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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528347/discriminative-accuracy-of-physician-and-nurse-predictions-for-survival-and-functional-outcomes-6-months-after-an-icu-admission
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Michael E Detsky, Michael O Harhay, Dominique F Bayard, Aaron M Delman, Anna E Buehler, Saida A Kent, Isabella V Ciuffetelli, Elizabeth Cooney, Nicole B Gabler, Sarah J Ratcliffe, Mark E Mikkelsen, Scott D Halpern
Importance: Predictions of long-term survival and functional outcomes influence decision making for critically ill patients, yet little is known regarding their accuracy. Objective: To determine the discriminative accuracy of intensive care unit (ICU) physicians and nurses in predicting 6-month patient mortality and morbidity, including ambulation, toileting, and cognition. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective cohort study conducted in 5 ICUs in 3 hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and enrolling patients who spent at least 3 days in the ICU from October 2013 until May 2014 and required mechanical ventilation, vasopressors, or both...
May 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528156/prognostic-impact-of-low-flow-severe-aortic-stenosis-in-small-body-patients-undergoing-tavr-the-ocean-tavi-registry
#2
Akihisa Kataoka, Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Hideyuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Hioki, Makoto Nakashima, Masanori Yamamoto, Kensuke Takagi, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Shinichi Shirai, Futoshi Yamanaka, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the prognostic impact of low-flow (LF) severe aortic stenosis in small-body patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Western literature demonstrates a poor prognosis with paradoxical LF and low-flow low-gradient (LF-LG) severe aortic stenosis (AS), as defined by stroke volume index (SVi) <35 ml/m(2) and mean pressure gradient <40 mm Hg with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527768/randomized-comparison-of-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-and-mirage-microfiber-sirolimus-eluting-scaffold-using-multimodality-imaging
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Erhan Tenekecioglu, Patrick W Serruys, Yoshinobu Onuma, Ricardo Costa, Daniel Chamié, Yohei Sotomi, Ting-Bin Yu, Alexander Abizaid, Houng-Bang Liew, Teguh Santoso
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Mirage bioresorbable microfiber sirolimus-eluting scaffold compared with the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold in the treatment of stenotic target lesions located in native coronary arteries, ranging from ≥2.25 to ≤4.0 mm in diameter. Secondary objectives were to establish the medium-term safety, effectiveness, and performance of the Mirage device. BACKGROUND: The current generation of bioresorbable scaffolds has several limitations, such as thick square struts with large footprints that preclude their deep embedment into the vessel wall, resulting in protrusion into the lumen with microdisturbance of flow...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526947/association-of-ulcerative-colitis-with-transcobalamin-ii-gene-polymorphisms-and-serum-homocysteine-vitamin-b12-and-folate-levels-in-chinese-patients
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Shuzi Zheng, Wei Yang, Chaoqun Wu, Liang Sun, Daopo Lin, Xiuqing Lin, Lijia Jiang, Ran Ding, Yi Jiang
It has been reported that abnormal elevation of homocysteine is quite prevalent in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. We attempted to explore the relationship of UC with transcobalamin II (TCN2) gene polymorphisms and serum homocysteine, vitamin B12, and folate levels in Chinese patients. TCN2 (rs1801198, rs9606756) genotypes were detected by the improved multiple ligase detection reaction (iMLDR) technique in 527 UC patients and 574 controls. Moreover, 128 UC patients and 138 controls were randomly selected for the measurement of homocysteine, vitamin B12, and folate levels by enzymatic cycling assay or chemiluminescence immunoassay...
May 19, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526656/effects-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-on-exacerbation-number-and-severity-in-people-with-copd-an-historical-cohort-study-using-electronic-health-records
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Elizabeth Moore, Roger Newson, Miland Joshi, Thomas Palmer, Kieran J Rothnie, Sally Singh, Azeem Majeed, Michael Soljak, Jennifer K Quint
BACKGROUND: In previous systematic reviews, predominantly of randomised controlled trials, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been shown to reduce hospital admissions for acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). However, findings have been less consistent for cohort studies. We aimed to compare rates of hospitalized and general practice (GP) treated AECOPD before and after PR. METHODS: Using anonymised data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics, hospital admissions and GP visits for AECOPD were compared one year before and after PR in patients referred for PR...
May 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526604/extramural-perineural-invasion-in-pt3-and-pt4-rectal-adenocarcinoma-as-prognostic-factor-after-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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Leonardo S Lino-Silva, Rosa A Salcedo-Hernández, Alejandro España-Ferrufino, Erika B Ruiz-García, Miguel Ruiz-Campos, Alberto M León-Takahashi, Abelardo Meneses-García
Perineural invasion (PNI) is widely studied in malignant tumors, and its prognostic significance is well demonstrated in the head and neck and prostate carcinomas, but its significance in rectal cancer is controversial. Most studies have focused on evaluating mural PNI (mPNI); however, extramural PNI (ePNI) may influence the prognosis after rectal cancer resection. We evaluated the prognostic value of ePNI compared with mPNI and with non-PNI, in rectal resections after preoperative chemoradiotherapy in 148 patients with pT3 and pT4 rectal carcinomas...
May 16, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526407/sirtuin-inhibition-leads-to-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-porcine-preimplantation-blastocysts
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Min Gyeong Kim, Duk Hyoun Kim, Hye Ran Lee, Jun Sung Lee, Su Jin Jin, Hoon Taek Lee
Sirtuins are nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dependent class III histone deacetylase proteins that play a crucial role in several cellular processes, including DNA repair, apoptosis, and lifespan. Previous studies have shown that sirtuin inhibition leads to embryonic developmental arrest and oxidative stress in porcine and murine. However, sirtuin-mediated mechanisms have not been examined in porcine preimplantation blastocysts. We therefore investigated the relationship between sirtuins and autophagy. Embryos were cultured with 100 μM sirtinol (SIRT1/2 inhibitor) in NCSU-23 media after in vitro fertilization...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525672/testing-of-a-novel-percutaneous-temporary-aortic-valve-in-a-rabbit-model-of-acute-severe-aortic-regurgitation-an-experimental-study
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Paul C Ho
PURPOSE: Device management of hemodynamic instability due to acute aortic regurgitation is not available. A novel, catheter-based, temporary aortic valve (TAV) has been in development. Early prototypes (balloon-based TAV) have undergone proof-of-concept studies in mathematical, bench and animal models. The redesigned membrane-based TAV prototype is evaluated in a rabbit model of acute severe aortic regurgitation. METHODS: Acute aortic regurgitation was simulated by deploying a self-expanding endovascular stent across the aortic annulus...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524930/nutrition-support-in-hospitalised-adults-at-nutritional-risk
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REVIEW
Joshua Feinberg, Emil Eik Nielsen, Steven Kwasi Korang, Kirstine Halberg Engell, Marie Skøtt Nielsen, Kang Zhang, Maria Didriksen, Lisbeth Lund, Niklas Lindahl, Sara Hallum, Ning Liang, Wenjing Xiong, Xuemei Yang, Pernille Brunsgaard, Alexandre Garioud, Sanam Safi, Jane Lindschou, Jens Kondrup, Christian Gluud, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of disease-related malnutrition in Western European hospitals is estimated to be about 30%. There is no consensus whether poor nutritional status causes poorer clinical outcome or if it is merely associated with it. The intention with all forms of nutrition support is to increase uptake of essential nutrients and improve clinical outcome. Previous reviews have shown conflicting results with regard to the effects of nutrition support. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of nutrition support versus no intervention, treatment as usual, or placebo in hospitalised adults at nutritional risk...
May 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524156/frozen-shoulder-and-risk-of-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Alma B Pedersen, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Vera Ehrenstein, Mikael Rørth, Henrik T Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder might be a complication or a presenting symptom of cancer. We examined the risk of a cancer diagnosis after an incident diagnosis of frozen shoulder. METHODS: We used prospectively collected data from Danish registries to identify patients with frozen shoulder during 1995-2013 and followed them for the development of cancer. RESULTS: We observed 2572 incident cancers among 29 098 frozen shoulder patients. The expected number of incident cancers in the general population was 2434...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524141/-risk-of-senile-cataract-among-nuclear-industry-workers
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E V Bragin, T V Azizova, M V Bannikova
AIM: to assess the relative risk (RR) of senile cataract in a cohort of workers occupationally exposed to external gamma-rays over a long time period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The RR of cataract development was studied in a cohort of nuclear workers that were first employed in 1948-1982 and followed up till the end of 2008 (n=22,377; females, 25.4%). The mean age at initial employment was 24.9 years. The mean cumulative gamma-ray dose was 0.54 Sv in males and 0.44 Sv in females...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524037/-clinical-analysis-of-53-patients-with-clostridium-botulinum-food-poisoning
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Peng Zhang, Jianguang Dong, Lili Bai, Zewu Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the epidemiologic data of patients with Clostridium botulinum food poisoning, and to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of food borne botulism. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Fifty-three patients with Clostridium botulinum food poisoning admitted to Chinese PLA Center of Poisoning and Treatment from January 2009 to December 2016 were enrolled, and they were divided into mild, moderate, and severe groups according to the severity of disease...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524036/-reliability-and-validity-of-four-level-and-three-district-triage-standards-in-emergency-department-a-randomized-sampling-cross-sectional-study-of-1-106-adult-patients
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Aiqun Zhu, Jingping Zhang, Huilin Zhang, Yanhui Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of three-district and four-level triage standards in adult emergency department. METHODS: A randomized sampling cross-sectional study was conducted. A total of 1 106 emergency adult patients admitted to the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in Hunan Province from December 2015 to April 2016 were enrolled. The triage was independently performed by 12 nurses according to the emergency triage criteria...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523052/efficacy-of-brow-suspension-with-autogenous-fascia-lata-in-simple-congenital-ptosis
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Farhan Ali, Muhammad Saim Khan, Muhammad Sharjeel, Zaheer Ud Din, Bilal Murtaza, Asfandyar Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the mean change in interpalpebral fissure height and marginal reflex distance after brow suspension with autogenous fascia lata sling in patients of ptosis. METHODS: This was a Quasi experimental study conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Hospital, King Edwards Medical University Lahore, from Jan 2013 to June 2016. Included were the patients who had unilateral or bilateral ptosis with poor levator function (< 5 mm). Informed consent was obtained from all patients after explaining about the research project...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522637/general-anesthesia-versus-conscious-sedation-for-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-anstroke-trial-anesthesia-during-stroke
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Pia Löwhagen Hendén, Alexandros Rentzos, Jan-Erik Karlsson, Lars Rosengren, Birgitta Leiram, Henrik Sundeman, Dennis Dunker, Kunigunde Schnabel, Gunnar Wikholm, Mikael Hellström, Sven-Erik Ricksten
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Retrospective studies have found that patients receiving general anesthesia for endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke have worse neurological outcome compared with patients receiving conscious sedation. In this prospective randomized single-center study, we investigated the impact of anesthesia technique on neurological outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: Ninety patients receiving endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke in 2013 to 2016 were included and randomized to general anesthesia or conscious sedation...
May 18, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521406/high-concentration-glucose-enhances-invasion-in-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma-by-promoting-glut1-mmp2-mmp9-axis-expression
#16
Xian-Fu Sun, Ying-Bo Shao, Ming-Ge Liu, Qi Chen, Zhao-Jun Liu, Bin Xu, Su-Xia Luo, Hui Liu
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been considered to be a risk factor for numerous human cancers. Hyperglycemia is one of the most direct internal environmental changes for patients with T2DM. Increasing evidence reveals that a high concentration of glucose can promote tumor progression, while its role for migration and invasion of invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDBC) cells remains unclear. In the present study, it was demonstrated that IDBC patients with T2DM suffered an increased tumor size and more frequent lymphatic and distant metastasis compared with those without T2DM (P<0...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521362/association-of-common-genetic-variants-with-contralateral-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-wecare-study
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Mark E Robson, Anne S Reiner, Jennifer D Brooks, Patrick J Concannon, Esther M John, Lene Mellemkjaer, Leslie Bernstein, Kathleen E Malone, Julia A Knight, Charles F Lynch, Meghan Woods, Xiaolin Liang, Robert W Haile, David J Duggan, Roy E Shore, Susan A Smith, Duncan C Thomas, Daniel O Stram, Jonine L Bernstein
Background: Women with unilateral breast cancer (UBC) are at risk of developing a subsequent contralateral breast cancer (CBC). Common variants are associated with breast cancer risk. Whether these influence CBC risk is unknown. Methods: Participants were breast cancer cases from the population-based Women's Environmental Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology (WECARE) Study. Sixty-seven established breast cancer risk loci were genotyped directly or by imputation in 1459 case subjects with CBC and 2126 UBC control subjects...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521006/does-immediate-pain-relief-after-an-injection-into-the-sacroiliac-joint-with-anesthetic-and-corticosteroid-predict-subsequent-pain-relief
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Byron J Schneider, Lisa Huynh, Josh Levin, Pranathip Rinkaekan, Ramin Kordi, David J Kennedy
Objectives. : To determine if immediate pain response following an injection with local anesthetic and corticosteroid predicts subsequent relief. Design.:  Prospective observational cohort. Setting.:  An institutional review board-approved prospective study from a single academic medical center. Methods.:  Patients with clinical diagnosis of sacroiliac (SIJ) pain and referred for SIJ injection were enrolled; 1 cc of 2% lidocaine and 1 cc of triamcinolone 40 mg/mL were injected into the SIJ...
May 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518054/comparison-of-three-estimators-for-determining-cyclosporine-dosing-in-infants-after-liver-transplantation%C3%A2
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Dzhem Farandzha, Veneta Dimitrova, Ivanka Atanasova, Lubomir Spassov, Dimiter Terziivanov
OBJECTIVE: To compare and analyze how allometrically- and linearly-scaled daily doses of cyclosporine could affect the therapeutic drug monitoring concentrations when applied to 8 infants with liver transplants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight infants who underwent liver transplantations were put on twice-daily oral cyclosporine immunosuppressive regimens. After starting therapy, the adjustments of individual daily doses were determined by using therapeutic monitoring of plasma cyclosporine levels by measuring trough concentrations (C0) and concentrations at 2 hours after drug administration (C2)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516762/organophosphorus-flame-retardants-in-pregnant-women-and-their-transfer-to-chorionic-villi
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Fanrong Zhao, Mo Chen, Fumei Gao, Huan Shen, Jianying Hu
The potential for prenatal exposure has recently raised concerns over the health risks of endocrine disruptors; however, knowledge about human prenatal exposure to organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs) is lacking. In this study, 2-ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP), tributyl phosphate (TBP), triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), and tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) were detected in the majority of chorionic villus samples, with median concentrations of 13.6, 18.8, 11.1, and 0.51 ng/g dry weight (dw), respectively, significantly higher than those in the matching maternal decidua samples (5...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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