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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551935/-comparison-of-quality-of-colonoscopy-in-an-academic-hospital-vs-a-community-hospital-outpatient-service
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Badira Makhoul, Muhammad Khatib, Dana Ben Hur, Jesse Lachter
BACKGROUND: Extensive use of colonoscopy in hospitals and community clinics has highlighted the need to assess the quality of the procedures in order to reduce costs and increase their efficiency. OBJECTIVES: This institutional review board (IRB)-approved study aimed to compare the quality of colonoscopies performed in a teaching hospital to those performed at a community health service. METHODS: Demographic information, time of procedure, indications, quality of bowel preparation, premedication, depth of examination, polyp detection, biopsies and followup recommendations were retrospectively obtained from 700 colonoscopy reports from the Rambam Healthcare Campus and 824 colonoscopy reports from Elisha...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551925/-clinical-characteristics-of-male-patients-with-osteoporosis-referred-to-the-endocrine-clinic-of-a-tertiary-hospital
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Gloria Tsvetov, Ilana Shraga-Slutzky, Dania Hirsch, Hiba Masri, Tzippy Shohat, Alexander Gorshtein, Ilan Shimon
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis in men is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The prevalence of male osteoporosis increases with age and it becomes a significant public health burden. Currently, there are a few clinical studies on male osteoporosis with limited knowledge of effective therapeutic options. AIMS: Our study aimed to characterize men with osteoporosis in a referral metabolic clinic in Rabin Medical Center at the Beilinson Campus. METHODS: In this study we retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 270 consecutive male patients with osteoporosis diagnosed and treated in our clinic during 2013...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551923/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-israel-6-5-years-of-experience-at-the-largest-ecmo-treatment-center-in-israel
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Philip Biderman, Uri Carmi, Michael Fainblut, Oren Bachar, Benny Medallion, Dan Aravot
AIMS: The primary purpose of the study is to evaluate the characteristics of the population treated with ECMO at Beilinson Hospital, the treatment results and a comparison of results with ECMO centers in the world. The treatment outcomes relative to the experience of the team during the years 2008-2014 were also examined. The secondary purpose of this article is to increase the awareness of the medical staff to ECMO as a treatment option for patients with appropriate indications, where indications have increased in recent years...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551922/-the-treatment-of-hypertension-by-fixed-drug-combinations-in-patients-hospitalized-at-the-department-of-medicine
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Avishay Elis, Amit Akirov
AIMS: To determine the rate of hypertensive patients hospitalized at the department of medicine who are treated or are candidates for fixed dose drug combinations. BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of hypertension and rates of awareness, The number of patients treated and well controlled are low. The main reasons for not achieving blood pressure target levels are compliance and persistence with drug therapy. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective records review was conducted of hypertensive patients hospitalized at departments of medicine during 2014...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551915/-characteristics-of-large-pericardial-effusion-in-a-well-defined-geographical-region
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Moanis Serhan, Ruhi Abdallah, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusion can occur as a result of primary pericardial disease or secondary to systemic disease. Analysis of the features of pericardial effusion in correlation with clinical and demographic findings can help clinicians to determine the correct diagnosis and to choose the appropriate treatment and reduce patient mortality and morbidity. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the characteristics of pericardial effusion and the prevalence of the different etiologies and their correlation with demographics, clinical characteristics and medical history in 86 patients admitted to Galilee Medical Center from 2001 to 2010 who underwent pericardiocentesis or pericardial window...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551909/-dermatological-diseases-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-in-the-galilee-medical-center-comparison-between-two-age-groups
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Maayan Lahav Sher, Orly Yakir, Ora Bitterman-Deutsch
INTRODUCTION: Although dermatologic conditions bring relatively few people to the Emergency Department, hospitalized patients, especially older people, often suffer from skin problems that contribute to their morbidity. AIMS: We wanted to identify the frequency, clinical course, treatment and influence on hospitalization of dermatologic conditions in patients hospitalized in internal and geriatric departments in Galilee Medical Center. We concentrated on two groups of adults, aged 40-65 years (adult group) and above 65 years (elderly group), in order to understand differences in the cause of referral, type of diagnosis and mode of treatment...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551897/-phacoemulsification-in-eyes-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
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Daniel Rappoport, Mordechai Goldberg, Amir Bukelman, Haya Katz, Lital Goldberg, Ayala Pollack
INTRODUCTION: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the western world. The debate continues over the safety of cataract surgery in the setting of neovascular (wet) AMD. This retrospective review aims to describe our experience in treating patients with wet AMD, who underwent cataract surgery by phacoemulsification. METHODS: We prepared a retrospective chart review of patients treated in our clinic between the years 2006 - 2013...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551878/underreporting-of-congenital-rubella-in-italy-2010-2014
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Cristina Giambi, Antonino Bella, Antonietta Filia, Martina Del Manso, Gloria Nacca, Silvia Declich, Maria Cristina Rota
In accordance with the goals of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for Europe, the Italian national Measles and Rubella Elimination Plan 2010-2015 aimed to reduce the incidence of congenital rubella cases to <1 case/100,000 live births by 2015. In Italy, a passive national surveillance system for congenital rubella and rubella in pregnancy is active since 2005. We estimated the degree of underreporting of congenital rubella, performing a capture-recapture analysis of cases detected through two independent sources: the national surveillance system and the national hospital discharge database, in the years 2010-2014...
May 28, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551861/determinants-of-clinic-absenteeism-a-novel-method-of-examining-distance-from-clinic-and-transportation
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Ryan W Dobbs, Neha R Malhotra, Brandon M Caldwell, Raymond Rojas, Daniel M Moreira, Michael R Abern
Delayed treatment and non-adherence are associated with inferior prostate cancer (CaP) outcomes. Missed clinic appointments (MA) are one form of non-adherence that may be preventable. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 1341 scheduled clinic encounters for men referred to an academic urology clinic for evaluation of known or suspected CaP. Driving distance and public transit times were calculated using a Google Distance Matrix API algorithm. Zip code level data regarding socioeconomic status was obtained from the 2013 American Community Survey...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551848/mri-features-of-pediatric-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor-subtypes
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Chih-Chun Wu, Wan-Yuo Guo, Feng-Chi Chang, Chao-Bao Luo, Han-Jui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen, Yi-Yen Lee, Tai-Tong Wong
Intracranial germ cell tumors differ in histology and location, and require different clinical management strategies. We characterized the imaging features that may aid pre-operative differentiation of intracranial germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs). This retrospective study analyzed 85 patients with intracranial germ cell tumors and adequate preoperative or pretreatment MRIs between 2000 and 2013 at our institution. Pretreatment MRI characteristics, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, tumor histopathology, and patient outcomes were compared...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551843/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-febrile-neutropenia-in-patients-with-non-hodgkin-b-cell-lymphoma-receiving-r-chop-in-a-single-center-in-japan
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Masahiro Yokoyama, Yoshiharu Kusano, Anna Takahashi, Norihito Inoue, Kyoko Ueda, Noriko Nishimura, Yuko Mishima, Yasuhito Terui, Tomoyuki Nukada, Takanobu Nomura, Kiyohiko Hatake
PURPOSE: The incidence of and risk factors for febrile neutropenia (FN) in Japanese non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma (B-NHL) patients receiving rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and predonisolone (R-CHOP) chemotherapy are unknown. We conducted this study to address this issue. METHODS: In this single-center, retrospective, observational study, 466 patients with B-NHL who completed an R-CHOP regimen within a 7-year period and who planned to undergo at least three cycles of this regimen were analyzed...
May 27, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551834/increased-bone-tracer-uptake-in-symptomatic-patients-with-acl-graft-insufficiency-a-correlation-of-mri-and-spect-ct-findings
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Dominic T Mathis, Anna Hirschmann, Anna L Falkowski, Tommi Kiekara, Felix Amsler, Helmut Rasch, Michael T Hirschmann
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and single-photon emission computerised tomography/computerised tomography (SPECT/CT) are used as diagnostic tools in symptomatic patients after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The benefit of SPECT/CT in comparison with MRI is under debate. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether and how bone tracer uptake (BTU) intensity and distribution in SPECT/CT correlate with MRI findings in symptomatic patients after ACL reconstruction...
May 27, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551821/short-and-long-term-outcomes-after-non-severe-acute-kidney-injury
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Carlos Arias-Cabrales, Eva Rodríguez, Sheila Bermejo, Adriana Sierra, Carla Burballa, Clara Barrios, María José Soler, Julio Pascual
BACKGROUND: Severe acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular events and increased mortality. However, little is known about the prognosis in hospitalized population suffering from non-severe AKI episodes. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of non-severe AKI episodes in cardiovascular events, mortality and CKD, on short and long term. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study to 360 patients who met the criteria for diagnosis of AKI according ADQI guidelines with full recovery of renal function after the AKI episode, admitted between January 2000 and December 2010 in our hospital...
May 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551820/cd147-expression-in-peritoneal-injury
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Harald Seeger, Joerg Latus, Daniel Kitterer, M Dominik Alscher, Dagmar Biegger, Jin Chen, Ilka Edenhofer, Rudolf P Wüthrich, Stephan Segerer
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal injury is an important cause of technical failure of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a severe complication of long-term PD with potentially life threatening consequences. CD147 is a glycoprotein with diverse functions including modulation of extracellular matrix via induction of matrix metalloproteinases, cell adhesion, and regulation of immune reactions. We hypothesized that CD 147 plays a role in the peritoneal cavity...
May 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551815/the-efficacy-of-surgical-treatment-of-recurrent-or-persistent-cervical-cancer-that-develops-in-a-previously-irradiated-field-a-monoinstitutional-experience
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Seiji Mabuchi, Yuri Matsumoto, Naoko Komura, Masaaki Sawada, Mie Tanaka, Eriko Yokoi, Katsumi Kozasa, Akihiko Yoshimura, Hiromasa Kuroda, Tadashi Kimura
BACKGROUND: There are no guidelines about the selection of recurrent cervical cancer patients for salvage surgery. METHODS: Patients who developed recurrent or persistent cervical cancer in a previously irradiated field and were subsequently treated with salvage surgery (the surgery group) or palliative care alone (the palliative group) were identified. Patient characteristics, treatment-related complications, and survival were retrospectively compared between the two groups...
May 27, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551766/axl-gas6-expression-can-predict-for-adverse-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-brain-metastases
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Xiaoliang Wu, Wenjuan Ma, Qianghua Zhou, Haijuan Yan, Zuan-Fu Lim, Mayan Huang, Chuangzhong Deng, Xingsu Yu, Huifang Su, Satoshi Komo, Haixia Yang, Xinke Zhang, Sijin Wen, Zhenfeng Zhang, Patrick C Ma
PURPOSE: Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) brain metastases (BM) have poor clinical outcomes. We sought to determine if AXL-GAS6 expression can be used as independent prognostic biomarkers for NSCLC BM. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the medical records of 98 patients diagnosed with advanced metastatic NSCLC from December 2000 to June 2014. Out of a total of 98 patients with NSCLC metastases, 66 patients were identified to have brain metastases...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551726/embryo-density-may-affect-embryo-quality-during-in-vitro-culture-in-a-microwell-group-culture-dish
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Adam Lehner, Zita Kaszas, Akos Murber, Janos Rigo, Janos Urbancsek, Peter Fancsovits
PURPOSE: Culturing embryos in groups is a common practice in mammalian embryology. Since the introduction of different microwell dishes, it is possible to identify oocytes or embryos individually. As embryo density (embryo-to-volume ratio) may affect the development and viability of the embryos, the purpose of this study was to assess the effect of different embryo densities on embryo quality. METHODS: Data of 1337 embryos from 228 in vitro fertilization treatment cycles were retrospectively analyzed...
May 27, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551719/t-wave-changes-in-patients-with-wellens-syndrome-are-associated-with-increased-myocardial-mechanical-and-electrical-dispersion
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Ivan Stankovic, Srdjan Kafedzic, Aleksandra Janicijevic, Radosava Cvjetan, Tijana Vulovic, Milica Jankovic, Ivan Ilic, Biljana Putnikovic, Aleksandar N Neskovic
Some patients with unstable angina and critical stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) present with Wellens syndrome (WS), i.e., inverted or biphasic T-waves in the anterior precordial leads. We assessed clinical, angiographic, electro- and echocardiographic characteristic of patients with WS. In this retrospective study, clinical, angiographic, electro- and echocardiographic characteristic of 35 patients with WS were compared to 57 patients with critical LAD stenosis and normal resting electrocardiogram (ECG), and 45 subjects with normal coronary angiogram...
May 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551692/when-do-paediatric-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-need-statin-therapy
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Matylda Hennig, Agnieszka Brandt, Joanna Bautembach-Minkowska, Dominik Świętoń, Agnieszka Mickiewicz, Magdalenia Chmara, Bartosz Wasąg, Ewa Kamińska, Anna Balcerska, Janusz Limon, Andrzej Rynkiewicz, Marcin Gruchała, Małgorzata Myśliwiec
INTRODUCTION: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is one of the most common autosomal dominant disorders. It is characterized by elevated LDL cholesterol levels occurring already by early childhood. Awareness of health risks in FH patients should incite health professionals to actively seek and treat children with lipid disorders to reduce their risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the suitability of taking into account the following parameters: ApoB/ApoA index, IMT and e-tracking examination, when initiating statin therapy in FH patients...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551689/perinatal-mortality-and-morbidity-of-growth-restricted-fetuses-and-newborns-own-experience-first-report
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Katarzyna Pankiewicz, Tomasz Maciejewski
AIM: to evaluate the outcome of pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction with particular emphasis on the factors (fetal and maternal) related to perinatal mortality and morbidity of the fetus and newborn. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the documentation of 53 women admitted with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction based on ultrasound examination (fetal biometry and fetal vessel Doppler abnormalities). 38 (71.7%) patients were referred to our department with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction, whereas 15 (28...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
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