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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161693/long-term-outcomes-of-ischemic-stroke-of-undetermined-mechanism-a-population-based-prospective-cohort
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Negar Morovatdar, Amanda G Thrift, Moira K Kapral, Réza Behrouz, Hamidreza Saber, Amin Amiri, Mohammad Taghi Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Saverio Stranges, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about the short- and long-term outcomes of ischemic stroke of undetermined mechanism (ISUM). METHODS: Subjects were recruited from the Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study. Ischemic stroke (IS) was classified on the basis of the TOAST criteria. We further categorized patients with ISUM into ISUMneg (negative clinical/test results for large artery, small artery) and ISUMinc (incomplete investigations). Cox proportional hazard models and the competing-risk regression model were used to compare 1 and 5 years mortality (all-causes) and recurrent rate among IS subtypes...
November 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161652/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Samuel Martel, Elena Poletto, Arlindo R Ferreira, Matteo Lambertini, Federico Sottotetti, Ilaria Bertolini, Filippo Montemurro, Antonio Bernardo, Emanuela Risi, Elisa Zanardi, Serena Ziliani, Silvia Mura, Chiara Dellepiane, Lucia Del Mastro, Alessandro Marco Minisini, Fabio Puglisi
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of developing many types of cancer, including breast cancer. Moreover, increased body mass index (BMI) seems to be associated with a worse prognosis in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer. However, little is known about the impact of BMI on the clinical outcomes of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective cohort study including 329 consecutive patients with HER2-positive MBC treated with first-line trastuzumab-based regimens...
November 18, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161426/family-history-of-gastric-mucosal-abnormality-and-the-risk-of-gastric-cancer-a-population-based-observational-study
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Huan Song, Isabella Guncha Ekheden, Alexander Ploner, Jan Ericsson, Olof Nyren, Weimin Ye
Background: An increased prevalence of gastric premalignant abnormalities was reported among relatives of gastric cancer (GC) patients, with rather unexplored clinical significance. Methods: In Swedish computerized pathology registers, we identified, as 'index' persons 232 681 patients who were born after 1931 and underwent endoscopic examination with stomach biopsy between 1979 and 2014. Through linkage with the Multi-Generation Register, we compiled a cohort consisting of 903 337 first-degree relatives of these biopsied patients...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161116/corticosteroid-therapy-for-critically-ill-patients-with-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome
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Yaseen M Arabi, Yasser Mandourah, Fahad Al-Hameed, Anees A Sindi, Ghaleb A Al Mekhlafi, Mohamed A Hussein, Jesna Jose, Ruxandra Pinto, Awad Al-Omari, Ayman Kharaba, Abdullah Almotairi, Kasim Al Khatib, Basem Alraddadi, Sarah Shalhoub, Ahmed Abdulmomen, Ismael Qushmaq, Ahmed Mady, Othman Solaiman, Abdulsalam M Al-Aithan, Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Ahmed Ragab, Hanan H Balkhy, Abdulrahman Al Harthy, Ahmad M Deeb, Hanan Al Mutairi, Abdulaziz Al-Dawood, Laura Merson, Frederick G Hayden, Robert A Fowler
RATIONALE: Corticosteroid therapy is commonly used among critically ill patients with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), but its impact on outcomes is uncertain. Analyses of observational studies often do not account for patients' clinical condition at the time of corticosteroid therapy initiation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of corticosteroid therapy on mortality and on MERS coronavirus RNA clearance in critically ill patients with MERS...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160948/disability-social-functioning-and-school-inclusion-among-older-children-and-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-zimbabwe
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Ruramayi Rukuni, Grace McHugh, Edith Majonga, Katharina Kranzer, Hilda Mujuru, Shungu Munyati, Kusum Nathoo, Celia L Gregson, Hannah Kuper, Rashida A Ferrand
OBJECTIVE: Increasing numbers of children with HIV are surviving to adolescence and encountering multiple clinical and social consequences of longstanding HIV infection. We aimed to investigate the association between HIV and disability, social functioning and school inclusion among 6 to 16 year-olds in Zimbabwe. METHODS: HIV-infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy from a public sector HIV clinic, and HIV-uninfected children attending primary care clinics in the same catchment area were recruited...
November 21, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160918/impact-of-weight-loss-and-eating-difficulties-on-health-related-quality-of-life-up-to-10%C3%A2-years-after-oesophagectomy-for-cancer
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P Anandavadivelan, A Wikman, A Johar, P Lagergren
BACKGROUND: Severe weight loss is experienced by patients with eating difficulties after surgery for oesophageal cancer. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to asssess the influence of eating difficulties and severe weight loss on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) up to 10 years after oesophagectomy. METHODS: Data on bodyweight and HRQoL were collected at 6 months, 3, 5 and 10 years in patients who underwent surgery for oesophageal cancer in Sweden between 2001 and 2005...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160904/three-dimensional-accuracy-of-digital-static-interocclusal-registration-by-three-intraoral-scanner-systems
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Kuan Yee Wong, Roxanna Jean Esguerra, Vanessa Ai Ping Chia, Ying Han Tan, Keson Beng Choon Tan
PURPOSE: Prior studies have defined the accuracy of intraoral scanner (IOS) systems but the accuracy of the digital static interocclusal registration function of these systems has not been reported. This study compared the three-dimensional (3D) accuracy of the digital static interocclusal registration of 3 IOS systems using the buccal bite scan function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three IOS systems compared were 3M(TM) True Definition Scanner (TDS), TRIOS Color (TRC), and CEREC AC with CEREC Omnicam (CER)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160603/relationship-between-self-reported-cognitive-difficulties-objective-neuropsychological-test-performance-and-psychological-distress-in-chronic-pain
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K S Baker, S J Gibson, N Georgiou-Karistianis, M J Giummarra
BACKGROUND: Persons with chronic pain often report problems with cognitive abilities, such as memory or attention. There is limited understanding of whether objective performance is consistent with subjective reports, and how psychological factors contribute. We aimed to investigate these relationships in a group of patients expressing cognitive concerns, and evaluate the utility of self-report tools for pain management settings. METHOD: Participants with chronic pain (n = 41) completed standardized neuropsychological tests, and self-report measures of cognitive functioning, pain, mood and sleep, as part of a broader study investigating cognitive performance in pain...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160397/mechanical-preparation-showed-superior-shaping-ability-than-manual-technique-in-primary-molars-a-micro-computed-tomography-study
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Lídia Regina da Costa Hidalgo, Léa Assed Bezerra da Silva, Graziela Bianchi Leoni, Jardel Francisco Mazzi-Chaves, Emily Eduardo da Silva Carvalho, Alberto Consolaro, Manoel Damião Sousa-Neto
The aim of the study was to evaluate canal preparation in primary molars with hand files, ProTaper Next and Self-Adjusting File (SAF) by 2D and 3D micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) analysis. Canals of 24 primary molars were prepared with hand files (HF), ProTaper Next (PTN) and SAF (n=8/group). The teeth were scanned before and after root canal preparation and the pre- and postoperative micro-CT images were reconstructed. Changes in 2D (area, perimeter, roundness, minor and major diameter) and 3D [volume, surface area, structure model index (SMI)] morphological parameters, as well as canal transportation and lateral perforations were evaluated (Kruskal-Wallis and ANOVA; a=0...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159463/a-nationwide-survey-of-the-influence-of-month-of-birth-on-the-risk-of-developing-multiple-sclerosis-in-sweden-and-iceland
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Olöf Eliasdottir, Anders Hildeman, Marco Longfils, O Nerman, J Lycke
Previous studies have shown that the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with season of birth with a higher proportion of MS patients being born in spring. However, this relationship has recently been questioned and may be due to confounding factors. Our aim was to assess the influence from season or month of birth on the risk of developing MS in Sweden and Iceland. Information about month of birth, gender, and phenotype of MS for patients born 1940-1996 was retrieved from the Swedish MS registry (SMSR), and their place of birth was retrieved from the Swedish Total Population Registry (TPR)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159458/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-reflects-improved-exercise-capacity-in-response-to-treatment-in-morquio-a-patients-results-of-a-52-week-pilot-study-of-two-different-doses-of-elosulfase-alfa
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Kenneth I Berger, Barbara K Burton, Gregory D Lewis, Mark Tarnopolsky, Paul R Harmatz, John J Mitchell, Nicole Muschol, Simon A Jones, V Reid Sutton, Gregory M Pastores, Heather Lau, Rebecca Sparkes, Adam J Shaywitz
OBJECTIVE: To assess impact of a 52-week elosulfase alfa enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) on exercise capacity in Morquio A patients and analyze cardiorespiratory and metabolic function during exercise to uncover exercise limitations beyond skeletal abnormalities. METHODS: Morquio A patients aged ≥7 years, able to walk >200 m in the 6-minute walk test (6MWT), received elosulfase alfa 2.0 mg/kg/week (N = 15) or 4.0 mg/kg/week (N = 10) for 52 weeks in the randomized, double-blind MOR-008 study ( ClinicalTrials...
November 21, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159270/the-circular-rna-micra-for-risk-stratification-after-myocardial-infarction
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Antonio Salgado-Somoza, Lu Zhang, Melanie Vausort, Yvan Devaux
Background: A significant proportion of patients develop heart failure (HF) after acute myocardial infarction (MI). Predicting this development with novel biomarkers would allow tailoring healthcare to each individual. We recently identified a circular RNA called MICRA which was associated with HF development after MI. Here, we tested whether MICRA was able to risk stratify MI patients. Methods: MICRA was assessed in whole blood samples collected at reperfusion in 472 patients with acute MI...
December 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159267/long-term-impact-of-intensive-lifestyle-intervention-on-cognitive-function-assessed-with-the-national-institutes-of-health-toolbox-the-look-ahead-study
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Kathleen M Hayden, Laura D Baker, George Bray, Raymond Carvajal, Kathryn Demos-McDermott, Andrea L Hergenroeder, James O Hill, Edward Horton, John M Jakicic, Karen C Johnson, Rebecca H Neiberg, Stephen R Rapp, Thomas A Wadden, Michael E Miller
Introduction: This study sought to determine whether 10 years of assignment to intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) relative to diabetes support and education leads to better cognition. We examine intervention effects overall and among clinical subgroups, and report correlations between computer-administered and interviewer-administered cognitive batteries. Methods: The Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) was a 16-site randomized controlled trial with overweight/obese individuals (aged 45-76) who had type 2 diabetes...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159017/gardening-and-age-related-weight-gain-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-denver-residents
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Jill S Litt, Jeffrey Richard Lambert, Deborah H Glueck
This study examined whether gardening modifies the association between age and body mass index (BMI). We used data from the Neighborhood Environments and Health Survey, which was conducted in Denver (N = 469) between 2006 and 2007. We fit two general linear mixed models. The base model had BMI in kg/m(2) as the outcome, and age, an indicator variable for non-gardening status and the age-by-non-gardening status interaction as predictors. The adjusted model included as covariates the potential confounders of education, ethnicity and self-reported health...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158449/induced-hypertension-for-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Celine S Gathier, Walter M van den Bergh, Mathieu van der Jagt, Bon H Verweij, Jan Willem Dankbaar, Marcella C Müller, Annemarie W Oldenbeuving, Gabriel J E Rinkel, Arjen J C Slooter
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Induced hypertension is widely used to treat delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, but a literature review shows that its presumed effectiveness is based on uncontrolled case-series only. We here report clinical outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients with DCI included in a randomized trial on the effectiveness of induced hypertension. METHODS: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients with clinical symptoms of DCI were randomized to induced hypertension or no induced hypertension...
November 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158206/pulmonary-rehabilitation-with-balance-training-for-fall-reduction-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marla K Beauchamp, Dina Brooks, Cindy Ellerton, Annemarie Lee, Jennifer Alison, Pat G Camp, Gail Dechman, Kimberley Haines, Samantha L Harrison, Anne E Holland, Alda Marques, Rahim Moineddin, Elizabeth H Skinner, Lissa Spencer, Michael K Stickland, Feng Xie, Roger S Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A growing body of evidence shows that individuals with COPD have important deficits in balance control that may be associated with an increased risk of falls. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a key therapeutic intervention for individuals with COPD; however, current international guidelines do not include balance training and fall prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this trial is to determine the effects of PR with balance training compared to PR with no balance training on the 12-month rate of falls in individuals with COPD...
November 20, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158023/statin-has-more-protective-effects-in-ami-patients-with-higher-plasma-bnp-or-nt-probnp-level-but-not-with-lower-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Jaelim Cho, Ie Byung Park, Kiyoung Lee, Tae Hoon Ahn, Won Bin Park, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Dae Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: The benefit of statin therapy in patients with higher grades of heart failure has yet to be determined. The present study investigated whether statin therapy affects major composite outcomes (MCOs) and all-cause mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) within 1 year after AMI, according to their plasma natriuretic peptide (NP) levels and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS: A total of 11,492 patients with AMI from two nationwide registry databases in Korea were analyzed...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157828/immune-related-and-adverse-drug-reactions-to-low-versus-high-initial-doses-of-viscum-album-l-in-cancer-patients
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Friedemann Schad, Anja Thronicke, Antje Merkle, Harald Matthes, Megan L Steele
BACKGROUND: Immune-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to immunotherapy agents have been associated with beneficial clinical outcomes in oncology. Viscum album L. (VA, European mistletoe) is frequently used as an immunomodulatory agent alongside conventional cancer treatment in Europe. VA has been associated with improved quality of life and a reduction in chemotherapy-related ADRs. Beneficial effects of VA are believed to be related to its immunomodulatory properties. Current guidelines recommend commencing with a low dose and increasing slowly overtime, however, off-label prescribing of high initial doses is common...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157765/the-effect-of-preoperative-oral-carbohydrate-solution-intake-on-patient-comfort-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Emel Çakar, Emel Yilmaz, Ekrem Çakar, Hakan Baydur
PURPOSE: The study was conducted to investigate the effect of preoperative oral carbohydrate loading on the preoperative discomforts and postoperative complications of patients undergoing elective thyroidectomy. DESIGN: A randomized controlled clinical trial. METHODS: Ninety patients scheduled for thyroidectomy were divided into three groups: (1) those receiving a carbohydrate-rich drink (CHD), (2) those receiving an overnight 5% glucose intravenous infusion, and (3) those fasting from midnight...
December 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157731/insulin-sensitivity-and-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-2-diabetes-an-observational-analysis-of-data-from-the-today-clinical%C3%A2-trial
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Petter Bjornstad, Edward Nehus, Laure El Ghormli, Fida Bacha, Ingrid M Libman, Siripoom McKay, Steven M Willi, Lori Laffel, Silva Arslanian, Kristen J Nadeau
BACKGROUND: Diabetic kidney disease is a major cause of premature mortality in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Worsening insulin sensitivity independent of glycemic control may contribute to the development of diabetic kidney disease. We investigated the longitudinal association of insulin sensitivity with hyperfiltration and increased albumin excretion in adolescents with T2DM. STUDY DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 532 TODAY (Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) participants aged 12 to 17 years with T2DM duration less than 2 years at baseline...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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