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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452323/burr-hole-surgery-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-extensive-scalp-burn-a-case-report
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Eijiro Echizen, Kei Miyata, Ken Yamashita, Takeshi Mikami, Eichi Narimatsu, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical intervention for a patient with an extensive scalp burn is rare, but it might be associated with the high risk of surgical site infection. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old man had a severe and extensive scalp burn. A chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) was observed on a head CT for the assessment of bacteremia during treatment in the intensive care unit. To evaluate whether the CSDH might underlie his prolonged fever and sepsis pathology, we urgently evacuated the hematoma using one burr hole...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451875/linkage-to-hiv-care-following-diagnosis-in-the-who-european-region-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-2006-2017
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Sara Croxford, Zheng Yin, Fiona Burns, Andrew Copas, Katy Town, Sarika Desai, Andrew Skingsley, Valerie Delpech
BACKGROUND: Timely linkage to care after HIV diagnosis is crucial as delayed access can result in poor patient outcomes. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesise the evidence to achieve a better understanding of what proportion of patients are linked to care and what factors impact linkage. METHODS: Systematic searches were run in six databases up to the end of February 2017. The grey literature was also reviewed. Inclusion criteria were: sample size ≥50 people (aged ≥15), from the WHO European Region, published 2006-2017 and in English...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449035/usage-of-density-analysis-based-on-micro-ct-for-studying-lung-injury-associated-with-burn-blast-combined-injury
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Yang Chang, Dong-Hai Zhang, Quan Hu, Ling-Ying Liu, Yong-Hui Yu, Jia-Ke Chai
BACKGROUND: Burn-blast combined injury is a kind of injury caused by heat and blast at the same time. The lung injury after burn-blast combined injuries is of primary importance, and investigation of lung injury is needed in the clinical care of patients. Computed tomography (CT) is one of the standard tools used to observe the anatomical basis and pathophysiology of acute lung injury. METHODS: We applied a method of fast 3D (three-dimensional) reconstruction to calculate the density value of the lung injury by CT analysis...
February 12, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448953/clinical-prevalence-of-lewy-body-dementia
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Joseph P M Kane, Ajenthan Surendranathan, Allison Bentley, Sally A H Barker, John-Paul Taylor, Alan J Thomas, Louise M Allan, Richard J McNally, Peter W James, Ian G McKeith, David J Burn, John T O'Brien
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and dementia in Parkinson's disease (PDD) in routine clinical practice is unclear. Prevalence rates observed in clinical and population-based cohorts and neuropathological studies vary greatly. Small sample sizes and methodological factors in these studies limit generalisability to clinical practice. METHODS: We investigated prevalence in a case series across nine secondary care services over an 18-month period, to determine how commonly DLB and PDD cases are diagnosed and reviewed within two regions of the UK...
February 15, 2018: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447471/anti-infection-silver-nanoparticle-immobilized-biomaterials-facilitated-by-argon-plasma-grafting-technology
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Ashwin Ambi, Nisharg Parikh, Carolina Vera, Krystal Burns, Naidel Montano, Leonard Sciorra, Jessica Epstein, Debing Zeng, Christian Traba
Many research groups have attained slow, persistent, continuous release of silver ions through careful experimental design using existing methods. Such methods effectively kill planktonic bacteria and therefore prevent surface adhesion of pathogens. However, the resultant modified coatings cannot provide long-term antibacterial efficacy due to sustained anti-microbial release. In this study, the anti-infection activity of AgNP immobilized biomaterials was evaluated, facilitated by argon plasma grafting technology and activated by bacterial colonization...
February 15, 2018: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446233/annual-estimates-of-the-burden-of-seasonal-influenza-in-the-united-states-a-tool-for-strengthening-influenza-surveillance-and-preparedness
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Melissa A Rolfes, Ivo M Foppa, Shikha Garg, Brendan Flannery, Lynnette Brammer, James A Singleton, Erin Burns, Daniel Jernigan, Sonja J Olsen, Joseph Bresee, Carrie Reed
BACKGROUND: Estimates of influenza disease burden are broadly useful for public health, helping national and local authorities monitor epidemiologic trends, plan and allocate resources, and promote influenza vaccination. Historically, estimates of the burden of seasonal influenza in the United States, focused mainly on influenza-related mortality and hospitalization, were generated every few years. Since the 2010-2011 influenza season, annual US influenza burden estimates have been generated and expanded to include estimates of influenza-related outpatient medical visits and symptomatic illness in the community...
February 14, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441942/risk-factors-for-the-failure-of-treatment-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteremia-in-critically-ill-patients
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S Yoshida, K Suzuki, A Suzuki, H Okada, T Niwa, R Kobayashi, N Murakami, S Ogura, Y Itoh
Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia is associated with high morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. In this study, we assessed risk factors for clinical failure of first definitive therapy for P. aeruginosa bacteremia in critically ill patients. All patients with P. aeruginosa bacteremia who entered the intensive care unit in Gifu University Hospital from January 2006 to December 2015 were retrospectively identified from electronic records. Risk factors associated with clinical failure of the first definitive therapy for P...
July 3, 2017: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439775/right-ventricular-fractional-area-of-change-is-predictive-of-ventilator-support-days-in-trauma-and-burn-patients
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Duraid Younan, David C Pigott, C Blayke Gibson, John P Gullett, Ahmed Zaky
Echocardiography has contributed to the care of critically ill patients but there remains a need for more publications about its association with outcomes to confirm its role. We conducted a retrospective review of trauma and burn patients that were admitted to our intensive care unit between 2015 and 2017 that underwent hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography. Data collected included demographics, clinical and laboratory data. Right ventricle fractional area of change (RVFAC) measurements were performed on still mages obtained from mid-esophageal four-chamber-view clips...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438815/new-onset-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-previous-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-site
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Vincent J Noori, Kanika Trehan, Alisa Savetamal, Damien W Carter
INTRODUCTION: Marjolin' s ulcer, an aggressive ulcerating squamous cell carcinoma, is a well-known phenomenon that occurs in chronically inflamed or scarred tissue; however, squamous cell carcinoma arising in the acute setting after tissue trauma - specifically autograft donor harvest sites for burns - is a rare, but notable event. METHODS: This case series describes three instances of squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed in split-thickness skin graft donor sites in the immediate post-operative period...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437639/soluble-gpvi-is-elevated-in-injured-patients-shedding-is-mediated-by-fibrin-activation-of-gpvi
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Samantha J Montague, Céline Delierneux, Christelle Lecut, Nathalie Layios, Robert J Dinsdale, Christine S-M Lee, Natalie S Poulter, Robert K Andrews, Peter Hampson, Christopher M Wearn, Nathalie Maes, Jonathan Bishop, Amy Bamford, Chris Gardiner, Woei Ming Lee, Tariq Iqbal, Naiem Moiemen, Steve P Watson, Cécile Oury, Paul Harrison, Elizabeth E Gardiner
Soluble glycoprotein VI (sGPVI) is shed from the platelet surface and is a marker of platelet activation in thrombotic conditions. We assessed sGPVI levels together with patient and clinical parameters in acute and chronic inflammatory conditions, including patients with thermal injury and inflammatory bowel disease and patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for elective cardiac surgery, trauma, acute brain injury, or prolonged ventilation. Plasma sGPVI was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and was elevated on day 14 after thermal injury, and was higher in patients who developed sepsis...
February 13, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428787/trace-element-repletion-following-severe-burn-injury-a-dose-finding-cohort-study
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Olivier Pantet, Patricia Stoecklin, Mélanie Charrière, Pierre Voirol, Arnaud Vernay, Mette M Berger
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Major burn patients are characterized by large exudative losses of Cu, Se and Zn. Trace element (TE) repletion has been shown to improve clinical outcome. Having increased the TE doses over time, the study aimed at analysing if our repletion protocol corrected TE plasma concentrations and if the necessity for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) might increase the TE needs. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data in burn patients requiring intensive care (ICU) between 1999 and 2015...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428487/development-and-clinimetric-evaluation-of-the-mouth-impairment-and-disability-assessment-mida
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Marie-Andrée Couture, Valérie Calva, Ana de Oliveira, Léo LaSalle, Nancy Forget, Bernadette Nedelec
INTRODUCTION: Burns of the face and mouth region have a profound impact on function. Currently the outcome measure that is most commonly used in the burn care literature is horizontal and vertical opening. Impairment-based outcomes such as this do not capture the functional implications of these injuries in spite of the devastating impact they can have on burn survivor's lives. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To generate an assessment that evaluates the impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions associated with mouth injuries and prospectively collect data to examine the clinimetric properties...
February 7, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428422/yeasts-from-skin-colonization-are-able-to-cross-the-acellular-dermal-matrix
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Isabele Carrilho Jarros, Érika Okuno, Maiara Ignacio Costa, Flávia Franco Veiga, Patricia de Souza Bonfim-Mendonça, Melyssa Fernanda Norman Negri, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski
In recent decades, the prognosis for burn patients has improved considerably with the development of specialized care. The acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is a totally artificial acellular device that functions to control water loss, prevent penetration by bacteria and allow migration of endothelial cells and fibroblasts from patient tissues. However, little is known about its effectiveness against yeasts. The present study evaluated the capacity of colonization and migration of some human commensal yeasts. Three clinical isolates from skin scales, identified as Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, were used...
February 8, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428347/optimizing-the-management-of-spasticity-in-people-with-spinal-cord-damage-a-clinical-care-pathway-for-assessment-and-treatment-decision-making-from-the-ability-network-an-international-initiative
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Indira Lanig, Peter New, Anthony S Burns, Gerald Bilsky, Jesus Benito-Penalva, Djamel Bensmail, Michael Yochelson
The recognition, evaluation and management of disabling spasticity in persons with spinal cord damage (SCD) is a challenge for healthcare providers, health systems and patients. To guide the assessment and management of disabling spasticity in individuals with SCD, the Ability Network, an international panel of clinical experts, developed a clinical care pathway. The aim of this pathway is to facilitate treatment decisions that take into account the impact of disabling spasticity on health status, individual preferences and treatment goals, tolerance for adverse events, and burden on caregivers...
February 8, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428152/assessing-burn-care-in-brazil-an-epidemiologic-cross-sectional-nationwide-study
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Isabelle Citron, Julia Amundson, Saurabh Saluja, Aline Guilloux, Hillary Jenny, Mario Scheffer, Mark Shrime, Nivaldo Alonso
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the national epidemiology of burns in Brazil and evaluate regional access to care by defining the contribution of out-of-hospital mortality to total burn deaths. METHODS: We reviewed admissions data for Brazil's single-payer, free-at-point-of-care, public-sector provider and national death registry data abstracted from DATASUS for 2008-2014. Admissions, in-hospital mortality, hospital reimbursement, and total deaths from the death registry were assessed for records coded under ICD-10 codes corresponding to flame, scald, contact, and electrical burns...
February 8, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420818/multi-locus-sequence-typing-provides-epidemiological-insights-for-diseased-sharks-infected-with-fungi-belonging-to-the-fusarium-solani-species-complex
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Guillaume Desoubeaux, Anne Debourgogne, Nathan P Wiederhold, Marie Zaffino, Deanna Sutton, Rachel E Burns, Salvatore Frasca, Michael W Hyatt, Carolyn Cray
Fusarium spp. are saprobic moulds that are responsible for severe opportunistic infections in humans and animals. However, we need epidemiological tools to reliably trace the circulation of such fungal strains within medical or veterinary facilities, to recognize environmental contaminations that might lead to infection and to improve our understanding of factors responsible for the onset of outbreaks. In this study, we used molecular genotyping to investigate clustered cases of Fusarium solani species complex (FSSC) infection that occurred in eight Sphyrnidae sharks under managed care at a public aquarium...
October 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416859/applying-realistic-medicine-to-intrathecal-opioid-utilisation-in-scotland-do-we-have-a-standardised-approach
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Robert Hart, Gordon Burns, Susan Smith
Intrathecal opioids (ITOs) are commonly administered as part of a multimodal anaesthetic strategy for a variety of surgical procedures. The evolution of laparoscopic surgical techniques has seen the popularity of ITOs increase as they are effective, well tolerated and lack the cardiovascular side effects associated with epidural infusions. The risk of delayed respiratory depression remains a concern; therefore, high-quality post-operative monitoring is vital. The evidence regarding the practicalities of ITO administration such as opioid dose, type, side effect prevalence and ideal post-operative care arrangements are sparse...
February 2018: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415103/thermocouple-probe-orientation-affects-prescribed-fire-behavior-estimation
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T Adam Coates, Alex T Chow, Donald L Hagan, Thomas A Waldrop, G Geoff Wang, William C Bridges, Mary-Frances Rogers, James H Dozier
Understanding the relationship between fire intensity and fuel mass is essential information for scientists and forest managers seeking to manage forests using prescribed fires. Peak burning temperature, duration of heating, and area under the temperature profile are fire behavior metrics obtained from thermocouple-datalogger assemblies used to characterize prescribed burns. Despite their recurrent usage in prescribed burn studies, there is no simple protocol established to guide the orientation of thermocouple installation...
January 2018: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411494/post-pyloric-feeding-tube-placement-in-critically-ill-patients-extending-the-scope-of-practice-for-australian-dietitians
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Rosalie Yandell, Marianne Chapman, Stephanie O'Connor, Alison Shanks, Kylie Lange, Adam Deane
AIM: To determine whether the placement of a post-pyloric feeding tube (PPFT) can be taught safely and effectively to a critical care dietitian. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted in an adult intensive care unit (ICU). The intervention consisted of 19 attempts at post-pyloric intubation by the dietitian. The 10 'learning' attempts were performed by the dietitian under the direction of an experienced (having completed in excess of 50 successful tube placements) user...
February 2018: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408289/engaging-patients-in-setting-a-patient-centered-outcomes-research-agenda-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Linda J Burns, Beatrice Abbetti, Stacie D Arnold, Jeffrey Bender, Susan Doughtie, Areej El-Jawahiri, Gloria Gee, Theresa Hahn, Mary M Horowitz, Shirley Johnson, Mark Juckett, Lakshmanan Krishnamurit, Susan Kullberg, C Fred LeMaistre, Alison Loren, Navneet S Majhail, Elizabeth A Murphy, Doug Rizzo, Alva Roche-Green, Wael Saber, Barry A Schatz, Kim Schmit-Pokorny, Bronwen E Shaw, Karen L Syrjala, D Kathryn Tierney, Christina Ullrich, David J Vanness, William A Wood, Ellen M Denzen
The goal of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) is to help patients and those who care for them make informed decisions about healthcare. However, the clinical research enterprise has not involved patients, caregivers, and other non-providers routinely in the process of prioritizing, designing and conducting research in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). To address this need, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match® engaged patients, caregivers, researchers and other key stakeholders in a two-year project with the goal of setting a PCOR agenda for the HCT community...
February 2, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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