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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239869/intra-patient-variability-in-adalimumab-drug-levels-within-and-between-cycles-in-crohn-s-disease
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M G Ward, P A Thwaites, L Beswick, J Hogg, G Rosella, D Van Langenberg, J Reynolds, P R Gibson, M P Sparrow
BACKGROUND: Whether therapeutic drug monitoring for adalimumab needs to be performed at the trough concentration has not been defined. AIM: To determine intra-patient adalimumab drug-level variation and to identify modulating patient and disease factors. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, adult patients with Crohn's disease established on maintenance adalimumab had drug levels measured repeatedly according to pre-defined schedules (visit 1: day 4-6, visit 2: day 7-9, trough: day 13-14) across two consecutive fortnightly cycles...
February 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239863/roaming-behaviour-of-dogs-in-four-remote-aboriginal-communities-in-the-northern-territory-australia-preliminary-investigations
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S Molloy, A Burleigh, S Dürr, M P Ward
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the home range (HR) and investigate the potential predictors for roaming of 58 dogs in four Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. DESIGN: Prospective study. PROCEDURE: Global positioning system (GPS) collars were attached to the dogs for 1-4 days, recording location fixes every 1-3 min. Utilisation distributions (UDs) and extended (95% isopleth) and core (50% isopleth) HRs of dogs were determined. Potential predictors of roaming were assessed...
March 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239838/which-matters-more-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-headache-characteristics-and-diagnosis-type-in-soldiers-with-mtbi-concussion
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Alan G Finkel, Brian J Ivins, Juanita A Yerry, John S Klaric, Ann Scher, Y Sammy Choi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the diagnostic types and characteristics of headaches in soldiers with mild traumatic brain injury during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. BACKGROUND: Persistent post-traumatic headache interferes with returns to activity or duty. The most commonly cited headache diagnosis after concussion is migraine. We hypothesize that headache diagnosis type, eg, migraine, is not sufficient to predict relationships with occupational outcomes after concussion...
February 27, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239817/does-the-margin-width-influence-recurrence-rate-in-liver-surgery-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-smaller-than-5-cm
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C Lazzara, G Navarra, S Lazzara, A Barbera, C Saitta, G Raimondo, S Latteri, G Currò
OBJECTIVE: Liver surgery is considered a curative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but the importance of resection margin width remains controversial. The aim of this study is to clarify the role of 5-10 mm surgical margin width on post-operative recurrence and overall survival after resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed recurrence rate and overall survival rate of 72 patients who underwent curative hepatic resection for HCC smaller than 5 cm with 5-10 mm surgical margin width between January 2005 and December 2014...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239809/association-between-the-plasma-levels-of-ima-and-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-and-ischemic-burden-in-early-phase-of-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
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T Turan, A R Akyüz, S Sahin, S Kul, A S Yilmaz, F Kara, S O Mentese, A Ç Aykan, S Demir, S Celik, S C Karahan
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), a novel biochemical marker, is known to reflect ischemia in early phases of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In the present study, we evaluated the role of IMA on the prediction of coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden and ischemic burden in patients with non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-six consecutive NSTEACS patients presented within the first three hours of symptom onset were prospectively enrolled in this study...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239760/incidence-and-outcome-of-acute-cardiorenal-syndrome-in-hospitalized-children
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Vivek Athwani, Maneesha Bhargava, Rahul Chanchlani, Amar Jeet Mehta
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence, etiology and outcome of Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) in hospitalized children. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was carried out in 242 children between 6 mo to 18 y of age hospitalized with primary cardiac, renal or any systemic disorder at a tertiary care center in India. The primary outcome was the development of CRS. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were performed to determine the risk of mortality secondary to CRS...
February 27, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239663/radiographic-indices-for-lumbar-developmental-spinal-stenosis
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Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Karen Ka Man Ng, Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
BACKGROUND: Patients with developmental spinal stenosis (DSS) are susceptible to developing symptomatic stenosis due to pre-existing narrowed spinal canals. DSS has been previously defined by MRI via the axial anteroposterior (AP) bony spinal canal diameter. However, MRI is hardly a cost-efficient tool for screening patients. X-rays are superior due to its availability and cost, but currently, there is no definition of DSS based on plain radiographs. Thus, the aim of this study is to develop radiographic indices for diagnosing DSS...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239589/thyroglossal-duct-cysts-a-clinicosurgical-experience
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Suhail Amin Patigaroo, Nisar Hussain Dar, Aleena Shafi Jallu, Rauf Ahmad
Thyroglossal cyst is the most common congenital neck mass and occurs in 7% of the population. They occur due to failure of thyroglossal duct to involute and atrophy thyroglossal duct cysts often occur in pediatric patients. Majority of them are found infrahyoid region. The purpose of the present study is to report our 5 year clinical experience of thyroglossal cysts in terms of clinical features and surgical findings with special emphasis on naked eye extend of patent thyroglossal duct when present. To the best of our knowledge this is first clinical study which has reported the extend of thyroglossal duct on naked eye...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239587/manoeuvres-to-improve-endoscopic-visualization-of-hypopharynx
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Pooja Thakur, V K Poorey
The more progress achieved in endoscopy, the more superficial cancers in head and neck region have been diagnosed. There are, however, some areas difficult to observe, particularly the hypopharynx, due to closure of this space. Examination of hypopharynx form an essential part of head and neck examination especially in the suspected malignancies as well as in the cases with unknown primary. As the flexible fiber-optic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy forms an essential part of examination of hypopharynx, the present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of various manoeuvres devised to aid in better visualization of the hypopharynx...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239584/assessment-of-treatment-response-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
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Anagha Atul Joshi, Bhagyashri Ganesh Chiplunkar, Renuka Anil Bradoo
To evaluate treatment response in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). A prospective study of 100 patients with voice disorders was conducted. Patients were evaluated using reflux symptom index (RSI) and reflux finding score (RFS) by 70° rigid laryngoscope. Patients with RFS score of 7 or more were diagnosed of having LPR and were started with anti-reflux therapy for a period of 6 months. Patients were assessed at regular intervals using RSI and RFS. The prevalence of LPR in patients with voice disorders was found to be 25%...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239583/correlation-of-radiological-and-endoscopic-findings-in-patients-presenting-with-dysphagia
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Kavita Sachdeva, Vineet Kaul
Dysphagia is a common symptom with diverse etiology in otolaryngology. In the present study clinicopathological, radiological and endoscopic evaluation of patients was done in a tertiary care hospital in patients presenting with dysphagia. A prospective nonrandomized observational study was carried out on total of 80 cases having dysphagia during March 2015 to August 2016. In the present study, out of 80 patients, youngest case was a three years old child while oldest case was an 85 years old female. The mean age was 48...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239579/neck-trauma-ent-prospects
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Kavita Sachdeva, Aparaajita Upadhyay
Neck trauma is a very important surgical emergency faced by ENT surgeons in day to day practice. They are potentially life threatening conditions due to the presence of many vital structures in this area. Timely presentation to the referral centre and proper multidisciplinary approach towards management plays a pivotal role in the healing pattern of the wound and prevention of serious complication like shock, sepsis, laryngeal stenosis or fistula formation. A retrospective study was done in ENT Department, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India during the period of 2014-2016...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239576/cut-throat-injury-our-experience-in-rural-set-up
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Debdulal Chakraborty, Chiranjib Das, Arvind Kumar Verma, Rajesh Hansda
Cut throat injuries are one of the emergency conditions managed by ENT specialists. If not treated in time, they may lead to death. Prevention of these complications depends on immediate resuscitation by securing the airway by tracheostomy or intubation, prompt control of hemorrhage and blood replacement. The present study was conducted to study the sociodemographic profile of patients of cut throat injury, motives behind cut throat injury, site and depth of the injury, treatment given at our hospital and outcome...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239521/swallowing-and-swallowing-breathing-interaction-as-predictors-of-intubation-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Adam Ogna, Helene Prigent, Michele Lejaille, Patricia Samb, Tarek Sharshar, Djillali Annane, Frederic Lofaso, David Orlikowski
BACKGROUND: Bulbar weakness and respiratory impairment have been associated with increased morbidity in retrospective studies of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients. The aim of this study was to prospectively explore the relationship between subclinical swallowing impairment, respiratory function parameters, the necessity to intubate patients and the development of early postintubation pneumonia in patients with GBS in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Respiratory, swallowing, and tongue strength parameters were measured in 30 consecutive adults (51...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239501/consensus-on-the-definition-of-advanced-parkinson-s-disease-a-neurologists-based-delphi-study-cepa-study
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Maria-Rosario Luquin, Jaime Kulisevsky, Pablo Martinez-Martin, Pablo Mir, Eduardo S Tolosa
To date, no consensus exists on the key factors for diagnosing advanced Parkinson disease (APD). To obtain consensus on the definition of APD, we performed a prospective, multicenter, Spanish nationwide, 3-round Delphi study (CEPA study). An ad hoc questionnaire was designed with 33 questions concerning the relevance of several clinical features for APD diagnosis. In the first-round, 240 neurologists of the Spanish Movement Disorders Group participated in the study. The results obtained were incorporated into the questionnaire and both, results and questionnaire, were sent out to and fulfilled by 26 experts in Movement Disorders...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239476/prolonged-direct-hemoperfusion-using-a-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-cartridge-provides-sustained-circulatory-stabilization-in-patients-with-septic-shock-a-retrospective-observational-before-after-study
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Kyohei Miyamoto, Yu Kawazoe, Seiya Kato
BACKGROUND: Direct hemoperfusion therapy with polymyxin B immobilized fiber cartridges (PMX-DHP) is widely used for septic shock in Japan and parts of Europe. Although this treatment is usually administered for 2 h, the optimal duration has not been established. METHODS: This retrospective study compared the effects of prolonged and conventional PMX-DHP durations (2 and 12 h, respectively) for septic shock. Between October 2013 and March 2015, 18 patients underwent conventional PMX-DHP, and between April 2015 and May 2016, 18 patients underwent prolonged PMX-DHP...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239475/long-term-cognitive-outcomes-among-unselected-ventilated-and-non-ventilated-icu-patients
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José Raimundo A de Azevedo, Widlani Sousa Montenegro, Djane Pereira Rodrigues, Suellen C de C Souza, Vanessa F S Araujo, Margareth Pereira de Paula, Patricia H C P Prazeres, Adenilde da Luz Leitão, Adriana V N Mendonça
BACKGROUND: Cognitive dysfunction is an important long-term complication of critical illness associated with reduced quality of life, increase in healthcare costs, and institutionalization. Delirium, an acute form of brain dysfunction that is common during critical illness has been shown to be associated with long-term cognitive dysfunction. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to estimate the prevalence and severity of cognitive dysfunction in an unselected population of medical and surgical ICU patients...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239456/chronic-anal-fissures-open-lateral-internal-sphincterotomy-result-a-case-series-study
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Abdulwahid M Salih
INTRODUCTION: Anal fissure are defined as a tear in the skin of the anal canal distal to dentate line. Although still there are controversies about the exact management, lateral sphincterotomy is promising. The aim of this series is to present the outcome of lateral sphincterotomy for internal anal sphincter in term of patient satisfaction and complication. PATIENT AND METHODS: A prospective single cohort study, 190 patients, who were undergone lateral sphincterotomy for internal anal sphincter from 2010 to 2014, were analyzed...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239409/iroa-international-register-of-open-abdomen-preliminary-results
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Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto, Massimo Chiarugi, Zaza Demetrashvili, Daniele Dondossola, Yovcho Yovtchev, Orestis Ioannidis, Giuseppe Novelli, Mirco Nacoti, Desmond Khor, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades, Torsten Kaussen, Asri Che Jusoh, Wagih Ghannam, Boris Sakakushev, Ohad Guetta, Agron Dogjani, Stefano Costa, Sandeep Singh, Dimitrios Damaskos, Arda Isik, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Francesco Trotta, Stefano Rausei, Aleix Martinez-Perez, Giovanni Bellanova, Vinicius Cordeiro Fonseca, Fernando Hernández, Athanasios Marinis, Wellington Fernandes, Martha Quiodettis, Miklosh Bala, Andras Vereczkei, Rafael L Curado, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno M Pereira, Mahir Gachabayov, Guillermo Perez Chagerben, Miguel Leon Arellano, Sefa Ozyazici, Gianluca Costa, Tugan Tezcaner, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: No definitive data about open abdomen (OA) epidemiology and outcomes exist. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) promoted the International Register of Open Abdomen (IROA). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study including patients with an OA treatment. Data were recorded on a web platform (Clinical Registers®) through a dedicated website: www.clinicalregisters.org. RESULTS: Four hundred two patients enrolled...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239407/the-greek-orthodox-version-of-the-brief-religious-coping-b-rcope-instrument-psychometric-properties-in-three-samples-and-associations-with-mental-disorders-suicidality-illness-perceptions-and-quality-of-life
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Vassiliki Paika, Elias Andreoulakis, Elisavet Ntountoulaki, Dimitra Papaioannou, Konstantinos Kotsis, Vassiliki Siafaka, Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Kenneth I Pargament, Andre F Carvalho, Thomas Hyphantis
BACKGROUND: The B-RCOPE is a brief measure assessing religious coping. We aimed to assess the psychometric properties of its Greek version in people with and without long-term conditions (LTCs). Associations between religious coping and mental illness, suicidality, illness perceptions, and quality of life were also investigated. METHODS: The B-RCOPE was administered to 351 patients with diabetes, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD), and rheumatic diseases attending either the emergency department (N = 74) or specialty clinics (N = 302) and 127 people without LTCs...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
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