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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735518/the-possible-prognostic-role-of-histone-deacetylase-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-high-grade-gliomas-treated-by-radio-chemotherapy-a-preliminary-immunohistochemical-study
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Roberta Sferra, Simona Pompili, Claudio Festuccia, Francesco Marampon, Giovanni L Gravina, Luca Ventura, Ernesto Di Cesare, Sara Cicchinelli, Eugenio Gaudio, Antonella Vetuschi
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive tumor of the central nervous system. Unfortunately, patients affected by this disease have a very poor prognosis, due to high level of invasiveness and resistance to standard therapies. Although the molecular profile of GBM has been extensively investigated, the events responsible for its pathogenesis and progression remain largely unknown. Histone Deacetylases (HDAC) dependent epigenetic modifications and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β/Smad pathway seem to play an important role in GBM tumorigenesis, resistance to common therapies and poor clinical outcome...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735459/diabetes-and-the-hospitalized-patient-a-cluster-analytic-framework-for-characterizing-the-role-of-sex-race-and-comorbidity-from-2006-to-2011
#2
Nisha Nataraj, Julie Simmons Ivy, Fay Cobb Payton, Joseph Norman
In the US, one in four adults has two or more chronic conditions; this population accounts for two thirds of healthcare spending. Comorbidity, the presence of multiple simultaneous health conditions in an individual, is increasing in prevalence and has been shown to impact patient outcomes negatively. Comorbidities associated with diabetes are correlated with increased incidence of preventable hospitalizations, longer lengths of stay (LOS), and higher costs. This study focuses on sex and race disparities in outcomes for hospitalized adult patients with and without diabetes...
July 22, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735453/comparing-oral-health-services-use-in-the-spanish-and-immigrant-working-population
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Natalia Muñoz-Pino, Carmen Vives-Cases, Andrés A Agudelo-Suárez, Elena Ronda-Pérez
We aim to analyze oral health services use and related factors in the immigrant working population compared to the Spanish counterparts. Cross-sectional study of working population (n = 8591) that responded Spanish National Health Survey (SNHS), 2011-2012. The association between oral health services use and migration status was estimated using logistic regression. Immigrant men presented a greater probability of oral health service use a year or more prior (aOR 1.63; 95% CI 1.26-2.02), independently of oral health, sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735281/bout-of-the-corner-men-and-not-the-boxers-contextual-effects-flex-their-muscles
#4
EDITORIAL
Martin Englund
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735255/ascending-aortic-diameter-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-men
#5
Hyejin Chun
This study aimed to evaluate the association of ascending aortic diameter (AAD) measured by low-dose chest CT (LDCT) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Korean men. AAD was measured with LDCT in 1046 healthy Korean men (mean age 50.7±9.7 years, range 28 to 69 years) participating in medical health check-up in a university health promotion center. AAD was defined as the longest length measured from the left main coronary ostium to the level of the right pulmonary artery in the axial plane in LDCT. The association between AAD and MS was examined using logistic regression...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735018/safety-and-feasibility-of-direct-mri-guided-transperineal-prostate-biopsy-using-a-novel-mri-safe-robotic-device
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Mark W Ball, Ashley E Ross, Kamyar Ghabili, Chunwoo Kim, Changhan Jun, Doru Petrisor, Li Pan, Jonathan I Epstein, Katarzyna J Macura, Dan S Stoianovici, Mohamad E Allaf
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and feasibility in a first in human trial of direct MRI-guided prostate biopsy using a novel robotic device. METHODS: MrBot is an MRI-safe robotic device constructed entirely of nonconductive, nonmetallic, and nonmagnetic materials, developed by our group. A safety and feasibility clinical trial was designed to assess the safety and feasibility of direct MRI-guided biopsy with MrBot and determine its targeting accuracy. Men with elevated PSA, prior negative prostate biopsy and cancer suspicious region (CSR) on MRI were enrolled in the study...
July 19, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735016/timing-of-psa-nadir-after-radical-prostatectomy-and-risk-of-biochemical-recurrence
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Stephanie L Skove, Lauren E Howard, William J Aronson, Martha K Terris, Christopher J Kane, Christopher L Amling, Matthew R Cooperberg, Daniel M Moreira, Stephen J Freedland
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between PSA nadir level and time to nadir (TTN) with biochemical recurrence (BCR) risk after radical prostatectomy (RP) in the SEARCH database. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1,939 men from the SEARCH database treated with RP between 1998-2015 with available ultrasensitive PSA nadir within 1-6 months after RP. Uni- and multivariable analyses of PSA nadir and TTN with time from nadir to BCR were done with Cox models (adjusted for demographics, tumor features and preoperative PSA)...
July 19, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735014/initial-clinical-experience-with-testosterone-undecanoate-therapy-aveed-%C3%A2-in-testosterone-deficient-men-in-the-united-states
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Abraham Morgentaler, Yonah Krakowsky, William Conners, Emily Davidson, Alex Rawji
OBJECTIVE: To report our initial experiences with TU 750mg in testosterone-deficient men. METHODS: All patients receiving TU 750mg at our center between July 1 2014 to August 1 2016 were identified. Clinical response was assessed via structured interviews and laboratory evaluations. Adverse events were documented, including increases in prostate specific antigen (PSA), hematocrit (Hct), and the development of post-injection cough. RESULTS: More than two injections were received by 147 men, with mean age 63...
July 19, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734885/clinical-impact-of-baseline-right-bundle-branch-block-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vincent Auffret, John G Webb, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Antonio J Muñoz-García, Dominique Himbert, Corrado Tamburino, Luis Nombela-Franco, Fabian Nietlispach, César Morís, Marc Ruel, Antonio E Dager, Vicenç Serra, Asim N Cheema, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Fábio Sandoli de Brito, Pedro Alves Lemos, Alexandre Abizaid, Rogério Sarmento-Leite, Eric Dumont, Marco Barbanti, Eric Durand, Juan H Alonso Briales, Alec Vahanian, Claire Bouleti, Sebastiano Immè, Francesco Maisano, Raquel Del Valle, Luis Miguel Benitez, Bruno García Del Blanco, Rishi Puri, François Philippon, Marina Urena, Josep Rodés-Cabau
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the influence of baseline right bundle branch block (RBBB) on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality as well as sudden cardiac death (SCD) among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Few data exist regarding the late clinical impact of pre-existing RBBB in TAVR recipients. METHODS: A total of 3,527 patients (mean age 82 ± 8 years, 50.1% men) were evaluated according to the presence of RBBB on baseline electrocardiography...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734864/reasons-for-seeking-clinical-care-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-a-mixed-methods-study
#10
James W Griffith, Emily E Messersmith, Brenda W Gillespie, Jonathan B Wiseman, Kathryn E Flynn, Ziya Kirkali, John W Kusek, Tamara Bavendam, David Cella, Karl J Kreder, Jasmine J Nero, Maria E Corona, Catherine S Bradley, Kimberly S Kenton, Brian T Helfand, Robert M Merion, Kevin P Weinfurt
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate reasons for seeking care among men and women with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). METHODS: Participants were recruited from urology and urogynecology clinics, and the community. The sample was enriched with persons expected to have abnormal or diminished bladder sensations (e.g., participants with lower back surgery, participants aged 65+). In-person interviews were conducted, beginning with an open-ended assessment of urinary symptoms and associated bother, followed by more directed questions, including reasons for seeking or not seeking treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734847/noise-optimized-virtual-monoenergetic-dual-energy-ct-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-the-detection-of-active-arterial-bleeding-of-the-abdomen
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Simon S Martin, Julian L Wichmann, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Doris Leithner, Tommaso D'Angelo, Hendrik Weyer, Christian Booz, Lukas Lenga, Thomas J Vogl, Moritz H Albrecht
PURPOSE: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy of a noise-optimized virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) reconstruction technique for detection of active arterial abdominal bleeding on dual-energy (DE) CT angiography compared with standard image reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DE CT angiography data sets of 71 patients (46 men; age 63.6 y ± 13.3) with suspected arterial bleeding of the abdomen or pelvis were reconstructed with standard linearly blended (F_0.5), VMI+, and traditional virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) algorithms in 10-keV increments from 40 to 100 keV...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734778/diagnostic-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-follow-up-and-restaging-of-soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-adults
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T W Kassem, O Abdelaziz, S Emad-Eldin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of 2-[(18)F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in the follow-up of adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 37 consecutive patients with known soft tissue sarcoma with (18)F-FDG-PET/CT examination for suspected recurrence of disease. They were 21 men and 16 women with a mean age of 49...
July 19, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734706/emerging-minimally-invasive-treatment-options-for-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Magistro, Christopher R Chapple, Mostafa Elhilali, Peter Gilling, Kevin T McVary, Claus G Roehrborn, Christian G Stief, Henry H Woo, Christian Gratzke
CONTEXT: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are one of the most common and troublesome nonmalignant conditions affecting quality of life in aging men. A spectrum of established medical and surgical options is available to provide relief of bothersome LUTS. Both the adverse events of medication and the morbidity with surgical treatment modalities have to be counterbalanced against efficacy. Novel minimally invasive treatment options aim to be effective, ideally to be performed in an ambulatory setting under local anaesthesia and to offer a more favourable safety profile than existing reference techniques...
July 19, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734652/worldwide-prevalence-of-mandibular-second%C3%A2-molar%C3%A2-c-shaped-morphologies-evaluated-by-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Murilo von Zuben, Jorge N R Martins, Luiza Berti, Imran Cassim, Daniel Flynn, Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Yongchun Gu, Jojo Kottoor, Adam Monroe, Rubén Rosas Aguilar, Miguel Seruca Marques, António Ginjeira
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the C-shaped mandibular second molar prevalence in different regions around the world with the aid of cone-beam computed tomography technology. METHODS: Nine field observers from 9 different geographic regions were calibrated. A total of 400 samples were collected in each region. The prevalence of C-shaped anatomy was calculated. The number of roots and the configuration of the C-shaped canals at 3 different axial levels were also evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734576/predictive-validity-analysis-of-six-reference-equations-for-the-6-minute-walk-test-in-healthy-brazilian-men-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alexandher Negreiros, Rosimeire Simprini Padula, Rosane Andrea Bretas Bernardes, Mônica Vasconcelos de Moraes, Raquel Simoni Pires, Luciana Dias Chiavegato
BACKGROUND: The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is an important tool for evaluating functional capacity and exercise tolerance. The reference equations for the 6MWT in healthy subjects were established on the basis of American and European populations, but reference equations have been proposed with different variables for the Brazilian population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the predictive validity of six reference equations for the six-minute walking distance (6MWD) in healthy adult men...
July 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734575/outcomes-associated-to-serum-phosphate-levels-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
#16
Hong Xu, Marie Evans, Alessandro Gasparini, Karolina Szummer, Jonas Spaak, Johan Ärnlöv, Bengt Lindholm, Tomas Jernberg, Juan Jesús Carrero
BACKGROUND: We investigated the association between phosphate and the risk of adverse clinical outcomes in patients with manifest cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Observational study of patients hospitalized during 2006-2011 in Stockholm, Sweden, because of suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The exposure was serum phosphate during the hospitalization. We modeled the association between phosphate and in-hospital death or in-hospital events (composite of myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, resuscitated cardiac arrest, atrial fibrillation, or atrioventricular block) as well as the one-year post-discharge risk of death or cardiovascular event (composite of myocardial re-infarction, heart failure and stroke)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734529/ultrasound-based-differentiation-of-malignant-and-benign-thyroid-nodules-an-extreme-learning-machine-approach
#17
Jianfu Xia, Huiling Chen, Qiang Li, Minda Zhou, Limin Chen, Zhennao Cai, Yang Fang, Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It is important to be able to accurately distinguish between benign and malignant thyroid nodules in order to make appropriate clinical decisions. The purpose of this study was to improve the effectiveness and efficiency for discriminating the malignant from benign thyroid cancers based on the Ultrasonography (US) features. METHODS: There were 114 benign nodules in 106 patients (82 women and 24 men) and 89 malignant nodules in 81 patients (69 women and 12 men) included in this study...
August 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734528/exploring-risk-patterns-for-incident-ischemic-stroke-during-more-than-a-decade-of-follow-up-a-survival-tree-analysis
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Donna Parizadeh, Azra Ramezankhani, Amir Abbas Momenan, Fereidoun Azizi, Farzad Hadaegh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The burden of stroke is increasing in low to middle income countries. Identifying risk patterns for ischemic stroke (IS) can help develop individualized preventive measures for at risk populations. METHODS: The study population included 3088 Iranian subjects (1426 men) aged ≥50 years, free of cardiovascular diseases at baseline. The risk factors for ischemic stroke were identified by multivariate Cox analysis. A survival tree model was used to explore interactions between risk factors...
August 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734263/study-of-the-influencing-factors-of-the-blood-levels-of-toxic-elements-in-africans-from-16-countries
#19
Luis Alberto Henríquez-Hernández, Octavio P Luzardo, Luis D Boada, Cristina Carranza, José Luis Pérez Arellano, Ana González-Antuña, Maira Almeida-González, Carlos Barry-Rodríguez, Manuel Zumbado, María Camacho
Africa's economy is growing faster than any other continent and it has been estimated that the middle class in Africa now exceeds 350 million people. This has meant a parallel increase in the importation of consumer goods and in the implementation of communication and information technologies (ICT), but also in the generation of large quantities of e-waste. However, inadequate infrastructure development remains a major constraint to the continent's economic growth and these highly toxic residues are not always adequately managed...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734237/the-spider-and-the-snake-a-psychometric-study-of-two-phobias-and-insights-from-the-hungarian-validation
#20
Andras N Zsido
Specific phobias-particularly zoophobias-are prevalent worldwide and can have fairly dramatic health consequences. Self-report measurements play a crucial role in phobia research studies; thus, it is important to have a reliable tool in different languages. The present investigation examined the psychometric properties of the Hungarian version of two commonly used measures of fear: the Spider Phobia Questionnaire (i.e. SPQ) and the Snake Questionnaire (i.e. SNAQ). The SPQ and SNAQ scores both demonstrated excellent reliability, including a test-retest over a 4-week period...
July 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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