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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149476/clinical-parameters-before-and-after-the-transition-to-dialysis
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Dugan W Maddux, Len A Usvyat, Terry Ketchersid, Yue Jiao, Tommy C Blanchard, Peter Kotanko, Frank M van der Sande, Jeroen P Kooman, Franklin W Maddux
INTRODUCTION: The transition from pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) to post-dialysis start is a critical period associated with high patient mortality and increased hospital admissions. Little is known about the trends of key clinical and laboratory parameters through this time of transition to start dialysis. METHODS: De-identified data including demographics, vital signs, lab results, and eGFR from the Fresenius Medical Care-CKD Registry were analyzed to determine trends in clinical and laboratory parameters through the time of transition from 12 months pre-dialysis start to 12 months post-dialysis start...
November 17, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149395/shaken-baby-syndrome-what-certainty-do-we-have
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Matthieu Vinchon
BACKGROUND: Shaken baby syndrome is a common and devastating disease in infants. In spite of its frequency, many controversies persist, regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. AIM OF THE STUDY: We reviewed several salient and challenging issues related to SBS, like its pathogenesis, predisposing factors, differential diagnosis, and prevention programs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We derive arguments from the literature and from our prospective registry of accidental and non-accidental traumas in infants...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149289/rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-in-trial-and-real-world-settings-comparison-of-randomized-trials-with-registries
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Gablu Kilcher, Noemi Hummel, Eva M Didden, Matthias Egger, Stephan Reichenbach
Objective: To investigate whether patients with RA enrolled in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies may differ in terms of characteristics that could modify treatment effects, leading to an efficacy-effectiveness gap. Methods: We conducted systematic literature reviews to identify RCTs and observational studies with RA, treated with rituximab, tocilizumab or etanercept. We extracted baseline characteristics and compared the data of RCTs and observational studies using fixed-effects meta-analyses for the RCTs and random-effects meta-analyses for the observational studies...
November 14, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149219/characterization-and-classification-of-lupus-patients-based-on-plasma-thermograms
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Nichola C Garbett, Guy N Brock, Jonathan B Chaires, Chongkham S Mekmaysy, Lynn DeLeeuw, Kathy L Sivils, John B Harley, Brad H Rovin, K B Kulasekera, Wael N Jarjour
OBJECTIVE: Plasma thermograms (thermal stability profiles of blood plasma) are being utilized as a new diagnostic approach for clinical assessment. In this study, we investigated the ability of plasma thermograms to classify systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients versus non SLE controls using a sample of 300 SLE and 300 control subjects from the Lupus Family Registry and Repository. Additionally, we evaluated the heterogeneity of thermograms along age, sex, ethnicity, concurrent health conditions and SLE diagnostic criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149187/epidemiology-and-impact-on-all-cause-mortality-of-sepsis-in-norwegian-hospitals-a-national-retrospective-study
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Siri Tandberg Knoop, Steinar Skrede, Nina Langeland, Hans Kristian Flaatten
BACKGROUND: Although sepsis is the leading cause of death from infection, there are few population-level epidemiological sepsis reports. The impact of sepsis-related deaths on all-cause hospital mortality is insufficiently described, in particular in Europe where data are non-existent. The objective of this study was to provide nationwide epidemiological results on sepsis hospitalizations in Norway and to estimate sepsis' contribution to overall hospital mortality in a European setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149184/health-effects-of-saturated-and-trans-fatty-acid-intake-in-children-and-adolescents-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lisa Te Morenga, Jason M Montez
BACKGROUND: Elevated cholesterol has been linked to cardiovascular disease in adults and preclinical markers of atherosclerosis in children, thus reducing saturated (SFA) and trans-fatty acids (TFA) intake from an early age may help to reduce cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. The aim of this review is to examine the evidence for health effects associated with reducing SFA and TFA intake in free-living children, adolescents and young adults between 2 to 19 years of age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148403/treatment-patterns-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-after-discontinuation-of-methotrexate-data-from-the-ontario-best-practices-research-initiative-obri
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Janet E Pope, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Mohammad Movahedi, Angela Cesta, Xiuying Li, Sandra Couto, John S Sampalis, Claire Bombardier
OBJECTIVES: In active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX), guidelines support adding or switching to another conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (csDMARD) and/or a biologic DMARD (bDMARD). The purpose of this analysis was to describe treatment practices in routine care and to evaluate determinants of regimen selection after MTX discontinuation. METHODS: Biologic-naïve patients in the Ontario Best Practice Research Initiatives registry discontinuing MTX due to primary/secondary failure, adverse events, or patient/physician decision were included...
October 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148329/the-implementation-of-performance-management-systems-in-u-s-physician-organizations
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Alexander F Pimperl, Hector P Rodriguez, Julie A Schmittdiel, Stephen M Shortell
Performance management systems (PMSYS) aid in improving the quality and efficiency of care, but little is known about factors that influence more robust PMSYS among physician organizations. Using a nationally representative survey of U.S. medical practices, we examined the extent to which organizational capabilities and external factors were associated with more developed PMSYS. Linear regression estimated the relative impact of these factors on PMSYS. On average, practices implemented a minority (32 points out of 100) of the PMSYS processes assessed...
March 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147897/vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-with-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-achieves-better-outcomes-than-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-alone-a-comparative-study
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Giuseppe Salamone, Leo Licari, Giovanni Guercio, Albert Comelli, Mirko Mangiapane, Nicolò Falco, Roberta Tutino, Noemi Bagarella, Sofia Campanella, Calogero Porrello, Roberto Gullo, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
BACKGROUND: Open abdomen (OA) permits the application of damage control surgery principles when abdominal trauma, sepsis, severe acute peritonitis and abdominal compartmental syndrome (ACS) occur. METHODS: Non-traumatic patients treated with OA between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified in a prospective database, and the data collected were retrospectively reviewed. Patients' records were collected from charts and the surgical and intensive care unit (ICU) registries...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146700/phenotypic-spectrum-of-children-with-nephronophthisis-and-related-ciliopathies
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Jens König, Birgitta Kranz, Sabine König, Karl Peter Schlingmann, Andrea Titieni, Burkhard Tönshoff, Sandra Habbig, Lars Pape, Karsten Häffner, Matthias Hansen, Anja Büscher, Martin Bald, Heiko Billing, Raphael Schild, Ulrike Walden, Tobias Hampel, Hagen Staude, Magdalena Riedl, Norbert Gretz, Martin Lablans, Carsten Bergmann, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Heymut Omran, Martin Konrad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Genetic heterogeneity and phenotypic variability are major challenges in familial nephronophthisis and related ciliopathies. To date, mutations in 20 different genes (NPHP1 to -20) have been identified causing either isolated kidney disease or complex multiorgan disorders. In this study, we provide a comprehensive and detailed characterization of 152 children with a special focus on extrarenal organ involvement and the long-term development of ESRD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We established an online-based registry (www...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146683/pcsk9-variants-ldl-cholesterol-and-neurocognitive-impairment-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Matthew T Mefford, Robert S Rosenson, Mary Cushman, Michael E Farkouh, Leslie A McClure, Virginia G Wadley, Marguerite R Irvin, Vera A Bittner, Monika M Safford, Ransi Somaratne, Keri L Monda, Paul Muntner, Emily B Levitan
Background -Despite concerns about adverse neurocognitive events raised by prior trials, pharmacologic PCSK9 inhibition was not associated with neurocognitive effects in a recent phase 3 randomized trial. PCSK9 loss-of-function (LOF) variants that result in life-long exposure to low LDL-C can provide information on the potential long-term effects of low LDL-C on neurocognitive impairment and decline. Methods -We investigated the association between PCSK9 LOF variants and neurocognitive impairment and decline among African-American REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study participants with (n=241) and without (n=10,454) C697X or Y142X LOF variants...
November 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146627/single-session-versus-staged-procedures-for-elective-multivessel-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Toshiaki Toyota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kyohei Yamaji, Kenji Ando, Koh Ono, Satoshi Shizuta, Naritatsu Saito, Takao Kato, Shuichiro Kaji, Yutaka Furukawa, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kazushige Kadota, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the effect of single-session multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy relative to the staged multivessel strategy on clinical outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) or non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: In the Coronary REvascularisation Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto PCI/coronary artery bypass grafting registry cohort-2, there were 2018 patients who underwent elective multivessel PCI...
November 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146022/performance-of-j-cto-and-progress-cto-scores-in-predicting-angiographic-success-and-long-term-outcomes-of-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-for-chronic-total-occlusions
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Farshad Forouzandeh, Jon Suh, Eric Stahl, Yi-An Ko, Suegene Lee, Udit Joshi, Nitin Sabharwal, Zakaria Almuwaqqat, Rounak Gandhi, Hee Su Lee, Sung Gyun Ahn, Bill D Gogas, John S Douglas, Gregory Robertson, Wissam Jaber, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Emmanouil S Brilakis, William J Nicholson, Spencer B King, Habib Samady
Patient selection for and predicting clinical outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain challenging. We hypothesized that both J-CTO (Multicenter Chronic Total Occlusion Registry of Japan) and PROGRESS CTO (Prospective Global Registry for the Study of Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention) scores will predict not only angiographic success but also long-term clinical outcomes of the patients who underwent PCI of CTO. Of 325 CTO PCIs performed at 2 Emory University hospitals from January 2012 to August 2015, 249 patients with complete baseline clinical, angiographic and follow-up data, were included in this analysis...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145819/recurrent-tuberculosis-in-finland-1995-2013-a-clinical-and-epidemiological-cohort-study
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Virve Korhonen, Hanna Soini, Tuula Vasankari, Jukka Ollgren, Pieter W Smit, Petri Ruutu
BACKGROUND: We investigated the epidemiology and prevalence of potential risk factors of tuberculosis (TB) recurrence in a population-based registry cohort of 8084 TB cases between 1995 and 2013. METHODS: An episode of recurrent TB was defined as a case re-registered in the National Infectious Disease Register at least 360 days from the date of the initial registration. A regression model was used to estimate risk factors for recurrence in the national cohort...
November 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145765/epidemiological-and-treatment-related-factors-contribute-to-improved-outcome-of-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-finland
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Lauri Jouhi, Elina Halme, Heikki Irjala, Kauko Saarilahti, Petri Koivunen, Matti Pukkila, Jaana Hagström, Caj Haglund, Paula Lindholm, Pasi Hirvikoski, Samuli Vaittinen, Anna Ellonen, Jukka Tikanto, Henry Blomster, Jussi Laranne, Reidar Grénman, Antti Mäkitie, Timo Atula
BACKGROUND: Treatment for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has changed, as the proportion of human papilloma virus (HPV)-related disease has increased. We evaluated nationwide information on its management and outcome during the treatment paradigm change period. METHODS: We included all patients diagnosed and treated for OPSCC at the five Finnish university hospitals from 2000 to 2009. Patient records and pathology registries provided the clinicopathological data...
November 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145709/defining-a-unified-vascular-phenotype-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Yannick Allanore, Oliver Distler, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Christopher P Denton
Microcirculation impairment and related vasculopathy is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis. Digital ulcers are second only to Raynaud's phenomenon as a vascular complication occurring in scleroderma patients. Digital ulcers are painful and generate disability. Furthermore, patients may develop recurrent digital ulcers and one may ask whether the outcomes of such patients might be different to those of unaffected ones. Recently several registries have provided relevant information about digital ulcers. Male sex and severe skin disease seem to be the main associated factors observed in several registries...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145572/difference-in-clinical-course-genetics-and-the-microbiome-between-familial-and-sporadic-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#17
Nienke Z Borren, Grace Conway, John J Garber, Hamed Khalili, Shrish Budree, Himel Mallick, Vijay Yajnik, Ramnik J Xavier, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
Objective: Family history is the strongest risk factor for developing Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC). We investigated whether the proximity of relationship with the affected relative and concordance for type of IBD modifies the effect of family history on phenotype and disease severity. Design: This cross-sectional study included patients with a confirmed diagnosis of IBD in a clinical registry. Family history of IBD was assessed by a questionnaire ascertaining presence of disease in a 1 st degree, 2 nd degree or a distant relative...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144542/autoimmune-diseases-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-tumor-hormone-receptor-status-among-elderly-women
#18
Catherine Schairer, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Shahinaz M Gadalla
The female preponderance of many autoimmune diseases suggests a possible hormonal etiology. Little research exists on systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and risk of breast cancer by tumor estrogen receptor (ER)- and progesterone receptor (PR)- status. Here we evaluate associations between selected systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and breast cancer risk overall and by tumor ER- and PR-status. We used linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data, with first female breast cancer cases ages ≥66 years identified by SEER registries (years 1992-2011) (N = 209,929)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142938/epidemiological-transition-of-end-stage-kidney-disease-in-oman
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Faisal Al Ismaili, Issa Al Salmi, Yaqoub Al Maimani, Abdul Massiah Metry, Humood Al Marhoobi, Alan Hola, Ronald L Pisoni
Introduction: The number of persons receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT) is estimated at more than 2.5 million worldwide, and is growing by 8% annually. Registries in the developing world are not up to standards compared to the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). Herein we examine the causes, progression, and magnitude of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) over 3 decades in Oman. Methods: We examined ESKD data from 1983 to 2013. Data from 1998 to 2013 were obtained through an Information Management System...
January 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142493/cervical-arterial-fibromuscular-dysplasia-in-a-biethnic-population-a-retrospective-study-in-the-u-s-mexican-border
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Ihtesham A Qureshi, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Tatiana Chacon-Quesada, Gavito-Higuera Jose, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Alberto Maud
Background  There have been studies trying to characterize Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD); however, most of them are based in mainly non-Hispanic sample. The objective of this study is to better understand the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of craniocervical FMD in the Hispanic population. Methods  We retrospectively reviewed the cerebral angiograms performed in our center in a period of 3.5 years under any indication looking for angiographic patterns of FMD. Exclusion criteria consisted of cases in which the first angiogram was done when the patients were younger than 18 years...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
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