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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024540/infections-resistance-patterns-and-antibiotic-use-in-patients-at-a-regional-cancer-centre
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Nivanka De Silva, Justin Jackson, Christopher Steer
AIMS: To document patient characteristics, infection types, patterns of antibiotic resistance and outcomes in all patients with cancer requiring inpatient management for suspected infection at a regional Australian cancer centre. METHODS: We studied patients ≥ 18 years of age who were admitted under the oncology unit at Albury Wodonga Health during a 12-month period and who had a microbiological test performed for suspected infection during their admission...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978575/imaging-of-foreign-bodies-a-radiological-conundrum
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Michael Thomas, Aadil Mumith, Yaser Ghani
A 24-year-old woman escaped a fire by jumping from the first floor of her house onto a temporary greenhouse. She was brought into the emergency department and later treated surgically. Three years after the initial episode a tender lump in her right thigh was found during regular follow-up for her acute myeloid leukaemia, for which she was in remission. This was treated as a suspicious mass due to her haematological history and further imaging was organised. This was later identified as a piece of the greenhouse that she had landed on 7 years previously...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958142/serum-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-concentration-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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E Anastasi, M Suppa, V Viggiani, S Tartaglione, A Angeloni, T Granato
Vitamin D may have prognostic value in cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients and, in addition to conventional biomarkers, could be a valuable tool for disease management. The aim of this study was to assess the association of vitamin D status in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to evaluate its prognostic utility. The levels of 25(OH) vitamin D were correlated with troponin T hs. Forty-eight consecutive outpatients (40 Caucasian and 8 Asian) aged between 40 and 70 years (mean 61.5, range 43-77 years) were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941075/patient-perspectives-on-priorities-for-emergency-medicine-research-the-perspex-study
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Stuart Vb McLay, David McCutcheon, Glenn Arendts, Stephen Pj Macdonald, Daniel M Fatovich
OBJECTIVES: To determine the priorities for emergency medicine research of patients currently in an ED and to compare their priorities with those of ACEM researchers. METHODS: A survey of current patients in the EDs of Royal Perth Hospital and Armadale Health Service. Patients gave their reason for presentation, suggested three important research priorities for emergency medicine and ranked their top 5 choices from a pre-specified list published by the ACEM researchers...
September 21, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936896/fat-fraction-mapping-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-insight-into-pathophysiology
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Timothy J P Bray, Manil D Chouhan, Shonit Punwani, Alan Bainbridge, Margaret A Hall-Craggs
Adipose cells have traditionally been viewed as a simple, passive energy storage depot for triglycerides. However, in recent years it has become clear that adipose cells are highly physiologically active and have a multitude of endocrine, metabolic, haematological and immune functions. Changes in the number or size of adipose cells may be directly implicated in disease (for example, in the metabolic syndrome), but may also be linked to other pathological processes such as inflammation, malignant infiltration or infarction...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925994/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-assessment-and-management-of-toxicities
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REVIEW
Sattva S Neelapu, Sudhakar Tummala, Partow Kebriaei, William Wierda, Cristina Gutierrez, Frederick L Locke, Krishna V Komanduri, Yi Lin, Nitin Jain, Naval Daver, Jason Westin, Alison M Gulbis, Monica E Loghin, John F de Groot, Sherry Adkins, Suzanne E Davis, Katayoun Rezvani, Patrick Hwu, Elizabeth J Shpall
Immunotherapy using T cells genetically engineered to express a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) is rapidly emerging as a promising new treatment for haematological and non-haematological malignancies. CAR-T-cell therapy can induce rapid and durable clinical responses, but is associated with unique acute toxicities, which can be severe or even fatal. Cytokine-release syndrome (CRS), the most commonly observed toxicity, can range in severity from low-grade constitutional symptoms to a high-grade syndrome associated with life-threatening multiorgan dysfunction; rarely, severe CRS can evolve into fulminant haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)...
September 19, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838259/a-study-on-the-safety-evaluation-of-buphrenorphine-administered-through-an-autoinjector-compared-with-manual-injection-using-haematological-and-biochemical-variables-in-rats
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D Sheela, R Vijayaraghavan, S Senthilkumar
Buprenorphine drug cartridge was made for autoinjector device for use in emergency and critical situations to reduce the morbidity and mortality. Water-filled cartridges were prepared and buprenorphine was injected aseptically in the cartridge, to make 0.05 and 0.10 mg/mL. Rats were injected intraperitoneally, buprenorphine (0.3 and 0.6 mg/kg), repeatedly with the autoinjector and compared with manual injection (7 days and 14 days) using various haematological and biochemical parameters. No significant change was observed in the body weight, organ to body weight ratio and haematological variables in any of the experimental groups compared with the control group...
September 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820339/emergence-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-sri-lanka-a-newly-established-health-threat
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H V Y D Siriwardana, P Karunanayake, L Goonerathne, N D Karunaweera
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka is a new focus of human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by a genetic variant of usually visceralizing parasite Leishmania donovani. Over 3000 cases have been reported to our institution alone, during the past two decades. Recent emergence of visceral leishmaniasis is of concern. METHODS: Patients suspected of having visceral leishmaniasis (n = 120) fulfilling at least two of six criteria (fever > 2 weeks, weight loss, tiredness affecting daily functions, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly and anemia) were studied using clinic-epidemiological, immunological and haematological parameters...
August 18, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802807/acute-phase-response-in-babesia-canis-and-dirofilaria-immitis-co-infections-in-dogs
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Zorana Milanović, Anja Ilić, Jelena Francuski Andrić, Vladimir Radonjić, Anđelo Beletić, Milica Kovačević Filipović
Babesia canis and Dirofilaria immitis are emerging and geographically overlapping vector-borne pathogens in dogs. Infection with B. canis leads to acute-phase response (APR) that can be mild to severe and results in either non-complicated or complicated forms of the disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether acute B. canis infection is more severe in dogs with underlying asymptomatic D. immitis infection. Dogs of both sexes, different ages and breeds, with naturally occurring mono-infections with B...
August 2, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774702/candida-and-invasive-mould-diseases-in-non-neutropenic-critically-ill-patients-and-patients-with-haematological-cancer
#10
REVIEW
A L Colombo, J N de Almeida Júnior, Monica A Slavin, Sharon C-A Chen, Tania C Sorrell
Critically ill patients and patients with haematological cancer are HIV-negative populations at high risk of invasive fungal infections. In intensive-care units, candidaemia and intra-abdominal candidiasis predominate, but aspergillosis has emerged as a lethal, under-recognised cause of pneumonia. In patients with haematological malignancies or who have undergone stem-cell transplantations, pulmonary disease due to aspergillus and other mould diseases predominate. In this Series paper, we provide an update on risk assessment, new diagnostic strategies, and therapeutic approaches...
July 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756627/pathogen-reduced-platelets-for-the-prevention-of-bleeding
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REVIEW
Lise J Estcourt, Reem Malouf, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Simon J Stanworth, Michael F Murphy
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusions are used to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are thrombocytopenic. Despite improvements in donor screening and laboratory testing, a small risk of viral, bacterial, or protozoal contamination of platelets remains. There is also an ongoing risk from newly emerging blood transfusion-transmitted infections for which laboratory tests may not be available at the time of initial outbreak.One solution to reduce the risk of blood transfusion-transmitted infections from platelet transfusion is photochemical pathogen reduction, in which pathogens are either inactivated or significantly depleted in number, thereby reducing the chance of transmission...
July 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752828/integrated-narrative-assessment-exemplification-a-leukaemia-case-history
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Giovanna Artioli, Chiara Foà, Chiara Cosentino, Alfonso Sollami, Chiara Taffurelli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In the Integrated Narrative Nursing Assessment (INNA), the Evidence-Based Nursing Model is integrated with the Narrative-Based Nursing Model. The INNA makes use of quantitative instruments, arising from the natural sciences as well as of qualitative ones, arising from the human achieving results of standardization and reproducibility, as well as of customization and uniqueness. Accordingly, the purpose of this work is to exemplify the thinking process of and the method adopted by a nurse adopting an integrated narrative assessment in the evaluation of a patient...
July 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749037/transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy-a-single-centre-survey
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J Sharif, L Byrd, K Stevenson, J Raddats, E Morsman, K Ryan
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease in pregnancy carries a high risk of maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. The use of prophylactic transfusions to reduce the risk of sickle complications is controversial. Current UK standards do not recommend the routine use of transfusion for sickle pregnancy. We examined transfusion episodes during sickle pregnancies in a single centre over an 11-year period. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of all pregnancies in patients with sickle cell disease who attended the joint obstetric/haematology clinic over an 11-year period...
July 27, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702185/potential-cost-savings-by-minimisation-of-blood-sample-delays-on-care-decision-making-in-urgent-care-services
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David M S Bodansky, Sophie E Lumley, Rudrajoy Chakraborty, Dhanasekaran Mani, James Hodson, Mike T Hallissey, Olga N Tucker
BACKGROUND: Timely availability of blood sample results for interpretation affects planning and delivery of patient care from initial assessment in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rates of, and reasons for, rejected blood samples submitted from all clinical areas over one month were evaluated. Haemoglobin (Hb) represented haematology and potassium (K(+)), biochemistry. A prospective observational study evaluated the methodology of sample collection and impact on utility...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698754/early-and-late-complications-in-patients-with-allogeneic-transplantation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-case-report
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Ivana Trajkovska, Borce Georgievski, Lidija Cevreska, Andrijana Gacovski, Taner Hasan, Natasha Nedeska-Minova
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation (HSCT) is a curative intervention in patients with haematological malignant and non-malignant diseases, immunodeficiency, autoimmune, and other genetic diseases. Early complications are complications that are occurring in the first 100 days, while complications arising after the 100th day of transplantation belong to late complications. CASE REPORT: Forty-nine years old patient with AML treated with allogeneic HSCT from HLA-identical (sister) donor...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694725/impact-of-reference-change-value-rcv-based-autoverification-on-turnaround-time-and-physician-satisfaction
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Esther Fernández-Grande, Carolina Valera-Rodriguez, Luis Sáenz-Mateos, Amparo Sastre-Gómez, Pilar García-Chico, Teodoro J Palomino-Muñoz
BACKGROUND: For a quicker delivery of laboratory test results to the hospital emergency department (ED), we implemented an autoverification system based on the reference change value (RCV). The aim of this study was to assess how the RCV based autoverification reflected on turnaround time (TAT) and on physician satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The laboratory information system (LIS) was programmed to autoverify the results as long as they were within the range settled by RCV, so that the autoverified results were reported to the physician as soon as the tests were carried out, without any further intervention...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692431/differing-mechanisms-of-thrombin-generation-in-live-haematological-and-solid-cancer-cells-determined-by-calibrated-automated-thrombography
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Mufuliat Adeola Adesanya, Anthony Maraveyas, Leigh Madden
: Calibrated automated thrombography (CAT) is emerging as a reliable tool for real-time estimation of thrombin generation potential. There is a clinical need for knowledge about the pathways underlying the thrombotic phenotype of different malignancies. Cells from solid (e.g. pancreatic cancer; n = 7) and malignant haematological cell lines (e.g. multiple myeloma; n = 5) were evaluated for thrombin generation, using CAT, with the addition of control plasma (NormTrol; Helena Biosciences, Gateshead, UK)) or plasma deficient in coagulation factors VII and XII...
July 7, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681816/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-dengue-viral-infections-in-and-around-mangalore-india
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Tina Damodar, Meena Dias, Reeta Mani, K A Shilpa, Ashwini Manoor Anand, V Ravi, Jutang Tiewsoh
BACKGROUND: Dengue (DEN) is being recognised as the world's major emerging tropical disease. Clinically, DEN may resemble other infections such as malaria, leptospirosis, and typhoid, and thus, laboratory investigations are required for definitive diagnosis. Secondary DEN infection, caused most often by dengue virus (DENV) serotypes 2 and 3, is known to present with severe disease manifestations. This study was undertaken to examine the clinical and laboratory profile of DEN viral infections and to determine the circulating serotypes in and around Mangalore, India...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651220/clozapine-versus-other-antipsychotics-during-the-first-18-weeks-of-treatment-a-retrospective-study-on-risk-factor-increase-of-blood-dyscrasias
#19
Michele Fabrazzo, Vincenzo Prisco, Gaia Sampogna, Francesco Perris, Francesco Catapano, Alessio Maria Monteleone, Mario Maj
Blood dyscrasias excluding agranulocytosis received limited attention in antipsychotic-treated patients during the first 18 weeks of therapy, although severe clinical conditions have been reported in a few cases. We extracted data records of 285 Caucasian patients after 18 weeks of antipsychotic treatments to investigate risk factors of blood dyscrasias. We observed a higher risk to develop both transient and persistent anemia, neutrophilia and eosinophilia in clozapine-treated patients, whereas in those treated with other atypical antipsychotics when compared to a reference group under typical antipsychotics, emerged an increased risk for transient neutrophilia and eosinophilia...
June 20, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645776/selective-inhibition-of-flt3-by-gilteritinib-in-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-a-multicentre-first-in-human-open-label-phase-1-2-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Alexander E Perl, Jessica K Altman, Jorge Cortes, Catherine Smith, Mark Litzow, Maria R Baer, David Claxton, Harry P Erba, Stan Gill, Stuart Goldberg, Joseph G Jurcic, Richard A Larson, Chaofeng Liu, Ellen Ritchie, Gary Schiller, Alexander I Spira, Stephen A Strickland, Raoul Tibes, Celalettin Ustun, Eunice S Wang, Robert Stuart, Christoph Röllig, Andreas Neubauer, Giovanni Martinelli, Erkut Bahceci, Mark Levis
BACKGROUND: Internal tandem duplication mutations in FLT3 are common in acute myeloid leukaemia and are associated with rapid relapse and short overall survival. The clinical benefit of FLT3 inhibitors in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia has been limited by rapid generation of resistance mutations, particularly in codon Asp835 (D835). We aimed to assess the highly selective oral FLT3 inhibitor gilteritinib in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia. METHODS: In this phase 1-2 trial, we enrolled patients aged 18 years or older with acute myeloid leukaemia who either were refractory to induction therapy or had relapsed after achieving remission with previous treatment...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
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