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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811770/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center-in-pakistan
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Danish Abdul Aziz, Abdul Gaffar Billoo, Ahad Qureshi, Misha Khalid, Salman Kirmani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations and laboratory workup done in admitted children with cystic fibrosis at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: This is athree years retrospective study from January 2013 to December 2015 conducted at The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan, enrolling admitted patient from birth to 15 years of either gender, diagnosed with CF on the basis of clinical features and positive sweat chloride test...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810277/-concepts-to-optimize-home-care-of-patients-with-mechanical-ventilation
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Miranda Nafe, Kristian Herberger, Barbara Wiesner, Christian Grohé
The care of patients with extraclinical mechanical ventilation has to be improved particularly with regard to their specialist care. One care option is the empowering of clinicians at the respiratory centers to enable ambulant care of patients and home visits. An intersectoral linkage in the form of transfer management is the basis for competent coordination. Aim is to ensure the necessary multidisciplinary collaboration in the outpatient care of multimorbid chronically ill patients. For the optimal care of chronically ill patients, sectoral limits should become more permeable...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807196/trauma-patients-meeting-both-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-s-definitions-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-had-worse-outcomes-than-those-meeting-only-one
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Duraid Younan, Russell Griffin, Thomas Swain, Jean-Francois Pittet, Bernard Camins
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) replaced its old definition for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) with the ventilator-associated events algorithm in 2013. We sought to compare the outcome of trauma patients meeting the definitions for VAP in the two modules. METHODS: Trauma patients with blunt or penetrating injuries and with at least 2 d of ventilator support were identified from the trauma registry from 2013 to 2014...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805465/what-we-are-watching-top-global-infectious-disease-threats-2013-2016-an-update-from-cdc-s-global-disease-detection-operations-center
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Kira A Christian, A Danielle Iuliano, Timothy M Uyeki, Eric D Mintz, Stuart T Nichol, Pierre Rollin, J Erin Staples, Ray R Arthur
To better track public health events in areas where the public health system is unable or unwilling to report the event to appropriate public health authorities, agencies can conduct event-based surveillance, which is defined as the organized collection, monitoring, assessment, and interpretation of unstructured information regarding public health events that may represent an acute risk to public health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Operations Center (GDDOC) was created in 2007 to serve as CDC's platform dedicated to conducting worldwide event-based surveillance, which is now highlighted as part of the "detect" element of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805272/clinical-phenotype-of-south-east-asian-temporomandibular-disorder-patients-with-upper-airway-resistance-syndrome
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David K L Tay, Kenny P Pang
OBJECTIVE: To document the clinical phenotype of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients with concomitant upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in a South East Asian population. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-center prospective series of 86 TMD patients (26 men and 60 women / mean age 35.7 years) with UARS. All had excessive daytime sleepiness, high arousal index and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)<5 RESULTS: The mean body mass index was 20.1, mean arousal index 16.2, mean respiratory disturbance index 19...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803724/implementation-and-outcomes-of-an-evidence-based-precepting-program-for-burn-nurses
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Johnnie R Robbins, Krystal K Valdez-Delgado, Nicole W Caldwell, Linda H Yoder, Elizabeth J Hayes, Michaèl G Barba, Hope L Greeley, Colleen Mitchell, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas
INTRODUCTION: There is significant nationwide interest in transitioning new and new-to-specialty nurses into practice, especially in burn care. Lack of a structured transition program in our Burn Center was recognized as a contributing factor for nursing dissatisfaction and increased turnover compared to other hospital units. Employee evaluations exposed a need for more didactic instruction, hands-on learning, and preceptor support. The goal of this project was to implement an evidence-based transition to practice program specific to the burn specialty...
August 10, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802811/effects-of-respiratory-training-on-heart-rate-variability-and-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-individuals-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Bonnie E Legg Ditterline, Sevda C Aslan, David C Randall, Susan J Harkema, Camilo Castillo, Alexander V Ovechkin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of pressure threshold respiratory training (RT) on heart rate variability and baroreflex sensitivity in persons with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Before-after intervention case-controlled clinical study. SETTING: SCI research center and outpatient rehabilitation unit. PARTICIPANTS: Persons with chronic SCI ranging from C2 to T11 that participated in RT (n=24) and untrained chronic SCI controls ranging from C2 to T9 (n=20)...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802594/intraoperative-ketorolac-dose-of-15mg-versus-the-standard-30mg-on-early-postoperative-pain-after-spine-surgery-a-randomized-blinded-non-inferiority-trial
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Kaylene M Duttchen, Andy Lo, Andrew Walker, Duncan McLuckie, Cecilia De Guzman, Helen Roman-Smith, Melinda Davis
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study is to show the non-inferiority of 15mg intraoperative dose of ketorolac as compared to the standard 30mg ketorolac by looking at the visual analog scale pain (VAS) scores 4h after an adult spine surgery. DESIGN: The study design is a prospective randomized non-inferiority clinical trial looking at non-inferiority of intraoperative 15mg ketorolac from the standard 30mg dose. SETTING: Quaternary care center...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800546/mr-based-respiratory-and-cardiac-motion-correction-for-pet-imaging
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Thomas Küstner, Martin Schwartz, Petros Martirosian, Sergios Gatidis, Ferdinand Seith, Christopher Gilliam, Thierry Blu, Hadi Fayad, Dimitris Visvikis, F Schick, B Yang, H Schmidt, N F Schwenzer
PURPOSE: To develop a motion correction for Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) using simultaneously acquired magnetic-resonance (MR) images within 90 s. METHODS: A 90 s MR acquisition allows the generation of a cardiac and respiratory motion model of the body trunk. Thereafter, further diagnostic MR sequences can be recorded during the PET examination without any limitation. To provide full PET scan time coverage, a sensor fusion approach maps external motion signals (respiratory belt, ECG-derived respiration signal) to a complete surrogate signal on which the retrospective data binning is performed...
August 3, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796691/neonatal-outcomes-of-low-risk-late-preterm-twins-compared-with-late-preterm-singletons
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Shimrit Yaniv Salem, Mia Kibel, Elizabeth Asztalos, Arthur Zaltz, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the risk of neonatal morbidity among late-preterm twins is similar to that of late-preterm singletons. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all women with twin or singleton pregnancy who gave birth during the late-preterm period in a single tertiary center between 2008 and 2015. Neonatal outcomes of low-risk, late-preterm twins were compared with those of low-risk, late-preterm singletons. The primary outcome was the same primary composite respiratory morbidity variable that was used in the randomized controlled trial of Gyamfi-Bannerman et al on the administration of antenatal corticosteroids during the late-preterm period...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796094/patulous-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-patient-demographics-and-comorbidities
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Bryan K Ward, Yehia Ashry, Dennis S Poe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All outpatient visits (2004-2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794876/the-history-and-epidemiology-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-corona-virus
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Aisha M Al-Osail, Marwan J Al-Wazzah
Corona viruses cause common cold, and infections caused by corona viruses are generally self-resolving. During the last 4 years, corona viruses have become the most important viruses worldwide because of the occurrence of several recent deaths caused by corona viruses in Saudi Arabia. Spread of the infection occurred worldwide; however, most cases of mortality have occurred in the Middle East. Owing to the predominance of outbreaks in the Middle Eastern countries, the virus was renamed a Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) by the Corona virus Study Group...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793392/placental-lesions-in-meconium-aspiration-syndrome
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Binnari Kim, Soo-Young Oh, Jung-Sun Kim
Background: Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is defined by respiratory distress requiring supplemental oxygen in a meconium-stained neonate. MAS is clinically subclassified as mild, moderate, and severe according to the oxygen requirement. The aims of this study were to compare the histological findings in the placentas of MAS neonates with those of meconium-stained but non-MAS neonates and to analyze the correlation between the severity of MAS and the grade of its histological parameters...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792867/influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-in-the-united-states-during-the-2015-2016-season
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Michael L Jackson, Jessie R Chung, Lisa A Jackson, C Hallie Phillips, Joyce Benoit, Arnold S Monto, Emily T Martin, Edward A Belongia, Huong Q McLean, Manjusha Gaglani, Kempapura Murthy, Richard Zimmerman, Mary P Nowalk, Alicia M Fry, Brendan Flannery
BACKGROUND: The A(H1N1)pdm09 virus strain used in the live attenuated influenza vaccine was changed for the 2015-2016 influenza season because of its lack of effectiveness in young children in 2013-2014. The Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network evaluated the effect of this change as part of its estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness in 2015-2016. METHODS: We enrolled patients 6 months of age or older who presented with acute respiratory illness at ambulatory care clinics in geographically diverse U...
August 10, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791245/diagnostic-yield-and-safety-of-closed-needle-pleural-biopsy-in-exudative-pleural-effusion
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Govind Singh Rajawat, Supreet Batra, Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Lalit Rathi, Chand Bhandari, Manohar Lal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Closed pleural biopsy was previously considered a procedure of choice in cases of undiagnosed pleural effusion with good efficacy. Currently, the closed pleural biopsy has been replaced by thoracoscopic biopsy but not easily available in resource-limited setups. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the diagnostic yield and safety of closed needle pleural biopsy in exudative pleural effusion and assessment of patients' characteristics with the yield of pleural biopsy...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789699/oral-pyridoxine-can-substitute-for-intravenous-pyridoxine-in-managing-patients-with-severe-poisoning-with-isoniazid-and-rifampicin-fixed-dose-combination-tablets-a-case-report
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M D S A Dilrukshi, C A P Ratnayake, C A Gnanathasan
BACKGROUND: Fixed drug combination of isoniazid and rifampicin is a rare cause of poisoning even in endemic countries for tuberculosis infection. Severe poisoning can cause severe morbidity and mortality if not treated promptly. Though intravenous pyridoxine is the preferred antidote for severe standard isoniazid poisoning it is not freely available even in best of care centers. We describe a case of severe poisoning with fixed drug combination of isoniazid and rifampicin successfully managed with oral pyridoxine at national hospital of Sri Lanka...
August 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789598/development-of-a-computerized-4-d-mri-phantom-for-liver-motion-study
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Chunhao Wang, Fang-Fang Yin, W P Segars, Zheng Chang, Lei Ren
PURPOSE: To develop a 4-dimensional computerized magnetic resonance imaging phantom with image textures extracted from real patient scans for liver motion studies. METHODS: The proposed phantom was developed based on the current version of 4-dimensional extended cardiac-torso computerized phantom and a clinical magnetic resonance scan. Initially, the extended cardiac-torso phantom was voxelized in abdominal-chest region at the end of exhalation phase. Structures/tissues were classified into 4 categories: (1) Seven key textured organs, including liver, gallbladder, spleen, stomach, heart, kidneys, and pancreas, were mapped from a clinical T1-weighted liver magnetic resonance scan using deformable registration...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783649/variational-mode-extraction-a-new-efficient-method-to-derive-respiratory-signals-from-ecg
#18
Mojtaba Nazari, Sayed Mahmoud Sakhaei
ECG-derived respiratory (EDR) signal is an effective and inexpensive method to monitor the respiration. Previous studies have shown that the empirical mode decomposition (EMD) techniques can satisfactorily extract the EDR signal, however their performances are degraded at the presence of noise. On the other hand, Variational Mode Decomposition (VMD) performs good robustness against noise. In applications such as EDR extraction, where a specific mode is in interest, VMD imposes unnecessary computational cost...
July 31, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783024/pneumococcal-nasopharyngeal-carriage-in-young-healthy-children-after-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-turkey
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Ahmet Arvas, Haluk Çokuğraş, Emel Gür, Nevriye Gönüllü, Zeynep Taner, Hrisi Bahar Tokman
AIMS: To determine the prevalence of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy children aged 0-6 years who were vaccinated with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 healthy Turkish children between 1 month and 6 years of age. Serotyping was performed and risk factors of carriage were evaluated. RESULTS: The overall carriage rate was 14%. Vaccine type serotypes were determined in 17 (12...
August 4, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780998/risk-factors-for-carbapenem-nonsusceptible-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-case-control-study
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Tina Khadem, Vanessa Stevens, Kathleen Holt, Charles Hoffmann, Ghinwa Dumyati, Jack Brown
The objective of this case case-control study was to identify risk factors for carbapenem-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa in adult acute care hospitalized patient at 2 large academic medical centers. Risk factors were evaluated using logistic regression within a generalized estimating equations framework to account for clustering of patients within study site. Of 1161 total isolates, 271 (23.3%) were carbapenem-nonsusceptible of which respiratory was the most common source (54.3%). In the multivariable model, intra-abdominal (P < 0...
July 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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