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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231401/reappraisal-of-ebv-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-comparative-analysis-between-ebv-positive-and-negative-dlbcl-with-ebv-positive-bystander-cells
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Akiko Ohashi, Seiichi Kato, Akinao Okamoto, Yoko Inaguma, Akira Satou, Toyonori Tsuzuki, Nobuhiko Emi, Masataka Okamoto, Shigeo Nakamura
AIMS: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), not otherwise specified (NOS) is defined as monoclonal EBV(+) B-cell proliferation affecting patients without any known immunosuppression. Non-neoplastic EBV(+) cells proliferating in or adjacent to EBV(-) DLBCL were reported recently, but their clinical significance is unclear. Thus, we investigated the prognostic impact of EBV(+) cells in DLBCL. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared the clinico-pathological characteristics of 30 EBV(+) DLBCL patients and 29 and 604 EBV(-) DLBCL patients with and without EBV(+) bystander cells (median age of onset 71, 67, and 62 years, respectively)...
February 23, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230639/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibition-clinical-transplantation-liver
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Björn Nashan
The evidence base concerning use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor therapy after liver transplantation is evolving rapidly, clarifying their benefits and disadvantages in different clinical scenarios. The H2304 trial showed that starting everolimus at 1 month posttransplant, with reduced tacrolimus, achieves a sustained improvement in renal function versus standard tacrolimus-based therapy, with at least equivalent immunosuppressive efficacy. Randomized studies evaluating early discontinuation of CNI therapy after introduction of an mTOR inhibitor consistently demonstrated a substantial improvement in renal function versus standard CNI therapy...
February 23, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229646/special-nutrition-intervention-is-required-for-muscle-protective-efficacy-of-physical-exercise-in-elderly-people-at-highest-risk-of-sarcopenia
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A Molnár, I Jónásné Sztruhár, Á A Csontos, Cs Ferencz, Sz Várbíró, B Székács
Progressive loss of muscle mass and strength is a physiological consequence of aging, and without interventions, it usually deteriorates into sarcopenia. In this study, the hypothesis that combined special nutritional-physiotherapeutical intervention to prevent or reverse this biological deterioration in elderly people was tested. The effects of the regular resistance muscle training (PT, n = 17) alone and the combined exercise + special nutrition therapy containing whey protein and vitamin D (PT + NT, n = 17) were monitored for 3 months in 34 elderly patients (12 men and 22 women; mean age: 66...
September 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229377/important-treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-multisite-qualitative-study
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Emma Dures, Sarah Hewlett, Jane Lord, Clive Bowen, Neil McHugh, William Tillett
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a variable and complex inflammatory condition. Symptoms can compromise physical function, reduce quality of life, and accrue significant health costs. Commonly used patient-reported outcomes largely reflect the professionals' perspective, however it is not known whether they capture what is important to patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to identify treatment outcomes important to patients with PsA. METHODS: Eight focus groups that were audio recorded, transcribed, anonymised and analysed using inductive thematic analysis were conducted at five hospital sites...
February 22, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229030/retroperitoneal-necrotizing-fasciitis-masquerading-as-perianal-abscess-rare-and-perilous
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Anandhi Amaranathan, Ashok Kumar Sahoo, Deepak Barathi, Gomathi Shankar, Sarath Chandra Sistla
Necrotizing fasciitis is one of the uncommon presentations of a rapidly spreading subcutaneous tissue infection. Although the actual cause is unclear in many cases, most of them are due to the rapid proliferation of microorganisms. Retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis is extremely rare. It is a potentially lethal infection that requires immediate and aggressive surgical care. Early diagnosis is the key to a better prognosis. The possibility of retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis should be suspected in patients with symptoms of sepsis that are disproportionate to clinical findings...
January 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228396/case-of-a-cerebral-abscess-caused-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-in-a-subject-with-periodontitis
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Frederic Van der Cruyssen, Koenraad Grisar, Honorine Maes, Constantinus Politis
We report the case of a 65-year-old man presenting with generalised seizures after developing a right frontal brain abscess. Stereotactic aspiration and subsequent matrix assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight analyzer (MALDI-TOF) spectrometry revealed Porphyromonas gingivalis as the only causative anaerobe microorganism. Secondary incision and drainage was required due to neurological deterioration with increased dimensions of the abscess, intracranial pressure and formation of a subdural occipitoparietal empyema...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228325/prognostic-factors-associated-with-the-surgical-indication-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-patients-less-responsive-to-conservative-treatments-an-investigator-initiated-observational-cohort-study
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Masayoshi Fukushima, Hiroyuki Oka, Nobuhiro Hara, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Sakae Tanaka, Katsushi Takeshita, Ko Matsudaira
BACKGROUND: A few cohort studies have determined which patients with lumbar spinal stenosis are likely to need surgery because of the deterioration of symptoms. However, there are still insufficient data regarding the management of lumbar spinal stenosis due to lack of prognostic factors associated with the need for surgery. The purpose of this study was to identify the prognostic factors associated with the need for surgical treatment in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. METHODS: Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis from our hospital and related facilities were enrolled...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227709/bayesian-gaussian-processes-for-identifying-the-deteriorating-patient
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Glen Wright Colopy, Marco A F Pimentel, Stephen J Roberts, David A Clifton, Glen Wright Colopy, Marco A F Pimentel, Stephen J Roberts, David A Clifton, Glen Wright Colopy, Marco A F Pimentel, Stephen J Roberts, David A Clifton
The step-down unit (SDU) is a high-acuity hospital environment, to which patients may be sent after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). About 1- in-7 patients will deteriorate in the SDU and require emergency readmission to the ICU. Upon readmission, these patients experience significantly higher mortality risks and lengths of stay. Gaussian process regression (GPR) models are proposed as a flexible, principled, probabilistic method to address the clinical need to monitor continuously patient time-series of vital signs acquired in the SDU...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227033/advanced-analytics-for-outcome-prediction-in-intensive-care-units
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Ali Jalali, Dieter Bender, Mohamed Rehman, Vinay Nadkanri, C Nataraj, Ali Jalali, Dieter Bender, Mohamed Rehman, Vinay Nadkanri, C Nataraj, Mohamed Rehman, Ali Jalali, Vinay Nadkanri, Dieter Bender, C Nataraj
In this paper we present a new expert knowledge based clinical decision support system for prediction of intensive care units outcome based on the physiological measurements collected during the first 48 hours of the patient's admission to the ICU. The developed CDSS algorithm is composed of several stages. First, we categorize the collected data based on the physiological organ that they represent. We then extract clinically relevant features from each data category and then rank these features based on their mutual information with the outcome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226896/evaluation-of-biofouling-for-implantable-micro-dialysis-system
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T Ota, N To, Y Kanno, N Miki, T Ota, N To, Y Kanno, N Miki, T Ota, Y Kanno, N Miki, N To
Implantable artificial kidney can drastically improve the quality of life of the renal disease patients. In previous study, our group has developed a multi-layered micro dialysis device which is composed of micro stainless steel channels and nano-porous polyethersulfone (PES) membranes. The device conducts hemofiltration without dialysis fluids, which is advantageous in miniaturization. We investigated the water-permeability of the PES membrane through in vivo experiments using rat model of renal disease for 5 hours and verified the effectiveness of the device...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226652/early-warnings-of-heart-rate-deterioration
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Vania G Almeida, Ian T Nabney, Vania G Almeida, Ian T Nabney, Ian T Nabney, Vania G Almeida
Hospitals can experience difficulty in detecting and responding to early signs of patient deterioration leading to late intensive care referrals, excess mortality and morbidity, and increased hospital costs. Our study aims to explore potential indicators of physiological deterioration by the analysis of vital-signs. The dataset used comprises heart rate (HR) measurements from MIMIC II waveform database, taken from six patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and diagnosed with severe sepsis. Different indicators were considered: 1) generic early warning indicators used in ecosystems analysis (autocorrelation at-1-lag (ACF1), standard deviation (SD), skewness, kurtosis and heteroskedasticity) and 2) entropy analysis (kernel entropy and multi scale entropy)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226527/3d-detection-of-periodic-limb-movements-in-sleep
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Heinrich Garn, Bernhard Kohn, Klaus Dittrich, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Robert Stepansky, Markus Wimmer, Osman Ipsiroglu, Dieter Grossegger, Manuel Kemethofer, Stefan Seidel, Heinrich Garn, Bernhard Kohn, Klaus Dittrich, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Robert Stepansky, Markus Wimmer, Osman Ipsiroglu, Dieter Grossegger, Manuel Kemethofer, Stefan Seidel, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Heinrich Garn, Osman Ipsiroglu, Manuel Kemethofer, Robert Stepansky, Dieter Grossegger, Klaus Dittrich, Markus Wimmer, Bernhard Kohn, Stefan Seidel
The standard polysomnographic method for detecting periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) includes measuring the electromyography (EMG) signals from electrodes at the left and right tibialis anterior muscles. This procedure has disadvantages as the cabling affects the patients quality of sleep and the electrodes tend to come off during the night, deteriorating data quality. We used contactless monitoring of body movements by a 3D time-of-flight camera mounted above the bed. Changes in the 3D silhouette indicate motion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226430/postural-flexibility-during-quiet-standing-in-healthy-elderly-and-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Kazuyuki Matsuda, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Naoya Yoshikawa, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Ken Kiyono, Takao Tanahashi, Takuyuki Endo, Kei Fukada, Kunihiko Nomura, Saburo Sakoda, Taishin Nomura, Kazuyuki Matsuda, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Naoya Yoshikawa, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Ken Kiyono, Takao Tanahashi, Takuyuki Endo, Kei Fukada, Kunihiko Nomura, Saburo Sakoda, Taishin Nomura, Kei Fukada, Naoya Yoshikawa, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Takuyuki Endo, Kunihiko Nomura, Taishin Nomura, Kazuyuki Matsuda, Ken Kiyono, Takao Tanahashi, Saburo Sakoda, Yasuyuki Suzuki
Postural instability is one of the predominant symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Despite its significant impact on the deterioration in quality of life in PD patients, mechanistic causes of the instability have not been clarified. Joint inflexibility at ankle and hip joints might be such a major cause, leading to small variability in the center of pressure (CoP) during quiet stance. However, this conjecture is still controversial. Thus, quantitative characterization of CoP patterns during quiet stance in PD patients remains a matter of research...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226284/does-suboccipital-decompression-and-evacuation-of-intraparenchymal-hematoma-improve-neurological-outcome-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cerebellar-hemorrhage
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Katharina A M Hackenberg, Andreas W Unterberg, Carla S Jung, Julian Bösel, Silvia Schönenberger, Klaus Zweckberger
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhages (SCH) can lead to life-threatening complications with high mortality rates of 20-50%. Although complications of SCH can be prevented by surgical therapy, there is a lack of consensus concerning the optimal surgical technique for evacuating SCH. METHODS: In this retrospective study 85 patients with SCH were divided into four treatment groups: (1) Decompression and Hematoma Evacuation via suboccipital craniectomy and removal of the posterior arch of C1 (DHE)...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226274/mortality-morbidity-and-refractoriness-prediction-in-status-epilepticus-comparison-of-stess-and-emse-scores
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Giada Giovannini, Giulia Monti, Manuela Tondelli, Andrea Marudi, Franco Valzania, Markus Leitinger, Eugen Trinka, Stefano Meletti
PURPOSE: Status epilepticus (SE) is a neurological emergency, characterized by high short-term morbidity and mortality. We evaluated and compared two scores that have been developed to evaluate status epilepticus prognosis: STESS (Status Epilepticus Severity Score) and EMSE (Epidemiology based Mortality score in Status Epilepticus). METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed on consecutive patients with SE admitted between September 2013 and August 2015...
February 7, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225159/a-7-year-follow-up-study-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-healthy-elderly-the-proof-cohort-study
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Emilia Sforza, David Hupin, Vincent Pichot, Jean Claude Barthélémy, Frédéric Roche
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Clinical and epidemiological cohort studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common but largely undiagnosed disorder in senior subjects, where progressive deterioration of the pathology would be expected as a consequence of the ageing processes. Our study examines the longitudinal progression of OSA over a 7-year period in a community-based sample of healthy subjects. METHODS: The sample consisted of 284 volunteers, aged >65 years (52% women, 48% men) accepting clinical and instrumental follow-up at 7 years...
February 22, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224729/management-of-hypoxaemic-respiratory-failure-in-a-respiratory-high-dependency-unit
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Craig Hukins, Mimi Wong, Michelle Murphy, John Upham
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on outcomes of hypoxaemic respiratory failure (HRF), especially in non-ICU settings. AIM: To assess outcomes in HRF (without multi-system disease and not requiring early intubation) directly admitted to a Respiratory High Dependency Unit (R-HDU). METHODS: Retrospective, cohort study of HRF compared to Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (HCRF) in a R-HDU (2007-2011). Patient characteristics (age, gender, pre-morbid status, diagnoses) and outcomes (non-invasive ventilation (NIV) use, survival, ICU admission) were assessed...
February 22, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224695/distal-hyperintense-vessel-sign-is-associated-with-neurological-deterioration-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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K-W Nam, H-M Kwon, S-W Park, J-S Lim, M-K Han, Y-S Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate the relationship between distal hyperintense vessel sign (HVS) and early neurological deterioration (END) in acute ischaemic stroke with large vessel steno-occlusion. METHODS: Acute ischaemic stroke patients with symptomatic severe steno-occlusion in the middle cerebral artery or internal carotid artery were recruited within 24 h from symptom onset. Stroke outcomes were evaluated using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score at the time of admission and at 72 h and 7 days...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224228/validation-of-serological-models-for-staging-and-prognostication-of-hcc-in-patients-from-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
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Hienori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Philip J Johnson, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Shuichi Kaneko, Norihiro Kokudo, Yonson Ku, Shoji Kubo, Takashi Kumada, Yutaka Matsuyama, Osamu Nakashima, Michiie Sakamoto, Tadatoshi Takayama, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND: Two serology-based scoring models for prognostication of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the BALAD and BALAD-2 models, were applied to a Japanese cohort of a nationwide follow-up survey of HCC. The ability of these models to predict the progression of HCC and the deterioration of liver function and to assess prognosis was evaluated. METHODS: BALAD and BALAD-2 scores were calculated in 24,029 patients from a cohort of Japanese nationwide survey based on the serum levels of five markers (bilirubin, albumin, lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive alpha-fetoprotein, alpha-fetoprotein, and des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin) measured at the time of HCC diagnosis...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223934/plasma-cystatin-c-and-high-density-lipoprotein-are-important-biomarkers-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-vascular-dementia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rui Wang, Zhaoyu Chen, Yongmei Fu, Xiaobo Wei, Jinchi Liao, Xu Liu, Bingjun He, Yunqi Xu, Jing Zou, Xiaoyan Yang, Ruihui Weng, Sheng Tan, Christopher McElroy, Kunlin Jin, Qing Wang
: Objectives: Cystatin C (Cys C) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) play critical roles in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). However, whether they can be used as reliable biomarkers to distinguish patients with dementia from healthy subjects and to determine disease severity remain largely unknown. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine plasma Cys C and HDL levels of 88 patients with dementia (43 AD patients, 45 VaD patients) and 45 healthy age-matched controls...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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