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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225210/prophylactic-drug-management-for-febrile-seizures-in-children
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Martin Offringa, Richard Newton, Martinus A Cozijnsen, Sarah J Nevitt
BACKGROUND: Febrile seizures occurring in a child older than one month during an episode of fever affect 2% to 4% of children in Great Britain and the United States and recur in 30%. Rapid-acting antiepileptics and antipyretics given during subsequent fever episodes have been used to avoid the adverse effects of continuous antiepileptic drugs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate primarily the effectiveness and safety of antiepileptic and antipyretic drugs used prophylactically to treat children with febrile seizures; but also to evaluate any other drug intervention where there was a sound biological rationale for its use...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210539/participation-in-preventive-health-check-ups-among-19-351-women-in-germany
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Stefanie Schülein, Katherine J Taylor, Dirk Schriefer, Maria Blettner, Stefanie J Klug
In Germany, a biennial preventive health check-up has been available for individuals aged 35 and older since 1989. The check-up includes identification of cardiovascular disease risk factors and examinations for diabetes mellitus type 2 and kidney disease. Participation in preventive health check-ups among 19,351 women aged 35 to 74 in Germany in 2004 was investigated. Logistic regression was performed to examine associations between participation and age, marital status, education, socio-economic status (SES) and region of residence...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209049/5-point-checklist-for-skin-cancer-detection-in-primary-care
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Elvira Moscarella, Aimilios Lallas, Caterina Longo, Roberto Alfano, Giuseppe Argenziano
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer screening interventions often relay on the involvement of general practitioners (GPs). Many interventions up to now have been directed to training approaches focusing on the clinical features of skin malignancies to increase GPs skill in skin cancer recognition. METHODS: Based on the available current knowledge about skin cancer epidemiology and risk factors, we built up a 5-point checklist to help GPs in triaging patients to be referred to a dermatologist...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195504/postponement-of-puberty-in-queens-treated-with-deslorelin
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Marta Cecchetto, Paola Salata, Anna Baldan, Chiara Milani, Antonio Mollo, Christelle Fontaine, Hasan Sontas, Donatella Gelli, Giulia De Benedictis, Calogero Stelletta, Stefano Romagnoli
Objectives The purpose of this study was to assess efficacy of deslorelin, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist marketed in Europe for the control of male dog reproduction, for the postponement of puberty in queens. Methods Nine prepubertal queens aged 3-9 months were selected for this study; their general and reproductive health was checked through clinical, haematological, vaginal cytology and hormonal tests. Following treatment with a 4.7 mg deslorelin implant each cat received a monthly clinical examination and blood was collected for hormonal assay every third month...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194177/fatty-liver-index-and-lipid-accumulation-product-can-predict-metabolic-syndrome-in-subjects-without-fatty-liver-disease
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Yuan-Lung Cheng, Yuan-Jen Wang, Keng-Hsin Lan, Teh-Ia Huo, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Chien-Wei Su, Wei-Yao Hsieh, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Fa-Yauh Lee, Jaw-Ching Wu, Shou-Dong Lee
Background. Fatty liver index (FLI) and lipid accumulation product (LAP) are indexes originally designed to assess the risk of fatty liver and cardiovascular disease, respectively. Both indexes have been proven to be reliable markers of subsequent metabolic syndrome; however, their ability to predict metabolic syndrome in subjects without fatty liver disease has not been clarified. Methods. We enrolled consecutive subjects who received health check-up services at Taipei Veterans General Hospital from 2002 to 2009...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185596/why-do-men-go-to-the-doctor-socio-demographic-and-lifestyle-factors-associated-with-healthcare-utilisation-among-a-cohort-of-australian-men
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Marisa Schlichthorst, Lena A Sanci, Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal, Jane S Hocking
BACKGROUND: Men use health services less often than women and frequently delay seeking help even if experiencing serious health problems. This may put men at higher risk for developing serious health problems which, in part, may explain men's higher rates of some serious illnesses and shorter life span relative to women. This paper identifies factors that contribute to health care utilisation in a cohort of Australian men by exploring associations between socio-economic, health and lifestyle factors and the use of general practitioner (GP) services...
October 31, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185266/life-beyond-life-an-easy-way-to-derive-lung-fibroblasts-from-cadavers
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Sophie Colomb, Corinne Bareil, Eric Baccino, Jean-Philippe Berthet, Lucie Knabe, Isabelle Vachier, Arnaud Bourdin
Several protocols have illustrated the possibility of deriving cells, such as fibroblasts, from different organs. These techniques generally concern organs sampled from living persons, but have already been described for cadavers, especially concerning the skin and tendons. We present, for the first time, an easy way to derive pulmonary fibroblasts from a lung tissue sampled from a cadaver and directly culture plated. The fibroblast output was checked daily. We obtained lung fibroblasts from 3 (60%) cadavers and 2 (100%) living persons...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176953/survival-status-and-predictors-of-mortality-among-severely-acute-malnourished-children-5-years-of-age-admitted-to-stabilization-centers-in-gedeo-zone-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tadele Girum, Mesfin Kote, Befikadu Tariku, Henok Bekele
Despite the existence of standard protocol, many stabilization centers (SCs) continue to experience high mortality of children receiving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. Assessing treatment outcomes and identifying predictors may help to overcome this problem. Therefore, a 30-month retrospective cohort study was conducted among 545 randomly selected medical records of children <5 years of age admitted to SCs in Gedeo Zone. Data was entered by Epi Info version 7 and analyzed by STATA version 11. Cox proportional hazards model was built by forward stepwise procedure and compared by the likelihood ratio test and Harrell's concordance, and fitness was checked by Cox-Snell residual plot...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164667/albuminuria-is-suggested-as-a-potential-health-screening-biomarker-for-senior-citizens-and-general-population-with-hypertension-or-diabetes-in-china
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Dongmei Gu, Pengcheng Xu, Yuhua Yuan, Hongwei Fu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the possibility of albuminuria as a screening biomarker for seniors or general population with hypertension and diabetes. METHODS: 478 health check-up individuals were enrolled. Albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) was calculated by testing urinary albumin and creatinine of spot urine sample. Each urine sample was also analyzed by the routine urine test in parallel with ACR. Potential risk factors associated with the presence of albuminuria were analyzed using independent t-test or chi-square test...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159849/close-look-at-the-experiences-of-patients-enrolled-in-a-clinical-trial-of-acupuncture-treatment-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-korea-a-qualitative-study-nested-within-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Seung Min Kathy Lee, Jungtae Leem, Jun Hyeong Park, Kang Hyun Yoon, Jong Shin Woo, Jung Myung Lee, Jin-Bae Kim, Weon Kim, Sanghoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in the context of a prospective, two-parallel-armed, participant-blinded and assessor-blinded sham-controlled randomised trial. DESIGN: A nested qualitative study within an ongoing randomised controlled trial to explore acupuncture's antiarrhythmic effects on drug refractory acupuncture in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) (ACU-AF trial). PARTICIPANTS: Participants were recruited using purposeful sampling and a maximum variation strategy with regard to treatment allocation (treatment or control) and protocol completion (completion or non-completion)...
February 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138973/medical-treatments-for-incomplete-miscarriage
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REVIEW
Caron Kim, Sharmani Barnard, James P Neilson, Martha Hickey, Juan C Vazquez, Lixia Dou
BACKGROUND: Miscarriage occurs in 10% to 15% of pregnancies. The traditional treatment, after miscarriage, has been to perform surgery to remove any remaining placental tissues in the uterus ('evacuation of uterus'). However, medical treatments, or expectant care (no treatment), may also be effective, safe, and acceptable. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of any medical treatment for incomplete miscarriage (before 24 weeks). SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register (13 May 2016) and reference lists of retrieved papers...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134478/parents-preferences-for-the-organisation-of-long-term-follow-up-of-childhood-cancer-survivors
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J Vetsch, C S Rueegg, L Mader, E Bergstraesser, M Diezi, C E Kuehni, G Michel
Parents take an important role in follow-up of young cancer survivors. We aimed to investigate (1) parents' preferences for organisation of follow-up (including content, specialists involved and models of care), and (2) parents' and children's characteristics predicting preference for generalist vs. specialist-led follow-up. We sent a questionnaire to parents of childhood cancer survivors aged 11-17 years. We assessed on a 4-point Likert scale (1-4), parents' preferences for organisation of long-term follow-up...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118921/reusability-of-coded-data-in-the-primary-care-electronic-medical-record-a-dynamic-cohort-study-concerning-cancer-diagnoses
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Annet Sollie, Rolf H Sijmons, Charles Helsper, Mattijs E Numans
OBJECTIVES: To assess quality and reusability of coded cancer diagnoses in routine primary care data. To identify factors that influence data quality and areas for improvement. METHODS: A dynamic cohort study in a Dutch network database containing 250,000 anonymized electronic medical records (EMRs) from 52 general practices was performed. Coded data from 2000 to 2011 for the three most common cancer types (breast, colon and prostate cancer) was compared to the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
March 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112491/predictors-of-chewing-ability-among-community-residing-older-adults-in-korea
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Kyongok Park, Gwi-Ryung Son Hong
AIMS: Decreased chewing ability in older adults can lead to poor nutritional and physical conditions, and eventually death. The present study examined the relationships between chewing ability and related characteristics (e.g. health promotion habits, health status and functional status), and identified predictors of chewing ability in community-residing older adults. METHODS: Among the total of 11 542 participants in the 2011 National Survey on Older Adults in Korea, data from 10 543 participants were used for analysis...
January 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104915/visceral-obesity-is-associated-with-white-matter-hyperintensity-and-lacunar-infarct
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K W Kim, H Seo, M-S Kwak, D Kim
BACKGROUND: The presences of white matter hyperintensity (WMH) and lacunar infarct are recognized as risk factors of dementia, stroke, and mortality. It is undetermined whether visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area is associated with an increased risk of cerebral small vessel disease. We explored whether VAT area was responsible for cerebral small vessel disease through the identification of WMH and lacunar infarct. SUBJECTS: A total of 2046 subjects free of cerebrovascular disease who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and abdominal fat computed tomography (CT) during a general health check-up were enrolled...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103811/study-protocol-effect-of-playful-training-on-functional-abilities-of-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jari Due Jessen, Henrik Hautop Lund
BACKGROUND: Loss of functional capabilities due to inactivity is one of the most common reasons for fall accidents, and it has been well established that loss of capabilities can be effectively reduced by physical activity. Pilot studies indicate a possible improvement in functional abilities of community dwelling elderly as a result of short-term playing with an exergame system in the form of interactive modular tiles. Such playful training may be motivational to perform and viewed by the subjects to offer life-fulfilling quality, while providing improvement in physical abilities, e...
January 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101307/review-and-recommendations-on-management-of-adult-female-thalassemia-patients-with-hypogonadism-based-on-literature-review-and-experience-of-icet-a-network-specialists
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REVIEW
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Alice Albu, Soad Al Jaouni, Salvatore Anastasi, Maria Grazia Bisconte, Duran Canatan, Soteroula Christou, Shahina Daar, Salvatore Di Maio, Mohamed El Kholy, Doaa Khater, Mohamed Elshinawy, Yurdanur Kilinc, Roberto Mattei, Hala H Mosli, Alessandra Quota, Maria Grazia Roberti, Praveen Sobti, Saif Al Yaarubi, Saveria Canpisi, Christos Kattamis
BACKGROUND: Multi-transfused thalassemia major (TM) patients frequently develop severe endocrine complications, mainly due to iron overload, anemia, and chronic liver disease, which require prompt diagnosis, treatment and follow-up by specialists. The most common endocrine complication documented is hypogonadotropic hypogonadism which increases with age and associated comorbidities. It is thus important for physicians to have a clear understanding of the pathophysiology and management of this disorder...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098061/prostate-cancer-immunotherapy-particularly-in-combination-with-androgen-deprivation-or-radiation-treatment-customized-pharmacogenomic-approaches-to-overcome-immunotherapy-cancer-resistance
#18
REVIEW
C Alberti
Conventional therapeutic approaches for advanced prostate cancer - such as androgen deprivation, chemotherapy, radiation - come up often against lack of effectiveness because of possible arising of correlative cancer cell resistance and/or inadequate anti-tumor immune conditions. Whence the timeliness of resorting to immune-based treatment strategies including either therapeutic vaccination-based active immunotherapy or anti-tumor monoclonal antibody-mediated passive immunotherapy. Particularly attractive, as for research studies and clinical applications, results to be the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte check point blockade by the use of anti-CTLA-4 and PD-1 monoclonal antibodies, particularly when combined with androgen deprivation therapy or radiation...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094208/multidisciplinary-assessment-of-post-ebola-sequelae-in-guinea-postebogui-an-observational-cohort-study
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Jean-François Etard, Mamadou Saliou Sow, Sandrine Leroy, Abdoulaye Touré, Bernard Taverne, Alpha Kabinet Keita, Philippe Msellati, N'Fally Magassouba, Sylvain Baize, Hervé Raoul, Suzanne Izard, Cécé Kpamou, Laura March, Ibrahima Savane, Moumié Barry, Eric Delaporte
BACKGROUND: The high number of survivors from the 2013-16 west African outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has raised several new issues: long-term clinical complications, psychosocial consequences, risks of EVD reactivation, and secondary transmission due to viral persistence in body fluids. We aimed to assess long-term clinical, psychosocial, and viral outcomes in EVD survivors in Guinea. METHODS: In this multidisciplinary observational cohort study, we recruited patients aged 1 year or more in four sites in Guinea (Donka National Hospital, Conakry; Macenta Prefectoral Hospital, Macenta; N'zérékoré Regional Hospital, N'zérékoré; and Forécariah Prefectoral Hospital, Forécariah) following discharge from any Ebola treatment centre in Guinea...
January 13, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077469/risk-factors-for-excess-mortality-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Jose Maria Oliver, Pastora Gallego, Ana Elvira Gonzalez, Diego Garcia-Hamilton, Pablo Avila, Raquel Yotti, Ignacio Ferreira, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles
AIMS: To examine factors related to excess mortality in a cohort of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a survival analysis using prospective data of 3311 adults with CHD [50.5% males, median age at entry 22.5 years (IQR 18-39), median follow-up time 10.5 years (IQR: 4.4-18)]. Survival status of each patient was further verified by cross checking with the Spanish National Death Index. During a total follow-up of 37608 person-years, 336 (10%) patients died...
January 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
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