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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325641/spectrum-of-nondystrophic-skeletal-muscle-channelopathies-in-children
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Fouad Al-Ghamdi, Basil T Darras, Partha S Ghosh
BACKGROUND: The nondystrophic skeletal muscle channelopathies are a group of disorders caused by mutations of various voltage-gated ion channel genes, including nondystrophic myotonia and periodic paralysis. METHODS: We identified patients with a diagnosis of muscle channelopathy from our neuromuscular database in a tertiary care pediatric center from 2005 to 2015. We then performed a retrospective review of their medical records for demographic characteristics, clinical features, investigations, treatment, and follow-up...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321335/quantitative-thermal-testing-profiles-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-response-to-topical-capsaicin-in-patients-with-localized-neuropathic-pain
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A Serrano, D Torres, M Veciana, C Caro, J Montero, V Mayoral
There are no reliable predictors of response to treatment with capsaicin. Given that capsaicin application causes heat sensation, differences in quantitative thermal testing (QTT) profiles may predict treatment response. The aim of this study was to determine whether different QTT profiles could predict treatment outcomes in patients with localized peripheral neuropathic pain (PeLNP). We obtained from medical records QTT results and treatment outcomes of 55 patients treated between 2010 and 2013. Warm sensation threshold (WST) and heat pain threshold (HPT) values were assessed at baseline at the treatment site and in the asymptomatic, contralateral area...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318845/specifying-the-effects-of-physician-s-communication-on-patients-outcomes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Mara van Osch, Sandra van Dulmen, Liesbeth van Vliet, Jozien Bensing
OBJECTIVE: To experimentally test the effects of physician's affect-oriented communication and inducing expectations on outcomes in patients with menstrual pain. METHODS: Using a 2×2 RCT design, four videotaped simulated medical consultations were used, depicting a physician and a patient with menstrual pain. In the videos, two elements of physician's communication were manipulated: (1) affect-oriented communication (positive: warm, emphatic; versus negative: cold, formal), and (2) outcome expectation induction (positive versus uncertain)...
March 6, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316986/physical-exercise-and-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure-a-meta-analysis
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Zhenzhen Qiu, Kai Zheng, Haoxiang Zhang, Ji Feng, Lizhi Wang, Hao Zhou
Chronic renal failure is a severe clinical problem which has some significant socioeconomic impact worldwide and hemodialysis is an important way to maintain patients' health state, but it seems difficult to get better in short time. Considering these, the aim in our research is to update and evaluate the effects of exercise on the health of patients with chronic renal failure. The databases were used to search for the relevant studies in English or Chinese. And the association between physical exercise and health state of patients with chronic renal failure has been investigated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316442/alloimmunization-in-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-patient-the-differential-adsorption-approach
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Ravi C Dara, Aseem Kumar Tiwari, Dinesh Arora, Subhasis Mitra, Devi Prasad Acharya, Geet Aggarwal, Jyoti Sharma
Patients of β-thalassemia major are dependent on regular blood transfusions for their entire lifetime. Development of antibodies against red blood cell (RBC) antigen which may be alloantibody or autoantibody, several times as a result of frequent red cell component transfusions, further complicates the subsequent transfusion therapy. Among the autoantibodies, warm-reactive autoantibodies are commoner and interfere in the pretransfusion testing. These RBC autoantibodies present in patient's serum potentially react with all the cells of antibody identification panel giving "pan-reactive" picture and making alloantibody identification complex...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315787/the-synergistic-influence-of-ischemic-time-and-surgical-precision-on-acute-kidney-injury-after-robotic-partial-nephrectomy
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Julien Dagenais, Matt Maurice, Pascal Mouracade, Onder Kara, Ryan Nelson, Ercan Malkoc, Jihad Kaouk
OBJECTIVES: To examine the dynamic and potentially synergistic influence of warm ischemia time (WIT) and excisional volume loss (EVL) on predicted rates of post-partial acute kidney injury (AKI) across a range of tumor complexities. To investigate whether these modifiable variables sensitize the kidney to the other's damaging influence. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 1,245 patients between 2006 and 2016 with bilateral kidneys and enhancing renal masses in our single-institution robotic partial nephrectomy (PN) database...
March 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315068/efficacy-and-safety-of-nab-paclitaxel-125%C3%A2-mg-m-2-and-nab-paclitaxel-150%C3%A2-mg-m-2-compared-to-paclitaxel-in-early-high-risk-breast-cancer-results-from-the-neoadjuvant-randomized-geparsepto-study-gbg-69
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Jenny Furlanetto, Christian Jackisch, Michael Untch, Andreas Schneeweiss, Sabine Schmatloch, Bahriye Aktas, Carsten Denkert, Hermann Wiebringhaus, Sherko Kümmel, Mathias Warm, Stefan Paepke, Marianne Just, Claus Hanusch, John Hackmann, Jens Uwe Blohmer, Michael Clemens, Serban Dan Costa, Bernd Gerber, Valentina Nekljudova, Sibylle Loibl, Gunter von Minckwitz
PURPOSE: The GeparSepto study demonstrated that the use of nab-paclitaxel instead of paclitaxel prior to anthracycline-based chemotherapy could lead to a significantly increased pCR rate, especially in the triple negative subpopulation. We report efficacy and safety for patients treated with two different doses of nab-paclitaxel in comparison to weekly solvent-formulated paclitaxel. METHODS: Patients were treated for 12 weeks with either intravenous nab-paclitaxel 150 mg/m(2) (nP150) weekly, after study amendment 125 mg/m(2) (nP125) weekly or solvent-based paclitaxel 80 mg/m(2) (P80) weekly followed by epirubicin 90 mg/m(2) and cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m(2) on day 1 for four 3-week cycles...
March 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306519/variability-in-variability-out-best-practice-recommendations-to-standardize-pre-analytical-variables-in-the-detection-of-circulating-and-tissue-micrornas
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Jenna Khan, Joshua A Lieberman, Christina M Lockwood
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) hold promise as biomarkers for a variety of disease processes and for determining cell differentiation. These short RNA species are robust, survive harsh treatment and storage conditions and may be extracted from blood and tissue. Pre-analytical variables are critical confounders in the analysis of miRNAs: we elucidate these and identify best practices for minimizing sample variation in blood and tissue specimens. Pre-analytical variables addressed include patient-intrinsic variation, time and temperature from sample collection to storage or processing, processing methods, contamination by cells and blood components, RNA extraction method, normalization, and storage time/conditions...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304214/retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-for-tumors-larger-than-7%C3%A2-cm-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-initial-experience-of-single-institution
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Erlin Song, Xin Ma, Ruihua An, Peng Zhang, Xu Zhang, Baojun Wang, Taoping Shi, Shengkun Sun
BACKGROUND: To report our initial experience dealing with retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for tumors larger than 7 cm in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 15 patients with malignant tumors larger than 7 cm underwent retroperitoneal LPN at our institution. Patient baseline demographics, perioperative outcomes, pathological characteristics, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were analyzed retrospectively in our collected database...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295235/cutaneous-manifestations-of-subcutaneous-and-systemic-fungal-infections-in-tropical-regions-a-retrospective-study-from-a-referral-center-in-southern-taiwan
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Wen-Chien Tsai, Chih-Hung Lee, Wei-Min Wu, Shang-Hung Lin, Yi-Chien Yang, Yu-Wen Cheng, Ji-Chen Ho, Kwei-Lan Liu
BACKGROUND: Deep cutaneous fungal infections, including subcutaneous mycoses and systemic fungal infection with cutaneous involvement, cause significant morbidity and mortality in light of increasing immunocompromised patients and global warming. Although a few studies reviewed deep fungal infections in temperate regions, a relevant study in tropical regions is lacking. We evaluated features of deep cutaneous fungal infections in southern Taiwan among the tropical regions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all histopathological specimens with deep cutaneous fungal infections in a single referral center from 2001 to 2014 and successfully identified 23 cases...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290845/-assessment-of-efficiency-of-medicamentous-therapy-in-correction-of-structurally-functional-changes-of-the-cardiac-muscle-at-patients-with-arterial-hypertension-in-combination-with-bronchial-asthma
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E I Tarlovskaya, A A Odegova
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma (BA) is a serious problem. It was found that the frequency of arterial hypertension (AH) detection in patients with asthma is about 30 %. At patients practically all types of violations of a warm rhythm meet a bronkhoobstruktivny syndrome. Emergence of rather new preparations - If-blockers, opens new opportunities in correction of heart rate (HR) and a cardioprotection at a combination of AH and BA. AIM: To assess therapy diltiazem-retard and ivabradine on structurally functional changes of a cardiac muscle and HR at patients with AH in combination with BA...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286630/a-fatal-case-of-immune-hyperhemolysis-with-bone-marrow-necrosis-in-a-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Matthew S Karafin, Arun Singavi, Susan T Johnson, Joshua J Field
In patients with sickle cell disease, hyperhemolysis is a rare but life-threatening complication of transfusion. In this case report, we describe a 61 year-old woman with hemoglobin sickle cell (SC) disease and history of alloimmunization who developed hyperhemolysis associated with a transfusion. She was found to have a warm and a clinically-significant cold autoantibody. Severe anemia (Hb 2.7 g/dL) with reticulocytopenia and thrombocytopenia prompted a bone marrow biopsy, which demonstrated extensive bone marrow necrosis...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284732/reduction-in-surgical-fog-with-a-warm-humidified-gas-management-protocol-significantly-shortens-procedure-time-in-pediatric-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-procedures
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B Meenakshi-Sundaram, J R Furr, E Malm-Buatsi, B Boklage, E Nguyen, D Frimberger, B W Palmer
INTRODUCTION: The adoption of robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) procedures in the field of urology has occurred rapidly, but is, to date, without pediatric-specific instrumentation. Surgical fog is a significant barrier to safe and efficient laparoscopy. This appears to be a significant challenge when adapting three-dimensional 8.5-mm scopes to use in pediatric RAL surgery. The objective of the present study was to compare matched controls from a prospectively collected database to procedures that were performed utilizing special equipment and a protocol to minimize surgical fog in pediatric RAL procedures...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283668/effect-of-peritoneal-lavage-solution-temperature-on-body-temperature-in-anaesthetised-cats-and-small-dogs
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D C Barnes, E A Leece, T A Trimble, J L Demetriou
A prospective, randomised, non-blinded, clinical study to assess the effect of peritoneal lavage using warmed fluid on body temperature in anesthetised cats and dogs of less than 10 kg body mass undergoing coeliotomy. A standardised anaesthetic protocol was used. Oesophageal and rectal temperatures were measured at various time points. At the end of surgery, group 1 patients (n=10) were lavaged with 200 ml/kg sterile isotonic saline at 34±1°C and group 2 (n=10) at 40±1°C. Groups were similar with respect to age, mass, body condition and surgical incision length...
March 10, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282467/effect-of-drinking-water-source-on-associations-between-gastrointestinal-illness-and-heavy-rainfall-in-new-jersey
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Jessie A Gleason, Jerald A Fagliano
Gastrointestinal illness (GI) has been associated with heavy rainfall. Storm events and periods of heavy rainfall and runoff can result in increased microbiological contaminants in raw water. Surface water supplies are open to the environment and runoff can directly influence the presence of contaminants. A time-stratified bi-directional case-crossover study design was used to estimate associations of heavy rainfall and hospitalizations for GI. Cases of GI were identified as in-patient hospitalization with a primary diagnosis of infectious disease associated diarrhea [ICD-9 codes: specified gastrointestinal infections 001-009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279366/-impact-of-robotic-assistance-on-the-use-and-the-outcomes-of-nephron-sparing-surgery-a-single-center-experience
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T Fardoun, B Peyronnet, E Oger, G Verhoest, R Mathieu, Z Khene, B Pradere, Q Alimi, A Manunta, N Rioux-Leclercq, J-J Patard, S-F Kammerer-Jacquet, K Bensalah
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the acquisition of a Da Vinci(®) robot on the use and outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: It was a single center retrospective study including 280 patients who underwent PN from January 2006 to May 2013. The number of PN, tumors and patients' characteristics and perioperative outcomes have been assessed over 3 periods defined according to the main surgical approach: 2006-2008 (open PN), 2008-2010 (laparoscopic PN) and 2010-2013 (robotic PN)...
December 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273217/epidemiology-of-urolithiasis-consultations-in-the-para%C3%A3-ba-valley
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Guilherme Ricardo Nunes Silva, Luiz Carlos Maciel
OBJECTIVE: to know the epidemiological profile of patients with urolithiasis in the Paraíba Valley region, identifying its prevalence and spatial distribution. METHOD: we conducted a cross-sectional study, by residence location in the Paraíba Valley, on morbidity data due to urolithiasis obtained from the DATASUS, covering the period between 2010 and 2012. We aimed at identifying the general, male and female prevalence of urolithiasis, the distribution by age, type of visit, year season and spatial distribution...
December 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273010/post-babesiosis-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia
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Ann E Woolley, Mary W Montgomery, William J Savage, Maureen O Achebe, Kathleen Dunford, Sarah Villeda, James H Maguire, Francisco M Marty
Background Babesiosis, a tickborne zoonotic disease caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus babesia, is characterized by nonimmune hemolytic anemia that resolves with antimicrobial treatment and clearance of parasitemia. The development of warm-antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (also known as warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia [WAHA]) in patients with babesiosis has not previously been well described. Methods After the observation of sporadic cases of WAHA that occurred after treatment of patients for babesiosis, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of all the patients with babesiosis who were cared for at our center from January 2009 through June 2016...
March 9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272199/a-case-report-of-perioperative-managements-for-a-patient-with-gastric-cancer-and-cold-agglutinin-syndrome
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Ning Xu, Shuli Guo, Jianchun Yu, Yufen Ma
RATIONALE: Gastric cancer patient with cold agglutinin syndrome (CAS) is an extremely rare entity. This kind of patients is very sensitive to the environment, and they always need scrupulous perioperative treatment, however the experience of perioperative treatment for these patients has been seldom reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 54-year-old male. He suffered diarrhea for 3 months, and later the gastroscopy found a tumor located in the gastric antrum and the biopsy was performed...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272029/intraoperative-continuous-intestinal-loop-warming-technique-a-prospective-randomised-trial
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Francesco Rulli, Mario Stefani, Myftar Torba, Arvin Dibra, Erina Alushi, Filadelfo Coniglione, Mostafa Shalaby, Pierpaolo Sileri
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate if the Intraoperative Continuous Intestinal Loop Warming (ICLW) is a valid trick to decrease the postoperative paralytic ileus. METHODS: The subjects were patients who underwent emergency open abdominal surgery for either benign or malignant diseases. Patients were divided into two groups; group A patients who was secluded for ICLW, and a control group B who was not secluded for ICLW. The primary outcomes were the time of recovery of bowel movement, 30 days postoperative mortality and morbidity, morbidity was graded by the Clavien-Dindo classification of surgical complications...
March 8, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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