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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730629/emergency-department-use-for-acute-rhinosinusitis-insurance-dependent-for-children-and-adults
#1
Regan W Bergmark, Stacey L Ishman, Katie M Phillips, Michael J Cunningham, Ahmad R Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients with Medicaid or self-pay insurance status are more likely to present to the emergency department (ED) for uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis (ARS). Our aim was to determine if this pattern holds true for both pediatric and adult visits. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using the 2005 to 2012 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys and National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys. METHODS: We included all visits with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes for ARS and without codes for ARS complications...
July 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729787/patterns-of-dental-caries-among-school-children-assessed-using-caries-assessment-spectrum-and-treatment-tool
#2
Hisham El Batawi, Kausar Sadia Fakhruddin
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to assess and monitor patterns of dental caries among primary and permanent molars using Caries Assessment Spectrum and Treatment (CAST) index and to evaluate integration of CAST tool into patient health information (PHI) system of a Teaching Dental Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dental records of n = 348 children, aged 7-9-years, attending University Dental Hospital Sharjah, for routine checkup and treatment as part of School Dental Program were assessed and translated into CAST codes...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727668/comprehensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-secondary-prevention-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-mild-stroke-psychological-profile-and-outcomes
#3
Peter L Prior, Vladimir Hachinski, Richard Chan, Karen Unsworth, Sharon Mytka, Michael Harnadek, Christina OʼCallaghan, Neville Suskin
PURPOSE: Having previously reported that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) is effective for secondary prevention post-transient ischemic attack (TIA)/mild nondisabling stroke (MNDS), we present psychometric findings for the same sample that elucidate subacute TIA/MNDS psychological outcomes and test whether CCR would be independently associated with psychological improvements. METHODS: In this prospective cohort trial patients with ≥1 risk factor, recruited from a stroke prevention clinic within 12 months (mean = 11...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726453/ethical-and-legal-considerations-in-psychobiography
#4
Joseph G Ponterotto, Jason D Reynolds Taewon Choi
Despite psychobiography's long-standing history in the field of psychology, there has been relatively little discussion of ethical issues and guidelines in psychobiographical research. The Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association (APA) does not address psychobiography. The present article highlights the value of psychobiography to psychology, reviews the history and current status of psychobiography in the field, examines the relevance of existing APA General Principles and Ethical Standards to psychobiographical research, and introduces a best practice ethical decision-making model to assist psychologists working in psychobiography...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725926/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-critically-ill-oncology-and-hematology-patients
#5
REVIEW
Elie Azoulay, Peter Schellongowski, Michael Darmon, Philippe R Bauer, Dominique Benoit, Pieter Depuydt, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Virginie Lemiale, Maarten van Vliet, Anne-Pascale Meert, Djamel Mokart, Stephen M Pastores, Anders Perner, Frédéric Pène, Peter Pickkers, Kathryn A Puxty, Francois Vincent, Jorge Salluh, Ayman O Soubani, Massimo Antonelli, Thomas Staudinger, Michael von Bergwelt-Baildon, Marcio Soares
Over the coming years, accelerating progress against cancer will be associated with an increased number of patients who require life-sustaining therapies for infectious or toxic chemotherapy-related events. Major changes include increased number of cancer patients admitted to the ICU with full-code status or for time-limited trials, increased survival and quality of life in ICU survivors, changing prognostic factors, early ICU admission for optimal monitoring, and use of noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic strategies...
July 19, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723252/across-the-continuum-how-inpatient-palliative-care-consultations-are-reported-in-hospital-discharge-summaries
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Nikki Miller, John Shuler, Deon Hayley, Jianghua He, Karin Porter-Williamson, Jessica Kalender-Rich
BACKGROUND: Inpatient Palliative Care (PC) consultations help develop a patient-centered and quality-of-life-focused plan of care for patients with serious illness. Discharge summaries (DSs) are an essential tool to maintain continuity of these care plans across multiple locations and providers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of selected DSs of patients who received inpatient PC consultations at the University of Kansas Hospital from July 2011 to May 2015...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722703/deep-intronic-hotspot-variant-unraveling-rhabdoid-tumor-predisposition-syndrome-in-two-patients-with-atypical-teratoid-and-rhabdoid-tumor
#7
Arnault Tauziède-Espariat, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Laurence Brugières, Stéphanie Puget, Christelle Dufour, Pascale Schneider, Annie Laquerrière, Thierry Frebourg, Damien Bodet, Emmanuèle Lechapt-Zalcman, Gaëlle Pierron, Olivier Delattre, Pascale Varlet, Franck Bourdeaut
About one third of patients with rhabdoid tumors (RT) harbor a heterozygous germline variant in SMARCB1. Molecular diagnosis therefore keeps a crucial place in the diagnosis of RT, and genetic counseling should be systematically recommended. However, immunohistochemistry has progressively replaced molecular tools to assess the status of SMARCB1 in tumors; the necessity of analyzing SMARCB1 status in the tumor may thus be less considered by neuropathologists and pediatric neuro-oncologists. In the present manuscript as aforementioned, we report on two patients with bifocal RT in the first month of life and in whom no germline variant was initially found in the SMARCB1 coding sequence...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722290/development-of-a-cardiovascular-diseases-risk-prediction-model-and-tools-for-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
#8
Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Esther Yee Tak Yu, Weng Yee Chin, Anca Ka Chun Chan, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam
AIMS: Evidence-based cardiovascular diseases(CVD) risk prediction models and tools specific for Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) are currently unavailable. This study aimed to develop and validate a CVD risk prediction model for Chinese T2DM patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 137 935 Chinese patients aged 18-79 years with T2DM and without prior history of CVD, who had received public primary care services between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010...
July 19, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720667/mapk-pathway-and-tert-promoter-gene-mutation-pattern-and-its-prognostic-value-in-melanoma-patients%C3%AF-a-retrospective-study-of-2793-cases
#9
Xue Bai, Yan Kong, Zhihong Chi, Xinan Sheng, Chuanliang Cui, Xuan Wang, Lili Mao, Bixia Tang, Siming Li, Bin Lian, Xieqiao Yan, Li Zhou, Jie Dai, Jun Guo, Lu Si
Ethnic differences are conspicuous in melanoma. This study is to obtain a comprehensive view of a genomic landscape and a better understanding of the correlations of gene mutation status with clinicopathological characteristics and disease prognosis in Asian population.<br /><br />Experimental Design: 2793 melanoma patient samples were retrospectively collected and analyzed for mutations in C-KIT, BRAF, NRAS, and PDGFRA coding regions and TERT promoter region by Sanger sequencing. Mutations were correlated to clinicopathological features and overall survival...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719228/successful-use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-how-do-high-performing-hospitals-do-it
#10
Kimberly A Fisher, Kathleen M Mazor, Sarah Goff, Mihaela S Stefan, Penelope S Pekow, Lauren A Williams, Vida Rastegar, Michael B Rothberg, Nicholas S Hill, Peter K Lindenauer
RATIONALE: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a cornerstone of treatment for patients with severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where it has been shown to reduce the need for intubation, hospital length of stay, and mortality. Despite high quality evidence and strong recommendations in clinical guidelines, use of NIV varies widely across hospitals. OBJECTIVE: To identify approaches used by hospitals which have been successful in implementing NIV to treat patients with severe exacerbations of COPD...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715497/risk-of-gestational-hypertension-preeclampsia-in-women-with-preceding-endometriosis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#11
Mei-Lien Pan, Li-Ru Chen, Hsiao-Mei Tsao, Kuo-Hu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between preceding endometriosis and gestational hypertension-preeclampsia (GH-PE). METHODS: In this nationwide population-based longitudinal study, data from 1998-2012 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database were used. We used ICD9-CM codes 617.X and 642.X respectively for the diagnoses of endometriosis and GH-PE, which were further confirmed by examining medical records of surgeries, blood pressure and urine protein to ensure the accuracy of the diagnoses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711325/improving-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-readmission-outcomes-from-2000-to-2012-in-the-medicare-population
#12
Christian McNeely, Kathleen Kwedar, Stephen Markwell, Christina M Vassileva
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to examine trends in 30-day readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting in the Medicare population over 13 years. METHODS: The study included isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures in the Medicare population from January 2000 to November 2012. Comorbidities and causes of readmission were determined using Internal Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification diagnostic codes. RESULTS: The cohort included 1,116,991 patients...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710221/trends-in-readmission-rates-for-safety-net-hospitals-and-non-safety-net-hospitals-in-the-era-of-the-us-hospital-readmission-reduction-program-a-retrospective-time-series-analysis-using-medicare-administrative-claims-data-from-2008-to-2015
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Amy M Salerno, Leora I Horwitz, Ji Young Kwon, Jeph Herrin, Jacqueline N Grady, Zhenqiu Lin, Joseph S Ross, Susannah M Bernheim
OBJECTIVE: To compare trends in readmission rates among safety net and non-safety net hospitals under the US Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). DESIGN: A retrospective time series analysis using Medicare administrative claims data from January 2008 to June 2015. SETTING: We examined 3254 US hospitals eligible for penalties under the HRRP, categorised as safety net or non-safety net hospitals based on the hospital's proportion of patients with low socioeconomic status...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710116/expression-and-mutational-status-of-usp8-in-tumors-causing-ectopic-acth-secretion-syndrome
#14
Luis Gustavo Pérez-Rivas, Andrea Oßwald, Thomas Knösel, Kristin Lucia, Christian Schaaf, Michael Hristov, Julia Fazel, Thomas Kirchner, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke, Marily Theodoropoulou
The ectopic ACTH secretion syndrome (EAS) is the clinical consequence of the paraneoplastic secretion of ACTH by non-pituitary tumors. The mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of these tumors are still unknown. Recently, we and others detected hotspot heterozygous driver mutations in the gene coding for the ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8) in almost half of ACTH-secreting pituitary corticotroph tumors causing Cushing's disease. Mutant USP8 was also found to stimulate proopiomelanocortin (POMC) transcription and ACTH synthesis...
July 14, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710029/decreased-expression-level-of-ber-genes-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-is-not-derivative-of-their-dna-methylation-status
#15
Agnieszka Sliwinska, Przemysław Sitarek, Monika Toma, Piotr Czarny, Ewelina Synowiec, Renata Krupa, Paulina Wigner, Katarzyna Bialek, Dominik Kwiatkowski, Anna Korycinska, Ireneusz Majsterek, Janusz Szemraj, Piotr Galecki, Tomasz Sliwinski
BACKGROUND: Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease can be caused by accumulation of oxidative DNA damage resulting from altered expression of genes involved in the base excision repair system (BER). Promoter methylation can affect the profile of BER genes expression. Decreased expression of BER genes was observed in the brains of AD patients. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of our study was to compare the expression and methylation profiles of six genes coding for proteins involved in BER, namely: hOGG1, APE1, MUTYH, NEIL1, PARP1 and XRCC1, in the peripheral blood cells of AD patients and healthy volunteers...
July 11, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708862/anti-citrullinated-protein-antibody-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-primarily-determined-by-rheumatoid-factor-titre-and-the-shared-epitope-rather-than-smoking-per-se
#16
Dan Murphy, Derek Mattey, David Hutchinson
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the relationship between rheumatoid factor (RF) titre, smoking and HLA-DRB1 alleles coding a "shared epitope" (SE) in relation to anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) positivity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: RA patients (n = 658) attending rheumatology clinics in Cornwall, UK (cohort 1) were stratified according to RF and ACPA titre, and smoking pack years at diagnosis. A further 409 RA patients from North Staffordshire, UK (cohort 2) were studied to confirm the relationship between RF levels, smoking and ACPA positivity in relation to SE status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707763/in-vivo-knockdown-of-antisense-noncoding-mitochondrial-rnas-by-a-lentiviral-encoded-shrna-inhibits-melanoma-tumor-growth-and-lung-colonization
#17
Manuel Varas-Godoy, Alvaro Lladser, Nicole Farfan, Claudio Villota, Jaime Villegas, Julio C Tapia, Luis O Burzio, Veronica A Burzio, Pablo D T Valenzuela
The family of non-coding mitochondrial RNAs (ncmtRNA) are differentially expressed according to proliferative status. Normal proliferating cells express sense (SncmtRNA) and antisense ncmtRNAs (ASncmtRNAs), whereas tumor cells express SncmtRNA and downregulate ASncmtRNAs. Knockdown of ASncmtRNAs with oligonucleotides induces apoptotic cell death of tumor cells, leaving normal cells unaffected, suggesting a potential application for developing a novel cancer therapy. In this study, we knocked down the ASncmtRNAs in melanoma cell lines with a lentiviral-encoded shRNA approach...
July 14, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707656/-regulation-of-heat-shock-gene-expression-in-response-to-stress
#18
D G Garbuz
Heat shock (HS) genes, or stress genes, code for a number of proteins that collectively form the most ancient and universal stress defense system. The system determines the cell capability of adaptation to various adverse factors and performs a variety of auxiliary functions in normal physiological conditions. Common stress factors, such as higher temperatures, hypoxia, heavy metals, and others, suppress transcription and translation for the majority of genes, while HS genes are upregulated. Transcription of HS genes is controlled by transcription factors of the HS factor (HSF) family...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705766/patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-exhibit-reduced-reward-size-coding-in-the-striatum
#19
Masahiro Takamura, Yasumasa Okamoto, Go Okada, Shigeru Toki, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Naho Ichikawa, Asako Mori, Hideaki Minagawa, Yoshiyuki Takaishi, Yasutaka Fujii, Yoko Kaichi, Yuji Akiyama, Kazuo Awai, Shigeto Yamawaki
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia is a core symptom of major depressive disorder (MDD). While recent evidence suggests that reduced motivation for reward may be a core feature of anhedonia, the abnormalities in modulatory neural responses to variable reward amounts in MDD patients remain unclear. We investigated whether MDD patients' ability to represent variable-sized monetary rewards in the striatum is disrupted. METHODS: Twelve MDD patients and 12 healthy volunteers completed an assessment of psychometric status and participated in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) task that involved the anticipation of financial reward (monetary incentive delay task)...
July 11, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704814/acalculous-cholecystitis-is-an-elective-interval-cholecystectomy-necessary
#20
Syed H Abbas, Mudassar A Ghazanfar, Alex N Gordon-Weeks, Srikanth R Reddy, Zahir Soonawalla, Michael A Silva
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) accounts for 5-10% of cases of acute cholecystitis. The advantage of interval cholecystectomy for patients with AAC is unclear. Therefore, a retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with AAC at our institution was performed over a 5-year period. METHODS: Patients were identified via hospital coding using the keywords "acalculous cholecystitis, cholecystostomy and gall bladder perforation." Follow-up data was obtained by performing a retrospective review of the patients' hospital records...
July 14, 2017: Digestive Surgery
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