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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536783/effects-of-remifentanil-and-dexmedetomidine-on-the-mother-s-awareness-and-neonatal-apgar-scores-in-caesarean-section-under-general-anaesthesia
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Kenan Kart, Ayse Hanci
Objective This study aimed to compare the effects of remifentanil and dexmedetomidine on awareness during the induction of general anaesthesia. Material and Methods Ninety patients scheduled for elective caesarean section under general anaesthesia were included and randomly divided into three anaesthesia groups: 2 mg/kg propofol (control group); 2 mg/kg propofol and 1 µg/kg dexmedetomidine (dexmedetomidine group); and 2 mg/kg propofol and 1 µg/kg remifentanil (remifentanil group). All patients received routine monitoring, and Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes were recorded...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536782/oxycodone-for-prevention-of-etomidate-induced-myoclonus-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#2
Wei Wang, Jie Lv, Qi Wang, Lei Yang, Wanyou Yu
Objective This study was performed compare the effectiveness of oxycodone and fentanyl in reducing the incidence and severity of etomidate-induced myoclonus. Methods In total, 162 patients with an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status of I or II were assigned at random to three groups. Patients assigned to Group O received 0.1 mg/kg of oxycodone (n = 54), those assigned to Group F were given 1 µg/kg of fentanyl (n = 54), and those assigned to Group S were given an equal volume of saline intravenously 2 minutes prior to administration of 0...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536780/treatment-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-by-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-physician-modified-stent-graft
#3
Xin Yang, Xiang-Chen Dai, Jie-Chang Zhu, Yu-Dong Luo, Hai-Lun Fan, Zhou Feng, Yi-Wei Zhang, Fan-Guo Hu
Despite being widely used for several years, the endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of a thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAAA) remains challenging, particularly the revascularization of the abdominal aortic visceral branches. A 66-year-old male was admitted to hospital with abdominal bloating and pain. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) confirmed a Crawford type III TAAA from the distal descending aorta to the suprarenal abdominal aorta that involved the celiac axis, accompanied with an occlusion of the left subclavian artery...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529907/high-serum-uric-acid-levels-are-a-protective-factor-against-unfavourable-neurological-functional-outcome-in-patients-with-ischaemic-stroke
#4
Yu-Fang Wang, Jiao-Xing Li, Xun-Sha Sun, Rong Lai, Wen-Li Sheng
Objective We aimed to evaluate the association between serum uric acid levels at the onset and prognostic outcome in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. Methods We retrospectively analysed the outcomes of 1166 patients with ischaemic stroke who were hospitalized in our centre during August 2008 to November 2012. Correlations of serum uric acid levels and prognostic outcomes were analysed. Results Men had higher serum uric acid levels and better neurological functional outcomes compared with women. There was a strong negative correlation between serum uric acid levels and unfavourable neurological functional outcomes...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529906/localized-ridge-augmentation-in-the-anterior-maxilla-using-titanium-mesh-an-alloplast-and-a-nano-bone-graft-a-case-report
#5
Adel S Alagl, Marwa Madi
Alveolar ridge deficiency is considered a major limitation for successful implant placement, as well as for the long-term success rate, especially in the anterior maxillary region. Various approaches have been developed to increase bone volume. Among those approaches, inlay and onlay grafts, alveolar ridge distraction, and guided bone regeneration have been suggested. The use of titanium mesh is a reliable method for ridge augmentation. We describe a patient who presented with a localized, combined, horizontal and vertical ridge defect in the anterior maxilla...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529905/emotional-working-memory-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
#6
Mi Li, Lei Feng, Xingwang Liu, Ming Zhang, Bingbing Fu, Gang Wang, Shengfu Lu, Ning Zhong, Bin Hu
Objective This study was performed to examine the working memory (WM) encoding and retrieval abilities in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and determine whether a mood-congruent memory effect is present. Methods The modified Sternberg WM paradigm with positive, negative, and neutral emotional pictures was used to investigate the WM abilities of 26 patients with MDD and 26 healthy controls (HCs). Results No significant difference in picture WM was found between the MDD and HC groups; however, the accuracy of picture position WM was significantly lower and the response time was significantly longer in the MDD than HC group, regardless of the picture or position WM...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529901/evaluation-of-risk-factors-for-false-negative-results-with-an-antigen-specific-peripheral-blood-based-quantitative-t-cell-assay-t-spot-%C3%A2-tb-in-the-diagnosis-of-active-tuberculosis-a-large-scale-retrospective-study-in-china
#7
Chi Yang, Shaojun Zhang, Lan Yao, Lin Fan
Objective To investigate the diagnostic efficacy of an interferon-γ release assay, T-SPOT® . TB, for diagnosing active tuberculosis (TB) and to identify risk factors for false-negative results. Methods This retrospective study enrolled consecutive patients with active TB and with non-TB respiratory diseases to evaluate the risk factors for false-negative results when using the T-SPOT® . TB assay for the diagnosis of active TB. Patients with active TB were categorized as having confirmed pulmonary TB, clinically diagnosed pulmonary TB or extrapulmonary TB (EPTB)...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529900/association-of-low-penetrance-vitamin-d-receptor-tru9i-rs757343-gene-polymorphism-with-risk-of-premenopausal-breast-cancer
#8
Mehir Un Nisa Iqbal, Syed Amir Maqbool, Taseer Ahmed Khan
Objective The aim of this study was to determine whether a novel polymorphism ( Tru9I) in the low penetrance vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is associated with risk of premenopausal breast cancer (BC). Methods This case-control study included 228 patients with BC and 503 healthy women living in Pakistan who were analyzed for the VDR Tru9I (rs757343) single nucleotide polymorphism. BC cases were histopathologically confirmed, and all healthy controls were age-matched with patients (age range, 20-45 years). DNA was extracted, and the polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism assays were performed...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529896/honeycomb-like-structure-in-the-right-coronary-artery-treated-with-a-drug-eluting-stent-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Maohuan Lin, Zizhuo Su, Jiajie Li, Ruqiong Nie, Jingfeng Wang
A honeycomb-like structure (HLS) is a rare entity encountered in catheterization laboratories. The etiology of HLS remains elusive. Moreover, no treatment guideline or consensus for HLS has been proposed. However, with more frequent adoption of intravascular imaging modalities, the number of cases of HLS is rising. We herein present a case of HLS and summarize previous reports in the literature with the aim of providing useful information for interventional cardiologists and promoting further research.
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517952/optimizing-stability-in-ao-ota-31-a2-intertrochanteric-fracture-fixation-in-older-patients-with-osteoporosis
#10
Chi Zhang, Bo Xu, Guanzhao Liang, Xianshang Zeng, Dan Zeng, Deng Chen, Zhe Ge, Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang
Objectives To compare the functional and radiographic outcomes of InterTAN nail (IT) and proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) for managing primary AO/OTA 31-A2 intertrochanteric hip fractures (IHFs) in older osteoporotic patients. Methods Patients aged 60 years or older who received surgical treatment for IHFs (AO/OTA 3.1A2.1-A2.3) with IT or PFNA were retrospectively evaluated. The primary outcome was the postoperative treatment failure rate. The secondary outcome was the Harris Hip Score (HHS). Results A total of 326 osteoporotic cases (326 hips: IT, n = 162; PFNA, n = 164) were assessed with a mean follow-up of 43...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517942/effect-of-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-on-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-painful-diabetic-neuropathy
#11
Evangelos Agathos, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Panagiota Katsaouni, Ioannis Nemtzas, Alexandra Petrou, Christina Papanikolaou, Nikolaos Tentolouris
Objective To examine the effect of α-lipoic acid on neuropathic symptoms in patients with diabetic neuropathy (DN). Methods Patients with painful DN were treated with 600 mg/day α-lipoic acid, orally, for 40 days. Neuropathy Symptom Score (NSS), Subjective Peripheral Neuropathy Screen Questionnaire (SPNSQ) and douleur neuropathique (DN)4 questionnaire scores were assessed at baseline and day 40. Quality-of-life treatment effects were assessed by Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) and Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517941/polysaccharide-from-angelica-sinensis-protects-h9c2-cells-against-oxidative-injury-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-by-activating-the-atf6-pathway
#12
Xiaowei Niu, Jingjing Zhang, Chun Ling, Ming Bai, Yu Peng, Shaobo Sun, Yingdong Li, Zheng Zhang
Objectives Angelica sinensis exerts various pharmacological effects, such as antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activity. This study aimed to investigate the active ingredients in A. sinensis with antioxidant properties and whether A. sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) protects H9c2 cells against oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Methods The ingredients of A. sinensis and their targets and related pathways were determined using web-based databases. Markers of oxidative stress, cell viability, apoptosis, and ER stress-related signalling pathways were measured in H9c2 cells treated with hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) and ASP...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517940/clinical-features-predicting-group-a-streptococcal-pharyngitis-in-a-japanese-paediatric-primary-emergency-medical-centre
#13
Masahiro Nishiyama, Ichiro Morioka, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Takeshi Mori, Kazumi Tomioka, Keita Nakanishi, Junya Fujimura, Noriyuki Nishimura, Kandai Nozu, Hiroaki Nagase, Kazuto Ishibashi, Akihito Ishida, Kazumoto Iijima
Objectives To identify clinical features that predict Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis in a Japanese paediatric primary emergency medical centre. Methods The prevalence of GAS pharyngitis according to age and body temperature (BT) was calculated among 3098 paediatric patients with pharyngitis. The numbers of GAS-positive and -negative patients for each clinical parameter, and each point increase in the McIsaac score were compared and likelihood ratios (LRs) were calculated. Results The prevalence of GAS pharyngitis was extremely low in patients aged < 1 (1...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512428/attitudes-of-radiation-oncologists-to-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-and-eating-difficulties-a-survey-in-china
#14
Lingli Fan, Jie Li, Miao Xiang, Li Yuan, Yu Zhang, Gang Feng, Xiaobo Du
Objective To investigate the attitudes of radiation oncologists towards using percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) to solve nutritional problems in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) undergoing radiotherapy. Methods A self-reported questionnaire was developed and used to assess the willingness of radiation oncologists from 26 hospitals throughout several provinces in China to use the nutritional method. Results Of the 433 radiation oncologists who were contacted and returned questionnaires, 361 were completed correctly and used in the study (83...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512400/adiponectin-receptor-1-mediated-micro-rna-323-3p-regulates-functions-of-the-min6-cell-line-via-the-amp-activated-protein-kinase-sirtuin-1-pathway
#15
Xiaojuan Wang, Jun Li, Wei Tang, Yiqiao Zhao, Xing Li
Background The development of an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus is urgently needed. This study aimed to investigate the role of micro RNA (miR)-323-3p in regulating the expression of adiponectin receptor 1 (AdipoR1), as well as the insulin secretion and cell function of pancreatic MIN6 β-cells. Methods MIN6 cells were treated with miR-323-3p mimics or inhibitors, and the effects on cell growth, proliferation, mitosis, and insulin secretion were studied. The expression levels of sirtuin-1 (SIRT-1) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) genes were also assessed...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490526/public-awareness-of-the-need-to-call-emergency-medical-services-following-the-onset-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-associated-factors-in-japan
#16
Naohiro Yonemoto, Akiko Kada, Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Hiroshi Nonogi
Objectives Early recognition of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and early activation of emergency medical services (EMS) are essential to reduce delays in patient care. We investigated public awareness of the need to call EMS at onset of AMI and evaluated associated factors. Methods In January 2008, a nationwide population-based survey using quota sampling was conducted in Japan. The primary outcome measure was responsiveness to promptly calling EMS at AMI onset, subdivided by on-time (daytime) and off-time (nights and holidays) hours...
May 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540088/retraction-notice
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At the request of the Journal's Editor, the Publisher and the authors, the following article has been retracted. Li J, Jones JT, Donnelly C, Cunningham N, Kashikar-Zuck S and Brunner HI. Pain predicts poorer health-related quality of life in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a cohort study. Journal of International Medical Research. Epub ahead of print 6 December 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0300060517732486 . http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0300060517732486 The article has been retracted from Journal of International Medical Research because the co-authors of the paper had not consented to the paper's submission for publication, and because the paper does not present the complete findings of the authors' research...
April 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517951/knotless-retroperitoneoscopic-nephron-sparing-surgery-for-small-renal-masses-comparison-of-bipolar-sutureless-technique-and-barbed-suture-technique
#18
Jianfei Ye, Shudong Zhang, Xiaojun Tian, Guoliang Wang, Lei Zhao, Lulin Ma
Objective Laparoscopic knot-tying and suturing are the most difficult steps in shortening the warm ischemia time and learning curve of laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery. This study was performed to demonstrate the safety, oncological efficacy, and technical tips of sutureless retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery (RPNSS). Methods This retrospective study included 78 cases of RPNSS using a sutureless technique and 126 cases of RPNSS using a single-layer barbed self-retaining suture technique performed from December 2012 to December 2016...
April 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512398/analysis-of-factors-associated-with-development-of-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-inoculation-site-change-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
#19
Tooru Araki, Aya Kodera, Kunimi Kitada, Michimasa Fujiwara, Michiko Muraoka, Yoshiko Abe, Masanori Ikeda, Hirokazu Tsukahara
Objective The present study was performed to identify factors associated with a Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) inoculation site change in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). Methods Among patients who had received BCG vaccination and treatment for KD at our hospital from 2005 through 2016, 177 patients born in 2005 through 2016 were enrolled. The patients were divided into those with (n = 83, change group) and without (n = 94, no-change group) a BCG site change, and the patient demographics, clinical severity, blood examination results, and echocardiographic findings were compared between the two groups...
April 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512396/high-acute-phase-protein-levels-correlate-with-pulmonary-and-skin-involvement-in-patients-with-diffuse-systemic-sclerosis
#20
Anna Lis-Święty, Małgorzata Widuchowska, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło, Eugeniusz Kucharz
Objective This study was performed to evaluate the serum amyloid A (SAA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with diffuse systemic sclerosis (dSSc) in relation to a control group, disease duration, and skin and pulmonary involvement. Methods This case-control study included 18 patients with early dSSc, 15 patients with late dSSc, and 15 healthy controls. The SAA and CRP levels, modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS), and diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) were determined in all patients...
April 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
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