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Tatiana Pochechueva, Alexander Chinarev, Andreas Schoetzau, André Fedier, Nicolai V Bovin, Neville F Hacker, Francis Jacob, Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz
Altered levels of naturally occurring anti-glycan antibodies (AGA) circulating in human blood plasma are found in different pathologies including cancer. Here the levels of AGA directed against 22 negatively charged (sialylated and sulfated) glycans were assessed in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC, n = 22) patients and benign controls (n = 31) using our previously developed suspension glycan array (SGA). Specifically, the ability of AGA to differentiate between controls and HGSOC, the most common and aggressive type of ovarian cancer with a poor outcome was determined...
2016: PloS One
Adrian Noriega De La Colina, Rong Wu, Laurence Desjardins-Crépeau, Pierre Larochelle, Maxime Lamarre-Cliche, Louis Bherer, Hélène Girouard
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess cognitive performance in older adults treated and controlled for blood pressure (BP) when compared to untreated normotensive subjects, and to determine whether blood pressure still correlates with poorer cognitive performances. DESIGN AND METHOD: Forty-eight older adults aged between 65 and 85 years were recruited in the community and divided into two groups: normotensive (n = 26) and controlled hypertensive (n = 22)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Matt S Hicks, Reginald S Sauve, Charlene M T Robertson, Ari R Joffe, Gwen Alton, Dianne Creighton, David B Ross, Ivan M Rebeyka
BACKGROUND: Developmental and language outcomes at 2 years of age of children who had arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries 2004-2010 are described. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 91/98 (93 %) children who underwent ASO were assessed at 2 years of age with the Bayley Scales of Infant & Toddler Development-3rd Edition. Outcomes were compared by patient and perioperative variables using bivariate and multivariate regression analyses to identify predictors of language delay...
2016: SpringerPlus
Soumya M Reddy, Sheila Crean, Amber L Martin, Meghan D Burns, Jacqueline B Palmer
Anti-tumor necrosis factors (Anti-TNFs) are a class of biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Refractory patients are commonly managed by switching from one anti-TNF to another. To assess the evidence on the effectiveness of anti-TNF cycling in PsA patients, a systematic review of the literature was conducted. MEDLINE- and Embase-indexed English-language publications were systematically searched from 1995 to 2015 for studies assessing real-world effectiveness outcomes of anti-TNF cycling in PsA patients...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
Arminder Deol, Joanne P Webster, Martin Walker, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, T Déirdre Hollingsworth, Fiona M Fleming, Antonio Montresor, Michael D French
BACKGROUND: Understanding whether schistosomiasis control programmes are on course to control morbidity and potentially switch towards elimination interventions would benefit from user-friendly quantitative tools that facilitate analysis of progress and highlight areas not responding to treatment. This study aimed to develop and evaluate such a tool using large datasets collected during Schistosomiasis Control Initiative-supported control programmes. METHODS: A discrete-time Markov model was developed using transition probability matrices parameterized with control programme longitudinal data on Schistosoma mansoni obtained from Uganda and Mali...
October 12, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
Mike Wu, Marzyeh Ghassemi, Mengling Feng, Leo A Celi, Peter Szolovits, Finale Doshi-Velez
BACKGROUND: The widespread adoption of electronic health records allows us to ask evidence-based questions about the need for and benefits of specific clinical interventions in critical-care settings across large populations. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the prediction of vasopressor administration and weaning in the intensive care unit. Vasopressors are commonly used to control hypotension, and changes in timing and dosage can have a large impact on patient outcomes...
October 5, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
M Cassetta, A Driver, G Brandetti, S Calasso
The aim of this study was to measure the crestal bone level changes at 60 months of follow-up and to evaluate the influence of biologically relevant, anatomical, and implant-related variables. A prospective study design was used. STROBE guidelines were followed. A total of 576 implants were inserted in 270 patients needing an implant-supported, partial, fixed dental prosthesis or a single crown. Standardized peri-apical radiographs were obtained at 2 months (time of implant-abutment connection and prosthetic loading) and 60 months of follow-up...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Robert P Fellows, Jessamyn Dahmen, Diane Cook, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to use a newly developed digital tablet-based variant of the TMT to isolate component cognitive processes underlying TMT performance. METHOD: Similar to the paper-based trail making test, this digital variant consists of two conditions, Part A and Part B. However, this digital version automatically collects additional data to create component subtest scores to isolate cognitive abilities. Specifically, in addition to the total time to completion and number of errors, the digital Trail Making Test (dTMT) records several unique components including the number of pauses, pause duration, lifts, lift duration, time inside each circle, and time between circles...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Furio Colivicchi, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Laura Franzini, Giuseppe Imperoli, Lorenzo Castello, Alessandro Aiello, Claudio Ripellino, Nazarena Cataldo
INTRODUCTION: Switching from any statin to another non-equipotent lipid lowering treatment (LLT) may cause a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol increase and has been associated with a higher probability of negative cardiovascular outcomes. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of switching from rosuvastatin to any other LLT on clinical outcomes in primary care. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis based on data from IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database, which is a general practice database including information of more than 1...
September 26, 2016: Advances in Therapy
Abigail J Deloria, Doris Höflmayer, Philip Kienzl, Justyna Łopatecka1, Sandra Sampl, Martin Klimpfinger, Tamara Braunschmid, Fabienne Bastian, Lingeng Lu, Brigitte Marian, Stefan Stättner, Klaus Holzmann
ESRPs are master splice regulators implicated in alternative mRNA splicing programs important for epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and tumor progression. ESRP1 was identified in some tumors as good or worse predictor of outcome, but in colorectal cancer (CRC) the prognostic value of ESRPs and relation with mesenchymal splice variants is not clear. Here, we studied 68 CRC cases, compared tissue expression of ESRPs with clinical data and with EMT gene splice patterns of conditional CRC cells with deficient ESRP1 expression...
September 16, 2016: Oncotarget
Joerg Mahlich, Rosarin Sruamsiri
OBJECTIVE: To describe the usage of different biologic agents for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Japan over time and to identify factors that affects the decision to initiate treatment with biologic agents. Determinants of a switch to another biologic agent for patients who are already on biologic treatment were also analyzed. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We utilized a hospital claims database containing 36,504 Japanese patients with a confirmed RA diagnosis. To analyze the determinants of treatment choices, we applied logistic regression analysis taking into account socio-demographic and medical factors...
October 3, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Chantriolnt-Andreas Kapourani, Guido Sanguinetti
MOTIVATION: DNA methylation is an intensely studied epigenetic mark, yet its functional role is incompletely understood. Attempts to quantitatively associate average DNA methylation to gene expression yield poor correlations outside of the well-understood methylation-switch at CpG islands. RESULTS: Here, we use probabilistic machine learning to extract higher order features associated with the methylation profile across a defined region. These features quantitate precisely notions of shape of a methylation profile, capturing spatial correlations in DNA methylation across genomic regions...
September 1, 2016: Bioinformatics
Nina R Joyce, Gregory A Wellenius, Charles B Eaton, Amal N Trivedi, Justin P Zachariah
BACKGROUND: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) for children at high risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the use of LLT in children is rare, and rates of nonadherence are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify patterns of use and predictors of nonadherence to LLT in children aged 8 to 20 years and the subgroup with dyslipidemia. METHODS: Commercially insured patients with a new dispensing for an LLT were included...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Julia K Rohr, Prudence Ive, C Robert Horsburgh, Rebecca Berhanu, Kate Shearer, Mhairi Maskew, Lawrence Long, Ian Sanne, Jean Bassett, Osman Ebrahim, Matthew P Fox
BACKGROUND: South African HIV treatment guidelines call for patients who fail first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) to be switched to second-line ART, yet logistical issues, clinician decisions and patient preferences make delay in switching to second-line likely. We explore the impact of delaying second-line ART after first-line treatment failure on rates of death and virologic failure. METHODS: We include patients with documented virologic failure on first-line ART from an observational cohort of 9 South African clinics...
2016: PloS One
Kuan-Ling Kuo, Diana Brixner, Arthur G Lipman, Michael Goodman, Man Hung, Gary M Oderda
This study compared patient characteristics and health care costs between newly treated diabetic painful neuropathy (DPN) patients receiving mono- pharmacotherapy and those receiving combination pharmacotherapy. A retrospective cohort was developed through Inovalon's Medical Outcomes Research for Effectiveness and Economics Registry (MORE2) database. Patients included were ≥18 years on the date of first DPN prescription: tricyclic antidepressant, opioids, duloxetine, gabapentin, pregabalin, or lidocaine. The authors conducted a simple proportional hazards model comparing times to discontinuation, switch, or addon...
September 2016: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Alessandra Latini, Massimiliano Fabbiani, Vanni Borghi, Gaetana Sterrantino, Alberto Giannetti, Patrizia Lorenzini, Laura Loiacono, Adriana Ammassari, Rita Bellagamba, Manuela Colafigli, Gabriella D'Ettorre, Simona Di Giambenedetto, Andrea Antinori, Mauro Zaccarelli
BACKGROUND: Aim of the study was to assess predictors of discontinuation/toxicity of boosted PI-based (PI/r) dual therapy (DT). METHODS: Observational, retrospective switch study in patients successfully treated with triple drugs regimen. Patients switched to PI/r based DT [darunavir (DRV/r), lopinavir (LPV/r) or atazanavir (ATV/r)] plus a second drug: [raltegravir (RAL), maraviroc (MVC) etravirine (ETR), lamivudine (3TC) or tenofovir (TDF)] between 2009 and 2014 were included...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Min Soo Cho, Jun Kim, Ju Hyeon Kim, Minsu Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, You Mi Hwang, Uk Jo, Gi-Byoung Nam, Kee-Joon Choi, You-Ho Kim
Persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) predictors after dual-chamber pacemaker (PM) implantation remain unclear. We sought to determine these predictors and establish an integrated scoring model. Data were retrospectively reviewed for 649 patients (63.8 ± 12.3 years, 48.6% male, mean CHA2DS2-VASC score 2.7 ± 2.0) undergoing dual-chamber PM implantation. PeAF was defined as documented AF on two consecutive electrocardiograms acquired ≥7 days apart. During a 7.1-year median follow-up (interquartile range 4...
2016: PloS One
Semira Abdi Beshir, Kok-Han Chee, Yoke-Lin Lo
Background Oral anticoagulant therapy is indicated for the prevention of stroke or other thromboembolic events. Premature discontinuation of oral anticoagulants may increase the risk of thromboembolism resulting in adverse sequelae. There are sparse data on the prevalence and the predictors of dabigatran discontinuation in Malaysian patients with atrial fibrillation. Objectives Determine the reasons and identify associated factors for abrupt discontinuation of dabigatran, assess the switching pattern and the occurrence of thromboembolic events after dabigatran discontinuation...
October 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Eleanor McLellan-Lemal, Deborah A Gust, Roman Gvetadze, Melissa Furtado, Fredrick O Otieno, Mitesh Desai, Clement Zeh, Taraz Samandari, Beatrice Nyagol, Esther M Makanga
BACKGROUND: HIV antiretroviral-based intravaginal rings with and without co-formulated contraception hold promise for increasing HIV prevention options for women. Acceptance of and ability to correctly and consistently use this technology may create challenges for future ring-based microbicide trials in settings where this technology has not been introduced. We examined baseline factors associated with enrolling in a contraceptive intravaginal ring study in Kisumu, Kenya and describe notional acceptability (willingness to switch to a contraceptive ring based solely on information received about it)...
2016: Research Journal of Women's Health
Taneto Tomiyasu, Yoshio Hirano, Munenori Yoshida, Norihiro Suzuki, Takeshi Nishiyama, Akiyoshi Uemura, Tsutomu Yasukawa, Yuichiro Ogura
Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents can treat macular edema (ME) in branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). However, refractory ME, the mechanism of which is not well elucidated, occurs frequently. Sixty-six eyes with ME secondary to BRVO were enrolled in this retrospective observational case-control study. Twenty eyes received a sub-Tenon's capsule injection of triamcinolone acetonide (STTA), 22 eyes an intravitreal anti-VEGF injection (ranibizumab), 16 eyes were switched from STTA to ranibizumab, 4 eyes underwent vitrectomy, and 4 eyes were untreated...
2016: Scientific Reports
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