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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456210/appraising-the-outcome-and-complications-of-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-in-self-care-peritoneal-dialysis-and-assisted-peritoneal-dialysis-a-5-year-review-of-a-single-saudi-center
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Jamal Saleh Al Wakeel, Mohammed A Al Ghonaim, Abdullah Aldohayan, Saira Usama, Saad Al Obaili, Ahmad R Tarakji, Mohammad Alkhowaiter
Our objective is to study the outcomes and complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) including comparison of self-care PD with home-care assisted PD during a five-year period. A retrospective study of PD data at King Saud University-affiliated hospital in Riyadh from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013. One hundred and eleven patients were included (female 55%). The average age was 47.4 (1-83) years. Twenty-one (18.91%) patients were on continuous ambulatory PD and 90 (81.08%) on automated PD. The mean time on PD was 23...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451646/profile-of-patients-with-fournier-s-gangrene-and-their-clinical-evolution
#2
Djoney Rafael Dos-Santos, Ulisses Luiz Tasca Roman, André Pereira Westphalen, Keli Lovison, Fernando Antonio C Spencer Neto
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the profile of patients with Fournier's gangrene treated in a public tertiary hospital in western Paraná State. METHODS: we conducted a cross-sectional, retrospective and descriptive study of patients with Fournier's gangrene treated between January 2012 and November 2016. RESULTS: there were 40 patients with Fournier's gangrene treated in the period, 29 (72.5%) men and 11 (27.5%) women. The mean age was 51.7±16.3 years...
2018: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451000/novel-automated-immune-turbidimetric-assay-for-routine-urinary-cystatin-c-determinations
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Balázs Szirmay, Péter Kustán, Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Andrea Ludány, Ágnes Lakatos, Diána Mühl, István Wittmann, Attila Miseta, Gábor L Kovács, Tamás Kőszegi
AIM: There is no commercially available urinary cystatin-C (u-CYSC) test in the market. Therefore, we optimized and validated an automated immune turbidimetric test for u-CYSC measurements and investigated u-CYSC concentrations in acute and chronic diseases which might lead to renal tubular disorders. MATERIALS & METHODS: A particle-enhanced immune turbidimetric assay was adapted and validated on a Cobas 8000/c502 analyzer. Urine samples of different patient groups were also analyzed...
February 16, 2018: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447854/risk-factors-associated-complications-for-postoperative-urinary-retention-after-lumbar-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Joshua L Golubovsky, Haariss Ilyas, Jinxiao Chen, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR) is a very common post-operative complication of all surgeries (5 - 70%) that may lead to complications such as urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder over-distention, autonomic dysregulation, and increased postoperative length of stay (LOS). Within the field of spine surgery, the reported incidence of POUR is highly variable (5.6 - 38%). Lack of clear stratification of surgical level, spinal pathology, and inadequate sample size is a major limitation of available studies concerning POUR following spine surgery that may lead to inconsistency in the incidence of POUR and the ability to model its occurrence and consequences...
February 12, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445837/alkaline-phosphatases-in-the-complex-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorders
#5
Jordi Bover, Pablo Ureña, Armando Aguilar, Sandro Mazzaferro, Silvia Benito, Víctor López-Báez, Alejandra Ramos, Iara daSilva, Mario Cozzolino
Alkaline phosphatases (APs) remove the phosphate (dephosphorylation) needed in multiple metabolic processes (from many molecules such as proteins, nucleotides, or pyrophosphate). Therefore, APs are important for bone mineralization but paradoxically they can also be deleterious for other processes, such as vascular calcification and the increasingly known cross-talk between bone and vessels. A proper balance between beneficial and harmful activities is further complicated in the context of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
February 14, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444446/pathophysiological-changes-after-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-inflammation-in-a-type-2-diabetic-rat-model-versus-normal-controls
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Tingting Han, Xingxing Ren, Dongdong Jiang, Shuang Zheng, Yawen Chen, Huiying Qiu, Peter C Hou, Wei Liu, Yaomin Hu
AIMS: The present study aimed to explore the mechanism of a potential beneficial effect of pre-existing diabetes in acute hyperglycemia during critical illness. METHODS: Pathophysiological changes including blood glucose variability, changes of inflammatory and oxidative stress responses after lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute infection were compared between type 2 diabetic rat model (GK rats) and normal controls (Wistar rats). RESULTS: After LPS injection, Wistar rats showed serious infective symptoms while GK rats did not...
February 11, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444225/association-of-neighborhood-socioeconomic-status-with-risk-of-infection-and-sepsis
#7
John P Donnelly, Sindhu Lakkur, Suzanne E Judd, Emily B Levitan, Russell Griffin, George Howard, Monika M Safford, Henry E Wang
Background: Prior studies suggest disparities in sepsis risk and outcomes based on place of residence. We sought to examine the association between neighborhood socioeconomic status (nSES) and hospitalization for infection and sepsis. Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study using data from 30239 participants in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. nSES was defined using a score derived from census data and classified into quartiles...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431201/the-in-hospital-burden-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-decade-nationwide-analysis-from-2004-to-2014
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Alvaro J Ramos-Rodriguez, Dmitriy Timerman, Ali Khan, Lauren Bonomo, Manrup K Hunjan, Alejandro Lemor
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that significantly affects the patient's quality of life. Multiple studies have shown a strong association between HS and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our primary goal was to explore the in-hospital burden of HS on patients with IBD. Our secondary goal was to establish unique baseline characteristics and comorbidities of IBD patients with HS. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database for the years 2004 through 2014...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430224/multilocular-hepatic-abscess-formation-and-sepsis-due-to-yersinia-enterocolitica-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-hemochromatosis-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Matthias Sauter, Stephan R Vavricka, Pascal Locher, Benjamin Preiswerk, Dominik Weishaupt, Christoph A Meier, Benjamin Misselwitz
Infection with Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) typically presents with mild gastroenteritis without systemic infection. However, systemic YE infection has been described in states of iron overload. We present the case of a patient with sepsis with hepatic abscesses due to YE infection. Workup revealed a past diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and hemochromatosis which had been untreated for the previous 5 years due to patient refusal. This case highlights risk factors for systemic infection with YE. A high degree of suspicion for YE infection is warranted in patients with iron overload, diabetes mellitus, or immunosuppression...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428804/links-between-a-biomarker-profile-cold-ischaemic-time-and-clinical-outcome-following-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation
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Hussein A Khambalia, M Yvonne Alexander, Mahesan Nirmalan, Ria Weston, Phillip Pemberton, Zia Moinuddin, Angela Summers, David van Dellen, Titus Augustine
In sepsis, trauma and major surgery, where an explicit physiological insult leads to a significant systemic inflammatory response, the acute evolution of biomarkers have been delineated. In these settings, Interleukin (IL) -6 and TNF-α are often the first pro-inflammatory markers to rise, stimulating production of acute phase proteins followed by peaks in anti-inflammatory markers. Patients undergoing SPKT as a result of diabetic complications already have an inflammatory phenotype as a result of uraemia and glycaemia...
February 8, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421810/is-there-a-role-for-double-j-stent-culture-in-contemporary-urology
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Diomidis Kozyrakis, Stefanos Perikleous, Styliani-Elissavet Chatzistamou, Dimitris Kateris, Georgios Soukias, Anastasios Karatzas, Ioannis Dimitriadis
INTRODUCTION: To present the incidence of bacterial colonization on ureteral double J stents (DJS); isolate the uropathogens; define the rate of multi-resistant bacteria strains (MRBS) and present their clinical importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: <unterline></unterline> The whole body of 105 DJSs was examined for the presence of uropathogens. RESULTS: The main etiology for stent placement was lithiasis (57.1%). The most frequently cultured microorganisms were staphylococcus (28...
February 8, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416905/man-in-the-barrel-syndrome-case-report-of-ventral-epidural-abscess-and-review-of-the-literature
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Karam Asmaro, Aqueel H Pabaney, Richard Rammo, Rizwan Tahir, Max K Kole
Background: Man-in-the-barrel syndrome (MBS) is an uncommon clinical condition for which patients present with bilateral brachial diplegia but intact lower extremity strength. This syndrome is typically attributed to a cranial/cortical injury rather than a spinal pathology. Case Description: A 62-year-old diabetic male presented with bilateral upper extremity paresis attributed to a ventral cervical epidural abscess diagnosed on magnetic resonance imaging. Emergent cervical decompression resulted in slight improvement of upper extremity strength...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404352/severe-sepsis-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Muhammad Shahreyar, Regina Fahhoum, Oluwaseun Akinseye, Sanjay Bhandari, Geetanjali Dang, Rami N Khouzam
Background: Although sepsis is a known risk factor for cardiac arrhythmias, data on incidence and outcomes of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in severe sepsis is limited. The purpose of this study is to examine the association of severe sepsis with cardiac arrhythmias and their impact on outcome in this patient population. Methods: We used hospital discharge data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) during the year 2012. All patients 18 years or older were included in the study...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391107/mandatory-operative-re-exploration-after-initial-debridement-of-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections-is-it-mandatory
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Lara H Spence, Huan Yan, Ashkan Moazzez, Alexander Schwed, Jessica Keeley, Mohammad Karimzada, Mari Allison, Angela Neville, David Plurad, Brant Putnam, Christian de Virgilio, Dennis Kim
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are aggressive infections requiring prompt diagnosis and extensive surgical debridement. Traditionally, patients undergo mandatory re-exploration to ensure adequacy of source control. The purpose of this study is to determine if re-exploration in the operating room is mandatory for all patients with NSTIs. An eight-year retrospective analysis of adult patients with NSTIs was performed comparing two groups: mandatory operative re-exploration versus operative re-exploration based on clinical examination findings...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388572/melioidosis
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W Joost Wiersinga, Harjeet S Virk, Alfredo G Torres, Bart J Currie, Sharon J Peacock, David A B Dance, Direk Limmathurotsakul
Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative environmental bacterium and the aetiological agent of melioidosis, a life-threatening infection that is estimated to account for ∼89,000 deaths per year worldwide. Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for melioidosis, and the global diabetes pandemic could increase the number of fatalities caused by melioidosis. Melioidosis is endemic across tropical areas, especially in southeast Asia and northern Australia. Disease manifestations can range from acute septicaemia to chronic infection, as the facultative intracellular lifestyle and virulence factors of B...
February 1, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388457/avoidable-30-day-mortality-analysis-and-failure-to-rescue-in-dysvascular-lower-extremity-amputees
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Christian Wied, Nicolai B Foss, Peter T Tengberg, Gitte Holm, Anders Troelsen, Morten T Kristensen
Background and purpose - An enhanced treatment program may decrease 30-day mortality below 20% after lower extremity amputations (LEA). The potential and limitations for further reduction are unknown. We analyzed postoperative causes of 30-day mortality, and assessed failure to rescue (FTR) rate in LEA patients who followed an enhanced treatment program. Patients and methods - Medical charts of 195 primary LEA procedures were reviewed independently by 3 of the authors, and deaths during hospitalization following amputation were classified according to consensus...
February 1, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379005/association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-c-reactive-protein-gene-with-susceptibility-to-infantile-sepsis-in-southern-china
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Chunyi Liu, Ping Jin, Yong Luo, Jinji Xu, Chengxiang Kong, Juan Chen, Hongbo Xie, Gang Zhou
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) is an important biomarker of sepsis. Several single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CRP gene can determine plasma CRP levels and are risk factors in many diseases, such as cancer, arteritis, and diabetes. However, it is unknown whether polymorphisms in CRP are associated with susceptibility to and outcome of infantile sepsis. We explored the effect of these SNPs on CRP response in infantile sepsis, and compared genetic data on patients with sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 49 infants with sepsis and 20 healthy infants were enrolled during hospitalization, and 3 SNPs in the CRP gene region (rs1205, rs2808530, and rs3091244) were genotyped and then analyzed for associations with CRP levels and sepsis...
January 30, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362652/single-center-experience-in-laparoscopic-treatment-of-gallbladder-perforation
#18
Nuri Alper Sahbaz, Kivanc Derya Peker, Hamit Ahmet Kabuli, Alpen Yahya Gumusoglu, Halil Alis
Introduction: Gallbladder perforation (GBP) is a rare disease with potential mortality. Previous series have reported an incidence of approximately 2-11% and it still continues to be a significant problem for surgeons. Aim: To present our clinical experience with gallbladder perforation. Material and methods: The records of 2754 patients who received surgical treatment for cholelithiasis between 2010 and 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
December 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361813/ruptured-gas-forming-pyogenic-liver-abscess-into-the-peritoneal-cavity-treated-successfully-with-medical-treatment
#19
Kyung Jin Lee, Soo Hyung Ryu
Gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess (GFPLA) is very rare and has a very high mortality in case of rupture into the abdominal cavity, which usually require surgical treatment. We experienced a case of a ruptured GFPLA due to Klebsiella pneumoniae complicated with peritonitis and sepsis in a 68-year-old diabetic woman. Immediate and aggressive medical treatments including intravenous antibiotics, percutaneous drainage, and continuous renal replacement therapy dramatically improved the liver abscess, peritonitis, and metabolic problems...
January 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359836/factors-and-outcomes-in-association-with-sepsis-differ-between-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-and-single-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Thomas Schachtner, Marina Zaks, Natalie M Otto, Andreas Kahl, Petra Reinke
As immunosuppressive therapy has improved in simultaneous pancreas/kidney transplant recipients (SPKTRs), infection has become the major limitation of disease-free survival. We studied all SPKTRs and deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) between 2003 and 2015. 36/134 SPKTRs (26.9%) were diagnosed with sepsis among which 13/36 SPKTRs (36.1%) developed severe sepsis/septic shock. A control group of 98 SPKTRs without sepsis and 61/538 KTRs (11.3%) with sepsis were used for comparison. Among SPKTRs, female sex, low BMI, CMV-seronegativity, CMV-disease, and acute cellular rejection increased the risk for sepsis (p<0...
January 23, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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