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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723954/association-between-urinary-biomarkers-of-total-sugars-intake-and-measures-of-obesity-in-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rachel Campbell, Natasha Tasevska, Kim G Jackson, Virag Sagi-Kiss, Nick di Paolo, Jennifer S Mindell, Susan J Lister, Kay-Tee Khaw, Gunter G C Kuhnle
Obesity is an important modifiable risk factor for chronic diseases. While there is increasing focus on the role of dietary sugars, there remains a paucity of data establishing the association between sugar intake and obesity in the general public. The objective of this study was to investigate associations of estimated sugar intake with odds for obesity in a representative sample of English adults. We used data from 434 participants of the 2005 Health Survey of England. Biomarkers for total sugar intake were measured in 24 h urine samples and used to estimate intake...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723765/perioperative-management-of-intracardiac-leiomyomatosis-an-observational-cohort-study
#2
Jiaying Xu, Min Wei, Qi Miao, Bin Zhu, Chunhua Yu, Yuguang Huang
Intracardiac leiomyomatosis (ICLM) is a rare condition in which the benign tumor extends into the right heart chambers through inferior vena cava. The best surgical approach still remains unclear.We present a retrospective cohort of 36 patients diagnosed with ICLM in Peking Union Medical College Hospital between 2002 and 2016.The mean patient age was 44.5 (range 25-55) years. The clinical manifestations were various, including shortness of breath, chest tightness, edema of the lower extremities, palpitations, syncope, etc...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722306/is-intra-procedure-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiogram-an-alternative-to-preprocedure-multidetector-computed-tomography-for-the-measurement-of-the-aortic-annulus-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Abdul Moiz Hafiz, Giorgio A Medranda, Nikolaos Kakouros, Jay Patel, Jonathan Kahan, George Gubernikoff, Beevash Ray, Vijayapraveena Paruchuri, Joshua DeLeon, Kevin Marzo, Rose Calixte, Juan Gaztanaga
BACKGROUND: The role of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) vs multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in aortic annular sizing has been poorly defined in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR). We set to determine the correlation between 3DTEE and MDCT in measuring the aortic annulus prior to TAVR. METHODS: In an observational, retrospective study, we compared aortic annular areas measured by MDCT and 3DTEE in TAVR patients...
July 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721638/contribution-of-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-definitive-infective-endocarditis-the-infectious-disease-specialist-s-point-of-view
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B Davido, A Moussiegt, A Dinh, O Senard, L Deconinck, O Auzel, X Repesse, M Sirol, M Morgan, J Salomon
In 1994, the original Duke criteria introduced the usefulness of echocardiography for the diagnosis of definitive infective endocarditis (IE). Recently, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) highlighted the need of complementary imaging to support the diagnosis of embolic events and cardiac involvement when echocardiography findings are negative or doubtful. We decided to study the usefulness of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography (TTE/TEE) for the diagnosis of definitive IE in patients who already benefited from complementary investigations...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719262/evaluation-of-a-mobile-phone-based-microscope-for-screening-of-schistosoma-haematobium-infection-in-rural-ghana
#5
Isaac I Bogoch, Hatice C Koydemir, Derek Tseng, Richard K D Ephraim, Evans Duah, Joseph Tee, Jason R Andrews, Aydogan Ozcan
AbstractSchistosomiasis affects over 170 million people in Africa. Here we compare a novel, low-cost mobile phone microscope to a conventional light microscope for the label-free diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium infections in a rural Ghanaian school setting. We tested the performance of our handheld microscope using 60 slides that were randomly chosen from an ongoing epidemiologic study in school-aged children. The mobile phone microscope had a sensitivity of 72.1% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 56.1-84...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714795/analysis-of-physical-activity-among-free-living-nonagenarians-from-a-sardinian-longevous-population
#6
Giovanni Mario Pes, Maria Pina Dore, Alessandra Errigo, Michel Poulain
Physical activity was identified as a major determinant of longevity. Using wearable accelerometers, we evaluated energy expenditure (EE), including resting- (REE) and total-energy expenditure, (TEE), physical activity level (PAL), percentage of PAL ≥ 3 metabolic equivalent tasks (METs), number of steps, resting index (RI%) and sleeping patterns in 44 free-living nonagenarians (27 men) residing in a Sardinian village famous for its longevous population. The average REE and TEE recorded were: men 1278 ± 161 kcal/day and 957 ± 110, and women: 2286 ± 541kcal/day and 1811 ± 308 in the women, respectively...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712942/structure-based-discovery-of-clinically-approved-drugs-as-zika-virus-ns2b-ns3-protease-inhibitors-that-potently-inhibit-zika-virus-infection-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shuofeng Yuan, Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Helena den-Haan, Kenn Ka-Heng Chik, Anna Jinxia Zhang, Chris Chung-Sing Chan, Vincent Kwok-Man Poon, Cyril Chik-Yan Yip, Winger Wing-Nga Mak, Zheng Zhu, Zijiao Zou, Kah-Meng Tee, Jian-Piao Cai, Kwok-Hung Chan, Jorge de la Peña, Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, José Pedro Cerón-Carrasco, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection may be associated with severe complications in fetuses and adults, but treatment options are limited. We performed an in silico structure-based screening of a large chemical library to identify potential ZIKV NS2B-NS3 protease inhibitors. Clinically approved drugs belonging to different drug classes were selected among the 100 primary hit compounds with the highest predicted binding affinities to ZIKV NS2B-NS3-protease for validation studies. ZIKV NS2B-NS3 protease inhibitory activity was validated in most of the selected drugs and in vitro anti-ZIKV activity was identified in two of them (novobiocin and lopinavir-ritonavir)...
July 13, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711537/increased-risk-of-anxiety-or-depression-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-patients-with-pre-existing-hyperlipidemia-a-population-based-study
#8
Sher-Wei Lim, Tee-Tau Eric Nyam, Chung-Han Ho, Yow-Ling Shiue, Jhi-Joung Wang, Chung-Ching Chio, Jinn-Rung Kuo
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety or depression (AD) is a common complication after traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). This study sought to investigate the role of pre-existing hyperlipidemia in new-onset AD after tSCI using a longitudinal population database. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used Longitudinal Health Insurance Database data from January 1997 to December 2011. The case and comparison groups were individuals who experienced tSCI and who did and did not have pre-existing hyperlipidemia, respectively...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711373/comparative-genomic-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-a-toxigenic-clinical-isolate-of-corynebacterium-diphtheriae-strain-b-d-16-78-from-malaysia
#9
Kar-Wai Hong, A W Asmah Hani, C A Nurul Aina Murni, R R Pusparani, Chee Kheong Chong, Khebir Verasahib, Wan Noraini W Yusoff, Noorliza M Noordin, Kok Keng Tee, Wai-Fong Yin, Choo Yee Yu, Geik Yong Ang, Kok-Gan Chan
In this study, we report the comparative genomics and phylogenetic analysis of Corynebacterium diphtheriae strain B-D-16-78 that was isolated from a clinical specimen in 2016. The complete genome of C. diphtheriae strain B-D-16-78 was sequenced using PacBio Single Molecule, Real-Time sequencing technology and consists of a 2,474,151-bp circular chromosome with an average GC content of 53.56%. The core genome of C. diphtheriae was also deduced from a total of 74 strains with complete or draft genome sequences and the core genome-based phylogenetic analysis revealed close genetic relationship among strains that shared the same MLST allelic profile...
July 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711236/temporal-bone-computed-tomography-findings-associated-with-feasibility-of-endoscopic-ear-surgery
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Dunia Abdul-Aziz, Elliott D Kozin, Brian M Lin, Kevin Wong, Parth V Shah, Aaron K Remenschneider, Lukas D Landegger, Amy F Juliano, Michael S Cohen, Daniel J Lee
PURPOSE: There are no formal radiologic criteria to stratify patients for transcanal (TEES) or transmastoid endoscopic ear surgery for resection of cholesteatoma. We aim to determine 1) whether standard preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings are associated with the need for conversion to a transmastoid approach and 2) the amount of time added for conversion from TEES to transmastoid techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of consecutive pediatric and adult cases of TEES for primary cholesteatoma from 2013 through 2015 (n=52)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708118/low-energy-turnover-of-physically-inactive-participants-as-a-determinant-of-insufficient-mineral-and-vitamin-intake-in-nhanes
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Juliane Heydenreich, Katarina Melzer, Céline Flury, Bengt Kayser
Micronutrient requirements do not scale linearly with physical activity-related energy expenditure (AEE). Inactive persons may have insufficient micronutrient intake because of low energy intake (EI). We extracted data from NHANES 2003-2006 on 4015 adults (53 ± 18 years (mean ± SD), 29 ± 6 kg/m², 48% women) with valid physical activity (accelerometry) and food intake (2 × 24 h-dietary recall) measures. Total energy expenditure (TEE) was estimated by summing the basal metabolic rate (BMR, Harris-Benedict), AEE, and 10% of TEE for the thermic effect of food, to calculate the physical activity levels (PAL = TEE/BMR)...
July 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707362/left-atrial-pressure-and-predictors-of-survival-after-percutaneous-mitral-paravalvular-leak-closure
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Elad Maor, Claire E Raphael, Sidakpal S Panaich, Mohamad Alkhouli, Allison Cabalka, Donald J Hagler, Peter M Pollak, Guy S Reeder, Mackram F Eleid, Charanjit S Rihal
BACKGROUND: Data on the clinical utility of left atrial (LA) hemodynamic monitoring during percutaneous mitral interventions are limited. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between intraprocedural LA pressures during percutaneous mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) closure and long term survival. METHODS: Patients who underwent mitral PVL repair with invasive LA pressure monitoring were divided at baseline to three tertiles based on their mean final LA pressure (<25%; 25-30%; >30% of mean systolic blood pressure)...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706865/echocardiography-of-the-tricuspid-valve-acknowledgements
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Jamahal Luxford, Levi Bassin, Michael D'Ambra
The tricuspid valve (TV), although occasionally considered "neglected" is the subject of renewed and increasing interest. Factors include an awareness that tricuspid value dysfunction is influential in patient outcomes, an improving understanding of valve anatomy and function and evolving techniques available to address tricuspid regurgitation. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can be classified as being due to primary diseases of the valve or functional in nature, with the majority being functional. Whilst it was previously believed that such functional TR, resulting from left sided disease, would resolve after correction of the underlying pathology this is now known not to be true...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706589/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-facilitated-by-preprocedural-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-long-term-outcome
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Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley, Stephan von Bardeleben
AIM: To evaluate the long-term outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) facilitated by preprocedural three-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography. METHODS: In 50 patients, 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) was performed immediately prior to an ablation procedure (paroxysmal AF: 30 patients, persistent AF: 20 patients). The images were available throughout the ablation procedure. Two different ablation strategies were used. In most of the patients with paroxysmal AF, the cryoablation technique was used (Arctic Front Balloon, CryoCath Technologies/Medtronic; group A2)...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703894/comparison-of-resting-energy-equations-and-total-energy-expenditure-in-haemodialysis-patients-and-body-composition-measured-by-multi-frequency-bioimpedance
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Ben Oliveira, Sivakumar Sridharan, Ken Farrington, Andrew Davenport
BACKGROUND: Waste products of metabolism are retained in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Cellular metabolism generates energy, and patients with greater energy expenditure may therefore require more dialysis. To determine the amount of dialysis required, equations estimating resting and total energy expenditure (REE,TEE) are required. METHODS: We compared estimates of REE in HD patients using established equations with a novel equation recently validated in HD patients (HD equation)...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702957/non-invasive-ventilation-for-the-management-of-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-due-to-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Christian R Osadnik, Vanessa S Tee, Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Joanna Picot, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is commonly used to treat patients admitted to hospital with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) secondary to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of NIV applied in conjunction with usual care versus usual care involving no mechanical ventilation alone in adults with AHRF due to AECOPD. The aim of this review is to update the evidence base with the goals of supporting clinical practice and providing recommendations for future evaluation and research...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701600/inadequate-venous-drainage-transesophageal-echocardiography-as-rescue
#17
Monish S Raut, Arun Maheshwari, Sumir Dubey, Ganesh Shivnani, Sandeep Joshi, Arvind Verma, Swetanka Das
Malposition of venous cannula can cause inadequate venous drainage during cardiopulmonary bypass. It would be good clinical practice to use TEE to check the position of inferior venous cannula to avoid this problem at the earliest.
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701332/circulating-rankl-and-rankl-opg-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-er-and-pr-subtype-results-from-the-epic-cohort
#18
Danja Sarink, Helena Schock, Theron Johnson, Kim Overvad, Marianne Holm, Anne Tjonneland, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Mathilde His, Marina Kvaskoff, Heiner Boeing, Pagona Lagiou, Eleni-Maria Papatesta, Antonia Trichopoulou, Domenico Palli, Valeria Pala, Amalia Mattiello, Rosario Tumino, Carlotta Sacerdote, H B As Bueno-de-Mesquita, Carla H van Gils, Petra H Peeters, Elisabete Weiderpass, Antonio Agudo, Maria-Jose Sanchez, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Pilar Amiano, Kay-Tee Khaw, Ruth C Travis, Laure Dossus, Marc J Gunter, Sabina Rinaldi, Melissa A Merritt, Elio Riboli, Rudolf Kaaks, Renee T Fortner
Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B (RANK)-RANK ligand (RANKL) signaling promotes mammary tumor development in experimental models. Circulating concentrations of soluble RANKL (sRANKL) may influence breast cancer risk via activation of RANK signaling; this may be modulated by osteoprotegerin (OPG), the decoy receptor for RANKL. sRANKL and breast cancer risk by hormone receptor subtype has not previously been investigated. <p>A case-control study was nested in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort...
July 12, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701188/tall-height-and-obesity-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-aggressive-prostate-cancer-results-from-the-epic-cohort-study
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Aurora Perez-Cornago, Paul N Appleby, Tobias Pischon, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Rudolf Kaaks, Tilman Kühn, Heiner Boeing, Annika Steffen, Antonia Trichopoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Maria Kritikou, Vittorio Krogh, Domenico Palli, Carlotta Sacerdote, Rosario Tumino, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Antonio Agudo, Nerea Larrañaga, Elena Molina-Portillo, Aurelio Barricarte, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, J Ramón Quirós, Pär Stattin, Christel Häggström, Nick Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Julie A Schmidt, Marc Gunter, Heinz Freisling, Dagfinn Aune, Heather Ward, Elio Riboli, Timothy J Key, Ruth C Travis
BACKGROUND: The relationship between body size and prostate cancer risk, and in particular risk by tumour characteristics, is not clear because most studies have not differentiated between high-grade or advanced stage tumours, but rather have assessed risk with a combined category of aggressive disease. We investigated the association of height and adiposity with incidence of and death from prostate cancer in 141,896 men in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort...
July 13, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700516/the-validity-of-real-time-data-generated-by-a-wearable-microtechnology-device
#20
Dan Weaving, Sarah Whitehead, Kevin Till, Ben Jones
The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of global positioning system (GPS) and micro-electrical-mechanical-system (MEMS) data generated in real-time via a dedicated receiver. Post-session data acted as criterion as it is used to plan the volume and intensity of future training and is downloaded directly from the device. 25 professional rugby league players completed two training sessions wearing a MEMS device (Catapult S5, firmware version: 2.27). During sessions, real-time data was collected via the manufacturer receiver and dedicated software (Openfield v1...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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