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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807021/serological-and-morphological-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features
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Yuhei Ito, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Reoto Takei, Maki Noyama, Fumiaki Tokioka, Keisuke Nishimura, Takashi Koyama, Kenji Notohara, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND: To identify the prognostic factors for survival in patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) who meet the serological domain of the IPAF criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 99 IPAF patients who met the serological domain and were hospitalised at the Respiratory Medicine Unit of Kurashiki Central Hospital from 1999 to 2015. The high-resolution computed tomography findings were usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP; n = 1), non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP; n = 63), NSIP with organizing pneumonia (OP) overlap (n = 15), and OP (n = 20)...
August 14, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805471/prolonged-release-oxycodone-and-naloxone-treatment-counteracts-opioid-induced-constipation-in-patients-with-severe-pain-compared-to-previous-analgesic-treatment
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Gineke Koopmans-Klein, Joeri Van Op den Bosch, Yvonne van Megen, Hans Prenen, Frank Huygen, Isabelle Mancini
OBJECTIVE: Treatment with prolonged-release oxycodone/naloxone (PR OXN) has been shown to improve opioid induced constipation (OIC) in constipated patients. This publication reports on a real-life observational study investigating the efficacy of PR OXN with regard to bowel function in patients switching to PR OXN from WHO-step 1, step 2 and step 3 opioids. METHODS: Patients with chronic pain experiencing insufficient pain relief and/or unacceptable side effects were switched to PR OXN and monitored in this observational study with respect to efficacy regarding bowel function and efficacy regarding pain relief in comparison with previous analgesic therapy...
August 14, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797458/nab-paclitaxel-based-induction-chemotherapy-with-or-without-cetuximab-for-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Douglas Adkins, Jessica Ley, Peter Oppelt, Tanya M Wildes, Hiram A Gay, Mackenzie Daly, Jason Rich, Randal C Paniello, Ryan Jackson, Patrik Pipkorn, Brian Nussenbaum, Kathryn Trinkaus, Wade Thorstad
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of incorporating cetuximab into induction chemotherapy in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective comparative analysis of two consecutive prospective phase II trials was performed: trial 1 with nab-paclitaxel/cisplatin/5-FU and cetuximab (APF-C; n=30) and trial 2 with APF (n=30). Patients were scheduled to receive chemoradiation therapy (CRT) with cisplatin. T2-4 classification oropharynx (OP)/larynx/hypopharynx SCC were included...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794136/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-prior-to-cardiac-surgery-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality
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Heerajnarain Bulluck, Raju Maiti, Bibhas Chakraborty, Luciano Candilio, Tim Clayton, Richard Evans, David P Jenkins, Shyam Kolvekar, Gudrun Kunst, Christopher Laing, Jennifer Nicholas, John Pepper, Derek M Yellon, Derek J Hausenloy
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether preoperative serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (sNGALpre-op) predicted postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalisation and 1-year cardiovascular and all-cause mortality following adult cardiac surgery. METHODS: This study was a post hoc analysis of the Effect of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Clinical Outcomes in Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery trial involving adult patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft...
August 9, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793827/kiwi-omnicup-handheld-vs-mityvac-m-style-conventional-vacuum-system-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Tal Weissbach, Nasreen Hag-Yahia, Michal Ovadia, Keren Tzadikevitch Geffen, Omer Weitzner, Tal Biron-Shental
INTRODUCTION: To improve choice of vacuum-assisted delivery (VAD) system, we compared outcomes of Kiwi handheld system and Mityvac M-style conventional system (both use disposable plastic cups). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study with data collection from electronic medical records. The study was conducted at a tertiary medical center, with approximately 7000 deliveries annually. Categorical and continuous variables were analyzed using chi-square test and t-test, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782829/the-participation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-fgf23-in-the-progression-of-osteoporosis-via-jak-stat-pathway
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Lijun Xu, Lixia Zhang, Huijuan Zhang, Zaigang Yang, Lei Qi, Yurong Wang, Shuxin Ren
Osteoporosis (OP) is a major skeletal disorder for the old man. The fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a phosphaturic hormone produced by osteoblasts and osteocytes. However, the regulatory mechanisms of FGF23 in the progression of osteoporosis remain poorly understood. This study aims to explore the downstream regulating pathway of FGF23 in postmenopausal osteoporosis. The rat model of osteoporosis was established through ovariectomy (OVX). The investigation demonstrated that the serum levels of FGF23 and the phosphorylation levels of JAK2, STAT1 and STAT3 were up-regulated in the OVX + NVP-BGJ398 group while were down-regulated in the OVX + Anti-FGF23 group than that in the OVX group...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776523/screening-of-health-care-workers-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Anand Bimari Janagond, Vithiya Ganesan, G S Vijay Kumar, Arunagiri Ramesh, Prem Anand, M Mariappan
BACKGROUND: Health-care workers (HCWs) are at increased risk of acquiring tuberculosis (TB) than the general population. While national-level data on the burden of TB in general population is available from reliable sources, nationally representative data on latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) burden in HCWs in the high burden countries is lacking. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out to assess the risk of TB infection among HCWs who directly engage in medical duties...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773076/a-study-on-thermal-and-nanomechanical-performance-of-cellulose-nanomaterials-cns
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Nadir Yildirim, Stephen Shaler
Wood-based cellulose nanomaterials (CNs) (specifically, cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs)) are environmentally sourced low-impact materials with remarkable thermal, mechanical, and physical properties. This uniqueness makes them great candidates for creating nanocomposite materials with a wide range of attributes. Investigating the morphological, thermal, and nanomechanical properties of CNs becomes crucial to intelligent development of novel composite materials. An atomic force microscope equipped with a nanoindenter was used to investigate the compression modulus of CNFs and CNCs using two analytical approaches (denoted as Oliver Pharr (OP) and Fused Silica (FS))...
June 28, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771973/trends-and-determinants-of-osteoporosis-treatment-and-screening-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-compared-to-osteoarthritis
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Gulsen Ozen, Diane L Kamen, Ted R Mikuls, Bryant R England, Frederick Wolfe, Kaleb Michaud
OBJECTIVE: To profile osteoporosis (OP) care in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the past decade. METHODS: Patients with RA or osteoarthritis (OA) were followed from 2003 through 2014. OP care was defined as receipt of OP treatment (with exception of calcium/vitamin D) or screening (OPTS). Adjusted trends over follow-up, and the factors associated with OP care were examined using the multivariable Cox proportional hazards. RESULTS: OPTS was reported in 67...
August 3, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767626/a-detailed-comparative-analysis-of-anterior-versus-posterior-approach-to-lenke-5c-curves
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Firoz Miyanji, Luigi A Nasto, Tracey Bastrom, Amer F Samdani, Burt Yaszay, David Clements, Suken A Shah, Baron Lonner, Randal R Betz, Harry L Shufflebarger, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To prospectively compare radiographic, perioperative and functional outcomes between anterior spinal instrumented fusion (ASIF) and posterior spinal instrumented fusion (PSIF) in Lenke 5C curves. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Historically, ASIF has been the treatment of choice for treatment of thoracolumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). More recently, PSIF has gained popularity for its ease, versatility and amount of correction achieved...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766012/organizing-pneumonia-and-occupational-and-environmental-risk-factors-a-case-control-study
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Stéphanie Jobard, Benjamin Chaigne, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Gérard Lasfargues, Elisabeth Diot
OBJECTIVES: A single-center case-control study was carried out to investigate the relationship between occupational and environmental exposure and organizing pneumonia (OP). METHODS: Thirty-seven cases of OP, including 25 cases of cryptogenic OP, and 111 controls were included. Occupational exposure was assessed retrospectively by an industrial hygienist and an occupational physician, through semi-quantitative estimates of exposure. An exposure score was calculated for each subject, based on probability, intensity, daily frequency, and duration of exposure for each period of employment...
August 1, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765846/enhanced-enzymatic-activity-from-phosphotriesterase-trimer-gold-nanoparticle-bioconjugates-for-pesticide-detection
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John A Hondred, Joyce C Breger, Nate T Garland, Eunkeu Oh, Kimihiro Susumu, Scott A Walper, Igor L Medintz, Jonathan C Claussen
The rapid detection of organophosphates (OPs), a class of strong neurotoxins, is critically important for monitoring acute insecticide exposure and potential chemical warfare agent use. Herein, we improve the enzymatic activity of a phosphotriesterase trimer (PTE3), an enzyme that selectively recognizes OPs directly, by conjugation with distinctly sized (i.e., 5, 10, and 20 nm diameter) gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). The number of enzymes immobilized on the AuNP was controlled by conjugating increasing molar ratios of PTE3 onto the AuNP surface via metal affinity coordination...
August 2, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765797/radiographic-analysis-of-cervical-and-spinal-alignment-in-multilevel-acdf-with-lordotic-interbody-device
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Yoshihiro Katsuura, Alex Lemons, Eileen Lorenz, Rachel Swafford, James Osborn, Garrick Cason
BACKGROUND: Restoration and maintenance of cervical lordosis is an important clinical parameter in spine surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which a multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF: greater than 3 levels) procedure restores cervical lordosis and the affect of increasing lordosis on sagittal vertical axis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective radiographic analysis of 69 patients who underwent multilevel ACDF by 2 surgeons between 2013 and 2014...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765796/the-effects-of-topical-vancomycin-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-more-may-not-be-better
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Stacey Chu, Nita Chen, Alexis B C Dang, Alfred C Kuo, Alan B C Dang
BACKGROUND: The use of topical vancomycin is increasingly popular in spine surgery. Large retrospective reviews suggest that topical vancomycin provides a cost-effective decrease in post-operative infection. Currently, there is little that is known about the maximum dose that can be applied locally. When 1 gram of vancomycin is mixed into the bone graft and another 1 gram applied freely in a spine wound, the local concentration of antibiotic ranges from 260-2900 μg/mL in the immediate post-op period and 50-730 μg/mL by the second post-operative day...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764675/the-role-of-cognitive-stimulation-at-home-in-low-income-preschoolers-nutrition-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index
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Saskia Op den Bosch, Helena Duch
BACKGROUND: Early childhood obesity disproportionately affects children of low socioeconomic status. Children attending Head Start are reported to have an obesity rate of 17.9%.This longitudinal study aimed to understand the relationship between cognitive stimulation at home and intake of junk food, physical activity and body size, for a nationally representative sample of 3- and 4-year old children entering Head Start. METHODS: We used The Family and Child Experiences Survey 2006...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763739/risk-of-malignancy-on-suspicion-of-polyps-in-menopausal-women
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Sandra Bel, Camille Billard, Julien Godet, Victor Viviani, Cherif Akladios, Aline Host, Emilie Faller, Thomas Boisrame, Michel Hummel, Jean-Jacques Baldauf, Lise Lecointre, Olivier Garbin
Improved performances in gynaecological ultrasonography have enabled an increasing number of often asymptomatic endometrial polyps to be detected. Most of these polyps are removed surgically, as a precautionary measure, so as not to miss a case of endometrial cancer. Nonetheless, this management strategy is based solely on the sonographer's judgement and a number of these operations, which are probably of no benefit, could be avoided. In order to do so, risk factors for malignancy need to be identified. OBJECTIVE: Estimate the prevalence of lesions in menopausal patients with a pre-operative diagnosis of endometrial polyp...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762937/-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications-and-geriatric-syndromes-among-elderly-women
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V N Larina, N K Runikhina, B Y Bart, I I Chukaeva, D G Karpenko
AIM: to assess the prevalence of some geriatric syndromes and their association with high risk of cardiovascular complications (RCVC) among elderly women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 72 women aged 69-77 years with cardiovascular diseases. Examination included laboratory and echocardiography assessment, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, 6-min walk test, assessment of psycho-emotional status using Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE) questionnaire. Frailty was defined as three or more of the following: weight loss, low physical activity levels, MMSE less or equal 23 points, weakness (chair stand test>10 sec), history of multiple falls...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758346/direct-detection-and-characterization-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-in-east-africa-using-a-field-ready-real-time-pcr-platform
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E L A Howson, B Armson, N A Lyons, E Chepkwony, C J Kasanga, S Kandusi, N Ndusilo, W Yamazaki, D Gizaw, S Cleaveland, T Lembo, R Rauh, W M Nelson, B A Wood, V Mioulet, D P King, V L Fowler
Effective control and monitoring of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) relies upon rapid and accurate disease confirmation. Currently, clinical samples are usually tested in reference laboratories using standardized assays recommended by The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). However, the requirements for prompt and serotype-specific diagnosis during FMD outbreaks, and the need to establish robust laboratory testing capacity in FMD-endemic countries have motivated the development of simple diagnostic platforms to support local decision-making...
July 30, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758134/polymorphism-rs2073618-of-the-tnfrsf11b-opg-gene-and-bone-mineral-density-in-mexican-women-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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C A Nava-Valdivia, A M Saldaña-Cruz, E G Corona-Sanchez, J D Murillo-Vazquez, M C Moran-Moguel, M Salazar-Paramo, E E Perez-Guerrero, M L Vazquez-Villegas, D Bonilla-Lara, A D Rocha-Muñoz, B T Martín-Marquez, F Sandoval-Garcia, E A Martínez-García, N S Fajardo-Robledo, J M Ponce-Guarneros, M Ramirez-Villafaña, M F Alcaraz-Lopez, L Gonzalez-Lopez, J I Gamez-Nava
Osteoporosis (OP) is highly prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is influenced by genetic factors. Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2073618 in the TNFRSF11B osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene has been related to postmenopausal OP although, to date, no information has been described concerning whether this polymorphism is implied in abnormalities of bone mineral density (BMD) in RA. We evaluated, in a case-control study performed in Mexican-Mestizo women with RA, whether SNP rs2073618 in the TNFRSF11B gene is associated with a decrease in BMD...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756513/the-natural-history-of-perforated-foregut-ulcers-after-repair-by-omental-patching-or-primary-closure
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D Smith, M Roeser, J Naranjo, J A Carr
BACKGROUND: The treatment of perforated foregut ulcers by omental patching (OP) or primary closure has mostly replaced vagotomy and pyloroplasty/antrectomy (VPA). We sought to determine the natural history and recurrence rate of ulceration in patients treated by omental patching or primary closure. STUDY DESIGN: An 11-year retrospective study. RESULTS: From 2004 through 2015, 94 patients had perforated foregut ulcers, 53 gastric, and 41 duodenal...
July 29, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
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