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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650248/health-services-utilization-among-fee-for-service-medicare-and-medicaid-patients-under-age-65-with-behavioral-health-illness-at-an-urban-safety-net-hospital
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Ramon S Cancino, Brian W Jack, John Jarvis, Alice Kate Cummings, Ellie Cooper, Pierre-Yves Cremieux, James F Burgess
BACKGROUND: In 2011, fee-for-service patients with both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible) sustained $319.5 billion in health care costs. OBJECTIVE: To describe the emergency department (ED) use and hospital admissions of adult dual eligible patients aged under 65 years who used an urban safety net hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective database analysis of patients aged between 18 and 65 years with Medicare and Medicaid, who used an urban safety net academic health center between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648536/outcomes-of-elective-aortic-hemiarch-reconstruction-for-aneurysmal-disease-in-the-elderly
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Arman Kilic, George J Arnaoutakis, Joseph E Bavaria, Ibrahim Sultan, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Matthew L Williams, Rita K Milewski, Wilson Y Szeto
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated outcomes of elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease in the elderly. METHODS: Patients undergoing elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease at a single institution between 2009 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were stratified into nonelderly (aged less than 75 years) versus elderly (aged 75 years or more). Outcomes included operative mortality and morbidity. RESULTS: In all, 629 patients (95 elderly; 15%) were included...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648126/knee-osteoarthritis-and-risk-of-hypertension-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Marco Solmi, Toby Smith, Marianna Noale, Patricia Schofield, Stefania Maggi
Whilst previous research has indicated an association between osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease, it remains unclear whether people with osteoarthritis are at greater risk of developing hypertension. The aim of this study was to answer this uncertainity. We used the data of the Osteoarhritis Iniative, an ongoing public and private longitudinal study including people at higher risk of osteoarthritis or having knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis was defined through radiological and clinical assessment...
June 24, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647804/estimating-the-long-term-functional-burden-of-osteoporosis-related-fractures
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S Fischer, K A Kapinos, A Mulcahy, L Pinto, O Hayden, R Barron
Although fractures are associated with short-term reductions in functional status, there is limited information on longer-term burden of fracture. This study documents evidence of an association between fractures and significant declines and functional health and activities that persist but attenuate beyond two years. INTRODUCTION: Although fractures are associated with short-term reductions in functional status and may have other short-term effects on healthcare utilization (hospitalization and follow-up care), there is limited information on long-term burden of fracture beyond 12 to 24 months post-fracture...
June 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646773/survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-lobular-carcinoma-in-situ-who-underwent-bilateral-mastectomy-or-partial-mastectomy
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Ze-Ming Xie, Jian Sun, Zhe-Yu Hu, Yao-Pan Wu, Peng Liu, Jun Tang, Xiang-Sheng Xiao, Wei-Dong Wei, Xi Wang, Xiao-Ming Xie, Ming-Tian Yang
AIM: To compare the survival outcomes between patients treated with bilateral mastectomy and partial mastectomy alone as the initial surgical management for primary lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed LCIS underwent partial mastectomy alone or bilateral mastectomy were identified by the SEER*Stat database (version 8.3.2) released in 2016. The primary outcome measure was all-cause mortality and the secondary outcome measure was breast cancer-specific mortality...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646258/selective-survival-advantage-associated-with-primary-tumor-resection-for-metastatic-gastric-cancer-in-a-western-population
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René Warschkow, Matthias Baechtold, Kenneth Leung, Bruno M Schmied, Daniel P Nussbaum, Beat Gloor, Dan G Blazer Iii, Mathias Worni
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of metastatic gastric cancer (GC) remains dismal, with a median survival of 10 months. Historically, primary tumor resection was not thought to confer any survival benefit. Although high-level data exist guiding treatment of metastatic GC for patients in the East, no such data exist for Western patients despite inherent ethnic differences in GC biology. METHODS: The 2006-2012 National Cancer Database was queried for adult patients with metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma...
June 23, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645802/comparative-effects-of-long-and-short-acting-loop-diuretics-on-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Shu Kasama, Takuji Toyama, Masahiko Kurabayashi
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that the long-acting loop diuretic azosemide improves cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (CSNA) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), compared with short-acting furosemide. However, its influence on mortality has not been determined. METHODS: The present study was a further analysis of our previously published study in which azosemide showed improved (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphic findings compared with furosemide in CHF patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645647/racial-disparity-in-mycosis-fungoides-an-analysis-of-4495-cases-from-the-us-national-cancer-database
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Chang Su, Kevin A Nguyen, Harrison X Bai, Ya Cao, Yongguang Tao, Rong Xiao, Giorgos Karakousis, Paul J Zhang, Guiying Zhang
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown contradictory results regarding the survival outcomes among white, African American, and Asian patients with mycosis fungoides (MF). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the survival outcomes among white, African American, and Asian patients with MF and to determine other prognostic factors of the disease. METHODS: The US National Cancer Database was used to identify patients with histologically confirmed MF from 2004 to 2014...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644991/glimpses-into-the-blind-spot-social-interaction-and-autism
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REVIEW
Kristen Bottema-Beutel
A primary feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is marked difficulty in social interactions. Despite the centrality of social interaction differences to the clinical presentation of ASD, only a small portion of research in this field characterizes interaction in everyday social contexts. This theoretical paper reviews the growing corpus of interactional research on ASD, including discourse analysis (DA) and conversation analysis (CA) approaches. DA and CA are micro-analytic methods aimed at understanding the organizational structure of, and actions pursued within, social encounters...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644585/a-cost-minimisation-analysis-of-noacs-compared-to-warfarin-to-attain-therapeutic-anticoagulation-amongst-af-patients-pre-and-post-cardioversion
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M O'Shea, A Murphy, A Kirby, G Allen, S O'Shea, R Curtin
Atrial fibrillation can be managed with anticoagulation and restoration of normal sinus rhythm using direct current cardioversion (DCCV). To reduce the risk of thromboembolism, anticoagulation pre-and-post DCCV is recommended. This study investigates the cost effectiveness of using NOACs compared to warfarin to attain therapeutic anticoagulation amongst AF patients pre-and-post DCCV. Propensity score matching revealed no statistically significant difference in outcomes from using NOACs and Warfarin. A cost minimisation study was performed; demonstrating a cost differential of €209 between those administered NOACs and warfarin pre- and post-DCCV...
December 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643473/can-the-propensity-of-protein-crystallization-be-increased-by-using-systematic-screening-with-metals
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REVIEW
Raghurama P Hegde, Pavithra G Chinnaswamy, Debayan Dey, Steven C Almo, S Ramakumar, Udupi A Ramagopal
Protein crystallization is one of the major bottlenecks in protein structure elucidation with new strategies being constantly developed to improve the chances of crystallization. Generally, well-ordered epitopes possessing complementary-surface and capable of producing stable inter-protein interactions generate a regular three-dimensional arrangement of protein molecules which eventually results in a crystal lattice. Metals, when used for crystallization, with their various coordination numbers and geometries, can generate such epitopes mediating protein oligomerization and/or establish crystal contacts...
June 23, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643457/eradication-of-hepatitis-c-virus-profoundly-prolongs-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-receiving-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Wei Teng, Yi-Chung Hsieh, Kar-Wai Lui, Wei-Ting Chen, Chien-Fu Hung, Chien-Hao Huang, Yi-Cheng Chen, Wen-Juei Jeng, Chen-Chun Lin, Chun-Yen Lin, Shi-Ming Lin, I-Shyan Sheen
Adjuvant pegylated interferon plus ribavirin treatment (PegIFN/RBV) reduces recurrence and prolongs survival in early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection receiving resection or ablation. However, the impact of antiviral therapy in intermediate and advanced stage of CHC-HCC patients is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the impact PegIFN/RBV treatment on recurrence free interval and survival in HCC patients receiving transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) METHODS: From 2010 to 2013, 274 CHC patients from a 1073-patients based cohort composed of freshly diagnosed HCC and receiving TACE treatment the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center were recruited...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643309/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-between-left-sided-colon-cancer-and-right-sided-colon-cancer
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Xianhua Gao, Guanyu Yu, Peng Liu, Liqiang Hao, Lianjie Liu, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinicopathological features and prognosis between left-sided colon cancer (LC) and right-sided colon cancer (RC). METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of 2 174 colon carcinoma cases undergoing resection at Shanghai Changhai Hospital of The Second Military Medical University from January 2000 to December 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with transverse colon cancer, overlapping position, unknown location, recurrent cancer, multiple primary cancer, concomitant malignant tumors, preoperative chemotherapy, local resection, incomplete clinical data and missed follow up were excluded...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643188/impact-of-appropriateness-of-empiric-therapy-on-outcomes-in-community-onset-bacteremia-by-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-and-klebisella-pneumoniae-definitively-treated-with-carbapenems
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E-J Joo, D A Park, N R Lee, S-Y Moon, J-K Choi, J-H Ko, K R Peck
Despite a significant increase of bloodstream infection caused by extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the community-setting, information regarding clinical outcomes of inappropriate empiric therapy (IAT) in patients with those infections is limited. A multicenter-retrospective cohort study was conducted in four hospitals. A total of 249 adults were identified to have community-onset bacteremia caused by ESBL-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, and definitively treated with carbapenems...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642222/risk-factors-for-head-injury-events-in-professional-rugby-union-a-video-analysis-of-464-head-injury-events-to-inform-proposed-injury-prevention-strategies
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Ross Tucker, Martin Raftery, Simon Kemp, James Brown, Gordon Fuller, Ben Hester, Matthew Cross, Ken Quarrie
OBJECTIVES: The tackle is responsible for the majority of head injuries during rugby union. In order to address head injury risk, risk factors during the tackle must first be identified. This study analysed tackle characteristics in the professional game in order to inform potential interventions. METHODS: 464 tackles resulting in a head injury assessment (HIA) were analysed in detail, with tackle type, direction, speed, acceleration, nature of head contact and player body position the characteristics of interest...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642147/the-role-of-tigecycline-in-the-management-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eliza Manea, Jesús Sojo-Dorado, Raluca E Jipa, Serban N Benea, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Adriana Hristea
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the outcomes of patients with C.difficile infection (CDI) treated either with tigecycline associated with vancomycin, or with vancomycin alone. METHODS: This single-centre retrospective cohort study included all adults hospitalized from September 2014 through August 2015 for symptomatic, incident CDI confirmed by polymerase chain reaction for C.difficile toxin in stools. The primary outcome was the rate of favourable outcome, defined as a composite of clinical response (resolution of symptoms without need for additional CDI therapy) and achieving discharge without CDI-related surgery or intensive care; a secondary outcome was CDI recurrence...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642087/contemporary-prevalence-in-hospital-outcomes-and-prognostic-determinants-of-triple-valve-surgery
#18
Lucas B Ohmes, Luke Kim, Dmitriy N Feldman, Christopher Lau, Monica Munjal, Antonino Di Franco, Fawad Hameedi, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Leonard N Girardi, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: Triple valve surgery (TVS) remains a challenging procedure with limited existing literature. We aim to evaluate the prevalence, in-hospital outcomes, and prognostic determinants of TVS in the current era. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from 2003 to 2012 and included all patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) combined with mitral valve replacement (MVR) or repair (MVRep) and tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) or repair (TVRep)...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640875/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-with-or-without-intravascular-ultrasound-a-meta-analysis
#19
Yicong Ye, Ming Yang, Shuyang Zhang, Yong Zeng
This meta-analysis compared IVUS-guided with angiography-guided PCI to determine the effect of IVUS on the mortality in patients with LM CAD. Current guidelines recommend intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LM CAD; Class IIa, level of evidence B). A systematic search of the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases was conducted to identify randomized or non-randomized studies comparing IVUS-guided PCI with angiography-guided PCI in LM CAD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640546/treatment-at-high-volume-facilities-and-academic-centers-is-independently-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
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John M David, Allen S Ho, Michael Luu, Emi J Yoshida, Sungjin Kim, Alain C Mita, Kevin S Scher, Stephen L Shiao, Mourad Tighiouart, Zachary S Zumsteg
BACKGROUND: The treatment of head and neck cancers is complex and associated with significant morbidity, requiring multidisciplinary care and physician expertise. Thus, facility characteristics, such as clinical volume and academic status, may influence outcomes. METHODS: The current study included 46,567 patients taken from the National Cancer Data Base who were diagnosed with locally advanced invasive squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx and were undergoing definitive radiotherapy...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
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