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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790941/asaim-a-galaxy-based-framework-to-analyze-microbiota-data
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Bérénice Batut, Kévin Gravouil, Clémence Defois, Saskia Hiltemann, Jean-François Brugère, Eric Peyretaillade, Pierre Peyret
Background: New generations of sequencing platforms coupled to numerous bioinformatics tools has led to rapid technological progress in metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to investigate complex microorganism communities. Nevertheless, a combination of different bioinformatic tools remains necessary to draw conclusions out of microbiota studies. Modular and user-friendly tools would greatly improve such studies. Findings: We therefore developed ASaiM, an Open-Source Galaxy-based framework dedicated to microbiota data analyses...
May 22, 2018: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786581/development-of-informational-communicative-system-created-to-improve-medical-help-for-family-medicine-doctors
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Vladyslav A Smiianov, Natalia O Dryha, Olha I Smiianova, Victor K Obodyak, Tatyana O Zudina
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Today mobile health`s protection service has no concrete meaning. As an research object it was called mHealth and named by Global observatory of electronic health`s protection as "Doctor and social health practice that can be supported by any mobile units (mobile phones or smartphones), units for patient`s health control, personal computers and other units of non-wired communication". An active usage of SMS in programs for patients` cure regimen keeping was quiet predictable...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780601/a-comparison-of-apache-ii-bisap-ranson-s-score-and-modified-ctsi-in-predicting-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-based-on-the-2012-revised-atlanta-classification
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Anubhav Harshit Kumar, Mahavir Singh Griwan
Objective: Our aim was to prospectively compare the Accuracy of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, Bedside Index of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP), Ranson's score and modified Computed Tomography Severity Index (CTSI) in predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis based on Atlanta 2012 definitions in a tertiary care hospital in northern India. Methods: Fifty patients with acute pancreatitis admitted to our hospital during the period of March 2015 to September 2016 were included in the study...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779815/use-of-standard-enteral-formula-versus-enteric-formula-with-prebiotic-content-in-nutrition-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-study-among-neuro-critical-care-patients
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Piril Tuncay, Fatma Arpaci, Mutlu Doganay, Deniz Erdem, Arzu Sahna, Hulya Ergun, Dilek Atabey
OBJECTIVE: To compare use of standard enteral formula versus enteric formula with prebiotic content in terms of nutrition therapy related outcomes among neurocritical care patients. METHODS: A total of 46 adult neurocritical care patients who received nutrition therapy with standard enteral formula (SEF group; n = 23) or enteral formula with prebiotic content (EFPC group; n = 23) during their hospitalization in intensive care unit (ICU) were included in this prospective randomized controlled study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779786/apache-ii-score-for-critically-ill-patients-with-a-solid-tumor-a-reclassification-study
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F D Martos-Benítez, I Cordero-Escobar, A Soto-García, I Betancourt-Plaza, I González-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To improve the accuracy of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II model for predicting hospital mortality in critically ill cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 522 patients admitted to ICU with a solid tumor. We developed the "APACHE II score for critically ill patients with a solid tumor" (APACHE IICCP score), in which typical variables of critically ill cancer patients were added to general APACHE II score...
May 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774017/identifying-group-specific-sequences-for-microbial-communities-using-long-k-mer-sequence-signatures
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Ying Wang, Lei Fu, Jie Ren, Zhaoxia Yu, Ting Chen, Fengzhu Sun
Comparing metagenomic samples is crucial for understanding microbial communities. For different groups of microbial communities, such as human gut metagenomic samples from patients with a certain disease and healthy controls, identifying group-specific sequences offers essential information for potential biomarker discovery. A sequence that is present, or rich, in one group, but absent, or scarce, in another group is considered " group-specific " in our study. Our main purpose is to discover group-specific sequence regions between control and case groups as disease-associated markers...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765435/mortality-of-adult-intensive-care-units-in-turkey-using-the-apache-ii-and-sofa-systems-outcome-assessment-in-turkish-intensive-care-units
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Cetin Kaymak, Irfan Sencan, Seval Izdes, Aydin Sari, Hatice Yagmurdur, Derya Karadas, Derya Oztuna
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) performance using risk-adjusted ICU mortality rates nationally, assessing patients who died or had been discharged from the ICU. For this purpose, this study analyzed the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) databases, containing detailed clinical and physiological information and mortality of mixed critically ill patients in a medical ICU at secondary and tertiary referral ICUs in Turkey...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764554/-efficacy-and-safety-of-nalbuphine-on-analgesia-of-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Shaohua Liu, Youdong Wan, Yonggang Luo, Li Wan, Wenjing Yun, Haixu Wang, Zhenhua Wang, Xiaoguang Duan, Ruifang Zhang, Yingying Zhao, Hongwei Cui, Tongwen Sun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the efficacy and safety of nalbuphine in patients with sedative analgesia in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A prospective observation was conducted. The adult patients with mild and moderate analgesia in general ICU of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from January to November in 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into nalbuphine group and sufentanil group in proper order. The nabobrown group was given 40 mg nabobrown, the sufentanil group was given 0...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764551/-predictive-values-of-different-critical-scoring-systems-for-survival-rate-after-discharge-in-critically-ill-patients-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Jinsong Zhang, Wei Li, Xufeng Chen, Yong Mei, Jinru Lyu, Deliang Hu, Gang Zhang, Yongxia Gao, Xihua Huang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive values of different critical scoring systems for survival rate after discharge in critically ill patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). METHODS: The clinical data of 34 critically ill patients supported by ECMO admitted to Department of Emergency of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University (Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital) from July 2015 to September 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762825/the-prognostic-role-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-critically-ill-patients
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A Yildiz, A Yigit, A R Benli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between complete blood count parameters, mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) with mortality and hospitalization duration in critically ill patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made of patients admitted to our tertiary adult i̇ntensive Care Unit (ICU) between January 2015 and January 2016. Hemoglobin (Hb), white blood cell (WBC), lymphocyte and platelet counts were obtained from the complete blood count performed at the time of admission...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762754/optimized-distributed-systems-achieve-significant-performance-improvement-on-sorted-merging-of-massive-vcf-files
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Xiaobo Sun, Jingjing Gao, Peng Jin, Celeste Eng, Esteban G Burchard, Terri H Beaty, Ingo Ruczinski, Rasika A Mathias, Kathleen C Barnes, Fusheng Wang, Zhaohui Qin
Background: Sorted merging of genomic data is a common data operation necessary in many sequencing-based studies. It involves sorting and merging genomic data from different subjects by their genomic locations. In particular, merging a large number of Variant Call Format (VCF) files is frequently required in large scale whole genome sequencing or whole exome sequencing projects. Traditional single machine based methods become increasingly inefficient when processing large numbers of VCF files due to the excessive computation time and I/O bottleneck...
May 11, 2018: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759075/metabolic-profiles-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-developing-assessment-tools-for-disease-severity
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Pu Ning, Yali Zheng, Qiongzhen Luo, Xiaohui Liu, Yu Kang, Yan Zhang, Rongbao Zhang, Yu Xu, Donghong Yang, Wen Xi, Keqiang Wang, Yusheng Chen, Shuchang An, Zhancheng Gao
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine whether community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) had a metabolic profile and whether this profile can be used for disease severity assessment. METHODS: A total of 175 individuals including 119 CAP patients and 56 controls were enrolled and divided into two cohorts. Serum samples from a discovery cohort (n = 102, including 38 non-severe CAP, 30 severe CAP, and 34 age and sex-matched controls) were determined by untargeted ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)-based metabolomics...
May 14, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751580/distributed-fast-self-organized-maps-for-massive-spectrophotometric-data-analysis-%C3%A2
#13
Carlos Dafonte, Daniel Garabato, Marco A Álvarez, Minia Manteiga
Analyzing huge amounts of data becomes essential in the era of Big Data, where databases are populated with hundreds of Gigabytes that must be processed to extract knowledge. Hence, classical algorithms must be adapted towards distributed computing methodologies that leverage the underlying computational power of these platforms. Here, a parallel, scalable, and optimized design for self-organized maps (SOM) is proposed in order to analyze massive data gathered by the spectrophotometric sensor of the European Space Agency (ESA) Gaia spacecraft, although it could be extrapolated to other domains...
May 3, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748659/bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-derived-phase-angle-at-admission-as-a-predictor-of-90-day-mortality-in-intensive-care-patients
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Sandra N Stapel, Wilhelmus G P M Looijaard, Ingeborg M Dekker, Armand R J Girbes, Peter J M Weijs, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: A low bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)-derived phase angle (PA) predicts morbidity and mortality in different patient groups. An association between PA and long-term mortality in ICU patients has not been demonstrated before. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether PA on ICU admission independently predicts 90-day mortality. SUBJECTS/ METHODS: This prospective observational study was performed in a mixed university ICU...
May 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743761/predictors-of-mortality-in-acute-kidney-injury-patients-admitted-to-medicine-intensive-care-unit-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-hospital
#15
Amrish Saxena, Shrikant V Meshram
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a challenging problem faced by intensive care clinicians worldwide, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality, especially in critically ill patients. Materials and Methods: A hospital-based prospective, observational study was conducted in patients of AKI admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Department of Medicine in a rural tertiary care hospital located in central India. Data of all consecutive AKI inpatients related to demographic variables, clinical profile, and laboratory investigations were collected from patient's medical records...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742956/rapid-muscle-loss-negatively-impacts-survival-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Sunmi Ju, Sun Mi Choi, Young Sik Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Jinwoo Lee
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of rapid muscle loss before admission to intensive care unit (ICU) in critically ill patients with cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who had undergone 2 or more recent computed tomography scans before admission to the medical ICU were included. Muscle cross-sectional area at the level of the third lumbar vertebra was quantified using OsiriX software. The rate of muscle mass change and skeletal muscle index (SMI) were also calculated...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742572/development-of-human-face-literature-database-using-text-mining-approach-phase-i
#17
Paramjit Kaur, Kewal Krishan, Suresh K Sharma
The face is an important part of the human body by which an individual communicates in the society. Its importance can be highlighted by the fact that a person deprived of face cannot sustain in the living world. The amount of experiments being performed and the number of research papers being published under the domain of human face have surged in the past few decades. Several scientific disciplines, which are conducting research on human face include: Medical Science, Anthropology, Information Technology (Biometrics, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, etc...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742219/assessment-of-delirium-using-the-pre-deliric-model-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-argentina
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Fernando Ariel Sosa, Javier Roberti, Margarita Tovar Franco, María Mercedes Kleinert, Agustina Risso Patrón, Javier Osatnik
OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of and risk factors for delirium in the intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Argentina and to conduct the first non-European study exploring the performance of the PREdiction of DELIRium in ICu patients (PRE-DELIRIC) model. METHODS: Prospective observational study in a 20-bed intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The PRE-DELIRIC model was applied to 178 consecutive patients within 24 hours of admission to the intensive care unit; delirium was assessed with the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU)...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741956/a-secure-alignment-algorithm-for-mapping-short-reads-to-human-genome
#19
Yongan Zhao, Xiaofeng Wang, Haixu Tang
The elastic and inexpensive computing resources such as clouds have been recognized as a useful solution to analyzing massive human genomic data (e.g., acquired by using next-generation sequencers) in biomedical researches. However, outsourcing human genome computation to public or commercial clouds was hindered due to privacy concerns: even a small number of human genome sequences contain sufficient information for identifying the donor of the genomic data. This issue cannot be directly addressed by existing security and cryptographic techniques (such as homomorphic encryption), because they are too heavyweight to carry out practical genome computation tasks on massive data...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741298/early-increase-of-vegf-a-is-associated-with-resolution-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-clinical-and-experimental-evidence
#20
Ioannis Strouvalis, Christina Routsi, Maria Adamopoulou, Maria Raftogiannis, George Renieris, Stylianos E Orfanos, Anastasia Kotanidou, Labros Sabracos, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A in the resolution of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) was investigated in clinical and mouse pneumonia models. METHODS: VEGF-A was measured for seven consecutive days by an immunosorbent assay in sera of 82 patients with VAP and changes from baseline were correlated with the resolution of VAP. Experimental animals were challenged intratracheally with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Mouse bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples and segments of lung tissue were obtained at 24, 48 and 124 h after bacterial challenge...
May 9, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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