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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819541/mortality-among-5-17-year-old-children-in-kenya
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Bonface Ombaba Osano, Fred Were, Shanaaz Mathews
INTRODUCTION: Global mortality trends have changed over time and are expected to continue changing with a reduction in communicable diseases and an increase of non-communicable disease. Increased survival of children beyond five years may change mortality patterns for these children. There are few studies in Africa that explore the causes of mortality in children over five years. The objective of this study was to determine the mortality rate and clinical profiles of children aged 5-17 years who died in six Kenyan hospitals in 2013...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818632/the-views-of-clergy-regarding-ethical-controversies-in-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Michael J Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Patrick T Smith, Danish Zaidi, Christine Mitchell, James A Tulsky, Daniel Sulmasy, Tyler J VanderWeele, Tracy A Balboni
CONTEXT: While religion often informs ethical judgments, little is known about the views of American clergy regarding controversial end-of-life ethical issues including allowing to die and physician-aid in dying or physician-assisted suicide (PAD/PAS). OBJECTIVE: To describe the views of U.S. clergy concerning allowing to die and PAD/PAS. METHODS: A survey was mailed to 1665 nationally representative clergy between 8/2014 to 3/2015 (60% response rate)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800276/enhancing-informed-consent-for-physician-aid-in-dying-potential-role-of-handout-on-possible-benefits-of-palliative-care
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Harry Peled, Kathleen E Bickel, Christina Puchalski
In the United States, physician aid in dying (PAD) is now legal in several states. However, neither a requirement for a palliative care (PC) consultation nor a defined education in PC exists for physicians participating in PAD or patients requesting assistance. Patients with advanced chronic and serious illness often experience complex physical, psychosocial, and spiritual distress. PC focuses on relieving this distress and improving patient quality of life through early identification and intervention in all domains of suffering, including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795142/plasma-proenkephalin-and-poor-long-term-outcome-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Lyanne M Kieneker, Oliver Hartmann, Joachim Struck, Andreas Bergmann, Ron T Gansevoort, Michel M Joosten, Else van den Berg, Rudolf A de Boer, Stephan J L Bakker
BACKGROUND: Proenkephalin (pro-ENK), a stable and reliable surrogate marker for unstable enkephalins, was found to be associated with acute kidney injury and chronic renal failure in previous studies. We aimed to investigate whether pro-ENK is linked to chronic kidney injury and poor long-term outcome in renal transplant recipients (RTR). METHODS: We included 664 stable RTR and 95 healthy kidney donors. Pro-ENK was measured in plasma with a double monoclonal sandwich immunoassay...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792359/-i-want-to-go-gently-how-aids-patients-in-ghana-envisage-their-deaths
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Fidelia N A Ohemeng, Steve Tonah
This article examines the views of persons living with AIDS about how they want to die and how they are planning for their deaths. Participants for the study were purposefully drawn from an HIV clinic in an urban town in Ghana. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 persons living with AIDS. Three preferences of death were identified by the participants. These include the desire for a quick death, death at home, and death without emaciating. Planning for death involved attending church and taking care of children...
September 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790077/the-pharmacist-and-medical-aid-in-dying
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Mark T Hughes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790071/medical-aid-in-dying
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EDITORIAL
Daniel J Cobaugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777512/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-utah-1996-2013
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Lindell K Weaver, Kayla Deru, Susan Churchill, Joshua Legler, Greg Snow, Todd Grey
INTRODUCTION: The true incidence of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is not clearly known, but a description of possible trends could aid in prevention. METHODS: Investigators searched Utah state databases for emergency department (ED) visits and admissions for CO poisoning and medical examiner records for CO-related fatalities. RESULTS: From 1996-2013, 7,590 individuals were diagnosed with CO poisoning: 6,469 were treated/ released from EDs; 596 were admitted; 525 died...
November 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774674/concurrent-hepatic-tuberculosis-and-hepatic-graft-versus-host-disease-in-an-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
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Z Zhao, W Q Leow
BACKGROUND: Infection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) are among the most common complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). With well-known risk factors including allogeneic HSCT and GVHD, tuberculosis (TB) has a higher incidence and shorter survival rate in HSCT recipients than in the general population. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old Indonesian female with a history of latent TB was found to have acute myeloid leukemia 3 months after allogeneic HSCT...
July 31, 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774437/new-approach-to-detect-and-classify-stroke-in-skull-ct-images-via-analysis-of-brain-tissue-densities
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Pedro P Rebouças Filho, Róger Moura Sarmento, Gabriel Bandeira Holanda, Daniel de Alencar Lima
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cerebral vascular accident (CVA), also known as stroke, is an important health problem worldwide and it affects 16 million people worldwide every year. About 30% of those that have a stroke die and 40% remain with serious physical limitations. However, recovery in the damaged region is possible if treatment is performed immediately. In the case of a stroke, Computed Tomography (CT) is the most appropriate technique to confirm the occurrence and to investigate its extent and severity...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768678/a-concept-map-of-death-related-anxieties-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Sigrun Vehling, Carmine Malfitano, Joanna Shnall, Sarah Watt, Tania Panday, Aubrey Chiu, Anne Rydall, Camilla Zimmermann, Sarah Hales, Gary Rodin, Christopher Lo
OBJECTIVES: Fear of death and dying is common in patients with advanced cancer, but can be difficult to address in clinical conversations. We aimed to show that the experience of death anxiety may be deconstructed into a network of specific concerns and to provide a map of their interconnections to aid clinical exploration. METHODS: We studied a sample of 382 patients with advanced cancer recruited from outpatient clinics at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada...
August 2, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754161/a-cross-sectional-study-of-maternal-near-miss-and-mortality-at-a-rural-tertiary-centre-in-southern-nigeria
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Ikechukwu Innocent Mbachu, Chukwuemeka Ezeama, Kelechi Osuagwu, Osita Samuel Umeononihu, Chibuzor Obiannika, Nkeiru Ezeama
BACKGROUND: The study evaluated the pattern of severe maternal outcome, near miss indicators and associated patient and healthcare factors at a private referral hospital in rural Nigeria. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted from September 2014 to August 2015 in Madonna University Teaching Hospital Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria. Pregnant and postpartum women were recruited for the study using Nigeria near miss network proforma which was adopted from the WHO near miss proforma...
July 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753978/seed-in-soil-pancreatic-cancer-influenced-by-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Huey-Jen Lin, Jiayuh Lin
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a fatal malignancy with a five-year survival rate lower than 7%, and most patients dying within six months of diagnosis. The factors that contribute to the aggressiveness of the disease include, but are not limited to: late diagnosis, prompt metastasis to adjacent vital organs, poor response, and resistance to anticancer treatments. This malignancy is uniquely associated with desmoplastic stroma that accounts for 80% of tumor mass. Understanding the biology of stroma can aid the discovery of innovative strategies for eradicating this lethal cancer in the future...
July 21, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749821/missed-opportunities-adapting-the-hiv-care-continuum-to-reduce-hiv-related-deaths
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Sarah L Braunstein, Rebekkah S Robbins, Demetre C Daskalakis
INTRODUCTION: With advances in HIV care, persons with HIV/AIDS (PWHA) can lead healthy lives, but avoidable, HIV-related deaths continue to occur in New York City (NYC). METHODS: We selected PWHA from our surveillance registry who died between 2007-2013, resided in NYC, and survived ≥15 months post-diagnosis to generate an HIV Mortality Reduction Continuum of Care (HMRCC) describing pre-death care patterns among PWHA. We used HIV laboratory test reports to measure care outcomes during an "intervenable period" (IP) during which deaths may have been avoided...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748197/incidence-long-term-outcomes-and-healthcare-utilization-of-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-and-disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-complex-from-1992-2015
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Lauren F Collins, Meredith E Clement, Jason E Stout
BACKGROUND: Despite the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continue to develop late-stage complications including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (DMAC), and death. METHODS: We performed an observational retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected adults who developed DMAC in the Duke University Health System from 1992 to 2015 to determine the incidence, long-term outcomes, and healthcare utilization of this population at high risk for poor outcomes...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747447/long-term-aids-related-pcnsl-outcomes-with-hd-mtx-and-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
#16
Antoine Moulignier, Cédric Lamirel, Hervé Picard, Marie-Gisèle Lebrette, Corinne Amiel, Mohammed Hamidi, Marc Polivka, Jacqueline Mikol, Isabelle Cochereau, Gilles Pialoux
OBJECTIVE: To assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients with AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (AR-PCNSL) in the combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) era systematically treated with high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed (intention-to-treat analysis) 51 consecutive patients with AR-PCNSL (median age 39 years) who were diagnosed from 1996 to 2014 and treated with a median of 6 (range 1-15) infusions of HD-MTX (3 g/m(2)) combined with cART...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742529/risk-factors-for-early-mortality-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-advanced-hiv-infected-adults
#17
Gregory P Bisson, Ritesh Ramchandani, Sachiko Miyahara, Rosie Mngqibisa, Mitch Matoga, McNeil Ngongondo, Wadzanai Samaneka, Lucy Koech, Kogieleum Naidoo, Mohammed Rassool, Fredrick Kirui, Peter Banda, Vidya Mave, Dileep Kadam, Paul Leger, German Henostroza, Yukari C Manabe, Jing Bao, Johnstone Kumwenda, Amita Gupta, Mina C Hosseinipour
BACKGROUND: Many HIV-infected individuals present with advanced HIV disease. These patients are at high risk of death after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, but risk factors for death in these patients are unclear. METHODS: We used data from a multi-site randomized trial comparing empiric versus preventive TB therapy in HIV-infected adults initiating ART with CD4 counts <50 cells/mm to evaluate risk factors for death within 48 weeks after ART initiation...
July 24, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740960/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-acute-mesenteric-ischemia
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Doğan Yıldırım, Adnan Hut, Cihad Tatar, Turgut Dönmez, Muzaffer Akıncı, Mehmet Toptaş
OBJECTIVE: Acute mesenteric ischemia, one of the causes of acute abdominal pain due to occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery, has a fatal course as a result of intestinal necrosis. There is no specific laboratory test to diagnose acute mesenteric ischemia. The basis of treatment in cases of acute mesenteric ischemia is composed of early diagnosis, resection of intestinal sections with infarction, regulation of intestinal blood flow, second look laparotomy when required, and intensive care support...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740037/a-victim-of-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-identified-with-the-preserved-medical-samples-of-her-deceased-mother
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Hitoshi Kuroda, Kazuo Inoue, Shin Takayama, Tadashi Ishii
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and huge tsunami occurred near the Pacific coast of northeast Japan, in which more than 18,000 people died or went missing and more than 120,000 buildings were destroyed. In Taro district, one of the areas struck hardest by the tsunami, a middle-aged woman was found deceased in the rubble. Generally, a family physician can recognize victims based on their appearance; the place where they were found; their home or work address; their belongings; the identifying marks on their clothes; their dental charts; and their living biological parents, children, or multiple siblings through DNA analysis...
July 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737455/-difficulties-in-communication-with-parents-of-pediatric-cancer-patients-during-the-transition-to-palliative-care
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Judit Nyirő, Péter Hauser, Szilvia Zörgő, Katalin Hegedűs
INTRODUCTION: Adequate communication by medical personnel is especially important at certain points during the treatment of childhood cancer patients. AIM: To investigate the timing and manner of communication with parents concerning the introduction of palliative care in pediatric oncology. METHOD: Structured interviews, containing 14 questions, were carried out with physicians working in pediatric oncology (n = 22). Codes were generated inductively with the aid of Atlas...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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