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Vesna Nikolov, Miodrag Stojanovic, Aleksandar Kostic, Misa Radisavljevic, Natasa Simonovic, Boban Jelenkovic, Luka Berilazic
PURPOSE: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive malignant tumor in the brain and no therapy can achieve full recovery/cure. The aim of this study was to identify which factors could improve the survival of operated patients, and to determine which kind of therapy was most successful. METHODS: The study was conducted at the Clinic for Neurosurgery in Nis, Clinical Centre Nis and the Oncology Institute, Clinical Center Nis. A cohort of patients who underwent surgery between January 2013 and December 2015 was studied and continuous monitoring of survival lasted until June 2017...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Xue Liang, Yanni Feng, Laixiang Lin, Iruni Roshanie Abeysekera, Umar Iqbal, Tingting Wang, Ying Wang, Xiaomei Yao
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate thyroid function alterations attributed to high iodide supplementation in maternal rats and their offspring. METHODS: Depending on their iodide intake, the pregnant rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal iodide intake (NI), 10 times high iodide intake (10 HI) and 100 times high iodide intake (100 HI) groups. Iodine concentration in the urine and maternal milk; iodine content and mitochondrial superoxide production; expression of TRα1, TRβ1, NIS and Dio1 in both the thyroid and mammary glands were all measured...
May 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Meda E Pavkov, Jessica L Harding, Nilka R Burrows
Acute kidney injury is a sudden decrease in kidney function with or without kidney damage, occurring over a few hours or days. Diabetes, hypertension, and advanced age are primary risk factors for acute kidney injury. It is increasingly recognized as an in-hospital complication of sepsis, heart conditions, and surgery (1,2). Its most severe stage requires treatment with dialysis. Acute kidney injury is also associated with higher likelihood of long-term care, incidence of chronic kidney disease and hospital mortality, and health care costs (1,2)...
March 16, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Maxim Avanesov, Nis Jesper Wiese, Murat Karul, Helena Guerreiro, Sarah Keller, Philip Busch, Frank Jacobsen, Gerhard Adam, Jin Yamamura
OBJECTIVES: To develop a routinely applicable severity index for the management of acute appendicitis in adults using combined clinical and radiological parameters and retroperitoneal space planes (RSP). METHODS: Two hundred consecutive patients with histologically proven acute appendicitis and available presurgical CT scans were analysed retrospectively. Two radiologists assessed all CT scans for morphologic sings of appendicitis and six RSP. Clinical parameters were age, body temperature, C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count, and duration of symptoms...
March 14, 2018: European Radiology
Yu Zhang, Zhijian Peng, Shundong Guan, Xiuli Fu
The data presented in this article are related to a research article entitled 'Novel β-NiS film modified CdS nanoflowers heterostructure nanocomposite: extraordinarily highly efficient photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution' (Zhang et al., 2018) [1]. In this article, we report original data on the synthesis processes optimization of the proposed nanocomposite on the basis of their optimum photocatalytic performance together with the comparison on the results of literatures and comparative experiments. The composition, microstructure, morphology, photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and photocatalytic stability of the corresponding samples are included in this report...
February 2018: Data in Brief
Gianfranco Sanson, Rosaria Alvaro, Antonello Cocchieri, Ercole Vellone, John Welton, Massimo Maurici, Maurizio Zega, Fabio D'Agostino
BACKGROUND: Oncological diseases affect the biopsychosocial aspects of a person's health, resulting in the need for complex multidisciplinary care. The quality and outcomes of healthcare cannot be adequately assessed without considering the contribution of nursing care, whose essential elements such as the nursing diagnoses (NDs), nursing interventions (NIs), and nursing activities (NAs) can be recorded in the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). There has been little research using the NMDS in oncology setting...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Rikinkumar S Patel, Priya Patel, Kaushal Shah, Mandeep Kaur, Zeeshan Mansuri, Ramkrishna Makani
Objective To determine the impact of cannabis use disorder (CUD) on the inpatient outcomes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescents Background Previous studies have evaluated the impact of CUD on the health-related quality of life in ADHD patients. Methods We used the nationwide inpatient sample (NIS) from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) from years 2010--2014. We identified ADHD and cannabis use (CU) as the primary and the other diagnosis, respectively, using validated International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, and Clinical Modification (ICD-9--CM) codes...
January 7, 2018: Curēus
Lulu Teressa Poulsen, Mads Heuckendorff, Henrik H Jensen
It was established that 2-O-benzoyl-3,4,6-tri-O-benzyl protected β-SEt, β-SPh and β-SBox glucosyl donors are not superarmed when using the NIS/TfOH promoter system, but instead have a similar reactivity as their classically armed tetra-O-benzyl protected glucosyl counterparts. The β-SBox 2-O-benzoyl-3,4,6-tri-O-benzyl glucosyl donor, however, was found to be superarmed under DMTST activation. Our studies have shown that the increased reactivity of the β-SBox 2-O-benzoyl-3,4,6-tri-O-benzyl glucosyl donor with DMTST activation could be a unique case, and that the high reactivity of glucosyl donors with the 2-O-benzoyl-3,4,6-tri-O-benzyl protection pattern is not general as earlier suggested...
March 13, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Mads Heuckendorff, Lulu Teressa Poulsen, Christinne Hedberg, Henrik H Jensen
Neighboring group effects were investigated in gluco- and manno-configured thioglycosides under NIS/TfOH activation. Donors possessing a 2-O-benzoyl group that are capable (1,2-trans) and incapable (1,2-cis) of exerting nucleophilic push were compared with donors possessing a participatory neutral 2-O-benzyl group. By using competition experiments between sets of glycosyl donors the direct effect of neighboring group participation and the electron withdrawing effect of the 2-O-benzoyl group could be separated...
March 13, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Sara Nejatinamini, Catherine Kubrak, Mirey Álvarez-Camacho, Vickie E Baracos, Sunita Ghosh, Wendy V Wismer, Vera C Mazurak
This study assessed dietary and micronutrient intakes of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients at key points in the disease trajectory and evaluated the contribution of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) to micronutrient intake. HNC patients (n = 114) completed a three-day dietary record and a tool to assess Nutrition Impact Scores (NIS) at baseline, post-treatment, and follow-up. Foods were classified into food categories. Micronutrient, protein, and energy intakes were compared to European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition guidelines for cancer patients...
March 13, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
Nicholas A Bedard, Andrew J Pugely, Michael McHugh, Nathan Lux, Jesse E Otero, Kevin J Bozic, Yubo Gao, John J Callaghan
BACKGROUND: Use of large clinical and administrative databases for orthopaedic research has increased exponentially. Each database represents unique patient populations and varies in their methodology of data acquisition, which makes it possible that similar research questions posed to different databases might result in answers that differ in important ways. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the differences in reported demographics, comorbidities, and complications for patients undergoing primary TKA among four databases commonly used in orthopaedic research? (2) How does the difference in reported complication rates vary depending on whether only inpatient data or 30-day postoperative data are analyzed? METHODS: Patients who underwent primary TKA during 2010 to 2012 were identified within the National Surgical Quality Improvement Programs (NSQIP), the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the Medicare Standard Analytic Files (MED), and the Humana Administrative Claims database (HAC)...
January 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Thai Ha Tran, Jérôme Labanowski, Hervé Gallard
The manganese oxide birnessite adsorbed and catalyzed the transformation of the anthelminthic drug niclosamide (NIS) into 2-chloro-4-nitroaniline (CNA) and 5-chlorosalicylic acid (CSA) at acidic pH. The adsorption of NIS was fitted using a linear isotherm for all conditions and reaction times. Linear adsorption constant Kd was 103 000 L kg-1 at pH 5.0. The rate of transformation was first order with respect to both MnO2 and NIS. At pH 5.0, the second order rate constant was 3.3 (±0.3) × 10-1  M-1  s-1 ...
March 6, 2018: Chemosphere
Jiangong Jiang, Dicheng Ma, Nan Zou, Xin Yu, Zhengqun Zhang, Feng Liu, Wei Mu
Neonicotinoid insecticides (NIs) have recently been recognized as co-factors in the decline of honeybee colonies because most neonicotinoids are systemic and can transfer into the pollen and nectar of many pollinated crops. In this study, we collected pollen, nectar and leaves from a cotton crop treated with imidacloprid and thiamethoxam to measure the residue levels of these two NIs at different application doses during the flowering period. Then, the residual data were used to assess the risk posed by the systemic insecticides to honeybees following mandated methods published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and a highly toxic risk to honeybees was highlighted...
February 27, 2018: Chemosphere
Nabil Wasif, David Etzioni, Elizabeth B Habermann, Amit Mathur, Barbara A Pockaj, Richard J Gray, Yu-Hui Chang
BACKGROUND: Regionalization of complex visceral surgery across the United States has followed identification of a volume-outcome association. However, a simultaneous trend towards improved surgical outcomes may have attenuated this relationship. We hypothesize that the difference in adjusted postoperative mortality between low, medium and high volume hospitals has decreased over time. STUDY DESIGN: The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used to identify patients undergoing bladder, esophageal, pancreatic, liver, lung, and rectal surgery from 2003-2011...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Magdalena Grzonkowska, Mateusz Badura, Mariusz Baumgart, Anna Wiczołek, Jakub Lisiecki, Maciej Biernacki, Michał Szpinda
BACKGROUND: The inferior lumbar triangle of Petit is bounded by the iliac crest, lateral border of the latissimus dorsi and the medial border of the external oblique. OBJECTIVES: In the present study, we aimed to quantitatively examine the base, sides, area, and interior angles of the inferior lumbar triangle in the human fetus so as to provide their growth dynamics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using anatomical dissection, digital image analysis (NIS-Elements AR 3...
February 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Jared M Newman, Assem A Sultan, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Mhamad Faour, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Carlos A Higuera, Michael A Mont
Due to the paucity of evidence, this study was conducted to evaluate: (1) unique characteristics of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and (2) short-term clinical outcomes, of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with MS (MS-TKA) compared with matched non-MS patients. MS patients who underwent TKA were identified using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database. The study sample consisted of 10,884 patients with MS and 56,45,227 control cohort. Various patient factors were compared. To control for potential confounders, with the use of propensity scores, MS-TKA patients were matched (1:3) to non-MS-TKA patients and regression analyses were performed to compare perioperative complications, length of stay (LOS), and discharge dispositions...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Rizwan A Tahir, Lauren E Rotman, Matthew C Davis, Esther B Dupépé, Maximillian K Kole, Mahnaz Rehman, Celeste T Williams, Salpy V Pamboukian, Michael Bazydlo, Beverly C Walters
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of literature regarding the management and outcomes of patients who develop intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for advanced heart failure. Therefore, we conducted a multi-centered case series highlighting patient outcomes and prognostic factors to help clinicians better understand and care for these high-risk patients. METHODS: A case series from 2 large-volume institutions (defined as large by the Nationwide Inpatient Sample [NIS] hospital size, i...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Jianqiang Yang, Ning Yi, Junhui Zhang, Wen He, Di He, Wanwan Wu, Shuyang Xu, Feng Li, Guoping Fan, Xianmin Zhu, Zhigang Xue, Wensheng Zhou
Thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR), a G-protein-coupled receptor, is important for thyroid development and growth. In several cases, frameshift and/or nonsense mutations in TSHR were found in the patients with congenital hypothyroidism (CH), however they have not been functionally studied in an animal model. In the present work, we generated a unique TshrDf/Df rat model that recapitulates the phenotypes in TSHR Y444X patient by CRISPR/Cas genome editing technology. In this rat model, TSHR is truncated at the second transmembrane domain, leading to CH phenotypes as what was observed in the patients, including dwarf, thyroid aplasia, infertility, TSH resistant as well as low serum thyroid hormone levels...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Taylor E Purvis, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, C Rory Goodwin, Mari L Groves, Michael C Ain, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE: To compare in-hospital complication rates in pediatric patients with atlantoaxial and subaxial injuries undergoing either external fixation or surgical fusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Baseline and outcome data were obtained from the 2002-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for patients under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of cervical spine fracture without spinal cord injury or cervical spine subluxation. Patients who underwent external immobilization or internal fixation were included for analysis...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Vidhu Anand, David G Benditt, Wayne O Adkisson, Sushil Garg, Stephen A George, Selcuk Adabag
INTRODUCTION: Syncope/ collapse is a common reason for emergency department visits, and approximately 30-40% of these individuals are hospitalized. We examined changes in hospitalization rates, in-hospital mortality and cost of syncope/collapse-related hospital care in the U.S. from 2004 to 2013. METHODS: We used U.S. Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2004 through 2013 to identify syncope/collapse-related hospitalizations using ICD-9, code 780.2 as the principal discharge diagnosis...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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