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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636757/babesiosis-an-unusual-cause-of-sepsis-after-kidney-transplantation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Imtiaz Ather, Negiin Pourafshar, Denise Schain, Asmita Gupte, Michael J Casey
We report a unique case of babesiosis presenting as sepsis after kidney transplantation. A 70-year-old female kidney transplant recipient presented with fever, hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney injury, and met three of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Serology was positive for Babesia microti, confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. The patient was treated with atovaquone and azithromycin and made a full recovery. Reports of babesiosis after solid organ transplantation are rare, with only four prior cases reported in the literature...
June 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634747/evaluation-of-vaccination-strategies-for-sir-epidemics-on-random-networks-incorporating-household-structure
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Frank Ball, David Sirl
This paper is concerned with the analysis of vaccination strategies in a stochastic susceptible [Formula: see text] infected [Formula: see text] removed model for the spread of an epidemic amongst a population of individuals with a random network of social contacts that is also partitioned into households. Under various vaccine action models, we consider both household-based vaccination schemes, in which the way in which individuals are chosen for vaccination depends on the size of the households in which they reside, and acquaintance vaccination, which targets individuals of high degree in the social network...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632726/infradiaphragmatic-irradiation-and-high-procarbazine-doses-increase-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivors
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Anna M van Eggermond, Michael Schaapveld, Cécile Pm Janus, Jan Paul de Boer, Augustinus Dg Krol, Josée M Zijlstra, Richard Wm van der Maazen, Leontien C Kremer, Monique E van Leerdam, Marieke Wj Louwman, Otto Visser, Marie L De Bruin, Berthe Mp Aleman, Flora E van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors are at increased risk of second malignancies, but few studies have assessed colorectal cancer (CRC) risk after HL treatment. We assessed long-term, subsite-specific CRC risk associated with specific radiation fields and chemotherapy regimens. METHODS: In a Dutch cohort of 3121 5-year HL survivors treated between 1965 and 1995, subsite-specific CRC incidence was compared with general population rates. Treatment effects were quantified by Cox regression analyses...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629607/post-operative-management-of-perforated-appendicitis-can-clinical-pathways-improve-outcomes
#4
Robert R Gerard, Barrett A Kielhorn, Laurence E McCahill, Brent Petersen, Andrew J Mullard
BACKGROUND: We sought to decrease organ space infection (OSI) following appendectomy for perforated acute appendicitis (PAA) by minimizing variation in clinical management. OBJECTIVE: A postoperative treatment pathway was developed and four recommendations were implemented: 1) clear documentation of post-operative diagnosis, 2) patients with unknown perforation status to be treated as perforated pending definitive diagnosis, 3) antibiotic therapy to be continued post operatively for 4-7 days after SIRS resolution, and 4) judicious use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning prior to post-operative day 5...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628948/platelet-hyperaggregability-is-associated-with-decreased-adamts13-activity-and-enhanced-endotoxemia-in-patients-with-acute-cholangitis
#5
Hiroaki Takaya, Hideto Kawaratani, Takuya Kubo, Kenichiro Seki, Yasuhiko Sawada, Kosuke Kaji, Yasushi Okura, Kosuke Takeda, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kei Moriya, Tadashi Namisaki, Akira Mitoro, Masanori Matsumoto, Hiroshi Fukui, Hitoshi Yoshiji
AIM: Insufficient ADAMTS13 activity (ADAMTS13:AC) leads to increased levels of unusually large von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers and causes microcirculatory disturbance and multiple organ failure (MOF). Endotoxin (Et) triggers the activation of coagulation and cytokine cascades, leading to MOF in severe inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Here, we investigated the potential role of endotoxemia-related ADAMTS13 in acute cholangitis. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with acute cholangitis, including 7 with severe acute cholangitis, were recruited in this study...
June 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628413/sir-peter-mansfield-phd
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Paul A Bottomley, Andrew A Maudsley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625648/contrasting-temporal-trends-in-lung-cancer-incidence-by-socioeconomic-status-among-women-in-new-south-wales-australia-1985-2009
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Xue Qin Yu, Qingwei Luo, Clare Kahn, Paul Grogan, Dianne L O'Connell, Ahmedin Jemal
OBJECTIVE: We examined long-term trends in lung cancer incidence for women by socioeconomic groups in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. METHODS: Data on lung cancer incidence for women were extracted from the NSW Cancer Registry database. We divided the study cohort into five quintiles according to an area-based index of education and occupation (IEO) and calculated annual age-standardised incidence rates by IEO quintile for the period 1985-2009. The age-standardised incidence ratio (SIR) was estimated for IEO quintiles and 5-year period of diagnosis using the highest IEO quintile as the reference...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625579/improved-early-detection-of-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department-with-a-novel-monocyte-distribution-width-biomarker
#8
Elliott D Crouser, Joseph E Parrillo, Christopher Seymour, Derek C Angus, Keri Bicking, Liliana Tejidor, Robert Magari, Diana Careaga, JoAnna Williams, Douglas R Closser, Michael Samoszuk, Luke Herren, Emily Robart, Fernando Chaves
BACKGROUND: Sepsis most often presents to the emergency department (ED), and delayed detection is harmful. The white blood count (WBC) is often used to detect sepsis, but changes in WBC size also correspond with sepsis. We sought to determine if volume increases of circulating immune cells adds value to the WBC for early sepsis detection in the ED. METHODS: A blinded, prospective cohort study was conducted in two different ED populations within a large academic hospital...
June 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625260/-predictive-value-of-four-different-scoring-systems-for-septic-patient-s-outcome-a-retrospective-analysis-with-311-patients
#9
Shengbiao Wang, Tao Li, Yunfeng Li, Jianwen Zhang, Xingui Dai
OBJECTIVE: To study the predicting value of four different scoring systems such as the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score, sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score, quick SOFA (qSOFA) score and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) score for the prognosis of septic patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis were conducted. Septic patients in intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Chenzhou form July 1st, 2012 to June 30th, 2016 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
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Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625254/-a-multicenter-confirmatory-study-about-precision-and-practicability-of-sepsis-3
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Xiaotong Hu, Mingjie Wu, Qiang Fang
OBJECTIVE: To clinically validate the precision of diagnostic Sepsis-3 criteria, and to guide and generalize its clinical application. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective observational study was conducted. The patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of 6 tertiary hospitals in Zhejiang Province from January to June 2015 were enrolled, and the patients satisfying the diagnostic criteria of Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 were screened. Population characteristics between the patients satisfying two editions were compared, and the diagnosis accuracy rate in different degree hospitals were investigated...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623827/changes-in-aquatic-microbial-responses-to-c-substrates-with-stream-water-and-sediment-quality-related-to-land-use-pressures
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Marc I Stutter, Jonathan Cains
The degradation of aquatic ecosystems by multiply-acting stressors is a key threat requiring new approaches to identify impairment processes and restoration targets. Heterotrophic respiration of C-substrates can be an integrative indicator of how aquatic ecosystems respond to pollution. We utilised sixteen C-substrates (simple metabolites to dissolved organic matter (DOM)) to characterise substrate induced respiration (SIR) for sediments from sixteen NE Scotland streams covering a range of land use-related pollution pressures...
June 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623045/the-risk-of-malignancy-among-biologic-na%C3%A3-ve-pediatric-psoriasis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-a-us-claims-database
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Yun Gu, Beth L Nordstrom
BACKGROUND: Little published literature exists regarding malignancy risk in pediatric psoriasis patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare malignancy risk in biologic-naïve pediatric psoriasis patients with a matched pediatric population without psoriasis. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used IMS LifeLink Health Plan Claims data covering 1998-2008. Cancer incidence was compared with the US Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data using standardized incidence ratios (SIR), and between cohorts using Cox models...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622920/post-9-11-sarcoidosis-in-wtc-exposed-firefighters-and-emergency-medical-service-workers
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Mayris P Webber, Jennifer Yip, Rachel Zeig-Owens, William Moir, Patompong Ungprasert, Cynthia S Crowson, Charles B Hall, Nadia Jaber, Michael D Weiden, Eric L Matteson, David J Prezant
INTRODUCTION: The World Trade Center (WTC) disaster released a huge quantity and variety of toxicants into the environment. To-date, studies from each of the three major cohorts of WTC-exposed workers have suggested "greater than expected" numbers of post-9/11 cases in some workers. We undertook this study to estimate the incidence of post-9/11 sarcoidosis in ∼13,000 male firefighters and EMS workers enrolled in The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) WTC Health Program; to compare FDNY incidence to rates from unexposed, demographically similar men in the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP); and, to examine rates by level of WTC exposure...
June 7, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619300/clinical-effect-of-traditional-chinese-spinal-orthopedic-manipulation-in-treatment-of-functional-abdominal-pain-syndrome
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Liyang Xing, Liuxin Qu, Hong Chen, Song Gao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect of Traditional Chinese Spinal Orthopedic Manipulation (TCSOM) in treating Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome (FAPS) in comparison with Pinaverium Bromide (Dicetel, PBD), and to assess a possible cause for FAPS. METHODS: 60 cases of FAPS patients were randomly assigned to the TCSOM group and PBD group according to the random number table method. The TCSOM group was treated with thumb pressing manipulation, every other day in the first week, and once every three days in the second week, for 5 times treatments...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617888/position-paper-on-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-romania-2017-part-one
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Liana Gheorghe, Ioan Sporea, Speranţa Iacob, Roxana Şirli, Anca Trifan, Daniela Dobru, Mircea Diculescu, Carol Stanciu, Oliviu Pascu, Monica Acalovschi, Ciprian Brisc, Cristina Cijevschi, Cristian Gheorghe, Zeno Spârchez, Ion Rogoveanu, Dan Dumitrascu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection is a common condition with endemic prevalence in some areas of the world. In Romania the mean prevalence is about 3%. New treatments became available on the market in recent years and new drugs are in the pipeline. A re-evaluation of HCV therapy was considered mandatory. The Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology undertook this task for the practitioners of this country. METHODOLOGY: A group of recognized experts was created who screened the available literature and the major available guidelines...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617884/dynamics-of-liver-stiffness-values-by-means-of-transient-elastography-in-patients-with-hcv-liver-cirrhosis-undergoing-interferon-free-treatment
#17
Ioan Sporea, Raluca Lupușoru, Ruxandra Mare, Alina Popescu, Liana Gheorghe, Speranța Iacob, Roxana Șirli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Liver stiffness (LS) measurement by Transient Elastography (TE) has been widely accepted as a tool for fibrosis assessment. The aim of this study was to assess LS dynamics in a group of patients with HCV liver cirrhosis after interferon free treatment (IFT). METHODS: This two-center clinical trial included 225 patients with compensated HCV cirrhosis (all genotype 1b), who received IFT for 12 weeks. All patients were evaluated by means of TE at the beginning and at the end of treatment (EOT), and a subgroup (170 patients) also 12 weeks after EOT; all of them had sustained viral response (SVR)...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617223/coupling-effects-on-turning-points-of-infectious-diseases-epidemics-in-scale-free-networks
#18
Kiseong Kim, Sangyeon Lee, Doheon Lee, Kwang Hyung Lee
BACKGROUND: Pandemic is a typical spreading phenomenon that can be observed in the human society and is dependent on the structure of the social network. The Susceptible-Infective-Recovered (SIR) model describes spreading phenomena using two spreading factors; contagiousness (β) and recovery rate (γ). Some network models are trying to reflect the social network, but the real structure is difficult to uncover. METHODS: We have developed a spreading phenomenon simulator that can input the epidemic parameters and network parameters and performed the experiment of disease propagation...
May 31, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616886/cancer-incidence-among-boat-building-workers-exposed-to-styrene
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Avima M Ruder, Stephen J Bertke
BACKGROUND: A cancer incidence analysis was conducted on The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health boat-builders cohort exposed to styrene, a possible carcinogen. METHODS: Standardized incidence ratios (SIR) and standardized rate ratios (SRR) were calculated using national and Washington State rates and a person-years analysis program. RESULTS: Among 3704 workers living in Washington State after 1991, when cancer registry case accrual began, 516 first primary diagnoses occurred through 2007...
July 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616291/intensive-blood-pressure-control-in-patients-with-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-raid-study-protocol-for-randomized-controlled-trial
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REVIEW
Jian-Cang Zhou, Nan Zhang, Zhong-Heng Zhang, Ting-Ting Wang, Yue-Feng Zhu, Hui Kang, Wei-Min Zhang, Dong-Lin Li, Wei-Dong Li, Zhen-Jie Liu, Xi-Min Qian, Ming-You Zhang, Jue Wang, Mi Zhou, Zhi-Tao Yang, Yun-Xian Yu, Hang-Yang Li, Jian Zhang, Yong-Gang Wang, Jian-Ping Gao, Lin Ling, Kong-Han Pan
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure control is an essential therapy for patients with acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) and should be maintained throughout the entire treatment. Thus, vast majority current guidelines recommend control the blood pressure to lower than 140/90 mmHg. Theoretically, a much lower target may further decrease the risk of propagation of dissection. However, some argued that too lower blood pressure would compromise the organ perfusion. Thus, there is no unanimous optimal target for blood pressure in patients with ABAD so far...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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