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Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061226/scientific-overview-on-csci-citac-annual-general-meeting-and-2016-young-investigators-forum
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Tianwei E Zhou, Kristen I Barton, Elina Cook, Matthew G K Benesch, Nicholas Jette, Christophe Moderie, Katarina Ondrusova, Caitlin Lees, Patrick E Steadman, Tina B Marvasti, Sara Mirali, Peter J Liu, Ege M Babadagli, Kara J Abraham, Kirill J Zaslavsky
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society of Clinician Investigators (CSCI) and Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada/Association des Cliniciens-Chercheurs en Formation du Canada (CITAC/ACCFC) was a national conference held in Toronto November 21-23, 2016, in conjunction with The University of Toronto Clinician Investigator Program Research Day. The theme for this year's meeting was "Mapping Your Career as a Clinician-Scientist"; emphasizing essential skills for developing a fruitful career as clinician-scientist...
October 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061225/combination-of-%C3%AE-blocker-and-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitor-for-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Deying Kang, Caoyang Hu, Yanyan Fu, Dongwen Wang
PURPOSE: This study compared the efficacy of an α-blocker monotherapy alone with a combination of α-blocker plus 5α-reductase in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: Medline (PubMed), EMBASE, CENTRAL (Cochrane databases) and Google Scholar were searched until May 2015 using the following search terms: ([α-blocker] AND 5α-reductase inhibitor) AND benign prostatic hyperplasia; and benign prostatic hyperplasia AND (adrenergic alpha blockers OR 5 alpha reductase inhibitor)...
October 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061224/glucagon-like-peptide-1-levels-and-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-activity-in-type-2-diabetes
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Abdulhalim Senyigit, Omur Tabak, Timur Orhanoglu, Aytac Karadag, Serdal Ugurlu, Hafize Uzun, Dildar Konukoglu
PURPOSE: Hyperglycemia is the major risk factor for microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. This randomized controlled clinical trial aimed to investigate T2DM patients with microvascular complications with regard to possible relations among serum clusterin (CLU), amylin, secreted frizzled-related protein-4 (SFRP-4), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) activities. METHODS: Subject groups were defined as follows: T2DM without complications (n=25, F/M=9/16, age 53...
October 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061223/association-between-donor-and-recipient-interleukin-18-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-infection-after-liver-transplantation
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Bao-Jie Shi, Xiao-Yu Yu, Hao Li, Tong-Hai Xing, Jun-Wei Fan, Pei-Wen Wang, Zhi-Hai Peng, Lin Zhong
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the association between Interleukin-18 (IL-18) gene polymorphisms of the donor and recipient in liver transplant patients with bacterial infections. METHODS: Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs7106524, rs5744247, rs1946518, rs549908 and rs187238) of the IL-18 gene from the donors were genotyped and their association with post-operative bacterial infections was evaluated in liver transplant patients (N=113)...
October 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875928/the-association-of-hla-dqb1-0602-but-not-hla-drb1-15-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Suleiman M Momany, Thamer A Al-Qatarneh, Yousef S Khader, Nizar M Abu-Harfeil, Ammar K Daoud, Amjad A Mahasneh
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder with unclear multifactorial pathogenesis. This study aimed to investigate the association between OSA and two human leukocyte antigens (HLA) alleles; DQB1*0602 and DRB1*15. METHODS: Forty patients with OSA and 40 control subjects were enrolled in the study. OSA diagnosis was made utilizing the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI)≥5 in overnight polysomnography (PSG). AHI was also used to determine OSA severity...
August 29, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875927/ascending-aortic-diameter-is-associated-with-hypertension-in-korean-men
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Eunkyung Suh, Jae-Hong Ryoo, Miae Doo, Hong Soo Lee, Sang Wha Lee, Kyung Won Shim, Ju Young Lee, A Ri Byun, Hyejin Chun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between ascending aortic diameter (AAD) as measured with low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) and hypertension in Korean men. METHODS: Korean men (n=1,050) who were screened for lung cancer using LDCT imaging at a health promotion center in Seoul, Korea between January 1 and December 31were recruited for the study. AAD is the longest length of ascending aorta measured from approximately 15 mm above left main coronary ostium to the mid-slice level of the right pulmonary artery...
August 29, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653616/head-to-head-comparisons-of-bisphosphonates-and-teriparatide-in-osteoporosis-a-meta-analysis
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Chun-Lin Liu, Han-Chung Lee, Chun-Chung Chen, Der-Yang Cho
PURPOSE: This meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of teriparatide vs. bisphosphonates in the management of osteoporosis. METHODS: A total of 1,967 patients from eight randomized controlled trials were analyzed; outcomes included bone mineral density (BMD) of the femoral neck, total hip and lumbar spine, vertebral and nonvertebral fractures and any adverse event. A subgroup analysis of treatment effectiveness was performed according to the etiology of osteoporosis; i...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653615/maternal-and-neonatal-morbidity-repeat%C3%A2-cesarean-versus-a%C3%A2-trial-of-labour-after-previous%C3%A2-cesarean%C3%A2-delivery
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Yue-Zhou Yang, Xu-Ping Ye, Xiao-Xi Sun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to perform a meta-analysis comparing the rates of uterine rupture, and other maternal and neonatal complications, between women who undergo a trial of labour (TOL) after a prior Cesarean delivery and those to undergo elective repeat Cesarean delivery (ERCD). SOURCE: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE and Google Scholar were searched until May 6, 2015 using the keywords/phrases: trial of labour, Cesarean section, elective, repeat, pregnancy and vaginal birth...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653614/conservative-management-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-end-stage-renal-disease-a%C3%A2-systematic%C3%A2-review
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Hung-Bin Tsai, Chia-Ter Chao, Ray-E Chang, Kuan-Yu Hung, COGENT Study Group
PURPOSE: Few studies have addressed health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients who chose conservative management over dialysis. This systematic review aims to better define the role of conservative management in improving health-related QoL in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: Medline, Cochrane and EMBASE were searched for prospective or retrospective studies published until June 30, 2016, that examined QoL of ESRD patients. The primary outcome was health-related QoL...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653613/myopia-correction-in-children-a-meta-analysis
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Yanhui Cui, Li Li, Qian Wu, Junyang Zhao, Huihui Chu, Gang Yu, Wenbin Wei
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis comparing rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP) with soft contact lenses (SCL), spectacles and orthokeratology (OK) lenses for myopia control with respect to axial length elongation, spherical equivalent and measures of corneal curvature. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched to September 29, 2015 using the following keywords: rigid gas permeable contact lens; refractive error; and refractive abnormalities...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653612/addition-of%C3%A2-dexmedetomidine%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-bupivacaine%C3%A2-in-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
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Recep Aksu, Cihangir Bicer
PURPOSE: Research is ongoing to determine the lowest dose of local anesthetics in brachial plexus block that provides adequate anesthesia and postoperative analgesia and reduces complications related to local anesthetics. METHODS: Patients 18-65 years of age who underwent upper limb surgery and who received ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block at the Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine Hospital between February 2014 and January 2015 were included in the study (n=50)...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653611/interval-versus-external-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-fractures-a-comparative-study
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Xianping Ma, Xudong Zheng, Wei Zhao, Zifeng Lu, Lei Xu, Yi Liu, Zhongcai Liu
PURPOSE: This retrospective study evaluated the efficacy and safety of internal fixation (IF) in the treatment of pelvic fractures (PF). METHODS: A total of 263 unstable PF patients were treated from February 2009 to April 2015. Patients were divided into two groups according to type of fixation used to treat their PF: 136 cases received IF surgery (IF group); and, 127 cases received external fixation (EF) surgery (EF group). Postoperative follow-ups were conducted to record the clinical data, perioperative clinical indicators, Matta scores for fracture displacements, Majeed scores for hip functions and postoperative complications...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447582/training-the-next-generation-of-canadian-clinician-scientists-charting-a-path-to-success
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Charles Yin, Patrick E Steadman, Tavis Apramian, Tianwei E Zhou, Abdullah Ishaque, Xin Wang, Alexandra Kuzyk, Nebras Warsi
Clinician-scientists are physicians with training in both clinical medicine and research that enables them to occupy a unique niche as specialists in basic and translational biomedical research. While there is widespread acknowledgement of the importance of clinician-scientists in today's landscape of evidence-based medical practice, training of clinician-scientists in Canada has been on the decline, with fewer opportunities to obtain funding. With the increasing length of training and lower financial compensation, fewer medical graduates are choosing to pursue such a career...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447581/effect-of-cisplatin-based-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-survival-in-patients-with-bladder-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Gang Li, Hui-Min Niu, Hong-Tao Wu, Bao-Yu Lei, Xiao-Hua Wang, Xiao-Bo Guo, Shu-Lin Feng
PURPOSE: Cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) has been shown to improve survival in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who underwent radical cystectomy as compared with patients who underwent surgery alone. It has also been suggested as current standard of care in surgically-fit patients with MIBC. This meta-analysis assessed the effect of cisplatin-based NAC on survival in patients with bladder cancer. SOURCE: PubMed, CENTRAL, and Embase were searched until November 22, 2016...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447580/liver-enzyme-normalization-predicts-success-of-hepatitis-c-oral-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment
#15
Sarwat T Khan, Michaeline McGuinty, Daniel J Corsi, Curtis L Cooper
PURPOSE: Monitoring of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment response is performed by serial HCV RNA measurements; however, this may not be useful for predicting treatment success or failure with oral direct-acting antiviral agent (DAA) therapies. Liver enzyme levels, which are elevated in chronic HCV and tend to decline on therapy, may serve as a more logistically and economically feasible alternative for monitoring treatment response. SOURCE: The Ottawa Hospital Viral Hepatitis Clinic patients (n=219), receiving interferon-free oral DAA treatments, were assessed for liver enzymes and HCV RNA levels at baseline, week 4 and ≥12 weeks post-treatment...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447579/glucan-phosphate-inhibits-hmgb-1-release-from-rat-myocardial-h9c2-cells-in-sepsis-via-tlr4-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-signal-pathway
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Haizhu Wang, Zhifei Cui, Fei Sun, Huayong Ding
PURPOSE: The effect of glucan phosphate (GP) on the release of HMGB-1 from rat myocardial cells (H9C2) during lipopolysaccharide-induced sepsis, and the underlying mechanisms, were investigated. METHODS: H9C2 cells were divided into three groups: normal; lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (1 mg/ml LPS); and, LPS+GP (2 mg/ml GP). Western blot was used to determine toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) levels, and electrophoretic mobility-shift assays (EMSA) was used to determine nuclear factor-кB (NF-кB) activity 3, 6 and 9 h after treatment...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447578/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-affects-insulin-but-not-lipid-metabolism-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Adèle Coriati, Elizabeth Arslanian, Guillaume F Bouvet, Annik Prat, Nabil G Seidah, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, Yves Berthiaume
PURPOSE: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common genetic disorder and, with improved survival, glucose abnormalities have emerged as a major comorbidity. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a regulator of plasma LDL-cholesterol homeostasis, is associated with lipid and glucose metabolism in healthy individuals. Here we report on the link between PCSK9 and markers of metabolism in CF. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis was performed on CF patients (≥ 18 years, N=94) from the Montreal Cohort, without known diabetes, and on healthy individuals (N=19)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447577/prognostic-value-of-adamts13-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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M Feroz Azfar, M Faisal Khan, S Shahid Habib, Z Al Aseri, A Mohammad Zubaidi, D Ocampo Aguila, M Owais Suriya, Hameed Ullah
PURPOSE: ADAMTS13 level was evaluated as a predictor of mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, and compared with Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scores. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in the Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units of King Khalid University Hospital. Detailed clinical evaluations were performed on 84 patients (56.08±18.18 years of age) with severe sepsis and septic shock...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447576/the-prognostic-value-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
#19
Hongliang Shen, Qingjun Liu, Mingyi Li, Peiqian Yang
OBJECTIVE: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) serum level or tumor expression may be prognostic in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the prognostic value of serum VEGF level and tumor expression in patients with RCC. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched until September 26, 2016. Prospective and retrospective studies of RCC patients that had VEGF levels measured were included. Outcome measures were overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and progression-free survival (PFS)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218580/circulating-cathelicidin-ll-37-in-adult-patients-with-pulmonary-infectious-diseases
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Karol Majewski, Paulina Żelechowska, Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk
PURPOSE: The antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin LL-37 plays a role in the immune response in the course of lung infections; however, the exact role of LL-37 in defense mechanisms against bacteria within the respiratory tract is has not been precisely described. The aim of our study was to evaluate LL-37 concentrations in the serum of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients, patients with pneumonia caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and to compare them with those of healthy subjects...
February 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
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