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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228514/gait-speed-predicts-post-operative-medical-complications-in-elderly-gastric-cancer-patients-undergoing-gastrectomy
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Arvine Chandoo, Chu-Huai Chi, Weiping Ji, Yingpeng Huang, Xiao-Dong Chen, Wei-Teng Zhang, Rui-Sen Wu, Xian Shen
BACKGROUND: Gait speed is a clinical outcome that can measure the physical performance of elderly gastric patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of gait speed in predicting post-operative morbidities in elderly patients undergoing curative gastrectomy. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 357 elderly patients (≥65 years old) undergoing curative gastrectomy. Preoperative gait speed was measured in a 6-m well-lit and unobstructed hallway...
December 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228513/an-analysis-of-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-forensic-context
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Chong Zhou, Roger W Byard
To investigate the spectrum of diseases seen in diabetes mellitus in a forensic context, all autopsy reports of diabetic individuals who presented to Forensic Science, South Australia (FSSA), over a 5-year period from 2005 to 2009 were studied. The leading cause of death was cardiovascular disease (55.0%), followed by unnatural deaths (15.4%) and infections (9.4%). In type 1 diabetics, principal causes of death included cardiovascular disease (44.7%), acute metabolic complications (18.7%), unnatural deaths (17...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228512/surgical-management-decreases-disease-recurrence-risk-in-recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis
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Hwee Leong Tan, Ye Xin Koh, Weng Kit Lye, Ser Yee Lee, Brian Kim Poh Goh, Siong San Tan, Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, Chung Yip Chan
BACKGROUND: Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) has a high risk of disease recurrence. We present our experience with RPC and examine the factors associated with disease recurrence. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients with RPC treated at two tertiary institutions between January 1990 and December 2013. Patients with liver atrophy and/or abscess were categorized as being associated with parenchymal disease (PD). RESULTS: We studied 157 patients with a median age of 59...
December 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228501/hcv-clearance-by-direct-acting-antiviral-treatments-reverses-insulin-resistance-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Luigi E Adinolfi, Riccardo Nevola, Barbara Guerrera, Giovanni D'Alterio, Aldo Marrone, Mauro Giordano, Luca Rinaldi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic hepatitis C (HCV), particularly genotype 1, is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and diabetes. We evaluated the impact of HCV clearance by all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAAs) treatments on IR and glycemic control. METHODS: Included in this prospective case-control study were 133 consecutive HCV-genotype 1 patients with advance liver fibrosis (F3-F4) without type 2 diabetes. Sixty-eight treated with DAAs and 65 untreated. Liver fibrosis was assessed by transient elastography...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228466/concomitant-organ-resection-does-not-improve-outcomes-in-primary-retroperitoneal-well-differentiated-liposarcoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study-at-a-major-sarcoma-center
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Naruhiko Ikoma, Christina L Roland, Keila E Torres, Yi-Ju Chiang, Wei-Lien Wang, Neeta Somaiah, Gary N Mann, Kelly K Hunt, Janice N Cormier, Barry W Feig
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether concomitant organ removal as part of the primary resection of RP WDLPS confers an outcome advantage in patients treated at a major sarcoma center. METHODS: The departmental sarcoma database was reviewed to identify patients with RP WDLPS who underwent initial surgical resection for primary disease at MD Anderson Cancer Center during the study period 1995-2011. We retrospectively reviewed medical records and examined associations between clinicopathologic variables and overall survival (OS) as well as disease-free survival (DFS)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228443/postoperative-deep-wound-dehiscence-of-thoracotomy-with-isolation-of-corynebacterium-tuberculostearicum-surgical-site-infection-or-colonization
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A Tampakis, E C Tampaki, K Kontzoglou, E Patsouris, G Kouraklis, D Lardinois
OBJECTIVE: Infections with Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum are very rare as in most of the cases its isolation is associated with tissue colonization rather than infection. CASE REPORT: An 80-year old female patient was sent to the consultation hour of thoracic surgery for evaluation of a symptomatic persistent unilateral pleural effusion of her right lung. The differential diagnosis included either the presence of a chronic pleural empyema or the presence of malignancy...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228438/analgesic-effect-of-dezocine-in-different-doses-on-elderly-patients-undergoing-abdominal-operation-under-general-anesthesia-and-its-influence-on-stress-response-to-postoperative-tracheal-extubation
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Z-Y Yao, Z Jia, Y-H Xie, L-L Zhang, H-S Zhang, W-Q Wu, C-K Zhang, L-J Gan
OBJECTIVE: To study the analgesic effect of dezocine in different doses on elderly patients undergoing abdominal operation under general anesthesia and to investigate the influence of dezocine on stress response to postoperative tracheal extubation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 76 elderly patients undergoing abdominal operation under general anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in our hospital from January 2015 to January 2016 were selected, and patients treated with fentanyl were selected as the control group (fentanyl: 10 μg/kg, n=19)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228430/mediation-of-inflammation-obesity-and-fatty-liver-disease-by-advanced-glycation-endoproducts
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D-D Xiong, M Zhang, N Li, J-F Gai, L Mao, M Li
OBJECTIVE: Fatty liver may induce various complications including chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis, and is frequently occurred in obesity individuals. Advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) were known to play a critical role in multiple liver diseases. This study, therefore, aimed to study the effect of AGEs on obesity, related liver cirrhosis and inflammation, on an obesity fatty liver rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control, model and AGEs inhibitor groups (n=20 each)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228414/temporal-changes-of-inflammatory-cytokine-profiles-in-epithelial-lining-fluid-in-a-canine-lung-transplant-model
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Atsushi Wada, Mitsutomo Kohno, Kana Oiwa, Ryo Hashimoto, Takahisa Koizumi, Yusuke Nakamura, Tomoki Nakagawa, Ryota Masuda, Kichizo Kaga, Masayuki Iwazaki
OBJECTIVES: Ischemia-reperfusion injury resulting in post-transplant lung dysfunction involves a complicated network of cytokines that has yet to be fully investigated. We analyzed temporal changes in cytokine levels in epithelial lining fluid (ELF) from the distal airways of a canine lung transplantation model. METHODS: Ischemic time was set to 18 hours to enhance lung injury in a left single-lung transplantation model. ELF was collected via bronchoscopic microsampling, a minimally-invasive technique allowing repeated sampling, hourly up to 5 hours after reperfusion started...
December 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228407/-sport-after-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty
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Friedrich Boettner, Maximilian F Kasparek, Kilian Rueckl, Christian Liebau
The introduction of new materials and better implant coatings seems to provide the prerequisites for more intense physical activities after total joint arthroplasties of the lower extremity. Despite recent advances in implant design and materials, recommendations for sport after total joint arthroplasty have not been updated over the past 20 years. The introduction of modern uncemented fixation as well as highly cross-linked polyethylene into total hip arthroplasty allow for a more active life-style without an increased risk of loosening or complications...
December 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228382/long-term-neurological-and-radiological-results-of-consecutive-63-unruptured-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms-clipped-via-lateral-supraorbital-keyhole-minicraniotomy
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Kentaro Mori, Kojiro Wada, Naoki Otani, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Satoshi Tomura, Satoru Takeuchi, Takuji Yamamoto, Yasuaki Nakao, Hajime Arai
BACKGROUND: Treatments for unruptured anterior communicating artery (AcomA) aneurysm have relatively high morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To assess the lateral supraorbital keyhole approach for safe and complete clipping of unruptured AcomA aneurysm and evaluate the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes, including cognitive and depressive status. METHODS: A total of 63 patients (aged 41-79 yr, mean 64 yr) with relatively small AcomA aneurysms clipped via the lateral supraorbital approach were retrospectively analyzed among the 105 AcomA aneurysms treated by clipping from 2005 to 2014...
December 7, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228381/the-etiology-and-impact-of-co-infections-in-children-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Vikki G Nolan, Sandra R Arnold, Anna M Bramley, Krow Ampofo, Derek J Williams, Carlos G Grijalva, Wesley H Self, Evan J Anderson, Richard G Wunderink, Kathryn M Edwards, Andrew T Pavia, Seema Jain, Jonathan A McCullers
Background: Recognition that co-infections are common in children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is increasing, but gaps remain in our understanding of their frequency and importance. Methods: We analyzed data from 2219 children hospitalized with CAP and compared demographics, clinical characteristics, and outcomes between groups with viruses alone, bacteria alone, or co-infections. We also assessed the frequency of selected pairings of co-detected pathogens and their clinical characteristics...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228373/medical-treatment-or-surgery-for-colorectal-endometriosis-results-of-a-shared-decision-making-approach
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Paolo Vercellini, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Riccardo Rosati, Dhouha Dridi, Anna Roberto, Paola Mosconi, Olga De Giorgi, Fulvia Milena Cribiù, Edgardo Somigliana
STUDY QUESTION: What is the degree of patient satisfaction in women with symptomatic colorectal endometriosis who choose medical or surgical treatment after a shared decision-making (SDM) process? SUMMARY ANSWER: The degree of satisfaction with treatment was high both in women who chose medical treatment with a low-dose oral contraceptive (OCP) or a progestin, and in those who chose to undergo surgical resection of bowel endometriosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Hormonal therapies and surgery for colorectal endometriosis have been investigated in non-comparative studies with inconsistent results...
December 8, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228372/a-novel-tomographic-imaging-probe-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-fungal-keratitis
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Min Hee Lee, Gregory Wiedman, Steven Park, Arkady Mustaev, Yanan Zhao, David S Perlin
Fungal keratitis is a leading cause of ocular morbidity and blindness in developing countries. Diagnosing fungal keratitis currently relies on a comparative evaluation of corneal biopsy or scraping using a direct microscopy and culture results. These methods not only carry the risk of developing complications due to the invasive tissue sampling but also are largely limited by diagnostic speed and accuracy, making it difficult to initiate timely appropriate antifungal therapy. Therefore, rapid and noninvasive diagnostic tools are a pressing need for improved outcomes for fungal keratitis...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228364/age-dependent-changes-in-mean-and-variance-of-gene-expression-across-tissues-in-a-twin-cohort
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Ana Viñuela, Andrew A Brown, Alfonso Buil, Pei-Chien Tsai, Matthew N Davies, Jordana T Bell, Emmanouil T Dermitzakis, Timothy D Spector, Kerrin S Small
Changes in mean and variance of gene expression with age have consequences for healthy aging and disease development. Age-dependent changes in phenotypic variance have been associated to a decline in regulatory functions leading to increase in disease risk. Here we investigate age-related mean and variance changes in gene expression measured by RNA-seq of fat, skin, whole blood and derived lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) expression from 855 adult female twins. We see evidence of up to 60% of age effects on transcription levels shared across tissues, and 47% of those on splicing...
December 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228313/transfusion-of-red-blood-cells-in-coronary-surgery-is-there-an-effect-on-long-term-mortality-when-adjusting-for-risk-factors-and-postoperative-complications
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Long Tran, Guri Greiff, Hilde Pleym, Alexander Wahba, Roar Stenseth, Vibeke Videm
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare long-term mortality in patients undergoing primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting who received ≥1 units of red blood cells (RBCs) or no RBCs. We hypothesized that a possible difference in long-term mortality was due to preoperative morbidity and/or postoperative morbidity. METHODS: This prospective cohort study, part of the Cardiac Surgery Outcome Study (CaSOS) at St. Olavs University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway, included patients operated on from 2000 through 2014 (n = 4014) and excluded those with large intra- or postoperative blood loss or 30-day mortality...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228302/susceptibility-of-hla-e-01-03-allele-carriers-to-develop-cytomegalovirus-replication-after-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
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Hana Guberina, Fabiola da Silva Nardi, Rafael Tomoya Michita, Sebastian Dolff, Anja Bienholz, Falko M Heinemann, Benjamin Wilde, Mirko Trilling, Peter A Horn, Andreas Kribben, Oliver Witzke, Vera Rebmann
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes serious complications among solid-organ transplant recipients. We report the positive correlation between the presence of the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-E*01:03 allele in living-donor kidney recipients and CMV reactivation during the first year after transplantation. Thus, the HLA-E recipient genotyping may help to identify CMV-prone patients who require individualized patient-based CMV management.
December 8, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228298/seedstor-a-germplasm-information-management-system-and-public-database
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R S P Horler, A Turner, P Fretter, M Ambrose
SeedStor (https://www.seedstor.ac.uk) acts as the publicly available database for the seed collections held by the Germplasm Resources Unit (GRU) based at the John Inness Centre, Norwich, UK. The GRU is a national capability supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The GRU curates' germplasm collections of a range of temperate cereal, legume and Brassica crops and their associated wild relatives as well as precise genetic stocks, near-isogenic lines and mapping populations...
December 8, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228203/in-vivo-cholinergic-basal-forebrain-atrophy-predicts-cognitive-decline-in-de-novo-parkinson-s-disease
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Nicola J Ray, Steven Bradburn, Christopher Murgatroyd, Umar Toseeb, Pablo Mir, George K Kountouriotis, Stefan J Teipel, Michel J Grothe
Cognitive impairments are a prevalent and disabling non-motor complication of Parkinson's disease, but with variable expression and progression. The onset of serious cognitive decline occurs alongside substantial cholinergic denervation, but imprecision of previously available techniques for in vivo measurement of cholinergic degeneration limit their use as predictive cognitive biomarkers. However, recent developments in stereotactic mapping of the cholinergic basal forebrain have been found useful for predicting cognitive decline in prodromal stages of Alzheimer's disease...
December 8, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228163/ethical-challenges-confronted-when-providing-nusinersen-treatment-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Alyssa M Burgart, David Magnus, Holly K Tabor, Erin Daksha-Talati Paquette, Joel Frader, Jaqueline J Glover, Brian M Jackson, Charlotte H Harrison, David K Urion, Robert J Graham, John F Brandsema, Chris Feudtner
The US Food and Drug Administration's December 2016 approval of nusinersen for the treatment of patients with all subtypes of spinal muscular atrophy ushered in a new era for patients with spinal muscular atrophy, their families, and all those involved in their care. The extreme cost of the medication and the complicated logistical requirements for administering nusinersen via lumbar puncture have created practical challenges that raise important ethical considerations. We discuss 6 challenges faced at the institutional level in the United States: cost, limited evidence, informed consent, treatment allocation, fair distribution of responsibilities, and transparency with stakeholders...
December 11, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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