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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526019/mass-anti-malarial-administration-in-western-cambodia-a-qualitative-study-of-factors-affecting-coverage
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Christopher Pell, Rupam Tripura, Chea Nguon, Phaikyeong Cheah, Chan Davoeung, Chhouen Heng, Lim Dara, Ma Sareth, Arjen Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein, Thomas J Peto
BACKGROUND: Mass anti-malarial administration has been proposed as a key component of the Plasmodium falciparum malaria elimination strategy in the Greater Mekong sub-Region. Its effectiveness depends on high levels of coverage in the target population. This article explores the factors that influenced mass anti-malarial administration coverage within a clinical trial in Battambang Province, western Cambodia. METHODS: Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with villagers, in-depth interviews with study staff, trial drop-outs and refusers, and observations in the communities...
May 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523054/acute-bacterial-meningitis-in-children-presenting-to-the-children-s-hospital-lahore-before-and-after-pneumococcal-vaccine-in-pakistan-national-immunization-program-a-comparison
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Attia Bari, Fatima Zeeshan, Aizza Zafar, Hasan Ejaz, Uzma Jabeen, Ahsan Waheed Rathore
OBJECTIVE: To describe bacteriological profile, morbidity and mortality of acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) in children and to compare these parameters before and after the introduction of Pneumococcal vaccine in Pakistan National Immunization Program. METHODS: The present descriptive study was conducted at the Department of Paediatric Medicine of The Children's Hospital Lahore from January 2012 to December 2015. A total of 503 children one month to five years of age admitted with diagnosis of meningitis were included...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493543/contribution-of-patient-physician-and-environmental-factors-to-demographic-and-health-variation-in-colonoscopy-follow-up-for-abnormal-colorectal-cancer-screening-test-results
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Melissa R Partin, Amy A Gravely, James F Burgess, David A Haggstrom, Sarah E Lillie, David B Nelson, Sean M Nugent, Aasma Shaukat, Shahnaz Sultan, Louise C Walter, Diana J Burgess
BACKGROUND: Patient, physician, and environmental factors were identified, and the authors examined the contribution of these factors to demographic and health variation in colonoscopy follow-up after a positive fecal occult blood test/fecal immunochemical test (FOBT/FIT) screening. METHODS: In total, 76,243 FOBT/FIT-positive patients were identified from 120 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities between August 16, 2009 and March 20, 2011 and were followed for 6 months...
May 11, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451440/microbiological-screenings-for-infection-control-in-unaccompanied-minor-refugees-the-german-armed-forces-medical-service-s-experience
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Winfried Maaßen, Dorothea Wiemer, Claudia Frey, Christina Kreuzberg, Egbert Tannich, Rebecca Hinz, Andreas Wille, Andreas Fritsch, Ralf Matthias Hagen, Hagen Frickmann
BACKGROUND: The German Military Medical Service contributed to the medical screening of unaccompanied minor refugees (UMRs) coming to Germany in 2014 and 2015. In this study, a broad range of diagnostic procedures was applied to identify microorganisms with clinical or public health significance. Previously, those tests had only been used to screen soldiers returning from tropical deployments. This instance is the first time the approach has been studied in a humanitarian context. METHODS: The offered screenings included blood cell counts, hepatitis B serology and microscopy of the stool to look for protozoa and worm eggs as well as PCR from stool samples targeting pathogenic bacteria, protozoa and helminths...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449736/predictors-of-hepatitis-b-vaccination-status-in-healthcare-workers-in-belgrade-serbia-december-2015
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Darija Kisic-Tepavcevic, Milena Kanazir, Tatjana Gazibara, Gorica Maric, Natasa Makismovic, Goranka Loncarevic, Tatjana Pekmezovic
Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine since 1982, overall coverage of hepatitis B vaccination among healthcare workers (HCWs) has not reached a satisfactory level in many countries worldwide. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B vaccination, and to assess the predictors of hepatitis B vaccination status among HCWs in Serbia. Of 380 randomly selected HCWs, 352 (92.6%) were included in the study. The prevalence of hepatitis B vaccination acceptance was 66.2%. The exploratory factor analyses using the vaccination-refusal scale showed that items clustered under 'threat of disease' explained the highest proportion (30...
April 20, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447326/ct-colonography-role-in-fobt-based-screening-programs-for-colorectal-cancer
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Lapo Sali, Grazia Grazzini, Mario Mascalchi
Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) is a minimally invasive imaging examination for the colon, and is safe, well tolerated and accurate for the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenoma. While the role of CTC as a primary test for population screening of CRC is under investigation, the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) has been recommended for population screening of CRC in Europe. Subjects with positive FOBT are invited to undergo total colonoscopy, which has some critical issues, such as suboptimal compliance, contraindications and the possibility of an incomplete exploration of the colon...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
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D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432611/comparison-of-human-erythrocyte-purine-nucleotide-metabolism-and-blood-purine-and-pyrimidine-degradation-product-concentrations-before-and-after-acute-exercise-in-trained-and-sedentary-subjects
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Wioleta Dudzinska, M Suska, A Lubkowska, K Jakubowska, M Olszewska, K Safranow, D Chlubek
This study aimed at evaluating the concentration of erythrocyte purine nucleotides (ATP, ADP, AMP, IMP) in trained and sedentary subjects before and after maximal physical exercise together with measuring the activity of purine metabolism enzymes as well as the concentration of purine (hypoxanthine, xanthine, uric acid) and pyrimidine (uridine) degradation products in blood. The study included 15 male elite rowers [mean age 24.3 ± 2.56 years; maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) 52.8 ± 4.54 mL/kg/min; endurance and strength training 8...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431481/arab-dentists-refusal-to-treat-hiv-positive-patients-a-survey-of-recently-graduated-dentists-from-three-arab-dental-schools
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Arheiam Arheiam, Maha El Tantawi, Asim Al-Ansari, Mohamed Ingafou, Asma El-Howiti, Kamis Gaballah, Wafaa AbdelAziz
OBJECTIVE: To assess intended refusal of recent graduates from three Arab dental schools to treat HIV + patients and factors associated with this intention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, convenience samples of recent dental graduates were included from Libya, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Participants responded to a questionnaire assessing personal background, knowledge of oral manifestations and fluids transmitting HIV, perceived adequacy of training and self-efficacy to manage blood exposures, attitude to risk of infection, moral beliefs and willingness to treat HIV + patients...
April 21, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428532/ceftriaxone-induced-hemolytic-anemia-in-a-jehovah-s-witness
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James Tasch, Pedro Gonzalez-Zayaz
BACKGROUND Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) is a rare condition that may result from the administration of an antibiotic, most notably the cephalosporin class, commonly used in both the adult and pediatric populations. A delay in recognition by a provider may lead to continuation of the offending agent and possibly result in fatal outcomes. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old woman on ceftriaxone infusions after being diagnosed with acute mitral valve endocarditis 3 weeks prior, which presented with severe anemia and bilateral transient vision loss...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414678/what-the-eyes-don-t-see-the-heart-does-grieve-over
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M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403099/us-guided-percutaneous-laser-ablation-of-refractory-metastatic-retroperitoneal-lesions-a-care-compliant-case-report
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Guo Tian, Tian'an Jiang
RATIONALE: Retroperitoneal metastatic lymph node is rare but severe, which has important structures like the gastrointestinal tract and large blood vessels around and may challenge excision, inducing serious complications like hemorrhage, intestinal adhesion, and even death after injury. PATIENT CONCERNS: We described the case of a 60-year-old man with a history of right liver resection in 2010, pulmonary wedge resection in 2012, and transarterial chemoembolization twice in 2014, in which the postoperative pathology suggested the mixed liver cancer, and poorly differentiated lung cancer from liver metastasis...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385606/vaccination-and-blood-sampling-acceptability-during-ramadan-fasting-month-a-cross-sectional-study-in-conakry-guinea
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Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Ramatou Ouedraogo, Eric D'Ortenzio, Papa Ndiaga Cissé, Zahra Zeggani, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Sylvain Landry Faye, Frédéric Le Marcis, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Vinh-Kim Nguyen
INTRODUCTION: There are few data on the acceptability of vaccination or blood sampling during Ramadan fasting month in Muslim countries. This could impact vaccination campaigns, clinical trials or healthcare during Ramadan. METHODS: Using a semi-structured questionnaire, we conducted a cross-sectional study on 201 practising Muslims and 10 religious leaders in Conakry, Guinea in the wake of the recent epidemic Ebola epidemic. Acceptability of vaccination and blood sampling during Ramadan were investigated as well as reasons for refusal...
April 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381079/complications-of-colorectal-resection-for-endometriosis-review
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Jerome Bouaziz, David Soriano
Based on a review of the current literature, we will discuss early and late (more than 3 months postoperative) complications associated with surgery for colorectal endometriosis resection. The most common surgical complications are: rectovaginal fistulae, anastomotic leakages and abscesses. Post-operative bleeding occurs rarely but has also been reported; and usually requires blood transfusion without surgical interventions. The selection of patients for surgery requires a multidisciplinary approach and complete preoperative imaging work-up by an experienced physician...
April 4, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380492/comparison-of-monopolar-and-bipolar-transurethral-resection-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Melih Balci, Altug Tuncel, Tanju Keten, Ozer Guzel, Utku Lokman, Ersin Koseoglu, Yilmaz Aslan, Ali Atan
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of monopolar and bipolar transurethral resection (TUR) of bladder tumors (TURBTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 240 patients who underwent TURBT were prospectively included in the study from May 2011 to May 2014. All patients with suspected bladder tumors were eligible for study inclusion. Those who refused consent and those undergoing routine restaging TURBT were excluded from analysis. Patients were divided on the basis of the monopolar arm and the bipolar arm...
April 6, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380487/effectiveness-of-autologous-whole-blood-injections-in-patients-with-refractory-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Nikolaos Aggelis Kitsioulis, Paraskevi Xepapadaki, Aggeliki-Victoria Roussaki-Schulze, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Efterpi Zafiriou
BACKGROUND: Nonsedating antihistamines are the treatment of choice for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), while omalizumab and immunosuppressants have also been approved as an add-on treatment. Autologous whole-blood injection (AWBI) has been used in previous studies with ambiguous results. The aim of our study was to evaluate changes in the Urticaria Activity Score (UAS7), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), and Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life (CU-Q2oL) score, and also the association of serologic markers with disease severity measures after AWBI...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378573/bispectral-index-guided-sedation-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-retrospective-control-study
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Wei He, Rong-Rong Huang, Qing-Yu Shi, Xian-Bao Liu, Jian-An Wang, Min Yan
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a minimally invasive therapy for elderly patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who were refused surgical aortic valve replacement because of the high perioperative risk. Traditionally, this procedure has been done under general anesthesia, but more recently local anesthesia and sedation have become popular. This research assessed the effectiveness of transfemoral TAVI under bispectral index (BIS)-guided sedation. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective control analysis, clinical data, including demographic characteristics, echocardiography, periprocedural data, and main complications, were collected and assessed in 113 patients undergoing TAVI through the femoral artery under general anesthesia (GA group, n=36) and under BIS-guided sedation (SED group, n=77)...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368078/genotyping-of-toxoplasma-gondii-strain-directly-from-human-csf-samples-of-congenital-toxoplasmosis-clinical-case
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Chiara Pagliuca, Gabiria Pastore, Elena Scaglione, Annalisa Migliucci, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Annunziata Gaetana Cicatiello, Elena Salvatore, Marco Picardi, Josè Camilla Sammartino, Maria Consiglio Buonocore, Pasquale Martinelli, Emilia Iaccarino, Roberta Colicchio, Paola Salvatore
This report describes a case of congenital toxoplasmosis in a newborn in Southern Italy. A pregnant mother had been admitted at the 20th week of her pregnancy on account of pharyngodynia and laterocervical lymphadenopathy. Although serological testing of the mother's serum documented a seroconversion with positive IgG and IgM anti-Toxoplasma antibodies during II trimester, the woman refused to perform prenatal diagnosis for congenital toxoplasmosis. Fetal ultrasound scan already showed mild asymmetrical triventricular hydrocephaly and cerebral calcifications...
April 3, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348754/actinobacillus-hominis-osteomyelitis-first-reported-case-in-the-english-language-medical-literature
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Gavin O'Neill, Andrew Ker, Aslam Mohammed, Anne Marie Karcher
INTRODUCTION: Actinobacillus hominis is currently a rarely reported pathogen. It has previously been associated with respiratory tract infections and bacteraemia in debilitated patients. However, under-reporting may occur due to misidentification by commonly used laboratory bacterial identification systems. This case is, to the best of our knowledge, the first reported case of A. hominis osteomyelitis in the English language medical literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old male presented with a painful foot...
June 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338491/perioperative-management-of-blood-loss-in-spine-surgery
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Rabia Qureshi, Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Hamid Hassanzadeh
Spine procedures are associated with high rates of blood loss which can result in a greater need for transfusions. Repeated exposure to blood products is associated with risks and adverse reactions such as transfusion-related acute lung injury, fluid shifting, and infections. With the higher number of spine procedures and the increasing open surgery times associated with difficult procedures, excessive blood loss has become more prevalent. Perioperative methods have been established to combat the excessive blood loss and decrease the need for blood products...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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