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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856437/diagnosis-and-empirical-treatment-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-fuo-in-adult-neutropenic-patients-guidelines-of-the-infectious-diseases-working-party-agiho-of-the-german-society-of-hematology-and-medical-oncology-dgho
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REVIEW
W J Heinz, D Buchheidt, M Christopeit, M von Lilienfeld-Toal, O A Cornely, H Einsele, M Karthaus, H Link, R Mahlberg, S Neumann, H Ostermann, O Penack, M Ruhnke, M Sandherr, X Schiel, J J Vehreschild, F Weissinger, G Maschmeyer
Fever may be the only clinical symptom at the onset of infection in neutropenic cancer patients undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy. A prompt and evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic approach is mandatory. A systematic search of current literature was conducted, including only full papers and excluding allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Recommendations for diagnosis and therapy were developed by an expert panel and approved after plenary discussion by the AGIHO. Randomized clinical trials were mainly available for therapeutic decisions, and new diagnostic procedures have been introduced into clinical practice in the past decade...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870830/an-improved-amperometric-creatinine-biosensor-based-on-nanoparticles-of-creatininase-creatinase-and-sarcosine-oxidase
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Parveen Kumar, Ranjana Jaiwal, C S Pundir
An improved amperometric biosensor for detection of creatinine was developed based on immobilization of nanoparticles (NPs) of creatininase (CA), creatinase (CI), and sarcosine oxidase (SOx) onto glassy carbon (GC) electrode. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were employed for characterization of enzyme nanoparticles (ENPs). The GC electrode was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS) at different stages of its amendment...
September 1, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740529/legg-calv%C3%A3-perthes-disease-classifications-and-prognostic-factors
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REVIEW
Virginie Rampal, Jean-Luc Clément, Federico Solla
INTRODUCTION: Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease (LCPD) represents idiopathic avascular necrosis of femoral head in pediatric population. Indications for treatment depend mostly on prognosis about femoral head sphericity and hip congruence at the end of growth. The aim of this review is to highline prognostic factors of LCPD. METHODS: Bibliographic search in PubMed allowed selection of 33 articles concerning prognostic factors and/or classification of LCPD. CONCLUSION: Clinical factors of poor prognosis are overweight, female sex, age exceeding 6 years old, and lack of hip abduction...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693036/association-of-coffee-consumption-with-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-among-nonwhite-populations
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Song-Yi Park, Neal D Freedman, Christopher A Haiman, Loïc Le Marchand, Lynne R Wilkens, Veronica Wendy Setiawan
Background: Coffee consumption has been associated with reduced risk for death in prospective cohort studies; however, data in nonwhites are sparse. Objective: To examine the association of coffee consumption with risk for total and cause-specific death. Design: The MEC (Multiethnic Cohort), a prospective population-based cohort study established between 1993 and 1996. Setting: Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. Participants: 185 855 African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, Latinos, and whites aged 45 to 75 years at recruitment...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680358/interpretation-of-erythropoietin-and-haemoglobin-levels-in-patients-with-various-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Mirsad Panjeta, Ismet Tahirović, Emin Sofić, Jozo Ćorić, Amela Dervišević
BACKGROUND: The production of erythrocytes is regulated by the hormone erythropoietin (EPO), which maintains the blood haemoglobin (Hb) levels constant under normal conditions. Human EPO is a glycoprotein hormone and its synthesis is controlled by the hypoxia-inducible transcription factor. The aim of this study was to establish EPO and Hb levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as in control subjects, and to investigate the relationship between these parameters...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576914/do-not-treat-the-numbers-lithium-toxicity
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Peter Foulser, Yasmin Abbasi, Anand Mathilakath, Ramin Nilforooshan
We describe the case of a 62-year-old man with a history of bipolar disorder, previously stable on lithium for over 20 years, who presented with a manic relapse and signs of lithium toxicity in the form of a coarse tremor. Serum lithium levels were in the normal range, and the patient had stage 3 chronic kidney disease. He was admitted for treatment under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act, and after stopping lithium was started on olanzapine. Signs of lithium toxicity improved after withdrawal of lithium. This case highlights the need to treat normal serum lithium levels with caution in patients showing signs of clinical lithium toxicity...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549662/simplified-diagnostic-management-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-the-years-study-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Tom van der Hulle, Whitney Y Cheung, Stephanie Kooij, Ludo F M Beenen, Thomas van Bemmel, Josien van Es, Laura M Faber, Germa M Hazelaar, Christian Heringhaus, Herman Hofstee, Marcel M C Hovens, Karin A H Kaasjager, Rick C J van Klink, Marieke J H A Kruip, Rinske F Loeffen, Albert T A Mairuhu, Saskia Middeldorp, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Liselotte M van der Pol, Suzanne Schol-Gelok, Marije Ten Wolde, Frederikus A Klok, Menno V Huisman
BACKGROUND: Validated diagnostic algorithms in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism are often not used correctly or only benefit subgroups of patients, leading to overuse of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). The YEARS clinical decision rule that incorporates differential D-dimer cutoff values at presentation, has been developed to be fast, to be compatible with clinical practice, and to reduce the number of CTPA investigations in all age groups. We aimed to prospectively evaluate this novel and simplified diagnostic algorithm for suspected acute pulmonary embolism...
July 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419531/urinary-incontinence-and-hydration-a-population-based-analysis
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Marcella Willis-Gray, Jennifer M Wu, Alayne Markland
AIMS: To determine if there is an association between urinary incontinence (UI) and an objective measure of hydration status in men and women in a nationwide, population-based sample. METHODS: We utilized data from the 2009 to 2010 and 2011 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), cross sectional surveys of the US non-institutionalized population. Our primary outcome was moderate/severe UI measured using a validated scale. Our exposure of interest was hydration status...
April 18, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412719/combined-measurement-of-factor-xiii-and-d-dimer-is-helpful-for-differential-diagnosis-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Ning Tang, Ziyong Sun, Dengju Li, Jun Yang, Shiyu Yin, Qing Guan
BACKGROUND: D-dimer has been used to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE). Based on previous reports of decreased concentrations of coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) in venous thromboembolism, and no change in FXIII concentration in patients with acute cardiovascular disease, we evaluated the benefit of simultaneously measuring D-dimer and FXIII concentrations for diagnosing PE. METHODS: In this prospective single-center study, we enrolled 209 patients initially suspected of having PE, and measured their D-dimer and FXIII concentrations...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395969/ultrasmall-polymeric-nanocarriers-for-drug-delivery-to-podocytes-in-kidney-glomerulus
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Riccardo Bruni, Paolo Possenti, Carlotta Bordignon, Min Li, Stefania Ordanini, Piergiorgio Messa, Maria Pia Rastaldi, Francesco Cellesi
We explored the use of new drug-loaded nanocarriers and their targeted delivery to the kidney glomerulus and in particular to podocytes, in order to overcome the failure of current therapeutic regimens in patients with proteinuric (i.e. abnormal amount of proteins in the urine) diseases. Podocytes are glomerular cells which are mainly responsible for glomerular filtration and are primarily or secondarily involved in chronic kidney diseases. Therefore, the possibility to utilise a podocyte-targeted drug delivery could represent a major breakthrough in kidney disease research, particularly in terms of dosage reduction and elimination of systemic side effects of current therapies...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375872/something-old-something-new-something-borrowed-something-black
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Myles Wolf, David A Bushinsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372505/can-salivary-creatinine-and-urea-levels-be-used-to-diagnose-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children-as-accurately-as-serum-creatinine-and-urea-levels-a-case-control-study
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Rahime Renda
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) develop many metabolic changes in blood that often necessitate frequent biochemical analysis. Serum analysis is an invasive and painful procedure. It would be highly beneficial if a noninvasive alternative process to serum analysis in children were identified. Saliva can be collected noninvasively, repeatedly, and without the use of healthcare personnel. The aims of this study were to compare serum and salivary urea and creatinine levels in children with CKD and healthy controls, and to determine if salivary creatinine and urea levels can be used to diagnose CKD in children as accurately as serum creatinine and urea levels...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340832/the-most-frequently-cited-100-articles-in-liver-transplantation-literature
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M Özbilgin, T Ünek, T Egeli, C Ağalar, Ş Özbilgin, V Hancı, H Ellidokuz, I Astarcıoğlu
INTRODUCTION: We investigated the liver transplantation literature since 1975 and found the most frequently cited 100 articles and assessed the distribution of authors and journals of these articles. METHOD: Using the advanced mode of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science (WOS) search engine, the words "SU = transplantation AND TI = liver OR SU = transplantation AND TS = liver" were used to scan articles and determine the most-cited 100 articles on July 18, 2016...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342442/comparison-of-qsofa-and-sirs-for-predicting-adverse-outcomes-of-patients-with-suspicion-of-sepsis-outside-the-intensive-care-unit
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Eli J Finkelsztein, Daniel S Jones, Kevin C Ma, Maria A Pabón, Tatiana Delgado, Kiichi Nakahira, John E Arbo, David A Berlin, Edward J Schenck, Augustine M K Choi, Ilias I Siempos
BACKGROUND: The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) Task Force recently introduced a new clinical score termed quick Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) for identification of patients at risk of sepsis outside the intensive care unit (ICU). We attempted to compare the discriminatory capacity of the qSOFA versus the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) score for predicting mortality, ICU-free days, and organ dysfunction-free days in patients with suspicion of infection outside the ICU...
March 26, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340252/urinary-tract-infection-recent-insight-into-the-evolutionary-arms-race-between-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-our-immune-system
#15
Sebastian Schwab, Katarzyna Jobin, Christian Kurts
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Humans evolved various immune-dependent and independent defense mechanisms, while pathogens evolved multiple virulence factors to fight back. This article summarizes recent findings regarding the arms race between hosts and pathogens in UTIs. It was recently reported that macrophage subsets regulate neutrophil-mediated defense in primary UTIs but seem to subvert adaptive immunity upon re-infection. Moreover, some bacterial strains can survive inside macrophages, leading to recurrent infections...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241230/the-tightrope-of-resuming-anticoagulation-therapy-after-a-bleed
#16
Patrick G O'Malley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070258/a-scientific-correlation-between-dystemprament-in-unani-medicine-and-diseases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sepideh Miraj, Sara Kiani
BACKGROUND: Temperament or mezaj refers to four different humors differentiating in individuals and, as a result, proposes specific therapy for their diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to overview the scientific correlation between temperaments in Unani medicine and diseases. METHODS: This study was carried out from March 2015 to February 2016. A computerized search of published articles was performed using PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science, and Medline databases as well as local and regional resources between 1983 and 2014...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992617/comparison-of-hospital-mortality-and-readmission-rates-for-medicare-patients-treated-by-male-vs-female-physicians
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yusuke Tsugawa, Anupam B Jena, Jose F Figueroa, E John Orav, Daniel M Blumenthal, Ashish K Jha
Importance: Studies have found differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians, with female physicians more likely to adhere to clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice. However, whether patient outcomes differ between male and female physicians is largely unknown. Objective: To determine whether mortality and readmission rates differ between patients treated by male or female physicians. Design, Setting, and Participants: We analyzed a 20% random sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries 65 years or older hospitalized with a medical condition and treated by general internists from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2014...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928947/oral-glucose-lowering-drugs-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-from-the-negative-record-and-accord-to-neutral-tecos-and-promising-empa-reg
#19
C Tsioufis, E Andrikou, C Thomopoulos, N Papanas, D Tousoulis
Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality are higher among patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM), particularly those with concomitant CV diseases, compared with other populations. In patients with T2DM, intensive glucose lowering reduces microvascular disease, but has a smaller and debated effect on CV events or mortality. In this setting, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required in 2008 that all new agents for the treatment of T2DM should be evaluated in terms of CV safety. Metformin has long been established as first-line pharmacological therapy in patients with T2DM, due to its proven beneficial CV effects...
December 8, 2016: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906866/inherited-and-acquired-disorders-of-magnesium-homeostasis
#20
Matthias Tilmann Florian Wolf
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Magnesium (Mg) imbalances are frequently overlooked. Hypermagnesemia usually occurs in preeclamptic women after Mg therapy or in end-stage renal disease patients, whereas hypomagnesemia is more common with a prevalence of up to 15% in the general population. Increasing evidence points toward a role for mild-to-moderate chronic hypomagnesemia in the pathogenesis of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: The kidneys are the major regulator of total body Mg homeostasis...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
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