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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241167/nutritional-screening-and-clinical-outcome-in-hospitalized-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Azusa Takaoka, Masaya Sasaki, Naoko Nakanishi, Mika Kurihara, Akiko Ohi, Shigeki Bamba, Akira Andoh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hospitalized patients with Crohn's disease (CD) can develop severe nutritional deficits. However, the nutritional screening tools with the most utility for such patients are still unknown. METHODS: Nutritional status of 40 CD patients was assessed on admission using several screening tools and laboratory tests. Their validity was evaluated in relation to length of hospital stay (LOS) and intestinal resection. Receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed to predict prolonged LOS (≥28 days)...
December 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239459/ischemic-left-ventricle-systolic-dysfunction-an-evidence-based-approach-in-diagnostic-tools-and-therapeutics
#2
Eduardo Gomes Lima, Felipe Pereira Câmara de Carvalho, Jaime Paula Pessoa Linhares Filho, Fabio Grunspun Pitta, Carlos Vicente Serrano
Coronary artery disease (CAD) associated with left ventricular systolic dysfunction is a condition related to poor prognosis. There is a lack of robust evidence in many aspects related to this condition, from definition to treatment. Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a spectrum ranging from stunned myocardium associated with myocardial fibrosis to hibernating myocardium and repetitive episodes of ischemia. In clinical practice, relevance lies in identifying the myocardium that has the ability to recover its contractile reserve after revascularization...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239133/simplicity-at-the-cost-of-predictive-accuracy-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-critical-assessment-of-the-r-ipi-ipi-and-nccn-ipi
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Jorne Biccler, Sandra Eloranta, Peter de Nully Brown, Henrik Frederiksen, Mats Jerkeman, Karin E Smedby, Martin Bøgsted, Tarec C El-Galaly
The international prognostic index (IPI) and similar models form the cornerstone of clinical assessment in newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). While being simple and convenient to use, their inadequate use of the available clinical data is a major weakness. In this study, we compared performance of the International Prognostic Index (IPI) and its variations (R-IPI and NCCN-IPI) to a Cox proportional hazards (CPH) model using the same covariates in nondichotomized form. All models were tested in 4863 newly diagnosed DLBCL patients from population-based Nordic registers...
December 13, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239031/molecular-alterations-of-neuroendocrine-tumours-of-the-lung
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REVIEW
Giulio Rossi, Luca Bertero, Caterina Marchiò, Mauro Papotti
Neuroendocrine tumours of the lung comprise low [typical carcinoid (TC)], intermediate [atypical carcinoid (AC)] and high-grade [small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC)] malignancies, while a pre-invasive lesion [diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH)] may generate a subset of peripheral carcinoid tumours. These neoplasms are differentiated conventionally based on mitotic rate, presence of necrosis and cytological details, according to the 2015 World Health Organisation (WHO) classification...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239017/five-key-lncrnas-considered-as-prognostic-targets-for-predicting-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Jukun Song, Qiuyan Yan, Haodeng Zhang, Xinhai Yin, Chen Zhu, Ke Zhao, Jianguo Zhu
To improve PDCA prognosis, a screening biomarker for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is in urgent need. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression profiles as potential cancer prognostic biomarkers play critical roles in development of tumorigenesis and metastasis of cancer. However, lncRNA signatures in predicting the survival of a patient with PDAC remain unknown. In the current study, we try to identify potential lncRNA biomarkers and their prognostic values in PDAC. LncRNAs expression profiles and corresponding clinical information for 182 cases with PDAC were acquired from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238571/immunonutrition-within-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-an-unresolved-matter
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EDITORIAL
Ruchir Gupta, Anthony Senagore
Preoperative malnutrition because of poor oral intake significantly increases the risk of adverse events after surgery and leads to increased length of stay. While immunonutrition has been utilized in the non-ERAS setting, its utility in both minimally invasive surgery and ERAS pathway procedures remain poorly defined. There are at least ten meta-analyses regarding the assessment of immunonutrition, but virtually, all of these were performed in an era prior to minimally invasive surgery, adoption of enhanced recovery protocols, and an understanding of the assessment and physiology of sarcopenia...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238187/hand-grip-endurance-test-relates-to-clinical-state-and-prognosis-in-copd-patients-better-than-6-minute-walk-test-distance
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Miroslav Kovarik, Vera Joskova, Anna Patkova, Vladimir Koblizek, Zdenek Zadak, Miloslav Hronek
Purpose: Patients with COPD present peripheral muscle dysfunction and atrophy, expressed as muscle strength and endurance reduction. The goal of this study was direct dynamometric assessment of hand grip endurance and strength in relation to the stage of disease, multidimensional predictors of mortality, and 6-minute walk test (6MWT). To the best of our knowledge, there has been no previous study determining these parameters. Patients and methods: In this observational study, 58 consecutive outpatients with stable COPD and 25 volunteers without respiratory problems were compared...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235054/exploring-the-relationship-between-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-pancreatic-cancer-by-computed-tomographic-survey
#8
Chao-Feng Chang, Yu-Chen Tseng, Hsin-Hung Huang, Yu-Lueng Shih, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh, Hsuan-Hwai Lin
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose in an early stage, and has the highest mortality of all types of cancer. Obesity, high body mass index, and increased abdominal girth are established risk factors. Some studies have postulated that there is a correlation between organ steatosis and pancreatic cancer. This study aims to explore whether nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a risk factor and a prognostic factor for pancreatic cancer. The study enrolled 557 patients (143 with and 414 without pancreatic cancer) who were diagnosed between January 2009 and December 2013...
December 12, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234981/sarcopenia-after-induction-therapy-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-its-clinical-significance
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Daisuke Suzuki, Ryoji Kobayashi, Hirozumi Sano, Daiki Hori, Kunihiko Kobayashi
Muscle weakness is one of the most serious problems during chemotherapy for childhood hematological malignancies. It may be caused by long-term hospitalization, unfavorable physical conditions, and restricted activities. Although the concept of sarcopenia is becoming widely recognized, especially in geriatric medicine, there have been few reports about sarcopenia in pediatric patients with hematological malignancies. A total of 47 consecutive first-onset acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients who underwent induction therapy between January 2011 and September 2016 were investigated...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234306/body-mass-index-influences-the-prognostic-impact-of-combined-nuclear-insulin-receptor-and-estrogen-receptor-expression-in-primary-breast-cancer
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Sofie Björner, Ann H Rosendahl, Maria Simonsson, Andrea Markkula, Karin Jirström, Signe Borgquist, Carsten Rose, Christian Ingvar, Helena Jernström
The prognostic importance of tumor-specific nuclear insulin receptor (InsR) expression in breast cancer is unclear, while membrane and cytoplasmic localization of InsR is better characterized. The insulin signaling network is influenced by obesity and may interact with the estrogen receptor α (ERα) signaling. The purpose was to investigate the interplay between nuclear InsR, ER, body mass index (BMI), and prognosis. Tumor-specific expression of nuclear InsR was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in tissue microarrays from 900 patients with primary invasive breast cancer without preoperative treatment, included in a population-based cohort in Sweden (2002-2012) in relation to prognosis...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233664/performance-of-a-prostate-cancer-genomic-classifier-in-predicting-metastasis-in-men-with-prostate-specific-antigen-persistence-postprostatectomy
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Daniel E Spratt, Darlene L Y Dai, Robert B Den, Patricia Troncoso, Kasra Yousefi, Ashley E Ross, Edward M Schaeffer, Zaid Haddad, Elai Davicioni, Rohit Mehra, Todd M Morgan, Walter Rayford, Firas Abdollah, Edouard Trabulsi, Mary Achim, Elsa Li Ning Tapia, Mireya Guerrero, Robert Jeffrey Karnes, Adam P Dicker, Mark A Hurwitz, Paul L Nguyen, Felix F Y Feng, Stephen J Freedland, John W Davis
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer patients who have a detectable prostate-specific antigen (PSA) postprostatectomy may harbor pre-existing metastatic disease. To our knowledge, none of the commercially available genomic biomarkers have been investigated in such men. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if a 22-gene genomic classifier can independently predict development of metastasis in men with PSA persistence postoperatively. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A multi-institutional study of 477 men who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) between 1990 and 2015 from three academic centers...
December 9, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233088/left-atrial-enlargement-and-clinical-considerations-in-patients-with-or-without-a-residual-interatrial-shunt-after-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-with-the-watchman%C3%A2-device
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Blerim Luani, Thomas Groscheck, Conrad Genz, Ivan Tanev, Thomas Rauwolf, Joerg Herold, Senad Medunjanin, Alexander Schmeisser, Rüdiger C Braun-Dullaeus
BACKGROUND: Interventional closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, high thromboembolic and bleeding risk or bleeding history is an alternative therapeutic strategy to oral anticoagulation. It is not known if the exclusion of the LAA from the blood circulation affects the left atrial volume (LAV) and consequently its prognostic value or the circulatory performance of the heart in humans. METHODS: We aimed to prospectively assess potential changes in baseline LAV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), NT-proBNP-level and the covered distance in the 6-min walk-test 6 weeks and 6 months after LAA closure with the WATCHMAN™ device...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232972/association-of-resting-heart-rate-with-arterial-stiffness-and-low-grade-inflammation-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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José Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado, Josefa Martínez-Bordonado, Isabel Sánchez-Berná, Daniel Fernández-Bergés, José Mario Sabio
Resting heart rate (RHR) is associated with arterial stiffness, inflammation, and cardiovascular (CV) and all-cause mortality in the general population and in patients at high CV risk. We assessed the association of RHR with arterial stiffness and low-grade inflammation (LGI) in a cross-sectional study that included 101 women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without a history of CV disease or arrhythmia or who were under treatment that may cause bradycardia. Pulse wave velocity (PWV; a measure of arterial stiffness), RHR, and markers of LGI (ie, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, insulin, and homeostatic model assessment index) were measured...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231969/patient-reported-outcomes-enhance-the-survival-prediction-of-traditional-disease-risk-classifications-an-international-study-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Fabio Efficace, Francesco Cottone, Gregory Abel, Pasquale Niscola, Gianluca Gaidano, Franck Bonnetain, Amelie Anota, Giovanni Caocci, Angel Cronin, Luana Fianchi, Massimo Breccia, Reinhard Stauder, Uwe Platzbecker, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Mario Luppi, Rosangela Invernizzi, Micaela Bergamaschi, Lorenza Borin, Anna Angela Di Tucci, Huiyong Zhang, Mirjam Sprangers, Marco Vignetti, Franco Mandelli
BACKGROUND: Current prognostic systems for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are based on clinical, pathologic, and laboratory indicators. The objective of the current study was to develop a new patient-centered prognostic index for patients with advanced MDS by including self-reported fatigue severity into a well-established clinical risk classification: the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS). METHODS: A total of 469 patients with advanced (ie, IPSS intermediate-2 or high-risk) MDS were analyzed...
December 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231912/-cerebroplacental-ratio-cpr-and-amniotic-fluid-index-afi-as-prognostic-factors-of-terminating-pregnancy-with-cesarean-section-after-induction-of-labour
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Hanna Makles, Jacek R Wilczyński
HASH(0x5861638) AIM: The aim of the study was to estimate the value of the cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) and amniotic fluid index (AFI) in pregnancies after 41 week as prognostic factors of terminating pregnancy with cesarean section after induction of labour. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 130 pregnant women, including 100 women, between 41 and 42 weeks of gestation, in whom induced labour resulted in a cesarean section due to three main indications: lack of progress of labour - group I - 44 pregnant women, signs of foetal distress - group II - 32 pregnant women and lack of response to induced labour - group III - 24 pregnant women...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230799/a-retrospective-study-on-the-management-of-patients-with-rituximab-refractory-follicular-lymphoma
#16
Philippe Solal-Céligny, Pierre Leconte, Aurélie Bardet, Juana Hernandez, Xavier Troussard
Given that there are currently no clear recommendations regarding therapeutic options for rituximab refractory/relapsed follicular lymphoma patients, this study aimed to describe the real-life management of patients with refractory follicular lymphoma after systemic rituximab-containing regimens (rFL), and rFL patient characteristics. In this retrospective, national, multicentre study, descriptive analyses were mainly performed according to rituximab-containing regimen at rFL diagnosis [rituximab monotherapy (R-MONO), rituximab + chemotherapy (R-COMBO), and ongoing rituximab maintenance (R-MAINTAIN)]...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230597/presence-of-post-systolic-shortening-is-an-independent-predictor-of-heart-failure-in-patients-following-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Philip Brainin, Sune Haahr-Pedersen, Morten Sengeløv, Flemming Javier Olsen, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Following an ischemic event post systolic shortening (PSS) may occur. We investigated the association between PSS in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and occurrence of cardiovascular events at follow-up. A total of 373 patients admitted with STEMI and treated with pPCI were prospectively included in the study cohort. All patients were examined by echocardiography a median of 2 days after admission (interquartile range, 1-3 days)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230568/ankle-brachial-pressure-index-as-a-predictor-of-the-2-year-outcome-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-data-from-the-japanese-ocean-tavi-registry
#18
Masahiro Yamawaki, Motoharu Araki, Tsutomu Ito, Yosuke Honda, Takahiro Tokuda, Yoshiaki Ito, Hiroshi Ueno, Kazuki Mizutani, Minoru Tabata, Akihiro Higashimori, Norio Tada, Kensuke Takagi, Futoshi Yamanaka, Toru Naganuma, Yusuke Watanabe, Masanori Yamamoto, Shinichi Shirai, Kentaro Hayashida
Peripheral artery disease plays a pivotal role for access site selection in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Abnormal ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a generalized mortality marker in many cardiovascular scenarios. However, the long-term outcomes in high-risk TAVR populations remain unclear. We investigated the association between low ABI and 2-year outcome after TAVR. Of 1613 patients enrolled in the OCEAN-TAVI registry, 1458 (90.4%) who underwent ABI before TAVR were divided into groups: patients with (1) ABI ≥ 0...
December 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230118/prognostic-factors-in-typical-and-atypical-pulmonary-carcinoids
#19
Robert A Ramirez, David T Beyer, Anne E Diebold, Brianne A Voros, Maria M Chester, Yi-Zarn Wang, J Philip Boudreaux, Eugene A Woltering, Ann-Porter Uhlhorn, Pamela Ryan, Richard J Campeau, Lowell B Anthony
Background: Typical and atypical carcinoids represent approximately 2% of all lung tumors. Survival of patients with typical bronchial carcinoids, unlike the survival of patients with most lung tumors, is generally long but dependent on stage. We report the findings of the Ochsner Medical Center/Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center neuroendocrine tumor (NET) program. Methods: A database with all patients seen at the Ochsner Medical Center/LSU NET program was queried for patients with bronchopulmonary NET...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229724/serum-galectin-3-and-poor-outcomes-among-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Aili Wang, Chongke Zhong, Zhengbao Zhu, Tian Xu, Yanbo Peng, Tan Xu, Hao Peng, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Jinchao Wang, Zhong Ju, Qunwei Li, Deqin Geng, Yingxian Sun, Jianhui Zhang, Xiaodong Yuan, Jing Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Elevated galectin-3 has been associated with atherosclerosis and poor outcomes in patients with heart failure. However, it remains unclear whether galectin-3 has any effect on the poor outcomes of ischemic stroke. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between galectin-3 with poor outcomes among patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: Serum galectin-3 was measured in 3082 patients with acute ischemic stroke. The primary outcome was a combination of death or major disability (modified Rankin Scale score, ≥3) at 3 months after stroke...
December 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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