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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677701/surgical-treatment-and-long-term-outcome-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-related-epilepsy-in-pediatric-patients
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Qiao Lin, Peng-Fan Yang, Yan-Zeng Jia, Jia-Sheng Pei, Hui Xiao, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhong-Hui Zhong, Shou-Sen Wang
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) are vascular malformations affecting any part of the central nervous system. Clinical data and surgical outcomes for 27 pediatric patients with CM-related epilepsy were retrospectively reviewed. The mean age of onset was 12.71 ± 4.09 years, and the mean duration of epilepsy was 2.34 ± 1.95 years. All 27 patients were treated with microsurgery for resection of the CMs, and the hemosiderin rim, and the secondary epileptogenic zone if necessary. The mean follow-up period was 6...
April 20, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677482/allosteric-ligands-for-the-pharmacologically-important-flavivirus-target-ns5-from-zinc-database-based-on-pharmacophoric-points-free-energy-calculations-and-dynamics-correlation
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Abbas Khan, Shoaib Saleem, Muhammad Idrees, Syed Shujait Ali, Muhammad Junaid, Aman Chandra Kaushik, Dong-Qing Wei
Dengue virus belongs to a group of human pathogens, which causes different diseases, dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome in humans. It possesses RNA as a genetic material and is replicated with the aid of NS5 protein. RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) is an important domain of NS5 in the replication of that virus. The catalytic process activity of RdRp is making it an important target for antiviral chemical therapy. To date, No FDA drug has been approved and marketed for the treatment of diseases caused by Dengue virus...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677414/a-multistep-approach-to-address-clinican-knowledge-attitudes-and-behavior-around-opioid-prescribing
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Sara Kohlbeck, Brenna Akert, Caroline Pace, Amy Zosel
INTRODUCTION: The Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was implemented in 2013 to reduce the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substance prescriptions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate provider knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding the Wisconsin PDMP before and after study interventions. METHODS: An initial survey of clinicians, a focus group, pre- and posttests for an educational session, and a 3-month follow-up survey were utilized...
March 2018: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677267/the-short-lived-epidemic-of-botulism-from-commercially-canned-foods-in-the-united-states-1919-to-1925
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Powel Kazanjian
In 1919, three deadly outbreaks of botulism caused by consumption of canned olives packed in California captured national headlines. In all of the outbreaks, which occurred in separate locales, unsuspecting people died after consuming tainted food during a banquet or family meal. The press's sensational portrayal of canned food as hazardous aroused alarm among consumers at a time when commercial canning was becoming more common. Intent on restoring the image of their product as safe and wholesome, canning industry leaders funded a "botulism commission" of scientific experts in 1919 to investigate how to systematically eliminate the threat of botulism that had imperiled their business...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677086/hematologic-adverse-events-associated-with-prolonged-valganciclovir-treatment-in-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Liron Ziv, Joanne Yacobovich, Joseph Pardo, Havatzelet Yarden-Bilavsky, Jacob Amir, Micky Osovsky, Efraim Bilavsky
BACKGROUND: Valganciclovir (2/d) therapy for 6 months in neonates with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection improves hearing and neurodevelopmental outcome. The only reported adverse event was neutropenia. Since 2009, our protocol for symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection was a 1-year treatment of 2/d for the first 3 months followed by 9 months of 1/d. METHODS: A retrospective study. Infants with congenital cytomegalovirus treated with valganciclovir for 1 year were recruited...
April 19, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677072/state-of-the-art-role-of-the-dendritic-cell-in-induction-of-allograft-tolerance
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Sarah J Rosen, Paul E Harris, Mark A Hardy
Despite decades of research, the induction and maintenance of long-term allograft tolerance without immunosuppression remains an elusive goal in the field of solid organ and cell transplantation. Immunosuppressive medications frequently prevent or minimize acute cellular rejection but have failed to halt anti-donor antibody production and chronic organ rejection. Past efforts aimed at promoting lasting allograft tolerance have focused primarily on peripheral T cell depletion, augmentation of regulatory T cells, or induction via simultaneous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and facilitation of donor chimerism...
April 19, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677063/the-anesthesia-perioperative-call-for-help-experience-at-a-quaternary-pediatric-medical-center-analysis-of-67-564-anesthesia-encounters
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Bistra G Vlassakova, Sean M Sinnott, Nissa Askins, Matthew X Callahan, Izabela C Leahy, David Zurakowski, Paul R Hickey, Joseph P Cravero
BACKGROUND: During the past several decades, anesthesia has become increasingly safe. Truly major adverse events are rare, and anesthesia quality researchers have instituted programs to evaluate "near miss" or less critical adverse events to evaluate the safety of anesthesia delivery. In this study, we aimed to evaluate calls for emergency help in our institution as a surrogate for pending critical events. We hypothesized that calls would be more common in patients with high American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status, history of prematurity, and children with recent respiratory illness compared to those without these characteristics...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677062/opioid-oversupply-after-joint-and-spine-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mark C Bicket, Elizabeth White, Peter J Pronovost, Christopher L Wu, Myron Yaster, G Caleb Alexander
BACKGROUND: Many patients receive prescription opioids at hospital discharge after surgery, yet little is known regarding how often these opioids go unused. We estimated the prevalence of unused opioids, use of nonopioid analgesics, and storage and disposal practices after same-day and inpatient surgery. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study at a large, inner-city tertiary care hospital, we recruited individuals ≥18 years of age undergoing elective same-day or inpatient joint and spine surgery from August to November 2016...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677059/pediatric-perioperative-cardiac-arrest-death-in-the-off-hours-a-report-from-wake-up-safe-the-pediatric-quality-improvement-initiative
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Robert E Christensen, Angela C Lee, Marie S Gowen, Mallikarjuna R Rettiganti, Jayant K Deshpande, Jeffrey P Morray
BACKGROUND: Pediatric perioperative cardiac arrest (CA) is a rare but catastrophic event. This case-control study aims to analyze the causes, incidence, and outcomes of all pediatric CA reported to Wake Up Safe. Factors associated with CA and mortality after arrest are examined and possible strategies for improving outcomes are considered. METHODS: CA in children was identified from the Wake Up Safe Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement Initiative, a multicenter registry of adverse events in pediatric anesthesia...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677018/examining-the-efficacy-of-calcium-hydroxylapatite-filler-with-integral-lidocaine-in-correcting-volume-loss-of-the-jawline-a-pilot-study
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Margit L W Juhász, Ellen S Marmur
BACKGROUND: Patients seek 3-dimensional volume restoration of the jawline to obtain a "defined" line. Injection of filler into the jawline is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration; however, dermatologists have injected this area with positive results, minimal adverse events, and high patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: This study explores the efficacy of premixed calcium hydroxylapatite filler with integral lidocaine [CaHA(+)] to correct volume defects of the jawline...
April 19, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677015/oral-tranexamic-acid-for-the-treatment-of-melasma-a-review
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Harini R Bala, Senhong Lee, Celestine Wong, Amit G Pandya, Michelle Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common acquired disorder of hyperpigmentation that commonly affects those with skin of color. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a novel treatment for melasma that has a multimodal mechanism of action. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive review of the literature regarding the evidence on the mode of action, safety profile, and efficacy of TXA in the treatment of melasma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The literature was searched for publications on TXA in the treatment of melasma using MEDLINE, Scopus, and Google Scholar...
April 19, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676942/pharmacotherapy-for-schizophrenia-in-postmenopausal-women
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Alexandre González-Rodríguez, Mary V Seeman
Reduced estrogen levels at menopause mean a loss of the neuroprotection that is conferred, from puberty until menopause, on women with schizophrenia. The postmenopausal stage of schizophrenia requires therapeutic attention because women with this diagnosis almost invariably experience increased symptoms and increased side effects at this time. So far, few targeted therapies have been successfully developed. Areas covered: This non-systematic, narrative review is based on the relevant published literature indexed in PubMed...
April 20, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676780/retrospective-evaluation-of-a-restrictive-transfusion-strategy-in-older-adults-with-hip-fracture
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Lorene Zerah, Lucile Dourthe, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Marc Verny, Mathieu Raux, Anthony Mézière, Frédéric Khiami, Cendrine Tourette, Christian Neri, Yannick Le Manach, Bruno Riou, Hélène Vallet, Jacques Boddaert
OBJECTIVES: To compare the association between a restrictive transfusion strategy and cardiovascular complications during hospitalization for hip fracture with the association between a liberal transfusion strategy and cardiovascular complications, accounting for all transfusions from the emergency department to postacute rehabilitation settings. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Perioperative geriatric care unit. PARTICIPANTS: All individuals aged 70 and older admitted to the emergency department for hip fracture and hospitalized in our perioperative geriatric care unit (N=667; n=193 in the liberal transfusion group, n=474 in the restrictive transfusion group) from July 2009 to April 2016...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676763/drivers-of-microbiological-quality-of-household-drinking-water-a-case-study-in-rural-ethiopia
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Muhammed A Usman, Nicolas Gerber, Evita H Pangaribowo
This study aims at assessing the determinants of microbiological contamination of household drinking water under multiple-use water systems in rural areas of Ethiopia. For this analysis, a random sample of 454 households was surveyed between February and March 2014, and water samples from community sources and household storage containers were collected and tested for fecal contamination. The number of Escherichia coli (E. coli) colony-forming units per 100 mL water was used as an indicator of fecal contamination...
April 2018: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676758/learning-from-water-treatment-and-hygiene-interventions-in-response-to-a-hepatitis-e-outbreak-in-an-open-setting-in-chad
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Alexander Spina, David Beversluis, Andrea Irwin, Alexandra Chen, Jean Noel Nassariman, Abdelkhadir Ahamat, Idriss Noh, Jan Oosterloo, Prince Alfani, Sibylle Sang, Annick Lenglet, Dawn Louise Taylor
In September 2016, Médecins Sans Frontières responded to a hepatitis E (HEV) outbreak in Chad by implementing water treatment and hygiene interventions. To evaluate the coverage and use of these interventions, we conducted a cross-sectional study in the community. Our results showed that 99% of households interviewed had received a hygiene kit from us, aimed at improving water handling practice and personal hygiene and almost all respondents had heard messages about preventing jaundice and handwashing. Acceptance of chlorination of drinking water was also very high, although at the time of interview, we were only able to measure a safe free residual chlorine level (free chlorine residual (FRC) ≥0...
April 2018: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676713/-deep-brain-stimulation-for-psychiatric-disorders
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M Figee, P R Schuurman, D Denys
- Deep brain stimulation (DBS) corrects pathological activity of neuropsychiatric brain networks with high frequency current via implanted brain electrodes.- DBS is an effective and safe treatment for therapy-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder and potentially also for therapy-refractory major depressive disorder.- Experimental psychiatric indications for DBS are Tourette syndrome, addiction, anorexia nervosa, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and schizophrenia.- DBS influences brain networks that are relevant for a variety of psychiatric symptoms...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676697/the-transcortical-equatorial-approach-for-gliomas-of-the-mesial-temporal-lobe-techniques-and-functional-outcomes
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Ramin A Morshed, Jacob S Young, Seunggu J Han, Shawn L Hervey-Jumper, Mitchel S Berger
OBJECTIVE Many surgical approaches have been described for lesions within the mesial temporal lobe (MTL), but there are limited reports on the transcortical approach for the resection of tumors within this region. Here, the authors describe the technical considerations and functional outcomes in patients undergoing transcortical resection of gliomas of the MTL. METHODS Patients with a glioma (WHO grades I-IV) located within the MTL who had undergone the transcortical approach in the period between 1998 and 2016 were identified through the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) tumor registry and were classified according to tumor location: preuncus, uncus, hippocampus/parahippocampus, and various combinations of the former groups...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676689/intravenous-acetaminophen-for-postoperative-supratentorial-craniotomy-pain-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Walavan Sivakumar, Michael Jensen, Julie Martinez, Michael Tanana, Nancy Duncan, Robert Hoesch, Jay K Riva-Cambrin, Craig Kilburg, Safdar Ansari, Paul A House
OBJECTIVE Acute pain control after cranial surgery is challenging. Prior research has shown that patients experience inadequate pain control post-craniotomy. The use of oral medications is sometimes delayed because of postoperative nausea, and the use of narcotics can impair the evaluation of brain function and thus are used judiciously. Few nonnarcotic intravenous (IV) analgesics exist. The authors present the results of the first prospective study evaluating the use of IV acetaminophen in patients after elective craniotomy...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676681/frameless-robot-assisted-stereoelectroencephalography-in-children-technical-aspects-and-comparison-with-talairach-frame-technique
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Taylor J Abel, René Varela Osorio, Ricardo Amorim-Leite, Francois Mathieu, Philippe Kahane, Lorella Minotti, Dominique Hoffmann, Stephan Chabardes
OBJECTIVE Robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) is gaining popularity as a technique for localization of the epileptogenic zone (EZ) in children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy. Here, the authors describe their frameless robot-assisted SEEG technique and report preliminary outcomes and relative complications in children as compared to results with the Talairach frame-based SEEG technique. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed the results of 19 robot-assisted SEEG electrode implantations in 17 consecutive children (age < 17 years) with pharmacoresistant epilepsy, and compared these results to 19 preceding SEEG electrode implantations in 18 children who underwent the traditional Talairach frame-based SEEG electrode implantation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676670/timing-severity-of-deficits-and-clinical-improvement-after-surgery-for-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
#20
Michael M Safaee, Aaron J Clark, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Ethan A Winkler, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities caused by arteriovenous shunting. They often form at the dural root sleeve between a radicular feeding artery and draining medullary vein causing venous congestion and edema, decreased perfusion, and ischemia of the spinal cord. Treatment consists of either surgical ligation of the draining vein or selective embolization via an endovascular approach. There is a paucity of data on which modality provides more durable and effective outcomes...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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