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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451883/management-of-post-abortion-complications-in-botswana-the-need-for-a-standardized-approach
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Tadele Melese, Dereje Habte, Billy M Tsima, Keitshokile Dintle Mogobe, Mercy N Nassali
BACKGROUND: Post abortion complications are the third leading cause of maternal death after hemorrhage and hypertension in Botswana where abortion is not legalized. This study aimed at assessing the management of post abortion complications in Botswana. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at four hospitals in Botswana in 2014. Socio-demographic, patient management and outcomes data were extracted from patients' medical records. Descriptive statistics and chi-square test were used to analyze and present the data...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451509/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-blood-volume-changes-in-acute-heart-failure-a-brief-practical-guide
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Paola Ciancetta, Salvatore M Maggiore, Flavia Petrini, Raffaele De Caterina
The correct management of acute heart failure continues to pose diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In particular, administering the right type and dose of fluids and drugs, thus avoiding fluid overload while establishing organ perfusion, is of key importance in stabilizing critical patients and improving prognosis. A correct estimate of the fluid volume status, however, may be difficult, as the invasive evaluation of cardiac filling pressures by cardiac catheterization is limited in routine medical practice, and there is no universal consensus on the best tools for its non-invasive evaluation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450979/guidance-on-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-a-statement-of-the-hope-asia-network
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Kazuomi Kario, Sungha Park, Peera Buranakitjaroen, Yook-Chin Chia, Chen-Huan Chen, Romeo Divinagracia, Satoshi Hoshide, Jinho Shin, Saulat Siddique, Jorge Sison, Arieska Ann Soenarta, Guru Prasad Sogunuru, Jam Chin Tay, Yuda Turana, Lawrence Wong, Yuqing Zhang, Ji-Guang Wang
Hypertension is an important modifiable cardiovascular risk factor and a leading cause of death throughout Asia. Effective prevention and control of hypertension in the region remain a significant challenge despite the availability of several regional and international guidelines. Out-of-office measurement of blood pressure (BP), including home BP monitoring (HBPM), is an important hypertension management tool. Home BP is better than office BP for predicting cardiovascular risk and HBPM should be considered for all patients with office BP ≥ 130/85 mm Hg...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450720/diabetic-kidney-disease-is-there-a-role-for-glycemic-variability
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REVIEW
Savitha Subramanian, Irl B Hirsch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease globally. Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a heterogeneous disorder manifested as albuminuria and/or decreasing GFR. Hyperglycemic burden is the major contributor to the development of DKD. In this article, we review the evidence for the contribution of glycemic variability and the pitfalls associated with use of hemoglobin A1c (A1C), the gold standard for assessment of glucose control, in the setting of DKD. RECENT FINDINGS: Glycemic variability, characterized by swings in blood glucose levels, can result in generation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species, a putative inciting factor for hyperglycemia-induced alterations in intracellular metabolic pathways...
February 15, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449517/-a-case-of-moyamoya-disease-with-postoperative-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome-followed-by-cerebral-infarction-due-to-watershed-shift
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Kimitoshi Sato, Shun Tsudaka, Takanori Miki, Norikata Kobayashi, Taro Yamashita, Kiyoharu Imataka, Takashi Yoshida, Fuminori Shimizu
The concept of "watershed shift"(WS)has been proposed as a cause of the ischemic complications following a superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery(STA-MCA)bypass operation performed for the management of moyamoya disease. Previous reports have observed that only 1.2-5.7% of the patients who underwent a bypass operation for the management of moyamoya disease developed cerebral infarction secondary to the WS phenomenon. To date, the WS phenomenon has not been objectively proven on imaging studies...
February 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449338/status-of-hypertension-in-china-results-from-the-china-hypertension-survey-2012-2015
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Zengwu Wang, Zuo Chen, Linfeng Zhang, Xin Wang, Guang Hao, Zugui Zhang, Lan Shao, Ye Tian, Ying Dong, Congyi Zheng, Jiali Wang, Manlu Zhu, William S Weintraub, Runlin Gao
Background -Although the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) continues to increase in developing countries including China, recent data are lacking. A national wide survey was conducted from October 2012 to December 2015 to assess the prevalence of HTN in China. Methods -A stratified multistage random sampling method was used to obtain a nationally representative sample of 451,755 residents aged ≥18 years from 31 provinces in mainland China from October 2012 to December 2015. Blood pressure (BP) was measured after resting for 5 minutes by trained staff, using a validated oscillometric BP monitor...
February 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448990/open-abdomen-in-liver-transplantation
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T Chan, M S Bleszynski, D S Youssef, M Segedi, S Chung, C H Scudamore, A K Buczkowski
INTRODUCTION: Damage control laparotomy with vacuum assisted closure (VAC) is used for selective cases in trauma. In liver transplantation, VAC has also been applied for management of intra-operative hemorrhage. The primary objective was to evaluate peri-operative blood loss and blood product utilization in VAC compared to primary abdominal closure (PAC) at the index transplant operation. METHODS: Retrospective review of all adults undergoing deceased donor liver transplantation (2007-2011) at a single center tertiary care institution...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448986/continuous-hemoglobin-monitoring-in-pediatric-trauma-patients-with-solid-organ-injury
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Emily Welker, Jennifer Novak, Lindsey Jelsma, Tracy Koehler, Alan Davis, James DeCou, Emily Durkin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Hemoglobin monitoring is required in pediatric trauma patients with solid organ injury. We hypothesized that noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring (NIHM) represents an effective, safe alternative to laboratory hemoglobin (LabHb) monitoring in clinically stable patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted regarding pediatric trauma patients (<18 years old) with blunt solid organ injury over six consecutive months. Continuous NIHM was initiated at the time of admission, and LabHb measurements were obtained per institutional guidelines...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448806/endovascular-treatment-for-the-control-of-active-vaginal-bleeding-from-uterine-cervical-cancer-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Cheng Shi Chen, Sohee Park, Ji Hoon Shin, Yasir Nouri, Jong-Woo Kim, Hyun-Ki Yoon, Gi-Young Ko
Background Endovascular treatment has become a significant therapeutic option for the management of intractable bleeding in gynecologic malignancies. However, the endovascular treatment types were almost never mentioned when active bleeding from different arteries was identified. Purpose To present angiographic details and evaluate clinical efficacy of endovascular treatments to control active vaginal bleeding in uterine cervical cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. Material and Methods In this retrospective study, six, consecutive cervical cancer patients treated with radiotherapy who underwent endovascular treatment for active vaginal bleeding were included...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447935/biofilms-busters-to-improve-the-detection-of-borrelia-using-pcr
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Alexis Lacout, Véronique Dacher, Mostafa El Hajjam, Pierre Yves Marcy, Christian Perronne
Lyme disease is an affection caused by a spirochete infection called Borrelia Burgdorferi which may harbor a varied and misleading clinical symptomatology. The serology tests commonly used for diagnosis show a wide sensitivity varying from 34% to 70,5%, leaving many infected patients with false negative tests. Alternative techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could be helpful but not conclusive enough. Using biofilm busters, such as stevia and serratiopeptidase, could lead to bacterial blood release, thus increasing the spirochete load, making PCR test more sensitive, thus improving the patient's diagnosis and management...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447888/pathogenesis-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-patients-affected-by-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-and-sickle-cell-anaemia-post-allogenic-bone-marrow-transplant
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F Martino, R Di Mauro, K Paciaroni, J Gaziev, C Alfieri, L Greco, R Floris, S Di Girolamo, M Di Girolamo
OBJECTIVES: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) and β -thalassemia major are well-recognized beta-globin gene disorders of red blood cells associated to mortality and morbidity included bone morbidities due to ineffective erythropoiesis and bone marrow expansion, which affect every part of the skeleton. While there are an abundance of described disease manifestations of the head and neck, the manner of paranasal sinuses involvement and its relations to β-thalassemia and SCA process was not studied yet...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447801/a-clinical-pathway-for-the-postoperative-management-of-hypocalcemia-after-pediatric-thyroidectomy-reduces-blood-draws
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Neha A Patel, Randall A Bly, Seth Adams, Kristen Carlin, Sanjay R Parikh, John P Dahl, Scott Manning
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative calcium management is challenging following pediatric thyroidectomy given potential limitations in self-reporting symptoms and compliance with phlebotomy. A protocol was created at our tertiary children's institution utilizing intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels to guide electrolyte management during hospitalization. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a new thyroidectomy postoperative management protocol on two primary outcomes: (1) the number of postoperative calcium blood draws and (2) the length of hospital stay...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447370/management-of-gout-by-uk-rheumatologists-a-british-society-for-rheumatology-national-audit
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Edward Roddy, Jon Packham, Karen Obrenovic, Ali Rivett, Joanna M Ledingham
Objectives: To assess the concordance of gout management by UK rheumatologists with evidence-based best-practice recommendations. Methods: Data were collected on patients newly referred to UK rheumatology out-patient departments over an 8-week period. Baseline data included demographics, method of diagnosis, clinical features, comorbidities, urate-lowering therapy (ULT), prophylaxis and blood tests. Twelve months later, the most recent serum uric acid level was collected...
February 13, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445973/is-heart-rate-response-a-reliable-marker-of-adenosine-induced-coronary-hyperemia
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Bhavik N Modi, Haseeb Rahman, Sara Abou Sherif, Howard Ellis, Kseniia Eruslanova, Amedeo Chiribiri, Divaka Perera
Introduction Growing evidence supports ischemia-guided management of chest pain, with invasive and non-invasive tests reliant upon achieving adenosine-induced coronary hyperemia (defined as increased blood flow to an organ's perfusion bed). In the non-invasive setting, surrogate markers of hyperemia, such as increases in heart rate, are often used, despite not being formally validated. We tested whether heart rate and other non-invasive indices are reliable markers of coronary hyperemia. Methods The first part involved Doppler flow-based validation of the best pressure-wire markers of hyperemia in 53 patients...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445879/role-of-thioredoxin-in-age-related-hypertension
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REVIEW
Kumuda C Das, Venkatesh Kundumani-Sridharan, Jaganathan Subramani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although the roles of oxidant stress and redox perturbations in hypertension have been the subject of several reviews, role of thioredoxin (Trx), a major cellular redox protein in age-related hypertension remains inadequately reviewed. The purpose of this review is to bring readers up-to-date with current understanding of the role of thioredoxin in age-related hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: Age-related hypertension is a major underlying cause of several cardiovascular disorders, and therefore, intensive management of blood pressure is indicated in most patients with cardiovascular complications...
February 14, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444799/salvage-from-cervical-dystocia-in-third-degree-uterovaginal-prolapse-duhrssen-s-incision
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Manju Lata Verma, Vartika Tripathi, Uma Singh, Zakia Rahman
We present a case of a 28-year-old woman second gravida with a full-term pregnancy who presented to us in active phase of labour with third degree uterovaginal prolapse complicated by entrapment of fetal head by dystocia of cervix and fetal distress. Patient was immediately shifted to the operation theatre and prompt delivery was conducted by giving Duhrssen's incision on the highly vascular, oedematous prolapsed cervix. The outcome was an alive and healthy male baby. Duhrssen's incision was stitched with minimal blood loss...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443862/red-tides-mass-casualty-and-whole-blood-at-sea-red-tides
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Benjamin T Miller, Andrew H Lin, Susan C Clark, Andrew P Cap, Joseph J Dubose
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Navy's casualty-receiving ships provide remote damage control resuscitation (RDCR) platforms to treat injured combatants deployed afloat and ashore. We report a significant mass casualty incident aboard the USS Bataan, and the most warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) transfused at sea for traumatic hemorrhagic shock since the Vietnam War. METHODS: Casualty-receiving ships have robust medical capabilities, including a frozen blood bank with packed red blood cells (pRBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443076/optimized-management-of-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Katharina Schregel, Daniel Behme, Ioannis Tsogkas, Michael Knauth, Ilko Maier, André Karch, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Mathias Bähr, Jörn Schäper, José Hinz, Jan Liman, Marios-Nikos Psychogios
This manuscript describes a streamlined protocol for the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke, which aims at the minimization of time from hospital admission to reperfusion. Rapid restoration of cerebral blood flow is essential for the outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke. Endovascular treatment (EVT) has become the standard of care to accomplish this in patients with acute stroke due to large vessel occlusion (LVO). To achieve reperfusion of ischemic brain regions as fast as possible, all in-hospital time delays have to be carefully avoided...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443045/routine-screening-method-for-microparticles-in-platelet-transfusions
#19
Daniel Millar, Larry Murphy, Audrey Labrie, Elisabeth Maurer-Spurej
Platelet inventory management based on screening microparticle content in platelet concentrates is a new quality improvement initiative for hospital blood banks. Cells fragment off microparticles (MP) when they are stressed. Blood and blood components may contain cellular fragments from a variety of cells, most notably from activated platelets. When performing their roles as innate immune cells and major players in coagulation and hemostasis, platelets change shape and generate microparticles. With dynamic light scattering (DLS)-based microparticle detection, it is possible to differentiate activated (high microparticle) from non-activated (low microparticle) platelets in transfusions, and optimize the use of this scarce blood product...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440935/disruption-in-the-diabetic-device-care-market
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REVIEW
Utkarsh Ojha, Raihan Mohammed
As diabetes mellitus (DM) has approached pandemic proportions, the pressure for effective glycemic management is mounting. The starting point for managing and living well with DM involves early diagnosis and monitoring blood glucose levels. Therefore, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) can help patients maintain their blood glucose levels within the appropriate range. The general principle behind the current SMBG method involves a finger prick test to obtain a blood drop, which is applied onto a reagent strip and read by an automated device...
2018: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
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