2,018 results match your criteria Internal and emergency medicine[Journal]


Driving the route of laboratory medicine: a manifesto for the future.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Section of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

The role of laboratory medicine is essential in healthcare, since in vitro diagnostic testing represents now an unavoidable part of reasoning and clinical decision making. Laboratory tests are an essential part of most care pathways, aimed at optimizing resource utilization and improving patient outcome. The activity of laboratory professionals is interconnected with all medical disciplines, and provides a crucial support for ordering the right test, for the right patient and at the right time, but also helps interpreting and using laboratory data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02053-zDOI Listing
February 2019

Comparison of Reverse Triage with National Early Warning Score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment and Charlson Comorbidity Index to classify medical inpatients of an Italian II level hospital according to their resource's need.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Emergency Department, San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Orbassano, Turin, Italy.

Resource allocation in our overcrowded hospitals would require classification of inpatients according to the severity of illness, the evolving risk and the clinical complexity. Reverse triage (RT) is a method used in disasters to identify inpatients according to their use of hospital resources. The aim of this observational prospective study is to evaluate the use of RT in medical inpatients of an Italian Hospital and to compare the RT score with National Early Warning Score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment and Charlson Comorbidity Index. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02049-9DOI Listing
February 2019

Hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia after treatment with zoledronic acid in a patient with AL amyloidosis.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Regional Reference Centre for Coagulation Disorders, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, "Federico II" University of Naples, Via S. Pansini, 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02048-wDOI Listing
February 2019
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Assessing the lung cancer risk reduction potential of candidate modified risk tobacco products.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Quai Jeanrenaud 5, 2000, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Smoking is the major cause of lung cancer. While the risk of lung cancer increases with the number of cigarettes smoked and the duration of smoking, it also decreases upon smoking cessation. The development of candidate modified risk tobacco products (cMRTP) is aimed at providing smokers who will not quit with alternatives to cigarettes that present less risk of harm and smoking-related disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02045-zDOI Listing
February 2019

Phenotypes in Behçet's syndrome.

Authors:
Emire Seyahi

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, University of Istanbul, 81310, Istanbul, Turkey.

Behçet syndrome (BS) is a multi-systemic complex disorder with unknown etiology and a unique geographic distribution. It could not be possible to include it into specific classification schemes and it is certainly not a uniform disease. Several cluster and association studies revealed that it has been composed of multiple phenotypes ascribing the principal problem such as skin-mucosa, joint, eye, vascular, neurological and gastrointestinal involvement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02046-yDOI Listing
February 2019
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Nephrotic range proteinuria and acute heart failure.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02029-zDOI Listing
February 2019
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A 29-year-old woman with persistent thrombocytopenia.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Medicine, University of Padua, 35128, Padua, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02030-6DOI Listing
February 2019

Risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriales infection: are they the same in neutropenic and non-neutropenic patients?

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02047-xDOI Listing
February 2019

Pathergy testing: prospective comparison of dermatoscopic evaluation and naked eye examination.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Dermatology, Medicalpark Bahcelievler Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Pathergy phenomenon is a non-specific tissue hyperreactivity reaction due to trauma and is a minor diagnostic criterion of Behcet's disease. In this study, 100 patients with a suspicion of Behcet's disease who were referred to Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Dermatology department between 01.11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02039-xDOI Listing
February 2019
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Five steps for the use and interpretation of D-dimer in the Emergency Department.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Dipartimento Di Medicina Interna E Specializzazioni Mediche, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02044-0DOI Listing
February 2019

Sepsis patients with complication of hypoglycemia and hypoalbuminemia are an early and easy identification of high mortality risk.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Division of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Acute Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1, Oyaguchi Kami-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8610, Japan.

Either hypoglycemia or hypoalbuminemia alone is an independent condition associated with increased risk of mortality in critical illness. This study evaluates whether the mortality risk increases in septic patients if these conditions are combined. Patients admitted to our hospital from 2008 to 2015 who satisfied the definition of sepsis were targeted (n = 336). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02034-2DOI Listing
February 2019
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Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment as a prognostic factor for infected patients outside the intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, 154 An-Shan Road, Tianjin, 300052, People's Republic of China.

Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) was proposed to replace SIRS as a new screening tool for the identification of septic patients at high mortality. However, researches from infected patients outside of ICU especially in Emergency Department (ED) drew contradictory conclusions on the prognostic value of qSOFA. This systematic review evaluated qSOFA as a prognostic marker of infected patients outside of ICU. Read More

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February 2019
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Iron replacement in inflammatory bowel diseases: an evolving scenario.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, University of Verona, EuroBloodNet Referral Center for Iron Metabolism Disorders, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, 37138, Verona, Italy.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11739-019-02043-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02043-1DOI Listing
February 2019
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Assessment of deep venous thrombosis in the lower extremity in Behçet's syndrome: MR venography versus Doppler ultrasonography.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, University of Istanbul, 81310, Istanbul, Turkey.

Lower extremity venous thrombosis (DVT) is the most common vascular manifestation of Behçet's syndrome (BS). Currently, Doppler ultrasonography (USG) is the most commonly preferred imaging modality in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with acute and chronic DVT. Magnetic resonance (MR) venography, a quick and a non-invasive imaging modality, is successfully used to detect DVT in various settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02040-4DOI Listing
February 2019
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A randomised, open-label, cross-over clinical study to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profiles of cigarettes and e-cigarettes with nicotine salt formulations in US adult smokers.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Imperial Brands plc, 121 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2LL, UK.

E-cigarettes containing 'nicotine salts' aim to increase smoker's satisfaction by improving blood nicotine delivery and other sensory properties. Here, we evaluated the pharmacokinetic profiles and subjective effects of nicotine from two e-cigarette device platforms with varying concentrations of nicotine lactate (nicotine salt) e-liquid relative to conventional cigarettes. A randomised, open-label, cross-over clinical study was conducted in 15 healthy US adult smokers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02025-3DOI Listing
February 2019
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Associated vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for the complication of HCV-related liver cirrhosis including hepatic encephalopathy and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Tropical Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University Hospitals, Zagazig, Egypt.

The influence of vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), deficiency on hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis had been poorly elucidated especially in patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). We aimed to investigate the association between vitamin D deficiency and the risk of SBP or HE, including the mortality rate. Serum 25(OH)D levels were prospectively determined in 135 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02042-2DOI Listing
January 2019
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Step-down units are cost-effective alternatives to coronary care units with non-inferior outcomes in the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients after successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Lin-Kou Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. 5, Fusing St., Guei-shan Township, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan, ROC.

Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) within a door-to-balloon timing of 90 min have greatly decreased mortality and morbidity of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Post-PCI, they are routinely transferred into the coronary care unit (CCU) regardless of the severity of their condition, resulting in frequent CCU overcrowding. This study assesses the feasibility of step-down units (SDUs) as an alternative to CCUs in the management of STEMI patients after successful PCI, to alleviate CCU overcrowding. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02037-zDOI Listing
January 2019
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Elder abuse: perception and knowledge of the phenomenon by healthcare workers from two Italian hospitals.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.

With ageing population the number of elderly vulnerable to abuse is expected to grow. Hospital personnel play a crucial role in identifying mistreatment. The aim of this study was to establish the level of awareness and perception of elder abuse by healthcare workers, and to understand if they are able to recognize and properly report elder abuse, as well as to identify the physical signs of abuse and neglect. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02038-yDOI Listing
January 2019

Liver histopathological findings in advanced heart failure: a reappraisal of cardiac cirrhosis concept.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Internal Medicine, University of Campania 'L. Vanvitelli', Naples, Italy.

Cardiogenic liver disease is a common yet poorly characterized complication of advanced heart failure (HF), and may impact clinical management in the setting of heart transplant evaluation. In this retrospective study, we describe clinical and histopathological features of liver injury in advanced HF, with a focus on the role of liver biopsy. Included were 45 HF patients, assessed for possible heart transplant, who underwent liver biopsy for suspected liver disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02033-3DOI Listing
January 2019
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Update on the treatment of Behçet's syndrome.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, 34098, Istanbul, Turkey.

Behçet's syndrome (BS) is a complex disease that shows important heterogeneity in clinical findings and physiopathology. Its treatment can be problematic as BS manifestations in different organs may respond differently to the same drug. The cornerstone of therapy for inducing remission is corticosteroids whereas immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive agents such as colchicine, azathioprine, cyclosporine-A, interferon-alpha, and cyclophosphamide are used as steroid-sparing agents and to prevent further relapses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02035-1DOI Listing
January 2019
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Correction to: Influence of frailty on anticoagulant prescription and clinical outcomes after 1‑year follow‑up in hospitalised older patients with atrial fibrillation.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Internal Medicine Department, University Hospital of La Princesa, Madrid, Spain.

In the original publication, all the collaborator names were incorrectly tagged and published online. The correct given and family names for the collaborators names should list as follows. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02032-4DOI Listing
January 2019

Long-term management of chronic heart failure patients in internal medicine.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Clinica Medica "A. Murri", Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Italy.

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is one of the main disabilities in elderly patients requiring frequent hospitalizations with high health care costs. We studied the outcome of CHF outpatient management in reducing hospitalization after discharge from a division of Internal Medicine at a large 3rd referral regional Hospital. 147 CHF inpatients (M:F: 63:84; mean age 76 ± 9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02024-4DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effect of the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria on subsequent thromboembolic events among low-risk emergency department patients: the PROPER randomized clinical trial.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

UOC Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d'Urgenza, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02027-1DOI Listing
January 2019

Perioperative hyperkalemia in hemodialysis patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for renal hyperparathyroidism.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 300# Guangzhou Road, Nanjing, 210029, Jiangsu, China.

The present study investigates the incidence of perioperative hyperkalemia and the influence factors of serum potassium levels during and after parathyroidectomy (PTX) in hemodialysis patients with renal hyperparathyroidism (rHPT). A total of 204 hemodialysis patients with refractory rHPT undergoing successful total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation (tPTX + AT) were analyzed retrospectively. Hyperkalemia was defined as serum potassium levels ≥ 5. Read More

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January 2019
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E-cigarette use is strongly associated with recent smoking cessation: an analysis of a representative population sample in Greece.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

National School of Public Health, Alexandras Av. 196, Athens, 11521, Greece.

The purpose was to examine the association between e-cigarette use and smoking cessation according to quit duration in Greece in 2017. A cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of adults living in Attica prefecture was performed in May 2017 through telephone interviews. The present analysis was confined to current and former smokers (n = 2568). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02023-xDOI Listing
January 2019

Patterns of e-cigarette use, biochemically verified smoking status and self-reported changes in health status of a random sample of vapeshops customers in Greece.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

National School of Public Health, Alexandras Av. 196, 11521, Athens, Greece.

To understand the population impact of e-cigarettes, it is important to examine the profile of e-cigarette users. The purpose was to examine the characteristics, patterns of e-cigarette use and smoking status of a random sample of vapeshops customers in Greece. Fourteen vapeshops were randomly selected in the region of Athens. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02011-1DOI Listing
January 2019
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Analysis of the early warning score to detect critical or high-risk patients in the prehospital setting.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Emergency Department, Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain.

The early warning score can help to prevent, recognize and act at the first signs of clinical and physiological deterioration. The objective of this study is to evaluate different scales for use in the prehospital setting and to select the most relevant one by applicability and capacity to predict mortality in the first 48 h. A prospective longitudinal observational study was conducted in patients over 18 years of age who were treated by the advanced life support unit and transferred to the emergency department between April and July 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02026-2DOI Listing
January 2019
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Detecting delirium in elderly medical emergency patients: validation and subsequent modification of the German nursing delirium screening scale-comment.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Emergency Department, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 2, 4031, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02018-8DOI Listing
January 2019
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Optimal management of major bleeding on DOACs: not only reversal agents.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 5. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Research Center on Thromboembolic Disorders and Antithrombotic Therapies, Department of Medicine and Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Insubria, U.O. Medicina 1, ASST Settelaghi, Viale Borri 57, 21100, Varese, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02020-0DOI Listing
January 2019

Prevalence and outcome of diuretic resistance in heart failure.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Internal Medicine Service, IMIBIC/Hospital Reina Sofía, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain.

Diuretic resistance (DR) is common in patients with decompensated heart failure (HF), and is associated with adverse outcomes. To determine the prevalence of DR and its impact on survival among patients with decompensated HF, we prospectively evaluated the prevalence and influence on prognosis of DR (defined as persistent congestion despite ≥ 80 mg of furosemide per day) in a cohort of elderly patients from the Spanish HF registry (RICA) admitted for an acute decompensation of HF. Patients with new-onset HF were excluded. Read More

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January 2019
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Drug-drug interaction knowledge to save the patient from iatrogenic disease and to improve the diagnostic process.

Authors:
Enrica Cecchi

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Emergency Department, Azienda USL Toscana Centro, Nuovo Ospedale S. Stefano, Via Suor Niccolina Infermiera, 20, 59100, Prato, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02016-wDOI Listing
January 2019

Unusual radiographic presentation of pneumonia in adults with chronic kidney disease.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Universitario, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Madero and Gonzalitos Av, N/N Col. Mitras Centro, 64460, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02022-yDOI Listing
January 2019

Prevalence of antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies among patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Cardiology Clinic, Thrombosis Centre, Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padua, Italy.

How thrombophilia may contribute to the development of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is unknown. We searched on PubMed and EMBASE (until 15 April 2018), studies on CTEPH reporting data on inherited or acquired thrombophilia. Starting from 367 articles mentioning the search terms, 347 were excluded mainly as duplicate articles or articles not in English. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02021-zDOI Listing
January 2019

Risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infection causing septic shock in cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88, Olimpic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 05505, South Korea.

Patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (FN) are vulnerable to extended-spectrum b-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) infection. Early identification of patients suspected to have ESBL-PE infection for empirical carbapenem administration is crucial; nevertheless, risk factors for ESBL-PE causing septic shock remain unclear. We identify factors to predict ESBL-PE in septic shock patients with chemotherapy-induced FN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02015-xDOI Listing
January 2019
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The de Winter ECG pattern occurred after ST-segment elevation in a patient with chest pain.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Department of Cardiology, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, 1 Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.

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January 2019

Identifying patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection who need blood cultures.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02017-9DOI Listing
January 2019

Intranasal sufentanil given in the emergency department triage zone for severe acute traumatic pain: a randomized double-blind controlled trial.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Emergency Department, Hôpital Pasteur 2, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, 30 voie Romaine, Nice, 06000, France.

The goal of our study was to determine if an intranasal (IN) dose of sufentanil delivered in the ED triage zone would improve the management of severely painful patients. We performed a randomized, double blind and placebo-controlled trial on adult patients suffering from an acute severe pain (≥ 6/10) consecutive to an isolated limb injury. We compared 2 analgesic strategies: the usual pain treatment with IV-only multimodal analgesics (IVMA) including IV opioids if needed (control group) and another strategy (active group) based on a single dose of IN sufentanil (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02014-yDOI Listing
January 2019

Toxic alcohol diagnosis and management: an emergency medicine review-comment.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Medical Toxicology and Drug Abuse Research Center (MTDRC), Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-02012-0DOI Listing
January 2019

High-sensitivity troponin allows accurate rapid diagnosis and discharge but it is not a substitute for a comprehensive patient evaluation.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Structural Interventional Cardiology, University Hospital Careggi, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-2008-6DOI Listing
January 2019

Patients with appendectomy are at increased risk of herpes zoster: real-world data in Taiwan.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-2010-zDOI Listing
December 2018
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Pitfalls in the triage and evaluation of patients with suspected acute ethanol intoxication in an emergency department.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals and Geneva University, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

Acute ethanol intoxication (AEI) is frequent in emergency departments (EDs). These patients are at risk of mistriage, and to leave the ED without being seen. This study's objective was to describe the process and performance of triage and trajectory for patients with suspected AEI. Read More

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December 2018
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Red cell distribution width and prognosis in acute heart failure: ready for prime time!

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Service de Cardiologie, Département Coeur-Vaisseaux, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Université de Lausanne, BU44_07_2208, Rue du Bugnon 44, 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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December 2018

Primary stroke centers: are they worthy of an upgrade?

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Applied Clinical Sciences and Biotechnology, Institute of Neurology, University of L'Aquila, Via Vetoio 1, Coppito, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-1999-3DOI Listing
December 2018

A young male with progressive dyspnea: Ebstein's anomaly.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Echocardiography Laboratory, Cardiology Service, Hospital Universitario, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-2002-zDOI Listing
December 2018

An uncommon cause of acute flank pain: renal infarction.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Internal and Emergency Medicine, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A.Gemelli IRCCS, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart School of Medicine, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-2001-0DOI Listing
December 2018

Triggering agents and microbiome as environmental factors on Behçet's syndrome.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Environmental and other triggering factors are suggested to cause the onset and the clinical relapses of Behçet's syndrome (BS), a multi-systemic inflammatory disorder. In this review, environmental factors are discussed according to their interactions with etiopathogenesis, immune response and disease activity. Stress is a common self-triggering factor for most BS patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-2000-1DOI Listing
December 2018
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Chronic kidney disease in low-middle income populations: a call to action for screening and prevention.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-018-2005-9DOI Listing
December 2018

Prognostic value of sepsis-induced coagulation abnormalities: an early assessment in the emergency department.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

High-Dependency Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Lg. Brambilla 3, 50134, Florence, Italy.

To evaluate if the assessment of coagulation abnormalities at ED admission could improve prognostic assessment of septic patients. This report utilizes a portion of the data collected in a prospective study, with the aim to identify reliable biomarkers for an early sepsis diagnosis. In the period November 2011-December 2016, we enrolled 268 patients, admitted to our High-Dependency Unit with a diagnosis severe sepsis/septic shock. Read More

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December 2018
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Retroperitoneal dedifferentiated liposarcoma.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Internal Medicine, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruna, As Xubias 84, 15006, A Coruna, Spain.

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December 2018
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Correction to: Clinical impact of hospital malnutrition.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Jan;14(1):193

Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, c.so AM Dogliotti 14, 10126, Turin, Italy.

In the original publication, article was published with a wrong title as 'Risk, prevalence, and impact of hospital malnutrition in a Tertiary Care Referral University Hospital: a cross-sectional study' and also one of the references has been omitted in the reference list. The correct article title should be read as 'Clinical impact of hospital malnutrition'. Read More

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January 2019