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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625367/impact-of-aha-s-2007-guideline-change-on-incidence-of-infective-endocarditis-in-infants-and-children
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Rie Sakai Bizmark, Ruey-Kang R Chang, Yusuke Tsugawa, Kenneth M Zangwill, Ichiro Kawachi
Use a nationally representative sample to assess impacts of new clinical guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2007 for many types of invasive procedures, with recommendations for significant decreases in antimicrobial prophylaxis use. STUDY DESIGN: Interrupted time series analyses of pediatric hospitalizations for Infective Endocarditis (IE), using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, identified IE hospitalizations for patients <18 years old from 2001 to 2012...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623836/sequential-matched-analysis-of-racial-disparities-in-breast-cancer-hospitalization-outcomes-among-african-american-and-white-patients
#2
Kemi Ogunsina, Gurudatta Naik, Neomi Vin-Raviv, Tomi F Akinyemiju
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine if racial disparities in inpatient outcomes persist among hospitalized patients comparing African American and White breast cancer patients matched on demographics, presentation and treatment. METHODS: A total of 136,211 African American and White breast cancer patients from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) database, matched on demographics alone, demographics and presentation or demographics, presentation and treatment were studied...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623173/outcomes-of-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis
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Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Khaled Boobes, Elad Maor, Assem Sherieh, Charanjit S Rihal, David R Holmes, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) expanded definitive therapy of aortic stenosis to many high-risk patients, but it has not been fully evaluated in the dialysis population. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the current trend and in-hospital outcome of Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and TAVR in the dialysis population. METHODS: Severe aortic stenosis patients on maintenance dialysis who underwent SAVR or TAVR in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2014, were included in our comparative analysis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617334/the-molecular-effect-of-diagnostic-absorbed-doses-from-131-i-on-papillary-thyroid-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Mariusz Stasiołek, Zbigniew Adamczewski, Przemysław W Śliwka, Bartosz Puła, Bolesław Karwowski, Anna Merecz-Sadowska, Marek Dedecjus, Andrzej Lewiński
Diagnostic whole-body scan is a standard procedure in patients with thyroid cancer prior to the application of a therapeutic dose of (131)I. Unfortunately, administration of the radioisotope in a diagnostic dose may decrease further radioiodine uptake-the phenomenon called "thyroid stunning". We estimated radiation absorbed dose-dependent changes in genetic material, in particular in the sodium iodide symporter (NIS) gene promoter, and the NIS protein level in a K1 cell line derived from the metastasis of a human papillary thyroid carcinoma exposed to (131)I in culture...
June 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615044/comparison-of-transportation-related-injury-mechanisms-and-outcome-of-young-road-users-and-adult-road-users-a-retrospective-analysis-on-24-373-patients-derived-from-the-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
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Thomas Brockamp, Uli Schmucker, Rolf Lefering, Manuel Mutschler, Arne Driessen, Christian Probst, Bertil Bouillon, Paola Koenen
BACKGROUND: Most young people killed in road crashes are known as vulnerable road users. A combination of physical and developmental immaturity as well as inexperience increases the risk of road traffic accidents with a high injury severity rate. Understanding injury mechanism and pattern in a group of young road users may reduce morbidity and mortality. This study analyzes injury patterns and outcomes of young road users compared to adult road users. The comparison takes into account different transportation related injury mechanisms...
June 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610916/the-rhizoferrin-biosynthetic-gene-in-the-fungal-pathogen-rhizopus-delemar-is-a-novel-member-of-the-nis-gene-family
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Cassandra S Carroll, Clark L Grieve, Indu Murugathasan, Andrew J Bennet, Clarissa M Czekster, Huanting Lui, James Naismith, Margo M Moore
Iron is essential for growth and in low iron environments such as serum many bacteria and fungi secrete ferric iron-chelating molecules called siderophores. All fungi produce hydroxamate siderophores with the exception of Mucorales fungi, which secrete rhizoferrin, a polycarboxylate siderophore. Here we investigated the biosynthesis of rhizoferrin by the opportunistic human pathogen, Rhizopus delemar. We searched the genome of R. delemar 99-880 for a homologue of the bacterial NRPS-independent siderophore (NIS) protein, SfnaD, that is involved in biosynthesis of staphyloferrin A in Staphylococcus aureus...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609479/the-impact-of-septicemia-occurring-during-hospitalization-for-renal-transplantation-procedures-on-outcomes-in-adults-in-united-states
#7
Veerajalandhar Allareddy, Sankeerth Rampa, Alexandre T Rotta, Veerasathpurush Allareddy
INTRODUCTION: Immediate success rates of renal transplantation (RT) procedures are generally very high. National estimates of the impact of post-operative complications, specifically, septicemia occurring during hospitalization for RT's on outcomes is unclear. We sought, to examine the prevalence of septicemia in patients having renal transplantation procedures and to quantify the impact of septicemia on in-hospital mortality (IHM), length of stay (LOS), and hospital charges (HC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for the years 2004 to 2010...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607826/socioeconomic-and-regional-differences-in-the-treatment-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Sheri K Palejwala, Anand I Rughani, G Michael Lemole, Travis M Dumont
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is the leading cause of spinal cord dysfunction in the world. Surgical treatment is both medically and economically advantageous, and can be achieved through multiple approaches, with or without fusion. We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database to better elucidate regional and socioeconomic variances in the treatment of CSM. METHODS: The NIS database was queried for elective admissions with a primary diagnosis of CSM (ICD-9 721...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604619/flavonoids-thyroid-iodide-uptake-and-thyroid-cancer-a-review
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Carlos F L Gonçalves, Mariana L de Freitas, Andrea C F Ferreira
Thyroid cancer is the most common malignant tumor of the endocrine system and the incidence has been increasing in recent years. In a great part of the differentiated carcinomas, thyrocytes are capable of uptaking iodide. In these cases, the main therapeutic approach includes thyroidectomy followed by ablative therapy with radioiodine. However, in part of the patients, the capacity to concentrate iodide is lost due to down-regulation of the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS), the protein responsible for transporting iodide into the thyrocytes...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603718/impact-of-sleep-apnea-on-in-hospital-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insight-from-national-inpatient-sample-database-2011-2014
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Ilhwan Yeo, Hasan Ahmad, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND: Sleep apnea is associated with worse outcomes following various kinds of surgeries. There is a paucity of data on the association of sleep apnea with clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: We used National Inpatient Sample (NIS) data 2011-2014 to identify patients undergoing TAVR. Association between sleep apnea and in-hospital postoperative outcomes were assessed by multivariate logistic regression and 1:1 propensity score matching analyses...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602096/access-to-palliative-care-for-patients-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-the-united-states
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Barret Rush, Landon Berger, Leo Anthony Celi
OBJECTIVE: The utilization of palliative care (PC) in patients with end-stage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is not well understood. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was utilized to examine the use of PC in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients with IPF. The NIS captures 20% of all US inpatient hospitalizations and is weighted to estimate 95% of all inpatient care. RESULTS: A total of 55 208 382 hospital admissions from the 2006 to 2012 NIS samples were examined...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601311/the-prevalence-of-psychiatric-diagnoses-and-associated-mortality-in-hospitalized-us-trauma-patients
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Laura L Townsend, Micaela M Esquivel, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Thomas G Weiser, Paul M Maggio, David A Spain, Lakshika Tennakoon, Kristan Staudenmayer
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that psychiatric diagnoses would be common in hospitalized trauma patients in the United States and when present, would be associated with worse outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS, 2012) was used to determine national estimates for the number of patients admitted with an injury. Psychiatric diagnoses were identified using diagnosis codes according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598015/cutaneous-nerve-biomarkers-in-transthyretin-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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Gigi J Ebenezer, Ying Liu, Daniel P Judge, Kelly Cunningham, Shaun Truelove, Noel D Carter, Blessan Sebastian, Kelly Byrnes, Michael Polydefkis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of skin biopsies as a biomarker of disease severity in subjects with amyloid neuropathy. METHODS: Five groups of patients were studied: (1) transthyretin (TTR) familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP; n = 20), (2) TTR mutation carriers without peripheral neuropathy (TTR-noPN; n = 10), (3) healthy controls (n = 20), (4) diabetic neuropathy disease controls (n = 20), and (5) patients with light-chain (AL) amyloid (n = 2)...
June 9, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590587/genetic-variants-in-5-httlpr-bdnf-htr1a-comt-and-fkbp5-and-risk-for-treated-depression-after-cancer-diagnosis
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Nis P Suppli, Jens D Bukh, Terrie E Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, Christoffer Johansen, Anne Tjønneland, Lars V Kessing, Susanne O Dalton
BACKGROUND: The role of gene-environment interactions in the pathogenesis of depression is unclear. Previous studies addressed vulnerability for depression after childhood adversity and stressful life events among carriers of numerous specific genetic variants; however, the importance of individual genetic variants, the environmental exposures with which they interact, and the magnitude of the risk conveyed by these interactions remain elusive. METHODS: We included 7,320 people with a first primary cancer identified in the prospective Diet, Cancer and Health study in an exposed-only cohort study...
June 7, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587365/assessment-of-different-loading-doses-of-dexmedetomidine-hydrochloride-in-preventing-adverse-reaction-after-combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia
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Wanwei Jiang, Qinghui Wang, Min Xu, Yu Li, Rui Yang, Xiaoyang Song, Haixia Duan, Pengbo Zhang
We conducted the present study to investigate the effects of the different loading doses of dexmedetomidine hydrochloride in the prevention of adverse reactions after combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. A total of 200 patients that were admitted to the Department of Obstetrics at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University hospital and treated with cesarean section through the use of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia from December, 2014 to June, 2016, were randomly divided into 4 groups. The therapeutic regimens of patients were shown as follows: group A was administered an intravenous pump of 10 ml/l physiological saline in surgery until the end of the delivery...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583812/cost-of-bariatric-surgery-and-factors-associated-with-increased-cost-an-analysis-of-national-inpatient-sample
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Zhamak Khorgami, Ali Aminian, Saeed Shoar, Amin Andalib, Alan A Saber, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer, Guido M Sclabas
BACKGROUND: In the current healthcare environment, bariatric surgery centers need to be cost-effective while maintaining quality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate national cost of bariatric surgery to identify the factors associated with a higher cost. SETTING: A retrospective analysis of 2012-2013 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS). METHOD: We included all patients with a diagnosis of morbid obesity (ICD9 278...
April 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576265/incidence-and-outcomes-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#17
Tesfaye Telila, Emmanuel Akintoye, Tomo Ando, Obsinet Merid, Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Alexandros Briasoulis, Cindy Grines, Luis Afonso
The main objective of this study was to investigate the incidence and magnitude of impact of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) on outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve placement (TAVR). The impact of HIT on procedural outcomes after cardiac surgery has been described. We sought to investigate the incidence and outcomes of HIT after TAVR using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database. We identified patients who underwent TAVR from 2011 to 2014. The primary outcome was the effect of HIT on inpatient mortality...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574400/honeycomb-like-nico2s4-nanosheets-prepared-by-a-rapid-electrodeposition-as-a-counter-electrode-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
#18
Jie Yin, Yuqiao Wang, Wenfei Meng, Tianyue Zhou, Baosong Li, Tao Wei, Yueming Sun
The honeycomb-like nickel cobalt sulfide (NiCo2S4) nanosheets was directly deposited on the fluorine-doped tin oxide substrate by a rapid voltammetric deposition method. The method was also controllable and feasible for preparing NiCo2S4 on the flexible Ti foil without any heating processes. Compared with Pt, CoS and NiS, NiCo2S4 exhibited the low charge-transfer resistances and excellent electrocatalytic activity for the I3- reduction, acting as a counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell. The NiCo2S4-based solar cell showed higher power conversion efficiency (7...
June 2, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562473/trends-in-utilization-and-cost-of-cervical-spine-surgery-using-the-national-inpatient-sample-database-2001-2013
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Caterina Y Liu, Corinna C Zygourakis, Seungwon Yoon, Tamara Kliot, Christopher Moriates, John Ratliff, R Adams Dudley, Ralph Gonzales, Praveen V Mummaneni, Christopher P Ames
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review OBJECTIVE.: To determine national rates of cervical spine surgery and to examine factors that underlie cost variation SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: There has been an increase in the rate and cost of spinal surgery over the past decades, but there is little understanding of the drivers of cost variation at the national level. METHODS: We analyzed 419,830 patients who underwent cervical spine surgery (anterior cervical fusion, posterior cervical fusion, posterior cervical decompression, combined anterior/posterior cervical fusion) for degenerative conditions in the 2001-2013 NIS database...
May 29, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556622/predictors-of-hospitalization-length-of-stay-and-costs-of-care-among-adults-with-dermatomyositis-in-the-united-states
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Michael C Kwa, Kaveh Ardalan, Anne E Laumann, Jonathan I Silverberg
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and risk factors for hospitalization with dermatomyositis and assess inpatient burden of dermatomyositis. METHODS: Data on 72,651,487 hospitalizations from the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), a 20% stratified sample of all acute-care hospitalizations in the United States, was analyzed. ICD-9-CM coding was used to identify hospitalizations with a diagnosis of dermatomyositis. RESULTS: There were 9,687 and 43,188 weighted admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of dermatomyositis, respectively...
May 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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