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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430580/expression-status-of-folate-receptor-alpha-is-a-predictor-of-survival-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Lei Cai, Theodoros Michelakos, Cristina R Ferrone, Liyuan Zhang, Vikram Deshpande, Qi Shen, Albert De Leo, Teppei Yamada, Gong Zhang, Soldano Ferrone, Xinhui Wang
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has one of the poorest prognosis among malignancies. Thus, the identification of markers useful in developing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods is an imperative need. Folate receptor alpha (FRα) has been associated with prognosis in several cancers and has served as a target of novel anti-tumor therapies. However, FRα expression in PDAC and its correlation with the clinical course of the disease has not been thoroughly investigated. In this study, we analyzed FRα expression in 140 PDAC specimens and 7 PDAC cell lines in order to define the significance of FRα expression in PDAC and its potential role as a target for immunotherapy...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430052/predicting-complication-risk-in-spine-surgery-a-prospective-analysis-of-a-novel-risk-assessment-tool
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Anand Veeravagu, Amy Li, Christian Swinney, Lu Tian, Adrienne Moraff, Tej D Azad, Ivan Cheng, Todd Alamin, Serena S Hu, Robert L Anderson, Lawrence Shuer, Atman Desai, Jon Park, Richard A Olshen, John K Ratliff
OBJECTIVE The ability to assess the risk of adverse events based on known patient factors and comorbidities would provide more effective preoperative risk stratification. Present risk assessment in spine surgery is limited. An adverse event prediction tool was developed to predict the risk of complications after spine surgery and tested on a prospective patient cohort. METHODS The spinal Risk Assessment Tool (RAT), a novel instrument for the assessment of risk for patients undergoing spine surgery that was developed based on an administrative claims database, was prospectively applied to 246 patients undergoing 257 spinal procedures over a 3-month period...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429090/impact-of-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-use-on-overall-survival-among-patients-undergoing-resection-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Marcelo Cerullo, Faiz Gani, Sophia Y Chen, Joseph K Canner, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer has higher concentrations of angiotensin II compared with other cancers. This study sought to assess the effect of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on survival of patients undergoing resection using a large, nationally representative dataset. METHODS: Patients undergoing pancreatic cancer resection were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan database. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression was used to assess the effect of ARB use on overall survival...
April 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427873/risk-factors-for-hospital-admission-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Steven L Bokshan, Steven F DeFroda, Brett D Owens
PURPOSE: To determine patient and surgical risk factors for admission after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. METHODS: All instances of ACLR from 2005 to 2014 from the ACS NSQIP prospective database were analyzed. Both univariate analysis and binary logistic regression were performed to determine which patient demographics and medical comorbidities were associated with admission after surgery...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424798/hospital-readmissions-independent-predictors-of-30-day-readmissions-derived-from-a-10-year-database
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Rachel Kidney, Eithne Sexton, Louise Van Galen, Bernard Silke, Prabath Nanayakkara, John Kellett
Unplanned medical 30 day readmissions place a burden on the provision of acute hospital services and are increasingly used as quality indicators to assess quality of care in hospitals. Multivariable logistic regression of a 10 year database showed that four factors were most strongly associated with early readmission: Charlson comorbidity index >=1, respiratory disease as a principal diagnosis, liver disease and alcohol-related illness as an additional diagnosis, and the number of previous readmissions. Disease and patient-related factors beyond control of the hospital are the factors most strongly associated with 30 day readmission to hospital, suggesting that this may not be an appropriate quality indicator...
2017: Acute Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424549/seasonal-variability-in-clinical-care-of-copd-outpatients-results-from-the-andalusian-copd-audit
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Jose Luis López-Campos, Maria Abad Arranz, Carmen Calero-Acuña, Fernando Romero-Valero, Ruth Ayerbe-García, Antonio Hidalgo-Molina, Ricardo I Aguilar-Pérez-Grovas, Francisco García-Gil, Francisco Casas-Maldonado, Laura Caballero-Ballesteros, María Sánchez-Palop, Dolores Pérez-Tejero, Alejandro Segado Soriano, Jose Calvo-Bonachera, Bárbara Hernández-Sierra, Adolfo Doménech, Macarena Arroyo-Varela, Francisco González-Vargas, Juan J Cruz-Rueda
OBJECTIVES: Clinical practice in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be influenced by weather variability throughout the year. To explore the hypothesis of seasonal variability in clinical practice, the present study analyzes the results of the 2013-2014 Andalusian COPD audit with regard to changes in clinical practice according to the different seasons. METHODS: The Andalusian COPD audit was a pilot clinical project conducted from October 2013 to September 2014 in outpatient respiratory clinics of hospitals in Andalusia, Spain (8 provinces with more than 8 million inhabitants) with retrospective data gathering...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422404/the-use-of-resuscitation-plans-at-a-tertiary-australian-hospital-room-for-improvement
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Roger J Smith, John D Santamaria, Jennifer A Holmes, Espedito E Faraone, Patricia N Hurune, David A Reid
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the introduction of a document for recording the resuscitation plans of patients at a tertiary hospital. The 'Acute Resuscitation Plan' (ARP) was introduced in September 2014, superseding the 'Not for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)' form. Unlike the Not for CPR form, the ARP was relevant to patients with and without resuscitation limits. DESIGN: Retrospective audit of the records of all admissions to the hospital from January-June 2014 (Not for CPR period) and January-June 2015 (ARP period)...
April 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421731/intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-sedation-reduces-the-postoperative-agitated-behaviour-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-orthopaedic-surgery-compared-to-the-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-analysis-of-855-patients
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Hyun-Jung Shin, Bon-Wook Koo, Seung-Uk Bang, Jin-Hee Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Sang-Hwan DO, Hyo-Seok Na
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation or confusion is one of the symptoms of hyperactive delirium in elderly patients. We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of postoperative abnormal psychomotor behaviour in elderly surgical patients according to the use of different intraoperative sedative agents: dexmedetomidine vs. propofol. METHODS: The medical records of 855 elderly patients, who underwent orthopaedic surgery with regional anaesthesia between July 2012 and September 2015, were divided into two groups-the dexmedetomidine group (n=263) and the propofol group (n=592)-and evaluated...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421565/iron-homeostasis-in-inflammation-a-single-centre-prospective-observational-study-in-medical-inpatients
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Carl Chrobak, Jan Adam Sidler, Alix O'Meara, Sabine Schaedelin, Balthasar L Hug
AIMS OF THE STUDY: We aimed to assess a potential association of iron status with mortality and morbidity of inpatients with systemic inflammation. METHODS: This was a single centre prospective observational study. From April 2014 to October 2014, all consecutive medical inpatients aged >=18 years with a C-reactive protein value >5 mg/l on hospital admission were eligible for the study. We excluded pregnant women and patients with terminal renal insufficiency or past allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418893/locoregionally-recurrent-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-incidence-survival-prognostic-factors-and-treatment-outcomes
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Jer-Hwa Chang, Chia-Che Wu, Kevin Sheng-Po Yuan, Alexander T H Wu, Szu-Yuan Wu
PURPOSE: For locoregionally recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), appropriate therapeutic decisions remain unclear. We examined the treatment outcomes of a national cohort to determine suitable treatments for and prognostic factors in patients with locoregionally recurrent HNSCCs at different stages and sites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data of >20-year-old patients with HNSCC at American Joint Committee on Cancer clinical stages I-IV without metastasis from Taiwan National Health Insurance and cancer registry databases...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414758/early-dialysis-initiation-does-not-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-elderly-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Jae Yoon Park, Kyung Don Yoo, Yong Chul Kim, Dong Ki Kim, Kwon Wook Joo, Shin-Wook Kang, Chul Woo Yang, Nam-Ho Kim, Yong-Lim Kim, Chun-Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Jung Pyo Lee
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for initiating dialysis in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is controversial, especially in the elderly. METHODS: 665 patients ≥65 years old who began dialysis from August 2008 to February 2015 were prospectively enrolled in the Clinical Research Center for End-Stage Renal Disease cohort study. Participants were divided into 2 groups based on the median estimated glomerular filtration rate at the initiation of dialysis. Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to compare the overall survival rate, cardiovascular events, Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form 36 (KDQOL-36) results, Karnofsky performance scale values, Beck's depression inventory values, and subjective global assessments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413074/long-term-outcomes-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-postcardiotomy-shock
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Shao-Wei Chen, Feng-Chun Tsai, Yu-Sheng Lin, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Dong-Yi Chen, An-Hsun Chou, Tien-Hsing Chen
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a widely used technique for treating postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCS); however, no study has compared the long-term outcomes of patients who receive ECMO support for PCS with those of the general population post cardiac surgery. METHODS: A total of 1141 patients who received ECMO after cardiac surgery between 2000 and 2011 were identified by using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412065/comparative-effectiveness-of-trimodal-therapy-versus-radical-cystectomy-for-localized-muscle-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
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Thomas Seisen, Maxine Sun, Stuart R Lipsitz, Firas Abdollah, Jeffrey J Leow, Mani Menon, Mark A Preston, Lauren C Harshman, Adam S Kibel, Paul L Nguyen, Joaquim Bellmunt, Toni K Choueiri, Quoc-Dien Trinh
Given the lack of randomized evidence comparing trimodal therapy (TMT) to radical cystectomy (RC) for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB), we performed an observational cohort study to examine the comparative effectiveness of these two definitive treatments. Within the National Cancer Data Base (2004-2011),we identified 1257 (9.8%) and 11 586 (90.2%) patients who received TMT and RC, respectively. Inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)-adjusted Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that median overall survival (OS) was similar between the TMT (40 mo, 95% confidence interval [CI] 34-46) and RC groups (43 mo 95% CI 41-45; p=0...
April 12, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410285/comorbidities-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-pulmonary-rehabilitation-outcomes
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Pichapong Tunsupon, Ashima Lal, Mohammed Abo Khamis, M Jeffery Mador
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of comorbidities as potential predictors of the response to pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: The study included 165 patients with COPD with exercise limitations. Comorbidity was classified as cardiac, metabolic, orthopedic, behavioral health problems, or other diseases. Number of comorbidities was grouped as 0, 1, or ≥2. Outcomes were defined as improvement in exercise capacity (maximal exercise capacity, 6-minute walk test, and constant workload cycle exercise duration) and quality of life (Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408622/a-host-dependent-prognostic-model-for-elderly-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Katsuhiro Miura, Jun Konishi, Takaaki Miyake, Masanori Makita, Atsuko Hojo, Yasufumi Masaki, Masatoshi Uno, Jun Ozaki, Chikamasa Yoshida, Daigo Niiya, Koichi Kitazume, Yoshinobu Maeda, Jun Takizawa, Rika Sakai, Tomofumi Yano, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Kazutaka Sunami, Yasushi Hiramatsu, Kazutoshi Aoyama, Hideki Tsujimura, Jun Murakami, Yoshihiro Hatta, Masatoshi Kanno
BACKGROUND: Decision-making models for elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) are in great demand. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Society of Lymphoma Treatment in Japan (SoLT-J), in collaboration with the West-Japan Hematology and Oncology Group (West-JHOG), collected and retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of ≥65-year-old patients with DLBCL treated with R-CHOP from 19 sites across Japan to build an algorithm that can stratify adherence to R-CHOP...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406852/survivorship-after-high-energy-geriatric-trauma
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Ida Leah Gitajn, Renan Castillo, Stephen Breazeale, Carrie Schoonover, Peter Berger, Yanjie Huang, Nathan O'Hara, Robert V O'Toole, Marcus F Sciadini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate in-hospital, 1-year, and 5-year survivorship of geriatric patients after high-energy trauma, to compare survivorship of geriatric patients who sustained high-energy trauma with that of those who sustained low-energy trauma, and to identify predictors for mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Urban Level I trauma center. PATIENTS: Study group of 1849 patients with high-energy trauma and comparison group of 761 patients with low-energy trauma...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406793/population-level-incidence-and-predictors-of-surgically-induced-diabetes-and-exocrine-insufficiency-after-partial-pancreatic-resection
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Irmina A Elliott, Irene Epelboym, Megan Winner, John D Allendorf, Philip I Haigh
CONTEXT: Endocrine and exocrine insufficiency after partial pancreatectomy affect quality of life, cardiovascular health, and nutritional status. However, their incidence and predictors are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and predictors of new-onset diabetes and exocrine insufficiency after partial pancreatectomy. DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed 1165 cases of partial pancreatectomy, performed from 1998 to 2010, from a large population-based database...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406753/assessing-the-effect-of-preoperative-nutrition-on-upper-body-function-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-elective-abdominal-surgery
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Tarifin Sikder, Geva Maimon, Nadia Sourial, Mehdi Tahiri, Debby Teasdale, Paule Bernier, Shannon A Fraser, Sebastian Demyttenaere, Simon Bergman
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition among elderly surgical patients has been associated with poor postoperative outcomes and reduced functional status. Although previous studies have shown that nutrition contributes to patient outcomes, its long-term impact on functional status requires better characterization. This study examines the effect of nutrition on postoperative upper body function over time in elderly patients undergoing elective surgery. METHODS: This is a 2-year prospective study of elderly patients (≥70 years) undergoing elective abdominal surgery...
April 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406710/suboptimal-inspiratory-flow-rates-are-associated-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-all-cause-readmissions
#19
Chee H Loh, Stephen P Peters, Tina M Lovings, Jill A Ohar
RATIONALE: Dry powdered inhalers (DPIs) are prescribed after hospitalization for acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). Peak inspiratory flow (PIF) affects DPI delivery. OBJECTIVES: To study the impact of PIF on readmission after hospitalization for AECOPD. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of hospitalized patients, enrolled in an AECOPD care plan, was performed. Data analyzed included PIF, age, gender, length of stay, Charlson Comorbidity Index, COPD Assessment Test (CAT) and Modified Medical Research Council score, % predicted FEV1, FVC and inspiratory capacity (IC)...
April 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404800/racial-differences-in-statin-adherence-following-hospital-discharge-for-ischemic-stroke
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Karen C Albright, Hong Zhao, Justin Blackburn, Nita A Limdi, T Mark Beasley, George Howard, Vera Bittner, Virginia J Howard, Paul Muntner
OBJECTIVE: To compare nonadherence to statins in older black and white adults following an ischemic stroke. METHODS: We studied black and white adults ≥66 years of age with Medicare fee-for-service insurance coverage hospitalized for ischemic stroke from 2007 to 2012 who filled a statin prescription within 30 days following discharge. Nonadherence was defined as a proportion of days covered <80% in the 365 days following hospital discharge. In addition, we evaluated factors associated with nonadherence for white and black participants separately...
April 12, 2017: Neurology
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