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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213785/passive-smoking-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-mortality-findings-from-the-japan-collaborative-cohort-study
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Shigekazu Ukawa, Akiko Tamakoshi, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Masahiko Ando, Hiroyasu Iso
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the association between passive smoking at home and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality via a large-scale nationwide cohort study in Japan. METHODS: Never smokers (n = 34,604) aged 40-79 years at baseline (1988-1990; 4884 men, 29,720 women) were included in the analysis. Passive smoking at home was measured based on self-reported frequency of weekly exposure to passive smoking at home. An inverse probability of treatment-weighted competing risk model was used to calculate the hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for COPD mortality...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213110/effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-stroke-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chi-Fung Cheng, Xiang Liu, Hsinyi Tsang, Ting-Hsu Lin, Chiu-Chu Liao, Shao-Mei Huang, Ju-Pi Li, Cheng-Wen Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jung-Chun Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Wen-Miin Liang, Ying-Ju Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include stroke, which is a cerebrovascular disturbance characterized by reduced blood flow in the brain, leading to death or physical disability. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used in ancient China for the treatment of diabetes and stroke by supplementing Qi and activating blood circulation. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the frequencies and patterns of CHM treatment for stroke patients with T2D and the outcomes of long-term use in Taiwan...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213060/prediction-of-cesarean-delivery-in-the-term-nulliparous-woman-results-from-the-prospective-multi-center-genesis-study
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Naomi Burke, Gerard Burke, Fionnuala Breathnach, Fionnuala Mcauliffe, John J Morrison, Michael Turner, Samina Dornan, John R Higgins, Amanda Cotter, Michael Geary, Peter Mcparland, Sean Daly, Fiona Cody, Pat Dicker, Elizabeth Tully, Fergal D Malone
BACKGROUND: In contemporary practice many nulliparous women require intervention during childbirth such as operative vaginal delivery or Cesarean delivery (CD). Despite the knowledge that the rising CD rate is associated with increasing maternal age, obesity and larger infant birthweight, we lack a reliable method to predict the requirement for such potentially hazardous obstetric procedures during labor and delivery. This issue is important as there are higher rates of morbidity and mortality associated with unplanned CD performed in labor compared to scheduled Cesarean deliveries...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211939/allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-primary-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-report-from-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-ebmt
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Jiří Pavlů, Myriam Labopin, Anna K Zoellner, Ioanna Sakellari, Matthias Stelljes, Jürgen Finke, Renato Fanin, Gernot Stuhler, Boris V Afanasyev, Adrian J Bloor, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Mohamad Mohty, Sebastian Giebel, Arnon Nagler
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (PREF ALL) who fail to achieve a complete remission (CR) after ≥2 courses of chemotherapy have a dismal prognosis without undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). To the authors' knowledge, there currently are no data regarding factors influencing transplantation outcomes. METHODS: The authors retrospectively studied outcomes of transplantation for cases of PREF ALL reported to European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry...
February 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211259/liver-transplantation-from-a-deceased-donor-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia-is-not-contraindicated-a-case-report
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Ersin Gumus, Osman Abbasoglu, Cahit Tanyel, Fatma Gumruk, Hasan Ozen, Aysel Yuce
The use of extended criteria donors who might have previously been deemed unsuitable is an option to increase the organ supply for transplantation. This report presents a pediatric case of a successful liver transplantation from a donor with β-thalassemia intermedia. A patient, 6-year-old female, with a diagnosis of cryptogenic liver cirrhosis underwent deceased donor liver transplantation from a thalassemic donor. Extreme hyperferritinemia was detected shortly after transplantation. The most probable cause of hyperferritinemia was iron overload secondary to transplantation of a hemosiderotic liver...
February 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210856/the-effect-of-metformin-on-the-recurrence-of-colorectal-adenoma-in-diabetic-patients-with-previous-colorectal-adenoma
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Min Seok Han, Hyun Jung Lee, Soo Jung Park, Sung Pil Hong, Jae Hee Cheon, Won Ho Kim, Tae Il Kim
PURPOSE: Existing studies suggest that metformin lowers the risk and mortality of colorectal cancer. However, the effect of metformin on the suppression and prevention of colorectal adenomas is not clear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of metformin on the recurrence of colorectal adenoma in diabetic patients with previous colorectal adenoma. METHODS: Among 423 diabetic patients who underwent surveillance colonoscopy after resection of colorectal adenoma between 2005 and 2011, 257 patients were retrospectively reviewed...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210565/label-free-proteome-analysis-of-plasma-from-patients-with-breast-cancer-stage-specific-protein-expression
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Marina Duarte Pinto Lobo, Frederico Bruno Mendes Batista Moreno, Gustavo Henrique Martins Ferreira Souza, Sara Maria Moreira Lima Verde, Renato de Azevedo Moreira, Ana Cristina de Oliveira Monteiro-Moreira
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer among women. Breast cancer mortality rates remain high probably because its diagnosis is hampered by inaccurate detection methods. Since changes in protein expression as well as modifications in protein glycosylation have been frequently reported in cancer development, the aim of this work was to study the differential expression as well as modifications of glycosylation of proteins from plasma of women with breast cancer at different stages of disease (n = 30) compared to healthy women (n = 10)...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209971/obesity-paradox-in-group-1-pulmonary-hypertension-analysis-of-the-nih-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
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S Mazimba, E Holland, V Nagarajan, A D Mihalek, J L W Kennedy, K C Bilchick
BACKGROUND: The 'obesity paradox' refers to the fact that obese patients have better outcomes than normal weight patients. This has been observed in multiple cardiovascular conditions, but evidence for obesity paradox in pulmonary hypertension (PH) remains sparse. METHODS: We categorized 267 patients from the NIH PH Registry into five groups based on BMI: underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese. Mortality was compared in BMI groups using the chi square statistic...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209373/cost-utility-of-first-line-disease-modifying-treatments-for-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Erkki Soini, Jaana Joutseno, Marja-Liisa Sumelahti
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of first-line treatments of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) (dimethyl fumarate [DMF] 240 mg PO BID, teriflunomide 14 mg once daily, glatiramer acetate 20 mg SC once daily, interferon [IFN]-β1a 44 µg TIW, IFN-β1b 250 µg EOD, and IFN-β1a 30 µg IM QW) and best supportive care (BSC) in the health care payer setting in Finland. METHODS: The primary outcome was the modeled incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER; €/quality-adjusted life-year [QALY] gained, 3%/y discounting)...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208879/carbamazepine-induced-life-threatening-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-agranulocytosis-the-maiden-case
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A Avinash, V Mohanbabu Amberkar, Sushil Kiran Kunder, Sharath Madhyastha, K Meenakumari
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is one of the few dermatological emergencies in clinical practice. The syndrome is often secondary to the usage of drugs, of which allopurinol, penicillins, sulfa drugs, ibuprofen, sodium valproate, phenytoin, lamotrigine and carbamazepine are commonly implicated. Agranulocytosis is the existence of a clinically significant reduction in neutrophil count. This condition is a serious threat to the patient, as he/she is at a greater risk of contracting bacterial or fungal infections, which may prove to be fatal...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205066/a-single-center-analysis-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-free-relapse-free-survival-after-alternative-donor-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-hematological-malignancies
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Jiro Inagaki, Reiji Fukano, Maiko Noguchi, Jun Okamura
We assessed the clinical outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) from alternative donors for pediatric patients with hematological malignancies, defining graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-free, relapse-free survival (GRFS) as a composite endpoint. We also defined chronic GVHD-free, relapse-free survival (cGRFS) as survival without severe chronic GVHD, relapse, or death. The probabilities of 2-year disease-free survival from a human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched unrelated donor (n = 57), related donor with HLA-1 antigen mismatch in the graft-versus-host direction (1Ag-GvH-MMRD, n = 28), and unrelated umbilical cord blood (n = 35) were 52...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196265/association-of-coronary-artery-calcium-in-adults-aged-32-to-46-years-with-incident-coronary-heart-disease-and-death
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John Jeffrey Carr, David R Jacobs, James G Terry, Christina M Shay, Stephen Sidney, Kiang Liu, Pamela J Schreiner, Cora E Lewis, James M Shikany, Jared P Reis, David C Goff
Importance: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, prognostic data on CAC are limited in younger adults. Objective: To determine if CAC in adults aged 32 to 46 years is associated with incident clinical CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality during 12.5 years of follow-up. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study is a prospective community-based study that recruited 5115 black and white participants aged 18 to 30 years from March 25, 1985, to June 7, 1986...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196081/mid-arm-muscle-circumference-as-a-significant-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-male-individuals
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Li-Wei Wu, Yuan-Yung Lin, Tung-Wei Kao, Chien-Ming Lin, Fang-Yih Liaw, Chung-Ching Wang, Tao-Chun Peng, Wei-Liang Chen
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidences indicate that mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC) is one of the anthropometric indicators that reflect health and nutritional status, but its correlative effectiveness in all-cause mortality prediction of United States individuals remains uncertain. METHODS AND FINDINGS DESIGN: We investigated the joint association between MAMC and all-cause mortality in the US general population. A population-based longitudinal study of 6,769 participants aged 40 to 90 years in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196079/mathematical-models-of-tissue-stem-and-transit-target-cell-divisions-and-the-risk-of-radiation-or-smoking-associated-cancer
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Mark P Little, Jolyon H Hendry
There is compelling biological data to suggest that cancer arises from a series of mutations in single target cells, resulting in defects in cell renewal and differentiation processes which lead to malignancy. Because much mutagenic damage is expressed following cell division, more-rapidly renewing tissues could be at higher risk because of the larger number of cell replications. Cairns suggested that renewing tissues may reduce cancer risk by partitioning the dividing cell populations into lineages comprising infrequently-dividing long-lived stem cells and frequently-dividing short-lived daughter transit cells...
February 14, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194628/association-between-ck-mb-area-under-the-curve-and-tranexamic-acid-utilization-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Sean van Diepen, Peter D Merrill, Michel Carrier, Jean-Claude Tardif, Mihai Podgoreanu, John H Alexander, Renato D Lopes
Myonecrosis after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with excess mortality. Tranexamic acid (TA), an anti-fibrinolytic agent, has been shown to reduce peri-operative blood loss without increasing the risk of myocardial infarction (MI); however, no large study has examined the association between TA treatment and post-CABG myonecrosis. In the MC-1 to Eliminate Necrosis and Damage in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery II trial, inverse probability weighting of the propensity to receive TA was used to test for differences among the 656 patients receiving and 770 patients not receiving TA...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193677/sex-differences-in-the-clinical-impact-of-high-platelet-reactivity-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stents-results-from-the-adapt-des-study-assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-drug-eluting-stents
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Jennifer Yu, Roxana Mehran, Usman Baber, Sze-Yuan Ooi, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Giora Weisz, Michael J Rinaldi, Franz-Josef Neumann, D Christopher Metzger, Timothy D Henry, David A Cox, Peter L Duffy, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Bruce R Brodie, Thomas D Stuckey, Akiko Maehara, Ke Xu, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Sex differences in the outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents and in the response to clopidogrel therapy have been reported; however, the differential risk of high platelet reactivity (HPR) on clopidogrel in women versus men is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared 8448 patients enrolled in the ADAPT-DES study (Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents) according to sex and the presence/absence of HPR on clopidogrel (defined as P2Y12 reactivity units >208)...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188897/unmasking-survival-biases-in-observational-treatment-studies-of-influenza-patients
#17
Martin Wolkewitz, Martin Schumacher
BACKGROUND: Several observational studies reported that Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) reduced mortality in infected and hospitalized patients. Due to the restriction of observation to hospital stay and time-dependent treatment assignment, such findings were prone to common types of survival bias (length, time-dependent and competing risk bias). METHODS: British hospital data from the FLU-CIN study group were used which included 1391 patients with confirmed pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 infection...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188248/the-pivotal-role-of-cxcr7-in-stabilization-of-the-pulmonary-epithelial-barrier-in-acute-pulmonary-inflammation
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Kristian-Christos Ngamsri, Anika Müller, Hans Bösmüller, Jutta Gamper-Tsigaras, Jörg Reutershan, Franziska M Konrad
Acute pulmonary inflammation is still a frightening complication in intensive care units and has a high mortality. Specific treatment is not available, and many details of the pathomechanism remain unclear. The recently discovered chemokine receptor CXCR7 and its ligand stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1 are known to be involved in inflammation. We chose to investigate the detailed role of CXCR7 in a murine model of LPS inhalation. Inflammation increased pulmonary expression of CXCR7, and the receptor was predominantly expressed on pulmonary epithelium and on polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMNs) after transepithelial migration into the alveolar space...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187800/management-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
N Etminan, R L Macdonald
Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) affects people with a mean age of 55 years. Although there are about 9/100 000 cases per year worldwide, the young age and high morbidity and mortality lead to loss of many years of productive life. Intracranial aneurysms account for 85% of cases. Despite this, the majority of survivors of aneurysmal SAH have cognitive deficits, mood disorders, fatigue, inability to return to work, and executive dysfunction and are often unable to return to their premorbid level of functioning...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187039/plasma-neutrophil-elastase-and-elafin-as-prognostic-biomarker-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-multicenter-survival-and-longitudinal-prospective-observation-study
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Zhaozhong Zhu, Tiehua Wang, Zhuang Liu, Liang Yi, Zhixu Yang, Weishuai Bian, Wei Chen, Shupeng Wang, Gang Li, Ang Li, Greg S Martin, Xi Zhu
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil elastase (HNE) is a destructive enzyme and plays crucial roles in the pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Endogenous proteinase inhibitors elafin (PI3) is important to protect against lung tissue destruction. We proposed to examine whether HNE and PI3 serve as prognostic biomarkers for ARDS. METHODS: This study is a survival and longitudinal analysis of plasma profiles of HNE and PI3 in ARDS patients from a multi-center prospective observational cohort in Beijing, China...
February 9, 2017: Shock
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