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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441836/-clinical-value-of-prenatal-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-fetal-simple-expansion-of-lateral-ventricle-and-follow-up-after-birth
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Z Li, P Y He, Z Q Luo, L M Pan, Y N Chen, G S Shen, Z H Fei, M Y Li, X M Fang, L H Qi, M S Liu
Objective: To explore the value of prenatal MRI in the diagnosis of fetal simple expansion of lateral ventricle (ventriculomegaly) , and follow up the nervous system development status after birth. Methods: Simple expansion of the lateral ventricle fetus by prenatal MRI examination were collected in Huzhou Maternal and Child Care Hospital from May 2013 to June 2015, 126 cases of live births in expansion group, 50 normal cases were recruited in the same period as the control group. In expansion group, fetal subgroup analysis was done: (1) unilateral or bilateral lateral ventricle expasion: one group was 98 cases was lateral ventricle expansion (77...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441372/assessing-response-of-high-grade-gliomas-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Solmaz Sahebjam, Dexter G Stallworth, Sepideh Mokhtari, Nam D Tran, John A Arrington
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapeutic agents, especially checkpoint inhibitors, have emerged as the mainstay of therapy for several solid and hematological malignancies. These therapies are under investigation for the treatment of high-grade gliomas and brain metastases. METHODS: This article reviews the unique challenges encountered when evaluating changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of glioblastomas seen in response to immunotherapy and checkpoint inhibitors and how to effectively incorporate MRI findings into the response assessment of high-grade gliomas to these emerging therapies...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439195/the-role-of-serial-measurements-of-serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-levels-in-the-development-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Bayram Ali Dorum, Cansu Canbolat Yılmaz, Nilgün Köksal, Hilal Özkan, Meral Yıldız, Ahmet Tuncer Özmen
AIM: To determine the role of serum insulin-like growth factor-1 levels in the development of retinopathy of prematurity, which is a major cause of childhood blindness worldwide. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively studied newborn infants born at a postmenstrual age of <32 weeks and birth weights <1 500 gr, between January 1(st), 2015, and December 31(st), 2015. A total of 40 infants were enrolled in the study. The retinal examination time was determined in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for retinopathy of prematurity screening and follow-up...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439186/impact-of-distress-reduction-on-behavioral-correlates-and-a1c-in-african-american-women-with-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-results-from-empower
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Doyle M Cummings, Lesley D Lutes, Kerry Littlewood, Chelsey Solar, Bertha Hambidge, Peggy Gatlin
OBJECTIVE: Symptoms of emotional distress related to diabetes have been associated with inadequate self-care behaviors, medication non-adherence, and poor glycemic control that may predispose patients to premature death. African American women, in whom diabetes is more common and social support is often insufficient, may be at particularly high risk. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of lowering diabetes-related emotional distress on glycemic control and associated behavioral correlates in rural African American women with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438602/hyperoxia-exposure-disrupts-adrenomedullin-signaling-in-newborn-mice-implications-for-lung-development-in-premature-infants
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Renuka T Menon, Amrit Kumar Shrestha, Binoy Shivanna
Hyperoxia contributes to the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease of human infants that is characterized by disrupted lung angiogenesis. Adrenomedullin (AM) is a multifunctional peptide with angiogenic and vasoprotective properties. AM signals via its cognate receptors, calcitonin receptor-like receptor (Calcrl) and receptor activity-modifying protein 2 (RAMP2). Whether hyperoxia affects the pulmonary AM signaling pathway in neonatal mice and whether AM promotes lung angiogenesis in human infants are unknown...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437539/safety-and-efficacy-of-antiviral-therapy-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-reactivation-in-immunocompetent-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nicholas J Cowley, Andrew Owen, Sarah C Shiels, Joanne Millar, Rebecca Woolley, Natalie Ives, Husam Osman, Paul Moss, Julian F Bion
Importance: Latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is present in more than half the adult population, and a viral reactivation (ie, when the virus becomes measurable in body fluids such as blood) can occur in up to one-third of these individuals during episodes of critical illness. Objective: To determine whether antiviral therapy is safe and effective for preventing CMV reactivation in a general population of critically ill patients. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center, open-label, randomized, controlled clinical trial recruited 124 CMV-seropositive patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours in the intensive care unit between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437520/academic-performance-motor-function-and-behavior-11-years-after-neonatal-caffeine-citrate-therapy-for-apnea-of-prematurity-an-11-year-follow-up-of-the-cap-randomized-clinical-trial
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Barbara Schmidt, Robin S Roberts, Peter J Anderson, Elizabeth V Asztalos, Lorrie Costantini, Peter G Davis, Deborah Dewey, Judy D'Ilario, Lex W Doyle, Ruth E Grunau, Diane Moddemann, Harvey Nelson, Arne Ohlsson, Alfonso Solimano, Win Tin
Importance: Caffeine citrate therapy for apnea of prematurity reduces the rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, severe retinopathy, and neurodevelopmental disability at 18 months and may improve motor function at 5 years. Objective: To evaluate whether neonatal caffeine therapy is associated with improved functional outcomes 11 years later. Design, Setting, and Participants: A follow-up study was conducted at 14 academic hospitals in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom from May 7, 2011, to May 27, 2016, of English- or French-speaking children who had been enrolled in the randomized, placebo-controlled Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity trial between October 11, 1999, and October 22, 2004...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434482/how-to-implement-clinical-guidelines-to-optimise-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Michel Farnier, Fernando Civeira, Olivier Descamps
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a genetic disorder associated with significantly elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and premature coronary heart disease (CHD). Optimal management of FH relies on early identification and treatment with statins alone or in combination with other lipid-lowering therapies. A lack of awareness of FH and its manifestations among primary care physicians and specialists has led to many individuals being misdiagnosed in the early stages of the disease, further increasing the risk of CHD and requiring much more intensive lipid-lowering strategies...
April 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434005/chorioamniotic-membrane-separation-after-fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation
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Mayumi Takano, Masahiko Nakata, Susumu Murata, Masahiro Sumie, Mineto Morita
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate the risk factors, incidence, and influence on the perinatal outcome of chorioamniotic membrane separation (CMS) after fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 312 women who underwent FLP for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Clinical records were used to review obstetrical examinations, complications, operative data, ultrasonographic findings, and perinatal and neonatal follow-up data in all patients...
April 22, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431063/left-ventricular-dysfunction-is-associated-with-frequent-premature-ventricular-complexes-and-asymptomatic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-children
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R A Bertels, L M Harteveld, L H Filippini, S A Clur, N A Blom
Aims: To assess the risk factors for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in a paediatric population with idiopathic frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and asymptomatic ventricular tachycardias (VTs). Methods and Results: Paediatric patients with the diagnosis of idiopathic frequent PVCs and asymptomatic VTs were retrospectively evaluated. Frequent PVCs were defined as ≥5% on 24 h Holter recording. Left ventricular dysfunction was defined as a shortening fraction of ≤28%...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429372/long-term-clinical-impact-of-psa-surge-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-abiraterone
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Vincenza Conteduca, Orazio Caffo, Cristian Lolli, Michele Aieta, Emanuela Scarpi, Emanuela Bianchi, Francesca Maines, Giuseppe Schepisi, Samanta Salvi, Francesco Massari, Francesco Carrozza, Antonello Veccia, Vincenzo E Chiuri, Enrico Campadelli, Gaetano Facchini, Ugo De Giorgi
BACKGROUND: Early changes in PSA have been evaluated in association to treatment outcome. The aim of this study was to assess PSA surge phenomenon in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients treated with abiraterone and to correlate those variations with long-term treatment outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 330 CRPC patients in 11 Italian hospitals, monitoring PSA levels at baseline and every 4 weeks. Other clinical, biochemical and molecular parameters were determined at baseline...
April 20, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427124/-contemporary-use-of-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-after-discharge
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J Liu, H B Yan, L Song, Y H Hua, H J Zhao, C Liu, P Zhou, J N Li, Y Tan, Y M Yang, Y Wu
Objective: To investigate the degree and determinants of using ticagrelor among discharged patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Patients with ACS in Fuwai hospital who were given ticagrelor after discharge between Jan. 2015 to Jun. 2015 were analyzed.The clinical characteristics and adherence to ticagrelor of these patients were collected by reviewing the electronic medical records and telephone interview.Date were statistically-analyzed. Results: Among all screened 404 patients, 158 (39.1%) patients prematurely stopped ticagrelor within 12 months, while 119(29...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426444/fracture-liaison-services
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Karine Briot
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to report the evidence of beneficial effects of Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) including data regarding their impact on subsequent fracture, mortality risk and cost-effectiveness. This review also discusses the limitations of these data and the challenges faced during the implementation of FLS. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies showed the beneficial impact of implementation of FLS on the prevention of subsequent fracture risk, reduced mortality and cost-effectiveness...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424106/early-developmental-influences-on-self-esteem-trajectories-from-adolescence-through-adulthood-impact-of-birth-weight-and-motor-skills
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Kristie L Poole, Louis A Schmidt, Mark A Ferro, Cheryl Missiuna, Saroj Saigal, Michael H Boyle, Ryan J Van Lieshout
While the trajectory of self-esteem from adolescence to adulthood varies from person to person, little research has examined how differences in early developmental processes might affect these pathways. This study examined how early motor skill development interacted with preterm birth status to predict self-esteem from adolescence through the early 30s. We addressed this using the oldest known, prospectively followed cohort of extremely low birth weight (<1000 g) survivors (N = 179) and normal birth weight controls (N = 145) in the world, born between 1977 and 1982...
April 20, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421722/second-primary-cancer-risk-among-kidney-cancer-patients-in-korea-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Jae Young Joung, Whi-An Kwon, Jiwon Lim, Chang-Mo Oh, Kyu-Won Jung, Sung Han Kim, Ho Kyung Seo, Weon Seo Park, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee, Young-Joo Won
Purpose: Secondary primary cancers (SPCs) commonly arise in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We designed the present study to estimate the SPC incidence in Korean patients with RCC. Materials and Methods: The study cohort was population-based and consisted of 40,347 individuals from the Korean Central Cancer Registry who were diagnosed with primary renal cancer between 1993 and 2013. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) for SPCs were estimated for different ages at diagnosis, latencies, diagnostic periods, and treatments...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418719/the-incremental-validity-of-self-report-and-performance-based-methods-for-assessing-hostility-to-predict-cardiovascular-disease-in-physicians
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Gregory J Meyer, Nicholas J Katko, Joni L Mihura, Michael J Klag, Lucy A Meoni
We evaluated the utility of an integrative, multimethod approach for assessing hostility-related constructs to predict premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature coronary heart disease (CHD) using participants from the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study, which was designed to identify risk factors for heart disease. Participants were assessed at baseline while in medical school from 1946 to 1962 (M age = 24.6) and have been followed annually since then. Baseline assessment included individually administered Rorschach protocols (N = 416) scored for aggressive imagery (i...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417514/enlarged-cavum-septi-pellucidi-and-vergae-in-the-fetus-a-cause-for-concern
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Yoona K Ho, Michelle Turley, Krishelle L Marc-Aurele, Marilyn C Jones, Elise Housman, Dawn Engelkemier, Lorene E Romine, Paritosh C Khanna, Dolores H Pretorius
OBJECTIVES: To investigate fetal cases identified at our institution to determine whether an enlarged cavum septi pellucidi or cavum vergae is associated with other fetal abnormalities and whether its presence warrants more detailed investigation of the fetus. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 15 high- and low-risk patients undergoing prenatal sonography who had an enlarged cavum septi pellucidi or cavum vergae identified were reviewed. Data were collected for the sonographic study indication, gestation age at diagnosis of a prominent cavum, and associated anomalies...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412882/effects-of-a-behaviour-management-technique-for-nursing-staff-on-behavioural-problems-after-acquired-brain-injury
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Ieke Winkens, Caroline van Heugten, Climmy Pouwels, Anne-Claire Schrijnemaekers, Resi Botteram, Rudolf Ponds
The ABC method is a behaviour management technique for use by nurses. ABC refers to the identification of Antecedent events, target Behaviours, and Consequent events. In this longitudinal intervention study with double baseline measurements we evaluated the effectiveness of the ABC method in patients with behavioural problems after acquired brain injury. Fifty-six patients participated in this study. Outcome was measured in terms of overall neuropsychiatric problem behaviour, aggression, apathy and emotional burden experienced by nurses...
April 17, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404008/surgery-versus-conservative-management-for-recurrent-and-ongoing-left-sided-diverticulitis-direct-trial-an-open-label-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bryan J M van de Wall, Marguerite A W Stam, Werner A Draaisma, R Stellato, Willem A Bemelman, Marja A Boermeester, Ivo A M J Broeders, Eric J Belgers, Boudewijn R Toorenvliet, Hubert A Prins, Esther C J Consten
BACKGROUND: Patients with recurrent or persisting complaints after an episode of left-sided diverticulitis are managed with either conservative measures or elective sigmoidectomy. To date, there are no data from randomised trials. We aimed to establish which treatment leads to a better quality of life for patients with diverticulitis. METHODS: We did an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial (DIRECT trial) in 24 teaching and two academic hospitals in the Netherlands...
January 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403151/physical-activity-on-prescription-pap-in-patients-with-metabolic-risk-factors-a-6-month-follow-up-study-in-primary-health-care
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Stefan Lundqvist, Mats Börjesson, Maria E H Larsson, Lars Hagberg, Åsa Cider
There is strong evidence that inadequate physical activity (PA) leads to an increased risk of lifestyle-related diseases and premature mortality. Physical activity on prescription (PAP) is a method to increase the level of PA of patients in primary care, but needs further evaluation. The aim of this observational study was to explore the association between PAP-treatment and the PA level of patients with metabolic risk factors and the relationship between changes in the PA level and health outcomes at the 6 month follow-up...
2017: PloS One
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