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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648026/-serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-an-important-predictor-for-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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D L Luo, C J Zhang, Y G Huang, T Huang, H Z Li
Objective: The growing body of literature showed a link between uric acid and pulmonary hypertension (PH), but the impact of hyperuremia on outcome of patients with PH has not been well defined. Therefore, the present study was performed to analyze the impact of uric acid on outcome of PH patients. Methods: One hundred seventy-three PH patients (112 females, mean age 38 years old), who were hospitalized in our department between January 2010 and December 2015, were included in our study, the PH diagnosis was made based on right heart catheterization examination result (mean pulmonary artery pressure≥25 mmHg(1 mmHg=0...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648009/-diagnostic-performance-of-t-spot-tb-on-peripheral-blood-in-combination-with-adenosine-deaminase-on-pleural-fluid-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleurisy-within-different-age-group
#2
H Y Xu, D Q Zhang, J R Ye, S S Su, Y P Xie, C S Chen, Y P Li
Objective: To evaluate the performance of T cell enzyme-linked immuno-spot assay (T-SPOT) on peripheral blood in combination with adenosine deaminase (ADA) on pleural fluid for diagnosis of tuberculous (TB) pleurisy within different age groups. Methods: The data of patients with pleural effusion from the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from April 2012 to November 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, and the diagnoses of these patients were histopathologically confirmed through medical thoracoscopy...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648008/-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-breast-tumors-were-detected-by-a-novel-device-a-multicenter-clinical-trial-in-china
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J B Li, C Z Geng, M Yan, Y S Wang, Q C Ouyang, Y M Yin, L N Wu, J He, Z F Jiang
Objective: Circulating tumor cells (CTC) have become an important part of liquid biopsy, which have underwent a process from simple counting to molecular typing and genotyping. To this end, we used Cellcollector to verify the effectiveness and safety of CTC detection in patients with breast tumor, and to conduct the following analysis. Methods: One hundred and ninety patients who received treatment in six leading Chinese cancer centers were involved from April to August in 2016. Among which, 127 patients were diagnosed as metastatic breast cancer, and the other 63 patients as benign breast tumors...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648006/-0-5-gy-x-ray-radiation-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-by-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#4
M Chen, Q R Dong, Q Huang, C She, W Xu
Objective: To investigate the important roles of Wnt signaling in the processes of 0.5Gy X-ray promoting osteoblast differentiation, and make clear the molecular mechanisms involved. Methods: Flow cytometry was employed to detect the apoptosis after osteoblast exposure to 0.5 Gy X-ray radiation.The protein level of osteoblast differentiation markers, such as collagen Iα (Col1α), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), osteocalcin (OCN), were detected by Western-blot and ALP activity staining was performed. Real-time PCR and Western-blot were utilized to evaluate the variations of key factors in Wnt signaling pathways, while specific inhibitor of Wnt/β-Catenin, XAV939 was used to block the Wnt signaling...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647989/-accuracy-of-ct-colonography-for-the-detection-of-colorectal-neoplasm-a-subgroup-meta-analysis
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H H Yu, H Y Huang, Y S Jiang, C Zhu, C G Guo, M Dai, X J Xing, J F Shi
Objective: To assess the accuracy of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) for detection of colorectal neoplasm. Methods: Publications prior to January 2016 from the Medline, Embase, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP literature databases were systematically reviewed. A QUADAS checklist was used to assess the quality of the studies. According to the sizes of tumor (≥6 mm or ≥10 mm), diagnostic test accuracy indexes (area under the curve, sensitivity and specific) were pooled and stratified. Spearman correlation and curve of summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) were applied to comprehensively assess the threshold effect...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647981/-disparities-of-sex-on-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-in-jiashan-county-zhejiang-province-1990-2014
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X Y Jiang, Y Q Hu, D Ye, Q L Li, K Chen, M J Jin
Objective: This study aimed to describe the sex disparities on cancer incidence and mortality in Jiashan population. Methods: All data concerning incident and death cases of cancers were gathered from the database of Cancer Registry in Jiashan county. Data from the 2010 China census was used as the standard population. Sex-specific age-standardized incidence rates (ASIRs), mortality rates (ASMRs) per 100 000 persons for all cancers and types of each cancer were calculated for the years of 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to 2014, and 1990 to 2014...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647969/-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-to-chronic-diseases-and-associated-influencing-factors-in-uygur-population-in-kashgar-area-of-xinjiang-uygur-autonomous-region
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Z B Zhang, Z X Xue, M M Ma, Y H Li, D M Luo, X L Song, X F Chao, G Wang, Nurmamat Nazibam, Bawudun Ayxamgul, Mahat Sulayman, X J Wu, Z Y Zhou, B S Sun, Y Z Wang, M Wang
Objective: To investigate the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) to chronic diseases and associated influencing factors in Uygur adults in Kashgar of southern Xinjiang, and provide basic information for developing ethnic specific prevention and control strategies for chronic diseases. Methods: With stratified cluster random sampling, investigations, including questionnaire survey, physical examination and laboratory tests were performed among local residents who were aged ≥18 years and selected in Shufu county in southern Xinjiang...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647961/-analysis-of-maternal-deaths-in-shanghai-from-1996-to-2015
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M Qin, R Zhu, L Du, J Lu, H Q Xu, L P Zhu
Objective: To analyze the trend of maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and cause of death in Shanghai from 1996 to 2015. Methods: To collect the material about the maternal death and the maternal death audit from 1996 to 2015, and to analyze the MMR, the cause of death and the result of the maternal death audit of Shanghai from 1996 to 2015 retrospectively. Results: (1) The change of MMR: the MMR in Shanghai decreased from 28.84 per 100 000 live births in 1996 to 6.66 per 100 000 live births in 2015. (2) The characteristic of maternal death: the proportion of Shanghai citizens was 27...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647949/the-key-to-adrenal-insufficiency-education-repetition-repetition-repetition
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Margaret F Keil, Carol Van Ryzin
Described more than 150 years ago by Thomas Addison, adrenal gland dysfunction, while treatable, remains a clinically significant and potentially fatal disease. Vague and non-specific symptomatology can delay diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and lead to adrenal crisis. Affected individuals may delay self-management due to knowledge deficits or lack of required therapies. Advanced practice nurses must remain vigilant for signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and prevention of crisis. Education of patients and their caregivers/family members must emphasize early intervention with regards to adrenal insufficiency in order to prevent adrenal crisis...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647933/a-new-system-of-documentation-to-improve-dietitian-physician-crosstalk
#10
Shelly Rachman-Elbaum, Aliza H Stark, Josefa Kachal, Teresa W Johnson, Bat Sheva Porat-Katz
BACKGROUND: Standardization of the dietetic care process allows for early identification of malnutrition and metabolic disorders, interdisciplinary collaboration among the medical team, and improved quality of patient care. Globally, dietitians are adopting a nutrition care model that integrates national regulations with professional scope of practice. Currently, Israel lacks a standardized dietetic care process and documentation terminology. OBJECTIVES: To assess the utilization of a novel sectoral documentation system for nutrition care in Israel...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647932/prospective-comparison-between-remnant-preserving-augmentation-and-double-bundle-reconstruction-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears
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Noam Shohat, Dror Lindner, Eran Tamir, Yiftah Beer, Gabriel Agar
BACKGROUND: The debate continues regarding the best way to manage partial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively compare the clinical outcomes of remnant-preserving augmentation (RPA) and double-bundle reconstruction (DBR) in patients with ACL tears. METHODS: In this prospective study, we included 13 cases of RPA and 30 cases of DBR with a follow-up period of 6 months, 12 months and 24 months. We clinically compared the preoperative and postoperative range of motion, Knee Society Score (KSS), Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Lysholm score, Tegner activity score, Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), thigh and calf circumference and anterior translation (Using the KT-1000 knee arthrometer)...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647915/impact-of-the-21-gene-recurrence-score-on-outcome-in-patients-with-invasive-lobular-carcinoma-of-the-breast
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Scott Kizy, Jing Li Huang, Schelomo Marmor, Todd M Tuttle, Jane Yuet Ching Hui
PURPOSE: Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) of the breast has unique clinicopathologic characteristics, compared to invasive ductal carcinoma. The role of the 21-gene Recurrence Score (RS) has not been clearly defined for ILC. We sought to determine the prognostic value of RS and the impact of adjuvant chemotherapy on long-term survival in patients with ILC. METHODS: Utilizing the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database from 2004 to 2013, we identified records of women aged 18-74 years, diagnosed with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive ILC (stage I to III) with RS available...
June 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647912/chemiluminescent-immunoassay-technology-what-does-it-change-in-autoantibody-detection
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Luigi Cinquanta, Desré Ethel Fontana, Nicola Bizzaro
Diagnostic technology is rapidly evolving, and over the last decade, substantial progress has been made even for the identification of antibodies, increasingly approaching this type of diagnostic to that of automated clinical chemistry laboratory. In this review, we describe the analytical and diagnostic characteristics of chemiluminescence technology in its strength and in its applicability for a more rapid and accurate diagnosis of autoimmune diseases. The wide dynamic range, greater than that of immunoenzymatic methods, the high sensitivity and specificity of the results expressed in quantitative form, the high degree of automation and the clinical implications related to the reduction in the turnaround time, and the ability to run a large number of antibody tests (even of different isotypes), directed towards large antigenic panels in random access mode, make this technology the most advanced in the clinical laboratory, with enormous repercussions on the workflow and on the autoimmunology laboratory organisation...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647893/the-overdiagnosis-of-what-on-the-relationship-between-the-concepts-of-overdiagnosis-disease-and-diagnosis
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Bjørn Hofmann
Overdiagnosis and disease are related concepts. Widened conceptions of disease increase overdiagnosis and vice versa. This is partly because there is a close and complex relationship between disease and overdiagnosis. In order to address the problems with overdiagnosis, we may benefit from a closer understanding this relationship. Accordingly, the objective of this article is to elucidate the relationship between disease and overdiagnosis. To do so, the article starts with scrutinizing how overdiagnosis can explain the expansion of the concept of disease...
June 24, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647891/is-it-reasonable-to-use-a-lower-doacs-dose-in-some-patients-with-vte-yes
#15
Davide Imberti, Daniela Mastroiacovo
In the Hokusai-VTE trial, 733 patients were treated with the reduced dose edoxaban regimen, which maintained efficacy and safety compared with the 60 mg dose, and was safer than warfarin. The prophylactic doses of apixaban and rivaroxaban reduced the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the extended treatment trials. Dabigatran 110 mg was approved by the European Medicine Agency for VTE treatment. Further data from registries and real-world studies will help to clarify whether patients, with other specific characteristics, can benefit from the reduced dose of direct oral anticoagulants...
June 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647889/viability-of-the-world-health-organization-quality-of-life-measure-to-assess-changes-in-quality-of-life-following-treatment-for-alcohol-use-disorder
#16
Megan Kirouac, Elizabeth R Stein, Matthew R Pearson, Katie Witkiewitz
PURPOSE: Quality of life is an outcome often examined in treatment research contexts such as biomedical trials, but has been studied less often in alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. The importance of considering QoL in substance use treatment research has recently been voiced, and measures of QoL have been administered in large AUD treatment trials. Yet, the viability of popular QoL measures has never been evaluated in AUD treatment samples. Accordingly, the present manuscript describes a psychometric examination of and prospective changes in the World Health Organization Quality of Life measure (WHOQOL-BREF) in a large sample (N = 1383) of patients with AUD recruited for the COMBINE Study...
June 24, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647888/osteoimmunology-in-bone-fracture-healing
#17
REVIEW
Takehito Ono, Hiroshi Takayanagi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the process of bone fracture healing, inflammation is thought to be an essential process that precedes bone formation and remodeling. We review recent studies on bone fracture healing from an osteoimmunological point of view. RECENT FINDINGS: Based on previous observations that many types of immune cells infiltrate into the bone injury site and release a variety of molecules, recent studies have addressed the roles of specific immune cell subsets...
June 24, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647885/osteomacs-and-bone-regeneration
#18
REVIEW
Lena Batoon, Susan Marie Millard, Liza Jane Raggatt, Allison Robyn Pettit
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mounting evidence supporting the critical contribution of macrophages, in particular osteal macrophages, to bone regeneration is reviewed. We specifically examine the potential role of macrophages in the basic multicellular units coordinating lifelong bone regeneration via remodelling and bone regeneration in response to injury. We review and discuss the distinctions between macrophage and osteoclast contributions to bone homeostasis, particularly the dichotomous role of the colony-stimulating factor 1-colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor axis...
June 24, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647879/disposal-of-household-pharmaceuticals-in-insular-communities-social-attitude-behaviour-evaluation-and-prevention-activities
#19
Antonis A Zorpas, Maria Dimitriou, Irene Voukkali
The increase in medicine and drug consumption have resulted in identifying these emerging pollutants in all aquatic compartments, ranging from surface water and groundwater resources to the marine environment. Pharmaceuticals are an indispensable part of life today. A large number of pharmaceuticals are used in a daily basis in the treatment, prevention, cure or diagnosis of diseases or to otherwise enhance people's physical or mental well-being. This paper focuses on the evaluation of the attitude of citizens in Cyprus regarding the disposal of pharmaceuticals as well as to identify the main reasons why pharmaceutical wastes are produced...
June 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647877/volatile-organic-compounds-vocs-during-non-haze-and-haze-days-in-shanghai-characterization-and-secondary-organic-aerosol-soa-formation
#20
Deming Han, Zhen Wang, Jinping Cheng, Qian Wang, Xiaojia Chen, Heling Wang
To better understand the characterization and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during non-haze and haze days, ambient VOCs were continuously measured by a vehicle-mounted online thermal desorption system coupled with a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (TD-GC/MS) system in Shanghai, China. The average concentrations of VOCs in haze episodes (193.2 μg m(-3)) were almost 50% higher than in non-haze periods (130.8 μg m(-3)). VOC concentrations exhibited a bi-modal pattern in the morning and evening rush hour periods on both non-haze and haze days...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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