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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655133/the-effect-of-traumatic-brain-injury-history-with-loss-of-consciousness-on-rate-of-cognitive-decline-among-older-adults-with-normal-cognition-and-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia
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Yorghos Tripodis, Michael L Alosco, Nikolaos Zirogiannis, Brandon E Gavett, Christine Chaisson, Brett Martin, Michael D McClean, Jesse Mez, Neil Kowall, Robert A Stern
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is thought to be a risk factor for dementia, including dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the influence of TBI history on the neuropsychological course of AD is unknown and, more broadly, the effect of TBI history on age-related cognitive change is poorly understood. We examined the relationship between history of TBI with loss of consciousness (LOC) history and cognitive change in participants with normal cognition and probable AD, stratified by APOEɛ4 allele status...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655098/-primary-antifungal-prophylaxis-with-posaconazole-plays-a-pivotal-role-during-chemotherapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#2
B F Gong, Y T Liu, G J Zhang, S N Wei, Y Li, K Q Liu, X Y Gong, X L Zhao, S W Qiu, R X Gu, D Lin, H Wei, C L Zhou, B C Liu, Y Wang, Y C Mi, J X Wang
Objective: To evaluate the incidence of invasive fungal infections (IFI) and usage of intravenous antifungal drugs during remission induction chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) under primary antifungal prophylaxis with posaconazole. Methods: Clinical records from newly diagnosed AML patients above 15 years old in one single center from February 2014 to January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed, excluding acute promyelocytic leukemia. The incidence of IFI and usage of intravenous antifungal drugs were investigated between control group (not receiving any broad spectrum antifungal prophylaxis) and treatment group (receiving posaconazole as primary prophylaxis)...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655096/-a-retrospective-analysis-of-prognosis-in-favorable-risk-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-with-different-consolidation-regimens
#3
H Y Wang, X B Bao, X W Tang, A N Sun, D P Wu, H X Zhou, H Y Qiu
Objective: To explore the impact on prognosis in favorable-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with different consolidation regimens after first complete remission (CR(1)). Methods: A total of 107 cases of non-refractory adult AML from January 2010 to June 2015 in single center were enrolled in the study. HD-Ara-C group (38 cases) as the control group, we explore the prognosis in three consolidation regimens, including micro-transplantation (16 cases) , autologous transplantation (auto-PBSCT, 14 cases) , allogeneic transplantation (allo-HSCT, 39 cases)...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655095/-efficacy-and-prognostic-analysis-of-98-cases-of-relapsed-refractory-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-with-second-line-regimens
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M C Zhang, Y Qian, J Hao, Z Y Liu, W L Zhao, L Wang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and prognostic factors of second-line regimens for patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed in 98 patients with relapsed/refractory DLBCL who were treated with salvage regimens in Rui Jin Hospital from July 2004 to June 2016. Overall response rate (ORR) was evaluated after all treatment finished. Overall survival (OS) was analyzed by Kaplan-Meier method and multivariate by Cox proportional hazards models...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655094/-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-for-124-cases-of-primary-gastric-lymphomas
#5
Y He, L Wang, H Y Zhu, J H Liang, W Wu, J Z Wu, Y Xia, L Cao, L Fan, J Y Li, W Xu
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of primary gastric lymphomas (PGL). Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in 124 cases of PGL from July 2009 to January 2016 in our hospital, and the clinical records, pathological and immunohistochemical features were analyzed. The relationship between different factors at diagnosis and prognosis were studied. Results: 124 cases of PGL included 93 diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, 25 mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma cases, 1 mantle cell lymphoma, 4 peripheral T-cell lymphoma-not otherwise specified, and 1 extra-nodal NK/T-cell lymphoma-nasal type...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655093/-long-term-follow-up-of-multiple-myeloma-after-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-results
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W W Sui, D H Zou, G An, S H Yi, S H Deng, W Y Huang, T Y Wang, J Li, H Liu, M W Fu, R Lyu, W Liu, Y Xu, Z J Li, Y Z Zhao, L G Qiu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and long-term outcome of a combined protocol for multiple myeloma (MM) , including induction therapy, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) and consolidation and maintenance therapy. Methods: Clinical records of 144 patients with MM from January 1, 2005 to February 1, 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The overall response rate (ORR) after ASCT was 100.0%, in which the complete remission (CR) was 64.1% and the best treatment response rate of superior to PR was 89...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655092/-evaluation-of-clinical-characteristics-myd88-l265p-mutation-cxcr4-whim-mutation-and-prognosis-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-93-patients
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X X Cao, Q Meng, H Cai, Y Y Mao, M H Duan, T N Zhu, W Zhang, B Han, J L Zhuang, H C Cai, M Chen, J Feng, X Han, Y Zhang, C Yang, L Zhang, D B Zhou, J Li
Objective: To evaluate the clinical characteristics, MYD88(L265P) mutation, CXCR4(W)HIM mutation and prognosis in patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM). Methods: The clinical characteristics, International Prognostic Scoring System for symptomatic WM (WPSS) , and overall survival (OS) were retrospectively assayed in 93 patients with newly diagnosed WM at Peking Union Medical College Hospital during January 2000 to August 2016. The MYD88(L265P) mutation and CXCR4(W)HIM mutation were tested among 34 patients...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655036/objective-and-subjective-measures-of-simultaneous-vs-sequential-bilateral-cochlear-implants-in-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Véronique J C Kraaijenga, Geerte G J Ramakers, Yvette E Smulders, Alice van Zon, Inge Stegeman, Adriana L Smit, Robert J Stokroos, Nadia Hendrice, Rolien H Free, Bert Maat, Johan H M Frijns, Jeroen J Briaire, E A M Mylanus, Wendy J Huinck, Gijsbert A Van Zanten, Wilko Grolman
Importance: To date, no randomized clinical trial on the comparison between simultaneous and sequential bilateral cochlear implants (BiCIs) has been performed. Objective: To investigate the hearing capabilities and the self-reported benefits of simultaneous BiCIs compared with those of sequential BiCIs. Design, Setting, and Participants: A multicenter randomized clinical trial was conducted between January 12, 2010, and September 2, 2012, at 5 tertiary referral centers among 40 participants eligible for BiCIs...
June 22, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654954/bioequivalence-between-generic-and-branded-lamotrigine-in-people-with-epilepsy-the-equigen-randomized-clinical-trial
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Michel Berg, Timothy E Welty, Barry E Gidal, Francisco J Diaz, Ron Krebill, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Barbara A Dworetzky, John R Pollard, Edmund J Elder, Wenlei Jiang, Xiaohui Jiang, Regina D Switzer, Michael D Privitera
Importance: Switching between generic antiepileptic drugs is a highly debated issue that affects both clinical care and overall health care costs. Objective: To evaluate the single-dose pharmacokinetic bioequivalence of 3 (1 branded and 2 generic drugs) on-market, immediate-release lamotrigine drug products. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Equivalence Among Antiepileptic Drug Generic and Brand Products in People With Epilepsy (EQUIGEN) single-dose study is a crossover, prospective, sequence-randomized, replicate pharmacokinetic study conducted at 5 US academic epilepsy centers...
June 26, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654801/hybrid-governance-of-aquaculture-opportunities-and-challenges
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Joanna Vince, Marcus Haward
The development of third party assessment and certification of fisheries and aquaculture has provided new forms of governance in sectors that were traditionally dominated by state based regulation. Emerging market based approaches are driven by shareholder expectations as well as commitment to corporate social responsibility, whereas community engagement is increasingly centered on the questions of social license to operate. Third party assessment and certification links state, market and community into an interesting and challenging hybrid form of governance...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654765/a-traffic-light-grading-system-of-hip-dysplasia-to-predict-the-success-of-arthroscopic-hip-surgery
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George Grammatopoulos, Owain L I Davies, Ahmed El-Bakoury, Harinderjit S Gill, Tom C B Pollard, Antonio J Andrade
BACKGROUND: The role of hip arthroscopic surgery in dysplasia is controversial. PURPOSE: To determine the 7-year joint preservation rate after hip arthroscopic surgery in hip dysplasia and identify anatomic and intraoperative features that predict the success of hip preservation with arthroscopic surgery, allowing the formulation of an evidence-based classification system. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2013, 111 hips with dysplastic features (acetabular index [AI] >10° and/or lateral center-edge angle [LCEA] <25°) that underwent arthroscopic surgery were identified...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654740/evaluation-of-knowledge-and-use-of-the-malaria-prevention-measures-among-the-patients-of-the-department-of-tropical-and-parasitic-diseases-university-center-of-maritime-and-tropical-medicine-gdynia-based-on-a-questionnaire-performed-in-the-years-2012-20
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Anna Kuna, Michał Gajewski, Joanna Stańczak
INTRODUCTION: Every year, approximately 125 million travelers visit areas where malaria prevails, located in over 100 countries. Over 10,000 of them suffer from malaria annually. Visitors to these areas may protect themselves against infection by using chemoprophylaxis, insect repellents, appropriate clothing, sleeping in airconditioned and well-screened quarters or using mosquito nets impregnated with insecticides. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to gather and analyze the data about knowledge and usage of pharmacological and non-pharmacological malaria prevention methods among the patients of the University Centre for Maritime and Tropical Medicine (UCMMiT), Gdynia, Poland, in 2012-2013...
2017: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654728/finding-similar-nucleotide-sequences-using-network-blast-searches
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Istvan Ladunga
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) is the first tool in the annotation of nucleotide or amino acid sequences. BLAST is a flagship of bioinformatics due to its performance and user-friendliness. Beginners and intermediate users will learn how to design and submit blastn and Megablast searches on the Web pages at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. We map nucleic acid sequences to genomes, find identical or similar mRNAs, expressed sequence tag, and noncoding RNA sequences, and run Megablast searches, which are much faster than blastn...
June 27, 2017: Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654631/changes-in-choroidal-thickness-in-clinically-significant-pseudophakic-cystoid-macular-edema
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Efrat Fleissig, Shai Cohen, Matias Iglicki, Michaella Goldstein, Dinah Zur
PURPOSE: To investigate choroidal thickness in eyes with clinically significant pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) during the acute phase and following resolution of the edema, using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational clinical study. Patients' records were reviewed for cases of clinically significant PCME after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery. Choroidal thickness was measured at time of PCME diagnosis in both eyes and after CME resolution in the affected eye using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Spectralis; Heidelberg Engineering)...
June 20, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654630/prognostic-value-of-subretinal-hyperreflective-material-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-treated-with-bevacizumab
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Russell Pokroy, Michael Mimouni, Edward Barayev, Fani Segev, Noa Geffen, Arie Y Nemet, Ori Segal
PURPOSE: To study the correlation between subretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) seen on spectral domain optical coherence tomography at baseline and visual outcomes after intravitreal bevacizumab injection in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: Consecutive patient charts with treatment-naive center-involved neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with 3 monthly intravitreal bevacizumab's, continued as needed, from 2011 to 2014 were reviewed...
June 20, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654621/measuring-provider-performance-for-physicians-participating-in-the-merit-based-incentive-payment-system
#16
Lee Squitieri, Kevin C Chung
In 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began requiring all eligible providers to participate in the Quality Payment Program or face financial reimbursement penalty. The Quality Payment Program outlines two paths for provider participation: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models. For the first performance period beginning in January of 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that approximately 83 to 90 percent of eligible providers will not qualify for participation in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model and therefore must participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System program...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654605/selective-intraoperative-vasopressor-use-is-not-associated-with-increased-risk-of-diep-flap-complications
#17
Ashley Szabo Eltorai, Chuan-Chin Huang, Jeffrey T Lu, Asako Ogura, Stephanie A Caterson, Dennis P Orgill
BACKGROUND: During deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap cases, anesthesiologists commonly avoid intravenous vasopressor administration because of the theoretical concern of inducing vasospasm, thrombosis, or congestion in the vessels of the anastomosis, potentially resulting in poor flap perfusion and ischemia and necessitating revision. In the setting of hypotension, however, vasopressor administration may actually improve outcomes by augmenting flap perfusion by means of increased mean arterial pressure...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654593/population-health-implications-of-medical-tourism
#18
Kian Adabi, Carrie S Stern, Katie E Weichman, Evan S Garfein, Aravind Pothula, Lawrence Draper, Oren M Tepper
BACKGROUND: Fifteen million U.S. patients each year seek medical care abroad; however, there are no data on outcomes and follow-up of these procedures. This study aims to identify, evaluate, and survey patients presenting with complications from aesthetic procedures abroad and estimate their cost to the U.S. health care system. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review was conducted. A cohort of patients presenting with complications from aesthetic procedures performed abroad was generated...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654568/elders-experiences-during-return-visits-to-the-emergency-department-a-phenomenographic-study-in-taiwan
#19
Chin-Yen Han, Chun-Chih Lin, Suzanne Goopy, Ya-Chu Hsiao, Alan Barnard
BACKGROUND: Elders often experience multiple chronic diseases associated with frequent early return visits to emergency departments (EDs). There is limited knowledge of the experiences and concerns of elders during ED return visits. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the research was to explore the experiences of elders during ED return visits, with a view toward identifying factors that contribute to return visits. METHODS: The qualitative approach of phenomenography was used...
July 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654556/patient-controlled-intravenous-analgesia-with-combination-of-dexmedetomidine-and-sufentanil-on-patients-after-abdominal-operation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-blinded-multicenter-clinical-study
#20
Yongtao Gao, Xiaoming Deng, Hongbing Yuan, Yufang Leng, Tiezheng Zhang, Xuzhong Xu, Suming Tian, Jun Fang, Wen Ouyang, Xinming Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of combination of dexmedetomidine and sufentanil on patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) in patients after abdominal operation and to assess the safety and validity of this treatment. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized controlled, blinded, multicenter clinical study. A total of 210 patients from 9 clinical research centers underwent selective abdominal operation with general anesthesia were enrolled in the study, including laparoscopic-assisted abdominal operation on stomach, intestines or open surgery on stomach, intestines, kidneys and liver, ASA status I-II...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
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