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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648251/immune-thrombocytopenia-of-childhood-responsive-to-tonsillectomy-in-the-setting-of-chronic-tonsillitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Richard William Thompson, Anil Gungor
OBJECTIVES: Immune thrombocytopenia of childhood (platelet count <100,000/μL) is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children. Patients typically present with bruising and bleeding in the setting of thrombocytopenia. Although it is usually short-lived, some cases persist and are unresponsive to treatment. This can lead to exposure to a variety of treatment regimens including immunosuppressants and splenectomy. The goal of this report is to present a case of chronic ITP of childhood that responded to tonsillectomy addressing the tonsils as a source of chronic infection and inflammation triggering ITP...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647930/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-in-hospital-thrombolysis-as-reperfusion-therapy-in-early-arriving-low-risk-stemi-patients
#2
Yaniv Levi, Aaron Frimerman, Avraham Shotan, Michael Shochat, David S Blondheim, Amit Segev, Ilan Goldenerg, Mark Kazatsker, Liubov Vasilenko, Nir Shlomo, Simcha R Meisel
BACKGROUND: Trials have shown superiority of primary percutaneous intervention (PPCI) over in-hospital thrombolysis in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated within 6-12 hours from symptom onset. These studies also included high-risk patients not all of whom underwent a therapeutic intervention. OBJECTIVES: To compare the outcome of early-arriving stable STEMI patients treated by thrombolysis with or without coronary angiography to the outcome of PPCI-treated STEMI patients...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647635/new-vein-compression-entities-in-patients-with-unexplained-leg-swelling
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Alaina Garrie, Lauren E Jones, Julia F Chen, Robert W Feldtman, Kenneth R Kollmeyer, Jasmine L Richmond, Craig A Ferrara, Pablo V Uceda, Lelesse Mocio, Samuel S Ahn
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study identifies often overlooked anatomical sites for non-thrombotic venous outflow obstruction (NTVO) in patients with unexplained lower extremity edema and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 75 consecutive patients experiencing symptoms of unexplained lower extremity edema with pain that were unexplained by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who subsequently underwent venography in an outpatient medical office from 2010 to 2014...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644212/worsening-atrioventricular-conduction-after-hospital-discharge-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-horizons-ami-trial
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Ioanna Kosmidou, Björn Redfors, Thomas McAndrew, Monica Embacher, Roxana Mehran, José M Dizon, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gary S Mintz, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: The chronic effects of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on the atrioventricular conduction (AVC) system have not been elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of worsened AVC post-STEMI in patients treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The current analysis included patients from the HORIZONS-AMI trial who underwent primary PCI and had available ECGs...
June 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639937/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-compared-with-standard-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-transverse-myelitis-in-adults-and-children-strive
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Michael Absoud, Peter Brex, Olga Ciccarelli, Onyinye Diribe, Gavin Giovannoni, Jennifer Hellier, Rosemary Howe, Rachel Holland, Joanna Kelly, Paul McCrone, Caroline Murphy, Jackie Palace, Andrew Pickles, Michael Pike, Neil Robertson, Anu Jacob, Ming Lim
BACKGROUND: Transverse myelitis (TM) is an immune-mediated disorder of the spinal cord that affects adults and children and that causes motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunction. There is a prolonged recovery phase, which may continue for many years. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an uncommon relapsing inflammatory central nervous system condition in which TM can be the first presenting symptom. As TM and NMO affect many patients in the prime of their working life, the disorder can impose a significant demand on health resources...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639918/midterm-analysis-of-survival-and-cause-of-death-following-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Gerard M Healy, Ciaran E Redmond, Sam Gray, Lucian Iacob, Stephen Sheehan, Joseph F Dowdall, Mary Barry, Colin P Cantwell, David P Brophy
PURPOSE: To assess rates of complications, secondary interventions, survival, and cause of death following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair over a 10-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-institution retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing primary endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) between July 2006 and June 2015. The population constituted 175 patients with 163 fusiform and 12 saccular AAAs. Of these, 149 (85%) were male, with mean age 75...
July 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638600/quantification-of-bleeding-volume-using-computed-tomography-and-clinical-complications-after-percutaneous-renal-biopsy
#7
Yoichiro Chikamatsu, Ken Matsuda, Yoichi Takeuchi, Saeko Kagaya, Yoshie Ojima, Hirotaka Fukami, Hiroyuki Sato, Ayako Saito, Yoshitsugu Iwakura, Tasuku Nagasawa
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate specific bleeding volume after percutaneous renal biopsy (PRB) and the correlation between bleeding volume and clinical parameters. Methods: A retrospective study of 252 consecutive patients (153 male patients and 99 female patients) who underwent PRB at the Department of Nephrology, Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital, between July 2013 and January 2016 was conducted. PRB was performed under ultrasound guidance using an automated spring-loaded biopsy device and a 16-cm, 16-gauge needle...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637118/asymptomatic-chiari-type-i-malformation-should-patients-be-advised-against-participation-in-contact-sports
#8
Robert Spencer, Paul Leach
BACKGROUND: Chiari type I malformation (CM-I) is characterised by caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum, crowding the craniocervical junction. It is being increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic patients due to the widespread availability of MRI, and there are case reports of these patients suffering sudden death or neurological injury following head or neck trauma, raising the issue of whether they should be prohibited from contact sport participation, given the likelihood of frequent trauma...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633762/usefulness-of-mean-platelet-volume-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-predicting-angiographic-no-reflow-and-short-term-prognosis-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Alparslan Kurtul, Sadik Kadri Acikgoz
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) is associated with improved prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, no-reflow phenomenon limits the benefit of revascularization and predicts adverse outcomes. The specific mechanism for its occurrence is still not entirely clear, and it is believed at present that platelet activation and inflammation play a pivotal role in developing no-reflow. Both increased mean platelet volume (MPV), which is a platelet activation marker, and lymphopenia, which is an inflammation marker, have been linked to adverse events and poor prognosis after STEMI...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632867/effect-of-an-internet-based-program-on-weight-loss-for-low-income-postpartum-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Suzanne Phelan, Todd Hagobian, Anna Brannen, Karen E Hatley, Andrew Schaffner, Karen Muñoz-Christian, Deborah F Tate
Importance: Postpartum weight retention increases lifetime risk of obesity and related morbidity. Few effective interventions exist for multicultural, low-income women. Objective: To test whether an internet-based weight loss program in addition to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC program) for low-income postpartum women could produce greater weight loss than the WIC program alone over 12 months. Design, Setting, and Participants: A 12-month, cluster randomized, assessor-blind, clinical trial enrolling 371 adult postpartum women at 12 clinics in WIC programs from the California central coast between July 2011 and May 2015 with data collection completed in May 2016...
June 20, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631307/interventions-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-erysipelas-and-cellulitis
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REVIEW
Adam Dalal, Marina Eskin-Schwartz, Daniel Mimouni, Sujoy Ray, Walford Days, Emmilia Hodak, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Erysipelas and cellulitis (hereafter referred to as 'cellulitis') are common bacterial skin infections usually affecting the lower extremities. Despite their burden of morbidity, the evidence for different prevention strategies is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and adverse effects of antibiotic prophylaxis or other prophylactic interventions for the prevention of recurrent episodes of cellulitis in adults aged over 16. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases up to June 2016: the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629763/delayed-referral-to-specialist-centre-increases-morbidity-in-patients-with-bile-duct-injury-bdi-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-lc
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S Martinez-Lopez, V Upasani, S Pandanaboyana, M Attia, G Toogood, P Lodge, E Hidalgo
BACKGROUND: There is still a debate regarding the optimal management of bile duct injury following cholecystectomy. Our aim was to ascertain if delayed referral influenced clinical outcomes for patients with BDI treated in our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We interrogated a prospectively maintained database, including all patients with BDI (Bismuth and Strasberg classifications) post LC managed in our unit from 2000-2014. Referrals were arbitrarily defined as early (<96 h from the injury) and delayed (>96 h)...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627937/the-safety-of-intra-articular-injections-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-critical-narrative-review
#13
Christelle Nguyen, François Rannou
International guidelines recommend that the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) combine both nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions. Intra-articular (IA) therapies are considered part of this multimodal approach and are well-established Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved treatments. Areas covered. Safety data for knee OA, including IA corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma and botulinum toxin are critically reviewed, and evidence- and pratice-based measures to improve safety of IA therapies are discussed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626827/the-effect-of-rapid-privatisation-on-mortality-in-mono-industrial-towns-in-post-soviet-russia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Aytalina Azarova, Darja Irdam, Alexi Gugushvili, Mihaly Fazekas, Gábor Scheiring, Pia Horvat, Denes Stefler, Irina Kolesnikova, Vladimir Popov, Ivan Szelenyi, David Stuckler, Michael Marmot, Michael Murphy, Martin McKee, Martin Bobak, Lawrence King
BACKGROUND: Population-level data suggest that economic disruptions in the early 1990s increased working-age male mortality in post-Soviet countries. This study uses individual-level data, using an indirect estimation method, to test the hypothesis that fast privatisation increased mortality in Russia. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we surveyed surviving relatives of individuals who lived through the post-communist transition to retrieve demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of their parents, siblings, and male partners...
May 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623943/does-metabolic-syndrome-predict-surgical-complications-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Philip Norris, Nicholas Ralph, Clint Moloney
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined by an accumulation of risk factors that include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic high blood pressure, obesity, and hypercholesterolaemia which results in an increased risk of developing serious chronic diseases. MetS is widespread as it is estimated to affect up to 30% of the global population. For people with MetS who undergo surgery, an emerging body of literature points to significantly poorer postoperative outcomes compared with non-affected populations...
June 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623628/does-patient-preference-measurement-in-decision-aids-improve-decisional-conflict-a-randomized-trial-in-men-with-prostate-cancer
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Joseph D Shirk, Catherine M Crespi, Josemanuel D Saucedo, Sylvia Lambrechts, Ely Dahan, Robert Kaplan, Christopher Saigal
BACKGROUND: Shared decision making (SDM) has been advocated as an approach to medical decision making that can improve decisional quality. Decision aids are tools that facilitate SDM in the context of limited physician time; however, many decision aids do not incorporate preference measurement. OBJECTIVES: We aim to understand whether adding preference measurement to a standard patient educational intervention improves decisional quality and is feasible in a busy clinical setting...
June 16, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621050/maternal-morbidity-and-associated-factors-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-karachi-a-critical-analysis
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Haleema Akhter Hashmi, Sarwat Umer, Syed Ijlal Ahmed
AIM: The study was conducted to identify maternal morbidity and associated factors such intensive care unit admission and surgical intervention. METHODS: Pregnant and six-week post-partum women without any other comorbidy were recruited from January 2014 to December 2015 from the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi. A structurally designed questionnaire was used to record demographic data and factors related to the management and intervention of maternal conclusions...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620998/a-survey-of-speech-language-therapy-provision-for-people-with-post-stroke-dysarthria-in-the-uk
#18
Nick Miller, Steven Bloch
BACKGROUND: A large number of people who experience a stroke are affected by dysarthria. This may be in isolation or in association with aphasia and/or dysphagia. Despite evidence highlighting the psychological and social impact of having post-stroke dysarthria and a number of clinical guidelines that make recommendations for appropriate management, little is known currently about UK service delivery issues relating to speech and language therapy (SLT) assessment and treatment for this group...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619547/a-systematic-review-of-the-management-and-outcome-of-ercp-related-duodenal-perforations-using-a-standardized-classification-system
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REVIEW
Roberto Cirocchi, Michael Denis Kelly, Ewen A Griffiths, Renata Tabola, Massimo Sartelli, Luigi Carlini, Stefania Ghersi, Salomone Di Saverio
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of duodenal perforation after ERCP ranges from 0.09% to 1.67% and mortality up to 8%. METHODS: This systematic review was registered in Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, PROSPERO. Stapfer classification of ERCP-related duodenal perforations was used. RESULTS: The systematic search yielded 259 articles. Most frequent post-ERCP perforation was Stapfer type II (58.4%), type I second most frequent perforation (17...
June 12, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617881/is-heller-myotomy-better-than-balloon-dilation-a-meta-analysis
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Anita Illés, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi, András Garami, Imre Szabó, Margit Solymár, Erika Pétervári, Márta Balaskó, Gabriella Pár, Patrícia Sarlós, Judit Bajor, Ákos Szűcs, József Czimmer, Kata Szemes, Áron Vincze
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) and laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) are the most commonly performed treatment options for achalasia. Decision between these treatment options is difficult. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of EBD compared to LHM. METHODS: The electronic databases PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry were systematically searched for the period between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
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