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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549536/non-gfr-determinants-of-low-molecular-weight-serum-protein-filtration-markers-in-the-elderly-ages-kidney-and-mesa-kidney
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Meredith C Foster, Andrew S Levey, Lesley A Inker, Tariq Shafi, Li Fan, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ronit Katz, Gary F Mitchell, Aghogho Okparavero, Runolfur Palsson, Wendy S Post, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND: Studies in chronic kidney disease populations suggest that the non-glomerular filtration rate (GFR) determinants of serum levels of the low-molecular-weight protein filtration markers cystatin C, β2-microglobulin (B2M), and beta-trace protein (BTP) are less affected by age, sex, and ethnicity than those of creatinine. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Predominantly elderly participants selected from the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility Kidney Study (AGES-Kidney; N=683; mean [SD] age, 79 [4] years; GFR, 62 [17]mL/min/1...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541761/hydrophilically-modified-self-assembling-%C3%AE-tocopherol-derivative-as-niosomal-nanocarrier-for-improving-clarithromycin-oral-bioavailability
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Shafi Ullah, Muhammad Raza Shah, Mohammad Shoaib, Muhammad Imran, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Farid Ahmed, Qamar Gul, Ismail Shah
Synthesis of biocompatible and cost-effective novel nonionic surfactants from renewable resources has been the subject of greater scientific interest for enhancing the bioavailability of less water-soluble drugs. The present study focuses on the synthesis of α-tocopherol-based novel biocompatible nonionic surfactant and its evaluation for forming clarithromycin-loaded niosomal drug delivery system. α-tocopherol was hydrophilically modified through multistep reactions and characterized using mass and (1)H NMR spectroscopic techniques...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530674/fifteen-new-risk-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease-highlight-arterial-wall-specific-mechanisms
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Joanna M M Howson, Wei Zhao, Daniel R Barnes, Weang-Kee Ho, Robin Young, Dirk S Paul, Lindsay L Waite, Daniel F Freitag, Eric B Fauman, Elias L Salfati, Benjamin B Sun, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Wayne H H Sheu, Sune F Nielsen, Wei-Yu Lin, Praveen Surendran, Anders Malarstig, Jemma B Wilk, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Katrine L Rasmussen, Pia R Kamstrup, Panos Deloukas, Jeanette Erdmann, Sekar Kathiresan, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Hugh Watkins, Ron Do, Daniel J Rader, Julie A Johnson, Stanley L Hazen, Arshed A Quyyumi, John A Spertus, Carl J Pepine, Nora Franceschini, Anne Justice, Alex P Reiner, Steven Buyske, Lucia A Hindorff, Cara L Carty, Kari E North, Charles Kooperberg, Eric Boerwinkle, Kristin Young, Mariaelisa Graff, Ulrike Peters, Devin Absher, Chao A Hsiung, Wen-Jane Lee, Kent D Taylor, Ying-Hsiang Chen, I-Te Lee, Xiuqing Guo, Ren-Hua Chung, Yi-Jen Hung, Jerome I Rotter, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Thomas Quertermous, Tzung-Dau Wang, Asif Rasheed, Philippe Frossard, Dewan S Alam, Abdulla Al Shafi Majumder, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Rajiv Chowdhury, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Themistocles L Assimes, John Danesh, Adam S Butterworth, Danish Saleheen
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although 58 genomic regions have been associated with CAD thus far, most of the heritability is unexplained, indicating that additional susceptibility loci await identification. An efficient discovery strategy may be larger-scale evaluation of promising associations suggested by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Hence, we genotyped 56,309 participants using a targeted gene array derived from earlier GWAS results and performed meta-analysis of results with 194,427 participants previously genotyped, totaling 88,192 CAD cases and 162,544 controls...
May 22, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527204/levetiracetam-alters-oscillatory-connectivity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Christian S Musaeus, Mouhsin M Shafi, Emiliano Santarnecchi, Susan T Herman, Daniel Z Press
Seizures occur at a higher frequency in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) but overt, clinically obvious events are infrequent. Evidence from animal models and studies in mild cognitive impairment suggest that subclinical epileptic discharges may play a role in the clinical and pathophysiological manifestations of AD. In this feasibility study, the neurophysiological and cognitive effects of acute administration of levetiracetam (LEV) are measured in patients with mild AD to test whether it could have a therapeutic benefit...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526049/psychological-status-and-quality-of-life-among-primary-caregivers-of-individuals-with-mental-illness-a-hospital-based-study
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Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Vathsala Sagayadevan, Edimansyah Abdin, YunJue Zhang, Sherilyn Chang, Saleha Shafie, Restria Fauziana Abdul Rahman, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the psychological status and quality of life among primary caregivers of individuals suffering from various mental illnesses including early psychosis, chronic schizophrenia, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and dementia. METHODS: A total of 350 primary caregivers with relatives seeking treatment at a tertiary psychiatric hospital were recruited for this study. Socio-demographic data was obtained and the brief version of the World Health Organisation Quality of Life instrument was used to assess caregiver's quality of life (QOL)...
May 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521959/cancer-cell-death-induced-by-nanomagnetolectin
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Dina M M AlSadek, Haitham A Badr, Tamer A Al-Shafie, Sabry M El-Bahr, Motawa E El-Houseini, Leyla B Djansugurova, Chen-Zhong Li, Hafiz Ahmed
Magnetic nanoparticles represent a new paradigm for molecular targeting therapy in cancer. However, the transformative targeting potential of magnetic nanoparticles has been stymied by a key obstacle-safe delivery to specified target cells in vivo. As cancer cells grow under nutrient deprivation and hypoxic conditions and decorate cell surface with excessive sialoglycans, sialic acid binding lectins might be suitable for targeting cancer cells in vivo. Here we explore the potential of magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with wheat germ lectin (WGA) conjugate, so-called nanomagnetolectin, as apoptotic targetable agents for prostate cancer...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506028/comparison-of-the-hospital-acquired-clostridium-difficile-infection-risk-of-using-proton-pump-inhibitors-versus-histamine-2-receptor-antagonists-for-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-stress-ulcers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohamed Azab, Loomee Doo, Daniel H Doo, Yousif Elmofti, Muazer Ahmed, John Jay Cadavona, Xibei B Liu, Amaan Shafi, Moon Kyung Joo, Ji Won Yoo
Background/Aims: Although proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of stress gastric ulcers in hospital settings, there are concerns that PPIs increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). However, little is known about the risk of CDI following PPI and histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) use. We evaluated the comparative hospital-acquired CDI occurrence risk associated with the concurrent use of PPIs versus H2RAs. Methods: A systematic search of PubMed, MEDLINE/ Ovid, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science, and Google Scholar through August 19, 2016, identified 12 studies that reported the hospital-acquired CDI occurrence following H2RA and PPI use for the prevention and treatment of stress gastric ulcers...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505377/performance-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimating-equations-in-a-community-based-sample-of-blacks-and-whites-the-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Lesley A Inker, Andrew S Levey, Hocine Tighiouart, Tariq Shafi, John H Eckfeldt, Craig Johnson, Aghogho Okparavero, Wendy S Post, Josef Coresh, Michael G Shlipak
Background.: The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations are recommended for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation in the general population. They have not been evaluated in community-based populations, including Blacks at higher levels of GFR, but are commonly applied in such populations. Methods.: In an ancillary study of Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis conducted at one site, we evaluated the performance of the CKD-EPI equations for creatinine (eGFRcr), cystatin C (eGFRcys) or the combination (eGFRcr-cys) compared with GFR measured as plasma clearance of iohexol...
May 13, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493012/eeg-microstate-correlates-of-fluid-intelligence-and-response-to-cognitive-training
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Emiliano Santarnecchi, Arjun R Khanna, Christian S Musaeus, Christopher S Y Benwell, Paula Davila, Faranak Farzan, Santosh Matham, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Mouhsin M Shafi
The neurobiological correlates of human fluid intelligence (Gf) remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate that spatiotemporal dynamics of EEG activity correlate with baseline measures of Gf and with its modulation by cognitive training. EEG dynamics were assessed in 74 healthy participants by examination of fast-changing, recurring, topographically-defined electric patterns termed "microstates", which characterize the electrophysiological activity of distributed cortical networks. We find that the frequency of appearance of specific brain topographies, spatially associated with visual (microstate B) and executive control (microstate C) networks, respectively, is inversely related to Gf scores...
May 10, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489704/factors-associated-with-rehabilitation-outcomes-after-traumatic-brain-injury-comparing-functional-outcomes-between-tbims-centers-using-hierarchical-linear-modeling
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Marie N Dahdah, Melissa Hofmann, Christopher Pretz, Viktoriya An, Sunni A Barnes, Monica Bennett, Laura E Dreer, Thomas Bergquist, Shahid Shafi
OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in patient outcomes across Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) rehabilitation centers and factors that influence these differences using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). SETTING: Sixteen TBIMS centers. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2056 individuals 16 years or older with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who received inpatient rehabilitation. DESIGN: Multicenter observational cohort study using HLM to analyze prospectively collected data...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486989/postnatal-treatment-using-curcumin-supplements-to-amend-the-damage-in-vpa-induced-rodent-models-of-autism
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Maha Al-Askar, Ramesa Shafi Bhat, Manar Selim, Laila Al-Ayadhi, Afaf El-Ansary
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA) is used as a first-line antiepileptic agent and is undergoing clinical trials for use as a treatment for many disorders. Mothers undergoing VPA treatment during early pregnancy reportedly show increased rates of autism among their offspring. The benefits of curcumin supplementation were investigated using an animal model of VPA-induced autism. METHODS: The study was performed using a rodent model of autism by exposing rat fetuses to valproic acid (VPA) on the 12...
May 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473951/cross-sectional-survey-of-healthcare-provisions-for-female-tuberculosis-patients-in-specialized-pulmonary-division-from-low-socioeconomic-class-in-lahore-pakistan
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Ahsan Zil-E-Ali, Muhammad Aadil, Syed A Abbas, Anas Ahmad, Sami Ur Rehman, Fatima Zil-E-Ali, Humera Karim, Saadia Shafi, Ammara I Khan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate various healthcare provisions for women affected with tuberculosis (TB) from low socioeconomic status and their health seeking behaviors, also whether or not patients feel stigmatized about their disease. INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary tuberculosis has more prevalence in Pakistan as compared to western countries where it occurs predominantly in the immunocompromised individuals and immigrants of certain countries. It is a contagious disease and Pakistan stands at the fifth position with maximum reported cases each year...
April 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467505/performance-comparison-of-heuristic-algorithms-for-task-scheduling-in-iaas-cloud-computing-environment
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Syed Hamid Hussain Madni, Muhammad Shafie Abd Latiff, Mohammed Abdullahi, Shafi'i Muhammad Abdulhamid, Mohammed Joda Usman
Cloud computing infrastructure is suitable for meeting computational needs of large task sizes. Optimal scheduling of tasks in cloud computing environment has been proved to be an NP-complete problem, hence the need for the application of heuristic methods. Several heuristic algorithms have been developed and used in addressing this problem, but choosing the appropriate algorithm for solving task assignment problem of a particular nature is difficult since the methods are developed under different assumptions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459037/levosulpiride-and-serum-prolactin-levels
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Mohammad Shafi Kuchay, Ambrish Mithal
Levosulpiride is the levorotatory enantiomer of sulpiride used in dyspeptic syndromes of various etiologies. The prokinetic effect of levosulpiride is mediated through the blockade of enteric inhibitory dopaminergic type 2 (D2) receptors. The antagonism of central D2 receptors leads to both therapeutic (e.g. antiemetic effect due to D2 receptor blockade in the chemoreceptor trigger zone) and adverse (including hyperprolactinemia) effects. Dopamine is the main endogenous inhibitor of prolactin synthesis and secretion in the anterior pituitary...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451650/lipidomic-signature-of-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort
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Farsad Afshinnia, Thekkelnaycke M Rajendiran, Alla Karnovsky, Tanu Soni, Xue Wang, Dawei Xie, Wei Yang, Tariq Shafi, Matthew R Weir, Jiang He, Carolyn S Brecklin, Eugene P Rhee, Jeffrey R Schelling, Akinlolu Ojo, Harold Feldman, George Michailidis, Subramaniam Pennathur
INTRODUCTION: Human studies report conflicting results on the predictive power of serum lipids on progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We aimed to systematically identify the lipids that predict progression to end-stage kidney disease. METHODS: From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort, 79 patients with CKD stage 2 to 3 who progressed to ESKD over 6 years of follow up were selected and frequency-matched by age, sex, race, and diabetes with 121 non-progressors with less than 25% decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) during the follow up...
November 2016: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445469/phylogenetic-ctdna-analysis-depicts-early-stage-lung-cancer-evolution
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Christopher Abbosh, Nicolai J Birkbak, Gareth A Wilson, Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, Tudor Constantin, Raheleh Salari, John Le Quesne, David A Moore, Selvaraju Veeriah, Rachel Rosenthal, Teresa Marafioti, Eser Kirkizlar, Thomas B K Watkins, Nicholas McGranahan, Sophia Ward, Luke Martinson, Joan Riley, Francesco Fraioli, Maise Al Bakir, Eva GrÖnroos, Francisco Zambrana, Raymondo Endozo, Wenya Linda Bi, Fiona M Fennessy, Nicole Sponer, Diana Johnson, Joanne Laycock, Seema Shafi, Justyna Czyzewska-Khan, Andrew Rowan, Tim Chambers, Nik Matthews, Samra Turajlic, Crispin Hiley, Siow Ming Lee, Martin D Forster, Tanya Ahmad, Mary Falzon, Elaine Borg, David Lawrence, Martin Hayward, Shyam Kolvekar, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sam M Janes, Ricky Thakrar, Asia Ahmed, Fiona Blackhall, Yvonne Summers, Dina Hafez, Ashwini Naik, Apratim Ganguly, Stephanie Kareht, Rajesh Shah, Leena Joseph, Anne Marie Quinn, Phil Crosbie, Babu Naidu, Gary Middleton, Gerald Langman, Simon Trotter, Marianne Nicolson, Hardy Remmen, Keith Kerr, Mahendran Chetty, Lesley Gomersall, Dean A Fennell, Apostolos Nakas, Sridhar Rathinam, Girija Anand, Sajid Khan, Peter Russell, Veni Ezhil, Babikir Ismail, Melanie Irvin-Sellers, Vineet Prakash, Jason F Lester, Malgorzata Kornaszewska, Richard Attanoos, Haydn Adams, Helen Davies, Dahmane Oukrif, Ayse U Akarca, John A Hartley, Helen L Lowe, Sara Lock, Natasha Iles, Harriet Bell, Yenting Ngai, Greg Elgar, Zoltan Szallasi, Roland F Schwarz, Javier Herrero, Aengus Stewart, Sergio A Quezada, Peter Van Loo, Caroline Dive, C Jimmy Lin, Matthew Rabinowitz, Hugo Jwl Aerts, Allan Hackshaw, Jacqui A Shaw, Bernhard G Zimmermann, Charles Swanton
The early detection of relapse following primary surgery for non-small cell lung cancer and the characterization of emerging subclones seeding metastatic sites might offer new therapeutic approaches to limit tumor recurrence. The potential to non-invasively track tumor evolutionary dynamics in ctDNA of early-stage lung cancer is not established. Here we conduct a tumour-specific phylogenetic approach to ctDNA profiling in the first 100 TRACERx (TRAcking non-small cell lung Cancer Evolution through therapy (Rx)) study participants, including one patient co-recruited to the PEACE (Posthumous Evaluation of Advanced Cancer Environment) post-mortem study...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445112/tracking-the-evolution-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, Gareth A Wilson, Nicholas McGranahan, Nicolai J Birkbak, Thomas B K Watkins, Selvaraju Veeriah, Seema Shafi, Diana H Johnson, Richard Mitter, Rachel Rosenthal, Max Salm, Stuart Horswell, Mickael Escudero, Nik Matthews, Andrew Rowan, Tim Chambers, David A Moore, Samra Turajlic, Hang Xu, Siow-Ming Lee, Martin D Forster, Tanya Ahmad, Crispin T Hiley, Christopher Abbosh, Mary Falzon, Elaine Borg, Teresa Marafioti, David Lawrence, Martin Hayward, Shyam Kolvekar, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sam M Janes, Ricky Thakrar, Asia Ahmed, Fiona Blackhall, Yvonne Summers, Rajesh Shah, Leena Joseph, Anne M Quinn, Phil A Crosbie, Babu Naidu, Gary Middleton, Gerald Langman, Simon Trotter, Marianne Nicolson, Hardy Remmen, Keith Kerr, Mahendran Chetty, Lesley Gomersall, Dean A Fennell, Apostolos Nakas, Sridhar Rathinam, Girija Anand, Sajid Khan, Peter Russell, Veni Ezhil, Babikir Ismail, Melanie Irvin-Sellers, Vineet Prakash, Jason F Lester, Malgorzata Kornaszewska, Richard Attanoos, Haydn Adams, Helen Davies, Stefan Dentro, Philippe Taniere, Brendan O'Sullivan, Helen L Lowe, John A Hartley, Natasha Iles, Harriet Bell, Yenting Ngai, Jacqui A Shaw, Javier Herrero, Zoltan Szallasi, Roland F Schwarz, Aengus Stewart, Sergio A Quezada, John Le Quesne, Peter Van Loo, Caroline Dive, Allan Hackshaw, Charles Swanton
Background Among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), data on intratumor heterogeneity and cancer genome evolution have been limited to small retrospective cohorts. We wanted to prospectively investigate intratumor heterogeneity in relation to clinical outcome and to determine the clonal nature of driver events and evolutionary processes in early-stage NSCLC. Methods In this prospective cohort study, we performed multiregion whole-exome sequencing on 100 early-stage NSCLC tumors that had been resected before systemic therapy...
April 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442747/soret-and-dufour-effects-on-unsteady-mixed-convection-slip-flow-of-casson-fluid-over-a-nonlinearly-stretching-sheet-with-convective-boundary-condition
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Imran Ullah, Ilyas Khan, Sharidan Shafie
Unsteady mixed convection flow of Casson fluid towards a nonlinearly stretching sheet with the slip and convective boundary conditions is analyzed in this work. The effects of Soret Dufour, viscous dissipation and heat generation/absorption are also investigated. After using some suitable transformations, the unsteady nonlinear problem is solved by using Keller-box method. Numerical solutions for wall shear stress and high temperature transfer rate are calculated and compared with previously published work, an excellent arrangement is followed...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434174/molecular-alterations-and-expression-dynamics-of-lats1-and-lats2-genes-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Showkat A Malik, Mosin S Khan, Majeed Dar, Mahboob Ul Hussain, Mohammad A Shah, Sheikh M Shafi, Syed Mudassar
Large tumor suppressor (LATS) is an important member of the Hippo pathway which can regulate organ size and cell proliferation. However, very little is known about the expression and clinical significance of LATS in lung cancer especially from this part of the world. We elucidated the frequency of LATS1 &LATS2 promoter hypermethylation (by methylation-specific PCR) and expression (by real-time PCR) in sixty nine (n = 69) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients and their corresponding normal lung tissue samples...
April 22, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430697/abusive-head-trauma-and-mortality-an-analysis-from-an-international-comparative-effectiveness-study-of-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Nikki Miller Ferguson, Ajit Sarnaik, Darryl Miles, Nadeem Shafi, Mark J Peters, Edward Truemper, Monica S Vavilala, Michael J Bell, Stephen R Wisniewski, James F Luther, Adam L Hartman, Patrick M Kochanek
OBJECTIVES: Small series have suggested that outcomes after abusive head trauma are less favorable than after other injury mechanisms. We sought to determine the impact of abusive head trauma on mortality and identify factors that differentiate children with abusive head trauma from those with traumatic brain injury from other mechanisms. DESIGN: First 200 subjects from the Approaches and Decisions in Acute Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Trial-a comparative effectiveness study using an observational, cohort study design...
April 20, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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