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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243020/effect-of-1064-nm-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-on-invasiveness-and-innate-immune-response-in-keratinocytes-infected-with-candida-albicans
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Baroni Adone, De Filippis Anna, Oliviero Giovanni, Fusco Alessandra, Perfetto Brunella, Buommino Elisabetta, Donnarumma Giovanna
Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogen commensal in the oral cavity, vagina, and healthy skin. Common therapeutic options for fungal infections are topical or systemic antifungal drugs. Recently, in cutaneous pathologies, lasers and light-based treatments have emerged showing few contraindications and minimal side effects. The Q-switched (Nd-YAG) laser at a wavelength of 1064 nm has been shown to be useful in dermatology, dentistry, and some other medical specialties. It is used to treat onychomycoses, warts, and wounds and in some other treatments...
December 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241963/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-pediatric-surgery-how-and-when-to-use
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REVIEW
Lisieux Eyer de Jesus, Alana Bandeira Martins, Pablo Baptista Oliveira, Fernanda Gomes, Thais Leve, Samuel Dekermacher
INTRODUCTION: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been widely adopted to treat laparostomy, abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and complicated wounds associated with tissue loss. The method presents specific aspects, advantages and indications in Pediatrics. Our aim is to review the evidence available about NPWT in children. METHODS: Active search for papers about NPWT in Pediatric patients. Papers referring to orthopedic problems, wound complications after Cardiac Surgery or burns were excluded...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239900/isoniazid-preventive-therapy-for-people-with-hiv-who-are-heavy-alcohol-drinkers-in-high-tb-hiv-burden-countries-a-risk-benefit-analysis
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J Morgan Freiman, Karen R Jacobson, Winnie R Muyindike, C Robert Horsburgh, Jerrold J Ellner, Judith A Hahn, Benjamin P Linas
BACKGROUND: Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) reduces mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV), and is recommended for those without active tuberculosis (TB) symptoms. Heavy alcohol use, however, is contraindicated for liver toxicity concerns. We evaluated the risks and benefits of IPT at antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation to ART alone for PLHIV who are heavy drinkers in three high TB/HIV burden countries. METHODS: We developed a Markov simulation model to compare ART alone to ART with either 6 or 36 months of IPT for heavy drinking PLHIV enrolling in care in Brazil, India, and Uganda...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239576/living-donor-kidney-transplantation
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Ilkka Helanterä, Eero Honkanen, Jutta Huhti, Helena Isoniemi, Hannu Jalanko, Marko Lempinen, Marja Miettinen, Arno Nordin, Risto Tertti, Satu Mäkelä
While the majority of kidney transplantations in Finland have been traditionally performed from deceased donors, the frequency of living donors should be increased. Kidney donation is a safe procedure for a carefully examined donor, and for the recipient living donation enables elective surgery and preemptive transplantation. Potential risks for the donor must be minimized, but according to current recommendations, mild hypertension or obesity are not absolute contraindications for donation. Guidelines for donor selection and examination have been updated to simplify the process for all parties...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239187/-immunotherapy-for-bladder-cancer
#5
T Büchler
Urothelial carcinoma is the most common urological malignancy. Nonspecific immunotherapy using the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine has long been the mainstay for the treatment of high-risk superficial bladder carcinoma in an adjuvant setting after transurethral endoscopic resection. In metastatic disease, cisplatin-based chemotherapy remains the main therapeutic modality. In Europe, the standard second-line chemotherapy for patients with cisplatin-refractory tumours is vinflunine. Other systemic treatments with a lower level of evidence include paclitaxel and docetaxel...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239000/minimal-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-and-drug-drug-disease-interaction-model-of-rivaroxaban-and-verapamil-in-healthy-and-renally-impaired-subjects
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Mohamed Ismail, Vincent H Lee, Christina R Chow, Christopher M Rubino
Current dosing recommendations for rivaroxaban advocate dosage reduction in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment and avoidance of concomitant strong inhibitors of CYP3A or P-glycoprotein. However, rivaroxaban dosing in patients with mild renal impairment taking concomitant moderate inhibitors of CYP3A and P-glycoprotein is not addressed. To quantify the impacts of concomitant verapamil administration and renal impairment on rivaroxaban pharmacokinetics, a minimal physiologically based pharmacokinetic model system was developed and used to evaluate potential increases in rivaroxaban exposure and the consequent increase in risk of major bleeding...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237680/personalized-anticoagulation-optimizing-warfarin-management-using-genetics-and-simulated-clinical-trials
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Kourosh Ravvaz, John A Weissert, Christian T Ruff, Chih-Lin Chi, Peter J Tonellato
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials testing pharmacogenomic-guided warfarin dosing for patients with atrial fibrillation have demonstrated conflicting results. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are expensive and contraindicated for several conditions. A strategy optimizing anticoagulant selection remains an unmet clinical need. METHODS AND RESULTS: Characteristics from 14 206 patients with atrial fibrillation were integrated into a validated warfarin clinical trial simulation framework using iterative Bayesian network modeling and a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234617/transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation-in-open-heart-surgery-an-off-label-technique
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Jacopo Alfonsi, Giacomo Murana, Anna Corsini, Carlo Savini, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Davide Pacini
Extensive mitral annulus calcifications are considered a contraindication for valve surgery. We describe the case of a 76-year-old female with severe mitral and aortic stenosis associated with extensive calcifications of the heart. The patient underwent an open mitroaortic valve replacement using transcatheter aortic valve implantation with an Edwards SAPIEN XT valve (Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Irvine, CA, USA) in the mitral position. The aortic valve was replaced using a stentless valve prosthesis (LivaNova SOLO; LivaNova PLC, London, UK)...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234541/radical-cystectomy-in-the-elderly-is-this-a-safe-treatment-option
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Matthew J Young, Muhammad Elmussareh, Philip Weston, Mohantha Dooldeniya
Objective: To determine if significant differences exist in the perioperative outcomes of patients aged >75 years treated with radical cystectomy (RC) compared to younger patients, as RC is frequently not offered to 'elderly' patients with bladder cancer because of supposed increased risks of complications. Patients and methods: We retrospectively analysed prospectively collected data of all patients that underwent RC in our centre from May 2013 to June 2015...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231799/the-minimally-invasive-approach-for-distal-radius-fractures-and-malunions
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Philippe A Liverneaux
This article reviews the author's currently used minimal invasive approach for volar plating of distal radius fractures. A single longitudinal incision of 1.5 cm is drawn on the lateral aspect of the flexor carpi radialis tendon in order to insert a plate under the pronator quadratus. With the wrist flexed, the plate is applied on the anterior cortex of the radius to reduce the fracture. This approach offers the advantage of preserving ligamentotaxis, which facilitates the reduction, and the small scar improves the cosmetics...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231314/-differences-and-international-standardization-between-acupuncture-as-therapy-and-as-specialty
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Szetuen Ng
The purpose of this study is to explore the differences of definition and clinical roles as well as international standardization between acupuncture as therapy and as specialty, which can provide reference evidence for specialization and internationalization of acupuncture. Owing to the clinical efficacy and safety, the credibility and controversy both exist in acupuncture; moreover, there is a lack of fair definition and international precedent regarding acupuncture specialty. Therefore, it is particularly essential to objectively compare the differences of definitions and clinical roles as well as criteria of international standardization for acupuncture as therapy and as specialty...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230596/distribution-of-potential-eye-and-tissue-donors-within-an-australian-teaching-hospital
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Martin J Dutch, Anthony F Denahy
Eye and Tissue donation has the capacity to transform lives, yet the vast majority of potential in-hospital donors are not recognised. Studies which describe the relative importance of specific units or wards in determining the size of the donor pool are limited. The aim of this study was to map the distribution of potential Eye and Tissue donors within the study hospital. A 12-month retrospective analysis of all patient deaths at the study hospital was undertaken. The ability to donate corneal, heart valve, bone and skin tissue was investigated...
December 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230420/glycaemic-control-after-metformin-discontinuation-in-diabetic-patients-with-a-declining-renal-function
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Theresa Leyco, Davin Ryanputra, Ray Peh, Alexphil Ponce, Chin Meng Khoo
Metformin is contraindicated in diabetic patients with declining renal function. This study examined the glycaemic control in diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease when metformin was discontinued. This was a retrospective study. We screened 2032 diabetic patients who attended the Diabetes Clinic at a tertiary hospital between 1 September 2014 and 30 September 2015. We analyzed the data on 69 patients whom metformin was discontinued due to declining renal function and had a complete 6-month follow-up...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229465/diverse-management-of-isolated-calf-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-a-university-hospital
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Raudel Garcia, Kristan Probeck, Doreen M Elitharp, Antonios P Gasparis, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with isolated deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is controversial, leading to overtreatment and undertreatment with several complications and increased cost. The aim of this study was to describe the management of isolated calf DVT (ICDVT) in a university hospital. METHODS: Data on patients with acute DVT in our hospital are prospectively entered in a database through our venous thromboembolism team. All patients had an objective diagnosis with duplex ultrasound (DU) in our accredited vascular laboratory...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228158/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-a-contraindication-to-oral-anticoagulation-a-focused-review
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Marin Nishimura, Shiv Sab, Ryan R Reeves, Jonathan C Hsu
Stroke is the most feared complication of atrial fibrillation (AF). Although oral anticoagulation with non-vitamin K antagonist and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been established to significantly reduce risk of stroke, real-world use of these agents are often suboptimal due to concerns for adverse events including bleeding from both patients and clinicians. Particularly in patients with previous serious bleeding, oral anticoagulation may be contraindicated. Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), mechanically targeting the source of most of the thrombi in AF, holds an immense potential as an alternative to OAC in management of stroke prophylaxis...
December 8, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227445/mobile-hearing-testing-applications-and-the-diagnosis-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-cautionary-tale
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Rosh K V Sethi, Iman Ghanad, Vivek Kanumuri, Barbara Herrmann, Elliott D Kozin, Aaron K Remenschneider
OBJECTIVE: Mobile hearing applications (apps) are available for hearing testing, personal sound amplification, as well as hearing aid modulation. Hearing testing apps are gaining popularity, especially in resource-limited settings. The reliability of mobile hearing testing apps, however, is not well characterized. PATIENTS/INTERVENTIONS: A case study of a single patient with a complaint of sudden hearing loss presenting to a tertiary-care hospital. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Comparison of a mobile hearing testing app results with standard audiogram...
January 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226197/osteoporosis-and-the-management-of-spinal-degenerative-disease-i
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REVIEW
Félix Tomé-Bermejo, Angel R Piñera, Luis Alvarez-Galovich
Osteoporosis has become a major medical problem as the aged population of the world rapidly grows. Osteoporosis predisposes patients to fracture, progressive spinal deformities, and stenosis, and is subject to be a major concern before performing spine surgery, especially with bone fusions and instrumentation. Osteoporosis has often been considered a contraindication for spinal surgery, while in some instances patients have undergone limited and inadequate procedures in order to avoid concomitant instrumentation...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226114/comparison-the-effects-of-intraoperative-labetalol-and-lidocaine-on-postoperative-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-brain-surgeries
#18
Mohammadali Attari, Behrooz Ziai, Ahmad Raeisi
Background: Long-term anesthesia applied in some operations, especially in neurosurgical operations leads to unwanted complications. This study aimed to compare the effect of intraoperative labetalol and lidocaine injection on the rate of changes in postoperative blood pressure and heart beat in patients undergoing brain operation. Materials and Methods: This is a simple double-blind randomized clinical trial study conducted in Al-Zahra and Kashani Hospitals on 90 patients' candidate for craniotomy operation with the age range of 18-65 years, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≥13 before anesthesia, physical class of American Society of Anesthesiologists I, II, insensitivity to labetalol who were divided into two groups of 45 individuals in the random allocation method...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225733/colorectal-surgeon-consensus-with-diverticulitis-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Javariah Siddiqui, Assad Zahid, Jonathan Hong, Christopher John Young
AIM: To determine the application of clinical practice guidelines for the current management of diverticulitis and colorectal surgeon specialist consensus in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: A survey was distributed to 205 colorectal surgeons in Australia and New Zealand, using 22 hypothetical clinical scenarios. RESULTS: The response rate was 102 (50%). For 19 guideline-based scenarios, only 11 (58%) reached consensus (defined as > 70% majority opinion) and agreed with guidelines; while 3 (16%) reached consensus and did not agree with guidelines...
November 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224682/calcineurin-inhibitors-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
REVIEW
Chi Chiu Mok
The calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) belong to a group of immunosuppressive agents that block T-cell activation through the suppression of the calcium/calcimodulin-dependent phosphatase calcineurin. Agents such as cyclosporine A (CSA) and tacrolimus (TAC) have long been used in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). TAC is preferred to CSA in SLE because of the lower frequency of cosmetic, hypertensive and dyslipidemic adverse effects. Recent randomised controlled trials have demonstrated noninferiority of TAC to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or cyclophosphamide (CYC) for induction therapy of lupus nephritis...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
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