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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449471/one-year-and-long-term-mortality-in-patients-hospitalized-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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María-Teresa García-Sanz, Juan-Carlos Cánive-Gómez, Laura Senín-Rial, Jorge Aboal-Viñas, Alejandra Barreiro-García, Eva López-Val, Francisco-Javier González-Barcala
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Identifying potentially-modifiable predictors of mortality could help optimize COPD patient management. The aim of this study is to determine long-term mortality following hospitalization due to acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), as well as AECOPD mortality predictors. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of all patients admitted with AECOPD in the University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela in 2007 and 2008...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449379/naloxone-rescheduling-in-australia-processes-implementation-and-challenges-with-supply-of-naloxone-as-a-pharmacist-only-over-the-counter-medicine
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Angelo Pricolo, Suzanne Nielsen
ISSUES: Numerous studies and systematic reviews have concluded that naloxone for take-home use is an effective intervention to reduce overdose morbidity and mortality, with few side effects and no abuse potential. One barrier to supply is that naloxone has traditionally been a prescription medication. In May 2015, the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia announced the intention to down-schedule naloxone when used for the treatment of opioid overdose, enabling sale in pharmacies without a prescription...
April 27, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449321/a-review-of-associated-controversies-surrounding-glucocorticoid-use-in-veterinary-emergency-and-critical-care
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Maya A Aharon, Jennifer E Prittie, Kate Buriko
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature in human and veterinary medicine regarding the indications for, efficacy of, and controversies surrounding glucocorticoid (GC) administration in the emergency and critical care (ECC) setting, and to provide an overview of the most commonly used synthetic GC formulations. MEDICATIONS: Synthetic GCs vary in GC and mineralocorticoid potency, hypothalamic pituitary axis suppression, duration of action, route of administration, and clinical indication for use...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448593/benzodiazepines-z-drugs-and-the-risk-of-hip-fracture-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Karen Donnelly, Robert Bracchi, Jonathan Hewitt, Philip A Routledge, Ben Carter
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures in the older person lead to an increased risk of mortality, poorer quality of life and increased morbidity. Benzodiazepine (BNZ) use is associated with increased hip fracture rate, consequently Z-drugs are fast becoming the physician's hypnotic prescription of choice yet data on their use is limited. We compared the risk of hip fracture associated with Z-drugs and BNZ medications, respectively, and examined if this risk varied with longer-term use. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We carried out a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447966/the-prognostic-value-of-preoperative-pet-ct-evaluation-of-maximum-standardized-uptake-value-in-renal-cell-carcinomas
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Halil Komek, Serdar Altindag, Canan Can, Nursin Aguloglu, Hasan Morcali, Abidin Tuzun, Seyhmus Kavak
AIM: The use of positron emission tomography (PET/CT) in kidney tumors has increased greatly in recent years. There have been few studies on the effect of SUVmax values detected by PET/CT on the mortality and survival estimation in patients with kidney tumors. In this study, it is hoped to contribute to the literature of research on survival and mortality estimations of kidney tumour patients through an evaluation of SUVmax values measured with PET/CT scan. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review was made of the files of 21 patients newly-diagnosed with kidney tumor and with disease staging determined with PET/CT in the Nuclear medicine Department of Saglik Bilimleri University Diyarbakir Gazi Yasargil Training and Research Hospital between August 2007 and April 2012...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446599/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Marco Confalonieri, Francesco Salton, Francesco Fabiano
Since its first description, the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been acknowledged to be a major clinical problem in respiratory medicine. From July 2015 to July 2016 almost 300 indexed articles were published on ARDS. This review summarises only eight of them as an arbitrary overview of clinical relevance: definition and epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and treatment. A strict application of definition criteria is crucial, but the diverse resource-setting scenarios foster geographic variability and contrasting outcome data...
June 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428157/texting-and-mobile-phone-app-interventions-for-improving-adherence-to-preventive-behavior-in-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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Sherif M Badawy, Lisa M Kuhns
BACKGROUND: Many preventable behaviors contribute to adolescent mortality and morbidity. Non-adherence to preventive measures represents a challenge and has been associated with worse health outcomes in this population. The widespread use of electronic communication technologies by adolescents, particularly the use of text messaging (short message service, SMS) and mobile phones, presents new opportunities to intervene on risk and preventive risk behavior, but little is known about their efficacy...
April 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422777/population-based-epidemiology-of-sepsis-in-a-subdistrict-of-beijing
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Jianfang Zhou, Hongcheng Tian, Xueping Du, Xiuming Xi, Youzhong An, Meili Duan, Li Weng, Bin Du
OBJECTIVE: Information about the epidemiology of sepsis in community residents in China remains scarce and incomplete. The purpose of this study was to describe the occurrence rate and outcome of sepsis in Yuetan Subdistrict of Beijing and to estimate the occurrence rate of sepsis in China. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: All public hospitals serving residents in Yuetan Subdistrict, Beijing. PATIENTS: All patients (n = 1,716) meeting criteria for sepsis based on American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine consensus definition...
April 18, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421881/factors-pivotal-for-designing-of-nanoantimicrobials-an-exposition
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Bushra Jamil, Muhammad Imran
Understanding the interplay between bacterial pathogens and antimicrobials is a key to realize the control over infections causing morbidity and mortality. An important current issue of contemporary medicine and microbiology is the search for new strategies for adequate therapy of infectious diseases associated with rapidly emerging multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. Recently, a great deal of progress has been made in the field of nanobiotechnology towards the development of various nanoantimicrobials (NAMs) as novel therapeutic solution...
April 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416934/sepsis-and-septic-shock-current-treatment-strategies-and-new-approaches
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REVIEW
Gizem Polat, Rustem Anil Ugan, Elif Cadirci, Zekai Halici
Sepsis is a complex condition characterized by the simultaneous activation of inflammation and coagulation in response to microbial insult. These events manifest as systemic inflammatory response syndrome or sepsis symptoms through the release of proinflammatory cytokines, procoagulants, and adhesion molecules from immune cells and/or damaged endothelium. Today, sepsis is a severe multisystem disease with difficult treatments for its manifestations and high mortality rates. In the last two decades in particular, many studies have been conducted on sepsis that cause shock, multiorgan dysfunction, and organ failure by especially leading to hemodynamic changes...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412071/emergency-medicine-myths-cerebral-edema-in-pediatric-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-intravenous-fluids
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a disease associated with several complications that can be severe. One complication includes cerebral edema (CE), and patients may experience significant morbidity with this disease. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates the myths concerning CE in pediatric DKA including mechanism, presentation of edema, clinical assessment of dehydration, and association with intravenous (i.v.) fluids. DISCUSSION: Multiple complications may occur in pediatric DKA...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411290/prognosticating-with-the-hospitalized-patient-1-year-mortality-risk-score-using-information-abstracted-from-the-medical-record
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Genevieve Casey, Carl van Walraven
BACKGROUND: Predicting death risk in patients with diverse conditions is difficult. The Hospitalized-patient One-year Mortality Risk (HOMR) score accurately determines death risk in adults admitted to hospital using health administrative data unavailable to clinicians and most researchers. OBJECTIVE: Determine if HOMR is valid when calculated using data abstracted directly from the medical record. DESIGN: Medical record review linked to population-based administrative data...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403876/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-effectiveness-trials-aimed-at-optimising-prescribing-in-older-adults-in-care-homes
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Anna N Millar, Amrit Daffu-O'Reilly, Carmel M Hughes, David P Alldred, Garry Barton, Christine M Bond, James A Desborough, Phyo K Myint, Richard Holland, Fiona M Poland, David Wright
BACKGROUND: Prescribing medicines for older adults in care homes is known to be sub-optimal. Whilst trials testing interventions to optimise prescribing in this setting have been published, heterogeneity in outcome reporting has hindered comparison of interventions, thus limiting evidence synthesis. The aim of this study was to develop a core outcome set (COS), a list of outcomes which should be measured and reported, as a minimum, for all effectiveness trials involving optimising prescribing in care homes...
April 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402469/health-system-functionality-in-a-low-income-country-in-the-midst-of-conflict-the-case-of-yemen
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Naseeb Qirbi, Sharif A Ismail
Background:  Although the literature on effects of armed conflict on population health is extensive, detailed assessments of effects on public health 'systems' are few. This article aims to help address this deficit through the medium of a case study on Yemen, describing health system and health outcome performance prior to the internationalisation of the conflict there in March 2015, before assessing the impact of war on health system functionality since that time. Method : Review of peer- and non-peer reviewed literature from 2005 to 2016 from academic sources, multilateral organizations, donors and governmental and non-governmental organizations, augmented by secondary data analysis...
April 11, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398404/-homeopathic-drug-products-and-outpatient-clinics-are-they-deceiving-the-public
#15
Silvio Garattini
After more than two centuries since the inception of homeopathy, it can now be stated that active ingredients of homeopathic drug products are approaching zero. Homeopathy has never been shown to be effective, and several Cochrane reviews failed to provide evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy. In addition, according to the World Health Organization, when homeopathic medicine is used as an alternative to other effective treatments, it may cause harm resulting in increased mortality. On the basis of these considerations, it is of utmost importance that millions of Italian people taking homeopathic remedies be informed on the negative judgment by the scientific community, so that allocation of limited healthcare resources can be better redirected to increase patient access to treatments not otherwise available due to restrictions on healthcare budgets (e...
March 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396082/pregnancy-related-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a%C3%A2-case-series-and-literature-review
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Emily Rose, Maheedhar Gedela, Nathan Miller, Paul L Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Cardiac emergencies during pregnancy are rare but have significant associated morbidity and mortality when they do occur. The emergency physician must not only be aware of potentially life-threatening conditions in the pregnant woman, but also know the emergent management and treatment of these conditions to avoid worsening of the underlying condition. Pregnancy-related spontaneous coronary artery dissection has been described in the cardiology literature, but is not well-known in emergency medicine literature...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387268/evidence-summary-the-relationship-between-oral-health-and-pulmonary-disease
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D Manger, M Walshaw, R Fitzgerald, J Doughty, K L Wanyonyi, S White, J E Gallagher
Introduction This paper is the second of four reviews exploring the relationships between oral health and general medical conditions, in order to support teams within Public Health England, health practitioners and policymakers.Aim This review aimed to explore the most contemporary evidence on whether poor oral health and pulmonary disease occurs in the same individuals or populations, to outline the nature of the relationship between these two health outcomes, and discuss the implication of any findings for health services and future research...
April 7, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386567/mechanistic-insight-and-management-of-diabetic-nephropathy-recent-progress-and-future-perspective
#18
REVIEW
Rui Xue, Dingkun Gui, Liyang Zheng, Ruonan Zhai, Feng Wang, Niansong Wang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the most serious microvascular complication of diabetes and the largest single cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in many developed countries. DN is also associated with an increased cardiovascular mortality. It occurs as a result of interaction between both genetic and environmental factors. Hyperglycemia, hypertension, and genetic predisposition are the major risk factors. However, the exact mechanisms of DN are unclear. Despite the benefits derived from strict control of glucose and blood pressure, as well as inhibition of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, many patients continue to enter into ESRD...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385915/physiology-in-medicine-understanding-dynamic-alveolar-physiology-to-minimize-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-vili
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Gary F Nieman, Joshua Satalin, Michaela Kollisch-Singule, Penny L Andrews, Hani Aiash, Nader M Habashi, Louis A Gatto
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains a serious clinical problem with the main treatment being supportive in the form of mechanical ventilation. However, mechanical ventilation can be a double edge sword, if set improperly can exacerbate the tissue damage caused by ARDS and is known as ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). In order to minimize VILI we must understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms of tissue damage at the alveolar level. In this Physiology in Medicine paper the dynamic physiology of alveolar inflation and deflation during mechanical ventilation will be reviewed...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379619/blood-pressure-lowering-efficacy-of-renin-inhibitors-for-primary-hypertension
#20
REVIEW
Vijaya M Musini, Kendra Ak Lawrence, Patricia M Fortin, Ken Bassett, James M Wright
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a chronic condition associated with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity. Renin is the enzyme responsible for converting angiotensinogen to angiotensin I, which is then converted to angiotensin II. Renin inhibitors are a new class of drugs that decrease blood pressure (BP) by preventing the formation of both angiotensin I and angiotensin II. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the dose-related BP lowering efficacy of renin inhibitors compared to placebo in the treatment of primary hypertension...
April 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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