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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774783/connecting-the-dots-an-association-between-opioids-and-acute-hippocampal-injury
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Jed A Barash, W Andrew Kofke
Acute hippocampal injury represents a relatively rare cause of amnesia. Interestingly however, between 2012 and 2017, 18 patients were reported at hospitals in Massachusetts with sudden-onset amnesia in the setting of complete diffusion-weighted hyperintensity of both hippocampi on magnetic resonance imaging. Notably, 17 of the 18 patients tested positive for opioids or had a recorded history of opioid use. This observation suggests an association between opioids and acute hippocampal injury. With particular attention to the Massachusetts cluster and data on fentanyl and its congeners, the epidemiological and pathophysiological evidence that supports this hypothesis is presented, as are potential underlying mechanisms...
May 18, 2018: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774711/-health-impact-of-asbestos-fibres-naturally-occurring-in-mount-pollino-area-basilicata-region-southern-italy
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Angelo Caputo, Marco De Santis, Valerio Manno, Gabriella Cauzillo, Biagio Maria Bruni, Lorenzo Palumbo, Susanna Conti, Pietro Comba
OBJECTIVES: to estimate the health impact of asbestos fibres naturally occurring in Mount Pollino area (Basilicata Region, Southern Italy). DESIGN: geographic mortality, hospitalization, and incidence study. Setting and participant s: population resident in 12 Municipalities of Mount Pollino area with naturally occurring asbestos fibres. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: standardized mortality ratio (SMR) and standardized hospitalization rate (SHR) for asbestos-related diseases; standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for mesotheliomas...
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774288/molecular-analysis-of-giardia-duodenalis-isolates-from-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-children-from-la-habana-cuba
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Luis Enrique Jerez Puebla, Fidel A Núñez, Lissette Pérez Santos, Lázara Rojas Rivero, Isabel Martínez Silva, Lucía Ayllón Valdés, Iraís Atencio Millán, Norbert Müller
Giardiasis is considered the most common intestinal parasitic disease in humans worldwide. In Cuba, this infection has particularly a strong clinical impact on the child population. Giardia duodenalis is a highly diverse protozoan, which comprises a complex of eight morphologically identical genetic assemblages, further divided into sub-assemblages. The present study used triose phosphate isomerase ( tpi ) and small-subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) genes as genetic markers for the identification of G. duodenalis assemblages and sub-assemblages in correlation with clinical and epidemiological data in children attended at the Paediatric Hospital "William Soler" and at Pedro Kouri Institute, between 2015 and 2016...
August 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774212/alkaline-peptone-water-based-enrichment-method-for-mcr-3-from-acute-diarrheic-outpatient-gut-samples
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Qiaoling Sun, Yanyan Hu, Hongwei Zhou, Lingbin Shu, Hanyu Wang, Zixian Huang, Rong Zhang
A third plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene, mcr-3 , is increasingly being reported in Enterobacteriaceae and Aeromonas spp. from animals and humans. To investigate the molecular epidemiology of mcr in the gut flora of Chinese outpatients, 152 stool specimens were randomly collected from outpatients in our hospital from May to June, 2017. Stool specimens enriched in alkaline peptone water or Luria-Bertani (LB) broth were screened for mcr-1, mcr-2 , and mcr-3 using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774093/distribution-of-virulence-associated-genes-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-clinical-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates
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Chao Liu, Yaowen Chang, Ying Xu, Yun Luo, Linrong Wu, Zhanjun Mei, Shigang Li, Rui Wang, Xu Jia
Acinetobacter baumannii is undoubtedly one of the most clinically significant pathogens. The multidrug resistance and virulence potential of A. baumannii are responsible for hospital-acquired nosocomial infections. Unlike numerous investigations on the drug-resistant epidemiology of A. baumanni , virulence molecular epidemiology is less studied. Here, we collected 88 A. baumannii clinical isolates, tested their antimicrobial susceptibility to 10 commonly used antibiotics and analyzed the distribution of 9 selected virulence-associated genes, aims to investigate the primary characteristics of the virulence-associated genes that exist in clinically multidrug resistant (MDR) and non-MDR isolates of A...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773781/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-traumatic-head-injury-in-juvenile-middle-aged-and-elderly-individuals
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Jiawen Wang, Feng Han, Qian Zhao, Bin Xia, Jialin Dai, Qian Wang, Shimei Huang, Cuiyun Le, Zhu Li, Jiangjin Liu, Ming Yang, Changwu Wan, Jie Wang
BACKGROUND Traumatic head injury is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. How clinicopathological features differ by age remains unclear. This epidemiological study analyzed the clinicopathological features of patients with head injury belonging to 3 age groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data of patients with traumatic head injury were obtained from the Department of Cerebral Surgery of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University and the Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital in 2011-2015. Their clinicopathological parameters were assessed...
May 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772880/detection-of-spatial-aggregation-of-cases-of-cancer-from-data-on-patients-and-health-centres-contained-in-the-minimum-basic-data-set
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Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Jose-Miguel Sanz-Anquela, Angel Sánchez Pinilla, Rosario Arenas Mayorga, Carmen Salido-Campos, Gonzalo López-Abente
The feasibility of the Minimum Basic Data Set (MBDS) as a tool in cancer research was explored monitoring its incidence through the detection of spatial clusters. Case-control studies based on MBDS and marked point process were carried out with the focus on the residence of patients from the Prince of Asturias University Hospital in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain). Patients older than 39 years with diagnoses of stomach, colorectal, lung, breast, prostate, bladder and kidney cancer, melanoma and haematological tumours were selected...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772872/spatial-analysis-for-the-epidemiological-study-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-systematic-literature-search
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Carlos Mena, Cesar Sepúlveda, Eduardo Fuentes, Yony Ormazábal, Iván Palomo
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the primary cause of death and disability in de world, and the detection of populations at risk as well as localization of vulnerable areas is essential for adequate epidemiological management. Techniques developed for spatial analysis, among them geographical information systems and spatial statistics, such as cluster detection and spatial correlation, are useful for the study of the distribution of the CVDs. These techniques, enabling recognition of events at different geographical levels of study (e...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771827/the-influence-of-socioeconomic-factors-on-the-epidemiology-of-maxillofacial-fractures-in-southern-italy
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Carolina Sbordone, Ida Barca, Marzia Petrocelli, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Luigi Angelo Vaira, Walter Colangeli, Maria Giulia Cristofaro, Mario Giudice, Amerigo Giudice, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Federica Attanasi, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano
Maxillofacial fractures represent a serious public health problem. Their epidemiology is extremely variable and its analysis is crucial to establish effective treatment and prevention of these injuries. The aim of this multicentric retrospective study was to analyze causes, demographics, incidence, characteristics of 987 patients diagnosed with maxillofacial trauma between 2011 and 2015 at Complex Operative Unit of Maxillofacial Surgery of Federico II University of Naples and Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy; 657 male and 310 female patients were admitted in the study...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771626/effectiveness-and-impact-of-a-single-dose-vaccine-against-chickenpox-in-the-community-of-madrid-between-2001-and-2015
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Pello Latasa, Angel Gil de Miguel, Maria Dolores Barranco Ordoñez, Inmaculada Rodero Garduño, Juan Carlos Sanz Moreno, María Ordobás Gavín, María Esteban-Vasallo, Macarena Garrido-Estepa, Luis García-Comas
BACKGROUND: Chickenpox is a contagious airborne disease. Immunization by varicella vaccine is an effective preventive measure. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of a single-dose vaccination against chickenpox at 15 months of age. METHODS: Observational study based on data from the Epidemiological Surveillance System of the Autonomous Community of Madrid from 2001 to 2015. The years were grouped into 4 periods according to epidemic cycles and vaccination schedule: 2001-06, 2007-10, 2011-13 and 2014-15...
May 17, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770046/blastomycosis-hospitalizations-in-northwestern-ontario-2006-2015
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S Litvinjenko, D Lunny
Background: Blastomycosis, caused by the organism Blastomyces dermatitidis, is an invasive fungal disease found in Central Canada and Central and Midwestern United States. Objective: To describe trends in and epidemiology of hospitalized cases of blastomycosis cases reported among northwestern Ontario residents between 2006 and 2015. Methods: Blastomycosis hospitalization data were extracted from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), accessed through IntelliHEALTH Ontario...
October 5, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769489/pattern-of-disease-among-patients-attending-cardiology-outpatient-department-of-a-private-hospital-of-mymensingh-bangladesh
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G K Paul, B Sen, M K Khan, T K Bhowmik, T A Khan, A K Roy
Epidemiologic transition is taking place in every part of the world. Cardiovascular diseases became the most common cause of death accounting for 30% of deaths worldwide, with 80% of the burden now occurring in developing countries. The objective of the study was to assess the Pattern of disease among patients attending Cardiology outpatient department of a private hospital. The cross sectional descriptive type of observational study was conducted among 550 patients attending Cardiology outpatient department (COPD) of Sodesh Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from March 2016 to June 2016...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769275/-point-counterpoint-active-surveillance-for-carriers-of-toxigenic-clostridium-difficile-should-be-performed-to-guide-prevention-efforts
#13
L Clifford McDonald, Daniel J Diekema
In 2017, we published a point-counterpoint on laboratory diagnosis of C. difficile infection (CDI). At that time, Drs Ferric Fang, Christopher Polage, and Mark Wilcox discussed the strategies for diagnosing Clostridium difficile colitis in symptomatic patients. Since that manuscript new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of American and the Society for Health Care Epidemiology have been published (1) and healthcare systems have begun to explore screening asymptomatic patients for C. difficile colonization...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768428/socio-environmental-factors-and-diarrheal-diseases-in-under-five-year-old-children-in-the-state-of-tocantins-brazil
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Volmar Morais Fontoura, Iolanda Graepp-Fontoura, Floriacy Stabnow Santos, Marcelino Santos Neto, Hanari Santos de Almeida Tavares, Maria Onice Lopes Bezerra, Marcela de Oliveira Feitosa, Adriano Figuerêdo Neves, Jesuane Cavalcante Melo de Morais, Luiz Fernando Costa Nascimento
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is a waterborne disease that affects children, especially those under 5 years of age. The objective of this study was to identify the spatial patterns of distribution of diarrheal disease in under 5-year-old children in the State of Tocantins, Brazil, from 2008 to 2013. METHODS: Geoprocessing tools were used to carry out an epidemiological study, to prepare thematic maps in the TerraView 4.2.2 software based on secondary data. General indicators of the disease, presence of spatial dependence through the Global Moran's Index (I) and the Spatial Association Index (LISA) were described...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767683/large-outbreak-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-with-drug-diversion-by-a-healthcare-technician
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Sharon Alroy-Preis, Elizabeth R Daly, Christine Adamski, Jodie Dionne-Odom, Elizabeth A Talbot, Fengxiang Gao, Steffany J Cavallo, Katrina Hansen, Jennifer C Mahoney, Erin Metcalf, Carol Loring, Christine Bean, Jan Drobeniuc, Guo-Liang Xia, Saleem Kamili, José T Montero
Background: In May 2012, the New Hampshire (NH) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) was notified of 4 persons with newly diagnosed hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at hospital X. Initial investigation suggested a common link to the hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) because the infected persons included 3 CCL patients and a CCL technician. NH DPHS initiated an investigation to determine the source and control the outbreak. Methods: NH DPHS conducted site visits, case patient and employee interviews, medical record and medication use review, and employee and patient HCV testing using enzyme immunoassay for anti-HCV, reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction for HCV RNA, nonstructural 5B (NS5B) and hypervariable region 1 (HVR1) sequencing, and quasispecies analysis...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765944/uveal-melanoma-5-year-update-on-incidence-treatment-and-survival-seer-1973-2013
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Mary E Aronow, Allan K Topham, Arun D Singh
Purpose: To analyze trends in incidence, treatment, and survival of uveal melanoma in the United States from 1973 to 2013 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Materials and Methods: Patients were identified using International Classification of Disease for Oncology codes: C69.3 (choroid), C69.4 (ciliary body and iris), and C69.2 (retina). Trends in age-adjusted incidence, treatment (surgery or radiation), and 5-year relative survival were calculated...
April 2018: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764558/-progress-of-epidemiology-and-outcome-for-sepsis
#17
Xiaoli He, Deyuan Li, Lina Qiao, Yan Kang
Sepsis is an uncontrolled host's response to infection and leads to life-threatening organ dysfunction. Traditional prognostic indicators for short-term mortality, such as intensive care unit (ICU) mortality, hospital mortality, cannot reveal the real and final outcome of sepsis patients. Sepsis patients remain high mortality even several years after hospital discharge, at the same time the quality of life, and the cognitive function were also damaged at varying degrees. Nowadays, studies about long-term quality of life for sepsis were still sparse and further study was still needed...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764502/decreased-macrophage-inflammatory-protein-mip-1%C3%AE-and-mip-1%C3%AE-increase-the-risk-of-developing-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#18
Meng-Jie Yang, Jie Guo, Yan-Fang Ye, Sui-Hong Chen, Li-Xia Peng, Chu-Yang Lin, Ting Hu, Shang-Hang Xie, Chuan-Bo Xie, Qi-Hong Huang, Yu-Qiang Lu, Qing Liu, Chao-Nan Qian, Su-Mei Cao
BACKGROUND: The association of circulating inflammation markers with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is still largely unclear. This study aimed to comprehensively explore the relationship between circulating cytokine levels and the subsequent risk of NPC with a two-stage epidemiologic study in southern China. METHODS: The serum levels of 33 inflammatory cytokines were first measured in a hospital-based case-control study (150 NPC patients and 150 controls) using multiplex assay platforms...
April 3, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764455/nerve-trauma-of-the-lower-extremity-evaluation-of-60-422-leg-injured-patients-from-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2-between-2002-and-2015
#19
Torge Huckhagel, Jakob Nüchtern, Jan Regelsberger, Mathias Gelderblom, Rolf Lefering
BACKGROUND: Nerve lesions are well known reasons for reduced functional capacity and diminished quality of life. By now only a few epidemiological studies focus on lower extremity trauma related nerve injuries. This study reveals frequency and characteristics of nerve damages in patients with leg trauma in the European context. METHODS: Sixty thousand four hundred twenty-two significant limb trauma cases were derived from the TraumaRegister DGU® between 2002 and 2015...
May 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764376/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-emergency-department-patients-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Muna Al Jalaf, Hanan Fadali, Rasha Alanee, Firas Najjar, Zulfa Al Deesi, Rania M Seliem, Eric J Nilles
BACKGROUND: Since the 1990s, community-associated methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has emerged as an important global cause of skin and soft tissue infections. Little is known about the epidemiology of this pathogen in the Middle East. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study in a single large teaching hospital in Dubai to identify the incidence of community-acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among ambulatory patients presenting with purulent skin and soft tissue infections...
May 15, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
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