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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325020/socioeconomic-status-age-and-heart-rate-variability-in-a-bangladeshi-community
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Nishat E-Sharmin Trisha, Herbert F Jelinek, Mika P Tarvainen, David J Cornforth, Dewan S Alam, Megan Smith
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and either low or high heart rate variability (HRV) at rest has been shown to predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The study investigated the extent HRV features can predict SES. Four hundred and twenty eight people were randomly selected from the commercial districts (high SES) and slum areas (low SES) within Dhaka city. Demographic, clinical, and HRV features were recorded. Of the clinical variables age, waist circumference and diastolic blood pressure (p<;0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324994/co-activation-periods-of-gastrocnemius-and-vastus-lateralis-during-walking-evaluated-by-surface-electromyography
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Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo
"In vivo" studies reported that the co-activation of gastrocnemius and quadriceps femoris (QF) muscles produces ACL strain values greater than those caused by an isolated activation of either muscle. Aim of this study was to assess the co-activation of gastrocnemius (lateral head, GL) and vastus lateralis (VL) in healthy and young adults during walking. To this purpose the Statistical Gait Analysis was performed, that allows a characterization of gait considering hundreds of strides belonging to the same walking trial...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324943/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324484/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt2-inhibitor-comparing-trial-data-and-real-world-use
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Andrew McGovern, Michael Feher, Neil Munro, Simon de Lusignan
INTRODUCTION: The first cardiovascular safety trial in the sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor drug class, the Empagliflozin Cardiovascular Outcomes and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes (EMPA-REG OUTCOME) trial, demonstrated significant cardiovascular risk reduction with empagliflozin. It is currently not clear what proportions of people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have the same high cardiovascular risk as those included in the trial, and will therefore be likely to experience the same cardiovascular benefit...
March 21, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324324/prognostic-factors-of-sorafenib-therapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-failure-of-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Sangheun Lee, Jung Hyun Kang, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Jun Yong Park, Beom Kyung Kim, Seung Up Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han
BACKGROUND: There is no approved therapy for patients with failed transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and prognostic factors in patients with TACE failure who received sorafenib rescue therapy. METHODS: We investigated 54 patients who met the criteria of TACE failure as defined by the international guidelines of Europe and Japan. Sorafenib was used as a rescue therapy. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were analyzed by Kaplan-Meier methods, and multivariate analysis was performed to find prognostic factors...
March 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324285/preoperative-thrombocytosis-predicts-shortened-survival-in-patients-with-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-undergoing-operative-cytoreduction-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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Yue C Li, Tamara Khashab, Julia Terhune, Richard L Eckert, Nader Hanna, Allen Burke, H Richard Alexander
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to determine the clinical significance of preoperative thrombocytosis in patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) undergoing operative cytoreduction (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). CRS and HIPEC have been associated with prolonged survival in patients with MPM and is the preferred treatment in select patients. However, patient selection criteria remain ill-defined for this operation that is also associated with significant morbidity and mortality...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324232/reducing-surgical-site-infections-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-an-israeli-experience
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R Finkelstein, O Eluk, T Mashiach, D Levin, B Peskin, G Nirenberg, S Karkabi, M Soudri
PURPOSE: To assess the changes observed in surgical site infection (SSI) rates following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) after the introduction of an infection control programme and evaluate the risk factors for the development of these infections. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Large tertiary medical centre in Israel. METHODS: Data about SSIs and potential prophylaxis-, patient-, and procedure-related risk factors were collected for all patients who underwent elective total hip and total knee arthroplasty during the study period...
March 21, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324224/elective-caesarean-section-on-maternal-request-in-germany-factors-affecting-decision-making-concerning-mode-of-delivery
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Paul Philipp Stützer, Sebastian Berlit, Stefanie Lis, Christian Schmahl, Marc Sütterlin, Benjamin Tuschy
PURPOSE: To investigate sociopsychological factors of women undergoing a caesarean section on maternal request (CSMR). METHODS: Twenty-eight women who underwent CSMR and 29 women with vaginal delivery (VD) filled in standardized questionnaires concerning psychological burden (SCL-R 90), fear of childbirth (W-DEQ, STAI), personality structure (HEXACO-Pi-R) and social support (F-SozU) as well as one questionnaire assessing potential factors influencing their mode of delivery...
March 21, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324209/molecular-cloning-structural-modeling-and-the-production-of-soluble-triple-mutated-diphtheria-toxoid-k51e-g52e-e148k-co-expressed-with-molecular-chaperones-in-recombinant-escherichia-coli
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Naphatsamon Uthailak, Pornpimol Mahamad, Pamorn Chittavanich, Somchai Yanarojana, Wassana Wijagkanalan, Jean Petre, Watanalai Panbangred
CRM197 is a diphtheria toxin (DT) mutant (G52E) which has been used as a carrier protein for conjugate vaccines. However, it still possesses cytotoxicity toward mammalian cells. The goal of this project was to produce a non-toxic and soluble CRM197EK through introduction of triple amino acid substitutions (K51E/G52E/E148K) in Escherichia coli. The expression of CRM197EKTrxHis was optimized and co-expressed with different molecular chaperones. The soluble CRM197EKTrxHis was produced at a high concentration (97...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324158/the-influence-of-sex-and-diet-on-the-characteristics-of-hibernation-in-syrian-hamsters
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Marie Trefna, Maaike Goris, Cynthia M C Thissen, Vera A Reitsema, Jojanneke J Bruintjes, Edwin L de Vrij, Hjalmar R Bouma, Ate S Boerema, Robert H Henning
Research on deep hibernators almost exclusively uses species captured from the wild or from local breeding. An exception is Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus), the only standard laboratory animal showing deep hibernation. In deep hibernators, several factors influence hibernation quality, including body mass, sex and diet. We examined hibernation quality in commercially obtained Syrian hamsters in relation to body mass, sex and a diet enriched in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Animals (M/F:30/30, 12 weeks of age) were obtained from Harlan (IN, USA) and individually housed at 21 °C and L:D 14:10 until 20 weeks of age, followed by L:D 8:16 until 27 weeks...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324151/higher-hamstring-to-quadriceps-isokinetic-strength-ratio-during-the-first-post-operative-months-in-patients-with-quadriceps-tendon-compared-to-hamstring-tendon-graft-following-acl-reconstruction
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Felix Fischer, Christian Fink, Elmar Herbst, Christian Hoser, Caroline Hepperger, Cornelia Blank, Peter Gföller
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare isokinetic quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength in patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction who received either hamstring (HT) or quadriceps (QT) tendon autografts at two time intervals within the first year after surgery. METHODS: One hundred twenty-four patients, 81 males (age 22.0 ± 6.2 years) and 43 females (age 20.9 ± 8.7 years), participated in this study. ACL reconstruction was performed with either quadriceps tendon autografts (QT; n = 61) or hamstring tendon autografts (HT; n = 63)...
March 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324112/recurrence-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-after-intravitreal-ranibizumab-monotherapy-timing-and-risk-factors
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Jiao Lyu, Qi Zhang, Chun-Li Chen, Yu Xu, Xun-Da Ji, Jia-Kai Li, Qiu-Jing Huang, Pei-Quan Zhao
Purpose: To investigate timing and risk factors of recurrent retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) after intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) monotherapy. Methods: Fifty eyes (the more severe eye) of 50 infants treated with IVR monotherapy for type 1 ROP were studied retrospectively. The mean follow-up time was 31 weeks after IVR. Recurrent ROP (recurrence of extraretinal fibrovascular proliferation [EFP]) was determined by RetCam wide-angle fundus imaging and binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324064/bmp7-induces-uterine-receptivity-and-blastocyst-attachment
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Diana Monsivais, Caterina Clementi, Jia Peng, Paul T Fullerton, Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen, Seppo Vainio, Martin M Matzuk
In women, the window of implantation is limited to a brief two- to three- day period characterized by optimal levels of circulating ovarian hormones and a receptive endometrium. Although the window of implantation is assumed to occur 8-10 days after ovulation in women, molecular markers of endometrial receptivity are necessary to determine optimal timing prior to embryo transfer. Previous studies showed that members of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family are expressed in the uterus necessary for female fertility; however, the role of BMP7 during implantation and in late gestation is not known...
January 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324031/sex-steroid-hormones-and-fracture-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort-of-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-study-whi
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Jane A Cauley, Michelle E Danielson, Guru Rajesh Jammy, Doug C Bauer, Rebecca Jackson, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Rowan T Chlebowski, Kristine E Ensrud, Robert Boudreau
CONTEXT: We hypothesize that endogenous sex steroids are associated with fracture risk independent of race/ethnicity. DESIGN AND SETTING: We performed a nested case-control study within the prospective Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS). Incident non-spine fractures were identified in 381 Black, 192 Hispanic, 112 Asian, and 46 Native American women over an average of 8.6 years. A random sample of 400 White women who experienced an incident fracture was chosen...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324020/paracrine-pathways-in-uterine-leiomyoma-stem-cells-involve-insulin-like-growth-factor-2-and-insulin-receptor-a
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Molly B Moravek, Ping Yin, John S Coon V, Masanori Ono, Stacy A Druschitz, Saurabh S Malpani, Matthew T Dyson, Alfred W Rademaker, Jared C Robins, Jian-Jun Wei, J Julie Kim, Serdar E Bulun
Context: Uterine leiomyoma (fibroids) are the most common benign tumor in women. Recently, three populations of leiomyoma cells were discovered based on CD34 and CD49b expression, but the molecular differences between these populations remain unknown. Objective: Define differential gene expression and signaling pathways in leiomyoma cell populations. Design: Cells from human leiomyoma were sorted by flow cytometry into three populations: CD34+/CD49b+, CD34+/CD49b-, and CD34-/CD49b-...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323999/metabolically-healthy-obesity-and-ischemic-heart-disease-a-10-year-follow-up-of-the-inter99-study
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Louise Hansen, Marie K Netterstrøm, Nanna B Johansen, Pernille F Rønn, Dorte Vistisen, Lise Ln Husemoen, Marit E Jørgensen, Naja H Rod, Kristine Færch
Context: Recent studies have suggested that a subgroup of obese individuals is not at increased risk of obesity-related complications. This subgroup has been referred to as metabolically healthy obese. Objective: To investigate whether obesity is a risk factor for development of ischemic heart disease (IHD) irrespective of metabolic health. Design: 6,238 men and women from the Danish prospective Inter99 study were followed during 10.6 (SD 1...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323987/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-mineral-metabolism-and-adiposity-in-normal-kidney-function
#17
Sarah Zaheer, Ian H de Boer, Matthew Allison, Jenifer M Brown, Bruce M Psaty, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Erin D Michos, Joachim H Ix, Bryan Kestenbaum, David Siscovick, Anand Vaidya
Context: Obesity is associated with poor bone mineralization and quality. Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) plays an important role in calcium, phosphate, and skeletal physiology. Objective: To test the hypothesis that greater adiposity results in higher FGF23 levels among individuals with normal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Design, Setting, Participants: Cross-sectional analyses among participants of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis with eGFR ≥60 mL/min/1...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323966/persistent-reduction-of-circulating-myeloid-calcifying-cells-in-acromegaly-relevance-to-the-bone-vascular-axis
#18
Gian Paolo Fadini, Francesca Dassie, Roberta Cappellari, Mariasara Persano, Saula Vigili de Kreutzenberg, Chiara Martini, Matteo Parolin, Angelo Avogaro, Roberto Vettor, Pietro Maffei
Context: Acromegaly is a systemic disease characterized by persistent bone pathology and excess cardiovascular mortality. Despite multiple concomitant risk factors, atherosclerosis does not seem to be accelerated in acromegaly. Objective: To compare the levels of circulating myeloid calcifying cells (MCCs), which promote ectopic calcification and inhibit angiogenesis, in individuals with or without acromegaly. Design: Cross-sectional case-control study...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323932/active-surveillance-for-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-a-single-center-s-experience-in-korea
#19
Hyemi Kwon, Hye-Seon Oh, Mijin Kim, Suyeon Park, Min Ji Jeon, Won Gu Kim, Won Bae Kim, Young Kee Shong, Dong Eun Song, Jung Hwan Baek, Ki-Wook Chung, Tae Yong Kim
Context: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) usually has an excellent prognosis. Objective: To evaluate the 3-dimensional structures of PTMCs using serial neck ultrasonography (US) in patients under active surveillance. Design and Setting: A retrospective cohort study. Participants: In total, 192 patients diagnosed with PTMC under active surveillance for more than 1 year were included in a median 30-month follow-up...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323892/impact-of-abo-incompatible-kidney-transplantation-on-living-donor-transplantation
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Ji Hyun Yu, Byung Ha Chung, Chul Woo Yang
BACKGROUND: ABO incompatible kidney transplantation (ABOi-KT) is an important approach for overcoming donor shortages. We evaluated the effect of ABOi-KT on living donor KT. METHODS: Two nationwide transplantation databases were used. We evaluated the impact of ABOi-KT on overall living donor transplant activity and spousal donation as subgroup analysis. In addition, we compared the clinical outcome between ABOi-KT and ABO compatible KT (ABOc-KT) from spousal donor, and performed a Cox proportional hazards regression analysis to define the risk factors affecting the allograft outcomes...
2017: PloS One
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