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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735301/effect-of-faecal-calprotectin-assay-variability-on-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-potential-role-of-faecal-s100a12
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Simon John Whitehead, Clare Ford, Rousseau Mariano Gama, Ala Ali, Brian McKaig, Jenna Louise Waldron, Helen Steed, Matthew James Brookes
AIMS: To prospectively evaluate whether between-assay variability of different faecal calprotectin (f-Cp) assays influences diagnostic accuracy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a cohort of patients with confirmed IBD and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To also evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of faecal S100A12 (f-S100A12) against f-Cp in the same patient cohort and assess whether f-S100A12 offers additional diagnostic value. METHODS: F-Cp using four commercially available f-Cp assays, f-S100A12 and blood biomarkers were measured in patients, recruited from the local IBD clinic, who had established IBS or active ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735135/endoscope-assisted-abscess-drainage-secondary-to-endoscope-assisted-tlif-1-year-follow-up
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Karthik Madhavan, Steven Shelby Burks, Lee Onn Chieng, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Y Wang
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic discectomy and fusions have been gaining popularity in the recent past and are noted to be safe for its application in elderly population. It involves ultra-small incision for discectomy followed by placement of percutaneous screws in awake patients. Treatment of advanced spinal pathology using endoscope-assisted techniques are challenging. Although not common with endoscopic approach, post-operative infection can be problematic as there are no established guidelines on its management...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734973/minimally-invasive-approaches-to-myoma-management
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Julian A Gingold, Ndeye-Aicha Gueye, Tommaso Falcone
Patients affected by the presence of leiomyomas may incur a substantial physical, emotional, social and financial toll as well as losses in their quality of life. Although many myomas are not amenable to medical therapy or hysteroscopic resection, many others are amenable to minimally invasive surgical approaches. In patients who prefer to retain their fertility, laparoscopic myomectomy should be considered the intervention of choice. In this review we expand on the surgical techniques of both conventional laparoscopic and robotic-assisted myomectomies...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734909/prognostic-value-of-exercise-stress-echocardiography-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Coppelia Goublaire, Maria Melissopoulou, David Lobo, Naozumi Kubota, Constance Verdonk, Claire Cimadevilla, Isabelle Codogno, Eric Brochet, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of mean pressure gradient (MPG) increase and peak systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) measured during exercise stress echocardiography in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Exercise testing is recommended in asymptomatic AS patients, but the additional value of exercise-stress echocardiography, especially the prognostic value of MPG increase and peak SPAP, is still debated...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734263/study-of-the-influencing-factors-of-the-blood-levels-of-toxic-elements-in-africans-from-16-countries
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Luis Alberto Henríquez-Hernández, Octavio P Luzardo, Luis D Boada, Cristina Carranza, José Luis Pérez Arellano, Ana González-Antuña, Maira Almeida-González, Carlos Barry-Rodríguez, Manuel Zumbado, María Camacho
Africa's economy is growing faster than any other continent and it has been estimated that the middle class in Africa now exceeds 350 million people. This has meant a parallel increase in the importation of consumer goods and in the implementation of communication and information technologies (ICT), but also in the generation of large quantities of e-waste. However, inadequate infrastructure development remains a major constraint to the continent's economic growth and these highly toxic residues are not always adequately managed...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734023/how-do-we-manage-blood-donors-and-recipients-after-a-positive-zika-screening-result
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Alexandra Jimenez, Beth H Shaz, Debra Kessler, Evan M Bloch
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is the focus of an ongoing pandemic. ZIKV is notable for its severe neurologic sequelae in babies born to infected mothers. High rates of subclinical infection, as evidenced by the finding of ZIKV RNA in asymptomatic donors, raise concerns of risk to the blood supply. To date, a total of four suspected cases of transfusion-transmitted ZIKV have been reported (all in Brazil), none of which were associated with clinical infection in the transfusion recipients...
July 21, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733917/evaluation-of-a-modified-triple-p-procedure-in-women-with-morbidly-adherent-placenta-after-previous-caesarean-section
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Yanxing Wei, Yanwen Cao, Yanhong Yu, Zhijian Wang
AIM: To describe a modified "Triple-P" procedure and evaluate its outcome in women with morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) after previous caesarean section (CS). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 96 women with MAP after CS was recruited with 45 women receiving the modified "Triple-P" procedure as study group and the other 51 cases receiving the conventional managements as the control. The maternal outcomes were compared. RESULTS: The modified "Triple-P" procedure was described in step by step...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733739/variation-and-treatment-of-vessels-in-laparoscopic-right-hemicolectomy
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Kai Ye, Jianan Lin, Yafeng Sun, Yiyang Wu, Jianhua Xu, Songbing He
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of complete mesocolic excision (CME) and the application of laparoscopic technique, surgery for colon cancer has become more standardized and the curative effect has improved [1]. The key points in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy are high ligation of main vessels and root dissection of lymph nodes. The wide range of variations in vascular architecture and intraoperative bleeding are common causes of prolonged surgical time, wound hemorrhage, and even transfer to the opening operation...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733732/predictive-risk-factors-associated-with-cholangitis-following-ercp
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Joshua Tierney, Neal Bhutiani, Bryce Stamp, John S Richey, Michael H Bahr, Gary C Vitale
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stent placement is used for the management of many pancreaticobiliary disorders. It is generally safe with a few short-term complications. The risk factors for the development of post-ERCP cholangitis due to stent occlusion have not been previously described. This study identified such risk factors among patients undergoing ERCP and stent placement for pancreatic or biliary obstruction. METHODS: 3648 ERCPs performed at the University of Louisville from 2008 to 2016 were reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733707/angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-blockers-inhibit-kat-ii-activity-in-the-brain-its-possible-clinical-applications
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Izabela Zakrocka, Katarzyna M Targowska-Duda, Artur Wnorowski, Tomasz Kocki, Krzysztof Jóźwiak, Waldemar A Turski
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are one of the most frequently recommended antihypertensive drugs. Apart from their activity towards the circulatory system, ARBs also penetrate the blood-brain barrier and display neuroprotective effects. Kynurenic acid (KYNA) is an endogenous metabolite of tryptophan produced by kynurenine aminotransferase II (KAT II) in the brain. Antagonism towards all ionotropic glutamate (GLU) receptors is the main mechanism of KYNA action. An elevated brain level of KYNA is linked with memory impairment and psychotic symptoms...
July 21, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733555/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Tingjuan Xu, Guodong Shen, Min Cheng, Weiping Xu, Gan Shen, Shilian Hu
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of circulating tumor cells in patients with lung cancer is controversial. Therefore, we aimed to comprehensively and quantitatively assess the prognostic role of CTCs in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: The relevant literature was searched using PubMed, the Cochrane database and the China National Knowledge Internet database (up to June 2016). Using Review Manager 5.1.2, a meta-analysis was performed using hazard ratio (HR), odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) as effect values...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732364/a-novel-heterozygous-germline-deletion-in-msh2-gene-in-a-five-generation-chinese-family-with-lynch-syndrome
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Bin Wu, Wuyang Ji, Shengran Liang, Chao Ling, Yan You, Lai Xu, Min-Er Zhong, Yi Xiao, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Jun-Yang Lu, Santasree Banerjee
Lynch syndrome (LS) is one of the most common familial forms of colorectal cancer predisposing syndrome with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. LS is caused by the germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes including MSH2, MLH1, MSH6and PMS2. Clinically, LS is characterized by high incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer as well as endometrial, small intestinal and urinary tract cancers, usually occur in the third to fourth decade of the life. Here we describe a five generation Chinese family with LS clinically diagnosed according to the Amsterdam II criteria...
July 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731915/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-self-care-of-hypertension-inventory-into-brazilian-portuguese
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Luana Claudia Jacoby Silveira, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva, Christiane Whast Ávila, Leila Beltrami, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Barbara Riegel
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle changes and treatment adherence still constitute a challenge to healthcare providers involved in the care of persons with hypertension. The lack of validated instruments measuring the ability of hypertensive patients to manage their disease has slowed research progress in this area. The Self-care of Hypertension Inventory, originally developed in the United States, consists of 23 items divided across 3 scales: Self-care Maintenance, Self-care Management, and Self-care Confidence...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731875/management-of-complex-spine-surgery
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Massimo Lamperti, Boris Tufegdzic, Rafi Avitsian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The main objective of this article is to present the updated data regarding the perioperative management of patients undergoing major spine surgery in an era where the surgical techniques are changing and there is a high demand for these surgeries in older and high-risk patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Preoperative assessment and stabilization is now more structured protocol and it is based on a multidisciplinary approach to the patient. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs and the Perioperative Surgical Home on major spine surgery are not yet fully evidence based but it seems that the use of a perioperative optimization of patients and use of a drugs' bundle is more effective than using single drugs or interventions on the postoperative pain reduction and faster recovery from surgery...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731289/current-status-of-achieving-blood-pressure-target-and-its-clinical-correlates-in-japanese-type-2-diabetes
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Hiroki Yokoyama, Shin-Ichi Araki, Koichi Kawai, Koichi Hirao, Yoshio Kurihara, Hiroaki Seino, Hiroshi Takamura, Hidekatsu Sugimoto, Akira Okada, Hiroshi Maegawa
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: To investigate the current status of achieved blood pressure levels in association with the number of antihypertensive drug classes as of 2013, and to explore the clinical correlates with achievement of target blood pressure in a large-scale cohort of Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A nationwide survey was conducted including 12,811 subjects with type 2 diabetes. Subjects were divided by achieved blood pressure, <130/80 or 140/90 mmHg, and the number of drug classes taken...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731144/dietary-fiber-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-review
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Magdy El-Salhy, Synne Otterasen Ystad, Tarek Mazzawi, Doris Gundersen
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder. It is widely believed that IBS is caused by a deficient intake of dietary fiber, and most physicians recommend that patients with IBS increase their intake of dietary fiber in order to relieve their symptoms. However, different types of dietary fiber exhibit marked differences in physical and chemical properties, and the associated health benefits are specific for each fiber type. Short-chain soluble and highly fermentable dietary fiber, such as oligosaccharides results in rapid gas production that can cause abdominal pain/discomfort, abdominal bloating/distension and flatulence in patients with IBS...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730950/statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-head-position-in-stroke-trial-headpost-an-international-cluster-cross-over-randomized-trial
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Laurent Billot, Mark Woodward, Hisatomi Arima, Maree L Hackett, Paula Muñoz Venturelli, Pablo M Lavados, Alejandro Brunser, Bin Peng, Liying Cui, Lily Song, Stephane Heritier, Stephen Jan, Sandy Middleton, Verónica V Olavarría, Joyce Lim, Thompson Robinson, Octavio Pontes-Neto, Caroline Watkins, Craig S Anderson
Background There is evidence to indicate that the lying flat head position increases cerebral blood flow and oxygenation in patients with acute ischemic stroke, but how these physiological effects translate into clinical outcomes is uncertain. The Head Position in Stroke Trial aims to determine the comparative effectiveness of lying flat (0°) compared to sitting up (≥30°) head positioning, initiated within 24 h of hospital admission for patients with acute stroke. Design An international, pragmatic, cluster-randomized, crossover, open, blinded outcome assessed clinical trial...
August 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730750/improving-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-glycaemic-outcomes-is-possible-without-spending-more-on-medication-lessons-from-the-uk-national-diabetes-audit
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Adrian H Heald, Mark Livingston, Nagaraj Malipatil, Michal Becher, Joyce Craig, Mike Stedman, Anthony A Fryer
OBJECTIVES: There is continuing discussion globally about how to optimise outcomes for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients. In the UK, national (NICE) guidance was updated in 2016 (NG28). We aimed to determine the factors at a GP practice level that relate to glycaemic control outcome. METHODS: Data was accessed from 4,050 GP practices (GPP) (50% of total) covering 1.6 million T2DM patients in the UK National Diabetes Audit 2013-14 and 2014-15. This reported T2DM population characteristics, services and outcomes, including % total glycaemic control (TGC) (at 67...
July 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730730/renal-impairment-hampers-bisphosphonate-treatment-in-a-quarter-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis
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Katalin Fábián, Rita Puskás, Tímea Kakuk, László Prés, Dorottya Fejes, Zsolt Szegedi, Lívia Rojkó, Zoltán Szállási, Balázs Döme, Orsolya Pipek, Judit Moldvay
Renal function impairment in lung cancer patients with bone metastases was investigated, as this can limit the application of bisphosphonates representing the gold standard in the management of such cases. Clinicopathological data of 570 lung cancer patients were retrospectively analysed for changes in renal function parameters. Co-morbidities included hypertension (50%), COPD (33%) and diabetes mellitus (15%). Statistical analysis was performed with Fisher's exact tests and a Cox proportional hazards model...
July 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730690/incorporating-comprehensive-management-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-into-anticoagulation-clinics
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Insaf Mohammad, Bianca Korkis, Candice L Garwood
Anticoagulation clinics emerged as a means to optimize warfarin effectiveness and minimize bleeding risks. Anticoagulation clinics have traditionally been warfarin-based models due to the need for frequent blood level monitoring, drug interactions, dietary considerations, and periprocedural management with warfarin. These models have demonstrated improved anticoagulation control and reduced bleeding complications for patients taking warfarin. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) emerged with the perception of improved convenience due to the lack of blood level monitoring and lack of dietary considerations...
July 21, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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