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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668108/sonographic-assessment-of-swallowing-in-irradiated-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
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Dennis T H Cheng, Kathy Y S Lee, Anil T Ahuja, Michael C F Tong
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Ultrasonography is an emerging clinical tool to study the dysfunction of swallowing muscles. This was the first sonographic study to assess the relationship between suprahyoid muscle contraction, hyoid bone displacement, and penetration-aspiration status (PAS) during swallowing in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with radiotherapy (RT). The study also aimed to establish reliability data for the sonographic technique described. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
April 18, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666710/acute-chest-syndrome-progressing-to-ards-in-a-patient-of-25-week-gestation
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Jefferson Chambers, Nichole Smith, Matthew Sehring, Subramanyam Chittivelu
Acute chest syndrome is a complication of sickle cell disease and represents the highest cause of mortality in those afflicted with the disorder. Pregnancy represents an increased risk for complications of sickle cell disease in both the mother and fetus. We present a case of a 20-year-old patient with known sickle cell disease who was at 25-week gestation and developed acute chest syndrome refractory to conventional therapies and requiring emergency cesarean section. Following delivery, the patient developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
2018: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665044/comparative-anatomy-and-development-of-pectoral-and-pelvic-girdles-in-hylid-anurans
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Mónica C Soliz, María Laura Ponssa, Virginia Abdala
The development of the tetrapod pectoral and pelvic girdles is intimately linked to the proximal segments of the fore- and hindlimbs. Most studies on girdles are osteological and provide little information about soft elements such as muscles and tendons. Moreover, there are few comparative developmental studies. Comparative data gleaned from cleared-and-stained whole mounts and serial histological sections of 10 species of hylid frogs are presented here. Adult skeletal morphology, along with bones, muscles, and connective tissue of both girdles and their association with the proximal portions of the anuran fore- and hindlimbs are described...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663697/testing-a-new-form-to-document-goals-of-care-discussions-regarding-plans-for-end-of-life-care-for-patients-in-an-australian-emergency-department
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Amber C Mills, Michele Levinson, William A Dunlop, Edward Cheong, Timothy Cowan, Jennifer Hanning, Erin O'Callaghan, Katherine J Walker
OBJECTIVE: There is limited literature to inform the content and format of Goals-of-Care forms, for use by doctors when they are undertaking these important conversations. METHODS: This was a prospective, qualitative and quantitative study evaluating the utility of a new 'Goals-of-Care' form to doctors in a private, tertiary ED, used from December 2016 to February 2017 at Cabrini, Melbourne. A Goals-of-Care form was designed, incorporating medical aims of therapy and patient values and preferences...
April 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662708/emergency-peripartum-hysterectomy-in-the-dubai-health-system-a-fifteen-year-experience
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Muna Abdulrazzaq Tahlak, Mahera Abdulrahman, Nawal Mahmood Hubaishi, Mushtaq Omar, Fatima Cherifi, Shazia Magray, Frederick Robert Carrick
Objective: To determine the incidence, demographic data, risk factors, indications, outcome and complications of emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) performed in two major tertiary care hospitals in Dubai, and to compare the results with the literature. Materials and Methods: The records of all women who underwent EPH from January 2000 to December 2015 in two major tertiary care hospitals in Dubai were accessed and reviewed. Maternal characteristics, hysterectomy indications, outcomes, and postoperative complications were recorded using descriptive statistics to describe the cohort...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657083/the-course-of-awake-breathing-disturbances-across-the-lifespan-in-rett-syndrome
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Daniel C Tarquinio, Wei Hou, Jeffrey L Neul, Gamze Kilic Berkmen, Jana Drummond, Elizabeth Aronoff, Jennifer Harris, Jane B Lane, Walter E Kaufmann, Kathleen J Motil, Daniel G Glaze, Steven A Skinner, Alan K Percy
Rett syndrome (RTT), an X-linked dominant neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in MECP2, is associated with a peculiar breathing disturbance exclusively during wakefulness that is distressing, and can even prompt emergency resuscitation. Through the RTT Natural History Study, we characterized cross sectional and longitudinal characteristics of awake breathing abnormalities in RTT and identified associated clinical features. Participants were recruited from 2006 to 2015, and cumulative lifetime prevalence of breathing dysfunction was determined using the Kaplan-Meier estimator...
April 12, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653301/the-moderating-role-of-resilience-on-the-relationship-between-perceived-stress-and-binge-eating-symptoms-among-young-adult-women
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Idia B Thurston, Robin Hardin, Rebecca C Kamody, Sylvia Herbozo, Caroline Kaufman
OBJECTIVE: Adolescence and young adulthood are developmental periods during the life course that are sometimes associated with heightened stress and engagement in binge eating. Binge eating has been linked to psychiatric comorbidity, poorer physical health, and lower quality of life. However, less is known about protective factors that could buffer against binge eating behaviors. The current study examined the moderating role of resilience on the relationship between perceived stress and binge eating symptoms among emerging adult female college students...
April 2, 2018: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652296/validation-of-the-aast-egs-grade-for-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
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Mohamed D Ray-Zack, Matthew C Hernandez, Moustafa Younis, Wyatt B Hoch, Dylan S Soukup, Nadeem Haddad, Martin D Zielinski
INTRODUCTION: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) present with variable severity. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) developed an emergency general surgery (EGS) grading system for several diseases. We aimed to determine whether the AAST EGS grade corresponds with key clinical outcomes. METHODS: Single institution retrospective review of patients (≥18 years) admitted with SSTI during 2012-2016 was performed. Patients with surgical site infections or <18 years were excluded...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644153/acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-a-thorough-examination-of-a-harmful-obstetrical-syndrome-and-its-counterparts
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Joshua Ronen, Shahzeb Shaheen, David Steinberg, Kevin R Justus
Diagnosed in one of every 20,000 deliveries, acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) was considered to be a deadly disease for many years. However, advancements in the clinical and surgical management of pregnant mothers have lead to a drastic decrease in maternal morbidity and mortality. The corresponding case recounts a 23-year-old gravida 2 para 1 (G2P1) at 38 weeks gestational age (GA) with no relevant past medical or family medical history that presented to the emergency department (ED) with a five-day history of nausea, protracted vomiting, hypertension, and new-onset headache...
February 6, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643840/azole-resistance-in-aspergillus-terreus-and-related-species-an-emerging-problem-or-a-rare-phenomenon
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Tamara Zoran, Bettina Sartori, Laura Sappl, Maria Aigner, Ferran Sánchez-Reus, Antonio Rezusta, Anuradha Chowdhary, Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Maiken C Arendrup, Salvatore Oliveri, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Katrien Lagrou, Giuliana Lo Cascio, Jacques F Meis, Walter Buzina, Claudio Farina, Miranda Drogari-Apiranthitou, Anna Grancini, Anna M Tortorano, Birgit Willinger, Axel Hamprecht, Elizabeth Johnson, Lena Klingspor, Valentina Arsic-Arsenijevic, Oliver A Cornely, Joseph Meletiadis, Wolfgang Prammer, Vivian Tullio, Jörg-Janne Vehreschild, Laura Trovato, Russell E Lewis, Esther Segal, Peter-Michael Rath, Petr Hamal, Manuel Rodriguez-Iglesias, Emmanuel Roilides, Sevtap Arikan-Akdagli, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Arnaldo L Colombo, Mariana S Fernández, M Teresa Martin-Gomez, Hamid Badali, Georgios Petrikkos, Nikolai Klimko, Sebastian M Heimann, Omrum Uzun, Maryam Roudbary, Sonia de la Fuente, Jos Houbraken, Brigitte Risslegger, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Michaela Lackner
Objectives: Invasive mold infections associated with Aspergillus species are a significant cause of mortality in immunocompromised patients. The most frequently occurring aetiological pathogens are members of the Aspergillus section Fumigati followed by members of the section Terrei . The frequency of Aspergillus terreus and related (cryptic) species in clinical specimens, as well as the percentage of azole-resistant strains remains to be studied. Methods: A global set ( n = 498) of A. terreus and phenotypically related isolates was molecularly identified (beta-tubulin), tested for antifungal susceptibility against posaconazole, voriconazole, and itraconazole, and resistant phenotypes were correlated with point mutations in the cyp51A gene...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628596/subarachnoid-block-a-safe-choice-for-cesarean-section-in-neurofibromatosis-patient-with-severe-kyphoscoliosis
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Ibrahim Demir, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal-dominant neuroectodermal hereditary disorder, in which spinal skeletal deformities are one of the manifestations. Pectus carinatum, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and kyphoscoliosis can be seen with this genetic disorder which can lead to cardiorespiratory system problems and can cause difficulty in airway management. We present the anesthetic management of a NF1 patient with a sharp thoracolumbar dystrophic kyphoscoliosis who have been posted for emergency cesarean section as a result of fetal distress...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625601/connecting-the-dots-between-breast-cancer-obesity-and-alcohol-consumption-in-middle-aged-women-ecological-and-case-control-studies
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E R Miller, C Wilson, J Chapman, I Flight, A-M Nguyen, C Fletcher, Ij Ramsey
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer (BC) incidence in Australian women aged 45 to 64 years ('middle-aged') has tripled in the past 50 years, along with increasing alcohol consumption and obesity in middle-age women. Alcohol and obesity have been individually associated with BC but little is known about how these factors might interact. Chronic psychological stress has been associated with, but not causally linked to, BC. Here, alcohol could represent the 'missing link' - reflecting self-medication...
April 6, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619495/fournier-s-gangrene-in-an-obese-female-in-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Saqer Althunayyan, Evangelos Karamitosos
Fournier gangrene is a rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the perianal and genitourinary area. Although typically affects men, we present here a rare disease founding in a pregnant woman. An obese 36-year-old female patient in her third trimester of pregnancy presented with a history of perianal pain and swelling. She was subsequently diagnosed with Fournier gangrene and underwent emergency cesarean section with a surgical debridement. The key to successful outcomes in such a complicated presentation of Fournier gangrene includes a high index of suspicion, fluid resuscitation, rapid administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics, and an early interdisciplinary approach by multiple teams...
April 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617989/knowledge-of-venomous-snakes-snakebite-first-aid-treatment-and-prevention-among-clinicians-in-northern-nigeria-a-cross-sectional-multicentre-study
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Godpower C Michael, Bukar A Grema, Ibrahim Aliyu, Mohammed A Alhaji, Teslim O Lawal, Haliru Ibrahim, Aminu G Fikin, Fatima S Gyaran, Kennedy N Kane, Thomas D Thacher, Abba K Badamasi, Emmanuel Ogwuche
Background: Snakebite envenoming causes considerable morbidity and mortality in northern Nigeria. The clinician's knowledge of snakebite impacts outcome. We assessed clinicians' knowledge of snakebite envenoming to highlight knowledge and practice gaps for possible intervention to improve snakebite outcomes. Methods: This was a cross-sectional multicentre study of 374 doctors selected from the accident and emergency, internal medicine, family medicine/general outpatient, paediatrics and surgery departments of nine tertiary hospitals in northern Nigeria using a multistage sampling technique...
March 29, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616653/accessibility-of-cesarean-deliveries-in-benin
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V Mongbo, J Saïzonou, G Sopoh, C Sossa-Jérôme, E M Ouendo, I Godin
To be used effectively, emergency obstetric and neonatal care must be available and accessible. This study sought to measure the accessibility of cesarean deliveries in Benin. Cross-sectional study of randomly selected women in each of the 12 obstetrics departments in Benin. Geographical accessibility was measured by estimating the distance between the parturientes residence and the hospital. Financial accessibility was the average direct cost of the cesarean delivery -the sum of medical and non-medical costs...
February 1, 2018: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611369/the-role-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-men-with-erectile-dysfunction-preliminary-findings-of-a-real-life-cross-sectional-study
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E Ventimiglia, W Cazzaniga, F Pederzoli, N Frego, F Chierigo, P Capogrosso, L Boeri, F Dehò, C Abbate, D Moretti, L Piemonti, F Montorsi, A Salonia
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of systemic inflammation by means of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in men with erectile dysfunction (ED). Complete demographic, clinical, and laboratory data from 279 consecutive men with newly diagnosed ED were analyzed. Health-significant comorbidities were scored with the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). A complete blood count was requested for every man, and the NLR was calculated for every individual. Patients were invited to complete the IIEF questionnaire...
April 2, 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607328/maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-pregnant-dengue-patients-in-mexico
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Carlos Machain-Williams, Eric Raga, Carlos M Baak-Baak, Sungmin Kiem, Bradley J Blitvich, Celso Ramos
To increase our understanding of the consequences of dengue virus infection during pregnancy, a retrospective analysis was performed on the medical records of all completed pregnancies (live births and pregnancy losses) at nine public hospitals in the Gulf of Mexico from January to October 2013. Eighty-two patients developed clinical, laboratory-confirmed dengue virus infections while pregnant. Of these, 54 (65.9%) patients were diagnosed with dengue without warning signs, 15 (18.3%) patients were diagnosed with dengue with warning signs, and 13 (15...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593991/uterine-rupture-in-a-primigravid-patient-with-an-unscarred-bicornuate-uterus-at-term
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Brad Nitzsche, Maggie Dwiggins, Susan Catt
Background: Uterine rupture of an unscarred primigravid uterus is an exceedingly rare event. Cases of spontaneous rupture of an unscarred bicornuate uterus have been reported, but typically occur in the first or second trimester. Case: A 28-year-old primigravida at 37 weeks gestation with a known bicornuate uterus and no prior surgery underwent an emergent cesarean section after presenting with severe abdominal pain and signs of fetal compromise. She was found to have a uterine rupture with the fetus free in the abdomen accompanied by a large hemoperitoneum...
July 2017: Case Reports in Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590416/opportunistic-screening-for-alcohol-use-problems-in-adolescents-attending-emergency-departments-an-evaluation-of-screening-tools
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Simon Coulton, M Fasihul Alam, Sadie Boniface, Paolo Deluca, Kim Donoghue, Eilish Gilvarry, Eileen Kaner, Ellen Lynch, Ian Maconochie, Paul McArdle, Ruth McGovern, Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Robert Patton, Ceri J Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Hannah Rose, Ian Russell, John Strang, Colin Drummond
Objective: To estimate and compare the optimal cut-off score of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and AUDIT-C in identifying at-risk alcohol consumption, heavy episodic alcohol use, ICD-10 alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in adolescents attending ED in England. Design: Opportunistic cross-sectional survey. Setting: 10 emergency departments across England. Participants: Adolescents (n = 5377) aged between their 10th and 18th birthday who attended emergency departments between December 2012 and May 2013...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587802/disrespect-and-abuse-of-women-during-the-process-of-childbirth-in-the-2015-pelotas-birth-cohort
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Marilia Arndt Mesenburg, Cesar Gomes Victora, Suzzane Jacob Serruya, Rodolfo Ponce de León, Andrea Homsi Damaso, Marlos Rodrigues Domingues, Mariangela Freitas da Silveira
BACKGROUND: The disrespect and abuse of women during the process of childbirth is an emergent and global problem and only few studies have investigated this worrying issue. The objective of the present study was to describe the prevalence of disrespect and abuse of women during childbirth in Pelotas City, Brazil, and to investigate the factors involved. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional population-based study of women delivering members of the 2015 Pelotas birth cohort...
March 27, 2018: Reproductive Health
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