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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938703/evaluation-of-thromboelastometry-parameters-as-predictive-markers-for-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-in-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-acute-leukaemia
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Joanna Rupa-Matysek, Lidia Gil, Ewelina Wojtasińska, Zuzanna Kanduła, Adam Nowicki, Magdalena Matuszak, Mieczysław Komarnicki
Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (previously named veno-occlusive disease, SOS/VOD) is a serious complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Early identification of patients at risk of SOS/VOD may possibly improve the outcome and reduce mortality. Rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is global assay allowing for the precise assessment of both bleeding and thrombotic conditions, however, its usefulness in patients undergoing HSCT for acute leukaemia has not been studied. We evaluated the thromboelastometry parameters in patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT for acute leukaemia to identify candidate biomarkers of SOS/VOD occurrence...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938564/microrna-signatures-predict-prognosis-of-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-through-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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Ying Yuan, Hua Zhang, Xuexia Liu, Zhongming Lu, Guojun Li, Meixia Lu, Xiaofeng Tao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play major roles in various biological processes and have been implicated in the pathogenesis and malignant progression of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The aim of this study was to assess the predictive values of miRNAs for overall survival (OS) of patients with GBM. MiRNA expression profiles and clinical information of 563 GBM patients were obtained from the Cancer Genome Atlas. The most significantly altered miRNAs were identified and miRNA expression profiles were performed, through principal component analysis, the least absolute shrinkage and selection operator method...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938535/accurate-primary-germ-cell-cancer-diagnosis-using-serum-based-microrna-detection-amptsmir-test
#3
Ton van Agthoven, Leendert H J Looijenga
Multiple studies, including various methods and overall limited numbers of mostly heterogeneous cases, indicate that the level of embryonic stem cell microRNAs (miRs) (e.g. 371a-3p, 372-3p, 373-3p, and 367-3p) are increased in serum at primary diagnosis of almost all testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC). Here we determine the status of three of these miRs in serum samples of 250 TGCC patients, collected at time of primary diagnosis, compared with 60 non-TGCC patients and 104 male healthy donors. The levels of miRs were measured by the robust ampTSmiR test, including magnetic bead-based miR isolation and target specific pre-amplification followed by real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) detection...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938439/single-dose-metformin-enhances-bile-acid-induced-glp-1-secretion-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Andreas Brønden, Anders Albér, Ulrich Rohde, Jens F Rehfeld, Jens J Holst, Tina Vilsbøll, Filip K Knop
Context: Despite a position as the first-line pharmacotherapy in type 2 diabetes, the glucose-lowering mechanisms of metformin remain to be fully clarified. Gut-derived modes of action, including suppression of bile acid reabsorption and a resulting increase in GLP-1 secretion, has been proposed. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the GLP-1 secretory and gluco-metabolic effects of endogenously released bile, with and without concomitant single-dose administration of metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938266/identification-of-an-optimal-cut-off-for-drain-fluid-amylase-on-postoperative-day-1-for-predicting-clinically-relevant-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy-a-multi-institutional-analysis-and-external-validation
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Laura Maggino, Giuseppe Malleo, Claudio Bassi, Valentina Allegrini, Joal D Beane, Ross M Beckman, Bofeng Chen, Euan J Dickson, Jeffrey A Drebin, Brett L Ecker, Douglas L Fraker, Michael G House, Nigel B Jamieson, Ammar A Javed, Stacy J Kowalsky, Major K Lee, Matthew T McMillan, Robert E Roses, Roberto Salvia, Vicente Valero, Lavanniya K P Velu, Christopher L Wolfgang, Amer H Zureikat, Charles M Vollmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between drain fluid amylase value on the first postoperative day (DFA1) and clinically relevant fistula (CR-POPF) after distal pancreatectomy (DP), and to identify the cut-off of DFA1 that optimizes CR-POPF prediction. BACKGROUND: DFA1 is a well-recognized predictor of CR-POPF after pancreatoduodenectomy, but its role in DP is largely unexplored. METHODS: DFA1 levels were correlated with CR-POPF in 2 independent multi-institutional sets of DP patients: developmental (n = 338; years 2012 to 2017) and validation cohort (n = 166; years 2006 to 2016)...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937845/pharmacokinetics-of-beclomethasone-dipropionate-delivered-by-breath-actuated-inhaler-and-metered-dose-inhaler-in-healthy-subjects
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Calvin J Small, Michael Gillespie
BACKGROUND: Breath-actuated inhalers (BAIs) eliminate the need for hand-breath coordination required of pressurized metered-dose inhalers (MDIs). This pharmacokinetic study compared systemic exposure following beclomethasone dipropionate delivery through BAI versus MDI. METHODS: This open-label, three-period crossover, single-dose study randomized healthy subjects aged 18-45 years (N = 72) to 1 of 6 treatment sequences containing beclomethasone dipropionate BAI 160 mcg (40 mcg/inhalation, 4 inhalations), beclomethasone dipropionate BAI 320 mcg (80 mcg/inhalation, 4 inhalations), and beclomethasone dipropionate MDI 320 mcg (80 mcg/inhalation, 4 inhalations)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937516/validation-of-ultrasound-guidance-targeting-tasks-relationship-of-performance-and-clinical-experience
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Joshua F Nitsche, Kristina M Shumard, Brian C Brost
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether health care provider performance on a novel task trainer and a set of newly created ultrasound guidance targeting tasks relates with their level of clinical experience. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, two assessment sessions were carried out in which inexperienced (n=21 and n=15) and experienced (n=14 and n=10) health care providers completed five previously described ultrasound guidance targeting tasks. Raw completion time, number of targeting errors, and error-adjusted completion time for each task were compared between groups with a t test for independent measures...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937254/assessing-muscular-oxygenation-during-incremental-exercise-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-comparison-of-three-different-methods
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N F Agbangla, M Audiffren, C T Albinet
Using continuous-wave near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), this study compared three different methods, namely the slope method (SM), the amplitude method (AM), and the area under the curve (AUC) method to determine the variations of intramuscular oxygenation level as a function of workload. Ten right-handed subjects (22+/-4 years) performed one isometric contraction at each of three different workloads (30%, 50% and 90% of maximal voluntary strength) during a period of twenty seconds. Changes in oxyhemoglobin (delta[HbO(2)]) and deoxyhemoglobin (delta[HHb]) concentrations in the superficial flexor of fingers were recorded using continuous-wave NIRS...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937056/serum-cystatin-c-as-an-earlier-predictor-of-acute-kidney-injury-than-serum-creatinine-in-preterm-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Noha Ahmed Abdelaal, Sherein Abdelhamid Shalaby, Abdelmoneim Kassem Khashana, Amina Mohamed Abdelwahab
In this study, we aimed to evaluate serum cystatin C (sCysC) as an early predictor of acute kidney injury (AKI) in preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Sixty preterm neonates diagnosed with RDS and 40 healthy controls (28-36 weeks) admitted to the neonatal Intensive Care Unit were investigated. AKI was defined on the 3rd day of life (DOL-3) as an increase in serum creatinine (sCr) of >0.3 mg/dL from baseline (the lowest previous sCr). sCysC levels were measured on DOL-1, -3 and -7. Of the 60 neonates with RDS, 24 (40%) developed AKI...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937032/development-and-standardization-of-a-new-cognitive-assessment-test-battery-for-chinese-aphasic-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Ji-Bao Wu, Zhi-Hong Lyu, Xiao-Jia Liu, Hai-Peng Li, Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: Nonlinguistic cognitive impairment has become an important issue for aphasic patients, but currently there are few neuropsychological cognitive assessment tests for it. To get more information on cognitive impairment of aphasic patients, this study aimed to develop a new cognitive assessment test battery for aphasic patients, the Non-language-based Cognitive Assessment (NLCA), and evaluate its utility in Chinese-speaking patients with aphasia. METHODS: The NLCA consists of five nonverbal tests, which could assess five nonlinguistic cognitive domains such as visuospatial functions, attention test, memory, reasoning, and executive functions of aphasic patients...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936959/-correlation-between-apache-ii-scores-and-delirium-probability-of-senile-severe-pneumonia-patients-undergoing-invasive-mechanical-ventilation
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Xinghua Pei, Haiming Yu, Yanhong Wu, Xu Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) scores and delirium probability of senile severe pneumonia patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation (MV). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Eighty-nine senile severe pneumonia patients undergoing invasive MV admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Hunan Provincial People's Hospital from January 2015 to March 2017 were enrolled. APACHE II scores were collected 24 hours before invasive MV...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936954/-role-of-serum-s1p-levels-during-asthma-attack-in-the-evaluation-of-asthma-severity
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Yunwei Zhao, Yiqin Xu, Shuang Li, Yu Wei, Chunling Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes of serum sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) level in asthmatic patients with different severity of bronchial asthma, and to explore the evaluation value of S1P on the severity of asthma. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. Fifty-two patients with asthma admitted to Department of Respiratory Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Jiamusi University from November 2015 to January 2017 were enrolled. According to the severity of the disease, the patients were divided into mild, moderate and severe groups...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936953/-clinical-value-of-angiogenin-in-predicting-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Yanling Bai, Haiyan Zhu, Qiyu Sun, Guozhong Gu, Lingyu Zhang, Ying Li, Baofeng Yang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between angiogenin-1/2 (Ang-1/2) and clinical parameters of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and to assess the value of Ang-1/2 in predicting the prognosis of patients with IPF. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. Ninety-one patients diagnosed as IPF by high resolution CT (HRCT) and lung biopsy admitted to Daqing Oil Field General Hospital from March 2014 to January 2015 were enrolled. The general data, serum parameters and pulmonary function parameters of all patients were collected...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936951/-preliminary-evaluation-of-sequential-therapy-by-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-following-endotracheal-tube-extubation-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Zhengfang Zhu, Yuhao Liu, Qixing Wang, Sheng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effect of sequential treatment by the heated humidified high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC) in mechanically ventilated patients following endotracheal tube extubation. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. Forty-nine patients with the sequential treatment after tracheal intubation extraction admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital from January 1st to December 31st 2016 were enrolled...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936704/extraction-of-the-subpleural-lung-region-from-computed-tomography-images-to-detect-interstitial-lung-disease
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Tae Iwasawa, Yuma Iwao, Tamiko Takemura, Koji Okudela, Toshiyuki Gotoh, Tomohisa Baba, Takashi Ogura, Mari S Oba
PURPOSE: To quantify lesions in the subpleural lung region (SubPL) on computed tomography (CT) images and to evaluate whether they are useful for detecting interstitial lung disease (ILD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 40 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) diagnosed by multidisciplinary methods and 35 age-matched patients without ILDs. The lungs and SubPL were extracted from CT images using a Gaussian histogram normalized correlation system and evaluated for the mean CT attenuation value (CTmean) and the percentage of high attenuation area (%HAA), exceeding -700 Hounsfield units...
September 21, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936601/texture-analysis-of-high-resolution-dedicated-breast-18-f-fdg-pet-images-correlates-with-immunohistochemical-factors-and-subtype-of-breast-cancer
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Alexis Moscoso, Álvaro Ruibal, Inés Domínguez-Prado, Anxo Fernández-Ferreiro, Míchel Herranz, Luis Albaina, Sonia Argibay, Jesús Silva-Rodríguez, Juan Pardo-Montero, Pablo Aguiar
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine whether PET textural features measured with a new dedicated breast PET scanner reflect biological characteristics of breast tumors. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-nine breast tumors from 127 consecutive patients were included in this analysis. All of them underwent a (18)F-FDG PET scan before treatment. Well-known PET quantitative parameters such as SUV m a x , SUV m e a n , metabolically active tumor volume (MATV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were extracted...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936567/metformin-as-a-repurposed-therapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-results-of-a-phase-ii-trial
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Anish B Parikh, Peter Kozuch, Nicholas Rohs, Daniel J Becker, Benjamin P Levy
Background Metformin has been shown to have anti-neoplastic activity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in both preclinical and observational studies, however this has never been prospectively evaluated. This single-arm phase II trial, while not fully accrued, is the first known prospective study evaluating the use of metformin with chemotherapy in advanced NSCLC. Methods Patients received carboplatin AUC 5 + pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 IV every 21 days for 4 cycles. For patients who achieved at least stable disease, maintenance pemetrexed was administered until progression or toxicity...
September 22, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936195/diagnostic-yield-and-accuracy-of-different-metabolic-syndrome-criteria-in-adult-patients-with-epilepsy
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Lucas Scotta Cabral, Pedro Abrahim Cherubini, Marina Amaral de Oliveira, Larissa Bianchini, Carolina Machado Torres, Marino Muxfeldt Bianchin
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an emergent problem among patients with epilepsy. Here, we evaluate and compare the diagnostic yield and accuracy of different MetS criteria among adult patients with epilepsy to further explore the best strategy for diagnosis of MetS among patients with epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-five epileptic adults from a tertiary epilepsy reference center were prospectively recruited over 22 weeks in a cross-sectional study...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936175/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-lisdexamfetamine-compared-with-d-amphetamine-in-healthy-subjects
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Patrick C Dolder, Petra Strajhar, Patrick Vizeli, Felix Hammann, Alex Odermatt, Matthias E Liechti
Rationale: Lisdexamfetamine is a prodrug of D-amphetamine used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Lisdexamfetamine is thought to have a prolonged pharmacokinetic profile compared with oral D-amphetamine, possibly associated with lower drug liking and a lower risk of oral misuse. However, differences in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of lisdexamfetamine and D-amphetamine have not been directly compared. Methods: Equimolar doses of D-amphetamine (40 mg) and lisdexamfetamine (100 mg), and placebo were administered in 24 healthy subjects in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936067/external-validation-of-the-rotterdam-computed-tomography-score-in-the-prediction-of-mortality-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jose D Charry, Jesus D Falla, Juan D Ochoa, Miguel A Pinzón, Jorman H Tejada, Maria J Henriquez, Juan Pablo Solano, Camilo Calvache
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem. It is a pathology that causes significant mortality and disability in Colombia. Different calculators and prognostic models have been developed to predict the neurological outcomes of these patients. The Rotterdam computed tomography (CT) score was developed for prognostic purposes in TBI. We aimed to examine the accuracy of the prognostic discrimination and prediction of mortality of the Rotterdam CT score in a cohort of trauma patients with severe TBI in a university hospital in Colombia...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
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