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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148002/targeting-zero-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-matched-case-control-study
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Daniele G Biasucci, Mauro Pittiruti, Alessandra Taddei, Enzo Picconi, Alessandro Pizza, Davide Celentano, Marco Piastra, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Giorgio Conti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new three-component 'bundle' for insertion and management of centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs), designed to minimize catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in critically ill children. METHODS: Our 'bundle' has three components: insertion, management, and education. Insertion and management recommendations include: skin antisepsis with 2% chlorhexidine; maximal barrier precautions; ultrasound-guided venipuncture; tunneling of the catheter when a long indwelling time is expected; glue on the exit site; sutureless securement; use of transparent dressing; chlorhexidine sponge dressing on the 7th day; neutral displacement needle-free connectors...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148000/the-feasibility-and-safety-of-piccs-accessed-via-the-superficial-femoral-vein-in-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Yonghui Wan, Yuxin Chu, Yanru Qiu, Qian Chen, Wei Zhou, Qibin Song
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and safety of the peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) accessed via the superficial femoral vein in patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). METHODS: From October 2010 to December 2014, 221 cancer patients with SVCS in our center received real-time ultrasound-guidance of the superficial femoral vein inserted central catheters (FICCs) at the mid-thigh. PICC insertion via upper extremity veins had also been investigated in 2604 cancer patients without SVCS as control...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139030/potential-risk-factors-for-reactive-arthritis-and-persistence-of-symptoms-at-2%C3%A2-years-a-case-control-study-with-longitudinal-follow-up
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Helga Raquel Garcia Ferrer, Alexander Azan, Isa Iraheta, Joan Von Feldt, Luis R Espinoza, Julia Manasson, Jose U Scher, Abraham Garcia Kutzbach, Alexis Ogdie
The objective of the study is to determine the risk factors for the development of reactive arthritis (ReA) and examine the factors associated with the persistence of symptoms. Patients with a new diagnosis of ReA and controls with a gastrointestinal (GI), urogenital, or sexually transmitted infection in the 3-6 months prior to study entry were prospectively enrolled in Guatemala City. ReA patients fulfilled the Assessment in Spondyloarthritis International Society criteria for peripheral spondyloarthropathy (SpA)...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099329/the-influence-of-carbon-dioxide-pneumoperitoneum-on-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-and-bacterial-translocation-in-patients-with-bacterial-peritonitis-caused-by-acute-appendicitis
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Huaidu Peng, Junshuo Zhang, Chudong Cai, Xi Fang, Junwei Wu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the influence of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum (CDP) on system inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and bacterial translocation (BT) in patients with bacterial peritonitis (BP) caused by acute appendicitis (AA). METHODS: Eighty-six consecutive subjects were randomly divided into the laparoscopy and laparotomy groups (n = 44 and n = 42, respectively). The levels of white blood cells (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) of the 2 groups were tested preoperatively and at days 1, 2, and 4 after surgery...
November 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073348/gut-microbiota-perturbations-in-reactive-arthritis-and-post-infectious-spondyloarthritis
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Julia Manasson, Nan Shen, Helga R Garcia Ferrer, Carles Ubeda, Isa Iraheta, Adriana Heguy, Joan M Von Feldt, Luis R Espinoza, Abraham Garcia Kutzbach, Leopoldo N Segal, Alexis Ogdie, Jose C Clemente, Jose U Scher
OBJECTIVE: Reactive arthritis (ReA) is an inflammatory disorder occurring several weeks after gastrointestinal or genitourinary infections. HLA-B27 positivity is considered a risk factor, though not necessarily predictive of disease incidence. Among non-genetic factors, the intestinal microbiome may play a role in disease susceptibility. The objective of this study was to characterize the gut microbiota and host gene interactions in ReA and post-infectious spondyloarthritis. METHODS: Adult peripheral spondyloarthritis and control subjects with preceding infections that did not develop arthritis were prospectively recruited from a highly prevalent geographic region...
October 26, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072571/efficacy-of-thermobalancing-therapy-for-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-confirmed-by-clinical-study-may-suggest-etiology-and-pathophysiology-of-this-disease
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Simon Allen, Ivan Gerasimovich Aghajanyan
INTRODUCTION: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) type-III is a common disorder characterized by pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms in the absence of active infection. The aim of this clinical study is to evaluate the results of thermobalancing therapy (TT) and to discus the possible etiology and pathophysiology of CP/CPPS. METHODS: 45 patients with CP/CPPS used TT by applying therapeutic device, namely Dr Allen's therapeutic device (DATD), for six months as monotherapy...
November 11, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029247/plasmodium-falciparum-infection-early-in-pregnancy-has-profound-consequences-for-foetal-growth
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Christentze Schmiegelow, Sungwa Matondo, Daniel T R Minja, Mafalda Resende, Caroline Pehrson, Birgitte Bruun Nielsen, Raimos Olomi, Morten A Nielsen, Philippe Deloron, Ali Salanti, John Lusingu, Thor G Theander
Malaria during pregnancy constitutes a large health problem in endemic areas. WHO recommends that interventions are initiated at the first antenatal visit, and these improve pregnancy outcomes. This study evaluated foetal growth by ultrasound and birth outcomes in women who were infected prior to the first antenatal visit (gestational age, GA<120 days) and not later in pregnancy. Compared to uninfected controls, women with early P. falciparum exposure had retarded intrauterine growth between a GA of 212 and 253 days (mean weight gain reduction: 107g [26;188], P=0...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018183/a-case-of-left-renal-vein-ligation-in-a-patient-with-solitary-left-kidney-undergoing-liver-transplantation-to-control-splenorenal-shunt-and-improve-portal-venous-flow
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Rodrigo B Martino, Eserval Rocha Júnior, Valdano Manuel, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Luis Augusto C D'Albuquerque, Wellington Andraus
BACKGROUND Adequate portal venous flow is required for successful liver transplantation. Reduced venous flow and blood flow 'steal' by collateral vessels are a concern, and when there is a prominent splenorenal shunt present, ligation of the left renal vein has been recommended to improve portal venous blood flow. CASE REPORT A 51-year-old man who had undergone right nephrectomy in childhood required liver transplantation for liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990161/real-time-ultrasound-guided-axillary-vein-cannulation-in-children-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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E-H Kim, J-H Lee, I-K Song, H-S Kim, Y-E Jang, S-N Choi, J-T Kim
The axillary vein is a good site for ultrasound-guided central venous cannulation in terms of infection rate, patient comfort and its anatomical relationship with the clavicle and lungs. We compared real-time ultrasound-guided axillary vein cannulation with conventional infraclavicular landmark-guided subclavian vein cannulation in children. A total of 132 paediatric patients were randomly allocated to either ultrasound-guided axillary vein (axillary group) or landmark-guided subclavian vein (landmark group)...
October 9, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964958/hepatitis-b-virus-reactivation-after-heart-transplant-incidence-and-clinical-impact
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Martina Vitrone, Domenico Iossa, Luca Rinaldi, Pia Clara Pafundi, Rosa Molaro, Antonio Parrella, Roberto Andini, Enrico Ragone, Ciro Maiello, Rosa Zampino, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni
BACKGROUND: Occult hepatitis B infection consists of persistence of HBV genomes in hepatocytes,absence of serum HBsAg, low/undetectable serum HBVDNA. Reactivation of HBV infection may occur during immunosuppression, but few data are available in heart transplant. OBJECTIVES: We followed-up heart recipients with or without markers of previous HBV infection,evaluating prevalence of HBV markers, incidence of HBV reactivation and its virological and clinical features...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962552/protocol-and-baseline-data-for-a-multi-year-cohort-study-of-the-effects-of-different-mass-drug-treatment-approaches-on-functional-morbidities-from-schistosomiasis-in-four-african-countries
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Ye Shen, Charles H King, Sue Binder, Feng Zhang, Christopher C Whalen, W Evan Secor, Susan P Montgomery, Pauline N M Mwinzi, Annette Olsen, Pascal Magnussen, Safari Kinung'hi, Anna E Phillips, Rassul Nalá, Josefo Ferro, H Osvaldo Aurelio, Fiona Fleming, Amadou Garba, Amina Hamidou, Alan Fenwick, Carl H Campbell, Daniel G Colley
BACKGROUND: The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) focus is on randomized trials of different approaches to mass drug administration (MDA) in endemic countries in Africa. Because their studies provided an opportunity to evaluate the effects of mass treatment on Schistosoma-associated morbidity, nested cohort studies were developed within SCORE's intervention trials to monitor changes in a suite of schistosomiasis disease outcomes. This paper describes the process SCORE used to select markers for prospective monitoring and the baseline prevalence of these morbidities in four parallel cohort studies...
September 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957335/fetal-skin-as-a-pro-inflammatory-organ-evidence-from-a-primate-model-of-chorioamnionitis
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Suppawat Boonkasidecha, Paranthaman Senthamarai Kannan, Suhas G Kallapur, Alan H Jobe, Matthew W Kemp
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine infection is a primary cause of preterm birth and fetal injury. The pro-inflammatory role of the fetal skin in the setting of intrauterine infection remains poorly characterized. Whether or not inflammation of the fetal skin occurs in primates remains unstudied. Accordingly, we hypothesized that: i) the fetal primate skin would mount a pro-inflammatory response to preterm birth associated pro-inflammatory agents (lipopolysaccharides from Escherichia coli, live Ureaplasma parvum, interleukin-1β) and; ii) that inhibiting interleukin-1 signaling would decrease the skin inflammatory response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934953/increased-prevalence-of-renal-cysts-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Daveena Meeks, Arunraj Navaratnarajah, Emma Drasar, Ounali Jaffer, C Jason Wilkins, Swee Lay Thein, Claire C Sharpe
BACKGROUND: Early detection and interventions have enabled patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) to live well into adulthood. Consequently, the chronicity of SCD allows for the insidious manifestation of multisystem complications, including renal damage. Cystic renal lesions are commonly incidentally discovered on ultrasound and computerised tomography (CT) imaging of the abdomen. Most are benign simple cysts, however, difficulties may be encountered if infection, rupture, haemorrhage or cancerous changes develop...
September 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932957/fluoroscopy-vs-ultrasound-guided-aspiration-techniques-in-the-management-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-which-is-the-best
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Filippo Randelli, Marco Brioschi, Pietro Randelli, Federico Ambrogi, Silvana Sdao, Alberto Aliprandi
BACKGROUND: Fluid samples obtained from an affected joint still play a central role in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). It is the only preoperative test able to discover the causative microbiological agent. In the hip, fluid aspiration can be performed through fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or, less commonly, computed tomography. However, there is still a lack of consensus on which method is preferable in terms of efficacy and costbenefit. PURPOSES: We, therefore, asked whether (1) the benefits in terms of sensitivity and specificity and (2) the costs were comparable between fluoroscopy- and ultrasound-guided joint aspirations in a suspicious of hip PJI...
September 20, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888355/the-correlation-of-controlled-attenuation-parameter-results-with-ultrasound-identified-steatosis-in-real-world-clinical-practice
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Yi-Hao Yen, Jung-Fu Chen, Cheng-Kun Wu, Ming-Tsung Lin, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Ming-Chao Tsai, Jung-Ting Lin, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a method for measuring steatosis based on FibroScan. Despite observer dependency, ultrasound (US) robustly diagnoses moderate and severe steatosis. Here, we aimed to evaluate the correlation of CAP with US-identified steatosis in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: CAP and US were performed for 1554 chronic liver disease (CLD) patients. CAP was performed by two technicians, and US was performed by 30 hepatologists...
November 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884235/a-cross-sectional-survey-comparing-a-free-treatment-program-for-advanced-schistosomiasis-japonica-to-a-general-assistance-program
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Langui Song, Xiaoying Wu, Beibei Zhang, Jiahua Liu, An Ning, Zhongdao Wu
The prevalence and intensity of schistosomiasis has dropped dramatically in China due to an effective integrated control program. However, advanced schistosomiasis is becoming a key challenge on the road to elimination. The aims of this study were to compare the disease condition between advanced cases under the general assistance program (GAP) and free treatment program (FTP) and to determine whether the FTP should be popularized to provide an objective reference for policymakers in China's advanced schistosomiasis control program...
November 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874628/ureterocele-fenestration-with-holmium-laser-in-neonates
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Predrag Ilic, Mirjana Jankovic, Maja Milickovic, Slobodan Dzambasanovic, Vladimir Kojovic
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of holmium-laser fenestration of intravesical ureteroceles in neonatal period. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the results of the holmium-laser puncture in ten neonates with intravesical ureterocele, between September 2013 and September 2016. Laser probe was placed through the cystoscope to the lowest and medial portion of the ureterocele, near the bladder floor. Few punctures (4 to 8) were made, until ureterocele has been collapsed...
June 23, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855226/antibiotics-for-performing-voiding-cystourethrogram-a-randomised-control-trial
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Rajiv Sinha, Subhasis Saha, Biplab Maji, Yincent Tse
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether antibiotic reduces voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)-associated urinary tract infection (UTI). DESIGN: Open-labelled randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary paediatric nephrology centre. PATIENTS: 120 children (age 2 months-5 years) undergoing VCUG. INTERVENTIONS: Children were randomised into group A (antibiotic, n=72) or group B (no antibiotic, n=48) in 3:2 ratio...
August 30, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836084/effect-of-ultrasonic-irradiation-on-bacterial-biofilms
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Harumi Koibuchi, Yasutomo Fujii, Yoshikazu Hirai, Takashi Mochizuki, Kohji Masuda, Kazuhiko Kotani, Toshiyuki Yamada, Nobuyuki Taniguchi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the effect of ultrasonic irradiation on biofilm produced by Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis), which causes central venous catheter-related infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis, ATCC 35984 RP 62A) was used in this study. First, biofilm was prepared from S. epidermidis on the bottom of the upper left well of a 6-well plate. Next, the biofilm was irradiated for 24 h with 1-MHz ultrasound (US) in the continuous wave mode to serve as the US irradiation group...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821388/a-case-control-analysis-investigating-risk-factors-and-outcomes-for-nephrocalcinosis-and-renal-calculi-in-neonates
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Melissa Huynh, Roderick Clark, Jenny Li, Guido Filler, Sumit Dave
INTRODUCTION: Studies on outcomes and risk factors for neonatal nephrocalcinosis (NC) and renal calculi (RC) are limited, and often do not include controls for comparison. We conducted a case-control analysis to identify risk factors associated with NC and/or RC in neonates and studied the natural course of these anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: Infants diagnosed with NC/RC on ultrasound within the first year of life and corresponding gestational age- and gender-matched controls were identified from the neonatal intensive care unit database at our institution over a 10-year period...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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