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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656469/mortality-and-nursing-home-placement-of-dementia-patients-in-rural-and-urban-areas-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-dementia-registry
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Mandy Roheger, Eva Zupanic, Ingemar Kåreholt, Dorota Religa, Elke Kalbe, Maria Eriksdotter, Sara Garcia-Ptacek
BACKGROUND: Life in rural and urban areas differs in regard to social support and health care. Our aim was to examine the association between nursing home placement and survival of patients with dementia living in urban vs. rural areas. METHODS: We performed a longitudinal cohort study of patients with dementia at time of diagnosis (n = 58 154) and at first follow-up (n = 21 522) including patients registered from 2007 through 2014 in the Swedish Dementia Registry (SveDem)...
April 14, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656398/impact-of-prolonged-dialysis-prior-to-renal-transplantation
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David D Aufhauser, Allison W Peng, Douglas R Murken, Seth J Concors, Peter L Abt, Deirdre Sawinski, Roy D Bloom, Peter P Reese, Matthew H Levine
INTRODUCTION: The new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) prioritizes patients based on date of dialysis initiation or wait-listing, whichever is earlier. We hypothesized that this change would increase transplant rates for patients with prolonged pre-transplant dialysis times (DT) and aimed to assess the impact of prolonged DT on post-transplant outcomes. METHODS: We used United Network for Organ Sharing registry data to assess outcomes for patients added to the renal transplant waitlist from Jan 1 1998 - Dec 31 2010 and patients transplanted from Jan 1 1998 - Dec 3 2012...
April 15, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656387/a-nationwide-analysis-of-30-day-adverse-events-unplanned-readmission-and-length-of-hospital-stay-after-peripheral-nerve-surgery-in-extremities-and-the-brachial-plexus
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Enrico Martin, Ivo S Muskens, Joeky T Senders, David J Cote, Timothy R Smith, Marike L D Broekman
BACKGROUND: Little is known on adverse events and their timing after peripheral nerve surgery in extremities. The aim of this study is to identify predictors and typical timing of complications, unplanned readmission, and length of hospital stay for patients undergoing peripheral nerve surgery in the extremities. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) registry from 2005 to 2015. Adult patients undergoing peripheral nerve surgery in the extremities were included...
April 15, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656144/short-and-long-term-management-of-cases-of-venom-induced-anaphylaxis-via-is-suboptimal
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Ashley Tritt, Sofianne Gabrielli, Sarah Zahabi, Ann Clarke, Jocelyn Moisan, Harley Eisman, Judy Morris, Lea Restivo, Greg Shand, Moshe Ben-Shoshan
BACKGROUND: Venom induced anaphylaxis (VIA) accounts for severe reactions. However, little is known about the short and long-term management of VIA cases. OBJECTIVE: To assess the short and long-term management of VIA. METHODS: Using a national anaphylaxis registry (C-CARE), we identified VIA cases presenting to EDs in Montreal and to emergency medical services(EMS) in Western Quebec over a four-year period. Data were collected on clinical characteristics, triggers, and management...
April 12, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656066/the-clinical-course-of-patients-with-psa%C3%A2-100-ng-ml-insight-into-a-potential-population-for-targeted-psa-screening
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Andrew K Leung, Lee Hugar, Dattatraya Patil, Lisa Wong, Bradley Carthon, Kenneth Carney, George Birdsong, Kelvin A Moses, Viraj A Master
OBJECTIVE: To characterize men presenting to a tertiary care safety-net hospital with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values ≥100 ng/mL and identify a potential population for targeted PSA screening. METHODS: Retrospective review of 100 randomly selected patients out of 204 total who presented to Grady Memorial Hospital from 2004-2011 with initial PSA≥100 ng/mL was performed. Demographics, disease characteristics, and survival status were obtained via the Tumor Registry and a combination of electronic medical records and older paper charts, with missing data from paper charts excluded on analyses...
April 12, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655964/infant-outcome-after-complete-uterine-rupture
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Iqbal Al-Zirqi, Anne Kjersti Daltveit, Siri Vangen
BACKGROUND: Complete uterine rupture is a rare peripartum complication often associated with a catastrophic outcome for both mother and child. However, little has been written based on large data sets about maternal and infant outcome after complete ruptures. This is partly due to the rarity of the event and the serious maternal and infant outcome; it is also partly due to the use of international diagnostic codes that do not differentiate between the less catastrophic partial rupture and more catastrophic complete uterine rupture...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655953/risk-factors-predisposing-to-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-young-women-%C3%A2-45-years-of-age
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Maciej Bęćkowski, Marek Gierlotka, Mariusz Gąsior, Lech Poloński, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Rafał Dąbrowski, Jarosław Karwowski, Ilona Kowalik, Wojciech Drygas, Hanna Szwed
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are rare in young women. The purpose of this study was to characterize risk factors (RF) predisposing to ACS in young women and evaluate possible age-related differences. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1941 young women with ACS aged ≤45 years (≤45ACS) from the PL-ACS registry and compared them with two control groups: 4275 women aged 63-64 years with ACS (63-64ACS) from the PL-ACS registry and 1170 young healthy women aged ≤45 years (≤45H) without confirmed coronary artery disease (CAD), from two national, representative, cross-sectional population health surveys, NATPOL 2011 and WOBASZ...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655949/incidence-and-predictors-of-6-months-mortality-after-an-acute-heart-failure-event-in-rural-uganda-the-mbarara-heart-failure-registry-mahfer
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Fardous Charles Abeya, Boniface Amanee Elias Lumori, Suzan Joan Akello, Brian H Annex, Andrew J Buda, Samson Okello
OBJECTIVE: We sought to estimate the incidence and predictors of all-cause mortality 6 months after heart failure hospitalization in Uganda. METHODS: Mbarara Heart Failure Registry is a cohort of patients hospitalized with a clinical diagnosis of heart failure at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. We measured serum electrolytes, cardiac markers, and echocardiograms. All participants were followed until death or end of 6 months. We used Fine and Gray models to estimate the incidence and predictors all-cause mortality...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655882/incidence-and-mortality-of-adults-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-congenital-heart-disease
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Sara Søndergaard Schwartz, Nicolas Madsen, Henning Bækgaard Laursen, Russel Hirsch, Morten Smærup Olsen
Reports on pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the aging congenital heart disease (CHD) population are few and focused on arterial PH and patients with systemic-to-pulmonary shunts. Our objective was to estimate incidence and mortality of adult-onset PH in the CHD population. Using Danish nationwide registries, we identified all patients diagnosed with CHD from 1963 to 1974 and 1977 to 2012. Patients were matched 1:10 by birth year and gender with general population subjects. Between 1977 and 2013 adults >18 years of age were followed up until PH diagnosis, death, or emigration, whichever came first, using data from the Danish National Registry of Patients...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655833/development-of-evidence-based-surveillance-intervals-following-radiofrequency-ablation-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Cary C Cotton, Rehan Haidry, Aaron P Thrift, Laurence Lovat, Nicholas J Shaheen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Barrett's esophagus (BE) recurs in 25% or more of patients treated successfully with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), so surveillance endoscopy is recommended after complete eradication of intestinal metaplasia (CEIM). The frequency of surveillance is informed only by expert opinion. We aimed to model the incidence of neoplastic recurrence, validate the model in an independent cohort, and propose evidence-based surveillance intervals. METHODS: We collected data from the United States Radiofrequency Ablation Registry (US RFA, 2004-2013) and the United Kingdom National Halo Registry (UK NHR, 2007-2015) to build and validate models to predict the incidence of neoplasia recurrence following initially successful RFA...
April 12, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655830/medicare-expenditures-by-race-ethnicity-after-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Boback Ziaeian, Paul A Heidenreich, Haolin Xu, Adam D DeVore, Roland A Matsouaka, Adrian F Hernandez, Deepak L Bhatt, Clyde W Yancy, Gregg C Fonarow
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze cumulative Medicare expenditures at index admission and after discharge by race or ethnicity. BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a growing proportion of heart failure (HF) admissions. Research on health care expenditures for patients with HFpEF is limited. METHODS: Records of patients discharged from the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry between 2006 and 2014 were linked to Medicare data...
April 5, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655808/impact-of-syncope-and-pre-syncope-on-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Loris Roncon, Marco Zuin, Franco Casazza, Cecilia Becattini, Claudio Bilato, Pietro Zonzin
BACKGROUND: Syncope and pre-syncope are well-known symptoms of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). However, data about their impact on short-term mortality are scant. We assess the short-term mortality (30-day) for all-causes in PE patients admitted with syncope or with pre-syncope, according their hemodynamic status at admission. METHODS: Patients from the prospective Italian Pulmonary Embolism Registry (IPER) were included in the study. At admission, subjects were stratified according to 2008 ESC guidelines (as high- and non-high-risk patients)...
April 11, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655640/how-are-ocular-signs-and-symptoms-of-dry-eye-associated-with-depression-in-women-with-and-without-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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John A Gonzales, Annie Chou, Jennifer R Rose-Nussbaumer, Vatinee Y Bunya, Lindsey A Criswell, Caroline H Shiboski, Thomas M Lietman
PURPOSE: To determine whether ocular phenotypic features of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and/or participant-reported symptoms of dry eye disease are associated with depression in women participants enrolled in the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Women enrolled in the SICCA registry from 9 international research sites. Participants met at least one of five inclusion criteria for registry enrollment (including complaints of dry eyes or dry mouth, a previous diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), abnormal serology (positive anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen A and/or B (anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB), or elevated anti-nuclear antibody and rheumatoid factor), bilateral parotid gland enlargement, or multiple dental caries)...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655398/adult-empathy-possible-gender-differences-in-gene-environment-architecture-for-cognitive-and-emotional-components-in-a-large-italian-twin-sample
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Virgilia Toccaceli, Corrado Fagnani, Nancy Eisenberg, Guido Alessandri, Augusto Vitale, Maria Antonietta Stazi
Empathy plays a central role in prosocial behavior and human cooperation. Very few twin researchers have investigated innate and environmental effects in adult empathy, and twin research on gender differences in these effects is sparse. The goal of this study was to examine innate and environmental influences on three components of an empathy scale frequently used with adults - the expression of cognitive (CE), emotional (EE), and social skills (SS) empathy - and to explore gender differences in the influences...
April 15, 2018: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653321/neurodevelopmental-comorbidities-and-seizure-control-24-months-after-a-first-unprovoked-seizure-in-children
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Eva Åndell, Torbjörn Tomson, Sofia Carlsson, Kristina Tedroff, Per Åmark
PURPOSE: To follow children with newly diagnosed unprovoked seizures to determine (1) whether the prevalence of neurodevelopmental comorbidities and cerebral palsy (CP) changed after the initial seizure, and (2) the association between studied comorbidities and seizures 13-24 months after seizure onset or initiation of treatment. METHODS: Analyses were based on 750 children (28 days-18 years) with a first unprovoked seizure (index) included in a population-based Incidence Registry in Stockholm between 2001 and 2006...
March 20, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653220/genetic-analysis-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-denmark-and-the-implementation-of-a-next-generation-sequencing-platform
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Signe Vaeth, Rikke Christensen, Morten Dunø, Dorte Launholt Lildballe, Kasper Thorsen, John Vissing, Kirsten Svenstrup, Jens Michael Hertz, Henning Andersen, Uffe Birk Jensen
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a heterogeneous group of hereditary polyneuropathies. Variants in more than 80 different genes have been associated with the disorder. In recent years, the introduction of next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques have completely changed the genetic diagnostic approach from the analysis of a handful of genes to the analysis of all genes associated with CMT in a single run. In this study we describe the CMT diagnostics in Denmark in 1992-2012, prior to the implementation of NGS, by combining laboratory- and national registry data...
April 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653030/sex-modulates-the-association-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-with-end-stage-renal-disease-in-asian-people-with-type-2-diabetes-a-6-3-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Jian-Jun Liu, Sylvia Liu, Robin Wm Choo, Shiou Liang Wee, Aimin Xu, Su Chi Lim
AIM: To study whether plasma fibroblast growth factor 21 independently predicts the risk of end-stage renal disease in Asian people with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 1700 Asian people with Type 2 diabetes were followed for a mean of 6.3 years in a regional hospital in Singapore. Incident end-stage renal disease was identified by linkage with a national renal registry. The association of baseline fibroblast growth factor 21 levels with risk of progression to end-stage renal disease was studied using survival analyses...
April 13, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652946/-impact-of-the-chilean-explicit-guaranties-health-system-ges-on-breast-cancer-treatment
#18
César Del Castillo Sm, M Elena Cabrera C, Lea Derio P, Fancy Gaete V, Gabriel Cavada Ch
Background Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in women in the world. In 2005, it was incorporated to the Explicit Guaranties Health System (GES) in Chile. Aim To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of breast cancer patients and to determine the effect of incorporating these women to GES. Material and Methods Medical records of 5,119 women with breast cancer aged 59 ± 14 years, attended at six public hospitals between 2000 and 2010 were reviewed. Median follow up was 87 months (range 1-182)...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652944/epidemiology-of-sepsis-in-brazil-incidence-lethality-costs-and-other-indicators-for-brazilian-unified-health-system-hospitalizations-from-2006-to-2015
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Ricardo Alfredo Quintano Neira, Silvio Hamacher, André Miguel Japiassú
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is considered a major worldwide health burden, with high mortality and associated costs. Health indicators are essential to define strategies to improve the treatment of diseases, and the epidemiology information of sepsis in developing countries is scarce. Thus, the aim of this work is to assess trends in the incidence, lethality, costs, and other indicators of sepsis for Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS-Sistema Único de Saúde) hospitalizations for the period from January 2006 to December 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652920/association-of-renal-hyperfiltration-with-incident-proteinuria-a-nationwide-registry-study
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Seung Min Lee, Ju-Young Park, Min-Su Park, Jong Heon Park, Minseon Park, Hyung-Jin Yoon
To elucidate the association between renal hyperfiltration (RHF) and incident proteinuria, the data from 11,559,520 Korean adults who had undergone health screenings ≥ 3 times between 2009 and 2014 and had glomerular filtration rate (GFR) ≥60 mL/min/1.73m2 and negative dipstick test for proteinuria at baseline, were retrospectively analyzed. GFR was estimated with the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation based on serum creatinine, and RHF was defined as GFR >95th percentile adjusted for sex, age, body size, and diabetes and/or hypertension medication...
2018: PloS One
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