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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335471/mobile-phonocardiogram-diagnosis-in-newborns-using-support-vector-machine
#1
Amir Mohammad Amiri, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Nick Constant, Kunal Mankodiya
Phonocardiogram (PCG) monitoring on newborns is one of the most important and challenging tasks in the heart assessment in the early ages of life. In this paper, we present a novel approach for cardiac monitoring applied in PCG data. This basic system coupled with denoising, segmentation, cardiac cycle selection and classification of heart sound can be used widely for a large number of the data. This paper describes the problems and additional advantages of the PCG method including the possibility of recording heart sound at home, removing unwanted noises and data reduction on a mobile device, and an intelligent system to diagnose heart diseases on the cloud server...
March 18, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334992/utility-of-chromogranin-b-compared-with-chromogranin-a-as-a-biomarker-in-japanese-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#2
Masami Miki, Tetsuhide Ito, Masayuki Hijioka, Lingaku Lee, Kohei Yasunaga, Keijiro Ueda, Takashi Fujiyama, Yuichi Tachibana, Ken Kawabe, Robert T Jensen, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Objective: Currently, serum chromogranin A is a well-established biomarker for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors; however, other pancreatic diseases, oral use of a proton pump inhibitor and renal impairment can affect chromogranin A. Meanwhile, chromogranin B, belonging to the same granin family as chromogranin A, is not fully examined in these conditions. The present study aimed to evaluate the utility of chromogranin B as a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor biomarker. Methods: Serum chromogranin B levels were determined by radioimmunoassay and serum chromogranin A levels by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (n = 91) and other pancreatic conditions, and in healthy people (n = 104), to assess the relationships with clinical features...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333926/performance-of-tci-tcvi-tcii-chagas-flow-ate-igg2a-for-universal-and-genotype-specific-serodiagnosis-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
#3
Glaucia Diniz Alessio, Fernanda Fortes de Araújo, Denise Fonseca Côrtes, Policarpo Ademar Sales Júnior, Daniela Cristina Lima, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Marcelo Antônio Pascoal Xavier, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Marta de Lana
Distinct Trypanosoma cruzi genotypes have been considered relevant for patient management and therapeutic response Chagas disease. However, typing strategies for genotype-specific serodiagnosis of Chagas disease are still unavailable and requires standardization for practical application. In this study, an innovative TcI/TcVI/TcII Chagas Flow ATE-IgG2a technique was developed with applicability for universal and genotype-specific diagnosis of T. cruzi infection. For this purpose, the reactivity of serum samples (percentage of positive fluorescent parasites-PPFP) obtained from mice chronically infected with TcI/Colombiana, TcVI/CL or TcII/Y strain as well as non-infected controls were determined using amastigote-AMA, trypomastigote-TRYPO and epimastigote-EPI in parallel batches of TcI, TcVI and TcII target antigens...
March 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333759/the-absence-of-fever-is-associated-with-higher-mortality-and-decreased-antibiotic-and-iv-fluid-administration-in-emergency-department-patients-with-suspected-septic-shock
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Daniel J Henning, Jeremy R Carey, Kimie Oedorf, Danielle E Day, Colby S Redfield, Colin J Huguenel, Jonathan C Roberts, Leon D Sanchez, Richard E Wolfe, Nathan I Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates whether emergency department septic shock patients without a fever (reported or measured) receive less IV fluids, have decreased antibiotic administration, and suffer increased in-hospital mortality. DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective, observational study of patients with shock. SETTING: The study was conducted in an urban, academic emergency department. PATIENTS: The original study enrolled consecutive adult (aged 18 yr or older) emergency department patients from November 11, 2012, to September 23, 2013, who met one of the following shock criteria: 1) systolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg after at least 1L IV fluids, 2) new vasopressor requirement, or 3) systolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg and IV fluids held for concern of fluid overload...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333542/critical-value-of-anterior-glenoid-bone-loss-that-leads-to-recurrent-glenohumeral-instability-after-arthroscopic-bankart-repair
#5
Sang-Jin Shin, Rag Gyu Kim, Yoon Sang Jeon, Tae Hun Kwon
BACKGROUND: Generally, a glenoid bone loss greater than 20% to 25% is considered critical for poor surgical outcomes after a soft tissue repair. However, recent studies have suggested that the critical value should be lower. PURPOSE: To determine the critical value of anterior glenoid bone loss that led to surgical failure in patients with anterior shoulder instability. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: The study included 169 patients with anterior glenoid erosion...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333347/polymyxin-resistant-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-is-eradicated-by-a-triple-combination-of-agents-that-lack-individual-activity
#6
Justin R Lenhard, Visanu Thamlikitkul, Fernanda P Silveira, Samira M Garonzik, Xun Tao, Alan Forrest, Beom Soo Shin, Keith S Kaye, Jürgen B Bulitta, Roger L Nation, Jian Li, Brian T Tsuji
Objectives: The emergence of polymyxin resistance threatens to leave clinicians with few options for combatting drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii . The objectives of the current investigation were to define the in vitro emergence of polymyxin resistance and identify a combination regimen capable of eradicating A. baumannii with no apparent drug susceptibilities. Methods: Two clonally related, paired, A. baumannii isolates collected from a critically ill patient who developed colistin resistance while receiving colistin methanesulfonate in a clinical population pharmacokinetic study were evaluated: an A...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333342/activity-of-faropenem-with-and-without-rifampicin-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-evaluation-in-a-whole-blood-bactericidal-activity-trial
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Meera Gurumurthy, Rupangi Verma, Claire M Naftalin, Kim Hor Hee, Qingshu Lu, Kin Hup Tan, Simi Issac, Wenwei Lin, Angelia Tan, Kok-Yong Seng, Lawrence Soon-U Lee, Nicholas I Paton
Background: Faropenem has in vitro activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and shows synergy with rifampicin. We tested this in a whole-blood bactericidal activity (WBA) trial. Methods: We randomized healthy volunteers to receive a single oral dose of faropenem (600 mg) with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (500/125 mg) ( n  =   8), rifampicin (10 mg/kg) ( n  =   14) or the combination rifampicin + faropenem + amoxicillin/clavulanic acid ( n  =   14)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333208/soluble-vcam-1-soluble-icam-1-ratio-is-a-promising-biomarker-for-diagnosing-endometriosis
#8
L Kuessel, R Wenzl, K Proestling, S Balendran, P Pateisky, Yotova, G Yerlikaya, B Streubel, H Husslein
STUDY QUESTION: Do cell adhesion molecules play a role in endometriosis, and can they be used as a biomarker for diagnosing endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Altered expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in the endometrium and peritoneum may play a key role in endometriosis and the soluble VCAM-1/soluble ICAM-1 ratio is a promising biomarker. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Cell adhesion molecules are cell surface proteins that mediate cellular adherence, inflammatory and immune responses, and cancer-related biological processes...
February 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333086/the-effect-of-a-breakfast-rich-in-slowly-digestible-starch-on-glucose-metabolism-a-statistical-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
REVIEW
Sophie Vinoy, Alexandra Meynier, Aurélie Goux, Nathalie Jourdan-Salloum, Sylvie Normand, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, Olivier Brack, Julie-Anne Nazare, François Péronnet, Martine Laville
Starch digestibility may have an effect on the postprandial blood glucose profile. The aim of this meta-analysis was to analyze the relationship between Slowly Digestible Starch (SDS) levels and plasma glucose appearance and disappearance rates, as well as other parameters of glucose metabolism, after healthy subjects consumed cereal products that differed in SDS content. Three randomized controlled clinical trials that included a total of 79 subjects were identified. Using binary classification for the variables (high versus low levels, more than 12 g of SDS per portion, and less than 1 g of SDS per portion, respectively), we found that there was a 15-fold higher chance of having a low rate of appearance of exogenous glucose (RaE) after consumption of a high-SDS product...
March 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332908/the-association-between-triglyceride-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-and-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-in-non-diabetic-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Huseyin Besiroglu, Murat Dursun, Alper Otunctemur, Emin Ozbek
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between triglyceride (TG)/high density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio and benign prostate hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS). METHODS: Four hundred patients who were admitted to the Urology Clinic between January and December 2014 with complaints of BPH/LUTS were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Patients were divided into two groups according to their International Prostate Symptom Score and prostate volume (PV)...
March 23, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332335/second-to-third-trimester-longitudinal-growth-assessment-for-the-prediction-of-sga-and-late-fgr
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J Caradeux, E Eixarch, E Mazarico, T R Basuki, E Gratacos, F Figueras
BACKGROUND: Detection of fetal growth restriction (FGR) remains poor. Most screening strategies rely on a cross-sectional evaluation of fetal size at one point during the third trimester. A longitudinal and individualized approach may allow a more appropriate evaluation. OBJECTIVES: To compare second to third trimester longitudinal growth assessment with cross-sectional evaluation at third trimester in the prediction of SGA and late FGR. METHODS: A cohort of 2696 unselected singletons pregnancies scanned at 21 ± 2 and 32 ± 2 weeks was created...
March 23, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332268/comparison-between-direct-and-indirect-methods-to-diagnosis-of-malnutrition-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-haemodialysis-patients
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K P Balbino, A P S Epifânio, S M R Ribeiro, L D M da Silva, M G Gouvea, H H M Hermsdorff
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD) by comparing nutritional risk scores with biochemical, anthropometric and body composition variables. METHODS: Eighty-five individuals [65.9% male, mean (SD) age 62 (14) years] participated in a cross-sectional study. Global Objective Assessment (GOA) and Modified Global Subjective Assessment (mGSA) scores, as well as biochemical, anthropometric and body composition data, were collected using standardised procedures...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331988/point-of-care-testing-of-cardiac-autonomic-function-for-risk-assessment-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndromes
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C Eick, M Duckheim, P Groga-Bada, N Klumpp, S Mannes, C S Zuern, M Gawaz, K D Rizas, Axel Bauer
BACKGROUND: Impaired cardiac autonomic function has been linked to adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) but is not included in clinical risk models. This is the first study to investigate whether point-of-care testing of cardiac autonomic function by means of short-term deceleration capacity (DC) of heart rate improves risk assessment in patients with suspected ACS. METHODS: 1821 patients with suspected ACS were prospectively enrolled if they were older than 17 years and in sinus rhythm...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331942/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-solid-small-renal-masses-comparison-with-contrast-enhanced-ct
#14
Shu-Ping Wei, Chao-Li Xu, Qing Zhang, Qi-Rui Zhang, Yan-E Zhao, Peng-Fei Huang, Ying-Dong Xie, Chang-Sheng Zhou, Fu-Li Tian, Bin Yang
PURPOSE: The study aimed to compare the diagnostic efficiency of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with that of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in the evaluation of benign and malignant small renal masses (SRMs) (<4 cm) confirmed by pathology. METHODS: A total of 118 patients with 118 renal masses smaller than 4 cm diagnosed by both CEUS and CECT were enrolled in this study, including 25 benign lesions and 93 malignant lesions. All lesions were confirmed by histopathologic diagnosis after surgical resection...
March 22, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331884/accuracy-assessment-and-characterization-of-x-ray-coded-aperture-coherent-scatter-spectral-imaging-for-breast-cancer-classification
#15
Manu N Lakshmanan, Joel A Greenberg, Ehsan Samei, Anuj J Kapadia
Although transmission-based x-ray imaging is the most commonly used imaging approach for breast cancer detection, it exhibits false negative rates higher than 15%. To improve cancer detection accuracy, x-ray coherent scatter computed tomography (CSCT) has been explored to potentially detect cancer with greater consistency. However, the 10-min scan duration of CSCT limits its possible clinical applications. The coded aperture coherent scatter spectral imaging (CACSSI) technique has been shown to reduce scan time through enabling single-angle imaging while providing high detection accuracy...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331847/learning-parsimonious-classification-rules-from-gene-expression-data-using-bayesian-networks-with-local-structure
#16
Jonathan Lyle Lustgarten, Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian, Shyam Visweswaran, Vanathi Gopalakrishnan
The comprehensibility of good predictive models learned from high-dimensional gene expression data is attractive because it can lead to biomarker discovery. Several good classifiers provide comparable predictive performance but differ in their abilities to summarize the observed data. We extend a Bayesian Rule Learning (BRL-GSS) algorithm, previously shown to be a significantly better predictor than other classical approaches in this domain. It searches a space of Bayesian networks using a decision tree representation of its parameters with global constraints, and infers a set of IF-THEN rules...
March 2017: Data (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331748/diagnostic-value-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-in-the-differentiation-of-breast-lesions-histpathologic-subgroups-and-correlat%C3%A4-on-with-prognost%C3%A4-c-factors-using-3-0-tesla-mr
#17
Yasin Akın, M Ümit Uğurlu, Handan Kaya, Erkin Arıbal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and diffusion-weighted imaging in differentiating benign from malignant breast lesions, histopathologic subtypes of breast tumors, and to find a correlation with prognostic factors using 3T MR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 165 patients aged between 16 and 78 years with 181 histopathologically-verifed breast lesions were enrolled in this study. A 3T MR system and bilateral phased array breast coil was used...
July 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331420/serum-procalcitonin-in-patients-with-acute-liver-failure
#18
Takaaki Sugihara, Masahiko Koda, Toshiaki Okamoto, Kenichi Miyoshi, Tomomitsu Matono, Kenji Oyama, Keiko Hosho, Jun-Ichi Okano, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a known diagnostic marker of bacterial infection. There are no previous reports of PCT concerning acute liver failure (ALF). We evaluated the clinical value of serum PCT levels in patients with ALF. METHODS: Forty-four patients with acute hepatitis (19 men and 25 women; median age, 40 years; range, 20-79 years) were retrospectively enrolled from January 2001 and June 2015. PCT levels were measured by saved serum samples obtained within 3 days after admission...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331292/an-open-label-two-period-comparative-study-on-pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-a-combined-ethinylestradiol-gestodene-transdermal-contraceptive-patch
#19
Chao Zhang, Haiyan Li, Xin Xiong, Suodi Zhai, Yudong Wei, Shuang Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Lin Xu, Li Liu
We investigated the pharmacokinetics and safety profiles of a newly developed combined ethinylestradiol (EE)/gestodene (GSD) transdermal contraceptive patch after a single-dose administration and compared with the market available tablet formulation in healthy adult subjects. An open-label, two-period comparative study was conducted in 12 healthy women volunteers. A single dose of the study combined EE/GE transdermal contraceptive patch and oral tablet (Milunet(®)) were administered. Blood samples at different time points after dose were collected, and concentrations were analyzed...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331290/effects-of-dexamethasone-coadministered-with-oseltamivir-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-oseltamivir-in-healthy-volunteers
#20
Kyungho Jang, Min-Kyoung Kim, Jaeseong Oh, SeungHwan Lee, Joo-Youn Cho, Kyung-Sang Yu, Tai Kiu Choi, Sang-Hyuk Lee, Kyoung Soo Lim
PURPOSE: Oseltamivir is widely used in the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza A and B viral infections. It is ingested as an oral prodrug that is rapidly metabolized by carboxylesterase 1 (CES1) to its active form, oseltamivir carboxylate. Dexamethasone is also used in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a severe complication of influenza; however, its influence on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of oseltamivir is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of coadministering oseltamivir and dexamethasone on the PK of oseltamivir in healthy volunteers...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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