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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153636/early-intervention-for-lactate-dehydrogenase-elevation-improves-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-the-heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-insights-from-the-prevent-study
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Thenappan Thenappan, John M Stulak, Richa Agarwal, Simon Maltais, Palak Shah, Peter Eckman, Sitaramesh Emani, Jason N Katz, Igor Gregoric, Mary E Keebler, Nir Uriel, Eric Adler, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Kartik S Sundareswaran, Ranjit John
BACKGROUND: Hemolysis, assessed by elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), is strongly associated with HeartMate II pump thrombosis (PT). However, it is unknown whether early intervention for elevated LDH circumvents the risk of serious PT requiring pump exchange. We sought to evaluate the relationship between elevated LDH and clinical outcomes, the effectiveness of early medical intervention, and risk factors for elevated LDH. METHODS: We studied 268 patients in the prospective, multicenter PREVENT study who had 2 or more LDH measurements at ≥30 days post-implant...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152719/course-and-predictors-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-a-cohort-of-psychologically-distressed-patients-with-cancer-a-4-year-follow-up-study
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Caryn Mei Hsien Chan, Chong Guan Ng, Nur Aishah Taib, Lei Hum Wee, Edward Krupat, Fremonta Meyer
BACKGROUND: Scant evidence exists on the long-term course of cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is among the few studies worldwide, and the first in the South-East Asian region, to prospectively evaluate PTSD in patients with cancer using gold-standard clinical interviews. The objective of the study was to assess the course and predictors of PTSD in adult patients with cancer in a South-East Asian population. METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal study was conducted in a cohort of 469 consecutively recruited patients (aged ≥18 years) with various cancer types within 1 month of diagnosis at a single oncology referral center...
November 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151999/mid-term-outcomes-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-of-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-dorsal-fracture-dislocations-through-a-volar-shotgun-approach-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Juan Marcelo Giugale, Juntian Wang, Robert A Kaufmann, John R Fowler
Background: Proximal interphalangeal (PIP) fracture dislocations remain a complex injury pattern to treat. There are several treatment methods available aimed to restore stability, preserve range of motion, and reconstitute the articular surface. This study looked at the mid-term clinical and radiographic results of open reduction internal fixation through a shotgun approach of comminuted PIP fracture dislocations. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted of all PIP fracture dislocations treated through a volar, shotgun approach at a single institution over a 15-year period...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148156/long-term-outcomes-for-different-surgical-strategies-to-treat-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Richard Collis, Oliver Watkinson, Constantinos O'Mahony, Oliver P Guttmann, Antonis Pantazis, Maria Tome-Esteban, Victor Tsang, Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran, Christopher G A McGregor, Perry M Elliott
AIMS: Surgical intervention is used to treat dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This study assesses the effect of different surgical strategies on long-term mortality and morbidity. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 347 patients underwent surgical intervention for LVOTO (1988-2015). Group A (n = 272) underwent septal myectomy; Group B (n = 33), septal myectomy and mitral valve (MV) repair; Group C (n = 22), myectomy and MV replacement; and Group D (n = 20), MV replacement alone...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145207/determinants-prevalence-and-trajectory-of-long-term-post-stroke-cognitive-impairment-results-from-a-4-year-follow-up-of-the-auckland-stroke-regional-outcomes-study-iv-study
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Susan Mahon, Priya Parmar, Suzanne Barker-Collo, Rita Krishnamurthi, Kelly Jones, Alice Theadom, Valery Feigin
BACKGROUND: The long-term (>12 months) prevalence, predictors, and trajectory of post-stroke cognitive deficits are not well established, especially at a community level. This study investigated the longitudinal course and prevalence of cognitive impairment in an incidence cohort, identifying factors associated with declining cognition. METHODS: Two hundred fifty-seven participants (mean age = 67.93 ± 13.59) of first-ever stroke survivors, completed cognitive assessments within 2 weeks post stroke, and/or 1, 6, 12, and 48-month...
November 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142855/single-port-thoracoscopic-treatment-of-thoracic-duct-injury-after-thyroidectomy-with-neck-dissection
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Serkan Teksoz, Ezel Ersen, Akif Enes Arikan, Sina Ferahman, Kamil Kaynak, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Yusuf Bukey
Chylous leakage is a complication of thyroidectomy accompanied by bilateral neck dissection with incidence of 0.5-6.2%. A 51-year-old female patient underwent total thyroidectomy, bilateral and central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma. In post-operative 4(th) day, left sided chylous leakage was observed as 1,500 cc/day through neck drain. Leakage did not cease after 1-month conservative treatment so single port thoracoscopic intervention was performed. Under general anesthesia, patient was placed in left lateral decubitus position...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141498/incidence-and-natural-progression-of-neurogenic-shock-following-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Ian A Ruiz, Jordan W Squair, Aaron A Phillips, Christine D Lukac, Dayan Huang, Patrick Oxciano, Dong Yan, Andrei V Krassioukov
Neurogenic shock, a distributive type of circulatory shock following spinal cord injury (SCI), results in profound hypotension. The consequent hemodynamic instability complicates clinical management, delays surgical intervention, and impacts neurological outcome. Moreover, the reported incidence of this condition varies significantly. Here, we establish the true incidence of neurogenic shock by comparing the most common clinical definitions used to diagnose the condition. Further, we characterize the acute progression and recovery of neurogenic shock...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136523/the-advantages-of-hypnosis-intervention-on-breast-cancer-surgery-and-adjuvant-therapy
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M Berlière, F Roelants, C Watremez, M A Docquier, N Piette, S Lamerant, V Megevand, A Van Maanen, P Piette, A Gerday, F P Duhoux
BACKGROUND: In oncology, hypnosis has been used for pain relief in metastatic patients but rarely for induction of anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between January 2010 and October 2015, 300 patients from our Breast Clinic (Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain) were included in an observational, non-randomized study approved by our local ethics committee (ClinicalTrials.gov - NCT03003611). The hypothesis of our study was that hypnosis intervention could decrease side effects of breast surgery...
November 11, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135476/thrombogenicity-evaluation-in-221-patients-with-haemophilia-b-treated-with-nonacog-alfa
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Pablo Rendo, Janice Lamb, Lynne Smith, Joanne Fuiman, Joan M Korth-Bradley
: Risk for thrombotic events with factor IX replacement therapy in patients with haemophilia B remains a concern for patients, those who treat them, and regulatory agencies, based on experience with early use of prothrombin complex concentrates. The current post hoc analysis assessed the incidence of thrombotic events and changes in prothrombin fragment 1 + 2, thrombin-antithrombin complex, and D-dimer in 221 patients with haemophilia B who received nonacog alfa in clinical studies. Thrombotic event and coagulation marker data were collected from 8 interventional studies utilizing on-demand, prophylactic, and preventive regimens in patients with haemophilia B...
November 10, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135306/a-calculation-tool-and-process-to-pre-position-pharmaceuticals-for-anthrax-post-exposure-prophylaxis
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Gary D Peksa, Michael J Robbins, Alexis R Beyer, Elisabeth K Weber, Keneatha Johnson
Anthrax, caused by Bacillus anthracis, is considered a severe bioterrorism threat because of its high mortality rate. The Chicago Healthcare System Coalition for Preparedness and Response (CHSCPR) aims to pre-position antibiotic medical countermeasures (MCMs) at healthcare facilities in order to provide on-site anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis. Pharmacists proposed moving toward a new process that involved the development of a standardized calculation methodology for acquiring supply drugs. This was an interventional quality improvement project aimed at optimizing inventory, acquisition, and distribution of antibiotic MCMs for anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis at Chicago hospitals for hospital personnel, associated first responders, and their families...
November 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131132/points-of-concern-in-post-acute-kidney-injury-management
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Jill Vanmassenhove, Raymond Vanholder, Norbert Lameire
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) will in the future remain high, partly due to an increase in comorbidities and other AKI favoring factors such as the rise in high-risk diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. AKI has emerged as a major public health concern with high human and financial costs. It has recently been demonstrated that patients surviving an AKI episode show increased all-cause mortality, chronic kidney disease (CKD), ESRD, cardiovascular events, and reduced quality of life. Although it is important to acknowledge that, after an AKI episode, the risk of dying by far exceeds the risk of developing incident or progressive CKD and/or entering a maintenance renal replacement therapy (RRT) program, currently only a minority of patients are referred for renal follow-up, even after AKI-requiring RRT...
November 2, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128044/incidence-of-left-ventricular-thrombus-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Tiffany F Mao, Ata Bajwa, Preetham Muskula, Tina R Coggins, Kevin Kennedy, Anthony Magalski, David G Skolnick, Michael L Main
Previous studies using 2-dimensional non-contrast echocardiography have reported a post-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) left ventricular (LV) thrombus incidence of 3% to 24%. However, these studies were not performed with ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs), which improve accuracy in the diagnosis of LV thrombus. We aimed to determine the early incidence and clinical correlates of LV thrombus in a large consecutive cohort of patients with STEMI. This study included consecutive patients admitted to Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute with STEMI who also underwent early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and an echocardiogram...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127114/compared-with-what-estimating-the-effects-of-injury-prevention-policies-using-the-synthetic-control-method
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Carl Bonander
INTRODUCTION: This paper discusses the application of the synthetic control method to injury-related interventions using aggregate data from public information systems. The method selects and determines the optimal control unit in the data by minimising the difference between the pre-intervention outcomes in one treated unit (eg, a state) and a weighted combination of potential control units. METHOD: I demonstrate the synthetic control method by an application to Florida's post-2010 policy and law enforcement initiatives aimed at bringing down opioid overdose deaths...
November 10, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126814/a-daily-topical-decontamination-regimen-reduces-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-haematology-patients
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C Samuelson, H Kaur, E I Kritsotakis, S D Goode, A Nield, D Partridge
OBJECTIVES: To assess impact of a topical decontamination regimen on rates of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) in intensively-treated haematology patients. METHODS: A historically-controlled cohort study was used to evaluate the effect of applying chlorhexidine or Octenisan® body washes and nasal Prontoderm® ointment for 5 days around the time of Hickman line insertion on the incidence of CRBSI and infection-free catheter time. Lines inserted during a 24 month period prior to implementation of the decolonisation regimen were compared with those inserted during a 12 month period after the intervention was applied...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124826/comparing-the-behavioral-impact-of-a-nudge-based-handwashing-intervention-to-high-intensity-hygiene-education-a-cluster-randomized-trial-in-rural-bangladesh
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Elise Grover, Mohammed Kamal Hossain, Saker Uddin, Mohini Venkatesh, Pavani K Ram, Robert Dreibelbis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of environmental nudges on handwashing behaviors among primary school children as compared to a high-intensity hygiene education intervention. METHODS: In a cluster-randomized trial (CRT), we compared the rates of handwashing with soap (HWWS) after a toileting event among primary school students in rural Bangladesh. Eligible schools (government run, on-site sanitation and water, no hygiene interventions in last year, fewer than 450 students) were identified and 20 schools were randomly selected and allocated without blinding to one of four interventions, five schools per group: simultaneous handwashing infrastructure and nudge construction, sequential infrastructure then nudge construction, simultaneous infrastructure and high-intensity hygiene education (HE) and sequential handwashing infrastructure and HE...
November 10, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123661/the-psychology-of-chronic-post-surgical-pain-new-frontiers-in-risk-factor-identification-prevention-and-management
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Aliza Z Weinrib, Muhammad A Azam, Kathryn A Birnie, Lindsay C Burns, Hance Clarke, Joel Katz
In an era of considerable advances in anaesthesiology and pain medicine, chronic pain after major surgery continues to be problematic. This article briefly reviews the known psychological risk and protective factors associated with the development of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP). We begin with a definition of CPSP and then explain what we mean by a risk/protective factor. Next, we summarize known psychological risk and protective factors for CPSP. Psychological interventions that target risk factors and may impact postsurgical pain are reviewed, including the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-based approach to CPSP prevention and management we use in the Transitional Pain Service (TPS) at the Toronto General Hospital...
November 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121041/the-incidence-rate-of-surgical-interventions-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-treated-with-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-biologics
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Aleksandra Sobolewska-Włodarczyk, Anna Zielińska, Paweł Siwiński, Ewa Jędraszczyk, Krystyna Stec-Michalska, Marcin Włodarczyk, Maria Wiśniewska-Jarosińska
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha drugs (anti-TNF-α) effectively reduce the risk of surgery in Crohn's disease (CD). Unsatisfactory response to anti-TNF-α agents leads to the development of disease complications in a great percentage of patients. Simultaneously, possible predictive factors for ares during biological treatment remain uncertain. AIMS: To investigate the incidence rate of intestinal resection during biological treatment and search for predicting factors for ares demanding a surgical intervention...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117920/orbital-atherectomy-treatment-of-severely-calcified-native-coronary-lesions-in-patients-with-prior-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-acute-and-one-year-outcomes-from-the-orbit-ii-trial
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Michael S Lee, Bynthia M Anose, Brad J Martinsen, Arthur C Lee, Richard A Shlofmitz, Jeffrey W Chambers
AIMS: Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), may be at increased risk for mortality and repeat revascularization, compared with patients without prior CABG. In this post-hoc analysis of the ORBIT II trial, safety and efficacy of coronary orbital atherectomy (OA) to modify severe coronary artery calcium, prior to stent placement, was evaluated in subjects based on history of CABG. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comorbidities: diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and history of myocardial infarction (MI) were more prevalent in the CABG group...
November 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114778/long-term-sustainability-of-diabetes-prevention-approaches-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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J Sonya Haw, Karla I Galaviz, Audrey N Straus, Alysse J Kowalski, Matthew J Magee, Mary Beth Weber, Jingkai Wei, K M Venkat Narayan, Mohammed K Ali
Importance: Diabetes prevention is imperative to slow worldwide growth of diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. Yet the long-term efficacy of prevention strategies remains unknown. Objective: To estimate aggregate long-term effects of different diabetes prevention strategies on diabetes incidence. Data Sources: Systematic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases. The initial search was conducted on January 14, 2014, and was updated on February 20, 2015...
November 6, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114099/risk-factors-and-management-for-biliary-complications-following-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Tsukasa Nakamura, Taku Iida, Hidetaka Ushigome, Masafumi Osaka, Koji Masuda, Takehisa Matsuyama, Shumpei Harada, Shuji Nobori, Norio Yoshimura
BACKGROUND Biliary complications (BCs) following liver transplantation are very serious. Nevertheless, it is still uncertain which components influence the incidence of BCs the most. MATERIAL AND METHODS A consecutive sample of 74 adult recipients who underwent living-donor liver transplantation were enrolled in this study. BCs that were Clavien-Dindo classification grade II or higher were determined as BCs. RESULTS There were 11 out of the 74 recipients who experienced BCs. There were no differences in preoperative background factors between the BCs+ and BCs- group...
November 8, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
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