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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545338/radiofrequency-ablation-of-small-follicular-neoplasms-initial-clinical-outcomes
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Su Min Ha, Jin Yong Sung, Jung Hwan Baek, Dong Gyu Na, Ji-Hoon Kim, Hyunju Yoo, Ducky Lee, Dong Whan Choi
BACKGROUND: In thyroid gland, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been applied to both recurrent cancers and benign nodules, although, according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology (KSThR) guidelines, surgery is the first-line treatment for follicular neoplasm. However, it has been argued that follicular neoplasm with lower risk of malignancy can be managed by close follow-up. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of RFA of small follicular neoplasms, examining reductions in volume and related clinical problems, and making observations over long-term follow-up...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544364/influenza-associated-delays-in-patient-throughput-and-premature-patient-departure-in-emergency-departments-in-new-south-wales-australia-a-time-series-analysis
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David J Muscatello, Kendall J Bein, Michael M Dinh
OBJECTIVES: Influenza outbreaks cause overcrowding in EDs. We aimed to quantify the impact of influenza on the National Emergency Access Targets and premature patient departure in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of 11 million presentations to 115 hospitals during 2010-2014, using routinely collected administrative records. A time series generalised additive regression model was used to assess the correlation between weekly influenza activity and the weekly proportion of patients leaving the ED in >4 h and the proportion that departed before commencing or completing treatment ('did not wait'), after controlling for background winter and holiday effects...
May 24, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543433/mumps-outbreak-in-a-tribal-population-from-the-union-territory-of-dadra-and-nagar-haveli-india
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Siddharth M Tilavat, Sunil R Vaidya, Venkat S Hamde
A cluster of parotitis cases (n=13) were observed in a tribal population of Vansda village from the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, India between 20(th) and 22(nd) week of 2016. Primary information was received by the local Infectious Disease Surveillance Program team, and subsequently field investigations were carried out in the affected area. Active surveillance was conducted till twice the incubation period from onset of the last surveyed case. For the laboratory investigations, 19 serum samples were collected from 11-suspected cases and their close contacts (n=8)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543353/effect-of-pathologic-revision-and-ki67-and-erg-immunohistochemistry-on-predicting-radical-prostatectomy-outcome-in-men-initially-on-active-surveillance
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Leonard P Bokhorst, Monique J Roobol, Chris H Bangma, Geert J van Leenders
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if pathologic biopsy reevaluation and implementation of immunohistochemical biomarkers could improve prediction of radical prostatectomy outcome in men initially on active surveillance. METHODS: Biopsy specimens from diagnosis until switching to radical prostatectomy in men initially on active surveillance in the Dutch part of the Prostate cancer Research International Active Surveillance (PRIAS) study were collected and revised by a single pathologist...
May 24, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542540/elevation-as-a-proxy-for-mosquito-borne-zika-virus-transmission-in-the-americas
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Alexander G Watts, Jennifer Miniota, Heather A Joseph, Oliver J Brady, Moritz U G Kraemer, Ardath W Grills, Stephanie Morrison, Douglas H Esposito, Adriano Nicolucci, Matthew German, Maria I Creatore, Bradley Nelson, Michael A Johansson, Gary Brunette, Simon I Hay, Kamran Khan, Marty Cetron
INTRODUCTION: When Zika virus (ZIKV) first began its spread from Brazil to other parts of the Americas, national-level travel notices were issued, carrying with them significant economic consequences to affected countries. Although regions of some affected countries were likely unsuitable for mosquito-borne transmission of ZIKV, the absence of high quality, timely surveillance data made it difficult to confidently demarcate infection risk at a sub-national level. In the absence of reliable data on ZIKV activity, a pragmatic approach was needed to identify subnational geographic areas where the risk of ZIKV infection via mosquitoes was expected to be negligible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542223/measuring-changes-in-transmission-of-neglected-tropical-diseases-malaria-and-enteric-pathogens-from-quantitative-antibody-levels
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Benjamin F Arnold, Mark J van der Laan, Alan E Hubbard, Cathy Steel, Joseph Kubofcik, Katy L Hamlin, Delynn M Moss, Thomas B Nutman, Jeffrey W Priest, Patrick J Lammie
BACKGROUND: Serological antibody levels are a sensitive marker of pathogen exposure, and advances in multiplex assays have created enormous potential for large-scale, integrated infectious disease surveillance. Most methods to analyze antibody measurements reduce quantitative antibody levels to seropositive and seronegative groups, but this can be difficult for many pathogens and may provide lower resolution information than quantitative levels. Analysis methods have predominantly maintained a single disease focus, yet integrated surveillance platforms would benefit from methodologies that work across diverse pathogens included in multiplex assays...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542162/carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-barbados-driving-change-in-practice-at-the-national-level
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Corey Forde, Bryan Stierman, Pilar Ramon-Pardo, Thais Dos Santos, Nalini Singh
INTRODUCTION: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is of growing concern globally. The risk for transmission of antimicrobial resistant organisms across several continents to the Caribbean is a real one given its tourism industry. After a cluster of cases of CRKP were detected, several studies detailed in this report were initiated to better characterize the problem. METHODS: A hospital-wide point prevalence study and active surveillance were performed at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados in 2013 to assess the prevalence of CRKP infection/colonization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542117/prevalence-of-arthritis-and-arthritis-attributable-activity-limitation-by-urban-rural-county-classification-united-states-2015
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Michael A Boring, Jennifer M Hootman, Yong Liu, Kristina A Theis, Louise B Murphy, Kamil E Barbour, Charles G Helmick, Terry J Brady, Janet B Croft
Rural populations in the United States have well documented health disparities, including higher prevalences of chronic health conditions (1,2). Doctor-diagnosed arthritis is one of the most prevalent health conditions (22.7%) in the United States, affecting approximately 54.4 million adults (3). The impact of arthritis is considerable: an estimated 23.7 million adults have arthritis-attributable activity limitation (AAAL). The age-standardized prevalence of AAAL increased nearly 20% from 2002 to 2015 (3). Arthritis prevalence varies widely by state (range = 19%-36%) and county (range = 16%-39%) (4)...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540455/yellow-sac-spider-cheiracanthium-punctorium-bites-in-slovenia-case-series-and-review
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Tanja Varl, Damjan Grenc, Rok Kostanjšek, Miran Brvar
In Central Europe, reports of human envenomation by Cheiracanthium punctorium, commonly known as the yellow sac spider, are sporadic, despite the fact that this species is widespread in Europe. However, in recent years, C. punctorium has been repeatedly described globally in medical and toxicological literature. Its venom was found to possess insecticidal, haemolytic, cytotoxic, and membrane-damaging activities. Its bite is often very painful, frequently associated with local and transient cutaneous and neurotoxic effects, but sometimes also with systemic symptoms which require medical help...
May 24, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538984/accuracy-of-medical-claims-for-identifying-cardiovascular-and-bleeding-events-after-myocardial-infarction-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-translate-acs-study
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Patricia O Guimarães, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Lisa A Kaltenbach, Kevin J Anstrom, Mark B Effron, Daniel B Mark, Patrick L McCollam, Linda Davidson-Ray, Eric D Peterson, Tracy Y Wang
Importance: Pragmatic clinical trial designs have proposed the use of medical claims data to ascertain clinical events; however, the accuracy of billed diagnoses in identifying potential events is unclear. Objectives: To compare the 1-year cumulative incidences of events when events were identified by medical claims vs by physician adjudication and to assess the accuracy of bill-identified events using physician adjudication as the criterion standard. Design, Setting, and Participants: This post hoc analysis of a clinical trial assessed the medical claims forms and records for all rehospitalizations at 233 US hospitals within 1 year of the index acute myocardial infarction (MI) of 12 365 patients enrolled in the Treatment With Adenosine Diphosphate Receptor Inhibitors: Longitudinal Assessment of Treatment Patterns and Events After Acute Coronary Syndrome (TRANSLATE-ACS) study between April 1, 2010, and October 31, 2012...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538842/-diagnostic-concordance-between-seven-definitions-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
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Eduardo Cabrera-Rode, Beatriz Stusser, Wenny Cálix, Neraldo Orlandi, Janet Rodríguez, Ileana Cubas-Dueñas, Ragmila Echevarría, Aimee Álvarez
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the level of diagnostic concordance between seven definitions of metabolic syndrome (MS) in a group of overweight and obese adults. Materials and Methods: 350 subjects aged from 19 to 70 years were recruited for study from a clinic for overweight and obese subjects. The definitions of MS used were those given by the WHO (World Health Organization), EGIR (European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance), NCEP- ATPIII (Adult Treatment Panel), AHA/NHLBI (American Heart Association), IDF (International Diabetes Federation), and JIS (Joint Interim Statement) as well as the Szabo criteria...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537924/genetic-defects-of-the-irf1-mediated-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-antigen-presentation-pathway-occur-prevalently-in-the-jak2-gene-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tao Shen, Zhengming Chen, Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, Jie Wu
Recognition of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I antigens on tumor cells by cytotoxic T cells is involved in T cell-mediated tumor immune surveillance and immune checkpoint therapy. The interferon-γ (IFNγ)-IRF1 signaling pathway regulates MHC class I antigen presentation. To examine genetic defects of the IFNγ-IRF1 pathway in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we analyzed The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) lung adenocarcinoma (LuAd) and lung squamous cell carcinoma (LuSc) data. Loss-of-function (LOF) genetic alterations of the IFNγ-IRF1 pathway genes (IFNGR1, IFNGR2, JAK1, JAK2, STAT1, IRF1) were found in 64 (6...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537327/associations-between-physical-activity-and-cognitive-functioning-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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C E Miyawaki, E D Bouldin, G S Kumar, L C McGuire
OBJECTIVES: To describe aerobic physical activity among middle-aged and older adults by their self-reported cognitive decline and their receipt of informal care for declines in cognitive functioning and most common type of physical activity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. SETTING: Landline and cellular telephone survey. PARTICIPANTS: 93,082 respondents aged 45 years and older from 21 US states in 2011...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537246/-evolution-of-asthma-prevalence-and-sociodemographic-and-health-factors-associated-in-madrid-region-1996-2013
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Patricia López Pereira, Ana María Gandarillas Grande, Lucía Díez Gañán, María Ordobás Gavín
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is an important public health issue. The goal of this study is to analyse the trends in self-reported asthma prevalence in the Madrid Region and its association with socio-demographic and health factors. METHODS: Data from the "Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factor Surveillance System" in adult population (SIVFRENT-A) 1996-2013 were used. Prevalences and 95% CI were estimated for: current asthma, cumulative prevalence of asthma and asthma attack in the last 12 months, in five periods...
May 25, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537044/preoperative-statin-use-associated-with-lower-psa-but-similar-prostate-size-and-histopathologic-outcomes-implications-for-active-surveillance
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Kristian Stensland, Russell B McBride, Michael Leapman, Adele Hobbs, Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, David B Samadi
PURPOSE: The potential effects of statins on clinical and histopathologic variables, prostate size, or PSA density (PSAD) and resulting influences on active surveillance eligibility have not been adequately explored. This study examines the effect of statins on prostate specimens following prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients that received robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) (n = 2,632) were dichotomized according to preoperative statin use...
May 23, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536849/nmd-monitors-translational-fidelity-24-7
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REVIEW
Alper Celik, Feng He, Allan Jacobson
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is generally thought to be a eukaryotic mRNA surveillance pathway tasked with the elimination of transcripts harboring an in-frame premature termination codon (PTC). As presently conceived, NMD acting in this manner minimizes the likelihood that potentially toxic polypeptide fragments would accumulate in the cytoplasm. This notion is to be contrasted to the results of systematic RNA-Seq and microarray analyses of NMD substrates in multiple model systems, two different experimental approaches which have shown that many mRNAs identified as NMD substrates fail to contain a PTC...
May 23, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536685/small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-nasopharynx-a-rare-case-report
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Daniela Azevedo, Elisabete Rios, Lurdes Vendeira, Cristina Sarmento
Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma rarely appears primarily in the head and neck and exhibits aggressive behavior with a poor prognosis. The pathologist has a significant role in the diagnosis, and a consensual treatment still does not exist. The authors report the case of a middle-aged male patient who presented repeated episodes of massive epistaxis. The diagnostic work-up disclosed the diagnosis of small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the nasopharynx. The patient was treated with chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534612/sers-activated-platforms-for-immunoassay-probes-encoding-methods-and-applications
#18
Zhuyuan Wang, Shenfei Zong, Lei Wu, Dan Zhu, Yiping Cui
Owing to their excellent multiplexing ability, high sensitivity, and large dynamic range, immunoassays using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) as the readout signal have found prosperous applications in fields such as disease diagnosis, environmental surveillance, and food safety supervision. Various ever-increasing demands have promoted SERS-based immunoassays from the classical sandwich-type ones to those integrated with fascinating automatic platforms (e.g., test strips and microfluidic chips). As recent years have witnessed impressive progress in SERS immunoassays, we try to comprehensively cover SERS-based immunoassays from their basic working principles to specific applications...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533080/influenza-vaccination-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-implications-for-pharmacists
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Rasha M Arabyat, Dennis W Raisch, Ludmila Bakhireva
BACKGROUND: Influenza virus is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality. Specific populations are at higher risk for exacerbations from influenza virus, such as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Influenza vaccination coverage among COPD patients is low. Pharmacists can improve influenza vaccination among COPD patients by recognizing factors that influence vaccination and addressing these factors. OBJECTIVES: To (1) determine the recent influenza vaccination coverage among patients with COPD, (2) identify factors that were associated with immunization, and (3) interpret the results based upon Andersen's healthcare utilization model...
February 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532461/national-post-market-surveillance-assessment-of-veterinary-medicines-in-korea-during-the-past-decade
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JeongWoo Kang, Hae-Chul Park, Yang Ho Jang, Md Akil Hossain, Kyunghun Jeong, Mi Young Jeong, Seon-Jong Yun, Sung-Won Park, Dae Gyun Kim, Kwang-Jick Lee
BACKGROUND: Veterinary medicines have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of diseases, growth promotion, and to promote feeding efficacy in livestock. As the veterinary medicine industry has steadily grown, it is crucial to set up a baseline for the quality of medicine as well as the insufficiency or excessiveness of the active ingredients in drug products to ensure the compliance, safety and efficacy of these medicines. Thus, the 10 years data of post-marketing quality control study was summarized to determine the rate and extent of non-compliance of these medicines and to establish baseline data for future quality control measures of veterinary medicine...
May 22, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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