Severe anemia may not be a contraindication to debridement in a Jehovah’s witness patient with necrotizng fasciitis of the lower extremity – A case report

ConclusionSeverely anemic patients in critical condition can survive necrotizing fasciitis with a well-planned interdisciplinary approach without compromising patient autonomy.
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Authors: Achmat G, Leach L, Onagbiye SO Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risk factors have reached epidemic proportions, with many people at risk of premature disability and death. There is insufficient data regarding the prevalence of CMD risk factors among firefighters in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of CMD risk factors among South African firefighters in the Western Cape Province. Additional outcomes were to determine the relationship between BMI and CMD risk factors among firefighters. METHODS: A total of 219 healthy mal...
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New J. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ02804H, PaperPengyue Gao, Chuanxun Su, Sen Shao, Sheng Wang, Peng Liu, Siyu Liu, Jian Lv Magnesium (Mg) and iron (Fe) are almost immiscible under ambient conditions, making Mg is not usually considered as a main light-element candidate in the Earth ’s core. However, recent studies show... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9TA09125D, CommunicationGabriel Abarca, Marco Viera, Carolina Aliaga, Jose Marco, Walter Orellana, Jose Zagal, Federico Tasca Iron macrocyclic complexes (MN4) are promising catalysts for replacing platinum (the industrial standard) in electrocatalysis. In particular, FeN4 complexes have been shown to be more active than Pt in alkaline... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06528H, CommunicationChenyao Hu, Zupeng Chen, Fengyan Han, Zixia Lin, Xiaofei Yang Ultrasmall and homogeneous bimetallic PdXBi nanoalloys are well distributed on Vulcan carbon support by a facile, low-cost synthetic strategy. The electrochemical activity of as-prepared homogeneous PdXBi nanoalloy/carbon black nanocomposites is... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Authors: Segerman F, Clarkson S, Sjöberg K Abstract Objective: The incidence of autoimmune diseases, especially inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), has increased substantially. Globally, there are vast differences varying from 0.2/105 in some Asian countries to over 80/105 in the Faroe Islands. Environmental factors have been suggested as triggers. The aim was to investigate the incidence and prevalence of IBD in the 33 municipalities in the county Scania in Southern Sweden, an area comprising 100 × 100 km with 1,274,069 inhabitants. Furthermore, we wanted to explore whether compounds ...
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Authors: Kim HR, Yoon CK, Kim HW, Pak KY Abstract PURPOSE: In the present study, the volume of hard exudates (HEs) was quantitatively measured using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the agreement and correlation with area of HEs in fundus photography were analyzed. METHODS: The medical records of patients with diabetic macular edema who underwent focal laser treatment and were followed up more than 3 months were retrospectively evaluated. An automated customized program designed for measuring HE volume was used. The HEs in each OCT B-scan binary image were measured using 512 × 128 pixels, 6 mm &time...
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AbstractBackgroundBariatric surgery on patients with body mass index (BMI)  ≥ 50 kg/m2, historically known as superobesity, is technically challenging and carries a higher risk of complications. Bridging interventions have been introduced for weight loss before bariatric surgery in this population. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to assess the efficacy and safety of bridging interventions before bariatric surgery in patients with BMI  ≥ 50 kg/m2.MethodsMEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus were searched from database inception to September 2018. Studies were e...
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ConclusionThe occurrence of carotid plaques in asymptomatic individuals is underestimated by ultrasound compared to plaque assessment by CTA. Carotid plaque composition by CTA is different in individuals with and without carotid plaques by ultrasound.Key Points•The occurrence of carotid plaques by ultrasound was underestimated in 46% of participants who had plaques by carotid CTA.•Participants with carotid plaques by ultrasound had higher volumes of all plaque subtypes and a higher calcified plaque component as determined by carotid CTA compared to participants without carotid plaques by ultrasound.•A high c...
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CONCLUSIONSeverely anemic patients in critical condition can survive necrotizing fasciitis with a well-planned interdisciplinary approach without compromising patient autonomy.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Some patients with psychiatric syndromes and increased ANA titers may suffer from psychiatric variants of SLE, even if the American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE are not met. Whether the psychiatric symptoms in our patient represent a prodromal stage with the later manifestation of full-blown SLE or a subtype of SLE with isolated CNS involvement remains unclear. Regardless, early diagnosis and initiation of immunosuppressive treatment are essential steps in preventing further disease progression and organ damage. Intrathecal ANAs with extractable nuclear antigen differentiation may be a more sensitiv...
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