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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226649/heart-rate-independent-qt-variability-component-can-detect-subclinical-cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-in-diabetes
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Mohammad H Imam, Chandan K Karmakar, Ahsan H Khandoker, Herbert F Jelinek, M Palaniswami, Mohammad H Imam, Chandan K Karmakar, Ahsan H Khandoker, Herbert F Jelinek, M Palaniswami, Ahsan H Khandoker, Herbert F Jelinek, Chandan K Karmakar, Mohammad H Imam, M Palaniswami
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) may lead to life threatening arrhythmia due to denervation of both the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of autonomic nervous system innervating the heart. CAN is a frequently under diagnosed complication of diabetes, because a patient can have asymptomatic CAN for several years before it is clinically apparent. However, detection of CAN at the early or subclinical stage leads to more effective treatment outcomes. Cardiac autonomic reflex tests (CART) (i.e. Ewing test battery) are normally used for the detection and staging of CAN...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226405/comparative-effectiveness-of-long-acting-beta2-agonist-combined-with-a-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-or-inhaled-corticosteroid-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Jennifer C Samp, Min J Joo, Glen T Schumock, Gregory S Calip, A Simon Pickard, Todd A Lee
INTRODUCTION: Several dual bronchodilator fixed dose inhaler medications were recently approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These products combine a long-acting beta2 -agonist (LABA) and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). In clinical trials, the separate mechanisms of the bronchodilators resulted in improved lung function. COPD treatment guidelines currently recommend combination LABA/LAMA as alternative therapy to combination LABA/ inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226353/-comparison-of-complications-following-open-laparoscopic-and-robotic-gastrectomy
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Xin Lan, Hongqing Xi, Kecheng Zhang, Jianxin Cui, Mingsen Li, Lin Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinically relevant postoperative complications after open, laparoscopic, and robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS: Clinical data of patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy between January 1, 2014 and October 1, 2016 at Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital were analyzed retrospectively. All the patients were diagnosed by upper endoscopy and confirmed by biopsy without distant metastasis. They were confirmed with R0 resection by postoperative pathology...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226343/-diagnosis-and-risk-assessment-of-postoperative-complications-of-gastric-cancer-in-japan-and-korea
#4
Xiang Hu, Chi Zhang
Radical surgery of gastric cancer (D2 lymph node dissection) as the standard operation is widely used in clinical practice and satisfactory prognosis can be obtained in patients who receive radical gastrectomy. But surgical invasion can cause high morbidity of complications and mortality. The data of large-scale evidence-based medical clinical trials and large databases in Japan and Korea showed that anastomotic leakage, pancreatic leakage and abdominal abscess were the most common complications after gastrectomy, and the morbidity of complication was about 20% and mortality was about 1%...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226334/prescription-opioid-abuse-in-chronic-pain-an-updated-review-of-opioid-abuse-predictors-and-strategies-to-curb-opioid-abuse-part-2
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Alan D Kaye, Mark R Jones, Adam M Kaye, Juan G Ripoll, Donald E Jones, Vincent Galan, Burton D Beakley, Frank Calixto, Jamie L Bolden, Richard D Urman, Laxmaiah Manchikanti
Chronic pain and prescription opioid abuse are extremely prevalent in the United States and worldwide. The consequences of opioid misuse can be life-threatening with significant morbidity and mortality, exacting a heavy toll on patients, physicians, and society. The risk for misuse of prescribed opioids is much higher in patients with chronic pain, especially those with concurrent substance use and /or mental health disorders. Several reasons can account for the occurrence of opioid abuse and misuse, including self-medication, use for reward, compulsive use related to addiction, and diversion for profit...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226333/prescription-opioid-abuse-in-chronic-pain-an-updated-review-of-opioid-abuse-predictors-and-strategies-to-curb-opioid-abuse-part-1
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Alan D Kaye, Mark R Jones, Adam M Kaye, Juan G Ripoll, Vincent Galan, Burton D Beakley, Frank Calixto, Jamie L Bolden, Richard D Urman, Laxmaiah Manchikanti
Chronic pain and prescription opioid abuse are extremely prevalent both in this country and worldwide. Consequences of opioid misuse can be life-threatening with significant morbidity and mortality, exacting a heavy toll on patients, physicians, and society. Individuals with chronic pain and co-occurring substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders, are at a higher risk for misuse of prescribed opioids. Opioid abuse and misuse occurs for a variety of reasons, including self-medication, use for reward, compulsive use because of addiction, and diversion for profit...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226329/transfrontal-and-transsphenoidal-approaches-to-pediatric-craniopharyngioma-a-national-perspective
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Yimo Lin, Daniel Hansen, Christina M Sayama, I-Wen Pan, Sandi Lam
INTRODUCTION: This study compared transsphenoidal (TS) and transfrontal (TF) approaches to craniopharyngioma utilizing a national database. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database (2003, 2006, and 2009) was surveyed for patients with a diagnosis of craniopharyngioma who underwent a subset of surgical interventions to compare TS and TF surgery. Demographics, hospital variables, and complications/comorbidities were analyzed with multivariate regression. RESULTS: 314 admissions (TS = 104, TF = 210) were identified...
February 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226326/psoriasis-and-obesity
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Peter Jensen, Lone Skov
Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease with a complex pathogenesis consisting of a genetic component, immune dysfunction, and environmental factors. It is associated with numerous comorbidities including psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity. Evidence suggests that obesity is a risk factor for incident psoriasis, aggravates existing psoriasis, and that weight reduction may improve the severity of psoriasis in overweight individuals. Excess body weight may interfere with the medical treatment used in psoriasis and adds to the cardiovascular risk profile in these patients, which underscores the importance of effective weight control regimens...
February 23, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226199/mortality-risk-factors-among-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-a-low-%C3%A2-15-meld-sodium-score-an-analysis-of-liver-transplant-allocation-policy-using-aggregated-electronic-health-record-data
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K Atiemo, A Skaro, H Maddur, L Zhao, S Montag, L VanWagner, S Goel, A Kho, B Ho, R Kang, J L Holl, M M Abecassis, J Levitsy, D P Ladner
Although the MELDNa score is now used for liver transplant allocation in the United States, mortality prediction may be underestimated by the score. Using aggregated electronic health record data from 7,834 adult patients with cirrhosis, we determined whether the cause of cirrhosis/cirrhosis complications is associated with an increased risk of death among patients with a MELDNa ≤15 and whether patients with the greatest risk of death could benefit from liver transplantation (LT). Over a median follow-up of 2...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225966/chronic-tophaceous-gout-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Laís Cruz Lobato, Jéssica Castiel Coutinho, Maria Zeli Moreira Frota, Antonio Pedro Mendes Schettini, Mônica Santos
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of multifactorial etiology influenced by genetic, immunological, and environmental factors. We report the case of a patient with psoriasis for more than 25 years who developed hyperuricemia and chronic tophaceous gout with unusual appearance. In psoriasis, hyperuricemia may occur by increased epidermal cell turnover, which accelerates purine metabolism and has uric acid as the product of its catabolism. The association of psoriasis with hyperuricemia can trigger the onset of gouty arthritis, and pose a greater risk of developing other inflammatory comorbidities...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225876/anticoagulation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-search
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Nayara L Froio, Richard Murdoch Montgomery, Elias David-Neto, Ivan Aprahamian
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is one of the most important diseases worldwide. Several clinical scenarios demand full dose of anticoagulants primary to stroke etiology or to the treatment of comorbidity. However, controversy exists over many issues regarding anticoagulation treatment in stroke such as time for initiation, efficacy according to stroke etiology, the ideal dose of anticoagulants, and whether novel anticoagulants should be used. METHOD: Computerized search for clinical trials and randomized controlled clinical trials was done to the present date at Medline, Scielo, Embase, PsychInfo, and Cochrane Library using MeSH terms and the keywords stroke, ischemic stroke, anticoagulation, anticoagulants, heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225789/non-melanoma-skin-cancer-and-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-all-cause-dementia
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Sigrun A J Schmidt, Anne G Ording, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Henrik T Sørensen, Victor W Henderson
Cancer patients may be at decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease. This hypothesis is best developed for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), but supportive epidemiological data are sparse. We therefore conducted a nationwide cohort study of the association between NMSC and Alzheimer's disease (main outcome) and all-cause dementia. Using Danish medical databases, we identified adults diagnosed with NMSC between 1 January 1980 and 30 November 2013 (n = 216,221) and a comparison cohort of five individuals matched to each NMSC patient by sex and birth year (n = 1,081,097)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225747/effect-of-methylphenidate-on-emotional-dysregulation-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-oppositional-defiant-disorder-conduct-disorder
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Ayse Kutlu, Ulku Akyol Ardic, Eyup Sabri Ercan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Emotional dysregulation (ED) is a frequent feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can be observed as a dysregulation profile or a deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR) profile. Oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder (ODD/CD) comorbidity is prevalent in ADHD and known to be related with ED. The first-line treatment of ADHD includes psychostimulants, but their effects on ED are not well studied. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of methylphenidate (MPH) treatment on ED in ADHD + ODD/CD cases...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225718/frailty-and-circulating-markers-of-inflammation-in-hiv-and-hiv-men-in-the-multicenter-aids-cohort-study
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Joseph B Margolick, Jay H Bream, Otoniel Martínez-Maza, Joe Lopez, Xiuhong Li, John P Phair, Susan L Koletar, Lisa P Jacobson
BACKGROUND: Frailty is associated with immune activation and inflammation in the elderly general population, but whether this is true in the younger HIV-infected (HIV+) population is not known. METHODS: We analyzed 24 serologic biomarkers of monocyte, T-cell, or B-cell activation in HIV- (n = 207) and HIV+ (n = 714; 75% virologically suppressed) men who have sex with men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and were classified as frail or nonfrail according to expression or nonexpression of the frailty phenotype at 2 consecutive study visits...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225509/psychometric-properties-of-the-reconstructed-hamilton-depression-and-anxiety-scales
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Eliora Porter, Dianne L Chambless, Kevin S McCarthy, Robert J DeRubeis, Brian A Sharpless, Marna S Barrett, Barbara Milrod, Steven D Hollon, Jacques P Barber
Although widely used, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) discriminate poorly between depression and anxiety. To address this problem, Riskind, Beck, Brown, and Steer (J Nerv Ment Dis. 175:474-479, 1987) created the Reconstructed Hamilton Scales by reconfiguring HRSD and HARS items into modified scales. To further analyze the reconstructed scales, we examined their factor structure and criterion-related validity in a sample of patients with major depressive disorder and no comorbid anxiety disorders (n = 215) or with panic disorder and no comorbid mood disorders (n = 149)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225483/homocysteine-and-all-cause-mortality-in-hypertensive-adults-without-pre-existing-cardiovascular-conditions-effect-modification-by-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism
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Benjamin Xu, Xiangyi Kong, Richard Xu, Yun Song, Lishun Liu, Ziyi Zhou, Rui Gu, Xiuli Shi, Min Zhao, Xiao Huang, Mingli He, Jia Fu, Yefeng Cai, Ping Li, Xiaoshu Cheng, Changyan Wu, Fang Chen, Yan Zhang, Genfu Tang, Xianhui Qin, Binyan Wang, Hao Xue, Yundai Chen, Ye Tian, Ningling Sun, Yimin Cui, Fan Fan Hou, Jianping Li, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies support an association between elevated total homocysteine (tHcy) levels and increased all-cause mortality. However, few prospective studies have examined this association in hypertensive patients, and/or tested any effect modification by the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T genotype. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. Serum tHcy and folate were measured at baseline. Individual MTHFR C677T genotype (CC, CT, and TT) was determined...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224925/diabetes-mellitus-is-a-coronary-heart-disease-risk-equivalent-for-peripheral-vascular-disease
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Jonathan D Newman, Caron B Rockman, Mikhail Kosiborod, Yu Guo, Hua Zhong, Howard S Weintraub, Arthur Z Schwartzbard, Mark A Adelman, Jeffrey S Berger
: Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) is associated with significantly increased risk of peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes is classified as a coronary heart disease (CHD) risk equivalent, but it is unknown whether diabetes is a CHD risk equivalent for peripheral vascular disease. The objective was to evaluate the odds of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or carotid artery stenosis (CAS) among participants with diabetes, CHD, or both, compared with participants without diabetes or CHD, in a nationwide vascular screening database...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224924/left-bundle-branch-block-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-presentation-treatment-and-trends-in-outcome-from-1997-to-2016-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Paul Erne, Juan F Iglesias, Philip Urban, Franz R Eberli, Hans Rickli, René Simon, Thomas A Fischer, Dragana Radovanovic
BACKGROUND: Whether patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting with new or presumed new left bundle-branch block (LBBB) should be treated in the same way as those presenting with ST-elevation (STE) is still a matter of debate. METHODS: Data from 28,358 patients enrolled in AMIS Plus from 1997 to 2016 were analyzed to evaluate differences in treatment and outcome of patients presenting with LBBB (n=2295) or STE (n=26,090) on their initial electrocardiogram using descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224671/outcomes-after-diagnosis-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-a-large-autopsy-series
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Erin L Abner, Richard J Kryscio, Frederick A Schmitt, David W Fardo, Daniela C Moga, Eseosa T Ighodaro, Gregory A Jicha, Lei Yu, Hiroko H Dodge, Chengjie Xiong, Randall L Woltjer, Julie A Schneider, Nigel J Cairns, David A Bennett, Peter T Nelson
OBJECTIVE: Determine clinical and neuropathological outcomes following a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: Data were drawn from a large autopsy series (N=1,337) of individuals followed longitudinally from normal or MCI status to death, derived from four Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Centers in the United States. RESULTS: Mean follow-up was 7.9 years. Of the 874 individuals ever diagnosed with MCI, final clinical diagnoses were varied: 39...
February 22, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224502/pyoderma-gangrenosum-an-update-on-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Afsaneh Alavi, Lars E French, Mark D Davis, Alain Brassard, Robert S Kirsner
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare inflammatory neutrophilic disorder with prototypical clinical presentations. Its pathophysiology is complex and not fully explained. Recent information regarding the genetic basis of PG and the role of auto-inflammation provides a better understanding of the disease and new therapeutic targets. PG equally affects patients of both sexes and of any age. Uncontrolled cutaneous neutrophilic inflammation is the cornerstone in a genetically predisposed individual. Multimodality management is often required to reduce inflammation, optimize wound healing, and treat underlying disease...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
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