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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535530/mathematical-model-of-potassium-profiling-in-chronic-dialysis
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Mauro Ursino, Gabriele Donati
Potassium balance is a difficult task in hemodialysis: low potassium in the dialysate is associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death, whereas excessive dialysate potassium may provoke insufficient removal and hyperkalemia. A better understanding of the problem can be achieved with the use of mathematical models of solute kinetics. This study is aimed at presenting an improved model of solute kinetics and fluid shifts during hemodialysis. It comprises a 2-compartment (intracellular and extracellular) description of sodium, potassium, and urea, including volume fluid shifts induced by osmotic forces...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535457/age-of-first-drunkenness-and-risks-for-all-cause-mortality-a-27-year-follow-up-from-the-epidemiologic-catchment-area-study
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Hui Hu, William W Eaton, James C Anthony, Li-Tzy Wu, Linda B Cottler
BACKGROUND: Early-onset drunkenness is associated with an increased risk of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD), which predicts excess mortality risk. Here, we estimated mortality risk for drinkers with and without early drunkenness. METHODS: For 14,848 adult participants interviewed about drinking, drunken episodes, and AUD in 1981-83 for the Epidemiologic Catchment Area in New Haven (Connecticut), Baltimore (Maryland), St. Louis (Missouri), and Durham (North Carolina), we linked National Death Index records through 2007...
May 17, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535404/placental-inflammation-and-its-relationship-to-cervicovaginal-fetal-fibronectin-in-preterm-birth
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Laura van der Krogt, Alexandra E Ridout, Paul T Seed, Andrew H Shennan
OBJECTIVE: Late miscarriage and preterm birth are frequently thought to be associated with inflammation and infection, although in most cases the underlying cause of early delivery remains unknown. The placenta is the organ that links mother and fetus during pregnancy, and postnatal examination may provide useful information about pathophysiology. The relationship between placental pathological lesions and predictive markers of early delivery has not been explored. We sought to characterize preterm deliveries according to placental pathology and relate these to the performance of reliable predictive markers, fetal fibronectin and cervical length...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535403/the-predictive-effect-of-inflammatory-markers-and-lipid-accumulation-product-index-on-clinical-symptoms-associated-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-nonobese-adolescents-and-younger-aged-women
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Esra Nur Tola, Serenat Eris Yalcin, Nadiye Dugan
OBJECTIVE(S): The aim of our study is to analyse the inflammatory markers and lipid accumulation product (LAP) index in nonobese adolescents and younger aged women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with age and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy controls and to determine whether the investigated parameters are potential markers for the etiopathogenesis of PCOS. We also aim to determine whether these inflammatory markers are predictive for developing some clinical implications, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and insulin resistance (IR), associated with PCOS...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535399/dry-skin-and-pressure-ulcer-risk-a-multi-center-cross-sectional-prevalence-study-in-german-hospitals-and-nursing-homes
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Anna Lechner, Nils Lahmann, Konrad Neumann, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a serious health problem in medical and nursing care. Therefore, effective prevention is crucial. Major pressure ulcer risk factors have been identified but the particular role of dry skin (xerosis cutis) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between dry skin and pressure ulcers focusing on the sacrum/trochanter and at heel/ankle skin areas. DESIGN: Two multicenter cross-sectional studies...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534796/predicting-progression-from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-alzheimer-s-disease-using-autoregressive-modelling-of-longitudinal-and-multimodal-biomarkers
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Sidra Minhas, Aasia Khanum, Farhan Riaz, Shoab Khan, Atif Alvi
Mild Cognitive Impairment is a preclinical stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). For effective treatment of AD, it is important to identify MCI patients who are at a high risk of developing AD over the course of time. İn this study, autoregressive modelling of multiple heterogeneous predictors of Alzheimer's dısease is performed to capture their evolution over time. The models are trained using three different arrangements of longitudinal data. These models are then used to estimate future biomarker readings of individual test subjects...
May 16, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534795/choroid-neovascularization-growth-prediction-with-treatment-based-on-reaction-diffusion-model-in-3d-oct-images
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Shuxia Zhu, Fei Shi, Dehui Xiang, Weifang Zhu, Haoyu Chen, Xinjian Chen
Choroid neovascularization (CNV) is caused by new blood vessels growing in the choroid and penetrating the Bruch membrane. It is the major cause of vision disability in many retinal diseases. Though anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection has proved to be effective for treating CNV, treatment planning is essential to ensure the efficacy while reducing the risk. For this purpose, we propose a CNV growth model based on longitudinal Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) images. The reaction-diffusion model is applied to simulate the growth and shrinkage of CNV volumes, and is solved by using finite element method (FEM)...
May 16, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534694/the-heart-score-for-early-rule-out-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patricia Van Den Berg, Richard Body
AIMS: The objective of this systematic review was to summarise the current evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events in patients presenting with undifferentiated chest pain to the emergency department. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two investigators independently searched Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases between 2008 and May 2016 identifying eligible studies providing diagnostic accuracy data on the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events as the primary outcome...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534511/stromal-derived-igf2-promotes-colon-cancer-progression-via-paracrine-and-autocrine-mechanisms
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C Unger, N Kramer, D Unterleuthner, M Scherzer, A Burian, A Rudisch, M Stadler, M Schlederer, D Lenhardt, A Riedl, S Walter, A Wernitznig, L Kenner, M Hengstschläger, J Schüler, W Sommergruber, H Dolznig
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF)2/IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) signaling axis has an important role in intestinal carcinogenesis and overexpression of IGF2 is an accepted risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Genetic amplifications and loss of imprinting contribute to the upregulation of IGF2, but insufficiently explain the extent of IGF2 expression in a subset of patients. Here, we show that IGF2 was specifically induced in the tumor stroma of CRC and identified cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) as the major source...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534334/-impact-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-locally-advanced-colorectal-cancer
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Huihong Jiang, Hui Wang, Ajian Li, Erjiang Tang, Ying Chen, Aili Wang, Xiaxing Deng, Moubin Lin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio(NLR) on the prognosis of patients with locally advanced colorectal cancer (LACRC). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 684 patients with stage II(-III( CRC undergoing radical resection at Shanghai Ruijin Hospital from January 2008 to December 2010 were analyzed retrospectively. NLR was calculated from neutrophil and lymphocyte counts on routine blood tests prior to surgery. The optimal cutoff value of NLR for predicting 5-year overall survival (OS) was determined through receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534002/purposeful-engagement-healthy-aging-and-the-brain
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Carol D Ryff, Aaron S Heller, Stacey M Schaefer, Carien van Reekum, Richard J Davidson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Research on psychological well-being in later life has identified strengths and vulnerabilities that occur with aging. We review the conceptual and philosophical foundations of a eudaimonic model of well-being and its empirical translation into six key dimensions of positive functioning. We also consider its implications for health, broadly defined. RECENT FINDINGS: Numerous findings from national longitudinal samples of U.S. adults are described...
December 2016: Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533759/changes-in-the-relative-balance-of-approach-and-avoidance-inclinations-to-use-alcohol-following-cue-exposure-vary-in-low-and-high-risk-drinkers
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Ross C Hollett, Werner G K Stritzke, Phoebe Edgeworth, Michael Weinborn
According to the ambivalence model of craving, alcohol craving involves the dynamic interplay of separate approach and avoidance inclinations. Cue-elicited increases in approach inclinations are posited to be more likely to result in alcohol consumption and risky drinking behaviors only if unimpeded by restraint inclinations. Current study aims were (1) to test if changes in the net balance between approach and avoidance inclinations following alcohol cue exposure differentiate between low and high risk drinkers, and (2) if this balance is associated with alcohol consumption on a subsequent taste test...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533697/a-comparison-of-predictors-and-intensity-of-acute-postsurgical-pain-in-patients-undergoing-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Patrícia R Pinto, Teresa McIntyre, Vera Araújo-Soares, Patrício Costa, Ramón Ferrero, Armando Almeida
BACKGROUND: Acute pain is an expected result after surgery. Nevertheless, when not appropriately controlled, acute pain has a very negative impact on individual clinical outcomes, impairing healing and recovery, and has clear consequences on health care system costs. Augmenting knowledge on predictors and potentially modifiable determinants of acute postsurgical pain can facilitate early identification of and intervention in patients at risk. However, only a few studies have examined and compared acute pain after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533485/high-expression-of-fut3-is-linked-to-poor-prognosis-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Li Meng, Le Xu, Yuanfeng Yang, Lin Zhou, Yuan Chang, Tianming Shi, Cheng Tan, Huimin An, Yu Zhu, Jiejie Xu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Some of the fucosylation catalyzed by fucosyltransferase-III mediates the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and enhances tumor cell-macrophage signaling, which promotes malignant transforming and immune evasion. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between the expression of fucosyltransferase-III and clinical outcomes of patients with clear-cell renal cell carcinoma after surgery. RESULTS: High fucosyltransferase-III expression was associated with a greater risk of recurrence (p = 0...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533120/evaluation-of-new-chemical-entities-as-substrates-of-liver-transporters-in-the-pharmaceutical-industry-response-to-regulatory-requirements-and-future-steps
#15
Noriko Okudaira
This article discusses the evaluation of drug candidates as hepatic transporter substrates. Recently, research on the applications of hepatic transporters in the pharmaceutical industry has improved to meet the requirements of the regulatory guidelines for the evaluation of drug interactions. To identify the risk of transporter-mediated drug-drug interactions (DDIs) at an early stage of drug development, we employed a strategy of reviewing the in vivo animal pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution data obtained in the discovery stage together with the in vitro data obtained for regulatory submission...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533037/epidemiology-of-live-born-infants-with-nonimmune-hydrops-fetalis-insights-from-a-population-based-dataset
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Martina A Steurer, Shabnam Peyvandi, Rebecca J Baer, Tippi MacKenzie, Ben C Li, Mary E Norton, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Anita J Moon-Grady
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence, etiology, and 1-year mortality of nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) and to identify risk factors for mortality in a contemporary population-based dataset. STUDY DESIGN: The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development maintains a database linking maternal and infant hospital discharge, readmissions, and birth and death certificate date from 1 year before to 1 year after birth. We searched the database (2005-2012) for infants with NIHF (identified by the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification code)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533005/risk-factors-for-daytime-or-combined-incontinence-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#17
Bieke Samijn, Christine Van den Broeck, Ellen Deschepper, Catherine Renson, Piet Hoebeke, Frank Plasschaert, Johan Vande Walle, Erik Van Laecke
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors for daytime or combined urinary incontinence (UI) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional case-control study was conducted including children with CP with or without UI from the CP-Reference Centre at *** (blinded for review) and two associated special education schools. Factors were subdivided in three clusters, namely demographic and general medical data, CP classification and bladder and bowel dysfunction...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532777/predictive-value-of-age-adjusted-charlson-co-morbidity-index-for-1-3-and-5-year-mortality-in-patients-requiring-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair
#18
Mike Saji, Marc R Katz, Gorav Ailawadi, Dale E Fowler, Michael Ragosta, D Scott Lim
Co-morbidities increase markedly with aging, and they often negatively affect its prognosis. Although mortality with transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) is significantly less than for open mitral valve surgery in patients at high surgical risk, it remains a concern to identify which patients will benefit from this treatment. Some prognostic metrics have been reported to guide better patient selection; however, universal risk stratification measures have not been established. This study aimed to determine if age-adjusted Charlson co-morbidity index (CCI) could predict mortality in patients who underwent TMVr and to assess its discriminatory performance in long-term outcomes...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532503/an-updated-predict-breast-cancer-prognostication-and-treatment-benefit-prediction-model-with-independent-validation
#19
Francisco J Candido Dos Reis, Gordon C Wishart, Ed M Dicks, David Greenberg, Jem Rashbass, Marjanka K Schmidt, Alexandra J van den Broek, Ian O Ellis, Andrew Green, Emad Rakha, Tom Maishman, Diana M Eccles, Paul D P Pharoah
BACKGROUND: PREDICT is a breast cancer prognostic and treatment benefit model implemented online. The overall fit of the model has been good in multiple independent case series, but PREDICT has been shown to underestimate breast cancer specific mortality in women diagnosed under the age of 40. Another limitation is the use of discrete categories for tumour size and node status resulting in 'step' changes in risk estimates on moving between categories. We have refitted the PREDICT prognostic model using the original cohort of cases from East Anglia with updated survival time in order to take into account age at diagnosis and to smooth out the survival function for tumour size and node status...
May 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532444/haemoglobin-level-increase-as-an-efficacy-biomarker-during-axitinib-treatment-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-retrospective-study
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Alison C Johnson, Margarida Matias, Helen Boyle, Bernard Escudier, Alicia Molinier, Brigitte Laguerre, Carole Helissey, Pierre-Emmanuel Brachet, Audrey Emmanuelle Dugué, Loic Mourey, Elodie Coquan, Florence Joly
BACKGROUND: Axitinib is used after failure of first line treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). A known side effect is the increase of haemoglobin level (HbL) during treatment with a suspected correlation with better outcome. Our objective was to examine whether HbL increase during the first three months of axitinib treatment is associated with better prognosis. METHODS: Retrospective multicentre analysis including patients with mRCC treated with axitinib for at least three months from 2012 to 2014...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
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