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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798852/flow-reproducibility-of-whole-blood-and-other-bodily-fluids-in-simplified-no-reaction-lateral-flow-assay-devices
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H Li, D Han, M A Hegener, G M Pauletti, A J Steckl
The "no reaction" lateral flow assay (nrLFA) uses a simplified LFA structure with no conjugate pad and no stored reagents. In the nrLFA, the capillary-based transport time or distance is the key indicator, rather than the outcome of a biochemical reaction. Hence, the calibration and reproducibility of the nrLFA device are critical. The capillary flow properties of several membrane types (nitrocellulose, nylon, cellulose acetate, polyethersulfone, and polyvinylidene difluoride) are evaluated. Flow rate evaluations of MilliporeSigma Hi-Flow™ Plus (HF075, HF135 and HF180) nitrocellulose membranes on nrLFA are performed using bodily fluids (whole blood, blood plasma, and artificial sweat)...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795615/international-survey-on-the-perioperative-management-of-pulmonary-endarterectomy-the-perfusion-perspective
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Roger D P Stanzel, Johannes Gehron, Matthias Wolff, Natalie Striegl, Peter Roth, Rolf-Hasso Boedeker, Christine Scheibelhut, Johannes Herrmann, Ingeborg Welters, Eckhard Mayer, Matthias Scheffler
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the most effective treatment available for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Patient selection, surgical technique and perioperative management have improved patient outcomes, which are traditionally linked to surgical and center experience. However, optimal perfusion care has not been well defined. The goal of the international survey was to better characterize the contemporary perfusion management of PEA and highlight similarities and controversies...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760109/bariatric-surgery-in-adolescents-is-routine-nutrient-supplementation-sufficient-to-avoid-anemia-following-bariatric-surgery
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Hanna R Goldberg, Vivian L Chin, Jeffrey L Zitsman, Chengchen Zhang, Kristen M Williams, Sharon Oberfield, Ilene Fennoy
BACKGROUND: Anemia following bariatric surgery is a known complication. To prevent nutrient deficiencies, adolescents require multivitamin/mineral supplementation following bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate if routine multivitamin/mineral supplementation is sufficient to prevent anemia in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly sleeve gastrectomy (SG), a procedure that may induce nutrient malabsorption. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of pediatric patients who underwent SG (34 patients) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) (141 patients) (January 2006 through December 2013)...
August 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737569/elevated-hemoglobin-level-is-associated-with-advanced-fibrosis-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Valentina Giorgio, Antonella Mosca, Arianna Alterio, Anna Alisi, Antonio Grieco, Valerio Nobili, Luca Miele
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) have been reported to be a risk marker of metabolic syndrome and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). No study exists on pediatric populations. We aimed to determine the association between hematological parameters, and the severity of disease in children with biopsy-proven NAFLD. METHODS: A total of 117 children (85 boys, mean age 12 years) with ultrasound evidence of NAFLD undergoing liver biopsy for diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), were prospectively enrolled between January 2011 and May 2013 in the setting of a tertiary care center...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731404/jackson-pratt-drainage-in-pediatric-craniofacial-reconstructive-surgery-is-it-helping-or-hurting
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Kumar Vasudevan, Ahyuda Oh, R Shane Tubbs, David Garcia, Andrew Reisner, Joshua J Chern
OBJECTIVE Jackson-Pratt drains (JPDs) are commonly employed in pediatric craniofacial reconstructive surgery (CRFS) to reduce postoperative wound complications, but their risk profile remains unknown. Perioperative blood loss and volume shifts are major risks of CFRS. The goal of this study was to evaluate the risks of JPD usage in CFRS, particularly with regard to perioperative blood loss, hyponatremia, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, and postoperative wound complications. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of data obtained in pediatric patients who underwent CFRS at a single institution, as performed by multiple surgeons between January 2010 and December 2014...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729928/the-assessment-of-laboratory-parameters-in-children-with-fever-and-febrile-seizures
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Krystyna Gontko-Romanowska, Zbigniew Żaba, Paweł Panieński, Barbara Steinborn, Michał Szemień, Magdalena Łukasik-Głębocka, Krystian Ratajczak, Jacek Górny
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the research paper was to assess selected laboratory results in children with fever without seizures and febrile seizure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The paper presents an analysis of a group of 306 children aged 6 months - 5 years who were admitted with diagnosed fever without seizures and febrile seizures in Specialized Health Care Centre for Mother and Child in Poznan between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2009. Out of the diagnostics procedures performed in children the following ones were taken into consideration: BCC and CRP...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700522/dried-blood-spot-sampling-for-tacrolimus-and-mycophenolic-acid-in-children-analytical-and-clinical-validation
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Lisa C Martial, Karin E J Hoogtanders, Michiel F Schreuder, Elisabeth A Cornelissen, Jac van der Heijden, Manuela A Joore, Erik M Van Maarseveen, David M Burger, Sander Croes, Roger J M Brüggemann, Rob E Aarnoutse
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus and mycophenolic acid (MPA) are the backbone of immunosuppressive therapy after pediatric kidney transplantation. Dosing of these drugs is individualized by therapeutic drug monitoring. Dried blood spot (DBS) sampling may prove beneficial over conventional venous sampling. We aimed to develop and clinically validate a DBS method for tacrolimus and MPA in children. METHODS: A joint DBS liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry assay for tacrolimus and MPA was developed...
August 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696879/outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-primary-fontan-operation-beyond-first-decade-of-life
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Sachin Talwar, Sukhjeet Singh, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Kulwant Singh Kapoor, Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Shyam Sunder Kothari, Anita Saxena, Rajnish Juneja, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVES: Studies on older patients undergoing primary Fontan operation (FO) are limited, with conflicting results. We review our experience with these patients beyond the first decade of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2014, a total of 105 patients ≥10 years of age (mean 15.6 ± 4.9, range 10-31, median 15 years) underwent primary FO without a prior bidirectional superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (Bidirectional Glenn [BDG]). Mean preoperative New York Heart Association (NYHA) class was 2...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695382/point-of-care-coagulation-monitoring-first-clinical-experience-using-a-paper-based-lateral-flow-diagnostic%C3%A2-device
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Michael A Hegener, Hua Li, Daewoo Han, Andrew J Steckl, Giovanni M Pauletti
Vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin are the most widely used class of oral anticoagulants. Due to a narrow therapeutic window, patients on warfarin require regular monitoring. Self-testing using point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices is available, but cost makes this monitoring method beyond reach for many. The main objective of this research was to assess the clinical utility of a low-cost, paper-based lateral flow POC diagnostic device developed for anticoagulation monitoring without the need for a separate electronic reader...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669237/nutritional-anemia-predominant-form-of-anemia-in-educated-young-thai-women
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Sirikalaya Brimson, Yaneenart Suwanwong, James M Brimson
OBJECTIVE: Anaemia is one of the most common health problems worldwide, with a high prevalence in Africa and South East Asia, including Thailand. Thai women of childbearing age have an increased risk of anaemia due to several factors including underlying health problems, lifestyles and poor diet. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of anaemia among female students of Chulalongkorn University (aged 18-22) and categorized causes of the anaemia. DESIGN: 400 Thai female student-volunteers, without known underlying diseases were subjected to blood tests; complete blood count, Haemoglobin typing and serum ferritin level...
July 1, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665857/open-craniosynostosis-surgery-effect-of-early-intraoperative-blood-transfusion-on-postoperative-course
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Nicole M Kurnik, Ruth Bristol, Celia Maneri, Raj Singhal, Davinder J Singh
Correction of craniosynostosis can result in blood loss when the patient already has physiologic anemia. The aim of this study was to determine whether patients benefit from early blood transfusion and whether the timing of blood transfusion affects metabolic disturbances and the postoperative course. In this retrospective review, 71 patients who underwent open calvarial vault remodeling for correction of craniosynostosis were separated into 2 groups according to whether they received blood transfusions early (within the first 30 minutes of surgery) or later (after the first 30 minutes of surgery)...
July 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651516/correction-direct-cerebral-perfusion-and-cooling-in-experimental-cardiac-arrest-crit-care-resusc-2016-18-255-60
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Rinaldo Bellomo, Bruno Marino, Peter Angelopoulos, Scott Carson, Glenn Eastwood, Junko Kosaka, Naoya Iguchi, Andrew Hilton, Clive May
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June 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650410/identification-of-risk-factors-in-lymphatic-surgeries-for-melanoma-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-review
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Mona Ascha, Mustafa S Ascha, Brian Gastman
INTRODUCTION: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and lymphadenectomy (LAD) are commonly performed in the staging and care of patients with malignant melanoma. These procedures are accompanied by complications that may result in hospital readmission, negatively affecting patient outcomes and potentially affecting surgical procedure reimbursement. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database offers a large data set allowing physicians to evaluate 30-day readmission for surgical complications...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639730/evaluation-of-thoracic-radiographs-as-a-screening-test-for-dogs-and-cats-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-veterinary-hospital-for-noncardiopulmonary-disease
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Christine L Keyserling, Yekaterina Buriko, Bridget M Lyons, Kenneth J Drobatz, Anthony J Fischetti
Thoracic radiographs are used as a screening tool for dogs and cats with a variety of disorders that have no clinical signs associated with thoracic structures. However, this practice has never been supported by an evidence-based study. The objective of this retrospective observational study was to determine if certain canine and feline populations have a higher proportion of radiographic abnormalities, and whether any of these abnormalities are associated with patient hospitalization and outcome. Patients were excluded if current or previous examinations revealed evidence of primary respiratory or cardiac disease, malignant neoplasia, or an abnormal breathing pattern consistent with pulmonary pathology...
June 22, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638156/goal-directed-perfusion-methodology-for-determining-oxygenator-performance-during-clinical-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Alfred H Stammers, Randi Miller, Stephen G Francis, Laszlo Fuzesi, Anthony Nostro, Eric Tesdahl
New generation oxygenators incorporate arterial line filtration either sequential to, or directly in, the gas exchange module. This unique design may affect gas exchange performance by altering the operational characteristics of the device. The present study was designed to evaluate three oxygenators in a clinical setting using a goal-directed perfusion algorithm during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). After institutional review board approval, 60 adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery for acquired heart disease were matched for disease state and body size into three groups based on oxygenator type: Terumo SX18(™) (n = 20), Terumo FX15(™) (n = 20), and LivaNova Inspire6F(™) 6 Dual (n = 20)...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630012/assessing-passeriformes-health-in-south-texas-via-select-venous-analytes
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J Pistone, J J Heatley, T A Campbell, G Voelker
The handheld point of care analyzer is a quick and feasible option to obtain hematology data from individuals. The iSTAT-1® was used to evaluate select venous blood analytes obtained via jugular venipuncture from 238 passerine birds from South Texas. These data were used to assess the health of birds in the area while taking into consideration life history (migratory or sedentary), locale, seasonality, sex, and age. We attributed increased values of pO2 and hematocrit, in addition to hemoglobin and glucose concentrations of migratory birds compared to sedentary birds as the increased need of oxygen carrying capacity and energy for long duration flights...
August 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625233/-elevation-of-red-cell-distribution-width-during-hospitalization-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Yan Gong, Xianming Long, Jun Jin, Xinjing Yang, Jianhong Fu, Fang Huang, Jian Huang, Qiang Guo, Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of red cell distribution width (RDW) with prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Hospital of Soochow University from January 2011 to December 2016 were enrolled. All clinical data were collected for participants, which mainly included basic data, main underlying disease, site of infection, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II(APACHE II) score, blood routine test, biochemical test, blood gas analysis, coagulation index, procalcitonin (PCT), hospitalization days, and 28-day and 90-day mortality...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618765/the-influence-of-intraabdominal-pressure-on-the-mortality-rate-of-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Petar Svorcan, Maja Stojanovic, Predrag Stevanovic, Aleksadar Karamarkovic, Radmilo Jankovic, Nebojsa Ladjevic
BACKGROUND/AIM: Intraabdominal hypertension (IAH) is a common clinical finding in patients with acute pancreatitis and is associated with poor prognosis. This study aimed to determine the impact of intraabdominal pressure (IAP) on the mortality rate in patients with acute pancreatitis in an intensive care unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients with acute pancreatitis were included in this prospective cohort study. Based on the obtained values of IAP, the patients were divided into two groups: those with normal IAP (n = 14) and increased IAP (n = 36)...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598047/awareness-and-outcome-of-changing-trends-in-clinical-profile-of-dengue-fever-a-retrospective-analysis-of-dengue-epidemic-from-january-to-december-2014-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Jitendra Singh, Anju Dinkar, Virendra Atam, D Himanshu, Kamlesh Kumar Gupta, Kauser Usman, Ravi Misra
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is caused by mosquito-borne arboviral infection that has become a public health concern globally. Recently, an alarming rise of dengue has also been seen in India. Hence the study was undertaken to know profile of clinical manifestations and laboratory findings during the evolution of dengue fever. METHODS: In this study, retrospective data analysis was done in 216 seropositive dengue patients admitted between January to December 2014 in department of medicine at a north Indian care hospital...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587719/clinical-audits-to-improve-critical-care-part-2-analyse-benchmark-and-feedback
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Gillian Ray-Barruel, Amanda J Ullman, Claire M Rickard, Marie Cooke
Clinical audits are an essential part of the cycle designed to ensure that patients receive the best quality of care. By measuring the care delivered against established best practice standards, it becomes possible to identify shortcomings and to plan targeted strategies and processes for continuous improvement. The success of a clinical audit depends upon defined goals, motivation of stakeholders, appropriate tools and resources, and clear communication. In part 1 of this series, an overview of the structures and processes needed to prepare and collect data for clinical audits in the critical care setting was provided [A...
June 3, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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