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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934524/associations-of-sleep-duration-and-disturbances-with-hypertension-in-metropolitan-cities-of-delhi-chennai-and-karachi-in-south-asia-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-carrs-study
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Roopa Shivashankar, Dimple Kondal, Mohammed K Ali, Ruby Gupta, Rajendra Pradeepa, Viswanathan Mohan, Muhammad Masood Kadir, K M Venkat Narayan, Nikhil Tandon, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Anne Peasey
Objectives: Sleep duration and disturbances may be risk factors for hypertension. Despite the high burden of hypertension in South Asia, little is known about this relationship in this region. Methods: We analyzed population-level cross-sectional data from the Centre for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS) study that recruited representative samples of adults ≥ 20 years from three cities-Delhi, Chennai (India), and Karachi (Pakistan) during 2010-2011...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924924/predictors-of-microbiologically-confirmed-intrathoracic-tuberculosis
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Rakhi Jain, Aparna Mukherjee, Mohit Singla, Yogita Verma, Hitender Gautam, Rakesh Lodha, Urvashi B Singh, Sushil K Kabra
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for microbiologically confirmed intrathoracic tuberculosis in children. METHODS: Children, 6 mo to 15 y of age, attending the out-patient department of a tertiary care centre in India, with probable intrathoracic tuberculosis were enrolled. Microbiological confirmation of tuberculosis was defined as positivity on smear (Ziehl-Neelsen staining) and/or Xpert MTB/RIF and/or MGIT-960 culture. Association of various factors with microbiological confirmation were assessed by univariate and multivariate analysis...
September 19, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918296/trichobezoar-with-and-without-rapunzel-syndrome-in-paediatric-population-a-case-series-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-northern-india
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Pradeep Kajal, Namita Bhutani, Niharika Tyagi, Pratibha Arya
INTRODUCTION: Trichobezoars are concretions formed by accumulation of hair in stomach. Usually, trichobezoar is confined to the stomach, but rarely it may extend from the stomach to the small intestine and even colon. This is an unusual form called Rapunzel syndrome. Our experience with this rare entity of Rapunzel syndrome and interesting entity of trichobezoar is being presented with review of literature. PRESENTATION OF CASES: We, at our institute, encountered four cases of trichobezoar in last five years, out of which two were found to be of Rapunzel syndrome...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918171/the-association-between-delirium-and-sarcopenia-in-older-adult-patients-admitted-to-acute-geriatrics-units-results-from-the-glisten-multicenter-observational-study
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Antonella Zambon, Stefano Volpato, Pasquale Abete, Lara Bianchi, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To date, studies assessing the relationship between sarcopenia and delirium, two of the most common geriatric syndromes, are lacking. We sought to explore this association by investigating the co-occurrence of these two conditions and the independent association between them in a population of hospitalized older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional multicenter analysis of older adults consecutively admitted to 12 acute geriatric units (AGUs). Sarcopenia was assessed upon admission by evaluating the presence of low skeletal mass index (kg/m(2)), and either low handgrip strength or low walking speed (European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People, EWGSOP criteria)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914337/obesity-how-much-does-it-matter-for-female-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Natharnia Young, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Rodrigo Guzman Rojas, Hans Peter Dietz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to determine the association between body mass index (BMI) and symptoms and signs of female pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study of 964 archived datasets of women seen for symptoms and signs of lower urinary tract and pelvic organ dysfunction between September 2011 and February 2014 at a tertiary urogynaecology centre in Australia was carried out. An in-house standardised interview, the International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (ICS POP-Q) and 4-D translabial ultrasound, followed by analysis of ultrasound volumes for pelvic organ descent and hiatal area on Valsalva, were performed, blinded against other data...
September 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911084/the-critical-mass-survey-of-palliative-care-programme-at-esmo-designated-centres-of-integrated-oncology-and-palliative-care
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D Hui, N Cherny, N Latino, F Strasser
Background: The ESMO Designated Centres (ESMO-DCs) of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care (PC) Incentive Programme has grown steadily. We aimed to characterise the level of PC clinical services, education and research at ESMO-DCs. Methods: We sent all 184 ESMO-DCs an electronic survey consisting of 78 questions examining the DC characteristics, palliative care clinical programme (structure, processes, and outcomes), primary PC delivery by oncologists, education, research and attitudes and beliefs towards the ESMO-DC programme...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904705/a-study-to-determine-the-prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-hypertension-among-employees-working-at-a-call-centre-nairobi-kenya
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Mwagi Joseph Onyango, Iyeri Kombe, Daniel Sagwe Nyamongo, Moses Mwangi
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension often referred to as Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Causes of hypertension are classified into modifiable and non-modifiable factors. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence and other associated factors leading to the onset of hypertension among employees working at the call center. METHODS: This was a descriptive cross sectional study design. Data collection was done in two parts; part one comprised of clinical health assessments; weight and height to aid determine Body Mass Index and blood pressure measurement...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901019/isolation-and-characterization-of-pathogenic-vibrio-alginolyticus-from-sea-cage-cultured-cobia-rachycentron-canadum-linnaeus-1766-%C3%A2-in-india
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P Rameshkumar, A K A Nazar, M A Pradeep, C Kalidas, R Jayakumar, G Tamilmani, M Sakthivel, A K Samal, S Sirajudeen, V Venkatesan, B M Nazeera
Mass mortalities of cobia Rachycentron canadum sub-adults occurred during August 2013 in cage culture at the Gulf of Mannar, Mandapam Tamil Nadu, India. The epizootic of disease was started with typical classical clinical signs followed by the acute mortality. Grossly, severe haemorrhage and congestion was observed in the gastric mucosa. Abdomen was distended with peritoneal fluid. Heart revealed haemopericardium and fibrinous pericardium. Histologically, the gastric mucosa showed severe erosion and necrosis...
September 12, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899534/gene-by-environment-interactions-of-the-clock-pemt-and-ghrelin%C3%A2-loci-with-average-sleep-duration-in-relation-to-obesity-traits%C3%A2-using-a-cohort-of-643-new-zealand-european-children
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Mohanraj Krishnan, Andrew N Shelling, Clare R Wall, Edwin A Mitchell, Rinki Murphy, Lesley M E McCowan, John M D Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Modern technology may have desensitised the 'biological clock' to environmental cues, disrupting the appropriate co-ordination of metabolic processes. Susceptibility to misalignment of circadian rhythms may be partly genetically influenced and effects on sleep quality and duration could predispose to poorer health outcomes. Shorter sleep duration is associated with obesity traits, which are brought on by an increased opportunity to eat and/or a shift of hormonal profile promoting hunger...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895757/intoxications-in-the-strida-project-involving-a-panorama-of-psychostimulant-pyrovalerone-derivatives-mdpv-copycats
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Olof Beck, Matilda Bäckberg, Patrick Signell, Anders Helander
CONTEXT: An increasing number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) of different chemical classes have become available through marketing and sale over the Internet. This report from the Swedish STRIDA project presents the prevalence, laboratory results, and clinical features in intoxications involving 11 stimulant pyrovalerone NPS derivatives over a 5-year period. STUDY DESIGN: Case series of consecutive patients with admitted or suspected intake of NPS presenting to Swedish hospitals for emergency treatment from January 2011 to March 2016...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895679/a-modern-approach-to-the-management-of-patients-candidate-to-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Roberta Venturella, Alberto Vaiarelli, Daniela Lico, Filippo M Ubaldi, Fulvio Zullo, Costantino DI Carlo
The growing use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and the incorrect information from mass media, determined in the public the wrong idea that the right moment of life for programming a pregnancy can be delayed well beyond the physiological fertile age. Spare and insufficient health authorities' interventions are driven to explain to the general population the reduction of the fertility potential of couples and particularly of women with advancing age. This situation, characterized by more and more women seeking for pregnancy after age 38-40 imposes to specialists in Reproductive Medicine an honest and transparent counselling...
September 12, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895676/maria-sk%C3%A5-odowska-curie-her-life-and-work-the-150-anniversary-of-her-birthday
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Małgorzata M. Dobrzyńska
Maria Skłodowska was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw (Poland). Her parents were teachers. Maria’s mother has died in 1878 of tuberculosis. In 1893 and 1894, respectively, Maria was awarded master’s degrees in physics and in mathematics from the Sorbonne University. In 1895 Maria married Pierre Curie. In 1897 their daughter Irene was born. Maria investigated rays emitted by uranium salts. She hypothesized that the radiation come from atom and called this phenomenon “radioactivity”. In 1898, Maria and Pierre discovered new radioactive elements polonium and radium...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895659/implementation-strategies-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Tomas Pantoja, Newton Opiyo, Simon Lewin, Elizabeth Paulsen, Agustín Ciapponi, Charles S Wiysonge, Cristian A Herrera, Gabriel Rada, Blanca Peñaloza, Lilian Dudley, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: A key function of health systems is implementing interventions to improve health, but coverage of essential health interventions remains low in low-income countries. Implementing interventions can be challenging, particularly if it entails complex changes in clinical routines; in collaborative patterns among different healthcare providers and disciplines; in the behaviour of providers, patients or other stakeholders; or in the organisation of care. Decision-makers may use a range of strategies to implement health interventions, and these choices should be based on evidence of the strategies' effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892860/fine-particles-at-a-background-site-in-central-france-chemical-compositions-seasonal-variations-and-pollution-events
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Lin He, Hui Chen, Jérôme Rangognio, Abderrazak Yahyaoui, Patrice Colin, Jinhe Wang, Véronique Daële, Abdelwahid Mellouki
To expand our knowledge of regional fine particles in Central France (Centre-Val de Loire region), a field observation study of PM2.5 was carried out at Verneuil site (46.81467N, 2.61012E, 180m.a.s.l.) from 2011 to 2014. The mass concentrations of water-soluble inorganic ions (WSIIs), organic carbon (OC), elemental carbon (EC) and biomass burning tracer (Levoglucosan) in PM2.5 were measured. Annual average PM2.5 mass concentrations were 11.8, 9.5, 12.6 and 10.2μg·m(-3) in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively, three of four higher than the WHO guideline of 10μg·m(-3)...
September 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891536/urine-osmolality-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-positive-subjects-in-southeast-nigeria
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E N Anyabolu, I I Chukwuonye, I Ezeani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urine osmolality varies over a wide range of values in a healthy state. Dilute urine or concentrated urine may be observed in many environmental, physiologic, and disease conditions. Urine osmolality is not commonly evaluated in routine clinical practice and in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) subjects. The factors that influence urine osmolality have not been completely identified. The aim of this study was to evaluate urine osmolality in treatment-naïve HIV subjects and to identify the factors that may influence dilute and concentrated urine in this group of patients...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891228/investigating-a-biomarker-driven-approach-to-target-collagen-turnover-in-diabetic-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-patients-effect-of-torasemide-vs-furosemide-on-serum-c-terminal-propeptide-of-procollagen-type-i-drop-pip-trial
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Tobias Daniel Trippel, Sophie Van Linthout, Dirk Westermann, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Anja Sandek, Stefanie Ernst, Anna Bobenko, Mario Kasner, Frank Spillmann, Arantxa González, Begoña López, Susana Ravassa, Burkert Pieske, Walter J Paulus, Javier Díez, Frank Edelmann, Carsten Tschöpe
AIM: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is associated with myocardial remodelling including severe pro-fibrotic changes contributing to an increase in left ventricular stiffness and diastolic dysfunction. Serum C-terminal propeptide of procollagen type I (PIP) strongly correlates with the turnover of extracellular cardiac matrix proteins and fibrosis. Torasemide, but not furosemide, was described to reduce collagen type I synthesis in clinically unstable patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888701/direct-mass-spectrometry-differentiation-of-ectopic-and-eutopic-endometrium-in-patients-with-endometriosis
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Leila Adamyan, Natalia Starodubtseva, Anna Borisova, Assia Stepanian, Vitaliy Chagovets, Dinara Salimova, Zhihao Wang, Alexey Kononikhin, Igor Popov, Anna Bugrova, Konstantin Chingin, Andrey Kozachenko, Huanwen Chen, Vladimir Frankevich
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To introduce a method for rapid assessment of endometriotic tissues using direct mass spectrometry (MS)-based lipidomics. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: II 2. SETTING: Department of Operative Gynecology of the Research Centre for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology. PATIENTS: Fifty patients with ovarian cysts and peritoneal endometriosis who underwent laparoscopic surgery between 2014 and 2016...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888219/factor-xa-inhibition-by-rivaroxaban-in-the-trough-steady-state-can-significantly-reduce-thrombin-generation
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Shigeo Horinaka, Rie Sugawara, Yutaka Yonezawa, Toshihiko Ishimitsu
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to demonstrate evidence of reduced thrombin generation at the trough plasma rivaroxaban concentration. METHODS: A single-centre, prospective, non-randomised, drug intervention, self-controlled study was conducted in 51 anticoagulation therapy-naïve patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Plasma rivaroxaban concentration was measured by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and anti-factor Xa chromogenic assay...
September 9, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884363/surgical-considerations-when-reporting-mri-studies-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-limbs
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REVIEW
Marcela De La Hoz Polo, Elizabeth Dick, Rej Bhumbra, Rob Pollock, Ranbir Sandhu, Asif Saifuddin
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are rare tumours that require prompt diagnosis and treatment at a specialist centre. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the modality of choice for identification, characterisation, biopsy planning and staging of soft tissue masses. MRI enables both the operating surgeon and patient to be optimally prepared prior to surgery for the likelihood of margin-negative resection and to anticipate possible sacrifice of adjacent structures and consequent loss of function. The aim of this review is to aid the radiologist in performing and reporting MRI studies of soft tissue sarcomas, with particular reference to the requirements of the surgical oncologist...
September 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882918/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-apparent-therapy-resistant-hypertension-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-in-secondary-care
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Esther de Beus, Nicolette G C van der Sande, Michiel L Bots, Wilko Spiering, Michiel Voskuil, Frank L J Visseren, Peter J Blankestijn
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of apparent therapy-resistant hypertension (aTRH) in patients with clinical manifest cardiovascular disease (CVD), and to study clinical characteristics related to aTRH in this population. SETTING: The SMART (Second Manifestations of ARTerial disease) study is a large, single-centre cohort study in secondary care. PARTICIPANTS: Office blood pressure (BP) at inclusion was used to evaluate BP control in 6191 hypertensive patients with clinical manifest (cardio)vascular disease...
September 6, 2017: BMJ Open
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