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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040971/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-vertebrobasilar-artery-dissection-with-accompanied-atherosclerosis
#1
Chun Chien, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Chih-Ping Chung
BACKGROUND: With the popularity of MRI use, vertebrobasilar artery dissection (VBD) has been found more frequently in patients with posterior circulation ischemic stroke (PCS). The relationship between VBD and atherosclerosis is unknown. The present study aimed to prove the hypothesis that PCS with pure VBD (p-VBD) and with VBD and accompanied cervical or cerebral artery atherosclerosis (a-VBD) have distinct manifestations. METHODS: Patients with VBD-related PCS who were prospectively enrolled in the Taipei Veterans General Hospital Stroke Registry between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2014 were recruited for the present study...
October 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040800/ocriplasmin-for-symptomatic-vitreomacular-adhesion
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REVIEW
James E Neffendorf, Varo Kirthi, Edward Pringle, Timothy L Jackson
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (sVMA) is a recognised cause of visual loss and by tradition has been managed by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). A less invasive alternative to surgery in some people is enzymatic vitreolysis, using an intravitreal injection of ocriplasmin. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of ocriplasmin compared to no treatment, sham or placebo for the treatment of sVMA. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2017, Issue 1), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 24 February 2017), Embase Ovid (1947 to 24 February 2017), PubMed (1946 to 24 February 2017), the ISRCTN registry (www...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040601/data-resource-profile-the-uk-cystic-fibrosis-registry
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David Taylor-Robinson, Olia Archangelidi, Siobhán B Carr, Rebecca Cosgriff, Elaine Gunn, Ruth H Keogh, Amy MacDougall, Simon Newsome, Daniela K Schlüter, Sanja Stanojevic, Diana Bilton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040537/chromosomal-abnormalities-in-1663-infertile-men-with-azoospermia-the-clinical-consequences
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R B Donker, V Vloeberghs, H Groen, H Tournaye, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, J A Land
STUDY QUESTION: What is the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermic men and what are the clinical consequences in terms of increased risk for absent spermatogenesis, miscarriages and offspring with congenital malformations? SUMMARY ANSWER: The prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermia was 14.4%, and the number of azoospermic men needed to be screened (NNS) to identify one man with a chromosomal abnormality with increased risk for absence of spermatogenesis was 72, to prevent one miscarriage 370-739 and to prevent one child with congenital malformations 4751-23 757...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040496/changes-in-platelet-bax-levels-contribute-to-impaired-platelet-response-to-thrombin-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-prospective-observational-clinical-and-laboratory-investigations
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M Murase, Y Nakayama, D I Sessler, N Mukai, S Ogawa, Y Nakajima
Background: Anucleate platelets can undergo apoptosis in response to various stimuli, as do nucleated cells. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) causes platelet dysfunction and can also activate platelet apoptotic pathways. We therefore evaluated time-dependent changes in blood platelet Bax (a pro-apoptotic molecule) levels and platelet dysfunction after cardiac surgery. Methods: We assessed blood samples obtained from subjects having on-pump or off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (n=20 each)...
October 10, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040397/demystifying-the-july-effect-in-plastic-surgery-a-multi-institutional-study
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Jordan T Blough, Sumanas W Jordan, Gildasio S De Oliveira, Michael M Vu, John Y S Kim
Background: The "July Effect" refers to a theoretical increase in complications that may occur with the influx of inexperienced interns and residents at the beginning of each academic year in July. Objectives: We endeavored to determine if a July Effect occurs in plastic surgery. Methods: Plastic surgery procedures were isolated from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry. Cases involving residents were grouped as either having occurred within the first academic quarter (AQ1) or remaining year (AQ2-4)...
September 15, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040200/geospatial-mapping-can-be-used-to-identify-geographic-areas-and-social-factors-associated-with-intentional-injury-as-targets-for-prevention-efforts-distinct-to-a-given-community
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C H Lasecki, F C Mujica, S Stutsman, A Y Williams, L Ding, J D Simmons, S B Brevard
BACKGROUND: Geographic information systems (GIS) have proven effective in studying intentional injury in various communities; however, GIS is not implemented widely for use by level I trauma centers in understanding patient populations. Our study of intentional injury combines the capabilities of GIS with a level I trauma center registry to determine the spatial distribution of victims and correlated socioeconomic factors. METHODS: 1,099 out of 3,109 total incidents of intentional trauma in the trauma registry from 2005-2015 had sufficient street address information to be mapped in GIS...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040191/incidence-patterns-and-survival-of-gynecological-sarcoma-in-germany-analysis-of-population-based-cancer-registry-data-on-1066-women
#8
Klaus Pietzner, Nina Buttmann-Schweiger, Jalid Sehouli, Klaus Kraywinkel
OBJECTIVE: Sarcomas of the female genital tract are rare tumors. They are described to be associated with a poor prognosis when compared with gynecogical carcinoma. The aim of this study was to report incidence patterns and survival rates for gynecological sarcoma (GS) in Germany. METHODS/MATERIALS: Clinical data and survival rates for patients with GS diagnosed in Germany between 2009 and 2013 were extracted from the German national center for population-based cancer registry data...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040118/influence-of-socioeconomic-deprivation-on-visual-acuity-in-patients-undergoing-corneal-transplantation
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Scott J Robbie, Mark N A Jones, Daniel F P Larkin
PURPOSE: To determine whether there is an association between socioeconomic status and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in patients undergoing corneal transplantation in the United Kingdom. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 4306 patients registered on the national United Kingdom Transplant Registry and undergoing penetrating keratoplasty, anterior lamellar keratoplasty, or endothelial keratoplasty in 2002, 2008, and 2013. Socioeconomic status was determined by applying a validated deprivation index to generate a score based on 5 categories...
October 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039999/treatment-and-survival-of-childhood-neuroblastoma-evidence-from-a-population-based-study-in-the-united-states
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Dairmuid Coughlan, Matthew Gianferante, Charles F Lynch, Jennifer L Stevens, Linda C Harlan
BACKGROUND: Childhood neuroblastoma describes a heterogeneous group of extracranial solid tumors, that are treated per risk profile. We sought to describe treatment patterns and survival using population-based data from throughout the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Patterns of Care data, we analyzed treatment provided to newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed neuroblastoma patients in 2010 and 2011, registered to one of 14 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registries...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036697/the-elderly-left-behind-changes-in-survival-trends-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-over-the-past-four-decades
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Joe S Mendez, Quinn T Ostrom, Haley Gittleman, Carol Kruchko, Lisa M DeAngelis, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Christian Grommes
Background: There has been significant improvement in treatment outcomes of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) at specialized centers over the past several decades; however, it is unclear if these changes have translated to benefits in the general population. Methods: In this study, we utilized two national databases to examine survival trends over time for PCNSL (Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS, 2000 - 2013) and 18 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER, 1973 - 2013) registries)...
October 3, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036661/the-impact-of-the-brazilian-family-health-strategy-and-the-conditional-cash-transfer-on-tuberculosis-treatment-outcomes-in-rio-de-janeiro-an-individual-level-analysis-of-secondary-data
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Betina Durovni, Valeria Saraceni, Mariana Soares Puppin, Wagner Tassinari, Oswaldo G Cruz, Solange Cavalcante, Claudia Medina Coeli, Anete Trajman
Background: Unsuccessful tuberculosis outcomes are frequent; bold policies are needed to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic to attain the third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) by 2030. We examined the effect of the Family Health Strategy (FHS) and its interactions with the conditional cash transfer programme (CTP) on TB outcomes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Methods: We performed individual-based analyses of a database resulting from deterministic and probabilistic linkages of the TB information system, FHS registries and CTP payrolls...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036606/socioeconomic-status-and-childhood-cancer-incidence-a-population-based-multilevel-analysis
#14
Rebecca D Kehm, Logan G Spector, Jenny N Poynter, David M Vock, Theresa L Osypuk
The etiology of childhood cancers remains largely unknown, especially regarding environmental and behavioral risk factors. Unpacking the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and incidence may offer insight into such etiology. We tested associations between SES and childhood cancer incidence in a population-based case-cohort study (source cohort: Minnesota birth registry, 1989-2014). Cases, 0-14 years, were linked from the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System to birth records through probabilistic record linkage...
September 27, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036580/time-to-epinephrine-and-survival-after-paediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Tatsuma Fukuda, Yutaka Kondo, Kei Hayashida, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Ichiro Kukita
Aims: Delay in administration of epinephrine is associated with decreased survival among children with in-hospital cardiac arrest with an initial non-shockable rhythm. Whether this association is applicable to paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) population remains unknown. We aimed to determine whether time to epinephrine administration is associated with outcomes in paediatric OHCA. Methods and results: This was a nation-wide population-based study of paediatric OHCA in Japan from 2005 to 2012 based on data from the All-Japan Utstein Registry...
July 11, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036312/safety-and-efficacy-of-cryoablation-vs-radiofrequency-ablation-of-septal-accessory-pathways-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analyses
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Loreto Bravo, Felipe Atienza, Gabriel Eidelman, Pablo Ávila, Mauricio Pelliza, Evaristo Castellanos, Gerard Loughlin, Tomás Datino, Esteban G Torrecilla, Jesús Almendral, Pedro Luis Sánchez, Ángel Arenal, Nieves Martínez-Alzamora, Francisco Fernández-Avilés
Aims: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of septal accessory pathways (APs) is associated with a significant rate of first procedure failures and complications. Cryoablation is an alternative energy source but there are no studies comparing both ablation techniques. We aimed to systematically review the literature and compare the efficacy and safety of cryoablation vs. RFA of septal APs. Methods and results: We conducted two separate meta-analysis of cryoablation and RFA of septal APs and calculated the global estimates of the efficacy and safety...
October 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036292/association-between-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-and-different-lead-positions-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Mads Brix Kronborg, Jens Brock Johansen, Jens Haarbo, Sam Riahi, Berit Thornvig Philbert, Ole Dan Jørgensen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen
Aims: To evaluate the impact of different right and left ventricular lead positions (RV-LP and LV-LP) on the risk of therapy for ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation in patients with a cardiac resynchronization therapy device (CRT-D). Methods and results: We performed a large nationwide cohort study on patients in Denmark receiving a CRT-D device from 2008 to 2012 from the Danish Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) registry. Lead positions were registered during the implantation and categorized as anterior/lateral/posterior and basal/mid-ventricular/apical for the LV-LP, and as apical/non-apical for the RV-LP...
September 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036268/breast-cancer-estrogen-receptor-by-biological-generation-us-black-white-women-born-1915-1979
#18
Nancy Krieger, Jaquelyn L Jahn, Pamela D Waterman, Jarvis T Chen
Evidence suggests contemporary population distributions of breast cancer estrogen receptor (ER) status may be shaped by earlier major societal events, such as the 1965 abolition of Jim Crow (legal racial discrimination in the US) and the Great Famine in China (1959-1961). We accordingly analyzed changes in ER status in relation to Jim Crow birth place among the 46,417 black and 339,830 white US-born non-Hispanic women in the 13 SEER Registry Group who were born between 1915 and 1979 and diagnosed (age 25-84, inclusive) between 1992-2012...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036254/evaluation-of-risk-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-with-biologic-therapy-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#19
Robert Bissonnette, Francisco Kerdel, Luigi Naldi, Kim Papp, Claudia Galindo, Wayne Langholff, K L Tang, Philippe Szapary, Steven Fakharzadeh, Bhaskar Srivastava, Kavitha Goyal, Alice B Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is associated with increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). OBJECTIVES: Compare MACE risk with biologics vs topical/phototherapy use. METHODS: Psoriasis Longitudinal Assessment Registry (PSOLAR) is an international psoriasis registry of patients eligible to receive biologic/systemic treatments prospectively. MACE is defined as myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death. Biologic cohorts, including tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors (ie, adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab) and ustekinumab, combined and by class, were compared with a topical/phototherapy cohort...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035642/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-cancer-survival-the-contribution-of-tumor-sociodemographic-institutional-and-neighborhood-characteristics
#20
Libby Ellis, Alison J Canchola, David Spiegel, Uri Ladabaum, Robert Haile, Scarlett Lin Gomez
Purpose Racial/ethnic disparities in cancer survival in the United States are well documented, but the underlying causes are not well understood. We quantified the contribution of tumor, treatment, hospital, sociodemographic, and neighborhood factors to racial/ethnic survival disparities in California. Materials and Methods California Cancer Registry data were used to estimate population-based cancer-specific survival for patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, colorectal, or lung cancer between 2000 and 2013 for each racial/ethnic group (non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and separately each for Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino) compared with non-Hispanic whites...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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