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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426113/health-problems-among-thai-tourists-returning-from-india
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Jutarmas Olanwijitwong, Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Kittiyod Poovorawan, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Pongdej Wichainprasast, Terapong Tantawichien
Background: The number of Thai tourists visiting India is increasing each year. Most studies investigating health problems among international travellers to India have focused on travellers from Europe or North America, and the applicability of these studies to Asian travellers is unknown. Methods: This cross-sectional study used data collected from Thai tourists who had recently completed a trip to India. A questionnaire on demographic data, travel characteristics, pre-travel health preparation, and health problems during the trip to India was administered...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423388/a-national-study-of-the-effect-of-race-socioeconomic-status-and-gender-on-burn-outcomes
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Hala Bedri, Kathleen S Romanowski, Junlin Liao, Ghassan Al-Ramahi, Jason Heard, Thomas Granchi, Lucy Wibbenmeyer
Age, burn size, and inhalation injury are the major contributing variables related to burn mortality. While the female gender has been linked to higher mortality, the impact of socioeconomic status has not been well studied. The interplay between these three factors is also unknown. This study sought to clarify the effects of these variables on outcomes in a national sample of patients with burns. A retrospective review of 172,640 patient records of the National Burn Repository (version 8, 2002-2011) data was conducted...
May 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412613/intensified-emotion-perception-in-depression-differences-in-physiological-arousal-and-subjective-perceptions
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Sofia Wenzler, Marleen Hagen, Mika P Tarvainen, Marietheres Hilke, Naddy Ghirmai, Ann-Caitlin Huthmacher, Marco Trettin, Rolf van Dick, Andreas Reif, Viola Oertel-Knöchel
People suffering from depression perceive themselves and their surroundings as more negative than healthy ones. An explanation might be that depressed individuals experience negative information as more stressful than non-depressed subjects and, consequently, respond in an amplified manner on a subjective and physiological level. To test this proposition, we presented 41 patients with recurrent depressive episodes and 42 controls with stimuli from the International Affective Picture System split into three valence categories while different parameters of physiological arousal (e...
April 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410917/the-relative-contribution-of-provider-and-ed-level-factors-to-variation-among-the-top-15-reasons-for-ed-admission
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Imad Khojah, Suhui Li, Qian Luo, Griffin Davis, Jessica E Galarraga, Michael Granovsky, Ori Litvak, Samuel Davis, Robert Shesser, Jesse M Pines
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine adult emergency department (ED) admission rates for the top 15 most frequently admitted conditions, and assess the relative contribution in admission rate variation attributable to the provider and hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of ED encounters (≥18years) from 19 EDs and 603 providers (January 2012-December 2013), linked to the Area Health Resources File for county-level information on healthcare resources...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401320/the-virulence-factors-of-group-a-streptococcus-strains-isolated-from-invasive-and-non-invasive-infections-in-polish-and-german-centres-2009-2011
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M Strus, P B Heczko, E Golińska, A Tomusiak, A Chmielarczyk, M Dorycka, M van der Linden, A Samet, A Piórkowska
Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) is one of the major human pathogenic bacteria that cause a wide range of diseases. Currently, increased incidence of streptococcal invasive infections is observed worldwide. In this study, we focused on the prevalence of genes encoding superantigens and type M proteins in the population of GAS strains from invasive versus non-invasive infections. We tested 253 GAS strains: 48 strains from patients with invasive infections (18 from wound/deep skin localization, 30 from women in labour) and 205 strains from non-invasive forms (147 from common infections of the upper respiratory, 49 from the vagina of females with genital tract infections and 9 from non-invasive wound and superficial skin infections)...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398924/factors-leading-to-transmission-risk-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Kerri A Thom, Clare Rock, Sarah S Jackson, J Kristie Johnson, Arjun Srinivasan, Laurence S Magder, Mary-Claire Roghmann, Robert A Bonomo, Anthony D Harris
OBJECTIVES: To identify patient and healthcare worker factors associated with transmission risk of Acinetobacter baumannii during patient care. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: ICUs at a tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS: Adult ICU patients known to be infected or colonized with A. baumannii. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Cultures of skin, respiratory tract, and the perianal area were obtained from participants and evaluated for the presence of A...
April 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392046/efficacy-and-safety-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-antagonists-in-refractory-sarcoidosis-a-multicenter-study-of-132-patients
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Yvan Jamilloux, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Catherine Chapelon-Abric, Delphine Maucort-Boulch, Alicia Marquet, Laurent Pérard, Laurence Bouillet, Alban Deroux, Sébastien Abad, Philip Bielefeld, Diane Bouvry, Marc André, Nicolas Noel, Boris Bienvenu, Alice Proux, Sandra Vukusic, Bahram Bodaghi, Françoise Sarrot-Reynauld, Jean Iwaz, Zahir Amoura, Christiane Broussolle, Patrice Cacoub, David Saadoun, Dominique Valeyre, Pascal Sève
INTRODUCTION: The off-label use of TNF antagonists in refractory sarcoidosis is increasingly reported but data on their efficacy and safety are still insufficient. OBJECTIVE: To report on efficacy and safety of TNF antagonists in severe and refractory sarcoidosis. METHODS: Examination of retrospective demographic, clinical, therapeutic, and adverse event data on 132 sarcoidosis patients (58% women; mean (min-max) age = 45.5 (14-78) years) given TNF antagonists (mainly infliximab, 91%) and investigation of response-linked factors...
March 8, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369684/gut-microbiome-standardization-in-control-and-experimental-mice
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Kathy D McCoy, Markus B Geuking, Francesca Ronchi
Mouse models are used extensively to study human health and to investigate the mechanisms underlying human disease. In the past, most animal studies were performed without taking into consideration the impact of the microbiota. However, the microbiota that colonizes all body surfaces, including the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, and skin, heavily impacts nearly every aspect of host physiology. When performing studies utilizing mouse models it is critical to understand that the microbiome is heavily impacted by environmental factors, including (but not limited to) food, bedding, caging, and temperature...
April 3, 2017: Current Protocols in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369454/general-practitioner-trainees-in-consultation-generation-of-clinical-questions-for-later-answering-prevalence-and-associations
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Parker Magin, Amanda Tapley, Andrew Davey, Simon Morgan, Elizabeth Holliday, Jean Ball, Susan Wearne, Kim Henderson, Nigel Catzikiris, Katie Mulquiney, Neil Spike, Rohan Kerr, Mieke van Driel
Background.: As well as generating patient-specific questions, patient consultations are a rich source of questions relating to clinicians' need to acquire or maintain wider clinical knowledge. This is especially so for GP trainees. Objectives.: To establish the prevalence and associations of GP trainees' generation of 'learning goals' (LGs: questions generated during clinical consultations for intended post-consultation answering). Also, to characterize the type of learning goals generated...
March 24, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361440/acid-suppressive-therapy-and-risk-of-infections-pros-and-cons
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REVIEW
Leon Fisher, Alexander Fisher
This narrative review summarises the benefits, risks and appropriate use of acid-suppressing drugs (ASDs), proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists, advocating a rationale balanced and individualised approach aimed to minimise any serious adverse consequences. It focuses on current controversies on the potential of ASDs to contribute to infections-bacterial, parasitic, fungal, protozoan and viral, particularly in the elderly, comprehensively and critically discusses the growing body of observational literature linking ASD use to a variety of enteric, respiratory, skin and systemic infectious diseases and complications (Clostridium difficile diarrhoea, pneumonia, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, septicaemia and other)...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359131/-sports-injuries-and-illnesses-of-the-german-national-team-during-the-2016-olympic-summer-games-in-rio-de-janeiro
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Casper Grim, Thilo Hotfiel, Martin Engelhardt, Syndey Plewinski, Olav Spahl, Bernd Wolfarth
Background This article aims to survey and describe the injuries and illnesses of the German Team during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Methods Through an electronic documentation system, injuries and illnesses requiring treatment were recorded and evaluated. An injury or illness was defined as any physical symptom that required medical attention and impaired participation in training and/or competition. The classification distinguished between type of injury (acute or overload), region and type of illness (infections, skin, allergy, etc...
January 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358871/post-licensure-safety-evaluation-of-dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-in-the-three-major-ecological-zones-across-ghana
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Abraham R Oduro, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Margaret Gyapong, Isaac Osei, Alex Adjei, Abena Yawson, Edward Sobe, Rita Baiden, Martin Adjuik, Fred Binka
BACKGROUND: Uncommon and rare adverse events (AEs), with delayed onset may not be detected before new drugs are licensed and deployed. The present study examined the post licensure safety of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHP) as an additional treatment for malaria in Ghana. The relationship between the incidence of AEs, treatment completion rate, participant characteristics and concomitant medications are reported. METHODS: A study conducted from September 2013 to June 2014 in Navrongo, Kintampo and Dodowa health research centres in Ghana is presented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355138/ultrasound-to-detect-pressure-related-deep-tissue-injuries-in-adults-admitted-via-the-emergency-department-a-prospective-descriptive-pilot-study
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Jonathan Scheiner, Karen Farid, Mark Raden, Seleshi Demisse
Stage 4 pressure ulcers (PUs) start with tissue death at the level of the bone, also known as deep tissue injury (DTI). Studies have shown the appearance of DTI on the skin is delayed for several days after the original pressure-related injury to the deep soft tissues. Studies also suggest DTI can be seen using ultrasound (US) technology. A prospective, descriptive, correlational pilot study was conducted to evaluate the use of US technology to detect DTI in the soft tissues that are not visible on the skin upon hospital admission...
March 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318782/role-of-the-microbiome-in-swine-respiratory-disease
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REVIEW
Megan C Niederwerder
Microbiome is a term used to describe the community of microorganisms that live on the skin and mucosal surfaces of animals. The gastrointestinal microbiome is essential for proper nutrition and immunity. How the gastrointestinal microbiome impacts primary respiratory or systemic infections is an emerging area of study. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is caused by a systemic virus infection with primary lung pathology and continues to be the most costly disease of swine worldwide. Recent studies have demonstrated that improved outcome after experimental infection with PRRS virus and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is associated with increased fecal microbiome diversity and the presence of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli...
March 2, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273659/self-reported-allergic-rhinitis-and-or-allergic-conjunctivitis-associate-with-il13-rs20541-polymorphism-in-finnish-adult-asthma-patients
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Kati Ådjers, Annika Luukkainen, Juha Pekkanen, Mikko Hurme, Heini Huhtala, Risto Renkonen, De Yun Wang, Mika J Mäkelä, Jussi Karjalainen, Sanna Toppila-Salmi
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to observe factors associated with IL13 rs20541 polymorphism and other factors with or without allergic comorbidities such as subject-reported allergic rhinitis (AR) and/or allergic conjunctivitis (AC) symptoms in adult asthmatics. METHODS: A population-based sample of Finnish adult asthma patients (n = 1,156) and matched controls (n = 1,792) filled in a questionnaire. Asthma was diagnosed based on a typical history of asthma symptoms and lung function tests...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261938/mast-cell-disorders-in-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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REVIEW
Suranjith L Seneviratne, Anne Maitland, Lawrence Afrin
Well known for their role in allergic disorders, mast cells (MCs) play a key role in homeostatic mechanisms and surveillance, recognizing and responding to different pathogens, and tissue injury, with an array of chemical mediators. After being recruited to connective tissues, resident MCs progenitors undergo further differentiation, under the influence of signals from surrounding microenvironment. It is the differential tissue homing and local maturation factors which result in a diverse population of resident MC phenotypes...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216501/-retrospective-analysis-on-337-cases-of-%C3%A2-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura
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Lijun Zhao, Yaping Li
To determine differences in incidence, causes, clinical manifestation,prognosis between children and adults in patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP).
 Methods: We retrospectively analyzed clinical data of 337 patients who hospitalized in the Department of Dermatology, Peace Hospital affiliated to Changzhi Medical College from Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2016. All patients were divided into two groups by age: a child group (patients were less than 14 years old) and an adult group (patients were more than or equal to 14 years old)...
January 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209048/waste-exposure-and-skin-diseases
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Matteo Megna, Maddalena Napolitano, Claudia Costa, Nicola Balato, Cataldo Patruno
Waste is a composite mixture of different substances including endotoxins, organic dust and bio-aerosol stuffed with micro-organisms, as well as various toxic organic and inorganic chemicals, which may be intrinsically hazardous to human health. Therefore, health risks may derive from direct or indirect contact with garbage. Although few epidemiological and clinical surveys investigated on the adverse effects of garbage exposure on human health, particularly regarding respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and mucous membranes systems, only very limited data are available on the relationship between waste exposure and cutaneous diseases...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162010/genetic-risk-factors-for-serious-infections-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Saranya Sasidharan, Vijay Yajnik, Hamed Khalili, John Garber, Ramnik Xavier, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
INTRODUCTION: Immunosuppression, the cornerstone of management of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) (inflammatory bowel diseases; IBD) is associated with an increased risk of serious infections that is inadequately predicted by clinical risk factors. The role of genetics in determining susceptibility to infections is unknown. METHODS: From a prospective-consented patient registry, we identified IBD patients with serious infections requiring hospitalization...
February 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154360/health-impact-assessment-of-asian-dust-cross-border-air-pollutant-and-necessary-preventive-measure
#20
REVIEW
Kazunari Onishi
The health effects of Asian dust (mineral dust) originating from dry lands such as the Gobi Desert and Taklamakan Desert have recently been a concern. In addition to Asian dust, transboundary airborne microparticles that reach Japan include various types of aerosol, such as artificial air pollutants and smoke from combustion. They originate from densely populated areas and are transported along the same route as Asian dust. We analyzed environmental factors and subjective symptoms involving the respiratory organ, nose, eyes, and skin using a conventional equation for estimation, and found that symptoms with a significant risk of worsening varied according to the type of pollutants reaching Japan...
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
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