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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088250/pre-hospital-treatment-of-bee-and-wasp-induced-anaphylactic-reactions-a-retrospective-study
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Athamaica Ruiz Oropeza, Søren Mikkelsen, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Charlotte G Mortz
BACKGROUND: Bee and wasp stings are among the most common triggers of anaphylaxis in adults representing around 20% of fatal anaphylaxis from any cause. Data of pre-hospital treatment of bee and wasp induced anaphylactic reactions are sparse. This study aimed to estimate the incidence of bee and wasp induced anaphylactic reactions, the severity of the reactions and to correlate the pre-hospital treatment with the severity of the anaphylactic reaction. METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive study based on data from the Mobile Emergency Care Units (MECUs) in the Region of Southern Denmark (2008 only for Odense and 2009-2014 for the whole region)...
January 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086784/health-related-quality-of-life-assessment-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-the-effectiveness-of-early-phase-i-cardiac-rehabilitation
#2
Lawrence Anchah, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Melissa Siaw Han Lim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Kui Hian Sim, Tiong Kiam Ong
BACKGROUND: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is one of the most burdensome cardiovascular diseases in terms of the cost of interventions. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) is well-established in improving clinical outcomes but the assessment of actual clinical improvement is challenging, especially when considering pharmaceutical care (PC) values in phase I CRP during admission and upon discharge from hospital and phase II outpatient interventions. This study explores the impact of pharmacists' interventions in the early stages of CRP on humanistic outcomes and follow-up at a referral hospital in Malaysia...
January 13, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080157/detection-of-recurrence-in-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-the-role-of-symptoms-and-routine-follow-up
#3
Mette Moustgaard Jeppesen, Ole Mogensen, Dorte Gilså Hansen, Maria Iachina, Malene Korsholm, Pernille Tine Jensen
BACKGROUND: Considerable controversy remains as to the optimal organization of endometrial cancer follow-up. AIM: To evaluate the relationship between the way recurrence was detected and survival after treatment for endometrial cancer. Further, to identify characteristics associated with a pre-scheduled examination in women with symptomatic recurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All women with early stage endometrial cancer during 2005-2009 were included in a population-based historical cohort derived from the Danish Gynecological Cancer Database...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079399/safety-and-efficacy-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-tpa-and-deoxyribonuclease-dnase-for-complicated-pleural-effusions-secondary-to-abdominal-pathology
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Adnan Majid, Sebastian Ochoa, Sumit Chatterji, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Fayez Kheir, Estefania Rivera, George Cheng, Erik Folch
RATIONALE: Exudative pleural effusions may arise secondary to inflammation of intra-abdominal structures. Pleural space loculations can complicate these effusions, preventing adequate chest tube drainage and leading to consideration of surgical intervention. Previous studies have demonstrated that intrapleural administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) combined with human recombinant deoxyribonuclease (DNase) can improve fluid drainage and reduce surgery for patients with loculated parapneumonic effusions; however, the efficacy of this treatment has not been evaluated for complicated pleural effusions attributed to intraabdominal inflammation...
January 12, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077162/a-fixed-inhaled-nitrous-oxide-oxygen-mixture-as-an-analgesic-for-adult-cancer-patients-with-breakthrough-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qiang Liu, Yu Wang, Xiang-Jiang Luo, Ning-Ju Wang, Ping Chen, Xin Jin, Guo-Xia Mu, Xiao-Min Chai, Yue-Juan Zhang, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu
BACKGROUND: The management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients is always a challenge for medical professions. Occurring in 80% of cancer patients with advanced disease, breakthrough pain significantly decreases both patient's and caregiver's quality of life. The aim of this study is to assess the analgesic efficacy of a fixed inhaled nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture for adult cancer patients with breakthrough pain. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study; it will be conducted in the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University...
January 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076488/use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-trauma-patients-an-analysis-of-cost-effectiveness-for-use-in-brazil
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Marcelo A Pinto, Jair G da Silva, Aljamir D Chedid, Marcio F Chedid
Introduction: Use of tranexamic acid (TXA) in trauma has been the subject of growing interest by researchers and health professionals. However, there are still several open questions regarding its use. In some aspects medical literature is controversial. The points of disagreement among experts include questions such as: Which patients should receive TXA in trauma? Should treatment be performed in the pre-hospital environment? Is there any need for laboratory parameters before starting TXA treatment? What is the drug safety profile? The main issue on which there is still no basis in literature is: What is the indication for treatment within massive transfusion protocols? Objective: Answer the questions proposed based on critical evaluation of the evidence gathered so far and carry out a study of cost-effectiveness of TXA use in trauma adapted to the Brazilian reality...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
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Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067701/economic-evaluation-of-pharmacologic-pre-and-postconditioning-with-sevoflurane-compared-with-total-intravenous-anesthesia-in-liver-surgery-a-cost-analysis
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Klaus Eichler, Martin Urner, Claudia Twerenbold, Sabine Kern, Urs Brügger, Donat R Spahn, Beatrice Beck-Schimmer, Michael T Ganter
BACKGROUND: Pharmacologic pre- and postconditioning with sevoflurane compared with total IV anesthesia in patients undergoing liver surgery reduced complication rates as shown in 2 recent randomized controlled trials. However, the potential health economic consequences of these different anesthesia regimens have not yet been assessed. METHODS: An expostcost analysis of these 2 trials in 129 patients treated between 2006 and 2010 was performed. We analyzed direct medical costs for in-hospital stay and compared pharmacologic pre- and postconditioning with sevoflurane (intervention) with total IV anesthesia (control) from the perspective of a Swiss university hospital...
January 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065700/integrating-supportive-care-principles-into-dialysis-decision-making-a-primer-for-palliative-medicine-providers
#9
Alvin H Moss
Despite advances in pre-dialysis care and dialysis technology, patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease continue to experience multiple comorbidities, a high symptom burden, a shortened life expectancy and substantial physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. Patients with acute kidney injury and end-stage renal disease, especially if they are older, often undergo prolonged hospitalizations, greater use of intensive medical treatment, and limited survival. Unfortunately, most nephrologists are not trained to conduct shared decision-making conversations to elicit patients' values, preferences, and goals for treatment and address their patients' multifactorial suffering...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058496/-traumatology-in-the-elderly-multimodal-prevention-of-delirium-and-use-of-augmentation-techniques
#10
D Wähnert, A Roos, J Glasbrenner, K Ilting-Reuke, P Ohrmann, G Hempel, T Duning, N Roeder, M J Raschke
Recent data show that 20-80% of surgery patients are affected by delirium during inpatient clinical treatment. The medical consequences are often dramatic and include a 20 times higher mortality and treatment expenses of the medical unit increase considerably. At the University Hospital of Münster a multimodal and interdisciplinary concept for prevention and management of delirium was developed: all patients older than 65 years admitted for surgery are screened by a specialized team for the risk of developing delirium and treated by members of the team if there is a risk of delirium...
January 5, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057949/impact-of-targeted-educational-interventions-on-clostridium-difficile-infection-treatment-in-critically-ill-adults
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Drayton A Hammond, Catherine A Hughes, Jacob T Painter, Rose E Pennick, Kshitij Chatterjee, Bradley Boye, Nikhil Meena
Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a growing clinical and economic burden throughout the world. Pharmacists often are members of the primary care team in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting; however, the impact of pharmacists educating other health care providers on appropriateness of CDI treatment has not been previously examined. Objective: This study was performed to determine the impact of structured educational interventions on CDI treatment on appropriateness of CDI treatment and clinical outcomes...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057125/-treatment-and-outcome-of-polypropylene-mesh-or-tape-related-pain-after-reconstructive-pelvic-surgery
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Y Q Wang, X Yang, J L Wang
Objective: To investigate clinical treatment and outcome of mesh-related pain after pelvic floor reconstruction. Methods: Twelve patients were referred to Peking University People's Hospital for post-operation pain related to polypropylene mesh or tape used in pelvic floor reconstruction and received reoperation from January 2007 to December 2014. The demographic characteristics, clinical manifestation, operation method and follow-up outcome were retrospectively analyzed, and current literature was also reviewed...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057090/-ct-guidance-125-i-seed-implantation-for-pelvic-recurrent-rectal-cancer-assisted-by-3d-printing-individual-non-coplanar-template
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H Wang, J J Wang, Y L Jiang, S Q Tian, Z Ji, F X Guo, H T Sun, J H Fan, Y P Xu
Objective: To analyze the difference of dosimetric parameters between pre-plan and post-plan of (125)I radioactive seed implantation assisted by 3D printing individual non-coplanar template (3D printing template) for locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC). Methods: From February 2016 to April 2016, a total of 10 patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer received (125)I seeds implantation under CT guidance assisted by 3D printing template in Department of Radiation Oncology, Peking University Third Hospital...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056820/prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-refugee-patients-medical-tourists-and-domestic-patients-admitted-to-a-german-university-hospital
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Claudia Reinheimer, Volkhard A J Kempf, Katalin Jozsa, Thomas A Wichelhaus, Michael Hogardt, Fiona O'Rourke, Christian Brandt
BACKGROUND: Patients with contact to healthcare-system in high-prevalence countries (HPC) and refugee patients in hospital settings (REF) have previously been identified to be at risk of carrying multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO). Comparative studies addressing the epidemiology of MDRO in patients transferred from hospitals abroad (ABROAD) and REF are lacking but are necessary to introduce refined infection control measures. METHODS: From December 2015 to June 2016, 117 REF, 84 ABROAD and 495 patients admitted to intensive care unit, with no refugee history or pre-treatment abroad (ICU), at University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany (UHF) were screened for MDRO on day of admittance...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056289/-correlation-analysis-of-the-pre-pregnant-body-mass-index-the-gestational-weight-gain-and-umbilical-cord-blood-c-peptide
#15
X L Chen, Y Han, X M Zhao, Y Liu, J J Lü
Objective: To explore the correlation among the pre-pregnant body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain (GWG) and umbilical cord blood C peptide, and to investigate the influence of maternal weight management on the incidence of baby long-term metabolic syndrome. Methods: During May to Aug.2015, 485 pregnant women in Zhejiang Taizhou first people's hospital and Taizhou Huangyan maternal &child care service centre were selected in random and divided into four groups according to pre-pregnant BMI: low body mass, normal body mass, over body mass and obese group, and also divided into two groups for getting gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or not...
January 3, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055336/treatment-persistence-and-hospitalization-rates-among-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-quasi-experiment-to-evaluate-a-patient-information-program
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Dominic Pilon, Tony B Amos, Guillaume Germain, Marie-Hélène Lafeuille, Patrick Lefebvre, Carmela J Benson
OBJECTIVE: The effective treatment of schizophrenia requires continuous antipsychotic maintenance therapy. However, poor persistence of treatment is common among patients with schizophrenia. The objective of this study was to compare persistence and hospitalization rates among patients with schizophrenia treated with long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics (i.e., paliperidone palmitate and risperidone) and enrolled in a patient information program (program cohort) with patients treated with oral antipsychotics (OAs) who were not enrolled in a patient information program (nonprogram cohort)...
January 5, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054734/compassionate-use-experience-with-high-titer-respiratory-syncytical-virus-rsv-immunoglobulin-in-rsv-infected-immunocompromised-persons
#17
Ann R Falsey, Christine Koval, John P DeVincenzo, Edward E Walsh
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may cause fatal lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in immunocompromised patients. Ribavirin with or without standard intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is frequently given although efficacy is debated. Infusion of IVIG with high levels of neutralizing antibody against RSV may offer benefit in these patients. METHODS: RI-001 contains standardized levels of high-titer anti-RSV neutralizing antibody and was provided for compassionate use to 15 patients with RSV LRTI who either failed conventional therapy or had significant risk of progression...
January 5, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053265/effectiveness-of-open-and-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-ukuff-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
A Carr, C Cooper, M K Campbell, J Rees, J Moser, D J Beard, R Fitzpatrick, A Gray, J Dawson, J Murphy, H Bruhn, D Cooper, C Ramsay
AIMS: The appropriate management for patients with a degenerative tear of the rotator cuff remains controversial, but operative treatment, particularly arthroscopic surgery, is increasingly being used. Our aim in this paper was to compare the effectiveness of arthroscopic with open repair of the rotator cuff. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 273 patients were recruited to a randomised comparison trial (136 to arthroscopic surgery and 137 to open surgery) from 19 teaching and general hospitals in the United Kingdom...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053181/comparison-of-risk-scoring-systems-for-patients-presenting-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-international-multicentre-prospective-study
#19
Adrian J Stanley, Loren Laine, Harry R Dalton, Jing H Ngu, Michael Schultz, Roseta Abazi, Liam Zakko, Susan Thornton, Kelly Wilkinson, Cristopher J L Khor, Iain A Murray, Stig B Laursen
OBJECTIVE:  To compare the predictive accuracy and clinical utility of five risk scoring systems in the assessment of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. DESIGN:  International multicentre prospective study. SETTING:  Six large hospitals in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. PARTICIPANTS:  3012 consecutive patients presenting over 12 months with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:  Comparison of pre-endoscopy scores (admission Rockall, AIMS65, and Glasgow Blatchford) and post-endoscopy scores (full Rockall and PNED) for their ability to predict predefined clinical endpoints: a composite endpoint (transfusion, endoscopic treatment, interventional radiology, surgery, or 30 day mortality), endoscopic treatment, 30 day mortality, rebleeding, and length of hospital stay...
January 4, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050924/inpatient-acupuncture-at-a-major-cancer-center
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M Kay Garcia, Lorenzo Cohen, Michael Spano, Amy Spelman, Yousra Hashmi, Alejandro Chaoul, Qi Wei, Gabriel Lopez
BACKGROUND: Use of complementary and integrative therapies is increasing among cancer patients, but data regarding the impact treatments such as acupuncture have in an inpatient oncology setting are limited. METHODS: Patients who received acupuncture in an inpatient hospital environment between December 2014 and December 2015 were asked to complete a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; 0-10 scale) before and after each visit. Pre- and post-treatment scores were examined for each symptom using paired t tests...
December 1, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
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