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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227640/hardness-map-of-human-meta-tarsals-and-phalanges-of-toes
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Irfan Manarvi, Irfan Manarvi, Irfan Manarvi
Predicting location of fracture in human bones has been a keen area of research for the past few decades. A variety of tests for hardness, deformation and strain field measurement have been conducted in the past; but considered insufficient due to various limitations. Researchers therefore have proposed further studies due to inaccuracies in measurement methods, testing machines and experimental errors. Advancement and availability of hardware, measuring instrumentation and testing machines can now provide remedies to these limitations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226201/genomewide-association-study-of-alcohol-dependence-identifies-risk-loci-altering-ethanol-response-behaviors-in-model-organisms
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Amy E Adkins, Laura M Hack, Tim B Bigdeli, Vernell S Williamson, G Omari McMichael, Mohammed Mamdani, Alexis Edwards, Fazil Aliev, Robin F Chan, Poonam Bhandari, Richard C Raabe, Joseph T Alaimo, GinaMari G Blackwell, Arden A Moscati, Ryan S Poland, Benjamin Rood, Diana G Patterson, Dermot Walsh, John B Whitfield, Gu Zhu, Grant W Montgomery, Anjali K Henders, Nicholas G Martin, Andrew C Heath, Pamela A F Madden, Josef Frank, Monika Ridinger, Norbert Wodarz, Michael Soyka, Peter Zill, Marcus Ising, Markus M Nöthen, Falk Kiefer, Marcella Rietschel, Joel Gelernter, Richard Sherva, Ryan Koesterer, Laura Almasy, Hongyu Zhao, Henry R Kranzler, Lindsay A Farrer, Brion S Maher, Carol A Prescott, Danielle M Dick, Silviu A Bacanu, Laura D Mathies, Andrew G Davies, Vladimir I Vladimirov, Mike Grotewiel, M Scott Bowers, Jill C Bettinger, Bradley T Webb, Michael F Miles, Kenneth S Kendler, Brien P Riley
BACKGROUND: Alcohol Dependence (AD) shows evidence for genetic liability, but genes influencing risk remain largely unidentified. METHODS: We conducted a genomewide association study in 706 related AD cases and 1748 unscreened population controls from Ireland. We sought replication in 15,496 samples of European descent. We used model organisms to assess the role of orthologous genes in ethanol response behaviors. We tested one primate-specific gene for expression differences in case/control post-mortem brain tissue...
February 22, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226200/effectiveness-of-group-based-self-management-education-for-individuals-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analyses-and-meta-regression
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K Odgers-Jewell, L E Ball, J T Kelly, E A Isenring, D P Reidlinger, R Thomas
AIMS: Patient education for the management of Type 2 diabetes can be delivered in various forms, with the goal of promoting and supporting positive self-management behaviours. This systematic review aimed to determine the effectiveness of group-based interventions compared with individual interventions or usual care for improving clinical, lifestyle and psychosocial outcomes in people with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Six electronic databases were searched. Group-based education programmes for adults with Type 2 diabetes that measured HbA1c and followed participants for ≥ 6 months were included...
February 22, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226060/nonpharmacological-interventions-to-improve-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-an-integrative-review
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Daniela Reuter do Amaral, Marina Bertelli Rossi, Camila Takao Lopes, Juliana de Lima Lopes
Objective: to identify articles that assessed the effectiveness or efficacy of nonpharmacological interventions to improve quality of life of people with heart failure in the literature. Method: an integrative literature review was performed in Lilacs, MedLine and SciELO databases, including randomized or nonrandomized clinical trials and quasi-experimental studies published between 2003 and 2014, in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Results: twenty-three studies were included...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226034/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Hu, Zuoliang Liu, Hao Zhang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits and risks of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with chronic kidney disease. A systematic search of articles in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists was performed to find relevant literature. All eligible studies assessed proteinuria, the serum creatinine clearance rate, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, or the occurrence of end-stage renal disease. Standard mean differences with 95% confidence intervals for continuous data were used to estimate the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on renal function, as reflected by the serum creatinine clearance rate, proteinuria, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, and relative risk...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225769/management-of-vesicovaginal-fistulas-vvfs-in-women-following-benign-gynaecologic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Barbara Bodner-Adler, Engelbert Hanzal, Eleonore Pablik, Heinz Koelbl, Klaus Bodner
BACKGROUND: Vesicovaginal fistulas (VVF) are the most commonly acquired fistulas of the urinary tract, but we lack a standardized algorithm for their management. Surgery is the most commonly preferred approach to treat women with primary VVF following benign gynaecologic surgery. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of operative techniques or conservative treatment for patients with postsurgical VVF. Our secondary objective was to define the surgical time and determine the types of study designs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225743/damage-control-resuscitation-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-hemorrhage-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
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Jeremy W Cannon, Mansoor A Khan, Ali S Raja, Mitchell J Cohen, John J Como, Bryan A Cotton, Joseph J Dubose, Erin E Fox, Kenji Inaba, Carlos J Rodriguez, John B Holcomb, Juan C Duchesne
BACKGROUND: The resuscitation of severely injured bleeding patients has evolved into a multi-modal strategy termed damage control resuscitation (DCR). This guideline evaluates several aspects of DCR including the role of massive transfusion (MT) protocols, the optimal target ratio of plasma (PLAS) and platelets (PLT) to red blood cells (RBC) during DCR, and the role of recombinant activated factor VII (rVIIa) and tranexamic acid (TXA). METHODS: Using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology, a subcommittee of the Practice Management Guidelines (PMG) Section of EAST conducted a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225501/the-effect-of-induction-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-who-received-chemoradiotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hui Luo, Xinshuang Yu, Ning Liang, Jian Xie, Guodong Deng, Qiqi Liu, Jingxin Zhang, Jiandong Zhang, Hong Ge
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and toxicity of induction chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with locally advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unclear, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers to quantitatively evaluate the potential benefit of induction chemotherapy. METHODS: Eligible studies of induction chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy were retrieved through extensive searches of the PubMed, Science Direct, Embase, and Cochrane library databases from 1994 to 2015...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225484/association-between-erbb4-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Yanguo Feng, Dejun Cheng, Chaofeng Zhang, Yuchun Li, Zhiying Zhang, Juan Wang, Xiao Feng
BACKGROUND: Accumulating studies have reported inconsistent association between ErbB4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and predisposition to schizophrenia. To better interpret this issue, here we conducted a meta-analysis using published case-control studies. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of MEDLINE (Pubmed), Embase (Ovid), Web of Science (Thomson-Reuters) to identify relevant references. The association between ErbB4 SNPs and schizophrenia was assessed by odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225220/efficacy-of-ruscus-extract-hmc-and-vitamin-c-constituents-of-cyclo-3-fort%C3%A2-on-improving-individual-venous-symptoms-and-edema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials
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Stavros K Kakkos, François A Allaert
INTRODUCTION: Venoactive drugs (VADs) are considered an important component of the medical (conservative) treatment of chronic venous disorders (CVDs). However, the efficacy of certain VADs on one or more individual leg symptoms may have not been extensively studied to justify a high level or grade of recommendation in guidelines on CVD. The aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to study the effectiveness of VADs containing Ruscus across the spectrum of defined venous symptoms...
April 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225210/prophylactic-drug-management-for-febrile-seizures-in-children
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REVIEW
Martin Offringa, Richard Newton, Martinus A Cozijnsen, Sarah J Nevitt
BACKGROUND: Febrile seizures occurring in a child older than one month during an episode of fever affect 2% to 4% of children in Great Britain and the United States and recur in 30%. Rapid-acting antiepileptics and antipyretics given during subsequent fever episodes have been used to avoid the adverse effects of continuous antiepileptic drugs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate primarily the effectiveness and safety of antiepileptic and antipyretic drugs used prophylactically to treat children with febrile seizures; but also to evaluate any other drug intervention where there was a sound biological rationale for its use...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225198/adjunctive-steroid-therapy-versus-antibiotics-alone-for-acute-endophthalmitis-after-intraocular-procedure
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REVIEW
Carole H Kim, Monica F Chen, Anne L Coleman
BACKGROUND: Endophthalmitis refers to severe infection within the eye that involves the aqueous humor or vitreous humor, or both, and threatens vision. Most cases of endophthalmitis are exogenous (i.e. due to inoculation of organisms from an outside source), and most exogenous endophthalmitis is acute and occurs after an intraocular procedure. The mainstay of treatment is emergent administration of broad-spectrum intravitreous antibiotics. Due to their anti-inflammatory effects, steroids in conjunction with antibiotics have been proposed to be beneficial in endophthalmitis management...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225055/alcoholic-beverage-preference-and-diabetes-incidence-across-europe-the-consortium-on-health-and-ageing-network-of-cohorts-in-europe-and-the-united-states-chances-project
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D Sluik, N Jankovic, M Hughes, M G O'Doherty, B Schöttker, W Drygas, O Rolandsson, S Männistö, J M Ordóñez-Mena, J Ferrieres, C Bamia, G de Gaetano, J C Kiefte-De Jong, O H Franco, I Sluijs, A M W Spijkerman, S Sans, S Eriksson, D Kromhout, A Trichopoulou, T Wilsgaard, H Brenner, K Kuulasmaa, T Laatikainen, S Söderberg, L Iacoviello, P Boffetta, F Kee, E J M Feskens
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: It is unknown if wine, beer and spirit intake lead to a similar association with diabetes. We studied the association between alcoholic beverage preference and type 2 diabetes incidence in persons who reported to consume alcohol. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Ten European cohort studies from the Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States were included, comprising participant data of 62 458 adults who reported alcohol consumption at baseline...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225053/genetically-predicted-milk-consumption-and-bone-health-ischemic-heart-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Q Yang, S L Lin, S L Au Yeung, M K Kwok, L Xu, G M Leung, C M Schooling
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Milk provides protein and micronutrients, and is recommended by some dietary guidelines, particularly for bone health. Meta-analysis of small randomized controlled trials suggests that milk may increase bone mineral density, but they are very heterogeneous. No randomized controlled trial has assessed the effects of milk on major chronic diseases. Previous Mendelian randomization studies of milk did not consider bone health, found no effects on ischemic heart disease (IHD) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) but higher body mass index...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224759/genomic-variants-at-20p11-associated-with-body-fat-mass-in-the-european-population
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Yu-Fang Pei, Hai-Gang Ren, Lu Liu, Xiao Li, Chen Fang, Yun Huang, Wen-Zhu Hu, Wei-Wen Kong, An-Ping Feng, Xin-Yi You, Wen Zhao, Hui Shen, Qing Tian, Yong-Hong Zhang, Hong-Wen Deng, Lei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Body fat mass (BFM) is more homogeneous and accurate than body total mass in measuring obesity but has rarely been studied. Aiming to uncover the genetic basis of fat-induced obesity, a genome-wide association meta-analysis of BFM, after adjustment by body lean mass, was performed in the European population. METHODS: Three samples of European ancestry were included in the meta-analysis: the Framingham Heart Study (N = 6,004), the Kansas City osteoporosis study (N = 2,207), and the Omaha osteoporosis study (N = 968)...
February 22, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224735/genetic-risk-variants-for-social-anxiety
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Murray B Stein, Chia-Yen Chen, Sonia Jain, Kevin P Jensen, Feng He, Steven G Heeringa, Ronald C Kessler, Adam Maihofer, Matthew K Nock, Stephan Ripke, Xiaoying Sun, Michael L Thomas, Robert J Ursano, Jordan W Smoller, Joel Gelernter
Social anxiety is a neurobehavioral trait characterized by fear and reticence in social situations. Twin studies have shown that social anxiety has a heritable basis, shared with neuroticism and extraversion, but genetic studies have yet to demonstrate robust risk variants. We conducted genomewide association analysis (GWAS) of subjects within the Army Study To Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) to (i) determine SNP-based heritability of social anxiety; (ii) discern genetic risk loci for social anxiety; and (iii) determine shared genetic risk with neuroticism and extraversion...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224658/predictive-meta-regressions-relating-mercury-tissue-concentrations-of-freshwater-piscivorous-mammals
#17
Kristin M Eccles, Philippe J Thomas, Hing Man Chan
Mercury (Hg) is a pollutant of global concern. Sentinel species, such as river otter (Lontra canadensis) and mink (Neovison vison), are often used to monitor environmental concentrations in freshwater ecosystems. Tissue total Hg (THg) concentrations are frequently used as biomarkers of exposure. However, there is no comprehensive model relating Hg tissue concentrations in different tissues, making inter-study comparisons challenging. Our objective was to establish conversion factors relating fur, brain, liver, kidney, and muscle THg concentrations using mean concentrations and standard errors reported in the literature...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224622/slc2a3-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-duplication-influence-cognitive-processing-and-population-specific-risk-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Sören Merker, Andreas Reif, Georg C Ziegler, Heike Weber, Ute Mayer, Ann-Christine Ehlis, Annette Conzelmann, Stefan Johansson, Clemens Müller-Reible, Indrajit Nanda, Thomas Haaf, Reinhard Ullmann, Marcel Romanos, Andreas J Fallgatter, Paul Pauli, Tatyana Strekalova, Charline Jansch, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Jan Haavik, Marta Ribasés, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Jan K Buitelaar, Barbara Franke, Klaus-Peter Lesch
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder with profound cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments with persistence across the life cycle. Our initial genome-wide screening approach for copy number variants (CNVs) in ADHD implicated a duplication of SLC2A3, encoding glucose transporter-3 (GLUT3). GLUT3 plays a critical role in cerebral glucose metabolism, providing energy for the activity of neurons, which, in turn, moderates the excitatory-inhibitory balance impacting both brain development and activity-dependent neural plasticity...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224416/the-role-of-nm23-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Wei Han, Jun Ma, Fang Cao, Cong Zhang, Rong Zhu, Yong-Wei Hu, Min-Bin Chen, Hou-Zhong Ding
This meta-analysis was carried out to evaluate the relationship between NM23 expression and the prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer. We searched PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science for relevant articles. The pooled odd ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95%CI were calculated to evaluate the prognostic value of NM23 expression in patients with colorectal cancer, and the association between NM23 expression and clinicopathological factors. In total, 2289 patients were pooled from 24 available studies. The incorporative OR combined by 16 studies with overall survival showed that high NM23 expression was associated with better overall survival (OR=0...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224402/assessment-of-correlation-between-early-and-late-efficacy-endpoints-to-identify-potential-surrogacy-relationships-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-literature-based-meta-analysis-of-108-phase-ii-and-phase-iii-studies
#20
Rui Zhu, Dan Lu, Yu-Waye Chu, Akiko Chai, Michelle Green, Nancy Zhang, Jin Yan Jin
Correlations between early and late efficacy endpoints were assessed to identify potential surrogate endpoints for overall survival (OS) or progression-free survival (PFS) with clinical trial-level data in three non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL), and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). One hundred and eight phase II-III trials (129 trial arms) in DLBCL, FL, and MCL were identified and included in the database. Correlations between efficacy endpoints were analyzed using weighted linear regression and Pearson's coefficient of determination (R (2))...
February 21, 2017: AAPS Journal
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