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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088775/diagnostic-accuracy-of-glycated-hemoglobin-for-post-transplantation-diabetes-mellitus-after-kidney-transplantation-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ana Laura Pimentel, Gabriela Cavagnolli, Joíza Lins Camargo
BACKGROUND: Early detection of post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) allows prompt clinical and pharmacological interventions, reducing the chance of adverse outcomes. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the overall diagnostic accuracy of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) for the diagnosis of renal PTDM. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and SCOPUS up to June 2016. Studies that included adults without previous diabetes were selected if they reported an oral glucose tolerance test as a reference test, HbA1c levels measured by standardized methods and data necessary for drawing 2 × 2 tables...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088739/the-effects-of-rurality-on-substance-use-disorder-diagnosis-a-multiple-groups-latent-class-analysis
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Billy Brooks, Matthew McBee, Robert Pack, Arsham Alamian
BACKGROUND: Rates of accidental overdose mortality from substance use disorder (SUD) have risen dramatically in the United States since 1990. Between 1999 and 2004 alone rates increased 62% nationwide, with rural overdose mortality increasing at a rate 3 times that seen in urban populations. Cultural differences between rural and urban populations (e.g., educational attainment, unemployment rates, social characteristics, etc.) affect the nature of SUD, leading to disparate risk of overdose across these communities...
January 6, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088510/association-between-nocturnal-blood-pressure-dips-and-optic-disc-hemorrhage-in-patients-with-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Junki Kwon, Jinyoung Lee, Jaewan Choi, Dawoon Jeong, Michael S Kook
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dips on the occurrence of optic disc hemorrhage (ODH) in normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) patients and determine whether ODH is associated with greater likelihood of visual field progression (VFP). DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. METHODS: This study enrolled 698 eyes of 349 consecutive NTG patients who were ≥40 years old, underwent 24 hour intraocular pressure and ambulatory BP monitoring in the habitual position, were examined for ODH every 4-6 months with optic disc photography, and had ≥ five reliable VF tests with minimum follow-up of 3 years...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088508/relationship-between-central-retinal-vessel-trunk-location-and-visual-field-loss-in-glaucoma
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Mengyu Wang, Hui Wang, Louis R Pasquale, Neda Baniasadi, Lucy Q Shen, Peter J Bex, Tobias Elze
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between horizontal central retinal vessel trunk location (CRVTL) on glaucomatous optic discs and sector-specific visual field (VF) loss. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. METHODS: CRVTL of 421 eyes from 421 patients was manually tracked on the horizontal optic disc axis on fundus images. Focal circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (cpRNFLT) measurements were extracted from optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088304/mechanical-biomarkers-of-medial-compartment-knee-osteoarthritis-diagnosis-and-severity-grading-discovery-phase
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Neila Mezghani, Youssef Ouakrim, Alexandre Fuentes, Amar Mitiche, Nicola Hagemeister, Pascal-André Vendittoli, Jacques A de Guise
OBJECTIVE: To investigate, as a discovery phase, if 3D knee kinematics assessment parameters can serve as mechanical biomarkers, more specifically as diagnostic biomarker and burden of disease biomarkers, as defined in the Burden of Disease, Investigative, Prognostic, Efficacy of Intervention and Diagnostic classification scheme for osteoarthritis (OA) (Altman et al., 1986). These biomarkers consist of a set of biomechanical parameters discerned from 3D knee kinematic patterns, namely, flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, and tibial internal/external rotation measurements, during gait recording...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087872/clinical-inquiry-how-do-clinical-prediction-rules-compare-with-joint-fluid-analysis-in-diagnosing-gout
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Katie L Westerfield, Anne Mounsey, Joan Nashelsky
Clinical prediction rules effectively diagnose gout without joint fluid analysis. The American College of Rheumatology clinical prediction rules, the most accurate rules developed for research purposes, have a sensitivity of 92%, specificity of 89%, positive likelihood ratio of 8.36, and negative likelihood ratio of 0.09.
November 2016: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087804/clinical-selection-strategies-to-identify-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-large-anterior-vessel-occlusion-results-from-sits-istr-safe-implementation-of-thrombolysis-in-stroke-international-stroke-thrombolysis-registry
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Jan F Scheitz, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Rachael L MacIsaac, Charith Cooray, Heidi Sucharew, Dawn Kleindorfer, Pooja Khatri, Joseph P Broderick, Heinrich J Audebert, Niaz Ahmed, Nils Wahlgren, Matthias Endres, Christian H Nolte, Kennedy R Lees
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) correlates with presence of large anterior vessel occlusion (LAVO). However, the application of the full NIHSS in the prehospital setting to select patients eligible for treatment with thrombectomy is limited. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of simple clinical selection strategies. METHODS: Data from the Safe Implementation of Thrombolysis in Stroke International Stroke Thrombolysis Registry (January 2012-May 2014) were analyzed retrospectively...
January 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087201/reduction-in-adolescent-depression-after-contact-with-mental-health-services-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-in-the-uk
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Sharon A S Neufeld, Valerie J Dunn, Peter B Jones, Tim J Croudace, Ian M Goodyer
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the association between service contact and subsequent mental health in adolescents is scarce, and previous findings are mixed. We aimed to longitudinally assess the extent to which depressive symptoms in adolescents change after contact with mental health services. METHODS: As part of a longitudinal cohort study, between April 28, 2005, and March 17, 2010, we recruited 1238 14-year-old adolescents and their primary caregivers from 18 secondary schools in Cambridgeshire, UK...
January 10, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087124/the-acoustic-breathiness-index-abi-a-multivariate-acoustic-model-for-breathiness
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Ben Barsties V Latoszek, Youri Maryn, Ellen Gerrits, Marc De Bodt
OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of voice quality is a major component of voice assessment. The aim of the present study was to develop a new multivariate acoustic model for the evaluation of breathiness. METHOD: Concatenated voice samples of continuous speech and the sustained vowel [a:] from 970 subjects with dysphonia and 88 vocally healthy subjects were perceptually judged for breathiness severity. Acoustic analyses were conducted on the same concatenated voice samples after removal of the non-voiced segments of the continuous speech sample...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081533/eeg-monitoring-technique-influences-the-management-of-hypoxic-ischemic-seizures-in-neonates-undergoing-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Saber Jan, Frances J Northington, Charlamaine M Parkinson, Carl E Stafstrom
Electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring techniques for neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) are evolving over time, and the specific type of EEG utilized could influence seizure diagnosis and management. We examined whether the type of EEG performed affected seizure treatment decisions (e.g., the choice and number of antiseizure drugs [ASDs]) in therapeutic hypothermia-treated neonates with HI from 2007 to 2015 in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. During this period, 3 different EEG monitoring protocols were utilized: Period 1 (2007-2009), single, brief conventional EEG (1 h duration) at a variable time during therapeutic hypothermia treatment, i...
January 17, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081515/distinguishing-subpopulations-of-marijuana-users-with-latent-profile-analysis
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Matthew R Pearson, Adrian J Bravo, Bradley T Conner
BACKGROUND: Although marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, little is known about the effects of typical marijuana use patterns and whether there are distinct subgroups of marijuana users. METHODS: The present study used latent profile analysis to determine the number of distinct subgroups of marijuana users in a large sample of college students (n=2129 past month marijuana users across 11 universities). We also examined how these distinct groups differ on several putative risk/protective factors (e...
November 23, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081292/the-utility-of-abbreviated-patient-reported-outcomes-for-predicting-survival-in-early-stage-colorectal-cancer
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Tina Hsu, Caroline H Speers, Hagen F Kennecke, Winson Y Cheung
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly used in clinical settings. Prior research suggests that PROs collected at baseline may be associated with cancer survival, but most of those studies were conducted in patients with breast or lung cancer. The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between prospectively collected PROs and cancer-specific outcomes in patients with early stage colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients who had newly diagnosed stage II or III colorectal cancer from 2009 to 2010 and had a consultation at the British Columbia Cancer Agency completed the brief Psychosocial Screen for Cancer (PSSCAN) questionnaire, which collects data on patients' perceived social supports, quality of life (QOL), anxiety and depression, and general health...
January 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081234/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-influenza-vaccination-among-adults-with-chronic-medical-conditions-vary-by-age-in-the-united-states
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Degan Lu, Yanru Qiao, Natalie E Brown, Junling Wang
BACKGROUND: People living with chronic health conditions exhibit higher risk for developing severe complications from influenza according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. Although racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination have been documented, it has not been comprehensively determined whether similar disparities are present among the adult population with at least one such condition. OBJECTIVE: To study if racial and ethnic disparities in relation to influenza vaccination are present in adults suffering from at least one chronic condition and if such inequalities differ between age groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079766/attempted-and-successful-vacuum-assisted-vaginal-delivery-by-prepregnancy-body-mass-index
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Sebastian Z Ramos, Molly E Waring, Katherine Leung, Nili S Amir, Annika L Bannon, Tiffany A Moore Simas
OBJECTIVE: To examine rates of attempted and successful vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery by prepregnancy body mass index (BMI). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2,084 women with singleton gestations needing operative delivery assistance and vacuum-eligible (fully dilated, +2 station or greater, 34 weeks of gestation or greater) using 2006-2014 inpatient records. Prepregnancy BMI was categorized as underweight (less than 18.5), normal weight (18...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079604/prior-use-of-calcium-channel-blockers-is-associated-with-decreased-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Maryse A Wiewel, Lonneke A van Vught, Brendon P Scicluna, Arie J Hoogendijk, Jos F Frencken, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Janneke Horn, Olaf L Cremer, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll
OBJECTIVES: Experimental studies suggest that calcium channel blockers can improve sepsis outcome. The aim of this study was to determine the association between prior use of calcium channel blockers and the outcome of patients admitted to the ICU with sepsis. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: The ICUs of two tertiary care hospitals in the Netherlands. PATIENTS: In total, 1,060 consecutive patients admitted with sepsis were analyzed, 18...
January 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078920/do-predictors-of-return-to-work-and-recurrence-of-work-disability-due-to-mental-disorders-vary-by-age-a-cohort-study
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Pauliina Mattila-Holappa, Jenni Ervasti, Matti Joensuu, Kirsi Ahola, Jaana Pentti, Tuula Oksanen, Jussi Vahtera, Mika KivimÄki, Marianna Virtanen
BACKGROUND: The extent to which predictors of return to work (RTW) and recurrence of work disability episodes vary by age group is not well understood. METHODS: We examined the associations of sociodemographic and clinical factors with RTW and recurrence after mental-disorder-related work disability episodes in a cohort of 10,496 Finnish public sector employees. Disability records were derived from national disability registers between 2005 and 2011. Effect modification by age was examined in age groups of 21-34, 35-50 and >50 years...
January 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077252/incorporating-body-type-apple-vs-pear-in-stop-bang-questionnaire-improves-its-validity-to-detect-osa
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Lisa Sangkum, Ikrita Klair, Chok Limsuwat, Sabrina Bent, Leann Myers, Supat Thammasitboon
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether adding the item of "apple body type" to the STOP-BANG questionnaire enhances diagnostic performance of the questionnaire for detecting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Sleep center setting. PATIENTS: Two hundred and eight subjects who were referred for an evaluation of possible OSA at Tulane Comprehensive Sleep Center...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076648/latent-class-profile-of-psychiatric-symptoms-and-treatment-utilization-in-a-sample-of-patients-with-co-occurring-disorders
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Luis Villalobos-Gallegos, Rodrigo Marín-Navarrete, Calos Roncero, Hugo González-Cantú
Objective: To identify symptom-based subgroups within a sample of patients with co-occurring disorders (CODs) and to analyze intersubgroup differences in mental health services utilization. Methods: Two hundred and fifteen patients with COD from an addiction clinic completed the Symptom Checklist 90-Revised. Subgroups were determined using latent class profile analysis. Services utilization data were collected from electronic records during a 3-year span. Results: The five-class model obtained the best fit (Bayesian information criteria [BIC] = 3,546...
January 9, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076308/measurements-of-serum-non-ceruloplasmin-copper-by-a-direct-fluorescent-method-specific-to-cu-ii
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Rosanna Squitti, Mariacristina Siotto, Emanuele Cassetta, Imane Ghafir El Idrissi, Nicola A Colabufo
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses indicated the breakdown of copper homeostasis in the sporadic form of Alzheimer's disease (AD), comprising copper decreases within the brain and copper increases in the blood and the pool not bound to ceruloplasmin (non-Cp Cu, also known in the literature as "free" copper). The calculated non-Cp Cu (Walshe's) index has many limitations. METHODS: A direct fluorescent method for non-Cp Cu detection has been developed and data are presented herein...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074326/minimally-invasive-staging-surgery-in-women-with-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Amy J Bregar, Alexander Melamed, Elisabeth Diver, Joel T Clemmer, Shitanshu Uppal, John O Schorge, Laurel W Rice, Marcela G Del Carmen, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the adoption of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) compared with laparotomy in the treatment of endometrial cancer and to compare surgical outcomes and survival between these two surgical modalities. METHODS: We utilized the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to identify women diagnosed with presumed early-stage endometrial cancer between 2010 and 2012. We also identified factors associated with the performance of MIS and utilized propensity score matching to create a matched cohort of women who underwent minimally invasive staging surgery or laparotomy for surgical staging...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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