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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724244/evaluating-mercury-concentrations-and-body-condition-in-american-alligators-alligator-mississippiensis-at-merritt-island-national-wildlife-refuge-minwr-florida
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Frances M Nilsen, Jonathan E Dorsey, Russell H Lowers, Louis J Guillette, Stephen E Long, John A Bowden, Tracey B Schock
Concentrations of mercury (Hg) are not well studied in free-ranging wildlife. Atmospheric deposition patterns of Hg have been studied in detail and have been modeled for both global and specific locations and often correlate to environmental impact. However, monitoring the impact of Hg deposition in wildlife is complicated due to local environmental conditions that can affect the transformation of atmospheric Hg to the biologically available forms (e.g., rainfall, humidity, pH, the ability of the environment to methylate Hg), as well as affect the accessibility to organisms for sampling...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724202/population-pharmacokinetics-of-lenalidomide-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Jamie N Connarn, Renfang Hwang, Yue Gao, Maria Palmisano, Nianhang Chen
A population pharmacokinetic (PopPK) model of lenalidomide was developed using data pooled from 13 clinical studies (dose range, 5-400 mg) in participants who were considered to have adequate capability for renal excretion of lenalidomide (creatinine clearance [CrCl] > 50 mL/min). The analysis population included 305 healthy volunteers and 83 patients with multiple myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes. A 1-compartment model with linear absorption and elimination described well the observed data for both healthy volunteers and patients...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724195/thyroxin-use-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-thyroid-cancer-in-patients-with-hypothyroidism
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Shih-Han Hung, Shiu-Dong Chung, Herng-Ching Lin
Despite evidence linking thyroxin use and breast cancer, little is known regarding the risk of other cancers with thyroxin use. The purpose of this case-control study was to evaluate the association of thyroid cancer with primary hypothyroidism based on a population-based database. The data for this case-control study were retrieved from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005. We included 1285 patients with thyroid cancer as cases and 3855 sex- and age-matched subjects as controls. We used conditional logistic regression to examine the association of thyroid cancer with previously diagnosed hypothyroidism...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724132/applying-an-integrative-framework-of-executive-function-to-preschoolers-with-specific-language-impairment
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Leah L Kapa, Elena Plante, Kevin Doubleday
Purpose: The first goal of this research was to compare verbal and nonverbal executive function abilities between preschoolers with and without specific language impairment (SLI). The second goal was to assess the group differences on 4 executive function components in order to determine if the components may be hierarchically related as suggested within a developmental integrative framework of executive function. Method: This study included 26 4- and 5-year-olds diagnosed with SLI and 26 typically developing age- and sex-matched peers...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724122/association-between-patient-age-and-lymph-node-positivity-in-thin-melanoma
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Andrew J Sinnamon, Madalyn G Neuwirth, Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Phyllis Gimotty, David E Elder, Xiaowei Xu, Rachel R Kelz, Robert E Roses, Emily Y Chu, Michael E Ming, Douglas L Fraker, Giorgos C Karakousis
Importance: More than half of all new melanoma diagnoses present as clinically localized T1 melanoma, yet sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is controversial in this population given the overall low yield. Guidelines for SLNB have focused on pathologic factors, but patient factors, such as age, are not routinely considered. Objectives: To identify indicators of lymph node (LN) metastasis in thin melanoma in a large, generalizable data set and to evaluate the association between patient age and LN positivity...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724042/hyperglycemia-in-critical-patients-determinants-of-insulin-dose-choice
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Aline Klitzke Paliosa, Cassiano Teixeira, Regis Goulart Rosa, Carine Raquel Blatt
Objective: To identify factors that can determine the choice of intermittent subcutaneous regular insulin dose in critically ill patients with hyperglycemia. Method: Cross-sectional study in a general adult ICU with 26 beds, data collected between September and October 2014. The variables analyzed were: sex, age, previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, use of corticosteroids, use of lactulose, sepsis, fasting, enteral nutrition, use of dextrose 5% in water, NPH insulin prescription and blood glucose level...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724038/sexual-addiction-in-drug-addicts-the-impact-of-drug-of-choice-and-poly-addiction
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Nelson Antonio, Alessandra Diehl, Marcelo Niel, Sandra Pillon, Lilian Ratto, Maria Carolina Pinheiro, Dartiu Silveira, Thais Zelia Otani, Victor Otani, Quirino Cordeiro, Ricardo Ushida
Objective: To compare the risk of comorbid sexual addiction in a sample of individuals with a diagnosis of substance dependence, stratifying the sample by drug of choice as well as by mono versus polysubstance addiction. Method: All data were collected at Santa Casa de São Paulo, Brazil. The study sample comprised all alcohol or drug dependents admitted to the Addiction Treatment Unit between November 2013 and August 2014. A generalized linear model with a binomial distribution was performed to compare the odds of having a Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) score greater than 6 points in the subgroups analyzed...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723965/the-prevalence-and-metabolic-characteristics-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-the-qatari-population
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Soha R Dargham, Lina Ahmed, Eric S Kilpatrick, Stephen L Atkin
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in the Qatari population is unknown and hence the estimated impact on the local population cannot be determined. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and metabolic features of PCOS among Qatari women. DESIGN: Cross sectional analysis. PATIENTS: 3,017 Qatari subjects volunteered to be phenotyped and genotyped for the Qatar Biobank from which all women between the ages of 18-40 years were identified (750)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723921/postnatal-dexamethasone-respiratory-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-at-two-years-in-babies-born-extremely-preterm
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Gordon Qin, Jessica W Lo, Neil Marlow, Sandy A Calvert, Anne Greenough, Janet L Peacock
IMPORTANCE: Postnatal dexamethasone is associated with reduction in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. There remains, however, concern that its short-term benefits are accompanied by long-term adverse effects e.g. poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the effects of administration of postnatal dexamethasone on respiratory and neurodevelopmental outcome at two years of age after adjusting for neonatal and infant risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 412 infants born at 23-28 weeks of gestation, 29% had received postnatal dexamethasone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723834/talking-with-a-doctor-during-a-visit-elicits-increases-in-systolic-and-diastolic-blood-pressure
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Wenqiang Qi, Qinghua Wu, Yanqing Wu, Qiang Peng, Ping Li, Xiaoshu Cheng, Hai Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of talking with doctors on blood pressure (BP) in outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 122 hypertensive and 78 normotensive outpatients. BP was measured initially in silence with oscillometric BP monitors three times at 1-min intervals as follows: pre-1, pre-2, and pre-3. BP was then measured with the same device immediately, at 3 min, and at 5 min after talking commenced as follows: during-1, during-3, and during-5...
July 18, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723801/multidisciplinary-approach-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-series-of-640-consecutive-patients-with-sarcoidosis-cohort-study-of-a-40-year-clinical-experience-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-barcelona-spain
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Juan Mañá, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nadia Villalba, Joaquim Marcoval, Adriana Iriarte, María Molina-Molina, Roger Llatjos, Olga García, Sergio Martínez-Yélamos, Vanessa Vicens-Zygmunt, Cristina Gámez, Ramón Pujol, Xavier Corbella
Cohort studies of large series of patients with sarcoidosis over a long period of time are scarce. The aim of this study is to report a 40-year clinical experience of a large series of patients at Bellvitge University Hospital, a tertiary university hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Diagnosis of sarcoidosis required histological confirmation except in certain specific situations. All patients underwent a prospective study protocol. Clinical assessment and follow-up of patients were performed by a multidisciplinary team...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723768/detection-of-incidental-cardiac-findings-in-noncardiac-chest-computed-tomography
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Francesco Secchi, Giovanni Di Leo, Moreno Zanardo, Marco Alì, Paola Maria Cannaò, Francesco Sardanelli
The aim of the study was to estimate the rate of incidental cardiac findings (ICF) in patients undergoing noncardiac chest CT.An experienced radiologist retrospectively reviewed 237 consecutive patients (147 males and 90 females with median age of 69 years) undergoing a noncardiac chest CT. ICF at targeted review were compared to those mentioned in original reports (χ test).At review, ≥1 ICF was detected in 124/237 patients (52%), for a total of 229 ICF, 158 of them (69%) not originally mentioned. Valvular calcifications were unmentioned in 23/23 (100%) patients, main pulmonary artery dilation in 21/22 (96%), coronary calcifications in 69/86 (80%), right or left atrial dilation in 7/11 (64%), aortic atherosclerosis in 29/62 (47%), and ascending aorta dilatation in 8/18 (44%)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723752/full-covered-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-the-treatment-of-anastomotic-leak-using-a-silk-thread
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Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Su Jin Kim, Sun Hwi Hwang, Si Hak Lee
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of fixation of the fully covered self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement using a silk thread for complete closure of an anastomotic leak. An anastomotic leak is a life-threatening complication after gastrectomy. Although the traditional treatment of choice was surgical re-intervention, an endoscopic SEMS can be used alternatively.During the study period, we retrospectively reviewed consecutive patients who received a modified covered SEMS capable of being fixed using a silk thread (Shim technique) due to an anastomotic leak after gastrectomy to prevent stent migration...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723747/injury-of-optic-radiation-and-visual-field-defect-in-a-patient-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Sung Ho Jang, Jeong Pyo Seo
RATIONALE: Little is known about optic radiation (OR) injury following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In the current study, we report on a patient who showed a visual field defect and injury of the OR following aneurysmal SAH, using diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). PATIENT CONCERNS: At 4 weeks from onset, when a 62-year old female started rehabilitation, she complained of a visual field defect. Peripheral field defects were detected on both eyes using the Humphrey visual field test...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723744/association-between-bowel-habits-and-quality-of-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
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Dong-Won Lee, Ja Seol Koo, Seonghee Kang, Seung Young Kim, Jong Jin Hyun, Sung Woo Jung, Hyung Joon Yim, Sang Woo Lee
The effectiveness of colonoscopy is highly dependent on the quality of bowel preparation. Although many studies have previously evaluated the role of cleansing methods and dosing regimens, few have examined the association between bowel habits and subsequent bowel preparation. Here, we aimed to evaluate the impact of bowel habits on the quality of bowel preparation.A total of 404 patients who underwent a total colonoscopy and completed a personal bowel habit questionnaire at Korea University Hospital between December 2012 and December 2013 were enrolled...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723738/phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-pten-is-down-regulated-in-human-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-and-corrects-with-clinical-outcomes
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Xiaorui Fu, Xudong Zhang, Jinli Gao, Xin Li, Lei Zhang, Ling Li, Xinhua Wang, Zhenchang Sun, Zhaoming Li, Yu Chang, Qingjiang Chen, Mingzhi Zhang
Nasal-type natural killer/T-cell (NK/T-cell) lymphoma is a more aggressive sub-group of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is more common in Asia. The phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) was originally discovered as a candidate tumor suppressor mutated and lost in various cancers. However, its clinical value and role in NK/T-cell lymphoma remain to be further explored. In the present study, we analyzed PTEN protein expression in 60 cases of human NK/T-cell lymphoma tissues and 40 cases of control nasal mucosa tissues specimens by immunohistochemical analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723726/impact-of-socioeconomic-status-and-district-of-residence-on-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-prognosis-a-survival-study-on-incident-cases-between-1991-and-2011-in-the-province-of-ferrara-northern-italy
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Alessandro Borghi, Monica Corazza, Annarosa Virgili, Anna G Lambertini, Nicola Caranci, Barbara Pacelli, Paolo Carcoforo, Stefano Ferretti
The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on the prognosis of patients with invasive malignant melanoma (MM) incident from 1991 to 2011 in the province of Ferrara, northern Italy. A total of 750 patients provided by the Area Vasta Emilia Centrale Cancer Registry were included in this retrospective cohort study. Prognosis was analysed in terms of overall survival and specific survival. The study determinants were the patients' SES and district of residence. The confounding effect of sex, age, period and TNM stage at diagnosis was evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723713/somatotopic-fascicular-lesions-of-the-brachial-plexus-demonstrated-by-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-neurography
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Tim Hilgenfeld, Johann Jende, Daniel Schwarz, Philipp Bäumer, Jennifer Kollmer, Sabine Heiland, Martin Bendszus, Mirko Pham
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether high-resolution brachial plexus (BP) magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is capable of (1) distinguishing patients with compressive neuropathy or noncompressive plexopathy from age- and sex-matched controls, (2) discriminating between patients with compressive neuropathy and noncompressive plexopathy, and (3) detecting spatial lesion patterns suggesting somatotopic organization of the BP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients (50...
July 18, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723708/subclinical-herpesvirus-shedding-among-hiv-1-infected-men-on-antiretroviral-therapy
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Arcadio Agudelo-Hernandez, Yue Chen, Arlene Bullotta, William G Buchanan, Cynthia R Klamar-Blain, Luann Borowski, Sharon A Riddler, Charles R Rinaldo, Bernard Jc Macatangay
DESIGN: We evaluated the subclinical shedding of 6 different herpesviruses in antiretroviral drug-treated HIV(+) men who have sex with men (MSM), and determined how this is associated with markers of inflammation and immune activation. METHODS: We obtained blood, semen, throat washing, urine, and stool from 15 antiretroviral-treated HIV-1-infected MSM with CD4 T cell reconstitution, and 12 age-matched HIV(-) MSM from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study at 4 timepoints over 24 weeks to measure DNA levels of cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6), and HHV8...
July 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723704/trends-and-territorial-inequalities-of-incidence-and-survival-of-childhood-leukaemia-and-their-relations-to-socioeconomic-status-in-hungary-1971-2015
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Zsuzsanna Jakab, Attila Juhasz, Csilla Nagy, Dezso Schuler, Miklos Garami
The Hungarian Childhood Cancer Registry, a population-based national registry of the Hungarian Paediatric Haemato-Oncology Network founded in 1971, monitors the incidence and mortality of childhood cancer. Our aims were to carry out a longitudinal study to investigate the trends and spatial inequalities of incidence and survival of leukaemia, and the association between survival and deprivation in Hungary. All cases of childhood leukaemia and myelodysplasia were analysed (3157 cases, 1971-2015, age: 0-14 years)...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
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