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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232630/opioid-drugs-and-stercoral-perforation-of-the-colon-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Renée Poitras, Daun'Lee Warren, Sylvanus Oyogoa
INTRODUCTION: Stercoral perforation of the colon is a rare pathology, which is believed to be caused by an increased intraluminal pressure created by a fecaloma. Opioid induced constipation is a rare and often unsuspected cause of colonic perforation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 58-year-old woman, who presented to the emergency department (ED) with severe hypotension, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding. She was found to have a diffusely tender and distended abdomen...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232349/management-of-intussusception-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-risk-factors-for-recurrence
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Andrea Vo, Terry L Levin, Benjamin Taragin, Hnin Khine
BACKGROUND: The standard treatment for intussusception is air reduction enema (ARE) with inpatient observation for 24 to 48 hours to monitor for recurrence. More recent but limited observations suggest that patients who have undergone successful ARE can safely be discharged after 4 to 6 hours of observation. Our primary objective was to identify risk factors associated with early recurrence. Our secondary objectives included validating risk criteria from prior studies and identifying risk factors for ARE failures...
December 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232273/practice-bulletin-no-191-tubal-ectopic-pregnancy
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Ectopic pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterine cavity. The most common extrauterine site of ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube. Most cases of tubal ectopic pregnancy that are detected early can be treated successfully either with minimally invasive surgery or with medical management using methotrexate. However, tubal ectopic pregnancy in an unstable patient is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention. The purpose of this document is to review information on the current understanding of tubal ectopic pregnancy and to provide guidelines for timely diagnosis and management that are consistent with the best available scientific evidence...
December 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232052/the-us-food-and-drug-administration-s-tentative-approval-process-and-the-global-fight-against-hiv
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Harinder Singh Chahal, Jeffrey S Murray, Martin Shimer, Peter Capella, Ryan Presto, Mary Lou Valdez, Peter G Lurie
INTRODUCTION: In 2004, the US government began to utilize the Food and Drug Administration's (USFDA) tentative approval process (tFDA) as a basis to determine which HIV drugs are appropriate to be purchased and used in resource-constrained settings. This process permits products that are not approved for marketing in the US, including medicines with active patents or marketing restrictions in the US, to be purchased and distributed in resource-constrained settings. Although the tFDA was originally intended to support the United States' President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the USFDA list has become a cornerstone of international HIV programmes that support procurement of ARVs, such as the World Health Organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria...
December 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231901/laalo%C3%A2-mn4-as-near-infrared-emitting-persistent-luminescence-phosphor-for-medical-imaging-a-charge-compensation-study
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Jiaren Du, Olivier Q De Clercq, Katleen Korthout, Dirk Poelman
Mn4+-activated phosphors are emerging as a novel class of deep red/near-infrared emitting persistent luminescence materials for medical imaging as a promising alternative to Cr3+-doped nanomaterials. Currently, it remains a challenge to improve the afterglow and photoluminescence properties of these phosphors through a traditional high-temperature solid-state reaction method in air. Herein we propose a charge compensation strategy for enhancing the photoluminescence and afterglow performance of Mn4+-activated LaAlO₃ phosphors...
December 12, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231878/greek-medicine-practice-at-ancient-rome-the-physician-molecularist-asclepiades
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Luigi Santacroce, Lucrezia Bottalico, Ioannis Alexandros Charitos
Background: In the pre-Hellenistic period, the concept of medicine was not well-defined. Usually, a disease was considered as a divine punishment and its treatment was devolved to the priests who asked for healing from the divinities. The only job that could be compared to medical practice was a kind of itinerant medicine, derived from the Egyptian therapeutic tradition based only on practical experience and performed by people that knew a number of remedies, mostly vegetable, but without any theoretical bases about the possible mechanisms of action...
December 12, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231792/patient-selection-for-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-posterior-circulation-emergent-large-vessel-occlusion
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Scott Raymond, Natalia Sana Rost, Pamela Whitney Schaefer, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Joshua A Hirsch, Ramon Gilberto Gonzalez, James Rabinov
Triage of posterior circulation stroke from emergent large-vessel occlusion (pc-ELVO) is challenging owing to the stuttering clinical course and potential for rapid decline. Growing clinical data support the use of mechanical thrombectomy in pc-ELVO, but there are limited data addressing the clinical and imaging criteria for patient selection. We present our triage algorithm used to select patients for endovascular therapy (EVT) in the setting of pc-ELVOS. We use a consecutive retrospective database from 2004 to 2016 to describe the practice patterns and prognostic factors for pc-ELVO patients treated using both medical and EVT...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231772/changes-in-the-prevalence-and-severity-of-recurrent-wheezing-in-infants-the-results-of-two-surveys-administered-7%C3%A2-years-apart
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Javier Mallol, Dirceu Solé, Viviana Aguirre, Herberto Chong, Nelson Rosario, Luis García-Marcos, The Eisl Study Group
OBJECTIVE: To identify changes in the prevalence and severity of recurrent wheezing (RW) in infants using data obtained from two surveys administered seven years apart. METHODS: A cross-sectional, international, population-based study in infants aged 12-15 months was conducted. Data were obtained from two surveys (S1 and S2, in 2005 and 2012, respectively) using the same methodology in three large Latin American cities: Curitiba (Brazil), São Paulo (Brazil), and Santiago (Chile)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231488/-clinical-data-analysis-of-279-inpatients-with-acupuncture-consultation-in-a-comprehensive-hospital
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Yamin Zhang, Hua Sun, Suhui Chen, Hong Xu, Fei Bao
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the current status of acupuncture consultation in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, which could provide references and suggestions for the development of acupuncture at comprehensive hospitals and the treatment of diseases. METHODS: The source of departments, the number of patients, the number of consultation, treatment frequency, consultation reasons and western medicine diagnosis of 279 inpatients who received acupuncture consultation were analyzed...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231187/-emergency-medical-technician-profile-in-spain
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Santiago Martínez-Isasi, María José Rodríguez-Lorenzo, David Vázquez-Santamariña, Javier Abella-Lorenzo, Diana Josefa Castro Dios, Daniel Fernández García
OBJECTIVE: The emergency medical technician plays a fundamental role and is the most important figure quantitatively in pre-hospital emergencies. The aim was to asses the socio-demographic, work-related, health characteristics and technical skills of an Emergency Medical Technician in Spain. METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive study. An ad hoc questionnaire was managed using Google Docs® that was delivered between April-June 2014 via email and social networks...
December 11, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230919/parents-pain-medication-underdosing-is-associated-with-more-emergency-department-visits-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Andrea K Morrison, Matthew P Myrvik, David C Brousseau, Amy L Drendel, J Paul Scott, Alexis Visotcky, Julie A Panepinto
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between health literacy, medication knowledge, and pain treatment skills with emergency department (ED) use of parents of children with sickle cell disease (SCD). METHODS: Parents of children 1- to 12-years-old with SCD were enrolled. Health literacy was assessed using the Newest Vital Sign. Parents completed a structured interview assessing knowledge of the dosage and frequency of home pain medications and an applied skills task requiring them to dose a prescribed pain medication...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230698/mode-2-knowledge-production-in-the-context-of-medical-research-a-call-for-further-clarifications
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Hojjat Soofi
The traditional researcher-driven environment of medical knowledge production is losing its dominance with the expansion of, for instance, community-based participatory or participant-led medical research. Over the past few decades, sociologists of science have debated a shift in the production of knowledge from traditional discipline-based (Mode 1) to more socially embedded and transdisciplinary frameworks (Mode 2). Recently, scholars have tried to show the relevance of Mode 2 knowledge production to medical research...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230555/non-visualization-of-the-ovary-on-ct-or-ultrasound-in-the-ed-setting-utility-of-immediate-follow-up-imaging
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Elena Motuzko, Maria Solis, Moazzem Kazi, Ron Gefen
PURPOSE: In the setting of female patients in the ED receiving both a CT scan and ultrasound of the pelvis, we compared the studies to assess the diagnostic value of non-visualization of the ovary in predicting the absence of ovarian disease. METHODS: A retrospective review of the electronic medical record identified adult female non-pregnant patients who received both a CT abdomen and pelvis and a transabdominal and transvaginal pelvic ultrasound within a 48-h period through the emergency department...
December 11, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230475/improving-decisions-about-transport-to-the-emergency-department-for-assisted-living-residents-who-fall
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Jefferson G Williams, Michael W Bachman, Michael D Lyons, Benjamin B Currie, Lawrence H Brown, A Wooten Jones, Jose G Cabanas, Alan K Kronhaus, J Brent Myers
Background: Residents of assisted living facilities who fall may not be seriously ill or injured, but policies often require immediate transport to an emergency department regardless of the patient's condition. Objective: To determine whether unnecessary transport can be avoided. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: One large county with a single system of emergency medical services. Participants: Convenience sample of residents in 22 assisted living facilities served by 1 group of primary care physicians...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230336/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-liver-cancer
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Daniel Gams Massi, Japhari Nyassinde, Ngor Side Diagne, Ramy Abdennaji, Kamadore Toure, Moustapha Ndiaye, Amadou Gallo Diop, Mouhamadou Mansour Ndiaye
Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a medical emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment to reduce pain, to preserve neurological functioning, and to prolong survival. The diagnosis of liver cancer is often neglected in the differential diagnosis of MSCC. Treatment is usually palliative and evolution is often fatal. This is a case report of a 28-year-old patient living in Mauritania hospitalized in November 2014 at the neurology department of Fann national teaching hospital in Dakar, for the management of a chronic dorsal spinal cord compression...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230254/a-cross-lingual-mobile-medical-communication-system-prototype-for-foreigners-and-subjects-with-speech-hearing-and-mental-disabilities-based-on-pictograms
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Krzysztof Wołk, Agnieszka Wołk, Wojciech Glinkowski
People with speech, hearing, or mental impairment require special communication assistance, especially for medical purposes. Automatic solutions for speech recognition and voice synthesis from text are poor fits for communication in the medical domain because they are dependent on error-prone statistical models. Systems dependent on manual text input are insufficient. Recently introduced systems for automatic sign language recognition are dependent on statistical models as well as on image and gesture quality...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229888/the-association-between-body-mass-index-and-frequency-of-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalization-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-a-pediatric-population
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Ghadah Abdulrahman Alhekail, Alaa Althubaiti, Sulaiman AlQueflie
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both asthma and obesity are increasing. Although some studies suggest an association between body mass index (BMI) and frequency of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation, any association remains unproven. OBJECTIVE: Estimate the frequency of asthma exacerbation in obese children, and identify any relationship between BMI and frequency of ED visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation. DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229657/adapting-the-emergency-first-aid-responder-course-for-zambia-through-curriculum-mapping-and-blueprinting
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Jennifer L Pigoga, Charmaine Cunningham, Muhumpu Kafwamfwa, Lee A Wallis
OBJECTIVES: Community members are often the first to witness and respond to medical and traumatic emergencies, making them an essential first link to emergency care systems. The Emergency First Aid Responder (EFAR) programme is short course originally developed to help South Africans manage emergencies at the community level, pending arrival of formal care providers. EFAR was implemented in two rural regions of Zambia in 2015, but no changes were originally made to tailor the course to the new setting...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229157/long-term-outcomes-of-sigmoid-diverticulitis-a-single-center-experience
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Ido Mizrahi, Abbas Al-Kurd, Katya Chapchay, Yael Ag-Rejuan, Natalia Simanovsky, Ahmed Eid, Haggi Mazeh
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, guidelines for the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis have dramatically changed. The aim of this study is to report the long-term outcomes of patients treated for diverticulitis at a nonspecialized single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining institutional review board approval, medical records of all patients admitted to our institution with the diagnosis of sigmoid diverticulitis between 1998 and 2008 were reviewed...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229057/functional-limitations-in-adults-who-utilize-chiropractic-or-osteopathic-manipulation-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-the-2012-national-health-interview-survey
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Mary L Forte, Michele Maiers
OBJECTIVES: The goals of this study were to identify self-reported differences in function, comorbidities, and medical service utilization among adults who reported using chiropractic and/or osteopathic manipulation in the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, and to compare these between older and younger adults. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study of adults aged 18 or older who were included in the 2012 National Health Interview Survey and the Alternative Medicine Questionnaire...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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