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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627134/delivering-a-new-deal-of-kidney-health-opportunities-to-improve-outcomes-within-the-veterans-health-administration
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Susan T Crowley, Katherine Murphy
Just as the "New Deal" aimed to elevate the "forgotten man" of the Great Depression through governmental relief and reform, so does the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system aim to improve the health of veterans with the invisible illness of chronic kidney disease through a concerted series of health care delivery reforms. Augmenting its primary care platform with advances in informatics and health service delivery initiatives targeting kidney disease, the VA is changing how nephrology care is provided to veterans with the goal of optimized population kidney health...
April 4, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626181/disability-in-adults-with-arthrogryposis-is-severe-partly-invisible-and-varies-by-genotype
#2
Shenhao Dai, Klaus Dieterich, Marie Jaeger, Bernard Wuyam, Pierre-Simon Jouk, Dominic Pérennou
OBJECTIVE: To understand the disability of adults with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), a rare disease spectrum characterized by at least 2 joint contractures at birth in different body areas. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of data for unselected persons with AMC referred to the French center for adults with AMC from 2010 to 2016. All underwent a pluriprofessional systematic and comprehensive investigation of deficits, activity limitation, and participation restriction according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and genetic analysis when indicated...
April 6, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587813/use-patterns-use-values-and-management-of-afzelia-africana-sm-in-burkina-faso-implications-for-species-domestication-and-sustainable-conservation
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Larba Hubert Balima, Blandine Marie Ivette Nacoulma, Marius Rodrigue Mensah Ekué, François N'Guessan Kouamé, Adjima Thiombiano
BACKGROUND: The lack of literature on the interactions between indigenous people and the valuable agroforestry trees hinder the promotion of sustainable management of plant resources in West African Sahel. This study aimed at assessing local uses and management of Afzelia africana Sm. in Burkina Faso, as a prerequisite to address issues of domestication and sustainable conservation. METHODS: One thousand forty-four peoples of seven dominant ethnic groups were questioned in 11 villages through 221 semi-structured focus group interviews...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582632/accuracy-of-specimen-radiography-in-assessing-complete-local-excision-with-breast-conservation-surgery
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Saira Naz, Imrana Masroor, Shaista Afzal, Waseem Mirza, Sehrish Butt, Zafar Sajjad, Anwar Ahmad
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of “X- ray examination of surgically resected specimen‘‘ in assessing complete local excision (CLE). Materials and Methods: In this retrospective cross sectional study, data were collected for all female breast cancer cases who underwent breast-conserving surgery after needle localization of mammographically visible disease. Males, patients with mammographically invisible disease and cases with benign or inconclusive histopathology, those undergoing modified radical mastectomy and individuals with dense breast parenchyma were excluded...
March 27, 2018: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556354/genes-involved-in-prostate-cancer-progression-determine-mri-visibility
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Ping Li, Sungyong You, Christopher Nguyen, Yanping Wang, Jayoung Kim, Deepika Sirohi, Asha Ziembiec, Daniel Luthringer, Shih-Chieh Lin, Timothy Daskivich, Jonathan Wu, Michael R Freeman, Rola Saouaf, Debiao Li, Hyung L Kim
MRI is used to image prostate cancer and target tumors for biopsy or therapeutic ablation. The objective was to understand the biology of tumors not visible on MRI that may go undiagnosed and untreated. Methods: Prostate cancers visible or invisible on multiparametric MRI were macrodissected and examined by RNAseq. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) based on MRI visibility status were cross-referenced with publicly available gene expression databases to identify genes associated with disease progression...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544782/automated-choroid-segmentation-of-three-dimensional-sd-oct-images-by-incorporating-edi-oct-images
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Qiang Chen, Sijie Niu, Wangyi Fang, Yuanlu Shuai, Wen Fan, Songtao Yuan, Qinghuai Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The measurement of choroidal volume is more related with eye diseases than choroidal thickness, because the choroidal volume can reflect the diseases comprehensively. The purpose is to automatically segment choroid for three-dimensional (3D) spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images. METHODS: We present a novel choroid segmentation strategy for SD-OCT images by incorporating the enhanced depth imaging OCT (EDI-OCT) images...
May 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544392/the-invisible-burden-of-violence-against-girls-and-young-women-in-mexico-1990-to-2015
#7
Martha P Romero Mendoza, Héctor Gómez-Dantes, Quetzaliztli Manríquez Montiel, Gabriela J Saldívar Hernández, Julio C Campuzano Rincón, Rafael Lozano, María Elena Medina-Mora Icaza
The increasing burden of interpersonal violence in women in Mexico is a neglected social and health problem that competes with other leading causes of premature death, disability, and health losses in young women. In this article, we focus on revealing the burden of violence in girls and young women and its implications for public policy. This study presents the subnational analysis of Mexico from the Global Burden of Disease study (1990-2015). The global study harmonized information of 195 countries and 79 risk factors...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473673/mississippian-subadults-from-the-middle-cumberland-and-eastern-regions-of-tennessee-biological-indicators-of-population-interaction
#8
Rebecca Scopa Kelso
OBJECTIVES: Human subadult skeletal remains can provide a unique perspective into biosocial aspects of Mississippian period population interactions within and between the Middle Cumberland (MCR) and Eastern Tennessee Regions (ETR). The majority of previous studies have concentrated on adult skeletal remains, leaving out a large and extremely important population segment. METHODS: Skeletal indicators of disease, growth, body proportions, and metabolic stress were collected from subadult remains from five archaeological sites over several temporal periods...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466516/-infoxication-in-health-health-information-overload-on-the-internet-and-the-risk-of-important-information-becoming-invisible
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Marcelo D Agostino, Felipe Medina Mejía, Myrna Martí, David Novillo-Ortiz, Flavio Hazrum, Federico G de Cosío
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to: 1) raise awareness of the volume of quality health information on the Internet; 2) explore perceptions of information professionals with regard to the use of qualified sources for health decision-making; and 3) make recommendations that facilitate strengthening health worker capacities and institutional competencies related to digital literacy. METHODS: A non-experimental, descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with a non-probability sample of 32 information professionals from nine countries...
February 19, 2018: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457137/correcting-nonpathological-variation-in-longitudinal-parametric-response-maps-of-ct-scans-in-copd-subjects-spiromics
#10
Antonio Fernández-Baldera, Charles R Hatt, Susan Murray, Eric A Hoffman, Ella A Kazerooni, Fernando J Martinez, MeiLan K Han, Craig J Galbán
Small airways disease (SAD) is one of the leading causes of airflow limitations in patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Parametric response mapping (PRM) of computed tomography (CT) scans allows for the quantification of this previously invisible COPD component. Although PRM is being investigated as a diagnostic tool for COPD, variability in the longitudinal measurements of SAD by PRM has been reported. Here, we show a method for correcting longitudinal PRM data because of non-pathological variations in serial CT scans...
September 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433137/-the-invisibles-project-meeting-and-collaboration-of-public-health-and-volunteering-the-influenza-vaccination-experience-to-promote-the-health-of-the-socially-vulnerable-and-economically-disadvantaged-population
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Loris Pagano, Caterina Pizzutelli, Maria Maddalena Matarazzo, Gaia Monteleone, Damiano Pizzuti
Migration and the current European socioeconomic conditions necessitate an evaluation/assessment, as detailed as possible, of the spread of seasonal infectious diseases in order to reduce inequalities in the healthcare system. The "Scuola di Formazione in Medicina Generale" of Lazio, in collaboration with the Community of Sant'Egidio of Rome, organized an influenza/flu vaccination campaign for homeless people, migrants and the poor in order to check their health conditions and prevent the spread of the most common infectious diseases...
September 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408639/hepatitis-b-virus-does-not-interfere-with-innate-immune-responses-in-the-human-liver
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Aleksei Suslov, Tujana Boldanova, Xueya Wang, Stefan Wieland, Markus H Heim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Most viruses are detected at early stages of cell infection and induce an innate immune response mediated by production interferons (IFNs). IFNs induce expression of hundreds of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs). Infection of chimpanzees with hepatitis C virus, but not hepatitis B virus (HBV), induces ISG expression in the liver. HBV might not induce an innate immune response because it is not detected by pattern recognition receptors (the stealth properties of HBV) or because HBV suppresses IFN production or signaling despite detection by pattern recognition receptors...
February 2, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387453/advancing-care-for-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia-through-caregiver-and-community-partnerships
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Carole L White, Kristen J Overbaugh, Carolyn E Z Pickering, Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, Debbie James, Darpan I Patel, Frank Puga, Lark Ford, James Cleveland
Background: There are currently 15 million Americans who provide over 80% of the care required by their family members with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Yet care for caregivers continues to be fragmented and few evidence-based interventions have been translated into routine clinical care and therefore remain inaccessible to most family caregivers. To address this gap, the Caring for the Caregiver program is being developed at UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing to improve support services and health outcomes for family caregivers...
2018: Research Involvement and Engagement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385427/diagnostic-yield-of-dysplasia-in-polyp-adjacent-biopsies-for-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Conor Lahiff, Lai Mun Wang, Simon P L Travis, James E East
Introduction: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) undergoing polypectomy are recommended by current guidelines to have biopsies taken from adjacent mucosa to determine whether there is dysplasia present. With improvements in endoscopic imaging it is now possible to characterise colonic lesions with higher levels of confidence than previously. We reviewed the diagnostic yield of polyp-adjacent biopsies in IBD. Materials and Methods: A systematic search of our histopathology database revealed cases where polyps had been endoscopically resected or biopsied in patients with IBD...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378311/high-risk-of-advanced-colorectal-neoplasia-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#15
Shailja C Shah, Joren R Ten Hove, Daniel Castaneda, Carolina Palmela, Erik Mooiweer, Jean-Frédéric Colombel, Noam Harpaz, Thomas A Ullman, Ad A van Bodegraven, Jeroen M Jansen, Nofel Mahmmod, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Christine J van der Woude, Bas Oldenburg, Steven H Itzkowitz, Joana Torres
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC, termed PSC-IBD) are at increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), but their risk following a diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia (LGD) is not well described. We aimed to determine the rate of advanced colorectal neoplasia (aCRN), defined as high-grade dysplasia and/or colorectal cancer, following a diagnosis of indefinite dysplasia or LGD in this population. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, longitudinal study of 1911 patients with colonic IBD (293 with PSC and 1618 without PSC) who underwent more than 2 surveillance colonoscopies from 2000 through 2015 in the Netherlands or the United States (9265 patient-years of follow up)...
January 25, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318004/poly-de-prescribing-to-treat-polypharmacy-efficacy-and-safety
#16
Doron Garfinkel
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of poly-de-prescribing (PDP) based on the Garfinkel method in older people with polypharmacy. Methods: A longitudinal, prospective, nonrandomized study in Israel was carried out between 2009 and 2016. Comprehensive geriatric assessments were performed at home in people age ⩾66 years consuming ⩾6 prescription drugs. Exclusion criteria were life expectancy <6 months and a seeming unwillingness to cooperate (poor compliance)...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305937/of-mice-and-men-traces-of-life-in-the-death-registries-of-the-1630-plague-in-milano
#17
Alfonsina D'Amato, Gleb Zilberstein, Svetlana Zilberstein, Benedetto Luigi Compagnoni, Pier Giorgio Righetti
The death registries of the plague epidemic of 1630, stored at the Archivio di Stato of Milano, have been interrogated via the EVA film technology (ethyl vinyl acetate film studded with crushed strong anion and cation exchangers as well as C8 resins). The EVA diskettes have been left in contact with the lower right margins of 11 different pages pertaining to the peak months of the raging disease (June through end of September) for 60-90min and then the captured material, after elution and digestion, analysed by mass spectrometry...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248887/the-lived-experience-of-chronic-headache-a-systematic-review-and-synthesis-of-the-qualitative-literature
#18
Vivien P Nichols, David R Ellard, Frances E Griffiths, Atiya Kamal, Martin Underwood, Stephanie J C Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the qualitative literature of the lived experience of people with a chronic headache disorder. BACKGROUND: Chronic headaches affect 3%-4% of the population. The most common chronic headache disorders are chronic migraine, chronic tension-type headache and medication overuse headache. We present a systematic review and meta-ethnographic synthesis of the lived experience of people with chronic headache. METHODS: We searched seven electronic databases, hand-searched nine journals and used a modified Critical Appraisal Skills Programme checklist to appraise study quality...
December 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236927/making-the-invisible-visible-searching-for-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-types-1-and-2-htlv-1-and-htlv-2-in-brazilian-patients-with-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c
#19
Adele Caterino-de-Araujo, Fabiana Aparecida Alves, Karoline Rodrigues Campos, Marcílio Figueiredo Lemos, Regina Célia Moreira
With this study, the authors hope to alert clinicians regarding the presence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/-2) infections in patients with viral hepatitis B and C in Brazil. HTLV-1/-2 were detected in 1.3% of hepatitis B virus (HBV)- and 5.3% of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected blood samples sent for laboratory viral load measurements. A partial association of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 and HTLV-1/-2 infection was detected in patients with HCV (HIV+, 27.3%), whereas this association was almost 100% in HBV-infected patients (HIV+, all except one)...
February 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191686/ct-features-of-hepatic-veno-occlusive-disease-a-meta-analysis
#20
Song Yang, Jing Wu, Si Lei
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: The computed tomography (CT) features of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (HVOD) could play a role in its diagnosis. We aimed to perform a meta-analysis of studies examining the CT features of HVOD. METHODS: Relevant studies published up to May 3, 2017 were searched in major electronic databases. The extracted data included the proportion of various CT features in patients with HVOD. The meta-analysis was conducted using R 3.3.3 with the "meta" package...
March 2018: Academic Radiology
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