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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452371/a-bidirectional-association-between-cognitive-ability-in-young-adulthood-and-epilepsy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Merete Osler, Erik L Mortensen, Kaare Christensen, Gunhild T Christensen
Aim: To investigate the bidirectional association between cognitive ability in young adulthood and epilepsy. Methods: This cohort study included 1 159 076 men enrolled in the mandatory conscription board examination from the Danish Conscription Database (DCD; 658 465 men examined 1957-84), the Danish Defence Personnel Organization Database (DPOD; 216 509 men examined 1987-2005) and the Danish Conscription Registry (DCR; 284 102 men examined 2006-15). A supplementary analysis included 14 814 female volunteers...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452177/development-and-validation-of-prediction-models-for-the-risks-of-diabetes-related-hospitalization-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Tsai-Chung Li, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Sing-Yu Yang, Jen-Huai Chiang, Cheng-Chieh Lin
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes is a major cause of hospitalization and in-hospital mortality. However, a scoring system that can be used to identify diabetic patients at risk of diabetes-related hospitalization and in-hospital mortality is lacking. METHODS: We included 32,653 patients in this retrospective cohort study. All recruited patients had type 2 diabetes, were 30-84 years of age, and were enrolled in the National Diabetes Care Management Program over the period of 2001-2003...
February 13, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452099/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-pigtail-catheter-and-chest-tube-as-the-initial-treatment-for-pneumothorax
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Su-Huan Chang, Yi-No Kang, Hsin-Yi Chiu, Yu-Han Chiu
BACKGROUND: The optimal initial treatment approach for pneumothorax remains controversial. This systemic review and meta-analysis investigated the effectiveness of small-bore pigtail catheter (PC) drainage in comparison with that of large-bore chest tube (LBCT) drainage as the initial treatment approach for all subtypes of pneumothorax. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed and Embase for observational studies and randomized controlled trials published up to October 9, 2017, that compared PC and LBCT as the initial treatment for pneumothorax...
February 13, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452098/features-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-as-predictors-of-lung-cancer
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Laurie L Carr, Sean Jacobson, David A Lynch, Marilyn G Foreman, Eric L Flenaugh, Craig P Hersh, Frank C Sciurba, David O Wilson, Jessica C Sieren, Patrick Mulhall, Victor Kim, C Matthew Kinsey, Russell P Bowler
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a leading cause of death and hospitalization for patients with chronic obstructive lung disease, (COPD); a detailed understanding of which clinical features of COPD increase risk is needed. METHODS: To identify clinical and imaging features of smokers, with and without COPD, that are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, we performed a nested case-control study of COPDGene subjects with and without lung cancer, age 45-80, who smoked at least 10-pack years...
February 13, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451957/outcome-of-childhood-anorexia-nervosa-the-results-of-a-five-to-ten-year-follow-up-study
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Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Astrid Dempfle, Karin Maria Egberts, Viola Kappel, Kerstin Konrad, Jennifer Anne Vloet, Katharina Bühren
OBJECTIVE: Although admissions of children with anorexia nervosa (AN) are increasing, there remains a dearth of up-to-date knowledge of the course and outcome of early-onset AN. The aim of the present study was to investigate the outcomes of patients with AN onset before the age of 14. METHOD: Sixty-eight consecutive former patients who met the DSM-IV criteria for AN and who had been treated at one of three German university hospitals were asked to participate in a follow-up study...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451946/first-experience-in-switzerland-in-phe508del-homozygous-cystic-fibrosis-patients-with-end-stage-pulmonary-disease-enrolled-in-a-lumacaftor-ivacaftor-therapy-trial-preliminary-results
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Christian Murer, Lars Christian Huber, Thomas Kurowski, Astrid Hirt, Cécile A Robinson, Urs Bürgi, Christian Benden
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Cystic fibrosis is the most common genetic disorder in Caucasians. The combination of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) corrector lumacaftor / potentiator ivacaftor (LUM/IVA) has been shown to increase forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) moderately, but predominantly reduce acute exacerbation rate (AER) in Phe508del homozygous cystic fibrosis patients; however, patients with FEV1 <40% predicted were excluded from studies. We used LUM/IVA on a "compassionate use" basis in cystic fibrosis patients with end-stage pulmonary disease...
February 16, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451835/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-advanced-cancer-patients-who-received-palliative-care-at-a-public-hospital-compared-with-those-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay, Jeannette Ferrer, Jewel Ochoa, Hilda Cantu, Janet L Williams, Minjeong Park, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer experience severe physical, psychosocial, and spiritual distress requiring palliative care (PC). There are limited literature regarding characteristics and outcomes of patients evaluated by PC services at public hospitals (PHs). Objective, Design, Setting/Subjects, and Measurements: To compare the outcomes of advanced cancer patients undergoing PC at a PH and those at a comprehensive cancer center (CCC). We reviewed 359 consecutive advanced cancer patients (PH, 180; CCC, 179) undergoing PC...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451814/variability-in-asthma-quality-and-costs-in-children-with-different-medicaid-insurance-plans-in-maricopa-county
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Matthew Rank, Natalie Landman, Gevork Harootunian, Michelle Winscott, Neil Jain, Keith Frey, Gena Wilson, Rupali Drewek, Lilia Parra-Roide, Charlton Wilson, Robert Smoldt, Denis Cortese
OBJECTIVE: To describe the variation in asthma quality and costs among children with different Medicaid insurance plans. METHODS: We used 2013 data from the Center for Health Information and Research, which houses a database that includes individuals who have Medicaid insurance in Arizona. We analyzed children ages 2-17 years-old who lived in Maricopa County, Arizona. Asthma medication ratio (AMR, a measure of appropriate asthma medication use), outpatient follow-up within 2 weeks after asthma-related hospitalization (a measure of continuity of care), asthma-related hospitalizations, and all emergency department (ED) visits were the primary quality metrics...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451702/severity-of-cerebral-palsy-and-likelihood-of-adverse-events-after-botulinum-toxin-a-injections
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Caitlyn M Swinney, Karen Bau, Karen L Oakley Burton, Stephen J O'Flaherty, Natasha L Bear, Simon P Paget
AIM: To determine the incidence of common adverse events after botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injections in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and to identify whether the severity of CP influences the incidence of adverse events. METHOD: This was an observational study of patients attending a BoNT-A clinic at a tertiary paediatric hospital (2010-2014). Data examined included procedural adverse events at the time of injection and at follow-up. Systemic adverse events were defined as lower respiratory tract illnesses, generalized weakness, dysphagia, and death...
February 16, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451507/-appropriateness-in-cardiology-a-statement-of-the-anmco-veneto-region
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Guerrino Zuin, Gianfranco Frigo, Loris Roncon, Aldo Bonso, Emanuele Carbonieri, Fabio Chirillo, Fabio De Conti, Pietro Delise, Alessandro Desideri, Daniele D'Este, Loredano Milani, Roberto Valle, Claudio Bilato
Inappropriate tests are responsible for longer waiting lists, higher economical costs for the National Health System and major clinical risks due to radiation exposure from prescription abuse of diagnostic testing. Clinical inappropriateness frequently derives from poor knowledge of guidelines, "defensive medicine" approach and/or repeat requests of patients and family members. About one third of non-invasive imaging tests are considered inappropriate.In order to define the most appropriate instruments for the follow-up of the most common cardiovascular diseases with the highest risk of inappropriateness, all the cardiologists of the Veneto Region (Italy), along with the local chapters of the main national cardiology societies and general practitioners have been involved by the Regional Section of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) in several scientific meetings on the following topics: hypertension, chronic ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451422/intraperitoneal-onlay-mesh-technique-for-spigelian-hernia-in-an-outpatient-and-short-stay-surgery-unit-whats-new-in-intraperitoneal-meshes
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María Carmen Fernández-Moreno, Elena Martí-Cuñat, Guillermo Pou, Joaquín Ortega
BACKGROUND: Spigelian hernia (SH) is a rare entity, but its surgical treatment is essential because of its high complication risk. Laparoscopic approaches have become the option in elective surgery because it has less morbidity and requires a shorter stay. Several laparoscopic techniques have been employed, but there is no gold standard technique for this kind of hernia. We report, in this study, our experience with intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent elective surgery for SH between 2008 and 2015 in a Short-Stay Surgical Unit...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451091/comparing-the-effects-of-education-using-telephone-follow-up-and-smartphone-based-social-networking-follow-up-on-self-management-behaviors-among-patients-with-hypertension
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Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Sanaz Sharifian, Mehdi Nasr Isfahani, Hamid Haghani
BACKGROUND: The use of social networks in healthcare is a new area of research. Little is known about the benefits of this method in the management of the physical conditions of patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of self-management education using telephone follow-up and mobile phone-based social networking on self-management behaviors among patients with hypertension. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted with 100 patients who were selected using a convenience sampling method...
February 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450869/long-term-observation-of-acute-onset-autoimmune-hepatitis-presenting-clinically-and-radiologically-as-acute-hepatitis
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Keiichi Fujiwara, Yoshihiro Fukuda, Katsushi Seza, Masaya Saito, Shin Yasui, Masayuki Nakano, Osamu Yokosuka, Naoya Kato
BACKGROUND: There is yet no gold standard for the diagnosis of acute-onset autoimmune hepatitis (A-AIH), especially histologically acute AIH. As a result, long-term observation of A-AIH has been difficult and the nature is not well known. We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathological features of A-AIH over a long prospective follow-up period. METHODS: Clinical, biochemical, immunological and pathological features of 30 patients (21 female, mean age 55.1 ± 13...
February 15, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450717/prediction-of-infarct-size-and-adverse-cardiac-outcomes-by-tissue-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Yeonyee E Yoon, Si-Hyuck Kang, Hong-Mi Choi, Seonji Jeong, Ji Min Sung, Sang-Eun Lee, Injeong Cho, Goo-Yeong Cho, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Eun Ju Chun
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether quantification of global left ventricular (LV) strain by tissue tracking-CMR (TT-CMR) can estimate the infarct size and clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: We retrospectively registered 247 consecutive patients (58 ± 12 years; male, 81%) who underwent 1.5-T CMR within 1 month after ST-segment elevation MI (median, 4 days; interquartile range, 3-6 days), and 20 age- and sex-matched controls (58 ± 11 years; male, 80%)...
February 15, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450689/the-first-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-home-telemonitoring-for-japanese-patients-with-heart-failure-home-telemonitoring-study-for-patients-with-heart-failure-homes-hf
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Norihiko Kotooka, Masafumi Kitakaze, Kengo Nagashima, Machiko Asaka, Yoshiharu Kinugasa, Kotaro Nochioka, Atsushi Mizuno, Daisuke Nagatomo, Daigo Mine, Yoko Yamada, Akiko Kuratomi, Norihiro Okada, Daisuke Fujimatsu, So Kuwahata, Shigeru Toyoda, Shin-Ichi Hirotani, Takahiro Komori, Kazuo Eguchi, Kazuomi Kario, Takayuki Inomata, Kaoru Sugi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Tohru Masuyama, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Yoshihiko Seino, Yasunori Sato, Teruo Inoue, Koichi Node
Home telemonitoring is becoming more important to home medical care for patients with heart failure. Since there are no data on home telemonitoring for Japanese patients with heart failure, we investigated its effect on cardiovascular outcomes. The HOMES-HF study was the first multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to elucidate the effectiveness of home telemonitoring of physiological data, such as body weight, blood pressure, and pulse rate, for Japanese patients with heart failure (UMIN Clinical Trials Registry 000006839)...
February 15, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450656/laparoscopic-subtotal-gastrectomy-in-morbid-obese-patients-a-valid-option-to-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-in-particular-circumstances-prospective-study
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Italo Braghetto, Gustavo Martinez, Owen Korn, Marcelo Zamorano, Enrique Lanzarini, Enrique Narbona
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) without resection of the distal stomach is largely performed over the world for morbid obesity. Potential risk of gastric remnant carcinoma development has been suggested. PURPOSE: To present the results obtained after LRYGB with resection of distal stomach. METHOD: This prospective study includes 400 consecutive patients. The mean body weight was 105.9 ± 16.8 Kg (range 83-145 kg), and body mass index (BMI) was 38...
February 15, 2018: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450524/effect-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-in-india-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-the-acs-quik-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mark D Huffman, Padinhare P Mohanan, Raji Devarajan, Abigail S Baldridge, Dimple Kondal, Lihui Zhao, Mumtaj Ali, Mangalath N Krishnan, Syam Natesan, Rajesh Gopinath, Sunitha Viswanathan, Joseph Stigi, Johny Joseph, Somanathan Chozhakkat, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Importance: Wide heterogeneity exists in acute myocardial infarction treatment and outcomes in India. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a locally adapted quality improvement tool kit on clinical outcomes and process measures in Kerala, a southern Indian state. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster randomized, stepped-wedge clinical trial conducted between November 10, 2014, and November 9, 2016, in 63 hospitals in Kerala, India, with a last date of follow-up of December 31, 2016...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450523/effect-of-the-pulmonary-embolism-rule-out-criteria-on-subsequent-thromboembolic-events-among-low-risk-emergency-department-patients-the-proper-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yonathan Freund, Marine Cachanado, Adeline Aubry, Charlotte Orsini, Pierre-Alexis Raynal, Anne-Laure Féral-Pierssens, Sandrine Charpentier, Florence Dumas, Nacera Baarir, Jennifer Truchot, Thibaut Desmettre, Karim Tazarourte, Sebastien Beaune, Agathe Leleu, Mehdi Khellaf, Mathias Wargon, Ben Bloom, Alexandra Rousseau, Tabassome Simon, Bruno Riou
Importance: The safety of the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria (PERC), an 8-item block of clinical criteria aimed at ruling out pulmonary embolism (PE), has not been assessed in a randomized clinical trial. Objective: To prospectively validate the safety of a PERC-based strategy to rule out PE. Design, Setting, and Patients: A crossover cluster-randomized clinical noninferiority trial in 14 emergency departments in France. Patients with a low gestalt clinical probability of PE were included from August 2015 to September 2016, and followed up until December 2016...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450487/systolic-blood-pressure-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Apostolos Tsimploulis, Phillip H Lam, Cherinne Arundel, Steven N Singh, Charity J Morgan, Charles Faselis, Prakash Deedwania, Javed Butler, Wilbert S Aronow, Clyde W Yancy, Gregg C Fonarow, Ali Ahmed
Importance: Lower systolic blood pressure (SBP) levels are associated with poor outcomes in patients with heart failure. Less is known about this association in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Objective: To determine the associations of SBP levels with mortality and other outcomes in HFpEF. Design, Setting, and Participants: A propensity score-matched observational study of the Medicare-linked Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF) registry included 25 354 patients who were discharged alive; 8873 (35...
February 14, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450471/association-of-childhood-infection-with-iq-and-adult-nonaffective-psychosis-in-swedish-men-a-population-based-longitudinal-cohort-and-co-relative-study
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Golam M Khandaker, Christina Dalman, Nils Kappelmann, Jan Stochl, Henrik Dal, Kyriaki Kosidou, Peter B Jones, Håkan Karlsson
Importance: Associations between childhood infection, IQ, and adult nonaffective psychosis (NAP) are well established. However, examination of sensitive periods for exposure, effect of familial confounding, and whether IQ provides a link between childhood infection and adult NAP may elucidate pathogenesis of psychosis further. Objectives: To test the association of childhood infection with IQ and adult NAP, to find whether shared familial confounding explains the infection-NAP and IQ-NAP associations, and to examine whether IQ mediates and/or moderates the childhood infection-NAP association...
February 14, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
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