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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783063/inflammatory-patterns-in-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-and-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Francesco Santoro, Maria Domenica Costantino, Francesca Guastafierro, Giuseppe Triggiani, Armando Ferraretti, Nicola Tarantino, Ardan Saguner, Matteo Di Biase, Natale Daniele Brunetti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Systemic inflammatory activation can be observed in both Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study was therefore to compare circulating cytokine levels during the acute and subacute phase of TTC and ACS. METHODS: One hundred thirty-six consecutive patients were enrolled in the study; after a propensity score matching, 32 TTC patients were compared with 32 subjects with ACS. Clinical baseline features and circulating levels of interleukin(IL)-1β, IL-1α, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IFN-γ, MCP1, EGF, VEGF, TNFα were obtained at admission (t0 ) and after 120 h (t1 )...
May 18, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783006/technique-of-whole-sellar-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-cushing-s-disease-results-from-a-multicenter-international-cohort-study
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Matthew J Shepard, Gautam U Mehta, Zhiyuan Xu, Hideyuki Kano, Nathaniel Sisterson, Yan-Hua Su, Michal Krsek, Ahmed M Nabeel, Amr El-Shehaby, Khaled A Kareem, Nuria Martinez-Moreno, David Mathieu, Brendan J McShane, Kevin Blas, Douglas Kondziolka, Inga Grills, John Y Lee, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Wael A Reda, Roman Liscak, Cheng-Chia Lee, L Dade Lunsford, Mary Lee Vance, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is used to manage patients with Cushing's disease (CD) who have failed surgical/medical management. As many patients with recurrent/persistent CD lack an identifiable adenoma on neuro-imaging, whole-sellar SRS has been increasingly employed. We therefore sought to define the outcomes of patients undergoing whole-sellar SRS. METHODS: An international, multicenter, retrospective cohort-design was used to define clinical/endocrine outcomes for patients undergoing whole-sellar SRS for CD...
May 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782546/chronic-use-of-psychotropic-medications-in-breastfeeding-women-is-it-safe
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Nirit Kronenfeld, Tomer Ziv Baran, Maya Berlin, Nour Karra, Natalie Dinavitser, Rana Cohen, Yifat Wiener, Eyal Schwartzberg, Matitiahu Bercovitch
BACKGROUND: Current knowledge regarding chronic use of psychotropic medications during breastfeeding is limited. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of psychotropic monotherapy use during lactation on the breastfed infant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, we followed 280 infants whose mothers contacted the Drug Consultation Center (DCC) at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center between January 2011 and December 2015, seeking information regarding the chronic use of psychotropic medications during lactation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782526/decreased-risk-of-pneumonia-in-stroke-patients-receiving-acupuncture-a-nationwide-matched-pair-retrospective-cohort-study
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Chuen-Chau Chang, Ta-Liang Chen, Chao-Shun Lin, Chi-Li Chung, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Chaur-Jong Hu, Hsin-Long Lane, Chien-Chang Liao, Chun-Chuan Shih
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture treatment is common among stroke patients, but there is limited information available on whether acupuncture effectively prevents post-stroke pneumonia. The aim of this study was to analyze the differential risk of pneumonia after stroke between patients who did and did not receive acupuncture after discharge. METHODS: We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to conduct a retrospective cohort study using propensity score matched-pairs of new stroke patients in 2000-2004 who did and did not receive acupuncture post-stroke...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782362/breast-conservation-therapy-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-does-not-compromise-10-year-breast-cancer-specific-mortality
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Renee L Arlow, Lisa E Paddock, Xiaoling Niu, Laurie Kirstein, Bruce G Haffty, Sharad Goyal, Thomas Kearney, Deborah Toppmeyer, Antoinette M Stroup, Atif J Khan
OBJECTIVES: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy can increase the rate of breast-conserving surgery by downstaging disease in patients with breast cancer. The aim of this study was to determine whether patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy have equal survival after breast-conservation therapy compared with mastectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using the New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) patients with a primary breast cancer diagnosed between 1998 and 2003 who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy were selected (n=1,468)...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781736/comparison-of-real-world-effectiveness-between-valsartan-and-non-ras-inhibitor-monotherapy-on-the-incidence-of-new-diabetes-in-chinese-hypertensive-patients-an-electronic-health-recording-system-based-study
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Tian Shen, Jiwei Wang, Yingjun Yu, Jinming Yu
This study aimed to compare the real-world effectiveness of valsartan and non renin-angiotensin system (non-RAS) agent monotherapy on the incidence of new on-set diabetes (NOD) in Chinese hypertensive patients. It was based on an electronic Health Recording System database from Minhang District of Shanghai. Hypertensive patients aged ≥18 years continuously taking either valsartan or non-RAS agent monotherapy for >12 months were included. Hazard ratios (HR) of NOD events were estimated using propensity score matching method and multivariate regression...
May 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781295/impact-of-statin-use-on-recurrence-or-survival-after-surgical-curative-resection-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tak Kyu Oh, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon, Jaebong Lee, Sang-Hwan Do, Jung-Won Hwang, Hyo Jin Kim, In-Ae Song
Statins are known for their anticancer effects, and many studies have shown the effectiveness of statins for cancer prevention and improvement of cancer-related long-term oncologic outcome. However, their effectiveness on recurrence or survival of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after curative resection remains unknown. This was a retrospective cohort study that assessed the medical records of patients who were diagnosed with NSCLC and treated with curative resection at a tertiary care hospital between August 2003 and July 2012...
January 2018: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780849/incidental-findings-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-persons
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Sara Reinschmidt, Teja Turk, Philip E Tarr, Roger Kouyos, Christoph Hauser, Patrick Schmid, Rainer Weber, Philipp Kaufmann, Ronny R Buechel, Helen Kovari
Background: Incidental findings on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) have a great impact on the benefits and costs of testing for cardiovascular disease. The number of incidental findings might be increased in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive individuals compared with the general population. Data are limited regarding the association between incidental findings and HIV infection. Methods: We assessed the prevalence and factors associated with incidental findings among HIV-positive and HIV-negative participants ≥45 years undergoing CCTA...
May 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779404/is-intra-articular-injection-of-synvisc-associated-with-a-delay-to-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Kevin L Ong, Maria Runa, Edmund Lau, Roy Altman
Objective There is debate about the effectiveness of intra-articular (IA) hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. We asked the following questions: (1) What is the epidemiology of IA HA use in knee arthroplasty (KA) patients? (2) Is Synvisc associated with a delay to KA? (3) Is there a difference in the delay to KA with the number of HA courses? Design The Optum Clinformatics data set (2006-June 2016) was used to identify patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients who did not receive IA HA were identified, along with those who received Synvisc or non-Synvisc HA...
May 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778588/increased-burden-of-comorbidities-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-in-europe-over-ten-years-a-comparison-between-eorp-af-pilot-and-ehs-af-registries
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Marco Proietti, Cécile Laroche, Robby Nieuwlaat, Harry J G M Crijns, Aldo P Maggioni, Deirdre A Lane, Giuseppe Boriani, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND: In 2002, the European Society of Cardiology conducted the Euro Heart Survey (EHS), while in 2014concluded 1-year follow-up of the EURObservational Research Programme AF (EORP-AF) Pilot Registry. METHODS: We analysed differences in clinical profiles, therapeutic approaches and outcomes between these two cohorts after propensity score matching (PSM). RESULTS: After PSM, 5206 patients were analysed. In EORP-AF there were more elderly patients than EHS (p < ...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778339/lower-risk-of-postoperative-arrhythmias-in-congenital-heart-surgery-following-intraoperative-administration-of-magnesium
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Dingchao He, Nimisha Aggarwal, David Zurakowski, Richard A Jonas, Charles I Berul, Sridhar Hanumanthaiah, Jeffrey P Moak
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative arrhythmias are common in children undergoing congenital heart surgery. We evaluated whether intraoperative administration of magnesium was associated with a reduced occurrence of specific postoperative arrhythmias, as has been described previously, or had a broader effect on multiple arrhythmia types, and whether there existed a dose-effect of intraoperative magnesium. METHODS: We used a historical prospective observational cohort study...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778336/implementation-of-the-aortic-no-touch-technique-to-reduce-stroke-after-off-pump-coronary-surgery
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Alexander Albert, Jürgen Ennker, Yasser Hegazy, Sebastian Ullrich, Georgi Petrov, Payam Akhyari, Stefan Bauer, Eda Ürer, Ina Carolin Ennker, Artur Lichtenberg, Horst Priss, Alexander Assmann
OBJECTIVES: Despite substantial scientific effort, the relationship between stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting and the use of the aortic no-touch off-pump technique (anOPCAB) remains incompletely understood. The present study aimed to define the effect of anOPCAB on the occurrence and time point of stroke. METHODS: A total cohort of 15,042 consecutive patients underwent surgical myocardial revascularization at a single institution. After establishing anOPCAB as routine procedure, 4695 patients received surgery by 18 different surgeons using the anaortic approach...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777564/the-importance-of-non-regional-lymph-nodes-in-assigning-risk-in-primary-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Adnan Ali, Alexander Hoyle, Hitesh Mistry, Noel W Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic relevance of non-regional lymph nodes (NRLN) metastases presenting synchronously with bone metastases in metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) for guiding treatment decisions based on oligometastatic definitions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with mPCa between 2004 and 2013 were identified from the surveillance, epidemiology and end-results (SEER) database and were grouped by metastatic sites into only NRLN, only bone, bone + NRLN and other sites ± bone/NRLN metastases...
May 19, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777549/frailty-risk-in-hospitalized-older-adults-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus
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Deborah A Lekan, Thomas P McCoy
BACKGROUND: Research indicates that diabetes mellitus (DM) may be a risk factor for frailty and individuals with DM are more likely to be frail than individuals without DM, however, there is limited research in hospitalized older adults. OBJECTIVES: To determine the extent of frailty in hospitalized older adults with and without DM using a 16-item Frailty Risk Score (FRS) and assess the role of frailty in predicting 30-day rehospitalization, discharge to an institution, and in-hospital mortality...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777453/peri-operative-blood-transfusion-does-not-influence-overall-and-disease-free-survival-after-radical-gastrectomy-for-stage-ii-iii-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Hua Xiao, Wu Liu, Hu Quan, Yongzhong Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: Whether peri-operative blood transfusions (BTF) negatively impact long-term survival after gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC) remains controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate independent predictive factors of BTF and the potential impact of BTF on overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients who underwent radical gastrectomy for stage II/III GC. METHODS: Of 1020 patients who underwent gastrectomy for stage II/III GC from November 2010 to December 2015, 231 (22...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777361/tremor-induced-by-calcineurin-inhibitor-immunosuppression-a-single-centre-observational-study-in-kidney-transplanted-patients
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R Erro, Ruggero Bacchin, F Magrinelli, P Tomei, C Geroin, G Squintani, A Lupo, G Zaza, M Tinazzi
INTRODUCTION: Tremor is the most frequent and disabling neurological side effect under Calcineurin inhibitor-induced immunosuppression, but no studies have defined its phenomenology, severity, distribution, the impact on quality of life, as well as of other neurological symptoms associated. METHODS: 126 consecutive kidney-transplanted patients, under treatment with Cyclosporin A, Tacrolimus and non-Calcineurin inhibitors, within therapeutic range, were enrolled...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776869/outcomes-of-externalized-pyeloureteral-versus-internal-ureteral-stent-in-pediatric-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty
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D I Chu, D Shrivastava, J P Van Batavia, D K Bowen, C C Tong, C J Long, D A Weiss, A R Shukla, A K Srinivasan
INTRODUCTION: After pyeloplasty, urinary drainage options include internal double-J (DJ) ureteral stents or externalized pyeloureteral (EPU) stents, which can avoid bladder symptoms and additional anesthetic exposure from stent removal. Comparative outcome studies, however, are lacking following primary pediatric robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP). OBJECTIVE: To compare operative success, operative time, hospitalization, and postoperative complications of EPU versus DJ stents following RALP...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776575/optimal-long-term-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-oltat-registry
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Q Fischer, J L Georges, C Le Feuvre, A Sharma, N Hammoudi, E Berman, S Cohen, I Jolivet, J Silvain, G Helft
BACKGROUND: The optimal long-term antithrombotic treatment of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is a challenge in daily practice. We sought to determine the prevalence of hemorrhagic complications and ischaemic events depending on antithrombotic strategy in patients with stable CAD and AF. METHODS: The primary outcome was major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) defined as a composite of cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776007/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-swedish-propensity-to-achieve-healthy-lifestyle-scale-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Anders Broström, A H Pakpour, Martin Ulander, Per Nilsen
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a Swedish questionnaire to measure propensity for behaviour change regarding food habits, physical activity and weight reduction in patients with hypertension. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. METHODS: A total of 270 consecutive patients with hypertension diagnosed at 4 primary care centres in Sweden were included. The 6-item Swedish version of the Propensity to Achieve Healthy Lifestyle Scale (PAHLS) was developed to measure propensity for behaviour change regarding food habits, physical activity and weight reduction...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775230/alcohol-enhances-symptoms-and-propensity-for-infection-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-and-a-murine-model-of-dss-induced-colitis
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Abigail R Cannon, Paulius V Kuprys, Adrienne N Cobb, Xianzhong Ding, Anai N Kothari, Paul C Kuo, Joshua M Eberhardt, Adam M Hammer, Niya L Morris, Xiaoling Li, Mashkoor A Choudhry
Over 1.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and ulcerative colitis (UC) makes up approximately half of those diagnoses. As a disease, UC cycles between periods of remission and flare, which is characterized by intense abdominal pain, increased weight loss, intestinal inflammation, rectal bleeding, and dehydration. Interestingly, a widespread recommendation to IBD patients for avoidance of a flare period is "Don't Drink Alcohol" as recent work correlated alcohol consumption with increased GI symptoms in patients with IBD...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
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