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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226978/improving-clinical-models-based-on-knowledge-extracted-from-current-datasets-a-new-approach
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D Mendes, S Paredes, T Rocha, P Carvalho, J Henriques, J Morais, D Mendes, S Paredes, T Rocha, P Carvalho, J Henriques, J Morais, D Mendes, T Rocha, P Carvalho, J Morais, S Paredes, J Henriques
The Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in the world, being prevention recognized to be a key intervention able to contradict this reality. In this context, although there are several models and scores currently used in clinical practice to assess the risk of a new cardiovascular event, they present some limitations. The goal of this paper is to improve the CVD risk prediction taking into account the current models as well as information extracted from real and recent datasets. This approach is based on a decision tree scheme in order to assure the clinical interpretability of the model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226313/risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-autoimmune-pancreatitis-a-single-center-experience-from-germany
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Alexander Schneider, Michael Hirth, Markus Münch, Christel Weiss, J Matthias Löhr, Matthias P Ebert, Roland H Pfützer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has been associated with an increased risk of malignant diseases. We aimed to describe the incidence of malignant diseases in patients with AIP compared to the general population and to characterize the clinical presentation of these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 28 patients with AIP presenting to the clinic (periods 1998 until 2010, 2012 until September 2015). We retrieved the expected cancer incidence of the general population from the German cancer registry...
February 23, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225490/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-spanish-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitides-impact-of-the-vasculitis-type-anca-specificity-and-treatment-on-mortality-and-morbidity
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Roser Solans-Laqué, Guadalupe Fraile, Monica Rodriguez-Carballeira, Luis Caminal, Maria J Castillo, Ferran Martínez-Valle, Luis Sáez, Juan J Rios, Xavier Solanich, Joaquim Oristrell, Francisco Pasquau, Eva Fonseca, Monica Zamora, Jose L Callejas, Begoña Frutos, Monica Abdilla, Patricia Fanlo, Isabel García-Sánchez, Miguel López-Dupla, Bernardo Sopeña, Almudena Pérez-Iglesias, Josep A Bosch
The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV) at presentation, in a wide cohort of Spanish patients, and to analyze the impact of the vasculitis type, ANCA specificity, prognostic factors, and treatments administered at diagnosis, in the outcome.A total of 450 patients diagnosed between January 1990 and January 2014 in 20 Hospitals from Spain were included. Altogether, 40.9% had granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), 37.1% microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and 22% eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225200/alcohol-dependence-and-risk-of-somatic-diseases-and-mortality-a-cohort-study-in-19-002-men-and-women-attending-alcohol-treatment
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Charlotte Holst, Janne Schurmann Tolstrup, Holger Jelling Sørensen, Ulrik Becker
AIMS: To (1) estimate sex-specific risks of a comprehensive spectrum of somatic diseases in alcohol dependent individuals versus a control population, and in the same population to (2) estimate sex-specific risks of dying from the examined somatic diseases. DESIGN: Register-based matched cohort study. Alcohol dependent individuals were identified from an alcohol treatment database. Controls were randomly selected from the Danish Civil Registration System. Information on somatic diseases obtained from the Danish National Patient Registry and causes of death obtained from the Cause of Death Registry...
February 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224974/differences-in-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-managed-by-cardiologists-versus-non-cardiologists-the-international-prospective-clarify-registry
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Zofia Parma, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Nicola Greenlaw, Roberto Ferrari, Ian Ford, Kim Fox, Jean-Claude Tardif, Joao Morais, Marco Alcocer Gamba, Stefan Kääb, Michał Tendera
INTRODUCTION    Clinical outcomes of patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) may differ between those primarily managed by cardiologists versus non-cardiologists.  OBJECTIVES    Our main objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of outpatients with SCAD in relation to the specialty of the managing physicians.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    We studied 32,468 outpatients with SCAD included in the CLARIFY registry, with up to 4 years follow-up data. Cardiologists provided medical care in 84...
January 20, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223847/evaluation-of-icd-10-algorithms-to-identify-hypopituitary-patients-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry
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Agnethe Berglund, Morten Olsen, Marianne Andersen, Eigil Husted Nielsen, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Caroline Kistorp, Claus Højbjerg Gravholt, Kirstine Stochhholm
OBJECTIVE: Routinely collected health data may be valuable sources for conducting research. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of algorithms detecting hypopituitary patients in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) using medical records as reference standard. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Patients with International Classification of Diseases (10th edition [ICD-10]) diagnoses of hypopituitarism, or other diagnoses of pituitary disorders assumed to be associated with an increased risk of hypopituitarism, recorded in the DNPR during 2000-2012 were identified...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223467/hypertension-in-pregnancy-and-offspring-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-adulthood-prospective-and-sibling-studies-in-the-hunt-study-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study-in-norway
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Ingvild V Alsnes, Lars J Vatten, Abigail Fraser, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Janet Rich-Edwards, Pål R Romundstad, Bjørn O Åsvold
Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at increased lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease. We examined the offspring's cardiovascular risk profile in young adulthood and their siblings' cardiovascular risk profile. From the HUNT study (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study) in Norway, 15 778 participants (mean age: 29 years), including 210 sibling groups, were linked to information from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. Blood pressure, anthropometry, serum lipids, and C-reactive protein were assessed...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222830/impact-of-early-vasopressor-administration-on-neurological-outcomes-after-prolonged-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Michael W Hubble, Clark Tyson
: Introduction Vasopressors are associated with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), but no long-term benefit has been demonstrated in randomized trials. However, these trials did not control for the timing of vasopressor administration which may influence outcomes. Consequently, the objective of this study was to develop a model describing the likelihood of favorable neurological outcome (cerebral performance category [CPC] 1 or 2) as a function of the public safety answering point call receipt (PSAP)-to-pressor-interval (PPI) in prolonged out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
February 22, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221677/cardiovascular-disease-in-relation-to-placental-abruption-a%C3%A2-population-based-cohort-study-from-denmark
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Cande V Ananth, Anne Vinkel Hansen, Michelle A Williams, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CVD) complications stemming from vascular dysfunction have been widely explored in the setting of preeclampsia. However, the impact of abruption, a strong indicator of microvascular disturbance, on the risk of CVD mortality and morbidity remains poorly characterised. METHODS: We designed a cohort analysis of 828 289 women who delivered singletons in Denmark between 1978 and 2010. We linked the National Patient Registry and the Registry of Causes of Death to the Danish Birth Registry to ascertain CVD events...
February 21, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221251/evidence-of-bidirectional-associations-between-perceived-stress-and-symptom-activity-a-prospective-longitudinal-investigation-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Kathryn A Sexton, John R Walker, Lesley A Graff, Matthew T Bernstein, Brooke Beatie, Norine Miller, Michael Sargent, Laura E Targownik
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to explore the relationships among perceived stress, intestinal inflammation, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms over time. METHODS: Participants were recruited from a population-based registry of persons with IBD and assessed at months 0, 3, and 6. Key dependent measures were the Manitoba IBD Index (symptom activity), Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale, and fecal calprotectin in stool (intestinal inflammation). RESULTS: Complete data were available for 417 participants at months 0; 369 provided follow-up data...
March 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220766/immunological-biomarkers-and-long-term-graft-survival-prospective-follow-up-of-457-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Michał Ciszek, Krzysztof Mucha, Bartosz Foroncewicz, Dorota Żochowska, Maciej Kosieradzki, Tadeusz Grochowiecki, Magdalena Durlik, Andrzej Górski, Leszek Pączek
INTRODUCTION    Antibodies against donor`s human leukocyte antigens (HLA) play a significant role in the pathogenesis of antibody mediated rejection, although their role during the late post-transplant period is unknown. A non-HLA polymorphic antigenic system like major histocompatibility class I chain-related antigen A (MICA) might be another target for antibody responses involved in rejection. OBJECTIVES    We conducted a 7-year prospective study to determine the effect of positivity for anti-HLA and anti-MICA antibodies on kidney graft survival...
February 15, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220740/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-surgical-sepsis-in-pietermaritzburg-south-africa
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S Green, V Y Kong, D L Clarke, B Sartorius, J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, P Brysiewicz, W Bekker, E Harknett
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence appears to be increasing. In the resource-limited environment in low- and middle-income countries, the management of surgical sepsis (SS) continues to represent a significant portion of the workload for most general surgeons. OBJECTIVE: To describe the spectrum of SS seen at a busy emergency department, and categorise the outcomes. METHODS: The Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) and Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Surgical Service (PMSS) in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa (SA), maintain a prospective electronic registry...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220322/serious-fungal-infections-in-the-philippines
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M C R Batac, D Denning
The Philippines is a low middle-income, tropical country in Southeast Asia. Infectious diseases remain the main causes of morbidity, including tuberculosis. AIDS/HIV prevalence is still low at <1%, but is rapidly increasing. Fungal disease surveillance has not been done, and its burden has never been estimated. This becomes more important as the population of immunocompromised patients increases, drawn from patients with AIDS, TB, malignancies, and autoimmune diseases requiring chronic steroid use. Using the methodology of the LIFE program ( www...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219694/lenalidomide-maintenance-in-patients-with-relapsed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-who-are-not-eligible-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-an-open-label-single-arm-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Andrés J M Ferreri, Marianna Sassone, Francesco Zaja, Alessandro Re, Michele Spina, Alice Di Rocco, Alberto Fabbri, Caterina Stelitano, Maurizio Frezzato, Chiara Rusconi, Renato Zambello, Suzana Couto, Yan Ren, Annalisa Arcari, Giovanni Bertoldero, Alessandro Nonis, Lydia Scarfò, Teresa Calimeri, Caterina Cecchetti, Marianna Chiozzotto, Silvia Govi, Maurilio Ponzoni
BACKGROUND: Patients with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) or having relapse after ASCT have a low likelihood of cure. Single-drug maintenance after salvage therapy might be an attractive strategy to prolong survival in these patients. Lenalidomide is a suitable candidate for long-lasting maintenance as it is an oral drug, active against DLBCL that can be taken for years with an acceptable toxicity profile. We designed a study to investigate safety and efficacy of lenalidomide maintenance in patients with chemosensitive relapse of DLBCL not eligible for ASCT or having relapse after ASCT...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219383/the-alice-springs-hospital-readmission-prevention-project-ashrapp-a-randomised-control-trial
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Gabrielle Diplock, James Ward, Simon Stewart, Paul Scuffham, Penny Stewart, Carole Reeve, Lea Davidson, Graeme Maguire
BACKGROUND: Hospitals are frequently faced with high levels of emergency department presentations and demand for inpatient care. An important contributing factor is the subset of patients with complex chronic diseases who have frequent and preventable exacerbations of their chronic diseases. Evidence suggests that some of these hospital readmissions can be prevented with appropriate transitional care. Whilst there is a growing body of evidence for transitional care processes in urban, non-indigenous settings, there is a paucity of information regarding rural and remote settings and, specifically, the indigenous context...
February 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218604/everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-for-treatment-of-complex-chronic-total-occlusions
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Jiang Ming Fam, Soledad Ojeda, Roberto Garbo, Azeem Latib, Alessio La Manna, Beatriz Vaquerizo, Marouane Boukhris, Georgios J Vlachojannis, Robert Jan van Geuns, Babu Ezhumalai, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Jors van der Sijde, Cordula Felix, Manuel Pan, Roberta Serdoz, Giacomo Giovanni Boccuzzi, Marcella De Paolis, Gennaro Sardella, Corrado Tamburino, Pieter C Smits, Carlo Di Mario, Ashok Seth, Antonio Serra, Antonio Colombo, Patrick Serruys, Alfredo R Galassi, Felix Zijlstra, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Roberto Diletti
AIMS: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) represent a novel therapeutic option for the treatment of coronary artery diseases. The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of BVS implantation in complex chronic total occlusions (CTO). METHODS AND RESULTS: The present report is a multi-centre registry evaluating results after BVS deployment in challenging CTO lesions defined as J-CTO score≥2 (difficult or very difficult). A total of 105 patients were included in the present analysis...
February 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218162/factors-associated-with-survival-and-lost-to-follow-up-of-cervical-cancer-patients-in-a-tertiary-cancer-centre-in-rural-kerala
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T Bindu, Saina Sunil Kumar, K Ratheesan, Satheesan Balasubramanian
Cancer cervix is the second common cause of cancer death in India. It is the most curable form of any human cancer if detected at the precancerous stage. Although several factors determine the survival of the disease, the clinical stage at presentation is the single most important predictor of long-term survival. The present study aimed to describe the performance and follow-up status and 5-year survival experience of the cervical cancer patients registered between 2010 and 2011 by the hospital registry of Malabar Cancer Centre, Kerala, and factors affecting lost to follow-up and survival among them...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217907/diet-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-symptoms-survey-results-from-a-rheumatoid-arthritis-registry
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Sara K Tedeschi, Michelle Frits, Jing Cui, Zhi Zack Zhang, Taysir Mahmoud, Christine Iannaccone, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Kazuki Yoshida, Michael E Weinblatt, Nancy A Shadick, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVE: Patients with RA often ask if specific foods, popularized as "inflammatory" or "anti-inflammatory," can improve or worsen their RA. We surveyed patients regarding diet and RA symptoms. METHODS: We mailed a diet survey to 300 subjects in a single-center RA registry at a large academic center. Subjects were asked whether they consume each of 20 foods and whether these foods make their RA symptoms better, worse, or unchanged. Semi-annual registry data include demographics, medications, comorbidities, and disease activity scores...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217016/prostate-specific-antigen-as-a-risk-factor-for-skeletal-metastasis-in-native-ethnic-african-men-with-prostate-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Ayman M Qureshi, Khalid Makhdomi, William Stones
Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer in males. Men of African origin are at a significantly higher risk as reflected in the higher incidence and mortality rates in this racial group. Metastases incidence increases parallel to serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), contributing significantly to morbidity and mortality. Staging of the disease involves bone scans, which are sensitive in detecting skeletal metastases. Suggestions that these scans may be omitted in some situations in patients with low prostate specific antigen levels have drawn attention to the matter...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216090/gender-differences-in-early-invasive-strategy-after-cardiac-arrest-insights-from-the-procat-registry
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Wulfran Bougouin, Florence Dumas, Eloi Marijon, Guillaume Geri, Benoit Champigneulle, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Olivier Varenne, Christian Spaulding, Jean-Paul Mira, Xavier Jouven, Alain Cariou
AIM: Early invasive strategy, including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), may improve survival in out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA) due to coronary artery disease but selection of suitable patients is challenging. Differences and results across gender remain unknown. We aimed to assess the relationship between gender and the use of an early invasive strategy after OHCA, and the relationship with outcome according to gender. METHODS: All patients admitted after OHCA were prospectively included (2000-2013)...
February 16, 2017: Resuscitation
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