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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719899/the-relationship-between-mmp-2-1306c-t-and-mmp-9-1562c-t-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-and-prognosis-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-chinese-population-a-case-control-study
#1
Cong-Meng Lin, Yan-Ling Zeng, Min Xiao, Xu-Qiao Mei, Lv-Ying Shen, Meng-Xian Guo, Zhe-Yao Lin, Qi-Fa Liu, Tin Yang
BACKGROUND: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is a malignant hematological disease and is often accompanied by a variety of genetic abnormalities. Hence, our study aims to investigate the relationship between MMP-2 -1306C>T and MMP-9 -1562C>T polymorphisms and the risk and prognosis of T-ALL. METHODS: From April 2009 to February 2011, a total of 376 T-ALL patients were chosen as the case group. Meanwhile, 352 healthy people who passed routine health examinations were selected as the control group...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688158/determination-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-grade-by-needle-biopsy-is-unreliable-for-liver-transplant-candidate-selection
#2
Colin M Court, Michael P Harlander-Locke, Daniela Markovic, Samuel W French, Bita V Naini, David S Lu, Steven S Raman, Fady M Kaldas, Ali Zarrinpar, Douglas G Farmer, Richard S Finn, Saeed Sadeghi, James S Tomlinson, Ronald W Busuttil, Vatche G Agopian
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of preoperative needle biopsy (PNB) grading of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as a biomarker for liver transplant (LT) candidate selection. BACKGROUND: Given the prognostic significance of HCC tumor grade, PNB grading has been proposed as a biomarker for LT candidate selection. METHODS: Clinicopathologic characteristics of HCC LT recipients (1989-2014) with a PNB were analyzed, and concordance of PNB grade to explant grade and vascular invasion was assessed to determine whether incorporation of PNB grade to accepted transplant criteria improved candidate selection...
July 7, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686352/the-ratio-of-visceral-to-subcutaneous-fat-area-predicts-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Tatsuya Fukuda, Ryotaro Bouchi, Takato Takeuchi, Yujiro Nakano, Masanori Murakami, Isao Minami, Hajime Izumiyama, Koshi Hashimoto, Takanobu Yoshimoto, Yoshihiro Ogawa
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: To investigate whether the ratio of visceral fat area (VFA) to subcutaneous fat area (SFA) (V/S ratio) could be predictive of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as compared with VFA or SFA in patients with diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 682 patients with type 2 diabetes (mean age 64 ± 13 years; 41% female) were enrolled. VFA (cm(2) ) and SFA (cm(2) ) were assessed by dual bioelectrical impedance analyzer (BIA). The patients were divided into four groups according to the quartiles of V/S ratio...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684396/cardiac-stress-and-inflammatory-markers-as-predictors-of-heart-failure-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-advance-trial
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Toshiaki Ohkuma, Min Jun, Mark Woodward, Sophia Zoungas, Mark E Cooper, Diederick E Grobbee, Pavel Hamet, Giuseppe Mancia, Bryan Williams, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Jonathan E Shaw, Kazem Rahimi, John Chalmers
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the individual and combined effect of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and hs-CRP on the prediction of heart failure incidence or progression in patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A nested case-cohort study was conducted in 3,098 participants with type 2 diabetes in the Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron Modified Release Controlled Evaluation (ADVANCE) trial...
July 6, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682476/plasma-levels-of-hgf-and-plgf-predict-mortality-in-a-general-population-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kristiina Santalahti, Aki Havulinna, Mikael Maksimow, Tanja Zeller, Stefan Blankenberg, Aki Vehtari, Heikki Joensuu, Sirpa Jalkanen, Veikko Salomaa, Marko Salmi
BACKGROUND: Circulating levels of growth factors involved in leukocyte production and angiogenesis could be indicative of underlying aberrations of tissue homeostasis and therefore be utilized as predictors of risk for all-cause cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer mortality. METHODS: Baseline plasma levels of a range of growth factors were measured in two cohorts of the population-based FINRISK study (1997 Discovery cohort, N=8444, aged 25-74; 2002 Replication cohort, N=2951, aged 51-74 years) using a multiplexed bead array methodology and ELISA...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680715/actual-5-year-nutritional-outcomes-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Ki Hyun Kim, Dong Jin Park, Young Suk Park, Sang Hoon Ahn, Do Joong Park, Hyung Ho Kim
PURPOSE: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the rarely reported long-term nutritional results of patients with gastric cancer after curative gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the prospectively collected medical records of 658 patients who underwent radical gastrectomy with curative intent for gastric cancer from January 2008 to December 2009 and had no recurrences. All patients were followed for 5 years. Nutritional statuses were assessed using measurements of body weight, serum hemoglobin, total lymphocyte count (TLC), protein, albumin, cholesterol, and nutritional risk index (NRI)...
June 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680309/a-structural-model-of-depression-based-on-interpersonal-relationships-the-mediating-role-of-coping-strategies-and-loneliness
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Elahe Majd Ara, Siavash Talepasand, Ali Mohammad Rezaei
INTRODUCTION: The present study was conducted with the aim of examining the structural model of interpersonal relationships and depression using coping strategies and loneliness as mediators. METHODS: Using multistage random sampling, 301 high-school students were selected from Minudasht city, Iran. The participants were aksed to complete the Network of Relationships Inventory (NRI); the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (Lazarus and Folkman); the Children's Loneliness Scale (CLS); and the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21)...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674321/incremental-prognostic-value-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-high-risk-plaque-characteristics-in-asymptomatic-patients
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Kazuhisa Takamura, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Takeshi Kondo, Makoto Hiki, Yuko Kawaguchi, Etsuro Kato, Hiroyuki Daida
AIM: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) findings of positive remodeling (index >1.1) and low-attenuation plaque (<30 Hounsfield units) are recognized as CT-verified high-risk plaque (CT-HRP). Therefore, we investigated the incremental prognostic value of evaluation of plaque characteristics using CCTA in asymptomatic patients. METHODS: Overall, 495 consecutive patients without any known coronary artery disease who underwent CCTA were included in this study...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672970/effect-of-vitamin-d-on-the-learning-and-memory-ability-of-fgr-rat-and-nmda-receptor-expression-in-hippocampus
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Lu Zong, Ping Chu, Pu Huang, Yulin Guo, Ye Lv
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of vitamin D (VD) on the learning and memory ability of fetal growth restriction (FGR) rat and the expression of NMDA receptor in hippocampus. The FGR models of rat were established through passive smoking, and divided into two groups randomly, i.e. the control group and the observation group. Rats were fed regular diet with the addition of VD in the observation group. The serum level of 25(OH)-D3 was assayed in both groups of the rats at different time points using ELISA, and the learning and memory ability of rat aged 30 days were evaluated using Morris water maze and passive avoidance test...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663384/ct-angiography-images-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-provide-a-better-prediction-of-risk-than-traditional-risk-factors-in-asymptomatic-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-a-long-term-study-of-clinical-outcomes
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Kwan Yong Lee, Byung-Hee Hwang, Tae-Hoon Kim, Chan Jun Kim, Jin-Jin Kim, Eun-Ho Choo, Ik Jun Choi, Young Choi, Ha-Wook Park, Yoon-Seok Koh, Pum-Joon Kim, Jong Min Lee, Mi-Jeong Kim, Doo Soo Jeon, Jae-Hyoung Cho, Jung Im Jung, Ki-Bae Seung, Kiyuk Chang
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the efficacy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in predicting the long-term risks in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and compared it with traditional risk factors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We analyzed 933 patients with asymptomatic type 2 diabetes who underwent CCTA. Stenosis was considered obstructive (≥50%) in each coronary artery segment using CCTA. The extent and severity scores for coronary artery disease (CAD) were evaluated...
June 29, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658940/superior-prognostic-value-of-cumulative-intracranial-tumor-volume-relative-to-largest-intracranial-tumor-volume-stereotactic-radiosurgery-treated-brain-metastasis-patients
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Brian R Hirshman, Bayard Wilson, Mir Amaan Ali, James A Proudfoot, Takao Koiso, Osamu Nagano, Bob S Carter, Toru Serizawa, Masaaki Yamamoto, Clark C Chen
BACKGROUND: Two intracranial tumor volume variables have been shown to prognosticate survival of stereotactic-radiosurgery-treated brain metastasis patients: the largest intracranial tumor volume (LITV) and the cumulative intracranial tumor volume (CITV). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the prognostic value of the Scored Index for Radiosurgery (SIR) model can be improved by replacing one of its components-LITV-with CITV. METHODS: We compared LITV and CITV in terms of their survival prognostication using a series of multivariable models that included known components of the SIR: age, Karnofsky Performance Score, status of extracranial disease, and the number of brain metastases...
June 27, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653159/could-a-feeding-jejunostomy-be-integrated-into-a-standardized-preoperative-management-of-oeso-gastric-junction-adenocarcinoma
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Simone Manfredelli, Jean-Baptiste Delhorme, Aïna Venkatasamy, Christian Gaiddon, Cécile Brigand, Serge Rohr, Benoît Romain
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of a feeding jejunostomy (FJ) on the preoperative management of patients with an oesogastric adenocarcinoma (OGA). METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2014, patients with potentially resectable OGA were enrolled in a perioperative chemotherapy protocol. FJ was performed before starting perioperative treatments in patients presenting with dysphagia or with a nutritional risk index (NRI) <97.5. The patients who did not require a FJ served as a control group...
June 26, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652873/the-value-of-complementing-administrative-data-with-abstracted-information-on-smoking-and-obesity-a-study-in-kidney-cancer
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Madhur Nayan, Robert J Hamilton, Antonio Finelli, Peter C Austin, Girish S Kulkarni, David N Juurlink
INTRODUCTION: Variables, such as smoking and obesity, are rarely available in administrative databases. We explored the added value of including these data in an administrative database study evaluating the association of statin use with survival in kidney cancer. METHODS: We linked administrative data with chart-abstracted data on smoking and obesity for 808 patients undergoing nephrectomy for kidney cancer. Base models consisted of variables from administrative databases (age, sex, year of surgery, and different measures of comorbidity [to compare their sensitivity to smoking and obesity data]); extended models added chart-abstracted data...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651919/st2-predicts-survival-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Johannes Schmid, Tatjana Stojakovic, David Zweiker, Hubert Scharnagl, Ralph D Maderthaner, Daniel Scherr, Robert Maier, Albrecht Schmidt, Winfried März, Josepha S Binder, Peter P Rainer
OBJECTIVE: To assess soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) serum concentrations and predict mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 74 patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) who underwent TAVI and matched them to patients without aortic valve disease (n=74). AS patients underwent comprehensive echocardiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and laboratory examinations...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650254/proteomics-to-predict-the-response-to-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-a-supervised-cluster-analysis-based-protein-score
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Bvj Cuppen, Rde Fritsch-Stork, I Eekhout, W de Jager, A C Marijnissen, Jwj Bijlsma, M Custers, J M van Laar, Fpjg Lafeber, Pmj Welsing
OBJECTIVE: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is of major importance to identify non-responders to tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors (TNFi) before starting treatment, to prevent a delay in effective treatment. We developed a protein score for the response to TNFi treatment in RA and investigated its predictive value. METHOD: In RA patients eligible for biological treatment included in the BiOCURA registry, 53 inflammatory proteins were measured using xMAP® technology...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642976/prognostic-role-of-a-new-risk-index-for-the-prediction-of-30-day-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-the-age-mean-arterial-pressure-index-amapi
#16
Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Claudio Picariello, Mauro Carraro, Pietro Zonzin, Loris Roncon
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third cause of cardiovascular (CV) mortality. We evaluated a new risk index, named Age-Mean Arterial Pressure Index (AMAPI), to predict 30-day CV mortality in patients with acute PE. Data of 209 patients (44.0% male and 56.0% female, mean age 70.58 ± 14.14 years) with confirmed acute PE were retrospectively analysed. AMAPI was calculated as the ratio between age and mean arterial pressure (MAP), which was defined as [systolic blood pressure + (2 × diastolic blood pressure)]/3...
June 22, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627112/asymptotic-distribution-of-%C3%A2-auc-nris-and-idi-based-on-theory-of-u-statistics
#17
Olga V Demler, Michael J Pencina, Nancy R Cook, Ralph B D'Agostino
The change in area under the curve (∆AUC), the integrated discrimination improvement (IDI), and net reclassification index (NRI) are commonly used measures of risk prediction model performance. Some authors have reported good validity of associated methods of estimating their standard errors (SE) and construction of confidence intervals, whereas others have questioned their performance. To address these issues, we unite the ∆AUC, IDI, and three versions of the NRI under the umbrella of the U-statistics family...
June 19, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614421/zero-calcium-score-as-a-filter-for-further-testing-in-patients-admitted-to-the-coronary-care-unit-with-chest-pain
#18
Luis Cláudio Lemos Correia, Fábio P Esteves, Manuela Carvalhal, Thiago Menezes Barbosa de Souza, Nicole de Sá, Vitor Calixto de Almeida Correia, Felipe Kalil Beirão Alexandre, Fernanda Lopes, Felipe Ferreira, Márcia Noya-Rabelo
Background: The accuracy of zero coronary calcium score as a filter in patients with chest pain has been demonstrated at the emergency room and outpatient clinics, populations with low prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Objective: To test the gatekeeping role of zero calcium score in patients with chest pain admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU), where the pretest probability of CAD is higher than that of other populations. Methods: Patients underwent computed tomography for calcium scoring, and obstructive CAD was defined by a minimum 70% stenosis on invasive angiography...
June 12, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605634/atomoxetine-a-norepinephrine-reuptake-inhibitor-reduces-seizure-induced-respiratory-arrest
#19
Honghai Zhang, Haiting Zhao, Hua-Jun Feng
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a devastating epilepsy complication, and no effective preventive strategies are currently available for this fatal disorder. Clinical and animal studies of SUDEP demonstrate that seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) is the primary event leading to death after generalized seizures in many cases. Enhancing brain levels of serotonin reduces S-IRA in animal models relevant to SUDEP, including the DBA/1 mouse. Given that serotonin in the brain plays an important role in modulating respiration and arousal, these findings suggest that deficits in respiration and/or arousal may contribute to S-IRA...
June 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571186/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-type-2-diabetics-aged-over-60-years
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Sadhna Sharma, Biju Govind, Sujeet Kumar Naidu, Srinivas Kinjarapu, Mohammed Rasool
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections are frequently encountered among diabetic patients and the incidence rate increases with age. There have been growing research to identify the clinical profile of urinary tract infections in diabetic patients. However, such studies on elderly patients are rare. AIM: To determine the risk factors, clinical/laboratory profiles, causative organisms and antimicrobial susceptibilities in type 2 diabetics aged over 60 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective single centre study was conducted at NRI Medical College and General Hospital, Guntur, India, between November 2012 and November 2014...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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