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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934094/estimated-changes-in-life-expectancy-and-adult-mortality-resulting-from-declining-pm2-5-exposures-in-the-contiguous-united-states-1980-2010
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Neal Fann, Sun-Young Kim, Casey Olives, Lianne Sheppard
BACKGROUND: PM2.5 precursor emissions have declined over the course of several decades, following the implementation of local, state, and federal air quality policies. Estimating the corresponding change in population exposure and PM2.5-attributable risk of death prior to the year 2000 is made difficult by the lack of PM2.5 monitoring data. OBJECTIVES: We used a new technique to estimate historical PM2.5 concentrations, and estimated the effects of changes in PM2...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933940/an-assessment-of-primary-care-and-pulmonary-provider-perspectives-on-lung-cancer-screening
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Matthew Triplette, Erin K Kross, Blake A Mann, Joann G Elmore, Christopher G Slatore, Shahida Shahrir, Perrin E Romine, Paul D Frederick, Kristina Crothers
RATIONALE: Lung cancer screening (LCS) has a mortality benefit to high-risk smokers, but implementation remains suboptimal. Providers represent the key entry point to screening, and an understanding of provider perspectives on lung cancer screening is necessary to improve referral and overall implementation. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to understand knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, barriers, and facilitators to screening in a diverse group of referring pulmonologists and primary care providers...
September 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933805/perioperative-administration-of-buffered-versus-non-buffered-crystalloid-intravenous-fluid-to-improve-outcomes-following-adult-surgical-procedures
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REVIEW
Sohail Bampoe, Peter M Odor, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Suzie Cro, Tong J Gan, Michael Pw Grocott, Michael Fm James, Michael G Mythen, Catherine Mn O'Malley, Anthony M Roche, Kathy Rowan, Edward Burdett
BACKGROUND: Perioperative fluid strategies influence clinical outcomes following major surgery. Many intravenous fluid preparations are based on simple solutions, such as normal saline, that feature an electrolyte composition that differs from that of physiological plasma. Buffered fluids have a theoretical advantage of containing a substrate that acts to maintain the body's acid-base status - typically a bicarbonate or a bicarbonate precursor such as maleate, gluconate, lactate, or acetate...
September 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932979/tuberculous-meningitis-in-children-and-adults-new-insights-for-an-ancient-foe
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REVIEW
Alyssa Mezochow, Kiran Thakur, Christopher Vinnard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tuberculous meningitis is the most devastating manifestation of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and represents a medical emergency. Approximately one half of tuberculous meningitis patients die or suffer severe neurologic disability. The goal of this review will be to review the pathogenic, clinical, and radiologic features of tuberculous meningitis and to highlight recent advancements in translational and clinical science. RECENT FINDINGS: Pharmacologic therapy includes combination anti-tuberculosis drug regimens and adjunctive corticosteroids...
September 20, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932290/moderate-to-high-intensity-statins-for-secondary-prevention-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-on-dialysis-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Yan-Rong Li, Sung-Sheng Tsai, Yu-Sheng Lin, Chang-Min Chung, Szu-Tah Chen, Jui-Hung Sun, Miaw-Jene Liou, Tien-Hsing Chen
BACKGROUND: Evidences support the benefits of moderate- to high-intensity statins for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) except for those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on dialysis after AMI. This study was aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases using moderate- to high-intensity statins in T2DM patients on dialysis after AMI. METHODS: A simulated prospective cohort study was conducted between January 1st, 2001 and December 31st, 2013 utilizing data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932172/estimating-the-contribution-of-mortality-selection-to-the-east-west-german-mortality-convergence
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Tobias C Vogt, Trifon I Missov
BACKGROUND: Before German reunification, old-age mortality was considerably higher in East Germany than West Germany but converged quickly afterward. Previous studies attributed this rapid catch-up to improved living conditions. We add to this discussion by quantifying for the first time the impact of mortality selection. METHODS: We use a gamma-Gompertz mortality model to estimate the contribution of selection to the East-West German mortality convergence before and after reunification...
2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931886/value-of-measuring-anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies-for-classification-on-early-arthritis-patients
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Cristina Regueiro, Laura Nuño, Ana M Ortiz, Diana Peiteado, Alejandro Villalba, Dora Pascual-Salcedo, Ana Martínez-Feito, Isidoro González-Alvaro, Alejandro Balsa, Antonio González
Classification of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as quickly as possible improves their prognosis. This reason motivates specially dedicated early arthritis (EA) clinics. Here, we have used 1062 EA patients with two years of follow-up to explore the value of anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies, a new type of RA specific autoantibodies, for classification. Specifically, we aimed to determine whether the addition of anti-CarP antibodies to IgM rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies, which are helpful in RA classification, improves it or not...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931648/targeting-epithelial-mesenchymal-plasticity-in-cancer-clinical-and-preclinical-advances-in-therapy-and-monitoring
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REVIEW
Sugandha Bhatia, James Monkman, Alan Kie Leong Toh, Shivashankar H Nagaraj, Erik W Thompson
The concept of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity (EMP), which describes the dynamic flux within the spectrum of phenotypic states that invasive carcinoma cells may reside, is being increasingly recognised for its role in cancer progression and therapy resistance. The myriad of events that are able to induce EMP, as well as the more recently characterised control loops, results in dynamic transitions of cancerous epithelial cells to more mesenchymal-like phenotypes through an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), as well as the reverse transition from mesenchymal phenotypes to an epithelial one...
September 20, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931576/partnerships-for-global-child-health
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REVIEW
Andrew P Steenhoff, Heather L Crouse, Heather Lukolyo, Charles P Larson, Cynthia Howard, Loeto Mazhani, Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, Michelle L Niescierenko, Philippa Musoke, Roseda Marshall, Miguel A Soto, Sabrina M Butteris, Maneesh Batra
Child mortality remains a global health challenge and has resulted in demand for expanding the global child health (GCH) workforce over the last 3 decades. Institutional partnerships are the cornerstone of sustainable education, research, clinical service, and advocacy for GCH. When successful, partnerships can become self-sustaining and support development of much-needed training programs in resource-constrained settings. Conversely, poorly conceptualized, constructed, or maintained partnerships may inadvertently contribute to the deterioration of health systems...
September 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931255/initial-single-center-technical-experience-with-the-brainpath-system-for-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-evacuation
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Andrew M Bauer, Peter A Rasmussen, Mark D Bain
BACKGROUND: Surgical intervention has been proposed as a means of reducing the high morbidity and mortality associated with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but many previously reported studies have failed to show a clinically significant benefit. Newer, minimally invasive approaches have shown some promise. OBJECTIVE: We report our early single-center technical experience with minimally invasive clot evacuation using the BrainPath system. METHODS: Prospective data were collected on patients who underwent ICH evacuation with BrainPath at the Cleveland Clinic from August 2013 to May 2015...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930981/generation-of-prostate-cancer-cell-models-of-resistance-to-the-anti-mitotic-agent-docetaxel
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Lisa Mohr, Marc Carceles-Cordon, Jungreem Woo, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Josep Domingo-Domenech, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo
Microtubule targeting agents (MTAs) are a mainstay in the treatment of a wide range of tumors. However, acquired resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is a common mechanism of disease progression and a prognostic-determinant feature of malignant tumors. In prostate cancer (PC), resistance to MTAs such as the taxane Docetaxel dictates treatment failure as well as progression towards lethal stages of disease that are defined by a poor prognosis and high mortality rates. Though studied for decades, the array of mechanisms contributing to acquired resistance are not completely understood, and thus pose a significant limitation to the development of new therapeutic strategies that could benefit patients in these advanced stages of disease...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930957/clot-dynamics-and-mortality-the-ma-r-ratio
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Stephanie A Savage, Ben L Zarzaur, Timothy H Pohlman, Brian L Brewer, Louis J Magnotti, Martin A Croce, Garrett H Lim, Ali C Martin
INTRODUCTION: The coagulopathy of trauma, illustrated by a short R-time, is common and well understood. The physiology behind this may be early thrombin burst with rapid clot formation. Rapid consumption of fibrinogen, however, may result in weak clot and substrate depletion, resulting in low MA. While these characteristics are interesting, utilizing thromboelastography (TEG) to identify those at risk of subsequent bleeding diathesis, especially in those who do not demonstrate early signs of physiologic derangement, is challenging...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930952/military-use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-combat-trauma-does-it-matter
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Jeffrey T Howard, Zsolt T Stockinger, Andrew P Cap, Jeffrey A Bailey, Kirby R Gross
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been previously reported to have a mortality benefit in civilian and combat-related trauma, and was thus added to the Joint Theater Trauma System Damage Control Resuscitation Clinical Practice Guideline. As part of ongoing system-wide performance improvement, the use of TXA has been closely monitored. The goal was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TXA use in military casualties and provide additional guidance for continued use. METHODS: A total of 3,773 casualties were included in this retrospective, observational study of data gathered from a trauma registry...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930937/administration-of-hypertonic-solutions-for-hemorrhagic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Meng-Che Wu, Tin-Yun Liao, Erica M Lee, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Wan-Ting Hsu, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Po-Yang Tsou, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
BACKGROUND: Several clinical trials on hypertonic fluid administration have been completed, but the results have been inconclusive. The objective of this study is to summarize current evidence for treating hypovolemic patients with hypertonic solutions by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Major electronic databases were searched from inception through June 2014. We included only randomized controlled trials involving hemorrhagic shock patients treated with hypertonic solutions...
September 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930525/micronutrient-formulations-for-prevention-of-complications-of-pregnancy
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R B Singh, Sanjay Mishra, Shailesh Kumar, Amit Mani Tiwari, Fabien De Meester, Ramesh K Goyal, Kumar Kartikey, Meenakshi Singh
According to a relatively recent UNICEF report, 15 percent of the infant population of the world is of low birth weight with India accounting for one third of all the world's low-weight newborns. Twenty percent of all low birth weight infants die within a month. This mortality figure is higher in developing countries due to inadequate nutritional intake by pregnant women. Development of a new package of nutrient-rich food based on egg or milk or soy bean proteins, containing multiple micronutrient supplements, available at affordable cost, may protect against morbidity and mortality among pregnant women as well as low birth weight in newborns...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929865/false-positive-screens-and-lung-cancer-risk-in-the-national-lung-screening-trial-implications-for-shared-decision-making
#16
Paul F Pinsky, Christina R Bellinger, David P Miller
Objectives Low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening has been shown to reduce lung cancer mortality but has a high false-positive rate. The precision medicine approach to low-dose computed tomography screening assesses subjects' benefits versus harms based on their personal lung cancer risk, where harms include false-positive screens and resultant invasive procedures. We assess the relationship between lung cancer risk and the rate of false-positive LDCT screens. Methods The National Lung Screening Trial randomized high-risk subjects to three annual screens with low-dose computed tomography or chest radiographs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929257/initial-experience-with-a-dual-console-robotic-assisted-platform-for-training-in-colorectal-surgery
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J C Bolger, M P Broe, M A Zarog, A Looney, K McKevitt, D Walsh, S Giri, C Peirce, J C Coffey
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery is associated with several patient-related benefits, including reduced length of hospital stay and reduced blood loss. Robotic-assisted surgery offers many advantages when compared with standard laparoscopic procedures, including a stable three-dimensional binocular camera platform, motion smoothing and motion scaling, improved dexterity and ergonomics. There are limited data on the effectiveness of the dual-console DaVinci Xi platform for teaching resident surgeons...
September 19, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929037/risk-of-death-from-prostate-cancer-with-and-without-definitive-local-therapy-when-gleason-pattern-5-is-present-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-analysis
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Jonathan Frandsen, Andrew Orton, Dennis Shrieve, Jonathan Tward
Purpose The purpose is to evaluate the patterns of care and comparative effectiveness for cause-specific and overall survival of definitive local treatments versus conservatively managed men with a primary or secondary Gleason pattern of 5. Methods and materials Patients diagnosed from 2004 to 2012 with a primary or secondary Gleason pattern of 5 N0M0 prostate cancer were extracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses were used to estimate the survival...
July 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928974/the-influence-of-water-temperature-on-sockeye-salmon-heart-rate-recovery-following-simulated-fisheries-interactions
#19
Tanya S Prystay, Erika J Eliason, Michael J Lawrence, Melissa Dick, Jacob W Brownscombe, David A Patterson, Glenn T Crossin, Scott G Hinch, Steven J Cooke
Selective harvest policies have been implemented in North America to enhance the conservation of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) stocks, which has led to an increase in the capture and release of fish by all fishing sectors. Despite the immediate survival benefits, catch-and-release results in capture stress, particularly at high water temperatures, and this can result in delayed post-release mortality minutes to days later. The objective of this study was to evaluate how different water temperatures influenced heart rate disturbance and recovery of wild sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) following fisheries interactions (i...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928956/a-primer-on-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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REVIEW
Norman R Hertzer
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms have an alarmingly high mortality rate that often exceeds 50%, even when patients survive long enough to be transported to hospitals. Historical data have shown that ruptures are especially likely to occur with aneurysms measuring ≥6 cm in diameter, but there are so many exceptions to this that several randomized clinical trials have been done in an attempt to determine whether smaller aneurysms should be repaired electively as soon as they are discovered. More recently, further trials have been conducted in order to compare the relative benefits and disadvantages of modern endovascular aneurysm repair to those of traditional open surgery...
2017: F1000Research
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