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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433336/the-association-of-postoperative-glycemic-control-and-lower-extremity-procedure-outcomes
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Todd R Vogel, Jamie B Smith, Robin L Kruse
OBJECTIVE: The effect of postoperative hyperglycemia in patients undergoing open and endovascular procedures on the lower extremities has not been fully characterized with regard to associated admission diagnoses, hospital complications, mortality, and 30-day readmission. This study evaluated the relationship of postoperative hyperglycemia on outcomes after lower extremity vascular procedures for peripheral artery disease. METHODS: Patients with peripheral artery disease admitted for elective lower extremity procedures between September 2008 and March 2014 were selected from the Cerner Health Facts (Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Mo) database using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification diagnosis and procedure codes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421878/cerebrovascular-injury-in-cryptococcal-meningitis
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Ajay Kumar Mishra, Vanjare Harshad Arvind, Divya Muliyil, Cijoy K Kuriakose, Anu Anna George, Reka Karuppusami, Ronald Albert Benton Carey, Sunithi Mani, Samuel George Hansdak
Background Cryptococcal meningitis continues to be one of the common causes of chronic central nervous system infection worldwide. Individuals with cryptococcal meningitis can occasionally present with small vessel vasculitis causing infarcts primarily in the basal ganglia, internal capsule, and thalamus. Literature regarding patterns of cerebrovascular injury among patients with cryptococcal meningitis is scanty, and outcome following these vascular involvements is unknown. Aim To study the clinical profile, imaging findings, and details of vascular territory involved among patients admitted with cryptococcal meningitis and central nervous system infarct in a tertiary care center from India...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416826/-surgical-technique-and-early-clinical-outcomes-of-direct-anterior-approach-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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M Lv, J Q Zhang, X S Wang, Y Huang, W Li, C Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique of direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty and to report the early clinical outcomes. METHODS: A series of 100 consecutive, unselected patients who had 116 primary total hip arthroplasty surgeries (16 bilateral) done through direct anterior approach from March 11 2015 to June 21 2016 was reviewed. There were 50 male patients and 50 female patients. The average patient age was 51 years, and the average body mass index was 24...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410924/society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-foot-infection-wifi-score-correlates-with-the-intensity-of-multimodal-limb-treatment-and-patient-centered-outcomes-in-patients-with-threatened-limbs-managed-in-a-limb-preservation-center
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William P Robinson, Lorraine Loretz, Colleen Hanesian, Julie Flahive, John Bostrom, Nicholas Lunig, Andres Schanzer, Louis Messina
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, foot Infection (WIfI) system aims to stratify threatened limbs according to their anticipated natural history and estimate the likelihood of benefit from revascularization, but whether it accurately stratifies outcomes in limbs undergoing aggressive treatment for limb salvage is unknown. We investigated whether the WIfI stage correlated with the intensity of limb treatment required and patient-centered outcomes. METHODS: We stratified limbs from a prospectively maintained database of consecutive patients referred to a limb preservation center according to WIfI stage (October 2013-May 2015)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399780/triclosan-coated-sutures-for-the-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections-a-meta-analysis
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Athanasios A Konstantelias, Chrysi Stefania I Andriakopoulou, Sofia Mourgela
BACKGROUND: The scope of this article is to perform a meta-analysis of the studies that compare the use of triclosan-coated sutures (TCS) to uncoated sutures in prevention of surgical-site infections (SSIs). METHODS: A systematic search of randomized and non-randomized studies was carried out on Pubmed and Scopus databases until July 2016. RESULTS: The meta-analysis of 30 studies (19 randomized, 11 non-randomized; 15,385 procedures) gave evidence that TCS were associated with a lower risk of SSIs (risk ratio [RR] = 0...
June 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397040/bloodstream-infections-caused-by-enterococcus-spp-a-10-year-retrospective-analysis-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china
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Jin-Xin Zheng, Hui Li, Zhang-Ya Pu, Hong-Yan Wang, Xiang-Bin Deng, Xiao-Jun Liu, Qi-Wen Deng, Zhi-Jian Yu
In order to discover the risk factors for 30-day mortality in bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by Enterococcus spp. strains, we explored the clinical and therapeutic profile of patients with Enterococcus spp. BSI and the characteristics of this condition. A total of 64 patients with BSI caused by Enterococcus spp. who were treated in our hospital between 2006 and 2015 were included in the study. The clinical features of patients, microbiology, and 30-day mortality were collected from the electronic medical records database and analyzed...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333181/candida-auris-candidaemia-in-indian-icus-analysis-of-risk-factors
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Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Raees A Paul, Prashant Sood, Harsimran Kaur, Malini R Capoor, Anupma J Kindo, Rungmei S K Marak, Anita Arora, Raman Sardana, Shukla Das, Deepinder Chhina, Atul Patel, Immaculata Xess, Bansidhar Tarai, Pankaj Singh, Anup Ghosh
Objectives: To identify the risk factors associated with Candida auris candidaemia, as this fungus now poses a global threat. Methods: We performed a subgroup analysis of a previously reported study of 27 Indian ICUs. The clinical data of candidaemia cases due to C. auris and other Candida species were compared to determine significant risk factors associated with C. auris infection. Results: Of the 1400 candidaemia cases reported earlier, 74 (5...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329325/comparison-of-radial-and-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease%C3%A2
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Dmitry Pevni, Yanai Ben-Gal, Rephael Mohr, Nadav Teich, Zvi Raviv, Amir Kramer, Yosef Paz, Benjamin Medalion, Nahum Nesher
OBJECTIVES: The composite T-graft with radial artery (RA) attached end-to-side to the left internal thoracic artery (ITA) provides arterial myocardial revascularization without the increased risk of deep sternal wound infection associated with harvesting 2 ITAs. However, many surgeons are reluctant to use RA in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) due to concerns regarding the quality of the conduit in this subset of patients. The purpose of this study is to compare early- and long-term outcomes of arterial grafting with bilateral ITAs (BITA) to that of single ITA and RA in patients with PVD...
March 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219308/perceived-risk-factors-for-nonunion-following-foot-and-ankle-arthrodesis
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Gowreeson Thevendran, Kalpesh Shah, Stephen J Pinney, Alastair Se Younger
BACKGROUND: A major complication of foot and ankle arthrodesis is nonunion, which occurs in approximately 12% of cases. Various factors influence a patient's risk for nonunion following foot and ankle arthrodesis. We surveyed international foot and ankle surgeons to determine (1) risk factors perceived most important for nonunion, (2) factors considered absolute contraindications for arthrodesis, and (3) differences among expert groups regarding perceived risk factors and their stratification...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109568/one-or-two-internal-thoracic-grafts-long-term-follow-up-of-957-off-pump-coronary-bypass-surgeries
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Dmitry Pevni, Yanai Ben-Gal, Rephael Mohr, Amir Ganiel, Yosef Paz, Amir Kramer, Nahum Nesher
BACKGROUND: The potential survival benefit of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OPCABG) is controversial owing to the technical complexity of these operations. Our objective was to compare the outcome of patients undergoing OPCABG with BITA to the outcome of patients undergoing OPCABG with a single internal thoracic artery (SITA) and saphenous vein grafts or radial artery. METHODS: Five hundred and thirty-five consecutive patients who underwent OPCABG BITA at our institute between 2000 and 2008 were compared with 422 patients who underwent OPCABG with SITA...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079604/prior-use-of-calcium-channel-blockers-is-associated-with-decreased-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Maryse A Wiewel, Lonneke A van Vught, Brendon P Scicluna, Arie J Hoogendijk, Jos F Frencken, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Janneke Horn, Olaf L Cremer, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll
OBJECTIVES: Experimental studies suggest that calcium channel blockers can improve sepsis outcome. The aim of this study was to determine the association between prior use of calcium channel blockers and the outcome of patients admitted to the ICU with sepsis. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: The ICUs of two tertiary care hospitals in the Netherlands. PATIENTS: In total, 1,060 consecutive patients admitted with sepsis were analyzed, 18...
March 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073665/predictive-ability-of-the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-system-after-first-time-lower-extremity-revascularizations
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Jeremy D Darling, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Raul J Guzman, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Hence J Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Wound, Ischemia and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system was proposed to predict 1-year amputation risk and potential benefit from revascularization. Our goal was to evaluate the predictive ability of this scale in a real-world selection of patients undergoing a first-time lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 1336 limbs underwent a first-time lower extremity revascularization for CLTI, of which 992 had sufficient data to classify all three WIfI components (wound, ischemia, and foot infection)...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032340/the-burden-of-common-skin-diseases-assessed-with-the-eq5d-a-european-multi-centre-study-in-13-countries
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F Balieva, J Kupfer, L Lien, U Gieler, A Y Finlay, L Tomas-Aragonés, F Poot, L Misery, F Sampogna, H van Middendorp, J A Halvorsen, J C Szepietowski, A Lvov, S E Marrón, M S Salek, F J Dalgard
BACKGROUND: Generic instruments measuring health related quality of life (HRQoL), like EQ5D, enable comparison of skin diseases with healthy populations and non-dermatological medical conditions, as well as calculation of utility data. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to measure HRQoL in patients with common skin diseases and healthy controls across Europe using the EQ5D. METHODS: This multi-center observational cross-sectional study was conducted in 13 European countries...
December 29, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955664/the-burden-of-hypertension-diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-adult-malawians-in-hiv-care-consequences-for-integrated-services
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Oscar H Divala, Alemayehu Amberbir, Zahra Ismail, Teferi Beyene, Daniela Garone, Colin Pfaff, Victor Singano, Harriet Akello, Martias Joshua, Moffat J Nyirenda, Alfred Matengeni, Josh Berman, Jane Mallewa, Gift S Chinomba, Noel Kayange, Theresa J Allain, Adrienne K Chan, Sumeet K Sodhi, Joep J van Oosterhout
BACKGROUND: Hypertension and diabetes prevalence is high in Africans. Data from HIV infected populations are limited, especially from Malawi. Integrating care for chronic non-communicable co-morbidities in well-established HIV services may provide benefit for patients by preventing multiple hospital visits but will increase the burden of care for busy HIV clinics. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of adults (≥18 years) at an urban and a rural HIV clinic in Zomba district, Malawi, during 2014...
December 12, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942541/early-antiretroviral-therapy-at-high-cd4-counts-does-not-improve-arterial-elasticity-a-substudy-of-the-strategic-timing-of-antiretroviral-treatment-start-trial
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Jason V Baker, Katherine Huppler Hullsiek, Nicole Wyman Engen, Ray Nelson, Ploenchan Chetchotisakd, Jan Gerstoft, Heiko Jessen, Marcelo Losso, Norman Markowitz, Paula Munderi, Antonios Papadopoulos, Jonathan Shuter, Claire Rappoport, Mary T Pearson, Elizabeth Finley, Abdel Babiker, Sean Emery, Daniel Duprez
BACKGROUND: Both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) may increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Vascular function assessments can be used to study CVD pathogenesis. We compared the effect of immediate versus deferred ART initiation at CD4 counts >500 cells/mm(3) on small arterial elasticity (SAE) and large artery elasticity (LAE). METHODS: Radial artery blood pressure waveforms were recorded noninvasively. Small arterial elasticity and LAE were derived from analysis of the diastolic pulse waveform...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929930/validation-of-a-predictive-scoring-system-for-deep-sternal-wound-infection-after-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-a-cohort-of-french-patients
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Andrea Perrotti, Giuseppe Gatti, Enrica Dorigo, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo, Sidney Chocron
BACKGROUND: The Gatti score is a weighted scoring system based on risk factors for deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) that was created in an Italian center to predict DSWI risk after bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting. No external evaluation based on validation samples derived from other surgical centers has been performed. The aim of this study is to perform this validation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During 2015, BITA grafts were used as skeletonized conduits in all 255 consecutive patients with multi-vessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the Department of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France...
February 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928450/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-myeloperoxidase-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-predictors-of-high-vascular-risk-in-respiratory-bacterial-infections
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A Seri, D S Marta, A Madalan, M Popescu, A I Tiglea, E Moldoveanu
Objective. Respiratory bacterial infections are associated with important coagulation disturbances that amplify the pulmonary lesions and determine a more severe course of the disease. The aim of our study was to investigate the correlation between the evolution of the general clinical parameters and the occurrence of thrombotic events on one side, and plasma levels of selected proteins involved in inflammation and coagulation on the other side, with the intent to establish and to validate a laboratory test panel for the assessment of the vascular risk in patients with bacterial respiratory infections...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893797/risk-factors-for-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-in-severe-stroke-patients
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Wei Qin, Xiaoyu Zhang, Shuna Yang, Yue Li, Junliang Yuan, Lei Yang, Shujuan Li, Wenli Hu
BACKGROUND: Severe stroke patients have poor clinical outcome which may be associated with development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate independent risk factors for development of MODS in severe stroke patients. METHODS: Ninety seven severe stroke patients were prospective recruited from Jan 2011 to Jun 2015. The development of MODS was identified by Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score (score ≥ 3, at least two organs), which was assessed on day 1, 4, 7, 10 and 14 after admission...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831597/pharmacological-management-of-dyslipidemia-in-high-and-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients
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V Pascual Fuster
Dyslipaemia is one of the main risk factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Currently, there are different alternatives available (amongst which statins occupy a pre-eminent place), to optimise the treatment of patients at high or very high cardiovascular risk. Despite this, the percentage of patients that achieve good lipid control is low. The causes of the mismatch with proposed objectives include lack of patient adherence and therapeutic inertia. This review uses available evidence and the latest clinical guides as a basis to assess the pharmacological treatment of dyslipaemia in patients with a background of arteriosclerotic vascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular risk at ≥5% calculated by SCORE and familial hypercholesterolaemia...
December 2016: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829447/autologous-bone-graft-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-bone-defects-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Matheus Lemos Azi, Alessandro Aprato, Irene Santi, Mauricio Kfuri, Alessandro Masse, Alexander Joeris
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis aimed to determine the bone union rate of bone defects treated with the different autologous bone graft techniques. METHODS: The PubMed and the Cochrane Library databases were searched using the terms: 'fracture' AND ('bone loss' OR 'defect' OR 'defects') AND 'bone graft', restricted to English language, to human species, and to a publication period from January 1999 to November 2014. Data were extracted by one of the reviewers and then checked by the second...
November 9, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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