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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343321/a-risk-score-based-on-admission-characteristics-to-predict-progressive-hemorrhagic-injury-from-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children
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Guo-Wen Hu, Hai-Li Lang, Hua Guo, Lei Wu, Pei Zhang, Wei Kuang, Xin-Gen Zhu
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in children, and progressive hemorrhagic injury (PHI) post TBI is associated with poor outcomes. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop and validate a prognostic model that uses the information available at admission to determine the likelihood of PHI occurrence after TBI in children. The identified demographic data, cause of injury, clinical predictors on admission, computed tomography scan characteristics, and routine laboratory parameters were collected and used to develop a PHI prognostic model with logistic regression analysis, and the prediction model was validated in 68 children...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343250/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-changes-predict-survival-after-intra-arterial-bevacizumab-treatment-in-recurrent-glioblastoma
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Naveen Galla, Gloria Chiang, Shamik Chakraborty, Ranjodh Singh, A John Tsiouris, John Boockvar, Ilhami Kovanlikaya
PURPOSE: Superselective intra-arterial cerebral infusion (SIACI) of bevacizumab (BV) has emerged as a novel therapy in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GB). This study assessed the use of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in predicting length of survival after SIACI BV and overall survival in patients with recurrent GB. METHODS: Sixty-five patients from a cohort enrolled in a phase I/II trial of SIACI BV for treatment of recurrent GB were retrospectively included in this analysis...
March 25, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342715/prediction-of-neonatal-respiratory-morbidity-by-quantitative-ultrasound-lung-texture-analysis-a-multicenter-study
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Montse Palacio, Elisenda Bonet-Carne, Teresa Cobo, Alvaro Perez-Moreno, Joan Sabrià, Jute Richter, Marian Kacerovsky, Bo Jacobsson, Raúl A García-Posada, Fernando Bugatto, Ramon Santisteve, Àngels Vives, Mauro Parra-Cordero, Edgar Hernandez-Andrade, José Luis Bartha, Pilar Carretero-Lucena, Kai Lit Tan, Rogelio Cruz-Martínez, Minke Burke, Suseela Vavilala, Igor Iruretagoyena, Juan Luis Delgado, Mauro Schenone, Josep Vilanova, Francesc Botet, George Sh Yeo, Jon Hyett, Jan Deprest, Roberto Romero, Eduard Gratacos
BACKGROUND: Prediction of neonatal respiratory morbidity may be useful to plan delivery in complicated pregnancies. The limited predictive performance of the current diagnostic tests together with the risks of an invasive procedure, limit the use of fetal lung maturity assessment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of quantitative ultrasound texture analysis (quantusFLM®) to predict neonatal respiratory morbidity in preterm and early-term (<39.0 weeks) deliveries ...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342570/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-differential-rates-of-coronary-revascularization-after-cardiac-catheterization
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Tasuku Terada, Jeffrey A Johnson, Colleen Norris, Raj Padwal, Weiyu Qiu, Arya M Sharma, Jayan Nagendran, Mary Forhan
BACKGROUND: The association of obesity with coronary revascularization procedures is not clear. We examined rates of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) associated with obesity while accounting for the severity of coronary disease and diabetes status. METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac catheterization were stratified according to coronary anatomy risks and diabetes status. Within each stratum, using normal body mass index (BMI) (18...
December 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342368/set-up-of-cutoff-thresholds-for-kinship-determination-using-snp-loci
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Sohee Cho, Eun Soon Shin, Hyung Jin Yu, Ji Hyun Lee, Hee Jin Seo, Moon Young Kim, Soong Deok Lee
The usefulness of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci for kinship testing has been demonstrated in many case works, and suggested as a promising marker for relationship identification. For interpreting results based on the calculation of the likelihood ratio (LR) in kinship testing, it is important to prepare cutoffs for respective relatives which are dependent on genetic relatedness. For this, analysis using true pedigree data is significant and reliable as it reflects the actual frequencies of markers in the population...
March 8, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340206/monitoring-the-quality-of-cardiac-surgery-based-on-three-or-more-surgical-outcomes-using-a-new-variable-life-adjusted-display
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Fah Fatt Gan, Xu Tang, Yexin Zhu, Puay Weng Lim
Quality problem or issue: The traditional variable life-adjusted display (VLAD) is a graphical display of the difference between expected and actual cumulative deaths. The VLAD assumes binary outcomes: death within 30 days of an operation or survival beyond 30 days. Full recovery and bedridden for life, for example, are considered the same outcome. This binary classification results in a great loss of information. Initial assessment: Although there are many grades of survival, the binary outcomes are commonly used to classify surgical outcomes...
March 17, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339332/disc-displacement-without-reduction-with-limited-opening-a-clinical-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Steven Kraus, Janey Prodoehl
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore the diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility of an examination by a physical therapist using a clinical patient population for diagnosing a specific sub-type of disc displacement (DDWoR wLO) compared to the imaged disc position. METHODS: Data from 46 patients with a clinical diagnosis of DDWoR wLO (92 clinical examinations and MRI records) were collected. Clinical diagnosis was made based on predefined diagnostic criteria, and the MRI diagnosis was made based on the MRI radiology report obtained from the dental provider...
March 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339314/an-analysis-of-ems-and-ed-detection-of-stroke
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Ian Medoro, David C Cone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Studies have shown a reduction in time-to-CT and improved process measures when EMS personnel notify the ED of a "stroke alert" from the field. However, there are few data on the accuracy of these EMS stroke alerts. The goal of this study was to examine diagnostic test performance of EMS and ED stroke alerts and related process measures. METHODS: The EMS and ED records of all stroke alerts in a large tertiary ED from August 2013-January 2014 were examined and data abstracted by one trained investigator, with data accuracy confirmed by a second investigator for 15% of cases...
March 24, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338875/does-baseline-hypotension-predict-incident-depression-in-a-cohort-of-community-dwelling-older-people-data-from-the-irish-longitudinal-study-on-ageing-tilda
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Robert Briggs, Rose Anne Kenny, Sean P Kennelly
Background: hypotension is now recognised as a risk factor for syncope, cardiovascular events and mortality, but it may also represent a risk factor for late life depression (LLD). The aim of this study was to clarify the longitudinal relationship between hypotension and incident LLD. Methods: this is a longitudinal study involving community-dwelling participants aged ≥50 years, using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. The Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was administered at baseline and at follow-up 2 years later...
March 10, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338544/associations-between-medication-class-and-subsequent-augmentation-of-depression-treatment-in-privately-insured-us-adults
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Omid Ameli, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Eric G Smith, Howard J Cabral, Marina Soley-Bori, Lewis E Kazis
IMPORTANCE: Treatment augmentation is an important clinical decision in the pharmacotherapy for depression, yet few studies have examined the rates of treatment augmentation by medication class. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine which initial pharmacotherapies for depression are more likely than others to result in subsequent treatment augmentation. METHODS: This study is a retrospective cohort analysis of administrative data of 214,705 privately insured US adults between the age of 18 and 64 years who were diagnosed with a new episode of depression in 2009...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338032/reliability-of-cbct-diagnosing-root-fractures-remains-uncertain
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Niloufar Amintavakoli, Silvia Spivakovsky
Data sourcesPubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Cochrane library, Embase, SCOPUS, CNKI and Wanfang databases were searched until April 2014 followed by hand searching of relevant references.Study selectionUsing no language restrictions two authors independently assessed for inclusion of in vivo and in vitro studies involving at least ten teeth on the use of CBCT for diagnosing complete root fractures on non-endodontically treated teeth.Data extraction and synthesisTwo authors independently assessed for inclusion and performed quality assessment using QUADAS-2 (quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy-2)...
March 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337598/likelihood-ratio-formulae-for-disputed-parentage-when-the-product-of-conception-is-trisomic
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Duncan A Taylor, Oliva Handt, Damien Abarno, John Buckleton
We present here the derivation of paternity index formulae that covers situations of a disputed paternity trio with a trisomic product of conception. We consider six possible mechanisms for trisomy to occur: dispermy, dieggy, paternal meiosis I or II, and maternal meiosis I or II in the calculation. We also provide a biological explanation for how each of the mechanisms could give rise to a trisomy. The paper is set out in a general manner so that the tables presented can be used on any instance of trisomic offspring...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336719/colon-cancer-screening-among-patients-receiving-dialysis-in-the-united-states-are-we-choosing-wisely
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Christopher A Carlos, Charles E McCulloch, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Barbara Grimes, Meda E Pavkov, Nilka R Burrows, Vahakn B Shahinian, Rajiv Saran, Neil R Powe, Kirsten L Johansen
The American Society of Nephrology recommends against routine cancer screening among asymptomatic patients receiving maintenance dialysis on the basis of limited survival benefit. To determine the frequency of colorectal cancer screening among patients on dialysis and the extent to which screening tests were targeted toward patients at lower risk of death and higher likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, we performed a cohort study of 469,574 Medicare beneficiaries ages ≥50 years old who received dialysis between January 1, 2007 and September 30, 2012...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336247/surgical-case-order-has-an-effect-on-the-risk-of-subsequent-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Antonia F Chen, Michael M Kheir, Joshua M Greenbaum, Camilo Restrepo, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is a serious complication with multiple etiologies. Prior spine literature has shown that later cases in the day were more likely to develop surgical site infection. However, the effect of case order on PJI after TJA is unknown. This study aims to determine the influence of case order, prior infected case, and terminal cleaning on the risk for a subsequent PJI. METHODS: A retrospective, single-institution study was conducted on 31,499 TJAs performed from 2000 to 2014...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336104/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-japanese-working-population-the-furukawa-nutrition-and-health-study
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Shamima Akter, Masafumi Eguchi, Kayo Kurotani, Takeshi Kochi, Ikuko Kashino, Rie Ito, Keisuke Kuwahara, Hiroko Tsuruoka, Isamu Kabe, Tetsuya Mizoue
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence has suggested a protective role of vitamin D on metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, studies addressing this issue are limited in Asia and it remains unclear whether calcium could modify the association. We examined the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) status with MetS, and the potential effect modification by calcium intake in a Japanese working population. METHODS: Study subjects were 1790 workers, ages 18 to 69 y, who participated in a health survey at the time of periodic checkup...
April 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336000/high-intensity-cannabis-use-and-hiv-clinical-outcomes-among-hiv-positive-people-who-use-illicit-drugs-in-vancouver-canada
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Stephanie Lake, Thomas Kerr, Rielle Capler, Jeannie Shoveller, Julio Montaner, M-J Milloy
BACKGROUND: Reforms to the legal status of medical and non-medical cannabis are underway in many jurisdictions, including Canada, as are renewed efforts to scale-up HIV treatment-as-prevention (TasP) initiatives. It has been suggested that high-intensity cannabis use may be associated with sub-optimal HIV treatment outcomes. Thus, using data from a setting with a community-wide treatment-as-prevention (TasP) initiative coinciding with increasing access to medical cannabis, we sought to investigate the possible impact of high-intensity cannabis use on HIV clinical outcomes...
March 20, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335775/evaluation-of-biomarker-canine-prostate-specific-arginine-esterase-cpse-for-the-diagnosis-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Dora Pinheiro, João Machado, Carlos Viegas, Cláudia Baptista, Estela Bastos, Joana Magalhães, Maria A Pires, Luís Cardoso, Ana Martins-Bessa
BACKGROUND: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common canine prostatic disorder. Although most or even all intact male dogs may develop BPH by 5-8 years of age, many show no clinical signs. Taking into account the non-specific character of clinical and ultrasonographic findings, a new diagnostic approach has recently been proposed based on the augmentation of blood canine prostate-specific arginine esterase (CPSE) in hyperplasic dogs. The aim of the present study was to verify CPSE levels in negative controls and hyperplasic dogs, considering cytological findings as the reference method and taking into account the fact that controls were middle-aged intact dogs (median of 5...
March 23, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334898/changing-knowledge-and-practices-of-mothers-on-newborn-care-through-mother-class-an-intervention-study-in-indonesia
#18
Narila Mutia Nasir, Yuli Amran, Yasuhide Nakamura
Poor knowledge and practices of newborn care may contribute to high neonatal mortality. This study aims to analyze the effect of prenatal education, namely 'mother class', on knowledge and practices of newborn care among mothers in Tangerang Selatan District, Indonesia. An intervention study with a quasi-experimental design was conducted. Using a questionnaire, 427 mothers were interviewed: an intervention group (n = 214) that attended mother class and a control group (n = 213) that had not. A home visit followed the intervention to assess newborn care practices...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334212/sequential-sampling-plan-of-anthonomus-grandis-coleoptera-curculionidae-in-cotton-plants
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J F J Grigolli, L A Souza, T A Mota, M G Fernandes, A C Busoli
The boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is one of the most important pests of cotton production worldwide. The objective of this work was to develop a sequential sampling plan for the boll weevil. The studies were conducted in Maracaju, MS, Brazil, in two seasons with cotton cultivar FM 993. A 10,000-m2 area of cotton was subdivided into 100 of 10- by 10-m plots, and five plants per plot were evaluated weekly, recording the number of squares with feeding + oviposition punctures of A...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333950/drug-resistant-hiv-behaviors-and-characteristics-among-los-angeles-men-who-have-sex-with-men-with-new-hiv-diagnosis
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Pamina M Gorbach, Marjan Javanbakht, Lorelei Bornfleth, Robert K Bolan, Martha Lewis Blum
Epidemiology of drug resistant HIV has focused on trends and less attention has been given to identification of factors, especially behaviors including substance use, in acquisition of drug-resistant HIV. From 2009 to 2012 The Metromates Study enrolled and followed for one year men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking testing for HIV in a community clinic in Los Angeles assessing those testing positive for acute and recent HIV infection. Behavioral data were collected via Computer-Assisted Self-Interview from 125 classified as newly HIV infected and 91 as chronically infected (newly HIV-diagnosed); specimens were available and viable for resistance testing for 154 of the 216 HIV positives with new diagnoses...
2017: PloS One
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