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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226034/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Hu, Zuoliang Liu, Hao Zhang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits and risks of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with chronic kidney disease. A systematic search of articles in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists was performed to find relevant literature. All eligible studies assessed proteinuria, the serum creatinine clearance rate, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, or the occurrence of end-stage renal disease. Standard mean differences with 95% confidence intervals for continuous data were used to estimate the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on renal function, as reflected by the serum creatinine clearance rate, proteinuria, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, and relative risk...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226033/effectiveness-of-pharmacovigilance-multifaceted-educational-intervention-related-to-the-knowledge-skills-and-attitudes-of-multidisciplinary-hospital-staff
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Fabiana Rossi Varallo, Cleopatra S Planeta, Patricia de Carvalho Mastroianni
OBJECTIVES: Most educational interventions in pharmacovigilance are designed to encourage physicians to report adverse drug reactions. However, multidisciplinary teams may play an important role in reporting drug-related problems. This study assessed the impact of a multifaceted educational intervention in pharmacovigilance on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of hospital professionals. METHOD: This prospective, open-label, non-randomized study was performed in a medium-complexity hospital in São Paulo, Brazil...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226032/risk-of-vertebral-fracture-in-patients-diagnosed-with-a-depressive-disorder-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Shyh-Chyang Lee, Li-Yu Hu, Min-Wei Huang, Cheng-Che Shen, Wei-Lun Huang, Ti Lu, Chiao-Lin Hsu, Chih-Chuan Pan
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported that depression may play a crucial role in the occurrence of vertebral fractures. However, a clear correlation between depressive disorders and osteoporotic fractures has not been established. We explored the association between depressive disorders and subsequent new-onset vertebral fractures. Additionally, we aimed to identify the potential risk factors for vertebral fracture in patients with a depressive disorder. METHODS: We studied patients listed in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database who were diagnosed with a depressive disorder by a psychiatrist...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226031/evaluation-of-clinical-and-laboratory-markers-of-cardiometabolic-risk-in-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Heloísa Marcelina da Cunha Palhares, Adriana Paula da Silva, Daniela Cristina Silva Resende, Gilberto de Araújo Pereira, Virmondes Rodrigues, Maria de Fátima Borges
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the frequency of cardiometabolic risk markers and metabolic syndrome occurrence in overweight and obese children and adolescents. METHODS: The participants included 161 overweight (n=65) and obese (n=96) individuals aged between 5 and 19 years. Clinical markers were assessed (body mass index, body fat percentage, waist circumference, acanthosis, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, laboratory parameters [glucose, insulin, cholesterol (total and fractions) and triglyceride levels and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index] and leptin and adiponectin levels)...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226030/a-novel-model-to-estimate-lymph-node-metastasis-in-endometrial-cancer-patients
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Cristina Anton, Alexandre Silva E Silva, Edmund Chada Baracat, Nasuh Utku Dogan, Christhardt Köhler, Jesus Paula Carvalho, Giovanni Mastrantonio di Favero
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the postoperative pathological characteristics of hysterectomy specimens, preoperative cancer antigen (CA)-125 levels and imaging modalities in patients with endometrial cancer and to build a risk matrix model to identify and recruit patients for retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy. METHODS: A total of 405 patients undergoing surgical treatment for endometrial cancer were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. Clinical (age and body mass index), laboratory (CA-125), radiological (lymph node evaluation), and pathological (tumour size, grade, lymphovascular space invasion, lymph node metastasis, and myometrial invasion) parameters were used to test the ability to predict lymph node metastasis...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226029/predictive-value-of-c-reactive-protein-in-critically-ill-patients-after-abdominal-surgery
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Frédéric Sapin, Patrick Biston, Michael Piagnerelli
OBJECTIVES: The development of sepsis after abdominal surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Due to inflammation, it may be difficult to diagnose infection when it occurs, but measurement of C-reactive protein could facilitate this diagnosis. In the present study, we evaluated the predictive value and time course of C-reactive protein in relation to outcome in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after abdominal surgery. METHODS: We included patients admitted to the ICU after abdominal surgery over a period of two years...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226028/late-preterm-infants-motor-development-until-term-age
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Viviane Martins Santos, Cibelle Kayenne Martins Roberto Formiga, Paulo Roberto Bezerra de Mello, Cléa Rodrigues Leone
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the motor development of late preterm newborn infants (LPI) from birth to term-corrected age using the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP) and to compare the obtained results with those of term infants at birth. METHODS: Prospective cohort study, 29 late preterm newborn infants were evaluated by the TIMP at birth and every two weeks until term-corrected age. The TIMP was administered to 88 term infants at birth. RESULTS: The mean TIMP score of late preterm newborn infants was 51...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226027/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-are-associated-with-functional-capacity-but-not-with-postural-balance-in-osteoporotic-postmenopausal-women
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Guilherme Carlos Brech, Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac, Mark D Peterson, Júlia Maria D'Andréa Greve
OBJECTIVES: In post-menopausal women with osteoporosis, insufficient vitamin D levels decrease calcium fixation in the bones and calcium transport in the sarcoplasmic reticulum, which impairs muscle strength, possibly leading to detrimental consequences for the preservation of functional capacity and postural balance, fall prevention, and fracture risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D levels and knee muscle strength, postural balance and functional mobility among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226026/diabetes-mellitus-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss-is-there-an-association-baseline-of-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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Alessandra G Samelli, Itamar S Santos, Renata R Moreira, Camila M Rabelo, Laurie P Rolim, Isabela J Bensenõr, Paulo A Lotufo
OBJECTIVES: Although several studies have investigated the effects of diabetes on hearing loss, the relationship between these two conditions remains unclear. Some studies have suggested that diabetes may cause sensorineural hearing loss, whereas others have failed to find an association. The biggest challenge in investigating the association between diabetes and hearing loss is the presence of confounding variables and the complexity of the auditory system. Our study investigated the association between diabetes and sensorineural hearing loss...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226025/emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-through-the-left-radial-artery-is-associated-with-less-vascular-complications-than-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-through-the-femoral-artery
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Guoqing Qi, Qi Sun, Yue Xia, Liye Wei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the advantages and disadvantages of emergency percutaneous coronary intervention through the left radial artery with those of emergency percutaneous coronary intervention through the femoral artery. METHODS: A total of 206 patients with acute myocardial infarction who required emergency percutaneous coronary intervention and were admitted to our hospital between January 2011 and August 2013 were divided into the following two groups: a group that underwent percutaneous coronary intervention through the left radial artery and a group that underwent percutaneous coronary intervention through the femoral artery...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076519/detection-value-of-free-cancer-cells-in-peritoneal-washing-in-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Francisco Tustumi, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Andre Roncon Dias, Marcus Fernando Kodama Pertille Ramos, Ivan Cecconello, Bruno Zilberstein, Ulysses Ribeiro-Júnior
Intraperitoneal free cancer cells in gastric adenocarcinoma are associated with a poor outcome. However, the true prognostic value of intraperitoneal free cancer cells is still unclear, leading to a lack of consensus in the management of gastric cancer. The aim of the present study is to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to analyze intraperitoneal free cancer cells-positive patients with regard to tumor oncologic stage, recurrence, grade of cellular differentiation, and survival rates and to analyze the clinical significance of intraperitoneal free cancer cells with regard to prognosis...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076518/serum-klotho-but-not-haplotypes-associate-with-the-post-myocardial-infarction-status-of-older-adults
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Roberta S Paula, Vinícius C Souza, Wilcelly Machado-Silva, Bruno Ratier S Almeida, Andersen C Daros, Lucy Gomes, Aparecido P Ferreira, Ciro J Brito, Cláudio Córdova, Clayton F Moraes, Otávio T Nóbrega
OBJECTIVES: The number of deaths from vascular diseases is incredibly high worldwide, and reliable markers for major events are still needed. The current cross-sectional study investigated the association of Klotho haplotypes and Klotho serum levels with classic risk factors and a clinical history of vascular events. METHODS: Clinical, anthropometric, biochemical and nutritional assessments were conducted with 168 older adults, complemented by genotyping (rs9536314 and rs9527025) and the detection of serum Klotho (ELISA)...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076517/standardization-of-the-face-hand-test-in-a-brazilian-multicultural-population-prevalence-of-sensory-extinction-and-implications-for-neurological-diagnosis
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Gustavo José Luvizutto, Marcelo Ortolani Fogaroli, Rodolfo Mazeto Theotonio, Hélio Rubens de Carvalho Nunes, Luiz Antônio de Lima Resende, Rodrigo Bazan
OBJECTIVE: The face-hand test is a simple, practical, and rapid test to detect neurological syndromes. However, it has not previously been assessed in a Brazilian sample; therefore, the objective of the present study was to standardize the face-hand test for use in the multi-cultural population of Brazil and identify the sociodemographic factors affecting the results. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study of 150 individuals. The sociodemographic variables that were collected included age, gender, race, body mass index and years of education...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076516/septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-clinical-and-laboratory-comparison-of-groups-with-different-etiologies
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Camilo Partezani Helito, Paulo Renan Lima Teixeira, Priscila Rosalba de Oliveira, Vladimir Cordeiro de Carvalho, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho, Marco Kawamura Demange, Ana Lucia Munhoz Lima
OBJECTIVES: To clinically and epidemiologically characterize a population diagnosed with and treated for septic arthritis of the knee, to evaluate the treatment results and to analyze the differences between patients with positive and negative culture results, patients with Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial isolates and patients with S. aureus- and non-S. aureus-related infections. METHODS: One hundred and five patients with septic knee arthritis were included in this study...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076515/serum-adipocytokine-profile-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-young-adult-female-dermatomyositis-patients
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Marilda Guimarães Silva, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Suzana Beatriz Veríssimo de Mello, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the frequency of metabolic syndrome in young adult female dermatomyositis patients and its possible association with clinical and laboratory dermatomyositis-related features and serum adipocytokines. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 35 dermatomyositis patients and 48 healthy controls. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the 2009 Joint Interim Statement. RESULTS: Patient age was comparable in the dermatomyositis and control groups, and the median disease duration was 1...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076514/evaluation-of-embolization-for-periuterine-varices-involving-chronic-pelvic-pain-secondary-to-pelvic-congestion-syndrome
#16
Flavio Meirelles Siqueira, Lucas Moretti Monsignore, Julio Cesar Rosa-E-Silva, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Luis Henrique de Castro-Afonso, Guilherme Seizem Nakiri, Valdair Francisco Muglia, Daniel Giansante Abud
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical response and success rate after periuterine varices embolization in patients with chronic pelvic pain secondary to pelvic congestion syndrome and to report the safety of endovascular treatment and its rate of complications. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients undergoing endovascular treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome in our department from January 2012 to November 2015. Data were analyzed based on patient background, imaging findings, embolized veins, rate of complications, and clinical response as indicated by the visual analog pain scale...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076513/serum-concentration-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-depth-of-trophoblastic-invasion-in-ampullary-ectopic-pregnancy
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Fábio Roberto Cabar, Décio Roberto Kamio Teshima, Pedro Paulo Pereira, Leila Antonangelo, Regina Schultz, Rossana Pulcineli Francisco
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between the depth of trophoblastic infiltration and serum vascular endothelial growth factorconcentration in patients with an ampullary pregnancy. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectionalstudy involved 34 patients with an ampullary ectopic pregnancy who underwent salpingectomy between 2012 and 2013. Maternal serum vascular endothelial growth factor concentrations were measured using Luminex technology. Trophoblastic invasion was classified histologically as follows: stage I, limited to the tubal mucosa; stage II, reaching the muscle layer; and stage III,involving the full thickness...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076512/mutation-analysis-of-nanos3-in-brazilian-women-with-primary-ovarian-failure
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Braian Lucas A Sousa, Mirian Yumie Nishi, Mariza Gerdulo Santos, Vinicius Nahime Brito, Sorahia Domenice, Berenice B Mendonca
OBJECTIVES: Primary ovarian failure is a rare disorder, and approximately 90% of cases are of unknown etiology. The aim of this study was to search for mutations in NANOS3, a gene that was recently related to the etiology of primary ovarian failure, in a group of Brazilian women. METHODS: We screened for NANOS3 DNA variants in 30 consecutive women who were previously diagnosed with primary ovarian failure, of unknown etiology and compared the results with those from 185 women with normal fertility...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076511/passive-acquisition-of-anti-staphylococcus-aureus-antibodies-by-newborns-via-transplacental-transfer-and-breastfeeding-regardless-of-maternal-colonization
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Maria Isabel Valdomir Nadaf, Laila Lima, Inês Stranieri, Olga Akiko Takano, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio, Patricia Palmeira
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the transmission of anti-Staphylococcus aureus (Sa) IgG, IgG1 and IgG2 via placental transfer and the transfer of IgA via the colostrum according to maternal Sa carrier status at delivery. METHODS: We evaluated anti-Sa IgG, IgG1 and IgG2 in maternal and cord sera and IgA in colostrum from a case (n=49, Sa+) and a control group (n=98, Sa-). RESULTS: Of the 250 parturients analyzed for this study, 49 were nasally colonized with S...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076510/writing-scientific-articles-like-a-native-english-speaker-concise-writing-for-portuguese-speakers
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Mariel A Marlow
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