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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933703/effects-of-cpap-therapy-on-visceral-fat-thickness-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-adipokines-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Susanna S S Ng, Eric K H Liu, Ronald C W Ma, Tat-On Chan, Kin-Wang To, Ken K P Chan, Jenny Ngai, Wing-Ho Yip, Fanny W S Ko, Chun-Kwok Wong, David S C Hui
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with an increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome. This study explores the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for patients with OSA on visceral and mesenteric fat thickness, carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and adipokines. METHODS: A randomized controlled study was conducted at a teaching hospital on 90 patients newly diagnosed with OSA to receive either therapeutic CPAP or subtherapeutic CPAP for 3 months...
December 9, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933693/heart-transplantation-in-children-with-intellectual-disability-an-analysis-of-the-unos-database
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Alexander N Goel, Amit Iyengar, Kenneth Schowengerdt, Andrew C Fiore, Charles B Huddleston
Heart transplantation in children with intellectual disability (ID) is an issue of debate due to the shortage of available donor organs. We sought to perform the first large-scale retrospective cohort study describing the prevalence and outcomes of heart transplantation in this population. The United Network of Organ Sharing database was queried from 2008 to 2015 for pediatric patients (age <19 years) receiving first, isolated heart transplant. Recipients were divided into three subgroups: definite ID, probable ID, and no ID...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933429/establishing-the-values-for-patient-engagement-pe-in-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-research-an-international-multiple-stakeholder-perspective
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Kirstie Haywood, Anne Lyddiatt, Samantha J Brace-McDonnell, Sophie Staniszewska, Sam Salek
PURPOSE: Active patient engagement is increasingly viewed as essential to ensuring that patient-driven perspectives are considered throughout the research process. However, guidance for patient engagement (PE) in HRQoL research does not exist, the evidence-base for practice is limited, and we know relatively little about underpinning values that can impact on PE practice. This is the first study to explore the values that should underpin PE in contemporary HRQoL research to help inform future good practice guidance...
December 8, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933214/integrating-next-generation-sequencing-into-clinical-oncology-strategies-promises-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Peter Horak, Stefan Fröhling, Hanno Glimm
We live in an era of genomic medicine. The past five years brought about many significant achievements in the field of cancer genetics, driven by rapidly evolving technologies and plummeting costs of next-generation sequencing (NGS). The official completion of the Cancer Genome Project in 2014 led many to envision the clinical implementation of cancer genomic data as the next logical step in cancer therapy. Stemming from this vision, the term 'precision oncology' was coined to illustrate the novelty of this individualised approach...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933172/brown-tumor-of-the-jaw-after-pregnancy-and-lactation-in-a-men1-patient
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Anna Casteràs, Lídia Darder, Carles Zafon, Juan Antonio Hueto, Margarita Alberola, Enric Caubet, Jordi Mesa
: Skeletal manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) include brown tumors (BT), which are osteoclastic focal lesions often localized in the jaws. Brown tumors are a rare manifestation of pHTP in Europe and USA; however, they are frequent in developing countries, probably related to vitamin D deficiency and longer duration and severity of disease. In the majority of cases, the removal of the parathyroid adenoma is enough for the bone to remineralize, but other cases require surgery...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932895/are-patients-and-doctors-accounts-of-the-first-specialist-consultation-for-chronic-back-pain-in-agreement
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Kathy B White, John Lee, Amanda C de C Williams
INTRODUCTION: The first consultation at a specialist pain clinic is potentially a pivotal event in a patient's pain history, affecting treatment adherence and engagement with longer term self-management. What doctors communicate to patients about their chronic pain and how patients interpret doctors' messages and explanations in pain consultations are under-investigated, particularly in specialist care. Yet, patients value personalized information about their pain problem. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients in their first specialist pain clinic consultation and the doctors they consulted were interviewed shortly after the consultation...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932892/the-evolution-of-the-diminishing-role-of-extrapleural-pneumonectomy-in-the-surgical-management-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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REVIEW
Abdel-Ghani Azzouqa, James P Stevenson
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon and aggressive thoracic malignancy that is rarely curable, even when multimodality therapy is used. Systemic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for the majority of patients with this disease; however, surgical resection may benefit a subset of patients with early-stage disease. The surgical approach that offers the best outcomes remains an area of controversy, with data from retrospective comparisons being the only guide. Historically, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) has been the standard procedure, carrying with it a cost of significant morbidity and impact on quality of life that has raised questions regarding its routine application...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932549/proteolytic-degradation-of-heat-shock-protein-a2-occurs-in-response-to-oxidative-stress-in-male-germ-cells-of-the-mouse
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Elizabeth G Bromfield, R John Aitken, Eileen A McLaughlin, Brett Nixon
STUDY QUESTION: Does oxidative stress compromise the protein expression of heat shock protein A2 (HSPA2) in the developing germ cells of the mouse testis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oxidative stress leads to the modification of HSPA2 by the lipid aldehyde 4-hydroxynonenal (4HNE) and initiates its degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome system. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous work has revealed a deficiency in HSPA2 protein expression within the spermatozoa of infertile men that have failed fertilization in a clinical setting...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932526/human-plasma-n-glycosylation-as-analyzed-by-maldi-fticr-ms-associates-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-metabolic-health
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Karli R Reiding, L Renee Ruhaak, Hae-Won Uh, Said El Bouhaddani, Erik B van den Akker, Rosina Plomp, Liam A McDonnell, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, P Eline Slagboom, Marian Beekman, Manfred Wuhrer
Glycosylation is an abundant co- and post-translational protein modification of importance to protein processing and activity. While not template-defined, glycosylation does reflect the biological state of an organism and is a high-potential biomarker for disease and patient stratification. However, to interpret a complex but informative sample like the total plasma N-glycome (TPNG), it is important to establish its baseline association with plasma protein levels and systemic processes. Thus far, large scale studies (n > 200) of the TPNG have been performed with methods of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation, which, while being informative, are limited in resolving the structural complexity of plasma N-glycans...
December 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932341/older-patient-considering-treatment-for-advanced-renal-disease-protocol-for-a-scoping-review-of-the-information-available-for-shared-decision-making
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Rajesh Raj, Kiran D K Ahuja, Mai Frandsen, Matthew Jose
INTRODUCTION: Older adults constitute the largest group of patients on dialysis in most parts of the world. Management of advanced renal disease in the older adult is complex; treatment outcomes and prognosis can be markedly different from younger patients. Clinical teams caring for such patients are often called on to provide information regarding prognosis and outcomes with treatment-particularly, the comparison between having dialysis treatment versus not having dialysis. These discussions can be difficult for clinicians because they have to contend with incomplete or nascent data regarding prognosis and outcomes in this age group...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932261/does-adding-clinical-data-to-administrative-data-improve-agreement-among-hospital-quality-measures
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Amresh D Hanchate, Kelly L Stolzmann, Amy K Rosen, Aaron S Fink, Michael Shwartz, Arlene S Ash, Hassen Abdulkerim, Mary Jo V Pugh, Priti Shokeen, Ann Borzecki
BACKGROUND: Hospital performance measures based on patient mortality and readmission have indicated modest rates of agreement. We examined if combining clinical data on laboratory tests and vital signs with administrative data leads to improved agreement with each other, and with other measures of hospital performance in the nation's largest integrated health care system. METHODS: We used patient-level administrative and clinical data, and hospital-level data on quality indicators, for 2007-2010 from the Veterans Health Administration (VA)...
December 5, 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932131/t-tube-systematic-use-in-the-biliary-anastomosis-comparison-of-two-consecutive-series-of-liver-transplantation
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C M García Bernardo, I González-Pinto Arrillaga, A Miyar de León, V Cadahia Rodrigo, L González Dieguez, L Barneo Serra, L Vázquez Velasco
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to check the frequency of biliary complications with the use of a T-tube. In 2012, throughout the year, it was carried out systematically in all liver transplantations regardless of the characteristics of the bile duct. Despite the long experience, biliary complications remain a common cause of postoperative morbidity and mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study we compared complications in 23 consecutive transplantation cases using T-tube biliary anastomosis during the year 2012 with 23 consecutive transplantation cases without T-tube during the year 2013...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932107/antibody-mediated-acute-vascular-rejection-of-kidney-allografts-fifteen-year-follow-up
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B Rodríguez Cubillo, I Pérez Flores, N Calvo, A Pascual, J A Cortés, M A Moreno, J Blanco, A Sánchez Fructuoso
BACKGROUND: Although acute vascular rejection (AVR) is associated with a high risk of graft loss, it remains unclear whether AVR with accompanied cellular or humoral rejection (AHR) has dissimilar outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine the association between subtypes of AVR and graft loss. METHODS: We assessed patients who provided biopsy samples for acute allograft rejection from 1998 to 2014. To investigate distinct rejection patterns, we retrospectively assessed rejection episodes with review of graft histology as well as donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies when available...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932071/clinical-predictors-and-outcome-implications-of-early-readmission-in-lung-transplant-recipients
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Asishana A Osho, Anthony W Castleberry, Babatunde A Yerokun, Michael S Mulvihill, Justin Rucker, Laurie D Snyder, Robert D Davis, Matthew G Hartwig
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors and outcome implications for 30-day hospital readmission in lung transplant recipients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of lung transplant cases from a single, high-volume lung transplant program between January 2000 and March 2012. Demographic and health data were reviewed for all patients. Risk factors for 30-day readmission (defined as readmission within 30 days of discharge from index lung transplant hospitalization) were modeled using logistic regression, with selection of parameters by backward elimination...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931994/patient-knowledge-of-anticoagulant-treatment-does-not-correlate-with-treatment-quality
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M S Nybo, J Skov
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to investigate whether patient knowledge is a predictor of treatment stability in anticoagulant clinic patients and to evaluate the correlation between the patients' subjective assessment of own knowledge and their score on a validated knowledge assessment instrument. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study where international normalized ratio (INR) stability was followed up 6 months after knowledge assessment. METHODS: We analyzed data of 42 consecutive patients new to vitamin-K antagonist (VKA) treatment and 64 experienced patients from an anticoagulant clinic offering patient education...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931962/imaging-of-vasculitis-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Francesco Muratore, Nicolò Pipitone, Carlo Salvarani, Wolfgang A Schmidt
The increasing availability and improvement of imaging techniques are making a profound impact in the evaluation and management of patients with vasculitis, particularly for those with large vessel vasculitis, and will most likely play an ever more important role in the future. Deep, large vessels can be examined by CT or MRI, while ultrasound is the method of choice for the evaluation of superficial vessels (such as temporal, carotid, and axillary arteries). PET is very sensitive in detecting large vessel inflammation, but it does not delineate the vessel wall...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931733/patient-experiences-with-pregnancy-planning-and-perspectives-on-reproductive-care-in-community-health-centers-a%C3%A2-qualitative-study-of-african-american-women-in-chicago
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Rachel E Stones, Debra B Stulberg, Jennifer K Bello Kottenstette
INTRODUCTION: Given the potential benefits of preventive reproductive health care for both women and children, it is important that clinicians routinely offer preconception and contraceptive counseling in ways that are responsive to patients' wishes. The goal of this study is to gain knowledge about the components of preventive reproductive health care that patients at Federally Qualified Health Centers value, and to elicit patient perspectives on how best to deliver this care. METHODS: We conducted three focus groups with African American women (n = 21) at two Federally Qualified Health Centers in Chicago...
December 5, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931700/pediatric-tonsillectomy-and-ketorolac
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Lesley D Phillips-Reed, Paul N Austin, Ricardo E Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: The use of ketorolac in children undergoing tonsillectomy remains limited because of the concern about postoperative bleeding. METHODS: A search was performed addressing the question: For patients undergoing a surgical tonsillectomy, does a weight-appropriate single dose of intravenous ketorolac affect the incidence of postoperative hemorrhage? RESULTS: Five systematic reviews met the inclusion criteria. A Cochrane Review included 15 studies with 1,101 pediatric subjects and focused on perioperative bleeding requiring intervention...
December 2016: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931654/the-response-of-the-microcirculation-to-mechanical-support-of-the-heart-in-critical-illness
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REVIEW
Sakir Akin, Atila Kara, Corstiaan A den Uil, Can Ince
Critical illness associated with cardiac pump failure results in reduced tissue perfusion in all organs and occurs in various conditions such as sepsis, cardiogenic shock, and heart failure. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices can be used to maintain organ perfusion in patients with cardiogenic shock and decompensated chronic heart failure. However, correction of global hemodynamic parameters by MCS does not always cause a parallel improvement in microcirculatory perfusion and oxygenation of the organ systems, a condition referred to as a loss of hemodynamic coherence between macro- and microcirculation (MC)...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931653/hemodynamic-coherence-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients
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REVIEW
Ö Erdem, J W Kuiper, D Tibboel
Differences in physiology and pathophysiology make the treatment of developing, critically ill children particularly challenging as compared to that of adults. Significant differences in the cardiovascular system of neonates and children in size, weight, body proportions, and metabolism should be considered. Hemodynamic monitoring is crucial for early warning of pending deterioration and to guide therapy. Current monitoring is limited to the macrocirculation, but an adequately functioning macrocirculation does not guarantee a well-functioning microcirculation...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
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