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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218354/dialysis-access-infections-and-hospitalisations-in-unplanned-dialysis-start-patients-results-from-the-options-study
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Anna Machowska, Mark D Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul R Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
INTRODUCTION: Unplanned dialysis start (UPS) associates with worse clinical outcomes, higher utilisation of healthcare resources, lower chances to select dialysis modality and UPS patients typically commenced in-centre haemodialysis (HD) with central venous catheter (CVC). We evaluated patient outcomes and healthcare utilisation depending on initial dialysis access (CVC or PD catheter) and subsequent pathway of UPS patients. METHODS: In this study patient demographics, access procedures, hospitalisations, and major infectious complications were analysed over 12 months in 270 UPS patients...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199175/sequential-prediction-of-literacy-achievement-for-specific-learning-disabilities-contrasting-in-impaired-levels-of-language-in-grades-4-to-9
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Elizabeth A Sanders, Virginia W Berninger, Robert D Abbott
Sequential regression was used to evaluate whether language-related working memory components uniquely predict reading and writing achievement beyond cognitive-linguistic translation for students in Grades 4 through 9 ( N = 103) with specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in subword handwriting (dysgraphia, n = 25), word reading and spelling (dyslexia, n = 60), or oral and written language (oral and written language learning disabilities, n = 18). That is, SLDs are defined on the basis of cascading level of language impairment (subword, word, and syntax/text)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187062/risk-factors-for-growth-retardation-in-hiv-infected-senegalese-children-on-antiretroviral-treatment-the-anrs-12279-maggsen-pediatric-cohort-study
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Cecile Cames, Lea Pascal, Aminata Diack, Helene Mbodj, Baly Ouattara, Ndeye Rama Diagne, Ndeye Fatou Diallo, Philippe Msellati, Ngagne Mbaye, Haby Sy Signate
OBJECTIVES: We described prevalence and risk factors for wasting and stunting among HIV-infected children with a median duration of 3 years of antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the time of their enrollment in the cohort study. METHODS: Wasting and stunting at ART initiation and at enrollment were defined as weight-for-height/body mass index-for-age z-scores < -2 and height-for-age z-scores < -2, respectively. Logistic regression was used to assess risk factors for wasting and stunting...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185302/patterns-and-challenges-of-treatment-sequencing-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-experience-from-a-referral-center
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Martha M Kirstein, Nora Schweitzer, Theresa Winter, Katerina Lappas, Nathalie Graen, Isabell Kunstmann, Torsten Voigtländer, Tanja Reineke-Plaaß, Michael P Manns, Frank Lehner, Thomas Rodt, Arndt Vogel
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent and lethal cancers. Several local and systemic therapies are available for patients with HCC depending on the stage of the disease. In clinical practice, treatment decision-making and sequencing may be very heterogeneous. METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively analyzed treatment algorithms in 2,101 patients with HCC treated from 2000 to 2015 at Hannover Medical School, Germany. RESULTS: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) was the most common initial treatment (n = 545; 25...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163324/primate-reinfection-with-gastrointestinal-parasites-behavioural-and-physiological-predictors-of-parasite-acquisition
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Sagan Friant, Toni E Ziegler, Tony L Goldberg
Infectious disease transmission is a cost of sociality in humans and other animals. Nevertheless, the mechanisms linking social behaviour to infection risk are poorly known. We conducted a field experiment to examine how host intrinsic traits, behaviour and physiology affect infection of nonhuman primates with gastrointestinal parasites. We measured rate to reinfection in a social group of red-capped mangabeys, Cercocebus torquatus, following chemotherapeutic treatment for parasite infections. By measuring behaviour, infection and glucocorticoid levels, we compared the relative effects of space sharing, directional contact and physiological stress on risk of acquiring new infections...
July 2016: Animal Behaviour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123238/predictors-of-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-failure-and-burden-of-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy
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Seema Patrikar, Subramanian Shankar, Atul Kotwal, D R Basannar, Vijay Bhatti, Rajesh Verma, Sandip Mukherji
BACKGROUND: As HIV steps into the third decade, there are more number of patients living on lifelong (antiretroviral therapy) ART and facing the threat of drug resistance with subsequent treatment failure. The aim of this study was to determine predictors of first-line ART failure with the objectives to estimate the burden of 2nd line ART. METHODS: A retrospective 5-year cohort of HIV patients who were initiated on first line ART in 2008-09 was studied. Patients were followed from the time of ART initiation...
January 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118534/disease-associated-anti-citrullinated-protein-memory-b-cells-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-persist-in-clinical-remission
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Adam J Pelzek, Caroline Grönwall, Pamela Rosenthal, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Mandy McGeachy, Larry Moreland, William F C Rigby, Gregg J Silverman
OBJECTIVE: In RA, autoreactive B cells are pathogenic drivers and sources of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) that serve as a diagnostic biomarker and predictor of worse long-term prognosis. Yet the immunobiologic significance of persistent ACPA production at a cellular level is poorly understood. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of RA patients, we investigated for the presence of continued defects in immune homeostasis as a function of disease activity...
January 24, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104153/pharmacokinetic-profile-of-twice-and-once-daily-tacrolimus-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Y Takahashi, S Shishido, Y Hyodo, T Yonekura, H Nihei, Y Itabashi, M Muramatsu, Y Hamasaki, T Kawamura, A Aikawa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the differences in pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles after the 1:1 ratio-based conversion from a twice-daily to a once-daily tacrolimus formulation (TD-TAC and OD-TAC, respectively) in pediatric recipients of kidney transplants. METHODS: TD-TAC was initially administered to 29 pediatric patients who underwent kidney transplantations between April 2010 and September 2015 and were then subsequently switched to OD-TAC. The switch dose ratio was 1:1, and the 24-hour complete PK parameter assessment was performed before and after the regimen was changed from TD-TAC to OD-TAC...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099228/transitioning-to-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-among-adolescents-in-copperbelt-province-zambia-predictors-of-treatment-switching-and-adherence-to-second-line-regimens
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Randy M Stalter, Patrick Katayamoyo, Catherine Packer, Harry Banda, Pai-Lien Chen, Jonathan K Mwansa, Donna R McCarraher, Julie A Denison
BACKGROUND: Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) experience less favorable antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes than other age groups. First-line treatment failure complicates ART management as second-line regimens can be costlier and have greater pill burdens. Understanding predictors of switching ART regimens and adherence among adolescents on second-line ART may help to prevent poor treatment outcomes. METHODS: A quantitative survey was administered to 309 ALHIV attending three ART clinics in the Copperbelt Province, Zambia...
January 16, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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
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