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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342449/increased-use-of-adrenaline-in-the-management-of-childhood-anaphylaxis-over-the-last-decade
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Kristina Rueter, Brennan Ta, Natasha Bear, Michaela Lucas, Meredith L Borland, Susan L Prescott
BACKGROUND: We recently determined that allergy training programs have improved physician recognition and diagnosis of pediatric anaphylaxis in the last decade. OBJECTIVE: To investigate for changes in management, in particular the appropriate use of adrenaline for the treatment of anaphylaxis in a tertiary pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case note study including children aged 0 to 16 years coded and verified for anaphylaxis comparing cases in years 2003/2004 with 2012...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342438/vitreoretinal-complications-and-outcomes-in-92-eyes-undergoing-surgery-for-modified-osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis-a-10-year-review
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Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi, Vishvesh Agarwal, Sridevi Nair, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Shweta Agarwal
PURPOSE: To analyze vitreoretinal (VR) complications and treatment outcomes in eyes undergoing modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who underwent modified OOKP (mOOKP) surgery at a tertiary eye-care center from March 2003 to February 2013 were included. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for relevant medical history, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp examination, ultrasound scan, oral examination findings, and VR complications...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342262/preliminary-study-of-1940-nm-thulium-laser-usage-in-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
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J Liu, Y Jiao, Y Niu, L Yu, M Ji, S Zhang
Esophageal achalasia is a type of motility disorder characterized by incomplete relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and absence of esophageal peristalsis. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new treatment option for achalasia that is less invasive, more effective, and safe as compared to surgery. High-frequency electrotome is commonly used in POEM, but takes longer time to make the tunnel in the esophagus and causes many complications. The thulium laser decreases the risk of bleeding and perforation in endoscopy but has not been reported in digestive diseases, especially in POEM...
January 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342191/changes-in-balance-and-joint-position-sense-during-a-12-day-high-altitude-trek-the-british-services-dhaulagiri-medical-research-expedition
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Sarah B Clarke, Kevin Deighton, Caroline Newman, Gareth Nicholson, Liam Gallagher, Christopher J Boos, Adrian Mellor, David R Woods, John P O'Hara
Postural control and joint position sense are essential for safely undertaking leisure and professional activities, particularly at high altitude. We tested whether exposure to a 12-day trek with a gradual ascent to high altitude impairs postural control and joint position sense. This was a repeated measures observational study of 12 military service personnel (28±4 years). Postural control (sway velocity measured by a portable force platform) during standing balance, a Sharpened Romberg Test and knee joint position sense were measured, in England (113m elevation) and at 3 research camps (3619m, 4600m and 5140m) on a 12-day high altitude trek in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342165/increased-colon-cancer-risk-after-severe-salmonella-infection
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Lapo Mughini-Gras, Michael Schaapveld, Jolanda Kramers, Sofie Mooij, E Andra Neefjes-Borst, Wilfrid van Pelt, Jacques Neefjes
BACKGROUND: Colon cancer constitutes one of the most frequent malignancies. Previous studies showed that Salmonella manipulates host cell signaling pathways and that Salmonella Typhimurium infection facilitates colon cancer development in genetically predisposed mice. This epidemiological study examined whether severe Salmonella infection, usually acquired from contaminated food, is associated with increased colon cancer risk in humans. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed a nationwide registry-based study to assess colon cancer risk after diagnosed Salmonella infection...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342057/audiologic-natural-history-of-small-volume-cochleovestibular-schwannomas-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2
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Alvin T deTorres, Carmen C Brewer, Chris K Zalewski, Kelly A King, Robert Walker, Gretchen C Scott, Ashok R Asthagiri, Prashant Chittiboina, Hung Jeffrey Kim
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the audiometric natural progression in patient-ears with small volume (<1,000 mm), treatment-naïve cochleovestibular schwannomas (CVSs) in Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Quaternary medical research institute. PATIENTS: One hundred eleven ears in 71 NF2 patients with small, treatment-naïve CVSs observed from July 2006 to July 2016...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342047/direction-fixed-and-direction-changing-positional-nystagmus-in-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
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Chang-Hee Kim, Jin Woo Choi, Kyu Jin Han, Yong Sik Lee, Jung Eun Shin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of positional nystagmus (PN) using a head-roll test in patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome with vertigo (RHS_V) and discuss possible mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral academic medical center. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight patients with RHS_V were enrolled. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Eye movements were recorded at positions of head roll to the right or left, and PN was classified as direction-fixed or direction-changing...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341996/retinal-arterio-arterial-collaterals-in-susac-syndrome
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Robert A Egan, Guy Jirawuthiworavong, Norah S Lincoff, John J Chen, Courtney E Francis, Jacqueline A Leavitt
BACKGROUND: The ophthalmic findings of Susac syndrome (SS) consist of visual field defects related to branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO), and fluorescein angiography (FA) reveals a unique staining pattern. To date, retinal arterial collateral development has been described only in a single patient. Given that the immunopathological process in SS induces retinal ischemia, it is conceivable that abnormal blood vessel development may occur in affected individuals. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341874/validation-of-an-icd-code-for-accurately-identifying-emergency-department-patients-who-suffer-an-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Shelby K Shelton, Steve B Chukwulebe, David F Gaieski, Benjamin S Abella, Brendan G Carr, Sarah M Perman
AIM: International classification of disease (ICD-9) code 427.5 (cardiac arrest) is utilized to identify cohorts of patients who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), though the use of ICD codes for this purpose has never been formally validated. We sought to validate the utility of ICD-9 code 427.5 by identifying patients admitted from the emergency department (ED) after OHCA. METHODS: Adult visits to a single ED between January 2007 and July 2012 were retrospectively examined and a keyword search of the electronic medical record (EMR) was used to identify patients...
January 13, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341453/mechanism-underlying-the-negative-effect-of-prostate-volume-on-the-outcome-of-extensive-transperineal-ultrasound-guided-template-prostate-biopsy
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Takayoshi Demura, Takenori Takada, Naohiko Shimoda, Takaya Hioka, Yoshihumi Iwaguchi, Shin Ichihara, Hiroko Gotoda
Previous studies have indicated a possible relationship between increased prostate volume (PV) and decreased biopsy yield, although the mechanism involved is unclear. We evaluated 1650 patients who underwent template biopsy. The distribution of 993 cancer lesions in 302 prostatectomy specimens was compared with the biopsy data to determine whether each lesion was detected. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) model was used to determine the diagnostic accuracy of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and related markers...
January 17, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341373/antibiotic-allergy-labels-the-impact-of-taking-a-clinical-history
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Adrienne Torda, Victor Chan
BACKGROUND: Many patients admitted to hospital have an antibiotic allergy (AAL) documented in their medical record. In many of these, the reaction is not a hypersensitivity reaction or may no longer be relevant. Despite this, the label adversely affects patient care directly in terms of antibiotic selection, and indirectly in terms of patient costs and the development of antimicrobial resistance. AIMS: To estimate the prevalence of AALs in a cohort of hospitalised patients, to investigate the feasibility of de-labelling through re-challenge based solely upon clinical grounds...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341372/renal-transplantation-in-children-under-3%C3%A2-years-of-age-experience-from-a-single-center-study
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Yann Loiseau, Justine Bacchetta, Amna Klich, Bruno Ranchin, Delphine Demede, Audrey Laurent, Florent Baudin, Florentine Garaix, Pascal Roy, Pierre Cochat
RTx remains challenging in children under 3 years of age. This single-center study reviewed the medical records of children <3 years transplanted since 1987 (N = 32, Group 1). They were matched for donor type and RTx period with children aged 3-13 years (N = 32, Group 2) and 13-18 years (N = 32, Group 3). There were no between-group significant differences regarding distributions of gender, primary renal disease, proportion of dialysis before RTx, and growth (SDS). Compared to Groups 2 and 3, Group 1 had more peritoneal dialyses (P < ...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341210/subchorionic-hematoma-correlation-of-grading-techniques-with-first-trimester-pregnancy-outcome
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Howard T Heller, Elizabeth A Asch, Sara M Durfee, Robin P Goldenson, Hope E Peters, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Peter M Doubilet, Carol B Benson
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare grading systems of subchorionic hematoma (SCH) on first-trimester ultrasound examinations with live embryos to assess which best correlates with early pregnancy outcome and to assess the effect of gestational age at the time of diagnosis on outcome. METHODS: First-trimester live singleton pregnancies between 6 and 11 weeks' gestational age with SCH were identified by an institutional database search. First-trimester outcome was categorized as "live" or "demise" based on ultrasound or medical record documentation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341106/the-effect-of-surgery-on-subsequent-pregnancy-outcomes-among-patients-with-cesarean-scar-diverticulum
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Xian-Ying Cheng, Li Cheng, Wen-Juan Li, Ling-Hua Qian, Yong-Qin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether surgical treatment of cesarean scar diverticulum (CSD) reduced adverse outcomes during the subsequent pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted using the medical records of pregnant women with CSD who attended a single hospital in Hangzhou, China, between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016. Baseline characteristics and pregnancy outcomes were compared between the surgery group and the no surgery group...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340937/association-between-electronic-medical-record-implementation-of-default-opioid-prescription-quantities-and-prescribing-behavior-in-two-emergency-departments
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M Kit Delgado, Frances S Shofer, Mitesh S Patel, Scott Halpern, Christopher Edwards, Zachary F Meisel, Jeanmarie Perrone
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January 16, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340855/the-relationship-between-target-joints-and-direct-resource-use-in-severe-haemophilia
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Jamie O'Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer, Lars Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES: Target joints are a common complication of severe haemophilia. While factor replacement therapy constitutes the majority of costs in haemophilia, the relationship between target joints and non drug-related direct costs (NDDCs) has not been studied. METHODS: Data on haemophilia patients without inhibitors was drawn from the 'Cost of Haemophilia across Europe - a Socioeconomic Survey' (CHESS) study, a cost assessment in severe haemophilia A and B across five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in which 139 haemophilia specialists provided demographic and clinical information for 1285 adult patients...
January 16, 2018: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340850/drug-related-problems-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-mainland-china
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Jiadan Yang, Long Meng, Yu Liu, Liping Lv, Shusen Sun, Rui Long, Xuefeng Shan, Jie Song, Feng Qiu
Background Little is known about the extent of drug-related problems (DRPs) in community-dwelling older adult patients with chronic diseases in mainland China. Setting A medication therapy review service at a community health center in Chongqing, China. Objective To identify and categorize DRPs along with pharmacists' recommendations in addressing the DRPs identified. Method The study was conducted between May 2015 and July 2016. A total of 102 community-dwelling older adults were included. MTR was carried out by clinical pharmacists...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340823/endoscopic-perforations-what-are-the-indications-for-surgery
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Diane Mege, Laura Beyer-Berjot, Walid Ezzedine, Anderson Loundou, Jean-Charles Grimaud, Marc Barthet, Stéphane Berdah
BACKGROUND: Despite their low occurrence, endoscopic perforations (EPs) are concerning. Some predictive factors have been identified, and EP management is debated, whether non-surgical (medical and/or endoscopic) or surgical. The objective was to elaborate a predictive score for surgical management of EP. METHODS: All the patients addressed for upper and lower EP, except oesophageal EP, were retrospectively included (2004-2015). Demographic data, endoscopic features (indication, location, type), clinical, biological and radiological presentations of EP were reviewed...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340802/longitudinal-trajectories-of-antidepressant-use-in-pregnancy-and-the-postnatal-period
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Gretchen Bandoli, Grace M Kuo, Renu Sugathan, Christina D Chambers, Matthieu Rolland, Kristin Palmsten
Studies of antidepressant safety in pregnancy typically do not address complex patterns of use throughout pregnancy. We performed longitudinal trajectory modeling to describe patterns of antidepressant use in the first 32 weeks of pregnancy, and test whether these trajectories are associated with a reduction in birth weight or gestational age at delivery. Our study included 166 pregnant women with deliveries between 2011 and 2015 who were prescribed an antidepressant between 91 days prior to last menstrual period and 32 weeks of gestation...
January 16, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340759/cecum-ulcer-is-a-reliable-endoscopic-finding-in-cytomegalovirus-colitis-concomitant-with-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Kana Matsuda, Shoko Ono, Marin Ishikawa, Shuichi Miyamoto, Satoshi Abiko, Momoko Tsuda, Keiko Yamamoto, Takahiko Kudo, Yuichi Shimizu, Eiko Hayase, Daigo Hashimoto, Takanori Teshima, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Naoya Sakamoto
Although graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation also occurs in patients after allo-HSCT and these conditions often clinically overlap. The aim of this study was to determine reliable endoscopic findings of CMV colitis in patients with gastrointestinal graft-versus-host-disease (GI-GVHD). Patients after allo-HSCT who were histologically confirmed to have GI-GVHD with or without CMV colitis and patients with an immunosuppressive condition were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Hematology
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