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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648009/-diagnostic-performance-of-t-spot-tb-on-peripheral-blood-in-combination-with-adenosine-deaminase-on-pleural-fluid-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleurisy-within-different-age-group
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H Y Xu, D Q Zhang, J R Ye, S S Su, Y P Xie, C S Chen, Y P Li
Objective: To evaluate the performance of T cell enzyme-linked immuno-spot assay (T-SPOT) on peripheral blood in combination with adenosine deaminase (ADA) on pleural fluid for diagnosis of tuberculous (TB) pleurisy within different age groups. Methods: The data of patients with pleural effusion from the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from April 2012 to November 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, and the diagnoses of these patients were histopathologically confirmed through medical thoracoscopy...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647989/-accuracy-of-ct-colonography-for-the-detection-of-colorectal-neoplasm-a-subgroup-meta-analysis
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H H Yu, H Y Huang, Y S Jiang, C Zhu, C G Guo, M Dai, X J Xing, J F Shi
Objective: To assess the accuracy of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) for detection of colorectal neoplasm. Methods: Publications prior to January 2016 from the Medline, Embase, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP literature databases were systematically reviewed. A QUADAS checklist was used to assess the quality of the studies. According to the sizes of tumor (≥6 mm or ≥10 mm), diagnostic test accuracy indexes (area under the curve, sensitivity and specific) were pooled and stratified. Spearman correlation and curve of summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) were applied to comprehensively assess the threshold effect...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647971/-association-between-body-fat-percentage-visceral-fat-index-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factor-clustering-among-population-aged-35-year-old-or-over-in-tibet-autonomous-region-and-xinjiang-uygur-autonomous-region
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J L Wang, Z Chen, L F Zhang, X Wang, Y Dong, J Y Nie, C Y Zheng, L Shao, Y Tian, Z W Wang
Objective: To investigate the association between body fat percentage (BFP), visceral fat index (VFI) and Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering (CRFC), among population aged 35 or older in Tibet and Xinjiang areas. Methods: Using the stratified multi-stage random sampling method, 7 571 residents aged 35 or above were examined with international standardized examination between 2015 and 2016. Of the eligible 5 643 participants, association of BFP and VFI with CRFC was defined as having two or more of the four risk factors: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, high TG and low HDL-C, at the same time...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647803/chronic-joint-pain-and-handgrip-strength-correlates-with-osteoporosis-in-mid-life-women-a-singaporean-cohort
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S Logan, W P P Thu, W K Lay, L Y Wang, J A Cauley, E L Yong
This study aimed to identify novel correlates which may relate to low bone mass at lumbar spine in mid-life Asian women. The possibility of developing a prediction model for osteoporosis (OP) was explored which resulted in a risk assessment tool that performed better than currently available tools. INTRODUCTION: In order to identify novel correlates associated with low spinal bone mineral density (BMD) in mid-life women, we examined a large number of lifestyle and medical and performance measurements and developed a prediction model for triage to BMD scanning...
June 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647743/predictive-accuracy-of-calf-circumference-measurements-to-detect-decreased-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-european-society-for-clinical-nutrition-and-metabolism-defined-malnutrition-in-hospitalized-older-patients
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Keisuke Maeda, Takayuki Koga, Tomomi Nasu, Miki Takaki, Junji Akagi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The ability to readily diagnose sarcopenia and malnutrition in a clinical setting is essential. This study is aimed at clarifying the calf circumference (CC) cut-off values for decreased skeletal muscle mass (SMM), according to the Asian Work Group for Sarcopenia's criteria definition of sarcopenia, and those for European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism-defined malnutrition, in hospitalized Japanese patients. METHODS: The study involved 1,164 patients aged ≥65 years...
June 24, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647445/the-value-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-predicting-clinical-pregnancy-after-intrauterine-insemination
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Yelena Dondik, Nassim Virji, Thomas S Butler, Jeremy T Gaskins, Kelly Pagidas, Linda Sung
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the utility of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in predicting clinical pregnancy with intrauterine insemination (IUI) and compare it to other markers of quantitative ovarian reserve. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of women undergoing natural and stimulated IUI cycles. All patients achieved a clinical pregnancy within three IUI cycles or completed three IUI cycles without pregnancy. Receiver operating curves were generated to determine the ability of AMH, antral follicle count, age, BMI, and day 3 FSH to predict clinical pregnancy with IUI...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647399/quantitative-imaging-outperforms-molecular-markers-when-predicting-response-to-chemoradiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer
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Ines Joye, Annelies Debucquoy, Christophe M Deroose, Vincent Vandecaveye, Eric Van Cutsem, Albert Wolthuis, André D'Hoore, Xavier Sagaert, Mu Zhou, Olivier Gevaert, Karin Haustermans
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To explore the integration of imaging and molecular data for response prediction to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-five rectal cancer patients underwent preoperative CRT. (18)F-FDG PET/CT and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) were acquired before (TP1) and during CRT (TP2) and prior to surgery (TP3). Inflammatory cytokines and gene expression were analysed. Tumour response was defined as ypT0-1N0. Multivariate models were built combining the obtained parameters...
June 21, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647214/development-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-functionalized-ritonavir-proliposomes-for-lymphatic-targeting
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Vasif Ahammed, Reema Narayan, John Paul, Yogendra Nayak, Bisakha Roy, Gopal V Shavi, Usha Y Nayak
AIMS: The aim of the present work was to prepare, characterize, and evaluate proliposomes containing lipophilic prodrug ritonavir for targeting towards CD4+ T cells in the lymphatic system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The liposomes were prepared by lipid thin film hydration method and lyophilized in the presence of cryoprotectant mannitol to obtain proliposomes. The optimized proliposomes by Central Composite Design, were surface modified with biotin. The proliposomes were evaluated for particle size, zeta potential, polydispersity index (PDI), entrapment efficiency, in vitro drug release, in vivo pharmacokinetics and biodistribution studies...
June 21, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647199/influence-of-frailty-on-treatment-outcomes-after-revascularization-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Koichi Morisaki, Terutoshi Yamaoka, Kazuomi Iwasa, Takahiro Ohmine
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear whether frailty adversely affects treatment outcomes in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of frailty on CLI patients after revascularization. METHODS: Patients undergoing infrapopliteal revascularization between 2007 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The patient was defined as CLI frail when two or more of the following were present: low Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index, low skeletal muscle mass index, or nonambulatory status...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647197/characterizing-tissue-perfusion-after-lower-extremity-intervention-using-two-dimensional-color-coded-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Ann H Kim, Andrew J Shevitz, Katherine L Morrow, Daniel E Kendrick, Karem Harth, Henry Baele, Vikram S Kashyap
OBJECTIVE: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) of the peripheral arterial vasculature provides lumenographic information but only a qualitative assessment of blood flow. The ability to quantify adequate tissue perfusion of the lower extremities would enable real-time perfusion assessment during DSA of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In this study, we used a novel real-time imaging software to delineate tissue perfusion parameters in the foot in PAD patients. METHODS: Between March 2015 and June 2016, patients (N = 31) underwent lower extremity angiography using a two-dimensional perfusion (2DP) imaging protocol (Philips Healthcare, Andover, Mass)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647034/muscle-strength-and-control-characteristics-are-altered-by-peripheral-artery-disease
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Molly N Schieber, Ryan M Hasenkamp, Iraklis I Pipinos, Jason M Johanning, Nicholas Stergiou, Holly K DeSpiegelaere, Jung H Chien, Sara A Myers
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common manifestation of atherosclerosis, is characterized by lower leg ischemia and myopathy in association with leg dysfunction. Patients with PAD have impaired gait from the first step they take with consistent defects in the movement around the ankle joint, especially in plantar flexion. Our goal was to develop muscle strength profiles to better understand the problems in motor control responsible for the walking impairment in patients with PAD...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646855/the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-on-admission-is-a-good-predictor-for-all-cause-mortality-in-hypertensive-patients-over-80%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Xiaonan Sun, Leiming Luo, Xiaoqian Zhao, Ping Ye, Ruixue Du
BACKGROUND: Immuno-inflammation plays a major role in the process of hypertension. We aimed to evaluate the association between inflammatory markers, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), red cell distribution width (RDW) and all-cause mortality in elderly patients with hypertension. METHODS: A total of 341 hypertensive patients over 80 years of age were included to this study. The NLR and RDW were measured on admission and all the selected patients were followed up for up to 90 days...
June 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646812/oral-consumption-of-vitamin-k2-for-8-weeks-associated-with-increased-maximal-cardiac-output-during-exercise
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Brian K McFarlin, Andrea L Henning, Adam S Venable
Background • Vitamin K1 and K2 are not typically common in a Western diet because they are found in a variety of fermented foods. Vitamin K2 in particular has been demonstrated to restore mitochondrial function and has a key role in production of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate. Thus, it is reasonable to speculate that dietary supplementation with vitamin K2 could increase the function of muscle with high mitochondrial content (ie, skeletal and cardiac muscle). Objective • The purpose of this study was to determine if 8 wk of dietary supplementation with Vitamin K2 could alter cardiovascular responses to a graded cycle ergometer test...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646597/a-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonographic-study-about-the-impact-of-long-term-exercise-training-on-mammary-tumor-vascularization
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Ana I Faustino-Rocha, Adelina Gama, Paula A Oliveira, Katrien Vanderperren, Jimmy H Saunders, Maria J Pires, Rita Ferreira, Mário Ginja
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of long-term exercise training on the vascularization of rat mammary tumors. METHODS: Female rats were divided into 4 groups: N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) treated sedentary, MNU treated exercised, control sedentary, and control exercised. Tumor development was induced in the MNU groups by MNU administration. Exercised groups were trained for 35 weeks. Tumor vascularization was evaluated by pulsed Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646585/prognostic-value-of-cell-cycle-arrest-biomarkers-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hui-Miao Jia, Li-Feng Huang, Yue Zheng, Wen-Xiong Li
AIM: Urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) are G1 cell cycle arrest biomarkers. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of urinary [TIMP-2]·[IGFBP7] in patients at high risk for AKI. METHODS: The MEDLINE (via PubMed), Ovid, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched from inception to December 25, 2016. Original clinical studies which met the eligibility criteria were included in this study...
June 24, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646412/efficacy-of-additional-canagliflozin-administration-to-type-2-diabetes-patients-receiving-insulin-therapy-examination-of-diurnal-glycemic-patterns-using-continuous-glucose-monitoring-cgm
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Mihoko Matsumura, Yuki Nakatani, Seiichi Tanka, Chie Aoki, Masaaki Sagara, Kazunori Yanagi, Kunihiro Suzuki, Yoshimasa Aso
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of administering a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor during insulin therapy has not been established. In this study, we examined its effects based on diurnal glycemic patterns using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). METHODS: The subjects were 15 patients who had received insulin therapy for 1 year or more. A CGM device was attached to all subjects for 1 week. The administration of canagliflozin at 100 mg was started 4 days after attachment...
June 23, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646371/objective-assessment-of-reconstructed-breast-hardness-using-a-durometer
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Hiroki Mori, Noriko Uemura, Haruka Koga, Mutsumi Okazaki
BACKGROUND: Whether a durometer was suitable for objectively measuring reconstructed breast hardness was evaluated. METHODS: Subjects were 81 women who underwent expander-implant reconstructions following breast cancer ablation. Capsular contracture was evaluated with Baker grading. Capsular thickness was measured with T1-weighted MRI at the upper areola area. The durometer was placed on the upper areola. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to compare variables...
June 23, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646331/textural-features-of-18-f-fdg-pet-after-two-cycles-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-can-predict-pcr-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
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Lin Cheng, Jianping Zhang, Yujie Wang, Xiaoli Xu, Yongping Zhang, Yingjian Zhang, Guangyu Liu, Jingyi Cheng
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the utility of textural features for predicting pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: Sixty-one consecutive patients with locally advanced breast cancer underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT scanning at baseline and after the second course of NAC. Changes to imaging parameters [maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG)] and textural features (entropy, coarseness, skewness) between the 2 scans were measured by two independent radiologists...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646306/evaluation-of-stone-volume-distribution-in-renal-collecting-system-as-a-predictor-of-stone-free-rate-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Hasan Anıl Atalay, Lutfi Canat, Recep Bayraktarlı, Ilter Alkan, Osman Can, Fatih Altunrende
We analyzed our stone-free rates of PNL with regard to stone burden and its ratio to the renal collecting system volume. Data of 164 patients who underwent PNL were analyzed retrospectively. Volume segmentation of renal collecting system and stones were done using 3D segmentation software with the images obtained from CT data. Analyzed stone volume (ASV) and renal collecting system volume (RCSV) were measured and the ASV-to-RCSV ratio was calculated after the creation of a 3D surface volume rendering of renal stones and the collecting system...
June 23, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646161/circulating-exosomal-mir-125a-3p-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-early-stage-colon-cancer
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Jing Wang, Feihu Yan, Qi Zhao, Fei Zhan, Ruitao Wang, Liang Wang, Yanqiao Zhang, Xiaoyi Huang
Circulating exosome holds great potentials as biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis of human cancers. Previously, we have applied small RNA sequencing to identify aberrantly expressed exosomal miRNAs as candidates for diagnostic markers in colon cancer patients. In this validation cohort, plasma derived exosomal miRNA was isolated from 50 early-stage colon cancer patients and 50 matched healthy volunteers. Real-time qRT-PCR revealed that miR-125a-3p, miR-320c were significantly up-regulated in plasma exosomes of the patients with early stage colon cancer...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
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