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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188074/complications-during-ketogenic-diet-initiation-prevalence-treatment-and-influence-on-seizure-outcomes
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Abigail Lin, Zahava Turner, Sarah C Doerrer, Anthony Stanfield, Eric H Kossoff
BACKGROUND: Many centers still admit children for several days to start the ketogenic diet. The exact incidence of adverse effects during the admission and their potential later impact on seizure reduction has not been widely studied. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of children with intractable epilepsy electively admitted for ketogenic diet initiation at our institution from 2011 to 2016. Charts were reviewed for adverse effects during the admission period and then examined for seizure reduction and compliance at three months...
January 16, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186607/-clinical-features-and-mutations-of-ret-proto-oncogene-in-a-pedigree-affected-with-type-2a-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia
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Yong Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Liang Cheng, Shaogang Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features and mutations of RET proto-oncogene in a pedigree affected with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A). METHODS: Clinical data of the family members was collected. Genomic DNA from peripheral blood leukocytes were extracted and subjected to PCR amplification. Exons 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 of the RET gene was sequenced. RESULTS: A missense mutation p.C634W was detected in 8 members from the family...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169127/th17-treg-imbalance-is-an-indicator-of-liver-cirrhosis-process-and-a-risk-factor-for-hcc-occurrence-in-hbv-patients
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Kun Li, Huaie Liu, Tao Guo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of T helper 17 cell (Th17)/regulatory T cell (Treg) ratio imbalance on the process and prognosis of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver cirrhosis. METHODS: Patients with HBV who refused to accept any therapy from were recruited from 2009 to 2014 and followed-up to August 2016. Based on a liver stiffness measurement (LSM), the patients were divided into a low LSM group and a high LSM group. After propensity score matching, 150 patients were included...
February 3, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155091/epi-procolon-%C3%A2-2-0-ce-a-blood-based-screening-test-for-colorectal-cancer
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Yvette N Lamb, Sohita Dhillon
Epi proColon(®) 2.0 CE is a blood-based test designed to aid in the early detection of colorectal cancer. The test comprises a qualitative assay for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection of methylated Septin9 DNA, the presence of which is associated with colorectal cancer: however, positive results should be verified by colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Epi proColon(®) 2.0 CE discriminated between patients with colorectal cancer and healthy controls with high clinical sensitivity and specificity in pivotal case-control studies...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149031/thoughts-on-the-current-management-of-acute-aluminum-phosphide-toxicity-and-proposals-for-therapy-an-evidence-based-review
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Maryam Vasheghani Farahani, Davood Soroosh, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
The majority of aluminum phosphide (ALP) toxicity cases are suicidal attempts. Despite advances in critical care medicine, the mortality rate of ALP remains very high. Unfortunately, knowledge on the toxicokinetics of ALP is very low. An obsolete idea was proposed that inhibition of complex IV of cytochrome C oxidase is responsible for multiorgan dysfunction. However, based on human studies, this effect might be insignificant. Thus, a novel idea proposes that the main mechanism might be vascular wall integrity disruption...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143602/rubella-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-case-control-study
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Cristina Caroça, Vera Vicente, Paula Campelo, Maria Chasqueira, Helena Caria, Susana Silva, Paulo Paixão, João Paço
BACKGROUND: Rubella infection can affect several organs and cause birth defects that are responsible for congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Congenital hearing loss is the most common symptom of this syndrome, occurring in approximately 60% of CRS cases. Worldwide, over 100 000 babies are born with CRS every year. There is no specific treatment for rubella, but the disease is preventable by vaccination. Since 1969, the rubella vaccine has been implemented in many countries, but in Africa, only a few countries routinely immunize against rubella...
February 1, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141722/sudden-onset-of-refusal-to-eat-on-waking-after-a-nightmare-in-a-6-year-old-girl
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Maria Zaccagnino, Sheila Gahagan, Andrea Spencer, Michael Jellinek, Martin T Stein
Bridgette is a 6-year-old girl, who presented with sudden onset of refusal to eat or drink. The only precipitating event was a nightmare the previous night. She described a dream in which her mother and maternal aunt, dressed as witches, and father and maternal uncle, appearing as bats, wanted to kill her by making her eat and drink from a cauldron. Bridgette stated, "I can't eat anymore, I'm afraid of dying." Bridgette's eating pattern and behavior were described as previously normal. Motor, social, and language milestones were also normal...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132564/patient-consent-and-conscientious-objection
#8
John Tingle
John Tingle, Reader in Health Law at Nottingham Trent University, discusses an important court case on refusal of consent for a blood transfusion by a Jehovah's Witness and new guidance on caring for patients who refuse blood.
January 26, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127175/management-of-bilateral-wilms-tumor-our-experience
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Raghunath Bv, Vinay Jadhav, Gowri Shankar, Narendrababu M, Ramesh S
Management of bilateral Wilms' tumor is particularly challenging, considering the chances of recurrence and long-term renal function for affected patients. Aggressive surgical resection to prevent recurrence must be balanced with the desire to preserve renal function. We evaluated our experience in the management of bilateral Wilms' tumor stressing the challenges encountered in decision making and the role of nephron sparing surgery. We had four children presenting with bilateral Wilms' tumor. All of them were appropriately staged and given standard chemotherapy as per NWTS-5 guidelines...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121643/peripartum-care-of-the-jehovah-s-witness-patient
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Efrain Riveros-Perez, Rachel Kacmar
Postpartum hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) refuse allogeneic blood transfusion, and thus treatment of hemorrhagic complications in this patient population is complex. Recognition and respect for religious beliefs are essential when caring for the JW parturient and several ethical and legal considerations must be taken into account. Interdisciplinary teamwork and communication as well as active patient participation are critical in the decision-making process for JW patients...
January 24, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114093/-cotard-s-syndrome-case-report-and-a-brief-review-of-literature
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N P Moschopoulos, S Kaprinis, J Nimatoudis
The term "Cotard's syndrome" is used to describe a number of clinical features, mostly hypochondriac and nihilistic delusions, the most characteristic of which are the ideas "I am dead" and "my internal organs do not exist". Besides, anxious and depressed mood, delusions of damnation, possession and immortality, suicidal and self-mutilating behavior are included. The first description of the syndrome was made in 1880 by Cotard, who presented the case of a female patient in a lecture. He originally named it "hypochondriac delusion", and some years later "delusion of negations", while it was named "Cotard delusion" after his death...
October 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111924/awareness-of-cord-blood-collection-and-the-impact-on-banking
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Rusha Bhandari, Amy Lindley, Deepika Bhatla, Aleksandar Babic, Kathy Mueckl, Rakesh Rao, Paula Brooks, Vicki Geiler, Gilad Gross, Mohamad Al-Hosni, Shalini Shenoy
BACKGROUND: Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an important source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation especially in minority populations with limited chances of finding a histocompatible volunteer donor in the registry. UCB has the advantages of early availability, successful outcomes despite some histocompatibility mismatch, and low incidence of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Public cord blood banks that disseminate UCB products for transplant depend on voluntary donation at participating hospitals and obstetrical providers for collection...
January 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106022/complicated-left-sided-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-a-case-report
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Öykü Gülmez, Mehtap Aydın
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious infectious condition with high morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been particularly associated with recurrent bacteremia due to vascular access via lumen catheters. The most common pathogen is Staphylococcus (S.) aureus, and most affected valve is mitral valve, which frequently calcified. Two patients with ESRD who received hemodialysis treatment via tunneled catheters, aged 56 and 88 years, were admitted with fever and high troponin level...
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100994/reocclusion-after-self-expandable-metallic-stent-placement-for-relieving-malignant-colorectal-obstruction-as-a-palliative-treatment
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Toshikatsu Nitta, Kensuke Fujii, Yoshimasa Hirata, Tomo Tominaga, Yoshihiro Inoue, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Ken Kawakami, Takashi Ishibashi
Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement has been practiced in several hospitals in Japan, including ours, since January 2012. Here, we report the case of an 82-year-old Japanese man who presented to the hospital with a 1-week history of right hypochondrial pain. Computed tomography (CT) findings indicated colorectal cancer. The laboratory findings on admission indicated severe anemia (red blood cell count, 426 × 104/μL; hemoglobin, 7.9 g/dL). We performed SEMS placement because the patient refused to undergo surgery...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099054/association-between-do-not-resuscitate-do-not-intubate-status-and-resident-physician-decision-making-a-national-survey
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Elizabeth K Stevenson, Hashim M Mehter, Allan J Walkey, Renda Soylemez Wiener
RATIONALE: Compared to their Full Code counterparts, patients with Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate (DNR/DNI) status receive fewer interventions and have higher mortality than predicted by clinical characteristics. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether internal medicine residents, the front-line providers for many hospitalized patients, would manage hypothetical patients differently based on code status. We hypothesized respondents would be less likely to provide a variety of interventions to DNR/DNI patients than Full Code patients...
January 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097082/a-review-of-colorectal-cancer-detection-modalities-stool-dna-and-fecal-immunochemistry-testing-in-adults-over-the-age-of-50
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REVIEW
Tyler Janz, Karen Lu, Michael R Povlow, Brittany Urso
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Recently, more focus has been placed on developing effective screening tools to detect the presence of both precancerous and cancerous lesions present in the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy has been well established as the gold standard of the colon and rectal cancer screening. However, not all patients are willing to undergo a colonoscopy due to the procedure's invasive nature. Non-invasive screening methods have been developed to appeal to patients who refuse colonoscopy...
December 16, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079587/review-of-the-alternatives-to-epidural-blood-patch-for-treatment-of-postdural-puncture-headache-in-the-parturient
#17
Daniel Katz, Yaakov Beilin
Labor neuraxial anesthesia is commonly used in the parturient, and postdural puncture headache is the most common complication of the technique. Although epidural blood patch is the best treatment, there are some patients in whom this treatment is refused or contraindicated. The goal of this article is to review the efficacy of the most studied alternate modalities to treat postdural puncture headache. This will include a discussion of the various oral or intravenous therapies and the non-blood-containing epidural injections...
January 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069989/incomplete-diagnostic-follow-up-after-a-positive-colorectal-cancer-screening-test-a-systematic-review
#18
A R H Dalton
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using faecal occult blood or faecal immunological testing (FOBT/FIT) involves completion of a screening test-then if required a follow-up diagnostic test. METHODS: A systematic review, of EMBASE, MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar, of studies up to 2016. Studies explored characteristics behind, reasons for and interventions to reduce incomplete diagnostic testing after a positive FOBT/FIT in CRC screening...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035631/reflections-on-cultural-preferences-and-internal-medicine-the-case-of-jehovah-s-witnesses-and-the-changing-thresholds-for-blood-transfusions
#19
Iftach Sagy, Alan Jotkowitz, Leonid Barski
Jehovah's witnesses oppose receiving blood transfusions based on religious grounds. This refusal raises complex medical, legal and ethical issues for the treating medical staff. In the past physicians attempted to force patients and children to accept transfusions when deemed medically necessary through the use of court orders. However, in recent years the threshold for blood transfusion has been gradually raised by medical experts as expressed in consensus guidelines, which means that Jehovah's witnesses' aversion to transfusion would have been partially justified medically...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017845/endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty-significantly-reduces-body-mass-index-and-metabolic-complications-in-obese-patients
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Reem Z Sharaiha, Nikhil A Kumta, Monica Saumoy, Amit P Desai, Alex M Sarkisian, Andrea Benevenuto, Amy Tyberg, Rekha Kumar, Leon Igel, Elizabeth C Verna, Robert Schwartz, Christina Frissora, Alpana Shukla, Louis J Aronne, Michel Kahaleh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is an incisionless, minimally invasive bariatric procedure that reduces the length and width of the gastric cavity to facilitate weight loss. We performed a prospective study to evaluate the effects of ESG on total body weight loss and obesity-related comorbidities. METHODS: We collected data from 91 consecutive patients (mean age, 43.86 ± 11.26 years; 68% female) undergoing ESG from August 2013 through March 2016...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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