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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766107/examining-of-thallium-in-cigarette-smokers
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Amir Ghaderi, Payam NasehGhafoori, Morad Rasouli-Azad, Mojtaba Sehat, Fateme Mehrzad, Mina Nekuei, Jan Aaseth, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Omid Mehrpour
Smoking is one of the sources of thallium which is considered as a toxic heavy metal. The aim of this study was to determine urinary thallium levels and related variables in smokers, compared to a control group. The study was conducted on 56 participants who had smoked continuously during the year before they were referred to Kashan Smoking Cessation Clinic. Fifty-three nonsmokers who were family members or friends of the smokers were selected as the control group. Urinary thallium was measured in both groups (n = 109) using atomic absorption spectrophotometry...
August 1, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762694/pelvic-organ-prolapse
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REVIEW
Cheryl B Iglesia, Katelyn R Smithling
Pelvic organ prolapse is the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus (cervix), or the apex of the vagina (vaginal vault or cuff scar after hysterectomy). Prevalence increases with age. The cause of prolapse is multifactorial but is primarily associated with pregnancy and vaginal delivery, which lead to direct pelvic floor muscle and connective tissue injury. Hysterectomy, pelvic surgery, and conditions associated with sustained episodes of increased intra-abdominal pressure, including obesity, chronic cough, constipation, and repeated heavy lifting, also contribute to prolapse...
August 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748117/epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-management-of-uric-acid-urolithiasis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
A Abou-Elela
An in-depth comprehension of the epidemiology as well as pathophysiology of uric acid urolithiasis is important for the identification, treatment, and prophylaxis of calculi in these patients. Persistently low urinary pH, hyperuricosuria, and low urinary volume are the most important factors in pathogenesis of uric acid urolithiasis. Other various causes of calculus formation comprises of chronic diarrhea, renal hyperuricosuria, insulin resistance, primary gout, extra purine in the diet, neoplastic syndromes, and congenital hyperuricemia...
September 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730405/non-neurogenic-chronic-urinary-retention-what-are-we-treating
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REVIEW
John T Stoffel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review examines current terminology used to define non-neurogenic chronic urinary retention (CUR), describes the pathophysiology of urinary retention, and highlights contemporary diagnostic and treatment algorithms. RECENT FINDINGS: There is no standardized definition for the condition, but volumes >300 ml are commonly used to describe CUR. It is a clinical diagnosis which does not require urodynamics. Pathophysiologic causes of CUR be from myogenic, neurogenic, bladder outlet obstruction, or a combination of these sources...
September 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730326/infectious-diseases-causing-autonomic-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Francisco Javier Carod Artal
OBJECTIVES: To review infectious diseases that may cause autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Review of published papers indexed in medline/embase. RESULTS: Autonomic dysfunction has been reported in retrovirus (human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus), herpes viruses, flavivirus, enterovirus 71 and lyssavirus infections. Autonomic dysfunction is relatively common in HIV-infected patients and heart rate variability is reduced even in early stages of infection...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716323/chronic-urinary-retention-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-physiology-systematic-review-of-urodynamic-data-and-recommendations-for-care
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REVIEW
John T Stoffel
Many multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are affected by urinary retention. Common causes include neurogenic underactive bladder and/or bladder outlet obstruction from detrusor sphincter dyssynergia. Systemic review of contemporary MS urodynamic studies demonstrates that 53% of MS patients have detrusor overactivity, 43% have detrusor sphincter dyssynergia, and 12% have atonic bladder (12 studies, 1524 patients). There is no standard definition of MS-related urinary retention, but greater than 300 mL is a proposed threshold value for the condition based on literature review...
August 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707149/long-term-quality-of-life-and-outcomes-following-robotic-assisted-tapp-inguinal-hernia-repair
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Andrew Iraniha, Joshua Peloquin
Laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair is an established alternative to open hernia repair, which offers equivalent outcomes with less postoperative pain and faster recovery. Unfortunately, it remains technically challenging, requiring advanced laparoscopic skills which have limited its popularity among surgeons. The robotic platform has the potential to overcome these challenges. The objective of this study was to examine the long-term quality of life and outcomes following robotic assisted TAPP inguinal hernia repair, since these data have not been reported up to now...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680784/urethral-amyloidosis-in-a-patient-with-iga-nephropathy-after-renal-transplant
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Nicholas Ojile, Mona Brake
Urethral amyloidosis is a rare condition that can cause hematuria and urinary obstruction symptoms. While there is no established association between immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy and secondary amyloidosis, which is typically found in chronic inflammatory conditions, it is hypothesized that IgA nephropathy may be a systemic condition with inflammatory mediators. We present a case of urethral amyloidosis in a patient with IgA nephropathy who previously received a renal transplant.
May 30, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671280/impact-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-transsphenoidal-pituitary-surgery-an-analysis-of-inpatient-data
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Sei Y Chung, Michael J Sylvester, Varesh R Patel, Michael Zaki, Soly Baredes, James K Liu, Jean Anderson Eloy
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Although previous studies have reported increased perioperative complications among obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients undergoing any surgery requiring general anesthesia, there is a paucity of literature addressing the impact of OSA on postoperative transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) complications. The aim of this study was to analyze postoperative outcomes in transsphenoidal pituitary surgery patients with OSA. Secondarily, we examined patient characteristics and comorbidities...
July 3, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660103/thirty-day-readmission-risk-factors-following-single-level-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif-for-4992-patients-from-the-acs-nsqip-database
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Roxanna M Garcia, Ryan Khanna, Nader S Dahdaleh, George Cybulski, Sandi Lam, Zachary A Smith
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To describe the readmission rate and identify risk factors associated with 30-day readmission after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) surgery. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective single level TLIF surgery from 2011 to 2013 were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. Emergency or trauma cases were excluded...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652996/mitochondrial-stress-and-activation-of-pi3k-and-akt-survival-pathway-in-bladder-ischemia
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Jing-Hua Yang, Mike B Siroky, Subbarao V Yalla, Kazem M Azadzoi
PURPOSE: Detrusor overactivity contributes to bothersome constellation of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men and women as they age. However, the underlying mechanisms of non-obstructive detrusor overactivity and LUTS remain largely unknown. Growing evidence suggests that ischemia may be an independent factor in the development of non-obstructive bladder dysfunction. Our goal was to determine the effects of ischemia on detrusor function and voiding behavior and define redox-mediated cellular stress and cell survival signaling in the ischemic bladder...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628138/-effects-of-exposure-to-ambient-particulate-matter-and-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-on-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-the-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Y Zhang, X M Song, Q Zhao, T Wang, L J Li, J Chen, H B Xu, B B Liu, X Y Sun, B He, W Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on systemic oxidative stress biomarkers in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. METHODS: A panel of forty-five diagnosed and stable COPD patients, whose residences were within 5 kilometers from Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC), were recruited and followed up twice between November 2014 and May 2015. The lung function index percentage of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) to predicted value (FEV1%pred), was measured to reflect the severity of COPD patients...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623649/allium-stent-for-the-treatment-of-a-malignant-ureteral-stenosis-a-paradigmatic-case
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Marco Oderda, Sergio Lacquaniti, Giuseppe Fasolis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present a paradigmatic case where the new-generation Allium URS stent was the optimal choice to treat a malignant ureteral stenosis. METHODS: We describe in detail all the steps of our surgery, performed on a 69-year-old patient with left hydronephrosis caused by lumbo-aortic nodal metastases compressing the ureter. The patient was intolerant to double-J stent due to strong irritative urinary symptoms. Allium URS stent was positioned under fluoroscopy in replacement of pre-existing double-J stent...
June 14, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580040/pseudo-prune-belly-syndrome-diagnosis-revealed-by-imaging-a-case-report-and-brief-review
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Hemal Grover, Sanjay Sethi, Jatin Garg, Amrit Pal Ahluwalia
BACKGROUND: Prune Belly Syndrome (PBS) is a rare entity, usually found in male neonates. It comprises complex urinary tract anomalies, bilateral undescended testis and absence of anterior abdominal wall muscles. Patients with unilateral abdominal wall deficiency, unilateral undescended testis and female neonates with abdominal wall laxity are classified as Pseudo Prune Belly syndrome (PPBS). Reports on PPBS do not highlight the radiological and imaging characteristics of this syndrome and the current literature on the role of newer imaging modalities, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), remains relatively sparse...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577729/-acute-obstructive-nephropathy-a-pathophysiological-view
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Jean-Philippe Haymann, Christophe Vinsonneau, Alexis Girshovich, Michel Daudon
Obstructive acute renal failure is a heterogeneous entity as the pathophysiology of intratubular obstruction is quite different from upper tract obstruction. In the former case, tubules are dilated due to a high hydrostatic pressure whereas pressures are normal in urinary upper tract. In the latter case, a high pressure above the ureteral obstacle is responsible for dilated renal cavities leading to extrinsic compression with no or only few dilated tubules though high hydrostatic pressure are recorded within tubules...
April 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566717/metabolomic-profiling-in-a-hedgehog-interacting-protein-hhip-murine-model-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Emily S Wan, Yan Li, Taotao Lao, Weiliang Qiu, Zhiqiang Jiang, John D Mancini, Caroline A Owen, Clary Clish, Dawn L DeMeo, Edwin K Silverman, Xiaobo Zhou
Genetic variants annotated to the hedgehog interacting protein (HHIP) are robustly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hhip haploinsufficiency in mice leads to increased susceptibility towards the development of emphysema following exposure to chronic cigarette smoke (CS). To explore the molecular pathways which contribute to increased susceptibility, we performed metabolomic profiling using high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy (LC/MS-MS) on plasma, urine, and lung tissue of Hhip (+/-) heterozygotes and wild type (Hhip (+/+)) C57/BL6 mice exposed to either room-air or CS for six months...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566116/adherence-to-local-antimicrobial-guidelines-for-initial-treatment-of-community-acquired-infections
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Trine Langfeldt Hagen, Mathias Amdi Hertz, Gábor Balázs Uhrin, Michael Dalager-Pedersen, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Henrik Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Adherence to antimicrobial guidelines is key to ensuring a correct treatment of severe infections and to lessening misuse of broad-spectrum antimicrobials. We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study at the Emergency Department of Aalborg University Hospital, North Denmark Region. Our aim was to examine adherence to local antimicrobial guidelines in the empirical treatment of community-acquired infections and to identity any predictors of guideline non-adherence. METHODS: We identified 1,555 patients who had blood cultures performed and were admitted to the medical emergency department in 2016...
June 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555170/chronic-dialysis-dependent-renal-failure-resulting-from-a-massive-bladder-containing-inguinal-hernia
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Michael M Herskowitz, Jamel Reid, Robert F Leonardo
Bladder involvement in inguinal hernia is relatively rare, 1-4%, although the incidence is increased to 10% with advancing age or obesity. There are several previously reported cases presenting with obstructive uropathy and renal failure, but all reversed with urinary diversion and hernia repair. We believe this to be the first reported case of bladder hernia leading to dialysis dependent chronic renal failure.
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538870/liquid-silicone-used-for-esthetic-purposes-as-a-potentiator-for-occurrence-of-post-radiotherapy-genital-lymphedema-case-report
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Raíssa Quaiatti Antonelli, Davi Reis Calderoni, Igor Ferreira Garcia, Rafael Fantelli Stelini, Adriano Fregonesi, Paulo Kharmandayan
CONTEXT: Lymphedema consists of extracellular fluid retention caused by lymphatic obstruction. In chronic forms, fat and fibrous tissue accumulation is observed. Genital lymphedema is a rare condition in developed countries and may have primary or acquired etiology. It generally leads to urinary, sexual and social impairment. Clinical treatment usually has low effectiveness, and surgical resection is frequently indicated. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a male-to-female transgender patient who was referred for treatment of chronic genital lymphedema...
March 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537494/survival-from-traumatic-injury-does-not-end-at-hospital-discharge-hospital-acquired-infections-increase-post-discharge-mortality
#20
Nitasha Dhiman, Ram C Rimal, Mark Hamill, Katie M Love, Daniel Lollar, Bryan Collier
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) in trauma patients increase inpatient morbidity and mortality. However, their impact on long-term mortality is not well understood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective trauma registry analysis of all patients admitted to an academic level I trauma center between July 1, 2008 and December 31, 2012 was performed. Patients included survived to discharge and were 18 years of age or older. Age, gender, Injury Severity Score (ISS), ventilator use, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and HAI were reviewed...
July 2017: Surgical Infections
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