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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916227/parasites-creeping-in-the-eye
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LETTER
Yi Sun, Juan Deng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916226/plasma-cell-leukemia-with-prominent-hairy-cell-morphology
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LETTER
Hyo Jin Lee, Deog-Yeon Jo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916225/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-presenting-as-renovascular-hypertension-treated-successfully-with-percutaneous-angioplasty
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Christophe Thuaire, Richard Damade
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916224/madelung-disease
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LETTER
Huan-Wen Chen, Huan-Wu Chen, Hsiao-Lien Chen, Chih-Cheng Lai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916223/usual-interstitial-pneumonia-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patient
#5
Mengshu Cao, Rosane D Achcar, Jonathan H Chung, Joshua J Solomon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916222/acute-amiodarone-pulmonary-toxicity-after-surgical-procedures
#6
REVIEW
Jirapat Teerakanok, Pakpoom Tantrachoti, Phumpattra Chariyawong, Kenneth Nugent
Amiodarone can cause toxicity in several organs, including amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity which is a subacute or chronic complication. Amiodarone-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in postoperative patients is a rare acute complication. The PubMed and Google Scholar databases were searched. Seven retrospective and prospective case series and 10 case reports of amiodarone-induced postoperative ARDS were reviewed. All patients received amiodarone chronically or during the perioperative period...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916221/memories-of-a-fever-hospital
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EDITORIAL
John Riefler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916220/preventive-and-primary-care-for-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-patients
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REVIEW
Sarah R Floyd, Deidre M Pierce, Stephen A Geraci
Among the minorities underserved by today׳s healthcare system, the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population may be the least studied, and the least understood by healthcare providers. High-quality evidence is often lacking regarding optimal preventive care measures, both in medical areas that (to date) fail to identify differences in need between LGB and heterosexual patients, and in those more prevalent in or more specific (or both) to sexual minorities. Issues of substance abuse, sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases, obesity and other eating disorders, cardiovascular prevention, cancer prevention and screening, depression and other psychological disorders, social isolation and personal and intimate partner violence are all as or more important to address in LGB patients as they are in the general American population...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916219/coupling-factor-6-is-upregulated-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats
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Nannan Li, Jie Yin, Weidong Cai, Jingjing Liu, Na Zhang, Suhua Yan, Lucheng Song, Xiaolu Li
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare and fatal disease. The prostacyclin (PGI2) pathway is a well-known therapeutic target for PAH. As a novel vasoconstrictive peptide, coupling factor 6 (CF6) has been recognized as the only endogenous inhibitor of PGI2. However, the relationship between CF6 and PAH is still unknown. In this study, we investigated the involvement of CF6 in PAH in rats. METHODS: A total of 80 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 2 groups: a control group (with saline intraperitoneally) and a monocrotaline (MCT)-treated group (with MCT 60mg/kg intraperitoneal injection)...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916218/fenofibrate-attenuates-malignant-hypertension-by-suppression-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-a-study-in-cyp1a1-ren-2-transgenic-rats
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Šárka Jíchová, Šárka Doleželová, Libor Kopkan, Elzbieta Kompanowska-Jezierska, Janusz Sadowski, Luděk Červenka
BACKGROUND: Malignant hypertension is a life-threatening condition, and its pathophysiology is still poorly understood. The present study was designed to evaluate the role of interaction of the renin-angiotensin system with 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE), a product of cytochrome P450 (CYP)-dependent ω-hydroxylase pathway, in the pathophysiology of angiotensin II (ANG II)-dependent malignant hypertension in Cyp1a1-Ren-2 transgenic rats. METHODS: Malignant hypertension was induced by 12 days׳ dietary administration of 0...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916217/first-lecture-to-new-doctors-5-lessons-learned
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Griffin P Rodgers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916216/endocarditis-as-a-marker-for-new-epidemics-of-injection-drug-use
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Susana Williams Keeshin, Judith Feinberg
BACKGROUND: We examined discharges for infective endocarditis (IE) at an academic teaching hospital for over 10 years to evaluate if an increase in hospitalizations for IE and increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients with IE could predict a new epidemic of injection drug use (IDU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective medical record review of discharged patients with the diagnosis of IE as defined by the modified Duke criteria. Student's t test, chi-squared test and Fisher's exact test were used to calculate P values...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916215/opiate-injection-associated-infective-endocarditis-in-the-southeastern-united-states
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Lauren Hartman, Erin Barnes, Laura Bachmann, Katherine Schafer, James Lovato, Daniel Clark Files
BACKGROUND: Opiate pain reliever (OPR) misuse by injection is increasing in the United States. Infective endocarditis (IE), a devastating complication of injection OPR use, has been understudied. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of IE cases at an academic tertiary care hospital in North Carolina. Hospital admissions from 2009-2014 were screened for cases of definite IE. Subjects reporting injection drug use (IDU) were classified as IDU-IE, and compared to those without reported IDU, classified as No IDU-IE...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916214/assessment-of-abdominal-fat-using-high-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-anthropometric-and-biochemical-parameters
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Ali Al-Radaideh, Reema Tayyem, Kholoud Al-Fayomi, Nisreen Nimer, Amer Malkawi, Rana Al-Zu Bi, Lana Agraib, Imad Athamneh, Nawal Hijjawi
BACKGROUND: To measure the abdominal subcutaneous fat (SF) and visceral fat (VF) volumes using high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to investigate their association with selected anthropometric and biochemical parameters among obese and nonobese apparently healthy participants. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted by recruiting 167 healthy participants. Abdominal scans were acquired at 3T MRI, and the SF and VF were segmented and their volumes were calculated...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916213/gastric-ph-and-therapeutic-responses-to-exsomeprazole-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia-potential-clinical-implications
#15
Marek Majewski, Irene Sarosiek, Chad J Cooper, Grzegorz Wallner, Richard W McCallum, Stanley A Edlavitch, Jerzy Sarosiek
BACKGROUND: Therapy for functional dyspepsia remains a challenge. This study aimed to evaluate esomeprazole (E) versus placebo (P) regarding (1) the effectiveness in providing relief of abdominal pain or discomfort during 16 weeks of therapy in patients with functional dyspepsia having moderate or severe symptoms; (2) the effects on gastric acid suppression and (3) the relationship between symptom relief and gastric pH. METHODS: Enrolled patients were randomized to E (n = 38) or P (n = 35) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916212/shock-index-as-a-predictor-of-myocardial-injury-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Jin Kyung Hwang, Woo Jin Jang, Young Bin Song, Joao A C Lima, Eliseo Guallar, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Soonuk Choi, Eun Kyoung Kim, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association between shock index and myocardial injury in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We analyzed cardiac magnetic resonance imaging from 306 consecutive patients treated with primary PCI for STEMI. The patients were divided into the following 2 groups: initial shock index >0.7 (n = 88) and ≤0.7 (n = 218). Shock index was calculated as the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure based on the first recorded vital signs upon arrival...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916211/a-32-year-study-of-the-effect-of-pneumococcal-vaccines-on-invasive-streptococcus-pneumoniae-disease
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Ronald J Stanek, Nancy B Norton, Maurice A Mufson
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, Streptococcus pneumoniae commonly causes community-acquired pneumonia, meningitis, septicemia and otitis media. Invasive pneumococcal infection (IPD) represents the most serious presentation, occurs in approximately 1 in 4 cases and engenders case fatality rates (CFR) in pneumonia of 20-25% and meningitis of 35-40%. We investigated IPD for 32 years in an American city to assess the effect of differing pneumococcal vaccines on serotype occurrence and CFR among children and adults...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916210/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-in-the-assessment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Hai-Yan Qian, Ji Huang, Yue-Jin Yang, Yan-Min Yang, Zhi-Zhong Li, Jing-Mei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) in the stratification and prognosis of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). METHODS: According to risk stratification, 69 patients with APE admitted into the emergency department within 24 hours after onset were divided into the following 3 groups: high-risk group, moderate-risk group and low-risk group. H-FABP- and cardiac troponin I (cTNI)-positive rates of all groups were analyzed and compared, and the correlation between major adverse events (death, endotracheal intubation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the cardiac markers (heart rate, arterial partial pressure of oxygen, right ventricular dimension, pulmonary arterial pressure, etc...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916209/concordant-and-discordant-exudates-and-their-effect-on-the-accuracy-of-light-s-criteria-to-diagnose-exudative-pleural-effusions
#19
Lucía Ferreiro, Rolando Sánchez-Sánchez, Luis Valdés, Carlos E Kummerfeldt, John T Huggins
INTRODUCTION: To describe the incidence of discordant exudate (DE) effusions, their underlying etiologies and their effect on the accuracy of the Light's criteria to diagnose exudate effusions. METHODS: A retrospective review of pleural fluid analysis (PFA) from a cohort of patients with pleural effusion (PE) who underwent thoracentesis. PEs were defined as exudative based on the Light's criteria. The effusions were further classified in concordant or DE. RESULTS: From 847 PE samples, 611 (72...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916208/ajms-year-in-review
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EDITORIAL
David W Ploth, Sarah Mc Cann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
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