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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427574/acute-noncardiovascular-illness-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Eric M Holland, Travis J Moss
BACKGROUND: Fifty years after the inception of the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), noncardiovascular illnesses have become more prevalent and may contribute to morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: The authors performed multivariate statistical analyses to determine the association of acute noncardiovascular illnesses with outcomes, including length of stay (LOS), mortality, and hospital readmission. METHODS: We studied 1,042 admissions between October 12, 2013 and November 28, 2014 to the CICU at the University of Virginia Health System, a tertiary-care academic medical center...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421999/use-and-withdrawal-of-immunosuppressors-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Jiram Torres-Ruiz, David Faz-Muñoz, Nora Hernández-Díaz, Gabriela Hernandez-Molina
OBJECTIVES: To assess the use and causes of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in the clinical setting. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 155 pSS patients and registered demographics, glandular/extraglandular features, serological data, cumulative ESSDAI and SSDDI. A single rheumatologist attributed the indication and cause of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420862/clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-severe-heart-failure-of-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-etiology-analysis-from-the-commit-ahf-registry
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Mateusz Ostręga, Marek J Gierlotka, Grzegorz Słonka, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Mariusz Gąsior
INTRODUCTION    There are limited data on the impact of ischemic etiology on clinical status and long-term prognosis among patients with acute severe heart failure (ASHF) not associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).  OBJECTIVES    To assess clinical characteristics, treatment and the 12-month mortality of patients with no-ACS ASHF according to etiology.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    The data from 112 patients with ASHF that was not associated with ACS were analyzed: 61 with ischemic (IASHF) and 51 with non-ischemic (NIASHF) etiology...
April 18, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399010/pleural-effusions-in-acute-idiopathic-pericarditis-and-postcardiac-injury-syndrome
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José M Porcel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pleural effusions are frequent in the context of acute idiopathic pericarditis and following pericardiotomy, but they have seldom been characterized. This review summarizes their most relevant clinical features. RECENT FINDINGS: In acute idiopathic pericarditis, pleural effusions tend to be left-sided and, if bilateral, they are usually larger on the left. Less than 5% are unilateral right-sided. About 90% of the effusions occupy less than one-third of the hemithorax, and 99% meet Light's exudative criteria with a predominance of lymphocytes in three fourths of the cases...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379967/isolation-of-dengue-virus-from-the-upper-respiratory-tract-of-four-patients-with-dengue-fever
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Nai-Ming Cheng, Bao-Chen Chen, Tsi-Shu Huang, Cheng Len Sy, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen Chen
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is an important arboviral disease. The clinical manifestations vary from a mild non-specific febrile syndrome to severe life-threatening illness. The virus can usually be detected in the blood during the early stages of the disease. Dengue virus has also has been found in isolated cases in the cerebrospinal fluid, urine, nasopharyngeal sections and saliva. In this report, we describe the isolation of dengue virus from the upper respiratory tract of four confirmed cases of dengue...
April 5, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347678/one-and-a-half-syndrome-following-penetrating-head-injury-case-report
#6
Mathew R Voisin, Sanskriti Sasikumar, Jeremy H Russell, Gelareh Zadeh
The authors report a case of a 22-year-old otherwise healthy female who presented following a head injury during a bar altercation, with no associated loss of consciousness and an unknown mechanism of injury. Examination revealed an isolated 1cm laceration on the right upper eyelid, superior to her medial canthus. She experienced diplopia on right horizontal gaze due to a left internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) with an associated left conjugate horizontal gaze palsy, collectively described as a left one-and-a-half syndrome...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345314/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-dyslipidemia-in-koreans
#7
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Jee Sun Jeong, Hyuk Sang Kwon
The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in Koreans 30 years old and over was 19.5% in 2015 according to the Korean Nutrition and Health Examination Survey, which means that one-fifth of adults had hypercholesterolemia. The prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia in adults 30 years of age and older was 16.8% in 2015, and men had a 2-fold higher prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia than women (23.9% vs. 10.4%). The awareness of hypercholesterolemia in Koreans was higher in women than among men (62.4% vs. 51.4%). It increased with age; the level of awareness in participants 30 to 49 years of age (32...
March 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343008/electroclinical-features-of-epilepsy-in-patients-with-invdup-15
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Alberto Verrotti, Fiammetta Sertorio, Sara Matricardi, Pietro Ferrara, Pasquale Striano
PURPOSE: InvDup(15) syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities associated with epilepsy. Here we review the seizure types described in InvDup(15) patients and the main electroclinical, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects of the syndrome. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE was performed to identify papers examining InvDup(15) syndrome and epilepsy. RESULTS: About 65% of the InvDup(15) patients described in the literature had multiple seizure types with a predominance (40...
April 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339816/post-mortem-toxicology-in-young-sudden-cardiac-death-victims-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Thea Bjune, Bjarke Risgaard, Line Kruckow, Charlotte Glinge, Ole Ingemann-Hansen, Peter Mygind Leth, Kristian Linnet, Jytte Banner, Bo Gregers Winkel, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen
Aims: Several drugs increase the risk of ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death (SCD). We aimed to investigate in detail the toxicological findings of all young SCD throughout Denmark. Methods and results: Deaths in persons aged 1-49 years were included over a 10-year period. Death certificates and autopsy reports were retrieved and read to identify cases of sudden death and establish cause of death. All medico-legal autopsied SCD were included and toxicological reports collected...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338050/schisandrin-a-inhibits-dengue-viral-replication-via-upregulating-antiviral-interferon-responses-through-stat-signaling-pathway
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Jung-Sheng Yu, Yu-Hsuan Wu, Chin-Kai Tseng, Chun-Kuang Lin, Yao-Chin Hsu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Jin-Ching Lee
Dengue virus (DENV) infects 400 million people worldwide annually. Infection of more than one serotype of DENV highly corresponds to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome, which are the leading causes of high mortality. Due to lack of effective vaccines and unavailable therapies against DENV, discovery of anti-DENV agents is urgently needed. We first characterize that Schisandrin A can inhibit the replication of four serotypes of DENV in a concentration- and time-dependent manner, with an effective half-maximal effective concentration 50% (EC50) value of 28...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328098/plasma-exchange-successfully-treated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-rheumatoid-factor-positive-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-with-combined-pneumonia
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Lianjie Shi, Fanlei Hu, Chuanhui Xu, Huaqun Zhu, Di Qie, Chuanjie Yuan, Yuhong Tao, Hanmin Liu
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is one of the serious complications associated with rheumatic diseases, especially systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). Here we describe a 9-year-old girl with rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive polyarticular JIA, not sJIA, combined with pneumonia who was successfully treated by plasma exchange. She was diagnosed with RF-positive polyarticular JIA based on positive RF and multiple joint swelling and tenderness 3 years ago. She was admitted in our hospital with myalgia for 2 days and a high fever for half a day...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326197/childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-management-and-outcome-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
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Chia-Shi Wang, Jia Yan, Robert Palmer, James Bost, Mattie Feasel Wolf, Larry A Greenbaum
There is a paucity of information on outpatient management and risk factors for hospitalization and complications in childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS). We described the management, patient adherence, and inpatient and outpatient usage of 87 pediatric NS patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2012 in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area. Multivariable analyses were performed to examine the associations between patient characteristics and disease outcome. We found that 51% of the patients were treated with two or more immunosuppressants...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294854/-registry-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-record-3-characteristics-of-patients-and-treatment-during-initial-hospitalization
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A D Erlikh, N A Gratsiansky On Behalf Of Record-Participants
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Registries RECORD 1-2 (2007-2001) gave valuable information on management of ACS patients in Russia. RECORD-3 was carried out in March-April, 2015. Here we present characteristics of included patients (pts) and data on their treatment during initial hospitalization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: RECORD-3 recruited pts with suspected ACS consecutively hospitalized in participating hospitals (n=47, 55% "invasive") during 1 month. RESULTS: Number of included pts was 2370 (39% women, mean age 64...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289358/pattern-of-high-voltage-electrical-injuries-in-the-kashmir-valley-a-10-year-single-centre-experience
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R A Kasana, P U F Baba, A H Wani
The objective was to study the clinical profile of high voltage electrical injuries in Kashmir, and various prevention and safety measures to bring down the incidence of such injuries in the future. All patients (176) with high voltage electrical injuries reporting to our centre from January 2001 to December 2010 were included in the study. The most common age group was 20-40 years, with mean age of 29.77 ± 8.98 years. Incidence was higher among the rural population (68.75%) than in urban areas (31.25%), and in the winter months...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281731/current-patterns-of-antithrombotic-and-revascularization-therapy-in-patients-hospitalised-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-data-from-the-polish-subset-of-the-epicor-study
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Izabela Wojtkowska, Janina Stępińska, Małgorzata Stępień-Wojno, Mateusz Sobota, Jerzy Kopaczewski, Zygfryd Reszka, Michał Kurzelewski, Jesus Medina
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in developed countries, including Poland. Antithrombotic drugs play a crucial role in the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Recent clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy and safety profiles of new antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents, which may be used as add-on therapy or replacements for older drugs. The EPICOR: (long-t E: rm follow-u P: of antithrombotic management patterns I: n acute COR: onary syndrome patients) is a prospective international observational study (NCT01171404) designed to describe the use of antithrombotic management strategies for the treatment of ACS during the acute phase and over a follow-up period of up to 2 years from the index event...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280094/hirschsprung-s-disease-in-the-uk-and-ireland-incidence-and-anomalies
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T J Bradnock, M Knight, S Kenny, M Nair, G M Walker
OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical characteristics and preoperative management of a national cohort of infants with Hirschsprung's disease (HD). DESIGN: Population-based cohort study of all live-born infants with HD born in the UK and Ireland from October 2010 to September 2012. SETTING: All 28 paediatric surgical centres in the UK and Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: 305 infants presenting before 6 months of age with histologically proven HD...
March 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272251/tensiomyography-sonoelastography-and-mechanosensitivity-differences-between-active-latent-and-control-low-back-myofascial-trigger-points-a-cross-sectional-study
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César Calvo-Lobo, Ignacio Diez-Vega, Beatriz Martínez-Pascual, Silvia Fernández-Martínez, Mónica de la Cueva-Reguera, Gerson Garrosa-Martín, David Rodríguez-Sanz
The myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is considered the most common musculoskeletal condition. The lumbopelvic pain (LPP) is established as one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders. Nevertheless, previous research has not yet studied the contractibility changes by tensiomyography between myofascial trigger point (MTrP) types and normal tissue. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the tensiomyography, sonoelastography, and pressure pain threshold (PPT) differences between the palpation area of active and latent MTrPs with regards to control points in the lumbar erector spinae muscles of subjects with LPP...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262637/assessment-of-disease-lesion-removal-as-a-method-to-control-chronic-montipora-white-syndrome
#18
Silvia Beurmann, Christina M Runyon, Patrick Videau, Sean M Callahan, Greta S Aeby
Coral colonies in Kāne'ohe Bay, Hawai'i (USA), are afflicted with the tissue loss disease chronic Montipora white syndrome (cMWS). Here we show that removal of chronic disease lesions is a potential method to slow the progression of cMWS in M. capitata. Over the 24 wk observation period, treatment colonies lost almost half the amount of tissue that was lost by control colonies. The percentage of tissue loss at each sampling interval (mean ± SEM; treatment: 1.17 ± 0.47%, control: 2.25 ± 0.63%) and the rate of tissue loss per day (treatment: 0...
March 6, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248571/spontaneous-pneumothoraces-in-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Nishant Gupta, Elizabeth J Kopras, Elizabeth P Henske, Laura E James, Souheil El-Chemaly, Srihari Veeraraghavan, Matthew G Drake, Francis X McCormack
RATIONALE: Spontaneous pneumothorax is a common complication of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD). The optimal approach to treatment and prevention of BHD-associated spontaneous pneumothorax, and to advising BHD patients regarding risk of pneumothorax associated with air travel is not well established. METHODS: Patients with BHD were recruited from the Rare Lung Diseases Clinic Network and the BHD Foundation, and surveyed about disease manifestations and air travel experiences...
March 1, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242209/features-of-patients-with-hereditary-mixed-polyposis-syndrome-caused-by-duplication-of-grem1-and-implications-for-screening-and-surveillance
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S Lieberman, T Walsh, M Schechter, T Adar, E Goldin, R Beeri, N Sharon, H Baris, L Ben Avi, E Half, I Lerer, B H Shirts, C C Pritchard, I Tomlinson, M C King, E Levy-Lahad, T Peretz, Y Goldberg
Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome is a rare colon cancer predisposition syndrome caused by a duplication of a non-coding sequence near the gremlin 1, DAN family BMP antagonist gene (GREM1) originally described in Ashkenazi Jews. Few families with GREM1 duplications have been described, so there are many questions about detection and management. We report 4 extended families with the duplication near GREM1 previously found in Ashkenazi Jews; 3 families were identified at cancer genetic clinics in Israel and 1 family was identified in a cohort of patients with familial colorectal cancer...
February 24, 2017: Gastroenterology
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