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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938556/abcg2-and-ncf4-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-r-chop
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Duo Liu, Nan Wu, Haiming Sun, Mei Dong, Tianzhu Guo, Peng Chi, Guofu Li, Donglin Sun, Yan Jin
The impact of pharmacogenetics on predicting survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains unclear. We tested 337 DLBCL patients treated with rituximab-cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) for 9 single nucleotide polymorphisms from 6 genes (CD20, FCGR2A, NAD(P)H, ABCC2, ABCG2 and CYP3A5). Patients who carried the NCF4 rs1883112 GG genotype showed significantly shorter progression-free survival (PFS) (P = 0.023) and event-free survival (EFS) (P < 0.001) comparing with A allele...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938548/promoter-dna-methylation-analysis-reveals-a-combined-diagnosis-of-cpg-based-biomarker-for-prostate-cancer
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Yuanyuan Tang, Shusuan Jiang, Yinmin Gu, Weidong Li, Zengnan Mo, Yuanjie Huang, Tianyu Li, Yanling Hu
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common tumor in elderly men. However, the specificity and sensitivity of serum prostate-specific antigen levels in PCa diagnosis are controversial. This study aims to reveal a novel diagnosis biomarker in PCa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The differential methylated CpG sites between 423 primary PCa and 39 adjacent samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) on Illumina HumanMethylation 450 platform were analyzed. The diagnostic methylation markers were mined using the Prediction Analysis of Microarrays package in Bioconductor...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938505/-treatment-targets-in-hypertension
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Rainer Düsing
The optimal target blood pressure (BP) in the treatment of hypertensive patients remains controversial. Recently, the systolic blood pressure trial (SPRINT) has proposed that a target systolic blood pressure of < 120 mmHg provides prognostic benefit in elderly hypertensive patients at high cardiovascular risk. The results of SPRINT contrast with several other intervention trials which have investigated the effect of intense BP lowering (Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes [SPS3], Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes [ACCORD], Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation [HOPE]-3)...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937972/a-risk-factor-analysis-of-cognitive-impairment-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-diseases-in-a-chinese-population
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Ye Li, Xiang Fang, Wei-Gang Zhao, Yan Chen, Shi-Lian Hu
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the risk factors of cognitive impairment (CI) in elderly patients with chronic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS In total of 385 elderly patients with chronic diseases were selected and assigned into CI and normal groups. The activities of daily living (ADL), global deterioration scale (GDS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scale (MoCA), patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA), and mini nutritional assessment (MNA) were performed to analyze the differences between the 2 groups...
September 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937935/the-impact-of-the-2006-massachusetts-health-care-reform-law-on-spine-surgery-patient-payer-mix-status-and-age
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Nicolas W Villelli, Hong Yan, Jian Zou, Nicholas M Barbaro
OBJECTIVE Several similarities exist between the Massachusetts health care reform law of 2006 and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The authors' prior neurosurgical research showed a decrease in uninsured surgeries without a significant change in surgical volume after the Massachusetts reform. An analysis of the payer-mix status and the age of spine surgery patients, before and after the policy, should provide insight into the future impact of the ACA on spine surgery in the US. METHODS Using the Massachusetts State Inpatient Database and spine ICD-9-CM procedure codes, the authors obtained demographic information on patients undergoing spine surgery between 2001 and 2012...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937523/cytomegalovirus-retinitis-associated-with-occlusive-vasculopathy-in-an-elderly-human-immunodeficiency-virus-negative-man
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Kareem Moussa, Thuy Doan, Jay M Stewart, Jessica Shantha, John Gonzales, Nisha Acharya, Emmett T Cunningham
PURPOSE: To present a case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis associated with occlusive vasculopathy presenting as sudden unilateral loss of vision in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative elderly man. METHODS: Clinical case report and literature review. RESULTS: An 84-year-old Chinese man with diabetes mellitus and primary open-angle glaucoma was seen in consultation by our uveitis service for evaluation of sudden vision loss in the right eye...
September 20, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937039/safety-and-necessity-of-antiplatelet-therapy-on-patients-underwent-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-both-stanford-type-b-aortic-dissection-and-coronary-heart-disease
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Rui-Xia He, Lei Zhang, Tie-Nan Zhou, Wen-Jie Yuan, Yan-Jie Liu, Wen-Xia Fu, Quan-Min Jing, Hai-Wei Liu, Xiao-Zeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute aortic dissection is known as the most dangerous aortic disease, with management and prognosis determined as the disruption of the medial layer provoked by intramural bleeding. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and necessity of antiplatelet therapy on patients with Stanford Type B aortic dissection (TBAD) who underwent endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: The present study retrospectively analyzed 388 patients with TBAD who underwent EVAR and coronary angiography...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937031/a-novel-agrn-mutation-leads-to-congenital-myasthenic-syndrome-only-affecting-limb-girdle-muscle
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Ying Zhang, Yi Dai, Jing-Na Han, Zhao-Hui Chen, Li Ling, Chuan-Qiang Pu, Li-Ying Cui, Xu-Sheng Huang
BACKGROUND: Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs) are a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders caused by impaired neuromuscular transmission. The defect of AGRN was one of the causes of CMS through influencing the development and maintenance of neuromuscular transmission. However, CMS reports about this gene mutation were rare. Here, we report a novel homozygous missense mutation (c.5302G>C) of AGRN in a Chinese CMS pedigree. METHODS: We performed a detailed clinical assessment of a Chinese family with three affected members...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936626/the-impact-of-frailty-on-icu-and-30-day-mortality-and-the-level-of-care-in-very-elderly-patients-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-80%C3%A2-years
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Hans Flaatten, Dylan W De Lange, Alessandro Morandi, Finn H Andersen, Antonio Artigas, Guido Bertolini, Ariane Boumendil, Maurizio Cecconi, Steffen Christensen, Loredana Faraldi, Jesper Fjølner, Christian Jung, Brian Marsh, Rui Moreno, Sandra Oeyen, Christina Agwald Öhman, Bernardo Bollen Pinto, Ivo W Soliman, Wojciech Szczeklik, Andreas Valentin, Ximena Watson, Tilemachos Zaferidis, Bertrand Guidet
PURPOSE: Very old critical ill patients are a rapid expanding group in the ICU. Indications for admission, triage criteria and level of care are frequently discussed for such patients. However, most relevant outcome studies in this group frequently find an increased mortality and a reduced quality of life in survivors. The main objective was to study the impact of frailty compared with other variables with regards to short-term outcome in the very old ICU population. METHODS: A transnational prospective cohort study from October 2016 to May 2017 with 30 days follow-up was set up by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine...
September 21, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936580/use-of-cardiopulmonary-pump-support-during-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-the-high-risk-a-meta-analysis
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A Yousif, D Addison, N Lakkis, T Rosengart, S S Virani, Y Birnbaum, M Alam
BACKGROUND: Data from randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting remain inconclusive, particularly in high-risk populations. AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes associated with on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting among high-risk patients. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized control trials comparing on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, focusing on high-risk populations...
September 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936568/distracting-injury-defined-does-an-isolated-hip-fracture-constitute-a-distracting-injury-for-clearance-of-the-cervical-spine
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Ryan Lindborg, Amani Jambhekar, Vincent Chan, Daniel Laskey, James Rucinski, Bashar Fahoum
OBJECTIVES: As the population within the USA ages, the number of hip fractures seen yearly in the emergency department is expected to rise. According to the NEXUS criteria, many of these patients receive computerized tomographic scan (CT) evaluation of the cervical spine because a hip fracture may constitute a distracting injury. The objective of this study is to determine if an isolated hip fracture constitutes a distracting injury which requires imaging of the cervical spine. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on 158 trauma patients with isolated hip fractures between April 1, 2015 and March 9, 2016...
September 21, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936560/multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-trastuzumab-plus-s-1-alone-in-elderly-patients-with-her2-positive-advanced-gastric-cancer-jaccro-gc-06
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Yutaka Kimura, Masashi Fujii, Toshiki Masuishi, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Chikara Kunisaki, Satoshi Matsusaka, Yoshihiko Segawa, Masato Nakamura, Kinro Sasaki, Narutoshi Nagao, Yukimasa Hatachi, Yasuhiko Yuasa, Shinya Asami, Masahiro Takeuchi, Hiroshi Furukawa, Toshifusa Nakajima
BACKGROUND: S-1 plus cisplatin is a standard regimen for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) in Asia. The ToGA trial established a fluoropyrimidine plus cisplatin and trastuzumab as a standard treatment for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive AGC. In the HERBIS-1 trial, trastuzumab combined with S-1 plus cisplatin showed promising antitumor activity in patients with HER2-positive AGC. However, cisplatin has several important drawbacks, including vomiting and renal toxicity...
September 21, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936268/mildly-elevated-serum-total-bilirubin-is-negatively-associated-with-hemoglobin-a1c-independently-of-confounding-factors-among-community-dwelling-middle-aged-and-elderly-persons
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Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Kensuke Senzaki, Teru Kumagi
Abnormally high glycated hemoglobin (Hb) (HbA1c) is significantly associated with oxidative stress and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Serum total bilirubin (T-B) may have a beneficial role in preventing oxidative changes and be a negative risk factor of CVD. Limited information is available on whether serum T-B is an independent confounding factor of HbA1c. The study subjects were 633 men aged 70 ± 9 (mean ± standard deviation (SD)) years and 878 women aged 70 ± 8 years who were enrolled consecutively from among patients aged ≥40 years through a community-based annual check-up process...
January 2017: J Circ Biomark
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936123/evaluation-of-a-competitive-hepcidin-elisa-assay-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-with-concurrent-inflammation-and-anaemia-of-inflammation-in-elderly-patients
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Torbjörn Karlsson
In this study, a competitive hepcidin ELISA assay was evaluated for its ability to differentiate between iron deficiency anaemia with concurrent inflammation and anaemia of inflammation in elderly patients, using the absence of stainable bone marrow iron as the diagnostic criterion for iron deficiency. In addition, correlation coefficients for hepcidin versus C-reactive protein, ferritin and interleukin-6 were determined. The optimal cut-off for hepcidin was 21 μg/L, corresponding to sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 67%, respectively, for iron deficiency...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936087/primary-myxoid-liposarcoma-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-in-an-elderly-patient
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Aristedis Rovlias, Alexia Balanika, Alexandros Nomikos, Savas Melissaris
Liposarcoma, one of the most common soft-tissue sarcomas, originates from primitive mesenchymal cells, and its diagnostic criteria have been well established. Myxoid liposarcoma is the second most common histological subtype, occurring more frequently during the fourth and fifth decades of life. There are only a few sporadic published cases of spinal liposarcomas, whatever primary or metastatic. We describe an unusual case of primary myxoid liposarcoma of the thoracic spine in a 79-year-old male, presented with a 2-month history of intractable dorsal pain and progressive weakness of lower limbs...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936066/cognitive-impairment-in-rural-elderly-population-in-ecuador
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Xavier Wong-Achi, Gabriela Egas, Dayana Cabrera
INTRODUCTION: The Mini-Cog is a simple and short test that identifies cognitive impairment. Its detection helps provide an early dementia diagnosis, rapid access to treatments, and even delay or reversion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter, observational, descriptive, and cross-sectional study included 214 patients. Patients enrolled in this study were community dwellers aged ≥55-year-old, without prior diagnosis of cognitive impairment or dementia, with adequate hearing and vision functions...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935336/transverse-pericardial-sinus-closure-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-operation
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Liang-Wan Chen, Xi-Jie Wu, Xiao-Fu Dai
In operations for acute type A aortic dissection with open technique in elderly patients and patients with long-term treatment of anticoagulation, the transverse pericardial sinus was routinely closed before the graft implantation. With the aid of both a bovine pericardial patch covering the pericardial recess between the superior caval vein and the pulmonary artery and an opening in the left inner side of the superior caval vein, this prophylactic transverse pericardial sinus closure could make autotransfusion of blood loss into the central venous system possible to deal with the diffuse oozing from the suture line...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935236/effectiveness-of-influenza-vaccines-in-preventing-severe-influenza-illness-among-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-test-negative-design-case-control-studies
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REVIEW
Marc Rondy, Nathalie El Omeiri, Mark G Thompson, Alain Levêque, Alain Moren, Sheena Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: Summary evidence of influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) against hospitalized influenza is lacking. We conducted a meta-analysis of studies reporting IVE against laboratory-confirmed hospitalized influenza among adults. METHODS: We searched Pubmed (January 2009 to November 2016) for studies that used test-negative design (TND) to enrol patients hospitalized with influenza-associated conditions. Two independent authors selected relevant articles. We calculated pooled IVE against any and (sub)type specific influenza among all adults, and stratified by age group (18-64 and 65 years and above) using random-effects models...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934972/serum-bone-turnover-biomarkers-are-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-peripheral-and-axial-arthritis-in-psoriatic-disease-a-prospective-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Deepak R Jadon, Raj Sengupta, Alison Nightingale, Hui Lu, Juliet Dunphy, Amelia Green, James T Elder, Rajan P Nair, Eleanor Korendowych, Mark A Lindsay, Neil J McHugh
BACKGROUND: A recent systematic review identified four candidate serum-soluble bone-turnover biomarkers (dickkopf-1, Dkk-1; macrophage-colony stimulating factor, M-CSF; matrix metalloproteinase-3, MMP-3; osteoprotegerin, OPG) showing possible association with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). We aimed to: (i) confirm and determine if these four biomarkers are associated with PsA; (ii) differentiate psoriasis cases with and without arthritis; and (iii) differentiate PsA cases with and without axial arthritis...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934828/-treatment-strategies-after-non-curative-endoscopic-resection-of-early-gastric-cancer
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REVIEW
Shin Hee Kim, Su Jin Hong
The cases of non-curative endoscopic resection (NCR) of early gastric cancer have increased due to the widespread use of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). NCR is associated with augmenting chances of local recurrence and lymph node metastasis (LNM). Therefore, some additional treatment strategies after NCR are needed. Treatment strategies for NCR should be determined by considering the risk of residual tumor or local recurrence and LNM. Additional surgical treatment such as gastrectomy and lymph node dissection are recommended in patients who have high-risk of LNM...
September 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
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