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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792231/high-burden-of-birthweight-lowering-genetic-variants-in-africans-and-asians
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Fasil Tekola-Ayele, Tsegaselassie Workalemahu, Azmeraw T Amare
BACKGROUND: Birthweight is an important predictor of infant morbidity and mortality, and is associated with cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and diabetes in childhood and adulthood. Birthweight and fetal growth show regional and population variations even under similar maternal conditions, and a large proportion of these differences are not explained by environmental factors. Whether and to what extent population genetic variations at key birthweight-associated loci account for the residual birthweight disparities not explained by environmental determinants is unknown...
May 24, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792018/predictive-factors-of-a-poor-outcome-following-revascularization-for-critical-limb-ischemia-implications-for-practice
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Mireia Martínez, Claudia Sosa, Alina Velescu, Carme Llort, Roberto Elosua, Albert Clarà
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Advancements in open and endovascular techniques have brought a widespread indication of revascularization in the majority of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). However, some cases still have a dismal short-term outcome. Identifying preoperative variables that characterize these patients could be important to prevent futile decisions. The aim of this study was to define predictive risk factors of mortality and/or major amputation after revascularization for CLI...
May 23, 2018: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791951/nervous-system-infections-and-the-global-traveler
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Savina Reid, Haley Thompson, Kiran T Thakur
Neurological complications of infectious diseases are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. It is imperative that neurologists be up-to-date on current developments including typical and atypical presentations of neurological infections in travelers, diagnostic and treatment recommendations, and emerging pathogen resistance patterns to avoid fatal outcomes and long-term sequelae. This article will address concepts of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and will provide updates on the neurological manifestations of select emerging and reemerging infections, including Ebola virus, bacterial meningitis, enterovirus 71, Zika virus, cerebral malaria, and Japanese encephalitis...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791942/emerging-viral-infections-and-their-impact-on-the-global-burden-of-neurological-disease
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Laura S Muñoz, Maria A Garcia, Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Beatriz Parra, Carlos A Pardo
Emerging viral infections of the nervous system represent a major global public health concern in the 21st century. They are caused primarily by RNA viruses and are mostly associated with acute or subacute encephalitis. The spectrum of associated central or peripheral nervous system disorders is broad, and results either from a direct viral effect or due to the host immune responses against the infection. Emerging viral infections impose substantial neurological morbidity and mortality, particularly in low- and middle-income regions...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791552/risk-factors-for-tuberculosis-diabetes-smoking-alcohol-use-and-the-use-of-other-drugs
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Denise Rossato Silva, Marcela Muñoz-Torrico, Raquel Duarte, Tatiana Galvão, Eduardo Henrique Bonini, Flávio Ferlin Arbex, Marcos Abdo Arbex, Valéria Maria Augusto, Marcelo Fouad Rabahi, Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mello
Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health problem. Although efforts to control the epidemic have reduced mortality and incidence, there are several predisposing factors that should be modified in order to reduce the burden of the disease. This review article will address some of the risk factors associated with tuberculosis infection and active tuberculosis, including diabetes, smoking, alcohol use, and the use of other drugs, all of which can also contribute to poor tuberculosis treatment results...
April 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791547/predictors-of-mortality-among-intensive-care-unit-patients-coinfected-with-tuberculosis-and-hiv
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Marcia Danielle Ferreira, Cynthia Pessoa das Neves, Alexandra Brito de Souza, Francisco Beraldi-Magalhães, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Afrânio Lineu Kritski, Marcelo Cordeiro-Santos
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors predictive of mortality in patients admitted to the ICU with tuberculosis (TB)/HIV coinfection in the Manaus, Amazon Region. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of TB/HIV coinfected patients over 18 years of age who were admitted to an ICU in the city of Manaus, Brazil, between January of 2011 and December of 2014. Sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory variables were assessed. To identify factors predictive of mortality, we employed a Cox proportional hazards model...
April 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791474/growth-differentiation-factor-15-levels-and-the-risk-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-retrospective-observation-study
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Ling Sun, Xuejun Zhou, Jianguang Jiang, Xuan Zang, Xin Chen, Haiyan Li, Haitao Cao, Qingjie Wang
AIMS: To investigate the association between growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A total of 311 patients with AMI were studied retrospectively. All patients were divided into two groups according to the occurrence of CIN after PCI. Baseline clinical data were compared between two groups. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to identify the risk factors for CIN...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791465/predictors-of-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-middle-aged-women
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Isly L de Barros, Laura Costa, Bento Bezerra, Rafael Gomes, Natanael Morais, Célia M C Strunz, Moacir Novaes, Otávio C E Gebara, Rodrigo Pinto Pedrosa, José C Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Traditional strategies for primary cardiovascular prevention have been insufficient in reducing the high rates of coronary ischemic events in women, probably because these women are often stratified into low-risk groups. However, cardiovascular diseases continue to be the main cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. We hypothesized that carotid atherosclerosis (CA) is common in middle-aged women. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated asymptomatic peri- and post-menopausal women with no cardiovascular diseases or the use of hormone therapy from two gynecologic clinics...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791441/the-impact-of-young-maternal-age-at-birth-on-neonatal-mortality-evidence-from-45-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Sarah Neal, Andrew Amos Channon, Jesman Chintsanya
OBJECTIVES: This study explores the impact of early motherhood on neonatal mortality, and how this differs between countries and regions. It assesses whether the risk of neonatal mortality is greater for younger adolescent mothers compared with mothers in later adolescence, and explores if differences reflect confounding socio-economic and health care utilisation factors. It also examines how the risks differ for first or subsequent pregnancies. METHODS: The analysis uses 64 Demographic and Health Surveys collected between 2005 and 2015 from 45 countries to explore the relationship between adolescent motherhood (disaggregated as <16 years, 16/17 years and 18/19 years) and neonatal mortality...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791422/prevalence-of-non-a-to-e-hepatitis-in-mumbai-india
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Nishtha Nagral, Vrunda Joshi, Karan Baria, Pathik Parikh, Aabha Nagral, Jayanthi Shastri, Chandrakant Pawar
INTRODUCTION: Acute viral hepatitis is a common problem in India. World wide data shows that 5 to 20 percent of this is caused by non A-E hepatitis. There is no data in India regarding non A-E hepatitis. We carried out this study to evaluate the epidemiology, clinical features, risk factors and outcome of non A-E hepatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this single centre study, we evaluated all patients admitted with features of acute viral hepatitis at our hospital between the period of February to July 2015...
January 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791197/gender-differences-in-psychosocial-determinants-of-self-perceived-health-among-portuguese-older-adults-in-nursing-homes
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Violeta Alarcão, Teresa Madeira, Catarina Peixoto-Plácido, Nuno Sousa-Santos, Elisabete Fernandes, Paulo Nicola, Osvaldo Santos, João Gorjão-Clara
OBJECTIVES: Self-perceived health declines with age, varies by gender and is a predictor of mortality, morbidity, physical and psychological functioning. However, gender differences in health and illness perception are complex and not yet fully understood. This study aimed to explore gender-related differences in psychosocial determinants of self-perceived health among older adults living in nursing homes. METHOD: Nationwide face-to-face survey of the Portuguese population aged 65 and over...
May 23, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790934/pediatric-pituitary-adenomas-early-and-long-term-surgical-outcome-in-a-series-of-85-consecutive-patients
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Lina Raffaella Barzaghi, Marco Losa, Jody Filippo Capitanio, Luigi Albano, Giovanna Weber, Pietro Mortini
BACKGROUND: Young age has been reported as a negative prognostic factor for pituitary adenomas (PAs). They are very uncommon in children and adolescents; therefore, surgical outcomes are poorly described. OBJECTIVE: To report results of microsurgical transsphenoidal approach (MTSA) in pediatric PAs. METHODS: The study retrospectively analyzed 3040 PAs treated in our institute, according to the adenoma subtype and then divided into pediatric (≤18 yr) and adult groups (>18 yr)...
May 22, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790836/minocycline-promotes-post-hemorrhagic-neurogenesis-via-m2-microglia-polarization-via-up-regulation-of-the-trkb-bdnf-pathway-in-rats
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Miao Hongsheng, Runming Li, Cong Han, Xiuzhen Lu, Hang Zhang
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating disease worldwide with increasing mortality. The present study investigated whether minocycline was neuroprotective and induced M2 microglial polarization via up-regulation of the TrkB/BDNF pathway after ICH. ICH was induced via injection of autologous blood into 150 Sprague-Dawley (S-D) rats. A selective TrkB antagonist (ANA 12) and agonist (HIOC) were used to investigate the mechanism of minocycline-induced neuroprotection. Minocycline improved ICH-induced neurological deficits and reduced M1 microglia marker protein (CD68, CD16) expression as well as M2 microglial polarization (CD206 and arginase 1 protein)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790724/neuroprotection-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Masoom Desai, Abhi Jain
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury has a high incidence worldwide and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Moreover, TBI has enduring implications in several domains and limits overall quality of life even in the survivors. Neuroprotective strategies are needed to limit morbidity and mortality associated with this disease process. Insight into the failure of these strategies is required to pursue future research successfully. BACKGROUND: Several different approaches involving pharmacological, surgical and usage of certain devices have been attempted in traumatic brain injury...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790681/multiple-primary-lung-cancer-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Anna M Romaszko, Anna Doboszyńska
Nowadays, lung cancer is a leading cause of death in both men and women worldwide. There is no clear explanation for its mortality rate. However, it is already known that genetic and environmental factors as well as oncological treatment are involved. As the incidence of lung cancer soars, the number of patients diagnosed with multiple primary lung cancers (MPLC) is also rising. While differentiating between MPLC and intrapulmonary metastasis of lung cancer is important for treatment strategy and prognosis, it is also quite complicated, particularly in the cases with similar histologies...
April 19, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790603/hyperkalaemia-in-people-with-diabetes-occurrence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-danish-population-based-cohort-study
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R W Thomsen, S K Nicolaisen, K Adelborg, E Svensson, P Hasvold, E Palaka, L Pedersen, H T Sørensen
AIMS: To examine the incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of hyperkalaemia in people with diabetes in a real-world setting. METHODS: Using Danish health registries, we identified a population-based cohort of people with first-time drug-treated diabetes, in the period 2000-2012. First, the cumulative incidence of hyperkalaemia, defined as first blood test with potassium level >5.0 mmol/l after diabetes treatment initiation, was ascertained. Second, in a case-control analysis, risk factors were compared in people with vs without hyperkalaemia...
May 23, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790571/-epidemiology-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-dementias
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REVIEW
J Garre-Olmo
INTRODUCTION: Dementia is a clinical syndrome resulting from a number of causations and which is usually accompanied by progressive and diffuse brain dysfunction. The different subtypes are characterised by a clinical picture with common symptoms that differ in terms of their aetiology, age, clinical presentation, clinical course and associated disorders. AIM: To present an update on the information available about the descriptive epidemiology of dementia and its main subtypes...
June 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790481/antiviral-combination-therapy-for-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-high-risk-infants
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Surabhi B Vora, Adam W Brothers, Alpana Waghmare, Janet A Englund
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major risk factor for mortality in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and other profound immune defects. Specific antiviral therapy must be initiated early and aggressively because of the potential for antiviral resistance, rapid dissemination and poor transplant outcomes. Combination antiviral therapy is routinely administered for some viral infections, but the value of this approach for the treatment of CMV is unclear...
May 23, 2018: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790392/interleukin-1-receptor-il-1r1-activation-exacerbates-toxin-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Jamie R Privratsky, Jiandong Zhang, Xiaohan Lu, Nathan Rudemiller, Qingqing Wei, Yen-Rei Yu, Michael Dee Gunn, Steven D Crowley
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Cisplatin is an effective chemotherapeutic agent whose administration is limited by nephrotoxicity. Therapies to prevent cisplatin-induced AKI are lacking. While tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of cisplatin nephrotoxicity, the immune signaling pathways that trigger TNF generation in this context require elucidation. Sterile injury triggers the release and activation of both isoforms of interleukin(IL)-1, IL-1α and IL-1β, and stimulation of the interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R1) by these ligands engages a pro-inflammatory signaling cascade that induces TNF induction...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790309/assessment-of-hospital-based-prevalence-of-oral-cancer-among-population-of-kanpur-uttar-pradesh
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Amrita Raj, Gayathri Ramesh, Sunita Pathak
Background: Oral cancer incidence depends on both qualitative and quantitative factors wherein the incidence of oral cancer in patients with smoking and tobacco chewing habit is 8.4 times higher than that of patients with no habit. Aim: To understand about the prevalence of oral cancer in population of Kanpur reported to the hospital and analyse the association with age, gender and tobacco habit. Material and Method: All 320 cases of Squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed histopathologically, since January 2007 to December 2016, were retrieved from the archives and a retrospective study was conducted along with association with the variables such as age, gender, site, habit and histopathological type...
May 2018: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
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