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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066591/relationship-between-polycythemia-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-with-low-risk-pulmonary-embolism
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Lu Guo, Aamer Rasheed Chughtai, Hongli Jiang, Lingyun Gao, Yan Yang, Yang Yang, Yuejian Liu, Zhenliang Xie, Weimin Li
BACKGROUNDS: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is frequent in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and associated with high mortality. This multi-center retrospective study was performed to investigate if secondary polycythemia is associated with in-hospital mortality in COPD patients with low-risk PE. METHODS: We identified COPD patients with proven PE between October, 2005 and October, 2015. Patients in risk classes III-V on the basis of the PESI score were excluded...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052963/symptoms-signs-suspicion-and-setting-a%C3%A2-pesi-score-for-cancer-associated-pulmonary-embolism
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EDITORIAL
Florian Posch, Cihan Ay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012721/the-clinical-severity-of-patients-diagnosed-with-an-in-hospital-pulmonary-embolism-following-modern-elective-joint-arthroplasty-is-unrelated-to-the-location-of-emboli-in-the-pulmonary-vasculature
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Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, Alvaro Blanes Perez, Yuo-Yu Lee, Gregory R Saboeiro, Gabrielle P Konin, Yoshimi Endo, Nigel E Sharrock, Eduardo A Salvati
BACKGROUND: In the event of a postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE), it is generally believed that patients with centrally located emboli will have worse clinical symptoms than those with segmental or subsegmental ones. We studied if a relationship exists between the clinical severity at the time of PE diagnosis and the location of the emboli within the pulmonary vasculature. METHODS: All 269 patients who developed an in-hospital, computed tomography pulmonary angiography-proved, in-hospital PE following elective total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty in our institution were studied...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007362/best-clinical-practice-controversies-in-outpatient-management-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common condition managed in the emergency department (ED), with a wide range of morbidity and mortality. Patients are classically admitted for treatment and monitoring of anticoagulation. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the controversy concerning outpatient therapy for patients with acute PE and investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of outpatient management. DISCUSSION: Patients with venous thromboembolism have historically been admitted for treatment and monitoring for concern of worsening disease or side effects of anticoagulation (bleeding)...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997739/is-oxygen-saturation-variable-of-simplified-pulmonary-embolism-severity-index-reliable-for-identification-of-patients-suitable-for-outpatient-treatment
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Serhat Erol, Aslıhan Gürün Kaya, Fatma Arslan Ciftçi, Aydın Çiledağ, Elif Şen, Akın Kaya, Gökhan Çelik, İsmail Savaş
INTRODUCTION: The pulmonary embolism severity index (PESI) or simplified version (sPESI) are widely validated risk scores for the identification of eligible patients for outpatient treatment. Saturation is one of these criteria. For this metric, saturation of 90% or greater is assigned zero points. However, 90% saturation does not always exclude hypoxemic respiratory failure. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were first was to define corresponding partial arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2 ) values according to saturation in pulmonary embolism (PE) patients, and the second was to define a target saturation that can exclude hypoxemic respiratory failure and enable secure discharge of PE patients from emergency departments...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939428/perceived-exertion-is-as-effective-as-the-perceptual-strain-index-in-predicting-physiological-strain-when-wearing-personal-protective-clothing
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David N Borg, Joseph T Costello, Aaron J Bach, Ian B Stewart
OBJECTIVE: The perceptual strain index (PeSI) has been shown to overcome the limitations associated with the assessment of the physiological strain index (PSI), primarily the need to obtain a core body temperature measurement. The PeSI uses the subjective scales of thermal sensation and perceived exertion (RPE) to provide surrogate measures of core temperature and heart rate, respectively. Unfortunately, thermal sensation has shown large variability in providing an estimation of core body temperature...
February 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890156/physiological-and-perceptual-effects-of-a-cooling-garment-during-simulated-industrial-work-in-the-heat
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Cory L Butts, Cody R Smith, Matthew S Ganio, Brendon P McDermott
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate physiological and perceptual responses using a phase change cooling (PCC) garment during simulated work in the heat. METHODS: Twenty males wearing compression undergarments, coverall suit, gloves, and hard-hat, completed two randomly assigned trials (with PCC inserts or control, CON) of simulated industrial tasks in the heat (34.2 ± 0.05 °C, 54.7 ± 0.3%RH). Trials consisted of two 20 min work bouts, a maximum performance bout, and 10 min of recovery...
March 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791486/perception-or-reality-can-thermal-perceptions-inform-management-of-firefighters-in-the-heat
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Anthony Walker, Ben Rattray, Matt Brearley
Accurately assessing the physiological status of firefighters during work in the heat is critical to ensuring their safety. Evaluating core temperatures (Tc) in the field is problematic due to cost and limitations in technology and accuracy. As such, fire services rely on individual perceptions of wellbeing. The present study aimed to establish whether perceptual responses measured using the perceptual strain index (PeSI), calculated from rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and thermal sensation (TS), could reliably predict the physiological strain (PSI) encountered by experienced firefighters working in a hot environment...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764729/risk-stratifying-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-does-the-simplified-pulmonary-embolism-severity-index-perform-as-well-as-the-original
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David R Vinson, Dustin W Ballard, Dustin G Mark, Jie Huang, Mary E Reed, Adina S Rauchwerger, David H Wang, James S Lin, Mamata V Kene, Tamara S Pleshakov, Dana K Sax, Jordan M Sax, D Ian McLachlan, Cyrus K Yamin, Clifford J Swap, Hilary R Iskin, Ridhima Vemula, Bethany S Fleming, Andrew R Elms, Drahomir Aujesky
INTRODUCTION: The Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) is a validated prognostic score to estimate the 30-day mortality of emergency department (ED) patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). A simplified version (sPESI) was derived but has not been as well studied in the U.S. We sought to validate both indices in a community hospital setting in the U.S. and compare their performance in predicting 30-day all-cause mortality and classification of cases into low-risk and higher-risk categories...
December 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760781/biomarkers-for-clinical-decision-making-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
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REVIEW
Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with high all-cause and PE-related mortality and requires individualized management. After confirmation of PE, a refined risk stratification is particularly warranted among normotensive patients. Previous prognostic models favored combinations of echocardiography or computed tomography suggestive of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction together with biomarkers of RV dysfunction (natriuretic peptides) or myocardial injury (cardiac troponins) to identify candidates for thrombolysis or embolectomy...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693164/-outpatient-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-diagnosed-in-emergency-services
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E Dubie, G Pouzet, E Bohyn, C Meunier, A Wuyts, S Chateigner Coelsch, P Lesage, C Morvan, L Belle, G Vanzetto
In the emergency department, the management of patients with pulmonary embolism depends on the early mortality risk. Outpatient care is possible in low-risk patients. We present the existing scores and the strategy proposed by the North Alps Emergency Network, which uses the simplified PESI score (Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index) to select those low-risk patients, candidates for early discharge.
November 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666953/role-of-work-uniform-in-alleviating-perceptual-strain-among-construction-workers
#12
Yang Yang, Albert Ping-Chuen Chan
This study aims to examine the benefits of wearing a new construction work uniform in real-work settings. A field experiment with a randomized assignment of an intervention group to a newly designed uniform and a control group to a commercially available trade uniform was executed. A total of 568 sets of physical, physiological, perceptual, and microclimatological data were obtained. A linear mixed-effects model (LMM) was built to examine the cause-effect relationship between the Perceptual Strain Index (PeSI) and heat stressors including wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT), estimated workload (relative heart rate), exposure time, trade, workplace, and clothing type...
September 22, 2016: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652375/optimizing-clinical-decision-support-in-the-electronic-health-record-clinical-characteristics-associated-with-the-use-of-a-decision-tool-for-disposition-of-ed-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
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Dustin W Ballard, Ridhima Vemula, Uli K Chettipally, Mamata V Kene, Dustin G Mark, Andrew K Elms, James S Lin, Mary E Reed, Jie Huang, Adina S Rauchwerger, David R Vinson
OBJECTIVE: Adoption of clinical decision support (CDS) tools by clinicians is often limited by workflow barriers. We sought to assess characteristics associated with clinician use of an electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support system (CDSS). METHODS: In a prospective study on emergency department (ED) activation of a CDSS tool across 14 hospitals between 9/1/14 to 4/30/15, the CDSS was deployed at 10 active sites with an on-site champion, education sessions, iterative feedback, and up to 3 gift cards/clinician as an incentive...
September 21, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620305/symptomatology-clinical-presentation-and-basic-work-up-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#14
Poul Henning Madsen, Søren Hess
Basic knowledge of pulmonary embolism is relevant to most practicing physicians. Many medical specialties care for patients with increased risk of pulmonary embolism, why recognition of relevant symptoms, a thorough medical history, assessment of the clinical condition of the patient and possibly referral to a relevant facility should be a part of the skills of all clinicians. Sudden onset dyspnea, chest pain, syncope and hemoptysis are essential symptoms of pulmonary embolism, and in most of these patients basic investigations like arterial blood gas analysis, electrocardiogram, chest x-ray and biochemical analyses are appropriate...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614370/the-prognostic-importance-of-thiol-disulfide-homeostasis-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Mustafa Topuz, Mehmet Kaplan, Oguz Akkus, Omer Sen, Hatem Dilek Yunsel, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ozcan Erel, Mevlut Koc, Mustafa Gur
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of thiol/disulfide homeostasis in acute pulmonary embolism (APE) and investigate its compliance to show hospital mortality of patients with APE. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 173 participants including 113 patients with APE, and 60 healthy individuals were included in the study. APE group was categorized into two subgroups according to Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) clinic risk score (PESI low group [n=71, class 1-3] and PESI high group [n=42, class 4-5])...
December 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601577/horizontal-transfer-of-the-salmonella-enterica-serovar-infantis-resistance-and-virulence-plasmid-pesi-to-the-gut-microbiota-of-warm-blooded-hosts
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Gili Aviv, Galia Rahav, Ohad Gal-Mor
UNLABELLED: Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis is one of the prevalent salmonellae worldwide. Recently, we showed that the emergence of S Infantis in Israel was facilitated by the acquisition of a unique megaplasmid (pESI) conferring multidrug resistance and increased virulence phenotypes. Here we elucidate the ecology, transmission properties, and regulation of pESI. We show that despite its large size (~280 kb), pESI does not impose a significant metabolic burden in vitro and that it has been recently fixed in the domestic S Infantis population...
2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591768/ct-pulmonary-angiography-based-scoring-system-to-predict-the-prognosis-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Kanako K Kumamaru, Sachin S Saboo, Ayaz Aghayev, Phoebe Cai, Carlos Gonzalez Quesada, Elizabeth George, Zoha Hussain, Tianrun Cai, Frank J Rybicki
BACKGROUND: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive risk-scoring system based on CT findings for predicting 30-day mortality after acute pulmonary embolism (PE), and to compare it with PE Severity Index (PESI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included consecutive 1698 CT pulmonary angiograms (CTPA) positive for acute PE performed at a single institution (2003-2010). Two radiologists independently assessed each study regarding clinically relevant findings and then performed adjudication...
November 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391003/prognostic-value-of-the-simplified-pesi-score-in-comparison-with-the-2014-esc-risk-model-in-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Mihaela Cordeanu, Sébastien Gaertner, Alix Faller, Corina Mirea, Isabelle Le Ray, Dominique Stephan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27306263/high-sensitivity-troponin-and-right-ventricular-function-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#19
Gustavo Daquarti, Nicolás March Vecchio, Cecilia Soledad Mitrione, Juan Furmento, María Clara Ametrano, María Paz Dominguez Pace, Juan Pablo Costabel
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction has proved to be an important predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is one of the parameters that have been validated as predictor of outcomes. The aim of our study was to evaluate the performance (sensitivity and specificity) of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) to predict RV dysfunction defined as TAPSE <16 mm. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis of 40 patients prospectively included...
August 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27298111/safer-intestinal-invagination-for-a-solid-pancreatico-jejunal-anastomosis-in-presence-of-a-soft-texture-pancreatic-remnant-and-non-dilated-duct
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Francesco Giudici, Benedetta Pesi, Daniela Zambonin, Stefano Scaringi, Paolo Bechi, Giacomo Batignani
Pancreatico-jejunal anastomosis after pancreatoduodenectomy still represents the Achilles' heel of the procedure: the failure of this anastomosis is relatively common and it is the main cause of post-operative morbidity and mortality. Studies have described different reconstruction strategies for the control of the development of post-operative pancreatic fistula, but the strategy to obtain a safer pancreatico-jejunal anastomosis is still far from satisfaction. We report a novel variation of the invagination technique based on preliminary clinical experience in 8 patients who underwent pancreatico-jejunal anastomosis after pancreatoduodenectomy in our hepatobiliopancreatic center from 2008 to 2014...
June 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
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