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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161712/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-nephrology-ward
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Sylwia Dudzicz, Marcin Adamczak, Andrzej Więcek
Clostridium difficile is currently the most frequently identified pathogen causing antibiotic-associated diarrhea and the main cause of nosocomial diarrhea. In recent years, increases incidence of infection, severe infection, recurrent infection and mortality from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have been observed. This may be a consequence of excessive antibiotic use and spread of the hypervirulent epidemic BI/NAP1/027 strain of Clostridium difficile. The main risk factors for CDI are: antibiotic therapy, previous hospitalizations and number of comorbid conditions...
November 21, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161276/association-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-active-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rami H Al-Rifai, Fiona Pearson, Julia A Critchley, Laith J Abu-Raddad
The burgeoning epidemic of diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the major global health challenges. We systematically reviewed the published literature to provide a summary estimate of the association between DM and active tuberculosis (TB). We searched Medline and EMBASE databases for studies reporting adjusted estimates on the TB-DM association published before December 22, 2015, with no restrictions on region and language. In the meta-analysis, adjusted estimates were pooled using a DerSimonian-Laird random-effects model, according to study design...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161115/hip-arthroscopic-surgery-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-with-capsular-management-factors-associated-with-achieving-clinically-significant-outcomes
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Gregory L Cvetanovich, Alexander E Weber, Benjamin D Kuhns, Jennifer Alter, Joshua D Harris, Richard C Mather, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest in defining clinically meaningful outcomes in patient reported outcomes following orthopaedic surgery. Little is known about the factors associated with clinically meaningful outcomes after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. PURPOSE: To report on a large, prospectively collected consecutive series of patients who underwent comprehensive arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and capsular management with greater than 2-year follow-up...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160536/use-of-the-ishikawa-diagram-in-a-case-control-analysis-to-assess-the-causes-of-a-diffuse-lamellar-keratitis-outbreak
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Luis Henrique Lira, Flávio E Hirai, Marivaldo Oliveira, Waldir Portellinha, Eliane Mayumi Nakano
PURPOSE: To identify the causes of a diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) outbreak using a systematic search tool in a case-control analysis. METHODS: An Ishikawa diagram was used to guide physicians to determine the potential risk factors involved in this outbreak. Coherence between the occurrences and each possible cause listed in the diagram was verified, and the total number of eyes at risk was used to calculate the proportion of affected eyes. Multivariate analysis was performed using logistic regression to determine the independent effect of the risk factors, after controlling for confounders and test interactions...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160049/lower-irisin-levels-in-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Wenwen Guo, Baihui Zhang, Xia Wang
INTRODUCTION: Irisin is a newly discovered myokine, which is involved in energy metabolism and associated with "browning" of the white adipose tissue, obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. It's still uncertain that whether irisin level is associated with coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between irisin levels and coronary artery disease. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A search of PubMed, MEDLINE, Elsevier Science Direct, Springer, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) for studies published from 2000 to 2017 was undertaken to identify relevant studies...
November 20, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160004/urological-dysfunction-in-young-women-an-inheritance-of-childhood
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Elisabetta Costantini, Ester Illiano, Konstantinos Giannitsas, Marco Prestipino, Antonio Luigi Pastore, Antonio Carbone, Giovanni Palleschi, Raffaele Balsamo, Franca Natale, Donata Villari, Vittorio Bini, Serena Maruccia, Maria-Teresa Filocamo, Alessandro Zucchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation of a history of lower urinary tract symptomatology during childhood to lower urinary tract dysfunction in young adult women. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective, case-control study conducted from April 2013 to November 2015. The trial was registered in ClinicalTrials. gov (NCT02185287). Three-hundred women, 18 to 40 years old, participated. Cases were women attending urogynecology clinics for various lower urinary tract complaints and controls were recruited from a healthy population...
November 21, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159934/ovarian-cancer-early-detection-by-circulating-ca125-in-the-context-of-anti-ca125-autoantibody-levels-results-from-the-epic-cohort
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Renée T Fortner, Helena Schock, Charlotte Le Cornet, Anika Hüsing, Allison F Vitonis, Theron S Johnson, Raina N Fichorova, Titilayo Fashemi, Hidemi S Yamamoto, Anne Tjønneland, Louise Hansen, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff, Gianluca Severi, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Eleni-Maria Papatesta, Carlo La Vecchia, Domenico Palli, Sabina Sieri, Rosario Tumino, Carlotta Sacerdote, Amalia Mattiello, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Petra H Peeters, H B As Bueno-de-Mesquita, Elisabete Weiderpass, J Ramón Quirós, Eric J Duell, Maria-Jose Sánchez, Carmen Navarro, Eva Ardanaz, Nerea Larrañaga, Björn Nodin, Karin Jirström, Annika Idahl, Eva Lundin, Kay-Tee Khaw, Ruth C Travis, Marc Gunter, Mattias Johansson, Laure Dossus, Melissa A Merritt, Elio Riboli, Kathryn L Terry, Daniel W Cramer, Rudolf Kaaks
CA125 is the best ovarian cancer early detection marker to date; however, sensitivity is limited and complementary markers are required to improve discrimination between ovarian cancer cases and non-cases. Anti-CA125 autoantibodies are observed in circulation. Our objective was to evaluate whether these antibodies (1) can serve as early detection markers, providing evidence of an immune response to a developing tumor, and (2) modify the discriminatory capacity of CA125 by either masking CA125 levels (resulting in lower discrimination) or acting synergistically to improve discrimination between cases and non-cases...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159863/genome-wide-gene-environment-interaction-in-depression-a-systematic-evaluation-of-candidate-genes-the-childhood-trauma-working-group-of-pgc-mdd
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Sandra Van der Auwera, Wouter J Peyrot, Yuri Milaneschi, Johannes Hertel, Bernhard Baune, Gerome Breen, Enda Byrne, Erin C Dunn, Helen Fisher, Georg Homuth, Douglas Levinson, Cathryn Lewis, Natalie Mills, Niamh Mullins, Matthias Nauck, Giorgio Pistis, Martin Preisig, Marcella Rietschel, Stephan Ripke, Patrick Sullivan, Alexander Teumer, Henry Völzke, Dorret I Boomsma, Naomi R Wray, Brenda Penninx, Hans Grabe
Gene by environment (GxE) interaction studies have investigated the influence of a number of candidate genes and variants for major depressive disorder (MDD) on the association between childhood trauma and MDD. Most of these studies are hypothesis driven and investigate only a limited number of SNPs in relevant pathways using differing methodological approaches. Here (1) we identified 27 genes and 268 SNPs previously associated with MDD or with GxE interaction in MDD and (2) analyzed their impact on GxE in MDD using a common approach in 3944 subjects of European ancestry from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium who had completed the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159778/risk-of-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Rosaline Ma, Morgan Levy, Bin Gui, Shou-En Lu, Venkat Narra, Sharad Goyal, Shabbar Danish, Simon Hanft, Atif J Khan, Jyoti Malhotra, Sabin Motwani, Salma K Jabbour
There is limited available literature examining factors that predispose patients to the development of LMC after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases. We sought to evaluate risk factors that may predispose patients to LMC after SRS treatment in this case-control study of patients with brain metastases who underwent single-fraction SRS between 2011 and 2016. Demographic and clinical information were collected retrospectively for 19 LMC cases and 30 controls out of 413 screened patients with brain metastases...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159485/beriberi-outbreak-among-unauthorised-immigrants-in-a-detention-camp-in-malaysia
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Sunita Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saffree Jeffree, Fadzilah Kamaludin, Intan Azura Din, Mahanim Yusof, Kamruddin Ahmed
In February 2012, a district health authority received three inmates with bilateral leg swelling and difficulty in breathing from a detention camp for unauthorized immigrants. A case control study was conducted. Fasting blood samples of case and control groups were collected according to instructions of the laboratory for determining thiamine level, and their 1 week dietary intake was analyzed. 9% (21/226) of inmates had bilateral leg swelling, and 75% (6/8) of them had low thiamine level (< 66 mmol/L)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159365/novel-stool-based-protein-biomarkers-for-improved-colorectal-cancer-screening-a-case-control-study
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Linda J W Bosch, Meike de Wit, Thang V Pham, Veerle M H Coupé, Annemieke C Hiemstra, Sander R Piersma, Gideon Oudgenoeg, George L Scheffer, Sandra Mongera, Jochim Terhaar Sive Droste, Frank A Oort, Sietze T van Turenhout, Ilhame Ben Larbi, Joost Louwagie, Wim van Criekinge, Rene W M van der Hulst, Chris J J Mulder, Beatriz Carvalho, Remond J A Fijneman, Connie R Jimenez, Gerrit A Meijer
Background: The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for detecting hemoglobin is used widely for noninvasive colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, but its sensitivity leaves room for improvement. Objective: To identify novel protein biomarkers in stool that outperform or complement hemoglobin in detecting CRC and advanced adenomas. Design: Case-control study. Setting: Colonoscopy-controlled referral population from several centers...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158799/fluid-intake-to-bed-time-nocturia-frequency-and-the-risk-of-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-a-case-control-study
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Jianfeng Cui, Qiyu Bo, Ning Zhang, Shouzhen Chen, Meng Yu, Shiyu Wang, Jie Han, Pengxiang Chen, Dongqing Zhang, Yaofeng Zhu, Benkang Shi
Objectives: To clarify the potential role of fluid intake-to-bed time and nocturia frequency on bladder cancer risk in a hospital-based case-control study with Chinese people. Materials and Methods: Four hundred and seven patients with histologically diagnosed bladder cancer and 400 matched controls were enrolled in this study. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using conditional logistic regression model. Results: After adjustment for potential confounders, the fluid intake-to-bed time was associated with a decreased risk of BCa, with an OR of 0...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158794/association-between-sumoylation-related-gene-rs77447679-polymorphism-and-risk-of-gastric-cancer-gc-in-a-chinese-population
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Ying Luo, Sihong You, Jirong Wang, Shuling Fan, Jie Shi, Ai Peng, Tingting Yu
Purpose: Sumoylation plays a critical role in gene regulation and tumorigenesis, and is hypothesized to correlate with the development of various cancers. So far, there has been no reported association between sumoylation-related genes and the risk of gastric cancer (GC). Methods: A total of 17 tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms (tag-SNPs) in 5 sumoylation-related genes were selected and genotyped by SNaPshot in a case-control study, including 1021 GC patients and 1304 controls. Odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidential interval (CI) were computed to evaluate the genetic association of the onset of GC...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158734/a-study-of-the-importance-of-clonus-symptoms-in-patients-with-tramadol-poisoning
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Fares Najari, Anahita Alizadeh-Ghamsari, Maryam Vahabzadeh, Bita Dadpour, Seyed Reza Mousavi, Ideh Baradaran Kayal
Objectives: Clinical studies to reduce the side effects of tramadol, such as seizure, are necessary. Owing to the high prevalence of tramadol consumption and subsequent complications that result from seizures, the aim of the present study was to find a relationship between clonus and prediction of seizure outcome in patients with tramadol overdose. This can be used to determine the need for essential actions if a significant indicator of preventive medical measures is observed. Methods: In this case-control study, three groups of patients poisoned with tramadol and with marked ankle clonus were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158681/the-associations-between-common-snps-of-efemp1-gene-and-glioma-risk-in-chinese-population
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Jun Hu, Dong Dong, Dandan Lu
Background: Although the associations between common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of EFEMP1 gene and glioma risk have been investigated in Chinese population-based case-control studies, investigation results for several SNPs are inconsistent. In addition, the single-center study has a poor statistical power due to finite sample size. Therefore, a meta-analysis was conducted to comprehensively determine the associations. Methods: All eligible case-control studies were obtained by searching PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158542/metabolic-profiling-of-umbilical-cord-blood-in-macrosomia
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H Sun, Y Wang, C Wang, X Xu, Y Wang, H Yan, X Yang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The term macrosomia is used to describe neonates with a birth weight of 4000 g or more. Macrosomia is a potential risk factor for obesity and metabolic syndromes in postnatal and adult life, yet little is known about its associations with metabolic difference in the early-age. We performed metabolic profiling of umbilical cord blood to discover differential metabolites of macrosomia. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of full-term singletons with normal maternal glucose tolerance [50 cases (macrosomia, birth weight ⩾4000 g); 50 controls (normal weight, birth weight 2500-3999 g)]...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158246/self-taken-vaginal-swabs-versus-clinician-taken-for-detection-of-candida-and-bacterial-vaginosis-a-case-control-study-in-primary-care
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Pam Barnes, Rute Vieira, Jayne Harwood, Mayur Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Vaginal discharge and vulvitis are common presenting symptoms in general practice. Few studies have specifically looked at the validity of self-taken low vulvovaginal swabs (LVS) for the diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). AIM: To assess if patient self-taken LVS are a valid alternative to clinician-taken high vaginal swabs (HVS) for the detection of VVC and BV. DESIGN AND SETTING: Case-control study with the patient acting as their own control in an urban sexual health centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158166/the-association-between-caspase-5-gene-polymorphisms-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-a-chinese-population
#18
Huan Rui, Ting Yan, Zhiyong Hu, Ruiping Liu, Liqun Wang
Genetic factors are widely recognized to have a substantial effect on the susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We examined the contribution of caspase-5 (CASP5) gene polymorphisms to RA risk in a Chinese population. We conducted a case-control study involving 500 RA patients and 500 controls and performed co-expression analysis to identify genes associated with CASP5. We attempted to analyze the functions of these genes by Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analyses. We carried out genotyping using a custom-by-design 48-Plex SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) Scan™ Kit...
November 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157959/the-risk-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-following-influenza-virus-infection-a-systematic-and-narrative-review
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Ryan E Malosh, Emily T Martin, Justin R Ortiz, Arnold S Monto
BACKGROUND: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly in young children and older adults. Influenza is known to cause severe disease but the risk of developing LRTI following influenza virus infection in various populations has not been systematically reviewed. Such data are important for estimating the impact specific influenza vaccine programs would have on LRTI outcomes in a community. We sought to review the published literature to determine the risk of developing LRTI following an influenza virus infection in individuals of any age...
November 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157785/history-of-breast-cancer-increases-90-day-pulmonary-embolism-rates-and-reimbursements-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-national-matched-pair-analysis
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Samuel Rosas, Alejandro Marquez-Lara, Daniel N Bracey, Jennifer Kurowicki, Martin W Roche, Cynthia L Emory
BACKGROUND: Rates of total hip arthroplasty (THA) are projected to increase in the coming decades. Multiple studies have focused on identifying risk factors for adverse events after joint arthroplasty, and recent attention has been directed toward cancer. Very limited data have been published examining the effects of history of malignancy on outcomes after THA. With a concomitant increase in breast cancer diagnosis and treatments in recent years, it is expected that orthopedic surgeons will likely see more breast cancer survivors in clinic...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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