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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936511/znf208-polymorphisms-associate-with-ischemic-stroke-in-southern-chinese-han-population
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Jianzhong Yu, Feng Zhou, Dong Luo, Nianzhen Wang, Chong Zhang, Tianbo Jin, Xiongfei Liang, Dan Yu
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is one of the most common diseases with a high burden of neurological deficits, disability and death. Zinc finger protein 208 (ZNF208) was found to be involved in coronary heart disease, but little information was about its association with ischemic stroke. We performed this case-control study to elucidate the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ZNF208 and risk of ischemic stroke in southern Chinese Han population. METHODS: A total of 799 subjects (400 cases and 399 health controls) were enrolled in this study...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936449/methotrexate-treated-ectopic-pregnancy-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-serum-changes-as-a-success-predictor-using-a-mathematical-model-validation
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Aleksandra Kovaleva, Natalia Irishina, Augusto Pereira, Tatiana Cuesta-Guardiola, Luis Ortiz-Quintana
BACKGROUND: Surgical rescue of methotrexate-treated ectopic pregnancy is necessary when tubal rupture or medical therapy failure is detected during post-therapeutic monitoring. It is known that an increased beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) concentration is the most important factor associated with treatment failure. Therefore, we suggested that relative changes in serum β-hCG could predict a successful result of medical treatment, leading to facilitation of the decision to forgo the prospect of possible surgical rescue...
October 27, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936337/alcohol-use-in-an-older-adult-referred-to-a-consultation-liaison-psychiatry-service-a-case-report
#3
Adam Searby, Natalie van Swet, Phil Maude, Ian McGrath
Alcohol use disorder in older adults is associated with a number of substantial medical complications, including cognitive decline. Due to limited success and application of screening approaches in this cohort, older adults are more likely to present to general hospital settings with undiagnosed problematic alcohol use. Consultation-liaison psychiatry services operating in general hospital settings are likely to be referred older adults with alcohol use disorders for assessment and management. A 77-year-old female presented to a metropolitan hospital with symptoms including frequent falls, slurred speech, difficulty judging distance, hypersomnia, poor reasoning, and odd behaviours...
December 9, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936104/mechanical-loading-attenuates-radiation-induced-bone-loss-in-bone-marrow-transplanted-mice
#4
Peter M Govey, Yue Zhang, Henry J Donahue
Exposure of bone to ionizing radiation, as occurs during radiotherapy for some localized malignancies and blood or bone marrow cancers, as well as during space travel, incites dose-dependent bone morbidity and increased fracture risk. Rapid trabecular and endosteal bone loss reflects acutely increased osteoclastic resorption as well as decreased bone formation due to depletion of osteoprogenitors. Because of this dysregulation of bone turnover, bone's capacity to respond to a mechanical loading stimulus in the aftermath of irradiation is unknown...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935931/caesarian-scar-pregnancy-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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P Gupta, A Huria, D Kaur, R Mehra
Caesarean scar pregnancy is one of the rarest forms of ectopic pregnancy. Transvaginal ultrasound and color flow Doppler provides a high diagnostic accuracy. A delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to uterine rupture, major hemorrhage, hysterectomy and serious maternal morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis can offer treatment options of avoiding uterine rupture and hemorrhage, thus preserving the uterus and future fertility. Primary health care provider should know about this rare entity, because if diagnosed timely, and referral to specialized centre is done without delay will definitely save maternal morbidity and mortality...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935921/isolated-pth-renal-resistance-pseudohypoparathyroidism-1b-a-rare-cause-of-hypocalcemia
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A Aggarwal, R Shah, O Mousa, A Patel
A case of Pseudohypoparathyroidism 1b is reported, who presented with signs and symptoms of hypocalcemia. Causes, diagnosis and management with new insight into genetic novel mutations in PHP are discussed. The objectives are to provide information regarding problems of Calcium balance, causes and making diagnosis of pseudohypoparathyroidism, learn complexities of PTH cellular interactions and calcium homeostasis and learn the genetic novel mutations of various types of PHP.
July 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935884/-use-of-the-multitask-device-while-performing-endarterectomy-from-iliac-arteries
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I P Mikhailov, G A Isaev, L S Kokov, I M Gol'dina
AIM: The study was aimed at assessing efficacy of using the "MultiTASK" device manufactured by the Le Maitre Company while performing extended endarterectomy from iliac arteries in patients presenting with multilevel atherosclerotic lesions of the arterial bed and chronic ischaemia of lower extremities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed the outcomes of surgical management of a total of 37 patients presenting with multilevel atherosclerotic lesions of the common and external iliac arteries and arteries below the inguinal ligament over the period from 2012 to 2015 at the Department of Emergency Vascular Surgery of the Scientific Research Institute of Emergency Ambulance Care named after N...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935798/health-gains-and-financial-protection-provided-by-the-ethiopian-mental-health-strategy-an-extended-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Kjell Arne Johansson, Kirsten Bjerkreim Strand, Abebaw Fekadu, Dan Chisholm
BACKGROUND: Mental and neurological (MN) health care has long been neglected in low-income settings. This paper estimates health and non-health impacts of fully publicly financed care for selected key interventions in the National Mental Health Strategy in Ethiopia for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and epilepsy. METHODS: A methodology of extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) is applied to MN health care in Ethiopia. The impact of providing a package of selected MN interventions free of charge in Ethiopia is estimated for: epilepsy (75% coverage, phenobarbital), depression (30% coverage, fluoxetine, cognitive therapy and proactive case management), bipolar affective disorder (50% coverage, valproate and psychosocial therapy) and schizophrenia (75% coverage, haloperidol plus psychosocial treatment)...
October 9, 2016: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935782/wet-or-dry-a-review-of-intravenous-fluid-administration-in-anesthesia-practice
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Matthew D'Angelo, R Kyle Hodgen
Fluid therapy has dramatically changed since its early inception nearly 200 years ago. Administration of intravenous fluid (IVF) has evolved from a "drip" technique to the algorithmic approach of the anesthetic fluid plan, and is now moving toward Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy. As the science and culture of fluid management evolves, anesthetists must remain focused on "why" anesthetic fluid matters. The purpose of IVF administration is to support tissue perfusion and maintain euvolemia. As the evidence underlying perioperative practice matures and the science of anesthesia races to meet the evolving demands of surgery, anesthetists must align knowledge generation with the individualized needs of the patient...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935768/hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-clinical-and-imaging-features
#10
Felix Y Yap, Matthew R Skalski, Dakshesh B Patel, Aaron J Schein, Eric A White, Anderanik Tomasian, Sulabha Masih, George R Matcuk
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a medical condition characterized by abnormal proliferation of skin and periosteal tissues involving the extremities and characterized by three clinical features: digital clubbing (also termed Hippocratic fingers), periostosis of tubular bones, and synovial effusions. HOA can be a primary entity, known as pachydermoperiostosis, or can be secondary to extraskeletal conditions, with different prognoses and management implications for each. There is a high association between secondary HOA and malignancy, especially non-small cell lung cancer...
December 9, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935482/dural-sinus-stenting-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-factors-associated-with-hemodynamic-failure-and-management-with-extended-stenting
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David A Kumpe, Joshua Seinfeld, Xianchen Huang, Quelin Mei, David E Case, Christopher D Roark, Prem S Subramanian, Kimberly E Lind, Victoria S Pelak, Jeffrey L Bennett
BACKGROUND: Some patients undergoing dural sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) develop clinical and hemodynamic failure (recurrence of the pressure gradient) owing to stent-adjacent stenosis. OBJECTIVE: To characterize factors associated with hemodynamic failure, and to describe outcomes of patients after repeat stenting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the initial and follow-up clinical, venographic, and hemodynamic data in 39 patients with IIH treated over 17 years with stenting...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935351/childhood-constipation-recognition-management-and-the-role-of-the-nurse
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James Schuster Bruce, Catherine Schuster Bruce, Hayley Short, Siba Prosad Paul
Constipation is a common childhood condition that health professionals will encounter in many different settings. The majority of these cases of childhood constipation are idiopathic in nature. It is considered to exhibit the 'tip of the iceberg' phenomenon as a large number of cases remain undetected due to under-recognition by families, embarrassment regarding the condition, fear of receiving a negative response from health professionals, or parental belief there is actually something more seriously wrong and failure to accept the diagnosis...
December 8, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935347/incontinence-pad-absorption-and-skin-barrier-creams-a-non-patient-study
#13
Peter Dykes, Sarah Bradbury
Exposure of the skin to excessive moisture, such as in cases of incontinence, can damage its natural barrier function and lead to tissue damage and breakdown. Common methods for managing incontinence and preventing related skin damage include the use of incontinence pads and the application of skin barrier creams to reduce exposure to moisture and irritants. Previous reports have indicated that barrier creams can transfer onto incontinence pads from the skin and reduce their absorbency, and thus the efficacy of both products...
December 8, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935218/is-there-a-relationship-between-neonatal-sepsis-and-simple-minor-neurological-dysfunction
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Nazan Kavas, Ayşe Engin Arısoy, Asuman Bayhan, Bülent Kara, Ayla Günlemez, Gülcan Türker, Meral Oruç, Ayşe Sevim Gökalp
BACKGROUND: This study examined potential risk factors for and consequences of simple minor neurological dysfunction (SMND), in a group of very low birth weight newborns followed until preschool age. METHODS: This is a prospective longitudinal study. Children with a birth weight below 1,500 g were assessed at 4 to 6 years of age. Twenty eight children with a normal neurological examination and 35 children with simple minor neurological dysfunction were included in the final analysis...
December 9, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935180/management-of-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-differs-in-the-north-and-south-of-scandinavia
#15
Martin Drageset, Jon Widding Fjalstad, Sven Mortensen, Claus Klingenberg
AIM: This study compared the management and outcomes of early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS) in two tertiary neonatal units in Denmark and Norway. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all infants diagnosed with EONS between April 2010 and March 2013 and managed at Odense University Hospital, Denmark and the University Hospital of North-Norway, Norway. Clinical and laboratory data were collected from patient records. RESULTS: We identified 137 EONS cases in Denmark and 101 in Norway...
December 9, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935008/distal-femoral-lateral-closing-wedge-osteotomy-as-a-component-of-comprehensive-treatment-of-medial-patellar-luxation-and-distal-femoral-varus-in-dogs
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Barry E Brower, Michael P Kowaleski, Ann M Peruski, Antonio Pozzi, Jonathan Dyce, Kenneth A Johnson, Randy J Boudrieau
OBJECTIVE: To describe a cohort of dogs with medial patellar luxation managed with a distal femoral lateral closing wedge ostectomy (DFO) as a component of comprehensive treatment, and to report radiographic and long-term clinical outcome of this technique. METHODS: Medical records of dogs that had a lateral closing wedge DFO as part of management of medial patellar luxation at three veterinary teaching hospitals were reviewed. Surgical reports as well as the preoperative, postoperative, and follow-up radiographs were reviewed...
December 9, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934834/pulmonary-mycobacterium-kansasii-disease-in-immunocompetent-host-treatment-outcomes-with-short-course-chemotherapy
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C Padmapriyadarsini, D Nair, N S Gomathi, B Velayudham
Mycobacterium kansasii, most virulent of all atypical mycobacteria, causes pulmonary disease identical to the disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Early identification of the species and prompt initiation of treatment for M. kansasii is necessary to prevent morbidity and mortality due to this disease. This case series highlights the similarity in the clinical presentation of both M. tuberculosis and M. kansasii and response to direct observation of short-course chemotherapy with rifampicin, in the management of pulmonary M...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934805/comparison-of-clinical-effects-of-beclomethasone-dipropionate-budesonide-in-treatment-of-children-with-mild-persistent-asthma-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
#18
Anju Singh, Devki Nandan, Vivek Dewan, Jhuma Sankar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Various inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are available to control the symptoms of asthma. Although beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) and budesonide (BUD) are one of the oldest ICSs, their wide availability and low cost make them attractive options in developing countries. Due to lack of consensus on which of the two drugs is better for controlling mild persistent asthma, we undertook this study to compare the efficacy of these two drugs by measuring the change in percentage predicted forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV 1 ) from baseline in children with mild persistent asthma...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933734/improved-quality-of-life-in-asthma-patients-under-long-term-therapy-assessed-by-ahq-japan
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Yuji Tohda, Takashi Iwanaga, Hiroyuki Sano, Hiroaki Kume, Kazuto Hirata, Noriyuki Ohkura, Isao Tachibana, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Hisako Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Minakata, Masanori Yoshikawa, Masaki Fujimura
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Assessment of the effects of long-term management on patient quality of life (QOL) would be extremely useful for determining asthma treatment strategies. However, no studies have evaluated QOL over an extended period of time. This study evaluated the changes in QOL, drug management and disease severity in the same asthma patients at an interval of approximately 9 years. METHODS: We re-surveyed asthma patients enrolled in a survey conducted in 2004 to evaluate the effects of approximately a decade of treatment on disease severity and QOL assessed by the Japanese Asthma Health Questionnaire (AHQ-JAPAN)...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933396/totally-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-using-the-overlap-method-early-outcomes-of-50-consecutive-cases
#20
Tae-Gyun Lee, In-Seob Lee, Jeong-Hwan Yook, Byung-Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: Construction of an esophagojejunostomy is still a challenging procedure in totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG), and there is no standard anastomosing method. The aims of this study were to describe our TLTG with the overlap method using a linear stapler and report surgical outcomes. METHODS: From January 2015 to April 2016, 50 patients underwent TLTG using the overlap method for gastric cancer. The procedures were performed by a single surgeon, and the patients' medical records were reviewed...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
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