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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342449/increased-use-of-adrenaline-in-the-management-of-childhood-anaphylaxis-over-the-last-decade
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Kristina Rueter, Brennan Ta, Natasha Bear, Michaela Lucas, Meredith L Borland, Susan L Prescott
BACKGROUND: We recently determined that allergy training programs have improved physician recognition and diagnosis of pediatric anaphylaxis in the last decade. OBJECTIVE: To investigate for changes in management, in particular the appropriate use of adrenaline for the treatment of anaphylaxis in a tertiary pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case note study including children aged 0 to 16 years coded and verified for anaphylaxis comparing cases in years 2003/2004 with 2012...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342435/the-2016-american-academy-of-ophthalmology-iris%C3%A2-registry-intelligent-research-in-sight-database-characteristics-and-methods
#2
Michael F Chiang, Alfred Sommer, William L Rich, Flora Lum, David W Parke
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of the patient population included in the 2016 IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) database for analytic aims. DESIGN: Description of a clinical data registry. PARTICIPANTS: The 2016 IRIS Registry database consists of 17 363 018 unique patients from 7200 United States-based ophthalmologists in the United States. METHODS: Electronic health record (EHR) data were extracted from the participating practices and placed into a clinical database...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342251/kinetics-of-serological-responses-in-critically-ill-patients-hospitalized-with-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-virus-infection-in-canada-2009-2011
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Melissa A Rolfes, F Liaini Gross, Brendan Flannery, Adrienne F A Meyers, Ma Luo, Nathalie Bastien, Robert A Fowler, Jacqueline M Katz, Min Z Levine, Anand Kumar, Timothy M Uyeki
Background: The kinetics of the antibody response during severe influenza are not well documented. Methods: Critically ill patients with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection, confirmed by RT-PCR or seroconversion (≥4-fold rise in titers), during 2009-2011 in Canada were prospectively studied. Antibody titers in serially collected sera were determined using hemagglutinin inhibition (HAI) and microneutralization assays. Average antibody curves were estimated using linear mixed effects models and compared by patient outcome, age, and corticosteroid treatment...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342157/timing-of-maternal-death-levels-trends-and-ecological-correlates-using-sibling-data-from-34-sub-saharan-african-countries
#4
Leena Merdad, Mohamed M Ali
Millennium Development Goal 5 has not been universally achieved, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding whether maternal deaths occur during pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium is important to effectively plan maternal health programs and allocate resources. Our main research objectives are to (1) describe the proportions and rates of mortality for the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods; (2) document how these trends vary by sub-region; and (3) investigate ecological correlations between these rates and maternal care interventions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342147/missed-opportunities-do-states-require-screening-of-children-for-health-conditions-that-interfere-with-learning
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Delaney Gracy, Anupa Fabian, Corey Hannah Basch, Maria Scigliano, Sarah A MacLean, Rachel K MacKenzie, Irwin E Redlener
METHODS: Investigators reviewed websites of state departments of health and education, and legislation for all 50 states and DC. For states with mandated screenings and a required form, investigators applied structured analysis to assess HBL inclusion. RESULTS: No state mandated that schools require screening for all 7 HBLs. Less than half (49%) required comprehensive school health examinations and only 12 states plus DC required a specific form. Of these, 12 of the forms required documentation of vision screening, 11 of hearing screening, and 12 of dental screening...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342081/age-and-gender-differences-in-psychological-distress-among-african-americans-and-whites-findings-from-the-2016-national-health-interview-survey
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Daphne C Watkins, Natasha C Johnson
Previous studies report a race and mental health paradox: Whites score higher on measures of major depression compared to African Americans, but the opposite is true for psychological distress (i.e., African Americans score higher on distress measures compared to Whites). Independently, race, age, and gender outcomes for psychological distress are well documented in the literature. However, there is relatively little research on how psychological distress interferes with the lives of African Americans and Whites at the intersection of their various race, age, and gender identities...
January 17, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342043/the-american-otological-society-at-its-sesquicentennial-insights-into-the-society-s-formative-years
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Robert K Jackler, Jennifer C Alyono, Albert C Mudry
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the sequence of events which led to the formation of the American Otological Society (AOS) in 1868 and to examine the lives and contributions of the nine founding members of the Society. METHODS: Study of primary historical documents, biographical material, and previous histories of the AOS. RESULTS: Earlier treatments of the history of the AOS minimally covered the events and personalities from the Society's formative period...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342031/adenocarcinoma-of-pigmented-ciliary-epithelium-in-a-child-with-aicardi-syndrome-and-congenital-microphthalmia-with-cyst
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Jennifer Lira, Duncan E Berry, Christopher L Weller, Alan D Proia, Ilya M Leyngold
A 5-year-old girl with Aicardi syndrome and microphthalmia with cyst of the OD presented with progressive enlargement of the cyst causing pain. Microophthalmia with inferior cyst (35 × 25 × 12 mm) was noted at birth, and Aicardi syndrome was diagnosed at 10 months by the presence of the classic triad of callosal agenesis, infantile spasms, and chorioretinal lacunae. She underwent enucleation with cyst resection, and subsequent reconstruction with a dermis fat graft. Histopathologic study revealed adenocarcinoma of the pigmented ciliary epithelium...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342018/mini-or-less-open-sublay-operation-milos-a-new-minimally-invasive-technique-for-the-extraperitoneal-mesh-repair-of-incisional-hernias
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Wolfgang Reinpold, Michael Schröder, Cigdem Berger, Jennifer Nehls, Alexander Schröder, Martin Hukauf, Ferdinand Köckerling, Reinhard Bittner
OBJECTIVE: Improvement of ventral hernia repair. BACKGROUND: Despite the use of mesh and other recent improvements, the currently popular techniques of ventral hernia repair have specific disadvantages and risks. METHODS: We developed the endoscopically assisted mini- or less-open sublay (MILOS) concept. The operation is performed transhernially via a small incision with light-holding laparoscopic instruments either under direct, or endoscopic visualization...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341986/pulmonary-dead-space-fraction-and-extubation-success-in-children-after-cardiac-surgery
#10
Renee L Devor, Paul Kang, Chasity Wellnitz, John J Nigro, Daniel A Velez, Brigham C Willis
OBJECTIVES: 1) Determine the correlation between pulmonary dead space fraction and extubation success in postoperative pediatric cardiac patients; and 2) document the natural history of pulmonary dead space fractions, dynamic compliance, and airway resistance during the first 72 hours postoperatively in postoperative pediatric cardiac patients. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. SETTING: Cardiac ICU in a quaternary care free-standing children's hospital...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341932/synthetic-extracellular-matrix-mimic-hydrogel-improves-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-for-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#11
Maria Chiara Ciuffreda, Giuseppe Malpasso, Cindy Chokoza, Deon Bezuidenhout, Kyle P Goetsch, Manuela Mura, Federica Pisano, Neil H Davies, Massimiliano Gnecchi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) repair infarcted hearts mainly through paracrine mechanisms. Low cell engraftment limits the release of soluble paracrine factors (SF) over time and, consequently, MSC efficacy. We tested whether a synthetic extracellular matrix mimic, a hydrogel containing heparin (H-HG), could ameliorate MSC engraftment and binding/release of SF, thus improving MSC therapy efficacy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In vitro, rat bone-marrow MSC (rBM-MSC) were seeded and grown into H-HG...
January 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341886/regulation-of-hsf1-protein-stabilization-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Chao Huang, Jingjing Wu, Li Xu, Jili Wang, Zhuo Chen, Rongrong Yang
Heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) is a transcriptional factor that determines the efficiency of heat shock responses (HSRs) in the cell. Given its function has been extensively studied in recent years, HSF1 is considered a potential target for the treatment of disorders associated with protein aggregation. The activity of HSF1 is traditionally regulated at the transcriptional level in which the transactivation domain of HSF1 is modified by extensive array of pos-translational modifications, such as phosphorylation, sumoylation, and acetylation...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341883/title-brain-region-specific-molecular-responses-to-maternal-separation-and-social-defeat-stress-in-mice
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Benjamin D Sachs, Ha L Tran, Emily Folse, Marc G Caron
The association between stress and mental illness has been well documented, but the molecular consequences of repeated exposure to stress have not been completely identified. The present study sought to elucidate the combinatorial effects of early life maternal separation stress and adult social defeat stress on alterations in signal transduction and gene expression that have been previously implicated in susceptibility to psychosocial stress. Molecular analyses were performed in the prelimbic/infralimbic cortex, amygdala, and nucleus accumbens, three brain regions that have been suggested to play critical roles in determining stress responses...
January 13, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341744/dynamical-transition-of-collective-motions-in-dry-proteins
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Zhuo Liu, Juan Huang, Madhusudan Tyagi, Hugh O'Neill, Qiu Zhang, Eugene Mamontov, Nitin Jain, Yujie Wang, Jie Zhang, Jeremy C Smith, Liang Hong
Water is widely assumed to be essential for protein dynamics and function. In particular, the well-documented "dynamical" transition at ∼200  K, at which the protein changes from a rigid, nonfunctional form to a flexible, functional state, as detected in hydrogenated protein by incoherent neutron scattering, requires hydration. Here, we report on coherent neutron scattering experiments on perdeuterated proteins and reveal that a transition occurs in dry proteins at the same temperature resulting primarily from the collective heavy-atom motions...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341551/reflection-on-curative-treatment-versus-palliation-of-symptoms-in-end-of-life-care
#15
Teresa Bridget Dowling
The conflicting tasks of treating or managing disease and preparing patients and their families for the end of life are well documented in haematology and palliative care settings. This article is a reflection on practice by a nursing student who was in the fourth year of an internship, and discusses a case study involving a woman at the end of life. It considers the approach to palliative and end of life care adopted in an oncology and haematology ward where there was a reluctance to be realistic about the limitations of treatments among some healthcare practitioners, who did not want to dispel unrealistic expectations of the patient's recovery as a result of continuing treatment...
January 17, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341529/-when-the-ward-overflows%C3%A2-the-impact-of-outlying-beds-on-patient-care
#16
Valérie Mosimann, Olivier Lamy, Julien Castioni
Due to the chronic lack of beds in hospitals, patients are often hospitalized in other departments (outlier patients), with a responsible physician working in another department. This causes increased thromboembolics risks, nosocomial infections, falls and delirium in the elderly, morbidity and mortality. Outlier patients, compared to standard patients, stay longer in the emergency department and their discharge documents are available later. Outlying is used daily in the CHUV hospital and new strategies are elaborated to manage patient flow, especially during the flu epidemic...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341517/proliferative-myositis-of-the-latissimus-dorsi-presenting-in-a-20-year-old-male-athlete
#17
N McHugh, R Tevlin, C Beggan, D J Ryan, J Larkin, F Moloney, M W Bennett, J Kelly
We describe the case of a 20-year-old rower presenting with an uncommon condition of Proliferative Myositis (PM) affecting the Latissimus Dorsi (LD). PM is a rare, benign tumour infrequently developing in the upper back. Its rapid growth and firm consistency may mistake it for sarcoma at presentation. Therefore, careful multidisciplinary work-up is crucial, and should involve appropriate radiological and histopathological investigations. Here, we propose the aetiology of LD PM to be persistent myotrauma induced by repetitive rowing motions...
August 8, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341379/erector-spinae-plane-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-preterm-infants
#18
Maria A Hernandez, Lucio Palazzi, Julio Lapalma, Joseph Cravero
Neuro-axial anesthesia has been the preferred technique for inguinal hernia repair when attempting to avoid general anesthesia in neonates and preterm infants. We present a case where an erector spinae plane block was used successfully for this surgery. Hemodynamic stability, minimal anesthetic requirements, and excellent pain control were documented. This block promises to be a valuable and safe alternative for inguinal hernia repair, accompanying the path of neuroprotective anesthesia.
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341373/antibiotic-allergy-labels-the-impact-of-taking-a-clinical-history
#19
Adrienne Torda, Victor Chan
BACKGROUND: Many patients admitted to hospital have an antibiotic allergy (AAL) documented in their medical record. In many of these, the reaction is not a hypersensitivity reaction or may no longer be relevant. Despite this, the label adversely affects patient care directly in terms of antibiotic selection, and indirectly in terms of patient costs and the development of antimicrobial resistance. AIMS: To estimate the prevalence of AALs in a cohort of hospitalised patients, to investigate the feasibility of de-labelling through re-challenge based solely upon clinical grounds...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341321/interleukin-6-contributes-to-chemoresistance-in-mda-mb-231-cells-via-targeting-hif-1%C3%AE
#20
Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Kai Zhang, Yongxiang Yin, Yu Chen, Ting Zhang
Chemoresistance is a critical challenge in the clinical treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). It has been well documented that inflammatory mediators from tumor microenvironment are involved in the pathogenesis of TNBC and might be related to chemoresistance of cancer cells. In this study, the contribution of interleukin-6 (IL-6), one of the principal oncogenic molecules, in chemoresistance of a TNBC cell line MDA-MB-231 was first investigated. The results showed that IL-6 treatment could induce upregulation of HIF-1α via the activation of STAT3 in MDA-MB-231 cells, which consequently contributed to its effect against chemotherapeutic drug-induced cytotoxicity and cell apoptosis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
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