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Erb Christopher T - - 2013
Primary pleural tumors other than mesothelioma account for fewer than 1% of all lung cancers, and consequently they pose diagnostic and management challenges. Their treatment must be targeted toward the specific tumor type and is often quite different from the treatment for mesothelioma or metastases. Despite the best efforts at ...
Dias J - - 2013
We explored regional variations in the surgical management of patients with Dupuytren's contracture (DC) in 12 European countries using a surgeon survey and patient chart review. Twelve countries participated: Denmark, Finland, Sweden (Nordic region); Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland (East); France, Germany, the Netherlands, UK (West); Italy, Spain (Mediterranean). For the ...
Molina Blanca - - 2013
Isolated central nervous system (CNS) relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) rarely occurs later than 2 years after remission. We present a child diagnosed with AML (FAB M5) without CNS involvement at diagnosis who was treated with chemotherapy and consolidated with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He was in complete ...
Zhu Yu-Lin - - 2013
A total of 123 Shigella isolates were collected from SiXian area in Anhui, China. Screening was carried out by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants. Different β-blactamases genes, plasmid-borne bla(AmpC), 16S rRNA methylase genes, integrons, and mutations in quinolone resistance-determining regions were analysed by PCR ...
Wettersten Nicholas - - 2013
Dynamic ischemic-type electrocardiographic T-wave inversions raise the possibility of myocardial ischemia or infarction but are actually a nonspecific finding. We present a case of a young man presenting with headache and dizziness found to have marked hypertension, deepening T-wave inversions, and troponin elevation. Initial concerns were for acute coronary syndrome ...
Stock Christian - - 2013
The incidence of adverse events (AEs) is a crucial factor when colonoscopy is considered for mass screening, but few studies have addressed delayed and non-GI AEs. To investigate the risk of AEs requiring hospitalization after screening and nonscreening colonoscopies compared with control subjects who did not undergo colonoscopy. Retrospective matched ...
Stultz Jeremy S - - 2013
The use of intermittent i.v. sildenafil dosing in three patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and limited venous access is reported. One preterm infant with PH in addition to bronchopulmonary dysplasia and two full-term neonates with PH after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repairs were successfully treated for PH with adjunctive intermittent i.v. ...
Tateishi Ukihide - - 2013
The present study was conducted to assess the diagnostic performance of F-fluoride PET/CT in evaluating hyperostosis and osseous involvement in patients with meningioma. Thirty-four patients with meningioma (mean age, 61 years) underwent F-fluoride PET/CT before surgery. In 24 patients (71%), F-FDG PET/CT was also given before surgery, and the results ...
Suman Kc Sudhir - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Primary pulmonary artery rhabdomyosarcomas are very rare tumors with a small number of cases reported in the literature. Here we show F-flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) images of a 58-year-old man with left pulmonary artery rhabdomyosarcoma who had undergone surgery for the primary tumor followed by chemotherapy. ...
García-Aparicio J - - 2013
Objective:  The aim of the work was to analyse the outpatient medication errors detected on admission in senior patients in a Spanish general internal medicine service. Patients and methods:  We carried out a retrospective cohort study based on a review of the admission reports of consecutive, non-selected, patients aged ≥ 65 years. ...
Smith Sarah E - - 2013
This month's Genome Watch highlights how deep sequencing technologies have vastly reduced the time and prior knowledge needed to generate viral genomes.
Karaiskos D - - 2013
The present study compared the efficacy of agomelatine and sertraline in the treatment of symptoms of depression/anxiety, diabetes self-care and metabolic control in a sample of depressed patients with non-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). This was an observational open label study of 40 depressed patients with DM who ...
Childers Becky - - 2013
Hyperglycemia is common and often unrecognized among hospitalized patients, and it increases the risk of poor outcome, increased length of stay, and increased cost. Hyperglycemia can complicate features of underlying disease and some therapies. This article discusses physiology and types of diabetes, glycemic targets in the noncritical care setting, factors ...
Goldspiel Justin T - - 2013
The 24-hour stability of alemtuzumab solutions prepared at concentrations not included in the product label and stored in glass or polyolefin containers at room temperature was evaluated. Triplicate solutions of alemtuzumab (6.67, 40, and 120 μg/mL) in 0.9% sodium chloride were prepared in either glass bottles or polyolefin containers and ...
Ince Icten E - - 2013
: Short hemato-oncologic procedures are often painful in children, and sedation should be performed outside the operating room. : The study aims to compare the effects of remifentanil with those of fentanyl administered during short hemato-oncologic interventions in children. : A prospective, randomized study was planned for 29 ASA I ...
Dahlin L B - - 2013
We explored the management of Dupuytren's disease (DD) using a surgeon survey and patient chart review. Twelve countries participated: Denmark, Finland, Sweden (Nordic region); Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland (East); France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom (West); Italy, Spain (Mediterranean). A random sample of orthopaedic/plastic surgeons (N = 687) with 3-30 years' experience was ...
Marcoon Shannon - - 2013
: The ability to risk stratify patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with potential acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is critical. The thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) risk score can risk stratify ED patients with potential ACS but cannot identify patients safe for ED discharge. The symptom-based HEART score identifies ...
Yağci-Küpeli Begül - - 2013
: Survivors of childhood cancer experience many social adaptation problems. We aimed to identify social, educational, and occupational issues of this growing population. : Survivors treated for childhood malignant solid tumors who were older than 18 years and in remission for at least 3 years were surveyed. The educational achievement, ...
Myers Renelle - - 2013
Tunneled pleural catheters (TPCs) are a safe, effective, and well-tolerated option for palliation in patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPEs) on an outpatient basis. TPCs are incorporated into international guidelines for the management of MPEs and appear to be the most cost-effective option according to current data.
Muthuramalingam S - - 2013
Extravasation is recognised as a major complication of administering intravenous chemotherapy treatment. Of the agents involved in extravasation, anthracyclines are associated with the greatest risk to patients because they are vesicant agents, having the potential to cause blistering and ulceration. If not identified and left untreated, anthracycline extravasation can lead ...
Schwartz Bryan G - - 2013
The effects of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors on vasodilation mediated via nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine monophosphate are well described. Less is known about other mechanisms through which phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors benefit endothelial function, including normalization of serum biomarkers, increased levels of endothelial progenitor cells, ischemia-reperfusion protection mechanisms, and other actions ...
Shiao Tsu-Hui - - 2013
Patients with sleep apnea sustain cessation of breath during sleep, leading to intermittent hypoxia, systemic inflammation, and sympathetic activation. These insults may contribute to initiation or progression of peptic ulcers. This retrospective matched-control cohort study explored the relationship of sleep apnea and subsequent development of peptic ulcer bleeding. From 2000 ...
Zhao Zi-Wen - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To clarify the correlation between serum fetuin-A levels and the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Methods: A total of 241 consecutive patients with T2DM and 69 controls were recruited. Serum fetuin-A levels were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. ...
Keaveny Judy - - 2013
While patients are in the critical care areas, hyperglycemia occurs in more than 50% of patients with or without diabetes. This education time is a crucial for the patients and families, because their attention to better health is heightened by their reason for being in a critical care unit. Nurses ...
Kaplan S A - - 2013
Background:  The complex relationship between bladder and bowel function has implications for treating pelvic disorders. In this systematic review, we discuss the relationship between bladder and bowel function and its implications for managing coexisting constipation and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. Methods:  Multiple PubMed searches of articles published in English from ...
Han Kyunghee - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine whether gender differences on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2; Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989) and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A; Butcher et al., 1992) items are comparable across 2 distinctive cultural samples: Americans and Koreans. Using large, representative adult and ...
Errera Marie-Hélène - - 2013
Pregnancy-associated retinal diseases are conditions that may occur uniquely in pregnancy or, more commonly, general conditions that may worsen or alter during pregnancy as a result of hematologic, hormonal, metabolic, cardiovascular, and immunologic changes. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is by far the most common retinal condition that is altered by pregnancy. ...
Rabah Ali - - 2013
: To study the reperfusion strategies currently being used in the treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at an academic medical center in a developing country and to analyze the door-to-balloon time (DBT) in those patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). : The study included all patients presenting with ...
Hao Liangchun - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the hepatotoxicity induced by arsenic trioxide (As2O3) at a therapeutic dose for pediatric acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). A total of APL patients received As2O3 treatment by IV drip. Hepatotoxicity was monitored based on the observations of the dynamic changes in liver function ...
Leighton Harmony - - 2013
: Telemetry monitoring is often overused in the inpatient setting. This has led to overcrowding of telemetry beds, increased wait times in the emergency department, and inefficient allocation of hospital resources. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines exist to guide appropriate utilization of cardiac monitoring. We sought ...
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A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether adrenaline use during cardiac arrest improves long-term survival. A total of 209 papers was found using the reported search, of which seven represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, ...
Daniels Charles E - - 2013
The processes used by institutions to manage and coordinate multiple pharmacy residency programs were evaluated. An 18-question survey was developed. The survey was distributed via e-mail to all University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) member institutions. The survey request was e-mailed to the pharmacy director of each hospital. Respondents submitted their information ...
Akulian Jason - - 2013
Pleural disease is commonly encountered by the chest physician. Evaluation of pleural disease typically begins with thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis. With improvements in minimally invasive procedures, imaging, and the use of pleural manometry, a more complete understanding of lung, pleural, and chest wall physiology is possible. The improved knowledge ...
Gralnek Ian M - - 2013
Although colonoscopy is the criterion standard for detecting colorectal adenomas and cancers, a significant percentage of adenomas are missed. To compare forward-viewing with ultrawide-viewing colonoscopy in the detection of simulated colon polyps in an in vitro colon model. Prospective, multicenter. Six endoscopy units (3 in the United States and 3 ...
Cersosimo Robert J - - 2013
Important developments in chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer over the past 15 years are reviewed, with an emphasis on the most recently published data from clinical trials of newer multidrug regimens, administration techniques, and dosing schedules. Eight agents are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in ...
Aliyev Anar - - 2013
ABSTRACT: After a total or near total thyroidectomy and radioiodine ablation therapy for differential thyroid cancer (DTC), routine follow-up methods are I or I whole-body scanning (WBS) as well as serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and anti-thyroglobulin (anti-Tg) levels. We describe a case of a 41-year-old woman with follicular thyroid cancer. Although ...
Fu Le - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study is to reveal the correlation of shedding and expression of c-Met in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient. Materials and methods: We measured soluble c-Met and c-Met level in a panel of pre-clinical models and 197 advanced Chinese NSCLC patients by enzyme-linked immunosorbent ...
Kunkler I - - 2013
Improving cancer survival rates is a UK priority and equity of access to high quality cancer irrespective of geography is a key principle. Surgery, radiation therapy and systemic therapy remain the cornerstone of the multidisciplinary management of cancer. However, costs of cancer care continue to escalate. A recent review (1) ...
Bramley Kyle - - 2013
Intra-abdominal fluid may migrate readily into the pleural space through naturally occurring holes in the diaphragm or intradiaphragmatic lymphatics. Although any type of fluid in the abdomen may migrate, additional pathologic mechanisms are involved in the development of chylous ascites/chylothorax, yellow nail syndrome, urinothorax, pancreaticopleural fistulas, or other connections. In ...
de Ridder D - - 2013
Aim:  This Belgian epidemiological study aimed to assess the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and associated bother in a female primary care population. Methods:  Data on OAB and SUI were prospectively collected among women ≥ 40 years by general practitioners (GP) during a regular visit for any ...
Benedik Emil - - 2013
The aim of the study was to investigate the validity of the Rorschach Perceptual Thinking Index (PTI) to detect psychotic perceptual and thought disturbance in a sample of Slovene psychiatric inpatients. Using a sample of 275 adult psychiatric inpatients of both sexes, we examined the differences between patients with psychosis ...
Johnson Barbara H - - 2013
Hospital readmission rates for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), as well as reasons and risk factors for rehospitalization, were investigated. Demographic, clinical, and prescription claims data on patients hospitalized for atrial fibrillation (AF) over a five-year period were extracted from insurance claims databases; from that data set, a subset ...
Veenstra Hidde J - - 2013
ABSTRACT: The lymphatic drainage of cutaneous melanomas located on the upper trunk is often complex and sometimes follows an unexpected pattern. Occasionally, even direct drainage to cervical lymph nodes is seen. In this case series, 3 patients with lymphatic drainage to the neck derived from melanomas located over the manubrium ...
Tsai Han-Mou - - 2013
Patients presenting with microangiopathic hemolysis and thrombocytopenia are often given the diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and treated with plasma exchange until the acute episode is over. Recent findings have shown that acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a chronic autoimmune disease with inhibitory antibodies of a disintegrin and metalloprotease with ...
Toney Lauren K - - 2013
Although the synthesis of ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan result and clinical pretest probability is vital to the diagnostic accuracy of V/Q scanning, there is no updated pretest/posttest tabular decision tool since that presented in the Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis I data. Because this verbal communication between the nuclear medicine ...
McGraw Elizabeth A - - 2013
Vector-borne disease is one of the greatest contributors to human mortality and morbidity throughout the tropics. Mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and filariasis are the main contributors to this burden. Although insecticides have historically been used to try to control vector populations, over the past 15 years, ...
Zhang Wenjie - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Earlier studies indicate that abnormal liver and spleen uptake on bone scan has been observed in association with intravenous injection of Gd-DTPA contrast for MRI. All of these patients, however, received Gd-DTPA injection prior to Tc MDP administration. We report herein 3 patients with hepatic and splenic uptake on ...
Herzog Eyal - - 2013
The number of cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is estimated to be 300,000/year in the United States. Two landmark studies published in 2002 demonstrated that therapeutic hypothermia decreased mortality and improved neurological outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Our institutional pathway for the management of survivors of cardiac arrest stresses teamwork ...
Conti Alberto - - 2013
: Prognostication beyond troponin levels in patients with acute atrial fibrillation (AF) is still unclear. : One-month and 1-year outcomes in 1091 patients with acute AF were analyzed. Primary endpoints were stroke or the composite of acute coronary syndrome, revascularization, and death. : In the short term, troponin (odds ratio ...
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A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether the addition of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to antibiotics is of benefit to patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI). A total of 80 papers was found using the reported search, of which four represented the best evidence to answer ...
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