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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/100001003/emergency-management-of-sepsis-the-simple-stuff-saves-lives
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David Sweet, Julian Marsden, Kendall Ho, Christina Krause, James A Russell
Many emergency departments have implemented sepsis protocols since the 2001 publication of results from the early goal-directed therapy trial, which showed early targeted resuscitation lowers mortality. As part of an attempt to improve clinical and operational outcomes for emergency departments across British Columbia, we reviewed sepsis management literature and considered sepsis protocol implementation in the province’s emergency departments. During the literature review we found that many observational studies confirmed an association between implementation of emergency sepsis protocols and decreased mortality...
May 2012: BC medical journal: BCMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109057/comparison-of-two-biodegradable-polymer-based-sirolimus-eluting-stents-with-varying-elution-and-absorption-kinetics-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-panda-iii-trial
#2
Changdong Guan, Bo Xu, Shubin Qiao, Lei Qin, Yi Li, Zhanquan Li, Yong Guo, Zhongwei Sun, Lei Song, Runlin Gao
BACKGROUND: Implantation of early-generation metallic drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with poor vessel wall healing. Use of biodegradable polymer (BP) DES might improve safety outcomes; however, the impact of varying drug elution and polymer absorption kinetics of BP-DES on clinical outcomes in the AMI population is unknown. METHODS: This subgroup analysis of the randomized PANDA III trial included 732 patients (366 in each group) presenting with recent (<1 month) AMI...
January 21, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109056/impact-of-completeness-of-revascularization-in-complex-coronary-artery-disease-as-measured-with-the-syntax-revascularization-index-an-seeds-substudy
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Bo Xu, Nicolas Bettinger, Changdong Guan, Björn Redfors, Yuejin Yang, Bao Li, Yaling Han, Xi Su, Zuyi Yuan, Philippe Généreux
OBJECTIVES: We sought to study whether the level of completeness of revascularization as measured by the SYNTAX revascularization index (SRI) independently predicts adverse ischemic events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES). BACKGROUND: The SRI quantifies the proportion of revascularized myocardium. It has been shown to independently predict adverse ischemic events after PCI with first-generation DES. METHODS: Among 1,900 patients enrolled in a registry to evaluate safety and effectiveness of everolimus drug-eluting stent (SEEDS) for coronary revascularization, the SRI was calculated and available for 1,851 patients...
January 21, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108978/treatment-of-complicated-urinary-tract-infection-and-acute-pyelonephritis-by-short-course-intravenous-levofloxacin-750%C3%A2-mg-day-or-conventional-intravenous-oral-levofloxacin-500%C3%A2-mg-day-prospective-open-label-randomized-controlled-multicenter-non-inferiority
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Hong Ren, Xiao Li, Zhao-Hui Ni, Jian-Ying Niu, Bin Cao, Jie Xu, Hong Cheng, Xiao-Wen Tu, Ai-Min Ren, Ying Hu, Chang-Ying Xing, Ying-Hong Liu, Yan-Feng Li, Jun Cen, Rong Zhou, Xu-Dong Xu, Xiao-Hui Qiu, Nan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of short-course intravenous levofloxacin (LVFX) 750 mg with a conventional intravenous/oral regimen of LVFX 500 mg in patients from China with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) and acute pyelonephritis (APN). METHODS: This was a prospective, open-label, randomized, controlled, multicenter, non-inferiority clinical trial. Patients with cUTI and APN were randomly assigned to a short-course therapy group (intravenous LVFX at750 mg/day for 5 days) or a conventional therapy group (intravenous/oral regimen of LVFX at 500 mg/day for 7-14 days)...
January 20, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108969/long-term-outcomes-of-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-conversion-of-failed-laparoscopic-gastric-band
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Hanaa N Dakour Aridi, Mohammad-Rachad Wehbe, Ghassan Shamseddine, Ramzi S Alami, Bassem Y Safadi
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) carries a high rate of failure and reoperation. Laparoscopic conversion of failed LAGB to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has been shown to be safe and feasible, but long-term follow-up data is still limited. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of RYGB after failed LAGB in our patient population. SETTING: The setting was the University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon...
January 20, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108867/administration-of-voriconazole-in-disseminated-talaromyces-penicillium-marneffei-infection-a-retrospective-study
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Yanyin Ouyang, Shuangqi Cai, Hao Liang, Cunwei Cao
Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei infection is a fatal disseminated mycosis caused by the dimorphic fungus Talaromyces marneffei; the therapeutic strategies for this infectious disease are limited. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of voriconazole for treating patients with disseminated T. marneffei infection with or without HIV infection in a clinical setting. Patients who intravenously received voriconazole (6 mg/kg q12 h for the first 24 h followed by 4 mg/kg q12 h) as the initial antifungal treatment were enrolled...
January 20, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108825/photodynamic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complex-anal-fistula
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A Arroyo, P Moya, M A Rodríguez-Prieto, M J Alcaide, M M Aguilar, M Bellón, M T Pérez-Vázquez, F Candela, R Calpena
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new procedure for the treatment of anal fistula. This preliminary study was designed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of this new technique in the treatment of anal fistula. METHODS: Ten patients were treated with PDT. Intralesional 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) 2% was directly injected into the fistula. The internal and external orifices were closed. After an incubation period of 2 h, the fistula was irradiated using an optical fibre connected to a red laser (MULTIDIODE 630 PDT, INTERmedic, Spain) operating at 1 W/cm for 3 min (180 Joules)...
January 20, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108822/the-feasibility-of-local-anesthesia-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-umbilical-hernia-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
A P Jairam, R Kaufmann, F Muysoms, J Jeekel, J F Lange
BACKGROUND: Yearly approximately 4500 umbilical hernias are repaired in The Netherlands, mostly under general anesthesia. The use of local anesthesia has shown several advantages in groin hernia surgery. Local anesthesia might be useful in the treatment of umbilical hernia as well. However, convincing evidence is lacking. We have conducted a systematic review on safety, feasibility, and advantages of local anesthesia for umbilical hernia repair. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines...
January 20, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108819/preemptive-treatment-with-xonrid%C3%A2-a-medical-device-to-reduce-radiation-induced-dermatitis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-receiving-curative-treatment-a-pilot-study
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Nicola Alessandro Iacovelli, Simona Naimo, Francesca Bonfantini, Anna Cavallo, Paolo Bossi, Carlo Fallai, Emanuele Pignoli, Salvatore Alfieri, Cristiana Bergamini, Federica Favales, Ester Orlandi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate efficacy, safety and tolerability of Xonrid®, a new medical device, in preventing radiation dermatitis associated with head and neck cancer (HNC) radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: In this monocentric, prospective pilot study, adult consecutive HNC patients who were planned to receive curative RT with or without chemotherapy were enrolled. Patients were instructed to apply Xonrid® on the irradiated area during treatment continuing until 2 weeks after the completion of RT or the development of severe skin toxicity...
January 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108735/fertility-sparing-uterine-lesion-resection-for-young-women-with-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasias-single-institution-experience
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Xiaoyu Wang, Junjun Yang, Jie Li, Jun Zhao, Tong Ren, Fengzhi Feng, Xirun Wan, Yang Xiang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the oncological safety and pregnant outcomes of fertility-sparing uterine lesion resection in treating gestational trophoblastic neoplasias. RESULTS: After the treatment of surgery and chemotherapy, all the patients achieved complete remission. With a median follow-up time of 44 months (range, 6-188), 3 patients (3.85%) relapsed within 3-26 months. Multivariate analysis showed that tumor size was the independent risk factor of recurrence and the cutoff value was 4...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108641/spinal-cord-stimulation-scs-with-anatomically-guided-3d-neural-targeting-shows-superior-chronic-axial-low-back-pain-relief-compared-to-traditional-scs-lumina-study
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Elias Veizi, Salim M Hayek, James North, T Brent Chafin, Thomas L Yearwood, Louis Raso, Robert Frey, Kevin Cairns, Anthony Berg, John Brendel, Nameer Haider, Matthew McCarty, Henry Vucetic, Alden Sherman, Lilly Chen, Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov
: BACKGROUND : The aim of this study was to determine whether spinal cord stimulation (SCS) using 3D neural targeting provided sustained overall and low back pain relief in a broad routine clinical practice population. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS:  This was a multicenter, open-label observational study with an observational arm and retrospective analysis of a matched cohort. After IPG implantation, programming was done using a patient-specific, model-based algorithm to adjust for lead position (3D neural targeting) or previous generation software (traditional)...
January 20, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108499/relay-balloon-technique-for-recanalization-of-acute-symptomatic-proximal-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-with-short-balloon-tipped-guiding-catheter-landing-zone
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Sang Hun Lee, Dong Geun Lee, Sun U Kwon, Deok Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Endovascular recanalization of a completely occluded proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) with underlying stenosis may be challenging owing to a possible thrombotic component. This is especially true when the landing zone for a balloon-tipped guiding catheter (BGC) at the bulb portion is insufficient. Sequential application of the balloons of a BGC and an angioplasty catheter may prevent thromboembolism during revascularization. This study analyzed the safety and effectiveness of this relay-balloon technique...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108169/learning-to-manage-vasoactive-drugs-a-qualitative-interview-study-with-critical-care-nurses
#13
Marie Häggström, Ann-Christin Bergsman, Ulrika Månsson, Malin Rising Holmström
OBJECTIVE: Being a nurse in an intensive care unit entails caring for seriously ill patients. Vasoactive drugs are one of the tools that are used to restore adequate circulation. Critical care nurses often manage and administer these potent drugs after medical advice from physicians. AIM: To describe the experiences of critical care nurses learning to manage vasoactive drugs, and to highlight the competence required to manage vasoactive drugs. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/SETTING: Twelve critical care nurses from three hospitals in Sweden were interviewed...
January 17, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108139/emergency-department-waiting-room-nurse-role-a-key-informant-perspective
#14
Innes Kelli, Jackson Debra, Plummer Virginia, Elliott Doug
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments have become overcrowded with increased waiting times. Strategies to decrease waiting times include time-based key performance indicators and introduction of a waiting room nurse role. The aim of the waiting room nurse role is to expedite care by assessing and managing patients in the waiting room. There is limited literature examining this role. METHODS: This paper presents results of semi-structured interviews with five key informants to explore why and how the waiting room nurse role was implemented in Australian emergency departments...
January 17, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107842/mentha-spicata-as-natural-analgesia-for-treatment-of-pain-in-osteoarthritis-patients
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REVIEW
Mohaddese Mahboubi
Osteoarthritis, as the major cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain, impacts people aged 45 and above. The first line analgesic treatments have reported minimal short term effects. The use of essential oils as pain killer has increased, recently. Mentha spicata, or spearmint essential oil is famous due to its anti-flatulence effects, but one less known biological activity of spearmint is its analgesic activity. The aim of our study was to confirm the analgesic effects of M. spicata essential oil. In this review, we evaluated the articles on analgesic activities of M...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107773/safety-and-effectiveness-of-tofogliflozin-in-elderly-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-post-marketing-study-j-step-el-study
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Kazunori Utsunomiya, Naoki Shimmoto, Masayuki Senda, Yuji Kurihara, Ryoji Gunji, Shoko Fujii, Seigo Kakiuchi, Hisataka Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Kameda, Masahiro Tamura, Kohei Kaku
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: While sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors are a promising treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus, they are associated with concerns about specific adverse drug reactions. We conducted a 1-year post-marketing study of tofogliflozin, a novel agent in this class, in Japanese elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, and multicenter post-marketing study conducted in the context of routine clinical practice...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107664/safety-and-efficacy-of-cardiopoietic-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-post-infarction-left-ventricular-dysfunction-from-cardioprotection-to-functional-repair-in-a-translational-pig-infarction-model
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Maximilian Y Emmert, Petra Wolint, Andras Jakab, Sean P Sheehy, Francesco S Pasqualini, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen, Monika Hilbe, Burkhardt Seifert, Benedikt Weber, Chad E Brokopp, Dominika Macejovska, Etem Caliskan, Arnold von Eckardstein, Ruth Schwartlander, Viola Vogel, Volkmar Falk, Kevin Kit Parker, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Simon P Hoerstrup
To date, clinical success of cardiac cell-therapies remains limited. To enhance the cardioreparative properties of stem cells, the concept of lineage-specification through cardiopoietic-guidance has been recently suggested. However, so far, only results from murine studies and from a clinical pilot-trial in chronic heart-failure (CHF) are available, while systematic evidence of its therapeutic-efficacy is still lacking. Importantly, also no data from large animals or for other indications are available. Therefore, we here investigate the therapeutic-efficacy of human cardiopoietic stem cells in the treatment of post-infarction LV-dysfunction using a translational pig-model...
November 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107576/non-invasive-anaesthetic-methods-for-dermatological-laser-procedures-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
K Greveling, E P Prens, L Liu, M B A van Doorn
Pain is a common side-effect of dermatological laser procedures. Non-invasive anaesthetic drugs and anaesthetic procedures can be used to provide pain relief and increase patient satisfaction and treatment efficacy. However, it remains unclear which method provides the best pain relief. The objective of this systematic review was therefore to assess the efficacy and safety of non-invasive anaesthetic methods during dermatological laser procedures. A systematic literature search was conducted. Randomized and non-randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs and CCTs) were included...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107570/efficacy-and-safety-of-interleukin-17-antagonists-in-patients-with-plaque-psoriasis-a-meta-analysis-from-phase-3-randomized-controlled-trails
#19
Dan Wu, Si-Yuan Hou, Shuai Zhao, Lin-Xin Hou, Ting Jiao, Nan-Nan Xu, Ning Zhang
BACKGROUND: The interleukin-17 (IL-17) cytokine pathway plays a key role in the development of psoriasis. Antibodies targeting IL-17 or blocking its receptor may be a new therapeutic approach for psoriasis. To assist treatment selection in daily practice it is essential to understand the benefit and risk profile of IL-17 antagonists. OBJECTIVE: We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of IL-17 antagonists in patients with psoriasis. METHODS: We searched a number of databases for relevant randomized clinical trials (RCTs) published before May 2016...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107559/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-escalation-first-in-man-study-phase-0-to-assess-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-topical-cytosolic-phospholipase-a2-inhibitor-avx001-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-plaque-psoriasis
#20
S H Omland, A Habicht, P Damsbo, J Wilms, B Johansen, R Gniadecki
BACKGROUND: Cytosolic Phospholipase A2 (cPLA2α) is an enzyme suggested as a therapeutic target in inflammatory skin diseases. AVX001, a cPLA2α-inhibitor was investigated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, split-design, first-in-man study in patients with mild to moderate psoriasis. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to evaluate cutaneous safety and tolerability of AVX001 in doses from 0.002%-5.0%. Safety was assessed as local skin reaction adverse events (LSRAE) grade 3-4...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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