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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442835/how-much-reliable-is-alvarado-scoring-system-in-reducing-negative-appendectomy
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Mehmet Tahsin Tekeli, Enver Ilhan, Orhan Ureyen, Abdullah Senlikci, Eyup Yeldan, Mucteba Ozturk, Mehmet Akif Ustuner, Ugur Gokcelli, Emrah Dadali, Fevzi Cengiz, Savas Yakan
There is still an ongoing debate, especially regarding early diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Early surgery leads to inadequate evaluation of acute abdominal pain and negative appendectomy, whereas delayed surgery leads to appendicitis perforation complications. The diagnosis of this condition is considerably difficult, especially due to subtle early symptoms and clinical condition. The aim of the present study was to identify whether the Alvarado scoring system could reduce the incidence of negative appendectomy in patients who will undergo surgery for acute appendicitis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323625/the-effects-of-stretching-training-on-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-obese-postmenopausal-women
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Alexei Wong, Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, Roy Kalfon, Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado, Arturo Figueroa
Context • Menopause and obesity are associated with autonomic dysfunction. Unconventional exercise modalities that include an important flexibility component seem to improve cardiac autonomic function by lowering sympathetic tone and increasing vagal modulation of the heart rate (HR). Yet clear evidence of the effects of stretching training (ST) on cardiac autonomic modulation is limited. Objective • The present study intended to examine the effects of ST on HR variability (HRV) and flexibility in obese postmenopausal women...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318179/depressive-symptoms-and-associated-factors-in-caregivers-of-newborn-infants-hospitalized-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Jorge L Alvarado Socarrás, Edna M Gamboa-Delgado, Silvia Trujillo Cáceres, Sandra Rodríguez Forero
INTRODUCTION: A high prevalence of depressive symptoms has been reported in family members of newborn infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. This causes a high negative impact on the newborn infant-family bond. OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of depressive symptoms and their associated factors in caregivers of newborn infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional, analytical study conducted at a tertiary care health facility specialized in cardiovascular disease...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271679/the-diagnostic-value-of-scube1-in-acute-appendicitis
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E Sonmez, A Dursun, B Gulen, H Metin, O F Ozer
BACKGROUND: SCUBE1 has recently been studied as a diagnostic biomarker for acute coronary syndrome, ischemic stroke, and acute mesenteric ischemia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of SCUBE1 and routine parameters used in patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. METHODS: Of the 150 patients admitted to the emergency department whose initial diagnosis were acute appendicitis (AA), 103 patients were excluded from the study for various reasons. Forty-seven patients with a definitive diagnose of AA and 43 volunteers were enrolled in the study...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261767/should-alvarado-and-ohmann-scores-be-real-indicators-for-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-and-severity-of-inflammation
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Eyüp Murat Yılmaz, Mücahit Kapçı, Sebahattin Çelik, Berke Manoğlu, Mücahit Avcil, Erkan Karacan
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain seen in surgical clinics. Although it can be easily diagnosed, the picture may be confusing, particularly in premenopausal women and the elderly. The present study is an evaluation of 2 of the current scoring systems with respect to accurate diagnosis of the disease and indication of inflammation severity. METHODS: A total of 105 patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis were included in the study...
January 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258458/clinical-prediction-rules-for-appendicitis-in-adults-which-is-best
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Malsha Kularatna, Melanie Lauti, Cheyaanthan Haran, Wiremu MacFater, Laila Sheikh, Ying Huang, John McCall, Andrew D MacCormick
BACKGROUND: Clinical prediction rules (CPRs) provide an objective method of assessment in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. There are a number of available CPRs for the diagnosis of appendicitis, but it is unknown which performs best. AIM: The aim of this study was to identify what CPRs are available and how they perform when diagnosing appendicitis in adults. METHOD: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
March 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202345/circulating-human-leucine-rich-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-1-mrna-and-protein-levels-to-detect-acute-appendicitis-in-patients-with-acute-abdominal-pain
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T H Rainer, L Y Leung, Cpy Chan, Y K Leung, N M Cheng, Pbs Lai, Y S Cheung, C A Graham
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of circulating plasma and urine leucine-rich-2-glycoprotein-1 (LRG1) protein has been found in patients with acute appendicitis (AA) and may be useful for diagnosis. This study aimed to investigate whether combined tests including circulating LRG1 mRNA levels improve the early diagnosis of AA. METHODS: Between December 2011 and October 2012, a prospective study was conducted on patients aged 18years or older presenting to the ED with acute abdominal pain (<7days of symptom onset)...
February 12, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193849/toxoplasma-gondii-exposure-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-control-study
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Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Edna Madai Méndez-Hernández, José Manuel Salas-Pacheco, Luis Ángel Ruano-Calderón, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Oscar Arias-Carrión, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Francisco Xavier Castellanos-Juárez, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, Oliver Liesenfeld, Agar Ramos-Nevárez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and Parkinson's disease and to investigate whether T. gondii seropositivity is associated with the general characteristics of patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Cases and controls were enrolled in Durango City, Mexico. PARTICIPANTS: 65 patients with Parkinson's disease and 195 age- and gender-matched control subjects without Parkinson's disease...
February 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161396/the-method-used-to-set-the-pass-mark-in-an-objective-structured-clinical-examination-defines-the-performance-of-candidates-for-certification-as-rheumatologists
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Virginia Pascual-Ramos, Gabriel Medrano-Ramírez, Eunice Solís-Vallejo, Ana Guilaisne Bernard-Medina, Diana Elsa Flores-Alvarado, Margarita Portela-Hernández, María Del Rocío Maldonado-Velázquez, Luis Javier Jara-Quezada, Luis Manuel Amezcua-Guerra, Judith López-Zepeda, Miguel Ángel Saavedra, César Alejandro Arce-Salinas
BACKGROUND: The Mexican Accreditation Council for Rheumatology certifies trainees (TR) on an annual basis using both a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test and an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). For 2013 and 2014, the OSCE pass mark (PM) was set by criterion referencing as ≥6 (CPM), whereas overall rating of borderline performance method (BPM) was added for 2015 and 2016 accreditations. We compared OSCE TR performance according to CPM and BPM, and examined whether correlations between MCQ and OSCE were affected by PM...
February 1, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069112/-immunohistochemical-assessment-of-her2-expression-in-gastric-cancer-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-93-cases
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Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Sara Gil-Hernández, Ana Ruelas-Perea, Diego Villaverde-Rodríguez, José Roberto Montes-Ochoa, Rafael Medrano-Guzmán
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer in Mexico is ranked third in both males and females. Most patients present clinically with advanced disease and treatment options are sparse. HER2 overexpression in gastric cancer is related to poor outcome. Immunohistochemical testing for HER2 is becoming the standard of care for guiding adjuvant treatment of gastric cancer with trastuzumab. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of HER2 overexpression in patients with gastric cancer in the Hospital de Oncología del Centro Médico Nacional, Siglo XXI and its association with other histopathological findings...
January 6, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053898/aromatherapy-with-two-essential-oils-from-satureja-genre-and-mindfulness-meditation-to-reduce-anxiety-in-humans
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Marilú Roxana Soto-Vásquez, Paúl Alan Arkin Alvarado-García
The goal of this study was to verify whether association of aromatherapy with essential oils of Satureja brevicalyx or Satureja boliviana and mindfulness meditation can reduce anxiety levels in humans. A randomized experimental trial was carried out with 108 participants who were divided into 6 groups, comprising a waiting list control group and five experimental groups. Aromatherapy was carried out by inhalation of essential oils while mindfulness intervention program was focused on "flow meditation". The anxiety index was evaluated by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043980/fear-of-falling-and-its-association-with-life-space-mobility-of-older-adults-a-cross-sectional-analysis-using-data-from-five-international-sites
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Mohammad Auais, Beatriz Alvarado, Ricardo Guerra, Carmen Curcio, Ellen E Freeman, Alban Ylli, Jack Guralnik, Nandini Deshpande
BACKGROUND: fear of falling (FOF) is a major health concern among community-dwelling older adults that could restrict mobility. OBJECTIVE: to examine the association of FOF with life-space mobility (i.e. the spatial area a person moves through in daily life) of community-dwelling older adults from five diverse sites. METHODS: in total, 1,841 older adults (65-74 years) were recruited from Kingston, Canada; Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada; Tirana, Albania; Manizales, Colombia and Natal, Brazil...
January 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042240/prevalence-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adults-aged-18-to-30-years-in-a-colombian-university-an-electronic-survey
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Martín Cañón, Alvaro J Ruiz, Martín Rondón, Jaime Alvarado
BACKGROUND: We estimated the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and its impact on patient-reported health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in a university-based population aged between 18 and 30 years in Bogotá, Colombia. METHODS: The study had a cross-sectional design. Students, faculty, and staff aged 18-30 years of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia were randomly selected and invited to complete an electronic survey containing the Rome III IBS diagnostic questionnaire and an IBS-specific HR-QOL instrument (IBS-QOL)...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981378/the-ripasa-score-is-sensitive-and-specific-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-in-a-western-population
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Muhammad Usman Malik, Tara M Connelly, Faisal Awan, Frederik Pretorius, Constantino Fiuza-Castineira, Osama El Faedy, Paul Balfe
AIM: The definitive diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) requires histopathological examination. Various clinical diagnostic scoring systems attempt to reduce negative appendectomy rates. The most commonly used in Western Europe and the USA is the Alvarado score. The Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha appendicitis (RIPASA) score achieves better sensitivity and specificity in Asian and Middle Eastern populations. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the RIPASA score in Irish patients with AA...
April 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941962/microalbuminuria-and-its-association-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-the-mexican-mestizo-population-the-gea-study
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Aida Medina-Urrutia, Juan Gabriel Juárez-Rojas, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Esteban Jorge-Galarza, Guillermo Cardoso-Saldaña, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Rocío Martínez-Alvarado, Carlos Posadas-Romero
BACKGROUND: Microalbuminuria is an early marker of atherosclerosis. Ethnic differences for both conditions have been reported. We studied microalbuminuria prevalence and its association with coronary artery calcification as an early atherosclerosis marker in a Mexican-Mestizo population free of diabetes and hypertension (healthy), as well as in hypertensive and diabetic subjects. METHODS: In 1,472 adults (53.3 ± 9.4 years old, 50.3% women), anthropometric measurements, fasting blood glucose, and lipid profile were determined...
September 2016: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896652/the-long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-pyloroplasty-combined-with-gastric-electrical-stimulation-therapy-in-gastroparesis
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Brian R Davis, Irene Sarosiek, Mohammad Bashashati, Ben Alvarado, Richard W McCallum
INTRODUCTION: Gastroparesis is delayed gastric emptying without mechanical obstruction. Symptomatic improvement can be 50-60% with gastric electrical stimulation. To address delayed gastric emptying, pyloroplasty was added. This study examines the long-term efficacy and safety of simultaneous gastric electrical stimulator implantation and pyloroplasty. METHODS: In this prospective single-arm trial conducted from 2012 to 2015, 27 [23 females; mean age 43 (22-63)] gastroparesis patients who underwent simultaneous gastric electrical stimulator implantation with Heineke-Mikulicz pyloroplasty were studied...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843179/the-alvarado-score-versus-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-a-prospective-study
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Ashraf F Al-Faouri, Khaled Y Ajarma, Abdulhamid M Al-Abbadi, Abdullah H Al-Omari, Tariq S Almunaizel, Alaa A Alzu'bi, Ra'ed Y Al-Jarrah, Omar Y Abo-Zaiton
BACKGROUND: To assess and compare performance of the Alvarado score and computed tomography scan in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis at King Hussein Medical Center. METHODS: A total of 320 patients with suspected acute appendicitis were included in this study over a period of 2 years. The Alvarado score was calculated for all of these patients and 112 CT scans were requested selectively by surgeons caring for the patients. The histopathology diagnosis was used as the gold standard against which diagnostic performance of Alvarado score and CT scan were compared...
October 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806437/dilemma-of-mucosal-appendicitis-a-clinico-pathological-entity-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ryo Mizumoto, Adam T Cristaudo, Nai Kid Lai, Gamini Premaratne, Rasika Hendahewa
BACKGROUND: The presence of mucosal inflammation within appendicectomy specimens is poorly described in the literature, and there is debate regarding the clinical significance of this histological finding. The aim of this study is to correlate clinical and radiological data with histologically confirmed acute mucosal appendicitis (MA). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed to identify all patients who underwent appendicectomy over 5 years at Caboolture Hospital...
November 2, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803737/impact-of-ornithine-phenylacetate-ocr-002-in-lowering-plasma-ammonia-after-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Meritxell Ventura-Cots, Mar Concepción, José Antonio Arranz, Macarena Simón-Talero, Maria Torrens, Albert Blanco-Grau, Inma Fuentes, Pilar Suñé, Edilmar Alvarado-Tapias, Cristina Gely, Eva Roman, Beatriz Mínguez, German Soriano, Joan Genescà, Juan Córdoba
BACKGROUND: Ornithine phenylacetate (OP) has been proven effective in lowering ammonia plasma levels in animals, and to be well tolerated in cirrhotic patients. A trial to assess OP efficacy in lowering plasma ammonia levels versus placebo in cirrhotic patients after an upper gastrointestinal bleeding was performed. The primary outcome was a decrease in venous plasma ammonia at 24 hours. METHODS: A total of 38 consecutive cirrhotic patients were enrolled within 24 hours of an upper gastrointestinal bleed...
November 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733949/relationship-between-temperament-and-character-traits-mood-and-medications-in-bipolar-i-disorder
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Sergio B Chavez, Luis A Alvarado, Robert Gonzalez
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar I disorder is an illness causing mood shifts that can result in personality and character trait alterations. The relationship between mood and personality and character traits in bipolar I disorder is unclear at this time. METHODS: We conducted a study from February 2009 to March 2010 that included 42 subjects with bipolar I disorder, which was confirmed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders. Mood was assessed via the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) and the 30-item Clinician-rated Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS-C)...
2016: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
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