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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433577/asthma-and-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Huai Liu, Ying Fu, Kunpeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with asthma, and their results remain inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a meta-analysis to determine whether asthma increases the risk of CHD. METHODS: A systematic literature search of the PubMed and Embase databases from inception to August 2016, complemented with references screening of relevant articles and reviews, was performed to identify eligible studies...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432295/laparoscopic-versus-open-liver-resection-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Si-Ming Xie, Jun-Jie Xiong, Xue-Ting Liu, Hong-Yu Chen, Daniel Iglesia-García, Kiran Altaf, Shameena Bharucha, Wei Huang, Quentin M Nunes, Peter Szatmary, Xu-Bao Liu
The effects of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) and open liver resection (OLR) on oncological outcomes for colorectal cancer liver metastases (CCLM) remain inconclusive. Major databases were searched from January 1992 to October 2016. Effects of LLR vs OLR were determined. The primary endpoints were oncological outcomes. In total, 32 eligible non-randomized studies with 4697 patients (LLR: 1809, OLR: 2888) were analyzed. There were higher rates of clear surgical margins (OR: 1.64, 95%CI: 1.32 to 2.05, p < 0...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431419/creation-and-validation-of-an-automated-algorithm-to-determine-postoperative-ventilator-requirements-after-cardiac-surgery
#3
Eilon Gabel, Ira S Hofer, Nancy Satou, Tristan Grogan, Richard Shemin, Aman Mahajan, Maxime Cannesson
BACKGROUND: In medical practice today, clinical data registries have become a powerful tool for measuring and driving quality improvement, especially among multicenter projects. Registries face the known problem of trying to create dependable and clear metrics from electronic medical records data, which are typically scattered and often based on unreliable data sources. The Society for Thoracic Surgery (STS) is one such example, and it supports manually collected data by trained clinical staff in an effort to obtain the highest-fidelity data possible...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431266/reduced-abnormal-integration-of-adult-generated-granule-cells-does-not-attenuate-spontaneous-recurrent-seizures-in-mice
#4
Kun Zhu, Bo Yuan, Ming Hu, Gai-Feng Feng, Yong Liu, Jian-Xin Liu
Epileptic seizures lead to aberrant hippocampal neurogenesis, including increased proliferation of neural progenitors and abnormal integrations of newly generated granule cells - hilar ectopic granule cells (EGCs), mossy fiber sprouting (MFS), and hilar basal dendrites (HBDs). Previous results from ablating hippocampal neurogenesis after acute seizures have been controversial with regards to the development of spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRSs). While ablation of hippocampal newborn cells was effective, a sufficient decrease of subsequent abnormal integrations in chronically epileptic hippocampus was not well-established in these studies...
April 11, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430644/red-and-processed-meat-consumption-and-gastric-cancer-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhanwei Zhao, Zifang Yin, Qingchuan Zhao
The associations between red and processed meat consumption and gastric cancer risk have remained inconclusive. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to analyze these associations. We searched PubMed and EMBASE to identify studies published from inception through October 2016. Subtype analyses of gastric cancer (gastric cardia adenocarcinoma and gastric non-cardiac adenocarcinoma) and dose-response analyses were performed. We finally selected 42 eligible studies. The summary relative risks of highest versus lowest consumption were positive for case-control studies with 1...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429254/biomarkers-predicting-bone-turnover-in-the-setting-of-ckd
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Pieter Evenepoel, Etienne Cavalier, Patrick C D'Haese
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Impaired bone quality contributes to the increased fracture risk in chronic kidney disease patients. Both low and high turnover bone disease may compromise bone quality. The question arises whether bone biomarkers may be additive or replace bone histormorphometry for diagnosing the extremes of bone turnover. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies exploring the performance of established and emerging bone biomarkers against histomorphometric assessment of bone turnover are limited and overall yield inconclusive results as to their diagnostic utility...
April 20, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428891/dietary-inclusion-effects-of-phytochemicals-as-growth-promoters-in-animal-production
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Nidia Vanessa Valenzuela-Grijalva, Araceli Pinelli-Saavedra, Adriana Muhlia-Almazan, David Domínguez-Díaz, Humberto González-Ríos
Growth promoters have been widely used as a strategy to improve productivity, and great benefits have been observed throughout the meat production chain. However, the prohibition of growth promoters in several countries, as well as consumer rejection, has led industry and the academy to search for alternatives. For decades, the inclusion of phytochemicals in animal feed has been proposed as a replacement for traditional growth promoters. However, there are many concerns about the application of phytochemicals and their impact on the various links in the meat production chain (productive performance, carcass and meat quality)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428119/timing-of-high-efficacy-therapy-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Bernd Merkel, Helmut Butzkueven, Anthony L Traboulsee, Eva Havrdova, Tomas Kalincik
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy initiated early after first presentation of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is associated with improved long-term outcomes. One can therefore speculate that early initiation of highly effective immunotherapies, with an average efficacy that is superior to the typical first-line therapies, could further improve relapse and disability outcomes. However, the most common treatment strategy is to commence first-line therapies, followed by treatment escalation in patients who continue to experience on-treatment disease activity...
April 17, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427518/controversies-in-clinicopathological-characteristics-and-treatment-strategies-of-male-breast-cancer-a-review-of-the-literature
#9
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Agnese Losurdo, Selene Rota, Giuseppe Gullo, Giovanna Masci, Rosalba Torrisi, Giulia Bottai, Monica Zuradelli, Wolfgang Gatzemeier, Armando Santoro
Male breast cancer (MaBC) is a rare disease, accounting for less than 1% of malignancies in men. For this reason, literature data on its clinicopathological characteristics are very heterogeneous and treatment strategies have mostly been extrapolated from the female counterpart. However, immunohistochemical peculiarities of MaBC have recently emerged, defining it as a distinct entity from female breast cancer (FBC), thus requiring a tailored clinical approach. MaBC appears to be more often hormone receptor positive than FBC, while data on HER2 status still remain inconclusive, indicating a possible higher incidence of HER2 alterations...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427005/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-a-bivariate-meta-analysis
#10
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Alessandro Squizzato, Fulvio Pomero, Attilio Allione, Roberto Priotto, Nicoletta Riva, Menno V Huisman, Frederikus A Klok, Paul D Stein, Luigina Guasti, Luigi Fenoglio, Francesco Dentali, Walter Ageno
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) has simplified the diagnostic approach to patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), but alternative imaging tests are still advocated. We aimed to systematically assess the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for PE diagnosis. METHODS: Studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of MRI for the diagnosis of PE were systematically searched in the PubMed and EMBASE databases (up to May 2016)...
April 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425650/current-strategies-for-endoscopic-management-of-acute-cholangitis
#11
Hiroyuki Isayama, Ichiro Yasuda, Damien Tan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: At the pancreatobiliary session of Endoscopic Forum Japan (EFJ) 2016, current strategies for the endoscopic management of acute cholangitis were discussed. The topics consisted of two major parts, namely endoscopic management of acute cholangitis caused by common bile duct stones (CBDS) and biliary stent occlusion. METHODS: Endoscopists from nine Japanese high-volume centers along with two overseas centers participated in the questionnaires and discussion...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425245/xenobiotic-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-and-tp53-polymorphisms-and-clinical-outcome-in-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Volkan Karacaoğlan, Ahmet Oğuz Ada, Serdar Bilgen, Guzide Tuğba Çetinkaya, Emre Soydaş, Celalettin Semih Kunak, Sibel Meryem Alpar, Meral Gülhan, Mümtaz Işcan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The association between polymorphisms of xenobiotic/drug metabolizing enzymes and TP53 and response to chemotherapy and survival of patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are limited and inconclusive. In this study, CYP2E1*5B, CYP2E1*6, CYP2E1*7B, GSTO1 (A140D), and TP53 (Arg72Pro) polymorphisms and response to platinum-based chemotherapy and survival in 137 advanced stage NSCLC patients were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genetic polymorphism analyses were determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) coupled with restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424163/clinical-significance-of-somatic-mutation-in-unexplained-blood-cytopenia
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Luca Malcovati, Anna Gallì, Erica Travaglino, Ilaria Ambaglio, Ettore Rizzo, Elisabetta Molteni, Chiara Elena, Virginia Valeria Ferretti, Silvia Catricalà, Elisa Bono, Gabriele Todisco, Antonio Bianchessi, Elisa Rumi, Silvia Zibellini, Daniela Pietra, Emanuela Boveri, Clara Camaschella, Daniela Toniolo, Elli Papaemmanuil, Seishi Ogawa, Mario Cazzola
Unexplained blood cytopenias, in particular anemia, are often found in older persons. The relationship between these cytopenias and myeloid neoplasms like myelodysplastic syndromes is currently poorly defined. We studied a prospective cohort of patients with unexplained cytopenia with the aim to estimate the predictive value of somatic mutations for identifying subjects with, or at risk of developing a myeloid neoplasm. The study included a learning cohort of 683 consecutive patients investigated for unexplained cytopenia, and a validation cohort of 190 patients referred for suspected myeloid neoplasm...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422991/mortality-is-associated-with-inflammation-anemia-specific-diseases-and-treatments-and-molecular-markers
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Mark Moeller, Christiane Pink, Nicole Endlich, Karlhans Endlich, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Henry Völzke, Marcus Dörr, Matthias Nauck, Markus M Lerch, Rüdiger Köhling, Birte Holtfreter, Thomas Kocher, Georg Fuellen
Lifespan is a complex trait, and longitudinal data for humans are naturally scarce. We report the results of Cox regression and Pearson correlation analyses using data of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP), with mortality data of 1518 participants (113 of which died), over a time span of more than 10 years. We found that in the Cox regression model based on the Bayesian information criterion, apart from chronological age of the participant, six baseline variables were considerably associated with higher mortality rates: smoking, mean attachment loss (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422955/low-cholesterol-level-associated-with-severity-and-outcome-of-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-results-from-taiwan-stroke-registry
#15
Yu-Wei Chen, Chen-Hua Li, Chih-Dong Yang, Chung-Hsiang Liu, Chih-Hung Chen, Jau-Jiuan Sheu, Shinn-Kuang Lin, An-Chih Chen, Ping-Kun Chen, Po-Lin Chen, Chung-Hsin Yeh, Jiunn-Rong Chen, Yu-Jen Hsiao, Ching-Huang Lin, Shih-Pin Hsu, Tsang-Shan Chen, Sheng-Feng Sung, Shih-Chieh Yu, Chih-Hsin Muo, Chi Pang Wen, Fung-Chang Sung, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Chung Y Hsu
The relationship between cholesterol level and hemorrhagic stroke is inconclusive. We hypothesized that low cholesterol levels may have association with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) severity at admission and 3-month outcomes. This study used data obtained from a multi-center stroke registry program in Taiwan. We categorized acute spontaneous ICH patients, based on their baseline levels of total cholesterol (TC) measured at admission, into 3 groups with <160, 160-200 and >200 mg/dL of TC. We evaluated risk of having initial stroke severity, with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) >15 and unfavorable outcomes (modified Rankin Scale [mRS] score >2, 3-month mortality) after ICH by the TC group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422805/a-randomized-pilot-study-comparing-ketamine-and-methohexital-anesthesia-for-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-patients-with-depression
#16
Shona L Ray-Griffith, Lou Ann Eads, Xiaotong Han, Kimberly Golden, Zachary N Stowe
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled pilot study examines the differences in response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as defined by an improvement of depressive symptoms between ketamine and methohexital as the primary anesthetic agent. Adverse effects and cognitive tolerability were also examined. METHODS: Subjects undergoing ECT for unipolar or bipolar depression were randomized to receive ketamine or methohexital as the anesthetic agent. Primary outcome measure includes the Hamilton rating scale for depression (17-item)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420442/updated-systematic-review-associations-between-proximity-to-animal-feeding-operations-and-health-of-individuals-in-nearby-communities
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REVIEW
Annette M O'Connor, Brent W Auvermann, Rungano S Dzikamunhenga, Julie M Glanville, Julian P T Higgins, Shelley P Kirychuk, Jan M Sargeant, Sarah C Totton, Hannah Wood, Susanna G Von Essen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to update a systematic review of associations between living near an animal feeding operation (AFO) and human health. METHODS: The MEDLINE® and MEDLINE® In-Process, Centre for Agricultural Biosciences Abstracts, and Science Citation Index databases were searched. Reference lists of included articles were hand-searched. Eligible studies reported exposure to an AFO and an individual-level human health outcome. Two reviewers performed study selection and data extraction...
April 18, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419753/systematic-review-of-gender-differences-in-sepsis-management-and-outcomes
#18
Kim Reina Failla, Cynthia D Connelly
PURPOSE: Contributors to disparities in sepsis management have been attributed to genetic susceptibility, differences in clinical presentation, and healthcare delivery. The influence of gender on survival or mortality of patients with sepsis-related diagnoses is unclear. The purpose of the current study was to systematically review published research to identify factors and outcomes associated with sepsis management and outcomes based on gender differences. METHODS: Covering a period from 2006 to 2016, a literature search was conducted on four electronic data bases including the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), EBSCO, MedlinePlus, and PubMed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419703/exercise-capacity-following-pediatric-heart-transplantation-a-systematic-review
#19
Sara Peterson, Jennifer A Su, Jacqueline R Szmuszkovicz, Robert Johnson, Barbara Sargent
Pediatric HTs account for 13% of all HTs with >60% of recipients surviving at least 10 years post-HT. The purpose of this systematic review is to synthesize the literature on exercise capacity of pediatric HT recipients to improve understanding of the mechanisms that may explain the decreased exercise capacity. Six databases were searched for studies that compared the exercise capacity of HT recipients ≤21 years old with a control group or normative data. Sixteen studies were included. Pediatric HT recipients, as compared to controls or normative data, exhibit significantly higher resting HR, and at peak exercise exhibit significantly decreased HR, VO2 , power, work, minute ventilation, and exercise duration...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419475/fruit-and-vegetable-intake-and-prostate-cancer-risk-in-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-epic
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Aurora Perez-Cornago, Ruth C Travis, Paul N Appleby, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Verena Katzke, Tilman Kühn, Antonia Trichopoulou, Eleni Peppa, Maria Kritikou, Sabina Sieri, Domenico Palli, Carlotta Sacerdote, Rosario Tumino, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Antonio Agudo, Nerea Larrañaga, Elena Molina-Portillo, Eva Ardanaz, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, Cristina Lasheras, Pär Stattin, Maria Wennberg, Isabel Drake, Johan Malm, Julie A Schmidt, Kay-Tee Khaw, Marc Gunter, Heinz Freisling, Inge Huybrechts, Dagfinn Aune, Amanda J Cross, Elio Riboli, Timothy J Key
Several dietary factors have been studied in relation to prostate cancer; however, most studies have not reported on subtypes of fruit and vegetables or tumor characteristics, and results obtained so far are inconclusive. This study aimed to examine the prospective association of total and subtypes of fruit and vegetable intake with the incidence of prostate cancer overall, by grade and stage of disease, and prostate cancer death. Lifestyle information for 142,239 men participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition from 8 European countries was collected at baseline...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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