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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092790/comparison-of-quality-of-life-in-homeless-and-non-homeless-chinese-patients-with-psychiatric-disorders
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Xiao-Lan Cao, Yan-Nan Fu, Fu-Jun Jia, Helen F K Chiu, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Cai-Lan Hou, Yong-Qiang Lin, Xiao-Bin Zhong, Xiang-Min Liu, Larina C L Yim, Yu-Tao Xiang
To date, there are no data on quality of life (QOL) and its correlates in homeless Chinese patients with psychiatric disorders. This study aimed to compare QOL between homeless and non-homeless patients with psychiatric disorders in China. A total of 278 homeless and 222 non-homeless patients matched in age and gender were consecutively recruited. Socio-demographic and clinical data were collected from medical records. A clinical interview was conducted using standardized instruments. The physical and mental QOL in both groups were lower than the normative data for Chinese general population, but there was no significant difference in any QOL domain between the two groups...
January 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092429/residents-understanding-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Paul Cooper, Morgan Hindes, Timothy M Maul, Stephen C Cook
OBJECTIVE: Medical residents are exposed to increasing numbers of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). While inadequate ACHD knowledge may lead to inappropriate practice, this educational deficit has not been investigated. Our aim was to analyze residents' attitudes, perceived ability, and knowledge of ACHD medicine. DESIGN, METHODS, OUTCOME MEASURES: A single center, multiprogram cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 using an electronic survey to assess 472 medical residents' perceived knowledge and self-assessed skills related to ACHD medicine...
January 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092362/the-role-of-endothelial-hif-1-%C3%AE-in-the-response-to-sublethal-hypoxia-in-c57bl-6-mouse-pups
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Qi Li, Michael Michaud, Chan Park, Yan Huang, Rachael Couture, Frank Girodano, Michael L Schwartz, Joseph A Madri
Chronic sublethal hypoxia, a complication of premature birth, is associated with cognitive and motor handicaps. Responsiveness to and recovery from this hypoxic environment is dependent on induction of HIF-1 α in the cells affected. Microvascular endothelial-glial and microvascular endothelial-neuronal precursor interactions have been found to be dynamic and reciprocal, involving autocrine and paracrine signaling, with response and recovery correlated with baseline levels and levels of induction of HIF-1 α...
January 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092184/mood-motives-and-money-an-examination-of-factors-that-differentiate-online-and-non-online-young-adult-gamblers
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Abby L Goldstein, Natalie Vilhena-Churchill, Sherry H Stewart, Peter N S Hoaken, Gordon L Flett
Background and aims To date, there is a lack of research on psychological factors associated with young adult online gambling. The current study examined differences between young adult online and non-online gamblers, using information gathered at baseline and over 30 days during which participants reported on their moods, gambling behaviors, and reasons for initiating and discontinuing gambling. Methods Participants were 108 young adult regular gamblers (i.e., gambling four or more times in the past month) who participated in a 30-day daily diary study...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091836/assessment-of-edema-using-stir-via-3d-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-suspected-myocarditis
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Michael Jeserich, Bela Merkely, Pascal Schlosser, Simone Kimmel, Gabor Pavlik, Stephan Achenbach
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate three-dimensional T2-weighted fast spin echo triple inversion recovery sequences (STIR+) for the diagnosis of myocardial edema in patients with suspected early myocarditis after respiratory or gastrointestinal tract viral infection and at follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively examined 28 patients with suspected myocarditis and 37 controls matched for gender and age. An ECG-triggered STIR+ was used to cover the entire left ventricle in short-axis images with 10-mm slice thickness and no interslice gap...
January 16, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091802/increased-risk-of-revision-reoperation-and-implant-constraint-in-tka-after-multiligament-knee-surgery
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Steven I Pancio, Paul L Sousa, Aaron J Krych, Matthew P Abdel, Bruce A Levy, Diane L Dahm, Michael J Stuart
BACKGROUND: The risk of major complications and revision arthroplasty after TKA in patients who previously underwent multiligament knee surgery have been poorly characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Is multiligament knee surgery before TKA associated with (1) worse implant survival, (2) increased use of TKA design constraint, (3) a greater risk for major complications, and (4) poorer scores for pain and function compared with similar patients receiving TKA for primary osteoarthritis? METHODS: Fifty-nine TKAs were performed at our institution between 1985 and 2014 in 59 patients (36 men, 23 women; mean age, 53 years) with a history of previous multiligament knee surgery (≥ two ligaments)...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091737/impact-of-pelvic-fractures-on-the-early-clinical-outcomes-of-severely-injured-trauma-patients
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K Almahmoud, R Pfeifer, K Al-Kofahi, A Hmedat, W Hyderabad, F Hildebrand, A B Peitzman, H-C Pape
BACKGROUND: Pelvic fractures contribute to morbidity and mortality following injury. We sought to study the impact of pelvic fractures on the clinical course and outcomes of trauma patients with a pelvic fracture in comparison to patients with similar injury severity without pelvic fracture to identify potential parameters to track patients' clinical course post-injury. METHODS: A cohort of 206 consecutive blunt trauma survivors, studied over a 5-year period in a level I trauma center of which 75 patients (36...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091734/level-of-conus-medullaris-termination-in-adult-population-analyzed-by-kinetic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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An Liu, Kaixiang Yang, Daling Wang, Changqing Li, Zhiwei Ren, Shigui Yan, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the change of conus medullaris termination (CMT) level in neutral, flexion and extension positions and to analyze the effects of age and gender on the CMT level. METHODS: The midline sagittal T2-weighted kinetic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI) study of 585 patients was retrospectively reviewed to identify the level of CMT. All patients were in an upright position. A straight line perpendicular to the long axis of the cord was drawn from the tip of the cord and then subtended to the adjacent vertebra or disk space...
January 16, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091700/computed-tomography-localization-of-the-appendix-in-the-pediatric-population-relative-to-the-lumbar-spine
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John Davis, Albert T Roh, Matthew B Petterson, Tammy R Kopelman, Samantha L Matz, Daniel G Gridley, Mary J Connell
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to evaluate suspected acute appendicitis. Although very effective, CT uses ionizing radiation, exposing patients to an increased risk of cancer. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the potential for decreasing the field of view of the CT (and therefore the dose to the patient) in the evaluation of suspected acute appendicitis in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of prospectively collected data from 212 consecutive patients who underwent CT for suspected acute appendicitis...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091440/nocturnal-enuresis-in-school-aged-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia-any-relationship-with-hyposthenuria
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C I Eneh, A N Ikefuna, H U Okafor, S N Uwaezuoke
BACKGROUND: Reports show that children with sickle-cell anemia (SCA) have a tendency for nocturnal enuresis when compared with their counterparts with normal hemoglobin. Although nocturnal enuresis in SCA has been attributed to several factors including tubular and even bladder dysfunction, its relationship with hyposthenuria has been questioned in some studies. AIM: The study aims to determine the relationship of hyposthenuria with nocturnal enuresis seen in school-aged children with SCA...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091439/is-epineurectomy-necessary-in-the-surgical-management-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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U Tiftikci, S Serbest
BACKGROUND: In this study, it was aimed to determine whether median nerve epineurectomy is beneficial in the surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study enrolled 72 patients including 34 patients without epineurectomy (Group A) and 38 patients with epineurectomy (Group B). Surgery was performed in patients with severe electrodiagnostic CTS findings, CTS duration >1 year and flattening along with hypervascularization in median nerve...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091430/impact-of-informed-consent-on-patient-decisions-regarding-third-molar-removal
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G Göcmen, O Atalı, O Gonul, K Goker
PURPOSE: We investigated whether the order in which patients learned about complication risks affected their anxiety about and willingness to undergo the removal of their third molar. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 171 patients (65 males, 106 females) were included in the study. The distributions of gender and the position of mandibular third molars were recorded. The Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale and Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were used to evaluate anxiety...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091404/left-atrial-mechanical-function-and-aortic-stiffness-in-middle-aged-patients-with-the-first-episode-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Alev Kilicgedik, Suleyman Ç Efe, Ahmet S Gürbüz, Emrah Acar, Mehmet F Yılmaz, Aslan Erdoğan, Gökhan Kahveci, Ibrahim A Izgi, Cevat Kirma
BACKGROUND: In the early stages of atrial remodeling, aortic stiffness might be an indication of an atrial myopathy, in particular, atrial fibrosis. This study aimed to investigate the association between left atrial (LA) mechanical function, assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography, and aortic stiffness in middle-aged patients with the first episode of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This prospective study included 34 consecutive patients with the first episode of AF, who were admitted to Kartal Koşuyolu Research and Training Hospital between May 2013 and October 2015, and 31 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090687/prevalence-of-psychotropic-medication-use-and-association-with-challenging-behaviour-in-adults-with-an-intellectual-disability-a-total-population-study
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D L Bowring, V Totsika, R P Hastings, S Toogood, M McMahon
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of psychotropic medication use in adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), often in the absence of psychiatric disorder, also associated with challenging behaviour. Previous research has focused on specific sample frames or data from primary care providers. There is also a lack of consistency in the definition of challenging behaviour used. METHODS: We adopted a total population sampling method. Medication data on 265 adults with ID were classified according to the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification system...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090680/validity-of-noninvasive-composite-scores-to-assess-cardiovascular-risk-in-10-year-old-children
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Ø Lerum, E Aadland, L B Andersen, S A Anderssen, G K Resaland
Agreement between and classification accuracy of six different noninvasive composite scores and a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor score were investigated in 911 (466 boys and 445 girls) 10-year-old Norwegian children. A CVD risk factor score (triglyceride, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, systolic blood pressure (SBP), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and cardiorespiratory fitness) and six noninvasive risk scores (fitness+three different measurements of fatness (body mass index (BMI), WHtR, and skinfolds), with and without inclusion of SBP) were calculated (mean z-score by gender)...
January 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090667/children-and-young-people-s-conceptualizations-of-depression-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
N Georgakakou-Koutsonikou, J M Williams
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing research interest in conceptualizations of mental illness, examined in association with help-seeking, stigma and treatment preferences. A recent focus on young people's concepts has been identified, with depression being one of the most examined conditions. METHODS: The purpose of this systematic review is to synthesize evidence on children and adolescents' conceptualizations of depression, adopting the model of illness representations...
January 15, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090398/life-expectancies-in-hawai-i-a-multi-ethnic-analysis-of-2010-life-tables
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Yanyan Wu, Kathryn Braun, Alvin T Onaka, Brian Y Horiuchi, Caryn J Tottori, Lynne Wilkens
The objective of this study is to examine longevity disparities in Hawai'i by race/ethnicity and gender based on age-specific death rates in 2010. Abridged life tables for Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hawaiians, and Caucasians in Hawai'i are presented for the age groups: <1, 1-4, every 5-year interval from 5-84, and 85+ years for the year of 2010. Death data were provided by the Hawai'i Department of Health Office of Health Status Monitoring, and population data were based on 2010 Census modified based on ethnicity estimates from the Hawai'i Health Survey...
January 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090256/normal-2-dimensional-strain-values-of-the-left-ventricle-a-substudy-of-the-normal-echocardiographic-measurements-in-korean-population-study
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Jae-Hyeong Park, Ju-Hee Lee, Sang Yeub Lee, Jin-Oh Choi, Mi-Seung Shin, Mi-Jeong Kim, Hae Ok Jung, Jeong Rang Park, Il Suk Sohn, Hyungseop Kim, Seong-Mi Park, Nam Jin Yoo, Jung Hyun Choi, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Mi-Rae Lee, Jin-Sun Park, Chi Young Shim, Dae-Hee Kim, Dae-Hee Shin, Gil Ja Shin, Sung Hee Shin, Kye Hun Kim, Woo-Shik Kim, Seung Woo Park
BACKGROUND: It is important to understand the distribution of 2-dimensional strain values in normal population. We performed a multicenter trial to measure normal echocardiographic values in the Korean population. METHODS: This was a substudy of the Normal echOcardiogRaphic Measurements in KoreAn popuLation (NORMAL) study. Echocardiographic specialists measured frequently used echocardiographic indices in healthy people according to a standardized method at 23 different university hospitals...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090249/multimodality-imaging-for-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-severity-grading-a-methodological-review
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REVIEW
Maaike Alkema, Ernest Spitzer, Osama I I Soliman, Christian Loewe
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), defined by an increase in left ventricular mass (LVM), is a common cardiac finding generally caused by an increase in pressure or volume load. Assessing severity of LVH is of great clinical value in terms of prognosis and treatment choices, as LVH severity grades correlate with the risk for presenting cardiovascular events. The three main cardiac parameters for the assessment of LVH are wall thickness, LVM, and LV geometry. Echocardiography, with large availability and low cost, is the technique of choice for their assessment...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090087/a-mast-cell-ilc2-th9-pathway-promotes-lung-inflammation-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Silvia Moretti, Giorgia Renga, Vasilis Oikonomou, Claudia Galosi, Marilena Pariano, Rossana G Iannitti, Monica Borghi, Matteo Puccetti, Marco De Zuani, Carlo E Pucillo, Giuseppe Paolicelli, Teresa Zelante, Jean-Christophe Renauld, Oxana Bereshchenko, Paolo Sportoletti, Vincenzina Lucidi, Maria Chiara Russo, Carla Colombo, Ersilia Fiscarelli, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Fabio Majo, Gabriella Ricciotti, Helmut Ellemunter, Luigi Ratclif, Vincenzo Nicola Talesa, Valerio Napolioni, Luigina Romani
T helper 9 (Th9) cells contribute to lung inflammation and allergy as sources of interleukin-9 (IL-9). However, the mechanisms by which IL-9/Th9 mediate immunopathology in the lung are unknown. Here we report an IL-9-driven positive feedback loop that reinforces allergic inflammation. We show that IL-9 increases IL-2 production by mast cells, which leads to expansion of CD25(+) type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) and subsequent activation of Th9 cells. Blocking IL-9 or inhibiting CD117 (c-Kit) signalling counteracts the pathogenic effect of the described IL-9-mast cell-IL-2 signalling axis...
January 16, 2017: Nature Communications
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