LITFL Review 198

Welcome to the 198th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week A great new #FOAMcc website is born: ICM Case Summaries! This is what it is all about: “Writing ten expanded case summaries is a requirement of the CCT in Intensive Care Medicine training program for doctors in the UK. These summaries are usually the result of hours of work collecting, synthesising and distilling the most up-to-date evidence on specific clinical questions relevant to intensive care practice in the UK. For most of us though, once they are completed they just sit on our hard drives gathering e-dust. Our aim is to release the untapped potential of these resources and create an online repository of ICM expanded case summaries. As ICM Case Summaries grows it will form a continuously expanding and updating free online educational resource for intensive care medicine professional”. This is an excellent initiative that I hope all UK-based trainees and ICU consultants consider contributing to. The collection of posts is growing rapidly… One to watch! [CN] The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine Excellent review of the evidence behind the use of nitrates and NIPPV in decom...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Education LITFL review Source Type: blogs

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Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Gloribel A. Bonilla, Paige P. Hornsby, Aaron F. Pannone, Samuel K. Case, Emerson S. Aviles, Magdeline E. Carrasco Apolinario, Desideria Mercedes, Aura Mota, Ammar IbrahimAbstractAimTo identify the demographic and clinical characteristics of Dominican adults admitted to a diabetic foot clinic and compare these characteristics by sex to better characterize and understand the severity of diabetes in the Dominican Republic.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective medical chart review of Dominican adults...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: We prove that our algorithm performs O ( n maxlcp ) sequential I/Os, where n is the total length of the collection and maxlcp is the maximum LCP value. The experimental results show that our algorithm is only slightly slower than the state of the art for short sequences but it is up to 40 times faster for longer sequences or when the available RAM is at least equal to the size of the input. PMID: 30899322 [PubMed]
Source: Algorithms for Molecular Biology : AMB - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Algorithms Mol Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 March 2019Source: Journal of Materials Processing TechnologyAuthor(s): E. Olejnik, Ł. Szymański, P. Batóg, T. Tokarski, P. KurtykaAbstractA method of the in situ fabrication of TiC-FeCr local composite reinforcements (LCR) in a cast steel matrix was discussed. The synthesis of a reinforcing phase was performed by placing the substrates of the reaction of TiC formation in the form of compressed packets in a mold cavity. In order to restrict the fragmentation of the composite zones resulting from the reactive infiltration phenomenon, the addition of 30, 50, 70, and 90 wt....
Source: Journal of Materials Processing Technology - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 March 2019Source: Journal of Materials Processing TechnologyAuthor(s): K. Ren, Y. Chew, Y.F. Zhang, G.J. Bi, J.Y.H. FuhAbstractLaser aided additive manufacturing (LAAM) is one of the key metal 3D printing technologies for surface cladding or fabrication of near-net shape parts. The study of LAAM scanning pattern is important to understand their relationship with residual stress and part distortion. This paper proposed a framework to both simulate and evaluate laser scanning paths. Firstly, an efficient 3D thermal history analysis finite element (FE) model was developed to predict tempe...
Source: Journal of Materials Processing Technology - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Authors: Chojnacki C, Popławski T, Błońska A, Błasiak J, Romanowski M, Chojnacki J Abstract Introduction: Helicobacter pylori infection induces clinical symptoms in 15-20% of subjects, and the reason for this variation is still not clear. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the expression of tryptophan hydroxylase (TpH-1) in gastric mucosa of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic H. pylori infection in relation to the intensity of bacterial colonization and severity of dyspeptic symptoms. Material and methods: Ninety subjects (aged 35-49 years) were enrolled in the study and separated into 3 gr...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of our study demonstrated that DJ stent removal within 14 days did not reduce the risk of UTI when compared to stent removal after 14 days. Similar effects on complication rates for ureteral stenting for these 2 removal periods were observed. PMID: 30899293 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Kotlęga D, Gołąb-Janowska M, Meller A, Bajer-Czajkowska A, Zembroń-Łacny A, Nowacki P, Banach M Abstract Introduction: Statins are widely used in stroke patients. The AHA/ASA guidelines recommend aggressive statin therapy in atherosclerotic stroke patients. Their beneficial effects are due to both their hypolipemic and pleiotropic properties. The aim of this study was to establish potential benefits from statin use in ischemic stroke patients with the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF). Material and methods: Ischemic stroke patients with AF were enrolled in the study. Group I, the statin group ...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyse the relationship between the level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and the severity of coronary artery atherosclerosis and to study 25(OH)D levels in non-diabetic patients hospitalised due to acute coronary syndrome and those diagnosed with stable CAD. Material and methods: oronary angiography was performed prospectively in 410 successive cardiac patients. The severity of coronary artery atherosclerosis was assessed according to the Coronary Artery Surgery Study Score (CASSS). The plasma 25(OH)D level was assessed with the electrochemiluminescence method. Results: The 25(OH)D level prov...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: Moderate-high CRF in patients with HFpEF is associated with improved survival, and differences in CRF partly explain the intrinsic risk of HFpEF. Randomized trials of interventions aimed at improving CRF in HFpEF are needed. PMID: 30899287 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Wrzosek M, Sawicka A, Wrzosek M, Piątkiewicz P, Tałałaj M, Nowicka G Abstract Introduction: Interaction between obesity and genetic factors involved in the regulatory pathways of glucose homeostasis may play a significant role in diabetes development in the obese. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between the TCF7L2 rs7903146 polymorphism, adiponectin levels, age at onset of obesity and the occurrence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in a sample of obese Polish adults. Material and methods: A total of 474 unrelated obese subjects were included in this study. Real-time PCR was used to...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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