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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425767/chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-treatment-results
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Martin Kirk Christensen, Phillip Fischer Freeman, Jeppe Groendal Rasmussen, Anton Boel Villadsen, Bent Raungaard, Svend Eggert Jensen, Leif Thuesen
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and procedural coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) treatment results in a Nordic PCI centre during the implementation of a CTO treatment program. DESIGN: In a retrospective registry study, we assessed; (1) indication for the procedure, (2) Canadian Cardiovascular Society angina pectoris score (CCS)/New York Heart Association (NYHA) heart failure score, (3) lesion complexity and (4) adverse events during hospital stay and three months following the index procedure...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425589/national-rates-of-uterine-rupture-are-not-associated-with-rates-of-previous-caesarean-delivery-results-from-the-nordic-obstetric-surveillance-study
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Lotte B Colmorn, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Maija Jakobsson, Anna-Maija Tapper, Mika Gissler, Pelle G Lindqvist, Karin Källen, Karin Gottvall, Kari Klungsøyr, Per Bøhrdahl, Ragnhild I Bjarnadóttir, Lone Krebs
BACKGROUND: Previous caesarean delivery and intended mode of delivery after caesarean are well-known individual risk factors for uterine rupture. We examined if different national rates of uterine rupture are associated with differences in national rates of previous caesarean delivery and intended mode of delivery after a previous caesarean delivery. METHODS: This study is an ecological study based on data from a retrospective cohort in the Nordic countries. Data on uterine rupture were collected prospectively in each country as part of the Nordic obstetric surveillance study and included 91% of all Nordic deliveries...
April 20, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424186/circulating-concentrations-of-biomarkers-and-metabolites-related-to-vitamin-status-one-carbon-and-the-kynurenine-pathways-in-us-nordic-asian-and-australian-populations
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Øivind Midttun, Despoina Theofylaktopoulou, Adrian McCann, Anouar Fanidi, David C Muller, Klaus Meyer, Arve Ulvik, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yong-Bing Xiang, Ross Prentice, Cynthia A Thomson, Mary Pettinger, Graham G Giles, Allison Hodge, Qiuyin Cai, William J Blot, Jie Wu, Mikael Johansson, Johan Hultdin, Kjell Grankvist, Victoria L Stevens, Marjorie L McCullough, Stephanie J Weinstein, Demetrius Albanes, Arnulf Langhammer, Kristian Hveem, Marit Næss, Howard D Sesso, J Michael Gaziano, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Gianluca Severi, Xuehong Zhang, Jiali Han, Meir J Stampfer, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Loic le Marchand, Jian-Min Yuan, Lesley M Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Renwei Wang, Yu-Tang Gao, Ulrika Ericson, Emily Sonestedt, Regina G Ziegler, Neal D Freedman, Kala Visvanathan, Miranda R Jones, Caroline Relton, Paul Brennan, Mattias Johansson, Per M Ueland
Background: Circulating concentrations of biomarkers that are related to vitamin status vary by factors such as diet, fortification, and supplement use. Published biomarker concentrations have also been influenced by the variation across laboratories, which complicates a comparison of results from different studies.Objective: We robustly and comprehensively assessed differences in biomarkers that are related to vitamin status across geographic regions.Design: The trial was a cross-sectional study in which we investigated 38 biomarkers that are related to vitamin status and one-carbon and tryptophan metabolism in serum and plasma from 5314 healthy control subjects representing 20 cohorts recruited from the United States, Nordic countries, Asia, and Australia, participating in the Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423235/hepatic-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-during-maintenance-therapy-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-associated-with-continuous-asparaginase-therapy-and-mercaptopurine-metabolites
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Linea Natalie Toksvang, Silvia De Pietri, Stine N Nielsen, Jacob Nersting, Birgitte K Albertsen, Peder S Wehner, Steen Rosthøj, Päivi M Lähteenmäki, Daniel Nilsson, Tove A Nystad, Kathrine Grell, Thomas L Frandsen, Kjeld Schmiegelow
BACKGROUND: Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) during treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has mainly been associated with 6-thioguanine. The occurrence of several SOS cases after the introduction of extended pegylated asparaginase (PEG-asparaginase) therapy in the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) ALL2008 protocol led us to hypothesize that PEG-asparaginase, combined with other drugs, may trigger SOS during 6-thioguanine-free maintenance therapy...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419217/shock-efficacy-of-single-and-dual-coil-electrodes-new-insights-from-the-nordic-icd-trial
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Dietmar Bänsch, Hendrik Bonnemeier, Johan Brandt, Frank Bode, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Oliver Ritter, Johannes Aring, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Ralph Schneider, Angelika Felk, Tino Hauser, Anika Buchholz, Gerhard Hindricks, Karl Wegscheider
Aims: Dual coil (DC) electrodes are preferred to single coil (SC) electrodes because of an assumed higher shock efficacy. However, DC-electrodes may be associated with an increased difficulty and risk of lead extraction. We aimed to compare SC- and DC-electrodes with respect to the first shock efficacy (FSE) after implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Methods and results: One thousand and seventy-seven patients of the NORDIC ICD trial were randomly assigned to first time ICD implantation with or without defibrillation (DF) testing...
April 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418710/lung-cancer-guidelines-in-sweden-denmark-norway-and-finland-a-comparison
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Niels Lyhne Christensen, Antti Jekunen, Sebastian Heinonen, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Torben Riis Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: The Nordic countries are similar in terms of demographics and health care organization. Yet there are marked differences in lung cancer mortality, for which Denmark historically has had the poorest outcome. One of several possible reasons for these differences could have to do with how lung cancer is diagnosed and treated in the different Nordic countries. However, among the four most populous Nordic countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, there is a paucity of knowledge about differences and similarities in recommendations in the national guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the methodology by which the guidelines are developed...
April 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416996/the-relationship-between-the-development-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-body-mass-index-and-academic-stress-in-bahraini-university-students
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Sayed A Tantawy, Asma Abdul Rahman, Maryam Abdul Ameer
BACKGROUND: There are many mechanisms in which stress can lead to weight gain thus high a BMI. The endocrine and inflammatory pathway can directly increase abdominal adiposity. Another way in which stress leads to weight gain is through changes in health behaviors. The study aimed to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among healthy students of Ahlia University, and to determine the relationship between the development of MSDs and academic stressors and body mass index...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413639/calprotectin-in-serum-and-zonulin-in-serum-and-feces-are-elevated-after-introduction-of-a-diet-with-lower-carbohydrate-content-and-higher-fiber-fat-and-protein-contents
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Bodil Ohlsson, Bodil Roth, Ewa Larsson, Peter Höglund
Calprotectin is a marker of inflammation and zonulin is a marker of intestinal permeability. Diets with lower carbohydrate content and higher contents of fat, fiber and protein, e.g., Okinawan-based diet, are considered to reduce inflammation and intestinal permeability. The aim of the present study was to evaluate calprotectin and zonulin levels in serum and feces after intervention with an Okinawan-based Nordic diet. Thirty patients (17 women) with type 2 diabetes, mean age 57.5±8.2 years, BMI 29.9±4.1 kg/m(2), were served the diet during 12 weeks, and were followed for another 16 weeks...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409765/effects-of-patient-handling-and-individual-factors-on-the-prevalence-of-low-back-pain-among-nursing-personnel
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Seyed Ehsan Samaei, Maryam Mostafaee, Hasanali Jafarpoor, Majid Bagheri Hosseinabadi
BACKGROUND: Patient transfer is one of the main tasks of nursing personnel; it imposes compressive and shear forces on nurses' lower spine. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Low Back Pains (LBPs), risk factors in the incidence of such disorders, and patient transfer risk assessment among nursing personnel. METHODS: This study was carried out on 243 randomly selected nursing personnel who played a role in transferring the patients (58 wards)...
April 12, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408094/factors-associated-with-pharmacy-students-attitudes-towards-learning-communication-skills-a-study-among-nordic-pharmacy-students
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Karin Svensberg, Ragnhild Eek Brandlistuen, Ingunn Björnsdottir, Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong
INTRODUCTION: Good communication skills are essential for pharmacy students to help patients with their medicines. Students' attitudes towards communication skills learning will influence their willingness to engage in communication training, and their skills when dealing with patients later on in their professional life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore Nordic pharmacy students' attitudes to communication skills learning, and the associations between those attitudes and various student characteristics...
March 28, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400959/is-a-diet-low-in-greenhouse-gas-emissions-a-nutritious-diet-analyses-of-self-selected-diets-in-the-lifegene-study
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Katarina Bälter, Camilla Sjörs, Arvid Sjölander, Christopher Gardner, Fredrik Hedenus, Annika Tillander
BACKGROUND: Climate change is an urgent global issue and the food sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE). Here we study if a diet low in GHGE could be a nutritious diet compared to the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR). METHODS: The environmental impact of foods from Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data was linked to a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) filled out by 5,364 participants in the Swedish LifeGene study. Thereafter, we calculated the daily emission of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) as well as the intake of selected nutrients associated with vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy products...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399912/the-challenges-of-military-medical-education-and-training-for-physicians-and-nurses-in-the-nordic-countries-an-interview-study
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Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: Development and use of e-learning has not taken place to the same extent in military medicine in the Nordic countries. The aim was to explore the similarities and differences in education and training in military medicine for health professionals in the Nordic countries, and more specifically to identify the specific challenges regarding education and training of military medicine, and how e-learning is used at present and the opportunities for the future. METHODS: Key educators within military medicine in the Nordic countries, as approved by the respective Surgeons General, were interviewed and the interviews were analyzed using content analysis...
April 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399112/cetuximab-in-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-final-survival-analyses-and-extended-ras-data-from-the-nordic-vii-study
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Tormod Kyrre Guren, Maria Thomsen, Elin H Kure, Halfdan Sorbye, Bengt Glimelius, Per Pfeiffer, Pia Österlund, Fridbjörn Sigurdsson, Inger Marie Bowitz Lothe, Astrid Marie Dalsgaard, Eva Skovlund, Thoralf Christoffersen, Kjell Magne Tveit
BACKGROUND: The NORDIC-VII study is a randomised phase III trial of cetuximab plus continuous or intermittent fluorouracil, folinic acid, and oxaliplatin (Nordic FLOX) vs FLOX alone in first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. The present report presents an updated and final survival analysis with BRAF and extended RAS mutational status, 5 years after the primary analysis. METHODS: A total of 566 patients were included in the intention-to-treat (ITT) population of the NORDIC-VII study...
April 11, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398406/-cetuximab-in-association-with-an-oxaliplatin-based-chemotherapy-as-first-line-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Fausto Petrelli, Antonio Ghidini, Alberto Zaniboni
The combination of cetuximab with an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy is becoming a consolidate standard as first line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer in RAS wild type patients either in the neoadjuvant setting or in the continuum of care of never resectable disease. Available evidence from clinical trials (not considering regimens containing capecitabine or bolus 5-Fu, as in the COIN and NORDIC study, respectively) has clearly outlined the safety and the efficacy of the combination of FOLFOX and cetuximab...
March 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390125/impact-of-early-childhood-caries-and-its-treatment-under-general-anesthesia-on-orofacial-function-and-quality-of-life-a-prospective-comparative-study
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V Collado, H Pichot, C Delfosse, C Eschevins, E Nicolas, M Hennequin
BACKGROUND: Early Childhood Caries (ECC) has become a major public health concern worldwide, mostly affecting children from disadvantaged families in increasingly severe forms. This condition has been frequently reported to alter children's nutrition, growth and general development. It negatively impacts their quality of life, through painful episodes and severe eating difficulties. While this period is crucial for oral praxes development, the impact of dental state on oro-facial functions is poorly documented...
April 8, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389159/validation-of-the-ezrin-ck20-and-ki-67-as-potential-predictive-markers-for-bcg-instillation-therapy-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Per-Uno Malmström, Tammer Hemdan, Ulrika Segersten
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to try to validate 3 promising predictive biomarkers in a database based on prospective trials comparing bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) with mitomycin-C and a combination of epirubicin and interferon, respectively. BACKGROUND: The most common form of bladder cancer is non-muscle-invasive tumors treated initially with transurethral resection. Unfortunately more than half recur and some also progress. Consequently, an attempt to prevent poor outcome is frequently made by intravesical instillations either by chemo- or immunotherapy...
April 4, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382519/variability-in-the-production-of-tannins-and-other-polyphenols-in-cell-cultures-of-12-nordic-plant-species
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Jussi Suvanto, Liisa Nohynek, Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, Heiko Rischer, Juha-Pekka Salminen, Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä
The polyphenol profiles of 18 cell cultures from 12 plant species were screened. The detected polyphenol fingerprints were diverse and differed from polyphenol profiles typically found in corresponding plant species. Cell cultures originating from 12 different plant species growing or grown in the Nordic countries were screened for their ability to synthesize polyphenols to assess their suitability for future studies and applications. The focus was on plant families Rosaceae and Ericaceae. On average, the Rosaceae cultures were the most efficient to produce hydrolysable tannins and the Ericaceae cultures were the most efficient to produce proanthocyanidins...
April 5, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382222/summary-of-the-4-th-nordic-symposium-on-digital-pathology
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Claes Lundström, Marie Waltersson, Anders Persson, Darren Treanor
The Nordic symposium on digital pathology (NDP) was created to promote knowledge exchange across stakeholders in health care, industry, and academia. In 2016, the 4(th) NDP installment took place in Linköping, Sweden, promoting development and collaboration in digital pathology for the benefit of routine care advances. This article summarizes the symposium, gathering 170 attendees from 13 countries. This summary also contains results from a survey on integrated diagnostics aspects, in particular radiology-pathology collaboration...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381132/new-hypotheses-regarding-the-danish-health-puzzle
#19
May Bakah, Dennis Raphael
AIMS: Nordic welfare states have achieved admirable population health profiles as a result of public policies that provide economic and social security across the life course. Denmark has been an exception to this rule, as its life expectances and infant mortality rates since the mid-1970s have lagged behind the other Nordic nations and, in the case of life expectancy, behind most Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nations. METHODS: In this review paper, we identify a number of new hypotheses for why this may be the case...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376912/head-to-head-comparison-of-aggressive-conventional-therapy-and-three-biological-treatments-and-comparison-of-two-de-escalation-strategies-in-patients-who-respond-to-treatment-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-open-label-blinded-assessor-phase-4-study
#20
Daniel Glinatsi, Marte S Heiberg, Anna Rudin, Dan Nordström, Espen A Haavardsholm, Bjorn Gudbjornsson, Mikkel Østergaard, Till Uhlig, Gerdur Grondal, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Merete L Hetland
BACKGROUND: New targeted therapies and improved treatment strategies have dramatically improved the outcomes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, it is unknown whether different early aggressive interventions can induce stable remission or a low-active disease state that can be maintained with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (csDMARD) therapy, and whether they differ in efficacy and safety. The Nordic Rheumatic Diseases Strategy Trials And Registries (NORD-STAR) study will assess and compare (1) the proportion of patients who achieve remission in a head-to-head comparison between csDMARD plus glucocorticoid therapy and three different biological DMARD (bDMARD) therapies with different modes of action and (2) two de-escalation strategies in patients who respond to first-line therapy...
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