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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435484/outcomes-by-mode-of-transport-of-st-elevation-mi-patients-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Edward L Callachan, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Satish Chandrasekhar Nair, Stevan Bruijns, Lee A Wallis
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this multicenter study was to assess differences in demographics, medical history, treatment times, and follow-up status among patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), who were transported to the hospital by emergency medical services (EMS) or by private vehicle, or were transferred from other medical facilities. METHODS: This multicenter study involved the collection of both retrospective and prospective data from 455 patients admitted to four hospitals in Abu Dhabi...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412434/a-highly-predictive-risk-model-for-pacemaker-implantation-after-tavr
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Yoshio Maeno, Yigal Abramowitz, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Kazuno, Shunsuke Kubo, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Geeteshwar Mangat, Kazuaki Okuyama, Mohammad Kashif, Tarun Chakravarty, Mamoo Nakamura, Wen Cheng, John Friedman, Daniel Berman, Raj R Makkar, Hasan Jilaihawi
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a robust and definitive risk model for new permanent pacemaker implantation (PPMI) after SAPIEN 3 (third generation balloon expandable valve) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (third generation balloon expandable valve TAVR), including calcification in the aortic-valvular complex (AVC). BACKGROUND: The association between calcium in the AVC and need for PPMI is poorly delineated after third generation balloon expandable valve TAVR...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409698/less-is-more-does-the-addition-of-barrel-staves-improve-results-in-endoscopic-strip-craniectomy-for-sagittal-craniosynostosis
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Benjamin C Wood, Edward S Ahn, Joanna Y Wang, Albert K Oh, Robert F Keating, Gary F Rogers, Suresh N Magge
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic strip craniectomy (ESC) with postoperative helmet orthosis is a well-established treatment option for sagittal craniosynostosis. There are many technical variations to the surgery ranging from simple strip craniectomy to methods that employ multiple cranial osteotomies. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the addition of lateral barrel-stave osteotomies during ESC improved morphological outcomes. METHODS An IRB-approved retrospective review was conducted on a consecutive series of cases involving ESC for sagittal craniosynostosis at 2 different institutions from March 2008 to August 2014...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401399/intelligent-viewpoint-selection-for-efficient-ct-to-video-registration-in-laparoscopic-liver-surgery
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Maria R Robu, Philip Edwards, João Ramalhinho, Stephen Thompson, Brian Davidson, David Hawkes, Danail Stoyanov, Matthew J Clarkson
PURPOSE: Minimally invasive surgery offers advantages over open surgery due to a shorter recovery time, less pain and trauma for the patient. However, inherent challenges such as lack of tactile feedback and difficulty in controlling bleeding lower the percentage of suitable cases. Augmented reality can show a better visualisation of sub-surface structures and tumour locations by fusing pre-operative CT data with real-time laparoscopic video. Such augmented reality visualisation requires a fast and robust video to CT registration that minimises interruption to the surgical procedure...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400850/validity-assessment-of-the-promis-fatigue-domain-among-people-living-with-hiv
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L E Gibbons, R Fredericksen, D S Batey, L Dant, T C Edwards, K H Mayer, W C Mathews, L S Morales, M J Mugavero, F M Yang, E Paez, M M Kitahata, D L Patrick, H M Crane, P K Crane
PURPOSE: To evaluate psychometric characteristics and cross-sectional and longitudinal validity of the 7-item PROMIS(®) Fatigue Short Form and additional fatigue items among people living with HIV (PLWH) in a nationally distributed network of clinics collecting patient reported data at the time of routine clinical care. METHODS: Cross-sectional and longitudinal fatigue data were collected from September 2012 through April 2013 across clinics participating in the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS)...
2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399938/validity-assessment-of-the-promis-fatigue-domain-among-people-living-with-hiv
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L E Gibbons, R Fredericksen, D S Batey, L Dant, T C Edwards, K H Mayer, W C Mathews, L S Morales, M J Mugavero, F M Yang, E Paez, M M Kitahata, D L Patrick, H M Crane, P K Crane
PURPOSE: To evaluate psychometric characteristics and cross-sectional and longitudinal validity of the 7-item PROMIS(®) Fatigue Short Form and additional fatigue items among people living with HIV (PLWH) in a nationally distributed network of clinics collecting patient reported data at the time of routine clinical care. METHODS: Cross-sectional and longitudinal fatigue data were collected from September 2012 through April 2013 across clinics participating in the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS)...
April 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398627/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-intestine-specific-homeobox-expression
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Shih-Hsien Hsu, Li-Ting Wang, Chee-Yin Chai, Chi-Cheng Wu, Edward Hsi, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Shen-Nien Wang
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a major chemical sensor, is thought to play a role in various biological contexts, including cell cycle regulation and tumorigenesis. However, its regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. We propose herein a novel mechanism through which AHR promotes tumorigenesis by targeting expression of the oncogene intestine-specific homeobox (ISX) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Compared to paired tumor-adjacent tissues and non-HCC tumors, HCCs exhibited an increased and hierarchical pattern of AHR expression...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386074/the-role-of-heparanase-in-the-pathogenesis-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-potential-therapeutic-target
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Iyad Khamaysi, Preeti Singh, Susan Nasser, Hoda Awad, Yehuda Chowers, Edmond Sabo, Edward Hammond, Ian Gralnek, Irena Minkov, Alessandro Noseda, Neta Ilan, Israel Vlodavsky, Zaid Abassi
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most common diseases in gastroenterology. However, neither the etiology nor the pathophysiology of the disease is fully understood and no specific or effective treatment has been developed. Heparanase is an endoglycosidase that cleaves heparan sulfate (HS) side chains of HS sulfate proteoglycans into shorter oligosaccharides, activity that is highly implicated in cellular invasion associated with cancer metastasis and inflammation. Given that AP involves a strong inflammatory aspect, we examined whether heparanase plays a role in AP...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384169/serum-concentrations-of-symmetric-dimethylarginine-and-creatinine-in-cats-with-kidney-stones
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Jean A Hall, Maha Yerramilli, Edward Obare, Jun Li, Murthy Yerramilli, Dennis E Jewell
Serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) correlate with renal function in cats and SDMA has been shown to be a more reliable and earlier marker for chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with serum creatinine (Cr). Calcium oxalate uroliths tend to develop in mid-to-older aged cats and kidney stones may cause a reduction in renal function with increased SDMA, but normal serum Cr. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine if cats with kidney stones had increased serum SDMA concentrations, and whether SDMA increased earlier than serum creatinine concentrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351873/early-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-versus-surgical-pulmonary-valve-replacement
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Zachary L Steinberg, Thomas K Jones, Edward Verrier, Karen K Stout, Eric V Krieger, Tara Karamlou
OBJECTIVES: To identify predictors of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing either transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) or surgical pulmonary valve replacement (SPVR) in an effort to quantify any early benefit of TPVR over SPVR. METHODS: Using a risk-adjusted propensity score model, we compare early major morbidity and mortality between patients undergoing SPVR and TPVR at our institution between January 2006 and January 2014. RESULTS: 145 patients in the SPVR cohort and 78 patients in the TPVR cohort were included...
March 28, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339114/cervical-length-in-patients-at-risk-for-placenta-accreta
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Martha W F Rac, Donald D McIntire, C Edward Wells, Elysia Moschos, Diane D Twickler
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cervical length measurements in women with placenta accreta compared to women with a nonadherent low-lying placenta or placenta previa and evaluate this relationship in terms of vaginal bleeding, preterm labor, and preterm birth. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study between 1997 and 2011 of gravidas with more than 1 prior cesarean delivery who had a transvaginal ultrasound examination between 24 and 34 weeks for a low-lying placenta or placenta previa...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329352/costs-and-consequences-of-early-hospital-discharge-after-major-inpatient-surgery-in-older-adults
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Scott E Regenbogen, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, Edward C Norton, Lena M Chen, John D Birkmeyer, Jonathan S Skinner
Importance: As prospective payment transitions to bundled reimbursement, many US hospitals are implementing protocols to shorten hospitalization after major surgery. These efforts could have unintended consequences and increase overall surgical episode spending if they induce more frequent postdischarge care use or readmissions. Objective: To evaluate the association between early postoperative discharge practices and overall surgical episode spending and expenditures for postdischarge care use and readmissions...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321371/anatomic-variations-in-pituitary-endocrinopathies-implications-for-the-surgical-corridor
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Edward C Kuan, Frederick Yoo, Won Kim, Karam W Badran, Thomas E Heineman, Ali R Sepahdari, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives/Hypotheses Functioning pituitary adenomas may produce endocrinopathies such as acromegaly and Cushing syndrome. Both conditions lead to characteristic anatomic variations as a result of hormonally induced abnormal soft tissue deposition. We evaluate the anatomic differences between acromegalics and Cushing disease patients and compare these dimensions to controls. Design Radiographic review of preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the pituitary gland. Setting Tertiary academic medical center...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298026/prospective-comparison-of-long-term-pain-relief-rates-after-first-time-microvascular-decompression-and-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Doris D Wang, Kunal P Raygor, Tene A Cage, Mariann M Ward, Sarah Westcott, Nicholas M Barbaro, Edward F Chang
OBJECTIVE Common surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) include microvascular decompression (MVD), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Although the efficacy of each procedure has been described, few studies have directly compared these treatment modalities on pain control for TN. Using a large prospective longitudinal database, the authors aimed to 1) directly compare long-term pain control rates for first-time surgical treatments for idiopathic TN, and 2) identify predictors of pain control...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291408/clinical-outcomes-following-spinal-fusion-using-an-intraoperative-computed-tomographic-3d-imaging-system
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Roy Xiao, Jacob A Miller, Navin C Sabharwal, Daniel Lubelski, Vincent J Alentado, Andrew T Healy, Thomas E Mroz, Edward C Benzel
OBJECTIVE Improvements in imaging technology have steadily advanced surgical approaches. Within the field of spine surgery, assistance from the O-arm Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System has been established to yield superior accuracy of pedicle screw insertion compared with freehand and fluoroscopic approaches. Despite this evidence, no studies have investigated the clinical relevance associated with increased accuracy. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes following thoracolumbar spinal fusion associated with O-arm-assisted navigation...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289059/what-is-wrong-with-pertussis-vaccine-immunity-why-immunological-memory-to-pertussis-is-failing
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Dimitri A Diavatopoulos, Kathryn Margaret Edwards
Memory responses seen after whole-cell pertussis (wP) and acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine priming are different and reflect better long-term protection against pertussis disease seen with the whole-cell vaccines. Although acellular vaccines generate higher levels of antigen-specific IgG to the antigens included in the aP vaccines, there are many more pertussis antigens included in whole-cell vaccines. Acellular vaccine priming is associated with skewing of the immune response to a more Th2-like response, whereas whole-cell priming is associated with a Th1/Th17 response...
March 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283840/locking-stand-alone-cages-versus-anterior-plate-constructs-in-single-level-fusion-for-degenerative-cervical-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mithun Nambiar, Kevin Phan, John Edward Cunningham, Yi Yang, Peter Lawrence Turner, Ralph Mobbs
PURPOSE: To conduct a meta-analysis to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes in single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery for degenerative cervical disease performed by either single-level locking stand-alone cage (LSC) or anterior plate construct (APC). METHODS: We performed a comprehensive database search of Medline, PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews according to PRISMA guidelines and identified six articles that satisfied our inclusion criteria...
March 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264845/clinical-response-of-tedizolid-versus-linezolid-in-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-by-severity-measure-using-a-pooled-analysis-from-two-phase-3-double-blind-trials
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Taylor Sandison, Carisa De Anda, Edward Fang, Anita F Das, Philippe Prokocimer
Tedizolid phosphate is approved for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). In a pooled analysis of 1,333 ABSSSI patients from the ESTABLISH clinical trials, treatment with tedizolid or linezolid demonstrated similar early and posttherapy clinical responses in both non-severe and severe disease, irrespective of the parameters used to measure ABSSSI severity. Shorter 6-day treatment of ABSSSI, including severe infections, with tedizolid phosphate demonstrated comparable efficacy to 10-day treatment with linezolid...
March 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258727/comparison-of-baseline-characteristics-and-inhospital-outcomes-of-patients-and-use-of-bare-metal-versus-drug-eluting-stents-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-2005-to-2015-at-a-single-tertiary-hospital
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Romain Didier, Michael A Gaglia, Michael J Lipinski, Edward Koifman, Sarkis Kiramijyan, Smita Negi, Jiaxiang Gai, Rebecca Torguson, Augusto D Pichard, Ron Waksman
With steady growth in the use of drug-eluting stents (DES), the indications for bare metal stents (BMS) have significantly changed over the last decade. This study aims to describe trends in the use of BMS and the evolution of the population receiving them over the past 10 years and determine patient characteristics associated with using BMS. Consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at the Washington Hospital Center from January 2005 through March 2015 were included. Baseline characteristics and inhospital outcomes of patients who underwent PCI with BMS versus DES were compared during 2 different time periods: from 2005 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2015...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253221/objective-short-sleep-duration-modifies-the-relationship-between-hypertension-and-all-cause-mortality
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Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Fan He, Alexandros N Vgontzas, Duanping Liao, Edward O Bixler
OBJECTIVE: Short sleep duration has been associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, previous studies were limited by using subjective sleep measures and treating sleep duration as a sole, independent predictor. Therefore, the role of sleep duration in predicting mortality is still not well understood. We posit that objective sleep duration is an effect modifier of the relationship between hypertension and all-cause mortality. METHODS: We addressed this question in the Penn State Adult Cohort, a random, general population sample of 1741 men and women (48...
April 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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