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Rik Schrijvers, Christine Breynaert, Yazid Ahmedali, Jean-Luc Bourrain, Pascal Demoly, Anca Mirela Chiriac
BACKGROUND: The management of iodinated contrast medium (ICM) hypersensitivity has been a matter of debate. Skin testing to identify a subgroup of ICM allergic patients has been proposed, in addition to complete avoidance, provocation testing, or premedication. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the negative predictive value (NPV) of skin testing for ICM. METHODS: Patients with a hypersensitivity reaction to ICM who underwent skin testing during a 13...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Mehmet Ali Aslaner, Mustafa Boz, Ali Çelik, Asliddin Ahmedali, Sercan Eroğlu, Nalan Metin Aksu, Serkan Emre Eroğlu
OBJECTIVES: Altered mental status (AMS) is a challenging diagnosis in older patients and has a large range of etiologies. The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of such etiologies for physicians to be better aware of AMS backgrounds and hence improve outcomes and mortality rates. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted at 4 emergency departments. Patients 65 years and older who presented to the emergency department with acute AMS (≤1 week), with symptoms ranging from comas and combativeness, were eligible for inclusion in this study...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yunsur Çevik, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Murat Daş, Asliddin Ahmedali, Seval Kul, Hasan Bayram
Although several factors such as cigarette smoking, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, physical inactivity and dietary factors have been well documented to increase the risk for stroke, there are conflicting data about the role of meteorological variables in the etiology of stroke. We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the association between weather patterns, including daily temperature, humidity, wind speed, and air pressure, and stroke admissions to the Emergency Department of Atatürk Training and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, between January 2009 and April 2010...
July 2015: International Journal of Biometeorology
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