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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786880/metagenomic-study-of-bacterial-microbiota-in-persistent-endodontic-infections-using-next-generation-sequencing
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G Sánchez-Sanhueza, H Bello-Toledo, G González-Rocha, A T Gonçalves, V Valenzuela, C Gallardo-Escárate
AIM: To determine the bacterial microbiota in root canals associated with persistent apical periodontitis and their relationship with the clinical characteristics of patients using next-generation sequencing (NGS). METHODOLOGY: Bacterial samples from root canals associated with teeth having persistent apical periodontitis were taken from 24 patients undergoing root canal retreatment. Bacterial DNA was extracted, and V3-V4 variable regions of the 16S rRNA gene were amplified...
May 22, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785721/heeding-humanity-in-an-age-of-electronic-health-records-heidegger-levinas-and-healthcare
#2
Casey Rentmeester
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) required healthcare providers in the United States to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) by January 1, 2014. In many ways, EHRs mark a notable improvement over paper medical records as they are more easily accessible and allow for electronic searching and sharing of medical history. However, as EHRs have become mandated by ARRA, many nurses now rely upon computers far more heavily during nurse-patient interactions, thereby decreasing the level of direct interpersonal communication between the two...
May 21, 2018: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785267/a-silent-massive-ossification-of-achilles-tendon-as-a-suspected-rare-late-effect-of-surgery-for-club-foot
#3
Francesco Manfreda, Paolo Ceccarini, Marco Corzani, Rosario Petruccelli, Pierluigi Antinolfi, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Auro Caraffa
We report the case of a 66-year-old male patient with massive ossification of the distal portion of the Achilles tendon, as a late consequence of a surgical release for club foot conducted in his childhood. The singularity of the case report derives from its clinical features: the bone mass was of abnormal dimensions, almost substituting the entire tendon; the condition had always been asymptomatic, without deficits in range of motion, in absence of either pain or biomechanical defects with age. In fact, the condition was diagnosed just recently as a consequence of a tear...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784594/the-effect-of-increasing-catheter-distance-from-the-deep-junction-on-the-outcomes-of-radiofrequency-vein-ablation
#4
Afsha Aurshina, Yawei Zhang, Fang Wang, Jonathan Cardella, Kristine Orion, Bauer Sumpio, Timur Sarac, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
OBJECTIVE: Thermal vein ablation (VA) is the recommended treatment modality for superficial venous reflux, with a recommended positioning of the catheter at 2 to 3 cm from the junction of the deep venous system. In contrast, novel sealing technology for saphenous VA involves treatment starting at 3 to 5 cm distal to the deep junction. This study examines the effect of increasing catheter distance from the junction on the outcomes of VA using radiofrequency. METHODS: A retrospective single-center review of patients treated with VA was performed...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783995/bowel-obstruction-due-to-retained-intraperitoneal-left-ventricular-assist-device-lvad-driveline
#5
Daniel Miklin, Ivy Lewis, Howard Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) provide a lifesaving bridge to cardiac transplant. Utilization of these devices is increasing in the United States. When a patient undergoes cardiac transplant, the left ventricular device is surgically removed and the driveline is extracted or left tunneled in the subcutaneous tissue. Our group encountered a rare and previously unreported complication of this device: intraperitoneal infiltration of a retained driveline after cardiac transplant causing a small bowel obstruction...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783927/length-of-barrett-s-segment-predicts-failure-of-eradication-in-radiofrequency-ablation-for-barrett-s-esophagus-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Tyler Luckett, Chaitanya Allamneni, Kevin Cowley, John Eick, Allison Gullick, Shajan Peter
BACKGROUND: We aim to investigate factors that may contribute to failure of eradication of dysplastic Barrett's Esophagus among patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation treatment. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation for treatment of Barrett's Esophagus was performed. Data analyzed included patient demographics, medical history, length of Barrett's Esophagus, number of radiofrequency ablation sessions, and histopathology...
May 21, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783039/the-influence-of-bone-cement-and-american-society-of-anesthesiologists-asa-class-on-cardiovascular-status-during-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-for-displaced-femoral-neck-fracture-a-multicenter-prospective-case-control-study
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Shuichi Miyamoto, Junichi Nakamura, Satoshi Iida, Tomonori Shigemura, Shunji Kishida, Isao Abe, Munenori Takeshita, Makoto Otsuka, Yoshitada Harad, Sumihisa Orita, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how bone cement and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification influence the cardiovascular system in elderly patients with femoral-neck fractures treated with cemented hemiarthroplasty. Therefore, we performed a case-control study to investigate these questions and compared the following: 1) ≥ASA III with ≤ASA II patients who underwent cemented hemiarthroplasty; 2) cemented with cementless hemiarthroplasty in ≥ASA III patients. HYPOTHESIS: ASA classification influences the cardiovascular system during cemented hemiarthroplasty and bone cement influences intraoperative blood pressure [IBP] in patients rated ≥ASA III...
May 18, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782812/what-variables-are-associated-with-the-outcome-of-arthroscopic-lysis-and-lavage-surgery-for-internal-derangement-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
#8
Tyler H Haeffs, Lindsay N D'Amato, Shehryar N Khawaja, David A Keith, Steven J Scrivani
PURPOSE: Arthroscopic lysis and lavage surgery (AS) is an effective modality that can decrease pain and increase maximum interincisal opening (MIO) in patients with internal derangement (ID) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). However, some patients remain in pain or have limited mandibular range of motion despite AS. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness, prevalence of adverse effects, and predictors of response to TMJ AS in patients with TMJ arthralgia and ID...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782639/sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes-and-the-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#9
REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Flora Bacopoulou, Despoina Apostolaki, George P Chrousos
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the non-traumatic death, due to loss of heart function that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly within 6 hours of a previously normal state of health. It is related to intense competitive sports promoting ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the presence of underlying abnormal substrate. A serial evaluation of cardiac physiologic changes taking place during training will allow the better understanding of athlete's heart and will facilitate its discrimination from other gray-zone cardiomyopathies...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782439/the-positive-association-between-duration-of-skin-to-skin-contact-and-blood-glucose-level-in-full-term-infants
#10
Yuki Takahashi, Koji Tamakoshi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of the duration of skin-to-skin contact (SSC) on blood glucose levels at 2 hours after birth in healthy full-term infants. This observational study was done at one of the baby-friendly hospitals located in Aichi, Japan in 2009. Sixty newborn infants who were born vaginally from uncomplicated pregnancies were participated. All infants were held SSC within 5 minutes. All data regarding neonatal information, blood glucose levels at 2 hours of age, and maternal information were obtained from their medical history...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782308/activation-of-herpes-simplex-infection-after-tattoo
#11
Antigona Begolli Gerqari, Mybera Ferizi, Merita Kotori, Aferdita Daka, Syzana Hapciu, Ilir Begolli, Mirije Begolli, Idriz Gerqari
Tattooing is a procedure where ink is applied to an area of the skin, mostly intraepidermally (1). This procedure is carried out mainly for aesthetic purposes. Lately, it has been used as a corrective medical procedure following amputation of mammilla. The procedure is aggressive (2), and the fact that skin is punctured many times with the same needle which cannot be fully sterilized may cause infection of the treated area with bacterial, fungal, or viral agents that may lead to health consequences manifesting in the form of verrucae vulgaris, molluscum contagiosum, and herpes simplex...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782306/urticarial-lesions-in-a-pregnant-woman
#12
Sergio Santos-Alarcón, Cesar Benavente-Villegas, Isabel García-Briz, Magdalena Moneva-Léniz, Celia Sanchis-Sánchez, Almudena Mateu-Puchades
Dear Editor, Gestational pemphigoid (GP) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis in pregnancy. GP usually occurs during the second or third month of pregnancy. It clinically manifests as the development of either early-onset urticarial lesions or late-onset subepidermal blisters that may linger for weeks or even months. Herein we report the case of a 45-year-old woman with the distinctive clinical onset of GP. A forty-five-year-old woman, gravida I, para 0, at 27 weeks gestation, was referred for evaluation to our Department with an extensive pruritic eruption that had developed over the previous 7 days...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
#13
Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782299/drug-induced-subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-caused-by-a-topical-beta-blocker-timolol
#14
Monika Bilewicz-Stebel, Bartosz Miziołek, Beata Bergler-Czop, Anna Stańkowska
Drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DI-LE) is an autoimmune condition secondary to a recent pharmacological intervention. There are no established specific diagnostic criteria for DI-LE, and the disease is recognized based on the medical history of the patient. Typically, the onset is closely related to a recent drug exposure, and the disease terminates after discontinuation of the inducing factor. The most frequent form of DI-LE is drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (DI-SCLE). There has been an increasing number of drugs which are suspected to provoke SCLE lesions...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782036/differential-diagnosis-of-jaw-pain-using-informatics-technology
#15
Yoon Nam, Hong-Gee Kim, Hong-Seop Kho
This study aimed to deduce evidence-based clinical clues that differentiate temporomandibular disorders (TMD)-mimicking conditions from genuine TMD by text mining using natural language processing (NLP) and recursive partitioning. We compared the medical records of 29 patients diagnosed with TMD-mimicking conditions and 290 patients diagnosed with genuine TMD. Chief complaints and medical histories were preprocessed via NLP to compare the frequency of word usage. In addition, recursive partitioning was used to deduce the optimal size of mouth opening, which could differentiate TMD-mimicking from genuine TMD groups...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781204/malignant-melanoma-with-osteosarcomatous-differentiation-in-a-lymph-node-metastasis
#16
Jasmine Saleh, Michael L Wang, Paul W Harms, Rajiv M Patel, Douglas R Fullen
Osteocartilaginous differentiation in malignant melanoma is rare and can pose a diagnostic challenge. In previously reported cases, melanomas were predominantly located on acral and mucosal sites with osteocartilaginous differentiation present in either primary or recurrent lesions. We report a case of a 52-year-old female with malignant melanoma located on the right upper back exhibiting osteosarcomatous differentiation only in the axillary lymph node metastasis. This case serves to highlight that the divergent differentiation can occur in lymph node metastases while being absent in the primary lesion...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781044/sleeve-gastrectomy-in-morbidly-obese-hiv-patients-focus-on-anti-retroviral-treatment-absorption-after-surgery
#17
Chloé Amouyal, Marion Buyse, Lea Lucas-Martini, Déborah Hirt, Laurent Genser, Adriana Torcivia, Jean-Luc Bouillot, Jean-Michel Oppert, Judith Aron-Wisnewsky
CONTEXT: Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) dramatically reduced AIDS development, thus enabling patients to live as long as the general population. New challenges have emerged particularly cardiometabolic diseases and weight gain, with some HIV patients seeking bariatric surgery (BS). However, BS outcomes during HIV remain poorly described, with scarce data on ART pharmacokinetic post-BS. OBJECTIVE: Describing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) results in HIV patients in terms of ART pharmacokinetic, HIV control, weight loss, and metabolic outcomes...
May 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780957/optic-nerve-compression-as-a-late-complication-of-a-hydrogel-explant-with-silicone-encircling-band
#18
Niels Crama, Leo Kluijtmans, B Jeroen Klevering
Purpose: To present a complication of compressive optic neuropathy caused by a swollen hydrogel explant and posteriorly displaced silicone encircling band. Observations: A 72-year-old female patient presented with progressive visual loss and a tilted optic disc. Her medical history included a retinal detachment in 1993 that was treated with a hydrogel explant under a solid silicone encircling band. Visual acuity had decreased from 6/10 to 6/20 and perimetry showed a scotoma in the temporal superior quadrant...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780651/fatal-outcome-of-imatinib-in-a-patient-with-idiopathic-hypereosinophilic-syndrome
#19
Ashraf Abugroun, Ahmed Chaudhary, Gabriel Rodriguez
Cytokine storm is a poorly explained clinical entity caused by an undesired and aggrandized immune system response leading to unregulated activation of the proinflammatory cascade, often contributing to multisystem organ failure and even death. Its potentially diverse etiologies and sepsis-like presentation have made it even more challenging to diagnose, and so far, no well-established treatment protocol has been proposed. Its association with certain medications, especially with monoclonal antibodies, has well been reported in literature...
2018: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780647/rare-but-not-infrequent-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
#20
Sonia Chowdhury, Matthew L German
Endocarditis (IE) is defined by an infection of a native or prosthetic heart valve, the mural endocardium, or an indwelling cardiac device. Although viridan-group streptococci (VGS) and Staphylococci species have collectively been considered as the most common cause of endocarditis, uncommon pathogens may also lead to the disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Abiotrophia defectiva , a nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS), is a virulent bacterium that preferentially affects endovascular structure and is implicated in many culture-negative endocarditis with dreadful complications such as heart failure, septic embolization, and valve destruction...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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