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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155316/influence-of-age-on-acute-and-chronic-gvhd-in-children-receiving-hla-identical-sibling-bmt-for-acute-leukemia-implications-for-prophylaxis
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Muna Qayed, Tao Wang, Michael T Hemmer, Stephen Spellman, Mukta Arora, Daniel Couriel, Amin Alousi, Joseph Pidala, Hisham Abdel-Azim, Mahmoud Aljuf, Mouhab Ayas, Menachem Bitan, Mitchell Cairo, Sung Won Choi, Christopher Dandoy, David Delgado, Robert Peter Gale, Gregory Hale, Haydar Frangoul, Rammurti T Kamble, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Leslie Lehman, John Levine, Margaret MacMillan, David I Marks, Taiga Nishihori, Richard F Olsson, Peiman Hematti, Olov Ringden, Ayman Saad, Prakash Satwani, Bipin N Savani, Kirk R Schultz, Sachiko Seo, Shalini Shenoy, Edmund K Waller, Lolie Yu, Mary M Horowitz, John Horan
Relapse remains the major cause of mortality post hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for pediatric acute leukemia. Previous research suggests that reducing the intensity of calcineurin inhibitor based graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis may be an effective strategy in abrogating the risk of relapse in pediatric patients undergoing matched sibling donor (MSD) HCT. We reasoned that benefits of this strategy could be maximized by selectively applying it to those patients least likely to develop GVHD...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153772/effectiveness-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-aortic-stenosis-in-patients-with-porcelain-aorta
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Fernando Ramirez-Del Val, Sameer A Hirji, Maroun Yammine, Julius I Ejiofor, Siobhan McGurk, Anthony Norman, Prem Shekar, Sary Aranki, Deepak L Bhatt, Pinak Shah, Lawrence H Cohn, Tsuyoshi Kaneko
Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients with porcelain aorta is considered a high-risk procedure. Hence, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is emerging as the intervention of choice. However, there is a paucity of data directly comparing TAVI with SAVR in patients with porcelain aorta. We compared outcomes of TAVI versus SAVR in high-risk patients with porcelain between March 2012 and June 2015. The TAVI group included 54 patients, whereas 130 SAVR patients with porcelain aorta were identified (operated on between 2004 and 2015)...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149469/cuffed-versus-uncuffed-endotracheal-tubes-for-general-anaesthesia-in-children-aged-eight-years-and-under
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Flavia A De Orange, Rebeca Gac Andrade, Andrea Lemos, Paulo Sgn Borges, José N Figueiroa, Pete G Kovatsis
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of endotracheal intubation in paediatrics, uncuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) have been the standard of care for children under eight years old, based on the presumption that complications, particularly postoperative stridor, are higher with cuffed ETTs. The major disadvantages of uncuffed ETTs cited for this shift in procedure include the difficulty in achieving tidal volumes due to leakage around an uncuffed ETT. To seal the airway adequately, uncuffed tubes may need to be exchanged for another tube with a larger diameter, which sometimes requires several attempts before the appropriate size is found...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149327/focused-time-lapse-analysis-reveals-novel-aspects-of-human-fertilization-and-suggests-new-parameters-of-embryo-viability
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G Coticchio, M Mignini Renzini, P V Novara, M Lain, E De Ponti, D Turchi, R Fadini, M Dal Canto
STUDY QUESTION: Can focused application of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) lead to a more detailed map of the morphokinetics of human fertilization, revealing novel or neglected aspects of this process? SUMMARY ANSWER: Intensive harnessing of TLM reveals novel or previously poorly characterised phenomena of fertilization, such as a cytoplasmic wave (CW) preceding pronuclear formation and kinetics of pronuclear chromatin polarization, thereby suggesting novel non-invasive biomarkers of embryo quality...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149140/optimization-of-postoperative-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-with-opioid-dexmedetomidine-combinations-an-updated-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ke Peng, Juan Zhang, Xiao-Wen Meng, Hua-Yue Liu, Fu-Hai Ji
BACKGROUND: It is still a challenge to optimize postoperative pain management. The effects of adding dexmedetomidine (DEX) to opioid-based postoperative intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) are not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of opioid-DEX combinations for postoperative PCA, and a trial sequential analysis (TSA) is utilized to evaluate the robustness of the current evidence. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146532/potential-u-s-population-impact-of-the-2017-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-high-blood-pressure-guideline
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Paul Muntner, Robert M Carey, Samuel Gidding, Daniel W Jones, Sandra J Taler, Jackson T Wright, Paul K Whelton
BACKGROUND: The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults provides recommendations for the definition of hypertension, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) thresholds for initiation of antihypertensive medication and BP target goals. OBJECTIVE: Determine the prevalence of hypertension, implications of recommendations for antihypertensive medication and prevalence of BP above the treatment goal among US adults using criteria from the 2017 ACC/AHA and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) guidelines...
November 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145465/hospital-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-risk-factors-in-south-african-tertiary-public-hospitals
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Liliwe L Shuping, Lazarus Kuonza, Alfred Musekiwa, Samantha Iyaloo, Olga Perovic
INTRODUCTION: Hospital-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (HA-MRSA) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We conducted a study to determine risk factors for HA-MRSA in order to inform control strategies in South Africa. METHODS: We used surveillance data collected from five tertiary hospitals in Gauteng and Western Cape provinces during 2014 for analysis. A case of HA-MRSA was defined as isolation of MRSA from a blood culture 48 hours after admission and/or if the patient was hospitalised in the six months prior to the current culture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145407/predicting-mortality-and-hospitalization-of-older-adults-by-the-multimorbidity-frailty-index
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Yao-Chun Wen, Liang-Kung Chen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Existing operational definitions of frailty are personnel-costly and time-consuming, resulting in estimates with a small sample size that cannot be generalized to the population level. The objectives were to develop a multimorbidity frailty index using Taiwan's claim database, and to understand its ability to predict adverse event. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study. Subjects aged 65 to 100 years who have full National Health Insurance coverage in 2005 were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145197/inflammatory-and-angiogenic-factors-linked-to-longitudinal-microvascular-changes-in-hemodialysis-patients-irrespective-of-treatment-dose-intensity
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Nicos Mitsides, Tom Cornelis, Natascha J H Broers, Nanada M P Diederen, Paul Brenchley, Nicole Heitink-Ter Braak, Frank M van der Sande, Casper G Schalkwijk, Jeroen P Kooman, Sandip Mitra
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a major contributor to the poor outcomes observed in hemodialysis. We investigated the relationship between hemodialysis intensity and vascular parameters in high-dose (HDHD; >12hrs/week) and Conventional (CHD; ≤12hrs/week) hemodialysis intensity over a 6-month period. METHODS: We present the 6-month longitudinal analysis of a 2-year multicenter study investigating the effects of HDHD on cardiovascular parameters. We used pulse wave velocity, 24hr ambulatory blood pressure and sublingual dark field capillaroscopy measurements to assess macro- and microcirculation on 6-monthly basis...
November 16, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143594/the-gene-smart-study-method-study-design-and-preliminary-findings
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REVIEW
Xu Yan, Nir Eynon, Ioannis D Papadimitriou, Jujiao Kuang, Fiona Munson, Oren Tirosh, Lannie O'Keefe, Lyn R Griffiths, Kevin J Ashton, Nuala Byrne, Yannis P Pitsiladis, David J Bishop
The gene SMART (genes and the Skeletal Muscle Adaptive Response to Training) Study aims to identify genetic variants that predict the response to both a single session of High-Intensity Interval Exercise (HIIE) and to four weeks of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). While the training and testing centre is located at Victoria University, Melbourne, three other centres have been launched at Bond University, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Brighton, UK. Currently 39 participants have already completed the study and the overall aim is to recruit 200 moderately-trained, healthy Caucasians participants (all males 18-45 y, BMI < 30)...
November 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143320/accelerometer-measured-physical-activity-and-mortality-in-women-aged-63-to-99
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Michael J LaMonte, David M Buchner, Eileen Rillamas-Sun, Chongzhi Di, Kelley R Evenson, John Bellettiere, Cora E Lewis, I-Min Lee, Lesly F Tinker, Rebecca Seguin, Oleg Zaslovsky, Charles B Eaton, Marcia L Stefanick, Andrea Z LaCroix
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively examine associations between accelerometer-measured physical activity (PA) and mortality in older women, with an emphasis on light-intensity PA. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with baseline data collection between March 2012 and April 2014. SETTING: Women's Health Initiative cohort in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling women aged 63 to 99 (N = 6,382). MEASUREMENTS: Minutes per day of usual PA measured using hip-worn triaxial accelerometers, physical functioning measured using the Short Physical Performance Battery, mortality follow-up for a mean 3...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142896/sodium-variability-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-severe-burn-injury
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Soman Sen, Nam Tran, Brian Chan, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Kiho Cho
Background: Dysnatremias are associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. Hypernatremia in burn patients is also associated with poor survival. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that high plasma sodium variability is a marker for increased mortality in severely burn-injured patients. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of adult burn patients with a burn injury of 15% total body surface area (TBSA) or greater from 2010 to 2014. All patients included in the study had at least three serum sodium levels checked during admission...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142378/comparison-of-awareness-of-patient-parameters-between-two-groups-of-caregivers-in-intensive-care-unit
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Mohandeep Kaur, Saurav Mitra Mustafi, Manila Singh, Anupama Gill Sharma, Vinod Bala Dhir, Jyoti Sharma
Aim of the Study: The overlap in the scope of duties performed by two core groups of Intensive Care Unit caregivers, the doctors and nurses may lead to gaps in awareness of patient-related parameters among them. Our study tested the hypothesis that there is no difference in the awareness of patient-related parameters between the two study groups (doctors and nurses). Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based study, incorporating various aspects of a patient's medical care was designed...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141662/safety-and-tolerability-of-intradiscal-implantation-of-combined-autologous-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-hyaluronic-acid-in-patients-with-chronic-discogenic-low-back-pain-1-year-follow-up-of-a-phase-i-study
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Hemant Kumar, Doo-Hoe Ha, Eun-Jong Lee, Jun Hee Park, Jeong Hyun Shim, Tae-Keun Ahn, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Alexander E Ropper, Seil Sohn, Chung-Hun Kim, Devang Kashyap Thakor, Soo-Hong Lee, In-Bo Han
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AT-MSCs) offer potential as a therapeutic option for chronic discogenic low back pain (LBP) because of their immunomodulatory functions and capacity for cartilage differentiation. The goal of this study was to assess the safety and tolerability of a single intradiscal implantation of combined AT-MSCs and hyaluronic acid (HA) derivative in patients with chronic discogenic LBP. METHODS: We performed a single-arm phase I clinical trial with a 12-month follow-up and enrolled 10 eligible chronic LBP patients...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139007/adding-high-intensity-interval-training-to-conventional-training-modalities-optimizing-health-related-outcomes-during-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-the-optitrain-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sara Mijwel, Malin Backman, Kate A Bolam, Anna Jervaeus, Carl Johan Sundberg, Sara Margolin, Maria Browall, Helene Rundqvist, Yvonne Wengström
PURPOSE: Exercise training is an effective and safe way to counteract cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and to improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). High-intensity interval training has proven beneficial for the health of clinical populations. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the effects of resistance and high-intensity interval training (RT-HIIT), and moderate-intensity aerobic and high-intensity interval training (AT-HIIT) to usual care (UC) in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
November 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137758/droplets-banding-characteristics-of-water-in-oil-emulsion-under-ultrasonic-standing-waves
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Xiaoming Luo, Juhang Cao, Haoran Yin, Haipeng Yan, Limin He
Droplets banding is critical to emulsion separation under ultrasonic irradiation as it can greatly improve the separation efficiency. In this paper, the formation process of droplets banding under ultrasonic standing waves was precisely captured by high-speed microscopic photography; by processing the images, the droplets banding characteristics, including the banding formation time and banding interval, were extracted. Then the effects of acoustic intensity, frequency, droplet size, and physical properties of oil and water on the droplets banding characteristics were discussed in details...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136442/association-between-prepregnancy-body-mass-index-and-severe-maternal-morbidity
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Sarka Lisonkova, Giulia M Muraca, Jayson Potts, Jessica Liauw, Wee-Shian Chan, Amanda Skoll, Kenneth I Lim
Importance: Although high body mass index (BMI) is associated with adverse birth outcomes, the association with severe maternal morbidity is unclear. Objective: To examine the association between prepregnancy BMI and severe maternal morbidity. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective population-based cohort study including all singleton hospital births in Washington State, 2004-2013. Demographic data and morbidity diagnoses were obtained from linked birth certificates and hospitalization files...
November 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133599/potential-u-s-population-impact-of-the-2017-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-high-blood-pressure-guideline
#18
Paul Muntner, Robert M Carey, Samuel Gidding, Daniel W Jones, Sandra J Taler, Jackson T Wright, Paul K Whelton
Background -The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults provides recommendations for the definition of hypertension, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) thresholds for initiation of antihypertensive medication and BP target goals. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension, implications of recommendations for antihypertensive medication and prevalence of BP above the treatment goal among US adults using criteria from the 2017 ACC/AHA and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) guidelines...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133220/effects-of-exercise-and-diet-in-nonobese-asthma-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Louise Lindhardt Toennesen, Howraman Meteran, Morten Hostrup, Nina Rica Wium Geiker, Camilla Bjoern Jensen, Celeste Porsbjerg, Arne Astrup, Jens Bangsbo, Debbie Parker, Vibeke Backer
BACKGROUND: Behavioral interventions focusing on exercise and healthy diet improve asthma control in obese patients with asthma, but whether these interventions can lead to improvements in nonobese patients remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: In a randomized, controlled parallel-group design, we studied the effects of an 8-week intervention of either exercise (high-intensity interval training), diet (high protein/low glycemic index), or a combination of the 2, on asthma control and clinical outcomes in nonobese patients with asthma...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132803/high-dose-irradiation-after-pleurectomy-decortication-or-biopsy-for-pleural-mesothelioma-treatment
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E Parisi, A Romeo, A Sarnelli, G Ghigi, S R Bellia, E Neri, S Micheletti, B Dipalma, D Arpa, G Furini, M A Burgio, G Genestreti, C Gurioli, S Sanna, P Bovolato, F Rea, G Storme, E Scarpi, C Arienti, A Tesei, R Polico
PURPOSE: The role played by radiation therapy after pleurectomy/decortication or surgical biopsy in malignant pleural mesothelioma is uncertain. We treated patients with accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy using helical tomotherapy and intensity-modulated arc therapy in an attempt to keep lung toxicity to a minimum. The present study reports the feasibility and toxicity of this approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2012, 36 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma underwent accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy to the hemithorax after pleurectomy/decortication (19 patients) or biopsy (17 patients)...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
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