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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773576/joint-effect-of-carotid-plaque-and-c-reactive-protein-on-first-ever-ischemic-stroke-and-myocardial-infarction
#1
Agnethe Eltoft, Kjell Arne Arntzen, Tom Wilsgaard, John-Bjarne Hansen, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Stein Harald Johnsen
BACKGROUND: The joint effect of atherosclerosis and CRP (C-reactive protein) on risk of ischemic stroke (IS) and myocardial infarction (MI) has been sparsely studied. The aim of this study was to explore whether CRP mediates the risk of events in subjects with prevalent carotid plaque, examine synergism, and test whether CRP and carotid plaque add to risk prediction beyond traditional risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: CRP and carotid total plaque area (TPA) were measured in 10 109 participants in the Tromsø Study from 1994 to 2008...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772342/is-local-or-central-adiposity-more-strongly-associated-with-incident-knee-osteoarthritis-than-the-body-mass-index-in-men-or-women
#2
Adam G Culvenor, David T Felson, Wolfgang Wirth, Torben Dannhauer, Felix Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether central (abdominal) or peripheral (thigh) adiposity measures are associated with incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) independent of body mass index (BMI) and whether their relation to RKOA was stronger than that of BMI. DESIGN: 161 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants (62% female) with incident RKOA (Kellgren/Lawrence grade 0/1 at baseline, developing an osteophyte and joint space narrowing grade ≥1 by year-4) were matched to 186 controls (58% female) without incident RKOA...
May 14, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772032/prevalence-of-abnormal-morphology-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-asymptomatic-subjects-a-retrospective-cohort-study-utilizing-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Thiago Azário de Holanda, Rita Cássia de Almeida, Alexandre Emídio Silva, Melissa Feres Damian, Noéli Boscato
PURPOSE: This retrospective cohort study in an asymptomatic nonpatient population evaluated the prevalence of specific morphologic changes usually associated with the presence of degenerative joint diseases (DJD) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and examined the associations between DJD and age, sex, and number of teeth present. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CBCT images (268 TMJs) of 134 asymptomatic patients were studied. Patient data were obtained from clinical records, and calibrated examiners interpreted the CBCT images...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771963/predictive-value-of-long-term-changes-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-over-a-27-year-period-for-heart-failure-and-death-due-to-coronary-heart-disease
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Nina Fluschnik, Francisco Ojeda, Tanja Zeller, Torben Jørgensen, Kari Kuulasmaa, Peter Moritz Becher, Christoph Sinning, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), Cystatin C and C-reactive protein (CRP) have been discussed as biomarkers for prediction of cardiac diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of single and repeated measurements of GDF-15 compared to Cystatin C and CRP for incidence of heart failure (HF) and death due to coronary heart disease (CHD) in the general population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Levels of GDF-15, CRP and Cystatin C were determined in three repeated measurements collected 5 years apart in the DAN-MONICA (Danish-Multinational MONitoring of trends and determinants in Cardiovascular disease) cohort (participants at baseline n = 3785)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771871/trends-in-antiretroviral-therapy-eligibility-and-coverage-among-children-aged-15-years-with-hiv-infection-20-pepfar-supported-sub-saharan-african-countries-2012-2016
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Amanda Burrage, Monita Patel, Kelsey Mirkovic, Eric Dziuban, Wondimu Teferi, Laura Broyles, Emilia Rivadeneira
Rapid disease progression and associated opportunistic infections contribute to high mortality rates among children aged <15 years with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (1). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has decreased childhood HIV-associated morbidity and mortality rates over the past decade (2). As accumulating evidence revealed lower HIV-associated mortality with early ART initiation, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines broadened ART eligibility for children with HIV infection (2)...
May 18, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769528/a-joint-view-on-genetic-variants-for-adiposity-differentiates-subtypes-with-distinct-metabolic-implications
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Thomas W Winkler, Felix Günther, Simon Höllerer, Martina Zimmermann, Ruth Jf Loos, Zoltán Kutalik, Iris M Heid
The problem of the genetics of related phenotypes is often addressed by analyzing adjusted-model traits, but such traits warrant cautious interpretation. Here, we adopt a joint view of adiposity traits in ~322,154 subjects (GIANT consortium). We classify 159 signals associated with body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), or WHR adjusted for BMI (WHRadjBMI) at P < 5 × 10-8 , into four classes based on the direction of their effects on BMI and WHR. Our classes help differentiate adiposity genetics with respect to anthropometry, fat depots, and metabolic health...
May 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764966/risk-factors-for-intraarticular-heterotopic-bone-formation-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Matthew L Stoll, Dina Amin, Kathlyn K Powell, Catherine H Poholek, Rachel H Strait, Inmaculada Aban, Timothy Beukelman, Daniel W Young, Randy Q Cron, Peter D Waite
OBJECTIVE: Intraarticular corticosteroid (IAC) injections are often used to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). One potential complication of IA therapy is heterotopic bone formation (HBF). The purpose of our study was to evaluate risk factors for HBF development in children with JIA who received IA therapy for TMJ arthritis. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of children with JIA who had received ≥ 1 IAC injection into the TMJ...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764676/effect-of-plantarflexion-resistance-of-an-ankle-foot-orthosis-on-ankle-and-knee-joint-power-during-gait-in-individuals-post-stroke
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Toshiki Kobayashi, Michael S Orendurff, Madeline L Singer, Fan Gao, Grace Hunt, K Bo Foreman
Plantarflexion resistance of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) plays an important role to prevent foot-drop, but its impact on push-off has not been well investigated in individuals post-stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of plantarflexion resistance of an articulated AFO on ankle and knee joint power of the limb wearing the AFO in individuals post-stroke. Gait analysis was performed on 10 individuals with chronic stroke using a Vicon 3-dimensional motion capture system and a Bertec split-belt instrumented treadmill...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761788/block-based-robust-control-of-stepping-using-intraspinal-microstimulation
#9
Ehsan Rouhani, Abbas Erfanian
OBJECTIVE: The problem of motor control using intraspinal microstimulation (ISMS) can be approached at two levels of the motor system: individual muscles (motor pools) and motor primitives. The major challenges of direct ISMS at the level of individual muscle are the number of electrodes that are required to be implanted in order to recruit all muscles involving the motion and the muscle selectivity. One solution to cope with these problems is the control of movement generated by appropriate combination of the movement primitives...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761322/concurrent-risk-reduction-surgery-in-patients-with-increased-lifetime-risk-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-an-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-nsqip-database
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Maryam Elmi, Arash Azin, Ahmad Elnahas, David R McCready, Tulin D Cil
BACKGROUND: Patients with genetic susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer are eligible for risk-reduction surgery. Surgical morbidity of risk-reduction mastectomy (RRM) with concurrent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) is unknown. Outcomes in these patients were compared to patients undergoing RRM without BSO using a large multi-institutional database. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted using the American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2007-2016 datasets, comparing postoperative morbidity between patients undergoing RRM with patients undergoing RRM with concurrent BSO...
May 14, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761113/differences-in-hip-joint-biomechanics-and-muscle-activation-in-individuals-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-compared-with-healthy-asymptomatic-individuals-is-level-ground-gait-analysis-enough
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Derek J Rutherford, Janice Moreside, Ivan Wong
Background: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a recognized cause of hip and groin pain and a significant factor in hip joint function during sport. Objective tests for understanding hip function are lacking in this population. Purpose: To determine whether biomechanical and electromyographic features of hip function during level-ground walking differ between a group diagnosed with FAI and those with no symptoms of FAI. Study Design: Controlled laboratory study...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760159/inadequate-response-to-treat-to-target-methotrexate-therapy-in-patients-with-new-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-development-and-validation-of-clinical-predictors
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Xavier M Teitsma, Johannes W G Jacobs, Paco M J Welsing, Pascal H P de Jong, Johanna M W Hazes, Angelique E A M Weel, Attila Pethö-Schramm, Michelle E A Borm, Jacob M van Laar, Floris P J G Lafeber, Johannes W J Bijlsma
OBJECTIVE: To identify and validate clinical baseline predictors associated with inadequate response (IR) to methotrexate (MTX) therapy in newly diagnosed patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In U-Act-Early, 108 disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD)-naive patients with RA were randomised to initiate MTX therapy and treated to target until sustained remission (disease activity score assessing 28 joints (DAS28) <2.6 with four or less swollen joints for ≥24 weeks) was achieved...
May 14, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759856/malnutrition-and-the-development-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-in-patients-undergoing-primary-elective-total-joint-arthroplasty
#13
Kier Blevins, Arash Aalirezaie, Noam Shohat, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Although an abundance of literature exists linking malnutrition with infectious complications in surgical patients, there is little specifically examining the link between malnutrition and periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). This study evaluated the relationship between abnormal nutritional parameters and development of PJI in patients undergoing primary total joint arthroplasty (TJA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed TJA patients from 2000 to 2016 with preoperative nutritional screening at a single institution...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758587/regional-vs-general-anesthesia-for-total-knee-and-hip-replacement-an-analysis-of-postoperative-pain-perception-from-the-international-pain-out-registry
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Katharina Donauer, Hagen Bomberg, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Thomas Volk, Winfried Meissner, Alexander Wolf
BACKGROUND: Total hip and knee replacements are common surgeries, and an optimal pain treatment is essential for early rehabilitation. Since data from randomized controlled trails on the use of regional anesthesia in joint replacements of the lower extremities are conflicting, we analyzed the international PAIN OUT registry for comparison of regional anesthesia vs. general anesthesia regarding pain and morphine consumption on the first postoperative day. METHODS: International Classification of Diseases-9 (ICD-9) codes were used to identify 2,346 cases for knee and 2,315 for hip arthroplasty between 2010 and 2016 from the PAIN OUT registry...
May 14, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758472/contributions-of-depression-and-body-mass-index-to-body-image
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Nadine P G Paans, Mariska Bot, Ingeborg A Brouwer, Marjolein Visser, Brenda W J H Penninx
Depression and body mass index (BMI) are known to be associated with body image, however, their independent or joint effects on body image in adults are largely unknown. Therefore, we studied associations of depression diagnosis, severity, and BMI with perceptual body size (PBS) and body image dissatisfaction (BID). Cross-sectional data from 882 remitted depressed patients, 242 currently depressed patients and 325 healthy controls from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety were used. Depressive disorders (DSM-IV based psychiatric interview), standardized self-reported depressive symptoms (Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology) and BMI were separately and simultaneously related to body image (the Stunkard Figure Rating scale) using linear regression analyses...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757418/associations-of-arsenic-exposure-with-telomere-length-and-na%C3%A3-ve-t-cells-in-childhood-a-birth-cohort-study
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Tania Mannan, Sultan Ahmed, Evana Akhtar, Khalid Bin Ahsan, Ahsanul Haq, Maria Kippler, Marie Vahter, Rubhana Raqib
There is limited knowledge of association between arsenic exposure and telomere length (TL) and signal joint T-cell receptor excision circle (sjTREC) that are potential biomarkers of immune senescence and disease susceptibility. We aimed to clarify whether long-term inorganic arsenic exposure influences TL and sjTRECs in childhood. Children born in a longitudinal mother-child cohort were followed-up at 4.5 (n=275) and 9 years (n=351) of age. Arsenic exposure was assessed by metabolite concentrations in urine (U-As) from mothers at gestational week 8 (prenatal) and their children at 4...
May 10, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757058/outcomes-following-hip-and-knee-replacement-in-diabetic-versus-nondiabetic-patients-and-well-versus-poorly-controlled-diabetic-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Erik Lenguerrand, Andrew D Beswick, Michael R Whitehouse, Vikki Wylde, Ashley W Blom
Background and purpose - The impact of diabetes and glycemic control before joint replacement on clinical and patient-reported outcomes is unclear. We compared pain, function, complications, and length of hospital stay in diabetic and nondiabetic patients receiving primary total hip (THR) or knee replacement (TKR) and compared these outcomes in patients with poorly controlled versus well-controlled diabetes. Patients and methods - We conducted a prospective cohort study of patients undergoing primary THR (n = 300) or TKR (n = 287) for osteoarthritis...
May 14, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755840/treatment-of-mallet-finger-deformity-with-a-modified-palmaris-longus-tendon-graft-through-a-bone-tunnel
#18
Zengbing Liu, Kai Ma, Dong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of treating mallet finger deformity using a modified palmaris longus tendon graft through a bone tunnel. METHODS: Altogether, 21 patients with mallet finger deformity (16 men, 5 women; average age 31 years, range 19-47 years) were treated with a modified palmaris longus tendon graft through a bone tunnel during 18 months (2014-2016). Four index fingers, seven middle fingers, eight ring fingers, and two little fingers were treated for four cutting injuries, eleven finger sprains, four crush injuries, and two twist injuries (7 open and 14 closed injuries)...
2018: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755583/relationship-between-asymmetry-of-gait-and-muscle-torque-in-patients-after-unilateral-transfemoral-amputation
#19
Alicja Rutkowska-Kucharska, Mateusz Kowal, Sławomir Winiarski
Many studies have shown that unilateral transfemoral amputation involves asymmetric gait. Transfemoral amputation leads to muscle atrophy in a tight stump resulting in asymmetry in muscle torque between the amputated and intact limb. This research is aimed at verifying if a relationship between torque values of hip joint flexors and extensors and gait asymmetry in patients with TFA exists. Fourteen adult subjects with unilateral TFA took part in the experiment. Gait symmetry was evaluated based on the ground reaction force (GRF)...
2018: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754777/international-validation-of-the-consensus-immunoscore-for-the-classification-of-colon-cancer-a-prognostic-and-accuracy-study
#20
Franck Pagès, Bernhard Mlecnik, Florence Marliot, Gabriela Bindea, Fang-Shu Ou, Carlo Bifulco, Alessandro Lugli, Inti Zlobec, Tilman T Rau, Martin D Berger, Iris D Nagtegaal, Elisa Vink-Börger, Arndt Hartmann, Carol Geppert, Julie Kolwelter, Susanne Merkel, Robert Grützmann, Marc Van den Eynde, Anne Jouret-Mourin, Alex Kartheuser, Daniel Léonard, Christophe Remue, Julia Y Wang, P Bavi, Michael H A Roehrl, Pamela S Ohashi, Linh T Nguyen, SeongJun Han, Heather L MacGregor, Sara Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Bradly G Wouters, Giuseppe V Masucci, Emilia K Andersson, Eva Zavadova, Michal Vocka, Jan Spacek, Lubos Petruzelka, Bohuslav Konopasek, Pavel Dundr, Helena Skalova, Kristyna Nemejcova, Gerardo Botti, Fabiana Tatangelo, Paolo Delrio, Gennaro Ciliberto, Michele Maio, Luigi Laghi, Fabio Grizzi, Tessa Fredriksen, Bénédicte Buttard, Mihaela Angelova, Angela Vasaturo, Pauline Maby, Sarah E Church, Helen K Angell, Lucie Lafontaine, Daniela Bruni, Carine El Sissy, Nacilla Haicheur, Amos Kirilovsky, Anne Berger, Christine Lagorce, Jeffrey P Meyers, Christopher Paustian, Zipei Feng, Carmen Ballesteros-Merino, Jeroen Dijkstra, Carlijn van de Water, Shannon van Lent-van Vliet, Nikki Knijn, Ana-Maria Mușină, Dragos-Viorel Scripcariu, Boryana Popivanova, Mingli Xu, Tomonobu Fujita, Shoichi Hazama, Nobuaki Suzuki, Hiroaki Nagano, Kiyotaka Okuno, Toshihiko Torigoe, Noriyuki Sato, Tomohisa Furuhata, Ichiro Takemasa, Kyogo Itoh, Prabhu S Patel, Hemangini H Vora, Birva Shah, Jayendrakumar B Patel, Kruti N Rajvik, Shashank J Pandya, Shilin N Shukla, Yili Wang, Guanjun Zhang, Yutaka Kawakami, Francesco M Marincola, Paolo A Ascierto, Daniel J Sargent, Bernard A Fox, Jérôme Galon
BACKGROUND: The estimation of risk of recurrence for patients with colon carcinoma must be improved. A robust immune score quantification is needed to introduce immune parameters into cancer classification. The aim of the study was to assess the prognostic value of total tumour-infiltrating T-cell counts and cytotoxic tumour-infiltrating T-cells counts with the consensus Immunoscore assay in patients with stage I-III colon cancer. METHODS: An international consortium of 14 centres in 13 countries, led by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, assessed the Immunoscore assay in patients with TNM stage I-III colon cancer...
May 10, 2018: Lancet
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