- Intervention planning for the REDUCE maintenance intervention: a digital intervention to reduce reulceration risk among patients with a history of diabetic foot ulcers. [Journal Article]
- BOBMJ Open 2018 May 18; 8(5):e019865
- CONCLUSIONS: This research provides a transparent description of the intervention planning for the REDUCE maintenance intervention. It provides insights into potential barriers and facilitators to the target behaviours and potentially useful behaviour change techniques to use in clinical practice.
- The factors associated with negative colonoscopy in screening subjects with positive immunochemical stool occult blood test outcomes. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Chin Med Assoc 2018 May 16
- CONCLUSIONS: The use of antiplatelet agents and the presence of hemorrhoids and colitis/ulcers were factors associated with negative colonoscopy and positive iFOBT results.
- Risk factors of the peptic ulcer bleeding in aging uremia patients under regular hemodialysis. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Chin Med Assoc 2018 May 16
- CONCLUSIONS: Aging HD patients are associated with higher risk of PUB. The use of NSAIDs and corticosteroids and co-morbidities including DM, history of uncomplicated PUD, and cirrhosis were identified as risk factors for PUB in these patients.
- Genetic traits for the persistence of Helicobacter pylori infection. [Journal Article]
- PMPer Med 2010; 7(3):249-262
- Helicobacter pylori infection elevates the risk of gastric diseases, including peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. Persistent infection is the first step to induce H. pylori-induced multistage diseases....
Helicobacter pylori infection elevates the risk of gastric diseases, including peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. Persistent infection is the first step to induce H. pylori-induced multistage diseases. Although the roles of genetic traits on persistent infection have not yet been elucidated, some individuals escape from persistent infection. Possible favorable conditions for H. pylori seem to be low acid secretion, reduced innate immune responses, and easier binding to gastric epithelial cells. IL-1β and TNF-α inhibit acid secretion. The genetic polymorphisms associated with both molecules have the potential to be the genetic traits underlying persistent infection. Functional polymorphisms associated with innate immune responses could also be involved with the genetic traits, but no polymorphisms with consistent associations have been identified so far. The polymorphisms associated with molecules for adhesion to epithelial cells are candidates of genetic traits, but more research is needed.
- Perioperative and long-term all-cause mortality in patients with diabetes who underwent a lower extremity amputation. [Journal Article]
- DRDiabetes Res Clin Pract 2018 May 16
- CONCLUSIONS: Long-term survival was worse in patients who underwent a major amputation with a 5-year mortality of 65.6%. This mortality is worse than what has been reported for some types of common malignancies.
- [Flap coverage using the posterior gluteal thigh flap]. [Review]
- OOOper Orthop Traumatol 2018 May 17
- Defect coverage of the sacral, trochanteric or ischial region with durable tissue (gluteal thigh flap).
Defect coverage of the sacral, trochanteric or ischial region with durable tissue (gluteal thigh flap).
- Mycophenolate mofetil-induced colitis in a patient with systemic sclerosis. [Journal Article]
- BCBMJ Case Rep 2018 May 18; 2018
- We present the case of a 44-year-old woman affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) who was admitted to our department for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Imaging studies showed the presence ...
We present the case of a 44-year-old woman affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) who was admitted to our department for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Imaging studies showed the presence of a thickened colon wall involving the descending colon and the sigma, while a subsequent endoscopy revealed multiple serpiginous ulcers covered with fibrin and exudates. Under the hypothesis of drug-induced colitis, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), which she was taking for SSc-related interstitial lung disease (ILD), was readily suspended, with a rapid recovery without further treatment. A follow-up colonoscopy showed the complete resolution of the ulcers. This is the first case of MMF-induced colitis in a patient being treated for SSc-ILD.
- Investigation of the prevalence of pressure ulcers and patient-related risk factors in hospitals in the province of Erzurum: A cross-sectional study. [Journal Article]
- JTJ Tissue Viability 2018 May 15
- CONCLUSIONS: In this study, the prevalence of pressure ulcers was calculated to be 12.7%, with the highest prevalence found in intensive care clinics (35.3%). The age of the patient, the duration of the hospital stays, the presence of incontinence, albumin level problems, and a Braden score below 17 were found to be effective in the development of pressure ulcers.
- Patterns and associations of structural and functional cutaneous responses during loading at heel and sacral skin in aged females: A reanalysis of clinical study data. [Journal Article]
- JTJ Tissue Viability 2018 May 10
- CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate a dynamic interaction between skin changes during loading and different physiological response patterns for sacral and heel skin. There seems to be close association between transepidermal water loss and stiffness changes during loading.
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- Bilateral breast calciphylaxis in a patient who survived earlier extensive tissue necrosis 5 years previously: A case report. [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Surg Case Rep 2018 May 07; 48:22-25
- CONCLUSIONS: Calciphylaxis is a rare diagnosis that should be considered in patients with renal insufficiency developing painful patches of skin necrosis.A multidisciplinary treatment approach including hyperparathyroidectomy, modified hemodialysis and wound treatment is recommended. There is limited evidence for surgical intervention.