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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526721/health-care-resource-utilization-and-associated-costs-among-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab-intuition-study
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Grant A McArthur, Peter Mohr, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Ana Arance, Ana Banos Hernaez, Peter Kaskel, Michael Weichenthal, Reshma Shinde, Kendall Stevinson
BACKGROUND: There are limited real-world data on health care resource utilization (HCRU) among advanced melanoma patients. The objective of this study was to describe HCRU and health care costs associated with the management of advanced melanoma patients receiving ipilimumab. METHODS: This retrospective multinational, observational study included advanced melanoma patients from Australia, Germany, Italy, and Spain who had received at least 1 dose of ipilimumab. Data extracted from medical charts included inpatient admissions, outpatient visits, surgical procedures, laboratory investigations, radiation therapy, imaging studies, and concomitant medications...
May 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524831/a-case-series-of-liver-abscess-formation-after-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatic-tumors
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Wei Sun, Fei Xu, Xiao Li, Chen-Rui Li
BACKGROUND: Liver abscess is a serious complication following transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). Much attention has been paid to this condition as it may interfere with the treatment process and result in a poor prognosis of the patient. This study aimed to analyze the causes of liver abscess, a complication, after TACE for hepatic tumors and to summarize management approaches. METHODS: From June 2012 to June 2014, of 1480 consecutive patients who underwent TACE at our hospital, five patients developed liver abscess after TACE procedures for hepatic tumors...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513524/ureterolithiasis-management-in-an-environment-with-limited-facilities
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C A Odoemene, Pcn Okere, M C Ugonabo
BACKGROUND: In the past 2-3 decades, there has been a dramatic development in the techniques of stone removal. This study highlights the management of symptomatic ureteral stones in an environment without such facilities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine patients, comprising 53 (76.8%) males and 16 (23.2%) females, diagnosed of symptomatic ureteric calculi within the study period in two tertiary health institutions were included in the study. Thorough history taking and physical examinations were performed...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512017/a-case-of-autoimmune-severe-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-type-3-like
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Chakri Gavva, Prapti Patel, Yu-Min Shen, Eugene Frenkel, Ravi Sarode
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common congenital bleeding disorder and is due to quantitative or qualitative defects of von Willebrand factor (VWF). Acquired defects of VWF, termed acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS), are due to a host of different mechanisms. Autoantibody-mediated AVWS may be associated with lymphoproliferative or immunological disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A large majority of AVWS cases are type 1 or type 2A-like and patients tend to have a mild to moderate bleeding tendency...
April 27, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507734/adverse-effect-profile-comparison-of-pain-regimens-with-and-without-intravenous-acetaminophen-in-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-patients
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Alyssa Gallipani, A Scott Mathis, Hoytin Lee Ghin, Germin Fahim
BACKGROUND: The use of adjunct, non-opioid agents is integral for pain control following total hip and knee arthroplasty. Literature comparing safety profiles of intravenous acetaminophen versus opioids is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in frequency and type of adverse effects between intravenous acetaminophen-treated and non-intravenous acetaminophen-treated patients. Primary safety endpoints included any adverse effect noted in the electronic medical record post-surgically...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506781/implementation-of-quality-management-for-clinical-bacteriology-in-low-resource-settings
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REVIEW
Barbara Barbé, Cedric P Yansouni, Dissou Affolabi, Jan Jacobs
BACKGROUND: The declining trend of malaria and the recent prioritization of containment of antimicrobial resistance have created a momentum to implement clinical bacteriology in low-resource settings (LRS). Successful implementation relies on guidance by a quality management system (QMS). Over the past decade, international initiatives were launched towards implementation of QMS in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. AIMS: To describe the progress towards accreditation of medical laboratories and to identify the challenges and "Best practices" for implementation of QMS in clinical bacteriology in LRS...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496528/long-term-study-of-children-with-rome-iii-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-managed-symptomatically-in-a-biopsychosocial-model
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Shailender Madani, Suchi Parikh, Rohit S Madani, Amornluck Krasaelap
BACKGROUND: Our study evaluated progression of and identified potential factors contributing to outcomes of ROME III defined-functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children treated symptomatically in a biopsychosocial model of care with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of pediatric patients who were diagnosed with ROME III defined-FGIDs including functional abdominal pain, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal migraine...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495951/biochemical-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-the-laboratories-of-deployed-medical-treatment-facilities-are-multistix-10-sg-strip-and-istat-useful
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Bertrand Lefrere, J Plantamura, C Renard, F Ceppa, H Delacour
INTRODUCTION: During military deployment, the diagnosis and the management of acute bacterial meningitis can be problematic, as deployed Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) often have a limited laboratory diagnostic capability. However, French Role 2 and 3 MTFs have point-of-care (POC) testing to perform urinary (Multistix 10 SG strip) and blood (iSTAT handheld analyser) biochemical testing mentioned in AMedP8.5. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of this urine test strip and of the iSTAT CHEM8 and CG4 cartridges with a standard hospital bench top analyser in order to determine if these POC devices have a potential role in the biochemical analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF protein, CSF glucose and CSF lactate, respectively)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495072/reprint-of-application-of-next-generation-sequencing-in-clinical-microbiology-and-infection-prevention
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Ruud H Deurenberg, Erik Bathoorn, Monika A Chlebowicz, Natacha Couto, Mithila Ferdous, Silvia García-Cobos, Anna M D Kooistra-Smid, Erwin C Raangs, Sigrid Rosema, Alida C M Veloo, Kai Zhou, Alexander W Friedrich, John W A Rossen
Current molecular diagnostics of human pathogens provide limited information that is often not sufficient for outbreak and transmission investigation. Next generation sequencing (NGS) determines the DNA sequence of a complete bacterial genome in a single sequence run, and from these data, information on resistance and virulence, as well as information for typing is obtained, useful for outbreak investigation. The obtained genome data can be further used for the development of an outbreak-specific screening test...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491878/a-case-of-severe-neutropenia-from-short-term-exposure-to-moxifloxacin
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Weihan Chen, Peter Noel Van Buren
Moxifloxacin is commonly prescribed in the inpatient and outpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia and other common infections. We report a case of a 76-year-old man who developed severe neutropenia after several days of treatment for community-acquired pneumonia. The patient had a history of alcohol abuse; however, there were no other offending medications prescribed, and a thorough laboratory workup for other possible causes of neutropenia was negative. The patient's neutrophils and white blood count responded quickly to cessation of fluoroquinolones...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491339/the-clinical-epidemiology-and-30-day-outcomes-of-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Frank Xavier Scheuermeyer, Eric Grafstein, Brian Rowe, Jay Cheyne, Brian Grunau, Aaron Bradford, Adeera Levin
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased mortality and dialysis in hospitalized patients but has been little explored in the emergency department (ED) setting. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the risk factors, prevalence, management, and outcomes in the ED population, and to identify the proportion of AKI patients who were discharged home with no renal-specific follow-up. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study using administrative and laboratory databases...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490924/improving-molecular-testing-and-personalized-medicine-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-ontario
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C Lim, H S Sekhon, J C Cutz, D M Hwang, S Kamel-Reid, R F Carter, G da Cunha Santos, T Waddell, M Binnie, M Patel, N Paul, T Chung, A Brade, R El-Maraghi, C Sit, M S Tsao, N B Leighl
BACKGROUND: Although molecular testing has become standard in managing advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (nsclc), most patients undergo minimally invasive procedures, and the diagnostic tumour specimens available for testing are usually limited. A knowledge translation initiative to educate diagnostic specialists about sampling techniques and laboratory processes was undertaken to improve the uptake and application of molecular testing in advanced lung cancer. METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel of physician experts including pathologists, respirologists, interventional thoracic radiologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists developed a specialty-specific education program, adapting international clinical guidelines to the local Ontario context...
April 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487450/pulmonary-malt-lymphoma-in-patients-with-sjogren-s-syndrome
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Ralph Yachoui, Chady Leon, Kajal Sitwala, Mazen Kreidy
To describe clinical features and outcomes of seven patients with pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma in the setting of underlying primary Sjogren's syndrome from a single center, we reviewed medical records of consecutive patients with pulmonary MALT lymphoma evaluated at our facility from January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2015 for clinical features, laboratory, pathologic and radiographic findings, management, and outcomes. Out of 13 patients with pulmonary MALT lymphoma, 7 (54 %) met the criteria for Sjogren's syndrome...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484900/diagnostic-delay-of-primary-immunodeficiencies-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-peru-brief-report
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Liz E Veramendi-Espinoza, Jessica H Zafra-Tanaka, Gabriela A Pérez-Casquino, Wilmer O Córdova-Calderón
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic delay in pediatric patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PID) at a tertiary care hospital in Peru. METHODS: A descriptive study was carried out in which patients from a third-level referral center in Peru were included. Those without a specific diagnosis of PID were excluded. Data was collected by reviewing the medical records and interviewing patients' family members. RESULTS: A total of 45 patients with a mean of 7...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483541/clinical-spectrum-and-therapeutic-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-a-study-of-103-episodes-in-89-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Pierre-Edouard Gavand, Ilaria Serio, Laurent Arnaud, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Julien Carvelli, Antoine Dossier, Olivier Hinschberger, Luc Mouthon, Véronique Le Guern, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Vincent Poindron, Clément Gourguechon, Christian Lavigne, François Maurier, Guylaine Labro, Marie Heymonet, Matthieu Artifoni, Amélie Brabant Viau, Cristophe Deligny, Thomas Sene, Louis Terriou, Jean Sibilia, Alexis Mathian, Coralie Bloch-Queyrat, Claire Larroche, Zahir Amoura, Thierry Martin
OBJECTIVES: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome that can occur during systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Data on MAS in adult SLE patients are very limited. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatments, and outcomes of a large series of SLE-associated MAS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study that included 103 episodes of MAS in 89 adult patients with SLE...
May 5, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482929/ivermectin-induced-steven-johnsons-syndrome-case-report
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Desmond Aroke, Diego Nitcheu Tchouakam, Alexis Tazinya Awungia, Sylvester Yari Mapoh, Stewart Ndutard Ngassa, Benjamin Momo Kadia
BACKGROUND: Stevens-Johnson syndrome is one of the manifestations of mucocutaneous adverse drug reactions. Although antimicrobials are responsible for greater than 50% of these adverse drug reactions, there is no documented case implicating ivermectin as the culprit. A 38 year old adult Cameroonian male presented to our health facility with facial rash, painful oral sores, black eschars on lips and red tearing eyes 3 days following ingestion of ivermectin received during a nationwide anti-filarial campaign...
May 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482390/-clinical-analysis-of-11-children-with-pancreatic-cystic-fibrosis
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G L Wang, C N Zhao, J Zhou, F H Yu, H Q Shen, J Zhang, S Y Zhao, X W Xu
Objective: To increase the recognition of pancreatic cystic fibrosis (PCF) in children and facilitate diagnosing and treatment of this rare entity. Method: This is a retrospective analysis of children who presented to Beijing Children's Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University from January 2010 to December 2015. We describe their clinical features, laboratory testing and management. Result: Eleven children were diagnosed with PCF by genetic testing or sweat chloride test during these 5 years, including 4 boys and 7 girls...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473405/initiation-patterns-of-statins-in-the-2%C3%A2-years-after-release-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-acc-aha-cholesterol-management-guideline-in-a-large-us-health-plan
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Temitope Olufade, Siting Zhou, Deborah Anzalone, David M Kern, Ozgur Tunceli, Mark J Cziraky, Vincent J Willey
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize changes in statin utilization patterns in patients newly initiated on therapy in the 2 years following the release of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) cholesterol management guideline in a large US health plan population. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective, observational study used administrative medical and pharmacy claims data to identify patients newly initiated on statin therapy over 4 quarters prior to and 8 quarters following the release of the guideline (average N/quarter=3596)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473191/anemia-in-diabetes-experience-of-a-single-treatment-center-in-kuwait
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Faisal Alsayegh, Mohammad Waheedi, Tania Bayoud, Asma Al Hubail, Faisal Al-Refaei, Prem Sharma
AIMS: Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder in Kuwait. Anemia is a known outcome of diabetes and its related complications. This study examined the prevalence of anemia in diabetic subjects in Kuwait as well as any association between the presence of anemia with Hemoglobin A1c and diabetes complications. METHODS: The study subjects were diabetic patients with complete records and two or more visits at Dasman Diabetes Institute. Patient's data included demographics, complications, medications and laboratory results...
May 1, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471818/spectrum-of-diagnosis-and-disposition-of-patients-referred-to-a-pediatric-orthopaedic-center-for-a-diagnosis-of-intoeing
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Shawne Faulks, Kaitlyn Brown, John G Birch
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic surgeons frequently evaluate otherwise healthy children for concern of intoed gait. Intoeing in otherwise healthy young children due to metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, and increased femoral anteversion do not typically require orthopaedic treatment. This study reviewed the actual diagnosis, management, and disposition of patients referred to a pediatric orthopaedic specialty hospital for a diagnosis of intoeing; the efficacy of an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) assessment program to screen and triage patients with a primary complaint of intoeing; and parental satisfaction with that program...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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