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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340138/a-life-without-worms
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Richard E Sanya, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Irene Andia Biraro, Harriet Mpairwe, Alison M Elliott
Worms have co-evolved with humans over millions of years. To survive, they manipulate host systems by modulating immune responses so that they cause (in the majority of hosts) relatively subtle harm. Anthelminthic treatment has been promoted as a measure for averting worm specific pathology and to mitigate subtle morbidities which may include effects on anaemia, growth, cognitive function and economic activity. With our changing environment marked by rapid population growth, urbanisation, better hygiene practices and anthelminthic treatment, there has been a decline in worm infections and other infectious diseases and a rise in non-communicable diseases such as allergy, diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
March 18, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333172/aesthetic-breast-surgery-and-concomitant-procedures-incidence-and-risk-factors-for-major-complications-in-73-608-cases
#2
Varun Gupta, Max Yeslev, Julian Winocour, Ravinder Bamba, Charles Rodriguez-Feo, James C Grotting, K Kye Higdon
Background: Major complications following aesthetic breast surgery are uncommon and thus assessment of risk factors is challenging. Objectives: To determine the incidence and risk factors of major complications following aesthetic breast surgery and concomitant procedures. Methods: A prospective cohort of patients who enrolled into the CosmetAssure (Birmingham, AL) insurance program and underwent aesthetic breast surgery between 2008 and 2013 was identified...
January 20, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332921/leaving-the-skin-incision-open-may-not-be-as-beneficial-as-we-have-been-taught
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Jack C He, Brenda M Zosa, David Schechtman, Brian Brajcich, Jonathan C Savakus, Amanda L Wojahn, Derek Z Wang, Jeffrey A Claridge
BACKGROUND: Currently, various methods of skin closures are used in contaminated and dirty abdominal wounds without solid, evidence-based guidance. This study investigates whether closure methods affect surgical site infection (SSI) and other incisional complications. We hypothesize that open management of the skin would have the lowest complications, including SSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients age ≥18 who underwent trauma laparotomy (TL) or damage control laparotomy (DCL) from 2008-2013 and had class III/IV wounds were included...
March 23, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332067/preoperative-chronic-sinusitis-as-significant-cause-of-postoperative-infection-and-implant-loss-after-sinus-augmentation-from-a-lateral-approach
#4
Ayako Kozuma, Masanori Sasaki, Katsuhiro Seki, Takeshi Toyoshima, Hiroyuki Nakano, Yoshihide Mori
OBJECTIVES: Among intra/postoperative complications of sinus augmentation from a lateral approach, postoperative infection and implant loss are particularly important because they have irreversible consequences. The purpose of this study was to determine the causes of postoperative infection and implant loss after a lateral approach and to determine the appropriate prophylaxis and therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 109 patients (121 sinuses, 252 implants) were included in this study...
March 22, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331806/myroides-bacteremia-a-case-report-and-concise-review
#5
Rudra Beharrysingh
Myroides species are bacteria found commonly in environmental sources, such as water and soil. Despite this, they are historically uncommon pathogens, tending to affect primarily immunocompromised hosts. Based on a review of the current cases listed in the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (Table 1), there have been 48 reported cases of infection to date, one third of which have been reported in only the last seven years. This report outlines a case of bacteremia caused by Myroides species occurring in a diabetic male on chemotherapy for Merkel cell cancer...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330739/the-impact-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-elective-laparotomy-a-prospective-observational-study
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Eleni Laou, Haralampos Milionis, Anastasios Petrou, Eleni Arnaoutoglou, Georgios Glantzounis, Eleni Bairaktari, Dimitrios Mavridis, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Petros Tzimas
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a constellation of risk factors, including central obesity, elevated fasting blood glucose, high blood pressure and atherogenic dyslipidemia. This prospective observational study aimed to assess the impact of MetS on perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery with laparotomy. METHODS: We included 105 consecutive non-diabetic patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery with laparotomy...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330585/molecular-detection-of-leptospirosis-and-melioidosis-co-infection-a-case-report
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Mohammad Ridhuan Mohd Ali, Amira Wahida Mohamad Safiee, Padmaloseni Thangarajah, Mohd Hashairi Fauzi, Alwi Muhd Besari, Nabilah Ismail, Chan Yean Yean
Leptospirosis and melioidosis are important tropical infections caused by Leptospira and Burkholdheria pseudomallei, respectively. As both infections share similar clinical manifestations yet require different managements, complementary laboratory tests are crucial for the diagnosis. We describe a case of Leptospira and B. pseudomallei co-infection in a diabetic 40-year-old woman with history of visit to a freshwater camping site in northern Malaysia. To our knowledge, this is the first case of such double-infection, simultaneously demonstrated by molecular approach...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329664/prospective-evaluation-of-complications-in-dermatologic-surgery-associated-with-hypertension-conroy
#8
Conroy Chow, Matthew J Simpson, Niko Pascua, Harjot Maan, Jacqueline G Berlier, Siegrid Yu, Isaac Neuhaus, Roy Grekin, Sarah T Arron
BackgroundPoorly controlled hypertension is a known risk factor for surgical complications. OBJECTIVE: This study examines the incidence of complications in participants undergoing Mohsmicrographic surgery (MMS) based on preoperative blood pressure (BP) measurement and investigates the role of potential confounders in the relationship between preoperative BP and postoperative complications.MethodsThis 10-month prospective cohort study at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Dermatologic Surgery Center approached all patients undergoing MMS for participation and assessed for the diagnosis of hypertension, anti-hypertensive medication use, use of tobacco or blood thinners, immunosuppression, concomitant diabetes, or previous treatment with radiation therapy at the surgical site...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329633/comorbidities-of-hospitalized-pemphigus-patients-in-the-united-states
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Derek Y Hsu Y Hsu
We sought to determine the comorbid health conditions and inpatient mortality associated with pemphigus in a U.S. inpatient cohort. The 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which contains a representative 20% stratified sample of all inpatient hospitalizations in the US, was analyzed. Comorbidities were determined through ICD-9-CM codes. Survey weighted multivariate logistic regression models controlling for demographic factors were constructed to determine the association of pemphigus with various comorbidities...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329325/comparison-of-radial-and-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease%C3%A2
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Dmitry Pevni, Yanai Ben-Gal, Rephael Mohr, Nadav Teich, Zvi Raviv, Amir Kramer, Yosef Paz, Benjamin Medalion, Nahum Nesher
OBJECTIVES: The composite T-graft with radial artery (RA) attached end-to-side to the left internal thoracic artery (ITA) provides arterial myocardial revascularization without the increased risk of deep sternal wound infection associated with harvesting 2 ITAs. However, many surgeons are reluctant to use RA in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) due to concerns regarding the quality of the conduit in this subset of patients. The purpose of this study is to compare early- and long-term outcomes of arterial grafting with bilateral ITAs (BITA) to that of single ITA and RA in patients with PVD...
March 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328638/complications-after-reduction-mammaplasty-a-comparison-of-wise-pattern-inferior-pedicle-and-vertical-scar-superomedial-pedicle
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Adeyemi A Ogunleye, Ofelia Leroux, Norman Morrison, Aviva B Preminger
Reduction mammaplasty is a commonly-performed procedure among plastic surgeons. Although several methods exist, the Wise pattern/inferior pedicle (IP) technique is the most widely used. The vertical scar/superomedial pedicle (SP) technique has gained acceptance for its shorter scar and more durable projection results, but some hesitation remains with its use in larger volume reductions.The incidence of complications in 124 consecutively performed breast reductions (246 breasts) at a single institution using either the Wise pattern/IP technique or vertical scar/SP technique, as well as risk factors associated with them, was determined...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326851/evaluation-of-antibacterial-activity-of-the-bark-and-leaf-extracts-of-brosimum-gaudichaudii-tr%C3%A3-cul-against-multidrug-resistant-strains
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Joelma da Costa Borges, Michele Cezimbra Perim, Rodrigo Orlandini de Castro, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Tadeu José da Silva Peixoto Sobrinho, Ana Carolina Oliveira da Silva, Sandra Maria Botelho Mariano, Solange Cristina Carreiro, Maria Cristina da Silva Pranchevicius
Brosimum gaudichaudii Trécul., a plant that belongs to Moraceae family, is found throughout the Brazilian Cerrado. The antimicrobial activities of ethanolic bark and leaf extracts of B. gaudichaudii were tested against multiresistant bacteria isolated from diabetic foot infections (DFIs). Antimicrobial activity of the extracts was evaluated by agar disc diffusion (DD) and broth dilution (BD) methods. By BD method, bark (53.85, 45.83%) and leaf (42.31, 50.00%) extracts contained antimicrobial activity against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria...
March 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326825/role-of-biomarkers-in-predicting-diabetes-complications-with-special-reference-to-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Sivakamasundari Pichu, Bhoomika M Patel, Subbu Apparsundaram, Ramesh K Goyal
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of the major complications of diabetes and about 1% of people with diabetes have to go for lower limb amputation. With better understanding of the pathological basis of DFU, number of biomarkers like atrial natriuretic peptides, galectin-3, and cardiac troponins for diabetic cardiomyopathy, cystatin C for diabetics nephropathy and C-reactive protein for infection and procalcitonin could aid in early and noninvasive diagnosis especially when clinical signs are misleading. Predictive role of novel biomarkers in primary prevention however, requires additional studies considering sex, age and multiple complications in DFU...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326328/cooccurrences-of-putative-endogenous-retrovirus-associated-diseases
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Christine Brütting, Alexander Emmer, Malte E Kornhuber, Martin S Staege
At least 8% of the human genome is composed of endogenous retrovirus (ERV) sequences. ERVs play a role in placental morphogenesis and can sometimes protect the host against exogenous viruses. On the other hand, ERV reactivation has been found to be associated with different diseases, for example, multiple sclerosis (MS), schizophrenia, type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D), or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Little is known about the cooccurrence of these diseases. If all these diseases are caused by ERV, antiretroviral therapy should perhaps also show some effects in the other diseases...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326158/diabetic-limb-salvage-procedure-with-bone-allograft-and-free-flap-transfer-a-case-report
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Alexandre L Godoy-Santos, Daniel T Amodio, André Pires, Ana L M Lima, Teng H Wei, Cesar de Cesar-Netto, David G Armstrong
The aim of this case report was to describe a successful diabetic limb salvage procedure in the treatment of an infected diabetic foot ulcer through a multidisciplinary team approach and complex surgical reconstruction involving a femoral head bone allograft and musculocutaneous latissimus dorsi free flap. The decision to proceed with aggressive staged efforts at diabetic limb salvage should be made only after careful consultation with the patient, his or her family, and the rest of the multidisciplinary healthcare team...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326157/partial-calcanectomy-and-ilizarov-external-fixation-may-reduce-amputation-need-in-severe-diabetic-calcaneal-ulcers
#16
Mehmet Orçun Akkurt, Ismail Demirkale, Ali Öznur
Objective: The treatment of diabetic hindfoot ulcers is a challenging problem. In addition to serial surgical debridements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and local wound care play important roles in the surgeon's armamentarium, for both superficial infection and gangrene of the soft tissue, often complicated by osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive approach from diagnosis to treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in foot-threatening diabetic calcaneal ulcers...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325919/sex-differences-in-the-clinical-features-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-large-hospital-based-stroke-registry-in-china
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Yonghong Xing, Zhongping An, Xianghui Zhang, Ning Yu, Wenjuan Zhao, Xianjia Ning, Jinghua Wang
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is common in China. However, the sex differences in clinical features, risk factors, and outcomes of ICH remain controversial. Between 2005 and 2014, we recruited patients with primary ICH in Tianjin, China, and evaluated sex differences in clinical features, risk factors, and outcomes at 3, 12, and 36 months after ICH. The 1,325 patients included 897 men (67.7%) and 428 women (32.3%). The mean age at ICH onset was younger among men (59.14 years) than among women (63.12 years, P < 0...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325727/effect-of-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-on-fev1-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-european-cystic-fibrosis-society-patient-registry-analysis
#18
Athanasios G Kaditis, Michael Miligkos, Anna Bossi, Carla Colombo, Elpis Hatziagorou, Nataliya Kashirskaya, Isabelle de Monestrol, Muriel Thomas, Meir Mei-Zahav, George Chrousos, Anna Zolin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) on FEV1 percent predicted in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. DESIGN: Longitudinal data analysis (2008-2010). SETTING: Patients participating in the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Patient Registry. PARTICIPANTS: 3350 patients aged 6-17 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: FEV1percent predicted was the main outcome measure (one measurement per year per child)...
March 21, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325626/group-b-streptococcal-necrotizing-pneumonia-in-a-diabetic-adult-patient
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Andrea Pacha, Ramiro Luna Cian, Laura Bonofiglio, Melisa Solari, Virginia Strada, Mariana Suárez, Laura Vigliarolo, Carina Tersigni, Marta Mollerach, Horacio Lopardo
The aim of this report is to describe a rare case of necrotizing pneumonia due to group B Streptococcus serotype III in a relatively young male adult (48 years old) suffering from diabetes. The organism was isolated from his pleural fluid and was only resistant to tetracycline. The patient first received ceftazidime (2g/8h i.v.)+clindamycin (300mg/8h) for 18 days and then he was discharged home and orally treated with amoxicillin clavulanic acid (1g/12h) for 23 days with an uneventful evolution. As in the cases of invasive infection by Streptococcus pyogenes, clindamycin could prevent streptococcal toxic shock syndrome...
March 18, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323868/-waiting-for-daas-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-patients-with-untreated-hepatitis-c-in-rwanda
#20
Neil Gupta, Jules Kabahizi, Constance Mukabatsinda, Timothy David Walker, Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Athanase Kiromera, Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, Kevin Steiner, Joia Mukherjee, Sabin Nsanzimana, Aimable Mbituyumuremyi
BACKGROUND: Access to treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in sub-Saharan Africa is extremely limited. With the advent of direct acting antivirals (DAAs), highly effective and easy-to-deliver oral regimens are now available on the global market. This study was conducted to understand the background and characteristics of a national cohort of patients with HCV infection enrolled in care and awaiting therapy with DAAs. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all adult patients with confirmed HCV infection who were currently enrolled in care and treatment at the four existing hepatitis referral centers in Rwanda...
2017: PloS One
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