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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667880/motion-artifacts-lesion-type-and-parenchymal-enhancement-in-breast-mri-what-does-really-influence-diagnostic-accuracy
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Paola Clauser, Matthias Dietzel, Michael Weber, Clemens G Kaiser, Pascal At Baltzer
Background Motion artifacts can reduce image quality of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There is a lack of data regarding their effect on diagnostic estimates. Purpose To evaluate factors that potentially influence readers' diagnostic estimates in breast MRI: motion artifacts; amount of fibroglandular tissue; background parenchymal enhancement; lesion size; and lesion type. Material and Methods This Institutional Review Board-approved, retrospective, cross-sectional, single-center study included 320 patients (mean age = 55...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667581/relation-between-bioresorbable-scaffold-sizing-using-qca-dmax-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-1-232-patients-from-3-study-cohorts-absorb-cohort-b-absorb-extend-and-absorb-ii
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Yuki Katagiri, Yoshinobu Onuma, Taku Asano, Ply Chichareon, Carlos Collet, Yosuke Miyazaki, Jan J Piek, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Alexandre Abizaid, John A Ormiston, Bernard Chevalier, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: This study sought to investigate the long-term clinical outcomes related to scaffold sizing based on quantitative coronary angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1,248 patients who received Absorb bioresorbable scaffolds in the ABSORB Cohort B, ABSOR EXTEND, ABSORB II trials were included in the analysis. The incidence of MACE (a composite of cardiac death, any myocardial infarction [MI], and ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization [ID-TLR]) was analysed according to the Dmax subclassification of oversized scaffold group versus non-oversized (any undersize) scaffold group...
April 17, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667338/variation-in-the-tek-gene-is-not-associated-with-asthma-but-with-allergic-conjunctivitis
#3
L E Fodor, A Gézsi, Z Gál, A Nagy, A Kiss, A Bikov, C Szalai
The Tie2 receptor is an important player in angiogenesis. The Tie2 mRNA and protein are abundantly expressed in the lungs and the associated pathway also has an important role in the development and function of the eye. Tie2 is encoded by the TEK gene in humans. Recently, variations in the TEK gene have been found associated with asthma. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether variations in the TEK gene influenced the susceptibility to pediatric asthma and/or associated phenotypes like GINA status, viral- or exercise-induced asthma, allergic asthma, indoor, outdoor, inhalative allergies, IgE and eosonophil levels, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667299/usp4-expression-independently-predicts-favorable-survival-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#4
Ming Zhong, Qi Jiang, Ronghui Jin
Ubiquitin specific protease 4 (USP4) is a member of the USPs family, which catalyzes the cleavage of ubiquitin from a series of protein substrates, thereby modulating a number of cellular signaling pathways. In this study, we aimed to explore the expression profile of USP4 in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) using large patient cohorts in the Cancer Genome Atlas and the International Cancer Genome Consortium and to investigate its prognostic value and the possible mechanisms of its dysregulation. Results showed that USP4 was significantly downregulated in LUAD tissues (N = 514) compared with the normal controls (N = 59)...
April 17, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667275/clinicopathological-significance-of-mir-26-mir-107-mir-125b-and-mir-203-in-head-and-neck-carcinomas
#5
Wilfredo Alejandro González-Arriagada, Pablo Olivero, Belén Rodríguez, Carlo Lozano-Burgos, Carine Ervolino de Oliveira, Ricardo D Coletta
OBJECTIVES: MicroRNAs play a role in the development and progression of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Our aim was to study the expression of miR-26, miR-107, miR-125b and miR-203 in primary HNSCC with and without lymph node metastasis and their clinicopathological significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of microRNAs in primary HNSCC with lymph node metastasis (n=16), and their matched lymph node, as well as primary tumours without metastasis (n=16), were determined by quantitative RT-PCR, and analysed with clinicopathological features and survival...
April 18, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667218/early-repolarization-is-involved-in-ventricular-fibrillation-in-patients-with-variant-angina
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Tetsuji Shinohara, Hidekazu Kondo, Akira Fukui, Hidefumi Akioka, Yasushi Teshima, Kunio Yufu, Mikiko Nakagawa, Naohiko Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Variant angina (VA) is caused by reversible coronary artery spasm, which is characterized by chest pain with ST segment elevations on a standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest. VA attack often causes lethal ventricular arrhythmia. The early repolarization (ER) pattern is associated with ventricular fibrillation (VF). However, whether the ER pattern is involved in VF in patients with VA is not known. We investigated the association between the ER pattern and VF in patients with VA...
April 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667016/inflammation-and-the-risk-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-ahres-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
#7
Daniele Pastori, Kazuo Miyazawa, Yanguang Li, Farhan Shahid, Hussein Hado, Gregory Y H Lip
INTRODUCTION: Atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) are associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism. The characteristics of 'real world' patients developing AHREs are poorly known. METHODS: We included 496 consecutive patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Primary endpoint was occurrence of AHREs, defined as > 175 bpm and lasting > 5 min, in a median follow-up of 16.5 (IQR 3.9-38.6) months (1082...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666980/epidemiology-of-uveitis-in-a-us-population-based-study
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Marta Mora González, Marissé Masís Solano, Travis C Porco, Catherine E Oldenburg, Nisha R Acharya, Shan C Lin, Matilda F Chan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between self-reported uveitis and purported demographic and clinical risk factors, using an American adult population extracted from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years 2009 and 2010. This is a cross-sectional, population-based study using a sample of 5106 subjects between 20 and 69 years old. The main outcome for our study was the self-report of a diagnosis of uveitis. The demographic analysis included age, gender, and ethnicity...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666769/joint-level-energetics-differentiate-isoinertial-from-speed-power-resistance-training-a-bayesian-analysis
#9
Bernard X W Liew, Christopher C Drovandi, Samuel Clifford, Justin W L Keogh, Susan Morris, Kevin Netto
Background: There is convincing evidence for the benefits of resistance training on vertical jump improvements, but little evidence to guide optimal training prescription. The inability to detect small between modality effects may partially reflect the use of ANOVA statistics. This study represents the results of a sub-study from a larger project investigating the effects of two resistance training methods on load carriage running energetics. Bayesian statistics were used to compare the effectiveness of isoinertial resistance against speed-power training to change countermovement jump (CMJ) and squat jump (SJ) height, and joint energetics...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666667/impact-of-the-timing-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-overt-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-on-yield-and-rebleeding-rate-is-sooner-than-14-d-advisable
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Catarina Gomes, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, Ana Ponte, Joana Silva, Jaime Pereira Rodrigues, Mafalda Sousa, João Carlos Silva, João Carvalho
AIM: To evaluate the impact of the timing of capsule endoscopy (CE) in overt-obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). METHODS: Retrospective, single-center study, including patients submitted to CE in the setting of overt-OGIB between January 2005 and August 2017. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to the timing of CE (≤ 48 h; 48 h-14 d; ≥ 14 d). The diagnostic and therapeutic yield (DY and TY), the rebleeding rate and the time to rebleed were calculated and compared between groups...
April 16, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666026/cervical-cancer-state-of-the-science-from-angiogenesis-blockade-to-checkpoint-inhibition
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REVIEW
Lindsey E Minion, Krishnansu S Tewari
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has emerged as a therapeutic target in several malignancies, including cervical cancer. Chemotherapy doublets combined with the fully humanized monoclonal antibody, bevacizumab, now constitute first-line therapy for women struggling with recurrent/metastatic cervical carcinoma. Regulatory approval for this indication was based on the phase III randomized trial, GOG 240, which demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival when bevacizumab was added to chemotherapy: 17...
March 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665892/-expression-of-lnk-genes-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-and-its-clinical-significance
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Xi Luo, Mei Tan, Liu-Song Wu, Run-Mei Tian, Ying Rong, Qiong Su, Ping Zhu, Yan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of LNK gene in patients with acute leukemia (AL) and its correlation with the clinical characteristics. METHODS: Real-time quantitative RT-PCR was used to detect the level of LNK mRNA in bone marrow samples from 80 patients diagnosed as AL(42 cases of ALL, and 38 cases of AML), and its relevance with clinical indicators was statistically analyzed. Western blot was used to detect the expression of LNK protein. The bone marrow samples of 16 healthy volunteers were used as the controls...
April 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665838/fungal-infections-in-adult-patients-on-extracorporeal-life-support
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Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, Hakeem Yusuff, Richard Porter
BACKGROUND: Patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are often among the most severely ill in the intensive care unit. They are often receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics; they have multiple entry points for pathogens; and their immune system is impaired by blood circuit interaction. These factors are thought to predispose them to fungal infections. We thus aimed to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis of fungal infections in adults on ECMO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry, which compiles data on ECMO use from hundreds of international centers...
April 17, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665826/association-between-afterhours-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-strained-capacity-and-mortality-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Adam M Hall, Henry T Stelfox, Xioaming Wang, Guanmin Chen, Danny J Zuege, Peter Dodek, Allan Garland, Damon C Scales, Luc Berthiaume, David A Zygun, Sean M Bagshaw
BACKGROUND: Admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) outside daytime hours has been shown to be variably associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We aimed to describe the characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to the ICU afterhours (22:00-06:59 h) in a large Canadian health region. We further hypothesized that the association between afterhours admission and mortality would be modified by indicators of strained ICU capacity. METHODS: This is a population-based cohort study of 12,265 adults admitted to nine ICUs in Alberta from June 2012 to December 2014...
April 17, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665824/inflammatory-back-pain-in-psoriatic-arthritis-is-significantly-more-responsive-to-corticosteroids-compared-to-back-pain-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-prospective-open-labelled-controlled-pilot-study
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Muhammad Haroon, Muddassar Ahmad, Muhammad Nouman Baig, Olivia Mason, John Rice, Oliver FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of corticosteroids in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and inflammatory back pain has not been studied to date. In this controlled trial, we aimed to investigate the comparative performance of corticosteroids in patients with active axial-PsA (AxPsA) versus those with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Patients with AxPsA and AS (naïve to biologic therapies), who not only had clinically active disease, but also had bone marrow oedema on magnetic resonance imaging of the sacroiliac joints, were recruited...
April 17, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665727/changes-in-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-rates-among-children-with-immune-compromised-conditions-an-11-year-review
#16
Lauri A Linder, Cheryl Gerdy, Yeonjung Jo, Andrew Wilson
This article describes changes in central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates among common causative organisms over an 11-year period on a pediatric inpatient unit prior to and following CLABSI reduction strategies. The setting for this descriptive cohort design study was a 32-bed inpatient unit in a tertiary pediatric hospital serving children with immune compromised conditions, including cancer and recipients of hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplants. Between January 2006 and December 2016, 265 CLABSIs involving 189 patients were reported...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665670/-the-relationship-between-the-radioresistance-of-pancreatic-cancer-cell-sw1990-and-the-induction-of-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-an-in-vitro-study
#17
Y H Jiang, K Y You, Z F Bi, L T Li, H Q Mo, Y M Liu
Objective: To investigate the relationship between the radioresistance of pancreatic cancer cell SW1990 and the induction of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). Methods: The radio-resistant pancreatic cancer cell SW1990-R were established by using the method of radiating pancreatic cancer cell SW1990 step by step and repeatedly. Then the changes of the morphology of the cell was observed by inverted phase contrast microscope, the radioresistance of SW1990-R was detected by colony-forming assay, and the apoptosis rate of the two cell lines after radiation were measured by flow cytometry...
March 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665499/hospital-readmissions-after-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-southern-portugal
#18
Hipólito Nzwalo, Jerina Nogueira, Patrícia Guilherme, Pedro Abreu, Catarina Félix, Fátima Ferreira, Sara Ramalhete, Ana Marreiros, Turgut Tatlisumak, Lars Thomassen, Nicola Logallo
OBJECTIVES: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) survivors are at risk of hospital readmissions. Data on readmissions after SICH is scarce. We aimed to study the frequency and predictors of readmissions after SICH in Algarve, Portugal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of a community representative cohort of SICH survivors (2009-2015). The first unplanned readmission in the first year after discharge was the outcome. Cox regression analysis was performed to identify predictors of 1-year readmission...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665462/urinary-phthalate-metabolites-and-environmental-phenols-in-university-students-in-south-china
#19
Xue-Mei Zhang, Xiang-Ying Lou, Liu-Hong Wu, Cong Huang, Da Chen, Ying Guo
In China, university students have unique lifestyles compared with the rest of the youth population, as they are almost entirely isolated in campuses. The number of university students is large, and since students represent the future of human reproduction, exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors (EEDs) may have a large impact on society. In this study, levels of several EEDs, including phthalate metabolites, parabens, bisphenol A (BPA) and its analogues, triclosan (TCS), and benzophenone-3, were determined in 169 urine samples collected from university students in Guangzhou, South China...
April 14, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665283/accelerated-executive-functions-decline-and-gray-matter-structural-changes-in-middle-aged-type-1-diabetes-patients-with-proliferative-retinopathy
#20
Eelco van Duinkerken, Martijn D Steenwijk, Martin Klein, Frederik Barkhof, Daniel C Mograbi, Michaela Diamant, Frank J Snoek, Richard G Ijzerman
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine trajectories of cognitive and cortical changes over time in middle-aged patients with type 1 diabetes and proliferative retinopathy. METHODS: Twenty-five patients and 25 controls underwent neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging twice in 3.56 ± 0.65 and 3.94 ± 0.91 years respectively (P = 0.098). Cognitive assessment included the domains of general cognitive ability, memory, information processing speed, executive functions, attention, motor and psychomotor speed...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
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