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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226561/the-long-term-effects-of-faecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-gastrointestinal-symptoms-and-general-health-in-patients-with-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection
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J Jalanka, A Hillamaa, R Satokari, E Mattila, V-J Anttila, P Arkkila
BACKGROUND: Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. In short-term the treatment has been shown to be safe, however, there are no large, long-term follow-up studies looking into the potential adverse effects. AIM: To analyse the long-term effect of FMT treatment in patients with recurrent C. difficile infection and to compare the outcome to antibiotic treated patients. METHODS: Altogether 84 patients of which 45 received a FMT treatment and 39 served as controls receiving antibiotics for the infection were followed on average for 3...
December 11, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219630/fewer-adverse-effects-with-a-modified-two-bag-acetylcysteine-protocol-in-paracetamol-overdose
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Richard McNulty, Jia Min Elizabeth Lim, Pramod Chandru, Naren Gunja
OBJECTIVE: Acetylcysteine (NAC), an effective antidote for paracetamol poisoning, is commonly associated with adverse reactions. This has been postulated to be related to the rapid initial infusion rate (150 mg/kg over 1 h) of the traditional three-bag protocol. We hypothesized that a slower rate would result in fewer adverse reactions. Our institution in Western Sydney moved to a modified two-bag protocol in February 2015 - first bag: 200 mg/kg over 4 h (50 mg/kg/h) and second bag: (100 mg/kg over 16 h)...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217375/preliminary-aggregate-safety-and-immunogenicity-results-from-three-trials-of-a-purified-inactivated-zika-virus-vaccine-candidate-phase-1-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trials
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Kayvon Modjarrad, Leyi Lin, Sarah L George, Kathryn E Stephenson, Kenneth H Eckels, Rafael A De La Barrera, Richard G Jarman, Erica Sondergaard, Janice Tennant, Jessica L Ansel, Kristin Mills, Michael Koren, Merlin L Robb, Jill Barrett, Jason Thompson, Alison E Kosel, Peter Dawson, Andrew Hale, C Sabrina Tan, Stephen R Walsh, Keith E Meyer, James Brien, Trevor A Crowell, Azra Blazevic, Karla Mosby, Rafael A Larocca, Peter Abbink, Michael Boyd, Christine A Bricault, Michael S Seaman, Anne Basil, Melissa Walsh, Veronica Tonwe, Daniel F Hoft, Stephen J Thomas, Dan H Barouch, Nelson L Michael
BACKGROUND: A safe, effective, and rapidly scalable vaccine against Zika virus infection is needed. We developed a purified formalin-inactivated Zika virus vaccine (ZPIV) candidate that showed protection in mice and non-human primates against viraemia after Zika virus challenge. Here we present the preliminary results in human beings. METHODS: We did three phase 1, placebo-controlled, double-blind trials of ZPIV with aluminium hydroxide adjuvant. In all three studies, healthy adults were randomly assigned by a computer-generated list to receive 5 μg ZPIV or saline placebo, in a ratio of 4:1 at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA, or of 5:1 at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA...
December 4, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214012/evidence-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-house-dust-mite-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-in-elderly-allergic-rhinitis-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Andrzej Bożek, Krzysztof Kołodziejczyk, Renata Kozłowska, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Background: Allergen specific immunotherapy (AIT) in elderly patients is controversial, and there is still little evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of this treatment in this population. The study objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AIT for house dust mite allergens in patients over 65 years of age with allergic rhinitis (AR) and a documented allergy to house dust mites. The primary endpoint was the change from baseline in the mean average adjusted symptom score (AAdSS) and the total combined rhinitis score (TCRS) difference in the least square means for the label compared to placebo...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209676/fatal-butane-toxicity-and-delayed-onset-of-refractory-ventricular-fibrillation
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Khalid N Almulhim
A 30-year-old male was presented to the Emergency Department (ED) by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He was found unconscious but breathing normally, and had a seizure for more than 30 minutes. He was no previous history of systemic disease, previous operation, medication and any known allergy. According to the witnesses, he was alone in the coffee shop, and besides him was a lighter refill canister containing 250 ml extra purified butane gas, and he suddenly collapsed and had seizure. Six hours later, he developed ventricular fibrillation and he was not responding to amiodarone infusion, and 4 times defibrillation and cardioversion...
December 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204784/long-term-quality-of-life-changes-after-primary-septorhinoplasty
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Olcay Cem Bulut, Frank Wallner, Dare Oladokun, Claire Kayser, Michaela Plath, Eric Schulz, Peter Karl Plinkert, Ingo Baumann
PURPOSE: Health-related quality of life measurements are gaining in importance in clinical medicine. Little is known about the long-term quality of life changes after septorhinoplasty. This study was designed to analyse the long-term quality of life impacts of septorhinoplasty, using disease-specific instruments-rhinoplasty outcome evaluation (ROE) and Functional Rhinoplasty Outcome Inventory-17 (FROI-17); as well as a generic instrument-Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36). METHODS: Patients completed the FROI-17, the ROE and the SF-36 preoperatively and at 12 and 60 months postoperatively...
December 4, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204486/fracture-of-the-femoral-adapter-bolt-and-taper-adapter-in-a-modern-rotating-platform-knee-arthroplasty
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Elexis C Baral, Alexander S McLawhorn, Timothy M Wright, Edwin P Su
A 58-year-old woman presented with onset of pain associated with a popping sound after a twisting motion 4 years after left total knee revision arthroplasty. She had a complex medical history, including a reported bone cement allergy, and presented to the hospital unable to bear weight. Plain radiographs revealed a broken femoral component, with the femoral metaphyseal sleeve separated from the distal articular component. During surgery, it was observed that the femoral adapter bolt and taper adapter had both fractured...
December 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199587/liposome-based-nanomedicine-therapeutics-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Firoz Anwar, Vikas Kumar, Ruhi Ubale, Richard T Addo, Raisuddin Ali, Sohail Akhter
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a very painful severe autoimmune disease with complex pathology characterized by progressive chronic inflammation, and devastation of the synovium, cartilage, and other joint-associated structures. Significant advances in research in the area of pathophysiology, diagnosis, drug development, and targeted delivery have led to improved RA therapy and better patient compliance. Targeted drug delivery using liposomal nanomedicines significantly alleviate the challenges with conventional anti-RA medications such as off-target effects, short biological half-life, poor bioavailability, high dose-related toxicity, etc...
2017: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198911/xpert-mtb-rif-ultra-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-rifampicin-resistance-a-prospective-multicentre-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Susan E Dorman, Samuel G Schumacher, David Alland, Pamela Nabeta, Derek T Armstrong, Bonnie King, Sandra L Hall, Soumitesh Chakravorty, Daniela M Cirillo, Nestani Tukvadze, Nino Bablishvili, Wendy Stevens, Lesley Scott, Camilla Rodrigues, Mubin I Kazi, Moses Joloba, Lydia Nakiyingi, Mark P Nicol, Yonas Ghebrekristos, Irene Anyango, Wilfred Murithi, Reynaldo Dietze, Renata Lyrio Peres, Alena Skrahina, Vera Auchynka, Kamal Kishore Chopra, Mahmud Hanif, Xin Liu, Xing Yuan, Catharina C Boehme, Jerrold J Ellner, Claudia M Denkinger
BACKGROUND: The Xpert MTB/RIF assay is an automated molecular test that has improved the detection of tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance, but its sensitivity is inadequate in patients with paucibacillary disease or HIV. Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra (Xpert Ultra) was developed to overcome this limitation. We compared the diagnostic performance of Xpert Ultra with that of Xpert for detection of tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance. METHODS: In this prospective, multicentre, diagnostic accuracy study, we recruited adults with pulmonary tuberculosis symptoms presenting at primary health-care centres and hospitals in eight countries (South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, India, China, Georgia, Belarus, and Brazil)...
November 30, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196085/technology-interventions-for-nonadherence-new-approaches-to-an-old-problem
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Bruce G Bender
Nonadherence to asthma medications is well recognized. Interventions to improve adherence, however, have been only moderately successful and are not often adopted because of limited provider time, training, or institutional support. The potential for mobile communication technology to improve adherence has gathered sharply growing interest. Technology-based adherence tracking devices have been in existence for almost 3 decades, but have only recently reached a level of reliability and utility to be considered in allergy practice...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192599/medical-laboratory-technician-professional-pathologies-a-2006-2016-literature-review
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Richard Pougnet, Brice Loddé, Marie Uguen, Bénédicte Sawicki, Laurence Pougnet
The trade of laboratory technician (TL) exposes to many risks to health, because of biological or chemical or physical exposures. But the TL occupation is constantly evolving, the techniques are constantly changing. The purpose of this article is to take stock of the occupational TL pathologies which were recently described in the literature. This is a literature review, based on Medline® and Scopus® medical databases, on publications between 01/01/2006 and 31/12/2016. The research was conducted in French and English...
December 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190726/socio-demographic-health-related-and-individual-correlates-of-diagnostic-self-testing-by-lay-people-results-from-a-representative-survey-in-germany
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Pinar Kuecuekbalaban, Silke Schmidt, Manfred Beutel, Kerstin Weidner, Martina de Zwaan, Elmar Braehler, Holger Muehlan
INTRODUCTION: A broad range of self-tests (testing for e.g. HIV, cancer, hepatitis B/C) have become available and can be conducted by lay consumers without the help of a health professional. The aims of this study were to (a) investigate the prevalence of self-testing, (b) identify the most frequently used self-tests, and (c) explore the associations between socio-demographic, health-related and individual factors with self-testing. METHODS: A face-to-face plus paper-pencil cross-sectional survey was conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182437/immunotherapy-for-pet-allergies
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Tuomas Virtanen
Allergic diseases compose a serious challenge for modern societies. Their individual, medical and economical burden is large. As humans spend most of their time indoors, exposure to indoor allergens is a significant contributor to the development of allergic sensitization and respiratory allergies, such as allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma. One important source of indoor allergens are pets, in particular cats and dogs. Allergens from these and other mammals spread effectively and they are encountered widely in public places...
November 28, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181022/first-line-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-with-vonoprazan-clarithromycin-and-metronidazole-in-patients-allergic-to-penicillin
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Soichiro Sue, Nobumi Suzuki, Wataru Shibata, Tomohiko Sasaki, Hiroaki Yamada, Hiroaki Kaneko, Toshihide Tamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Masaaki Kondo, Shin Maeda
Aim: To assess the efficacy of 7-day first-line Helicobacter pylori eradication with vonoprazan (VPZ), clarithromycin (CAM), and metronidazole (MNZ) in patients with penicillin allergy. Methods: Patients with penicillin allergy, diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori infection and did not have history of Helicobacter pylori eradication, were eligible for the study. Twenty patients were prospectively treated with 20 mg VPZ twice daily, 200 or 400 mg CAM twice daily, and 250 mg MNZ twice daily for 7 days...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178674/a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-response-predictors-in-subcutaneous-allergen-immunotherapy-with-house-dust-mites-for-allergic-rhinitis
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Ji Ho Lee, Su Chin Kim, Hyunna Choi, Chang Gyu Jung, Ga Young Ban, Yoo Seob Shin, Dong Ho Nahm, Hae Sim Park, Young Min Ye
PURPOSE: House dust mites (HDM) are major allergens that cause allergic rhinitis (AR). Allergen-specific subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) has been shown to be clinically beneficial in many clinical trials. Such trials, however, are not reflective of all patient populations. The aim of this study was to describe the efficacy and safety of SCIT in routine clinical practice in Korean adults with AR sensitized to HDM. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 304 patients with AR treated at an allergy clinic of a tertiary hospital using SCIT with aluminum hydroxide-adsorbed allergen extract targeting HDM alone or with pollens for at least 1 year from 2000 to 2012...
January 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176005/could-routine-spirometry-suggest-sensitisation-in-the-military-medicine-setting
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Ignazio Cirillo, F Gallo, G Ciprandi
INTRODUCTION: Providing evidence of sensitisation is the formal requirement for allergy diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether spirometry may be able to predict sensitisation in a representative cohort of Italian Navy military personnel. METHODS: 2043 (1875 men, 168 women, mean age 28.35±11.6 years) Italian Navy military personnel were enrolled into this study. Spirometry and skin prick testing were performed to predict sensitisation. RESULTS: Sensitisation, assessed by skin prick test, was documented in 658 (32...
November 24, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174762/efficacy-of-intravenous-acetaminophen-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Philip S Huang, Scott M Gleason, Jalaal A Shah, Amy F Buros, David A Hoffman
BACKGROUND: The use of intravenous acetaminophen has seen recent enthusiasm as one component of a multimodal approach to pain management. However, there is a lack of literature examining the efficacy of intravenous acetaminophen for pain control in total joint arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous acetaminophen following primary total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 38 patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty by a single surgeon at one institution...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172121/marijuana-use-is-associated-with-hypersensitivity-to-multiple-allergens-in-us-adults
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Jin-Young Min, Kyoung-Bok Min
BACKGROUND: The recent legalization of marijuana use for both medical and recreational purposes in several states of the United Sates is expected to further increase the already high prevalence of marijuana use. Although allergic reactions are uncommon, the potential of marijuana use and cultivation to cause allergy should be considered. We aimed to investigate whether marijuana use is associated with the prevalence of sensitization to specific allergens. METHODS: A total of 2671 adults (aged 20-59 years) who participated in the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were included...
November 20, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171817/hiv-prevention-efforts-and-incidence-of-hiv-in-uganda
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M Kate Grabowski, David M Serwadda, Ronald H Gray, Gertrude Nakigozi, Godfrey Kigozi, Joseph Kagaayi, Robert Ssekubugu, Fred Nalugoda, Justin Lessler, Thomas Lutalo, Ronald M Galiwango, Fred Makumbi, Xiangrong Kong, Donna Kabatesi, Stella T Alamo, Steven Wiersma, Nelson K Sewankambo, Aaron A R Tobian, Oliver Laeyendecker, Thomas C Quinn, Steven J Reynolds, Maria J Wawer, Larry W Chang
BACKGROUND: To assess the effect of a combination strategy for prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the incidence of HIV infection, we analyzed the association between the incidence of HIV and the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and medical male circumcision in Rakai, Uganda. Changes in population-level viral-load suppression and sexual behaviors were also examined. METHODS: Between 1999 and 2016, data were collected from 30 communities with the use of 12 surveys in the Rakai Community Cohort Study, an open, population-based cohort of persons 15 to 49 years of age...
November 30, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169963/-effectiveness-of-an-assessment-of-computerised-medical-records-in-a-university-hospital
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A Conesa González, X Pastor Duran, R Lozano-Rubí
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate a sample of electronic medical records (EMR) that was sufficiently representative of the different areas of care in a university hospital, as well as to verify the effectiveness of an initial intervention through a second evaluation. METHODS: Medical records audits were performed in 2012 and 2013 by a blind peer review of random samples of care episodes, proportional to the activity of each clinical department, and with the same evaluation method being applied to all of them...
November 20, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
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