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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926188/minimal-factor-xiii-activity-level-to-prevent-major-spontaneous-bleeds-reply
#1
M Menegatti, R Palla, P Bucciarelli, F Peyvandi
We thank Dr. Dorgalaleh et al. for their interest in our report regarding the minimal Factor XIII (FXIII) activity level to prevent major spontaneous bleedings [1] and for describing their experience using a low dose prophylaxis in patients with severe FXIII deficiency [2]. As reported by the authors, primary prophylaxis is mandatory for all patients with severe congenital FXIII deficiency, since the diagnosis, to prevent spontaneous life-threatening bleeding. It is well known that the main cause of death or disability in these patients is intracranial haemorrhage (ICH), occurring either spontaneously or after minor trauma, therefore an early prophylaxis is crucial [3]...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921906/outcomes-of-severe-uveitic-glaucoma-treated-with-baerveldt-implant-can-blindness-be-prevented
#2
Annelie N Tan, Michiel F Cornelissen, Carroll A B Webers, Roel J Erckens, Tos T J M Berendschot, Henny J M Beckers
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcomes on efficacy and safety of severe uveitic glaucoma treated with a Baerveldt glaucoma implant (BGI). METHODS: A retrospective study of 47 eyes of 47 patients with uveitic glaucoma treated by a BGI between September 2002 and September 2015. Main outcome measures were intraocular pressure (IOP), number of glaucoma medications, course of the uveitis, visual acuity (VA) and complications. RESULTS: Mean IOP dropped from 30...
September 18, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919596/outcome-of-pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-observed-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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S U Ahammed, A A Chowdhury, A S Roy, M A Muqueet, M A Rahman, M S Kabir, M G Rabbani, M Asadujjaman, M B Hossain, M Akhtaruzzaman, S K Das, E H Khan, M A Islam, M J Hasan, M A Rahman, R K Talukder, J Ara, G C Barman, P P Roy, M K Saha, D Mondal
This prospective case control study was carried out in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) from April 2011 to March 2012. The main objective of the study was to determine the short term maternal outcome of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury and to identify aetiological factors and to observe clinical features of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury. Total 60 pregnant women with AKI were included in the study as sample and equal (60) number of pregnant women with normal renal function was taken as control...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916127/open-thoracic-and-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-repair-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease
#4
Paula R Keschenau, Drosos Kotelis, Jeroen Bisschop, Mohammad E Barbati, Jochen Grommes, Barend Mees, Alexander Gombert, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch, Geert Willem H Schurink, Johannes Kalder, Michael J Jacobs
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim is to present current results of open complex aortic repair in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-border, single centre study. From February 2000 to April 2016 72 aortic operations were performed on 65 patients with CTD (41 male, median age 41 years [range 19-70 years]). Fifty-six patients (86%) underwent at least one previous aortic repair (71 open, four endovascular), including 33 patients (51%) operated before at the site of the procedure reported here...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893211/clinical-performance-and-patient-outcome-after-simulation-based-training-in-prevention-and-management-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-an-educational-intervention-study-in-a-low-resource-setting
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Ellen Nelissen, Hege Ersdal, Estomih Mduma, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Jos Twisk, Jacqueline Broerse, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal mortality. Prevention and adequate treatment are therefore important. However, most births in low-resource settings are not attended by skilled providers, and knowledge and skills of healthcare workers that are available are low. Simulation-based training effectively improves knowledge and simulated skills, but the effectiveness of training on clinical behaviour and patient outcome is not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of obstetric simulation-based training on the incidence of PPH and clinical performance of basic delivery skills and management of PPH...
September 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892948/microperimetry-a-new-tool-for-assessing-retinal-sensitivity-in-macular-diseases
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Memota Laishram, Krishnagopal Srikanth, A R Rajalakshmi, Swathi Nagarajan, G Ezhumalai
INTRODUCTION: Macular disease is the leading cause of low vision in the Western world. Drusen and pigmentary irregularities are common among the rural Northern Indian population. The disease process leads to loss of central vision, metamorphopsia, macropsia or micropsia and colour vision defect. AIM: To study the retinal sensitivity changes in macular diseases using microperimetry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was an observational study, conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology at a rural tertiary care hospital...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890040/risk-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-neurosurgery-state-of-the-art-on-prophylaxis-protocols-and-best-clinical-practices
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Mario Ganau, Lara Prisco, Helene Cebula, Julien Todeschi, Houssem Abid, Gianfranco Ligarotti, Raoul Pop, Francois Proust, Salvatore Chibbaro
OBJECTIVE: To analytically discuss some protocols in Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary Embolism (PE) prophylaxis currently use in Neurosurgical Departments around the world. DATA SOURCES: Analysis of the prophylaxis protocols in the English literature: An analytical and narrative review of literature concerning DVT prophylaxis protocols in Neurosurgery have been conducted by a PubMed search (back to 1978). DATA EXTRACTION: 80 abstracts were reviewed, and 74 articles were extracted...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889818/efficacy-and-safety-of-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-venous-thrombosis-after-paediatric-heart-surgery
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Lindsey B Justice, David P Nelson, Joseph Palumbo, Jaclyn Sawyer, Manish N Patel, Jonathan W Byrnes
OBJECTIVE: Reports in the literature of treatment with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator following cardiac surgery are limited. We reviewed our experience to provide a case series of the therapeutic use of tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of venous thrombosis in children after cardiac surgery. The data describe the morbidity, mortality, and clinical outcomes of tissue plasminogen activator administration for treatment of venous thrombosis in children following cardiac surgery...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878889/preoperative-fluid-retention-increases-blood-loss-during-major-open-abdominal-surgery
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Robert G Hahn, Hans Bahlmann, Lena Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Quantification of renal fluid conservation is possible by urine analysis, and the results can indicate dehydration. The present report sought to determine whether this fluid retention correlates with fluid requirements during major abdominal surgeries that have estimated operating times ≥ 2 h. METHODS: Urine colour, specific weight, osmolality and creatinine concentration were used to calculate a composite "fluid retention index" (FRI) in 97 patients prior to major abdominal surgery...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878879/if-i-had-a-hammer
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M Tarazi, N Mayooran, J Hinchion
We present the case of a 64-year-old man who was referred to our service after sustaining a self-inflicted nail-gun injury to his chest. He received three nails penetrated into his chest. Computer tomography revealed no massive haemorrhage or damage to major vessels. He underwent an emergency sternotomy, two nails caused pericardial perforation and myocardial injury were noted easily and removed easily via sternotomy. Myocardial injury showed a trajectory near the junction of the left anterior descending artery and the diagonal artery with no significant bleeding appreciated...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876556/crossbow-injury-to-the-neck
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T Omura, M Asieri, S Rambarran, S Moeng
Crossbow injuries are uncommon among penetrating trauma. The tendency for a crossbow bolt to remain in situ appears to limit catastrophic haemorrhage despite the involvement of major vessels.1 Here we report our experience with an injury to the left internal jugular vein by a crossbow bolt. The injury was successfully treated by emergency neck exploration.
March 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875887/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa-has-not-changed-over-the-last-two-decades
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J J P Buitendag, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G L Laing, D L Clarke, P Brysiewicz
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective review of a prospectively entered and maintained hybrid electronic trauma registry was intended to develop a comprehensive overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents and to compare it with previous audits from our local environment and from other developing world centres. All TBI patients admitted to hospital were included in this study. We reviewed the age, gender, outcomes, radiological findings and treatment of the patients. METHODS: All patients aged ≤18 years old who were admitted by the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) with TBI between December 2012 and December 2016 were included in this audit...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870850/hypoprothrombinemia-and-severe-perioperative-haemorrhagic-complications-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-treated-with-high-dose-cefazolin-for-infective-endocarditis
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Emeline Angles, Christine Mouton, Justine Perino, Alain Remy, Alexandre Ouattara
Endocarditis is a serious and common disease that requires prolonged antimicrobial therapy. The recent shortage of oxacillin has led to the use of other antimicrobial agents such as cefazolin to treat endocarditis due to methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. We describe four cases of life-threatening haemorrhagic complications (fatal in two cases) in patients treated with high-dose cefazolin. All of these patients with major bleeding presented with hypoprothrombinemia secondary to hypovitaminosis K. This adverse event may be due to inhibition of vitamin K epoxide reductase and/or gamma-glutamyl-carboxylase by the 2-methyl-1,2,3-thiadiazol-5-thiol group of cefazolin...
September 1, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862314/working-capacity-after-a-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-a-six-year-follow-up
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Emma Westerlind, Hanna C Persson, Katharina S Sunnerhagen
OBJECTIVE: Subarachnoid haemorrhage can lead to long-term disabilities. It is a major health issue for the patient and can affect work capacity. The aim of this study was to investigate working capacity after subarachnoid haemorrhage from a long-term perspective, using data from national sick leave records. In addition, factors associated with working capacity were analysed. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: A consecutive total sample of 38 working-age participants with first-ever subarachnoid haemorrhage was included...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860179/fewer-reboa-complications-with-smaller-devices-and-partial-occlusion-evidence-from-a-multicentre-registry-in-japan
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Yosuke Matsumura, Junichi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kondo, Koji Idoguchi, Tokiya Ishida, Yuri Kon, Keisuke Tomita, Kenichiro Ishida, Tomoya Hirose, Kensuke Umakoshi, Tomohiro Funabiki
BACKGROUND: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) performed by emergency physicians has been gaining acceptance as a less invasive technique than resuscitative thoracotomy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate access-related complications and duration of occlusions during REBOA. METHODS: Patients with haemorrhagic shock requiring REBOA, from 18 hospitals in Japan, included in the DIRECT-IABO Registry were studied. REBOA-related characteristics were compared between non-survivors and survivors at 24 hours...
August 31, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856546/role-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Gianluca Pontone, Patrizia Carità, Mark G Rabbat, Marco Guglielmo, Andrea Baggiano, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Andrea I Guaricci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the present paper is to analytically review the diagnostic and prognostic role of CMR in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) survivors. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice in patients STEMI. However, risk of future events remains substantial. Assessment of the extent of myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac function and ventricular remodelling has become the focus of recent studies. Electrocardiography, angiography and echocardiography parameters, as well as risk scores, lack sensitivity and reproducibility in predicting future cardiovascular events...
August 31, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855810/influence-of-the-mixtures-composed-of-slow-release-insecticide-formulations-against-aedes-aegypti-mosquito-larvae-reared-in-pond-water
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Naser A Alkenani
Vector borne diseases remain the major source of illness and death worldwide. Aedes aegypti is the primary carrier of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever in many developing countries in the tropical world. Because A. aegypti populations are becoming more and more resistant to conventional and non conventional insecticides, alternative strategies have to be rapidly implemented in the future for dengue vector control. The present study aimed to evaluate the larvicidal efficacy of slow-release formulations (SRFs) of bacterial insecticide Bactimos briquets blended with tow insect growth regulators (IGRs), Altosid XR - briquets and Dudim DT tablet respectively, against mosquito larvae of A...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854198/consequences-and-coping-strategies-six-years-after-a-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-qualitative-study
#18
Hanna C Persson, Karin Törnbom, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Marie Törnbom
BACKGROUND: After a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), continuing impairment is common and may impact the person's life. There is a lack of knowledge regarding long-term consequences experienced. PURPOSE: To explore experiences of the care and rehabilitation as well as the consequences and strategies used to cope with everyday life six years post SAH. METHODS: An explorative interview study with a qualitative design. Individual interviews, with open ended questions, using an interview guide were performed with sixteen participants (mean age 63, 8 men, 8 women) six years post SAH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851302/maternal-mortality-audit-in-suriname-between-2010-and-2014-a-reproductive-age-mortality-survey
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Lachmi R Kodan, Kim J C Verschueren, Jos van Roosmalen, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp
BACKGROUND: The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG-5) aimed to improve maternal health, targeting a maternal mortality ratio (MMR) reduction of 75% between 1990 and 2015. The objective of this study was to identify all maternal deaths in Suriname, determine the extent of underreporting, estimate the reduction, audit the maternal deaths and assess underlying causes and substandard care factors. METHODS: A reproductive age mortality survey was conducted in Suriname (South-American upper-middle income country) between 2010 and 2014 to identify all maternal deaths in the country...
August 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825691/the-myriad-properties-of-pasteurella-multocida-lipopolysaccharide
#20
REVIEW
Marina Harper, John Dallas Boyce
Pasteurella multocida is a heterogeneous species that is a primary pathogen of many different vertebrates. This Gram-negative bacterium can cause a range of diseases, including fowl cholera in birds, haemorrhagic septicaemia in ungulates, atrophic rhinitis in swine, and lower respiratory tract infections in cattle and pigs. One of the primary virulence factors of P. multocida is lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Recent work has shown that this crucial surface molecule shows significant structural variability across different P...
August 21, 2017: Toxins
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