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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931261/carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-with-thrombocytopenia-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-registry
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Adnan I Qureshi, Aiman Zafar, Muhammad Shah Miran, Vishal B Jani
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is infrequently performed in patients with mild to moderate thrombocytopenia. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether preoperative thrombocytopenia is associated with a higher rate of complications after CEA. METHODS: We analyzed patient characteristics, comorbid conditions, operative details, and 30-day postoperative outcomes for patients who underwent CEA in the CEA-targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Registry...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931198/older-siblings-are-at-increased-risk-for-foreign-bodies
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Laura H Swibel Rosenthal, Matthew R Bartindale, Zachary C Fridirici, Natalie A Papillon
A prospective, case-control study was performed to describe the role that siblings play in foreign bodies of the head and neck and to recognize situations in which children are most at risk for foreign bodies. Any child or adolescent (0 to 17 years old) with a foreign body removed from the head or neck was included. The data collected included location of the foreign body, location of acquisition (e.g., home), and the number of and ages of siblings. Controls were matched by age, sex, and location of removal (clinic, operating room, or emergency department)...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931149/can-a-galacto-oligosaccharide-reduce-the-risk-of-traveller-s-diarrhoea-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-double-blind-study
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Gunnar Hasle, Ragnhild Raastad, Gunnar Bjune, Pål A Jenum, Lise Heier
Background: Diarrhoea is a common medical problem affecting travellers to Asia, Africa and Latin America. The use of prophylactic antimicrobial agents may increase the risk of contracting resistant bacteria. Findings indicate that oligosaccharides, i.e. carbohydrate chains of 3-10 monosaccharides, reduce the risk of diarrhoea. Methods: We performed a placebo-controlled, double-blind study of a galacto-oligosaccharide, B-GOS (Bimuno®, Clasado Ltd, Milton Keynes UK), vs placebo for participants travelling to countries with a high/intermediate risk of diarrhoea for 7-15 days...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931119/aging-in-the-republic-of-bulgaria
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Natalie Pitheckoff
Bulgaria, a southeastern European nation with 7.1 million inhabitants, is ranked 4th in the world for its rate of population aging. Bulgaria has one of the highest proportions of older adults in the world with approximately 20% aged 65 and older. Three main demographic factors have led to rapid population aging. These include emigration, high death rates, and low birth rates. This "perfect storm" of demographic factors has created numerous political, social, and economic challenges for Bulgaria. For example, informal support of older adults is declining as younger generations move abroad or to urban areas for greater employment opportunities...
October 1, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931047/association-between-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemia-and-periventricular-leukomalacia-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jichong Huang, Li Zhang, Bingyao Kang, Tingting Zhu, Yafei Li, Fengyan Zhao, Yi Qu, Dezhi Mu
BACKGROUND: Although investigators have implicated hypoxic-ischemia (HI) as a potential cause of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), the role of clinical risk factors or markers for HI in the development of PVL remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify perinatal HI-related factors associated with PVL. METHOD: The PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched. The last search was performed on January 2017. Summary effect estimates (pooled odds ratios [ORs]) were calculated for each risk factor using fixed or random effects models with tests for heterogeneity and publication bias...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931028/the-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-symptomatic-ureteral-stones-predictors-of-treatment-failure-without-the-assistance-of-computed-tomography
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Bing-Juin Chiang, Chun-Hou Liao, Yu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVES: Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is not always performed clinically if the diagnosis of ureteral calculi has been confirmed using other radiographic imaging modalities. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of successful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) without assistance of NCCT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with symptomatic solitary ureteral stones who underwent ESWL between November 2015 and January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931017/trends-in-medication-use-by-body-mass-index-and-age-between-1988-and-2012-in-the-united-states
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Arshdeep K Randhawa, Jash S Parikh, Jennifer L Kuk
OBJECTIVE: Whether the increase in prescription medication use over time differs by age and obesity status is unclear. METHOD: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 1988 and 2012 was analyzed (n = 57,543). FINDINGS: Increased medication use over time was seen in older individuals of all body mass index (BMI) classes, with the most prominent increase in those with obesity (p<0.001). For example, older men (≥65y) with obesity took 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931015/short-versus-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-duration-after-coronary-stent-implantation-a-comparison-between-the-dapt-study-and-9-other-trials-evaluating-dapt-duration
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Toshiaki Toyota, Hiroki Shiomi, Takeshi Morimoto, Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Kimura
AIMS: The Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) study demonstrated that DAPT beyond 1-year after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, as compared with aspirin therapy alone, significantly reduced the risk of major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, which was mainly driven by the large risk reduction for myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to compare the largest DAPT study with other trials evaluating DAPT durations after DES implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: By a systematic literature search, we identified 9 trials comparing prolonged- versus short-DAPT in addition to the DAPT study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931013/a-pre-registered-naturalistic-observation-of-within-domain-mental-fatigue-and-domain-general-depletion-of-self-control
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Daniel Randles, Iain Harlow, Michael Inzlicht
Self-control is often believed to operate as if it were a finite, domain-general resource. However, recent attempts to demonstrate this under transparent conditions have failed to yield positive results. In the current study, we monitor two groups of students (N1 = 8,867, N2 = 8,754) over separate 17-week intervals with 24-hour coverage, as they engage in voluntary learning and self-testing using an online program. We use daily behavior to assess whether time-of-day effects support domain-general theories of self-control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931008/biometric-and-structural-ocular-manifestations-of-marfan-syndrome
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Petra Gehle, Barbara Goergen, Daniel Pilger, Peter Ruokonen, Peter N Robinson, Daniel J Salchow
BACKGROUND: To study biometric and structural ocular manifestations of Marfan syndrome (MFS). METHODS: Observational, retrospective, comparative cohort study in a tertiary referral center on 285 MFS patients and 267 controls. Structural and biometric ocular characteristic were compared. RESULTS: MFS eyes were longer (axial length 24.25 ± 1.74 mm versus 23.89 ± 1.31 mm, p < 0.001) and had a flatter cornea than control eyes (mean keratometry 41...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930959/outcomes-after-concomitant-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-pragmatic-randomized-optimal-platelets-and-plasma-ratios-trial
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Samuel M Galvagno, Erin E Fox, Savitri N Appana, Sarah Baraniuk, Patrick L Bosarge, Eileen M Bulger, Rachel A Callcut, Bryan A Cotton, Michael Goodman, Kenji Inaba, Terence O'Keeffe, Martin A Schreiber, Charles E Wade, Thomas M Scalea, John B Holcomb, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Often the clinician is faced with a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma in patients with concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS), as rapid deterioration from either can be fatal. Knowledge about outcomes after concomitant TBI and HS may help prioritize the emergent management of these patients. We hypothesized that patients with concomitant TBI and HS (TBI + HS) had worse outcomes and required more intensive care compared with patients with only one of these injuries...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930958/perioperative-use-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-the-risk-of-anastomotic-failure-in-emergency-general-surgery
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Nadeem N Haddad, Brandon R Bruns, Toby M Enniss, David Turay, Joseph V Sakran, Alisan Fathalizadeh, Kristen Arnold, Jason S Murry, Matthew M Carrick, Matthew C Hernandez, Margaret H Lauerman, Asad J Choudhry, David S Morris, Jose J Diaz, Herb A Phelan, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used analgesic and anti-inflammatory adjuncts. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug administration may potentially increase the risk of postoperative gastrointestinal anastomotic failure (AF). We aim to determine if perioperative NSAID utilization influences gastrointestinal AF in emergency general surgery (EGS) patients undergoing gastrointestinal resection and anastomosis. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of a multi-institutional prospectively collected database was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930957/clot-dynamics-and-mortality-the-ma-r-ratio
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Stephanie A Savage, Ben L Zarzaur, Timothy H Pohlman, Brian L Brewer, Louis J Magnotti, Martin A Croce, Garrett H Lim, Ali C Martin
INTRODUCTION: The coagulopathy of trauma, illustrated by a short R-time, is common and well understood. The physiology behind this may be early thrombin burst with rapid clot formation. Rapid consumption of fibrinogen, however, may result in weak clot and substrate depletion, resulting in low MA. While these characteristics are interesting, utilizing thromboelastography (TEG) to identify those at risk of subsequent bleeding diathesis, especially in those who do not demonstrate early signs of physiologic derangement, is challenging...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930950/increased-mortality-in-trauma-patients-who-develop-postintubation-hypotension
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Robert S Green, Michael B Butler, Mete Erdogan
BACKGROUND: Postintubation hypotension (PIH) is common and associated with poor outcomes in critically ill patient populations requiring emergency endotracheal intubation (ETI). The importance of PIH in the trauma population remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of PIH in trauma patients and assess the association of PIH with patient outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective case series of adult (≥16 years) patients who were intubated on arrival at a tertiary trauma center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, between 2000 and 2015...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930940/the-relationship-between-women-s-intention-to-request-a-labor-epidural-analgesia-actually-delivering-with-labor-epidural-analgesia-and-postpartum-depression-at-6-weeks-a-prospective-observational-study
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Sharon Orbach-Zinger, Ruth Landau, Avi Ben Harousch, Oren Ovad, Liron Caspi, Evgeniya Kornilov, Alexander Ioscovich, Danielle Bracco, Atara Davis, Shlomo Fireman, Moshe Hoshen, Leonid A Eidelman
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is associated with pain during and after delivery, with studies showing reduced rates among women delivering with labor epidural analgesia (LEA). We hypothesized that women who intend to deliver with LEA but do not receive it are at higher risk for PPD at 6 weeks due to the combined experience of untreated labor pain and unmatched expectations during labor, and evaluated the interaction between labor plans related to LEA, satisfaction with pain control when actually delivering with LEA, and PPD at 6 weeks after delivery...
September 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930887/genetic-variant-near-plxdc2-influences-the-risk-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-by-increasing-intraocular-pressure-in-the-japanese-population
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Fumihiko Mabuchi, Nakako Mabuchi, Mitsuko Takamoto, Yoichi Sakurada, Seigo Yoneyama, Kenji Kashiwagi, Hiroyuki Iijima, Zentaro Yamagata, Makoto Aihara, Takeshi Iwata, Makoto Araie
PURPOSE: To assess the association between the genetic variants that were previously reported to be associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Japanese population and the phenotypic features. METHODS: Six hundred sixty-one Japanese patients including 417 patients with POAG (normal tension glaucoma [NTG], n=210; high tension glaucoma [HTG], n=207) and 244 control subjects without glaucoma were analyzed for 3 genetic variants: rs547984 (near gene: ZP4), rs7081455 (PLXDC2), and rs7961953 (TMTC2)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930859/p16-methylation-was-associated-with-the-development-age-hepatic-viruses-infection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-p16-expression-had-a-poor-survival-a-systematic-meta-analysis-prisma
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Xueyou Lv, Guoliang Ye, Xinjun Zhang, Tao Huang
BACKGROUND: Loss of tumor suppressor gene p16 expression via promoter methylation has been reported in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the correlation between p16 methylation and HCC. Additionally, we also analyzed the potential prognostic role of p16 methylation, expression or alteration-associated HCC. METHODS: Online databases based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guideline were performed to analyze the role of p16 gene in HCC...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930840/enhanced-recovery-program-versus-traditional-care-after-hepatectomy-a-meta-analysis
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Le Li, Jinming Chen, Zhonghua Liu, Qiang Li, Ying Shi
To assess the safety and efficacy of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) as compared with the traditional care in patients undergoing liver surgery and optimization of enhanced recovery programs.Literature, until August 2016, was searched to identify the comparative studies evaluating preoperative hospital stay time, complications, and C-reactive protein (CRP). Pooled odds ratios (OR) or weighted mean differences (WMDs) were calculated with either the fixed or random effect model.These studies included a total of 524 patients: 254 treated with ERAS and 270 with traditional care...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930829/the-curative-effects-of-radiotherapy-based-therapies-for-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Minghai Shao, Chi Zhang, Qin Qin, Zhaoyue Zhang, Hongcheng Zhu, Xiaoke Di, Xinchen Sun
AIM: This meta-analysis was designed to fully assess the curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC). METHODS: English articles were retrieved through searching Cochrane library, PubMed, and Embase databases updated to February 2017. Studies were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies forHER2+ BC patients were assessed using hazard rates (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs), as well as their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930827/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-and-insulin-in-treating-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-an-updated-prisma-compliant-network-meta-analysis
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Hui-Ling Liang, Shu-Juan Ma, Yan-Ni Xiao, Hong-Zhuan Tan
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of different drugs in treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) patients who could not maintain normal glucose level only through diet and exercise remains to be debated. We performed this network meta-analysis (NAM) to compare and rank different antidiabetic drugs in glucose level control and pregnancy outcomes in GDM patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Embase up to December 31, 2016...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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