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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351501/pediatric-anaphylaxis-in-the-prehospital-setting-incidence-characteristics-and-management
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Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Although hospital presentations for pediatric anaphylaxis have been described in the literature, a minimal amount is known regarding the incidence, characteristics, and management of pediatric anaphylaxis presenting to emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of pediatrics (≤16 years) presenting to EMS in Victoria, Australia. Patients with suspected anaphylaxis were included if they were treated with epinephrine before or after EMS arrival...
January 19, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350388/chronic-statin-treatment-is-a-predictor-of-pre-interventional-infarct-related-artery-patency-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Süleyman Özbiçer, Mustafa Gür, Gülhan Kalkan, Betül Özaltun, Murat Çaylı
BACKGROUND: Beyond lipid-lowering effects, early statin treatment has beneficial effects on prognosis after acute coronary syndrome. Infarct related artery patency before percutaneous coronary intervention is known to be a strong predictor of improved clinical outcome. AIM: We aimed to investigate the effects of chronic statin treatment before admission on the infarct related artery patency after infarction. METHODS: In this study, 938 ST elevation myocardial infarction patients admitted to the hospital within the first 12 hours of symptom onset were prospectively enrolled (682 male, 256 female; mean age 58...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347941/a-five-year-retrospective-study-of-the-epidemiological-characteristics-and-visual-outcomes-of-pediatric-ocular-trauma
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Edita Puodžiuvienė, Giedrė Jokūbauskienė, Monika Vieversytė, Kirwan Asselineau
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma can lead to serious visual impairment as a result of the trauma itself or secondary to amblyopia. Precise data on epidemiological characteristics and visual outcomes of pediatric ocular injuries are valuable for the prevention of monocular blindness. METHODS: A total of 268 cases of pediatric ocular trauma admitted to the Department of Ophthalmology of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital from January 2008 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 18, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345426/single-dose-intravenous-iron-in-southeast-asian-heart-failure-patients-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-study-practice-asia-hf
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Tee Joo Yeo, Poh Shuan Daniel Yeo, Farid Abdul Hadi, Timothy Cushway, Kim Yee Lee, Fang Fang Yin, Anne Ching, Ruili Li, Seet Yoong Loh, Shir Lynn Lim, Raymond Ching-Chiew Wong, Bee Choo Tai, Arthur Mark Richards, Carolyn S P Lam
AIMS: Iron deficiency is highly prevalent in Southeast Asians with heart failure (HF) and associated with worse outcomes. This trial aimed to assess the effect of intravenous iron in Southeast Asians hospitalized with decompensated HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients hospitalized for acute decompensated HF, regardless of ejection fraction, with iron deficiency (defined as serum ferritin <300 ng/mL if transferrin saturation is <20%) were randomized to receive either one dose of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) 1000 mg or placebo (0...
January 18, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345016/evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-a-24-hour-stroke-thrombolysis-emergency-treatment-for-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Jun Zhao, Xingqiang Li, Yingchun Liang, Liang Zhao, Xinping Zhang, Yunlin Liu
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the trends of intravenous (IV) thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) among patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) admitted to our hospital between 2012 and 2014 and investigate the effects of a 24-hours (h) stroke thrombolysis emergency treatment on the intra-hospital clinical data and outcomes of these patients treated with IV rt-PA thrombolysis. BACKGROUND: Although pre-notification of stroke by emergency medical services have been endorsed by the national recommendations and implemented in some developed countries, the development in China is limited...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344779/trigeminal-neuropathy-in-vestibular-schwannoma-a-treatment-algorithm-to-avoid-long-term-morbidity
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Luke Galloway, Nachi Palaniappan, Geoffrey Shone, Caroline Hayhurst
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuropathy (TGN) can occur as a presenting feature of vestibular schwannoma (VS) or as an adverse effect of radiosurgery. This study was designed to evaluate a treatment algorithm for presenting symptoms of TGN in patients with VS, and a new radiosurgery dosimetric tolerance to avoid TGN after treatment. Outcome was measured after microsurgery (MS), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT), and fractionated radiotherapy (FRT)...
January 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344708/treatment-of-combined-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock-with-fractionated-blood-products-versus-fresh-whole-blood-in-a-rat-model
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Akiva Leibowitz, Evgeni Brotfain, Leonid Koyfman, Moti Klein, Shmuel Hess, Alexander Zlotnik, Matthew Boyko
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of combined traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock, poses a particular challenge due to the possible conflicting consequences. While restoring diminished volume is the treatment goal for hypovolemia, maintaining adequate cerebral perfusion pressure and avoidance of secondary damage remains a treatment goal for the injured brain. Various treatment modalities have been proposed, but the optimal resuscitation fluid and goals have not yet been clearly defined...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344339/clozapine-discontinuation-in-early-schizophrenia-a-retrospective-case-note-review-of-patients-under-an-early-intervention-service
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Andrew Shaker, Rowena Jones
Aim: Research in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia has demonstrated that clozapine discontinuation is associated with poor outcomes. There is, however, a paucity of research investigating the impact of clozapine discontinuation specifically in younger patients with more recent onset schizophrenia. A case note review was therefore conducted to ascertain medium-term prognoses in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia under an early intervention service (EIS) following clozapine discontinuation...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343033/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-18-cases-of-primary-lymphocytic-hypophysitis
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Q Wei, G Q Yang, Y J Li, L Zang, Y Pei, J Du, W J Gu, J M Ba, Z H Lü, J T Dou, Y M Mu, J M Lu
Objective: To analyze clinical features, prognosis and treatment of lymphocytic hypophysitis (LYH). Methods: The clinical data, treatments and outcomes of 18 cases diagnosed as LYH at Chinese PLA General Hospital between January 2001 and July 2017 was respectively reviewed. Results: Eighteen patients with histology-proven LYH (13 females and 5 males ) were identified. All lymphocytic adenohypophysitis (LAH) were females(n=6), two of whom were associated with pregnancy. Eleven patients (6 females and 5 males) had lymphocytic panhypophysitis (LPH) and one(female) had hypothalamitis...
January 9, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342417/a-study-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-fenestrated-branched-evar-compared-with-open-surgery-for-patients-with-complex-aortic-aneurysms-at-2-years
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Morgane Michel, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Jean Marzelle, Céline Quelen, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the cost-effectiveness of fenestrated and branched stent grafts (f/b EVAR) compared with open surgical repair (OSR) in thoraco-abdominal or complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA/AAA) at 2 years. METHODS: Two matched cohorts of patients with TAAA or complex AAA were compared after a follow-up of two years. Patients included in the WINDOW French multicentre prospective registry were treated by f/b EVAR, and OSR patients were extracted from the French national hospital discharge database...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342262/preliminary-study-of-1940-nm-thulium-laser-usage-in-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
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J Liu, Y Jiao, Y Niu, L Yu, M Ji, S Zhang
Esophageal achalasia is a type of motility disorder characterized by incomplete relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and absence of esophageal peristalsis. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new treatment option for achalasia that is less invasive, more effective, and safe as compared to surgery. High-frequency electrotome is commonly used in POEM, but takes longer time to make the tunnel in the esophagus and causes many complications. The thulium laser decreases the risk of bleeding and perforation in endoscopy but has not been reported in digestive diseases, especially in POEM...
January 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340912/predictors-of-hypoglycemia-in-hospitalized-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Amit Akirov, Oren Amitai, Hiba Masri-Iraqi, Talia Diker-Cohen, Tzipora Shochat, Yoav Eizenberg, Ilan Shimon
Hypoglycemia is common among hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Identify pre-admission risk factors associated with in-hospital hypoglycemia. Historical prospectively collected data of adult DM patients hospitalized to medical wards between 2011 and 2013. Hypoglycemia and serious hypoglycemia were defined as at least one blood glucose measurement ≤ 70 and < 54 mg/dl, respectively, during hospitalization. The primary outcome was in-hospital hypoglycemia...
January 16, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340837/exacerbation-of-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-induced-by-the-first-dose-of-programmed-death-1-inhibitor-pembrolizumab-a-case-report
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Kenta Ogawa, Jiro Ito, Daichi Fujimoto, Mari Morita, Yuko Yoshizumi, Koichi Ariyoshi, Keisuke Tomii, Nobuyuki Katakami
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have demonstrated efficacy against various types of cancers. In addition to immune-related adverse events (irAEs) induced by ICIs, exacerbation of baseline autoimmune disease has been occasionally reported. This is the first report of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) exacerbated by pembrolizumab. An 82-year-old Japanese male was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma 2 years ago. The patient had chronic anemia with positive direct and indirect Coombs test prior to initiating pembrolizumab therapy at a nearby hospital...
January 16, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338741/knowledge-and-practices-of-general-practitioners-at-district-hospitals-towards-cervical-cancer-prevention-in-burundi-2015-a-cross-sectional-study
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Zacharie Ndizeye, Davy Vanden Broeck, Heleen Vermandere, John Paul Bogers, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
BACKGROUND: Well-organized screening and treatment programmes are effective to prevent Invasive Cervical Cancer (ICC) in LMICs. To achieve this, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the involvement of existing health personnel in casu doctors, nurses, midwives in ICC prevention. A necessary precondition is that health personnel have appropriate knowledge about ICC. Therefore, to inform policy makers and training institutions in Burundi, we documented the knowledge and practices of general practitioners (GPs) at district hospital level towards ICC control...
January 16, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332408/effect-of-induction-chemotherapy-on-the-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-tongue-cancer-by-a-prospective-study
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Tao Huang, Hui Liu, Pei Zhang, Yanxia Zhao
Abstracts Objective To assess how induction chemotherapy affects the quality-of-life (QoL) in patients with advanced tongue cancer. Methods This prospective study included patients who were diagnosed with advanced tongue cancer. Each patient was asked to complete the University of Washington QoL (UW-QoL), version 4, questionnaire preoperatively and at 12 months after surgery. Patients were divided into two groups based on whether or not they received induction chemotherapy. Results Of the 192 patients included in the analysis, 145 patients had received induction chemotherapy...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331975/is-postoperative-bracing-after-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-spine-fractures-necessary-study-protocol-of-the-ornot-study-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-trial
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Arjen Johannes Smits, Jaap Deunk, Agnita Stadhouder, Mark Cornelis Altena, Diederik Hendrik Ruth Kempen, Frank Willem Bloemers
INTRODUCTION: The most common surgical treatment of traumatic spine fractures is through a posterior approach using pedicle screws and rods. Postoperative treatment protocols including the use of postoperative orthoses however differ between hospitals and surgeons. A three-point hyperextension orthosis is designed to support proper posture and unload the anterior column. Some motion remains when wearing an orthosis, and its main value in postoperative treatment is therefore believed to be pain relief and patient confidence...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328397/aberrant-expression-of-il-23-il-23r-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-and-its-clinical-significance
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Shuhai Sheng, Jinji Zhang, Jianzhong Ai, Xueli Hao, Ruishen Luan
Breast cancer tissues and adjacent tissues were collected from 32 patients who were treated in The Third Hospital of Chengde City. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction results demonstrated that, compared with the adjacent tissues, interleukin (IL)‑23/IL‑23 receptor (R) gene expression levels were notably higher in breast cancer tissues. Furthermore, IL‑23 and IL‑23R expression levels were positively correlated with patients' tumor size, TNM stage and metastasis. Recombinant human (rh) IL‑23 (10 ng/ml) was used for the stimulation of the MCF‑7 cell line...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327430/knowledge-attitudes-representations-and-declared-practices-of-nurses-and-physicians-about-obesity-in-a-university-hospital-training-is-essential
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S Bucher Della Torre, D S Courvoisier, A Saldarriaga, X E Martin, N J Farpour-Lambert
In the context of a worldwide obesity epidemic, healthcare providers play a key role in obesity management. Knowledge of current guidelines and attitudes to prevent stigmatization are especially important. This study aimed to assess knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, perception of opportunity for intervention, declared practices and need for training and material of nurses and physicians about obesity in a Swiss University Hospital. A total of 834 physicians and nurses filled an online survey. The questionnaire was based on literature, exploratory interviews and expert committee review...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327291/pars-plana-vitrectomy-with-transscleral-fixation-of-posterior-chamber-lens-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-lens-dislocation
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Paweł Bieliński, Monika Jasielska, Anna Wyszyńska, Mateusz Winiarczyk, Jerzy Mackiewicz
PURPOSE: To present our experience with post-traumatic lens dislocation management by vitrectomy followed with sutureless artificial lens fixation. METHODS: The retrospective study involved 15 patients (12 men and 3 women) aged from 36 to 78 (on average, 63 years old), from the Vitreoretinal Surgery Teaching Hospital, operated in the years 2013-2015. All cases concerned ocular traumas with dislocation of the natural or artificial lens to the anterior chamber, vitreous body chamber, or post-traumatic aphakia...
January 11, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325571/development-of-a-hospital-based-patient-reported-outcome-framework-for-lung-cancer-patients-a-study-protocol
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Natasha Moloczij, Karla Gough, Benjamin Solomon, David Ball, Linda Mileshkin, Mary Duffy, Mei Krishnasamy
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) data is central to the delivery of quality health care. Establishing sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient methods for routine collection and integration of PRO data into health information systems is challenging. This protocol paper describes the design and structure of a study to develop and pilot test a PRO framework to systematically and longitudinally collect PRO data from a cohort of lung cancer patients at a comprehensive cancer centre in Australia...
January 11, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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