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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086777/profile-of-molecular-mutations-in-pfdhfr-pfdhps-pfmdr1-and-pfcrt-genes-of-plasmodium-falciparum-related-to-resistance-to-different-anti-malarial-drugs-in-the-bata-district-equatorial-guinea
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Pedro Berzosa, Andrés Esteban-Cantos, Luz García, Vicenta González, Marisa Navarro, Taiomara Fernández, María Romay-Barja, Zaida Herrador, José Miguel Rubio, Policarpo Ncogo, María Santana-Morales, Basilio Valladares, Matilde Riloha, Agustín Benito
BACKGROUND: The emergence of drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum has been a major contributor to the global burden of malaria. Drug resistance complicates treatment, and it is one of the most important problems in malaria control. This study assessed the level of mutations in P. falciparum genes, pfdhfr, pfdhps, pfmdr1, and pfcrt, related to resistance to different anti-malarial drugs, in the Continental Region of Equatorial Guinea, after 8 years of implementing artesunate combination therapies as the first-line treatment...
January 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081233/differences-in-inflammatory-response-induced-by-two-representatives-of-clades-of-the-pandemic-st258-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clonal-lineage-producing-kpc-type-carbapenemases
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Giuseppe Castronovo, Ann Maria Clemente, Alberto Antonelli, Marco Maria D'Andrea, Michele Tanturli, Eloisa Perissi, Sara Paccosi, Astrid Parenti, Federico Cozzolino, Gian Maria Rossolini, Maria Gabriella Torcia
ST258-K. pneumoniae (ST258-KP) strains, the most widespread multidrug-resistant hospital-acquired pathogens, belong to at least two clades differing in a 215 Kb genomic region that includes the cluster of capsule genes. To investigate the effects of the different capsular phenotype on host-pathogen interactions, we studied representatives of ST258-KP clades, KKBO-1 and KK207-1, for their ability to activate monocytes and myeloid dendritic cells from human immune competent hosts. The two ST258-KP strains strongly induced the production of inflammatory cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078854/changes-of-expression-of-estrogen-and-progestrone-receptors-human-epithelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-and-ki-67-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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M L Li, Y Dong, S L Luan, Z H Zhao, F L Ning
Recent studies suggest that the development and prognosis of breast cancer is in close correlation to molecular subtype of breast cancer. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been extensively applied in the treatment of local breast cancer in advanced stage. In order to verify the correlation between expression changes of estrogen receptor, progestrone receptor, human epithelial growth factor receptor 2 and Ki-67 after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, we studied 120 patients with stage IIAIIIC breast cancer who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy in Binzhou Medical University Hospital, Shandong, China from February 2011 to February 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078809/three-year-analysis-of-repeated-laboratory-tests-for-the-markers-total-cholesterol-ferritin-vitamin-d-vitamin-b12-and-folate-in-a-large-research-and-teaching-hospital-in-italy
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Monica Lanzoni, Marco Fornili, Irene Felicetta, Rita Maiavacca, Elia Biganzoli, Silvana Castaldi
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing number of diagnostic tests requests all over the world is a problem that can partially be explained by inappropriate testing. Impact on the total costs of health systems becomes relevant when tests are performed in a large amount. In this paper, retesting of total cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate is assessed. METHODS: The Quality Unit of Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Fondazione) decided to perform a first assessment of the appropriate use of the laboratory tests cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate focusing on the retesting interval for the same patient in the time period January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, in every care setting...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078188/new-innovations-for-deep-partial-thickness-burn-treatment-with-acell-matristem-matrix
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Justine S Kim, Alexander J Kaminsky, J Blair Summitt, Wesley P Thayer
Objective: Burn injuries remain a large financial burden on the healthcare system. According to CDC statistics (2010), nonfatal and hospitalized burns in the U.S. cost $1.8 billion for an annual incidence of ∼486,000 cases. To date, no technique proves to be the ideal therapy of deep partial-thickness burns. In this study, we review a trial usage of ACell (ACell, Inc.) wound matrix on deep partial-thickness burns. Approach: Burn patients were admitted through the Vanderbilt Emergency Department. Three were consented to receive ACell therapy...
December 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076988/ischemic-stroke-risk-in-east-asian-patients-with-cha2ds2-vasc-score-of-1-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ying Bai, Alena Shantsila, Gregory Y H Lip
Background The use of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 has been debated, partially due to limited data on ischemic stroke risk and specific clinical trials in these patients. East Asian patients have a different stroke risk profile compared to non-East Asians. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of ischemic stroke risk in AF patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 in East Asian countries. Methods A comprehensive literature search for studies evaluating ischemic stroke risk related with AF with CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 was conducted by two reviewers...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073804/hemodynamic-support-with-a-micro-axial-percutaneous-left-ventricular-assist-device-impella%C3%A2-protects-against-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-high-risk-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Michael P Flaherty, Sadip Pant, Samir V Patel, Tyler Kilgore, Sujith Dassanayaka, John Loughran, Wasiq Rawasia, Buddhadeb Dawn, Allen Cheng, Carlo R Bartoli
RATIONALE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) particularly in those with severely reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). The impact of partial hemodynamic support with a micro-axial percutaneous LV assist device (pLVAD) on renal function following high-risk PCI remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that partial hemodynamic support with the Impella 2.5 micro-axial pLVAD during high-risk PCI protected against AKI...
January 10, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073572/routine-preoperative-laboratory-testing-in-elective-pediatric-cardiothoracic-surgery-is-largely-unnecessary
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R Michael Nieto, Luis E De León, Daniel Trujillo Diaz, Kimberly A Krauklis, Charles D Fraser
OBJECTIVE: Routine preoperative laboratory testing (RLT) is common practice in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and is associated with significant cost burden to patients and families. We sought to examine the value of RLT in patients undergoing elective pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all scheduled elective pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at our institution from 2012 to 2014. Inpatients were excluded. Patient charts were reviewed to obtain preoperative laboratory values and determine relationship to case cancellation...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072626/acquired-coronary-artery-disease-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-true-or-a-false-problem
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Alessandro Giamberti, Mauro Lo Rito, Erika Conforti, Alessandro Varrica, Mario Carminati, Alessandro Frigiola, Lorenzo Menicanti, Massimo Chessa
BACKGROUND: The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is increasing and aging, and a large percentage of this population is now over 65 years of age. For this reason, it is probable that acquired coronary artery disease (CAD) will become an important issue that needs to be addressed also in these patients. We retrospectively analyzed all ACHD patients who underwent surgery in our Institution with the aim to investigate the incidence of associated CAD and the results of surgical treatment...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071636/epidemiology-of-male-seminomatous-and-nonseminomatous-germ-cell-tumors-and-response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center-in-india
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A Joshi, S Zanwar, N Shetty, V Patil, V Noronha, G Bakshi, G Prakash, S Menon, K Prabhash
INTRODUCTION: Unlike the developed countries, there is a lack of good epidemiologic data for testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) in India with majority presenting in advanced stage. This study aims to elaborate on the epidemiology of testicular GCTs and response to standard first-line chemotherapy (CT). METHODS: GCTs treated at our center from January 2013 to June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients underwent orchidectomy either outside or at our hospital...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070821/evaluation-of-safety-and-effectiveness-of-standardized-antifactor-xa-based-unfractionated-heparin-protocols-in-obese-versus-non-obese-patients
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Manuel Isherwood, Michelle L Murphy, Angela L Bingham, Laura A Siemianowski, Krystal Hunter, James M Hollands
Recent data have suggested that standard unfractionated heparin (UFH) protocols may over-anticoagulate obese patients. The goal of this retrospective study was to observe differences in anticoagulation parameters and safety outcomes for standardized antifactor Xa UFH protocols in obese and non-obese populations. Obese patients (N = 148) were identified over a 20-month period and matched to 148 non-obese patients based on age, gender, and admission date. Patients were included if they were on one of three approved UFH protocols [high (target antifactor Xa 0...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070767/strut-adjusted-volume-implant-savi-brachytherapy-based-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-apbi-in-african-american-women
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Amir Isbell, Jacquelyn Dunmore-Griffith, Olubunmi Abayomi
PURPOSE: To examine the clinical outcomes of postmenopausal African American (AA) women treated with strut-adjusted volume implant brachytherapy-based accelerated partial breast irradiation for early-stage node-negative breast cancer. METHODS: From January 2011 through April 2015, a total of 50 AA patients, meeting criteria to receive APBI as defined by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-39 (NASBP B-39), completed treatment with the SAVI breast brachytherapy device at Howard University Hospital...
January 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070725/type-of-resection-whipple-vs-distal-does-not-affect-the-national-failure-to-provide-post-resection-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-localized-pancreatic-cancer
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John R Bergquist, Tommy Ivanics, Christopher R Shubert, Elizabeth B Habermann, Rory L Smoot, Michael L Kendrick, David M Nagorney, Michael B Farnell, Mark J Truty
INTRODUCTION: Adjuvant chemotherapy improves survival after curative intent resection for localized pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Given the differences in perioperative morbidity, we hypothesized that patients undergoing distal partial pancreatectomy (DPP) would receive adjuvant therapy more often those undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (2004-2012) identified patients with localized PDAC undergoing DPP and PD, excluding neoadjuvant cases, and factors associated with receipt of adjuvant therapy were identified...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067454/concomitant-use-of-calcium-channel-blockers-with-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-and-re-hospitalization-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Chen-Yu Wang, Zhen-Fang Lin, Chii-Ming Lee, Yi-Wen Tsai, Ting-Ying Huang, Li-Jiuan Shen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Existing studies suggested that concomitant use of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) may interfere with the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of concomitant use of CCBs and clopidogrel on risks of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) re-hospitalization in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 51 925 patients who were admitted for newly diagnosed ACS, received percutaneous coronary intervention, and used clopidogrel within 1 year after discharge...
January 9, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066102/randomized-double-blind-comparative-study-of-oral-metronidazole-and-tinidazole-in-treatment-of-bacterial-vaginosis
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Indu M Raja, Asha Basavareddy, Deepali Mukherjee, Bikash Ranjan Meher
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and tolerability of oral metronidazole and tinidazole in patients with bacterial vaginosis (BV) using Amsel's criteria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a randomized double-blind study, conducted by the Departments of Pharmacology and Gynecology of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Patients diagnosed with BV received either tablet metronidazole 500 mg twice daily for 5 days or tablet tinidazole 500 mg once daily + one placebo for 5 days and instructed to come for follow-up at the 1(st) week and 4(th) week...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060934/a-cohort-study-of-adult-patients-with-severe-dengue-in-taiwanese-intensive-care-units-the-elderly-and-aptt-prolongation-matter-for-prognosis
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Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Cong-Tat Cia, Jen-Chieh Lee, Junne-Ming Sung, Nan-Yao Lee, Po-Lin Chen, Te-Hui Kuo, Jo-Yen Chao, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: There was a large dengue outbreak in Taiwan in 2015, in which the ages of the affected individuals were higher than those in other countries. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and prognostic factors for adults with severe dengue in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: All adults admitted to ICUs with dengue virus infection (DENV) at a medical center from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 were enrolled. DENV was diagnosed by the presence of serum NS1 antigen, IgM antibodies to dengue virus, or dengue virus RNA by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
January 6, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060175/cochlear-nerve-deficiency-and-brain-abnormalities-in-pediatric-patients
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Thierry Morlet, Markian Pazuniak, Robert C O'Reilly, Vinay Kandula, Arabinda K Choudhary
HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the intracranial abnormalities present in children with cochlear nerve deficiency (CND), including abnormalities of other cranial nerves, and to describe their auditory abilities. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of CND has increased with the development of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There are varying degrees of CND from true aplasia to hypoplasia. The etiology of CND remains unclear and it may be associated with intracranial abnormalities in some instances...
January 4, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058472/partial-splenectomy-is-superior-to-total-splenectomy-for-selected-patients-with-hemangiomas-or-cysts
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Lei Wang, Jianwei Xu, Feng Li, Hanxiang Zhan, Han Liu, Wei Chen, Sanyuan Hu
BACKGROUND: The superiority of partial splenectomy (PS) as a treatment for benign tumors has not well been confirmed. This study aimed to identify the short- and long-term outcomes of PS, to compare laparoscopic and laparotomic PS, and to demonstrate whether the effects of PS are superior to that of total splenectomy (TS). METHODS: Patients with either a hemangioma or cyst who underwent PS or TS from 2009 to 2015 at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University were included...
January 5, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058100/non-mucinous-lepidic-predominant-adenocarcinoma-presenting-with-extensive-aerogenous-spread
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Yusuke Takanashi, Shogo Tajima, Masaru Tsukui, Kazuya Shinmura, Takamitsu Hayakawa, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Neyatani, Kazuhito Funai
An extremely rare case of non-mucinous lepidic-predominant invasive adenocarcinoma (LPA) showing extensive aerogenous spread with a pneumonic presentation is reported. A 73-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of an infiltrative shadow on chest xray. Chest computed tomography revealed extensive ground glass opacities in the right lower lobe, which was accompanied by infiltrative shadow with a pneumonic presentation. Invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma was presumed, and a partial resection of the right lower lobe was done...
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058008/laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-posterosuperior-tumors-using-caudal-approach-and-postural-changes-a-new-technical-approach
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EDITORIAL
Zenichi Morise
Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) for tumors in the posterosuperior liver [segment (S) 7 and deep S6] is a challenging clinical procedure. This area is located in the bottom of the small subphrenic space (rib cage), with the large and heavy right liver on it when the patient is in the supine position. Thus, LLR of this area is technically demanding because of the handling of the right liver which is necessary to obtain a fine surgical view, secure hemostasis and conduct the resection so as to achieve an appropriate surgical margin in the cage...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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