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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339769/incidence-and-potential-risk-factors-for-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-an-emergency-department-of-surgery
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Marie Stenlund, Rune Sjödahl, R N Pia Yngman-Uhlin
Objective: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is associated with high mortality and is the second most common nosocomial infection. The aim of this study was to calculate the incidence and to identify potential risk factors for HAP in an emergency ward for surgical patients admitted because of acute abdomen or trauma. Design: A structured review of medical records was conducted. Patients diagnosed with pneumonia >48 h after admittance, were compared with a randomly chosen age-matched reference group...
February 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338894/establishment-of-radiation-doses-for-pediatric-x-ray-examinations-in-a-large-pediatric-hospital-in-turkey
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T Olgar, T Sahmaran
Pediatric patients are more sensitive to ionizing radiation when compared with adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiation doses for some common pediatric x-ray examinations performed with various digital radiography systems. Quality control tests of the digital radiography systems were carried out according to international published protocols before the pediatric dose measurements. Radiation dose measurement was performed by using the x-ray tube outputs and thermoluminescent dosimeter dose measurement methods...
February 25, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338614/unintentional-injuries-and-violence-among-adults-in-northern-jordan-a-hospital-based-retrospective-study
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Manal M Alzghoul, Mohammed K Shakhatreh, Nihaya Al-Sheyab
Injuries (unintentional and intentional) are the main cause of death and disability worldwide, including Jordan. The main purpose of this hospital-based retrospective study was to identify characteristics, causes, and risk factors of unintentional injuries and violence among all adult patients who approached the Accidents and Emergency department because of injury in Northern Jordan. Data were collected retrospectively from four major hospitals from January 2008 to January 2013. A total of 2425 Jordanian individuals who accessed and were treated by the four hospitals were included in this study...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338592/open-abdomen-with-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-in-patients-with-complicated-diffuse-secondary-peritonitis-a-single-center-8-year-experience
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Matti Tolonen, Panu Mentula, Ville Sallinen, Suvi Rasilainen, Minna Bäcklund, Ari Leppäniemi
BACKGROUND: Open abdomen (OA) treatment in patients with peritonitis is increasing worldwide. Various temporary abdominal closure devices are being used. This study included patients with complicated diffuse secondary peritonitis, OA, and vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM). The aim of this study was to describe mortality and major morbidity in terms of delayed primary fascial closure (DPFC) and enteroatmospheric fistula rates. METHODS: This was a single academic center retrospective study of consecutive patients with diffuse peritonitis, OA, and VAWCM between years 2008-2016...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338159/-application-of-multimodal-analgesia-in-radical-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-patients-a-prospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study
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Wei Zhang, Ka Li, Weihan Zhang, Fei Liu, Kai Liu, Xiaohai Song, Xinzu Chen, Kun Yang, Jiankun Hu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the postoperative analgesia efficacy, rehabilitation parameters and complication between multimodal analgesia and traditional analgesia after radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer patients. METHODS: Patients with gastric cancer who underwent surgery in our hospital from October 2016 to December 2016 were enrolled in this prospective study. According to the non-randomized method, patients were assigned to multimodal analgesia group(n=32) and traditional analgesia group(n=33) in gastric cancer treatment team A and B in Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337367/a-case-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-with-para-aortic-lymph-node-metastasis-from-co-occurring-prostate-cancer
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Miyeong Park, Sang-Ho Jeong, Young-Joon Lee, Ji-Ho Park, Sang-Kyung Choi, Soon-Chan Hong, Eun-Jung Jung, Young-Tae Ju, Chi-Young Jeong, Jeong-Hee Lee, Woo-Song Ha
An 84-year-old man was diagnosed with two synchronous adenocarcinomas, a Borrmann type IV advanced gastric adenocarcinoma in his antrum and a well-differentiated Borrmann type I carcinoma on the anterior wall of the higher body of his stomach. Pre-operatively, computed tomography of the abdomen revealed the presence of advanced gastric cancer with peri-gastric and para-aortic lymph node (LN) metastasis. He planned for palliative total gastrectomy owing to the risk of obstruction by the antral lesion. We performed a frozen biopsy of a para-aortic LN during surgery and found that the origin of the para-aortic LN metastasis was from undiagnosed prostate cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337353/gastric-duplication-a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-vomiting
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Brahmananda Koduri, Katie McHale, Christina Yost, Michael H Goodman, Dennis Hoelzer
Vomiting is a physical finding that can occur at any age but presents the greatest challenge when it is recurrent in a child. The etiology is varied (Sieunarine and Manmohansingh, 1989; Suzuki, 1982), and recurrent vomiting can be a symptom of life threatening medical or surgical emergencies. Early recognition is mandatory for preventing delay in management and potential complications. Gastric duplication is rare and mostly diagnosed in infancy with only a few cases documented in the medical literature presenting in childhood...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337350/seat-belt-compression-appendicitis-following-motor-vehicle-collision
#8
Muhammad Faisal Khilji, Qazi Zia Ullah
Appendicitis and trauma both present in emergency department commonly but their presentation together in the same patient is unusual. We present a case of a middle-aged man brought by emergency medical services (EMS) to the emergency department with complaints of abdominal pain after he was involved in motor vehicle collision. He was perfectly fine before the accident. His primary survey was normal. Secondary survey revealed tenderness in right iliac fossa with seat belt mark overlying it. Computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis was performed which showed 8 mm thickening of appendix with minimal adjacent fat stranding...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335674/an-unexpected-cause-of-transient-diarrhea
#9
Yoen-Young Chuah, Yeong-Yeh Lee, Tzung Jiun Tsai
Migration of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube to colon with gastro-colonic-cutaneous fistula formation is a rare complication of the procedure. Transient episodic diarrhea following each PEG tube feeding is typical of this complication. We present a 72-year-old man with cerebrovascular disease and scoliosis who encountered episodes of transient diarrhea after each PEG tube feeding. His diarrhea was refractory to medications. Colonoscopy demonstrated a mal-positioned PEG in the transverse colon...
March 24, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334024/opposite-effects-of-5-ht-akh-and-octopamine-on-the-crop-contractions-in-adult-drosophila-melanogaster-evidence-of-a-double-brain-gut-serotonergic-circuitry
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Paolo Solari, Nicholas Rivelli, Francescaelena De Rose, Lorenzo Picciau, Ludovico Murru, John G Stoffolano, Anna Liscia
This study showed that in adult Drosophila melanogaster, the type of sugar-either present within the crop lumen or in the bathing solution of the crop-had no effect on crop muscle contraction. What is important, however, is the volume within the crop lumen. Electrophysiological recordings demonstrated that exogenous applications of serotonin on crop muscles increases both the amplitude and the frequency of crop contraction rate, while adipokinetic hormone mainly enhances the crop contraction frequency. Conversely, octopamine virtually silenced the overall crop activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333904/-intestinal-endometriosis-a-case-report
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Sławomir Krzemiński
Endometriosis intestines due to its non-specific symptoms can pose diagnostic problems, a lack of or incorrect treatment worsens the quality of life, sometimes leading to serious complications. The differential diagnosis of abdominal pain, especially in patients of reproductive age should be taken disease into account. Often abdominal pain in young women are classified as a functional gastrointestinal disorder, and only carefully collected intelligence allows you to focus on the diagnosis of endometriosis, especially if the symptoms significantly impair quality of life...
March 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333359/cryolipolysis-for-nonsurgical-reduction-of-fat-in-the-lateral-chest-wall-post-mastectomy
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Jennifer L Harrington, Peter J Capizzi
Background: Many patients that have undergone mastectomy surgery are left with residual lateral fat under the arm. While the fat may be associated with pain and cause undesirable bulges in clothing and skin irritation, most post-mastectomy patients are not interested in additional surgery. Objectives: Cryolipolysis is a nonsurgical procedure for fat reduction. The procedure is typically performed for aesthetic improvement in the abdomen, thighs, and flanks, but cryolipolysis was explored in this study for reconstructive purposes...
March 15, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332863/male-and-female-worldsid-and-post-mortem-human-subject-responses-in-full-scale-vehicle-tests
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Narayan Yoganandan, John Humm, Frank Pintar, Heather Rhule, Kevin Moorhouse, Brian Suntay, Jim Stricklin, Rodney Rudd, Matthew Craig
Structured ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the responses of male and female WorldSID dummies with post mortem human subject (PMHS) responses in full-scale vehicle tests. METHODS: Tests were conducted according to the FMVSS-214 protocols and using the United States Side impact New Car Assessment Program change in velocity to match PMHS experiments, published earlier. Moving deformable barrier (MDB) tests were conducted with the male and female surrogates in the left front and left rear seats...
March 23, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332822/screening-of-wolbachia-endosymbiont-infection-in-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-using-attenuated-total-reflection-mid-infrared-spectroscopy
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Aazam Khoshmanesh, Dale Christensen, David Perez-Guaita, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Scott L O'Neill, Don McNaughton, Bayden R Wood
Dengue fever is the most common mosquito transmitted viral infection afflicting humans, estimated to generate around 390 million infections each year in over 100 countries. The introduction of the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia into Aedes aegypti mosquitoes has the potential to greatly reduce the public health burden of the disease. This approach requires extensive PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing of the Wolbachia-infection status of mosquitoes in areas where Wolbachia-A. aegypti are released. Here we report the first example of small organism mid-infrared spectroscopy where we have applied Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy and multivariate modelling methods to determine sex, age and the presence of Wolbachia (wMel strain) in laboratory mosquitoes and sex and age in field mosquitoes...
March 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332406/continuous-glucose-monitor-interference-with-commonly-prescribed-medications
#15
Ananda Basu, Michael Q Slama, Wayne T Nicholson, Loralie Langman, Thomas Peyser, Rickey Carter, Rita Basu
BACKGROUND: Reliability of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) is a prerequisite for therapeutic dosing of insulin without the need for confirmatory blood glucose meter measurements. Interference of CGMs with commonly prescribed substances has not been extensively evaluated. METHODS: We sought to undertake a novel pilot study to determine the susceptibility of FDA-approved CGM systems (Medtronic Guardian Sof-Sensor, Dexcom G4 Platinum) to erroneous readings in the presence of common medications...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332211/a-multi-channel-block-matching-denoising-algorithm-for-spectral-photon-counting-ct-images
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Adam P Harrison, Ziyue Xu, David A Bluemke, Amir Pourmorteza, Daniel J Mollura
PURPOSE: We present a denoising algorithm designed for a whole-body prototype photon-counting computed tomography (PCCT) scanner with up to 4 energy thresholds and associated energy-binned images. METHODS: Spectral PCCT images can exhibit low signal to noise ratios (SNRs) due to the limited photon counts in each simultaneously-acquired energy bin. To help address this, our denoising method exploits the correlation and exact alignment between energy bins, adapting the highly-effective block-matching 3D (BM3D) denoising algorithm for PCCT...
March 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331809/persistent-mullerian-duct-syndrome-presenting-in-an-incarcerated-recurrent-inguinal-hernia-with-hydrocele
#17
Lauren Pulido, Gosta Iwasiuk, Michael Sparkuhl, Dang Bui, Haley Springs
Hernia uteri inguinalis (HUI) is one of the rarest causes of male pseudo-hermaphroditism worldwide. We report the case of a 49-year-old male with discovery of this anomaly during inguinal hernia repair. A 49-year-old man presented to the clinic for recurrent inguinal hernia with enlarging left scrotum consistent with hydrocele on imaging. Upon exploration of the left groin, the left testis was pulled up into the abdomen, revealing a uterus, fallopian tube, and a second atrophic testis. Despite the rarity of HUI, the differential diagnosis for inguinal hernia with associated cryptorchidism and/or hydrocele should include this rare form of pseudohermaphroditism...
May 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331804/infected-ascites-distinguishing-secondary-peritonitis-from-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-classic-symptoms
#18
Marvin Louis Roy Lu, Akanksha Agarwal, Josh Sloan, Aaron Kosmin
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis can be differentiated from secondary bacterial peritonitis by the absence of a surgically treatable intra-abdominal source of infection. However, oftentimes this is unapparent and other clinical clues need to be sought after to make the right diagnosis. CASE: A 64-year-old woman was admitted because of three days of worsening diffuse abdominal pain and distention. She was morbidly obese and had a history of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331569/an-unusual-diagnosis-for-persistent%C3%A2-diarrhoea-and-vomiting
#19
James Nott, Asad Khan, Ravi Madhotra, George MacFaul, Kamran Rostami
Identifying the etiology of chronic diarrhoea might be challenging in some patients, and before a diagnosis is made these patients may spend a substantial length of time with unresolved symptoms leading to uncertainty and anxiety that is severely impairing their life quality. A 45-year-old female was referred by her general practitioner with a 5-year history of increasingly frequent episodes of cyclical diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and intermittent palpitations. Contrast CT Abdomen/Pelvis revealed a 36x33x46 mm mass in the aorto caval region of her retro-peritoneum, just above the bifurcation...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331532/vitamin-d-a-possible-modifying-factor-linking-obesity-to-vascular-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
#20
Jwa-Kyung Kim, Mi Jin Park, Young Rim Song, Hyung Jik Kim, Sung Gyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for increased cardiovascular disease. Whether vitamin D deficiency modifies this association is unclear. Here, we examined the association of obesity and vitamin D deficiency with vascular calcification score (VCS) in incident end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 213 ESRD patients. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels below 10 ng/mL, and obesity was defined as a percentage of body fat (PBF) higher than the sex-specific median value in the cohort (>26...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
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