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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332705/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-management-of-advanced-and-high-stage-tumors
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REVIEW
Syril Keena T Que, Fiona O Zwald, Chrysalyne D Schmults
While the majority of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs) can be treated surgically, the additional work-up and treatments indicated for high-risk cSCC remain undefined. In recent years, improvements in tumor staging systems have allowed for the more accurate stratification of tumors into high- and low-risk categories. This insight, along with the publication of cSCC guidelines, brings us closer to the development of a consensus approach. The second article in this continuing medical education series addresses in question and answer format the most common questions related to advanced and high-stage cSCCs, with a simplified flowchart...
February 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318998/travel-related-parasitic-infections-in-travellers-to-southeast-asia-and-western-pacific-countries
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Eylem Akdur Öztürk, Ayşegül Ünver
In the last decades, there has been a significant increase in international human mobility with increase in the prosperity, travel possibilities, and number of refugees. In the first half of 2016, the Asian continent showed the fastest growth in the number of tourists. Such increase is seen due to the interest in Asian history, culture, and cuisine. In the globalizing world, human mobility causes changes in the epidemiology of diseases and the spread of various infections across continents. Parasitic infections that may pose a risk for travellers to the Asia-Pacific are malaria, leishmaniasis, filariasis, foodborne trematode infections, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted infections, and tourist diarrhea...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313506/prevalence-of-tb-hiv-coinfection-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-at-the-fann-ambulatory-treatment-center-in-dakar
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D Ka, N F Ngom Guéye, N Fall, N O Touré-Badiane, N Diop, G Batista, K Ndiaye, C T Ndour, M Seydi, M A Faye
To determine the prevalence of tuberculosis and describe its epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, and therapeutic characteristics and its outcome in patients with HIV. This retrospective, descriptive, and analytical study examined the records of patients with HIV at our outpatient treatment center and selected those who were antiretroviral-naive and presented tuberculosis between January 2008 and December 2012. Among a total of 757 HIV-positive patients, 76 had tuberculosis, for a prevalence of 10 %. The sex ratio of 1...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297035/travel-medicine
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Daniel T Leung, Regina C LaRocque, Edward T Ryan
International travel can result in new illness or exacerbate existing conditions, and primary care clinicians have the opportunity to provide both pre- and posttravel health care. Providers should be familiar with destination-specific disease risks, be knowledgeable about travel and routine vaccines, be prepared to prescribe chemoprophylaxis and self-treatment regimens, and be aware of travel medicine resources.
January 2, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274210/impact-of-alternative-treatment-approach-for-cerebral-toxoplasmosis-among-hiv-aids-patients-from-a-resource-poor-setting-in-burkina-faso
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Sanata Bamba, Jacques Zoungrana, Zakari Nikièma, Apoline K Sondo, Jean-Louis Ndiaye, Stéphane Bretagne
Cerebral toxoplasmosis is caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii because of reactivation of latent tissue cysts in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients with severe immunosuppression. The objective of this study was to evaluate the benefit of co-trimoxazole in presumptive and prevention of cerebral toxoplasmosis in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/AIDS patients at Bobo-Dioulasso Hospital in Burkina Faso from June 2012 to October 2014. ELISA and ELFA were performed on serum for the quantitative determination of IgG and IgM anti-T...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273442/pharmaceutical-interactions-between-antiretroviral-and-antimalarial-drugs-used-in-chemoprophylaxis
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REVIEW
Andreas Erich Zautner, Ottmar Herchenröder, Awatef El Moussi, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Dorothea Franziska Wiemer, Uwe Groß, Hagen Frickmann
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the causative agent of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The pandemic is believed to have originated within the Northern Congo basin covering large parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Cameroon and Gabon. Although over decades, HIV-1 has spread throughout the World leaving no country unaffected, sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with more than 80% of all infected individuals. The HIV-2 epidemic has largely remained restricted to West Africa along the Upper Guinean forests...
December 19, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258331/specimen-processing-impacts-tissue-tenofovir-pk-measurements
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Rahul P Bakshi, Jennifer C Breakey, Madhuri Manohar, Bhavna Jois, Edward J Fuchs, Mark A Marzinke
Antiretroviral drug concentrations at sites of HIV exposure are important drivers that influence the development HIV pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis strategies and regimens. We assessed the effect of collection method - in the presence or absence of tissue culture media - on tenofovir (TFV) and tenofovir diphosphate (TFV-DP) concentrations in colonic biopsies. We find significant baseline inter-biopsy variation in TFV (38% CV) and TFV-DP (33% CV) concentrations. Incubation in media leads to a fluid absorption-driven 2-fold increase in tissue weight with a concomitant 75% decrease in weight-adjusted tissue TFV concentrations over 120 min...
December 19, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251700/post-discharge-adherence-with-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-after-orthopedic-trauma-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-aspirin-vs-low-molecular-weight-heparin
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Bryce E Haac, Richard Van Besien, Nathan N OʼHara, Gerard P Slobogean, Theodore T Manson, Robert V OʼToole, Herman Johal, Peter Z Berger, George B Reahl, Dimitrius Marinos, Yasmin Degani, Daniel Mascarenhas, Daniel Connelly, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic trauma patients are often treated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) chemoprophylaxis with aspirin or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) after discharge from their index admission, but adherence patterns are not known. We hypothesized that overall adherence would be moderate and greater with aspirin compared to LMWH. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of adult trauma patients with an operative extremity fracture or any pelvic/acetabular fracture requiring VTE prophylaxis...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246241/a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-use-and-misuse-of-trypanocides-in-selected-pastoral-and-agropastoral-areas-of-eastern-and-northeastern-tanzania
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Anna F Ngumbi, Richard S Silayo
BACKGROUND: Tsetse-borne African animal trypanosomosis (AAT) greatly influences livestock distribution and significantly slows livestock productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. While a number of control methods targeting the vector tsetse are in field application, treatment with the few available trypanocides continues to be the most widely applied control method. Unfortunately, improper and frequent use of these few available drugs, accelerated by poor veterinary service delivery, promotes trypanosome drug resistance, the magnitude of which has not been delineated...
December 15, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238480/maternal-recto-vaginal-colonization-in-term-and-preterm-deliveries
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Mostafa Javanian, Zahra Akbarian Rad, Mohsen Haghshenas Mojaveri, Azita Ghanbarpour Shiadeh, Soheil Ebrahimpour
Background and aim: Maternal recto-vaginal organisms are the main cause of early-onset sepsis in neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the most common organisms and compare maternal recto-vaginal colonization in term and preterm delivery. Methods: This cross-sectional study was done from October 2014 through October 2016 among participants referred to Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital in Babol, Northern Iran. All pregnant women within gestational age (GA) ≥ 26 weeks and labor pain were included in this study...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233459/invasive-meningococcal-disease-due-to-ciprofloxacin-resistant-neisseria-meningitidis-sequence-type-4821-the-first-case-in-japan
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Yu Kawasaki, Kousaku Matsubara, Hideyuki Takahashi, Masatomo Morita, Makoto Ohnishi, Masayuki Hori, Kenichi Isome, Aya Iwata, Hiroyuki Nigami, Mami Ikemachi, Go Yamamoto, Kiyofumi Ohkusu
We present a 4-year-old girl who developed invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C sequence type (ST)-4821. She was hospitalized due to fever, vomiting, rash and altered consciousness. Serogroup C N. meningitidis was isolated from blood culture taken on admission and was confirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, a biochemical test, and molecular microbiological analysis. The patient was successfully treated with 50 mg/kg ceftriaxone every 12 hours for 7 days without any complications...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228132/vivax-malaria-chemoprophylaxis-the-role-of-atovaquone-proguanil-compared-to-other-options
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Meltzer Eyal, Galia Rahav, Schwartz Eli
Background: Atovaquone-Proguanil is considered causal prophylaxis (inhibition of liver-stage schizonts) for Plasmodium falciparum, however, its causal prophylactic efficacy for P. vivax is not known. Travelers returning to non-endemic areas, provide a unique opportunity to study P. vivax prophylaxis. Methods: A retrospective observational study. For 11 years Israeli rafters who had traveled to the Omo River in Ethiopia, a highly malaria endemic area, were followed for at least one year after their return...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226883/deep-vein-thrombosis-prophylaxis-are-we-overdoing-an-asian-survey-on-trends-in-bariatric-surgery-with-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Siddhartha Bhattacharya, S Saravana Kumar, Parimala Devi Kumara Swamy, C Palanivelu, P Praveen Raj
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is the most common cause of mortality in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. There is considerable variation in practice regarding methods, dosages and duration of prophylaxis in this patient population. Most of the literature is based on Western patients and specific guidelines for Asians do not exist. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey amongst 11 surgeons from high-volume centres in Asia regarding their DVT prophylaxis measures in patients undergoing bariatric surgery...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224014/diagnostic-ureteroscopy-prior-to-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-increased-the-risk-of-intravesical-recurrence
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Ping Tan, Nan Xie, Lu Yang, Liangren Liu, Zhuang Tang, Qiang Wei
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of diagnostic ureteroscopy (URS) prior to radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) on intravesical recurrence (IVR) in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search of the Medline, Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane library was performed in August 2017. Cumulative analyses of available hazard ratios (HRs) and their 95% CI were conducted using Stata version 12.0. RESULTS: Eleven studies including 4,057 participants were included, with a total of 1,403 patients diagnosed with IVR during the follow-up period...
December 8, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221853/venous-thromboembolism-events-after-breast-reconstructions-with-diep-free-flaps-in-192-consecutive-case
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A Modarressi, A-V Schettini, E M Rüegg, B Pittet-Cuénod
BACKGROUND: Patient candidates for breast reconstruction with free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) may present several risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Risk identification is essential for appropriate VTE prophylaxis measures to be put in place. This study aims to investigate VTE incidence after DIEP flap breast reconstruction and to assess the accuracy of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model (RAM), which is the unique score validated to assess the VTE risk for plastic surgery procedures and identify patients at high VTE risk...
December 5, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215134/malaria-chemoprophylaxis-compliance-in-travelers
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G Bocci, G Troiano, D Golinelli, A Verzuri, S Rossi, N Nante
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January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206790/aspirin-for-prophylaxis-against-venous-thromboembolism-after-orthopaedic-oncologic-surgery
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Gregory M Mendez, Yash M Patel, Daniel A Ricketti, John P Gaughan, Richard D Lackman, Tae Won B Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients who undergo orthopaedic oncologic surgical procedures are at increased risk of developing a venous thromboembolism (VTE). Guidelines from surgical societies are shifting to include aspirin as a postoperative VTE prophylactic agent. The purpose of this study was to review our experience using aspirin as postoperative VTE prophylaxis for orthopaedic oncologic surgical procedures. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of patients diagnosed with a primary malignant soft-tissue or bone tumor or metastatic carcinoma...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203096/meningococcal-disease-a-clinical-and-epidemiological-review
#18
REVIEW
Rodrigo Siqueira Batista, Andréia Patrícia Gomes, Jorge Luiz Dutra Gazineo, Paulo Sérgio Balbino Miguel, Luiz Alberto Santana, Lisa Oliveira, Mauro Geller
Meningococcal disease is the acute infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis, which has humans as the only natural host. The disease is widespread around the globe and is known for its epidemical potential and high rates of lethality and morbidity. The highest number of cases of the disease is registered in the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa. In Brazil, it is endemic with occasional outbreaks, epidemics and sporadic cases occurring throughout the year, especially in the winter. The major epidemics of the disease occurred in Brazil in the 70's caused by serogroups A and C...
November 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192859/chemical-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-neurosurgical-patients-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nickalus R Khan, Prayash G Patel, John P Sharpe, Siang Liao Lee, Jeffrey Sorenson
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common and potentially life-threatening complication. The risk of serious hemorrhagic complications when starting chemical prophylaxis for VTE prevention is a substantial concern for neurosurgeons. The objective of this study was to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to determine if the rates of VTE and bleeding complications are different in patients undergoing chemoprophylaxis compared with placebo or mechanical prophylaxis alone following cranial or spinal procedures...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183532/descriptive-analysis-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-georgia-trauma-centers-compared-with-national-trauma-centers-participating-in-the-trauma-quality-improvement-program
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Randi L Lassiter, Dennis W Ashley, Regina S Medeiros, Bao-Ling Adam, Elizabeth G NeSmith, Tracy J Johns, Elizabeth V Atkins, Christopher J Dente, Colville H Ferdinand
This study was designed to compare the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Georgia trauma centers with other national trauma centers participating in the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP). The use of chemoprophylaxis and characteristics of patients who developed VTE were also examined. We conducted a retrospective observational study of 325,703 trauma admissions to 245 trauma centers from 2013 to 2014. Patient demographics, rate of VTE, as well as the use, type, and timing of chemoprophylaxis were compared between patients admitted to Georgia and non-Georgia trauma centers...
November 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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