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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684671/public-health-and-multiple-phase-mortality-decline-evidence-from-industrializing-japan
#1
Kota Ogasawara, Yukitoshi Matsushita
A growing body of literature shows the mitigating effects of water-supply systems on the mortality rates in large cities, yet the heterogeneities in the effects have been understudied. This study fills in the gap in existing knowledge by providing evidence for non-linearity in the effects of clean water using semiparametric fixed effects approach with city-level nationwide longitudinal dataset between 1922 and 1940, which covers 91% of total city population. According to our baseline estimate, the clean water accounts for approximately 27% of the decrease in the crude death rate in this period...
April 7, 2018: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683405/longitudinal-evaluation-of-plasma-concentrations-of-presepsin-in-patients-after-severe-trauma-a-prospective-observational-study
#2
Christian Koch, Sophie Ruhrmann, Michael Pöhlmann, Emmanuel Schneck, Borros Arneth, Thomas Zajonz, Michael Sander, Markus A Weigand, Florian Uhle
BACKGROUND: The high mortality rate of patients suffering from severe trauma is based not only on the mechanism of injury, but also on the higher risk for development of subsequent infections. Therefore, the early recognition of infection after severe trauma is of particular importance for patient outcome. However, early diagnosis is often masked by the consequences of the sterile, damage-triggered immune response. Our study sought to analyze the course of soluble CD14-subtype (sCD14-ST, presepsin) compared with clinically established inflammatory and infectious biomarkers in a cohort of patients with severe trauma...
April 23, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682992/higher-periprosthetic-fracture-rate-associated-with-use-of-modern-uncemented-stems-compared-to-cemented-stems-in-femoral-neck-fractures
#3
Jin Soo A Song, Daryl Dillman, Dave Wilson, Michael Dunbar, Glen Richardson
INTRODUCTION: Hemiarthroplasty is the preferred treatment for displaced femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. Recently, short tapered-wedge cementless stems have increasingly been used in this population. However, historic data has consistently shown higher rates of periprosthetic fracture with uncemented stems in hip fracture patients. This study aims to evaluate the rate of periprosthetic fracture requiring re-operation and all-cause mortality between cemented and uncemented femoral stem designs including more recent short tapered-wedge cementless stems in hip fracture patients...
April 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682562/-clostridium-difficile-infections-a-global-overview-of-drug-sensitivity-and-resistance-mechanisms
#4
REVIEW
Saeed S Banawas
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the most prevalent causative pathogen of healthcare-associated diarrhea. Notably, over the past 10 years, the number of Clostridium difficile outbreaks has increased with the rate of morbidity and mortality. The occurrence and spread of C. difficile strains that are resistant to multiple antimicrobial drugs complicate prevention as well as potential treatment options. Most C. difficile isolates are still susceptible to metronidazole and vancomycin. Incidences of C. difficile resistance to other antimicrobial drugs have also been reported...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682018/modern-microsurgical-resection-of-olfactory-groove-meningiomas-by-classical-bicoronal-subfrontal-approach-without-orbital-osteotomies
#5
Ghulam Farooq, Lal Rehman, Irum Bokhari, Syed Raza Hussain Rizvi
Background: The olfactory groove meningioma has always been surgically challenging. The common microscopic surgical procedures exercised involve modification of pterional or sub-frontal approaches with or without orbital osteotomies. However, we believe that orbital osteotomies are not mandatory to achieve gross total resection. Hence, this study was performed to evaluate the surgical outcomes of olfactory groove meningioma with bicoronal sub frontal approach but without orbital osteotomies...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682017/the-organisms-and-factors-affecting-outcomes-of-external-ventricular-drainage-catheter-related-ventriculitis-a-penang-experience
#6
Jo Ee Sam, Chee Loon Lim, Priya Sharda, Nasser Abdul Wahab
Introduction: Ventriculostomy-related infection (VRI) from external ventricular drain (EVD) insertion is a common complication and carries a high mortality rate. Choice of empiric antibiotics depends on the institutions common causative organisms and their susceptibility. We determined risk factors for mortality in patients with VRI, the common organisms causing VRI, and the rate of EVD-related VRI at our institution. Methods: Medical records and operative data of patients with cerebrospinal fluid positive cultures with an EVD inserted from 2012 to 2015 were traced...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682012/depressed-fractures-of-skull-an-institutional-series-of-453-patients-and-brief-review-of-literature
#7
Anand Prakash, Viraat Harsh, Utkarsh Gupta, Jayendra Kumar, Anil Kumar
Background: There has been a substantial increase in the number of cases with head injuries in the past two decades which has simultaneously led to increase in the annual incidence of depressed fractures of skull. Most of these skull fractures are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality of patients and an unavoidable financial burden on the family members. However, many changes have been undertaken directed toward improved management of patients with head injuries and skull fractures in the past 20 years...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681425/epidemiology-and-national-trends-in-prevalence-and-surgical-management-of-metastatic-spinal-disease
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Samantha R Horn, Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Gregory W Poorman, Jared C Tishelman, Frank A Segreto, Cole A Bortz, John Y Moon, Omar Behery, Nicholas Shepard, Bassel G Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Peter G Passias
Surgical treatment for spinal metastasis has benefited from improvements in surgical techniques. However, the trends in treatment and outcomes for spinal metastasis surgery have not been well-established in a pediatric population. Patients <20 years old with metastatic spinal tumors undergoing spinal surgery were identified in the KID database. Trends for spinal metastases treatment and patient outcomes were analyzed using weight-adjusted ANOVAs. 333 patients were identified in the KID database. The top five primary diagnoses were metastatic brain/spinal cord tumor (19...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680489/molecular-characterization-of-shrimp-harbinger-transposase-derived-1-harbi1-like-and-its-role-in-white-spot-syndrome-virus-and-vibrio-alginolyticus-infection
#9
Baozhen Sun, Xiyi Qian, Fei Zhu
The role of the nuclease, HARBI1-like protein (mjHARBI1-like) in the innate immunity of Marsupenaeus japonicus was explored in this study. The 1361 bp cDNA sequence of mjHARBI1-like was cloned from M. japonicus using RACE. RT-qPCR analysis results showed that the gills and hepatopancreas of M. japonicus were the main tissues where mjHARBI1-like is expressed. In addition, it was also found that white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) or Vibrio alginolyticus challenge could stimulate mjHARBI1-like expression. After mjHARBI1-likewas inhibited, expression of immune genes such as toll, p53, myosin, and proPO were significantly downregulated (P < 0...
April 19, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679983/evaluation-of-a-real-time-pcr-assay-for-detection-and-quantification-of-bacterial-dna-directly-in-blood-of-preterm-neonates-with-suspected-late-onset-sepsis
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Marre van den Brand, Frank A M van den Dungen, Martine P Bos, Mirjam M van Weissenbruch, A Marceline van Furth, Annemieke de Lange, Anna Rubenjan, Remco P H Peters, Paul H M Savelkoul
BACKGROUND: Rapid and accurate diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is highly warranted because of high associated morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a novel multiplex PCR assay for diagnosis of late-onset sepsis and to investigate the value of bacterial DNA load (BDL) determination as a measure of infection severity. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a neonatal intensive care unit. Preterm and/or very low birth weight infants suspected for late-onset sepsis were included...
April 22, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678920/imidacloprid-decreases-honey-bee-survival-but-does-not-affect-the-gut-microbiome
#11
Kasie Raymann, Erick V S Motta, Catherine Girard, Ian M Riddington, Jordan A Dinser, Nancy A Moran
Accumulating evidence suggests that pesticides have played a role in the increased rate of honeybee colony loss. One of the most commonly used pesticides in the US is the neonicotinoid imidacloprid. Although the primary mode of action of imidacloprid is the insect nervous system, it has also been shown to cause changes insects' digestive physiology, and alter the microbiota of Drosophila melanogaster larvae. The honey bee gut microbiome plays a major role in bee health. Although many studies have shown that imidacloprid affects honey bee behavior, its impact on the microbiome has not been fully elucidated...
April 20, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678433/clinical-outcomes-of-adult-patients-who-receive-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-postcardiotomy-cardiogenic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Liangshan Wang, Hong Wang, Xiaotong Hou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical outcomes of adult patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCS). DESIGN: Meta-analysis of 20 observational studies. SETTING: Hospitals that perform cardiac surgery. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 2,877 PCS patients undergoing ECMO from 20 observational studies. INTERVENTIONS: ECMO use. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Twenty observational studies were selected for final analysis...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677399/outcomes-of-cryptococcosis-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-a-less-resourced-health-care-system
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Vinicius Ponzio, Luis F A Camargo, José O Medina-Pestana, John R Perfect, Arnaldo L Colombo
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcosis is the second most common cause of invasive fungal infections in renal transplant recipients in many countries, and data on graft outcome after treatment for this infection is lacking in less-resourced health care settings. METHODS: Data from 47 renal transplant recipients were retrospectively collected at a single institution during a period of 13 years. Graft dysfunction, graft loss and mortality rates were evaluated. Predictors of mortality and graft loss were estimated...
April 20, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676943/impact-of-preoperative-thrombocytopenia-on-the-outcome-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#14
Wail Nammas, Magnus Dalén, Stefano Rosato, Riccardo Gherli, Daniel Reichart, Giuseppe Gatti, Francesco Onorati, Giuseppe Faggian, Marisa De Feo, Ciro Bancone, Sidney Chocron, Sorosh Khodabandeh, Giuseppe Santarpino, Antonino S Rubino, Daniele Maselli, Saverio Nardella, Antonio Salsano, Tiziano Gherli, Francesco Nicolini, Marco Zanobini, Matteo Saccocci, Karl Bounader, Paola D'Errigo, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Andrea Perrotti, Juhani Airaksinen, Giovanni Mariscalco, Vito G Ruggieri, Fausto Biancari
The impact of thrombocytopenia on postoperative bleeding and other major adverse events after cardiac surgery is unclear. This issue was investigated in a series of patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from the prospective, multicenter E-CABG registry. Preoperative thrombocytopenia was defined as preoperative platelet count <150 × 109 /L and it was considered moderate-severe when preoperative platelet count was <100 × 109 /L. Multilevel mixed-effects regression analysis was performed to adjust the effect of thrombocytopenia on outcomes for baseline and operative covariates as well as for interinstitutional differences in patient-blood management...
April 20, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676703/effect-of-intraoperative-single-shot-application-of-vancomycin-in-liver-transplant-recipients-on-postoperative-infections-with-enterococcus-faecium-and-enterococcus-faecalis
#15
Christian Siebers, Johannes Kinzinger, Ludwig C Hinske, Andreas Bauer, Patrick Scheiermann, Michael Zoller, Markus Guba, Martin Angele, Sebastian Pratschke, Thomas Weig
OBJECTIVES: Infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the early postoperative period after liver transplant. We observed a high rate of enterococcal infections at our center. Therefore, we added an intraoperative single shot of vancomycin to the standard regimen of meropenem given over 5 days. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of both Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis infections during the first 28 days after surgery depending on the type of antibiotic prophylaxis and their implications on mortality and morbidity...
April 20, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676346/formal-saline-versus-honey-as-escharotic-in-the-conservative-management-of-major-omphaloceles
#16
Christopher O Bode, Adesoji O Ademuyiwa, Olumide A Elebute
Background: The use of honey as an escharotic agent in the conservative management of omphalocele major has not been widely explored in spite of its proven benefits in chronic wound management. We explored the use of local honey as an escharotic agent by comparing its use with 2.5% formal saline in the conservative management of major omphaloceles at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. Methods: From January 2006 to December 2009, 43 consecutive newborns with intact omphalocele major were alternately assigned into either Honey (H) or formal saline (FS) group...
January 2018: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675632/factors-affecting-mortality-and-reoperations-in-high-energy-pelvic-fractures
#17
Peyman Bakhshayesh, Lars Weidenhielm, Anders Enocson
AIM: Factors affecting mortality during the first year following high-energy pelvic fractures has not been reported previously. Nor has surgical complications leading to reoperations been reported in a cohort with only high-energy pelvic trauma patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report and analyse factors affecting outcome, in terms of mortality and reoperations, up to 1 year after the injury in patients with a traumatic pelvic ring injury due to a high-energy trauma...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675561/de-escalation-of-antifungal-treatment-in-critically-ill-patients-with-suspected-invasive-candida-infection-incidence-associated-factors-and-safety
#18
Karim Jaffal, Julien Poissy, Anahita Rouze, Sébastien Preau, Boualem Sendid, Marjorie Cornu, Saad Nseir
BACKGROUND: Antifungal treatment is common in critically ill patients, but only a small proportion of patients receiving antifungals have a proven fungal infection. However, antifungal treatment has side effects such as toxicity, emergence of resistance, and high cost. Moreover, empirical antifungal treatment is still a matter for debate in these patients. Our study aimed to determine the incidence, associated factors, and safety of de-escalation of antifungals in critically ill patients...
April 19, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674164/impact-of-r152k-and-r368k-neuraminidase-catalytic-substitutions-on-in-vitro-properties-and-virulence-of-recombinant-a-h1n1-pdm09-viruses
#19
Véronique Tu, Yacine Abed, Clément Fage, Mariana Baz, Guy Boivin
Neuraminidase (NA) mutations conferring resistance to NA inhibitors (NAIs) are expected to occur at framework or catalytic residues of the NA enzyme. Numerous clinical and in vitro reports already described NAI-resistant A(H1N1)pdm09 variants harboring various framework NA substitutions. By contrast, variants with NA catalytic changes remain poorly documented. Herein, we investigated the effect of R152K and R368K NA catalytic mutations on the NA enzyme properties, in vitro replicative capacity and virulence of A(H1N1)pdm09 recombinant viruses...
April 16, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674053/chimeric-dna-lna-based-biosensor-for-the-rapid-detection-of-african-swine-fever-virus
#20
Massimo Biagetti, Massimiliano Cuccioloni, Laura Bonfili, Valentina Cecarini, Carla Sebastiani, Ludovica Curcio, Monica Giammarioli, Gian Mario De Mia, Anna Maria Eleuteri, Mauro Angeletti
African swine fever (ASF) virus is a DNA virus responsible for a severe haemorrhagic fever in pigs, which (still in the absence of vaccination strategies) results in high mortality rates. Herein, we present a biosensor-based method for the detection of ASF viral DNA in the blood of pigs. The biosensor exploits a single-strand DNA probe with locked nucleic acid nucleotides (LNA) substitutions as the complementary recognition element for the conserved region of vp72 gene of ASF virus. The biosensor was calibrated using qPCR-quantified ASF viral DNA extracted from the blood of pigs experimentally infected with the virulent Italian isolate 49/08, genotype I...
July 1, 2018: Talanta
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