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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749602/clinical-pattern-and-prevalence-of-upper-gastrointestinal-toxicity-in-ketamine-abusers
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Shirley Yuk Wah Liu, Stephen Ka Kei Ng, Yuk Him Tam, Samuel Chi Hang Yee, Franco Pui Tak Lai, Cindy Yuek Lam Hong, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Enders Kwok Wai Ng, Chi Fai Ng
AIM: While evidence about ketamine-related urological and hepatobiliary injuries was emerging, evaluation about upper gastrointestinal toxicity from ketamine abuse was uncommon. This study aims to investigate the clinical pattern and prevalence of upper gastrointestinal symptoms in inhalational ketamine abusers. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study of 611 consecutive ketamine abusers who were seeking treatment for ketamine uropathy in a tertiary hospital setting between August 2008 and June 2016...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749205/esophageal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-using-sodium-hyaluronate-is-safe-and-effective
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Chihiro Iwashita, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Satoshi Shinozaki, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Yuji Ino, Hiroyuki Osawa, Mio Tamba, Kohei Morita, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A submucosal cushion of sodium hyaluronate facilitates gastric and colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). However, few studies have evaluated the utility of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of esophageal lesions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility and safety of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms (ESCN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 111 ESCN in 86 patients treated by ESD between September 2007 and April 2013...
July 27, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748715/rate-of-bleeding-related-episodes-in-elderly-patients-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shuling Li, Julia T Molony, Karynsa Cetin, Jeffrey S Wasser, Ivy Altomare
OBJECTIVE: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is characterized by low platelet counts and a tendency toward increased bleeding and bruising. We aimed to describe bleeding frequency and use of rescue ITP therapy to treat or prevent bleeding in elderly ITP patients in a real-world setting. METHODS: Using Medicare 20% sample data, 2007-2012, we identified elderly (ages ≥67 years) Medicare fee-for-service enrollees diagnosed with primary ITP January 1, 2009-September 30, 2012...
July 27, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748652/bleeding-related-hospital-admissions-and-30-day-re-admissions-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-dabigatran-versus-warfarin
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Wallis C Y Lau, Xue Li, Ian C K Wong, Kenneth K C Man, Gregory Y H Lip, Wai K Leung, Chung W Siu, Esther W Chan
BACKGROUND: Reducing 30-day hospital re-admission is a policy priority worldwide. Warfarin-related bleeding is among the most common cause of hospital admissions due to adverse drug events. Compared to warfarin, dabigatran achieve full anticoagulation effect more quickly following its initiation, hence may lead to early-onset bleeds. OBJECTIVES: To compare the incidence of bleeding-related hospital admissions and 30-day re-admissions with dabigatran versus warfarin in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748566/application-of-whole-exome-sequencing-to-direct-the-specific-functional-testing-and-diagnosis-of-rare-inherited-bleeding-disorders-in-patients-from-the-%C3%A3-resund-region-scandinavia
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Eva Leinøe, Eva Zetterberg, Savvas Kinalis, Olga Østrup, Peter Kampmann, Eva Norström, Nadine Andersson, Jenny Klintman, Klaus Qvortrup, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Maria Rossing
Rare inherited bleeding disorders (IBD) are a common cause of bleeding tendency. To ensure a correct diagnosis, specialized laboratory analyses are necessary. This study reports the results of an upfront diagnostic strategy using targeted whole exome sequencing. In total, 156 patients with a significant bleeding assessment tool score participated in the study, of which a third had thrombocytopenia. Eighty-seven genes specifically associated with genetic predisposition to bleeding were analysed by whole exome sequencing...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748166/assessment-of-immunomodulatory-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-calamus-rotang
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Amit Gupta, Sushama Ravindra Chaphalkar
OBJECTIVE: There are a number of medicinal plant products which has been used to treat various immunological diseases. Out of these medicinal plants, Calamus rotang has shown several medicinal properties including anti-viral, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory effects. Normally, the roots of C. rotang are used in various ailments to cure piles, burning sensation, cough, leprosy and bleeding disorder and also it was used in the treatment of inflammation. In the present study, our group were investigated the immunomodulatory activity of aqueous extract of C...
May 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748165/triple-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-balancing-between-ischemia-and-bleeding
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Konstantinos C Koskinas, Lorenz Räber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747946/antiplatelet-treatment-in-the-primary-prophylaxis-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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Angelika Osińska, Maciej Osiński, Aleksandra Krasińska, Beata Begier-Krasińska
The benefits of using acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in the primary prophylaxis of cardiovascular diseases may only slightly exceed the risk of serious bleeding. This warrants the search for alternative, safer preparations with antiaggregatory properties, which could be used in patients burdened with cardiovascular risk factors. Antiaggregatory compounds identified in water-soluble tomato extract include nucleosides, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. The action of standardized tomato extract is multidirectional, reversible, and weaker in comparison to ASA...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747940/surgical-treatment-for-pulmonary-aspergilloma-early-and-long-term-results
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Mariusz Kasprzyk, Kornel Pieczyński, Krystian Mania, Piotr Gabryel, Cezary Piwkowski, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary aspergilloma is a difficult therapeutic problem due to the low effectiveness of conservative treatment and high surgical morbidity. AIM: To analyze the early and late results of surgical treatment for pulmonary aspergilloma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2015, 49 patients were treated surgically for pulmonary aspergilloma. Symptoms occurred in 85.7% of cases, including recurrent hemoptysis in 53%. A history of immunosuppressive therapy or chemotherapy was noted in 24...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747619/comparison-of-commercially-available-blood-collection-tubes-containing-sodium-citrate-and-hirudin-in-platelet-aggregation-testing
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Walter J Janse van Rensburg, Patricia van der Merwe
BACKGROUND Platelet reactivity assessment is an important tool in both the causal determination of bleeding diathesis as well as in the evaluation of the efficacy of anti-platelet therapy in patients at risk of thrombosis. Sodium citrate is the most widely used anticoagulant for hemostasis investigations. However, some doubt exists over the suitability of sodium citrate in platelet function testing. Hirudin has been suggested as a superior replacement. Nevertheless, only 1 study compared citrated and hirudin treated samples with light transmission aggregometry...
July 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747317/the-risk-of-postoperative-hemorrhage-and-efficacy-of-heparin-for-preventing-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-adult-patients-undergoing-neurosurgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xuan Wang, Ying-Chun Zhou, Wen-De Zhu, Yun Sun, Peng Fu, De-Qiang Lei, Hong-Yang Zhao
The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the risk of postoperative bleeding and efficacy of heparin for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in adult patients undergoing neurosurgery. MEDLINE, Cochrane, and EMBASE databases were searched until October 31, 2016, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized comparative studies that assessed the rates of postoperative hemorrhage, DVT, PE, and mortality in adult patients undergoing neurosurgery. Nine eligible studies (five RCTs, four retrospective studies) including 874 patients treated with either unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and 1033 patients in control group (placebo with or without compression device) were analyzed...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747229/vaginal-metastasis-as-the-initial-presentation-of-leiomyosarcoma-a-case-report
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Cecilia Villalaín-González, Álvaro Tejerizo-García, Patricia Lopez-Garcia, Gregorio López-González, Ma Reyes Oliver-Perez, Jesús S Jiménez-López
BACKGROUND: Uterine leiomyosarcomas are very rare and highly aggressive tumors that have a high rate of recurrence and poor prognosis, even when early diagnosed. Due to their relative rarity, there is limited research on optimal management strategies. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old woman with a history of an asymptomatic uterine leiomyoma presented in October 2015 with postmenopausal bleeding and a friable vaginal cyst that bled when palpated. A partial cystectomy was performed, and malignant-like cystic and solid components were identified...
July 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747162/advanced-abdominal-pregnancy-with-live-fetus-and-severe-preeclampsia-case-report
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Fekade Getachew Hailu, Getnet Tesfaye Yihunie, Ahmed Amdihun Essa, Walelign Kindie Tsega
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy may account for up to 1.4% of all ectopic pregnancies. The incidence of abdominal pregnancy differs in various literatures and ranges between 1:10,000 pregnancies to 1:30, 000 pregnancies. The clinical symptoms of an uncomplicated abdominal pregnancy are unspecific. There are reports of maternal and fetal survival from advanced abdominal pregnancies. CASE PRESENTATION: Our case was a 26 years old gravida 4, para 3 (2 alive, one early neonatal death) woman...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747055/cytomegalovirus-cmv-associated-ischemic-colitis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Ana Puerta, Pablo Priego, Julio Galindo
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis is a common entity in immunocompromised patients, being rare among immunocompetent individuals. In addition, its association with ischemic colitis is unusual in both groups of population. Rectal bleeding might occur in both entities and, occasionally, urgent surgical treatment may be required, associating high morbility rates. We report one case of cytomegalovirus colitis associated with severe ischemic colitis in a non- immunocompromised patient with favourable response to conservative management with antiviral therapy...
July 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747047/novel-approach-in-using-ultrasound-in-treating-acute-limb-ischemia
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Michael H Wholey, Raul G Palacios, Alejandro Mendez-Castillo, Lori C Pounds
BACKGROUND: It is imperative to gain safe access into the occluded targeted vessel and begin treating acute extremity limb ischemia. Often the origin of the targeted native artery or bypass graft will have a flush occlusion making it difficult to cannulate. This paper looks at the novel use of portable ultrasound to evaluate the origin of the artery or bypass graft to help facilitate the start of thrombolysis. METHODS: We reviewed our last 2 years of acute limb ischemia in our patients with high risk factors and co-morbidities...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747037/increased-arterial-stiffness-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-hemorrhagic-transformation-in-ischemic-stroke-undergoing-thrombolysis
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Maurizio Acampa, Silvia Camarri, Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Francesca Guideri, Rossana Tassi, Raffaella Valenti, Alessandra Cartocci, Giuseppe Martini
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) is a multifactorial phenomenon and represents a possible complication of ischemic stroke, especially after thrombolytic treatment. Increased arterial stiffness has been associated with intracranial hemorrhage, but there is no evidence of association with HT after thrombolytic therapy. The aim of our study is to investigate a possible link between arterial stiffness and HT occurrence after thrombolytic therapy in patients with ischemic stroke...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747024/clinical-profile-and-outcomes-in-octogenarians-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-community-based-study-in-a-specific-european-health-care-area
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Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Estrella López-Pardo, Alberto Cordero, Omar Kredieh, María Pereira-Vazquez, Jose-Luis Martínez-Sande, Alvaro Martínez-Gomez, Carlos Peña-Gil, José Novo-Platas, Javier García-Seara, Pilar Mazón, Ricardo Laje, Isabel Moscoso, Alfonso Varela-Román, Jose María García-Acuña, José Ramón González-Juanatey
BACKGROUND: Age increases risk of stroke and bleeding. Clinical trial data have had relatively low proportions of elderly subjects. We sought to study a Spanish population of octogenarians with atrial fibrillation (AF) by combining different sources of electronic clinical records from an area where all medical centres utilized electronic health record systems. METHODS: Data was derived from the Galician Healthcare Service information system. RESULTS: From 383,000 subjects, AF was coded in 7990 (2...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746727/idiopathic-male-infertility-related-to-periodontal-and-caries-status
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Nándor Práger, Norbert Pásztor, Ákos Várnagy, Zoltan Kozinszky, Zoltán Baráth, István Gorzó, Márta Radnai
OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the possible correlation between the periodontal and dental status and sperm pathology in idiopathic male infertility. METHODS: The periodontal and caries status and semen quality of 199 men presented with unexplained male infertility were examined. Periodontal and dental factors were analyzed by sperm pathology categories. RESULTS: 106 men had normal sperm parameters, whereas 93 men had some type of spermpathology; 27...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746317/acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-nepal
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M S Paudel, S Kc, A K Mandal, N S Poudyal, R Shrestha, B N Paudel, S Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: AUGIB is characterized by hematemesis or melena or both. Peptic ulcers and variceal bleed account for majority of cases. Use of proton pump inhibitors in current era is associated with a gradual reduction in burden of peptic ulcer disease. We conducted this study to look into the cause of AUGIB in our community. METHODS: We studied 100 patients in one year period who presented to us with hematemesis or melena. The study was conducted in department of Gastroenterology, Bir hospital, Kathmandu...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746315/colorectal-cancer-in-different-age-groups-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nepal
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N S Poudyal, S Chaudhary, B K Basnet, B N Paudel, B Shrestha, A K Mandal, M S Paudel
INTRODUCTION: Some studies have suggested that colorectal cancer at a younger age had distinct biological characteristics: different clinical presentations, more advanced stage at time of diagnosis and poorly differentiated carcinoma. The aim of the study is to analyze clinical and histopathological differences between younger (≤40 years of age) and older (>40 years of age) colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted amongst the colorectal cancer patients who visited Bir Hospital between July 2015 and April 2017...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
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