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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651404/-correlation-between-insufficient-methadone-dosage-and-morphine-positive-urine-on-drop-out-of-treatment-in-patients-with-access-to-methadone-maintenance-treatment
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T Yao, D Feng, M H Pan, Y P Cheng, C X Li, J Wang, Y L Feng, J Shi, T Su, Q Chen, S Shi, S P Wang
Objective: To estimate the incidence of drop out of treatment in patients with access to methadone maintenance treatment and explore the correlation and interaction between insufficient methadone dosage and morphine positive urine on the drop out in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Methods: Face to face interview was conducted in 1 031 patients at 3 methadone maintenance treatment clinics in Guangxi. Results: The study included 1 031 participants, 40.6% of them (419/1 031) had stopped treatment. The drop out rates in urine morphine positive group and methadone dosage<100 mg/d group were 57...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651158/prospective-validation-of-a-lymphocyte-infiltration-prognostic-test-in-stage-iii-colon-cancer-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-folfox
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Jean-François Emile, Catherine Julié, Karine Le Malicot, Come Lepage, Josep Tabernero, Enrico Mini, Gunnar Folprecht, Jean-Luc Van Laethem, Stéphanie Dimet, Camille Boulagnon-Rombi, Marc-Antoine Allard, Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Jaafar Bennouna, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Julien Taieb
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of lymphocyte infiltration (LI) of colorectal carcinoma (CC) has been demonstrated by several groups. However, no validated test is currently available for clinical practice. We previously described an automated and reproducible method for testing LI and aimed to validate it for clinical use. PATIENTS AND METHODS: According to National Institutes of Health criteria, we designed a prospective validation of this biomarker in patients included in the PETACC8 phase III study...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651102/childhood-stress-and-birth-timing-among-african-american-women-cortisol-as-biological-mediator
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Shannon L Gillespie, Lisa M Christian, Angela D Alston, Pamela J Salsberry
Preterm birth (PTB) occurs among 1:11U.S. white women and 1:7.5 African American women and is a significant driver of racial disparities in infant mortality. Maternal stress is the most common clinical phenotype underlying spontaneous PTB. Specific patterns of stress and biological mediators driving PTB remain unclear. We examined the effect of childhood stress on birth timing among African American women and evaluated maternal cortisol elevation as a biological mediator. A prospective observational design was employed, with a single study visit at 28-32 weeks gestation and medical record review...
June 15, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650972/contribution-of-cognitive-performance-and-cognitive-decline-to-associations-between-socioeconomic-factors-and-dementia-a-cohort-study
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Jennifer Rusmaully, Aline Dugravot, Jean-Paul Moatti, Michael G Marmot, Alexis Elbaz, Mika Kivimaki, Séverine Sabia, Archana Singh-Manoux
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic disadvantage is a risk factor for dementia, but longitudinal studies suggest that it does not affect the rate of cognitive decline. Our objective is to understand the manner in which socioeconomic disadvantage shapes dementia risk by examining its associations with midlife cognitive performance and cognitive decline from midlife to old age, including cognitive decline trajectories in those with dementia. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data are drawn from the Whitehall II study (N = 10,308 at study recruitment in 1985), with cognitive function assessed at 4 waves (1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012)...
June 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650513/return-to-work-after-work-related-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-work-focused-cognitive-behavioral-intervention
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Vita Ligaya Dalgaard, Kirstin Aschbacher, Johan Hviid Andersen, David John Glasscock, Morten Vejs Willert, Ole Carstensen, Karin Biering
Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a stress management intervention (SMI) on lasting return to work (RTW) among patients with work-related stress complaints. Methods Sickness benefit departments from three local municipalities referred patients on sick leave with work-related adjustment disorders or mild depression to the Department of Occupational Medicine, Regional Hospital West Jutland. A 2× randomization procedure allocated patients into one of three groups: intervention (N=58), control A (which received a clinical assessment; N=56), or control B (no assessment; N=49)...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650278/late-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-it-mild-lupus
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I W Sohn, Y B Joo, S Won, S C Bae
Objective The objective of this paper is to investigate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with late-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using a prospective observational cohort. Methods Late-onset SLE (≥50 years old) was compared with adult-onset SLE (≥18 and <50 years old) using 1997 ACR classification criteria for SLE, autoantibodies, disease activity measured by Adjusted Mean SLE Disease Activity Index (AMS), and damage measured by Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/ACR Damage Index (SDI)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649751/long-term-management-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-with-omalizumab
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M Pinto Gouveia, A Gameiro, A Pinho, M Gonçalo
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have shown the efficacy of omalizumabs efficacy in refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU), but real-life management strategies are lacking. AIM: To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of omalizumab, and to identify predictive factors and optimum dosage regimens. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 13 patients (11 women, 2 men) with severe CSU [weekly urticaria activity score (UAS7) > 28] resistant to anti-H1 antihistamines...
June 25, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649402/evolutionary-adaptations-of-biofilms-infecting-cystic-fibrosis-lungs-promote-mechanical-toughness-by-adjusting-polysaccharide-production
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Kristin Kovach, Megan Davis-Fields, Yasuhiko Irie, Kanishk Jain, Shashvat Doorwar, Katherine Vuong, Numa Dhamani, Kishore Mohanty, Ahmed Touhami, Vernita D Gordon
Biofilms are communities of microbes embedded in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances, largely polysaccharides. Multiple types of extracellular polymeric substances can be produced by a single bacterial strain. The distinct polymer components of biofilms are known to provide chemical protection, but little is known about how distinct extracellular polysaccharides may also protect biofilms against mechanical stresses such as shear or phagocytic engulfment. Decades-long infections of Pseudomonas. aeruginosa biofilms in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are natural models for studies of biofilm fitness under pressure from antibiotics and the immune system...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649283/clinically-evident-tophi-are-associated-with-reduced-muscle-force-in-the-foot-and-ankle-in-people-with-gout-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sarah Stewart, Nicola Dalbeth, Simon Otter, Peter Gow, Sunil Kumar, Keith Rome
BACKGROUND: The foot and ankle represent a common site for tophi in people with gout, yet it is unclear whether the presence of tophi is related to impaired muscle function. This study aimed to determine the association between foot and ankle tophi and muscle force in people with gout. METHODS: Participants with gout were stratified into two groups based on the presence of clinically-evident tophi affecting the foot or ankle on physical examination. Isometric muscle force for plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, inversion and eversion was measured using static dynamometry...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649032/a-standard-mastectomy-should-not-be-the-only-recommended-breast-surgical-treatment-for-non-metastatic-inflammatory-breast-cancer-a-large-population-based-study-in-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-18
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Hongliang Chen, Kejin Wu, Maoli Wang, Fuwen Wang, Mingdi Zhang, Peng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Standard mastectomy has long been the recommended breast surgical treatment for non-metastatic inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The objective of this population-based study was to evaluate the significance of various breast surgical treatments for this highly aggressive subtype. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program registry was searched to identify women with non-metastatic IBC receiving standard treatment including breast surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy diagnosed between 1998 and 2013...
June 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648402/guided-graded-exercise-self-help-plus-specialist-medical-care-versus-specialist-medical-care-alone-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-getset-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lucy V Clark, Francesca Pesola, Janice M Thomas, Mario Vergara-Williamson, Michelle Beynon, Peter D White
BACKGROUND: Graded exercise therapy is an effective and safe treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, but it is therapist intensive and availability is limited. We aimed to test the efficacy and safety of graded exercise delivered as guided self-help. METHODS: In this pragmatic randomised controlled trial, we recruited adult patients (18 years and older) who met the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome from two secondary-care clinics in the UK...
June 22, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648203/high-levels-of-both-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-and-alkaline-phosphatase-are-independent-preictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-stage-4-5-chronic-kidney-disease
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Fernando Caravaca-Fontán, Lilia Azevedo, Miguel Ángel Bayo, Boris Gonzales-Candia, Enrique Luna, Francisco Caravaca
INTRODUCTION: High serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels are associated with increased mortality in the general population. However, this association has scarcely been investigated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics of CKD patients with abnormally elevated serum GGT, and its value for predicting mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study in a population cohort of adults with stage 4-5 CKD not yet on dialysis...
May 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647420/increased-prevalence-of-cerebrovascular-disease-in-hospitalized-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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Sarasa T Kim, Harry Cloft, Kelly D Flemming, David F Kallmes, Giuseppe Lanzino, Waleed Brinjikji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Small studies have suggested that Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is associated with a number of cerebrovascular complications. We sought to determine whether a clinical diagnosis of EDS is associated with a higher prevalence of cerebrovascular diseases than the general population by performing a case-control study of hospitalized patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). METHODS: Using the 2000-2012 NIS, we performed a case-control study matching cases of EDS to controls without such a diagnosis...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647393/the-effect-and-use-of-milestones-in-the-assessment-of-neurological-surgery-residents-and-residency-programs
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Lisa N Conforti, Nicholas A Yaghmour, Stanley J Hamstra, Eric S Holmboe, Benjamin Kennedy, Jesse J Liu, Heidi Waldo, Nathan R Selden
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones on the assessment of neurological surgery residents. The authors sought to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and utility of this new framework in making judgments of progressive competence, its implementation within programs, and the influence on curricula. Residents were also surveyed to elicit the effect of Milestones on their educational experience and professional development...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647194/prediction-of-6-minute-walk-performance-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Xi Chen, Julie A Stoner, Polly S Montgomery, Ana I Casanegra, Federico Silva-Palacios, Sixia Chen, Amanda E Janitz, Andrew W Gardner
BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a highly prevalent disease that impairs walking ability. Walking tests, such as the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and 4-meter walk test, are commonly used to assess exercise endurance and ambulatory function over a short distance, respectively. The 6MWT performance is predictive of PAD severity and disease outcomes, but it is not feasible in many clinical settings because it requires a long walkway to serve as the test route and lengthens clinic visits...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646584/prehospital-advanced-cardiac-life-support-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-cohort-study
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Alexis Cournoyer, Eric Notebaert, Massimiliano Iseppon, Sylvie Cossette, Luc Londei-Leduc, Yoan Lamarche, Judy Morris, Éric Piette, Raoul Daoust, Jean-Marc Chauny, Catalina Sokoloff, Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, Jean Paquet, André Denault
OBJECTIVES: Out-of-hospital advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) has not consistently shown a positive impact on survival. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) could render prolonged on-site resuscitation (ACLS or basic cardiac life support [BCLS]) undesirable in selected cases. The objectives of this study were to evaluate, in patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and in a subgroup of potential E-CPR candidates, the association between the addition of prehospital ACLS to BCLS and survival to hospital discharge, prehospital return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and delay from call to hospital arrival...
June 24, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646123/expression-of-mir-23a-induces-telomere-shorteningand-is-associated-with-poor-clinical-outcomesin-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Mamoru Satoh, Takahito Nasu, Yuji Takahashi, Takuya Osaki, Sho Hitomi, Yoshihiro Morino, Motoyuki Nakamura
Telomeric repeat binding factor 2 (TRF2) plays an important role in telomere maintenance. MicroRNA (miR)-23a may directly inhibit TRF2 expression, inducing telomere shortening and cellular senescence. This study aimed to determine whether miR-23a and TRF2 are expressed in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), and whether pitavastatin might affect these levels. This study included 104 patients with CAD and 50 controls. Patients with CAD were randomly divided into two subgroups [a moderate lipid lowering therapy (LLT) group and an aggressive LLT group]...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646083/does-depression-increase-the-risk-of-stroke-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Tzung-Yi Tsai, Ming-Chi Lu, Hanoch Livneh, Shan-Yun Chiu, Ning-Sheng Lai, How-Ran Guo
OBJECTIVES: Comorbid depression is common and undertreated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It remains uncertain whether comorbid depression provoked the risk of poor clinical outcome, stroke in particular, among patients with RA. This work aimed to determine if depression onset during the treatment process increases stroke risk for patients with RA as compared with those with (1) neither RA nor depression, (2) RA only and (3) depression only. DESIGN: A nationwide, population-based cohort study...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645482/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Aly-Khan A Lalani, Rana R McKay, Xun Lin, Ronit Simantov, Marina D Kaymakcalan, Toni K Choueiri
INTRODUCTION: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are potent inhibitors of gastric acid secretion and can affect the optimal absorption of concomitant oral medications, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of PPI use on survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients treated in the targeted therapy era. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of mRCC patients treated in phase II and III clinical trials...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645252/statin-use-reduces-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-mortality-amongst-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-5-year-cohort-study
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Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Anca Ka Chun Chan, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam
BACKGROUND: The benefit of statin on the management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Chinese patients in primary care is not clear nor fully implemented in clinical practice. This study aimed to evaluate and quantify the benefit of statin on the overall cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality in patients with T2DM. METHODS: Uncomplicated diabetic patients with baseline low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) > 2.6 mmol/L and without statin use before baseline in 2010 were followed-up for 5 years for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality...
June 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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