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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240004/gut-microbiota-and-pancreatic-diseases
#1
Marianna Signoretti, Roberta Roggiolani, Caterina Stornello, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso
Changes in diet, lifestyle and exposition to environmental risk factors account for the increased incidence of pancreatic disorders, including acute and chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. The role of the microbiome in the development of pancreatic disorders is increasingly recognized. The translocation of gut bacteria and endotoxins following gut barrier failure is a key event contributing to the severity of acute pancreatitis, while small intestine bacterial overgrowth is common in patients with chronic pancreatitis and further worsens their symptoms and malnutrition...
February 24, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239996/re-presentations-and-recurrent-events-following-initial-management-of-the-acute-paediatric-scrotum-a-5-year-review
#2
Shareena Lala, Neil Price, Vipul Upadhyay
BACKGROUND: Previous reviews report relatively low rates of post-operative complications for acute scrotal exploration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the re-presentation to hospital in boys with previous acute scrotal pathology, reviewing contralateral symptoms, post-operative complications, testicular torsion following fixation and failure of conservative management of testicular appendage (TA) torsion. METHODS: All boys under 16 years presenting to our unit with an acute scrotum from January 2008 to December 2012 (5-year period) were identified...
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239995/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-brief-intervention-for-alcohol-and-drugs-linked-to-the-alcohol-smoking-and-substance-involvement-screening-test-assist-in-primary-health-care-in-chile
#3
Fernando Poblete, Nicolas A Barticevic, M Soledad Zuzulic, Rodrigo Portilla, Alvaro Castillo-Carniglia, Jaime C Sapag, Luis Villarroel, Brena F Sena, Magdalena Galarce
AIM: To study the effectiveness of a Brief Intervention (BI) associated with the ASSIST (Alcohol Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test) for alcohol and illicit drug use as part of a systematic screening program implemented in primary care. DESIGN: A multi-center randomized open-label trial stratified using the ASSIST-specific substance involvement score (for alcohol, scores ranged from 11 to 15 and 16 to 20; and for the other substances, from 4 to 12 and 13 to 20)...
February 27, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239989/advance-male-urethral-sling-medium-term-results-in-an-australian-cohort
#4
Alexander Papachristos, Sarah Mann, Kay Talbot, Daniel Moon
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, the AdVance male urethral sling has emerged as a minimally invasive option for stress urinary incontinence. We aimed to evaluate the success of the AdVance sling using validated continence outcome measures. METHODS: A total of 72 patients treated with the AdVance sling completed validated questionnaires reporting on quality of life and functional outcomes. Incontinence was assessed according to pad weight, pad usage per day (PPD), International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire scores and Patient Global Impression of Improvement scores...
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239984/cost-effectiveness-of-extended-release-naltrexone-to-prevent-relapse-among-criminal-justice-involved-persons-with-a-history-of-opioid-use-disorder
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Sean M Murphy, Daniel Polsky, Joshua D Lee, Peter D Friedmann, Timothy W Kinlock, Edward V Nunes, Richard J Bonnie, Michael Gordon, Donna T Chen, Tamara Y Boney, Charles P O'Brien
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Criminal-justice-involved persons are highly susceptible to opioid relapse and overdose-related deaths. In a recent randomized trial, we demonstrated the effectiveness of extended release naltrexone (XR-NTX; Vivitrol®) in preventing opioid relapse among criminal-justice-involved U.S. adults with a history of opioid use disorder. The cost of XR-NTX may be a significant barrier to adoption. Thus, it is important to account for improved quality of life, and downstream cost-offsets...
February 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239978/sleep-disordered-breathing-and-its-management-in-children-with-achondroplasia
#6
Rossana Tenconi, Sonia Khirani, Alessandro Amaddeo, Caroline Michot, Geneviève Baujat, Vincent Couloigner, Livio De Sanctis, Syril James, Michel Zerah, Valérie Cormier-Daire, Brigitte Fauroux
Sleep-disordered breathing is a common feature in children with achondroplasia. The aim of our study was to review the poly(somno)graphic (P(S)G) findings and consequent treatments in children with achondroplasia followed in the national reference center for skeletal dysplasia. A retrospective review of the clinical charts and P(S)G of 43 consecutive children (mean age 3.9 ± 3.5 years) with achondroplasia seen over a period of 2 years was performed. Twenty four (59%) children had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239969/quantum-chemical-mass-spectrometry-ab-initio-prediction-of-electron-ionization-mass-spectra-and-identification-of-new-fragmentation-pathways
#7
Julie Cautereels, Magda Claeys, Davy Geldof, Frank Blockhuys
The electron ionization mass spectra of four organic compounds are predicted based on the results of quantum chemical calculations at the DFT/B3LYP/6-311 + G* level of theory. This prediction is performed 'ab initio', i.e. without any prior knowledge of the thermodynamics or kinetics of the reactions under consideration. Using a set of rules determining which routes will be followed, the fragmentation of the molecules' bonds and the complete resulting fragmentation pathways are studied. The most likely fragmentation pathways are identified based on calculated reaction energies ΔE when bond cleavage is considered and on activation energies ΔE(‡) when rearrangements are taken into account; the final intensities of the peaks in the spectrum are estimated from these values...
August 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239958/differential-sex-effects-of-systolic-blood-pressure-and-ldl-c-on-type-2-diabetes-life-course-data-from-the-bogalusa-heart-study
#8
Benjamin D Pollock, Wei Chen, Emily W Harville, Tian Shu, Vivian Fonseca, Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Tanika N Kelly, Lydia A Bazzano
BACKGROUND: There may be sex-specific cardiometabolic mechanisms early in life that affect the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) through mid-adulthood. Yet, there have been few studies examining whether early life-course interactions between cardiometabolic risk factors and sex are associated with incident T2DM. METHODS: We followed n = 7,725 children from the Bogalusa Heart Study through mid-adulthood to examine whether low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), body mass index (BMI), or systolic blood pressure (SBP) differentially impact the risk of T2DM for females versus males...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239947/analysis-of-early-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-after-liver-transplantation
#9
Zhicheng Xue, Maogen Chen, Xuzhi Zhang, Guodong Wang, Xiaoshun He, Linwei Wu, Yi Ma
BACKGROUND: Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is one of the deadliest complications after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This study aimed to identify risk factors and summarize the experience of HAT management after OLT. METHODS: Clinical data of 407 adult patients who received OLT in our centres from July 2011 to December 2015 were retrospectively investigated. RESULTS: The incidence rate of early HAT was 2.0% (8/407). Recipient/donor weight ratio ≥1...
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239942/extended-treatment-for-cigarette-smoking-cessation-a-randomized-control-trial
#10
Jennifer R Laude, Steffani R Bailey, Erin Crew, Ann Varady, Anna Lembke, Danielle McFall, Anna Jeon, Diana Killen, Joel D Killen, Sean P David
AIM: To test the potential benefit of extending cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) relative to not extending CBT on long-term abstinence from smoking. DESIGN: Two-group parallel randomised controlled trial. Patients were randomized to receive non-extended CBT (n = 111) or extended CBT (n = 112) following a 26-week open-label treatment. SETTING: Community clinic in the USA. PARTICIPANTS: 219 smokers (mean age: 43 years; mean cigarettes/day: 18)...
February 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239919/large-multicentre-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-testing-a-low-cost-tailored-self-help-smoking-cessation-text-message-intervention-for-pregnant-smokers-miquit
#11
Felix Naughton, Sue Cooper, Katharine Foster, Joanne Emery, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Stephen Sutton, Matthew Jones, Michael Ussher, Rachel Whitemore, Matthew Leighton, Alan Montgomery, Steve Parrott, Tim Coleman
AIMS: To estimate the effectiveness of pregnancy smoking cessation support delivered by SMS text message and key parameters needed to plan a definitive trial. DESIGN: Multicentre, parallel-group, single-blinded, individual randomised controlled trial SETTING: 16 antenatal clinics in England. PARTICIPANTS: 407 participants were randomised to the intervention (n = 203) or usual care (n = 204). Eligible women were <25 weeks gestation, smoked at least 1 daily cigarette (>5 pre-pregnancy), were able to receive and understand English SMS texts and were not already using text-based cessation support...
February 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239918/what-is-a-nurse-the-francis-report-and-the-historic-voice-of-nursing
#12
Ann Bradshaw
Following the Francis report into shockingly deficient standards of care at an English hospital, this paper examines UK nurse education and revisits the premises on which the professional narrative of nursing was built. The UK government's response to the report is to introduce the "associate nurse" role, to be nationally trained to do fundamental care in place of the registered nurse, and a nursing apprenticeship scheme-on-the-job training for a nursing degree. UK nursing bodies do not address the report's recommendations in regard to registered nurse education; rather, they advocate a further perpetuation of the current system...
February 26, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239917/decrease-in-mortality-of-adult-epilepsy-patients-since-1980-lessons-learned-from-a-hospital-based-cohort
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C A Granbichler, W Oberaigner, G Kuchukhidze, J-P Ndayisaba, A Ndayisaba, A Taylor, G Bauer, G Luef, E Trinka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on mortality in patients with epilepsy have been available since the 1800s. They consistently show a 2-3-fold increase compared to the general population. Despite major advances in diagnostic tools and treatment options, there is no evidence for a decrease in premature deaths. The temporal trend of mortality in a hospital-based epilepsy cohort over three decades was assessed. METHODS: A hospital-based incidence cohort was recruited from a specialized epilepsy outpatient clinic at Innsbruck Medical University between 1980 and 2007, divided by decade into three cohorts and followed for 5 years after initial epilepsy diagnosis...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239909/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-is-effective-and-well-tolerated-in-post-kidney-transplant-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus
#14
Amilcar L Morales, Luz Liriano-Ward, Amber Tierney, Michelle Sang, Alexander Lalos, Mohamed Hassan, Vinay Nair, Thomas Schiano, Rohit Satoskar, Coleman Smith
Patients with end stage renal diseases on hemodialysis have a high prevalence of hepatitis C infection (HCV). In most patients treatment for HCV is delayed until post renal transplant. We assessed the effectiveness and tolerance of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in 32 post-kidney transplant patients infected with HCV. The group was composed predominantly of treatment naïve (75%) African American (68.75%) males (75%) infected with genotype 1a (62.5%). Most patients received a deceased donor kidney graft (78...
February 26, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239907/effects-of-oral-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-administration-on-body-weight-in-overweight-or-obese-subjects-a-crossover-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#15
Nong Li, Weili Yan, Xiaojuan Hu, Yongdi Huang, Fugang Wang, Weiguo Zhang, Qian Wang, Xiaoling Wang, Kehong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) has shown beneficial properties on diabetes and obesity. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of oral ALA on body weight in subjects with overweight or obese. DESIGN: Single-centre, randomized, double-blind, crossover controlled study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 166 subjects of Chinese Han ethnicity with a BMI ≥25 kg/m(2) were screened and 103 subjects fulfilled the study requirements, in terms of informed consent and participation to the study...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239906/complementary-medicine-for-treatment-of-agitation-and-delirium-in-older-persons-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
#16
REVIEW
Ilana Levy, Samuel Attias, Eran Ben-Arye, Boaz Bloch, Elad Schiff
BACKGROUND: Agitation and delirium frequently occur in cognitively impaired older people. We conducted a systematic review with narrative synthesis of the literature aiming to assess effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities to address these conditions. METHODS: Following preliminary search, we included 40 original researches on CAM treatment of delirium and agitation in older persons. Then, the quality of these studies was assessed using the Downs and Black Checklist and Quality Assessment Tool for Studies with Diverse Designs, and the effect sizes were calculated...
February 26, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239886/fibrocartilaginous-mesenchymoma-of-bone-a-single-institution-experience-with-molecular-investigations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
M Gambarotti, A Righi, D Vanel, S Cocchi, S Benini, F M Elli, G Mantovani, P Ruggieri, S Boriani, D Donati, M Sbaraglia, A P Dei Tos, P Picci
AIMS: Fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma is a rare intraosseous lesion with a total of 25 cases described in the literature. This study describes the clinical, radiological, and histological features of eight new cases of fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma collected at a single institution between 1982 and 2016. The presence of GNAS and IDH1/2 mutations and MDM2 amplification was explored to evaluate possible links between fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma, fibrous dysplasia, dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, and low-grade osteosarcoma...
February 26, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239880/long-term-use-of-oral-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-does-not-increase-cancer-risk-a-cohort-study-of-44-494-subjects
#18
G L-H Wong, Y-K Tse, T C-F Yip, H L-Y Chan, K K-F Tsoi, V W-S Wong
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) need long-term antiviral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NA). Animal studies suggest that some NA may increase cancer risk, but human data are lacking. AIM: To investigate cancer risks in patients with or without NA treatment. METHODS: We conducted a territory-wide cohort study using the database from Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. The diagnosis of CHB and various malignancies was based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis codes between 2000 and 2012...
February 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239871/the-effect-of-ovine-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-on-haemonchus-contortus-larval-morbidity-in-vitro
#19
Elizabeth A Shepherd, Javier J Garza, Scott P Greiner, Scott A Bowdridge
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), derived from parasite-resistant St. Croix (STC) hair sheep and parasite-susceptible Suffolk (SUF) sheep, on Haemonchus contortus L3 stage larval death in vitro, with or without autologous serum. Larval morbidity was quantified by measuring larval ATP concentration following incubation with PBMC. Larvae exposed to either STC- or SUF-derived PBMC had lower ATP than live larvae (0.12 μM ATP and 0.16 μM ATP versus 0...
February 26, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239868/determination-of-two-potential-toxicity-metabolites-derived-from-the-disruption-of-pksct-gene-in-monascus-aurantiacus-li-as3-4384
#20
Zhibing Huang, Baowei Su, Yang Xu, Laisheng Li, Yanping Li
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that disruption of the pksCT gene of Monascus led to over 98% decrease in its citrinin production capacity in Monascus (PHDS26).Two potentially toxic compounds, monascopyridine A (MPA) and monascopyridine B (MPB), were found in the fermentation products of the pksCT gene-disrupted Monascus. Moreover, a rapid and reliable HPLC method was developed for the simultaneous determination of MPA and MPB. We studied the effects of various extraction parameters and designed an orthogonal experiment to investigate the importance of each factor...
February 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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