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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104770/decline-in-cardiovascular-mortality-possible-causes-and-implications
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George A Mensah, Gina S Wei, Paul D Sorlie, Lawrence J Fine, Yves Rosenberg, Peter G Kaufmann, Michael E Mussolino, Lucy L Hsu, Ebyan Addou, Michael M Engelgau, David Gordon
If the control of infectious diseases was the public health success story of the first half of the 20th century, then the decline in mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke has been the success story of the century's past 4 decades. The early phase of this decline in coronary heart disease and stroke was unexpected and controversial when first reported in the mid-1970s, having followed 60 years of gradual increase as the US population aged. However, in 1978, the participants in a conference convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute concluded that a significant recent downtick in coronary heart disease and stroke mortality rates had definitely occurred, at least in the US Since 1978, a sharp decline in mortality rates from coronary heart disease and stroke has become unmistakable throughout the industrialized world, with age-adjusted mortality rates having declined to about one third of their 1960s baseline by 2000...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103142/mapping-of-calf-death-in-japanese-black-cattle
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Takashi Hirano, Shota Nishimura, Hiromi Hara, Yoshikazu Sugimoto, Kei Hanzawa
Weak calf syndrome (WCS) is a major cause of calf death in Japanese Black cattle. Among IARS disorders, the isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase c.235G>C mutation has been identified as one of the causes of WCS. However, calf deaths differing from those attributed to IARS disorder has been occurring. To identify other genes potentially responsible for these calf deaths, we constructed three populations of three bulls (Bull-1, -2 and -3) that did not carry the IARS mutation, and dead calves (18, 28, and 31 calves) and healthy cattle (18, 15, and 10 cattle) sired by these bulls...
January 19, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097904/estimated-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-value-based-price-range-for-evolocumab-in-a-high-risk-secondary-prevention-population-in-the-us-payer-context
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Peter P Toth, Mark Danese, Guillermo Villa, Yi Qian, Anne Beaubrun, Armando Lira, Jeroen P Jansen
AIM: To estimate real-world cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden and value-based price range of evolocumab for a US-context, high-risk, secondary-prevention population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Burden of CVD was assessed using the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in order to capture complete CV burden including CV mortality. Patients on standard of care (SOC; high-intensity statins) in CPRD were selected based on eligibility criteria of FOURIER, a phase 3 CV outcomes trial of evolocumab, and categorized into 4 cohorts: high-risk prevalent atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) cohort (N = 1448), acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (N = 602), ischemic stroke (IS) (N = 151), and heart failure (HF) (N = 291) incident cohorts...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091858/will-wearing-dentures-affect-edentulous-patients-breathing-during-sleep
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Qiuwen Chen, Dong Zou, Hailan Feng, Shaoxia Pan
PURPOSES: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of wearing dentures on obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea among completely edentulous patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A self-controlled study was conducted among 30 edentulous patients. Polysomnograms were recorded in the sleep laboratory on two consecutive nights. Participants slept with their dentures in one night and without dentures in the other. The apnea and hypopnea index (AHI), lowest oxygen saturation (L-SpO2), and morning blood pressure (MBP) were collected for statistical analysis...
January 14, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089922/x-linked-elliptocytosis-with-impaired-growth-is-related-to-mutated-ammecr1
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Lina Basel-Vanagaite, Nir Pillar, Ofer Isakov, Pola Smirin-Yosef, Irina Lagovsky, Naama Orenstein, Mali Salmon-Divon, Hannah Tamary, Tami Zaft, Lily Bazak, Joseph Meyerovitch, Tal Pelli, Shay Botchan, Luba Farberov, Daphna Weissglas, Noam Shomron
In this study, we report a family with X-linked recessive syndrome caused by mutated AMMECR1 and characterized by elliptocytosis with or without anemia, midface hypoplasia, proportionate short stature and hearing loss. Recently, mutations in AMMECR1 were reported in two maternal half-brothers, presenting with nephrocalcinosis, midface hypoplasia and, in one of the siblings, deafness and elliptocytosis. AMMECR1 gene is localized in the critical region of contiguous deletion syndrome on Xq22.3 implicated in Alport syndrome, mental retardation, midface hypoplasia, and elliptocytosis (AMME complex)...
January 9, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081337/do-anxiety-and-depression-statuses-differ-in-differentpolycystic-ovary-syndrome-phenotypes
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Derya Akdağ Cirik, Berna Dilbaz, Sezin Aksakal, Zeynep Kotan, Runa Özelçi, Funda Akpınar, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate psychological parameters and health quality profiles in women with reproductive polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) phenotypes and age matched controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study groups included 101 women with PCOS (54 with the National Institutes of Health [NIH] phenotype and 47 with the non-NIH phenotype) and 49 healthy female controls. The participants completed anxiety and depression scales and four quality of life domains. RESULTS: We identified the women with PCOS as having a 3...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068594/prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynaecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
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Loïc Sentilhes, Marie-Victoire Sénat, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Elie Azria, Guillaume Benoist, Julie Blanc, Gilles Brabant, Florence Bretelle, Stéphanie Brun, Muriel Doret, Chantal Ducroux-Schouwey, Anne Evrard, Gilles Kayem, Emeline Maisonneuve, Louis Marcellin, Stéphane Marret, Nicolas Mottet, Sabine Paysant, Didier Riethmuller, Patrick Rozenberg, Thomas Schmitz, Héloïse Torchin, Bruno Langer
In France, 60,000 neonates are born preterm every year (7.4%), half of them after the spontaneous onset of labor. Among preventable risk factors of spontaneous prematurity, only cessation of smoking is associated with decreased prematurity (level of evidence [LE]1). It is therefore recommended (Grade A). Routine screening and treatment of vaginal bacteriosis is not recommended in the general population (Grade A). The only population for which vaginal progesterone is recommended is that comprising asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies, no history of preterm delivery, and a short cervix at 16-24 weeks of gestation (Grade B)...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058714/a-phytotherapic-approach-to-reduce-sperm-dna-fragmentation-in-patients-with-male-infertility
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Marco Capece, Giuseppe Romeo, Antonio Ruffo, Leo Romis, Salvatore Mordente, Giovanni Di Lauro
INTRODUCTION: Infertility affects 50 to 80 million (between 8 and 12% of couples). Male factor is a cause of infertility in almost half of the cases, mainly due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. DNA fragmentation is now considered an important factor in the aetiology of male infertility. We studied the effects on semen analysis and on DNA fragmentation of in vivo admnistration of Myo-Inositol and Tribulus Terrestris plus Alga Ecklonia plus Biovis (Tradafertil; Tradapharma Sagl, Swizerland) in men with previously diagnosed male infertility...
December 28, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043486/tuberculosis-in-children
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Ali Akbar Velayati
Tuberculosis (TB) is the main cause of infection-related death in the world. Children make up ∼5-15% of all TB cases. Severe forms of disease such as meningitis and disseminated form are more common in children. Due to current estimates of World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015, one million children suffer from TB around the world; of these, it is estimated that more than 136,000 die a year. One study estimated 67million children with latent TB which develops to active form with the rate of ∼850,000 each year...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028414/goodpasture-syndrome-diagnosed-one-year-and-a-half-after-the-appearance-of-the-first-symptoms-case-report
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Jagoda Stojkovikj, Sead Zejnel, Biljana Gerasimovska, Vesna Gerasimovska, Dragana Stojkovic, Martin Trajkovski, Irina Angelovska, Angela Debreslioska, Smilko Jovanovski
BACKGROUND: Goodpasture syndrome was originally described as an association of alveolar haemorrhage and glomerulonephritis. It occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. AIM: We are presenting a patient with a clinical picture of pulmonary haemorrhage and glomerulonephritis, which is diagnosed by renal biopsy. CASE PRESENTATION: His illness began a year and a half before being diagnosed. In that period he had occasional exacerbations...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011810/cohort-profile-of-biomarcs-the-biomarker-study-to-identify-the-acute-risk-of-a-coronary-syndrome-a-prospective-multicentre-biomarker-study-conducted-in-the-netherlands
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Rohit M Oemrawsingh, K Martijn Akkerhuis, Victor A Umans, Bas Kietselaer, Carl Schotborgh, Eelko Ronner, Timo Lenderink, Anho Liem, David Haitsma, Pim van der Harst, Folkert W Asselbergs, Arthur Maas, Anton J Oude Ophuis, Ben Ilmer, Rene Dijkgraaf, Robbert-Jan de Winter, S Hong Kie The, Alexander J Wardeh, Walter Hermans, Etienne Cramer, Ron H van Schaik, Imo E Hoefer, Pieter A Doevendans, Maarten L Simoons, Eric Boersma
PURPOSE: Progression of stable coronary artery disease (CAD) towards acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a dynamic and heterogeneous process with many intertwined constituents, in which a plaque destabilising sequence could lead to ACS within short time frames. Current CAD risk assessment models, however, are not designed to identify increased vulnerability for the occurrence of coronary events within a precise, short time frame at the individual patient level. The BIOMarker study to identify the Acute risk of a Coronary Syndrome (BIOMArCS) was designed to evaluate whether repeated measurements of multiple biomarkers can predict such 'vulnerable periods'...
December 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005521/characterisation-of-nasal-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-international-human-and-veterinary-surgeons
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Virginia Post, Llinos Harris, Mario Morgenstern, R Geoff Richards, Samuel K Sheppard, Fintan Moriarty
Nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is poorly described for surgeons, despite the increased exposure to nosocomial pathogens and at-risk patients. This study investigated the molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of 26 MRSA isolates cultured from the nares of an international cross-sectional study of 1,166 human and 60 veterinary surgeons. All isolates were subjected to agr-, spa- and MLST typing and the presence of 22 virulence factors were screened for by PCR...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002527/rare-thymic-malignancy-of-b-cell-origin-t-cell%C3%A3-histiocyte-rich-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Ileana Octavia Petrescu, Iancu Emil Pleşea, Maria Camelia Foarfă, Simona Bondari, Cristina Elena Singer, Elena Mădălina Dumitrescu, Răzvan Cosmin Pană, Georgeta Ligia Stănescu, Mircea Ovidiu Ciobanu
AIM: T-cell÷histiocyte-rich B-cell lymphoma is a rare type of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma reported as involving primarily the thymus only by one paper in the English literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A four and a half years old boy was admitted, after a sudden onset in the middle of the night, with superior vena cava syndrome, resuscitated cardiac and respiratory arrest and severe coma with Glasgow Coma Scale rate of 3. In spite of intensive treatment, the patient repeated twice the cardiac arrest and died sixteen hours after admittance...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994096/paediatric-rheumatology-clinic-population-in-southeast-asia-are-we-different
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Thaschawee Arkachaisri, Swee-Ping Tang, Tassalapa Daengsuwan, Gun Phongsamart, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Sirirat Charuvanij, Sook Fun Hoh, Justin Hung Tiong Tan, Lena Das, Elizabeth Ang, Wendy Lim, Yiong Huak Chan, Christine B Bernal
OBJECTIVES: To examine the descriptive epidemiology of the patient population referred to paediatric rheumatology centres (PRCs) in Southeast Asia (SEA) and to compare the frequency of conditions encountered with other PRC populations. METHODS: A web-based Registry for Childhood Onset Paediatric Rheumatic Diseases was established in 2009 and seven PRCs in four SEA countries, where paediatric rheumatologists are available, participated in a prospective 24 month data collection (43 months for Singapore)...
December 19, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965287/clinical-challenges-associated-with-universal-screening-for-lynch-syndrome-associated-endometrial-cancer
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Amanda S Bruegl, Kari L Ring, Molly Daniels, Bryan M Fellman, Diana L Urbauer, Russell R Broaddus
Universal testing for Lynch syndrome is now a routine component of the diagnostic work-up of endometrial cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to identify prospectively the barriers to universal screening based on a tissue testing approach [microsatellite instability (MSI) analysis, IHC for DNA mismatch repair proteins, and MLH1 methylation analysis]. Endometrial carcinoma patients (n = 213) prospectively underwent microsatellite instability and IHC testing for expression of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) proteins...
December 13, 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959629/complement-dysregulation-and-disease-insights-from-contemporary-genetics
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M Kathryn Liszewski, Anuja Java, Elizabeth C Schramm, John P Atkinson
The vertebrate complement system consists of sequentially interacting proteins that provide for a rapid and powerful host defense. Nearly 60 proteins comprise three activation pathways (classical, alternative, and lectin) and a terminal cytolytic pathway common to all. Attesting to its potency, nearly half of the system's components are engaged in its regulation. An emerging theme over the past decade is that variations in these inhibitors predispose to two scourges of modern humans. One, occurring most often in childhood, is a rare but deadly thrombomicroangiopathy called atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933446/permanent-tooth-agenesis-in-non-syndromic-robin-sequence-and-cleft-palate-prevalence-and-patterns
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Anneline de Smalen, Daan P F van Nunen, Ruurd R Hermus, Edwin M Ongkosuwito, Arjen J van Wijk, J Peter W Don Griot, Corstiaan C Breugem, Gem J C Kramer
OBJECTIVES: Partial tooth agenesis is frequently observed in Robin sequence. Tooth anomalies are increasingly considered as an extended phenotype of the cleft palate population. The study objective was to compare the prevalence and patterns of tooth agenesis in a group of patients with non-syndromic Robin sequence (ns-RS) and a group with non-syndromic cleft palate (ns-CP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The panoramic radiographs of 115 ns-RS and 191 ns-CP patients were assessed for agenesis of the permanent dentition (excluding third molars) and the patterns recorded using the Tooth Agenesis Code...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928436/parathyroidectomy-is-vitamin-d-a-player-for-a-good-outcome
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REVIEW
Carsote M, Paduraru Dn, Nica Ae, Valea A
Background: The field of parathyroidectomy (PTx) is complex and brings together many specialists. Even if the surgical approaches changed from classical to minimally invasive PTx, a good outcome is correlated with an adequate localization before and during PTx, while blood assays, such as parathormone (PTH) or 25-hydroxyvitamin D, become useful additional markers. Aim. Specific aspects related to parathyroidectomy and vitamins D (VD) were introduced. Material and Method. The article represents a PubMed-based narrative review...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921192/actual-10-year-survivors-after-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jian Zheng, Deborah Kuk, Mithat Gönen, Vinod P Balachandran, T Peter Kingham, Peter J Allen, Michael I D'Angelica, William R Jarnagin, Ronald P DeMatteo
BACKGROUND: Resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) offers a chance of cure, but recurrence is common and survival is often limited. The clinical and pathological characteristics of long-term survivors have not been well studied. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 212 patients who underwent partial hepatectomy for HCC with curative intent from 1992 to 2006. Fifty patients who survived beyond 10 years were compared with 109 patients who died of recurrence within 10 years...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913716/single-and-multiple-clinical-syndromes-in-incarcerated-offenders
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Carlo Garofalo, Patrizia Velotti, Cristina Crocamo, Giuseppe Carrà
The present study examined the prevalence and correlates of clinical syndromes in a large group ( N = 438) of incarcerated violent offenders, looking at differences between inmates with one and those with more than one clinical syndromes. More than a half of the sample (57%) reported clinically relevant symptoms for at least one clinical syndrome ( n = 252), and the majority of them (38%) reported more syndromes in comorbidity ( n = 169). Increased severity of clinical conditions (none, one, more than one syndrome) corresponded with significantly greater levels of personality disorder traits, psychological symptoms, dissociation, and negative emotionality, with large effect sizes...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
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