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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346490/effect-of-hiv-and-malaria-parasites-co-infection-on-immune-hematological-profiles-among-patients-attending-anti-retroviral-treatment-art-clinic-in-infectious-disease-hospital-kano-nigeria
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Feyisayo Ebenezer Jegede, Tinuade Ibijoke Oyeyi, Surajudeen Abiola Abdulrahman, Henry Akwen Mbah, Titilope Badru, Chinedu Agbakwuru, Oluwasanmi Adedokun
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malaria co-infection may present worse health outcomes in the tropics. Information on HIV/malaria co-infection effect on immune-hematological profiles is critical for patient care and there is a paucity of such data in Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate immune-hematological profiles among HIV infected patients compared to HIV/malaria co-infected for ART management improvement. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Infectious Disease Hospital, Kano...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345309/a-survey-of-clinicians-regarding-respiratory-physiotherapy-intervention-for-intubated-and-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-what-is-current-practice-in-australian-icus
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Lisa van der Lee, Anne-Marie Hill, Shane Patman
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause for intensive care unit (ICU) admission resulting in high morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of evidence regarding respiratory physiotherapy for intubated and mechanically ventilated patients with CAP, and anecdotally clinical practice is variable in this cohort. The aims of this study were to identify the degree of variability in physiotherapy practice for intubated adult patients with CAP and to explore ICU physiotherapist perceptions of current practice for this cohort and factors that influence physiotherapy treatment mode, duration, and frequency...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345307/quality-indicators-for-early-stage-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
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Daniel E Roos, Hui C Tee
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this project was to devise simple, practicable quality indicators (QIs) for the treatment of early stage (I-II) Hodgkin's lymphoma (ESHL), and to test their applicability retrospectively at a single large teaching hospital. METHODS: Of the available treatment guidelines, we chose the two eviQ (evidence and Quality, Cancer Institute New South Wales) documents first published in early 2012 (updated in 2015) for ESHL favourable and ESHL unfavourable (based upon German Hodgkin Study Group practice) as being most relevant to the Australian setting, and selected nine QIs from them viz...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344019/open-versus-minimally-invasive-surgical-approaches-in-pediatric-urology-trends-in-utilization-and-complications
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Rohit Tejwani, Brian J Young, Hsin-Hsiao S Wang, Steven Wolf, J Todd Purves, John S Wiener, Jonathan C Routh
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques are anecdotally reported to be increasingly used, but little objective data supports this. Our objective was to assess trends in MIS utilization across various procedures in pediatric urology and to compare postoperative complication rates between MIS and open procedures. METHODS: We analyzed the 1998-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. We identified children (<18 years old) undergoing open and MIS inpatient procedures and any in-hospital post-operative complications that occurred during that postoperative hospitalization...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343694/open-versus-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-medicare-beneficiaries
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Sarah E Deery, Marc L Schermerhorn
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are relatively common and often life-threatening, with especially high mortality after aneurysm rupture. The introduction of endovascular aneurysm repair, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open repair, led to decreased mortality and morbidity in randomized controlled trials, but these trials were conducted in highly selected patients and providers and were underpowered to detect differences in rare adverse events throughout follow-up. With observational studies of Medicare beneficiaries, we demonstrate that the randomized trial results are generalizable to the majority of patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the United States...
March 23, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343611/hospital-esophagectomy-volume-and-postoperative-length-of-stay-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Femi Giwa, Aitua Salami, Ajibola I Abioye
BACKGROUND: Much attention in the volume-outcomes literature has focused on the empirical impact of surgical caseload on outcomes. However, relevant studies on the association between surgical volume and variables that potentially contribute to healthcare costs are limited. The objective of this study was to systematically elucidate a contemporary analysis of the empirical relationship between hospital esophagectomy volume and postoperative length of stay, a cost-related outcome. DATA SOURCES: OvidSP, PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), ISI Web of Science and OpenGrey were searched for relevant articles published from 2000 to 2016...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342688/in-hospital-mortality-30-day-readmission-and-length-of-hospital-stay-after-surgery-for-primary-colorectal-cancer-a-national-population-based-study
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S Pucciarelli, M Zorzi, N Gennaro, G Gagliardi, A Restivo, M Saugo, A Barina, M Rugge, M Zuin, I Maretto, D Nitti
INTRODUCTION: The simultaneous assessment of multiple indicators for quality of care is essential for comparisons of performance between hospitals and health care systems. The aim of this study was to assess the rates of in-hospital mortality and 30-day readmission and length of hospital stay (LOS) in patients who underwent surgical procedures for colorectal cancer between 2005 and 2014 in Italy. METHODS: All patients in the National Italian Hospital Discharge Dataset who underwent a surgical procedure for colorectal cancer during the study period were included...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342131/volume-and-outcomes-relationship-in-laparoscopic-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
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Matthew D Whealon, Juan J Blondet, John V Gahagan, Michael J Phelan, Ninh T Nguyen
BACKGROUND: There is no published data regarding the relationship between hospital volume and outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repair. We hypothesize that hospitals performing high case volume have improved outcomes compared to low-volume hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database between 2008 and 2012 for adults with the diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia who underwent elective laparoscopic repair of diaphragmatic Hernia and/or Nissen fundoplication...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340895/post-operative-consequences-of-hemodynamic-optimization
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A Lazkani, G Lebuffe
Hemodynamic optimization begins with a medical assessment to identify the high-risk patients. This stratification is needed to customize the choice of hemodynamic support that is best adapted to the patient's level of risk, integrating the use of the least invasive procedures. The macro-circulatory hemodynamic approach aims to maintain a balance between oxygen supply (DO2) and oxygen demand (VO2). Volume replacement plays a crucial role based on the titration of fluid boluses according to their effect on measured stroke volume or indices of preload dependency...
December 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339577/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Akinori Sairaku, Yukihiko Yoshida, Yukiko Nakano, Haruo Hirayama, Mayuho Maeda, Haruki Hashimoto, Yasuki Kihara
Aims: Sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement is a rare pathological condition, and therefore cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with cardiac sarcoidosis is even further rare. We aimed to clarify the clinical features of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis who received CRT. Methods and results: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data on CRT at three cardiovascular centres to detect cardiac sarcoidosis patients. We identified 18 (8.9%) patients with cardiac sarcoidosis who met the inclusion criteria out of 202 with systolic heart failure who received CRT based on the guidelines...
January 25, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337385/comparison-of-ticagrelor-and-high-dose-clopidogrel-on-the-platelet-functions-in-patients-with-inadequate-response-to-clopidogrel
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Xinshun Gu, Xianghua Fu, Yanbo Wang, Wenhui Zhang, Weize Fan, Yunfa Jiang, Guozhen Hao, Qing Miao, Yi Li, Wei Zhi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of ticagrelor and high-dose clopidogrel on the platelet functions in patients with inadequate response to clopidogrel. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized and controlled study, patients who had been diagnosed as acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with inadequate response to clopidogrel in the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University from July 2015 to June 2016 were enrolled. Inadequate response to clopidogrel was defined as absolute reduction of platelet aggregation rate (PAR) <30% or PAR >70%...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336679/transfer-to-high-volume-centers-associated-with-reduced-mortality-after-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-stroke
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Lorenzo Rinaldo, Waleed Brinjikji, Alejandro A Rabinstein
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Some have argued that it may be beneficial to expand the availability of endovascular revascularization services to lower-volume hospitals to minimize the morbidity associated with transfer to larger endovascular centers. We compared the outcomes after revascularization of patients directly admitted to a low-volume center and those transferred to a high-volume center. METHODS: We searched a national database of hospital-reported outcomes for patients who underwent endovascular revascularization for acute ischemic stroke...
March 23, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336186/variation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-cohort-evaluation-of-incidence-treatment-and-outcome
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M de Ridder, A J M Balm, R J Baatenburg de Jong, C H J Terhaard, R P Takes, M Slingerland, E Dik, R J E Sedee, J G A M de Visscher, H Bouman, S M Willems, M W Wouters, L E Smeele, B A C van Dijk
BACKGROUND: To explore variation in numbers and treatment between hospitals that treat head and neck cancer (HNC) in the Netherlands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient, tumor and treatment characteristics were collected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry, while histopathological features were obtained by linkage to the national pathology record register PALGA. Inter-hospital variation in volume, stage, treatment, pathologically confirmed loco-regional recurrence and overall survival rate was evaluated by tumor site...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334502/development-of-a-dried-blood-spot-hplc-pda-method-for-the-analysis-of-linezolid-and-ciprofloxacin-in-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-patients
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Vincenzo Ferrone, Maura Carlucci, Roberto Cotellese, Paolo Raimondi, Annadomenica Cichella, Lorenzo Di Marco, Salvatore Genovese, Giuseppe Carlucci
This study developed a HPLC method involving dried blood spotting as sampling method for the therapeutic drug monitoring of the antimicrobial combination therapy with linezolid and ciprofloxacin. DBS for standards, quality control samples, and patient samples were excised and then extracted using a mixture of methanol/water/formic acid 80:20:0.1 (v/v/v), respectively. Linezolid (LZD) and ciprofloxacin (CPR) were measured by a high performance liquid chromatography using a Kinetex EVO C18 (100 x 4.6 mm I.D...
March 23, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332761/a-uk-national-survey-of-care-pathways-and-support-offered-to-patients-receiving-revision-surgery-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-in-the-highest-volume-nhs-orthopaedic-centres
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Andrew J Moore, Michael R Whitehouse, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Jason Heddington, Andrew D Beswick, Ashley W Blom, Tim J Peters
BACKGROUND: Deep prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication of joint replacement surgery. It is difficult to treat, and patients often require multiple major revision surgeries to eradicate the infection. Treatment can have negative and long-term impact on patients' quality of life. Understanding current service provision provides valuable information needed to design and evaluate support interventions for patients. AIM: This survey aimed to identify usual care pathways and support in UK National Health Service (NHS) orthopaedic centres for patients receiving revision surgery for PJI after hip or knee replacement...
March 23, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329148/myocardial-energy-metabolism-and-ultrastructure-with-polarizing-and-depolarizing-cardioplegia-in-a-porcine-model%C3%A2
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Terje Aass, Lodve Stangeland, David J Chambers, Seth Hallström, Christine Rossmann, Bruno K Podesser, Malte Urban, Knut Nesheim, Rune Haaverstad, Knut Matre, Ketil Grong
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether the novel St. Thomas' Hospital polarizing cardioplegic solution (STH-POL) with esmolol/adenosine/magnesium offers improved myocardial protection by reducing demands for high-energy phosphates during cardiac arrest compared to the depolarizing St. Thomas' Hospital cardioplegic solution No 2 (STH-2). METHODS: Twenty anaesthetised pigs on tepid cardiopulmonary bypass were randomized to cardiac arrest for 60 min with antegrade freshly mixed, repeated, cold, oxygenated STH-POL or STH-2 blood cardioplegia every 20 min...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328670/the-trauma-ecosystem-the-impact-and-economics-of-new-trauma-centers-on-a-mature-statewide-trauma-system
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David J Ciesla, Etienne E Pracht, Pablo T Leitz, David A Spain, Joseph J Tepas, Kristan L Staudenmayer
INTRODUCTION: Florida serves as a model for the study of trauma system performance. Between 2010 and 2104, 5 new trauma centers were opened along side 20 existing centers. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of trauma system expansion on system triage performance and trauma center patient profiles. METHODS: A statewide dataset was queried for all injury related discharges from adult acute care hospitals using ICD-9 codes for 2010 and 2014. The dataset, inclusion criteria, and definitions of high-risk injury were chosen to match those used by the Florida department of health in its trauma registry...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328580/factors-predicting-use-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-compared-with-primary-debulking-surgery-in-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer-a-national-cancer-database-study
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Gary S Leiserowitz, Jeff F Lin, Ana I Tergas, William A Cliby, Robert E Bristow
OBJECTIVES: We performed a patterns-of-care study to characterize the types of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) versus primary debulking surgery (PDS) using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). METHODS: We identified patients with stages IIIC and IV EOC in the NCDB diagnosed from 2003 to 2011. Patients who received chemotherapy (CT) prior to surgery were classified as receiving NACT; if surgery preceded CT, then it was classified as PDS...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326800/safety-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-bilateral-synchronous-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-bilateral-stone-disease-evidence-from-a-systematic-review
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Patrick Jones, Blessing Dhliwayo, Bhavan Prasad Rai, Moeketsi Mokete, Ramachandran Amitharaj, Omar M Aboumarzouk, Bhaskar K Somani
INTRODUCTION: With the evolution of endourologic technology, bilateral synchronous percutaneous nephrolithotomy (BS-PCNL) has emerged as a potentially practical intervention for patients with bilateral lithiasis. Although tradition has favored a staged approach, an increasing number of original studies have reported their experiences with the synchronous approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Cochrane style search was performed after development of a sensitive and predefined search strategy...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323186/micro-multileaf-collimator-linac-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas
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Essam M Rezk, Faycal El Majdoub, Martin Kocher, Harald Treuer, Volker Sturm, Mohammad Maarouf
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the efficacy of linear accelerator (LINAC) radiosurgery using micro multi-leaf collimator technique (μMLC) in the treatment of a consecutive series of patients with vestibular schwannomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we enrolled 50 patients with non-neurofibromatosis type 2 vestibular schwannoma who were treated with μMLC LINAC-based SRS at University Hospital of Cologne, Germany. A minimum clinical follow-up of 24 months was conducted...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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