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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527401/prognostic-factors-on-graft-versus-host-disease-free-and-relapse-free-survival-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-adults-with-acute-leukemia
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Jie Tan, Ya Wang, Si-Jian Yu, Yong-Yong Ma, Hu-Yi Lei, Qi-Fa Liu
The cure of acute leukemia by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is closely linked to major complications leading to adverse outcomes, including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), disease relapse and death. This study retrospectively investigated a consecutive series of 312 adult patients with acute leukemia receiving allo-HSCT by using a novel concept of GVHD-free/relapse-free survival (GRFS), and further evaluated the impact of clinical factors on GRFS. Results indicated that the 1- and 2-year GRFS were 54...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527278/-drug-rash-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-induced-by-carbamazepine-case-report
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Jorge Alonso Marín, Mayra Alexandra Ortega, Isaura Pilar Sánchez, José Armando Pacheco
Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a hypersensitivity reaction associated with a variety of drugs, mainly anticonvulsants, which is characterized by systemic symptoms and erythematous lesions, common to other toxicodermas. It is an uncommon clinical entity that requires a high suspicion by clinical staff given its varied initial presentation, and the fact that symptoms can overlap with those of other adverse cutaneous reactions to drugs. Without early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, mortality increases...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527263/-racemose-neurocysticercosis-neuroimaging-guides-the-diagnosis
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Carlos Hugo Zapata, Sergio Alberto Vargas, Carlos Santiago Uribe
Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of parasitosis of the central nervous system and acquired epilepsy in developing countries. The clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis, especially its racemose variant, are pleomorphic and unspecific, characteristics that hinder the diagnosis and make it a challenge for the clinician.The objective of this report was to describe two cases of racemose neurocysticercosis in which neuroimaging led to the definitive diagnosis. The first case involved a patient with persistent headache and focal neurological signs...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527249/-sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-infected-with-leptospira-spp-treated-at-four-hospitals-in-medell%C3%A3-n-colombia-2008-2013
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Lina María Echeverri-Toro, Sara Penagos, Laura Castañeda, Pablo Villa, Santiago Atehortúa, Faiver Ramírez, Carlos Restrepo, Sigifredo Ospina, Yuli Agudelo, Alicia Hidrón, Paola Agudelo, Eliana Valderrama, Carlos Andrés Agudelo
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis remains a significant health problem in tropical regions including Latin America, where its presentation is 100 times higher than that observed in other regions of the world. Mortality reaches 10% in severe cases. Its diagnosis is challenging because clinical manifestations during the initial phase are non-specific and because of limited availability of diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and the outcomes in hospitalized patients with leptospirosis...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527248/-clinical-and-demographic-profile-and-risk-factors-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Carlos Carvajal, Carlos Pacheco, Fabián Jaimes
INTRODUCTION: Clostridium difficile infection is the leading cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea. The increasing incidence added to a lower rate of response to the initial treatment and higher rates of relapse has generated a higher burden of the disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients with C. difficile infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We made a nested case-cohort study. We reviewed medical records of the patients with nosocomial diarrhea for whom an assay for toxin A-B of C...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527202/diagnostic-accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-monitoring-vascular-complications-in-patients-after-liver-transplantation-diagnostic-performance-compared-with-histopathological-results
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J Rübenthaler, K J Paprottka, E Hameister, K Hoffmann, N Joiko, M Reiser, D Rjosk-Dendorfer, D A Clevert
PURPOSE: To analyse the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in patients with vascular complications and transplant rejection compared to histopathological results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study consisted of 45 retrospectively analysed patients that underwent liver transplantations between January 1993 and December 2015 and developed post-transplant vascular complications with transplant rejection. CEUS examinations took place between September 2006 and December 2015...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527200/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-renal-imaging-at-an-interdisciplinary-ultrasound-centre-possibilities-of-dynamic-microvascularisation-and-perfusion
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Franz Josef Putz, Anna Erlmeier, Isabel Wiesinger, Niklas Verloh, Christian Stroszczynski, Bernhard Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
OBJECTIVE: To identify the indications for CEUS in renal imaging in an interdisciplinary ultrasound department. METHODS: 102 CEUS examinations of the kidney in 82 patients between September 2014 and July 2016 were analysed regarding the indication for ultrasound. CEUS was performed by one experienced sonographer agent after bolus injection of 1.0 up to 2.4 ml sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles using multifrequency probes with Contrast Harmonic imaging. RESULTS: CEUS of the kidney was performed in patients from 20 to 87 years...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527198/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-an-interdisciplinary-intensive-care-unit-icu-diagnostic-efficacy-in-the-assessment-of-post-operative-complications-compared-to-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-cect-first-results
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M Georgieva, L Beyer, I Goecze, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann, E M Jung
To evaluate the effectiveness of high-resolution contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to diagnose early post-operative complications in an interdisciplinary intensive care unit.In 50 patients (male 32; female 18) 64 CEUS examinations were performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting to detect post-operative complications. Multi-frequency transducer (1-5 and/or 6-9 MHz) were used. All 64 examinations were performed by one experienced examiner. CEUS findings were compared with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) findings...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527155/status-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-china-a-national-survey
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Shibo Lin, Wei Guan, Pankaj Hans, Hui Liang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a favorable bariatric procedure. This study evaluated the status of LSG in China. METHODS: During the 4(th) International Forum of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in May 2016, Nanjing China, an on-the-spot questionnaire was filled out by 105 attending surgeons with experience of LSG. The feedback data was collected and analyzed. RESULTS: For preoperative preparations, surgeons preferred blood glucose control with insulin (61...
May 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527049/early-rise-in-postoperative-creatinine-for-identification-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Keyvan Karkouti, Vivek Rao, Christopher T Chan, Duminda N Wijeysundera
PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a potentially serious complication of cardiac surgery. Treatment strategies are unlikely to prove efficacious unless patients are identified and treated soon after the onset of injury. In this observational study, we determined and validated the ability of an early rise in postoperative serum creatinine to identify patients who suffer AKI during cardiac surgery. METHODS: The relationship between an early rise in creatinine (immediate postoperative / preoperative creatinine) and AKI (> 50% increase in creatinine by postoperative calendar days 1or 2) was determined by logistic regression modelling...
May 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526996/improved-outcomes-with-arthroscopic-repair-of-partial-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-a-systematic-review
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J Christoph Katthagen, Gabriella Bucci, Gilbert Moatshe, Dimitri S Tahal, Peter J Millett
PURPOSE: The optimum treatment strategy for the surgical management of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCT) is evolving. In this study, two research questions were sought to be answered: "Does the repair technique for PTRCTs involving >50% of the tendon thickness have an effect on structural and functional outcomes of arthroscopic repair?" and "Is there a difference in outcomes of arthroscopically treated articular- and bursal-sided PTRCTs?". METHODS: A systematic review according to the PRISMA statement was conducted to identify all literature published reporting on outcomes of arthroscopic treatment of PTRCTs classified with the Ellman classification with minimum 2-year follow-up...
May 19, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526993/microvascular-complications-associated-with-rapid-improvements-in-glycemic-control-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Christopher H Gibbons, Ann Goebel-Fabbri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aggressive glycemic control has become the standard clinical approach to diabetes care. Unintended consequences have included the development of microvascular complications that are related to the rapidity of glycemic improvement. RECENT FINDINGS: Diabetic neuropathy may develop in up to 10% of individuals secondary to aggressive glycemic control. The neuropathy is predominantly small fiber sensory and autonomic, and the severity of the neuropathy is tied to the change in the glycosylated hemoglobin A1C...
July 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526962/prediction-of-surgical-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-liver-resections-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-defining-surgical-difficulty
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Mohan Periyasamy, Jai Young Cho, Soyeon Ahn, Ho-Seong Han, Yoo-Seok Yoon, YoungRok Choi, Jae Seong Jang, Seong Uk Kwon, Sungho Kim, Jang Kyu Choi, Hanisah Guro
BACKGROUND: Several classification systems for assessing the surgical difficulty of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) have been proposed. We evaluated three current classification systems, including traditional Major/Minor Classification, Complexity Classification, and the Difficulty Scoring System for predicting the surgical outcomes after LLR. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical data of 301 patients who underwent LLR for hepatocellular carcinoma between March 1, 2004 and June 30, 2015...
May 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526961/simultaneous-conversion-of-gastric-band-to-sleeve-gastrectomy-is-associated-with-increased-postoperative-complications-an-analysis-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program
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Zachary C Dietch, Bruce D Schirmer, Peter T Hallowell
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has gained popularity for the treatment of morbid obesity as gastric banding (BAND) has fallen out of favor. As a result, simultaneous conversion (CONV) of BAND to LSG is commonly performed. We hypothesized that CONV is associated with higher 30-day risk-adjusted serious morbidity. METHODS: Preoperative characteristics and 30-day outcomes from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use Files 2010-2014 were selected for patients who underwent LSG...
May 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526935/diabetes-induced-abnormalities-of-mitochondrial-function-in-rat-brain-cortex-the-effect-of-n-3-fatty-acid-diet
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Maria Chomova, Maria Balazova, Jana Muchova
Diabetic encephalopathy, a proven complication of diabetes is associated with gradually developing end-organ damage in the CNS increasing the risk of stroke, cognitive dysfunction or Alzheimer's disease. This study investigated the response of rat cortical mitochondria to streptozotocin-induced diabetes and the potential for fish oil emulsion (FOE) to modulate mitochondrial function. Diabetes-induced deregulation of the respiratory chain function as a result of diminished complex I activity (CI) and cytochrome c oxidase hyperactivity was associated with attenuation of antioxidant defense of isolated cortical mitochondria, monitored by SOD activity, the thiol content, the dityrosine and protein-lipid peroxidation adduct formation...
May 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526905/effectiveness-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-on-autologous-split-thickness-skin-graft-in-treatment-of-deep-tissue-defect-esthetic-subjective-and-objective-evaluation
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Yoo Jung Lee, Myong Chul Park, Dong Ha Park, Hyung Min Hahn, Sue Min Kim, Il Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: A split-thickness skin graft (STSG) is performed to cover a large full-thickness skin defect. Esthetic and functional deficits can result, and many studies have sought to overcome them. This study compared the effectiveness of the acellular dermal matrix (ADM) graft and STSG concerning esthetic and functional effectiveness of ADM on scar quality. METHODS: Of the patients who underwent anterolateral thigh free flap from 2011 to 2015, patients who received skin graft only (n = 10) or skin graft with ADM (n = 20) for coverage of the donor site were enrolled...
May 19, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526874/radiopaque-resorbable-inferior-vena-cava-filter-infused-with-gold-nanoparticles
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Li Tian, Patrick Lee, Burapol Singhana, Aaron Chen, Yang Qiao, Linfeng Lu, Jonathan O Martinez, Ennio Tasciotti, Adam Melancon, Steven Huang, Mitch Eggers, Marites P Melancon
Failure to remove a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter can cause severe complications with high treatment costs. Polydioxanone (PPDO) has been shown to be a good candidate material for resorbable IVC filters. However, PPDO is radioluscent under conventional imaging modalities. Thus, the positioning and integrity of these PPDO filters cannot be monitored by computed tomography (CT) or x-ray. Here we report the development of radiopaque PPDO IVC filters based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Commercially available PPDO sutures were infused with AuNPs...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526657/risk-adjusted-adverse-outcomes-in-complex-abdominal-wall-hernia-repair-with-biologic-mesh-a-case-series-of-140-patients
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Rifat Latifi, David Samson, Ansab Haider, Asad Azim, Hajira Iftikhar, Bellal Joseph, Elizabeth Tilley, Jorge Con, Saranda Gashi, Ayman El-Menyar
INTRODUCTION: Biologic mesh is preferred for repair of complex abdominal wall hernias (CAWHs) in patients at high risk of wound infection. We aimed to identify predictors of adverse outcomes after complex abdominal wall hernia repair (CAWR) using biologic mesh with different placement techniques and under different surgical settings. METHODS: A retrospective case series study was conducted on all patients who underwent CAWR with biologic mesh between 2010 and 2015 at a tertiary medical center...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526640/zero-profile-spacer-versus-cage-plate-construct-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Min-Ji Tong, Guang-Heng Xiang, Zi-Li He, De-Heng Chen, Qian Tang, Hua-Zi Xu, Nai-Feng Tian
BACKGROUD: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with plate-screw construct has been gradually applied for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) in recent years. However, long cervical plate was associated with complications including breakage or loosening of plate and screws, trachea-esophageal injury, neurovascular injury, and postoperative dysphagia. To reduce these complications, the zero-profile spacer has been introduced. This meta-analysis was performed to compared the clinical and radiological outcomes of zero-profile spacer versus cage-plate construct for the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy...
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526633/facial-skin-rejuvenation-by-autologous-dermal-microfat-transfer-in-photoaged-patients-clinical-evaluation-and-skin-surface-digital-profilometry-analysis
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Angelo Trivisonno, Alfredo Rossi, Massimo Monti, Donato Di Nunno, Christophe Desouches, Claudio Cannistra, Gabriele Toietta
Cumulative long-term exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation promotes premature skin aging characterized by wrinkle formation and reduced skin elasticity. In this study, we assessed whether microfat transfer could improve dermal and subcutaneous tissue thickness loss associated with photoaging. Twenty-one patients affected by facial photoaging (photodamage grade II-IV; age range 35-62 years; 19 females, 2 males; all of Caucasian origin) were treated using minimally invasive autologous dermal white fat transfer harvested with a recently designed microcannula...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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