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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108796/a-clinical-decision-rule-for-the-use-of-ultrasound-in-children-presenting-with-acute-inflammatory-neck-masses
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Farahnaz Golriz, George S Bisset, Beth D'Amico, Andrea T Cruz, Kiyetta H Alade, Wei Zhang, Lane F Donnelly
OBJECTIVE: To identify the association between clinical and ultrasound findings and surgical drainage in children with inflammatory neck masses and to create a clinical decision rule that allows for reduction of unnecessary use of ultrasound in inflammatory neck masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed data on patients ≤18 years who visited our emergency department between 2012 and 2014 with inflammatory neck swelling and who underwent ultrasound examinations of the neck...
January 21, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108468/metabolic-biomarker-signature-to-differentiate-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-from-chronic-pancreatitis
#2
Julia Mayerle, Holger Kalthoff, Regina Reszka, Beate Kamlage, Erik Peter, Bodo Schniewind, Sandra González Maldonado, Christian Pilarsky, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Philipp Schatz, Marius Distler, Jonas A Scheiber, Ujjwal M Mahajan, F Ulrich Weiss, Robert Grützmann, Markus M Lerch
OBJECTIVE: Current non-invasive diagnostic tests can distinguish between pancreatic cancer (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) in only about two thirds of patients. We have searched for blood-derived metabolite biomarkers for this diagnostic purpose. DESIGN: For a case-control study in three tertiary referral centres, 914 subjects were prospectively recruited with PDAC (n=271), CP (n=282), liver cirrhosis (n=100) or healthy as well as non-pancreatic disease controls (n=261) in three consecutive studies...
January 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108099/risk-stratification-and-prognostic-nomogram-for-post-recurrence-overall-survival-in-patients-with-recurrent-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Byoung Hyuck Kim, Kyubo Kim, Eui Kyu Chie, Jeanny Kwon, Jin-Young Jang, Sun Whe Kim, Do-Youn Oh, Yung-Jue Bang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate post-recurrence overall survival (PROS) in patients with recurrent extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHC) and to indicate which groups of patients need active salvage treatments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 251 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery followed by adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for EHC. Among these, 144 patients experienced a recurrence and were included for further analysis...
January 17, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107602/evaluation-of-a-24-gene-signature-for-prognosis-of-metastatic-events-and-prostate-cancer-specific-mortality
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Kathryn L Pellegrini, Martin G Sanda, Dattatraya Patil, Qi Long, María Santiago-Jiménez, Mandeep Takhar, Nicholas Erho, Kasra Yousefi, Elai Davicioni, Eric A Klein, Robert B Jenkins, R Jeffrey Karnes, Carlos S Moreno
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic potential of Sig24 for identifying prostate cancer patients at risk of developing metastases or experiencing PCSM following radical prostatectomy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sig24 scores were calculated from previously collected gene expression microarray data from the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic (I and II). The performance of Sig24 was determined using time-dependent c-index analysis, Cox proportional hazards regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
January 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107186/the-combination-of-pd-l1-expression-and-decreased-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Hitomi Mori, Makoto Kubo, Rin Yamaguchi, Reiki Nishimura, Tomofumi Osako, Nobuyuki Arima, Yasuhiro Okumura, Masayuki Okido, Mai Yamada, Masaya Kai, Junji Kishimoto, Yoshinao Oda, Masafumi Nakamura
This study included patients with primary triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who underwent resection without neoadjuvant chemotherapy between January 2004 and December 2014. Among the 248 TNBCs studied, programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression was detected in 103 (41.5%) tumors, and high levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were present in 118 (47.6%) tumors. PD-L1 expression correlated with high levels of TILs, but was not a prognostic factor. Patients with TILs-high tumors had better overall survival than those with TILs-low tumors (P = 0...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107120/treatment-of-diabetic-autonomic-neuropathy-in-older-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Nataliya Scheinberg, Rebecca L Salbu, Gayotri Goswami, Kenneth Cohen
OBJECTIVE: To review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, screening and diagnosis, and optimal treatment of diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) and its implications in older adults. DATA SOURCES, STUDY SELECTION, DATA EXTRACTION, DATA SYNTHESIS: A search of PubMed using the Mesh terms "diabetes," "type 1," "insulin-dependent," "T1DM," and "diabetic autonomic neuropathy" was performed to find relevant primary literature. Additional search terms "epidemiology," "geriatric," and "risk" were employed...
November 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106607/individualized-venous-thromboembolism-risk-stratification-using-the-2005-caprini-score-to-identify-the-benefits-and-harms-of-chemoprophylaxis-in-surgical-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Christopher J Pannucci, Lukasz Swistun, John K MacDonald, Peter K Henke, Benjamin S Brooke
OBJECTIVE: We performed a meta-analysis to investigate benefits and harms of chemoprophylaxis among surgical patients individually risk stratified for venous thromboembolism (VTE) using Caprini scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Individualized VTE risk stratification may identify high risk surgical patients who benefit from peri-operative chemoprophylaxis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) databases were queried...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106499/retrospective-study-of-long-term-outcome-after-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-rupture-the-rap-score
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Eimad Shotar, Matthieu Debarre, Nader-Antoine Sourour, Federico Di Maria, Joseph Gabrieli, Aurélien Nouet, Jacques Chiras, Vincent Degos, Frédéric Clarençon
OBJECTIVE The authors aimed to design a score for stratifying patients with brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) rupture, based on the likelihood of a poor long-term neurological outcome. METHODS The records of consecutive patients with BAVM hemorrhagic events who had been admitted over a period of 11 years were retrospectively reviewed. Independent predictors of a poor long-term outcome (modified Rankin Scale score ≥ 3) beyond 1 year after admission were identified. A risk stratification scale was developed and compared with the intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) score to predict poor outcome and inpatient mortality...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106470/grace-score-validation-in-predicting-hospital-mortality-analysis-of-the-role-of-sex
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Eva de-Miguel-Balsa, Jaime Latour-Pérez, Anna Baeza-Román, Cristina Amorós-Verdú, Juan Antonio Fernández-Lozano
BACKGROUND: The GRACE (Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events) risk score is recommended for risk stratification in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It does not include sex, a variable strongly associated with ACS prognosis. The aim of this study was to examine if sex adds prognostic information to the GRACE score in a contemporary population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of discrimination and calibration of GRACE score in the validation population, derived from the ARIAM-SEMICYUC registry (2012-2015)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106343/net-clinical-benefit-of-hospitalization-versus-outpatient-management-of-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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P-M Roy, D J Corsi, M Carrier, A Theogene, C de Wit, C Dennie, G Le Gal, A Delluc, T Moumneh, M Rodger, P Wells, E Gandara
BACKGROUND: The decision to hospitalize or not patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is controversial. Despite the advantages of close monitoring, hospitalization by itself may lead to in-hospital complications and potentially worsen the prognosis of PE patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the net clinical benefit of hospitalization versus outpatient management of normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Retrospective cohort propensity score analysis (radius marching with replacement)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105256/drug-induced-liver-injury-towards-early-prediction-and-risk-stratification
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REVIEW
Emanuel Raschi, Fabrizio De Ponti
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a hot topic for clinicians, academia, drug companies and regulators, as shown by the steadily increasing number of publications and agents listed as causing liver damage (http://livertox.nih.gov/). As it was the case in the past decade with drug-induced QT prolongation/arrhythmia, there is an urgent unmet clinical need to develop tools for risk assessment and stratification in clinical practice and, in parallel, to improve prediction of pre-clinical models to support regulatory steps and facilitate early detection of liver-specific adverse drug events...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105153/overexpression-of-microrna-205-predicts-lymph-node-metastasis-and-indicates-an-unfavorable-prognosis-in-endometrial-cancer
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Yong-Jing Ma, Chun-Fang Ha, Zhi-Miao Bai, Hai-Ning Li, Ying Xiong, Jie Jiang
As an integral component of the surgical staging system, lymphadenectomy for patients with endometrial cancer (EC) remains controversial, particularly in clinical stage I disease that includes not only low-risk, but also high-risk subgroups. In order to maximize the therapeutic effect of lymph node excision for high-risk patients who can potentially obtain survival benefits from it while minimizing its reverse effects in low-risk patients, pre-operative risk stratification of lymph node metastasis is necessary...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104771/circulating-noncoding-rnas-as-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-injury
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REVIEW
Janika Viereck, Thomas Thum
The discovery of thousands of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) has expanded our view on mammalian genomes and transcriptomes, as well as their organization and regulation. Accumulating evidence on aberrantly regulated ncRNAs, including short microRNAs, long ncRNAs and circular RNAs, across various heart diseases indicates that ncRNAs are critical contributors to cardiovascular pathophysiology. In addition, ncRNAs are released into the circulation where they are present in concentration levels that differ between healthy subjects and diseased patients...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104721/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-gist-presenting-as-a-strangulated-inguinal-hernia-with-small-bowel-obstruction
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Marco Massani, Giovanni Capovilla, Cesare Ruffolo, Nicolò Bassi
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) can arise everywhere along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Their presentation in unusual locations should always be taken into account. A 74-year-old man referred to the emergency department for small bowel obstruction caused by an incarcerated inguinal hernia. A CT scan showed a mesenchymal tumour originating from the herniated bowel loop and a mass in the ascending colon. Laparoscopic resection of the mass and laparoscopic right hemicolectomy were performed. The histology showed a ruptured GIST arising from the herniated small bowel and a high-grade dysplasia villous adenoma of the right colon...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104602/happiness-rather-than-depression-is-associated-with-sexual-behaviour-in-partnered-older-adults
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Rosanne Freak-Poli, Gustavo De Castro Lima, Nese Direk, Loes Jaspers, Marian Pitts, Albert Hofman, Henning Tiemeier
BACKGROUND: the relation between positive psychological well-being (PPWB) and sexual behaviour is understudied in older adult groups. OBJECTIVE: to examine the relation between PPWB (positive affect and life satisfaction) and sexual behaviour (sexual activity and physical tenderness) in older adults, and whether it is independent from depressive symptoms and uniform across older age groups. DESIGN: cross-sectional. SETTING: community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older, Rotterdam, The Netherlands...
October 25, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104311/comprehensive-profiling-of-the-androgen-receptor-in-liquid-biopsies-from-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-reveals-novel-intra-ar-structural-variation-and-splice-variant-expression-patterns
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Bram De Laere, Pieter-Jan van Dam, Tom Whitington, Markus Mayrhofer, Emanuela Henao Diaz, Gert Van den Eynden, Jean Vandebroek, Jurgen Del-Favero, Steven Van Laere, Luc Dirix, Henrik Grönberg, Johan Lindberg
BACKGROUND: Expression of the androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) is associated with poor response to second-line endocrine therapy in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, a large fraction of nonresponding patients are AR-V7-negative. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if a comprehensive liquid biopsy-based AR profile may improve patient stratification in the context of second-line endocrine therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Peripheral blood was collected from patients with CRPC (n=30) before initiation of a new line of systemic therapy...
January 16, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104076/comparison-of-propensity-score-methods-and-covariate-adjustment-evaluation-in-4-cardiovascular-studies
#17
REVIEW
Markus C Elze, John Gregson, Usman Baber, Elizabeth Williamson, Samantha Sartori, Roxana Mehran, Melissa Nichols, Gregg W Stone, Stuart J Pocock
Propensity scores (PS) are an increasingly popular method to adjust for confounding in observational studies. Propensity score methods have theoretical advantages over conventional covariate adjustment, but their relative performance in real-word scenarios is poorly characterized. We used datasets from 4 large-scale cardiovascular observational studies (PROMETHEUS, ADAPT-DES [the Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents], THIN [The Health Improvement Network], and CHARM [Candesartan in Heart Failure-Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity]) to compare the performance of conventional covariate adjustment with 4 common PS methods: matching, stratification, inverse probability weighting, and use of PS as a covariate...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103808/ventricular-late-potential-in-cardiac-syndrome-x-compared-to-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Mohamed Faisal Lutfi
BACKGROUND: Although ventricular late potential (VLP) was extensively studied in risk stratification of myocardial infarction (MI) patients, comparable researches evaluating presence of VLP in MI-free coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiac syndrome X (CSX) subjects are scarce. This study aimed to compare presence of VLP between CSX and CAD patients. METHODS: Signal average ECG (SAECG) was performed to 49 patients with a history of typical cardiac pain before undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography (DCA) in Al-Shaab cardiac center, Khartoum, Sudan...
January 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103626/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-the-next-frontier-in-the-epidemic
#19
REVIEW
Iliana Doycheva, Kymberly D Watt, Naim Alkhouri
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a significant health burden in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with substantial rise in prevalence over the last decades. This parallels high rates of obesity and metabolic syndrome in this age group, with unhealthy lifestyle also playing an independent role. Genetic factors, gender, and ethnicity should be considered in a risk stratification model. NAFLD and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in AYAs often go unrecognized and if untreated, can progress eventually to cirrhosis requiring liver transplantation before the age of 40...
January 19, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103574/68ga-psma-11-pet-ct-for-prostate-cancer-staging-and-risk-stratification-in-chinese-patients
#20
Shiming Zang, Guoqiang Shao, Can Cui, Tian-Nv Li, Yue Huang, Xiaochen Yao, Qiu Fan, Zejun Chen, Jin Du, Ruipeng Jia, Hongbin Sun, Zichun Hua, Jun Tang, Feng Wang
We evaluated the clinical utility of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT for staging and risk stratification of treatment-naïve prostate cancer (PCa) and metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Twenty-two consecutive patients with treatment-naïve PCa and 18 with mCRPC were enrolled. 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed for the evaluation of primary prostatic lesions, and bone scans were used for evaluation bone metastasis. Among the 40 patients, 37 (92.5% [22 treatment-naïve PCa, 15 mCRPC]) showed PSMA-avid lesions on 68Ga-PSMA-11 images...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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