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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228619/a-case-of-anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-antibody-positive-paraneoplastic-necrotizing-myopathy-associated-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-that-responded-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy
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Tomohisa Yamaguchi, Akiko Matsunaga, Masamichi Ikawa, Norimichi Shirafuji, Ichizo Nishino, Tadanori Hamano
A 49-year-old woman presented with progressive muscle weakness of the limbs and dysphagia. Her past and family medical history were unremarkable and she did not take statins or any other medications. Laboratory tests showed that serum levels of creatine kinase were elevated (13,565 IU/l) and anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) antibodies were detected in the serum. Other autoantibodies to the nuclear (ANA), RNP, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARS), and signal recognition particle (SRP) were negative...
February 22, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225542/historical-overview-of-leprosy-control-in-cuba
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Enrique Beldarraín-Chaple
INTRODUCTION Leprosy, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, affects the nervous system, skin, internal organs, extremities and mucous membranes. Biological, social and environmental factors influence its occurrence and transmission. The first effective treatments appeared in 1930 with the development of dapsone, a sulfone. The main components of a control and elimination strategy are early case detection and timely administration of multidrug therapy. OBJECTIVES Review the history of leprosy control in Cuba, emphasizing particularly results of the National Leprosy Control Program, its modifications and influence on leprosy control...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225342/outcomes-from-the-first-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-programme-in-kenya
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H Huerga, M Bastard, M Kamene, S Wanjala, A Arnold, N Oucho, I Chikwanha, F Varaine
SETTING: In March 2006, the first multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment programme was implemented in Kenya. OBJECTIVE: To describe patients' treatment outcomes and adverse events. DESIGN: A retrospective case note review of patients started on MDR-TB treatment at two Médecins Sans Frontières-supported sites and the national referral hospital of Kenya was undertaken. Sites operated an ambulatory model of care. Patients were treated for a minimum of 24 months with at least 4-5 drugs for the intensive phase of treatment, including an injectable agent...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223781/factors-influencing-the-exit-knowledge-of-patients-for-dispensed-drugs-at-outpatient-pharmacy-of-hiwot-fana-specialized-university-hospital-eastern-ethiopia
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Nigatu Hirko, Dumessa Edessa
BACKGROUND: A satisfactory counseling process between the patient and pharmacist is critical for rational use of dispensed drug(s) and is highly influenced by many factors including the experience of pharmacist in dispensing process. To improve patients' knowledge of dispensed drugs, it is necessary to understand the factors that optimize a pharmacist interaction with a patient in each activity of the dispensing process. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the pharmacist and patient factors that influence knowledge of dispensed drugs by ambulatory patients at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Harar, Ethiopia...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221147/-update-in-the-management-of-ureteral-lithiasis-semirigid-and-flexible-ureterorenoscopy
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Carlos Torrecilla Ortiz, Sergi Colom Feixas
OBJECTIVE: The contribution of therapeutic ureteroscopy done by Perez Castro in 1980 varied the management algorithm for ureteral lithiasis worldwide. The techniques of Retrograde Ureteroscopy and transrenal antegrade ureteroscopy led to the abandonment of open surgery for the treatment of ureteral lithiasis. Only Shock wave lithotripsy has maintained similar success rates in selected cases. METHODS: Descriptive analysis of the semirigid and flexible ureteroscopy techniques performed in our department over the last 10 years giving detail on the technique and safety tips to increase the efficacy and efficiency of ureteroscopy...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219569/intrabronchial-pneumonectomy-for-vanishing%C3%A2-lung-syndrome-first-reported-case
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Nicholas Ballay, Brent Soder, Jeremiah Smith, Ashley Miller, James R Headrick
Vanishing lung syndrome is a clinical presentation of giant bullous emphysema associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a 50-year-old white woman with vanishing lung syndrome who presented with a spontaneous secondary pneumothorax and an uncontrolled bronchopleural fistula. The large bronchopleural fistula was initially controlled with a double-lumen endotracheal tube and a tube thoracostomy. After surgical efforts failed, complete left lung isolation was performed with multiple intrabronchial valves...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219463/factors-associated-with-persistent-colonisation-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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V C Cluzet, J S Gerber, I Nachamkin, S E Coffin, M F Davis, K G Julian, T E Zaoutis, J P Metlay, D R Linkin, P Tolomeo, J A Wise, W B Bilker, B Hu, E Lautenbach
We conducted a prospective cohort study between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2012 at five adult and paediatric academic medical centres to identify factors associated with persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonisation. Adults and children presenting to ambulatory settings with a MRSA skin and soft tissue infection (i.e. index cases), along with household members, performed self-sampling for MRSA colonisation every 2 weeks for 6 months. Clearance of colonisation was defined as two consecutive negative sampling periods...
February 21, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218617/chimeric-protein-repair-of-laminin-polymerization-ameliorates-muscular-dystrophy-phenotype
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Karen K McKee, Stephanie C Crosson, Sarina Meinen, Judith R Reinhard, Markus A Rüegg, Peter D Yurchenco
Mutations in laminin α2-subunit (Lmα2, encoded by LAMA2) are linked to approximately 30% of congenital muscular dystrophy cases. Mice with a homozygous mutation in Lama2 (dy2J mice) express a nonpolymerizing form of laminin-211 (Lm211) and are a model for ambulatory-type Lmα2-deficient muscular dystrophy. Here, we developed transgenic dy2J mice with muscle-specific expression of αLNNd, a laminin/nidogen chimeric protein that provides a missing polymerization domain. Muscle-specific expression of αLNNd in dy2J mice resulted in strong amelioration of the dystrophic phenotype, manifested by the prevention of fibrosis and restoration of forelimb grip strength...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217650/comparing-the-effect-of-dressing-versus-no-dressing-on-exit-site-infection-and-peritonitis-in-chronic-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Shahram Taheri, Mahdieh Ahmadnia, Mojgan Mortazavi, Shirin Karimi, Homa Reihani, Shiva Seirafian
BACHGROUND: Peritonitis and exit site (ES) infection are two main complications of peritoneal dialysis. There are some controversies regard to preventive strategies for ES care. In this study we compared peritonitis and ES infection rates in patients with and without dressing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This historical cohort study carried out on 72 patients under continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis treatment, 54 with dressing versus 18 patients without dressing, followed from October 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 for peritonitis and ES infection...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215733/frozen-sections-in-patients-undergoing-breast-conserving-surgery-at-a-single-ambulatory-surgical-center-5-year-experience
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J M Jorns, S Daignault, M S Sabel, J L Myers, A J Wu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcomes of our breast frozen section (FS) practice in its first 5 years, including our specialized FS of margins (FSM) procedure for breast conserving therapy (BCT) patients. METHODS: One thousand two hundred and forty eight patients undergoing 1303 breast FSM and/or sentinel lymph node (SLN) FS were included. Clinicopathologic features were assessed by chart review. RESULTS: Use of SLN FS declined, from 43.5% of FS cases before to 19...
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213383/development-of-a-direct-observation-of-procedural-skills-rubric-for-fourth-year-pharmacy-students-in-ambulatory-care-rotations
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Sara J Linedecker, Jamie Barner, Jennifer Ridings-Myhra, Aida Garza, Debra Lopez, William McIntyre
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a pilot program requiring direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) assessments of fourth-year pharmacy students during ambulatory care rotations are described. METHODS: All fourth-year pharmacy students at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy who engaged in a required advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) in ambulatory care during the period January-May 2015 participated in a DOPS pilot program...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198978/high-prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-in-oral-mucosal-lesions-of-patients-at-the-ambulatory-of-oral-diagnosis-of-the-federal-university-of-sergipe-northeastern-brazil
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Mariana Goveia Melo Ribeiro, Larissa Doddi Marcolino, Bruna Ribeiro de Andrade Ramos, Elaine Alves Miranda, Cleverson Luciano Trento, Sona Jain, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel, Márcia Guimarães da Silva, Silvio Santana Dolabella
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of HPV infection and its genotypes in patients with oral lesions at the Ambulatory of Oral Diagnosis of the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil. Material and Methods: We conducted a molecular study with 21 patients (15 females) aged from two to 83 years with clinically detectable oral lesions. Samples were collected through exfoliation of lesions and HPV-DNA was identified using MY09/11 and GP5+/6+ primers...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194611/using-three-dimensional-echocardiography-to-guide-left-ventricle-lead-position-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-does-it-make-any-difference
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Haitham A Badran, John Z Kamel, Tarek R Mohamed, Mohamed A Abdelhamid
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment for patients with advanced heart failure. Nearly 30% of candidates are inadequate responders. Proper patient selection, left ventricle (LV) lead placement optimization, and optimization of the programming of the CRT device are important approaches to improve outcome of CRT. We examined the role of three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography in determining the optimal LV lead position as a method of optimizing CRT response...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191300/a-case-report-of-neisseria-mucosa-peritonitis-in-a-chronic-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-patient
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Alan Awdisho, Maria Bermudez
Peritonitis is a leading complication of chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. However, very rarely does Neisseria mucosa cause peritonitis. We describe an unusual case of N. mucosa peritonitis in a chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient. A 28-year-old Hispanic male presents with diffuse abdominal pain exacerbated during draining of the peritoneal fluid. Peritoneal fluid examination was remarkable for leukocytosis and gramnegative diplococci. Bacterial cultures were positive for N. mucosa growth. The patient was treated with ciprofloxacin with preservation of the dialysis catheter...
December 31, 2016: Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190800/cocoon-carcinomatosa-an-unusual-cause-of-intestinal-obstruction
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Jimil Shah, Amit Kumar, Harjeet Singh, Roshan Agarwala, Vishal Sharma, Surinder S Rana
Abdominal cocoon, also termed sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, is an uncommon entity associated with formation of a fibro-collagenous membrane around intestinal loops resulting in intestinal obstruction. Most reported cases are idiopathic, but many other causes have been implicated in cocoon formation, including use of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, peritoneal tuberculosis, and connective tissue disease. However, peritoneal carcinomatosis is a rarely reported entity that causes this condition...
February 13, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190499/proportion-recovery-and-times-to-ambulation-for-non-ambulatory-dogs-with-thoracolumbar-disc-extrusions-treated-with-hemilaminectomy-or-conservative-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-case-series-studies
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L Langerhuus, J Miles
Thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion is a common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in dogs. Peer-reviewed studies reporting treatment of predominantly chondrodystrophic dogs with disc extrusion with loss of ambulation with either hemilaminectomy or conservative treatment (rest, analgesics and anti-inflammatories) were evaluated in a systematic review of the literature. Generally, the level of evidence available was low with no controlled studies and only case series available. In the meta-analysis, there was a clear trend to a greater proportion of dogs recovering and returning faster to ambulation for dogs treated with hemilaminectomy than for conservatively treated dogs...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185967/intraoperative-ct-and-nexframe-guided-placement-of-bilateral-hippocampal-based-responsive-neurostimulation-a-technical-note
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Kunal Gupta, Jeffrey S Raskin, Ahmed M Raslan
INTRODUCTION: Surgical resection of a lesion that correlates with seizure onset in patients with epilepsy can dramatically improve seizure burden and quality of life. For bilateral hippocampal lesions, bilateral resection comes with a risk of severe cognitive deficits. Responsive neurostimulation (RNS) devices offers a new modality to treat multifocal lesions in a reversible manner, including bilateral hippocampal stimulation. We describe technical aspects of Nexframe-assisted placement of bilateral NeuroPace mesial temporal electrodes, and case examples...
February 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185616/tuberculous-peritonitis
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Urvashi Vaid, Gregory C Kane
Tuberculous peritonitis is rare in the United States but continues to be reported to occur in certain high-risk populations, which include patients with AIDS or cirrhosis, patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, recent immigrants from areas of high endemicity, and those who are immunosuppressed. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high clinical index of suspicion and should be considered in the differential of ascites with a lymphocyte predominance and serum-ascitic albumin gradient of <1...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181274/hereditary-myopathies-with-early-respiratory-insufficiency-in-adults
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Elie Naddaf, Margherita Milone
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary myopathies with early respiratory insufficiency as a predominant feature of the clinical phenotype are uncommon and underestimated in adults. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical and laboratory data of patients with hereditary myopathies that demonstrated early respiratory insufficiency prior to the need for ambulatory assistance. Only patients with disease-causing mutations or a specific histopathological diagnosis were included. Patients with cardiomyopathy were excluded...
February 9, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178140/utility-of-duranta-a-wireless-patch-type-electrocardiographic-monitoring-system-developed-in-japan-in-detecting-covert-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-a-case-report
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Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Takashi Araga, Masashi Hoshino, Keita Tanaka, Satoru Kashima, Rie Sasaki, Kenji Uchino, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Subcutaneous implantable electrocardiographs are highly effective in detecting covert atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke. However, these invasive devices are not indicated for all cryptogenic stroke patients, and noninvasive improvements over conventional Holter-type ambulatory electrocardiography are needed. We evaluated the clinical application and effectiveness of Duranta (ImageONE Co., Ltd.), a wireless patch-type electrocardiographic monitoring system developed in Japan for chronically ill patients or home-based patients at the end of life...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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