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Cocchi Michael N - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia (TH; temperature 32-34°C) has become standard of care in many hospitals for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Pyrexia, or fever, is known to be detrimental in patients with neurologic injuries such as stroke or trauma. The incidence of pyrexia in the postrewarming phase of ...
Ceylan Bahadır - - 2013
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral infection associated with a high mortality rate. Ribavirin is the only drug used in the treatment of this disease. Studies investigating the effectiveness of ribavirin in CCHF have been retrospective and to date have included only a small number of cases. In recent ...
Kim Wanlim - - 2013
The presence of early postoperative fever after megaprosthesis replacement surgery is a concern for orthopedic oncologists due to the possibility of infection. The aims of the current study were to determine the incidences and patterns of fever and factors associated with its development and to determine the clinical significance of ...
Salehi Hassan H Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has high morbidity and mortality. Therefore the treatment effect of Ribavirin with and without intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) in viral Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever was evaluated. In a clinical trial study, 40 patients with confirmatory positive serology test, 12 (30%) received Ribavirin and IVIG (case group) ...
Shi Yan - - 2013
Rapid detection of bacteremia is important for critically ill patients. Procalcitonin (PCT) has emerged as a marker of sepsis, but its characterization for predicting bacteremia is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the role of change of PCT within 6 to 12 hours after new fever in predicting bacteremia. ...
Kawaratani Hideto - - 2013
A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital for high-grade fever with chills. He has visited our hospital for alcoholic liver cirrhosis and diabetes mellitus for over 20 years. Nine months earlier, he had received a peritoneal venous shunt (Denver shunt®) because of refractory ascites. Laboratory examinations revealed elevated C-reactive ...
Wang Zhenhua - - 2013
Rheumatic fever is still the main cause of valve disease in developing countries. The study aim was to investigate the appropriateness of mitral valve repair in adult patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). A systematic literature retrieval was performed for all clinical trials comparing the outcomes of mitral valve repair ...
Gebhardt Kory - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the prevalence of fever in the first 48hours after cardiac arrest and its effect on outcomes. METHODS: Review of patients treated between 1/1/2005 and 6/30/2010. Fever was defined as T≥ 38.0°C. We classified categories of post-cardiac arrest illness severity as I) awake, II) coma+mild cardiopulmonary dysfunction (SOFA cardiac+respiratory ...
Abraham Cynthia - - 2013
Objective To compare labor induction outcomes using vaginal misoprostol versus dinoprostone insert in women with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and an unfavorable cervix.Study Design Charts of singleton gestations beyond 34 weeks with PROM and an unfavorable cervix from 2008 to 2011 were reviewed. Group assignment was determined by initial ...
Citro Rodolfo - - 2013
We report an unusual case of endocarditis occurring in a 74-year-old man with a history of systemic hypertension, diabetes mellitus and minor amputation for left forefoot ulcer. The patient was hospitalized for vacuum-assisted closure therapy to aid in wound healing. After the first treatment session, the patient reported abdominal pain ...
Zaaqoq Akram M - - 2013
EXPANDED ABSTRACT: CITATION: Schortgen F, Clabault K, Katsahian S, Devaquet J, Mercat A, Deye N, Dellamonica J, Bouadma L, Cook F, Beji O, Brun-Buisson C, Lemaire F, Brochard L: Multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial of fever control by external cooling to diminish vasopressor requirements in septic shock. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de ...
Garg Sunny - - 2013
Leishmaniasis affects both the visceral and cutaneous tissues in body. Oral Mucosal involvement in leishmaniasis is rare and is often overlooked. We present a case 17 year old boy from the north east region of Bihar who has a history of visceral leishmaniasis one year back, came to the department ...
Ranugha Pss - - 2013
Lucio phenomenon (LP) or erythema necroticans is a relatively rare, peculiar reaction pattern occurring in untreated lepromatous (LL) or borderline lepromatous (BL) leprosy cases. A 38-year-old male, a cook by occupation, was referred to the dermatology clinic from otolaryngology department with blistering over both the hands and feet of 2 ...
Yang Tao-Chieh - - 2013
Introduction: Chronic hydrocephalus is a common complication that can occur after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical risk factors that could predict the occurrence of shunt-dependent chronic hydrocephalus after aneurysmal SAH. Methods: Eighty-eight consecutive patients who underwent either surgery or transarterial endovascular embolization ...
Petretta Robert - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: To determine the incidence of positive diagnostic evaluations during the management of postoperatively febrile orthopaedic trauma patients. A secondary objective was to describe the incidence and risk factors for postoperative fever. DESIGN:: Retrospective study. SETTING:: The orthopaedic trauma service at a tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS:: Postoperatively febrile orthopaedic trauma ...
Basiri A - - 2013
Objectives: To compare the success and complication rates of sonography-guided supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) versus prone standard technique (fluoroscopic guidance) in a randomized controlled trial. Subjects and Methods: Between April 2009 and August 2011, 92 candidates for PCNL were randomly divided into two groups: 46 B-mode sonography-guided supine PCNL (group ...
Hedayat Yaghoobi Mojtaba - - 2013
We present a 23-year-old woman who was admitted due to fever, palpitation, musculoskeletal pain and a transient bout of sudden-onset left-sided hemiparesis. She had also myopericarditis according to echocardiography findings. After comprehensive diagnostic work-up for infectious and immunologic disorders, brucellosis was confirmed by bone marrow aspiration culture. She received doxycycline, ...
Tian Fubo - - 2013
Several studies documented persistent hypothermia in parturients after spinal anesthesia, while others reported that labor analgesia was related to a high incidence of fever. Continuous spinal labor anesthesia with sufentanil (CSLAS) is a new effective technique in labor analgesia but whether it affects maternal temperature has not been clarified. The ...
Talukdar Payel - - 2013
Although neurological manifestations of typhoid fever was thought to be obsolete from modern world, emergence of multidrug resistant typhoid bacilli and reporting of outbreak of typhoid fever with a range of early neuropsychiatric manifestations from various parts of world has led clinicians and investigators to re-evaluate the clinical spectrum of ...
Bureš Jan - - 2013
Whipple's disease is a chronic infectious systemic disease caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei. Nondeforming arthritis is frequently an initial complaint. Gastrointestinal and general symptoms include marked diarrhoea (with serious malabsorption), abdominal pain, prominent weight loss, and low-grade fever. Possible neurologic symptoms (up to 20%) might be associated with worse ...
Pimenta Dominic - - 2013
A 49-year-old man with a history of hypertension and no known drug allergies was admitted with a 4-day history of fever, general malaise, sore throat and diarrhoea. Eleven days ago, he had returned from a 2-week adventure holiday to South Africa. On admission, he was noted to have a creatinine ...
Desimone Daniel C - - 2013
Most patients with infective endocarditis (IE) manifest fever. Comparison of endocarditis patients with and without fever, and whether the lack of fever in IE is a marker for poorer outcomes, such as demonstrated in other severe infectious diseases, have not been defined. Cases from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Division ...
Doruk Hasan Can HC Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University, Mithatpasa Cad, 35340 Izmir, - - 2013
A 16-year-old girl with fever of unknown origin and bilateral vaso-occlusive retinopathy with retinal neovascularization, preretinal hemorrhage, and serous macular detachment was treated with single bilateral 0.5 mg intravitreal ranibizumab injection prior to aggressive PRP with success. No systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy was employed at that time. She received the ...
Yang Yan-Li YL Department of Critical Care Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, - - 2013
The lowering of body temperature is a common, almost reflexive step in the daily care of septic shock patient. However, the effect of different magnitudes of fever control on the outcome of refractory septic patients with a very poor outcome is controversial and has yet to be explored. This prospective ...
Askarpour Shahnam S Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, - - 2013
In our country due to some limitations, mannitol is widely used for bowel preparation. Bowel preparation with mannitol has several side effects. To compare complication of mechanical bowel preparation with and without mannitol. This case control study was carried out in Imam Khomeini and Abuzar children's hospitals. Sixty cases of ...
Koirala Samir S Oxford University Clinical Research Unit-Nepal, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Patan Hospital, Patan, - - 2013
Fluoroquinolones are the most commonly used group of antimicrobials for the treatment of enteric fever, but no direct comparison between two fluoroquinolones has been performed in a large randomised trial. An open-label randomized trial was conducted to investigate whether gatifloxacin is more effective than ofloxacin in the treatment of uncomplicated ...
Maschmeyer G - - 2012
Empirical antifungal therapy is widely used in high-risk neutropenic hematology patients with fever persisting for more than 4 days. This clinical trial assessed whether immediate empirical therapy with voriconazole could lower the rates of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) compared with this approach. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study, patients with acute ...
De Benedetti Fabrizio F Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Istituto Di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Rome, Italy. - - 2012
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most severe subtype of JIA; treatment options are limited. Interleukin-6 plays a pathogenic role in systemic JIA. We randomly assigned 112 children, 2 to 17 years of age, with active systemic JIA (duration of ≥6 months and inadequate responses to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs ...
Takatori Kento - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Aspiration pneumonia is an emerging problem in patients receiving gastrostomy feeding. This study is designed to clarify the therapeutic effects of mosapride citrate and lansoprazole for prevention of aspiration pneumonia in patients receiving gastrostomy feeding. METHODS: The study subjects were 119 patients with dysphasia who required gastrostomy feeding. They ...
Jules- Elysee Kethy M - - 2012
The perioperative inflammatory response as measured by elevated levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been linked to acute respiratory distress syndrome, postoperative confusion, and fever. Because of the extent of surgery,patients undergoing bilateral total knee arthroplasty may be at high risk of complications. We had found a significant decrease in IL-6 ...
Yang Zhongsheng - - 2012
To determine an efficient method for treating upper ureteral impacted stones, we compared the outcome of minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy with the aid of our patented system and transurethral ureteroscopy. A total of 182 patients with complicated impacted upper ureteral stones above the level of L4 were randomly divided into ...
Wang Yan - - 2012
This study aims to explore the effect of vacuum sealed drainage on the recovery of gastrointestinal function in gastric patients after radical gastrectomy. One hundred and twenty patients who received radical for gastric cancer were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the control group received continuous gastrointestinal decompression to ...
Langer Vijay V Senior Adviser (Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery), Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt 110010, - - 2013
Enzymatic debridement is a method by which burn wounds can be prepared for coverage by skin grafts in patients presenting late. Many agents have been used in the past but none of them have been thoroughly evaluated. The present study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of Debridace, a commonly ...
Wekell P - - 2012
AIM: To characterize Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) in western Sweden, focusing on, genotype, clinical picture, prevalence and age of onset as well as time to diagnosis. METHODS: Patients with autoinflammatory diseases are continuously registered at the five main hospitals in Western Sweden. Case records of patients with FMF were analysed ...
Heininger Ulrich - - 2012
Pandemic influenza A/H1N1 (piA) caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. We compared characteristics of piA (2009/10) to those of seasonal influenza A (siA; 2007/08/09) in 134 (piA/siA: N=55/79) hospitalized patients <18 years of age. Chronic disease was present in 25%/33%. Most common symptoms were fever (87%/94%), cough (78%/86%), rhinitis (76%/76%) ...
Demiraran Yavuz - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether levobupivacaine and tramadol wound infiltration decreases postoperative pain following Cesarean section and reduces the need for analgesics in the immediate post-delivery period. METHODS: Ninety patients (aged 18-40 years) scheduled for elective Cesarean section under general anesthesia were randomly allocated to ...
Kant Surya - - 2012
A 32 -year- old male presented with complaints of fever, dry cough, breathlessness and right sided chest pain of two months duration. Chest radiograph showed right sided hydropneumothorax which revealed frank pus on diagnostic thoracocentesis, for which tube thoracostomy was done. Despite vigorous broad spectrum antibiotic coverage, postural drainage and ...
Mori Nicanor N Bacteriology Department, US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6, Lima, Peru. - - 2013
A 59-year-old man with a history of fever, unsteadiness, hemiparesis, motor aphasia and consciousness disturbance was hospitalized for Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus meningitis. He denied contact with farm animals, but had a practice of consuming unpasteurized goats' cheese from an uncertain source.
Tsai Ching-Yen - - 2012
BACKGROUND /PURPOSES: Dengue cases, traditionally classified as dengue fever (DF) or dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) by the World Health Organization (WHO) dengue classification 1997 scheme, are categorized into Group A (without warning signs), Group B [with warning signs (e.g., abdominal pain/vomiting/fluid accumulation/mucosal bleeding/lethargy/liver enlargement/increasing hematocrit with decreasing platelets)], or Group ...
Cherif Honar - - 2012
Background: Prolonged chemotherapy-induced neutropenia is a major risk factor for the development of severe bacterial and fungal infections. Infectious manifestations may progress despite adequate anti-infectious treatment and lead to a very high short-term mortality. Granulocyte transfusion (GT) therapy is often considered. However, its efficacy is not well documented. Methods: We ...
Sultan Sheikh Javeed - - 2012
A 29-year-old, normotensive, nondiabetic man presented with a 9-day history of a scaly, pruritic eruption involving the right chest, axilla, and arm. He had a history of herpes zoster involving the same areas about 4 weeks ago. The present eruption started after the herpetic lesions had healed. Examination revealed scaly, ...
Chandey Manish - - 2012
To compare the efficacy and safety of azithromycin with ofloxacin in patients with uncomplicated typhoid fever. Forty adult patients with bacteriologically or serologically diagnosed, uncomplicated typhoid fever were included from Medicine out-patient department at Government medical college, Amritsar, India. They were randomized into 2 groups of 20 patients each. Group ...
Al-Layla Abdulmonem - - 2012
The objectives are to assess the efficacy of antibiotics in reducing post-tonsillectomy morbidities in children. This is a clinical trial study that was undertaken at the Jordan University Hospital during the period from June 2008 to July 2009. All patients undergoing tonsillectomy were randomly divided into two matched groups on ...
Eder Marcus M Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Lister Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, - - 2012
Despite evidence from developing world trials that intravenous (IV) artesunate (AS) is superior to IV quinine (Q) in severe falciparum malaria (FM), IV AS remains unlicensed in the UK with national guidelines listing it as an acceptable alternative to IV Q as the drug of choice. We retrospectively evaluate the ...
Shenoy Rajgopal R Department of Surgery, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India ; Department of general surgery, Kasturba medical college, Manipal, 576104 Karnataka - - 2013
A 30 year-old gentleman presented to casualty with history of pain abdomen for six days, fever and decreased urine output since two days. He was in a state of septic shock and was diagnosed to have intestinal perforation. His peripheral pulses were not palpable except for the femoral and brachial vessels. ...
Takeuchi Yoshiaki - - 2012
The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of a novel immune-enhancing enteral formula, Prem-8, which contains lactoferrin as an immunonutrient. Design, Setting, Patients: A multicenter, randomized controlled trial was conducted in 5 hospitals in Japan, and 71 tube-fed bedridden patients with serum albumin concentrations between ...
Shetty Vijay - - 2012
The purpose of the study was to assess whether fever in the immediate postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty was indeed related to the fall in haemoglobin. Only patients undergoing bilateral simultaneous total knee replacement were included in the study since the fall in haemoglobin is expected to be more ...
Tounsi A - - 2012
We present the case of a 49-year-old male patient with prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis associated with QT prolongation and torsades de pointes. He was asymptomatic until the end of January 2012, when he was admitted to our hospital emergency unit because of syncope, fever, and suspicion of endocarditis. Cardiologic evaluation ...
Fink Douglas - - 2012
A 26-year-old woman presented moribund with fever and pleuritic chest pain 3 times in 4 months following elective aortic root surgery. She was admitted 41 days after surgery with cardiac tamponade requiring surgical drainage twice within 1 week. Despite this, she was re-admitted for a second time 4 days after ...
Honarmand Hooshyar - - 2012
The febrile reaction is a complex response involving immunologic and other physiologic systems. Antipyretics are commonly used in critically ill patients with fever. We investigated the inflammatory responses following application of antipyretic therapy in febrile critically ill patients with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). In a prospective, randomized controlled study, ...
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