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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219308/perceived-risk-factors-for-nonunion-following-foot-and-ankle-arthrodesis
#1
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
#4
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)...
January 7, 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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Seri A, Marta Ds, Madalan A, Popescu M, Tiglea Ai, Moldoveanu E
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...
9, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799273/nationwide-study-of-the-treatment-of-mycotic-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-comparing-open-and-endovascular-repair
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Karl Sörelius, Anders Wanhainen, Mia Furebring, Martin Björck, Peter Gillgren, Kevin Mani
BACKGROUND: No reliable comparative data exist between open repair (OR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (MAAAs). This nationwide study assessed outcomes after OR and EVAR for MAAA in a population-based cohort. METHODS: All patients treated for MAAAs in Sweden between 1994 and 2014 were identified in the Swedish vascular registry. The primary aim was to assess survival after MAAA with OR and EVAR. Secondary aims were analyses of the rate of recurrent infections and reoperations, and time trends in surgical treatment...
December 6, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723246/comparison-of-five-systems-of-classification-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-and-predictive-factors-for-amputation
#14
Byung-Joon Jeon, Hwan Jun Choi, Jin Seok Kang, Min Sung Tak, Eun Soo Park
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder. Among various complications, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disorders are closely associated with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are ongoing problems among individuals with diabetes. There are several classification systems for DFUs; however, no prognostic system has to date been accepted as the gold standard or the optimum prediction tool for amputations. A retrospective study was designed. Demographic data and baseline laboratory data were gathered and scored or evaluated using five representative DFU classification systems...
October 10, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688661/development-of-a-prognostic-scoring-system-for-resectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Carlo Sposito, Stefano Di Sandro, Federica Brunero, Vincenzo Buscemi, Carlo Battiston, Andrea Lauterio, Marco Bongini, Luciano De Carlis, Vincenzo Mazzaferro
AIM: To develop a prognostic scoring system for overall survival (OS) of patients undergoing liver resection (LR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent curative LR for HCC between 2000 and 2013 were identified. The series was randomly divided into a training and a validation set. A multivariable Cox model for OS was fitted to the training set. The beta coefficients derived from the Cox model were used to define a prognostic scoring system for OS...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659436/carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-prevalence-and-risk-factors-in-a-single-community-based-hospital-in-korea
#16
Hyo Jin Lee, Jae Ki Choi, Sung Yeon Cho, Si Hyun Kim, Sun Hee Park, Su Mi Choi, Dong Gun Lee, Jung Hyun Choi, Jin Hong Yoo
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are Gram-negative bacteria with increasing prevalence of infection worldwide. In Korea, 25 cases of CPE isolates were reported by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. Most CPE cases were detected mainly at tertiary referral hospitals. We analyzed the prevalence and risk factors for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a mid-sized community-based hospital in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all consecutive episodes of Enterobacteriaceae in a mid-sized community-based hospital from January 2013 to February 2014...
September 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626008/the-impact-of-psychological-factors-on-device-removal-surgery
#17
Mohammadreza Golbakhsh, Mirmostafa Sadaat, Fatemeh Noughani, Ahmadreza Mirbolook, Amirmohammad Gholizadeh, Sadegh Abedi
BACKGROUND: Implant removal is a common procedure in orthopedic surgery which can be associated with many complications such as scar formation, hematoma, nerve injury, infection, and refracture. Indications for orthopedic implant removal have declined in recent years. Most studies have considered orthopedic hardware removal as an unnecessary procedure in the absence of severe complications such as nonunion. Some studies have reported the complications of orthopedic hardware removal to be 24% to 50% dependent on their types and locations as well as on other factors such as patient's condition and the orthopedist's experience...
May 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624516/a-novel-validated-risk-score-to-predict-surgical-site-infection-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#18
Katherine E Poruk, Joseph A Lin, Michol A Cooper, Jin He, Martin A Makary, Kenzo Hirose, John L Cameron, Timothy M Pawlik, Christopher L Wolfgang, Frederic Eckhauser, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND: Although pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) outcomes have improved, complications including surgical site infection (SSI) remain common. We present a stratification tool to predict risk for SSI after PD. METHODS: Data was retrospectively reviewed on all patients undergoing PD at a tertiary hospital (9/2011-8/2014). Potential SSI risk factors identified by univariate analysis were incorporated into a multivariate logistic regression model. The resulting odds ratios were converted into a point system to create an SSI risk score with internal validation...
November 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473868/guidewire-exchange-vs-new-site-placement-for-temporary-dialysis-catheter-insertion-in-icu-patients-is-there-a-greater-risk-of-colonization-or-dysfunction
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Elisabeth Coupez, Jean-François Timsit, Stéphane Ruckly, Carole Schwebel, Didier Gruson, Emmanuel Canet, Kada Klouche, Laurent Argaud, Julien Bohe, Maïté Garrouste-Orgeas, Christophe Mariat, François Vincent, Sophie Cayot, Olivier Cointault, Alain Lepape, Michael Darmon, Alexandre Boyer, Elie Azoulay, Lila Bouadma, Alexandre Lautrette, Bertrand Souweine
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU) patients require dialysis catheters (DCs) for renal replacement therapy (RRT). They carry a high risk of developing end-stage renal disease, and therefore their vascular access must be preserved. Guidewire exchange (GWE) is often used to avoid venipuncture insertion (VPI) at a new site. However, the impact of GWE on infection and dysfunction of DCs in the ICU is unknown. Our aim was to compare the effect of GWE and VPI on DC colonization and dysfunction in ICU patients...
July 30, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27410249/heart-ageing-measured-with-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-and-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-algorithms-in-hiv-infected-patients
#20
Paolo Raggi, Catherine Corwin
Many sources have highlighted the high incidence of premature cardiovascular events in HIV infected patients. This raises the suspicion of an accelerated ageing of the vascular system in this disease characterized by chronic systemic subliminal inflammation and immune dysregulation. Unfortunately all currently available risk assessment algorithms based on traditional risk factors, and even those containing more HIV-specific factors, fail to accurately predict risk in a large proportion of patients. In the general population several models have implemented imaging data to refine risk assessment, and the concept of vascular ageing has been of value in improving the performance of these algorithms...
July 13, 2016: Virulence
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