zumdick, M Neuschlova, V Sadlonova, E Novakova
Upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is a nonspecific term used to describe acute infections involving the nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, and larynx above the vocal cords. The aim of this study was to provide a summary of the most common pathogens of URI and to compare advantages and disadvantages of traditional and new rapid microbiological tests used to identify them. Blood samples were simultaneously examined by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and by the FilmArray Respiratory Panel for eight different pathogens in a total of 15 tests performed in nasopharyngeal swabs...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255914/regional-diversification-of-influenza-activity-in-poland-during-the-2015-16-epidemic-season
#13
K Szymański, D Kowalczyk, K Cieślak, L B Brydak
The National Influenza Center (NIC) at the Department of Influenza Research of the National Institute for Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene (NIPH-NIH) participates in the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) and continuously coordinates epidemiological and virological surveillance of influenza in Poland. The aim of this study was to determine the regional differences of influenza activity in Poland in the 2015/16 epidemic season. The influenza surveillance involved 16 administrative districts in which there are Voivodeship (province) Sanitary Epidemiological Stations set up to report influenza and influenza-like illness among the Polish population...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255913/body-composition-anthropometric-indices-and-hydration-status-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-can-cachexia-coexist-with-obesity
#14
Barbara Kuźnar-Kamińska, Marcin Grabicki, Tomasz Trafas, Monika Szulińska, Szczepan Cofta, Tomasz Piorunek, Beata Brajer-Luftmann, Agata Nowicka, Barbara Bromińska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
The aim of this study was to elucidate body composition, anthropometric indices, and hydration status in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, taking into account different disease stages, gender, and the possibility of the presence of cachexia. There were 98 OSA patients and 23 control subjects enrolled into the study. All study participants underwent polysomnography examination. Body mass index (BMI), fat mass index (FMI), fat free mass, muscle mass, body cell mass, total body water, and extracellular and intracellular water were evaluated...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255912/erratum-to-antibacterial-bioactive-glass-s53p4-for-chronic-bone-infections-a-multinational-study
#15
Nina Lindfors, Jan Geurts, Lorenzo Drago, J J Arts, Vesa Juutilainen, Pekka Hyvönen, Arnold J Suda, Aloj Domenico, Stefano Artiaco, Chingiz Alizadeh, Adrian Brychcy, Jertzy Bialecki, Carlo L Romano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255911/solitary-rectal-ulcer-syndrome-in-children-a-case-series-study
#16
K Kowalska-Duplaga, I Lazowska-Przeorek, K Karolewska-Bochenek, M Woynarowski, G Czaja-Bulsa, A Stawarski, S Pieczarkowski, E Hapyn, J Jozefczuk, B Korczowski, A Szaflarska-Poplawska, A Banaszkiewicz
Information on solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) in children is limited and based on case reports only. This study was undertaken with the objective of describing the clinical history, symptoms, diagnostic work-up, and treatment of a large case series of pediatric patients with SRUS. The study was multi-center and retrospective. All pediatric endoscopists in Poland were invited to participate in the study and were asked to look through their endoscopic databases to identify SRUS cases from the last 10 years...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255910/erratum-to-emerging-zika-virus-infection-a-rapidly-evolving-situation
#17
Licia Bordi, Tatjana Avsic-Zupanc, Eleonora Lalle, Francesco Vairo, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255909/erratum-to-microbiological-diagnosis-of-implant-related-infections-scientific-evidence-and-cost-benefit-analysis-of-routine-antibiofilm-processing
#18
Lorenzo Drago, Elena De Vecchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243954/knee-cartilage-regeneration-with-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-embedded-in-collagen-scaffold-using-dry-arthroscopy-technique
#19
B Sadlik, G Jaroslawski, D Gladysz, M Puszkarz, M Markowska, K Pawelec, D Boruczkowski, T Oldak
Articular cartilage injuries lead to progressive degeneration of the joint with subsequent progression to osteoarthritis, which currently becomes a serious health and economic issue. Due to limited capability for self-regeneration, cartilage repair remains a challenge for the present-day orthopedics. Currently, available therapeutic methods fail to provide satisfactory results. A search for other strategies that could regenerate a hyaline-like tissue with a durable effect and adequate mechanical properties is underway...
February 28, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243953/the-role-of-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-implant-related-infections-in-orthopaedics-and-trauma
#20
Abtin Alvand, Maryam Rezapoor, Javad Parvizi
Diagnosis of implant-related (periprosthetic joint) infections poses a major challenge to infection disease physicians and orthopaedic surgeons. Conventional diagnostic tests continue to suffer from issues of accuracy and feasibility. Biomarkers are used throughout medicine for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, as they are able to objectively determine the presence of a disease or a biological state. There is increasing evidence to support the measurement of specific biomarkers in serum and/or synovial fluid of patients with suspected periprosthetic joint infections...
February 28, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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