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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749481/evaluation-of-critical-congenital-heart-defects-screening-using-pulse-oximetry-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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K Van Naarden Braun, R Grazel, R Koppel, S Lakshminrusimha, J Lohr, P Kumar, B Govindaswami, M Giuliano, M Cohen, N Spillane, P Jegatheesan, D McClure, D Hassinger, O Fofah, S Chandra, D Allen, R Axelrod, J Blau, S Hudome, E Assing, L F Garg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the implementation of early screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and potential exclusion of sub-populations from universal screening. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective evaluation of CCHD screening at multiple time intervals was conducted in 21 NICUs across five states (n=4556 infants). RESULTS: Of the 4120 infants with complete screens, 92% did not have prenatal CHD diagnosis or echocardiography before screening, 72% were not receiving oxygen at 24 to 48 h and 56% were born ⩾2500 g...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749454/the-association-of-low-penetrance-variants-in-dna-repair-genes-with-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nikhil Aggarwal, Neil D Donald, Salim Malik, Subothini S Selvendran, Mark Jw McPhail, Kevin J Monahan
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 35% of colorectal cancer (CRC) risk is attributable to heritable factors known hereditary syndromes, accounting for 6%. The remainder may be due to lower penetrance polymorphisms particularly of DNA repair genes. DNA repair pathways, including base excision repair (BER), nucleotide excision repair (NER), mismatch repair (MMR), direct reversal repair (DRR), and double-strand break repair are complex, evolutionarily conserved, and critical in carcinogenesis. Germline mutations in these genes are associated with high-penetrance CRC syndromes such as Lynch syndrome...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749205/esophageal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-using-sodium-hyaluronate-is-safe-and-effective
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Chihiro Iwashita, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Satoshi Shinozaki, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Yuji Ino, Hiroyuki Osawa, Mio Tamba, Kohei Morita, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A submucosal cushion of sodium hyaluronate facilitates gastric and colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). However, few studies have evaluated the utility of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of esophageal lesions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility and safety of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms (ESCN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 111 ESCN in 86 patients treated by ESD between September 2007 and April 2013...
July 27, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749112/serum-procalcitonin-predicts-anastomotic-leaks-in-colorectal-surgery
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Firdaus Hayati, Zairul Azwan Mohd Azman, Dian Nasriana Nasuruddin, Luqman Mazlan, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria, Ismail Sagap
Background: Anastomotic leaks in colorectal surgery results in a high morbidity and mortality rate. Serum procalcitonin levels is known as a sensitive and specific marker of sepsis and could be use as a marker for early detection of a leak allowing early intervention. It may help a clinician decide to perform a CT scan even earlier especially when the diagnosis of a leak is uncertain. The aim of this study is to determine whether serum procalcitonin is a good predictor of anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749085/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-prognostic-utility-of-platelet-indices-in-dogs-with-septic-peritonitis
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Efa A Llewellyn, Jeffrey M Todd, Leslie C Sharkey, Aaron Rendahl
OBJECTIVE: To characterize platelet indices at time of diagnosis of septic peritonitis in dogs and to assess the relationship between platelet parameter data and survival to discharge in dogs treated surgically. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, descriptive pilot study from 2009 to 2014. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Forty-eight dogs diagnosed with septic peritonitis were included in this study...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748992/-screening-for-malnutrition-among-hospitalized-patients-in-a-colombian-university-hospital
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Viviana Cruz, Laura Bernal, Giancarlo Buitrago, Álvaro J Ruiz
BACKGROUND: On admission, 30 to 50% of hospitalized patients have some degree of malnutrition, which is associated with longer length of stay, higher rates of complications, mortality and greater costs. AIM: To determine the frequency of screening for risk of malnutrition in medical records and assess the usefulness of the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we searched for malnutrition screening in medical records, and we applied the MST tool to hospitalized patients at the Internal Medicine Wards of San Ignacio University Hospital...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748774/exposure-to-parental-psychopathology-and-offspring-s-risk-of-suicide-related-thoughts-and-behaviours-a-systematic-review
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S M Goodday, J Shuldiner, S Bondy, A E Rhodes
AIMS: The primary objective of this systematic review was to identify and synthesise analytic studies examining the association between exposure to parental psychopathology in childhood and the nature of subsequent suicide-related thoughts (SRT) and suicide-related behaviour (SRB) (severity of ideation, planned/unplanned attempts/lethality) and to describe the direction, and magnitude of associations. The secondary objective was to determine if the associations from the primary objective differ by the type(s) and timing of parental psychopathology, sex/gender of the parent and child and is mediated by child psychiatric symptoms and family functioning...
July 27, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748740/the-use-of-fluoroscopic-guided-percutaneous-pedicle-screws-in-the-upper-thoracic-spine-t1-t6-is-it-safe
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Mun Keong Kwan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Reza Zamani, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt
PURPOSE: This study analysed the accuracy and safety of the fluoroscopic guided percutaneous screws in the upper thoracic vertebrae (T1-T6). METHODS: Computed tomography scans from 74 patients were retrospectively evaluated between January 2008 and December 2012. Pedicle perforations were classified by two types of grading systems. For medial, lateral, superior and inferior perforations: grade 0 - no violation; grade 1 - <2 mm; grade 2 - 2-4 mm and grade 3 - >4 mm...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748679/quality-of-anticoagulation-with-warfarin-in-korean-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-prior-stroke-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
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Keun Sik Hong, Yang Ki Kim, Hee Joon Bae, Hyo Suk Nam, Sun U Kwon, Oh Young Bang, Jae Kwan Cha, Byung Woo Yoon, Joung Ho Rha, Byung Chul Lee, Jong Moo Park, Man Seok Park, Jun Lee, Jay Chol Choi, Dong Eog Kim, Kyung Bok Lee, Tai Hwan Park, Ji Sung Lee, Seong Eun Kim, Juneyoung Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The quality of anticoagulation is critical for ensuring the benefit of warfarin, but this has been less well studied in Korean ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed the data of patients who had an AF-related ischemic stroke and were treated with long-term warfarin therapy in 16 Korean centers. The quality of warfarin therapy was primarily assessed by the time in therapeutic range [TTR; international normalized ratio (INR), 2...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748570/lichen-planopilaris-in-a-latin-american-chilean-population-demographics-clinical-profile-and-treatment-experience
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F Mardones, J Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is characterized by lymphocytic infiltrate, fibrosis and potential destruction of the hair follicle. Demographic and clinical studies in LPP are limited, and racial differences have not been thoroughly investigated. AIM: To analyse epidemiological data and clinical profiles of Chilean adults with LPP, and report on the treatments used. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of medical records and clinical follow-up of Chilean adults with a clinical and histopathological diagnosis of LPP...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748557/mood-and-anxiety-disorders-in-very-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-individuals-from-6-to-26%C3%A2-years
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Julia Jaekel, Nicole Baumann, Peter Bartmann, Dieter Wolke
BACKGROUND: Very preterm (<32 weeks' gestational age; VP) or very low-birth weight (<1,500 g; VLBW) birth has been associated with increased risk for anxiety and mood disorders and less partnering in adulthood. The aim was to test whether (a) VP/VLBW are at increased risk of any anxiety or mood disorders from 6 to 26 years compared with term-born individuals; (b) social support from romantic partners is associated with protection from anxiety and mood disorders; and (c) VP/VLBW adults' lower social support mediates their risk for any anxiety and mood disorders...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748412/pharmacokinetics-of-dfn-15-a-novel-oral-solution-of-celecoxib-versus-celecoxib-400-mg-capsules-a-randomized-crossover-study-in-fasting-healthy-volunteers
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Arindam Pal, Srinivas Shenoy, Anirudh Gautam, Sagar Munjal, Jing Niu, Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, Joga Gobburru
BACKGROUND: COX-2 inhibitors can be effective for acute migraine, but none is supplied in a rapidly absorbed, ready-to-use oral liquid formulation. DFN-15, a novel oral liquid formulation of celecoxib, is being developed for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura. Clinical studies with this formulation are ongoing. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the present study were to compare the bioavailability of DFN-15 with that of the commercial formulation of celecoxib 400-mg oral capsules (Celebrex(®)) and to determine the dose proportionality of DFN-15 in healthy fasted volunteers...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748345/educational-inequality-in-cancer-mortality-a-record-linkage-study-of-over-35-million-italians
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Gianfranco Alicandro, Luisa Frova, Gabriella Sebastiani, Iman El Sayed, Paolo Boffetta, Carlo La Vecchia
PURPOSE: Large studies are needed to evaluate socioeconomic inequality for site-specific cancer mortality. We conducted a longitudinal census-based national study to quantify the relative inequality in cancer mortality among educational levels in Italy. METHODS: We linked the 2011 Italian census with the 2012 and 2013 death registries. Educational inequality in overall cancer and site-specific cancer mortality were evaluated by computing the mortality rate ratio (MRR)...
July 26, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748015/evaluation-of-problem-based-learning-curriculum-implementation-in-a-clerkship-rotation-of-a-newly-established-african-medical-training-institution-lessons-from-the-university-of-botswana
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Stephane Tshitenge Tshitenge, Chiratidzo Ellen Ndhlovu, Radiance Ogundipe
INTRODUCTION: Problem-based Learning (PBL) curricula, like all curricula, require systematic evaluation as there is a risk of implementing a dysfunctional PBL curriculum. The study intended to evaluate the PBL curriculum delivery from the perspective of the clerkship students at the University of Botswana-Faculty of Medicine. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among clerkship students in Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine and Surgery. During a 4-week period, each respondent completed weekly a questionnaire based survey tool...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747998/community-engagement-in-sexual-health-and-uptake-of-hiv-testing-and-syphilis-testing-among-msm-in-china-a-cross-sectional-online-survey
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Tiange P Zhang, Chuncheng Liu, Larry Han, Weiming Tang, Jessica Mao, Terrence Wong, Ye Zhang, Songyuan Tang, Bin Yang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
Introduction: HIV and syphilis testing rates remain low among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Community engagement has been increasingly used to promote HIV testing among key populations in high-income countries, often in settings with stronger civil society. This study aimed to assess socio-demographic, behavioural, and community engagement factors associated with HIV and syphilis testing among MSM in China. Methods: MSM ≥16 years old who had condomless sex in the past three months were recruited nationwide to complete a cross-sectional online survey in November 2015...
2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747968/quinolone-susceptibility-and-genetic-characterization-of-salmonella-enterica-subsp-enterica-isolated-from-pet-turtles
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B C J De Silva, Sabrina Hossain, S H M P Wimalasena, H N K S Pathirana, Mitchell Wendt, Gang-Joon Heo
Turtle-borne Salmonella enterica owns significance as a leading cause in human salmonellosis. The current study aimed to determine the quinolone susceptibility and the genetic characteristics of 21 strains of S. enterica subsp. enterica isolated from pet turtles. Susceptibility of four antimicrobials including nalidixic acid, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin was examined in disk diffusion and MIC tests where the majority of the isolates were susceptible to all tested quinolones. In genetic characterization, none of the isolates were positive for qnr or aac(6')-Ib genes and no any target site mutations could be detected in gyrA, gyrB, and parC quinolone resistance determining regions (QRDR)...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747892/how-useful-is-electroencephalography-in-the-diagnosis-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-the-delineation-of-subtypes-a-systematic-review
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Oana Gurau, William J Bosl, Charles R Newton
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are thought to be associated with abnormal neural connectivity. Presently, neural connectivity is a theoretical construct that cannot be easily measured. Research in network science and time series analysis suggests that neural network structure, a marker of neural activity, can be measured with electroencephalography (EEG). EEG can be quantified by different methods of analysis to potentially detect brain abnormalities. The aim of this review is to examine evidence for the utility of three methods of EEG signal analysis in the ASD diagnosis and subtype delineation...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747878/transcranial-electric-stimulation-can-impair-gains-during-working-memory-training-and-affects-the-resting-state-connectivity
#18
Annie Möller, Federico Nemmi, Kim Karlsson, Torkel Klingberg
Transcranial electric stimulation (tES) is a promising technique that has been shown to improve working memory (WM) performance and enhance the effect of cognitive training. However, experimental set up and electrode placement are not always determined based on neurofunctional knowledge about WM, leading to inconsistent results. Additional research on the effects of tES grounded on neurofunctional evidence is therefore necessary. Sixty young, healthy, volunteers, assigned to six different groups, participated in 5 days of stimulation or sham treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747779/fungal-root-symbionts-of-high-altitude-vascular-plants-in-the-himalayas
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Milan Kotilínek, Inga Hiiesalu, Jiří Košnar, Marie Šmilauerová, Petr Šmilauer, Jan Altman, Miroslav Dvorský, Martin Kopecký, Jiří Doležal
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and dark septate endophytes (DSE) form symbiotic relationships with plants influencing their productivity, diversity and ecosystem functions. Only a few studies on these fungi, however, have been conducted in extreme elevations and none over 5500 m a.s.l., although vascular plants occur up to 6150 m a.s.l. in the Himalayas. We quantified AMF and DSE in roots of 62 plant species from contrasting habitats along an elevational gradient (3400-6150 m) in the Himalayas using a combination of optical microscopy and next generation sequencing...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747762/molecular-mechanisms-of-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy-linked-to-mutations-in-human-myelin-protein-p2
#20
Salla Ruskamo, Tuomo Nieminen, Cecilie K Kristiansen, Guro H Vatne, Anne Baumann, Erik I Hallin, Arne Raasakka, Päivi Joensuu, Ulrich Bergmann, Ilpo Vattulainen, Petri Kursula
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is one of the most common inherited neuropathies. Recently, three CMT1-associated point mutations (I43N, T51P, and I52T) were discovered in the abundant peripheral myelin protein P2. These mutations trigger abnormal myelin structure, leading to reduced nerve conduction velocity, muscle weakness, and distal limb atrophy. P2 is a myelin-specific protein expressed by Schwann cells that binds to fatty acids and membranes, contributing to peripheral myelin lipid homeostasis. We studied the molecular basis of the P2 patient mutations...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
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