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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729524/cardiac-arrest-following-drug-abuse-with-intravenous-tapentadol-case-report-and-literature-review
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Misbahuddin Khaja, George Lominadze, Konstantin Millerman
BACKGROUND Tapentadol is a centrally acting opioid analgesic, with a dual mode of action, as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and an agonist of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR). Tapentadol is used for the management of musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old woman attended hospital for evaluation of an intractable headache. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were negative. She was found unresponsive in the bathroom on the day following hospital admission, and despite resuscitative measures, the patient died following cardiac arrest...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727667/sleep-apnea-screening-practices-during-department-of-transportation-medical-examinations
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Marten R Hawkins, Rasheed Durowoju, Daniel Havlichek, Kenneth D Rosenman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the practices of Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (MOEMA) members regarding screening for sleep apnea during required driver medical examinations. METHODS: A 13-question survey on sleep apnea screening practices was emailed to the MOEMA member. Nonresponders received additional E-mails and calls. RESULTS: The survey response rate was 66%. Fifty-five percent of respondents performed driver examinations and 94% screened for sleep apnea...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727561/a-cots-based-microwave-imaging-system-for-breast-cancer-detection
#3
Mario R Casu, Marco Vacca, Jorge A Tobon, Azzurra Pulimeno, Imran Sarwar, Raffaele Solimene, Francesca Vipiana
Microwave imaging is an emerging breast cancer diagnostic technique, which aims at complementing already established methods like mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound. It offers two striking advantages: no-risk for the patient and potential low-cost for national health systems. So far, however, the prototypes developed for validation in labs and clinics used costly lab instruments such as a vector network analyzer (VNA). Moreover, the CPU time required by complex image reconstruction algorithms may not be compatible with the duration of a medical examination...
July 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727239/how-to-differentiate-congenital-from-noncongenital-chronic-neutropenia-at-the-first-medical-examination-proposal-of-score-a-pilot-study-from-the-french-severe-chronic-neutropenia-registry
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Naim Bejjani, Blandine Beaupain, Yves Bertrand, Christine Bellanne-Chantelot, Jean Donadieu
OBJECTIVES: We developed a diagnostic score to differentiate congenital from noncongenital neutropenia at the time of diagnosis using reliable data collected at the first visit of a patients with neutropenia. STUDY DESIGN: In a pilot retrospective study, we included 120 patients diagnosed with chronic neutropenia; 61 had congenital and 59 had noncongenital neutropenia. We reviewed patient medical charts and collected the initial complete blood count (CBC) and other reliable data...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721477/imipenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-isolates-carried-by-persons-upon-medical-examination-in-korea
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So Yeon Kim, Sang Yop Shin, Ji-Young Rhee, Kwan Soo Ko
Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CR-GNB) have emerged and disseminated worldwide, become a great concern worldwide including Korea. The prevalence of fecal carriage of imipenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (IR-GNB) in persons in Korea was investigated. Stool samples were collected from 300 persons upon medical examination. Samples were screened for IR-GNB by using MacConkey agar with 2 μl/ml imipenem. Species were identified by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, and antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by the broth microdilution method...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721400/weight-adjusted-lean-body-mass-and-calf-circumference-are-protective-against-obesity-associated-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-abnormalities
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Toshinari Takamura, Yuki Kita, Masatoshi Nakagen, Masaru Sakurai, Yuki Isobe, Yumie Takeshita, Kohzo Kawai, Takeshi Urabe, Shuichi Kaneko
BACKGROUND: To test the hypothesis that preserved muscle mass is protective against obesity-associated insulin resistance and metabolic abnormalities, we analyzed the relationship of lean body mass and computed tomography-assessed sectional areas of specific skeletal muscles with insulin resistance and metabolic abnormalities in a healthy cohort. METHODS: A total of 195 subjects without diabetes who had completed a medical examination were included in this study...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718881/identification-of-bodies-by-unique-serial-numbers-on-implanted-medical-devices
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Melissa M Blessing, Peter T Lin
Visual identification is the most common identification method used by medical examiners but is not always possible. Alternative methods include X-ray, fingerprint, or DNA comparison, but these methods require additional resources. Comparison of serial numbers on implanted medical devices is a rapid and definitive method of identification. To assess the practicality of using this method, we reviewed 608 consecutive forensic autopsies performed at a regional medical examiner office. Of these, 56 cases required an alternative method of identification due to decomposition (n = 35), gunshot wound (n = 9), blunt trauma (n = 6), or charring (n = 6)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716015/illegal-gold-miners-in-french-guiana-a-neglected-population-with-poor-health
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Maylis Douine, Emilie Mosnier, Quentin Le Hingrat, Charlotte Charpentier, Florine Corlin, Louise Hureau, Antoine Adenis, Yassamine Lazrek, Florence Niemetsky, Anne-Laure Aucouturier, Magalie Demar, Lise Musset, Mathieu Nacher
BACKGROUND: In French Guiana, a French overseas territory in South America, 6 to 10 thousands undocumented persons work illegally in gold mining sites in the Amazonian forest. Precarious life conditions lead to poor health but few data exist on the health status of illegal gold miners in French Guiana. The objective of this article was to describe the sociodemographic and health status of this vulnerable population. METHOD: A prospective cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2015 on gold mine supply sites at the border between French Guiana and Suriname...
July 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707019/-medical-examination-preparation-for-ent-specialisation-part%C3%A2-31
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C Offergeld, J Pfeiffer
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July 13, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704194/sarcomatoid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-penis-a-report-of-two-cases
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Svitlana Y Bachurska, Petar A Antonov, Dmitriy G Staykov, Ivan Y Dechev
BACKGROUND: Sarcomatoid (spindle cell) squamous cell carcinoma is a rare, highgrade, aggressive tumor consisting of the squamous cell carcinoma admixed with the malignant spindle cell (sarcomatoid) elements. These tumors are relatively uncommon in the genitourinary system and particularly in the penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinomas of the penis were diagnosed in our hospital between 2012 and 2015. Clinical histories, pathology reports, hematoxylin and eosin-stained and immunohistochemical slides were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702211/skipping-breakfast-and-5-year-changes-in-body-mass-index-and-waist-circumference-in-japanese-men-and-women
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M Sakurai, K Yoshita, K Nakamura, K Miura, T Takamura, S Y Nagasawa, Y Morikawa, T Kido, Y Naruse, K Nogawa, Y Suwazono, S Sasaki, M Ishizaki, H Nakagawa
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship between frequency of skipping breakfast and annual changes in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). METHODS: The participants were 4,430 factory employees. BMI and WC were measured repeatedly at annual medical examinations over a 5-year period. The association between frequency of skipping breakfast at the baseline examination and annual changes in anthropometric indices was evaluated using the generalized estimating equation method...
June 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701211/inpatient-rehabilitation-for-adult-patients-with-marfan-syndrome-an-observational-pilot-study
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Dieter Benninghoven, Denise Hamann, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Meike Rybczynski, Julia Lechinger, Friedrich Schroeder, Marina Vogler, Eike Hoberg
BACKGROUND: Advances in medical, interventional and surgical treatment have increased average life expectancy of patients with congenital heart defects. As a result a new group of adult patients with congenital cardiac defects requires medical rehabilitation. Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) are a relevant group among these patients. So far, no reports on the effectiveness of specialized rehabilitation programmes for MFS patients exist. We implemented an inpatient 3-week rehabilitation program for MFS patients at the Muehlenberg-Clinic for rehabilitation and assessed the medical safety as well as the impact of the program on physical fitness and psychological wellbeing of participants by means of an observational pilot study...
July 12, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692385/local-public-health-surveillance-of-heroin-related-morbidity-and-mortality-orange-county-florida-2010-2014
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Toni-Marie L Hudson, Benjamin G Klekamp, Sarah D Matthews
OBJECTIVES: Heroin-related deaths have increased substantially in the past 10 years in the United States, particularly in Florida. Our objectives were to measure heroin-related morbidity and mortality rates in Orange County, Florida, and to assess trends in those rates during 2010-2014. METHODS: We used 3 heroin surveillance methods, based on data from the Florida Medical Examiner, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), and the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics-Florida (ESSENCE-FL)...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690227/-association-between-the-changes-in-ideal-cardiovascular-health-status-and-the-decline-of-glomerular-filtration-rates-in-medical-examination-people
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Yaqin Wang, Pingting Yang, Xia Cao, Liuxin Wu, Zhiheng Chen
To explore the association between the changes in ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) indices and the renal function.
 Methods: The retrospective cohort study consisted of 837 Chinese individuals from Department of Health Management in the Third Xiangya Hospital. The general information, anthropometry and blood biochemistry were obtained for all subjects from 2008 to 2014, respectively. The 6-year changes of 7 ideal CVH metrics defined by American Heart Association and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were calculated...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689643/suicide-means-among-decedents-aged-50-years-2005-2014-trends-and-associations-with-sociodemographic-and-precipitating-factors
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Namkee G Choi, Diana M DiNitto, C Nathan Marti, Mark S Kaplan, Yeates Conwell
OBJECTIVE: To examine 1) temporal trends between 2005 and 2014 in the three most frequently used suicide means (firearms, hanging/suffocation, alcohol/drug/medicine overdose) by decedents aged 50+ years and 2) associations of suicide means with sociodemographic and precipitating factors. METHODS: The National Violent Death Reporting System, 2005-2014, provided data (N = 46,857). Suicide means were identified from ICD-10 codes for underlying cause of death and coroner/medical examiner (CME) reports...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688639/identifying-preventable-trauma-death-does-autopsy-serve-a-role-in-the-peer-review-process
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Dane Scantling, Amanda Teichman, Robert Kucejko, Brendan McCracken, James Eakins, Richard Burns
BACKGROUND: Missing life-threatening injuries is a persistent concern in any trauma program. Autopsy is a tool routinely utilized to determine an otherwise occult cause of death in many fields of medicine. It has been adopted as a required component of the trauma peer review (PR) process by both the American College of Surgeons and the Pennsylvania Trauma Foundation. We hypothesized that autopsy would not identify preventable deaths for augmentation of the PR process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review using our institutional trauma registry of all trauma deaths between January 2012 and December 2015 was performed...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683803/westernization-of-lifestyle-affects-quantitative-and-qualitative-changes-in-adiponectin
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Mitsunobu Kubota, Masayasu Yoneda, Norikazu Maeda, Haruya Ohno, Kenji Oki, Tohru Funahashi, Iichiro Shimomura, Noboru Hattori
BACKGROUND: Although Japanese-Americans and native Japanese share the same genetic predispositions, they live different lifestyles, resulting in insulin resistance in Japanese-Americans. We investigated whether the quantitative and qualitative changes in adiponectin (APN) due to differences in lifestyle contribute to the development of insulin resistance. METHODS: We evaluated 325 native Japanese in Hiroshima, Japan and 304 Japanese-Americans in Los Angeles, the United States, who were aged between 30 and 70 years and underwent medical examinations between 2009 and 2010...
July 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682757/-forensic-examination-of-sexual-assault-victims-medical-aspects-and-associations-with-the-legal-outcomes
#18
M Kolopp, E Delbaere-Crespo, C Lecossec, F Guillet-May, H Coudane, L Martrille
OBJECTIVES: To describe the medical and legal characteristics of sexual assault victims and to highlight which aspects of the medical examination may be associated with a conviction of the alleged offender. METHODS: This study included all women who consulted to the center for the victims of sexual assault in Nancy between 2008 and 2012 and who filed a complaint. Associations were evaluated with a logistic regression trying to explain the presence of a conviction at the end of the legal proceeding...
March 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677250/management-of-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-in-an-outpatient-clinic-setting-patient-s-perspectives-and-experiences
#19
Lars Thrysoee, Anna Strömberg, Axel Brandes, Jeroen M Hendriks
AIMS: To gain in-depth knowledge of patients' experiences of the consultation processes at a multidisciplinary atrial fibrillation outpatient clinic in a university hospital in Denmark. BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia associated with morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed and treated as recommended. Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation preferably should be managed in an outpatient setting which includes medical examination, patient education and decision making on medical therapy...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671437/expanded-newborn-screening-information-and-resources-for-the-family-physician
#20
David Glenn Weismiller
Each year, 4 to 5 million newborns receive state-mandated screening. Although the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children has identified 34 core conditions that should be incorporated into screening programs, each state manages, funds, and maintains its own program. State programs encompass screening, as well as the diagnosis and coordination of care for newborns with positive findings. Testing for core disorders is fairly standardized, but more extensive screening varies widely by state, and the rigorous evaluation of new screening panels is ongoing...
June 1, 2017: American Family Physician
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