Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 2020 May;34(9):e8754
Rom J Intern Med 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Division of Respiratory Medicine, Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba-Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Miya-macho 3-2-7, Mito-city, Ibaraki, 310-0015, Japan.
: Nontuberculous mycobacteriosis (NTM) of the lungs can develop nodules. In order to clarify some of the characteristics of lung NTM nodules, we examined volume doubling time (VDT) and maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in positron emission tomography (PET) of pathologically diagnosed NTM nodules.: From November 2012 to August 2018, clinical and radiological information were retrospectively investigated in 8 patients who were surgically resected and diagnosed as NTM. Read More
J Knee Surg 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.
Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.
To our knowledge, no studies have compared postoperative outcomes between patients who received a temporary short or long intramedullary (IM) nail in the setting of infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare short-term outcomes for patients who underwent long or short IM nail insertion for treatment of periprosthetic knee infection. Specifically, we compared: (1) success rates; (2) patient reported/functional outcomes; and (3) complications between patients implanted with a short or a long IM nail following PJI of the knee. Read More
Epilepsy Behav 2021 May 1;119:107989. Epub 2021 May 1.
Division of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:
Introduction: Spontaneous reports of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a valuable supplement to clinical studies in informing about the safety of medications. This is especially relevant for pediatric populations, which are not often included in large-scale clinical trials.Objectives: To evaluate patterns of pediatric ADRs to antiseizure medications (ASMs) reported to the Italian Spontaneous Reporting System (SRS) database during the period November 1, 2001─May 31, 2019. Read More
Health Secur 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.
Faris Lami, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Bab Al Muadham, Baghdad, Iraq. Mirwais Amiri, MD, MPH, is Research and Policy Team Leader and Mohannad Al Nsour, MD, MSc, PhD, is Executive Director; both at Center of Excellence for Applied Epidemiology Global Health Development, Amman, Jordan. Yasir Majeed, MD, is Director, Field Epidemiology Training Program, Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq. Kira M. Barr is a Graduate Student, Epidemiology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Yousef S. Khader, ScD, is a Professor, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
The Arba'een pilgrimage in Iraq is now the largest annual gathering in a single place worldwide. To monitor and address the health needs of pilgrims in field clinics near the pilgrimage route, a syndromic surveillance system was designed and implemented by Global Health Development/Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network in collaboration with Iraq Ministry of Health. This study aimed to analyze the effectiveness of the surveillance system and the data it gathered in evaluating the burden of common acute and infectious conditions, chronic conditions, and trauma and injuries during the Arba'een pilgrimage in 2018. Read More
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Objectives: Takayasu arteritis (TAK), is a rare autoimmune rheumatic disease causing large vessel vasculitis. Onset is typically between the ages of 20-30. It is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, notably due to its effects on the cardiovascular system. Read More