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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743178/multicenter-analysis-of-transanal-tube-placement-for-prevention-of-anastomotic-leak-after-low-anterior-resection
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Saori Goto, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada, Ryosuke Okamura, Suguru Hasegawa, Takahisa Kyogoku, Shuichi Ota, Yukito Adachi, Yoshiharu Sakai
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak (AL) is a serious complication of low anterior resection (LAR). This study aimed to evaluate the effect of transanal tube placement for prevention of AL. METHODS: This multicenter retrospective cohort study enrolled 328 consecutive patients who underwent LAR for rectal cancer at participating hospitals from 2009 to 2014. Multivariate logistic regression was used to adjust for confounding factors. RESULTS: A transanal tube was placed in 205 patients (TA group) and not placed in 123 patients (non-TA group)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743049/risk-factors-for-maternal-anaemia-and-low-birth-weight-in-pregnant-women-living-in-rural-india-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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A S Ahankari, P R Myles, J V Dixit, L J Tata, A W Fogarty
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant women living in Maharashtra state, India. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study. METHODS: Women between 3 and 5 months of pregnancy were recruited from 34 villages based in Maharashtra state. Baseline data collection, anthropometric measurements and blood investigations were performed...
July 22, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742973/role-of-vitamin-a-oral-supplementation-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-response-in-the-liver-of-trained-rats
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Lyvia Lintzmaier Petiz, Alice Kunzler, Rafael Calixto Bortolin, Juciano Gasparotto, Cristiane Matté, José Claudio Fonseca Moreira, Daniel Pens Gelain
The use of dietary supplements to enhance the benefit of exercise training is a common practice. The liver is the organ where all substances are metabolized, and certain supplements have been associated with liver injury. Vitamin A (VA), a liposoluble vitamin stored in the liver, is commonly used as an antioxidant supplement. Here, we evaluated the effect of chronic VA supplementation on oxidative damage and stress parameters in trained rats. Animals were divided into the following groups: sedentary (SE), sedentary/VA (SE+VA), exercise training (ET), and exercise training/VA (ET+VA)...
July 25, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742932/a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial-testing-integrated-twelve-step-facilitation-itsf-treatment-for-adolescent-substance-use-disorder
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John F Kelly, Yifrah Kaminer, Christopher W Kahler, Bettina Hoeppner, Julie Yeterian, Julie V Cristello, Christine Timko
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Integration of 12-step philosophy and practices is common in adolescent substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs, particularly in North America. However, although numerous experimental studies have tested 12-step facilitation (TSF) treatments among adults, no studies have tested TSF-specific treatments for adolescents. We tested the efficacy of a novel integrated TSF. DESIGN: Explanatory, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial comparing 10 sessions of either motivational enhancement therapy/cognitive-behavioral therapy (MET/CBT; n=30) or a novel integrated TSF (iTSF; n=29) with follow-up assessments at 3-, 6-, and 9-months following treatment entry...
July 25, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742851/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-for-cervical-cancer-prevention-and-control-among-women-of-childbearing-age-in-hossana-town-hadiya-zone-southern-ethiopia-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Yitagesu Habtu Aweke, Samuel Yohannes Ayanto, Tariku Laelago Ersado
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer which Ethiopia put a strategic goal to reduce its incidence and mortality by 2020. Lack of knowledge and poor attitude towards the disease and risk factors can affect screening practice and development of preventive behavior for cervical cancer. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude, practices and factors for each domain for cervical cancer among women of child bearing age in Hossana town, Southern, Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742830/regulatory-effects-of-zinc-on-cadmium-induced-cytotoxicity-in-chronic-inflammation
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Paola Bonaventura, Aline Lamboux, Francis Albarède, Pierre Miossec
OBJECTIVES: Zinc (Zn) has major effects on immune system activation while Cadmium (Cd) has anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects in several chronic inflammatory contexts. The aim of this work was to investigate by which mechanisms Zn could compete with Cd and eventually counteract its deleterious effects. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synoviocytes exposed to cytokines were used as a model of chronic inflammation; osteoarthritis (OA) synoviocytes were used as control. METHODS: Cell/medium fractionation constants were analyzed for different metals by inductively-coupled-plasma mass-spectrometry by comparison to the 70Zn spike...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742774/improving-adherence-to-intraoperative-lung-protective-ventilation-strategies-at-a-university-medical-center
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Sean A Josephs, Gretchen A Lemmink, Judith A Strong, Cassandra L Barry, William E Hurford
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative lung-protective ventilation (ILPV) is defined as tidal volumes <8 mL/kg ideal bodyweight and is increasingly a standard of care for major abdominal surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. In this study, we report the result of a quality improvement initiative targeted at improving adherence to ILPV guidelines in a large academic teaching hospital. METHODS: We performed a time-series study to determine whether anesthesia provider adherence to ILPV was affected by certain improvement interventions and patient ideal body weight (IBW)...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742701/postoperative-delirium-as-a-target-for-surgical-quality-improvement
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Julia R Berian, Lynn Zhou, Marcia M Russell, Melissa A Hornor, Mark E Cohen, Emily Finlayson, Clifford Y Ko, Ronnie A Rosenthal, Thomas N Robinson
OBJECTIVE: To explore hospital-level variation in postoperative delirium using a multi-institutional data source. BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium is closely related to serious morbidity, disability, and death in older adults. Yet, surgeons and hospitals rarely measure delirium rates, which limits quality improvement efforts. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Geriatric Surgery Pilot (2014 to 2015) collects geriatric-specific variables, including postoperative delirium using a standardized definition...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742697/are-thoracotomy-and-or-intrathoracic-anastomosis-still-predictors-of-postoperative-mortality-after-esophageal-cancer-surgery-a-nationwide-study
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Sébastien Degisors, Arnaud Pasquer, Florence Renaud, Hélène Béhal, Flora Hec, Anne Gandon, Marguerite Vanderbeken, Gilbert Caranhac, Alain Duhamel, Guillaume Piessen, Christophe Mariette
BACKGROUND: Intrathoracic (vs cervical) anastomosis and a thoracotomy (vs absence) have previously been associated with increasing postoperative mortality (POM). Recent improvements in surgical practices and perioperative management may have changed these dogmas. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of performing intrathoracic anastomosis and/or thoracotomy on POM after esophageal cancer surgery in recent years. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent esophageal cancer surgery with reconstruction between 2010 and 2012 in France were included (n = 3286)...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742685/recurrence-patterns-and-long-term-results-after-induction-chemotherapy-chemoradiotherapy-and-curative-surgery-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Thomas Steffen, Daniel Dietrich, Annelies Schnider, Christoph Kettelhack, Olivier Huber, Walter R Marti, Markus Furrer, Beat Gloor, Marc Schiesser, Sandra Thierstein, Peter Brauchli, Thomas Ruhstaller
OBJECTIVE: The long-term follow up data of 2 prospective phase II trials is reported (NCT00072033, NCT00445861), which investigated neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by surgery in patients with esophageal carcinoma. Postoperative complications as well as prognostic factors and patterns of relapse during long-term observation are shown. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Long-term follow-up is often missing in the complex setting of multimodal treatments of esophageal carcinoma; this leads to rather undifferentiated follow-up guidelines for this tumor entity...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742650/reliable-and-easy-to-use-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-simultaneous-analysis-of-fluconazole-isavuconazole-itraconazole-hydroxy-itraconazole-posaconazole-and-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-and-serum
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Carsten Müller, David Gehlen, Cornelia Blaich, Domenik Prozeller, Blasius Liss, Thomas Streichert, Martin H J Wiesen
BACKGROUND: A fast and easy-to-use liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination and quantification of six triazoles (fluconazole (FLZ), isavuconazole (ISZ), itraconazole (ITZ), hydroxy-itraconazole (OH-ITZ), posaconazole (PSZ), voriconazole (VRZ)) in human plasma and serum was developed and validated for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). METHODS: Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation...
July 24, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742614/compression-socks-worn-during-flight-and-hemostatic-balance-in-boston-marathon-runners-on-oral-contraceptives
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Beth A Taylor, Amanda L Zaleski, Kevin D Ballard, Gregory A Panza, Antonio B Fernandez, Lauren Corso, Linda S Pescatello, Aaron L Baggish, Christopher Troyanos, Paul D Thompson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of oral contraceptive (OC) use and compression socks on hemostatic activation in women flying cross-country to and from a marathon. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: 2015 Boston Marathon. PARTICIPANTS: Women were divided into non-OC using (CONTROL; n = 12), OC-using (OC; n = 15), and OC-using plus compression sock (OC + SOCK; n = 14) groups. INTERVENTION: Women in OC + SOCK wore compression socks during flights to and from the marathon...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742602/is-there-a-relationship-between-the-functional-movement-screen-star-excursion-balance-test-and-balance-error-scoring-system
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Nicole D Harshbarger, Barton E Anderson, Kenneth C Lam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate associations between the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), and Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) scores. DESIGN: Correlational. SETTING: College athletic training facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two intercollegiate athletes (men = 36 and women = 16) representing 8 sports and cleared for unrestricted sport participation. INTERVENTIONS: Participants completed the FMS, SEBT, and BESS, in random order, during 1 testing session...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742543/one-hundred-twenty-one-resected-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-an-8-year-single-institution-experience-at-zhongshan-hospital-shanghai-china
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Yadong Xu, Guochao Zhao, Ning Pu, Abulimiti Nuerxiati, Yuan Ji, Lei Zhang, Yefei Rong, Wenhui Lou, Dansong Wang, Tiantao Kuang, Xuefeng Xu, Wenchuan Wu
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to introduce our experience with treating patients with pancreatic solid pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) and to investigate the clinical risk factors for recurrence of SPTs because no consensus has been established to date. METHODS: One hundred twenty-one patients underwent surgical resection from January 2008 to December 2015 in our institution. Clinical data were collected from the standardized reports. RESULTS: Of the 121 patients, 93 (76...
July 24, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742523/pregnancy-outcomes-among-patients-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-and-uterine-anatomic-abnormalities
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Daniel Gabbai, Avi Harlev, Michael Friger, Naama Steiner, Ruslan Sergienko, Andrey Kreinin, Asher Bashiri
BACKGROUND: Different etiologies for recurrent pregnancy loss have been identified, among them are: anatomical, endocrine, genetic, chromosomal and thrombophilia pathologies. AIMS: To assess medical and obstetric characteristics, and pregnancy outcomes, among women with uterine abnormalities and recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). This study also aims to assess the impact of uterine anatomic surgical correction on pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective case control study of 313 patients with two or more consecutive pregnancy losses followed by a subsequent (index) pregnancy...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742401/chikungunya-virus-seroprevalence-and-associated-factors-among-hospital-attendees-in-two-states-of-southwest-nigeria-a-preliminary-assessment
#16
Olayinka M Olajiga, Olajumoke E Adesoye, Adewale P Emilolorun, Abiodun J Adeyemi, Emmanuel O Adeyefa, Ismail A Aderibigbe, Salmot A Adejumo, Wasiu O Adebimpe, Oluyinka O Opaleye, Waidi F Sule, Daniel O Oluwayelu
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a re-emerging pathogen causing long-term polyarthritis and encephalitis. In conducting a preliminary investigation, we hypothesized that there is no serologic evidence of CHIKV infection among attendees of selected hospitals in Lagos and Osun States, Nigeria. Sera from 304 consecutively selected participants were screened for CHIKV IgG and IgM using ELISA. Findings were analyzed vis-à-vis participants' demographic and clinical data. Over 90.0% of the participants had never heard of CHIKV despite the fact that a large proportion of them (88...
July 25, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742376/hypervascular-transformation-of-hypovascular-hypointense-nodules-in-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chong Hyun Suh, Kyung Won Kim, Junhee Pyo, Jayoun Lee, So Yeon Kim, Seong Ho Park
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of hypovascular hypointense nodules in the hepatobiliary phase of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI and the risk factors for the hypervascular transformation of the nodules through a systematic review and meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Ovid-MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for published studies of hypovascular hypointense nodules in patients with chronic liver disease. The pooled proportions of the overall and cumulative incidence rates at 1, 2, and 3 years for the transformation of hypovascular hypointense nodules into hypervascular hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) were assessed by using random-effects modeling...
July 25, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742328/attachable-pulse-sensors-integrated-with-inorganic-optoelectronic-devices-for-monitoring-heart-rates-at-various-body-locations
#18
Juho Kim, Namyun Kim, Minjeong Kwon, Jongho Lee
Monitoring cardiovascular signals such as heart rate and blood flow provides critically important healthcare information about patients under medical care. However, when the sensors are worn for extended times, the sensors sometimes require higher mechanical compatibility with soft deformable tissues. In this paper, we report an attachable and flexible pulse sensor (bending radius: 2.4 mm), integrated with micro-inorganic photodetectors (thickness: 4.1 μm, photocurrent: 8.99 μA under 1.5 mW/cm(2)) and a red light emitting diode (620 nm), to monitor vital signals for extended times...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742280/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-egfr-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-south-western-sydney-local-health-district
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P N Ding, T L Roberts, W Chua, T M Becker, J Descallar, P Y Yip, V J Bray
AIMS: We aim to describe clinical characteristics, treatment patterns and factors influencing outcomes in patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in SWSLHD. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC diagnosed between January 2010 and June 2016. RESULTS: A total of 85 EGFR-mutated NSCLC patients were identified; 80 (94%) received first line treatment with EGFR-TKI. The median follow-up was 10.7 months with a median duration of treatment of 9 months...
July 25, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742158/human-tamm-horsfall-protein-a-renal-specific-protein-serves-as-a-cofactor-in-complement-3b-degradation
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Diana C J Rhodes
Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP) is an abundant urinary protein of renal origin. We hypothesize that THP can act as an inhibitor of complement since THP binds complement 1q (C1q) of the classical complement pathway, inhibits activation of this pathway, and is important in decreasing renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (a complement-mediated condition). In this study, we began to investigate whether THP interacted with the alternate complement pathway via complement factor H (CFH). THP was shown to bind CFH using ligand blots and in an ELISA (KD of 1 × 10-6 M)...
2017: PloS One
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