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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924374/pain-relief-after-triamcinolone-infiltration-in-patients-with-bladder-pain-syndrome-with-hunner-s-ulcers
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Laura Mateu, Laura Izquierdo, Agustín Franco, Meritxell Costa, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Antonio Alcaraz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a chronic condition with severe implications in the patient's quality of life with no definitive treatment. Our objective was to assess pain relief after triamcinolone injection in patients with BPS with Hunner's ulcers (HU). METHODS: Retrospective study of 20 consecutive patients with BPS treated at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona with triamcinolone injection with flexible cystoscope between 2015 and 2016...
December 6, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922536/traffic-related-air-pollution-and-attention-in-primary-school-children-short-term-association
#2
Jordi Sunyer, Elisabet Suades-González, Raquel García-Esteban, Ioar Rivas, Jesús Pujol, Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol, Joan Forns, Xavier Querol, Xavier Basagaña
BACKGROUND: Although air pollution's short-term effects are well understood to be marked and preventable, its acute neuropsychological effects have, to our knowledge, not yet been studied. We aim to examine the association between daily variation in traffic-related air pollution and attention. METHODS: We conducted a follow-up study from January 2012 to March 2013 in 2,687 school children from 265 classrooms in 39 schools in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). We assessed four domains of children's attention processes every 3 months over four repeated visits providing a total of 10,002 computerized tests on 177 different days using the child Attention Network test (ANT)...
November 29, 2016: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920119/randomized-trial-to-reduce-emergency-visits-or-hospital-admissions-using-telephone-coaching-to-complex-patients
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María González-Ortega, Joan Gené-Badia, Belchin Kostov, Vicente García-Valdecasas, Carmen Pérez-Martín
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity remains a matter of international interest, given growing prevalence of chronic conditions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact that adding a telephone coaching intervention by a family physician to usual care has on reducing resource consumption and improving health status, caregiver burden and quality of life among complex chronic patients (CCP) compared with usual care. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted on a random sample of CCP from three primary care teams in Barcelona...
December 5, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919890/prevalence-of-esbl-and-or-carbapenemase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-yellow-legged-gulls-from-barcelona-spain
#4
Andrea Vergara, Cristina Pitart, Tomás Montalvo, Ignasi Roca, Sara Sabaté, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Raquel Planell, Francesc Marco, Beatriz Ramírez, Víctor Peracho, Mercé de Simón, Jordi Vila
Seventy two (54.5%) out of 132 fecal samples were positive for either extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) (51.5%), carbapenemase (1.5%) or cephamycinase (1.5%) producing Escherichia coli from a group of yellow-legged gulls in Barcelona, Spain. The isolation of two carbapenemase-producing E. coli strains is a matter of concern.
December 5, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916795/first-and-second-line-targeted-systemic-therapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-update-on-patient-selection-and-response-evaluation
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REVIEW
Johann von Felden, Kornelius Schulze, Ines Gil-Ibanez, Tobias Werner, Henning Wege
Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with vascular invasion and/or extrahepatic spread and preserved liver function, according to stage C of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification, has a dismal prognosis. The multi-targeted tyrosine-kinase receptor inhibitor (TKI) sorafenib is the only proven active substance in systemic HCC therapy for first-line treatment. In this review, we summarize current aspects in patient selection and management of side effects, and provide an update on response evaluation during first-line sorafenib therapy...
November 28, 2016: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914929/structured-additive-distributional-regression-for-analyzing-landings-per-unit-effort-in-fisheries-research
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Valeria Mamouridis, Nadja Klein, Thomas Kneib, Carmen Cadarso Suarez, Francesc Maynou
We analysed the landings per unit effort (LPUE) from the Barcelona trawl fleet targeting the red shrimp (Aristeus antennatus) using novel Bayesian structured additive distributional regression to gain a better understanding of the dynamics and determinants of variation in LPUE. The data set, covering a time span of 17 years, includes fleet-dependent variables (e.g. the number of trips performed by vessels), temporal variables (inter- and intra-annual variability) and environmental variables (the North Atlantic Oscillation index)...
November 30, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914773/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-tatme-for-rectal-cancer-step-by-step-description-of-the-surgical-technique-for-a-two-teams-approach
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M C Arroyave, F B DeLacy, A M Lacy
Interest in transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is growing worldwide due to the application of minimally invasive techniques to rectal cancer surgery while maintaining adequate oncologic outcomes. This article presents the standardised and refined technique after performing more than 300 operations at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.
November 20, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906154/-factors-associated-with-overweight-and-obesity-in-schoolchildren-from-8-to-9-years-old-barcelona-spain
#8
Francesca Sánchez-Martínez, Peter Torres Capcha, Gemma Serral Cano, Sara Valmayor Safont, Conxa Castell Abat, Carles Ariza Cardenal
OBJECTIVE: Childhood overweight and obesity have increased progressively in the last decades, especially in countries of Southern Europe. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of overweight, obesity and its determinants in schoolchildren between 8-9 years old from Barcelona. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of a representative sample of 3,262 schoolchildren in 2011. Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated following the criteria established by the World Health Organization (z-scores)...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895270/dicrocoelium-dendriticum-an-unusual-parasitological-diagnosis-in-a-reference-international-health-unit
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Zaira Moure, Francesc Zarzuela, Mateu Espasa, Diana Pou, Nuria Serre-Delcor, Begoña Treviño, Cristina Bocanegra, Israel Molina, Tomas Pumarola, Elena Sulleiro
Finding Dicrocoelium dendriticum eggs in human feces is exceptional and there are few prevalence data available. True infection occurs after accidental ingestion of ants containing metacercariae and spurious infection through the consumption of infected animal liver. Differential diagnosis between true and pseudo-infections is performed through stool examination after a diet free of liver. In addition, microscopy can help to differentiate the type of infection. We report six cases, all from sub-Saharan Africa, detection of this fluke at the Tropical Medicine Unit Vall d'Hebron-Drassanes (Barcelona, Spain)...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894267/prevalence-of-colonization-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-st398-in-pigs-and-pig-farm-workers-in-an-area-of-catalonia-spain
#10
Esteban Reynaga, Marian Navarro, Anna Vilamala, Pere Roure, Manuel Quintana, Marian Garcia-Nuñez, Raül Figueras, Carmen Torres, Gianni Lucchetti, Miquel Sabrià
BACKGROUND: A livestock-associated clonal lineage (ST398) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified causing colonization or infection in farm workers. The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of MRSA-ST398 colonization in pigs and in pig farmers in an area with a high pig population (Osona, Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional prevalence study in Osona (Catalonia, Spain), from June 2014 to June 2015...
November 28, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890811/enteric-fever-in-barcelona-changing-patterns-of-importation-and-antibiotic-resistance
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Ana Requena-Méndez, Monica Berrocal, Manuel Almela, Alex Soriano, Joaquim Gascón, José Muñoz
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever's incidence is decreasing among residents of high-income countries, although it's rising in travelers coming from low-resource endemic settings. The study's aim is to describe epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of patients with enteric fever. METHODS: Retrospective descriptive study of enteric fever cases diagnosed at a Tropical Medicine Unit in Barcelona, 1993-2012. RESULTS: Out of 40 patients, 31(77,5%) were returning travelers, and 70% of them had been in Southern Asia...
November 24, 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890422/treatment-efficacy-of-ct-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-for-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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T Yin, W Li, P Zhao, Y Wang, J Zheng
AIM: To evaluate the treatment efficacy and potential complications of computed tomography (CT)-guided microwave ablation for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected and analysed from 220 HCC patients treated with CT-guided microwave ablation and followed up for 2 years. Independent risk factors for overall survival and progression-free survival (PFS) were analysed. RESULTS: Among all cases followed, the cumulative overall survival rates at 1 and 2 years were 95...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888402/infectious-encephalitis-utility-of-a-rational-approach-to-aetiological-diagnosis-in-daily-clinical-practice
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C López-Sánchez, E Sulleiro, C Bocanegra, S Romero, G Codina, I Sanz, J Esperalba, J Serra, C Pigrau, J Burgos, B Almirante, V Falcó
In this study we attempt to assess the utility of a simplified step-wise diagnostic algorithm to determinate the aetiology of encephalitis in daily clinical practice and to describe the main causes in our setting. This was a prospective cohort study of all consecutive cases of encephalitis in adult patients diagnosed between January 2010 and March 2015 at the University Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain. The aetiological study was carried out following the proposed step-wise algorithm. The proportion of aetiological diagnoses achieved in each step was analysed...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887822/decline-of-trace-metal-pollution-in-the-bottom-sediments-of-the-barcelona-city-continental-shelf-nw-mediterranean
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Albert Palanques, Laura Lopez, Jorge Guillén, Pere Puig, Pere Masqué
The evolution of trace metal pollution on the Barcelona city continental shelf during the last few decades was studied by analyzing the historical records of trace metals in sediment cores and surface sediment samples taken at the same locations in 1987 and in 2008. Polluted surface samples taken in 1987 reached enrichment factors of up to 490 for Hg, about 40 for Pb and Cd, and about 17 for Zn, Cr and Cu. The data show a decline of up to one order of magnitude in the trace metal content of surface sediments during the last few decades, with maximum enrichment factors of between 20 and 30 for Hg and Cd and between 5 and 12 for Zn, Cr, Pb and Cu...
November 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882236/improved-survival-with-double-platinum-therapy-transcatheter-arterial-infusion-using-cisplatin-and-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-using-miriplatin-for-bclc-b-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Toru Ishikawa, Satoshi Abe, Takayuki Watanabe, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Keiichi Seki, Terasu Honma, Toshiaki Yoshida
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the standard therapy for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification intermediate stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, other transcatheter methods, such as transcatheter arterial infusion (TAI), also play an important role in the treatment of advanced HCC. Although it has been reported that TAI with a high concentration of a fine-powder formulation of cisplatin (DDP-H) reduced intrahepatic recurrence and improved survival, the combined use of TAI with DDP-H and TACE has not yet been investigated...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881186/the-social-network-around-influenza-vaccination-in-health-care-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Llupià, Joaquim Puig, Guillermo Mena, José M Bayas, Antoni Trilla
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination coverage remains low among health care workers (HCWs) in many health facilities. This study describes the social network defined by HCWs' conversations around an influenza vaccination campaign in order to describe the role played by vaccination behavior and other HCW characteristics in the configuration of the links among subjects. METHODS: This study used cross-sectional data from 235 HCWs interviewed after the 2010/2011 influenza vaccination campaign at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (HCB), Spain...
November 24, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880069/role-of-first-trimester-hba1c-as-a-predictor-of-adverse-obstetric-outcomes-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort
#17
Laura Mañé, Juana Antonia Flores-Le Roux, David Benaiges, Marta Rodríguez, Irene Marcelo, Juan José Chillarón, Juan Pedro-Botet, Gemma Llauradó, Lucía Gortazar, Ramón Carreras, Antonio Payà
CONTEXT: Risk of obstetric complications increases linearly with rising maternal glycaemia. Testing HbA1c is an effective option to detect hyperglycemia but its association with adverse pregnancy outcomes remains unclear. Emerging data sustains that an early HbA1c≥5.9% could act as a pregnancy risk marker. OBJECTIVE: To determine, in a multi-ethnic cohort, whether an early ≥5.9% HbA1c could be useful to identify women without diabetes mellitus at increased pregnancy risk...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866530/-comparison-of-the-prognosis-after-hepatic-resection-for-patients-with-barcelona-clinical-liver-cancer-stage-b-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
H G Qin, J H Zhong, B D Xiang, F X Wu, N F Peng, X M You, W P Yuan, W F Gong, L Ma, L Q Li
Objective: To compare the efficacy of hepatic resection (HR) in patients with Barcelona Clinical Liver Cancer (BCLC) Stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and examine how that efficacy has changed over time in a large medical center. Methods: A consecutive sample of 918 patients with preserved liver function and large and/or multinodular HCC who were treated by initial HR were divided into three groups: those with a single tumor ≥5 cm in diameter (n=582), 2-3 tumors with a maximum diameter>3 cm (n=223), or>3 tumors of any diameter (n=113)...
November 15, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865416/embryo-yield-in-dairy-cattle-after-superovulation-with-folltropin-or-pluset
#19
M Mikkola, J Taponen
Two commercial FSH products were compared in a retrospective study on 3990 commercial superovulations and embryo recoveries in dairy heifers and cows. In addition, the 56-day nonreturn rate of 19,400 embryos produced with these two preparations was analyzed. Embryo collections were performed during a 16-year period from donors of Holstein and Ayrshire breeds. Folltropin (Vetoquinol S.A., Lure cedex, France) group (Group F) consisted of 2592 superovulations, of which 80% were performed on heifers and 20% on cows, and Pluset (Laboratorios Calier, S...
January 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858714/feasibility-of-lumbar-puncture-in-the-study-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-for-alzheimer-s-disease-in-subjects-with-down-syndrome
#20
María Carmona-Iragui, Telma Santos, Sebastián Videla, Susana Fernández, Bessy Benejam, Laura Videla, Daniel Alcolea, Kaj Blennow, Rafael Blesa, Alberto Lleó, Juan Fortea
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the main medical problem in older adults with Down syndrome (DS). Studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) AD biomarkers are limited and the feasibility of lumbar puncture (LP) is controversial in this population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the frequency of complications after a LP in DS. METHODS: We collected data from 80 adults with DS that underwent a LP within the Down Alzheimer Barcelona Neuroimaging Initiative...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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