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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245098/the-pit-bull-attack-causing-limb-threatening-vascular-trauma-a-case-series
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Patrick Harnarayan, Shariful Islam, Christi Ramsingh, Vijay Naraynsingh
INTRODUCTION: Non-fatal human dog bites are commonplace amongst animal attacks on human beings and these present with mainly skin and soft tissue injuries. However, they can also present with life threatening head and neck injuries, massive soft tissue trauma, as well as combined orthopedic and vascular extremity injuries where a high possibility of limb loss exists. PRESENTATION OF CASES: We present two adult dog bite victims with multiple bites inflicted by large canines identified as Pit-Bull Terriers...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244757/expression-of-staphylococcal-enterotoxins-under-stress-encountered-during-food-production-and-preservation
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REVIEW
Jenny Schelin, Yusak Budi Susilo, Sophia Johler
Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is the most prevalent cause of food-borne intoxications worldwide. Consumption of enterotoxins preformed in food causes violent vomiting and can be fatal in children and the elderly. While being repressed by competing bacteria in most matrices, Staphylococcus aureus benefits from crucial competitive advantages in foods with high osmolarity or low pH. During recent years, the long-standing belief in the feasibility of assessing SFP risk based on colony-forming units of S. aureus present in food products has been disproven...
December 15, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244076/reference-brain-blood-concentrations-of-citalopram-duloxetine-mirtazapine-and-sertraline
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Michael Nedahl, Sys Stybe Johansen, Kristian Linnet
Postmortem blood samples may not accurately reflect antemortem drug concentrations, as the levels of some drugs increase due to postmortem redistribution (PMR). The brain has been suggested as an alternative sampling site. The anatomically secluded site of the brain limits redistribution and prolongs the detection window, thereby enabling sampling from deceased individuals where blood is no longer suitable for analysis. We report concentrations in brain tissue and blood from 91 cases for the four antidepressants citalopram, duloxetine, mirtazapine and sertraline...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243499/do-not-hesitate-peripheral-artery-disease-is-a-fatal-condition
#4
Marc L De Buyzere
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243272/chronic-kidney-disease-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
#5
Cheng Suh-Chiou, Rosa M Moysés, Marcio S Bittencourt, Isabela M Bensenor, Paulo A Lotufo
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a worldwide public health concern due to the increased prevalence the high fatalities related to heart disease in this population. Among novel cardiovascular risk markers, the coronary artery calcification score (CAC) emerged as an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to test if glomerular filtration rate or albuminuria are independently associated with coronary calcification. METHODS: The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health is a cohort of men and women aged 35 to 74 years old addressing cardiovascular diseases...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243169/efficacy-of-two-types-of-palliative-sedation-therapy-defined-using-intervention-protocols-proportional-vs-deep-sedation
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Kengo Imai, Tatsuya Morita, Naosuke Yokomichi, Masanori Mori, Akemi Shirado Naito, Hiroaki Tsukuura, Toshihiro Yamauchi, Takashi Kawaguchi, Kaori Fukuta, Satoshi Inoue
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of two types of palliative sedation defined using intervention protocols: proportional and deep sedation. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed prospectively recorded data of consecutive cancer patients who received the continuous infusion of midazolam in a palliative care unit. Attending physicians chose the sedation protocol based on each patient's wish, symptom severity, prognosis, and refractoriness of suffering. The primary endpoint was a treatment goal achievement at 4 h: in proportional sedation, the achievement of symptom relief (Support Team Assessment Schedule (STAS) ≤ 1) and absence of agitation (modified Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) ≤ 0) and in deep sedation, the achievement of deep sedation (RASS ≤ - 4)...
December 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242996/personalized%C3%A2-health-monitoring%C3%A2-system-for-managing-well-being-in-rural-areas
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Prema Nedungadi, Akshay Jayakumar, Raghu Raman
Rural India lacks easy access to health practitioners and medical centers, depending instead on community health workers. In these areas, common ailments that are easy to manage with medicines, often lead to medical escalations and even fatalities due to lack of awareness and delayed diagnosis. The introduction of wearable health devices has made it easier to monitor health conditions and to connect doctors and patients in urban areas. However, existing initiatives have not succeeded in providing adequate health monitoring to rural and low-literate patients, as current methods are expensive, require consistent connectivity and expect literate users...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242836/vaccination-with-a-recombinant-h7-hemagglutinin-based-influenza-virus-vaccine-induces-broadly-reactive-antibodies-in-humans
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Daniel Stadlbauer, Arvind Rajabhathor, Fatima Amanat, Daniel Kaplan, Abusaleh Masud, John J Treanor, Ruvim Izikson, Manon M Cox, Raffael Nachbagauer, Florian Krammer
Human influenza virus infections with avian subtype H7N9 viruses are a major public health concern and have encouraged the development of effective H7 prepandemic vaccines. In this study, baseline and postvaccination serum samples of individuals aged 18 years and older who received a recombinant H7 hemagglutinin vaccine with and without an oil-in-water emulsion (SE) adjuvant were analyzed using a panel of serological assays. While only a small proportion of individuals seroconverted to H7N9 as measured by the conventional hemagglutination inhibition assay, our data show strong induction of anti-H7 hemagglutinin antibodies as measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242790/surgical-retrieval-of-an-impaled-tapestry-needle-from-the-true-pelvic-cavity-of-a-child-an-unusual-case-report
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Nirmal Raj Gopinathan, Rakesh John, Himanshu Kanwat, Pebam Sudesh
Introduction: Impalement injuries of pelvis have been reported in children but are uncommon. Impalement could be associated with injuries to deep organs, wound contamination, crush injuries, and in certain instances, can even be fatal. Case Report: We present a bizarre case of a 2-year-old female child who presented to us with a tapestry needle embedded in the true pelvic cavity after a history of fall on the buttock while playing at home. The impaled needle was eventually successfully extracted surgically using the modified Stoppa's approach and the post-operative period was uneventful...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242534/the-celecoxib-derivatives-ar-12-and-ar-14-induce-autophagy-and-clear-prion-infected-cells-from-prions
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Basant A Abdulrahman, Dalia Abdelaziz, Simrika Thapa, Li Lu, Shubha Jain, Sabine Gilch, Stefan Proniuk, Alexander Zukiwski, Hermann M Schatzl
Prion diseases are fatal infectious neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals. The autocatalytic conversion of the cellular prion protein (PrPC) into the pathologic isoform PrPSc is a key feature in prion pathogenesis. AR-12 is an IND-approved derivative of celecoxib that demonstrated preclinical activity against several microbial diseases. Recently, AR-12 has been shown to facilitate clearance of misfolded proteins. The latter proposes AR-12 to be a potential therapeutic agent for neurodegenerative disorders...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242360/imaging-of-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
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S Ahmed, M P Ghazarian, M E Cabanillas, M E Zafereo, M D Williams, T Vu, D F Schomer, J M Debnam
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma is fatal if unresectable. However, improved survival has been reported after gross total resection and multimodality therapy. In this report, we describe the contrast-enhanced high-resolution CT characteristics of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma in 57 patients. Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma presented as a large neck mass with necrosis in 82% of cases. The tumors demonstrated common extrathyroidal extension (91%). Sixty-two percent of tumors demonstrated calcification. Visceral space invasion involved the esophagus (62%), trachea (57%), and larynx (29%)...
December 14, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241899/comparison-of-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-multicriteria-decision-analysis
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Tommi Tervonen, Anastasia Ustyugova, Sumitra Sri Bhashyam, Gregory Y H Lip, Paolo Verdecchia, Ryan Kwan, Savion Gropper, Jutta Heinrich-Nols, Kevin Marsh
BACKGROUND: Decision on the most appropriate oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is difficult because multiple treatment options are available, and these vary in their clinical effects and relevant nonclinical characteristics. OBJECTIVES: To use a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) to compare the oral anticoagulants apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, rivaroxaban, and vitamin K antagonist (VKAs; specifically warfarin) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241762/eltrombopag-for-advanced-myelodysplastic-syndromes-or-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-and-severe-thrombocytopenia-aspire-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Moshe Mittelman, Uwe Platzbecker, Boris Afanasyev, Sebastian Grosicki, Raymond S M Wong, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Benjamin Brenner, Claudio Denzlinger, Giuseppe Rossi, Arnon Nagler, Regina Garcia-Delgado, Maria Socorro O Portella, Zewen Zhu, Dominik Selleslag
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia is a life-threatening complication in patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In this study (ASPIRE), we aimed to assess eltrombopag, an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist, for thrombocytopenia (grade 4) treatment in adult patients with advanced MDS or AML. METHODS: ASPIRE consisted of an open-label, double-blind phase for 8 weeks and a randomised, double-blind phase (parts 1 and 2, reported here) for 12 weeks, and an open-label extension (part 3)...
December 11, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241728/an-actin-cytoskeletal-barrier-inhibits-lytic-granule-release-from-natural-killer-cells-in-chediak-higashi-syndrome
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Aleksandra Gil-Krzewska, Mezida B Saeed, Anna Oszmiana, Elizabeth R Fischer, Kathryn Lagrue, William A Gahl, Wendy J Introne, John E Coligan, Daniel M Davis, Konrad Krzewski
BACKGROUND: Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a rare disorder caused by biallelic mutations in the LYST gene, resulting in formation of giant lysosomes or lysosome-related organelles in several cell types. The disease is characterized by immunodeficiency and a fatal hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis due to impaired function of cytotoxic lymphocytes, mainly Natural Killer (NK) cells. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the underlying biochemical cause of the impaired cytotoxicity of NK cells in CHS...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241229/back-to-the-future-occupational-diver-training-in-australia
#15
EDITORIAL
David Smart
The Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) had its genesis in the 1990s in response to a need to produce occupational divers who were trained to international standards with the necessary skills to safely undertake complex work in high-risk environments. Well-trained dive teams who are 'fit-for-purpose' can be regarded as the highest level of risk control in preventing accidents and workplace morbidity. Without such training, work site risks are not detected, with potentially disastrous consequences. In September 2017, the only civilian ADAS level 3 and 4 training facility in Australia, The Underwater Centre Tasmania (TUCT), closed its doors...
December 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241143/perceptions-about-supervised-injection-facilities-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-philadelphia
#16
Robert E Harris, Jessica Richardson, Rosemary Frasso, Evan D Anderson
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for infectious diseases, skin and soft tissue infections, and overdose. However, these harms are all avoidable when sterile injection equipment, hygienic places to inject, and medical care are accessible. Unfortunately, many PWID in the U.S lack these resources. The most vulnerable are forced to inject in public spaces, where individual risks are high and communal harms are sometimes many. Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) are an established intervention for reducing these harms...
December 10, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240976/clopidogrel-plus-aspirin-versus-aspirin-alone-for-preventing-cardiovascular-events
#17
REVIEW
Alessandro Squizzato, Marta Bellesini, Andrea Takeda, Saskia Middeldorp, Marco Paolo Donadini
BACKGROUND: Aspirin is the prophylactic antiplatelet drug of choice for people with cardiovascular disease. Adding a second antiplatelet drug to aspirin may produce additional benefit for people at high risk and people with established cardiovascular disease. This is an update to a previously published review from 2011. OBJECTIVES: To review the benefit and harm of adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy for preventing cardiovascular events in people who have coronary disease, ischaemic cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, or were at high risk of atherothrombotic disease, but did not have a coronary stent...
December 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240872/worldwide-reporting-of-fatal-outcomes-after-ticagrelor-to-the-us-food-and-drug-administration
#18
Victor L Serebruany, Moo Hyun Kim, Thomas A Marciniak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240753/virulence-pathology-and-pathogenesis-of-pteropine-orthoreovirus-prv-in-balb-c-mice-development-of-an-animal-infection-model-for-prv
#19
Kazutaka Egawa, Masayuki Shimojima, Satoshi Taniguchi, Noriyo Nagata, Hideki Tani, Tomoki Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kurosu, Shumpei Watanabe, Shuetsu Fukushi, Masayuki Saijo
BACKGROUND: Cases of acute respiratory tract infection caused by Pteropine orthoreovirus (PRV) of the genus Orthoreovirus (family: Reoviridae) have been reported in Southeast Asia, where it was isolated from humans and bats. It is possible that PRV-associated respiratory infections might be prevalent in Southeast Asia. The clinical course of PRV is not fully elucidated. METHODS: The virulence, pathology, and pathogenesis of two PRV strains, a human-borne PRV strain (isolated from a patient, who returned to Japan from Bali, Indonesia in 2007) and a bat-borne PRV (isolated from a bat [Eonycteris spelaea] in the Philippines in 2013) were investigated in BALB/c mice using virological, pathological, and immunological study methods...
December 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240570/severity-of-button-batteries-ingestions-data-from-french-poison-control-centres-between-1999-and-2015
#20
Magali Labadie, Elisabeth O'Mahony, Lise Capaldo, Arnaud Courtois, Thierry Lamireau, Patrick Nisse, Ingrid Blanc-Brisset, Emmanuel Puskarczyk
BACKGROUND: Although the ingestion of button batteries is an infrequent situation, it leads to a significant risk of causing serious damage. OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to describe all the cases of button battery ingestion recorded by the French Poison Control Centers over 16 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All the cases of button battery ingestion were recorded from 1 January 1999 to the end of June 2015, analysed (age, sex, number of ingested button batteries, clinical signs and treatments) and graded for severity according to the poisoning severity score...
December 13, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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