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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031240/colonization-of-oropharynx-and-lower-respiratory-tract-in-critical-patients-risk-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Ivany Machado de Carvalho Baptista, Frederico Canato Martinho, Gustavo Giacomelli Nascimento, Carlos Eduardo da Rocha Santos, Renata Falchete do Prado, Marcia Carneiro Valera
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the microbial diversity existing in oral cavity and respiratory tract samples (from mini-bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), endotracheal aspirate, and orotracheal tube) of patients on mechanical ventilation by using the checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridisation. Also, the study aimed to evaluate whether the microbial profile in the oral cavity is found in respiratory tract samples, at different periods of mechanical ventilation time (12h, 48h, 96h) in attempt to identification of relationship between VAP (ventilator-associated pneumonia) and bacterial species studied...
October 2, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031207/microrna-25-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-via-pten-akt-pathway
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Huicong Li, Xiaoguang Zhu, Junwei Zhang, Jun Shi
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) has become the major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been demonstrated that apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells induced by hyperglycemia contributes to the pathogenesis of DN. Recent researches have corroborated the critical roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the apoptosis of various types of cells including renal tubular epithelial cells. However, the eff ; ;ect of miRNAs on the hyperglycemia-induced apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells remains unclear...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031018/strategies-to-define-performance-specifications-in-laboratory-medicine-3-years-on-from-the-milan-strategic-conference
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Mauro Panteghini, Ferruccio Ceriotti, Graham Jones, Wytze Oosterhuis, Mario Plebani, Sverre Sandberg
Measurements in clinical laboratories produce results needed in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients. These results are always characterized by some uncertainty. What quality is needed and what measurement errors can be tolerated without jeopardizing patient safety should therefore be defined and specified for each analyte having clinical use. When these specifications are defined, the total examination process will be "fit for purpose" and the laboratory professionals should then set up rules to control the measuring systems to ensure they perform within specifications...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029375/treatment-and-disease-management-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-review-for-nurse-practitioners
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Cortnee Roman, Kara Menning
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This review discusses the role of the nurse practitioner (NP) in evaluating the clinical effects, potential side effects, and monitoring requirements for treatment options in multiple sclerosis (MS) and provides guidance on how to help patients understand these issues. METHODS: A literature search was conducted on PubMed to identify publications on monitoring and disease management of MS patients. Additional resources included drug information web sites and package inserts...
October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029356/total-hip-arthroplasty-dislocation-after-cardioversion-a-case-report
#5
Ahmed Siddiqi, Carl T Talmo, James V Bono
New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common perioperative arrhythmia in the elderly. The incidence after total joint arthroplasty is much lower than other non-cardiac surgeries. Since postoperative atrial fibrillation can cause increased length of hospital stay, mortality, and healthcare costs, it is critical to focus on prevention and prompt management. New onset atrial fibrillation is treated with rhythm control for patients who demonstrate hemodynamic instability or refractory to rate control measures...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029170/use-of-a-structured-panel-process-to-define-antimicrobial-prescribing-appropriateness-in-critical-care
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Linda D Dresser, Chaim M Bell, Marilyn Steinberg, Niall D Ferguson, Stephen Lapinsky, Neil Lazar, Patricia Murphy, Jeffrey M Singh, Andrew M Morris
Background: Antimicrobial prescribing is frequently reported as appropriate or inappropriate, particularly in the ICU. However, the definitions used are non-standardized and lack validity and reliability. Objectives: To develop standardized definitions of appropriateness for antimicrobial prescribing in the critical care setting. Methods: We used consensus-based modified Delphi and RAND appropriateness methodology to develop criteria to define appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028860/-man-some-a-review-of-male-facial-aging-and-beauty
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Terrence Colin Keaney
<p>Gender plays a significant role in determining facial anatomy and behavior, both of which are key factors in the aging process. Understanding the pattern of male facial aging is critical when planning aesthetic treatments on men. Men develop more severe rhytides in a unique pattern, show increased periocular aging changes, and are more prone to hair loss. What also needs to be considered when planning a treatment is what makes men beautiful or "man-some". Male beauty strikes a balance between masculine and feminine facial features...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028855/benjamin-button-effect-recognizable-rejuvenation
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Heidi A Waldorf
<p>The "Benjamin Button" effect inspired by the popular motion picture, is used to describe the goal of achieving a clearly younger and more attractive, yet still natural appearance utilizing noninvasive and minimally invasive therapies and procedures. Due to high patient demand for enhancement and rejuvenation of the face and body with minimal downtime, there is an ever-increasing number of companies developing products and devices, variety of indications, and field of practitioners offering them. Each option, including topicals, injectables, and devices, promises near magical results...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028774/seeking-humanizing-care-in-patient-centered-care-process-a-grounded-theory-study
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Mohammad Ali Cheraghi, Maryam Esmaeili, Mahvash Salsali
Patient-centered care is both a goal in itself and a tool for enhancing health outcomes. The application of patient-centered care in health care services globally however is diverse. This article reports on a study that sought to introduce patient-centered care. The aim of this study is to explore the process of providing patient-centered care in critical care units. The study used a grounded theory method. Data were collected on 5 critical care units in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Purposive and theoretical sampling directed the collection of data using 29 semistructured interviews with 27 participants (nurses, patients, and physician)...
November 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028765/preventing-clinical-progression-and-need-for-treatment-in-patients-on-active-surveillance-for-prostate-cancer
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Hanan Goldberg, Zachary Klaassen, Thenappan Chandrasekar, Neil Fleshner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Active surveillance is an established treatment option for men with localized, low-risk prostate cancer (CaP). It entails the postponement of immediate therapy with the option of delayed intervention upon disease progression. The rate of clinical progression and need for treatment on active surveillance is approximately 50% over 15 years. The present review summarizes recent data on current methods, attempting to prevent clinical progression. RECENT FINDINGS: Patient selection for active surveillance is the first mandatory step required to lower progression...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028733/the-use-of-tidal-volume-challenge-test-in-critically-ill-patients-caution-needed
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Yang Liu, Yu-Ming Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028445/return-to-sport-specific-performance-after-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas G Mohtadi, Denise S Chan
BACKGROUND: Physicians counseling athletes on the prognosis of sport-specific performance outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) depend on the published literature. However, critical appraisal of the validity and biases in these studies is required to understand how ACLR affects an athlete's ability to return to sport, the athlete's sport-specific performance, and his or her ability to achieve preinjury levels of performance. PURPOSE: This review identifies the published prognostic studies evaluating sport-specific performance outcomes after ACLR...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028420/the-effect-of-telemedicine-on-resource-utilization-and-hospital-disposition-in-critically-ill-pediatric-transport-patients
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Kimberly Fugok, Nicholas B Slamon
PURPOSE: Pediatric transport teams rely on communication to report patient data to medical command officers, who create care plans and determine disposition. Common destinations are the emergency department (ED), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), or regular inpatient care area (RIPCA). Telephone report does not result in complete understanding of the patient's condition. Further workup in the ED is often required. Telemedicine allows the patient to be directly seen; parents to be interviewed; and laboratory studies, radiographs, and vital signs to be reviewed...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028375/health-disparities-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-blueprint-for-action-an-official-american-thoracic-society-statement
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Arunabh Talwar, Joe G N Garcia, Halley Tsai, Matthew Moreno, Tim Lahm, Roham T Zamanian, Roberto Machado, Steven M Kawut, Mona Selej, Stephen Mathai, Laura Hoyt D'Anna, Sonu Sahni, Erik J Rodriquez, Richard Channick, Karen Fagan, Michael Gray, Jessica Armstrong, Josanna Rodriguez Lopez, Vinicio de Jesus Perez
BACKGROUND: Health disparities have a major impact in the quality of life and clinical care received by minorities in the United States. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare cardiopulmonary disorder that affects children and adults and that, if untreated, results in premature death. The impact of health disparities in the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical outcome of patients with PAH has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVES: The specific goals of this research statement were to conduct a critical review of the literature concerning health disparities in PAH, identify major research gaps and prioritize direction for future research...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028204/identifying-condition-specific-modules-by-clustering-multiple-networks
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Xiaoke Ma, Penggang Sun, Guimin Qin
Condition-specific modules in multiple networks must be determined to reveal the underlying molecular mechanisms of diseases. Current algorithms exhibit limitations such as low accuracy and high sensitivity to the number of networks because these algorithms discover condition-specific modules in multiple networks by separating specificity and modularity of modules. To overcome these limitations, we characterize condition-specific module as a group of genes whose connectivity is strong in the corresponding network and weak in other networks; this strategy can accurately depict the topological structure of condition-specific modules...
October 10, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027943/low-grade-dysplastic-nodules-revealed-as-the-tipping-point-during-multistep-hepatocarcinogenesis-by-dynamic-network-biomarkers
#16
Lina Lu, Zhonglin Jiang, Yulin Dai, Luonan Chen
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complex disease with a multi-step carcinogenic process from preneoplastic lesions, including cirrhosis, low-grade dysplastic nodules (LGDNs), and high-grade dysplastic nodules (HGDNs) to HCC. There is only an elemental understanding of its molecular pathogenesis, for which a key problem is to identify when and how the critical transition happens during the HCC initiation period at a molecular level. In this work, for the first time, we revealed that LGDNs is the tipping point (i...
October 13, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027866/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-as-treatment-for-intractable-insular-epilepsy-in-children
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M Scott Perry, David J Donahue, Saleem I Malik, Cynthia G Keator, Angel Hernandez, Rohit K Reddy, Freedom F Perkins, Mark R Lee, Dave F Clarke
OBJECTIVE Seizure onset within the insula is increasingly recognized as a cause of intractable epilepsy. Surgery within the insula is difficult, with considerable risks, given the rich vascular supply and location near critical cortex. MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT) provides an attractive treatment option for insular epilepsy, allowing direct ablation of abnormal tissue while sparing nearby normal cortex. Herein, the authors describe their experience using this technique in a large cohort of children undergoing treatment of intractable localization-related epilepsy of insular onset...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027776/lung-ultrasonography-and-echocardiography-in-the-icu-a-combined-and-practical-approach
#18
Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Paul Mayo
This article describes some practical applications of critical care ultrasonography that are of interest to the frontline intensivist. Instead of presenting a standard state of the art review article, we present 3 typical clinical cases where combined echocardiography, lung ultrasonography, and other ultrasonography techniques were helpful to the critical care team. The manuscript includes a variety figures and video clips that illustrate the utility of critical care ultrasonography in guiding diagnosis and management of the critically ill patient...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027727/downregulated-apoptosis-and-autophagy-after-anti-a%C3%AE-immunotherapy-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Claire Paquet, James Ar Nicoll, Seth Love, François Mouton-Liger, Clive Holmes, Jacques Hugon, Delphine Boche
Aβ immunisation of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients in the AN1792 (Elan Pharmaceuticals) trial caused Aβ removal and a decreased density of neurons in the cerebral cortex. As preservation of neurons may be a critical determinant of outcome after Aβ immunisation, we have assessed the impact of previous Aβ immunisation on the expression of a range of apoptotic proteins in post-mortem human brain tissue. Cortex from 13 AD patients immunised with AN1792 (iAD) and from 27 non-immunised AD (cAD) cases was immunolabelled for pro-apoptotic proteins implicated in AD pathophysiology: phosphorylated c-Jun N-terminal kinase (pJNK), activated caspase3 (a-casp3), phosphorylated GSK3β on tyrosine 216 (GSK3βtyr216 ), p53 and Cdk5/p35...
October 13, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027687/filter-adsorption-of-anidulafungin-to-a-polysulfone-based-hemofilter-during-cvvhd-in-vitro
#20
Peter Kolbinger, Michael Gruber, Gabriel Roth, Bernhard M Graf, Karl-Peter Ittner
Candidemia is frequent in critically ill patients, especially in combination with an acute kidney injury (AKI). Echinocandins generally are recommended for therapy of such infections. Recent studies found no need for dosage adjustment in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis, or patients with AKI receiving continuous venovenous hemofiltration. The aim of this in vitro study was to examine the adsorption of anidulafungin to the surface of the hemofilter during continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD) and its effect on anidulafungin concentrations...
October 13, 2017: Artificial Organs
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