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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644355/outpatient-liver-biopsy-in-children-safety-feasibility-and-economic-impact
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Rishi Bolia, Judy Matta, Rohan Malik, Winita Hardikar
Liver biopsy is a valuable tool. Even though outpatient liver biopsies are routinely performed in adults, there are no clear recommendations on its safety and feasibility in children. We reviewed the records of children who underwent a percutaneous liver biopsy at our institution between January 2005 and June 2015. A total of 626 biopsies were performed on 497 patients (250 boys, median age 6 [0.2-19.3] years). Abnormal liver function tests for investigation 288 (46%) was the most common indication. Thirty (4...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644347/age-and-sex-normalization-of-intestinal-permeability-measures-for-the-improved-assessment-of-enteropathy-in-infancy-and-early-childhood-results-from-the-mal-ed-study
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Margaret N Kosek, Gwenyth O Lee, Richard L Guerrant, Rashidul Haque, Gagandeep Kang, Tahmeed Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Asad Ali, Estomih Mduma, Pablo Peñataro Yori, William A Faubion, Aldo A M Lima, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Carl Mason, Sudhir Babji, Ravinder Singh, Shahida Qureshi, Peter S Kosek, Amidou Samie, John Pascal, Sanjaya Shrestha, Benjamin J J McCormick, Jessica C Seidman, Dennis R Lang, Anita Zaidi, Laura E Caulfield, Michael Gottlieb
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe changes in intestinal permeability in early childhood in diverse epidemiologic settings. METHODS: In a birth cohort study, the lactulose:mannitol (L:M) test was administered to 1980 children at 4 time points in the first 24 months of life in 8 countries. Data from the Brazil site with an incidence of diarrhea similar to that seen in the United States and no growth faltering was used as an internal study reference to derive age- and sex-specific z scores for mannitol and lactulose recoveries and the L:M ratio...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641648/-change-of-thrombelastography-in-children-s-dic-and-analysis-of-its-sensitivity-and-specificity-for-diagnosis-of-dic
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Wen-Hao Yuan, Han-Chu Liu, Ling-Kong Zeng, Xiao-Yan Liu, Ling-Xia Zhao, Lu-Xia Mo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of thrombelastography index changes on its sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in children. METHODS: A total of 149 children with DIC in our hospital from June 2013 to June 2016 were selected in DIC group, while 106 cases of non-DIC, including healthy children and children with diseases easily confused with DIC, were selected as non-DIC(control) group. The thrombelastography, D-dimer, coagulation functions including prothrombintime (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (FIB) and fibin degradation product (FDP), congental coagulation disorders and platelet count were detected in DIC and non-DIC groups; the statistics of data was performed and the sensitivity and specificity of thromelastraphy indexes such as R time, α angle MA value and A value were evaluated; the relationship of DIC with indexes was analyzed...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640108/correlation-of-hla-dp-dq-polymorphisms-with-transplant-etiologies-and-prognosis-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Yi Li, Qian Huang, Jiang-Tao Tang, Tian-Tian Wei, Lin Yan, Zhi-Qiang Yang, Yang-Juan Bai, Lan-Lan Wang, Yun-Ying Shi
Previous study has identified that the genetic variants in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DP/DQ region were strongly associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. But their roles in liver function recovery after hepatic transplantation were still obscure. This study aimed to investigate whether HLA-DP/DQ polymorphisms were associated with post-transplant etiologies and prognosis in Chinese liver transplant recipients.A total of 144 liver transplant recipients were enrolled, which were divided into 2 groups according to the transplant etiology: HBV-related disease and non-HBV-related disease...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638002/predictors-of-international-normalized-ratio-variability-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-under-warfarin-therapy
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Yoshimi Numao, Shinya Suzuki, Takuto Arita, Naoharu Yagi, Takayuki Otsuka, Koichi Sagara, Hiroaki Semba, Kenichi Sasaki, Hiroto Kano, Shunsuke Matsuno, Yuko Kato, Tokuhisa Uejima, Yuji Oikawa, Kazuyuki Nagashima, Hajime Kirigaya, Takashi Kunihara, Junji Yajima, Tadanori Aizawa, Takeshi Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Variability in the international normalized ratio (INR) of prothrombin time has been suggested to be related to outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) under warfarin therapy, but its determinants remain unclear.Methods and Results:The study population consisted of 626 AF patients under warfarin therapy in the Shinken Database (n=22,230). INR variability was calculated by Fihn's method. Determinants of high log INR variability (defined as over mean+standard deviation) were determined by logistic regression analyses...
June 22, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637514/performance-of-point-of-care-international-normalized-ratio-measurement-to-diagnose-trauma-induced-coagulopathy
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Thomas Mistral, Yvonnick Boué, Jean-Luc Bosson, Pauline Manhes, Jules Greze, Julien Brun, Pierre Albaladejo, Jean-François Payen, Pierre Bouzat
BACKGROUND: Trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) is a common feature after severe trauma. Detection of TIC is based upon classic coagulation tests including international normalized ratio (INR) value. Point-of-care (POC) devices have been developed to rapidly measure INR at the bedside on whole blood. The aim of the study was to test the precision of the Coagucheck® XS Pro device for INR measurement at hospital admission after severe trauma. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study in a French level I trauma center...
June 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635505/social-inequalities-in-pure-tone-hearing-assessed-using-occupational-stratification-schemes
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Petra von Gablenz, Inga Holube
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to analyse the performance of two occupational stratification approaches and the impact of social position on adult hearing. DESIGN: The prevalence of hearing impairment, pure-tone averages (PTA) and prevalence ratios (PR) for relative hearing loss, which focuses on the position of one's PTA in the age- and gender-specific distribution, were compared in groups defined by ISCO Skill Level and the International Socio-Economic Index (ISEI)...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632072/maternal-obesity-obstetric-interventions-and-post-partum-anaemia-increase-the-risk-of-post-partum-sepsis-a-population-based-cohort-study-based-on-swedish-medical-health-registers
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Daniel Axelsson, Marie Blomberg
BACKGROUND: The objective was to estimate whether maternal obesity and/or obstetric interventions are associated with diagnosed maternal post-partum sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study including all deliveries in Sweden between 1997 and 2012 (N = 1,558,752). Cases of sepsis (n = 376) were identified by International Classification of Diseases, (ICD-10) codes A40, A41 and O 85 in the Medical Birth Register and the National Patient Register...
June 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631310/zinc-supplementation-for-the-treatment-of-measles-in-children
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Ajibola A Awotiwon, Olabisi Oduwole, Anju Sinha, Charles I Okwundu
BACKGROUND: Measles is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality globally, despite increasing vaccine coverage. Zinc plays a significant role in the maintenance of normal immunological functions, therefore supplements given to zinc-deficient children will increase the availability of zinc and could reduce measles-related morbidity and mortality. This is an update of a review first published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of zinc supplementation in reducing morbidity and mortality in children with measles...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628497/predicting-short-term-and-long-term-mortality-of-hospitalized-portuguese-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Samuel R Fernandes, Pedro Marques da Costa, Sofia Vítor, Joana R Carvalho, Patrícia Santos, Carlos M Moura, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Fernando Ramalho, José Velosa
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse can result in a spectrum of liver injury that ranges from mild fatty infiltration to alcoholic hepatitis (AH), cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. The present study aimed to evaluate current scoring systems in predicting short-term and long-term mortality because of AH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of 170 consecutive patients with AH admitted to a tertiary center between January 2005 and October 2015 were reviewed. Clinical and biochemical parameters were retrieved for the assessment of AH scores for the day of admission (D1) and for the seventh day of hospitalization (D7)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621461/the-use-of-eptifibatide-alone-or-in-combination-with-heparin-or-argatroban-for-suspected-thrombosis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Abbas Bitar, Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, Andrew Lenneman, Emma Birks, Todd Massey, Mark Slaughter, Dmitry Abramov
Pump thrombosis and hemolysis in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Intensification of anticoagulation has been suggested as potential therapy, with mixed results. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of adding eptifibatide with or without an anticoagulation agent in managing patients with LVAD presenting with hemolysis and suspected pump thrombosis. This retrospective single center study included all patients who presented with their first episode of suspected pump thrombosis and were treated with eptifibatide with or without an anticoagulant between March 1, 2011 and July 30, 2015...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619643/superior-transfection-efficiency-of-phagocytic-astrocytes-by-large-chitosan-dna-nanoparticles
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Fanqiang Kong, Guoping Liu, Shumin Zhou, Jie Guo, Song Chen, Zhiyun Wang
PURPOSE: Mechanism study of why astrocytes isolated from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)-induced B6 mice or after being exposed to inflammatory factors had the highest transfection efficiency to larger-sized, but not compacted, pspCS/pDNA particles. METHODS: Phosphorylatable short peptide conjugated chitosan (pspCS) was compounded with plasmid DNA (pDNA) at different N:P ratios to form pspCS/pDNA particles of different size and zeta potentials. These pspCS/pDNA particles were used for the transfection of astrocytes isolated from either EAE induced or healthy B6 mice...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617530/effects-of-folic-acid-combined-with-vitamin-b12-on-dvt-in-patients-with-homocysteine-cerebral-infarction
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X-J Shu, Z-F Li, Y-W Chang, S-Y Liu, W-H Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of folic acid combined with vitamin B12 on deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients with homocysteine cerebral infarction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 90 patients with homocysteine cerebral infarction with DVT that were admitted to our hospital from January to July 2015 were selected as study subjects. They were divided into 2 groups randomly, the treatment group (n=45) and the non-treatment group (n=45). The treatment group was administered folic acid and vitamin B12, while the non-treatment group wasn't administered folic acid and vitamin B12...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616216/warfarin-related-nephropathy-induced-by-three-different-vitamin-k-antagonists-analysis-of-13-biopsy-proven-cases
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Léonard Golbin, Cécile Vigneau, Guy Touchard, Eric Thervet, Jean-Michel Halimi, Théophile Sawadogo, Nathan Lagoutte, Pascale Siohan, Elie Zagdoun, Alexandre Hertig, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Thierry Frouget
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) with renal tubular obstruction by red blood cell casts (RBCC) has been described in patients treated with warfarin and is known as warfarin-related nephropathy (WRN). Methods: To determine whether other vitamin K antagonists (VKA) cause WRN, we retrospectively collected and analyzed the clinical and histological data of 13 patients treated with different VKA (seven with fluindione, four with warfarin and two with acenocoumarol) in seven French hospitals. Results: They all developed gross hematuria following overanticoagulation complicated by severe AKI (median serum creatinine concentration = 693 μmol/L)...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614247/meld-score-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-length-of-hospital-stay-and-disease-burden-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-39-323-inpatients
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Jan A Roth, Carl Chrobak, Sabine Schädelin, Balthasar L Hug
The laboratory-based model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score reflects the function of the kidney, liver, and extrinsic coagulation pathway and might be used as a general prognostic tool for the assessment of patients. We therefore aimed to investigate a potential association of the MELD score with mortality, length of hospital stay (LOS), and disease burden in a general patient population.We performed a retrospective observational study at a tertiary referral center. From January 2012 through December 2013, all consecutive inpatients aged 18 years were eligible for the study; patients with missing MELD parameters on hospital admission and/or treatments influencing the international normalized ratio, that is, novel oral anticoagulants and vitamin K antagonists, were excluded...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611503/exploiting-phosphate-starved-cells-of-scenedesmus-sp-for-the-treatment-of-raw-sewage
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Swati Yewalkar-Kulkarni, Gayatri Gera, Sanjay Nene, Kiran Pandare, Bhaskar Kulkarni, Sanjay Kamble
Phosphate depletion is one of the favorable ways to enhance the sewage water treatment with the algae, however, detailed information is essential with respect to internal phosphate concentration and physiology of the algae. The growth rate of the phosphate-starved Scenedesmus cells was reduced drastically after 48 h. Indicating cells entered in the stationary phase of the growth cycle. Fourier Transform Infrared analysis of phosphate-starved Scenedesmus cells showed the reduction in internal phosphate concentration and an increase in carbohydrate/phosphate and carbohydrate/lipid ratio...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606706/self-reported-physical-activity-using-international-physical-activity-questionnaire-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-visual-impairment
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Magdalena Wrzesińska, Anna Lipert, Beata Urzędowicz, Lucjan Pawlicki
BACKGROUND: Young people with visual impairment (VI) face many environmental barriers that influence physical activity. OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to assess the level of physical activity (PA) in students with VI, with regard to their age, gender, level of VI, body mass index and abdominal obesity (AO), and to identify the percentage of study participants who did not meet the international recommendations for PA. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements were taken to assess the body mass index and waist-to-height ratio...
May 22, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604569/use-of-four-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-in-the-reversal-of-warfarin-induced-and-nonvitamin-k-antagonist-related-coagulopathy
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Hannah Young, Jeremy L Holzmacher, Richard Amdur, Stephen Gondek, Babak Sarani, Mary E Schroeder
: To evaluate the efficacy of international normalized ratio (INR) reversal using four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) in nonmedication-induced coagulopathy. We performed a single-site, retrospective cohort study of patients receiving off-label use of 4F-PCC. Cohorts included liver dysfunction if they had acute liver decompensation or cirrhosis without other causative factors of liver failure such as sepsis, coagulopathy of acute sepsis (CAS) if they had documentation of sepsis and no underlying liver disorder, known factor deficiencies, or medication-induced coagulopathy, or warfarin if they were taking warfarin...
June 9, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603130/fluconazole-and-its-interaction-with-metal-ii-complexes-sem-spectroscopic-and-antifungal-studies
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Mohsin Ali, Mansoor Ahmed, Shakil Ahmed, Syed Imran Ali, Samina Perveen, Majid Mumtaz, Syed Moazzam Haider, Urooj Nazim
The human digestive tract contains some 100 trillion cells and thousands of species of micro-organisms may be present as normal flora of this tract as well as other mucocutaneous junctions of the body. Candida specie is the most common organism residing in these areas and can easily invade the internal tissues in cases of loss of host defenses. Modifications of previously existing antifungal agents may provide new options to fight against these species. Inorganic compounds of different antifungals are under investigations...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601489/is-the-subscapularis-normal-after-the-open-latarjet-procedure-an-isokinetic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation
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Alexandre Caubère, Damien Lami, Pascal Boileau, Sébastien Parratte, Matthieu Ollivier, Jean-Noël Argenson
BACKGROUND: The Latarjet procedure is considered to be a violation of the subscapularis muscle. This study evaluated the postoperative status of the subscapularis through isokinetic and magnetic resonance imaging analysis after splitting. We hypothesized that compared with a healthy contralateral shoulder, there would be satisfactory recovery of subscapularis strength at the cost of some fatigability and some mild fatty infiltration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a case-control retrospective study of patients who underwent a Latarjet procedure between January 2013 and January 2015...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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