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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043086/hepatitis-b-vaccination-coverage-and-the-determinants-of-vaccination-among-health-care-workers-in-selected-health-facilities-in-lusaka-district-zambia-an-exploratory-study
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Namwaka Mungandi, Mpundu Makasa, Patrick Musonda
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver and causes both acute and chronic disease. It is transmitted through contact with an infected person's bodily fluids. It is an occupational hazard for healthcare workers and can be prevented by the administration of a vaccine. It is recommended that healthcare workers be vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases including hepatitis B. The study objective was to determine the prevalence and determinants of hepatitis B vaccination among healthcare workers in selected health facilities in Lusaka...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034810/adult-idiopathic-cholestasis-a-condition-more-common-in-the-canadian-inuit
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Gerald Y Minuk, Galia Pollock, Julia Uhanova
Despite extensive investigations, some patients have no identifiable cause for their cholestatic liver enzyme abnormalities. The aim of this study was to document the clinical, laboratory, radiologic and histologic features of adult patients with idiopathic cholestasis (AIC). A computerised database of referred patients to a tertiary care hospital outpatient department for assessment of hepatobiliary disorders between 2005 and 2015 was employed to identify and describe features associated with AIC. Of 6,560 patient referrals, sufficient documentation to warrant a diagnosis of AIC was present in 17 (0...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034746/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-in-a-tertiary-indonesian-hospital
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Muhammad Ilham Aldika Akbar, Indah Mayang Sari, Aditiawarman, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Gustaaf Dekker
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare, often autosomal recessive disorder with a major risk for maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. In order to achieve a more favorable outcome, awareness of its clinical signs and symptoms and early recognition are of pivotal importance. Over a 5-year period 18 patients were diagnosed with AFLP (one twin, 19 babies). The most common sign and symptoms were jaundice, hypoglycemia, nausea and vomiting, encephalopathy, and hypertension. Abnormal laboratory test results included: elevated total/ conjugated (direct) bilirubin, AST, ALT, PT, APTT, creatinine, leukocyte count, and hypoalbuminemia...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034490/hepatic-complications-of-umbilical-venous-catheters-in-the-neonatal-period-the-ultrasound-spectrum
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Betul Emine Derinkuyu, Oznur Leman Boyunaga, Cagri Damar, Sezin Unal, Ebru Ergenekon, Ayse Gul Alimli, Cigdem Oztunali, Canan Turkyilmaz
OBJECTIVES: Umbilical venous catheterization is commonly used in the neonatal period; however, it has some complications. In this study, we evaluated neonates who underwent umbilical venous catheterization and developed hepatic complications. Furthermore, we aimed to define all of the possible lesions and to clarify the imaging findings of umbilical venous catheter-induced hepatic injury. METHODS: Two hundred forty-four neonates who underwent umbilical venous catheterization between March 2013 and September 2015 in a single tertiary care referral center were included in this study...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033589/yttrium-90-radioembolization-of-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-center-experience
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Carsten Meyer, Claus Christian Pieper, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Nina Alexandra Lampe, Eva Maria E Matuschek, Thomas Adrian Maschke, Simon Jonas Enkirch, Markus Essler, Ulrich Spengler, Hans Heinz Schild
PURPOSE: To determine the value of radioembolization (RE) for treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of patients undergoing RE for unresectable HCC were retrospectively reviewed. Biochemical and clinical toxicities, imaging response (according to modified Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors), time-to-progression (TTP) and overall survival (OS) were analyzed. Data were stratified according to clinical and procedural parameters...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030698/biliary-atresia-and-liver-transplantation-results-and-thoughts-for-primary-liver-transplantation-in-select-patients
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Riccardo Superina
Biliary atresia (BA) is one of the most common indications for liver transplantation in children. Despite advances in biliary atresia surgical techniques, most children will ultimately require liver transplantation. Possible pre-operative predictors of outcome after the Kasai operation are: 1. Age at operation 2. Presence of the biliary atresia splenic malformation syndrome (BASM) 3. Center specific factors 4. Liver histology and 5. Anatomic pattern of bile ducts found at surgery.Age at surgery is considered a strong predictor of success after portoenterostomy...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019063/statin-prescribing-in-the-elderly-special-considerations
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REVIEW
M Leya, N J Stone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our aim was to examine the current evidence behind prescribing statins to individuals over 65 years of age with emphasis on those older than 75. Individuals over 75 years of age may often have multiple comorbidities and take many medications. Additionally, they are often underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of statins in older populations. While results of RCTs demonstrate the benefit of statin therapy in both primary and secondary prevention patients, clinicians must more carefully consider adverse effects and drug-drug interactions before prescribing statin therapy as well as determining the intensity in older individuals...
October 11, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016288/efficacy-and-safety-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-for-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-and-adolescents-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-bihar-india
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Krishna Pandey, Biplab Pal, Niyamat Ali Siddiqui, Vidya Nand Rabi Das, Krishna Murti, Chandra Shekhar Lal, Neena Verma, Rajendra Babu, Vahab Ali, Rakesh Kumar, Pradeep Das
Liposomal amphotericin B is being used increasingly to reduce the burden of kala-azar from the Indian subcontinent. There are studies which have evaluated efficacy and safety of liposomal amphotericin B for visceral leishmaniasis in all age groups. However, the only study that specifically addressed treatment of childhood visceral leishmaniasis did not include all ages or document renal and liver function. We, therefore, felt it was important to reassess the efficacy and safety of single dose liposomal amphotericin B in children and adolescents...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986192/effect-of-antibiotics-for-infectious-diarrhea-on-the-duration-of%C3%A2-hospitalization-a-retrospective-cohort-study-at-a-single-center%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-japan-from-2012-to-2015
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Yosuke Sasaki, Yoshitaka Murakami, Hiroaki Zai, Hitoshi Nakajima, Yoshihisa Urita
OBJECTIVE: Routine empirical antimicrobial therapy for patients with infectious diarrhea is not recommended in general practice. Conversely, prescription of empirical antibiotics for hospitalized patients remains controversial due to a lack of studies providing evidence for its benefits. Thus, this study aimed to examine whether empirical antimicrobial therapy would shorten the hospitalization duration for infectious diarrhea patients. METHODS: This single-center, retrospective cohort study was performed at the Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University Medical Center Omori Hospital, using medical records...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979719/en-bloc-pancreaticoduodenectomy-and-right-hemicolectomy-for-locally-advanced-right-sided-colon-cancer
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Yuji Kaneda, Hiroshi Noda, Yuhei Endo, Nao Kakizawa, Kosuke Ichida, Fumiaki Watanabe, Takaharu Kato, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Koichi Suzuki, Toshiki Rikiyama
AIM: To assess the usefulness of en bloc right hemicolectomy with pancreaticoduodenectomy (RHCPD) for locally advanced right-sided colon cancer (LARCC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the database of Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, between January 2009 and December 2016. During this time, 299 patients underwent radical right hemicolectomy for right-sided colon cancer. Among them, 5 underwent RHCPD for LARCC with tumor infiltration to adjacent organs...
September 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978591/digital-lesion-leading-to-diagnosis-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Dhauna Karam, Bharat Agrawal, Chandra Mouli
Cholangiocarcinomas (CCA) are uncommon malignancies that present late and have a poor prognosis. The patients may remain undiagnosed for many years because of non-specific presentation. CCA metastasises commonly to liver and adjacent lymph nodes. It can rarely metastasise to bone, lung, colon, pancreas, adrenal glands and spleen. Multiple treatment options are available including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy. The tumours have high rate of recurrence and most patients require palliative care...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975117/clinical-practice-and-outcomes-in-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-experience-from-an-indian-tertiary-care-center
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Subhadeep Bose, Anant Ramaswamy, Arvind Sahu, Omshree Shetty, Saurabh S Zanwar, Jimmy Mirani, Chaitali Nashikkar, Vikas Ostwal
BACKGROUND: Management of advanced Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) has been revolutionized with the use of Imatinib guided by mutation analysis. Data from India remains scarce. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with metastatic GIST who were treated at Department of Gastro-intestinal & Hepaticopancreaticobiliary Oncology Unit at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai between December, 2004 and December 2015 were included in the analysis. Clinical and radiological data was retrieved from stored medical records and charts...
July 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971026/intensive-care-unit-issues-in-eclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
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REVIEW
Melissa Teresa Chu Lam, Elizabeth Dierking
Preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are life-threatening hypertensive conditions and common causes of ICU admission among obstetric patients The diagnostic criteria of preeclampsia include: 1) systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg on two occasions at least 4 hours apart and 2) proteinuria ≥300 mg/day in a woman with a gestational age of >20 weeks with previously normal blood pressures. Eclampsia is defined as a convulsive episode or altered level of consciousness occurring in the setting of preeclampsia, provided that there is no other cause of seizures...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969691/pregnancy-associated-cancer-in-the-french-west-indies-martinique-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Kathleen Melan, Jean-Luc Volumenie, Gaël Wan-Ajouhu, Stephen Ulric-Gervaise, Jacqueline Veronique-Baudin, Clarisse Joachim
BACKGROUND: The management of pregnancy-associated-cancer (PAC) requires epidemiological evaluation of the pathways of care. The aim of this study was to describe maternal and neonatal outcomes of PAC in Martinique. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted using data from medical records and the Martinique Cancer Registry for all PAC diagnosed between 1st January 2000 and 31st December 2014. RESULTS: Eighteen women were diagnosed with PAC: 17 during pregnancy and one during the postpartum period...
October 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964983/death-due-to-non-traumatic-hemoperitoneum-in-milan-2002-2016-with-focus-on-two-cases-of-abdominal-apoplexy-idiopathic-spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Alessio Battistini, Matteo Marchesi, Alberto Amadasi, Alessandra Rancati, Guendalina Gentile, Riccardo Zoja
Abdominal apoplexy, also known as idiopathic spontaneous hemoperitoneum, is a rare event related to sudden death, whose diagnosis and treatment is extremely challenging and whose pathologic mechanisms are still mainly unknown. It is frequently associated with vascular disorders (alterations in the vascular structures) and mainly linked to liver cirrhosis. However, the presence of hemoperitoneum may in such cases pose many challenges to forensic post-mortem examinations since the source of bleeding remains often unknown even after a careful and thorough dissection...
September 23, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960360/survival-after-treatment-with-curative-intent-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-among-patients-with-vs-without-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
C R Wong, B Njei, M H Nguyen, A Nguyen, J K Lim
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is expected to become a leading aetiology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-related mortality in the United States. HCC treatments with curative intent (OLT, orthotopic liver transplantation; resection; RFA, radiofrequency ablation) can improve survival in carefully selected patients. AIM: To compare survival after receipt of curative treatment for NAFLD and non-NAFLD-HCC aetiologies (HCV, chronic hepatitis C; HBV, chronic hepatitis B; ALD, alcoholic liver disease) and by treatment was performed...
September 28, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952889/differences-between-incarcerated-and-non-incarcerated-patients-who-die-in-community-hospitals-highlight-the-need-for-palliative-care-services-for-seriously-ill-prisoners-in-correctional-facilities-and-in-community-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alex Rothman, Shannon McConville, Renee Hsia, Lia Metzger, Cyrus Ahalt, Brie A Williams
BACKGROUND: Incarcerated populations worldwide are aging dramatically; in the United States, prisoner mortality rates have reached an all-time high. Little is known about the incarcerated patients who die in community hospitals. AIM: Compare incarcerated and non-incarcerated hospital decedents in California. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: All state hospital decedents ( N = 370,831) from 2009 to 2013, decedent age over time examined with additional data (2001-2013)...
September 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947328/outcomes-of-biliary-atresia-in-the-nordic-countries-a-multicenter-study-of-158-patients-during-2005-2016
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Mikko P Pakarinen, Lars Søndergaard Johansen, Jan F Svensson, Kristin Bjørnland, Vladimir Gatzinsky, Pernilla Stenström, Antti Koivusalo, Nina Kvist, Markus Almström, Ragnhild Emblem, Sigurdur Björnsson, Torbjörn Backman, Runar Almaas, Hannu Jalanko, Björn Fischler, Jørgen Thorup
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Biliary atresia is the most common reason for newborn cholestasis and pediatric liver transplantation. Even after normalization of serum bilirubin after portoenterostomy, most patients require liver transplantation by adulthood due to expanding fibrosis. We addressed contemporary outcomes of biliary atresia in the Nordic countries. METHODS: Data on center and patients characteristics, diagnostic practices, surgical treatment, adjuvant medical therapy after portoenterostomy, follow-up and outcomes were collected from all the Nordic centers involved with biliary atresia care during 2005-2016...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947309/wilson-s-disease-and-cardiac-myopathy
#19
Donald J Grandis, Gregory Nah, Isaac R Whitman, Eric Vittinghoff, Thomas A Dewland, Jeffrey E Olgin, Gregory M Marcus
Wilson's disease is a well-characterized disorder known to cause liver and brain disease due to abnormal copper deposition. Data regarding copper infiltration of the heart is conflicting, and the risk of heart disease has not been well described. We aimed to determine whether Wilson's disease is associated with cardiac myopathy, clinically evident in the atria as atrial fibrillation (AF) and in the ventricles as heart failure (HF). We longitudinally assessed 14.3 million patients in the California Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database from 2005 through 2009 for diagnoses of Wilson's disease, AF, HF, and covariates using International Classification of Diseases-9th Edition codes...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933175/-hiv-infection-a-new-disease-of-internal-medicine
#20
Svatava Snopková
Modern antiretroviral treatment belongs to the greatest success of current medicine. HIV infection has gone from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease which develops several decades. Thanks to treatment advances, people with HIV can and do live long and full lives. In the last two decades, the incidence AIDS defining illnesses have been dramatically reduced especially opportunistic infections and malignancies, whereas the role of non-infection comorbidities has risen than age-matched HIV uninfected adults...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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