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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646803/effects-of-balneotherapy-on-serum-levels-of-shingosine-1-phosphate-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Esra Aycan Ustyol, Fatih Karaarslan, Seldag Bekpinar, Kagan Ozkuk, Nergis Erdogan
Context • Balneotherapy is one of the most commonly used nonpharmacological interventions for osteoarthritis (OA), but its mechanism of action in relieving pain and stiffness and in improving physical function is not well understood. Studies have found that therapy provokes a series of neuroendocrinal reactions with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid, has been implicated as an important mediator in the maintenance of physiological processes (eg, vascular barrier integrity) and in pathophysiologic processes such as inflammatory conditions...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645522/acute-effects-of-ambient-temperature-and-particulate-air-pollution-on-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-a-panel-study-among-diabetic-patients-in-shanghai-china
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Huichu Li, Hongjian Bai, Changyuan Yang, Renjie Chen, Cuicui Wang, Zhuohui Zhao, Haidong Kan
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have shown the associations of ambient temperature and particulate matter (PM) air pollution with respiratory morbidity and mortality. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been well characterized. The aim of this study is to investigate the associations of temperature and fine and coarse PM with fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), a well-established biomarker of respiratory inflammation. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal panel study involving six repeated FeNO tests among 33 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients from April to June 2013 in Shanghai, China...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640124/comparison-of-the-temperature-and-humidity-in-the-anesthetic-breathing-circuit-among-different-anesthetic-workstations-updated-guidelines-for-reporting-parallel-group-randomized-trials
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Yoon Ji Choi, Sam Hong Min, Jeong Jun Park, Jang Eun Cho, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Suk Min Yoon
BACKGROUND: For patients undergoing general anesthesia, adequate warming and humidification of the inspired gases is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in the heat and moisture content of the inspired gases with low-flow anesthesia using 4 different anesthesia machines. METHODS: The patients were divided into 11 groups according to the anesthesia machine used (Ohmeda, Excel; Avance; Dräger, Cato; and Primus) and the fresh gas flow (FGF) rate (0...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639556/caloric-analysis-of-patients-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Sertaç Yetişer, Dilay İnce
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare nystagmus characteristics after caloric irrigation in patients with lateral canal (LC) and posterior canal (PC) benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and to analyze the role of symptom duration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in 65 patients with BPPV (20 LC and 45 PC) who were subjected to caloric testing. Average slow-phase velocity and nystagmus duration were analyzed. RESULTS: Caloric hypo-excitability was 20...
June 21, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633287/genetic-diseases-and-aneuploidies-can-be-detected-with-a-single-blastocyst-biopsy-a-successful-clinical-approach
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Maria Giulia Minasi, Francesco Fiorentino, Alessandra Ruberti, Anil Biricik, Elisabetta Cursio, Ettore Cotroneo, Maria Teresa Varricchio, Matteo Surdo, Francesca Spinella, Ermanno Greco
STUDY QUESTION: Can simultaneous detection of aneuploidies and genetic diseases or chromosomal aberrations in blastocysts reduce the chance of transferring embryos with low implantation potential, guaranteeing good clinical outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The screening for chromosomal aneuploidies revealed that 50.6% of blastocysts diagnosed free of genetic disease or balanced, were aneuploid, therefore avoiding the transfer of blastocysts potentially resulting in implantation failures, miscarriages, or in some cases, in health affected live births...
June 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630859/the-application-of-internal-suspension-technique-in-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-for-renal-ventral-tumors
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Wenlong Zhong, Yicong Du, Lei Zhang, Xuesong Li, Cuijian Zhang, Dong Fang, Gengyan Xiong, Zhisong He, Liqun Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of an internal suspension technique in retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for the management of renal ventral tumors. METHODS: Between January 2013 and July 2016, a total of 145 patients underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with or without internal suspension technique. For patients who underwent internal suspension technique, the surgeons preserved the external fat of the renal tumor as a suspension traction measure when separating the kidney...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629957/chemical-hand-warmer-packet-ingestion-a-case-of-elemental-iron-exposure
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Jessica L Weiland, Leighanne K Sherrow, Deepak A Jayant, Kenneth D Katz
For individuals who work outdoors in the winter or play winter sports, chemical hand warmers are becoming increasingly more commonplace because of their convenience and effectiveness. A 32-year-old woman with a history of chronic pain and bipolar disorder presented to the emergency department complaining of a "warm sensation" in her mouth and epigastrium after reportedly ingesting the partial contents of a chemical hand warmer packet containing between 5 and 8 g of elemental iron. She had been complaining of abdominal pain for approximately 1 month and was prescribed unknown antibiotics the previous day...
June 16, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626103/-study-on-lifestyle-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-%C3%A2-reflux-disease
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Lingzhi Yuan, Dan Tang, Jin Peng, Nanfang Qu, Chun Yue, Fen Wang
To investigate the correlation between certain unhealthy lifestyles and the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), thus to provide the lifestyle guidelines for GERD patients.
 Methods: Retrospective study were conducted for 402 GERD and 276 non-GERD out-patients in Department of Gastroenterology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University from August, 2014 to August, 2015 based on questionnaire survey, then the correlation of unhealthy lifestyles with GERD were analyzed.
 Results: The top 10 common symptoms for GERD were as follows: reflux, acid regurgitation, postprandial fullness, heartburn, swallow obstruction or pain, epigastric burning sensation, paraesthesia pharynges, poststernal pain, chronic laryngopharyngitis, and chronic cough...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625759/predictive-value-of-serum-hcg-concentrations-in-pregnancies-achieved-after-single-fresh-or-vitrified-warmed-blastocyst-transfer
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Galia Oron, Tal Shavit, Efrat Esh-Broder, Son Weon-Young, Togas Tulandi, Hananel Holzer
Possible differences between serum HCG levels in pregnancies achieved after transfer of a single fresh or a vitrified-warmed blastocyst were evaluated. Out of 1130 single blastocyst transfers resulting in positive HCG results, 789 were single fresh blastocyst transfers and 341 single vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfers. The initial serum HCG levels of 869 clinical intrauterine pregnancies were evaluated, 638 after the transfer of a single fresh blastocysts and 231 after the transfer of a single vitrified-warmed blastocysts...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620807/predictive-factors-of-maternal-hypothermia-during-cesarean-delivery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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François-Pierrick Desgranges, Lionel Bapteste, Céline Riffard, Marius Pop, Bérengère Cogniat, Anne-Charlotte Gagey, Pierre Boucher, Corinne Bonnard, Brigitte Paturel, Christine Mullet, Dominique Chassard, Lionel Bouvet
PURPOSE: Although perioperative hypothermia may increase maternal morbidity, active warming is infrequently performed to maintain normothermia during Cesarean delivery (CD). The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine the factors associated with maternal hypothermia in this setting. METHODS: Women scheduled for elective or emergency CD were consecutively included in this study from November 2014 to October 2015. Maternal temperature was measured using an infrared tympanic thermometer on the patient's arrival in the operating room, at skin incision, and at the end of skin suture...
June 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615004/understanding-heart-failure-explaining-telehealth-a-hermeneutic-systematic-review
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Trisha Greenhalgh, Christine A'Court, Sara Shaw
BACKGROUND: Enthusiasts for telehealth extol its potential for supporting heart failure management. But randomised trials have been slow to recruit and produced conflicting findings; real-world roll-out has been slow. We sought to inform policy by making sense of a complex literature on heart failure and its remote management. METHODS: Through database searching and citation tracking, we identified 7 systematic reviews of systematic reviews, 32 systematic reviews (including 17 meta-analyses and 8 qualitative reviews); six mega-trials and over 60 additional relevant empirical studies and commentaries...
June 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614953/forced-air-warming-for-rewarming-and-comfort-following-laparoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trail
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Hsiao-Chi Nieh, Shu-Fen Su
We investigated the efficacy of a forced-air warming (FAW) system on postoperative rewarming and comfort in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. In this randomized controlled trial, a total of 127 participants were randomly divided into the FAW group ( n = 64) and control group ( n = 63). The esophageal temperature was measured every 30 min during surgery, and the tympanic temperature and comfort levels were measured preoperatively and in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). Data analysis used the generalized estimating equation...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609350/antithrombotic-therapies-in-digit-replantation-with-papaverine-administration-a-prospective-observational-study
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Hongyi Zhu, Xiaozhong Zhu, Xianyou Zheng
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to investigate whether the application of antithrombotic therapies affects the success rate of digit replantation. METHODS: Total 477 digits of 319 patients who received dextran with low molecular weight heparin (dextran-LMWH), dextran with prostaglandin E1 (dextran-PGE1), or no antithrombotic therapy after replantation of complete amputated digits from 1 January 2012 to 1 January 2016 were included in this study...
June 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601490/is-the-simple-shoulder-test-a-valid-outcome-instrument-for-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Jason E Hsu, Stacy M Russ, Jeremy S Somerson, Anna Tang, Winston J Warme, Frederick A Matsen
BACKGROUND: The Simple Shoulder Test (SST) is a brief, inexpensive, and widely used patient-reported outcome tool, but it has not been rigorously evaluated for patients having shoulder arthroplasty. The goal of this study was to rigorously evaluate the validity of the SST for outcome assessment in shoulder arthroplasty using a systematic review of the literature and an analysis of its properties in a series of 408 surgical cases. METHODS: SST scores, 36-Item Short Form Health Survey scores, and satisfaction scores were collected preoperatively and 2 years postoperatively...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599958/the-meteorological-influence-on-seasonal-alterations-in-the-course-of-acute-appendicitis
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Alexander Reinisch, Jan Heil, Guido Woeste, Wolf Bechstein, Juliane Liese
BACKGROUND: Several diseases, including acute appendicitis (AA), have been known to undergo seasonal variations. Changes in the incidence and course of AA are attributed to seasonal weather differences, but this connection remains unproven. METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center analysis, we analyzed daily meteorological data over an 8-year period. A connection of day-by-day meteorological data with 680 consecutive appendectomies was performed. Patients' characteristics, intraoperative findings, and outcome parameters were analyzed...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596226/autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-associated-with-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-use
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Jillian Frieder, Jason Aboudi Mouabbi, Rami Zein, Tariq Hadid
PURPOSE: A case report of drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) triggered by exposure to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is presented along with a brief review of the pathophysiology of DIIHA and diagnostic considerations. SUMMARY: A 58-year-old woman recently initiated on trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for treatment of a urinary tract infection presented to the emergency department with generalized weakness and fatigue. Initial laboratory studies were significant for the following values: hemoglobin concentration, 5...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594825/intraoperative-hypothermia-and-its-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia-national-study-in-china
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Jie Yi, Yongjing Lei, Shiyuan Xu, Yongyu Si, Shiyang Li, Zhongyuan Xia, Yisa Shi, Xiaoping Gu, Jianshe Yu, Guohai Xu, Erwei Gu, Yonghao Yu, Yanqing Chen, Hequn Jia, Yinglin Wang, Xiuli Wang, Xiaoqing Chai, Xiaoju Jin, Junping Chen, Meiying Xu, Junyu Xiong, Guonian Wang, Kaizhi Lu, Wenli Yu, Weifu Lei, Zaisheng Qin, Jingguo Xiang, Longyun Li, Ziyong Xiang, Shuang Pan, Lujing Zhan, Kai Qiu, Min Yao, Yuguang Huang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Inadvertent intraoperative hypothermia (core temperature <36°C) is a frequently preventable complication with several adverse consequences. Our study aimed to determine the overall incidence of inadvertent intraoperative hypothermia and its risk factors associated with clinical outcomes in this national survey in China. METHODS: We conducted a national cross-sectional study with 30 days postoperative follow-up from November 2014 through August 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593413/effect-of-ulinastatin-on-postoperative-renal-function-in-patients-undergoing-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-a-randomized-trial
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Bora Lee, Sook Young Lee, Na Young Kim, Koon Ho Rha, Young Deuk Choi, Sujung Park, So Yeon Kim
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RLPN) is an emerging technique for treating small renal masses. Although RLPN has many advantages, ischemic kidney injury is inevitable during renal artery clamping. The overall incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after partial nephrectomy has been reported to be up to 39%. Moreover, effective pharmacological protection against AKI after partial nephrectomy has not yet been demonstrated. Ulinastatin has been shown to protect the kidney from ischemia/reperfusion injury via its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588421/evaluation-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-product-for-the-removal-of-impacted-human-cerumen
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Douglas Fullington, Jenny Song, Antionette Gilles, Xiaowen Guo, Waley Hua, C Eric Anderson, Joseph Griffin
BACKGROUND: This open-label study evaluated the safety and efficacy of a novel product for the removal of impacted cerumen in adult patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center, single-arm, self-controlled clinical trial conducted in a community general practice setting. The novel product contains glycolic acid in an otologically-acceptable buffer containing sodium bicarbonate and glycerin and other buffering agents. The product was instilled into the ear canal prior to irrigation with warm water...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585131/predictive-value-of-initial-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-levels-for-pregnancies-after-single-fresh-and-frozen-blastocyst-transfer
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Wei-E Zhao, Yu-Jie Li, Jian-Ping Ou, Peng Sun, Wen-Qiu Chen, Xiao-Yan Liang
As one of the earliest markers for predicting pregnancy outcomes, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) values have been inconclusive on reliability of the prediction after frozen and fresh embryo transfer (ET). In this retrospective study, patients with positive hCG (day 12 after transfer) were included to examine the hCG levels and their predictive value for pregnancy outcomes following 214 fresh and 1513 vitrified-warmed single-blastocyst transfer cycles. For patients who got clinical pregnancy, the mean initial hCG value was significantly higher after frozen cycles than fresh cycles, and the similar result was demonstrated for patients with live births (LB)...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
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