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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750471/modulation-of-the-activated-protein-c-pathway-in-severe-haemophilia-a-patients-the-effects-of-thrombomodulin-and-a%C3%A2-factor-v-stabilizing-fab
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D F Brophy, E J Martin, B M Mohammed, J C Barrett, J G Kuhn, M E Nolte, B Wiinberg, H L Holmberg, J Lund, R Salbo, E K Waters
INTRODUCTION: The thrombomodulin (TM)/activated protein C (APC) system is a key regulator of haemostasis, limiting amplification and propagation of the formed blood clot to the injury site. Dampening APC's inhibition of factor V (FV) and factor VIII (FVIII) may be a future strategy in developing next-generation therapeutic targets for haemophilia treatment. AIMS: To determine ex vivo the respective concentration-dependent effects of TM and a FV-stabilizing Fab on the APC regulatory pathway in severe FVIII-deficient blood and plasma...
July 27, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750417/prediction-of-potentially-avoidable-readmission-risk-in-a-division-of-general-internal-medicine
#2
Marc Uhlmann, Estelle Lécureux, Anne-Claude Griesser, Hong Dung Duong, Olivier Lamy
INTRODUCTION: The 30-day post-discharge readmission rate is a quality indicator that may reflect suboptimal care. The computerised algorithm SQLape® can retrospectively identify a potentially avoidable readmission (PARA) with high sensitivity and specificity. We retrospectively analysed the hospital stays of patients readmitted to the Department of Internal Medicine of the CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois) in order to quantify the proportion of PARAs and derive a risk prediction model...
July 27, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750315/a-chip-off-the-old-block-a-case-report-of-gallstone-ileus-in-which-identification-of-a-facetted-stone-was-essential-in-preventing-re-laparotomy
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James O'Kelly, Paul Begg, David Anderson
Gallstone ileus is a rare presentation, accounting for 0.1% of cases of mechanical small bowel obstruction. Patients are often elderly with significant comorbidity. Treatment is based upon laparotomy and enterolithotomy. We present the case of a 75year old lady admitted as an emergency with a 4day history of small bowel obstruction. She was found on CT scan to have an impacted gallstone in the distal ileum. At operation, her impacted stone was removed through a proximal enterostomy. The stone however was found to have a squared off edge, raising the suspicion of a second fragment within the proximal small bowel lumen...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750154/skin-hydration-microrelief-and-greasiness-of-normal-skin-in-antarctica
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Nikolai Tsankov, Dragomir Mateev, Razvigor Darlenski
BACKGROUND: The skin is the primary defence of the human body against external factors from physical, chemical, mechanical, and biologic origin. Climatic factors together with low temperature and sun radiation affect the skin. The effect of climatic conditions in Antarctica on healthy skin has not been previously addressed. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the skin hydration, greasiness, and microrelief due to the extreme climatic environmental factors during the stay of the members of the Bulgarian Antarctic expedition...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750147/micro-catheter-balloon-pinning-technique-to-facilitate-wiring-of-a-left-circumflex-cto
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Kevin N Oguayo, Chris C Oguayo, Ravi Vallabhan, James W Choi
INTRODUCTION: Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are commonly encountered during diagnostic angiograms. With recent advances, especially in experienced centers, success rates with CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have approached 80% or higher. It is important to note that despite these advancements in techniques, CTOs remain difficult to treat. We present a case of a left circumflex artery (LCX) CTO that was successfully revascularized using a microcatheter balloon pinning technique that allowed additional wire support...
July 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750059/high-levels-of-adherence-to-a-rectal-microbicide-gel-and-to-oral-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-achieved-in-mtn-017-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-and-transgender-women
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Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Ivan C Balán, William Brown, Rebecca Giguere, Curtis Dolezal, Cheng-Shiun Leu, Mark A Marzinke, Craig W Hendrix, Jeanna M Piper, Barbra A Richardson, Cynthia Grossman, Sherri Johnson, Kailazarid Gomez, Stephanie Horn, Ratiya Pamela Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Karen Patterson, Cindy Jacobson, Linda-Gail Bekker, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Anupong Chitwarakorn, Pedro Gonzales, Timothy H Holtz, Albert Liu, Kenneth H Mayer, Carmen Zorrilla, Javier Lama, Ian McGowan, Ross D Cranston
Trials to assess microbicide safety require strict adherence to prescribed regimens. If adherence is suboptimal, safety cannot be adequately assessed. MTN-017 was a phase 2, randomized sequence, open-label, expanded safety and acceptability crossover study comparing 1) daily oral emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (FTC/TDF), 2) daily use of reduced-glycerin 1% tenofovir (RG-TFV) gel applied rectally, and 3) RG-TFV gel applied before and after receptive anal intercourse (RAI)-if participants had no RAI in a week, they were asked to use two doses of gel within 24 hours...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749789/surgical-approach-to-piles-at-risk-of-severe-postoperative-pain-tricks-and-tips
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Domenico Tuscano, Linda D'Amore, Fabio Gaj, Paolo Bruzzone, Elena Annesi, Daniele Ceccarelli, Paolox Paolo Negro, Maria Romana Grimaldi, Francesco Gossetti
AIM: Aim of the present study is to propose a clinic-therapeutic course for the treatment of hemorrhoidal disease able to combine radical anatomic surgery with a painless postoperative path. MATERIAL OF STUDY: The present study is based on the evaluation of 20 selected patients who underwent radical hemorrhoidectomy for very high grade hemorrhoidal disease. The clinical course was characterized by careful bowel cleansing, hemorrhoidectomy according to Milligan-Morgan using LigaSure, intraoperative perianal infiltration of Ropivacaine and postoperative use of analgesic drugs...
July 24, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749699/patellofemoral-joint-loads-during-running-at-the-time-of-return-to-sport-in-elite-athletes-with-acl-reconstruction
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Lee Herrington, Saud Alarifi, Richard Jones
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral joint pain and degeneration are common in patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The presence of patellofemoral joint pain significantly affects the patient's ability to continue sport participation and may even affect participation in activities of daily living. The mechanisms behind patellofemoral joint pain and degeneration are unclear, but previous research has identified altered patellofemoral joint loading in individuals with patellofemoral joint pain when running...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749652/evaluating-benthic-recovery-decades-after-a-major-oil-spill-in-the-laurentian-great-lakes
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Karine Bertrand, Landis Hare
The long-term effects of oil spills on freshwater organisms have been little studied. In 1950, a large oil spill (10 million L) covered the harbor area of Parry Sound, Ontario, the deepest port in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Ecological impacts were not studied at the time, but 25 years later three-quarters of the Chironomus cucini larvae (Insecta, Diptera, Chironomidae) living in the harbor area were reported to be deformed. We returned six decades after the spill and found that the percentage of deformed larvae had returned to background levels, and that the community of burrowing invertebrates has largely recovered...
July 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749332/human-myiasis-caused-by-the-reindeer-warble-fly-hypoderma-tarandi-case-series-from-norway-2011-to-2016
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Jörgen Landehag, Andreas Skogen, Kjetil Åsbakk, Boris Kan
Hypoderma tarandi causes myiasis in reindeer and caribou (Rangifer tarandus spp.) in most northern hemisphere regions where these animals live. We report a series of 39 human myiasis cases caused by H. tarandi in Norway from 2011 to 2016. Thirty-two were residents of Finnmark, the northernmost county of Norway, one a visitor to Finnmark, and six lived in other counties of Norway where reindeer live. Clinical manifestations involved migratory dermal swellings of the face and head, enlargement of regional lymph nodes, and periorbital oedema, with or without eosinophilia...
July 20, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749311/reconstitution-of-the-peripheral-immune-repertoire-following-withdrawal-of-fingolimod
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Mahtab Ghadiri, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, Ayman Rezk, Rui Li, Mukanthu Nyirenda, David Haegert, Paul Steven Giacomini, Amit Bar-Or, Jack Antel
BACKGROUND: Following fingolimod cessation, immune reconstitution or lack thereof may have consequences for disease rebound or safety of commencing alternative therapies. OBJECTIVE: To examine the degree and profile of peripheral blood lymphocyte reconstitution following fingolimod withdrawal. METHODS: Total lymphocyte counts (TLC) and CD4+/CD8+ T-cell counts were measured in 18 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients pre-treatment, on fingolimod, and up to 8-9 months post-cessation...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749267/comparison-of-isoflurane-and-sevoflurane-for-short-term-anesthesia-in-meerkats-suricata-suricatta-are-there-benefits-that-outweigh-costs
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Taina B Strike, Jon Bielby, Yedra Feltrer, Hatim I K Alibhai, Matthew Rendle, David M Neilson
Meerkats ( Suricata suricatta ) are routinely anesthetized with isoflurane in zoo and field settings. Twenty healthy adult meerkats of mixed age and sex held in the Zoological Society of London's collection were anesthetized with 4% isoflurane by face mask for routine health examinations. The procedure was repeated 5 mo later in the same group of animals utilizing sevoflurane at 5% for induction, and again 3 mo later with sevoflurane at 6.5% for induction to approximate equipotency with isoflurane. The speed and quality of induction and recovery were compared between the two volatile anesthetic agents...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749266/epidemiologic-evaluation-of-elephant-endotheliotropic-herpesvirus-3b-infection-in-an-african-elephant-loxodonta-africana
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Ellen Bronson, Michael McClure, Jennifer Sohl, Ellen Wiedner, Sherry Cox, Erin M Latimer, Virginia R Pearson, Gary S Hayward, Angela Fuery, Paul D Ling
This epidemiologic study follows a 5-yr-old male African elephant ( Loxodonta africana ) during an episode of hemorrhagic disease (HD) due to elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 3B (EEHV3B) utilizing data from complete blood counts, electrophoresis and acute phase protein analysis, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of multiple body fluids during and after the clinical episode. The elephant presented with sudden onset of marked lethargy and inappetence followed by hypersalivation, hyperemia of the conjunctivae and focally on the tongue, and swellings on the head and ventrum...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749228/-it-changed-everything-and-not-all-in-a-bad-way-reflections-of-pediatric-cancer-experiences
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Monica L Molinaro, Paula C Fletcher
Pediatric cancer, otherwise known as childhood cancer, is devastating to both children and their families. All individuals in a family are often physically, psychologically, and socially affected. Using the qualitative theoretical orientation of interpretive phenomenology, interviews were conducted with 10 pediatric cancer survivors and 9 of their support persons to gain a more holistic understanding of the pediatric cancer experiences of children and their families. A total of 4 themes emerged from the data, however only the past experiences of the survivors and their recollection of their pediatric journeys will be discussed...
September 2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749151/on-the-boundary-conditions-of-effort-losses-and-effort-gains-in-action-teams
#15
Joachim Hüffmeier, Michael Filusch, Jens Mazei, Guido Hertel, Andreas Mojzisch, Stefan Krumm
While people's willingness to work hard can be reduced in teams (i.e., effort losses in teams as compared with individual work), it is less recognized that teamwork can also stimulate additional efforts (i.e., effort gains). Building on and extending existing theory, we (a) suggest an integration of these two research streams, and (b) provide evidence for team-related effort gains in action teams. In a first study, we tested our predictions by reanalyzing a field data set of 302,576 swimming performances in individual and relay races (Neugart & Richiardi, 2013)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749095/a-new-arterial-mechanical-property-indicator-reflecting-differences-in-invasive-stimulus-intensity-induced-by-alteration-of-remifentanil-concentration-during-laryngoscopy
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Kensuke Yanabe, Ryuji Nakamura, Noboru Saeki, Elbegzaya Sukhdorj, Abdugheni Kutluk, Hiroki Hirano, Harutoyo Hirano, Masao Yoshizumi, Toshio Tsuji, Masashi Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Reliable analgesia monitoring is not available for general anaesthesia cases. In 2003, we introduced a method to characterise arterial mechanical properties, which we termed arterial stiffness (K). However, it is unclear whether differences in K actually indicate changes in the intensity of a noxious stimulus. Thus, we examined the relationship between stress intensity and the value of K. METHODS: Thirty patients under general anaesthesia were randomly divided into two remifentanil concentration groups (2 and 6 ng/ml)...
July 26, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748885/cardiac-status-in-children-with-acute-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
#17
Tushar Idhate, Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag
Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is the most common type of glomerulonephritis seen in children. It can affect multiple organs with heart being frequently involved. Yet, there are very few studies on cardiac status in children with PSGN and hence this study was conducted. All consecutive children from 1 month to 12 years of age, admitted over a two-year period with a diagnosis of PSGN, were included in the study. An electrocardiogram (ECG) and two-dimensional echocardiogram were performed in all patients on admission and repeated at six and 12 weeks, if abnormal...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748803/serial-mri-scan-of-posterior-fossa-tumours-predict-patients-at-risk-of-developing-neurocognitive-impairment
#18
Ramadhan Othman, Kurdistan Gh Abdullah
Background: Brain tumours are the most common solid tumours in children. More than 50% of these tumours develop in the posterior cranial fossa. Long term survivors of posterior fossa tumours (PFT) suffer from neurocognitive and memory issues. We hypothesized that serial MRI scanning of brain would show differences in hippocampal and ACC volume change in PFT patients treated with and without chemo-radiotherapy. Material and Methods: Twelve patients (8 females and 4 males) underwent 76 serial MR imaging examinations before and during treatment for posterior fossa tumours...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748782/dengue-virus-exported-from-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-to-japan-june-2017
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Tetsuya Suzuki, Satoshi Kutsuna, Satoshi Taniguchi, Shigeru Tajima, Takahiro Maeki, Fumihiro Kato, Chang-Kweng Lim, Masayuki Saijo, Motoyuki Tsuboi, Kei Yamamoto, Shinichiro Morioka, Masahiro Ishikane, Kayoko Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Norio Ohmagari
Since April 2017, a dengue fever outbreak has been ongoing in Côte d'Ivoire. We diagnosed dengue fever (type 2 virus) in a traveler returning to Japan from Côte d'Ivoire. Phylogenetic analysis revealed strain homology with the Burkina Faso 2016 strain. This case may serve as an alert to possible disease spread outside Africa.
October 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748749/spyridon-magginas-1839-1920-and-one-of-the-first-successful-radical-nephrectomies
#20
Antonis A Kousoulis, Gregory Tsoucalas
Spyridon Magginas was among the Greek doctors of the turn of the century who trained abroad with the hope of returning to their native country to offer their services. He became a professor in the "Othonion University" of Athens to promote surgery among young physicians. He was raised in an upper social class family and, reportedly, had an arrogant behaviour, which occasionally led him to have ineffective patient interactions. His patient, and an important Greek writer, Emmanuel Rhoides, nicknamed him the "surgeon beast" for neglecting his case...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
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