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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743159/chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-neurocognitive-function-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Adrienne Studaway, Rohit P Ojha, Tara M Brinkman, Nan Zhang, Malek Baassiri, Pia Banerjee, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Deokumar Srivastava, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors transfused with blood products before reliable screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at risk for infection. This study examined the impact of HCV on neurocognitive function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adult survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: Neurocognitive testing was conducted for 836 adult survivors of childhood cancer (mean age, 35 years [standard deviation, 7.4 years]; time since diagnosis, 29 years [standard deviation, 6...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743152/-prevention-of-perioperative-hypothermia-guidelines-for-daily-clinical-practice
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Timo Iden, Jan Höcker
Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (body core temperature < 36 °C) is a serious complication leading to increased rates of wound infection, higher blood loss associated with increased transfusion requirements as well as patient dissatisfaction among others. Body core temperature is a vital parameter and needs constant monitoring just like heart rate, blood pressure and arterial oxygen saturation. Patient-, anesthesia-, surgery- and environment-related risk factors were identified for occurring perioperative hypothermia...
July 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743102/incidence-of-delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-protocol-for-the-delirium-cs-canada-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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BACKGROUND: Delirium is a recognized complication of cardiac surgery and is the focus of increasing attention owing to its negative effect on postoperative outcomes. However, little is known about the actual incidence of delirium following cardiac surgery, with published rates ranging widely, from 3%-78%. We describe the protocol for the DELIRIUM-CS Canada study, which will use validated and easily implementable bedside tools to determine the incidence of postoperative delirium in a contemporary cardiac surgery population...
July 13, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743067/-we-must-cooperate-with-one-another-against-the-enemy-agency-and-activism-in-school-aged-children-as-protective-factors-against-ongoing-war-trauma-and-political-violence-in-the-gaza-strip
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Guido Veronese, Alessandro Pepe, Alaa Jaradah, Feda Murannak, Housam Hamdouna
This exploratory qualitative study investigated self-perceived risk and protection factors that may reinforce the ability of children living in refugee camps on the Gaza Strip to adjust to a traumatic and risky life context characterized by loss and dispossession. The sample comprised 200 Palestinian children recruited at primary schools in four refugee camps in the Gaza Strip following the Israeli military operation "Pillar of Defence" in 2012. Thematic content analysis was applied to written materials and narratives produced by the children...
July 22, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743060/glucose-fluctuation-and-the-resultant-endothelial-injury-are-correlated-with-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Makoto Murata, Hitoshi Adachi, Shigeru Oshima, Masahiko Kurabayashi
AIMS: We evaluated whether glucose fluctuation (GF) causes vascular endothelial injury and affects glucometabolic factors during lengthy oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). METHODS: We enrolled consecutive 116 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who were performed coronary angiography and 4-h OGTT. Blood samples were collected before and 4h after glucose load to measure endothelial injury factor [von Willebrand factor (vWF) and vWF/a disintegrin-like and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type-1 motifs 13 (ADAMTS-13) ratio]...
July 8, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743049/risk-factors-for-maternal-anaemia-and-low-birth-weight-in-pregnant-women-living-in-rural-india-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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A S Ahankari, P R Myles, J V Dixit, L J Tata, A W Fogarty
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant women living in Maharashtra state, India. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study. METHODS: Women between 3 and 5 months of pregnancy were recruited from 34 villages based in Maharashtra state. Baseline data collection, anthropometric measurements and blood investigations were performed...
July 22, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743046/multi-informant-assessment-of-siblings-of-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-parent-child-discrepancies-in-at-risk-classification
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James A Rankin, Theodore S Tomeny, Tammy D Barry
BACKGROUND: The behavioral and emotional functioning of typically-developing (TD) siblings of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been frequently assessed in the literature; however, these assessments typically include only one informant, rarely considering differences between parent and self-reports of sibling adjustment. AIMS: This study examined parent-youth reported informant discrepancies in behavioral and emotional functioning, including whether parent and youth reports yielded the same conclusions regarding TD sibling risk status...
July 22, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742913/the-effect-of-nursing-quality-improvement-and-mobile-health-interventions-on-infant-sleep-practices-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rachel Y Moon, Fern R Hauck, Eve R Colson, Ann L Kellams, Nicole L Geller, Timothy Heeren, Stephen M Kerr, Emily E Drake, Kawai Tanabe, Mary McClain, Michael J Corwin
Importance: Inadequate adherence to recommendations known to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death has contributed to a slowing in the decline of these deaths. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of 2 interventions separately and combined to promote infant safe sleep practices compared with control interventions. Design, Setting, and Participants: Four-group cluster randomized clinical trial of mothers of healthy term newborns who were recruited between March 2015 and May 2016 at 16 US hospitals with more than 100 births annually...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742877/predictors-of-mortality-in-autoimmune-disease-patients-with-concurrent-cytomegalovirus-infections-detected-by-quantitative-real-time-pcr
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Kyoung Yong Lee, Byung-Woo Yoo, Sung Soo Ahn, William Han Bae, Hyukmin Lee, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVE: Cytomegaloviruses (CMV) can have a significant impact on the prognosis of immunocompromised patients. Unlike in the transplantation and AIDS fields, only a few studies on CMV infections have been published in the field of autoimmunity. In this study, we examined the clinical outcomes of CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases at a single tertiary medical institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to identify the mortality risk factors associated with CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742805/intra-dialytic-hypertension-is-associated-with-high-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Chi-Young Choi, Jae Seok Park, Kyu Tae Yoon, Hyo Wook Gil, Eun Young Lee, Sae Yong Hong
BACKGROUND: Intra-dialytic hypertension (IDH) is emerging as an important issue in hemodialysis patients. Its risk factors and clinical outcomes are unclear. METHODS: A total of 73 prevalent hemodialysis patients were enrolled. They included 14 (19.2%) patients with baseline IDH and 59 patients without IDH. Their clinical parameters, laboratory parameters, and mortality were investigated over 78 months. RESULTS: The risks factor of IDH included low serum potassium levels, low ultrafiltration, and low arm muscle area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742777/lack-of-association-between-the-use-of-nerve-blockade-and-the-risk-of-persistent-opioid-use-among-patients-undergoing-shoulder-arthroplasty-evidence-from-the-marketscan-database
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Kathryn G Mueller, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Edward R Mariano, Laurence C Baker, Sean Mackey, Eric C Sun
BACKGROUND: Persistent opioid use following surgery has received increasing attention from policymakers, researchers, and clinicians. Perioperative nerve blockade has been hypothesized to decrease the risk of persistent opioid use. We examined whether nerve blockade was associated with a decreased risk of persistent opioid use among patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty, a procedure with high rates of persistent postoperative pain. METHODS: Using health care claims data, we constructed a sample of 6695 patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty between 2002 and 2012 and used billing data to identify the utilization of nerve blockade...
July 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742767/sedentary-occupation-workers-who-meet-the-physical-activity-recommendations-have-a-reduced-risk-for-metabolic-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rodrigo Alberto Vieira Browne, Luiz Fernando Farias-Junior, Yuri Alberto Freire, Daniel Schwade, Geovani de Araújo Dantas de Macêdo, Vilma Bayma Montenegro, Thiago Jambo Alves Lopes, Filipe Fernandes Oliveira Dantas, Eduardo Caldas Costa
OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that sedentary occupation workers who meet the physical activity recommendations present a lower risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS) than their nonactive counterparts. METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 502 sedentary occupation workers. Physical activity level was self-reported. MetS was defined by International Diabetes Federation criteria. RESULTS: The active group showed lower odds for MetS [odds ratio (OR) 0...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742704/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-longer-term-outcomes-among-emergency-general-surgery-patients-the-unique-experience-of-universally-insured-older-adults
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Cheryl K Zogg, Wei Jiang, Taylor D Ottesen, Shahid Shafi, Kevin Schuster, Robert Becher, Kimberly A Davis, Adil H Haider
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether racial/ethnic disparities in 30/90/180-day mortality, major morbidity, and unplanned readmissions exist among universally insured older adult (≥65 years) emergency general surgery patients; vary by diagnostic category; and can be explained by variations in geography, teaching status, age-cohort, and a hospital's percentage of minority patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: As the US population ages and discussions surrounding the optimal method of insurance provision increasingly enter into national debate, longer-term outcomes are of paramount concern...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742701/postoperative-delirium-as-a-target-for-surgical-quality-improvement
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Julia R Berian, Lynn Zhou, Marcia M Russell, Melissa A Hornor, Mark E Cohen, Emily Finlayson, Clifford Y Ko, Ronnie A Rosenthal, Thomas N Robinson
OBJECTIVE: To explore hospital-level variation in postoperative delirium using a multi-institutional data source. BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium is closely related to serious morbidity, disability, and death in older adults. Yet, surgeons and hospitals rarely measure delirium rates, which limits quality improvement efforts. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Geriatric Surgery Pilot (2014 to 2015) collects geriatric-specific variables, including postoperative delirium using a standardized definition...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742697/are-thoracotomy-and-or-intrathoracic-anastomosis-still-predictors-of-postoperative-mortality-after-esophageal-cancer-surgery-a-nationwide-study
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Sébastien Degisors, Arnaud Pasquer, Florence Renaud, Hélène Béhal, Flora Hec, Anne Gandon, Marguerite Vanderbeken, Gilbert Caranhac, Alain Duhamel, Guillaume Piessen, Christophe Mariette
BACKGROUND: Intrathoracic (vs cervical) anastomosis and a thoracotomy (vs absence) have previously been associated with increasing postoperative mortality (POM). Recent improvements in surgical practices and perioperative management may have changed these dogmas. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of performing intrathoracic anastomosis and/or thoracotomy on POM after esophageal cancer surgery in recent years. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent esophageal cancer surgery with reconstruction between 2010 and 2012 in France were included (n = 3286)...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742681/targeting-value-driven-quality-improvement-for-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-michigan
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Kyle H Sheetz, Brooke Kenney, James M Dupree, Darrell A Campbell, Michael J Englesbe
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate complete episode expenditures for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a common and lower-risk operation, to characterize novel targets for value-based quality improvement. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Despite enthusiasm for improving the overall value of surgical care, most efforts have focused on high-risk inpatient surgery. METHODS: We identified 19,213 patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy from 2012 to 2015 using data from Medicare and a large private payer...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742644/update-on-sglt2-inhibitors-new-data-released-at-the-american-diabetes-association
#17
Sara Lee
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are one of the newer classes of antiglycemic agents approved for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to their unique mechanism of action, SGLT2 inhibitors have shown to be beneficial beyond glucose control. The improvement in cardiovascular (CV) outcomes was first observed in the landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOMES study. Following these results, numerous CV outcome trials were designed to identify whether the beneficial CV and renal effects observed with empagliflozin are unique or a drug class effect...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742637/is-intussusception-a-middle-of-the-night-emergency
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Brooke S Lampl, Jonathan Glaab, Rama S Ayyala, Rania Kanchi, Carrie B Ruzal-Shapiro
OBJECTIVES: Intussusception is the most common abdominal emergency in pediatric patients aged 6 months to 3 years. There is often a delay in diagnosis, as the presentation can be confused for viral gastroenteritis. Given this scenario, we questioned the practice of performing emergency reductions in children during the night when minimal support staff are available. Pneumatic reduction is not a benign procedure, with the most significant risk being bowel perforation. We performed this analysis to determine whether it would be safe to delay reduction in these patients until normal working hours when more support staff are available...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742545/reductions-in-readmission-rates-are-associated-with-modest-improvements-in-patient-reported-health-gains-following-hip-and-knee-replacement-in-england
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Rocco Friebel, Kumar Dharmarajan, Harlan M Krumholz, Adam Steventon
BACKGROUND: Although many hospital readmission reduction initiatives have been introduced globally, health care systems ultimately aim to improve patients' health and well-being. We examined whether the hospitals that report greater success in reducing readmissions also see greater improvements in patient-reported outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN: We examined hospital groups (Trusts) that provided hip replacement or knee replacement surgery in England between April 2010 and February 2013...
July 24, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742130/association-between-complicated-liver-cirrhosis-and-the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-taiwan
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Tsung-Hsing Hung, Chih-Ming Liang, Chien-Ning Hsu, Wei-Chen Tai, Kai-Lung Tsai, Ming-Kun Ku, Jiunn-Wei Wang, Kuo-Lun Tseng, Lan-Ting Yuan, Seng-Howe Nguang, Shih-Cheng Yang, Cheng-Kun Wu, Pin-I Hsu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Seng-Kee Chuah
Hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, and variceal bleeding are the three major complications of cirrhosis. It is well known that cirrhosis is the most important risk factor of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, little is known about whether the severity of liver cirrhosis has an effect on the incidence of HCC. This population-based cohort study aimed to explore the association between complicated cirrhosis and HCC, and identify the risk factors of HCC in patients with complicated cirrhosis. Data of the years 1997-2011 were extracted from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
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