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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778853/natural-history-of-diabetic-coronary-atherosclerosis-by-quantitative-measurement-of-serial-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-results-of-the-paradigm-study-progression-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-determined-by-computed-tomographic-angiography-imaging
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Ung Kim, Jonathon A Leipsic, Stephanie L Sellers, Michael Shao, Philipp Blanke, Martin Hadamitzky, Yong-Jin Kim, Edoardo Conte, Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Matthew J Budoff, Ilan Gottlieb, Byoung Kwon Lee, Eun Ju Chun, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Hugo Marques, Sanghoon Shin, Jung Hyun Choi, Renu Virmani, Habib Samady, Peter H Stone, Daniel S Berman, Jagat Narula, Leslee J Shaw, Jeroen J Bax, James K Min, Hyuk-Jae Chang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the rate and extent of plaque progression (PP), changes in plaque features, and clinical predictors of PP in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). BACKGROUND: The natural history of coronary PP in patients with DM is not well established. METHODS: A total of 1,602 patients (age 61.3 ± 9.0 years; 60.3% men; median scan interval 3.8 years) who underwent serial coronary computed tomography angiography over a period of at least 24 months were enrolled and analyzed from the PARADIGM (Progression of Atherosclerotic Plaque Determined by Computed Tomographic Angiography Imaging) trial...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778726/incidence-determinants-and-outcomes-of-left-and-right-radial-access-use-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-united-kingdom-a-national-perspective-using-the-bcis-dataset
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Muhammad Rashid, Claire Lawson, Jessica Potts, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Chun Shing Kwok, Olivier F Bertrand, Ahmad Shoaib, Peter Ludman, Tim Kinnaird, Mark de Belder, James Nolan, Mamas Mamas
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to determine the relationships between left radial access (LRA) or right radial access (RRA) and clinical outcomes using the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) database. BACKGROUND: LRA has been shown to offer procedural advantages over RRA in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) although few data exist from a national perspective around its use and association with clinical outcomes. METHODS: The authors investigated the relationship between use of LRA or RRA and clinical outcomes of in-hospital or 30-day mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events, in-hospital stroke, and major bleeding complications in patients undergoing PCI between 2007 and 2014...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778712/validation-reliability-and-specificity-of-clinicom%C3%A2-psychiatric-assessment-software
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Nelson Handal, James LePage, Philip Dayley, Barbara Baldwin, Amellia Roeser, Joni Kay, Heather Ann Theobald, Michael Nellamattathil, Scott Drotar, Connor Weir, Neil Tindell, Kevin Tice
The purpose of this study was to determine the specificity and reproducibility of CliniCom™ Psychiatric Assessment Software to appropriately diagnose five prevalent mental health disorders. This online assessment tool incorporates proprietary algorithms for its propensity assessment. Unlike other questionnaires, which require a survey per specific mental disorder, CliniCom can simultaneously assess multiple mental disorders for an individual. CliniCom was concordant with other commonly used assessment tools in diagnosing five prevalent disorders including: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Social Phobia...
May 12, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777549/frailty-risk-in-hospitalized-older-adults-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus
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Deborah A Lekan, Thomas P McCoy
BACKGROUND: Research indicates that diabetes mellitus (DM) may be a risk factor for frailty and individuals with DM are more likely to be frail than individuals without DM, however, there is limited research in hospitalized older adults. OBJECTIVES: To determine the extent of frailty in hospitalized older adults with and without DM using a 16-item Frailty Risk Score (FRS) and assess the role of frailty in predicting 30-day rehospitalization, discharge to an institution, and in-hospital mortality...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777453/peri-operative-blood-transfusion-does-not-influence-overall-and-disease-free-survival-after-radical-gastrectomy-for-stage-ii-iii-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Hua Xiao, Wu Liu, Hu Quan, Yongzhong Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: Whether peri-operative blood transfusions (BTF) negatively impact long-term survival after gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC) remains controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate independent predictive factors of BTF and the potential impact of BTF on overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients who underwent radical gastrectomy for stage II/III GC. METHODS: Of 1020 patients who underwent gastrectomy for stage II/III GC from November 2010 to December 2015, 231 (22...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777029/cd4-t-cell-affinity-diversity-is-equally-maintained-during-acute-and-chronic-infection
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Rakieb Andargachew, Ryan J Martinez, Elizabeth M Kolawole, Brian D Evavold
TCR affinity for peptide MHC dictates the functional efficiency of T cells and their propensity to differentiate into effectors and form memory. However, in the context of chronic infections, it is unclear what the overall profile of TCR affinity for Ag is and if it differs from acute infections. Using the comprehensive affinity analysis provided by the two-dimensional micropipette adhesion frequency assay and the common indirect affinity evaluation methods of MHC class II tetramer and functional avidity, we tracked IAb GP61-80 -specific cells in the mouse model of acute (Armstrong) and chronic (clone 13) lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776575/optimal-long-term-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-oltat-registry
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Q Fischer, J L Georges, C Le Feuvre, A Sharma, N Hammoudi, E Berman, S Cohen, I Jolivet, J Silvain, G Helft
BACKGROUND: The optimal long-term antithrombotic treatment of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is a challenge in daily practice. We sought to determine the prevalence of hemorrhagic complications and ischaemic events depending on antithrombotic strategy in patients with stable CAD and AF. METHODS: The primary outcome was major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) defined as a composite of cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776007/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-swedish-propensity-to-achieve-healthy-lifestyle-scale-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Anders Broström, A H Pakpour, Martin Ulander, Per Nilsen
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a Swedish questionnaire to measure propensity for behaviour change regarding food habits, physical activity and weight reduction in patients with hypertension. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. METHODS: A total of 270 consecutive patients with hypertension diagnosed at 4 primary care centres in Sweden were included. The 6-item Swedish version of the Propensity to Achieve Healthy Lifestyle Scale (PAHLS) was developed to measure propensity for behaviour change regarding food habits, physical activity and weight reduction...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775565/a-role-of-neuropeptide-cart-in-hyperphagia-and-weight-gain-induced-by-olanzapine-treatment-in-rats
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Kartik T Nakhate, Nishikant K Subhedar, Dadasaheb M Kokare
Although olanzapine is highly efficacious and most widely used second generation antipsychotic drug, the success of treatment has been hampered by its propensity to induce weight gain. While the underlying neuronal mechanisms are unclear, their elucidation may help to target alternative pathways regulating energy balance. The present study was undertaken to define the role of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART), a well-known anorexic peptide, in olanzapine-induced hyperphagia and body weight gain in rats...
May 15, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775230/alcohol-enhances-symptoms-and-propensity-for-infection-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-and-a-murine-model-of-dss-induced-colitis
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Abigail R Cannon, Paulius V Kuprys, Adrienne N Cobb, Xianzhong Ding, Anai N Kothari, Paul C Kuo, Joshua M Eberhardt, Adam M Hammer, Niya L Morris, Xiaoling Li, Mashkoor A Choudhry
Over 1.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and ulcerative colitis (UC) makes up approximately half of those diagnoses. As a disease, UC cycles between periods of remission and flare, which is characterized by intense abdominal pain, increased weight loss, intestinal inflammation, rectal bleeding, and dehydration. Interestingly, a widespread recommendation to IBD patients for avoidance of a flare period is "Don't Drink Alcohol" as recent work correlated alcohol consumption with increased GI symptoms in patients with IBD...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775117/intravenous-low-dose-ketamine-provides-greater-pain-control-compared-to-fentanyl-in-a-civilian-prehospital-trauma-system-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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E Stein Bronsky, Catherine Koola, Alessandro Orlando, Diane Redmond, Cecile D'Huyvetter, Heather Sieracki, Allen Tanner, Ray Fowler, Charles Mains, David Bar-Or
OBJECTIVE: A few studies report comparable analgesic efficacy between low-dose ketamine and opioids such as morphine or fentanyl; however, limited research has explored the safety and effectiveness of intravenous low-dose ketamine as a primary analgesic in a civilian prehospital setting. The objective of this study is to compare pain control between low-dose ketamine and fentanyl when administered intravenously (IV) for the indication of severe pain. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational review of prehospital adult patients (≥18 years) who presented with severe pain (numeric rating scale, 7-10) and were treated solely with either low-dose ketamine IV or fentanyl IV between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016...
May 18, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775109/outcomes-of-surgery-as-part-of-the-management-of-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-analysis
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Omar Abdel-Rahman
The role of local treatment in patients with oligometastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a subject of ongoing debate. This study assessed the survival impact of combined surgery to the primary tumor and metastatic disease in the management of metastatic NSCLC. Stage IV NSCLC patients at presentation, diagnosed from 2004 to 2013 were identified from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database. Propensity-matched analysis was performed considering baseline characteristics (age, gender, race, histology, TN stage, and site of metastases)...
April 21, 2018: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773955/survival-outcomes-of-radical-prostatectomy-and-external-beam-radiotherapy-in-clinically-localized-high-risk-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-propensity-score-matched-study
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Xiaobin Gu, Xianshu Gao, Ming Cui, Mu Xie, Mingwei Ma, Shangbin Qin, Xiaoying Li, Xin Qi, Yun Bai, Dian Wang
Objective: This study was aimed to compare survival outcomes in high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) patients receiving external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or radical prostatectomy (RP). Materials and methods: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database was used to identify PCa patients with high-risk features who received RP alone or EBRT alone from 2004 to 2008. Propensity-score matching (PSM) was performed. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to compare cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS)...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772946/safety-and-effectiveness-of-apixaban-in-comparison-to-warfarin-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-propensity-matched-analysis-from-japanese-administrative-claims-data
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Shun Kohsaka, Jun Katada, Kumiko Saito, Yasuo Terayama
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of bleeding events and stroke/systemic embolism (SE) among Japanese patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), focusing on the initial dosage of apixaban and patient age. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used de-identified electronic health records-based claims data from 314 acute-care hospitals in Japan. NVAF patients newly initiated on warfarin or apixaban, with no prescription during the 180-day blanking period, were eligible...
May 18, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772746/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-benzimidazole-derived-biocompatible-copper-ii-and-zinc-ii-complexes-as-anticancer-chemotherapeutics
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Mohamed F AlAjmi, Afzal Hussain, Md Tabish Rehman, Azmat Ali Khan, Perwez Alam Shaikh, Rais Ahmad Khan
Herein, we have synthesized and characterized a new benzimidazole-derived "BnI" ligand and its copper(II) complex, [Cu(BnI)₂], 1 , and zinc(II) complex, [Zn(BnI)₂], 2 , using elemental analysis and various spectroscopic techniques. Interaction of complexes 1 and 2 with the biomolecules viz. HSA (human serum albumin) and DNA were studied using absorption titration, fluorescence techniques, and in silico molecular docking studies. The results exhibited the significant binding propensity of both complexes 1 and 2 , but complex 1 showed more avid binding to HSA and DNA...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771810/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-vs-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-in-the-treatment-of-low-and-middle-rectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Roberto Persiani, Alberto Biondi, Francesco Pennestrì, Valeria Fico, Veronica De Simone, Flavio Tirelli, Francesco Santullo, Domenico D'Ugo
BACKGROUND: Transanal total mesorectal excision is a novel and promising technique in the treatment of low and middle rectal cancer. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the safety and feasibility of transanal total mesorectal excision versus laparoscopic total mesorectal excision. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study using propensity score matching analysis. SETTINGS: This study was conducted in a single high-volume university hospital...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771808/predicting-survival-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-appendix-adenocarcinoma
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Omer Aziz, Ihab Jaradat, Bipasha Chakrabarty, Chelliah R Selvasekar, Paul E Fulford, Mark P Saunders, Andrew G Renehan, Malcolm S Wilson, Sarah T O'Dwyer
BACKGROUND: Appendix adenocarcinomas are rare tumors with propensity for peritoneal metastasis. Cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is an established treatment with curative intent, but, to date, studies reporting survival have been heterogeneous with regard to their patient groups (including other tumor types), interventions (not all patients receiving intraperitoneal chemotherapy), and follow-up (varying surveillance protocols). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to quantify the impact of this intervention on survival in a homogeneous group of patients with appendix adenocarcinoma receiving standardized treatment and follow-up, and to determine the impact of prognostic indicators on survival...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771796/a-population-based-cohort-analysis-of-chemoradiation-versus-radiation-alone-for-definitive-treatment-of-stage-i-anal-cancer-in-older-patients
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Michael Buckstein, Yotam Arens, Juan Wisnivesky, Michael Gaisa, Stephen Goldstone, Keith Sigel
BACKGROUND: Although the benefit of chemoradiation over radiation therapy alone has been shown in randomized trials for stage II to III squamous cell of the anus, this benefit is not clear for patients with stage I cancer. Nevertheless, most societal recommendations endorse chemoradiation for patients with stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the anus despite the lack of proven benefit and potential increase in toxicity. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether outcomes are improved with the addition of chemotherapy versus radiation alone for stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the anus...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771723/comparing-short-term-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-versus-open-pancreaticoduodenectomy-across-low-and-high-volume-centers
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Robert J Torphy, Chloe Friedman, Alison Halpern, Brandon C Chapman, Steven S Ahrendt, Martin M McCarter, Barish H Edil, Richard D Schulick, Ana Gleisner
OBJECTIVE: To compare short-term and oncologic outcomes of patients with cancer who underwent open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) versus minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (MIPD) using the National Cancer Database. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: MIPD, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches, has continued to gain acceptance despite prior reports of increased short-term mortality when compared with OPD. METHODS: Patients with pancreatic cancer diagnosed from 2010 to 2015 undergoing curative intent resection were selected from the National Cancer Database...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771327/propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-subcutaneous-and-transvenous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-the-simple-and-effortless-studies
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Tom F Brouwer, Reinoud E Knops, Valentina Kutyifa, Craig Barr, Blandine Mondésert, Lucas V A Boersma, Pier D Lambiase, Nicholas Wold, Paul W Jones, Jeffrey S Healey
Aims: Comparison of outcomes between subcutaneous and transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD and TV-ICD) therapy is hampered by varying patient characteristics and complication definitions. The aim of this analysis is to compare clinical outcomes of S-ICD and TV-ICD therapy in a matched cohort. Methods and results: Patients implanted with de novo implantable cardioverter-defibrillators without need for pacing were selected from two studies: SIMPLE (n = 1091 single and n = 553 dual chamber TV-ICDs) and EFFORTLESS (n = 798 S-ICDs)...
May 15, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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