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Current Indications and Outcome of Pulmonary Resections of Tuberculosis Complications in Ibadan,Nigeria.
Conclusion: This study showed that the factors for the good outcome in patients presenting with massive or recurrent haemoptysis from tuberculosis complications were initial stabilisation and multi-disciplinary care. Hence, improved awareness of high standard care to encourage inclusion of patients with tuberculosis complications in surgical care protocol, as part of national control programmes is recommended. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Mannose Binding Lectin is not acting as a biomarker for the progression of pre-invasive lesions of invasive cervical cancer
Conclusion: In this study, there was no statistically significant difference in MBL serum levels among the groups with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Hence MBL serum concentration appeared not to have influenced the progression of HPV-related pre-invasive cervical lesions into invasive cancer. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Human Polyomavirus WU in Patients with Respiratory Tract Infection in Kuwait.
Conclusion: This study enabled us to detect WUV among hospitalized patients with RTI. Co-infection with other respiratory viruses was notable. Two circulating WUV genotypes Ia and IIIb we re identified among hospitalized patients with RTI in Kuwait.  (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Cardio-renal Determinants of Erectile Dysfunction in Primary Prevention: A Cross Sectional Study
This study included 182 men: 100 with erectile dysfunction (ED) (IIEF mean score ≤ 21) and 82 without ED (IIEF mean score> 21). The ED was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Ultrasound was used to evaluate carotid plaques and left ventricular mass, geometry and diastolic function. Cardiovascular anamnesis, CV risk factors, anthropometric and bio-chemical parameters were obtained. The European Society of Cardiology-Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (ESC-SCORE) SCORE was used to calculate total patient CV risk. Continuous variables between groups were compared using t test and Mann-...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of Helicobacter pylori Eradication Rates of 2-week Levofloxacin Containing Triple Therapy, Levofloxacin Containing Bismuth Quadruple Therapy and Standard Bismuth Quadruple Therapy as a First-line Regimen
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of 2-week levofloxacin containing triple therapy, levofloxacin containing bismuth quadruple therapy and standard bismuth containing quadruple therapy as a first-line regimen for eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori). Methods: A total of 329 patients with H pylori infection were randomly divided into three groups to receive: a) levofloxacin containing bismuth quadruple therapy, RBAL (rabeprazole 20 mg b.i.d., bismuth subsalicylate 562 mg b.i.d., amoxicillin 1 gr b.i.d, levofloxacin 500 mg once daily), b) standard bismuth quadruple therapy, RBMT ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Exploring Factors Associated with Depression and Anxiety among Hospitalized Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Conclusion: The majority of hospitalized patients with diabetes have developed moderate/severe anxiety or depression or both during hospitalization. Hence, screening for anxiety and depression in high risk hospitalized diabetic patients is recommended during hospitalization. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Correlation of Serum Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Interleukin-6 with Quality of Life Using Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Assessment Test
Conclusion: The results demonstrated that with increased severity of obstruction based on the GOLD criteria both IL-6 and pro-BNP were elevated. This increase in inflammatory markers was associated with reduced quality of life and severity of hypoxia. These findings indicated that lowering IL-6 and pro-BNP could be useful in the management of COPD patients. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Effect of Nutritive and Non-nutritive sweeteners on the Growth, Adhesion and Biofilm Formation of Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis
Conclusion: In this study, glucose and sucrose accelerated the growth, adhesion and biofilm formation of Candida species. However, non-nutritive sweetener, saccharin appeared to dampen, and in some instances suppressed, these virulence attributes of Candida. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Low Tidal Volume-Positive End-expiratory Pressure versus High Tidal Volume-Zero Positive End-expiratory Pressure and Postoperative Pulmonary Functions in Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
Objective: The aim was to compare the effects of low tidal volume (VT) and moderate positive end-expiratory pressure(PEEP) with high tidal volume (VT) and zero end-expiratory pressure(ZEEP), on postoperative pulmonary functions and oxygenation in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Subjects and Methods: Forty-four (44) patients were randomized into low VT-PEEP and high VT-ZEEP groups. The patients were ventilated with VT of 6 ml/kg and 8 cmH2O PEEP in low VT-PEEP group and VT of 10 ml/kg and 0 cmH2O PEEP in high VT-ZEEP group. Preoperative and postoperative spirometric measurements were d...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Results of External Fixation, Plating, or Nonoperative Management for Diaphyseal Clavicle Fractures
Conclusions: This study revealed that the treatment of acute clavicular fractures with an external fixator was a good alternative to plate osteosynthesis or conservative treatment.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
Conclusion: The LD crowns had long survival rates of 96.6% up to 35.9 ± 9.2 months and provided satisfactory clinical performance (low risk of failure). Oral hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits influenced patient satisfaction with LD crowns.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Inferior Petrosal Sinus Thrombosis in a Child due to Malposition of Central Venous Catheter: A Case Report
Conclusion: In this case report, malpositioning of the CVC was the cause of the thrombosis. To minimize such complications, catheterization should be done with the supervision of an expert and post-procedure radiography should also be performed. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 30, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Inferior Petrosal Sinus Thrombosis in a Child due to Malposition of < br > Central Venous Catheter: A Case Report.
Conclusion: In this case report, malpositioning of the CVC was the cause of the thrombosis. To minimize such complications, catheterization should be done with the supervision of an expert and post-procedure radiography should also be performed. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 30, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

An Overlooked Potentially Treatable Disorder: Idiopathic Mesenteric Panniculitis
Conclusion: In this study, a symptomatic idiopathic subgroup of patients with MP did not have any associated disorder. Response to the treatment with antibiotics and NSAIDs was effective in most of the patients. Based on these findings, anti-inflammatory treatments beyond NSAIDs and surgery should be reserved for patients who are unresponsive to antibiotics and NSAIDs. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Public Perceptions, Expectations, and Views of Community Pharmacy Practice in Kuwait
This study was designed to determine public patterns for use of community pharmacies, perceptions of pharmacists, confidence and trust in pharmacists, and expectations about the pharmacist's roles, and to explore the public views and satisfaction with the current pharmacy services.Subjects and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was performed using a pretested self-administered questionnaire on a sample of 481 individuals selected using a 2-stage stratified cluster sampling design. Descriptive and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used for data analysis.p (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Beyond HLA Class I Antigens, HFE Mutations in Recurrent Aphthous Oral Ulcers and Beh çet's Disease in The South of Tunisia
Conclusion:This study showed that unlike BD, RAS was not associated with HLA-B51; Moreover, we suggested that H63D mutation was positively associated with isolated RAOU. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Altered Expression Pattern of CD55 and CD59 on Red Blood Cells in Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
Objective: To investigate the expression pattern of CD55 and CD59 on red blood cells (RBCs) in anemic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, and factors that might infleunce their expression. Subjects and Methods: Nighty one adult anemic CKD patients and 80 healthy controls (HC) were enrolled. Anemic CKD patients were divided into 3 subgroups based on receiving erythropoietin (EPO) and renal replacement therapies (RRT). Flow cytometric analysis of CD55 and CD59 expression was performed on RBCs from blood samples obtained from CKD patients and HC. Results: CD59 deficiency was significantly higher among CKD patients than HC ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of the Chronic Repetitive Leg Ischemia on Left Ventricular Function and Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the concomitant presence of the peripheral arterial disease (PAD) on left ventricular function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Subjects and Methods: The medical records of the patients who were referred to Ankara Bayindir Hospital, Ankara, Turkey due to the first episode of ACS were reviewed. Patients with concomitant PAD and CAD (Group1) were compared with those who had CAD alone (Group 2). Mann-Whitney U and Chi-square tests were used to compare of continuous variables and categorical variables re...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Results of External Fixation, Plating or Nonoperative Management for Diaphyseal Clavicle Fractures < br >
Conclusions: This study revealed that treatment of acute clavicular fractures with external fixator was a good alternative to plate osteosynthesis or conservative treatment. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors for Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
Conclusion: The LD crowns had long survival rates of 96.6% up to 35.9 ± 9.2 months and provided satisfactory clinical performance (low risk of failure). Oral hygiene habits, such as brushing, flossing and regular dental visits influenced patient satisfaction with LD crowns. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Antibiotic Resistance Trends in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Kuwait hospitals: 2011-2015
Conclusion:The study demonstrated changes in antibiotic resistance patterns of MRSA overtime and reinforces the value of surveillance in detecting such changes for the benefit of infection control and patient management. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Blood Pressure and Age Are the Main Determinants of Aortic Stiffness
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Beneficial Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiometabolic and Inflammatory Markers in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-blind Clinical Trial
Conclusions: The MCP-1 levels and lipid profile were improved after supplementation with n-3 PUFAs, but resistin serum levels were not changed. Hence, the anti-inflammatory effects of n-3 PUFAs might be mediated by targeting MCP-1. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Patent Foramen Ovale as Possible Cause of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report
Conclusions: This case showed a small PFO associated with an aneurysmatic interatrial septum. The PFO and paradoxically thromboembolism could be involved in the pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Public Perceptions, Expectations, and Views of Community Pharmacy Practice in Kuwait
This study was designed to determine public patterns for use of community pharmacies, perceptions of pharmacists, confidence and trust in pharmacists, and expectations about the pharmacist's roles, and to explore the public views and satisfaction with the current pharmacy services.Subjects and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was performed using a pretested self-administered questionnaire on a sample of 481 individuals selected using a 2-stage stratified cluster sampling design. Descriptive and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used for data analysis.p (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 24, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Patent Foramen Ovale as Possible Cause of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report
Conclusions: This case showed a small PFO associated with an aneurysmatic interatrial septum. The PFO and paradoxically thromboembolism could be involved in the pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Beneficial Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiometabolic and Inflammatory Markers in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-blind Clinical Trial
Conclusions: The MCP-1 levels and lipid profile were improved after supplementation with n-3 PUFAs, but resistin serum levels were not changed. Hence, the anti-inflammatory effects of n-3 PUFAs might be mediated by targeting MCP-1. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Blood Pressure and Age Are the Main Determinants of Aortic Stiffness
Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Antibiotic Resistance Trends in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Kuwait hospitals: 2011-2015
Conclusion:The study demonstrated changes in antibiotic resistance patterns of MRSA overtime and reinforces the value of surveillance in detecting such changes for the benefit of infection control and patient management. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 4, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of the Chronic Repetitive Leg Ischemia on Left Ventricular Function and Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the concomitant presence of the peripheral arterial disease (PAD) on left ventricular function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Subjects and Methods: The medical records of the patients who were referred to Ankara Bayindir Hospital, Ankara, Turkey due to the first episode of ACS were reviewed. Patients with concomitant PAD and CAD (Group1) were compared with those who had CAD alone (Group 2). Mann-Whitney U and Chi-square tests were used to compare of continuous variables and categorical variables re...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Results of External Fixation, Plating or Nonoperative Management for Diaphyseal Clavicle Fractures < br >
Conclusions: This study revealed that treatment of acute clavicular fractures with external fixator was a good alternative to plate osteosynthesis or conservative treatment. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors for Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
Conclusion: The LD crowns had long survival rates of 96.6% up to 35.9 ± 9.2 months and provided satisfactory clinical performance (low risk of failure). Oral hygiene habits, such as brushing, flossing and regular dental visits influenced patient satisfaction with LD crowns. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Altered Expression Pattern of CD55 and CD59 on Red Blood Cells in Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
Objective: To investigate the expression pattern of CD55 and CD59 on red blood cells (RBCs) in anemic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, and factors that might infleunce their expression. Subjects and Methods: Nighty one adult anemic CKD patients and 80 healthy controls (HC) were enrolled. Anemic CKD patients were divided into 3 subgroups based on receiving erythropoietin (EPO) and renal replacement therapies (RRT). Flow cytometric analysis of CD55 and CD59 expression was performed on RBCs from blood samples obtained from CKD patients and HC. Results: CD59 deficiency was significantly higher among CKD patients than HC ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Beyond HLA Class I Antigens, HFE Mutations in Recurrent Aphthous Oral Ulcers and Beh çet's Disease in The South of Tunisia
Conclusion:This study showed that unlike BD, RAS was not associated with HLA-B51; Moreover, we suggested that H63D mutation was positively associated with isolated RAOU. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Public Perceptions, Expectations and Views of Community Pharmacy Practice in Kuwait
This study was designed to determine public patterns for use of community pharmacy, perceptions of pharmacists, confidence and trust in pharmacists, expectations about the pharmacist roles, and to explore public views and satisfaction with the current pharmacy services. Subjects and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was performed using a pretested self-administered questionnaire on a sample of 481 individuals selected using a two-stage stratified cluster sampling design. Descriptive and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used for data analysis. P (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Fasting Spot-urine pH is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in the Japanese Population
Objective: To investigate the relationship between urine pH and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components while controlling for covariates. Subjects and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 5,430 Japanese subjects (4691 without MetS; 739 with MetS) undergoing health assessments. Partial correlation analysis and analysis of covariance were used for controlling confounding parameters (age, gender, serum uric acid (UA) levels, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and smoking and drinking statuses). Using multiple logistic regression analyses, adjusted odds ratios (ORs) ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

An In-vitro Comparison of Bond Strength of Different Sealers/Obturation Systems to Root Dentin Using Push-out Test at 2 Weeks and 3 Months Post Obturation < br >
Objective: To evaluate the push-out bond strength and failure modes of different sealers/obturation systems to intra-radicular dentin at 2 weeks and 3 months ’ post obturation compared to AH Plus®/gutta-percha. Materials and Methods: One hundred and eighty (180) root slices from sixty (60) single-canal anterior teeth were prepared and assigned to 5 experimental groups (n=36 in each group), designated as G1: AH Plus®/Gutta-percha; G2: TotalFill BCTM s ealer/BC coated gutta-percha; G3: TotalFill BCTM sealer/gutta-percha; G4: EndoREZ® sealer/EndoREZ® coated gutta-percha and G5: EndoREZ® sealer/gutta-...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Correlation between Foot Arch Index and Intensity of Foot, Knee and Low Back Pain among Pregnant Women in a South Eastern Nigerian community.
Conclusion: The study participants had a high prevalence of low foot arches, indicating pes planus. Low back pain was most common compared to foot and knee pain. The foot arch heights did not show any relationships among the intensities of foot, anterior knee and low back pain. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Scintigraphic Patterns of Indium-111 Oxine-Labeled White Blood Cell Imaging of Gram-Negative versus Gram-Positive Vertebral Osteomyelitis
Conclusion: In the majority of the gram-positive-infected rabbit vertebrae there was high accumulation of111In-WBC. However, no accumulation of111In-WBC was observed in most of the vertebrae infected with gram-negative organisms, which release antichemotactic factors that prevent adequate accumulation of WBC at the infected area.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hyponatremia in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures: A Two-Year Study
Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of hyponatremia in the elderly patients with hip fractures. Hence, serum sodium concentrations should be regularly assessed to prevent occurrence of hyponatremia.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

No Association Between Vitiligo and Obesity: A Case-control Study
Conclusion: In this study, vitiligo did not appear to be associated with a high body mass index: obesity might not be a risk factor for vitiligo, in contrast to most autoimmune diseases which are significantly associated with obesity. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Personalized Management of Cardiovascular Disorders
Personalized management of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs), also referred to as personalized or precision cardiology in accordance with general principles of personalized medicine, is the selection of best treatment for an individual patient. It involves the integration of various 'omics ’ technologies such as genomics and proteomics as well as other new technologies such as nanobiotechnology. Molecular diagnostics and biomarkers are important for linking diagnosis with therapy and monitoring of therapy. Because CVDs involve perturbations of large complex biological networks, a sy stems biology approach to CVD risk s...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Mucuna pruriens on Free Fatty Acid Levels and Histopathological Changes in the Brains of Rats Fed a High Fructose Diet
Objective: To investigate free fatty acid levels and histopathologic changes in the brain of rats fed a high fructose diet and to evaluate the effects of Mucuna pruriens, known to have antidiabetic activity, on these changes. Materials and Methods: The study comprised of 28 mature female Wistar rats. The rats were divided into four groups, each included 7 rats. Group 1: control; Group 2: fed a high fructose diet (HFrD), Group 3: fed normal rat chow and Mucuna pruriens, and Group 4: fed a high fructose diet and Mucuna pruriens for 6 weeks. At the end of 6 weeks, the rats were decapitated, blood and brain tissues were obtain...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Hyponatremia and Bone Fractures: An Intriguing and often Overlooked Association
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - September 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hyponatremia in Patients with Elderly Hip Fracture: A Two-year Study
Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of hyponatremia in the elderly patients with hip fracture. Hence, serum sodium concentrations should be regularly assessed to prevent occurrence of hyponatremia. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Which Foetal-Pelvic Variables Are Useful for Predicting Caesarean Section and Instrumental Assistance?
Conclusion: The antero-posterior inlet was an efficient variable unlike the obstetric conjugate. The obstetric conjugate diameter should no longer be considered a useful variable in estimating the arrest of labour. Antero-posterior inlet diameter was a sagittal variable that should be taken into account. The comparison of sub-pubic angle and bi-parietal and antero-posterior outlet diameters was useful in identifying a risk of requiring instrumental assistance.Med Princ Pract 2017;26:359-367 (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Aortic stiffness may be affected by body mass index
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 8, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Scintigraphic Patterns of Indium-111 Oxine-white Blood Cell Imaging of Gram-negative versus Gram-positive Vertebral Osteomyelitis
Conclusion: In majority of the Gram-positive infected rabbit vertebrae there was high accumulation of 111In-WBC. However, no accumulation of 111In-WBC was observed in most of vertebrae infected with Gram negative organisms which release anti-chemotactic factors that prevent enough accumulation of WBC to infected area. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 8, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Thiol Levels and Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of Procalcitonin Guidance-Administered Antibiotics with Standard Guidelines on Antibiotic Therapy in Children with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections: A Retrospective Study in China
Objective:To establish the efficacy of an algorithm based on the biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) to reduce antibiotic exposure in pediatric patients with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI).Materials and Methods: The clinical data of 357 patients ( (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research