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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728141/estimates-of-soil-ingestion-in-a-population-of-chinese-children
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Chunye Lin, Beibei Wang, Xiaoyong Cui, Dongqun Xu, Hongguang Cheng, Qin Wang, Jin Ma, Tuanyao Chai, Xiaoli Duan, Xitao Liu, Junwei Ma, Xuan Zhang, Yanzhong Liu
BACKGROUND: China's soil pollution poses serious health risks. However, data regarding the soil ingestion rate (SIR) of the Chinese population, which is critical to assessing associated health risks, are lacking. OBJECTIVES: We estimated soil ingestion of 177 Chinese children from Guangdong, Hubei, and Gansu Provinces. METHODS: We conducted this investigation by employing a tracer mass-balance method. We collected a duplicate of all food consumed and all feces and urine excreted on 1 d () and over 3 consecutive d (), as well as soil samples from play areas and drinking-water samples...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724477/oliver-sacks-our-correspondence-about-twins-twin-research-vanishing-twins-syndrome-discordant-sex-in-mz-twins-pregnancy-outcomes-in-ivf-and-icsi-conceived-twins-print-and-media-superfetated-twins-twins-discordant-for-smoking-twins-in-fashion-yale-university
#2
Nancy L Segal
The late neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks, published an insightful 1986 review of Marjorie Wallace's book, The Silent Twins, in the New York Times. Taking exception to his assertion about Sir Francis Galton, I wrote a letter to the Times' editor. The letter was unpublished, but it brought a wonderful response from Sacks himself that is reproduced and examined. Next, brief reviews of twin research concerning the vanishing twin syndrome (VTS), discordant sex in a monozygotic (MZ) twin pair, and multiple pregnancy outcomes from assisted reproductive technology (ART) are presented...
August 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724283/lung-cancer-screening-with-low-dose-ct-in-female-never-smokers-retrospective-cohort-study-with-long-term-national-data-follow-up
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Hyae Young Kim, Kyu-Won Jung, Kun Young Lim, Soo-Hyun Lee, Jae Kwan Jun, Jeongseon Kim, Bin Hwangbo, Jin Soo Lee
Purpose: Because of growing concerns about lung cancer in female never smokers, low-dose chest CT (LDCT) screening is often performed although it has never shown clinical benefits. We examine whether or not female never smokers really need annual LDCT screening when the initial LDCT showed negative findings. Materials and Methods: This retrospective cohort study included 4,365 female never smokers aged 40 to 79 years who performed initial LDCT from Aug 2002 to Dec 2007...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723862/risk-of-colorectal-cancer-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yuga Komaki, Fukiko Komaki, Dejan Micic, Akio Ido, Atsushi Sakuraba
BACKGROUND: Association between chronic kidney disease and colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. GOALS: To assess the risk of CRC in patients with various chronic kidney diseases before and after kidney transplantation. STUDY: Electronic databases were searched for cohort studies assessing the risk of CRC in patients with chronic kidney diseases. The primary outcome was the risk of CRC among studies that reported the risk as standardized incidence rate (SIR)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723802/tocilizumab-for-uncontrollable-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-complicating-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#5
Asami Masui-Ito, Ryuji Okamoto, Kaoru Ikejiri, Mika Fujimoto, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Shiro Nakamori, Tomohiro Murata, Eiji Ishikawa, Norikazu Yamada, Hiroshi Imai, Masaaki Ito
RATIONALE: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by evanescent salmon-pink rash, fever spikes, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy. AOSD usually has a good prognosis, but it can sometimes be fatal, especially when it is complicated by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ failure. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 26-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for persistent high fever and mild systemic edema...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723762/recombinant-human-tsh-stimulated-thyroglobulin-levels-at-remnant-ablation-predict-structural-incomplete-response-to-treatment-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Jeonghoon Ha, Min Hee Kim, Kwanhoon Jo, Yejee Lim, Ja Seong Bae, Sohee Lee, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Dong Jun Lim
In patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, stimulated thyroglobulin (sTg) levels after thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) at remnant ablation (RA) and at 6 to 12 months are known to have good prognostic value. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic impacts and best cutoff values of sTg levels under recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone (rhTSH) treatment at RA and at follow-up. A total of 151 patients were enrolled, of whom 77 were followed up with rhTSH-stimulated Tg (rhTSH-sTg) and 74 with THW-stimulated Tg (THW-sTg) at 6 to 12 months after rhTSH-aided RA...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722506/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-parotid-glands-before-and-after-abatacept-therapy-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-utility-to-evaluate-and-predict-response-to-treatment
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Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hiroto Tsuboi, Masahiro Yokosawa, Hiromitsu Asashima, Tomoya Hirota, Yuya Kondo, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVE: To compare parotid diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) taken before and after abatacept therapy in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to examine the utility in evaluation and prediction of response to therapy. METHODS: DWIs of the parotid glands taken at baseline and 52 weeks after initiation of abatacept were analyzed in nine SS patients with RA using relative standard deviation (RSD) of the entire glands and signal intensity ratio (SIR) within the residual parenchyma...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722092/-predictive-factors-of-intestinal-necrosis-in-acute-mesenteric-vascular-occlusive-diseases
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Dafang Liu, Yingjiang Ye, Qiwei Xie, Mujun Yin, Xiaodong Yang, Bin Liang, Shan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive factors of intestinal necrosis in acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases and its significance for the timing of exploratory laparotomy. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 63 patients diagnosed as acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases at Peking University People's Hospital between July 1995 and June 2015. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to identify predictive factors for intestinal necrosis...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721470/an-alternative-to-moment-closure
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Ingemar Nåsell
Moment closure methods are widely used to analyze mathematical models. They are specifically geared toward derivation of approximations of moments of stochastic models, and of similar quantities in other models. The methods possess several weaknesses: Conditions for validity of the approximations are not known, magnitudes of approximation errors are not easily evaluated, spurious solutions can be generated that require large efforts to eliminate, and expressions for the approximations are in many cases too complex to be useful...
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720285/ultrasound-based-shear-wave-elastography-in-the-assessment-of-patients-with-diabetic-kidney-disease
#10
Flaviu Bob, Iulia Grosu, Ioan Sporea, Simona Bota, Alina Popescu, Alexandra Sima, Roxana Şirli, Ligia Petrica, Romulus Timar, Adalbert Schiller
In previous studies of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography, using Virtual Touch tissue quantification (VTQ) (Siemens Acuson S2000), it was reported that the measurement of renal shear wave speed in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not influenced exclusively by renal fibrosis. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the role of VTQ in patients with diabetic kidney disease, considered the main cause of CKD. The study group included 164 patients: 80 patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD) and 84 without renal disease or diabetes mellitus...
July 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717751/second-primary-cancers-after-primary-breast-cancer-diagnosis-in-israeli-women-1992-to-2006
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Barbara G Silverman, Irena Lipshitz, Lital Keinan-Boker
PURPOSE: Improvements in early detection and treatment have resulted in improved long-term survival from breast cancer, which increases the likelihood of the occurrence of second primary cancers. We calculated the risk of second primary cancers among Israeli women receiving a first primary breast cancer diagnosis. METHODS: By using data from the Israel National Cancer Registry, we identified 46,090 women with invasive breast cancer diagnosed between 1990 and 2006 and non-breast primary cancers diagnosed subsequent to breast cancer diagnosis...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714296/-68-ga-somatostatin-analogue-pet-ct-analysis-of-costs-and-benefits-in-a-public-hospital-setting
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Tatiana Segard, Laurence Mja Morandeau, Elizabeth A Geelhoed, Roslyn J Francis
INTRODUCTION: Between 2009 and 2012, (68) Ga-somatostatin analogue PET-CT progressively replaced (111) In-octreotide scintigraphy for imaging neuroendocrine tumours in WA public hospitals due to published literature demonstrating improved diagnostic accuracy and increased availability. Despite significantly improved sensitivity and specificity, (68) Ga-somatostatin analogue PET is currently unfunded in Australia. This study sought to undertake cost analysis of the two modalities in a public hospital setting and to compare them with regard to patient factors such as imaging time and radiation dose...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713383/the-toxicological-mechanisms-of-environmental-soot-black-carbon-and-carbon-black-focus-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-pathways
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REVIEW
Rituraj Niranjan, Ashwani Kumar Thakur
The environmental soot and carbon blacks (CBs) cause many diseases in humans, but their underlying mechanisms of toxicity are still poorly understood. Both are formed after the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons but differ in their constituents and percent carbon contents. For the first time, "Sir Percival Pott" described soot as a carcinogen, which was subsequently confirmed by many others. The existing data suggest three main types of diseases due to soot and CB exposures: cancer, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular dysfunctions...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712645/comparison-of-qsofa-score-and-sirs-criteria-as-screening-mechanisms-for-emergency-department-sepsis
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Samir Haydar, Matthew Spanier, Patricia Weems, Samantha Wood, Tania Strout
OBJECTIVES: The Quick Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score has been shown to accurately predict mortality in septic patients and is part of recently proposed diagnostic criteria for sepsis. We sought to ascertain the sensitive of the score in diagnosing sepsis, as well as the diagnostic timeliness of the score when compared to traditional systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria in a population of emergency department (ED) patients treated in the ED, admitted, and subsequently discharged with a diagnosis of sepsis...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711778/the-efficacy-and-associated-bleeding-complications-of-recombinant-antithrombin-supplementation-among-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Hiroyuki Koami, Yuichiro Sakamoto, Ryota Sakurai, Miho Ohta, Hisashi Imahase, Mayuko Yahata, Mitsuru Umeka, Toru Miike, Futoshi Nagashima, Takashi Iwamura, Kosuke Chris Yamada, Satoshi Inoue
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and complications of recombinant antithrombin (rAT) supplementation for adult patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) compared with conventional plasma derived AT (pAT) treatment in the intensive care unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed in a single national university hospital in Japan. Adult patients from April 2015 to March 2016 with DIC were divided into two groups based on the type of AT agent used: the pAT group (n=24) and the rAT group (n=21)...
July 3, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711593/clinical-evaluation-of-sepsis-1-and-sepsis-3-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Xueling Fang, Zhenzhen Wang, Jun Yang, Hongliu Cai, Zhengjie Yao, Kun Li, Qiang Fang
BACKGROUND: There has been considerable controversy between sepsis-1 and sepsis-3 criteria. METHODS: Patients with infection meeting SIRS ≥ 2 criteria (sepsis-1) or a SOFA score ≥ 2 (sepsis-3) on the first day after ICU admission were selected from the MIMIC-III database, and their outcomes were compared using all-cause death as the endpoint. Subgroup analysis was also performed based on prior chronic organ dysfunction. RESULTS: 21,491 infected patients were included...
July 12, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710115/acromegaly-is-associated-with-increased-cancer-risk-a-survey-in-italy
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Massimo Terzolo, Giuseppe Reimondo, Paola Berchialla, Emanuele Ferrante, Elena Malchiodi, Laura De Marinis, Rosario Pivonello, Silvia Grottoli, Marco Losa, Salvatore Cannavò, Diego Ferone, Marcella Montini, Marta Bondanelli, Ernesto de Menis, Chiara Martini, Efisio Puxeddu, Antonino Velardo, Alessandro Peri, Marco Faustini-Fustini, Patrizia Tita, Francesca Pigliaru, Giulia Peraga, Giorgio Borretta, Carla Scaroni, Nicoletta Bazzoni, Antonio Bianchi, Alessandro Berton, Andreea Liliana Serban, Roberto Baldelli, Letizia Fatti, Annamaria Al Colao, Maura Arosio
It is debated if acromegalic patients have an increased risk to develop malignancies. The aim of the present study was to assess the standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of different types of cancer in acromegaly on a large series of acromegalic patients managed in the somatostatin analogs era. It was evaluated the incidence of cancer in an Italian nationwide multicenter cohort study of 1512 acromegalic patients, 624 men and 888 women, mean age at diagnosis 45 +/- 13 years, followed-up for a mean of 10 years (12573 person-years) in respect to the general Italian population...
July 14, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709798/risk-of-second-primary-malignancies-in-patients-with-follicular-lymphoma-a-united-states-population-based-study
#18
Smith Giri, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Vivek Verma, Ranjan Pathak, R Gregory Bociek, Julie M Vose, James O Armitage
BACKGROUND: With the improving outcomes of patients with follicular lymphoma (FL), it is imperative to focus on survivorship issues, including the development of second primary malignancies (SPMs). We used a large US database to measure the risk of SPMs among FL survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-13 registry to identify FL patients from 1992 to 2011. We calculated the risk of SPMs, developing ≥ 6 months after diagnosis, using the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) and absolute excess risk...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709290/stochastic-dynamics-for-reinfection-by-transmitted-diseases
#19
Alessandro S Barros, Suani T R Pinho
The use of stochastic models to study the dynamics of infectious diseases is an important tool to understand the epidemiological process. For several directly transmitted diseases, reinfection is a relevant process, which can be expressed by endogenous reactivation of the pathogen or by exogenous reinfection due to direct contact with an infected individual (with smaller reinfection rate σβ than infection rate β). In this paper, we examine the stochastic susceptible, infected, recovered, infected (SIRI) model simulating the endogenous reactivation by a spontaneous reaction, while exogenous reinfection by a catalytic reaction...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709062/cancer-incidence-in-the-agrican-cohort-study-2005-2011
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Clémentine Lemarchand, Séverine Tual, Noémie Levêque-Morlais, Stéphanie Perrier, Aurélien Belot, Michel Velten, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Elisabeth Marcotullio, Alain Monnereau, Bénédicte Clin, Isabelle Baldi, Pierre Lebailly
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have been conducted among farmers, but very few of them have involved large prospective cohorts, and few have included a significant proportion of women and farm workers. Our aim was to compare cancer incidence in the cohort (overall, by sex, and by work on farm, occupational status and pesticide use) within the general population. METHODS: More than 180,000 participants in the AGRICAN cohort were matched to cancer registries to identify cancer cases diagnosed from enrolment (2005-2007) to 31st December 2011...
July 11, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
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