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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776828/septic-acute-kidney-injury-patients-in-emergency-department-the-risk-factors-and-its-correlation-to-serum-lactate
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Yin-Chou Hsu, Chih-Wei Hsu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in septic patients, imposing a heavy burden of illness in terms of morbidity and mortality. Serum lactate is a widely used marker predicting the severity of sepsis. A paucity of research has investigated septic AKI in emergency departments (EDs) and its correlation with initial serum lactate level. This study aimed at identifying risk factors for septic AKI and clarifying the link between initial serum lactate level and septic AKI in ED patients...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770123/what-if-low-back-pain-is-the-most-prevalent-parkinsonism-in-the-world
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Jesse V Jacobs, Sharon M Henry, Fay B Horak
Low back pain (LBP) has a point prevalence of nearly 10% and ranks highest in global disease burden for years lived with disability; Parkinson's disease (PD) ranks in the top 100 most disabling health conditions for years lost and years lived with disability (1). Recent evidence suggests that people with chronic, recurrent LBP exhibit many postural impairments reminiscent of a neurological postural disorder such as PD. We compare and contrast postural impairments associated with LBP and PD in order to inform treatment strategies for both conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770117/clinical-application-of-epilepsy-genetics-in-africa-is-now-the-time
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Alina I Esterhuizen, Gemma L Carvill, Rajkumar S Ramesar, Symon M Kariuki, Charles R Newton, Annapurna Poduri, Jo M Wilmshurst
Over 80% of people with epilepsy live in low- to middle-income countries where epilepsy is often undiagnosed and untreated due to limited resources and poor infrastructure. In Africa, the burden of epilepsy is exacerbated by increased risk factors such as central nervous system infections, perinatal insults, and traumatic brain injury. Despite the high incidence of these etiologies, the cause of epilepsy in over 60% of African children is unknown, suggesting a possible genetic origin. Large-scale genetic and genomic research in Europe and North America has revealed new genes and variants underlying disease in a range of epilepsy phenotypes...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769043/early-renal-damage-among-children-living-in-the-region-of-highest-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-ckdu-in-sri-lanka
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S B Agampodi, G S Amarasinghe, P G C R Naotunna, C S Jayasumana, S H Siribaddana
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is grouped with several other epidemics of similar nature across the world as Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC). In CKDu endemic countries, the focus has mainly been on adults. We hypothesized that studying distribution and factors associated with elevated urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR), an early marker of kidney injury, among children living in a CKDu endemic area may provide important clues about the onset and progression of the disease...
May 16, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769017/a-cross-sectional-investigation-of-the-health-needs-of-asylum-seekers-in-a-refugee-clinic-in-germany
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Laura F Goodman, Guy W Jensen, Joseph M Galante, Diana L Farmer, Stephanie Taché
BACKGROUND: Over one million asylum seekers were registered in Germany in 2016, most from Syria and Afghanistan. The Refugee Convention guarantees access to healthcare, however delivery mechanisms remain heterogeneous. There is an urgent need for more data describing the health conditions of asylum seekers to guide best practices for healthcare delivery. In this study, we describe the state of health of asylum seekers presenting to a multi-specialty primary care refugee clinic. METHODS: Demographic and medical diagnosis data were extracted from the electronic medical records of patients seen at the ambulatory refugee clinic in Dresden, Germany between 15 September 2015 and 31 December 2016...
May 16, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766128/a-multi-decade-joinpoint-analysis-of-firearm-injury-severity
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Bindu Kalesan, Yi Zuo, Ziming Xuan, Michael B Siegel, Jeffrey Fagan, Charles Branas, Sandro Galea
Background: Non-fatal firearm injuries constitute approximately 70% of all firearm trauma injuries in the United States. Patterns of severity of these injuries are poorly understood. We analyzed the overall, age-, sex- and intent-specific temporal trends in the injury severity of firearm hospitalizations from 1993 to 2014. Methods: We assessed temporal trends in the severity of patients hospitalized for firearm using Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data over a 22 year period...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763925/the-influence-of-hyperlipidemia-on-endothelial-function-of-fpn1-tek-cre-mice-and-the-intervention-effect-of-tetramethylpyrazine
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Ming-Yue Sun, Miao Zhang, Shui-Ling Chen, Shu-Ping Zhang, Chun-Yu Guo, Jing-Shang Wang, Xin Liu, Yang Miao, Hui-Jun Yin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Systemic iron homeostasis is strictly governed in mammals; however, disordered iron metabolism (such as excess iron burden) is recognized as a risk factor for various types of diseases including AS (Atherosclerosis). The hepcidin-ferroportin axis plays the key role in regulation of iron homeostasis and modulation of this signaling could be a potential therapeutic strategy in the treatment of these diseases. TMP (Tetramethylpyrazine) has been reported to have therapeutical effect on AS...
May 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760854/peritoneal-dialysis-in-austere-environments-an-emergent-approach-to-renal-failure-management
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Chad Gorbatkin, John Bass, Fredric O Finkelstein, Steven M Gorbatkin
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a means of renal replacement therapy (RRT) that can be performed in remote settings with limited resources, including regions that lack electrical power. PD is a mainstay of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) therapy worldwide, and the ease of initiation and maintenance has enabled it to flourish in both resource-limited and resource-abundant settings. In natural disaster scenarios, military conflicts, and other austere areas, PD may be the only available life-saving measure for acute kidney injury (AKI) or ESRD...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753296/mortality-specific-comorbidity-among-inpatients-with-epilepsy-a-preliminary-cross-sectional-study-in-west-china
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Yang Si, Xiaoqiang Xiao, Hongbin Sun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the current condition of mortality-specific comorbidity among hospitalized patients with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: The discharge abstract records of PWE from over 730,000 admissions were extracted from the hospital medical database. Fourteen mortality-related comorbidities from an epilepsy-specific index (ESI) were selected for the present assessment. The hospital-based prevalence of these comorbidities was estimated...
May 9, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746481/disease-specific-out-of-pocket-and-catastrophic-health-expenditure-on-hospitalization-in-india-do-indian-households-face-distress-health-financing
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Anshul Kastor, Sanjay K Mohanty
BACKGROUND: Rising non-communicable diseases (NCDs) coupled with increasing injuries have resulted in a significant increase in health spending in India. While out-of-pocket expenditure remains the major source of health care financing in India (two-thirds of the total health spending), the financial burden varies enormously across diseases and by the economic well-being of the households. Though prior studies have examined the variation in disease pattern, little is known about the financial risk to the families by type of diseases in India...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740726/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Eliza H Hersh, Yakov Gologorsky, Alex G Chartrain, J Mocco, Christopher P Kellner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent success in preliminary clinical studies evaluating various forms of minimally invasive surgery for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has renewed interest in the surgical treatment of this disease process. RECENT FINDINGS: In December of 2016, phase 2 of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Plus Rt-PA for ICH Evacuation (MISTIE) study demonstrated that this form of stereotactic thrombolysis safely reduces clot burden and may improve functional outcome 6 months after injury...
May 9, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732397/causes-of-death-among-children-aged-5-14-years-in-the-who-european-region-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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Hmwe H Kyu, Claudia E Stein, Cynthia Boschi Pinto, Ivo Rakovac, Martin W Weber, Tina Dannemann Purnat, Joseph E Amuah, Scott D Glenn, Kelly Cercy, Stan Biryukov, Audra L Gold, Adrienne Chew, Meghan D Mooney, Kevin F O'Rourke, Amber Sligar, Christopher J L Murray, Ali H Mokdad, Mohsen Naghavi
Background: The mortality burden in children aged 5-14 years in the WHO European Region has not been comprehensively studied. We assessed the distribution and trends of the main causes of death among children aged 5-9 years and 10-14 years from 1990 to 2016, for 51 countries in the WHO European Region. Methods: We used data from vital registration systems, cancer registries, and police records from 1980 to 2016 to estimate cause-specific mortality using the Cause of Death Ensemble model...
May 2018: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731979/long-term-predictive-models-of-risk-factors-for-early-chronic-kidney-disease-a-longitudinal-study
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Wen-Chih Wu, Po-Chien Hsieh, Fu-Kang Hu, Jen-Chun Kuan, Chi-Ming Chu, Chien-An Sun, Tsan Yang, Sui-Lung Su, Yu-Ching Chou
Background: The high incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Taiwan have produced tremendous burdens on health care resources. The work environment of air force special operations personnel engenders high psychological stress, and the resulting increased blood pressure can lead to glomerular hypertension and accelerated glomerular injury in the long term. The aim of the study was to establish the predictive models to define the predictors of CKD. Results: The results indicated that the prevalence of CKD over 4 consecutive years was 3...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730657/adolescent-undernutrition-global-burden-physiology-and-nutritional-risks
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Parul Christian, Emily R Smith
Adolescents, comprised of 10-19 year olds, form the largest generation of young people in our history. There are an estimated 1.8 billion adolescents in the world, with 90% residing in low- and middle-income countries. The burden of disease among adolescents has its origins in infectious and injury-related causes, but nutritional deficiencies, suboptimal linear growth, and undernutrition are major public health problems, even as overweight may be on the rise in many contexts. Summary and Key Messages: Girls are most vulnerable to the influences of cultural and gender norms, which often discriminate against them...
May 4, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729771/in-harm-s-way-unintentional-firearm-injuries-in-young-children
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Andrew Nordin, Alan Coleman, Junxin Shi, Krista Wheeler, Henry Xiang, Brian Kenney
PURPOSE: Firearm-related trauma represents a major source of preventable injury and death. Many firearm injuries in young children are unintentional, and the true incidence may be underestimated. We sought to characterize the morbidity of unintentional firearm injuries. METHODS: National Trauma Data Bank data from 2007 to 2014 was obtained for patients aged 0-14 sustaining gunshot wounds (GSW). We analyzed demographics, injury severity score, hospital and ICU length of stay (LOS), ventilator days, discharge to rehab, and mortality...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725688/biomimetic-neural-scaffolds-a-crucial-step-towards-optimal-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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REVIEW
Jian Du, Huanwen Chen, Liming Qing, Xiuli Yang, Xiaofeng Jia
Peripheral nerve injury is a common disease that affects more than 20 million people in the United States alone and remains a major burden to society. The current gold standard treatment for critical-sized nerve defects is autologous nerve graft transplantation; however, this method is limited in many ways and does not always lead to satisfactory outcomes. The limitations of autografts have prompted investigations into artificial neural scaffolds as replacements, and some neural scaffold devices have progressed to widespread clinical use; scaffold technology overall has yet to be shown to be consistently on a par with or superior to autografts...
May 4, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724352/neonatal-brain-injury-and-timing-of-neurodevelopmental-assessment-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Shabnam Peyvandi, Vann Chau, Ting Guo, Duan Xu, Hannah C Glass, Anne Synnes, Kenneth Poskitt, A James Barkovich, Steven P Miller, Patrick S McQuillen
BACKGROUND: Brain injury (BI) is reported in 60% of newborns with critical congenital heart disease as white matter injury (WMI) or stroke. Neurodevelopmental (ND) impairments are reported in these patients. The relationship between neonatal BI and ND outcome has not been established. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the association between peri-operative BI and ND outcomes in infants with single ventricle physiology (SVP) and d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA)...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722039/mortality-from-adverse-drug-reaction-related-hospitalizations-in-south-west-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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M T Angamo, L Chalmers, C M Curtain, D Yilma, L Bereznicki
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are an important cause of mortality during medical care. To our knowledge, no Ethiopian studies have reported on mortality due to ADRs in patients presenting to hospital from the community setting. The aim of this study was to determine the mortality rate attributable to ADRs in patients presenting to hospital, identify drugs implicated in the ADR-related deaths and identify factors contributing to ADR-related mortality at Jimma University Specialised Hospital (JUSH), south-west Ethiopia METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1001 patients aged ≥18 years consecutively admitted to medical wards from May 2015 to August 2016...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717911/epidemiology-of-trauma-related-infections-among-a-combat-casualty-cohort-after-initial-hospitalization-the-trauma-infectious-disease-outcomes-study
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David R Tribble, Margot R Krauss, Clinton K Murray, Tyler E Warkentien, Bradley A Lloyd, Anuradha Ganesan, Lauren Greenberg, Jiahong Xu, Ping Li, M Leigh Carson, William Bradley, Amy C Weintrob
BACKGROUND: The Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study (TIDOS) cohort follows military personnel with deployment-related injuries in order to evaluate short- and long-term infectious complications. High rates of infectious complications have been observed in more than 30% of injured patients during initial hospitalization. We present data on infectious complications related to combat trauma after the initial period of hospitalization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data related to patient care for military personnel injured during combat operations between June 2009 and May 2012 were collected...
May 2, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710456/vitexin-reverses-the-autophagy-dysfunction-to-attenuate-mcao-induced-cerebral-ischemic-stroke-via-mtor-ulk1-pathway
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Jin Jiang, Jingcun Dai, Hong Cui
Stroke, as a kind of acute cerebrovascular diseases, has greatly influenced the patients' quality of life and left a huge public health burden. Vitexin is a flavone C-glycoside (apigenin-8-C-?-D-glucopyranoside) present in several medicinal and other plants. This study aims to explore the role of vitexin in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced cerebral ischemic stroke. The results showed that the MCAO-induced brain infarction was obviously decreased by vitexin. And the abnormal protein levels of Caspase-3, Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax), antigen identified by monoclonal antibody (Ki-67) and B cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) in MCAO model rats were reversed by vitexin...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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