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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780599/perioperative-blood-transfusion-is-associated-with-post-operative-infectious-complications-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Yi Li, Bo Shen
Background: We have previously demonstrated that blood transfusion (BT) was associated with post-operative complications in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease (CD), based on our institutional data registry. The aim of this study was to verify the association between perioperative BT and infectious complications in CD patients enrolled in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. Methods: All CD patients undergoing surgery between 2005 and 2013 were identified from NSQIP...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778548/risk-factors-of-the-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-in-aging-uremia-patients-under-regular-hemodialysis
#2
Xi-Hsuan Lin, Chung-Chi Lin, Yuan-Jen Wang, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Shih-Hao Young, Ping-Hsien Chen, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that uremia patients under hemodialysis (HD) have a significantly higher occurrence of peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) than healthy controls and that elderly patients remain at high risk of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and PUB. Here we aimed to identify the risk factors for PUB in aging (≥65-years-old) uremic patients under regular HD. METHODS: Using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we compared 18,252 aging regular HD patients and 17,883 age-, gender-, and medication-matched patients without kidney disease (control group)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778347/management-of-diabetic-trigger-finger
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REVIEW
Alexander S Kuczmarski, Andrew P Harris, Joseph A Gil, Arnold-Peter C Weiss
Diabetics have a much greater prevalence of trigger finger than nondiabetics and are more likely to have severe symptoms. Diabetic trigger finger may be more accurately described on a spectrum of diabetic hand pathology alongside carpal tunnel syndrome and cheiroarthropathy. Recent publications have called into question the current treatment algorithm for diabetic trigger finger. Although some evidence supports the use of corticosteroid injections, a recent cost analysis reported that immediate surgical release of the A1 pulley in the clinic is the most cost-effective management of diabetic trigger finger...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776671/guidelines-on-diabetic-eye-care-the-international-council-of-ophthalmology-recommendations-for-screening-follow-up-referral-and-treatment-based-on-resource-settings
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REVIEW
Tien Y Wong, Jennifer Sun, Ryo Kawasaki, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Neeru Gupta, Van Charles Lansingh, Mauricio Maia, Wanjiku Mathenge, Sunil Moreker, Maji M K Muqit, Serge Resnikoff, Juan Verdaguer, Peiquan Zhao, Frederick Ferris, Lloyd P Aiello, Hugh R Taylor
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a global epidemic and affects populations in both developing and developed countries, with differing health care and resource levels. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major complication of DM and a leading cause of vision loss in working middle-aged adults. Vision loss from DR can be prevented with broad-level public health strategies, but these need to be tailored to a country's and population's resource setting. Designing DR screening programs, with appropriate and timely referral to facilities with trained eye care professionals, and using cost-effective treatment for vision-threatening levels of DR can prevent vision loss...
May 15, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773689/risk-factors-for-lung-disease-progression-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Marieke van Horck, Kim van de Kant, Bjorn Winkens, Geertjan Wesseling, Vincent Gulmans, Han Hendriks, Chris van der Grinten, Quirijn Jӧbsis, Edward Dompeling
To identify potential risk factors for lung disease progression in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), we studied the longitudinal data of all children with CF (aged ≥5 years) registered in the Dutch CF Registry (2009-2014). Lung disease progression was expressed as a decline in lung function (FEV1 %pred) and the pulmonary exacerbation rate (PEx). Potential risk factors at baseline included: sex, age, best FEV1%pred, best forced vital capacity (FVC)%pred, genotype, BMI z-score, pancreatic insufficiency, medication use (proton pump inhibitors [PPI], prophylactic antibiotics, and inhaled corticosteroids), CF-related diabetes, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and colonisation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa The data of 545 children were analysed...
May 17, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765616/quantifying-the-burden-of-steroid-related-damage-in-sle-in-the-hopkins-lupus-cohort
#6
Julie E Davidson, Qinggong Fu, Sapna Rao, Laurence S Magder, Michelle Petri
Objective: Corticosteroids are a mainstay of SLE treatment; however, cumulative steroid exposure may lead to organ damage. This study aimed to quantify the risk of new diabetes, hypertension, cataracts, osteoporosis and avascular necrosis that is attributable to cumulative corticosteroid exposure in SLE. Methods: Using data from the Hopkins Lupus Cohort, a longitudinal study of lupus activity, organ damage and quality of life in patients with SLE, five matched case-control analyses nested within a prospectively enrolled SLE cohort were performed...
2018: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
#7
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755270/histiocytic-lesions-of-the-orbit-a-study-of-9-cases
#8
A Kaan Gündüz, Emine Temel
Purpose: To describe the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome of patients with histiocytic lesions of the orbit. Methods: Retrospective study of 9 patients treated and followed up between October 2001 and January 2018. Results: Eight patients in our series were males and one patient was female. The mean age at presentation was 16.8 years (range, 1 to 42 years). All patients had unilateral disease. The most common presenting complaint was upper eyelid swelling in 8 of 9...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725970/predominant-improvement-of-alpha-cell-function-after-steroid-therapy-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-pancreatitis-case-report
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Ken Takeshima, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Hiroshi Iwakura, Shintaro Kawai, Shinsuke Uraki, Hidefumi Inaba, Machi Furuta, Kenji Warigaya, Shin-Ichi Murata, Takashi Akamizu
INTRODUCTION: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a subset of inflammatory pancreatic disease, responsive to corticosteroid therapy. It is prone to being affected by diabetes mellitus, but the effectiveness of steroid therapy on pancreatic endocrine function is still controversial. We present a case of AIP, focusing on pancreatic endocrine function after steroid therapy. CASE REPORT: The patient was referred to our hospital with exacerbation of diabetic control and pancreatic swelling...
May 3, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725637/cystatin-c-predicts-renal-recovery-earlier-than-creatinine-among-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Kamel A Gharaibeh, Abdurrahman M Hamadah, Ziad M El-Zoghby, John C Lieske, Timothy S Larson, Nelson Leung
Introduction: Serum cystatin C increases earlier than creatinine during acute kidney injury. However, whether cystatin C decreases earlier during recovery is unknown. This retrospective study aimed to determine the temporal trend between creatinine and cystatin C in acute kidney injury. Methods: We identified hospitalized patients with nonoliguric acute kidney injury who had serial creatinine and cystatin C values measured between May 2015 and May 2016. Demographic and laboratory data, causes of acute kidney injury, and relevant comorbidity data were collected through chart review...
March 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716529/severe-localised-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s-granulomatosis-manifesting-with-extensive-cranial-nerve-palsies-and-cranial-diabetes-insipidus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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James E Peters, Vivek Gupta, Ibtisam T Saeed, Curtis Offiah, Ali S M Jawad
BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener's granulomatosis) is a multisystem vasculitis of small- to medium-sized blood vessels. Cranial involvement can result in cranial nerve palsies and, rarely, pituitary infiltration. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 32 year-old woman with limited but severe GPA manifesting as progressive cranial nerve palsies and pituitary dysfunction. Our patient initially presented with localised ENT involvement, but despite treatment with methotrexate, she deteriorated...
May 1, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706737/a-rare-case-of-triceps-brachii-injury-after-electrocution
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Debora Lana, Luigi Tarallo, Fabio Catani
Injuries of the triceps brachii muscle are a rare entity and mostly concern its distal tendon. These represent the least common of all muscle and tendons injuries. The most common reported causes are repeated strong physical efforts, a fall on an outstretched forearm when a sudden deceleration is put on contract triceps, or a direct trauma. High-dosed and prolonged corticosteroid therapies, repeated local steroid injections, chronic renal failure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperparathyroidism, and osteogenesis imperfecta are reported as systemic causes...
April 2018: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701351/heart-transplantation-early-results-of-two-different-regimes-of-immnunosuppression
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Carlos Branco, David Prieto, André Antunes, Manuel Batista, Manuel J Antunes
INTRODUCTION: The management of induction and maintenance immunosuppression therapy after heart transplantation (HT) remains a controversial issue. The dosage and the timing has been a changing target. We aimed at evaluate the incidence of acute cellular rejection (ACR) [≥1R grade], major infection and survival in first year after HT in patients receiving two different induction immunosuppression regimes and with a reduction in intensity of triple maintenance immunosuppression dose...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699563/adverse-events-profile-of-oral-corticosteroids-among-asthma-patients-in-the-uk-cohort-study-with-a-nested-case-control-analysis
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Marlene Bloechliger, Daphne Reinau, Julia Spoendlin, Shih-Chen Chang, Klaus Kuhlbusch, Liam G Heaney, Susan S Jick, Christoph R Meier
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the adverse events profile of oral prednisolone among adult asthma patients in the UK. METHODS: Using data from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink, we conducted a series of cohort studies to quantify incidence rates and incidence rate ratios, and a series of nested case-control analyses to estimate crude and adjusted odds ratios, of 11 different potential corticosteroid-related adverse events (bone-related conditions, hypertension, peptic ulcer, severe infections, herpes zoster, diabetes mellitus type 2, cataract, glaucoma, chronic kidney disease, affective disorders, and cardiovascular events)...
April 27, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688072/steroid-free-immunosuppression-with-low-dose-tacrolimus-is-safe-and-significantly-reduces-the-incidence-of-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-following-liver-transplantation
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M Castedal, C Skoglund, C Axelson, W Bennet
OBJECTIVES: Corticosteroids (CS) are traditionally used as part of the basal immunosuppression (IS) following liver transplantation (LT) but are known to be associated with an increased risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus (NODM), cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare the incidence of transient as well as persistent NODM, rejection rate and patient- and graft survival between patients receiving steroid-based and steroid-free maintenance IS...
April 24, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685567/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-ankle-fractures-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-soft-tissue-wound-healing-complications
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REVIEW
Sherif Mohamed Abdelgaid, Ahmed Fawaz Moursy, Eyad Abd Allah Elgebaly, Aly Mohamed Aboelenien
The complex nature of ankle fractures is magnified when seen in patients at high risk of soft tissue wound healing complications. The major categories include associated soft tissue injury, diabetes, tobacco use, peripheral vascular disease, malnutrition, alcoholism, and corticosteroid use. Because of the potential for wound dehiscence and infection with open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures in these patients, minimally invasive procedures have been described. The aims of the present study were to assess the possibility for, and evaluate the results and complications of, minimally invasive techniques for different types of malleolar fractures in high-risk patients...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681180/amniocentesis-compared-with-antenatal-corticosteroids-prior-to-early-term-scheduled-cesarean-delivery
#17
Kelly B Zafman, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: There are a variety of maternal or fetal conditions that require late preterm or early term delivery. In cases where early delivery is indicated, optimal management is not always clear. Historically, obstetricians used amniocentesis to document fetal lung maturity, but recently, many have transitioned to administration of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS). The objective of this study was to compare neonatal outcomes between women undergoing amniocentesis or receiving ACS prior to scheduled cesarean delivery (CD) less than 39 weeks...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670074/recovery-from-diabetic-macular-edema-in-a-diabetic-patient-after-minimal-dose-of-a-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitor
#18
Hideyuki Yoshizumi, Tetsushi Ejima, Tetsuhiko Nagao, Masanori Wakisaka
BACKGROUND Diabetic macular edema (DME) causes serious visual impairments in diabetic patients. The standard treatments of DME are intra-vitreous injections of corticosteroids or anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antibodies and pan-photocoagulation. These treatments are unsatisfactory in their effects and impose considerable physical and economic burdens on the patients. CASE REPORT A 63-year-old woman was diagnosed as type 2 diabetes with retinopathy 7 years ago. Before the initiation of an SGLT2 inhibitor, the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, sitagliptin (50 mg daily), and metformin (250 mg dai- ly) were used for her glycemic control...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666121/clinical-features-and-visual-outcomes-of-111-patients-with-new-onset-acute-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-treated-with-pulse-intravenous-corticosteroids
#19
Makiko Nakayama, Hiroshi Keino, Takayo Watanabe, Annabelle A Okada
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features, treatment and visual outcomes of Japanese patients with new-onset acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. METHODS: Clinical records of 111 patients who presented between 1999 and 2015 to the Ocular Inflammation Service of the Kyorin Eye Center, Tokyo, were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the 111 patients (68 women, 43 men), 16 had complete, 90 had incomplete and 5 had probable VKH disease. The median follow-up period was 36 months (4-175 months)...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661670/-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-treated-with-inhaled-corticosteroids-or-other-bronchodilators-study-pneumocort
#20
Rosa Morros, Cristina Vedia, Maria Giner-Soriano, Aina Casellas, Ester Amado, Jose Miguel Baena
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the risk of pneumonia and/or exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who receive treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (CI), in comparison with those who are not treated with inhaled corticosteroids (NCI). To estimate the risk of pneumonia according to CI dose. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: Primary Healthcare. Institut Català de la Salut. PARTICIPANTS: Patients ≥45 years-old diagnosed with COPD between 2007 and 2009 in the Information System for Research in Primary Care (SIDIAP)...
April 13, 2018: Atencion Primaria
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