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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432895/predictive-ability-of-visit-to-visit-variability-in-hba1c-and-systolic-blood-pressure-for-the-development-of-microalbuminuria-and-retinopathy-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes
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Toshiko Takao, Machi Suka, Hiroyuki Yanagisawa, Yutaka Matsuyama, Yasuhiko Iwamoto
AIMS: We explored whether visit-to-visit variability in both glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) simultaneously predicted the development of microalbuminuria and retinopathy, and whether the predictive ability of these measurements changed according to mean HbA1c and SBP levels in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted on 243 type 2 diabetes patients with normoalbuminuria and 486 without retinopathy at the first visit and within 1year thereafter...
April 7, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431124/childhood-vaccinations-and-risk-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-children
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Signe Holst Søegaard, Klaus Rostgaard, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Marie Hargreave, Henrik Hjalgrim, Anders Hviid
Background: It has been proposed that childhood vaccinations protect against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in children by modulation of future responses to common infections in childhood. However, the available studies provide inconsistent findings, and population-based cohort studies with longitudinal information on vaccinations are lacking. Methods: In a register-based cohort of all children born in Denmark from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 2008, followed up until age 15 years or 31 December 2009 ( n  = 1 225 404), we evaluated exposure to childhood vaccination and risk of childhood ALL, including information on ALL subtypes...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431075/wilkoff-bl-et-al-2015-hrs-ehra-aphrs-solaece-expert-consensus-statement-on-optimal-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-programming-and-testing
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April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431074/european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-consensus-document-on-the-management-of-supraventricular-arrhythmias-endorsed-by-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad-latinoamericana-de-estimulaci%C3%A3-n-cardiaca-y-electrofisiologia
#4
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430901/synergistic-effect-between-ischaemic-heart-disease-and-common-mental-disorders-and-the-risk-of-premature-exit-from-the-labour-market-a-nationwide-register-based-study-from-sweden
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Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Torbjörn Ivert, Marjan Vaez, Thomas Ernst Dorner
Aims: Common mental disorders i.e. depressive and anxiety disorders (CMD) are frequent comorbid conditions in individuals with ischaemic heart disease (IHD). Still, their effect on preterm exit from the labour market [i.e. disability pension (DP)] in individuals with IHD has to date not been scrutinized. The aim of this study was to investigate the separate and joint effect of IHD and CMD on the risk of DP for women and men of working age. Material and methods: This population-based cohort study included all non-pensioned 4 823 069 individuals, registered as living in Sweden 31 December 2004 and then 16-64 years of age...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430890/acceptability-comparison-between-hawley-retainers-and-vacuum-formed-retainers-in-orthodontic-adult-patients-a-single-centre-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammed Saleh, Mohammad Y Hajeer, Dieter Muessig
Background: Hawley retainers (HRs) and vacuum formed retainers (VFRs) are the most commonly used removable retainers in the orthodontic practice. Patients' cooperation in wearing these appliances is affected by the levels of discomfort and oral impairment. The evidence regarding their acceptably among orthodontic patients is limited. Aims: To compare the acceptability of HRs and VFRs over a 6-month period in a group of fixed orthodontic patients. Trial Design: Two-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430598/prognostic-significance-of-satb1-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Sheng Zhang, Yi Xin Tong, Xiang Shang Xu, Hui Lin, Teng Fei Chao
BACKGROUND: The special AT-rich sequence-binding proteins 1 (SATB1) is a major regulator involved in cell differentiation. It has been shown that SATB1 acts as an oncogenic regulator. The clinical and prognostic significance of SATB1 in gastrointestinal cancer remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to elucidate the impact of SATB1 in gastrointestinal cancer. RESULTS: A total of 3174 gastrointestinal cancer patients from 15 studies were included...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428339/association-between-body-size-weight-change-and-depression-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sun Jae Jung, Hyung-Taek Woo, Sooyoung Cho, Kyounghoon Park, Seokhun Jeong, Yu Jin Lee, Daehee Kang, Aesun Shin
BackgroundThe association between body size, weight change and depression has not been systematically summarised, especially for individuals who are underweight.AimsTo conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis to examine the association between indices of body size, weight change and depression.MethodA total of 183 studies were selected. Fully adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs) were extracted. A total of 76 studies contributed to data synthesis with a random-effect model, and subgroup analyses were conducted to evaluate the effect of potential moderators...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427514/triplet-versus-doublet-combination-regimens-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-analysis-of-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Zhiqiang Sun, Fang Zheng, Suwan Wu, Yanjuan Liu, Hehe Guo, Yichen Liu
During the past decades, several prospective trials had been conducted to assess the efficacy and toxicities of triplet versus doublet combination regimens for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), but the results were controversial. We thus performed a systematic literature search to identify relevant trials. Summary hazard ratios (HRs), relative risks (RRs), and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) were calculated. A total of 3197 RRMM patients were included for analysis. The pooled results demonstrated that triplet combination therapies significantly improve OS (HR 0...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427222/prognostic-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-bladder-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Chenkui Miao, Chao Liang, Jundong Zhu, Aiming Xu, Kai Zhao, Yibo Hua, Jianzhong Zhang, Wei Chen, Chuanjian Suo, Chao Zhang, Yiyang Liu, Shifeng Su, Zengjun Wang
Recent studies have shown that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) might be a biomarker for predicting outcomes of bladder cancer. However, the prognostic value of overexpression of MMPs in bladder cancer is debatable and the studies are inconsistent. Therefore, this meta-analysis was performed to clarify the specific association and prognostic value of overexpression of MMPs in bladder carcinoma. Relevant studies were identified by searching PubMed, EMBASE, and the Web of Science. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for disease-specific survival (DSS), overall survival (OS), disease/recurrence-free survival (DFS/RFS), and progression/metastasis-free survival (PFS/MFS) were analyzed to determine the prognostic value of MMPs...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426561/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-trauma
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Benjamin N Jacobs, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, Jill L Jakubus, Judy N Mikhail, John J Fath, Scott E Regenbogen, Mark R Hemmila
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in trauma patients. Pharmacologic prophylaxis is utilized in trauma patients to reduce their risk of a VTE event. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma guidelines recommend use of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) as the preferred agent in these patients. However, there is literature suggesting that unfractionated heparin (UFH) is an acceptable, and less costly, alternative VTE prophylaxis agent with equivalent efficacy in trauma patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425931/chocolate-consumption-and-risk-of-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Fei Gong, Shuyuan Yao, Jing Wan, Xuedong Gan
Epidemiological studies have shown inconsistent findings on the association between chocolate consumption and risk of heart failure (HF). We, therefore, performed a meta-analysis of prospective studies to determine the role of chocolate intake in the prevention of HF. We searched databases of PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus through December 2016 and scrutinized the reference lists of relevant literatures to identify eligible studies. Study-specific hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were aggregated using random effect models...
April 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425222/class-iii-antiarrhythmic-drugs-amiodarone-and-dronedarone-impair-kir-2-1-backward-trafficking
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Yuan Ji, Hiroki Takanari, Muge Qile, Lukas Nalos, Marien J C Houtman, Fee L Romunde, Raimond Heukers, Paul M P van Bergen En Henegouwen, Marc A Vos, Marcel A G van der Heyden
Drug-induced ion channel trafficking disturbance can cause cardiac arrhythmias. The subcellular level at which drugs interfere in trafficking pathways is largely unknown. KIR 2.1 inward rectifier channels, largely responsible for the cardiac inward rectifier current (IK1 ), are degraded in lysosomes. Amiodarone and dronedarone are class III antiarrhythmics. Chronic use of amiodarone, and to a lesser extent dronedarone, causes serious adverse effects to several organs and tissue types, including the heart. Both drugs have been described to interfere in the late-endosome/lysosome system...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424189/diagnostic-criteria-for-severe-acute-malnutrition-among-infants-aged-under-6-mo
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Martha Mwangome, Moses Ngari, Greg Fegan, Neema Mturi, Mohammed Shebe, Evasius Bauni, James A Berkley
Background: There is an increasing recognition of malnutrition among infants under 6 mo of age (U6M). Current diagnosis criteria use weight-for-length z scores (WLZs), but the 2006 WHO standards exclude infants shorter than 45 cm. In older children, midupper arm circumference (MUAC) predicts mortality better than does WLZ. Outcomes may also be influenced by exposure to HIV and size or gestational age at birth. Diagnostic thresholds for WLZ, MUAC, and other indexes have not been fully evaluated against mortality risk among U6M infants...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424183/biomarker-calibrated-nutrient-intake-and-healthy-diet-index-associations-with-mortality-risks-among-older-and-frail-women-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Oleg Zaslavsky, Shira Zelber-Sagi, James R Hebert, Susan E Steck, Nitin Shivappa, Fred K Tabung, Michael D Wirth, Yunqi Bu, James M Shikany, Tonya Orchard, Robert B Wallace, Linda Snetselaar, Lesley F Tinker
Background: Although studies to date have confirmed the association between nutrition and frailty, the impact of dietary intake and dietary patterns on survivorship in those with frailty is yet to be examined in a well-powered cohort with validated frailty status. Moreover, previous studies were limited by measurement error from dietary self-reports.Objective: We derived biomarker-calibrated dietary energy and protein intakes to address dietary self-report error. Using these data, we then evaluated the association of mortality in older women with frailty and dietary intake and healthy diet indexes, such as the alternate Mediterranean Diet (aMED), the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) score, and the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII)...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423365/preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-predictor-of-survival-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Zhuo Yang, Jia-Hui Gu, Cui-Shan Guo, Xin-Hui Li, Wen-Chao Yang
Inflammation plays an important role in the development and progression of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, no meta-analysis has comprehensively and quantitatively investigated the prognostic value of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in EOC patients. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to quantify the prognostic impact of this biomarker. We searched the PubMed and Web of Science databases from their inception through December 31, 2016, and examined observational studies evaluating the association of preoperative NLR with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of EOC patients...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422915/enteral-tranexamic-acid-attenuates-vasopressor-resistance-and-changes-in-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-expression-in-hemorrhagic-shock
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Marco Santamaria, Federico Aletti, Joyce B Li, Aaron Tan, Monica Chang, Jessica Leon, Geert W Schmid-Schönbein, Erik B Kistler
BACKGROUND: Irreversible hemorrhagic shock is characterized by hyporesponsiveness to vasopressor and fluid therapy. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms that contribute to this phenomenon. Previous studies have shown that decreased intestinal perfusion in hemorrhagic shock leads to proteolytically-mediated increases in gut permeability, with subsequent egress of vasoactive substances systemically. Maintenance of blood pressure is achieved in part by α1 receptor modulation, which may be affected by vasoactive factors; we thus hypothesized that decreases in hemodynamic stability and vasopressor response in shock can be prevented by enteral protease inhibition...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422904/a-comparison-of-prognosis-calculators-for-geriatric-trauma-a-p-a-l-li-a-t-e-consortium-study
#18
Tarik D Madni, Akpofure Peter Ekeh, Scott C Brakenridge, Karen J Brasel, Bellal Joseph, Kenji Inaba, Brandon R Bruns, Jeffrey D Kerby, Joseph Cuschieri, M Jane Mohler, Paul A Nakonezny, Audra Clark, Jonathan Imran, Steven E Wolf, M Elizabeth Paulk, Ramona L Rhodes, Herb A Phelan
BACKGROUND: The nine-center PALLIATE consortium has validated the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score (GTOS) as a prognosis calculator for injured elders. We compared GTOS' performance to that of the Trauma Injury Severity Score (TRISS) in a multicenter sample. METHODS: Three PALLIATE centers not submitting subjects to the GTOS validation study identified subjects aged 65 to 102 yrs admitted from 2000-2013. GTOS was specified using the formula [GTOS = age + (ISS x 2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422536/impact-of-lifestyle-strategies-on-longer-term-physical-activity-and-weight
#19
Margaret P Lott, Andrea Kriska, Emma Barinas-Mitchell, Li Wang, Kristi Storti, Daniel G Winger, Molly Conroy
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle interventions promote increased physical activity (PA) and weight loss; however, relapse to sedentary behavior and weight regain are common. METHODS: We analyzed baseline and 24-month data from participants in the Slow the Adverse Vascular Effects (SAVE) study. SAVE included an 18-month behavioral intervention. At 24 months, participants completed a survey about lifestyle strategies used in past six months. PA levels were assessed with the Modifiable Activity Questionnaire...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420881/reduced-biological-effect-of-e-cigarette-aerosol-compared-to-cigarette-smoke-evaluated-in-vitro-using-normalized-nicotine-dose-and-rna-seq-based-toxicogenomics
#20
Linsey E Haswell, Andrew Baxter, Anisha Banerjee, Ivan Verrastro, Jessica Mushonganono, Jason Adamson, David Thorne, Marianna Gaça, Emmanuel Minet
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) use has increased globally and could potentially offer a lower risk alternative to cigarette smoking. Here, we assessed the transcriptional response of a primary 3D airway model acutely exposed to e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette (3R4F) smoke. Aerosols were generated with standard intense smoking regimens with careful consideration for dose by normalizing the exposures to nicotine. Two e-cigarette aerosol dilutions were tested for equivalent and higher nicotine delivery compared to 3R4F...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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