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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352452/the-determinants-of-reduced-dietary-intake-in-hospitalised-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Anne van der Werf, Katherine Arthey, Michael Hiesmayr, Isabella Sulz, Karin Schindler, Alessandro Laviano, Jacqueline Langius, Marian de van der Schueren
PURPOSE: Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) often experience malnutrition and weight loss, largely resulting from reduced dietary intake. The aim of this study was to identify determinants of reduced dietary intake in order to facilitate early recognition of malnutrition and optimise nutritional treatment. METHODS: Data from nutritionDay, an international 1-day survey investigating patient, disease and food profiles, were used. To identify determinants of dietary intake, defined as normal vs...
January 19, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351137/early-response-to-warfarin-initiation-and-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Adam I Edelstein, Clara Terzaghi, Brandon Nudelman, Charles Qin, Mary Kwasny, David W Manning
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis with warfarin is common after total joint arthroplasty. Early response to warfarin initiation has been theorized to engender a transient increase in the risk of venous thromboembolism. We hypothesized that a rapid rise in the international normalized ratio is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism after total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of Medicare patients undergoing elective total joint arthroplasty who were given nomogram-dosed warfarin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350554/quadriceps-neuromuscular-function-and-jump-landing-sagittal-plane-knee-biomechanics-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Sarah H Ward, Troy Blackburn, Darin A Padua, Laura E Stanley, Matthew S Harkey, Brittney A Luc-Harkey, Brian G Pietrosimone
CONTEXT:   Aberrant biomechanics may affect force attenuation at the knee during dynamic activities, potentially increasing the risk of sustaining a knee injury or hastening the development of osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Impaired quadriceps neuromuscular function has been hypothesized to influence the development of aberrant biomechanics. OBJECTIVE:   To determine the association between quadriceps neuromuscular function (strength, voluntary activation, and spinal-reflex and corticomotor excitability) and sagittal-plane knee biomechanics during jump landings in individuals with ACLR...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346523/timed-up-and-go-test-and-future-dementia-occurrence
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Ji Eun Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Su-Min Jeong, Ki Young Son, Belong Cho, Jong Lull Yoon, Byung Joo Park, In Soon Kwon, Jinkook Lee, SangYun Kim
Background: This study evaluated whether baseline results of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is associated with future dementia occurrence. Methods: Using the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort database, we identified 49 283 subjects without a dementia diagnosis who participated in the National Screening Program for Transitional Ages at 66 years of age during 2007-2012. Gait impairment was defined as taking longer than 10 seconds to perform the TUG test...
January 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342468/the-role-of-history-of-gastro-duodenal-ulcer-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Yusaku Takatori, Motohiko Kato, Yukie Sunata, Yuichiro Hirai, Yoko Kubosawa, Keichiro Abe, Yoshiaki Takada, Tetsu Hirata, Shigeo Banno, Michiko Wada, Satoshi Kinoshita, Hideki Mori, Kaoru Takabayashi, Miho Kikuchi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Masayuki Suzuki, Toshio Uraoka
BACKGROUND: Some scoring systems have been introduced to predict the need for performing urgent endoscopy in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). However, in an emergency situation, this intervention is insufficient and cannot easily provide the required treatment. AIM: To identify new risk factors that can predict the need for endoscopic intervention (EI) in UGIB patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study...
January 17, 2018: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340282/should-vasoconstrictors-be-considered-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-acute-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Xingshun Qi, Hongyu Li, Xiaodong Shao, Zhendong Liang, Xia Zhang, Ji Feng, Hao Lin, Xiaozhong Guo
Varices manifest as a major etiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with chronic liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. By contrast, non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding is rare. Pharmacological treatment differs between patients with variceal and non-variceal bleeding. Vasoconstrictors are recommended for the treatment of variceal bleeding, rather than non-variceal bleeding. In contrast, pump proton inhibitors are recommended for the treatment of non-variceal bleeding, rather than variceal bleeding...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340151/reference-values-for-spirometry-in-elderly-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study-of-different-reference-equations
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Joana Belo, Teresa Palmeiro, Iolanda Caires, Ana L Papoila, Marta Alves, Pedro Carreiro-Martins, Maria A Botelho, Nuno Neuparth
Background: Spirometry is the single most important test for the evaluation of respiratory function. The results are interpreted by comparing measured data with predicted values previously obtained from a reference population. Reference equations for spirometry have been discussed previously. The aim of this study was to compare reference values based on National Health and Nutrition Assessment Survey (NHANES III), European Community of Steel and Coal (ECSC), and Global Lung Initiative (GLI) equations in an elderly sample population...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338790/morphometric-characterisation-of-human-tracheas-focus-on-cartilaginous-ring-variation
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Y Premakumar, M F Griffin, M Szarko
PURPOSE: Details regarding tracheal anatomy are currently lacking, with existing literature focussing mainly on the cricoid-tracheal region or the carina. External gross anatomy and internal morphology throughout the entire trachea is important for normal physiological functioning and various clinical applications such as designs for tracheal implants or endotracheal devices. OBJECTIVE: To determine quantitative and qualitative characteristics of gross tracheal and individual tracheal ring anatomy...
January 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338554/site-specific-evaluation-of-lymphatic-vessel-sclerosis-in-lower-limb-lymphedema-patients
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Makoto Mihara, Hisako Hara, Yoshihisa Kawakami, Han Peng Zhou, Shuichi Tange, Kazuki Kikuchi, Takuya Iida
BACKGROUND: Histological changes in the collecting lymphatics in patients with lymphedema are classified as Normal type, Ectasis type, Contraction type, and Sclerosis type (NECST) classification. In this study, we investigated the condition of the lymphatic vessels in different sites of the legs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively investigated the lymphatic vessels of patients with lymphedema who underwent lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) from August 8, 2014 to August 4, 2015 based on the NECST classification...
January 17, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337920/acute-traumatic-endotheliopathy-in-isolated-severe-brain-injury-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome
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Venencia Albert, Arulselvi Subramanian, Deepak Agrawal, Hara Prasad Pati, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Asok Kumar Mukhopadhyay
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference in plasma levels of syndecan-1 (due to glycocalyx degradation) and soluble thrombomodulin (due to endothelial damage) in isolated severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with/without early coagulopathy. A secondary objective was to compare the effects of the degree of TBI endotheliopathy on hospital mortality among patients with TBI-associated coagulopathy (TBI-AC). METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on isolated severe TBI (sTBI) patients with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≤8 less than 12 h after injury admitted to a level I trauma centre...
January 16, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337241/differential-effects-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a%C3%AE-40-and-42-on-endocytosis-and-intraneuronal-trafficking
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Rajesh S Omtri, Kevin Thompson, Xiojia Tang, Chaitanya C Gali, Ute Panzenboeck, Michael W Davidson, Krishna R Kalari, Karunya K Kadimalla
Anomalous neuronal accumulation of Aβ peptides was shown to affect synaptic transmission and contribute to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. Neuronal cells internalize amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides from the brain extracellular space even under normal physiological conditions, and these endocytotic pathways go awry during AD progression. We hypothesized that exposure to toxic Aβ species accumulating in AD brain contribute to perturbations in neuronal endocytosis. We have shown substantial down-regulation of KEGG endocytotic pathway genes in AD patient brain regions that accumulate Aβ compared to those in non-demented individuals...
January 11, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336092/development-and-validation-of-a-scoring-system-to-predict-progression-to-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Yi Ren, Lulu Liu, Ying Li, Fangwan Yang, Yihuai He, Yanping Zhu, Xinxin Hu, Shide Lin
AIM: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a scoring system to predict the progression to acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in patients with acute exacerbation (AE) of chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: The baseline characteristics of 474 patients with AE of CHB were retrospectively reviewed; 280 and 194 patients were randomly assigned to the derivation and validation cohorts, respectively. Univariate risk factors associated with ACLF development were entered into a multivariate logistic regression...
January 15, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329798/efficacy-of-warfarin-anticoagulation-and-incident-dementia-in-a-community-based-cohort-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Malini Madhavan, Tiffany Y Hu, Bernard J Gersh, Veronique L Roger, Jill Killian, Susan A Weston, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Samuel J Asirvatham, Alanna M Chamberlain
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between time in therapeutic range (TTR) during warfarin therapy and risk of dementia in a population-based cohort of incident atrial fibrillation (AF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational population-based study of 2800 nondemented patients with incident AF from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2010. The association of incident dementia with warfarin therapy and TTR was examined using Cox proportional hazards regression models...
January 9, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327824/are-there-bilateral-isokinetic-shoulder-rotator-differences-in-basketball-male-players
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Thierry Weissland, Maryne Cozette, Clare Doyle, Antoine Gabrion
BACKGROUND: The internal (IR) and external (ER) rotator shoulder strength are often assess in the upper limb sports to prevent a risk of injuries. The purpose of this comparative study was to measure the agonist/antagonist balance of shoulder strength and to determine whether significant differences exist between the dominant and nondominant sides in basketball players compared to a control groups. METHODS: During the championship, 23 elite male-basketball players (BB) and 23 healthy males (CG) were tested bilaterally on a Cybex Norm isokinetic dynamometer in a seated position with 45° shoulder abduction in the scapular plane at 60°...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324514/anticoagulant-bridge-comparison-in-mechanical-circulatory-support-patients
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Richard H Cosgrove, Robyn L Basken, Richard G Smith, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Toshinobu Kazui, Brandon K Martinez, Richard W Burt, Eric S Crawford, Scott D Lick, Zain Khalpey
Maintaining mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device patients in a specified therapeutic range for anticoagulation remains challenging. Subtherapeutic international normalized ratios (INRs) occur frequently while on warfarin therapy. An effective anticoagulant bridge strategy may improve the care of these patients. This retrospective review of MCS patients with subtherapeutic INRs compared an intravenous unfractionated heparin (UFH) strategy with a subcutaneous enoxaparin or fondaparinux strategy. Native thromboelastography (n-TEG) was used to evaluate anticoagulant effect with coagulation index (CI) as the primary outcome measure...
January 10, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322630/inter-laboratory-variability-for-the-measurement-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-results-from-the-external-quality-assessment-scheme
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Armando Tripodi, Veena Chantarangkul, Cristina Legnani, Sophie Testa, Alberto Tosetto
BACKGROUND: Tests for direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) are not widely available. The perception that they are difficult to be run and are subjected to large between-laboratory variation makes their implementation difficult. AIMS: We carried out proficiency-testing surveys for DOAC within the activity of the external quality-assessment scheme of the Italian Federation of Thrombosis Centers. DESIGN: Participants were provided with coded freeze-dried plasmas without or with graded concentrations of the three main DOAC and asked to measure PT, APTT, thrombin time and DOAC concentrations by dedicated tests...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320558/thrombolysis-in-stroke-patients-comparability-of-point-of-care-versus-central-laboratory-international-normalized-ratio
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Ramona C Dolscheid-Pommerich, Sarah Dolscheid, Lars Eichhorn, Birgit Stoffel-Wagner, Ingo Graeff
BACKGROUND: In acute stroke patients, thrombolysis is one gold standard therapy option within the first four hours after the ischemic event. A contraindication for thrombolysis is an International Normalized Ratio (INR) value >1.7. Since time is brain, rapid and reliable INR results are fundamental. Aim was to compare INR values determined by central laboratory (CL) analyzer and Point-of-Care Testing(POCT)-device and to evaluate the quality of POCT performance in cases of potential therapeutic thrombolysis at a certified stroke unit...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319327/warfarin-dose-adjustment-after-biliopancreatic-diversion-duodenal-switch-bariatric-surgery
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Catherine Bolduc, Joëlle Flamand-Villeneuve, Isabelle Giroux, Stéfane Lebel, Serge Simard, Frédéric Picard
BACKGROUND: The absorption of drugs and fat-soluble vitamins is impaired after bariatric surgery on which intestinal length and function are altered. In this context, the anticoagulant effect of warfarin is difficult to predict in the postoperative period. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at describing the average weekly warfarin dose required to maintain a therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) before and up to 1 year after sleeve gastrectomy with biliopancreatic diversion and duodenal switch (BPD/DS)...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317980/a-history-of-kawasaki-disease-from-childhood-and-coronary-artery-ectasia-with-recurrent-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-therapeutic-challenge
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Ashraf Abugroun, Daniel Vilchez, Osama Hallak, Anahita Shahrrava
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an uncommon anomaly, usually found in 1.2-2% of patients undergoing coronary angiography, defined as a segment of the coronary artery that has a diameter of more than 1.5 times the normal adjacent segments. Atherosclerosis is considered as the cause of half of the CAE cases. We herein present a 65-year-old Asian male with past medical history of Kawasaki disease (KD) who developed recurrent episodes of inferior wall ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) despite treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316859/biocultural-predictors-of-motor-coordination-among-prepubertal-boys-and-girls
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Leonardo G O Luz, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Tatiana D D Luz, Paulo Sousa-E-Silva, João P Duarte, Aristides Machado-Rodrigues, André Seabra, Rute Santos, Sean P Cumming, Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
This study aimed to predict motor coordination from a matrix of biocultural factors for 173 children (89 boys, 84 girls) aged 7-9 years who were assessed with the Körperkoordinationtest für Kinder test battery. Socioeconomic variables included built environment, area of residence, mother's educational level, and mother's physical activity level (using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire [short version]). The behavioral domain was marked by participation in organized sports and habitual physical activity measured by accelerometers ( ActiGraph GT1M)...
February 2018: Perceptual and Motor Skills
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