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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900548/predictors-of-response-to-corticosteroids-for-dyspnea-in-advanced-cancer-patients-a-preliminary-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Masanori Mori, Akemi Naito Shirado, Tatsuya Morita, Kenichiro Okamoto, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Hirohide Yamada, Hiroki Sakurai, Etsuko Aruga, Keisuke Kaneishi, Hiroaki Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi, Takuya Odagiri, Shuji Hiramoto, Hiroyuki Kohara, Naoki Matsuo, Hideki Katayama, Tomohiro Nishi, Takashi Matsui, Satoru Iwase
PURPOSE: Although corticosteroids can relieve dyspnea in advanced cancer patients, factors predicting the response remain unknown. We aimed to explore potential factors predicting the response to corticosteroids for dyspnea in advanced cancer patients. METHODS: In this preliminary multicenter prospective observational study, we included patients who had metastatic or locally advanced cancer, were receiving specialized palliative care services, and had a dyspnea intensity of ≥3 on a 0-10 Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) (worst during the last 24 h)...
November 29, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899718/postoperative-delirium-after-liver-transplantation-is-associated-with-increased-length-of-stay-and-lower-survival-in-a-prospective-cohort
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Sonja Beckmann, Maria Schubert, Hanna Burkhalter, Philipp Dutkowski, Sabina De Geest
INTRODUCTION: Although postoperative delirium (POD) is a common in-hospital complication associated with negative outcomes, evidence in liver transplantation (LT) is scarce. OBJECTIVE: We examined the incidence and duration of POD, its impact on outcomes and health-care utilization, and described predisposing and precipitating factors favoring POD development. DESIGN: This prospective cohort study included adults undergoing transplantation in a tertiary hospital...
November 28, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899205/development-and-validation-of-the-new-icnarc-model-for-prediction-of-acute-hospital-mortality-in-adult-critical-care
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Paloma Ferrando-Vivas, Andrew Jones, Kathryn M Rowan, David A Harrison
PURPOSE: To develop and validate an improved risk model to predict acute hospital mortality for admissions to adult critical care units in the UK. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 155,239 admissions to 232 adult critical care units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland between January and December 2012 were used to develop a risk model from a set of 38 candidate predictors. The model was validated using 90,017 admissions between January and September 2013. RESULTS: The final model incorporated 15 physiological predictors (modelled with continuous nonlinear models), age, dependency prior to hospital admission, chronic liver disease, metastatic disease, haematological malignancy, CPR prior to admission, location prior to admission/urgency of admission, primary reason for admission and interaction terms...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891735/hyperammonemia-in-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficient-recipients-following-living-donor-liver-transplantation-from-heterozygous-carrier-donors
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Tri Hening Rahayatri, Hajime Uchida, Kengo Sasaki, Takanobu Shigeta, Yoshihiro Hirata, Hiroyuki Kanazawa, Vidyadhar Mali, Akinari Fukuda, Seisuke Sakamoto, Mureo Kasahara
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is a urea cycle disorder of X-linked inheritance, affecting the detoxification of excess nitrogen and leading to hyperammonemia (hyper-NH3 ). Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been applied for the treatment of OTCD. This case series retrospectively reviewed two OTCD patients who experienced hyper-NH3 following LDLT. The first case was a 5-year-old girl who had onset of OTCD at 2 years of age. Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) enzyme activity was 62% for the donor and 15% for the recipient...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891393/day-care-vs-overnight-stay-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-even-with-co-morbidity-and-a-possible-second-surgery-a-patient-s-choice
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Aswini Kumar Pujahari
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) has become the gold standard for symptomatic gall stone disease. It is being practiced as a day care procedure in healthy individuals in American Society of Anaesthesialogists (ASA) grade I and II. It is not yet established in presence of co-morbidity and when a second surgery is added. In most of the study, patient's choice and the psycho-social factors were not considered in deciding the day care procedure. AIM: To find the safety of LC and a second surgery as day care in presence of compensated co-morbidity...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891337/high-seroprevalence-of-dengue-virus-infection-in-blood-donors-from-delhi-a-single-centre-study
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Pragya Ranjan, Vidhya Natarajan, Meenu Bajpai, Ekta Gupta
INTRODUCTION: The risk of transfusion transmitted dengue has been increasingly recognized. Blood donors in an endemic area like Delhi may serve as a potential vehicle for transmission of the infection. Moreover, prevalence of infection in them would be representative of the true picture of dengue in a population. AIM: To determine the prevalence of dengue virus infection in blood donors in a tertiary care centre. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 200 blood donors were recruited in the study after obtaining informed consent in the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi in July and August 2012...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887644/copenhagen-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-cocomo-study-a-study-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-non-interventional-assessment-of-non-aids-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-in-denmark
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Andreas Ronit, Judith Haissman, Ditte Marie Kirkegaard-Klitbo, Thomas Skårup Kristensen, Anne-Mette Lebech, Thomas Benfield, Jan Gerstoft, Henrik Ullum, Lars Køber, Andreas Kjær, Klaus Kofoed, Jørgen Vestbo, Børge Nordestgaard, Jens Lundgren, Susanne Dam Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Modern combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has improved survival for people living with HIV (PLWHIV). Non-AIDS comorbidities have replaced opportunistic infections as leading causes of mortality and morbidity, and are becoming a key health concern as this population continues to age. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and incidence of non-AIDS comorbidity among PLWHIV in Denmark in the cART era and to determine risk factors contributing to the pathogenesis...
November 26, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882406/bowel-perforation-after-liver-transplantation-for-biliary-atresia-a-retrospective-study-of-care-in-the-transition-from-children-to-adulthood
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Yusuke Yanagi, Toshiharu Matsuura, Makoto Hayashida, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Koichiro Yoshimaru, Genshirou Esumi, Tomoaki Taguchi
PURPOSE: We evaluated the outcomes of liver transplantation (LT) in pediatric and adult patients with biliary atresia (BA). We focused on bowel perforation after LT (BPLT) as the most common surgical complication and analyzed its risk factors. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 70 BA patients who underwent LT. The patients were divided into three groups according to the timing of LT: within the first year of age (Group A), between 1 and 12 years of age (Group B), and after 12 years of age (Group C)...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878130/an-unusual-case-of-transorificial-abdomino-thoracic-impalement-injury-in-a-child
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Hemanshi Shah, Charu Tiwari, Shalika Jayaswal, Keshav Murthy
Impalement injuries are rare in the paediatric age group. Still rarer are injuries which traverse multiple body cavities. Such injuries require multispecialty management at a tertiary care centre. We describe a case of an accidental impalement injury in a 12-year-old boy after a fall from height. The rod was seen passing through the right lung in the paracardiac region, piercing the diaphragm and segment IV of the liver and then coursing anterior to the inferior vena cava in the midline. It was seen passing through the small bowel at multiple places and then coursing behind the bladder, entering the rectum and anal canal...
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867437/sero-prevalence-and-correlates-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-co-infection-among-hiv-infected-individuals-in-two-regional-hospitals-in-cameroon
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Henry Namme Luma, Servais Albert Fiacre Bagnaka Eloumou, Domin Sone Majunda Ekaney, Fernando Kemta Lekpa, Olivier Donfack-Sontsa, Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou Ngahane, Yacouba Njankouo Mapoure
BACKGROUND: Liver disease related to Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infection has become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV/AIDS patients. Data on the prevalence of HBV and HCV in Cameroon remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the sero-prevalence and correlates of Hepatitis markers in HIV/AIDS patients in two Regional Hospitals. METHODS: A cross-sectional study carried out from December 2014 to March 2015. HIV/AIDS patients aged 21 were included and above, receiving care at HIV treatment centres...
2016: Open AIDS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865040/psychological-outcomes-of-living-liver-donors-from-a-multi-center-prospective-study-results-from-the-adult-to-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation-cohort-study-a2all
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Z Butt, M A Dew, Q Liu, M A Simpson, A R Smith, J Zee, B W Gillespie, S E Abbey, D P Ladner, R Weinrieb, R A Fisher, S Hafliger, N Terrault, J Burton, A H Sherker, A Di Martini
While single-center and cross-sectional studies have suggested modest impact of liver donation on donor psychological well-being, few studies have assessed these outcomes prospectively among a large cohort. We conducted one of the largest, prospective, multi-center studies of psychological outcomes in living liver donors within the Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study (A2ALL-2) Consortium. 271 (91%) of 297 eligible donors were interviewed at least once at pre-donation, 3-, 6-, 12- and 24-months post-donation using validated measures...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862159/risk-for-alcoholic-liver-cirrhosis-after-an-initial-hospital-contact-with-alcohol-problems-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study
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Gro Askgaard, David A Leon, Mette S Kjaer, Thomas Deleuran, Thomas A Gerds, Janne S Tolstrup
: Alcoholic liver cirrhosis is usually preceded by many years of heavy drinking, in which cessation in drinking could prevent the disease. Alcohol problems are not consistently managed in hospital patients. We followed all Danish patients with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems (intoxication, harmful use, or dependence) during 1998-2002 for alcoholic liver cirrhosis development (n = 36,044). In this registry-based cohort we identified predictors of the absolute risk for alcoholic liver cirrhosis...
November 16, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862115/pediatric-acute-liver-failure-of-undetermined-cause-a-research-workshop
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Estella M Alonso, Simon P Horslen, Edward M Behrens, Edward Doo
: Pediatric Acute liver failure (PALF) is a potentially devastating condition which occurs in previously healthy children of all ages and frequently leads to a rapid clinical deterioration. An identified cause for liver injury is lacking in approximately 30% of cases. Children with undetermined diagnosis have lower spontaneous survival and higher rates of transplantation and death than other diagnostic groups. A single day workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases brought together clinicians and basic scientists to integrate aligned research findings and develop a foundation for new mechanistic studies and future treatment trials...
November 14, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861375/trends-of-do-not-resuscitate-consent-and-hospice-care-utilization-among-noncancer-decedents-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-taiwan-between-2010-and-2014-a-hospital-based-observational-study
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Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, Chun-Ku Chen, Pesus Chou, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shinn-Jang Hwang
Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) and hospice care are not only applied to cancer patients but also to patients with noncancer progressive illness. However, the trends of DNR consent and hospice utilization are not well explored for noncancer patients. This study aimed to explore the trends of DNR consent and hospice care utilization among noncancer decedents in a tertiary hospital in Taiwan. We analyzed the Death and Hospice Palliative Care Database from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. The Death and Hospice Palliative Care Database contains information including patient sex, major diagnosis, admission date, date of death, age at death, department at discharge, status of DNR consent, and status of hospice care of patients who died in the Taipei Veterans General Hospital...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859955/seventeen-years-of-kasai-portoenterostomy-for-biliary-atresia-in-a-single-southeast-asian-paediatric-centre
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Li Wei Chiang, Chuan Yaw Lee, Gita Krishnaswamy, Shireen Anne Nah, Ajmal Kader, Christina Ong, Yee Low, Kong Boo Phua
AIM: Biliary atresia (BA) has preponderance in Asian populations with Kasai portoenterostomy (KP) regarded as the first-line standard of care. Yet reports from Southeast Asia remain scant. This study reviews the demographics, short- and medium-term outcomes for our cohort, and evaluates prognostic factors for outcome. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with BA between January 1997 and December 2013 were included. Clinical data were obtained from medical records. Jaundice clearance was defined as total bilirubin < 20 µmol/L within 6 months after KP...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833378/cardiovascular-risk-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-review-of-the-literature-and-preliminary-results-of-a-prospective-study
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REVIEW
Giuseppina Pisano, Anna L Fracanzani, Lucio Caccamo, Maria F Donato, Silvia Fargion
Improved surgical techniques and greater efficacy of new anti-rejection drugs have significantly improved the survival of patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This has led to an increased incidence of metabolic disorders as well as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases as causes of morbidity and mortality in OLT patients. In the last decade, several studies have examined which predisposing factors lead to increased cardiovascular risk (i.e., age, ethnicity, diabetes, NASH, atrial fibrillation, and some echocardiographic parameters) as well as which factors after OLT (i...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830927/observational-clinical-study-on-organ-dysfunction-associated-with-dosing-of-antibiotics-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Sascha Tafelski, Alexander Gratopp, Florian Richter, Sylvia Kramer, Claudia Spies, Klaus D Wernecke, Irit Nachtigall
BACKGROUND: Medication errors are of concern especially in paediatric patients. This study investigates impact of dosing errors of antibiotics on outcome in critically ill paediatric patients. METHODS: Retrospective study including all consecutive patients admitted to one university paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in 2010 with length of PICU stay >24hrs, age <18 years and antibiotic therapy. Antibiotic dosages were evaluated for compliance with recommended dosing individually adapted for bodyweight, age and organ function...
November 10, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829072/autopsy-prevalence-of-tuberculosis-and-other-potentially-treatable-infections-among-adults-with-advanced-hiv-enrolled-in-out-patient-care-in-south-africa
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Aaron S Karat, Tanvier Omar, Anne von Gottberg, Mpho Tlali, Violet N Chihota, Gavin J Churchyard, Katherine L Fielding, Suzanne Johnson, Neil A Martinson, Kerrigan McCarthy, Nicole Wolter, Emily B Wong, Salome Charalambous, Alison D Grant
BACKGROUND: Early mortality among HIV-positive adults starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains high in resource-limited settings, with tuberculosis (TB) the leading cause of death. However, current methods to estimate TB-related deaths are inadequate and most autopsy studies do not adequately represent those attending primary health clinics (PHCs). This study aimed to determine the autopsy prevalence of TB and other infections in adults enrolled at South African PHCs in the context of a pragmatic trial of empiric TB treatment ("TB Fast Track")...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826650/protocol-based-management-of-154-cases-of-pediatric-liver-abscess
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Subhasis Roy Choudhury, Niyaz Ahmed Khan, Rahul Saxena, Partap Singh Yadav, Jigar N Patel, Rajiv Chadha
AIM: Although liver abscess (LA) is prevalent worldwide, especially in developing countries, there is a paucity of data regarding the protocol for management of LA in children. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of a protocol-based management of pediatric LA from a single institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in a tertiary-care children's hospital and included all patients with LA managed over a 5-year period...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817155/liver-triacylglycerol-content-and-gestational-diabetes-effects-of-moderate-energy-restriction
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Kenneth Hodson, Chiara Dalla Man, Fiona E Smith, Alison Barnes, Catherine McParlin, Claudio Cobelli, Stephen C Robson, Vera Araújo-Soares, Roy Taylor
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have raised liver triacylglycerol. Restriction of energy intake in type 2 diabetes can normalise glucose control and liver triacylglycerol concentration but it is not known whether similar benefits could be achieved in GDM. The aim of this work was to examine liver triacylglycerol accumulation in women with GDM and the effect of modest energy restriction. METHODS: Sixteen women with GDM followed a 4 week diet (5 MJ [1200 kcal]/day)...
November 5, 2016: Diabetologia
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