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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330016/clinical-impact-of-delayed-catheter-removal-for-patients-with-central-venous-catheter-related-gram-negative-bacteremia
#1
Yu-Mi Lee, Chisook Moon, Young Jin Kim, Hee-Joo Lee, Mi Suk Lee, Ki-Ho Park
BACKGROUND: Gram-negative bacteria are increasingly the cause of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), which show a rapidly rising prevalence of multidrug-resistant strains. We evaluated the impact of delayed central venous catheter (CVC) removal on clinical outcomes in patients with gram-negative CRBSI. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2016, patients with gram-negative bacteremia and CVC placement, from two tertiary care hospitals, were retrospectively included...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329680/correlation-of-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-potential-biomarkers
#2
Seema Singh, S K Verma, Santosh Kumar, M K Ahmad, Anuradha Nischal, S K Singh, R K Dixit
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a non-specific inflammation, which involves the airways, lung parenchyma and pulmonary vessels. The inflammation causes the activation of inflammatory cells and the release of various inflammatory mediators such as interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a). The present study was designed to assess the serum cytokines [Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)] levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and they were correlated with severity of disease by spirometric measurements...
January 9, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329662/a-summation-analysis-of-compliance-and-complications-of-compression-hosiery-for-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease-or-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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Hadyn K N Kankam, Chung S Lim, Francesca Fiorentino, Alun H Davies, Manj S Gohel
OBJECTIVES: Compression stockings are commonly prescribed for patients with a range of venous disorders, but are difficult to don and uncomfortable to wear. This study aimed to investigate compliance and complications of compression stockings in patients with chronic venous disease (CVD) and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). METHODS: A literature search of the following databases was carried out: MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE (via OvidSP, 1974 to present), and CINAHL (via EBSCOhost)...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326812/endovascular-laser-treatment-of-incompetent-saphenous-veins-using-the-1470%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser-and-radial-fiber
#4
Georgios Vourliotakis, Georgios Sahsamanis, Paschalis Evagelidis, Christina Aivatidi
Objectives: To assess the technical success, complications, and patients' quality of life (QoL) after treatment of chronic venous disease (CVD) using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser. Methods: A total of 170 patients with chronic venous disease, classified as C2 to C4 according to CEAP classification, were treated for incompetent greater (GSV) and small (SSV) saphenous veins, using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser and application of tumescent anesthesia. Additional phlebectomies were performed through stab microincisions, while 11 patients further underwent sclerotherapy intraoperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324515/acute-cor-pulmonale-in-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-three-case-reports
#5
Erik R Dong, David G Ng, Danny Ramzy, Joshua S Chung, Oren Friedman, Alain Combes, Francisco A Arabia, Michael Nurok
A retrospective review of three patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and normal baseline right ventricular function admitted to the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit whom developed acute cor pulmonale while on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. These patients were diagnosed with ARDS using Berlin Criteria definitions and cannulated with a dual lumen (Avalon) cannula. Despite variations in history, presentation, and course, findings of acute cor pulmonale were encountered 4 to 6 weeks after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation...
January 10, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323198/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-brain-mri-ischemic-lesions-in-neurologically-asymtomatic-patients
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Wilma Barcellini, Elisa Scola, Silvia Lanfranconi, Marika Grottaroli, Francesca Binda, Bruno Fattizzo, Anna Zaninoni, Gloria Valcamonica, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Carla Boschetti, Massimiliano Buoli, Carlo Alfredo Altamura, Nereo Bresolin, Fabio Triulzi, Alberto Zanella, Agostino Cortelezzi
This study investigated for the first time brain ischemic involvement in 19 consecutive neurologically asymptomatic PNH patients by non-enhanced cerebral MRI, and by intracranial arterial and venous angio-MRI. Eleven cases (58%, 7 aged <65) showed pathological findings: 9 white matter (WM) abnormalities related to chronic ischemic small vessel disease, 2 a focal abnormality >5 mm, and 5 cases a score >4 by the age-related white matter changes (ARWMC) scale. Compared with age and sex-matched controls (1:2 ratio), patients showed an increased frequency of periventricular WM vascular degeneration (32% versus 5...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322710/etiology-and-outcomes-of-lower-limb-ulcers-in-non-diabetic-patients-an-experience-from-government-hospital-in-western-india
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Yojana Gokhale, Amol Raut, Divya Kunal Lala, Rushabh Kothari, Lalana Kalekar, Amol Kamble
Aim: To study the Etiology and Outcomes of Lower Extremity Ulcer in Non- Diabetic Patients. Method: A total number of 40 patients were collected from Rheumatology services (Department of Medicine), Venous Clinic (Department of Surgery) and Dermatology Clinic (Department of Dermatology) of a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai over a period of 48 months from January 2013 to December 2016. The study included serial recruitment of lower limb ulcer fulfilling inclusion criteria...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318219/extending-metformin-use-in-diabetic-kidney-disease-a-pharmacokinetic-study%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-stage-4-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ajith Munasinghe Dissanayake, Mark Christopher Wheldon, Jafar Ahmed, Christopher John Hood
Introduction: Metformin use in advanced chronic kidney disease is controversial. This study sought to examine the pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of low-dose metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes and stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Methods: In this open-label, phase I trial, 3 consecutive cohorts (1, 2, and 3) of 6 patients each were recruited to receive 250-, 500-, or 1000-mg once-daily doses of metformin, respectively. All patients underwent a first-dose pharmacokinetic profile and weekly trough metformin concentrations for the duration of 4 weeks of daily therapy...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317911/a-quality-assurance-investigation-of-clabsi-events-are-there-exceptions-to-never
#9
Samantha Strickler, Rohit R Gupta, John T Doucette, Roopa Kohli-Seth
Background: In the USA, central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) have been designated as 'never events', prompting initiatives towards a 'zero CLABSIs' standard. We propose that there are cascading risk factors predisposing certain patient cohorts to higher CLABSIs rates. Methods: A retrospective review of all CLABSI infections over a 12-month period was undertaken. Risk factors examined included catheter type, insertion site and parenteral nutrition (PN) status...
January 2018: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316215/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-inflammation-driven-thrombosis
#10
Georg Obermayer, Taras Afonyushkin, Christoph J Binder
Thrombosis is the defining feature of the most prevalent causes of cardiovascular mortality, such as myocardial infarction, stroke and pulmonary artery embolism. While platelet activation as well as activation of the plasmatic coagulation system are the hallmarks of thrombus formation, inflammatory processes and the cellular responses involved are increasingly recognized as critical modulators of thrombosis. In the context of many chronic inflammatory diseases that are associated with a high thrombotic risk, oxidized lipoproteins represent a prominent sterile trigger of inflammation...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311469/-sex-differences-of-the-inflammatory-mediator-level-at-the-time-of-itch-onset-in-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease
#11
Yasushi Takai, Keiichi Hiramoto, Yoshiyuki Nishimura, Kazuya Ooi
 This study investigated the sex differences of the inflammatory mediator level at the time of itch onset in patients with chronic venous disease (CVD). Twenty-seven CVD patients (nineteen women, eight men) and nine healthy controls (five women, four men) participated. CVD-associated itching was observed in both men and women. Before sclerotherapy, both sexes had elevations in several itch-related mediators. Among these, women had significantly higher tryptase, whereas men had significantly higher β-endorphin and adrenocorticotropic hormone...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304937/an-economic-evaluation-of-the-impact-cost-and-medicare-policy-implications-of-chronic-nonhealing-wounds
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Samuel R Nussbaum, Marissa J Carter, Caroline E Fife, Joan DaVanzo, Randall Haught, Marcia Nusgart, Donna Cartwright
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the cost of chronic wound care for Medicare beneficiaries in aggregate, by wound type and by setting. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of the Medicare 5% Limited Data Set for calendar year 2014 included beneficiaries who experienced episodes of care for one or more of the following: arterial ulcers, chronic ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic infections, pressure ulcers, skin disorders, skin infections, surgical wounds, surgical infections, traumatic wounds, venous ulcers, or venous infections...
January 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303902/rhabdomyolysis-in-a-tertiary-picu-a-10-year-study
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Ben Gelbart, Renata DeMarco, Alexander David Hussey, Siva P Namachivayam, Rosemary McRae, Catherine Quinlan, Trevor Duke
OBJECTIVES: Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder of muscle breakdown. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of rhabdomyolysis in children admitted to a PICU and to assess the relationship between peak creatinine kinase and mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in children admitted to the PICU with rhabdomyolysis between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2014. Demographic, clinical, and outcome data were recorded. Outcomes were analyzed by level of peak creatinine kinase value (0-10,000, 10,001-50,000, > 50,000IU/L)...
January 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301288/use-of-pleuroperitoneal-shunt-in-chylothorax-related-to-central-line-associated-thrombosis-in-sickle-cell-disease
#14
Elizabeth Spiwak, Chad Wiesenauer, Arun Panigrahi, Ashok Raj
Central vein thrombosis as a cause of chylothorax is uncommon, and in a few cases in the literature was related to thrombotic complications of central venous access devices (CVAD). Superior vena cava (SVC) occlusion-induced chylothorax has been described in adult sickle cell disease (SCD) in a setting of chronic indwelling CVAD. There are limited reports on chylothorax induced by central venous thrombosis secondary to chronic CVAD in children with SCD. We describe an 8-year-old male patient, with a history of SCD, maintained on long term erythrocytapheresis for primary prevention of stroke, and whose clinical course was complicated by chylothorax which was successfully treated with a pleuroperitoneal shunt...
January 2, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295790/direct-oral-anticoagulants-an-update
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REVIEW
Ana Isabel Franco Moreno, Rosa María Martín Díaz, María José García Navarro
Vitamin K antagonists were the only choice for chronic oral anticoagulation for more than half a century. Over the past few years, direct oral anticoagulants have emerged, including one direct thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran etexilate) and three factor Xa inhibitors (apixaban, edoxaban and rivaroxaban). In randomised controlled trials comparing direct oral anticoagulants with traditional vitamin K antagonists, the direct oral anticoagulants all showed a favourable benefit-risk balance in their safety and efficacy profile, in prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation and in the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and acute coronary syndrome...
December 30, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290601/the-initial-report-on-1-year-outcomes-of-the-feasibility-study-of-the-veniti-vici-venous-stent-in-symptomatic-iliofemoral-venous-obstruction
#16
Mahmood Razavi, William Marston, Stephen Black, Dana Bentley, Peter Neglén
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a dedicated venous stent (the VICI VENOUS STENT; VENITI, Fremont, Calif) for treatment of symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction. METHODS: Thirty patients (24 female; median age, 43 years) were enrolled in the feasibility phase of an international, multicenter investigational device exemption trial from June 2014 to February 2015. All patients exhibited unilateral venous disease with ≥50% stenosis in the iliofemoral veins...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288961/understanding-the-direction-of-the-relationship-between-white-matter-hyperintensities-of-vascular-origin-sleep-quality-and-chronic-kidney-disease-results-from-the-atahualpa-project
#17
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera
OBJECTIVE: The burden of cerebral small vessel disease, sleep disorders, and chronic kidney disease is on the rise in remote rural settings. However, information on potential links between these conditions is limited. We aimed to assess the relationships between these conditions in community-dwelling older adults living in rural Ecuador. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years were offered a brain MRI. A venous blood sample was obtained for serum creatinine determination...
December 24, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285598/diagnosis-of-budd-chiari-syndrome
#18
Morgane Van Wettere, Onorina Bruno, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Valérie Vilgrain, Maxime Ronot
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is defined by clinical and laboratory signs associated with partial or complete impairment of hepatic venous drainage in the absence of right heart failure or constrictive pericarditis. Primary BCS is the most frequent type and is a complication of hypercoagulable states, in particular myeloproliferative neoplasms. Secondary BCS involves tumor invasion or extrinsic compression. Most patients present with chronic BCS including a non-cirrhotic, dysmorphic, chronic liver disease with various degrees of fibrosis deposition...
December 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283057/advanced-strategies-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-heart-failure-when-heart-failure-causes-ischemia-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-and-betablockers-helps-in-diuresis
#19
Thach Nguyen, Nguyen Van Lanh, Vo Minh Viet, Lam Hoang Phuc, Trung N Pham, Khanh Duong, Luke Ashwin Lawrence, Vien T Truong, Gianluca Rigatelli
In the diagnosis and management of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and chronic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction or heart failure (HF), there are many uncertainties because of the non-specificity of the symptoms and signs of HF. Usually, severe CAD causes LV dysfunction. However, not rarely, LV dysfunction is the cause or aggravation of ischemia to many subsets of patients with or without CAD. In this article, the care of patients with CAD with LV dysfunction, along with the challenges of diagnosing asymptomatic HF and the criteria for monitoring success are presented...
December 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280914/anemia-and-coronary-artery-disease-pathophysiology-prognosis-and-treatment
#20
Jennifer A Rymer, Sunil V Rao
The mechanisms, pathophysiology, and treatment of anemia in coronary artery disease (CAD) are complex. The hemodynamic changes found in the acute anemic state may contribute to progressive arterial wall and left ventricular hypertrophy if the anemic state persists chronically. We will examine the evidence for anemia as an independent risk factor for CAD events and cardiovascular mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention. We will also investigate the thresholds for appropriate blood transfusion in patients with CAD, as well as the cardiovascular outcomes associated with the utilization of a liberal versus conservative blood transfusion strategy...
December 26, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
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