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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216028/progress-toward-global-eradication-of-dracunculiasis-january-2016-june-2017
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Donald R Hopkins, Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Mark L Eberhard, Sharon L Roy, Adam J Weiss
Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) is caused by Dracunculus medinensis, a parasitic worm. Approximately 1 year after a person acquires infection from contaminated drinking water, the worm emerges through the skin, usually on a lower limb (1). Pain and secondary bacterial infection can cause temporary or permanent disability that disrupts work and schooling. The campaign to eradicate dracunculiasis worldwide began in 1980 at CDC. In 1986, the World Health Assembly called for dracunculiasis elimination,* and the global Guinea Worm Eradication Program, led by the Carter Center and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund, CDC, and other partners, began assisting ministries of health in countries with endemic dracunculiasis...
December 8, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206791/irrigation-and-debridement-with-component-retention-for-acute-infection-after-hip-arthroplasty-improved-results-with-contemporary-management
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Andrew J Bryan, Matthew P Abdel, Thomas L Sanders, Steven F Fitzgerald, Arlen D Hanssen, Daniel J Berry
BACKGROUND: There are conflicting data on the results of irrigation and debridement with component retention in patients with acute periprosthetic hip infections. The goals of this study were to examine contemporary results of irrigation and debridement with component retention for acute infection after primary hip arthroplasty and to identify host, organism, antibiotic, or implant factors that predict success or failure. METHODS: Ninety hips (57 total hip arthroplasties and 33 hemiarthroplasties) were diagnosed with acute periprosthetic hip infection (using strict criteria) and were treated with irrigation and debridement and component retention between 2000 and 2012...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204353/sphingomonas-paucimobilis-presenting-as-acute-phlebitis-a-case-report
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Saqib Walayat, Abdullah Malik, Nooreen Hussain, Teresa Lynch
Sphingomonas paucimobilis is a strictly aerobic, non-spore-forming Gram-negative bacillus, ubiquitous bacterium, thought to be an opportunistic pathogen and is rarely reported in clinical settings. Here in, is the first case report of Acute Sphingomonas phlebitis secondary to intravenous (IV) drug use. We present the case of a 39-year-old male who initially presented with pain in his right upper extremity, fevers and chills of three week duration. He admitted to regularly injecting heroin in his distal right upper extremity with visible erythema, tenderness and streaking along the path of vein along the injection site...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202801/applying-quantitative-bias-analysis-to-estimate-the-plausible-effects-of-selection-bias-in-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-secondary-analysis-of-the-primary-care-osteoarthritis-screening-trial-post
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L A Barnett, M Lewis, C D Mallen, G Peat
BACKGROUND: Selection bias is a concern when designing cluster randomised controlled trials (c-RCT). Despite addressing potential issues at the design stage, bias cannot always be eradicated from a trial design. The application of bias analysis presents an important step forward in evaluating whether trial findings are credible. The aim of this paper is to give an example of the technique to quantify potential selection bias in c-RCTs. METHODS: This analysis uses data from the Primary care Osteoarthritis Screening Trial (POST)...
December 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202351/psoas-abscess-masquerading-as-a-prosthetic-hip-infection-a-case-report
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Muhammad Atif, Azeem Tariq Malik, Shahryar Noordin
INTRODUCTION: Psoas abscess is an unusual condition and is defined as a collection of pus in the iliopsoas compartment. Due to the unique anatomy of psoas muscle it forms a conduit for spread of infection from upper part of body to hip joint in neglected cases. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67year old lady presented with left groin pain for three weeks. She underwent an uncemented unipolar hemiarthoplasty eight years back. Currently, she developed fever and was unable to do any active left hip range of motion...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201766/are-synbiotics-added-to-the-standard-therapy-to-eradicate-helicobacter-pylori-in-children-beneficial-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Banu N Şirvan, Merve K Usta, Nurav U Kizilkan, Nafive Urganci
Aim: We aimed to evaluate the role of the addition of Bifidobacterium /actis-containing synbiotic to the triple therapy in the case of He/icobacter py/ori eradication, the dyspeptic symptoms, and reducing the side effects of antibiotics. Materials and methods: A total of 104 children aged between 5 and 17 years, who were histopathologically diagnosed with H. py/ori were enrolled in this study, of whom 100 were included in the analysis. Patients were randomly classified into two groups...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196208/eradicate-a-prospective-evaluation-combining-radium-223-dichloride-and-abiraterone-acetate-plus-prednisone-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Neal D Shore, Ronald F Tutrone, Neil F Mariados, Luke T Nordquist, Bryan A Mehlhaff, Karyn J Steere, Stacey S Harrelson
BACKGROUND: Multiple castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) therapies are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Radium-223 dichloride (Ra-223) with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone have different mechanisms of action and distinct off-target side-effect profiles. We prospectively investigated their combined safety, tolerability, and patient-reported outcome measures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: eRADicAte, an investigator-initiated, phase II trial, studied 31 patients with metastatic CRPC, from 5 United States uro-oncology research sites...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160725/management-of-neurologic-deformity-of-the-ankle-and-foot-with-concurrent-osteomyelitis-with-the-ilizarov-method
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Nikolay Mikhailovich Kliushin, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Sudnitsyn, Koushik Narayan Subramanyam, Jefferson George
BACKGROUND: The combination of neurologic deformity of the ankle and foot with osteomyelitis is a therapeutic challenge. We investigated the role of Ilizarov with regard to eradication of infection, correction of deformities and improvement of patient function. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 patients (77 feet) with neurologic deformity of the ankle and foot with osteomyelitis treated sequentially in 3 stages by Ilizarov method. The 3 stages were (1) active debridement and Ilizarov stabilization, (2) further strengthening of Ilizarov fixator and active osteosynthesis consisting of strategies like arthrodesis, osteotomy distraction, bone transport, or combination thereof, (3) consolidation of fusion/regeneration achieved in second stage...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146036/long-term-outcomes-after-infected-mini-open-rotator-cuff-repair-results-of-a-10-year-review
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REVIEW
Rafik Asaid, Kevin Eng, Graeme Brown, Richard Page
BACKGROUND: Infection after rotator cuff repair (RCR) is uncommon. There are few reports in the literature regarding the management and long-term results of patients in whom deep infection of the shoulder develops after RCR. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term clinical and radiologic outcomes of these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 764 patients after mini-open RCR in which 9 patients had postoperative infection...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138883/hallmarks-of-bone-metastasis
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REVIEW
Rachelle W Johnson, Larry J Suva
Breast cancer bone metastasis develops as the result of a series of complex interactions between tumor cells, bone marrow cells, and resident bone cells. The net effect of these interactions are the disruption of normal bone homeostasis, often with significantly increased osteoclast and osteoblast activity, which has provided a rational target for controlling tumor progression, with little or no emphasis on tumor eradication. Indeed, the clinical course of metastatic breast cancer is relatively long, with patients likely to experience sequential skeletal-related events (SREs), often over lengthy periods of time, even up to decades...
November 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137077/quality-of-life-and-complications-at-the-different-stages-of-bone-transport-for-treatment-infected-nonunion-of-the-tibia
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Hu Wang, Xing Wei, Ping Liu, Ya-Hui Fu, Peng-Fei Wang, Yu-Xuan Cong, Bin-Fei Zhang, Zhong Li, Jin-Lai Lei, Kun Zhang, Yan Zhuang
The aim of this study was to assess Physical Component Summary (PCS), Mental Component Summary (MCS) of the Mos 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) score, and the virtual Analogue Scale (VAS) of pain during the treatment period and the complication rate associated with infected nonunion of the tibia managed surgically by bone transport.This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data in a consecutive patient cohort. Patients suffering from infected nonunion of the tibia were treated by bone transport from 2012 to 2014...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133755/analysis-of-the-relationship-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-diabetic-gastroparesis
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Ju Huang
BACKGROUND: Whether Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the potential correlation between H. pylori infection and DGP. METHODS: In this study, 163 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 175 nondiabetic patients who were treated in our department were divided into DGP, simple diabetes, non-DGP (NDG), and normal groups based on their conditions. The H. pylori infection rate in each group was calculated...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132551/vonoprazan-treatment-improves-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Satoshi Shinozaki, Hiroyuki Osawa, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
The effects of vonoprazan, a new potassium-competitive acid blocker, on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptom are not fully elucidated. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of vonoprazan on GERD and associated gastrointestinal symptoms. We retrospectively reviewed 88 Helicobacter pylori negative patients with GERD treated with vonoprazan 10 mg daily. Symptoms were evaluated using the Izumo scale, which reflects quality of life related to various abdominal symptoms. The rates of improvement and resolution of GERD symptoms were 86% (76/88) and 57% (50/88), respectively...
December 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096980/arthroscopic-management-of-septic-arthritis-of-the-native-shoulder-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Muzammil Memon, Jeffrey Kay, Lydia Ginsberg, Darren de Sa, Nicole Simunovic, Kristian Samuelsson, George S Athwal, Olufemi R Ayeni
PURPOSE: To investigate arthroscopic management of native shoulder joint septic arthritis-specifically, indications, patient outcomes, and complications. METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase were used to search the literature, and data abstraction was performed independently and in duplicate. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) checklist guided reporting and data abstraction. The quality of all included studies was assessed with the Methodological Index for Non-randomized Studies (MINORS) criteria...
October 30, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094889/chronic-rhinosinusitis
#15
Ahmad R Sedaghat
Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in 1% to 5% of the U.S. POPULATION: It may significantly decrease quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis is defined by the presence of at least two out of four cardinal symptoms (i.e., facial pain/pressure, hyposmia/anosmia, nasal drainage, and nasal obstruction) for at least 12 consecutive weeks, in addition to objective evidence. Objective evidence of chronic rhinosinusitis may be obtained on physical examination (anterior rhinoscopy, endoscopy) or radiography, preferably from sinus computed tomography...
October 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041970/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-static-versus-articular-spacers-in-two-stage-revision-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-infection-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Hai Ding, Jian Yao, Wenju Chang, Fendou Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of static versus articular spacers in two-stage reimplantation for the treatment of infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: The literature regarding the articulating and static spacers for treating infected TKA were searched in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Chinese Periodical Full-Text Database of CNKI, and Wanfang database. Data were extracted according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria and analyzed by Review Manager 5...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979713/efficacy-and-safety-of-liquid-nitrogen-cryotherapy-for-treatment-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#17
Kristen Suchniak-Mussari, Charles E Dye, Matthew T Moyer, Abraham Mathew, Thomas J McGarrity, Eileen M Gagliardi, Jennifer L Maranki, John M Levenick
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of liquid nitrogen cryotherapy as a primary or rescue treatment for BE, with and without dysplasia, or intramucosal adenocarcinoma (IMC). METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study carried out in a tertiary care center including 45 patients with BE who was treatment-naïve or who had persistent intestinal metaplasia (IM), dysplasia, or IMC despite prior therapy. Barrett's mucosa was resected via EMR when clinically appropriate, then patients underwent cryotherapy until eradication or until deemed to have failed treatment...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978882/a-case-of-gastric-perforation-caused-by-chestnut-bezoars
#18
Yutaka Okagawa, Kohichi Takada, Yohei Arihara, Junji Kato
A 65-year-old man was admitted under emergency to our hospital because of abdominal pain. His current medication history did not include steroids or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. He had taken an eradication agent for Helicobacter pylori, and his serum was negative for H. pylori IgG antibody. Abdominal computed tomography indicated gastric perforation;therefore, emergency surgery was performed. Two weeks later, esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a gastric ulcer on the lesser curvature of the gastric angle and bezoars...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968477/retrospective-analysis-of-20-patients-with-schwannomas-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-pain-and-outcomes-following-excision
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Jette Hooper, Ian T O'Connor, Ivan J Golub, Alexander P Decilveo, James C Wittig
A Tinel's sign, a percussion-induced, painful sensation, has been reported as the most useful sign for diagnosing a schwannoma. On magnetic resonance imaging, schwannomas often exhibit a split fat sign and a target sign. The typical treatment for schwannomas is surgical excision; however, excision often results in high rates of neurological deficit. The authors retrospectively reviewed 20 patients who underwent excision of a schwannoma from 2007 to 2015. Twenty patients presented with a split fat sign and 12 patients presented with a Tinel's sign on magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968188/the-opioid-epidemic-crisis-and-solutions
#20
Phil Skolnick
The widespread abuse of prescription opioids and a dramatic increase in the availability of illicit opioids have created what is commonly referred to as the opioid epidemic. The magnitude of this epidemic is startling: About 4% of the adult US population misuses prescription opioids, and in 2015, more than 33,000 deaths were attributable to overdose with licit and illicit opioids. Increasing the availability of medication-assisted treatments (such as buprenorphine and naltrexone), the use of abuse-deterrent formulations, and the adoption of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prescribing guidelines all constitute short-term approaches to quell this epidemic...
October 2, 2017: Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
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