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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053792/2017-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.
October 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886926/2017-focused-update-of-the-2016%C3%A2-acc%C3%A2-expert-consensus-decision-pathway-on-the-role-of-non-statin-therapies-for-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-in%C3%A2-the-management-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-task-force
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Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Pamela B Morris, Christie M Ballantyne, Kim K Birtcher, David D Daly, Sondra M DePalma, Margo B Minissian, Carl E Orringer, Sidney C Smith
In 2016, the American College of Cardiology published the first expert consensus decision pathway (ECDP) on the role of non-statin therapies for low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol lowering in the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. Since the publication of that document, additional evidence and perspectives have emerged from randomized clinical trials and other sources, particularly considering the longer-term efficacy and safety of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in secondary prevention of ASCVD...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870355/mechanical-ventilation-state-of-the-art
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Tài Pham, Laurent J Brochard, Arthur S Slutsky
Mechanical ventilation is the most used short-term life support technique worldwide and is applied daily for a diverse spectrum of indications, from scheduled surgical procedures to acute organ failure. This state-of-the-art review provides an update on the basic physiology of respiratory mechanics, the working principles, and the main ventilatory settings, as well as the potential complications of mechanical ventilation. Specific ventilatory approaches in particular situations such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are detailed along with protective ventilation in patients with normal lungs...
September 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476287/severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions-to-drugs
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Tu Anh Duong, Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore, Pierre Wolkenstein, Olivier Chosidow
During the past decade, major advances have been made in the accurate diagnosis of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) to drugs, management of their manifestations, and identification of their pathogenetic mechanisms and at-risk populations. Early recognition and diagnosis of SCARs are key in the identification of culprit drugs. SCARS are potentially life threatening, and associated with various clinical patterns and morbidity during the acute stage of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, and acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis...
May 2, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841896/a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-methods-to-differentiate-acute-lung-injury-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-from-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema
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Kosaku Komiya, Tomohiro Akaba, Yuji Kozaki, Jun-Ichi Kadota, Bruce K Rubin
BACKGROUND: Discriminating acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) from cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) is often challenging. This systematic review examines studies using biomarkers or images to distinguish ALI/ARDS from CPE. METHODS: Three investigators independently identified studies designed to distinguish ALI/ARDS from CPE in adults. Studies were identified from PubMed, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials database until July 3, 2017...
August 25, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735855/dementia-prevention-intervention-and-care
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Gill Livingston, Andrew Sommerlad, Vasiliki Orgeta, Sergi G Costafreda, Jonathan Huntley, David Ames, Clive Ballard, Sube Banerjee, Alistair Burns, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Claudia Cooper, Nick Fox, Laura N Gitlin, Robert Howard, Helen C Kales, Eric B Larson, Karen Ritchie, Kenneth Rockwood, Elizabeth L Sampson, Quincy Samus, Lon S Schneider, Geir Selbæk, Linda Teri, Naaheed Mukadam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820187/cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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Suzanne M Silvis, Diana Aguiar de Sousa, José M Ferro, Jonathan M Coutinho
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an important cause of stroke in young adults. Data from large international registries published in the past two decades have greatly improved our knowledge about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis of CVT. The presentation of symptoms is highly variable in this disease, and can range from a patient seen at the clinic with a 1-month history of headache, to a comatose patient admitted to the emergency room. Consequently, the diagnosis of CVT is often delayed or overlooked...
August 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818210/clinical-use-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-in-patients-with-suspected-myocardial-infarction
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Raphael Twerenbold, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Karin Wildi, Maria Rubini Gimenez, Patrick Badertscher, Christian Mueller
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays have been used clinically by thousands of physicians in many countries throughout the world since their clinical introduction 7 years ago. In the early diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI), beyond doubt, the most important indication of hs-cTn assays, these simple, inexpensive, and highly reproducible tools complement detailed clinical assessment including chest pain characteristics and the electrocardiogram. Hs-cTn assays for the first time allowed the precise quantification of cardiomyocyte injury around the 99th percentile and thereby substantially increased the accuracy of MI detection from blood obtained at presentation to the emergency department (ED)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802696/community-acquired-pneumonia-visualized-on-ct-scans-but-not-chest-radiographs-pathogens-severity-and-clinical-outcomes
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Cameron P Upchurch, Carlos G Grijalva, Richard G Wunderink, Derek J Williams, Grant W Waterer, Evan J Anderson, Yuwei Zhu, Eric M Hart, Frank Carroll, Anna M Bramley, Seema Jain, Kathryn M Edwards, Wesley H Self
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of pneumonia visualized on CT scan in the setting of a normal chest radiograph is uncertain. METHODS: In a multicenter prospective surveillance study of adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), we compared the presenting clinical features, pathogens present, and outcomes of patients with pneumonia visualized on a CT scan but not on a concurrent chest radiograph (CT-only pneumonia) and those with pneumonia visualized on a chest radiograph...
August 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784609/understanding-cardiac-troponin-part-1-avoiding-troponinitis
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Richard Body, Edward Carlton
Cardiac troponin (cTn) is a highly specific biomarker of myocardial injury and is central to the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). By itself, however, cTn cannot identify the cause of myocardial injury. 'Troponinitis' is the condition that leads clinicians to falsely assign a diagnosis of AMI based only on the fact that a patient has an elevated cTn concentration. There are many causes of myocardial injury other than AMI. Clinicians are required to differentiate myocardial injury caused by AMI from other causes...
August 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754355/managing-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Jonathan A Edlow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778541/optimal-timing-of-an-invasive-strategy-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials
#12
Alexander Jobs, Shamir R Mehta, Gilles Montalescot, Eric Vicaut, Arnoud W J Van't Hof, Erik A Badings, Franz-Josef Neumann, Adnan Kastrati, Alessandro Sciahbasi, Paul-Georges Reuter, Frédéric Lapostolle, Aleksandra Milosevic, Goran Stankovic, Dejan Milasinovic, Reinhard Vonthein, Steffen Desch, Holger Thiele
BACKGROUND: A routine invasive strategy is recommended for patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS). However, optimal timing of invasive strategy is less clearly defined. Individual clinical trials were underpowered to detect a mortality benefit; we therefore did a meta-analysis to assess the effect of timing on mortality. METHODS: We identified randomised controlled trials comparing an early versus a delayed invasive strategy in patients presenting with NSTE-ACS by searching MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Embase...
August 1, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712606/effectiveness-of-apneic-oxygenation-during-intubation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, Daniel Cabrera, Patricia Barrionuevo, Rebecca L Johnson, Patricia J Erwin, M Hassan Murad, M Fernanda Bellolio
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of apneic oxygenation during emergency intubation. METHODS: We searched Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Ovid CENTRAL, and Scopus databases for randomized controlled trials and observational studies from 2006 until July 2016, without language restrictions. Gray literature, clinicaltrials.gov, and reference lists of articles were hand searched. We conducted a meta-analysis with random-effects models to evaluate first-pass success rates, incidence of hypoxemia, and lowest peri-intubation SpO2 between apneic oxygenation and standard oxygenation cases...
October 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
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Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760445/coeliac-disease
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Benjamin Lebwohl, David S Sanders, Peter H R Green
Coeliac disease occurs in about 1% of people in most populations. Diagnosis rates are increasing, and this seems to be due to a true rise in incidence rather than increased awareness and detection. Coeliac disease develops in genetically susceptible individuals who, in response to unknown environmental factors, develop an immune response that is subsequently triggered by the ingestion of gluten. The disease has many clinical manifestations, ranging from severe malabsorption to minimally symptomatic or non-symptomatic presentations...
July 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738130/treatment-of-cholesterol-in-2017
#16
Harlan M Krumholz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715534/the-association-between-vasectomy-and-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bimal Bhindi, Christopher J D Wallis, Madhur Nayan, Ann M Farrell, Landon W Trost, Robert J Hamilton, Girish S Kulkarni, Antonio Finelli, Neil E Fleshner, Stephen A Boorjian, R Jeffrey Karnes
Importance: Despite 3 decades of study, there remains ongoing debate regarding whether vasectomy is associated with prostate cancer. Objective: To determine if vasectomy is associated with prostate cancer. Data Sources: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus databases were searched for studies indexed from database inception to March 21, 2017, without language restriction. Study Selection: Cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies reporting relative effect estimates for the association between vasectomy and prostate cancer were included...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673423/chagas-disease
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José A Pérez-Molina, Israel Molina
Chagas disease is an anthropozoonosis from the American continent that has spread from its original boundaries through migration. It is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which was identified in the first decade of the 20th century. Once acute infection resolves, patients can develop chronic disease, which in up to 30-40% of cases is characterised by cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, megaviscera, and, more rarely, polyneuropathy and stroke. Even after more than a century, many challenges remain unresolved, since epidemiological control and diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic methods must be improved...
June 30, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654173/rocuronium-vs-succinylcholine-for-rapid-sequence-intubation-a%C3%A2-cochrane-systematic-review
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D T T Tran, E K Newton, V A H Mount, J S Lee, C Mansour, G A Wells, J J Perry
This systemic review was performed to determine whether rocuronium creates intubating conditions comparable to those of succinylcholine during rapid sequence intubation of the trachea. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2015, Issue 2), MEDLINE (1966 to February Week 2 2015), and EMBASE (1988 to February 14 2015) for any randomised controlled trials or controlled clinical trials that reported intubating conditions comparing rocuronium and succinylcholine for rapid or modified rapid sequence intubation...
June 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716645/update-in-management-of-severe-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure
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Dharani Kumari Narendra, Dean R Hess, Curtis N Sessler, Habtamu M Belete, Kalpalatha K Guntupalli, Felix Khusid, Charles Mark Carpati, Mark Elton Astiz, Suhail Raoof
Mortality related to severe-moderate and severe ARDS remains high. We searched the literature to update this topic. We defined severe hypoxemic respiratory failure as Pao2/Fio2 < 150 mm Hg (ie, severe-moderate and severe ARDS). For these patients, we support setting the ventilator to a tidal volume of 4 to 8 mL/kg predicted body weight (PBW), with plateau pressure (Pplat) ≤ 30 cm H2O, and initial positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 10 to 12 cm H2O. To promote alveolar recruitment, we propose increasing PEEP in increments of 2 to 3 cm provided that Pplat remains ≤ 30 cm H2O and driving pressure does not increase...
October 2017: Chest
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