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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907089/detection-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-patients-with-vaginal-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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Cristina Lamos, Charlotte Mihaljevic, Sebastian Aulmann, Thomas Bruckner, Christoph Domschke, Markus Wallwiener, Carmen Paringer, Herbert Fluhr, Sarah Schott, Christine Dinkic, Janina Brucker, Michael Golatta, Lisa Gensthaler, Michael Eichbaum, Christof Sohn, Joachim Rom
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) is a pre-malignant lesion, potentially leading to vaginal cancer. It is a rare disease, representing less than 1% of all intraepithelial neoplasia of the female genital tract. Similar to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), there are three different grades of VAIN. VAIN 1 is also known as a low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), whereas VAIN 2 and VAIN 3 both represent high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903204/service-delivery-model-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-an-australian-regional-hospital
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Joe McCaffrey, Neil R Orford, Nicholas Simpson, Jill Lamb Jenkins, Christopher Morley, Vin Pellegrino
BACKGROUND: The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for adults in regional centres with low numbers of patients receiving ECMO is unclear. A robust service delivery model may assist in the quality provision of ECMO. OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel ECMO service delivery model in a regional Australian hospital, reporting on patient characteristics and outcomes before and after its implementation. METHODS: An observational cohort study of all patients receiving ECMO at the University Hospital Geelong intensive care unit before and after implementation of a new ECMO clinical service model...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903199/the-2016-aans-presidential-address-leading-the-way
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H Hunt Batjer, Vin Shen Ban
This AANS presidential address focuses on enduring values of the neurosurgical profession that transcend the current political climate. The address was delivered by Dr. Batjer during a US presidential election year, but the authors have intentionally avoided discussing the current chaos of the American health care system in the knowledge that many pressing issues will change depending on the outcome of the 2016 elections. Instead, they have chosen to focus on clarifying what neurosurgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, in particular, stand for; identifying important challenges to these fundamental principles and values; and proposing specific actions to address these challenges...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891823/marijuana-use-and-inpatient-outcomes-among-hospitalized-patients-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-database
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Neomi Vin-Raviv, Tomi Akinyemiju, Qingrui Meng, Swati Sakhuja, Reid Hayward
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between marijuana use and health outcomes among hospitalized patients, including those hospitalized with a diagnosis of cancer. A total of 387,608 current marijuana users were identified based on ICD-9 codes for marijuana use among hospitalized patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database between 2007 and 2011. Logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the association between marijuana use and heart failure, cardiac disease, stroke, and in-hospital mortality...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879195/the-pharmacokinetic-comparison-and-bioequivalence-evaluation-of-two-10-mg-baclofen-formulations-in-healthy-male-subjects%C3%A2
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Sumin Yoon, SeungHwan Lee, Kyung-Sang Yu, Sung-Vin Yim, Bo-Hyung Kim
BACKGROUNDS: Baclofen is used as a skeletal muscle relaxant for multiple sclerosis patients. It depresses the transmission of monosynaptic and polysynaptic reflex by stimulating GABAβ (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetic characteristics of two 10-mg baclofen formulations and to assess bioequivalence. METHODS: A randomized, single-dose, two-period, two-sequence crossover study was conducted in healthy male subjects...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876824/non-stimulated-adrenal-venous-sampling-using-dyna-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism
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Chin-Chen Chang, Bo-Ching Lee, Kao-Lang Liu, Yeun-Chung Chang, Vin-Cent Wu, Kuo-How Huang
In this retrospective study, we aimed to examine the effect of applying Dyna computed tomography (CT) on the success rate of adrenal venous sampling (AVS) without adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation. A total of 100 consecutive patients with primary aldosteronism who underwent AVS between May 2012 and July 2015 were enrolled. In all the cases, Dyna CT was used in AVS to validate catheter position in the right adrenal vein. A selectivity index (cortisoladrenal vein /cortisolinferior vena cava) of ≥2.0 of both adrenal veins were required for successful AVS...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875288/high-dose-vitamin-d3-administration-is-associated-with-increases-in-hemoglobin-concentrations-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-adults-a-pilot-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ellen M Smith, Jennifer L Jones, Jenny E Han, Jessica A Alvarez, John H Sloan, Robert J Konrad, Susu M Zughaier, Greg S Martin, Thomas R Ziegler, Vin Tangpricha
BACKGROUND: Anemia and vitamin D deficiency are highly prevalent in critical illness, and vitamin D status has been associated with hemoglobin concentrations in epidemiologic studies. We examined the effect of high-dose vitamin D therapy on hemoglobin and hepcidin concentrations in critically ill adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mechanically ventilated critically ill adults (N = 30) enrolled in a pilot double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of high-dose vitamin D3 (D3) were included in this analysis...
November 9, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865255/recommendations-for-symptom-management-in-women-with-vulvar-neoplasms-after-surgical-treatment-an-evidence-based-guideline
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Andrea Kobleder, Silvia Raphaelis, Agnes Glaus, Monica Fliedner, Michael D Mueller, Dinah Gafner, Larissa Gehrig, Beate Senn
PURPOSE: To develop an evidence-based guideline for nurses and other health care professionals involved in pre- and postsurgical care of women with vulvar cancer (VC) or vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). METHODS: This evidence-based guideline was developed according to six domains of the methodological framework AGREE II. Literature research with focus on cancer care, symptom management and self-management/counselling was conducted from April to August 2013 in the databases CINAHL, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, PubMed as well as in 14 international guideline databases...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864932/hpv-status-and-favorable-outcome-in-vulvar-squamous-cancer
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Katie Wakeham, Kim Kavanagh, Kate Cuschieri, David Millan, Kevin G Pollock, Sarah Bell, Kevin Burton, Nicholas S Reed, Sheila V Graham
It is universally accepted that high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is the cause of cervical dysplasia and cancer. More recently it has been shown that HPV is also a marker of clinical outcome in oropharyngeal cancer. However, contemporary information is lacking on both the prevalence of HPV infection in vulvar cancer (VSCC), its precursor lesion, vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) and the influence of HPV-status on the prognosis of this malignancy. We have conducted a detailed population-based study to examine rates of progression of VIN to VSCC, type-specific HPV prevalence in vulvar disease and the influence of HPV status on clinical outcome in VSCC...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862274/risk-of-fracture-in-primary-aldosteronism-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Vin-Cent Wu, Chia-Hui Chang, Cheng-Yi Wang, Yen-Hung Lin, Tze-Wah Kao, Po-Chih Lin, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Yuan-Shian Chang, Likwang Chen, Kwan-Dun Wu, Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with increased urinary calcium excretion and osteoporosis prevalence. We studied the long-term effect of hyperaldosterone on fracture risk and possible risk mitigation via treatments, by comparing PA patients and their essential hypertension (EH) counterparts extracted by propensity score match. We used a longitudinal population database from the Taiwan National Health Insurance, and used a validated algorithm to identify PA patients diagnosed in 1997-2010. Our sample included 2533 PA patients, including 921 patients with aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828989/predicted-enhanced-human-propensity-of-current-avian-like-h1n1-swine-influenza-virus-from-china
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Veljko Veljkovic, Nevena Veljkovic, Slobodan Paessler, Marco Goeijenbier, Vladimir Perovic, Sanja Glisic, Claude P Muller
Influenza A virus (IAV) subtypes against which little or no pre-existing immunity exists in humans represent a serious threat to global public health. Monitoring of IAV in animal hosts is essential for early and rapid detection of potential pandemic IAV strains to prevent their spread. Recently, the increased pandemic potential of the avian-like swine H1N1 IAV A/swine/Guangdong/104/2013 has been suggested. The virus is infectious in humans and the general population seems to lack neutralizing antibodies against this virus...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818276/role-of-vitamin-d-on-gut-microbiota-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Mansi Kanhere, Benoit Chassaing, Andrew T Gewirtz, Vin Tangpricha
This review explores the potential for vitamin D to favorably alter the gut microbiota, given emerging evidence of the role of vitamin D in controlling mucosal inflammation in the gut. It will focus on cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, a population with both vitamin D deficiency due to gut malabsorption and an altered gut microbiota composition. Recent evidence shows that vitamin D acts to maintain the integrity of the gut mucosal barrier by enhancement of intercellular junctions that control mucosal permeability and reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-8...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816484/association-between-sarcopenia-and-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ke-Vin Chang, Tsai-Hsuan Hsu, Wei-Ting Wu, Kuo-Chin Huang, Der-Sheng Han
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia, a gradual loss of muscle mass and function, has been associated with poor health outcomes. Its correlation with another age-related degenerative process, impaired cognition, remains uncertain. This meta-analysis aimed to determine whether there is an association between sarcopenia and cognitive impairment. METHODS: PubMed and Scopus were searched for observational studies that investigated the association between sarcopenia and cognitive dysfunction...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799816/comparative-effectiveness-of-dextrose-prolotherapy-versus-control-injections-and-exercise-in-the-management-of-osteoarthritis-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chen-Yu Hung, Ming-Yen Hsiao, Ke-Vin Chang, Der-Sheng Han, Tyng-Guey Wang
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence has supported the use of dextrose prolotherapy for patients with osteoarthritis. However, the real benefits may be affected by differences in injection protocols, comparative regimens, and evaluation scales. METHODS: PubMed and Scopus were searched from the earliest record until February 2016. One single-arm study and five randomized controlled trials were included, comprising 326 participants. We estimated the effect sizes of pain reduction before and after serial dextrose injections and compared the values between dextrose prolotherapy, comparative regimens, and exercise 6 months after the initial injection...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755000/ultrasonographic-technique-for-imaging-and-injecting-the-superior-cluneal-nerve
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Ke-Vin Chang, Shu-Hao Hsu, Wei-Ting Wu, Levent Özçakar
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October 13, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754242/os-35-02-the-relation-among-dietary-salt-aldosterone-and-left-ventricular-structure-in-patient-s-with-primary-aldosteronism-a-case-control-study
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Yen-Hung Lin, Chi-Sheng Hung, Chia-Hung Chou, Vin-Cent Wu, Che-Wei Liao, Yi-Yao Chang, Xue-Ming Wu, Kwan-Dun Wu
OBJECTIVE: High dietary salt and high aldosterone levels may be deleterious to cardiac structure in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA) in samll studies. However the relation among them still unclear. We investigated the association among dietary sodium intake, aldosterone levela and cardiac structure in patients with PA and essential hypertension (EH). DESIGN AND METHOD: This cross-sectional study enrolled 158 patients with confirmed PA and 158 patients with EH...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754032/yia-03-08-aldosterone-induces-timp-1-expression-and-further-contributes-to-collagen-accumulation-from-clinical-to-bench-studies
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Che Wei Liao, Chi Sheng Hung, Chia Hung Chou, Yen Tin Lin, Xue Ming Wu, Yi Yao Chang, Ying Hsien Chen, Vin Cent Wu, Yi Lwun Ho, Kwan Dun Wu, Yen Hung Lin
OBJECTIVE: Aldosterone induces myocardial fibrosis. The tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) is a key factor of myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction, but the effect of aldosterone on TIMP-1 expression remains unclear. We tested the hypothesis that aldosterone induces TIMP-1 expression and contributes to the fibrotic process. DESIGN AND METHOD: In the human study, we prospectively enrolled 54 patients with primary aldosteronism. Plasma TIMP-1 and echocardiographic parameters were measured...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753503/effects-of-vehicle-power-on-passenger-vehicle-speeds
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Anne T McCartt, Wen Hu
OBJECTIVES: During the past two decades, there have been large increases in mean horsepower and the mean horsepower-to-vehicle-weight ratio for all types of new passenger vehicles in the United States. This study examined the relationship between travel speeds and vehicle power, defined as horsepower per 100 pounds of vehicle weight. METHODS: Speed cameras measured travel speeds and photographed license plates and drivers of passenger vehicles traveling on roadways in Northern Virginia during daytime off-peak hours in spring 2013...
October 18, 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738814/-nomenclature-of-squamous-cell-precursor-lesions-of-the-lower-female-genital-tract-current-aspects
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L-C Horn, C E Brambs, R Handzel, G Mehlhorn, D Schmidt, K Schierle
The majority of precancerous lesions of the lower female genital tract (intraepithelial neoplasia, IN) are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections resulting in cellular atypia and in turn an altered tissue architecture. Depending on the pathogenesis, a distinction is made between vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) classified as classical VIN associated with high-risk HPV infections (u-VIN) and differentiated VIN (d-VIN), which is associated with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and p53 alterations...
October 13, 2016: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720977/development-of-a-new-polyspecific-antivenom-for-snakebite-envenoming-in-sri-lanka-analysis-of-its-preclinical-efficacy-as-compared-to-a-currently-available-antivenom
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Mauren Villalta, Andrés Sánchez, María Herrera, Mariángela Vargas, Álvaro Segura, Maykel Cerdas, Ricardo Estrada, Indika Gawarammana, Dan E Keyler, Kimberly McWhorter, Roy Malleappah, Alberto Alape-Girón, Guillermo León, José María Gutiérrez
A new whole IgG, freeze-dried, polyspecific antivenom was prepared from the plasma of horses immunized with the venoms of the snakes Daboia russelii, Echis carinatus, Hypnale hypnale, and Naja naja from Sri Lanka. The preclinical neutralizing ability of this antivenom against several toxic and enzymatic activities of these four venoms was analyzed, and compared with that of a batch of VINS antivenom (India) being currently used in Sri Lanka. The activities tested were: lethality, hemorrhagic, in vitro coagulant, proteinase and phospholipase A2...
November 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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