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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913822/improved-glycemic-control-in-a-patient-group-performing-7-point-profile-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-and-intensive-data-documentation-an-open-label-multicenter-observational-study
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Jochen Sieber, Frank Flacke, Manuela Link, Cornelia Haug, Guido Freckmann
INTRODUCTION: Regular self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is recommended as an integral part of therapy for all patients with diabetes treated with insulin. In the current study, the effects on glycemic control of taking 7-point SMBG profiles and using a diabetes management system (DMA) on a smartphone were investigated. METHODS: In a 12-week, open-label, multicenter, observational study, 51 patients [26 with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and 25 with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)] were instructed to perform SMBG at least seven times a day using DMA combined with the iBGStar (®) SMBG system...
September 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903775/nonclinical-and-clinical-pharmacology-evidence-for-cardiovascular-safety-of-saxagliptin
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Pia S Pollack, Kristina D Chadwick, David M Smith, Martin Billger, Boaz Hirshberg, Nayyar Iqbal, David W Boulton
BACKGROUND: In the Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (SAVOR) trial in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) at high risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, saxagliptin did not increase the risk for major CV adverse events. However, there was an unexpected imbalance in events of hospitalization for heart failure (hHF), one of six components of the secondary CV composite endpoint, with a greater number of events observed with saxagliptin...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893229/neuroimmune-expression-in-hip-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review
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Manuel Ribeiro da Silva, Daniela Linhares, Daniel Marques Vasconcelos, Cecilia Juliana Alves, Nuno Neves, Gilberto Costa, Meriem Lamghari
BACKGROUND: Neuroimmune axis is central in the physiopathology of hip osteoarthritis (OA), but its specific pathways are still unclear. This systematic review aims to assess the nervous and immune system profile of patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) when compared to healthy controls. METHODS: A systematic review followed PRISMA guidelines was conducted. A two-step selection process was completed, and from 609 references 17 were included. The inclusion criteria were: original articles on adult patients with hip OA, with assessment of neuroimmune expression...
September 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891509/role-of-the-medullary-lateral-tegmental-field-in-sympathetic-control
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Michael George Zaki Ghali
The sympathetic nervous system maintains and regulates arterial pressure and tissue perfusion, via control of cardiac output and vasomotor tone. Sympatho-vascular-mediated increases in blood pressure are effected by arterioloconstriction, which causes an increase in afterload, and/or venoconstriction, which increases venous return, left ventricular preload, and consequently, the force of cardiac contraction via Frank-Starling mechanisms; withdrawal of sympathetic drive elicits reciprocal effects. Spinalization reduces mammalian arterial pressure to 40-50 mm Hg consequent to the elimination of descending medullary pre-sympathetic bulbospinal drive to preganglionic sympathetic fibers in the intermediolateral cell column of the spinal cord...
2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885930/therapeutic-lifestyle-changes-impact-on-weight-quality-of-life-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-veterans-with-mental-illness
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Jillian M Tessier, Zachary D Erickson, Hilary B Meyer, Matthew R Baker, Hollie A Gelberg, Irina Y Arnold, Crystal Kwan, Valery Chamberlin, Jennifer A Rosen, Chandresh Shah, Gerhard Hellemann, Melissa M Lewis, Charles Nguyen, Neena Sachinvala, Binyamin Amrami, Joseph M Pierre, Donna Ames
INTRODUCTION: Veterans with mental illness tend to have shorter life spans and suboptimal physical health because of a variety of factors. These factors include poor nutrition, being overweight, and smoking cigarettes. Nonphysical contributors that may affect quality of life are the stigma associated with mental illness, social difficulties, and spiritual crises. Current mental health treatment focuses primarily on the delivery of medication and evidence-based psychotherapies, which may not affect all the above areas of a Veteran's life as they focus primarily on improving psychological symptoms...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881887/learning-curve-for-robotic-esophagectomy-and-dissection-of-bilateral-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-nodes-for-esophageal-cancer
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S Y Park, D J Kim, D R Kang, S J Haam
Dissection of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) nodes is a technically demanding procedure, but robotic systems have been useful for RLN node dissection. This retrospective study investigated the learning curve for bilateral RLN node dissection in esophageal-cancer patients using a robotic system for esophageal cancer. We retrospectively reviewed 33 consecutive patients who received a robotic esophagectomy and total lymphadenectomy by single surgeon. The patients were divided into either group 1 (initial 20 cases) or group 2 (later 13 cases)...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880591/remote-ischemic-conditioningpromising-potential-in-wound-repair-in-diabetes
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Jano A Boghossian, Bellal Joseph, Marvin J Slepian, David G Armstrong
Remote ischemic conditioning involves the use of a blood pressure cuff or similar device to induce brief (3-5 min) episodes of limb ischemia. This, in turn, seems to activate a group of distress signals that has shown the potential ability to improve healing of the heart muscle and other organ systems. Until recently, this has not been tested in people with diabetic foot ulcers. The purpose of this review was to provide background on remote ischemic conditioning and recent data to potentially support its use as an adjunct to healing diabetic foot ulcers and other types of tissue loss...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878933/comparison-of-a-two-bag-system-versus-conventional-treatment-protocol-one-bag-system-in-the-management-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis
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Iqbal Munir, Ramiz Fargo, Roger Garrison, Almira Yang, Andy Cheng, Ilho Kang, Ali Motabar, Karen Xu, Lawrence K Loo, Daniel I Kim
OBJECTIVE: We compared the conventional 'one-bag protocol' of management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with the 'two-bag protocol' which utilizes two bags of fluids, one containing saline and supplemental electrolytes and the other containing the same solution with the addition of 10% dextrose. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review and analysis was done on adult patients admitted for DKA to the Riverside University Health System Medical Center from 2008 to 2015...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857800/outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-who-decline-transfusion-and-received-erythropoietin-compared-to-patients-who-did-not-a-matched-cohort-study
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Lorent Duce, Mary L Cooter, Sharon L McCartney, Frederick W Lombard, Nicole R Guinn
BACKGROUND: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, such as erythropoietin (EPO), can be used to treat preoperative anemia. Some studies suggest an increased risk of mortality and thrombotic events, and use in cardiovascular surgery remains off-label. This study compares outcomes in cardiac surgery patients declining blood transfusion who received EPO with a matched cohort who did not. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, we conducted a retrospective review of all patients who decline blood transfusion who underwent cardiac surgery and received EPO between January 1, 2004, and June 15, 2015, at a single institution...
August 29, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857707/comparison-of-clinical-findings-between-dogs-with-suspected-anaphylaxis-and-dogs-with-confirmed-sepsis
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Andrea M Walters, Mauria A O'Brien, Laura E Selmic, Maureen A McMichael
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical signs, laboratory test results, and imaging findings between dogs with suspected anaphylaxis and dogs with sepsis. DESIGN Retrospective case-case study. ANIMALS 10 dogs with suspected anaphylaxis and 22 dogs with confirmed sepsis that met the criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome. PROCEDURES Medical records for dogs in each group were reviewed and data extracted regarding signalment; reason for hospital admission; physical examination findings; results of CBC, serum biochemical analysis, coagulation testing, cytologic examination, and microbial culture; and imaging reports...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844370/technology-is-there-sufficient-evidence-to-change-practice-in-point-of-care-management-of-coagulopathy
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REVIEW
Michael Fabbro, Anne M Winkler, Jerrold H Levy
Currently, hemostasis is one of the most widely researched topics in perioperative medicine. As investigators learn more about the complexity of coagulation, developing tests with the ability to rapidly monitor coagulation and guide targeted therapy is the key to optimizing hemostasis management. There is mounting evidence that algorithmic transfusion using point-of-care (POC) testing can reduce red cell and platelet transfusions and major bleeding after cardiac surgery. Integrating these tests during cardiac surgery and trauma management is especially important because these groups use the most blood products within a health system and the risks of transfusion are well documented...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832355/prehospital-hemostatic-resuscitation-to-achieve-zero-preventable-deaths-after-traumatic-injury
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Philip C Spinella, Andrew P Cap
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe how hemostatic resuscitation can be used in the prehospital phase of resuscitation to reduce preventable deaths after traumatic injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Hemorrhagic shock is the leading cause of death that is preventable after injury. The National Academy of Sciences, recently, recommended that achievement of zero preventable deaths after traumatic injury should be the goal of a national trauma system. In the United States, there are an estimated 25 000 preventable deaths per year in the prehospital phase of resuscitation because of traumatic hemorrhagic shock...
August 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828761/coblation-versus-other-surgical-techniques-for-tonsillectomy
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REVIEW
Melissa Pynnonen, Jennifer V Brinkmeier, Marc C Thorne, Lee Yee Chong, Martin J Burton
BACKGROUND: Tonsillectomy is a very common operation and is performed using various surgical methods. Coblation is a popular method because it purportedly causes less pain than other surgical methods. However, the superiority of coblation is unproven. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of coblation tonsillectomy for chronic tonsillitis or tonsillar hypertrophy with other surgical techniques, both hot and cold, on intraoperative morbidity, postoperative morbidity and procedural cost...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826584/prediction-of-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-score
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Thanin Lokeskrawee, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Jayanton Patumanond, Somsak Tiamkao, Thanoot Thamangraksat, Phanyarat Phankhian, Polchai Pleumpanupat, Paworamon Sribussara, Teeraparp Kitjavijit, Anake Supap, Weerawan Rattanaphibool, Jariya Prisiri
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) is common after intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic strokes (AISs). Available predictive scoring systems were derived mostly in the Western countries. METHODS: Retrospective data in 1 provincial and 4 regional hospitals in the northern part of Thailand were reviewed. Patients with AIS, to whom recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) had been prescribed, were classified into 3 groups: no intracranial hemorrhage (no ICH), asymptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (asICH) and sICH...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822777/managing-the-course-of-diabetic-kidney-disease-from-the-old-to-the-new
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REVIEW
Ronald M Goldenberg, Murray Berall, Christopher T M Chan, David Z I Cherney, Julie A Lovshin, Philip A McFarlane, Peter A Senior, Subodh Verma, Jordan J Weinstein
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a group of chronic kidney diseases that is associated with significant cardiovascular as well as all-cause morbidity and mortality. Although DKD is often progressive in nature, its evolution can be modified by intensive management of glycemia and blood pressure and inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This review provides an overview of how multifactorial interventions can provide renal protection and includes a discussion of the nonglycemic effects of incretin-based diabetes therapies (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors) and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors within the kidney in patients with type 2 diabetes...
August 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822680/outcomes-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in%C3%A2-octogenarians-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Y Han, S Zhang, J Zhang, C Ji, H-H Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis and systematic review aimed to highlight the results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) to assess safety and effectiveness in patients older than 80 years of age compared with younger patients. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were used; quality was appraised, and data were extracted and analysed following the Cochrane collaboration. The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched on December 31, 2016...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817388/ophthalmologic-manifestations-of-systemic-vasculitis
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George N Papaliodis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the systemic vasculitides and associated ocular manifestations with emphasis on publications within the last 12 months. RECENT FINDINGS: There are multiple case reports demonstrating atypical ocular manifestations of systemic vasculitis. Often the eye findings are the initial presentation of the disorder and require a high degree of clinical suspicion to evaluate further as these conditions can compromise vision but some may also be life threatening...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815019/therapeutic-potential-of-systemic-brain-rejuvenation-strategies-for-neurodegenerative-disease
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REVIEW
Alana M Horowitz, Saul A Villeda
Neurodegenerative diseases are a devastating group of conditions that cause progressive loss of neuronal integrity, affecting cognitive and motor functioning in an ever-increasing number of older individuals. Attempts to slow neurodegenerative disease advancement have met with little success in the clinic; however, a new therapeutic approach may stem from classic interventions, such as caloric restriction, exercise, and parabiosis. For decades, researchers have reported that these systemic-level manipulations can promote major functional changes that extend organismal lifespan and healthspan...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771246/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-tyrosinemia-type-i-a-us-and-canadian-consensus-group-review-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Jeffrey M Chinsky, Rani Singh, Can Ficicioglu, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Markus Grompe, Grant Mitchell, Susan E Waisbren, Muge Gucsavas-Calikoglu, Melissa P Wasserstein, Katie Coakley, C Ronald Scott
Tyrosinemia type I (hepatorenal tyrosinemia, HT-1) is an autosomal recessive condition resulting in hepatic failure with comorbidities involving the renal and neurologic systems and long term risks for hepatocellular carcinoma. An effective medical treatment with 2-[2-nitro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoyl]-1,3-cyclohexanedione (NTBC) exists but requires early identification of affected children for optimal long-term results. Newborn screening (NBS) utilizing blood succinylacetone as the NBS marker is superior to observing tyrosine levels as a way of identifying neonates with HT-1...
August 3, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767097/sympathetic-overactivity-in-chronic-kidney-disease-consequences-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Jasdeep Kaur, Benjamin E Young, Paul J Fadel
The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing worldwide, with more than 26 million people suffering from CKD in the United States alone. More patients with CKD die of cardiovascular complications than progress to dialysis. Over 80% of CKD patients have hypertension, which is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Another common, perhaps underappreciated, feature of CKD is an overactive sympathetic nervous system. This elevation in sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) not only contributes to hypertension but also plays a detrimental role in the progression of CKD independent of any increase in blood pressure...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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