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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101819/high-central-aortic-rather-than-brachial-blood-pressure-is-associated-with-carotid-wall-remodeling-and-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-childhood
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Gonzalo Peluso, Victoria García-Espinosa, Santiago Curcio, Marco Marota, Juan Castro, Pedro Chiesa, Gustavo Giachetto, Daniel Bia, Yanina Zócalo
INTRODUCTION: In adults, central blood pressure (cBP) is reported to associate target organ damages (TODs) rather than peripheral blood pressure (pBP). However, data regarding the association of pre-clinical TODs with cBP and pBP in pediatric populations are scarce. AIM: To evaluate in children and adolescents the importance of cBP and pBP levels, in terms of their association with hemodynamic and vascular changes. METHODS: 315 subjects [age (mean/range) 12/8-18 years] were included...
January 19, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100879/association-between-prior-aspirin-use-and-morphological-features-of-culprit-lesions-at-first-presentation-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Taishi Yonetsu, Tetsumin Lee, Tadashi Murai, Yoshinori Kanno, Rikuta Hamaya, Sadamitsu Ichijo, Takayuki Niida, Masahiro Hada, Makoto Araki, Junji Matsuda, Eisuke Usui, Masahiro Hoshino, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The effect of prior use of aspirin (ASA) on the onset of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has not been clarified. This study used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the morphological features of culprit lesions of ACS in patients with prior ASA use.Methods and Results:In total, 442 patients with their first ACS episode undergoing OCT for the culprit lesions were investigated. Clinical characteristics, OCT findings, and adverse events at 30 days were compared between patients with prior ASA use and ASA-naïve patients (non-ASA)...
January 19, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100522/intraoperative-dexamethasone-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-postoperative-wound-infection-a-propensity-score-matched-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-enigma-ii-trial-endex
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T Corcoran, J Kasza, T G Short, E O'Loughlin, M T V Chan, K Leslie, A Forbes, M Paech, P Myles
BACKGROUND: In a post hoc analysis of the ENIGMA-II trial, we sought to determine whether intraoperative dexamethasone was associated with adverse safety outcomes. METHODS: Inverse probability weighting with estimated propensity scores was used to determine the association of dexamethasone administration with postoperative infection, quality of recovery, and adverse safety outcomes for 5499 of the 7112 non-cardiac surgery subjects enrolled in ENIGMA-II. RESULTS: Dexamethasone was administered to 2178 (40%) of the 5499 subjects included in this analysis and was not associated with wound infection [189 (8...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100521/perioperative-%C3%AE-receptor-blockade-in-phaeochromocytoma-surgery-an-observational-case-series
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H Groeben, B J Nottebaum, P F Alesina, A Traut, H P Neumann, M K Walz
BACKGROUND: Mortality associated with surgery for phaeochromocytoma has dramatically decreased over the last decades. Many factors contributed to the dramatic decline of the mortality rate, and the influence of an α-receptor blockade is unclear and has never been tested in a randomized trial. We evaluated intraoperative haemodynamic conditions and the incidence of complications in patients with and without α-receptor blockade undergoing surgery for catecholamine producing tumours. METHODS: Haemodynamic conditions and perioperative complications were assessed in 110 patients with (B) and 166 without (N) α-receptor blockade...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100416/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-clinical-effects-of-neoadjuvant-combination-therapy-with-full-dose-gemcitabine-and-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-biliary-tract-cancer
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S Kobayashi, A Tomokuni, K Gotoh, H Takahashi, H Akita, S Marubashi, T Yamada, T Teshima, K Fukui, Y Fujiwara, M Sakon
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate survival and the objective response to neoadjuvant combination therapy with gemcitabine and radiation therapy in patients with biliary tract cancer. METHODS: The chemoradiation therapy regimen consisted of 3 cycles of full-dose gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2) at days 1, 8, and 15, every 4 weeks) with 50-60 Gy radiation. We compared 27 patients who received neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy and 79 patients who were treated without neoadjuvant therapy...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100341/-comparison-on-the-long-term-outcomes-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-or-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-bifurcation-lesions-in-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery
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B G Yang, X P Yu, F Chen, S Z Lyu, Q Li, J Q He, F Yuan
Objective: To compare the long-term clinical outcomes of consecutive patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) for bifurcation lesions in unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA). Methods: A total of 663 consecutively patients with unprotected left main bifurcation disease (defined as stenosis≥50%) who received either drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation (n=316) or underwent CABG (n=347) between January 2003 and July 2009 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital were enrolled retrospectively in this study...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099786/labor-intervention-and-outcomes-in-women-who-are-nulliparous-and-obese-comparison-of-nurse-midwife-to-obstetrician-intrapartum-care
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Nicole S Carlson, Elizabeth J Corwin, Nancy K Lowe
BACKGROUND: Women who are obese have slower labors than women of normal weight, and show reduced response to interventions designed to speed labor progress like oxytocin augmentation and artificial rupture of membranes. The optimal labor management for these women has not been described. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study compared 2 propensity score-matched groups of women (N = 360) who were healthy, nulliparous, spontaneously laboring, and obese (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m(2) )...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099744/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-hemostatic-agent-use-during-hysterectomy-and-risk-of-post-operative-complications
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John A Harris, Shitanshu Uppal, Neil Kamdar, Carolyn W Swenson, Darrell Campbell, Daniel M Morgan
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the use of intraoperative hemostatic agents was a risk factor for post-operative adverse events within 30 days of patients undergoing hysterectomy. METHOD: A population-based retrospective cohort study included data from patients undergoing hysterectomy for any indication between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2014, at 52 hospitals in Michigan, USA. Any individuals with missing covariate data were excluded, and multivariable logistic regression and propensity score-matching were used to estimate the rate of post-operative adverse events associated with intra-operative hemostatic agents independent of demographic and surgical factors...
February 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099277/benefits-of-comprehensive-rehabilitation-therapy-in-thymectomy-for-myasthenia-gravis-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Vincenzo Ambrogi, Tommaso Claudio Mineo
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effectiveness of a comprehensive program of rehabilitation therapy in patients undergoing thymectomy for myasthenia gravis (MG). DESIGN: From 2005 to 2010, 46 consecutive patients affected by MG underwent a rehabilitation program both before and after thymectomy. We matched each patient with a "control patient" who underwent thymectomy within the period 1999 to 2004 with no preoperative rehabilitation, who had the closest propensity score matching...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099179/traditional-sternotomy-versus-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-stratified-by-ejection-fraction
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Tom C Nguyen, Vinod H Thourani, Justin Q Pham, Yelin Zhao, Matthew D Terwelp, Prakash Balan, Daniel Ocazionez, Catalin Loghin, Richard W Smalling, Anthony L Estrera, Joseph Lamelas
OBJECTIVE: Low ejection fraction (EF < 40%) portends adverse outcomes in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. The role of traditional median sternotomy aortic valve replacement (SAVR) compared with minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) in this cohort remains incompletely understood. METHODS: A multi-institutional retrospective review of 1503 patients who underwent SAVR (n = 815) and MIAVR via right anterior thoracotomy (n = 688) from 2011 to 2014 was performed...
January 17, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098590/analgesia-and-sedation-requirements-in-mechanically-ventilated-trauma-patients-with-acute-preinjury-use-of-cocaine-and-or-amphetamines
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Bridgette Kram, Shawn J Kram, Michelle L Sharpe, Michael L James, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Mark L Shapiro
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether mechanically ventilated trauma patients with a positive urine drug screen (UDS) for cocaine and/or amphetamines have different opioid analgesic and sedative requirements compared with similar patients with a negative drug screen for these stimulants. METHODS: This retrospective, single-center cohort study at a tertiary care, academic medical and level 1 trauma center in the United States included patients ≥16 years of age who were admitted to an adult intensive care unit with a diagnosis of trauma between 2009 and 2013 with a UDS documented within 24 hours of admission, and were mechanically ventilated for >24 hours...
January 16, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097761/shortened-hospital-length-of-stay-and-lower-costs-associated-with-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-managed-as-observation-status
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Erin R Weeda, W Frank Peacock, Gregory J Fermann, Christopher W Baugh, Philip S Wells, Veronica Ashton, Concetta Crivera, Peter Wildgoose, Jeff R Schein, Craig I Coleman
BACKGROUND: Unlike rivaroxaban, treatment of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) with warfarin requires parenteral bridging and coagulation monitoring that may prolong length-of-stay (LOS) and increase hospital costs. AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare LOS, hospital costs and readmissions in PE patients managed through observation stays treated with rivaroxaban or parenterally bridged warfarin. METHODS: Premier Hospital claims data from November 2012 to March 2015 were used to identify patients with a primary diagnosis code for PE managed through an observation stay and with ≥1 claim for a PE-related diagnostic test on day 0-2...
January 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097328/diabetes-outpatient-care-and-acute-complications-before-and-after-high-deductible-insurance-enrollment-a-natural-experiment-for-translation-in-diabetes-next-d-study
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J Frank Wharam, Fang Zhang, Emma M Eggleston, Christine Y Lu, Stephen Soumerai, Dennis Ross-Degnan
Importance: High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) have expanded under the Affordable Care Act and are expected to play a major role in the future of US health policy. The effects of modern HDHPs on chronically ill patients and adverse outcomes are unknown. Objective: To determine the association of HDHP with high-priority diabetes outpatient care and preventable acute complications. Design, Setting, and Participants: Controlled interrupted-time-series study using a large national health insurer database from January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2012...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097296/long-term-postprocedural-outcomes-of-palliative-emergency-stenting-vs-stoma-in-malignant-large-bowel-obstruction
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Jonathan S Abelson, Heather L Yeo, Jialin Mao, Jeffrey W Milsom, Art Sedrakyan
Importance: Colonic stenting was introduced for palliation of malignant large-bowel obstruction (MLBO) more than 20 years ago but remains controversial. Objective: To compare outcomes after palliative stenting vs stoma creation in patients with MLBO requiring emergency management. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational cohort study assessed 345 patients from New York State with an urgent or emergency admission to the hospital for obstruction secondary to colorectal cancer and who underwent stenting or stoma creation from October 1, 2009, through December 31, 2013...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097288/secondary-analysis-of-an-electronic-surveillance-system-combined-with-multi-focal-interventions-for-early-detection-of-sepsis
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Bonnie L Westra, Sean Landman, Pranjul Yadav, Michael Steinbach
: To conduct an independent secondary analysis of a multi-focal intervention for early detection of sepsis that included implementation of change management strategies, electronic surveillance for sepsis, and evidence based point of care alerting using the POC AdvisorTM application. METHODS: Propensity score matching was used to select subsets of the cohorts with balanced covariates. Bootstrapping was performed to build distributions of the measured difference in rates/means...
18, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097265/the-efficacy-of-performing-shockwave-lithotripsy-before-retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-or-large-%C3%A2-1-5-cm-nephrolithiasis-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Myungsun Shim, Myungchan Park, Hyung Keun Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of performing shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) before retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) on the treatment outcomes of patients with nephrolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 189 patients with renal stones who underwent RIRS from July 2007 to July 2014 was reviewed retrospectively. Patients with stones larger than 1.5 cm were recommended to undergo SWL before RIRS. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on whether the preoperative SWL was performed (group 1, n=68) or not (group 2, n=121)...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096046/worse-late-phase-survival-after-elective-endovascular-than-open-surgical-repair-for-intact-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Hisato Takagi, Tomo Ando, Takuya Umemoto
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether follow-up survival is better after elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) than open surgical repair (OSR) for intact abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), we combined 5-year survival curves themselves of EVAR and OSR in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and propensity-score matched (PSM) studies. METHODS: Eligible studies were RCTs or PSM studies of elective EVAR versus OSR enrolling patients with intact AAA and reporting 5-year (at least) survival curves...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095944/applications-of-the-propensity-score-weighting-method-in-psychogeriatric-research-correcting-selection-bias-and-adjusting-for-confounders
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Chung-Chou H Chang
The propensity score (PS) weighting method is an analytic technique that has been applied in multiple fields for a number of purposes. Here, we discuss two common applications, which are (1) to correct for selection bias and (2) to adjust for confounding variables when estimating the effect of an exposure variable on the outcome of interest.
January 18, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093822/the-role-of-guilt-sensitivity-in-ocd-symptom-dimensions
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Gabriele Melli, Claudia Carraresi, Andrea Poli, Donatella Marazziti, Antonio Pinto
: Although some studies have found that guilt may precede, motivate, or be a consequence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the relationship between guilt and OCD has been under investigated. The studies that explored the role of trait guilt (guilt propensity) in OCD reported inconsistent findings and failed to support its predictive role. Since it has been suggested that OCD patients perceive guilt in a more threatening manner, it might also be relevant to test to what extent they negatively evaluate the experience of guilt (i...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093791/local-therapy-improves-overall-survival-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Rahul R Parikh, John Byun, Sharad Goyal, Isaac Yi Kim
BACKGROUND: The role of local therapy, in the form of radiation therapy (RT) or radical prostatectomy(RP), and its association on outcomes is not well established in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we evaluated patterns of care and outcomes among patients diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013 treated with local therapy (RP, intensity-modulated radiation therapy [IMRT], or 2D/3D-conformal radiation therapy [CRT])...
January 17, 2017: Prostate
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