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Blood group system: a review

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091686/a-retrospective-chart-review-of-two-different-insulin-administration-systems-on-glycemic-control-in-older-adults-in-long-term-care
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Alan Boonin, Brenda Balinski, Jerry Sauter, Joe Martinez, Scott Abbott
The current retrospective chart review compared glycemic control and cost impact of two insulin administration systems, V-Go(®) versus usual care with standard of care (SOC) insulin injections, in eight patients residing in a nursing home (NH). A total of 1,937 blood glucose (BG) values were collected over 61 days. Significant improvements were observed for the V-Go versus SOC group in time in range 100 mg/dL to 200 mg/dL (V-Go 59.09% vs. SOC 34.02%; p < 0.001), reduced BG fluctuations as measured by standard deviation (V-Go 61...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069989/incomplete-diagnostic-follow-up-after-a-positive-colorectal-cancer-screening-test-a-systematic-review
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A R H Dalton
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using faecal occult blood or faecal immunological testing (FOBT/FIT) involves completion of a screening test-then if required a follow-up diagnostic test. METHODS: A systematic review, of EMBASE, MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar, of studies up to 2016. Studies explored characteristics behind, reasons for and interventions to reduce incomplete diagnostic testing after a positive FOBT/FIT in CRC screening...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067935/hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-haemodialysis-patients-an-underestimated-problem-factors-influencing-immune-responses-in-ten-years-of-observation-in-an-italian-haemodialysis-centre-and-literature-review
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E Cordova, I Miglia, F Festuccia, M G Sarlo, G Scornavacca, G Punzo, P Menè, C Fofi
OBJECTIVES: Despite universal infection control precautions, the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) remains high. For this reason anti-HBV vaccination is recommended in these subjects. In hemodialyzed patients vaccinal response is often suboptimal and it's not clear what factors may influence it. STUDY DESIGN: The aim of our study is to assess the influence of some clinical and laboratory factors on seroconversion rate after anti HBV vaccination in a cohort of patients on maintenance HD...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066665/pleural-tenting-as-an-effective-adjunct-in-patients-with-pneumothorax-secondary-to-emphysema-evaluated-with-computed-tomography-scan
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Chao-Chun Chang, Ying-Yuan Chen, Jia-Ming Chang, Yau-Lin Tseng, Chia-Ying Lin, Ming-Tsung Chuang, Yi-Ting Yen
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of thoracoscopic blebectomy and pleurodesis for secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is often attenuated by diffuse emphysematous parenchyma. In this study, we reviewed our surgical results of pleural tenting and its association with preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) in patients with SSP. METHODS: From September 2005 to December 2014, there were 96 surgeries on 84 patients with SSP due to pulmonary emphysema. The data was collected on age, sex, smoking status, preoperative chest CT scan image, surgical procedure, blood loss, operative time, duration of tube thoracostomy, and hospital stay...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065763/the-kidd-jk-blood-group-system
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Shaun Lawicki, Randal B Covin, Amy A Powers
The Kidd blood group system was discovered in 1951 and is composed of 2 antithetical antigens, Jk(a) and Jk(b), along with a third high-incidence antigen, Jk3. The Jk3 antigen is expressed in all individuals except those with the rare Kidd-null phenotype. Four Kidd phenotypes are therefore possible: Jk(a+b-), Jk(a-b+), Jk(a+b+), and Jk(a-b-). The glycoprotein carrying the Kidd antigens is a 43-kDa, 389-amino acid protein with 10 membrane-spanning domains which functions as a urea transporter on endothelial cells of the renal vasa recta as well as erythrocytes...
November 9, 2016: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055580/diagnosing-borreliosis
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Sally J Cutler, Nataliia Rudenko, Maryna Golovchenko, Wibke J Cramaro, Josiane Kirpach, Sara Savic, Iva Christova, Ana Amaro
Borrelia species fall into two groups, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) complex, the cause of Lyme borreliosis (also known as Lyme disease), and the relapsing fever group. Both groups exhibit inter- and intraspecies diversity and thus have variations in both clinical presentation and diagnostic approaches. A further layer of complexity is derived from the fact that ticks may carry multiple infectious agents and are able to transmit them to the host during blood feeding, with potential overlapping clinical manifestations...
January 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054922/evaluating-the-use-of-hematological-parameters-in-staging-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Necdet Fatih Yaşar, Mustafa Ufuk Uylas, Mustafa Baspinar, Hakan Sarsilmaz, Ersin Ates, Serdar Erkasap, Adnan Sahin
INTRODUCTION: Recently, it has been shown that hematological parameters may be used as markers of inflammatory response. In this study, the authors aimed to identify the potential roles of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and other hematological markers in the evaluation of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 35 patients, diagnosed with HS between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014, were categorized into 3 groups according to the Hurley staging system...
December 29, 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049748/maternal-nutrition-opportunities-in-the-prevention-of-gestational-diabetes
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Irma Silva-Zolezzi, Tinu Mary Samuel, Jörg Spieldenner
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is currently defined as glucose intolerance that is of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study, including 25 000 nondiabetic pregnant women in 15 centers across the world, reported that an average of 17.8% of pregnancies are affected by GDM and its frequency can be as high as 25.5% in some countries, based on the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria. Nevertheless, true global prevalence estimates of GDM are currently lacking due to the high level of heterogeneity in screening approaches, diagnostic criteria, and differences in the characteristics of the populations that were studied...
January 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042387/colorectal-cancer-screening-opportunities-to-improve-uptake-outcomes-and-disparities
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Neal Shahidi, Winson Y Cheung
Colorectal cancer screening has become a standard of care in industrialized nations for those 50 to 75 years of age, along with selected high-risk populations. While colorectal cancer screening has been shown to reduce both the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer, it is a complex multi-disciplinary process with a number of important steps that require optimization before tangible improvements in outcomes are possible. For both opportunistic and programmatic colorectal cancer screening, poor participant uptake remains an ongoing concern...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035324/the-july-effect-in-radical-cystectomy-mortality-morbidity-and-efficiency
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Keegan Zuk, Derek Jensen, Jessie Gills, Hadley Wyre, Jeffrey M Holzbeierlein, Ernesto Lopez-Corona, Eugene K Lee
Background: The "July effect" is the potential effect that new and recently promoted residents have on patient care during the first months of the academic year. Literature suggests that the July effect may worsen patient outcomes and lead to systemic inefficiencies. Objective: We evaluate the July effect on mortality, morbidity, and efficiency outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomy. Methods: A chart review was performed in patients who underwent radical cystectomy between January 2008 and April 2012...
October 27, 2016: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029370/pneumoperitoneum-and-hemodynamic-stability-during-pediatric-laparoscopic-appendectomy
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Go Miyano, Hiroki Nakamura, Shogo Seo, Ryo Sueyoshi, Manabu Okawada, Takashi Doi, Hiroyuki Koga, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
BACKGROUND: Conventional pneumoperitoneum (CP) and automatically maintained pneumoperitoneum using AirSeal Intelligent Flow System (AiFS) were compared during pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) using intraperitoneal pressure (IPP) and hemodynamic parameters. METHODS: A prospective review of 39 children aged 3-14years who had standard 3-trocar LA was performed. Pneumoperitoneum was either AiFS (n=18) or CP (n=21) according to the surgeon's preference. IPP during insertion of trocars in all subjects was initially 8-10mmHg, which was reduced to 5mmHg then maintained until LA was completed...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025949/targeted-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Rafael Martín-Rapún, Laura De Matteis, Alfredo Ambrosone, Sonia García-Embid, Lucía Gutiérrez, Jesús M de la Fuente
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) has a dramatic impact on society. The therapeutic targets are located in the central nervous system (CNS), which limits the efficacy of drugs systemically administered: the blood brain barrier (BBB) selectively allows the permeation of just a few kinds of molecules from the systemic circulation to the CNS. On the other hand, local administration routes to CNS are highly invasive. METHODS: In this article, we have reviewed therapeutic approaches against AD, which are based on nanoparticles targeted to the brain and to the pathological hallmarks of the disease...
December 26, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025942/nano-medicine-improving-the-bioavailability-of-small-molecules-for-the-prevention-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Piera Di Martino, Roberta Censi, Maria Rosa Gigliobianco, Luana Zerrillo, Federico Magnoni, Dimitrios Agas, Wilma Quaglia, Giulio Lupidi
Neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, are a heterogeneous group of brain disorders characterized by the progressive degeneration of the structure and function of the central or peripheral nervous system. It is thought that the number of people affected by these pathologies will increase in future decades, particularly in the more economically developed countries, where the populations are experiencing a demographic shift towards older ages. For many of these pathologies, and in particular for Alzheimer's disease, no effective treatments are available, and the consequent economic and social costs are very high...
December 27, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019651/infratentorial-superficial-siderosis-classification-diagnostic-criteria-and-rational-investigation-pathway
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Duncan Wilson, Fiona Chatterjee, Simon F Farmer, Peter Rudge, Mark O McCarron, Peter Cowley, David J Werring
Central nervous system infratentorial superficial siderosis (iSS) is increasingly detected by blood-sensitive MRI sequences. Despite this, there are no standardized diagnostic criteria, and the clinical-radiological spectrum, causes and optimum investigation strategy are not established. We reviewed clinical and radiological details of patients with iSS assessed at a specialist neurological center from 2004-2016 using pre-defined standardized radiological criteria. All imaging findings were rated blinded to clinical details...
December 26, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017873/open-reduction-internal-fixation-versus-percutaneous-iliosacral-screw-fixation-for-unstable-posterior-pelvic-ring-disruptions
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Mohamed Mansour Elzohairy, Adel Mohamed Salama
BACKGROUND: Surgical stabilization of posterior pelvic ring fractures can be achieved by either open or closed methods. They all provide a comparable biomechanical stability. The aim of the present study is to comparethe clinical results of both techniques for treating posterior pelvic ring injuries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy patientsoperated for unstable posterior pelvic ring disruptions wereretrospectively reviewed. We compared 35 patients treated by open reduction internal fixation (ORIFgroup)versus35 patients stabilized by using closed reduction and percutaneous iliosacral screw fixation (CRIF group) under fluoroscopic guidance...
December 22, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005271/progesterone-for-acute-traumatic-brain-injury
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Junpeng Ma, Siqing Huang, Shu Qin, Chao You, Yunhui Zeng
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability, and the identification of effective, inexpensive and widely practicable treatments for brain injury is of great public health importance worldwide. Progesterone is a naturally produced hormone that has well-defined pharmacokinetics, is widely available, inexpensive, and has steroidal, neuroactive and neurosteroidal actions in the central nervous system. It is, therefore, a potential candidate for treating TBI patients...
22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001339/an-integrative-literature-review-to-examine-the-provision-of-self-management-support-following-transient-ischemic-attack
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REVIEW
Dorothy Kessler, Clare Liddy
AIMS: To identify the types of self-management support that have been provided to persons with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and the evidence for the effectiveness of these programs. BACKGROUND: Self-management is a key element for the effective management of chronic conditions. For persons with a transient ischemic attack (TIA), secondary stroke prevention is a recognized standard of care. Best practice guidelines indicate that persons who have experienced TIA should be supported to develop self-management skills...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000025/two-novel-classification-systems-for-uterine-fibroids-and-subsequent-uterine-reconstruction-after-myomectomy
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Ingolf Juhasz-Böss, Peter Jungmann, Julia Radosa, Anika von Heesen, Russalina Ströder, Stephanie Juhasz-Böss, Gabriele Meyberg-Solomayer, Erich Solomayer
OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopic approaches are the gold standard surgical treatment for intramural and subserous fibroids, whereas submucosal myomas can be treated via hysteroscopy. Removal of intramural myomas often requires a subsequent reconstruction of the uterine wall that ranges from single- to multiple-layer sutures to complex reconstructions. Several classification systems are currently used to characterize uterine fibroids, all of which focus on the assessment of submucosal fibroids during hysteroscopic myomectomy...
December 20, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995543/salvage-robotic-prostatectomy-following-whole-gland-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-with-a-sonablate-500-device-technical-feasibility-and-safety
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Samuel Peretsman, Jessica Brooks
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been used to treat localized prostate cancers. Similar to all forms of ablation, including radiation and cryoablation, there is a local persistence rate. Salvage robotic prostatectomy has been utilized but published series are multi-institutional, multi-surgeon, and do not segregate the different HIFU devices. The results are also grouped with other forms of ablation. This series describes the technical results of a single surgeon performing salvage robotic prostatectomy on only HIFU patients, and only after whole gland ablation on a Sonablate 500 device...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993129/hepatitis-viruses-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yeshambel Belyhun, Melanie Maier, Andargachew Mulu, Ermias Diro, Uwe Gerd Liebert
BACKGROUND: The existing seroepidemiological data on viral hepatitis in Ethiopia showed a wide variation in prevalence pattern and the clinical and public health burden have been underestimated. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to provide a clear and comprehensive estimation of viral hepatitis epidemiology and the potential clinical burdens in Ethiopia. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was carried out from five decades (1968-2015) published studies from biomedical databases; PubMed, Google scholar, Medline and Web of Science...
December 19, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
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