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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724196/a-local-agreement-pattern-measure-based-on-hazard-functions-for-survival-outcomes
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Tian Dai, Ying Guo, Limin Peng, Amita K Manatunga
Assessing agreement is often of interest in biomedical and clinical research when measurements are obtained on the same subjects by different raters or methods. Most classical agreement methods have been focused on global summary statistics, which cannot be used to describe various local agreement patterns. The objective of this work is to study the local agreement pattern between two continuous measurements subject to censoring. In this article, we propose a new agreement measure based on bivariate hazard functions to characterize the local agreement pattern between two correlated survival outcomes...
July 19, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724193/saline-irrigation-for-the-management-of-skin-extravasation-injury-in-neonates
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P N Gopalakrishnan, Nitin Goel, Sujoy Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Extravasation injury, a complication commonly seen in the neonatal intensive care unit, can result in scarring with cosmetic and functional sequelae. A wide variety of treatments are available, including subcutaneous irrigation with saline (with or without hyaluronidase), liposuction, use of specific antidotes, topical applications, and normal wound care with dry or wet dressings. All such treatments aim to prevent or reduce the severity of complications. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To compare the efficacy and safety of saline irrigation or saline irrigation with prior hyaluronidase infiltration versus no intervention or normal wound care for tissue healing in neonates with extravasation injury...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724170/circulating-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-3-predict-three-months-outcome-after-ischemic-stroke
#3
Moritz Armbrust, Hans Worthmann, Reinhard Dengler, Helmut Schumacher, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Christoph Cyrill Eschenfelder, Matthias Endres, Martin Ebinger
Reports on neuroprotective effects of Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) in ischemic brain tissue are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to determine if plasma levels of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 in acute stroke patients are indicative of 3 months functional outcome. Plasma levels were measured via chemiluminescence immunoassay in heparin blood samples of patients included in the EARLY trial (NCT00562588). Plasma samples were drawn on admission and 8 days post-stroke...
July 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724130/early-postimplant-speech-perception-and-language-skills-predict-long-term-language-and-neurocognitive-outcomes-following-pediatric-cochlear-implantation
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Cynthia R Hunter, William G Kronenberger, Irina Castellanos, David B Pisoni
Purpose: We sought to determine whether speech perception and language skills measured early after cochlear implantation in children who are deaf, and early postimplant growth in speech perception and language skills, predict long-term speech perception, language, and neurocognitive outcomes. Method: Thirty-six long-term users of cochlear implants, implanted at an average age of 3.4 years, completed measures of speech perception, language, and executive functioning an average of 14...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723979/outcome-and-nutritional-assessment-of-chronic-liver-disease-patients-using-anthropometry-and-subjective-global-assessment
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Gonçalo Nunes, Carla Adriana Santos, Rita Barosa, Cristina Fonseca, Ana Teresa Barata, Jorge Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Protein-calorie malnutrition is common in chronic liver disease (CLD) but adequate clinical tools for nutritional assessment are not defined. OBJECTIVE: In CLD patients, it was aimed: 1. Characterize protein-calorie malnutrition; 2. Compare several clinical, anthropometric and functional tools; 3. Study the association malnutrition/CLD severity and malnutrition/outcome. METHODS: Observational, prospective study. Consecutive CLD ambulatory/hospitalised patients were recruited from 01-03-2012 to 31-08-2012, studied according with age, gender, etiology, alcohol consumption and CLD severity defined by Child-Turcotte-Pugh...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723878/evolution-of-surgery-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-over-20-years-have-outcomes-improved
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Baron S Lonner, Yuan Ren, Burt Yaszay, Patrick J Cahill, Suken A Shah, Randal R Betz, Amer F Samdani, Harry L Shufflebarger, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a prospective Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) registry OBJECTIVE.: To study the evolution of the operative approach, outcomes and complication rates in AIS surgery over the past 20 years. METHODS: 1819 AIS patients (1995-2013) with 2-year F/U were studied. Operative approach, perioperative parameters, major complication rates, and SRS outcomes were assessed. Linear regression was used to assess the trend of changes over 5-year quartiles...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723873/total-disc-arthroplasty-and-anterior-interbody-fusion-in-the-lumbar-spine-have-relatively-few-differences-in-readmission-and-short-term-adverse-events
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Blake N Shultz, Alexander T Wilson, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Patawut Bovonratwet, Ryan P McLynn, Jonathan J Cui, Jonathan N Grauer
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To compare rates of adverse events and readmission between lumbar total disc arthroplasty (TDA) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: TDA and ALIF may be considered for similar degenerative indications. However, there have been few large-cohort comparison studies of short-term clinical outcomes for these procedures...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723867/prediction-of-severe-toxicity-in-adult-patients-under-treatment-with-5-fluorouracil-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Carolina Vázquez, María Orlova, Federico Angriman, José N Minatta, Paula Scibona, María A Verzura, Esteban G Jáuregui, Heidy Díaz de Arce, María G Pallotta, Waldo H Belloso
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has long been used for the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors harboring interindividual variability in both the pharmacokinetic and the pharmacogenetic profiles, which in turn may lead to life-threatening toxicities. We carried out a prospective cohort study of adult patients initiating treatment with 5-FU between 2013 and 2015. Primary exposures of interest were the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase single nucleotide polymorphism in exons 4 and 7 and 5'-untranslated region-thymidylate synthase VNTR genotypes, in addition to baseline clinical and demographic variables...
July 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723828/social-disparities-in-early-intervention-service-use-and-provider-reported-outcomes
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Mary A Khetani, Zachary Richardson, Beth M McManus
OBJECTIVE: To describe social disparities in early intervention (EI) service use and provider-reported outcomes. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of administrative data to ascertain EI service use of all EI and discipline-specific services and child and family characteristics. Adjusted logistic regression models estimated the odds of receiving each type of core EI service. Adjusted median regression models estimated differences in EI intensity for each type of core EI service...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723801/multidisciplinary-approach-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-series-of-640-consecutive-patients-with-sarcoidosis-cohort-study-of-a-40-year-clinical-experience-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-barcelona-spain
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Juan Mañá, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nadia Villalba, Joaquim Marcoval, Adriana Iriarte, María Molina-Molina, Roger Llatjos, Olga García, Sergio Martínez-Yélamos, Vanessa Vicens-Zygmunt, Cristina Gámez, Ramón Pujol, Xavier Corbella
Cohort studies of large series of patients with sarcoidosis over a long period of time are scarce. The aim of this study is to report a 40-year clinical experience of a large series of patients at Bellvitge University Hospital, a tertiary university hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Diagnosis of sarcoidosis required histological confirmation except in certain specific situations. All patients underwent a prospective study protocol. Clinical assessment and follow-up of patients were performed by a multidisciplinary team...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723798/the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-versus-laparoscopic-tme-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Xiaofei Li, Tao Wang, Liang Yao, Lidong Hu, Penghui Jin, Tiankang Guo, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of robotic-assisted versus laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) in patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Web of science, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database up to July 2016 to identify case-controlled studies that compared robotic TME (RTME) with laparoscopic TME (LTME) for rectal cancer. GRADE was used to interpret the primary outcomes of this meta-analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723779/can-operations-achieve-good-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-sanders-ii-iii-calcaneal-fractures
#12
Jun Su, Xuecheng Cao
The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effect of operative treatment and nonoperative treatment for elderly patients with Sanders II-III calcaneal fractures.The study consisted of 60 patients with Sanders II-III calcaneal fractures who were treated in our institution from January 2007 to April 2012. The clinical effect between the operative treatment group of 32 patients and the nonoperative treatment group of 28 patients was studied. Böhler angle, Gissane angle, subtalar joint motion, calcaneal width, and calcaneal height were measured before and after treatment, and these indexes were also measured on the uninjured foot...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723757/comprehensive-comparing-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-with-posterior-lumbar-internal-fixation-for-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-lumbar-disc-prolapse-with-stable-retrolisthesis-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#13
Yapeng Sun, Wei Zhang, Suhui Qie, Nan Zhang, Wenyuan Ding, Yong Shen
The study was to comprehensively compare the postoperative outcome and imaging parameter characters in a short/middle period between the percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) and the internal fixation of bone graft fusion (the most common form is posterior lumbar interbody fusion [PLIF]) for the treatment of adjacent segment lumbar disc prolapse with stable retrolisthesis after a previous lumbar internal fixation surgery.In this retrospective case-control study, we collected the medical records from 11 patients who received PELD operation (defined as PELD group) for and from 13 patients who received the internal fixation of bone graft fusion of lumbar posterior vertebral lamina decompression (defined as control group) for the treatment of the lumbar disc prolapse combined with stable retrolisthesis at Department of Spine Surgery, the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University (Shijiazhuang, China) from May 2010 to December 2015...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723738/phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-pten-is-down-regulated-in-human-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-and-corrects-with-clinical-outcomes
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Xiaorui Fu, Xudong Zhang, Jinli Gao, Xin Li, Lei Zhang, Ling Li, Xinhua Wang, Zhenchang Sun, Zhaoming Li, Yu Chang, Qingjiang Chen, Mingzhi Zhang
Nasal-type natural killer/T-cell (NK/T-cell) lymphoma is a more aggressive sub-group of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is more common in Asia. The phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) was originally discovered as a candidate tumor suppressor mutated and lost in various cancers. However, its clinical value and role in NK/T-cell lymphoma remain to be further explored. In the present study, we analyzed PTEN protein expression in 60 cases of human NK/T-cell lymphoma tissues and 40 cases of control nasal mucosa tissues specimens by immunohistochemical analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723737/how-to-choose-when-implants-of-adjacent-height-both-fit-the-disc-space-properly-in-single-level-cervical-artificial-disc-replacement
#15
Xin Rong, Jigang Lou, Huibo Li, Yang Meng, Hao Liu
In cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR), sometimes we encountered with such cases that implants of adjacent height both fit the target disc space properly. No study was available discussing the choice of implant height and the clinical outcomes under such circumstance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of different implant heights on the clinical outcomes and radiographic results when the implants of adjacent height both fit the disc space properly. This retrospective study included 34 patients underwent single-level C-ADR at the C5-C6 level at our institution...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723734/transcanalicular-diode-laser-assisted-revision-surgery-for-failed-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-or-without-distal-or-common-canalicular-obstruction
#16
Je Moon Yoon, Seung Wan Nam, Kyung In Woo, Yoon-Duck Kim
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of transcanalicular diode laser-assisted revision surgery for failed dacryocystorhinostomy with/without distal or common canalicular obstruction. METHODS: The medical records and recorded videos of consecutive transcanalicular diode laser-assisted revision surgeries performed for failed dacryocystorhinostomy between May 2011 and May 2015 were reviewed. Cases of unavailability of video and cases lost to follow up after surgery were excluded from the study...
July 18, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723717/localized-muscle-vibration-reverses-quadriceps-muscle-hypotrophy-and-improves-physical-function-a-clinical-and-electrophysiological-study
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Maria Grazia Benedetti, Gennaro Boccia, Lorenzo Cavazzuti, Elena Magnani, Elisabetta Mariani, Alberto Rainoldi, Roberto Casale
Quadriceps weakness has been associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). High-frequency localized muscle vibration (LMV) has been proposed recently for quadriceps strengthening in patients with knee OA. The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate the clinical effectiveness of high-frequency LMV on quadriceps muscle in patients with knee OA and (b) to disentangle, by means of surface electromyography (sEMG), the underlying mechanism. Thirty patients, aged between 40 and 65 years, and clinically diagnosed with knee OA were included in this randomized, controlled, single-blinded pilot study...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723695/renoprotective-procedures-with-a-cold-ischemia-time-of-60-min-minimize-the-deterioration-of-kidney-function-in-open-nephron-sparing-surgery-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
#18
Hayato Nishida, Atsushi Yamagishi, Mayu Yagi, Hidenori Kanno, Yuta Kurota, Toshihiko Sakurai, Sei Naito, Tomohiro Shibasaki, Hisashi Kawazoe, Osamu Ichiyanagi, Tomoyuki Kato, Akira Nagaoka, Yoshihiko Tomita, Norihiko Tsuchiya
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated whether nephron sparing surgery (NSS) combined with meticulous suturing of the cut stump under clamping with cooling is beneficial for oncological outcomes and also assessed the relationship between cold ischemia time and deterioration of renal function. METHODS: One hundred and six patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were subjected to this procedure. Oncological outcomes and renal function according to the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and the tubular excretion rate on renoscintigraphy before and at 12 months after surgery were evaluated...
July 20, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723649/observation-of-elevated-fasting-blood-glucose-and-functional-outcome-after-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
#19
Wen-Yu Xue, Yan-Cheng Xu, Yu-Wen Wu, Miao Yang
During May 2015 to October 2016, this prospective study enrolled a total of 438 patients with acute ischemic stroke(AIS), meanwhile, records regarding the severity of initial stroke and neurological outcomes at three months, as well as other examination were completed in patients on admission, as well as the measurement and evaluation of fasting blood glucose(FBG) levels. At admission, the median FBG levels in patients with a minor stroke (n=124), [P<0.001]) was significantly lower than that observed in patients with other degrees of stroke...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723546/local-modulation-of-antigen-presenting-cell-development-after-resolution-of-pneumonia-induces-long-term-susceptibility-to-secondary-infections
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Antoine Roquilly, Hamish E G McWilliam, Cedric Jacqueline, Zehua Tian, Raphael Cinotti, Marie Rimbert, Linda Wakim, Irina Caminschi, Mireille H Lahoud, Gabrielle T Belz, Axel Kallies, Justine D Mintern, Karim Asehnoune, Jose A Villadangos
Lung infections cause prolonged immune alterations and elevated susceptibility to secondary pneumonia. We found that, after resolution of primary viral or bacterial pneumonia, dendritic cells (DC), and macrophages exhibited poor antigen-presentation capacity and secretion of immunogenic cytokines. Development of these "paralyzed" DCs and macrophages depended on the immunosuppressive microenvironment established upon resolution of primary infection, which involved regulatory T (Treg) cells and the cytokine TGF-β...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
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