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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081016/graphene-as-a-flexible-template-for-controlling-magnetic-interactions-between-metal-atoms
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Sungwoo Lee, Dongwook Kim, Alex W Robertson, Euijoon Yoon, Suklyun Hong, Jisoon Ihm, Jaejun Yu, Jamie H Warner, Gun-Do Lee
Metal-doped graphene produces magnetic moments that have potential application in spintronics. Here we use density function theory computational methods to show how the magnetic interaction between metal atoms doped in graphene can be controlled by the degree of flexure in a graphene membrane. Bending graphene by flexing causes the distance between two substitutional Fe atoms covalently bonded in graphene to gradually increase and these results in the magnetic moment disappearing at a critical strain value...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073793/adverse-drug-reactions-to-anticoagulants-in-spain-analysis-of-the-spanish-national-hospital-discharge-data-2010-2013
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P Carrasco-Garrido, V Hernández-Barrera, J Esteban-Hernández, I Jiménez-Trujillo, A Álvaro-Meca, A López de Andrés, J de Miguel Diez, J M Rodríguez Barrios, J A Muñoz Robles, R Jiménez-García
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyse hospitalisations for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) involving anticoagulants. We also analysed the progress of the reactions over time, the factors related with ADRs. DESIGN: A retrospective, descriptive, epidemiological study. SETTING: This study used the Spanish National Hospital Discharge Database (Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos, CMBD), over a 4-year period. PARTICIPANTS: We selected CMBD data corresponding to hospital discharges with a diagnosis of ADRs to anticoagulants (International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code E934...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065660/time-trends-in-incidence-and-outcomes-of-hospitalizations-for-aspiration-pneumonia-among-elderly-people-in-spain-2003-2013
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Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Ana López-de-Andrés, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, María Palacios-Ceña, Javier de Miguel-Díez, Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Rodrigo Jiménez-García
BACKGROUND: Aspiration pneumonia (AP) is an infectious process causing high rates of mortality. The purpose of this study was: 1, to describe the incidence from 2003 to 2013 of AP hospitalizations; 2, to assess time trends in hospital outcomes variables, and; 3, to identify the factors independently associated with in-hospital mortality (IHM). METHODS: A retrospective observational study using the Spanish National Hospital Database, with patients discharged between January 2003 and December 2013 was conducted...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062019/care-delivery-patterns-processes-and-outcomes-for-primary-ovarian-cancer-surgery-a-population-based-review-using-a-national-administrative-database
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Saad Shakeel, Laurie Elit, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Laura Schneider, Christian Finley
OBJECTIVES: In this pan-Canadian study, we sought to elucidate the current state of surgical care for primary ovarian cancers and factors influencing selected short-term outcomes; these were in-hospital mortality (IHM), major complications (MCs), failure-to-rescue (FTR), and hospital length of stay (LOS). METHODS: We created a population cohort using inpatient admission records from the Canadian Institute of Health Information data set (2004-2012). Multilevel logistic regression and flexible parametric survival analyses, adjusted for hospital clustering effect, were conducted to determine the effect of patient-specific factors (i...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052880/impact-of-visit-to-visit-variability-in-systolic-blood-pressure-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-korean-national-health-insurance-service-national-sample-cohort
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SeongIl Choi, Jinho Shin, Sung Yong Choi, Ki Chul Sung, Sang Hyun Ihm, Kwang-Il Kim, Yu-Mi Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite an association between visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability (VV-BPV) and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, many studies performed during the past 4 years have shown conflicting results. This study investigated the impact of VV-BPV on CV outcomes in the Korean National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) database-National Sample Cohort. METHODS: From the 2002 Korean NHIS database (n = 47,851,928), sample subjects with 3 or more BP measurements (n = 51,811) were divided into 2 groups according to a 10 mm Hg cutoff in the SD of systolic BP (SD-SBP)...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046059/donor-financing-of-global-mental-health-1995-2015-an-assessment-of-trends-channels-and-alignment-with-the-disease-burden
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F J Charlson, J Dieleman, L Singh, H A Whiteford
BACKGROUND: A recent report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) highlights that mental health receives little attention despite being a major cause of disease burden. This paper extends previous assessments of development assistance for mental health (DAMH) in two significant ways; first by contrasting DAMH against that for other disease categories, and second by benchmarking allocated development assistance against the core disease burden metric (disability-adjusted life year) as estimated by the Global Burden of Disease Studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028436/causes-of-death-in-children-younger-than-five-years-in-china-in-2015-an-updated-analysis
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Peige Song, Evropi Theodoratou, Xue Li, Li Liu, Yue Chu, Robert E Black, Harry Campbell, Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan
BACKGROUND: Substantial progress in reducing the child mortality rate has been made globally in the last two decades. However, for China, the number of children dying from preventable diseases is still very large. It is important to have regularly updated information on the distribution of causes of death (COD) in children to inform policy and research. In this study, we aim to estimate the COD spectrum in children younger than five years old from 2009 to 2015 with a focus on the year 2015 and to provide an updated COD prediction model for China...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000391/psychosocial-impact-on-families-with-an-infant-with-a-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-during-and-after-the-interstage-monitoring-period-a-prospective-mixed-method-study
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Gaby Stoffel, Rebecca Spirig, Brian Stiasny, Vera Bernet, Hitendu Dave, Walter Knirsch
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate parents' experiences, coping ability and quality of life while monitoring their sick child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome at home. BACKGROUND: Interstage home monitoring for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome reduces interstage mortality between Norwood stages I and II. Little is known about the psychosocial impact of interstage home monitoring. DESIGN: Prospective mixed-method study. METHOD: This study assessed the psychosocial impact on parents during IHM...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979670/trends-in-hospitalizations-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-spain-2004-to-2013
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Javier de Miguel-Díez, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Isabel Jiménez-Trujillo, José M de Miguel-Yanes, Manuel Méndez-Bailón, Ana López-de-Andrés
AIM: To describe trends in the incidence and outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) hospitalizations in Spain (2004-2013). METHODS: We used national hospital discharge data to select all hospital admissions for CAP as primary diagnosis. We analyzed incidence, Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, pathogens, length of hospital stay (LOHS), in-hospital mortality (IHM) and readmission. RESULTS: We identified 959,465 admissions for CAP...
December 12, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957422/unmasked-chronic-renal-function-deterioration-after-unilateral-adrenalectomy-in-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism
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Su Min Park, Woo Jin Jung, Jong Man Park, Harin Rhee, Il Young Kim, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Ihm Soo Kwak, Nari Shin, Sang Heon Song
We report 2 cases of chronic estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline after unilateral adrenalectomy due to primary aldosteronism. The patients were diagnosed with unilateral adrenal cortical adenoma releasing aldosterone. Two patients were examined for hypertension and hypokalemia. Unilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed in both cases, and pathology confirmed adrenal cortical adenoma. After adrenalectomy, hypertension and hypokalemia improved to within normal range. However, the eGFR decreased postoperatively, and abdominal computed tomography scan showed decreased kidney size compared to previous images...
December 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920497/efficacy-and-safety-of-two-fixed-dose-combinations-of-s-amlodipine-and-telmisartan-ckd-828-versus-s-amlodipine-monotherapy-in-patients-with-hypertension-inadequately-controlled-using-s-amlodipine-monotherapy-an-8-week-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-phase
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Sang-Hyun Ihm, Hui-Kyung Jeon, Tae-Joon Cha, Taek-Jong Hong, Sang-Hyun Kim, Nae-Hee Lee, Jung Han Yoon, Namsik Yoon, Kyung-Kuk Hwang, Sang-Ho Jo, Ho-Joong Youn
PURPOSE: To evaluate the blood pressure (BP) lowering efficacy and safety of CKD-828, a fixed-dose combination of S-amlodipine (the more active isomer of amlodipine besylate, which is calcium channel blocker) and telmisartan (long acting angiotensin receptor blocker), in patients with hypertension inadequately controlled with S-amlodipine monotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients (N=187) who failed to respond after 4-week S-amlodipine 2.5 mg monotherapy (sitting diastolic blood pressure [sitDBP] ≥90 mmHg) to receive CKD-828 2...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909812/in-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast-expression-of-sparc-osteonectin-bm40-mrna-by-in-situ-hybridization-correlates-with-protein-expression-by-immunohistochemistry-and-is-associated-with-tumor-progression
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Nah Ihm Kim, Ga-Eon Kim, Ji Shin Lee, Min Ho Park
Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) plays an essential role in tumor invasion and metastasis. The present work was undertaken to detect expression of SPARC mRNA in phyllodes tumors (PTs) and its association with SPARC protein expression. This study also evaluated expression of SPARC mRNA and its correlation between grade and clinical behavior of PTs. In addition, we assessed in PTs the association of expression of SPARC with that of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and of MMP-9. SPARC mRNA expression was determined by RNAscope in situ hybridization (ISH) in 50 benign, 22 borderline, and 10 malignant PTs using a tissue microarray...
December 1, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897205/coulomb-nanoradiator-mediated-site-specific-thrombolytic-proton-treatment-with-a-traversing-pristine-bragg-peak
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Jae-Kun Jeon, Sung-Mi Han, Soon-Ki Min, Seung-Jun Seo, Kyuwook Ihm, Won-Seok Chang, Jong-Ki Kim
Traversing proton beam-irradiated, mid/high-Z nanoparticles produce site-specific enhancement of X-ray photon-electron emission via the Coulomb nanoradiator (CNR) effect, resulting in a nano- to micro-scale therapeutic effect at the nanoparticle-uptake target site. Here, we demonstrate the uptake of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs) and nanoradiator-mediated, site-specific thrombolysis without damaging the vascular endothelium in an arterial thrombosis mouse model. The enhancement of low-energy electron (LEE) emission and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production from traversing proton beam-irradiated IONs was examined...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893204/estimating-the-economic-burden-of-lung-cancer-in-iran
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Satar Rezaei, Ali Akbari Sari, Abraha Woldemichael, Moslem Soofi, Ali Kazemi, Behzad Karami Matin
Objectives: Lung cancer is a major public health problem and one of the most costly illnesses. The study aimed to estimate the economic burden of lung cancer in Iran in 2014. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the direct and indirect costs for patients with lung cancer using a prevalence-based approach. A human capital approach was employed to estimate the indirect costs. Data were obtained from several sources such as through patient interview using structured questionnaire, medical records, the GLOBOCAN databases, the Iranian Statistical Center, the Iranian Ministry of Cooperation, Labor and Social Welfare, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)...
1, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876006/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-following-major-lower-extremity-amputations-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Ana Lopez-de-Andres, Valentin Hernandez-Barrera, Roberto Lopez, Pablo Martin-Junco, Isabel Jimenez-Trujillo, Alejandro Alvaro-Meca, Miguel Angel Salinero-Fort, Rodrigo Jimenez-Garcia
BACKGROUND: Outcome prediction is important in the clinical decision-making process. Artificial neural networks (ANN) have been used to predict the risk of post-operative events, including survival, and are increasingly being used in complex medical decision making. We aimed to use ANN analysis to estimate predictive factors of in-hospital mortality (IHM) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) after major lower extremity amputation (LEA) in Spain. METHODS: We design a retrospective, observational study using ANN models...
November 22, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875571/short-and-long-term-mortality-rates-of-elderly-acute-kidney-injury-patients-who-underwent-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#16
Harin Rhee, Keum Sook Jang, Jong Man Park, Jin Suk Kang, Na Kyoung Hwang, Il Young Kim, Sang Heon Song, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Ihm Soo Kwak
BACKGROUND: The world's population is aging faster and the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) needing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasing in elderly population. The outcome of AKI needing CRRT in elderly patients is known to be poor. However, the definitions of elderly used in the previous literatures were diverse and, there were few data that compared the long-term mortality rates of these patients with middle aged patients. This study was aimed to evaluate this issue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849566/effects-of-sacubitril-valsartan-lcz696-on-natriuresis-diuresis-blood-pressures-and-nt-probnp-in-salt-sensitive-hypertension
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Tzung-Dau Wang, Ru-San Tan, Hae-Young Lee, Sang-Hyun Ihm, Moo-Yong Rhee, Brian Tomlinson, Parasar Pal, Fan Yang, Elizabeth Hirschhorn, Margaret F Prescott, Markus Hinder, Thomas H Langenickel
: Salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH) is characterized by impaired sodium excretion and subnormal vasodilatory response to salt loading. Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) was hypothesized to increase natriuresis and diuresis and result in superior blood pressure control compared with valsartan in Asian patients with SSH. In this randomized, double-blind, crossover study, 72 patients with SSH received sacubitril/valsartan 400 mg and valsartan 320 mg once daily for 4 weeks each. SSH was diagnosed if the mean arterial pressure increased by ≥10% when patients switched from low (50 mmol/d) to high (320 mmol/d) sodium diet...
January 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846297/trends-in-epidemiology-of-copd-in-hiv-infected-patients-in-spain-1997-2012
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Javier de Miguel-Díez, Ana López-de-Andrés, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Luis Puente-Maestu, Isabel Jiménez-Trujillo, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Salvador Resino, Alejandro Álvaro-Meca
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate trends of incidence of hospital admissions and in-hospital mortality (IHM) in HIV-infected patients with COPD in the combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) era in Spain (1997-2012). METHODS: A retrospective study with data from nationwide population-based COPD diagnoses in the Spanish Minimum Basic Data Set (MBDS) was performed. We established groups according to their HIV and HCV infections: 1) HIV-uninfected patients; 2) HIV-infected patients (with or without HCV coinfection)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845545/burden-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-iran-from-1990-to-2010-results-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2010
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Shadi Rahimzadeh, Shohreh Naderimagham, Marzieh Rohani-Rasaf, Parinaz Mehdipour, Masoud Lotfizadeh, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori, Fereshteh Davoudi, Atefeh Noori, Kianoush Kamali, Seyed Saeed Hashemi Nazari
BACKGROUND: The present study describes the epidemiological status of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Iran based on the Global Burden of Disease study 2010 (the GBD 2010), and compares this with those of other neighboring countries. METHODS: The burden of STIs from 1990 to 2010 in Iran was derived from a systematic study, namely the GBD 2010, which was conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Using a model-based estimation, Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) were calculated on the basis of the prevalence of STIs...
November 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843053/prehypertension-is-associated-with-early-complications-of-atherosclerosis-but-not-with-exercise-capacity
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Mi-Hyang Jung, Sang-Hyun Ihm, Dong-Hyeon Lee, Woo-Baek Chung, Hae Ok Jung, Ho-Joong Youn
BACKGROUND: Prehypertension has a high risk of progression to hypertension, and intensive lifestyle modification including regular exercise is recommended for the management of prehypertensive individuals. However, data on the association between exercise capacity and hypertension status are limited. Therefore, we aimed 1) to define the characteristics of prehypertension, focusing on metabolic aspects and exercise capacity, and 2) to elucidate determinants of exercise capacity in healthy individuals without hypertension...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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