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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340148/reducing-unnecessary-culturing-a-systems-approach-to-evaluating-urine-culture-ordering-and-collection-practices-among-nurses-in-two-acute-care-settings
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Robert Redwood, Mary Jo Knobloch, Daniela C Pellegrini, Matthew J Ziegler, Michael Pulia, Nasia Safdar
Background: Inappropriate ordering and acquisition of urine cultures leads to unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). Treatment of ASB contributes to antimicrobial resistance particularly among hospital-acquired organisms. Our objective was to investigate urine culture ordering and collection practices among nurses to identify key system-level and human factor barriers and facilitators that affect optimal ordering and collection practices. Methods: We conducted two focus groups, one with ED nurses and the other with ICU nurses...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339564/accuracy-of-the-urinalysis-for-urinary-tract-infections-in-febrile-infants-60-days-and-younger
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Leah Tzimenatos, Prashant Mahajan, Peter S Dayan, Melissa Vitale, James G Linakis, Stephen Blumberg, Dominic Borgialli, Richard M Ruddy, John Van Buren, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: Reports of the test accuracy of the urinalysis for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs) in young febrile infants have been variable. We evaluated the test characteristics of the urinalysis for diagnosing UTIs, with and without associated bacteremia, in young febrile infants. METHODS: We performed a planned secondary analysis of data from a prospective study of febrile infants ≤60 days old at 26 emergency departments in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network...
January 16, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333509/rate-and-association-of-lower-urinary-tract-infection-with-recurrence-after-transurethral-resection-of-bladder-tumor
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Byung Soo Kim, Bum Sik Tae, Ja Hyeon Ku, Cheol Kwak, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Chang Wook Jeong
Purpose: To evaluate the rate of pyuria and bacteriuria after transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated data obtained from 363 patients who underwent TURBT between October 2012 and December 2013 at Seoul National University Hospital. Urinalysis and urine culture were assessed at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months postoperatively. Primary endpoint was the rate of bacteriuria (≥105/mL in a midstream) and pyuria (white blood cells ≥5/high-power field)...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333352/smartphone-based-point-of-care-urinalysis-under-variable-illumination
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Moonsoo Ra, Mannan Saeed Muhammad, Chiawei Lim, Sehui Han, Chansung Jung, Whoi-Yul Kim
Urine tests are performed by using an off-the-shelf reference sheet to compare the color of test strips. However, the tabular representation is difficult to use and more prone to visual errors, especially when the reference color-swatches to be compared are spatially apart. Thus, making it is difficult to distinguish between the subtle differences of shades on the reagent pads. This manuscript represents a new arrangement of reference arrays for urine test strips (urinalysis). Reference color swatches are grouped in a doughnut chart, surrounding each reagent pad on the strip...
2018: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331401/preoperative-dipstick-albuminuria-and-other-urine-abnormalities-predict-acute-kidney-injury-and-patient-outcomes
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Sehoon Park, Soojin Lee, Anna Lee, Jin Hyuk Paek, Ho Jun Chin, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Sejoong Kim
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether pathologic findings on preoperative urinalysis are associated with the risk of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI). Therefore, we performed a retrospective review to investigate this association. METHODS: We assessed the clinical significance of preoperative dipstick urinalysis in a 10-year surgery cohort from a tertiary hospital in Korea. Patients without available information on perioperative serum creatinine levels or kidney injury prior to surgery were excluded...
January 10, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327821/chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Omer Shahab, Pegah Golabi, Zobair M Younossi
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects many organs in the body, including the liver, kidneys, skin, joints and others. Although the hepatic manifestation of HCV has been widely studied, the extrahepatic manifestaions of HCV have not been fully appreciated. Studies have shown that patients with HCV have a higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, as well as poorer outcomes after kidney transplantation. Given these findings, it is important to screen HCV patients for presence of renal impairement in a timely manner...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325432/risk-factors-for-primary-failure-of-metallic-ureteral-stents-experience-from-a-tertiary-center
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Jui-Shan Hsu, Chao-Yuan Huang, Kao-Lang Liu, Po-Ming Chow
INTRODUCTION: We provide primary patency rate of metallic ureteral stents in cancer patients and investigate the factors affecting primary patency. METHODS: All cancer patients who had received metallic stents for malignant ureteral obstruction between July 2009 and November 2012 in our institute were included. No patients were excluded. Patient profiles, imaging studies, and lab data were collected. Patient profiles included age, gender, body height, body weight, body mass index, cancer types, treatment for cancer, response to cancer treatment, methods of stent insertion, and prior ordinary stents...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322215/-assessment-of-kidney-function-creatinine-is-not-the-whole-story
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REVIEW
U Huynh-Do, M Fiedler, B Vogt
Chronic renal insufficiency has a high prevalence and leads not only to a severe impairment in the quality of life but also to a higher mortality, mainly due to cardiovascular complications; however, in the early stages where there is still a chance for a therapeutic intervention, it is often underestimated because depending on endogenous factors (e.g. age and muscle mass), serum creatinine could falsely remain in the normal range while kidney function is already impaired. An exact measurement of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) using radionuclide techniques is cumbersome and usually confined to rare cases, such as in clinical studies...
January 10, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321112/the-evaluation-and-management-of-urolithiasis-in-the-emergency-department-a-review-of-the-literature
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Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a common condition in the U.S. Patients frequently present to the emergency department (ED) for care, including analgesia and treatments to facilitate stone passage. OBJECTIVE: With the new evidence concerning the evaluation and treatment of urolithiasis, this review summarizes current literature regarding the ED management of urolithiasis. DISCUSSION: Urolithiasis occurs primarily through supersaturation of urine and commonly presents with flank pain, hematuria, and nausea/vomiting...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319486/evaluating-factors-that-dictate-struvite-stone-composition-a-multi-institutional-clinical-experience-from-the-edge-research-consortium
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Ryan Kendrick Flannigan, Andrew Battison, Shubha De, Mitchell R Humphreys, Markus Bader, Ekaterina Lellig, Manoj Monga, Ben H Chew, Dirk Lange
INTRODUCTION: Struvite stones account for 15% of urinary calculi and are typically associated with urease-producing urinary tract infections and carry significant morbidity. This study aims to characterize struvite stones based on purity of stone composition, bacterial speciation, risk factors, and clinical features. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected from patients diagnosed with infection stones between 2008 and 2012. Stone analysis, perioperative urine cultures, bacterial speciation, and clinical data were collected and analyzed...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318927/cost-effectiveness-of-evaluation-of-children-with-epilepsy-in-the-emergency-department-need-for-investment-in-patient-education
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Karen S Carvalho, Anthony L Fine, Christopher J Haines, Ignacio Valencia, Divya S Khurana, Agustin Legido
We aimed to study cost-effectiveness of seizure evaluation of children with epilepsy in the emergency department (ED). We reviewed epilepsy patients seen at our ED for 1 year. Age, laboratory and neuroimaging results, treatment, disposition, and usefulness of the visit (need for hospitalization, clinical improvement) were analyzed. We identified 330 patients, aged 23 days-21 years, 190 (57.5%) had blood tests, 45 (13.6%) urinalysis, 2 (0.6%) cerebrospinal fluid testing, and 44 neuroimaging studies (13.3%)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305250/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-infections-across-age-groups
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REVIEW
Christine M Chu, Jerry L Lowder
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common outpatient infections, but predicting the probability of UTI through symptoms and test results can be complex. The most diagnostic symptoms of UTI include change in frequency, dysuria, urgency, and presence or absence of vaginal discharge, but UTIs may present differently in older women. Dipstick urinalysis is popular for its availability and usefulness, but results must be interpreted in context of the patient's pretest probability based on symptoms and characteristics...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302904/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-with-special-reference-to-pregnancy-specific-disorders-a-hospital-based-study-2014-2016
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Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301034/impact-of-%C3%AE-glucuronidase-mediated-hydrolysis-on-haldol%C3%A2-urinalysis
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Oneka T Cummings, Erin C Strickland, Jeffrey R Enders, Gregory McIntire
Reports have suggested that patients with mental health disorders including major depressive disorder and schizophrenia have dramatically low adherence levels to prescribed medications. Patients on haloperidol (Haldol®) therapy, regardless of their disease, were found to have higher adherence levels-though still strikingly low. This work shows that high levels of the glucuronidated form of haloperidol are present in patient urine samples. Time-of-Flight (TOF) mass spectrometry experiments are consistent with both the presence of haloperidol glucuronide and that hydrolysis of haloperidol patient urine samples leads to significantly increased concentrations of free haloperidol...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300289/urinary-sample-collection-methods-in-ileal-conduit-urinary-diversion-patients-a-randomized-control-trial
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Markku H Vaarala
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare bacteriological urinalysis findings using 3 urinary sample collection methods (clean stoma catheterization, urine dripping from the stoma, urine collected from the clean urostomy pouch) in ileal conduit urinary diversion patients. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SAMPLE AND SETTING: Twenty-seven patients with ileal conduit urinary diversion from an outpatient urology clinic were enrolled; 9 patients were seen twice, for a total of 36 subjects and comparisons...
January 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297826/hematology-serum-biochemistry-and-urinalysis-values-in-the-adult-giant-panda-ailuropoda-melanoleuca
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Caitlin Burrell, Hemin Zhang, Desheng Li, Chengdong Wang, Caiwu Li, Copper Aitken-Palmer
The giant panda ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a high-profile threatened species with individuals in captivity worldwide. As a result of advances in captive animal management and veterinary medicine, the ex situ giant panda population is aging, and improved understanding of age-related changes is necessary. Urine and blood samples were collected in April and July 2015 and analyzed for complete blood count, serum biochemistry, and biochemical and microscopic urine analysis for all individuals sampled ( n = 7, 7-16 yr of age) from giant panda housed at the China Research and Conservation Centre for the Giant Panda in Bifengxia, Sichuan Province, China...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297818/vital-signs-and-first-occurrences-in-normal-and-abnormal-newborn-asian-elephant-elephas-maximus-calves
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Ellen Wiedner, Wendy K Kiso, Janice Aria, Ramiro Isaza, William Lindsay, Gary Jacobson, Kathy Jacobson, Dennis Schmitt
Sixteen years of medical records documenting 19 births within a herd of Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus) at a private facility in the southeastern United States were reviewed. Of the 19 calves, 11 were normal at birth, requiring no additional veterinary care, and eight were abnormal, requiring veterinary care immediately or within the first week of birth. Descriptive statistics were used to evaluate morphometrics, vital signs, and behavioral milestones in newborn calves both normal and abnormal. Blood work and urinalysis results from all calves were compared to values for adult elephants...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297431/feasibility-and-yield-of-screening-for-non-communicable-diseases-among-treated-tuberculosis-patients-in-peru
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A L Byrne, B J Marais, C D Mitnick, F L Garden, L Lecca, C Contreras, Y Yauri, F Garcia, G B Marks
INTRODUCTION: The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses a major challenge to low- and middle-income countries. Patients' engagement with health services for anti-tuberculosis treatment provides an opportunity for screening for NCDs and for linkage to care. METHODS: We explored the feasibility and yield of screening for NCDs in patients treated for tuberculosis (TB) in Lima, Peru, as part of a study focused on chronic respiratory sequelae...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290098/rotavirus-infection-as-a-frequent-cause-of-neonatal-fever
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Ha-Na Kang, Hyun Kyung Park, Hyun-Ju Lee, Jin-Hwa Moon, Jae Won Oh, Chang-Ryul Kim
BACKGROUND: Fever rather than diarrhea or vomiting was the most common symptom of neonatal rotavirus(RV) infection in our previous study. We investigated if RV infection is a major cause of neonatal fever and we compared the clinical characteristics of bacterial infections, viral infections and unknown causes of neonatal fever. METHOD: We reviewed the electronic medical records of 48 newborns of ≤ 28 days who were admitted to the Special Care Nursery of Hanyang University Guri Hospital for fever (≥ 38°C) from 2005 to 2009...
December 31, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289268/rhabdomyolysis-associated-acute-kidney-injury-with-normal-creatine-phosphokinase
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Faisal Kamal, Lindsay Snook, Jagannath H Saikumar
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome characterized by the breakdown of skeletal muscle and leakage of intracellular myocyte contents, such as creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and myoglobin, into the interstitial space and plasma resulting in acute kidney injury (AKI). Elevated CPK of at least 5 times the upper limit of normal is an important diagnostic marker of Rhabdomyolysis. We present a case of rhabdomyolysis with severe AKI with a normal CPK at presentation. A 32-year-old man presented with acute respiratory failure and AKI after an overdose of recreational drugs...
January 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
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