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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933295/sperm-chromatin-dispersion-test-before-sperm-preparation-is-predictive-of-clinical-pregnancy-in-cases-of-unexplained-infertility-treated-with-intrauterine-insemination-and-induction-with-clomiphene-citrate
#1
Frank W R C Vandekerckhove, Ilse De Croo, Jan Gerris, Etienne Vanden Abbeel, Petra De Sutter
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A large proportion of men with normal sperm results as analyzed using conventional techniques have fragmented DNA in their spermatozoa. We performed a prospective study to examine the incidence of DNA fragmentation in sperm in cases of couples with previously unexplained infertility and treated with intrauterine insemination. We evaluated whether there was any predictive value of DNA fragmentation for pregnancy outcome in such couples. METHODS: The percentage of DNA fragmentation and all classical variables to evaluate sperm before and after sperm treatment were determined...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933239/impact-of-bowel-resection-margins-in-node-negative-colon-cancer
#2
Ricardo Rocha, Rui Marinho, David Aparício, Marta Fragoso, Marta Sousa, António Gomes, Carlos Leichsenring, Carla Carneiro, Vasco Geraldes, Vítor Nunes
PURPOSE: Surgical intestinal resection margins in colon cancer are a longstanding debate in terms the optimal distance between the tumor and the colonic section line. The aim of this study is to define the oncological outcomes in relation to surgical margins, measured in terms or recurrence rate, time-to-recurrence, disease-free survival and overall survival in a population of node negative colon cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational longitudinal single institution study...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933104/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-neglected-subgroup
#3
Arun Kumar Subbiah, Yogesh K Chhabra, Sandeep Mahajan
The burden of non-communicable diseases has increased exponentially over the past decade and they account for majority of the health-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. In line with this, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been increasing over the years. CKD progresses through stages and it is well known that patients are more likely to die than to progress to end-stage renal disease. The presence of multiple classical and novel risk factors predisposes this group of patients to premature cardiovascular mortality...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932876/effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-the-rehabilitation-of-moderate-to-severe-copd-a-meta-analysis
#4
Rong-Chang Chen, Xiao-Ying Li, Li-Li Guan, Bing-Peng Guo, Wei-Liang Wu, Zi-Qing Zhou, Ya-Ting Huo, Xin Chen, Lu-Qian Zhou
PURPOSE: Patients with COPD often experience skeletal muscle dysfunction. For those who are unable or unwilling to undertake physical training, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may provide an alternative method of rehabilitation. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to investigate the controversial topic of whether this therapy is effective in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We pooled data from nine trials published between January 9, 2002 and January 4, 2016 across PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Google Scholar, and relevant websites for randomized controlled trials...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932603/poststroke-depression-a-scientific-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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Amytis Towfighi, Bruce Ovbiagele, Nada El Husseini, Maree L Hackett, Ricardo E Jorge, Brett M Kissela, Pamela H Mitchell, Lesli E Skolarus, Mary A Whooley, Linda S Williams
Poststroke depression (PSD) is common, affecting approximately one third of stroke survivors at any one time after stroke. Individuals with PSD are at a higher risk for suboptimal recovery, recurrent vascular events, poor quality of life, and mortality. Although PSD is prevalent, uncertainty remains regarding predisposing risk factors and optimal strategies for prevention and treatment. This is the first scientific statement from the American Heart Association on the topic of PSD. Members of the writing group were appointed by the American Heart Association Stroke Council's Scientific Statements Oversight Committee and the American Heart Association's Manuscript Oversight Committee...
December 8, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932552/microfluidic-analysis-of-oocyte-and-embryo-biomechanical-properties-to-improve-outcomes-in-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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REVIEW
Livia Z Yanez, David B Camarillo
Measurement of oocyte and embryo biomechanical properties has recently emerged as an exciting new approach to obtain a quantitative, objective estimate of developmental potential. However, many traditional methods for probing cell mechanical properties are time consuming, labor intensive and require expensive equipment. Microfluidic technology is currently making its way into many aspects of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), and is particularly well suited to measure embryo biomechanics due to the potential for robust, automated single-cell analysis at a low cost...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932521/adapting-an-hiv-risk-reduction-curriculum-processes-and-outcomes
#7
Melissa K Miller, Joi Wickliffe, Sharon G Humiston, M Denise Dowd, Patricia Kelly, Stephen DeLurgio, Kathy Goggin
Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART) is a community-based, HIV risk reduction curriculum shown to increase safer sex behaviors among African American adolescents. However, BART does not address common barriers to sexual health care access, which may limit program efficacy. We used a community-engaged adaptation process to maximize program relevance and health outcomes by incorporating a broad ecological perspective. Adolescent and staff advisory boards at a community-based organization recommended modifications (e...
December 7, 2016: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932410/anthropometric-factors-have-significant-influence-on-the-outcome-of-the-ghrh-arginine-test-establishment-of-normative-data-for-an-automated-immunoassay-specifically-measuring-22kd-human-growth-hormone
#8
Timo Deutschbein, Martin Bidlingmaier, Jochen Schopohl, Christian J Strasburger, Stephan Petersenn
CONTEXT: Adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) is diagnosed by provocative testing of GH secretion. OBJECTIVE: To improve diagnostic accuracy of GH releasing hormone (GHRH) plus arginine (GARG) testing, we evaluated the influence of age, BMI, and sex, and established normative data for an automatic immunoassay specifically measuring 22kD human GH. DESIGN/SETTING: Prospective multicenter study. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-seven patients with hypothalamic-pituitary disease and 200 healthy controls...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932306/analysis-of-the-outcomes-in-central-venous-access-port-implantation-performed-by-residents-via-the-internal-jugular-vein-and-subclavian-vein
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Hajime Matsushima, Tomohiko Adachi, Toru Iwata, Takashi Hamada, Hiroki Moriuchi, Manpei Yamashita, Tomoo Kitajima, Hitoshi Okubo, Susumu Eguchi
OBJECTIVE: The central venous access port (CVAP) has played an important role in the safe administration of chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition. The aim of the present study was to clarify the optimal access vein for CVAP implantation when performed by residents rather than attending surgeons. METHODS: A consecutive cases of CVAP implantation via the subclavian vein (SV) using a landmark-guided technique or via the internal jugular vein (JV) using an ultrasound-guided technique were divided into 2 groups according to whether the intervention was performed by a resident or an attending surgeon...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932226/value-on-the-front-end-making-the-effective-diagnosis-for-optimal-treatment
#10
W Ben Kibler
Much effort is being made to quantitate and improve the outcomes associated with medical treatment. These outcomes are defined as how the patient did after an intervention and may be termed "value on the back end" of the treatment process. The diagnosis guides the content and timing of the treatment, and may be considered the "value on the front end" that optimizes the treatment process. The diagnosis can be defined as "that body of information, collected through the process of evaluating the patient's health problem, that determines the content and timing of the treatment of the health problem...
December 5, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932220/risk-management-for-optimal-land-use-planning-integrating-ecosystem-services-values-a-case-study-in-changsha-middle-china
#11
Jie Liang, Minzhou Zhong, Guangming Zeng, Gaojie Chen, Shanshan Hua, Xiaodong Li, Yujie Yuan, Haipeng Wu, Xiang Gao
Land-use change has direct impact on ecosystem services and alters ecosystem services values (ESVs). Ecosystem services analysis is beneficial for land management and decisions. However, the application of ESVs for decision-making in land use decisions is scarce. In this paper, a method, integrating ESVs to balance future ecosystem-service benefit and risk, is developed to optimize investment in land for ecological conservation in land use planning. Using ecological conservation in land use planning in Changsha as an example, ESVs is regarded as the expected ecosystem-service benefit...
December 5, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932046/stereotactic-ablative-body-radiosurgery-sabr-or-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt
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REVIEW
Michael R Folkert, Robert D Timmerman
While conventional treatment relies on protracted courses of therapy using relatively small dose-per-fraction sizes of 1.8-2Gy, there is substantial evidence gathered over decades that this may not be the optimal approach for all targetable disease. Stereotactic ablative body radiosurgery (SABR) or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a technique which uses precise targeting to deliver high doses of radiation capable of ablating tumors directly. In this review, we will discuss the justification for and techniques used to deliver ablative doses to improve treatment outcomes, interactions with biological and immunologic therapy, and special procedures to spare normal tissue, which have facilitated the expanding role for these techniques in the management of a wide range of malignant histologies and disease states...
December 5, 2016: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931830/cancer-treatment-induced-metabolic-syndrome-improving-outcome-with-lifestyle
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REVIEW
N L Westerink, J Nuver, J D Lefrandt, A H Vrieling, J A Gietema, A M E Walenkamp
Increasing numbers of long-term cancer survivors face important treatment related adverse effects. Cancer treatment induced metabolic syndrome (CTIMetS) is an especially prevalent and harmful condition. The aetiology of CTIMetS likely differs from metabolic syndrome in the general population, but effective treatment and prevention methods are probably similar. In this review, we summarize the potential mechanisms leading to the development of CTIMetS after various types of cancer treatment. Furthermore, we propose a safe and accessible method to treat or prevent CTIMetS through lifestyle change...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931645/haemodynamic-coherence%C3%A2-%C3%A2-the-relevance-of-fluid-therapy
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REVIEW
Philip Arnemann, Laura Seidel, Christian Ertmer
The ultimate goal of fluid therapy is to improve the oxygenation of cells by improving the cardiac output, thus improving microcirculation by optimizing macrocirculation. This haemodynamic coherence is often altered in patients with haemorrhagic shock and sepsis. The loss of haemodynamic coherence is associated with adverse outcomes. It may be influenced by the mechanisms of the underlying disease and properties of different fluids used for resuscitation in these critically ill patients. Monitoring microcirculation and haemodynamic coherence may be an additional tool to predict the response to fluid administration...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931633/complications-of-endoscopic-resection-techniques-for-upper-gi-tract-lesions
#15
REVIEW
D Libânio, P Pimentel-Nunes, M Dinis-Ribeiro
Adverse events can occur during and after the endoscopic resection of upper gastrointestinal lesions. Their incidence can be minimized through the adoption of preventive measures and their final outcomes can be optimized through prompt identification and adequate treatment. In this evidence-based review we describe the risk factors for adverse events, preventive measures to avoid them and their management when they occur. Algorithms of action are also provided. Oesophageal strictures can be prevented with corticosteroids (either locally injected or systemically administered) and treated with endoscopic dilatation...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931255/wealth-and-cardiovascular-health-a-cross-sectional-study-of-wealth-related-inequalities-in-the-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-high-middle-and-low-income-countries
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Benjamin Palafox, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Khalid F AlHabib, Alvaro Jr Avezum, Ahmad Bahonar, Noorhassim Ismail, Jephat Chifamba, Clara K Chow, Daniel J Corsi, Gilles R Dagenais, Rafael Diaz, Rajeev Gupta, Romaina Iqbal, Manmeet Kaur, Rasha Khatib, Annamarie Kruger, Iolanthe Marike Kruger, Fernando Lanas, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Fu Minfan, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem K Mony, Aytekin Oguz, Lia M Palileo-Villanueva, Pablo Perel, Paul Poirier, Sumathy Rangarajan, Lei Rensheng, Annika Rosengren, Biju Soman, David Stuckler, S V Subramanian, Koon Teo, Lungiswa P Tsolekile, Andreas Wielgosz, Peng Yaguang, Karen Yeates, Mo Yongzhen, Khalid Yusoff, Rita Yusuf, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Katarzyna Zatońska, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Effective policies to control hypertension require an understanding of its distribution in the population and the barriers people face along the pathway from detection through to treatment and control. One key factor is household wealth, which may enable or limit a household's ability to access health care services and adequately control such a chronic condition. This study aims to describe the scale and patterns of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in 21 countries using baseline data from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology study...
December 8, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931247/the-radical-extent-of-lymphadenectomy-d2-dissection-versus-complete-mesocolic-excision-of-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-for-right-sided-colon-cancer-relarc-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Jun-Yang Lu, Lai Xu, Hua-Dan Xue, Wei-Xun Zhou, Tao Xu, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Bin Wu, Guo-Le Lin, Yi Xiao
BACKGROUND: The extent of lymphadenectomy during laparoscopic right colectomy can affect the oncological outcome and the safety of surgery. The principle of complete mesocolic excision (CME) has been gradually accepted and increasingly applied by colorectal surgeons. The aim of this study is to investigate whether extended lymphadenectomy (CME) in laparoscopic colectomy could improve the oncological outcomes of patients with right-sided colon cancers, compared with D2 lymphadenectomy...
December 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931181/platelet-aggregation-and-risk-of-stent-thrombosis-or-bleeding-in-interventionally-treated-diabetic-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
K Kukula, M Klopotowski, P K Kunicki, J Jamiolkowski, A Debski, P Bekta, M Polanska-Skrzypczyk, Z Chmielak, A Witkowski
BACKGROUND: Platelet aggregation monitoring in diabetic patients treated with coronary interventions (PCI) for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a promising way of optimizing treatment and outcomes in this high risk group. The aim of the study was to verify whether clopidogrel response measured by Multiplate analyzer (ADPtest) in diabetic ACS patients treated with PCI predicts the risk of stent thrombosis or cardiovascular mortality and bleeding. METHODS: Into this prospective, observational study 206 elective PCI patients were enrolled...
December 8, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931152/planting-the-seed-origins-composition-and-postnatal-health-significance-of-the-fetal-gastrointestinal-microbiota
#19
Lisa F Stinson, Matthew S Payne, Jeffrey A Keelan
It has long been assumed that establishment of the fetal microbiome commences with the birthing process. However, recent studies have found bacterial DNA in umbilical cord blood, placenta, amniotic fluid, meconium, and fetal membranes in healthy normal pregnancies, leading to suggestions that the seeding of the fetal microbiome may commence in utero long before delivery. The origins of the microbiota of the fetal gastrointestinal (GI) tract have not yet been conclusively determined, although bacterial translocation from the maternal circulation, or ascension from the vagina, are both likely to be contributing pathways...
December 8, 2016: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931079/protecting-the-mitochondria-against-ischemia-reperfusion-a-gassy-solution
#20
EDITORIAL
Thierry Hauet, Raphael Thuillier
Organ transplantation success has seen great improvements in past decades due to progresses in immune-suppressive regiments. However, lack of long-term graft outcome improvement, added to increased marginal donors use, has recently shifted the focus towards the peri-transplant period and particularly ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). The recent acknowledgment of the link between IRI and outcome, short or long term, has rekindled interest in the study of the physiopathology associated with organ preservation and the methods to optimize it...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
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