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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549263/prevalence-reasons-perceived-effects-and-correlates-of-medical-marijuana-use-a-review
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REVIEW
Ji-Yeun Park, Li-Tzy Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in some U.S. states and other jurisdictions, such as Canada, and Israel. Despite the widespread legalization of medical marijuana globally, there is limited information on patterns and correlates of medical marijuana use (MMU). We conducted a literature review to assess prevalence, reasons, perceived effects, and correlates of MMU among adolescents and adults. METHODS: We searched peer-reviewed articles in English between January 1996 and August 2016 from several databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Embase, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) using different combinations of keywords...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549000/a-comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusions-complications-readmissions-discharge-dispositions-and-costs
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Rabia Qureshi, Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Francis H Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Database Review OBJECTIVE.: To understand medical complication rates, readmission rates, costs and discharge dispositions in ALIFs versus TLIF/PLIFs for lumbar degenerative disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Indications for anterior (ALIFs) vs posterior lumbar interbody fusions (PLIFs) can vary, though benefits of anterior approach surgery include full access to the anterior column and ability to place fusion devices. METHODS: The PearlDiver Database of Medicare records was utilized for this retrospective database review...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548951/development-of-a-novel-score-for-the-prediction-of-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-the-use-of-electronic-healthcare-records-with-lasso-regression
#3
Zhongheng Zhang, Yucai Hong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There are several disease severity scores being used for the prediction of mortality in critically ill patients. However, none of them was developed and validated specifically for patients with severe sepsis. The present study aimed to develop a novel prediction score for severe sepsis. RESULTS: A total of 3206 patients with severe sepsis were enrolled, including 1054 non-survivors and 2152 survivors. The LASSO score showed the best discrimination (area under curve: 0...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548948/effect-of-renal-embolization-in-patients-with-synchronous-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-retrospective-comparison-of-cytoreductive-nephrectomy-and-systemic-medical-therapy
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Sung Han Kim, Jung Kwon Kim, Boram Park, Jungnam Joo, Jae Young Joung, Ho Kyung Seo, Kang Hyun Lee, Jinsoo Chung
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival outcomes for renal embolization (RE) to cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) and no primary renal treatment (NT) among patients with synchronous metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) treated using either targeted therapy (TT) or immunotherapy (IT). RESULTS: The median follow-up duration was 81.3 months, with a duration of first-line treatment of 3.5 months. Among the 211 patients, the median PFS and OS were 4.4 and 10.6 months. Specifically for patients receiving TT (124 patients), the PFS and OS were 5...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548595/effect-of-treatment-modality-on-in-hospital-outcome-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-nationwide-study-in-japan-j-aspect-study
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Ryota Kurogi, Akiko Kada, Kunihiro Nishimura, Satoru Kamitani, Ataru Nishimura, Tetsuro Sayama, Jyoji Nakagawara, Kazunori Toyoda, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Junichi Ono, Yoshiaki Shiokawa, Toru Aruga, Shigeru Miyachi, Izumi Nagata, Shinya Matsuda, Shinichi Yoshimura, Kazuo Okuchi, Akifumi Suzuki, Fumiaki Nakamura, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara, Koji Iihara
OBJECTIVE Although heterogeneity in patient outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) has been observed across different centers, the relative merits of clipping and coiling for SAH remain unknown. The authors sought to compare the patient outcomes between these therapeutic modalities using a large nationwide discharge database encompassing hospitals with different comprehensive stroke center (CSC) capabilities. METHODS They analyzed data from 5214 patients with SAH (clipping 3624, coiling 1590) who had been urgently hospitalized at 393 institutions in Japan in the period from April 2012 to March 2013...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548192/-benzodiazepine-use-in-elderly-population-in-latin-america
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Saúl Gómez, Tomás León, Maximiliano Macuer, Mariana Alves, Sergio Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Growing information has emphasized the risk of benzodiazepines (BZD), particularly among the elderly. However, the information available in Latin America is scarce. AIM: to review the available information on the use of BZD in older adults in Latin America to achieve an overview of the information currently available, and a thorough understanding of this phenomenon in our region. METHODS: A systematic review with MeSH terms “elderly”, “latinamerican” and “benzodiazepines” was performed in PubMed and with each Latin American country...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547702/emerging-treatments-in-eating-disorders
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REVIEW
Michael Lutter
Eating disorders (EDs), including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, constitute a class of common and deadly psychiatric disorders. While numerous studies in humans highlight the important role of neurobiological alterations in the development of ED-related behaviors, the precise neural substrate that mediates this risk is unknown. Historically, pharmacological interventions have played a limited role in the treatment of eating disorders, typically providing symptomatic relief of comorbid psychiatric issues, like depression and anxiety, in support of the standard nutritional and psychological treatments...
May 25, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547318/a-systematic-review-of-alpha-2-agonists-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-neurocritical-care-patients
#8
Alexandre Tran, Henrietta Blinder, Brian Hutton, Shane W English
The use of sedative medications is commonplace in intensive care units (ICUs) and an invaluable clinical tool for the intensive care physician. Sedation for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients provides an opportunity to reduce anxiety, discomfort as well as ventilator intolerance and dyssynchrony. Alpha-2 agonists in particular have become increasingly popular for use in the neurocritical care population due to their proposed effectiveness in facilitating examinations and procedures as well as reducing the need for adjunctive agents...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546967/a-comparative-study-of-the-origin-structure-and-indexing-language-of-the-persian-and-english-keywords-of-articles-indexed-in-the-iranmedex-database-and-their-compliance-with-the-persian-medical-thesaurus-and-medical-subject-headings
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Parastoo Parsaei-Mohammadi, Ali Hossein Ghasemi, Raziyeh Hassanzadeh-Beheshtabad
INTRODUCTION: In the present era, thesauri as tools in indexing play an effective role in integrating retrieval preventing fragmentation as well as a multiplicity of terminologies and also in providing information content of documents. GOALS: This study aimed to investigate the keywords of articles indexed in IranMedex in terms of origin, structure and indexing situation and their Compliance with the Persian Medical Thesaurus and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546815/role-of-statin-drugs-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lisa Cassidy-Vu, Edwina Joe, Julienne K Kirk
Objective: To review the potential role and specific impact of statin drugs in women with PCOS. The evidence for this use of statins in PCOS is limited and still under further investigation. Materials and methods: A search was conducted using PubMed, DynaMed and PubMedHealth databases through October 16, 2016 using the terms polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA, statin, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546526/molecular-signature-for-lymphatic-invasion-associated-with-survival-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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E Sun Paik, Hyun Jin Choi, Tae-Joong Kim, Jeong-Won Lee, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae, Chel Hun Choi
Purpose: We aimed to develop molecular classifier that can predict lymphatic invasion and their clinical significance in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. Materials and Methods: We analyzed gene expression (mRNA, methylated DNA) in data from The Cancer Genome Atlas. To identify molecular signatures for lymphatic invasion, we found differentially expressed genes. The performance of classifier was validated by receiver operating characteristics analysis, logistic regression, linear discriminant analysis (LDA), and support vector machine (SVM)...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545607/dynamically-weighted-evolutionary-ordinal-neural-network-for-solving-an-imbalanced-liver-transplantation-problem
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Manuel Dorado-Moreno, María Pérez-Ortiz, Pedro A Gutiérrez, Rubén Ciria, Javier Briceño, César Hervás-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: Create an efficient decision-support model to assist medical experts in the process of organ allocation in liver transplantation. The mathematical model proposed here uses different sources of information to predict the probability of organ survival at different thresholds for each donor-recipient pair considered. Currently, this decision is mainly based on the Model for End-stage Liver Disease, which depends only on the severity of the recipient and obviates donor-recipient compatibility...
March 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545190/radiation-exposure-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-fourteen-year-review-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-malaysia
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Jeevinesh Naidu, Zhiqin Wong, Shanthi Palaniappan, Chai Soon Ngiu, Raja Affendi Raja Ali
Background and Aims: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are subjected to a large amount of ionizing radiation during the course of their illness. This may increase their risk of malignancy to a greater level than that due to the disease itself. In Caucasian patients with Crohn’s disease, this has been well documented and recommendations are in place to avoid high radiation imaging protocols. However, there are limited data available on radiation exposure in Asian IBD patients.We therefore sought to identify total radiation exposure and any differences between ethnically diverse ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) patients at our centre along with determining factors that may contribute to any variation...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545120/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-developing-infection-in-patients-presenting-with-uninfected-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Limin Jia, Christina N Parker, Tony J Parker, Ewan M Kinnear, Patrick H Derhy, Ann M Alvarado, Flavia Huygens, Peter A Lazzarini
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of research on patients presenting with uninfected diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) that go on to develop infection. We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for developing infection in a large regional cohort of patients presenting with uninfected DFUs. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data collected from a validated prospective state-wide clinical diabetic foot database in Queensland (Australia). Patients presenting for their first visit with an uninfected DFU to a Diabetic Foot Service in one of thirteen Queensland regions between January 2012 and December 2013 were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545051/increased-risk-for-diabetes-development-in-subjects-with-large-variation-in-total-cholesterol-levels-in-2-827-950-koreans-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#15
Eun-Jung Rhee, Kyungdo Han, Seung-Hyun Ko, Kyung-Soo Ko, Won-Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest a role for hyperlipidemia in the development of diabetes. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between variations of total cholesterol (TC) levels and the risk for type 2 diabetes development from a Korean nationwide population-based database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the General Health Check-up sub-dataset of the Korean National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) of 2,827,950 participants who had at least three health check-ups between 2002 and 2007, and were not reported to have diabetes during that time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544951/clinical-balance-scales-indicate-worse-postural-control-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-who-exhibit-freezing-of-gait-compared-to-those-who-do-not-a-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Esther M J Bekkers, Bauke W Dijkstra, Kim Dockx, Elke Heremans, Sabine M P Verschueren, Alice Nieuwboer
Postural instability and freezing of gait (FOG) are key features of Parkinson's disease (PD) that are closely related to falls. Uncovering the postural control differences between individuals with and without FOG contributes to our understanding of the relationship between these phenomena. The objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate whether postural control deficits, as detected by clinical balance scales, were more apparent in FOG+ compared to FOG-. Furthermore, we aimed to identify whether different scales were equally sensitive to detect postural control deficits and whether medication affected postural control differentially in each subgroup...
May 11, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544925/less-workup-longer-treatment-but-no-clinical-benefit-observed-in-women-with-diabetes-and-acute-cystitis
#17
Larissa Grigoryan, Roger Zoorob, Haijun Wang, Matthew Horsfield, Kalpana Gupta, Barbara W Trautner
AIMS: There is a lack of evidence on the optimal approach for treating acute cystitis in women with diabetes. We performed an outpatient database study to compare management of women with and without diabetes and to assess the effect of treatment duration on early and late recurrence. METHODS: We used the EPIC Clarity database (electronic medical record system) to identify all female patients aged ≥18years with acute cystitis in two family medicine clinics and a urology department...
May 12, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544837/candida-endocarditis-a-review-of-twelve-episodes-in-eleven-patients
#18
Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Mateja Logar
BACKGROUND: Candida spp. are a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. The study aim was to describe pertinent clinical data on consecutive patients with Candida endocarditis treated at a tertiary referral center between 1984 and 2013. METHODS: A retrospective search of the authors' endocarditis database was performed and the medical records of patients with confirmed Candida endocarditis were reviewed. Important data relating to demographics, medical history and clinical data, as well as information on outcome and treatment, were extracted...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544489/thromboembolic-and-bleeding-complications-during-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-cancer-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-danish-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#19
Anne G Ording, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Kasper Adelborg, Lars Pedersen, Paolo Prandoni, Henrik T Sørensen
Coexisting cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with thromboembolism and bleeding. We used Danish population-based medical databases to conduct a population-based cohort study that included all AF patients who redeemed a prescription for vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or non-VKA oral anticoagulant (NOAC) between July 2004 and December 2013. We characterized these patients according to the presence (N = 11,855) or absence (N = 56,264) of a cancer diagnosis before redemption of their oral anticoagulant prescription, and then examined their 1-year risk of thromboembolic or bleeding complications or death...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544396/current-trends-in-racial-ethnic-and-healthcare-disparities-associated-with-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-outcomes
#20
Jennifer K Peterson, Yanjun Chen, Danh V Nguyen, Shaun P Setty
OBJECTIVE: Despite overall improvements in congenital heart disease outcomes, racial and ethnic disparities have continued. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of race and ethnicity, as well as other risk factors on congenital heart surgery length of stay and in-hospital mortality. DESIGN: From the 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids Inpatient Database (KID), we identified 13 130 records with Risk Adjustment in Congenital Heart Surgery complexity score-eligible procedures...
May 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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