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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550351/diagnostic-and-treatment-guidelines-for-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-ttp-2017-in-japan
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Masanori Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Hideo Wada, Koichi Kokame, Yoshitaka Miyakawa, Yasunori Ueda, Satoshi Higasa, Takanori Moriki, Hideo Yagi, Toshiyuki Miyata, Mitsuru Murata
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) can rapidly progress into a life-threatening condition, thus the importance of appropriate diagnosis and treatment cannot be overstated. Until recently, TTP has mainly been diagnosed by clinical findings such as thrombocytopenia and non-immune hemolytic anemia. In addition to these clinical findings, however, reduced activity of a disintegrin-like and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 motif 13 (ADAMTS13) below 10% has been accepted internationally as a diagnostic criterion for TTP...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550188/recommendations-for-splenectomy-in-hereditary-hemolytic-anemias
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Achille Iolascon, Immacolata Andolfo, Wilma Barcellini, Francesco Corcione, Loïc Garçon, Lucia De Franceschi, Claudio Pignata, Giovanna Graziadei, Dagmar Pospisilova, David C Rees, Mariane de Montalembert, Stefano Rivella, Antonella Gambale, Roberta Russo, Leticia Ribeiro, Jules Vives-Corrons, Patricia Aguilar-Martinez, Antonis Kattamis, Beatrice Gulbis, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Irene Roberts, Hannah Tamary
Hereditary hemolytic anemias are a group of disorders including red cell membrane defects, red blood cells enzyme disorders, congenital dyserythropoietic anemias, thalassemia syndromes and haemoglobinopathies. As damaged red blood cells passing through the spleen red pulp are efficiently removed by splenic macrophages, splenectomy is one possible therapeutic approach to the management of severely affected patients. However, except for hereditary spherocytosis for which the effectiveness of splenectomy has been well documented, the efficacy of splenectomy in other anemias within this group has yet to be determined and there are concerns regarding short- and long-term infectious and thrombotic complications...
May 26, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547590/perfusion-and-diffusion-mri-signatures-in-histologic-and-genetic-subtypes-of-who-grade-ii-iii-diffuse-gliomas
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Kevin Leu, Garrett A Ott, Albert Lai, Phioanh L Nghiemphu, Whitney B Pope, William H Yong, Linda M Liau, Timothy F Cloughesy, Benjamin M Ellingson
The value of perfusion and diffusion-weighted MRI in differentiating histological subtypes according to the 2007 WHO glioma classification scheme (i.e. astrocytoma vs. oligodendroglioma) and genetic subtypes according to the 2016 WHO reclassification (e.g. 1p/19q co-deletion and IDH1 mutation status) in WHO grade II and III diffuse gliomas remains controversial. In the current study, we describe unique perfusion and diffusion MR signatures between histological and genetic glioma subtypes. Sixty-five patients with 2007 histological designations (astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas), 1p/19q status (+ = intact/- = co-deleted), and IDH1 mutation status (MUT/WT) were included in this study...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546042/occluded-superficial-femoral-artery-used-for-emergency-reconstruction-a-consecutive-case-series-about-the-proper-conduit-technique
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M S Marsman, A Kh Jahrome, F L Moll, G G Koning
INTRODUCTION: Deep wound infections in the groin region can result in an acute or life threatening condition. Especially when there is no suitable vein available because of many reasons (e.g. previous surgery, small vessel diameter). Synthetic prosthesis sometimes are not 'first-choice-technique' because of contamination or infection. It was ad hoc hypothesized in an acute setting that a segment of an occluded Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) could be used as a conduit in combination with eversion technique, known from carotid surgery...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545582/gender-differences-in-hypertension-awareness-antihypertensive-use-and-blood-pressure-control-in-bangladeshi-adults-findings-from-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Muntasirur Rahman, Gail Williams, Abdullah Al Mamun
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh is facing an epidemiological transition with a growing burden of non-communicable diseases. Traditionally, hypertension and associated complications in women receive less recognition, and there is a dearth of related publications. The study aims to explore gender differences in high blood pressure awareness and antihypertensive use in Bangladeshi adults at the community level. Another objective is to identify factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension among antihypertensive users...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545542/recognition-and-treatment-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-an-important-component-of-chronic-disease-management
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REVIEW
Peter C Farrell, Glenn Richards
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a highly prevalent condition, and is associated with many debilitating chronic diseases. The role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in arterial hypertension has been recognized in international guidelines. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is associated with clinically-relevant reductions in blood pressure. In heart failure (HF), SDB is associated with worse prognosis and increased mortality. Major HF guidelines recommend that patients should be treated for sleep apnea to improve their HF status...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544041/marked-variability-observed-in-inpatient-management-of-bronchiolitis-in-three-finnish-hospitals
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Varpu Elenius, Eija Bergroth, Petri Koponen, Sami Remes, Pedro A Piedra, Janice A Espinola, Matti Korppi, Carlos A Camargo, Tuomas Jartti
AIM: Infants hospitalised for bronchiolitis undergo examinations and treatments not supported by current research evidence and we investigated practice variations with regard to Finnish children under the age of two. METHODS: This prospective, multi-centre cohort study was conducted in paediatric units in three university hospitals in Finland from 2008-2010. Hospital medical records were reviewed to collect data on clinical course, testing and treatment. Data were analysed separately for children meeting our strict definition of bronchiolitis, aged under 12 months without a history of wheezing, and a loose definition, aged 12-23 months or with a history of wheezing...
May 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543021/a-30-year-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-virus-among-blood-donors-in-mainland-china-revealing-increase-of-new-threats
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Zhan Gao, Yu Zhang, Hua Shan, Ling Shi, Jing Liu, Min Xu, Peibin Zeng, Yu Liu, Miao He
BACKGROUND: Although screening strategies have been routinely implemented in blood centers, the residual risk of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis B virus (HBV) still poses a public health concern in China. The aim of this study is to investigate the HBV blood screening reactive rate and to illustrate the demographics of the corresponding blood donors with revealing of heterogeneity between previous studies and discovering potentially negligent threats. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Literature reporting the HBV screening reactive rate in Chinese blood donors was identified by systematic searching of four electronic databases...
May 19, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542700/modeling-thrombus-formation-and-growth
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REVIEW
Hamid Hosseinzadegan, Danesh K Tafti
The paper reviews the state-of-the-art in computational modeling of thrombus formation and growth and related phenomena including platelet margination, activation, adhesion, and embolization. Presently, there is a high degree of empiricism in the modeling of thrombus formation. Based on the experimentally observed physics, the review gives useful strategies for predicting thrombus formation and growth. These include determining blood components involved in atherosclerosis, effective blood viscosity, tissue properties, and methods proposed for boundary conditions...
May 22, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542614/evaluation-of-the-sepsis-flow-chip-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-blood-infections
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Antonio Galiana, Javier Coy, Adelina Gimeno, Noemi Marco Guzman, Francisco Rosales, Esperanza Merino, Gloria Royo, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Blood infections are serious complex conditions that generally require rapid diagnosis and treatment. The big challenge is to reduce the time necessary to make a diagnosis with current clinical microbiological methods so as to improve the treatment given to patients. METHODS: In this study, we assess for the first time the Sepsis Flow Chip assay, which is a novel diagnostic assay for simultaneous rapid-detection of the vast majority of bloodstream pathogens, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi, in the same assay, and for the detection of most common antibiotic resistance genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542407/the-influence-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-traditional-inuit-diet-on-markers-of-inflammation
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L K Schæbel, E C Bonefeld-Jørgensen, H Vestergaard, S Andersen
Concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are high in Inuit living predominately on the traditional marine diet. Adverse effects of POPs include disruption of the immune system and cardiovascular diseases that are frequent in Greenland Inuit. We aimed to assess the association between exposure to POPs from the marine diet and inflammation, taking into account other factors such as vitamin D. We invited Inuit and non-Inuit living in settlements or the town in rural East Greenland or in the capital city Nuuk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542123/malaria-surveillance-united-states-2014
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Kimberly E Mace, Paul M Arguin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to regions with ongoing malaria transmission. However, malaria is occasionally acquired by persons who have not traveled out of the country through exposure to infected blood products, congenital transmission, laboratory exposure, or local mosquitoborne transmission...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540886/effect-of-hemodialysis-on-oxidants-and-antioxidant-factors-in-chronic-renal-failure
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Ramin Tajbakhsh, Mostafa Qorbani, Golbarg Mehrpour, Mitra Rahimzadeh, Mohammad Mehdi Azimzadeh, Hossein Mirmiranpour
The current study was conducted to assess the effect of hemodialysis (HD) on the status of plasma oxidants and antioxidants among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These parameters can have an influence on the HD process and can also be useful for follow-up of these patients. The participants of this cross-sectional study comprised 91 patients with a mean age of 51.1 ± 8.2 years on chronic HD with kt/v between 1.2 and 1.4. The etiology of ESRD in these patients was as follows: diabetes mellitus in 39, hypertension in 35, and glomerulonephritis in 17 patients...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540395/management-of-atherosclerosis-risk-factors-for-patients-at-high-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-real-world-practice-a-multicentre-study
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Arintaya Phrommintikul, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Sukit Yamwong, Smonporn Boonyaratavej, Rapeephon Kunjara-Na-Ayudhya, Pyatat Tatsanavivat, Piyamitr Sritara
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a global health burden. However, there are heterogeneities among countries or regions regarding the risk factors and clinical manifestations of atherosclerotic diseases as well as their management patterns. METHODS: We collected data from 25 centres in Thailand. Patients with documented coronary artery disease or cerebrovascular disease or peripheral arterial disease, or with at least three atherosclerosis risk factors were enrolled between April 2011 and March 2014...
May 25, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540121/comprehensive-preoperative-staging-system-for-endoscopic-single-and-multicorridor-approaches-to-juvenile-nasal-angiofibromas
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Trichy N Janakiram, Shilpee B Sharma, Ekkehard Kasper, Onkar Deshmukh, Iype Cherian
BACKGROUND: Juvenile nasal angiofibromas (JNA) is a benign lesion with high vascularity and propensity of bone erosion leading to skull base invasion and intracranial extension. It is known to involve multiple compartments, which are often surgically difficult to access. With evolution in surgical expertise and technical innovations, endoscopic and endoscopic-assisted management has become the preferred choice of surgical management. Over the last four decades, various staging systems have been proposed, which are largely based on the extent of nasal angiofibroma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539740/evaluation-of-antioxidant-hypolipidemic-and-antiatherogenic-property-of-lycopene-and-astaxanthin-in-atherosclerosis-induced-rats
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Rajesh Kumar, Kartik Janardan Salwe, Manimekalai Kumarappan
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. Antioxidants play a major role in prophylaxis and prevention of progression and complications of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we are evaluating the antiatherosclerotic effect of two antioxidants such as astaxanthin and lycopene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After acclimatization, 24 male SD rats, 8-10 weeks old, 150 ± 10 g, maintained as per CPCSEA guidelines were divided into four groups of six rats each...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539697/physical-activity-levels-in-individuals-with-cystic-fibrosis-related-diabetes
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Sarah Currie, Krista Greenwood, Lara Weber, Hussein Khakee, Michelle Legasto, Elizabeth Tullis, Kenneth Wu, Anna Tsang, Erika Szego, Sunita Mathur
Purpose: The literature on physical activity (PA) in adults with cystic fibrosis, particularly in those with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), is limited. PA may be an important part of blood glucose management in CFRD. The purpose of this study was to describe PA levels in adults with CFRD and determine their adherence to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) aerobic exercise training guidelines. Methods: Adults with CFRD were recruited from a hospital-based CF clinic. PA was measured using the Seven-Day Physical Activity Recall (telephone interview), adherence to CFRD management with the Self-Care Inventory-Revised (questionnaire), and blood glucose control from glycated hemoglobin levels documented in participants' medical chart within 3 months...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539572/malondialdehyde-modified-low-density-lipoprotein-as-oxidative-stress-marker-in-vasospastic-angina-patients
#18
Tetsuo Oumi, Toshihiro Nozato, Atsushi Sakakibara, Hidetsugu Nomoto, Masakazu Ohno, Yoshihide Takahashi, Takashi Ashikaga, Yasuhiro Satoh, Mitsuaki Isobe
Vasospastic angina (VSA) is caused by endothelial dysfunction and hypercontraction of vascular smooth muscle cells. Although oxidative-stress can induce endothelial dysfunction, the relationship of VSA and the oxidative-stress marker malondialdehyde-modified low density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) remains unclear. PURPOSE: Serum MDA-LDL was evaluated in candidate VSA patients.The subjects were 84 patients admitted to our hospital because of chest pain at rest. We stratified the patients into 3 groups; definite VSA, suspected VSA, and unlikely VSA according to a Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) guideline...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538493/committee-opinion-no-703-summary-asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria-in-women
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Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria is an important clinical sign of urinary tract malignancy. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria has been variably defined over the years. In addition, the evidence primarily is based on data from male patients. However, whether the patient is a man or a woman influences the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, and the risk of urinary tract malignancy (bladder, ureter, and kidney) is significantly less in women than in men. Among women, being older than 60 years, having a history of smoking, and having gross hematuria are the strongest predictors of urologic cancer...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538384/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-administration-in-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-surgery-for-hemostasis-a-meta-analysis
#20
Pei Zhang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Yuan Liang, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery frequently require blood transfusion. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been widely used to decrease blood loss and transfusion rates in joint replacement surgery. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate efficacy and safety of intravenous TXA administration in patients suffering from hip fractures. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched before December 2016 by 2 independent reviewers, including Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, the Chinese Biomedical Literature database, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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