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Purple urine bag syndrome.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4394DOI Listing
December 2018

De-prescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists taken for insomnia: a review and key messages from practice guidelines.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Long term benzodiazepine receptor agonist (BZRA) use for insomnia is common and highly prevalent in adults in all care settings. Evidence syntheses suggest that the therapeutics benefits of benzodiazepines for insomnia are marginal and very short term. On the harm side, BZRAs are associated with daytime sedation and confusion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4391DOI Listing
December 2018

Microcirculation disorders of the oral cavity in patients with primary Raynaud's Phenomenon.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

INTRODUCTION Raynaud Phenomenon is a medical condition in which spasm of arteries cause episodes of reduced blood flow. Potential disorders in the microcirculation R2.1a of the oral mucosa may promote the occurrence of lesions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4389DOI Listing
December 2018

Corrections.

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Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4388DOI Listing
December 2018

YKL-40: an innocent bystander or an active threat in acute and chronic cardiac diseases?

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 30;128(11):636-637. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4379DOI Listing
November 2018

Recurrent goiters: risk factors, patient quality of life, and efficacy of radioiodine therapy.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

INTRODUCTION Goiter recurrence occurs in a substantial number of patients after thyroid resection. OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of recurrent goiters, influence of goiter recurrence on patient quality of life (QoL) and the efficacy of therapy with radioactive iodine (RAI). PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a case-control study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4383DOI Listing
December 2018
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Prevention of sudden cardiac death by the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a leading cause of death. The advent of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has revolutionized prevention of SCD in high-risk patients with underlying cardiac diseases. However, several challenges remain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4386DOI Listing
December 2018

Knowledge gaps in patients with venous thromboembolism: usefulness of a new questionnaire.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

INTRODUCTION Little is known about the current awareness of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and knowledge of thromboprophylaxis among patients receiving oral anticoagulation therapy (OAC). OBJECTIVES We sought to develop and evaluate the usefulness of the Jessa AF Knowledge Questionnaire (JAKQ) modified for VTE patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients at least one month since the VTE event (n=273, mean [SD] age 51 [17] years; 52. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4384DOI Listing
December 2018
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Potential contribution of monounsaturated fatty acids to cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Introduction Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) are particularly vulnerable to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Increased endogenous monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) synthesis by stearoil-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) might predispose to cardiovascular complications. Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the serum MUFA content in patients at successive stages of CKD, and to evaluate associations between MUFA and SCD1 activity, as well as the patients' diet, and their cardiovascular risk. Read More

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4376
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November 2018
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Small intestinal metastasis from primary lung cancer.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4374DOI Listing
November 2018
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Current management of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection in adults: a summary of recommendations from the 2017 IDSA/SHEA clinical practice guideline.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of healthcare-associated, infectious diarrhea in the developed world. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) CDI clinical guidelines were updated in 2017. The update reflects the decline in ribotype 027 and increased incidence of community associated CDI, current challenges in CDI diagnosis, the importance of antibiotic stewardship and contact/isolation precautions in infection prevention/control, and many significant changes in CDI management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4377DOI Listing
November 2018
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A gallstone impaction at the ampulla of Vater.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4370DOI Listing
November 2018

Acute kidney injury: a clinical issue in hospitalized heart failure patients with mid-range ejection fraction.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Introduction Acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalization is associated with a mortality increase in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). In 2016, the European Society of Cardiology introduced the category of HF with mid-range ventricular ejection fraction (HFmrEF) as a distinct stratum, between the HF conditions with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Objectives Evaluating the AKI-associated in-hospital mortality risk in AHF patients, with a focus on the HFmrEF group. Read More

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4369
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November 2018
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Antimicrobial consumption and influenza incidence monthly trends in 2014 at the community level in Poland.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Introduction Antibiotic resistance is nowadays one of the most important public health threats. It is mainly caused by inappropriate antibiotic usage. Objectives We aimed to characterize the seasonal trends of antimicrobial consumption (AC) and to assess the possible relation between the influenza incidence and AC in 2014 at the community level in Poland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4368DOI Listing
November 2018
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Sudden cardiac arrest in patients without overt heart disease: limited value of next generation sequencing.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Introduction Unexplained Sudden Cardiac Arrest (USCA), unrelated to coronary or structural heart disease, occurs in up to 10% of the patients and is often attributed to an inherited arrhythmia syndrome. Family screening and genetic testing may be helpful in clarifying the cause of the USCA. Objectives To assess usefulness of clinical evaluation and genetic testing in patients after USCA and in their families. Read More

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4366
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November 2018
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Current management of acute diarrheal infections in adults.

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Mark S Riddle

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 6;128(11):685-692. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

New guidelines on the management of acute diarrhea in adults were promulgated in 2016. The aim of this review was to provide an overview of the context of acute diarrhea and how to generally approach a patient; to present some new areas in the field concerning diagnostics, particularly culture-independent testing, as well as some of the risks and benefits of treatment; and to discuss prevention, particularly in the traveler's diarrhea setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4363DOI Listing
November 2018

Altered fibrin clot phenotype as predictor of the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism: evidence is growing.

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Zsuzsa Bagoly

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Oct 31;128(10):569-571. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4356DOI Listing
October 2018
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Current challenges in the treatment of HIV.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Oct 31;128(10):609-616. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

In this review of the current challenges in the fight against HIV, we describe the state of the HIV epidemic and the framework put in place using the 90-90-90 objectives to try and curb the epidemic worldwide. There are numerous effective and evidence-based prevention measures against the spread of HIV, but the biggest challenges lie in the lack of political commitment, reluctance to address issues of sexuality and reproduction, and criminalization of key populations that are at the highest risk of HIV. Access to HIV treatment and continued care without stigmatization should be as easy and cheap as possible for those who are tested and diagnosed with HIV to achieve the best results worldwide. Read More

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4357
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October 2018
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Trends in aortic stenosis diagnosis and treatment in the years 2006-2016 according to the SILesian CARDiovascular (SILCARD) database.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Introduction During the last decade, aortic stenosis (AS) has emerged as one of the most significant subjects in cardiovascular diseases. Objectives The following study extracted data from the local registry to present the characteristics of AS patients. Patients and methods The report referred to the SILCARD database, which is based on the agreement between Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases in Zabrze and the Regional Department of National Health Fund in Katowice to conduct a comprehensive analysis of patients with cardiovascular diseases in the Silesian Province. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4352DOI Listing
October 2018

Polish medicine in 1918.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 18;128(11):693-700. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4348DOI Listing
November 2018
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Prevalence of high on-treatment platelet reactivity in patients with chronic kidney disease treated with acetylsalicylic acid for stroke prevention.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 18;128(11):667-676. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Introduction Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of risk factors for stroke and may be associated with impaired platelet reactivity. Objectives The aim of the study was to evaluate platelet reactivity in patients with CKD treated with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), using 2 different laboratory methods. Moreover, we searched for factors responsible for the phenomenon of high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HOPR). Read More

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4349
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November 2018
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Effect of β-blockers on 1-year survival and hospitalizations in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation: results from ESC-HF Pilot and ESC-HF Long-Term Registry.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 10;128(11):649-657. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Introduction The positive effect of β-blocker therapy in patients with heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) has been questioned. Objectives We aimed to assess the effect of β-blockers and heart rate (HR) control on 1-year outcomes in patients with HF and AF. Patients and methods Of the 2019 Polish patients enrolled in ESC-HF Pilot and ESC-HF Long-Term Registry, 797 patients with HF and AF were classified into 2 groups depending on β-blocker use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4346DOI Listing
November 2018
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Symptoms of chronic bronchitis in individuals without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence, burden, and risk factors in southern Poland.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Nov 10;128(11):677-684. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Introduction Chronic bronchitis (CB) symptoms are commonly reported in individuals without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but CB is rarely diagnosed in this population. Objectives We aimed to determine the prevalence and burden of CB, as well as its risk factors, in a population of patients without COPD. Patients and methods Data from the "Health Action" program (a lung cancer prevention and health care improvement program conducted in Proszowice County, Poland) were used. Read More

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4347
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November 2018
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Plasma YKL-40 levels correlate with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis assessed with the SYNTAX score.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 11 10;128(11):644-648. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Introduction YKL‑40 is a protein released locally by inflammatory cells. Thus, it may constitute a biomarker of inflammatory conditions, such as atherosclerosis. Objectives The aim of the study was to determine YKL‑40 levels in patients with ischemic heart disease and to analyze the correlation of this biomarker with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis. Read More

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4345
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November 2018
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Fabry disease in Poland.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 Sep 28;128(9):567-568. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

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http://pamw.pl/en/node/4342
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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4342DOI Listing
September 2018
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Advances in the treatment of mild asthma: recent evidence.

Pol Arch Intern Med 2018 09 28;128(9):545-549. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Asthma affects about 300 million individuals worldwide. Although most patients have mild disease, the majority of them do not have good control and are at risk of exacerbations. Poor compliance with regular maintenance treatment is a considerable problem and is believed to be the main reason for poor control in asthma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20452/pamw.4341DOI Listing
September 2018
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