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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550809/the-impact-of-childhood-overweight-and-obesity-on-healthcare-utilisation
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Edel Doherty, Michelle Queally, John Cullinan, Paddy Gillespie
Rising levels of childhood overweight and obesity represent a major global public health challenge. A number of studies have explored the association between childhood overweight and obesity and healthcare utilisation and costs. This paper adds to the literature by estimating the causal effect of child overweight and obesity status on use of general practitioner (GP) and hospital inpatient stays at two time points using instrumental variable (IV) methods The paper uses data from two waves of the Growing Up in Ireland survey of children when they are 9 and 13 years respectively and uses the biological mother's body mass index (BMI) as an instrument for the child's BMI...
May 12, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550794/minimal-resection-interposition-arthroplasty-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Panagiotis K Givissis, Panagiotis D Symeonidis, Dimitrios M Kitridis, Dimitrios N Daskalakis, Anastasios G Christodoulou
BACKGROUND: Interposition arthroplasty of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is a viable alternative to fusion in patients with advanced hallux rigidus. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the midterm results of a modification of the technique. METHODS: Case series of 18 interposition arthroplasties were performed on 13 female patients with Grade III-IV hallux rigidus. The technique included cheilectomy, bunionectomy when needed, minimal resection of the base of the proximal phalanx and interposition of a fascia lata allograft in the first metatarsophalangeal joint...
March 23, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550753/catalase-loaded-cisplatin-prodrug-constructed-liposomes-to-overcome-tumor-hypoxia-for-enhanced-chemo-radiotherapy-of-cancer
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Rui Zhang, Xuejiao Song, Chao Liang, Xuan Yi, Guosheng Song, Yu Chao, Yu Yang, Kai Yang, Liangzhu Feng, Zhuang Liu
Aiming at improved therapeutic efficacies, the combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemo-radiotherapy) has been widely studied and applied in clinic. However, the hostile characteristics of tumor microenvironment such as hypoxia often limit the efficacies in both types of cancer therapies. Herein, catalase (CAT), an antioxidant enzyme, is encapsulated inside liposomes constituted by cisplatin (IV)-prodrug-conjugated phospholipid, forming CAT@Pt (IV)-liposome for enhanced chemo-radiotherapy of cancer...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550733/immune-regulation-mechanism-of-astragaloside-iv-on-raw264-7-cells-through-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Yu Li, Tingting Meng, Ning Hao, Huanqing Tao, Suping Zou, Manman Li, Pengfei Ming, Hongyan Ding, Jihong Dong, Shibin Feng, Jinchun Li, Xichun Wang, Jinjie Wu
The present study was designed to investigate the effects of Astragaloside IV (ASIV) on the immune functions of RAW264.7 cells. Compared with control group, the concentrations of interleukin 1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and nitric oxide (NO) were higher in the 100μg/mL ASIV-treatment group. The interleukin 6 (IL-6) concentration was significantly higher in the 50 and 100μg/mL ASIV-treatment groups. The relative mRNA expression levels of IL-1β, TNF-α and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) were significantly higher in the 50 and 100μg/mL ASIV-treatment groups...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550723/tyrosine-receptor-kinase-b-gene-variants-ntrk2-variants-are-associated-with-depressive-disorders-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Carolina Machado Torres, Marina Siebert, Hugo Bock, Suelen Mandelli Mota, Juliana Unis Castan, Francisco Scornavacca, Luiza Amaral de Castro, Maria Luiza Saraiva-Pereira, Marino Muxfeldt Bianchin
RATIONALE: Psychiatric comorbidities are highly prevalent in epilepsy, adding an important burden to the disease and profoundly affecting the quality of life of these individuals. Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) are especially at risk to develop depression and several lines of evidence suggest that the association of depression with epilepsy might be related to common biological substrates. In this study, we test whether NTRK2 allele variants are associated with mood disorders or depressive disorders in patients with TLE...
May 24, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550646/distribution-of-naturally-occurring-norovirus-genogroups-i-ii-and-iv-in-oyster-tissues
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Taruta Lowmoung, Kannika Pombubpa, Teerapong Duangdee, Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul, Leera Kittigul
This study evaluated different tissues of naturally contaminated oysters (Crassostrea belcheri) for the presence of noroviruses. RNA from digestive tissues, gills, and mantle of the oysters was extracted and tested for norovirus genogroup (G) I, GII, and GIV using RT-nested PCR. In spiking experiments with a known norovirus, GII.4, the detection limits were 2.97 × 10(2) RNA copies/g of digestive tissues, 2.62 × 10(2) RNA copies/g of gills, and 1.61 × 10(3) RNA copies/g of mantle. A total of 85 oyster samples were collected from a fresh market in Bangkok, Thailand...
May 26, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550516/mapping-the-spatio-temporal-distribution-of-key-vegetation-cover-properties-in-lowland-river-reaches-using-digital-photography
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Veerle Verschoren, Jonas Schoelynck, Kerst Buis, Fleur Visser, Patrick Meire, Stijn Temmerman
The presence of vegetation in stream ecosystems is highly dynamic in both space and time. A digital photography technique is developed to map aquatic vegetation cover at species level, which has a very high spatial and a flexible temporal resolution. A digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera mounted on a handheld telescopic pole is used. The low-altitude (5 m) orthogonal aerial images have a low spectral resolution (red-green-blue), high spatial resolution (∼1.9 pixels cm(-2), ∼1.3 cm length) and flexible temporal resolution (monthly)...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549983/the-effect-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-pregnancy-outcomes-by-smoking-status
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Spencer G Kuper, Adi R Abramovici, Victoria C Jauk, Lorie M Harper, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita
BACKGROUND: Smoking during pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes such as preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and low birth weight. Since smoking causes oxidative stress, some have suggested using antioxidants to counteract the effects of oxidative stress. Smokers have lower serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids, an important antioxidant, and thus, investigating whether omega-3 supplementation in smokers reduces adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes represents an important area of research...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549976/brca-mutational-status-initial-disease-presentation-and-clinical-outcome-in-high-grade-serous-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-multicenter-study
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Marco Petrillo, Claudia Marchetti, Rossella De Leo, Angela Musella, Ettore Capoluongo, Ida Paris, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Giovanni Scambia, Anna Fagotti
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, several efforts have been done to clarify the role of BRCA mutational status in women with advanced ovarian cancer demonstrating its role in cancer development, as well as the prognostic significance of BRCA genotype. OBJCTIVE: Our aim is to evaluate the correlation between BRCA mutational status and disease presentation in a large series of advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients. STUDY DESIGN: this is a retrospective multicenter study including a consecutive series of newly diagnosed high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients with FIGO Stage IIIC-IV disease, at least 18 months of follow-up time, tested for BRCA 1/2 germline mutation status...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549892/radial-head-arthroplasty-in-the-active-duty-military-service-member-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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John C Dunn, Nicholas A Kusnezov, Logan R Koehler, Emmanuel D Eisenstein, Kelly G Kilcoyne, Justin D Orr, Justin S Mitchell
PURPOSE: Radial head arthroplasty (RHA) is a viable treatment for complex radial head fracture. Whereas elbow stability and function is typically restored at short- to mid-term follow-up, the outcome in higher-demand populations is not well defined. We sought to characterize the functional and occupational outcomes following RHA in an active duty military population with intense upper extremity demands. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of all U.S...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549816/subtypes-of-stage-iv-ovarian-cancer-response-to-treatment-and-patterns-of-disease-recurrence
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Amy Jamieson, Peter Sykes, Lois Eva, Cecile Bergzoll, Bryony Simcock
BACKGROUND: To compare three different patterns of stage IV epithelial ovarian cancer; pleural effusion, parenchymal metastases and extra-abdominal lymph node metastases with treatment response and pattern of disease recurrence, and correlate treatment modality with outcome. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of FIGO stage IV epithelial ovarian cancer diagnosed between 2008 and 2012 in three gynaecologic oncology centres in New Zealand. RESULTS: 124 patients were analysed, 58 had pleural effusions, 38 parenchymal metastases, and 28 extra-abdominal lymph nodes...
May 23, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549815/the-hispanic-paradox-in-endometrial-cancer-a-national-cancer-database-study
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Erica M Malagon-Blackwell, Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Wilberto Nieves-Neira, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the overall survival of non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women with endometrial cancer. METHODS: We performed an observational retrospective cohort study of Hispanic and non-Hispanic women with endometrial cancer from the 2004-2014 National Cancer Database. Baseline characteristics were compared with the Chi-squared test for categorical variables or the Mann-Whitney U test for ordinal or continuous variables. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate unadjusted survival times, which were compared with the log-rank test...
May 23, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549771/calcineurin-and-mtor-inhibitor-free-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-and-bortezomib-combination-for-graft-versus-host-disease-prevention-after-peripheral-blood-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-phase-i-ii-study
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A Samer Al-Homsi, Kelli Cole, Marlee Muilenburg, Austin Goodyke, Muneer Abidi, Ulrich Duffner, Stephanie Williams, Jessica Parker, Aly Abdel-Mageed
Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) hampers the utility of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT). The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a novel combination of post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTC) and bortezomib for the prevention of GvHD. Patients undergoing peripheral blood AHSCT for hematological malignancies following reduced-intensity conditioning with grafts from human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched related or unrelated donors were enrolled in a phase I-II clinical trial...
May 23, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549752/inter-rater-variability-in-motor-function-assessment-in-parkinson-s-disease-between-experts-in-movement-disorders-and-nurses-specialising-in-pd-management
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T de Deus Fonticoba, D Santos García, M Macías Arribí
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, assessing patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex, time-consuming task. Our purpose is to provide a rigorous and objective evaluation of how motor function in PD patients is assessed by neurologists specialising in movement disorders, on the one hand, and by nurses specialising in PD management, on the other. METHODS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional, single-centre study of 50 patients with PD (52% men; mean age: 64...
May 23, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549594/-recommendations-for-the-organ-donation-from-patients-with-brain-or-medullary-primitive-tumors-on-behalf-of-the-association-of-the-neuro-oncologists-of-french-expression-anocef-and-the-club-of-neuro-oncology-of-the-french-society-of-neurosurgery
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Didier Frappaz, Emilie Le Rhun, Arnaud Dagain, Benoît Averland, Luc Bauchet, Alexandre Faure, Christian Guillaume, Sonia Zouaoui, François Provot, Florence Vachiery, Luc Taillandier, Khê Hoang-Xuan
Requests of organs to be transplanted increase. As a matter of urgency, it is not always easy to decide if a patient carrier of a brain tumor can be candidate in the donation. After a review of the literature, the members of the Association of the Neuro-oncologists of French Expression (ANOCEF) and the Club of Neuro-oncology of the French Society of Neurosurgery propose consensual recommendations in case of donor carrier of primitive tumor intra-cranial or intra-medullary. A contact with the neuro-oncologist/neurosurgeon will allow to discuss the indication in case of glioma of grade I/II/III, according to the grade, the current status (absence of progressive disease), the number of surgeries and of lines of treatment...
May 23, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549591/single-allele-lmbrd1-knockout-results-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Linda Tzu-Ling Tseng, Chieh-Liang Lin, Kuei-Hsiang Pan, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Ming-Jai Su, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yi-Han Li, Pai-Chi Li, Fu-Tien Chiang, Shin C Chang, Ming-Fu Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: LMBD1 protein, a type IV-B plasma membrane protein possessing nine putative trans-membrane domains, was previously demonstrated at cellular level to play a critical part in the signaling cascade of insulin receptor through its involvement in regulating clathrin-mediated endocytosis. However, at physiological level, the significance of LMBD1 protein in cardiac development remains unclear. METHODS: To understand the role of Lmbrd1 gene involved in the cardiac function, heterozygous knockout mice were used as an animal model system...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549532/a-drop-system-for-prognostication-of-nhcap-inpatients
#17
Takeshi Koizumi, Hiroki Tsukada, Kazuhiko Ito, Satoshi Shibata, Satoshi Hokari, Takafumi Tetsuka, Nobumasa Aoki, Hiroshi Moro, Yoshinari Tanabe, Toshiaki Kikuchi
Nursing and healthcare-associated pneumonia (NHCAP) is a category of healthcare-associated pneumonia that was modified for the healthcare system of Japan. The NHCAP guidelines stated the difficulty in assessing the severity classifications, for instance, A-DROP. We compared the usefulness of different severity classifications (A-DROP, CURB-65, PSI, and I-ROAD) in predicting the prognosis of nursing and healthcare-associated pneumonia. We conducted a retrospective analysis on 303 adult patients hospitalized for nursing healthcare-associated pneumonia and community-acquired pneumonia, which were diagnosed at the Department of Respiratory Medicine of Niigata General City Hospital between January 2012 and December 2014...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549521/techniques-of-parenchyma-sparing-hepatectomy-for-the-treatment-of-tumors-involving-the-hepatocaval-confluence-a%C3%A2-reliable-way-to-assure-an-adequate-future-liver-remnant-volume
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Lucio Urbani, Piero Colombatto, Riccardo Balestri, Gabriella Licitra, Chiara Leoni, Francesco Forfori, Gianluca Masi, Piero Boraschi, Maura Castagna, Piero Buccianti
BACKGROUND: Parenchyma-sparing hepatectomy techniques allow a lesser volume resection (<3 adjacent segments) for tumors involving the hepatic veins at the hepatocaval confluence, assuring adequate volume of the future liver remnant. We report the ability to perform parenchyma-sparing hepatectomy as planned from the preoperative imaging and the type of vascular intervention used to preserve hepatic outflow. METHODS: We analyzed 60 consecutive parenchyma-sparing hepatectomies in 54 patients for 7 primary and 53 metastatic tumors (48 colorectal), located in segments I, VII, VIII, or IVa and involving the hepatocaval confluence...
May 24, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549477/surgical-and-survival-outcomes-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-intratumoral-lung-abscesses
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Keiji Yamanashi, Norihito Okumura, Ayuko Takahashi, Takashi Nakashima, Tomoaki Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: Intratumoral lung abscess is a secondary lung abscess that is considered to be fatal. Therefore, surgical procedures, although high-risk, have sometimes been performed for intratumoral lung abscesses. However, no studies have examined the surgical outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses. The aim of this study was to investigate the surgical and survival outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549420/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Juan Fang, Xiaoxu Li, Da Ma, Xiangqi Liu, Yichen Chen, Yun Wang, Vivian Wai Yan Lui, Juan Xia, Bin Cheng, Zhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors aid in the stratification and treatment of cancer. This study evaluated prognostic importance of tumor infiltrating immune cell in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Profiles of infiltrating immune cells and clinicopathological data were available for 78 OSCC patients with a median follow-up of 48 months. The infiltrating intensity of CD8, CD4, T-bet, CD68 and CD57 positive cells were assessed by immunohistochemistry...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
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