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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527152/socioenvironmental-factors-associated-with-heat-and-cold-related-mortality-in-vadu-hdss-western-india-a-population-based-case-crossover-study
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Vijendra Ingole, Sari Kovats, Barbara Schumann, Shakoor Hajat, Joacim Rocklöv, Sanjay Juvekar, Ben Armstrong
Ambient temperatures (heat and cold) are associated with mortality, but limited research is available about groups most vulnerable to these effects in rural populations. We estimated the effects of heat and cold on daily mortality among different sociodemographic groups in the Vadu HDSS area, western India. We studied all deaths in the Vadu HDSS area during 2004-2013. A conditional logistic regression model in a case-crossover design was used. Separate analyses were carried out for summer and winter season...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527093/income-disparities-in-healthcare-use-remain-after-controlling-for-healthcare-need-evidence-from-swedish-register-data-on-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#2
Sofia Löfvendahl, Anna Jöud, Ingemar F Petersson, Elke Theander, Åke Svensson, Katarina Steen Carlsson
We used a southern Swedish cohort of psoriasis (PSO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients and population-based referents (N = 57,800) to investigate the influence of socioeconomic and demographic factors on the probability of healthcare use and on healthcare costs when controlling for need as measured by PSO/PsA and common additional morbidities such as diabetes, depression and myocardial infarction. People with PSO/PsA were identified by ICD-10 codes in the Skåne Healthcare Register 1998-2007. Resource use and costs for years 2008-2011 were retrieved from the Skåne Healthcare Register and the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register, and socioeconomic data were retrieved from Statistics Sweden...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527014/high-frequency-heart-rate-variability-reactivity-and-trait-worry-interact-to-predict-the-development-of-sleep-disturbances-in-response-to-a-naturalistic-stressor
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Sasha MacNeil, Sonya S Deschênes, Warren Caldwell, Melanie Brouillard, Thien-Thanh Dang-Vu, Jean-Philippe Gouin
BACKGROUND: High-frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV) reactivity was proposed as a vulnerability factor for stress-induced sleep disturbances. Its effect may be amplified among individuals with high trait worry or sleep reactivity. PURPOSE: This study evaluated whether HF-HRV reactivity to a worry induction, sleep reactivity, and trait worry predict increases in sleep disturbances in response to academic stress, a naturalistic stressor. METHOD: A longitudinal study following 102 undergraduate students during an academic semester with well-defined periods of lower and higher academic stress was conducted...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526978/cytogenetic-biodosimetry-and-dose-rate-effect-after-radioiodine-therapy-for-thyroid-cancer
#4
Igor K Khvostunov, Vladimir A Saenko, Valeri Krylov, Andrei Rodichev, Shunichi Yamashita
This study set out to investigate chromosomal damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes of thyroid cancer patients receiving (131)I for thyroid remnant ablation or treatment of metastatic disease. The observed chromosomal damage was further converted to the estimates of whole-body dose to project the adverse side effects. Chromosomal aberration analysis was performed in 24 patients treated for the first time or after multiple courses. Blood samples were collected before treatment and 3 or 4 days after administration of 2-4 GBq of (131)I...
May 19, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526878/a-data-mining-approach-using-cortical-thickness-for-diagnosis-and-characterization-of-essential-tremor
#5
J Ignacio Serrano, Juan P Romero, Ma Dolores Del Castillo, Eduardo Rocon, Elan D Louis, Julián Benito-León
Essential tremor (ET) is one of the most prevalent movement disorders. Being that it is a common disorder, its diagnosis is considered routine. However, misdiagnoses may occur regularly. Over the past decade, several studies have identified brain morphometric changes in ET, but these changes remain poorly understood. Here, we tested the informativeness of measuring cortical thickness for the purposes of ET diagnosis, applying feature selection and machine learning methods to a study sample of 18 patients with ET and 18 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526722/phase-ii-study-of-modified-carboplatin-plus-weekly-nab-paclitaxel-in-elderly-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-north-japan-lung-cancer-study-group-trial-1301
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Eisaku Miyauchi, Akira Inoue, Kazuhiro Usui, Shunichi Sugawara, Makoto Maemondo, Heisuke Saito, Yuka Fujita, Terufumi Kato, Toshiro Suzuki, Toshiyuki Harada, Hiroshi Watanabe, Taku Nakagawa, Masakazu Ichinose
LESSONS LEARNED: Weekly nanoparticle albumin-bound-paclitaxel (75 mg/m(2)) in combination with carboplatin (area under the curve 6 mg/mL/min) in elderly patients with previously untreated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer showed favorable efficacy, was well tolerated, and showed less neuropathic toxicity.This modified regimen offers potential for the treatment of elderly patients. BACKGROUND: The CA031 trial suggested weekly nanoparticle albumin-bound-paclitaxel (nab-PTX) was superior in efficacy to paclitaxel (PTX) once every 3 weeks when combined with carboplatin (CBDCA) for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients; a subgroup analysis of elderly patients looked promising...
May 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526721/health-care-resource-utilization-and-associated-costs-among-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab-intuition-study
#7
Grant A McArthur, Peter Mohr, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Ana Arance, Ana Banos Hernaez, Peter Kaskel, Michael Weichenthal, Reshma Shinde, Kendall Stevinson
BACKGROUND: There are limited real-world data on health care resource utilization (HCRU) among advanced melanoma patients. The objective of this study was to describe HCRU and health care costs associated with the management of advanced melanoma patients receiving ipilimumab. METHODS: This retrospective multinational, observational study included advanced melanoma patients from Australia, Germany, Italy, and Spain who had received at least 1 dose of ipilimumab. Data extracted from medical charts included inpatient admissions, outpatient visits, surgical procedures, laboratory investigations, radiation therapy, imaging studies, and concomitant medications...
May 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526720/efficacy-of-trabectedin-in-patients-with-advanced-translocation-related-sarcomas-pooled-analysis-of-two-phase-ii-studies
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Mitsuru Takahashi, Shunji Takahashi, Nobuhito Araki, Hideshi Sugiura, Takafumi Ueda, Tsukasa Yonemoto, Hideo Morioka, Hiroaki Hiraga, Toru Hiruma, Toshiyuki Kunisada, Akihiko Matsumine, Masashi Shimura, Akira Kawai
BACKGROUND: Trabectedin is reported as effective, especially against translocation-related sarcomas (TRSs) after failure of or intolerance to standard chemotherapy. We conducted two phase II studies of TRS, confirming high efficacy of 1.2 mg/m(2) trabectedin. The updated data of 66 patients in these studies was integrated to evaluate the efficacy of trabectedin against each histological subtype, and analyze final overall survival (OS). METHODS: Trabectedin was administered on day one of a 21-day cycle...
May 18, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526672/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-e-mental-health-interventions-to-treat-symptoms-of-posttraumatic-stress
#9
Sara Simblett, Jennifer Birch, Faith Matcham, Lidia Yaguez, Robin Morris
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stress disorder characterized by unwanted intrusive re-experiencing of an acutely distressing, often life-threatening, event, combined with symptoms of hyperarousal, avoidance, as well as negative thoughts and feelings. Evidence-based psychological interventions have been developed to treat these symptoms and reduce distress, the majority of which were designed to be delivered face-to-face with trained therapists. However, new developments in the use of technology to supplement and extend health care have led to the creation of e-Mental Health interventions...
May 17, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526584/a-simple-algorithm-to-predict-falls-in-primary-care-patients-aged-65-to-74%C3%A2-years-the-international-mobility-in-aging-study
#10
Fernando Gomez, Yan Yan Wu, Mohammad Auais, Afshin Vafaei, Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui
OBJECTIVE: Primary care practitioners need simple algorithms to identify older adults at higher risks of falling. Classification and regression tree (CaRT) analyses are useful tools for identification of clinical predictors of falls. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Community-dwelling older adults at 5 diverse sites: Tirana (Albania), Natal (Brazil), Manizales (Colombia), Kingston (Ontario, Canada), and Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec, Canada)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526547/no-significant-gender-difference-in-hospitalizations-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-switzerland-over-the-time-period-of-2001-to-2010
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Hugo Saner, Jannette D Mollet, Claudia Berlin, Stephan Windecker, Bernhard Meier, Lorenz Räber, Marcel Zwahlen, Petra Stute
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases have decreased since the 1970s in most Western societies. However, it is unclear if this positive trend can also be found in younger women suffering from acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: This is a prospective single center registry study including 11.015 women and men hospitalized for a first ACS between the years 2001 and 2010. We analyzed ACS rates according to sex and age group using Poisson regression in order to assess temporal trends...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526535/tnf-%C3%AE-is-superior-to-conventional-inflammatory-mediators-in-forecasting-ivig-nonresponse-and-coronary-arteritis-in-chinese-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Peng Hu, Guang Mei Jiang, Yue Wu, Bao Yu Huang, Si Yan Liu, Dong Dong Zhang, Yao Xu, Yang Fang Wu, Xun Xia, Wei Wei, Bo Hu
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) -α is of inflammatory cytokines produced chiefly by activated monocyte/macrophages, and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease (KD). We elucidated the relationship of plasma TNF-α with conventional inflammatory mediators, clinical classification, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) response and coronary arteritis in the course of KD. METHODS: Seventy Chinese children with KD were enrolled and divided into 6 subgroups, including complete KD, incomplete KD, IVIG-responsive KD, IVIG-nonresponsive KD, coronary artery (CA) -noninvolvement KD and CA-involvement KD...
May 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526533/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-predicts-long-term-poor-prognosis-among-ischemic-stroke-patients-without-hyperglycaemia
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Tian Xu, Chongke Zhong, Tan Xu, Yanbo Peng, Xiaoqing Bu, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Jinchao Wang, Zhong Ju, Qunwei Li, Deqin Geng, Yingxian Sun, Dongsheng Zhang, Jing Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has a protective effect on long-term prognosis of ischemic stroke and whether it is affected by blood glucose levels. We aim to examine the effect of serum vitamin D especially its deficiency on 1-year poor outcome of ischemic stroke patients in total patients and by blood glucose subgroups. METHODS: A total of 3041 ischemic patients from China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke were included...
May 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526394/do-high-participation-rates-improve-effects-of-population-based-general-health-checks
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A M Bender, T Jørgensen, C Pisinger
The aim is to investigate if the effect of a health check differs between areas with different participation rates. The Inter99 population-based randomized lifestyle intervention study covered 73 areas within the suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark. Adults aged 30-60years were randomly drawn from a population and were randomized to intervention group (n=11,483) or control group (n=47,122). Participation rates in the health check varied considerably between areas (mean 52%; range 35-85%). In separate survival analyses, area participation rate was included both as a continuous exposure variable and as a categorical variable (tertiles; low: 35-49%, meddle: 50-54%, high: 55-84%)...
May 16, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526322/low-serum-creatinine-is-a-type-2-diabetes-risk-factor-in-men-and-women-the-yuport-health-checkup-center-cohort-study
#15
S Kashima, K Inoue, M Matsumoto, K Akimoto
AIM: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a risk factor for muscle loss and subsequent frailty. The reverse association, however, may also happen. This study examined whether serum creatinine level, an indicator of muscle mass, predicted diabetes development. In addition, a role for body mass index (BMI) as an effect modifier of creatinine levels was evaluated. METHODS: This cohort study included 9667 subjects without diabetes or hypertension and with normal creatinine levels at baseline...
May 16, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526293/new-biomarkers-defining-a-novel-early-stage-of-fabry-nephropathy-a-diagnostic-test-study
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Patrício Aguiar, Olga Azevedo, Rui Pinto, Jacira Marino, Robert Baker, Carlos Cardoso, José Luís Ducla Soares, Derralynn Hughes
BACKGROUND: Renal involvement in Fabry disease is a major determinant of overall disease prognosis and early enzyme replacement therapy seems effective in preventing progression of kidney injury. Gb3 storage, glomerular sclerosis and tubulo-interstitial fibrosis may occur with minimal or no changes on standard renal tests, hence alternative markers of renal dysfunction are crucial. In this study we compared several biomarkers with albuminuria in the identification of incipient Fabry nephropathy and their diagnostic accuracy to identify chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage≥2...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526258/sleep-duration-and-the-associated-cardiometabolic-risk-scores-in-adults
#17
Thirumagal Kanagasabai, Jean-Philippe Chaput
OBJECTIVES: To identify the sleep duration associated with the lowest cardiometabolic risk score in adults and to determine if the association varies by subgroups (eg, sex, age groups, ethnicity, and smoking status). DESIGN: Cross-sectional data from the 2005-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. SETTING: Non-institutionalized civil sample from the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Age ≥20 y (N=8827) with sleep and cardiometabolic health data...
June 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526078/the-efficacy-of-chlorhexidine-gel-in-the-prevention-of-alveolar-osteitis-after-mandibular-third-molar-extraction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Amare Teshome
BACKGROUND: Alveolar osteitis is a very painful and distressing condition for a patient who has recently undergone a tooth extraction and has led dental professionals to search for preventive measures. The aim of this meta-analysis to determine the effect of chlorhexidine (CHX) gel on the incidence of alveolar osteitis after mandibular third molar extraction. METHODS: Studies were searched for on electronic search engines using Medline (PubMed), Cochrane central, Scopus and advanced Google Scholar from May 2015 to December 2015...
May 19, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526060/comparison-of-the-effect-of-oral-care-with-four-different-antiseptics-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-adults-protocol-for-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhigang Zhang, Yuying Hou, Jun Zhang, Bo Wang, Juxia Zhang, Ailing Yang, Ge Li, Jinhui Tian
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as the occurrence of pneumonia in patients receiving mechanical ventilation for more than 48 h after endotracheal intubation. The implementation of effective oral care with antiseptics may reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, previous studies have been unclear about the best antiseptic for this purpose. Therefore, present protocol proposed to perform a network meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of different antiseptics to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia...
May 19, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526025/the-effect-of-replacing-saturated-fat-with-mostly-n-6-polyunsaturated-fat-on-coronary-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#20
REVIEW
Steven Hamley
BACKGROUND: A cornerstone of conventional dietary advice is the recommendation to replace saturated fatty acids (SFA) with mostly n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Many clinical trials aimed to test this advice and have had their results pooled in several meta-analyses. However, earlier meta-analyses did not sufficiently account for major confounding variables that were present in some of those trials. Therefore, the aim of the study was to account for the major confounding variables in the diet heart trials, and emphasise the results from those trials that most accurately test the effect of replacing SFA with mostly n-6 PUFA...
May 19, 2017: Nutrition Journal
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