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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932514/long-term-therapy-with-wu-ling-san-a-popular-antilithic-chinese-herbal-formula-did-not-prevent-subsequent-stone-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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San-Yuan Wu, Huey-Yi Chen, Kao-Sung Tsai, Jen-Huai Chiang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Wen-Chi Chen
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), which is widely used to treat pain and urolithiasis, is a promising therapy for urinary stone prevention. This study investigated the clinical efficacy of a popular CHM, Wu-Ling-San (WLS), in Taiwan for the prophylaxis of recurrent nephrolithiasis as assessed by surgical stone treatment via a nationwide population-based cohort study. The National Health Insurance Research Database, 2000-2010, which included one million patient records. All patients diagnosed with stone disease at the beginning of the study...
2016: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920854/recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-an-adult-with-a-duplicated-renal-collecting-system
#2
Junaid Raja, Amir M Mohareb, Bilori Bilori
Because of advancements in fetal imaging, anatomic variants of the genitourinary tract are most often discovered in the antenatal period. As such, general internists are less likely to encounter adult patients with previously undiagnosed anatomic abnormalities of the renal collecting system, such as duplicated kidneys. These abnormalities put patients at risk for urinary obstruction and recurrent infections of the urinary tract. We report the case of a 40-year-old diabetic patient with a previously undiagnosed duplex kidney who had recurrent episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis triggered by urinary tract infections...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909624/for-reliable-urine-cultures-in-the-detection-of-complicated-urinary-tract-infection-do-we-use-urine-specimens-obtained-with-urethral-catheter-or-a-nephrostomy-tube
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Gülay Dede, Özcan Deveci, Onur Dede, Mazhar Utanğac, Mansur Dağgulli, Necmettin Penbegül, Namık Kemal Hatipoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the results of urine cultures obtained either from urethral, and percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 328 consecutive patients that underwent PCN at our institution with complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) between July 2010 and April 2015. Results of urine cultures obtained from the urethral and nephrostomy catheters were compared. RESULTS: This study included 152 male and 176 female patients...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906777/asymptomatic-bacteriuria-to-screen-or-not-to-screen-and-when-to-treat
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Tommaso Cai, Bela Koves, Truls E Bjerklund Johansen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) is a common clinical condition that often leads to unnecessary treatment. The purpose of this review is to outline and evaluate the most recent literature on the management of ABU. RECENT FINDINGS: The role of ABU management has been evaluated in several patient subgroups: healthy patients without identified risk factors, pregnant women, postmenopausal women, women with recurrent UTI, patients with diabetes, elderly institutionalized patients, patients with renal transplants, patients with indwelling catheters and prior to surgery...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886035/developing-a-model-to-estimate-the-probability-of-bacteremia-in-women-with-community-onset-febrile-urinary-tract-infection
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Won Sup Oh, Yeon-Sook Kim, Joon Sup Yeom, Hee Kyoung Choi, Yee Gyung Kwak, Jae-Bum Jun, Seong Yeon Park, Jin-Won Chung, Ji-Young Rhee, Baek-Nam Kim
INTRODUCTION: Among patients with urinary tract infection (UTI), bacteremic cases show higher mortality rates than do nonbacteremic cases. Early identification of bacteremic cases is crucial for severity assessment of patients with febrile UTI. This study aimed to identify predictors associated with bacteremia in women with community-onset febrile UTI and to develop a prediction model to estimate the probability of bacteremic cases. METHODOLOGY: This cross-sectional study included women consecutively hospitalized with community-onset febrile UTI at 10 hospitals in Korea...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882439/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcome-of-babies-born-from-sperm-selected-by-macs-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laura Romany, Nicolas Garrido, Ana Cobo, Belen Aparicio-Ruiz, Vicente Serra, Marcos Meseguer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess outcomes after magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) technology on obstetric and perinatal outcomes compared with those achieved after swim up from randomized controlled trial. METHODS: This is a two-arm, unicentric, prospective, randomized, and triple-blinded trial and has a total of 237 infertile couples, between October 2010 and January 2013. A total of 65 and 66 newborns from MACS and control group, respectively, were described...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876693/a-case-of-septic-shock-due-to-serratia-marcescens-pyelonephritis-and-bacteremia-in-a-patient-receiving-empagliflozin
#7
Wesley D Kufel, Ali Scrimenti, Jeffrey M Steele
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have been associated with serious urinary tract infections (UTIs) including pyelonephritis and urosepsis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a label change to include this warning in December 2015 due to a small number of cases (n = 19) reported to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System. Details of these cases are limited and none involved empagliflozin. To date, there has been no published literature comprehensively describing serious UTIs attributed to empagliflozin...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867961/cardio-renal-protection-with-empagliflozin
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Richard J MacIsaac, George Jerums, Elif I Ekinci
Cardiovascular (CV) and kidney disease are common and significant complications in people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). CV disease is the leading cause of death, morbidly and hospitalisations for people with T2DM. Furthermore, diabetic kidney disease is a major risk factor for CV disease and is the main reason why patients need renal replacement therapy. In this perspective, we highlight the results of the recent landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial which has shown that empagliflozin, a member of the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor class of glucose lowering medications, reduces death from CV causes, hospitalisation for heart failure and progression to end stage kidney disease in patients with T2DM and established CV disease...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867824/safety-of-heparin-bridging-therapy-for-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-in-patients-requiring-temporary-discontinuation-of-antithrombotic-agents
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Itsuto Hamano, Shingo Hatakeyama, Tohru Yoneyama, Yuki Tobisawa, Osamu Soma, Teppei Matsumoto, Hayato Yamamoto, Atsushi Imai, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Chikara Ohyama
BACKGROUND: Safety of heparin bridging therapy for transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate (TRUS) biopsy in patients requiring temporary discontinuation of antithrombotic therapy is unknown. This study aimed to assess the relationship between heparin bridging therapy and the incidence of complications after TRUS biopsy. METHODS: From January 2005 to November 2015, we performed 1307 consecutive TRUS biopsies on 1134 patients in our hospital. The patients were assigned to two groups: those without heparin bridging (the control group) and those with temporary discontinuation of antithrombotic agents with heparin bridging therapy (the bridging group)...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862830/urinary-tract-and-genital-infections-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-treated-with-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Dandan Li, Tiansheng Wang, Su Shen, Zhenwei Fang, Yue Dong, Huilin Tang
AIMS: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were associated with increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and genital infections. However, differences among different doses were still controversial. Thus, we aimed to evaluate effects of different SGLT2 inhibitors on the risk of UTIs and genital infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, CENTRAL, and ClinicalTrials...
November 12, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854055/fixed-dose-combination-of-canagliflozin-and-metformin-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-an-overview
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Jaime A Davidson, Lance Sloan
: Metformin is recommended as a first-line therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, many patients do not achieve glycemic goals with metformin monotherapy and require subsequent combination therapy with other antihyperglycemic agents (AHAs). For newly diagnosed patients with high blood glucose, initial combination therapy may be required to achieve glycemic control. The American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists algorithm for the treatment of T2DM recommends metformin plus a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor as the first oral combination in patients who present with HbA1c ≥7...
November 16, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845696/prospective-non-randomized-study-on-the-use-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-with-ciprofloxacin-in-flexible-urethrocystoscopy
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María Carmen Cano-García, Rosario Casares-Pérez, Miguel Arrabal-Martín, Sergio Merino-Salas, Miguel Ángel Arrabal-Polo
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to analyze whether there is a need for antibiotic prophylaxis in this outpatient procedure. METHODS: Prospective observational non-randomized study including 100 patients divided into two groups: - Group 1: 48 patients receiving 500 mg of ciprofloxacin prophylaxis 1 hour before urethrocystoscopy; - Group 2: 52 patients without antibiotic prophylaxis. Before inclusion of the patients in the study, we checked the absence of urinary tract infection by means of a urinalysis obtained 3 days before the procedure...
November 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826987/healthcare-costs-of-urinary-tract-infections-and-genital-mycotic-infections-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-initiated-on-canagliflozin-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tony B Amos, Leslie Montejano, Paul Juneau, Susan C Bolge
OBJECTIVE: To assess the economic impact of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and genital mycotic infections (GMIs) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) initiated on canagliflozin. METHODS: Administrative claims data from April 2013 through June 2014 MarketScan(®) databases were extracted. Adults with ≥1 claim for canagliflozin, T2DM diagnosis, and ≥90 days enrollment before and after canagliflozin initiation were propensity score matched to controls with T2DM initiated on other anti-hyperglycemic agents (AHAs)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798778/hospitalizations-for-chronic-conditions-among-indigenous-australians-after-medication-copayment-reductions-the-closing-the-gap-copayment-incentive
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Amal N Trivedi, Ross Bailie, Jodie Bailie, Alex Brown, Margaret Kelaher
BACKGROUND: To close health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, the Australian government in 2010 reduced medication copayments for Indigenous Australians living with, or at risk of, a chronic disease. Patients were registered for this incentive by their general practitioner. OBJECTIVE: To assess rates of hospitalizations for chronic conditions among Indigenous Australians before and after copayment reductions. DESIGN: Observational time-trend study of hospitalizations for chronic conditions sensitive to medication adherence...
October 31, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794173/vesicovaginal-fistulas-in-the-developed-world-an-analysis-of-disease-characteristics-treatments-and-complications-of-surgical-repair-using-the-acs-nsqip-database
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Marissa C Theofanides, Wilson Sui, Elisabeth M Sebesta, Ifeanyi Onyeji, Justin T Matulay, Doreen E Chung
AIMS: To analyze patient characteristics, complications, and surgical trends in vesicovaginal fistulas (VVF) from a national database. METHODS: Current Procedural Terminology was used to identify patients undergoing VVF repair from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) database. Characteristics and treatments were identified. Logistic regression was used to identify characteristics associated with complications. RESULTS: From 2006 to 2013, 200 patients underwent VVF repair...
October 29, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789299/profile-of-the-ammonium-acid-urate-stone-former-based-on-a-large-contemporary-cohort
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Derek J Lomas, Christopher D Jaeger, Amy E Krambeck
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and profile ammonium acid urate (AAU) stone formers utilizing a large contemporary cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients with documented AAU urolithiasis on stone analysis was performed from 1995 to 2013. A stone was considered AAU if it contained at least 10% of the total composition on stone analysis. RESULTS: Of 12,421 stones, a total of 111 AAU stones were identified in 89 patients...
October 24, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774521/fluoroquinolone-resistant-escherichia-coli-infections-after-transrectal-biopsy-of-the-prostate-in-the-veterans-affairs-healthcare-system
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Elie A Saade, Nuntra Suwantarat, Trina F Zabarsky, Brigid Wilson, Curtis J Donskey
BACKGROUND: Recent reports suggest that infections due to fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) are an increasingly common complication of transrectal biopsy of the prostate (TBP) in the United States. A better understanding of the magnitude and scope of these infections is needed to guide prevention efforts. Our objective is to determine whether the incidence of infections due to fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli after TBP has increased nationwide in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System and to identify risk factors for infection...
2016: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768221/renal-fungus-ball-a-challenging-clinical-problem
#18
Wei Phin Tan, Ulku C Turba, Leslie A Deane
INTRODUCTION: We describe a case of renal pelvi-ureteric fungus ball managed with placement of two nephrostomy tubes and amphotericin B irrigation through a nephrostomy tube with the other to free drain. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old man with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes mellitus was referred to the urology clinic for workup of recurrent urinary tract infection. Urine culture grew Candida albicans. The patient was started on oral fluconazole therapy. Cystoscopy and cystogram revealed a grade 3 left vesicoureteral reflux and right retrograde pyelogram revealed a filling defect in the right renal pelvis extending into the proximal ureter with severe hydroureteronephrosis...
October 15, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747728/colchicine-induced-acute-neuromyopathy-in-a-patient-using-concomitant-fluconazole-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Yi-Chia Su, Chih-Chien Wu
A 54-year-old woman presented at the emergency department after experiencing lower limb weakness and bilateral ankle pain for 2 days. She had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, diabetes mellitus nephropathy with chronic kidney disease, and chronic gouty arthritis. She had received 0.6 mg colchicine orally once or twice daily for 8 months. Four days prior to her emergency department visit, she was discharged from our nephrology ward, where she had been admitted because of a urinary tract infection. During hospitalization, she was treated with intravenous cefazolin for 7 days...
December 2015: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737442/association-of-clinical-risk-factors-and-postoperative-complications-with-unplanned-hospital-readmission-after-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery
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Andrés M Bur, Jason A Brant, Carolyn L Mulvey, Elizabeth A Nicolli, Robert M Brody, John P Fischer, Steven B Cannady, Jason G Newman
Importance: Unplanned hospital readmission is costly and in recent years has become a focus of health care legislation intended to reduce health care expenditures. Greater understanding of which perioperative complications are associated with hospital readmission after surgery for head and neck cancer is needed to reduce unplanned readmissions. Objective: To determine which clinical risk factors and complications are associated with 30-day unplanned readmission after surgery for malignant neoplasms of the head and neck...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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