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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525644/risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-breakthrough-yeast-bloodstream-infections-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-in-the-era-of-newer-antifungal-agents
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Si-Hyun Kim, Jae-Ki Choi, Sung-Yeon Cho, Hyo-Jin Lee, Sun Hee Park, Su-Mi Choi, Dong-Gun Lee, Jung-Hyun Choi, Jin-Hong Yoo, Jong-Wook Lee
Although yeast bloodstream infections (BSIs) are increasingly being reported in patients with hematological malignancies undergoing antifungal therapy, clinical information regarding breakthrough infections is scarce. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for and clinical outcomes of breakthrough yeast BSIs in patients with hematological malignancies in the era of newer antifungal agents. Between 2011 and 2014, all consecutive patients with hematological malignancies who developed yeast BSIs were included in a case-control study wherein breakthrough infections (cases) and de novo infections (controls) were compared...
May 19, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520749/access-and-response-to-direct-antiviral-agents-daa-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients-in-italy-data-from-the-icona-cohort
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Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Andrea De Luca, Sergio Lo Caputo, Antonella Castagna, Cristina Mussini, Antonella Cingolani, Alessandro Tavelli, Milensu Shanyinde, Andrea Gori, Enrico Girardi, Massimo Andreoni, Andrea Antinori, Massimo Puoti
BACKGROUND: Real-life data on access and response to direct antiviral agents (DAA) in HIV-HCV coinfected individuals are lacking. METHODS: HCV viremic, HIV-positive patients from Icona and Hepaicona cohorts naïve to DAA by January 2013 were included. Access and predictors of starting DAA were evaluated. Switches of antiretroviral drugs at starting DAA were described. We calculated sustained virological response (SVR12) in those reaching 12 weeks after end-of-treatment (EOT), and defined treatment failure (TF) as discontinuation of DAA before EOT or non-SVR12...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505015/virologic-response-to-first-line-efavirenz-or-nevirapine-based-antiretroviral-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- versus 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 versus 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...
June 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498146/first-line-antiretroviral-treatment-outcomes-and-durability-in-hiv-infected-children-treated-through-the-universal-coverage-health-program-in-thailand
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Sirinya Teeraananchai, Torsak Bunupuradah, Thanyawee Puthanakit, Stephen J Kerr, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Suchada Chaivooth, Sorakij Bhakeecheep, Matthew G Law, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit
BACKGROUND: We assessed the treatment outcomes on first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART), and factors associated with switching regimen in HIV-infected children treated through the universal coverage health program (UC) in Thailand. METHODS: Children aged <15 years at ART initiation who had been receiving ART for at least 6 months between 2008 and 2014 through UC were included in the analysis. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate immunological recovery (IMR), immunological failure, and virological failure (VF)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494819/mild-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease-clustering-and-switching-analyses-in-verbal-fluency-test
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Iván Galtier, Antonieta Nieto, Jesús N Lorenzo, José Barroso
OBJECTIVES: Mild cognitive impairment is common in non-demented Parkinson disease patients (PD-MCI) and is considered as a risk factor for dementia. Executive dysfunction has been widely described in PD and the Verbal Fluency Tests (VFT) are often used for executive function assessment in this pathology. The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) published guidelines for PD-MCI diagnosis in 2012. However, no investigation has focused on the qualitative analysis of VFT in PD-MCI. The aim of this work was to study the clustering and switching strategies in VFT in PD-MCI patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480518/postmarketing-experience-with-brivaracetam-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsies-a-multicenter-cohort-study-from-germany
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Isabel Steinig, Felix von Podewils, Gabriel Möddel, Sebastian Bauer, Karl Martin Klein, Esther Paule, Philipp S Reif, Laurent M Willems, Johann Philipp Zöllner, Rhina Kunz, Uwe Runge, Gerhard Kurlemann, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Felix Rosenow, Adam Strzelczyk
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate factors predicting efficacy, retention, and tolerability of add-on brivaracetam (BRV) in clinical practice. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective cohort study recruiting all patients who started BRV between February and November 2016 with observation time between 3 and 12 months. RESULTS: Of a total of 262 patients (mean age 40, range 5-81 years, 129 male) treated with BRV, 227 (87%) were diagnosed to have focal, 19 (7%) idiopathic generalized and 8 (3%) symptomatic generalized epilepsy, whereas 8 (3%) were unclassified...
May 8, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476420/cognitive-outcomes-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adults-two-decades-after-the-arterial-switch-operation-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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David Kalfa, Leïla Kasmi, Nikoletta Geronikola, Johanna Calderon, Virginie Lambert, Emre Belli, Damien Bonnet, Michèle Montreuil
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to evaluate the cognitive and psychosocial outcomes of young adults who underwent an arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. METHODS: Sixty-seven adults with transposition of the great arteries (aged 22.9 ± 3.3 years) and 43 healthy subjects matched in age, gender, and educational level participated. Global cognitive functioning, psychologic state, and health-related quality of life were evaluated using validated tools...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471885/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Laurence Dangers, Nicholas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Guillaume Lebreton, Guillaume Hékimian, Ania Nieszkowska, Sébastien Besset, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Jean Chastre, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
OBJECTIVE: Long-term outcomes of patients treated with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure (i.e., cardiogenic shock complicating chronic cardiomyopathy) have not yet been reported. This study was undertaken to describe their outcomes and determine mortality-associated factors. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected. SETTING: Twenty-six-bed tertiary hospital ICU. PATIENTS: One hundred five patients implanted with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461647/utility-of-power-doppler-ultrasound-detected-synovitis-for-the-prediction-of-short-term-flare-in-psoriatic-patients-with-arthritis-in-clinical-remission
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Santiago Ruta, Josefina Marin, Maria Laura Acosta Felquer, Leandro Ferreyra-Garrot, Javier Rosa, Ricardo García-Monaco, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVE: Power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) has been shown to detect subclinical synovitis in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), but its value is not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate PDUS features at joint level in patients with PsA in clinical remission and to investigate its value for predicting short-term flares. METHODS: Consecutive patients with PsA in clinical remission according to the attending rheumatologist and who fulfill minimal disease activity criteria and/or 28-joint Disease Activity Score in remission criteria underwent PDUS examination of 18 joints...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458090/is-susceptibility-to-cross-language-interference-domain-specific
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Anat Prior, Tamar Degani, Sehrab Awawdy, Rana Yassin, Nachshon Korem
The ability to overcome interference from the first-language (L1) is a source of variability in second language (L2) achievement, which has to date been explored mainly in same-script bilinguals. Such interference management, and bilingual language control more generally, have recently been linked to domain general executive functions (EF). In the current study, we examined L2 proficiency and executive functions as possible predictors of susceptibility to L1 interference during L2 processing, in bilinguals whose languages do not share an orthographic system...
April 27, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453640/pioneering-topological-methods-for-network-based-drug-target-prediction-by-exploiting-a-brain-network-self-organization-theory
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Claudio Durán, Simone Daminelli, Josephine M Thomas, V Joachim Haupt, Michael Schroeder, Carlo Vittorio Cannistraci
The bipartite network representation of the drug-target interactions (DTIs) in a biosystem enhances understanding of the drugs' multifaceted action modes, suggests therapeutic switching for approved drugs and unveils possible side effects. As experimental testing of DTIs is costly and time-consuming, computational predictors are of great aid. Here, for the first time, state-of-the-art DTI supervised predictors custom-made in network biology were compared-using standard and innovative validation frameworks-with unsupervised pure topological-based models designed for general-purpose link prediction in bipartite networks...
April 26, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445088/predicting-the-need-for-third-line-antiretroviral-therapy-by-identifying-patients-at-high-risk-for-failing-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-south-africa
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Dorina Onoya, Cornelius Nattey, Eric Budgell, Liudmyla van den Berg, Mhairi Maskew, Denise Evans, Kamban Hirasen, Lawrence C Long, Matthew P Fox
Although third-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) is available in South Africa's public sector, its cost is substantially higher than first and second line. Identifying risk factors for failure on second-line treatment remains crucial to reduce the need for third-line drugs. We conducted a case-control study including 194 adult patients (≥18 years; 70 cases and 124 controls) who initiated second-line ART in Johannesburg, South Africa. Unconditional logistic regression was used to assess predictors of virologic failure (defined as 2 consecutive viral load measures ≥1000 copies/mL, ≥3 months after switching to second line)...
May 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444508/study-protocol-on-the-role-of-intestinal-microbiota-in-colorectal-cancer-treatment-a-pathway-to-personalized-medicine-2-0
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R Aarnoutse, J M P G M de Vos-Geelen, J Penders, E G Boerma, F A R M Warmerdam, B Goorts, S W M Olde Damink, Z Soons, S S M Rensen, M L Smidt
PURPOSE: Investigate in patients with metastatic and/or irresectable colorectal cancer treated with systemic treatment with capecitabine or TAS-102 whether: 1. Intestinal microbiota composition can act as a predictor for response. 2. Intestinal microbiota composition changes during systemic treatment and its relation to chemotoxicity. BACKGROUND: Gut microbiota and host determinants evolve in symbiotic and dependent relationships resulting in a personal ecosystem...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438043/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-analysis-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapies-within-an-integrated-delivery-system
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James C Coons, Carlo J Iasella, Tyler Chanas, Nan Wang, Kiersten Williams, Anthony Boyd, John Lyons, Jamie Eckardt, Lindsey Rihtarchik, Alison Merkel, Alexandra Chambers, Lara S Lemon, Randall Smith, Christopher R Ensor
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy is a mainstay of care for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients; however, uncertainty exists in real-world practice about comparative effectiveness and safety outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes of different oral P2Y12 inhibitors in PCI patients. METHODS: We retrospectively studied patients treated between July 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. Patients received clopidogrel, prasugrel, ticagrelor, or more than 1 antiplatelet (switch) during PCI...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435123/is-having-similar-eye-movement-patterns-during-face-learning-and-recognition-beneficial-for-recognition-performance-evidence-from-hidden-markov-modeling
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Tim Chuk, Antoni B Chan, Janet Hsiao
The hidden Markov model (HMM)-based approach for eye movement analysis is able to reflect individual differences in both spatial and temporal aspects of eye movements. Here we used this approach to understand the relationship between eye movements during face learning and recognition, and its association with recognition performance. We discovered holistic (i.e., mainly looking at the face center) and analytic (i.e., specifically looking at the two eyes in addition to the face center) patterns during both learning and recognition...
April 20, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432109/early-response-to-ranibizumab-predictive-of-functional-outcome-after-dexamethasone-for-unresponsive-diabetic-macular-oedema
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Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Michele Cavalleri, Lea Querques, Alessandro Rabiolo, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To analyse the effects of intravitreal dexamethasone implant in patients suffering from diabetic macular oedema (DME) on the basis of their visual and functional response to antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) loading dose, in order to early shift to corticosteroids in poorly responding patients. DESIGN: Retrospective monocentric study. METHODS: Data of patients with diabetes shifted to 0.7 mg dexamethasone implant after three injections of ranibizumab (RNB) and followed-up to 12 months were reviewed...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428853/coral-reef-mesopredators-switch-prey-shortening-food-chains-in-response-to-habitat-degradation
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Tessa N Hempson, Nicholas A J Graham, M Aaron MacNeil, David H Williamson, Geoffrey P Jones, Glenn R Almany
Diet specificity is likely to be the key predictor of a predator's vulnerability to changing habitat and prey conditions. Understanding the degree to which predatory coral reef fishes adjust or maintain prey choice, in response to declines in coral cover and changes in prey availability, is critical for predicting how they may respond to reef habitat degradation. Here, we use stable isotope analyses to characterize the trophic structure of predator-prey interactions on coral reefs of the Keppel Island Group on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427124/-contemporary-use-of-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-after-discharge
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J Liu, H B Yan, L Song, Y H Hua, H J Zhao, C Liu, P Zhou, J N Li, Y Tan, Y M Yang, Y Wu
Objective: To investigate the degree and determinants of using ticagrelor among discharged patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Patients with ACS in Fuwai hospital who were given ticagrelor after discharge between Jan. 2015 to Jun. 2015 were analyzed.The clinical characteristics and adherence to ticagrelor of these patients were collected by reviewing the electronic medical records and telephone interview.Date were statistically-analyzed. Results: Among all screened 404 patients, 158 (39.1%) patients prematurely stopped ticagrelor within 12 months, while 119(29...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423398/treatment-restarting-after-discontinuation-of-adjuvant-hormone-therapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Wei He, Karin E Smedby, Fang Fang, Henrik Olsson, Sara Margolin, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
Background: Over half of breast cancer patients discontinue their adjuvant hormone therapy, permanently or temporarily. We aimed to identify predictors of treatment restarting after discontinuation of adjuvant hormone therapy and to test the hypothesis that treatment restarting is associated with better breast cancer outcomes. Methods: We conducted a population-based cohort study by linking data from the Stockholm-Gotland Breast Cancer Register, the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register, and a self-reported questionnaire...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419713/nt-probnp-predicts-mortality-in-adults-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-late-after-mustard-or-senning-correction
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Jana Rubáčková Popelová, Markéta Tomková, Jakub Tomek
OBJECTIVE: The patients after Mustard and Senning corrections of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) are at an increased risk of unexpected death. The aim of this study was to identify markers allowing risk stratification of patients after atrial switch correction of TGA to provide them with optimum care. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 87 patients were retrospectively evaluated after atrial switch correction of TGA followed-up between 2005 and 2015. The mortality during the follow-up was 9% (8 cardiac deaths)...
April 17, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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