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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150972/patient-level-factors-and-the-quality-of-care-delivered-in-pediatric-emergency-departments
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James P Marcin, Patrick S Romano, Parul Dayal, Madan Dharmar, James M Chamberlain, Nanette Dudley, Charles G Macias, Lise E Nigrovic, Elizabeth C Powell, Alexander J Rogers, Meridith Sonnett, Leah Tzimenatos, Elizabeth R Alpern, Rebecca Andrews-Dickert, Dominic A Borgialli, Erika Sidney, T Charles Casper, J Michael Dean, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVE: Quality of care delivered to adult patients in the emergency department (ED) is often associated with demographic and clinical factors such as a patient's race/ethnicity and insurance status. We sought to determine whether the quality of care delivered to children in the ED was associated with a variety of patient-level factors. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational cohort study. Pediatric patients (<18 years) who received care between January 2011 and December 2011 at one of twelve EDs participating in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) were included...
November 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150854/rhinitis-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-swimmers
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Pavol Surda, Matus Putala, Pavel Siarnik, Abigail Walker, Ana Bernic, Wytske Fokkens
INTRODUCTION: Limited data suggest that swimmers might be affected by rhinitis significantly more often than the general population. This can have impact on quality of life but also on performance. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and impact of QOL of rhinitis in swimming compared to non-swimming athletes and controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational case control, questionnaire based study involving elite (n=101) and non-elite swimming athletes (n=107), non-swimming athletes (n = 38) and sex and age-matched controls (n = 50)...
November 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150810/liver-fibrosis-alleviation-after-co-transplantation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-patients-with-thalassemia-major
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Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Masoud Sotoudeh, Amir Pejman Hashemi Taheri, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Hossein Pashaiefar, Mahdi Jalili, Farhad Shahi, Mohammad Jahani, Marjan Yaghmaie
The aims of this study are to determine the replacement rate of damaged hepatocytes by donor-derived cells in sex-mismatched recipient patients with thalassemia major and to determine whether co-transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) can alleviate liver fibrosis. Ten sex-mismatched donor-recipient pairs who received co-transplantation of HSCs with mesenchymal stem cells were included in our study. Liver biopsy was performed before transplantation. Two other liver biopsies were performed between 2 and 5 years after transplantation...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150742/associations-between-nucleus-size-and-immunohistochemical-galectin-3-cytokeratine-19-and-hbme-1-markers-in-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-a-morphometric-analyze
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Hatice Toy, Ozlem Etli, Zeliha Esin Celik, Arsenal Sezgin Alikanoglu
This study aimed to evaluate the morphometric measurements in cases with papillary thyroid carcinoma, and determine a cut-off value to support diagnosis. Fifty cases with a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) were included in the study with their Galectine-3, CK-19 and HBME-1 immunohistochemical staining results. Demographic and clinical data gathered from pathology reports, which included demographic information such as patients' sex, age, macroscopic tumor size, number of tumor focuses; prognostic parameters such as lenfovascular invasion, perineural invasion, thyroid capsule invasion; and results of immunohistochemical CK- 19, Galectin-3 and HBME-1 staining...
November 17, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149898/detection-of-plasmodium-falciparum-male-and-female-gametocytes-and-determination-of-parasite-sex-ratio-in-human-endemic-populations-by-novel-cheap-and-robust-rtqpcr-assays
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Federica Santolamazza, Pamela Avellino, Giulia Siciliano, Franck Adama Yao, Fabrizio Lombardo, Jean Bosco Ouédraogo, David Modiano, Pietro Alano, Valentina Dianora Mangano
BACKGROUND: The presence of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in peripheral blood is essential for human to mosquito parasite transmission. The detection of submicroscopic infections with gametocytes and the estimation of the gametocyte sex ratio are crucial to assess the human host potential ability to infect mosquitoes and transmit malaria parasites. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to develop sensitive and cheap Real Time qPCR assays for large-scale epidemiological surveys, based on detection and amplification of gametocyte sex specific transcripts selected from the literature: the female-specific pfs25 and pf glycerol kinase (pfGK) and the male-specific pfs230p and pf13 transcripts...
November 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149785/association-study-of-hla-dqb1-0602-allele-in-iranian-patients-with-narcolepsy
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Demeke Geremew, Ania Rahimi-Golkhandan, Khosro Sadeghniiat-Haghighi, Yadollah Shakiba, Ahmad Khajeh-Mehrizi, Bita Ansaripour, Maryam Izad
Narcolepsy is a rare, disabling disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Several studies demonstrated its association with HLA-DQB1*0602 in various ethnic groups. Our study aimed to determine the prevalence of HLA-DQB1*0602 allele in Iranian patients with narcolepsy and assess its predictive parameters for diagnosing narcolepsy. In addition, car accidents and job problems were assessed among narcoleptic patients. We studied 44 narcoleptic patients, 30 patients with other types of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)  and 50 healthy age and sex matched individuals in this case-control study...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149706/exploring-the-impact-of-route-of-administration-on-medication-acceptance-in-hospitalized-patients-implications-for-venous-thromboembolism-prevention
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Victor O Popoola, Farrah Tavakoli, Brandyn D Lau, Matthew Lankiewicz, Patricia Ross, Peggy Kraus, Dauryne Shaffer, Deborah B Hobson, Jonathan K Aboagye, Norma A Farrow, Elliott R Haut, Michael B Streiff
BACKGROUND: Non-administration of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis contributes to preventable patient harm. We hypothesized that non-administration would be more common for parenteral VTE prophylaxis than oral infectious disease or cardiac prophylaxis or for treatment medications. The primary study goal was to determine if non-administration of parenteral VTE prophylaxis is more frequent than other prophylactic or treatment medications. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of consecutive admissions we used descriptive statistics and risk ratios (RR) to compare the number of non-administered doses of VTE prophylaxis, oral infectious disease and cardiovascular prophylaxis and treatment medications...
October 21, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149452/contextual-and-individual-determinants-of-periodontal-disease-multilevel-analysis-based-on-andersen-s-model
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Maria I B Valente, Mario V Vettore
AIM: To investigate the relationship of contextual and individual factors with periodontal disease in dentate adults and older people using the Andersen's behavioural model. METHODS: Secondary individual data from 6011 adults and 2369 older people from the Brazilian Oral Health Survey (2010) were combined with contextual data for 27 cities. Attachment loss (AL) categories for each sextant were coded and summed to obtain the periodontal disease measure. The association of predisposing, enabling and need characteristics at city and individual level with periodontal disease was assessed using an adapted version of the Andersen's behavioural model...
November 17, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149339/human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-increases-the-risk-of-incident-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Yung-Feng Yen, Yu-Ching Lan, Chun-Teng Huang, I-An Jen, Marcelo Chen, Chun-Yuan Lee, Pei-Hung Chuang, Yun Lee, Donalde E Morisky, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen
Background: Currently, the association between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and subsequent development of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) remains unclear. This nationwide population-based cohort study aimed to determine the association between incident AIHA and HIV infection in Taiwan. Methods: During 2000-2012, we identified people aged ≧15 years living with HIV (PLWH) from the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control HIV Surveillance System. Individuals were considered to be infected with HIV on the basis of positive results of an HIV type 1 Western blot...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149269/effects-of-a-healthy-eater-self-schema-and-nutrition-literacy-on-healthy-eating-behaviors-among-taiwanese-college-students
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Chia-Kuei Lee, Li-Ling Liao, I-Ju Lai, Li-Chun Chang
Unhealthy eating behaviors contribute to obesity and chronic illness. This study examined the relative contributions of a healthy-eater self-schema (a self-conception as a healthy eater) and nutrition literacy on healthy-eating behaviors and whether nutrition literacy was a mediator among Taiwanese college students. A total of 1216 undergraduate students from six universities in Taiwan participated in the study from April to June 2016. Healthy-eating behaviors, nutrition literacy, healthy-eater self-schema and known determinants of eating behaviors (e...
November 14, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148957/aerobic-exercise-training-performed-by-parents-reduces-mice-offspring-adiposity
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Paulo Vitor da Silva Romero, Débora Alves Guariglia, Francielli Ferreira Da Rocha, Caroline de Carvalho Picoli, Gustavo Renan Gilio, Gabriel Sergio Fabricio, Paulo Cesar de Freitas Mathias, Solange Marta Franzói de Moraes, Sidney Barnabé Peres
The present study aimed to determine the effects of physical training performed by parents on mice offspring adiposity. Male and female parents underwent an aerobic training protocol for 7 weeks. The trained and sedentary parents were allowed to mate and the resultant offspring divided in: S (Offspring from Sedentary Parents), T (Offspring from Trained Parents), ST (Offspring from Sedentary Father and Trained Mother) and TS (Offspring from Trained Father and Sedentary Mother). After weaning, offspring was euthanized, blood collected and samples of mesenteric and inguinal fat pads used to isolate adipocytes for morphologic and histological analyses...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148837/prostitution-stigma-and-its-effect-on-the-working-conditions-personal-lives-and-health-of-sex-workers
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Cecilia Benoit, S Mikael Jansson, Michaela Smith, Jackson Flagg
Researchers have shown that stigma is a fundamental determinant of behavior, well-being, and health for many marginalized groups, but sex workers are notably absent from their analyses. This article aims to fill the empirical research gap on sex workers by reviewing the mounting evidence of stigmatization attached to sex workers' occupation, often referred to as "prostitution" or "whore" stigma. We give special attention to its negative effect on the working conditions, personal lives, and health of sex workers...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148077/drug-related-deaths-in-hospital-inpatients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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E Montané, A L Arellano, Y Sanz, J Roca, M Farré
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of drug-related deaths (DRD) in a university hospital in 2015, to describe their characteristics, and to discover risk factors of DRD. METHODS: An analytic and retrospective cohort study. Patients with a death diagnose predefined from a list of medical conditions potentially caused by drugs were the selected cases for further review. Causality assessment was evaluated by a local drug safety committee. RESULTS: Out of 1,135 inpatients deaths, 73 DRD were included (6 were hospital-acquired)...
November 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148047/plasma-copeptin-levels-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome
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S Topaloglu Tuac, S Ozben, M Koseoglu Bitnel, A Koksal, E Kucuksayan, A Hanikoğlu, T Ozben
OBJECTIVES: Copeptin, the C-terminal fragment of antidiuretic hormone, is a new biomarker that has been found to be elevated in several disorders and could be related with prognosis. This study aimed to compare plasma copeptin levels in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) with healthy individuals and to investigate whether plasma copeptin levels were associated with the severity of disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 patients with primary RLS, who were followed in Bakirkoy Psychiatry and Neurology Research and Training Hospital and 41 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals were included into the study...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147897/vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-with-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-achieves-better-outcomes-than-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-alone-a-comparative-study
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Giuseppe Salamone, Leo Licari, Giovanni Guercio, Albert Comelli, Mirko Mangiapane, Nicolò Falco, Roberta Tutino, Noemi Bagarella, Sofia Campanella, Calogero Porrello, Roberto Gullo, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
BACKGROUND: Open abdomen (OA) permits the application of damage control surgery principles when abdominal trauma, sepsis, severe acute peritonitis and abdominal compartmental syndrome (ACS) occur. METHODS: Non-traumatic patients treated with OA between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified in a prospective database, and the data collected were retrospectively reviewed. Patients' records were collected from charts and the surgical and intensive care unit (ICU) registries...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146692/prediction-of-90-y-radioembolization-outcome-from-pre-therapeutic-factors-with-random-survival-forests
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Michael Ingrisch, Franziska Schöppe, Karolin Johanna Paprottka, Matthias Fabritius, Frederik F Strobl, Enrico de Toni, Harun Ilhan, Andrei Todica, Marlies Michl, Philipp Paprottka
To predict outcome of (90)Y radioembolization (RE) in patients with intrahepatic tumors from pre-therapeutic baseline parameters and to identify predictive variables using a machine-learning approach based on random survival forests (RSF). Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, 366 patients with primary (n = 92) or secondary (n = 274) liver tumors who had received (90)Y radioembolization were analyzed. A random survival forest was trained to predict individual risk from baseline values of cholinesterase (CHE), bilirubin, type of primary tumor, age at radioembolization, hepatic tumor burden, presence of extrahepatic disease (EHD) and sex...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146550/temporal-variations-of-fluctuating-asymmetry-in-wing-size-and-shape-of-triatoma-infestans-populations-from-northwest-argentina
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Julieta Nattero, María Carla Cecere, Ricardo E Gürtler
Environmentally-induced developmental instability has frequently been assessed using fluctuating asymmetry (FA) methods. For Triatoma infestans, the major vector of Chagas disease, the combined effects of host-feeding sources and habitats affected wing developmental instability depending on sex in Figueroa villages, northwest Argentina. Here we investigated whether habitat, sex, season/year and insecticide applications affected wing developmental instability in T. infestans populations from Amamá and other rural villages of northwest Argentina over a four-year period...
November 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146490/educational-inequalities-in-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-blood-pressure-control-in-elderly-adults-comparison-of-mesa-cohort-and-chilean-nhs-survey-outcome-measures
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Carolina Nazzal, Steven Shea, Cecilia Castro-Diehl, Tania Alfaro, Patricia Frenz, Carlos J Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Social determinants differ between countries, which is not always considered when adapting health policies and interventions to face inequalities in noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to analyze educational inequalities in controlled blood pressure (CBP), obesity, and smoking in study populations from Chile and the United States in 2 periods, both countries with large social inequalities. METHODS: The study used data from the first and fifth waves of the MESA (Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) cohort, and the 2003 and 2009 to 2010 Chilean National Health Survey (CNHS) survey outcome measures...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146419/syncope-on-presentation-is-a-surrogate-for-submassive-and-massive-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Hesham R Omar, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Michael B Weinstock, Garett Enten, Devanand Mangar, Enrico M Camporesi
INTRODUCTION: There are conflicting data regarding the prognostic value of syncope in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of 552 consecutive adults with computed tomography pulmonary angiogram-confirmed APE to determine the correlates and outcome of the occurrence of syncope at the time of presentation. RESULTS: Among 552 subjects with APE (mean age 54years, 47% men), syncope occurred in 12...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146303/comparison-of-intravesical-cohen-and-extravesical-lich-gregoir-ureteroneocystostomy-in-the-treatment-of-unilateral-primary-vesicoureteric-reflux-in-children
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Mesrur Selcuk Silay, Turgay Turan, Yunus Kayalı, İsmail Başıbüyük, Bilal Gunaydin, Turhan Caskurlu, M İhsan Karaman
INTRODUCTION: Various intravesical and extravesical techniques have been described for the surgical correction of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Among those techniques Cohen (intra-vesical) and Lich-Gregoir (extra-vesical) are the most commonly used ones. However, there are limited studies that compare those two surgical techniques in the literature. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aim to compare the outcomes of the open intravesical and extravesical procedures for unilateral primary VUR in children...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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