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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531394/predictive-factors-of-early-mortality-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-placement-the-importance-of-c-reactive-protein
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Mara Barbosa, Joana Magalhaes, Carla Marinho, Jose Cotter
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is considered one of the preferred routes for long-term enteral feeding. However, early mortality after PEG placement is high. We aimed at analyzing overall and early mortality in patients who underwent PEG insertion and at identifying risk factors of increased mortality after the procedure. METHODS: Retrospective study which included patients who had a PEG insertion at our department between May 2007 and January 2013...
August 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531369/should-high-bmi-be-a-reason-for-ivf-treatment-denial
#2
S Friedler, O Cohen, G Liberty, B Saar-Ryss, S Meltzer, T Lazer
Our aim was to examine the influence of BMI on the live-birth rate following IVF/ICSI and evaluate its specific contribution among other factors thus enabling accurate reproductive policy development. All patients that underwent IVF/ICSI at our center during January 2012-July 2015 were included in this retrospective study. A total of 1654 ICSI cycles were divided into four groups according to the patient's BMI (kg/m(2)): group I (normal weight): <25 (943 cycles); group II (overweight): 25-30 (403 cycles); group III (obese): 30-35 (212 cycles); group IV (morbid obesity): >35 (96 cycles)...
May 20, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529277/levels-of-glucose-regulatory-hormones-in-patients-with-non-islet-cell-tumor-hypoglycemia-including-a-review-of-the-literature
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Izumi Fukuda, Akira Asai, Tomoko Nagamine, Taro Harada, Kyoko Tanimura-Inagaki, Naomi Hizuka, Hitoshi Sugihara
Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) is one of the causes of spontaneous hypoglycemia. The pathogenesis of NICTH is thought to be an excessive production by tumors of big insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-II. This study investigated the levels of glucose-regulatory hormones in patients with NICTH with high serum levels of big IGF-II (big IGF-II group) and compared these with profiles of patients with spontaneous hypoglycemia with normal IGF-II (normal IGF-II group). Circulating IRI, CPR, ACTH, cortisol, GH, and IGF-I levels measured during hypoglycemic episodes were examined retrospectively in 37 patients with big IGF-II producing NICTH and 6 hypoglycemic patients with normal IGF-II...
May 19, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528957/proteasomes-in-corneal-epithelial-cells-and-cultured-autologous-oral-mucosal-epithelial-cell-sheet-caomecs-graft-used-for-the-ocular-surface-regeneration
#4
Fawzia Bardag-Gorce, Richard Hoft, Imara Meepe, Julio Garcia, Kumar Tiger, Andrew Wood, Amanda Laporte, Derek Pan, Andrew Makalinao, Robert Niihara, Joan Oliva, Arjie Florentino, Amber M Gorce, Jeremy Stark, Daileen Cortez, Samuel W French, Yutaka Niihara
PURPOSE: This study focuses on characterizing proteasomes in corneal epithelial cells (CEC) and in cultured autologous oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets (CAOMECS) used to regenerate the ocular surface. METHODS: Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) was surgically induced in rabbit corneas. CAOMECS was engineered and grafted onto corneas with LSCD to regenerate the ocular surface. RESULTS: LSCD caused an increase in inflammatory cells in the ocular surface, an increase in the formation of immunoproteasomes (IPR), and a decrease in the formation of constitutive proteasome (CPR)...
May 18, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527914/impact-of-hepatic-p450-mediated-biotransformation-on-the-disposition-and-respiratory-tract-toxicity-of-inhaled-naphthalene
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Nataliia Kovalchuk, Jacklyn Kelty, Lei Li, Matthew Hartog, Qing-Yu Zhang, Patricia Edwards, Laura Van Winkle, Xinxin Ding
We determined whether a decrease in hepatic microsomal cytochrome P450 activity would impact lung toxicity induced by inhalation exposure to naphthalene (NA), a ubiquitous environmental pollutant. The liver-Cpr-null (LCN) mouse showed decreases in microsomal metabolism of NA in liver, but not lung, compared to wild-type (WT) mouse. Plasma levels of NA and NA-glutathione conjugates (NA-GSH) were both higher in LCN than in WT mice after a 4-h nose-only NA inhalation exposure at 10ppm. Levels of NA were also higher in lung and liver of LCN, compared to WT, mice, following exposure to NA at 5 or 10ppm...
May 17, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527090/stroke-like-attack-first-episode-of-sporadic-hemiplegic-migraine
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Enrico Ferrante, Valentina Prone, Marco Longoni, Elio Clemente Agostoni
Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is a rare migraine with aura; it can be familiar or sporadic. A 46-years-old man presented left migraine followed by right hemiparesis with bilateral plantar flexion of cutaneous plantar reflex (CPR). Brain CT and CT-angiography were normal. The next day patient got worse. The EEG showed left fronto-temporal cuspidate delta waves and brain MRI showed a minimal hyperintensity at T2-sequences in the left frontal cortex with a minor representation of the cortical veins at susceptibility weighted imaging sequences...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526668/north-american-public-opinion-survey-on-the-acceptability-of-crowdsourcing-basic-life-support-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-the-pulsepoint-mobile-phone-app
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Katie N Dainty, Haris Vaid, Steven C Brooks
BACKGROUND: The PulsePoint Respond app is a novel system that can be implemented in emergency dispatch centers to crowdsource basic life support (BLS) for patients with cardiac arrest and facilitate bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator use while first responders are en route. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a North American survey to evaluate the public perception of the above-mentioned strategy, including acceptability and willingness to respond to alerts...
May 17, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522168/is-pre-hospital-cpr-a-risk-factor-for-early-death-in-patients-transferred-to-an-adult-burn-center
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Kanika Trehan, Stacey Rotta, Shea C Gregg, Kristen Glasgow, Roselle E Crombie, Walter M Cholewczynski, Nabil Atweh, Alisa Savetamal
BACKGROUND: Burn patients who require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to admission to a Burn Center are anecdotally known to suffer higher mortality than those who do not require pre-hospital CPR. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review identified adult patients admitted to our burn center between 2013 and 2015. Included patients met one or both of the following criteria: (1) 20 percent or more total body surface area (%TBSA) burned and (2) need for intubation prior to admission to our facility...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520322/-psychological-impact-of-out-of-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-on-the-witness-engaged-in-gestures-of-survival
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C Stassart, S Stipulante, R Zandona, A Gillet, A Ghuysen
The occurrence of an unexpected sudden death puts the witnesses of this event in a situation of high emotional impact. The benefit to allow the families of victims to dispense the first resuscitation techniques has been emphasized. However, little data exist on the emotional impact of a cardio-respiratory arrest outside the hospital on the witness, who is often a close family member. Recently, we investigated the presence of psychological distress and the factors influencing it, in the active practice of basic resuscitation gestures by the witnesses guided by the operator 112...
May 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518174/cardiac-resuscitation-benefit-of-bystander-cpr-and-defibrillation
#10
Gregory B Lim
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May 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515894/reproductive-ecology-of-interior-least-tern-and-piping-plover-in-relation-to-platte-river-hydrology-and-sandbar-dynamics
#11
Jason M Farnsworth, David M Baasch, Chadwin B Smith, Kevin L Werbylo
Investigations of breeding ecology of interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) and piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in the Platte River basin in Nebraska, USA, have embraced the idea that these species are physiologically adapted to begin nesting concurrent with the cessation of spring floods. Low use and productivity on contemporary Platte River sandbars have been attributed to anthropomorphically driven changes in basin hydrology and channel morphology or to unusually late annual runoff events...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515114/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-training-disparities-in-the-united-states
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Audrey L Blewer, Said A Ibrahim, Marion Leary, David Dutwin, Bryan McNally, Monique L Anderson, Laurie J Morrison, Tom P Aufderheide, Mohamud Daya, Ahamed H Idris, Clifton W Callaway, Peter J Kudenchuk, Gary M Vilke, Benjamin S Abella
BACKGROUND: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with increased survival from cardiac arrest, yet bystander CPR rates are low in many communities. The overall prevalence of CPR training in the United States and associated individual-level disparities are unknown. We sought to measure the national prevalence of CPR training and hypothesized that older age and lower socioeconomic status would be independently associated with a lower likelihood of CPR training. METHODS AND RESULTS: We administered a cross-sectional telephone survey to a nationally representative adult sample...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514726/retrospective-analysis-of-risk-factors-associated-with-kawasaki-disease-in-china
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Lihua Bai, Tienan Feng, Lifang Yang, Yi Zhang, Xuejuan Jiang, Jiayao Liao, Lihua Chen, Xiaoyan Feng, Yanming Rong, Yuehua Li, Zhiqiang Qin, Jing Qiao
In order to provide early intervention for coronary artery lesion (CAL) caused by Kawasaki Disease (KD), we analyzed clinical characteristics of typical and incomplete KD cases from 1998 to 2008 in Northwest and Central China. A total of 383 patients included 298 cases of typical KD and 85 cases of incomplete KD. The morbidity of incomplete KD was 28.5%, a percentage significantly lower than that of typical KD. The occurrence of bulbar conjunctiva congestion, erythra, crissum red, film-like decrustation, lip red, rhagades, raspberry tongue, bilateral toe-end decrustation, limb sclerosis, cervical lymph nodes enlargement, agitation and irritability in incomplete KD group was lower than that in the group of typical KD (p < 0...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512853/derivation-and-validation-of-the-append-score-an-acute-appendicitis-clinical-prediction-rule
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Hinetamatea Mikaere, Irene Zeng, Melanie Lauti, Malsha Kularatna, Andrew D MacCormick
BACKGROUND: Although many clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for appendicitis exist, none have been developed for a New Zealand population presenting with right iliac fossa (RIF) pain. The aim of this study was to derive and validate an appendicitis CPR for our population. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of all patients from December 2010 to February 2012 of at least 15 years of age presenting to the general surgery service with RIF pain. Patient data were divided into derivation and validation groups...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507997/recognizing-sudden-cardiac-arrest-may-require-more-than-two-questions-during-telephone-triage-developing-a-complementary-checklist
#15
Amir Mirhaghi, Hojjat Shafaee, Javad Malekzadeh, Farzaneh Hasanzadeh
OBJECTIVE: To develop decision-support tools to identify patients experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). METHODS: Eighty calls related to SCA were content analyzed, and the contextual patterns that emerged were organized into a checklist. Two researchers independently analyzed the recorded calls and compared their findings. Eighteen dispatchers scored 20 cases (which included SCA and non-SCA cases) both with and without the checklist. Correct responses for each case and agreement among dispatchers have been reported...
April 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501367/old-habits-die-hard-retrospective-analysis-of-outcomes-with-use-of-corticosteroids-and-antibiotics-before-embryo-transfer
#16
Leah Kaye, Chantal Bartels, Alison Bartolucci, Lawrence Engmann, John Nulsen, Claudio Benadiva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical pregnancy rates in embryo transfer (ET) cycles with and without peri-implantation corticosteroid and oral antibiotic administration. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University-affiliated in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic. PATIENT(S): Eight hundred and seventy-six ETs with or without the routine use of methylprednisolone and doxycycline. INTERVENTION(S): Embryo transfer procedures...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500463/comparison-of-four-different-intraosseous-access-devices-during-simulated-pediatric-resuscitation-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
#17
Karol Bielski, Lukasz Szarpak, Jacek Smereka, Jerzy R Ladny, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler
The aim of the study was to compare the success rate, procedure time, and user satisfaction of pediatric NIO™ compared to Pediatric BIG®, EZ-IO®, and Jamshidi intraosseous access devices. This was a randomized, crossover manikin trial with 87 paramedics. The correct location of intraosseous access when using NIO, BIG, EZ-IO, and Jamshidi was varied and was respectively 100, 90, 90, and 90%. The time required to obtain intravascular access (time T1) in the case of NIO, BIG, EZ-IO, and Jamshidi was varied and amounted to 9 s [IQR, 8-12] for NIO, 12 s [IQR, 9-16] for BIG, 13...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500391/anterior-referencing-of-tibial-slope-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-considerably-influences-knee-kinematics-a-musculoskeletal-simulation-study
#18
Marco A Marra, Marta Strzelczak, Petra J C Heesterbeek, Sebastiaan A W van de Groes, Dennis W Janssen, Bart F J M Koopman, Ate B Wymenga, Nico J J Verdonschot
PURPOSE: In total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the posterior tibial slope is not always reconstructed correctly, and the knee ligaments may become too tight in flexion. To release a tight flexion gap, surgeons can increase the posterior tibial slope using two surgical resection techniques: the anterior tibial cortex (ACR) or the centre of tibial plateau (CPR) referencing. It is not known how this choice affects the knee laxity and function during activities of daily living. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of tibial slope on knee laxity, kinematics and forces during a squatting activity using computer simulation techniques...
May 12, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499516/improving-cpr-performance
#19
REVIEW
Boulos S Nassar, Richard Kerber
Cardiac arrest continues to represent a public health burden with most patients having dismal outcomes. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a complex set of interventions requiring leadership, coordination, and best practices. Despite the widespread adoption of new evidence in various guidelines, the provision of CPR remains variable with poor adherence to published recommendations. Key steps health care systems can take to enhance the quality of CPR and, potentially, to improve outcomes, include optimizing chest compressions; avoiding hyperventilation; encouraging intraosseus access, and monitoring capnography...
May 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497243/-kids-save-lives-resuscitation-training-for-schoolchildren-systematic-review
#20
D C Schroeder, H Ecker, S Wingen, F Semeraro, B W Böttiger
BACKGROUND: Even in western developed countries, the probability of survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is only 6-10%. In order to improve survival after OHCA, early initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by laypersons is essential. Introduction of CPR training in schoolchildren seems to be effective to increase lay-CPR rates. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present investigation was to elucidate educational aspects of teaching schoolchildren in CPR and to summarize campaigns related to a comprehensive establishment of lay-CPR worldwide...
May 11, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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