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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936453/biological-mechanisms-of-depression-following-treatment-with-interferon-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-critical-systematic-review
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Myrela O Machado, Giovanni Oriolo, Beatrice Bortolato, Cristiano A Köhler, Michael Maes, Marco Solmi, Iria Grande, Rocío Martín-Santos, Eduard Vieta, André F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: A significant subset of patients infected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) develops a major depressive episode (MDE) during Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) based immunotherapy. We performed a systematic review of studies which examined biological mechanisms contributing to the onset of a MDE during IFN-α-based immunotherapy for HCV. METHODS: Major electronic databases were searched from inception up until 15th February 2016 for peer-reviewed prospective studies that had enrolled HCV infected patients who received IFN-α treatment...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936211/reliability-of-diagnosis-and-clinical-efficacy-of-cranial-osteopathy-a-systematic-review
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Albin Guillaud, Nelly Darbois, Richard Monvoisin, Nicolas Pinsault
CONTEXT: In 2010, the World Health Organization released benchmarks for training in osteopathy in which they considered cranial osteopathy as an important osteopathic skill. However, the evidence supporting the reliability of diagnosis and the efficacy of treatment in this field appears scientifically weak and inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: To identify and critically evaluate the scientific literature dealing with the reliability of diagnosis and the clinical efficacy of techniques and therapeutic strategies used in cranial osteopathy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936112/genome-wide-association-of-heroin-dependence-in-han-chinese
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Gursharan Kalsi, Jack Euesden, Jonathan R I Coleman, Francesca Ducci, Fazil Aliev, Stephen J Newhouse, Xiehe Liu, Xiaohong Ma, Yingcheng Wang, David A Collier, Philip Asherson, Tao Li, Gerome Breen
Drug addiction is a costly and recurring healthcare problem, necessitating a need to understand risk factors and mechanisms of addiction, and to identify new biomarkers. To date, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for heroin addiction have been limited; moreover they have been restricted to examining samples of European and African-American origin due to difficulty of recruiting samples from other populations. This is the first study to test a Han Chinese population; we performed a GWAS on a homogeneous sample of 370 Han Chinese subjects diagnosed with heroin dependence using the DSM-IV criteria and 134 ethnically matched controls...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935666/comparison-of-transverse-computed-tomographic-excretory-urography-images-and-maximum-intensity-projection-images-for-diagnosing-ectopic-ureters-in-dogs
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Scott Secrest, Andrew Bugbee, Kenneth Waller, David A Jiménez
Computed tomographic maximum intensity projection (MIP) images have been shown to improve reader confidence in their diagnoses and to improve detection of vascular structures and pulmonary nodules. The objectives of this method comparison study were to compare transverse source computed tomographic excretory urography (CTEU) images to two, five, and 10 slab thick MIP images for diagnosing canine ectopic ureters, compare reader confidence, and evaluate interobserver agreement. Two board-certified veterinary radiologists and a board-certified small animal internist blindly reviewed transverse source CTEU and two, five, and 10 slab thick MIP images of 24 dogs enrolled in the study...
December 9, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935483/predicting-sport-and-occupational-lower-extremity-injury-risk-through-movement-quality-screening-a-systematic-review
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Jackie L Whittaker, Nadine Booysen, Sarah de la Motte, Liz Dennett, Cara L Lewis, Dave Wilson, Carly McKay, Martin Warner, Darin Padua, Carolyn A Emery, Maria Stokes
BACKGROUND: Identification of risk factors for lower extremity (LE) injury in sport and military/first-responder occupations is required to inform injury prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE: To determine if poor movement quality is associated with LE injury in sport and military/first-responder occupations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 5 electronic databases were systematically searched. Studies selected included original data; analytic design; movement quality outcome (qualitative rating of functional compensation, asymmetry, impairment or efficiency of movement control); LE injury sustained with sport or military/first-responder occupation...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935361/acute-impairment-of-saccadic-eye-movements-is-associated-with-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Matthew J Rowland, Payashi Garry, Jon Westbrook, Rufus Corkill, Chrystalina A Antoniades, Kyle T S Pattinson
OBJECTIVE Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) causing cerebral infarction remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Early brain injury in the first 72 hours following rupture is likely to play a key role in the pathophysiology underlying DCI but remains difficult to quantify objectively. Current diagnostic modalities are based on the concept of vasoconstriction causing cerebral ischemia and infarction and are either invasive or have a steep learning curve and user variability...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935138/characteristics-of-accredited-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-laboratories-in-the-united-states
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Mary Beth Farrell, John Y Choi, Endrit Ziu, Kevin M Cockroft
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe in detail the characteristics and accreditation compliance of laboratories in the United States applying for Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) transcranial Doppler (TCD) accreditation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all applicant laboratories from 2012 to 2015. We used the IAC database to extract laboratory characteristics and guideline compliance metrics. RESULTS: Evaluation of 97 laboratories demonstrated that 67% were hospital-based and located in the South (43...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934853/clinical-and-biological-progress-over-50-years-in-rett-syndrome
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Helen Leonard, Stuart Cobb, Jenny Downs
In the 50 years since Andreas Rett first described the syndrome that came to bear his name, and is now known to be caused by a mutation in the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene, a compelling blend of astute clinical observations and clinical and laboratory research has substantially enhanced our understanding of this rare disorder. Here, we document the contributions of the early pioneers in Rett syndrome (RTT) research, and describe the evolution of knowledge in terms of diagnostic criteria, clinical variation, and the interplay with other Rett-related disorders...
December 9, 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934801/derivation-validation-of-glycosylated-haemoglobin-hba-1c-cut-off-value-as-a-diagnostic-test-for-type-2-diabetes-in-south-indian-population
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Alladi Mohan, S Aparna Reddy, Alok Sachan, Kvs Sarma, D Prabath Kumar, Mahesh V Panchagnula, Pvln Srinivasa Rao, B Siddhartha Kumar, P Krishnaprasanthi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA 1c ) has been in use for more than a decade, as a diagnostic test for type 2 diabetes. Validity of HbA 1c needs to be established in the ethnic population in which it is intended to be used. The objective of this study was to derive and validate a HbA 1c cut-off value for the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in the ethnic population of Rayalaseema area of south India. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, consecutive patients suspected to have type 2 diabetes underwent fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and 2 h post-load plasma glucose (2 h-PG) measurements after a 75 g glucose load and HbA 1c estimation...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933750/comparing-glucose-and-hemoglobin-a1c-diagnostic-tests-among-a-high-metabolic-risk-hispanic-population
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Mónica A Vega-Vázquez, Margarita Ramirez-Vick, Francisco J Muñoz-Torres, Loida A González-Rodríguez, Kaumudi Joshipura
AIMS: Compare HbA1c diagnostic tests for pre-diabetes and diabetes with plasma glucose criteria (PGC), and compare the metabolic profiles of people classified by HbA1c versus by glucose levels. METHODS: Participants were recruited for the San Juan Overweight Adults Longitudinal Study (SOALS). Were primarily Hispanic (98%), without previously diagnosed diabetes, and aged 40-65 years. Participants classified as normal glycemic, pre-diabetes or diabetes based on baseline HbA1c and PGC, were compared with respect to baseline cardiometabolic factors...
December 9, 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933740/fine-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-and-classification-of-hepatoblastoma-analysis-of-21-new-cases
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Tatjana Vlajnic, Hervé J Brisse, Isabelle Aerts, Paul Fréneaux, Cécile Cellier, Monique Fabre, Jerzy Klijanienko
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of hepatoblastoma (HBL) is based on characteristic clinical and radiological presentation, young age and marked elevation of serum α-fetoprotein (aFP). Fine needle aspiration (FNA) technique is successfully used in the diagnosis of hepatoblastoma. To evaluate the value of FNA in the diagnosis and subtyping of HBL, we report our experience correlated to histological sections (core needle biopsy, CNB). METHODS: From 1991 to 2015, 21 cases from 20 patients were cytologically diagnosed as HBL...
December 9, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933282/myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-dosimetry-optimal-use-of-spect-and-spect-ct-technologies-in-stress-first-imaging-protocol
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M Lecchi, S Malaspina, C Scabbio, V Gaudieri, A Del Sole
PURPOSE: Over the past decade, nuclear medicine experts have been seeking to minimize patient exposure to radiation in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS). This review describes the latest technological innovations in MPS, particularly with regard to dose reduction. METHODS: We searched in PubMed for original clinical papers in English, published after 2008, using the following research criteria: (dose) and ((reduction) or (reducing)) and ((myocardial) or (cardiac) or (heart)) and ((nuclear medicine) or (nuclear imaging) or (radionuclide) or (scintigraphy) or (SPET) or (SPECT))...
2016: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932870/evaluation-of-quality-of-life-in-chronic-progressing-rheumatic-diseases-based-on-the-example-of-osteoarthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Izabela Wysocka-Skurska, Matylda Sierakowska, Wojciech Kułak
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic diseases, irrespective of etiology and clinical course, influence different areas of a patient's life. Adapting to disability and limitations caused by an illness is very difficult for many patients. The main goal of a therapeutic procedure should be improvement of health-related quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the factors that influence the QoL that are conditioned by the state of health of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932406/diagnostic-concordance-between-skeletal-cephalometrics-radiograph-based-soft-tissue-cephalometrics-and-photograph-based-soft-tissue-cephalometrics
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Riccardo Nucera, Antonino Lo Giudice, Mirea Bellocchio, Paola Spinuzza, Alberto Caprioglio, Giancarlo Cordasco
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the diagnostic concordance between skeletal cephalometrics and soft-tissue cephalometrics in identifying facial lower third characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared a skeletal cephalometric analysis (SCA) to a soft-tissue analysis performed on cephalometric radiographs (rSTCA) and to one performed on profile photograph (pSTCA). Ninety-six pre-treatment digital lateral cephalometric radiographs and 96 digital profile photographs were randomly selected for this study (patients' mean age: 18...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932045/serum-and-knee-synovial-fluid-matrixmetalloproteinase-13-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-levels-in-patients-with-late-stage-osteoarthritis
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Kenan Özler, Erdem Aktaş, Çiğdem Atay, Barış Yılmaz, Murat Arıkan, Şafak Güngör
OBJECTIVE: To compare the levels of MMP-13 and TNF-α in late stage osteoarthritis, define their predominant pathways and investigate their correlation with McMaster Universities Arthritis Index scores. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 42 patients (mean age 64 ± 8.8) with grade 3 and grade 4 knee osteoarthritis according to Kellegren- Lawrence criteria and who were scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were enrolled in the study. TNF-alpha and MMP-13 levels were measured preoperatively from venous blood samples and intraoperatively from knee synovial fluid via ELISA...
December 5, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931763/usefulness-of-synthesized-18-lead-electrocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-pilot-study
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Tadashi Ashida, Shigemasa Tani, Ken Nagao, Tsukasa Yagi, Naoya Matsumoto, Atsushi Hirayama
OBJECTIVE: This was a pilot retrospective case-series study performed to investigate whether synthesized 18-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) could improve the accuracy of infarction site diagnosis in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHOD: Of 103 consecutive patients with acute coronary syndrome who underwent emergency coronary angiography between October 1, 2014 and December 10, 2015, 33 patients fulfilling the diagnostic criteria for STEMI were enrolled in this study...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931545/assessment-of-validity-of-the-culprit-score-for-predicting-the-culprit-lesion-in-patients-with-acute-inferior-wall-myocardial-infarction
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Abhisekh Mohanty, R K Saran
INTRODUCTION: Many electrocardiographic criteria have been developed to determine the infarct-related artery in acute inferior wall myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to test the commonly used criteria and devise a simplified score to further improve the diagnostic accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2013, 100 patients with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction were recruited for electrocardiographic and angiographic analyses. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 65±12 years with 74% of patients being male...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931306/idiopathic-cd4-lymphocytopenia
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Joel P Brooks, Gisoo Ghaffari
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology. Diagnostic criteria include a persistent CD4 T-cell lymphopenia with no underlying primary or secondary immune deficiencies and a CD4 T-cell count of 300 cells/mL or 20% total lymphocyte on multiple occasions. OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness of ICL and to provide a review of the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and management of this disease process. Presently, many of these patients receive prophylactic treatment similar to other T-cell deficient conditions, most notably patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; however, the same indications may not necessarily apply to this patient population because the T cells are not affected by a virus as in HIV...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931297/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-phenotypes-biomarkers-and-prognostic-indicators
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Christopher E Brightling
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Current diagnostic criteria are based on lung function impairment, symptoms, and exacerbation frequency but do not capture the heterogeneity of the disease in terms of the complex pathologic changes that occur within lung, the different airway inflammatory patterns, or the airway microbial ecology. Recognition of the importance of defining the heterogeneity of COPD has led to the identification of important phenotypes with specific biomarkers, treatment responses, and underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930547/modern-researches-on-blood-stasis-syndrome-1989-2015-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Jiangquan Liao, Jie Wang, Yongmei Liu, Jun Li, Lian Duan, Guang Chen, Junyuan Hu
BACKGROUND: Blood Stasis syndrome (BSS) is one of the major syndromes in Traditional East Asia medicine (TEAM). Modern research of BSS began in the late1980s. METHODS: We searched in PubMed for BSS-related articles published between 1989 and 2015. The publication information, study contents, and bibliometric indicators were documented and analyzed. RESULTS: Most of the BSS-related studies were conducted by Chinese researchers in China. The number of publications on BSS-related increased rapidly in recent years, so did the quality of them...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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