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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238578/bone-eating-kidney-disease
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Abhilash Koratala, Muhannad Leghrouz, Amir Kazory
In the current era of early detection of chronic kidney disease and efficient therapeutic options for management of its complications, skeletal manifestations of renal hyperparathyroidism are increasingly rare. A 31-year-old female patient presented for evaluation of severe pain in the left forearm, right hand, right knee, right hip, and lower back following a fall sustained 3 days prior to presentation. She had a history of end-stage renal disease and received maintenance hemodialysis. Review of the medical records revealed that she had poor compliance with her diet, medications, and dialysis treatments...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238515/role-of-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-the-treatment-of-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-an-experience
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Shaikh Ahmed Muntajib Wassay, Farhan Javed Dar, Asem K Saleh, Ibrahim Mansoor
Hypertriglyceridemia of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes mellitus are highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is a rare but well known cause of acute pancreatitis. In treatment pancreatic rest, lifestyle changes, and lipid-lowering medications are essential, but the response is slow. Recently the role of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has been stressed for fast and effective management in addition to insulin and heparin infusion. TPE for hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis resulted in drastic improvements in clinical and laboratory findings and patient outcomes as suggested in our cases...
December 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238220/effect-of-statins-on-breast-cancer-recurrence-and-mortality-a-review
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Renae D Van Wyhe, Omar M Rahal, Wendy A Woodward
Statins, or 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, are medications that have been used for decades to lower cholesterol and to prevent or treat cardiovascular diseases. Since their approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in the 1980s, other potential uses for statins have been speculated on and explored. Basic science and clinical research suggest that statins are also effective in the management of breast cancer. Specifically, in various breast cancer cell lines, statins increase apoptosis and radiosensitivity, inhibit proliferation and invasion, and decrease the metastatic dissemination of tumors...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233228/disease-and-non-battle-traumatic-injuries-evaluated-by-emergency-physicians-in-a-us-tertiary-combat-hospital
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Col S Vikhyat S Bebarta, Alejandra G Mora, Capt Patrick C Ng, Phillip E Mason, Andrew Muck, Maj Joseph K Maddry
Introduction Analysis of injuries during military operations has focused on those related to combat. Non-combat complaints have received less attention, despite the need for many troops to be evacuated for non-battle illnesses in Iraq. This study aims to further characterize the disease and non-battle injuries (DNBIs) seen at a tertiary combat hospital and to describe the types of procedures and medications used in the management of these cases. METHODS: In this observational study, patients were enrolled from a convenience sample with non-combat-related diseases and injuries who were evaluated in the emergency department (ED) of a US military tertiary hospital in Iraq from 2007-2008...
December 13, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232283/levocarnitine-for-the-treatment-of-valproic-acid-induced-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-in-children-the-experience-of-large-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospital-and-a-poison-center
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Miguel Glatstein, Pedro Bonifacio Rino, Silvina de Pinho, Dennis Scolnik, Dikla Pivko-Levi, Christopher Hoyte
BACKGROUND: Although rare, symptomatic hyperammonemia is sometimes associated with valproic acid (VPA), especially in children. L-carnitine (levocarnitine), sometimes classified as an essential amino acid, is vital to mitochondrial utilization of fatty acids and can be helpful in treating this condition. The data supporting this, however, are limited. STUDY QUESTION: The aim of the study was to illustrate the role of L-carnitine in the treatment of patients with VPA-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VPE) at 2 different institutions...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232179/adenotonsillectomy-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-children-with-complex-chronic-conditions
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Reshma Amin, Theresa Holler, Indra Narang, Sharon L Cushing, Evan J Propst, Suhail Al-Saleh
Objective To estimate the prevalence of persistent obstructive sleep apnea postadenotonsillectomy in children with complex chronic conditions. Study Design A retrospective cohort study. Setting The Hospital for Sick Children Sleep laboratory. Subjects Children ≤18 years of age who had moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and had polysomnography pre- and postadenotonsillectomy. Methods Medical and polysomnographic data were reviewed. The prevalence of persistent obstructive sleep apnea postadenotonsillectomy was determined for the following groups: no complex chronic conditions, single-system complex chronic conditions, and multisystem complex chronic conditions...
December 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230336/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-liver-cancer
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Daniel Gams Massi, Japhari Nyassinde, Ngor Side Diagne, Ramy Abdennaji, Kamadore Toure, Moustapha Ndiaye, Amadou Gallo Diop, Mouhamadou Mansour Ndiaye
Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a medical emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment to reduce pain, to preserve neurological functioning, and to prolong survival. The diagnosis of liver cancer is often neglected in the differential diagnosis of MSCC. Treatment is usually palliative and evolution is often fatal. This is a case report of a 28-year-old patient living in Mauritania hospitalized in November 2014 at the neurology department of Fann national teaching hospital in Dakar, for the management of a chronic dorsal spinal cord compression...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230299/predictors-of-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-diabetic-ketoacidosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-minority-population
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Kanthi Rekha Badipatla, Preeti Jadhav, Sushma Vaddigiri, Bharat Bajantri, Amandeep Singh, Chaitanya Chandrala, Vijay S Are, Suresh Kumar Nayudu
Background: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common acute complication of diabetes mellitus requiring aggressive medical management. We attempted to study the incidence and various clinical and laboratory variables associated with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (AGIB) and acute upper AGIB (AUGIB) in patients with DKA. Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all the patients admitted to our hospital with DKA between January 2010 and December 2015. We collected demographic, clinical, laboratory, endoscopy and hospitalization details using an electronic medical-record database...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228515/aging-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-european-hems-pilots-an-assessment-of-occupational-old-age-limits-as-a-regulatory-risk-management-strategy
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Hans Bauer, Dennis Nowak, Britta Herbig
Old-age limits are imposed in some occupations in an effort to ensure public safety. In aviation, the "Age 60 Rule" limits permissible flight operations conducted by pilots aged 60 and over. Using a retrospective cohort design, we assessed this rule's validity by comparing age-related change rates of cardiometabolic incapacitation risk markers in European helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) pilots near age 60 with those in younger pilots. Specifically, individual clinical, laboratory, and electrocardiogram (ECG)-based risk markers and an overall cardiovascular event risk score were determined from aeromedical examination records of 66 German, Austrian, Polish, and Czech HEMS pilots (average follow-up 8...
December 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228048/trends-in-the-management-levels-of-metabolic-risk-factors-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-1998-2014
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Sukyung Cho, Haeun Jang, Kyong Park
The present study examined the temporal trends in the management of blood pressure, glucose, and lipid levels among middle-aged and elderly patients with type 2 diabetes using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1998-2014). A total of 3,689 patients with diabetes were included and divided into middle-aged (30-64 years old) and elderly (≥65 years old) groups. Demographic and lifestyle data were obtained using a self-reported questionnaire, and trained medical staff obtained fasting blood samples and blood pressure data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226894/identifying-undiagnosed-or-undertreated-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-from-the-laboratory-records-of-a-tertiary-medical-center
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Cem Haymana, Hamza Berlik, Yalçın Güneş, Orhan Enes Tunçez, Cihat Aytekin, Zafer Tapıkara, Hüseyin Güzel, Özlem Öztürk, Cem Barçın, Taner Özgürtaş, Ömer Azal, Alper Sönmez
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a life-threatening genetic disease associated with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and premature coronary heart disease that is undiagnosed and undertreated around the world. This study aimed to examine the demographic characteristics, awareness, and treatment adherence of undiagnosed or undertreated FH patients based on laboratory records. METHODS: In a 16-month retrospective survey using laboratory records, patients with elevated LDL-C (>250 mg/dL) were identified (n=395)...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225987/daptomycin-induced-acute-eosinophilic-pneumonia-late-onset-and-quick-recovery
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Mohamad Rachid, Khansa Ahmad, Meghan Saunders-Kurban, Aelia Fatima, Aditya Shah, Anas Nahhas
Background: Daptomycin is a cyclic lipopeptide antibiotic that provides great coverage for gram positive cocci. From the early years of daptomycin use, concerns were raised regarding the pulmonary side effects of daptomycin and potential development of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) secondary to daptomycin therapy. Discussion: AEP could be idiopathic or induced by drugs or toxins. It is a distinct entity from atopic diseases and autoimmune, parasitic, or fungal infections that can also cause pulmonary eosinophilia...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225254/observational-study-of-infective-endocarditis-at-a-community-based-hospital-dominance-of-elderly-patients-with-comorbidity
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Tomoo Nagai, Yoshiyuki Takase, Akira Hamabe, Hirotsugu Tabata
Objective The purpose of this study was to present the recent clinical profiles and the real-world management of infective endocarditis (IE). Methods All medical records of patients with IE were reviewed retrospectively for their clinical data, including clinical presentation, laboratory results, blood cultures, echocardiographic findings, treatments and complications. Using the clinical data collected, we calculated the EuroSCORE II, the European risk score for adult cardiac surgery, the Charlson Comorbidity Index as a surrogate of comordibity, and the Katz Index as a surrogate of frailty...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224570/mapping-the-evidence-on-pharmacological-interventions-for-non-affective-psychosis-in-humanitarian-non-specialised-settings-a-unhcr-clinical-guidance
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Giovanni Ostuzzi, Corrado Barbui, Charlotte Hanlon, Sudipto Chatterjee, Julian Eaton, Lynne Jones, Derrick Silove, Peter Ventevogel
BACKGROUND: Populations exposed to humanitarian emergencies are particularly vulnerable to mental health problems, including new onset, relapse and deterioration of psychotic disorders. Inadequate care for this group may lead to human rights abuses and even premature death. The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG), and its adaptation for humanitarian settings (mhGAP-HIG), provides guidance for management of mental health conditions by non-specialised healthcare professionals...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217503/impact-of-an-electronic-health-record-integrated-personal-health-record-on-patient-participation-in-health-care-development-and-randomized-controlled-trial-of-myhealthkeeper
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Borim Ryu, Nari Kim, Eunyoung Heo, Sooyoung Yoo, Keehyuck Lee, Hee Hwang, Jeong-Whun Kim, Yoojung Kim, Joongseek Lee, Se Young Jung
BACKGROUND: Personal health record (PHR)-based health care management systems can improve patient engagement and data-driven medical diagnosis in a clinical setting. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was (1) to demonstrate the development of an electronic health record (EHR)-tethered PHR app named MyHealthKeeper, which can retrieve data from a wearable device and deliver these data to a hospital EHR system, and (2) to study the effectiveness of a PHR data-driven clinical intervention with clinical trial results...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217372/acute-peritoneal-dialysis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-an-8-year-experience-of-a-referral-hospital
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Aslihan Kara, Metin Kaya Gurgoze, Mustafa Aydin, Erdal Taskin, Unal Bakal, Aysen Orman
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to evaluate the indications, complications and outcomes of acute peritoneal dialysis (APD) in neonates at a referral university hospital during the previous 8 years. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included a total of 52 newborn infants who underwent APD in a neonatal intensive care unit between January 2008 and March 2016. Demographic, clinical, laboratory and microbiological data were extracted from patients' medical files...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215655/observed-frequency-and-challenges-of-variant-reclassification-in-a-hereditary-cancer-clinic
#17
Sarah Macklin, Nisha Durand, Paldeep Atwal, Stephanie Hines
PurposeEfforts have been made by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the Association for Molecular Pathology to make variant classification more uniform, but many limitations remain. Reclassification of a variant of uncertain significance (VUS) is expected, but other more certain calls, like pathogenic or benign, can also be reclassified once additional information is gathered. Variant reclassification can create difficult circumstances for both patients and clinicians.MethodsRetrospective review of all variant reclassifications in genes associated with hereditary cancer syndromes at one clinic between September 2013 and February 2017 was completed...
December 7, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214621/sandfly-fever-in-afghanistan-a-sometimes-overlooked-disease-of-military-importance-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
John W Downs, Daniel T Flood, Nicholas H Orr, Jason A Constantineau, James W Caviness
Sandfly fever, sometimes known as pappataci fever or Phlebotomus fever, is a vector transmitted viral illness with a history of affecting naïve military formations that travel through or fight in areas in which the infection is endemic. We present a series of 4 hospitalized cases of sandfly fever (2 presumptive, 2 laboratory confirmed) that were admitted to a Role 3 hospital in Afghanistan for evaluation and treatment following medical evacuation from a forward area for marked fevers and malaise. Laboratory evaluation of these cases was significant for leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, consistent with historical descriptions of sandfly fever...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211204/pragmatic-criteria-of-the-definition-of-neonatal-near-miss-a-comparative-study
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Pauline Lorena Kale, Maria Helena Prado de Mello Jorge, Ruy Laurenti, Sandra Costa Fonseca, Kátia Silveira da Silva
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to test the validity of the pragmatic criteria of the definitions of neonatal near miss, extending them throughout the infant period, and to estimate the indicators of perinatal care in public maternity hospitals. METHODS: A cohort of live births from six maternity hospitals in the municipalities of São Paulo, Niterói, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was carried out in 2011. We carried out interviews and checked prenatal cards and medical records...
December 4, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208883/tumor-lysis-syndrome-and-hyperleukocytosis-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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R Tasmeen, A Islam, S T Alam, M Begum
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common (77%) childhood leukemia and also the most common neoplastic disease in children. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia initially present with hyperleukocytosis (WBC count more than 50,000/mm³) in twenty percent cases. These children are particularly at risk of development of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS). Tumor lysis syndrome is a metabolic disorder consists of hyperuricaemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphataemia, hypocalcaemia with or without renal insufficiency. It is the most common disease related emergency encountered by physicians caring for cancer of children and adult...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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