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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528487/role-of-medicines-of-unknown-identity-in-adverse-drug-reaction-related-hospitalizations-in-developing-countries-evidence-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic
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Céline Caillet, Chanvilay Sichanh, Gaëtan Assemat, Myriam Malet-Martino, Agnès Sommet, Haleh Bagheri, Noudy Sengxeu, Niphonh Mongkhonmath, Mayfong Mayxay, Lamphone Syhakhang, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Paul N Newton, Anne Roussin
INTRODUCTION: The health dangers of medicines of unknown identity (MUIs) [loose pharmaceutical units repackaged in individual bags without labelling of their identity] have been suspected in L/MICs. Using visual and analytical tools to identify MUIs, we investigated the frequency of, and factors associated with, adverse drug reaction (ADR)-related hospitalizations in a central hospital in Vientiane Capital, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). METHODS: All unplanned admissions, except for acute trauma and intentional overdose, were prospectively recorded during a 7-week period in 2013, leading to include 453 adults hospitalized for ≥24 h...
May 20, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528485/lead-and-arsenic-accumulation-and-its-effects-on-plasma-cortisol-levels-in-oreochromis-sp
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Nguyen Quoc Thang, Bui The Huy, Le Van Tan, Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong
The accumulation, elimination and effect of heavy metals on plasma cortisol levels in Oreochromis sp. were studied in the exposure and recovery phases. In the exposure phase, the mean rate of accumulation in the tissues was in the order gill > liver > muscle for Pb exposure and muscle > liver > gill for As exposure. In the recovery phase, the order of elimination in the tissues was gill > liver > muscle for Pb and liver > gill > muscle for As. The amount of cortisol secreted by the Oreochromis sp...
May 20, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528469/multiple-sclerosis-treatment-with-fingolimod-profile-of-non-cardiologic-adverse-events
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REVIEW
Yara Dadalti Fragoso
Fingolimod was the first oral medication approved for management of multiple sclerosis and is currently used by tens of thousands patients worldwide. Fingolimod acts via the sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor, maintaining peripheral lymphocytes entrapped in the lymph nodes. In consequence, there is a reduction in the infiltration of aggressive lymphocytes into the central nervous system. The drug is safe and effective, and its first hours of use are associated with related to S1P receptors in the heart...
May 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528451/influence-of-comorbidity-on-chemotherapy-use-for-early-breast-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Melissa J Edwards, Ian D Campbell, Ross A Lawrenson, Marion J Kuper-Hommel
PURPOSE: Patients with early breast cancer and coexistent comorbidities generally experience worse prognosis which may be in part related to inferior treatment. Randomised data on chemotherapy use and tolerance in comorbid patients are limited. We aimed to review the available literature regarding the use of chemotherapy in such patients. METHODS: A systematic search of databases was performed for English-language articles evaluating the impact of comorbidity on chemotherapy use for early breast cancer...
May 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528420/soil-or-dust-for-health-risk-assessment-studies-in-urban-environment
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M Gabarrón, A Faz, J A Acosta
To identify the best material (soil or dust) to be selected for health-risk assessment studies, road dust and urban soil from three cities with different population densities were collected, and size fractions were analysed for metal content (Pb, Zn, Cu, Cd, Cr, Co, and Ni). Results showed similar distribution of the size particles among cities, predominating fractions between 75 and 2000 μm in road dust and particles below 75 μm in soil. Metals were mainly bound to PM10 in both soil and road dust increasing the risk of adverse health effects, overall through inhalation exposure...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528414/tissue-contaminant-burdens-in-san-francisco-estuary-white-sturgeon-acipenser-transmontanus-implications-for-population-recovery
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Deke T Gundersen, Steven C Zeug, Robert B Bringolf, Joseph Merz, Zachary Jackson, Molly A H Webb
The San Francisco Estuary (SFE) is heavily influenced by anthropogenic activities, including historic and chronic contaminant inputs. These contaminants can adversely affect SFE fish populations, particularly white sturgeon, because they are a benthic dwelling, long-lived species. We measured a suite of metals and organic contaminants in liver and gonad tissues of 25 male and 32 female white sturgeon as well as several physiological indicators of sturgeon health. Most sturgeon (68% of males and 83% of females) were estimated to be between 13 and 17 years of age...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528411/imposex-in-reishia-clavigera-as-an-indicator-to-assess-recovery-of-tbt-pollution-after-a-total-ban-in-south-korea
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Nam Sook Kim, Sang Hee Hong, Kyung-Hoon Shin, Won Joon Shim
The temporal changes in the frequency and degree of imposex and tributyltin (TBT) levels in gastropod (Reishia clavigera) were evaluated in Jinhae Bay, 5 and 10 years after the total ban on TBT usage in South Korea. The frequency and degree of imposex decreased significantly after the ban, accompanied by an increase in the female-to-male ratio. The TBT concentrations in R. clavigera also decreased significantly after the ban. There were good correlations between the TBT concentration in rock shell and both the degree of imposex and the female-to-male ratio...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528393/chronic-and-episodic-stress-predict-physical-symptom-bother-following-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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Lauren N Harris, Margaret R Bauer, Joshua F Wiley, Constance Hammen, Jennifer L Krull, Catherine M Crespi, Karen L Weihs, Annette L Stanton
Breast cancer patients often experience adverse physical side effects of medical treatments. According to the biobehavioral model of cancer stress and disease, life stress during diagnosis and treatment may negatively influence the trajectory of women's physical health-related adjustment to breast cancer. This longitudinal study examined chronic and episodic stress as predictors of bothersome physical symptoms during the year after breast cancer diagnosis. Women diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 4 months (N = 460) completed a life stress interview for contextual assessment of chronic and episodic stress severity at study entry and 9 months later...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528215/patients-criteria-determining-difficulty-of-the-laparoscopic-lateral-transperitoneal-adrenalectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Michał Natkaniec, Jadwiga Dworak, Michał Pędziwiatr, Magdalena Pisarska, Piotr Major, Marcin Dembiński, Marek Winiarski, Andrzej Budzyński
BACKGROUND: Identification of patients in whom adrenalectomy may be more difficult, can help in decision making in borderline and doubtful cases. The aim of the study was to determine patients criteria influencing difficulty of laparoscopic lateral transperitoneal adrenalectomy (LTA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 275 patients who underwent LTA. We analyzed the impact of gender, age, history of previous abdominal surgery, body mass index, risk of anesthesia measured as ASA scale, size, localization (left/right), and histological type of the tumor on parameters reflecting the level of difficulty of the procedure: operative time, intraoperative blood loss, conversion rate and intraoperative complications rate...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528211/intravenous-levetiracetam-vs-phenytoin-for-status-epilepticus-and-cluster-seizures-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Arunodaya R Gujjar, Ramachandiran Nandhagopal, Poovathoor C Jacob, Abdulhakeem Al-Hashim, Khalfan Al-Amrani, Shyam S Ganguly, Abdullah Al-Asmi
PURPOSE: Status Epilepticus (SE) is a common medical emergency carrying a high morbidity and mortality. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a novel anticonvulsant effective against varied seizures. Few prospective studies have addressed its use in SE. We aimed to examine the efficacy of intravenous LEV in controlling SE and cluster attacks of seizures (CS), in comparison with IV phenytoin (DPH), using a prospective, randomized study design. METHOD: Adult patients with SE or CS, following an initial dose of IV benzodiazepine to control ongoing seizure, were randomized to receive either medication...
May 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528210/do-patients-need-to-stay-in-bed-all-day-in-the-epilepsy-monitoring-unit-safety-data-from-a-non-restrictive-setting
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Laura Craciun, Jørgen Alving, Elena Gardella, Daniella Terney, Pirgit Meritam, Melita Cacic Hribljan, Sándor Beniczky
PURPOSE: To assess whether injuries occur more often in an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) where portable EEG amplifiers are used, and where patients can freely move within a large area during the monitoring. METHODS: Patients were monitored at the Danish Epilepsy Center, in an EMU specifically designed for this purpose, and they were under continuous surveillance by personnel dedicated to the EMU. Adverse events (AEs) - including injuries, were prospectively noted, as part of the safety policy of the hospital...
May 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528146/prognostic-value-of-coronary-ct-angiography-with-selective-pet-perfusion-imaging-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Teemu Maaniitty, Iida Stenström, Jeroen J Bax, Valtteri Uusitalo, Heikki Ukkonen, Sami Kajander, Maija Mäki, Antti Saraste, Juhani Knuuti
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of sequential hybrid imaging strategy in which positron emission tomography (PET) perfusion imaging is performed selectively in patients with suspected obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). BACKGROUND: Coronary CTA is an accurate diagnostic test for excluding obstructive CAD. However, the positive predictive value is suboptimal. METHODS: We investigated 864 consecutive symptomatic patients with intermediate probability of CAD who adhered to the sequential imaging approach...
May 15, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528143/intergenerational-accumulation-of-impairments-in-maternal-behavior-following-postnatal-social-stress
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B C Nephew, L M Carini, S Sallah, C Cotino, R A S Alyamani, F Pittet, S Bradburn, C Murgatroyd
Early adversity such as depressed maternal care can have long-term physiological and behavioral effects on offspring and future generations. Exposure to chronic social stress (CSS), an ethologically model of postpartum depression and anxiety, during lactation impairs maternal care and exerts similar effects on the F1 dam offspring of the stressed F0 dams. These changes associate with increased corticosterone and neuroendocrine alterations. CSS F2 offspring further display decreased social behavior as juveniles and adults and decreased basal levels of corticosterone...
May 13, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528073/simple-identification-of-the-adamkiewicz-artery-in-extended-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Kyokun Uehara, Hitoshi Matsuda, Yosuke Inoue, Atsushi Omura, Yoshimasa Seike, Hiroaki Sasaki, Kenji Minatoya, Junjiro Kobayashi
Spinal cord injury remains a major adverse event of extended thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgical procedures. Preoperative identification of the Adamkiewicz artery and prompt reattachment of the targeted intercostal arteries during operation should contribute to preventing spinal cord injury. In this report, we describe a simple and definite identification of the critical intercostal artery during extended descending and thoracoabdominal aortic surgical procedures.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528064/transient-aphonia-after-mediastinoscopy
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Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kavian Toosi, Jessica Glover, Bharat Pancholy, Edward Hong
The most common adverse event after cervical mediastinoscopy is recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, which has an incidence of 0.6% [1]. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who experienced transient bilateral vocal cord paralysis after mediastinoscopy, which manifested in complete aphonia. This patient's ability to maintain his airway was carefully followed up, but neither endotracheal intubation nor tracheostomy was required. The vocal cord paralysis resolved without intervention after 5 hours...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528060/pulmonary-mucormycosis-treated-with-lobectomy
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Oluwatobi Afolayan, Hannah Copeland, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
A 57 year old man was referred from an outside facility for an unresolving pneumonia. Imaging of the chest demonstrated a right lung mass with a consolidation in the middle lobe, pleural effusion, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Cytologic examination of cultures from the bronchoscopy and thoracentesis did not yield a definitive diagnosis. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed because of a retained hemothorax and a suggestive lesion. Biopsy specimens obtained during VATS were consistent with mucormycosis...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528051/undersized-stent-grafts-for-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-in-chronic-type-b-dissection
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Eden C Payabyab, Andrew H Maloney, Derek R Brinster
Acute ischemia in chronic type B dissections carries high rates of morbidity and mortality. A 29-year-old woman with a chronic type B dissection presented with acute abdominal pain. Imaging revealed a worsening dissection with pseudocoarctation causing near complete occlusion of the true lumen by the false lumen. We placed purposefully undersized stent grafts to treat acute mesenteric ischemia by improving true lumen flow. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 4 without adverse events. We suggest that endovascular rescue by placing undersized stent grafts can provide improved flow to the mesenteric vessels with continued false lumen flow to vital organs...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528027/investigating-the-causes-of-adverse-events
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Juan A Sanchez, Kevin W Lobdell, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce, James I Fann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527984/personalized-prognostic-risk-score-for-long-term-survival-for-children-with-acute-leukemia-after-allogeneic-transplant
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Menachem Bitan, Kwang Woo Ahn, Heather R Millard, Michael A Pulsipher, Hisham Abdel-Azim, Jeffery J Auletta, Valerie Brown, Ka Wah Chan, Miguel Angel Diaz, Andrew Dietz, Marta González Vincent, Gregory Guilcher, Gregory A Hale, Robert J Hayashi, Amy Keating, Parinda Mehta, Kasiani Myers, Kristin Page, Tim Prestidge, Nirali N Shah, Angela R Smith, Ann Woolfrey, Elizabeth Thiel, Stella M Davies, Mary Eapen
We studied leukemia-free (LFS) and overall survival (OS) in children with acute myeloid (AML; n=790) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL; n=1096), transplanted between 2000 and 2010, who survived for at least 1 year in remission after related or unrelated donor transplantation. Analysis of patient-, disease- and transplantation characteristics and acute and chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) were performed to identify factors with adverse effects on LFS and OS. These data were used to develop risk scores for survival...
May 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527966/suture-dehiscence-in-the-tricuspid-annulus-an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-analysis-of-tissue-strength-and-composition
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Deborah M Paul, Ajay Naran, Eric L Pierce, Charles H Bloodworth, Steven F Bolling, Ajit P Yoganathan
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair of functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is an increasingly common practice, but annuloplasty suture dehiscence remains a significant problem. Quantitative and mechanistic understanding of annular suture holding strength can support more effective techniques for tricuspid valve device anchoring. METHODS: Suture holding strength of ovine tricuspid annuli (n = 15) was quantified ex vivo by pullout testing at 12 positions around their circumference...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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