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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225798/effect-of-maternal-death-on-child-survival-in-rural-west-africa-25-years-of-prospective-surveillance-data-in-the-gambia
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Susana Scott, Lindsay Kendall, Pierre Gomez, Stephen R C Howie, Syed M A Zaman, Samba Ceesay, Umberto D'Alessandro, Momodou Jasseh
BACKGROUND: The death of a mother is a tragedy in itself but it can also have devastating effects for the survival of her children. We aim to explore the impact of a mother's death on child survival in rural Gambia, West Africa. METHODS: We used 25 years of prospective surveillance data from the Farafenni Health and Demographic surveillance system (FHDSS). Mortality rates per 1,000 child-years up to ten years of age were estimated and Kaplan-Meier survival curves plotted by maternal vital status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225767/interferon-%C3%AE-1a-for-the-treatment-of-ebola-virus-disease-a-historically-controlled-single-arm-proof-of-concept-trial
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Mandy Kader Konde, Darren P Baker, Fode Amara Traore, Mamadou Saliou Sow, Alioune Camara, Alpha Amadou Barry, Doussou Mara, Abdoulaye Barry, Moussa Cone, Ibrahima Kaba, Amento Ablam Richard, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Stephan Günther, Melania Pintilie, Eleanor N Fish
To date there are no approved antiviral drugs for the treatment of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Based on our in vitro evidence of antiviral activity of interferon (IFN)-ß activity against Ebola virus, we conducted a single arm clinical study in Guinea to evaluate the safety and therapeutic efficacy of IFN β-1a treatment for EVD. Nine individuals infected with Ebola virus were treated with IFN β-1a and compared retrospectively with a matched cohort of 21 infected patients receiving standardized supportive care only during the same time period at the same treatment unit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225703/do-acute-hospitalised-patients-in-australia-have-a-different-body-mass-index-to-the-general-australian-population-a-point-prevalence-study
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Diane M Dennis, Vicki Carter, Michelle Trevenen, Jacinta Tyler, Luisa Perrella, Erika Lori, Ian Cooper
Objective The aim of the present study was to provide a current snapshot of the body mass index (BMI) of the entire patient cohort of an Australian tertiary hospital on one day and compare these data with current published Australian and state (Western Australia) population norms.Methods A single-centre prospective point prevalence study was performed whereby BMI was calculated following actual measurement of patient weight (nurse) and height (physiotherapist) on one day during 2015. Variables were summarised descriptively, and one-way analysis of variance was used to investigate the relationship between continuous BMI and hospital speciality...
February 23, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225504/paraneoplastic-pemphigus-associated-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-report
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Qu Jiang, Bin Hong Zhang
RATIONALE: Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune syndrome associated with neoplasms. The treatment approach principally includes suppressing the immunity, but its therapeutic effect is not satisfying. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of paraneoplastic pemphigus linked to chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a 63-year-old man. DIAGNOSES: At first, the patient was diagnosed with pityriasis rose caused by a viral infection. Biopsies for histology and immunofluorescence showed PNP, was treated with immunosuppressive and antiinfective therapy...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225490/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-spanish-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitides-impact-of-the-vasculitis-type-anca-specificity-and-treatment-on-mortality-and-morbidity
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Roser Solans-Laqué, Guadalupe Fraile, Monica Rodriguez-Carballeira, Luis Caminal, Maria J Castillo, Ferran Martínez-Valle, Luis Sáez, Juan J Rios, Xavier Solanich, Joaquim Oristrell, Francisco Pasquau, Eva Fonseca, Monica Zamora, Jose L Callejas, Begoña Frutos, Monica Abdilla, Patricia Fanlo, Isabel García-Sánchez, Miguel López-Dupla, Bernardo Sopeña, Almudena Pérez-Iglesias, Josep A Bosch
The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV) at presentation, in a wide cohort of Spanish patients, and to analyze the impact of the vasculitis type, ANCA specificity, prognostic factors, and treatments administered at diagnosis, in the outcome.A total of 450 patients diagnosed between January 1990 and January 2014 in 20 Hospitals from Spain were included. Altogether, 40.9% had granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), 37.1% microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and 22% eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225379/the-presentation-of-a-fussy-infant-with-bruising-late-onset-vitamin-k-deficiency-bleeding
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Katherine Wolpert, Matthew Szadkowski, Michael Miescier, Hilary A Hewes
Vitamin K plays an integral role in the clotting cascade. Deficiency, specifically in vulnerable neonates with insufficient stores, can lead to spontaneous bleeding and devastating effects. In this case, we report a young infant with late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding who did not receive vitamin K prophylaxis after birth. Initially presenting with bruising and fussiness, the patient was later found to have intracerebral hemorrhage with midline shift and uncal herniation. The infant was not a surgical candidate and died shortly thereafter...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225311/prognostic-factors-for-survival-of-men1-patients-with-duodenopancreatic-tumors-metastatic-to-the-liver-results-from-the-dmsg-study-group
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Elfi B Conemans, Sjoerd Nell, Carolina R C Pieterman, Wouter W de Herder, Olaf M Dekkers, Ad R Hermus, Anouk N van der Horst-Schrivers, Peter H Bisschop, Bas Havekes, Madeleine L Drent, Menno R Vriens, Gerlof D Valk
Objective Duodenopancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (DP-NETs) develop in a majority of patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) and are the leading cause of death. Overall survival (OS) and prognostic factors for patients with liver metastases from DP-NETs are not known. Design and Methods Cohort study using the Dutch National MEN1 database, which includes >90% of the Dutch MEN1 population between 1990-2014. OS was assessed with time to event analysis, and prognostic factors were evaluated...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225200/alcohol-dependence-and-risk-of-somatic-diseases-and-mortality-a-cohort-study-in-19-002-men-and-women-attending-alcohol-treatment
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Charlotte Holst, Janne Schurmann Tolstrup, Holger Jelling Sørensen, Ulrik Becker
AIMS: To (1) estimate sex-specific risks of a comprehensive spectrum of somatic diseases in alcohol dependent individuals versus a control population, and in the same population to (2) estimate sex-specific risks of dying from the examined somatic diseases. DESIGN: Register-based matched cohort study. Alcohol dependent individuals were identified from an alcohol treatment database. Controls were randomly selected from the Danish Civil Registration System. Information on somatic diseases obtained from the Danish National Patient Registry and causes of death obtained from the Cause of Death Registry...
February 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224671/outcomes-after-diagnosis-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-a-large-autopsy-series
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Erin L Abner, Richard J Kryscio, Frederick A Schmitt, David W Fardo, Daniela C Moga, Eseosa T Ighodaro, Gregory A Jicha, Lei Yu, Hiroko H Dodge, Chengjie Xiong, Randall L Woltjer, Julie A Schneider, Nigel J Cairns, David A Bennett, Peter T Nelson
OBJECTIVE: Determine clinical and neuropathological outcomes following a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: Data were drawn from a large autopsy series (N=1,337) of individuals followed longitudinally from normal or MCI status to death, derived from four Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Centers in the United States. RESULTS: Mean follow-up was 7.9 years. Of the 874 individuals ever diagnosed with MCI, final clinical diagnoses were varied: 39...
February 22, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223055/plasma-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-is-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-and-death-after-cardiac-operations
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Dennis G Moledina, Selin Isguven, Eric McArthur, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Amit X Garg, Michael Shlipak, Richard Whitlock, Peter A Kavsak, Steven G Coca, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND: Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1; chemokine C-C ligand-2 [CCL-2]) is upregulated in ischemia-reperfusion injury and is a promising biomarker of inflammation in cardiac operations. METHODS: We measured preoperative and postoperative plasma MCP-1 levels in adults undergoing cardiac operations to evaluate the association of perioperative MCP-1 levels with acute kidney injury (AKI) and death in Translational Research Investigating Biomarker Endpoints in AKI (TRIBE-AKI), a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222775/modification-of-the-association-between-recreational-physical-activity-and-survival-after-breast-cancer-by-promoter-methylation-in-breast-cancer-related-genes
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Lauren E McCullough, Jia Chen, Yoon Hee Cho, Nikhil K Khankari, Patrick T Bradshaw, Alexandra J White, Susan L Teitelbaum, Mary Beth Terry, Alfred I Neugut, Hanina Hibshoosh, Regina M Santella, Marilie D Gammon
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms underlying the inverse association between physical activity and survival after breast cancer are unresolved, but DNA methylation may play a role. We hypothesized that promoter methylation of breast cancer-related genes, as well as global methylation, may modify the association between prediagnostic recreational physical activity (RPA) and breast cancer mortality. METHODS: Using a population-based sample of 1254 women diagnosed with first primary breast cancer, we examined modification of the RPA-mortality association by gene-specific promoter methylation and global methylation...
February 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222082/challenges-encountered-by-vietnamese-nurses-when-caring-for-patients-with-cancer
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Ly Thuy Nguyen, Lourdes Clemenceau Annoussamy, Virginia T LeBaron
Providing holistic care is acknowledged as central to providing quality care for patients with cancer, but providing competent nursing care consistent with these approaches remains a challenge for nurses in Vietnam. Obstacles for Vietnamese oncology nurses include their low status, the limited scope of nursing practice, work overload in a hierarchical system, and cultural beliefs that view death and dying as taboo. Additional research to support oncology nurses in Vietnam must acknowledge the merits of improving nursing education as an important strategy for enhancing nursing autonomy, quality of care, and outcomes for the increasing number of patients with cancer in low- and middle-income countries...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221822/clinical-characteristics-and-spatial-distribution-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-an-emerging-focus-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-brazil
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Patricia Rodrigues Naufal Spir, Luiz Euribel Prestes-Carneiro, Elivelton Silva Fonseca, Aline Dayse, Rogério Giuffrida, Lourdes Aparecida Zampieri D'Andrea
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an emerging zoonosis, and Brazil harbors about 90% of those infected in Latin America. Since 1998, the disease has been spreading quickly in São Paulo state, and the western region is considered an emerging focus of VL in Brazil. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and spatial distribution of VL in children referred to a public tertiary hospital located in the western region of São Paulo state, Brazil. METHODS: Medical records of children up to 18 years of age who were diagnosed with VL between January 2006 and December 2010 were reviewed...
February 21, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220737/adenovirus-associated-pneumonia-in-south-african-children-presentation-clinical-course-and-outcome
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M Zampoli, Z Mukuddem-Sablay
BACKGROUND: Viruses have emerged as important aetiological agents of childhood pneumonia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical presentation, severity and outcome of adenovirus-associated pneumonia (AVP) in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of AVP cases over 12 months was performed, including demographic, clinical course and outcome (death, persistent lung disease (PLD)) data. RESULTS: Two hundred and six AVP cases (median age 12 months, interquartile range 6 - 24) were identified; 70 children (34...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220605/outcome-predictors-of-radical-cystectomy-in-patients-with-ct4-prostate-cancer-a-multi-institutional-study-of-62-patients
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Martin Spahn, Alessandro Morlacco, Silvan Boxler, Steven Joniau, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi, Paolo Gontero, Pia Bader, Detlef Frohneberg, Hein van Poppel, R Jeffrey Karnes
OBJECTIVES: To identify which patients with macroscopic bladder infiltrating T4 prostate cancer (PCa) might have favorable outcomes when treated with radical cystectomy (RC) MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 62 patients with cT4cN0-1cM0 PCa treated with RC and pelvic lymph node dissection between 1972-2011. In addition to descriptive statistics, the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank tests were used to depict survival rates. Uni- and multivariate Cox regression analysis tested the association between predictors and progression-free, PCa-specific-, and overall survival...
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219963/overdose-risk-in-young-children-of-women-prescribed-opioids
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Yaron Finkelstein, Erin M Macdonald, Alejandro Gonzalez, Marco L A Sivilotti, Muhammad M Mamdani, David N Juurlink
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Over the past 20 years, the prescribing of opioids has increased dramatically in North America, with parallel increases in opioid addiction, overdose, and associated deaths. We examined whether young children of women prescribed opioids were at increased risk of opioid overdose. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, nested case control study in Ontario, Canada, between 2002 and 2015. We identified children aged ≤10 years, whose mothers received publicly funded prescriptions for an opioid or a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (comparator analgesic) in the preceding year...
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219692/prevention-of-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-superficial-vein-thrombosis-given-rivaroxaban-or-fondaparinux-the-open-label-randomised-non-inferiority-surprise-phase-3b-trial
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Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Sebastian M Schellong, Horst Gerlach, Eberhard Rabe, Jeffrey I Weitz, Katja Jersemann, Kurtulus Sahin, Rupert Bauersachs
BACKGROUND: Superficial-vein thrombosis can lead to deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, might simplify treatment compared with fondaparinux because it does not require daily subcutaneous injection and is cheaper. We compared efficacy outcomes in patients with superficial-vein thrombosis and additional risk factors given either rivaroxaban or fondaparinux to assess whether rivaroxaban is non-inferior to fondaparinux in the prevention of thromboembolic complications...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219568/lung-donation-after-death-resulting-from-a-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Chadrick E Denlinger, Bradley LeNoir, Timothy P Whelan, Luca Paoletti, Jacob A Klapper
The number of lung transplantations performed in the United States has increased at a modest pace over the past decades and reached an all-time high of 2,052 in 2015. However, the transplant wait list mortality remains unacceptably high with approximately one in five patients removed from the list because of death or being too sick for transplantation. The greatest limitation to performing lung transplantations is the relative lack of acceptable lung donors. Here we report the use of lungs from a donor who died as the result of adverse events related to a Stanford type A aortic dissection...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219086/first-report-of-awake-craniotomy-of-a-famous-musician-suprasellar-tumor-surgery-of-pianist-clara-haskil-in-1942
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Elena Romana Gasenzer, Ayhan Kanat, Edmund A M Neugebauer
Clara Haskil (January 7, 1895-December 7, 1960) was one of the most famous female pianists of the 20th century. In her life and work she set new standards in piano playing. However, her career was beset by poor health and the adversities of two world wars. In her lifetime Haskil had three major disorders: juvenile scoliosis requiring treatment in her adolescence, a tumor of the sellar region requiring surgery at age 47 years, and a traumatic brain injury causing her death at the age of 65. Her medical history illustrates the development of surgical methods and rehabilitation in medicine before and after World War II...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218713/transgene-expression-and-host-cell-responses-to-replication-defective-single-cycle-and-replication-competent-adenovirus-vectors
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Catherine M Crosby, Michael A Barry
Most adenovirus (Ad) vectors are E1 gene deleted replication defective (RD-Ad) vectors that deliver one transgene to the cell and all expression is based on that one gene. In contrast, E1-intact replication-competent Ad (RC-Ad) vectors replicate their DNA and their transgenes up to 10,000-fold, amplifying transgene expression markedly higher than RD-Ad vectors. While RC-Ad are more potent, they run the real risk of causing adenovirus infections in vector recipients and those that administer them. To gain the benefits of transgene amplification, but avoid the risk of Ad infections, we developed "single cycle" Ad (SC-Ad) vectors...
February 18, 2017: Genes
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