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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432726/combination-therapy-with-glp-1-receptor-agonist-and-sglt2-inhibitor
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REVIEW
Ralph A DeFronzo
The SGLT2 inhibitors (SGLTi) and glucagon-like-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) effectively reduce HbA1c, but via very different mechanisms, making them an effective duet for combination therapy. Recently, drugs in both of these antidiabetic classes have been shown to reduce cardiovascular events, most likely by different mechanisms. SGLT2i appear to exert their CV protective actions by hemodynamic effects, while GLP-1 RAs work via anti-atherogenic/anti-inflammatory mechanisms, raising the possibility that combined therapy with these two classes may produce additive CV benefits...
April 22, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432606/neuromuscular-electrostimulation-a-new-therapeutic-option-to-improve-radio-cephalic-arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-in-end-stage-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Lucia Martinez, Vicent Esteve, Montserrat Yeste, Vicent Artigas, Secundino Llagostera
BACKGROUND: Radio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula (RCAVF) is the gold standard vascular access for end-stage chronic kidney disease patients. Exercises after arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation improve maturation. No articles are published regarding neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) in AVF maturation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the usefulness of a NMES programme on RCAVF maturation process. METHODS: An 8-week single-centre prospective study...
April 21, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432532/a-portable-battery-powered-microfluidic-impedance-cytometer-with-smartphone-readout-towards-personal-health-monitoring
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Niloy Talukder, Abbas Furniturewalla, Tuan Le, Matthew Chan, Shreyas Hirday, Xinnan Cao, Pengfei Xie, Zhongtian Lin, Azam Gholizadeh, Steve Orbine, Mehdi Javanmard
We present a portable system for personalized blood cell counting consisting of a microfluidic impedance cytometer and portable analog readout electronics, feeding into an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and being transmitted via Bluetooth to a user-accessible mobile application. We fabricated a microfluidic impedance cytometer with a novel portable analog readout. The novel design of the analog readout, which consists of a lock-in-amplifier followed by a high-pass filter stage for subtraction of drift and DC offset, and a post-subtraction high gain stage, enables detection of particles and cells as small as 1 μm in diameter, despite using a low-end 8-bit ADC...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432512/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-breast-in-the-united-states-incidence-demographics-tumor-characteristics-and-survival
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Siddhartha Yadav, Dhiraj Yadav, Dana Zakalik
PURPOSE: Squamous cell carcinoma of breast accounts for less than 0.1% of all breast cancers. The purpose of this study is to describe the epidemiology and survival of this rare malignancy. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Registry to identify women diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of breast between 1998 and 2013. SEER*Stat 8.3.1 was used to calculate age-adjusted incidence, age-wise distribution, and annual percentage change in incidence...
April 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432319/diabetic-retinopathy-and-clinical-parameters-favoring-the-presence-of-diabetic-nephropathy-could-predict-renal-outcome-in-patients-with-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Chi-Chih Hung, Hugo You-Hsien Lin, Daw-Yang Hwang, I-Ching Kuo, Yi-Wen Chiu, Lee-Moay Lim, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Hung-Chun Chen
Diabetes duration, diabetic retinopathy (DR), and a diagnostic model have been proposed as clinical parameters favoring the presence of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in biopsied patients with diabetic kidney disease. DN, compared with non-diabetic renal disease, had poorer renal outcomes. We tested whether these clinical parameters favoring DN are associated with poorer renal outcomes in non-biopsied patients. In this study, 1330 patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease stages 1-4 were included and divided according to diabetes mellitus (DM) duration >8 years, DR, or a diagnostic model for DN...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432275/better-cancer-specific-survival-in-young-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-especially-with-ajcc-stage-iii
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Haiyong Wang, Jingze Zhang, Fang Shi, Chenyue Zhang, Qinghua Jiao, Hui Zhu
It has been reported that younger patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tend to have a better prognosis. Yet, few studies have focused on the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of young small cell lung cancer (SCLC), especially for patients with age < 50. In our study, we used Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) population-based data and identified 16503 patients with SCLC including 711 patients aged < 50, 3338 patients aged 50-59, 5937 patients aged 60-69, 4649 patients aged 70-79 and 1868 patients aged ≥ 80 between 2010 and 2013...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432090/international-variations-in-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-palliative-sedation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ebun Abarshi, Judith Rietjens, Lenzo Robijn, Augusto Caraceni, Sheila Payne, Luc Deliens, Lieve Van den Block
OBJECTIVES: Palliative sedation is a highly debated medical practice, particularly regarding its proper use in end-of-life care. Worldwide, guidelines are used to standardise care and regulate this practice. In this review, we identify and compare national/regional clinical practice guidelines on palliative sedation against the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) palliative sedation Framework and assess the developmental quality of these guidelines using the Appraisal Guideline Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431998/european-college-of-orthodontics-commission-of-affiliation-and-titularization
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Sophie Mercier
Date of birth: 12/10/1987; sex: female. A. PRETREATMENT RECORDS: 24 years 8 months; 16/06/2011. DIAGNOSIS: Skeletal and dental Class I, maxillary endognathia, anterior vertical excess with open bite; teeth missing prior to treatment: 18, 28, 38, 48. TREATMENT PLAN: Appliances and devices: single-stage surgical-orthodontic treatment using pretorqued and preangled bimaxillary multibracket appliances with 0.022×0.028″ archwire, along with an expander during the surgical phase and then a transpalatal arch to stabilize the transverse correction...
April 18, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431865/statin-use-and-other-factors-associated-with-mortality-after-major-lower-extremity-amputation
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Charles DeCarlo, Larry Scher, Saadat Shariff, John Phair, Evan Lipsitz, Karan Garg
OBJECTIVE: Above-knee amputations (AKAs) and below-knee amputations (BKAs) are associated with high postoperative mortality rates. In this study, we examined factors associated with 30-day, 90-day, and 1-year mortality in patients who underwent a major lower extremity amputation. METHODS: We queried a prospectively collected institutional database for all patients who underwent AKA or BKA with primary or secondary closure, during a 5-year period, between November 2009 and November 2014...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431809/pilot-study-of-changes-in-presepsin-concentrations-compared-with-changes-in-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-after-cardiovascular-surgery
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Junichi Saito, Eiji Hashiba, Akio Mikami, Tomoyuki Kudo, Hidetomo Niwa, Kazuyoshi Hirota
OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated the presepsin-concentration profile after cardiac surgery compared with those of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP). DESIGN: A single-center, prospective, observational clinical study. SETTING: Hirosaki University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery without preoperative infection and end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis. The patients also were subdivided into 2 groups with respect to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431628/clinical-and-quantitative-analysis-of-patients-with-crowned-dens-syndrome
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Teruyuki Takahashi, Masato Tamura, Toshiaki Takasu, Satoshi Kamei
BACKGROUND: Crowned dens syndrome (CDS) is a radioclinical entity defined by calcium deposition on the transverse ligament of atlas (TLA). In this study, the novel semi-quantitative diagnostic criteria for CDS to evaluate the degree of calcification on TLA by cervical CT are proposed. METHOD: From January 2010 to September 2014, 35 patients who were diagnosed with CDS by cervical CT were adopted as subjects in this study. Based on novel criteria, calcium deposition on TLA was classified into "Stage" and "Grade", to make a score, which was evaluated semi-quantitatively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431597/cefepime-induced-encephalopathy-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Ryo Nakagawa, Kenichiro Sato, Yoshikazu Uesaka, Takashi Mitsuki, Kanya Kondo, Atsushi Wake, Yoshifumi Ubara, Mami Kanzaki
OBJECTIVES: Impaired renal function is a risk factor for cefepime (CFPM)-induced encephalopathy (CFPMIE) in patients treated with CFPM; dose-titration to renal function is recommended to prevent CFPMIE. However, available evidence on the incidence of CFPMIE or preventive efficacy of dose adjustment against CFPMIE in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is limited. METHODS: Single-centre, retrospective observational study. We reviewed consecutive in-hospital adult patients treated with adjusted-dose of CFPM in the period between September 2012 and September 2016, and assessed the CFPMIE in ESRD patients treated with adjusted-dose of CFPM...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431138/cardiovascular-outcome-trials-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-challenges-associated-with-selection-of-patients-and-endpoints
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Patrick Rossignol, Rajiv Agarwal, Bernard Canaud, Alan Charney, Gilles Chatellier, Jonathan C Craig, William C Cushman, Ronald T Gansevoort, Bengt Fellström, Dahlia Garza, Nicolas Guzman, Frank A Holtkamp, Gerard M London, Ziad A Massy, Alexandre Mebazaa, Peter G M Mol, Marc A Pfeffer, Yves Rosenberg, Luis M Ruilope, Jonathan Seltzer, Amil M Shah, Salim Shah, Bhupinder Singh, Bergur V Stefánsson, Norman Stockbridge, Wendy Gattis Stough, Kristian Thygesen, Michael Walsh, Christoph Wanner, David G Warnock, Christopher S Wilcox, Janet Wittes, Bertram Pitt, Aliza Thompson, Faiez Zannad
Although cardiovascular disease is a major health burden for patients with chronic kidney disease, most cardiovascular outcome trials have excluded patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. Moreover, the major cardiovascular outcome trials that have been conducted in patients with end-stage renal disease have not demonstrated a treatment benefit. Thus, clinicians have limited evidence to guide the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease, particularly those on dialysis...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430658/the-influence-of-marital-status-on-the-survival-of-patients-with-hodgkin-lymphoma
#14
Fangfang Wang, Xiaoyan Xie, Xiaoming Yang, Guoqing Jiang, Jian Gu
Marital status is viewed as an independent prognostic factor for survival in various cancers. But, little is known about the relationship between marital status and hodgkin lymphoma (HL) outcomes. To investigate the impact of marital status on the survival of patients with HL, we identified 37884 cases from 1988 to 2013 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. The Kaplan-Meier method and multivariate Cox regression model were used for analyzing the influence of marital status on cause-specific survival (CSS)...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430643/lymph-node-status-as-a-prognostic-factor-after-palliative-resection-of-primary-tumor-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#15
Qingguo Li, Changjian Wang, Yaqi Li, Xinxiang Li, Ye Xu, Guoxiang Cai, Peng Lian, Sanjun Cai
Lymph node (LN) status is one of the most important predictors for M0 colorectal cancer patients. However, its clinical impact on stage IV colorectal cancer remains unclear. The study aimed to explore the prognostic value of LN status after palliative resection of primary tumor for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We combined analyses of mCRC patients in Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database and Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (FUSCC).A total of 17,553 patients with mCRC were identified in SEER database...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430613/development-of-comprehensive-nomograms-for-evaluating-overall-and-cancer-specific-survival-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-neck-dissection
#16
Xiao Shi, Wei-Ping Hu, Qing-Hai Ji
BACKGROUND: Neck dissection for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) patients could provide complementary prognostic information for AJCC N staging, like lymph node ratio (LNR). The aim of this study was to develop effective nomograms to better predict survival for LSCC patients treated with neck dissection. RESULTS: 2752 patients were identified and randomly divided into training (n = 2477) and validation (n = 275) cohorts. The 3- and 5-year probabilities of cancer-specific mortality (CSM) were 30...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430589/ier5-as-a-promising-predictive-marker-promotes-irradiation-induced-apoptosis-in-cervical-cancer-tissues-from-patients-undergoing-chemoradiotherapy
#17
Yang Liu, Ming Tian, Hui Zhao, Yue He, Fengshuang Li, Xiunan Li, Xinping Yu, Kuke Ding, Pingkun Zhou, Yumei Wu
PURPOSE: To define the role of immediate-early 5 (IER5) gene as a promising biomarker in predicting the radiosensitivity and prognosis of cervical cancer patients receiving cisplatin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy (DDP-CCRT). RESULTS: Our investigations found that IER5 level was markedly elevated in cervical cancer patients after being treated with irradiation, which indicated IER5 was closely dose induced. By contrast, the correlation between IER5 and radiosensitivity cannot be confirmed by the present study...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430305/turbulence-measurements-in-an-axial-rotary-blood-pump-with-laser-doppler-velocimetry
#18
Chan Y Schüle, Klaus Affeld, Max Kossatz, Christian O Paschereit, Ulrich Kertzscher
BACKGROUND: The implantation of rotary blood pumps as ventricular assist devices (VADs) has become a viable therapy for quite a number of patients with end-stage heart failure. However, these rotary blood pumps cause adverse events that are related to blood trauma. It is currently believed that turbulence in the pump flow plays a significant role. But turbulence has not been measured to date because there is no optical access to the flow space in rotary blood pumps because of their opaque casings...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430301/towards-a-bioengineered-kidney-recellularization-strategies-for-decellularized-native-kidney-scaffolds
#19
Michele Fedecostante, Oana G Onciu, Koen G C Westphal, Rosalinde Masereeuw
Patients with end-stage renal disease often undergo dialysis as a partial substitute for kidney function while waiting for their only treatment option: a kidney transplant. Several research directions emerged for alternatives in support of the ever-growing numbers of patients. Recent years brought big steps forward in the field, with researchers questioning and improving the current dialysis devices as well as moving towards the design of a bioengineered kidney. Whole-organ engineering is also being explored as a possibility, making use of animal or human kidney scaffolds for engineering a transplantable organ...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429629/developing-indicators-of-appropriate-and-inappropriate-end-of-life-care-in-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease-cancer-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-for-population-level-administrative-databases-a-rand-ucla-appropriateness-study
#20
Robrecht De Schreye, Dirk Houttekier, Luc Deliens, Joachim Cohen
BACKGROUND: A substantial amount of aggressive life-prolonging treatments in the final stages of life has been reported for people with progressive life-shortening conditions. Monitoring appropriate and inappropriate end-of-life care is an important public health challenge and requires validated quality indicators. AIM: To develop indicators of appropriate and inappropriate end-of-life care for people with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or Alzheimer's disease, measurable with population-level administrative data...
April 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
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