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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719361/effectiveness-of-valganciclovir-900mg-versus-450mg-for-cytomegalovirus-prophylaxis-in-renal-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wang Xin, Yang Hui, Zhang Xiaodong, Cui Xiangli, Wang Shihui, Liu Lihong
OBJECTIVES: Valganciclovir 900 mg/day is approved for cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis, but 450 mg/day is seems also effective. We systematically reviewed the efficacy and safety of low-dose versus high-dose valganciclovir prophylaxis in renal transplantation recipients. METHODS: An electronic search was conducted up to November 29, 2016. The primary outcomes were incidences of CMV, CMV disease, mortality and opportunistic infection. The second outcomes were acute rejection, allograft loss, adverse drug reaction (ADR)...
2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717761/estimation-of-premature-deaths-from-lack-of-access-to-anti-her2-therapy-for-advanced-breast-cancer-in-the-brazilian-public-health-system
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Márcio Debiasi, Tomás Reinert, Rafael Kaliks, Gilberto Amorim, Maira Caleffi, Carlos Sampaio, Gustavo Dos Santos Fernandes, Carlos H Barrios
PURPOSE: Patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -positive metastatic tumors treated in the public health system in Brazil do not have access to trastuzumab. This study aimed to estimate the impact of the lack of access to anti-HER2 therapies on the mortality of these patients. METHODS: On the basis of published data, the number of patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in 2016 who should receive anti-HER2 targeted therapy was estimated...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715555/application-of-a-lifestyle-based-tool-to-estimate-premature-cardiovascular-disease-events-in-young-adults-the-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-cardia-study
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Holly C Gooding, Hongyan Ning, Matthew W Gillman, Christina Shay, Norrina Allen, David C Goff, Donald Lloyd-Jones, Stephanie Chiuve
Importance: Few tools exist for assessing the risk for early atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events in young adults. Objective: To assess the performance of the Healthy Heart Score (HHS), a lifestyle-based tool that estimates ASCVD events in older adults, for ASCVD events occurring before 55 years of age. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study included 4893 US adults aged 18 to 30 years from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715553/validation-of-the-children-s-hospital-of-philadelphia-retinopathy-of-prematurity-chop-rop-model
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Gil Binenbaum, Gui-Shuang Ying, Lauren A Tomlinson
Importance: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Retinopathy of Prematurity (CHOP ROP) model uses birth weight (BW), gestational age at birth (GA), and weight gain rate to predict the risk of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). In a model development study, it predicted all infants requiring treatment, while greatly reducing the number of examinations compared with current screening guidelines. Objective: To validate the CHOP ROP model in a multicenter cohort that is large enough to obtain a precise estimate of the model's sensitivity for treatment-requiring ROP...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715142/cholinesterase-inhibition-reduces-arrhythmias-in-asymptomatic-chagas-disease
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Renata Rodrigues Teixeira de Castro, Graciema Porphirio, Sergio Salles Xavier, Ruy Silveira Moraes, Elton Luis Ferlin, Jorge Pinto Ribeiro, Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega
INTRODUCTION: Parasympathetic dysfunction may play a role in the genesis of arrhythmias in Chagas disease. AIM: This study evaluates the acute effects of pyridostigmine (PYR), a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor, on the occurrence of arrhythmias in patients with Chagas cardiac disease. METHOD: Following a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over protocol, 17 patients (age 50±2 years) with Chagas cardiac disease type B underwent 24-hour Holter recordings after oral administration of either pyridostigmine bromide (45 mg, 3 times/day) or placebo (PLA)...
July 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714608/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-during-pregnancy-do-we-have-now-more-definite-answers-related-to-prenatal-exposure
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Asher Ornoy, Gideon Koren
Despite extensive studies, there still seems to be uncertainty as to the possible reproductive risk of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) in pregnancy. We, therefore, assess the current data on the risk/benefit of SSRI use in pregnancy. As the neurodevelopmental effects of SSRIs are discussed in another paper in this issue, we will not address the possible neurodevelopmental effects. Special emphasis is given to the newer, large population-based studies...
July 17, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710853/real-world-effectiveness-of-sofosbuvir-based-treatment-regimens-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-3-infection-results-from-the-multicenter-german-hepatitis-c-cohort-gecco-03
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Malte H Wehmeyer, Patrick Ingiliz, Stefan Christensen, Dietrich Hueppe, Thomas Lutz, Karl Georg Simon, Knud Schewe, Christoph Boesecke, Axel Baumgarten, Heiner Busch, Juergen Rockstroh, Guenther Schmutz, Torben Kimhofer, Florian Berger, Stefan Mauss, Julian Schulze Zur Wiesch
There are limited data regarding the real world effectiveness of direct acting antivirals (DAA) for the therapy of chronic genotype 3 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. All HCV genotype 3 infected patients from the German hepatitis C cohort (GECCO), which is a prospective database of nine German hepatitis C treatment centers, were included in the study. 342 chronically infected HCV genotype 3 patients were analyzed (253 males [74.0%], mean age 47.3 years, 127 cirrhotic patients [37.1%] mostly with Child A cirrhosis, 113 treatment experienced patients [37...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709965/sensorimotor-outcomes-in-children-with-prenatal-exposure-to-methadone
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Sylvia H Yoo, Lauren M Jansson, Hee-Jung Park
PURPOSE: To report the presentation and characteristics of strabismus in children with prenatal methadone exposure. METHODS: The medical records children with prenatal methadone exposure were retrospectively reviewed. Those who were evaluated by pediatric ophthalmology were included. Information on the timing and types of prenatal exposure by trimester of pregnancy was then collected from the patients' mothers' charts. The children's perinatal histories and ophthalmologic findings were collected from their pediatric clinic charts and ophthalmology clinic charts, respectively...
July 11, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709660/effect-of-gastrointestinal-malformations-on-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Carlos M Mery, Luis E De León, J Rubén Rodriguez, R Michael Nieto, Wei Zhang, Iki Adachi, Jeffrey S Heinle, Lauren C Kane, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to assess the effect of associated gastrointestinal malformations (GI) on the outcomes of patients undergoing congenital heart operations. METHODS: Neonates and infants with thoracic (esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula) and abdominal (duodenal stenosis/atresia, imperforate anus, Hirschsprung disease) GI malformations undergoing congenital heart operations between 1995 and 2015 were included. Two control groups were created, one for each group...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707987/neonatal-caffeine-treatment-and-respiratory-function-at-11-years-in-children-1251-g-birth-weight
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Lex W Doyle, Sarath Ranganathan, Jeanie L Y Cheong
RATIONALE: Caffeine in the newborn period shortens the duration of assisted ventilation and reduces the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, but its effects on respiratory function in later childhood are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine if children born <1251 g birthweight who were treated with neonatal caffeine had improved respiratory function at 11 years of age compared with children treated with placebo. METHODS: Children enrolled in the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity randomized controlled trial and assessed at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne at 11 years of age had expiratory flow rates measured according to the standards of the American Thoracic Society...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706729/a-retrospective-review-of-the-pediatric-development-clinic-implementation-a-model-to-improve-medical-nutritional-and-developmental-outcomes-of-at-risk-under-five-children-in-rural-rwanda
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Eric Ngabireyimana, Christine Mutaganzwa, Catherine M Kirk, Ann C Miller, Kim Wilson, Evodia Dushimimana, Olivier Bigirumwami, Evelyne S Mukakabano, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Hema Magge
BACKGROUND: As more high-risk newborns survive the neonatal period, they remain at significant medical, nutritional, and developmental risk. However, no follow-up system for early intervention exists in most developing countries. In 2014, a novel Pediatric Development Clinic (PDC) was implemented to provide comprehensive follow-up to at-risk under-five children, led by nurses and social workers in a district hospital and surrounding health centers in rural Rwanda. METHODS: At each PDC visit, children undergo clinical/nutritional assessment and caregivers participate in counseling sessions...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705875/electrical-and-structural-substrate-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-determined-using-noninvasive-electrocardiographic-imaging-and-late-gadolinium-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Christopher M Andrews, Neil T Srinivasan, Stefania Rosmini, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Michele Orini, Sharon Jenkins, Antonis Pantazis, William J McKenna, James C Moon, Pier D Lambiase, Yoram Rudy
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a significant cause of sudden cardiac death in the young. Improved noninvasive assessment of ARVC and better understanding of the disease substrate are important for improving patient outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 20 genotyped ARVC patients with a broad spectrum of disease using electrocardiographic imaging (a method for noninvasive cardiac electrophysiology mapping) and advanced late gadolinium enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance scar imaging...
July 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705381/usefulness-of-atrial-premature-complexes-on-routine-electrocardiogram-to-determine-the-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-regards-study
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Wesley T O'Neal, Hooman Kamel, Suzanne E Judd, Monika M Safford, Viola Vaccarino, Virginia J Howard, George Howard, Elsayed Z Soliman
Atrial premature complexes (APCs) serve as acute triggers for atrial fibrillation (AF), but it is currently unknown whether the association between APCs and AF varies by race or sex. We examined the association between APCs and AF in 13,840 (mean age = 63 ± 8.4 years; 56% women; 37% black) participants from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke study. APCs were detected on baseline electrocardiograms (2003 to 2007). Incident AF was identified by study-scheduled electrocardiograms and self-reported history at a follow-up examination...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699927/short-term-outcomes-after-intravitreal-injections-of-conbercept-versus-ranibizumab-for-the-treatment-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Enzhong Jin, Hong Yin, Xiaoxin Li, Mingwei Zhao
PURPOSE: Intravitreal injection of conbercept (IVC) is the latest applied treatment that could be used in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) patients. The structural outcomes and recurrence of ROP among patients treated with IVC or intravitreal injection of ranibizumab (IVR) were compared. METHODS: A consecutive case series of ROP treated with IVC or IVR were retrospectively studied. The primary outcome was treatment success defined as regression of plus disease. The secondary outcomes were recurrence of plus, times of injection, and the final regression of disease...
July 7, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697822/-diagnostic-value-of-baseline-serum-luteinizing-hormone-level-for-central-precocious-puberty-in-girls
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Li-Xue Ou-Yang, Fan Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of baseline serum luteinizing hormone (LH) level for central precocious puberty (CPP) in girls. METHODS: A total of 279 girls with precocious puberty were subjected to assessment of growth and development, bone age determination, baseline LH test, and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) test, gonadotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test, and other related examinations. Of the 279 patients, 175 were diagnosed with CPP and 104 with premature thelarche (PT)...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697492/incidence-and-causes-for-early-ticagrelor-discontinuation-a-real-world-dutch-registry-experience
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Thomas O Bergmeijer, Paul W A Janssen, Mathijs van Oevelen, Dymphie van Rooijen, Thea C Godschalk, Johannes C Kelder, Vera H M Deneer, Victor L Serebruany, Jurriën M Ten Berg
OBJECTIVES: The PLATO trial revealed superiority of ticagrelor over clopidogrel for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, adverse events such as bleeding, dyspnea, and bradycardia were frequently reported, potentially leading to excess early ticagrelor discontinuation (ETD), later confirmed in the PEGASUS trial. We here evaluated the incidence and causes for ETD in a real-world patient cohort in a high-volume nonacademic percutaneous coronary intervention center in the Netherlands...
July 12, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695460/inversion-technique-for-the-removal-of-partially-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stents
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Christine Hill, Bassem K Khalil, Sindhu Barola, Abhishek Agnihotri, Robert A Moran, Yen-I Chen, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Vikesh K Singh, Leigh A Frame, Michael A Schweitzer, Thomas H Magnuson, Mouen A Khashab, Patrick I Okolo, Vivek Kumbhari
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Partially covered self-expandable metallic stents (PCSEMS), although an effective treatment for anastomotic/staple line leaks and strictures, can be difficult to remove. This study examines the effectiveness of the inversion technique for the removal of PCSEMS in the treatment of leaks and strictures that occurred post-sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PCSEMS removal for a leak and/or stricture post-SG or RYGB between July 2013 and December 2016 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions were reviewed...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695354/mobile-health-clinic-for-the-medical-management-of-clinical-sequelae-experienced-by-survivors-of-the-2013-2016-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-sierra-leone-west-africa
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R E Guetiya Wadoum, A Samin, N G Mafopa, M Giovanetti, G Russo, P Turay, J Turay, M Kargbo, M T Kanu, B Kargbo, J Akpablie, C J Cain, P Pasin, V Batwala, M S Sobze, M Potestà, A Minutolo, V Colizzi, C Montesano
An Ebola survivor Mobile Health Clinic (MHC) was established to implement lasting changes in communities it operates by providing effective and efficient mobile healthcare. After months of development, the MHC solution was operationalised in February 2015, aiming to provide integrated primary healthcare services to address the medical and psychosocial needs of Ebola virus (EBOV) survivors living in areas with low medical coverage. A total of 910 medical consultations for 246 EBOV survivors were performed between 7 February 2015 and 10 June 2016...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695270/maternal-use-of-prednisolone-is-unlikely-to-be-associated-with-neonatal-adrenal-suppression-a-single-center-study-of-16-cases
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Leanne de Vetten, Margriet van Stuijvenberg, Ido P Kema, Gianni Bocca
The use of supra-physiological, exogenous corticosteroids in pregnancy may lead to neonatal adrenal suppression. We report on a single-center, case series study carried out between 2006 and 2014, which included all newborns (n = 16) of mothers using prednisolone ≥10 mg/day during pregnancy. Newborns were routinely assessed according to hospital protocol, with follow-up until 6 weeks after birth. We investigated the clinical symptoms and biochemical findings of adrenal suppression occurring in the newborns...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694569/male-gender-and-prematurity-are-risk-factors-for-incarceration-in-pediatric-inguinal-hernia-a-study-of-922-children
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Amine Ksia, Meriem Braiki, Wissal Ouaghnan, Sami Sfar, Seloua Ammar, Sabrine Ben Youssef, Bochra Boussaffara, Lassaad Sahnoun, Mongi Mekki, Mohsen Belghith, Abdellatif Nouri
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to document clinical features of inguinal hernia (IH) in the pediatric population. It provides data to evaluate associated risk factors of incarcerated hernia, its recurrence as well as the occurrence of contralateral metachronous hernia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a retrospective analytic study including 922 children presenting with IH and operated from 2010 to 2013 in our pediatric surgery department. RESULTS: We managed 143 girls (16%) and 779 boys (84%)...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
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