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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732384/microrna-181-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-survival-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-meta-analysis
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Qiang Guo, Junwen Luan, Ni Li, Zhen Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Lin Zhao, Ran Wei, Linlin Sun, Yin Shi, Xunqiang Yin, Na Ding, Guosheng Jiang, Xia Li
Accumulating evidence has indicated that microRNA-181 (miR-181) is dysregulated in hematological malignancies, and associates with the clinical outcomes. However, the association of miR-181 expression levels with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains inconclusive, as publications from different groups have reported contradictory results. In this manuscript, a meta-analysis was performed to assess the prognostic significance of miR-181 in AML patients. Eligible studies were retrieved from PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases, and a total of 6 studies including 815 AML patients were included in the final analysis...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732087/a-dissociation-between-engagement-and-learning-enthusiastic-instructions-fail-to-reliably-improve-performance-on-a-memory-task
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Benjamin A Motz, Joshua R de Leeuw, Paulo F Carvalho, Kaley L Liang, Robert L Goldstone
Despite widespread assertions that enthusiasm is an important quality of effective teaching, empirical research on the effect of enthusiasm on learning and memory is mixed and largely inconclusive. To help resolve these inconsistencies, we conducted a carefully-controlled laboratory experiment, investigating whether enthusiastic instructions for a memory task would improve recall accuracy. Scripted videos, either enthusiastic or neutral, were used to manipulate the delivery of task instructions. We also manipulated the sequence of learning items, replicating the spacing effect, a known cognitive technique for memory improvement...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731977/interventions-for-neuropathic-pain-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Maja Miljanovic, Marina Biocic, Krste Boric, Marija Cavar, Nikolina Markovina, Katarina Vucic, Livia Puljak
Numerous interventions for neuropathic pain (NeuP) are available, but its treatment remains unsatisfactory. We systematically summarized evidence from systematic reviews (SRs) of randomized controlled trials on interventions for NeuP. Five electronic databases were searched up to March 2015. Study quality was analyzed using A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews. The most common interventions in 97 included SRs were pharmacologic (59%) and surgical (15%). The majority of analyzed SRs were of medium quality...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731828/geographical-variation-in-community-divergence-insights-from-tropical-forest-monodominance-by-ectomycorrhizal-trees
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Tadashi Fukami, Mifuyu Nakajima, Claire Fortunel, Paul V A Fine, Christopher Baraloto, Sabrina E Russo, Kabir G Peay
Convergence occurs in both species traits and community structure, but how convergence at the two scales influences each other remains unclear. To address this question, we focus on tropical forest monodominance, in which a single, often ectomycorrhizal (EM) tree species occasionally dominates forest stands within a landscape otherwise characterized by diverse communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) trees. Such monodominance is a striking potential example of community divergence resulting in alternative stable states...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730406/benefits-and-risks-of-p2y12-inhibitor-preloading-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-stable-angina
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Taylor C Bazemore, Michael G Nanna, Sunil V Rao
Treatment with P2Y12 inhibitors is an integral part of the standard of care for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. However, the most appropriate timing for P2Y12 inhibitor administration remains unclear, and the value of "preloading" with P2Y12 inhibitors prior to cardiac catheterization is controversial. While pre-catheterization treatment with P2Y12 inhibitors is performed with the goal of decreasing adverse cardiovascular events, this potential benefit must be weighed against the increased risk of bleeding complications and operative delay if coronary artery bypass graft surgery is indicated...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730375/higher-dietary-glycemic-index-but-not-glycemic-load-is-associated-with-a-lower-prevalence-of-depressive-symptoms-in-a-cross-sectional-study-of-young-and-middle-aged-japanese-women
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Naoko Minobe, Kentaro Murakami, Satomi Kobayashi, Hitomi Suga, Satoshi Sasaki
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiologic evidence on the associations between dietary glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) and depressive symptoms is not only limited, particularly in Asian populations where dietary GI and GL are typically higher than in Western countries, but also inconclusive. This cross-sectional study examined these associations in Japanese women. METHODS: Subjects were 3963 young (age 18-years) and 3826 middle-aged (mean age 47.8 years) Japanese women...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729709/sex-based-differences-in-the-association-between-body-composition-and-incident-fracture-risk-in-koreans
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Jung Hee Kim, A Ram Hong, Hyung Jin Choi, Eu Jeong Ku, Nam H Cho, Chan Soo Shin
The relative contribution of lean mass and fat mass on bone health is inconclusive. We investigated the relative contributions of lean and fat masses on fragility fracture risk in Korean men and women. This was an ongoing prospective community-dwelling cohort study at Ansung beginning in 2001, which included 2,189 men and 2,625 women over 40 years old. Study subjects were classified into the following four groups according to lean mass (LM)/height(2) and percentage fat mass (PF). Clinical fragility fracture events were assessed at baseline and biennially using self-reported questionnaires...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726810/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-disclosing-genetic-risk-information-for-alzheimer-disease-via-telephone
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Kurt D Christensen, Wendy R Uhlmann, J Scott Roberts, Erin Linnenbringer, Peter J Whitehouse, Charmaine D M Royal, Thomas O Obisesan, L Adrienne Cupples, Melissa B Butson, Grace-Ann Fasaye, Susan Hiraki, Clara A Chen, Uwe Siebert, Robert Cook-Deegan, Robert C Green
PurposeTelephone disclosure of genetic test results can improve access to services. To date, studies of its impact have focused on return of Mendelian risk information, principally hereditary cancer syndromes.MethodsIn a multisite trial of Alzheimer disease genetic risk disclosure, asymptomatic adults were randomized to receive test results in person or via telephone. Primary analyses examined patient outcomes 12 months after disclosure.ResultsData from 257 participants showed that telephone disclosure occurred 7...
July 20, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725923/assessing-3d-t2-fse-sequence-for-identification-of-the-normal-appendix-working-toward-a-single-sequence-mr-appendicitis-protocol
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Nattinee Leelakanok, Andrew S Phelps, Matthew A Zapala, Kambrie Kato, Michael Ohliger, Yi Li, Jesse Courtier
PURPOSES: To assess the ability of a single isotropic 3D T2 FSE sequence to identify the normal appendix in children with potential implication as alternative second-line modality in pediatric appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of MR abdomino-pelvis or pelvis in children from Oct 2014-Dec 2016 was done. Only exams with 3D T2 FSE sequence performed on a single scanner type were selected. Patients with history of post appendectomy, studies in which field of view did not include ileocecal valve, with technical and protocol errors, or with fat-saturated acquisition were excluded...
July 19, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724556/performance-assessment-of-a-trypanosoma-cruzi-chimeric-antigen-in-multiplex-liquid-microarray-assays
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Fred Luciano Neves Santos, Paola Alejandra Fiorani Celedon, Nilson Ivo Tonin Zanchin, Amanda Leitolis, Sandra Crestani, Leonardo Foti, Wayner Vieira de Souza, Yara de Miranda Gomes, Marco Aurélio Krieger
Diagnosing chronic Chagas disease (CD) requires antibody--antigen detection methods, traditionally based on enzymatic assay techniques whose performance depend on the type and quality of antigen used. Previously, 4 recombinant chimeric proteins from Instituto de Biologia Molecular do Paraná (IBMP-8.1 to -8.4) comprising immuno-dominant regions of diverse Trypanosoma cruzi antigens showed excellent diagnostic performance in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Considering that next-generation platforms offer improved CD diagnostic accuracy with different T...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724100/ammonia-and-nitrous-oxide-emissions-from-broiler-houses-with-downtime-windrowed-litter
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Kyoung S Ro, Philip A Moore, Ariel A Szogi, Patricia D Millner
An emerging poultry manure management practice is in-house windrowing to disinfect the litter. However, this practice is likely to increase emissions of ammonia (NH) and nitrous oxide (NO) from the windrowed litter. The objective of this study was to quantitatively compare NH and NO emissions from broiler houses with and without in-house windrowing. Two broiler houses at a commercial farm were used to compare the NH and NO emissions. Gas emission measurements were conducted continuously and simultaneously for both the control house (without windrowing) and the house with windrowing during the same production periods...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723753/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-238g-a-polymorphism-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-an-update-by-meta-analysis
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Qing Zhang, Guang Sheng Zhao, Xiao Lin Yuan, Xiao Huan Li, Zhen Yang, Yi Fen Cui, Qing Lin Guan, Xiu Yan Sun, Wan Shen, Tai An Xu, Qiu Shi Wang
BACKGROUND: The association between the tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene (TNF-a) -238G/A polymorphism and the breast cancer has been analyzed in several studies, but the results have been inconclusive. We then performed a meta-analysis to get a precise estimation of the association. METHODS: Eight case-control studies with a total of 37,257 cases and 39,564 controls were identified by searching the ISI Web of Knowledge database and the PubMed database up to August 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723732/role-of-anesthesia-in-endovascular-stroke-therapy
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Arthur Wang, Apolonia E Abramowicz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent randomized clinical trials have demonstrated strong efficacy of endovascular therapy (EVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from large vessel occlusions; in the USA alone, tens of thousands of patients annually may benefit. The impact of the type of anesthesia used during mechanical thrombectomy on patient outcomes remains controversial. This review discusses the current literature on the effects of anesthesia type on patient outcome following endovascular stroke therapy...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723470/sexually-transmitted-disease-and-male-infertility-a-systematic-review
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Mikkel Fode, Ferdinando Fusco, Larry Lipshultz, Wolfgang Weidner
CONTEXT: Theoretically, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have the potential to disrupt male fertility; however, the topic remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To describe the possible association between STDs and male infertility and to explore possible pathophysiologic mechanisms. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a systematic literature review in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched for articles published before January 1, 2016, using the MeSH terms for a variety of STDs and infertility...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723244/evaluation-of-the-national-health-service-nhs-direct-pilot-telehealth-program-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Malcolm Clarke, Joanna Fursse, Nancy Connolly, Urvashi Sharma, Russell Jones
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a pilot telehealth program applied to a wide population of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Vital signs data were transmitted from the home of the patient on a daily basis using a patient monitoring system for review by community nurse to assist decisions on management. SETTING: Community services for patients diagnosed with COPD. PARTICIPANTS: Two Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) enrolled 321 patients diagnosed with COPD into the telehealth program...
July 18, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721974/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-risk-of-osteoporosis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Parkpoom Phatharacharukul, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the most common infections worldwide. Several epidemiologic studies have suggested that patients with HCV infection might be at an increased risk of osteoporosis. However, the data on this relationship remains inconclusive. This meta-analysis was conducted with the aim to summarize all available evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from inception to June 2016...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721598/a-retrospective-review-of-34-cases-of-pediatric-pituitary-adenoma
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Nannan Zhang, Peizhi Zhou, Yu Meng, Feng Ye, Shu Jiang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to study invasiveness, tumor features and clinical symptoms of pediatric pituitary adenoma, and to discuss some inconclusive results in prior studies. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 34 cases of children (<20 year-old) who were pathologically diagnosed with pituitary adenoma and surgically treated from 2010 to 2017. Data of general information, clinical symptoms, invasive behaviors, surgery approaches, and tumor features were collected and analyzed...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721331/role-of-laparoscopy-in-the-management-of-acute-surgical-abdomen-secondary-to-phytobezoars
#18
Abu Baker Sheikh, Aisha Akhtar, Adeel Nasrullah, Shujaul Haq, Haider Ghazanfar
A bezoar is a collection of indigestible material found in the alimentary canal, which can cause mechanical obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract. Phytobezoar is a variant composed of mostly plant material and indigestible fiber. Phytobezoar is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction (SBO) and happens more commonly in patients with risk factors predisposing to impaired gastrointestinal motility. We present a rare case of SBO secondary to phytobezoar in a 60-year-old female patient with type 2 diabetes...
June 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721149/apolipoprotein-a1-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
#19
Lang-Biao Xu, Ya-Feng Zhou, Jia-Lu Yao, Si-Jia Sun, Qing Rui, Xiang-Jun Yang, Xiao-Bo Li
INTRODUCTION: It has been reported that APOA1 -75G/A polymorphism might be associated with susceptibility to coronary artery disease (CAD). Owing to mixed and inconclusive results, we conducted a meta-analysis to systematically summarize and clarify the association between APOA1-75G/A polymorphism and the risk of CAD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic search of studies on the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) with susceptibility to CAD was conducted...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720618/interpretation-of-cis-in-clinical-trials-with-non-significant-results-systematic-review-and-recommendations
#20
Jennifer S Gewandter, Michael P McDermott, Rachel A Kitt, Jenna Chaudari, James G Koch, Scott R Evans, Robert A Gross, John D Markman, Dennis C Turk, Robert H Dworkin
OBJECTIVES: Interpretation of CIs in randomised clinical trials (RCTs) with treatment effects that are not statistically significant can distinguish between results that are 'negative' (the data are not consistent with a clinically meaningful treatment effect) or 'inconclusive' (the data remain consistent with the possibility of a clinically meaningful treatment effect). This interpretation is important to ensure that potentially beneficial treatments are not prematurely abandoned in future research or clinical practice based on invalid conclusions...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Open
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