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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914803/effectiveness-of-direct-acting-antivirals-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Soraya Abad, Almudena Vega, Diego Rincón, Eduardo Hernández, Evangelina Mérida, Nicolás Macías, Raquel Muñoz, Mónica Milla, Jose Luño, Juan Manuel López-Gómez
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly prevalent among patients on haemodialysis and leads to a poorer prognosis compared to patients who do not have said infection. Treatment with interferon and ribavirin is poorly tolerated and there are limited data on the experience with new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyse the current prevalence of HCV infection and efficacy and safety results with different DAA regimens in the haemodialysis population of 2hospital areas...
November 30, 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913548/warm-antibody-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia
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Theodosia A Kalfa
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare and heterogeneous disease that affects 1 to 3/100 000 patients per year. AIHA caused by warm autoantibodies (w-AIHA), ie, antibodies that react with their antigens on the red blood cell optimally at 37°C, is the most common type, comprising ∼70% to 80% of all adult cases and ∼50% of pediatric cases. About half of the w-AIHA cases are called primary because no specific etiology can be found, whereas the rest are secondary to other recognizable underlying disorders...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911071/severe-brain-injury-in-massachusetts-assessing-the-continuum-of-care
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Laura Lorenz, Gabrielle Katz
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a major public health problem in Massachusetts (Hackman et al, 2014) and includes traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, ABI-related infectious diseases, metabolic disorders affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and brain tumor. Advances in emergency medical care and neurosurgery mean that more people are surviving severe traumatic brain injury (Trexler et al, 2014). Yet many patients with severe TBI in particular, are not receiving inpatient services after initial treatment (Hackman et al, 2014; CDC, 2014) or later that are known to be effective (Malec & Kean, 2015; Lewis & Horn, 2015; BI Commission, 2011; Kolakowsky-Hayner et al, 2000; Interviews)...
December 10, 2015: Issue Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910751/recent-advances-in-pharmacotherapeutic-paradigm-of-mild-to-recalcitrant-atopic-dermatitis
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Zahid Hussain, Shariza Sahudin, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Endang Kumolosasi
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic skin inflammatory disorder characterized by perivascular infiltration of immunoglobulin E (IgE), T lymphocytes, and mast cells. The key factors responsible for the pathophysiology of this disease are immunological disorders and defects in epidermal barrier properties. Pruritus, intense itching, psychological stress, deprived physical and mental performance, and sleep disturbance are the hallmark features of this dermatological disorder. Preventive interventions such as educational programs, avoidance of allergens, and exclusive care toward the skin could play a partial role in suppressing the symptoms...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909114/conservative-treatment-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-hiv-associated-thrombocytopenia-with-tranexamic-acid
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Raja K Kutty, Anil Kumar Peethambaran, Sunilkumar, M Anilkumar
Chronic subdural hematomas (CSDHs) and its management comprise a majority work in a neurosurgical specialty. The effectiveness of surgery is beyond doubt and sometimes even lifesaving in severe cases. However, the straightforward surgery is sometimes complicated by the associated comorbidities of the patient. Comorbidities in the form of coagulopathies secondary to chronic liver diseases, drugs (warfarin, ecosprin, clopidogrel), thrombocytopenia secondary to systemic illness are always a challenge to deal with in patients with CSDH...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908374/effect-of-lichen-sclerosis-on-success-of-urethroplasty
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REVIEW
Michael A Granieri, Andrew C Peterson, Ramiro J Madden-Fuentes
Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a chronic, relapsing disease with a variable presentation. In men, genitourinary LS may affect the penile foreskin, glans, meatus, and urethra. Treatment is multifaceted, ranging from pharmacotherapy to surgery. Urethral reconstruction due to stricture disease from LS is frequently plagued by a high recurrence rate. At the authors' institution, the high recurrence rate has shifted their practice toward potent steroids and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Management of recurrence includes dilation, meatotomy/meatoplasty, 1-stage and 2-stage repairs...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906097/a-10-year-old-child-presenting-with-syndromic-paucity-of-bile-ducts-alagille-syndrome-a-case-report
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Girish Kumar Pati, Ayaskanta Singh, Preetam Nath, Jimmy Narayan, Pradeep Kumar Padhi, Prasanta Kumar Parida, Kaumudee Pattnaik, Chittaranjan Panda, Shivaram Prasad Singh
BACKGROUND: Alagille syndrome, a rare genetic disorder with autosomal dominant transmission, manifests with five major features: paucity of interlobular bile ducts, characteristic facies, posterior embryotoxon, vertebral defects, and peripheral pulmonary stenosis. Globally, only 500 cases have so far been reported, with only five cases reported in the Indian subcontinent. Rarely, Alagille syndrome also presents with skin manifestations and early-onset chronic liver disease, which was found in our case...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905370/-surgical-management-of-chronic-pancreatitis-complicated-by-biliary-and-duodenal-obstruction
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G M Barvanyan
AIM: To compare different surgical approaches to chronic pancreatitis complicated by biliary and duodenal obstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the study (n=42) and control (n=36) groups 18 and 4 resections were performed respectively (p=0.004). Early postoperative complications occurred in 15 cases of the study group and 4 cases of the control group (p=0.024). 7 and 1 re-operations were made in both groups respectively (p=0.99). There was no postoperative mortality in both groups...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903659/pulmonary-hypertension-the-importance-of-correctly-diagnosing-the-cause
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Sanjay Mehta, Jean-Luc Vachiéry
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complex condition that can occur as a result of a wide range of disorders, including left heart disease, lung disease and chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. Contemporary PH patients are older and frequently have a multitude of comorbidities that may contribute to or simply coincide with their PH. Identifying the cause of PH in these complicated patients can be challenging but is essential, given that the aetiology of the disease has a significant impact on the management options available...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900978/penile-calcific-uremic-arteriolopathy-occurring-postparathyroidectomy-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
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Salah Omar Bashir, Mahmoud A Aamer, Hayder A Omer, Mohamed D Morsy
Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), also known as calciphylaxis, is a rare condition most frequently seen in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. The clinical picture is characterized by painful skin lesions and ulcerations. The underlying pathology is medial calcification and intimal proliferation with microthrombi of small arteries. CUA is commonly associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism and high serum calcium and phosphate products. This article reports an atypical case where CUA developed after parathyroidectomy and in the course of treatment of hungry bone syndrome...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900946/childhood-psoriasis
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Emmanuel Mahé
Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease. Recently, few data have been published on epidemiology, comorbidity, or therapy in children with psoriasis. Psoriasis affects up to 2% of children in Europe, even during the first months of life. The link between psoriasis and metabolic comorbidities has been highlighted, notably in relation to excessive weight and obesity. The clinical picture of psoriasis in childhood resembles adult disease, however, some clinical features are noteworthy: neonatal diaper rash is relatively specific, face involvement and guttate psoriasis are more common, plaques are often smaller, and scales are finer and softer than in adults...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900672/the-identification-and-management-of-substance-use-disorders-in-anesthesiologists
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Lisa G Lefebvre, I Michael Kaufmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to review current evidence for the identification and management of substance use disorders in anesthesiologists and to describe an approach to return to practice. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Anesthesiologists experience substance use disorders at a rate reported to be 2.7 times that of other physicians. Effective evidence-based treatment is available for physicians with substance use disorders, including anesthesiologists. Significant barriers preventing access to such treatment still exist, some of which are specific to the physician cohort...
November 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889330/use-of-biologics-to-treat-acute-exacerbations-and-manage-disease-in-asthma-copd-and-ipf
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REVIEW
Lynne A Murray, Chris Grainge, Peter A Wark, Darryl A Knight
A common feature of chronic respiratory disease is the progressive decline in lung function. The decline can be indolent, or it can be accelerated by acute exacerbations, whereby the patient experiences a pronounced worsening of disease symptoms. Moreover, acute exacerbations may also be a marker of insufficient disease management. The underlying cause of an acute exacerbation can be due to insults such as pathogens or environmental pollutants, or the cause can be unknown. For each acute exacerbation, the patient may require medical intervention such as rescue medication, or in more severe cases, hospitalization and ventilation and have an increased risk of death...
November 24, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886802/advancements-in-the-management-of-uveitis
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REVIEW
Sergio Schwartzman
Uveitis may exist as a clinical manifestation of an underlying systemic disease or may represent an idiopathic entity, sometimes with a very characteristic pattern. Different forms of uveitis have been defined on the basis of three important variables: chronicity, anatomic location, and underlying etiology. The evolving understanding of the immune system has resulted in a more targeted approach to manage patients with different forms of uveitis, although clearly this approach is at a very early stage. Altered patterns of cellular processing and different cytokine expression, including TNF, IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, and IL17, have been defined in uveitis, and this has laid the pathway for targeted therapy...
April 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884536/-chest-x-ray-and-acute-bronchiolitis-are-these-indications-decreasing
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V Arnoux, A Carsin, E Bosdure, K Retornaz, B Chabrol, G Gorincour, J Mancini, A Dabadie, J-C Dubus
OBJECTIVE: A management protocol for infants hospitalized for acute bronchiolitis, established after the study conducted in our unit in 2012, recommends a chest X-ray when the clinical course is unusual or if a differential diagnosis is suspected. The goal of this study was to evaluate professional practices after the introduction of this new management protocol. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study in two pediatric units from October 2013 to March 2015, including infants (0-23 months) hospitalized for their first episode of acute bronchiolitis without any underlying chronic condition...
November 21, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884455/-acid-sphingomyelinase-deficiency-niemann-pick-disease-type-b-in-adulthood-a-retrospective-multicentric-study-of-28%C3%A2-adult-cases
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O Lidove, N Belmatoug, R Froissart, C Lavigne, I Durieu, K Mazodier, C Serratrice, C Douillard, C Goizet, P Cathebras, G Besson, Z Amoura, A Tazi, M Gatfossé, S Rivière, T Sené, M T Vanier, J-M Ziza
INTRODUCTION: Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD) is an autosomal recessive disease with a clinical spectrum ranging from a neurovisceral infantile form (Niemann-Pick disease type A) to a chronic visceral form also encountered in adults (Niemann-Pick disease type B, NP-B). METHODS: Retrospective multicentric analysis of French adult patients with ASMD over the period 1985-March 2015. Clinical, biological, and imaging data were analyzed. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients (19 males, 9 females) were analyzed...
November 22, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882078/debridement-in-chronic-osteomyelitis-with-benign-osteopetrosis-a-case-report
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Yu-Ping Liu, Xiang-Hua Lin, Man-Yun Yan, Bao-Quan Lin, Ming-Ying Zhuo
Osteopetrosis is a rare bone disease caused by metabolic imbalances as a result of genetic mutations. For instance, autosomal dominant osteopetrosis is caused by a missense mutation of the C1CN7 gene. This was first reported in 1904 and is thought to be caused by osteoclastic dysfunction and an impaired bone resorption ability. An accumulation of cortical bone mass during the remodeling of the medullary bone may increase the bone density and give rise to a hard marble consistency. Osteopetrosis can be divided into benign and malignant forms; however, no curative treatment exists for benign osteopetrosis...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881814/chronic-norovirus-infections-in-cardiac-transplant-patients-considerations-for-evaluation-and-management
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Paul T Jurgens, Larry A Allen, Amrut V Ambardekar, Colleen K McIlvennan
Norovirus is a common self-limiting gastrointestinal infection, but in transplant recipients, symptoms can last for months and result in serious health complications. As there is currently no established treatment for chronic norovirus infection in transplant patients, management has been directed at symptom control, trial of various antivirals, and ultimately reductions in immunosuppression. We present 3 cases of chronic norovirus infection in cardiac transplant patients to illustrate various approaches to diagnosis, the prolonged nature of disease symptoms, and treatment options...
November 23, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881591/vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-culmination-of-management-using-immunosuppression-surgical-and-prosthetic-therapy-over-quarter-century
#19
Shilpa Das, Anand S Pasari, Virender S Sangwan
A 22-year-old male patient presented in 1988 with active vernal keratoconjunctivitis. He was treated with topical mast cell stabilisers and corticosteroids. Chronic inflammation despite topical treatment necessitated oral immunosuppressants. Active disease came under control with this; however, the patient gradually developed limbal stem cell deficiency. He underwent bilateral pannus resection with amniotic membrane transplantation that resulted in improved ocular surface. In 2007, patient was found to have significant bilateral posterior subcapsular cataracts and underwent bilateral cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation with good visual outcome...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881163/assessing-the-feasibility-of-a-web-based-domestic-violence-intervention-using-chronic-disease-frameworks-reducing-the-burden-of-treatment-and-promoting-capacity-for-action-in-women-abused-by-a-partner
#20
Laura Tarzia, Carl May, Kelsey Hegarty
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence shares many features with chronic disease, including ongoing physical and mental health problems and eroded self-efficacy. Given the challenges around help-seeking for women experiencing domestic violence, it is essential that they be given support to 'self-manage' their condition. The growing popularity of web-based applications for chronic disease self-management suggests that there may be opportunities to use them as an intervention strategy for women experiencing domestic violence, however, as yet, little is known about whether this might work in practice...
November 24, 2016: BMC Women's Health
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