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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088027/an-alternative-strategy-to-western-blot-as-a-confirmatory-diagnostic-test-for-hiv-infection
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Xia Feng, Jibao Wang, Zhiyun Gao, Yu Tian, Ling Zhang, Huichao Chen, Tong Zhang, Lin Xiao, Jun Yao, Wenge Xing, Maofeng Qiu, Yan Jiang
BACKGROUND: In China, western blot (WB) is the recommended procedure for the diagnosis of HIV infection. However, this technique is time consuming and labor intensive, and its complexity restricts wide application in resource-limited regions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a dry blood spots (DBS)-urine paired enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, instead of WB, for HIV antibody detection. STUDY DESIGN: Plasma, DBS, and urine samples were collected from 1213 subjects from different populations...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079871/the-relationship-between-the-rising-cesarean-delivery-and-postpartum-readmission-rates
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M A Clapp, J N Robinson, S E Little
OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to determine if the increasing rate of postpartum readmissions is related to the increasing rate of cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN: Readmitted patients were identified in the State Inpatient Databases of California, Florida and New York from 2004 to 2011. Relevant maternal comorbidities, pregnancy complications and intrapartum events were collected using ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes. The effects of cesarean delivery were first examined via univariate logistic regression to calculate the odds of readmission by year for patients who had delivered via cesarean section...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079865/differences-in-mortality-characteristics-in-neonates-with-down-s-syndrome
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C L Cua, U Haque, S Santoro, L Nicholson, C H Backes
OBJECTIVE: Neonates with Down's syndrome (nDS) may have multiple medical issues that place them at increased risk for mortality during the newborn period. Goal of this study was to determine if there are differences in baseline characteristics, medical complications or procedures performed during hospitalization between nDS who survived versus those who died during initial hospitalization. STUDY DESIGN: Data from 2000 to 2014 were reviewed using the Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS) database on all DS patients admitted to the hospital <30 days postnatal life...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079786/fatal-postoperative-systemic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-benfluorex-induced-valvular-heart-disease-surgery-a-case-report
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Christophe Baufreton, Patrick Bruneval, Marie-Christine Rousselet, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Olivier Fouquet, Raphael Giraud, Carlo Banfi
RATIONALE: Drug-induced valvular heart disease (DI-VHD) remains an under-recognized entity. PATIENT CONCERNS: This report describes a heart valve replacement which was complicated by intractable systemic pulmonary arterial hypertension in a 61-year-old female with severe restrictive mitral and aortic disease. The diagnosis of valvular disease was preceded by a history of unexplained respiratory distress. The patient had been exposed to benfluorex for 6.5 years. DIAGNOSES: The diagnostic procedure documented specific drug-induced valvular fibrosis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079779/pathologically-diagnosed-placenta-accreta-and-hemorrhagic-morbidity-in-a-subsequent-pregnancy
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Cassandra Roeca, Sarah E Little, Daniela A Carusi
OBJECTIVE: To identify the relationship between pathologically diagnosed placenta accreta and risk of major morbidity in a subsequent pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with pathologically diagnosed placenta accreta in an index pregnancy who returned with a subsequent pregnancy at our academic center from 2007 to 2015. Subsequent delivery outcomes included minor, major, or no morbidity. Minor morbidity included estimated blood loss 500-1,500 cc for vaginal and 1,000-1,500 cc for cesarean delivery, transfusion of one to three units of red cells, and minor surgical procedures...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079772/severe-maternal-morbidity-among-hispanic-women-in-new-york-city-investigation-of-health-disparities
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Elizabeth A Howell, Natalia N Egorova, Teresa Janevic, Amy Balbierz, Jennifer Zeitlin, Paul L Hebert
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in severe maternal morbidity between Hispanic mothers and three major Hispanic subgroups compared with non-Hispanic white mothers and the extent to which differences in delivery hospitals may contribute to excess morbidity among Hispanic mothers. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study using linked 2011-2013 New York City discharge and birth certificate data sets (n=353,773). Rates of severe maternal morbidity were calculated using a published algorithm based on diagnosis and procedure codes...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079668/noninvasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension-and-detection-of-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhosis-state-of-the-art
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Ana C de Oliveira
Portal hypertension (PHT) is a major consequence of any chronic liver disease and it is the main cause of complications in patients with cirrhosis. Measurement of hepatic vein pressure gradient is considered the gold standard for PHT assessment, together with its diagnosis and prognosis relevance. Even though hepatic vein pressure gradient measurement is a safe procedure, it is still considered an invasive technique and not widely available. There is thus a need for noninvasive methods that can predict the progression of PHT as well as the presence and the risk of complications related to esophageal varices...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078714/percutaneous-closure-of-post-infarction-ventricular-septal-defects-an-over-decade-long-experience
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Robert Sabiniewicz, Zenon Huczek, Karol Zbroński, Piotr Scisło, Bartosz Rymuza, Janusz Kochman, Miłosz Marć, Marek Grygier, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Mieczysław Dziarmaga, Piotr Leśniewicz, Jarosław Hiczkiewicz, Michał Kidawa, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
OBJECTIVES: To report an over decade-long experience with percutaneous post-infarction ventricular septal defect (PIVSD) closure. BACKGROUND: PIVSDs remains a major clinical challenge with extremely high mortality. Data concerning interventional closure of PIVSD is scarce. METHODS: All percutaneous PIVSD closures performed between 2003 and 2016 in 8 participating centres were identified. Data concerning patients and procedures was acquired...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078439/liquid-based-versus-conventional-cytology-of-oral-brush-biopsies-a-split-sample-pilot-study
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T W Remmerbach, N Pomjanski, U Bauer, H Neumann
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective split sample study was to evaluate the applicability of liquid-based cytology (LBC) of oral brush biopsies for detection of oral cancer. METHODS: Two different preparation techniques were investigated: the conventional transfer procedure to glass slides and the LBC preparation method. The obtainments of epithelial cells were performed five times with a nylon brush and transferred onto five glass slides. Additionally, the brushes, which were normally discarded, were stored in a fixative solution...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078384/echocardiographic-versus-angiographic-assessment-of-patent-arterial-duct-in-percutaneous-closure-towards-x-ray-free-duct-occlusion
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Inês Carmo Mendes, Hannah Heard, Kelly Peacock, Thomas Krasemann, Gareth J Morgan
Device selection and procedural guidance for percutaneous ductal closure strongly rely upon angiographic and echocardiographic imaging. Current literature recognises 2D echocardiography as an essential tool for diagnosis and assessment but does not define a consistent methodology to optimise ductal measurement. There is little research comparing echocardiography with gold standard angiography for ductal measurement. Proving 2D echocardiographic ductal measurement to be equivalent to angiography could pave the way for its use as the primary modality in image guidance for percutaneous closure of the ductus...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078376/ipsilateral-dual-site-same-sitting-percutaneous-lung-biopsy-a-feasibility-study
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Joseph Barnett, Aniket N Tavare, Sajid Khan, Ashish Saini, Dean D Creer, Samanjit S Hare
PURPOSE: Patients with thoracic malignancies often have more than one site of pulmonary, nodal or pleural disease within one hemithorax. In addition, large heterogeneous lesions may comprise distinct, mixed pathological entities. Histological analysis of these lesions can alter tumour staging and treatment options. We investigated the feasibility, safety and benefit of performing image-guided percutaneous lung biopsy (PLB) of two lesions in the same hemithorax at a single sitting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten consecutive outpatients with two or more potential disease foci within the same hemithorax were analysed over a 15-month period...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077413/cancer-related-hospitalisations-and-unknown-stage-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-record-linkage-study
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Qingwei Luo, Xue Qin Yu, David Paul Smith, David Eamon Goldsbury, Claire Cooke-Yarborough, Manish Indravadan Patel, Dianne Lesley O'Connell
OBJECTIVES: To identify reasons for prostate cancer stage being recorded as 'unknown' in Australia's largest population-based cancer registry. DESIGN: Prospective population-based cohort. SETTING: New South Wales (NSW) is the most populous state in Australia, with almost one third of the total national population. PARTICIPANTS: NSW Cancer Registry (NSWCR) records for prostate cancer cases diagnosed in 2001-2009 were linked to the NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection (APDC) for 2000-2010...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076984/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-body-weight-loss-and-survival-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-population-based-registry-study
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Antonio Fasano, Nicola Fini, Diana Ferraro, Laura Ferri, Marco Vinceti, Jessica Mandrioli
OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion, and its timing, on ALS survival, and to study prognostic factors of survival before and after PEG placement in a population-based setting. METHODS: In this observational population-based, registry study, we enrolled patients with newly- diagnosed ALS, according to the El Escorial revised criteria, who were resident in the Emilia Romagna Region, and who developed severe dysphagia needing enteral nutritional support...
January 11, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076305/analytical-and-diagnostic-performance-of-two-automated-fecal-calprotectin-immunoassays-for-detection-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Maxime M W De Sloovere, Dieter De Smet, Filip J Baert, Johan Debrabandere, Hilde J M Vanpoucke
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the (pre-)analytical and diagnostic performance of two automated fecal calprotectin (FC) immunoassays, Liaison® Calprotectin (Diasorin) on Liaison® XL and fCAL™ turbo (Bühlmann laboratories AG) on Cobas C501 (Roche Diagnostics), and compared it with our established Bühlmann ELISA method. METHODS: Our study comprised 229 consecutive patients with clinical suspicion of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). RESULTS: All assay related stool extraction procedures showed excellent correlation with the established method, but the new stool extraction devices tend to give higher results as compared with stool weight methods...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075516/quantifying-severe-urinary-complications-after-radical-prostatectomy-the-development-and-validation-of-a-surgical-performance-indicator-using-hospital-administrative-data
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A Sujenthiran, S C Charman, M Parry, J Nossiter, A Aggarwal, P Dasgupta, H Payne, N W Clarke, P Cathcart, J van der Meulen
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a surgical performance indicator based on severe urinary complications that require an intervention within two years after radical prostatectomy (RP) identified in hospital administrative data. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Men who underwent RP between 2008 and 2012 in England were identified using hospital administrative data. A transparent coding-framework based on procedure codes was developed to identify severe urinary complications which were grouped into "stricture", "incontinence" and "other"...
January 11, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075434/diagnosis-and-surgical-correction-of-congenital-bilateral-patellar-luxation-in-two-dwarf-zebu-calves
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Göknil Kalayci, Cagri Binici, Julia Tünsmeyer, Silke Stein, Ahmad Al Aiyan, Kerstin Müller, Leo Brunnberg
This case study presents two female dwarf zebu calves with permanent bilateral flexion of the stifle joint secondary to bilateral congenital lateral patellar luxation. The patella could be manually repositioned bilaterally in the first calf (14 days old), but re-luxated immediately with release of manual pressure (luxation grade III). In the second calf (28 days old) both patellae were permanently luxated laterally (grade IV). The right and left stifles of each calf were operated in a staged procedure with approximately 14 days between surgery of the two sides...
January 11, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074924/metabotyping-patients-journeys-reveals-early-predisposition-to-lung-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Raluca Georgiana Maltesen, Bodil Steen Rasmussen, Shona Pedersen, Munsoor Ali Hanifa, Sergey Kucheryavskiy, Søren Risom Kristensen, Reinhard Wimmer
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and patients with severe symptoms undergo cardiac surgery. Even after uncomplicated surgeries, some patients experience postoperative complications such as lung injury. We hypothesized that the procedure elicits metabolic activity that can be related to the disease progression, which is commonly observed two-three days postoperatively. More than 700 blood samples were collected from 50 patients at nine time points pre-, intra-, and postoperatively...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074540/complications-of-percutaneous-liver-biopsy-with-klatskin-needles-a-36-year-single-centre-experience
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V Takyar, O Etzion, T Heller, D E Kleiner, Y Rotman, M G Ghany, N Fryzek, V H Williams, E Rivera, S Auh, T J Liang, J H Hoofnagle, C Koh
BACKGROUND: Liver biopsy is the gold standard in evaluating liver diseases but is susceptible to complications. Safety data on aspiration needle biopsies remain limited. AIM: To evaluate the safety of percutaneous liver biopsy performed with Klatskin needle. METHODS: Clinical and biochemical data were retrospectively retrieved from sequential subjects who underwent liver biopsy with Klatskin needle from 1978 to 2015. Subjects with complications underwent thorough chart reviews for hospital course...
January 10, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074438/is-there-variation-in-procedural-utilization-for-lumbar-spine-disorders-between-a-fee-for-service-and-salaried-healthcare-system
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Heeren Makanji, Wei Jiang, Tracey Koehlmoos, Christopher M Bono, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Whether compensation for professional services drives the use of those services is an important question that has not been answered in a robust manner. Specifically, there is a growing concern that spine care practitioners may preferentially choose more costly or invasive procedures in a fee-for-service system, irrespective of the underlying lumbar disorder being treated. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Were proportions of interbody fusions higher in the fee-for-service setting as opposed to the salaried Department of Defense setting? (2) Were the odds of interbody fusion increased in a fee-for-service setting after controlling for indications for surgery? METHODS: Patients surgically treated for lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis (2006-2014) were identified...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073208/experience-of-percutaneous-access-under-ultrasound-guidance-in-renal-transplant-patients-with-allograft-lithiasis
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Silvano Palazzo, Ottavio Colamonico, Saverio Forte, Matteo Matera, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Pasquale Ditonno, Michele Battaglia, Pasquale Martino
OBJECTIVE: Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has an incidence of 0.2 to 1.7%, it increases the risk of infection in immunosuppressed patients and it can lead to ureteral obstruction that is often associated with deterioration of renal function. Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has different characteristics compared to the native kidney, due to the absence of innervation, which does not lead to colic pain. Percutaneous approach is an optimal choice in transplant patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Here we report our experience in two cadaveric transplant patients with urolithiasis...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
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