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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094906/the-impact-of-organizational-innovations-in-nursing-homes-on-staff-perceptions-a-secondary-data-analysis
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Joost Adams, Hilde Verbeek, Sandra M G Zwakhalen
PURPOSE: The shift in nursing home care for patients with dementia from traditional task-driven environments towards patient-centered small-scale environments has implications for nursing practice. Information about its implications for nursing staff is lacking, and only a few studies have addressed staff perceptions. We sought to explore staff perceptions of required skills and to determine differences in job satisfaction, motivation, and job characteristics of staff working in both care settings...
January 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086993/lack-of-partial-renal-response-by-12%C3%A2-weeks-after-induction-therapy-predicts-poor-renal-response-and-systemic-damage-accrual-in-lupus-nephritis-class-iii-or-iv
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Hironari Hanaoka, Hidehiro Yamada, Tomofumi Kiyokawa, Harunobu Iida, Takeshi Suzuki, Yoshioki Yamasaki, Seido Ooka, Hiroko Nagafuchi, Takahiro Okazaki, Daisuke Ichikawa, Sayuri Shirai, Yugo Shibagaki, Junki Koike, Shoichi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Lupus nephritis class III or IV is associated with a poor prognosis for both patient and renal survival. Recommendations for the management of lupus nephritis have recently been established, and changing therapies is recommended for patients who do not respond adequately to induction therapy. However, it remains a major challenge to determine when to switch the treatment. In this study, we identified early prognostic factors capable of predicting poor renal outcome as well as overall damage accrual in patients with lupus nephritis class III or IV...
January 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080220/predictors-of-response-to-first-line-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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Su-Hyun Kim, Jae-Won Hyun, AeRan Joung, Eun Young Park, Jungnam Joo, Ho Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Azathioprine (AZA) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) are the most commonly used first-line therapies for patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). However, some patients experience a relapse following AZA or MMF treatment. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors that predict a response to AZA or MMF in NMOSD. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated medical records from 116 patients who were initially treated with AZA or MMF for at least 6 months...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079295/hypophosphatemia-predicts-a-failure-to-recover-from-adefovir-related-renal-injury-after-dose-reduction-in-lamivudine-resistant-hepatitis-b-patients
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Tatsuo Yamamoto, Yasuhiko Maruyama, Naro Ohashi, Hideo Yasuda, Masami Shinozaki
AIM: In chronic hepatitis B patients receiving 10 mg adefovir, dose reduction is recommended when renal injury appears. However, recovery is not always achieved and markers that recommend switching to another antiviral agent are unknown. We investigated adefovir-related renal injury, recovery after dose reduction, and their predictors. METHODS: The renal injury in 77 chronic hepatitis B patients receiving 10 mg adefovir and recovery after dose reduction to alternate day administration in those with adefovir-related renal injury were assessed...
January 12, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078563/changes-in-first-line-injectable-disease-modifying-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-predictors-of-non-adherence-switching-discontinuation-and-interruption-of-drugs
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Luca Degli Esposti, Carlo Piccinni, Diego Sangiorgi, Valentina Perrone, Lucia Aledda, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Fabio Lombardo
This study was aimed to describe changes of Disease-Modifying Treatments (DMT) in an Italian cohort of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to identify predictors of therapeutic modifications. Patients with MS and treated with the first-line injectable DMT (interferons-IFNs or glatiramer) between 1/7/2009 and 31/10/2012 were selected from administrative databases of the MS Center of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy). Socio-demographic, therapeutic, and clinical information was collected in the 6 months preceding the index date...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038711/smarca4-and-smarca2-deficiency-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-immunohistochemical-survey-of-316-consecutive-specimens
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Esther Herpel, Ralf J Rieker, Hendrik Dienemann, Thomas Muley, Michael Meister, Arndt Hartmann, Arne Warth, Abbas Agaimy
The chromatin remodeling switch sucrose nonfermentable (SWI/SNF) complex has been increasingly implicated in the pathogenesis and dedifferentiation of neoplasms from several organs with prognostic and potential therapeutic implications. We herein investigated the expression of the SWI/SNF complex catalytic subunits SMARCA4 (BRG1) and SMARCA2 (BRM) in 316 consecutive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) specimens on tissue microarrays (171 adenocarcinomas [ADCAs], 130 squamous cell carcinomas [SCCs], 9 adenosquamous carcinomas, and 6 large cell carcinomas) excluding undifferentiated/giant cell or rhabdoid carcinomas...
February 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034999/perceptions-of-snus-among-us-adult-smokers-given-free-product
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Ellen Meier, Jessica L Burris, Amy Wahlquist, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Kevin M Gray, Anthony J Alberg, K Michael Cummings, Matthew J Carpenter
INTRODUCTION: Snus uptake is nominal among US smokers. This longitudinal study examines a) perceptions of snus among US smokers given free snus for six weeks and b) a method for assessment of an alternative tobacco product at the population level. METHODS: Adult smokers (n=543; 69.2% female; Mage=49.3 years), uninterested in quitting, received free snus for ad libitum use. Based on their snus use during a 6-week sampling period, participants included: 1) never users (18...
December 29, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027313/base-position-error-rate-analysis-of-next-generation-sequencing-applied-to-circulating-tumor-dna-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Nicolas Pécuchet, Eleonora Zonta, Audrey Didelot, Pierre Combe, Constance Thibault, Laure Gibault, Camille Lours, Yves Rozenholc, Valérie Taly, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Elizabeth Fabre
BACKGROUND: Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is an approved noninvasive biomarker to test for the presence of EGFR mutations at diagnosis or recurrence of lung cancer. However, studies evaluating ctDNA as a noninvasive "real-time" biomarker to provide prognostic and predictive information in treatment monitoring have given inconsistent results, mainly due to methodological differences. We have recently validated a next-generation sequencing (NGS) approach to detect ctDNA. Using this new approach, we evaluated the clinical usefulness of ctDNA monitoring in a prospective observational series of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
December 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027281/virologic-response-to-first-line-efavirenz-or-nevirapine-based-anti-retroviral-therapy-in-hiv-infected-african-children
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Adeodata Kekitiinwa, Alexander J Szubert, Moira Spyer, Richard Katuramu, Victor Musiime, Tawanda Mhute, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Oscar Senfuma, Ann Sarah Walker, Diana M Gibb
BACKGROUND: Poorer virologic response to nevirapine vs efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been reported in adult systematic reviews and pediatric studies. METHODS: We compared drug discontinuation and viral load (VL) response in ART-naïve Ugandan/Zimbabwean children ≥3 years of age initiating ART with clinician-chosen nevirapine vs efavirenz in the ARROW trial. Predictors of suppression <80, <400 and <1000 copies/ml at 36, 48 and 144 weeks were identified using multivariable logistic regression with backwards elimination (p=0...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017884/a-new-laser-platform-for-holmium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate-does-the-lumenis-pulse-120h-laser-platform-improve-enucleation-efficiency
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Karen L Stern, Sean B McAdams, Stephen S Cha, Haidar M Abdul-Muhsin, Mitchell R Humphreys
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the recently introduced Lumenis Pulse 120H laser platform, which offers a dual-pedal footswitch and preset energy modes to easily switch among laser settings, facilitates a more efficient process in holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS: Patients at a single institution who underwent HoLEP with the new Lumenis Pulse 120H laser platform were matched 1:2 with patients who underwent the procedure with the previously used 100-watt VersaPulse single-pedal laser platform...
December 22, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999048/pre-existent-nrti-and-nnrti-resistance-impacts-on-maintenance-of-virological-suppression-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-who-switch-to-a-tenofovir-emtricitabine-rilpivirine-single-tablet-regimen
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D Armenia, D Di Carlo, A Calcagno, G Vendemiati, F Forbici, A Bertoli, G Berno, S Carta, F Continenza, V Fedele, R Bellagamba, S Cicalini, A Ammassari, R Libertone, M Zaccarelli, V Ghisetti, M Andreoni, F Ceccherini-Silberstein, S Bonora, G Di Perri, A Antinori, C F Perno, M M Santoro
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the maintenance of virological suppression (VS) in antiretroviral-treated HIV-1-suppressed patients switching to a tenofovir/emtricitabine/rilpivirine (TDF/FTC/RPV) single-tablet regimen, by considering pre-existent resistance (pRes). METHODS: pRes was evaluated according to resistance on all previous plasma genotypic resistance tests. Probability and predictors of virological rebound (VR) were evaluated. RESULTS: Three hundred and nine patients were analysed; 5...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995290/transposition-of-great-arteries-with-complex-coronary-artery-variants-time-related-events-following-arterial-switch-operation
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Shada Al Anani, Ibtihaj Fughhi, Anas Taqatqa, Chawki Elzein, Michel N Ilbawi, Anastasios C Polimenakos
Coronary artery anatomy represents a challenging and, often, determining predictor of outcome in an arterial switch operation (ASO). Impact of specific coronary artery variants, such as single, intramural and inverted, on time-related events following ASO, is, yet, to be determined. We sought to compare early and late outcomes within the group of nonstandard coronary artery variants. Patients who underwent ASO from January 1995 to October 2010 were reviewed. Patients with coronary artery variants other than L1Cx1R2 ("standard" by Leiden classification) were included...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991803/should-you-switch-off-or-stay-engaged-the-consequences-of-thinking-about-work-on-the-trajectory-of-psychological-well-being-over-time
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Abbas Firoozabadi, Sjir Uitdewilligen, Fred R H Zijlstra
This study examined how 2 different ways of being mentally engaged with work-related issues during evenings (affective rumination and problem-solving pondering) cause changes in psychological well-being over a 1-year period. We conducted a 3-wave longitudinal study with a time lag of 6 months between each wave. At the first measurement moment, participants filled out a survey over 5 consecutive working days assessing work-related affective rumination and problem-solving pondering during evenings. Exhaustion and health complaints were assessed at the first measurement moment as well as after 6 and 12 months...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959941/impact-of-oral-treatment-on-physical-function-in-older-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kazutaka Ueda, Masashi Kasao, Motoaki Shimamura, Hironori Haruta, Shuya Nitta, Mitsunobu Kaneko, Yukari Uemura, Hiroyuki Morita, Issei Komuro, Tetsuro Shirai
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a characteristic of older patients with heart failure, who undergo functional decline during hospitalization. At present, continuous intravenous infusion of diuretics is widely used for the treatment of hospitalized patients with heart failure. In this prospective, randomized, open-label controlled trial, we tested whether an early switch from continuous intravenous infusion therapy to oral treatment with diuretics prevents functional decline in patients hospitalized for heart failure...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938456/inhibition-and-switching-in-healthy-aging-a-longitudinal-study
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Steinunn Adólfsdóttir, Daniel Wollschlaeger, Eike Wehling, Astri J Lundervold
OBJECTIVES: Discrepant findings of age-related effects between cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on executive function (EF) have been described across different studies. The aim of the present study was to examine longitudinal age effects on inhibition and switching, two key subfunctions of EF, calculated from results on the Color Word Interference Test (CWIT). METHODS: One hundred twenty-three healthy aging individuals (average age 61.4 years; 67% women) performed the CWIT up to three times, over a period of more than 6 years...
January 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932339/predictors-of-treatment-failure-on-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-among-adults-in-northwest-ethiopia-a-multicentre-retrospective-follow-up-study
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Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Mamo Wubshet, Tadesse Awoke, Kefyalew Addis Alene
BACKGROUND: The number of patients using second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) has increased over time. In Ethiopia, 1.5% of HIV infected patients on ART are using a second-line regimen and little is known about its effect in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the rate and predictors of treatment failure on second-line ART among adults living with HIV in northwest Ethiopia. SETTING: An institution-based retrospective follow-up study was conducted at three tertiary hospitals in northwest Ethiopia from March to May 2015...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883369/acinetobacter-prosthetic-joint-infection-treated-with-debridement-and-high-dose-tigecycline
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Andrea Vila, Hugo Pagella, Claudio Amadio, Alejandro Leiva
Prosthesis retention is not recommended for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter prosthetic joint infection due to its high failure rate. Nevertheless, replacing the prosthesis implies high morbidity and prolonged hospitalization. Although tigecycline is not approved for the treatment of prosthetic joint infection due to multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, its appropriate use may preclude prosthesis exchange. Since the area under the curve divided by the minimum inhibitory concentration is the best pharmacodynamic predictor of its efficacy, we used tigecycline at high dose, in order to optimize its efficacy and achieve implant retention in 3 patients who refused prosthesis exchange...
December 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864889/goal-directed-treatment-for-osteoporosis-a-progress-report-from-the-asbmr-nof-working-group-on-goal-directed-treatment-for-osteoporosis
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Steven R Cummings, Felicia Cosman, E Michael Lewiecki, John T Schousboe, Douglas C Bauer, Dennis M Black, Thomas D Brown, Angela M Cheung, Kathleen Cody, Cyrus Cooper, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Richard Eastell, Peyman Hadji, Takayuki Hosoi, Suzanne Jan De Beur, Risa Kagan, Douglas P Kiel, Ian R Reid, Daniel H Solomon, Susan Randall
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the United States National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) formed a working group to develop principles of goal-directed treatment and identify gaps that need to be filled to implement this approach. With goal-directed treatment, a treatment goal would first be established and choice of treatment determined by the probability of achieving that goal. Goals of treatment would be freedom from fracture, a T-score > -2.5, which is above the NOF threshold for initiating treatment, or achievement of an estimated risk level below the threshold for initiating treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860025/low-level-alcohol-consumption-during-adolescence-and-its-impact-on-cognitive-control-development
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Sarah Jurk, Eva Mennigen, Thomas Goschke, Michael N Smolka
Adolescence is a critical period for maturation of cognitive control and most adolescents start experimenting with alcohol around that time. On the one hand, recent studies indicate that low control abilities predict future problematic alcohol use. On the other hand, binge drinking during young adulthood can (further) impair cognitive control. However, so far no study examined the effects of low-level alcohol use during adolescence. In the present longitudinal fMRI study, we therefore investigated the development of cognitive control in a community-based sample of 92 adolescents at ages 14, 16 and 18...
November 17, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834042/effect-of-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-on-mortality-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-study
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Simonetta Genovesi, Paola Rebora, Maurizio Gallieni, Andrea Stella, Fabio Badiali, Ferruccio Conte, Sonia Pasquali, Silvio Bertoli, Patrizia Ondei, Giuseppe Bonforte, Claudio Pozzi, Emanuela Rossi, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Antonio Santoro
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate, in a cohort of haemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the relationship between oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) and mortality, thromboembolic events and haemorrhage. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety patients with AF were prospectively followed for 4 years. Warfarin and antiplatelet intake, age, dialytic age, comorbidities, CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores were considered as predictors of risk of death, thromboembolism and bleeding events...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
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