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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906814/prevalence-and-visual-outcome-of-glaucoma-with-uveitis-in-a-thai-population
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Kessara Pathanapitoon, Sarunya Smitharuck, Paradee Kunavisarut, Aniki Rothova
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report on the prevalence of uveitic secondary glaucoma (USG) and ocular hypertension in patients with uveitis in Thailand, and to identify factors associated with the development of USG and its visual outcome. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study. METHODS: We included 174 consecutive uveitis patients (237 affected eyes) visiting the Ophthalmology Department of Chiang Mai University Hospital, Thailand, from January 2013 to March 2013...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905648/-a-new-fetal-death-classification-system
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Alfredo Ovalle, Ariel Fuentes, Valentina Chacón, Carolina Espinoza, Rodrigo González, Manuel Ramos, Jorge Geraldo, Letsy Osses, Elena Kakarieka
BACKGROUND: Stillbirth is the mayor contributor to perinatal mortality. AIM: To report a system for classification of fetal deaths. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 29,916 births with 258 fetal deaths that occurred in a public hospital. Data were obtained from audit reports of stillbirths. The method for classification “obstetric condition relevant to the death” was applied, based on obstetric and placental pathological findings analyzed exclusively by a single obstetrician and a single pathologist...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904988/acute-visual-loss-and-intraretinal-hemorrhages-associated-to-energy-drink-consumption
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Christina W Pagano, Max Wu, Lihteh Wu
PURPOSE: To report the association of acute visual loss secondary to intraretinal hemorrhages and energy drink consumption. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 48-year-old hypertensive man developed an elevation in systemic blood pressure, tachycardia, and acute visual loss secondary to intraretinal hemorrhages shortly after drinking several cans of energy drinks. CONCLUSION: High consumption of energy drinks may lead to intraretinal hemorrhages and acute visual loss...
December 1, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904864/nephrotic-range-proteinuria-and-peripheral-edema-in-a-child-not-only-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Valentina Dolcemascolo, Marina Vivarelli, Manuela Colucci, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Rossella Piras, Marta Alberti, Francesco Emma
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the simultaneous occurrence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury due to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) mainly occurring in renal and cerebral microvessels. Although the most common cause of HUS in children is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, atypical forms in which Shiga toxin is not the trigger may occur. Research over the last few years has shown that complement dysregulation secondary to mutations of genes coding for proteins involved in the regulation of the alternative pathway of complement account for most forms of atypical HUS (aHUS)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904001/reninoma-masked-by-the-use-of-an-angiotensin-receptor-blocker
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Min Jung Kim, Joo Hui Kim, Il Young Kim, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee
Reninoma is a tumor that secretes excessive renin and is a rare cause of secondary hypertension. We report a case of reninoma with delayed diagnosis in a 33-year-old woman taking an angiotensin receptor blocker. During angiotensin receptor blocker medication, she had exhibited no electrolyte abnormality. The angiotensin receptor blocker was stopped for pregnancy planning purposes, and subsequent hypokalemia was observed. Abdominal computed tomography showed an enhanced round mass in the right kidney. Right partial nephrectomy was performed and the renal mass was removed...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902575/veterans-voice-through-the-lens-of-their-medical-records-what-it-reveals-about-congestive-heart-failure-readmissions
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Carl W Stevenson, Kattie Payne
PURPOSE OF STUDY: The medical record is a sea of information that can reveal what patients are trying to tell us about their health condition. It can reveal hints and trends as to why veterans with congestive heart failure (CHF) are being readmitted within 30 days after hospital discharge. These hints and trends lead caregivers to key contributing variables to veterans' readmission. Furthermore, these variables can be used to predict patient outcomes such as readmission and even prognosis...
January 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900216/predictors-of-renal-recovery-in-renal-failure-secondary-to-bilateral-obstructive-urolithiasis
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Muthukrishna P Rajadoss, Chandrasingh Jeyachandra Berry, Grace J Rebekah, Vinu Moses, Shyamkumar N Keshava, Kuruthukulangara S Jacob, Santosh Kumar, Nitin Kekre, Antony Devasia
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors predicting renal recovery in patients presenting with renal failure secondary to bilateral obstructing urolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from electronic records of consecutive adult patients presenting with bilateral obstructing urolithiasis between January 2007 and April 2011 were retrieved. Ultrasonography of the abdomen, and kidney, ureter, bladder (KUB study) X-ray or abdominal non-contrast computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899001/drug-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Emma Mead, Greg Atkinson, Bernd Richter, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Louise Baur, Nicholas Finer, Eva Corpeleijn, Claire O'Malley, Louisa J Ells
BACKGROUND: Child and adolescent obesity has increased globally, and can be associated with significant short- and long-term health consequences. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of drug interventions for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed (subsets not available on Ovid), LILACS as well as the trial registers ICTRP (WHO) and ClinicalTrials.gov. Searches were undertaken from inception to March 2016...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895136/recognition-and-management-of-resistant-hypertension
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REVIEW
Branko Braam, Sandra J Taler, Mahboob Rahman, Jennifer A Fillaus, Barbara A Greco, John P Forman, Efrain Reisin, Debbie L Cohen, Mohammad G Saklayen, S Susan Hedayati
Despite improvements in hypertension awareness and treatment, 30%-60% of hypertensive patients do not achieve BP targets and subsequently remain at risk for target organ damage. This therapeutic gap is particularly important to nephrologists, who frequently encounter treatment-resistant hypertension in patients with CKD. Data are limited on how best to treat patients with CKD and resistant hypertension, because patients with CKD have historically been excluded from hypertension treatment trials. First, we propose a consistent definition of resistant hypertension as BP levels confirmed by both in-office and out-of-office measurements that exceed appropriate targets while the patient is receiving treatment with at least three antihypertensive medications, including a diuretic, at dosages optimized to provide maximum benefit in the absence of intolerable side effects...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894675/the-manifestation-of-vortical-and-secondary-flow-in-the-cerebral-venous-outflow-tract-an-in-vivo-mr-velocimetry-study
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Sarah Kefayati, Matthew Amans, Farshid Faraji, Megan Ballweber, Evan Kao, Sinyeob Ahn, Karl Meisel, Van Halbach, David Saloner
Aberrations in flow in the cerebral venous outflow tract (CVOT) have been implicated as the cause of several pathologic conditions including idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), multiple sclerosis (MS), and pulsatile tinnitus (PT). The advent of 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI) has recently allowed researchers to evaluate blood flow patterns in the arterial structures with great success. We utilized similar imaging techniques and found several distinct flow characteristics in the CVOT of subjects with and without lumenal irregularities...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894297/pulmonary-hypertension-and-vascular-remodeling-in-mice-exposed-to-crystalline-silica
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Igor N Zelko, Jianxin Zhu, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Jesse Roman
BACKGROUND: Occupational and environmental exposure to crystalline silica may lead to the development of silicosis, which is characterized by inflammation and progressive fibrosis. A substantial number of patients diagnosed with silicosis develop pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension associated with silicosis and with related restrictive lung diseases significantly reduces survival in affected subjects. An animal model of silicosis has been described previously however, the magnitude of vascular remodeling and hemodynamic effects of inhaled silica are largely unknown...
November 28, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893045/association-of-3-different-antihypertensive-medications-with-hip-and-pelvic-fracture-risk-in-older-adults-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rachel Puttnam, Barry R Davis, Sara L Pressel, Paul K Whelton, William C Cushman, Gail T Louis, Karen L Margolis, Suzanne Oparil, Jeffrey Williamson, Alokananda Ghosh, Paula T Einhorn, Joshua I Barzilay
Importance: On the basis of observational studies, the use of thiazide diuretics for the treatment of hypertension is associated with reduced fracture risk compared with nonuse. Data from randomized clinical trials are lacking. Objective: To examine whether the use of thiazide diuretics for the treatment of hypertension is associated with reduced fracture risk compared with nonuse. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using Veterans Affairs and Medicare claims data, this study examined hip and pelvic fracture hospitalizations in Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial participants randomized to first-step therapy with a thiazide-type diuretic (chlorthalidone), a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine besylate), or an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (lisinopril)...
November 21, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890184/imaging-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-and-otorrhea
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REVIEW
Mahati Reddy, Kristen Baugnon
As the obesity epidemic grows in the United States, rhinorrhea and otorrhea from spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks secondary to untreated idiopathic intracranial hypertension are increasing in prevalence. CSF rhinorrhea and otorrhea should also be carefully evaluated in posttraumatic and postsurgical settings, because untreated CSF leaks often have serious consequences. The work-up, diagnosis, and characterization of a CSF leak can be complex, often requiring a multimodality approach to optimize surgical planning...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888534/early-steroid-withdrawal-results-in-improved-patient-and-graft-survival-and-lower-risk-of-post-transplant-cardiovascular-risk-profiles-a-single-center-10-year-experience
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Reynold Lopez-Soler, Ryan Chan, Jessica Martinolich, Lisa Park, Ashar Ata, Nikolaos Chandolias, David Conti
Long term use of steroids results in predictable secondary effects that can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. In this study, we present 10 years' worth of data of early steroid withdrawal (ESW) immunosuppression consisting of Mycophenolate, Sirolimus, and Tacrolimus. From 2003 to 2013, 563 kidney transplant recipients were weaned off steroids prior to discharge. We compared outcomes with that of our 65 historical controls maintained on steroids. We analyzed graft and patient survival and determined the incidence of steroid-related comorbidities such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and weight gain...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884454/-management-of-adverse-effects-related-to-human-immunoglobulin-therapy-recommendations-for-clinical-practice
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I Marie, P Chérin, M Michallet, E Pelus, J Dantal, J-C Crave, J-C Delain, J-F Viallard
Both intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulins are therapeutic modalities approved in various conditions, including primary and secondary immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders. To date, immunoglobulins have more often been considered as a safe medication, with minor adverse effects such as hypertension, fever and chills, nausea, myalgia or headache. However, with the wider use of immunoglobulins in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, severe side effects have also been reported to occur in immunoglobulin-treated patients, especially anaphylaxis, aseptic meningitis, acute renal impairment, thrombotic events as well as haematological manifestations...
November 21, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882305/splenophrenic-portosystemic-shunt-in-dogs-with-and-without-portal-hypertension-can-acquired-and-congenital-porto-caval-connections-coexist
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M Ricciardi
The possible existence of the same pattern of porto-caval connection in dogs having a single congenital portosystemic shunt (CPSS) and in dogs having multiple acquired portosystemic shunt (MAPSS) secondary to portal hypertension (PH) was evaluated. Retrospective evaluation of all CT examinations of patients having portosystemic shunt (PSS) was performed in a 4-year time period. All anomalous porto-caval connections were assessed for anatomical pattern and compared with published veterinary literature. Records of 25 dogs were reviewed...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882189/successful-treatment-of-resistant-hypertension-by-means-of-chronic-renal-artery-occlusion-revascularization-in-a-fragile-patient
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Laura Spezia, Simone Perandini, Raffaele Augelli, Giovanni Puppini, Stefania Montemezzi
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis is a common cause of secondary hypertension refractory to medical therapy. Percutaneous angioplasty along with metallic stent placement has been described as an effective treatment for revascularization of the renal artery. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old woman affected by paranoid schizophrenia with a history of hypertension and chronic renal failure due to renal artery occlusion was treated by endovascular recanalization and stent placement that resulted in improvement of renal function and control of hypertension...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878949/dialytic-hemodynamics-are-associated-with-changes-in-gait-speed
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Dawn F Wolfgram, Zubin Lathara, Aniko Szabo, Jeff Whittle
Introduction Functional impairment and reduced mobility are prevalent in patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD). The impact of HD on physical performance and mobility needs evaluation. Methods We measured gait speed in a cohort of chronic HD patients both pre and post an HD session. We collected demographic and laboratory data and dialytic hemodynamic parameters for the HD session. Participants completed the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) survey to assess concern for falling. We used linear regression analysis to tests for associations between our predictor variables of intra-dialytic hemodynamic change and change in gait speed from pre to post HD (primary outcome) and FES-I score (secondary outcome)...
November 22, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878800/a-single-center-experience-of-the-implementation-of-adrenal-vein-sampling-procedure-impact-on-the-diagnostic-work-up-in-primary-aldosteronism
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Jacek Kądziela, Aleksander Prejbisz, Ilona Michałowska, Sylwia Kołodziejczyk-Kruk, Leo Schultze Kool, Marek Kabat, Hanna Janaszek-Sitkowska, Sadegh Toutounchi, Zbigniew Gałązka, Urszula Ambroziak, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Magdalena Januszewicz, Dorota Ptasińska-Wnuk, Michał Hoffmann, Andrzej Januszewicz, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is one of the most common causes of secondary hypertension. Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) remains a "gold standard" procedure in differentiation between unilateral (adenoma) and bilateral (hyperplasia) disease. We present our single-center experience in establishing and implementation of the AVS procedure. METHODS: All patients had primary aldosteronism confirmed in salt-infusion test. Adrenal vein sampling was performed sequentially during a continuous intravenous infusion of cosyntropin and was preceded by multislice contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) examination of adrenal glands performed few weeks before AVS in majority of patients...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877095/evaluation-of-the-tolerability-of-intermittent-intravenous-sildenafil-in-pediatric-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Robyn A Fender, Ty E Hasselman, Yanzhi Wang, Aaron A Harthan
OBJECTIVES: The primary purpose of this study was to determine the tolerability of intermittent intravenous (IV) sildenafil for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension in pediatric patients. Secondary objectives were to evaluate parameters related to efficacy. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review from January 2013 to August 2014 of pediatric patients under age 18 years treated with intermittent doses of IV sildenafil for pulmonary hypertension. Patients were excluded if they were over age 18 years or received sildenafil for other indications...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
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