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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339354/the-effects-of-an-educational-meeting-and-subsequent-computer-reminders-on-the-ordering-of-laboratory-tests-by-rheumatologists-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Nienke Lesuis, Nathan den Broeder, Nadine Boers, Ester Piek, Steven Teerenstra, Marlies Hulscher, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Alfons A den Broeder
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of an educational meeting and subsequent computer reminders on the number of ordered laboratory tests. METHODS: Using interrupted time series analysis we assessed whether trends in the number of laboratory tests ordered by rheumatologists between September 2012 and September 2015 at the Sint Maartenskliniek (the Netherlands) changed following an educational meeting (September 2013) and the introduction of computer reminders into the Computerised Physician Order Entry System (July 2014)...
March 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321825/effect-of-feeding-soy-milk-fermented-by-probiotic-bacteria-on-some-blood-criteria-and-weight-of-experimental-animals
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Alaa Kareem Niamah, Ali Ahmed Sahi, Alaa S N Al-Sharifi
The chemical composition of soy milk fermented by probiotic starter (Log.11.1 CFU/ml) which consists of Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5, and Bifidobacterium bifidum Bb-12 was studied. The percentage of each moisture, protein, fat, ash, carbohydrate and total acidity were 88.8, 4.2, 2.3, 0.82, 4.6, and 0.83, respectively, and the phytic acid rate was 0.075% after fermentation. The experimental animals were fed with 3 mL and 2 mL of soy milk fermented for 40 days. The result showed decreasing the rate of cholesterol and triglyceride in T1 treatment (3 mL of soy milk fermented) which were (114...
March 21, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321158/porcine-model-characterizing-various-parameters-assessing-the-outcome-after-acetaminophen-intoxication-induced-acute-liver-failure
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Karolin Thiel, Wilfried Klingert, Kathrin Klingert, Matthias H Morgalla, Martin U Schuhmann, Pamela Leckie, Yalda Sharifi, Nathan A Davies, Rajiv Jalan, Andreas Peter, Christian Grasshoff, Alfred Königsrainer, Martin Schenk, Christian Thiel
AIM: To investigate the changes of hemodynamic and laboratory parameters during the course of acute liver failure following acetaminophen overdose. METHODS: Eight pigs underwent a midline laparotomy following jejunal catheter placement for further acetaminophen intoxication and positioning of a portal vein Doppler flow-probe. Acute liver failure was realized by intrajejunal acetaminophen administration in six animals, two animals were sham operated. All animals were invasively monitored and received standardized intensive care support throughout the study...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290901/-ability-to-overcome-the-thrombocyte-resistance-to-acetylsalicylic-acid-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-after-myocardial-revascularization-with-coronary-stenting
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I V Pershukov, S L Ostaschenko, T N Kuznetsova, S N Scherbo, Z A Karben, E V Sokryukina, A A Omarov, D M Ramazanov, N V Bosak, L V Shulzhenko, R K Kalmatov, T A Batyraliev, B A Sidorenko
Resistance to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in patients with coronary artery disease is a poor predictor for the development of atherothrombotic complications. In 277 patients with coronary artery disease suffered uncomplicated coronary angioplasty with stent implantation, we was estimated arachidon-induced platelet aggregation during treatment with acetylsalicylic acid by bedside VerifyNow Assay test at 28-90 days after the intervention. It was found that 18.9% of the 144 patients receiving a combination of ASA 75 mg with 15...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289429/hematological-and-plasma-biochemical-parameters-in-a-wild-population-of-naja-naja-linnaeus-1758-in-sri-lanka
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Duminda S B Dissanayake, Lasanthika D Thewarage, Rathnayake M P Manel Rathnayake, Senanayake A M Kularatne, Jamburagoda G Shirani Ranasinghe, Rajapakse P V Jayantha Rajapakse
BACKGROUND: Hematological studies of any animal species comprise an important diagnostic method in veterinary medicine and an essential tool for the conservation of species. In Sri Lanka, this essential technique has been ignored in studies of many species including reptiles. The aim of the present work was to establish a reference range of hematological values and morphological characterization of wild spectacled cobras (Naja naja) in Sri Lanka in order to provide a diagnostic tool in the assessment of health condition in reptiles and to diagnose diseases in wild populations...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284263/immune-thrombocytopenia-secondary-to-tuberculosis-a-case-and-review-of-literature
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S F Weber, S Bélard, S Rai, R Reddy, S Belurkar, K Saravu
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an auto-immune condition that results in isolated thrombocytopenia associated with possibly lethal haemorrhage. In its secondary form, ITP can be triggered by many infectious and non-infectious conditions. Secondary ITP associated with tuberculosis (TB) has rarely been described in the literature. We report on a 22-year-old patient presenting with hypermenorrhoea and petechiae due to ITP secondary to tuberculous lymphadenitis. Normalisation of thrombocytopenia was only achieved after initiation of anti-tuberculosis treatment following failure of thrombocyte substitution and immune-modulatory treatment...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284183/multiparametric-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-cmr-for-the-diagnosis-of-loeffler-s-endocarditis-a-case-report
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Mareike Gastl, Patrick Behm, Christoph Jacoby, Malte Kelm, Florian Bönner
BACKGROUND: Endocarditis parietalis fibroplastica Löfflein (EPF) is a rare form of primary restrictive cardiomyopathy with poor prognosis. It is generally caused by hypereosinophilic syndrome with eosinophilic penetration of the heart. This leads to congestive heart failure in three different stages. As a frequent manifestation of neoplastic diseases, cardiac involvement means poor prognosis. CASE PRESENTATION: The present report deals with a case of EPF caused by non-specified T-cell lymphoma (T-NOS)...
March 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275225/low-flow-veno-venous-extracorporeal-co2-removal-for-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
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Matthias P Hilty, Thomas Riva, Silvia R Cottini, Eva-Maria Kleinert, Alessandra Maggiorini, Marco Maggiorini
BACKGROUND: Ventilation with low tidal volume and airway pressure results in a survival benefit in ARDS patients. Previous research suggests that avoiding mechanical ventilation altogether may be beneficial in some cases of respiratory failure. Our hypothesis was that low flow veno-venous extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) enables maintenance of a lung protective ventilation strategy or awake spontaneous ventilation despite severe hypercapnic respiratory failure (HRF). METHODS: Twenty patients with HRF were investigated while mechanically ventilated (n=14) or breathing spontaneously close to respiratory exhaustion (n=6)...
March 8, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246882/safety-of-multiple-repeated-cycles-of-177-lu-octreotate-in-patients-with-recurrent-neuroendocrine-tumour
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Anna Yordanova, Karin Mayer, Peter Brossart, Maria A Gonzalez-Carmona, Christian P Strassburg, Markus Essler, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar
PURPOSE: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is an effective therapy in patients with a somatostatin receptor-positive neuroendocrine tumour (NET). Still unclear is how many cycles of (177)Lu-octreotate can be repeated while maintaining an acceptable toxicity profile. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety of repeated PRRT in patients with recurrent NET. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated data from 15 patients treated with repeated PRRT between 2004 and 2015...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241824/treatment-of-chronic-non-healing-ulcers-using-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-a-case-series
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Manish Suthar, Saniya Gupta, Suhail Bukhari, Venkatesh Ponemone
BACKGROUND: Non-healing ulcers are a major health problem worldwide and have great impact at personal, professional and social levels, with high cost in terms of human and material resources. Recalcitrant non-healing ulcers are inevitable and detrimental to the lower limb and are a major cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Application of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been a major breakthrough for the treatment of non-healing and diabetic foot ulcers, as it is an easy and cost-effective method, and provides the necessary growth factors that enhance tissue healing...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223729/preoperative-albumin-level-is-a-marker-of-alveolar-echinococcosis-recurrence-after-hepatectomy
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Gaëtan-Romain Joliat, Ismail Labgaa, Nicolas Demartines, Nermin Halkic
AIM: To identify a preoperative blood marker predictive of alveolar echinococcosis (AE) recurrence after hepatectomy. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent operation for liver AE at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) between January 1992 and December 2015 were included in this retrospective study. Preoperative laboratory values of leukocytes, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), thrombocytes, C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin were collected and analyzed...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203330/risk-factors-for-health-care-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Sabahattin Ertugrul, Fesih Aktar, Ilyas Yolbas, Ahmet Yilmaz, Bilal Elbey, Ahmet Yildirim, Kamil Yilmaz, Recep Tekin
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (HCA-BSI) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the causative organisms and risk factors of HCA-BSIs in NICUs. METHODS: This study was performed between January 2011 and December 2014 in the neonatal intensive care unit of Dicle university, Turkey. The study consisted of 126 patients (infected group) with positive blood culture and 126 randomly selected patients (uninfected control group) with negative blood culture after four days of hospitalization...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196659/sutures-impregnated-with-carbazate-activated-polyvinyl-alcohol-reduce-intraperitoneal-adhesions
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F Fredriksson, F Sellberg, T Bowden, T Engstrand, D Berglund, H E Lilja
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal adhesions cause significant morbidity. They occur after peritoneal trauma, which induces oxidative stress with production of inflammatory cytokines, peroxidized proteins (carbonyls) and lipids (aldehydes). This study aimed to investigate if carbazate-activated polyvinyl alcohol (PVAC), an aldehyde-carbonyl inhibitor, can reduce intraperitoneal adhesions in an experimental model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=110) underwent laparotomy, cecal abrasion and construction of a small bowel anastomosis...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196391/pentoxifylline-treatment-of-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-with-nosocomial-sepsis
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Şahin Hamilçıkan, Emrah Can, Övgü Büke, Meltem Erol, Özlem Bostan Gayret
Objective The objective of this study was to assess the result of intravenous pentoxifylline as an adjunct to antibiotic therapy on mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. Methods For the 18 VLBW preterm neonates, as an adjunct therapy to antibiotics regimens, pentoxifylline (5 mg/kg/h for 6 hours) was administered to premature infants with sepsis on 3 successive days. Clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded before and after treatment. Results Following pentoxifylline therapy, the immature-to-total neutrophil ratio and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were significantly decreased, while the blood pH and base excess were significantly increased (p < 0...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195548/herbal-approach-in-the-treatment-of-pancytopenia
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Siddhi Manohar Bagwe, Pravin Popatrao Kale, Lokesh Kumar Bhatt, Kedar S Prabhavalkar
Pancytopenia is a health condition in which there is a reduction in the amount of leucocytes, erythrocytes and thrombocytes. If more than one of the blood cells is low then the condition is called as bicytopenia. The pancytopenic condition is observed in treatment of diseased conditions like thalassemia and hepatitis C. Iatrogenically pancytopenia is caused by some antibiotics and anti-HCV drugs. Medical conditions like aplastic anaemia, lymphoma, copper deficiency, and so forth can also cause pancytopenia...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192602/smokers-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-are-at-a-higher-risk-of-disease-progression-and-premature-death
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Michael Lauseker, Joerg Hasford, Susanne Saussele, Stephan Kremers, Doris Kraemer, Walter Lindemann, Rüdiger Hehlmann, Markus Pfirrmann
BACKGROUND: Smoking is suspected to not only be a risk factor for chronic myeloid leukemia but an adverse prognostic factor for the disease as well. The objective of the current study was to investigate the impact of smoking on survival and progression to advanced phases of disease. METHODS: Based on the data of the German CML Study IV, the authors analyzed the effect of smoking using a multivariate Cox model with the addition of the European Treatment and Outcome Study (EUTOS) long-term survival score variables of age, spleen size, thrombocytes, and peripheral blasts as well as sex, comorbidities, and type of treatment center...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177247/zwitterionic-polyhydroxybutyrate-electrospun-fibrous-membranes-with-a-compromise-of-bioinert-control-and-tissue-cell-growth
#17
Antoine Venault, Andre Subarja, Yung Chang
We present a method for surface modification by thermal-evaporation self-assembling of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) fibrous membranes with a copolymer of hydrophobic octadecyl acrylate repeat units and hydrophilic zwitterionic 4-vinylpyridine blocks, zP(4VP-r-ODA), in view of controlling biofoulant-fiber interactions. PHB is of interest as a material for bioscaffolding, but its disadvantage is its hydrophobicity, which leads to unwanted interactions with proteins, blood cells, or bacteria. Surface modification of electrospun PHB fibers addresses this issue because the hydrophilicity of the membranes is improved, leading to a significant reduction in bovine serum albumin (92%), lysozyme (73%), and fibrinogen (50%) adsorption...
February 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145024/psychopharmacologic-treatment-and-blood-transfusion-in-fast-track-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
#18
Silas Hinsch Gylvin, Christoffer Calov Jørgensen, Anders Fink-Jensen, Pär I Johansson, Henrik Kehlet
BACKGROUND: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other psychotropics are receiving increasing attention due to reports on inhibition of thrombocyte function and an increased bleeding risk in surgical settings. Studies in total hip and total knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA, respectively) have shown conflicting results, questioning whether the potential increased bleeding risk is of clinical importance. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Prospective consecutive collection of data on preoperative comorbidity in patients undergoing primary unilateral THA or TKA was cross-referenced with regional transfusion databases and The Danish National Database of Reimbursed Prescriptions for information regarding blood transfusions and psychopharmacologic treatment...
January 31, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127481/severe-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-child-with-brucellosis-case-presentation-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Alexandros Makis, Aikaterini Perogiannaki, Nikolaos Chaliasos
Brucellosis is still endemic and a significant public health problem in many Mediterranean countries, including Greece. It is a multisystemic disease with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations including hematological disorders, such as anemia, pancytopenia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia is usually moderate and attributed to bone marrow suppression or hypersplenism. Rarely, autoimmune stimulation can cause severe thrombocytopenia with clinically significant hemorrhagic manifestations...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126924/sorting-zebrafish-thrombocyte-lineage-cells-with-a-cd41-monoclonal-antibody-enriches-hematopoietic-stem-cell-activity
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John M Gansner, Alexander D Leung, Michael Superdock, Megan C Blair, Michelle B Ammerman, Ellen M Durand, Bruce Barut, Robert I Handin, David L Stachura, Chafen Lu, Timothy A Springer, Leonard I Zon
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March 9, 2017: Blood
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