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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321483/distribution-of-kawasaki-disease-coronary-artery-aneurysms-and-the-relationship-to-coronary-artery-diameter
#1
Etsuko Tsuda, Nobuyuki Tsujii, Kohji Kimura, Atsuko Suzuki
We investigated how the diameter of coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) relates to the distribution immediately after Kawasaki disease (KD). Two hundred and four pts (155 males and 49 females) who had undergone selective coronary angiography (CAGs) less than 100 days after the onset of KD were studied. We measured the maximum diameter of each artery segment in the initial CAGs. We analyzed the relationship between the maximum diameters and the distribution of CAA. We divided the patients into four groups based on the maximum CAA diameter in each patient (large(L) ≥8 mm, medium(M) ≥6 and <8 mm, small(S) ≥4 and <6 mm, very small(VS) <4 mm) and counted the affected segments...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320710/myeloid-p53-regulates-macrophage-polarization-and-venous-thrombus-resolution-by-inflammatory-vascular-remodeling-in-mice
#2
Subhradip Mukhopadhyay, Toni M Antalis, Khanh P Nguyen, Mark H Hoofnagle, Rajabrata Sarkar
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) remains a common and serious cardiovascular problem with both fatal and long-term consequences. The consequences of DVT include the development of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) in 25-60% of DVT patients. Despite the clinical importance of venous thrombus resolution, the cellular and molecular mediators involved are poorly understood, and currently there is no molecular therapy to accelerate this process. Several lines of evidence suggest that a complex and interrelated array of molecular signaling processes are involved in the inflammatory vascular remodeling associated with the resolution of DVT...
March 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320494/maternal-psychological-distress-and-mother-infant-relationship-multiple-birth-versus-singleton-preterm-infants
#3
Kaboni Whitney Gondwe, Qing Yang, Rosemary White-Traut, Diane Holditch-Davis
PURPOSE: Multiple preterm birth is associated with more maternal psychological distress and less positive mother-infant interactions than singleton preterm birth. This study's purpose was to compare psychological distress and the relationship with their infants in mothers of multiples and mothers of singletons. DESIGN: An exploratory secondary analysis of longitudinal data. SAMPLE: 236 mothers and their preterm infants. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES: Maternal psychological distress (depressive symptoms, anxiety, posttraumatic stress [PTS], parenting stress), the mother-infant relationship (worry; child vulnerability; maternal positive involvement and developmental stimulation; and child developmental maturity, irritability, and social behaviors), and the home environment...
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318470/predicting-posttraumatic-stress-symptom-prevalence-and-local-distribution-after-an-earthquake-with-scarce-data
#4
Francisca Dussaillant, Mauricio Apablaza
BACKGROUND: After a major earthquake, the assignment of scarce mental health emergency personnel to different geographic areas is crucial to the effective management of the crisis. The scarce information that is available in the aftermath of a disaster may be valuable in helping predict where are the populations that are in most need. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to derive algorithms to predict posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptom prevalence and local distribution after an earthquake and to test whether there are algorithms that require few input data and are still reasonably predictive...
March 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303444/outcomes-of-a-therapeutic-fly-fishing-program-for-veterans-with-combat-related-disabilities-a-community-based-rehabilitation-initiative
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Jessie L Bennett, Jennifer A Piatt, Marieke Van Puymbroeck
The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of a therapeutic fly-fishing program for veterans with combat-related disabilities. A total of 40 veterans participated in the 4-day therapeutic fly-fishing program and this study. The outcomes examined included reducing symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS), depression, perceived stress, functional impairment (i.e., work, relationships, physical, and everyday life), increasing self-determination, and leisure satisfaction. Each research participant completed pretest, posttest, and 3-month follow-up questionnaires...
March 16, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303352/redirecting-carbon-flux-through-pgi-deficient-and-heterologous-transhydrogenase-toward-efficient-succinate-production-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
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Chen Wang, Zhihui Zhou, Heng Cai, Zhongjun Chen, Hongtao Xu
Corynebacterium glutamicum is particularly known for its potentiality in succinate production. We engineered C. glutamicum for the production of succinate. To enhance C3-C4 carboxylation efficiency, chromosomal integration of the pyruvate carboxylase gene pyc resulted in strain NC-4. To increase intracellular NADH pools, the pntAB gene from Escherichia coli, encoding for transhydrogenase, was chromosomally integrated into NC-4, leading to strain NC-5. Furthermore, we deleted pgi gene in strain NC-5 to redirect carbon flux to the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302132/long-term-results-and-comparison-of-the-three-different-high-tibial-osteotomy-and-fixation-techniques-in-medial-compartment-arthrosis
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Gökhan Polat, Halil İbrahim Balcı, Mehmet Fevzi Çakmak, Mehmet Demirel, Cengiz Şen, Mehmet Aşık
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report and analyze the long-term outcomes of the patients who underwent high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with three different techniques for the treatment of medial compartment arthrosis. METHODS: A total of 187 patients (195 knees) who underwent HTO between 1990 and 2010 were retrospectively evaluated. Eighty-eight knees, opening-wedge osteotomy with Puddu plate (group A); 51 knees, transverse osteotomy below the tubercle with external fixator (group B); and 29 knees, closing-wedge osteotomy with staple fixation (group C) were included in the study...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299887/fibroepithelial-lesions-in-the-breast-of-adolescent-females-a-clinicopathological-study-of-54-cases
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Dara S Ross, Dilip D Giri, Muzaffar M Akram, Jeffrey P Catalano, Cristina Olcese, Kimberly J Van Zee, Edi Brogi
Fibroepithelial lesions (FELs) are the most frequent breast tumors in adolescent females. The pubertal hormonal surge could impact the growth and microscopic appearance of FELs in this age group. In this study, we evaluate the morphology and clinical behavior of FELs in adolescents. We searched the 1992-2012 pathology data base for FELs in females 18 years old or younger (F ≤18 years). Seven FELs from 1975 to 1983 were also included. Three pathologists reviewed all available material. Patient (pt) characteristics and follow-up information were obtained from electronic medical records...
March 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299809/bedside-screening-with-the-use-of-pocket-size-imaging-device-can-be-useful-for-ruling-out-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-patients-scheduled-for-cardiac-surgery
#9
Dominika Filipiak-Strzecka, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Ewa Szymczyk, Paulina Wejner-Mik, Piotr Lipiec
BACKGROUND: Patients (pts) scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting, burdened with high risk of carotid stenosis, are recommended to undergo duplex ultrasonography (DUS) of carotid arteries. PURPOSE: To validate pocket-size imaging device (PSID) equipped with linear probe as an easily accessible tool enabling bedside screening for carotid artery stenosis (CAS). METHODS: A total of 100 pts (60 men, mean age 69±11 years) with multivessel coronary artery disease underwent bedside DUS of carotid arteries with the use of PSID performed by a cardiology resident trained in DUS...
March 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294854/-registry-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-record-3-characteristics-of-patients-and-treatment-during-initial-hospitalization
#10
A D Erlikh, N A Gratsiansky On Behalf Of Record-Participants
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Registries RECORD 1-2 (2007-2001) gave valuable information on management of ACS patients in Russia. RECORD-3 was carried out in March-April, 2015. Here we present characteristics of included patients (pts) and data on their treatment during initial hospitalization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: RECORD-3 recruited pts with suspected ACS consecutively hospitalized in participating hospitals (n=47, 55% "invasive") during 1 month. RESULTS: Number of included pts was 2370 (39% women, mean age 64...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294670/-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-iliofemoral-deep-venous-thrombosis-our-results-with-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-and-angiojet
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Anikó Berencsi, Edit Dósa, Balázs Nemes, Kálmán Hüttl, Péter Legeza, Zoltán Oláh, Vera Kristóf, György Acsády, Péter Sótonyi
INTRODUCTION: Most of the patients with iliofemoral thrombosis treated with anticoagulants only are affected with postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) that worsens the patients' quality of life. In the acute phase of proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) catheter-directed (CDT) and pharmacomechanical thrombolysis may be a reasonable alternative therapeutic method. Our aim was to summarize our results using these methods. METHODS: Since 2009 twenty-four patients with iliofemoral DVT were treated with these endovascular procedures and with stenting at our Institution...
March 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292729/pre-analytical-effects-of-pneumatic-tube-system-transport-on-routine-haematology-and-coagulation-tests-global-coagulation-assays-and-platelet-function-assays
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Sandra Le Quellec, Mickaël Paris, Christophe Nougier, Frédéric Sobas, Lucia Rugeri, Sandrine Girard, Jean-Claude Bordet, Claude Négrier, Yesim Dargaud
INTRODUCTION: Pneumatic tube system (PTS) in hospitals is commonly used for the transport of blood samples to clinical laboratories, as it is rapid and cost-effective. The aim was to compare the effects on haematology samples of a newly acquired ~2km-long PTS that links 2 hospitals with usual transport (non-pneumatic tube system, NPTS). METHODS: Complete blood cell count, routine coagulation assays, platelet function tests (PFT) with light-transmission aggregometry and global coagulation assays including ROTEM® and thrombin generation assay (TGA) were performed on blood samples from 30 healthy volunteers and 9 healthy volunteers who agreed to take aspirin prior to blood sampling...
December 28, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292641/evaluating-lanreotide-as-maintenance-therapy-after-first-line-treatment-in-patients-with-non-resectable-duodeno-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Côme Lepage, Laetitia Dahan, Nadia Bouarioua, Christos Toumpanakis, Jean-Louis Legoux, Karine Le Malicot, Rosine Guimbaud, Denis Smith, David Tougeron, Astrid Lievre, Guillaume Cadiot, Frédéric Di Fiore, Karine Bouhier-Leporrier, Olivia Hentic, Roger Faroux, Marianne Pavel, Ivan Borbath, Juan W Valle, Anja Rinke, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Michel Ducreux, Thomas Walter
INTRODUCTION: Patients with metastatic or locally advanced, non-resectable, grade 1 or 2 well-differentiated duodeno-pancreatic (WDDP) NETs are treated following European guidelines. Patients (Pts) with aggressive disease, i.e. progressive and/or symptomatic metastases and/or with significant hepatic invasion (>30-50%), and/or bone metastases, anti-tumour therapy should receive systemic combination of chemotherapy once disease control is obtained. AIM(S): The aim is to stop chemotherapy until progression...
March 11, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291305/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-of-pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-in-iliac-vein-thrombosis-with-and-without-may-thurner-syndrome
#14
In-Sub Kim, Won-Min Jo, Hwan-Hoon Chung, Seung-Hwa Lee
BACKGROUND: May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) has a different etiology from that of general deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, few clinical comparisons of MTS-induced and non-MTS- induced DVT have been reported. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical results of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT) in DVT with and without MTS. METHODS: Forty-seven iliac-vein thrombosis patients treated with PMT between January 2008 and December 2013 were enrolled. 25 patients had DVT with MTS and 22 patients had iliac vein DVT without MTS...
March 14, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290833/-soluble-suppression-of-tumorogenicity-2-increases-opportunities-for-risk-stratification-after-acute-heart-failure-decompensation
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A A Skvortsov, V N Protasov, O Yu Narusov, D E Koshkina, S N Nasonova, V P Masenko, S N Tereschenko
PURPOSE: to evaluate the significance of soluble ST2-receptor (sST2) concentrations in patient (pts) risk stratification in with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) during long-term follow-up period. METHODS: In the prospective single-center study were included 159 pts with ADHF III-IV FC NYHA. Blood samples to determine NT-proBNP, sST2, hsTnT concentration were collected at the admission and at discharge from the hospital, and after 3, 6 and 12 months of follow-up...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288298/detection-of-respiratory-adverse-events-in-pediatric-dental-patients-sedated-with-0-75mg-kg-of-midazolam-and-oxygen-by-continuous-pretracheal-auscultation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Mostafa Somri, Ibrahim Matter, Christopher Hadjittofi, Naser Hoash, Bian Moaddi, Johnny Kharouba, Constantinos A Parisinos, Benjamin Peretz
PURPOSE: Sedation is becoming more commonplace for pediatric patients undergoing minor procedures. Fortunately, electronic monitors have contributed to a reduction in the associated respiratory adverse events (RAEs). To test the hypothesis that adding the pretracheal stethoscope (PTS) to standard monitoring methods (SMMs) may improve RAE detection in sedated pediatric dental patients, the frequency of RAEs detected by SMMs (i.e. visual observation, capnography, and pulse oximetry) was compared to that detected by SMMs alongside continuous PTS auscultation...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286198/in-hospital-mortality-and-post-transplant-complications-in-elderly-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-population-based-study
#17
Larysa Sanchez, Michael Sylvester, Ricardo Parrondo, Veronica Mariotti, Jean Anderson Eloy, Victor T Chang
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) has improved survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and is increasingly used in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare in-hospital complications and mortality after auto-HSCT in younger (< age 65) vs. elderly (≥ age 65) MM patients utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). Over a three-year period (2008-2010), 2209 patients with MM were admitted to U.S. Hospitals for auto-HSCT. The median age was 59 years, with 1650 patients (74...
March 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284495/planning-study-for-merkel-cell-carcinoma-based-on-the-relapse-pattern
#18
Ulrike Hoeller, Tina Schubert, Thomas Mueller, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar, Winfried Brenner, Wolf Kuschke
PURPOSE: To develop a technique for radiation (RT) of in-transit path ways (IT) in Merkel cell carcinoma. METHOD: In the planning study, IT were ink-marked on the skin during sentinel lymphscintigraphy and wire-marked in planning-CT. Pre- and post-operative planning-CTs were acquired. The clinical target volume (CTV) included tumor bed plus safety margin, IT and draining nodes, the planning volume (PTV) the CTV plus 0.5-1cm margin. VMAT plans with 2-3 arcs were analyzed...
March 8, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284053/adverse-effects-as-a-consequence-of-being-the-subject-of-orthopaedic-manual-therapy-training-a-worldwide-retrospective-survey
#19
M Thoomes-de Graaf, E Thoomes, L Carlesso, R Kerry, A Rushton
BACKGROUND: Physical therapists (PTs) use a range of manual therapy techniques developed to an advanced level through postgraduate orthopaedic manipulative physical therapy (OMPT) programmes. The aim of this study was to describe the adverse effects experienced by students after having techniques performed on them as part of their OMPT training. DESIGN: A descriptive online survey of current students and recent graduates (≤5 years)m of OMPT programmes across the 22 Member Organisations of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists...
March 6, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280605/next-generation-sequencing-identifies-interactome-signatures-in-relapsed-and-refractory-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#20
Benny Johnson, Laurence Cooke, Daruka Mahadevan
BACKGROUND: In the management of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), KRAS, NRAS and BRAF mutational status individualizes therapeutic options and identify a cohort of patients (pts) with an aggressive clinical course. We hypothesized that relapsed and refractory mCRC pts develop unique mutational signatures that may guide therapy, predict for a response and highlight key signaling pathways important for clinical decision making. METHODS: Relapsed and refractory mCRC pts (N=32) were molecularly profiled utilizing commercially available next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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