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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728345/safety-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tubes-in-centenarian-patients
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Zain A Sobani, Kevin Tin, Steven Guttmann, Anna A Abbasi, Ira Mayer, Yuriy Tsirlin
Background/Aims: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a relatively safe procedure; however, no study has evaluated the safety of PEG tube placement in patients over the age of 100 years. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of patient records for patients who underwent PEG tube placement. Thirty patients aged 100 years and older were identified and a random sample of 275 patients was selected for comparison. Results: The mean age of the patients was 80...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728329/liposuction-in-the-treatment-of-lipedema-a-longitudinal-study
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Mehran Dadras, Peter Joachim Mallinger, Cord Christian Corterier, Sotiria Theodosiadi, Mojtaba Ghods
BACKGROUND: Lipedema is a condition consisting of painful bilateral increases in subcutaneous fat and interstitial fluid in the limbs with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis during later stages. Combined decongestive therapy (CDT) is the standard of care in most countries. Since the introduction of tumescent technique, liposuction has been used as a surgical treatment option. The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of liposuction used as treatment for lipedema. METHODS: Twenty-five patients who received 72 liposuction procedures for the treatment of lipedema completed a standardized questionnaire...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728325/the-usefulness-of-surgical-treatment-in-slow-flow-vascular-malformation-patients
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Gyu Bin Kang, Yong Chan Bae, Su Bong Nam, Seong Hwan Bae, Ji Yoon Sung
BACKGROUND: Many difficulties exist in establishing a treatment plan for slow-flow vascular malformation (SFVM). In particular, little research has been conducted on the surgical treatment of SFVMs. Thus, we investigated what proportion of SFVM patients were candidates for surgical treatment in clinical practice and how useful surgical treatment was in those patients. METHODS: This study included 109 SFVM patients who received care at the authors' clinic from 2007 to 2015...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728288/-descemet-s-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-treatment-of-patients-with-corneal-endothelial-decompensation
#4
T Huang, C Ouyang, J Zhan, L Jiang
Objective: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for treatment of patients with corneal endothelial decompensation in China. Methods: Interventional case series. Ten patients (10 eyes) with the diagnosis of corneal endothelial decompensation received DMEK during July 2016 and September 2016 in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center. Descemet's membrane of the donor tissue was carefully stripped from the underlying stroma manually and cut with a 7.75- or 8.0-mm-diameter donor punch...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728199/-polypharmacy-solutions-for-enhanced-drug-safety
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Olaf Krause, Gesine Picksak, Ulrike Junius-Walker
Polypharmacy (≥ 5 drugs) is common among older people and may lead to falls, ADEs and delirium. Adherence is an important part in the medication management. Simple questions (i. e. for OTC, handling and omission of drugs) are effective. As most old people are treated by general practitioners (GP), they play a key role for drug safety and reducing polypharmacy. The involvement of pharmacists in analyzing one patient's drugs can enhance solutions for drug problems ("two-man rule"). An IT-based medication plan acts as an important communication tool for an enhanced team work between doctors, pharmacists and nursing care...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728194/-relevance-of-living-wills-during-post-resuscitation-care
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Martin Christ, Katharina Isabel von Auenmüller, Martin Grett, Scharbanu Amirie, Michael Brand, Hans-Joachim Trappe
Background There is hardly any evidence about the influence of living wills on acute life-threatening disease like out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). We therefore initiated this study to quantify the percentage of victims of OHCA who's living wills are available during post-resuscitation care. Methods All victims of OHCA who were admitted to our hospital between January 1(st) 2008 and July 31(th) 2016 were identified by analysis of our central admission register. Data from individual patients were collected from the patient's health records and anonymously stored on a central database...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728182/endophthalmitis-and-concurrent-or-delayed-onset-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-managed-with-pars-plana-vitrectomy-intravitreal-antibiotics-and-silicone-oil
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Vivek Pravin Dave, Avinash Pathengay, Nidhi Relhan, Pranjali Sharma, Subhadra Jalali, Rajeev Reddy Pappuru, Mudit Tyagi, Raja Narayanan, Jay Chhablani, Taraprasad Das, Harry W Flynn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The current study describes the treatment outcomes in patients with endophthalmitis and concurrent or delayed-onset retinal detachment managed with pars plana vitrectomy, intravitreal antibiotics, and silicone oil. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this noncomparative, retrospective case series, the medical records of patients diagnosed with endophthalmitis and retinal detachment from January 1991 through December 2014 at a tertiary eye care center in South India were reviewed...
July 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728148/the-role-of-cytotoxic-chemotherapy-in-advanced-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Sebastian Krug, Thomas M Gress, Patrick Michl, Anja Rinke
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are rare neoplasms accounting for less than 5% of all pancreatic malignancies. These tumors are characterized by clinical and prognostical heterogeneity and are predominantly diagnosed in a metastatic stage. Cytotoxic chemotherapy, along with alkylating agents and antimetabolites as well as molecular targeted agents (everolimus, sunitinib), is used in the treatment of advanced PNETs. After the approval of lanreotide for unresectable PNETs, an additional therapeutic option has become available; however, the best sequence of therapies and patient stratification to different treatments remains challenging...
July 21, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728114/variation-in-receipt-of-pharmacotherapy-for-alcohol-use-disorders-across-racial-ethnic-groups-a-national-study-in-the-u-s-veterans-health-administration
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Emily C Williams, Shalini Gupta, Anna D Rubinsky, Joseph E Glass, Rhonda Jones-Webb, Kara M Bensley, Alex H S Harris
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacologic treatment is recommended for alcohol use disorders (AUD), but most patients do not receive it. Although racial/ethnic minorities have greater AUD consequences than whites, whether AUD medication receipt varies across race/ethnicity is unknown. We evaluate this in a national sample. METHODS: Electronic health records data were extracted for all black, Hispanic, and/or white patients who received care at the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) during Fiscal Year 2012 and had a documented AUD diagnosis...
July 11, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728102/uterine-necrosis-following-a-combination-of-uterine-compression-sutures-and-vascular-ligation-during-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Saad Benkirane, Hanane Saadi, Badr Serji, Ahmed Mimouni
INTRODUCTION: The Postpartum bleeding is the first cause of maternal mortality in Morocco. It is an obstetrical emergency that requires a fast multimodal management including medical care, interventional procedure and in few cases a salvatory surgery. CLINICAL CASE: We report a rare case of uterine necrosis following postpartum hemorrhage, refractory to medical therapy, and which was controlled by a combination of uterine hemostatic techniques and vascular ligation three days after surgery, the patient developed a fever (39°C)...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728073/sudden-perinatal-death-due-to-rupture-of-congenital-cardiac-diverticulum-pathological-findings-and-medico-legal-investigations-in-malpractice-charge
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Matteo Marchesi, Michele Boracchi, Guendalina Gentile, Francesca Maghin, Riccardo Zoja
Congenital diverticula of the left ventricle, very rare malformations, are determined by an abnormal embryonic development of the ventricular wall and can be isolated or associated to other cardiac anomalies. In most of the cases, these pathologies are not symptomatic and in some patients can be associated to ventricular arrhythmia, cardiac rupture with tamponade and sudden death. Authors are presenting the case of a sudden death in an 8-weeks-old newborn due to rupture of a cardiac congenital diverticulum of the left ventricle, discovered only at the moment of the autopsic examination...
July 12, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728066/baseline-serum-phosphatidylcholine-plasmalogen-concentrations-are-inversely-associated-with-incident-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-mixed-peripheral-artery-disease-presentations
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Joseph V Moxon, Rhondda E Jones, Gerard Wong, Jacquelyn M Weir, Natalie A Mellett, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Peter J Meikle, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Despite current best care, patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) remain at high risk of myocardial infarction, and biomarkers to more accurately assess cardiovascular risk are needed. This study assessed the relationship between the serum lipidome and incident myocardial infarction in a cohort of PAD patients. METHODS: 265 PAD patients were followed up for a median of 23 months, during which 18 people suffered a myocardial infarction...
June 29, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728045/postdiagnosis-neurological-care-for-patients-with-psychogenic-nonepileptic-spells-pnes
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Chloe E Hill, Hannah Schwartz, Nabila Dahodwala, Brian Litt, Kathryn A Davis
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated continuity of neurological care for patients discharged from the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) with a diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic spells (PNES). Because PNES are seizure-like episodes that cannot be explained by abnormal electrical brain activity, they are challenging for patients to understand and accept. Consequently, after diagnosis, patients commonly fail to start recommended psychotherapy and instead pursue redundant medical care. As consistent relationships with healthcare providers may help, we instituted standard follow-up for patients diagnosed with PNES...
July 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728010/advances-in-point-of-care-technologies-for-molecular-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Mohammad Zarei
Advances in miniaturization, nanotechnology, and microfluidics, along with developments in cloud-connected point-of-care (POC) diagnostics technologies are pushing the frontiers of POC devices toward low-cost, user-friendly, and enhanced sensitivity molecular-level diagnostics. The combination of various bio-sensing platforms within smartphone-integrated electronic readers provides accurate on-site and on-time diagnostics based on various types of chemical and biological targets. Further, 3D printing technology shows a huge potential toward fabrication and improving the performance of POC devices...
July 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727993/how-do-nurse-practitioners-work-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Julian Grant, Lauren Lines, Philip Darbyshire, Yvonne Parry
OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explores the work of nurse practitioners in primary health care settings in developed countries and critiques their contribution to improved health outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review design was employed and included development of a research question, identification of potentially relevant studies, selection of relevant studies, charting data, collating, summarising and reporting findings. An additional step was added to evaluate the methodological rigor of each study...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727957/awareness-of-state-legislation-on-naloxone-accessibility-associated-with-willingness-to-prescribe-naloxone
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Olihe N Okoro, Karen M Bastianelli, Ya-Feng Wen, Elisabeth F Bilden, Brian K Konowalchuk, Mark E Schneiderhan
BACKGROUND: Increasing rates of opioid-related deaths, state naloxone-legislation changes, and negativity prompted investigation of predictive factors associated with willingness to prescribe naloxone to populations at risk of overdose including knowledge of risk factors, assessment of persons at risk, awareness of legislative changes, perceptions of professional responsibility, and confidence around naloxone prescribing and distribution. METHODS: Cross-sectional, web-based, anonymous, voluntary survey to prescribers of two regional healthcare systems serving urban and rural North Dakota, northern Minnesota, and northwestern Wisconsin...
July 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727945/micronutrient-alterations-during-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Amir Y Kamel, Nisha J Dave, Vivian M Zhao, Daniel P Griffith, Michael J Connor, Thomas R Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is commonly used to provide renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit. Limited published data suggest that CRRT may lead to depletion of water-soluble vitamins and trace elements. The goal of this study was to identify the incidence of trace element and vitamin deficiencies in critically ill patients during CRRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is based on a retrospective chart review of patients who were referred to Emory University Hospital's nutrition support services and had at least 1 serum micronutrient level measured during CRRT (thiamin, pyridoxine, ascorbic acid, folate, zinc, and copper) between April 1, 2009, and June 1, 2012...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727924/does-early-change-predict-long-term-6-months-improvements-in-subjects-who-receive-manual-therapy-for-low-back-pain
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Chad Cook, Shannon Petersen, Megan Donaldson, Mark Wilhelm, Ken Learman
Early change is commonly assessed for manual therapy interventions and has been used to determine treatment appropriateness. However, current studies have only explored the relationship of between or within-session changes and short-/medium-term outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine whether pain changes after two weeks of pragmatic manual therapy could predict those participants with chronic low back pain who demonstrate continued improvements at 6-month follow-up. This study was a retrospective observational design...
July 20, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727923/height-prediction-from-ulna-length-of-critically-ill-patients
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Micheli S Tarnowski, Estela I Rabito, Daieni Fernandes, Mariane Rosa, Manoela L Oliveira, Vânia N Hirakata, Aline Marcadenti
BACKGROUND: Ulna length (UL) has been used in mathematical formulas to predict the body height of healthy and sick individuals. However, the evaluation of its use with patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) is scarce. The objective of this study was to develop a mathematical equation to estimate critically ill patients' height using the UL measure and to evaluate its agreement with measured standing height. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed at the ICU of a tertiary hospital in Brazil...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727922/considerations-in-physical-therapy-management-of-a-non-responding-patient-with-low-back-pain
#20
Timothy J Madson
STUDY DESIGN: Case Study. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Low back pain is a common condition managed by physical therapists (PT). Screening tools have been developed to assist the PT with medical screening of patients for serious disease. Sinister pathologies may present as musculoskeletal symptoms during the patient examination. It is important for the PT to frequently reevaluate their patient's response to therapeutic interventions and refer for further evaluation if they are not responding to conservative care...
July 20, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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