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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087547/risk-of-pneumonia-in-patients-with-isolated-minor-rib-fractures-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Sai-Wai Ho, Ying-Hock Teng, Shun-Fa Yang, Han-Wei Yeh, Yu-Hsun Wang, Ming-Chih Chou, Chao-Bin Yeh
OBJECTIVES: Isolated minor rib fractures (IMRFs) after blunt chest traumas are commonly observed in emergency departments. However, the relationship between IMRFs and subsequent pneumonia remains controversial. This nationwide cohort study investigated the association between IMRFs and the risk of pneumonia in patients with blunt chest traumas. DESIGN: Nationwide population-based cohort study. SETTING: Patients with IMRFs were identified between 2010 and 2011 from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087286/incidence-and-survival-outcome-according-to-heart-rhythm-during-resuscitation-attempt-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-with-presumed-cardiac-etiology
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Shahzleen Rajan, Fredrik Folke, Steen Møller Hansen, Carolina Malta Hansen, Kristian Kragholm, Thomas A Gerds, Freddy K Lippert, Lena Karlsson, Sidsel Møller, Lars Køber, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Mads Wissenberg
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about heart rhythm conversion from non-shockable to shockable rhythm during resuscitation attempt after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and following chance of survival is limited and inconsistent. METHODS: We studied 13,860 patients with presumed cardiac-caused OHCA not witnessed by the emergency medical services from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Register (2005-2012). Patients were stratified according to rhythm: shockable, converted shockable (based on receipt of subsequent defibrillation) and sustained non-shockable rhythm...
January 10, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080991/minimizing-fungal-disease-deaths-will-allow-the-unaids-target-of-reducing-annual-aids-deaths-below-500-000-by-2020-to-be-realized
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REVIEW
David W Denning
Deaths from AIDS (1 500 000 in 2013) have been falling more slowly than anticipated with improved access to antiretroviral therapy. Opportunistic infections account for most AIDS-related mortality, with a median age of death in the mid-30s. About 360 000 (24%) of AIDS deaths are attributed to tuberculosis. Fungal infections deaths in AIDS were estimated at more than 700 000 deaths (47%) annually. Rapid diagnostic tools and antifungal agents are available for these diseases and would likely have a major impact in reducing deaths...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079158/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-dependent-regulation-of-pulmonary-mirna-by-chronic-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Sarah Rogers, Angela Rico de Souza, Michela Zago, Matthew Iu, Necola Guerrina, Alvin Gomez, Jason Matthews, Carolyn J Baglole
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor historically known for its toxic responses to man-made pollutants such as dioxin. More recently, the AhR has emerged as a suppressor of inflammation, oxidative stress and apoptosis from cigarette smoke by mechanisms that may involve the regulation of microRNA. However, little is known about the AhR regulation of miRNA expression in the lung in response to inhaled toxicants. Therefore, we exposed Ahr(-/-) and Ahr(+/-) mice to cigarette smoke for 4 weeks and evaluated lung miRNA expression by PCR array...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078950/magnetic-nanoparticles-based-drug-and-gene-delivery-systems-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-diseases
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Ibrahim M El-Sherbiny, Nancy M Elbaz, Mohammed Sedki, Abdulaziz Elgammal, Magdi H Yacoub
Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have gained much attention due to their unique properties such as biocompatibility and biodegradability as well as magnetic and heat-medicated characteristics. Due to these inherent properties, MNPs have been widely used in various biomedical applications including targeted drug delivery and hyperthermia-based therapy. Hyperthermia is a promising approach for the thermal activation therapy of several diseases, including pulmonary diseases. Additionally, due to their large loading capacity and controlled release ability, several MNP-based drug delivery systems have been emerged for treatment of cystic fibrosis and lung cancer...
January 12, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078172/gastric-rupture-in-pregnancy-case-series-from-a-tertiary-institution-in-rwanda-and-review-of-the-literature
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David Ntirushwa, Stephen Rulisa, Febronie Muhorakeye, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Theogene Rurangwa, Maria Small
Background Gastric rupture is a rare, life-threatening condition during pregnancy. Case study We present three cases of gastric perforation during pregnancy and the puerperium. The first patient presented with gastric perforation 4 days following an uncomplicated cesarean delivery for obstetric indications. She initially complained of epigastric pain; however, those symptoms resolved. She later demonstrated worsening abdominal distension, intra-abdominal free fluid, and signs of peritonitis. At laparotomy, an ascariasis-associated gastric rupture was diagnosed...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076656/combined-inhaled-beta-agonist-and-anticholinergic-agents-for-emergency-management-in-adults-with-asthma
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REVIEW
Scott W Kirkland, Christine Vandenberghe, Britt Voaklander, Taylor Nikel, Sandra Campbell, Brian H Rowe
BACKGROUND: Inhaled short-acting anticholinergics (SAAC) and short-acting beta₂-agonists (SABA) are effective therapies for adult patients with acute asthma who present to the emergency department (ED). It is unclear, however, whether the combination of SAAC and SABA treatment is more effective in reducing hospitalisations compared to treatment with SABA alone. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an up-to-date systematic search and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of combined inhaled therapy (SAAC + SABA agents) vs...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076350/emergence-of-rare-species-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-as-potential-pathogens-in-saudi-arabian-clinical-setting
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Bright Varghese, Mushira Enani, Mohammed Shoukri, Sahar AlThawadi, Sameera AlJohani, Sahal Al-Hajoj
BACKGROUND: Clinical relevance of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is increasing worldwide including in Saudi Arabia. A high species diversity of NTM's has been noticed in a recent study. However, the identification in diagnostic laboratories is mostly limited to common species. The impact of NTM species diversity on clinical outcome is so far neglected in most of the clinical settings. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: During April 2014 to September 2015, a nationwide collection of suspected NTM clinical isolates with clinical and demographical data were carried out...
January 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072695/acute-pulmonary-edema-caused-by-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-a-pregnant-woman-undergoing-transvaginal-cervical-cerclage-a-case-report
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Jae-Young Lee, Hyun-Jung Kwon, Sang-Wook Park, Yu-Mi Lee
BACKGROUND: The physiological changes associated with pregnancy may predispose pregnant women to pulmonary edema. Other known causes of pulmonary edema during pregnancy include tocolytic drugs, preeclampsia, eclampsia, and peripartum cardiomyopathy. METHODS: We describe a rare case of pulmonary edema caused by takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a pregnant woman at 14 weeks of gestation who was undergoing emergency transvaginal cervical cerclage. RESULTS: Intraoperative chest radiography revealed severe pulmonary edema and echocardiography indicated moderate left ventricular dysfunction with akinesia of the mid to apical left ventricular wall segment, which is reflective of takotsubo cardiomyopathy...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070460/metabolic-phenotype-of-clinical-and-environmental-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-hominissuis-isolates
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Andrea Sanchini, Flavia Dematheis, Torsten Semmler, Astrid Lewin
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) is an emerging opportunistic human pathogen. It can cause pulmonary infections, lymphadenitis and disseminated infections in immuno-compromised patients. In addition, MAH is widespread in the environment, since it has been isolated from water, soil or dust. In recent years, knowledge on MAH at the molecular level has increased substantially. In contrast, knowledge of the MAH metabolic phenotypes remains limited. METHODS: In this study, for the first time we analyzed the metabolic substrate utilization of ten MAH isolates, five from a clinical source and five from an environmental source...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067089/metabolomic-applications-in-radiation-biodosimetry-exploring-radiation-effects-through-small-molecules
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Evan L Pannkuk, Albert J Fornace, Evagelia C Laiakis
PURPOSE: Exposure of the general population to ionizing radiation has increased in the past decades, primarily due to long distance travel and medical procedures. On the other hand, accidental exposures, nuclear accidents, and elevated threats of terrorism with the potential detonation of a radiological dispersal device or improvised nuclear device in a major city, all have led to increased needs for rapid biodosimetry and assessment of exposure to different radiation qualities and scenarios...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062891/surgical-techniques-for-esophageal-replacement-in-children
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REVIEW
Shilpa Sharma, Devendra K Gupta
PURPOSE: Surgical techniques for esophageal replacement (ER) in children include colon interposition, gastric tube, gastric transposition, and jejunal interposition. This review evaluates the merits and demerits of each. METHOD: Surgical techniques, complications, and outcome of ER are reviewed over last seven decades. RESULTS: Colon interposition is the time-tested procedure with minimal and less serious complications. Long-term complications include reflux, halitosis, colonic segment dilatation, and anastomotic stricture, sometimes requiring surgical interventions especially for dilatation and reflux...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062417/pulmonary-tuberculosis-presenting-as-post-operative-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Patrick Bogue, Mhairi Bolland, Peter How, Harrison Benziger
Post-operative fever is common following emergency surgery. Investigation and management of post-operative fever can be challenging when a clear source of sepsis is not evident or the underlying source of infection is not recognised. We herein report a case of secondary pulmonary tuberculosis presenting as post-operative fever following emergency laparotomy for a perforated duodenal ulcer. This case of tuberculosis was diagnosed on day 41 post-operatively and prior inconclusive results meant that we relied mainly on re-visiting history and examination in order to identify 3 targeted investigations: plain chest X-ray, sputum sample and blood test...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062246/prevalence-of-chlamydophila-pneumoniae-and-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-igm-and-igg-antibodies-in-tunisian-patients-presenting-with-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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S Messous, I Trabelsi, M H Grissa, S Nouira, B Pozzetto, M Mastouri
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the prevalence of Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae acute infections, using serological testing, in patients admitted to the emergency department for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study of 100 consecutive patients. Serum specimens were collected at day 0 and day 15. C. pneumoniae and M. pneumoniae antibodies (IgM and IgG) were tested by commercial ELISA and immunofluorescence assay, respectively...
January 3, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061425/fibrillar-vs-crystalline-nanocellulose-pulmonary-epithelial-cell-responses-cytotoxicity-or-inflammation
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Autumn L Menas, Naveena Yanamala, Mariana T Farcas, Maria Russo, Sherri Friend, Philip M Fournier, Alexander Star, Ivo Iavicoli, Galina V Shurin, Ulla B Vogel, Bengt Fadeel, Donald Beezhold, Elena R Kisin, Anna A Shvedova
Nanocellulose (NC) is emerging as a highly promising nanomaterial for a wide range of applications. Moreover, many types of NC are produced, each exhibiting a slightly different shape, size, and chemistry. The main objective of this study was to compare cytotoxic effects of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NCF). The human lung epithelial cells (A549) were exposed for 24 h and 72 h to five different NC particles to determine how variations in properties contribute to cellular outcomes, including cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, and cytokine secretion...
December 24, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060193/imaging-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#16
Rahul D Renapurkar, Sankaran Shrikanthan, Gustavo A Heresi, Charles T Lau, Deepa Gopalan
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is one of the potentially curable causes of pulmonary hypertension and is definitively treated with pulmonary thromboendartectomy. CTEPH can be overlooked, as its symptoms are nonspecific and can be mimicked by a wide range of diseases that can cause pulmonary hypertension. Early diagnosis of CTEPH and prompt evaluation for surgical candidacy are paramount factors in determining future outcomes. Imaging plays a central role in the diagnosis of CTEPH and patient selection for pulmonary thromboendartectomy and balloon pulmonary angioplasty...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055066/association-between-antipsychotic-agents-and-risk-of-acute-respiratory-failure-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#17
Meng-Ting Wang, Chen-Liang Tsai, Chen Wei Lin, Chin-Bin Yeh, Yun-Han Wang, Hui-Lan Lin
Importance: Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a life-threatening event that has been linked in case reports to antipsychotic use, but this association lacks population-based evidence. Particular attention should be focused on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) regarding this drug safety concern because these patients are prone to ARF and are commonly treated with antipsychotics. Objective: To determine whether the use of antipsychotics is associated with an increased risk of ARF in patients with COPD...
January 4, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052283/the-feasibility-of-conservative-management-for-morbidly-adherent-placenta-accidentally-encountered-after-vaginal-delivery
#18
Ran Cui, Junli Lu, Zhenyu Zhang, Huimin Bai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of conservative management for patients with morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) accidentally encountered after term vaginal delivery. METHODS: Medical records of patients with MAP who were accidentally encountered after term vaginal delivery and treated in our hospital from January 2009 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 8 eligible patients were included in this analysis...
January 5, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050802/the-effectiveness-of-apneic-oxygenation-during-tracheal-intubation-in-various-clinical-settings-a-narrative-review
#19
David T Wong, Amanda J Yee, Siaw May Leong, Frances Chung
PURPOSE: During the process of tracheal intubation, patients are apneic or hypoventilating and are at risk of becoming hypoxemic. This risk is especially high in patients with acute or chronic respiratory failure and accompanying compromised respiratory reserve. To address this concern, apneic oxygenation can be administered during tracheal intubation to aid in maintaining arterial oxygen saturation. The objective of this narrative review is to examine the utilization of apneic oxygenation within the operating room, intensive care unit (ICU), emergency department, and pre-hospital settings and to determine its efficacy compared with controls...
January 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048542/we-ab-bra-06-4dct-ventilation-a-novel-imaging-modality-for-thoracic-surgical-evaluation
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Y Vinogradskiy, M Jackson, L Schubert, B Jones, R Castillo, E Castillo, T Guerrero, J Mitchell, B Kavanagh, M Miften
PURPOSE: The current standard-of-care imaging used to evaluate lung cancer patients for surgical resection is nuclear-medicine ventilation. Surgeons use nuclear-medicine images along with pulmonary function tests (PFT) to calculate percent predicted postoperative (%PPO) PFT values by estimating the amount of functioning lung that would be lost with surgery. 4DCT-ventilation is an emerging imaging modality developed in radiation oncology that uses 4DCT data to calculate lung ventilation maps...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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