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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523249/risk-factors-clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteremia
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Tala Ballouz, Jad Aridi, Claude Afif, Jihad Irani, Chantal Lakis, Rakan Nasreddine, Eid Azar
Infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii (AB), an increasingly prevalent nosocomial pathogen, have been associated with high morbidity and mortality. We conducted this study to analyze the clinical features, outcomes, and factors influencing the survival of patients with AB bacteremia. We retrospectively examined the medical records of all patients developing AB bacteremia during their hospital stay at a tertiary care hospital in Beirut between 2010 and 2015. Ninety episodes of AB bacteremia were documented in eighty-five patients...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510730/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-versus-vancomycin-in-the-treatment-of-healthcare-ventilator-associated-mrsa-pneumonia-a-case-control-study
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Noa Eliakim-Raz, Moran Hellerman, Dafna Yahav, Jonathan Cohen, Ili Margalit, Sharon Fisher, Oren Zusman, Hila Shaked, Jihad Bishara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480251/real-world-effectiveness-of-simeprevir-containing-regimens-among-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-the-sonet-study
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Imtiaz Alam, Kimberley Brown, Cynthia Donovan, Jamie Forlenza, Kris Lauwers, Mitchell A Mah'moud, Richard Manch, Smruti R Mohanty, Avinash Prabhakar, Robert Reindollar, Ralph DeMasi, Jihad Slim, Neeta Tandon, Shirley Villadiego, Susanna Naggie
BACKGROUND: The Simeprevir ObservatioNal Effectiveness across practice seTtings (SONET) study evaluated the real-world effectiveness of simeprevir-based treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS: The SONET study was a phase 4, prospective, observational, United States-based study enrolling patients ≥18 years of age with chronic genotype 1 HCV infection. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients who achieved sustained virologic response 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR12), defined as HCV ribonucleic acid undetectable ≥12 weeks after the end of all HCV treatments...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465992/stress-induced-worsening-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-as-a-marker-of-myocardial-ischemia
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Mohamad Jihad Mansour, Wael Aljaroudi, Ali Mroueh, Omar Hamoui, Walid Honeine, Nada Khoury, Jinane Abi Nassif, Elie Chammas
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography has been the subject of interest in diagnosing diastolic dysfunction and estimating left ventricular filling pressures (LVFPs). The present study is set to estimate the correlation between the worsening of diastolic parameters and the evidence of inducible ischemia during an exercise stress echocardiography (SE) in comparison with the results of coronary computed tomographic angiogram (CCTA). METHODS: A total of 191 consecutive patients from the executive screening program who underwent exercise SE followed by CCTA were evaluated...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441388/a-population-based-approach-for-implementing-change-from-opt-out-to-opt-in-research-permissions
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Elizabeth A Marshall, Jim C Oates, Azza Shoaibi, Jihad S Obeid, Melissa L Habrat, Robert W Warren, Kathleen T Brady, Leslie A Lenert
Due to recently proposed changes in the Common Rule regarding the collection of research preferences, there is an increased need for efficient methods to document opt-in research preferences at a population level. Previously, our institution developed an opt-out paper-based workflow that could not be utilized for research in a scalable fashion. This project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing an electronic health record (EHR)-based active opt-in research preferences program. The first phase of implementation required creating and disseminating a patient questionnaire through the EHR portal to populate discreet fields within the EHR indicating patients' preferences for future research study contact (contact) and their willingness to allow anonymised use of excess tissue and fluid specimens (biobank)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437021/optimal-outcome-achievement-in-partial-nephrectomy-for-t1-renal-masses-a-contemporary-analysis-of-open-and-robotic-cases
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Matthew J Maurice, Daniel Ramirez, Önder Kara, Ercan Malkoç, Ryan J Nelson, Khaled Fareed, Robert J Stein, Amr F Fergany, Jihad H Kaouk
OBJECTIVES: To compare optimal outcome achievement between open and robotic partial nephrectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using our institutional partial nephrectomy database, we reviewed 605 cases performed for unifocal clinical T1 renal masses in non-solitary kidneys from 2011-2015. Tetrafecta, which was defined as negative surgical margins, freedom from perioperative complications, ≥80% renal functional preservation, and no chronic kidney disease upstaging, was chosen as the composite optimal outcome...
April 24, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409051/revisiting-hemicraniectomy-late-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke-and-the-role-of-infarct-growth-rate
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Saadat Kamran, Naveed Akhtar, Abdul Salam, Ayman Alboudi, Kainat Kamran, Arsalan Ahmed, Rabia A Khan, Mohsin K Mirza, Jihad Inshasi, Ashfaq Shuaib
Objective and Methods. The outcome in late decompressive hemicraniectomy in malignant middle cerebral artery stroke and the optimal timings of surgery has not been addressed by the randomized trials and pooled analysis. Retrospective, multicenter, cross-sectional study to measure outcome following DHC under 48 or over 48 hours using the modified Rankin scale [mRS] and dichotomized as favorable ≤4 or unfavorable >4 at three months. Results. In total, 137 patients underwent DHC. Functional outcome analyzed as mRS 0-4 versus mRS 5-6 showed no difference in this split between early and late operated on patients [P = 0...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385618/from-the-associate-editor-of-video-articles-show-me-how
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EDITORIAL
Jihad H Kaouk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368848/novel-crossing-system-for-the-recanalization-of-complex-chronic-total-occlusions-ex-vivo-proof-of-concept-of-the-soundbite-crossing-system
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Simon Bérubé, Andrew Benko, Marc-Antoine Despatis, Louis-Philippe Riel, Marianne Brodmann, Eric Therasse, Martin Brouillette, Jihad A Mustapha, Philippe Généreux
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions are frequent in patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease, and associated with a higher risk of adverse events, including mortality, decreased quality of life, and increased health-care costs. Percutaneous intervention of CTO lesions has been associated with a lower procedural success rate, and current dedicated CTO devices may be of limited use for the non-CTO expert, and associated with increased intraprocedural complication rates. The SoundBite Crossing System (SoundBite Medical Solutions, Inc) is a newly developed device using shockwaves (short-duration, high-amplitude pressure pulses) to facilitate penetration of the proximal cap and crossing of the occlusion...
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342925/epidemiology-and-characteristics-of-neurosurgical-conditions-at-mbarara-regional-referral-hospital
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Jihad Abdelgadir, Emily R Smith, Maria Punchak, Joao Ricardo Vissoci, Catherine Staton, Alex Muhindo, David Kitya, Lawrence P Park, Michael M Haglund
BACKGROUND: The unmet surgical need, specifically neurosurgical need, in Uganda is significant, yet only two public hospitals currently perform neurosurgery in the country. This study examines the epidemiology and outcomes of neurosurgical conditions presenting to one of 12 regional referral hospitals in Uganda, in an effort to understand the neurosurgical needs of this population. METHODS: The study was conducted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH), in southwestern Uganda...
March 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322434/two-cases-of-alopecia-areata-treated-with-ruxolitinib-a%C3%A2-discussion-of-ideal-dosing-and-laboratory-monitoring
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Amy Vandiver, Nicholas Girardi, Jihad Alhariri, Luis A Garza
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is a relatively common condition affecting patients seen in community dermatology clinics. A 2014 study implicated the JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor, ruxolitinib in short-term treatment of alopecia, however little information exists about the long-term use in otherwise healthy individuals in the community setting. METHODS: A patient with chronic alopecia areata and a patient with acute onset alopecia universalis were treated with oral ruxolitinib for over a year...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321801/acute-hyperventilation-increases-the-central-venous-to-arterial-pco2-difference-in-stable-septic-shock-patients
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Jihad Mallat, Usman Mohammad, Malcolm Lemyze, Mehdi Meddour, Marie Jonard, Florent Pepy, Gaelle Gasan, Stephanie Barrailler, Johanna Temime, Nicolas Vangrunderbeeck, Laurent Tronchon, Didier Thevenin
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of acute hyperventilation on the central venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide tension difference (∆PCO2) in hemodynamically stable septic shock patients. METHODS: Eighteen mechanically ventilated septic shock patients were prospectively included in the study. We measured cardiac index (CI), ∆PCO2, oxygen consumption (VO2), central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2), and blood gas parameters, before and 30 min after an increase in alveolar ventilation (increased respiratory rate by 10 breaths/min)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319324/future-of-robotic-surgery-in-urology
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Jens J Rassweiler, Riccardo Autorino, Jan Klein, Alex Mottrie, Ali Serdar Goezen, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Koon H Rha, Marc Schurr, Jihad Kaouk, Vipul Patel, Prokar Dasgupta, Evangelos Liatsikos
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive overview of the current status of the field of robotic systems for urological surgery and discuss future perspectives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A non-systematic literature review was performed using PubMed/Medline search electronic engines. Existing patents for robotic devices were researched using the Google search engine. Findings were also critically analysed taking into account the personal experience of the authors. RESULTS: The relevant patents for the first generation of the da Vinci platform will expire in 2019...
March 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315787/the-synergistic-influence-of-ischemic-time-and-surgical-precision-on-acute-kidney-injury-after-robotic-partial-nephrectomy
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Julien Dagenais, Matt Maurice, Pascal Mouracade, Onder Kara, Ryan Nelson, Ercan Malkoc, Jihad Kaouk
OBJECTIVES: To examine the dynamic and potentially synergistic influence of warm ischemia time (WIT) and excisional volume loss (EVL) on predicted rates of post-partial acute kidney injury (AKI) across a range of tumor complexities. To investigate whether these modifiable variables sensitize the kidney to the other's damaging influence. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 1,245 patients between 2006 and 2016 with bilateral kidneys and enhancing renal masses in our single-institution robotic partial nephrectomy (PN) database...
March 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288472/research-ethics-2-0-new-perspectives-on-norms-values-and-integrity-in-genomic-research-in-times-of-even-scarcer-resources
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Caroline Brall, Els Maeckelberghe, Rouven Porz, Jihad Makhoul, Peter Schröder-Bäck
Research ethics anew gained importance due to the changing scientific landscape and increasing demands and competition in the academic field. These changes are further exaggerated because of scarce(r) resources in some countries on the one hand and advances in genomics on the other. In this paper, we will highlight the current challenges thereof to scientific integrity. To mark key developments in research ethics, we will distinguish between what we call research ethics 1.0 and research ethics 2.0. Whereas research ethics 1...
March 14, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283696/myeloid-cells-in-circulation-and-tumor-microenvironment-of-breast-cancer-patients
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Salman M Toor, Azharuddin Sajid Syed Khaja, Haytham El Salhat, Issam Faour, Jihad Kanbar, Asif A Quadri, Mohamed Albashir, Eyad Elkord
Pathological conditions including cancers lead to accumulation of a morphological mixture of highly immunosuppressive cells termed as myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). The lack of conclusive markers to identify human MDSC, due to their heterogeneous nature and close phenotypical and functional proximity with other cell subsets, made it challenging to identify these cells. Nevertheless, expansion of MDSC has been reported in periphery and tumor microenvironment of various cancers. The majority of studies on breast cancers were performed on murine models and hence limited literature is available on the relation of MDSC accumulation with clinical settings in breast cancer patients...
March 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259474/excisional-precision-matters-understanding-the-influence-of-excisional-volume-loss-on-renal-function-after-partial-nephrectomy
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Julien Dagenais, Matthew J Maurice, Pascal Mouracade, Onder Kara, Ercan Malkoc, Jihad H Kaouk
Renal function after partial nephrectomy (PN) may depend on modifiable factors including ischemia time, excision of healthy parenchyma (excisional volume loss, EVL), and reconstructive methods. We retrospectively reviewed our institutional robotic PN database to identify the predictors of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) preservation (GFR-P) at 3-12 mo postoperatively, during which GFR decline plateaus. Baseline clinical, sociodemographic, and radiologic characteristics were captured. Univariate and multivariate (MV) linear regression analyses were performed and marginal effects were employed to examine the relative effect of EVL on renal function...
March 1, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240525/infrapopliteal-calcification-patterns-in-critical-limb-ischemia-diagnostic-pathologic-and-therapeutic-implications-in-the-search-for-the-endovascular-holy-grail
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REVIEW
Jihad A Mustapha, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Fadi Saab
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the terminal stage of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is characterized by multilevel and multivessel disease. Amongst patients with infrainguinal disease, approximately one third have predominantly isolated infrapopliteal disease and the remaining two thirds, a combination of femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal disease. Isolated infrapopliteal disease is mainly seen in the elderly, diabetic, or dialysis-dependent patients. These patients have higher risk of amputation and shorter amputation-free survival...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216396/estimating-the-cost-of-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-low-income-setting-an-observational-economic-analysis
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Jihad Abdelgadir, Tu Tran, Alex Muhindo, Doomwin Obiga, John Mukasa, Hussein Ssenyonjo, Michael Muhumza, Joel Kiryabwire, Michael M Haglund, Frank A Sloan
BACKGROUND: There are no data on cost of neurosurgery in low- and middle-income countries. This study's objective was to estimate the cost of neurosurgical procedures in a low-resource setting to better inform resource allocation and health sector planning. METHODS: In this observational economic analysis, micro-costing was used to estimate the direct and indirect costs of neurosurgical procedures at Mulago National Referral Hospital (Kampala, Uganda). RESULTS: During the study period, October 2014-September 2015, a total of 1,440 charts were reviewed...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209682/electronic-consultation-services-tool-to-help-patient-management
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Jihad Abouali, Jacqueline Stoller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
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