This trial was registered at clinicaltrials. gov as NCT00310726. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;90:344-53.”
“We hypothesized that urinary symptoms in elderly females correlate poorly with urodynamic diagnosis, which would impact on management.
Charts of 53 consecutive females over age 80 undergoing multichannel urodynamics according to the International Continence Society
standards were retrospectively analyzed.
Median age was 83 years. Urodynamic stress incontinence was the most common diagnosis, in 26/53 (49%). Detrusor overactivity was found in only 12 (29%) of 42 females presenting with pure storage symptoms, and reduced compliance was seen in eight (19%). Urodynamics resulted in complete change in patient management in 43% of cases and helped 52% of referring physicians in confirming provisional diagnosis prior Vorinostat to drug or surgical treatment.
In octogenarian females, there is poor correlation between storage symptoms and urodynamic diagnosis. Thus, urodynamics guides patient management and may avoid empirical prescribing associated with adverse effects in this clinically vulnerable population.”
“Objective-To assess awareness, perceived relevance, and acceptance of surveillance and infection control practices at a large animal referral hospital HIF pathway among referring
veterinarians and clients who sent horses to the facility for veterinary care.
Sample-57 referring veterinarians and 594 clients.
Procedures-A 15-question survey targeting Salmonella enterica as an important pathogen of interest in horses was sent to clients who sent >= 1 horse to the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital for veterinary care during July 1, 2007, through July 1, 2011, and to veterinarians who had referred horses EVP4593 in vivo to the same hospital prior to July 1, 2011. Responses were summarized with descriptive statistics. The chi(2) test and the Wilcoxon rank sum test were used to examine
associations among variables of interest.
Results-Survey response rates were low (57/467 [12%] for veterinarians and 594/3,095 [19%] for clients). Significantly more (35/56[63%]) veterinarians than clients (227/585 [39%]) were aware that the hospital operates a surveillance and infection control program. Most veterinarians (56/57 [98%]) and clients (554/574 [97%]) indicated that sampling and testing of horses to detect Salmonella shedding in feces at admission and during hospitalization was justified. In addition, on a scale of 1 (not important) to 10 (very important), veterinarians and clients indicated it was very important (median score, 10 (interquartile range, 8 to 10) for both groups) that a referral hospital operates a surveillance and infection control program.