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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923154/socioeconomic-position-john-henryism-and-incidence-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-finnish-men
#1
Mahasin S Mujahid, Sherman A James, George A Kaplan, Jukka T Salonen
Previous cross-sectional studies examining whether John Henryism (JH), or high-effort coping with socioeconomic adversity, potentiates the inverse association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and cardiovascular health have focused mainly on hypertension in African Americans. We conducted the first longitudinal test of this hypothesis on incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using data from the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study in Finland (N = 1405 men, 42-60 years). We hypothesized that the expected inverse gradient between SEP and AMI risk would be stronger for men scoring high on JH than for those scoring low...
November 25, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922934/psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-menopause-specific-quality-of-life-questionnaire
#2
Guangning Nie, Hongyan Yang, Jian Liu, ChunMei Zhao, Xiaoyun Wang
OBJECTIVE: The Menopause-Specific Quality-of-Life (MENQOL) questionnaire was developed as a specific tool to measure the health-related quality-of-life of postmenopausal women. Thus far, the Chinese version questionnaire has not been subjected to psychometric assessment with a large sample. This study aims to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the MENQOL specific to postmenopausal women in China. METHODS: A total of 1,137 menopausal symptomatic and 491 menopausal asymptomatic women from eight cities in China were recruited using a convenience sampling method...
December 5, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922760/nervecheck-for-the-detection-of-sensory-loss-and-neuropathic-pain-in-diabetes
#3
Georgios Ponirakis, Maria N Odriozola, Samantha Odriozola, Ioannis N Petropoulos, Shazli Azmi, Maryam Ferdousi, Hassan Fadavi, Uazman Alam, Andrew Marshall, Maria Jeziorska, Anthony Miro, Ahmad Kheyami, Mitra Tavakoli, Ahmed Al-Ahmar, Maria B Odriozola, Ariel Odriozola, Rayaz A Malik
BACKGROUND: Accurate and economic detection of nerve damage in diabetes is key to more widespread diagnosis of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and painful diabetic neuropathy. This study examined the diagnostic performance of NerveCheck, an inexpensive ($500) quantitative sensory testing (QST) device. METHODS: One hundred forty-four subjects (74 with and 70 without diabetes) underwent assessment with NerveCheck, neuropathy disability score (NDS), nerve conduction studies (NCS), intraepidermal and corneal nerve fiber density (IENFD and CNFD), and McGill questionnaire for neuropathic pain...
December 6, 2016: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922627/blood-based-and-urinary-prostate-cancer-biomarkers-a-review-and-comparison-of-novel-biomarkers-for-detection-and-treatment-decisions
#4
REVIEW
R J Hendriks, I M van Oort, J A Schalken
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) is currently based on serum PSA testing and/or abnormal digital rectal examination and histopathologic evaluation of prostate biopsies. The main drawback of PSA testing is the lack of specificity for PCa. To improve early detection of PCa more specific biomarkers are needed. In the past few years, many new promising biomarkers have been identified; however, to date, only a few have reached clinical practice. METHODS: In this review, we discuss new blood-based and urinary biomarker models that are promising for usage in PCa detection, follow-up and treatment decision-making...
December 6, 2016: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922533/a-propensity-score-based-fine-stratification-approach-for-confounding-adjustment-when-exposure-is-infrequent
#5
Rishi J Desai, Kenneth J Rothman, Brian T Bateman, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Krista F Huybrechts
BACKGROUND: When exposure is infrequent, propensity score matching results in reduced precision because it discards a large proportion of unexposed patients. To our knowledge, the relative performance of propensity score stratification in these circumstances has not been examined. METHODS: Using an empirical example of the association of first-trimester statin exposure (prevalence=0.04%) with risk of congenital malformations and 1,000 simulated cohorts (n=20,000) with eight combinations of exposure prevalence (0...
November 29, 2016: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922515/fatigue-measures-in-noncancer-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-critical-review
#6
Claire Jungyoun Han, Margaret M Heitkemper, Monica E Jarrett
Fatigue is commonly reported by patients with noncancer gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as organic and functional GI disorders. This critical review was conducted to evaluate fatigue measures that have been used in these patients. A systematic search using six databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, CINAHL, ProQuest, and Cochrane Review) was conducted from January 2000 to June 2014, and evaluations and reviews of fatigue instruments were performed by two independent reviewers (author and medical librarian)...
November 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922234/long-term-azithromycin-therapy-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#7
Nagehan Emiralioğlu, Zeynelabidin Öztürk, Ebru Yalçın, Deniz Doğru, Uğur Özçelik, Nural Kiper
Inflammation is a central contributor to the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary disease; so limiting the excessive production of inflammatory mediators represents a major therapeutic strategy for slowing the decline in lung function and improving survival. The macrolide antibiotic azithromycin (AZM) has anti-inflammatory properties and immunomodulatory effects that may be beneficial in CF. The aim of this study was to document the long term use of AZM effect on pulmonary function, nutritional status and number of pulmonary exacerbations in patients with CF...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921389/superiority-of-sds-lysis-over-saponin-lysis-for-direct-bacterial-identification-from-positive-blood-culture-bottle-by-maldi-tof-ms
#8
Yvan Caspar, Cécile Garnaud, Mariya Raykova, Sébastien Bailly, Marie Bidart, Danièle Maubon
PURPOSE: Fast species diagnosis has an important health care impact, as rapid and specific antibacterial therapy is of clear benefit for patient's outcome. Here we propose a new protocol for species identification directly from positive blood cultures. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We compared four in-house protocols for bacterial identification by mass spectrometry directly from clinical positive blood cultures evaluating 2 lytic agents, SDS and saponin, and 2 protein extraction schemes, fast (FP) and long (LP)...
December 6, 2016: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921380/induction-of-labour-for-suspected-macrosomia-at-term-in-non-diabetic-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
REVIEW
E R Magro-Malosso, G Saccone, M Chen, R Navathe, M Di Tommaso, V Berghella
BACKGROUND: Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) compared induction of labour with expectant management in non-diabetic women with suspected fetal macrosomia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of labour induction for suspected fetal macrosomia. SEARCH STRATEGY: Literature search in electronic databases. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included all RCTs of suspected fetal macrosomia comparing labour induction with expectant management in term pregnancy...
December 5, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921319/critical-evaluation-of-the-overactive-bladder-and-urgency-urinary-incontinence-association-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-a-relatively-young-adult-male-population
#10
Murat Tuncer, Ozgur Yazici, Alper Kafkasli, Kubilay Sabuncu, Banu Salepci, Fehmi Narter, Gulten A Gungor, Ugur Yucetas
AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI) in males with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) using the OSAS grading system. METHODS: A total of 194 patients who underwent Polysomnography (PSG) were included in our prospective cross sectional study. Patients were divided into four groups according to Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI). Group 1, 35 patients with normal AHI (<5) as a control group; Group 2, 47 patients with mild OSAS (AHI ≥5 and <15); Group 3, 51 patients with moderate OSAS (AHI ≥15 and <30); Group 4, 61 patients with severe OSAS (AHI ≥30)...
December 6, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921276/relationship-between-physician-adjudicated-adverse-events-and-patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-in-a-phase-ii-clinical-trial-nct01143402-of-patients-with-metastatic-uveal-melanoma
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Thomas M Atkinson, Jennifer L Hay, Alexander Shoushtari, Yuelin Li, Daniel J Paucar, Sloane C Smith, Ragini R Kudchadkar, Austin Doyle, Jeffrey A Sosman, Jorge Fernando Quevedo, Mohammed M Milhem, Anthony M Joshua, Gerald P Linette, Thomas F Gajewski, Jose Lutzky, David H Lawson, Christopher D Lao, Patrick J Flynn, Mark R Albertini, Takami Sato, Karl Lewis, Brian Marr, David H Abramson, Mark Andrew Dickson, Gary K Schwartz, Richard D Carvajal
PURPOSE: Clinical trials commonly use physician-adjudicated adverse event (AE) assessment via the common terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) for decision-making. Patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) data are becoming more frequent in oncology; however, the relationship between physician-adjudicated AE assessment and HRQoL is understudied. METHODS: Data from a phase II trial (clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01143402) where patients with metastatic uveal melanoma were randomized to receive selumetinib, an oral MEK inhibitor, or chemotherapy were analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920997/cyclic-variation-of-cellular-clock-proteins-in-the-mouse-estrous-ovary
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George Wiggins, Michael Legge
BACKGROUND: The mammalian ovary is controlled by a number of biological rhythms, which regulate the recruitment and release of mature oocytes. The main objective of this study was to investigate the role of cellular clock proteins during follicle maturation in the mouse estrous ovary. METHODS: Immunohistochemical (IHC) studies were performed on ovaries from 50 estrous staged mice culled at two time points of 09:00 [day] and 01:00 [mid-point of the dark cycle]. Six antibodies were used to identify the expression of core cellular clock proteins (BMAL1, CLOCK, CRY1, CRY2, PER1 and PER2) within the ovary and four follicle stages, primordial, primary, antral and corpus lutea...
October 2016: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920574/combined-epidural-morphine-and-bupivacaine-in-the-treatment-of-lumbosacral-radicular-neuropathic-pain-a-noncontrolled-prospective-study
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Simone Vigneri, Gianfranco Sindaco, Marco La Grua, Matteo Zanella, Laura Ravaioli, Valentina Paci, Gilberto Pari
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effectiveness of epidural morphine and bupivacaine in patients with chronic lumbosacral radicular neuropathic pain after the cessation of treatment. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with chronic lumbosacral pain with neuropathic features were enrolled. An indwelling catheter was placed into the epidural space, and each patient received an epidural injection of morphine chlorhydrate and bupivacaine up to three times a day...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920555/effect-of-cyberknife-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-hepatic-toxicity
#14
Ping Liang, Cheng Huang, Shi-Xiong Liang, Ye-Fei Li, Shang-Xiao Huang, Zu-Ping Lian, Jian-Min Liu, Yang Tang, Hai-Jie Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of CyberKnife stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients and identify the treatment-related risk factors of hepatic toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and four HCC patients treated with CyberKnife SBRT were included in this study between August 2009 and December 2012. The average dose of prescribed radiation was 42.81±4.78 Gy (28-55 Gy) with the average fraction size of 8-16 Gy to the planning target volume...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919878/pharmacy-residency-training-measured-through-a-standardized-knowledge-test
#15
Amy N Thompson, Brian P McKinzie, Jason S Haney, Jean M Nappi, Nicole Pilch
PURPOSE: The use of a standardized knowledge test to assess postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency training was evaluated. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of a prospectively administered exam. A bank of questions was developed by preceptors from each of the core rotation disciplines: general medicine (including ambulatory care and oncology), pediatrics, critical care (including transplantation), drug information, operations, practice management, and psychiatry...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919849/intraportal-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-prevents-acute-liver-failure-through-promoting-cell-proliferation-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
#16
Jian-Feng Sang, Xiao-Lei Shi, Bin Han, Tao Huang, Xu Huang, Hao-Zhen Ren, Yi-Tao Ding
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been regarded as a potential treatment for acute liver failure (ALF), but the optimal route was unknown. The present study aimed to explore the most effective MSCs transplantation route in a swine ALF model. METHODS: The swine ALF model induced by intravenous injection of D-Gal was treated by the transplantation of swine MSCs through four routes including intraportal injection (InP group), hepatic intra-arterial injection (AH group), peripheral intravenous injection (PV group) and intrahepatic injection (IH group)...
December 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919706/extreme-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgical-technique-outcomes-and-complications-after-a-minimum-of-one-year-follow-up
#17
I Domínguez, R Luque, M Noriega, J Rey, J Alia, F Marco-Martínez
«Minimally invasive» techniques have been recently been developed in order to achieve good clinical results with a low incidence of complications. The extralateral interbody fusion or direct transpsoas is a minimally invasive anterior arthrodesis. A total of 97 patients with 138 segments received surgery between May 2012 and May 2015. The follow-up was from 12-44 months. The mean age was 68 years (41-86). The most common cause of intervention was the adjacent segment (30%), deformity (22%), and lumbar disc disease (21%)...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919589/preincisional-and-postoperative-epidural-morphine-ropivacaine-ketamine-and-naloxone-treatment-for-postoperative-pain-management-in-upper-abdominal-surgery
#18
Hou-Chuan Lai, Chung-Bao Hsieh, Chih-Shung Wong, Chun-Chang Yeh, Zhi-Fu Wu
OBJECTIVE(S): Previous studies have shown that preincisional epidural morphine, bupivacaine, and ketamine combined with epidural anesthesia (EA) and general anesthesia (GA) provided pre-emptive analgesia for upper abdominal surgery. Recent studies reported that ultralow-dose naloxone enhanced the antinociceptive effect of morphine in rats. This study investigated the benefits of preincisional and postoperative epidural morphine + ropivacaine + ketamine + naloxone (M + R + K + N) treatment for achieving postoperative pain relief in upper abdominal surgery...
December 2, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919583/comparison-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-with-and-without-femoral-shortening-osteotomy-for-unilateral-mild-to-moderate-high-hip-dislocation
#19
Huiwu Li, Jiawei Xu, Xinhua Qu, Yuanqing Mao, Kerong Dai, Zhenan Zhu
BACKGROUND: This study compares the outcome between THA with and without femoral shortening osteotomy for unilateral mild to moderate high hip dislocation in developmental dysplasia of the hip patients. METHODS: The data on 42 hips in 42 patients who had undergone THA for unilateral mild to moderate high hip dislocation were retrospectively reviewed after being prospectively collected. In 22 patients, hips were reduced by soft tissue release and direct leverage using an elevator, without the osteotomy...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919496/cognitive-function-did-not-improve-after-initiation-of-natalizumab-treatment-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-a-prospective-one-year-dual-control-group-study
#20
M Sundgren, Fredrik Piehl, Åke Wahlin, Tom Brismar
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) is common and has severe implications. Natalizumab (NZ) has documented effects on relapse rate and radiological disease activity in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) but studies regarding its specific effects on cognitive functioning are few. Previous studies have reported improvement, however, often lacking relevant control groups. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the cognitive effects of NZ treatment, compared to patients on stable first-line treatment and healthy control subjects...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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