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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412020/cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-is-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-and-the-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Nicolas L Madsen, Stuart L Goldstein, Trine Frøslev, Christian F Christiansen, Morten Olsen
Cardiac surgery associated-acute kidney injury (CS-AKI) occurs in 30-50% of patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Here we determine if CS-AKI is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with congenital heart disease. Using Danish regional population-based registries, our cohort study included patients with congenital heart disease born between 1990-2010 with first cardiac surgery between 2005 and 2010 (under 15 years of age). Utilizing in- and out-patient laboratory serum creatinine data, we identified individuals fulfilling KDIGO stages of AKI within 5 days of cardiac surgery...
April 12, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393590/feasibility-of-extended-dosing-intervals-of-denosumab
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Jacob K Kettle, Puja B Patel
Purpose Denosumab is a crucial supportive care agent for patients with advanced cancers affecting the bone. Despite the importance of treatment, logistical and financial obstacles hinder the ability to maintain long-term adherence. This analysis was designed to provide preliminary data regarding the feasibility of extended denosumab dosing intervals. Methods This retrospective, case cohort study was conducted on patients receiving treatment with denosumab for malignancies with bone involvement. A total of 60 patients were identified for analysis and were divided into cohorts according to the average number of days between denosumab doses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387881/review-article-intermediate-alleles-of-huntington-s-disease-htt-gene-in-different-populations-worldwide-a-systematic-review
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T A Apolinário, C L A Paiva, L A Agostinho
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by a dynamic mutation due to the expansion of CAG repeats in the HTT gene (4p16.3). The considered normal alleles have less than 27 CAG repeats. Intermediate alleles (IAs) show 27 to 35 CAG repeats and expanded alleles have more than 35 repeats. The IAs apparently have shown a normal phenotype. However, there are some reported associations between individuals that bear an IA and clinical HD signs, such as behavioral disturbs...
April 5, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387693/visual-vestibular-processing-deficits-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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W G Wright, R T Tierney, J McDevitt
BACKGROUND: The search for reliable and valid signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly synonymous with concussion, has lead to a growing body of evidence that individuals with long-lasting, unremitting impairments often experience visual and vestibular symptoms, such as dizziness, postural and gait disturbances. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the role of visual-vestibular processing deficits following concussion. METHODS: A number of clinically accepted vestibular, oculomotor, and balance assessments as well as a novel virtual reality (VR)-based balance assessment device were used to assess adults with post-acute concussion (n = 14) in comparison to a healthy age-matched cohort (n = 58)...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384461/implant-placement-is-more-accurate-using-dynamic-navigation
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Michael S Block, Robert W Emery, Daniel R Cullum, Ali Sheikh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study was to measure and compare the accuracy and precision of dynamic navigation with freehand (FH) implant fixture placement. The authors hypothesized that the evaluated dynamic navigation system would have high accuracy and precision and would be superior to FH methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a prospective cohort study and enrolled patients who had implants placed from December 2014 through December 2016...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374950/remission-in-epilepsy-how-long-is-enough
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Matti Sillanpää, Dieter Schmidt, Maiju M Saarinen, Shlomo Shinnar
OBJECTIVE: The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has proposed to expand the definition of remission to 10 years seizure-free with the last 5 years off antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). We examined if a 10-year remission is needed to predict the lowest recurrence risk. METHODS: The population-based study cohort consisted of 148 patients with new-onset childhood epilepsy living in the catchment area of Turku University Hospital. They were prospectively followed for 44 years (median)...
April 4, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366306/the-largpad-trial-phase-iia-evaluation-of-l-arginine-infusion-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Vikram S Kashyap, Ryan O Lakin, Patricia Campos, Matthew Allemang, Ann Kim, Timur P Sarac, Alfred Hausladen, Jonathan S Stamler
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial function is improved by l-arginine (l-arg) supplementation in preclinical and clinical studies of mildly diseased vasculature; however, endothelial function and responsiveness to l-arg in severely diseased arteries is not known. Our objective was to evaluate the acute effects of catheter-directed l-arg delivery in patients with chronic lower extremity ischemia secondary to peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: The study enrolled 22 patients (45% male) with peripheral arterial disease (mean age, 62 years) requiring lower extremity angiography...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358672/generalisability-of-a-virtual-trials-method-for-glycaemic-control-in-intensive-care
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Jennifer L Dickson, Kent W Stewart, Christopher G Pretty, Marine Flechet, Thomas Desaive, Sophie Penning, Bernard C Lambermont, Balazs Benyo, Geoffrey M Shaw, Geoff Chase
BACKGROUND: Elevated blood glucose (BG) concentrations (Hyperglycaemia) are a common complication in critically ill patients. Insulin therapy is commonly used to treat hyperglycaemia, but metabolic variability often results in poor BG control and low BG (hypoglycaemia). OBJECTIVE: This paper presents a model-based virtual trial method for glycaemic control protocol design, and evaluates its generalisability across different populations. METHODS: Model-based insulin sensitivity (SI) was used to create virtual patients from clinical data from three different ICUs in New Zealand, Hungary, and Belgium...
March 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356241/virtual-reality-for-management-of-pain-in-hospitalized-patients-results-of-a-controlled-trial
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Vartan C Tashjian, Sasan Mosadeghi, Amber R Howard, Mayra Lopez, Taylor Dupuy, Mark Reid, Bibiana Martinez, Shahzad Ahmed, Francis Dailey, Karen Robbins, Bradley Rosen, Garth Fuller, Itai Danovitch, Waguih IsHak, Brennan Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Improvements in software and design and reduction in cost have made virtual reality (VR) a practical tool for immersive, three-dimensional (3D), multisensory experiences that distract patients from painful stimuli. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to measure the impact of a onetime 3D VR intervention versus a two-dimensional (2D) distraction video for pain in hospitalized patients. METHODS: We conducted a comparative cohort study in a large, urban teaching hospital in medical inpatients with an average pain score of ≥3/10 from any cause...
March 29, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355279/highly-sensitive-measurements-of-disease-progression-in-rare-disorders-developing-and-validating-a-multimodal-model-of-retinal-degeneration-in-stargardt-disease
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Stanley Lambertus, Nathalie M Bax, Ana Fakin, Joannes M M Groenewoud, B Jeroen Klevering, Anthony T Moore, Michel Michaelides, Andrew R Webster, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Carel B Hoyng
BACKGROUND: Each inherited retinal disorder is rare, but together, they affect millions of people worldwide. No treatment is currently available for these blinding diseases, but promising new options-including gene therapy-are emerging. Arguably, the most prevalent retinal dystrophy is Stargardt disease. In each case, the specific combination of ABCA4 variants (> 900 identified to date) and modifying factors is virtually unique. It accounts for the vast phenotypic heterogeneity including variable rates of functional and structural progression, thereby potentially limiting the ability of phase I/II clinical trials to assess efficacy of novel therapies with few patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346293/comparison-of-experts-and-residents-performing-a-complex-procedure-in-a-temporal-bone-surgery-simulator
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Ioanna Ioannou, Yun Zhou, Sudanthi Wijewickrema, Patorn Piromchai, Bridget Copson, Gregor Kennedy, Stephen O'Leary
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of automated metrics from a virtual reality (VR) temporal bone surgery simulator to determine how the performance of experts and trainees differs when performing a complex otological procedure (mastoidectomy with posterior tympanotomy and cochleostomy). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODS: Using the University of Melbourne VR temporal bone surgery simulator, seven ENT consultants and seven ENT residents performed two trials of the surgical approach to cochlear implantation on a virtual temporal bone...
March 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343067/reading-problems-and-major-mental-disorders-co-occurrences-and-familial-overlaps-in-a-swedish-nationwide-cohort
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Martin Cederlöf, Barbara Maughan, Henrik Larsson, Brian M D'Onofrio, Robert Plomin
Reading problems often co-occur with ADHD and conduct disorder. However, the patterns of co-occurrence and familial overlap between reading problems and other psychiatric disorders have not been systematically explored. We conducted a register-based cohort study including 8719 individuals with reading problems and their siblings, along with matched comparison individuals. Conditional logistic regressions estimated risks for ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, substance use disorder, and violent/non-violent criminality in individuals with reading problems and their siblings...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340245/unacceptable-human-leucocyte-antigens-for-organ-offers-in-the-era-of-organ-shortage-influence-on-waiting-time-before-kidney-transplantation
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Malte Ziemann, Nicole Heßler, Inke R König, Nils Lachmann, Andrea Dick, Vanessa Ditt, Klemens Budde, Petra Reinke, Ute Eisenberger, Barbara Suwelack, Thomas Klein, Timm H Westhoff, Wolfgang Arns, Katrin Ivens, Antje Habicht, Lutz Renders, Dirk Stippel, Dominik Bös, Florian Sommer, Siegfried Görg, Martin Nitschke, Thorsten Feldkamp, Falko M Heinemann, Reinhard Kelsch
Background.: The assignment of human leucocyte antigens (HLAs) against which antibodies are detected as unacceptable antigens (UAGs) avoids allocation of HLA- incompatible allografts. There is uncertainty as to what extent UAGs decrease the probability of receiving a kidney offer. Methods.: Kidney transplantations in 3264 patients on the waiting lists of six German transplant centres were evaluated for a period of at least 2 years. The proportion of excluded offers due to UAGs was calculated as virtual panel-reactive antibodies (vPRAs)...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339409/practice-based-evidence-from-a-clinical-cohort-that-received-pediatric-constraint-induced-movement-therapy
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Stephanie C DeLuca, Mary Rebekah Trucks, Dorian A Wallace, Sharon L Ramey
PURPOSE: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is now designated a highly efficacious treatment for children with cerebral palsy, based on rigorous clinical trials. Yet virtually no evidence confirms that these moderate to large size effects can be replicated in clinical practice for a more heterogeneous clinical population. Thus there is a need to collect and report treatment outcome data based on actual clinical practice as a critical next step for implementation. METHODS: This study presents results from a prospective study conducted on a clinical cohort of 88 children, 18 months to 12 years old (M = 55 months, SD = 5 months), who received high-intensity CIMT known as ACQUIREc...
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330651/serial-assessment-of-tissue-precursors-and%C3%A2-progression-of-coronary-calcification-analyzed-by-fusion-of-ivus-and-oct-5-year-follow-up-of-scaffolded-and-nonscaffolded-arteries
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Yaping Zeng, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Shaoping Nie, Hans Jonker, Jouke Dijkstra, Maria D Radu, Lorenz Räber, Dougal R McClean, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evald H Christiansen, Therese Fahrni, Jacques Koolen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Nico Bruining, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess calcium growth with fused grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) from baseline to 5-year follow-up in patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. BACKGROUND: IVUS and OCT have individual strengths in assessing plaque composition and volume. Fusion of images obtained using these methods could potentially aid in coronary plaque assessment...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327945/enhancing-knowledge-discovery-from-cancer-genomics-data-with-galaxy
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Marco A Albuquerque, Bruno M Grande, Elie J Ritch, Prasath Pararajalingam, Selin Jessa, Martin Krzywinski, Jasleen K Grewal, Sohrab P Shah, Paul C Boutros, Ryan D Morin
The field of cancer genomics has demonstrated the power of massively parallel sequencing techniques to inform on the genes and specific alterations that drive tumor onset and progression. Although large comprehensive sequence data sets continue to be made increasingly available, data analysis remains an ongoing challenge, particularly for laboratories lacking dedicated resources and bioinformatics expertise. To address this, we have produced a collection of Galaxy tools that represent many popular algorithms for detecting somatic genetic alterations from cancer genome and exome data...
March 9, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326003/effects-of-organic-food-consumption-on-human-health-the-jury-is-still-out
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Marcin Barański, Leonidas Rempelos, Per Ole Iversen, Carlo Leifert
The most recent systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses have indicated significant and nutritionally-relevant composition differences between organic and conventional foods. This included higher antioxidant, but lower cadmium and pesticide levels in organic crops, and higher omega-3 fatty acids concentrations in organic meat and dairy products. Also, results from a small number of human cohort studies indicate that there are positive associations between organic food consumption and reduced risk/incidence of certain acute diseases (e...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291296/-the-role-of-distinctiveness-of-stimulus-in-memory-distrust-as-a-function-of-repeated-checking
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Talat Demirsöz, H Belgin Ayvaşık
OBJECTIVE: Recent literature proposes that repeated checking increases familiarity with the material, making recollections less vivid and detailed and promoting distrust in memory. The aim of the current study is to investigate the possible underlying mechanisms of low confidence in memory. METHOD: The Padua Inventory-Washington State University Revision (PI-WSUR) was applied in a cohort of university students. Among the students who completed the PI-WSUR, 84 participants were selected and assigned to low Obsessive-Compulsive Symptomatology (OCS) group or high OCS group according to their PI-WSUR scores...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288604/hiv-prevalence-and-uptake-of-hiv-aids-services-among-youths-15-24-years-in-fishing-and-neighboring-communities-of-kasensero-rakai-district-south-western-uganda
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Richardson Mafigiri, Joseph K B Matovu, Fredrick Edward Makumbi, Anthony Ndyanabo, Doreen Nabukalu, Moses Sakor, Godfrey Kigozi, Fred Nalugoda, Rhoda K Wanyenze
BACKGROUND: Although fishing communities have a significantly higher HIV prevalence than the general population, there is paucity of data on the burden of HIV and service utilization, particularly among the youth. We assessed the HIV prevalence and utilization of HIV prevention and treatment services among youth in Kasensero fishing community and the neighboring communities. METHOD: Data were derived from the Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS) surveys conducted between 2013 and 2014...
March 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271121/medication-use-among-veterans-across-health-care-systems
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Khoa A Nguyen, David A Haggstrom, Susan Ofner, Susan M Perkins, Dustin D French, Laura J Myers, Marc Rosenman, Michael Weiner, Brian E Dixon, Alan J Zillich
INTRODUCTION: Dual healthcare system use can create gaps and fragments of information for patient care. The Department of Veteran Affairs is implementing a health information exchange (HIE) program called the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER), which allows providers to access and share information across healthcare systems. HIE has the potential to improve the safety of medication use. However, data regarding the pattern of outpatient medication use across systems of care is largely unknown...
March 8, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
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