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Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP ; 53: e03508, Jan.-Dez. 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês, Português | LILACS, BDENF - Enfermagem | ID: biblio-1020384

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RESUMO Objetivo Avaliar a estrutura e a adesão às medidas de precauções-padrão e específicas dos profissionais de saúde em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva de hospital de ensino, no Distrito Federal. Método Estudo descritivo, transversal e prospectivo. Utilizou-se de questionário estruturado mediante observações que registraram as práticas dos profissionais com Equipamentos de Proteção Individual e indicações de precauções. Foi aplicado o teste Qui-quadrado, e calculado o p-valor . Resultados Participaram do estudo 52 profissionais, e foram observados 445 procedimentos assistenciais em 36 sessões de auditoria. A média da taxa de adesão ao uso de equipamentos foi de 72,72%, sendo 94,91% às luvas, 91,43% ao avental, 80% à máscara e 24,56% aos óculos de proteção. Quando não havia indicação e não foi utilizado o Equipamento de Proteção Individual, a média da taxa foi de 68,01%, sendo 30,77% em relação às luvas, 87,58% ao avental, 57,58% à máscara, e 96,13% aos óculos. As precauções de contato foram indicadas desnecessariamente em 35% dos pacientes. Conclusão Verificou-se boa adesão ao uso de luvas, avental e máscara, baixa adesão ao uso de óculos de proteção e uso desnecessário de máscaras e precauções de contato admissionais.


RESUMEN Objetivo Evaluar la estructura y la adhesión a las medidas de precauciones estándar y específicas de los profesionales sanitarios en Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos de hospital de enseñanza, en el Distrito Federal. Método Estudio descriptivo, transversal y prospectivo. Se utilizó un cuestionario estructurado mediante observaciones que registraron las prácticas de los profesionales con Equipos de Protección Individual e indicaciones de precauciones. Se aplicó la prueba de Chi cuadrado y se calculó el p-valor. Resultados Participaron en el estudio 52 profesionales y se observaron 445 procedimientos asistenciales en 36 sesiones de auditoría. El promedio de la tasa de adhesión al uso de equipos fue del 72,72%, siendo el 94,91% a los guantes, el 91,43% al delantal, el 80% a la mascarilla y el 24,56% a los anteojos de protección. Cuando no había indicación y no fue utilizado el Equipo de Protección Individual, el promedio de la tasa fue del 68,01%, siendo el 30,77% con relación a los guantes, el 87,58% al delantal, el 57,58% a la mascarilla y el 96,13% a los anteojos. Las precauciones de contacto fueron indicadas innecesariamente al 35% de los pacientes. Conclusión Se verificó buena adhesión al uso de guantes, delantal y mascarilla, baja adhesión al uso de anteojos de protección y uso innecesario de mascarillas y precauciones de contacto de ingreso.


ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the structure and adherence to the standardized and specific precautionary measures of health professionals in the Intensive Care Unit of a teaching hospital in the Federal District of Brazil. Method A descriptive, cross-sectional and prospective study. A structured questionnaire was used via observations which recorded the practices of professionals with Individual Protection Equipment and indications of precautions. The chi-square test was applied, and the p-value was calculated. Results A total of 52 professionals participated in the study, and 445 care procedures were observed in 36 audit sessions. The average adhesion rate for equipment use was 72.72%, with 94.91% for gloves, 91.43% for aprons, 80% for masks and 24.56% for safety glasses. When there was no indication and no personal protective equipment was used, the average rate was 68.01%, with 30.77% for gloves, 87.58% for aprons, 57.58% for masks, and 96.13% for safety glasses. Contact precautions were unnecessarily indicated for 35% of patients. Conclusion Good adherence to using gloves, aprons and masks were observed, but there was poor adherence to using safety glasses and unnecessary use of masks and admission contact precautions.


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Humanos , Prática Profissional , Precauções Universais , Controle de Infecções , Pessoal de Saúde , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Estudos Transversais , Estudos Prospectivos , Segurança do Paciente , Hospitais de Ensino
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1230-1237, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564152

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AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) resection on flexion-extension gaps, mediolateral soft-tissue laxity, fixed flexion deformity (FFD), and limb alignment during posterior-stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 110 patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee undergoing primary robot-assisted PS TKA. All operations were performed by a single surgeon using a standard medial parapatellar approach. Optical motion capture technology with fixed femoral and tibial registration pins was used to assess gaps before and after PCL resection in extension and 90° knee flexion. Measurements were made after excision of the anterior cruciate ligament and prior to bone resection. There were 54 men (49.1%) and 56 women (50.9%) with a mean age of 68 years (sd 6.2) at the time of surgery. The mean preoperative hip-knee-ankle deformity was 4.1° varus (sd 3.4). RESULTS: PCL resection increased the mean flexion gap significantly more than the extension gap in the medial (2.4 mm (sd 1.5) vs 1.3 mm (sd 1.0); p < 0.001) and lateral (3.3 mm (sd 1.6) vs 1.2 mm (sd 0.9); p < 0.01) compartments. The mean gap differences after PCL resection created significant mediolateral laxity in flexion (gap difference: 1.1 mm (sd 2.5); p < 0.001) but not in extension (gap difference: 0.1 mm (sd 2.1); p = 0.51). PCL resection significantly improved the mean FFD (6.3° (sd 4.4) preoperatively vs 3.1° (sd 1.5) postoperatively; p < 0.001). There was a strong positive correlation between the preoperative FFD and change in FFD following PCL resection (Pearson's correlation coefficient = 0.81; p < 0.001). PCL resection did not significantly affect limb alignment (mean change in alignment: 0.2° valgus (sd 1.2); p = 0.60). CONCLUSION: PCL resection creates flexion-extension mismatch by increasing the flexion gap more than the extension gap. The increase in the lateral flexion gap is greater than the increase in the medial flexion gap, which creates mediolateral laxity in flexion. Improvements in FFD following PCL resection are dependent on the degree of deformity before PCL resection. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1230-1237.


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Artroplastia do Joelho/métodos , Instabilidade Articular/prevenção & controle , Osteoartrite do Joelho/cirurgia , Ligamento Cruzado Posterior/cirurgia , Amplitude de Movimento Articular/fisiologia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Robóticos/métodos , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Análise de Variância , Artroplastia do Joelho/efeitos adversos , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Prótese do Joelho , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite do Joelho/diagnóstico por imagem , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios/métodos , Estudos Prospectivos , Melhoria de Qualidade , Medição de Risco , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Robóticos/efeitos adversos , Fatores Sexuais , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5353-5359, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570429

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BACKGROUND: Identification of genetic prognostic biomarkers, such as germline variants, are urgently needed to choose optimal treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prognostic value of anoctamin 7 (ANO7) rs77559646 on docetaxel response was tested in a prospective PROSTY randomized trial and a retrospective Auria Biobank set. The variant rs77559646 was genotyped and its association with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) was tested. RESULTS: In comparison with the non-carriers, the variant carriers had longer PFS (p=0.005) and OS (p=0.003) in the PROSTY cohort. In the retrospective cohort, there was a borderline association with PFS (p=0.09), but not in OS (p=0.9). In both cohorts, Cox regression multivariate models revealed that rs77559646 was an independent prognostic factor for favourable PFS. CONCLUSION: The rs77559646 was shown to be a prognostic germline biomarker for better response to docetaxel treatments. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a non-coding germline variant has been associated with chemotherapy of mCRPC.


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Anoctaminas/genética , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Docetaxel/uso terapêutico , Variação Genética/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5703-5707, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570470

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Anthracyclines, such as doxorubicin, though widely used in anticancer therapy, they are associated with cardiotoxic side-effects. The aim of this trial was to investigate long-term follow-up cardiotoxicity findings in patients treated with doxorubicin and concomitant metoprolol or enalapril 10 years earlier. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 147 patients were randomized into the treatment arms. A total of 125 patients treated with doxorubicin without evidence of heart disease at the start of chemotherapy were analyzed. They were followed-up for up to 10 years after treatment start. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: A total of 47 patients completed the follow-up and 21 patients died, none due to cardiotoxicity events. Clinical signs of heart failure were not seen in any patients and no statistically significant differences between baseline and 10-year findings were seen for echocardiographic variables. No evidence of long-term cardiotoxicity was seen and nor metoprolol or enalapril offered an additional benefit.


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Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Cardiotoxicidade/prevenção & controle , Doxorrubicina/efeitos adversos , Enalapril/uso terapêutico , Linfoma/tratamento farmacológico , Metoprolol/uso terapêutico , Adolescente , Antraciclinas/uso terapêutico , Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Cardiotoxicidade/etiologia , Doxorrubicina/uso terapêutico , Ecocardiografia/métodos , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/induzido quimicamente , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Masculino , Estudos Prospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5761-5765, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570479

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To clarify the usefulness of intraoperative colonoscopy (CS) for preventing postoperative anastomotic leakage and bleeding in rectal cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The data of rectal cancer patients who underwent circular-stapled anastomosis from January 2008 to December 2016 were compared between 162 patients who received intraoperative CS (the CS group) and 23 patients who did not receive intraoperative CS (the non-CS group). RESULTS: Anastomotic leakage rate in the CS group (8.6%) was similar to that in the non-CS group (4.3%) (p=0.70). Postoperative anastomotic bleeding rate was also similar between the CS and non-CS groups (2.4% vs. 0%, p=0.50). Although a positive air leak test was observed in two patients in the CS group, no postoperative leakage developed by adding intraoperative treatment. CONCLUSION: Although intraoperative CS did not significantly reduce the incidence of postoperative anastomotic leakage or bleeding, it can be useful for certain cases.


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Anastomose Cirúrgica/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Retais/cirurgia , Reto/cirurgia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anastomose Cirúrgica/métodos , Fístula Anastomótica/prevenção & controle , Colonoscopia/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Cuidados Intraoperatórios/métodos , Laparoscopia/efeitos adversos , Laparoscopia/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/prevenção & controle , Hemorragia Pós-Operatória/prevenção & controle , Período Pós-Operatório , Estudos Prospectivos , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17108, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567947

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Although some studies found that an increased monocyte count is a predictive, short-term marker of unfavorable outcomes for patients with acute heart failure (HF), others have reported that monocytosis predicts prolonged survival.The current follow-up study aimed to identify different monocyte count patterns and their prognostic association with HF outcomes.Baseline blood samples for complete blood counts, differential counts, renal function tests, and lipid profiles of 303 chronic HF patients (average NYHA classification 2.8) were prospectively obtained to evaluate whether there is an association between monocyte count and clinical outcomes.Mean follow-up was 11.3 years (range 1 month to 16 years) and 111 (36.6%) patients died during follow-up. Mean monocyte count was 10.6 ±â€Š5.5 and mean left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was 36%. Patients with low monocyte counts (≤6%) had significantly lower survival rates than did those with monocyte counts 6.1% to 14%, or >14% (14.3% vs 70.2% vs. 88%, P < .001). Poorest survival was predicted for patients with NYHA class 3 to 4 and monocyte counts ≤6. Regression analysis showed that monocyte levels, NYHA class, and LVEF values were predictors of mortality, in decreasing importance.The total monocyte count was found to be an important prognostic factor that was inversely associated with predicted long-term mortality among patients with chronic HF. A low total monocyte count was strongly correlated with NYHA class and B-type natriuretic peptide levels, but no correlation was found with LVEF and oxidized low-density lipoproteins. It emerged as an independent risk factor for mortality in patients with chronic HF.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/mortalidade , Monócitos/citologia , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Doença Crônica , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/sangue , Humanos , Israel , Contagem de Leucócitos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 174, 2019.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31565135

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The association between deafness and visual disorders is frequent. These disorders range from simple refractive disorder to severe disease that can lead to disability. Hence the interest of early screening. This study aims to highlight the importance of multidisciplinary management and of the need for ophthalmological examination in each deaf child. We conducted a prospective monocentric data collection from medical records of 200 children followed for hypoacousia from January 2014 to January 2015. Each child underwent complete ophthalmological examination, ENT examination and clinical examination. Data from 155 medical records were collected. Ocular involvement was found in 47 patients, reflecting a rate of 30.4%. Bilateral involvement was found in 45 patients. The main syndromic causes were: Usher syndrome (8 casess), Waardenbourg syndrome (5 cases), Alport syndrome (3 cases), Wolfram syndrome (2 cases), Goldenhar syndrome (3 cases), Cogan syndrome (3 cases), Franceschetti-Kleinsyndrome (1 case), Charge syndrome(1 case), otomandibular syndrome (1 case), Stickler syndrome(1 case), Alström syndrome (1 case), Refsum disease (1 case), Susac syndrome (1 case) and KID Syndrome (1 case). Screening for ocular involvement allowed to shorten the average length of cochlear implantation from 9 months to 3 months. There are numerous ocular and auditory involvements because of the embryological and cellular similarities of these two organs, including the retina and the inner ear. The diagnosis of these involvements is facilitated by the presence of facial dysmorphism; on the other hand, diagnosis is difficult when there are visual and auditory sensorineural involvements. Early diagnosis of ocular and auditory involvements allows for best psychomotor development and optimal social inclusion. Therefore multidisciplinary management is necessary to allow for the best psychomotor, orthophonic and visual rehabilitation.


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Implante Coclear/estatística & dados numéricos , Surdez/complicações , Programas de Rastreamento/métodos , Transtornos da Visão/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Surdez/cirurgia , Diagnóstico Precoce , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Estudos Prospectivos , Síndrome , Fatores de Tempo , Transtornos da Visão/diagnóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5551-5557, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570449

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Digestive system cancers are the leading cause of cancer mortality and have poor survival particularly in men. The study aimed to assess the association between pre-diagnosis cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and cancer mortality in a pilot sample of men who developed digestive system cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pre-diagnosis CRF (treadmill exercise test) was assessed in 342 men (68.9±21.8 years) who developed digestive system cancers during 6.7±5 years from baseline evaluation. Cox multivariable hazard models were analyzed for total cancer mortality. RESULTS: During 7.2±5 years follow-up from baseline, 120 participants died from cancer. Compared to low CRF, moderate and high CRF levels were associated with 57% [0.43, 95%CI=0.24-0.74] and 73% [0.27, 95%CI=0.12-0.59] reduced risks for cancer mortality, respectively (p trend=0.002). Survival time from baseline was longer among those with moderate [13.5 (range=12.1-14.9) years] and high [16.1 (range=14.0-18.2) years] compared to low CRF [7.9 (range=5.7-10.1) years]. CONCLUSION: Higher pre-diagnosis CRF is independently associated with lower risk of cancer mortality and longer survival in men who later developed digestive system cancers.


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Aptidão Cardiorrespiratória/fisiologia , Neoplasias do Sistema Digestório/mortalidade , Neoplasias do Sistema Digestório/fisiopatologia , Idoso , Índice de Massa Corporal , Teste de Esforço/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Projetos Piloto , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5559-5564, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570450

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors are important in the treatment of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC). The aim of the study was to evaluate the costs and effects of sunitinib in mRCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 81 mRCC patients who received first-line sunitinib therapy between 2010 and 2014 were recruited. Drug doses, laboratory and imaging studies, outpatient visits and inpatient stays were recorded. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was measured (15D- and EQ-5D - 3L questionnaires). RESULTS: The cost of sunitinib (mean 22,268 €/patient range 274 € to 105,121 €) covered 73% of the total costs during the treatment period. The total treatment cost was 30,530 €/patient (range=1,661-111,516 €). The median overall survival was 17.9 months. HRQoL decreased during treatment. CONCLUSION: The main cost during sunitinib treatment of mRCC was the drug itself (73% of the total costs). Drug costs and HRQoL should be considered when choosing treatment for mRCC.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/economia , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Renais/economia , Sunitinibe/economia , Sunitinibe/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos/economia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Análise Custo-Benefício/métodos , Feminino , Custos de Cuidados de Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Qualidade de Vida
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(10): 14-19, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31571445

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Background: Teneligliptin is widely prescribed dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) in India because of its economical pricing. However, there is no headto-head trial comparing teneligliptin with any other DPP-4i in Indian setting. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of teneligliptin versus sitagliptin as add-on to metformin and/or sulfonylureas in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods: This prospective, open-label, randomized, active-controlled study enrolled 76 patients (1:1) at 2 centres. Patients received teneligliptin 20 mg or sitagliptin 100 mg orally once daily for 12 weeks as add-on to ongoing metformin or sulfonylurea therapy. Primary endpoint was mean change in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) from baseline at week 12. Results: Both arms were comparable (p>0.05) at baseline in terms of age, gender, metformin daily dose, sulfonylurea use, HbA1c, fasting and postprandial blood glucose (FBG and PPBG). At the end of 12 weeks, statistically significant reductions were observed in both teneligliptin and sitagliptin arms in HbA1c (-1.19 ± 1.16% p<0.0001 and -0.92 ± 0.95%, p<0.0001), in FBG (-28.3 ± 63.0 mg/dL, p= 0.01 and -22.9 ± 47.4 mg/dL, p=0.006) and PPBG (-41.3 ± 85.4 mg/dL, p=0.006 and -54.7 ± 85.6 mg/dL, p=0.0005). The reductions in all glycemic parameters were similar between the arms. Both gliptins were well-tolerated with no difference in the number of adverse events. There was no change in QT/QTc intervals or other ECG parameters at week 12 in both arms. In post-hoc comparison, percentage of patients achieving target HbA1c <7% (as per American Diabetes Association guidelines) at week 12 favored teneligliptin arm over sitagliptin arm (33.3% vs. 19.4% patients). Conclusion: Teneligliptin provided similar glycemic control as compared to sitagliptin and reduced HbA1c, FBG and PPBG values significantly within 12 weeks of treatment. Both gliptins were found to be safe and well-tolerated in Indian patients with T2DM.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Dipeptidil Peptidase IV/uso terapêutico , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Pirazóis/uso terapêutico , Fosfato de Sitagliptina/uso terapêutico , Tiazolidinas/uso terapêutico , Método Duplo-Cego , Quimioterapia Combinada , Humanos , Índia , Estudos Prospectivos
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(10): 33-36, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31571449

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Background and Objectives: Thyroid disorders in elderly population are of prime importance as it has emphasis on various metabolic activity and disease states. There is limited data regarding the prevalence of thyroid disorders in elderly from India. This study was an attempt to assess the thyroid function tests in elderly population and to correlate them with clinical symptoms. Methodology: This one year hospital based prospective cross sectional study was done in outpatient Department, Department of General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Belagavi on a total of 100 elderly patients who presented for regular checkups with clinical suspicion of thyroid disorders from January 2017 to December 2017. The selected patients were investigated for T3, T4, TSH and thyroid antibodies. Results: Majority of the patients were females (67%), the male to female ratio was 1:2.03. The mean age was 67.69±7.21 years. The mean T3 levels were 1.32±0.88 ng/mL, the mean T4 levels were 7.69±4.13 µg/mL and mean TSH levels were 12.31±22.82 mcIU/mL. The mean TPO antibodies were noted as 95.97±211.82 IU/mL. Thyroid abnormalities were diagnosed in 28% of the patients and hypothyroidism was the most common thyroid abnormality noted in 12% of the patients. No association was found between thyroid abnormalities and sex (p=0.349) as well as age (p=0.946). Easy fatiguability (94%) and generalized weakness (93%) were the common clinical complaints and mild pallor was the common clinical sign noted in 26% of the patients followed by dry/coarse skin in 25% of the patients. Thyroid abnormalities were significantly associated with easy fatiguability, generalized weakness, swelling of limb/face, weight gain, constipation and with clinical signs of pallor, dry/coarse skin, hoarseness, ankle jerk and oedema. Family history of thyroid disorders was reported by 47% of the patients and it was significantly associated with of thyroid disorders (p=0.001). Conclusion and Interpretation: There is higher incidence of thyroid abnormalities among elderly population in the study area and overt hypothyroidism is the common thyroid abnormality.


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Testes de Função Tireóidea , Tireotropina , Idoso , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Índia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(10): 39-43, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31571451

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Introduction and Aim: It is difficult to distinguish acute hepatitis B (AVH-B) from chronic hepatitis B with an acute exacerbation (CHB-AE) in patients whose prior history of HBV infection is unknown. The present study aimed to screen laboratory parameters at presentation to discriminate between these two conditions. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was conducted in patients presenting clinically as AVH-B without known previous chronic hepatitis B status. Patients were divided into AVH-B and CHB-AE at end of six months follow up. Clinical and laboratory profiles were compared between these two groups at presentation. Results: There was no significant difference in clinical presentation and risk factors profile in patients of both the groups. Mean age of presentation in AVH-B was 31.8 ± 14.9 years while, 47.2 ±17.3 years in CHB-AE group (p=0.005). Mean IgM anti-HBc levels were higher in AVH-B than in the CHB-AE group (p=0.001). Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of IgM anti-HBc [>12.14 S/CO (Sample/Cut-off )] for diagnosis of AVH-B was 76.9%, 71.4%, 76.9% and 71.4 % respectively. Quantitative HBV DNA levels were significantly higher in CHB-AE group than in AVH-B group (p=0.015). Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV of HBV DNA ( > 15390 IU/ml) for diagnosis of CHB-AE was 78.6%, 46.2%, 44% and 80% respectively. Conclusion: A high percentage of patients with apparent AVH-B might be cases of CHB-AE. Elderly patient (mean 47.2 years), high titers of HBV DNA (>15390 IU/ mL) and low IgM anti-HBc titer (<12.14 S/CO) favours CHB-AE over AVH-B.


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Hepatite B , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Vírus da Hepatite B , Hepatite B Crônica , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(10): 70-72, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31571457

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Guidelines to diagnose Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) have changed a number of times from O'Sullivan and Mahan, Carpenter and Coustan, World Health Organization, American Diabetes Association to that of International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG). The IADPSG guideline was based on Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) study which was performed in caucasian population only and thus literally cannot be considered as international. Recently a study commented that this guideline needs revision for standardization of this strategy for diagnosing GDM. Based on a prospective study, Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group India (DIPSI) recommended A single step procedure of diagnosing GDM with 2hr PG > 140 mg/dl after 75g of oral glucose administered irrespective of the last meal timing. This guideline has been approved by the Ministry of Health Government of India, WHO, IDF and Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians Society (FIGO). National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) also recognises cut off value, 2hr PG > 140 mg/dl based on a study in multi ethnic population of UK. Hence, we can safely conclude, A Single Step procedure has settled the criteria for diagnosing GDM.


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Diabetes Gestacional/diagnóstico , Feminino , Teste de Tolerância a Glucose , Humanos , Hiperglicemia , Índia , Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e16982, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574797

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To investigate factors predicting the onset of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) for patients with non-ST-segment elevation infarction (NSTEMI) and single concomitant chronic total occlusion (CTO). Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) both play essential role in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular homoeostasis. However, current knowledge of its predictive prognostic value is limited.422 patients with NSTEMI and CTO (59.7 ±â€Š12.4 years, 74.2% men) who underwent successful pPCI were enrolled and followed for 2 years. Multivariate cox regression analysis and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis were performed to determine the factors predicting MACCEs.140 patients (33.2%) experienced MACCEs in the follow-up period. Multivariate cox regression analysis found when we process the model with NGAL at admission, low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF, HR = 0.963, 95% CI 0.940 to 0.987, P = .003) and fasting blood glucose (HR = 1.078, 95% CI 1.002 to 1.159, P = .044), but not NGAL at admission, were independent predictors of 2 years MACCEs. While HbA1C (HR = 1.119, 95% CI 1.014 to 1.234, P = .025), LVEF (HR = 0.963, 95% CI 0.939 to 0.987, P = .003), estimated glomerular filtration rate (HR = 1.020, 95% CI 1.006 to 1.035, P = .006) and NGAL value 7 day (HR = 1.020, 95% CI 1.006 to 1.035, P = .006) showed their predictive value in another model. ROC analysis indicated NGAL 7 day (AUC = 0.680, P = .0054 and AUC = 0.622, P = .0005) and LVEF (AUC = 0.691, P = .0298 and AUC = 0.605, P = .0021) could predict both in-hospital and 2 years MACCEs, while higher NGAL at admission could only predict poorer in-hospital prognosis (AUC = 0.665, P = .0103). Further analysis showed the prognostic value of NGAL was particularly remarkable among those HbA1C<6.5%.Patients with NSTEMI and single concomitant CTO receiving pPCI with higher NGAL on 7 days during hospitalization are more likely to suffer 2 years MACCEs, particularly in those with lower HbA1C.


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Oclusão Coronária/sangue , Oclusão Coronária/cirurgia , Hemoglobina A Glicada/metabolismo , Lipocalina-2/sangue , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/sangue , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/cirurgia , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Glicemia/metabolismo , Oclusão Coronária/complicações , Oclusão Coronária/fisiopatologia , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/etiologia , Feminino , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Revascularização Miocárdica , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/complicações , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/fisiopatologia , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Choque Cardiogênico/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Volume Sistólico
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17105, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574809

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We aimed to determine the accuracy and failure of OAK device, an automated screening, for the assessment of fall risk in a prospective cohort of healthy adults aged over 65 years. The algorithm for fall risk assessment of the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) was used as reference standard. Of the 183 individuals recruited, the CDC algorithm classified 80 as being at moderate/high risk and 103 at low risk of falling. OAK device failure incidence was 4.9% (confidence interval [CI] upper limit 7.7%), below the preset threshold for futility-early termination of the study (i.e., not above 15%). The OAK device showed a sensitivity of 84% and a specificity of 67% (receiver operating characteristic [ROC] area 82%; 95% confidence interval [CI] 76-88%), not reaching the preplanned target sensitivity (not lower than 85%). Diagnostic accuracy was not far from the sensitivity levels similar to those obtained with other fall risk assessment. However, some limitations can be considered.ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02655796.


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Acidentes por Quedas , Teste de Esforço/métodos , Programas de Rastreamento/métodos , Medição de Risco/métodos , Idoso , Desenho de Equipamento , Falha de Equipamento , Teste de Esforço/instrumentação , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Programas de Rastreamento/instrumentação , Estudos Prospectivos , Curva ROC , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17357, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574880

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Preoperative autologous blood donation is a well-established procedure to reduce the need for allogeneic blood transfusion. We hypothesized that coagulation activity is maintained in cold-stored whole blood, because the fundamental polymerization properties of fibrin are preserved.Fifty adult patients who underwent elective cardiothoracic surgery were enrolled.Autologous whole blood collected 2 to 4 times at almost 1-week intervals before surgery was stored at approximately 4°C until reinfusion at the time of surgery. Blood samples were drawn just before reinfusion, and rotational thromboelastometry variables and fibrinogen levels were measured.A total of 158 samples were analyzed. The mean duration of cold storage was 16.7 ±â€Š7.4 days (range: 6-33 days). Platelet counts were very low due to collection through a leukoreduction filter. The mean fibrinogen level was 2.3 ±â€Š0.6 g/L. Amplitude at 10 minutes after CT (A10), amplitude at 20 minutes after CT (A20), and maximum clot firmness (MCF) values as determined by FIBTEM analysis were 10.8 ±â€Š3.8, 12.2 ±â€Š4.2, and 13.1 ±â€Š4.7 mm, respectively. Fibrinogen levels were strongly correlated with A10, A20, and FIBTEM-MCF values (ρ = 0.83, P < .0001, ρ = 0.84, P < .0001, ρ = 0.85, P < .0001, respectively). Fibrinogen levels were not correlated with the duration of cold storage (ρ = 0.06, P = .43).The results of the present study demonstrate that fibrin polymerization occurs in cold-stored autologous whole blood, and that such activity is strongly correlated with fibrinogen levels. Furthermore, our data suggest that cold-stored leukoreduced autologous whole blood retains fibrin polymerization properties throughout 33 days.


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Coagulação Sanguínea , Transfusão de Sangue/métodos , Tromboelastografia/métodos , Tempo de Coagulação do Sangue Total , Idoso , Testes de Coagulação Sanguínea , Temperatura Baixa , Feminino , Fibrina/química , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Contagem de Plaquetas , Polimerização , Estudos Prospectivos
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Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi ; 47(9): 726-730, 2019 Sep 24.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31550844

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Objective: To investigate the effect of global end-diastolic volume index (GEDI)-guided fluid resuscitation on the prognosis of patients with chronic heart failure and septic shock. Methods: This study was a prospective randomized controlled study. Consecutive eligible patients were divided into 2 groups according to the random number table method: control group (n=21) and experimental group (n=20). On the basis of routine treatment, patients in the control group received early goal-directed therapy until the central venous pressure (CVP) reaching 8-12 mmHg (1 mmHg=0.133 kPa), mean arterial pressure reaching over 65 mmHg, urine volume reaching over 0.5 ml·kg(-1)·h(-1), and central venous oxygen saturation reaching more than 70%. On the basis of routine treatment, patients in the experimental group were monitored continuously on cardiac output with pulse indication and fluid resuscitation guided by volume index GEDI. The GEDI should be maintained on the range of 680-800 ml/m(2). The remaining resuscitation goals were the same as control group. General clinical data of the two groups were collected at admission. Negative fluid balance onset time, duration of mechanical ventilation, ICU mortality and 28-day mortality were compared between the two groups. The outcomes were recorded as listed: start time of negative fluid balance, duration of mechanical ventilation, mortality in ICU and 28-day mortality. Results: There was no significant difference in age, sex, weight, APACHE Ⅱ score, SOFA score and NYHA functional class score between the two groups (all P>0.05). The negative liquid balance onset time in the control group was 3.5 (2.5, 4.0) days, which was significantly longer than that in the experimental group (2.6 (2.0, 3.0) days,U=115.0, P=0.012). The duration of mechanical ventilation was 355 (118, 552) hours in the control group, which was significantly longer than that in the experimental group (132 (36.75, 233.3) hours, U=130, P=0.038). The ICU mortality was 38.1% (8/21) in the control group, tended to be higher than that in the experimental group (20.0%(4/20), χ(2)=1.620, P=0.203). The 28-day mortality was 42.9% (9/21) in the control group, similar as in the experimental group (25.0%(5/20), χ(2)=1.482,P=0.477). Conclusion: Fluid resuscitation guided by volume index (GEDI) may improve the prognosis of patients with chronic heart failure complicated with septic shock.


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Hidratação , Insuficiência Cardíaca/terapia , Choque Séptico/terapia , Pressão Sanguínea , Terapia Precoce Guiada por Metas , Insuficiência Cardíaca/complicações , Insuficiência Cardíaca/mortalidade , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Choque Séptico/complicações , Choque Séptico/mortalidade
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BMJ ; 366: l5665, 2019 09 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31554610
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