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By Basil Verghese Resident
Antonio Colombo, Alaide Chieffo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Sabitha Rajan
Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are a common presenting problem in both inpatients and outpatients. SSTIs have been broadly classified as complicated or uncomplicated, but specific disease processes and patient characteristics are important in guiding clinical management. Early recognition of the extent of infection, close follow-up, and familiarity with local antibiotic susceptibility data are critical to successful treatment.
January 2012: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Jelena R Ghadri, Frank Ruschitzka, Thomas F Lüscher, Christian Templin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2014: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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October 15, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Graeme P Currie, Ratna Alluri, Gordon L Christie, Joe S Legge
Pneumothorax is a relatively common clinical problem which can occur in individuals of any age. Irrespective of aetiology (primary, or secondary to antecedent lung disorders or injury), immediate management depends on the extent of cardiorespiratory impairment, degree of symptoms and size of pneumothorax. Guidelines have been produced which outline appropriate strategies in the care of patients with a pneumothorax, while the emergence of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has created a more accessible and successful tool by which to prevent recurrence in selected individuals...
July 2007: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Brian K Gehlbach, Gregory A Schmidt
The recognition and management of acid-base disorders is a commonplace activity for intensivists. Despite the frequency with which non-bicarbonate-losing forms of metabolic acidosis such as lactic acidosis occurs in critically ill patients, treatment is controversial. This article describes the properties of several buffering agents and reviews the evidence for their clinical efficacy. The evidence supporting and refuting attempts to correct arterial pH through the administration of currently available buffers is presented...
August 2004: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Jordan C Ray, Fred Kusumoto, Nora Goldschlager
Syncope is common representing approximately 3% of ED visits and up to 6% of hospital admissions, with a cost close to 2 billion dollars per year. Diagnostic testing is often poorly sensitive and evaluations commonly lack a standardized approach. A mindful and systematic approach can increase sensitivity and improve diagnostic accuracy. A thorough history and physical exam is paramount, as conclusions drawn from the history and exam will guide further assessment. Developing a strategy for the first and, if necessary, subsequent tests will improve the accuracy of identifying the etiology of syncope and reduce cost...
February 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Daniel J Morgan, Keith S Kaye, Daniel J Diekema
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 8, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Brent Thoma, Nikita Joshi, N Seth Trueger, Teresa M Chan, Michelle Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2014: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Joshua Tessier, Matt Downen, Johanna Engel-Brower, Libby Naevem, Morgan Sayler, Kristin Hornig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2014: Journal of Family Practice
Agneta Akesson, Susanna C Larsson, Andrea Discacciati, Alicja Wolk
BACKGROUND: Adherence to a combination of healthy dietary and lifestyle practices may have an impressive impact on the primary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the benefit of combined low-risk diet and healthy lifestyle practices on the incidence of MI in men. METHODS: The population-based, prospective cohort of Swedish men comprised 45- to 79-year-old men who completed a detailed questionnaire on diet and lifestyle at baseline in 1997...
September 30, 2014: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Shawn D Aaron
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prone to acute respiratory exacerbations, which can develop suddenly or subacutely over the course of several days. Exacerbations have a detrimental effect on patients' health status and increase the burden on the healthcare system. Initial treatment is unsuccessful in 24-27% of patients, who have a relapse or a second exacerbation within 30 days of the initial event. No obvious benefit has been seen in recent clinical trials of anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy, anti-leukotriene therapy, intensive chest physiotherapy, or early inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation for treatment of exacerbations...
September 22, 2014: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Naveed Sattar, Ewan Forrest, David Preiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 29, 2014: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Deborah Hay, Matilda Hill, Tim Littlewood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2014: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Angela Rogers, Niki Karavitaki, John A H Wass
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 10, 2014: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Dipak Kotecha, Jane Holmes, Henry Krum, Douglas G Altman, Luis Manzano, John G F Cleland, Gregory Y H Lip, Andrew J S Coats, Bert Andersson, Paulus Kirchhof, Thomas G von Lueder, Hans Wedel, Giuseppe Rosano, Marcelo C Shibata, Alan Rigby, Marcus D Flather
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation and heart failure often coexist, causing substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. β blockers are indicated in patients with symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction; however, the efficacy of these drugs in patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation is uncertain. We therefore meta-analysed individual-patient data to assess the efficacy of β blockers in patients with heart failure and sinus rhythm compared with atrial fibrillation...
December 20, 2014: Lancet
Saima I Chaudhry, Cynthia Lien, Jason Ehrlich, Susan Lane, Kristina Cordasco, Furman S McDonald, Vineet M Arora, Alwin Steinmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2014: American Journal of Medicine
B Gisella Carranza Leon, Victor M Montori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 19, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
Muhammad Hammadah, Yiying Fan, Yuping Wu, Stanley L Hazen, W H Wilson Tang
BACKGROUND: Ceruloplasmin (Cp) is a copper-binding acute-phase protein that is increased in inflammatory states and deficient in Wilson's disease. Recent studies demonstrate that increased levels of Cp are associated with increased risk of developing heart failure. Our objective was to test the hypothesis that serum Cp provides incremental and independent prediction of survival in stable patients with heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured serum Cp levels in 890 patients with stable heart failure undergoing elective cardiac evaluation that included coronary angiography...
December 2014: Journal of Cardiac Failure
Sylvie R Stacy, Catalina Suarez-Cuervo, Zackary Berger, Lisa M Wilson, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Eric B Bass, Erin D Michos
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have high prevalence of elevated serum troponin levels, which makes diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) challenging. PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of troponin in ACS diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis among patients with CKD. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials through May 2014. STUDY SELECTION: Studies examining elevated versus normal troponin levels in terms of their diagnostic performance in detection of ACS, effect on ACS management strategies, and prognostic value for mortality or cardiovascular events after ACS among patients with CKD...
October 7, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
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