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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455840/cardiac-surgery-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Yuanjia Zhu, Andrew J Toth, Ashley M Lowry, Eugene H Blackstone, Brian T Hill, Stephanie L Mick
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) undergoing cardiac surgery are limited. Our objectives were to investigate hospital morbidity and mortality after open cardiac surgery in CLL versus non-CLL patients. METHODS: From May 1995 to May 2015, 157 patients with CLL and 55,917 without and older than 47 years underwent elective cardiac surgery at Cleveland Clinic. By Rai criteria, 79 CLL patients (56%) were low risk (class 0), 13 (9...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455308/fluid-therapy-and-outcome-a-prospective-observational-study-in-65-german-intensive-care-units-between-2010-and-2011
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Christian Ertmer, Bernhard Zwißler, Hugo Van Aken, Michael Christ, Fabian Spöhr, Axel Schneider, Robert Deisz, Matthias Jacob
BACKGROUND: Outcome data on fluid therapy in critically ill patients from randomised controlled trials may be different from data obtained by observational studies under "real-life" conditions. We conducted this prospective, observational study to investigate current practice of fluid therapy (crystalloids and colloids) and associated outcomes in 65 German intensive care units (ICUs). In total, 4545 adult patients who underwent intravenous fluid therapy were included. The main outcome measures were 90-day mortality, ICU mortality and acute kidney injury (AKI)...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454380/quality-of-life-satisfaction-and-outcomes-after-ministernotomy-versus-full-sternotomy-isolated-aortic-valve-replacement-quality-avr-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emiliano A Rodríguez-Caulo, Ana Guijarro-Contreras, Juan Otero-Forero, María José Mataró, Gemma Sánchez-Espín, Arantza Guzón, Carlos Porras, Miguel Such, Antonio Ordóñez, José María Melero-Tejedor, Manuel Jiménez-Navarro
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, the use of ministernotomy in cardiac surgery has increased. Quality of life and patient satisfaction after ministernotomy have never been compared to conventional full sternotomy in randomised trials. The aim of the study is to determine if this minimally invasive approach improves quality of life, satisfaction and clinical morbimortality outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN: The QUALITY-AVR trial is a single-blind, single-centre, independent, and pragmatic randomised clinical trial comparing ministernotomy ("J" shaped upper hemisternotomy toward right 4th intercostal space) to full sternotomy in patients with isolated severe aortic stenosis scheduled for elective aortic valve replacement...
February 17, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453624/hydroxyurea-responses-in-clinically-varied-beta-hbe-beta-thalassaemia-and-sickle-cell-anaemia-patients-of-eastern-india
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Tridip Chatterjee, Amit Chakravarty, Sudipa Chakravarty
The haematological and clinical response to hydroxyurea was estimated in HbE-beta, beta thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia patients of Eastern India, with variable clinical severity and transfusion requirement to determine whether hydroxyurea can help these patients to maintain their steady haemoglobin level without blood transfusions. Three hundred patients (189 HbE-beta thalassaemia, 95 beta thalassaemia and 16 other haemoglobinopathies including sickle cell anaemia) were selected for hydroxyurea therapy and were followed up for 48-60 months...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452729/postoperative-pneumonia-among-patients-with-and-without-copd-in-spain-from-2001-to-2015
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Javier de Miguel-Díez, Ana López-de-Andrés, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Isabel Jiménez-Trujillo, Manuel Méndez-Bailón, José María de Miguel-Yanes, Rodrigo Jiménez-García
BACKGROUND: To describe and compare incidence, characteristics and outcomes of postoperative pneumonia among patients with or without COPD. METHODS: We included hospitalized patients aged ≥40 years whose medical diagnosis included pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia in the secondary's diagnosis field and who were discharged from Spanish hospitals from 2001 to 2015. Irrespectively of the position at the procedures coding list, we retrieved data about the type of surgical procedures using the enhanced ICD-9-CM codes...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451943/dual-diagnosis-and-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Mitchell R Klement, Brian T Nickel, Abiram Bala, Colin T Penrose, Cynthia L Green, Samuel S Wellman, Michael P Bolognesi, Thorsten M Seyler
The co-occurrence of a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder (SUD) is common and has been referred to as a "dual diagnosis" (DD). Although studies have independently investigated mental illness alone and SUD alone, few have examined the effects of these entities combined on complications. A search of the Medicare database from 2005 to 2012 identified 2000 DD patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA). They were compared with 86,976 patients with mental illness only and 590,689 controls (no mental illness or SUD)...
February 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451861/induction-of-labor-in-twin-gestation-can-we-predict-success
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Armin S Razavi, Stephen T Chasen, Fiona Chambers, Robin B Kalish
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with a successful induction of labor in twin pregnancies and associated maternal morbidity. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of twin pregnancies ≥24 weeks' gestation undergoing labor induction from 2011 to 2016. The primary outcome was a successful induction of labor. The secondary outcome was a composite of maternal morbidity, including ≥1 of the following: estimated blood loss (EBL) >1500 ml, blood transfusion, hysterectomy, intensive care unit (ICU) admission or maternal death...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451147/perioperative-single-donor-platelet-apheresis-and-red-blood-cell-transfusion-impact-on-90-day-and-overall-survival-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Wei Zheng, Kang-Mei Zhao, Li-Hui Luo, Yang Yu, Sheng-Mei Zhu
Background: Although many previous studies have confirmed that perioperative blood transfusion is associated with poor outcomes after liver transplantation (LT), few studies described the influence of single-donor platelet apheresis transfusion in living donor LT (LDLT). This study aimed to assess the effect of blood products on outcomes for LDLT recipients, focusing on apheresis platelets. Methods: This retrospective study included 126 recipients who underwent their first adult-to-adult LDLT...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450569/pharmacogenomics-in-diabetes-outcomes-of-thiamine-therapy-in-trma-syndrome
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Abdelhadi M Habeb, Sarah E Flanagan, Mohamed A Zulali, Mohamed A Abdullah, Renata Pomahačová, Veselin Boyadzhiev, Lesby E Colindres, Guillermo V Godoy, Thiruvengadam Vasanthi, Ramlah Al Saif, Aria Setoodeh, Amirreza Haghighi, Alireza Haghighi, Yomna Shaalan, Andrew T Hattersley, Sian Ellard, Elisa De Franco
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Diabetes is one of the cardinal features of thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anaemia (TRMA) syndrome. Current knowledge of this rare monogenic diabetes subtype is limited. We investigated the genotype, phenotype and response to thiamine (vitamin B 1 ) in a cohort of individuals with TRMA-related diabetes. METHODS: We studied 32 individuals with biallelic SLC19A2 mutations identified by Sanger or next generation sequencing. Clinical details were collected through a follow-up questionnaire...
February 15, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446825/phytomedicines-medicines-derived-from-plants-for-sickle-cell-disease
#10
REVIEW
Oluseyi Oniyangi, Damian H Cohall
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease, a common recessively inherited haemoglobin disorder, affects people from sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Mediterranean basin, Indian subcontinent, Caribbean and South America. It is associated with complications and a reduced life expectancy. Phytomedicines (medicine derived from plants in their original state) encompass many of the plant remedies from traditional healers which the populations most affected would encounter. Laboratory research and limited clinical trials have suggested positive effects of phytomedicines both in vivo and in vitro...
February 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445113/a-decade-of-progress-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-with-chromosome-5q-deletion
#11
REVIEW
Alan List, Benjamin L Ebert, Pierre Fenaux
There are few instances in oncology where reciprocal clinical and laboratory translation studies have accelerated the understanding of disease biology and treatment more so than the decade following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of lenalidomide (Revlimid TM ; Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ, USA) for the treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and chromosome 5q deletion (del(5q)). Lenalidomide was approved by the FDA in December 2005 on the merits of a multicenter phase 2 study, which demonstrated sustained and prolonged transfusion independence in the majority of participants...
January 30, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443859/over-resuscitation-with-plasma-is-associated-with-sustained-fibrinolysis-shutdown-and-death-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Christine M Leeper, Matthew D Neal, Timothy R Billiar, Jason L Sperry, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: Elevated INR is a marker of poor outcome but not necessarily bleeding or clinical coagulopathy in injured children. Conversely, children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to be hypercoagulable based on rapid thromboelastography (rTEG) parameters. Many clinicians continue to utilize INR as a treatment target. METHODS: Prospective observational study of severely-injured children age<18 with rTEG on arrival and daily thereafter for up to 7 days...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437055/aseptic-revision-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-the-elderly-quantifying-the-risks-for-patients-over-80-years-old
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P Bovonratwet, R Malpani, T D Ottesen, V Tyagi, N T Ondeck, L E Rubin, J N Grauer
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the rate of perioperative complications following aseptic revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients aged ≥ 80 years with that in those aged < 80 years, and to identify risk factors for the incidence of serious adverse events in those aged ≥ 80 years using a large validated national database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent aseptic revision THA were identified in the 2005 to 2015 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database and stratified into two age groups: those aged < 80 years and those aged ≥ 80 years...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436276/utility-of-the-modified-surgical-apgar-score-in-a-head-and-neck-cancer-population
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Kristine E Day, Andrew C Prince, Chee Paul Lin, Benjamin J Greene, William R Carroll
Objective The Surgical Apgar Score (SAS) is a validated postoperative complication prediction model. The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of the SAS in a diverse head and neck cancer population and to compare it with a recently developed modified SAS (mSAS) that accounts for intraoperative transfusion. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Academic tertiary care medical center. Subjects and Methods This study comprised 713 patients undergoing surgery for head and neck cancer from April 2012 to March 2015...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435899/do-drains-contribute-to-pancreatic-fistulae-analysis-of-over-5000-pancreatectomy-patients
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R El Khoury, C Kabir, V K Maker, M Banulescu, M Wasserman, A V Maker
INTRODUCTION: Conflicting evidence exists from randomized controlled trials supporting both increased complications/fistulae and improved outcomes with drain placement after pancreatectomy. The objective was to determine drain practice patterns in the USA, and to identify if drain placement was associated with fistula formation. METHODS: Demographic, perioperative, and patient outcome data were captured from the most recent annual NSQIP pancreatic demonstration project database, including components of the fistula risk score...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434566/assessment-of-platelet-function-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-the-neuro-critical-care-setting
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Caroline Lindblad, Eric Peter Thelin, Michael Nekludov, Arvid Frostell, David W Nelson, Mikael Svensson, Bo-Michael Bellander
Background: Despite seemingly functional coagulation, hemorrhagic lesion progression is a common and devastating condition following traumatic brain injury (TBI), stressing the need for new diagnostic techniques. Multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA) measures platelet function and could aid in coagulopathy assessment following TBI. The aims of this study were to evaluate MEA temporal dynamics, influence of concomitant therapy, and its capabilities to predict lesion progression and clinical outcome in a TBI cohort...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432302/allogeneic-matched-related-donor-bone-marrow-transplantation-for-pediatric-patients-with-severe-aplastic-anemia-using-low-dose-cyclophosphamide-atg-plus-fludarabine
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Chayamon Takpradit, Susan E Prockop, Nancy A Kernan, Andromachi Scaradavou, Kevin Curran, Julianne Ruggiero, Nicole Zakak, Richard J O'Reilly, Farid Boulad
BACKGROUND: The combination of cyclophosphamide (CY) and antithymocyte globulin (ATG) has been used as a standard conditioning regimen for matched related donor transplantation in patients with severe aplastic anemia. PROCEDURE: To decrease the regimen-related toxicity while maintaining appropriate engraftment and survival rates, fludarabine (FLU) was added to the regimen. Four pediatric patients received matched related donor bone marrow transplantation with CY (50 mg/kg×2) (instead of the 50 mg/kg×4 standard dosing), equine ATG (30 mg/kg×3), with the addition of FLU (30 mg/m×4)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431568/characteristics-of-early-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-newly-diagnosed-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
Andry Van de Louw, Ruchi J Desai, Junjia Zhu, David F Claxton
Acute respiratory complications occur frequently during the early phase of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but information on the most severe form, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), is lacking. We retrospectively analyzed 280 patients with newly diagnosed AML in order to describe the incidence, risk factors and early mortality associated with ARDS within 15 d. Univariate and then multivariate analysis were performed. ARDS developed in 9% of patients and was associated with 64% day-30 mortality. White blood cell count on admission was an independent risk factor for ARDS (OR = 1...
February 12, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430440/interaction-between-peri-operative-blood-transfusion-tidal-volume-airway-pressure-and-postoperative-ards-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Ary Serpa Neto, Nicole P Juffermans, Sabrine N T Hemmes, Carmen S V Barbas, Martin Beiderlinden, Michelle Biehl, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Emmanuel Futier, Ognjen Gajic, Samir Jaber, Alf Kozian, Marc Licker, Wen-Qian Lin, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Dinis Reis Miranda, Pierre Moine, Domenico Paparella, Marco Ranieri, Federica Scavonetto, Thomas Schilling, Gabriele Selmo, Paolo Severgnini, Juraj Sprung, Sugantha Sundar, Daniel Talmor, Tanja Treschan, Carmen Unzueta, Toby N Weingarten, Esther K Wolthuis, Hermann Wrigge, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Marcus J Schultz
Background: Transfusion of blood products and mechanical ventilation with injurious settings are considered risk factors for postoperative lung injury in surgical Patients. Methods: A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis was done to determine the independent effects of peri-operative transfusion of blood products, intra-operative tidal volume and airway pressure in adult patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for general surgery, as well as their interactions on the occurrence of postoperative acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429612/the-effect-of-lenalidomide-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-lower-risk-non-del-5q-myelodysplastic-syndromes-results-from-the-mds-005-study
#20
Valeria Santini, Antonio Almeida, Aristoteles Giagounidis, Uwe Platzbecker, Rena Buckstein, C L Beach, Shien Guo, Arman Altincatal, Chengqing Wu, Pierre Fenaux
BACKGROUND: The phase III MDS-005 study compared lenalidomide versus placebo in red blood cell transfusion-dependent (RBC-TD) patients with lower-risk non-del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), ineligible/refractory to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. Lenalidomide-treated patients were more likely to achieve transfusion independence (TI) ≥ 8 weeks (26.9% vs. 2.5%; P < .001) and hemoglobin increase ≥ 1.5 g/dL (19.4% vs. 2.5%) versus placebo. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized 2:1 to oral lenalidomide 10 mg once daily or placebo once daily (both on 28-day cycles)...
February 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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