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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786866/characterization-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-pathogen-inactivated-and-quarantine-plasma-in-routine-use-for-treatment-of-acquired-immune-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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R Herbrecht, M Ojeda-Uribe, D Kientz, C Fohrer, A Bohbot, O Hinschberger, K-L Liu, E Remy, C Ernst, J-S Lin, L Corash, J P Cazenave
BACKGROUND: Auto-immune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a morbid multi-organ disorder. Cardiac involvement not recognized in initial disease descriptions is a major cause of morbidity. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) requires exposure to multiple plasma donors with risk of transfusion-transmitted infection (TTI). Pathogen inactivation (PI) with amotosalen-UVA, the INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma (IBSP) is licensed to reduce TTI risk. METHODS: An open-label, retrospective study evaluated the efficacy of quarantine plasma (QP) and IBSP in TTP and defined treatment emergent cardiac abnormalities...
May 21, 2018: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785478/changing-trend-of-infectious-diseases-in-nepal
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Shiba Kumar Rai
Many infectious/communicable diseases (IDs) are endemic in Nepal. Until a decade and half ago, IDs were the major cause of both morbidity and mortality accounting 70% for both. However, as a result of various preventive measures implemented by both the state and non-state actors, the overall IDs have shown a changing (declining) trend. The most impressive decline has been seen in the intestinal helminth infection. Though the overall burden of IDs is decreasing, several newer infectious diseases (emerging infections) namely, dengue fever, scrub typhus, influenza (H5N1 and H1N1), and others are posing a great public health problem...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784450/physician-assessed-and-patient-reported-urinary-morbidity-after-radio-chemotherapy-and-image-guided-adaptive-brachytherapy-for-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Lars Fokdal, Richard Pötter, Kathrin Kirchheiner, Jacob Chr Lindegaard, Nina Boje Kibsgaard Jensen, Christian Kirisits, Cyrus Chargari, Umesh Mahantshetty, Ina Maria Jürgenliemk-Schulz, Barbara Segedin, Peter Hoskin, Kari Tanderup
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The EMBRACE study is a prospective multi-institutional study on MRI guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) in locally advanced cervix cancer (LACC). This analysis describes early to late urinary morbidity assessed by physicians and patients (PRO). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1176 patients were analysed. Median follow up (FU) was 27 (1-83) months. Morbidity (CTCAE v.3) and PRO (EORTC QLQ-C30&CX24) was prospectively assessed at baseline (BL), and during FU...
May 18, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784140/telephone-follow-up-after-treatment-for-endometrial-cancer-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-and-clinical-nurse-specialists-experiences-in-the-endcat-trial
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S Williamson, K Beaver, A Gardner, P Martin-Hirsch
PURPOSE: Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common female cancer worldwide. There is little evidence that routine hospital surveillance increases survival or decreases morbidity following treatment. Gynaecology Oncology clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are ideally placed to provide the care, information and support to enable women with a gynaecological cancer to self-manage and live well. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) compared hospital follow-up (HFU) with telephone follow-up (TFU) by CNSs...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783184/postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-with-a-do-not-resuscitate-dnr-order-undergoing-elective-procedures
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Ethan Y Brovman, Elisa C Walsh, Brittany N Burton, Christine E Kuo, Charlotta Lindvall, Rodney A Gabriel, Richard D Urman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status has been shown to be an independent risk factor for mortality in the post-operative period. Patients with DNR orders often undergo elective surgeries to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life, but there are limited data on outcomes for informed decision making. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A multi-institutional setting including operating room, postoperative recovery area, inpatient wards, and the intensive care unit...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783016/systematic-investigation-of-the-erigeron-breviscapus-mechanism-for-treating-cerebrovascular-disease
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Jiangmei Wang, Yangyang Chen, Baoshi Liu, Qian Wang, Lulu Zhang, Zhenzhong Wang, Jun Zhou, Wei Xiao, Chunli Zheng, Yonghua Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cerebrovascular diseases (CBVDs), characterized by striking morbidity and mortality, have become the most common life-threatening diseases. The existing drugs of CBVDs target one or a few of pathogenic factors, the efficacy of which is limited because of the complexity of CBVDs. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), featured by multi-component and multi-target endows the great effectiveness in CBVDs treatment. For instance, Erigeron breviscapus (vant.) Hand...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781569/pediatric-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-an-evidence-based-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Fadi Nossair, Peter Schoettler, Joanne Starr, Anthony K C Chan, Ivan Kirov, Bosco Paes, Arash Mahajerin
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) results in vascular, respiratory, and neurologic compromise. A systematic search was conducted to determine the prevalence of pediatric SVCS subtypes and identify clinical characteristics/treatment strategies that may influence overall outcomes. Data from 101 case reports/case series (142 patients) were analyzed. Morbidity (30%), mortality (18%), and acute complications (55%) were assessed as outcomes. Thrombosis was present in 36%, with multi-modal anticoagulation showing improved outcome by >50% (P = 0...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780857/multi-omic-network-based-interrogation-of-rat-liver-metabolism-following-gastric-bypass-surgery-featuring-swath-proteomics
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Gautham Vivek Sridharan, Matthew D'Alessandro, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Vicky Bhagat, Hugo Gagnon, John M Asara, Korkut Uygun, Martin L Yarmush, Nima Saeidi
Morbidly obese patients often elect for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a form of bariatric surgery that triggers a remarkable 30% reduction in excess body weight and reversal of insulin resistance for those who are type II diabetic. A more complete understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the complex metabolic reprogramming post-RYGB could lead to innovative non-invasive therapeutics that mimic the beneficial effects of the surgery, namely weight loss, achievement of glycemic control, or reversal of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
September 2017: Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780767/effectiveness-of-a-multicomponent-school-based-intervention-to-reduce-bullying-among-adolescents-in-chandigarh-north-india-a-quasi-experimental-study-protocol
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Monica Rana, Madhu Gupta, Prahbhjot Malhi, Sandeep Grover, Manmeet Kaur
Background: Bullying perpetration and victimization is associated with significant academic, psychosocial and health related problems among adolescents. There is a need to develop effective interventions to prevent bullying among adolescents, especially in low and middle income countries. This paper presents the study protocol to develop, and evaluate the effect of multi-component school based prevention program for bullying in India. Design: Quasi-experimental study...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Public Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777671/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-ebstein-anomaly-in-neonates-and-infants-a-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-analysis
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Kimberly A Holst, Joseph A Dearani, Sameh M Said, Ryan R Davies, Christian Pizarro, Christopher Knott-Craig, T K Susheel Kumar, Vaughn Starnes, S Ram Kumar, Sara K Pasquali, Dylan P Thibault, James M Meza, Kevin D Hill, Karen Chiswell, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Ebstein anomaly (EA) encompasses a broad spectrum of morphology and clinical presentation. Those who are symptomatic early in infancy are generally at highest risk, but there are limited data regarding multi-centric practice patterns and outcomes. We analyzed multi-institutional data concerning operations and outcomes in neonates and infants with EA. METHODS: Index operations reported in the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (2010-2016) were potentially eligible for inclusion...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775088/an-assessment-of-the-uk-inpatient-care-for-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
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Lihua Wu, Jackie Cleator, Mamas Mamas, Christi Deaton
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common co-morbidity for patients with heart failure. Diabetes as a co-morbidity means that inpatient care should focus on both conditions to maximize the treatment regimen. However, this pressing issue is not widely researched and so it is unclear whether the acute care management needs of these patients are being met. AIMS: (1) To assess the differences in the number of hospital readmissions between patients with heart failure and patients with heart failure-diabetes; (2) to assess the use of integrated care approach for patients with heart failure-diabetes during the index heart failure-related admission; (3) to explore patient experiences of admissions...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773767/the-role-of-brincidofovir-in-preparation-for-a-potential-smallpox-outbreak
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Scott A Foster, Scott Parker, Randall Lanier
Smallpox (variola) virus is considered a Category A bioterrorism agent due to its ability to spread rapidly and the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with infection. Current recommendations recognize the importance of oral antivirals and call for having at least two smallpox antivirals with different mechanisms of action available in the event of a smallpox outbreak. Multiple antivirals are recommended due in large part to the propensity of viruses to become resistant to antiviral therapy, especially monotherapy...
October 30, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769093/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-17-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-pakistan
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Omar Irfan, Haris Khan, Zarrar Khan, Alina Ashraf, Rimsha Ahmed, Javaid Ahmad Khan, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi
OBJECTIVE: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) is an autoimmune, multi-system, small and medium vessel vasculitis with granulomatous inflammation. Aim of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological presentations of patients with GPA amongst the Pakistani population. It is a single centre retrospective single observation study. RESULTS: Study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi with records were reviewed from January 2000 to December 2017...
May 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768684/practical-approach-to-the-gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Rishi Bolia, Chee Y Ooi, Peter Lewindon, Jonathan Bishop, Sarath Ranganathan, Jo Harrison, Kristyn Ford, Natalie van der Haak, Mark R Oliver
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, life-shortening, genetic illness affecting children in Australia and New Zealand. The genetic abnormality results in abnormal anion transport across the apical membrane of epithelial cells in a number of organs, including the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver and genito-urinary tract. Thus, CF is a multi-system disorder that requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Respiratory disease is the predominant cause of both morbidity and mortality in patients with CF. However, there are significant and clinically relevant gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional manifestations that must be detected and managed in a timely and structured manner...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764436/prevalence-and-incidence-of-complications-at-diagnosis-of-t2dm-and-during-follow-up-by-bmi-and-ethnicity-a-matched-case-control-analysis
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Ebenezer S Owusu Adjah, Srikanth Bellary, Wasim Hanif, Kiran Patel, Kamlesh Khunti, Sanjoy K Paul
AIMS: To estimate the risk of developing long-term major cardiovascular and renal complications in relation to levels of body mass index (BMI) in a population of White European (WE), African-Caribbean (AC), and South Asian (SA) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with new diagnosis of T2DM, aged ≥ 18 years from January 2000 (n = 69,436) and their age-sex-ethnicity matched non-diabetic controls (n = 272,190) were identified from UK primary care database...
May 15, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761671/risk-factors-for-complications-of-total-subtotal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-prospectively-collected-based-on-the-clavien-dindo-classification-system
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Yehonatan Nevo, Yuri Goldes, Liran Barda, Roy Nadler, Mordechai Gutman, Avinoam Nevler
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have analyzed risk factors associated with complications after gastric cancer surgery using the Clavien-Dindo classification (CD). However, they have been based on Asian population cohorts (Chinese, Japanese, Korean). OBJECTIVES: To prospectively analyze all post-gastrectomy complications according to severity using CD classification and identify postoperative risk factors and complications. METHODS: We analyzed all gastrectomies for gastric cancer performed 2009-2014...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761322/concurrent-risk-reduction-surgery-in-patients-with-increased-lifetime-risk-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-an-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-nsqip-database
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Maryam Elmi, Arash Azin, Ahmad Elnahas, David R McCready, Tulin D Cil
BACKGROUND: Patients with genetic susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer are eligible for risk-reduction surgery. Surgical morbidity of risk-reduction mastectomy (RRM) with concurrent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) is unknown. Outcomes in these patients were compared to patients undergoing RRM without BSO using a large multi-institutional database. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted using the American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2007-2016 datasets, comparing postoperative morbidity between patients undergoing RRM with patients undergoing RRM with concurrent BSO...
May 14, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756693/multi-parametric-functional-hemodynamic-optimization-improves-postsurgical-outcome-after-intermediate-risk-open-gastrointestinal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pavel Szturz, Pavel Folwarczny, Roman Kula, Jan Neiser, Pavel Ševčík, Jan Benes
BACKGROUND: Perioperative goal directed therapy (pGDT) using flow monitoring has been associated with improved outcomes. However, its protocols are often based on stroke volume only: as a target for fluid loading, inotropic support and vasopresors (via mathematical coupling of systemic vascular resistance). In this trial, we have tested the multi- parametric pGDT protocol based on esophageal Doppler variables (corrected flow time, peak velocity) in intermediate-to-high risk patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery...
May 11, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756107/analysis-of-89-patients-who-underwent-tube-thoracostomy-performed-by-general-surgeons
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Cihad Tatar, Ahmet Kocakuşak, Bahri Özer, Mehmet Celal Kızılkaya, Tamer Karşıdağ, Aziz Arı, Kenan Büyükaşık
Objective: Death due to thoracic trauma accounts for 20% of all trauma deaths. The aim of this study was to discuss the approach applied by general surgeons to thoracic trauma in our center. Material and Methods: A total of 89 patients (82 male, 7 female; mean age: 26.8 years; range: 7 to 77 years) with thoracic trauma who were admitted to the emergency department and underwent thoracostomy performed by general surgeons between January 2008 and December 2013 were retrospectively analyzed...
2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754975/endoscopic-endonasal-double-flap-technique-for-reconstruction-of-large-anterior-skull-base-defects-technical-note
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Ricardo Landini Lutaif Dolci, Alexandre Bossi Todeschini, Américo Rubens Leite Dos Santos, Paulo Roberto Lazarini
INTRODUCTION: One of the main concerns in endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base has been the high incidence and morbidity associated with cerebrospinal fluid leaks. The introduction and routine use of vascularized flaps allowed a marked decrease in this complication followed by a great expansion in the indications and techniques used in endoscopic endonasal approaches, extending to defects from huge tumours and previously inaccessible areas of the skull base. OBJECTIVE: Describe the technique of performing endoscopic double flap multi-layered reconstruction of the anterior skull base without craniotomy...
April 19, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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