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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086819/efficacy-safety-and-effectiveness-of-licensed-rotavirus-vaccines-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-for-latin-america-and-the-caribbean
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Raúl F Velázquez, Alexandre C Linhares, Sergio Muñoz, Pamela Seron, Pedro Lorca, Rodrigo DeAntonio, Eduardo Ortega-Barria
BACKGROUND: RotaTeq™ (RV5; Merck & Co. Inc., USA) and Rotarix™ (RV1, GlaxoSmithKline, Belgium) vaccines, developed to prevent rotavirus diarrhea in children under five years old, were both introduced into national immunization programs in 2006. As many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have included either RV5 or RV1 in their routine childhood vaccination programs, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to analyze efficacy, safety and effectiveness data from the region...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078646/mucosal-healing-in-ulcerative-colitis-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Pedro Boal Carvalho, José Cotter
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by periods of remission and periods of relapse. Patients often present with symptoms such as rectal bleeding, diarrhea and weight loss, and may require hospitalization and even colectomy. Long-term complications of UC include decreased quality of life and productivity and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Mucosal healing (MH) has gained progressive importance in the management of UC patients. In this article, we review the endoscopic findings that define both mucosal injury and MH, and the strengths and limitations of the scoring systems currently available in clinical practice...
January 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049258/the-impact-of-implementation-of-an-enteral-feeding-protocol-on-the-improvement-of-enteral-nutrition-in-critically-ill-adults
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Seoung-Hyun Kim, Chi-Min Park, Jeong-Meen Seo, Mingew Choi, Dae-Sang Lee, Dong Kyung Chang, Miyong Rha, Soyoung Yu, Seonhye Lee, Eunmee Kim, Young Yun Cho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal delivery of enteral nutrition (EN) may improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients; thus, optimal EN protocols should be developed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing an EN protocol on the improvement of EN practices and on the clinical outcomes of critically ill patients. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study with prospectively collected data. Multidisciplinary working group developed an evidence-based EN protocol based on an extensive review of literature and existing guidelines...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990648/total-laparoscopic-gastropexy-using-1-simple-continuous-barbed-suture-line-in-63-dogs
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Joel D Takacs, Ameet Singh, J Brad Case, Philipp D Mayhew, Michelle A Giuffrida, Ana V Caceres, W Alexander Fox-Alvarez, Jeffrey J Runge
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use and outcome of a single, simple continuous, barbed suture line for prophylactic, total laparoscopic gastropexy in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-center, retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Sixty-three client-owned dogs. METHODS: Medical records of dogs undergoing total laparoscopic gastropexy using a barbed suture at 4 academic veterinary hospitals from 2011-2015 were reviewed. Data collected included signalment, procedure time, procedure-associated complications, short-term complications, and long-term outcome...
December 19, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988828/mushroom-poisoning-a-retrospective-study-concerning-11-years-of-admissions-in-a-swiss-emergency-department
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Maxime Schmutz, Pierre-Nicolas Carron, Bertrand Yersin, Lionel Trueb
Wild mushroom intoxication is an unusual cause of toxic ingestion in Europe. A great diversity of clinical symptoms may arise depending on the variety of wild mushrooms ingested. These initial symptoms are often non-specific, with frequent gastrointestinal symptoms, and have no direct correlation with the outcome. Therefore, management of mushroom poisoning and risk evaluation are a challenge for emergency clinicians. We retrospectively reviewed all cases of mushroom poisoning identified in the ED database spanning 11 years...
December 17, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981760/infliximab-for-ipilimumab-induced-colitis-a-series-of-13-patients
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Nadine T Hillock, Sharryn Heard, Ganessan Kichenadasse, Catherine L Hill, Jane Andrews
OBJECTIVE: To review the outcomes of metastatic melanoma patients treated with infliximab for severe steroid-refractory colitis secondary to ipilimumab therapy. BACKGROUND: Immune-related colitis is a known potential adverse effect of ipilimumab, that causes significant morbidity and extended hospital stays. There are limited outcome data for patients treated with infliximab for ipilimumab-induced colitis refractory to corticosteroids. Management guidelines have been developed based on case study evidence only...
December 16, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974547/molecular-epidemiology-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-hospitalized-patients-in-eastern-china
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Dazhi Jin, Yun Luo, Chen Huang, Jian Cai, Julian Ye, Yi Zheng, Liqian Wang, Peng Zhao, Anbing Liu, Weijia Fang, Xianjun Wang, Shichang Xia, Jianmin Jiang, Yi-Wei Tang
Few studies on risk factors and transmission of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have been reported from China. A cross-sectional study was conducted for three years in Eastern China. Consecutive stool specimens from hospitalized patients with diarrhea were cultured for C. difficile C. difficle isolates from these patients then were analyzed for toxin genes, genotypes and antimicrobial resistance. Severity of CDI was determined in each patient by a blinded review of the medical record and ranged from 1 to 6...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938598/-infantile-systemic-hyalinosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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J Lu, J Li, F Y Lin
Objective: To investigate the clinical, pathological and gene mutation features of infantile systemic hyalinosis(ISH). Method: Data of a child with ISH seen in Haikou Hospital were retrospectively analyzed for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of infantile systemic hyalinosis and the relevant reports in literature were reviewed. Result: A 1 year and 1 month old boy showed limbs joint stiffness, limited mobility and double knee flexion at his first month of life. At third month, red rashes appeared on the body and gradually became purple, most of them were seen on the back and they were higher than the skin surface, uneven and did not fade when pressed...
December 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921037/acute-kidney-injury-in-western-countries
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REVIEW
Josée Bouchard, Ravindra L Mehta
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequent and is associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality, higher risk of chronic kidney disease, and prolonged hospital lengths of stay. The epidemiology of AKI mainly derives from studies performed in Western high-income countries. More limited data are available from Western low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) located in Central and South America. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the most recent data on the epidemiology of AKI in Western countries, aiming to contrast results from industrialized high-income countries with LMICs...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882164/inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-chinese-children-a-retrospective-analysis-of-49-cases
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Ying Zhou, Ying Huang
To present study reports the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and management of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in China. Clinical records of 49 pediatric patients with IBD at Fudan University Children's Hospital (Shanghai, China) between July 2001 and May 2012 were reviewed. Of 49 patients (30 males and 19 females), 8 patients had ulcerative colitis (UC) and 41 patients had Crohn's disease (CD). The mean age was 10.4 years in patients with UC and 10.1 years in patients with CD. The percentages of patients with UC with abdominal pain, diarrhea or rectal bleeding were 62...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869384/-atypical-mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-neonates-and-infants-with-chikungunya-fever-in-the-municipalities-of-c%C3%A3%C2%BAcuta-los-patios-and-villa-del-rosario-norte-de-santander-colombia-2014
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Claudia Marcela Muñoz, José Orlando Castillo, Daniela Salas, Milena Alexandra Valderrama, Claudia Teresa Rangel, Heiddy Patricia Vargas, Diana Carolina Silva
INTRODUCTION: Atypical clinical manifestations have been observed in newborns and infants suffering from fever caused by the chikungunya virus. Objective: To describe the cases of fever caused by the chikungunya virus in newborns and infants with atypical mucocutaneous lesions. Materials and methods: We reviewed the clinical records, as well as lab tests and histopathological results, of newborns and infants diagnosed with Chikungunya virus and atypical mucocutaneous lesions in three regional hospitals...
September 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806779/-surgical-options-for-chronic-pancreatitis
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C L Tan, Emms Nuer, Aizezi Abulaiti, H Zhang, Y H Chen, X B Liu
Objective: Discuss the surgical options for the chronic pancreatitis on the basis of anatomical morphological changes. Methods: A retrospective review of chronic pancreatitis patients in Department of Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University between January 2010 and December 2014 was performed. The data of medical records, image feature, surgical types and records of follow-up were collected. Total 295 patients including 275 male and 20 female aged from 14 to 74 years with median age of 51 years...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790616/a-comprehensive-comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-racecadotril-with-other-treatments-of-acute-diarrhea-in-adults
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REVIEW
Wolfgang Fischbach, Viola Andresen, Marion Eberlin, Tobias Mueck, Peter Layer
Racecadotril is a guideline-recommended treatment to alleviate symptoms of acute diarrhea. A systematic review of randomized studies was performed comparing efficacy and safety of treatment with racecadotril to that with placebo or active treatments in adults. In five double-blind studies, racecadotril and placebo had comparable tolerability, but racecadotril was more effective. This was consistent across multiple efficacy parameters including duration of diarrhea, number of diarrheic stools, abdominal pain, and meteorism; it was also consistent across countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761555/erlotinib-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-phase-ii-iii-clinical-trials
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Jing Zhang, Yuan Zong, Gang-Zhu Xu, Ke Xing
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of erlotinib for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A systematic literature search was undertaken in June 2015. Phase II/III trials of erlotinib for the treatment of advanced HCC were included. A descriptive analysis was applied. The study was conducted in College of Medicine, Honghui Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, between June 2015 and January 2016. RESULTS: Ten trials, comprising 9 phase II and one phase III trial, were included in the systematic review...
November 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755462/norovirus-in-latin-america-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Miguel O'Ryan, Margarita Riera-Montes, Benjamin Lopman
BACKGROUND: Noroviruses are increasingly recognized as a major cause of sporadic and epidemic acute gastroenteritis. Although there have been multiple studies published on norovirus epidemiology in Latin America, no comprehensive assessment of the role of norovirus has been conducted in the region. We aim to estimate the role of norovirus in the Latin American region through a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing literature. METHODS: We carried out a literature search in Medline, SciELO and LILACS...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744050/normal-serum-ige-levels-and-eosinophil-counts-exhibited-during-strongyloides-stercoralis-infection
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Miwa Higashiarakawa, Tetsuo Hirata, Teruhisa Tanaka, Gretchen Parrott, Tetsu Kinjo, Hidekatsu Naka, Akira Hokama, Jiro Fujita
Infections with parasites, such as Strongyloides stercoralis, typically cause elevated levels of serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) and eosinophils; however, co-infection with human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) can cause lower levels of serum IgE during S. stercoralis infection. We conducted this study to determine whether serum IgE levels and eosinophil counts could also be related to other patient characteristics or symptoms. Between 1991 and 2014, we measured and compared the symptoms of 237 patients and evaluated serum IgE levels and eosinophil counts of 199 patients who were infected with S...
February 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737913/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-dialysis-patients
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Ankita Tirath, Sandra Tadros, Samuel L Coffin, Kristina W Kintziger, Jennifer L Waller, Stephanie L Baer, Rhonda E Colombo, Lu Y Huber, Mufaddal F Kheda, N Stanley Nahman
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of nosocomial diarrhea. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may be at increased risk for CDI. Patients with ESRD with CDI have increased mortality, longer length of stay, and higher costs. The present studies extend these observations and address associated comorbidities, incidence of recurrence, and risk factors for mortality. We queried the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) for patients with ESRD diagnosed with CDI, and assessed for the incidence of infection, comorbidities, and mortality...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716080/collagenous-colitis-presenting-as-spontaneous-perforation-in-an-80%C3%A2-year-old-woman-report-of-a-case
#18
Andrew Mitchell, Alexandre Dugas
BACKGROUND: Perforation of the colon occurring during or shortly following colonoscopy or barium enema is a rare complication of collagenous colitis (CC). "Spontaneous" perforation in CC, in which no instigating factor is identified, is even less common, with only five cases reported to date. We report herein an additional case of spontaneous perforation in previously undiagnosed CC and review the clinical and pathological features of previously reported cases. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80 year old woman presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain preceded by approximately one month of frequent non-bloody diarrhea...
October 6, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684863/efficacy-of-rituximab-and-plasmapharesis-in-an-adult-patient-with-antifactor-h-autoantibody-associated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Clemence Deville, Cyril Garrouste, Paul Coppo, Bertrand Evrard, Alexandre Lautrette, Anne Elisabeth Heng
Antifactor H antibody (anti-CFHAb) is found in 6% to 25% cases of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in children, but has been only exceptionally reported in adults. There is no consensus about the best treatment for this type of aHUS. We report the case of an adult patient treated successfully with plasma exchange (PE), steroids, and rituximab.A 27-year-old Caucasian male presented to hospital with anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. One week earlier, he had digestive problems with diarrhea...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666285/inappropriate-clostridium-difficile-testing-and-consequent-overtreatment-and-inaccurate-publicly-reported-metrics
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Sean G Kelly, Michael Yarrington, Teresa R Zembower, Sarah H Sutton, Christina Silkaitis, Michael Postelnick, Anessa Mikolajczak, Maureen K Bolon
BACKGROUND The nationally reported metric for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) relies solely on laboratory testing, which can result in overreporting due to asymptomatic C. difficile colonization. OBJECTIVE To review the clinical scenarios of cases of healthcare facility-onset CDI (HO-CDI) and to determine the appropriateness of C. difficile testing on the basis of presence of symptomatic diarrhea in order to identify areas for improvement. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a large, tertiary academic hospital in Chicago, Illinois...
December 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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