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By Elvis Amao Internal Medicine , Cardiology and infectious diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083056/early-nasogastric-feeding-versus-parenteral-nutrition-in-severe-acute-pancreatitis-a-retrospective-study
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Yulong Tao, Chengwu Tang, Wenming Feng, Ying Bao, Hongbin Yu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of early nasogastric enteral nutrition (EN) with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS: From July 2008 to July 2014,185 patients with SAP admitted to our centre were enrolled in this retrospective study. They were divided into EN group (n=89) and TPN group (n=96) based on the nutrition support modes. Patients in EN group received nasogastric EN support, while patients in TPN group received TPN support within 72 hours of disease onset...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084205/tuberculous-lymphadenitis-and-parotitis
#2
Juan Carlos Cataño, Jaime Robledo
Tuberculous lymphadenitis is the most common extrapulmonary manifestation of disseminated tuberculosis (TB). It is considered to be the local manifestation of the systemic disease that has disseminated to local lymph nodes, but a high index of suspicion is needed for the diagnosis, because there are several infectious and noninfectious diseases that can mimic the same clinical picture. In recent years, different diagnostic methods have been introduced, including fine-needle aspiration cytology, which has emerged as a simple outpatient diagnostic procedure that replaced the complete excisional node biopsy, and a number of molecular methods which have greatly improved diagnostic accuracy...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084986/postexposure-management-of-infectious-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Mazen S Bader, Annie Brooks, Deborah V Kelly, Jocelyn A Srigley
Anyone exposed to an infectious disease--whether a healthcare provider, patient, or contact of a patient--should be evaluated promptly and the source of the infection identified. A systematic response entails postexposure prophylactic therapy if available and indicated, infection control measures to prevent further transmission, counseling and educating those involved, and assessing those who may require work restriction or modification.
January 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069657/obesity-and-heart-failure-predictors-of-failure-in-outpatient-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#4
Erin L Conway, John A Sellick, Kari Kurtzhalts, Kari A Mergenhagen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for failure of antibiotic treatment within 30 days for uncomplicated skin infections of outpatients treated in a Veteran's Affairs hospital. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of outpatients between January 2006 to July 2015 with an ICD-9 code of cellulitis or abscess were included in the analysis. The primary outcome was success versus failure of the antibiotic with failure defined as another antibiotic prescribed or hospitalization within 30 days for the original indication...
January 9, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078647/sitagliptin-a-review-in-type-2-diabetes
#5
Lesley J Scott
The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin (Januvia(®); Glactiv(®); Tesavel(®); Xelevia™) is approved in more than 130 countries worldwide as monotherapy and in combination with other antihyperglycaemic drugs for the treatment of adult patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Extensive clinical experience has firmly established the glycaemic efficacy of oral sitagliptin (±other antihyperglycaemic drugs) in a broad spectrum of patients with T2D, including obese, elderly and renally impaired patients and those with established cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD)...
January 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076993/evaluation-of-clinical-and-serological-findings-for-diagnosis-of-cutaneous-anthrax-infection-after-an-outbreak
#6
Duygu Gulseren, Serap Süzük-Yıldız, Bekir Çelebi, Selçuk Kılıç
PURPOSE: Anthrax, caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is one of the oldest documented infectious diseases in both livestock and humans.We aimed to evaluate clinical findings and risk factors of patients with cutaneous anthrax infection and report anti-lethal factor (LF) IgG and anti-protective antigene (PA) IgG titers in the serologic diagnosis of disease. METHODS: In this study, serum samples of 18 cutaneous anthrax patients were collected and anti-LF IgG and anti-PA IgG titers were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 11, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077673/outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy-opat-in-asia-missing-an-opportunity
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Dale Fisher, Jessica Michaels, Ryota Hase, Jing Zhang, Sushila Kataria, Benedict Sim, Joseph Kay-Yan Tsang, James Pollard, Monica Chan, Subramanian Swaminathan
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare facilities internationally have grown outpatient parenteral antibiotic administration services for the last few decades. The literature contains publications from dozens of countries describing systematized processes with specialist oversight and their levels of service provision and outcomes. Such descriptions are absent in the majority of Asian countries. We sought to elucidate the extent and nature of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in Asia and to consider the ramifications and opportunities for improvement METHODS: Utilizing colleagues and their personal networks, we surveyed healthcare facilities across 17 countries in Asia to ascertain the current means (if any) of providing OPAT...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079630/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-and-infectious-diseases-current-applications-and-future-perspectives
#8
Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Daniele Muser, Elda Righi, Nicola Petrosillo, Fernando Di Gregorio, Thomas J Werner, Abass Alavi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a well-established technique for diagnosis and management of a number of neoplastic conditions. However, in recent years the body of literature regarding its potential role in infectious diseases has progressively increased, with promising results. RECENT FINDINGS: So far 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography has a well-established role and is recommended by guidelines only in a few settings, such as prosthetic valve endocarditis, vascular device infections, and chronic osteomyelitis...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073804/hemodynamic-support-with-a-micro-axial-percutaneous-left-ventricular-assist-device-impella%C3%A2-protects-against-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-high-risk-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Michael P Flaherty, Sadip Pant, Samir V Patel, Tyler Kilgore, Sujith Dassanayaka, John Loughran, Wasiq Rawasia, Buddhadeb Dawn, Allen Cheng, Carlo R Bartoli
RATIONALE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) particularly in those with severely reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). The impact of partial hemodynamic support with a micro-axial percutaneous LV assist device (pLVAD) on renal function following high-risk PCI remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that partial hemodynamic support with the Impella 2.5 micro-axial pLVAD during high-risk PCI protected against AKI...
January 10, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923853/-ten-commandments-from-the-2016-esc-eas-guidelines-for-the-management-of-dyslipidaemias
#10
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October 14, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055075/oral-pharmacologic-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-clinical-practice-guideline-update-from-the-american-college-of-physicians
#11
Amir Qaseem, Michael J Barry, Linda L Humphrey, Mary Ann Forciea
Description: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. This guideline serves as an update to the 2012 ACP guideline on the same topic. This guideline is endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Methods: This guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials and observational studies published through December 2015 on the comparative effectiveness of oral medications for type 2 diabetes...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039187/initial-combination-therapy-with-ambrisentan-and-tadalafil-in-connective-tissue-disease-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-ctd-pah-subgroup-analysis-from-the-ambition-trial
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John Gerry Coghlan, Nazzareno Galiè, Joan Albert Barberà, Adaani E Frost, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani, Marius M Hoeper, Masataka Kuwana, Vallerie V McLaughlin, Andrew J Peacock, Gérald Simonneau, Jean-Luc Vachiéry, Christiana Blair, Hunter Gillies, Karen L Miller, Julia H N Harris, Jonathan Langley, Lewis J Rubin
BACKGROUND: Patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (CTD-PAH), in particular systemic sclerosis (SSc), had an attenuated response compared with idiopathic PAH in most trials. Thus, there is uncertainty regarding the benefit of PAH-targeted therapy in some forms of CTD-PAH. OBJECTIVE: To explore the safety and efficacy of initial combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil versus ambrisentan or tadalafil monotherapy in patients with CTD-PAH and SSc-PAH enrolled in the AMBITION trial...
December 30, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991718/polycythemia-vera-and-essential-thrombocythemia-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#13
Ayalew Tefferi, Tiziano Barbui
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Polycythemia Vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are myeloproliferative neoplasms respectively characterized by erythrocytosis and thrombocytosis; other disease features include leukocytosis, splenomegaly, thrombosis, bleeding, microcirculatory symptoms, pruritus, and risk of leukemic or fibrotic transformation. DIAGNOSIS: PV is defined by a JAK2 mutation, whose absence, combined with normal or increased serum erythropoietin level, makes the diagnosis unlikely...
January 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013206/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-diagnosis-and-management
#14
REVIEW
Bernard Thong, Nancy J Olsen
SLE presents many challenges for clinicians. The onset of disease may be insidious, with many different symptoms and signs, making early and accurate diagnosis challenging. Tests for SLE in the early stages lack specificity; those that are useful later often appear only after organ damage is manifest. Disease patterns are highly variable; flares are not predictable and not always associated with biomarkers. Children with SLE may have severe disease and present special management issues. Older SLE patients have complicating co-morbid conditions...
December 24, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069280/a-new-therapeutic-advance-for-symptomatic-systemic-mastocytosis
#15
Michel Arock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054130/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Marlene Fischer, Erich Schmutzhard
The posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurological disorder of (sub)acute onset characterized by varied neurological symptoms, which may include headache, impaired visual acuity or visual field deficits, disorders of consciousness, confusion, seizures, and focal neurological deficits. In a majority of patients the clinical presentation includes elevated arterial blood pressure up to hypertensive emergencies. Neuroimaging, in particular magnetic resonance imaging, frequently shows a distinctive parieto-occipital pattern with a symmetric distribution of changes reflecting vasogenic edema...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837397/from-arb-to-arni-in-cardiovascular-control
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REVIEW
Estrellita Uijl, Lodi C W Roksnoer, Ewout J Hoorn, A H Jan Danser
Coexistence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease synergistically aggravates the risk of cardiovascular and renal morbidity and mortality. These high-risk, multi-morbid patient populations benefit less from currently available anti-hypertensive treatment. Simultaneous angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockade and neprilysin inhibition ('ARNI') with valsartan/sacubitril (LCZ696) might potentiate the beneficial effects of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibition by reinforcing its endogenous counterbalance, the natriuretic peptide system...
December 2016: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766049/management-of-venous-thromboembolism-an-update
#18
REVIEW
Siavash Piran, Sam Schulman
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which constitutes pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, is a common disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Landmark trials have shown that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are as effective as conventional anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in prevention of VTE recurrence and associated with less bleeding. This has paved the way for the recently published guidelines to change their recommendations in favor of DOACs in acute and long-term treatment of VTE in patients without cancer...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979873/2016-update-of-the-eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-early-arthritis
#19
Bernard Combe, Robert Landewe, Claire I Daien, Charlotte Hua, Daniel Aletaha, Jose María Álvaro-Gracia, Margôt Bakkers, Nina Brodin, Gerd R Burmester, Catalin Codreanu, Richard Conway, Maxime Dougados, Paul Emery, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Joao Fonseca, Karim Raza, Lucía Silva-Fernández, Josef S Smolen, Diana Skingle, Zoltan Szekanecz, Tore K Kvien, Annette van der Helm-van Mil, Ronald van Vollenhoven
OBJECTIVES: Since the 2007 recommendations for the management of early arthritis have been presented, considerable research has been published in the field of early arthritis, mandating an update of the 2007 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for management of early arthritis. METHODS: In accordance with the 2014 EULAR Standardised Operating Procedures, the expert committee pursued an approach that was based on evidence in the literature and on expert opinion...
December 15, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034888/ultra-short-course-antibiotics-for-patients-with-suspected-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-but-minimal-and-stable-ventilator-settings
#20
Michael Klompas, Lingling Li, John T Menchaca, Susan Gruber
PURPOSE: Many patients started on antibiotics for possible ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) do not have pneumonia. Patients with minimal and stable ventilator settings may be suitable candidates for early antibiotic discontinuation. We compared outcomes amongst patients with suspected VAP but minimal and stable ventilator settings treated with 1-3 versus >3 days of antibiotics. METHODS: We identified consecutive adult patients started on antibiotics for possible VAP with daily minimum PEEPs ≤5cm H2O and FiO2s ≤40% for at least 3 days within a large tertiary care hospital between 2006-2014...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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