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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343112/the-impact-of-australian-legislative-changes-on-synthetic-cannabinoid-exposures-reported-to-the-new-south-wales-poisons-information-centre
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Rose Cairns, Jared A Brown, Naren Gunja, Nicholas A Buckley
BACKGROUND: The emergence of new psychoactive substances (NPS), including synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs) poses novel challenges for drug regulation and public health. Misconceptions of safety and legality, coupled with the fact that NPS are undetectable on routine drugs screens contributes to their popularity. Concerns over the unpredictable toxicity and abuse potential of NPS has led to a variety of legislative responses worldwide. We wish to describe Australian trends in SCRA use, examining the effects of legislative changes on calls to Australia's largest poisons centre...
March 23, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337892/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-a-paediatric-population-a-retrospective-observational-study-on-epidemiology-symptoms-and-treatment
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M Barbagallo, G Vitaliti, F Greco, P Pavone, N Matin, G Panta, R Lubrano, R Falsaperla
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a disorder of unknown origin, which is characterized by elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) without underlying etiological evidence of neurological disease. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate epidemiological features, clinical presentation, diagnostic findings and treatment of sixteen children (7 males and 9 females) with IIH. Medical records of the patients were obtained from the University Paediatric Hospital of Catania, Italy. Clinical features, investigations and treatment approaches were retrieved...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331489/reversible-atrial-fibrillation-following-crotalinae-envenomation
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Dan Quan, Kenneth Zurcher
BACKGROUND: Cardiotoxicity is a documented complication of Crotalinae envenomation. Reported cardiac complications following snake envenomation have included acute myocardial infarction, electrocardiogram abnormalities and arrhythmias. Few reports exist describing arrhythmia induced by viper envenomation and to our knowledge none describe arrhythmia induced by Crotalinae envenomation. This report concerns the first known case of atrial fibrillation precipitated by rattlesnake bite. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old Caucasian man with a past medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and a baseline first-degree atrioventricular block presented to the emergency department following a rattlesnake bite to his left lower leg...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331456/primary-care-practice-reengineering-and-associations-with-patient-portal-use-service-utilization-and-disease-control-among-patients-with-hypertension-and-or-diabetes
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Eboni G Price-Haywood, Qingyang Luo
BACKGROUND: We describe the role of primary care reengineering in the Ochsner Health System (OHS) patient portal implementation strategy and compare subsequent trends in service utilization and disease control among portal users vs nonusers within this context. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study includes 101,019 patients with hypertension or diabetes who saw an OHS primary care provider (PCP) between 2012 and 2014. Inverse probability treatment weighting was used to reduce case-mix differences between study groups...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317084/dietary-interventions-and-multiple-sclerosis
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Ghadah Altowaijri, Allison Fryman, Vijayshree Yadav
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling neurologic disease that has its onset in young adulthood. While the knowledge about underlying pathogenesis of MS has improved significantly over the last few decades, the exact cause still eludes us. Despite the availability of several United States Food and Drug Administration-approved disease-modifying therapies (DMT) for MS in the last two decades, the disease remains disabling for many. DMT use is limited by its partial effectiveness, significant side effects in many cases, and high cost that leads people with MS (PwMS) to look for alternative management options...
March 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314706/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-heart-failure-related-hospitalization-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Nidhal Ben Moussa, Clement Karsenty, Florence Pontnau, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Younes Boudjemline, Antoine Legendre, Damien Bonnet, Laurence Iserin, Magalie Ladouceur
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is the main cause of death in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). AIMS: We aimed to characterize HF-related hospitalization of patients with ACHD, and to determine HF risk factors and prognosis in this population. METHODS: We prospectively included 471 patients with ACHD admitted to our unit over 24 months. Clinical and biological data and HF management were recorded. Major cardiovascular events were recorded for ACHD with HF...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
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Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290956/multidisciplinary-in-situ-simulation-based-training-as-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-quality-improvement-project
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Monica A Lutgendorf, Carmen Spalding, Elizabeth Drake, Dennis Spence, Jason O Heaton, Kristina V Morocco
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage is a common obstetric emergency affecting 3 to 5% of deliveries, with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Effective management of postpartum hemorrhage requires strong teamwork and collaboration. We completed a multidisciplinary in situ postpartum hemorrhage simulation training exercise with structured team debriefing to evaluate hospital protocols, team performance, operational readiness, and real-time identification of system improvements...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289495/treatment-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-the-role-of-medical-therapy-and-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty
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Timothy M Fernandes, David S Poch, William R Auger
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a potentially curable disease when treated with pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). However, even at experienced surgical centers, nearly one-third of patients with CTEPH will be deemed inoperable for reasons including distal disease, comorbidities, or out-of-proportion pulmonary hypertension. It is in these patients with inoperable CTEPH that pulmonary hypertension (PH)-targeted medical therapy and balloon pulmonary angioplasty have potential therapeutic value...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287344/ewing-s-sarcoma%C3%A2-of-the-cranial-vault-a-case-report
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Jihene Feki, Zeineb Guermazi, Brahim Kammoun, Afef Khanfir, Nabil Toumi, Tahiya Boudawara, Zaher Boudawara, Jamel Daoud, Mounir Frikha
Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant tumor that mainly affects young patients. It represents 10% of primary malignant tumors of the bone and 3% of malignant tumors of the child. Cranial localization is extremely rare representing less than 1% of all the localizations. We report a case of a 10-year-old girl who presented with an intracranial hypertension syndrome with left parietal mass of progressive installation. The X-ray skull showed a lytic lesion with irregular margins involving the left parietal bone. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed extensive parietal bone destruction involving both the inner and outer tables...
March 13, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286810/epidemiology-and-related-risk-factors-of-preterm-labor-as-an-obstetrics-emergency
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Ali Asghar Halimi Asl, Saeed Safari, Mohsen Parvareshi Hamrah
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth is still a major health problem throughout the world, which results in 75% of neonatal mortality. Preterm labor not only inflicts financial and emotional distress, it may also lead to permanent disability. The present study was conducted to determine the related risk factors and preventive measures of preterm labor. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study assessed all preterm labors, as well as an equal number of term labors, during seven years, at an educational hospital...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273502/ruptured-berry-aneurysm-with-minimal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Tyler J Gardner, Joseph A Prahlow
Cerebral artery aneurysm rupture is usually associated with significant subarachnoid hemorrhage; however, there are rare cases where there is a lack of hemorrhage into the subarachnoid space. While subdural hemorrhage can occur with ruptured aneurysms, isolated subdural hemorrhage is more often associated with trauma. In this case, a 51-year-old obese woman, who recently visited an Urgent Care Center for elevated blood pressure, was found dead roughly a month later. She had been complaining of headaches, and received medication for her blood pressure at the visit...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267443/balloon-removal-after-fetoscopic-endoluminal-tracheal-occlusion-for-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Julio A Jiménez, Elisenda Eixarch, Philip Dekoninck, João R Bennini, Roland Devlieger, Cleisson F Peralta, Eduard Gratacos, Jan Deprest
BACKGROUND: Isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) defect allows viscera to herniate into the chest, competing for space with the developing lungs. At birth, pulmonary hypoplasia leads to respiratory insufficiency and persistent pulmonary hypertension that is lethal in up to 30% of patients. Antenatal measurement of lung size and liver herniation can predict survival after birth. Prenatal intervention aims at stimulating lung development, clinically achieved by percutaneous fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) under local anesthesia...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260939/infectious-anastomotic-pseudoaneurysm-complicating-renal-allograft-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Marvin Mt Chung, Yiu Che Chan, Yuk Law, Stephen Wk Cheng
Infectious anastomotic pseudoaneurysm complicating renal transplant is rare, but probably under-reported with <30 cases worldwide. We report a 45-year-old man with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and end stage renal failure, who had a renal transplant anastomosed to the right external iliac artery and vein. Postoperatively, he made a slow recovery with malaise and persistent vague right iliac fossa discomfort. Ultrasound scan 1 month postoperatively showed perinephric collection, and fluid culture grew Enterococcus faecium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260911/increased-risk-of-endotracheal-intubation-and-heart-failure-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-urolithiasis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Shun-Ku Lin, Jui-Ming Liu, Ying-Hsu Chang, Yuan-Tien Ting, See-Tong Pang, Ren-Jun Hsu, Po-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a common urinary tract disease worldwide. It has been connected to systemic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between urolithiasis and the complications of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 of the National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257538/multidisciplinary-approach-to-complicated-pregnancy
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Josip Andelo Borovac, Josko Bozic, Tina Ticinovic Kurir, Nikola Zaja, Kresimir Kolic, Vedran Hrboka
A nulliparous pregnant woman in her mid-20s and in the 32nd week of gestation presented to the emergency department with severe headache and vomiting. She had an uneventful medical history; however, the physical examination upon hospital admission revealed a hypertensive emergency, papilledema, and 2+ dipstick proteinuria. Upon establishing the diagnosis of preeclampsia, aggressive therapy with corticosteroids, antihypertensive medication, and seizure prophylaxis was initiated. Hemodynamic stability was achieved within 24 hours and the patient remained in the observation unit located within the gynecology clinic...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247771/poems-syndrome-and-idiopathic-portal-hypertension-a-possible-association
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Sara Campos, Cláudia Agostinho, Maria Augusta Cipriano
A 48-year old female patient was admitted to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy showed large esophageal varices that were treated with band ligation. She had been treated with cyclophosphamide, melphalan, lenalidomide and corticosteroids for POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy or edema, M protein, skin changes). She had no other risk factors for chronic liver disease. Laboratory and radiological examinations could not confirm the etiology of portal hypertension...
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245758/vascular-remodelling-in-well-controlled-hypertensive-patients-the-challenge-of-residual-risk-management
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Massimo Puato, Chiara Nardin, Marta Zanon, Paolo Palatini, Paolo Pauletto, Marcello Rattazzi
BACKGROUND: Residual cardiovascular risk (RCVR) is an emerging issue in the clinical and therapeutic management of patients affected by hypertension. In fact, a number of clinical studies showed that even in case of optimal blood pressure (BP) control, the hypertensive patients still carry a sizeable increase in the CV risk as compared to normotensive individuals. METHODS: We will review the clinical evidence about the determinants and the impact of RCVR on hypertension, with a specific focus on the progression of vascular damage...
February 28, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245741/isfm-consensus-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-hypertension-in-cats
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Samantha S Taylor, Andrew H Sparkes, Katherine Briscoe, Jenny Carter, Salva Cervantes Sala, Rosanne E Jepson, Brice S Reynolds, Brian A Scansen
Practical relevance: Feline hypertension is a common disease in older cats that is frequently diagnosed in association with other diseases such as chronic kidney disease and hyperthyroidism (so-called secondary hypertension), although some cases of apparent primary hypertension are also reported. The clinical consequences of hypertension can be severe, related to 'target organ damage' (eye, heart and vasculature, brain and kidneys), and early diagnosis followed by appropriate therapeutic management should help reduce the morbidity associated with this condition...
March 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239592/hand-dominance-and-blood-group-association-in-epistaxis
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Leena Jain, Sadat Qureshi, Ashish Maurya, Shalini Jadia, S Mrityunjay
The present work was undertaken to study the association of epistaxis with hand dominance and blood group. The present cross sectional study was conducted among 360 cases of epistaxis who reported to the E.N.T outpatient department of tertiary care centre in central India during the period of July 2014 to July 2015. Examination was carried out by self prepared Performa which included demographic information, detailed history and clinical examination findings. Total of 360 patients were included in the study, the mean age being 31...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
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