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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236084/phylodynamic-and-genetic-diversity-of-canine-parvovirus-type-2c-in-taiwan
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Yung-Cheng Lin, Shu-Yun Chiang, Hung-Yi Wu, Jih-Hui Lin, Ming-Tang Chiou, Hsin-Fu Liu, Chao-Nan Lin
Canine parvovirus type 2c (CPV-2c) emerged in 2000 and is known for causing a more severe disease than other CPV-2 variants in puppies. In 2015, the emerging CPV-2c variant was isolated in Taiwan and it subsequently became the predominant variant. To trace the evolution of Taiwanese CPV-2c, we compared complete VP2 genes of CPV-2c from Taiwan and sequences obtained from GenBank. The evolutionary rate of CPV-2c was estimated to be 4.586 × 10-4 substitutions per site per year (95% highest posterior density (HPD) was 3...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235986/managing-diabetes-in-people-with-dementia-a-realist-review
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Frances Bunn, Claire Goodman, Peter Reece Jones, Bridget Russell, Daksha Trivedi, Alan Sinclair, Antony Bayer, Greta Rait, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Chris Burton
BACKGROUND: Dementia and diabetes mellitus are common long-term conditions that coexist in a large number of older people. People living with dementia and diabetes may be at increased risk of complications such as hypoglycaemic episodes because they are less able to manage their diabetes. OBJECTIVES: To identify the key features or mechanisms of programmes that aim to improve the management of diabetes in people with dementia and to identify areas needing further research...
December 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234991/longitudinal-analysis-of-particulate-air-pollutants-and-adolescent-delinquent-behavior-in-southern-california
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Diana Younan, Catherine Tuvblad, Meredith Franklin, Fred Lurmann, Lianfa Li, Jun Wu, Kiros Berhane, Laura A Baker, Jiu-Chiuan Chen
Animal experiments and cross-sectional human studies have linked particulate matter (PM) with increased behavioral problems. We conducted a longitudinal study to examine whether the trajectories of delinquent behavior are affected by PM2.5 (PM with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 2.5 μm) exposures before and during adolescence. We used the parent-reported Child Behavior Checklist at age 9-18 with repeated measures every ~2-3 years (up to 4 behavioral assessments) on 682 children from the Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior Study conducted in a multi-ethnic cohort of twins born in 1990-1995...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233664/performance-of-a-prostate-cancer-genomic-classifier-in-predicting-metastasis-in-men-with-prostate-specific-antigen-persistence-postprostatectomy
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Daniel E Spratt, Darlene L Y Dai, Robert B Den, Patricia Troncoso, Kasra Yousefi, Ashley E Ross, Edward M Schaeffer, Zaid Haddad, Elai Davicioni, Rohit Mehra, Todd M Morgan, Walter Rayford, Firas Abdollah, Edouard Trabulsi, Mary Achim, Elsa Li Ning Tapia, Mireya Guerrero, Robert Jeffrey Karnes, Adam P Dicker, Mark A Hurwitz, Paul L Nguyen, Felix F Y Feng, Stephen J Freedland, John W Davis
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer patients who have a detectable prostate-specific antigen (PSA) postprostatectomy may harbor pre-existing metastatic disease. To our knowledge, none of the commercially available genomic biomarkers have been investigated in such men. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if a 22-gene genomic classifier can independently predict development of metastasis in men with PSA persistence postoperatively. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A multi-institutional study of 477 men who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) between 1990 and 2015 from three academic centers...
December 9, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233498/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-cardiovascular-events-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Timothy P Shiraev, Andrew Bullen
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a commonly prescribed medication that recent data has linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and all cause morbidity. The current study sought to perform a systematic review to investigate the link between PPIs and morbidity and mortality METHODS: A systematic review was carried out as per the PRISMA guidelines, with information databases including Pubmed, Medline, and the Cochrane Review Database. English-language studies of all types published from January 1990 to October 2016 were considered...
November 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232401/dynamic-mri-to-quantify-musculoskeletal-motion-a-systematic-review-of-concurrent-validity-and-reliability-and-perspectives-for-evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Bhushan Borotikar, Mathieu Lempereur, Mathieu Lelievre, Valérie Burdin, Douraied Ben Salem, Sylvain Brochard
PURPOSE: To report evidence for the concurrent validity and reliability of dynamic MRI techniques to evaluate in vivo joint and muscle mechanics, and to propose recommendations for their use in the assessment of normal and impaired musculoskeletal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search was conducted on articles published in Web of science, PubMed, Scopus, Academic search Premier, and Cochrane Library between 1990 and August 2017. Studies that reported the concurrent validity and/or reliability of dynamic MRI techniques for in vivo evaluation of joint or muscle mechanics were included after assessment by two independent reviewers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232370/spatio-temporal-variations-of-conservation-hotspots-based-on-ecosystem-services-in-xishuangbanna-southwest-china
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Shiliang Liu, Yijie Yin, Fangyan Cheng, Xiaoyun Hou, Shikui Dong, Xue Wu
Integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) has been viewed as an appropriate approach to identifying conservation priorities. Taking Xishuangbanna tropical region in Southwest China, different BESs (habitat quality [used as a proxy for biodiversity], carbon storage, and water yield) were quantified using the InVEST model and conservation hotspots from 1976, 1990, and 2010 were identified by overlapping and ranking the service layers. Results showed that BESs areas were unevenly distributed. High habitat quality and carbon storage areas located in the eastern part of the region were mainly occupied by broad-leaved forest, while high water yield areas were covered by grassland and tropical forests...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231254/characteristics-of-pediatric-recurrent-erythema-multiforme
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Adam Heinze, Megha Tollefson, Kristen E Holland, Yvonne E Chiu
BACKGROUND: Erythema multiforme (EM) is an acute condition characterized by distinctive target lesions of the skin often accompanied by mucosal ulcers. A subset of individuals experience frequent episodes of recurrent EM, which is rare and poorly understood, especially in children. OBJECTIVE: To characterize clinical features, laboratory findings, and treatment responses of pediatric recurrent EM. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2000-2015) and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (1990-2015)...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230862/patient-perspectives-on-loss-of-local-obstetrical-services-in-rural-northern-minnesota
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Jennifer Pearson, Kale Siebert, Samantha Carlson, Nathan Ratner
BACKGROUND: Obstetrical care has been declining in rural communities. We examined patient choices and perspectives from two rural northern Minnesota communities who lost their local obstetrical services in July 2015. Our purpose was to characterize obstetrical use patterns through the years leading to and following the closure and to explore the effects of the closure on these communities. METHODS: Information introducing the project and providing access to the survey was mailed to women who received prenatal care in the communities of interest...
December 12, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230127/intraarterial-liver-directed-therapies-the-role-of-interventional-oncology
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REVIEW
Jenson Ma, Juan Martin Gimenez, Tyler Sandow, Daniel Devun, David Kirsch, Paul Gulotta, Patrick Gilbert, Dennis Kay
Background: Since the early 1990s, the minimally invasive image-guided therapies used in interventional oncology to treat hepatocellular carcinoma have continued to evolve. Additionally, the range of applications has been expanded to the treatment of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, cholangiocarcinoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma. Methods: We searched the literature to identify publications from 1990 to the present on various image-guided intraarterial therapies and their efficacy, as well as their role in the management of primary and secondary liver malignancies...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229682/pediatric-injuries-related-to-window-blinds-shades-and-cords
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Bridget Onders, Eun Hye Kim, Thitphalak Chounthirath, Nichole L Hodges, Gary A Smith
OBJECTIVES: To provide an epidemiologic description of fatal and nonfatal window blind-related injuries among US children younger than 6 years of age. METHODS: Data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and In-Depth Investigation (IDI) databases were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: From 1990 to 2015, there were an estimated 16 827 (95% confidence interval: 13 732-19 922) window blind-related injuries among children younger than 6 years of age treated in emergency departments in the United States, corresponding to an injury rate of 2...
December 11, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229002/comprehensive-analysis-of-ectopic-mandibular-third-molar-a-rare-clinical-entity-revisited
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Yaping Wu, Yue Song, Rong Huang, Jiaan Hu, Xiaotong He, Yanling Wang, Guangchao Zhou, Chao Sun, Hongbing Jiang, Jie Cheng, Dongmiao Wang
BACKGROUND: Ectopic mandibular third molar is a rare clinical entity with incompletely known etiology. Here, we sought to delineate its epidemiological, clinical and radiographic characteristics, and therapy by integrating and analyzing the cases treated in our institution together with previously reported cases. METHOD: A new definition and classification for ectopic mandibular third molar was proposed based on its anatomic location on panoramic images. Thirty-eight ectopic mandibular third molars in 37 patients and 51 teeth in 49 patients were identified in our disease registry and from literature (1990-2016), respectively...
December 11, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228512/surgical-management-decreases-disease-recurrence-risk-in-recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis
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Hwee Leong Tan, Ye Xin Koh, Weng Kit Lye, Ser Yee Lee, Brian Kim Poh Goh, Siong San Tan, Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, Chung Yip Chan
BACKGROUND: Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) has a high risk of disease recurrence. We present our experience with RPC and examine the factors associated with disease recurrence. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients with RPC treated at two tertiary institutions between January 1990 and December 2013. Patients with liver atrophy and/or abscess were categorized as being associated with parenchymal disease (PD). RESULTS: We studied 157 patients with a median age of 59...
December 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228281/the-intriguing-evolution-of-effect-sizes-in-biomedical-research-over-time-smaller-but-more-often-statistically-significant
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Paul Monsarrat, Jean-Noel Vergnes
Background: In medicine, effect sizes (ESs) allow the effects of independent variables (including risk/protective factors, or treatment interventions) on dependent variables (e.g., health outcomes) to be quantified. Given that many public health decisions and health care policies are based on ES estimates, it is important to assess how ESs are used in the biomedical literature and to investigate potential trends in their reporting over time. Results: Through a big data approach, the text mining process automatically extracted 814 120 ESs from 13 322 754 PubMed abstracts...
December 6, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228198/the-contribution-of-alcohol-to-the-east-west-life-expectancy-gap-in-europe-from-1990-onward
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Sergi Trias-Llimós, Anton E Kunst, Domantas Jasilionis, Fanny Janssen
Background: Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have lower life expectancies and higher alcohol-attributable mortality than Western European countries. We examine the contribution of alcohol consumption to mortality across Europe, and specifically to the East-West life expectancy gap from 1990 onward. Methods: We retrieved alcohol-attributable mortality rates (GBD Study 2013) and all-cause mortality rates (Human Mortality Database) by age and sex for nine CEE countries and for the EU-15 countries...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228056/back-and-neck-pain-and-function-in-females-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-follow-up-at-least-23-years-after-conservative-treatment-with-a-milwaukee-brace
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Ewa Misterska, Jakub Głowacki, Adam Okręt, Maria Laurentowska, Maciej Głowacki
We aimed to explore the long-term outcomes of back and neck pain and functionality in adult females with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), who had been treated with a Milwaukee brace, in a follow-up study a minimum of 23 years after the completion of the treatment, using radiological, clinical and socio-demographical data. Thirty AIS patients (scoliosis group-SG), were included in the study based on an extensive search of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic charts. All treatments were successfully completed between 1974 and 1990...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227998/the-value-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen-scca-to-determine-the-lymph-nodal-metastasis-in-cervical-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-literature-review
#17
Ziqi Zhou, Wenbo Li, Fuquan Zhang, Ke Hu
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic power of CT or MRI on the lymph node status was limited. Supplement measurements were needed to assist the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis. The SCCa was reported to be close related to lymph node status. But currently the clinical value of serum SCCa measurement in lymph node status has not been clearly defined. This meta-analysis was to investigate this topic on a large scale. METHOD: Searching the Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane library, CNKI and Wanfang database for SCC-Ag/SCCA/SCC-antigen and cervical cancer/tumor/carcinoma/neoplasm published in any language from Jan 1 1990 to Aug 1 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227828/examining-the-relationship-between-medical-cannabis-laws-and-cardiovascular-deaths-in-the-us
#18
Rahi Abouk, Scott Adams
BACKGROUND: Several countries and many U.S. states have allowed, for cannabis to be used as therapy to treat chronic conditions or pain., This has increased the use of cannabis, particularly among older people.Because cannabis has been linked to adverse cardiac events in the medical literature, there may be unintended consequences on increased use among older people. METHODS: We analyze cardiac-related mortality data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System for 1990-2014...
December 8, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227815/meta-analysis-of-flap-perfusion-and-donor-site-complications-for-breast-reconstruction-using-pedicled-versus-free-tram-and-diep-flaps
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REVIEW
Woonhyeok Jeong, Seongwon Lee, Junhyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: The transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap is an important option for breast reconstruction. Several studies have recently evaluated whether a greater number of complications result from the use of pedicled TRAM (pTRAM) flaps versus either free TRAM (fTRAM) flaps or deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flaps. To clarify the evidence regarding this issue, we performed an objective meta-analysis of published studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search of articles published between January 1, 1990, to January 1, 2017 was performed using the PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, and Cochrane databases...
December 8, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226171/antimicrobial-resistance-of-sterile-site-infections-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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Meklit Workneh, Morgan J Katz, Mohammed Lamorde, Sara E Cosgrove, Yukari C Manabe
Sparse data exist from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A prior review of antimicrobial resistance in SSA from 1990 to 2013 showed a high prevalence of AMR to commonly used antibiotics in this setting. We reviewed the literature published since 2013. Four databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, and African Journals Online) were searched for articles between February 2013 and March 2016 with a focus on sterile site infections (bacteremia, urinary tract infections [UTIs], and meningitis)...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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