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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641361/maternal-alcohol-use-disorder-and-risk-of-child-contact-with-the-justice-system-in-western-australia-a-population-cohort-record-linkage-study
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Katherine Hafekost, David Lawrence, Colleen O'Leary, Carol Bower, James Semmens, Stephen R Zubrick
BACKGROUND: Early contact with the justice system is associated with a multitude of negative outcomes across the life course. This includes an increased risk of ongoing justice contact, social disadvantage and marginalization, and mental health and substance use issues. Children whose mothers have an alcohol use disorder may be at risk of early justice system contact, and we sought to quantify this relationship in a Western Australian cohort. METHODS: This population cohort study made use of linked administrative data...
June 22, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628806/resilience-and-spirituality-in-patients-with-depression-and-their-family-members-a-cross-sectional-study
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Chisa Ozawa, Takefumi Suzuki, Yuya Mizuno, Ryosuke Tarumi, Kazunari Yoshida, Kazuhito Fujii, Jinichi Hirano, Hideaki Tani, Ellen B Rubinstein, Masaru Mimura, Hiroyuki Uchida
OBJECTIVE: The degree and quality of resilience in patients with depression have never been investigated in the context of remission status, spirituality/religiosity, and family members' resilience levels, which was addressed in this study. METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited Japanese outpatients with depressive disorder according to ICD-10 and cohabitant family members who were free from psychiatric diagnoses. Resilience was assessed using the 25-item Resilience Scale (RS)...
June 8, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614836/visual-evaluation-of-medial-temporal-lobe-atrophy-as-a-clinical-marker-of-conversion-from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-dementia-and-for-predicting-progression-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-mild-alzheimer-s-disease
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Karin Persson, Maria Lage Barca, Rannveig Sakshaug Eldholm, Lena Cavallin, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Geir Selbæk, Anne Brækhus, Ingvild Saltvedt, Knut Engedal
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate whether visual assessment of medial temporal lobe atrophy (vaMTA) can predict 2-year conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia and progression of MCI and Alzheimer's disease dementia as measured by the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Sum of Boxes score (CDR-SB). METHODS: vaMTA was performed in 94 patients with MCI according to the Winblad criteria and in 124 patients with AD according to ICD-10 and NINCDS-ADRDA criteria...
June 15, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584071/scn5a-genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-increased-defibrillator-shocks-in-brugada-syndrome
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Pattarapong Makarawate, Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Suda Vannaprasaht, Dujdao Sahasthas, Seok Hwee Koo, Edmund Jon Deoon Lee, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dan Hu, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited primary arrhythmia disorder leading to sudden cardiac arrest. SCN5A, encoding the α-subunit of the cardiac sodium channel (Nav1.5), is the most common pathogenic gene of BrS. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the standard treatment for secondary prevention. This study aimed to evaluate association of the SCN5A variant with this cardiac conduction disturbance and appropriate ICD shock therapy in Thai symptomatic BrS patients with ICD implants...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575123/induction-of-axial-chirality-in-divanillin-by-interaction-with-bovine-serum-albumin
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Diego Venturini, Aguinaldo Robinson de Souza, Ignez Caracelli, Nelson Henrique Morgon, Luiz Carlos da Silva-Filho, Valdecir Farias Ximenes
Vanillin is a plant secondary metabolite and has numerous beneficial health applications. Divanillin is the homodimer of vanillin and used as a taste enhancer compound and also a promissory anticancer drug. Here, divanillin was synthesized and studied in the context of its interaction with bovine serum albumin (BSA). We found that divanillin acquires axial chirality when complexed with BSA. This chiroptical property was demonstrated by a strong induced circular dichroism (ICD) signal. In agreement with this finding, the association constant between BSA and divanillin (3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570797/depression-and-anxiety-in-the-postpartum-period-and-risk-of-bipolar-disorder-a-danish-nationwide-register-based-cohort-study
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Xiaoqin Liu, Esben Agerbo, Jiong Li, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Veerle Bergink, Trine Munk-Olsen
OBJECTIVE: The first-onset affective episode requiring inpatient treatment in the postpartum period can be a marker of bipolar disorder, but it is unknown whether milder postpartum affective episodes are also indicators of underlying bipolarity. Therefore, we aimed to study whether women with a nonpsychotic postpartum affective episode treated with antidepressants have an increased risk of bipolar disorder. METHODS: A register-based cohort study was conducted in Denmark of 122,622 parous women without psychiatric history who received a first-time antidepressant prescription during 1997-2012...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496337/immunogenicity-of-oncolytic-vaccinia-viruses-jx-gfp-and-tg6002-in-a-human-melanoma-in-vitro-model-studying-immunogenic-cell-death-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-interaction-with-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes
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B Heinrich, J Klein, M Delic, K Goepfert, V Engel, L Geberzahn, M Lusky, P Erbs, X Preville, M Moehler
Oncolytic virotherapy is an emerging immunotherapeutic modality for cancer treatment. Oncolytic viruses with genetic modifications can further enhance the oncolytic effects on tumor cells and stimulate antitumor immunity. The oncolytic vaccinia viruses JX-594-GFP+/hGM-CSF (JX-GFP) and TG6002 are genetically modified by secreting granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or transforming 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) into 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). We compared their properties to kill tumor cells and induce an immunogenic type of cell death in a human melanoma cell model using SK29-MEL melanoma cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479767/reimbursements-and-frequency-of-tests-in-privately-insured-testicular-cancer-patients-in-the-united-states-implications-to-national-guidelines
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Mohamed H Kamel, Austin Barber, Rodney Davis, Omer A Raheem, Nabil Bissada, Alaa Eldin A Abdelmaksoud, Ehab Eltahawy
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of utilization and reimbursement of the common diagnostic tests and treatment modalities used in testicular cancer care. METHODS: LifeLink™ (IMS Health, Danbury, CT, USA) Claims Database was used. We identified 877 subjects with a primary diagnosis of testicular cancer (ICD 186.9) between 2007 and 2012. Median reimbursement and frequency of the diagnostic/treatment modalities used were recorded...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431133/prediction-of-sudden-and-non-sudden-cardiac-death-in-post-infarction-patients-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-by-periodic-repolarization-dynamics-madit-ii-substudy
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Konstantinos D Rizas, Scott McNitt, Wolfgang Hamm, Steffen Massberg, Stefan Kääb, Wojciech Zareba, Jean-Philippe Couderc, Axel Bauer
Aims: To test the value of Periodic Repolarization Dynamics (PRD), a recently validated electrocardiographic marker of sympathetic activity, as a novel approach to predict sudden cardiac death (SCD) and non-sudden cardiac death (N-SCD) and to improve identification of patients that profit from ICD-implantation. Methods and results: We included 856 post-infarction patients with left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤30% of the MADIT-II trial in sinus rhythm...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412672/relationship-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mitochondria-coenzyme-ii-gene
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Chen Liangmei, Chen Ying, Liu Feihu, He Changjiang, Zhang Luying, He Dingxiong, Ao Lei
We aimed to investigate the relevance between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and gene mutations of mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit III (COX3) and coenzyme II (ND2), and to provide genetic markers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and further provide some feasible basis for preventive treatment. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique was used, and genotypes and gene frequencies were detected in 60 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), who meet the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria (AD group), 10 AD families and 60 normal old people (control group)...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409011/utility-of-t-wave-amplitude-as-a-non-invasive-risk-marker-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Alan Sugrue, Ammar M Killu, Christopher V DeSimone, Anwar A Chahal, Josh C Vogt, Vaclav Kremen, JoJo Hai, David O Hodge, Nancy G Acker, Jeffrey B Geske, Michael J Ackerman, Steve R Ommen, Grace Lin, Peter A Noseworthy, Peter A Brady
OBJECTIVE: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the most devastating outcome in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We evaluated repolarisation features on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify the potential risk factors for SCA. METHODS: Data was collected from 52 patients with HCM who underwent implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Leads V2 and V5 from the ECG closest to the time of ICD implant were utilised for measuring the Tpeak-Tend interval (Tpe), QTc, Tpe/QTc, T-wave duration and T-wave amplitude...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389124/prevalence-and-risk-markers-of-early-psychological-distress-after-icd-implantation-in-the-european-remote-cied-study-cohort
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Henneke Versteeg, Ivy Timmermans, Mathias Meine, Edgar Zitron, Philippe Mabo, Johan Denollet
BACKGROUND: Evidence on psychological distress in patients living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is inconclusive. The current study is the first to examine the prevalence and risk markers of anxiety and/or depression in a large international cohort of European ICD patients with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHOD: Heart failure patients (N=569) from France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands participating in the REMOTE-CIED study completed a set of questionnaires 1-2weeks post ICD-implantation, including the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale and the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire to assess anxiety and depressive symptoms, respectively...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386821/identifying-patients-with-less-potential-to-benefit-from-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-comparison-of-the-performance-of-four-risk-scoring-systems
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Amit Kaura, Nicholas Sunderland, Ravi Kamdar, Edward Petzer, Theresa McDonagh, Francis Murgatroyd, Para Dhillon, Paul Scott
PURPOSE: Patients at high non-sudden cardiac death risk may gain no significant benefit from implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy. A number of approaches have been proposed to identify these patients, including single clinical markers and more complex scoring systems. The aims of this study were to use the proposed scoring systems to (1) establish how many current ICD recipients may be too high risk to derive significant benefit from ICD therapy and (2) evaluate how well the scoring systems predict short-term mortality in an unselected ICD cohort...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365181/sudden-death-in-ischemic-heart-disease-2017
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Alfred E Buxton
At this time, we find ourselves with an abundance of guidelines for management of patients with manifest ventricular tachyarrhythmias, or at risk for such arrhythmias, in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The guidelines are focused primarily on the "appropriate use" of the implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD). Unfortunately, the bulk of the guidelines have very little basis in the underlying pathophysiology responsible for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with CHD. Rather, they are based primarily on the results of randomized clinical trials that merely sought to take broad populations at elevated total mortality risk and determining whether the ICD can reduce overall mortality...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358801/ecg-derived-spatial-qrs-t-angle-is-associated-with-icd-implantation-mortality-and-heart-failure-admissions-in-patients-with-lv-systolic-dysfunction
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Sarah Gleeson, Yi-Wen Liao, Clementina Dugo, Andrew Cave, Lifeng Zhou, Zina Ayar, Jonathan Christiansen, Tony Scott, Liane Dawson, Andrew Gavin, Todd T Schlegel, Patrick Gladding
BACKGROUND: Increased spatial QRS-T angle has been shown to predict appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrilIator (ICD) therapy in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). We performed a retrospective cohort study in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 31-40% to assess the relationship between the spatial QRS-T angle and other advanced ECG (A-ECG) as well as echocardiographic metadata, with all-cause mortality or ICD implantation for secondary prevention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343763/temporary-removal-identifying-high-risk-post-infarction-patients-by-autonomic-testing-below-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Axel Bauer
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy.
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326306/cd44-a-multifunctional-cell-surface-adhesion-receptor-is-a-regulator-of-progression-and-metastasis-of-cancer-cells
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REVIEW
Linda T Senbanjo, Meenakshi A Chellaiah
CD44 is a cell surface adhesion receptor that is highly expressed in many cancers and regulates metastasis via recruitment of CD44 to the cell surface. Its interaction with appropriate extracellular matrix ligands promotes the migration and invasion processes involved in metastases. It was originally identified as a receptor for hyaluronan or hyaluronic acid and later to several other ligands including, osteopontin (OPN), collagens, and matrix metalloproteinases. CD44 has also been identified as a marker for stem cells of several types...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321833/depression-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-united-kingdom
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Louis Jacob, Timo Rockel, Karel Kostev
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases. The goal of this study was to analyze the risk of depression in patients diagnosed with RA and treated by general practitioners in the UK. METHODS: The present study included patients first diagnosed with RA between 2000 and 2014 (index date). Individuals were excluded if they had also been diagnosed with depression or if they had received therapy for depression at or prior to the index date...
June 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292197/sudden-death-risk-stratification-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-using-old-and-new-tools-a-clinical-challenge
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REVIEW
Antonis S Manolis
Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) remains a clinical challenge. Areas covered: Currently, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), severity of heart failure symptoms according to NYHA classification, and morphology and duration of the QRS complex guide device management in these patients with implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and/or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. Recently, the results of a randomized trial stirred some controversy regarding the utility of ICD in NIDCM patients, however, a subsequent meta-analysis confirmed prior findings of the survival-prolonging benefit of device therapy...
April 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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