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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808378/rutamarin-an-active-constituent-from-ruta-angustifolia-pers-induced-apoptotic-cell-death-in-the-ht29-colon-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Shafinah Ahmad Suhaimi, Sok Lai Hong, Sri Nurestri Abdul Malek
BACKGROUND: Ruta angustifolia Pers. is a perennial herb that is cultivated worldwide, including Southeast Asia, for the treatment of various diseases as traditional medicine. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to identify an active principle of R. angustifolia and to investigate its effect on the HT29 cell death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methanol and fractionated extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and water) of R. angustifolia Pers...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807509/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-angiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-cardiac-device-infection-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-prosthetic-material
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María N Pizzi, L Dos-Subirà, Albert Roque, Nuria Fernández-Hidalgo, Hug Cuéllar-Calabria, Antonia Pijuan Domènech, María T Gonzàlez-Alujas, M T Subirana-Domènech, B Miranda-Barrio, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Juan J González-López, Albert Igual, Olga Maisterra-Santos, David García-Dorado, Joan Castell-Conesa, Benito Almirante, Manuel Escobar Amores, Pilar Tornos, Santiago Aguadé-Bruix
OBJECTIVES: Infective endocarditis (IE) and cardiac device infection (CDI) are a major complication in the growing number of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) reaching adulthood. We aimed to evaluate the added value of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT angiography (PET/CTA) in the diagnosis of IE-CDI in adults with CHD and intravascular or intracardiac prosthetic material, in whom echocardiography (ECHO) and modified Duke Criteria (DC) have limitations because of the patients' complex anatomy...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803042/who-are-likely-to-attempt-suicide-again-a-comparative-study-between-the-first-and-multiple-timers
#3
Yanzheng Liu, Jie Zhang, Long Sun
BACKGROUND: Various explanations account for suicide incidents, and some patients continue to attempt afterwards and others never again. The suicide mortality rate increases with the number of serious attempts. The prevention of secondary attempt of suicide should be an important approach to reduce suicide mortality. However, the characteristics of the targeted population of repeated suicide attempters are understudied. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional data collection from hospital emergency room from patients who had either attempted suicide for the first time (n=721) or for two or more times (n=70)...
July 20, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799706/outcome-after-transcatheter-occlusion-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-infants-less-than-6-kg-a-national-study-from-united-kingdom-and-ireland
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Sok-Leng Kang, Salim Jivanji, Chetan Mehta, Andrew J Tometzki, Graham Derrick, Robert Yates, Sachin Khambadkone, Joseph de Giovanni, Oliver Stumper, Rami Dhillon, Vinay Bhole, Zdenek Slavik, Michael Rigby, Patrick Noonan, Ben Smith, Brodie Knight, Trevor Richens, Neil Wilson, Kevin Walsh, Adam James, John Thomson, Jamie Bentham, Nicholas Hayes, Sajid Nazir, Satish Adwani, Arjamand Shauq, Ram Ramaraj, Christopher Duke, Demetris Taliotis, Vikram Kudumula, San-Fui Yong, Gareth Morgan, Eric Rosenthal, Thomas Krasemann, Shakeel Qureshi, David Crossland, Tony Hermuzi, Robin P Martin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to report our national experience with transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occlusion in infants weighing <6 kg. BACKGROUND: The technique of transcatheter PDA closure has evolved in the past two decades and is increasingly used in smaller patients but data on safety and efficacy are limited. METHODS: Patients weighing < 6 kg in whom transcatheter PDA occlusion was attempted in 13 tertiary paediatric cardiology units in the United Kingdom and Ireland were retrospectively analyzed to review the outcome and complications...
August 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798015/morbidity-and-mortality-conference-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jacob A Doll, Robert Overton, Manesh R Patel, Sunil V Rao, Michael H Sketch, J Kevin Harrison, James E Tcheng
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality conference is a common educational and quality improvement activity performed in cardiac catheterization laboratories, but best practices for case selection and for maximizing the effectiveness of peer review have not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed the 10-year percutaneous coronary intervention morbidity and mortality conference experience of an academic medical center. Cases were triggered for review by the occurrence of prespecified procedural events...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796810/the-association-of-post-discharge-adverse-events-with-timely-follow-up-visits-after-hospital-discharge
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Dennis Tsilimingras, Samiran Ghosh, Ashley Duke, Liying Zhang, Henry Carretta, Jeffrey Schnipper
OBJECTIVE: There has been little research to examine the association of post-discharge adverse events (AEs) with timely follow-up visits after hospital discharge. We aimed to examine whether having a timely follow-up outpatient visit would reduce the risk for post-discharge AEs. METHODS: This was a methods study of patients at risk for post-discharge AEs from December 2011 through October 2012. Five hundred and forty-five patients who were under the care of hospitalist physicians and were discharged home from a community hospital, spoke English, and could be contacted after discharge were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796559/improvements-in-patient-and-health-system-outcomes-using-an-integrated-oncology-and-palliative-medicine-approach-on-a-solid-tumor-inpatient-service
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Richard F Riedel, Kim Slusser, Steve Power, Christopher A Jones, Thomas W LeBlanc, Arif H Kamal, Devi Desai, Deborah Allen, Yinxi Yu, Steven Wolf, Anthony N Galanos
PURPOSE: Early palliative care (PC) improves outcomes for outpatients with advanced cancer. Its effect on hospitalized patients with cancer is unknown. Herein, we report on the influence of a novel, fully integrated inpatient medical oncology and PC partnership at a tertiary medical center during its first year of implementation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, longitudinal, pre- and postintervention cohort study at Duke University Hospital. Pre- and postintervention cohorts were defined as all patients admitted to the solid tumor inpatient service from September 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, and September 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, respectively...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794364/an-ineffective-differential-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-after-streptococcal-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
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Tetsuya Suzuki, Momoko Mawatari, Toshihiko Iizuka, Tatsuya Amano, Satoshi Kutsuna, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Norio Ohmagari
We herein report the case of a 68-year-old woman with a skin and soft tissue infection at her extremities. The blood culture results were positive for Streptococcus pyogenes, and we started treatment using ampicillin and clindamycin, although subsequent auscultation revealed a new-onset heart murmur. We therefore suspected rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis. The case met both the Jones criteria and the modified Duke criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed vegetation on the aortic valve, although the pathological findings were also compatible with both rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792789/using-group-visits-to-teach-residents-about-advance-care-planning
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Joanna Dukes, Adreanne Brungardt, Hillary D Lum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783619/fully-automated-segmentation-of-fluid-cyst-regions-in-optical-coherence-tomography-images-with-diabetic-macular-edema-using-neutrosophic-sets-and-graph-algorithms
#10
Abdolreza Rashno, Dara D Koozekanani, Paul M Drayna, Behzad Nazari, Saeed Sadri, Hossein Rabbani, Keshab K Parhi
This paper presents a fully-automated algorithm to segment fluid-associated (fluid-filled) and cyst regions in optical coherence tomography (OCT) retina images of the subjects with diabetic macular edema (DME). The OCT image is segmented using a novel neutrosophic transformation and a graph-based shortest path method. In neutrosophic domain, an image g is transformed into three sets: T (true), I (indeterminate) that represents noise, and F (false). This paper makes four key contributions. First, a new method is introduced to compute the indeterminacy set I, and a new λ-correction operation is introduced to compute the set T in neutrosophic domain...
July 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783226/case-study-of-berengario-da-carpi-and-lorenzo-de-medici
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D Lippi
Jacopo Berengario da Carpi (c.1460-c.1530) made several important advances in anatomy, being universally considered the founder of 'animated anatomy' (anatomia animata). In addition to being a famous anatomist, Berengario was also a highly regarded surgeon. One of his famous clients was Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492-1519). In 1517, Lorenzo suffered a skull injury from an harquebus shot and Berengario was asked to come to his bedside. Lorenzo's case gave Berengario the opportunity to write his Tractatus de Fractura Calve sive Cranei, published in Bologna by Gerolamo Benedetti in 1518...
September 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782145/manometric-evaluation-of-the-motilin-receptor-agonist-camicinal-gsk962040-in-humans
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E Deloose, I Depoortere, J de Hoon, A Van Hecken, O E Dewit, L S Vasist Johnson, M E Barton, G E Dukes, J Tack
BACKGROUND: The gut hormone motilin stimulates gastrointestinal motility by inducing gastric phase III of the migrating motor complex (MMC) and enhancing the rate of gastric emptying. Camicinal (GSK962040), a small molecule motilin receptor agonist, has been shown to increase gastrointestinal motility. METHODS: In this proof of concept study the effects of camicinal on MMC activity, esophageal and gastric pH was evaluated in eight healthy volunteers as a secondary endpoint...
August 6, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780737/erratum-to-adolescent-participation-in-hpv-vaccine-clinical-trials-are-parents-willing
#13
Jennifer Cunningham Erves, Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble, Pamela C Hull, Lauren Duke, Stephania T Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775064/ectopy-on-a-single-12-lead-ecg-incident-cardiac-myopathy-and-death-in-the-community
#14
Kaylin T Nguyen, Eric Vittinghoff, Thomas A Dewland, Jonathan W Dukes, Elsayed Z Soliman, Phyllis K Stein, John S Gottdiener, Alvaro Alonso, Lin Y Chen, Bruce M Psaty, Susan R Heckbert, Gregory M Marcus
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are 2 of the most common diseases, yet ready means to identify individuals at risk are lacking. The 12-lead ECG is one of the most accessible tests in medicine. Our objective was to determine whether a premature atrial contraction observed on a standard 12-lead ECG would predict atrial fibrillation and mortality and whether a premature ventricular contraction would predict heart failure and mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We utilized the CHS (Cardiovascular Health) Study, which followed 5577 participants for a median of 12 years, as the primary cohort...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772138/exposure-to-flame-retardant-chemicals-and-occurrence-and-severity-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Kate Hoffman, Amelia Lorenzo, Craig M Butt, Stephanie C Hammel, Brittany Bohinc Henderson, Sanziana A Roman, Randall P Scheri, Heather M Stapleton, Julie Ann Sosa
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the U.S., and papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) accounts for >80% of incident cases. Increasing exposure to flame retardant chemicals (FRs) has raised concerns about their possible role in this 'epidemic'. The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that higher exposure to FRs is associated with increased odds of PTC. METHODS: PTC patients at the Duke Cancer Institute were approached and invited to participate...
July 31, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770557/unregistered-health-care-staff-s-perceptions-of-12%C3%A2-hour-shifts-an-interview-study
#16
Louise Thomson, Justine Schneider, Laurie Hare Duke
AIM: The purpose of the study was to explore unregistered health care staff's perceptions of 12 hour shifts on work performance and patient care. BACKGROUND: Many unregistered health care staff work 12 hour shifts, but it is unclear whether these are compatible with good quality care or work performance. METHOD: Twenty five health care assistants from a range of care settings with experience of working 12 hour shifts took part in interviews or focus groups...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770078/closing-the-gaps-for-animal-seed-dispersal-separating-the-effects-of-habitat-loss-on-dispersal-distances-and-seed-aggregation
#17
Landon R Jones, Scott M Duke-Sylvester, Paul L Leberg, Derek M Johnson
Habitat loss can alter animal movements and disrupt animal seed dispersal mutualisms; however, its effects on spatial patterns of seed dispersal are not well understood. To explore the effects of habitat loss on seed dispersal distances and seed dispersion (aggregation), we created a spatially explicit, individual-based model of an animal dispersing seeds (SEADS-Spatially Explicit Animal Dispersal of Seeds) in a theoretical landscape of 0%-90% habitat loss based on three animal traits: movement distance, gut retention time, and time between movements...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769798/molecular-characterization-of-somatic-alterations-in-dukes-b-and-c-colorectal-cancers-by-targeted-sequencing
#18
Shafina-Nadiawati Abdul, Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib, Khor S Sean, Saiful E Syafruddin, Muhiddin Ishak, Ismail Sagap, Luqman Mazlan, Isa M Rose, Nadiah Abu, Norfilza M Mokhtar, Rahman Jamal
Despite global progress in research, improved screening and refined treatment strategies, colorectal cancer (CRC) remains as the third most common malignancy. As each type of cancer is different and exhibits unique alteration patterns, identifying and characterizing gene alterations in CRC that may serve as biomarkers might help to improve diagnosis, prognosis and predict potential response to therapy. With the emergence of next generation sequencing technologies (NGS), it is now possible to extensively and rapidly identify the gene profile of individual tumors...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765899/associations-of-adiponectin-receptor-2-adipor2-gene-polymorphisms-and-adipor2-protein-expression-levels-with-the-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-a-case-control-study
#19
Lei Zhou, Hai-Feng Zhang, Wu Ning, Xin Song, Xin Liu, Ji-Xi Liu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between adiponectin receptor 2 (AdipoR2) gene polymorphisms, AdipoR2 protein expression levels and the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). From April 2012 to May 2015, 281 CRC patients (case group) admitted to the China‑Japan Friendship Hospital and 325 healthy control subjects (control group) were recruited for the study. Peripheral venous blood samples were collected and the DNA was extracted. Genotyping was performed using denaturing high‑performance liquid chromatography in the condition of partial degeneration...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763283/pathology-in-practice
#20
Stacy Anderson, Bruce Wobeser, Tanya Duke-Novakovski, Baljit Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
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