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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087832/comparison-of-cardiovascular-risk-algorithms-in-patients-with-vs-without-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-the-role-of-c-reactive-protein-in-predicting-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Evo Alemao, Hélène Cawston, François Bourhis, Maiwenn Al, Maureen Rutten-van Molken, Katherine P Liao, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVES: The aims were to compare the performance of cardiovascular risk calculators, Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and QRISK2, in RA and matched non-RA patients and to evaluate whether their performance could be enhanced by the addition of CRP. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis, using a clinical practice data set linked to Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data from the UK. Patients presenting with at least one RA diagnosis code and no prior cardiovascular events were matched to non-RA patients using disease risk scores...
January 12, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087409/thioredoxin-a-novel-biomarker-of-post-injury-sepsis
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Jesper Eriksson, Andreas Gidlöf, Mikael Eriksson, Emma Larsson, Olof Brattström, Anders Oldner
BACKGROUND: Thioredoxin (TRX), an endogenous anti-oxidant protein induced in inflammatory conditions, has been shown to increase in plasma and to be associated with outcome in septic patients. This biomarker has never been studied in a trauma setting. We hypothesized that TRX would be increased after trauma and associated with post-injury sepsis. METHODS: Single-centre prospective observational study conducted at the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, a level-1 trauma centre...
January 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087215/surgical-outcome-of-posterior-ankle-impingement-syndrome-with-concomitant-ankle-disorders-treated-simultaneously-in-patient-engaged-in-athletic-activity
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Wataru Miyamoto, Shinya Miki, Hirotaka Kawano, Masato Takao
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether simultaneous surgery for posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) and concomitant ankle disorders, such as anterior ankle impingement syndrome (AAIS), lateral ankle instability (LAI), and osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT), allows for early return to athletic activity. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients who engaged in athletic activity (mean age 27 [range 18-43] years) and were treated by a hindfoot endoscopic approach for PAIS alone or simultaneously for PAIS and concomitant ankle disorders were included in this study...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087171/a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-the-impact-of-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-on-mortality-in-patients-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteremia-treated-with-cefepime-or-ceftazidime
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Angharad R Ratliff, Chris A Gentry, Riley J Williams
The United States Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recently elected not to revise ceftazidime and cefepime Pseudomonas aeruginosa minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) susceptibility breakpoints but rather recommended specific dosage regimens to correspond to breakpoints. This study's objective was to examine mortality of low and high MIC P. aeruginosa isolates in bacteremic patients treated with cefepime or ceftazidime. Data were gathered through a Veterans Health Administration national administrative database for veterans with P...
January 3, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087087/pediatric-nurse-practitioners-effective-in-teaching-providers-the-asthma-action-plan-using-simulation
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Anne Borgmeyer, Patricia M Gyr, Emily Ahmad, Patrick M Ercole, Karen Balakas
Despite traditional education regarding the Asthma Action Plan (AAP), providers in the inpatient setting of a pediatric hospital reported lack of knowledge regarding the AAP and lack of confidence in teaching the AAP to patients and families. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)-led class incorporating simulation on resident physician knowledge of the AAP and confidence in teaching families the AAP. The study setting was a 250 bed Midwest academic pediatric hospital...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086825/toxicity-and-quality-of-life-report-of-a-phase-ii-study-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Matthew J Boyer, Michael A Papagikos, Rex Kiteley, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Jackie Wu, W Robert Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical data indicates that delivery of larger daily doses of radiation may improve the therapeutic ratio for prostate cancer compared to conventional fractionation. A phase II study of stereotactic body radiotherapy with real-time motion management and daily plan re-optimization for low to intermediate risk prostate cancer was undertaken to evaluate this hypothesis. This report details the toxicity and quality of life following treatment. METHODS: From 2009 to 2013, 60 patients with T1-T2c prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 6 and PSA ≤ 15 or Gleason score of 7 and PSA ≤ 10 were enrolled...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081383/inhibiting-effect-of-lithium-chloride-on-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-rats
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Shuo Yang, Shuo Yu, Xinli Liu, Jinyi Yu, Xiaosheng Zhang, Hong Lu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of lithium chloride in endotoxin-induced uveitis. METHODS: A total of 200 Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: a control group; EIU group; LiCl-treated control group; and LiCl-treated lipopolysaccharide group. Clinical score, slit-lamp photography, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining were used to determine the degree of inflammatory reaction. Level of glycogen synthase kinase3-beta and nuclear factor-kappa B p65 in iris-ciliary body was examined by western blot and RT-PCR...
January 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081337/do-anxiety-and-depression-statuses-differ-in-differentpolycystic-ovary-syndrome-phenotypes
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Derya Akdağ Cirik, Berna Dilbaz, Sezin Aksakal, Zeynep Kotan, Runa Özelçi, Funda Akpınar, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate psychological parameters and health quality profiles in women with reproductive polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) phenotypes and age matched controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study groups included 101 women with PCOS (54 with the National Institutes of Health [NIH] phenotype and 47 with the non-NIH phenotype) and 49 healthy female controls. The participants completed anxiety and depression scales and four quality of life domains. RESULTS: We identified the women with PCOS as having a 3...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080106/validity-of-the-brief-symptom-inventory-18-bsi-18-for-identifying-depression-and-anxiety-in-young-adult-cancer-survivors-comparison-with-a-structured-clinical-diagnostic-interview
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Christopher J Recklitis, Jaime E Blackmon, Grace Chang
The Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) is widely used to assess psychological symptoms in cancer survivors, but the validity of conventional BSI-18 cut-off scores in this population has been questioned. This study assessed the accuracy of the BSI-18 for identifying significant anxiety and depression in young adult cancer survivors (YACS), by comparing it with a "gold standard" diagnostic interview measure. Two hundred fifty YACS, age 18-40 completed the BSI-18 and the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV; SCID) interview assessing anxiety and depressive disorders...
January 12, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079259/three-point-transfusion-risk-score-in-hepatectomy
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M Lemke, C H L Law, J Li, E Dixon, M Tun Abraham, R Hernandez Alejandro, S Bennett, G Martel, P J Karanicolas
BACKGROUND: Perioperative red blood cell transfusions are required in up to 23 per cent of patients undergoing hepatectomy. Previous research has developed three transfusion risk scores to assess risk of perioperative red blood cell transfusion. Here, the performance of these transfusion risk scores was evaluated in a multicentre cohort of patients who underwent hepatectomy and compared with that of a simplified transfusion risk score. METHODS: A database of patients undergoing hepatectomy at four specialized centres between 2008 and 2012 was developed...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078747/granulocyte-monocyte-apheresis-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-to-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-drugs-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Iago Rodríguez-Lago, Laura Gómez-Irwin, Encarnación Fernández, Rebeca Higuera, José Luis Cabriada
Biologic anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs have demonstrated their efficacy for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Nevertheless, some patients will not respond to this therapy or will develop loss of response. Leukapheresis is the main non-pharmacological therapy for some immune-mediated diseases. The aim of our study was to describe our experience with this therapy in ulcerative colitis patients after loss of response to anti-TNF treatment. Leukapheresis was indicated in four patients with left-sided or extensive colitis because of partial response to biological therapy or secondary loss of response to it...
January 11, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078526/effectiveness-and-safety-of-entecavir-or-tenofovir-in-a-spanish-cohort-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-validation-of-the-page-b-score-to-predict-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Mar Riveiro-Barciela, David Tabernero, José L Calleja, Sabela Lens, María L Manzano, Francisco Gea Rodríguez, Javier Crespo, Belén Piqueras, Juan M Pascasio, Carmen Comas, Maria L Gutierrez, Alberto Aguirre, Emilio Suárez, Javier García-Samaniego, Miguel Rivero, Doroteo Acero, Miguel Fernandez-Bermejo, Diego Moreno, Pilar Sánchez-Pobre, Beatriz de Cuenca, J J Moreno-Palomares, Rafael Esteban, Maria Buti
BACKGROUND: Long-term antiviral therapy has resulted in viral suppression and biochemical response in chronic hepatitis B, although the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma has not been abolished. The Page-B score could be useful to estimate the probability of HCC. AIMS: To analyze the effectiveness and safety of entecavir or tenofovir for more than 4 years and the usefulness of Page-B score in the real-world setting. METHODS: Analysis of Caucasian chronic hepatitis B subjects treated with entecavir or tenofovir from the prospective, multicenter database CIBERHEP...
January 11, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078361/infix-versus-plating-for-pelvic-fractures-with-disruption-of-the-symphysis-pubis
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Rahul Vaidya, Adam Jonathan Martin, Matthew Roth, Kerellos Nasr, Petra Gheraibeh, Frederick Tonnos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare INFIX to plating in the treatment of unstable pelvic ring injuries with disruption of the symphysis. METHODS: Twenty-four patients treated with INFIX were compared to 28 patients fixed by plating. All patients had anterior and posterior fixation. Injuries were classified using the Young and Burgess and AO/OTA classification systems. Reductions of the pelvic ring were assessed using the pelvic deformity index (PDI) and symphyseal widening...
January 11, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078167/a-novel-strategy-for-attenuating-opioid-withdrawal-in-neonates
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Giovanni C Santoro, Samarth Shukla, Krishna Patel, Jakub Kaczmarzyk, Stergiani Agorastos, Sandra Scherrer, Yoon Young Choi, Christina Veith, Joseph Carrion, Rebecca Silverman, Danielle Mullin, Mohamed Ahmed, Wynne K Schiffer, Jonathan D Brodie, Stephen L Dewey
The rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has drastically increased over the past decade. The average hospital expense per NAS patient has tripled, while the number of babies born to opioid-dependent mothers has increased to 5 in 1000 births. Current treatment options are limited to opioid replacement and tapering. Consequently, we examined the efficacy of prenatal, low-dose and short-term vigabatrin (γ-vinyl GABA, GVG) exposure for attenuating these symptoms as well as the metabolic changes observed in the brains of these animals upon reaching adolescence...
August 2016: Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078108/egfr-family-and-cmet-expression-profiles-and-prognostic-significance-in-esophagogastric-adenocarcinoma
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Ellie Chan, Ahmad Alkhasawneh, Lizette Vila Duckworth, Tabish Aijaz, Tania Zuluaga Toro, Xiaomin Lu, Steven J Hughes, Amy Collinsworth, Thomas J George
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapy with anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) monoclonal antibody in patients with HER2 overexpressed esophagogastric adenocarcinoma (EGA) improves survival; however, the effect is transient due to the development of resistance. Some studies suggest that cMet overexpression provides cross talk for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and HER2 inhibition. We sought to characterize the expression profile of the EGFR family and cMet receptors in untreated, resected EGA...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077569/rain-rna-protein-association-and-interaction-networks
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Alexander Junge, Jan C Refsgaard, Christian Garde, Xiaoyong Pan, Alberto Santos, Ferhat Alkan, Christian Anthon, Christian von Mering, Christopher T Workman, Lars Juhl Jensen, Jan Gorodkin
Protein association networks can be inferred from a range of resources including experimental data, literature mining and computational predictions. These types of evidence are emerging for non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) as well. However, integration of ncRNAs into protein association networks is challenging due to data heterogeneity. Here, we present a database of ncRNA-RNA and ncRNA-protein interactions and its integration with the STRING database of protein-protein interactions. These ncRNA associations cover four organisms and have been established from curated examples, experimental data, interaction predictions and automatic literature mining...
2017: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077539/preoperative-butorphanol-and-flurbiprofen-axetil-therapy-attenuates-remifentanil-induced-hyperalgesia-after-laparoscopic-gynaecological-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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L Zhang, R Shu, Q Zhao, Y Li, Y Yu, G Wang
BACKGROUND: Several studies indicate that remifentanil exposure may engender opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Butorphanol and flurbiprofen axetil are proposed as adjunctive analgesics for postoperative pain control. This randomized double-blind controlled study was designed to investigate the antihyperalgesic effects of butorphanol combined with flurbiprofen axetil on opioid-induced hyperalgesia. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients undergoing elective laparoscopic gynaecological surgery with sevoflurane anaesthesia were randomized to one of four groups, as follows: intraoperative sufentanil 0...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077338/10-day-bismuth-containing-quadruple-therapy-is-effective-as-first-line-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-related-chronic-gastritis-a-prospective-randomized-study-in-china
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Liangjing Wang, Zhenghua Lin, Shujie Chen, Jun Li, Chun Xiao Chen, Zhiming Huang, Bin Ye, Jin Ding, Wei Li, Lunpo Wu, Ying Jiang, Lina Meng, Qin Du, Jianmin Si
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of 10-day bismuth-containing quadruple (B-quadruple) treatment as first-line therapy in patients with Helicobacter pylori related chronic gastritis. METHODS: Randomized control trial conducted from Oct. 2011 to Dec. 2013 in Zhejiang, China, including patients with H. pylori-related chronic gastritis who were randomly given either 10-day omeprazole-based triple (OM-triple, omeprazole 20 mg twice daily, clarithromycin 500 mg twice daily and amoxicillin 1g twice daily), or 10-day B-quadruple therapy (OM-triple + bismuth subcitrate 120 mg four times daily)...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077336/predicting-protein-submitochondrial-locations-by-incorporating-the-positional-specific-physicochemical-properties-into-chou-s-general-pseudo-amino-acid-compositions
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Ya-Sen Jiao, Pu-Feng Du
Predicting protein submitochondrial locations has been studied for about ten years. A dozen of methods were developed in this regard. Although a mitochondrion has four submitochondrial compartments, all existing studies considered only three of them. The mitochondrial intermembrane space proteins were always excluded in these studies. However, there are over 50 mitochondrial intermembrane space proteins in the recent release of UniProt database. We think it is time to incorporate these proteins in predicting protein submitochondrial locations...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077292/general-and-specific-factors-in-the-processing-of-faces
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Roeland J Verhallen, Jenny M Bosten, Patrick T Goodbourn, Adam J Lawrance-Owen, Gary Bargary, J D Mollon
The ability to recognize faces varies considerably between individuals, but does performance co-vary for tests of different aspects of face processing? For 397 participants (of whom the majority were university students) we obtained scores on the Mooney Face Test, Glasgow Face Matching Test (GFMT), Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT) and Composite Face Test. Overall performance was significantly correlated for each pair of tests, and we suggest the term f for the factor underlying this pattern of positive correlations...
January 7, 2017: Vision Research
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