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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720173/simultaneous-determination-of-first-line-4-fdc-antituberculosis-drugs-by-uhplc-uv-and-hplc-uv-a-comparative-study
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Pedro H C Franco, Paula R Chellini, Marcone A L Oliveira, Gerson A Pianetti
Tuberculosis is the second most deadly infectious disease, surpassed only by HIV/AIDS, and has resulted in over 1 billion deaths in the last 200 years. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2014, 9.6 million people were infected by this disease and 1.5 million had died. First-choice treatment consists of fixed-dose combination tablets containing rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol hydrochloride (4-FDC). There are pharmacopeial protocols available to test 4-FDC, but they are prolonged, two-step methods...
July 1, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718494/the-hiv-care-cascade-in-buenos-aires-argentina-results-in-a-tertiary-referral-hospital
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Carina Cesar, Gabriela Blugerman, José Antonio Valiente, Peter Rebeiro, Omar Sued, Valeria Fink, Mariana Romero Soto, Roberto Cillis, Cleyton Yamamoto, Carlos Falistocco, Pedro Cahn, Héctor Pérez
Objective: To determine rates of retention, antiretroviral therapy (ART) use, and viral suppression in an adult cohort from a public tertiary referral hospital in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Methods: HIV-positive ART-naïve patients ≥ 18 years old starting care 2011-2013 contributed data until the end of 2014. Three outcomes were assessed in 2014: retention in care, ART use, and viral suppression. Patient characteristics associated with each outcome were assessed through logistic regression...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716042/tuberculosis-and-hiv-are-the-leading-causes-of-adult-death-in-northwest-ethiopia-evidence-from-verbal-autopsy-data-of-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-2007-2013
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Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tadesse Awoke, Mezgebu Yitayal, Solomon Mekonnen, Mamo Wubshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Yihunie Lakew, Kassahun Alemu
BACKGROUND: Reliable data on causes of death form the basis for building evidence on health policy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In Ethiopia, the majority of deaths occur at home and civil registration systems are not yet functional. The main objective of verbal autopsy (VA) is to describe the causes of death at the community or population level where civil registration and death certification systems are weak and where most people die at home without having had contact with the health system...
July 17, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704099/long-term-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-and-distant-metastases
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Dania Hirsch, Sigal Levy, Gloria Tsvetov, Alexander Gorstein, Ilana Slutzky-Shraga, Amit Akirov, Eyal Robenshtok, Ilan Shimon, Carlos A Benbassat
OBJECTIVE: Distant metastatic spread is the most frequent cause of thyroid cancer-related death. The objective of this study was to evaluate overall and disease-related survival of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and distant metastases (DM) attending a single medical center and to investigate variables predictive of better long-term outcomes. METHODS: The Rabin Medical Center Thyroid Cancer Registry was searched for patients with DM from DTC. RESULTS: The cohort included 138 patients (58...
July 13, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702499/metastasis-of-cervical-cancer-to-breast-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Ankit Mangla, Nikki Agarwal, Farid Saei Hamedani, Jiaxiang Liu, Shweta Gupta, Michael R Mullane
Metastasis to the breast from an extra-mammary malignancy has been documented in literature, however cervical cancer metastasis to the breast is very rare. Thirty-eight cases of metastatic deposit to the breast from cervical cancer have been reported in literature. Though most patients present with a breast lump, it is very difficult to clinically distinguish a primary breast malignancy from a metastatic deposit. Histopathology of the tissue, aided with immune-histochemical staining pattern provides a definitive diagnosis...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697615/predictors-of-burnout-among-hiv-nurses-in-the-western-cape
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Rizwana Roomaney, Jeanette Steenkamp, Ashraf Kagee
BACKGROUND: Burnout has been implicated as one of the reasons for key healthcare personnel, such as nurses, leaving their profession, resulting in insufficient staff to attend to patients. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the predictors of three dimensions of burnout, namely emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and personal accomplishment, among nurses in South Africa attending to patients living with HIV. METHOD: Participants were recruited at a large tertiary hospital in the Western Cape region, with the help of the assistant director of nursing at the hospital...
June 28, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693508/unsuccessful-tb-treatment-outcomes-with-a-focus-on-hiv-co-infected-cases-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-record-review-in-a-high-burdened-province-of-south-africa
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M C Engelbrecht, N G Kigozi, P Chikobvu, S Botha, H C J van Rensburg
BACKGROUND: South Africa did not meet the MDG targets to reduce TB prevalence and mortality by 50% by 2015, and the TB cure rate remains below the WHO target of 85%. TB incidence in the country is largely fuelled by the HIV epidemic, and co-infected patients are more likely to have unsuccessful TB treatment outcomes. This paper analyses the demographic and clinical characteristics of new TB patients with unsuccessful treatment outcomes, as well as factors associated with unsuccessful treatment outcomes for HIV co-infected patients...
July 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685322/affected-female-carriers-of-mtm1-mutations-display-a-wide-spectrum-of-clinical-and-pathological-involvement-delineating-diagnostic-clues
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Valérie Biancalana, Sophie Scheidecker, Marguerite Miguet, Annie Laquerrière, Norma B Romero, Tanya Stojkovic, Osorio Abath Neto, Sandra Mercier, Nicol Voermans, Laura Tanner, Curtis Rogers, Elisabeth Ollagnon-Roman, Helen Roper, Célia Boutte, Shay Ben-Shachar, Xavière Lornage, Nasim Vasli, Elise Schaefer, Pascal Laforet, Jean Pouget, Alexandre Moerman, Laurent Pasquier, Pascale Marcorelle, Armelle Magot, Benno Küsters, Nathalie Streichenberger, Christine Tranchant, Nicolas Dondaine, Raphael Schneider, Claire Gasnier, Nadège Calmels, Valérie Kremer, Karine Nguyen, Julie Perrier, Erik Jan Kamsteeg, Pierre Carlier, Robert-Yves Carlier, Julie Thompson, Anne Boland, Jean-François Deleuze, Michel Fardeau, Edmar Zanoteli, Bruno Eymard, Jocelyn Laporte
X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM), a severe congenital myopathy, is caused by mutations in the MTM1 gene located on the X chromosome. A majority of affected males die in the early postnatal period, whereas female carriers are believed to be usually asymptomatic. Nevertheless, several affected females have been reported. To assess the phenotypic and pathological spectra of carrier females and to delineate diagnostic clues, we characterized 17 new unrelated affected females and performed a detailed comparison with previously reported cases at the clinical, muscle imaging, histological, ultrastructural and molecular levels...
July 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679753/on-the-death-rate-of-abortively-infected-cells-estimation-from-simian-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Ruian Ke, Mian-Er Cong, David Li, Gerardo Garcia-Lerma, Alan S Perelson
Progressive T cell depletion during chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a key mechanism that leads to the development of AIDS. Recent studies have suggested that most T cells in the tissue die through pyroptosis triggered by abortive infection, i.e. infection of resting T cells where HIV failed to complete reverse transcription. However, the contribution of abortive infection to T cell loss and how quickly abortively infected cells die in vivo, key parameters for a quantitative understanding of T cell population dynamics, are not clear...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669033/monitoring-the-brain-after-cardiac-arrest-a-new-era
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REVIEW
Niraj Sinha, Sam Parnia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Of the approximately 350,000 out-of-hospital, and 750,000 after in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) events in the US annually approximately 5-9% and 20% respectively may achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Up to 2/3 of these initial survivors may go on die in the subsequent 24-72 hours after ROSC due to a combination of (1) on-going cerebral injury, (2) myocardial dysfunction and (3) massive systemic inflammatory response...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660828/predictors-of-direct-home-discharge-following-fractured-neck-of-femur
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O Salar, P N Baker, D P Forward, B J Ollivere, N Weerasuriya, I K Moppett, C G Moran
INTRODUCTION Direct home discharge (DHD) following hip fracture surgery represents a challenging proposition. The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing the discharge destination (home vs alternative location) for patients admitted from their own home with a fractured neck of femur. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected major trauma centre data was performed, identifying 10,044 consecutive hip fracture admissions between 2000 and 2012. RESULTS Two-thirds of the patients (n=6,742, 67%) were admitted from their own home...
July 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660359/non-alcoholic-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-with-cortical-involvement-and-polyneuropathy-following-gastrectomy
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Wei-Chia Tsao, Long-Sun Ro, Chiung-Mei Chen, Hong-Chiu Chang, Hung-Chou Kuo
In this study, we present the clinical manifestations, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and concurrent polyneuropathies in two patients with non-alcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) after gastrojejunostomy (Billroth II) anastomosis procedures. These patients developed sub-acute onset of disorientation and disturbance of consciousness following several weeks of poor intake. Peripheral neuropathy of varying severity was noted before and after the onset of WE. Brain MRI of the patients showed cerebellar vermis and symmetric cortical abnormalities in addition to typical WE changes...
June 28, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651406/-survival-time-of-newly-diagnosed-hiv-aids-cases-and-related-factors-in-china-2010
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H L Tang, J Li, J Han, J Xu, Y R Mao
Objective: To analyze the survival time of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases and related factors in China in 2010. Methods: The reporting cards and follow-up cards of HIV/AIDS cases reported as of 31 December 2015 were collected from national AIDS information system. The newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2010 were selected. The information of follow-up intervention, CD(4+)T cells (CD(4)) testing, antiretroviral treatment and mortality of the cases from 2010 to 2015 were analyzed. Life table method was applied to calculate the survival probability...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649768/measuring-canopy-loss-and-climatic-thresholds-from-an-extreme-drought-along-a-fivefold-precipitation-gradient-across-texas
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Amanda M Schwantes, Jennifer J Swenson, Mariano González-Roglich, Daniel M Johnson, Jean-Christophe Domec, Robert B Jackson
Globally, trees are increasingly dying from extreme drought, a trend that is expected to increase with climate change. Loss of trees has significant ecological, biophysical, and biogeochemical consequences. In 2011, a record drought caused widespread tree mortality in Texas. Using remotely sensed imagery, we quantified canopy loss during and after the drought across the state at 30-m spatial resolution, from the eastern pine/hardwood forests to the western shrublands, a region that includes the boundaries of many species ranges...
June 26, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648859/ceftriaxone-versus-ceftriaxone-plus-a-macrolide-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-hospitalized-patients-with-hiv-aids-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Claudia Figueiredo-Mello, Pontus Naucler, Marinella D Negra, Anna S Levin
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate if treatment with ceftriaxone and a macrolide, improved patient outcome when compared with monotherapy with ceftriaxone, in hospitalized patients with HIV/AIDS with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS: Adult patients with HIV hospitalized due to suspected CAP were randomized to receive one of two regimens, ceftriaxone plus macrolide or ceftriaxone plus placebo, at a 1:1 proportion (Brazilian Clinical Trials Registry: RBR-8wtq2b). The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality and the secondary outcomes were mortality within 14 days, need for vasoactive drugs, need for mechanical ventilation, time to clinical stability and length of hospitalization...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633458/causes-of-death-and-mortality-trends-of-all-individuals-reported-with-hiv-aids-in-israel-1985-2010
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Zohar Mor, Rivka Sheffer, Daniel Chemtob
Background: Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has changed life-expectancy and mortality trends among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) since 1996. This retrospective cohort study aimed to assess the mortality epidemiology of PLWHA in Israel and analyze the causes of death. Methods: This cohort study included all adult Israeli-citizens PLWHA between 1985 and 2010 and crossed matched with the Civil Registry to identify those who died. Death certificates were classified into AIDS or non-AIDS deaths related-causes...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624976/are-concerns-about-irremediableness-vulnerability-or-competence-sufficient-to-justify-excluding-all-psychiatric-patients-from-medical-aid-in-dying
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William Rooney, Udo Schuklenk, Suzanne van de Vathorst
Some jurisdictions that have decriminalized assisted dying (like Canada) exclude psychiatric patients on the grounds that their condition cannot be determined to be irremediable, that they are vulnerable and in need of protection, or that they cannot be determined to be competent. We review each of these claims and find that none have been sufficiently well-supported to justify the differential treatment psychiatric patients experience with respect to assisted dying. We find bans on psychiatric patients' access to this service amount to arbitrary discrimination...
June 17, 2017: Health Care Analysis: HCA: Journal of Health Philosophy and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619532/major-physical-health-conditions-and-risk-of-suicide
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Brian K Ahmedani, Edward L Peterson, Yong Hu, Rebecca C Rossom, Frances Lynch, Christine Y Lu, Beth E Waitzfelder, Ashli A Owen-Smith, Samuel Hubley, Deepak Prabhakar, L Keoki Williams, Nicole Zeld, Elizabeth Mutter, Arne Beck, Dennis Tolsma, Gregory E Simon
INTRODUCTION: Most individuals make healthcare visits before suicide, but many do not have a diagnosed mental health condition. This study seeks to investigate suicide risk among patients with a range of physical health conditions in a U.S. general population sample and whether risk persists after adjustment for mental health and substance use diagnoses. METHODS: This study included 2,674 individuals who died by suicide between 2000 and 2013 along with 267,400 controls matched on year and location in a case-control study conducted in 2016 across eight Mental Health Research Network healthcare systems...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614446/-factors-associated-with-tb-hiv-coinfection-evidence-from-notification-data-in-the-state-of-amazonas-brazil-2001-2012
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Evela da Silva Magno, Valeria Saraceni, Alexandra Brito de Souza, Regma da Silva Magno, Maria das Graças Gomes Saraiva, Samira Bührer-Sékula
Tuberculosis (TB) in persons living with HIV (PLHIV) is the leading infectious cause of AIDS-related death. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of TB/HIV coinfection, evaluate notification of the two diseases over time by probabilistic database linkage, and identify factors associated with AIDS and TB notifications. Prevalence of TB/HIV coinfection was 7.7%. The group of PLHIV with subsequent TB diagnosis was the most representative, despite available preventive measures. Underreporting of TB among AIDS cases was 35%, and 19...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613918/new-sepsis-definition-sepsis-3-and-community-acquired-pneumonia-mortality-a-validation-and-clinical-decision-making-study
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Otavio T Ranzani, Elena Prina, Rosario Menéndez, Adrian Ceccato, Catia Cilloniz, Raul Méndez, Albert Gabarrus, Enric Barbeta, Gianluigi Li Bassi, Miquel Ferrer, Antoni Torres
RATIONALE: Sepsis-3 Task Force updated the clinical criteria for sepsis, excluding the need for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. The clinical implications of the proposed flowchart including the quick Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) and SOFA scores are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To perform a clinical decision-making analysis of Sepsis-3 in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS: Cohort study including adult patients with CAP from two Spanish university-hospitals...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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