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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273242/evaluation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-mcp-1-expression-and-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-in-children-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-and-iga-nephropathy-a-clinical-correlation
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Zhao Shuiai, Shen Huijun, Gu Weizhong, Liu Aimin, Mao Jianhua
OBJECTIVES: Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis and immunoglobulin A nephropathy are two diseases with similar clinical presentations but very different prognoses. Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 have been associated with the development of tissue fibrosis. We examined the development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis and its relationship with Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression in these patients. METHODS: Renal tissue samples were collected by renal biopsy from 50 children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis and 50 children with immunoglobulin A nephropathy...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273241/pancreatic-necrosis-and-gas-in-the-retroperitoneum-treatment-with-antibiotics-alone
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Roberto Rasslan, Fernando da Costa Ferreira Novo, Marcelo Cristiano Rocha, Alberto Bitran, Manoel de Souza Rocha, Celso de Oliveira Bernini, Samir Rasslan, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience in the management of patients with infected pancreatic necrosis without drainage. METHODS: The records of patients with pancreatic necrosis admitted to our facility from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: We identified 61 patients with pancreatic necrosis. Six patients with pancreatic necrosis and gas in the retroperitoneum were treated exclusively with clinical support without any type of drainage...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273240/the-effect-of-laser-pan-retinal-photocoagulation-with-or-without-intravitreal-bevacizumab-injections-on-the-oct-measured-macular-choroidal-thickness-of-eyes-with-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Rony C Preti, Anibal Mutti, Daniel A Ferraz, Leandro C Zacharias, Yoshitaka Nakashima, Walter Y Takahashi, Mario L R Monteiro
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of laser pan-retinal photocoagulation with or without intravitreal bevacizumab injections on macular choroidal thickness parameters in eyes with high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: High-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy patients undergoing laser treatment were prospectively enrolled in this study. One eye was randomly selected for laser treatment combined with bevacizumab injections, study group, whereas the corresponding eye was subjected to laser treatment alone, control group...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273239/correlation-between-the-degree-of-correction-of-neuromuscular-scoliosis-and-patient-quality-of-life
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David Gonçalves Nordon, Ariel Falbel Lugão, Lucas Castrillon Carmo Machado, Raphael Martus Marcon, Alexandre Fogaça Cristante, Tarcísio Eloy Pessoa de Barros, Olavo Biraghi Letaif
OBJECTIVE: There are few data on patient satisfaction with surgery for the correction of neuromuscular scoliosis or on the correlation between patient satisfaction and the degree of curve correction achieved by surgery. Our aim was to determine the correlations between both patient satisfaction and perception of quality of life and the degree of curve correction. METHODS: We interviewed 18 patients and administered a questionnaire that collected social and economic data and information about functional ability, comorbidities and satisfaction...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273238/evaluation-of-self-perception-of-mechanical-ventilation-knowledge-among-brazilian-final-year-medical-students-residents-and-emergency-physicians
#5
Fernando Sabia Tallo, Simone de Campos Vieira Abib, Alexandre Jorgi de Andrade Negri, Paulo Cesar, Renato Delascio Lopes, Antônio Carlos Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To present self-assessments of knowledge about mechanical ventilation made by final-year medical students, residents, and physicians taking qualifying courses at the Brazilian Society of Internal Medicine who work in urgent and emergency settings. METHODS: A 34-item questionnaire comprising different areas of knowledge and training in mechanical ventilation was given to 806 medical students, residents, and participants in qualifying courses at 11 medical schools in Brazil...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273237/effects-of-diazoxide-in-experimental-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis
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Roberta de Oliveira Andrade, Tiago Kunitake, Marcia Kiyomi Koike, Marcel C C Machado, Heraldo Possolo Souza
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the effects of diazoxide on the mortality, pancreatic injury, and inflammatory response in an experimental model of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (200-400 g) were divided randomly into two groups. Fifteen minutes before surgery, animals received physiological (0.9%) saline (3 mL/kg) (control group) or 45 mg/kg diazoxide (treatment group) via the intravenous route. Acute pancreatitis was induced by injection of 2.5% sodium taurocholate via the biliopancreatic duct...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273236/three-dimensional-structure-and-cytokine-distribution-of-platelet-rich-fibrin
#7
Meng-Yi Bai, Ching-Wei Wang, Jyun-Yi Wang, Ming-Fang Lin, Wing P Chan
OBJECTIVES: Previous reports have revealed that several cytokines (including platelet-derived growth factor-BB, transforming growth factors-β1 and insulin-like growth factor-1) can enhance the rate of bone formation and synthesis of extracellular matrix in orthopaedics or periodontology. This study aimed to determine the concentration of cytokines within platelet-rich fibrin microstructures and investigate whether there are differences in the different portions of platelet-rich fibrin, which has implications for proper clinical use of platelet-rich fibrin gel...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273235/comparisons-of-serum-mirna-expression-profiles-in-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Jianping Ma, Jufang Wang, Yanfen Liu, Changyi Wang, Donghui Duan, Nanjia Lu, Kaiyue Wang, Lu Zhang, Kaibo Gu, Sihan Chen, Tao Zhang, Dingyun You, Liyuan Han
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the expression levels of serum miRNAs in diabetic retinopathy and type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Serum miRNA expression profiles from diabetic retinopathy cases (type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic retinopathy) and type 2 diabetes mellitus controls (type 2 diabetes mellitus patients without diabetic retinopathy) were examined by miRNA-specific microarray analysis. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to validate the significantly differentially expressed serum miRNAs from the microarray analysis of 45 diabetic retinopathy cases and 45 age-, sex-, body mass index- and duration-of-diabetes-matched type 2 diabetes mellitus controls...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273234/non-hdl-cholesterol-is-a-good-predictor-of-the-risk-of-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-postmenopausal-women-in-an-urban-brazilian-population
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Rafael de Oliveira Alvim, Carlos Alberto Mourao-Junior, Géssica Lopes Magalhães, Camila Maciel de Oliveira, José Eduardo Krieger, José Geraldo Mill, Alexandre Costa Pereira
OBJECTIVES: Increased arterial stiffness is an important determinant of the risk of cardiovascular disease. Lipid profile impairment, especially hypercholesterolemia, is associated with stiffer blood vessels. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine which of the five circulating lipid components (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides) is the best predictor of increased arterial stiffness in an urban Brazilian population...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273233/a-brazilian-portuguese-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-modified-joa-scale-for-myelopathy
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Raphael R Pratali, Justin S Smith, Rodrigo L N Motta, Samuel M Martins, Marcel M Motta, Ricardo D Rocha, Carlos Fernando P S Herrero
OBJECTIVES: To develop a version of the modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (mJOA) scale that had been translated into Portuguese and cross-culturally adapted for the Brazilian population. METHODS: The well-established process of forward-backward translation was employed along with cross-cultural adaptation. RESULTS: Three bilingual translators (English and native Portuguese) performed the forward translation of the mJOA scale from English to Portuguese based on iterative discussions used to reach a consensus translation...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
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
#11
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
#13
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#19
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
#20
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
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