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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056847/impact-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-receiving-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Mao-Jen Lin, Chun-Yu Chen, Hau-De Lin, Han-Ping Wu
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a necessary procedure commonly performed for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the impact of diabetes and hypertension on long-term outcomes of patients after receiving PCI has not yet been determined. METHODS: The data of 1234 patients who received PCI were collected prospectively, and patients were divided into four groups, including patients with and without DM and those with either DM or hypertension alone...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049363/circulating-chromogranin-b-levels-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-data-from-the-finnali-study
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Peder Langeland Myhre, Mats Stridsberg, Rita Linko, Marjatta Okkonen, Ståle Nygård, Geir Christensen, Ville Pettilä, Torbjørn Omland, Helge Røsjø
PURPOSE: Circulating chromogranin B (CgB) levels are increased in situations characterized by systemic and myocardial stress, but whether CgB provides prognostic information in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) is unknown. METHODS: We included 584 patients with ARF, defined as ventilatory support >6 h, and with blood samples available on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission and day 3 (n = 479). CgB levels were measured by radioimmunoassay and follow-up was 90 days...
January 3, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029734/investigation-of-the-first-seven-reported-cases-of-candida-auris-a-globally-emerging-invasive-multidrug-resistant-fungus-united-states-may-2013-august-2016
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EDITORIAL
S Vallabhaneni, A Kallen, S Tsay, N Chow, R Welsh, J Kerins, S K Kemble, M Pacilli, S R Black, E Landon, J Ridgway, T N Palmore, A Zelzany, E H Adams, M Quinn, S Chaturvedi, J Greenko, R Fernandez, K Southwick, E Y Furuya, D P Calfee, C Hamula, G Patel, P Barrett, P Lafaro, E L Berkow, H Moulton-Meissner, J Noble-Wang, R P Fagan, B R Jackson, S R Lockhart, A P Litvintseva, T M Chiller
November 11, 2016/65(44);1234-1237. What is already known about this topic? Candida auris is an emerging pathogenic fungus that has been reported from at least a dozen countries on four continents during 2009-2015. The organism is difficult to identify using traditional biochemical methods, some isolates have been found to be resistant to all three major classes of antifungal medications, and C. auris has caused health care-associated outbreaks. What is added by this report? This is the first description of C...
January 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997455/cervical-cancer-screening-with-human-papillomavirus-dna-and-cytology-in-japan
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Yuri Sasaki, Osamu Iwanari, Ichiro Arakawa, Takuya Moriya, Yoshiki Mikami, Kuniko Iihara, Ryo Konno
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the value of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for primary cervical cancer screening in Japan. METHODS: In total, 5065 women who underwent primary screening with cytology and HPV between January 2005 and December 2006 were enrolled. In the baseline phase, these women were stratified by age, and the rates of HPV-positive and abnormal cytology were compared between women younger than and older than 30 years. In the follow-up phase, women aged 20 to 69 years and cytology negative for intraepithelial lesions or malignancy at baseline were followed up until December 2011 (n = 2383)...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973378/erratum-water-science-and-technology-74-5-1227-1234-adaptation-of-microbial-communities-in-activated-sludge-to-1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium-bromide-dorota-gendaszewska-and-ewa-liwarska-bizukojc-doi-10-2166-wst-2016-317
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Ewa Liwarska-Bizukojc
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966433/operative-outcome-of-hong-kong-centenarians-with-hip-fracture
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M Y Cheung, A Wh Ho, S H Wong
INTRODUCTION: International clinical guidelines recommend early surgical treatment for geriatric patients with hip fracture. There are, however, few data concerning the operative outcome of centenarians. This study aimed to report the epidemiology of hip fracture and postoperative mortality rate, and to discuss whether operation is justified in centenarians in Hong Kong. METHODS: This observational study was carried out in all public hospitals of Hong Kong. All patients aged 100 years or above who underwent hip fracture surgery in any public hospital between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2013 were included...
December 14, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900937/post-authorization-changes-in-the-safety-and-efficacy-assessment-recommended-indications-and-drug-quality-profile-of-adalimumab-a-chronological-overview
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Gergely Iványi, Romána Zelkó
OBJECTIVE: The intention of the present study was to demonstrate the postauthorization changes of adalimumab (European trade name: Humira), evaluating the variations in its safety, efficacy, and quality profile. METHODS: Type-II, major variations of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) from September 8, 2003 to November 19, 2015, were analyzed, which, according to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2008, have to reflect changes that may have a significant impact on the safety, efficacy, or quality profile of a medicinal product...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887647/the-hide-and-seek-of-plasmodium-vivax-in-west-africa-report-from-a-large-scale-study-in-beninese-asymptomatic-subjects
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Philippe Poirier, Cécile Doderer-Lang, Pascal S Atchade, Jean-Philippe Lemoine, Marie-Louise Coquelin de l'Isle, Ahmed Abou-Bacar, Alexander W Pfaff, Julie Brunet, Lydia Arnoux, Elodie Haar, Denis Filisetti, Sylvie Perrotey, Nicodeme W Chabi, Casimir D Akpovi, Ludovic Anani, André Bigot, Ambaliou Sanni, Ermanno Candolfi
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium vivax is considered to be absent from western Africa, where the prevalence of Duffy-negative red blood cell phenotype proves to be high. Several studies have, however, detected P. vivax infection cases in this part of Africa, raising the question of what is the actual prevalence of P. vivax in local populations. METHODS: The presence of P. vivax was investigated in a large population of healthy blood donors in Benin using microscopy, serology and molecular detection...
November 25, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876689/survey-email-scheduling-and-monitoring-in-ercts-sesame-a-digital-tool-to-improve-data-collection-in-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Trygve Skonnord, Finn Steen, Holgeir Skjeie, Arne Fetveit, Mette Brekke, Atle Klovning
BACKGROUND: Electronic questionnaires can ease data collection in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in clinical practice. We found no existing software that could automate the sending of emails to participants enrolled into an RCT at different study participant inclusion time points. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to develop suitable software to facilitate data collection in an ongoing multicenter RCT of low back pain (the Acuback study). For the Acuback study, we determined that we would need to send a total of 5130 emails to 270 patients recruited at different centers and at 19 different time points...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850870/1234-impact-of-dextrose-dose-on-hypoglycemia-development-following-treatment-of-hyperkalemia
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Nicholas Farina, Christopher Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837350/complete-mitochondrial-genomes-of-thai-and-lao-populations-indicate-an-ancient-origin-of-austroasiatic-groups-and-demic-diffusion-in-the-spread-of-tai-kadai-languages
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Wibhu Kutanan, Jatupol Kampuansai, Metawee Srikummool, Daoroong Kangwanpong, Silvia Ghirotto, Andrea Brunelli, Mark Stoneking
The Tai-Kadai (TK) language family is thought to have originated in southern China and spread to Thailand and Laos, but it is not clear if TK languages spread by demic diffusion (i.e., a migration of people from southern China) or by cultural diffusion, with native Austroasiatic (AA) speakers switching to TK languages. To address this and other questions, we obtained 1234 complete mtDNA genome sequences from 51 TK and AA groups from Thailand and Laos. We find high genetic heterogeneity across the region, with 212 different haplogroups, and significant genetic differentiation among different samples from the same ethnolinguistic group...
January 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770637/the-efficacy-of-intraoperative-autologous-platelet-gel-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ming-Jie Kuang, Chao Han, Jian-Xiong Ma, Fei Li, Jie Zhao, Lin Fu, Xin-Long Ma
PURPOSE: Autologous platelet gel, developed from fresh autologous blood, is a breakthrough in the promotion and acceleration of soft tissue and bone repair. The application of autologous platelet gel has been reported to improve haemostasis and promote function recovery. We screened the randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials of high quality to investigate whether autologous platelet gel makes a better performance for postoperative bleeding and functional recovery in patients after total knee arthroplasty...
December 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741340/secukinumab-self-administration-by-prefilled-syringe-maintains-reduction-of-plaque-psoriasis-severity-over-52-weeks-results-of-the-feature-trial
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Alice B Gottlieb, Andrew Blauvelt, Jörg C Prinz, Philemon Papanastasiou, Rashidkhan Pathan, Judit Nyirady, Todd Fox, Charis Papavassilis
BACKGROUND: Secukinumab, a human monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin-17A, is highly efficacious in the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis, starting at early time points, with a sustained effect and a favorable safety profile. METHODS: Patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis were randomized to secukinumab 300 mg, secukinumab 150 mg, or placebo self-administered by prefilled syringe at baseline, weeks 1, 2, and 3, and then every four weeks from week 4 to 48...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720248/allergen-specific-ige-to-food-molecular-components-and-age-from-early-childhood-to-adulthood
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M A Tosca, M Silvestri, R Olcese, O Sacco, A Pistorio, G A Rossi, G Ciprandi
BACKGROUND: Respiratory allergy is characterised by an IgE-mediated reaction. The immune system functions, including IgE production, progressively decline over time with growing up and ageing. Molecular-based allergy diagnostic defines sensitisation profile. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of age on serum allergen-specific IgE to molecular component levels in a large sample of subjects. METHODS: Serum IgE to: rCor a11, rPru p3, nJug r3, rAra h8, rGly m4, rCor a8, nPen m1, nAct d8, Bos d 8, and nGal d2 were assessed by ISAC method...
January 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683793/sleeve-gastrectomy-in-patients-with-morbid-obesity-and-hiv
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José Máximo Costa Pinto, Marianna Gomes Cavalcanti Leite de Lima, Ana Luiza Melo Cavalcanti de Almeida, Marcelo Gonçalves Sousa
Introduction: It is estimated that there are nearly 40 million people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) worldwide. Due to the advent of antiretroviral drugs, it has been observed increasing in obesity and metabolic rates among patients undergoing treatment. Thus, numerous surgical therapies for weight loss are proposed for continuous improvement in health of patients with HIV, being the vertical gastrectomy an option for intact intestinal transit. Objective: To evaluate the applicability of the vertical gastrectomy in patients with morbid obesity and HIV...
2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664802/influence-of-late-vascular-inflammation-on-long-term-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-implantation-of-drug-eluting-stents-role-of-c-reactive-protein
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Masanori Shiba, Hideki Itaya, Raisuke Iijima, Masato Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker of vascular inflammation at a late phase of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation may predict subsequent major adverse cardiac events (MACE). METHODS AND RESULTS: In 1234 consecutive patients undergoing DES implantation, CRP was measured both before (baseline) and 8 to 12 months after (late phase) stenting, and the relationship between elevation of CRP (>2.0 mg/L) and subsequent MACE (all cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, target lesion revascularization, and other additional revascularization) was assessed...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591364/dysfunctional-hdl-in-acute-stroke
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Guadalupe Ortiz-Munoz, David Couret, Bertrand Lapergue, Eric Bruckert, Elena Meseguer, Pierre Amarenco, Olivier Meilhac
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: HDL-cholesterol concentration is a reliable negative risk factor for acute cerebral infarction (ACI). Beyond quantitative aspects, our aim was to determine whether lipoprotein profiles and HDL functionality were altered at the acute phase of ischemic stroke. METHODS: Blood was taken from ACI patients within 4.5 h of symptom onset. Lipoproteins were separated by electrophoresis for determination of particle size. HDLs were isolated from plasma of patients (n = 10) and controls (n = 10) by ultracentrifugation...
October 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587526/the-relationship-between-spinopelvic-measurements-and-patient-reported-outcome-scores-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-of-the-spine
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H M Yu, K Malhotra, J S Butler, A Patel, M D Sewell, Y Z Li, S Molloy
AIMS: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) develop deposits in the spine which may lead to vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Our aim was to establish which spinopelvic parameters are associated with the greatest disability in patients with spinal myeloma and VCFs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional review of 148 consecutive patients (87 male, 61 female) with spinal myeloma and analysed correlations between spinopelvic parameters and patient-reported outcome scores...
September 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547427/analysis-of-safety-outcomes-for-radial-versus-femoral-access-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-from-a-large-clinical-registry
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David R Dobies, Kimberly R Barber, Amanda L Cohoon
OBJECTIVE: Using a multisite, contemporary registry of 58 862 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures in a national healthcare system, the present study compared radial access with femoral access on safety and efficacy outcomes. METHODS: This is a real-world, large-scale, retrospective study using clinical data from a 137-hopsital System and reported to a multisite clinical registry. All patients undergoing a cardiac catheterisation procedure were included in this database...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474340/coupling-of-gel-based-2-de-and-1-de-shotgun-proteomics-approaches-to-dig-deep-into-the-leaf-senescence-proteome-of-glycine-max
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Ravi Gupta, Su Ji Lee, Cheol Woo Min, So Wun Kim, Ki-Hun Park, Dong-Won Bae, Byong Won Lee, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Randeep Rakwal, Sun Tae Kim
UNLABELLED: Leaf senescence is the last stage of leaf development that re-mobilizes nutrients from the source to sink. Here, we have utilized the soybean as a model system to unravel senescence-associated proteins (SAPs). A comparative proteomics approach was used at two contrasting stages of leaf development, namely mature (R3) and senescent (R7). Selection criteria for these two stages were the contrasting differences in their biochemical parameters - chlorophyll, carotenoids and malondialdehyde contents...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
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