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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346499/repeatability-and-agreement-of-visual-acuity-using-the-etdrs-number-chart-landolt-c-chart-or-etdrs-alphabet-chart-in-eyes-with-or-without-sight-threatening-diseases
#1
Voraporn Chaikitmongkol, Onnisa Nanegrungsunk, Direk Patikulsila, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Neil M Bressler
Importance: The Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) alphabet chart is not feasible for measuring best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) for individuals who are unfamiliar with the Roman alphabet. The ETDRS Landolt C chart is an alternative, but it may not reflect true BCVA among those with confusion between left and right. The ETDRS number chart might overcome these limitations, but little is known regarding its reliability. Objective: To evaluate repeatability and agreement of BCVA using the ETDRS number chart or Landolt C chart compared with ETDRS alphabet charts in healthy and diseased eyes...
January 18, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346471/use-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-mammographic-density-plus-classic-risk-factors-for-breast-cancer-risk-prediction
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Elke M van Veen, Adam R Brentnall, Helen Byers, Elaine F Harkness, Susan M Astley, Sarah Sampson, Anthony Howell, William G Newman, Jack Cuzick, D Gareth R Evans
Importance: Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have demonstrated an association with breast cancer susceptibility, but there is limited evidence on how to incorporate them into current breast cancer risk prediction models. Objective: To determine whether a panel of 18 SNPs (SNP18) may be used to predict breast cancer in combination with classic risk factors and mammographic density. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study enrolled a subcohort of 9363 women, aged 46 to 73 years, without a previous breast cancer diagnosis from the larger prospective cohort of the PROCAS study (Predicting Risk of Cancer at Screening) specifically to evaluate breast cancer risk-assessment methods...
January 18, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345844/assessing-hepatitis-c-spontaneous-clearance-and-understanding-associated-factors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Dewi Nur Aisyah, Laura Shallcross, Alice Jane Hully, Alastair O'Brien, Andrew Hayward
New advances in the treatment of hepatitis C provide high levels of sustained viral response but their expense limits availability in publicly funded health systems. The aim of this review is to estimate the proportion of patients who will spontaneously clear HCV and to identify factors that are associated with clearance, to support better targeting of directly acting antivirals. We searched Ovid Embase, Ovid Medline and Pubmed from 1st January 1994 to 30th June 2015 for studies reporting hepatitis C spontaneous clearance and/or demographic, clinical, and behavioural factors associated with clearance...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345750/mobility-trajectories-at-the-end-of-life-comparing-clinical-condition-and-latent-class-approaches
#4
June R Lunney, Steven M Albert, Robert Boudreau, Diane Ives, Suzanne Satterfield, Anne B Newman, Tamara Harris
OBJECTIVES: To assess mobility disability trajectories before death in a large sample of very old adults using two analytical approaches to determine how well they corresponded. DESIGN: Decedent sample from the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Data were collected between 1997 and 2015. SETTING: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Memphis, Tennessee. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals randomly selected from well-functioning white Medicare beneficiaries and all black community residents meeting age criteria (70-79) (N = 3,075)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344940/obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-for-women-intending-to-use-immersion-in-water-for-labour-and-birth-in-western-australia-2015-2016-a-retrospective-audit-of-clinical-outcomes
#5
Lucy Lewis, Yvonne L Hauck, Janice Butt, Janet Hornbuckle
BACKGROUND: Research supports water immersion for labour if women are healthy, with no obstetric or medical risk factors. AIMS: To evaluate the obstetric and neonatal outcomes of women intending to use immersion in water for labour or birth. METHODS: Retrospective audit of clinical outcomes for women intending to labour or birth in water conducted between July 2015 and June 2016, at a tertiary maternity hospital in Western Australia. Obstetric and neonatal data were collected from medical records...
January 17, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344612/association-of-disease-severity-with-skin-microbiome-and-filaggrin-gene-mutations-in-adult-atopic-dermatitis
#6
Maja-Lisa Clausen, Tove Agner, Berit Lilje, Sofie M Edslev, Thor Bech Johannesen, Paal Skytt Andersen
Importance: Skin microbiome correlates with disease severity for lesional and nonlesional skin, indicating a global influence of atopic dermatitis (AD). A relation between skin microbiome and filaggrin gene (FLG) mutations proposes a possible association between skin microbiome and host genetics. Objectives: To assess skin and nasal microbiome diversity and composition in patients with AD and compare with healthy controls, and to investigate the microbiome in relation to disease severity and FLG mutations in patients with AD...
January 17, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344569/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-with-an-over-the-scope-clip-device-ftrd-in-the-colorectum-results-from-a-university-tertiary-referral-center
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Francesco Vitali, Andreas Naegel, Juergen Siebler, Markus F Neurath, Timo Rath
Background and study aims:  The full-thickness resection device (FTRD) represents a novel endoscopic treatment method for lesions unresectable with conventional endoscopic techniques. The overall aim of this study was to evaluate technical success and in toto resection rates, recurrence rates, as well as immediate or late complications in patients who underwent polyp removal with the FTRD. Patients and methods:  Data from a prospectively collected database of 12 patients who underwent 13 over-the-scope clip-based full-thickness resections between June 2015 and June 2017 were analyzed...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344563/the-use-of-fully-covered-self-expanding-metallic-stents-for-intraprocedural-management-of-post-sphincterotomy-perforations-a-single-center-study-with-video
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Guru Trikudanathan, Patrick Hoversten, Mustafa A Arain, Rajeev Attam, Martin L Freeman, Stuart K Amateau
Background and study aims : Management of post-sphincterotomy perforations is variable, with some patients managed conservatively and other requiring surgery. Fully-covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMs) have been used in the past, but data is limited. The aim of this study was to report the clinical characteristics and outcomes following placement of anchored FCSEMSs for the immediate management of post-sphincterotomy perforation. Patients and methods : All patients undergoing an ERCP procedure between June 2011 and December 2015 at our institution were reviewed for post-sphincterotomy perforation...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344270/lenvatinib-in-advanced-radioiodine-refractory-thyroid-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-swiss-lenvatinib-named-patient-program
#9
Catharina Balmelli, Nikola Railic, Marco Siano, Kristin Feuerlein, Richard Cathomas, Valerie Cristina, Christiane Güthner, Stefan Zimmermann, Sabine Weidner, Miklos Pless, Frank Stenner, Sacha I Rothschild
Purpose: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) accounts for approximately 95% of thyroid carcinomas. In the metastatic RAI-refractory disease, chemotherapy has very limited efficacy and is associated with substantial toxicity. With increasing knowledge of the molecular pathogenesis of DTC, novel targeted therapies have been developed. Lenvatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) with promising clinical activity based on the randomized phase III SELECT trial. In Switzerland, a Named Patient Program (NPP) was installed to bridge the time gap to Swissmedic approval...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344163/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-parathyroid-carcinoma-a-retrospective-review-of-234-cases
#10
Peisong Wang, Shuai Xue, Shuo Wang, Zhi Lv, Xianying Meng, Guimin Wang, Wei Meng, Jia Liu, Guang Chen
Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is one of the rarest known types of cancer and has a moderate prognosis, with estimated 5- and 10-year overall survival rates between 78-85% and between 49-70%, respectively. To raise awareness of this disease, and to optimize its diagnosis, clinical management and prognosis, the present study retrospectively reviewed 234 cases of PC. A total of 226 cases of PC, which were archived between 1984 and 2015 in the three major databases of the Chinese population, were retrieved and pooled with the 8 cases diagnosed and treated at the Department of Thyroid Surgery of The First Hospital of Jilin University (Changchun, China) between June 2008 and December 2015...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344141/the-expression-of-s100b-protein-in-serum-of-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-clinical-significance
#11
Shanling Mu, Hong Ma, Jun Shi, Dezhi Zhen
The objective of the present study was to investigate the expression of S100B protein in serum of patients with brain metastases from small cell lung cancer (SCLC), and its clinical significance. A total of 138 patients with SCLC were selected from June 2013 to December 2015. Simultaneously, 138 healthy adult volunteers (healthy controls) were selected in the medical examination center of People's Hospital of Rizhao. Among the 138 patients with SCLC, 48 had liver metastases and 44 had brain metastases. Of the remaining 46 patients, 20 were initially diagnosed with SCLC and 26 underwent surgery and postoperative chemotherapy...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344046/relationship-between-spiritual-intelligence-with-happiness-and-fear-of-childbirth-in-iranian-pregnant-women
#12
Sedigheh Abdollahpour, Ahmad Khosravi
Background: Spiritual intelligence is a person's ability to feel a connection to a higher power and a sacred entity. With regard to its relation with happiness, it can have an important effect on the mental health of pregnant women. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between spiritual intelligence and happiness and fear of childbirth in pregnant women. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 245 low-risk pregnant women from June till September 2015...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343824/human-papillomavirus-prophylactic-vaccination-improves-reproductive-outcome-in-infertile-patients-with-hpv-semen-infection-a-retrospective-study
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Andrea Garolla, Luca De Toni, Alberto Bottacin, Umberto Valente, Maurizio De Rocco Ponce, Andrea Di Nisio, Carlo Foresta
In this study we aimed to evaluate the effect on reproductive outcome of HPV vaccination in male subjects of infertile couples with HPV semen infection. In this single-center study, we retrospectively enrolled 151 infertile couples with detection of HPV in semen, attending our Hospital Unit of Andrology between January 2013 and June 2015, counseled to receive adjuvant HPV vaccination. Seventy-nine accepted vaccination (vaccine group) whilst 72 did not (control group). Our protocol of follow-up, aimed to evaluate HPV viral clearance, consisted in semen analysis, INNO-LiPA and FISH for HPV in semen cells after 6 and 12 months from basal evaluation...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343263/knowledge-use-and-disuse-of-unconventional-food-plants
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Mayana Lacerda Leal, Rubana Palhares Alves, Natalia Hanazaki
BACKGROUND: People's diets are usually restricted to a small number of plant species, even in regions with great diversity. We investigated the knowledge of residents in Ribeirão da Ilha, a district of Florianópolis (Santa Catarina, Brazil), about unconventional food plants (UFP). We report the UFP of the region, the parts used, the methods of processing, and the reasons for reduced use or even lack of use. METHODS: From June 2014 to January 2015, we interviewed 26 long-established residents and made free listings of plant resources in the region...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343034/-a-study-on-the-effects-and-safety-of-sequential-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygenation-therapy-on-the-copd-patients-after-extubation
#15
J C Zhang, F X Wu, L L Meng, C Y Zeng, Y Q Lu
Objective: To investigate and compare the effect and safety of nasal high-flow oxygen therapy (HFNCO) and noninvasive ventilation (NIV) therapy after extubation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: All COPD patients subjected to mechanical ventilation in the Emergency Intensive Unit of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University during January 2015 to June 2016 were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups after extubation and HFNCO and NIV were adopted on each group respectively...
January 9, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340724/the-role-of-surgery-in-treating-resectable-limited-disease-of-esophageal-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#16
Han-Yu Deng, Gang Li, Jun Luo, Xin-Rui Li, Guha Alai, Yi-Dan Lin
BACKGROUND: Esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) is a rare malignant tumor. The role of surgery in resectable limited disease of esophageal NEC remains unclear. How to select a specific group of limited disease of esophageal NEC who might benefit from surgery remains to be answered. METHODS: Patients undergoing esophagectomy for resectable limited disease of esophageal NEC in our department from January 2007 to June 2015 were analyzed. TNM staging system was applied to describe those patients, and according to their different long-term prognosis after surgery, those patients were subgrouped into surgery response limited disease (SRLD) group and surgery non-response limited disease (SNRLD) group...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340676/effect-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-vs-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-on-weight-loss-at-5-years-among-patients-with-morbid-obesity-the-sleevepass-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Paulina Salminen, Mika Helmiö, Jari Ovaska, Anne Juuti, Marja Leivonen, Pipsa Peromaa-Haavisto, Saija Hurme, Minna Soinio, Pirjo Nuutila, Mikael Victorzon
Importance: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for treatment of morbid obesity has increased substantially despite the lack of long-term results compared with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Objective: To determine whether laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are equivalent for weight loss at 5 years in patients with morbid obesity. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Sleeve vs Bypass (SLEEVEPASS) multicenter, multisurgeon, open-label, randomized clinical equivalence trial was conducted from March 2008 until June 2010 in Finland...
January 16, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339097/safety-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-venetoclax-with-decitabine-or-azacitidine-in-elderly-patients-with-previously-untreated-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-1b-study
#18
Courtney D DiNardo, Keith W Pratz, Anthony Letai, Brian A Jonas, Andrew H Wei, Michael Thirman, Martha Arellano, Mark G Frattini, Hagop Kantarjian, Relja Popovic, Brenda Chyla, Tu Xu, Martin Dunbar, Suresh K Agarwal, Rod Humerickhouse, Mack Mabry, Jalaja Potluri, Marina Konopleva, Daniel A Pollyea
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients (aged ≥65 years) with acute myeloid leukaemia have poor outcomes and no effective standard-of-care therapy exists. Treatment with hypomethylating agents such as azacitidine and decitabine is common, but responses are modest and typically short-lived. The oral anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma 2 protein inhibitor, venetoclax, has shown promising single-agent activity in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia and preclinical data suggested synergy between hypomethylating agents and venetoclax, which led to this combination phase 1b study...
January 12, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338591/association-between-health-status-and-sociodemographic-clinical-and-treatment-disparities-in-the-patient-centered-outcomes-related-to-treatment-practices-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-investigating-trajectories-portrait-registry
#19
Adam M Noyes, J Dawn Abbott, Kensey Gosch, Kim Smolderen, John A Spertus, Omar Hyder, Peter Soukas, Mehdi H Shishehbor, Herbert D Aronow
Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication (IC) have impaired functional status and quality of life. However, little is known about which factors are associated with poorer health status at the time of initial presentation for PAD specialty care. Characterization of such features might provide insight into disparities that impact health status in this population. A total of 1258 patients from the United States, the Netherlands and Australia with new or worsened IC were enrolled at their first PAD specialty care visit between June 2011 and December 2015...
January 1, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338137/morphological-embryo-selection-an-elective-single-embryo-transfer-proposal
#20
Francisco Parera Déniz, Carlos Encinas, Jorge La Fuente
OBJECTIVE: To describe a patient selection method for elective single embryo transfer (eSET), emphasizing inclusion criteria and results. METHODS: This retrospective study included all cases seen in a private clinic between June 2011 and December 2016, in La Paz, Bolivia (3600 meters above sea level). Elective single embryo transfer was the method of choice in 34 IVF/ICSI cycles, all in the blastocyst stage. Gardner's blastocyst classification criteria were used...
January 17, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
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