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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530776/factors-affecting-mortality-among-victims-of-electrical-burns
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Çağrı Tiryaki, Mustafa Celalettin Haksal, Murat Burç Yazıcıoğlu, Ali Çiftçi, Osman Esen, Hamdi Taner Turgut, Abdullah Yıldırım, Murat Güven
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the factors affecting mortality rate among patients with an electrical burn. METHODS: A total of 115 patients admitted to the emergency department and hospitalized in the Burn Treatment Center or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to the electrical burn, were included in the study. RESULTS: A total of 115 patients (4 female and 111 male) with a mean age of 32.88±12.87 years were included in the study...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527910/radiative-decay-engineering-8-coupled-emission-microscopy-for-lens-free-high-throughput-fluorescence-detection
#2
Liangfu Zhu, Ramachandram Badugu, Douguo Zhang, Ruxue Wang, Emiliano Descrovi, Joseph R Lakowicz
Fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging are now used throughout the biosciences. Fluorescence microscopes, spectrofluorometers, microwell plate readers and microarray imagers all use multiple optical components to collect, redirect and focus the emission onto single point or array imaging detectors. For almost all biological samples, except those with regular nanoscale features, emission occurs in all directions. With the exception of complex microscope objectives with large collection angles (NA ≤ 0.5), all these instruments collect only a small fraction of the total emission...
May 17, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522870/the-rice-production-practices-of-high-yield-and-high-nitrogen-use-efficiency-in-jiangsu-china
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Jiuxin Guo, Xiangyu Hu, Limin Gao, Kailiu Xie, Ning Ling, Qirong Shen, Shuijin Hu, Shiwei Guo
To face the great challenges of ensuring food security and environmental sustainability, agricultural production must be improved by high yield and high resource utilization efficiency (HYHE). We recently addressed this challenge and evaluated yield potential by surveying 735 farmers in 2008-2012 and then conducting 6 rice field experiments in 2008-2013 with large demonstration areas in 2010-2013 aimed to actualize the HYHE in Jiangsu Province, China. The survey result showed that the averaged N rate, grain yield and N partial factor productivity (PFPN) of the farmers were 336...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513297/former-food-products-safety-microbiological-quality-and-computer-vision-evaluation-of-packaging-remnants-contamination
#4
M Tretola, A R Di Rosa, E Tirloni, M Ottoboni, C Giromini, F Leone, C E M Bernardi, V Dell'Orto, V Chiofalo, L Pinotti
The use of alternative feed ingredients in farm animal's diets can be an interesting choice from several standpoints, including safety. In this respect, the aim of this study was to investigate the safety features of selected Former Food Products (FFPs) intended for animal nutrition produced in the framework of IZS PLV 06/14 RC project by a FFP processing plant. Six FFP samples, both mash and pelleted, were analysed for the enumeration of Total Viable Count (TVC) (ISO 4833), Enterobacteriaceae (ISO 21528-1), Escherichia coli (ISO 16649-1), coagulase-positive Staphylococci (CPS) (ISO 6888), presumptive B...
May 17, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510741/early-or-late-fresh-frozen-plasma-administration-in-newborns-and-small-infants-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-the-appear-randomized-trial
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P Bianchi, M Cotza, C Beccaris, S Silvetti, G Isgrò, G Pomè, A Giamberti, M Ranucci
Background: In newborns and small infants undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and blood priming, it is unclear whether there is reduced blood loss if fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is added to the CPB priming volume. This single-centre, randomized trial tested the hypothesis that the administration of FFP after CPB (late FFP group) is superior to FFP priming (early FFP group) in terms of postoperative bleeding and overall red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Methods: Seventy-three infants weighing <10 kg were randomly allocated to receive FFP to supplement RBCs in the CPB priming solution ( n =36) or immediately after CPB ( n =37)...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503128/a-confounding-case-of-inherited-factor-v-deficiency-complicated-by-inhibitors-at-first-presentation
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Hema Subramanian, Rakhee Kar, Deepak Charles, Hitha Babu, Pagadalu Ambika, Tarun Kumar Dutta
INTRODUCTION: Inherited factor V deficiency / Owren's disease has varied clinical manifestations ranging from asymptomatic laboratory abnormalities to massive hemorrhage. The acquired form due to inhibitors following antibiotic therapy, infection, or surgery is less common, and spontaneous development of inhibitors is not known. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old boy presented with bleeding axillary and groin ulcers. At the age of 15, due to recurrent epistaxis and gum bleed, he was diagnosed with acquired factor V deficiency with positive inhibitor screen and treated with fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusion and temporary azathioprine...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497550/metagenomics-analysis-of-red-blood-cell-and-fresh-frozen-plasma-units
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Pierre Lau, Samuel Cordey, Francisco Brito, Diderik Tirefort, Thomas J Petty, Lara Turin, Arthur Guichebaron, Mylène Docquier, Evgeny M Zdobnov, Sophie Waldvogel-Abramowski, Thomas Lecompte, Laurent Kaiser, Olivier Preynat-Seauve
BACKGROUND: Although the risk of transmitting infectious agents by blood transfusion is dramatically reduced after donor selection, leukoreduction, and laboratory testing, some could still be present in donor's blood. A description of metagenomes in blood products eligible for transfusion represents relevant information to evaluate the risk of pathogen transmission by transfusion. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Detection of viruses, bacteria, and fungi genomes was made by high-throughput sequencing (HTS) of 600 manufactured blood products eligible for transfusion: 300 red blood cell (RBC) and 300 fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) units...
May 11, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492980/-haemostatic-management-in-postpartum-haemorrhage-nationwide-survey-in-germany
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L Kaufner, K Ghantus, A Henkelmann, U Friedrichs, K Weizsäcker, A Schiemann, C von Heymann
BACKGROUND: In order to ensure evidence-based haemostatic management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH, blood loss >500 ml) consistent with guidelines appropriate structural conditions must be fulfilled regardless of different levels (1-3) in perinatal care. The aim of the survey was to identify differences in haemostatic management in PPH under consideration of the different levels of perinatal care in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic questionnaire assessing the structural and therapeutic preconditions for haemostatic management was sent to 533 anaesthesiology departments serving obstetric units...
May 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491264/priming-radioimmunotherapy-with-external-beam-radiation-in-patients-with-relapsed-low-grade-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Yazan Abuodeh, Kamran Ahmed, Michelle Echevarria, Arash Naghavi, G Daniel Grass, Timothy J Robinson, Michael Tomblyn, Bijal Shah, Julio Chavez, Celeste Bello, Ghassan El-Haddad, Louis Harrison, Sungjune Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of priming salvage radioimmunotherapy (RIT) with a low dose of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in patients with relapsed low grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (LG-NHL). METHODS: Patients who received salvage RIT with or without 2 × 2 Gy EBRT between March 2009 and February 2013 were retrospectively reviewed at a single institution. Planning target volume (PTV) for EBRT was created by adding a 1-2 cm expansion to the gross tumor volume depending on the anatomical location...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488956/introduction-of-thromboelastometry-guided-administration-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-is-associated-with-decreased-allogeneic-blood-transfusions-and-post-operative-blood-loss-in-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery
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Junko Ichikawa, Takahito Marubuchi, Keiko Nishiyama, Mitsuharu Kodaka, Klaus Görlinger, Makoto Ozaki, Makiko Komori
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery is frequently associated with excessive blood loss requiring multiple blood transfusions which are, in turn, associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the effectiveness of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®))-guided administration of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) with regards to blood loss, transfusion requirements, and major post-operative complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Coagulation management in 68 prospective patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass was based on a treatment algorithm guided by ROTEM(®) measurements...
March 23, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465266/increased-transfusion-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-is-associated-with-mortality-or-worse-functional-outcomes-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-study
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Li-Min Zhang, Rui Li, Xiao-Chun Zhao, Qian Zhang, Xing-Liao Luo
BACKGROUND: The fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusion threshold and timing for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-associated coagulopathy is controversial. Thus, a multicenter retrospective study was conducted to determine whether or not FFP transfusion is associated with poor outcomes after severe TBI. METHOD: Data from decompressive craniotomy after blunt force trauma that took place between December 2013 and June 2016 were collected in a multicenter chart. The primary outcomes were mortality and survival, as well as worse outcomes (defined as a Glasgow Outcomes Score [GOS] ≤3) and better outcomes (GOS ≥4)...
April 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457980/reversal-of-trauma-induced-coagulopathy-using-first-line-coagulation-factor-concentrates-or-fresh-frozen-plasma-retic-a-single-centre-parallel-group-open-label-randomised-trial
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Petra Innerhofer, Dietmar Fries, Markus Mittermayr, Nicole Innerhofer, Daniel von Langen, Tobias Hell, Gottfried Gruber, Stefan Schmid, Barbara Friesenecker, Ingo H Lorenz, Mathias Ströhle, Verena Rastner, Susanne Trübsbach, Helmut Raab, Benedikt Treml, Dieter Wally, Benjamin Treichl, Agnes Mayer, Christof Kranewitter, Elgar Oswald
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy is important; however, the optimal therapy is still not known. We aimed to compare the efficacy of first-line therapy using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or coagulation factor concentrates (CFC) for the reversal of trauma-induced coagulopathy, the arising transfusion requirements, and consequently the development of multiple organ failure. METHODS: This single-centre, parallel-group, open-label, randomised trial was done at the Level 1 Trauma Center in Innsbruck Medical University Hospital (Innsbruck, Austria)...
April 27, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436465/the-clinical-efficacy-of-fibrinogen-concentrate-in-massive-obstetric-haemorrhage-with-hypofibrinogenaemia
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Shigetaka Matsunaga, Yasushi Takai, Eishin Nakamura, Sumiko Era, Yoshihisa Ono, Koji Yamamoto, Hiroo Maeda, Hiroyuki Seki
Massive obstetric haemorrhage remains a major cause of maternal death attributable to hypofibrinogenaemia. Transfusion of large volumes of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is required to normalise fibrinogen levels. We compared the efficacy of FFP (F group) with that of FFP plus fibrinogen concentrate (F + F group) in massive obstetric haemorrhage. In this retrospective study, we compared the medical charts (2004-2016) of 137 patients with <150 mg/dl fibrinogen treated with F + F (n = 47; after August 2009) or F (n = 56; before August 2009)...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430802/the-quality-changes-in-fresh-frozen-plasma-of-the-blood-donors-at-high-altitude
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Zongkui Wang, Hua Liu, Miaomiao Dou, Xi Du, Jijun Hu, Na Su, Ya Wang, Rong Zhang, Changqing Li
OBJECTIVE: According to the international guidelines, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is unanimously used to treat coagulation disorders. The quality of FFP is critical for the clinical transfusion. Till now, few studies have integratedly evaluated the differences of FFP from blood donors at between high altitude (HA) and low altitude (LA). Besides, there were no special quality standards for HA FFP in China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Up to 41 HA (Lhasa, 3700 m) and 46 LA (Chengdu, 500 m) blood donors were included in our study to estimate the differences of FFP from HA and LA blood donors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410631/comparison-of-three-caval-reconstruction-techniques-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-retrospective-review
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Tiffany Chan, Kristin DeGirolamo, Stephanie Chartier-Plante, Andrzej K Buczkowski
BACKGROUND: Classic caval reconstruction during liver transplantation involves complete cross-clamping and resection of the recipient inferior vena cava (IVC) followed by donor IVC interposition. Other techniques preserve the IVC, with piggyback (PB) to the hepatic veins or side-to-side (SS) caval anastomosis. Avoidance of cross-clamping may be beneficial for minimizing hemodynamic instability and transfusion requirements. METHODS: Retrospective review of a provincial transplant database (2007-2011)...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403868/the-use-of-viscoelastic-haemostatic-assays-in-goal-directing-treatment-with-allogeneic-blood-products-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mathilde Fahrendorff, Roberto S Oliveri, Pär I Johansson
BACKGROUND: Management of the critically bleeding patient can be encountered in many medical and surgical settings. Common for these patients is a high risk of dying from exsanguination secondary to developing coagulopathy. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to systematically review and assess randomised controlled trials (RCTs) performed on patients in acute need for blood transfusions due to bleeding to evaluate the effect of viscoelastic haemostatic assay (VHA) guidance on bleeding, transfusion requirements and mortality...
April 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398076/refining-low-physical-activity-measurement-improves-frailty-assessment-in-advanced-lung-disease-and-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Matthew R Baldwin, Jonathan P Singer, Debbie Huang, Jessica Sell, Wendy C Gonzalez, Lauren Pollack, Mathew S Maurer, Frank F D'Ovidio, Matthew Bacchetta, Joshua R Sonett, Selim M Arcasoy, Lori Shah, Hilary Robbins, Steven R Hays, Jasleen Kukreja, John R Greenland, Rupal J Shah, Lorriana Leard, Matthew Morrell, Cynthia Gries, Patricia P Katz, Jason D Christie, Joshua M Diamond, David J Lederer
RATIONALE: The frail phenotype has gained popularity as a clinically relevant measure in adults with advanced lung disease and critical illness survivors. Since respiratory disease and chronic illness can greatly limit physical activity, the measurement of participation in traditional leisure-time activities as a frailty component may lead to substantial misclassification of frailty in pulmonary and critical care patients. OBJECTIVES: To test and validate replacing the Duke Activities Scale Index (DASI), a simple 12-item questionnaire, for the Minnesota Leisure Time Activities (MLTA), a detailed questionnaire covering 18 leisure time activities, as the measure of low activity in the Fried frailty phenotype instrument (FFP)...
April 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395433/-effects-of-perioperative-transfusion-of-blood-components-on-the-long-term-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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T Peng, L M Wang, J X Wu, M Liu, X Y Li, W Q Rong, F Wu, W Q Zhao, G H Zhao
Objective: To investigate the effects of perioperative transfusion of blood components on the long-term prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Methods: A total of 339 patients with primary HCC who underwent curative hepatectomy between January 2003 and December 2010 at the Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences were enrolled. The clinical data of the patients were retrospectively analyzed. These patients were divided into non-transfusion, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusion only and concentrated red cells (CRC) transfusion groups...
April 11, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374470/the-effect-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-in-critically-ill-patients
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E Vibede, C L Hvas, E Tønnesen, A-M Hvas
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients often receive fresh frozen plasma (FFP) if they have abnormal conventional coagulation tests. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of FFP transfusion judged by a wide range of coagulation tests. METHODS: We included 30 critically ill patients receiving FFP and 30 critically ill patients who did not receive FFP. For patients receiving FFP, blood samples were obtained before and 1 h after FFP transfusion. Conventional coagulation tests, thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®) , EXTEM, INTEM and FIBTEM) and thrombin generation were performed...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340614/family-focused-practice-within-a-recovery-framework-practitioners-qualitative-perspectives
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B Ward, A Reupert, F McCormick, S Waller, S Kidd
BACKGROUND: Family-focused practice (FFP) is an effective approach to supporting individuals with mental illness. 'Recovery' is also central to contemporary mental health care. However, there is a dearth of evidence about how the two concepts are related and subsequently implemented in practice. The aim of this study was to explore practitioners' understandings and practices of FFP within a recovery framework. METHODS: Purposive/snowball sampling was used to recruit and conduct qualitative interviews with 11 mental health practitioners in rural Australia...
March 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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