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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938744/an-improved-ivm-method-for-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-from-small-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-enhances-oocyte-competence-and-embryo-yield
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F Sánchez, F Lolicato, S Romero, M De Vos, H Van Ranst, G Verheyen, E Anckaert, J E J Smitz
STUDY QUESTION: Are meiotic and developmental competence of human oocytes from small (2-8 mm) antral follicles improved by applying an optimized IVM method involving a prematuration step in presence of C-Type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP) followed by a maturation step in presence of FSH and Amphiregulin (AREG)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A strategy involving prematuration culture (PMC) in the presence of CNP followed by IVM using FSH + AREG increases oocyte maturation potential leading to a higher availability of Day 3 embryos and good-quality blastocysts for single embryo transfer...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937516/validation-of-ultrasound-guidance-targeting-tasks-relationship-of-performance-and-clinical-experience
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Joshua F Nitsche, Kristina M Shumard, Brian C Brost
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether health care provider performance on a novel task trainer and a set of newly created ultrasound guidance targeting tasks relates with their level of clinical experience. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, two assessment sessions were carried out in which inexperienced (n=21 and n=15) and experienced (n=14 and n=10) health care providers completed five previously described ultrasound guidance targeting tasks. Raw completion time, number of targeting errors, and error-adjusted completion time for each task were compared between groups with a t test for independent measures...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936957/-pk-pd-of-vancomycin-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-combined-with-augmented-renal-clearance
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Juan He, Enqiang Mao, Feng Jing, Huiting Jiang, Wenyun Xu, Wanhua Yang, Erzhen Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the serum trough concentration and the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of vancomycin in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), and analyze the effect of vancomycin continuous infusion for optimizing the characteristics of its PK/PD. METHODS: The inhospital patients with SAP received vancomycin treatment and admitted to emergency intensive care unit (EICU) of Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine from January 2011 to December 2016 were enrolled...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936581/exploring-methods-for-comparing-the-real-world-effectiveness-of-treatments-for-osteoporosis-adjusted-direct-comparisons-versus-using-patients-as-their-own-control
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Linda Karlsson, Johan Mesterton, Maurille Feudjo Tepie, Michele Intorcia, Jetty Overbeek, Oskar Ström
Using Swedish and Dutch registry data for women initiating bisphosphonates, we evaluated two methods of comparing the real-world effectiveness of osteoporosis treatments that attempt to adjust for differences in patient baseline characteristics. Each method has advantages and disadvantages; both are potential complements to clinical trial analyses. PURPOSE: We evaluated methods of comparing the real-world effectiveness of osteoporosis treatments that attempt to adjust for both observed and unobserved confounding...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935850/viro-immunological-response-of-drug-naive-hiv-1-infected-patients-starting-a-first-line-regimen-with-viraemia-500-000-copies-ml-in-clinical-practice
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Maria Mercedes Santoro, Domenico Di Carlo, Daniele Armenia, Mauro Zaccarelli, Carmela Pinnetti, Manuela Colafigli, Francesca Prati, Andrea Boschi, Anna Maria Degli Antoni, Filippo Lagi, Laura Sighinolfi, Cristina Gervasoni, Massimo Andreoni, Andrea Antinori, Cristina Mussini, Carlo Federico Perno, Vanni Borghi, Gaetana Sterrantino
BACKGROUND: Virological success (VS) and immunological reconstitution (IR) of antiretroviral-naïve HIV-1 infected patients with pre-therapy viral load (VL) >500,000 copies/mL was assessed after 12 months of treatment according to initial drug-class regimens. METHODS: An observational multicenter retrospective study was performed. VS was defined as the first VL <50 copies/mL from treatment start. IR was defined as an increase of at least 150 CD4+ T-lymphocytes from treatment start...
September 22, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935558/immediate-interruption-of-sedation-compared-with-usual-sedation-care-in-critically-ill-postoperative-patients-sos-ventilation-a-randomised-parallel-group-clinical-trial
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Gerald Chanques, Matthieu Conseil, Claire Roger, Jean-Michel Constantin, Albert Prades, Julie Carr, Laurent Muller, Boris Jung, Fouad Belafia, Moussa Cissé, Jean-Marc Delay, Audrey de Jong, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Emmanuel Futier, Grégoire Mercier, Nicolas Molinari, Samir Jaber
BACKGROUND: Avoidance of excessive sedation and subsequent prolonged mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICUs) is recommended, but no data are available for critically ill postoperative patients. We hypothesised that in such patients stopping sedation immediately after admission to the ICU could reduce unnecessary sedation and improve patient outcomes. METHODS: We did a randomised, parallel-group, clinical trial at three ICUs in France. Stratified randomisation with minimisation (1:1 via a restricted web platform) was used to assign eligible patients (aged ≥18 years, admitted to an ICU after abdominal surgery, and expected to require at least 12 h of mechanical ventilation because of a critical illness defined by a Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score >1 for any organ, but without severe acute respiratory distress syndrome or brain injury) to usual sedation care provided according to recommended practices (control group) or to immediate interruption of sedation (intervention group)...
September 18, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935397/standardization-of-care-for-pediatric-perforated-appendicitis-improves-outcomes
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Yasmine Yousef, Fouad Youssef, Michael Homsy, Trish Dinh, Kartikey Pandya, Hayden Stagg, Robert Baird, Jean-Martin Laberge, Dan Poenaru, Pramod Puligandla, Kenneth Shaw, Sherif Emil
BACKGROUND: The treatment of perforated appendicitis in children is characterized by significant variability in care, morbidity, resource utilization, and outcomes. We prospectively studied how minimization of care variability affects outcomes. METHODS: A clinical pathway for perforated appendicitis, in use for three decades, was further standardized in May 2015 by initiation of a disease severity classification, refinement of discharge criteria, standardization of the operation, and establishment of criteria for use of postoperative total parenteral nutrition, imaging, and invasive procedures...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935348/outcomes-after-sleeve-lung-resections-versus-pneumonectomy-in-the-united-states
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Zaid M Abdelsattar, K Robert Shen, Sai Yendamuri, Stephen Cassivi, Francis C Nichols, Dennis A Wigle, Mark S Allen, Shanda H Blackmon
BACKGROUND: The current national trends, practice patterns, and outcomes after sleeve resection compared with pneumonectomy in the United States are not known. In addition, whether hospital sleeve-to-pneumonectomy (S:P) ratios are a valid marker of hospital quality is unclear. We describe practice patterns and evaluate the utility of the S:P ratio. METHODS: We identified all patients (N = 23,964) undergoing sleeve resection (n = 1,713) or pneumonectomy (n = 22,251) in the National Cancer Data Base between 1998 and 2012 at 644 hospitals...
September 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934966/effectiveness-of-an-interactive-telerehabilitation-system-with-home-based-exercise-training-in-patients-after-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-superiority-no-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah Eichler, Sophie Rabe, Annett Salzwedel, Steffen Müller, Josefine Stoll, Nina Tilgner, Michael John, Karl Wegscheider, Frank Mayer, Heinz Völler
BACKGROUND: Total hip or knee replacement is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures. Physical rehabilitation following total hip or knee replacement is an essential part of the therapy to improve functional outcomes and quality of life. After discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, a subsequent postoperative exercise therapy is needed to maintain functional mobility. Telerehabilitation may be a potential innovative treatment approach. We aim to investigate the superiority of an interactive telerehabilitation intervention for patients after total hip or knee replacement, in comparison to usual care, regarding physical performance, functional mobility, quality of life and pain...
September 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934093/combined-prenatal-pesticide-exposure-and-folic-acid-intake-in-relation-to-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Rebecca J Schmidt, Vladimir Kogan, Janie F Shelton, Lora Delwiche, Robin L Hansen, Sally Ozonoff, Claudia C Ma, Erin C McCanlies, Deborah H Bennett, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Daniel J Tancredi, Heather E Volk
BACKGROUND: Maternal folic acid (FA) protects against developmental toxicity from certain environmental chemicals. OBJECTIVE: We examined combined exposures to maternal FA and pesticides in relation to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: Participants were California children born from 2000-2007 who were enrolled in the Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment (CHARGE) case-control study at age 2-5 y, were clinically confirmed to have ASD (n=296) or typical development (n=220), and had information on maternal supplemental FA and pesticide exposures...
September 8, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933614/coping-strategies-and-adjustment-to-multiple-sclerosis-among-recently-diagnosed-patients-the-mediating-role-of-sense-of-coherence
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Emanuela Calandri, Federica Graziano, Martina Borghi, Silvia Bonino
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between coping strategies (problem solving, emotional release, and avoidance) and adjustment (health-related quality of life, depression, and affective well-being) in a group of recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis patients (up to three years since diagnosis), and to explore the mediating role of sense of coherence between coping strategies and adjustment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Centre...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933234/risk-of-damage-and-mortality-in-sle-patients-fulfilling-the-acr-or-only-the-slicc-classification-criteria-a-10-year-inception-cohort-study
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L Inês, M Rodrigues, D Jesus, F P Fonseca, J A P Silva
Objective To compare damage and mortality, from inception up to 10-year follow-up, between SLE patients meeting at baseline the 1997 ACR criteria or only the 2012 SLICC classification criteria. Methods Patients fulfilling the ACR and/or the SLICC classification criteria for SLE were enrolled at inception and followed-up to 10 years at an academic lupus clinic. Damage was defined as SLICC Damage Index (SDI) score ≥1. We assessed with multivariate Cox models the damage and mortality outcomes, according to SLE classification status at inception, adjusting for potential baseline confounders...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933032/the-effect-of-dumping-on-weight-loss-in-conversion-of-failed-restrictive-surgery-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
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Ruth Van Looveren, Yannick Mandeville, Pieter Logghe, Katrien Vandendriessche, Xander Verbeke, Patrick Vuylsteke, Paul Pattyn, Bart Smet
PURPOSE: Dumping is currently seen as a negative side effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). However, it may help patients to comply with their prescribed diet. In this study, we assess the role of dumping on weight loss in patients who have undergone conversion of failed restrictive surgery into RYGB. METHODS: An analysis was performed of 100 consecutive patients who underwent revisional RYGB (rRYGB) between 2006 and 2011 due to inadequate weight loss or band intolerance after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)...
September 21, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933002/mepolizumab-for-treating-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Iñigo Bermejo, Matt Stevenson, Katy Cooper, Sue Harnan, Jean Hamilton, Mark Clowes, Christopher Carroll, Tim Harrison, Shironjit Saha
As part of its single technology appraisal (STA) process, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the company (GlaxoSmithKline) that manufactures mepolizumab (Nucala(®)) to submit evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of mepolizumab for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma. The School of Health and Related Research Technology Appraisal Group (ScHARR-TAG) at the University of Sheffield was commissioned to act as the independent evidence review group (ERG). The ERG produced a review of the evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of mepolizumab as add-on to standard of care (SoC) compared with SoC and omalizumab, based upon the company's submission to NICE...
September 20, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932292/methotrexate-blood-pressure-and-markers-of-arterial-function-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-repeated-cross-sectional-study
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Arduino A Mangoni, Leena R Baghdadi, E Michael Shanahan, Michael D Wiese, Sara Tommasi, David Elliot, Richard J Woodman
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with lower cardiovascular risk compared to other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). We sought to identify whether the MTX-associated cardioprotection involves changes in blood pressure (BP) and/or arterial function. METHODS: Clinic and 24-hour peripheral and central systolic and diastolic BP (SBP and DBP), augmentation index (AIx), pulse wave velocity (PWV) and plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) were assessed in RA patients on stable treatment with either MTX ± other DMARDs (MTX group, n = 56, age 61 ± 13 years, 70% females) or other DMARDs (non-MTX group, n = 30, age 63 ± 12 years, 76% females)...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931385/internet-use-ehealth-literacy-and-attitudes-toward-computer-internet-among-people-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study-in-two-distant-european-regions
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Christina Athanasopoulou, Maritta Välimäki, Katerina Koutra, Eliisa Löttyniemi, Antonios Bertsias, Maria Basta, Alexandros N Vgontzas, Christos Lionis
BACKGROUND: Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders use the Internet for general and health-related purposes. Their ability to find, understand, and apply the health information they acquire online in order to make appropriate health decisions - known as eHealth literacy - has never been investigated. The European agenda strives to limit health inequalities and enhance mental health literacy. Nevertheless, each European member state varies in levels of Internet use and online health information-seeking...
September 20, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931220/race-ethnicity-and-the-pharmacogenetics-of-reported-suicidality-with-efavirenz-among-clinical-trials-participants
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Katie R Mollan, Camlin Tierney, Jacklyn N Hellwege, Joseph J Eron, Michael G Hudgens, Roy M Gulick, Richard Haubrich, Paul E Sax, Thomas B Campbell, Eric S Daar, Kevin R Robertson, Diana Ventura, Qing Ma, Digna R Velez Edwards, David W Haas
Background: We examined associations between suicidality and genotypes that predict plasma efavirenz exposure among AIDS Clinical Trials Group study participants in the United States. Methods: Four clinical trials randomly assigned treatment-naive participants to efavirenz-containing regimens; suicidality was defined as reported suicidal ideation or attempted or completed suicide. Genotypes that predict plasma efavirenz exposure were defined by CYP2B6 and CYP2A6 polymorphisms...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931164/impact-of-patient-education-on-influenza-vaccine-uptake-among-community-dwelling-elderly-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ka Chun Leung, Carlo Mui, Wing Yan Chiu, Yuk Yiu Ng, Matthew H Y Chen, Pui Hung Ho, Chun Pong Kwok, Suki S M Lam, Chun Yip Wong, Kit Yee Wong, Herbert H Pang
This randomized controlled trial aimed to test the effectiveness of brief face-to-face patient education in increasing influenza vaccination rate among elderly in the community. Recruitment and intervention were conducted at two general outpatient clinics in Hong Kong. 529 eligible patients were randomly assigned to intervention or control group with 1:1 allocation ratio. Patients in the intervention group received 3-min one-on-one verbal education by medical students and a pamphlet regarding influenza vaccination...
October 1, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930514/weight-and-metabolic-outcomes-12-years-after-gastric-bypass
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Ted D Adams, Lance E Davidson, Sheldon E Litwin, Jaewhan Kim, Ronette L Kolotkin, M Nazeem Nanjee, Jonathan M Gutierrez, Sara J Frogley, Anna R Ibele, Eliot A Brinton, Paul N Hopkins, Rodrick McKinlay, Steven C Simper, Steven C Hunt
BACKGROUND: Few long-term or controlled studies of bariatric surgery have been conducted to date. We report the 12-year follow-up results of an observational, prospective study of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass that was conducted in the United States. METHODS: A total of 1156 patients with severe obesity comprised three groups: 418 patients who sought and underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (surgery group), 417 patients who sought but did not undergo surgery (primarily for insurance reasons) (nonsurgery group 1), and 321 patients who did not seek surgery (nonsurgery group 2)...
September 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930495/a-multicenter-real-life-study-on-the-effect-of-flash-glucose-monitoring-on-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
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Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Jothydev Kesavadev, Deshpande Neeta, Mangesh Tiwaskar, Rajendra Pradeepa, Saravanan Jebarani, Suresh Thangamani, Nadiminty Ganapathi Sastry, Srivastava Brijendra Kumar, Muthu Ramu, Pokal Prasanna Kumar Gupta, Jayaprakash Vignesh, Sundramoorthy Chandru, Sengottuvel Kayalvizhi, Padoor Sethuraman Jagdish, Subash Chandra Bose Uthra, Munawar Lovelena, Sah Jyoti, Sengodan Suguna Priya, Alagarsamy Kannan, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Unnikrishnan
AIM: To assess the efficacy of ambulatory glucose profiling (AGP) generated by FreeStyle LibrePro(™) flash glucose monitoring (FCGM) on glycemic control in patients with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: Clinical and biochemical data were obtained from 5072 patients with diabetes who had an A1c ≥7% (2536 who had been initiated on FCGM-based AGP between March 2015 and October 2016 [cases] and 2536 age-, gender-, A1c-, site- and time-matched controls who were not initiated on AGP) across seven diabetes clinics in India...
September 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
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