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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939928/acute-heart-failure-an-unmet-medical-need
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REVIEW
A G Rigopoulos, C Bakogiannis, R de Vecchis, S Sakellaropoulos, M Ali, M Teren, M Matiakis, C Tschoepe, M Noutsias
Despite recent advances in the management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the burden of acute heart failure (AHF) remains significant with a high morbidity and mortality that has not been improved by any treatment modality. A meta-analysis summarized the study results on the effects of tolvaptan on AHF, which failed to demonstrate an improvement in short-term and long-term mortality, length of hospital stay and reduced frequency of worsening heart failure (WHF). Similar trial results were also reported in other AHF studies, such as the ASCEND-HF and the RELAX-AHF-2 trials...
September 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929009/meta-analysis-of-biomarkers-for-severe-dengue-infections
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Kuan-Meng Soo, Bahariah Khalid, Siew-Mooi Ching, Chau Ling Tham, Rusliza Basir, Hui-Yee Chee
BACKGROUND: Dengue viral infection is an acute infection that has the potential to have severe complications as its major sequela. Currently, there is no routine laboratory biomarker with which to predict the severity of dengue infection or monitor the effectiveness of standard management. Hence, this meta-analysis compared biomarker levels between dengue fever (DF) and severe dengue infections (SDI) to identify potential biomarkers for SDI. METHODS: Data concerning levels of cytokines, chemokines, and other potential biomarkers of DF, dengue hemorrhagic fever, dengue shock syndrome, and severe dengue were obtained for patients of all ages and populations using the Scopus, PubMed, and Ovid search engines...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914624/management-of-type-i-and-type-ii-laryngeal-clefts-controversies-and-evidence
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Sarah N Bowe, Christopher J Hartnick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the pediatric Type I and Type II laryngeal cleft literature, paying special attention to recent trends, including evolution of surgical techniques, standardization of outcome assessments, and utilization of management algorithms. RECENT FINDINGS: There are a variety of options to choose from whenever considering Type I and Type II cleft repair, including endoscopic repair, transoral robotic surgery, and injection laryngoplasty. Conservative management including feeding therapy and treatment of comorbid medical conditions is recommended prior to repair...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911069/clinical-utility-of-circulating-dna-analysis-for-rapid-detection-of-actionable-mutations-to-select-metastatic-colorectal-patients-for-anti-egfr-treatment
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A R Thierry, S El Messaoudi, C Mollevi, J L Raoul, R Guimbaud, D Pezet, P Artru, E Assenat, C Borg, M Mathonnet, C De La Fouchardière, O Bouché, C Gavoille, C Fiess, B Auzemery, R Meddeb, E Lopez-Crapez, C Sanchez, B Pastor, M Ychou
Background: While tumor-tissue remains the 'gold standard' for genetic analysis in cancer patients, it is challenged with the advent of circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis from blood samples. Here, we broaden our previous study on the clinical validation of plasma DNA in metastatic colorectal cancer patients, by evaluating its clinical utility under standard management care. Patients and methods: Concordance and data turnaround-time of ctDNA when compared with tumor-tissue analysis were studied in a real-time blinded prospective multicenter clinical study (n = 140 metastatic colorectal patients)...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898314/-associated-factors-to-non-operative-management-failure-of-hepatic-and-splenic-lesions-secondary-to-blunt-abdominal-trauma-in-children
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Adriana Echavarria Medina, Carlos Hernando Morales Uribe, Luis Guillermo Echavarria R, Viviana María Vélez Marín, Jorge Alberto Martínez Montoya, David Fernando Aguillón
INTRODUCTION: The non operative management (NOM) is the standard management of splenic and liver blunt trauma in pediatric patients.Hemodynamic instability and massive transfusions have been identified as management failures. Few studies evaluate whether there exist factors allowing anticipation of these events. The objective was to identify factors associated with the failure of NOM in splenic and liver injuries for blunt abdominal trauma. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective analysis between 2007-2015 of patients admitted to the pediatric surgery at University Hospital Saint Vincent Foundation with liver trauma and/or closed Spleen...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877804/use-of-antibiotic-impregnated-absorbable-beads-and-tissue-coverage-of-complex-wounds
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Terris L White, Alfred T Culliford, Martin Zomaya, Gary Freed, Christopher P Demas
The treatment of complex wounds is commonplace for plastic surgeons. Standard management is debridement of infected and devitalized tissue and systemic antibiotic therapy. In cases where vital structures are exposed within the wound, coverage is obtained with the use of vascularized tissue using both muscle and fasciocutaneous flaps. The use of nondissolving polymethylmethacrylate and absorbable antibiotic-impregnated beads has been shown to deliver high concentrations of antibiotics with low systemic levels of the same antibiotic...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876709/-management-and-orientation-of-severely-infected-patients-relevance-of-a-%C3%A2-sepsis-fast-track-%C3%A2
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André Juillerat, Hari Vivekanantham, Raphaël Burger, Joëlle Hausser, Thierry Fumeaux
Sepsis is a syndrome defined by a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to an infection. The early recognition of this syndrome in the emergency department (ED) can lead to a better prognosis, when associated with a standardized management focusing on identification of the infectious source, its treatment, and appropriate organ support. Therefore, the implementation of a « Sepsis Fast Track », by analogy with similar protocols regarding stroke or ST-elevated myocardial infarct, deserves interest...
September 6, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871275/radiation-treatment-in-women-with-ovarian-cancer-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Emma C Fields, William P McGuire, Lilie Lin, Sarah M Temkin
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of the gynecologic cancers, with 5-year survival rates less than 50%. Most women present with advanced stage disease as the pattern of spread is typically with dissemination of malignancy throughout the peritoneal cavity prior to development of any symptoms. Prior to the advent of platinum-based chemotherapy, radiotherapy was used as adjuvant therapy to sterilize micrometastatic disease. The evolution of radiotherapy is detailed in this review, which establishes radiotherapy as an effective therapy for women with micrometastatic disease in the peritoneal cavity after surgery, ovarian clear cell carcinoma, focal metastatic disease, and for palliation of advanced disease...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870942/long-term-survival-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-of-brain-metastases-a-case-series-with-10-year-follow-up
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Federico Ampil, Shehanaz Ellika, Anil Nanda, Moiz Vora
Patients with brain metastases (BRM) generally have a poor prognosis with infrequent long-term outcomes. Four patients treated by stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for BRM between 2000 and 2010 with a minimum follow-up of 10 years are described. The mean age was 43.5 years, and these individuals exhibited good performance status at the time of diagnosis of intracranial disease. BRM was solitary or multiple, and the primary malignant tumor originated from the thyroid gland, lung, mediastinum or large intestine...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859349/from-expert-protocols-to-standardized-management-of-infectious-diseases
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Jean-Christophe Lagier, Camille Aubry, Marion Delord, Pierre Michelet, Hervé Tissot-Dupont, Matthieu Million, Philippe Brouqui, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola
We report here 4 examples of management of infectious diseases (IDs) at the University Hospital Institute Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, France, to illustrate the value of expert protocols feeding standardized management of IDs. First, we describe our experience on Q fever and Tropheryma whipplei infection management based on in vitro data and clinical outcome. Second, we describe our management-based approach for the treatment of infective endocarditis, leading to a strong reduction of mortality rate...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835039/-national-restricted-medical-technology-expert-interpretation-standardized-management-and-clinical-application-s-quality-control-index-of-tumor-ablation-technology
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W J Fan, Y Han
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August 15, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833266/home-monitoring-after-ambulatory-implanted-primary-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-the-home-ambulance-pilot-study
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Mariana S Parahuleva, Nedim Soydan, Dimitar Divchev, Ulrich Lüsebrink, Bernhard Schieffer, Ali Erdogan
BACKGROUND: The Home Monitoring (HM) system of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) permits early detection of arrhythmias or device system failures. The aim of this pilot study was to examine how the safety and efficacy of the HM system in patients after ambulatory implanted primary CIEDs compare to patients with a standard procedure and hospitalization. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that HM and their modifications would be a useful extension of the present concepts for ambulatory implanted CIEDs...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803232/digestive-system-mixed-neuroendocrine-non-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Louis de Mestier, Jérôme Cros, Cindy Neuzillet, Olivia Hentic, Axel Egal, Nelly Muller, Olivier Bouché, Guillaume Cadiot, Philippe Ruszniewski, Anne Couvelard, Pascal Hammel
Mixed neuroendocrine-non-neuroendocrine neoplasms (MiNEN) are a heterogeneous subgroup of rare neoplasms that represent about a third of all poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (PDNEC). MiNEN combine a neuroendocrine component, usually a PDNEC, and a non-neuroendocrine component, generally an adenocarcinoma, both accounting for at least 30% of the neoplasm. MiNEN are classified as high-, intermediate-, or low-grade malignancies depending on the metastatic potential of the tumour components. High-grade malignant component should be considered even if it represents <30% of the tumour...
August 12, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758605/rescue-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy-in-methamphetamine-toxicity
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Laura K Morrison, J Kromm, J Gaudet, D Zuege, B Button, F Warshawski, S N Lucyk
Complications related to methamphetamine use and abuse are common presentations seen in the emergency department. Standard management focuses on addressing the central nervous system and cardiovascular effects with the use of sedation and hemodynamic support. We describe a case report of a patient with methamphetamine toxicity and subsequent severe cardiomyopathy refractory to conventional management that responded to cardiovascular support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy (ECMO). A 22-year-old female was admitted in severe cardiogenic shock following intravenous administration of methamphetamine and oral fentanyl use...
July 31, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756639/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-2016-clinical-practice-guidelines-by-the-chinese-thoracic-society-chinese-medical-association
#15
REVIEW
Bin Cao, Yi Huang, Dan-Yang She, Qi-Jian Cheng, Fan Hong, Xin-Lun Tian, Jin-Fu Xu, Jing Zhang, Yu Chen, Ning Shen, Hui Wang, Mei Jiang, Xiang-Yan Zhang, Yi Shi, Bei He, Li-Xian He, You-Ning Liu, Jie-Ming Qu
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults is an infectious disease with high morbidity in China and the rest of the world. With the changing pattern in the etiological profile of CAP and advances in medical techniques in diagnosis and treatment over time, Chinese Thoracic Society of Chinese Medical Association updated its CAP guideline in 2016 to address the standard management of CAP in Chinese adults. Extensive and comprehensive literature search was made to collect the data and evidence for experts to review and evaluate the level of evidence...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749037/transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy-a-single-centre-survey
#16
J Sharif, L Byrd, K Stevenson, J Raddats, E Morsman, K Ryan
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease in pregnancy carries a high risk of maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. The use of prophylactic transfusions to reduce the risk of sickle complications is controversial. Current UK standards do not recommend the routine use of transfusion for sickle pregnancy. We examined transfusion episodes during sickle pregnancies in a single centre over an 11-year period. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of all pregnancies in patients with sickle cell disease who attended the joint obstetric/haematology clinic over an 11-year period...
July 27, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734951/emergency-department-management-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-hyperosmolar-hyperglycemic-state-national-survey-of-attitudes-and-practice
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Alexandra L Hamelin, Justin W Yan, Ian G Stiell
OBJECTIVES: In 2013, the Association, now Diabetes Canada, published national clinical practice guidelines for the effective management of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic states in adults. We sought to determine emergency physician compliance rates and attitudes toward these guidelines and to identify potential barriers to their use in Canadian emergency departments. METHODS: An online survey consisting of questions related to the awareness and use of the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada was distributed to 500 randomly selected members of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians...
July 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728522/striking-decrease-in-blood-loss-with-a-urologist-assisted-standardized-multidisciplinary-approach-in-the-management-of-abnormally-invasive-placenta
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Zeljka Lekic, Ehab Ahmed, Ralph Peeker, Tommy Sporrong, Ove Karlsson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of a standardized multidisciplinary approach using a modified surgical technique in the management of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP), with special reference to blood loss and the need for transfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively in women managed with a recently adopted multidisciplinary strategy using a modified surgical approach, involving a urologist (study group: 10 patients)...
July 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724200/effect-of-memantine-on-serum-levels-of-neuron-specific-enolase-and-on-the-glasgow-coma-scale-in-patients-with-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury
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Majid Mokhtari, Hossein Nayeb-Aghaei, Mehran Kouchek, Mir Mohammad Miri, Reza Goharani, Arash Amoozandeh, Sina Akhavan Salamat, Mohammad Sistanizad
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death globally. Despite significant progress in neuromonitoring and neuroprotection, pharmacological interventions have failed to generate favorable results. We examined the effect of memantine on serum levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE), a marker of neuronal damage, and the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in patients with moderate TBI. Patients were randomly assigned to the control group (who received standard TBI management) and the treatment group (who, alongside their standard management, received enteral memantine 30 mg twice daily for 7 days)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711384/radical-treatment-of-stage-ii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-nonsurgical-approaches-a-multi-institution-report-of-outcomes
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Shaan Dudani, Xiaofu Zhu, Daniel W Yokom, Andrew Yamada, Cheryl Ho, Jason R Pantarotto, Natasha B Leighl, Tinghua Zhang, Paul Wheatley-Price
INTRODUCTION: Standard management of stage II non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is surgery, often followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. However, some patients do not undergo surgery for various reasons. We examined outcomes in this defined patient group. METHODS: We reviewed the records of patients with stage II NSCLC treated nonsurgically with curative intent from 2002 to 2012 across 3 academic cancer centers. Data collected included demographics, comorbidities, staging, treatments, and survival...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
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