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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352759/regional-myocardial-function-abnormalities-are-associated-with-macro-and-microcirculation-dysfunction-in-the-metabolic-syndrome-the-resolve-study
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Philippe Obert, Guillaume Walther, Frédéric Dutheil, Bruno Lesourd, Robert Chapier, Daniel Courteix, Agnes Vinet
Abnormalities in myocardial and vascular function have been reported in the metabolic syndrome (MetS), but whether these alterations are related remains poorly documented. Our aim was accordingly to investigate interrelationships between macro- and microcirculatory vasoreactivity and left ventricular (LV) myocardial function in MetS patients. Eighty-eight MetS individuals and 44 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled. LV global longitudinal strain (GLS) was measured using Vector Velocity Imaging...
January 19, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352719/prognostic-testing-patterns-and-outcomes-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-stratified-by-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-cytogenetics-a-real-world-clinical-experience-in-the-connect-cll-registry
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Anthony Mato, Chadi Nabhan, Neil E Kay, Nicole Lamanna, Thomas J Kipps, David L Grinblatt, Christopher R Flowers, Charles M Farber, Matthew S Davids, Pavel Kiselev, Arlene S Swern, Shriya Bhushan, Kristen Sullivan, E Dawn Flick, Jeff P Sharman
INTRODUCTION: Prognostic genetic testing is recommended for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to guide clinical management. Specific abnormalities, such as del(17p), del(11q), and unmutated IgHV, can predict the depth and durability of the response to CLL therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present analysis of the Connect CLL Registry (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT01081015), a prospective observational cohort study of patients treated across 199 centers, the patterns of prognostic testing and outcomes of patients with unfavorable-risk genetics were analyzed...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352693/the-association-between-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-albuminuria-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-hospitalizations-and-all-cause-mortality-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Gregory A Nichols, Anouk Déruaz-Luyet, Sibylle J Hauske, Kimberly G Brodovicz
AIMS: We evaluated the simultaneous effects of all clinically recognized categories of albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal observational study of 16,678 type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. From the first serum creatinine value from 2006 to 2012 and a urine-albumin creatinine ratio (UACR) recorded within 6months, we applied baseline Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) categories of eGFR and albuminuria...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352660/clinical-significance-of-muc13-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Sheema Khan, Nadeem Zafar, Shabia S Khan, Saini Setua, Stephen W Behrman, Zachary E Stiles, Murali M Yallapu, Peeyush Sahay, Hemendra Ghimire, Tomoko Ise, Satoshi Nagata, Lei Wang, Jim Y Wan, Prabhakar Pradhan, Meena Jaggi, Subhash C Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Poor prognosis of pancreatic cancer (PanCa) is associated with lack of an effective early diagnostic biomarker. This study elucidates significance of MUC13, as a diagnostic/prognostic marker of PanCa. METHODS: MUC13 was assessed in tissues using our in-house generated anti-MUC13 mouse monoclonal antibody and analyzed for clinical correlation by immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, RT-PCR, computational and submicron scale mass-density fluctuation analyses, ROC and Kaplan Meir curve analyses...
January 15, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352652/commentary-on-predictors-of-change-in-the-ankle-brachial-index-with-exercise
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Pere Altes, Secundino Llagostera
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January 15, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352595/axillary-tumour-burden-in-women-with-one-abnormal-node-on-ultrasound-compared-to-women-with-multiple-abnormal-nodes
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S Puri, N Sharma, R G Newcombe, M Kaushik, M Al-Attar, S Pascaline, M Hajaj, M G Wallis, B Elsberger, A Goyal
AIM: To determine if the number of abnormal nodes seen on preoperative axillary ultrasound (AUS) is a predictor of the number of positive nodes at histology for women with needle-biopsy-proven positive nodes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective multicentre cohort study included consecutive patients with early breast cancer who had needle-biopsy-proven positive nodes on AUS and underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) between October 2015 and July 2016...
January 15, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352586/the-impact-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-compliance-on-morbidity-from-resection-for-primary-lung-cancer
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Luke J Rogers, David Bleetman, David E Messenger, Natasha A Joshi, Lesley Wood, Neil J Rasburn, Timothy J P Batchelor
OBJECTIVE: The adoption of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs in thoracic surgery is relatively recent with limited outcome data. This study aimed to determine the impact of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathway on morbidity and length of stay in patients undergoing lung resection for primary lung cancer. METHODS: This prospective cohort study collected data on consecutive patients undergoing lung resection for primary lung cancer between April 2012 and June 2014 at a regional referral center in the United Kingdom...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352574/mismatch-repair-status-as-a-beneficial-predictor-of-fluorouracil-based-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Dingkong Liang, Si Shi, Chen Liang, Qingcai Meng, Bo Zhang, Quanxing Ni, Jin Xu, Xianjun Yu
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have indicated that patients with colorectal cancer with deficient mismatch repair have particular clinicopathologic features that distinguish them from patients with tumors with proficient mismatch repair. However, the effect of the mismatch repair status on outcomes after adjuvant chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer is still unknown. METHODS: Pancreatic cancer patients who underwent R0 resection between January 2013 and December 2015 at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center were included in this study...
January 15, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352562/cbs-mutations-are-good-predictors-for-b6-responsiveness-a-study-based-on-the-analysis-of-35-brazilian-classical-homocystinuria-patients
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Soraia Poloni, Fernanda Sperb-Ludwig, Taciane Borsatto, Giovana Weber Hoss, Maria Juliana R Doriqui, Emília K Embiruçu, Ney Boa-Sorte, Charles Marques, Chong A Kim, Carolina Fischinger Moura de Souza, Helio Rocha, Marcia Ribeiro, Carlos E Steiner, Carolina A Moreno, Pricila Bernardi, Eugenia Valadares, Osvaldo Artigalas, Gerson Carvalho, Hector Y C Wanderley, Johanna Kugele, Melanie Walter, Lorena Gallego-Villar, Henk J Blom, Ida Vanessa D Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Classical homocystinuria (HCU) is a monogenic disease caused by the deficient activity of cystathionine β-synthase (CβS). The objective of this study was to identify the CBS mutations in Brazilian patients with HCU. METHODS: gDNA samples were obtained for 35 patients (30 families) with biochemically confirmed diagnosis of HCU. All exons and exon-intron boundaries of CBS gene were sequenced. Gene expression analysis by qRT-PCR was performed in six patients...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352548/prediction-of-psychosis-across-protocols-and-risk-cohorts-using-automated-language-analysis
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Cheryl M Corcoran, Facundo Carrillo, Diego Fernández-Slezak, Gillinder Bedi, Casimir Klim, Daniel C Javitt, Carrie E Bearden, Guillermo A Cecchi
Language and speech are the primary source of data for psychiatrists to diagnose and treat mental disorders. In psychosis, the very structure of language can be disturbed, including semantic coherence (e.g., derailment and tangentiality) and syntactic complexity (e.g., concreteness). Subtle disturbances in language are evident in schizophrenia even prior to first psychosis onset, during prodromal stages. Using computer-based natural language processing analyses, we previously showed that, among English-speaking clinical (e...
February 2018: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352501/predictors-of-beef-calf-temperament-at-weaning-and-its-impact-on-temperament-at-breeding-and-reproductive-performance
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V R Kasimanickam, R L Abdel Aziz, H M Williams, R K Kasimanickam
Two experiments were conducted to determine (i) factors influencing calf temperament at weaning, (ii) association between heifer-calf temperament at weaning and temperament at breeding and (iii) effect of heifer-calf temperament on pregnancy rate per artificial insemination (P/AI). In experiment 1, beef cows and their calves (n = 285) from three farms were used. Sire docility estimated progeny difference (EPD) score, birth type (normal or assisted), calf gender, calf behaviour (during 1st 4 weeks) and calf health status (until weaning) were recorded...
January 19, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352489/prospective-questionnaire-study-showed-that-higher-self-efficacy-predicted-longer-exclusive-breastfeeding-by-the-mothers-of-late-preterm-infants
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Emma Gerhardsson, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Elisabet Mattsson, Eva-Lotta Funkquist
AIM: An important variable that influences breastfeeding outcomes is how confident a woman feels about her ability to breastfeed successfully at an early stage. We investigated breastfeeding self-efficacy in the mothers of late preterm infants. METHODS: This was a prospective, comparative study that focused on mothers who had delivered babies at 34+0 to 36+6 weeks and were recruited in 2012-2015 from a neonatal intensive care unit and a postnatal ward at a Swedish university hospital...
January 20, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352480/temporal-heterogeneity-increases-with-spatial-heterogeneity-in-ecological-communities
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Scott L Collins, Meghan L Avolio, Corinna Gries, Lauren M Hallett, Sally E Koerner, Kimberly J La Pierre, Andrew L Rypel, Eric R Sokol, Samuel B Fey, Dan F B Flynn, Sydney K Jones, Laura M Ladwig, Julie Ripplinger, Matt B Jones
Heterogeneity is increasingly recognized as a foundational characteristic of ecological systems. Under global change, understanding temporal community heterogeneity is necessary for predicting the stability of ecosystem functions and services. Indeed, spatial heterogeneity is commonly used in alternative stable state theory as a predictor of temporal heterogeneity and therefore an early indicator of regime shifts. To evaluate whether spatial heterogeneity in species composition is predictive of temporal heterogeneity in ecological communities, we analyzed 68 community datasets spanning freshwater and terrestrial systems where measures of species abundance were replicated over space and time...
January 20, 2018: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352421/predictors-of-insulin-initiation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-an-analysis-of-the-look-ahead-randomized-trial
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Scott J Pilla, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Stephen P Juraschek, Jeanne M Clark, Nisa M Maruthur
BACKGROUND: The decision to initiate insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes is a challenging escalation of care that requires an individualized approach. However, the sociodemographic and clinical factors affecting insulin initiation are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify patient factors that were independent predictors of insulin initiation among participants in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a randomized clinical trial...
January 19, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352399/predictors-of-retention-in-an-alcohol-and-risky-sex-prevention-program-for-homeless-young-adults
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Eric R Pedersen, Brett A Ewing, Elizabeth J D'Amico, Jeremy N V Miles, Ann C Haas, Joan S Tucker
Homeless young adults are at risk for alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and risky sexual behavior. Interventions are needed to help these young people reduce their risky behavior, but this population is often difficult to engage and retain in services. We offered a four-session AOD and risky sex reduction program to 100 participants and examined if retention in the program was predicted by a number of factors: demographics, homelessness severity, other service use, AOD behaviors, mental health symptoms, sexual risk behaviors, and readiness to change AOD and condom use...
January 20, 2018: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352360/quality-of-life-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-related-to-female-gender-and-comorbid-insomnia
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Mehmet Sezai Tasbakan, Canan Gunduz, Sebnem Pirildar, Ozen K Basoglu
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder affecting health-related quality of life (QoL), and OSA severity is not a reliable indicator for QoL. The aim of this study was (1) to evaluate the impact of gender on QoL and (2) to identify the predictors of QoL in OSA patients. METHODS: World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale short form (WHOQOL-Bref) was used for evaluating QoL in OSA patients undergoing polysomnography in sleep laboratory of a university hospital...
January 19, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352358/daily-fantasy-sports-players-gambling-addiction-and-mental-health-problems
#17
Lia Nower, Kyle R Caler, Dylan Pickering, Alex Blaszczynski
Studies point to a relationship between fantasy sports/daily fantasy sports (DFS) play and gambling behavior. However, little is known about the nature of those relationships, particularly regarding the development of gambling problems. This study investigates the nature, frequency, and preferences of gambling behavior as well as problem gambling severity and comorbid conditions among DFS players. Data were collected from an epidemiologic survey of 3634 New Jersey residents on gambling and leisure activities...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352338/predictive-factors-for-lymph-node-metastasis-in-submucosal-invasive-colorectal-carcinoma-a-new-proposal-of-depth-of-invasion-for-radical-surgery
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Jeonghee Han, Hyuk Hur, Byung Soh Min, Kang Young Lee, Nam Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients with lymph node metastasis (LNM) in submucosal invasive colorectal carcinoma (SM cancer) require additional surgical treatment after endoscopic dissection. However, because additional radical resection after endoscopic local resection may be unnecessary for cases without LNM, more specific criteria are required in order to diminish the incidence of further radical resection after endoscopic dissection. METHODS: A total of 492 patients with biopsy-proven SM cancer who underwent curative surgery between January 2008 and December 2012 were collected and were divided into LNM group and no LNM group...
January 19, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352327/limk-cofilin-pathway-and-slingshot-are-implicated-in-human-colorectal-cancer-progression-and-chemoresistance
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Helen Aggelou, Panagiota Chadla, Sofia Nikou, Sofia Karteri, Ioannis Maroulis, Haralabos P Kalofonos, Helen Papadaki, Vasiliki Bravou
Cofilin phospho-regulation is important for actin filament turnover and is implicated in cancer. Phosphorylation of cofilin is mediated by LIM kinases (LIMKs) and dephosphorylation by Slingshot phosphatases (SSH). LIMKs and SSH promote cancer cell invasion and metastasis and represent novel anti-cancer targets. However, little is known regarding LIMK/cofilin and SSH in human colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we aimed to address their expression and significance in human CRC. We evaluated expression of non-phosphorylated (active) and phosphorylated cofilin, LIMK1, LIMK2, and SSH1 by immunohistochemistry in 143 human CRC samples in relation to clinicopathologic parameters, response of metastatic disease to chemotherapy, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers β-catenin, E-cadherin, and ZEB...
January 19, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352286/echogenic-foci-with-comet-tail-artifact-in-resected-thyroid-nodules-not-an-absolute-predictor-of-benign-disease
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Hongxun Wu, Bingjie Zhang, Jie Li, Qianyun Liu, Tingting Zhao
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency of echogenic foci with comet-tail artifact in histologically proven thyroid nodules, and to determine the types of echogenic foci with comet-tail artifact that are associated with malignancy. We retrospectively analyzed the sonographic findings of echogenic foci with comet-tail artifact, present in thyroid nodules in 63 patients who underwent surgery for thyroid nodules at our institution between January 2016 and September 2016. The sonographic findings (appearance and background of echogenic foci, shape of comet-tail artifact) in benign and malignant nodules were compared...
2018: PloS One
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