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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100944/ostomy-in-nontraumatic-conditions-our-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kenan Büyükaşık, Bünyamin Gürbulak, Emre Özoran, Yiğit Düzköylü, Esin Kabul Gürbulak, Aziz Arı, Hasan Bektaş
A number of nontraumatic acute abdomen can result in peritonitis leading to sepsis. In emergent conditions, various procedures like segmentary colectomy and/or subtotal colectomy with anastomosis, Hartmann's procedure, transverse colectomy, and/or expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement can be performed, considering the status of the patient and the facilitaties of the institution. In our study, we examined the cases diagnosed as acute abdomen without the history of trauma, which had lead to a procedure requiring colostomy...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089563/diagnostic-and-prognostic-relevance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-acute-spinal-ischemia
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Dimitrios Artemis, Marc Wolf, Christian Blahak, Kristina Szabo, Michael G Hennerici, Marc Fatar
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to classify the rare entity of spontaneous spinal ischemia with clinical, magnetic resonance-tomographic, and electrophysiological parameters to determine criteria for outcome prediction. METHODS: We analyzed the stroke registry database of the University Hospital Mannheim, Germany, from 2004 to 2010 for patients with a diagnosis of vascular spinal cord ischemia. RESULTS: Ten patients were identified (mean age 65 years [range 50-83], 5 women)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058824/the-effect-of-amiodarone-on-warfarin-anticoagulation-a-register-based-nationwide-cohort-study-involving-the-swedish-population
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Johan Holm, Jonatan D Lindh, Marine L Andersson, Buster Mannheimer
BACKGROUND: Data indicate that the interaction between warfarin and amiodarone results in increased warfarin effect. There are several large, well-performed studies using genetic and clinical factors such as comedication to predict an adequate starting dose of warfarin. However, longitudinal data on the effect of introducing amiodarone in patients on an ongoing warfarin regime are more scarce. OBJECTIVES: An investigation of how initiation of amiodarone affects the anticoagulant effect and dosing of warfarin, using data from three nation-wide registries...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025918/outcomes-of-upper-airway-stimulation-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-a-multicenter-german-postmarket-study
#4
Clemens Heiser, Joachim T Maurer, Benedikt Hofauer, J Ulrich Sommer, Annemarie Seitz, Armin Steffen
Objective Selective stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve is a new surgical therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, with proven efficacy in well-designed clinical trials. The aim of the study is to obtain additional safety and efficacy data on the use of selective upper airway stimulation during daily clinical routine. Study Design Prospective single-arm study. Setting Three tertiary hospitals in Germany (Munich, Mannheim, Lübeck). Subjects and Methods A multicenter prospective single-arm study under a common implant and follow-up protocol took place in 3 German centers (Mannheim, Munich, Lübeck)...
December 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024813/perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-thyroid-hormones-in-cord-blood
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Meng-Shan Tsai, Ching-Chun Lin, Mei-Huei Chen, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Pau-Chung Chen
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are pollutants that tend to accumulate in the environment and organisms. The animal and human studies to date have focused on thyroid function, but the results are inconsistent. METHODS: A sample of 118 mother-infant pairs was obtained from the Taiwan Birth Panel Study (TBPS). Cord blood PFASs levels were evaluated using the Waters ACQUITY UPLC system coupled with a Waters Quattro Premier XE triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, and cord blood thyroid hormones were assessed using a Roche Analytics E170 modular analyser (Roche Diagnostics, Mannheim, Germany)...
December 23, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955872/laparoscopic-versus-open-repair-of-perforated-peptic-ulcer-improving-outcomes-utilizing-a-standardized-technique
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Sze Li Siow, Hans Alexander Mahendran, Chee Ming Wong, Mark Hardin, Tien Loong Luk
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients who underwent laparoscopic and open repair of perforated peptic ulcers (PPUs) at our institution. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of patients who underwent emergency laparoscopic or open repair for PPU between December 2010 and February 2014. RESULTS: A total of 131 patients underwent emergency repair for PPU (laparoscopic repair, n=63, 48...
December 7, 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936098/analysis-of-hiv-diversity-in-hiv-infected-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men-hptn-061
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Iris Chen, Gordon Chau, Jing Wang, William Clarke, Mark A Marzinke, Vanessa Cummings, Autumn Breaud, Oliver Laeyendecker, Sheldon D Fields, Sam Griffith, Hyman M Scott, Steven Shoptaw, Carlos Del Rio, Manya Magnus, Sharon Mannheimer, Hong-Van Tieu, Darrell P Wheeler, Kenneth H Mayer, Beryl A Koblin, Susan H Eshleman
BACKGROUND: HIV populations often diversify in response to selective pressures, such as the immune response and antiretroviral drug use. We analyzed HIV diversity in Black men who have sex with men who were enrolled in the HIV Prevention Trials Network 061 study. METHODS: A high resolution melting (HRM) diversity assay was used to measure diversity in six regions of the HIV genome: two in gag, one in pol, and three in env. HIV diversity was analyzed for 146 men who were HIV infected at study enrollment, including three with acute infection and 13 with recent infection (identified using a multi-assay algorithm), and for 21 men who seroconverted during the study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918253/placental-growth-factor-alone-or-in-combination-with-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-an-aid-to-the-assessment-of-women-with-suspected-pre-eclampsia-systematic-review-and-economic-analysis
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Geoff K Frampton, Jeremy Jones, Micah Rose, Liz Payne
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia (PE) prediction based on blood pressure, presence of protein in the urine, symptoms and laboratory test abnormalities can result in false-positive diagnoses. This may lead to unnecessary antenatal admissions and preterm delivery. Blood tests that measure placental growth factor (PlGF) or the ratio of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) to PlGF could aid prediction of PE if either were added to routine clinical assessment or used as a replacement for proteinuria testing...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893676/combination-use-of-paclitaxel-and-avastin-enhances-treatment-effect-for-the-nsclc-patients-with-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Nan Qi, Fang Li, Xiaosong Li, Huanrong Kang, Hui Zhao, Nan Du
The current study is conducted to investigate efficacy of the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel in combination with Avastin (Roche Diagnostics GmbH., Mannheim, Germany) (antiangiogenic agent) in treatment of malignant pleural effusions (MPEs).Twenty-four patients with non-small cell lung cancer were randomly assigned for 2 treatment approaches. Ten patients received paclitaxel (175 mg/m) alone, and 14 patients took a combination therapy of paclitaxel and Avastin (5 mg/kg). Efficacy of the treatment approaches in the patients was validated with the change in the MPE volume...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843277/assessment-of-severity-of-peritonitis-using-mannheim-peritonitis-index
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Sanjeev Sharma, Sumitoj Singh, Nikhil Makkar, Ashok Kumar, Mandeep Singh Sandhu
INTRODUCTION: Peritonitis is one of the most common problems in general surgery practice with high mortality rate. One of the reasons for high mortality is that peritonitis affects the general condition and leads to complications causing multiple organ failure, renal failure, sepsis, and postoperative ventilatory support. Early prognostic evaluation of patients with peritonitis is desirable to select high-risk patients for intensive management and also to provide a reliable objective classification of severity and operative risk...
July 2016: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745581/-hepatitis-e-and-pregnancy
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Ebba Elisabeth Mannheimer, Lene Holm Harritshøj, Terese Lea Katzenstein
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection among pregnant women is severe, often leading to fulminant hepatic failure and death, with mortality rates up to 15-25%. Studies suggest that differences in genotypes/subgenotypes, hormonal and immunological changes during pregnancy may contribute to the severe consequences for pregnant women with HEV. Although the increased mortality among pregnant women predominantly is seen in developing countries where genotype 1 is endemic, there are also large differences in mortality among pregnant women within these countries...
October 10, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744310/galactomannan-testing-and-aspergillus-pcr-in-same-day-bronchoalveolar-lavage-and-blood-samples-for-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis
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Susanne Eigl, Martin Hoenigl, Birgit Spiess, Sven Heldt, Juergen Prattes, Peter Neumeister, Albert Wolfler, Jasmin Rabensteiner, Florian Prueller, Robert Krause, Mark Reinwald, Holger Flick, Dieter Buchheidt, Tobias Boch
In recent years galactomannan antigen testing (GM) and also Aspergillus PCR have become increasingly important for diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). Whether or not these tests need to be performed with bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF; i.e., primary site of infection), or testing of blood samples is sufficient, remains, however, a matter of debate. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of GM ELISA, and Aspergillus PCR by using BALF samples and blood samples obtained at the same day from a total of 53 immunocompromised patients (16 with probable/proven IA and 37 with no evidence of IA according to the revised EORTC/MSG criteria; 38 patients with hematological malignancies were prospectively enrolled at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, 15 patients with mixed underlying diseases at the Mannheim University Hospital)...
October 14, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741944/erratum-to-health-disability-and-quality-of-life-among-trans-people-in-sweden-a-web-based-survey
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Galit Zeluf, Cecilia Dhejne, Carolina Orre, Louise Nilunger Mannheimer, Charlotte Deogan, Jonas Höijer, Anna Ekéus Thorson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576455/health-disability-and-quality-of-life-among-trans-people-in-sweden-a-web-based-survey
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Galit Zeluf, Cecilia Dhejne, Carolina Orre, Louise Nilunger Mannheimer, Charlotte Deogan, Jonas Höijer, Anna Ekéus Thorson
BACKGROUND: Swedish research concerning the general health of trans people is scarce. Despite the diversity of the group, most Swedish research has focused on gender dysphoric people seeking medical help for their gender incongruence, or on outcomes after medical gender-confirming interventions. This paper examines self-rated health, self-reported disability and quality of life among a diverse group of trans people including trans feminine, trans masculine, and gender nonbinary people (identifying with a gender in between male of female, or identify with neither of these genders) as well as people self-identifying as transvestites...
August 30, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572473/delay-discounting-and-response-disinhibition-under-acute-experimental-stress-in-women-with-borderline-personality-disorder-and-adult-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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A Krause-Utz, S Cackowski, S Daffner, Esther Sobanski, Michael M Plichta, M Bohus, G Ende, C Schmahl
BACKGROUND: Impulsivity is a core feature of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In BPD, impulsive behavior primarily occurs under acute stress; impulse control deficits under non-stress conditions may be partly related to co-morbid ADHD. We aimed to investigate whether acute experimental stress has an impact on self-reported impulsivity, response inhibition (action withholding, action cancelation) and delay discounting in BPD compared to ADHD...
August 30, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565455/impact-of-point-of-care-international-normalized-ratio-monitoring-on-quality-of-treatment-with-vitamin-k-antagonists-in-non-self-monitoring-patients-a-cohort-study-reply
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J S Biedermann, A M van den Besselaar, F W Leebeek, M J Kruip
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 27, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559227/coming-up-for-air-exploring-an-intergenerational-perspective-on-social-work
#17
Steven Brandt, Rudi Roose, Griet Verschelden
From the late 1980s until now, scholars, educators and social workers have criticised the diminution of interest in the structural level of social problems. In this lament, former social work is beguiled, while critiques are targeted at the new generation of social workers. These critiques forewarn of important issues and problems, but at the same time they portray social work in a devolutionary way. It is argued that this one-sided debate conceals frictions between different generations of social workers. In reference to the work of Karl Mannheim, an intergenerational perspective is proposed that goes beyond nostalgic relishing of the past and calls on social work to actively engage with past remembrance and present evolutions...
July 2016: British Journal of Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532642/the-association-of-work-stress-and-glycemic-status-is-partially-mediated-by-autonomic-nervous-system-function-cross-sectional-results-from-the-mannheim-industrial-cohort-study-mics
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Marc N Jarczok, Julian Koenig, Jian Li, Daniel Mauss, Kristina Hoffmann, Burkhard Schmidt, Joachim E Fischer, Julian F Thayer
BACKGROUND: Work stress is associated with an increased risk of pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and inflammation, as well as decreased autonomic nervous system function as measured, for example, via heart rate variability. We investigated the extent to which the association between work stress and glycemic status is mediated by vagally-mediated heart rate variability (vmHRV) and/or inflammation. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the Mannheim Industrial Cohort Study (MICS) with 9,937 participants were analyzed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459726/a-gene-by-sex-interaction-for-nicotine-reward-evidence-from-humanized-mice-and-epidemiology
#19
R E Bernardi, K Zohsel, N Hirth, J Treutlein, M Heilig, M Laucht, R Spanagel, W H Sommer
It has been proposed that vulnerability to nicotine addiction is moderated by variation at the μ-opioid receptor locus (OPRM1), but results from human studies vary and prospective studies based on genotype are lacking. We have developed a humanized mouse model of the most common functional OPRM1 polymorphism rs1799971_A>G (A118G). Here we use this model system together with a cohort of German youth to examine the role of the OPRM1 A118G variation on nicotine reward. Nicotine reinforcement was examined in the humanized mouse model using i...
2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459483/-mannheim-peritonitis-index-as-a-surgical-criterion-for-perforative-duodenal-ulcer
#20
N N Krylov, O V Babkin, D O Babkin
AIM: to define the correlation between Mannheim peritonitis index scores and outcomes of different radical and palliative interventions for perforative duodenal ulcer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Treatment of 386 patients with perforative duodenal ulcer is presented. Different surgical techniques were analyzed including stomach resection, various methods of vagotomy with/without drainage, ulcer suturing and ulcerative edges excision with suturing in patients with Mannheim index scores <21, 21-29 and over 29...
2016: Khirurgiia
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