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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028688/angioedema-associated-with-long-acting-injectable-paliperidone-palmitate-a-case-report
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Athanasia Papadopoulou, Kitsos Gkikas, Vasiliki Efstathiou, Ilias Gkikas, Styliani Kokoris, Vasiliki Lagari, Charalabos Papageorgiou, Athanasios Douzenis, Nikolaos Siafakas, Emmanouil N Rizos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028632/procalcitonin-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-marker-in-diabetic-foot-infection-a-current-literature-review
#2
Dimitrios Velissaris, Nikolaos-Dimitrios Pantzaris, Christina Platanaki, Nikolina Antonopoulou, Charalampos Gogos
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a very common cause of mortality and morbidity. The distinction between infected and non-infected DFU remains a very challenging task for clinicians in everyday practice. Even when infection is documented, the spectrum of diabetic foot infection is wide, ranging from cellulitis and soft tissue infection to osteomyelitis. Procalcitonin (PCT), a well-established sepsis biomarker, has been used in the diagnosis of several infections including osteomyelitis in patients with diabetes mellitus...
October 11, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028610/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-dropout-rates-in-individual-psychotherapy-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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REVIEW
Elon Gersh, David J Hallford, Simon M Rice, Nikolaos Kazantzis, Hannah Gersh, Benji Gersh, Carolyn A McCarty
BACKGROUND: Despite being a relatively prevalent and debilitating disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the second least studied anxiety disorder and among the most difficult to treat. Dropout from psychotherapy is concerning as it is associated with poorer outcomes, leads to service inefficiencies and can disproportionately affect disadvantaged populations. No study to date has calculated a weighted mean dropout rate for GAD and explored associated correlates. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using PsycINFO, Medline and Embase databases, identifying studies investigating individual psychotherapies for adults with GAD...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027620/evaluation-of-the-tolerability-and-efficacy-of-sodium-polystyrene-sulfonate-for-long-term-management-of-hyperkalemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Panagiotis I Georgianos, Ioannis Liampas, Andreas Kyriakou, Vasilios Vaios, Vasilios Raptis, Nikolaos Savvidis, Athanasios Sioulis, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Elias V Balaskas, Pantelis E Zebekakis
PURPOSE: Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SPS) is a cation-exchanging resin that has been widely used for several decades as first-line therapy of mild chronic hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, evidence to prove the long-term tolerability and efficacy of SPS for the treatment of this condition is still missing. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational study, we enrolled 26 outpatients with stages 3-4 CKD who received oral therapy with low-dose SPS for mild chronic hyperkalemia in the Outpatient Nephrology clinic of our Department during 2010-2016...
October 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027087/the-effect-of-using-a-dielectric-matching-medium-in-focused-microwave-radiometry-an-anatomically-detailed-head-model-study
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Maria Koutsoupidou, Evangelos Groumpas, Irene S Karanasiou, Maria Christopoulou, Konstantina Nikita, Nikolaos Uzunoglu
Microwave radiometry is a passive technique used to measure in-depth temperature distributions inside the human body, potentially useful in clinical applications. Experimental data imply that it may provide the capability of detecting in-depth local variations of temperature and/or conductivity of excitable tissues at microwave frequencies. Specifically, microwave radiometry may allow the real-time monitoring of brain temperature and/or conductivity changes, associated with local brain activation. In this paper, recent results of our ongoing research regarding the capabilities of focused microwave radiometry for brain intracranial applications are presented...
October 13, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026769/increasing-awareness-of-physicians-against-severe-leptospirosis-a-treatable-but-potentially-fatal-zoonotic-infection
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Konstantinos Kritikos, Panagiotis Mililis, Aikaterini Mpahara, Georgios Kouvariotis, Nikolaos Kritikos, Georgios Chaliotis
Leptospirosis is a worldwide, often severe and potentially fatal zoonotic infection. Here, we present the case of a 35-year-old man with severe leptospirosis infection that was identified early and was treated effectively, with a quite impressive complete recovery. Delaying of early diagnosis and treatment is crucial for the development of an unfavorable clinical course and increases the risk of a lethal outcome.
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026517/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-coexisting-in-a-patient-with-a-vascular-malformation-a-rare-coincidence
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Parthena Deskoulidi, Michael Sofopoulos, Pantelis Diamantopoulos, Thaleia Nikolaidou, Nikolaos Maltzaris, Maria Theodorakopoulou, Christos Klonaris, Niki Arnogiannaki, Maria Kotrotsiou, Spiros Stavrianos
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with fibrosarcomatous differentiation (DFSP-FS) is a rare soft tissue tumor with more aggressive behavior and it is not clear what causes this type of skin cancer. We describe the case of a 48-year-old woman who was born with a vascular malformation in the sternal region and presented suddenly with a soft tissue sarcoma (DFSP-FS) in the same territory. She was initially treated by embolization as the sarcoma was misdiagnosed but the tumor within 6 months seemed to be growing rapidly and reached a giant dimension with ulceration and required surgical intervention...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024808/critical-care-nurses-experiences-of-withdrawal-of-treatment-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
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REVIEW
Brandi Vanderspank-Wright, Nikolaos Efstathiou, Amanda D Vandyk
BACKGROUND: Death and dying is a reality of the clinical context of the intensive care unit. Death often follows a decision to withdraw life-sustaining treatments. Critical care nurses, are the primary care providers to patients and families at the end-of-life in the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize qualitative evidence on the experiences of critical care nurses who have cared for patients and families throughout the process of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024676/perinatal-fluoxetine-prevents-the-effect-of-pre-gestational-maternal-stress-on-5-ht-in-the-pfc-but-maternal-stress-has-enduring-effects-on-mpfc-synaptic-structure-in-offspring
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Mary Gemmel, Nikolaos Kokras, Christina Dalla, Jodi L Pawluski
Maternal affective disorders are frequently treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medications (SSRIs); with up to 10% of women being prescribed these medications during pregnancy. Infant development depends on the early serotonergic environment, which is altered by perinatal SSRIs, raising concern about how these medications affect neural outcomes. While clinical and preclinical research suggests an impact of SSRIs on the developing brain, more research is needed to determine the effects on neuroplasticity, the serotonergic system, and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in neural regions mediating behavior...
October 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023145/mechanical-properties-and-drug-release-of-venlafaxine-hcl-solid-mini-matrices-prepared-by-hot-melt-extrusion-and-hot-or-ambient-compression
#10
Theodoros Avgerinos, Nikolaos Kantiranis, Athanasia Panagopoulou, Stavros Malamataris, Kyriakos Kachrimanis, Ioannis Nikolakakis
Objective/Significance: To elucidate the role of plasticizers in different mini matrices and correlate mechanical properties with drug release. METHODS: Cylindrical pellets were prepared by hot-melt extrusion (HME) and mini tablets by hot (HC) and ambient compression (AC). Venlafaxine HCl was the model drug, Eudragit® RSPO the matrix former and citric acid or Lutrol® F127 the plasticizers. The matrices were characterised for morphology, crystallinity and mechanical properties. The influence of plasticizer's type and content on the extrusion pressure (Pe) during HME and ejection during tableting was examined and the mechanical properties were correlated with drug release parameters...
October 12, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022409/bilateral-transient-osteoporosis-of-the-hip-in-pregnancy
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Nikolaos Thanatsis, Georgia Kollia, John Gkliatis, George Decavalas, George Adonakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020976/the-added-value-of-a-mobile-application-of-community-case-management-on-referral-re-consultation-and-hospitalization-rates%C3%A2-of-children-aged-under-5-years-in-two-districts-in-northern-malawi-study-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-controlled
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Victoria Hardy, Yvonne O'Connor, Ciara Heavin, Nikolaos Mastellos, Tammy Tran, John O'Donoghue, Annette L Fitzpatrick, Nicole Ide, Tsung-Shu Joseph Wu, Griphin Baxter Chirambo, Adamson S Muula, Moffat Nyirenda, Sven Carlsson, Bo Andersson, Matthew Thompson
BACKGROUND: There is evidence to suggest that frontline community health workers in Malawi are under-referring children to higher-level facilities. Integrating a digitized version of paper-based methods of Community Case Management (CCM) could strengthen delivery, increasing urgent referral rates and preventing unnecessary re-consultations and hospital admissions. This trial aims to evaluate the added value of the Supporting LIFE electronic Community Case Management Application (SL eCCM App) compared to paper-based CCM on urgent referral, re-consultation and hospitalization rates, in two districts in Northern Malawi...
October 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017818/room-temperature-bioproduction-isolation-and-anti-microbial-properties-of-stable-elemental-copper-nanoparticles
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Nikolaos Pantidos, Matthew C Edmundson, Louise Horsfall
In nanoparticle production there are a number of important considerations that must be made. Producing nanoparticles of uniform size and shape is vital, but no less important is ensuring the production process is as efficient as possible in time, cost and energy. Traditional chemical and physical methods of nanoparticle production often involve high temperatures and pressures, as well as the use of toxic substrates; in contrast the bioproduction of nanoparticles is greener and requires a smaller input of energy resources...
October 7, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017137/ovarian-vein-thrombosis-after-total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-with-unilateral-adnexectomy-a-case-report
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Samer Nikolaos Al-Αchmar, Sofoklis Stavrou, Athanasios Protopapas, Peter Drakakis, Panagiota Siemou, Ioannis Chatzipapas
INTRODUCTION: Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare but potentially serious complication after surgical and gynecologic procedures such as oophorectomy and hysterectomy. The association of this event with laparoscopic hysterectomy in particular, is very rare. Only two cases have been described so far. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of ovarian vein thrombosis after laparoscopic hysterectomy in a 40-year-old with deep endometriosis and multiple intramural uterine myomas...
October 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016910/left-atrial-appendage-occluder-implantation-in-europe-indications-and-anticoagulation-post-implantation-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Roland Richard Tilz, Tatjana Potpara, Jian Chen, Dan Dobreanu, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Kristina Herman Haugaa, Nikolaos Dagres
The aim of this EP Wire survey was to assess the indications and anticoagulation strategies post-left atrial appendage occluder (LAAO) implantation for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Europe. A total of 33 centres in 13 European countries completed the survey. All centres were members of the European Heart Rhythm Association Electrophysiology Research Network. Left atrial appendage occluder procedures were performed by electrophysiologists in 52% of the centres and by interventional cardiologists in the remaining centres...
September 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016453/in-vitro-flow-analysis-of-novel-double-cutting-open-port-ultrahigh-speed-vitrectomy-systems
#16
Claus Zehetner, Marion Moelgg, Emmanouil Bechrakis, Caroline Linhart, Nikolaos E Bechrakis
PURPOSE: To analyze the performance and flow characteristics of novel double-cutting, open-port, 23-, 25-, and 27-gauge ultrahigh-speed vitrectomy systems. METHODS: In vitro fluidic measurements were performed to assess the volumetric aspiration profiles of several vitrectomy systems in basic salt solution and egg white. RESULTS: Double-cutting open-port vitrectomy probes delivered stable aspiration flow rates that were less prone to flow variation affected by the cutting speed...
October 9, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994683/sutureless-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patient-with-porcelain-aorta-via-unclamped-aorta-and-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest
#17
Vagelis Boultadakis, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Victoras Panagiotakopoulos, Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou, Polyxeni Xelidoni, Stratos Anagnostou, Christos Charitos
Severe atherosclerotic calcification of the ascending aorta, the so-called porcelain aorta, precludes cardiac surgeons from placing an aortic cross-clamp and direct aortic cannulation due to the increased risk of systemic embolism and stroke. In the present report, we support the option of sutureless valve implantation in a case of a porcelain ascending aorta, with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and also without aortic cross-clamp.
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987678/magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-the-testis-preliminary-observations
#18
Athina C Tsili, Alexandra Ntorkou, Loukas Astrakas, Ekaterini Boukali, Dimitrios Giannakis, Vasilios Maliakas, Nikolaos Sofikitis, Maria I Argyropoulou
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the feasibility of testis diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), to determine normative apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) values and to assess the efficacy of DTI in characterizing testicular pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six men underwent MRI of the scrotum, including DTI. Parametric and non-parametric statistical tests were used to compare the ADC and FA between the cranial, middle and lower thirds of normal testis and between the bilateral testicular thirds...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986984/crd-and-beyond-multivariable-regression-models-to-predict-severity-of-hazelnut-allergy
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Mareen R Datema, Ronald van Ree, Riccardo Asero, Laura Barreales, Simona Belohlavkova, Frédéric de Blay, Michael Clausen, Ruta Dubakiene, Cristina Fernández-Perez, Philipp Fritsche, David Gislason, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Monika Jedrzejczak-Czechowicz, Laurian Jongejan, André C Knulst, Marek Kowalski, Tanya Z Kralimarkova, Thuy-My Le, Jonas Lidholm, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Todor A Popov, Nayade Del Prado, Ashok Purohit, Isabel Reig, Suranjith L Seneviratne, Athanassios Sinaniotis, Serge A Versteeg, Stefan Vieths, A H Zwinderman, E N Clare Mills, Montserrat Fernández-Rivas, Barbara Ballmer-Weber
BACKGROUND: Component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) has revealed significant associations between IgE against individual allergens and severity of hazelnut allergy. Less attention has been given to combining them with clinical factors in predicting severity. AIM: To analyze associations between severity and sensitization patterns, patient characteristics and clinical history, and to develop models to improve predictive accuracy. METHODS: Patients reporting hazelnut allergy (n=423) from 12 European cities were tested for IgE against individual hazelnut allergens...
October 7, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986924/physician-s-appraisal-versus-documented-signs-and-symptoms-in-the-interpretation-of-food-challenge-tests-the-europrevall-birth-cohort
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Linus B Grabenhenrich, Andreas Reich, Doreen McBride, Aline Sprikkelman, Graham Roberts, Kate E C Grimshaw, Alessandro G Fiocchi, Photini Saxoni-Papageorgiou, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Ana Fiandor, Santiago Quirce, Marek L Kowalski, Sigurveig T Sigurdardottir, Ruta Dubakiene, Jonathan O B Hourihane, Leonard Rosenfeld, Bodo Niggemann, Thomas Keil, Kirsten Beyer
BACKGROUND: Blinded food challenges are considered the current gold standard for the diagnosis of food allergies. We used data from a pan-European multicentre project to assess differences between study centres, aiming to identify the impact of subjective aspects for the interpretation of oral food challenges. METHODS: Nine study centres of the EuroPrevall birth cohort study on food allergy recruited 12,049 newborns and followed them for up to 30 months in regular intervals...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
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