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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629305/evaluation-of-cost-and-length-of-stay-linked-to-complications-associated-with-major-surgical-procedures
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M Pirson, F Dehanne, J Van den Bulcke, P Leclercq, D Martins, A De Wever
INTRODUCTION: A lot of studies have demonstrated the possibility of reducing the number of post-operative complications in the domain of major surgical procedures with the use of medical preventive techniques. However, complications following surgical procedures are unfortunately frequent and are a major problem, not only because of the impact for the patient, but also because of economic consequences that they provoke. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the extra length of stay and the extra cost, born by the hospital and the social security, linked to complications, incurring after major surgical procedures...
June 19, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629255/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-associated-to-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-endocarditis-a-case-report
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D I Costescu Strachinaru, M Chaumont, D Gobin, L Sattar, M Strachinaru, E Karakike, A Roman, D Konopnicki
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but severe and potentially fatal syndrome that is characterized by increased proliferation and activation of benign macrophages with hemophagocytosis throughout the reticuloendothelial system. This syndrome is classified as primary (genetic) or secondary when acquired in the context of infections (usually viral), malignancies, rheumatologic and metabolic diseases. CASE SUMMARY: We report a case of HLH complicating a Haemophilus parainfluenzae mitral valve endocarditis and resolving under antibiotic and surgical treatment alone...
June 19, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622754/prevalence-of-non-infectious-comorbidities-in-the-hiv-positive-population-in-belgium-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Jessie Gunter, Steven Callens, Stephane De Wit, Jean-Christophe Goffard, Michel Moutschen, Gilles Darcis, Christelle Meuris, Charlotte van den Bulcke, Karine Fombellida, Marc Del Forge, Homie Razavi, Chloe Wyndham-Thomas
OBJECTIVES: In Belgium, eleven AIDS Reference Centers (ARCs) and seven AIDS Reference Laboratories diagnose and treat HIV-positive individuals and track patients under care. As AIDS-related deaths are avoided and the HIV-positive population ages, non-infectious comorbidities (NICMs), such as cardiovascular disease, renal disease and certain cancers, play a larger role in the quality and length of patients' lives. This study aims to characterize the HIV-positive population in Belgium in terms of the prevalence of key NICMs...
June 16, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610479/quetiapine-abuse-and-dependence-is-pharmacokinetics-important
#4
Karol Grabowski
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June 13, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602146/impact-of-purchasing-the-cpap-device-on-acceptance-and-long-term-adherence-a-belgian-model
#5
Joke Leemans, Daniel Rodenstein, Jamila Bousata, Gimbada Benny Mwenge
RATIONALE: In Belgium, patients with moderate to severe OSA (AHI > 20) who show less than 30 micro-arousals per hour slept (MAI) cannot benefit from CPAP refund by the social security (SS). OBJECTIVES: To assess the influence of reimbursement on CPAP acceptance, and long-term adherence. METHODS: OSA patients (AHI > 20) were included regardless of MAI. All patients were offered a CPAP trial of 3-5 days for habituation. Two groups were defined and compared: «Out of pocket money» patients (OOP) with MAI < 30 that were invited to purchase their device and «reimbursed group» that were offered a CPAP reimbursed by the social security...
June 11, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599619/a-devastating-case-of-diarrhea-associated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-associated-with-extensive-cerebral-infarction-why-we-need-to-do-better
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Werner Keenswijk, Evelyn Dhont, Ann Raes, An Bael, Johan Vande Walle
A 4-year-old girl with diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+HUS) was transferred to the PICU of our center due to deteriorating renal function and neurological involvement. On admission, a comatous child was seen with hypoventilation and she was placed on mechanical ventilation. Hemodialysis was commenced but plasma exchange was discontinued due to repeated hypersensitivity reactions. A trial of eculizumab was given in light of the worsening of her neurologic condition with development of a pyramidal syndrome and deepening of the coma...
June 9, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587567/quality-of-care-in-oncology-quality-indicators-in-testicular-cancer-a-hospital-based-approach
#7
Hermans Barbara, Christof Vulsteke, Dekuyper Peter, Van Baelen Anthony, Huybrechts Stefan, Wulfrank Denis, Elzo-Kraemer Ximena, Van Eycken Elisabeth, Ameye Filip
INTRODUCTION: The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) conducted a literature search leading to twelve quality indicators for testicular cancer. Data obtained from three nationwide databases, showed only five fully measurable quality indicators, one was partially measurable, and two could be determined using a proxy indicator. The four remaining indicators could not be assessed. In this study, we aimed to investigate if these quality indicators were registered and measurable in a medium-volume center...
June 6, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583022/implementation-of-the-new-virtuo-blood-culture-system-evaluation-and-comparison-to-the-3d-system-using-simulated-blood-cultures
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Nathalie Miller, Laetitia Brassinne, Daniel Allemeersch
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performances of the newly approved BacT/ALERT VIRTUO blood culture system for the recovery of bloodstream pathogens and compare it to the BacT/ALERT 3D system. METHODS: Simulated blood cultures of eight clinically relevant microorganisms were used: Bacteroides fragilis (ATCC 25285), Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922), Haemophilus influenzae (ATCC 49247), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213), Streptococcus pneumoniae (ATCC 49619) and Candida krusei (ATCC 6258)...
June 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580858/suboptimal-palliative-sedation-in-primary-care-an-exploration
#9
Peter Pype, Inge Teuwen, Fien Mertens, Marij Sercu, An De Sutter
OBJECTIVES: Palliative sedation is a therapeutic option to control refractory symptoms in terminal palliative patients. This study aims at describing the occurrence and characteristics of suboptimal palliative sedations in primary care and at exploring the way general practitioners (GPs) experience suboptimal palliative sedation in their practice. METHODS: We conducted a mixed methods study with a quantitative prospective survey in primary care and qualitative semi-structured interviews with GPs...
June 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521652/case-report-patient-with-unexplained-high-fever-and-pancytopenia
#10
Kelly De Schuyter, Tom Lodewyck
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: We present a case of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), giving insight in how to establish diagnosis and start appropiate treatment. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old male presented at the emergency ward with high fever and pancytopenia. Repeat bone marrow aspirates showed hemophagocytosis. Extensive work-up with exclusion of other infectious and malignant diseases, eventually lead us to the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis...
May 19, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508721/acute-renal-failure-with-need-for-renal-replacement-therapy-as-a-complication-of-zoonotic-s-zooepidemicus-infection-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Laurens Veldeman, Katrien De Wilde, Dirk Vogelaers, Evelyne Lerut, An Vonck, Dien Mertens, Annelies Koch, Jan Beckers
Streptococcus zooepidemicus is an animal commensal with the potential of zoonotic transmission through ingestion of contaminated dairy products, leading to outbreaks of Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis (PSGN). We report for the first time acute renal failure with need for renal replacement therapy, as a complication of S. zooepidemicus bacteremia resulting from direct horse to human transmission in a young adult. Both clinical disease course and immunohistochemical staining patterns on renal biopsy had some atypical features of PSGN suggesting persistent activation of the alternative complement pathway but no known complement factor dysregulations could be identified...
May 16, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441913/the-masquerading-presentation-of-a-systemic-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-alk-positive-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Selma Al-Ahmad, Vincent Maertens, Christophe Libeer, Vera Schelfhout, Filip Vanhoenacker, Nancy Boeckx, Marleen Vandevenne
We report an unusual case of systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), ALK positive with leukemic involvement in a 57-year-old woman. The patient presented with a fulminant respiratory infection unresponsive to treatment requiring intensive care and ventilatory support. The CT scan demonstrated mediastinal and bilateral lymphadenopathy. On peripheral smear a few atypical lymphocytes were visualized. Based on the increasing number of atypical lymphocytes in the daily peripheral bloodsmears, the diagnosis ALCL was suggested...
April 25, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431485/efficacy-of-golimumab-in-belgian-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-despite-treatment-with-non-biologic-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-sub-analysis-of-the-go-more-study
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Patrick Durez, Marie Vanthuyne, Muhammad S Soyfoo, Ilse Hoffman, Michel Malaise, Piet Geusens
OBJECTIVES: The GO-MORE trial (NCT00975130) was a phase 3 study in 40 countries evaluating the efficacy and safety of golimumab as add-on therapy in biologic-naïve adults with active rheumatoid arthritis despite stable treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. To inform local practice in Belgium and examine the role of baseline disease activity in treatment response, we compared the efficacy of golimumab in the Belgian subpopulation and the rest of the world. METHODS: Baseline disease activity and six-month efficacy rates in the GO-MORE trial were compared for the Belgian subpopulation and the rest of the world by t-tests and chi-squared tests...
April 21, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420292/neuroendocrine-tumor-of-cecum-in-patient-treated-with-imatinib-mesylate-for-blastic-phase-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Sabina Novaković, Anamarija Kovač Peić, Hrvoje Holik, Božena Coha
Imatinib mesylate (IM), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is the treatment of choice in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It is considered a very safe drug, with mostly mild and reversible side effects. Lately, it has been suggested that adverse events may occur after a long term. We report a case of a 72-year-old woman diagnosed with blastic phase of Philadelphia chromosome positive CML treated with IM for 28 months. The patient presented first with ascites as a side effect of the drug. When the ascites re-occurred, it was caused by neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with peritoneal carcinomatosis...
April 19, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412856/investigating-the-role-of-il-33-in-the-pathogenesis-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#15
Pamir Çerçi, Seda Altıner, Ali İnal, Kenan Köse, Göksal Keskin, Ümit Ölmez
OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is an inflammatory disease, characterized by oral aphthous lesions, recurrent uveitis, skin lesions, and genital ulcerations. Increased release of several cytokines may play a role in the inflammatory stages of BD. IL-33, a member of the IL-1 cytokine superfamily, plays an important role in inflammation. We analyzed serum IL-33 concentration in BD patients to assess its possible role in the pathophysiology of this disease. METHODS: The study included 54 BD patients, 31 with active BD and 23 with inactive BD as well as 18 matched healthy controls...
April 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406385/retrospective-chart-review-of-hospitalizations-and-costs-associated-with-the-treatment-of-adults-with-philadelphia-negative-b-cell-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-belgium
#16
Johan Maertens, Carlos Graux, Dimitri Breems, Violaine Havelange, Sebastian Wittnebel, Daniëlle Strens, Caroline Hoefkens
OBJECTIVES: To quantify hospitalizations and costs among adults with Philadelphia-negative relapsed or refractory (R/R) B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who received current salvage chemotherapies in Belgium. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients aged ≥18 years and hospitalized between 2005 and 2015 for Ph-negative R/R B-cell ALL. Data were collected from the index date (first diagnosis of R/R ALL) until death or loss to follow-up...
April 13, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398157/effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-fatigue-in-two-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-presenting-with-chronic-fatigue-case-report-and-lessons-learned-from-a-failed-trial
#17
Els Tobback, Liesbeth Delesie, Ignace Hanoulle, Dirk Vogelaers, Dirk Pevernagie, An Mariman
INTRODUCTION: Patients referred to tertiary care for multidisciplinary investigation of unexplained chronic fatigue are not seldom diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). As standard treatment for OSA, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to decrease daytime sleepiness in OSA patients. However, the effect on fatigue as major complaint in chronic fatigue patients without excessive daytime sleepiness, is not fully understood nor explored. CASE REPORT: A prospective cross-over trial using effective and sham CPAP treatment periods in patients with unexplained chronic fatigue and OSA was interrupted because of poor recruitment and retainment due to complex design issues...
April 11, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372481/staphylococcal-versus-streptococcal-infective-endocarditis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-belgium-epidemiology-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome
#18
Jean Cyr Yombi, Sandra Nyota Yuma, Agnes Pasquet, Parla Astarci, Annie Robert, Hector Villalobos Rodriguez
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare but serious illness associated with a high mortality. Staphylococcus spp and Streptococcus spp are the most frequent causative pathogens. In this study, we compared the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with Staphylococcal and Streptococcal IE in a tertiary hospital. Using our institutional database 'Medical Explorer', we collected all cases of IE retrospectively between January 2005 and December 2010 at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc and then focused on Staphylococcal and Streptococcal IE...
April 4, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361645/an-unusual-cause-of-epidemic-thyrotoxicosis
#19
Lucie Wartique, Lucie Pothen, Nathalie Pirson, Michel P Hermans, Michel Lambert, Halil Yildiz
We describe the case of four patients consulting for headache and tachycardia of brutal onset. Their biological data were compatible with primary hyperthyroidism with low TSH and high T4 serum levels. Serum thyroglobulin level was low and Tc-scintigraphy showed decreased uptake with a homogenous pattern. These results allowed to conclude a thyrotoxicosis caused by thyroid hormones intake. History taking revealed consumption of beef neck meat containing all or parts of the bovine thyroid gland. Evolution was favourable with beta-blockers...
March 31, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712511/anakinra-in-resistant-gout-a-case-report
#20
Jana Van Wabeke, Eric Dhondt, Isabelle Peene, Yves Piette
Gout is a common cause of inflammatory arthritis. The classical treatment options in an acute gout attack are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, colchicine, and corticosteroids. Interleukin-1 inhibition has been shown to be an effective alternative when non-biologic therapies are ineffective or contraindicated. Herein, we report the case of a 69-year-old female who presented with polyarticular tophaceous gout treated successfully with anakinra.
August 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
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