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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549097/cluster-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-with-high-level-azithromycin-resistance-and-decreased-ceftriaxone-susceptibility-hawaii-2016
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Alan R Katz, Alan Y Komeya, Robert D Kirkcaldy, A Christian Whelen, Olusegun O Soge, John R Papp, Ellen N Kersh, Glenn M Wasserman, Norman P O'Connor, Pamela S O'Brien, Douglas T Sato, Eloisa V Maningas, Gail Y Kunimoto, Juval E Tomas
Background.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends dual therapy with ceftriaxone and azithromycin for gonorrhea to ensure effective treatment and slow emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Since 2013, the prevalence of reduced azithromycin susceptibility increased in the United States; however, these strains were highly susceptible to cephalosporins. We report on a cluster of N. gonorrhoeae isolates demonstrating high-level azithromycin resistance, several of which also demonstrated decreased ceftriaxone susceptibility...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548975/factor-vii-activating-protease-sex-related-association-with-coronary-artery-calcification
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Ramshanker Ramanathan, Jørgen B Gram, Niels Peter R Sand, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Axel C P Diederichsen, Frank Vitzthum, Herbert Schwarz, Johannes J Sidelmann
: Factor VII-activating protease (FSAP) may regulate development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We evaluated sex differences in FSAP measures and examined the association between FSAP and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in a middle-aged population. Participants were randomly selected citizens aged 50 or 60 without CVD, diabetes mellitus, Marburg I polymorphism, or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). FSAP protein concentration (total FSAP), FSAP urokinase-activating capacity (FSAP GP), and FSAP GP/total FSAP (specific FSAP activity) were measured...
May 25, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546065/external-beam-radiotherapy-affects-serum-testosterone-in-patients-with-localized-prostate-cancer
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Raisa S Pompe, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Emanuele Zaffuto, Ariane Smith, Marco Bandini, Michele Marchioni, Zhe Tian, Sami-Ramzi Leyh-Bannurah, Jonas Schiffmann, Guila Delouya, Carole Lambert, Jean-Paul Bahary, Marie Claude Beauchemin, Maroie Barkati, Cynthia Ménard, Markus Graefen, Fred Saad, Derya Tilki, Daniel Taussky
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have examined testosterone levels after external beam radiation (EBRT) monotherapy, but since 2002 only sparse contemporary data have been reported. AIM: To examine testosterone kinetics in a large series of contemporary patients after EBRT. METHODS: The study was conducted in 425 patients who underwent definitive EBRT for localized prostate cancer from 2002 through 2014. Patients were enrolled in several phase II and III trials...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544750/unexpected-ethical-dilemmas-in-sex-assignment-in-46-xy-dsd-due-to-5-alpha-reductase-type-2-deficiency
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Heather M Byers, Lauren H Mohnach, Patricia Y Fechner, Ming Chen, Inas H Thomas, Linda A Ramsdell, Margarett Shnorhavorian, Elizabeth A McCauley, Anne-Marie E Amies Oelschlager, John M Park, David E Sandberg, Margaret P Adam, Catherine E Keegan
Sex assignment at birth remains one of the most clinically challenging and controversial topics in 46,XY disorders of sexual development (DSD). This is particularly challenging in deficiency of 5-alpha reductase type 2 given that external genitalia are typically undervirilized at birth but typically virilize at puberty to a variable degree. Historically, most individuals with 5-alpha reductase deficiency were raised females. However, reports that over half of patients who underwent a virilizing puberty adopted an adult male gender identity have challenged this practice...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544489/thromboembolic-and-bleeding-complications-during-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-cancer-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-danish-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Anne G Ording, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Kasper Adelborg, Lars Pedersen, Paolo Prandoni, Henrik T Sørensen
Coexisting cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with thromboembolism and bleeding. We used Danish population-based medical databases to conduct a population-based cohort study that included all AF patients who redeemed a prescription for vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or non-VKA oral anticoagulant (NOAC) between July 2004 and December 2013. We characterized these patients according to the presence (N = 11,855) or absence (N = 56,264) of a cancer diagnosis before redemption of their oral anticoagulant prescription, and then examined their 1-year risk of thromboembolic or bleeding complications or death...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544053/sickness-sin-and-discrimination-some-contemporary-challenges-for-uk-mental-health-nursing-practice-with-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-lgb-people-and-communities
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Sarah Carr, Alfonso Pezzella
Curing 'homosexuality' or same-sex attraction has been a recurrent trope in Western psychiatry and mental health services for over a century. Despite the progress made in the UK with equality legislation, improvements in general social attitudes and the slowly increasing confidence of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals and communities (Carr, 2005), it appears to pose challenges for practice in the UK even today. This was recently highlighted in 2014 when the Department of Health requested the publication of a consensus statement from major UK mental health professional bodies outlining concern about and opposition to 'conversion' or 'reparative' therapy being offered to LGB people by practitioners (often working within a religious frame of reference) claiming to be able to 'cure' same-sex attraction (UK Council for Psychotherapy, 2014)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543303/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-telomere-length
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Ada S Cheung, Bu B Yeap, Rudolf Hoermann, Jennie Hui, John P Beilby, Mathis Grossmann
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests that androgens either directly or via aromatisation to oestradiol may regulate telomere length, hence providing a mechanism whereby reproductive steroids are linked to biological aging in men. Using men with prostate cancer initiating androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), we tested the hypothesis that severe sex steroid deprivation would accelerate telomere shortening. DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis of a 2-year prospective controlled study among 65 men with non-metastatic prostate cancer newly commencing adjuvant ADT (n=40) and age- and radiotherapy-matched prostate cancer controls (n=25)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542260/hookworm-infection-is-associated-with-decreased-cd4-t-cell-counts-in-hiv-infected-adult-ugandans
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Bozena M Morawski, Miya Yunus, Emmanuel Kerukadho, Grace Turyasingura, Logose Barbra, Andrew Mijumbi Ojok, Andrew DiNardo, Stefanie Sowinski, David R Boulware, Rojelio Mejia
Most studies evaluating epidemiologic relationships between helminths and HIV have been conducted in the pre-ART era, and evidence of the impact of helminth infections on HIV disease progression remains conflicting. Less is known about helminth infection and clinical outcomes in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). We sampled HIV-infected adults for eight gastrointestinal parasites and correlated parasitic infection with demographic predictors, and clinical and immunologic outcomes. Contrasting with previous studies, we measured parasitic infection with a quantitative, highly sensitive and specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
May 25, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540733/hiv-risk-prevalence-and-access-to-care-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-lebanon
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Robert Heimer, Russell Barbour, Danielle Khoury, Forrest W Crawford, Fatma Mohamed Shebl, Elie Aaraj, Kaveh Khoshnood
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about HIV prevalence and risk among men who have sex with men in much of the Middle East, including Lebanon. Recent national level surveillance has suggested an increase in HIV prevalence concentrated among men in Lebanon. We undertook a biobehavioral study to provide direct evidence for the spread of HIV. DESIGN: . MSM were recruited by respondent driven sampling, interviewed, and offered HIV testing anonymously at sites located in Beirut, Lebanon from October 2014 through February 2015...
May 25, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540445/indications-for-kidney-biopsy-in-idiopathic-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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Alanoud Alshami, Abishek Roshan, Marisa Catapang, Jasper J Jöbsis, Trevor Kwok, Nonnie Polderman, Jennifer Sibley, Matt Sibley, Cherry Mammen, Douglas G Matsell
BACKGROUND: Most cases of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) are due to minimal change disease (MCD), while a minority of children have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and an unfavorable clinical course, requiring a kidney biopsy to confirm diagnosis. We hypothesized that clinical characteristics at diagnosis and initial response to corticosteroid treatment accurately predict FSGS and can be used to guide consistent practice in the indications for kidney biopsy. METHODS: This was a case control study (1990-2012)...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540043/prescription-patterns-of-long-acting-somatostatin-analogues
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Jorge Enrique Machado-Alba, Manuel Enrique Machado-Duque
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly and endocrine tumors are uncommon morbidities that are currently treated with different drugs. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prescription patterns of somatostatin analogues in patients affiliated with the Health System of Colombia. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients of any age and sex treated with octreotide or lanreotide between January 2011 and August 2015. Socio-demographic, clinical (indications) and pharmacological (comedications) variables were considered...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539237/effects-of-sex-steroids-on-the-pattern-of-methylation-and-expression-of-the-promoter-region-of-estrogen-and-androgen-receptors-in-people-with-gender-dysphoria-under-cross-sex-hormone-treatment
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Gloria Aranda, Eduardo Fernández-Rebollo, Marta Pradas-Juni, Felicia Alexandra Hanzu, Susana G Kalko, Irene Halperin, Mireia Mora
Cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) is critical for phenotypical and physiological transition in adults with gender dysphoria (GD). However, the impact of the CHT onto the molecular level/epigenetic regulation has not been comprehensively addressed. We postulate that CHT in GD could drive changes at the androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) and estrogen receptor beta (ESR2), affecting their DNA methylation pattern and mRNA expression that may influence in the phenotypical changes associated to CHT...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538421/malnutrition-is-associated-with-hiv-infection-in-children-less-than-5-years-in-bobo-dioulasso-city-burkina-faso-a-case-control-study
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Ghislain Gnimbar Poda, Chien-Yeh Hsu, Jane C-J Chao
Pediatric human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and malnutrition are still 2 major health issues in sub-Saharan Africa including Burkina Faso where few studies have been conducted on child malnutrition and HIV infection. This study assessed the effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV infection and also compared the prevalence of malnutrition in terms of an inadequate diet, underweight, stunting, and wasting among HIV-infected and uninfected children less than 5 years in Bobo-Dioulasso city, Burkina Faso...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538375/altered-peripheral-profile-of-blood-cells-in-alzheimer-disease-a-hospital-based-case-control-study
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Si-Han Chen, Xian-Le Bu, Wang-Sheng Jin, Lin-Lin Shen, Jun Wang, Zheng-Qian Zhuang, Tao Zhang, Fan Zeng, Xiu-Qing Yao, Hua-Dong Zhou, Yan-Jiang Wang
Alzheimer disease (AD) has been made a global priority for its multifactorial pathogenesis and lack of disease-modifying therapies. We sought to investigate the changes of profile of blood routine in AD and its correlation with the disease severity.In all, 92 AD patients and 84 age and sex-matched normal controls were enrolled and their profiles of blood routine were evaluated.Alzheimer disease patients had increased levels of mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, red cell distribution width-standard deviation, mean platelet volume,and decreased levels of platelet distribution width, red blood cell, hematocrit, hemoglobin, lymphocyte, and basophil compared with normal controls...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537991/treatment-and-outcomes-of-primary-urethra-cancer
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Tony Y Eng, Tiffany W Chen, Abhilasha J Patel, Jill N Vincent, Chul S Ha
BACKGROUND: Urethral cancer is a rare malignancy, representing <1% of all malignancies. Optimal management, due to its rarity, presents as a treatment dilemma for physicians. There is a lack of consensus regarding treatment as large randomized trials cannot be performed; thus, optimal management decisions rely on study of retrospective cases. This is a review of our institutional experience with urethral cancer treated with various treatment modalities. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 31 patients treated for primary cancer of the urethra from 1958 to 2008...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536425/intravenous-thrombolysis-in-chinese-patients-with-different-subtype-of-mild-stroke-thrombolysis-in-patients-with-mild-stroke
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Weiqi Chen, Yuesong Pan, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Hao Li, Xiaoling Liao, Chunjuan Wang, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
Thrombolysis treatment for patients with mild stroke is controversial. The aim of our study was to investigate whether patients with mild stroke or its specific etiologic subtype might benefit from rt-PA therapy. Data were derived from two cohorts of patients with and without rt-PA treatment: (1) the Thrombolysis Implementation and Monitor of Acute Ischemic Stroke in China (TIMS-China) and (2) the China National Stroke Registry (CNSR) database. Patients with mild stroke (defined as National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale ≤5) receiving the rt-PA therapy and without rt-PA therapy were matched in 1:2 for age, sex, stroke severity and etiologic subtype...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535947/geoepidemiology-clinical-manifestations-and-outcome-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-greece
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Nikolaos K Gatselis, Kalliopi Zachou, Vasiliki Lygoura, Kalliopi Azariadis, Pinelopi Arvaniti, Elias Spyrou, Georgia Papadamou, George K Koukoulis, George N Dalekos, Eirini I Rigopoulou
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a disease with rising prevalence and considerable geographical variation. To describe the prevalence, spatial and time distribution, baseline characteristics, response to treatment, outcome and the validity of GLOBE score in a large cohort of Greek PBC patients as an independent validation of this score has not been done so far. METHODS: The last 16years, 482 PBC patients (86.5% females) were evaluated and analysed retrospectively, using a prospectively collected database...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535629/-association-between-sorcs1-rs1416406-and-therapeutic-effect-of-exenatide
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L M Zhou, W Xu, X M Yan, M X Y Li, H Liang, J P Weng
Objective: To study the relationship between SORCS1 gene rs1416406 and efficiency of exenatide. Methods: Between August 2010 and August 2012, a hundred and one newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were from CONFIDENCE study covering 25 university-affiliated hospitals in 13 provinces of China. All patients received exenatide treatment for 48 weeks. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), body mass index (BMI), oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) glucose and insulin levels were measured before and after therapy...
May 16, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535139/otitis-media-with-effusion-our-national-practice
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Rachel E Roditi, Richard M Rosenfeld, Jennifer J Shin
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is the focus of an updated multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Based on data from clinical trials, the guideline recommends against using antihistamines, antibiotics, oral steroids, and intranasal steroids for OME. To understand practice patterns related to these guidelines, we assessed nationally representative data. Despite controlling for age, sex, race/ethnicity, and other potential confounders individualized for each medication class, an increased risk of antihistamine (odds ratio [OR], 3...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534885/modeling-combination-hcv-prevention-among-hiv-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-people-who-inject-drugs
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Natasha K Martin, Britt Skaathun, Peter Vickerman, David Stuart
People who inject drugs (PWID) and HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) are key risk groups for HCV transmission. Mathematical modeling studies can help elucidate what level and combination of prevention intervention scale-up is required to control or eliminate epidemics among these key populations. We discuss the evidence surrounding HCV prevention interventions and provide an overview of the mathematical modeling literature projecting the impact of scaled-up HCV prevention among PWID and HIV-infected MSM...
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
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