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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645737/alfapump-system-vs-large-volume-paracentesis-for-refractory-ascites-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study
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Christophe Bureau, Danielle Adebayo, Mael Chalret de Rieu, Laure Elkrief, Dominique Valla, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Anne McCune, Victor Vargas, Macarena Simon-Talero, Juan Cordoba, Paolo Angeli, Silvia Rosi, Stewart MacDonald, Massimo Malago, Maria Stepanova, Zobair M Younossi, Claudia Trepte, Randall Watson, Oleg Borisenko, Sun Sun, Neil Inhaber, Rajiv Jalan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with refractory ascites (RA) require repeated large volume paracenteses (LVP), which involves frequent hospital visits and is associated with poor quality-of-life. This study assessed safety and efficacy of an automated, low-flow pump (alfapump [AP]) compared with LVP [SoC]. METHODS: Randomized, controlled trial, in 7 centers, with 6M patient observation. Primary outcome was time to first LVP. Secondary outcomes included paracentesis requirement, safety, health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL), and survival...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645715/agents-mechanisms-and-clinical-features-of-non-scald-burns-in-children-a-prospective-uk-study
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E L Johnson, S Maguire, L I Hollén, D Nuttall, D Rea, A M Kemp
AIMS: To inform childhood burn prevention by identifying demographics, clinical features and circumstances of unintentional non-scald burns. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted across Cardiff, Bristol and Manchester, including six emergency departments, three minor injury units and one burns unit between 13/01/2013-01/10/2015. Data collected for children aged <16 years with any burn (scald, contact, flame, radiation, chemical, electrical, friction) included: demographics, circumstances of injury and clinical features...
June 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644933/survey-of-hand-and-upper-extremity-injuries-among-rock-climbers
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Clayton E Nelson, Ghazi M Rayan, Dustin I Judd, Kai Ding, Julie A Stoner
BACKGROUND: Rock climbing first evolved as a sport in the late 18th century. With its growing popularity, the number of rock climbing-related injuries has potential to increase, spurring a rise in the number of articles associated with it. Despite the available literature, there remains a paucity of information about upper extremity injuries sustained by rock climbers, and no studies to date have focused on gender-specific injuries. METHODS: A 24-question online survey was distributed to rock climbers about upper extremity injuries sustained during rock climbing...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644205/the-unrecognized-epidemic-of-electronic-cigarette-burns
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Jesus I Ramirez, Catherine A Ridgway, Jeanne G Lee, Bruce M Potenza, Soman Sen, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Pirko Maguina
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine as an inhaled aerosol. They originated from China in 2007 and their use has rapidly increased worldwide in the past decade, yet they remain largely unregulated. Reports of injuries associated with their use have appeared as unusual events in the news media and as case reports in the medical literature. This study was undertaken to explore e-cigarettes as a mechanism of burn injury. Referral records to three burn centers from January 2007 to July 2016 were searched to identify patients with injuries caused by e-cigarettes...
July 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643721/surgical-treatment-of-metarhizium-anisopliae-sclerokeratitis-and-endophthalmitis
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Dan Derhy, Arnaud Sauer, Marcela Sabou, Jonathan Letsch, Ermanno Candolfi, Valérie Letscher-Bru, Tristan Bourcier
A 55-year-old nurse was referred with a 5-month history of right eye corneal abscess. The initial injury occurred when doing lawn work. The infection worsened despite multiple antibiotic, antiviral, and steroid treatments. Visual acuity was limited to hand motion. On examination, there was keratitis, ocular hypertension, and a secondary cataract. Corneal scrapings grew a filamentous fungus, identified as Metarhizium anisopliae (MA). Despite intensive antifungal treatment with topical, intravitreous, and systemic voriconazole, purulent corneal melting and scleritis with endophthalmitis rapidly appeared...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640103/occupational-injuries-among-pediatric-orthopedic-surgeons-how-serious-is-the-problem
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Abdulmonem M Alsiddiky, Raheef Alatassi, Saad M Altamimi, Mahdi M Alqarni, Saud M Alfayez
In this cross-sectional study, we surveyed all pediatric orthopedic surgeons in Saudi Arabia using an anonymous electronic questionnaire composed of 23 items to identify the rate of occupational injuries and obtain other relevant information. Thirty-nine participants completed the questionnaire (response rate: 83%). Participants who sustained occupational injuries throughout their careers represented 82.5%. The most injured areas were the hands, eyes, and back by 54.5%, 24.2%, and 15.2%, respectively. Approximately 11...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640089/functional-outcomes-of-gartland-iii-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-with-early-neurovascular-complications-in-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Sung Il Wang, Tae Young Kwon, Hong Pil Hwang, Jung Ryul Kim
This was a retrospective observational study. The aim of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes in children treated for Gartland III supracondylar humerus (SCH) fracture with neurovascular (NV) injuries using validated outcome measures. A secondary goal was to determine whether clinical parameters such as age at injury, sex, weight, fracture site, and/or direction of displacement could predict NV injury at the time of fracture or long-term functional outcomes in these patients.One hundred fifty-four patients of Gartland III SCH fractures between March 2004 and May 2013 were studied retrospectively...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638948/does-socioeconomic-status-influence-the-epidemiology-and-outcome-of-distal-radial-fractures-in-adults
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N D Clement, A D Duckworth, N R Wickramasinghe, C M Court-Brown, M M McQueen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study in adult patients with a distal radial fracture was to determine whether socioeconomic status influenced the epidemiology, mechanism of injury, fracture severity, or the outcome according to function, radiographic assessment, and rate of associated complications. METHODS: We identified 3983 distal radial fractures over a 7-year period. Socioeconomic status was assigned using the Carstairs score, and the population was divided into quintiles depending on deprivation...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637157/maximal-and-submaximal-aerobic-tests-for-wheelchair-dependent-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review-to-summarize-and-identify-useful-applications-for-clinical-rehabilitation
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Sophia Eerden, Rienk Dekker, Florentina J Hettinga
PURPOSE: To summarize the available maximal and submaximal aerobic exercise tests for wheelchair-dependent persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and to identify useful applications for clinical rehabilitation. METHOD: The databases of PubMed, CINAHL(®), EMBASE, and PsycINFO(®) were searched for English-language studies published prior to March 2015. Two independent raters identified and examined studies that reported on laboratory-based aerobic exercise tests in persons with an SCI, according to the PRISMA statement...
March 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637143/validity-and-reliability-of-an-activity-monitor-to-quantify-arm-movements-and-activity-in-adults-following-distal-radius-fracture
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Andrea M Bruder, Jodie A McClelland, Nora Shields, Karen J Dodd, Raphael Hau, Alexander T M van de Water, Nicholas F Taylor
PURPOSE: To examine the validity and reliability of an activity monitor to estimate upper limb activity. METHODS: Thirty-two adults after distal radial fracture were recruited. 15 adults performed five upper limb activities during two testing sessions, one week apart to investigate criterion validity against the criterion reference of three-dimensional motion analysis, convergent validity, and test-retest reliability. 17 adults in two therapy groups wore monitors for three consecutive days at baseline and six weeks post-intervention...
February 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635523/long-term-paired-associative-stimulation-enhances-motor-output-of-the-tetraplegic-hand
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Aleksandra Tolmacheva, Sarianna Savolainen, Erika Kirveskari, Pantelis Lioumis, Linda Kuusela, Nina Maria Brandstack, Aarne Ylinen, Jyrki Mäkelä, Anastasia Shulga
A large proportion of spinal cord injuries are incomplete. Even in clinically complete injuries, silent nonfunctional connections can be present. Therapeutic approaches that can strengthen transmission in weak neural connections to improve motor performance are needed. Our aim was to determine whether long-term delivery of paired associative stimulation (PAS, a combination of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS)) can enhance motor output in the hands of patients with chronic traumatic tetraplegia, and to compare this technique with long-term PNS...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635439/social-and-occupational-factors-associated-with-psychological-wellbeing-among-occupational-groups-affected-by-disaster-a-systematic-review
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Samantha K Brooks, Rebecca Dunn, Richard Amlôt, G James Rubin, Neil Greenberg
BACKGROUND: The psychological impact of disasters has been well-documented; less attention has been paid to factors affecting the wellbeing of those exposed to disasters as occupational groups. AIMS: To conduct a systematic literature review identifying social and occupational factors affecting the wellbeing of disaster-exposed employees; to use these factors to identify recommendations for potential interventions. METHOD: Four electronic literature databases were searched; reference lists of relevant papers were hand-searched...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632658/the-retrograde-antegrade-retrograde-technique-for-successful-placement-of-a-retrograde-superior-ramus-screw
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David J Weatherby, Milton L Chip Routt, Jonathan G Eastman
Stabilization of pelvic ring injuries and certain acetabular fractures using percutaneous techniques is becoming increasingly more common. Intramedullary superior ramus screw fixation is beneficial in both injury types. While implants can be placed in an antegrade or retrograde direction, parasymphyseal ramus fractures benefit from retrograde implant insertion. In some patients, the parabolic osseous anatomy or obstructing soft tissues of the anterior pelvis or thigh can prevent appropriate hand and instrumentation positioning for appropriate retrograde ramus screw insertion through the entire osseous fixation pathway...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632594/outcome-of-early-and-late-diagnosed-essex-lopresti-injury
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Marc Schnetzke, Felix Porschke, Karin Hoppe, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Paul-Alfred Gruetzner, Thorsten Guehring
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the outcomes in a large series of Essex-Lopresti injuries (ELIs) and to compare patients with early and late diagnoses. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with an ELI (average age and standard deviation [SD], 46 ± 10 years) who were followed for a minimum of 2 years were included in the study. Patients were grouped according to whether the ELI had been diagnosed early (on the day of the injury) or late (>4 weeks after the radial head injury)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632575/clinical-profile-etiology-and-outcome-of-infantile-ocular-trauma-a-developing-country-perspective
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Vedang D Shah, Madhu Uddaraju, Amitabh Singh, Rashmi Ranjan Das
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to study the clinical profile, etiology, and outcome of infantile ocular trauma in a developing country setting. METHODS: A retrospective study on corneal trauma in infants (≤12 months old) was undertaken in a tertiary care hospital during a 2-year period. An analysis of clinical profile, etiology, microbiological profile, clinical course, and outcome was studied. RESULTS: Seventy-six infants were included...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632524/callosal-motor-impersistence-a-novel-disconnection-syndrome
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Hee Jin Kim, Dongyeop Kim, Da-Heen Won, Juhee Chin, Kwang Ho Lee, Sang Won Seo, Kenneth M Heilman, Duk L Na
Motor impersistence, an inability to sustain a certain position or movement, is a motor-intentional disorder, caused more often by right than left hemisphere lesions. Since the right hemisphere is dominant for mediating motor persistence, callosal lesions that disconnect the left hemisphere from the right may induce impersistence of the right upper and lower limbs. After an undiagnosed left callosal infarction, a 65-year-old right-handed man suddenly developed a transient loss of volitional movement of his left leg...
June 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630754/nerve-injuries-of-the-upper-extremity-and-hand
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Lars B Dahlin, Mikael Wiberg
A nerve injury has a profound impact on the patient's daily life due to the impaired sensory and motor function, impaired dexterity, sensitivity to cold as well as eventual pain problems.To perform an appropriate treatment of nerve injuries, a correct diagnosis must be made, where the injury is properly classified, leading to an optimal surgical approach and technique, where timing of surgery is also important for the outcome.Knowledge about the nerve regeneration process, where delicate processes occur in neurons, non-neuronal cells (i...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629484/outbreak-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-skin-or-soft-tissue-infections-associated-with-handling-fish-new-york-city-2013-2014
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K Yacisin, J L Hsieh, D Weiss, J Ackelsberg, E Lee, L Jones, Y L Leung, L Li, J Yung, S Slavinski, H Hanson, A Ridpath, J Kornblum, Y Lin, S Robbe-Austerman, J Rakeman, U Siemetzki-Kapoor, T Stuber, S K Greene
Mycobacterium marinum, a bacterium found in freshwater and saltwater, can infect persons with direct exposure to fish or aquariums. During December 2013, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene learned of four suspected or confirmed M. marinum skin or soft tissue infections (SSTIs) among persons who purchased whole fish from Chinese markets. Ninety-eight case-patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) SSTIs were identified with onset June 2013-March 2014. Of these, 77 (79%) were female...
June 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629210/activation-of-igf-i-survival-signaling-and-its-compensative-inhibition-of-the-cardiac-apoptosis-on-carotid-arteries-balloon-injured-rat-hearts
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Cheng-Hong Hsieh, Peiying Pai, Jia-Ping Wu, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chieh-Hsi Wu, Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Cecilia Hsuan Day, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Ho-Lin Chuang, Chih-Yang Huang
In this study, a rat carotid balloon injury-animal model was used to elucidate the temporal relation of hypertrophy in the progression of cardiac damage and the role of IGF-I survival pathway on course of the cardiac damage. Rats were subjected to carotid balloon-injury and examined at different time points. We further studied the heart-weight/body-weight-ratio, histology and protein expression to understand the pathological events associated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) induced damages...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625698/a-cold-hard-menace-a-contaminated-ice-machine-as-a-potential-source-for-transmission-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Anubhav Kanwar, T Nicholas Domitrovic, Sreelatha Koganti, Peter Fuldauer, Jennifer L Cadnum, Robert A Bonomo, Curtis J Donskey
During an investigation of potential sources of transmission of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli on a spinal cord injury unit, we recovered genetically related carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from the stool of 3 patients, the hands of a nurse, and an ice machine water outlet spout and drain. Our findings suggest that contaminated ice machines could serve as a potential reservoir for dissemination of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli.
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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