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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345539/admission-glucose-and-in-hospital-mortality-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-or-without-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shi Zhao, Karthik Murugiah, Na Li, Xi Li, Zi-Hui Xu, Jing Li, Chen Cheng, Hong Mao, Nicholas S Downing, Harlan M Krumholz, Li-Xin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia on admission has been found to elevate risk for mortality and adverse clinical events after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but there are evidences that the relationship of blood glucose and mortality may differ between diabetic and nondiabetic patients. Prior studies in China have provided mixed results and are limited by statistical power. Here, we used data from a large, nationally representative sample of patients hospitalized with AMI in China in 2001, 2006, and 2011 to assess if admission glucose is of prognostic value in China and if this relationship differs depending on the presence or absence of diabetes...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344628/neointima-development-in-externally-stented-saphenous-vein-grafts-progress-in-medicine-is-good-for-the-patient-why-not-use-total-arterial-revascularization-response-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-neointima-development-in-externally-stented-saphenous-vein-grafts
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344527/reverse-radial-forearm-flap-to-provide-arterial-inflow-to-a-toe-transfer
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Joohak Kim, Alfred P Yoon, Neil F Jones
Background: Toe-to-thumb transfer has become the gold standard for thumb reconstruction, but in badly mutilated hands, additional soft tissue coverage may be required or a suitable recipient artery may not be available. There are only 3 case reports describing the successful use of a reverse radial forearm flap for coverage of a soft tissue defect around the thumb as well as providing arterial inflow for a toe transfer, performed either simultaneously or secondarily. Methods: A single surgeon's experience of all toe-to-hand transfers performed in conjunction with a reverse radial forearm flap between 1995 and 2014 was reviewed, including patient demographics, type of toe transfer and vascular pedicle, whether immediate or secondary, follow-up, and complications...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344028/fracture-patterns-after-bilateral-sagittal-split-osteotomy-of-the-mandibular-ramus-according-to-the-obwegeser-dal-pont-and-hunsuck-epker-modifications
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Stephan Christian Möhlhenrich, Kristian Kniha, Florian Peters, Nassim Ayoub, Evgeny Goloborodko, Frank Hölzle, Ulrike Fritz, Ali Modabber
The aim of this study was to compare the fracture patterns after sagittal split osteotomy according to Obwegeser/Dal Pont (ODP) and Hunsuck/Epker (HE), as well as to investigate the relationship between lateral bone cut ending or angle and the incidence of unfavorable/bad splits. Postoperative cone-beam computed tomograms of 124 splits according to ODP and 60 according to HE were analyzed. ODP led to 75.8% and HE led to 60% lingual fractures with mandibular foramen contact. Horizontal fractures were found in 9...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343894/-1-9-n%C3%AE-c-crourorb-a1-isolated-from-croton-urucurana-latex-induces-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocarcinoma-cells
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Priscila de Matos Cândido-Bacani, Frédéric Ezan, Patrícia de Oliveira Figueiredo, Maria de Fátima Cepa Matos, Fernanda Rodrigues Garcez, Walmir Silva Garcez, Georges Baffet
[1-9-NαC]-crourorb A1 is a cyclic peptide isolated from Croton urucurana Baillon latex, found in midwestern Brazil, that has been shown to exert cytotoxic effects against a panel of cancer cell lines. However, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the crourorb A1-induced cytotoxicity in cancer cells remain unknown. In this study, the effects of crourorb A1 on the viability, apoptosis, cell cycle and migration of Huh-7 (human hepatocarcinoma) cells were investigated. We evaluated the viability of Huh-7 cells treated with crourorb A1 in 2D and 3D collagen cultures and found that cells in 3D culture exhibited increased resistance to crourorb A1 compared to cells in 2D culture (IC50: 62μg/ml versus 35...
March 23, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343688/who-s-afraid-of-the-big-bad-wolf
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EDITORIAL
Mubashir Mumtaz, Hemal Gada, Michael J Mack, Michael J Reardon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343626/the-rat-a-gorical-imperative-moral-intuition-and-the-limits-of-affective-learning
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Joshua D Greene
Decades of psychological research have demonstrated that intuitive judgments are often unreliable, thanks to their inflexible reliance on limited information (Kahneman, 2003, 2011). Research on the computational underpinnings of learning, however, indicates that intuitions may be acquired by sophisticated learning mechanisms that are highly sensitive and integrative. With this in mind, Railton (2014) urges a more optimistic view of moral intuition. Is such optimism warranted? Elsewhere (Greene, 2013) I've argued that moral intuitions offer reasonably good advice concerning the give-and-take of everyday social life, addressing the basic problem of cooperation within a "tribe" ("Me vs...
March 23, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343381/rerouting-the-pathway-for-the-biosynthesis-of-the-side-ring-system-of-nosiheptide-the-roles-of-nosi-nosj-and-nosk
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Edward Badding, Tyler L Grove, Lauren Gadsby, Joseph LaMattina, Amie K Boal, Squire J Booker
Nosiheptide (NOS) is a highly modified thiopeptide antibiotic that displays formidable in vitro activity against a variety of Gram-positive bacteria. In addition to a central hydroxypyridine ring, NOS contains several other modifications, including multiple thiazole rings, dehydro-amino acids, and a 2,4-dimethylindolic acid (DMIA) moiety, among others. The DMIA moiety is required for NOS efficacy and is synthesized from L-tryptophan in a series of reactions that have not been fully elucidated. Herein, we describe the role of NosJ-the product of an unannotated gene in the biosynthetic operon for NOS-as an acyl carrier protein that delivers 2-methylindolic acid (MIA) to NosK...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342433/-evaluation-of-the-degree-of-patient-information-to-be-included-in-the-home-based-palliative-care-program
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Ana María Tordable Ramírez
The fact of communicating to a patient his or her diagnosis when it is unfavourable, this becomes a really human issue. The bioethics and the legislation protect this right of information. The aim of this study is to evaluate the degree of information of patients when they are included in the home palliative care program. This is a quantitative, descriptive, retrospective and transversal study. The year of the study is 2012 in patients diagnosed with advanced terminal illnesses processes valued by the Team of Home Palliative Attention Support, of the North Welfare Direction of the Community of Madrid...
January 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341336/valproic-acid-malabsorption-in-30-year-old-female-patient-case-study
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Anna Jopowicz, Agnieszka Piechal, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska
AIM: Valproic acid (VPA) is used in epilepsy treatment and as a stabilizer in bipolar affective disorder for over 40 years. Although, the pharmacokinetic properties of valproic acid are well known, it is often forgotten that the formulation of the drug significantly influences its gastrointestinal absorption. CASE: We are describing the case of 30 year-old female patient, diagnosed at the age of 13 with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Complete ineffectiveness of the treatment was caused by malabsorption of sodium valproate and valproic acid in the patient...
March 12, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341168/lies-damned-lies-and-statistics-clinical-importance-versus-statistical-significance-in-research
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REVIEW
Craig Mellis
Correctly performed and interpreted statistics play a crucial role for both those who 'produce' clinical research, and for those who 'consume' this research. Unfortunately, however, there are many misunderstandings and misinterpretations of statistics by both groups. In particular, there is a widespread lack of appreciation for the severe limitations with p values. This is a particular problem with small sample sizes and low event rates - common features of many published clinical trials. These issues have resulted in increasing numbers of false positive clinical trials (false 'discoveries'), and the well-publicised inability to replicate many of the findings...
February 28, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339576/a-descriptive-report-of-electronic-cigarette-use-after-participation-in-a-community-based-tobacco-cessation-trial
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Elana Curry, Julianna M Nemeth, Amy Wermert, Sara Conroy, Abigail Shoben, Amy K Ferketich, Mary Ellen Wewers
Introduction: Smokers are using electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, as a cessation aid, despite uncertainty about their efficacy. This report describes the association between use of e-cigarettes before and after cessation treatment and tobacco abstinence at 12 months. It also presents characteristics of e-cigarette users and reasons for use. Methods: A longitudinal observational secondary analysis of self-reported e-cigarette use was conducted among adult Appalachian smokers enrolled in a community-based tobacco dependence treatment trial (n = 217)...
January 21, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339462/safety-of-a-topical-insect-repellent-picaridin-during-community-mass-use-for-malaria-control-in-rural-cambodia
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Somony Heng, Vincent Sluydts, Lies Durnez, Vanna Mean, Koh Polo, Sochantha Tho, Marc Coosemans, Johan van Griensven
BACKGROUND: While community distribution of topical repellents has been proposed as an additional malaria control intervention, the safety of this intervention at the population level remains poorly evaluated. We describe the safety of mass distribution of the picaridin repellent during a cluster-randomised trial in rural Cambodia in 2012-2013. METHODS: The repellent was distributed among 57 intervention villages with around 25,000 inhabitants by a team of village distributors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338808/the-relationship-between-cognitive-impairment-mortality-and-discharge-characteristics-in-a-large-cohort-of-older-adults-with-unscheduled-admissions-to-an-acute-hospital-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Carole Fogg, Paul Meredith, Jackie Bridges, Gill P Gould, Peter Griffiths
Background: older people with dementia admitted to hospital for acute illness have higher mortality and longer hospital stays compared to those without dementia. Cognitive impairment (CI) is common in older people, and they may also be at increased risk of poor outcomes. Methods: retrospective observational study of unscheduled admissions aged ≥75 years. Admission characteristics, mortality rates and discharge outcomes were compared between three groups: (i) known dementia diagnosis (DD), (ii) CI but no diagnosis of dementia and (iii) no CI...
February 25, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338307/evaluation-of-the-spies%C3%A2-modalities-image-quality
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Esteban Emiliani, Michele Talso, Mohammed Baghdadi, Aarón Barreiro, Andrea Orosa, Pol Serviàn, Pavel Gavrilov, Silvia Proietti, Olivier Traxer
INTRODUCTION: The Spies™ system (Karl-Storz®) was introduced into digital ureteroscopy to improve endoscopic vision. To date, there is no data to either indicate which of the Spies modalities is better for improving diagnosis and treatment procedures, nor to compare the modalities in terms of image quality. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the image quality of five Spies™ modalities (SM) to the standard white light in an in-vitro model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two standardized grids and 3 stones of different composition were recorded in white light and the 5SM (Clara, Chroma, Clara+Chroma), Spectra A and B) using 4 standardized aqueous scenarios...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337021/different-drugs-for-bad-bugs-antivirulence-strategies-in-the-age-of-antibiotic-resistance
#16
REVIEW
Seth W Dickey, Gordon Y C Cheung, Michael Otto
The rapid evolution and dissemination of antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens are outpacing the development of new antibiotics, but antivirulence agents provide an alternative. These agents can circumvent antibiotic resistance by disarming pathogens of virulence factors that facilitate human disease while leaving bacterial growth pathways - the target of traditional antibiotics - intact. Either as stand-alone medications or together with antibiotics, these drugs are intended to treat bacterial infections in a largely pathogen-specific manner...
March 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336733/a-case-of-bad-carma
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David Buchbinder, Aaron Sassoon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336626/genes-environment-and-bad-luck
#18
Martin A Nowak, Bartlomiej Waclaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335771/understanding-the-motivations-of-health-care-providers-in-performing-female-genital-mutilation-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Marie-Hélène Doucet, Christina Pallitto, Danielle Groleau
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a traditional harmful practice that can cause severe physical and psychological damages to girls and women. Increasingly, trained health-care providers carry out the practice at the request of families. It is important to understand the motivations of providers in order to reduce the medicalization of FGM. This integrative review identifies, appraises and summarizes qualitative and quantitative literature exploring the factors that are associated with the medicalization of FGM and/or re-infibulation...
March 23, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335198/gold-nanoparticles-an-efficient-antimicrobial-agent-against-enteric-bacterial-human-pathogen
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Shahzadi Shamaila, Noshin Zafar, Saira Riaz, Rehana Sharif, Jawad Nazir, Shahzad Naseem
Enteric bacterial human pathogens, i.e., Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Klebsiella pneumoniae, are the major cause of diarrheal infections in children and adults. Their structure badly affects the human immune system. It is important to explore new antibacterial agents instead of antibiotics for treatment. This project is an attempt to explain how gold nanoparticles affect these bacteria. We investigated the important role of the mean particle size, and the inhibition of a bacterium is dose-dependent...
April 14, 2016: Nanomaterials
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