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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941361/hepatitis-c-virus-testing-for-case-identification-in-persons-born-during-1945-1965-results-from-three-randomized-controlled-trials
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Anthony K Yartel, David B Rein, Kimberly Ann Brown, Katherine Krauskopf, Omar I Massoud, Cynthia Jordan, Natalie Kil, Alex D Federman, David R Nerenz, Joanne E Brady, Danielle L Kruger, Bryce D Smith
CDC and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing for persons born during 1945-1965 (birth cohort). However, few studies estimate the effect of birth cohort (BC) testing implementation on HCV diagnoses in primary care settings. We aimed to determine the probability of identifying HCV infections in primary care using targeted BC testing compared with usual care at three academic medical centers. From December 2012 to March 2014, each center compared one of three distinct interventions to usual care using an independently-designed randomized controlled trial...
September 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938528/p53-independent-p21-induction-by-melk-inhibition
#2
Tatsuo Matsuda, Taigo Kato, Kazuma Kiyotani, Yunus Emre Tarhan, Vassiliki Saloura, Suyoun Chung, Koji Ueda, Yusuke Nakamura, Jae-Hyun Park
MELK play critical roles in human carcinogenesis through activation of cell proliferation, inhibition of apoptosis and maintenance of stemness. Therefore, MELK is a promising therapeutic target for a wide range of cancers. Although p21 is a well-known p53-downstream gene, we found that treatment with a potent MELK inhibitor, OTS167, could induce p21 protein expression in cancer cell lines harboring loss-of-function TP53 mutations. We also confirmed that MELK knockdown by siRNA induced the p21 expression in p53-deficient cancer cell lines and caused the cell cycle arrest at G1 phase...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937829/nonlinearity-coherence-and-complexity-biophysical-aspects-related-to-health-and-disease
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Alberto Foletti, Larissa Brizhik
Biological organisms are complex open dissipative systems whose dynamical stability is sustained due to the exchange of matter, energy and information. Dynamical stability occurs through a number of mechanisms that sustain efficient adaptive dynamics. Such properties of living matter can be the consequence of a self-consistent state of matter and electromagnetic field (EMF). Based on the soliton model of charge transport in redox processes, we describe a possible mechanism of the origin of endogenous EMF and coherence...
September 22, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936630/the-clinical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-associated-with-incomplete-endoscopic-resection-of-rectal-carcinoid-tumor
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Cheol Woong Choi, Su Bum Park, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Jin Kim, Hyeong Seok Nam, Dae Gon Ryu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The risk of lymph node metastasis of a small rectal carcinoid tumor (<10 mm) is known to be lower than that of tumors at other gastrointestinal sites. Although rectal carcinoid tumors can be treated by endoscopic resection, the resected specimen may be incomplete. The consequences of an incomplete resection are not well known. METHOD: From December 2008 to November 2015, cases of rectal carcinoid tumors resected by endoscopic resection techniques such as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), or endoscopic mucosal resection using band ligation device (EMR-L), or cap aspiration (EMR-C) were enrolled...
September 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934978/adaptation-of-the-2015-american-college-of-rheumatology-treatment-guideline-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-for-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-an-exemplar-of-the-grade-adolopment
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Andrea Darzi, Manale Harfouche, Thurayya Arayssi, Samar Alemadi, Khaled A Alnaqbi, Humeira Badsha, Farida Al Balushi, Bassel Elzorkany, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed Hamoudeh, Wissam Hazer, Basel Masri, Mohammed A Omair, Imad Uthman, Nelly Ziade, Jasvinder A Singh, Robin Christiansen, Peter Tugwell, Holger J Schünemann, Elie A Akl
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that adaptation of health practice guidelines to the local setting is expected to improve their uptake and implementation while cutting on required resources. We recently adapted the published American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) treatment guideline to the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). The objective of this paper is to describe the process used for the adaptation of the 2015 ACR guideline on the treatment of RA for the EMR...
September 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934827/-current-status-of-endoscopic-resection-of-early-gastric-cancer-in-korea
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REVIEW
Hwoon Yong Jung
Endoscopic resection (Endoscopic mucosal resection [EMR] and endoscopic submucosal dissection [ESD]) is already established as a first-line treatment modality for selected early gastric cancer (EGC). In Korea, the number of endoscopic resection of EGC was explosively increased because of a National Cancer Screening Program and development of devices and techniques. There were many reports on the short-term and long-term outcomes after endoscopic resection in patients with EGC. Long-term outcome in terms of recurrence and death is excellent in both absolute and selected expanded criteria...
September 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933782/cardiovascular-disease-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-epidemiology-and-risk-factor-burden
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REVIEW
Karam Turk-Adawi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Ibtihal Fadhil, Kathryn Taubert, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Nanette K Wenger, Nigel S Tan, Sherry L Grace
The Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) comprises 22 countries or territories spanning from Morocco in the west to Pakistan in the east, and contains a population of almost 600 million people. Like many other developing regions, the burden of disease in the EMR has shifted in the past 30 years from primarily communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cardiovascular mortality in the EMR, mostly attributable to ischaemic heart disease, is expected to increase more dramatically in the next decade than in any other region except Africa...
September 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933621/neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-x-st-5799-st-22-complex-in-turkey-a-unique-pediatric-case
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Gönül Tanır, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Jay Lucidarme, Sevgi Yaşar Durmuş, Aiswarya Lekshmi, Özlem Akisoglu, Ahmet Emre Aycan, Ray Borrow, Mehmet Ceyhan
Although outbreaks of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X occured in a couple of African countries, a limited number of serogroup X meningococcal cases were reported in America and Europe as well as Turkey. Additionally, serogroup X is still not represented in current conjugated meningococcal vaccines. Here, we describe the first pediatric case with meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X ST-5799 (ST-22 complex) that formed a distinct lineage.
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932897/comparison-of-alternative-%C3%AE-hcg-follow-up-protocols-after-single-dose-methotrexate-therapy-for-tubal-ectopic-pregnancy
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Yavuz Emre Şükür, Kazibe Koyuncu, Mehmet Murat Seval, Esra Çetinkaya, Fulya Dökmeci
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performances of five different βhCG follow-up protocols after single-dose methotrexate therapy for tubal ectopic pregnancy (EP). METHODS: Data of patients who received single-dose methotrexate therapy for tubal EP at a university hospital between January 2011 and July 2016 were reviewed. A 'successful methotrexate treatment' was defined if the EP treated with no need for surgery. The performances of different protocols were tested by comparing with the currently used '15% βhCG decrease between days 4 and 7' protocol...
September 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932490/prolonged-qrs-duration-on-surface-electrocardiogram-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-restrictive-filling-pattern
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Turan Erdoğan, Murtaza Emre Durakoğlugil, Yüksel Çiçek, Mustafa Çetin, Hakan Duman, Ömer Şatiroğlu, Şükrü Çelik
BACKGROUND: Prolonged QRS duration is associated with decreased left ventricular (LV) systolic function. However, the relation between LV restrictive filling pattern (RFP) and QRS duration has not been investigated yet. The purpose of our study was to assess this relationship. METHODS: We analyzed standard 12-lead surface electrocardiogram (ECG) of 155 consecutive patients. Mitral inflow and septal tissue velocities were obtained using the apical 4-chamber view with pulsed Doppler echocardiography...
March 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928101/interleukin-6-and-interleukin-17-gene-polymorphism-association-with-celiac-disease-in-children
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Ulaş Emre Akbulut, Alper Han Çebi, Elif Sağ, Mevlit İkbal, Murat Çakır
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to investigate polymorphisms in the genes responsible for encoding cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6) (-572G/C) (rs1800796) and IL-17 (-197A/G) (rs2275913) in patients with celiac disease (CD). We further aimed to investigate the relationship between CD symptoms and histopathological findings and the relationship between these polymorphisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the results with those of healthy control subjects to establish whether any of the polymorphisms are involved in the susceptibility to CD...
September 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922133/aligning-event-logs-to-task-time-matrix-clinical-pathways-in-bpmn-for-variance-analysis
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Hui Yan, Pieter Van Gorp, Uzay Kaymak, Xudong Lu, Lei Ji, Choo Chiap Chiau, Hendriks H M Korsten, Huilong Duan
Clinical pathways (CPs) are popular healthcare management tools to standardise care and ensure quality. Analysing CP compliance levels and variances is known to be useful for training and CP redesign purposes. Flexible semantics of the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) language has been shown to be useful for the modeling and analysis of complex protocols. However, in practical cases one may want to exploit that CPs often have the form of Task-Time matrices. This paper presents a new method parsing complex BPMN models and aligning traces to the models heuristically...
September 18, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921924/effects-of-surgical-anatomical-correction-of-pelvic-anterior-compartment-defect-on-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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Emre Baser, Safak Ozdemirci, Dilek Uysal, Ertugrul Karahanoglu, Akın Sivaslioglu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of surgical anatomical correction on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with a pelvic anterior compartment defect (PACD). METHODS: This prospective study was carried out on 30 women who had stage II-IV PACD. The women were questioned regarding LUTS symptoms such as urgency, urge incontinence, frequency, hesitancy, abnormal emptying, nocturia and dysuria pre and postoperatively. After a 7-month follow up, the comparison of LUTS symptoms with respect to their healing, existence or de novo appearance was performed using the McNemar and Bowner and Wilcoxon signed-rank tests...
September 17, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921446/can-a-novel-icu-data-display-positively-affect-patient-outcomes-and-save-lives
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Natalia Olchanski, Mikhail A Dziadzko, Ing C Tiong, Craig E Daniels, Steve G Peters, John C O'Horo, Michelle N Gong
The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of ProCCESs AWARE, Ambient Clinical Analytics, Rochester, MN, a novel acute care electronic medical record interface, on a range of care process and patient health outcome metrics in intensive care units (ICUs). ProCCESs AWARE is a novel acute care EMR interface that contains built-in tools for error prevention, practice surveillance, decision support and reporting. We compared outcomes before and after AWARE implementation using a prospective cohort and a historical control...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919353/presepsin-a-new-marker-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-pediatric-patients
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Sevgen Tanır Basaranoglu, Eda Karadag-Oncel, Kubra Aykac, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Ahmet Emre Aycan, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Ates Kara, Mehmet Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: Catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) are mostly preventable hospital-acquired conditions. We aimed to investigate the value of presepsin in detection of CRBSI in hospitalized children. METHODS: Hospitalized pediatric patients who had clinical suspicion of CRBSI were followed. Results of peripheral blood cultures and blood cultures from central venous catheters, procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), total white blood cell (WBC) counts were recorded...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919097/j-pouch-vs-side-to-end-anastomosis-after-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer-a-prospective-randomized-trial-on-short-and-long-term-outcomes-including-life-quality-and-functional-results
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Nuri Okkabaz, Mustafa Haksal, Ali Emre Atici, Yunus Emre Altuntas, Ersin Gundogan, Fazli Cem Gezen, Mustafa Oncel
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcomes of j-pouch and side-to-end anastomosis in rectal cancer patients treated with laparoscopic hand-assisted low anterior resection. METHODS: Prospective trial on cases randomized to have a colonic j-pouch or a side-to-end anastomosis after low anterior resection. Demographics, characteristics of disease and treatment, perioperative results, and functional outcomes and life quality were compared between the groups. RESULTS: Seventy four patients were randomized...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919095/laparoscopic-near-infrared-fluorescent-imaging-as-an-alternative-option-for-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-in-endometrial-cancer-a-prospective-study
#17
Salih Taşkın, Yavuz Emre Şükür, Duygu Altın, Cevriye Cansız Ersöz, Batuhan Turgay, Duygu Kankaya, Mete Güngör, Fırat Ortaç
BACKGROUND: To evaluate feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping by using near-infrared fluorescent imaging and indocyanine green (NIR/ICG) integrated laparoscopic system in clinically uterine-confined endometrial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with clinically early-stage endometrial cancer were included in this prospective study. ICG was injected to the uterine cervix and NIR/ICG integrated laparoscopic system (Spies Full HD D-Light P ICG technology, Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) was used during the operations...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918667/poor-outcomes-among-elderly-patients-hospitalized-for-influenza-like-illness
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Mine Durusa Tanriover, Tülay Bagci Bosi, Lale Ozisik, Emre Bilgin, Özlem Güzel Tunçcan, Özge Özgen, Necla Tülek, Metin Özsoy, Hasan Tezer, Tugba Bedir Demirdağ, Ates Kara, Sevgen Tanir Basaranoglu, Kubra Aykac, Aslinur Ozkaya-Parlakay, Belgin Gulhan, Serhat Unal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network is a worldwide initiative that aims to document the burden of influenza infections among acute admissions and the vaccine effectiveness in particular countries. As a partner of this platform, we aimed to determine the frequency of influenza infections among acute admissions with influenza like illness and the outcomes of the enrolled patients during the 2015-2016 influenza season in selected hospitals in Turkey. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The investigators screened the hospital admission registries, chart review or available records, and screened all patients hospitalized in the previous 24-48 hours or overnight in the predefined wards or emergency room...
September 18, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914563/patients-with-psychological-icpc-codes-in-primary-care-a-case-control-study-investigating-the-decade-before-presenting-with-problems
#19
Luc G Gidding, Mark G Spigt, Geert-Jan Dinant
BACKGROUND: Recognizing patients with psychological problems can be difficult for general practitioners (GPs). Use of information collected in electronic medical records (EMR) could facilitate recognition. OBJECTIVES: To assess relevant EMR parameters in the decade before patients present with psychological problems. METHODS: Exploratory case-control study assessing EMR parameters of 58 228 patients recorded between 2013 and 2015 by 54 GPs...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914161/a-net-of-friends-investigating-friendship-by-integrating-attachment-theory-and-social-network-analysis
#20
Omri Gillath, Gery C Karantzas, Emre Selcuk
The current article focuses on attachment style-an individual difference widely studied in the field of close relationships-and its application to the study of social networks. Specifically, we investigated whether attachment style predicts perception and management of social networks. In Study 1, we examined the associations of attachment style with perceptions of network tie strength and multiplexity. In Studies 2a and 2b, we investigated the association between attachment style and network management skills (initiating, maintaining, and dissolving ties) and whether network management skills mediated the associations of attachment style with network tie strength and multiplexity...
July 1, 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
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