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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182037/janus-kinase-2-mutations-in-cases-with-bcr-abl-negative-chronic-myeloproliferative-disorders-from-turkey
#1
Ismail Yildiz, Osman Yokuş, Habip Gedik
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the frequency of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) mutations in cases with chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMDs), and the relationship between the presence of JAK2 mutation and leukocytosis and splenomegaly, retrospectively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients, who were diagnosed with BCR-ABL-negative CMDs according to diagnosis criteria of the World Health Organization and followed up at the hematology clinic between 2013 and 2015, were investigated in terms of the frequency of JAK2 mutation in cases with CMDs, and the relationship between the presence of JAK2 mutation and leukocytosis and splenomegaly, retrospectively...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182035/cardiac-emergencies-in-neonates-and-young-infants
#2
REVIEW
Nasib Kabbani, Mohamed S Kabbani, Hayan Al Taweel
Cardiac emergencies in children are not infrequent. Early recognition and management are essential to save life and prevent any comorbidity. The presentation of cardiac emergencies and etiologies is variable depending on the age of child at the time of presentation and type of cardiac lesion. Cyanotic and noncyanotic congenital heart diseases are the main causes in neonates and infants. Acquired heart diseases and dysrhythmia are more common causes for cardiac emergencies in toddler and childhood. In this review, we discuss the most common causes for cardiac emergencies in neonates and young infants highlighting important points in the presentation and management that are essential for early recognition and timely management of infants presenting with these conditions...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182034/topical-vasodilator-response-in-skeletonized-internal-mammary-artery-is-there-really-a-difference
#3
Syed Raza Shah, Syed Arbab Shah, Muhammad Ahmed Jangda, Mohammad Danial Yaqub, Ayesha Altaf Jangda, Maham Khan, Muhammad Asim Khan, Brian Tomkins
AIM OF THE STUDY: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is the gold standard for the treatment of multivessel and left main coronary artery disease. However, there is considerable debate that whether left internal mammary artery (IMA) should be taken as pedicled or skeletonized. This study was conducted to assess the difference in blood flow after the application of topical vasodilator in skeletonized and pedicled IMA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, each patient underwent either skeletonized (n = 25) or pedicled IMA harvesting (n = 25)...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182029/very-severe-spinal-muscular-atrophy-type-0
#4
Suleiman Al Dakhoul
This case report describes a rare phenotype of very severe spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in a newborn who presented with reduced fetal movements in utero and significant respiratory distress at birth. The patient was homozygously deleted for exon 7 and exon 8 of the survival motor neuron gene 1. Very severe SMA should be considered in the differential diagnosis of respiratory distress at birth, and more research should be dedicated to investigate the genetic determinants of its widely variable phenotypes.
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182026/prevalence-of-tem-shv-and-ctx-m-beta-lactamase-genes-in-the-urinary-isolates-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#5
Trupti Bajpai, M Pandey, M Varma, G S Bhatambare
INTRODUCTION: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are the major cause of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics such as penicillins, cephalosporins, and monobactams. They are derived from the narrow-spectrum beta-lactamases (TEM-1, TEM-2, or SHV-1) by mutations that alter the amino acid configuration around the enzyme active site. AIM: To determine the prevalence of ESBL (blaTEM, blaCTX-M, and blaSHV) genes among the members of Enterobacteriaceae. METHODOLOGY: The present prospective study was carried out from January 2015 to June 2015 in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine of a Teaching Tertiary Care Hospital...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182024/impact-of-hospital-and-sociodemographic-factors-on-utilization-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-2011-2012-medicare-cohort
#6
Tushar A Tuliani, Maithili Shenoy, Milind Parikh, Mauricio G Cohen, Cindy Grines, Kenneth Jutzy, Anthony Hilliard
OBJECTIVE: Insurance status is a predictor of drug-eluting stent (DES) usage. Our study sought to determine the effect of hospital and sociodemographic characteristics on utilization of DES in nationwide inpatient discharges with uniform insurance (Medicare). METHODS: We linked data from the 2011 to 2012 Medicare discharges, 2011 Medicare hospital referral region (HRR) report (racial composition of each HRR), American Hospital Association (number of beds, rural/urban location, public/private status, and academic affiliation of hospitals), and American Community Survey 2011 (median income using zip code)...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182021/procedural-moderate-sedation-with-ketamine-in-pediatric-critical-care-unit
#7
Tarek R Hazwani, Hala Al-Alem
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of moderate sedation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) settings according to moderate sedation protocol using ketamine and midazolam and to determine areas for the improvement in our clinical practice. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted in the PICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for patients who had received moderate sedation between January and the end of December 2011 and who are eligible to inclusion criteria...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843802/coronary-ectasia-in-a-man-on-breast-cancer-therapy-presenting-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#8
Dana C Johnson, Luay Rifai, Parag V Patel
Limited data exist on the association between breast cancer treatments and coronary artery disease anatomy, particularly in males. We describe an unusual case of diffuse coronary ectasia in a man with breast cancer presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A 66-year-old man with breast cancer on paclitaxel, tamoxifen, and carboplatin chemotherapy regimen, presents with new onset chest pain. Electrocardiogram reveals anterolateral ST-segment depressions and elevated troponin I level. Emergent angiography revealed grossly ectatic coronary arteries with a total thrombotic occlusion of the mid right coronary artery...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843801/interrupted-aortic-arch-with-isolated-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-in-patient-with-turners-syndrome
#9
M Obadah Kattea, Osama A Smettei, Abdulrahman Kattea, Rami M Abazid
We present a case of 13-year-old female with Turner syndrome (TS), who presented with unexplained lower limbs swelling and ejection systolic murmur at the left second intercostal space. Suspicion of mild aortic coarctation was made by echocardiography. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a complete interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) below the left subclavian artery with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) and absent right SVC, defined as an isolated PLSVC. The patient underwent successful surgical correction after unsuccessful trial of transcatheter stent placement...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843800/left-ventricular-noncompaction-diagnosed-following-graves-disease
#10
Habib Habib, Amer Hawatmeh, Upamanyu Rampal, Fayez Shamoon
Isolated left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a rare genetic cardiomyopathy. Clinical manifestations are variable; patients may present with heart failure symptoms, arrhythmias, and systemic thromboembolism. However, it can also be asymptomatic. When asymptomatic, LVNC can manifest later in life after the onset of another unrelated condition. We report a case of LVNC which was diagnosed following a hyperthyroid state secondary to Graves' disease. The association of LVNC with other noncardiac abnormalities including neurological, hematological, and endocrine abnormalities including hypothyroidism has been described in isolated case reports before...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843799/etiological-causes-of-pancytopenia-a-report-of-137-cases
#11
Osman Yokuş, Habip Gedik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the etiological causes of pancytopenia in patients who were admitted to the hematology ward due to pancytopenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who were admitted to the hematology ward of Ministry of Health Istanbul Training and Research Hospital due to pancytopenia between 2013 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated regarding etiological causes. RESULTS: A total of 137 patients was evaluated...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843798/chronic-ankle-instability-current-perspectives
#12
REVIEW
Omar A Al-Mohrej, Nader S Al-Kenani
Ankle sprain is reported to be among the most common recurrent injuries. About 20% of acute ankle sprain patients develop chronic ankle instability. The failure of functional rehabilitation after acute ankle sprain leads to the development of chronic ankle instability. Differentiation between functional and anatomical ankle instability is very essential to guide the proper treatment. Stability testing by varus stress test and anterior drawer test should be carried out. Subtalar instability is an important pathology that is commonly by passed during the assessment of chronic ankle instability...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843797/does-endothelial-dysfunction-correlate-with-endocrinal-abnormalities-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#13
REVIEW
Rajani Dube
To study and critically analyze the published evidence on correlation of hormonal abnormalities and endothelial dysfunction (ED) in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through a systematic review. The databases including MEDLINE, PubMed, Up-To-Date, and Science Direct were searched using Medical subject handling terms and free text term keywords such as endocrine abnormalities in PCOS, ED assessment in PCOS, ED in combination with insulin resistance (IR), hyperandrogenism (HA), increased free testosterone, free androgen index (FAI), gonadotrophin levels, luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, estrogen, adipocytokines to search trials, and observational studies published from January 1987 to September 2015...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390672/victims-or-survivors
#14
Mustafa Alachkar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390671/recurrent-angina-from-chronic-coronary-obstruction-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#15
Mohamad Kabach, Abdulah Alrifai, Stefanie Furlan, Fares Alahdab
Severe aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease often coexist. Coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be challenging in patients with prior transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Depending on the type and position of the implanted valve, the procedure can be challenging or even unfeasible due to interference of diagnostic catheters and valve parts. The correct positioning of the TAVI prosthesis during TAVI was identified as an important factor with regard to the feasibility of subsequent CA or PCI...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390670/assessment-of-the-cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-among-the-known-diabetics-and-age-matched-controls-using-noninvasive-cardiovascular-reflex-tests-in-a-south-indian-population-a-case-control-study
#16
Pradeep Sukla, Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava, Nambaru Lakshmana Rao
AIM: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition characterized by hyperglycemia. The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of cardiac autonomic neuropathy in a rural area of South India, among the known diabetics after comparing them with the age-matched healthy controls, utilizing noninvasive cardiac autonomic neuropathy reflex tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was conducted for 4 months (October 2014 to January 2015) at an Urban Health and Training Center (UHTC) of a Medical College located in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390669/detection-of-inducible-and-constitutive-clindamycin-resistance-among-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-eastern-india
#17
Subasini Majhi, Muktikesh Dash, Dharitri Mohapatra, Ashoka Mohapatra, Nirupama Chayani
INTRODUCTION: Clindamycin is an excellent drug for skin and soft tissue Staphylococcus aureus infections, but resistance mediated by inducible macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (iMLSB) phenotype leads to in vivo therapeutic failure even though they may be in vitro susceptible in Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed to detect the prevalence of iMLSB phenotype among S. aureus isolates by double disk approximation test (D-test) in a tertiary care hospital, Eastern India...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390668/cd10-and-cd138-can-be-expressed-in-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone-an-immunohistochemical-study
#18
Mousa A Al-Abbadi, Mohammed J Al-Yousef, Mohammad M Yousef, Salwa S Sheikh, Nidal M Almasri, Samir S Amr
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a primary bone neoplasm which is characterized by the presence of mononuclear cells (MCs) and osteoclast-like multinucleated giant cells (MNGCs). Up to our knowledge, CD10 immunoreactivity in GCTB has not yet been studied, and only one study touched on CD138 immunoreactivity in GCTB. The objective of this study is to investigate the immunoreactivity of CD10 and CD138 in GCTB. We offer a discussion of our findings in the context of the differential diagnosis, particularly in small biopsy material...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390667/critical-congenital-heart-disease-screening
#19
REVIEW
Mohammed A Chamsi-Pasha, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) is a heart lesion for which neonates require early surgical intervention to survive. Without intervention, the rates of mortality and survival with significant disability are extremely high. Early diagnosis can potentially improve health outcomes in newborns with CCHD. Until recent years, no routine screening protocol existed. In the last few years, pulse oximetry screening for CCHD in newborns has been added to the list of recommended uniform screening panels and advocated by several health-care authorities...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27144147/analysis-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis
#20
Manas Pratim Roy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
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