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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037015/comparison-of-spot-sign-blend-sign-and-black-hole-sign-for-outcome-prediction-in-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Peter B Sporns, Michael Schwake, André Kemmling, Jens Minnerup, Wolfram Schwindt, Thomas Niederstadt, Rene Schmidt, Uta Hanning
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Blend sign (BS) and black hole sign (BHS) on non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) and spot sign (SS) on CT-angiography (CTA) are indicators of early hematoma expansion in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). However, their independent contributions to outcome have not been well explored. METHODS: In this retrospective study, inclusion criteria were: 1) spontaneous ICH and 2) NCCT and CTA performed on admission within 6 hours after onset of symptoms...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036953/-a-clinical-analysis-of-six-patients-with-brucella-endocarditis-and-literature-review
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L Luo, B T Zhou, H L Wang, H T Dou, T S Li
Objective: To analyze the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of patients with Brucella endocarditis in order to improve the understanding and treatment of Brucella endocarditis. Methods: The clinical data including demographic characteristics, clinical features, laboratory data, echocardiography, treatment and clinical outcome of 6 patients with Brucella endocarditis were collected and analyzed. Results: In our database consisting of 211 brucellosis patients with positive blood culture, 6 patients (2...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036724/etiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-with-airway-malacia-in-children
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Wang Yu-Qing, Hao Chuang-Li, Ji Wei, Chen Zheng-Rong, Zhang Xin-Xin, Gu Wen-Jing
Objective: The objective of this article is to study the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children with airway malacia. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 428 pneumonia patients. All patients underwent bronchoscopy, and bronchoalveolar lavage samples were processed for microbiological assessment. Results: In a total of 428 cases reviewed, 60 were found to have airway malacia. Pathogens were identified in 44 of the 60 specimens (73...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036310/baclofen-self-poisoning-in-the-era-of-changing-indication-multicentric-reports-to-a-french-poison-control-centre
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Maxime Léger, Marion Brunet, Gaël Le Roux, Nicolas Lerolle, David Boels
Aims: Baclofen has gained interest in treating alcohol use disorder patients. These patients are at risk of voluntary drug intoxications. Understanding the context of baclofen's widespread use for alcohol use disorder, a recent evaluation of the epidemiology, morbidity and mortality of baclofen self-poisoning episodes is necessary. Methods: All baclofen self-poisoning reported to the Western France Poison Control Centre between January 2008 and December 2015 were included for analysis in this retrospective study...
September 28, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036230/predictors-of-adverse-drug-reaction-related-hospitalisation-in-southwest-ethiopia-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Mulugeta Tarekegn Angamo, Colin Michael Curtain, Leanne Chalmers, Daniel Yilma, Luke Bereznicki
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the healthcare system; however, there are no studies reporting on the magnitude and risk factors associated with ADR-related hospitalisation in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVES: To characterise the reaction types and the drugs implicated in admission to Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia, and to identify risk factors associated with ADR-related hospitalisation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036031/value-of-the-delta-neutrophil-index-for-predicting-28-day-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-emergency-department
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Taeyoung Kong, Yoo Seok Park, Hye Sun Lee, Sinae Kim, Jong Wook Lee, Gina Yu, Claire Eun, Je Sung You, Hyun Soo Chung, Incheol Park, Sung Phil Chung
PURPOSE: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE), frequently seen in the emergency department (ED), is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The delta neutrophil index (DNI) reflects the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes as a component of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria. The pathogenesis of acute PE is significantly associated with inflammation. The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical usefulness of the DNI as a marker of severity in patients with acute PE admitted to the ED...
October 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035987/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-for-early-stage-lumbar-spondylolysis-in-young-athletes
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Masahiro Tsukada, Toshiro Takiuchi, Kota Watanabe
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on early-stage spondylolysis in young athletes. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: A single outpatient orthopedic and sports clinic. PATIENTS: A total of 82 young athletes (80 boys and 2 girls; mean age, 14.8 years; range, 10-18 years) with early-stage lumbar spondylolysis were enrolled in this study. All patients were examined by plain radiography and magnetic resonance imaging...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035976/the-impact-of-obesity-on-mortality-and-other-outcomes-in-patients-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-in-the-united-states
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Marwan S Abougergi, Heather Peluso, Chebli Mrad, John R Saltzman
GOALS: To quantify in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (NVUGIH) the relationship between obesity and mortality, disease severity, treatment modalities, and resource utilization. BACKGROUND: NVUGIH is the most common gastrointestinal emergency. STUDY: Adults with a principal diagnosis of NVUGIH were selected from the 2014 National Inpatient Sample. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Secondary outcomes were hemorrhagic shock, prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), upper endoscopy [esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)], radiologic treatment, surgery, length of hospital stay (LOS), and total hospitalization costs and charges...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035962/effectiveness-of-interstage-home-monitoring-on-healthcare-outcomes-in-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Chelsey Andries, Michelle Palokas
What is the effectiveness of home monitoring on interstage survival rates, weight gain, hospital admissions and cost savings in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035724/factors-associated-with-post-stroke-suicidal-death
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Jin Pyo Hong, Subin Park, Sung-Ho Ahn, Jong S Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the relative risk of suicidal death compared to the general population and to identify risk factors for suicidal death among stroke patients. METHODS: Our sample consisted of 7175 patients who were diagnosed with stroke and admitted at Asan Medical Center from January 2005 to December 2012. Information on suicidal death was obtained from the database of the Korean National Statistical Office. The standardized mortality ratio (SMR) for post-stroke suicide was estimated...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035699/risk-factors-for-complications-of-intraoral-removal-of-submandibular-sialoliths
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Sung Hwa Dong, Seok Hyun Kim, Jeon Gang Doo, Ah Ra Jung, Young Chan Lee, Young-Gyu Eun
PURPOSE: Intraoral removal of submandibular sialoliths is a surgical technique for the treatment of sialolithiasis and is reported to have excellent outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors leading to complications of this procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of 200 patients who had undergone intraoral removal of sialoliths from January 2006 through June 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. A telephone survey was used to check postoperative symptoms...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035656/clinical-laboratory-and-hemostatic-findings-in-cats-with-naturally-occurring-sepsis
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Sigal Klainbart, Limor Agi, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Efrat Kelmer, Itamar Aroch
OBJECTIVE To characterize clinical and laboratory findings in cats with naturally occurring sepsis, emphasizing hemostasis-related findings, and evaluate these variables for associations with patient outcomes. DESIGN Prospective, observational, clinical study. ANIMALS 31 cats with sepsis and 33 healthy control cats. PROCEDURES Data collected included history; clinical signs; results of hematologic, serum biochemical, and hemostatic tests; diagnosis; and outcome (survival vs death during hospitalization or ≤ 30 days after hospital discharge)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035431/prognostic-application-of-thoracic-aortic-calcium-scoring-for-adverse-clinical-outcome-risk-in-elderly-patients-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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In Jeong Cho, Hyuk Jae Chang, Sang Eun Lee, Chi Young Shim, Geu Ru Hong, Namsik Chung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. Heavy aortic calcification exacerbates arterial stiffness, which consequently heightens left ventricular (LV) afterload. We assessed the usefulness of aortic calcification for predicting adverse cardiovascular outcomes and to determine whether the relationship, if any, differed as a function of LVH. METHODS: The analytic sample was comprised of a total of 487 individuals 65 years of age or older...
September 18, 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035309/serum-magnesium-levels-in-preterm-infants-are-higher-than-adult-levels-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jacques Rigo, Catherine Pieltain, Viola Christmann, Francesco Bonsante, Sissel J Moltu, Silvia Iacobelli, Stéphane Marret
Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral in the body, impacting the synthesis of biomacromolecules, bone matrix development, energy production, as well as heart, nerve, and muscle function. Although the importance of Mg is evident, reference values for serum Mg (sMg) in pediatric patients (more specifically, in neonates) are not well established. This systematic literature review and meta-analysis (using 47 eligible studies) aims to quantify normal and tolerable ranges of sMg concentrations during the neonatal period and to highlight the factors influencing Mg levels and the importance of regulating sMg levels during pregnancy and birth...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035182/induction-with-infliximab-and-a-plant-based-diet-as-first-line-ipf-therapy-for-crohn-disease-a-single-group-trial
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Mitsuro Chiba, Tsuyotoshi Tsuji, Kunio Nakane, Satoko Tsuda, Hajime Ishii, Hideo Ohno, Kenta Watanabe, Mai Ito, Masafumi Komatsu, Takeshi Sugawara
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of patients with Crohn disease (CD) are unresponsive to biologics. No previous study has focused on a plant-based diet in an induction phase of CD treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the remission rate of infliximab combined with a plant-based diet as first-line (IPF) therapy for CD. METHODS: This was a prospective single-group trial conducted at tertiary hospitals. Subjects included consecutive adults with a new diagnosis (n = 26), children with a new diagnosis (n = 11), and relapsing adults (n = 9) with CD who were naïve to treatment with biologics...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035176/comparing-hospital-processes-and-outcomes-in-california-medicare-beneficiaries-simulation-prompts-reconsideration
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Gabriel J Escobar, Jennifer M Baker, Benjamin J Turk, David Draper, Vincent Liu, Patricia Kipnis
INTRODUCTION: This article is not a traditional research report. It describes how conducting a specific set of benchmarking analyses led us to broader reflections on hospital benchmarking. We reexamined an issue that has received far less attention from researchers than in the past: How variations in the hospital admission threshold might affect hospital rankings. Considering this threshold made us reconsider what benchmarking is and what future benchmarking studies might be like. Although we recognize that some of our assertions are speculative, they are based on our reading of the literature and previous and ongoing data analyses being conducted in our research unit...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035085/lung-microbiota-is-related-to-smoking-status-and-to-development-of-ards-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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Ariane R Panzer, Susan V Lynch, Chaz Langelier, Jason D Christie, Kathryn McCauley, Mary Nelson, Christopher K Cheung, Neal L Benowitz, Mitchell J Cohen, Carolyn S Calfee
RATIONALE: Cigarette smoking is associated with increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients following severe trauma; however, mechanisms underlying this association are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether cigarette smoking contributes to ARDS development following trauma by altering community composition of the lung microbiota Methods: We studied lung microbiota of mechanically ventilated patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) following severe blunt trauma using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing of endotracheal aspirate (ETA) samples obtained upon ICU admission (n=74) and at 48 hours post-admission (n=30)...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034986/access-to-a-youth-specific-service-for-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-is-associated-with-decreased-hospital-length-of-stay-for-diabetic-ketoacidosis
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Kharis Burns, Kaye Farrell, Rickie Myszka, Kris Park, Deborah Jane Holmes-Walker
BACKGROUND: Management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in youth with diabetes is complex and glycaemic control often deteriorates during this challenging period. We hypothesise that attendance at a youth-specific diabetes clinic reduces hospital admission rates and length of stay for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). AIMS: This study aimed to assess the impact of a youth specific diabetes service for youth with diabetes (YWD) on DKA admissions in two adjacent local health districts (LHDs)...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034536/family-functioning-and-relationship-quality-for-adolescents-in-family-based-treatment-with-severe-anorexia-nervosa-compared-with-non-clinical-adolescents
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Andrew Wallis, Jane Miskovic-Wheatley, Sloane Madden, Paul Rhodes, Ross D Crosby, Li Cao, Stephen Touyz
This longitudinal study explored family functioning and relationship quality for adolescents with severe anorexia nervosa (AN). An important outcome given healthy family functioning supports effective adolescent development. Fifty-four female adolescents and their parents, treated with family-based treatment after inpatient admission, and 49 non-clinical age-matched adolescents and their parents were compared at assessment and 6 months after session 20. At baseline, AN group mothers and fathers reported poorer family function...
October 16, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
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