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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779492/pretreatment-chest-x-ray-severity-and-its-relation-to-bacterial-burden-in-smear-positive-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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S E Murthy, F Chatterjee, A Crook, R Dawson, C Mendel, M E Murphy, S R Murray, A J Nunn, P P J Phillips, Kasha P Singh, T D McHugh, S H Gillespie
BACKGROUND: Chest radiographs are used for diagnosis and severity assessment in tuberculosis (TB). The extent of disease as determined by smear grade and cavitation as a binary measure can predict 2-month smear results, but little has been done to determine whether radiological severity reflects the bacterial burden at diagnosis. METHODS: Pre-treatment chest x-rays from 1837 participants with smear-positive pulmonary TB enrolled into the REMoxTB trial (Gillespie et al...
May 21, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779247/randomised-controlled-trials-define-shape-of-dose-response-for-pollinex-quattro-birch-allergoid-immunotherapy
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Margitta Worm, Tim Higenbottam, Oliver Pfaar, Ralph Mösges, Werner Aberer, Kulasiri Gunawardena, Dorothea Wessiepe, Denise Lee, Matthias F Kramer, Murray Skinner, Bev Lees, Stefan Zielen
BACKGROUND: The Birch Allergoid, Tyrosine Adsorbate, Monophosphoryl Lipid A (POLLINEX® Quattro Plus 1.0 ml Birch 100%) is an effective, well-tolerated short course subcutaneous immunotherapy. We performed two phase II studies to determine its optimal cumulative dose. METHODS: The studies were conducted in Germany, Austria and Poland (EudraCT numbers: 2012-004336-28 PQBirch203 and 2015-000984-15 PQBirch204) using a wide range of cumulative doses. In both studies, subjects were administered 6 therapy injections weekly outside the pollen season...
May 19, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755658/combined-linkage-and-association-analysis-of-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Alastair Lawrie, Shuo Han, Amit Sud, Fay Hosking, Timothee Cezard, David Turner, Caroline Clark, Graeme I Murray, Dominic J Culligan, Richard S Houlston, Mark A Vickers
The heritability of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) has yet to be fully deciphered. We report a family with five members diagnosed with nodular sclerosis cHL. Genetic analysis of the family provided evidence of linkage at chromosomes 2q35-37, 3p14-22 and 21q22, with logarithm of odds score >2. We excluded the possibility of common genetic variation influencing cHL risk at regions of linkage, by analysing GWAS data from 2,201 cHL cases and 12,460 controls. Whole exome sequencing of affected family members identified the shared missense mutations p...
April 17, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732423/predicting-critical-care-unit-level-complications-after-long-segment-fusion-procedures-for-adult-spinal-deformity
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Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Jonathan Nakhla, Yaroslav Gelfand, Murray Echt, Aleka N Scoco, Merritt D Kinon, Reza Yassari
Background: To identify predictive factors for critical care unit-level complications (CCU complication) after long-segment fusion procedures for adult spinal deformity (ASD). Methods: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database [2010-2014] was reviewed. Only adult patients who underwent fusion of 7 or more spinal levels for ASD were included. CCU complications included intraoperative arrest/infarction, ventilation >48 hours, pulmonary embolism, renal failure requiring dialysis, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, unplanned intubation, septic shock, stroke, coma, or new neurological deficit...
March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730939/quantifying-patient-reported-disability-and-health-while-waiting-for-bunion-surgery
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Jason M Sutherland, Kevin Wing, Murray Penner, Alastair Younger, Guiping Liu, Andrea Veljkovic, Trafford Crump
BACKGROUND: Many patients with hallux valgus progress to experiencing pain and loss of function that requires corrective surgery when nonoperative treatments fail. The primary goal of this study was to measure changes in participants' health while patients waited for their operative correction. METHODS: Patients were prospectively recruited to complete a number of patient-reported outcome measures preoperatively. Baseline data collection was initiated in October 2014, and participants' second surveys were returned by August 2017...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717691/probability-of-major-depression-diagnostic-classification-using-semi-structured-versus-fully-structured-diagnostic-interviews
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Brooke Levis, Andrea Benedetti, Kira E Riehm, Nazanin Saadat, Alexander W Levis, Marleine Azar, Danielle B Rice, Matthew J Chiovitti, Tatiana A Sanchez, Pim Cuijpers, Simon Gilbody, John P A Ioannidis, Lorie A Kloda, Dean McMillan, Scott B Patten, Ian Shrier, Russell J Steele, Roy C Ziegelstein, Dickens H Akena, Bruce Arroll, Liat Ayalon, Hamid R Baradaran, Murray Baron, Anna Beraldi, Charles H Bombardier, Peter Butterworth, Gregory Carter, Marcos H Chagas, Juliana C N Chan, Rushina Cholera, Neerja Chowdhary, Kerrie Clover, Yeates Conwell, Janneke M de Man-van Ginkel, Jaime Delgadillo, Jesse R Fann, Felix H Fischer, Benjamin Fischler, Daniel Fung, Bizu Gelaye, Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Catherine G Greeno, Brian J Hall, John Hambridge, Patricia A Harrison, Ulrich Hegerl, Leanne Hides, Stevan E Hobfoll, Marie Hudson, Thomas Hyphantis, Masatoshi Inagaki, Khalida Ismail, Nathalie Jetté, Mohammad E Khamseh, Kim M Kiely, Femke Lamers, Shen-Ing Liu, Manote Lotrakul, Sonia R Loureiro, Bernd Löwe, Laura Marsh, Anthony McGuire, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Tiago N Munhoz, Kumiko Muramatsu, Flávia L Osório, Vikram Patel, Brian W Pence, Philippe Persoons, Angelo Picardi, Alasdair G Rooney, Iná S Santos, Juwita Shaaban, Abbey Sidebottom, Adam Simning, Lesley Stafford, Sharon Sung, Pei Lin Lynnette Tan, Alyna Turner, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis, Henk C van Weert, Paul A Vöhringer, Jennifer White, Mary A Whooley, Kirsty Winkley, Mitsuhiko Yamada, Yuying Zhang, Brett D Thombs
BACKGROUND: Different diagnostic interviews are used as reference standards for major depression classification in research. Semi-structured interviews involve clinical judgement, whereas fully structured interviews are completely scripted. The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), a brief fully structured interview, is also sometimes used. It is not known whether interview method is associated with probability of major depression classification.AimsTo evaluate the association between interview method and odds of major depression classification, controlling for depressive symptom scores and participant characteristics...
May 2, 2018: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708977/population-prevalence-and-distribution-of-ankle-pain-and-symptomatic-radiographic-ankle-osteoarthritis-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-cross-sectional-study
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Charlotte Murray, Michelle Marshall, Trishna Rathod, Catherine J Bowen, Hylton B Menz, Edward Roddy
OBJECTIVES: To identify by systematic review published prevalence estimates of radiographic ankle osteoarthritis (OA) and to subsequently estimate the prevalence of ankle pain and symptomatic, radiographic ankle OA within community-dwelling older adults from North Staffordshire, UK. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched using terms for ankle, osteoarthritis and radiography. Data regarding population, radiographic methods, definitions and prevalence estimates of ankle OA were extracted from papers meeting predetermined selection criteria...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706598/cost-effectiveness-of-unicompartmental-compared-with-total-knee-replacement-a-population-based-study-using-data-from-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-and-wales
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Edward Burn, Alexander D Liddle, Thomas W Hamilton, Andrew Judge, Hemant G Pandit, David W Murray, Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva
OBJECTIVES: To assess the value for money of unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) compared with total knee replacement (TKR). DESIGN: A lifetime Markov model provided the framework for the analysis. SETTING: Data from the National Joint Registry (NJR) for England and Wales primarily informed the analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Propensity score matched patients in the NJR who received either a UKR or TKR. INTERVENTIONS: UKR is a less invasive alternative to TKR, where only the compartment affected by osteoarthritis is replaced...
April 29, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705263/previous-use-of-anti-thrombotic-agents-reduces-mortality-and-length-of-hospital-stay-in-patients-with-high-risk-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Philip Dj Dunne, Stig B Laursen, Loren Laine, Harry R Dalton, Jing H Ngu, M Schultz, Adam Rahman, Andrea Anderloni, Iain A Murray, Adrian J Stanley
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Anti-thrombotic agents are risk factors for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). However, few studies have evaluated their effects on patient outcomes. We assessed the effects of anti-thrombotic agents on outcomes of patients with high-risk UGIB. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 619 patients with acute UGIB (defined by hematemesis, coffee-ground vomit or melena) who required intervention and underwent endoscopy at 8 centers in North America, Asia, and Europe, from March 2014 through March 2015...
April 26, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700597/cerebrospinal-fluid-neurogranin-concentration-in-neurodegeneration-relation-to-clinical-phenotypes-and-neuropathology
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Erik Portelius, Bob Olsson, Kina Höglund, Nicholas C Cullen, Hlin Kvartsberg, Ulf Andreasson, Henrik Zetterberg, Åsa Sandelius, Leslie M Shaw, Virginia M Y Lee, David J Irwin, Murray Grossman, Daniel Weintraub, Alice Chen-Plotkin, David A Wolk, Leo McCluskey, Lauren Elman, Jennifer McBride, Jon B Toledo, John Q Trojanowski, Kaj Blennow
Neurogranin (Ng) is a post-synaptic protein that previously has been shown to be a biomarker for synaptic function when measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The CSF concentration of Ng is increased in Alzheimer's disease dementia (ADD), and even in the pre-dementia stage. In this prospective study, we used an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay that quantifies Ng in CSF to test the performance of Ng as a marker of synaptic function. In 915 patients, CSF Ng was evaluated across several different neurodegenerative diseases...
April 26, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696579/does-intra-individual-neurocognitive-variability-relate-to-neuroinvasive-disease-and-quality-of-life-in-west-nile-virus
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David P Sheppard, Steven Paul Woods, Rodrigo Hasbun, Lucrecia Salazar, Melissa S Nolan, Kristy O Murray
West Nile Virus (WNV) can be a neuroinvasive pathogen that may produce persistent mild-to-moderate neurocognitive impairments in some infected persons. Intra-individual variability (IIV) is an index of a person's performance across a neuropsychological test or battery, which is an indicator of neurocognitive control and integrity of prefrontal systems. The present study examined possible associations of IIV to neurological health and well-being in WNV infection. Participants included 84 adults with a range of clinical WNV disease (31 West Nile Encephalitis, 16 West Nile Meningitis, 37 West Nile Fever) who completed the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688532/a-novel-lupus-activity-index-accounting-for-glucocorticoids-sledai-2k-glucocorticoid-index
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Zahi Touma, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Nicole Anderson, Murray B Urowitz
Objective: To develop and validate a modification of SLEDAI-2K to accurately describe disease activity while accounting for glucocorticoid (GC) doses. Methods: The first two phases focused on the development of the index. Phase 1: identification of scenarios of real patients seen prospectively in a longitudinal cohort. Phase 2: derivation of an equation that explains the association between SLEDAI-2K and GC doses using physician global assessment as the external construct...
April 20, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659771/infectious-complications-after-deployment-trauma-following-wounded-united-states-military-personnel-into-veterans-affairs-care
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Jay R McDonald, Stephen Y Liang, Ping Li, Salwa Maalouf, Clinton K Murray, Amy C Weintrob, Elizabeth R Schnaubelt, Janis Kuhn, Anuradha Ganesan, William Bradley, David R Tribble
Background: Infectious complications related to deployment trauma significantly contribute to the morbidity and mortality impacting wounded service members. The Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study (TIDOS) collects data on U.S. military personnel injured in Iraq and Afghanistan in an observational cohort study of infectious complications. Patients enrolled in TIDOS may also consent to follow-up through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We present data from the first 337 TIDOS enrollees to receive VA healthcare...
April 6, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657848/medial-subvastus-versus-the-medial-parapatellar-approach-for-total-knee-replacement-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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James R Berstock, James R Murray, Michael R Whitehouse, Ashley W Blom, Andrew D Beswick
Twenty randomized controlled trials comprising 1893 primary total knee replacements were included in this review.The subvastus approach conferred superior results for mean difference (MD) in time to regain an active straight leg raise (1.7 days, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.0 to 2.3), visual analogue score for pain on day one (0.8 points on a scale out of 10, 95% CI 0.2 to 1.4) and total range of knee movement at one week (7°, 95% CI 3.2 to 10.7). The subvastus approach also resulted in fewer lateral releases (odds ratio 0...
March 2018: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629402/the-short-term-impact-of-symptom-defined-copd-exacerbation-recovery-on-health-status-and-lung-function
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Lindsey T Murray, Nancy K Leidy
Background: This study examined the short-term effects of symptom-defined exacerbation recovery on health status and pulmonary function in moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Methods: Secondary analyses of pooled data from two 12-week Phase II international, randomized controlled trials using the EXA cerbations of C hronic Pulmonary Disease T ool (EXACT) to identify symptom-defined exacerbations were conducted. Recovery was categorized as recovered, unrecovered (persistent worsening), or censored...
January 24, 2018: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615005/improving-risk-prediction-accuracy-for-new-soldiers-in-the-u-s-army-by-adding-self-report-survey-data-to-administrative-data
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Samantha L Bernecker, Anthony J Rosellini, Matthew K Nock, Wai Tat Chiu, Peter M Gutierrez, Irving Hwang, Thomas E Joiner, James A Naifeh, Nancy A Sampson, Alan M Zaslavsky, Murray B Stein, Robert J Ursano, Ronald C Kessler
BACKGROUND: High rates of mental disorders, suicidality, and interpersonal violence early in the military career have raised interest in implementing preventive interventions with high-risk new enlistees. The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (STARRS) developed risk-targeting systems for these outcomes based on machine learning methods using administrative data predictors. However, administrative data omit many risk factors, raising the question whether risk targeting could be improved by adding self-report survey data to prediction models...
April 3, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608579/genome-wide-association-mapping-for-eyespot-disease-in-us-pacific-northwest-winter-wheat
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Megan J Lewien, Timothy D Murray, Kendra L Jernigan, Kimberly A Garland-Campbell, Arron H Carter
Eyespot, caused by the soil-borne necrotrophic fungi Oculimacula yallundae and O. acuformis, is a disease of major economic significance for wheat, barley and rye. Pacific Northwest (PNW) winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in areas of high rainfall and moderate winters is most vulnerable to infection. The objective of this research was to identify novel genomic regions associated with eyespot resistance in winter wheat adapted to the PNW. Two winter wheat panels of 469 and 399 lines were compiled for one of the first genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of eyespot resistance in US winter wheat germplasm...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605552/automated-structure-and-flow-measurement-a-promising-tool-in-nailfold-capillaroscopy
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Michael Berks, Graham Dinsdale, Andrea Murray, Tonia Moore, Joanne Manning, Chris Taylor, Ariane L Herrick
OBJECTIVES: Despite increasing interest in nailfold capillaroscopy, objective measures of capillary structure and blood flow have been little studied. We aimed to test the hypothesis that structural measurements, capillary flow, and a combined measure have the predictive power to separate patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) from those with primary Raynaud's phenomenon (PRP) and healthy controls (HC). METHODS: 50 patients with SSc, 12 with PRP, and 50 HC were imaged using a novel capillaroscopy system that generates high-quality nailfold images and provides fully-automated measurements of capillary structure and blood flow (capillary density, mean width, maximum width, shape score, derangement and mean flow velocity)...
March 29, 2018: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603886/raccoon-roundworm-baylisascaris-procyonis-as-an-occupational-hazard-2-use-of-personal-protective-equipment-and-infection-control-practices-among-raccoon-rehabilitators
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S G H Sapp, B Murray, E R Hoover, G T Green, M J Yabsley
Baylisascaris procyonis, the raccoon roundworm, is a zoonotic ascarid of importance to human and animal health. Wildlife rehabilitators who care for raccoons may be at an increased risk for exposure to the parasite, especially if proper precautions are not taken. In a wider effort to evaluate awareness regarding B. procyonis in the wildlife rehabilitation community, an online survey (38-39 questions) including questions about B. procyonis knowledge and attitudes was developed and administered to wildlife rehabilitators...
March 30, 2018: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603286/insights-into-the-different-effects-of-food-on-intestinal-secretion-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Victoria C Wilkinson-Smith, Giles Major, Lucy Ashleigh, Kathryn Murray, Caroline L Hoad, Luca Marciani, Penny A Gowland, Robin C Spiller
BACKGROUND: Plant foods may stimulate intestinal secretion through chemicals designed to deter herbivores, including lactucins in lettuce and rhein in rhubarb. This may increase ileostomy output and induce diarrhoea in people with intact bowels. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the effect of food on intestinal water content using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). DESIGN: A three period crossover trial of isocaloric meals in adults without bowel disorders...
March 30, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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