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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535206/clinical-exome-sequencing-reports-current-informatics-practice-and-future-opportunities
#1
Rajeswari Swaminathan, Yungui Huang, Caroline Astbury, Sara Fitzgerald-Butt, Katherine Miller, Justin Cole, Christopher Bartlett, Simon Lin
The increased adoption of clinical whole exome sequencing (WES) has improved the diagnostic yield for patients with complex genetic conditions. However, the informatics practice for handling information contained in whole exome reports is still in its infancy, as evidenced by the lack of a common vocabulary within clinical sequencing reports generated across genetic laboratories. Genetic testing results are mostly transmitted using portable document format, which can make secondary analysis and data extraction challenging...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526675/iterative-user-interface-design-for-automated-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score-calculator-in-sepsis-detection
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Christopher Ansel Aakre, Jaben E Kitson, Man Li, Vitaly Herasevich
BACKGROUND: The new sepsis definition has increased the need for frequent sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score recalculation and the clerical burden of information retrieval makes this score ideal for automated calculation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to (1) estimate the clerical workload of manual SOFA score calculation through a time-motion analysis and (2) describe a user-centered design process for an electronic medical record (EMR) integrated, automated SOFA score calculator with subsequent usability evaluation study...
May 18, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526045/standardization-of-platelet-releasate-products-for-clinical-applications-in-cell-therapy-a-mathematical-approach
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Francesco Agostini, Jerry Polesel, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giuseppe Astori, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: Standardized animal-free components are required for manufacturing cell-based medicinal products. Human platelet concentrates are sources of growth factors for cell expansion but such products are characterized by undesired variability. Pooling together single-donor products improves consistency, but the minimal pool sample size was never determined. METHODS: Supernatant rich in growth factors (SRGF) derived from n = 44 single-donor platelet-apheresis was obtained by CaCl2 addition...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521677/molluscum-contagiosum-an-update
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Alexander Kc Leung, Benjamin Barankin, Kam Lun Hon
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral cutaneous infection in childhood that occurs worldwide. Physicians should familiarize themselves with this common condition. OBJECTIVE: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications and, in particular, treatment of molluscum contagiosum. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "molluscum contagiosum". Patents were searched using the key term "molluscum contagiosum" from www...
May 17, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512066/use-of-electroencephalography-brain-computer-interface-systems-as-a-rehabilitative-approach-for-upper-limb-function-after-a-stroke-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Esther Monge-Pereira, Jaime Ibañez-Pereda, Isabel M Alguacil-Diego, Jose I Serrano, María P Spottorno-Rubio, Francisco Molina-Rueda
BACKGROUND: Brain computer interface (BCI) systems have been suggested as a promising tool for neurorehabilitation. However, to date, there is a lack of homogeneous findings. Furthermore, no systematic reviews have analyzed the degree of validation of these interventions for upper limb (UL) motor rehabilitation post-stroke. OBJECTIVES: To compile all available studies that assess an UL intervention based on an electroencephalography (EEG) - BCI system in stroke...
May 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496944/current-state-of-cartilage-tissue-engineering-using-nanofibrous-scaffolds-and-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Somaieh Kazemnejad, Manijeh Khanmohammadi, Nafiseh Baheiraei, Shaghayegh Arasteh
Cartilage is an avascular, aneural, and alymphatic connective tissue with a limited capacity caused by low mitotic activity of its resident cells, chondrocytes. Natural repair of full thickness cartilage defects usually leads to the formation of fibrocartilage with lower function and mechanical force compared with the original hyaline cartilage and further deterioration can occur. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is a promising strategy to repair bone and articular cartilage defects and rehabilitate joint functions by focusing on the optimal combination of cells, material scaffolds, and signaling molecules...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496002/risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-heart-failure-who-use-digoxin-a-10-year-follow-up-study-and-cell-based-verification
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Min-Huey Chung, Yi-Wen Wang, Yung-Lung Chang, Shih-Ming Huang, Wei-Shiang Lin
Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of death in the world and digoxin remains one of the oldest therapies for HF. However, its safety and efficacy have been controversial since its initial use and there is uncertainty about its long-term efficacy and safety. Recently, the repositioning of cardiac glycosides is to function in anti-tumor activity via multiple working pathways. It is interesting to compare the potential effects of digoxin in clinical patients and cell lines. First, we analyze patient information retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research database of Taiwan between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2000...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472976/the-effect-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-supplementation-on-ovarian-response-is-associated-with-androgen-receptor-in-diminished-ovarian-reserve-women
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Qiaofei Hu, Liming Hong, Mingyue Nie, Qin Wang, Ying Fang, Yinmei Dai, Yanhong Zhai, Shuyu Wang, Chenghong Yin, Xiaokui Yang
BACKGROUND: Diminished ovarian reserve(DOR) is associated with female infertility and poor response to ovarian stimulation. Our objective was to assess the effect of dehydroepiandrosterone(DHEA) on DOR women and to explore whether the improvement of ovarian response after DHEA supplementation was dependent on the expression levels of androgen receptor(AR). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed in the Department of Human Reproductive Medicine, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital during August 2014 to August 2016...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472734/comparative-in-silico-analyses-of-cannabis-sativa-prunella-vulgaris-and-withania-somnifera-compounds-elucidating-the-medicinal-properties-against-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mehreen Zaka, Sheikh Arslan Sehgal, Shagufta Shafique, Bilal Haider Abbasi
From last decade, there has been progressive improvement in computational drug designing. Several diseases are being cured from different plant extracts and products. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most shared disease among auto-inflammatory diseases. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is associated with RA pathway and has adverse effects. Extensive literature review showed that plant species under study (Cannabis sativa, Prunella vulgaris and Withania somnifera) possess anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic properties...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465714/research-on-techniques-of-multifeatures-extraction-for-tongue-image-and-its-application-in-retrieval
#10
Liyan Chen, Beizhan Wang, Zhihong Zhang, Fan Lin, Yihan Ma
Tongue diagnosis is one of the important methods in the Chinese traditional medicine. Doctors can judge the disease's situation by observing patient's tongue color and texture. This paper presents a novel approach to extract color and texture features of tongue images. First, we use improved GLA (Generalized Lloyd Algorithm) to extract the main color of tongue image. Considering that the color feature cannot fully express tongue image information, the paper analyzes tongue edge's texture features and proposes an algorithm to extract them...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462216/efficacy-and-safety-of-danggui-buxue-decoction-in-combination-with-western-medicine-treatment-of-anemia-for-renal-anemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ming-Ming Zhao, Yu Zhang, Liu-Sheng Li, Zi-Kai Yu, Bo Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Danggui Buxue Decoction for renal anemia when combined with western medicine treatment of anemia. METHODS: Electronic searching Medline, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Chinese BioMedical Literature Database (CBM), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WanFang data, Chinese Sci-tech periodical full-text database (VIP). Randomized controlled trials reported results of efficacy and safety of Danggui Buxue Decoction in combination with western medicine treatment of anemia for renal anemia...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459908/systematic-review-of-interventions-to-reduce-urinary-tract-infection-in-nursing-home-residents
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REVIEW
Jennifer Meddings, Sanjay Saint, Sarah L Krein, Elissa Gaies, Heidi Reichert, Andrew Hickner, Sara McNamara, Jason D Mann, Lona Mody
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing homes are common, costly, and morbid. PURPOSE: Systematic literature review of strategies to reduce UTIs in nursing home residents. DATA SOURCES: Ovid MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Web of Science and Embase through June 22, 2015. STUDY SELECTION: Interventional studies with a comparison group reporting at least 1 outcome for: catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), UTIs not identified as catheter-associated, bacteriuria, or urinary catheter use...
May 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458705/effects-of-nonpharmacological-interventions-on-reducing-fatigue-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Hedayat Jafari, Yadollah Jannati, Hassan Mahmoodi Nesheli, Somayeh Hassanpour
Fatigue is one of the main complaints of patients undergoing allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Since nonpharmacological interventions are cost-effective and causes fewer complications, this study aimed to review the studies performed on the effects of nonpharmacological interventions on fatigue in patients undergoing HSCT during September 2016. MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scientific Information Database, IranMedex, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Magiran, and IRANDOC databases were searched using Persian and English keywords...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458556/evaluation-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Si Liu, Chao-Zhu He, Yan-Ting Cai, Qiu-Ping Xing, Ying-Zhen Guo, Zhi-Long Chen, Ji-Liang Su, Li-Ping Yang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the clinical efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Ovid, and Chinese Biological Medicine databases up to June 30, 2016. We also manually searched the articles from reference lists of the retrieved articles, which used the NPWT system in studies of vacuum-assisted closure therapy...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448859/evolution-of-the-methodological-quality-of-controlled-clinical-trials-for-myofascial-trigger-point-treatments-for-the-period-1978-2015-a-systematic-review
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Rahel Stoop, Ron Clijsen, Diego Leoni, Emiliano Soldini, Greta Castellini, Valentina Redaelli, Marco Barbero
BACKGROUND: The methodological quality of controlled clinical trials (CCTs) of physiotherapeutic treatment modalities for myofascial trigger points (MTrP) has not been investigated yet. OBJECTIVES: To detect the methodological quality of CCTs for physiotherapy treatments of MTrPs and demonstrating the possible increase over time. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted in two databases, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and Medicine Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System online (MEDLINE), using the same keywords and selection procedure corresponding to pre-defined inclusion criteria...
April 18, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445263/acupuncture-for-enhancing-early-recovery-of-bowel-function-in-cancer-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#16
Yi-Hua Liu, Yang Ye, Jia-Bin Zheng, Xue-Qian Wang, Ying Zhang, Hong-Sheng Lin
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients undergoing surgical procedure often suffer from bowel dysfunction and postoperative ileus (POI). Cancer management for early recovery of bowel function is still a challenging topic. Acupuncture has been commonly used in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of acupuncture therapy to reduce the duration of POI and enhance bowel function in cancer patients. METHODS: We will systematically screen all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published through electronically and hand searching...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433400/an-in-home-advanced-robotic-system-to-manage-elderly-home-care-patients-medications-a-pilot-safety-and-usability-study
#17
Pekka Rantanen, Timo Parkkari, Saija Leikola, Marja Airaksinen, Alan Lyles
PURPOSE: We examined the safety profile and usability of an integrated advanced robotic device and telecare system to promote medication adherence for elderly home-care patients. METHODS: There were two phases. Phase I aimed to verify under controlled conditions in a single nursing home (n = 17 patients) that no robotic malfunctions would hinder the device's safe use. Phase II involved home-care patients from 3 sites (n = 27) who were on long-term medication. On-time dispensing and missed doses were recorded by the robotic system...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427137/-bibliometric-analysis-of-scientific-articles-on-epidemiological-study-of-burns-in-china
#18
W F Cheng, Z A Shen, D X Zhao, D W Li, Y R Shang
Objective: To analyze the current status of epidemiological study of burns in China, and to explore the related strategies. Methods: Retrospective or cross-sectional scientific articles in Chinese or English on epidemiological study of burns in China published from January 2005 to December 2015 were systemically retrieved from 4 databases. The databases include PubMed, Embase, China Biology Medicine disc, and Chinese Journals Full-text Database. From the results retrieved, data with regard to publication year, journal distribution, number of institutions participated in the study, affiliation of the first author and its location, and admission time span and age of patients in all the scientific articles were collected...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414815/isolation-of-human-explant-derived-cardiac-stem-cells-from-cryopreserved-heart-tissue
#19
Robyn Jackson, Seth Mount, Bin Ye, Audrey E Mayfield, Vincent Chan, Munir Boodhwani, Ross A Davies, Haissam Haddad, Darryl R Davis
The value of preserving high quality bio specimens for fundamental research is significant as linking cellular and molecular changes to clinical and epidemiological data has fueled many recent advances in medicine. Unfortunately, storage of traditional biospecimens is limited to fixed samples or isolated genetic material. Here, we report the effect of cryopreservation of routine myocardial biopsies on explant derived cardiac stem cell (EDC) culture outcomes. We demonstrate that immediate cryopreservation or delayed cryopreservation after suspension within cardioplegia for 12 hours did not alter EDC yields, proliferative capacity, antigenic phenotype or paracrine signature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410586/efficacy-and-safety-of-jianzhong-decoction-in-treating-peptic-ulcers-a-meta-analysis-of-58-randomised-controlled-trials-with-5192-patients
#20
Yan Sun, Jinping Zhang, Yuanyuan Chen
BACKGROUND: Jianzhong decoction is widely used to treat peptic ulcers; however, due to lack of systematic evaluations, its clinical efficacy remains controversial. We performed meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Jianzhong decoction in treating peptic ulcers. METHODS: Studies were systematically retrieved from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Database, Chongqing VIP, China Biology Medicine disc (CBMdisc), and references cited in related studies/reviews...
April 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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