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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330009/the-almanach-project-preliminary-results-and-potentiality-from-afghanistan
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A Bernasconi, F Crabbé, R Rossi, I Qani, A Vanobberghen, M Raab, S Du Mortier
INTRODUCTION: ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets. ALMANACH enhances its concept, it integrates well into health staff's daily consultation work and facilitates diagnosis and treatment. ALMANACH informs when to refer a child or to perform a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), recommends the right treatment dosage and synchronizes collected data real time with a Health Management Information System (DHIS2) for epidemiological evaluation and decision making...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327534/gastric-angioinvasive-mucormycosis-in-immunocompetent-adult-a-rare-occurrence
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Mukesh Nasa, Zubin Sharma, Lipika Lipi, Randhir Sud
Mucormycosis is a rare, opportunistic fungal infection that occurs almost exclusively in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with diabetes mellitus, leukemia, lymphoma, renal disease, septicemia, burns, malnutrition, and following long-term treatment with steroids and antibiotics. Based on the clinical presentation and involvement, mucormycosis is classified as six major forms, namely, rhinocerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous, gastrointestinal (GI), disseminated and miscellaneous, with rhinocerebral and pulmonary being the common forms...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326294/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-southern-china-retrospective-analysis-of-hospitalised-patients-from-14-provinces-in-the-area-south-of-the-huaihe-river
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Shuping Liu, Zheman Xiao, Min Lou, Fang Ji, Bei Shao, Hongyuan Dai, Can Luo, Bo Hu, Ruiling Zhou, Zhangyu Zou, Jing Li, Xiaoyi Li, Jun Xu, Fan Hu, Chao Qin, Lian Wang, Tao Liu, Runtao Bai, Yangmei Chen, Haiyan Lv, Ruxu Zhang, Xiaoming Wang, Yunfu Wang, Shanling Ren, Xiaoming He, Zhenwei Jiang, Huiwen Wu, Donghui Yu, Wenqiong Yang, Wenjing Luo, Daokai Gong, Bin Chen, Yin Liu, Jiajia Yao, Yujie Yang, Jingxia Guan, Mingzhen Zhu, Xiujuan Fu, Genshan Gao, Hong Zhang, Man Ding, Shanghua Fan, Qian Cao, Jingyi Lu, Zuneng Lu
OBJECTIVES: The clinical and epidemiological profiles of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in southern China have yet to be fully recognised. We aimed to investigate the subtypes of GBS in southern China, compare the clinical features of demyelinating form with that of axonal form and test whether preceding infections and age have influence on the clinical phenotype, disease course and severity of GBS. METHODS: Medical records of patients with a diagnosis of GBS admitted to 31 tertiary hospitals, located in 14 provinces in southern China, from 1 January 2013 to 30 September 2016, were collected and retrospectively reviewed...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321041/effects-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-adult-icu-patients-receiving-renal-replacement-therapy-sup-icu-renal-siren-study-protocol-for-a-pre-planned-observational-study
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Joerg C Schefold, Anders Perner, Theis Lange, Jørn Wetterslev, Matt P Wise, Mark Borthwick, Stepani Bendel, Frederik Keus, Anne Berit Guttormsen, Søren Marker, Mette Krag, Morten Hylander Møller
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors are often used in critically ill patients to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding despite limited evidence for benefit. Patients with acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) are at high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding as (pre-)uremia induces coagulopathy through effects on platelets and coagulation cascades. No high-quality randomized clinical trials have previously assessed the benefits and harms of prophylactic proton pump inhibitor use in this high-risk population of adult critically ill patients...
January 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316937/estimate-of-incidence-and-cost-of-recreational-waterborne-illness-on-united-states-surface-waters
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Stephanie DeFlorio-Barker, Coady Wing, Rachael M Jones, Samuel Dorevitch
BACKGROUND: Activities such as swimming, paddling, motor-boating, and fishing are relatively common on US surface waters. Water recreators have a higher rate of acute gastrointestinal illness, along with other illnesses including respiratory, ear, eye, and skin symptoms, compared to non-water recreators. The quantity and costs of such illnesses are unknown on a national scale. METHODS: Recreational waterborne illness incidence and severity were estimated using data from prospective cohort studies of water recreation, reports of recreational waterborne disease outbreaks, and national water recreation statistics...
January 9, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303209/point-of-care-gastrointestinal-and-urinary-tract-sonography-in-daily-evaluation-of-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-in-critically-ill-patients-guts-protocol
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Angel Augusto Perez-Calatayud, Raul Carrillo-Esper, Eduardo Daniel Anica-Malagon, Jesus Carlos Briones-Garduño, Emilio Arch-Tirado, Robert Wise, Manu L N G Malbrain
PURPOSE: There is currently a lack of universally accepted criteria for gastrointestinal (GI) failure or dysfunction in critical care. Also, the clinical assessment of intestinal function is notoriously difficult and thus often goes unrecognized, contributing to poor outcomes. A recent grading system has been proposed to define acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) in conjunction with other organ function scores (e.g., SOFA). Ultrasonography has become widely accepted as a diagnostic tool for GI problems and pathology...
January 5, 2018: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300761/investigation-of-prevalence-of-free-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-specific-bacteriophages-and-its-correlation-with-stec-bacterial-hosts-in-a-produce-growing-area-in-salinas-california
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Yen-Te Liao, Irwin A Quintela, Kimberly Nguyen, Alexandra Salvador, Michael B Cooley, Vivian C H Wu
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) causes approximately 265,000 illnesses and 3,600 hospitalizations annually and is highly associated with animal contamination due to the natural reservoir of ruminant gastrointestinal tracts. Free STEC-specific bacteriophages against STEC strains are also commonly isolated from fecal-contaminated environment. Previous studies have evaluated the correlation between the prevalence of STEC-specific bacteriophages and STEC strains to improve animal-associated environment. However, the similar information regarding free STEC-specific bacteriophages prevalence in produce growing area is lacking...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300318/self-medication-practice-and-associated-factors-among-residents-in-wuhan-china
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Xiaosheng Lei, Heng Jiang, Chaojie Liu, Adamm Ferrier, Janette Mugavin
BACKGROUND: This study aims to examine the prevalence and predictors associated with self-medication, and related consequences in Wuhan, China. METHODS: Two-hundred-sixty residents were interviewed from randomly selected four districts of Wuhan, China. A modified version of Anderson's health behavioral model was used in the survey to collect information of self-medication behavior. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were used to measure correlates of the prevalence of self-medication...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297106/idalopirdine-a-selective-5-ht6-receptor-antagonist-reduces-food-intake-and-body-weight-in-a-model-of-excessive-eating
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Magdalena Kotańska, Klaudia Lustyk, Adam Bucki, Monika Marcinkowska, Joanna Śniecikowska, Marcin Kołaczkowski
Obesity, from early childhood onwards, is a common societal problem. The overconsumption of sweet, salty and high-fat products are the main factors that cause excessive weight gain. It is therefore necessary to search for new drugs that affect satiety centers and reduce the sense of hunger and caloric intake. It has been suggested that the blockade of 5-HT6 receptors may reduce food intake, and since idalopirdine is a clinically tested, selective 5HT6 receptor antagonist, it was chosen to be examined in animal models of obesity...
January 3, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288522/survey-of-rotavirus-associated-severe-complications-in-aichi-prefecture
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Fumihiko Hattori, Yoshiki Kawamura, Jun-Ichi Kawada, Seiji Kojima, Jun Natsume, Koichi Ito, Shinji Saito, Yoshiro Kitagawa, Akihisa Okumura, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus can rarely cause severe complications such as encephalopathy/encephalitis, myocarditis, sudden unexpected death, urinary stone, and gastrointestinal bleeding; indeed incidence of these severe complications remains unclear. Additionally, it has not been determined whether rotavirus vaccine could reduce the cases with the severe complications or not. METHOD: A two-part questionnaire was designed to determine the number and clinical features of the cases with the severe complications between September 1st 2008 and August 31st 2015 including the observation periods before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction in Aichi prefecture...
December 29, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279695/undiagnosed-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-multiple-brain-metastases
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Vincent Grzywacz, Ernie Balcueva
Brain metastases from gastrointestinal malignancies are exceedingly rare occurrences that carry a very poor prognosis. This holds especially true in cases where brain metastases from esophageal primaries are the initial presentation of a previously unidentified gastrointestinal malignancy. Our patient, a 60-year-old male with a past history of a right temporal teratoma, family history of breast cancer, and no smoking history, presented with a chief complaint of recurrent headaches. His history of present illness and physical examination included a two-month history of frontal headache, progressive fatigue, and unintentional weight loss...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279597/severe-asymptomatic-hypophosphataemia-in-a-child-with-t-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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N H Zakaria, P Sthaneshwar, H Shanmugam
Hypophosphataemia is a metabolic disorder that is commonly encountered in critically ill patients. Phosphate has many roles in physiological functions, thus the depletion of serum phosphate could lead to impairment in multiple organ systems, which include the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and muscular systems and haematological and metabolic functions. Hypophosphataemia is defined as plasma phosphate level below 0.80 mmol per litre (mmol/L) and can be further divided into subgroups of mild (plasma phosphate of 0...
December 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274643/increased-efficacy-and-safety-of-enteral-nutrition-support-with-a-protocol-asnet-in-noncritical-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Luis Alfonso Ortíz-Reyes, Lilia Castillo-Martínez, Arianne Itzel Lupián-Angulo, Daniel Dante Yeh, Héctor Isaac Rocha-González, Aurora Elizabeth Serralde-Zúñiga
BACKGROUND: Unintentional underfeeding is common in patients receiving enteral nutrition (EN), and is associated with increased risk of malnutrition complications. Protocols for EN in critically ill patients have been shown to enhance adequacy, resulting in better clinical outcomes; however, outside of intensive care unit (ICU) settings, the influence of a protocol for EN is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of implementing an EN protocol in a noncritical setting...
January 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262383/erratum-sanitary-sewer-overflows-and-emergency-room-visits-for-gastrointestinal-illness-analysis-of-massachusetts-data-2006-2007
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Jyotsna S Jagai, Stephanie DeFlorio-Barker, Cynthia J Lin, Elizabeth D Hilborn, Timothy J Wade
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1289/EHP2048.].
December 19, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260889/doctor-patient-relationship-and-quality-of-life-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-an-exploratory-study-of-the-potential-mediating-role-of-illness-perceptions-and-acceptance
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Katrin Hulme, Joseph Chilcot, Michael A Smith
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterised by unpredictable bowel symptoms. These can be difficult to manage, consequently impacting quality of life (QoL). In addition, a strained doctor-patient relationship is independently reported in the qualitative literature. Given the doctor is often the first port of call for people with IBS, a difficult relationship may influence subsequent IBS management. Research suggests illness perceptions are important in determining IBS outcomes in therapy; however, their association with doctor-patient relationship and QoL is yet to be investigated...
December 20, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259822/efficacy-of-a-bovine-colostrum-and-egg-based-intervention-in-acute-childhood-diarrhoea-in-guatemala-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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James T Gaensbauer, Mario A Melgar, Diva M Calvimontes, Molly M Lamb, Edwin J Asturias, Ingrid L Contreras-Roldan, Samuel R Dominguez, Christine C Robinson, Stephen Berman
Background: Treatments for paediatric diarrhoeal disease are limited. We assessed the impact of a bovine colostrum and egg-based treatment designed to reduce diarrhoea duration through non-specific and pathogen-directed mechanisms in children. Methods: Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of PTM202, derived from bovine colostrum and hyperimmune hen's egg on the duration of acute diarrhoeal disease in Guatemalan children. PTM202 contains specific immunoglobulins that target rotavirus, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Shiga toxin-producing E...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246029/the-role-of-microbiota-in-the-pathogenesis-of-schizophrenia-and-major-depressive-disorder-and-the-possibility-of-targeting-microbiota-as-a-treatment-option
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REVIEW
Fengli Lv, Suling Chen, Lina Wang, Ronghuan Jiang, Hongjun Tian, Jie Li, Yudong Yao, Chuanjun Zhuo
The importance of interactions between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract has been increasingly recognized in recent years. It has been proposed that dysregulation and abnormalities in the brain-gut axis contribute to the etiology of a variety of central nervous system disorders. Particularly, dysbiosis, or impaired microbiota, has been implicated in multiple neurological and psychological disorders. The present paper reviews current evidence and theories concerning the possible mechanisms by which microbiota dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245287/an-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-in-the-transplanted-liver-displaying-quick-wash-in-and-wash-out-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-case-report
#18
Jing Shang, Yun-Yue Wang, Ying Dang, Xin-Juan Zhang, Yan Song, Li-Tao Ruan
RATIONALE: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm, and its presence in a grafted liver is exceedingly rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a half-month history of intermittent melena. She had undergone deceased-donor liver transplantation (LT) for hepatitis B virus related liver cirrhosis without hepatocellular carcinoma 5 months previously. DIAGNOSIS: Laboratory examination showed impaired liver and renal functions and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, but tumor markers within normal ranges...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245235/impact-and-outcomes-of-nutritional-support-team-intervention-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-disease-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Yong Eun Park, Soo Jung Park, Yehyun Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim
Nutritional support has become an important intervention for critically ill patients. Many studies have reported on the effects of nutritional support for the patients within the intensive care unit (ICU); however, no studies have specifically assessed patients with gastrointestinal diseases who may have difficulty absorbing enteral nutrition (EN) in the ICU.Sixty-two patients with gastrointestinal disease were admitted to the ICU between August 2014 and August 2016 at a single tertiary university hospital...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240627/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-bridges-inoperable-patients-to-definitive-cardiac-operation
#20
Nikola Dobrilovic, Omar Lateef, Lauren Michalak, Maja Delibasic, Jaishankar Raman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) offers an opportunity for patient recovery through complete cardiopulmonary support but is associated with complications that limit duration and overall utility. We examine the role of ECMO as a potential bridge to high-risk cardiac surgery in otherwise inoperable cases. This study reports a retrospective, multi-institution experience examining all patients for whom ECMO was used preoperatively as a bridge to definitive cardiac surgery without exception. A consecutive patient database (December 2011 through August 2017) was utilized...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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