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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334265/prevalence-and-covariates-of-uncontrolled-hypertension-in-ischemic-stroke-survivors-the-norwegian-stroke-in-the-young-study
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Åshild Oftedal, Eva Gerdts, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Annette Fromm, Halvor Naess, Anja Linde, Sahrai Saeed
PURPOSE: Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for stroke. Few data are available on control of hypertension in younger ischemic stroke survivors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We assessed clinic and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurements in 320 patients aged 15-60 years (mean 48 ± 10) included in the Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study during 3-months follow-up after the index stroke. Controlled hypertension was defined as ambulatory BP <130/80 mmHg...
January 15, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332336/downregulation-of-guanine-nucleotide-binding-protein-beta-1-gnb1-is-associated-with-worsened-prognosis-of-clearcell-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-is-related-to-vegf-signaling-pathway
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C Chen, H Chi, L Min, Z Junhua
PURPOSE: Clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is characterized by genetic abnormalities, while the role of Guanine Nucleotide-Binding Protein Beta 1 (GNB1) in ccRCC has not been studied. We thus aimed to evaluate the expression and prognostic value of GNB1 in ccRCC. METHODS: A two-stage study (exploration and validation) was conducted using in silico and immunohistochemical (IHC) scoring of ccRCC samples from our institute, to evaluate the association between GNB1 expression and clinicopathological parameters of ccRCC patients...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332011/examining-the-utility-of-cystatin-c-as-a-confirmatory-test-of-chronic-kidney-disease-across-the-age-range-in-middle-aged-and-older-community-dwelling-adults
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Mark Canney, Donal J Sexton, Neil O'Leary, Martin Healy, Rose Anne Kenny, Mark A Little, Conall M O'Seaghdha
BACKGROUND: Cystatin C has been proposed as a confirmatory test of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is most applicable to older individuals with CKD, the majority of whom have a creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 45-59 mL/min/1.73 m2 (CKD stage 3a). We sought to examine the utility of cystatin C as a confirmatory test of CKD across the age range in the general population of older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of 5386 participants from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, a cluster-sampled national cohort of community-dwelling adults aged ≥50 years...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330165/survival-in-relation-to-multimorbidity-patterns-in-older-adults-in-primary-care-in-barcelona-spain-2010-2014-a-longitudinal-study-based-on-electronic-health-records
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Carolina Ibarra-Castillo, Marina Guisado-Clavero, Concepció Violan-Fors, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Tomàs López-Jiménez, Albert Roso-Llorach
BACKGROUND: Several studies have analysed the characteristics of multimorbidity patterns but none have evaluated the relationship with survival. The purpose of this study was to compare survival across older adults with different chronic multimorbidity patterns (CMPs). METHODS: Prospective longitudinal observational study using electronic health records for 190 108 people aged ≥65 years in Barcelona, Spain (2009-2014). CMPs were identified by cluster analysis...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329754/comparison-of-cepheid%C3%A2-xpert-flu-and-roche-realtime-ready-influenza-a-h1n1-detection-set-for-detection-of-influenza-a-h1n1
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Ali A Rabaan, Ali M Bazzi, Sana A Alshaikh
OBJECTIVE: To compare two influenza polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods. METHODS: A total of 749 suspected MERS-CoV patients presenting at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Saudi Arabia, each submitted a clinical sample for influenza A reflex testing using the on-site Cepheid® Xpert Flu assay and at the Ministry of Health laboratory by the Roche PCR assay. RESULTS: There was 92.12% overall agreement between the two methods. Specificity of the Cepheid® Xpert Flu was 95...
December 16, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329338/pharmacoepidemiological-assessment-of-adherence-and-influencing-co-factors-among-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients-an-observational-cohort-study
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Stefanie Frech, Daniel Kreft, Rudolf F Guthoff, Gabriele Doblhammer
The goal of this study was to assess the adherence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients to medication, and to determine co-factors influencing adherence, using a representative sample of members of the largest German public health insurer. The observational cohort study was based on a longitudinal data set from 2010-2013 and included 250,000 insured persons aged 50 and older with 10,120 diagnosed POAG patients. Uni- and multivariate analysis was performed to investigate several aspects of glaucoma, such as prevalence, adherence, and co-factors influencing adherence...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327568/is-there-an-age-limit-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Björn Sonesson, Nuno Dias, Tim Resch
INTRODUCTION: There is an increasing number of elderly in society and some of them may have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The prevalence of AAA in octo-and non-agenarians indicates that this number could be substantial. The question is; is there an age limit for repair? This complex question incorporates ethical, political, economic and medical aspects. To answer part of this question a review of the outcome of elective and emergent AAA repair in those over 80 was done. EVIDENCE ACQUSITION: A litterature research was done in the Pubmed and Embase databases between 2007 and 2017 for either emergent and/or elective repair of AAA in individuals older than 80 years of age...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326497/is-the-modified-harris-hip-score-valid-and-responsive-instrument-for-outcome-assessment-in-the-indian-population-with-pertrochanteric-fractures
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Karthik Vishwanathan, Keyur Akbari, Amit J Patel
Introduction: The original Harris hip score (HHS) does not contain ability to perform squatting and sitting cross legged as items in the questionnaire and hence a need was felt to modify the Harris hip score so that it could stay relevant in functional assessment of Indian patients in the rural setting. Validity, responsiveness and ceiling floor effect of the Harris hip score after internal fixation of pertrochanteric fracture has not been previously described. The objective of the study was to investigate construct validity, responsiveness and ceiling floor effects of the modified Harris hip score (mHHS)...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325548/a-pre-post-study-testing-a-lung-cancer-screening-decision-aid-in-primary-care
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Daniel S Reuland, Laura Cubillos, Alison T Brenner, Russell P Harris, Bailey Minish, Michael P Pignone
BACKGROUND: The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued recommendations for older, heavy lifetime smokers to complete annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans of the chest as screening for lung cancer. The USPSTF recommends and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require shared decision making using a decision aid for lung cancer screening with annual LDCT. Little is known about how decision aids affect screening knowledge, preferences, and behavior...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324533/multicenter-clinicopathological-study-of-high-grade-serous-carcinoma-presenting-as-primary-peritoneal-carcinoma
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Shinichi Komiyama, Yoshihiro Nishijima, Haruhiro Kondo, Hiroyuki Nomura, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masayuki Futagami, Hiroharu Arai, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Nao Suzuki, Mikio Mikami, Kaneyuki Kubushiro, Daisuke Aoki, Yasuhiro Udagawa, Ryuichiro Nishimura
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a multicenter clinicopathological study to characterize patients with high-grade serous carcinoma presenting as primary peritoneal carcinoma (clinical PPC). METHODS: At 9 sites in Japan, patients with clinical PPC diagnosed according to Gynecologic Oncology Group criteria were enrolled retrospectively. The Gynecologic Oncology Group criteria allow for minor ovarian involvement by high-grade serous carcinoma. There was no systematic detailed histopathological review of the fallopian tubes to determine whether they were involved by serous carcinoma...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322540/review-article-coeliac-disease-in-later-life-must-not-be-missed
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REVIEW
P Collin, A Vilppula, L Luostarinen, G K T Holmes, K Kaukinen
BACKGROUND: The presenting symptoms of coeliac disease are often subtle and the diagnosis is frequently delayed or overlooked. Therefore, especially elderly patients may be denied the benefits conferred by gluten free diet which can be dramatically life-changing. AIM: To review the occurrence, clinical features, diagnosis and management in coeliac patients detected later in life. METHODS: To review manuscripts concerned with coeliac disease in the elderly and to derive subgroups of elderly people from publications on the disorder...
January 11, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321043/what-is-in-your-wallet-a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-the-effects-of-showing-comparative-patient-out-of-pocket-costs-on-primary-care-prescribing-for-uncomplicated-hypertension
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Robyn Tamblyn, Nancy Winslade, Christina J Qian, Teresa Moraga, Allen Huang
BACKGROUND: Drug expenditures are responsible for an increasing proportion of health costs, accounting for $1.1 trillion in annual expenditure worldwide. As hundreds of billions of dollars are being spent each year on overtreatment with prescribed medications that are either unnecessary or are in excess of lowest cost-effective therapy, programs are needed that optimize fiscally appropriate use. We evaluated whether providing physicians with information on the patient out-of-pocket payment consequences of prescribing decisions that were in excess of lowest cost-effective therapy would alter prescribing decisions using the treatment of uncomplicated hypertension as an exemplar...
January 10, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319499/similar-treatment-outcomes-with-ginkgo-biloba-extract-egb-761-and-donepezil-in-alzheimer-s-dementia-in-very-old-age-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Michael Rapp, Martin Burkart, Thomas Kohlmann, Jens Bohlken
OBJECTIVE: To provide pilot data for the safety and efficacy of EGb 761 in the oldest-old patients (aged 80 or older). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we compared treatment outcomes with EGb 761 or donepezil over 12 months in 189 patients aged 80 years or older suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). RESULTS: Over 12 months, there was no significant difference in cognitive decline, measured with the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) score, between donepezil and EGb 761 (p = 0...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318610/demographic-and-modifiable-factors-associated-with-knee-contracture-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Erika Cloodt, Andreas Rosenblad, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet
AIM: To identify the prevalence of knee contracture and its association with gross motor function, age, sex, spasticity, and muscle length in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Cross-sectional data for passive knee extension were analysed in 3 045 children with CP (1 756 males, 1 289 females; mean age 8y 1mo [SD 3.84]). CP was classified using the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I (n=1 330), II (n=508), III (n=280), IV (n=449), and V (n=478)...
January 10, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318004/poly-de-prescribing-to-treat-polypharmacy-efficacy-and-safety
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Doron Garfinkel
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of poly-de-prescribing (PDP) based on the Garfinkel method in older people with polypharmacy. Methods: A longitudinal, prospective, nonrandomized study in Israel was carried out between 2009 and 2016. Comprehensive geriatric assessments were performed at home in people age ⩾66 years consuming ⩾6 prescription drugs. Exclusion criteria were life expectancy <6 months and a seeming unwillingness to cooperate (poor compliance)...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317412/sociodemographic-factors-level-of-physical-activity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adults-from-the-north-east-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-a-cross-sectional-population-study
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Nicoly Machado Maciel, Marta Helena Souza De Conti, Sandra Fiorelli Almeida Penteado Simeão, Caio Vitor Dos Santos Genebra, José Eduardo Corrente, Alberto De Vitta
OBJECTIVE: To verify the association among sociodemographic variables, physical activity level and health-related quality of life in adults aged 20 years and over. METHODS: Population-based study, with household sample by clusters. The dependent variables were the PCS and MCS scores of the instrument 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), the independent variables were gathered in sociodemographic characteristics and the level of physical activity. Absolute and relative frequency distributions were used for categorical variables and bivariate analysis, using Student's t-test and ANOVA and multivariate using non-conditional logistic regression...
January 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316919/use-of-an-electronic-medical-record-reminder-improves-hiv-screening
#17
Colleen Kershaw, Jessica L Taylor, Gary Horowitz, Diane Brockmeyer, Howard Libman, Gila Kriegel, Long Ngo
BACKGROUND: More than 1 in 7 patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States are unaware of their serostatus despite recommendations of US agencies that all adults through age 65 be screened for HIV at least once. To facilitate universal screening, an electronic medical record (EMR) reminder was created for our primary care practice. Screening rates before and after implementation were assessed to determine the impact of the reminder on screening rates...
January 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316721/predictors-of-a-change-and-correlation-in-activities-of-daily-living-after-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients-in-a-community-hospital-in-poland-a-six-month-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Maria Ganczak, Krzysztof Chrobrowski, Marcin Korzeń
OBJECTIVES: The consequences of hip fractures (HFs) in elderly persons include a deterioration in functional capacity to perform activities that enable independent living. Since prior research into this issue in Central Europe is rather scant, this study sought to assess the change in activities and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL/IADL) after HF surgery among Polish patients, to study predictors of regaining pre-fracture functional status three and six months later, and to evaluate the correlation between ADL and IADL limitations over time...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316334/geriatric-assessment-of-physical-and-cognitive-functioning-in-a-diverse-cohort-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-pilot-study
#19
Laura Plantinga, Benjamin D Tift, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, S Sam Lim, C Barrett Bowling, Cristina Drenkard
OBJECTIVE: To use multi-domain functional assessment, commonly performed in geriatric patients but novel among SLE patients, to better understand functional impairment in SLE. METHODS: We recruited 60 adult participants [aged 20-39 (26.7%), 40-59 (50.0%), and ≥60 (23.3%); 80.0% black; 90.0% female] from an existing cohort of SLE patients. During in-person visits (10/16-4/17), we evaluated physical performance (range 0-4; higher scores = better performance); cognitive performance (five fluid cognition domains; adjusted t-scores); and self-reported measures including physical functioning (t-scores), activities of daily living (ADLs), falls, and life-space mobility...
January 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315079/safety-and-tolerability-of-spermidine-supplementation-in-mice-and-older-adults-with-subjective-cognitive-decline
#20
Claudia Schwarz, Slaven Stekovic, Miranka Wirth, Gloria Benson, Philipp Royer, Stephan J Sigrist, Thomas Pieber, Christopher Dammbrueck, Christoph Magnes, Tobias Eisenberg, Tobias Pendl, Jens Bohlken, Theresa Köbe, Frank Madeo, Agnes Flöel
Supplementation of spermidine, an autophagy-inducing agent, has been shown to protect against neurodegeneration and cognitive decline in aged animal models. The present translational study aimed to determine safety and tolerability of a wheat germ extract containing enhanced spermidine concentrations. In a preclinical toxicity study, supplementation of spermidine using this extract did not result in morbidities or changes in behavior in BALBc/Rj mice during the 28-days repeated-dose tolerance study. Post mortem examination of the mice organs showed no increase in tumorigenic and fibrotic events...
January 8, 2018: Aging
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