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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437543/association-of-donor-age-and-sex-with-survival-of-patients-receiving-transfusions
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Gustaf Edgren, Henrik Ullum, Klaus Rostgaard, Christian Erikstrup, Ulrik Sartipy, Martin J Holzmann, Olof Nyrén, Henrik Hjalgrim
Importance: Following animal model data indicating the possible rejuvenating effects of blood from young donors, there have been at least 2 observational studies conducted with humans that have investigated whether donor age affects patient outcomes. Results, however, have been conflicting. Objective: To study the association of donor age and sex with survival of patients receiving transfusions. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study based on the Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions database, with nationwide data, was conducted for all patients from Sweden and Denmark who received at least 1 red blood cell transfusion of autologous blood or blood from unknown donors between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2012...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437392/should-we-administer-oxygen-during-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
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José Tomás Bennett-Laso, Tomás Kramer-Urrutia, Gabriel Rada
Oxygen therapy is used for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome without further discussion. However, the support of this practice in clinical research is scarce, ignoring the true effects of its implementation. To answer this question, we searched in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources. We identified five systematic reviews including 12 studies overall, five of which were randomized trials. We extracted data, conducted a meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach...
March 29, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436050/comparing-performance-of-surgeons-using-risk-adjusted-procedures
#3
Xu Tang, Fah F Gan
It is naive and incorrect to use the proportions of successful operations to compare the performance of surgeons because the patients' risk profiles are different. In this paper, we explore the use of risk-adjusted procedures to compare the performance of surgeons. One such risk-adjusted statistic is the standardized mortality ratio (SMR), which measures the performance of a surgeon adjusted for the risks of patients assuming the average performance of a group of surgeons. Unlike the traditional SMR which is defined based on a population, this SMR is a random variable...
April 24, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434629/does-appropriate-empiric-antibiotic-therapy-modify-intensive-care-unit-acquired-enterobacteriaceae-bacteraemia-mortality-and-discharge
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K B Pouwels, E Van Kleef, S Vansteelandt, R Batra, J D Edgeworth, T Smieszek, J V Robotham
BACKGROUND: Conflicting results have been found regarding outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired Enterobacteriaceae bacteraemia and the potentially modifying effect of appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy. AIM: To evaluate these associations while adjusting for potential time-varying confounding using methods from the causal inference literature. METHODS: Patients who stayed more than two days in two general ICUs in England between 2002 and 2006 were included in this cohort study...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433042/-alarmins-and-surgical-injury
#5
J Máca, M Peteja
Surgical intervention is an inseparable part of the management of serious surgical disease. However, surgery also presents a potential risk related to the so-called surgical injury causing immune response. When dysregulated the immune activation is able to cause local complications (i.e. wound dehiscence, impaired healing). Systemic decompartmentization of the immunologic disturbance can negatively influence long-term outcomes (i.e. hospital length of stay, mortality). Due to aseptic conditions in the operating room, such an immune activation is almost always of sterile nature...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432640/osteoporosis-bone-mineral-density-and-ckd-mbd-treatment-considerations
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Jordi Bover, Lucía Bailone, Víctor López-Báez, Silvia Benito, Paola Ciceri, Andrea Galassi, Mario Cozzolino
Osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) have both independently important potential impact on bone health. A significant number of patients with CKD stages 3a-5D have been shown to have low bone mineral density (BMD), leading to a strikingly elevated risk of fractures (mainly hip fractures) and higher associated morbidity and mortality. Mechanical properties of bone beyond age and menopausal status are additionally affected by intrinsic uremic factors. Therefore, we review in this article not only general concepts of osteoporosis and related consequences, but also the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of low BMD and bone fractures in CKD, beyond increased vascular calcification...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431008/diabetes-mellitus-as-the-major-risk-factor-for-mucormycosis-in-mexico-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-outcomes-of-reported-cases
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Dora E Corzo-León, Luis D Chora-Hernández, Ana P Rodríguez-Zulueta, Thomas J Walsh
Mucormycosis is an emerging infectious disease with high rates of associated mortality and morbidity. Little is known about the characteristics of mucormycosis or entomophthoromycosis occurring in Mexico. A search strategy was performed of literature published in journals found in available databases and theses published online at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) library website reporting clinical cases or clinical case series of mucormycosis and entomophthoromycosis occurring in Mexico between 1982 and 2016...
April 20, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430884/a-20-year-temporal-change-analysis-in-incidence-presenting-phenotype-and-mortality-in-the-dutch-ibdsl-cohort-can-diagnostic-factors-explain-the-increase-in-ibd-incidence
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Tim R A van den Heuvel, Steven F G Jeuring, Maurice P Zeegers, Dorien H E van Dongen, Anouk Wolters, Ad A M Masclee, Wim H Hameeteman, Marielle J L Romberg-Camps, Liekele E Oostenbrug, Marieke J Pierik, Daisy M Jonkers
Background: The aim was to study temporal changes in incidence, disease phenotype at diagnosis, and mortality of adult inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in South Limburg, the Netherlands, diagnosed between 1991 and 2010. In addition, the 2010 IBD prevalence was estimated. Methods: A multi-faceted approach including hospital administrations, the national pathology registry, and general practitioners led to the identification of 1162 patients with Crohn's disease (CD), 1663 with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 84 with unclassified IBD (IBD-U)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430774/is-nintedanib-effective-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Alejandro Jeldres, Gonzalo Labarca
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has poor prognosis and effective therapies are scarce. In the search for treatments that can modify the course of the disease, nintedanib (BIBF 1120), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has emerged as an alternative. However, its role is still unclear. To answer this question, we searched in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple sources of information. We identified seven systematic reviews including seven randomized trials overall. We extracted data, conducted a meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach...
April 10, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430613/development-of-comprehensive-nomograms-for-evaluating-overall-and-cancer-specific-survival-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-neck-dissection
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Xiao Shi, Wei-Ping Hu, Qing-Hai Ji
BACKGROUND: Neck dissection for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) patients could provide complementary prognostic information for AJCC N staging, like lymph node ratio (LNR). The aim of this study was to develop effective nomograms to better predict survival for LSCC patients treated with neck dissection. RESULTS: 2752 patients were identified and randomly divided into training (n = 2477) and validation (n = 275) cohorts. The 3- and 5-year probabilities of cancer-specific mortality (CSM) were 30...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429246/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-caspofungin-versus-micafungin-in-pediatric-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Natalia Maximova, Giulia Schillani, Roberto Simeone, Alessandra Maestro, Davide Zanon
INTRODUCTION: The high morbidity and mortality associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) provide the rationale for antifungal prophylaxis in immuno-compromised pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Caspofungin and micafungin are antifungal agents of interest for prophylaxis of IFIs because of their potency against Candida and minimal toxicity or interactions with other drugs. Few studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of such echinocandins as prophylaxis for IFIs in patients undergoing HSCT...
April 20, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426694/prediction-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-a-nationally-representative-cohort-using-a-set-of-risk-factors-from-pooled-cohort-risk-equations
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Zefeng Zhang, Cathleen Gillespie, Barbara Bowman, Quanhe Yang
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association developed Pooled Cohort equations to estimate atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. It is unclear how well the equations predict ASCVD mortality in a nationally representative cohort. We used the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1988-1994 and Linked Mortality through 2006 (n = 6,644). Among participants aged 40-79 years without ASCVD at baseline, we used Cox proportional hazard models to estimate the 10-year probability of ASCVD death by sex and race-ethnicity (non-Hispanic white (NHW), non-Hispanic black (NHB) and Mexican American (MA))...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425423/pathology-and-molecular-analysis-of-hapalotrema-mistroides-digenea-spirorchiidae-infecting-a-mediterranean-loggerhead-turtle-caretta-caretta
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M Santoro, F Di Nocera, D Iaccarino, S P Lawton, A Cerrone, B Degli Uberti, M D'Amore, A Affuso, S Hochscheid, F Maffucci, G Galiero
Turtle blood flukes belonging to the family Spirorchiidae (Digenea) represent a major threat for sea turtle health and are considered the most important parasitic cause of turtle stranding and mortality worldwide. Despite the large diversity of spirorchiid species found globally, there are only 2 records for free-ranging Mediterranean sea turtles that date back to the late 1800s involving just Hapalotrema mistroides Monticelli, 1896. This study describes the first fatal confirmed case of spirorchiidiasis in a free-ranging Mediterranean loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus) and, owing to the complexities of taxonomic identification of these parasites, provides the first molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of H...
April 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425412/surveillance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-reduces-mortality-an-inverse-probability-of-treatment-weighted-analysis
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Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Piyanat Chattieng, Jonggi Choi, Nutcha Pinchareon, Kessirin Thanapirom, Nopavut Geratikornsupuk
BACKGROUND: Evidence supporting benefit of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance in reducing mortality is not well-established. The effect of HCC surveillance in reducing mortality was assessed by an inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)-based analysis controlled for inherent bias and confounders in observational studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on 446 patients diagnosed with HCC between 2007 and 2013 at a major referral center...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424937/model-to-predict-cause-specific-mortality-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-a-competing-risk-analysis
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Weidong Shen, Naoko Sakamoto, Limin Yang
PURPOSE: The main objective of this study was to evaluate the cumulative incidence of cause-specific death and other causes of death for patients with head and neck adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). The secondary aim was to model the probability of cause-specific death and build a competing risk nomogram to predict cause-specific mortality for this disease. METHODS: Data were extracted from the US National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-18 dataset...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424073/systematic-review-with-network-meta-analysis-dual-therapy-for-high-risk-bleeding-peptic-ulcers
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Keda Shi, Zeren Shen, Guiqi Zhu, Fansheng Meng, Mengli Gu, Feng Ji
BACKGROUND: Adding a second endoscopic therapy to epinephrine injection might improve hemostatic efficacy in patients with high-risk bleeding ulcers but the optimum modality remains unknown. We aimed to estimate the comparative efficacy of different dual endoscopic therapies for the management of bleeding peptic ulcers through random-effects Bayesian network meta-analysis. METHODS: Different databases were searched for controlled trials comparing dual therapy versus epinephrine monotherapy or epinephrine combined with another second modality until September, 30 2016...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422908/the-emergency-surgery-score-ess-accurately-predicts-the-occurrence-of-postoperative-complications-in-emergency-surgery-patients
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Anirudh R Nandan, Jordan D Bohnen, Naveen F Sangji, Thomas Peponis, Kelsey Han, D Dante Yeh, Jarone Lee, Noelle Saillant, Marc De Moya, George C Velmahos, David C Chang, Haytham M A Kaafarani
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Surgery Score (ESS) was recently validated as a scoring system to predict mortality in emergency surgery (ES) patients. We sought to examine the ability of ESS to predict the occurrence of 30-day postoperative complications in ES. METHODS: The 2011-2012 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality.Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was screened for all surgical operations classified as "emergent". Thirty-day postoperative complications were defined as per ACS-NSQIP (e...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422904/a-comparison-of-prognosis-calculators-for-geriatric-trauma-a-p-a-l-li-a-t-e-consortium-study
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Tarik D Madni, Akpofure Peter Ekeh, Scott C Brakenridge, Karen J Brasel, Bellal Joseph, Kenji Inaba, Brandon R Bruns, Jeffrey D Kerby, Joseph Cuschieri, M Jane Mohler, Paul A Nakonezny, Audra Clark, Jonathan Imran, Steven E Wolf, M Elizabeth Paulk, Ramona L Rhodes, Herb A Phelan
BACKGROUND: The nine-center PALLIATE consortium has validated the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score (GTOS) as a prognosis calculator for injured elders. We compared GTOS' performance to that of the Trauma Injury Severity Score (TRISS) in a multicenter sample. METHODS: Three PALLIATE centers not submitting subjects to the GTOS validation study identified subjects aged 65 to 102 yrs admitted from 2000-2013. GTOS was specified using the formula [GTOS = age + (ISS x 2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421842/the-management-of-ventricular-dysrhythmia-in-aconite-poisoning
#19
James M Coulson, Thomas M Caparrotta, John P Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Aconite poisoning is relatively rare but is frequently complicated by ventricular dysrhythmias, which may be fatal. Molecular basis of aconite alkaloid ventricular arrhythmogenicity: Aconite exerts its toxic effects due to the presence of an admixture of alkaloids present in all parts of the plant. The major target of these aconite alkaloids is the fast voltage-gates sodium channel, where they cause persistent activation. This blockade of the channel in the activated state promotes automaticity within the ventricular myocardium and the generation of ventricular arrhythmias...
June 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420070/lower-kidney-allograft-survival-in-african-americans-compared-to-hispanic-americans-with-lupus
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M L Gonzalez-Suarez, G Contreras
Background and objective African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans with lupus are the two most common minority groups who receive kidney transplants in the USA. It is unknown if African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans with lupus have similar outcomes after kidney transplantation. In this study, we assessed whether African-Americans compared to Hispanic-Americans have worse kidney allograft survival after risk factors of rejection and other prognostic factors were matched between both groups. Methods Out of 1816 African-Americans and 901 Hispanic-Americans with lupus, who received kidney transplants between 1987 and 2006 and had complete records in the UNOS program, 478 pairs were matched in 16 baseline predictors and follow-up time employing a predicted probability of group membership...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
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