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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932514/long-term-therapy-with-wu-ling-san-a-popular-antilithic-chinese-herbal-formula-did-not-prevent-subsequent-stone-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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San-Yuan Wu, Huey-Yi Chen, Kao-Sung Tsai, Jen-Huai Chiang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Wen-Chi Chen
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), which is widely used to treat pain and urolithiasis, is a promising therapy for urinary stone prevention. This study investigated the clinical efficacy of a popular CHM, Wu-Ling-San (WLS), in Taiwan for the prophylaxis of recurrent nephrolithiasis as assessed by surgical stone treatment via a nationwide population-based cohort study. The National Health Insurance Research Database, 2000-2010, which included one million patient records. All patients diagnosed with stone disease at the beginning of the study...
2016: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928146/clinical-significance-of-hematuria-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-oral-anticoagulation-therapy
#2
Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
BACKGROUND: Hematuria is a common and important complication in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients on oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT). This study evaluated the clinical significance of hematuria and its relationship with genitourinary disease in AF patients receiving OAT.Methods and Results:Among 20,456 consecutive AF patients who visited a tertiary hospital from January 2005 to April 2015, 5,833 had hematuria. Of these 5,833 patients, 3,798 were on OAT (OAT(+) group) and 2,035 were not (OAT(-) group)...
December 8, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927258/a-case-of-tetanus-secondary-to-an-odontogenic-infection
#3
Majid Darraj, James Stone, Yoav Keynan, Kristjan Thompson, Carolyn Snider
Tetanus is a life-threatening clinical syndrome that commonly presents with muscular spasms, rigidity, and autonomic instability. It is considered rare in industrialized countries, and tetanus occurring secondary to dental abscesses, procedures, or infections has been infrequently reported. We describe the case of a patient inadequately immunized for tetanus, who presented to the emergency department with muscular spasms, rigidity, and autonomic instability in the setting of an odontogenic infection. A clinical diagnosis of tetanus was made and subsequently managed successfully...
December 8, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920983/bacteremic-renal-stone-associated-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-nontypable-haemophilus-influenzae-a-rare-invasive-disease-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#4
Masanao Fujii, Harumi Gomi, Haruhiko Ishioka, Noriko Takamura
Haemophilus species are known to colonize the upper respiratory tract and can cause infections. However Haemophilus influenzae has been rarely described as a cause of genitourinary tract infection. We report a 44-year-old nonimmunocompromised Japanese man with bacteremic pyelonephritis caused by a nontypable H. influenzae associated with a left ureteral calculus. The organism was isolated from both blood and urine cultures. Treatment consisted of 14 days of intravenous ceftriaxone and oral amoxicillin one after than other and insertion of a left ureteral stent...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920935/cerebral-foreign-body-granuloma-in-brain-triggering-generalized-seizures-without-obvious-craniocerebral-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Nina Brawanski, Peter Baumgarten, Jürgen Konczalla, Volker Seifert, Christian Senft
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral foreign body granuloma is rarely reported. We present the case of a male patient with a cerebral foreign body granuloma. CASE DESCRIPTION: Initial admission of a 67-year-old male patient was after an aphasia followed by secondary generalized seizures. Cranial computed tomography (CCT) showed a metal-dense, wedge-shaped foreign body in the range of the frontal sinus on the left side, breaking through the frontal sinus, and creating a connection to the frontal cerebral lobe...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919131/-an-intravesical-foreign-body-after-caesarean-section-and-tissue-fixing-system-tfs-operation-two-case-reports
#6
Kohei Mori, Masahiro Yanagisawa, Kotaro Hirai
Foreign body in the bladder is a relatively rare case. We encountered two cases of foreign bodies in the bladder after gynecological surgery. Case 1 was a 72-year-old woman. When she was 70 years old,an operation for her pelvic organ prolapse was performed. She visited our hospital because of discomfort in urination. We performed a transurethral lithotripsy of the bladder stone and detected a foreign body,and it was an anchor used for the Tissue Fixation System(TFS)operation (a pelvic organ prolapse operation)...
October 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904246/noninvasive-imaging-of-the-biliary-system-relevant-to-percutaneous-interventions
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REVIEW
Stephen Thomas, Kayleen Jahangir
Clinical data such as history, physical examination, and laboratory tests are useful in identifying patients with biliary obstruction and biliary sources of infection. However, if intervention is planned, noninvasive imaging is needed to confirm the presence, location, and extent of the disease process. Currently, the most commonly available and used noninvasive modalities are ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and nuclear medicine hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HIDA). US is quick, portable, readily available, and is commonly the first imaging modality used when biliary pathology is suspected...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902675/infected-congenital-epicardial-cyst-presenting-as-acute-abdomen
#8
Timothy Dribin, Matthew D Files, Erin R Rudzinski, Ron Kaplan, Kimberly P Stone
A previously healthy 3-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, fever, and emesis. Laboratory and radiologic evaluation for causes of acute abdomen were negative; however, review of the abdominal x-ray demonstrated cardiomegaly with the subsequent diagnosis of pericardial cyst by echocardiogram and computed tomography. The patient underwent surgical decompression and attempted removal of the cystic structure revealing that the cyst originated from the epicardium. His abdominal pain and fever resolved postoperatively and he completed a 3-week course of ceftriaxone for treatment of Propionibacterium acnes infected congenital epicardial cyst...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898455/clinical-implications-of-the-microbiome-in-urinary-tract-diseases
#9
Andreas Hiergeist, André Gessner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to outline and evaluate the most recent literature on the role of the microbiome in urinary tract diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: High throughput molecular DNA sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes enabled the analysis of complex microbial communities inhabiting the human urinary tract. Several recent studies have identified bacterial taxa of the urinary microbiome to impact urinary tract diseases including interstitial cystitis, urgency urinary incontinence or calcium oxalate stone formation...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895633/detection-of-sdhb-gene-mutations-in-sdhi-resistant-isolates-of-botrytis-cinerea-using-high-resolution-melting-hrm-analysis
#10
Anastasios Samaras, Panagiotis Madesis, George S Karaoglanidis
Botrytis cinerea, is a high risk pathogen for fungicide resistance development. Pathogen' resistance to SDHIs is associated with several mutations in sdh gene. The diversity of mutations and their differential effect on cross-resistance patterns among SDHIs and the fitness of resistant strains necessitate the availability of a tool for their rapid identification. This study was initiated to develop and validate a high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis for the identification of P225H/F/L//T, N230I, and H272L/R/Y mutations...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892445/drainage-versus-no-drainage-after-elective-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#11
A Sharma, S N Gupta
Background Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for the surgical treatment of cholelithiasis. Routine drainage after elective LC is an issue of considerable debate. Objective To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of drainage in patients undergoing Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Method The study was conducted at the department of surgery in Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur between March 2013 and May 2014. During the period of study, sixty patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gall stone...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886035/developing-a-model-to-estimate-the-probability-of-bacteremia-in-women-with-community-onset-febrile-urinary-tract-infection
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Won Sup Oh, Yeon-Sook Kim, Joon Sup Yeom, Hee Kyoung Choi, Yee Gyung Kwak, Jae-Bum Jun, Seong Yeon Park, Jin-Won Chung, Ji-Young Rhee, Baek-Nam Kim
INTRODUCTION: Among patients with urinary tract infection (UTI), bacteremic cases show higher mortality rates than do nonbacteremic cases. Early identification of bacteremic cases is crucial for severity assessment of patients with febrile UTI. This study aimed to identify predictors associated with bacteremia in women with community-onset febrile UTI and to develop a prediction model to estimate the probability of bacteremic cases. METHODOLOGY: This cross-sectional study included women consecutively hospitalized with community-onset febrile UTI at 10 hospitals in Korea...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872067/in-vitro-activity-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-against-isolates-in-a-phase-3-open-label-clinical-trial-for-complicated-intra-abdominal-and-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-ceftazidime-nonsusceptible-gram-negative-pathogens
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Gregory G Stone, Patricia A Bradford, Paul Newell, Angela Wardman
In vitro activity of ceftazidime-avibactam was evaluated against 341 Gram-negative isolates from 333 patients in a randomized, phase 3 clinical trial of patients with complicated urinary tract or intra-abdominal infections caused by ceftazidime nonsusceptible pathogens (NCT01644643). Ceftazidime-avibactam MIC90 values against Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (including several class B or D enzyme-producers that avibactam does not inhibit) were 1 and 64 μg/ml, respectively. Overall, ceftazidime-avibactam activity against ceftazidime-nonsusceptible isolates was comparable to the activity of ceftazidime-avibactam previously reported against ceftazidime-susceptible isolates...
November 21, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871826/eroded-tape-the-case-for-an-early-vesicoscopy-rather-than-laser-melting
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Philippe Grange, Chryssanthos Kouriefs, Fanourios Georgiades, Stavros Charalambous, Dudley Robinson, Linda Cardozo
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience on vesicoscopic excision of eroded foreign material in the bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The use of xenografts in female urology is becoming more prevalent and so are their complications. Erosion of foreign material into the bladder often goes unrecognized for a long time and patients are troubled by irritative urinary symptoms, recurrent infections and stone formation. The treatment of such erosions is traditionally reported through the transurethral route using LASER or electrocautery to cut the foreign material...
November 18, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869492/risk-factors-for-development-of-primary-bladder-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
K V Manley, R Hubbard, D Swallow, W Finch, S J Wood, S M Biers
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of risk factors for primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the bladder. MATERIALS A total of 90 cases of primary SCC of the bladder were identified through multicentre analysis. Patient demographics, stage and grade of cancer at presentation, management and outcomes were recorded. The presence of known risk factors (catheter use, neuropathic bladder, smoking history, recurrent urinary tract infection and bladder stones) was also documented...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868099/endourologic-and-open-ureterolithotomy-and-common-sheath-reimplant-for-large-bladder-and-distal-ureteral-calculi
#16
Madeline Cancian, Joseph Brito, Joseph Renzulli, Gyan Pareek
A twenty-eight-year-old female with a history of suprapubic pain and recurrent urinary tract infections presents for urology referral with a kidney, ureter, and bladder radiograph showing a 4.4 cm bladder calculus and 6.5 cm distal left ureteral stone. She underwent effective cystolitholapaxy of the bladder stone. Endourologic attempt (left ureteroscopy) was unsuccessful because of ureteral stone burden. Findings at ureteroscopy revealed a duplicated system on the left with the lower pole moiety joining just proximal to the ureteral orifice...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865972/paediatric-urolithiasis-in-emerging-economies
#17
REVIEW
S Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Sajid Sultan, Mirza Naqi Zafar, Sadaf Aba Umar, Bashir Ahmed, S A Anwar Naqvi
BACKGROUND: Paediatric urolithiasis remains endemic in low resource countries. This review highlights the epidemiology, causation and management of urolithiasis in an Asian country in the context of emerging economies. METHODS: A literature review of recent articles with key words paediatric urolithiasis, developing countries, endemic stone disease, stone composition, metabolic risk factors, management of paediatric urolithiasis was undertaken and 51 relevant articles were selected with the main focus on experience of this center in managing stone disease in the last two decades...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862716/development-of-qpcr-systems-to-quantify-shoot-infections-by-canker-causing-pathogens-in-stone-fruits-and-nut-crops
#18
Yong Luo, Stephanie Gu, Dan Felts, Ryan D Puckett, Dave P Morgan, Themis J Michailides
AIMS: To develop real-time PCR assays for quantification of shoot infection levels of canker disease of stone fruits and nut crops caused by six fungal pathogen groups. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study focused on six major canker-causing fungal pathogen groups: Phomopsis spp., Botryosphaeria dothidea, Lasiodiplodia spp., Cytospora spp., Neofusicoccum spp., and Diplodia spp., occurring in stone fruits and nut crops in California. DNA primers were designed to specifically target each of the six pathogen groups after the specificity tests using canker-causing and non-canker-causing pathogens and by using DNA sequences of other species from GenBank using BLAST...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862555/genomic-epidemiology-of-cryptococcus-yeasts-identifies-adaptation-to-environmental-niches-underpinning-infection-across-an-african-hiv-aids-cohort
#19
Mathieu Vanhove, Mathew A Beale, Johanna Rhodes, Duncan Chanda, Shabir Lakhi, Geoffrey Kwenda, Sile Molloy, Natasha Karunaharan, Neil Stone, Thomas S Harrison, Tihana Bicanic, Matthew C Fisher
Emerging infections caused by fungi have become a widely recognized global phenomenon and are causing an increasing burden of disease. Genomic techniques are providing new insights into the structure of fungal populations, revealing hitherto undescribed fine-scale adaptations to environments and hosts that govern their emergence as infections. Cryptococcal meningitis is a neglected tropical disease that is responsible for a large proportion of AIDS-related deaths across Africa; however, the ecological determinants that underlie a patient's risk of infection remain largely unexplored...
October 19, 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861708/high-dose-monthly-vitamin-d-for-prevention-of-acute-respiratory-infection-in-older-long-term-care-residents-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Adit A Ginde, Patrick Blatchford, Keith Breese, Lida Zarrabi, Sunny A Linnebur, Jeffrey I Wallace, Robert S Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for prevention of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in older long-term care residents. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial investigating high-dose vs standard-dose vitamin D from 2010 to 2014. SETTING: Colorado long-term care facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Long-term care residents aged 60 and older (n = 107). INTERVENTION: The high-dose group received monthly supplement of vitamin D3 100,000 IU, the standard-dose group received a monthly placebo (for participants taking 400-1,000 IU/d as part of usual care) or a monthly supplement of 12,000 IU of vitamin D3 (for participants taking <400 IU/d as part of usual care)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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