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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728828/obstruction-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-is-associated-with-catheter-type-and-independent-of-omentectomy-a-comparative-data-analysis-from-a-transplant-surgical-and-a-pediatric-surgical-department
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Josephine Radtke, Raphael Schild, Marc Reismann, Robert-Richard Ridwelski, Caroline Kempf, Bjoern Nashan, Karin Rothe, Martina Koch
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter occlusion is a common complication with up to 36% of catheter obstructions described in the literature. We present a comparison of complications and outcome after implantation of PD catheters in a transplant surgical and a pediatric surgical department. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 154 PD catheters, which were implanted during 2009-2015 by transplant surgeons (TS, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, n=85 catheters) and pediatric surgeons (PS, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany, n=69 catheters) in 122 children (median (range) age 3...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728595/malaria-after-international-travel-a-geosentinel-analysis-2003-2016
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Kristina M Angelo, Michael Libman, Eric Caumes, Davidson H Hamer, Kevin C Kain, Karin Leder, Martin P Grobusch, Stefan H Hagmann, Phyllis Kozarsky, David G Lalloo, Poh-Lian Lim, Calvin Patimeteeporn, Philippe Gautret, Silvia Odolini, François Chappuis, Douglas H Esposito
BACKGROUND: More than 30,000 malaria cases are reported annually among international travellers. Despite improvements in malaria control, malaria continues to threaten travellers due to inaccurate perception of risk and sub-optimal pre-travel preparation. METHODS: Records with a confirmed malaria diagnosis after travel from January 2003 to July 2016 were obtained from GeoSentinel, a global surveillance network of travel and tropical medicine providers that monitors travel-related morbidity...
July 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726979/chronic-disease-registries-trends-and-challenges
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Joachim Schüz, Michael Fored
BACKGROUND: This accompanying editorial is an introduction to the focus theme of "chronic disease registries - trends and challenges". METHODS: A call for papers was announced on the website of Methods of Information in Medicine in April 2016 with submission deadline in September 2016. A peer review process was established to select the papers for the focus theme, managed by two guest editors. RESULTS: Three papers were selected to be included in the focus theme...
July 19, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724505/readmission-to-hospital-of-medical-patients-a-cohort-study
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Mette Gothardt Rasmussen, Pernille Ravn, Stig Molsted, Lise Tarnow, Susanne Rosthøj
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of acute readmissions is higher among elderly medical patients than in the general population. Risk factor identification is needed in order to prevent readmissions. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of acute readmissions among medical patients ≥65years discharged from departments of internal medicine and to identify risk factors associated with readmissions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included patients discharged between 1st of January 2011 and 1st of December 2014 and collected data regarding primary diagnosis and comorbidities...
July 16, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722637/schistosomiasis-in-european-travelers-and-migrants-analysis-of-14-years-tropnet-surveillance-data
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Tilman Lingscheid, Florian Kurth, Jan Clerinx, Stefania Marocco, Begoña Trevino, Mirjam Schunk, José Muñoz, Ida E Gjørup, Tomas Jelinek, Michel Develoux, Graham Fry, Thomas Jänisch, Matthias L Schmid, Olivier Bouchaud, Sabino Puente, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Kristine Mørch, Anders Björkman, Heli Siikamäki, Andreas Neumayr, Henrik Nielsen, Urban Hellgren, Malgorzata Paul, Guido Calleri, Pavel Kosina, Bjørn Myrvang, José M Ramos, Gudrun Just-Nübling, Anna Beltrame, José Saraiva da Cunha, Peter Kern, Laurence Rochat, August Stich, Peter Pongratz, Martin P Grobusch, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath, Christoph Hatz, Thomas Zoller, TropNet Schistosomiasis Investigator Group
Schistosomiasis remains one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and the infection is frequently found in travelers and migrants. The European Network for Tropical Medicine and Travel Health conducted a sentinel surveillance study on imported schistosomiasis between 1997 and 2010. This report summarizes epidemiological and clinical data from 1,465 cases of imported schistosomiasis. Direct pathogen detection and serology were the main diagnostic tools applied. Of these, 486 (33%) cases were identified among European travelers, 231 (16%) among long-term expatriates, and 748 (51%) among non-European immigrants...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722184/appropriateness-of-antiplatelet-therapy-for-primary-and-secondary-cardio-and-cerebrovascular-prevention-in-acutely-hospitalized-older-people
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I Ardoino, R Rossio, D Di Blanca, A Nobili, L Pasina, P M Mannucci, F Peyvandi, C Franchi
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet therapy is recommended for the secondary prevention of cardio- and cerebrovascular disease, but for primary prevention it is advised only in patients at very high risk. With this background, this study aims to assess the appropriateness of antiplatelet therapy in acutely hospitalized older people according to their risk profile. METHODS: Data were obtained from the REPOSI register held in Italian and Spanish internal medicine and geriatric wards in 2012 and 2014...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720403/gradenigo-s-syndrome-a-case-of-a-common-infection-with-uncommon-consequences
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Matthew Vitale, Misra Amrit, Rajan Arora, Julie Lata
Acute otitis media is a common diagnosis encountered by emergency medicine providers. With appropriate antibiotic treatment, patients with otitis media, in general, have minimal long-term sequela from their underlying infection (Limb et al., 2017 [1]). However, untreated cases can develop life-threatening complications that require prompt intervention. We report a case of an 8-year-old that developed Gradenigo's syndrome, a condition characterized by the triad of otitis media, facial pain in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve, and abducens nerve palsy (Yeung and Lustig, 2016; Janjua et al...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717986/thrombolysis-for-stroke-in-ireland-increasing-access-and-maintaining-safety-in-a-challenging-environment
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P McElwaine, J McCormack, C Brennan, H Coetzee, P Cotter, R Doyle, A Hickey, F Horgan, C Loughnane, C Macey, P Marsden, D McCabe, R Mulcahy, I Noone, E Shelley, T Stapleton, D Williams, P Kelly, J Harbison
BACKGROUND: In the setting of a national audit of acute stroke services, we examined the delivery of thrombolytic therapy for ischaemic stroke and whether current practice was achieving safe outcomes and consistent delivery for patients. METHOD: Data obtained from the recent national stroke audit was compared against previous Irish audit, the most recent SSNAP UK stroke audit and the Safe Implementation of Thrombolysis in Stroke-Monitoring Study (SITS-MOST) study...
July 17, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717734/arsenic-as-traditional-chinese-medicine-provides-new-hope-for-overcoming-high-treatment-costs-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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Hong-Hu Zhu, Jiong Hu, Xue-Fei Gu
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December 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717105/ephedrine-induced-mitophagy-via-oxidative-stress-in-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Ah Young Lee, Yoonjeong Jang, Seong-Ho Hong, Seung-Hee Chang, Sungjin Park, Sanghwa Kim, Kyung-Sun Kang, Ji-Eun Kim, Myung-Haing Cho
The herb Ephedra sinica (also known as Chinese ephedra or Ma Huang), used in traditional Chinese medicine, contains alkaloids identical to ephedrine and pseudoephedrine as its principal active constituents. Recent studies have reported that ephedrine has various side effects in the cardiovascular and nervous systems. In addition, herbal Ephedra, a plant containing many pharmacologically active alkaloids, principally ephedrine, has been reported to cause acute hepatitis. Many studies reported clinical cases, however, the cellular mechanism of liver toxicity by ephedrine remains unknown...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715608/ticagrelor-mitigates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-healthy-young-males-a-randomised-single-blinded-study
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Stefan Weisshaar, Brigitte Litschauer, Matthias Eipeldauer, Eva Luise Hobl, Michael Wolzt
AIM: Animal data suggest that ticagrelor but not clopidogrel protects against tissue injury. It is unclear if this effect of ticagrelor is also detectable in humans. We studied the effect of ticagrelor and clopidogrel at standard clinical doses on endothelial dysfunction in an experimental model of forearm vascular ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. METHODS: In a randomised, single-blinded trial 24 subjects underwent forearm blood flow (FBF) measurements in response to the endothelium-dependent vasodilator acetylcholine (ACh) and to glyceryltrinitrate (GTN; endothelium-independent) before and after a 20 min forearm ischemia...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714023/protective-effects-of-shexiang-tongxin-dropping-pill-on-pituitrin%C3%A2-induced-acute-myocardial-ischemia-in-rats
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Shan Lin, Jianfeng Chu, Ling Zhang, Daxin Chen, Fei Xiao, Hongwei Chen, Jiumao Lin, Youqin Chen, Yuling Zhu, Jun Peng
Shexiang Tongxin Dropping Pill (STP) is an established traditional Chinese medicine that is widely used for the treatment of ischemic heart disease (IHD), although its mechanisms remain unclear. The present study investigated the protective effects of STP following pituitrin (PTT)‑induced myocardial ischemia in rats. ST‑segment elevation, blood rheology, and the serum levels of creatine kinase‑MB (CK‑MB) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were measured. Following heart excision, histological analysis using hematoxylin and eosin and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling were performed...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713946/ginkgo-biloba-extract-prevents-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-suppresses-the-inflammation%C3%A2-and-apoptosis%C3%A2-regulating-p38-mitogen%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinases-nuclear-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-b%C3%A2-cell-lymphoma-2-signaling-pathways
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Yanping Li, Ya Zhang, Min Wen, Ju Zhang, Xia Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Jiagang Deng
Ginkgo biloba is a plant known from the Mesozoic and has been regarded as one of the first to be used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The plant extract has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. The Ginkgo biloba leaf contains flavones and diterpenes. In addition, Ginkgo biloba performs certain pharmacologic actions, including antioxidant and anti‑aging activities. The aim of the present study was to examine whether Ginkgo biloba extract prevents acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713492/salvianolic-acid-exerts-cardioprotection-through-promoting-angiogenesis-in-animal-models-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-preclinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Long-Jie Yu, Ke-Jian Zhang, Jia-Zhen Zhu, Qun Zheng, Xiao-Yi Bao, Saroj Thapa, Yan Wang, Mao-Ping Chu
Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae, danshen root (danshen), is one of the widely used Chinese herbal medicines in clinics, containing rich phenolic compounds. Salvianolic acid is the main active compound responsible for the pharmacologic effects of danshen. Here, we aimed to evaluate the effects of salvianolic acid on cardioprotection through promoting angiogenesis in experimental myocardial infarction. Studies of salvianolic acid in animal models of myocardial infarction were obtained from 6 databases until April 2016...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712867/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-oxidant-effects-of-apigetrin-on-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-regulating-nrf2-and-ampk-pathways
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Xiang-Hua Lin, Jin-Bing Pan, Xiao-Ju Zhang
Apigetrin (Api), a flavonoid isolated from various herbal medicines such as Matricaria chamomilla and Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, shows significant anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative bioactivities. Here, we attempted to explore the protect effects of Api on LPS-induced acute lung injury (ALI). Our results indicated that Api extended the survival rate and ameliorated pathogenic processes in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mice. But nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) deletion may impede protective effect of Api...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712474/postherpetic-neuralgia-practical-experiences-return-to-traditional-chinese-medicine
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REVIEW
Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90-120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine's viewpoints, PHN is due to disturbance in local and dermatomal nerves. There are several topical and systemic drugs that are used to manage the pain relief...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711782/the-human-microbiome
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REVIEW
Hubert E Blum
Until recently, human microbiology was based on the identification of single microbes, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, frequently isolated from patients with acute or chronic infections. Novel culture-independent molecular biochemical analyses (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) allow today to detect and classify the diverse microorganisms in a given ecosystem (microbiota), such as the gastrointestinal tract, the skin, the airway system, the urogenital tract and others, and to assess all genomes in these ecosystems (microbiome) as well as their gene products...
July 13, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711275/chemotherapy-induced-stroke-mimic-5-fluorouracil-encephalopathy-fulfilling-criteria-for-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy
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May Thuy Nguyen, Robyn Stoianovici, Luigi Brunetti
Stroke mimics, especially those involving chemotherapy related neurotoxicity, can confound the clinical diagnosis of acute stroke. Here we describe the case of a 63year-old male with a recent history of stage IIIC colon cancer who presented with confusion on the second day of modified FOLFOX6 (5-fluorouracil/oxaliplatin) chemotherapy and subsequently received alteplase, tissue plasminogen activator therapy (tPA), for presumed ischemic stroke. Magnetic resonance imaging scans after tPA administration did not reveal evidence of an infarction and the patients' neurological symptoms resolved completely after discontinuation of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711123/care-of-the-patient-with-chest-pain-in-the-observation-unit
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REVIEW
Joseph B Borawski, Louis G Graff, Alexander T Limkakeng
Care of the patient presenting to an emergency department (ED) with chest pain remains a common yet challenging aspect of emergency medicine. Acute coronary syndrome presents in nonspecific fashion. The development and evolution of the ED-based observation unit has helped to safely assess and diagnose those most at risk for an adverse cardiac event. Furthermore, there are several provocative testing modalities to help assess for coronary artery disease. This article serves to describe and discuss the modern ED-based observation unit approach to patients with chest pain and/or angina equivalents presenting to an ED...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
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