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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329329/prevalence-risk-factors-and-molecular-evaluation-of-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-among-pregnant-women-resident-in-the-northern-shores-of-persian-gulf-iran
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Fatemeh Farshadpour, Reza Taherkhani, Mohamad Reza Ravanbod, Seyed Sajjad Eghbali, Sakineh Taherkhani, Easa Mahdavi
BACKGROUND: Although Iran is reported to be an endemic country for hepatitis E virus (HEV), data on the prevalence of HEV infection among pregnant women are scarce and the epidemiology of HEV is unknown in most parts of the country. Therefore, this study was conducted to elucidate the prevalence, risk factors and genotypic pattern of HEV infection among pregnant women resident in the northern shores of Persian Gulf. This is the first report on the epidemiology of HEV infection among pregnant women in this territory...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227753/the-magnitude-of-a-community-s-health-needs-and-nonprofit-hospitals-progress-in-meeting-those-needs-are-we-faced-with-a-paradox
#2
Simone R Singh, Geri R Cramer, Gary J Young
OBJECTIVES: Although most nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct periodic community health needs assessments (CHNAs), such assessments arguably are most critical for communities with substantial health needs. The objective of this study was to describe differences in progress in conducting CHNAs between hospitals located in communities with the greatest compared with the fewest health needs. METHODS: We used data on CHNA activity from the 2013 tax filings of 1331 US hospitals combined with data on community health needs from the County Health Rankings...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192423/bisphosphonates-for-paget-s-disease-of-bone-in-adults
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REVIEW
Luis Corral-Gudino, Adrian Jh Tan, Javier Del Pino-Montes, Stuart H Ralston
BACKGROUND: Bisphosphonates are considered to be the treatment of choice for people with Paget's disease of bone. However, the effects of bisphosphonates on patient-centred outcomes have not been extensively studied. There are insufficient data to determine whether reducing and maintaining biochemical markers of bone turnover to within the normal range improves quality of life and reduces the risk of complications. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of bisphosphonates for adult patients with Paget's disease of bone...
December 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165744/hypothermia-therapy-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Lige Leng
The purpose of this article was mainly focus on in patients with TBI, does or not hypothermia improved mortality and/or chance of good neurologic outcome compared with standard of care alone. We performed a comprehensive search strategy. Articles were eliminated in a stepwise fashion. Data from each study was entered in Review Manager (RevMan) software version 5.0 when reported. 7 studies, including 1331 patients confirmed to all selection criteria and were identified. This meta-analysis got all data of 7 articles together to come to a conclusion, besides that, it also carried on a detailed analysis of different classification, trying to outline the possible mechanism...
October 29, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157195/management-of-transient-ischemic-attacks-diagnosed-by-early-career-general-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-study
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Andrew R Davey, Daniel S Lasserson, Christopher R Levi, Amanda Tapley, Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, Elizabeth G Holliday, Jean Ball, Mieke L van Driel, Lawrie McArthur, Neil A Spike, Parker J Magin
Background Transient ischemic attack incurs a risk of recurrent stroke that can be dramatically reduced by urgent guideline-recommended management at the point of first medical contact. Aims This study describes the prevalence and associations of new transient ischemic attack presentations to general practice registrars and the management undertaken. Methods A cross-sectional analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training cohort study. General practice registrars from five Australian states (urban to very remote practices) collected data on 60 consecutive patient encounters during each of their three six-month training terms...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155877/immune-response-profiles-of-calves-following-vaccination-with-live-bcg-and-inactivated-mycobacterium-bovis-vaccine-candidates
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E M D L van der Heijden, J Chileshe, J C M Vernooij, C Gortazar, R A Juste, I Sevilla, J E Crafford, V P M G Rutten, A L Michel
Conventional control and eradication strategies for bovine tuberculosis (BTB) face tremendous difficulties in developing countries; countries with wildlife reservoirs, a complex wildlife-livestock-human interface or a lack of veterinary and veterinary public health surveillance. Vaccination of cattle and other species might in some cases provide the only suitable control strategy for BTB, while in others it may supplement existing test-and-slaughter schemes. However, the use of live BCG has several limitations and the global rise of HIV/AIDS infections has furthermore warranted the exploration of inactivated vaccine preparations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119573/temperature-cycling-during-platelet-cold-storage-improves-in-vivo-recovery-and-survival-in-healthy-volunteers
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Jaroslav G Vostal, Monique P Gelderman, Andrey Skripchenko, Fei Xu, Ying Li, Johannah Ryan, Chunrong Cheng, Pam Whitley, Michael Wellington, Sherrie Sawyer, Shalene Hanley, Stephen J Wagner
BACKGROUND: Room temperature (RT) storage of platelets (PLTs) can support bacterial proliferation in contaminated units, which can lead to transfusion-transmitted septic reactions. Cold temperature storage of PLTs could reduce bacterial proliferation but cold exposure produces activation-like changes in PLTs and leads to their rapid clearance from circulation. Cold-induced changes are reversible by warming and periodic rewarming during cold storage (temperature cycling [TC]) has been proposed to alleviate cold-induced reduction in PLT circulation...
November 8, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115004/evaluation-of-a-multifactorial-approach-to-reduce-the-prevalence-of-pressure-injuries-in-regional-australian-acute-inpatient-care-settings
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Sarah K Smith, Samantha E Ashby, Lynette Thomas, Felicity Williams
The aim of the study was to compare the changes in the prevalence of pressure injuries from 2008 to 2014 in relation to staff behaviour in acute/subacute inpatient care settings. In 2008, the large regional health district Hunter New England Local Health District implemented an initiative called the Crystal Model which resulted in changes in their policy and an e-learning education program for all nursing staff. A retrospective cross sectional study compared data from the 2008, 2010 and 2014 point prevalence surveys of PI in acute services...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101441/drivers-of-hospital-costs-in-the-self-pay-facelift-rhytidectomy-patient-analysis-of-hospital-resource-utilization-in-1890-patients
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Anmol Chattha, Alexandra Bucknor, David Chi, Klaas Ultee, Austin D Chen, Samuel J Lin
INTRODUCTION: Rhytidectomy is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures by plastic surgeons. Increasing attention to the development of a high-value, low-cost healthcare system is a priority in the USA. This study aims to analyze specific patient and hospital factors affecting the cost of this procedure. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of self-pay patients over the age of 18 who underwent rhytidectomy using the Healthcare Utilization Cost Project National Inpatient Sample database between 2013 and 2014...
November 3, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075859/transabdominal-pre-peritoneal-versus-open-repair-for-primary-unilateral-inguinal-hernia-a-meta-analysis
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James J Wu, Joshua A Way, Guy D Eslick, Michael R Cox
BACKGROUND: Recent NICE guidelines recommend open surgical approaches for the treatment of primary unilateral inguinal hernias. However, many surgeons perform a laparoscopic approach based on the advantages of less post-operative pain and faster recovery. Our aim was to examine current evidence comparing transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic repair and open surgical repair for primary inguinal hernias. METHODS: A systematic search of six electronic databases was conducted for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing TAPP and open repair for primary unilateral inguinal hernia...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069024/risk-factors-of-central-lymph-node-metastasis-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-3273-cases
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Wen Liu, Ruochuan Cheng, Yanjun Su, Chang Diao, Jun Qian, Jianming Zhang, Yunhai Ma, Yinxia Fan
Due to the lack of an accurate preoperative diagnostic method of central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), the prophylaxis of central lymph node dissection remains controversial. The present study investigated the clinicopathological features of PTC patients and the risk factors of CLNM. The clinicopathological features of PTC patients with respect to sex, age, initial symptoms, observation, tumor diameter, multifocality, extrathyroidal invasion, and pathological data combined with other thyroid diseases, were analyzed retrospectively...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063057/clinical-epidemiological-survey-of-gallbladder-carcinoma-in-northwestern-china-2009-2013-2379-cases-in-17-centers
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Hao-Xin Shen, Hu-Wei Song, Xin-Jian Xu, Zuo-Yi Jiao, Zhen-Yu Ti, Zhao-Yu Li, Bin Ren, Chen Chen, Li Ma, Ya-Ling Zhao, Guan-Jun Zhang, Jian-Cang Ma, Xi-Lin Geng, Xiao-Di Zhang, Jing-Sen Shi, Lin Wang, Zhi-Min Geng
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical epidemiological characteristics of patients with gallbladder carcinoma recruited from 17 hospitals in five northwestern provinces of China (Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province, Qinghai Province, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) from 2009 to 2013, and to summarize the clinical diagnosis and treatment data of gallbladder carcinoma. METHODS: Clinical information of 2379 patients with gallbladder carcinoma from 17 hospitals in five northwestern provinces of China was retrospectively collected and analyzed using the "Questionnaire for Gallbladder Carcinoma Patients in Northwestern Area of China...
March 25, 2017: Chronic diseases and translational medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990668/population-panmixia-and-demographic-expansion-of-a-highly-piscivorous-marine-fish-scomberomorus-niphonius
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S Kitada, K Nakajima, K Hamasaki
Population structure and demographic history of the Japanese Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus niphonius a highly piscivorous and migratory marine fish, were assessed using mitochondrial DNA control region sequences (n = 720) and microsatellite genotypes at five loci (n = 1331) for samples collected on Japanese coasts from 2001 to 2010. The population structure was panmictic and the haplotype and allele frequencies were temporally stable even during the recent recovery process. Demographic expansion was strongly supported throughout the Pleistocene, suggesting that the oscillating glacial and interglacial climate conditions in the Pleistocene had no substantial impact on the demographic history of S...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967416/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-chordal-replacement-versus-leaflet-resection-for-posterior-mitral-leaflet-prolapse
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Amine Mazine, Jan O Friedrich, Rashmi Nedadur, Subodh Verma, Maral Ouzounian, Peter Jüni, John D Puskas, Bobby Yanagawa
OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes of chordal replacement versus leaflet resection techniques for repair of isolated posterior mitral leaflet prolapse. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for studies that compared chordal replacement ("neo-chord" group) versus leaflet resection ("resection" group) techniques for the treatment of posterior mitral leaflet prolapse. Data were extracted by 2 independent investigators and subjected to a meta-analysis using a random-effects model...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941918/impact-of-lesion-visibility-on-transrectal-ultrasound-on-the-prediction-of-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer-gleason-score-%C3%A2-3-4-with-trus-mri-fusion-biopsy
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Kirema Garcia-Reyes, Hao G Nguyen, Ronald J Zagoria, Katsuto Shinohara, Peter R Carroll, Spencer C Behr, Antonio C Westphalen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of lesion visibility with TRUS on the prediction of CS-PCA with TRUS-MRI fusion biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved retrospective study included 178 men (age, 64.7 years; PSA, 8.9 ng/ml) who underwent TRUS-MRI fusion biopsy from January/2013 to September/2016. Visible lesions on MRI were those assigned a PI-RADS v2 score ≥ 3. TRUS was positive when a hypoechoic lesion was identified...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936594/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-outcomes-indications-complications-and-innovations
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REVIEW
Michael N Young, Ignacio Inglessis
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the standard of care for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis in individuals who are at prohibitive surgical risk and presents a viable alternative to surgery in selected patients who are at high operative risk. To date, outcomes from the PARTNER (Placement of AoRtic TraNscathetER Valve) and Medtronic CoreValve® US Pivotal trials continue to show the benefits of TAVR in these high-risk subgroups out to 5 and 3 years, respectively (as reported by Mack et al...
September 22, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898779/ozone-cathode-microbial-desalination-cell-an-innovative-option-to-bioelectricity-generation-and-water-desalination
#17
Abdolmajid Gholizadeh, Ali Asghar Ebrahimi, Mohammad Hossein Salmani, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush
Microbial desalination cell (MDC) is a new approach of water desalination methods, which is based on ionic species removal from water in proportion to the electric current generated by bacteria. However, the low current generation and insufficient deionization in this technology have created challenges to improve the process. Here, the performance of MDC using ozone as a new electron acceptor (O3-MDC) was evaluated versus another operated independently with oxygen (O2-MDC). Results showed the maximum open-circuit voltages of 628 and 1331 mV for 20 g L(-1) NaCl desalination in O2-MDC and O3-MDC, respectively...
September 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806786/an-economic-evaluation-of-vector-control-in-the-age-of-a-dengue-vaccine
#18
Christopher Fitzpatrick, Alexander Haines, Mathieu Bangert, Andrew Farlow, Janet Hemingway, Raman Velayudhan
INTRODUCTION: Dengue is a rapidly emerging vector-borne Neglected Tropical Disease, with a 30-fold increase in the number of cases reported since 1960. The economic cost of the illness is measured in the billions of dollars annually. Environmental change and unplanned urbanization are conspiring to raise the health and economic cost even further beyond the reach of health systems and households. The health-sector response has depended in large part on control of the Aedes aegypti and Ae...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792750/combined-ab-initio-kinetic-modeling-and-shock-tube-study-of-the-thermal-decomposition-of-ethyl-formate
#19
Hongbo Ning, Junjun Wu, Liuhao Ma, Wei Ren, David F Davidson, Ronald K Hanson
The potential energy surfaces (PESs) and reaction rate constants of the unimolecular decomposition of ethyl formate (EF) were investigated using high-precision theoretical methods at the CCSD(T)/CBS(T-Q)//M06-2X/6-311++G(d,p) level of theory. The calculated PESs of EF dissociation and molecular decomposition reactions indicate that the intramolecular H-shift to produce formic acid and ethylene is the dominant decomposition pathway. A detailed chemical kinetic mechanism for EF pyrolysis was constructed by incorporating the important reactions of EF and its radicals into an existing mechanism previously developed for small methyl esters...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791694/improved-prognosis-of-young-patients-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-breast-conserving-surgery
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E Botteri, P Veronesi, J Vila, N Rotmensz, V Galimberti, M V Thomazini, G Viale, R Orecchia, A Goldhirsch, O Gentilini
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate how breast cancer prognosis has evolved over time in young women treated with breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: Data from patients younger than 40 years who had BCS and whole-breast radiotherapy in a single cancer centre between 1997 and 2010 were analysed. The patients were followed until 2016. Endpoints were local recurrence, any breast cancer-related event and death from any cause. RESULTS: A total of 1331 patients were included in the study...
December 2017: British Journal of Surgery
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