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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165910/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-prognostic-utility-of-plasma-lactate-concentration-base-deficit-ph-and-anion-gap-in-canine-and-feline-emergency-patients
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Casey J Kohen, Kate Hopper, Philip H Kass, Steven E Epstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of plasma lactate concentration, pH, base deficit (BD), and anion gap (AG) in dogs and cats on presentation to an emergency room with outcome, and to compare the prognostic significance of hyperlactatemia with a concurrent metabolic acidosis with that of hyperlactatemia and a normal metabolic acid-base balance. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Five hundred sixty-six dogs and 185 cats that had venous blood gas analysis performed...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158717/adverse-drug-reactions-in-high-risk-pregnant-women-a-prospective-study
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Alfredo Dias de Oliveira-Filho, Antonio Emanuel Soares Vieira, Roberta Cruz da Silva, Sabrina Joany Felizardo Neves, Thiago Antonio Barros Gama, Ryane Vieira Lima, Wlisses Ramon Oliveira, Júlia Maria de Gonçalves Dias
Background: Because pregnant women are often excluded from clinical trials, there is still very limited information about the risk and safety of prescription drugs during pregnancy. Objective: We aimed to determine the prevalence of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) in high-risk pregnant women after hospital admission. A prospective study was carried out in a teaching maternity hospital in Brazil during six months. Causality of ADRs was assessed through the Naranjo Algorithm and Korean Algorithm for ADR Causality Assessment...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154055/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-elderly-patients-living-with-chronic-diseases-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-ethiopia
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Asnakew Achaw Ayele, Henok Getachew Tegegn, Kaleab Taye Haile, Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Amanual Getnet Mersha, Daniel Asfaw Erku
BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among patients with chronic diseases has grown rapidly worldwide. Yet, little has been known about CAM use by elderly patients with chronic diseases in Ethiopia. This study aimed at assessing the prevalence and reasons for CAM utilization among elderly patients living with chronic diseases in Ethiopia. METHODS: An institution-based quantitative cross-sectional survey was conducted among elderly patients with chronic disease attending outpatient ambulatory clinics of University of Gondar referral and teaching hospital (UoGRTH)...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153686/progression-of-gestational-hypertension-to-pre-eclampsia-a-cohort-study-of-20-103-pregnancies
#4
Kuo-Hu Chen, Kok-Min Seow, Li-Ru Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate previously un-identified risk factors for the progression of gestational hypertension (GH) to pre-eclampsia (PE) by considering Grade III preterm placental calcification (PPC) and excessive weight gain (≧10kgw) at 28weeks gestation. METHODS: At a tertiary teaching hospital, obstetric ultrasonography was performed at 28weeks gestation to establish a diagnosis of grade III PPC. Weight gain during pregnancy was recorded at the same time...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152834/retrospective-analysis-of-factors-affecting-clinical-outcome-following-chop-based-chemotherapy-in-dogs-with-primary-nodal-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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M O Childress, J A Ramos-Vara, A Ruple
Numerous factors are known to affect the prognosis of dogs with chemotherapy-treated lymphomas. However, prognostic factors for dogs with specific subtypes of lymphoma are less clearly defined. The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors for dogs receiving CHOP-based chemotherapy for primary nodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Medical records of dogs treated for DLBCL at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital (PUVTH) from 2006 to 2016 were reviewed. Factors potentially related to prognosis were analysed using multivariable statistical methods...
November 20, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148636/outcome-of-pregnancy-with-clinically-visible-palpable-myoma-among-women-who-undergo-caesarian-section-in-three-teaching-hospitals-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Getu Dinku, Eyasu Mesfin
Introduction: Myoma is the most common pelvic tumor and an enormous healthcare concern in women. Complications occur in approximately 10-40% of pregnancies with myomatous uterus. This study is conducted to determine the prevalence and obstetric outcome of grossly visible and/or palpable myoma among women who gave birth by caesarean section. Methods: A cross sectional study conducted in three teaching hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Data was collected using a pre-tested questioner...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137487/emergence-of-fosfomycin-resistance-among-isolates-of-escherichia-coli-harboring-extended-spectrum-and-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamases
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Aghil Bahramian, Gita Eslami, Ali Hashemi, Ali Tabibi, Mohsen Heidary
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common type of infectious disease globally. The aim of this study was to detect the frequency of fosA3 and fosC2 genes in extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) and blaDHA, blaCMY-2, and blaCMY-42 genes in AmpC β-lactamases-producing isolates of Escherichia coli. In total, 120 isolates of E. coli were collected from three teaching hospitals between March 2014 and February 2015. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were carried out by disk diffusion method. The presence of blaCMY-2, blaCMY-42, blaDHA, fosA3, and fosC2 genes was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing...
November 15, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132773/-maternal-deaths-due-to-sudden-death-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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E Morau, E Beaumont, E Verspyck
Sudden death is defined as unexpected cardiac arrest occurring less than one hour after the onset of the first symptoms. Between 2010 and 2012, 23 maternal deaths were considered as unexplained sudden deaths and three of them were not evaluated due to a lack of clinical data. In addition, 13 maternal deaths with an identified cause occurred in a clinical context of sudden death (7 cases of pulmonary embolism, 2 cases of epilepsy, and 2 cases of cardiomyopathy). The first maneuvers of resuscitation in the presence of bystanders were attempted in 8 of 22 cases (36%)...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129778/the-in-vitro-effect-of-clindamycin-against-bacteroides-and-parabacteroides-isolates-in-poland
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Marta Kierzkowska, Anna Majewska, Ksenia Szymanek-Majchrzak, Anna Sawicka-Grzelak, Andrzej Mlynarczyk, Grazyna Mlynarczyk
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze strains of the genera Bacteroides and Parabacteroides isolated from clinical specimens for phenotypic resistance to clindamycin; to detect erm genes; and to determine any correlation between in vitro resistance and the presence of erm genes. METHODS: The analyzed Bacteroides and Parabacteroides isolates had been obtained from patients hospitalized at teaching hospitals in Poland. Antimicrobial susceptibility was assessed with E-tests...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114961/the-importance-of-dermoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-acquired-bilateral-telangiectatic-macules-the-angioid-streak-pattern-reveals-underlying-chronic-liver-disease
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Gun-Wook Kim, Kihyuk Shin, Tae-Wook Kim, Hyang-Suk You, Hyun-Ju Jin, Woo-Haing Shim, Hoon-Soo Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Byung-Soo Kim, Moon-Bum Kim
BACKGROUND: Acquired bilateral telangiectatic macules (ABTM) are a newly recognized disease entity, which manifest as multiple telangiectatic pigmented macules confined mostly to the upper arms. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate clinical and dermoscopic features in a group of 50 patients with ABTM and to determine the diagnostic usefulness of dermoscopy in ABTM METHODS: Patients were selected from two tertiary teaching hospitals in Korea (Pusan National University Hospitals [Busan and Yangsan])...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114342/guyana-s-paediatric-training-program-a-global-health-partnership-for-medical-education
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Lita Cameron, Julie C Johnstone, Arnelle Sparman, Leif D Nelin, Narendra C Singh, Andrea Hunter
Guyana is a low-middle income country on the northern coast of South America between Venezuela and Suriname. Guyana has relatively high child mortality and a notable gap in health care provision. As of 2011, there were no paediatricians in the public sector where approximately 90% of the population seek care. In response to this unmet need, Guyanese diaspora living in Canada, in partnership with Canadian paediatricians and the main teaching hospital, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), developed a Master's program in paediatrics...
April 2017: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111298/improving-neonatal-care-with-the-help-of-veteran-resource-parents-an-overview-of-current-practices
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Claude Julie Bourque, Sonia Dahan, Ginette Mantha, Kate Robson, Martin Reichherzer, Annie Janvier
Over the past decade, veteran parents who have lived a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience have become increasingly involved as 'resource parents' to provide peer-to-peer support to "new" NICU parents. These parents can provide a unique form of support to new parents. They can also assume other roles in clinical care, research, administration and/or teaching, but those roles are rarely described in the literature. This article reviews many of the activities performed by resource parents in neonatology...
October 27, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110114/medical-humanities-teaching-in-north-american-allopathic-and-osteopathic-medical-schools
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Craig M Klugman
Although the AAMC requires annual reporting of medical humanities teaching, most literature is based on single-school case reports and studies using information reported on schools' websites. This study sought to discover what medical humanities is offered in North American allopathic and osteopathic undergraduate medical schools. An 18-question, semi-structured survey was distributed to all 146 (as of June 2016) member schools of the American Association of Medical Colleges and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103017/present-and-future-of-the-undergraduate-ophthalmology-curriculum-a-survey-of-uk-medical-schools
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Sophie Hill, Reg Dennick, Winfried Amoaku
Objectives: To investigate the current undergraduate ophthalmology curricula provided by the UK medical schools, evaluate how they compare with the guidelines of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and International Council for Ophthalmology (ICO), and determine the views of the UK ophthalmology teaching leads on the future direction of the curriculum. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire was sent to teaching leads in 31 medical schools across the UK...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101075/development-of-patient-spesific-3d-printed-dural-venous-models-for-preoperative-planning
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Figen Govsa, Asli Beril Karakas, Mehmet Asim Ozer, Cenk Eraslan
BACKGROUND: Despite significant improvement in clinical care, operative strategies, and technology, neurosurgery is still risky, and optimal preoperative planning and anatomical assessment are necessary to minimize risks of serious complications. Our purpose is to document of dural venous sinuses (DVS) and its variations were identified during routine 3D venography created through three dimensional (3D) models for teaching and learning of complex cerebral anatomy. METHODS: 3D models of the DVS networks were printed...
October 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096649/prevalence-of-adhesions-and-associated-postoperative-complications-after-cesarean-section-in-ghana-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mercy A Nuamah, Joyce L Browne, Alexander V Öry, Nelson Damale, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Marcus J Rijken
BACKGROUND: The global increase in Cesarean section rate is associated with short- and long-term complications, including adhesions with potential serious maternal and fetal consequences. This study investigated the prevalence of adhesions and association between adhesions and postoperative complications in a tertiary referral hospital in Accra, Ghana. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 335 women scheduled for cesarean section at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana were included from June to December 2015...
November 2, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091233/an-integrative-review-of-the-concealed-connection-nurse-educators-critical-thinking
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Christy Raymond, Joanne Profetto-McGrath, Florence Myrick, William B Strean
BACKGROUND: The role of nurse educators in the development of students' critical thinking has been overlooked despite the emphasized need for effective teaching methods. METHOD: An integrative review was performed to examine both quantitative and qualitative research published from 2000 to 2015 related to nurse educators' critical thinking. RESULTS: Many barriers and facilitators existing on individual, interpersonal, and contextual levels affected nurse educators' critical thinking...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082909/dysphagia-following-acute-stroke-and-its-effect-on-short-term-outcome
#18
Sani Atta Abubakar, Bello Yusuf Jamoh
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is assciated with numerous medical conditions including stroke, and there are wide variations in reported frequency of dysphagia in stroke survivors in the literature. Dysphagia has been shown to be an important risk factor for aspiration pneumonia and has profound impact on survivors. AIMS: This study aims to determine the frequency of dysphagia in stroke survivors and its effects on short-term outcome. METHODS: Consecutive patients hospitalised for first-ever acute stroke at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, Nigeria, were prospectively enrolled from April 2015 to January 2017...
July 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068903/redefining-the-rectus-sheath-implications-for-abdominal-wall-repair
#19
Imran R A Punekar, Joseph S Khouri, Michael Catanzaro, Aizaz L Shaikh, Howard N Langstein
BACKGROUND: The abdominal wall is frequently manipulated in a variety of reconstructive procedures, and its anatomy is well described. Our clinical observations, however, contradict the standard depiction of the components of the abdominal wall at various levels - particularly regarding the course of the transversus abdominis muscle (TA). Therefore, we sought to characterize the components of the rectus sheath at various anatomic levels corresponding to surgical landmarks in order to define key points relevant to abdominal wall repair...
October 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062555/synoptic-versus-narrative-reporting-of-prostate-biopsies-at-a-tertiary-healthcare-institution-challenges-successes-and-expectations
#20
Nnamdi O Orah, Charles C Anunobi, Rufus W Ojewola
OBJECTIVES: Cancer pathology reports are expected to contain all information required for patient management and disease surveillance. Moreover, reports for patients with prostate cancer have become increasingly complex with the addition of more pathological details. This study aimed to compare narrative and synoptic prostate cancer reports for core needle biopsies received at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria in order to determine which form was most complete according to international standards...
August 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
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