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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933206/improving-inflammatory-arthritis-management-through-tighter-monitoring-of-patients-and-the-use-of-innovative-electronic-tools
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REVIEW
Piet van Riel, Rieke Alten, Bernard Combe, Diana Abdulganieva, Paola Bousquet, Molly Courtenay, Cinzia Curiale, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Glenn Haugeberg, Burkhard Leeb, Kari Puolakka, Angelo Ravelli, Bernhard Rintelen, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Treating to target by monitoring disease activity and adjusting therapy to attain remission or low disease activity has been shown to lead to improved outcomes in chronic rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. Patient-reported outcomes, used in conjunction with clinical measures, add an important perspective of disease activity as perceived by the patient. Several validated PROs are available for inflammatory arthritis, and advances in electronic patient monitoring tools are helping patients with chronic diseases to self-monitor and assess their symptoms and health...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933171/active-postoperative-acromegaly-sustained-remission-after-discontinuation-of-somatostatin-analogues
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Cristina Alvarez-Escola, Jersy Cardenas-Salas
: In patients with active acromegaly after pituitary surgery, somatostatin analogues are effective in controlling the disease and can even be curative in some cases. After treatment discontinuation, the likelihood of disease recurrence is high. However, a small subset of patients remains symptom-free after discontinuation, with normalized growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) levels. The characteristics of patients most likely to achieve sustained remission after treatment discontinuation are not well understood, although limited evidence suggests that sustained remission is more likely in patients with lower GH and IGF1 levels before treatment withdrawal, in those who respond well to low-dose treatment, in those without evidence of adenoma on an MRI scan and/or in patients who receive long-term treatment...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932932/atlas-of-ohio-aquatic-insects-volume-ii-plecoptera
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R Edward DeWalt, Scott A Grubbs, Brian J Armitage, Richard W Baumann, Shawn M Clark, Michael J Bolton
BACKGROUND: We provide volume II of a distributional atlas of aquatic insects for the eastern USA state of Ohio. This treatment of stoneflies (Plecoptera) is companion to Armitage et al. (2011) on caddisflies (Trichoptera). We build on a recent analysis of Ohio stonefly diversity patterns based on large drainages (DeWalt et al. 2012), but add 3717 new records to the data set. We base most analyses on the United States Geological Survey Hierarchical Unit Code eight (HUC8) drainage scale...
2016: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932894/effects-of-parecoxib-on-postoperative-pain-and-opioid-related-symptoms-following-gynecologic-surgery
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Bruce Parsons, Qijiang Zhu, Li Xie, Chunming Li, Raymond Cheung
OBJECTIVE: To examine the analgesic and opioid-sparing effects of parecoxib following major gynecologic surgery. METHODS: This is a large subset analysis of patients from a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of parecoxib/valdecoxib (PAR/VAL) for postoperative pain. Pain severity, pain interference with function, opioid use, occurrence of opioid-related symptoms, and Patient/Physician Global Evaluation of Study Medication were compared between placebo and PAR/VAL treatment groups in the days following surgery...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932364/mortality-in-the-hertfordshire-ageing-study-association-with-level-and-loss-of-hand-grip-strength-in-later-life
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Holly Emma Syddall, Leo David Westbury, Richard Dodds, Elaine Dennison, Cyrus Cooper, Avan Aihie Sayer
BACKGROUND: weak hand grip strength in later life is a risk factor for disability, morbidity and mortality and is central to definitions of sarcopenia and frailty. It is unclear whether rate of change in grip strength adds to level of grip strength as a risk factor for poor ageing outcomes. METHODS: study participants were 292 community-dwelling men and women whose grip strength was measured during the 1994/5 (average age 67) and 2003/5 (average age 76) phases of the Hertfordshire Ageing Study, UK...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932315/design-and-testing-of-the-safety-agenda-mobile-app-for-managing-health-care-managers-patient-safety-responsibilities
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José Joaquín Mira, Irene Carrillo, Cesar Fernandez, Maria Asuncion Vicente, Mercedes Guilabert
BACKGROUND: Adverse events are a reality in clinical practice. Reducing the prevalence of preventable adverse events by stemming their causes requires health managers' engagement. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to develop an app for mobile phones and tablets that would provide managers with an overview of their responsibilities in matters of patient safety and would help them manage interventions that are expected to be carried out throughout the year...
December 8, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931991/men-s-response-to-their-wives-participation-in-microfinance-perpetration-and-justification-of-intimate-partner-violence-in-bangladesh
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N S Murshid
OBJECTIVE: The present study adds to extant literature on the association between microfinance participation and intimate partner violence (IPV) by assessing a national sample of men married to microfinance participants. The key objective was to assess whether there was a positive association between wives' microfinance participation and men's perpetration and justification of IPV in urban areas of Bangladesh. STUDY DESIGN: This study is based on a population-based secondary data analysis...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931902/effectiveness-of-blonanserin-for-patients-with-drug-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia-and-dopamine-supersensitivity-a-retrospective-analysis
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Masumi Tachibana, Tomihisa Niitsu, Motoki Watanabe, Tasuku Hashimoto, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Masatomo Ishikawa, Masaomi Iyo
OBJECTIVE: Dopamine supersensitivity psychosis (DSP) is one of the key factors contributing to the development of antipsychotic treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). We investigated the efficacy of blonanserin, an atypical antipsychotic, for patients with TRS and DSP. METHODS: In this 12-month retrospective follow-up study, we investigated the cases of eight consecutive patients with unstable TRS and DSP treated with blonanserin as an add-on therapy. We examined changes in scores for the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), Clinical Global Impression-Severity of Illness (CGI-S) scale and the Global Assessment of Functioning scale (GAF) during the 12 months after the administration of blonanserin...
December 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931291/effects-of-the-addition-of-tiotropium-on-airway-dimensions-in-symptomatic-asthma
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Makoto Hoshino, Junichi Ohtawa, Kenta Akitsu
BACKGROUND: Tiotropium, a once-daily, long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator, has shown efficacy and safety as an add-on to maintenance therapy in patients with symptomatic asthma. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of tiotropium on airway geometry and airway inflammation in patients with asthma who were symptomatic despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) plus a long-acting beta 2agonist (LABA). METHODS: In total, 53 patients with symptomatic asthma who received ICS plus LABA and who had a prebronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 second of 6090% of the predicted value were randomized to the addition of tiotropium 5 g once daily (n = 25) or no add-on (n = 28) to maintenance therapy for 48 weeks...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931289/measures-to-reduce-maintenance-therapy-with-oral-corticosteroid-in-adults-with-severe-asthma
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Vivi Q Nguyen, Charlotte S Ulrik
BACKGROUND: Maintenance therapy with oral corticosteroid (OCS) is used, although not based on evidence, for patients with severe asthma, but OCS is associated with serious adverse effects; therefore, management strategies aimed at steroid sparing are important. OBJECTIVE: To provide an update on the evidence for OCS-sparing strategies in adults with severe asthma. METHODS: A systematic literature review in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931211/gonadectomy-effects-on-the-risk-of-immune-disorders-in-the-dog-a-retrospective-study
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Crystal R Sundburg, Janelle M Belanger, Danika L Bannasch, Thomas R Famula, Anita M Oberbauer
BACKGROUND: Gonadectomy is one of the most common procedures performed on dogs in the United States. Neutering has been shown to reduce the risk for some diseases although recent reports suggest increased prevalence for structural disorders and some neoplasias. The relation between neuter status and autoimmune diseases has not been explored. This study evaluated the prevalence and risk of atopic dermatitis (ATOP), autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), canine myasthenia gravis (CMG), colitis (COL), hypoadrenocorticism (ADD), hypothyroidism (HYPO), immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA), immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), lupus erythematosus (LUP), and pemphigus complex (PEMC), for intact females, intact males, neutered females, and neutered males...
December 8, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930921/nursing-students-attitudes-toward-persons-who-are-aged-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Susan Hovey, Mary J Dyck, Cynthia Reese, MyoungJin Kim
OBJECTIVES: To analyze empirical studies from the United States and Canada to gain an understanding on how nursing education affects nursing students' attitudes toward persons who are aged. DESIGN: An integrative literature review was completed using Garrard's (2011) Matrix Method. DATA SOURCES: Articles were identified through the electronic database search engines of CINAHL, Pub Med, and Academic Search Complete. Only peer reviewed research articles from 2009 to 2015 were reviewed...
November 27, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930808/searching-the-mouse-genome-informatics-mgi-resources-for-information-on-mouse-biology-from-genotype-to-phenotype
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David R Shaw
The Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) resource provides the research community with access to information on the genetics, genomics, and biology of the laboratory mouse. Core data in MGI include gene characterization and function, phenotype and disease model descriptions, DNA and protein sequence data, gene expression data, vertebrate homologies, SNPs, mapping data, and links to other bioinformatics databases. Semantic integration is supported through the use of standardized nomenclature, and through the use of controlled vocabularies such as the mouse Anatomical Dictionary, the Mammalian Phenotype Ontology, and the Gene Ontologies...
December 8, 2016: Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930738/mir-151-3p-targets-twist1-to-repress-migration-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Ting-Chih Yeh, Tzu-Ting Huang, Tien-Shun Yeh, Yu-Ren Chen, Kai-Wen Hsu, Pen-Hui Yin, Hsin-Chen Lee, Ling-Ming Tseng
TWIST1 is a highly conserved basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor that contributes to cancer metastasis by promoting an epithelial-mesenchymal transition and repressing E-cadherin gene expression in breast cancer. In this study, we explored the potential role of miR-151 in TWIST1 expression and cancer properties in human breast cancer cells. We found that the human TWIST1 3'UTR contains a potential binging site for miR-151-3p at the putative target sequence 5'-CAGUCUAG-3'. Using a TWIST1-3'UTR luciferase reporter assay, we demonstrated that the target sequence within the TWIST1 3'UTR is required for miR-151-3p regulation of TWIST1 expression...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930678/structural-differences-in-insular-cortex-reflect-vicarious-injustice-sensitivity
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Thomas Baumgartner, Anne Saulin, Grit Hein, Daria Knoch
Sensitivity to injustice inflicted on others is a strong motivator of human social behavior. There are, however, enormous individual differences in vicarious injustice sensitivity. Some people are strongly affected when witnessing injustice, while others barely notice it, but the factors behind this heterogeneity are poorly understood. Here we examine the neuroanatomical basis of these differences using voxel-based morphometry and Freesurfer image analysis suite. Whole brain corrected analyses show that a person's propensity to be vicariously affected by injustice to others is reflected by the gray matter volume and thickness of the bilateral mid insular cortex...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930497/the-comt-val158met-polymorphism-is-associated-with-response-to-add-on-dextromethorphan-treatment-in-bipolar-disorder
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Sheng-Yu Lee, Shiou-Lan Chen, Tzu-Yun Wang, Yun-Hsuan Chang, Po See Chen, San-Yuan Huang, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Liang-Jen Wang, I Hui Lee, Kao Ching Chen, Yen Kuang Yang, Ru-Band Lu
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: We previously conducted a randomized, double-blind, controlled, 12-week study evaluating the effect of add-on dextromethorphan (DM), a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, on patients with bipolar disorder (BD) treated using valproate (VPA), which showed negative clinical differences. The genetic variation between each individual may be responsible for interindividual differences. The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene has been a candidate gene for BD...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930441/masked-tachycardia-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcome-in-hypertension
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Paolo Palatini, Gianpaolo Reboldi, Lawrence J Beilin, Edoardo Casiglia, Kazuo Eguchi, Yutaka Imai, Kazuomi Kario, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Sante D Pierdomenico, Joseph E Schwartz, Lindon Wing, Paolo Verdecchia
OBJECTIVE: The relative role of office heart rate (HR) and ambulatory HR for predicting major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and mortality is not well known. Aim of this study was to investigate the association of white-coat tachycardia and masked tachycardia with MACE and mortality in hypertensive patients. METHODS: We performed 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and HR monitoring in 7602 hypertensive patients (4165 men) aged 52 ± 16 years enrolled in six prospective studies in Italy, Japan, and Australia...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929693/use-of-recycled-external-fixators-in-management-of-compound-injuries
#18
Swagat Mahapatra, Nandakumar Rengarajan
BACKGROUND: Compound fractures form a bulk of Orthopaedic Trauma cases in a developing country like India. External Fixation devices are the mainstays of treatment of these open fractures. They are generally used as a one use disposable device and add a great burden to the health care costs, especially in a developing country. In our study we evaluated the efficacy and complication rate of recycled external fixators with that of new external fixators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective randomised interventional study conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital of a developing country...
December 8, 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929664/paradigm-shifts-in-breast-care-delivery-impact-of-imaging-in-a-multidisciplinary-environment
#19
Savitri Krishnamurthy, Therese Bevers, Henry M Kuerer, Benjamin Smith, Wei Tse Yang
OBJECTIVE: The practice of breast imaging in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment adds significant value to outcomes in women's health care. In this article, we describe multidisciplinary considerations in breast cancer screening and early detection, the impact of imaging and histopathologic findings in the diagnostic evaluation and management of breast abnormalities, and the contribution of imaging to surgical and radiation therapy planning for the breast cancer patient. CONCLUSION: The multidisciplinary delivery of breast care for women that incorporates screening, diagnosis of borderline and high-risk lesions, and management of the breast cancer patient adds considerable value to outcomes in health care...
December 8, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929313/maternal-executive-functioning-as-a-mechanism-in-the-intergenerational-transmission-of-parenting-preliminary-evidence
#20
David J Bridgett, Meghan J Kanya, Helena J V Rutherford, Linda C Mayes
Multiple lines of inquiry, including experimental animal models, have recently converged to suggest that executive functioning (EF) may be one mechanism by which parenting behavior is transmitted across generations. In the current investigation, we empirically test this notion by examining relations between maternal EF and parenting behaviors during mother-infant interactions, and by examining the role of maternal EF in the intergenerational transmission of parenting behavior. Mother-infant dyads (N = 150) in a longitudinal study participated...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
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