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By Mohammed Liaquatullah Imtiaz Endocrinologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222384/13-management-of-diabetes-in-pregnancy-standards-of-medical-care-in-diabetes-2018
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes" includes ADA's current clinical practice recommendations and is intended to provide the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals and guidelines, and tools to evaluate quality of care. Members of the ADA Professional Practice Committee, a multidisciplinary expert committee, are responsible for updating the Standards of Care annually, or more frequently as warranted. For a detailed description of ADA standards, statements, and reports, as well as the evidence-grading system for ADA's clinical practice recommendations, please refer to the Standards of Care Introduction Readers who wish to comment on the Standards of Care are invited to do so at professional...
January 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368625/perioperative-fluid-management-in-kidney-transplantation-a-black-box
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Maria Helena Calixto Fernandes, Thomas Schricker, Sheldon Magder, Roupen Hatzakorzian
The incidence of delayed graft function in patients undergoing kidney transplantation remains significant. Optimal fluid therapy has been shown to decrease delayed graft function after renal transplantation. Traditionally, the perioperative volume infusion regimen in this patient population has been guided by central venous pressure as an estimation of the patient's volume status and mean arterial pressure, but this is based on sparse evidence from mostly retrospective observational studies. Excessive volume infusion to the point of no further fluid responsiveness can damage the endothelial glycocalyx and is no longer considered to be the best approach...
January 25, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325395/controversial-issues-in-radiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
#3
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Jong Hoon Kim
The role of radiotherapy (RT) as an adjuvant to surgical options in the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer has been established as it reduces local recurrence when combined with surgical resection and enhances survival when used in multidisciplinary treatment. However, many issues need to be addressed; some of these can render RT unnecessary, whereas others can reveal a new role of RT in rectal cancer. This review will discuss not only the basic role of RT but also the associated but controversial issues in detail in an attempt to find answers and determine future directions for the next decade...
December 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181713/genetic-testing-in-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-why-who-when-and-how
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Rebecca Preston, Helen M Stuart, Rachel Lennon
Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) is a common cause of chronic kidney disease in childhood and has a significant risk of rapid progression to end-stage renal disease. The identification of over 50 monogenic causes of SRNS has revealed dysfunction in podocyte-associated proteins in the pathogenesis of proteinuria, highlighting their essential role in glomerular function. Recent technological advances in high-throughput sequencing have enabled indication-driven genetic panel testing for patients with SRNS...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346596/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-how-how-long-and-in-which-patients
#5
Thomas F Lüscher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 14, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276402/ganglion-blocks-as-a-treatment-of-pain-current-perspectives
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Osman Hakan Gunduz, Ozge Kenis-Coskun
The inputs from sympathetic ganglia have been known to be involved in the pathophysiology of various painful conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome, cancer pain of different origin, and coccygodynia. Sympathetic ganglia blocks are used to relieve patients who suffer from these conditions for over a century. Many numbers of local anesthetics such as bupivacaine or neurolytic agents such as alcohol can be chosen for a successful block. The agent is selected according to its duration of effect and the purpose of the injection...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341841/redefining-hypertension-assessing-the-new-blood-pressure-guidelines
#7
George Bakris, Matthew Sorrentino
Like physical guidelines designed to ensure that hikers stay on the safest path through tricky terrain, expert medical guidelines aim to steer clinicians toward best practices. The new Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults issued by the..
February 8, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344025/insulin-resistance-in-kidney-disease-is-there-a-distinct-role-separate-from-that-of-diabetes-or-obesity
#8
REVIEW
Adam Whaley-Connell, James R Sowers
Insulin resistance is a central component of the metabolic dysregulation observed in obesity, which puts one at risk for the development of type 2 diabetes and complications related to diabetes such as chronic kidney disease. Insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia place one at risk for other risk factors such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, and proteinuria, e.g., development of kidney disease. Our traditional view of insulin actions focuses on insulin-sensitive tissues such as skeletal muscle, liver, adipose tissue, and the pancreas...
December 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367334/2018-guidelines-for-the-early-management-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-guideline-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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William J Powers, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Teri Ackerson, Opeolu M Adeoye, Nicholas C Bambakidis, Kyra Becker, José Biller, Michael Brown, Bart M Demaerschalk, Brian Hoh, Edward C Jauch, Chelsea S Kidwell, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, Bruce Ovbiagele, Phillip A Scott, Kevin N Sheth, Andrew M Southerland, Deborah V Summers, David L Tirschwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of these guidelines is to provide an up-to-date comprehensive set of recommendations for clinicians caring for adult patients with acute arterial ischemic stroke in a single document. The intended audiences are prehospital care providers, physicians, allied health professionals, and hospital administrators. These guidelines supersede the 2013 guidelines and subsequent updates. METHODS: Members of the writing group were appointed by the American Heart Association Stroke Council's Scientific Statements Oversight Committee, representing various areas of medical expertise...
January 24, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341979/wilson-s-disease-in-children-a-position-paper-by-the-hepatology-committee-of-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Piotr Socha, Wojciech Janczyk, Anil Dhawan, Ulrich Baumann, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Stuart Tanner, Raffaele Iorio, Pietro Vajro, Roderick Houwen, Björn Fischler, Antal Dezsofi, Nedim Hadzic, Loreto Hierro, Jörg Jahnel, Valérie McLin, Valerio Nobili, Francoise Smets, Henkjan J Verkade, Dominique Debray
BACKGROUND: Clinical presentations of Wilson's disease (WD) in childhood ranges from asymptomatic liver disease to cirrhosis or acute liver failure, whereas neurological and psychiatric symptoms are rare. The basic diagnostic approach includes serum ceruloplasmin and 24-hour urinary copper excretion. Final diagnosis of WD can be established using a diagnostic scoring system based on symptoms, biochemical tests assessing copper metabolism, and molecular analysis of mutations in the ATP7B gene...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325062/st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-new-esc-guidelines
#11
Thomas F Lüscher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167927/new-diagnostic-criteria-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-their-impact-on-the-number-of-diagnoses-and-pregnancy-outcomes
#12
Sarah H Koning, Jelmer J van Zanden, Klaas Hoogenberg, Helen L Lutgers, Alberdina W Klomp, Fleurisca J Korteweg, Aren J van Loon, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Paul P van den Berg
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Detection and management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are crucial to reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications for both mother and child. In 2013, the WHO adopted new diagnostic criteria for GDM to improve pregnancy outcomes. However, the evidence supporting these criteria is limited. Consequently, these new criteria have not yet been endorsed in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of these criteria on the number of GDM diagnoses and pregnancy outcomes...
November 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165674/how-to-use-bisphosphonates-safely-and-optimally-using-bisphosphonates
#13
Aprajita Jagpal, Kenneth G Saag
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297400/seven-unconfirmed-ideas-to-improve-future-icu-practice
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John J Marini, Daniel De Backer, Can Ince, Mervyn Singer, Frank Van Haren, Martin Westphal, Paul Wischmeyer
With imprecise definitions, inexact measurement tools, and flawed study execution, our clinical science often lags behind bedside experience and simply documents what appear to be the apparent faults or validity of ongoing practices. These impressions are later confirmed, modified, or overturned by the results of the next trial. On the other hand, insights that stem from the intuitions of experienced clinicians, scientists and educators-while often neglected-help place current thinking into proper perspective and occasionally point the way toward formulating novel hypotheses that direct future research...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194529/2017-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-infectious-diarrhea
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Andi L Shane, Rajal K Mody, John A Crump, Phillip I Tarr, Theodore S Steiner, Karen Kotloff, Joanne M Langley, Christine Wanke, Cirle Alcantara Warren, Allen C Cheng, Joseph Cantey, Larry K Pickering
These guidelines are intended for use by healthcare professionals who care for children and adults with suspected or confirmed infectious diarrhea. They are not intended to replace physician judgement regarding specific patients or clinical or public health situations. This document does not provide detailed recommendations on infection prevention and control aspects related to infectious diarrhea.
November 29, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195620/pet-ct-in-lymphoma-current-overview-and-future-directions
#16
REVIEW
Bruce D Cheson
Over the past several decades, PET has emerged as critical to accurate staging and restaging of lymphomas. Nonetheless, a number of critical issues regarding its optimal use remain. Whereas risk-adapted strategies appear to improve the outcome of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, results are less convincing in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Assessment of metabolic tumor volume before treatment may permit novel induction strategies. New drugs that may induce an immune response may result in a false-positive FDG/PET scan, mandating modifications of current criteria to consider tumor flare reactions...
January 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318334/physiotherapy-for-pelvic-pain-and-female-sexual-dysfunction-an-untapped-resource
#17
REVIEW
Bary Berghmans
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in women is a complex syndrome. Pain sensation and intensity often do not correspond with the identified lesion location but are felt elsewhere, leading to muskuloskeletal and myofascial disorders and sexual dysfunction (SD). Although physical aspects are prevalent, they are often underdiagnosed and undertreated due to lack of understanding regarding its origin and distribution. Frequently, patients experience pelvic pain as psychological distress resulting in physical complaints, leading clinicians to prescribe medication or surgical intervention to correct or alleviate these symptoms, often with insufficient results...
January 9, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311351/bay%C3%A3-s-syndrome-what-is-it
#18
Adrian Baranchuk, Pelayo Torner, Antoni Bayés de Luna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348113/genetics-in-endocrinology-the-expanding-genetic-horizon-of-primary-aldosteronism
#19
Silvia Monticone, Fabrizio Buffolo, Martina Tetti, Franco Veglio, Barbara Pasini, Paolo Mulatero
Aldosterone is the main mineralocorticoid hormone in humans and plays a key role in maintaining water and electrolyte homeostasis. Primary aldosteronism (PA), characterized by autonomous aldosterone overproduction by the adrenal glands, affects 6% of the general hypertensive population and can be either sporadic or familial. Aldosterone producing adenoma (APA) and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH) are the two most frequent subtypes of sporadic PA, and 4 forms of familial hyperaldosteronism (FH-I to FH-IV) have been identified...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093615/less-common-etiologies-of-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency
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Vikesh K Singh, Mark E Haupt, David E Geller, Jerry A Hall, Pedro M Quintana Diez
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), an important cause of maldigestion and malabsorption, results from primary pancreatic diseases or secondarily impaired exocrine pancreatic function. Besides cystic fibrosis and chronic pancreatitis, the most common etiologies of EPI, other causes of EPI include unresectable pancreatic cancer, metabolic diseases (diabetes); impaired hormonal stimulation of exocrine pancreatic secretion by cholecystokinin (CCK); celiac or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) due to loss of intestinal brush border proteins; and gastrointestinal surgery (asynchrony between motor and secretory functions, impaired enteropancreatic feedback, and inadequate mixing of pancreatic secretions with food)...
October 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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