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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441848/-short-term-clinical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-associated-with-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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K Hua, J J Sheng, R Dong
Objective: To explore short-term clinical outcomes and risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) and establish a prediction model for in-hospital mortality. Methods: The clinical data of patients undergoing OPCABG in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between January 2014 and January 2016 was retrospectively studied. Univariate analysis and logistic regression were applied to determine the potential risk factors, and then a prediction model for mortality was confirmed...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441838/-evaluation-of-endometriosis-fertility-index-in-follow-up-treatment-of-endometriosis-combined-with-infertility-patients-after-laparoscopic-surgery
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R Y Qian, X Wu, J Sheng, P Zheng, Q Zhou, A H Duan, J P Zhang, Y L Zhang, D Lu
Objective: To explore the application of endometriosis fertility index (EFI) in guidance after laparoscopic surgery of endometriosis patients combined with infertility and to explore methods to improve pregnancy rate in different EFI groups. Methods: A prospective research was done in endometriosis patients combined with infertility in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital from January 2010 to June 2011, after laparoscopic surgery, these 146 patients were divided into 3 groups by EFI score. Using different pregnancy guidance, these patients had 5 years follow-up...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441801/-prediction-of-occult-carcinoma-in-contralateral-nodules-based-on-the-ultrasonic-features-of-unilateral-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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L M Yang, Q Li, B W Zhao, J G Lyu, H S Xu, L L Xu, S Y Li, L Gao, J Zhu
Objective: To investigate the occurrence of occult carcinoma in contralateral lobes based on the ultrasonic features of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods: The study included 202 consecutives cases of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma with benign nodules in the contralateral lobe identified by preoperative ultrasound or fine-needle aspiration from June 2014 to December 2015. All patients received total thyroidectomies, and with postoperative pathological examination they were divided into two groups, one including 60 cases with positive occult cancer and another one consisting of 142 cases with negative occult cancer...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441746/high-performance-prediction-of-human-estrogen-receptor-agonists-based-on-chemical-structures
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Yuki Asako, Yoshihiro Uesawa
Many agonists for the estrogen receptor are known to disrupt endocrine functioning. We have developed a computational model that predicts agonists for the estrogen receptor ligand-binding domain in an assay system. Our model was entered into the Tox21 Data Challenge 2014, a computational toxicology competition organized by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. This competition aims to find high-performance predictive models for various adverse-outcome pathways, including the estrogen receptor...
April 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441714/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-functions-as-mirna-sponge-to-promote-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-esophageal-cancer
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Feng Xu, Jing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates dysregulated expression of the long non-coding RNA HOTAIR (lncRNA-HOTAIR) may play a significant role in tumor progression. LncRNA-HOTAIR promotes several processes in esophageal cancer (EC), including cell growth, differentiation, invasion and migration. However, the mechanisms by which lncRNA-HOTAIR promotes invasion and migration EC remain unclear. METHODS: LncRNA-HOTAIR and miR-148a expression were quantified in 40 paired human EC and tumor-adjacent tissues and EC cell lines by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441706/a-comprehensive-model-for-predicting-recurrence-and-survival-in-cases-of-chinese-postoperative-invasive-breast-cancer
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Xianhe Xie, Yanfen Hu, Chao Jing, Shuimei Luo, Yunfu Lv, Haitao Yang, Lina Li, Huijuan Chen, Wanzun Lin, Weili Zheng
We investigated relationships between clinical pathologic data, molecular biomarkers and prognosis of invasive breast cancer based on a Chinese population. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to assess the status of ER, PR, HER-2 and Ki-67, with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) performed to further confirm HER-2 positivity with an equivocal result (IHC 2+). Subsequently, Kaplan-Meier univariate and multivariate COX regression analyses of ER, PR, HER-2, Ki-67, clinical features, therapeutic status and follow-up data were performed according to the establishment principle of the Nottingham prognostic index (NPI)...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441698/ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-and-its-role-in-assessing-arterial-stiffness-in-dialysis-patients
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Wenjin Liu, Jiajun Zhou, Jianping Chen, Meijuan Meng, Xiurong Li, Chaoqing Gao, Jianmei Zhou, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Hong Chu, Wei Fan, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
OBJECTIVE: Ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a parameter derived from ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) readings. It is calculated as 1 minus the linear slope of DBP on SBP. We tested its value in assessing arterial stiffness in dialysis patients. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline data from a cohort study. A total of 344 patients on maintenance hemodialysis from six tertiary hospitals were included. All patients underwent ABP monitoring and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) measurement...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441697/hypertension-management-in-a-population-of-older-adults-in-rural-south-africa
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Thiago Veiga Jardim, Sheridan Reiger, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Ryan G Wagner, Alisha Wade, Till W Bärnighausen, Joshua Salomon, Stephen Tollman, Thomas A Gaziano
OBJECTIVE: Assess awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, as an indication of its management, in rural South Africa, especially regarding modifiers of these variables. METHODS: A population-representative sample of adults aged at least 40 years residing in the rural Agincourt subdistrict (Mpumalanga Province) covered by a long-term health and sociodemographic surveillance system was recruited. In-person interviews, physical exams, and dried blood spots were collected...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441690/the-postoperative-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score-as-a-predictor-of-short-term-outcome-after-transplantation-of-extended-criteria-donor-livers
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Tamas Benko, Anja Gallinat, Thomas Minor, Fuat H Saner, Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Andreas Paul, Dieter P Hoyer
BACKGROUND: Recently, the postoperative Model for End stage Liver Disease score (POPMELD) was suggested as a definition of postoperative graft dysfunction and a predictor of outcome after liver transplantation (LT). AIM: The aim of the present study was to validate this concept in the context of extended criteria donor (ECD) organs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-center prospectively collected data (OPAL study/01/11-12/13) of 116 ECD LTs were utilized...
June 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441689/coeliac-disease-further-evidence-that-biopsy-is-not-always-necessary-for-diagnosis
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Geoffrey K T Holmes, Julia M Forsyth, Sarah Knowles, Helen Seddon, Peter G Hill, Andrew S Austin
OBJECTIVES: Growing evidence supports the view that the diagnosis of coeliac disease (CD) can be made by serological tests alone, although this approach is still not widely accepted. We previously showed in retrospective and prospective studies that in adults an IgA-tissue transglutaminase antibody cut-off can be defined above which the positive predictive value for CD is 100%. Following a change in the analytical method for measuring the antibody, our objectives were to re-examine this finding in a larger series of adults to ascertain whether a diagnosis of CD can be reliably made in a proportion of patients without the need for small bowel biopsy and to re-evaluate the diagnostic guidelines used in our centre...
June 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441682/chondrosarcoma-of-the-osseous-spine-an-analysis-of-epidemiology-patient-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-using-the-seer-registry-from-1973-to-2012
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Armin Arshi, Justin Sharim, Don Y Park, Howard Y Park, Nicholas M Bernthal, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Arya N Shamie
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the epidemiology and prognostic indicators in patients with chondrosarcoma of the osseous spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chondrosarcoma of the spine is rare, with limited data on its epidemiology, clinicopathologic features, and treatment outcomes. Therapy centers on complete en bloc resection with radiotherapy reserved for subtotal resection or advanced disease. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registry was queried for patients with chondrosarcoma of the osseous spine from 1973 to 2012...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441679/the-drivers-of-discretionary-utilization-clinical-history-versus-physician-supply
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Gregory W Ruhnke, Willard G Manning, David T Rubin, David O Meltzer
PURPOSE: Because the effect of physician supply on utilization remains controversial, literature based on non-Medicare populations is sparse, and a physician supply expansion is under way, the potential for physician-induced demand across diverse populations is important to understand. A substantial proportion of gastrointestinal endoscopies may be inappropriate. The authors analyzed the impact of physician supply, practice patterns, and clinical history on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD, defined as discretionary) among patients hospitalized with lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB)...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441666/a-microrna-124-polymorphism-is-associated-with-fracture-healing-via-modulating-bmp6-expression
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Lin Zou, Guichun Zhang, Lifeng Liu, Chen Chen, Xuecheng Cao, Jinfang Cai
BACKGROUND: miR-124-3p has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of many diseases by modulating a variety of signaling pathways. In this study, we aimed to understand the impact of miR-124-3p expression level on the fracture healing in the patients of metaphyseal fracture of distal tibia, who received minimal invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis. METHODS: We firstly collected 195 patients of metaphyseal fracture of distal tibia, and the genotype of rs531564 was determined: GG (n=124) and GC+CC (n=71)...
April 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441659/perioperative-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-predict-recurrence-and-survival-of-patients-with-pathological-t2-4-gastric-cancer-treated-with-curative-gastrectomy
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Hiroaki Uda, Mitsuro Kanda, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Kenichi Inaoka, Yuri Tanaka, Masamichi Hayashi, Naoki Iwata, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Kenta Murotani, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Do serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 levels serve as prognostic indicators in patients with gastric cancer (GC)? This is a question that has long been disputed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of perioperative serum levels of CEA and CA19-9 for predicting the recurrence and long-term survival after patients with pT2-4 GC undergo curative gastrectomy. METHODS: This study included 251 patients with radically resected pT2-4 GC without preoperative treatment...
April 26, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441647/subjective-memory-in-a-national-sample-predicting-psychological-well-being
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Jacqueline A Mogle, Nikki Hill, Caroline McDermott
BACKGROUND: Individual perception of memory performance (i.e., subjective memory) is assessed using a variety of approaches. This article focuses on 2 such approaches: (1) self-comparison assessments that attempt to capture changes in memory ability over a period of time and (2) age-anchored comparisons that assess how an individual perceives their memory in relation to others their age. These different types of assessment may relate to psychological well-being differently due to the underlying mechanisms of assessment...
April 26, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441634/spatial-enhancement-of-ecg-using-diagnostic-similarity-score-based-lead-selective-multi-scale-linear-model
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Jiss J Nallikuzhy, S Dandapat
In this work, a new patient-specific approach to enhance the spatial resolution of ECG is proposed and evaluated. The proposed model transforms a three-lead ECG into a standard twelve-lead ECG thereby enhancing its spatial resolution. The three leads used for prediction are obtained from the standard twelve-lead ECG. The proposed model takes advantage of the improved inter-lead correlation in wavelet domain. Since the model is patient-specific, it also selects the optimal predictor leads for a given patient using a lead selection algorithm...
April 11, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441620/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-is-effective-in-misophonia-an-open-trial
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Arjan E Schröder, Nienke C Vulink, Arnoud J van Loon, Damiaan A Denys
BACKGROUND: Misophonia is a psychiatric disorder in which ordinary human sounds like smacking or chewing provoke intense anger and disgust. Despite the high burden of this condition, to date there is no evidence-based treatment available. In this study we evaluated the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and investigated whether clinical or demographic characteristics predicted treatment response. METHODS: Ninety patients with misophonia received eight bi-weekly group CBT sessions...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441619/the-influence-of-attention-biases-and-adult-attachment-style-on-treatment-outcome-for-adults-with-social-anxiety-disorder
#18
Yulisha Byrow, Lorna Peters
BACKGROUND: Attention biases figure prominently in CBT models of social anxiety and are thought to maintain symptoms of social anxiety disorder (SAD). Studies have shown that individual differences in pre-treatment attention biases predict cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) outcome. However, these findings have been inconsistent as to whether vigilance towards threat predicts better or poorer treatment outcome. Adult attachment style is an individual characteristic that may influence the relationship between attention bias and SAD...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441617/the-magic-survey-in-hormone-receptor-positive-hr-her2-negative-her2-breast-cancer-when-might-multigene-assays-be-of-value
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Matti Aapro, Michelino De Laurentiis, Dan Rea, Juan Enrique Bargallo Rocha, Roberto Elizalde, László Landherr, Barbro Linderholm, Eleftherios Mamounas, Christos Markopoulos, Patrick Neven, Alexander Petrovsky, Roman Rouzier, Vincent Smit, Christer Svedman, Daniel Schneider, Christoph Thomssen, Miguel Martin
BACKGROUND: A modest proportion of patients with early stage hormone receptor-positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) breast cancer benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. Traditionally, treatment recommendations are based on clinical/pathologic criteria that are not predictive of chemotherapy benefit. Multigene assays provide prognostic and predictive information that can help to make more informed treatment decisions. The MAGIC survey evaluated international differences in treatment recommendations, how traditional parameters are used for making treatment choices, and for which patients treating physicians feel most uncertain about their decisions...
April 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441603/assessment-of-wastewater-treatment-facility-compliance-with-decreasing-ammonia-discharge-limits-using-a-regression-tree-model
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Bihu Suchetana, Balaji Rajagopalan, JoAnn Silverstein
A regression tree-based diagnostic approach is developed to evaluate factors affecting US wastewater treatment plant compliance with ammonia discharge permit limits using Discharge Monthly Report (DMR) data from a sample of 106 municipal treatment plants for the period of 2004-2008. Predictor variables used to fit the regression tree are selected using random forests, and consist of the previous month's effluent ammonia, influent flow rates and plant capacity utilization. The tree models are first used to evaluate compliance with existing ammonia discharge standards at each facility and then applied assuming more stringent discharge limits, under consideration in many states...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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