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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232768/modification-of-the-thrombolysis-in-myocardial-infarction-risk-score-for-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain-to-the-emergency-department
#1
Jaimi H Greenslade, Kimberly Chung, William A Parsonage, Tracey Hawkins, Martin Than, John W Pickering, Louise Cullen
OBJECTIVE: To develop a modified Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score to effectively risk stratify patients presenting to the ED with chest pain. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at two metropolitan EDs. Data were obtained during patient interview. The primary outcome was major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) within 30 days of presentation. Two separate modifications of the TIMI score were developed. These scores were compared to the original TIMI in terms of the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve and diagnostic accuracy statistics (sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values)...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230212/a-novel-function-for-the-streptococcus-pneumoniae-aminopeptidase-n-inhibition-of-t-cell-effector-function-through-regulation-of-tcr-signaling
#2
Lance K Blevins, Derek Parsonage, Melissa B Oliver, Elizabeth Domzalski, W Edward Swords, Martha A Alexander-Miller
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) causes a variety of disease states including fatal bacterial pneumonia. Our previous finding that introduction of Spn into an animal with ongoing influenza virus infection resulted in a CD8+ T cell population with reduced effector function gave rise to the possibility of direct regulation by pneumococcal components. Here, we show that treatment of effector T cells with lysate derived from Spn resulted in inhibition of IFNγ and tumor necrosis factor α production as well as of cytolytic granule release...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163414/control-of-antimicrobial-resistance-requires-an-ethical-approach
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REVIEW
Ben Parsonage, Philip K Hagglund, Lloyd Keogh, Nick Wheelhouse, Richard E Brown, Stephanie J Dancer
Ethical behavior encompasses actions that benefit both self and society. This means that tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes an ethical obligation, because the prospect of declining anti-infectives affects everyone. Without preventive action, loss of drugs that have saved lives over the past century, will condemn ourselves, people we know, and people we don't know, to unacceptable risk of untreatable infection. Policies aimed at extending antimicrobial life should be considered within an ethical framework, in order to balance the choice, range, and quality of drugs against stewardship activities...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138293/icare-acs-improving-care-processes-for-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-study-of-cross-system-implementation-of-a-national-clinical-pathway
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Martin P Than, John W Pickering, Jeremy M Dryden, Sally J Lord, S Andrew Aitken, Sally J Aldous, Kate E Allan, Michael W Ardagh, John W N Bonning, Rosie Callender, Laura R E Chapman, Jonathan P Christiansen, Andre P J Cromhout, Louise Cullen, Joanne M Deely, Gerard P Devlin, Katherine A Ferrier, Christopher M Florkowski, Christopher M A Frampton, Peter M George, Gregory J Hamilton, Allan S Jaffe, Andrew J Kerr, G Luke Larkin, Richard M Makower, Timothy J E Matthews, William A Parsonage, W Frank Peacock, Bradley F Peckler, Nicholaas C van Pelt, Louise Poynton, A Mark Richards, Anthony G Scott, Mark B Simmonds, David Smyth, Oliver P Thomas, Andrew C Y To, Stephen A Du Toit, Richard W Troughton, Kim M Yates
BACKGROUND : Efforts to safely reduce length of stay for emergency department patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have had mixed success. Few system-wide efforts affecting multiple hospital emergency departments have ever been evaluated. We evaluated the effectiveness of a nationwide implementation of clinical pathways for potential ACS in disparate hospitals. METHODS : This was a multicenter pragmatic stepped-wedge before-and-after trial in 7 New Zealand acute care hospitals with 31 332 patients investigated for suspected ACS with serial troponin measurements...
November 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131477/a-risk-assessment-score-and-initial-high-sensitivity-troponin-combine-to-identify-low-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-emergency-department
#5
John W Pickering, Dylan Flaws, Stephen W Smith, Jaimi Greenslade, Louise Cullen, William Parsonage, Edward Carlton, A Mark Richards, Richard Troughton, Christopher Pemberton, Peter M George, Martin P Than
OBJECTIVES: Early discharge of patients with presentations triggering assessment for possible acute coronary syndrome is safe when clinical assessment indicates low-risk, biomarkers are negative, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) are non-ischemic. We hypothesized that the Emergency Department Assessment of Chest Pain Score (EDACS) combined with a single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) could allow early discharge of a clinically meaningful proportion of patients. METHODS: We pooled data from 4 patient cohorts from New Zealand and Australia presenting to an ED with symptoms suggestive of ACS...
November 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127948/association-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-concentration-with-cardiac-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
#6
Andrew R Chapman, Kuan Ken Lee, David A McAllister, Louise Cullen, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Andrew Worster, Peter A Kavsak, Stefan Blankenberg, Johannes Neumann, Nils A Söerensen, Dirk Westermann, Madelon M Buijs, Gerard J E Verdel, John W Pickering, Martin P Than, Raphael Twerenbold, Patrick Badertscher, Zaid Sabti, Christian Mueller, Atul Anand, Philip Adamson, Fiona E Strachan, Amy Ferry, Dennis Sandeman, Alasdair Gray, Richard Body, Brian Keevil, Edward Carlton, Kim Greaves, Frederick K Korley, Thomas S Metkus, Yader Sandoval, Fred S Apple, David E Newby, Anoop S V Shah, Nicholas L Mills
Importance: High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I testing is widely used to evaluate patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. A cardiac troponin concentration of less than 5 ng/L identifies patients at presentation as low risk, but the optimal threshold is uncertain. Objective: To evaluate the performance of a cardiac troponin I threshold of 5 ng/L at presentation as a risk stratification tool in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. Data Sources: Systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases from January 1, 2006, to March 18, 2017...
November 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054440/external-validation-of-heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-and-electrocardiography-as-rule-out-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
#7
Christopher B Van Hise, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Martin Than, Joanna Young, Louise Cullen
OBJECTIVE: To externally validate a clinical decision rule incorporating heart fatty acid binding protein (h-FABP), high-sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) and electrocardiogram (ECG) for the detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on presentation to the Emergency Department. We also investigated whether this clinical decision rule improved identification of AMI over algorithms incorporating hs-cTn and ECG only. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study included data from 789 patients from the Brisbane ADAPT cohort and 441 patients from the Christchurch TIMI RCT cohort...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987133/implementing-change-evaluating-the-accelerated-chest-pain-risk-evaluation-acre-project
#8
William A Parsonage, Tanya Milburn, Sarah Ashover, Wade Skoien, Jaimi H Greenslade, Louise McCormack, Louise Cullen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate hospital length of stay (LOS) and admission rates before and after implementation of an evidence-based, accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADP) for patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design, with interrupted time series analysis for the period October 2013 - November 2015. Setting, participants: Adults presenting with chest pain to EDs of 16 public hospitals in Queensland. INTERVENTION: Implementation of the ADP by structured clinical re-design...
August 4, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987132/improved-assessment-of-chest-pain-trial-impact-assessing-patients-with-possible-acute-coronary-syndromes
#9
Louise Cullen, Jaimi H Greenslade, Tracey Hawkins, Chris Hammett, Shanen O'Kane, Kimberley Ryan, Kate Parker, Jessica Schluter, Emily Dalton, Anthony Ft Brown, Martin Than, W Frank Peacock, Allan Jaffe, Peter K O'Rourke, William A Parsonage
OBJECTIVE: To examine the safety and efficacy of the Improved Assessment of Chest pain Trial (IMPACT) protocol, a strategy for accelerated assessment of patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: IMPACT was an intervention trial at a single tertiary referral hospital (Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital) during February 2011 - March 2014. 1366 prospectively recruited patients presenting to the ED with symptoms of suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) were stratified into groups at low, intermediate or high risk of an ACS...
August 4, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975819/surgical-and-clinical-decision-making-in-isolated-long-thoracic-nerve-palsy
#10
Shelley S Noland, Emily M Krauss, John M Felder, Susan E Mackinnon
BACKGROUND: Isolated long thoracic nerve palsy results in scapular winging and destabilization. In this study, we review the surgical management of isolated long thoracic nerve palsy and suggest a surgical technique and treatment algorithm to simplify management. METHODS: In total, 19 patients who required surgery for an isolated long thoracic nerve palsy were reviewed retrospectively. Preoperative demographics, electromyography (EMG), and physical examinations were reviewed...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969808/management-of-atraumatic-posterior-interosseous-nerve-palsy
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REVIEW
Kohila Vani Sigamoney, Abbas Rashid, Chye Yew Ng
The posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) is susceptible to a number of traumatic and atraumatic pathologies. In this article, we aim to review our current understanding of the etiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment options, and published outcomes of atraumatic PIN palsy. In general, the etiology of atraumatic PIN palsy can be divided into mechanical, which is caused by an extrinsic compressive force on the nerve, and nonmechanical, which is caused by an intrinsic inflammatory reaction within the nerve. As per this discussion, there are 3 causes for atraumatic PIN palsy...
October 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967259/solid-state-nanopore-analysis-of-diverse-dna-base-modifications-using-a-modular-enzymatic-labeling-process
#12
Fanny Wang, Osama K Zahid, Brandi E Swain, Derek Parsonage, Thomas Hollis, Scott Harvey, Fred W Perrino, Rahul M Kohli, Ethan W Taylor, Adam R Hall
Many regulated epigenetic elements and base lesions found in genomic DNA can both directly impact gene expression and play a role in disease processes. However, due to their noncanonical nature, they are challenging to assess with conventional technologies. Here, we present a new approach for the targeted detection of diverse modified bases in DNA. We first use enzymatic components of the DNA base excision repair pathway to install an individual affinity label at each location of a selected modified base with high yield...
November 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956267/acute-shoulder-pain-followed-by-shoulder-weakness-and-atrophy-a-characteristic-presentation-of-parsonage-turner-syndrome
#13
Sneha Sundaram, Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926848/-parsonage-turner-syndrome-case-report
#14
Alexander Katzer, Wolf-Peter Niedermauntel, Jörg Rump
Neuralgic amyotrophy of the shoulder (Parsonage-Turner syndrome) is a rare condition of unknown aetiology which manifests as acute neuropathy of the brachial plexus. Diagnosis is based on typical symptoms and physical examination. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging of the affected shoulder and the cervical spine is advisable, in order to distinguish this syndrome from other conditions with similar symptoms. There is no specific treatment for neuralgic amyotrophy, but in about 50 - 67% of cases complete recovery occurs within two to three years, depending on the severity of the symptoms when they first appear...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884231/infant-brachial-neuritis-following-a-viral-prodrome-a-case-in-a-6-month-old-child-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Oliver D Mrowczynski, Sara T Langan, Elias B Rizk
INTRODUCTION: Brachial neuritis, commonly known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome, affects two to three people per 100,000 and presents with pain and weakness of the arm and shoulder. Brachial neuritis is uncommon in infants. METHODS: Here, we present the case of a 6-month old female, who presented with right upper extremity weakness and paresis following a viral prodrome. We also present a summary of all reported cases of brachial neuritis in infants. RESULTS: This is the youngest case of brachial neuritis diagnosed at our institution...
September 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864718/assessment-of-the-2016-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-high-sensitivity-troponin-rule-out-strategy
#16
Edward Watts Carlton, John William Pickering, Jaimi Greenslade, Louise Cullen, Martin Than, Jason Kendall, Richard Body, William A Parsonage, Ahmed Khattab, Kim Greaves
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the limit of detection of high-sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) and Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score combination rule-out strategy suggested within the 2016 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Chest Pain of Recent Onset guidelines and establish the optimal TIMI score threshold for clinical use. METHODS: A pooled analysis of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain and a non-ischaemic ECG, recruited into six prospective studies, from Australia, New Zealand and the UK...
September 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853127/winging-of-the-scapula-diagnosed-as-parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Christine Carroll, Bill Bass
A 24-year-old active duty female Soldier complained of right shoulder burning, stinging, electrical shock-like pain with radiation to the right hand after completing a ruck march. She also complained of swelling and feelings of her cold right hand. Examination showed a deficit in the deltoid, upper trapezius, supraspinatus, and also right winging of the scapula. She also exhibited weakness to right arm, weak right hand grip, and decreased sensation over the dorsal right hand. The right hand was also noticed to be colder to touch than the left one...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843779/endogenous-regulatory-cysteine-sulfenylation-of-erk-kinases-in-response-to-proliferative-signals
#18
Jeremiah D Keyes, Derek Parsonage, Rama D Yammani, LeAnn C Rogers, Chelsea Kesty, Cristina M Furdui, Kimberly J Nelson, Leslie B Poole
ERK-dependent signaling is key to many pathways through which extracellular signals are transduced into cell-fate decisions. One conundrum is the way in which disparate signals induce specific responses through a common, ERK-dependent kinase cascade. While studies have revealed intricate ways of controlling ERK signaling through spatiotemporal localization and phosphorylation dynamics, additional modes of ERK regulation undoubtedly remain to be discovered. We hypothesized that fine-tuning of ERK signaling could occur by cysteine oxidation...
November 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759527/18f-fdg-uptake-in-parsonage-turner-syndrome
#19
Gary Sem Wye Yoong, Arvind Kumar Sinha, Lih Kin Khor, Yazeed Nasser Bin Dous, James Thomas Patrick Decourcy Hallinan
A 55-year-old man with large B-cell lymphoma developed atraumatic left shoulder pain. F-FDG PET/CT revealed new left supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscle uptake while the initial disease resolved. Given the discrepancy between initial disease treatment response and new left shoulder findings, an MRI scan was performed. This demonstrated diffuse supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscle edema and enhancement with no focal lesion. Muscle biopsy was negative for lymphoma, but features of muscle denervation were seen...
October 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739618/atypical-presentation-of-parsonage-turner-syndrome-confounded-by-surgical-rotator-cuff-injury
#20
Dustin Adam Greenhill, Hesham Abdelfattah, Joseph S Torg, Joseph Milo Sewards
Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is a rare neuropathy that commonly presents as unexpected severe shoulder and arm pain that eventually subsides while weakness or paralysis ensues. During exceptions to this classic presentation, confirming PTS can be challenging. Alternative causes of upper extremity pain may confound the diagnostic algorithm. Moreover, objective findings from necessary diagnostic tests depend on when those tests are performed. We present an atypical onset of PTS, whereby the initial presentation of severe neuropathic pain was preceded by mild shoulder pain that should decrease one's clinical suspicion for PTS...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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