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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749564/impact-of-sustained-virologic-response-with-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment-on-mortality-in-patients-with-advanced-liver-disease
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Lisa I Backus, Pamela S Belperio, Troy A Shahoumian, Larry A Mole
The impact of sustained virologic response (SVR) on mortality after direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment is not well documented. This study evaluated the impact of DAA-induced SVR on all-cause mortality and on incident hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in 15,059 HCV-infected patients with advanced liver disease defined by a FIB-4 >3.25. Overall, 1,067 patients did not achieve SVR (No SVR) and 13,992 patients achieved SVR. In a mean follow-up period of approximately 1.6 years, 195 No SVR patients and 598 SVR patients died...
July 27, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749273/a-retrospective-review-of-western-lowland-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-mortality-in-european-zoologic-collections-between-2004-and-2014
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Victoria Strong, Kerstin Baiker, Marnie L Brennan, Sharon Redrobe, Frank Rietkerk, Malcolm Cobb, Kate White
An understanding of the main causes of mortality among captive gorillas is imperative to promoting their optimal care, health, and welfare. A retrospective observational review of mortality among the European zoo-housed western lowland gorilla ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla) population from 2004 to 2014 was carried out. This is the first published study of mortality in this population. Relevant postmortem data were requested from each collection reporting a death during the study period. Age at death enabled grouping into discrete age categories...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749148/death-narratives-and-cervical-cancer-impact-of-character-death-on-narrative-processing-and-hpv-vaccination
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Melinda Krakow, Robert N Yale, Debora Perez Torres, Katheryn Christy, Jakob D Jensen
OBJECTIVES: Narratives hold promise as an effective public health message strategy for health behavior change, yet research on what types of narratives are most persuasive is still in the formative stage. Narrative persuasion research has identified 2 promising features of such messages that could influence behavior: whether characters live or die, and whether characters encounter key barriers. This study investigated the effects of these 2 narrative message features on young women's HPV vaccination intentions and examined mediating psychological processes of narrative persuasion in the context of cervical cancer messages...
July 27, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749056/on-legalizing-physician-assisted-death-for-dementia
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Rebecca Dresser
Last November, soon after Colorado became the latest state to authorize physician-assisted suicide, National Public Radio's The Diane Rehm Show devoted a segment to legalization of "physician assistance in dying," a label that refers to both physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia. Although the segment initially focused on PAD in the context of terminal illness in general, it wasn't long before PAD's potential application to dementia patients came up. A caller said that her mother had Alzheimer's disease and was being cared for at great expense...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748984/deaths-from-acute-drug-reactions-in-galician-spain-prisons-2001-2010
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D Miguel-Arias, C Pereiro-Gómez, A M Bermejo-Barrera, C Vázquez-Ventoso, T Rodríguez-Barca
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: drug use is associated with multiple complications with an increase in morbidity, with death by acute drugs reactions (ADR) being the most serious. A large percentage of the prison population has problems associated with drug additions, and substance abuse is also a common internal problem of penal institutions, despite their control measures. The goal of this study is to analyse the prevalence of ADR in penitentiaries, deceased sociodemographic characteristics as well as the circumstances in which they are produced...
December 2017: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748639/how-nurses-cope-with-patient-death-a-systematic-review-and-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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Ruishuang Zheng, Susan Fiona Lee, Melissa Jane Bloomer
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To review literature on nurses' coping strategies with patient death. BACKGROUND: dealing with the loss of a patient was viewed as one of the most demanding and challenging encounters in clinical practice. Those nurses who are not competent in coping with patient death may be inadequate in supporting dying patients and their family members, and minimize the quality of end-of-life care. To get a broader understanding of how nurses cope with patient death and to develop meaningful and effective interventions, a systematic review which would help underpin the multidimensional approaches is needed...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748593/the-use-of-life-review-to-enhance-spiritual-wellbeing-in-patients-with-terminal-illnesses-an-integrative-review
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Cecilia W M Kwan, Marques S N Ng, Carmen W H Chan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: An integrative review of the current literature on using life review as an intervention to address the spiritual need of patients with terminal illnesses. BACKGROUND: Palliative care highlights the holistic approach of care including the spiritual aspect. Life review has been used in palliative nursing intending to enhance patients' emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and quality of life. However, there is a lack of publications that provide a structured overview on life review programs and their effectiveness...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748423/impact-of-interstitial-lung-disease-on-mortality-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Dam Kim, Soo-Kyung Cho, Chan-Bum Choi, Jung-Yoon Choe, Won Tae Chung, Seung-Jae Hong, Jae-Bum Jun, Young Ok Jung, Tae-Hwan Kim, Tae-Jong Kim, Hye-Soon Lee, Joo-Hyun Lee, Jisoo Lee, Shin-Seok Lee, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Bo Young Yoon, Jin Woo Song, Sang-Cheol Bae, Yoon-Kyoung Sung
To identify the prevalence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and assess its effect on mortality. A total of 3555 patients with RA, with chest X-ray or chest computed tomography (CT) data at enrollment were extracted from the KORean Observational study Network for Arthritis cohort, a nationwide prospective cohort for patients with RA in Korea. The patients were classified into two groups: (1) an ILD group by chest X-ray or chest CT scan, and (2) a non-ILD group by these modalities...
July 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748404/necrotic-and-apoptotic-cell-death-induced-by-captan-on-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Fernando J Scariot, Luciane Jahn, Ana Paula L Delamare, Sergio Echeverrigaray
Captan is one of the most widely used broad-spectrum fungicide applied to control several early and late diseases of grapes, apples, and other fruits and vegetables, and as other phthalimide fungicides is defined as a multisite compound with thiol-reactivity. Captan can affect non-target organisms as yeasts, modifying microbial populations and fermentation processes. In this study, we asked whether Captan thiol-reactivity and other mechanisms are involved in acute Captan-induced cell death on aerobic growing Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748265/epidemiology-of-heart-failure-in-germany-a-retrospective-database-study
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Stefan Störk, Renate Handrock, Josephine Jacob, Jochen Walker, Frederico Calado, Raquel Lahoz, Stephan Hupfer, Sven Klebs
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (HF) is associated with significant healthcare expenditure, morbidity, and mortality. This study investigated the epidemiology of HF in Germany. METHODS: This retrospective study used anonymous healthcare claims data from the German Health Risk Institute on individuals with statutory health insurance. Patients with uninterrupted data from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013 or death (whichever occurred first), and ≥2 recorded HF-related diagnoses in 2011, were included...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748197/incidence-long-term-outcomes-and-healthcare-utilization-of-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-and-disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-complex-from-1992-2015
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Lauren F Collins, Meredith E Clement, Jason E Stout
BACKGROUND: Despite the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continue to develop late-stage complications including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (DMAC), and death. METHODS: We performed an observational retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected adults who developed DMAC in the Duke University Health System from 1992 to 2015 to determine the incidence, long-term outcomes, and healthcare utilization of this population at high risk for poor outcomes...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747453/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-levels-and-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Chongke Zhong, Jingyuan Yang, Tan Xu, Tian Xu, Yanbo Peng, Aili Wang, Jinchao Wang, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqin Geng, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between serum matrix metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9) levels and prognosis of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We measured serum MMP-9 levels in 3,186 participants (2,008 men and 1,178 women) from the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke (CATIS). Study outcome data on death, major disability (modified Rankin Scale score ≥3), and vascular disease were collected at 3 months after stroke onset. RESULTS: During 3 months of follow-up, 767 participants (24...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747447/long-term-aids-related-pcnsl-outcomes-with-hd-mtx-and-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
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Antoine Moulignier, Cédric Lamirel, Hervé Picard, Marie-Gisèle Lebrette, Corinne Amiel, Mohammed Hamidi, Marc Polivka, Jacqueline Mikol, Isabelle Cochereau, Gilles Pialoux
OBJECTIVE: To assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients with AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (AR-PCNSL) in the combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) era systematically treated with high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed (intention-to-treat analysis) 51 consecutive patients with AR-PCNSL (median age 39 years) who were diagnosed from 1996 to 2014 and treated with a median of 6 (range 1-15) infusions of HD-MTX (3 g/m(2)) combined with cART...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747236/broadening-end-of-life-comfort-to-improve-palliative-care-practices-in-long-term-care
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Tamara Sussman, Sharon Kaasalainen, Susan Mintzberg, Shane Sinclair, Laurel Young, Jenny Ploeg, Valérie Bourgeois-Guérin, Genevieve Thompson, Lorraine Venturato, Marie Earl, Patricia Strachan, John J You, Robin Bonifas, Margaret McKee
This study aimed to (1) explore how palliative care in long-term care (LTC) addresses the tensions associated with caring for the living and dying within one care community, and (2) to inform how palliative care practices may be improved to better address the needs of all residents living and dying in LTC as well as those of the families and support staff. This article reports findings from 19 focus groups and 117 participants. Study findings reveal that LTC home staff, resident, and family perspectives of end-of-life comfort applied to those who were actively dying and to their families...
July 27, 2017: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747161/factors-associated-with-perinatal-mortality-among-public-health-deliveries-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia-an-unmatched-case-control-study
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Yemisrach Getiye, Mesganaw Fantahun
BACKGROUND: perinatal mortality is the sum of still birth (fetal death) and early neonatal death (ENND) i.e. death of live newborn before the age of 7 completed days. Perinatal mortality accounts three fourth of the deaths of the neonatal period and is one of the major challenges for under-five mortality. Therefore this study was conducted to better understand the common and avoidable factors that affect perinatal mortality in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: An unmatched case control study design using secondary data as a source of information was conducted...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746800/the-changing-nature-of-relationships-between-parents-and-healthcare-providers-when-a-child-dies-in-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Ashleigh E Butler, Helen Hall, Beverley Copnell
AIM: To explore bereaved parents' interactions with healthcare providers when a child dies in a paediatric intensive care unit. BACKGROUND: Though most children admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit will survive, 2-5% will die during their stay. The parents of these children interact and form relationships with numerous healthcare staff during their child's illness and death. Though previous studies have explored the parental experience of child death in intensive care generally, the nature of their relationships with healthcare providers during this time remains unknown...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746526/the-impact-of-asthma-in-brazil-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-data-from-a-brazilian-national-database-system
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Thiago de Araujo Cardoso, Cristian Roncada, Emerson Rodrigues da Silva, Leonardo Araujo Pinto, Marcus Herbert Jones, Renato Tetelbon Stein, Paulo Márcio Pitrez
Objective: To present official longitudinal data on the impact of asthma in Brazil between 2008 and 2013. Methods: This was a descriptive study of data collected between 2008 and 2013 from an official Brazilian national database, including data on asthma-related number of hospitalizations, mortality, and hospitalization costs. A geographical subanalysis was also performed. Results: In 2013, 2,047 people died from asthma in Brazil (5 deaths/day), with more than 120,000 asthma-related hospitalizations...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746344/treatment-initiation-among-persons-diagnosed-with-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Denise Evans, Kathryn Schnippel, Caroline Govathson, Tembeka Sineke, Andrew Black, Lawrence Long, Rebecca Berhanu, Sydney Rosen
BACKGROUND: In South Africa, roughly half of the drug-resistant TB cases diagnosed are reported to have been started on treatment. We determined the proportion of persons diagnosed with rifampicin resistant (RR-) TB who initiated treatment in Johannesburg after the introduction of decentralized RR-TB care in 2011. METHODS: We retrospectively matched adult patients diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed RR-TB in Johannesburg from 07/2011-06/2012 with records of patients initiating RR-TB treatment at one of the city's four public sector treatment sites (one centralized, three decentralized)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746263/treatment-outcomes-of-children-with-hiv-infection-and-drug-resistant-tb-in-three-provinces-in-south-africa-2005-2008
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Eric W Hall, Sapna B Morris, Brittany K Moore, Linda Erasmus, Ronel Odendaal, Heather Menzies, Martie van der Walt, Sarah E Smith
OBJECTIVE: To describe outcomes of HIV-infected pediatric patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR TB). METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data from pediatric patient charts treated for DR TB during 2005-2008 were collected retrospectively from five MDR TB hospitals in South Africa. Data were summarized and Pearson's chi-squared test or Fisher's exact test were used to assess differences in variables of interest by HIV status. A time-to-event analysis was conducted using days from start of treatment to death...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745801/flumazenil-versus-placebo-or-no-intervention-for-people-with-cirrhosis-and-hepatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Ee Teng Goh, Mette L Andersen, Marsha Y Morgan, Lise Lotte Gluud
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy is a common complication of cirrhosis which results in poor brain functioning. The spectrum of changes associated with hepatic encephalopathy ranges from the clinically 'indiscernible' or minimal hepatic encephalopathy to the clinically 'obvious' or overt hepatic encephalopathy. Flumazenil is a synthetic benzodiazepine antagonist with high affinity for the central benzodiazepine recognition site. Flumazenil may benefit people with hepatic encephalopathy through an indirect negative allosteric modulatory effect on gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor function...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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