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Alfredo E Rodriguez, Carlos Fernandez-Pereira, Juan Mieres, Javier Mendoza, Florencia Sartori
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In spite of the benefits of drug eluting (DES), these advantages were not translated to better outcome when percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were compared with coronary artery bypass surgery. PCI strategy allowing stent deployment in all intermediate lesions including small vessels together with DES design may be the reasons of these findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently randomized and observational studies demonstrated using functional flow reserve analysis, residual Syntax score risk, or residual ERACI score after PCI that a reasonably incomplete revascularization was associated with good long-term outcome and low events rate at follow-up...
March 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220459/-how-would-you-call-this-in-english-being-reflective-about-translations-in-international-cross-cultural-qualitative-research
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Esther Helmich, Sayra Cristancho, Laura Diachun, Lorelei Lingard
INTRODUCTION: Medical education researchers increasingly collaborate in international teams, collecting data in different languages and from different parts of the world, and then disseminating them in English-language journals. Although this requires an ever-present need to translate, it often occurs uncritically. With this paper we aim to enhance researchers' awareness and reflexivity regarding translations in qualitative research. METHODS: In an international study, we carried out interviews in both Dutch and English...
February 20, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219920/impact-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-assessed-with-the-syntax-score-on-outcomes-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Jean-Michel Paradis, Jonathon M White, Philippe Généreux, Marina Urena, Darshan Doshi, Tamim Nazif, Rebecca Hahn, Isaac George, Omar Khalique, Kishore Harjai, Laura Lasalle, Benoit M Labbé, Robert DeLarochellière, Daniel Doyle, Éric Dumont, Siamak Mohammadi, Martin B Leon, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Susheel Kodali
BACKGROUND: The influence of coronary artery disease (CAD) on clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is still controversial. We sought to evaluate the impact of CAD severity as measured by the SYNTAX score (SS) on patients undergoing TAVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 377 patients who underwent TAVR in 2 high-volume centers in North America were included in our retrospective analysis. A blinded angiographic core laboratory calculated the SS on all available coronary angiograms with the use of quantitative coronary analysis...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219082/growth-of-expressive-syntax-in-children-with-fragile-x-syndrome
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Rouzana Komesidou, Nancy C Brady, Kandace Fleming, Amy Esplund, Steven F Warren
Purpose: This research explored syntactic growth in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) over a 5-year period, and variability in growth in relation to autism symptoms, nonverbal cognition, maternal responsivity, and gender. Method: Language samples at 4 time points from 39 children with FXS, 31 boys and 8 girls, were analyzed using the Index of Productive Syntax (Scarborough, 1990) and mean length of utterance (Brown, 1973). The degree of autism symptoms was evaluated using the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (Schopler, Reichler, & Renner, 1988) at the first time point...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213144/modeling-and-validating-hl7-fhir-profiles-using-semantic-web-shape-expressions-shex
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Harold R Solbrig, Eric Prud'hommeaux, Grahame Grieve, Lloyd McKenzie, Joshua C Mandel, Deepak K Sharma, Guoqian Jiang
BACKGROUND: HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an emerging open standard for the exchange of electronic healthcare information. FHIR resources are defined in a specialized modeling language. FHIR instances can currently be represented in either XML or JSON. The FHIR and Semantic Web communities are developing a third FHIR instance representation format in Resource Description Framework (RDF). Shape Expressions (ShEx), a formal RDF data constraint language, is a candidate for describing and validating the FHIR RDF representation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212483/-correlation-of-heart-rate-variability-with-syntax-ii-on-chronic-angina
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Tatiana Chantal Castro-de la Torre, Norma Amador-Licona, Enrique Bernal-Ruíz
BACKGROUND: The heart rate variability (HRV) is a prognostic value of cardiovascular risk. It is unknown the correlation between HRV and coronary severity on patients with chronic angina. The objective was to determine the correlation between HRV and the SYNTAX II score in chronic angina. METHODS: Cross-sectional study in patients of 18 years or older with stable angina and indication of coronary angiography who went to a third level center. The SYNTAX II score was established by using coronary angiography, while HRV was obtained by a 24-hour Holter ECG...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211603/impact-of-six-versus-12-months-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-after-risk-stratification-with-the-residual-syntax-score-results-from-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-i-love-it-2-trial
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Miaohan Qiu, Yi Li, Jing Li, Kai Xu, Quanmin Jing, Shaohong Dong, Zhe Jin, Pitian Zhao, Bo Xu, Yaling Han
BACKGROUND: The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation remains undetermined, especially for those at high risk of cardiac events postprocedure. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the impact of 6 versus 12 months of DAPT after DES implantation based on risk stratification with the residual SYNTAX score (rSS). METHODS: A total of 2737 patients in the I-LOVE-IT 2 trial were grouped according to rSS status (low rSS [rSS = 0, n = 1474] versus high rSS [rSS > 0, n = 1263]) and DAPT duration (6 months vs...
February 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210287/the-neural-language-systems-that-support-healthy-aging-integrating-function-structure-and-behavior
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Michele T Diaz, Avery A Rizio, Jie Zhuang
Although healthy aging is generally characterized by declines in both brain structure and function, there is variability in the extent to which these changes result in observable cognitive decline. Specific to language, age-related differences in language production are observed more frequently than in language comprehension, although both are associated with increased right prefrontal cortex activation in older adults. The current paper explores these differences in the language system, integrating them with theories of behavioral and neural cognitive aging...
July 2016: Language and Linguistics Compass
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203797/tracking-training-related-plasticity-by-combining-fmri-and-dti-the-right-hemisphere-ventral-stream-mediates-musical-syntax-processing
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Mathias S Oechslin, Markus Gschwind, Clara E James
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199175/sequential-prediction-of-literacy-achievement-for-specific-learning-disabilities-contrasting-in-impaired-levels-of-language-in-grades-4-to-9
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Elizabeth A Sanders, Virginia W Berninger, Robert D Abbott
Sequential regression was used to evaluate whether language-related working memory components uniquely predict reading and writing achievement beyond cognitive-linguistic translation for students in Grades 4 through 9 ( N = 103) with specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in subword handwriting (dysgraphia, n = 25), word reading and spelling (dyslexia, n = 60), or oral and written language (oral and written language learning disabilities, n = 18). That is, SLDs are defined on the basis of cascading level of language impairment (subword, word, and syntax/text)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191876/clinical-and-angiographic-predictors-of-hemodynamically-significant-angiographic-lesions-development-and-validation-of-a-risk-score-to-predict-positive-fractional-flow-reserve
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Nishtha Sareen, Usman Baber, Safwan Kezbor, Sonny Sayseng, Melissa Aquino, Roxana Mehran, Joseph Sweeny, Nitin Barman, Annapoorna Kini, Samin K Sharma
AIMS: Coronary revascularization based upon physiological evaluation of lesions improves clinical outcomes. Angiographic or visual stenosis assessment alone is insufficient in predicting hemodynamic stenosis severity by Fractional Flow reserve (FFR) and therefore cannot be used to guide revascularization, particularly in the lesion subset (<70%). Accordingly, we sought to identify independent determinants of angiographic intermediate lesions with hemodynamic significance. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed consecutive intermediate lesions for patients from January 2014-April 2015 at our institution...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186021/considering-the-language-of-computerized-order-entry-systems
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Simon Diemert, Jens Weber, Morgan Price
Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) systems have been shown to introduce new problems into clinical environments. Given the communication intensive nature of these systems considering the language(s) of communication can provide insight into their function and subsequent problems. The current (as November 2015) CPOE literature was reviewed using the language concepts of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics as a lens. In total, 202 articles were considered, of these only 46 received a full review. 145 results related to language concepts were extracted from these articles...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179617/relationship-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-the-syntax-score-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ahmet Oğuz Baktır, Yasemin Doğan, Bahadır Şarlı, Ömer Şahin, Erkan Demirci, Mahmut Akpek, Eyüp Özkan, Hüseyin Arınç, Hayrettin Sağlam
OBJECTIVE: The extent of severity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and possible correlations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) have not yet been adequately studied. We evaluated the relationship between 25(OH)D levels and the burden of CAD as assessed by the SYNTAX score (SXscore) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) including STEMI and NSTEMI. METHODS: After exclusion, a total of 113 patients who were admitted to our hospital due to ACS and who were referred for undergoing coronary angiography were prospectively included...
February 1, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165613/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-versus-drug-eluting-stents-in-older-adults
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Mineok Chang, Cheol Whan Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Rafael Cavalcante, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Patrick W Serruys, Seung-Jung Park
OBJECTIVES: Little data are available to compare coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) vs percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in older adults. We evaluate the long-term outcomes of CABG vs PCI with DES in older adults with left main or multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). DESIGN: Individual patient-level meta-analysis. SETTINGS: Databases from the BEST, PRECOMBAT, and SYNTAX trials were combined...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164801/beyond-intent-to-treat-itt-a-complier-average-causal-effect-cace-estimation-primer
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James L Peugh, Daniel Strotman, Meghan McGrady, Joseph Rausch, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck
Randomized control trials (RCTs) have long been the gold standard for allowing causal inferences to be made regarding the efficacy of a treatment under investigation, but traditional RCT data analysis perspectives do not take into account a common reality: imperfect participant compliance to treatment. Recent advances in both maximum likelihood parameter estimation and mixture modeling methodology have enabled treatment effects to be estimated, in the presence of less than ideal levels of participant compliance, via a Complier Average Causal Effect (CACE) structural equation mixture model...
February 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164798/introduction-to-bifactor-polytomous-item-response-theory-analysis
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Michael D Toland, Isabella Sulis, Francesca Giambona, Mariano Porcu, Jonathan M Campbell
A bifactor item response theory model can be used to aid in the interpretation of the dimensionality of a multifaceted questionnaire that assumes continuous latent variables underlying the propensity to respond to items. This model can be used to describe the locations of people on a general continuous latent variable as well as on continuous orthogonal specific traits that characterize responses to groups of items. The bifactor graded response (bifac-GR) model is presented in contrast to a correlated traits (or multidimensional GR model) and unidimensional GR model...
February 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159910/temperature-manipulation-in-songbird-brain-implicates-the-premotor-nucleus-hvc-in-birdsong-syntax
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Yisi S Zhang, Jason D Wittenbach, Dezhe Z Jin, Alexay A Kozhevnikov
: Variable motor sequences of animals are often structured and can be described by probabilistic transition rules between action elements. Examples include the songs of many songbird species such as the Bengalese finch, which consist of stereotypical syllables sequenced according to probabilistic rules (song syntax). The neural mechanisms behind such rules are poorly understood. Here we investigate where the song syntax is encoded in the brain of the Bengalese finch by rapidly and reversibly manipulating the temperature in the song production pathway...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154590/serum-irisin-level-can-predict-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-stable-angina
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Tolga Han Efe, Burak Açar, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Kadriye Gayretli Yayla, Engin Algül, Çağrı Yayla, Sefa Ünal, Murat Bilgin, Tolga Çimen, Özgür Kirbaş, Ekrem Yeter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The recently discovered myokine irisin has a proposed role in adipose tissue metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum irisin level and the coronary artery severity in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty-three patients who underwent coronary angiography (CA) diagnosed with stable CAD and twenty-six patients with normal coronary artery (NCA) were enrolled in the study...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153633/comparison-of-the-presence-of-fragmented-qrs-complexes-in-the-inferior-versus-the-anterior-leads-for-predicting-coronary-artery-disease-severity
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Mehmet Eyuboglu, Ugur Kucuk, Omer Senarslan, Bahri Akdeniz
INTRODUCTION: Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) are a sign of myocardial scar and are associated with adverse outcomes and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, little is known about the significance of fQRS or of their localization on electrocardiography (ECG) in patients without known CAD. We aimed to investigate the association between localization of fQRS on ECG and CAD severity in patients undergoing a first diagnostic coronary angiography. METHODS: We enrolled 135 consecutive patients who had a narrow fQRS on ECG and underwent a first diagnostic coronary angiography...
February 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145489/improving-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-the-use-of-high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-in-different-chronic-kidney-disease-stages
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Hongliu Yang, Jing Liu, Han Luo, Xiaoxi Zeng, Xi Tang, Liang Ma, Hongxia Mai, Shenju Gou, Fang Liu, Ping Fu
High-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) is a critical biomarker in diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, CKD individuals usually have elevated hs-TnT even in the absence of AMI. Our study aimed to explore the optimal cutoff-value of hs-TnT and further to improve diagnostic accuracy of AMI in CKD patients. Clinical data of 489 patients were collected from the maintained database between September 2010 and June 2014. CKD patients with AMI were assigned to CKD+AMI group and CKD patients without AMI were assigned to CKD group...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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