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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029347/childhood-health-and-educational-outcomes-associated-with-maternal-sleep-apnea-a-population-record-linkage-study
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Yu Sun Bin, Peter A Cistulli, Christine L Roberts, Jane B Ford
Objectives: Sleep apnea in pregnancy is known to adversely affect birth outcomes. Whether in utero exposure to maternal sleep apnea is associated with long-term childhood consequences is unclear. Methods: Population-based longitudinal study of singleton infants born during 2002 to 2012 was conducted using linked birth, hospital, death, developmental, and educational records from New South Wales, Australia. Maternal sleep apnea during pregnancy was identified from hospital records...
October 5, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029240/a-greater-extent-of-insomnia-symptoms-and-physician-recommended-sleep-medication-use-predict-fall-risk-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Tuo-Yu Chen, Soomi Lee, Orfeu M Buxton
Study Objectives: Cross-sectional studies suggest that insomnia symptoms are associated with falls in later life. This longitudinal study examines the independent and interactive effects of the extent of insomnia symptoms (i.e., multiple co-existing insomnia symptoms) and sleep medications on fall risk over a 2-year follow-up among community-dwelling older adults. Methods: Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (2006-2014, N = 6882, Mage = 74.5 years ± 6...
October 3, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029156/detailed-transmission-network-analysis-of-a-large-opiate-driven-outbreak-of-hiv-infection-in-the-united-states
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Ellsworth M Campbell, Hongwei Jia, Anupama Shankar, Debra Hanson, Wei Luo, Silvina Masciotra, S Michele Owen, Alexandra M Oster, Romeo R Galang, Michael W Spiller, Sara J Blosser, Erika Chapman, Jeremy C Roseberry, Jessica Gentry, Pamela Pontones, Joan Duwve, Paula Peyrani, Ron M Kagan, Jeannette M Whitcomb, Philip J Peters, Walid Heneine, John T Brooks, William M Switzer
In January 2015, an outbreak of undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among persons who inject drugs (PWID) was recognized in rural Indiana. By September 2016, 205 persons in this community of approximately 4400 had received a diagnosis of HIV infection. We report results of new approaches to analyzing epidemiologic and laboratory data to understand transmission during this outbreak. HIV genetic distances were calculated using the polymerase region. Networks were generated using data about reported high-risk contacts, viral genetic similarity, and their most parsimonious combinations...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029152/surgical-treatment-in-childhood-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-nationwide-register-based-study-of-4-695-incident-patients-in-sweden-2002-2014
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Caroline Nordenvall, Oda Rosvall, Matteo Bottai, Åsa H Everhov, Petter Malmborg, Karin E Smedby, Anders Ekbom, Johan Askling, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Pär Myrelid, Ola Olén
Background and Aims: The incidence of childhood-onset (<18 years) inflammatory bowel disease is increasing worldwide, and some studies suggest that it represents a more severe disease phenotype. Few nationwide, population-based studies have evaluated the surgical burden in patients with childhood-onset IBD, and whether the improved medical treatment has influenced the need for gastrointestinal surgery. The aim was to examine whether the surgical treatment at any age of patients with childhood-onset IBD has changed over time...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029140/structural-valve-deterioration-in-the-mitroflow-biological-heart-valve-prosthesis
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Issa Farah Issa, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Farhad Waziri, Christian Torp Pedersen, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Lars Riber, Jordi S Dahl, Peter Søgaard, Martin Agge Nørgaard, Jacob Eifer Møller
OBJECTIVES: Concern has been raised regarding the long-term durability of the Mitroflow biological heart valve prosthesis. Our aim was to assess the incidence of structural valve degeneration (SVD) for the Mitroflow bioprosthesis in a nationwide study in Denmark including all patients alive in Denmark who had received a Mitroflow aortic bioprosthesis since 2000. METHODS: Patients alive in Denmark with a Mitroflow bioprosthesis implanted since January 2000 were invited to participate in a nationwide cross-sectional study with a predefined definition of SVD...
September 28, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029029/a-manifesto-for-cardiovascular-imaging-addressing-the-human-factor
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Alan G Fraser
Our use of modern cardiovascular imaging tools has not kept pace with their technological development. Diagnostic errors are common but seldom investigated systematically. Rather than more impressive pictures, our main goal should be more precise tests of function which we select because their appropriate use has therapeutic implications which in turn have a beneficial impact on morbidity or mortality. We should practise analytical thinking, use checklists to avoid diagnostic pitfalls, and apply strategies that will reduce biases and avoid overdiagnosis...
September 28, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028959/effectiveness-of-measles-vaccination-and-immune-globulin-post-exposure-prophylaxis-in-an-outbreak-setting-new-york-city-2013
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Robert J Arciuolo, Rachel R Jablonski, Jane R Zucker, Jennifer B Rosen
Background: Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) or immune globulin (IG) are routinely used for measles post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). However, current literature on the effectiveness of measles PEP is limited and variable. Here, we examined the effectiveness of MMR and IG PEP among children exposed to measles during an outbreak in New York City (NYC) in 2013. Methods: Contacts were identified by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene between 13 March 2013 and 30 June 2013...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028958/development-of-clinical-prediction-models-for-surgery-and-complications-in-crohn-s-disease
#8
Leonardo Guizzetti, Guangyong Zou, Reena Khanna, Parambir S Dulai, William J Sandborn, Vipul Jairath, Brian G Feagan
Background and Aims: Crohn's disease-related complications account for a substantial proportion of inflammatory bowel disease-associated healthcare expenditure. Identifying patients at risk for complications may allow for targeted use of early therapeutic interventions to off-set this natural course. We aimed to develop risk prediction models for Crohn's disease-related surgery and complications. Methods: Using data from the Randomized Evaluation of an Algorithm for Crohn's Disease cluster-randomized clinical Trial (REACT), which involved 1898 patients from 40 community practices...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028938/impact-of-the-us-maternal-tetanus-diphtheria-and-acellular-pertussis-vaccination-program-on-preventing-pertussis-in-infants-2-months-of-age-a-case-control-evaluation
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Tami H Skoff, Amy E Blain, James Watt, Karen Scherzinger, Melissa McMahon, Shelley M Zansky, Kathy Kudish, Paul R Cieslak, Melissa Lewis, Nong Shang, Stacey W Martin
Background: Infants aged <1 year are at highest risk for pertussis-related morbidity and mortality. In 2012, Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) vaccine was recommended for women during each pregnancy to protect infants in the first months of life; data on effectiveness of this strategy are currently limited. Methods: We conducted a case-control evaluation among pertussis cases <2 months old with cough onset between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014 from 6 US Emerging Infection Program Network states...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028870/an-assessment-on-the-uncertainty-of-the-nitrogen-to-phosphorus-ratio-as-a-threshold-for-nutrient-limitation-in-plants
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Zhengbing Yan, Di Tian, Wenxuan Han, Zhiyao Tang, Jingyun Fang
Background and Aims: The nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) ratio (N:P) has been widely used as a threshold for identifying nutrient limitations in terrestrial plants; however, the associated reliability has not been well assessed. Methods: The uncertainty of nutrient limitations caused by the N:P threshold was evaluated using two approaches: fertilization experiments synthesized across multiple ecosystems; and random sampling simulation of the impacts of different nutrient sufficiencies and deficiencies...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028764/the-prognostic-value-of-mri-in-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hourmazd Haghbayan, Amélie Boutin, Mathieu Laflamme, François Lauzier, Michèle Shemilt, Lynne Moore, Ryan Zarychanski, Vincent Douville, Dean Fergusson, Alexis F Turgeon
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability, yet many predictors of outcome are not precise enough to guide initial clinical decision-making. Although increasingly used in the early phase following traumatic brain injury, the prognostic utility of MRI remains uncertain. We thus undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating the predictive value of acute MRI lesion patterns for discriminating clinical outcome in traumatic brain injury...
October 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028677/are-people-with-a-history-of-disease-more-susceptible-to-a-short-term-exposure-to-asian-dust-a-case-crossover-study-among-the-elderly-in-japan
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Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Etsuji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Factors influencing the susceptibility of the elderly to the adverse health effects of short-term exposure to desert dust have yet to be explored. We aimed to identify the disease histories that increase the susceptibility of the elderly to disease onset induced by dust events. METHODS: We used a time-stratified case-crossover design using data on 17,874 elderly residents (≥65 years) of Okayama, Japan, who were transported to hospital emergency rooms because of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases between 2006 and 2010...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028482/adiposity-phenotypes-are-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-lap-index-body-adiposity-index-and-neck-circumference
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Aline Marcadenti, Flavio D Fuchs, Leila B Moreira, Miguel Gus, Sandra C Fuchs
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adiposity phenotypes can be detected by anthropometric indexes associated with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Besides body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), new indices seem to be able to identify T2DM. This study aimed to evaluate independent associations of T2DM with lipid accumulation product (LAP index), neck circumference (NC) and body adiposity index (BAI) in patients with hypertension. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 430 patients with hypertension...
September 22, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028437/stimulants-do-not-increase-the-risk-of-seizure-related-hospitalizations-in-children-with-epilepsy
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Xinyue Liu, Paul R Carney, Regina Bussing, Richard Segal, Linda B Cottler, Almut G Winterstein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of stimulants in children with epilepsy. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study based on Medicaid Analytic eXtract billing records from 26 U.S. states from 1999 to 2010, we identified incident stimulant use among children with epilepsy through outpatient encounter claims and pharmacy claims. We established a control group of nonusers and used frequency matching to generate index dates. We followed both cohorts for 12 months and calculated hazard ratios [HRs] of current and former use of stimulants versus no use on the outcome of seizure-related hospitalization using multivariate Cox proportional hazard models...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027888/same-hospital-re-admission-rate-is-not-reliable-for-measuring-post-operative-infection-related-re-admission
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Rishi Rattan, Joshua Parreco, Tanya L Zakrison, D Dante Yeh, Howard M Lieberman, Nicholas Namias
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infections cause morbidity, consume resources, and are an important quality measure in assessing and comparing hospitals. Commonly used metrics do not account for re-admission to a different hospital. The Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) tracks re-admissions across United States (US) hospitals. Infection-related re-admission across US hospitals has not been studied previously. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The 2013 NRD was queried for admissions with a primary International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th revision, Clinical Modification code for the most frequently performed operations...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027636/polymorphisms-in-interleukins-17a-and-17f-genes-and-periodontitis-results-from-a-meta-analysis
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Felipe Rodolfo Pereira da Silva, Larissa Dos Santos Pessoa, Any Carolina Cardoso Guimarães Vasconcelos, Weberson de Aquino Lima, Even Herlany Pereira Alves, Daniel Fernando Pereira Vasconcelos
Polymorphisms in inflammatory genes such as interleukins 17A and 17F are associated with the risk of development of periodontitis, although the results remain contradictory. Hence, the aim of this study was perform a meta-analysis focusing on two polymorphisms (rs2275913 and rs763780) in interleukins 17A and 17F genes, respectively, in both chronic (CP) and aggressive periodontitis (AgP). A review in literature was performed in several databases for studies published before 25, September 2016. The meta-analysis was obtained through the review manager statistical software (version 5...
October 13, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027610/risk-factors-for-and-incidence-of-seizures-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-real-world-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Charles Dharmani, Machaon Bonafede, Andrew Krivoshik
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This real-world study assessed the prevalence, risk factors for, and incidence of seizures in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: Patients with mCRPC were selected from MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental Databases between 1 January 2009 and 31 July 2012. Prevalence of seizure risk factors were described separately and in combination with other risk factors. Seizure incidence was calculated overall and for each risk factor group...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027484/cyp1a1-expression-and-organochlorine-pesticides-level-in-the-etiology-of-bladder-cancer-in-north-indian-population
#18
H Verma, T Sharma, S Gupta, B D Banerjee
Urinary bladder cancer (UBC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. The etiology of UBC is multifactorial and includes both exogenous and endogenous factors. Exogenous risk factors include exposure to heavy metals, aromatic amines, and environmental pollutants including pesticides such as organochlorine pesticides (OCPs). Environmental factors alone are incapable of directly producing DNA damage and may require activation by phase I metabolizing enzymes like cytochrome P450 in order to become active carcinogen...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027418/-optimization-of-ethanol-reflux-extraction-process-of-red-ginseng-using-a-design-space-approach-based-on-hazard-and-operability-analysis
#19
Fang Zhao, Xing-Chu Gong, Hai-Bin Qu
Quality by design principle was used as a guideline in this study to optimize ethanol reflux extraction of red ginseng. Firstly, hazard and operability analysis(HAZOP) was used as a risk assessment tool to evaluate the hazard degree of process parameters.Ethanol concentration, the ratio of alcohol and herbal material (A/M ratio), and extraction time were identified as the critical process parameters(CPPs) according to HAZOP method.Secondly, Box-Behnken experimental design was applied to establish theregression models between CPPs and the process indices...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027385/antimicrobial-susceptibilities-of-enterobacteriaceae-in-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-during-a-5-year-period-a-single-hospital-study-in-korea
#20
Jin Ju Park, Yu Bin Seo, Jacob Lee
BACKGROUND: Through investigating antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Enterobacteriaceae in community-acquired urinary tract infection (CA-UTI), we provide basic evidence for the use of empirical antibiotics in CA-UTI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients over the age of 19 years who visited a hospital in Seoul between January 2012 and December 2016 for a CA-UTI. Urine cultures were used to identify causative organisms...
September 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
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