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Assessment of a pharmacy technician medication history program.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2021 May;78(Supplement_2):S46-S51

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Department of Pharmacy, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Purpose: To determine the percentage of unintentional prior-to-admission (PTA) medication list discrepancies captured by second-source verification.

Methods: A prospective, randomized, controlled intervention was conducted on all patients admitted to a large academic medical center with a PTA medication list completed by a pharmacy technician from December 2018 through January 2019. Excluded patients included those admitted as observation status or discharged prior to the time of second-source verification. Read More

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Increased levels of ferritin on admission predicts intensive care unit mortality in patients with COVID-19.

Med Clin (Engl Ed) 2021 Apr 1;156(7):324-331. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710004, China.

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate hyperferritinemia could be a predicting factor of mortality in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).

Methods: A total of 100 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in intensive care unit (ICU) were enrolled and classified into moderate ( = 17), severe ( = 40) and critical groups ( = 43). Clinical information and laboratory results were collected and the concentrations of ferritin were compared among different groups. Read More

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What a headache! Reviewing mild traumatic brain injury management in a new trauma service.

N Z Med J 2021 03 26;134(1531):59-66. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand.

Aim: Mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI) is a common, poorly managed condition with an underestimated impact and inadequate follow-up. This study aimed to assess local practice in terms of assessment and follow-up.

Methods: A retrospective review of all patients presenting to Christchurch Hospital between 1 August 2019 and 30 September 2019 with ICD-10 coded diagnosis of head trauma was conducted. Read More

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Warfarin Dose Requirements in Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19 Infection: A Retrospective Case Series.

J Pharm Pract 2021 Mar 15:8971900211000705. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Pharmacy, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Purpose: To describe the impact of hospitalization with COVID-19 infection on warfarin dose requirements in adult inpatients.

Summary: A retrospective chart review of 8 adults on warfarin admitted to Michigan Medicine with COVID-19 infection was conducted and reported as a case series. Outcomes of interest were difference in average daily dose of warfarin prior to admission (PTA) and while inpatient (IP), warfarin sensitivity, time in therapeutic range (TTR), confirmed or suspected thromboembolic event, any major or clinically significant bleeding episodes, and in-hospital mortality. Read More

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Feasibility of modifying the hospital environment to reduce the length of amnesia after traumatic brain injury: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Int J Qual Health Care 2021 Mar;33(1)

Department of Neuroscience, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Background: Reorientation programmes have been an important component of neurotrauma rehabilitation for adults who suffer from post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) after traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, research testing the efficacy of acute programmes is limited.

Objective: This study aimed to determine if it is feasible to provide a standardized environmental reorientation programme to adults suffering from PTA after TBI in an acute care hospital setting, and whether it is likely to be beneficial.

Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial with concealed allocation and intention-to-treat analysis. Read More

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Empiric treatment for peritonsillar abscess: A single-center experience with medical therapy alone.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 Jul-Aug;42(4):102954. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, United States of America. Electronic address:

Purpose: Compare the use of medical therapy alone (MTA) with surgical therapy (ST) for the empiric treatment of peritonsillar abscess (PTA).

Materials And Methods: A consecutive cohort of patients treated for PTA at our institution from May 2013 to February 2019 was analyzed. Demographics, disease characteristics, management strategies, and treatment outcomes were compared between treatment groups. Read More

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February 2021

[Study on the application value of MELD-Na, CLIF-C OFs, COSSH-ACLFs and NLR scoring systems in patients with hepatitis B virus related acute-on-chronic liver failure].

Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2020 Dec;32(12):1496-1501

Tianjin Second People's Hospital, Tianjin 300192, China.

Objective: To verify the accuracy of the model for end-stage liver disease-sodium (MELD-Na), chronic liver failure consortium organ failure score (CLIF-C OFs), Chinese Group on the Study of Severe Hepatitis B-Acute-on-chronic Liver Failure score (COSSH-ACLFs) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) scoring systems in patients with hepatitis B virus related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) and to explore its value in clinical application.

Methods: The clinical data (gender, age, disease stage) and laboratory indicators [alanine transferase (ALT), glutamate transaminase (AST), total bilirubin (TBil), albumin (ALB), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr), serum sodium (Na), prothrombin activity (PTA), international standardized ratio (INR), neutrophils count (NEU) and lymphocytes count (LYM)] of 163 patients with HBV-ACLF from July 2010 to July 2018 in Tianjin Second People's Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. After 8 weeks of admission, the patients were divided into death group (90 cases) and survival group (73 cases) according to survival status. Read More

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December 2020

Early intravenous tranexamic acid intervention reduces post-traumatic hidden blood loss in elderly patients with intertrochanteric fracture: a randomized controlled trial.

J Orthop Surg Res 2021 Feb 3;16(1):106. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Department of Radiology, Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chongqing, 400022, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Elderly patients with intertrochanteric fractures exhibit post-traumatic hidden blood loss (HBL). This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of reducing post-traumatic HBL via early intravenous (IV) tranexamic acid (TXA) intervention in elderly patients with intertrochanteric fracture.

Methods: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted with 125 patients (age ≥ 65 years, injury time ≤ 6 h) who presented with intertrochanteric fracture from September 2018 and September 2019. Read More

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February 2021

Evaluation of the safety and tolerability of spironolactone in patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2021 Jul 15;77(7):955-960. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Background: Spironolactone reduces morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (EF) and decreases hospitalizations in HF with preserved EF. To minimize the risk of hyperkalemia, patients must have an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) > 30 mL/min/1.73 m and potassium < 5. Read More

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Surgical management of post-thrombotic syndrome in chronic venous thoracic outlet syndrome.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2021 Jan 8. Epub 2021 Jan 8.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven; Care and Public Health Research Institute School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht. Electronic address:

Objective: Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS) is considered chronic when symptoms and venous stenosis or occlusion are present for >3 months after the initial primary upper extremity deep vein thrombosis event. Many of patients with chronic VTOS receive conservative treatment. However, a subset of these patients will have persistent post-thrombotic syndrome symptoms because of underlying causative anatomy. Read More

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January 2021

Admission avoidance in tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess: a prospective national audit during the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matthew E Smith

Clin Otolaryngol 2020 Dec 2. Epub 2020 Dec 2.

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK.

Objectives: To report changes in practice brought about by COVID-19 and the implementation of new guidelines for the management of tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess (PTA), and to explore factors relating to unscheduled re-presentations for patients discharged from the emergency department (ED).

Design: Prospective multicentre national audit over 12 weeks from 6th April 2020.

Setting: UK secondary care ENT departments. Read More

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December 2020

Traumatic axonal injury on clinical MRI: association with the Glasgow Coma Scale score at scene of injury or at admission and prolonged posttraumatic amnesia.

J Neurosurg 2020 Oct 23:1-12. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

Departments of1Neuromedicine and Movement Science and.

Objective: The aim in this study was to investigate if MRI findings of traumatic axonal injury (TAI) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) are related to the admission Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score and prolonged duration of posttraumatic amnesia (PTA).

Methods: A total of 490 patients with mild to severe TBI underwent brain MRI within 6 weeks of injury (mild TBI: median 2 days; moderate to severe TBI: median 8 days). The location of TAI lesions and measures of total TAI lesion burden (number and volume of lesions on FLAIR and diffusion-weighted imaging and number of lesions on T2*-weighted gradient echo or susceptibility-weighted imaging) were quantified in a blinded manner for clinical information. Read More

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October 2020

The Effect of Cerebrolysin on the Predictive Value of Baseline Prognostic Risk Score in Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

J Med Life 2020 Jul-Sep;13(3):283-288

Department of Neurosciences, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Cognitive dysfunction is a significant complaint among patients after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), with devastating consequences on functional recovery and quality of life. Prognostic models allow a better assessment and management of neurotrauma patients. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the predictive value of the Baseline Prognostic Risk Score (BPRS) in moderate to severe TBI, in a sample of patients treated with neurotrophic factors. Read More

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November 2020

Cleaning Up the MESS: Can Machine Learning Be Used to Predict Lower Extremity Amputation after Trauma-Associated Arterial Injury?

J Am Coll Surg 2021 Jan 3;232(1):102-113.e4. Epub 2020 Oct 3.

Department of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Manhasset, NY; Divisions of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Manhasset, NY. Electronic address:

Background: Thirty years after the Mangled Extremity Severity Score was developed, advances in vascular, trauma, and orthopaedic surgery have rendered the sensitivity of this score obsolete. A significant number of patients receive amputation during subsequent admissions, which are often missed in the analysis of amputation at the index admission. We aimed to identify risk factors for and predict amputation on initial admission or within 30 days of discharge (peritraumatic amputation [PTA]). Read More

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January 2021

[Value of a new predictive model in evaluating short-term prognosis of patients with hepatitis B virus related acute-on-chronic liver failure].

Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2020 Aug;32(8):988-993

First Department of Combined Chinese and Western Medicine, Tianjin Second People's Hospital, Tianjin 300192, China. Corresponding author: Jia Jianwei, Email:

Objective: To establish a predictive model and investigate its value in evaluating short-term prognosis of patients with hepatitis B virus related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF).

Methods: Patients with HBV-ACLF admitted to Tianjin Second People's Hospital and Beijing Youan Hospital, Capital Medical University from May 2015 to October 2018 were enrolled. The data of gender, age, laboratory markers at admission, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score and clinical complications were collected for analysis. Read More

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Comparing the Westmead Posttraumatic Amnesia Scale, Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test, and Confusion Assessment Protocol as Measures of Acute Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021 May-Jun 01;36(3):156-163

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, and School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia (Drs Spiteri, Ponsford, and McKay); Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia (Drs Spiteri, Ponsford, and McKay); and Epworth Healthcare, Victoria, Australia (Drs Jones and McKay).

Background: The duration of the acute period of recovery following traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a widely used criterion for injury severity and clinical management. Consensus regarding its most appropriate definition and assessment method has yet to be established.

Objective: The present study compared the trajectory of recovery using 3 measures: the Westmead Post-Traumatic Amnesia Scale (WPTAS), the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test (GOAT), and the Confusion Assessment Protocol (CAP). Read More

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September 2020

Patient and Institutional Costs of Failure of Angioplasty of the Superficial Femoral Artery.

Ann Vasc Surg 2021 Apr 1;72:218-226. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Cambridge Vascular Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Background: Debate surrounds the optimal management of superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. Randomized trial data rarely reflect real world findings, specifically the consequences to the patient of angioplasty failure. We observed the effect of a failed SFA angioplasty on the need for repeated clinic visits, hospital readmissions, imaging requirements, and reinterventions. Read More

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Same Admission Hybrid Treatment of Primary Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis with Thrombolysis, Transaxillary Thoracic Outlet Decompression, and Immediate Endovascular Evaluation.

Ann Vasc Surg 2021 Feb 12;71:249-256. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Multiple algorithms exist for treating acute primary upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (pUEDVT) caused by venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS). In this case series, we present the results of our dedicated same admission treatment algorithm.

Methods: All patients between January 2015 and December 2019 with an established acute upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (symptoms <14 days) caused by VTOS were treated according to an algorithm consisting of same admission thrombolysis, transaxillary thoracic outlet decompression (TA-TOD) with extensive venolysis, and venography. Read More

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February 2021

[Acute headache resulting from intracranial venous reflux due to occlusion of the brachiocephalic vein ipsilateral to a dialysis shunt].

Rinsho Shinkeigaku 2020 Sep 8;60(9):620-626. Epub 2020 Aug 8.

Department of Cardiology, Kyoto First Red Cross Hospital.

A 72-year-old man on hemodialysis for 7 years with end-stage renal disease was admitted to our institution due to an acute headache. Physical examination revealed normal signs except for noise on the back of his neck. His head CT and brain MRI showed no abnormal findings, while his MRA demonstrated abnormal signals in the left transverse to sigmoid sinus (T-S) suggesting a left dural arteriovenous fistula. Read More

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September 2020

Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Therapy During Posttraumatic Amnesia.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2021 03 31;102(3):378-385. Epub 2020 Jul 31.

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria; Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Victoria.

Objectives: To examine the effect of agitation, cognitive impairment, fatigue, and pain on physical therapy participation and outcomes during posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Design: Prospective longitudinal study.

Setting: Inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Read More

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Using the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio to predict outcomes in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2020 06 3;193:105772. Epub 2020 Mar 3.

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, 1150 N 35thAve., Hollywood, FL 33021, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: The brain's inflammatory reaction to traumatic brain injury (TBI) generally peaks between 24 and 48 h after injury. This inflammatory cascade can be neuroprotective or may mediate secondary brain injury beyond the initial TBI. Therefore, circulating inflammatory markers may be useful for predicting outcomes in pediatric TBI. Read More

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Association of Computed Tomography With Treatment and Timing of Care in Adult Patients With Peritonsillar Abscess.

Ochsner J 2019 ;19(4):309-313

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.

Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common occurrence in adult patients, and an important question in such often-seen disease processes is whether we are treating these patients effectively, efficiently, and economically. We sought to determine if a diagnostic computed tomography (CT) scan was associated with a difference in clinical intervention in adult patients with PTA and if CT was associated with delaying this intervention. We conducted a retrospective case-control study examining therapeutic interventions in adults with PTA. Read More

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January 2019

Challenges in early identification of causes and treatment of cholestasis in patients with hyperthyroidism: a case report and literature review.

J Int Med Res 2020 Mar 16;48(3):300060519891018. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, Guizhou, China.

Early identification of the causes of cholestasis is important for appropriate management of patients with hyperthyroidism. We report a patient who had hyperthyroidism and severe cholestasis after methimazole (MMI) treatment. The patient was diagnosed as having MMI-induced cholestatic hepatitis. Read More

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Ocular and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) without vertigo: VEMPs in ISSHL.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Feb 26;277(2):409-414. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Otolaryngology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Italy.

Purpose: Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) is a hearing impairment greater than 30 dB at three consecutive frequencies developing in less than 3 days. The aim of this study was to evaluate VEMPs and caloric testing in patients affected by ISSHL without vertigo.

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 35 subjects affected by ISSHL. Read More

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February 2020

Pain in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Not Improved During Hospitalization: The Impact of Opioids on Pain and Healthcare Utilization.

Dig Dis Sci 2020 06 25;65(6):1777-1783. Epub 2019 Oct 25.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8730 Alden Drive, Steven Spielberg Building, Suite 2-East, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA.

Background: Most patients with IBD experience pain, especially during acute disease exacerbations. Opioid use continues to be more prevalent in IBD than any other chronic gastrointestinal condition, and the majority of IBD patients consume narcotics during hospitalization despite the risks of infection and death.

Methods: We performed a retrospective review of 57 subjects aimed at quantifying pain and opiate consumption for IBD-related admissions over a 3-month period. Read More

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Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Predicts 1-month Complications after Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty.

J Med Biochem 2019 Oct 30;38(4):468-474. Epub 2019 Jul 30.

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

Background: The identification of patients at higher risk of developing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)-related complications is pivotal for achieving better clinical outcomes. We carried out a single-center, observational, retrospective study to explore whether in-hospital changes of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) may help predicting early development of PTA-related complications.

Methods: The study population consisted of all consecutive patients who underwent PTA for severe peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD) during a 2-year period. Read More

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October 2019

High-degree centrum semiovale-perivascular spaces are associated with development of subdural fluid in mild traumatic brain injury.

PLoS One 2019 4;14(9):e0221788. Epub 2019 Sep 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Ilsan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Neuroscience, Radiosurgery and Adaptive Hybrid Neurosurgery Research Center, Goyang, Korea.

Background: Severe centrum semiovale perivascular spaces (CSO-PVSs) are associated with the onset of brain atrophy and dementia. This study explored the relationship between severity of CSO-PVS and development of subdural fluid (SDF) in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), with the aim of investigating independent radiological risk factors for development of SDF.

Methods: The study cohort comprised 222 patients with a mean age of 51 years (64. Read More

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SCORE risk scale as a prognostic factor after sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Oct 20;276(10):2739-2745. Epub 2019 Jun 20.

Department Of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital De Braga, Sete Fontes, São Victor, 4710-243, Braga, Portugal.

Introduction: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is an otologic urgency whose treatment is still controversial. Its etiology remains largely unknown in most cases and predicting its prognosis is still a challenge. Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) have been implicated in the etiopathogenesis of this entity. Read More

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October 2019

Thermal fatalities in Pretoria: A 5-year retrospective review.

Burns 2019 11 4;45(7):1707-1714. Epub 2019 Jun 4.

Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria, Pathology Building, Prinshof Campus, Corner Dr Savage Rd. and Bophelo Rd., South Africa. Electronic address:

In South Africa, research on burn mortality has emanated primarily from specialised burn centres and has focused on specific age groups and hospital-based fatalities. This study describes the demographic profile and the pathology of trauma related to burn fatalities as seen at the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory (PTA MLL), a large urban medico-legal mortuary over a 5-year period from January 2011 to December 2015. Mortuary admission records and autopsy reports were used to gather information on demographics, circumstances of injury, apparent manner and cause of death, pathology of burns, toxicology and histology reports and identification of the decedents. Read More

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November 2019

Risk factors for progression to acute-on-chronic liver failure during severe acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

World J Gastroenterol 2019 May;25(19):2327-2337

Department of Infectious Diseases, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi 563003, Guizhou Province, China.

Background: Acute exacerbation in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection results in different severities of liver injury. The risk factors related to progression to hepatic decompensation (HD) and acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in patients with severe acute exacerbation (SAE) of chronic HBV infection remain unknown.

Aim: To identify risk factors related to progression to HD and ACLF in compensated patients with SAE of chronic HBV infection. Read More

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