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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545635/outcomes-in-patients-with-chest-pain-discharged-after%C3%A2-evaluation-using-a-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-assay
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Atosa Nejatian, Åsa Omstedt, Jonas Höijer, L O Hansson, Therese Djärv, Kai M Eggers, Per Svensson
BACKGROUND: Most patients with chest pain are discharged from the emergency department (ED) with the diagnosis "unspecified chest pain." It is unknown if evaluation with a high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) assay affects prognosis in this large population. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate whether the introduction of an hsTnT assay is associated with reduced incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) and cardiovascular (CV) risk profile in patients with chest pain discharged from the ED...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540094/diagnosis-of-splenic-lymphoma-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Umar Darr, Zubair Khan, Muhammad Ali Khan, Anas Renno, Turki Alkully, Sehrish Kamal, Tariq Hammad, Yaseen Alastal, Muhammad Imran Khan, Ali Nawras
Introduction. Splenic tumor is usually found as an incidental finding on CT of abdomen. Traditionally, ultrasound (US) or computed tomography (CT) guided biopsies were employed for the purpose of sampling; however they have been reported to have a complication rate of 5.3%. Endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has been recently utilized for the purpose of sampling splenic tumors. In literature there are 7 reported instances where splenic lymphoma was diagnosed using EUS-FNA. We present a case of follicular B cell lymphoma of the spleen diagnosed using EUS-FNA...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539936/pregabalin-effect-on-acute-and-chronic-pain-after-cardiac-surgery
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Aik Bouzia, Vassilios Tassoudis, Menelaos Karanikolas, George Vretzakis, Argyro Petsiti, Nikolaos Tsilimingas, Elena Arnaoutoglou
Introduction. Pain after cardiac surgery affects long-term patient wellness. This study investigated the effect of preoperative pregabalin on acute and chronic pain after elective cardiac surgery with median sternotomy. Methods. Prospective double blind study. 93 cardiac surgery patients were randomly assigned into three groups: Group 1 received placebo, Group 2 received oral pregabalin 75 mg, and Group 3 received oral pregabalin 150 mg. Data were collected 8 hours, 24 hours, and 3 months postoperatively...
2017: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538741/hidradenitis-suppurativa-introduction
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Haley B Naik
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a prevalent and devastating inflammatory skin disease predominating in women and minorities. HS is characterized by painful recurrent abscesses, foul-smelling purulent drainage, sinus tract and fistula formation, and disfiguring scarring involving intertriginous body sites including the axillae, breasts, groin, and buttocks. Disease onset typically occurs in the second to fourth decades of life and is associated with significant impacts on physical and psychological well-being due to pain, shame, and isolation, leading to profound suffering and despair...
June 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537564/analysis-of-selected-factors-determining-quality-of-life-in-patients-after-lower-limb-amputation-a-review-article
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Anna Grzebień, Mariusz Chabowski, Maciej Malinowski, Izabella Uchmanowicz, Magdalena Milan, Dariusz Janczak
The amputation of the lower limb is a crippling procedure, which impairs both physical and mental aspect of the patient's life and therefore, it is important to provide these patients with comprehensive health care. Patients and their families must change their lives and reorganize them, which is undoubtedly associated with a decrease in the quality of life. The aim of this study was to analyze various determinants of quality of life in patients after lower limb amputation and their impact on the physical, mental and social aspect of life...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536670/evidence-based-treatment-options-in-recurrent-and-or-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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REVIEW
Athanassios Argiris, Kevin J Harrington, Makoto Tahara, Jeltje Schulten, Pauline Chomette, Ana Ferreira Castro, Lisa Licitra
The major development of the past decade in the first-line treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (R/M SCCHN) was the introduction of cetuximab in combination with platinum plus 5-fluorouracil chemotherapy (CT), followed by maintenance cetuximab (the "EXTREME" regimen). This regimen is supported by a phase 3 randomized trial and subsequent observational studies, and it confers well-documented survival benefits, with median survival ranging between approximately 10 and 14 months, overall response rates between 36 and 44%, and disease control rates of over 80%...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535555/paresthesia-independence-an-assessment-of-technical-factors-related-to-10-khz-paresthesia-free-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Lara Tollapi, Matthew W Doust, Abram H Burgher, Cong Yu, Thomas Yang, Donna M Morgan, Kasra Amirdelfan, Leonardo Kapural, B Todd Sitzman, Richard Bundschu, Ricardo Vallejo, Ramsin M Benyamin, Thomas L Yearwood, Bradford E Gliner, Ashley A Powell, Kerry Bradley
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been successfully used to treat chronic intractable pain for over 40 years. Successful clinical application of SCS is presumed to be generally dependent on maximizing paresthesia-pain overlap; critical to achieving this is positioning of the stimulation field at the physiologic midline. Recently, the necessity of paresthesia for achieving effective relief in SCS has been challenged by the introduction of 10 kHz paresthesia-free stimulation...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530481/hormone-replacement-therapy-in-pre-menopausal-women-undergoing-bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy-for-benign-disease-a-review-of-practice
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Alison Richardson, Emily West, Mike Cust
Introduction The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause states that women who are likely to go through the menopause as a result of surgical treatment should be offered information about the menopause and the importance of starting hormonal replacement therapy before they have their treatment. Objectives To determine compliance with NICE guidelines at the Royal Derby Hospital. Study design We undertook a retrospective review of all pre-menopausal women undergoing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for benign pathology between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529867/efficacy-of-antibiotic-suppressive-therapy-in-patients-with-a-prosthetic-joint-infection
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Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Jasperina M Nijman, Greetje A Kampinga, Sander van Assen, Paul C Jutte
Introduction: For chronic prosthetic joint infections (PJI), complete removal of the infected prosthesis is necessary in order to cure the infection. Unfortunately, a subgroup of patients is not able to undergo a revision surgery due to high surgical risk. Alternatively, these patients can be treated with antibiotic suppressive therapy (AST) to suppress the infection. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of AST. Methods: We retrospectively collected data (period 2009-2015) from patients with a PJI (of hip, knee or shoulder) who were treated with AST at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508765/a-comparison-of-outcomes-of-treatment-with-resection-prosthesis-of-the-hip-in-revision-and-oncological-surgery
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Paweł Kamiński, Jakub Szmyd, Jarosław Ambroży, Jerzy Mirosław Jaworski, Bogusław Frańczuk
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of resection prostheses paved the way for the development of limb-sparing surgery in patients with primary or metastatic bone tumours. After some time, the developing possibilities of treatment of extensive bone defects allowed for the use of resection prostheses as an emergency procedure in patients undergoing revision surgery due to hip implant loosening. The aim of this paper is to compare treatment outcomes in patients receiving the Modular Universal Tumour and Revision System (MUTARS) resection prosthesis during arthroplasty performed for different indications: treatment of a tumour metastasis and revision surgery in cases of implant loosening...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505697/-the-development-of-palliative-care-hospital-support-teams-hpcts-in-bavaria-from-2011-2015-tasks-acceptance-structure-and-funding
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Johanna Anneser, Tamara Thurn, Gian Domenico Borasio
Introduction Palliative care hospital support teams (HPCTs) provide inpatients from all departments palliative medical support. Seriously ill as well as dying patients, who are being treated in facilities that do not have their own palliative care unit, can benefit from these multi-professional teams just as much as patients who do not (yet) need to be admitted to a palliative care unit. At the end of 2015, 53 HPCTs, which were in accordance with the requirements established in the "Program for HPCTs" by the Bavarian Ministry of Health in 2009, had been approved in Bavaria...
May 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498002/an-observation-study-of-the-clinical-evaluation-of-symptom-relief-and-side-effects-associated-with-taking-ulipristal-acetate-esmya-including-its-effect-on-pre-menstrual-syndrome
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Bee F Chen, Martin C Powell, Courtney O'Beirne
This was an observational study investigating the efficacy and side effects associated with ulipristal acetate (UPA), a progesterone receptor modulator, and the possible benefits to women who have co-existing pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). 80 women returned a questionnaire on the bleeding, menstrual pain and side effects, and changes on PMS were recorded. 67 women (84%) showed improvement in their menses. 54 women (67%) became amenorrhoeic. Of those, 67% were within 10 days of commencing UPA. Menses returned in 33 amenorrhoeic women within 4 weeks of stopping UPA...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496411/calf-compression-sleeves-change-biomechanics-but-not-performance-and-physiological-responses-in-trail-running
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Hugo A Kerhervé, Pierre Samozino, Fabrice Descombe, Matthieu Pinay, Guillaume Y Millet, Marion Pasqualini, Thomas Rupp
Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine whether calf compression sleeves (CS) affects physiological and biomechanical parameters, exercise performance, and perceived sensations of muscle fatigue, pain and soreness during prolonged (~2 h 30 min) outdoor trail running. Methods: Fourteen healthy trained males took part in a randomized, cross-over study consisting in two identical 24-km trail running sessions (each including one bout of running at constant rate on moderately flat terrain, and one period of all-out running on hilly terrain) wearing either degressive CS (23 ± 2 mmHg) or control sleeves (CON, <4 mmHg)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494686/clinical-pharmacology-efficacy-and-safety-of-selexipag-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Shirin Bruderer, Noémie Hurst, Tatiana Remenova, Jasper Dingemanse
Selexipag is the first oral, non-prostanoid, selective prostacyclin receptor (IP receptor) agonist, approved for the long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adult patients. Areas covered: This article reviews the clinical pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of selexipag in the treatment of PAH. Expert opinion: Selexipag is the first oral drug that selectively targets the prostacyclin pathway, and has evidence of long-term efficacy and safety. In the global phase 3 study GRIPHON (NCT01106014) in PAH patients, selexipag significantly reduced the risk of the primary composite outcome of morbidity/mortality (M/M)...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494476/effect-of-the-shorter-stays-in-emergency-departments-time-target-policy-on-key-indicators-of-quality-of-care
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Peter Jones, James Le Fevre, Alana Harper, Susan Wells, Joanna Stewart, Elana Curtis, Papaarangi Reid, Shanthi Ameratunga
AIM: To determine whether implementation of a national health target called Shorter Stays in Emergency Departments impacted on clinical markers of quality of care. METHOD: A retrospective pre- and post-intervention study from 2006 to 2012 examined quality of care metrics for five different indicators at different sites in relation to the implementation of the target using a general linear model for times to treatment. Explanatory variables included period (pre- or post-target), ethnicity, age, deprivation and severity of condition...
May 12, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489172/laparoscopic-repair-of-lumbar-hernia-grynfelt-technical-description
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Christiano Marlo Paggi Claus, Lucas Thá Nassif, Yan Sacha Aguilera, EduardoJose Brommelstroet Ramos, Julio Cesar Uili Coelho
Background: Lumbar hernias are rare. Usually manifest with reducible volume increase in the post-lateral region of the abdomen and may occur in two specific anatomic defects: the triangles of Grynfelt (upper) and Petit (lower). Despite controversies with better repair, laparoscopic approach, following the same principle of the treatment of inguinal hernias, seems to present significant advantages compared to conventional/open surgeries. However, some technical and anatomical details of the region, non usual to general surgeons, are fundamental for proper repair...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486896/the-effect-of-rapid-response-system-revision-on-standard-and-specific-intensive-care-unit-outcomes-in-a-regional-hospital
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K Joshi, V Campbell, M Landy, C M Anstey, R Gooch
Hospital systems for the recognition (afferent limb) and management (efferent limb) of deteriorating patients, or Rapid Response Systems (RRSs), are being mandated worldwide, in spite of conflicting evidence regarding their efficacy. We have evaluated the impact of an Adult Deterioration Detection System (Q-ADDS)-based RRS specifically on illness severity at intensive care unit (ICU) admission and ICU length of stay (LOS), as well as previously studied endpoints. We undertook a retrospective, single-centre observational study comparing equivalent 18-month periods before the Q-ADDS-based RRS, and after implementation...
May 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478788/on-scene-and-final-assessments-and-their-interrelationship-among-patients-who-use-the-ems-on-multiple-occasions
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Julia Tärnqvist, Erik Dahlén, Gabriella Norberg, Carl Magnusson, Johan Herlitz, Anneli Strömsöe, Christer Axelsson, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara
Introduction The use of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is increasing. A number of patients call repeatedly for EMS. Early studies of frequent callers show that they form a heterogenous group. Problem There is a lack of research on frequent EMS callers. There is furthermore a lack of knowledge about characteristics and the prehospital assessment of the patients who call for EMS on several occasions. Finally, there is a general lack of knowledge with regard to the association between the prehospital assessment by health care providers and the final diagnosis...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469670/the-effect-of-tracheal-intubation-induced-autonomic-response-on-photoplethysmography
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Pekka Talke
Introduction. Intraoperative stress responses and postoperative pain can be monitored using photoplethysmography (PPG). PPG signal has two components, AC and DC. Effects of noxious stimuli-induced stress responses have not been studied on the DC component of PPG. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a known noxious stimulus (endotracheal intubation) on both the AC and DC components of PPG. Methods. 15 surgical patients having general anesthesia were enrolled into this clinical study. PPG was recorded electronically from a pulse oximeter...
2017: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463868/application-of-primary-care-guideline-for-chronic-low-back-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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Rebeca M Tacy, Sherry Donaworth, Kathleen Ballman
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a primary care condition that overflows into the emergency department (ED). No ED-specific practice guideline exists for the management of patients with CLBP in the ED setting. Back pain is a common chief complaint, with cases of CLBP making up to 50% of the patients seen with back pain in an urban, freestanding ED affiliated with a multicampus health system in the Midwest where 25% of patients live below the poverty line and 21.8% do not have primary care. Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort guides the implementation of an evidence-based practice application project...
April 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
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