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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148628/clinical-significance-of-st-depression-at-exercise-stress-testing-in-competitive-athletes-usefulness-of-coronary-ct-during-screening
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Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Chiara Lanzillo, Antonia Nigro, Federico Quaranta, Attilio Parisi, Mauro DI Roma, Luciano Maresca, Federica Fagnani, Leonardo Calò
BACKGROUND: Congenital coronary anomalies (CCAs) and coronary artery disease (CAD) arouse intense scientific and clinical interest in sports medicine and sports cardiology medical communities because of their potential to trigger sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes. Exercise stress testing represent the first instrumental assessment to evaluate electrocardiographic changes during effort. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an advanced accurate noninvasive imaging modality for excluding CAD and abnormalities of origin and course of coronary vessels...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147621/in-depth-immunophenotyping-of-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-impact-of-steroid-treatment
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Guranda Chitadze, Charlotte Flüh, Elgar Susanne Quabius, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Christian Peters, Marcus Lettau, Jaydeep Bhat, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Stefanie Luecke, Ottmar Janssen, Michael Synowitz, Janka Held-Feindt, Dieter Kabelitz
Despite aggressive treatment regimens based on surgery and radiochemotherapy, the prognosis of patients with grade IV glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains extremely poor, calling for alternative options such as immunotherapy. Immunological mechanisms including the Natural Killer Group 2 member D (NKG2D) receptor-ligand system play an important role in tumor immune surveillance and targeting the NKG2D system might be beneficial. However, before considering any kind of immunotherapy, a precise characterization of the immune system is important, particularly in GBM patients where conventional therapies with impact on the immune system are frequently co-administered...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144598/estimating-burden-of-influenza-associated-influenza-like-illness-and-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-at-public-health-care-facilities-in-romania-during-the-2011-12-2015-16-influenza-seasons
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Giedre Gefenaite, Adriana Pistol, Rodica Popescu, Odette Popovici, Daniel Ciurea, Christiaan Dolk, Mark Jit, Diane Gross
BACKGROUND: Influenza is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality, but there is limited information on reliable disease burden estimates, especially from middle-income countries in the WHO European Region. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the incidence of medically attended influenza-associated influenza-like illness (ILI) and hospitalizations due to severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) presenting to public health care facilities in Romania. PATIENTS/METHODS: Sentinel influenza surveillance data for ILI and SARI from 2011/12-2015/16, including virological data, was used to estimate influenza-associated ILI and SARI incidence/100000 and their 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
November 16, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144250/case-not-closed-prescription-errors-12-years-after-computerized-physician-order-entry-implementation
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Gili Kadmon, Michal Pinchover, Avichai Weissbach, Shirley Kogan Hazan, Elhanan Nahum
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prolonged impact of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) on medication prescription errors in pediatric intensive care patients. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study was conducted at a pediatric intensive care unit in which a CPOE (Metavision, iMDsoft, Israel) with a limited clinical decision support system was implemented between 2004 and 2007. Since then, no changes were made to the systems. We analyzed 2500 electronic prescriptions (1250 prescriptions from 2015 and 1250 prescriptions from 2016)...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143643/subcutaneous-dirofilariosis-dirofilaria-repens-an-infection-spreading-throughout-the-old-world
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Claudio Genchi, Laura Kramer
BACKGROUND: Two main Dirofilaria species infect dogs: D. immitis and D. repens. While D. immitis has a worldwide distribution, D. repens is currently found only in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Adult D. repens are located in subcutaneous tissues of natural hosts where they survive for long periods of time. First-stage larvae, microfilariae, circulate in the peripheral bloodstream, where they are taken up by the mosquito intermediate hosts. Infected mosquitoes then transmit infective third-stage (L3) larvae to new hosts through the blood meal...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142518/local-recurrence-and-subsequent-endoscopic-treatment-after-endoscopic-piecemeal-mucosal-resection-with-or-without-precutting-in-the-colorectum
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Myeongsook Seo, Eun Mi Song, Gwang Un Kim, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Byong Duk Ye, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Jeong-Sik Byeon
Background/Aims: Precutting before endoscopic piecemeal mucosal resection (EPMR) may increase colorectal polyp resection effectiveness. We aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence after conventional EPMR (CEPMR) and precut EPMR (PEPMR) and investigated endoscopic treatment outcomes for recurrent cases. Methods: The medical records of patients with colorectal polyps treated by EPMR were analyzed. Patients without follow-up surveillance colonoscopies were excluded...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141751/assessment-of-a-leishmaniasis-reporting-system-in-tropical-bolivia-using-the-capture-recapture-method
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Daniel Eid, Miguel Guzman-Rivero, Ernesto Rojas, Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Daniel Illanes, Miguel San Sebastian
This study evaluates the level of underreporting of the National Program of Leishmaniasis Control (NPLC) in two communities of Cochabamba, Bolivia during the period 2013-2014. Montenegro skin test-confirmed cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) were identified through active surveillance during medical campaigns. These cases were compared with those registered in the NPLC by passive surveillance. After matching and cleaning data from the two sources, the total number of cases and the level of underreporting of the National Program were calculated using the capture-recapture analysis...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140750/postlicensure-safety-surveillance-of-congenital-anomaly-and-miscarriage-among-pregnancies-exposed-to-quadrivalent-human-papillomavirus-vaccine
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Lina S Sy, Kristin I Meyer, Nicola P Klein, Chun Chao, Christine Velicer, T Craig Cheetham, Bradley K Ackerson, Jeff M Slezak, Harpreet S Takhar, John Hansen, Kamala Deosaransingh, Kai-Li Liaw, Steven J Jacobsen
Limited safety data are available on inadvertent exposure to quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (4vHPV) during pregnancy. We conducted a descriptive observational postlicensure safety surveillance study in Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Northern California to assess congenital anomaly and miscarriage among pregnancies exposed to 4vHPV. Using electronic medical records, we identified women who received a dose of 4vHPV between August 2006 and March 2008 within 30 days preconception or any time during a possible pregnancy...
November 15, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140422/multidisciplinary-clinic-approach-improves-overall-survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-metastatic-germ-cell-tumors
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C Albany, N Adra, A C Snavely, C Cary, T A Masterson, R S Foster, K Kesler, T M Ulbright, L Cheng, M Chovanec, F Taza, K Ku, M J Brames, N H Hanna, L H Einhorn
Background: To report our experience utilizing a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC) at Indiana University (IU) since the publication of the International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group (IGCCCG), and to compare our overall survival to that of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Patients and Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients with metastatic germ cell tumor (GCT) seen at IU from 1998-2014...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138128/will-participatory-syndromic-surveillance-work-in-latin-america-piloting-a-mobile-approach-to-crowdsource-influenza-like-illness-data-in-guatemala
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José Tomás Prieto, Jorge H Jara, Juan Pablo Alvis, Luis R Furlan, Christian Travis Murray, Judith Garcia, Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Susan Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
BACKGROUND: In many Latin American countries, official influenza reports are neither timely nor complete, and surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI) remains thin in consistency and precision. Public participation with mobile technology may offer new ways of identifying nonmedically attended cases and reduce reporting delays, but no published studies to date have assessed the viability of ILI surveillance with mobile tools in Latin America. We implemented and assessed an ILI-tailored mobile health (mHealth) participatory reporting system...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137830/efficacy-and-safety-of-tamsulosin-in-medical-expulsive-therapy-for-distal-ureteral-stones-with-renal-colic-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Zhangqun Ye, Guohua Zeng, Huan Yang, Kun Tang, Xiaochun Zhang, Hong Li, Weibing Li, Zhong Wu, Lingwu Chen, Xingfa Chen, Xiankui Liu, Yaoliang Deng, Tiejun Pan, Jinchun Xing, Shusheng Wang, Yue Cheng, Xiaojian Gu, Wenxi Gao, Jianggen Yang, Yonghai Zhang, Qiwu Mi, Lin Qi, Jiongming Li, Weilie Hu, Peiyu Liang, Zhaolin Sun, Changbao Xu, Yongfu Long, Yongbin Liao, Siping Liu, Guoqing Liu, Xun Xu, Wei He, Zhiqiang Chen, Hua Xu
BACKGROUND: Recent large high-quality trials have questioned the clinical effectiveness of medical expulsive therapy using tamsulosin for ureteral stones. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin for distal ureteral stones compared with placebo. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 3296 patients with distal ureteral stones, across 30 centers, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin...
November 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133567/risk-factors-and-outcomes-associated-with-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-upon-icu-admission
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Natalia Blanco, Anthony D Harris, Clare Rock, J Kristie Johnson, Lisa Pineles, Robert A Bonomo, Arjun Srinivasan, Melinda M Pettigrew, Kerri A Thom
Introduction: Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii, associated with broad-spectrum antibiotic use, is an important nosocomial pathogen associated with morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of MDR A. baumannii perirectal colonization among adult patients at ICU admission over a 5-year period, and to identify risk factors and outcomes associated with colonization.Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis of patients admitted to the medical (MICU) and surgical intensive care units (SICU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center from May 2005 to September 2009 was performed using perirectal surveillance cultures on admission...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133255/high-prevalence-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-repair-of-esophageal-atresia
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Floor W T Vergouwe, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Katharina Biermann, Nicole S Erler, René M H Wijnen, Marco J Bruno, Manon C W Spaander
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Esophageal atresia is rare, but improved surgical and intensive care techniques have increased rates of survival in children, so there are now many adults with this disorder. Many patients with esophageal atresia develop gastroesophageal reflux (GER), raising concerns about increased risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE; prevalence of 1.3%-1.6% in general population) and esophageal carcinoma. We assessed the prevalence of BE and esophageal carcinoma in this population. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 289 patients with esophageal atresia at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands, from May 2012 through March 2017...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132696/development-and-validation-of-an-automated-ventilator-associated-event-electronic-surveillance-system-a-report-of-a-successful-implementation
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Courtney Hebert, Jennifer Flaherty, Justin Smyer, Jing Ding, Julie E Mangino
BACKGROUND: Surveillance is an important tool for infection control; however, this task can often be time-consuming and take away from infection prevention activities. With the increasing availability of comprehensive electronic health records, there is an opportunity to automate these surveillance activities. The objective of this article is to describe the implementation of an electronic algorithm for ventilator-associated events (VAEs) at a large academic medical center METHODS: This article reports on a 6-month manual validation of a dashboard for VAEs...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132526/diverticular-disease-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Aaron Sinclair
Almost all gastrointestinal tract diverticula require no intervention if they are asymptomatic. There is no clear diagnostic modality of choice for diagnosis and surveillance of diverticulum. Medical treatment should be attempted before surgical intervention because significant morbidity is may be associated with resection.
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131822/impact-of-the-ebola-outbreak-on-trypanosoma-brucei-gambiense-infection-medical-activities-in-coastal-guinea-2014-2015-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-guinean-national-human-african-trypanosomiasis-control-program
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Mariame Camara, Eric Ouattara, Alexandre Duvignaud, René Migliani, Oumou Camara, Mamadou Leno, Philippe Solano, Bruno Bucheton, Mamadou Camara, Denis Malvy
BACKGROUND: The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak massively hit Guinea. The coastal districts of Boffa, Dubreka and Forecariah, three major foci of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), were particularly affected. We aimed to assess the impact of this epidemic on sleeping sickness screening and caring activities. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used preexisting data from the Guinean sleeping sickness control program, collected between 2012 and 2015. We described monthly: the number of persons (i) screened actively; (ii) or passively; (iii) treated for HAT; (iv) attending post-treatment follow-up visits...
November 13, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131033/adverse-reactions-to-biologics-in-psoriasis
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Stephen J Lockwood, Lisette M Prens, Alexa B Kimball
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease which affects millions of people worldwide. Not only can psoriasis itself be debilitating and significantly reduce an individual's quality of life, but it is also a risk factor for other systemic disorders, such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and malignancy. Tremendous strides were made in the treatment of psoriasis during the mid-to-late-20th century, including the emergence of topical corticosteroids and vitamin D analogs, methotrexate, systemic retinoids, and phototherapy...
2018: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130825/late-preterm-infants-early-term-infants-and-timing-of-elective-deliveries-current-status-in-a-korean-medical-center
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Hyun Suna Ko, Yu-Ria Jang, Hanggooa Yun, Jeonga Ha Wie, Sae Kyunga Choi, In Yanga Park, Jong Chula Shin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the current perinatal outcomes among infants born late preterm and early term compared to those born full term and evaluate the optimal gestational age for delivery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study for births occurred at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital over the past 7 years. Statistical comparison was performed using χ(2) test and multivariable logistic regression models. RESULTS: A total of 7580 women met the study criteria...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130236/-occurrence-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-de-novo-gastrointestinal-malignancies-after-organ-transplantation
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Linhua Ji, Gang Zhao
With the continuous use of immunosuppressive agents routinely, the long-term survival rate of organ transplant recipients has been incessantly improved. However, the risk of de novo malignancies is also increasing, which has become the second cause of death after organ transplantation. De novo gastrointestinal malignancies are common after liver or kidney transplantation, mostly with advanced stage when diagnosed and poor prognosis. There is a significant trend in the development of de novo malignancies in transplant recipients, which is probably related to factors, including direct or indirect effects of immunosuppressive agents, precancerosis and survival time of transplanted grafts and recipients...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128439/robotic-splenectomy-for-isolated-splenic-recurrence-of-endometrial-adenocarcinoma
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Valerio Gallotta, Marco D'Indinosante, Camilla Nero, Maria Teresa Giudice, Carmine Conte, Claudio Lodoli, Gian Franco Zannoni, Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia
OBJECTIVES: We present a rare case of an isolated intraparenchymal splenic metastasis of endometrial cancer managed with robotic-assisted surgery. METHODS: A 55-year-old patient with a history of endometrial cancer was found to have a splenic lesion during her follow-up exams. She underwent surgical staging (total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy and peritoneal washing) in 2014 and the final pathologic findings showed an endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma, FIGO Stage IB G2...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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