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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150746/correlation-between-quantitative-pivot-shift-and-generalized-joint-laxity-a-prospective-multicenter-study-of-acl-ruptures
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David Sundemo, Anna Blom, Yuichi Hoshino, Ryosuke Kuroda, Nicola Francesco Lopomo, Stefano Zaffagnini, Volker Musahl, James J Irrgang, Jón Karlsson, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: To investigate whether an increased magnitude of quantitative rotatory knee laxity is associated with a greater level of generalized joint laxity in ACL-injured and contralateral knees. METHODS: A total of 103 patients were enrolled across four international centers to undergo anatomic ACL reconstruction. Rotatory knee laxity was evaluated preoperatively, both in the awake state and under anesthesia, using the standardized pivot shift test. Two devices were used to quantify rotatory knee laxity; an inertial sensor, measuring the joint acceleration, and an image analysis system, measuring the lateral compartment translation of the tibia...
November 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150168/exploring-the-path-between-depression-anxiety-and-10-year-cardiovascular-disease-incidence-among-apparently-healthy-greek-middle-aged-adults-the-attica-study
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Natasa Kollia, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Ekavi Georgousopoulou, Christina Chrysohoou, Mary Yannakoulia, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Somnath Chatterji, Josep Maria Haro, Charalabos Papageorgiou, Christos Pitsavos
OBJECTIVES: Although there is substantial evidence that psychological factors play an important role in the onset and course of cardiovascular disease (CVD), less is known about their combined effect and the pathways by which they affect cardiovascular health. The present work aimed to prospectively explore the effects of depression and anxiety on the 10-year CVD incidence, in relation to other lifestyle determinants, as linking factors in the context of the ATTICA study. Study design/Main outcome measures: The ATTICA study is a population-based, health and nutrition prospective cohort study (2002-2012), during which 853 middle-aged participants without a history of CVD [453 men (aged 45±13years) and 400 women (aged 44±18years)], underwent psychological evaluations at enrollment...
December 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148424/effect-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-on-organ-damage-and-mortality-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-longitudinal-analysis
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Chi Chiu Mok, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan, Ling Yin Ho
OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) on organ damage and mortality in patients with SLE. METHODS: Consecutive patients who fulfilled ≥4 ACR criteria for SLE were assessed for the MetS in October 2010. The MetS was defined by the updated joint consensus criteria, using the Asian criteria for central obesity. Longitudinal data on organ damage and mortality were retrieved. The association between MetS and new damage and mortality was studied by logistic regression...
October 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146652/dynamic-treatment-selection-and-modification-for-personalised-blood-pressure-therapy-using-a-markov-decision-process-model-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Sung Eun Choi, Margaret L Brandeau, Sanjay Basu
OBJECTIVE: Personalised medicine seeks to select and modify treatments based on individual patient characteristics and preferences. We sought to develop an automated strategy to select and modify blood pressure treatments, incorporating the likelihood that patients with different characteristics would benefit from different types of medications and dosages and the potential severity and impact of different side effects among patients with different characteristics. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We developed a Markov decision process (MDP) model to incorporate meta-analytic data and estimate the optimal treatment for maximising discounted lifetime quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) based on individual patient characteristics, incorporating medication adjustment choices when a patient incurs side effects...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144183/age-and-rest-activity-rhythm-as-predictors-of-survival-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer
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Wen-Pei Chang, Robert Smith, Chia-Chin Lin
Disruption of the rest-activity rhythm in patients with lung cancer can accelerate cancer progression and affect survival. Rest-activity rhythm changes with age. Therefore, we investigated the effects of rest-activity rhythm and age on patients' survival. A total of 84 patients with lung cancer were recruited, then separated into two groups; younger patients aged under 65 years or elderly patients aged 65 and over. The dichotomy index (I < O) was used to estimate the rest-activity rhythm measured through the actigraphy motion detector...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143220/validation-of-the-8th-ajcc-prognostic-staging-system-for-breast-cancer-in-a-population-based-setting
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Omar Abdel-Rahman
OBJECTIVES: To validate the newly proposed American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) prognostic staging system for breast cancer. METHODS: Surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) database (2010-2014) was accessed. Cumulative incidence function was conducted (through assessment of sub-distribution hazard) according to both anatomical and prognostic stages. Likewise, Cox cause-specific hazard ratio with pairwise hazard ratio comparisons were also assessed for both anatomical and prognostic stages...
November 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140988/sex-difference-in-the-interaction-of-alcohol-intake-hepatitis-b-virus-and-hepatitis-c-virus-on-the-risk-of-cirrhosis
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Tommaso Stroffolini, Evangelista Sagnelli, Angelo Andriulli, Guido Colloredo, Caterina Furlan, Giovanni Battista Gaeta, Filomena Morisco, Mario Pirisi, Floriano Rosina, Caterina Sagnelli, Antonina Smedile, Piero Luigi Almasio
BACKGROUND: The joint effect of the interaction of alcohol intake, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) on the risk of cirrhosis is still unexplored because a large sample size is required for this investigation. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of interaction of HBV, HCV and alcohol abuse on the risk of cirrhosis. DESIGN: We analysed 12,262 consecutive patients with chronic liver disease of various aetiologies referring to 95 Italian liver units in 2001 or 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139314/cost-utility-analysis-of-life-long-prophylaxis-with-recombinant-factor-viii-fc-vs-recombinant-factor-viii-for-the-management-of-severe-haemophilia-a-in-sweden
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Nathaniel Henry, Jelena Jovanović, Max Schlueter, Persefoni Kritikou, Koo Wilson, Karl-Johan Myrén
AIMS: Prophylaxis with recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) is the standard of care for severe haemophilia A in Sweden. The need for frequent injections with existing rFVIII products may, however, result in poor adherence to prophylaxis leading to increased bleeding and long-term joint damage. Recombinant FVIIIFc (rFVIIIFc) is an extended half-life fusion protein which can offer prolonged protection and reduced dosing frequency. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-utility of prophylaxis with rFVIIIFc in severe haemophilia A from the perspective of the Swedish health system...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137497/optimization-of-t2-weighted-imaging-for-shoulder-magnetic-resonance-arthrography-by-synthetic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Seung Hyun Lee, Young Han Lee, Seok Hahn, Jaemoon Yang, Ho-Taek Song, Jin-Suck Suh
Background Synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows reformatting of various synthetic images by adjustment of scanning parameters such as repetition time (TR) and echo time (TE). Optimized MR images can be reformatted from T1, T2, and proton density (PD) values to achieve maximum tissue contrast between joint fluid and adjacent soft tissue. Purpose To demonstrate the method for optimization of TR and TE by synthetic MRI and to validate the optimized images by comparison with conventional shoulder MR arthrography (MRA) images...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137106/trabecular-bone-score-as-a-supplementary-tool-for-the-discrimination-of-osteoporotic-fractures-in-postmenopausal-women-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yong Jun Choi, Yoon-Sok Chung, Chang-Hee Suh, Ju-Yang Jung, Hyoun-Ah Kim
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a risk factor for bone fragility, and its effect on fracture risk is independent of bone mineral density (BMD). The trabecular bone score (TBS) is a new indirect parameter of bone quality. In this study, BMD and the TBS were compared between female postmenopausal RA patients with and those without vertebral fractures (VFs).This study had a cross-sectional design. Two hundred seventy-nine postmenopausal women with RA aged 50 years or older were included in this study. TBS measurements were performed on the same vertebrae as those for the BMD measurements...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136444/effect-of-locking-plate-fixation-vs-intramedullary-nail-fixation-on-6-month-disability-among-adults-with-displaced-fracture-of-the-distal-tibia-the-uk-fixdt-randomized-clinical-trial
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Matthew L Costa, Juul Achten, James Griffin, Stavros Petrou, Ian Pallister, Sarah E Lamb, Nick R Parsons
Importance: The best treatment for fractures of the distal tibia remains controversial. Most such fractures require surgical fixation but outcomes are unpredictable and complications are common. Objective: To assess disability, quality of life, and complications in patients with displaced tibial fracture treated with intramedullary nail fixation vs locking plate fixation. Design, Setting, and Participants: A multicenter randomized trial recruiting 321 patients 16 years or older with an acute, displaced, extra-articular fracture of the distal tibia from April 2013 through April 2016 with final follow-up in February 2017...
November 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136387/randomized-multicenter-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-of-duloxetine-versus-placebo-for-aromatase-inhibitor-associated-arthralgias-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-swog-s1202
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N Lynn Henry, Joseph M Unger, Anne F Schott, Louis Fehrenbacher, Patrick J Flynn, Debra M Prow, Carl W Sharer, Gary V Burton, Charles S Kuzma, Anna Moseley, Danika L Lew, Michael J Fisch, Carol M Moinpour, Dawn L Hershman, James L Wade
Purpose Adherence to aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy for early-stage breast cancer is limited by AI-associated musculoskeletal symptoms (AIMSS). Duloxetine is US Food and Drug Administration approved for treatment of multiple chronic pain disorders. We hypothesized that treatment of AIMSS with duloxetine would improve average joint pain compared with placebo. Methods This randomized, double-blind, phase III trial included AI-treated postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer and who had average joint pain score of ≥ 4 out of 10 that developed or worsened since AI therapy initiation...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135663/serum-fructosamine-a-simple-and-inexpensive-test-for-assessing-preoperative-glycemic-control
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Noam Shohat, Majd Tarabichi, Eric H Tischler, Serge Jabbour, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Although the medical community acknowledges the importance of preoperative glycemic control, the literature is inconclusive and the proper metric for assessment of glycemic control remains unclear. Serum fructosamine reflects the mean glycemic control in a shorter time period compared with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Our aim was to examine its role in predicting adverse outcomes following total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2013, we screened all patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty preoperatively using serum HbA1c, fructosamine, and blood glucose levels...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135568/dynamic-prediction-of-outcome-for-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-application-of-a-joint-model-for-longitudinal-cancer-antigen-125-values
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Yuting Cao, Yi Jiang, Xiao Lin, Jinsong Liu, Tao Lu, Wenjun Cheng, Fangrong Yan
OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, gynecologic oncologists are interested in predicting the prognosis of patients through information from different sources. Recently, the overall survival (OS) of ovarian cancer patients has been widely and intensively researched, and a large number of risk factors have been determined, including the biomarker of cancer antigen 125 (CA-125). For newly diagnosed patients, it is critical to construct effective prognostic models to predict prognosis dynamically by combining their CA-125 values with adjusted clinical factors...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133558/pharmacokinetics-and-drug-drug-interactions-of-lopinavir-ritonavir-administered-with-first-and-second-line-antituberculosis-drugs-in-hiv-infected-children-treated-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Louvina E van der Laan, Anthony J Garcia-Prats, H Simon Schaaf, Tjokosela Tikiso, Lubbe Wiesner, Mine de Kock, Jana Winckler, Jennifer Norman, Helen McIlleron, Paolo Denti, Anneke C Hesseling
Background Lopinavir/ritonavir forms the backbone of current first-line antiretroviral regimens in young HIV-infected children. As multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) frequently occurs in young children in high-burden TB settings, it is important to identify potential interactions between MDR-TB treatment and lopinavir/ritonavir. We describe the pharmacokinetics of and potential drug-drug interactions between lopinavir/ritonavir and routine drugs used for MDR-TB treatment in HIV-infected children.Methods A combined population pharmacokinetic model was developed to jointly describe the pharmacokinetics of lopinavir and ritonavir in 32 HIV-infected children (16 on MDR-TB treatment with combinations of high-dose isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, ethionamide, terizidone, a fluoroquinolone, and amikacin: and 16 without TB), who were established on a lopinavir/ritonavir-containing antiretroviral regimen...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133415/phenological-shifts-conserve-thermal-niches-in-north-american-birds-and-reshape-expectations-for-climate-driven-range-shifts
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Jacob B Socolar, Peter N Epanchin, Steven R Beissinger, Morgan W Tingley
Species respond to climate change in two dominant ways: range shifts in latitude or elevation and phenological shifts of life-history events. Range shifts are widely viewed as the principal mechanism for thermal niche tracking, and phenological shifts in birds and other consumers are widely understood as the principal mechanism for tracking temporal peaks in biotic resources. However, phenological and range shifts each present simultaneous opportunities for temperature and resource tracking, although the possible role for phenological shifts in thermal niche tracking has been widely overlooked...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128953/is-the-association-of-adhd-with-socio-economic-disadvantage-explained-by-child-comorbid-externalizing-problems-or-parent-adhd
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Lindsay L Miller, Hanna C Gustafsson, Jessica Tipsord, Minkyoung Song, Elizabeth Nousen, Nathan Dieckmann, Joel T Nigg
It has been unclear whether an associations of child ADHD with socio-economic disadvantage (SES) could be accounted for by (a) parental ADHD explaining both low SES and child ADHD, and/or (b) the joint overlap of ODD or CD with low SES and ADHD. Study 1 used a community-recruited case-control sample with detailed evaluation of SES indicators, child ADHD, child externalizing, and parent ADHD symptoms (n = 931 children, 521 ADHD, 577 boys, 354 girls) in a path modeling analysis with latent variables. Study 2 evaluated ADHD and externalizing behavior in a regression model using a poverty index for SES, in 70,927 children (48...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128892/trajectories-of-job-demands-and-control-risk-for-subsequent-symptoms-of-major-depression-in-the-nationally-representative-swedish-longitudinal-occupational-survey-of-health-slosh
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Julia K Åhlin, Hugo Westerlund, Yannick Griep, Linda L Magnusson Hanson
PURPOSE: Depression is a global health concern. High job demands, low job control, and the combination (high strain) are associated with depression. However, few longitudinal studies have investigated changed or repeated exposure to demands and control related to depression. We investigated how trajectories of exposure to job demands and control jointly influence subsequent depression. METHODS: We included 7949 subjects from the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health, who completed questionnaires of perceived job demands and control, and depressive symptoms from 2006 to 2014...
November 11, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128413/association-of-citizenship-status-with-kidney-transplantation-in-medicaid-patients
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Jenny I Shen, Daniel Hercz, Lilly M Barba, Holly Wilhalme, Erik L Lum, Edmund Huang, Uttam Reddy, Leslie Salas, Sitaram Vangala, Keith C Norris
BACKGROUND: Although individuals classified as nonresident aliens, including undocumented immigrants, are entitled to receive emergency dialysis in the United States regardless of their ability to pay, most states do not provide them with subsidized care for maintenance dialysis or kidney transplantation. We explored whether nonresident aliens have similar outcomes to US citizens after receiving kidney transplants covered by Medicaid, a joint federal and state health insurance program...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127754/-osteoarthritis-as-part-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Karel Pavelka
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most frequent joint disease, whereas etiopathogenesis of OA is not entirely clarified. It is a heterogeneous disorder and genetic as well as biomechanical, endocrine and inflammatory effects may be involved in its origin. The author examines the problems concerning relationships between the metabolic syndrome and OA, and states that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with OA is higher than in those without OA (59 % vs 23 %). It remains problematic that one of the main components of metabolic syndrome is obesity which in itself is a risk factor for arthrosis development in the weight-bearing joints, not for OA in the hands...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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