Haematogenous Spondylodiscitis in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis: Case Series of 36 Patients
Conclusion. Spinal infection in the presence of liver cirrhosis is challenging. The rate epidural abscess formation is relatively high. Early diagnosis remains the main cornerstone in the management and the indication for surgery should be carefully considered. Minimally invasive techniques should be used when possible to minimize complication rate, and higher amounts of intraoperative blood loss should be expected. Level of Evidence: 4
(American Association for Cancer Research) Among patients with both colorectal cancer and diabetes in Korea, those who had a high adherence to their oral diabetes medication had a significantly reduced risk of overall mortality compared with those with lower adherence.
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Anson C.M. Chau, Eva Cheung, K.H. Chan, W.S. Chow, Y.F. Shea, Patrick K.C. Chiu, Henry K.F. Mak
This study aimed to investigate the effects of hirudin on the production of extracellular matrix (ECM) factors by renal tubular epithelial cells in a rat model of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) and HK-2 human renal tubule epithelial cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into the normal control group (n=10), the normal control+hirudin group (n=10), the DKD model group (n=12) and the DKD+hirudin group (n=12). At the end of the study, renal histopathology was undertaken, and the expression of type IV collagen, fibronectin, hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha), and vascular endothelial growth fact...
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Jia-Kang Wang, Tzu-Lun Huang, Pei-Yao Chang
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Johanna M. Vanegas, Lorena Salazar-Ospina, Gustavo Roncancio, J Natalia Jiménez
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Hema S. Gopalan, Anoop Misra
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Sachin Atre, Sona Deshmukh, Manjusha Kulkarni
CONCLUSION: Dialysis outcomes such as technique failure, infection, and mortality are not affected by the presence of LC. Accordingly, PD therapy is a good option in patients with LC. PMID: 31582468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Guangwen Luo1†, Bailiang Li1†, Cailu Yang2†, Yutang Wang1, Xin Bian1, Wan Li1, Fei Liu1 and Guicheng Huo1* 1Key Laboratory of Dairy Science, Ministry of Education, College of Food Science, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China 2Department of Ultrasound, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Dapeng New District, Shenzhen, China Modulating gut microbiota to promote host health is well recognized. Therefore, people consume dietary products containing traditional probiotics in wishing to improve their health, and they need more research-based advices on how to select products with sui...
A 34-year-old Hispanic man with a history of alcoholic cirrhosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus presented with 2 weeks of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, rash, and syncope. Five days before presentation he developed an erythematous petechial rash on his right hand that spread sequentially to his left hand, forearms, feet, legs, and flanks. The rash was neither pruritic nor painful, and he denied prior history of a rash. He reported no recent infections or antibiotic use. His past medical history was negative for connective tissue disease and was otherwise noncontributory.