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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430619/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neurological-deterioration-following-acute-cerebral-hemorrhage
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Simona Lattanzi, Claudia Cagnetti, Leandro Provinciali, Mauro Silvestrini
Immunity plays key roles in pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of the study was to determine whether the peripheral leukocyte count and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicted neurological deterioration (ND) after ICH. We identified consecutive patients with ICH who had blood sampling performed within 24 hours from symptom's onset. Total white blood cells (WBC), absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) were retrieved, and the NLR computed as the ratio of the ANC to ALC values...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428869/rapid-maximum-likelihood-ancestral-state-reconstruction-of-continuous-characters-a-rerooting-free-algorithm
#2
Eric W Goolsby
Ancestral state reconstruction is a method used to study the evolutionary trajectories of quantitative characters on phylogenies. Although efficient methods for univariate ancestral state reconstruction under a Brownian motion model have been described for at least 25 years, to date no generalization has been described to allow more complex evolutionary models, such as multivariate trait evolution, non-Brownian models, missing data, and within-species variation. Furthermore, even for simple univariate Brownian motion models, most phylogenetic comparative R packages compute ancestral states via inefficient tree rerooting and full tree traversals at each tree node, making ancestral state reconstruction extremely time-consuming for large phylogenies...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420863/changes-of-systemic-immune-response-after-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-sabr-first-results-of-a-prospective-study-in-early-lung-cancer-patients
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Jacek Rutkowski, Tomasz Ślebioda, Zbigniew Kmieć, Renata Zaucha
INTRODUCTION    Among all lung tumors non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common. Conventional conservative treatment in medically inoperable patients with early stage NSCLC has a poor outcome. To improve treatment efficacy stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has been developed to enable the delivery of high-dose radiation to the tumor.  OBJECTIVES    This prospective study was conducted to confirm the hypothesis that a sudden death of cancer cells after SABR may lead to systemic immune response changes...
April 18, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419480/characterization-of-neutropenia-in-advanced-cancer-patients-following-palbociclib-treatment-using-a-population-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling-and-simulation-approach
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Wan Sun, Peter J O'Dwyer, Richard S Finn, Ana Ruiz-Garcia, Geoffrey I Shapiro, Gary K Schwartz, Angela DeMichele, Diane Wang
Neutropenia is the most commonly reported hematologic toxicity following treatment with palbociclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor approved for metastatic breast cancer. Using data from 185 advanced cancer patients receiving palbociclib in 3 clinical trials, a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model was developed to describe the time course of absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and quantify the exposure-response relationship for neutropenia. These analyses help in understanding neutropenia associated with palbociclib and its comparison with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413792/epedimiologic-clinical-profile-and-factors-affecting-the-outcome-in-febrile-neutropenia
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Kalpathi Krishnamani, Linga Vijay Gandhi, Gundeti Sadashivudu, Digumarti Raghunadharao
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is common in cancer patients particularly hematologic malignancies due to intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy. It is an important cause of morbidity, mortality and treatment delays. The risk is greater in patients with ANC < 500/ mm3 and increases dramatically in those with ANC < 100/ mm3 and duration of neutropenia more than 1 week. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, demographic characteristics, clinical profile, mortality, outcome and factors affecting the outcome in patients with febrile neutropenia (FN) admitted at our Center between January 2011 and November 2012...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408543/determinants-of-institutional-delivery-among-young-married-women-in-nepal-evidence-from-the-nepal-demographic-and-health-survey-2011
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Asm Shahabuddin, Vincent De Brouwere, Ramesh Adhikari, Alexandre Delamou, Azucena Bardaj, Therese Delvaux
OBJECTIVES: To identify the determinants of institutional delivery among young married women in Nepal. DESIGN: Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) data sets 2011 were analysed. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed using a subset of 1662 ever-married young women (aged 15-24 years). OUTCOME MEASURE: Place of delivery. RESULTS: The rate of institutional delivery among young married women was 46%, which is higher than the national average (35%) among all women of reproductive age...
April 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403824/using-a-quality-improvement-model-to-enhance-providers-performance-in-maternal-and-newborn-health-care-a-post-only-intervention-and-comparison-design
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Firew Ayalew, Gizachew Eyassu, Negash Seyoum, Jos van Roosmalen, Eva Bazant, Young Mi Kim, Alemnesh Tekleberhan, Hannah Gibson, Ephrem Daniel, Jelle Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: The Standards Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R(©)) approach to quality improvement has been implemented in Ethiopia to strengthen routine maternal and newborn health (MNH) services. This evaluation assessed the effect of the intervention on MNH providers' performance of routine antenatal care (ANC), uncomplicated labor and delivery and immediate postnatal care (PNC) services. METHODS: A post-only evaluation design was conducted at three hospitals and eight health centers implementing SBM-R and the same number of comparison health facilities...
April 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399509/intimate-partner-violence-among-pregnant-women-in-rwanda-its-associated-risk-factors-and-relationship-to-anc-services-attendance-a-population-based-study
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Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa, Ingrid Mogren, Joseph Ntaganira, Gunilla Krantz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of four forms of intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Rwandan women, associated sociodemographic and psychosocial factors and relationship to antenatal care service usage. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional population-based study conducted in the Northern province of Rwanda and in Kigali city. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTINGS: A total of 921 women who gave birth within the past 13 months were included...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395440/-prognostic-significance-of-blood-count-at-the-time-of-achieving-morphologic-leukemia-free-state-in-adults-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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X Ren, T Zhao, J Wang, H H Zhu, H Jiang, J S Jia, S M Yang, B Jiang, D B Wang, X J Huang, Q Jiang
Objective: To explore prognostic significance of blood count at the time of achieving first morphologic leukemia-free state[complete remission (CR, ANC ≥1×10(9)/L and PLT ≥100×10(9)/L) , CR with incomplete PLT recovery (CRp) and CR with incomplete ANC and PLT recovery (CRi) ]in adult patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) . Methods: From January 2008 to February 2016, data of consecutive newly-diagnosed AML (non-APL) adults who received continuous chemotherapy in our hospital were analyzed retrospectively...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394771/tau-pet-binding-distinguishes-patients-with-early-stage-posterior-cortical-atrophy-from-amnestic-alzheimer-disease-dementia
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Gregory S Day, Brian A Gordon, Kelley Jackson, Jon J Christensen, Maria Rosana Ponisio, Yi Su, Beau M Ances, Tammie L S Benzinger, John C Morris
BACKGROUND: Flortaucipir (tau) positron emission tomography (PET) binding distinguishes individuals with clinically well-established posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) due to Alzheimer disease (AD) from cognitively normal (CN) controls. However, it is not known whether tau-PET binding patterns differentiate individuals with PCA from those with amnestic AD, particularly early in the symptomatic stages of disease. METHODS: Flortaucipir and florbetapir (β-amyloid) PET imaging were performed in individuals with early-stage PCA (N=5), amnestic AD dementia (N=22), and CN controls (N=47)...
April 7, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389355/antifungal-activity-and-cytotoxicity-of-extracts-and-triterpenoid-saponins-obtained-from-the-aerial-parts-of-anagallis-arvensis-l
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José R Soberón, Melina A Sgariglia, Ana C Pastoriza, Estela M Soruco, Sebastián N Jäger, Guillermo R Labadie, Diego A Sampietro, Marta A Vattuone
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anagallis arvensis L. (Primulaceae) is used in argentinean northwestern traditional medicine to treat fungal infections. We are reporting the isolation and identification of compounds with antifungal activity against human pathogenic yeast Candida albicans, and toxicity evaluation. AIM OF THE STUDY: to study the antifungal activity of extracts and purified compounds obtained form A. arvensis aerial parts, alone and in combinations with fluconazole (FLU), and to study the toxicity of the active compounds...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388879/high-sero-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infections-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-at-temeke-municipal-health-facilities-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joel Manyahi, Yohannes Msigwa, Francis Mhimbira, Mtebe Majigo
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in pregnancy is associated with direct effect of pregnancy and potential viral transmission from mother to newborn. In Tanzania very little in known on prevalence of HBV infection and their associated factors among pregnant women in lower health facilities. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of HBsAg, HIV and HBV-HIV co-infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam...
April 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385169/improved-functional-outcome-after-hip-fracture-is-associated-with-duration-of-rehabilitation-but-not-with-waiting-time-for-rehabilitation
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Tonny Jaeger Pedersen, Louise Nicole Bie Bogh, Jens Martin Lauritsen
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between "waiting time to onset of municipal rehabilitation", "length of municipal rehabilitation" and the attained level of function four months after the hip fracture. METHODS: Among a consecutive series of 156 patients, the 116 patients who were recommended a municipal rehabilitation sequence after discharge were included. The expos-ures were waiting time in days and duration in hours of the municipal rehabilitation...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381214/rubella-seroprevalence-and-real-time-pcr-detection-of-rubv-among-congolese-pregnant-women
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Josue Zanga, Makola Kennedy Mbanzulu, Arnold-Freddy Kabasele, Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Dimosi Roger Wumba
BACKGROUND: Rubella is an acute infectious disease caused by Rubella virus (RUBV). RUBV remains an important pathogen worldwide, causing approximately 100 000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) every year; and the most severe consequence of rubella is teratogenicity. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of RUBV IgG antibodies and determine RUBV genotypes in Congolese pregnant women in Kongo central province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study that consisted of a laboratory analysis of blood samples from 78 pregnant women to check for the presence of RUBV IgG antibodies, and also determine RUBV genotypes in seropositive samples (using primers targeting RUBV nucleoprotein), with the use of serological and molecular methods, respectively...
April 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372540/determinant-factors-of-home-delivery-among-women-in-northern-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Resom Tsegay, Alemseged Aregay, Kalayu Kidanu, Mussie Alemayehu, Gebrezigabiher Yohannes
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality remains a major challenge to health systems worldwide. Although most pregnancies and births are uneventful, approximately 15% of all pregnant women develop potentially life-threatening complications. Home delivery in this context can be acutely threatening, particularly in developing countries where emergency care and transportation are less available. This study identifies factors associated with home delivery in Tanqua-Abergele District, Tigray, northern Ethiopia...
April 4, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362869/high-prevalence-of-curable-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-pregnant-women-in-a-rural-county-hospital-in-kilifi-kenya
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Simon Chengo Masha, Elizabeth Wahome, Mario Vaneechoutte, Piet Cools, Tania Crucitti, Eduard J Sanders
BACKGROUND: Women attending antenatal care (ANC) in resource-limited countries are frequently screened for syphilis and HIV, but rarely for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We assessed the prevalence of curable STIs, defined as infection with either Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Trichomonas vaginalis, from July to September 2015. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, women attending ANC at the Kilifi County Hospital, Kenya, had a urine sample tested for C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350351/assembly-of-iron-oxide-nanocubes-for-enhanced-cancer-hyperthermia-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Minjung Cho, Antonio Cervadoro, Maricela R Ramirez, Cinzia Stigliano, Audrius Brazdeikis, Vicki L Colvin, Pierluigi Civera, Jaehong Key, Paolo Decuzzi
Multiple formulations of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have been proposed for enhancing contrast in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and for increasing efficacy in thermal ablation therapies. However, insufficient accumulation at the disease site and low magnetic performance hamper the clinical application of IONPs. Here, 20 nm iron oxide nanocubes were assembled into larger nanoconstructs externally stabilized by a serum albumin coating. The resulting assemblies of nanocubes (ANCs) had an average diameter of 100 nm and exhibited transverse relaxivity (r₂ = 678...
March 28, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348986/a-cross-sectional-study-of-migrant-women-with-reference-to-their-antenatal-care-services-utilization-and-delivery-practices-in-an-urban-slum-of-mumbai
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Vijay Loknath Badge, Minal Pandey, Mridula J Solanki, Ratnendra Ramesh Shinde
INTRODUCTION: Migrant is a vulnerable population. They face several barriers in accessing health services. The immigration status presents various challenges for maternity services utilization. So this study was conducted (1) to estimate proportion of women utilizing full ANC package and to find out reasons for its nonutilization (2) to estimate the proportion of institutional deliveries and reasons for home deliveries. METHODS: A cross-sectional community based study was conducted among migrant women in reproductive age group in an urban slum...
October 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347281/a-structural-equation-analysis-on-the-relationship-between-maternal-health-services-utilization-and-newborn-health-outcomes-a-cross-sectional-study-in-eastern-uganda
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Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Robert Wamala, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Moses Tetui, Suzanne N Kiwanuka, Peter Waiswa, Leonard K Atuhaire
BACKGROUND: Neonatal and maternal health services have a bearing on neonatal mortality. Direct and indirect factors affecting neonatal health outcomes therefore require understanding to enable well-targeted interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the interrelationship between newborn health outcomes and maternal service utilization factors. METHODS: We investigated maternal health utilization factors using health facility delivery and at least four Antenatal Care (ANC) visits; and newborn health outcomes using newborn death and low birth weight (LBW)...
March 27, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346497/determinants-of-infant-nutritional-status-in-dabat-district-north-gondar-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Amarech Asratie Wubante
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is the top cause of global burden of disease, disability and mortality among infants. Over two-thirds of deaths of children globally occur during the first year of life (infancy). Malnutrition among infants is substantially high in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study is aimed to assess determinants of infant nutritional status. METHODS: A community based nested case-control study was conducted from February to June 2013 in Dabat district. A total of 80 cases and 320 controls (1:4 ratios) were studied...
2017: PloS One
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