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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779044/posterolateral-versus-lateral-internal-anal-sphincterotomy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-anal-fissure-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammed Alawady, Sameh Hany Emile, Mahmoud Abdelnaby, Hosam Elbanna, Mohamed Farid
BACKGROUND: Lateral internal anal sphincterotomy (LIS) is considered the treatment of choice for chronic anal fissure. This study aimed to compare the outcome of standard LIS and posterolateral internal sphincterotomy (PLIS) at 5 o'clock position as regards healing of anal fissure, improvement in symptoms, and complications. METHODS: Patients with chronic anal fissure were randomly allocated to one of two groups; group I underwent PLIS and group II underwent LIS...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778976/developing-two-reference-control-samples-for-the-indian-population
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Shruti Iyer, Priyanka Bhatia, Mahendra Rao, Odity Mukherjee
Human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (HiPSCs) have immense potential in research and therapeutics. Under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology funded national program entitled, "The Accelerator program for Discovery in Brain Disorders using Stem Cells (ADBS)" we have established a HiPSC biorepository (https://www.ncbs.res.in/adbs/bio-repository) with an objective to study severe mental illness. The repository comprises of HiPSC lines derived from healthy control donors and individuals with life time diagnosis of severe mental illness from dense families...
May 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778565/effect-of-intermittent-versus-continuous-energy-restriction-on-weight-loss-maintenance-and-cardiometabolic-risk-a-randomized-1-year-trial
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T M Sundfør, M Svendsen, S Tonstad
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Long-term adherence to conventional weight-loss diets is limited while intermittent fasting has risen in popularity. We compared the effects of intermittent versus continuous energy restriction on weight loss, maintenance and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with abdominal obesity and ≥1 additional component of metabolic syndrome. METHODS & RESULTS: In total 112 participants (men [50%] and women [50%]) aged 21-70 years with BMI 30-45 kg/m2 (mean 35...
March 29, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777454/improved-outcomes-in-394-pancreatic-cancer-resections-the-impact-of-enhanced-recovery-pathway
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Vandana Agarwal, Martin Jose Thomas, Riddhi Joshi, Vikram Chaudhari, Manish Bhandare, Abhishek Mitra, Ashwin deSouza, Reshma Ambulkar, Shailesh V Shrikhande
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery (ER) pathway reduces morbidity and accelerates recovery. It is associated with reduced postoperative stay, morbidity, and costs. Feasibility and safety of ER programme has not been studied in developing countries. The objectives were to assess compliance with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) elements and to assess outcomes in pancreatic surgery. METHODS: Prospective study conducted from February 2014 to December 2016, following elective pancreatic cancer surgery...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777268/defunctioning-stomas-result-in-significantly-more-short-term-complications-following-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Andrew Emmanuel, Ezzat Chohda, Christo Lapa, Andrew Miles, Amyn Haji, Joe Ellul
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that defunctioning stomas reduce the rate of anastomotic leakage and urgent reoperations after anterior resection. Although the magnitude of benefit appears to be limited, there has been a trend in recent years towards routinely creating defunctioning stomas. However, little is known about post-operative complication rates in patients with and without a defunctioning stoma. We compared overall short-term post-operative complications after low anterior resection in patients managed with a defunctioning stoma to those managed without a stoma...
May 17, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777016/clinical-utility-of-electronic-alberta-stroke-program-early-computed-tomography-score-software-in-the-enchanted-trial-database
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Simon Nagel, Xia Wang, Cheryl Carcel, Thompson Robinson, Richard I Lindley, John Chalmers, Craig S Anderson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical utility of electronic Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (e-ASPECTS), an automated system for quantifying signs of infarction, was evaluated in a large database of thrombolyzed patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: All baseline noncontrast computed tomographic scans of patients with anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke who participated in the alteplase dose arm of the randomized controlled trial ENCHANTED (Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study) were reviewed; poor quality and large (>6 mm) slice thickness were excluded...
May 18, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776990/effect-of-2-psoriasis-treatments-on-vascular-inflammation-and-novel-inflammatory-cardiovascular-biomarkers-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nehal N Mehta, Daniel B Shin, Aditya A Joshi, Amit K Dey, April W Armstrong, Kristina Callis Duffin, Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, Charlotte L Harrington, Rebecca A Hubbard, Robert E Kalb, Alan Menter, Daniel J Rader, Muredach P Reilly, Eric L Simpson, Junko Takeshita, Drew A Torigian, Thomas J Werner, Andrea B Troxel, Stephen K Tyring, Suzette Baez Vanderbeek, Abby S Van Voorhees, Martin P Playford, Mark A Ahlman, Abass Alavi, Joel M Gelfand
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with dyslipidemia, cardiovascular events, and mortality. We aimed to assess and compare the effect of treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis with adalimumab or phototherapy on vascular inflammation and cardiovascular biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: Randomized, double-blind, trial of adalimumab, phototherapy, and placebo (1:1:1) for 12 weeks, with crossover to adalimumab for 52 weeks total. Outcomes included vascular inflammation by 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and biomarkers of inflammation, insulin resistance, and lipoproteins...
June 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776961/mr-proadm-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-danami-3-a-danish-study-of-optimal-acute-treatment-of-patients-with-stemi-substudy
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Alexander C Falkentoft, Rasmus Rørth, Kasper Iversen, Dan E Høfsten, Henning Kelbæk, Lene Holmvang, Martin Frydland, Mikkel M Schoos, Steffen Helqvist, Anna Axelsson, Peter Clemmensen, Erik Jørgensen, Kari Saunamäki, Hans-Henrik Tilsted, Frants Pedersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Klaus F Kofoed, Jens P Goetze, Thomas Engstrøm, Lars Køber
BACKGROUND: Midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has demonstrated prognostic potential after myocardial infarction (MI). Yet, the prognostic value of MR-proADM at admission has not been examined in patients with ST-segment-elevation MI (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: The aim of this substudy, DANAMI-3 (The Danish Study of Optimal Acute Treatment of Patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction), was to examine the associations of admission concentrations of MR-proADM with short- and long-term mortality and hospital admission for heart failure in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776960/effect-of-combined-treatment-with-folic-acid-vitamin-b-6-and-vitamin-b-12-on-plasma-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-women
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William G Christen, Nancy R Cook, Martin Van Denburgh, Elaine Zaharris, Christine M Albert, JoAnn E Manson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether reducing plasma homocysteine concentrations with long-term, combined treatment with folic acid, vitamin B6 , and vitamin B12 alters plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in women at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a blood substudy of 300 treatment-adherent participants (150 in the active treatment group, 150 in the placebo group) in the WAFACS (Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study), a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial testing a daily combination of folic acid (2...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776957/sudden-death-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-observations-from-the-current-as-registry
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Tomohiko Taniguchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Ando, Norio Kanamori, Koichiro Murata, Takeshi Kitai, Yuichi Kawase, Chisato Izumi, Takao Kato, Katsuhisa Ishii, Kazuya Nagao, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Mamoru Toyofuku, Naritatsu Saito, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: The annual incidence of sudden death has been reported to be low (<1%/year) in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), and there is a paucity of data on the risk factors of sudden death in patients with severe AS. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the incidence and risk factors of sudden death during the median follow-up period of 1334 days in the Contemporary Outcomes After Surgery and Medical Treatment in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis (CURRENT AS) registry enrolling 3815 consecutive patients with severe AS between 2003 and 2011...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776899/increasing-physical-activity-in-mothers-using-video-exercise-groups-and-exercise-mobile-apps-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maya Nina Mascarenhas, June Maylin Chan, Eric Vittinghoff, Erin Lynn Van Blarigan, Frederick Hecht
BACKGROUND: Women significantly decrease their activity levels in the transition to motherhood. Digital health technologies are low cost, scalable, and can provide an effective delivery mechanism for behavior change. This is the first study that examines the use of videoconferencing and mobile apps to create exercise groups for mothers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to test the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an individually adaptive and socially supportive physical activity intervention incorporating videoconferencing and mobile apps for mothers...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776897/reach-and-acceptability-of-a-mobile-reminder-strategy-and-facebook-group-intervention-for-weight-management-in-less-advantaged-adolescents-insights-from-the-pralimap-in%C3%A3-s-trial
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Laura Saez, Johanne Langlois, Karine Legrand, Marie-Hélène Quinet, Edith Lecomte, Abdou Y Omorou, Serge Briançon
BACKGROUND: Although information and communication technology interventions appear to be a promising means of reducing the health inequality gap in overweight and obesity prevention, research on information and communication technology interventions is lacking outside the Anglo-Saxon world. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the reach and acceptability of 2 information and communication technology interventions delivered as part of a French nutritional program: an SMS text messaging (short message service, SMS) attendance-reminder for collective sessions strategy and a Facebook challenge group...
May 18, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776332/telnet-a-database-for-human-and-yeast-genes-involved-in-telomere-maintenance
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Delia M Braun, Inn Chung, Nick Kepper, Katharina I Deeg, Karsten Rippe
BACKGROUND: The ends of linear chromosomes, the telomeres, comprise repetitive DNA sequences in complex with proteins that protects them from being processed by the DNA repair machinery. Cancer cells need to counteract the shortening of telomere repeats during replication for their unlimited proliferation by reactivating the reverse transcriptase telomerase or by using the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway. The different telomere maintenance (TM) mechanisms appear to involve hundreds of proteins but their telomere repeat length related activities are only partly understood...
May 18, 2018: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775240/analysis-of-pngase-f-resistant-n-glycopeptides-using-sugarqb-for-proteome-discoverer-2-1-reveals-cryptic-substrate-specificities
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Johannes Stadlmann, David M Hoi, Jasmin Taubenschmid, Karl Mechtler, Josef M Penninger
SugarQb (www.imba.oeaw.ac.at/sugarqb) is a freely available collection of computational tools for the automated identification of intact glycopeptides from high-resolution HCD MS/MS data-sets in the Proteome Discoverer environment. We report the migration of SugarQb to the latest and free version of Proteome Discoverer 2.1, and apply it to the analysis of PNGase F-resistant N-glycopeptides from mouse embryonic stem cells. The analysis of intact glycopeptides highlights unexpected technical limitations to PNGase F-dependent glycoproteomic workflows at the proteome level, and warrants a critical re-interpretation of seminal data-sets in the context of N-glycosylation-site prediction...
May 18, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775087/does-armodafinil-improve-driving-task-performance-and-weight-loss-in-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-trial
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Julia Louise Chapman, Elizabeth Anne Cayanan, Camilla Miranda Hoyos, Yasmina Serinel, Maria Comas, Brendon John Yee, Keith Keat Huat Wong, Ronald Robert Grunstein, Nathaniel Stuart Marshall
RATIONALE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients unable to tolerate standard treatments have few alternatives. They may benefit from weight loss, but the major symptom of daytime performance impairment may remain during weight loss programs. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that wakefulness-promoter armodafinil would improve driving task performance over placebo in patients undergoing weight loss. METHODS Placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial of Armodafinil vs Placebo daily for 6 months in patients who were also randomized to one of two diets for six months with follow-up at one year in overweight, adult, OSA patients who had rejected standard treatment and suffered daytime sleepiness...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774139/line-drawn-scenes-provide-sufficient-information-for-discrimination-of-threat-and-mere-negativity
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Jasmine Boshyan, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Nicole Betz, Reginald B Adams, Kestutis Kveraga
Previous work using color photographic scenes has shown that human observers are keenly sensitive to different types of threatening and negative stimuli and reliably classify them by the presence, and spatial and temporal directions of threat. To test whether such distinctions can be extracted from impoverished visual information, we used 500 line drawings made by hand-tracing the original set of photographic scenes. Sixty participants rated the scenes on spatial and temporal dimensions of threat. Based on these ratings, trend analysis revealed five scene categories that were comparable to those identified for the matching color photographic scenes...
January 2018: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773949/effect-of-dual-antiplatelet-on-recurrent-stroke-in-minor-stroke-or-tia-depends-on-bodyweight
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Yan Ma, Ying Liu, Jie Xu, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, Fenghe Du
Objective: To assess whether bodyweight influences the efficacy and safety of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) in male patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack patients. Materials and methods: All 3,420 male participants coming from the Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients with Acute Non-disabling Cerebrovascular Events trial were divided into 3 groups based on bodyweight (<65 kg, 65-75 kg, and ≥75 kg). The stroke outcomes included stroke recurrence, combined vascular events, and bleeding events during 90 days of follow-up...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773527/acceptability-and-feasibility-of-real-time-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-interventions-in-rural-uganda-mixed-method-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Angella Musiimenta, Esther C Atukunda, Wilson Tumuhimbise, Emily E Pisarski, Melanie Tam, Monique A Wyatt, Norma C Ware, Jessica E Haberer
BACKGROUND: Wireless electronic adherence monitors can detect antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence lapses and trigger interventions in real time, thus potentially avoiding unnecessary HIV viremia. Evidence about the acceptability and feasibility of these monitors and associated interventions, however, is limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the acceptability and feasibility of real-time adherence monitoring linked to text messaging (short message service, SMS) reminders and notifications to support adherence among individuals living with HIV who are taking ART in rural southwestern Uganda...
May 17, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773490/addressing-parents-vaccine-concerns-a-randomized-trial-of-a-social-media-intervention
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Matthew F Daley, Komal J Narwaney, Jo Ann Shoup, Nicole M Wagner, Jason M Glanz
INTRODUCTION: Successful strategies are needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy, a significant public health issue. The study objective was to assess whether an Internet-based platform with vaccine information and interactive social media components improved parents' vaccine-related attitudes. STUDY DESIGN: A three-arm RCT. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: The study was conducted in a large Colorado integrated healthcare organization. Parents were enrolled during September 2013 through October 2015 and followed through November 2016; data were analyzed in 2017...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773356/a-web-based-overview-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-pancreatic-anastomosis-techniques-following-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Lois A Daamen, F Jasmijn Smits, Marc G Besselink, Olivier R Busch, Inne H Borel Rinkes, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, I Quintus Molenaar
BACKGROUND: Many pancreatic anastomoses have been proposed to reduce the incidence of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreatoduodenectomy, but a complete overview is lacking. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to provide an online overview of all pancreatic anastomosis techniques and to evaluate the incidence of clinically relevant POPF in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A literature search was performed to December 2017...
May 14, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
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