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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241392/the-high-incidence-of-severe-chronic-kidney-disease-after-intestinal-transplantation-and-its-impact-on-patient-and-graft-survival
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Geneviève Huard, Kishore Iyer, Jang Moon, John T Doucette, Vinay Nair, Thomas D Schiano
INTRODUCTION: Using data from the SRTR, cumulative incidence, risk factors for, and impact on survival of severe CKD in ITx recipients were assessed. METHODS: First-time adult ITx recipients transplanted in the United States between 01/01/1990 and 12/31/2012 were included. Severe CKD after ITx was defined as: GFR <30 ml/min/1.73m(2) , chronic hemodialysis initiation, or KTx. Survival analysis and extended Cox model were conducted. RESULTS: The cumulative incidence of severe CKD one, five and ten years after ITx was 3...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241327/dermascope-use-by-osteopathic-primary-care-physicians
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Jeffrey B Morris, Sarah V Alfonso, Nilda Hernandez, M Isabel Fernández
CONTEXT: Osteopathic physicians (ie, DOs) in primary care may play a critical role in the early detection of skin cancer. Dermoscopy improves diagnostic accuracy; however, its use among primary care DOs remains understudied. OBJECTIVES: To document dermascope use among DOs in primary care, to examine physician and practice characteristics associated with having used and having heard of a dermascope, and to examine the barriers to dermascope use. METHODS: Osteopathic physicians were recruited to complete an anonymous survey assessing demographic factors, physician and practice characteristics, confidence in differentiating skin lesions, knowledge and dermascope use, and barriers to dermascope use...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241057/setting-development-goals-using-stochastic-dynamical-system-models
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Shyam Ranganathan, Stamatios C Nicolis, Ranjula Bali Swain, David J T Sumpter
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) programme was an ambitious attempt to encourage a globalised solution to important but often-overlooked development problems. The programme led to wide-ranging development but it has also been criticised for unrealistic and arbitrary targets. In this paper, we show how country-specific development targets can be set using stochastic, dynamical system models built from historical data. In particular, we show that the MDG target of two-thirds reduction of child mortality from 1990 levels was infeasible for most countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240463/incidence-and-management-of-postoperative-bile-leaks-a-prospective-cohort-analysis-of-467-liver-resections
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A J Dell, J E J Krige, E Jonas, S R Thomson, S J Beningfield, U K Kotze, S A Tromp, S Burmeister, M M Bernon, P C Bornman
BACKGROUND: Bile leaks from the parenchymal transection margin are a major cause of morbidity following major liver resections. The aim of this study was to benchmark the incidence and identify the risk factors for postoperative bile leakage after hepatic resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective database of 467 consecutive liver resections performed by the University of Cape Town HPB surgical unit between January 1990 and January 2016 was analysed. The relationship of demographic, clinical and perioperative factors to the development of bile leakage was determined...
September 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239917/decrease-in-mortality-of-adult-epilepsy-patients-since-1980-lessons-learned-from-a-hospital-based-cohort
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C A Granbichler, W Oberaigner, G Kuchukhidze, J-P Ndayisaba, A Ndayisaba, A Taylor, G Bauer, G Luef, E Trinka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on mortality in patients with epilepsy have been available since the 1800s. They consistently show a 2-3-fold increase compared to the general population. Despite major advances in diagnostic tools and treatment options, there is no evidence for a decrease in premature deaths. The temporal trend of mortality in a hospital-based epilepsy cohort over three decades was assessed. METHODS: A hospital-based incidence cohort was recruited from a specialized epilepsy outpatient clinic at Innsbruck Medical University between 1980 and 2007, divided by decade into three cohorts and followed for 5 years after initial epilepsy diagnosis...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239395/patterns-of-sociodemographic-and-clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-stages-ii-and-iii-colorectal-cancer-patients-by-age-examining-potential-mechanisms-of-young-onset-disease
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Caitlin C Murphy, Hanna K Sanoff, Karyn B Stitzenberg, John A Baron, Jennifer L Lund, Robert S Sandler
Background and Aims. As a first step toward understanding the increasing incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in younger (age < 50) populations, we examined demographic, clinicopathologic, and socioeconomic characteristics and treatment receipt in a population-based sample of patients newly diagnosed with stages II and III CRC. Methods. Patients were sampled from the National Cancer Institute's Patterns of Care studies in 1990/91, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010 (n = 6, 862). Tumor characteristics and treatment data were obtained through medical record review and physician verification...
2017: Journal of Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239081/clinical-features-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-a-10-year-experience-from-a-single-center
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Ha Young Na, Jeong Han Kim, Won Hyeok Choe, So Young Kwon, Byung Chul Yoo
Background/Aims: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is one of critical complications in liver cirrhosis patients with ascites. We aimed to review clinical course of SBP patients in a 10-year period from single center. Methods: This study enrolled SBP patients between 2005 and 2015. Their medical records were reviewed. The laboratory findings of serum and ascites were examined, and characteristics of isolated microorganisms in ascites were analyzed. Results: Total 51 patients were enrolled...
February 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238360/trends-in-the-earnings-gender-gap-among-dentists-physicians-and-lawyers
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Thanh An Nguyen Le, Anthony T Lo Sasso, Marko Vujicic
BACKGROUND: The authors examined the factors associated with sex differences in earnings for 3 professional occupations. METHODS: The authors used a multivariate Blinder-Oaxaca method to decompose the differences in mean earnings across sex. RESULTS: Although mean differences in earnings between men and women narrowed over time, there remained large, unaccountable earnings differences between men and women among all professions after multivariate adjustments...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238245/rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-collaboration-patterns-and-research-core-topics
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Alejandro Salinas, Gregorio González, Jose Manuel Ramos
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are important health problems in developing countries. The study aim was to provide a review and content analysis of the scientific literature on rheumatic fever and RHD over a 70-year period. METHODS: Medline was employed via the online PubMed service of the US National Library of Medicine, to search for all documents containing the MeSH terms 'rheumatic fever' or 'rheumatic heart disease' between January 1945 and December 2013...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238208/ask-me-self-reported-features-of-adolescents-experiencing-neglect-or-emotional-maltreatment-a-rapid-systematic-review
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REVIEW
A M Naughton, L E Cowley, V Tempest, S A Maguire, M K Mann, A M Kemp
BACKGROUND: Neglect is often overlooked in adolescence, due in part to assumptions about autonomy and misinterpretation of behaviors being part of normal adolescent development. Emotional maltreatment (abuse or neglect) has a damaging effect throughout the lifespan, but is rarely recognized amongst adolescents. Our review aims to identify features that adolescents experiencing neglect and/ or emotional maltreatment report. METHOD: A rapid review methodology searched 8 databases (1990-2014), supplemented by hand searching journals, and references, identifying 2,568 abstracts...
February 26, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237717/what-parents-can-do-to-keep-their-children-from-smoking-a-systematic-review-on-smoking-specific-parenting-strategies-and-smoking-onset
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REVIEW
Marieke Hiemstra, Rebecca N H de Leeuw, Rutger C M E Engels, Roy Otten
AIM: To provide a systematic overview of longitudinal studies on different smoking-specific parenting practices (i.e., perceived parental norms and influences, smoking-specific monitoring, availability of cigarettes at home, household smoking rules, non-smoking agreements, smoking-specific communication, and parental reactions) as useful tools in the prevention of youth smoking. METHOD: MEDLINE and PsychINFO search identified 986 studies published from 1990 to December 2016...
February 9, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236910/hypertension-and-its-treatment-at-age-90%C3%A2-years-is-there-an-association-with-5-year-mortality
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Jochanan Stessman, Michael Bursztyn, Yoni Gershinsky, Aliza Hammerman-Rozenberg, Jeremy M Jacobs
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between hypertension at age 90 years, treatment, and 5-year mortality. DESIGN: A prospective observational study of a representative community-dwelling birth cohort (born 1920-1921) by the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study (1990-2015). SETTING: Home-assessment. PARTICIPANTS: 480 subjects aged 90, examined 2010-2011. Measurements and Main Outcome: Hypertension was defined as treatment with antihypertensive medication, and/or sitting blood pressure (BP) > 140 mmHg systolic or >90 mmHg diastolic...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236648/molecular-assays-for-the-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-neonates
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REVIEW
Mohan Pammi, Angela Flores, James Versalovic, Mariska Mg Leeflang
BACKGROUND: Microbial cultures for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis have low sensitivity and reporting delay. Advances in molecular microbiology have fostered new molecular assays that are rapid and may improve neonatal outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of various molecular methods for the diagnosis of culture-positive bacterial and fungal sepsis in neonates and to explore heterogeneity among studies by analyzing subgroups classified by gestational age and type of sepsis onset and compare molecular tests with one another...
February 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235978/right-to-sexual-and-reproductive-health-in-new-population-policies-of-iran
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Fatemeh Kokabisaghi
Sexual and reproductive health services in Iran are influenced by population policies. Willingness of Iranian policy makers to control the population's growth rate resulted in the provision of countrywide family planning services and contraceptives from 1990 to 2013. Now policy makers favour population growth because of a statistically significant decline in the fertility rate and ageing of the population. New population policies contain incentives for higher fertility and limitations on family planning services...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235972/outcomes-associated-with-prescribed-medications-in-older-adults-with-multimorbidity-protocol-for-a-scoping-review
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Jennifer Watt, Andrea C Tricco, Manav Vyas, Kapil Kohli, Sarthak Soin, Mitra Abaeian, Stephanie Watt, Sharon E Straus
INTRODUCTION: Multimorbidity becomes increasingly prevalent with ageing. Polypharmacy is often associated with multimorbidity because patients accrue medications to treat each individual disease; however, there is uncertainty around the generalisability of disease-specific guidelines. Namely, the extrapolation of results from studies conducted in younger patients to older adults with multimorbidity. The main objective of this scoping review is to explore our current knowledge of the outcomes that older adults with multimorbidity experience from taking prescribed medications...
February 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235407/accuracy-of-two-geocoding-methods-for-geographic-information-system-based-exposure-assessment-in-epidemiological-studies
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Elodie Faure, Aurélie M N Danjou, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Laure Dossus, Béatrice Fervers
BACKGROUND: Environmental exposure assessment based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and study participants' residential proximity to environmental exposure sources relies on the positional accuracy of subjects' residences to avoid misclassification bias. Our study compared the positional accuracy of two automatic geocoding methods to a manual reference method. METHODS: We geocoded 4,247 address records representing the residential history (1990-2008) of 1,685 women from the French national E3N cohort living in the Rhône-Alpes region...
February 24, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231685/unmet-psychosocial-needs-in-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are severe medical conditions with adverse impact on the quality of life of both children and their caregivers. IBD are associated with many limitations in personal and interpersonal functioning, and it also restricts the patients' ability to use the full potential (extent) of their capabilities. With the progress and humanization in society, the issue of patients' needs became an important topic; however, the psychosocial functioning and quality of life of adolescents suffering from IBD and their caregivers have been understudied...
October 24, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231605/endonasal-versus-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
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REVIEW
Lona Jawaheer, Caroline J MacEwen, Deepa Anijeet
BACKGROUND: A dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) procedure aims to restore drainage of tears by bypassing a blockage in the nasolacrimal duct, through the creation of a bony ostium that allows communication between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity. It can be performed using endonasal or external approaches. The comparative success rates of these two approaches have not yet been established and this review aims to evaluate the relevant up-to-date research. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this review is to compare the success rates of endonasal DCR with that of external DCR...
February 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229924/outcomes-in-adults-and-children-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-requiring-dialysis-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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Gloria Ashuntantang, Charlotte Osafo, Wasiu A Olowu, Fatiu Arogundade, Abdou Niang, John Porter, Saraladevi Naicker, Valerie A Luyckx
BACKGROUND: The burden of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in sub-Saharan Africa is unknown but is probably high. Access to dialysis for ESKD is limited by insufficient infrastructure and catastrophic out-of-pocket costs. Most patients remain undiagnosed, untreated, and die. We did a systematic literature review to assess outcomes of patients who reach dialysis and the quality of dialysis received. METHODS: We searched PubMed, African Journals Online, WHO Global Health Library, and Web of Science for articles in English or French from sub-Saharan Africa reporting dialysis outcomes in patients with ESKD published between Jan 1, 1990, and Dec 22, 2015...
February 17, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229826/changes-in-the-pattern-of-death-of-987-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-from-1990-to-2009-from-the-nationwide-spanish-scleroderma-registry-rescle
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Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar, César Velasco, Begoña Marí-Alfonso, Gerard Espinosa, Xavier Corbella, Dolores Colunga-Argüelles, Maria Victoria Egurbide-Arberas, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, José Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Mayka Freire, Juan José Ríos-Blanco, Luis Trapiella-Martínez, Mónica Rodríguez-Carballeira, Vicent Fonollosa-Pla
OBJECTIVES: To determine the changes in the pattern of death of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) throughout 20 years. METHODS: Data were collected from the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE), retrospective multicentre database from 1990 to 2009. SSc-related and SSc-non related causes of death were assessed. RESULTS: 987 patients were recruited. Overall standardised mortality ratio (SMR) was 2.34 (2.24-2.44). SSc-related causes of death were responsible of 72% of all deaths of those patients diagnosed within 1990-99 vs...
February 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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