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by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias A girls trip to New York ends up in the ED with the women injured in accident. The organizer of the trip, we learn, caused the accident deliberately because she took out the supplemental car insurance. The woman in the group all have health problems and lack the money to get the medical care they need.…
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BACKGROUND Anemia in patients who decline transfusion has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that the time to death decreases with increasing severity of anemia in patients for whom transfusion is not an option. METHODS With institutional review board approval, a retrospective review of registered adult blood refusal patients with at least one hemoglobin (Hb) value of 12.0 g/dL or less during hospital admission at a single institution from January 2004 to September 2015 was performed. The association of nadir Hb category and time to death (all-cause 30-day mortality) was determined...
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess whether mild thrombocytopenia (platelet count 100-149 k/microliter) is associated with an increased risk of postpartum hemorrhage. METHODS: Nulliparous women with term, singleton, vertex pregnancies undergoing labor at our institution between August 2016 and September 2017 were included. The primary exposure was mild thrombocytopenia, defined as platelet count 100-149 k/microliter, and the comparator was normal platelet count (150 k/microliter or greater). Those with severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count less than 100 k/microliter) were excluded from analysis. The primary outco...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Khaldoon Bashaireh, Osama Aljararhih, Khaldoon Alawneh
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Wang J, Li X, Wu H, Zhang Y, Wang F Abstract Background: The safety and effectiveness of robotic surgery are evaluated by comparing perioperative outcomes with laparoscopy and laparotomy in endometrial cancer. Method: PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, and other databases were searched for eligible studies up to April 2019. Studies that compared robotic surgery with laparoscopy or laparotomy in surgical staging of endometrial cancer were included. The pooled odds ratio and weighted mean difference were calculated using a random-effects or a fixed-effects model to summarize the results. Results: Twe...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
rdere S Abstract Thalassemia major is the most severe form of thalassemia and occurs with the impaired synthesis of β-globin which causes the accumulation of unpaired alpha globin chain. Patients with beta thalassemia major can only survive with periodically safe blood transfusions leading to the accumulation of iron in the bloods of patients, and this causes several endocrinopathies. Although iron overload in thalassemic patients has been extensively studied, there is little information about the levels of other trace elements. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences of serum concentrations ...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Biol Trace Elem Res Source Type: research
Sri Lanka has a high prevalence of β-thalassaemia major. Clinical management is complex and long-term and includes regular blood transfusion and iron chelation therapy. The economic burden of β-thalassaemia fo...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAlthoughStaphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (SA-BSI) are a common and important infection, polymicrobial SA-BSI are infrequently reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and risk factors of polymicrobial SA-BSI in comparison with monomicrobial SA-BSI.MethodsA single-center retrospective observational study was performed between Jan 1, 2013, and Dec 31, 2018 at a tertiary hospital. All patients with SA-BSI were enrolled, and their clinical data were gathered by reviewing electronic medical records.ResultsA total of 349 patients with SA-BSI were enrolled inclu...
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We read with much interest the article entitled “In the Era of Tranexamic Acid, Are Type and Screens for Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty Obsolete?” by Vestermark et al, (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2020.04.056 (in Press) published online on April 25, 2020 [1]. First, we would like to congratulate the authors for writing an inf ormative article with novelty. The purpose of this study was to determine if deleting type and screens from preoperative order sets was safe for patients undergoing primary TKA and THA and to identify patients who required allogenic blood transfusion.
Source: The Journal of Arthroplasty - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Contributors : Wen-Hsuan Yang ; Jennifer Doss ; Katelyn A Walzer ; Shannon M McNulty ; John Roback ; Jen-Tsan A ChiSeries Type : Non-coding RNA profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensMature human red blood cells (RBCs) are terminally differentiated anuclear cells. While initially thought to lack any nucleic acids, human RBCs are found to contain abundant and diverse species of RNA transcripts with functional relevance. Given the absence of novel transcription, RBCs may provide an interesting cellular context to study RNA metabolism over time. One clinically relevant context is the ex vivo storage of RBCs in blood banks f...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Non-coding RNA profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
ConclusionThere does not appear to be a difference in complication rates between the 2 groups. SS BLTKA seems to be a logical choice if both knees have severe osteoarthritis. Patients with severe cardiopulmonary compromise were excluded, and a unilateral procedure may be preferred in them.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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