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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079960/successful-medical-management-of-a-domestic-longhair-cat-with-subdural-intracranial-empyema-and-multifocal-pneumonia
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Thomas J A Cardy, Richard Lam, Laureen M Peters, Philippa J McLaren, Màrian Matas Riera, Steven De Decker
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of successful medical management of subdural intracranial empyema and multifocal pneumonia in a domestic longhaired cat. CASE SUMMARY: A 7-year-and-8-month-old male neutered domestic longhair cat presented with tachypnea, respiratory compromise, vestibular ataxia, obtundation, left-sided head tilt, and multiple cranial nerve deficits. Neuroanatomical localization was multifocal with central vestibular involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head indicated diffuse subdural empyema, mainly affecting the middle cranial fossa and the right cerebrum...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076943/repetition-rate-after-non-fatal-self-poisoning-in-sri-lanka-a-one-year-prospective-longitudinal-study
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T N Rajapakse, K M Griffiths, S Cotton, H Christensen
Introduction: Attempted or non-fatal self-poisoning is an important public health problem in Sri Lanka. Current evidence from Sri Lanka suggests that this phenomenon is more common among young people, and females, and is associated with a recent interpersonal conflict. International studies indicate that recent non-fatal selfharm is associated with an increased risk of repetition and completed suicide. Prospective follow-up data regarding rates of repetition of self-harm in Sri Lanka is limited...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074618/review-article-dose-optimisation-of-infliximab-for-acute-severe-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
P Hindryckx, G Novak, N Vande Casteele, D Laukens, C Parker, L M Shackelton, N Narula, R Khanna, P Dulai, B G Levesque, W J Sandborn, G D'Haens, B G Feagan, V Jairath
BACKGROUND: Although optimal medical management of acute severe ulcerative colitis (UC) is ill-defined, infliximab has become a standard of care. Accumulating evidence suggests an increased rate of infliximab clearance in patients with acute severe UC and a reduced colectomy rate with an intensified infliximab induction regimen. AIM: To assess the strength of the current evidence for the relationship between infliximab pharmacokinetics, dosing strategies and disease behaviour in patients with acute severe UC...
January 11, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057952/direct-thrombin-inhibitor-resistance-and-possible-mechanisms
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Maria Cardinale, Michael Ha, Michael H Liu, David P Reardon
Objective: To report 3 cases in which doses of bivalirudin higher than commonly used in clinical practice were required in order to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation as monitored by the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Case Summary: The medical records of 3 patients who required large doses of bivalirudin to remain therapeutic were thoroughly reviewed. In all 3 patients, bivalirudin was initiated at a rate appropriate for the patients' renal function and titrated using a nurse-driven protocol with recommended dose adjustments based on aPTT...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051275/ratio-of-proliferation-markers-and-hsp90-gene-expression-as-a-predictor-of-pathological-complete-response-in-breast-cancer-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Michal Jarzab, Monika Kowal, Wieslaw Bal, Malgorzata Oczko-Wojciechowska, Justyna Rembak-Szynkiewicz, Malgorzata Kowalska, Ewa Stobiecka, Ewa Chmielik, Tomasz Tyszkiewicz, Malgorzata Kaszuba, Elzbieta Nowicka, Barbara Lange, Agnieszka Czarniecka, Jolanta Krajewska, Alicja Dyla, Miroslaw Dobrut, Dariusz Lange, Barbara Jarzab, Barbara Bobek-Billewicz, Rafal Tarnawski
INTRODUCTION: Prediction of response to preoperative breast cancer chemotherapy may offer a substantial optimization of medical management of this disease. The most efficient prediction would be done a priori, before the start of chemotherapy and based on the biological features of patient and tumor. Numerous markers have been proposed but none of them has been applied as a routine. The role of MKI67 and HSP90 expression has been recently suggested to predict treatment sensitivity in HER2-positive breast cancer...
January 4, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035197/evolving-new-strategies-for-the-medical-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Timothy M Block, Tianlun Zhou, Nikhil Anbarasan, Robert Gish
Is a cure for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection possible? Hepatitis C virus infection is now routinely cured medically. There is a growing expectation that new drugs for the management of chronic HBV infection should provide substantial benefit over and above that of current chronic HBV medications, if not be curative. Although the definition of medically induced cure for chronic HBV infection varies, most include sustained off-drug absence of viremia and negativity for other virologic markers. There are currently more than 29 drugs in the pipeline being tested for the management of chronic HBV infection...
November 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031776/glucagon-like-peptide-1-in-the-pathophysiology-and-pharmacotherapy-of-clinical-obesity
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REVIEW
Ananthi Anandhakrishnan, Márta Korbonits
Though the pathophysiology of clinical obesity is undoubtedly multifaceted, several lines of clinical evidence implicate an important functional role for glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) signalling. Clinical studies assessing GLP-1 responses in normal weight and obese subjects suggest that weight gain may induce functional deficits in GLP-1 signalling that facilitates maintenance of the obesity phenotype. In addition, genetic studies implicate a possible role for altered GLP-1 signalling as a risk factor towards the development of obesity...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027343/recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-parkinson-disease-during-ramadan
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Philippe Damier, Jasem Al-Hashel
Importance: Every year, Ramadan fasting is practiced by many Muslim individuals. In cases of chronic disease, religious texts allow fasting to be broken. However, many believers still want to fast even at the risk of damaging their health. To our knowledge, there are no published recommendations on the medical management of Parkinson disease (PD) during Ramadan. Effective treatments exist in PD and usually require several daily drug intakes. Apart from worsening symptoms, interrupting PD treatment might lead to a severe withdrawal syndrome...
December 27, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005175/research-on-kidney-and-mineral-metabolism-in-japan-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Masahide Mizobuchi, Hiroaki Ogata, Fumihiko Koiwa, Eriko Kinugasa, Tadao Akizawa
Since the identification of the kidney was the main site for the synthesis of calcitriol (1α, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol), research on chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated mineral metabolism disorders and their management has made rapid progress. Various active analogues of calcitriol have clinically become available for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), which is a representative mineral metabolism abnormality in CKD patients. A calcimimetic compound cinacalcet hydrochloride has also been developed for the medical management of SHPT through a different mechanism involving the calcium-sensing receptor...
December 22, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002850/medical-management-of-endometriosis-in-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
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Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Catherine Allaire, Paul Yong, Sukinah Alfaraj
Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain in women of reproductive age. Traditional medical therapies are hormonal in nature, including estrogen-progestin contraceptives, progestins, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. Other hormonal options are androgens and aromatase inhibitors, with research also suggesting a possible role for GnRH antagonists and selective progesterone receptor modulators. Other than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, further work is required for nonhormonal therapies such as antiangiogenic and immune-modulating drugs...
December 21, 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991673/cryoballoon-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-practical-and-effective-approach
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REVIEW
George Georgiopoulos, Dimitris Tsiachris, Antonis S Manolis
Medical management of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia in the general population, has had modest efficacy in controlling symptoms and restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm. Since the seminal observation in 1998 that pulmonary veins host the triggers of AF in the majority of cases, electrical isolation of all pulmonary veins constitutes the cornerstone of ablation in patients with symptomatic AF. However, due to the elaborate and tedious technique of the conventional point-by-point method with radiofrequency ablation guided by electroanatomical mapping, newer, more versatile single-shot techniques, such as cryoballoon ablation, have been sought and developed over recent years and are progressively prevailing...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990305/a-66-year-old-woman-with-a-progressive-longitudinally-extensive-tract-specific-myelopathy
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Elizabeth O'Keefe, Katherine E Schwetye, John Nazarian, Richard Perrin, Robert E Schmidt, Robert Bucelli
A 66-year-old woman presented with progressive lancinating pain and sensory deficits attributable to a myelopathy of unclear etiology. Spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging showed a longitudinally extensive T2-hyperintense lesion of the dorsal columns. Comprehensive serum, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid analyses failed to identify an etiology. Empiric intravenous methylprednisolone and intravenous immunoglobulin were of no benefit and serial screens for an occult malignancy were negative. She developed dysesthesias and allodynia affecting her entire body and lost the use of her arms and legs due to severe sensory ataxia that was steadily progressive from onset...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984850/development-of-endometrioid-adenocarcinoma-despite-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-a-case-report-with-discussion-and-review-of-the-rcog-bsge-guideline-on-the-management-of-endometrial-hyperplasia
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A C L van der Meer, L S Hanna
Obesity is a significant risk factor for the development of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. More conservative prevention and management strategies are attractive due to the increased surgical risk and complication rates associated with obesity. The Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS, Mirena) has been shown to reduce the risk of developing endometrial cancer. The recent joint Green Top Guideline on the Management of Endometrial Hyperplasia published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) with the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) recommends the LNG-IUS for the medical management of endometrial hyperplasia without atypia...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984314/medical-management-of-pump-related-thrombosis-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Geetanjali Dang, Narendranath Epperla, Vijayadershan Mupiddi, Natasha Sahr, Amy Pan, Pippa Simpson, Lisa Baumann Kreuziger
Pump thrombosis is a dreaded complication of left ventricular assist device (LVADs). We completed a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy and complications associated with medical management of LVAD thrombosis. Databases were searched using the terms "vad*" or "ventricular assist device" or "heart assist device" and "thrombus" or "thrombosis" or "thromboembolism". Of 2383 manuscripts, 49 articles met the inclusion criteria. The risk of partial or no resolution of LVAD thrombosis did not significantly differ between thrombolytic and non-thrombolytic regimens (OR 0...
December 13, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982555/how-to-manage-blood-pressure-after-brain-injury
#15
Laurent Carteron, Fabio S Taccone, Mauro Oddo
Manipulation of blood pressure (BP) is a mainstay of therapy in patients with acute brain injury (ABI). In the early emergent phase (first hours from injury), depending on intracranial pathology, BP manipulation aims to 1) limit the progression of parenchymal hematomas or hemorrhagic transformation (in patients with ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage [SAH]), and 2) attenuate hypoperfusion and secondary cerebral ischemic insults (in patients with traumatic brain injury [TBI])...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979049/medical-management-of-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis-expert%C3%A2-review-from-the-clinical-practice-updates-committee-of%C3%A2-the-aga-institute
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Mack C Mitchell, Lawrence S Friedman, Craig J McClain
The purpose of this clinical practice update is to review diagnostic criteria for severe acute alcoholic hepatitis and to determine the current best practices for this life-threatening condition. The best practices in this review are based on clinical trials, systematic reviews including meta-analysis and expert opinion to develop an approach to diagnosis and management. Best Practice Advice 1: Abstinence from drinking alcohol is the cornerstone of treatment for alcohol hepatitis (AH). Best Practice Advice 2: Patients with jaundice and suspected AH should have cultures of blood, urine, and ascites, if present, to determine the presence of bacterial infections regardless of whether they have fever...
January 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977033/medical-management-of-blepharokeratoconjunctivitis-in-children-a-delphi-consensus
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Moritz Claudius Daniel, Michael O'Gallagher, Melanie Hingorani, Daniel F Larkin, Stephen Tuft, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor
PURPOSE: To describe a pragmatic approach to the medical management of blepharokeratoconjunctivitis in children, based on published evidence and clinical experience. METHODS: The authors used the Delphi consensus method to explore the preferred management patterns of four senior clinicians at one institution to reach agreement on indications and dosage schedules for commonly used treatments. Four iterations were created, with electronic questionnaires distributed via an online survey platform...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975050/clinical-performance-of-an-ultrahigh-resolution-chromosomal-microarray-optimized-for-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Karen S Ho, Hope Twede, Rena Vanzo, Erin Harward, Charles H Hensel, Megan M Martin, Stephanie Page, Andreas Peiffer, Patricia Mowery-Rushton, Moises Serrano, E Robert Wassman
Copy number variants (CNVs) as detected by chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) significantly contribute to the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as developmental delay (DD), intellectual disability (ID), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study summarizes the results of 3.5 years of CMA testing by a CLIA-certified clinical testing laboratory 5487 patients with neurodevelopmental conditions were clinically evaluated for rare copy number variants using a 2.8-million probe custom CMA optimized for the detection of CNVs associated with neurodevelopmental disorders...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974335/advances-in-the-medical-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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REVIEW
Sarah L McClain, Jefferson G Bohan, Dennis L Stevens
Skin and soft tissue infections are some of the most common infectious disease diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient settings. With bacterial resistance to antimicrobials growing, decision making on empiric antibiotics is becoming increasingly difficult. Additionally, the most recent guidance from a professional society on the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections was published in 2014 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and is now two years old. New antimicrobial agents have been developed and approved for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections since then, and more are in the pipeline...
December 14, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973463/rationale-and-evidences-for-treatment-of-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease
#20
Rosario Cuomo, Martina Cargiolli, Paolo Andreozzi, Francesco P Zito, Giovanni Sarnelli
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) is one of the possible clinical manifestations of diverticular disease. It is a common disorder characterized by chronic abdominal symptoms ranging from lower left abdominal pain to alteration of bowel habit, that significantly reduce quality of life of subject affected. The present article aims to review the current data for medical management of SUDD. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We analyzed the existing literature on the factors involved in the pathogenesis of SUDD and we highlighted the possible target for treatment...
December 14, 2016: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
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