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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907248/mycobacterium-ulcerans-toxin-mycolactone-may-enhance-host-seeking-and-oviposition-behavior-by-aedes-aegypti-l-diptera-culicidae
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M L Sanders, H R Jordan, C Serewis-Pond, L Zheng, M E Benbow, P L Small, J K Tomberlin
The ecological functions of many toxins continue to remain unknown for those produced by environmental pathogens. Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of the neglected tropical disease, Buruli ulcer, produces a cytotoxic macrolide, mycolactone, whose function(s) in the environment remains elusive. Through a series of dual-choice behavior assays, we show that mycolactone may be an interkingdom cue for the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, seeking blood-meals as well as oviposition sites. Results provide novel insight into the evolution between bacteria and potential vectors...
December 1, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902531/preventing-pressure-ulcers-in-the-veterans-health-administration-using-a-virtual-breakthrough-series-collaborative
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Lisa Zubkoff, Julia Neily, Beth King, Storm Morgan, Yinong Young-Xu, Shoshana Boar, Peter Mills
The Veterans Health Administration implemented a Virtual Breakthrough Series to prevent pressure ulcers. The pressure ulcer rate decreased from 1.2 to 0.9 per 1000 bed days of care (P = .017). The most common interventions were education (N = 26; 68%), improved documentation (N = 23; 61%), and the use of equipment and supplies (N = 21; 55%). In summary, this project helped improve pressure ulcer rates in the Veterans Health Administration and presents a promising model for implementing a virtual model for improvement...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899093/microbiological-profile-of-corneal-ulcer-cases-diagnosed-in-a-tertiary-care-ophthalmological-institute-in-nepal
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Sharmila Suwal, Dinesh Bhandari, Pratigya Thapa, Mohan Krishna Shrestha, Jyoti Amatya
BACKGROUND: Corneal ulcer, a major cause of monocular blindness in developing countries has consistently been listed as the major cause of blindness and visual disability in many of the developing nations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, ranking second only to cataract. This study was carried out to determine the microbiological profile of corneal ulcer cases diagnosed among patients visiting Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), Nepal. METHODS: A total of 101 corneal scrapping samples were tested for routine culture and antibiotic susceptibility at the pathology department of TIO Nepal from April to October 2014...
November 29, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897187/a-latent-structural-equation-model-of-protective-behaviors-and-pressure-ulcer-outcomes-among-people-living-with-spinal-cord-injury
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C Li, N D DiPiro, J Krause
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVE: To develop a latent structural model to demonstrate the relationship between factor structures of protective health behaviors and pressure ulcer (PrU) outcomes among participants with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Data were collected at a large specialty hospital and analyzed at a medical university in the Southeastern USA. METHODS: A total of 1871 participants with traumatic SCI of at least 1 year duration were included...
November 29, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895933/influence-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-histamine-h2-receptor-antagonists-on-serum-phosphorus-level-control-by-calcium-carbonate-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-retrospective-medical-chart-review
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Masaomi Tatsuzawa, Ryuichi Ogawa, Atsushi Ohkubo, Kazuyo Shimojima, Kunimi Maeda, Hirotoshi Echizen, Akihisa Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Hyperphosphatemia is one of the common complications in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Although calcium carbonate (CaC) is often used to control serum inorganic phosphorus level in dialysis patients, co-administration of gastric acid reducers (ARs) may interfere with the phosphate binding effect of CaC. We performed a retrospective medical chart review to study whether ARs attenuate the hypophosphatemic effect of CaC in patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: One hundred and eight chronic hemodialysis patients receiving either CaC alone or CaC concomitant with one of the ARs (proton pump inhibitors and histamine H2-receptor antagonists) were retrieved from the medical charts in Juntendo University Nerima Hospital...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895528/nurses-perceptions-of-a-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-bundle-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Shelley Roberts, Elizabeth McInnes, Marianne Wallis, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcer prevention is a critical patient safety indicator for acute care hospitals. An innovative pressure ulcer prevention care bundle targeting patient participation in their care was recently tested in a cluster randomised trial in eight Australian hospitals. Understanding nurses' perspectives of such an intervention is imperative when interpreting results and translating evidence into practice. As part of a process evaluation for the main trial, this study assessed nurses' perceptions of the usefulness and impact of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle intervention on clinical practice...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894305/identification-of-molecular-determinants-of-cell-culture-growth-characteristics-of-enterovirus-71
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Pinn Tsin Isabel Yee, Kuan Onn Tan, Iekhsan Othman, Chit Laa Poh
BACKGROUND: Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) and Coxsackieviruses. EV-A71 infection is associated with high fever, rashes and ulcers but more severe symptoms such as cardiopulmonary failure and death have been reported. The lack of vaccines highlighted the urgency of developing preventive agents against EV-A71. The molecular determinants of virulent phenotypes of EV-A71 is unclear. It remains to be investigated if specific molecular determinants would affect the cell culture growth characteristics of the EV-A71 fatal strain in Rhabdomyosarcoma (RD) cells...
November 28, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893508/best-practices-for-pressure-ulcer-prevention-in-the-burn-center
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Julia Warner, Mary Ann Raible, Gina Hajduk, Jacqueline Collavo
The State of Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network, in collaboration with a hospital system in Southwestern Pennsylvania, established a goal of reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by 20%. A 6-month unfavorable trend of nurse-sensitive clinical indicators called for immediate process improvement. A retrospective chart review resulted in identification of predominant risk factors placing the burn patient at high risk for pressure ulcer formation. Implementations of pressure ulcer prevention measures were inconsistent...
January 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890853/chromoendoscopy-for-surveillance-in-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Andrea Iannone, Marinella Ruospo, Germaine Wong, Mariabeatrice Principi, Michele Barone, Giovanni Fm Strippoli, Alfredo Di Leo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Key international guideline agencies recommend dysplasia surveillance in inflammatory bowel diseases with chromoendoscopy. We performed a systematic review of randomized trials comparing chromoendoscopy versus other endoscopic techniques for dysplasia surveillance in inflammatory bowel diseases. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for relevant studies published through September 2016. We estimated risk ratios (RR) for dichotomous outcomes (all-cause/colorectal cancer-related mortality, time to interval cancer, patients with dysplasia, total/subtypes of dysplastic lesions, dysplasia detected by targeted biopsies, adverse events), mean differences (MD) for continuous outcomes (procedural time, costs, total/targeted biopsies) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) using a random-effects model...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888865/advances-in-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Ángel Lanas
The main innovations of the latest meeting of the Gastroenterological Association (2016) concerning upper gastrointestinal bleeding from the clinician's perspective can be summarised as follows: a) The Glasgow-Blatchford scale has the best accuracy in predicting the need for surgical intervention and hospital mortality; b) Prognostic scales for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding are also useful for lower gastrointestinal bleeding; c) Preliminary data suggest that treatment with hemospray does not seem to be superior to current standard treatment in controlling active peptic ulcer bleeding; d) Either famotidine or a proton pump inhibitor may be effective in preventing haemorrhagic recurrence in patients taking aspirin, but this finding needs to be confirmed in further studies; e) There was confirmation of the need to re-introduce antiplatelet therapy as early as possible in patients with antiplatelet-associated gastrointestinal bleeding in order to prevent cardiovascular mortality; f) Routine clinical practice suggests that gastrointestinal or cardiovascular complications with celecoxib or traditional NSAIDs are very low; g) Dabigatran is associated with an increased incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding compared with apixaban or warfarin...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888790/complication-assessment-and-prevention-strategies-using-midfoot-fusion-bolt-for-medial-column-stabilization-in-charcot-s-osteoarthropathy
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Alexander T Mehlhorn, Markus Walther, Niklas Iblher, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal
In Charcot's osteoarthropathy stabilization of the medial column of the foot was introduced in order to establish a stable foot and reduce the risk for amputation. This study was performed to analyze postoperative complications, define risk factors for those and develop strategies for prevention. Since bolt dislocation takes place frequently, it was aimed to predict an appropriate time point for bolt removal under the condition that osseous healing has occurred. Fourteen consecutive patients with neuroosteoarthropathy of the foot and arch collapse were treated with open reduction and stabilization using midfoot fusion bolt and lateral lag screws...
November 4, 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887031/job-mobility-and-health-in-the-danish-workforce
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Charlotte Ørsted Hougaard, Else Nygaard, Astrid Ledgaard Holm, Karsten Thielen, Finn Diderichsen
AIMS: The globalized economy has stimulated mobility in the labour market in many countries and Denmark has one of the highest rates of mobility between workplaces among the OECD countries. This raises the question of the potential health effects of mobility and the effect of disease on mobility. METHODS: This study was register-based with a longitudinal design using data on the entire Danish population in 1992-2006. The data included mobility between employers and workplaces and seven different diseases based on admissions to hospital and drug prescriptions...
November 24, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884430/strengthening-of-c2c12-mouse-myoblasts-against-compression-damage-by-mild-cyclic-compressive-stimulation
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Yifei Yao, Arthur Ft Mak
Deep tissue injury (DTI) is a severe kind of pressure ulcers formed by sustained deformation of muscle tissues over bony prominences. As a major clinical issue, DTI affects people with physical disabilities, and is obviously related to the load-bearing capacity of muscle cells in various in-vivo conditions. It is important to provide a preventive approach to help muscle cells from being damaged by compressive stress. In this study, we hypothesized that cyclic compressive stimulation could strengthen muscle cells against compressive damage and enhance the cell plasma membrane resealing capability...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884335/pneumonia-prevention-in-intubated-patients-given-sucralfate-versus-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-or-histamine-ii-receptor-blockers
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Gene A Grindlinger, Sarah B Cairo, Carole B Duperre
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common cause of infectious morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU). The type of stress-ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) given to ventilated patients may, in part, be responsible. We observed an increase in VAP as ventilator bundle compliance increased and a decrease in VAP when bundle compliance decreased. We reasoned that SUP which raises gastric pH such as proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine II (H2) receptor antagonists as opposed to SUP which does not raise pH such as sucralfate (S) may be responsible and also may alter the causative bacteria...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884131/improvement-of-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-in-private-for-profit-residential-care-homes-an-action-research-study
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Enid Wy Kwong, Maria Sy Hung, Kevin Woo
BACKGROUND: A need exits to develop a protocol for preventing pressure ulcers (PUs) in private for-profit nursing homes in Hong Kong, where the incidence of PUs is relatively high and which have high proportion of non-professional care staff. The implementation of such protocol would involve changes in the practice of care, likely evoking feelings of fear and uncertainty that may become a barrier to staff adherence. We thus adopted the Systems Model of Action Research in this study to manage the process of change for improving PU prevention care and to develop a pressure ulcer prevention protocol for private for-profit nursing homes...
November 25, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883358/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-inhibit-inflammation-by-up-regulating-atf-3-and-down-regulating-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-diabetic-patients-with-foot-ulcerations
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T Wang, R He, J Zhao, J C Mei, M Z Shao, Y Pan, J Zhang, H S Wu, M Yu, W C Yan, L M Liu, F Liu, W P Jia
BACKGROUND: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was one of the most important treatments of diabetic foot, but the underlying mechanisms still remain elusive. This study aimed to evaluate the inflammatory signals involved in the effects of NPWT on diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: We enrolled 22 patients with diabetic foot ulceration, eleven treated with NPWT and others treated with traditional debridement. All the patients were treated and observed for 1 week...
November 24, 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883262/phytochemicals-enhance-antioxidant-enzyme-expression-to-protect-against-nsaid-induced-oxidative-damage-of-the-gastrointestinal-mucosa
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REVIEW
Yu-Ting Cheng, Chi-Cheng Lu, Gow-Chin Yen
The gastrointestinal mucosa provides the first protective barrier for digested food and xenobiotics, which are easily attacked by toxic substances. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, diclofenac, indomethacin, and ketoprofen, are widely used in clinical medicine, but these drugs may cause oxidative stress, leading to gastrointestinal damage, such as ulcers. Lansoprazol, omeprazole, and other clinical drugs are widely used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and haven been shown to have multiple biological functions, such as antioxidant activity and the ability to upregulate antioxidant enzymes in vivo...
November 24, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882222/gastroprotective-effects-of-arctigenin-of-arctium-lappa-l-on-a-rat-model-of-gastric-ulcers
#18
Xiao-Mei Li, Yu Miao, Qin-Yong Su, Jing-Chun Yao, Hong-Hua Li, Gui-Min Zhang
In the present study, the gastroprotective effects of arctigenin of Fructus Arctii were evaluated and the possible underlying mechanisms of action were elucidated. Arctigenin (high-performance liquid chromatography purity, >99.0%) was isolated and purified from the seeds of Arctium lappa L. The anti-ulcerogenic activity of arctigenin against ulcers induced by absolute ethanol and acetic acid was evaluated in a Sprague-Dawley rat model. In addition, the antioxidant activity was assessed by measuring malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in an ethanol-induced model and the anti-inflammatory effects were assessed by measuring five factors in an acetic acid-induced model...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879545/epstein-barr-virus-associated-mucocutaneous-ulcer-in-a-patient-with-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-importance-of-accurate-diagnosis-and-conservative-management
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Anant Vatsayan, Ashish Gupta, Sanjay Ahuja, Rachel Egler, Rose C Beck, Yousif Matloub
Epstein-Barr virus-associated mucocutaneous ulcer (EBV-MCU) is a recently characterized entity that falls under the spectrum of EBV-lymphoproliferative disorders. First described in 2010 by Dojcinov et al, it is an EBV-driven localized proliferation of B cells, occurring in mucocutaneous tissues including the skin, the oropharynx, and the gastrointestinal tract of immunosuppressed patients in the absence of an intact T-cell repertoire. Typically, it has been described in elderly patients with age-related immunosenescence and patients who are on immunosuppressive therapy...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879096/compression-therapy-in-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Joachim Dissemond, Bernd Assenheimer, Anke Bültemann, Veronika Gerber, Silvia Gretener, Elisabeth Kohler-von Siebenthal, Sonja Koller, Knut Kröger, Peter Kurz, Severin Läuchli, Christian Münter, Eva-Maria Panfil, Sebastian Probst, Kerstin Protz, Gunnar Riepe, Robert Strohal, Jürg Traber, Hugo Partsch
Wund-D.A.CH. is the umbrella organization of the various wound care societies in German-speaking countries. The present consensus paper on practical aspects pertinent to compression therapy in patients with venous leg ulcers was developed by experts from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In Europe, venous leg ulcers rank among the most common causes of chronic wounds. Apart from conservative and interventional wound and vein treatment, compression therapy represents the basis of all other therapeutic strategies...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
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