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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719310/severity-of-pneumonia-in-under-5-year-old-children-from-developing-countries-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Thomas Bénet, Valentina Sanchez Picot, Shally Awasthi, Nitin Pandey, Ashish Bavdekar, Anand Kawade, Annick Robinson, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Maryam Sylla, Souleymane Diallo, Graciela Russomando, Wilma Basualdo, Florence Komurian-Pradel, Hubert Endtz, Philippe Vanhems, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, For The Gabriel Network
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children. The objectives were to evaluate the microbiological agents linked with hypoxemia in hospitalized children with pneumonia from developing countries, to identify predictors of hypoxemia, and to characterize factors associated with in-hospital mortality. A multicenter, observational study was conducted in five hospitals, from India (Lucknow, Vadu), Madagascar (Antananarivo), Mali (Bamako), and Paraguay (San Lorenzo). Children aged 2-60 months with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were enrolled prospectively...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718367/hbxip-suppression-reduces-cell-proliferation-and-migration-and-its-overexpression-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yixuan Wang, Nan Li, Shuanlong Che, Tiefeng Jin, Junjie Piao, Shuangping Liu, Zhenhua Lin
Emerging evidence has demonstrated that the high expression of HBXIP has been correlated with many cancers. With evaluation of the functional role of HBXIP in non-small-cell lung cancer, the primary aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between HBXIP expression and the prognosis of non-small-cell lung cancer patients. The protein levels of HBXIP were detected using western blotting in non-small-cell lung cancer cells. Cell proliferation and migration assays were measured to evaluate the function of HBXIP in non-small-cell lung cancer cells...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718029/serum-c-reactive-protein-increases-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-prospective-study-and-meta-analysis-of-published-prospective-evidence
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Setor K Kunutsor, Samuel Seidu, Ashley W Blom, Kamlesh Khunti, Jari A Laukkanen
Evolving debate suggests that C-reactive protein (CRP) might be associated with the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE); however, the evidence is conflicting. We aimed to assess the prospective association of CRP with VTE risk. C-reactive protein was measured in serum samples at baseline from 2420 men aged 42-61 years, from the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease study. Within-person variability in CRP levels was corrected for using repeat measurements of CRP taken 11 years after baseline. Incident VTE events (n = 119) were recorded during a median follow-up of 24...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717855/esophageal-stenosis-and-the-glasgow-prognostic-score-as-independent-factors-of-poor-prognosis-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-unresectable-esophageal-cancer-treated-with-chemoradiotherapy-exploratory-analysis-of-jcog0303
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Tatsuya Okuno, Masashi Wakabayashi, Ken Kato, Masayuki Shinoda, Hiroshi Katayama, Hiroyasu Igaki, Yasuhiro Tsubosa, Takashi Kojima, Hiroshi Okabe, Yusuke Kimura, Tatsuyuki Kawano, Shinichi Kosugi, Yasushi Toh, Hoichi Kato, Kenichi Nakamura, Haruhiko Fukuda, Satoshi Ishikura, Nobutoshi Ando, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible prognostic factors and predictive accuracy of the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) for patients with unresectable locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (LAESCC) treated with chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: One hundred forty-two patients were enrolled in JCOG0303 and assigned to the standard cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (PF)-radiotherapy (RT) group or the low-dose PF-RT group. One hundred thirty-one patients with sufficient data were included in this analysis...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717854/pharmaceutically-treated-anxiety-but-not-depression-prior-to-cancer-diagnosis-predicts-the-onset-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-breast-cancer-survivors
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Dounya Schoormans, Lonneke van de Poll-Franse, Pauline Vissers, Myrthe P P van Herk-Sukel, Susanne S Pedersen, Nina Rottmann, Trine Horsbøl, Susanne Dalton, Johan Denollet
PURPOSE: To examine the associations between pharmaceutically treated anxiety and depression present in the year prior to breast cancer diagnosis and the risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), while controlling for traditional cardiovascular risk factors and clinical characteristics in a population-based observational study. METHODS: Adult 1-year breast cancer survivors (n = 7227), diagnosed between 01-01-1999 and 12-31-2010, with no history of CVD, were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
July 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717815/hip-fractures-in-older-patients-trajectories-of-disability-after-surgery
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J J Aarden, M van der Esch, R H H Engelbert, M van der Schaaf, S E de Rooij, B M Buurman
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture in older patients often lead to permanent disabilities and can result in mortality. OBJECTIVE: To identify distinct disability trajectories from admission to one-year post-discharge in acutely hospitalized older patients after hip fracture. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study, with assessments at admission, three-months and one-year post-discharge. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Patients ≥ 65 years admitted to a 1024-bed tertiary teaching hospital in the Netherlands...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717810/association-between-adiposity-and-disability-in-the-lc65-cohort
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N Danon-Hersch, S Fustinoni, P Bovet, J Spagnoli, B Santos-Eggimann
OBJECTIVES: To examine the longitudinal association between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with mortality and incident disability in Lc65+ cohort. DESIGN: Population-based cohort of non-institutionalized adults with up to 8.9 years of follow-up. SETTING: City of Lausanne, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS: 1,293 individuals aged 65 to 70 at baseline (58% women). MEASUREMENTS: BMI, WC and covariates were measured at baseline in 2004-2005...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717742/simplified-graded-baseline-symptom-assessment-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-undergoing-first-line-chemotherapy-correlations-and-prognostic-role-in-a-resource-constrained-setting
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Potsangbam Sarat Singh, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Rakesh Kapoor, Navneet Singh
PURPOSE: There are limited data from developing countries on graded baseline symptom (BS) assessment in lung cancer. This prospective study aimed to assess the prognostic role of BS and correlation of BS with comorbidity, demographic, and investigation profiles in a cohort of 238 patients with lung cancer undergoing first-line chemotherapy over a 15-month period. METHODS: The Medical Research Council (MRC) scale was used to assess dyspnea, whereas the visual analog scale (VAS; score of 1 to 10) was used to assess anorexia, fatigue, chest pain, and cough...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717355/correlation-of-creatine-kinase-levels-with-clinical-features-and-survival-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Hongfei Tai, Liying Cui, Yuzhou Guan, Mingsheng Liu, Xiaoguang Li, Dongchao Shen, Dawei Li, Bo Cui, Jia Fang, Qingyun Ding, Kang Zhang, Shuangwu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate serum creatine kinase (CK) levels of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and to explore the relationship between CK levels and the clinical characteristics and survival prognosis of ALS patients. METHODS: We analyzed the CK levels of 185 ALS patients who underwent long-term follow-up. The relationship between CK levels and clinical features including sex, age, disease duration, site of onset, body mass index (BMI), serum creatinine (Cr), and spontaneous electromyographic activity was analyzed by univariate analysis and multiple linear regression...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717180/a-three-mirnas-signature-predicts-survival-in-cervical-cancer-using-bioinformatics-analysis
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Bin Liang, Yunhui Li, Tianjiao Wang
Growing evidences showed that a large number of miRNAs were abnormally expressed in cervical cancer tissues and played irreplaceable roles in tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis. The aim of the present study was to identify the differential miRNAs expression between cervical cancer and normal cervical tissues by analyzing the high-throughput miRNA data downloaded from TCGA database. Additionally, we evaluated the prognostic values of the differentially expressed miRNAs and constructed a three-miRNA signature that could effectively predict patient survival...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717128/mother-s-pre-pregnancy-bmi-and-placental-candidate-mirnas-findings-from-the-environage-birth-cohort
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Maria Tsamou, Dries S Martens, Ellen Winckelmans, Narjes Madhloum, Bianca Cox, Wilfried Gyselaers, Tim S Nawrot, Karen Vrijens
There is increasing evidence that the predisposition for development of chronic diseases arises at the earliest times of life. In this context, maternal pre-pregnancy weight might modify fetal metabolism and the child's predisposition to develop disease later in life. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and miRNA alterations in placental tissue at birth. In 211 mother-newborn pairs from the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, we assessed placental expression of seven miRNAs important in crucial cellular processes implicated in adipogenesis and/or obesity...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716984/the-risk-of-ischemic-events-increased-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-with-decreased-cerebrovascular-reserve
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Shulan Liu, Jing Cai, Fugui Ge, Wei Yue
Identifying high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) is necessary regardless of whether intensive medical therapy or aggressive treatment is applied. In order to assess the relationship between cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 and the risk of ischemic events in ACS, this long-term follow-up study was conducted. Forty-five patients with ACS who underwent the examination of CVR measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 were collected and followed-up for at least 5 years...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716856/statistical-methods-for-recurrent-event-analysis-in-cohort-studies-of-ckd
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Wei Yang, Christopher Jepson, Dawei Xie, Jason A Roy, Haochang Shou, Jesse Yenchih Hsu, Amanda Hyre Anderson, J Richard Landis, Jiang He, Harold I Feldman
Cardiovascular events, such as hospitalizations because of congestive heart failure, often occur repeatedly in patients with CKD. Many studies focus on analyses of the first occurrence of these events, and discard subsequent information. In this article, we review a number of statistical methods for analyzing ordered recurrent events of the same type, including Poisson regression and three commonly used survival models that are extensions of Cox proportional hazards regression. We illustrate the models by analyzing data from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study to identify risk factors for congestive heart failure hospitalizations in patients with CKD...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716815/exposure-response-analyses-of-ramucirumab-from-two-randomized-phase-iii-trials-of-second-line-treatment-for-advanced-gastric-or-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer
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Josep Tabernero, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kei Muro, Eric Van Cutsem, Sang Cheul Oh, György Bodoky, Yasuhiro Shimada, Shuichi Hironaka, Jaffer A Ajani, Jiri Tomasek, Howard Safran, Kumari Chandrawansa, Yanzhi Hsu, Michael Heathman, Azhar Khan, Lan Ni, Allen S Melemed, Ling Gao, David Ferry, Charles S Fuchs
Ramucirumab is an IgG1 monoclonal antibody specific for the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2. Ramucirumab, 8 mg/kg every two weeks, administered as monotherapy (REGARD) or in combination with paclitaxel (RAINBOW), was safe and effective in patients with previously treated advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. We evaluated exposure-efficacy and exposure-safety relationships of ramucirumab from two randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trials. Sparse pharmacokinetic samples were collected and a population pharmacokinetic analysis was conducted to predict ramucirumab minimum trough concentration at steady-state (Cmin,ss)...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716437/tumor-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-correlates-with-nodal-metastasis-in-patients-with-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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Juana María García-Pedrero, Pablo Martínez-Camblor, Susana Diaz-Coto, Pablo Munguia-Calzada, Aitana Vallina-Alvarez, Francisco Vazquez-Lopez, Juan Pablo Rodrigo, Jorge Santos-Juanes
BACKGROUND: Binding of tumor-expressed programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) to the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) surface receptor blocks T-cell activation thereby leading to immune evasion. Tumor PD-L1 expression has been associated with poor outcome in a wide variety of cancers; however, data in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) are scarce and conflicting. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of tumor PD-L1 expression with the clinicopathologic features and prognosis of cSCC...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716387/respiratory-virus-prior-to-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-is-associated-with-allo-immune-mediated-lung-syndromes
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Birgitta Versluys, Marc Bierings, Jean Luc Murk, Tom Wolfs, Caroline Lindemans, Kors Vd Ent, Jaap Jan Boelens
BACKGROUND: Allo-immune mediated lung syndromes (allo-LS) are life-threatening complications after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Respiratory virus (RV) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We studied the relation between RV-DNA/RNA detection in upper/lower airway before HCT and the occurrence of allo-LS. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all HCT recipients between 2004 and 2014, in whom Real-Time PCR for RV was done from Nasal-Pharyngeal-Aspirates (NPA) and Broncho-Alveolar- Lavage (BAL) before HCT...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716027/cytomegalovirus-viraemia-and-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-the-era-of-antiviral-prophylaxis-lessons-from-the-western-australian-experience
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Linda A Selvey, Wai H Lim, Peter Boan, Ramyasuda Swaminathan, Claudia Slimings, Amy E Harrison, Aron Chakera
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) establishes a lifelong infection that is efficiently controlled by the immune system; this infection can be reactivated in case of immunosuppression such as following solid organ transplantation. CMV viraemia has been associated with CMV disease, as well as increased mortality and allograft failure. Prophylactic antiviral medication is routinely given to renal transplant recipients, but reactivation during and following cessation of antiviral prophylaxis is known to occur...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715644/detection-and-identification-of-serum-protein-peak-at-6648%C3%A2-m-z-as-a-novel-indicator-in-breast-cancer-based-on-mass-spectrometry
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Dongjian Song, Lifang Yue, Yuxiao Zhan, Junjie Zhang, Zechen Yan, Yingzhong Fan, Heying Yang, Da Zhang, Qiuliang Liu, Ziqiang Xia, Pan Qin, Jia Jia, Ming Yue, Jiekai Yu, Shu Zheng, Fuquan Yang, Jiaxiang Wang
Breast cancer (BC) is the second-leading cause of cancer mortality after lung cancer in women owing partly to a lack of specific and sensitive tests for early screening and monitoring. The detection of novel specific BC serum indicators for screening purposes is an essential clinical need. A total of 437 serum specimens from 310 BC patients that were divided into mining and testing sets were collected in this study. In contrast with the conventional BC indicators through receiver operating characteristic, survival and hazard function curves, and multivariate Cox regression analyses, we intended to hunt for stable protein indicators from serum specimens and identify their diagnostic and prognostic potential for BC...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715406/genetic-polymorphisms-of-the-il6-and-nod2-genes-are-risk-factors-for-inflammatory-reactions-in-leprosy
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Carolinne Sales-Marques, Cynthia Chester Cardoso, Lucia Elena Alvarado-Arnez, Ximena Illaramendi, Anna Maria Sales, Mariana de Andréa Hacker, Mayara Garcia de Mattos Barbosa, José Augusto da Costa Nery, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Antonio Guilherme Pacheco, Milton Ozório Moraes
The pathways that trigger exacerbated immune reactions in leprosy could be determined by genetic variations. Here, in a prospective approach, both genetic and non-genetic variables influencing the amount of time before the development of reactional episodes were studied using Kaplan-Meier survival curves, and the genetic effect was estimated by the Cox proportional-hazards regression model. In a sample including 447 leprosy patients, we confirmed that gender (male), and high bacillary clinical forms are risk factors for leprosy reactions...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715344/community-acquired-pneumonia-incidence-before-and-after-proton-pump-inhibitor-prescription-population-based-study
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Fatmah Othman, Colin J Crooks, Timothy R Card
Objective To examine the risk of community acquired pneumonia before and after prescription of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and assess whether unmeasured confounding explains this association.Design Cohort study and self controlled case series.Setting Clinical Practice Research Datalink (1990 to 2013) in UK.Participants Adult patients with a new prescription for a PPI individually matched with controls.Main outcome measures Association of community acquired pneumonia with PPI prescription estimated by three methods: a multivariable Cox model comparing risk in PPI exposed patients with controls, corrected for potential confounders; a self controlled case series; and a prior event rate ratio (PERR) analysis over the 12 month periods before and after the first PPI prescription...
November 15, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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