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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644049/the-standard-treatment-protocol-for-paracetamol-poisoning-may-be-inadequate-following-overdose-with-modified-release-formulation-a-pharmacokinetic-and-clinical-analysis-of-53-cases
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Heléne Salmonson, Gunilla Sjöberg, Jacob Brogren
OBJECTIVE: The use of the standard procedure for managing overdoses with immediate release (IR) paracetamol is questionable when applied to overdoses with modified release (MR) formulations. This study describes the pharmacokinetics of paracetamol and the clinical outcomes following overdoses with a MR formulation. METHODS: Medical records including laboratory analyses concerning overdoses of MR paracetamol from 2009 to 2015 were collected retrospectively. Inclusion criteria were ingestion of a toxic dose, known time of intake and documented measurements of serum paracetamol and liver function tests...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643484/international-organization-for-standardization-iso-15189
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REVIEW
Frank Schneider, Caroline Maurer, Richard C Friedberg
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) offers a suite of laboratory accreditation programs, including one specific to accreditation to the international organization for standardization (ISO) 15189 standard for quality management specific to medical laboratories. CAP leaders offer an overview of ISO 15189 including its components, internal audits, occurrence management, document control, and risk management. The authors provide a comparison of its own ISO 15189 program, CAP 15189, to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program...
September 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642988/development-of-pulmonary-hypertension-during-treatment-with-diazoxide-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Matthew R Timlin, Alexander B Black, Heather M Delaney, Renée I Matos, Candace S Percival
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is the most common cause of persistent hypoglycemia in infancy. The mainstay of medical management for CHI is diazoxide. Diazoxide inhibits insulin release from the pancreas, but also causes smooth muscle relaxation and fluid retention so it is typically given with chlorothiazide. In July 2015, the FDA issued a drug safety communication warning that pulmonary hypertension (PH) had been reported in 11 infants being treated with diazoxide and that the PH resolved with withdrawal of diazoxide...
June 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639053/managing-the-genomic-revolution-in-cancer-diagnostics
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Doreen Nguyen, Christopher D Gocke
Molecular tumor profiling is now a routine part of patient care, revealing targetable genomic alterations and molecularly distinct tumor subtypes with therapeutic and prognostic implications. The widespread adoption of next-generation sequencing technologies has greatly facilitated clinical implementation of genomic data and opened the door for high-throughput multigene-targeted sequencing. Herein, we discuss the variability of cancer genetic profiling currently offered by clinical laboratories, the challenges of applying rapidly evolving medical knowledge to individual patients, and the need for more standardized population-based molecular profiling...
June 21, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636411/asthma-and-influenza-vaccination-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-matched-case-control-study-in-spain
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María Morales Suárez-Varela, Agustin Llopis, Estrella Fernandez-Fabrellas, Francisco Sanz, M Jose Perez-Lozano, Vicente Martin, Jenaro Astray, Jesús Castilla, Mikel Egurrola, Luis Force, Diana Toledo, Àngela Domínguez
OBJECTIVES: Influenza infection is an exacerbating factor for asthma, and its prevention is critical in managing asthmatic patients. We investigated the effect of influenza vaccination on asthmatic and non-asthmatic patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza in Spain. METHODS: We made a matched case-control study to assess the frequency of hospitalization for influenza in people aged ≥65 years. Hospitalized patients with unplanned hospital admissions were recruited from 20 hospitals representing seven Spanish regions...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636092/impact-of-diagnosis-of-von-willebrand-disease-on-patient-outcomes-analysis-of-medical-insurance-claims-data
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R F Sidonio, K M Haley, D Fallaize
The inherited bleeding disorder von Willebrand disease (VWD) is challenging to diagnose owing to disease heterogeneity, lack of a definitive laboratory test and variations in diagnostic criteria. We evaluated the impact of diagnosis and diagnostic delay on patient outcomes. The PharMetrics Plus Database was interrogated for medical claims for VWD (ICD-9 286.4) and bleeding events between 1 January 2006 and 30 June 2015. Longitudinal analysis was performed of patients newly diagnosed with VWD (≥9 months' continuous enrolment before first VWD claim) through 24 months following diagnosis...
June 21, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633697/capacity-strengthening-through-pre-migration-tuberculosis-screening-programmes-irhwg-experiences
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P Douglas, D L Posey, D Zenner, J Robson, I Abubakar, G Giovinazzo
Effective tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care for migrants requires population health-based approaches that treat the relationship between migration and health as a progressive, interactive process influenced by many variables and addressed as far upstream in the process as possible. By including capacity building in source countries, pre-migration medical screening has the potential to become an integral component of public health promotion, as well as infection and disease prevention, in migrant-receiving nations, while simultaneously increasing capabilities in countries of origin...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632968/perspective-on-precision-medicine-in-oncology
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Tali M Johnson
The topic of precision medicine is increasingly more prevalent in the general medical literature with oncology research leading the way. Many factors, such as, availability of targeted drugs, advances in laboratory science, and improved information systems, converged to make precision medicine research possible on a large scale at the National Cancer Institute. The resultant big data will spur new kinds of research in the decades to come, but until then, all clinicians are challenged to make sense of an overabundance of information when managing individual patients...
June 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632578/acute-abdominal-pain-recognition-and-management-of-constipation-in-the-emergency-department
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Stefania Norbedo, Giulia Bassanese, Francesca Barbieri, Egidio Barbi
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of the study was to investigate the incidence and the clinically relevant features of functional constipation in patients evaluated for acute abdominal pain in a tertiary care pediatric emergency department. METHODS: This is a retrospective study. We analyzed 4394 medical records and recorded the information (demographics, triage code, symptoms, medical history, physical evaluation, laboratory tests, radiological studies, procedures, and treatments) of all patients admitted for acute abdominal pain to the emergency department of the IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, during 2010 to 2013...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631236/use-of-ctx-i-and-pinp-as-bone-turnover-markers-national-bone-health-alliance-recommendations-to-standardize-sample-handling-and-patient-preparation-to-reduce-pre-analytical-variability
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P Szulc, K Naylor, N R Hoyle, R Eastell, E T Leary
N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen are the reference standards for bone turnover markers for monitoring osteoporosis treatment. We provide recommendations for standardized sample handling and encompassing aspects of preanalytical variability to improve the reproductibility of their measurements, their reliability, and clinical interpretation. The International Osteoporosis Foundation and International Federation of Clinical Chemistry bone turnover marker standards working group have identified N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen (PINP) and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-I) in the blood to be the international reference standards for bone turnover markers for the prediction of fracture risk and monitoring of osteoporosis treatment...
June 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627178/turning-the-page-advancing-paper-based-microfluidics-for-broad-diagnostic-application
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Max M Gong, David Sinton
Infectious diseases are a major global health issue. Diagnosis is a critical first step in effectively managing their spread. Paper-based microfluidic diagnostics first emerged in 2007 as a low-cost alternative to conventional laboratory testing, with the goal of improving accessibility to medical diagnostics in developing countries. In this review, we examine the advances in paper-based microfluidic diagnostics for medical diagnosis in the context of global health from 2007 to 2016. The theory of fluid transport in paper is first presented...
June 19, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626312/bacterial-contamination-in-physical-therapy-departments-in-the-state-of-kuwait
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Sameera H Aljadi, Mashael Al-Shemmari, Jumana Al-Ramzi, Shoug Al-Abdullatif, Zahraa Hajeyah, Laila Jamal, Sara Al-Bahar
[Purpose] Interferential therapy and electrical stimulation are electrophysical modalities commonly used in physical therapy departments to treat patients with musculoskeletal problems. These machines are applied directly to the patient's skin via a medium or electrodes, which can facilitate the transmission of microorganisms from one patient to another. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of microorganism contamination in the machines sponges at physical therapy departments in Kuwait hospitals...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620350/considerations-for-experimental-animal-models-of-concussion-traumatic-brain-injury-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-these-matters-matter
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REVIEW
Mark W Wojnarowicz, Andrew M Fisher, Olga Minaeva, Lee E Goldstein
Animal models of concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are widely available and routinely deployed in laboratories around the world. Effective animal modeling requires careful consideration of four basic principles. First, animal model use must be guided by clarity of definitions regarding the human disease or condition being modeled. Concussion, TBI, and CTE represent distinct clinical entities that require clear differentiation: concussion is a neurological syndrome, TBI is a neurological event, and CTE is a neurological disease...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614581/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-characterization-of-north-american-patients-with-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-and-x-linked-protoporphyria
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Manisha Balwani, Hetanshi Naik, Karl E Anderson, D Montgomery Bissell, Joseph Bloomer, Herbert L Bonkovsky, John D Phillips, Jessica R Overbey, Bruce Wang, Ashwani K Singal, Lawrence U Liu, Robert J Desnick
Importance: Autosomal recessive erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) and X-linked protoporphyria (XLP) are rare photodermatoses presenting with variable degrees of painful phototoxicity that markedly affects quality of life. The clinical variability, determinants of severity, and genotype/phenotype correlations of these diseases are not well characterized. Objective: To describe the baseline clinical characteristics, genotypes, and determinants of disease severity in a large patient cohort with EPP or XLP...
June 14, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610942/evaluation-of-a-pharmacist-managed-electrolyte-protocol-in-outpatients-on-antiarrhythmic-medications
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Victor P Long Iii, Cynthia A Carnes, Jonathan Vecchiet, Mahmoud Houmsse, Andrea Hirsch, Melissa J Snider
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist-managed treatment protocol in achieving and maintaining serum potassium level ([K(+)]) in the desired range. SETTING: Antiarrhythmic Medications Clinic, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, from 2009 to 2013. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Patients are referred for antiarrhythmic monitoring at this pharmacist-run, electrophysiologist-supervised clinic. Each visit includes medication reconciliation for drug interaction identification, patient interview for potential adverse effects or arrhythmia symptoms, patient education, and drug therapy monitoring through ordering and review of objective testing...
June 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608636/aetiology-and-outcome-of-massive-transfusion-in-two-large-london-teaching-hospitals-over-a-3-year-period-2012-2014
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L Green, J Tan, C Grist, M Kaur, P MacCallum
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine: (i) the incidence of massive transfusion (MT) (defined as transfusion of ≥5 red-blood-cell (RBC) units within 4 h, and/or ≥10 RBC units within 24 h of bleeding) over a 3-year period; (ii) the cause, and mortality rate of patients who received MT (from any cause); and (iii) the risk factors for death. BACKGROUND: MT can occur in different clinical settings, yet little is known about its epidemiology/clinical outcomes...
June 13, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602101/expert-panel-on-practice-patterns-in-the-management-of-cow-s-milk-protein-allergy-and-associated-economic-burden-of-disease-on-health-service-in-turkey
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Bulent Enis Sekerel, Oznur Seyhun
AIMS: To evaluate practice patterns in the management of cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) and associated economic burden of disease on health service in Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was based on experts' views on the practice patterns in management of CMPA manifesting with either proctocolitis or eczema symptoms and, thereby, aimed to estimate economic burden of CMPA. Practice patterns were determined via patient flow charts developed by experts using the modified Delphi method for CMPA presented with proctocolitis and eczema...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598799/clinical-outcomes-of-an-inpatient-pediatric-obesity-treatment-program-in-the-usa
#18
Sharonda J Alston Taylor, Kimberly Rennie, Cindy Jon
Background When treating recalcitrant and severe childhood obesity, pharmaceutical options are limited and few patients qualify for bariatric surgery. A prolonged inpatient program serves as an alternative treatment. The purpose of this project was to describe the development of a medically supervised inpatient weight management program and evaluate its effectiveness. Methods This is a retrospective chart review of 18 patients [4-18 years, mean body mass index (BMI) 50.2 kg/m2] admitted to an inpatient pediatric weight management program from October 2011 through December 31, 2012 to evaluate the biometric, laboratory, sleep and behavioral changes that occurred from admission to discharge from the program...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595685/implementing-psychopharmacology-rounds-in-a-nursing-facility-to-improve-antipsychotic-usage
#19
Evan Sasson, Marian James, Berhane Wubshet, Darko Todorov, Henry Cohen
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate whether implementing of pharmacy-led psychopharmacology rounds in a nursing facility will improve the rate of antipsychotic use. DESIGN: Single-center, prospective; medication use evaluation (MUE). SETTING: Rutland Nursing Home, Brooklyn, New York. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing facility residents, excluding the pediatric unit. INTERVENTIONS: Weekly interdisciplinary psychopharmacology rounds that include: clinical pharmacists, nurse managers, medical director, social workers, and administration...
June 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595648/investigation-and-management-of-osteoporosis-in-aged-trauma-patients-a-treatment-algorithm-adapted-to-the-german-guidelines-for-osteoporosis
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Carl Neuerburg, Lena Mittlmeier, Ralf Schmidmaier, Christian Kammerlander, Wolfgang Böcker, Wolf Mutschler, Ulla Stumpf
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis-associated fractures are of increasing importance in trauma surgery. Systematic diagnostics and treatment of osteoporosis during a hospital stay, however, remain inadequate. Therefore, a specific algorithm for diagnosing and treating osteoporosis in trauma surgery patients was developed based on the DVO (German Osteology Society) guideline for osteoporosis from 2014. METHODS: In a first step, the individuals' age and risk profile for osteoporosis is identified considering specific fractures indicating osteoporosis and risk factors assessed by a specific questionnaire...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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