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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735445/characterizing-prolonged-heat-effects-on-mortality-in-a-sub-tropical-high-density-city-hong-kong
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Hung Chak Ho, Kevin Ka-Lun Lau, Chao Ren, Edward Ng
Extreme hot weather events are likely to increase under future climate change, and it is exacerbated in urban areas due to the complex urban settings. It causes excess mortality due to prolonged exposure to such extreme heat. However, there is lack of universal definition of prolonged heat or heat wave, which leads to inadequacies of associated risk preparedness. Previous studies focused on estimating temperature-mortality relationship based on temperature thresholds for assessing heat-related health risks but only several studies investigated the association between types of prolonged heat and excess mortality...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735355/a-systematic-review-of-dental-disease-management-in-cancer-patients
#2
Catherine H L Hong, Shijia Hu, Thijs Haverman, Monique Stokman, Joel J Napeñas, Jacolien Bos-den Braber, Erich Gerber, Margot Geuke, Emmanouil Vardas, Tuomas Waltimo, Siri Beier Jensen, Deborah P Saunders
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aims to update on the prevalence of odontogenic-related infections and the efficacy of dental strategies in preventing dental-related complications in cancer patients since the 2010 systematic review. REVIEW METHOD: A literature search was conducted in the databases MEDLINE/PubMed and EMBASE for articles published between 1 January 2009 and 30 June 2016. Each study was assessed by 2 reviewers and the body of evidence for each intervention was assigned an evidence level...
July 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735344/treatment-outcome-duration-and-costs-a-comparison-of-performance-indicators-using-data-from-eight-mental-health-care-providers-in-the-netherlands
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E de Beurs, E H Warmerdam, S C C Oudejans, M Spits, P Dingemanse, S D D de Graaf, I W de Groot, H Houben, W G E Kuyck, E O Noorthoorn, M A Nugter, S C C Robbers, G E van Son
Assessing performance of mental health services (MHS) providers merely by their outcomes is insufficient. Process factors, such as treatment cost or duration, should also be considered in a meaningful and thorough analysis of quality of care. The present study aims to examine various performance indicators based on treatment outcome and two process factors: duration and cost of treatment. Data of patients with depression or anxiety from eight Dutch MHS providers were used. Treatment outcome was operationalized as case mix corrected pre-to-posttreatment change scores and as reliable change (improved) and clinical significant change (recovered)...
July 22, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735032/a-prospective-study-of-breastfeeding-intentions-of-healthy-weight-and-overweight-women-as-predictors-of-breastfeeding-outcomes
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Susan J de Jersey, Kimberley Mallan, Justine Forster, Lynne A Daniels
OBJECTIVE: Women with a higher BMI are at increased risk of breastfeeding for a shorter duration, however it is unclear if weight status itself or other factors such as feeding intentions are responsible for early breastfeeding cessation. The aim of this study was determine the influence of maternal pre-pregnancy weight status on infant feeding intentions during pregnancy using a validated scale and assess whether high intentions to exclusively breastfeed measured during pregnancy predicted feeding mode at discharge and at 4 months postpartum in both healthy weight (Hwt) (BMI< 25kg/m(2)) and overweight (Owt)(BMI > 25kg/m(2)) women...
July 5, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734935/outcome-of-lung-transplantation-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-with-previous-anti-fibrotic-therapy
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Gabriela Leuschner, Florian Stocker, Tobias Veit, Nikolaus Kneidinger, Hauke Winter, René Schramm, Thomas Weig, Sandhya Matthes, Felix Ceelen, Paola Arnold, Dieter Munker, Friederike Klenner, Rudolf Hatz, Marion Frankenberger, Jürgen Behr, Claus Neurohr
BACKGROUND: Anti-fibrotic drugs may interfere with wound-healing after major surgery, theoretically preventing sufficient bronchial anastomosis formation after lung transplantation (LTx). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of previous treatment with pirfenidone and nintedanib on outcomes after LTx in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: All patients with IPF undergoing LTx at the University of Munich between January 2012 and November 2016 were retrospectively screened for previous use of anti-fibrotics...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734927/4-dimensionally-guided-3-dimensional-color-doppler-ultrasonography-quantifies-carotid-artery-stenosis-with-high-reproducibility-and-accuracy
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Roland Richard Macharzina, Sascha Kocher, Steven R Messé, Thomas Rutkowski, Fabian Hoffmann, Matthias Vogt, Werner Vach, Nian Fan, Aljoscha Rastan, Franz-Josef Neumann, Thomas Zeller
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to analyze the agreement and binary accuracy of the degree of internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) as determined by 4-dimensionally (4D) real-time gray-scale guided 3-dimensional (3D) color-Doppler ultrasonography (3DC-US) (4D/3DC-US) compared with catheter angiography (CA) and duplex ultrasonography (DUS). This study hypothesized that 4D/3DC-US is noninferior to CA and DUS in grading ICAS in selected patients. BACKGROUND: Clinical stratification in patients with ICAS largely depends on a patient's symptomatic status and the degree of stenosis...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734678/improvement-of-adipose-tissue-derived-cells-by-low-energy-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy
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Eleni Priglinger, Christina M A P Schuh, Carolin Steffenhagen, Christoph Wurzer, Julia Maier, Sylvia Nuernberger, Wolfgang Holnthoner, Christiane Fuchs, Susanne Suessner, Dominik Rünzler, Heinz Redl, Susanne Wolbank
BACKGROUND: Cell-based therapies with autologous adipose tissue-derived cells have shown great potential in several clinical studies in the last decades. The majority of these studies have been using the stromal vascular fraction (SVF), a heterogeneous mixture of fibroblasts, lymphocytes, monocytes/macrophages, endothelial cells, endothelial progenitor cells, pericytes and adipose-derived stromal/stem cells (ASC) among others. Although possible clinical applications of autologous adipose tissue-derived cells are manifold, they are limited by insufficient uniformity in cell identity and regenerative potency...
July 19, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734461/risk-factors-for-mortality-among-individuals-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Stephen M Amrock, Cherrie Z Abraham, Enjae Jung, Pamela B Morris, Michael D Shapiro
Morbidity and mortality from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) continues to increase. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors are implicated in the development of PAD, yet the extent to which those risk factors correlate with mortality in such patients remains insufficiently assessed. Using data from the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Cox proportional hazards models were used to examine the association of cardiovascular risk factors and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734187/proximal-femoral-nail-antirotation-versus-hemiarthroplasty-in-the-treatment-of-senile-intertrochanteric-fractures-case-report
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Xiangping Luo, Shengmao He, Dingshi Zeng, Lijun Lin, Qi Li
BACKGROUND: Primary hemiarthroplasty was recommended by some surgeons as the preferred choice in treating unstable senile intertrochanteric fractures with osteoporosis. However, many studies reported that proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) currently was as an optimal implant for the treatment of different type of intertrochanteric fractures. Which method is better for treating senile intertrochanteric fractures remains controversial due to the insufficient clinical evidences. METHODS: We reviewed all consecutive senile intertrochanteric fractures treated with PFNA or cemented hemiarthroplasty at our institution between July 2010 and March 2015...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734170/web-based-physical-activity-interventions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Leila Jahangiry, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Fatemeh Rezaei, T Pashaei
OBJECTIVES: It was estimated that approximately 60% of the world's population is classified as inactive or insufficiently active. This meta-analysis investigated the effect of web-based interventions on different types of physical activity (PA) measurements in general population and potential moderating variables. STUDY DESIGN: PubMed, CINAHL, EBSCOhost, PsycINFO, Scopus, Ovid, and ScienceDirect literature searches were conducted to identify studies investigating the effect of web-based interventions on PA...
July 19, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734130/right-lobe-living-donors-ages-55-and-older-in-liver-transplantation
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Seong Hoon Kim, Eung Chang Lee, Jae Ryong Shim, Sang Jae Park
Insufficient is the evidence for safe use of elderly donors in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of right lobe LDLT by donor age (≥55 vs. <55 years). All living donors who underwent right hepatectomy at the authors' institution between March 2008 and December 2015 were divided into 2 groups: group A with an age ≥ 55 and group B with an age < 55. The selection criteria for elderly donor were preservation of middle hepatic vein, remnant liver volume ≥30%, and no or mild fatty liver...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734125/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cold-in-situ-perfusion-and-preservation-of-the-hepatic-allograft-working-towards-a-unified-approach
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REVIEW
Ahmer M Hameed, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent W T Lam, Henry C Pleass, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of cold in situ perfusion and static storage of the liver is one possible determinant of transplantation outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is evidence to substantiate a preference for a particular perfusion route (aortic or dual) or perfusion/preservation solution in donation after brain-death (DBD) liver transplantation. METHODS: The Embase, Medline and Cochrane databases were utilized (1980-2017). Random effects modeling was used to estimate effects on transplantation outcomes based upon (i) aortic or dual in situ perfusion, and (ii) the use of University of Wisconsin (UW), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), Celsior and/or Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) for perfusion/preservation...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733926/perioperative-management-of-endocrine-insufficiency-after-total-pancreatectomy-for-neoplasia
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REVIEW
Ajay V Maker, Raashid Sheikh, Vinita Bhagia
PURPOSE: Indications for total pancreatectomy (TP) have increased, including for diffuse main duct intrapapillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas and malignancy; therefore, the need persists for surgeons to develop appropriate endocrine post-operative management strategies. The brittle diabetes after TP differs from type 1/2 diabetes in that patients have absolute deficiency of insulin and functional glucagon. This makes glucose management challenging, complicates recovery, and predisposes to hospital readmissions...
July 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733845/genome-wide-identification-in-silico-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-zip-like-genes-from-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-response-to-zinc-and-iron
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K G Fernández-Martín, M E Alvarez-Sánchez, V E Arana-Argáez, L C Alvarez-Sánchez, J C Lara-Riegos, J C Torres-Romero
Trace elements such as Zinc and Iron are essential components of metalloproteins and serve as cofactors or structural elements for enzymes involved in several important biological processes in almost all organisms. Because either excess or insufficient levels of Zn and Fe can be harmful for the cells, the homeostatic levels of these trace minerals must be tightly regulated. The Zinc regulated transporter, Iron regulated transporter-like Proteins (ZIP) comprise a diverse family, with several paralogues in diverse organisms and are considered essential for the Zn and Fe uptake and homeostasis...
July 21, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733696/vaccination-against-influenza-at-a-european-pediatric-cancer-center-immunization-rates-and-attitudes-among-staff-patients-and-their-families
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Aleksandra Pettke, Sophie Jocham, Andreas Wiener, Andreas Löcken, Judith Groenefeld, Martina Ahlmann, Andreas H Groll
BACKGROUND: Influenza is an important cause of infectious morbidity in pediatric cancer patients. We conducted a single-center survey to explore adherence and attitudes towards the recommended annual influenza vaccination. METHODS: Self-administered, standardized questionnaires were distributed to 143 staff members and 264 families. Items analyzed included demographic data, knowledge about influenza, history of prior influenza infections and vaccinations, routes of information and education, and attitudes towards the recommended influenza...
July 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733669/high-resolution-imaging-of-a-single-gliding-protofilament-of-tubulins-by-hs-afm
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Jakia Jannat Keya, Daisuke Inoue, Yuki Suzuki, Toshiya Kozai, Daiki Ishikuro, Noriyuki Kodera, Takayuki Uchihashi, Arif Md Rashedul Kabir, Masayuki Endo, Kazuki Sada, Akira Kakugo
In vitro gliding assay of microtubules (MTs) on kinesins has provided us with valuable biophysical and chemo-mechanical insights of this biomolecular motor system. Visualization of MTs in an in vitro gliding assay has been mainly dependent on optical microscopes, limited resolution of which often render them insufficient sources of desired information. In this work, using high speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM), which allows imaging with higher resolution, we monitored MTs and protofilaments (PFs) of tubulins while gliding on kinesins...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733623/crystal-structure-of-a-low-molecular-weight-activator-blm-pep-with-yeast-20s-proteasome-insights-into-the-enzyme-activation-mechanism
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Julia Witkowska, Małgorzata Giżyńska, Przemysław Grudnik, Przemysław Golik, Przemysław Karpowicz, Artur Giełdoń, Grzegorz Dubin, Elżbieta Jankowska
Proteasomes are responsible for protein turnover in eukaryotic cells, degrading short-lived species but also removing improperly folded or oxidatively damaged ones. Dysfunction of a proteasome results in gradual accumulation of misfolded/damaged proteins, leading to their aggregation. It has been postulated that proteasome activators may facilitate removal of such aggregation-prone proteins and thus prevent development of neurodegenerative disorders. However, the discovery of pharmacologically relevant compounds is hindered by insufficient structural understanding of the activation process...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733389/cytokinin-biosynthesis-promotes-cortical-cell-responses-during-nodule-development
#18
Dugald Elgin Reid, Marcin Nadzieja, Ondrej Novak, Anne Birgitte Heckmann, Niels Sandal, Jens Stougaard
Legume mutants have shown the requirement for receptor-mediated cytokinin signalling in symbiotic nodule organogenesis. While the receptors are central regulators, cytokinin is also accumulated during early phases of symbiotic interaction but the pathways involved have not yet been fully resolved. To identify the source, timing and effect of this accumulation, we followed transcript levels of the cytokinin biosynthetic pathway genes in a sliding developmental zone of Lotus japonicus roots. LjIpt2 and LjLog4 were identified as the major contributors to the first cytokinin burst...
July 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733292/natural-history-of-autoimmune-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-in-patients-with-addison-s-disease-from-normal-ovary-function-to-overt-ovary-dysfunction
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Annamaria De Bellis, Giuseppe Bellastella, Alberto Falorni, Ernesto Aitella, Mariluce Barrasso, Maria Ida Maiorino, Elio Bizzarro, Antonio Bellastella, Dario Giugliano, Katherine Esposito
CONTEXT: Women with autoimmune Addison's disease with normally ovulatory cycles but positive for steroid cells antibodies (StCA) have been considered at risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). DESIGN: Thirty-three women younger than 40 years, with subclinical-clinical Addison's disease but with normally ovulatory menses, were followed-up for 10 years to evaluate the long-term time-related variations of StCA, ovarian function and follicular reserve. All patients and 27 control women were investigated at start and every year for the presence and titer of StCA (by indirect immunofluorescence), serum concentrations of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and ovarian function along four consecutive menses every year...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733272/adherence-to-web-based-self-assessments-in-long-term-direct-to-patient-research-two-year-study-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Peter Joseph Jongen, Ingrid E H Kremer, Elena Hristodorova, Silvia M A A Evers, Anton Kool, Esther M van Noort, Mickaël Hiligsmann
BACKGROUND: Direct-to-patient research via Web-based questionnaires is increasingly being used. Missed data or delayed reporting of data may negatively affect the quality of study results. It is insufficiently known to what degree patients adhere to agreed self-assessment schedule over the long term and whether questionnaires are filled out in a timely manner. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate patients' adherence to a self-assessment schedule with low-frequency long questionnaires versus that with a high-frequency short questionnaire...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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