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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229894/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-status-epilepticus-in-116-saudi-patients-predictors-of-outcome
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Raid Harb Hommady, Muhammad Talal Alrifai, Osama Khaled Mubayrik, Ruba Salem Alayed, Muhannad Abdulrahman Alsemari, Ahmed Arumayyan, Waleed Altuwaijri, Duaa Baarmah
BACKGROUND: Status epilepticus (SE) is a common, life-threatening condition. Multiple factors are used to predict its outcome and evaluate its risks, and there have been only a few studies in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVES: Investigate predictors of SE outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review study. SETTING: Tertiary center, Riyadh. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed all pediatric cases (age 14 years or younger) of SE admitted between January 2005 and December 2015, collecting data on age, sex, date of birth, developmental status, pre-existing neurological diseases, SE etiology, Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) scores, and electroencephalogram (EEG) findings...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229352/the-outcome-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-latin-america
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Robert H Bonow, Jason Barber, Nancy R Temkin, Walter Videtta, Carlos Rondina, Gustavo Petroni, Silvia Lujan, Victor Alanis, Gustavo La Fuente, Arturo Lavadenz, Roberto Merida, Manuel Jibaja, Luis Gonzáles, Antonio Falcao, Ricardo Romero, Sureyya Dikmen, James Pridgeon, Randall M Chesnut
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) disproportionately affects lower and middle income countries (LMIC). The factors influencing outcomes in LMIC have not been examined as rigorously as in higher-income countries (HIC). This study was conducted to examine clinical and demographic factors influencing TBI outcomes in Latin American LMIC. Data were prospectively collected during a randomized trial of intracranial pressure monitoring in severe TBI and a companion observational study. Participants were aged ≥ 13 years and admitted to study hospitals with GCS ≤ 8...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228679/prognostic-value-of-the-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-car-in-patients-with-operable-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Yao Liang, Wei Xiao, Yuan-Xiang Guan, Wei Wang, Huo Ying Chen, Cheng Fang, Xing Zhang, Zhi-Wei Zhou
Background: The preoperative C-reactive protein/Albumin ratio (CAR) is valuable for predicting the prognosis of patients with various types of cancers. The aim of the present study is to investigate the prognostic value of the preoperative CAR and compare it with other systemic inflammatory response markers in patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Methods: This retrospective study included 206 patients with STS. The optimal cutoff value of the CAR was determined by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226464/place-of-death-in-the-snowy-monaro-region-of-new-south-wales-a-study-of-residents-who-died-of-a-condition-amenable-to-palliative-care
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Suzanne Rainsford, Nicholas J Glasgow, Rod D MacLeod, Teresa Neeman, Christine B Phillips, Robert B Wiles
OBJECTIVE: To describe the place of death of residents in a rural region of New South Wales. DESIGN: Cross-sectional quantitative study using death data collected from local funeral directors (in person and websites), residential aged-care facilities, one multipurpose heath service and obituary notices in the local media (newspapers/radio). SETTING: Snowy Monaro region (NSW Australia). PARTICIPANTS: Residents, with advanced frailty or one of 10 conditions amenable to palliative care, who died between 1 February 2015 and 31 May 2016...
December 11, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226114/comparison-the-effects-of-intraoperative-labetalol-and-lidocaine-on-postoperative-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-brain-surgeries
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Mohammadali Attari, Behrooz Ziai, Ahmad Raeisi
Background: Long-term anesthesia applied in some operations, especially in neurosurgical operations leads to unwanted complications. This study aimed to compare the effect of intraoperative labetalol and lidocaine injection on the rate of changes in postoperative blood pressure and heart beat in patients undergoing brain operation. Materials and Methods: This is a simple double-blind randomized clinical trial study conducted in Al-Zahra and Kashani Hospitals on 90 patients' candidate for craniotomy operation with the age range of 18-65 years, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≥13 before anesthesia, physical class of American Society of Anesthesiologists I, II, insensitivity to labetalol who were divided into two groups of 45 individuals in the random allocation method...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225936/comparative-analysis-of-gender-differences-in-outcomes-after-trauma-in-india-and-the-usa-case-for-standardised-coding-of-injury-mechanisms-in-trauma-registries
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Mohini Dasari, Siddarth D David, Elizabeth Miller, Juan Carlos Puyana, Nobhojit Roy
Introduction: While females generally have better outcomes than males after traumatic injury, higher mortality has been shown to occur in females after intentional trauma in lower-income countries. However, gender differences in trauma outcomes in different countries have not been previously compared. We conducted a two-country comparative analysis to characterise gender differences in mortality for different mechanisms of injury. Methods: Two urban trauma databases were analysed from India and the USA for fall, motor vehicle collision (MVC) and assault patients between 2013 and 2015...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225783/a-study-on-the-efficacy-of-apache-iv-for-predicting-mortality-and-length-of-stay-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-iran
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Mohammad Ghorbani, Haleh Ghaem, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Zahra Shayan, Farid Zand, Reza Nikandish
Background: Clinical assessment of disease severity is an important part of medical practice for prediction of mortality and morbidity in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A disease severity scoring system can be used as guidance for clinicians for objective assessment of disease outcomes and estimation of the chance of recovery. This study aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that the mortality and length of stay in emergency ICUs predicted by APACHE-IV is different to the real rates of mortality and length of stay observed in our emergency ICU in Iran...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225011/effect-of-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-lactate-levels-obtained-on-mortality-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Ebru Biyikli, Afsin Emre Kayipmaz, Cemil Kavalci
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition with high treatment costs, and is especially common among the elderly population. The emergency management of septic patients has gained importance. OBJECTIVE: Herein, we investigated the effect of admission lactate levels and the platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) on the 30-day mortality among patients older than 65years who were diagnosed with sepsis and septic shock according to the qSOFA criteria at our hospital's emergency department...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224257/models-of-care-for-non-invasive-ventilation-in-the-acute-copd-comparison-of-three-tertiary-hospitals-act3-study
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Kerry Parker, Vara Perikala, Ali Aminazad, Zheng Deng, Brigitte Borg, Catherine Buchan, Jo Toghill, Louis B Irving, Jeremy Goldin, David Charlesworth, Ajay Mahal, Suhith Illesinghe, Matthew T Naughton, Alan Young
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) improves clinical outcomes in hypercapnic acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), but the optimal model of care remains unknown. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational non-inferiority study comparing three models of NIV care: general ward (Ward) (1:4 nurse to patient ratio, thrice weekly consultant ward round), a high dependency unit (HDU) (1:2 ratio, twice daily ward round) and an intensive care unit (ICU) (1:1 ratio, twice daily ward round) model in three similar teaching tertiary hospitals...
December 10, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222998/experiences-of-connectivity-and-severance-in-the-wake-of-a-new-motorway-implications-for-health-and-well-being
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Amy Nimegeer, Hilary Thomson, Louise Foley, Shona Hilton, Fiona Crawford, David Ogilvie
The construction of new urban roads may cause severance, or the separation of residents from local amenities or social networks. Using qualitative data from a natural experimental study, we examined severance related to a new section of urban motorway constructed through largely deprived residential neighbourhoods in Glasgow, Scotland. Semi-structured and photo-elicitation interviews were used to better understand severance and connectivity related to the new motorway, and specifically implications for individual and community-level health and well-being through active travel and social connections...
November 29, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222994/supportive-environments-for-physical-activity-in-deprived-communities-in-the-united-kingdom-a-qualitative-study-using-photo-elicitation
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Alexia Sawyer, Marcella Ucci, Russell Jones, Lee Smith, Abi Fisher
The health benefits of regular physical activity are substantial and well-established. However, population activity levels are insufficient to obtain health benefits in the United Kingdom (UK), and strategies to increase activity, particularly in income-deprived communities, are sought. Socioecological models of physical activity posit that activity levels are influenced by social, physical and wider environmental factors. In line with a growing evidence base, there is a need to understand the factors that contribute to an activity-supportive neighbourhood within deprived settings within the UK...
December 2, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222362/randomized-controlled-evaluation-of-an-insulin-pen-storage-policy
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Haley G Gibbs, Tara McLernon, Rosemary Call, Katie Outten, Leigh Efird, Peter A Doyle, Elizabeth A Stuart, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Nicole Glasgow, Avadhut Joshi, Pravin George, Bob Feroli, Elizabeth K Zink
PURPOSE: Results of a quality-improvement project to enhance safeguards against "wrong-pen-to-patient" insulin pen errors by permitting secure bedside storage of insulin pens are reported. METHODS: A cluster-randomized controlled evaluation was conducted at an academic medical center to assess adherence with institutional policy on insulin pen storage before and after implementation of a revised policy allowing pen storage in locking boxes in patient rooms. In phase 1 of the study, baseline data on policy adherence were captured for 8 patient care units (4 designated as intervention units and 4 designated as control units)...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222173/the-bright-spark-who-lit-up-glasgow
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Chris Holme
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219759/does-the-obesity-paradox-predict-functional-outcome-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Neha S Dangayach, Harpreet Singh Grewal, Gian Marco De Marchis, Roberta K Sefcik, Rachel Bruce, Aarti Chhatlani, E Sander Connolly, M Cristina Falo, Sachin Agarwal, Jan Claassen, J Michael Schmidt, Stephan A Mayer
OBJECTIVE Being overweight or mildly obese has been associated with a decreased risk of death or hospitalization in patients with cardiovascular disease. Similarly, overweight patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) have improved survival up to 1 year after admission. These counterintuitive observations are examples of the "obesity paradox." Does the obesity paradox exist in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)? In this study the authors examined whether there was an association between obesity and functional outcome in patients with ICH...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218468/prediction-of-unfavorable-outcomes-in-cryptococcal-meningitis-results-of-the-multicenter-infectious-diseases-international-research-initiative-id-iri-cryptococcal-meningitis-study
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I N Hakyemez, H Erdem, G Beraud, M Lurdes, A Silva-Pinto, C Alexandru, B Bishop, F Mangani, X Argemi, M Poinot, R Hasbun, M Akcaer, S Alp, T Demirdal, K Angamuthu, F Amer, E Ragab, G A Shehata, D Ozturk-Engin, N Ozgunes, L Larsen, S Zimmerli, O R Sipahi, E Tukenmez Tigen, G Celebi, N Oztoprak, A C Yardimci, Y Cag
Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is mostly seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, but CM may also occur in apparently immunocompetent individuals. Outcome analyses have been performed in such patients but, due to the high prevalence of HIV infection worldwide, CM patients today may be admitted to hospitals with unknown HIV status, particularly in underdeveloped countries. The objective of this multicenter study was to analyze all types of CM cases in an aggregate cohort to disclose unfavorable outcomes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218260/a-case-of-streptococcus-anginosus-brain-abscess-caused-by-contiguous-spread-from-sinusitis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Nathan Esplin, John W Stelzer, Sean All, Sundeep Kumar, Ejaz Ghaffar, Sayed Ali
Brain abscesses are infections of the brain parenchyma that can arise from either contiguous spread from local infection or by hematogenous spread from a distant site. Streptococcus anginosus of the Streptococcus anginosus group (SAG) is a commensal microbe of the mucosae of the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract. We present a case of mono-microbial brain abscess caused by contiguous spread from relatively asymptomatic sinusitis that initially presented as a subdural hemorrhage on computed tomography...
October 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217362/rethinking-prehospital-stroke-notification-assessing-utility-of-emergency-medical-services-impression-and-cincinnati-prehospital-stroke-scale
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Stephen W English, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Jay Mandrekar, James P Klaas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although prehospital stroke notification has improved stroke treatment, incorporation of these systems into existing infrastructure has resulted in new challenges. The goal of our study was to design an effective prehospital notification system that allows for early and accurate identification of patients presenting with acute stroke. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective single-center cohort study of patients presenting with suspicion of acute stroke from 2014 to 2015...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214784/contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-after-coil-embolization-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Hyun Goo Lee, Won Ki Kim, Je Young Yeon, Jong Soo Kim, Keon Ha Kim, Pyoung Jeon, Seung Chyul Hong
PURPOSE: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is associated with poor outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention. However, CI-AKI has rarely been evaluated within the neurovascular field. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and clinical implication of CI-AKI after coil embolization in patients with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and March 2016, 192 patients who underwent coil embolization were enrolled in this study...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214444/the-respiratory-rate-a-neglected-triage-tool-for-pre-hospital-identification-of-trauma-patients
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John D Yonge, Phillip Kemp Bohan, Justin J Watson, Christopher R Connelly, Lynn Eastes, Martin A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Under-triaged trauma patients have worse clinical outcomes. We evaluated the capability of four pre-hospital variables to identify this population at the lowest level trauma activation (level 3). METHODS: A retrospective review of adult trauma activations from 2004 to 2014 was completed. Pre-hospital vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale were converted to categorical variables. Patients were under-triaged based on meeting current level 1 or 2 criteria, or requiring a pre-defined critical intervention...
December 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214386/improvement-rate-of-patients-with-severe-brain-injury-during-post-acute-intensive-rehabilitation
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Rita Formisano, Marianna Contrada, Marta Aloisi, Maria Gabriella Buzzi, Paola Cicinelli, Cecilia Della Vedova, Letizia Laurenza, Maria Matteis, Francesca Spanedda, Vincenzo Vinicola, Marco Iosa
Patients with severe acquired brain injury (SABI) may evolve towards different outcomes. The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical evolution of a large population of patients with SABI admitted to post-acute rehabilitation from 2001 to 2016, diagnosed with severe brain injury (GCS ≤ 8) in the acute phase and a coma duration of at least 24 h. The possible changes between the admission time to a post-acute rehabilitation hospital and the discharge time were measured by means of Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), Level of Cognitive Functioning (LCF), and Disability Rating Scale (DRS)...
December 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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