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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281750/urine-dipstick-tests-can-aid-decision-making-when-treating-infants-with-unexplained-fever-but-more-research-is-needed
#1
Astha Panghal, Aakash Pandita, Girish Gupta, Kirti Naranje, Anita Singh
A recent paper by Herreros et al in Acta Paediatrica reported, for the first time, that performing a dipstick test on a clean-catch urine sample was an accurate way of diagnosing a urinary tract infection (UTI) in a febrile infant under 90 days of age (1), without the need for invasive procedures. We have a number of comments on this study. It would have been useful to know how old the youngest infants were and the duration of unexplained fever. In addition, they used low-risk Rochester criteria to select the infants and one criterion is normal urinalysis, which may have affected the consistency of the study...
December 27, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277046/the-effect-of-intravesical-instillations-with-hyaluronic-acid-on-sexual-dysfunction-in-women-with-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-ruti
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Gemma Nightingale, Qasem Shehab, Chandrakumaran Kandiah, Lorraine Rush, Clare Rowe-Jones, Christian H Phillips
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether sexual dysfunction in women with recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI) improved following treatment with intravesical Hyaluronic Acid (HA) instillations. STUDY DESIGN: Ethical approval was obtained for a prospective study to be performed. Patients referred for bladder instillations to treat RUTI, and who were sexually active, were recruited to the study. A selection of validated questionnaires (ICIQ-UI, ICIQ-VS, FSDS-R, ICIQ-FLUTS, O'Leary/Sant and PGI-I) were completed at baseline, three, six and 12 months after initiation of treatment with bladder instillations...
December 15, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241659/a-novel-method-for-predicting-kidney-stone-type-using-ensemble-learning
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Yassaman Kazemi, Seyed Abolghasem Mirroshandel
The high morbidity rate associated with kidney stone disease, which is a silent killer, is one of the main concerns in healthcare systems all over the world. Advanced data mining techniques such as classification can help in the early prediction of this disease and reduce its incidence and associated costs. The objective of the present study is to derive a model for the early detection of the type of kidney stone and the most influential parameters with the aim of providing a decision-support system. Information was collected from 936 patients with nephrolithiasis at the kidney center of the Razi Hospital in Rasht from 2012 through 2016...
December 11, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224663/obstruction-of-the-biliary-and-urinary-system
#4
William O'Connell, Jay Shah, Jason Mitchell, J David Prologo, Louis Martin, Michael J Miller, Jonathan G Martin
Biliary and urinary obstructions can be managed endoscopically or cystoscopically, surgically or by percutansous intervention or drainage. If the obtructed system is infected, emergent decompression is needed. Early recognition and treatment is paramount in both conditions. Acute cholangitis can present many different ways, from mild symptoms to fulminant sepsis. It is usually a result of ascending bacterial colonization and biliary obstruction resulting in bacterial overgrowth. Therefore, those patients with recent biliary instrumentation or previous biliary modification are at higher risk...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221651/-the-myth-of-virgin-cleansing-latest-news-on-an-archaic-magico-religious-practice
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P Charlier, F Bou Abdallah, L Brun, V Hoang-Oppermann, S Deo, Y Mostefai-Dulac, M-F Mamzer, C Hervé
BACKGROUND: In the medical anthropology section of the Nanterre Hospital (France) for migrants and refugees, three cases were recorded of "virgin cleansing" in sub-Saharan African countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: These consisted of sexual assaults (2 instances of rape and 1 of sexual interference) on sexually immature females (young girls) by patients with sexually transmitted infections (mainly HIV, syphilis) hoping they might thereby be cured. DISCUSSION: These particularly atrocious hetero-aggressive sexual practices based on magical arguments are unfortunately universal and are not limited to a specific culture...
December 5, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215338/evaluation-of-antimicrobial-durability-and-anti-biofilm-effects-in-urinary-catheters-against-enterococcus-faecalis-clinical-isolates-and-reference-strains
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Didem Kart, Ayşe Semra Kustimur, Meral Sağıroğlu, Ayşe Kalkancı
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans biofilms are major causes of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Antimicrobial-coated or impregnated urinary catheters are seen as a possible way to prevent these infections. AIMS: To determine the biofilm-forming ability of 89 E. faecalis isolates from urinary tract infections and to compare several urinary catheters for antimicrobial durability and the inhibitory effects on biofilm formation of different laboratory strains and clinical isolates of E...
December 1, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194865/finasteride-accelerates-prostate-wound-healing-after-thulium-laser-resection-through-dht-and-ar-signalling
#7
Ruizhe Zhao, Xingjie Wang, Chenyi Jiang, Fei Shi, Yiping Zhu, Boyu Yang, Jian Zhuo, Yifeng Jing, Guangheng Luo, Shujie Xia, Bangmin Han
OBJECTIVES: Urinary tract infection, urinary frequency, urgency, urodynia and haemorrhage are common post-operative complications of thulium laser resection of the prostate (TmLRP). Our study mainly focuses on the role of finasteride in prostate wound healing through AR signalling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TmLRP beagles were randomly distributed into different treatment groups. Serum and intra-prostatic testosterone and DHT level were determined. Histological analysis was conducted to study the re-epithelialization and inflammatory response of the prostatic urethra in each group...
November 30, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177922/sglt1-and-sglt1-inhibitors-a-role-to-be-assessed-in-the-current-clinical-practice
#8
Leonardo Spatola, Silvia Finazzi, Claudio Angelini, Marco Dauriz, Salvatore Badalamenti
Diabetes is a complex disease of increasingly common occurrence worldwide. Attaining optimal glycemic control is the main challenge to prevent the development of diabetes-related complications and/or to stop their progression. In recent years, the pharmacologic toolkit for the treatment of diabetes has considerably expanded, thus paving the way to more pathophysiology-oriented therapies. For instance, the sodium-glucose cotransporters SGLT2 and SGLT1 have been in the spotlight because of better knowledge of their physiology and therapeutic potential...
November 24, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075859/transabdominal-pre-peritoneal-versus-open-repair-for-primary-unilateral-inguinal-hernia-a-meta-analysis
#9
James J Wu, Joshua A Way, Guy D Eslick, Michael R Cox
BACKGROUND: Recent NICE guidelines recommend open surgical approaches for the treatment of primary unilateral inguinal hernias. However, many surgeons perform a laparoscopic approach based on the advantages of less post-operative pain and faster recovery. Our aim was to examine current evidence comparing transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic repair and open surgical repair for primary inguinal hernias. METHODS: A systematic search of six electronic databases was conducted for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing TAPP and open repair for primary unilateral inguinal hernia...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989506/twoc-around-the-clock-a-multimodal-approach-to-improving-catheter-care
#10
Carolyn H Dawson, Melanie Gallo, Kate Prevc
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the second-largest group of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI). The Saving Lives Urinary Catheter Care Bundle was introduced to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). In response, we implemented a catheter care group to examine ways to improve catheter care in an acute hospital NHS Trust. METHODS: We adopted a multimodal approach, revolving around four components: (1) Catheter Care Pathway; (2) HOUDINI checklist; (3) catheter magnets; and (4) use of bladder ultrasound scanners...
March 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970593/occupations-and-the-risk-of-bladder-cancer-in-yazd-province-a-case-control-study
#11
Fatemeh Farzaneh, Amir Houshang Mehrparvar, Mohammad Hassan Lotfi
BACKGROUND: Bladder cancer is the most common cancer of the urinary tract, with known occupational causes. The most effective way to prevent occupational cancers of the urinary tract is to prevent exposure to known carcinogens. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between occupation and the risk of bladder cancer. METHODS: This case-control study was performed on 200 patients with bladder cancer and 200 healthy individuals in Yazd. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire and based on interviews with patients and controls...
October 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953076/twelve-month-efficacy-and-safety-data-for-the-stress-incontinence-control-efficacy-and-safety-study-a-phase-iii-multicenter-prospective-randomized-controlled-study-treating-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-using-the-vesair-intravesical-balloon
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Harvey Winkler, Karny Jacoby, Susan Kalota, Jeffrey Snyder, Kevin Cline, Kaiser Robertson, Randall Kahan, Lonny Green, Kurt McCammon, Eric Rovner, Charles Rardin
OBJECTIVES: The "Stress Incontinence Control, Efficacy and Safety Study" (SUCCESS) is a phase III study of the Vesair Balloon in women with stress urinary incontinence who had failed conservative therapy, and either failed surgery, were not candidates for surgery, or chose not to have surgery. The safety and efficacy of the balloon at 12 months is reported for those participants in the treatment arm who elected to continue with the SUCCESS trial beyond the primary end point at 3 months...
September 26, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939397/national-survey-of-emergency-physicians-concerning-home-based-care-options-as-alternatives-to-emergency-department-based-hospital-admissions
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Amy R Stuck, Christopher Crowley, James Killeen, Edward M Castillo
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (EDs) in the United States play a prominent role in hospital admissions, especially for the growing population of older adults. Home-based care, rather than hospital admission from the ED, provides an important alternative, especially for older adults who have a greater risk of adverse events, such as hospital-acquired infections, falls, and delirium. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the survey was to understand emergency physicians' (EPs) perspectives on home-based care alternatives to hospitalization from the ED...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904237/labetalol-use-is-associated-with-increased-in-hospital-infection-compared-with-nicardipine-use-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jordan B Starr, David L Tirschwell, Kyra J Becker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Increased sympathetic tone causes hypertension after intracerebral hemorrhage, and blood pressure reduction has been studied as a way to decrease hemorrhage growth and improve outcomes. It is unknown if the antihypertensive used to achieve blood pressure goals influences either. Because sympatholytic drugs reduce death and infection in animal models, we hypothesized that labetalol would improve outcomes compared with nicardipine. METHODS: Prospective data from a single center were retrospectively reviewed...
October 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885414/urinary-symptoms-and-their-associations-with-urinary-tract-infections-in-urogynecologic-patients
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Tanaka J Dune, Travis K Price, Evann E Hilt, Krystal J Thomas-White, Stephanie Kliethermes, Cynthia Brincat, Linda Brubaker, Paul Schreckenberger, Alan J Wolfe, Elizabeth R Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To assess urinary symptoms associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) in a urogynecologic population of women. METHODS: In this cohort study, we enrolled 150 urogynecologic patients who completed the validated UTI Symptom Assessment questionnaire and contributed transurethral catheterized urine samples. The primary measure (UTI diagnosis) was defined in three ways. Self-report (a nonculture-based UTI diagnosis) was defined by a yes or no response to the query "Do you think you have a UTI?" Two culture-based UTI diagnoses also were analyzed: standard urine culture (10 colony-forming units [CFU]/mL or greater) and enhanced quantitative urine culture (10 CFU/mL or greater) of any uropathogen...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874628/ureterocele-fenestration-with-holmium-laser-in-neonates
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Predrag Ilic, Mirjana Jankovic, Maja Milickovic, Slobodan Dzambasanovic, Vladimir Kojovic
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of holmium-laser fenestration of intravesical ureteroceles in neonatal period. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the results of the holmium-laser puncture in ten neonates with intravesical ureterocele, between September 2013 and September 2016. Laser probe was placed through the cystoscope to the lowest and medial portion of the ureterocele, near the bladder floor. Few punctures (4 to 8) were made, until ureterocele has been collapsed...
June 23, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832768/application-of-data-mining-techniques-to-explore-predictors-of-upper-urinary-tract-damage-in-patients-with-neurogenic-bladder
#17
H Fang, B Lu, X Wang, L Zheng, K Sun, W Cai
This study proposed a decision tree model to screen upper urinary tract damage (UUTD) for patients with neurogenic bladder (NGB). Thirty-four NGB patients with UUTD were recruited in the case group, while 78 without UUTD were included in the control group. A decision tree method, classification and regression tree (CART), was then applied to develop the model in which UUTD was used as a dependent variable and history of urinary tract infections, bladder management, conservative treatment, and urodynamic findings were used as independent variables...
August 17, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791237/update-on-voiding-dysfunction-managed-with-suprapubic-catheterization
#18
REVIEW
Sharon F English
As the population ages the prevalence of long-term urinary catheters, especially in the elderly, is going to increase. Urinary catheters are usually placed to manage urinary retention or incontinence that cannot be managed any other way. There is significant morbidity associated with an indwelling catheter. The commonest problems are catheter blockages, infection and bladder stones. These will occur with a similar incidence with either a suprapubic or a urethral catheter. Urethral complications such as strictures, scrotal infection and erosion are less common with suprapubic catheterization (SPC)...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768589/journal-club-developing-a-user-friendly-report-for-electronically-assisted-surveillance-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections
#19
Michael Fritz Estinville, Amanda Hessels, James Davis
The article chosen for this Journal Club commentary describes the development and testing of a report format using automated data to report urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).(1) This research sought to address a gap in knowledge regarding the optimal display and content of data reports, communicating to diverse audiences, which used surveillance data from Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health records. The specific research aim of this project was to develop and pilot test report formats deemed usable and trustworthy by the end user, and discover the best way to deliver to the ideal audience automated data, which is formatted and presented in a way that is acceptable to the end user...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746884/effects-of-single-and-combined-use-of-bacteriophages-and-antibiotics-to-inactivate-escherichia-coli
#20
Nádia Valério, Cristiana Oliveira, Vânia Jesus, Tatiana Branco, Carla Pereira, Catarina Moreirinha, Adelaide Almeida
A major concern of phage therapy is the emergency of phage-resistant mutants. This limitation can be overcome by the combined use of phages and antibiotics. It has been shown that the combination of antibiotics and phages is an alternative that cannot only be effective at reducing bacterial numbers, but also to contribute to the management of resistance levels. However, this view has only been discussed with regard to antibiotic resistance and not to control phage-mutant emergence. In our study we compared not only the resistance of the bacteria to the four antibiotics tested with and without phages addition, but also the resistance to the phages in the presence and absence of antibiotics...
August 15, 2017: Virus Research
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