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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445859/a-risk-scoring-model-based-on-vital-signs-and-laboratory-data-predicting-transfer-to-the-intensive-care-unit-of-patients-admitted-to-gastroenterology-wards
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Won-Young Kim, Jinmi Lee, Ju-Ry Lee, Youn Kyung Jung, Hwa Jung Kim, Jin Won Huh, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Sang-Bum Hong
PURPOSE: To compare the ability of a score based on vital signs and laboratory data with that of the modified early warning score (MEWS) to predict ICU transfer of patients with gastrointestinal disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive events triggering medical emergency team activation in adult patients admitted to the gastroenterology wards of the Asan Medical Center were reviewed. Binary logistic regression was used to identify factors predicting transfer to the ICU...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444788/night-sleep-in-patients-with-vegetative-state
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Yuri G Pavlov, Steffen Gais, Friedemann Müller, Monika Schönauer, Barbara Schäpers, Jan Born, Boris Kotchoubey
Polysomnographic recording of night sleep was carried out in 15 patients with the diagnosis vegetative state (syn. unresponsive wakefulness syndrome). Sleep scoring was performed by three raters, and confirmed by means of a spectral power analysis of the electroencephalogram, electrooculogram and electromyogram. All patients but one exhibited at least some signs of sleep. In particular, sleep stage N1 was found in 13 patients, N2 in 14 patients, N3 in nine patients, and rapid eye movement sleep in 10 patients...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442472/functional-and-metabolomic-consequences-of-atp-dependent-potassium-channel-inactivation-in-human-islets
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Changhong Li, Amanda M Ackermann, Kara E Boodhansingh, Tricia R Bhatti, Chengyang Liu, Jonathan Schug, Nicolai Doliba, Bing Han, Karen E Cosgrove, Indraneel Banerjee, Franz M Matschinsky, Itzhak Nissim, Klaus H Kaestner, Ali Naji, N Scott Adzick, Mark J Dunne, Charles A Stanley, Diva D De León
Loss-of-function mutations of β-cell KATP channels cause the most severe form of congenital hyperinsulinism (KATPHI). KATPHI is characterized by fasting and protein-induced hypoglycemia that is unresponsive to medical therapy. For a better understanding of the pathophysiology of KATPHI, we examined cytosolic calcium, insulin secretion, oxygen consumption, and [U-(13)C]glucose metabolism in islets isolated from the pancreases of children with KATPHI who required pancreatectomy. Basal cytosolic calcium ([Ca(2+)] i ) and insulin secretion were higher in KATPHI islets compared to controls...
April 25, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442081/unresponsive-male
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Howard S Kim, Graham S Ingalsbe, Patrick M Lank
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441913/the-masquerading-presentation-of-a-systemic-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-alk-positive-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Selma Al-Ahmad, Vincent Maertens, Christophe Libeer, Vera Schelfhout, Filip Vanhoenacker, Nancy Boeckx, Marleen Vandevenne
We report an unusual case of systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), ALK positive with leukemic involvement in a 57-year-old woman. The patient presented with a fulminant respiratory infection unresponsive to treatment requiring intensive care and ventilatory support. The CT scan demonstrated mediastinal and bilateral lymphadenopathy. On peripheral smear a few atypical lymphocytes were visualized. Based on the increasing number of atypical lymphocytes in the daily peripheral bloodsmears, the diagnosis ALCL was suggested...
April 25, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441453/brainstem-response-patterns-in-deeply-sedated-critically-ill-patients-predict-28-day-mortality
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Benjamin Rohaut, Raphael Porcher, Tarik Hissem, Nicholas Heming, Patrick Chillet, Kamel Djedaini, Guy Moneger, Stanislas Kandelman, Jeremy Allary, Alain Cariou, Romain Sonneville, Andréa Polito, Marion Antona, Eric Azabou, Djillali Annane, Shidasp Siami, Fabrice Chrétien, Jean Mantz, Tarek Sharshar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Deep sedation is associated with acute brain dysfunction and increased mortality. We had previously shown that early-assessed brainstem reflexes may predict outcome in deeply sedated patients. The primary objective was to determine whether patterns of brainstem reflexes might predict mortality in deeply sedated patients. The secondary objective was to generate a score predicting mortality in these patients. METHODS: Observational prospective multicenter cohort study of 148 non-brain injured deeply sedated patients, defined by a Richmond Assessment sedation Scale (RASS) <-3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440998/-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
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Sergio Alberto Mendoza-Álvarez, Fátima Margarita Rodríguez-Dávila, Leslie Moranchel-García, Virginia Soto, Natalia Quisped
BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GP) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis with multi-organ involvement that primarily affects the respiratory tract and the kidneys. Fever in these patients is an indicator of activity; however, if it arises in isolation, the physician should exclude other causes. CLINICAL CASE: Male patient admitted due to an unexplained fever and weight loss; it was diagnosed GP by a history of pauci-immune glomerulonephritis, fixed pulmonary nodules and chronic sinusitis of four years of evolution; however, the fever persisted despite treatment and in the absence of infection...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438820/use-of-an-argatroban-based-purge-solution-in-a-percutaneous-ventricular-assist-device
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Benjamin Laliberte, Brent N Reed
PURPOSE: The use of an argatroban-based percutaneous ventricular assist device (pVAD) purge solution in a patient with suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is described. SUMMARY: A 70-year-old woman in cardiogenic shock was admitted to a coronary care unit after being discovered unresponsive at home. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a low ejection fraction and findings consistent with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Administration of multiple inotropes and vasopressors was initially required for hemodynamic support...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438606/cell-origin-volume-and-arrangement-are-drivers-of-articular-cartilage-formation-morphogenesis-and-response-to-injury-in-mouse-limbs
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Rebekah S Decker, Hyo-Bin Um, Nathaniel A Dyment, Naiga Cottingham, Yu Usami, Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto, Mark S Kronenberg, Peter Maye, David W Rowe, Eiki Koyama, Maurizio Pacifici
Limb synovial joints are composed of distinct tissues, but it is unclear which progenitors produce those tissues and how articular cartilage acquires its functional postnatal organization characterized by chondrocyte columns, zone-specific cell volumes and anisotropic matrix. Using novel Gdf5(CreERT2) (Gdf5-CE), Prg4-CE and Dkk3-CE mice mated to R26-Confetti or single-color reporters, we found that knee joint progenitors produced small non-migratory progenies and distinct local tissues over prenatal and postnatal time...
April 21, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438464/association-of-medial-prefrontal-cortex-connectivity-with-consciousness-level-and-its-outcome-in-patients-with-acquired-brain-injury
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Xiaoyan Liu, Jingqi Li, Jian Gao, Zhen Zhou, Fanxia Meng, Gang Pan, Benyan Luo
Medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is usually known for participating in virtually all self related processing. However, few have investigated the role of mPFC in modulating conscious awareness. This study aimed to depict the relationship between the mPFC connectivity and the severity and outcome of the disorders of consciousness (DOC) among patients with acquired brain injury. Thirty-four patients with DOC (17 in a minimally conscious state and 17 in an unresponsive wakefulness syndrome/vegetative state) and 11 healthy controls were recruited, underwent clinical assessment and resting-state functional MRI scan, and were further followed up to evaluate recovery outcome using the Glasgow Outcome Scale...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436120/efficacy-of-holmium-laser-transurethral-incision-of-the-prostate-in-symptomatic-mild-to-moderate-benign-prostate-enlargement-based-on-preoperative-characteristics
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Yoon Seok Suh, Kwang Jin Ko, Tae Heon Kim, Hyun Hwan Sung, Kyu-Sung Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of Holmium laser transurethral incision of the prostate (Ho-TUIP) with preoperative characteristics based on urodynamic parameters. METHODS: The medical records of 40 consecutive cases of Ho-TUIP in patients unresponsive to medical treatment were retrospectively reviewed. The efficacy of Ho-TUIP was analyzed according to preoperative factors, including urodynamic parameters. Treatment success was confirmed if overall efficacy demonstrated an improvement that was "good or greater" according to the criteria developed by Homma et al...
April 23, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435850/paraneoplastic-myositis-secondary-to-poorly-differentiated-serous-carcinoma-of-ovarian-tubal-origin
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Zachary Raizman, Boshra Hosseini, Sarah Kean, Alon D Altman
•Ovarian cancer can present as paraneoplastic myositis.•Presented with progressive weakness unresponsive to treatment with glucocorticoids•Imaging revealed bilateral ovarian masses, myositis resolved after surgery.•Ovarian cancer should be included on the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with myositis.
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435476/successful-treatment-of-bullous-lichen-planus-with-acitretin-monotherapy-review-of-treatment-options-for-bullous-lichen-planus-and-case-report
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Efstathios Rallis, Angeliki Liakopoulou, Constantinos Christodoulopoulos, Alexandros Katoulis
BACKGROUND: Bullous lichen planus (BLP) is a rare variant of lichen planus, characterized by the development of vesicular and bullous lesions, of skin, nails, hair and/or mucosa. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We present a case of 63-year-old woman with BLP, unresponsive to previous therapies with topical corticosteroids, topical calcipotriol, antihistamines and oral cyclosporine (4 mg/kg/day for 4 months). She was already receiving treatment for arterial hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434894/-a-real-world-study-focused-on-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-adalimumab-as-first-line-anti-tnf-treatment-for-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
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Víctor Manuel Navas-López, Gemma Pujol Muncunill, Enrique Llerena, María Navalón Rubio, David Gil-Ortega, Vicente Varea-Calderón, Carlos Sierra Salinas, Javier Martin-de-Carpi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adalimumab (ADA), a monoclonal humanised anti-TNF antibody, is usually prescribed as a second-line treatment in paediatric Crohn's disease (CD) patients who have become unresponsive or developed intolerance to infliximab (IFX). In the case series reported, more than 70% of patients had initially been treated with IFX. Data on short- and long-term effectiveness of ADA in anti-TNF naïve patients is limited. The aim of this study is to describe our experience with ADA as a first-line anti-TNF in paediatric CD patients...
April 20, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434387/cost-utility-of-biological-treatment-sequences-for-luminal-crohn-s-disease-in-europe
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Fanni Rencz, László Gulácsi, Márta Péntek, Krisztina B Gecse, Axel Dignass, Jonas Halfvarson, Fernando Gomollón, Petra Baji, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Péter L Lakatos, Valentin Brodszky
OBJECTIVES: To compare the cost-effectiveness of treatment sequences with available biologics, including adalimumab (ADA), biosimilar infliximab (bsIFX), originator infliximab (IFX) and vedolizumab (VEDO) for luminal Crohn's disease in nine European countries. METHODS: A Markov-model was constructed to simulate five-year medical costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Data on clinical efficacy were obtained from randomised controlled trials. Country-specific unit costs, discount rates and a third-party payer perspective were applied...
April 24, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434192/modified-ipswich-procedure-patient-perceived-benefit-and-surgical-outcomes-in-a-series-of-ten-patients
#16
Blazej Staniszewski, Richard Green, Graeme Sharpe, Paul White
Acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLO) causes symptoms of epiphora which can be associated with stickiness, dacryocystitis and interference with tear film causing visual blurring [1]. The annual incidence rate of NLO is 20 per 100,000, with the majority of patients being females above the age of 66 years [2]. While the aetiology is usually unknown, the site of obstruction is more commonly distal and invariably amenable to treatment by DCR surgery [3-4]. Proximal NLO at the level of the cancaliculi is less common but may still be treatable by extended DCR techniques including canalulostomy...
April 23, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432109/early-response-to-ranibizumab-predictive-of-functional-outcome-after-dexamethasone-for-unresponsive-diabetic-macular-oedema
#17
Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Michele Cavalleri, Lea Querques, Alessandro Rabiolo, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To analyse the effects of intravitreal dexamethasone implant in patients suffering from diabetic macular oedema (DME) on the basis of their visual and functional response to antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) loading dose, in order to early shift to corticosteroids in poorly responding patients. DESIGN: Retrospective monocentric study. METHODS: Data of patients with diabetes shifted to 0.7 mg dexamethasone implant after three injections of ranibizumab (RNB) and followed-up to 12 months were reviewed...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431026/minimally-invasive-sacroiliac-joint-fusion-radiofrequency-denervation-and-conservative-management-for-sacroiliac-joint-pain-6-year-comparative-case-series
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Vicente Vanaclocha, Juan Manuel Herrera, Nieves Sáiz-Sapena, Marlon Rivera-Paz, Francisco Verdú-López
BACKGROUND: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain is an under-recognized condition. Substantial information supports the safety and effectiveness of SIJ fusion (SIJF). Long-term follow-up after SIJF has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To determine responses to conservative management (CM), SIJ denervation, and SIJF in patients with SIJ pain unresponsive to CM. METHODS: Retrospective study with long-term (up to 6 yr) follow-up of 137 patients with SIJ pain seen in an outpatient neurosurgery clinic who received either CM (n = 63), sacroiliac denervation (n = 47), or minimally invasive SIJF (n = 27)...
April 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430295/multiple-cerebral-fusiform-aneurysms-involving-the-posterior-and-anterior-circulation-including-the-anterior-cerebral-artery-a-case-report
#19
Sumit Das, Tibor Valyi-Nagy
<i>Multiple fusiform aneurysms occurring in a single patient are very uncommon. Fusiform aneurysms affecting the anterior circulation are extremely rare and reported cases involve the middle cerebral artery and internal carotid artery. We report here a case of a 55-year-old African American male who had a history of multiple strokes and who was found unresponsive prior to his latest hospital admission. Neuroimaging was remarkable for multiple fusiform aneurysms involving segments of the anterior, middle and posterior cerebral arteries as well as subarachnoid and intraparenchymal hemorrhage...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429512/tailored-approach-for-management-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Sachin Yalagudri, Ngwe Zin Thu, Soumen Devidutta, Daljeet Saggu, Ajit Thachil, Sridevi Chennapragada, Calambur Narasimhan
INTRODUCTION: Treating ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is challenging as patients present in different phase of the disease (inflammatory, scar or sometimes both). A customized approach to treatment is required for better outcomes. We describe our experience in the management of VT in CS based on the phase of the disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients were considered to have myocardial inflammation if there was an increased myocardial (18) Fluoro Deoxy Glucose (FDG) uptake in PET-CT scan of the chest (n=14)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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