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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324243/fungal-keratitis-secondary-to-trametes-betulina-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Joshua S Hardin, Deanna A Sutton, Nathan P Wiederhold, James Mele, Sunali Goyal
PURPOSE: We report the first case of human infection and keratitis secondary to Trametes betulina, a rare filamentous fungus. METHODS: Clinical examination including external and slit-lamp examination and corneal scrapings with microbiologic evaluation were performed on a patient with chronic allergic conjunctivitis, entropion and a long-standing corneal ulcer resistant to treatment. RESULTS: The culture from the corneal scraping revealed a basidiomycetous fungus which was submitted for identification...
March 21, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324167/efficacy-and-safety-of-golimumab-52-week-maintenance-therapy-in-japanese-patients-with-moderate-to-severely-active-ulcerative-colitis-a-phase-3-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-study-pursuit-j-study
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Toshifumi Hibi, Yuya Imai, Asako Senoo, Kentaro Ohta, Yoshifumi Ukyo
BACKGROUND: The global phase 3 studies of golimumab [PURSUIT-SC and PURSUIT-maintenance (M)], an anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNFα) antibody, have demonstrated clinical efficacy and safety as induction and maintenance therapies in patients with moderate to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC). This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of golimumab as maintenance therapy in the Japanese population. METHODS: In this phase 3, double-blind (DB), placebo-controlled, parallel group, randomized withdrawal study, 144 Japanese patients with moderately to severely active UC received golimumab doses of 200 mg (at week 0) and 100 mg (at week 2) subcutaneously during the 6-week open-label induction phase...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323902/no-prognostic-value-added-by-vitamin-d-pathway-snps-to-current-prognostic-system-for-melanoma-survival
#3
Li Luo, Irene Orlow, Peter A Kanetsky, Nancy E Thomas, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Marianne Berwick, Ji-Hyun Lee
The prognostic improvement attributed to genetic markers over current prognostic system has not been well studied for melanoma. The goal of this study is to evaluate the added prognostic value of Vitamin D Pathway (VitD) SNPs to currently known clinical and demographic factors such as age, sex, Breslow thickness, mitosis and ulceration (CDF). We utilized two large independent well-characterized melanoma studies: the Genes, Environment, and Melanoma (GEM) and MD Anderson studies, and performed variable selection of VitD pathway SNPs and CDF using Random Survival Forest (RSF) method in addition to Cox proportional hazards models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323717/treatment-of-lumbar-split-fracture-dislocation-with-short-segment-or-long-segment-posterior-fixation-and-anterior-fusion
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Fei Chen, Yijun Kang, Haisheng Li, Guohua Lv, Chang Lu, Jing Li, Bing Wang, Weihua Chen, Zhehao Dai
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 16 patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The lumbar split fracture-dislocation is a rare but severe injury, which is type C1.2.1 fracture in the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation spine fracture classification. The axial compressive and torsional force shattered the vertebral body into 2 halves and displaced them rotationally. This kind of fracture is so highly unstable that the treatment is very challenging. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to report and compare on clinical outcome and complications of patients with lumbar split fracture-dislocation which had been treated either short-segment or long-segment posterior fixation and anterior fusion...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323686/applying-the-pdsa-framework-to-examine-the-use-of-the-clinical-nurse-leader-to-evaluate-pressure-ulcer-reporting
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Shea Polancich, Sarah Coiner, Rebekah Barber, Terri Poe, Linda Roussel, Kelley Williams, Heather Cumbest, Kristen Noles, Ashlea Herrero, Shannon Graham, Rebecca Miltner
The clinical nurse leader (CNL) role has been cited as an effective strategy for improving care at the microsystem level. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the CNL role in an academic medical center for evaluating pressure ulcer reporting. The Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle was used as the methodological framework for the study. The CNL assessment of pressure ulcers resulted in a 21% to 50% decrease in the number of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers reported in a 3-month time period. The CNL role has potential for improving the validity and reliability of pressure ulcer reporting...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323552/helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-the-swedish-population
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Eva Doorakkers, Jesper Lagergren, Vijaya Krishna Gajulapuri, Steven Callens, Lars Engstrand, Nele Brusselaers
OBJECTIVES: Helicobacter pylori is associated with peptic ulcers and gastric cancer and its eradication aims to prevent these conditions. The recommended eradication regimen is triple therapy, consisting of a proton-pump inhibitor in combination with clarithromycin and amoxicillin or metronidazole for 7 days. Yet, other antibiotic regimens are sometimes prescribed. We aimed to assess the use of eradication therapy for H. pylori in the Swedish population during the last decade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This population-based study used data from the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register...
March 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320201/analysis-of-never-events-following-adult-cardiac-surgical-procedures-in-the-united-states
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Michael P Robich, Brianna M Krafcik, Nishant K Shah, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J Siracuse
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the risk factors, nature, and outcomes of "never events" following open adult cardiac surgical procedures. Understanding of these events can reduce their occurrence, and thereby improve patient care, quality metrics, and cost reduction. METHODS: "Never events" for patients included in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve repair/replacement, or thoracic aneurysm repair between 2003-2011 were documented...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320077/marginal-ulcers-after-one-anastomosis-mini-gastric-bypass-a-survey-of-surgeons
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K K Mahawar, A N Reed, Y N H Graham
Many surgeons believe that one anastomosis (mini) gastric bypass (OAGB/MGB) is associated with a high marginal ulcer (MU) rate and that this is associated with complications in a significant number of patients. The purpose of this survey was to find out the participant-reported incidence of MU after OAGB/MGB and its complications. We also aimed to understand practices in this cohort concerning prophylaxis, diagnosis, treatment and management of complications. Bariatric surgeons who perform OAGB/MGB procedures were invited to participate in a confidential, online survey using SurveyMonkey®...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320072/constitutive-androstane-receptor-regulates-the-intestinal-mucosal-response-to-injury
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Grace M Hudson, Kyle L Flannigan, Sarah L Erickson, Fernando A Vicentini, Alexandra Zamponi, Christina L Hirota, Laurie Alston, Christophe Altier, Subrata Ghosh, Kevin P Rioux, Sridhar Mani, Thomas K Chang, Simon A Hirota
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The pathogenesis of the inflammatory bowel diseases(IBD), composed of Crohn's disease(CD) and ulcerative colitis(UC), involves aberrant interactions between a genetically susceptible individual, their microbiota and environmental factors. Alterations in xenobiotic receptor expression and function are associated with increased risk for IBD. In the current study, we assessed the role of the constitutive androstane receptor(CAR), a xenobiotic receptor closely related to the pregnane X receptor, in the regulation of intestinal mucosal homeostasis...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319442/evaluation-of-patients-with-facial-palsy-and-ophthalmic-sequelae-a-23-year-retrospective-review
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Shannon S Joseph, Andrew W Joseph, Jane I Smith, Leslie M Niziol, David C Musch, Christine C Nelson
PURPOSE: Facial palsy (FP) can result in serious ophthalmic sequelae including loss of vision. We describe the clinical characteristics of FP patients presenting for ophthalmologic evaluation and the timing for initiating ophthalmologic care. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 96 consecutive FP patients presenting between 1992 and 2015 at a tertiary eye center. The main outcome measures were time interval from the diagnosis of FP and onset of ocular symptoms to the initial ophthalmologic evaluation (IOE), and the severity of exposure keratopathy and eyelid malposition on IOE...
March 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319416/specifics-in-the-review-of-health-documentation
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K Kacalova, B Havelkova, D Farkasova
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the work was to identify if health documentation management is depending of actually current legislation. Also to review range and consistency records. The work described forms and content of documentation, relating to treat wounds and decubitus. METHODS: A content analysis of 139 health documentation of insurer of General Health Insurance Company, which were treated by 28 home care agencies (hereinafter "HCA") and in the HCA was done directly audit in 2012 and 2014...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319289/clinical-characteristics-of-psoriasis-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-patients
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L Pescitelli, M Gianotta, F Ricceri, L Lazzeri, M Milla, F Prignano
Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) account for most cases of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). These diseases share common genetic abnormalities and pathogenic mechanisms with other immune-mediated diseases including Psoriasis (Pso) [1, 2]. A recent study investigating specifics Pso characteristics in IBD patients (phenotype, severity) revealed that in IBD patients the frequency of plaque-type Pso, nail Pso, Psoriatic Arthritis and severe Pso seems to be lower compared with non-IBD patients [3]...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319284/advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-axillae-mimicking-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Clio Dessinioti, Mikaella Plaka, Chrisa Zisimou, Eleftheria Christofidou, Christina Antoniou, Alexander J Stratigos
A 56 year-old man presented to our Hidradenitis Clinic with an exophytic, bovine-red, ulcerated plaque in the left axillae (figure 1). He reported that he was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa when this lesion first appeared 8 years ago, as a single small, occasionally purulent, nodule, that had enlarged considerably over the past 7 months. He had previously received oral and topical antibiotics with no improvement. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319279/borderline-lepromatous-leprosy-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-and-a-generalized-varicella-zoster-virus-infection
#14
Cornelis Kennedy, Bernard Naafs
We report the case of a thirty-year-old man with Mid-Borderline (BB) to Borderline Lepromatous Leprosy (BL) who was admitted to the hospital with blistering lesions on his upper and lower extremities. These lesions, which were partly filled with pus rapidly developed into erosions and ulcerations with hemorrhagic crusts. Other observations at time of admission included a tender erythematous plaque on his forehead, a drop foot on the right leg, muscle atrophy in both hands, a low grade fever, and pain and swelling in his right lower jaw...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318554/decubitus-ulcers-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-operations-do-not-influence-mortality-but-affect-resource-utilization
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J Hunter Mehaffey, Amani D Politano, Castigliano M Bhamidipati, Margaret C Tracci, Kenneth J Cherry, John A Kern, Irving L Kron, Gilbert R Upchurch
BACKGROUND: While it is anticipated that decubitus ulcers are detrimental to outcomes after vascular operations, the contemporary influence of perioperative decubitus ulcers in vascular surgery remains unknown. METHODS: Using the National Impatient Survey, all adult patients who underwent vascular operation were selected. Patients were stratified by the presence or absence (non-decubitus ulcers) of decubitus ulcer. Case-mix adjusted hierarchical mixed-models examined in-hospital mortality, the occurrence of any complication, and discharge disposition...
March 17, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318043/the-effects-of-pregnancy-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-infliximab-and-adalimumab-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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C H Seow, Y Leung, N Vande Casteele, E Ehteshami Afshar, D Tanyingoh, G Bindra, M J Stewart, P L Beck, G G Kaplan, S Ghosh, R Panaccione
BACKGROUND: Transplacental transfer of infliximab and adalimumab results in detectable drug levels in the cord blood and infant. AIM: To determine if pregnancy influenced the pharmacokinetics of anti-TNF agents in women with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Twenty-five women from the University of Calgary inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) pregnancy clinic on maintenance infliximab or adalimumab were recruited prospectively with serum bio-banking performed each trimester...
March 20, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317567/oral-mucosal-infections-insights-into-specimen-collection-and-medication-management
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REVIEW
Arvind Babu Rajendra Santosh, Baddam Venkat Ramana Reddy
Oral mucosal infections appear as localized or generalized lesions. Symptoms range from almost unnoticeable lesions to severe pain. Systemic disease, age, immunocompromised condition, and medication use are common causes. Local causes include dentures, poor oral hygiene, traumatized epithelium, ulcerations, dentures, implants, oral piercing, and reduced salivary secretion. Oral mucosal infections are underdiagnosed and microbiological diagnosis should be more frequently used. Candidiasis is most frequently diagnosed...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316985/prolonged-p-wave-and-qt-dispersion-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-remission
#18
Helen Aghdasi Bornaun, Nuh Yılmaz, Günsel Kutluk, Reyhan Dedeoğlu, Kazım Öztarhan, Gonca Keskindemirci, Aras Tulunoğlu, Fatih Şap
Objectives. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with unclear underlying aetiologies. Severe cardiac arrhythmias have been emphasised in a few studies on adult IBD patients. This study aimed to investigate the alteration of the P-wave and QT interval dispersion parameters to assess the risk of atrial conduction and ventricular repolarisation abnormalities in pediatric IBD patients. Patients and Methods. Thirty-six IBD patients in remission (UC: 20, CD: 16) aged 3-18 years and 36 age- and sex-matched control patients were enrolled in the study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316323/a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-chronic-thrombosis-of-the-splenic-artery
#19
Sevtap Arslan, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpınar
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) represents one of the most serious conditions of the gastrointestinal tract with a mortality rate of 10%. The main cause of UGIB is peptic ulcer, accounting for 28%-59% of cases. A rare cause of UGIB is submucosal arterial collaterals, which develop after splenic artery thrombosis. UGIB secondary to gastric submucosal collateral arteries should be considered in patients with endoscopic appearance of varicose veins in the absence of portal hypertension. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the only fast and noninvasive definitive imaging technique for such patients...
March 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316250/adalimumab-in-ulcerative-colitis-efficacy-safety-and-optimization-in-the-era-of-treat-to-target
#20
Miles P Sparrow
Active ulcerative colitis is associated with significant morbidity and impairment to quality of life. Adalimumab is a welcome addition to the therapeutic armamentarium for clinicians treating patients with moderate-severe ulcerative colitis refractory to conventional therapies, an indication with few prior treatment options. It offers the convenience of self-injection and is most appropriate for outpatients with moderate disease activity. Areas covered: This review briefly summarizes data from well-designed clinical trials and observational real-life studies that demonstrate the safety and efficacy of adalimumab in UC...
March 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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