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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523721/a-prospective-study-of-quality-of-life-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients
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B Jakobsson Larsson, A G Ozanne, K Nordin, I Nygren
OBJECTS: The aim of this prospective and longitudinal study was to describe individual quality of life in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and its correlations with physical function and emotional well-being from diagnosis and over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients were included in the study. Individual quality of life was measured with the Schedule of Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life-Direct Weighting (SEIQoL-DW), illness severity was assessed using the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALS FRS-R), and emotional distress was measured using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
May 19, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509339/comparison-of-jak2-v617f-positive-essential-thrombocythaemia-and-early-primary-myelofibrosis-the-impact-of-mutation-burden-and-histology
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Roberto Latagliata, Nicola Polverelli, Alessia Tieghi, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Massimo Breccia, Elena Sabattini, Loredana Villari, Mara Riminucci, Riccardo Valli, Lucia Catani, Giuliana Alimena, Emanuela Ottaviani, Angelo Fama, Giovanni Martinelli, Margherita Perricone, Marco Spinsanti, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Francesca Palandri
An accurate histological diagnosis may distinguish essential thrombocythaemia (ET) from early primary myelofibrosis (early-PMF), which is associated with worse outcome. Outcome of ET is also negatively affected by the presence of the JAK2(V617F) mutation. To investigate the impact of JAK2(V617F) mutation burden and histology on outcome, we collected 475 WHO-diagnosed ET (69.2%) or early-PMF JAK2(V617F) -positive patients followed in 4 Italian haematology centers. JAK2(V617F) allele burden was ≤50% in 90% and 87% of ET and early-PMF patients, respectively (P = ...
May 16, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508806/telemonitoring-and-medical-care-of-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-left-ventricular-assist-devices-the-medolution-project
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Nils Reiss, Thomas Schmidt, Frerk Müller-von Aschwege, Wolfgang Thronicke, Jan-Dirk Hoffmann, Jenny Inge Röbesaat, Ezin Deniz, Andreas Hein, Heiko Krumm, Franz-Josef Stewing, Detlev Willemsen, Jan Dieter Schmitto, Christina Feldmann
Long-term survival after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in heart failure patients is mainly determined by a sophisticated after-care. Ambulatory visits only take place every 12 weeks. In case of life-threatening complications (pump thrombosis, driveline infection) this might lead to delayed diagnosis and delayed intervention. It is the intention of the international project Medolution (Medical care evolution) to develop new approaches in order to create best structures for telemonitoring of LVAD patients...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506914/compliant-endovascular-balloon-reduces-the-lethality-of-superior-vena-cava-tears-during-transvenous-lead-extractions
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Ryan Azarrafiy, Darren C Tsang, Thomas A Boyle, Bruce L Wilkoff, Roger G Carrillo
BACKGROUND: Superior vena cava (SVC) lacerations have been identified as the most lethal complication encountered during cardiac-implantable electronic device lead extraction. The case fatality rate of these events approximate 50% due to rapid exsanguination. A novel, compliant balloon specifically designed for use in the SVC may provide hemostasis in the event of endovascular perforation. By temporarily occluding the compromised vessel, the endovascular balloon should delay hemodynamic collapse, provide a more controlled surgical field for repair, and thereby reduce the mortality of SVC tears complicating transvenous lead extraction...
May 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499348/total-delay-in-treatment-among-tuberculous-meningitis-patients-in-china-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yu He, Chao Han, Kai-Feng Chang, Mao-Shui Wang, Tian-Ren Huang
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is limited data on the risk factors associated with treatment delay in tuberculous meningitis (TBM). This study aimed to assess the duration of delay in the treatment TBM and to investigate its determinants. METHODS: During the period from September 2009 to February 2016, a retrospective cohort study of consecutive TBM patients admitted to our hospital was conducted to determine the risk factors associated with treatment delay in TBM...
May 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499298/-cochlear-implant-state-of-the-art
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Thomas Lenarz
Cochlear implants are the treatment of choice for the auditory rehabilitation of patients with sensory deafness. They restore the missing function of inner hair cells by transforming the acoustic signal into electrical stimuli for activation of auditory nerve fibers. Due to the very fast technology development cochlear implants provide open-set speech understanding in the majority of patients including the use of the telephone. Children can achieve a near to normal speech and language development provided their deafness is detected early after onset and implantation is performed quickly thereafter...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489846/-gastrointestinal-bleeding-and-acute-hepatic-failure-by-leptospirosis-an-entity-that-should-not-be-forgotten
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Carlos Alventosa Mateu, Lydia Plana Campos, Laura Larrey Ruíz, Raquel Acedo Mayordomo, Laura Sanchís Artero, Laura Peño Muñoz, Paola Concepción Núñez Martínez, Génesis Aurora Castillo López, Mercedes Latorre Sánchez, Juan José Urquijo Ponce, Moisés Diago Madrid, Javier Sempere García-Argüelles
Leptospirosis disease is caused by the spirochete Leptospira. It is a worldwide distribution zoonosis, with predominance in the tropics. In Spain, it is not frequent but some cases have been noticed especially in humid areas surrounded by rivers, lakes or ponds, such as Catalonia, Andalucia or the Valencian Community. It is transmitted by a variety of animals such as cows or rats, that are infected either by direct contact with these animals or their urine, or indirectly by consuming or being in contact with water contaminated by their urine...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489692/treatment-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibitors-in-everyday-practice-identification-of-health-care-constraints-in-germany-the-pons-study
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Christoph Ehlken, Thomas Wilke, Ulrike Bauer-Steinhusen, Hansjürgen T Agostini, Zoran Hasanbasic, Sabrina Müller
PURPOSE: The PONS study was conceived to analyze the extent of nonpersistence (NP) and nonadherence (NA) in the treatment of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration in everyday clinical practice in Germany. Further objectives were to identify factors that can affect NP and NA and to analyze clinical outcomes under everyday conditions. METHODS: Nonpersistence (no contact with doctor for at least 3 months) and NA (no treatment or follow-up for at least 6 weeks) as well as clinical data were analyzed up to 24 months retrospectively and 12 months prospectively in 480 patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration in 23 treatment centers...
May 9, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487288/primary-care-services-co-located-with-emergency-departments-across-a-uk-region-early-views-on-their-development
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Suzanne Ablard, Colin O'Keeffe, Shammi Ramlakhan, Suzanne M Mason
BACKGROUND: Co-location of primary care services with Emergency Departments (ED) is one initiative aiming to reduce the burden on EDs of patients attending with non-urgent problems. However, the extent to which these services are operating within or alongside EDs is not currently known.This study aimed to create a typology of co-located primary care services in operation across Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) as well as identify early barriers and facilitators to their implementation and sustainability...
May 9, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486311/free-living-amoebae-keratitis
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Antonio Pinna, Tiziana Porcu, Francesco Boscia, Antonella Cano, Giuseppe Erre, Antonella Mattana
PURPOSE: To describe the diagnostic and clinical features and treatment results in 43 consecutive patients with microbiologically proven free-living amoebae (FLA) keratitis. METHODS: In this hospital-based, prospective case series, corneal scrapings from 43 patients with presumed amoebic keratitis were plated on nonnutrient agar. Amoebic isolates were identified morphologically and by the polymerase chain reaction. All patients with culture-proven FLA keratitis were treated with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) 0...
May 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484461/blockade-of-neutrophil-s-chemokine-receptors-cxcr1-2-abrogate-liver-damage-in-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Arshi Khanam, Nirupma Trehanpati, Peggy Riese, Archana Rastogi, Carlos Alberto Guzman, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Neutrophils serve as critical players in the pathogenesis of liver diseases. Chemokine receptors CXCR1 and CXCR2 are required for neutrophil chemotaxis to the site of inflammation/injury and are crucial in hepatic inflammatory response. However, key mechanism of neutrophil-mediated liver injury in acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) remains highly elusive; which could be targeted for the development of new therapeutic interventions. METHODS: To demonstrate the role of CXCR1/CXCR2-expressing neutrophils in hepatic injury, we investigated CXCR1/CXCR2 receptor expression in 17 hepatitis B virus-related ACLF patients in comparison to 42 chronic hepatitis B and 18 healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483824/patients-preferences-for-gp-consultation-for-perceived-cancer-risk-in-primary-care-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Katriina L Whitaker, Alex Ghanouni, Yin Zhou, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Stephen Morris
BACKGROUND: Contacting a doctor for advice when experiencing a potential cancer symptom is an important step in early diagnosis, but barriers to consultation are commonly reported. Understanding barriers to consulting in primary care within the cancer context provides opportunities to improve earlier diagnosis of cancer AIM: To investigate patients' GP consultation preferences when presented with a potential cancer symptom, and to describe whether these preferences are mediated by variable levels of cancer risk...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482957/pediatric-and-adolescent-tuberculosis-in-latvia-2011-2014-case-detection-diagnosis-and-treatment
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B Ziemele, R Ranka, I Ozere
OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive analysis of case detection, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents in Latvia, and to evaluate the utility of the current approach. DESIGN: A retrospective study of all Latvian children and adolescents diagnosed with TB from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2014. RESULTS: Of 3081 patients diagnosed with TB during 2011-2014, 250 (8%) were aged <18 years, and 80% were identified through contact investigation...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473957/syndesmotic-internalbrace-tm-for-anatomic-distal-tibiofibular-ligament-augmentation
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Markus Regauer, Gordon Mackay, Mirjam Lange, Christian Kammerlander, Wolfgang Böcker
Reconstruction of unstable syndesmotic injuries is not trivial, and there is no generally accepted treatment guidelines. Thus, there still remain considerable controversies regarding diagnosis, classification and treatment of syndesmotic injuries. Syndesmotic malreduction is the most common indication for early re-operation after ankle fracture surgery, and widening of the ankle mortise by only 1 mm decreases the contact area of the tibiotalar joint by 42%. Outcome of ankle fractures with syndesmosis injury is worse than without, even after surgical syndesmotic stabilization...
April 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467415/interruption-of-persistent-exposure-to-leprosy-combined-or-not-with-recent-bcg-vaccination-enhances-the-response-to-mycobacterium-leprae-specific-antigens
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Fernanda Marques de Carvalho, Luciana Silva Rodrigues, Nádia Cristina Duppre, Iris Maria Peixoto Alvim, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Maria Cristina Vidal Pessolani, Geraldo Moura Batista Pereira
Household contacts of multibacillary leprosy patients (HCMB) constitute the group of individuals at the highest risk of developing leprosy. Early diagnosis and treatment of their index cases combined with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) immunization remain important strategies adopted in Brazil to prevent HCMB from evolving into active disease. In the present study, we assessed the impact of these measures on the immune response to Mycobacterium leprae in HCMB. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from HCMB (n = 16) were obtained at the beginning of leprosy index case treatment (T0)...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462463/an-innovative-needle-free-injection-system-comparison-to-1%C3%A2-ml-standard-subcutaneous-injection
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Nikola Kojic, Pragun Goyal, Cheryl Hamer Lou, Michael J Corwin
A needle-free delivery system may lead to improved satisfaction and compliance, as well as reduced anxiety among patients requiring frequent or ongoing injections. This report describes a first-in-man assessment comparing Portal Instruments' innovative needle-free injection system with subcutaneous injections using a 27G needle. Forty healthy volunteer participants each received a total of four injections of 1.0 mL sterile saline solution, two with a standard subcutaneous injection using a 27G needle, and two using the Portal injection system...
May 1, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453901/quasi-static-acoustic-tweezing-thromboelastometry
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R G Holt, D Luo, N Gruver, D B Khismatullin
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography is widely used as a tool to assess the coagulation status of surgical patients. It allows observation of changes in material properties of whole blood, beginning with early stages of clot formation and ending with clot lysis. However, the contact activation of the coagulation cascade at surfaces of thromboelastographic systems leads to inherent variability and unreliability in predicting bleeding or thrombosis risks. OBJECTIVES: To develop acoustic tweezing thromboelastometry as a noncontact method for perioperative assessment of blood coagulation...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453313/medical-adhesive-related-skin-injuries-associated-with-vascular-access
#18
Jan Hitchcock, Louise Savine
Establishing vascular access and preventing infection, both at insertion and during ongoing care is generally the top priority; the maintenance of optimal skin integrity is often a distant secondary consideration. Skin can react to different types of dressings or adhesives, or problems can arise relating to the securement of lines or the development of sensitivities to cleaning solutions. Clearly, these scenarios are not limited to the securement of vascular access devices; however, a patient with a long-term vascular access device may not have other options for vascular access, which makes this a very important and yet largely unrecognised area...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451708/anterior-meniscopexy-a-meniscal-sparing-technique-for-the-treatment-of-locking-but-intact-discoid-lateral-meniscus
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Benjamin Johnson, Catriona Heaver, Robin Gilbert, Andrew Roberts
PURPOSE: Symptomatic discoid lateral meniscus without tears has traditionally been treated with excision of part or the entire meniscus. Resection of 15-34% of the meniscus increases tibiofemoral contact pressures by more than 350%. Treatment of discoid lateral meniscus with partial or total meniscectomy in childhood increases the risk of early-onset osteoarthritis in the knee. The incidence of osteoarthritis is directly proportional to the amount of meniscal tissue resected. This paper describes the meniscus-preserving technique of meniscopexy and presents the outcomes of all patients who have undergone this procedure in the management of lateral discoid meniscus in a single unit over a 14-year period...
April 27, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451619/tape-versus-suture-in-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-biomechanical-analysis-and-assessment-of-failure-rates-at-6-months
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Rui Wen Liu, Patrick Hong Lam, Henry M Shepherd, George A C Murrell
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff retears after surgical repair are associated with poorer subjective and objectives clinical outcomes than intact repairs. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to (1) examine the biomechanical differences between rotator cuff repair using No. 2 suture and tape in an ovine model and (2) compare early clinical outcomes between patients who had rotator cuff repair with tape and patients who had repair with No. 2 suture. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study and cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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