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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346492/dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-body-composition-reference-values-of-limbs-and-trunk-from-nhanes-1999-2004-with-additional-visualization-methods
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Benjamin J Hinton, Bo Fan, Bennett K Ng, John A Shepherd
Body Mass Index has traditionally been used as a measure of health, but Fat Mass Index (FMI) and Lean Mass Index (LMI) have been shown to be more predictive of mortality and health risk. Total body FMI and LMI reference curves have particularly been useful in quantifying sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity. Research has shown regional composition has significant associations to health outcomes. We derived FMI and LMI reference curves of the regions of the body (leg, arm, and trunk) for 15,908 individuals in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data for each sex and ethnicity using the Lambda-Mu-Sigma (LMS) method and developed software to visualize this regional composition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346469/computational-identifying-and-characterizing-circular-rnas-and-their-associated-genes-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Yan Li, Yongcheng Dong, Ziyan Huang, Qifan Kuang, Yiming Wu, Yizhou Li, Menglong Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is currently still a major factor leading to death, lacking of reliable biomarkers. Therefore, deep understanding the pathogenesis for HCC is of great importance. The emergence of circular RNA (circRNA) provides a new way to study the pathogenesis of human disease. Here, we employed the prediction tool to identify circRNAs based on RNA-seq data. Then, to investigate the biological function of the circRNA, the candidate circRNAs were associated with the protein-coding genes (PCGs) by GREAT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346419/evolving-concepts-in-prognostic-scoring-of-chronic-gvhd
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REVIEW
A Lazaryan, M Arora
Chronic GvHD (cGvHD) remains one of the most complex and challenging complications after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Emerging knowledge about the clinical manifestations and associated organ involvement of cGvHD has led to the establishment of prognostic parameters for post-transplant survival among affected allograft recipients. Studies employing the pre-National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus data on cGvHD incidence and its risks have led to development of the CIBMTR's cGvHD risk stratification, which serves as the most refined and validated prognostic tool for estimating survival of patients with cGvHD...
March 27, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345968/relationship-between-phospholipase-c-zeta-semen-parameters-and-chromatin-status
#4
Marziyeh Tavalaee, Abbas Kiani-Esfahani, Mohammad H Nasr-Esfahani
The need for additional tests to complement basic sperm analysis in clinics is well appreciated. In this regard, a number of tests such as sperm DNA integrity test as a tool in diagnosis and treatment of infertility are suggested. But recent studies have focused on main sperm factors involved in oocyte activation such as phospholipase C-zeta (PLCζ) that initiate intracellular Ca(2+) signaling and embryogenesis. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between PLCζ, basic semen parameters, sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF), and protamine deficiency in men with normal (n=32) and abnormal (n=23) semen parameters...
March 27, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345940/early-development-of-mechanisms-of-change-as-a-predictor-of-subsequent-change-and-treatment-outcome-the-case-of-working-alliance
#5
Sigal Zilcha-Mano, Paula Errázuriz
OBJECTIVE: Advanced statistical tools have created the opportunity to systematically examine the effect of early trajectories in predictors of therapeutic change, such as early alliance development patterns, on outcome. To date, however, these methods have been used almost exclusively to examine the effect of the development of early symptoms on later ones. Development patterns of alliance early in treatment, and their association with treatment outcome, have received much theoretical attention, but few systematic examinations have been conducted so far...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345845/the-pre-treatment-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-a-useful-tool-in-predicting-non-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-cases
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Suphawat Laohawiriyakamol, Somrit Mahattanobon, Supparerk Laohawiriyakamol, Puttisak Puttawibul
Background: The sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a highly accurate predictor of overall axillary nodal status in early breast cancer patients. There is however, still a debate on which patients with a positive SLN can benefit from axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). Numerous studies have been designed to identify variables that are predictive of non-SLN metastasis to avoid a complete ALND. The aim of this study was to determine whether the pre-treatment neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can be a predictive factor of non-SLN metastasis in early breast cancer patients...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345829/high-fluoroquinolone-resistant-strains-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-golden-triangle
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Ratha Korn Vilaichone, Thawee Ratanachu ek, Pornpen Gamnarai, Phawinee Subsomwong, Tomahisa Uchida, Yoshio Yamaoka, Varocha Mahachai
Background and aims: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, associated with fatal GI diseases such as gastric cancer and MALT lymphoma, remain a major health problem in ASEAN countries. The Golden triangle has long been known as one of Asia’s main opium-producing areas. There have been no prior studies of H. pylori infection in this area. The major objectives of this project were therefore to establish prevalence, antibiotic resistance patterns and associated predictive in the Golden triangle. Methods: We recruited dyspeptic patients in Chiang khong and Chiang saen districts, Chiangrai province of Thailand...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345413/development-of-a-tool-to-predict-outcome-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
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M Naomi Dugard, Jan Herman Kuiper, Jane Parker, Sally Roberts, Eric Robinson, Paul Harrison, James B Richardson
Objective The study had 2 objectives: first, to evaluate the success of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in terms of incidence of surgical re-intervention, including arthroplasty, and investigate predictors of successful treatment outcome. The second objective was to derive a tool predicting a patient's arthroplasty risk following ACI. Design In this Level II, prognostic study, 170 ACI-treated patients (110 males [aged 36.8 ± 9.4 years]; 60 females [aged 38.1 ± 10.2 years]) completed a questionnaire about further surgery on their knee treated with ACI 10...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345395/evaluation-of-the-predictive-value-of-cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-in-stent-restenosis
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Samet Yilmaz, Mehmet Kadri Akboga, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu
The CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke, vascular disease, age 65-74 years, female gender) score is used to estimate thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation (AF). Its usefulness in predicting in-stent restenosis (ISR) is unknown. We evaluated the predictive value of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in AF-free patients who have undergone stent implantation. A total of 1350 patients who underwent coronary angiography and successful bare-metal stent implantation were analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344810/novel-biomarkers-for-the-detection-of-prostate-cancer
#10
Niels Asger Jakobsen, Freddie Charles Hamdy, Richard John Bryant
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is widely used as a biomarker in the detection of prostate cancer and for decision making regarding treatment options, response to therapy, and clinical follow-up. Despite its widespread use, it is well recognised that PSA has suboptimal performance as a screening tool due to poor specificity, resulting in high negative biopsy rates and potential 'over-diagnosis' and 'over-treatment' of clinically insignificant cancers. In particular, PSA does not reliably distinguish either cancer from benign prostatic conditions, or 'clinically significant' from 'indolent cancers', and it is inaccurate in predicting disease burden and response to treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344795/validation-of-a-tool-predicting-important-findings-on-computed-tomography-among-crohn-s-disease-patients
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REVIEW
Shail M Govani, Akbar K Waljee, Keith E Kocher, Jason M Swoger, Melissa Saul, Peter Dr Higgins
BACKGROUND: Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are frequently subjected to computed tomography (CT) in the emergency department (ED). This young population is at higher risk of malignancy from radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to validate a decision tool predicting complications (perforation, abscess or other serious finding) on imaging at two sites. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of CT outcomes among patients with CD with ED visits at two tertiary care centers...
March 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344404/a-combinatorial-model-for-effective-estrus-detection-in-murrah-buffalo
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Ramu Muthu Selvam, Govindaraju Archunan
BACKGROUND: Buffaloes are silent heat animals and lacunae in their estrus detection results a substantial economic loss in developing countries. Many advanced tools to aid heat detection have been developed but are neither affordable nor easily interpretable by marginal farmers. AIM: The present investigation was made to develop a cost-effective estrus detection model by combining several known estrus predicting parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Various signs of estrus were classified under major parameters such as visual, cow behavioral, bull behavioral, biochemical, and gyneco-clinical...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343830/fall-risk-score-at-the-time-of-discharge-predicts-readmission-following-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Bheeshma Ravi, Zhang Nan, Adam J Schwartz, Henry D Clarke
BACKGROUND: Readmission among Medicare recipients is a leading driver of healthcare expenditure. To date, most predictive tools are too coarse for direct clinical application. Our objective in this study is to determine if a pre-existing tool to identify patients at increased risk for inpatient falls, the Hendrich Fall Risk Score, could be used to accurately identify Medicare patients at increased risk for readmission following arthroplasty, regardless of whether the readmission was due to a fall...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343728/can-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-predict-the-clinical-outcome-in%C3%A2-drowned-children
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Adrian Hruşcã, Andreea Liana Rãchişan, Siegfried Rödl, Erich Sorantin
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric cerebral hypoxic-ischemic injury frequently results in severe neurological outcome. Imaging with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWi) demonstrates that the acute cerebral injury and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) allow the assessment of the severity of brain damage. The main objective was to examine if spatial distribution of reductions in ADC values is associated with clinical outcome in drowned children. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 7 children (7 examinations) suffering from a hypoxic-ischemic event who underwent DWi...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343652/predictors-of-non-return-to-work-2-years-post-injury-in-road-traffic-crash-survivors-results-from-the-uq-support-study
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Michelle Heron-Delaney, Jacelle Warren, Justin A Kenardy
PURPOSE: Individuals who have sustained an injury from a road traffic crash (RTC) are at increased risk for long lasting health problems and non-return to work (NRTW). Determining the predictors of NRTW is necessary to develop screening tools to identify at-risk individuals and to provide early targeted intervention for successful return to work (RTW). The aim of this study was to identify factors that can predict which individuals will not RTW following minor or moderate injuries sustained from a RTC...
March 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343345/assessment-of-nucleosides-as-putative-tumor-biomarkers-in-prostate-cancer-screening-by-ce-uv
#16
Adriana Zardini Buzatto, Mariana de Oliveira Silva, Ronei Jesus Poppi, Ana Valéria Colnaghi Simionato
Cancer is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide, but most base diseases may be cured if detected early. Screening tests may be used to identify early-stage malignant neoplasms. However, the major screening tool for prostate cancer, the prostate-specific antigen test, has unsuitable sensitivity. Since cancer cells may affect the pattern of consumption and excretion of nucleosides, such biomolecules are putative biomarkers that can be used for diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Using a previously validated method for the analysis of nucleosides in blood serum by capillary electrophoresis with UV-vis spectroscopy detection, we investigated 60 samples from healthy individuals and 42 samples from prostate cancer patients...
March 25, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343181/a-non-invasive-method-to-rule-out-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn-ttn-fetal-pulmonary-artery-acceleration-to-ejection-time-ratio
#17
Barış Büke, Hatice Akkaya
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fetal pulmonary artery acceleration to ejection time (PATET) ratio can predict or rule out subsequent diagnosis of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 105 pregnant women in labor, who met the inclusion criteria. Eighteen of these women were removed from the study cohort, because of an inability to acquire sufficient Doppler waveforms and a longer duration of deliveries. According to subsequent diagnosis of TTN in the neonate, the two groups were constituted, TTN+ and TTN-...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343091/rapid-detection-and-ruling-out-of-neonatal-sepsis-by-pcr-coupled-with-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-pcr-esi-ms
#18
Cristina Delcò, Oliver Karam, Riccardo Pfister, Alain Gervaix, Gesuele Renzi, Stéphane Emonet, Jacques Schrenzel, Klara M Posfay-Barbe
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates and clinicians are typically required to administer empiric antibiotics while waiting for blood culture results. However, prolonged and inappropriate use of antibiotics is associated with various complications and adverse events. Better tools to rapidly rule out bacterial infections are therefore needed. AIMS: We aimed to assess the negative predictive value of PCR coupled with Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) compared to conventional blood cultures in neonatal sepsis...
March 23, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342983/lipid-quantification-by-raman-microspectroscopy-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-prostate-cancer
#19
Jordan O'Malley, Rahul Kumar, Andrey Kuzmin, Artem Pliss, Neelu Yadav, Srimmitha Balachandar, Jianmin Wang, Kristopher Attwood, Paras N Prasad, Dhyan Chandra
Metastatic castration recurrent prostate cancer (mCRPC) remains incurable and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death among American men. Therefore, detection of prostate cancer (PCa) at early stages may reduce PCa-related mortality in men. We show that lipid quantification by vibrational Raman Microspectroscopy and Biomolecular Component Analysis may serve as a potential biomarker in PCa. Transcript levels of lipogenic genes including sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) and its downstream effector fatty acid synthase (FASN), and rate-limiting enzyme acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACACA) were upregulated corresponding to both Gleason score and pathologic T stage in the PRAD TCGA cohort...
March 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342946/negait-a-new-parser-for-medical-text-simplification-using-morphological-sentential-and-double-negation
#20
Partha Mukherjee, Gondy Leroy, David Kauchak, Srinidhi Rajanarayanan, Damian Y Romero Diaz, Nicole P Yuan, T Gail Pritchard, Sonia Colina
Many different text features influence text readability and content comprehension. Negation is commonly suggested as one such feature, but few general-purpose tools exist to discover negation and studies of the impact of negation on text readability are rare. In this paper, we introduce a new negation parser (NegAIT) for detecting morphological, sentential, and double negation. We evaluated the parser using a human annotated gold standard containing 500 Wikipedia sentences and achieved 95%, 89% and 67% precision with 100%, 80%, and 67% recall, respectively...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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