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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573428/a-retrospective-evaluation-of-the-modified-alvarado-score-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-in-hiv-infected-patients
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S Sobnach, C Ede, G Van Der Linde, J Klopper, S Thomson, A Bhyat, D Kahn
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the diagnostic value of a Modified Alvarado Score (MAS) ≥7 for acute appendicitis in both Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-negative (HIVneg) and positive (HIVpos) patientcohorts. METHODS: This retrospective study included all HIV-tested patients undergoing appendectomy at a regional hospital from March 2010 to March 2011. The MAS was calculated for all patients, as well as for the HIVneg and HIVpos groups separately...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559857/spanish-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-outcome-questionnaire-oq-30-2
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Paula Errázuriz, Sebastián Opazo, Alex Behn, Oscar Silva, Sergio Gloger
This study assessed the psychometric properties of a Spanish version of the Shortened Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-30.2, Lambert et al., 2004) validated with a sample of 546 patients in an outpatient mental health clinic and 100 non-clinical adults in Chile. Our results show that this measure has similar normative data to the original measure, with a cutoff score for the Chilean population set at 43.36, and the reliable change index at 14. This Spanish OQ-30.2 has good internal consistency (α = 0.90), has concurrent validity with the Depressive, Anxious, and Somatoform disorders measuring scale (Alvarado and Vera, 1991), and is sensitive to change during psychotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548309/tau-%C3%AE-synuclein-ratio-and-inflammatory-proteins-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-exploratory-study
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Manuel Delgado-Alvarado, Belén Gago, Ana Gorostidi, Haritz Jiménez-Urbieta, Rosalía Dacosta-Aguayo, Irene Navalpotro-Gómez, Javier Ruiz-Martínez, Alberto Bergareche, José F Martí-Massó, Pablo Martínez-Lage, Andrea Izagirre, María C Rodríguez-Oroz
BACKGROUND: No CSF or plasma biomarker has been validated for diagnosis or progression of PD. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the CSF and plasma levels of proteins associated with PD neuropathological inclusions and with neuroinflammation might have value in the diagnosis of PD or in relation to disease severity. METHODS: CSF levels of α-synuclein, amyloid-ß1-42, total tau, and threonine-181 phosphorylated tau, as well as CSF and plasma levels of cytokines (interleukin-1ß, interleukin-2, interleukin, interferon-γ, and tumor necrosis factor α) were studied in 40 PD patients and 40 healthy controls...
May 26, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530770/diagnostic-value-of-appendicular-doppler-ultrasonography-in-acute-appendicitis
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Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu, Yunsur Çevik, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Emine Akıncı, Hakan Buluş, Kadir Ağladıoğlu
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain prompting emergency department (ED) visits. It is critical for the physicians to promptly and accurately diagnose acute appendicitis. The present study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of Doppler ultrasonography (USG) in patients with acute appendicitis and compare this new method with other commonly used radio-diagnostic tools. METHODS: All patients who were diagnosed with acute appendicitis at the Kecioren Training and Research Hospital ED and later underwent appendectomy between October 2012 and April 2013 were included in the study...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492221/accuracy-of-modified-alvarado-score-eskelinen-score-and-ohmann-score-in-diagnosing-acute-appendicitis
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Pejana Rastović, Zoran Trninić, Gordan Galić, Zdrinko Brekalo, Josip Lesko, Marko Pavlović
INTRODUCTION: By processing the data of a large number of patients with abdominal pain, diagnostic scores whose implementation attempts to facilitate acute appendicitis diagnostics were developed. Modified Alvarado score, Ohmann score and Eskelinen score are used as assistance when setting the diagnosis and making a decision to undertake surgery. AIM: To assess accuracy of Alvarado score, Ohmann score and Eskelinen score in diagnosing acute appendicitis and to establish connection of total score of these scoring systems with histopathological degree of appendicitis...
May 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489170/modified-alvarado-score-in-children-with-diagnosis-of-appendicitis
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Mehran Peyvasteh, Shahnam Askarpour, Hazhir Javaherizadeh, Sepideh Besharati
Background: Appendicitis is one of the most common abdominal emergency. Some predictive scoring systems are recommended to decrease the rate of negative appendectomy. Aim: To evaluate sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of modified Alvarado score in children who underwent appendectomy. Methods: Four hundred children with initial diagnosis of appendicitis were randomly selected from patients who underwent appendectomy...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486303/how-reliable-is-alvarado-score-and-its-subgroups-in-ruling-out-acute-appendicitis-and-suggesting-the-opportunity-of-nonoperative-management-or-surgery
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Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Alice Piccinini, Fausto Catena, Andrea Biscardi, Gregorio Tugnoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459797/a-highly-sensitive-and-specific-combined-clinical-and-sonographic-score-to-diagnose-appendicitis
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Swathi B Reddy, Michael Kelleher, S A Jamal Bokhari, Kimberly A Davis, Kevin M Schuster
BACKGROUND: CT scanning reduces the negative appendectomy rate however it exposes the patient to ionizing radiation. Ultrasound (US) does not carry this risk but may be non-diagnostic. We hypothesized that a clinical-ultrasound scoring system would improve diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients (>15 yo) who presented through the emergency department with suspected appendicitis and underwent initial US. An ultrasound score was developed using odds ratios for appendicitis given appendiceal diameter, compressibility, hyperemia, free fluid and focal or diffuse tenderness...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442835/how-much-reliable-is-alvarado-scoring-system-in-reducing-negative-appendectomy
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Mehmet Tahsin Tekeli, Enver Ilhan, Orhan Ureyen, Abdullah Senlikci, Eyup Yeldan, Mucteba Ozturk, Mehmet Akif Ustuner, Ugur Gokcelli, Emrah Dadali, Fevzi Cengiz, Savas Yakan
There is still an ongoing debate, especially regarding early diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Early surgery leads to inadequate evaluation of acute abdominal pain and negative appendectomy, whereas delayed surgery leads to appendicitis perforation complications. The diagnosis of this condition is considerably difficult, especially due to subtle early symptoms and clinical condition. The aim of the present study was to identify whether the Alvarado scoring system could reduce the incidence of negative appendectomy in patients who will undergo surgery for acute appendicitis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323625/the-effects-of-stretching-training-on-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-obese-postmenopausal-women
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Alexei Wong, Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, Roy Kalfon, Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado, Arturo Figueroa
Context • Menopause and obesity are associated with autonomic dysfunction. Unconventional exercise modalities that include an important flexibility component seem to improve cardiac autonomic function by lowering sympathetic tone and increasing vagal modulation of the heart rate (HR). Yet clear evidence of the effects of stretching training (ST) on cardiac autonomic modulation is limited. Objective • The present study intended to examine the effects of ST on HR variability (HRV) and flexibility in obese postmenopausal women...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318179/depressive-symptoms-and-associated-factors-in-caregivers-of-newborn-infants-hospitalized-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Jorge L Alvarado Socarrás, Edna M Gamboa-Delgado, Silvia Trujillo Cáceres, Sandra Rodríguez Forero
INTRODUCTION: A high prevalence of depressive symptoms has been reported in family members of newborn infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. This causes a high negative impact on the newborn infant-family bond. OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of depressive symptoms and their associated factors in caregivers of newborn infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional, analytical study conducted at a tertiary care health facility specialized in cardiovascular disease...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271679/the-diagnostic-value-of-scube1-in-acute-appendicitis
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E Sonmez, A Dursun, B Gulen, H Metin, O F Ozer
BACKGROUND: SCUBE1 has recently been studied as a diagnostic biomarker for acute coronary syndrome, ischemic stroke, and acute mesenteric ischemia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of SCUBE1 and routine parameters used in patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. METHODS: Of the 150 patients admitted to the emergency department whose initial diagnosis were acute appendicitis (AA), 103 patients were excluded from the study for various reasons. Forty-seven patients with a definitive diagnose of AA and 43 volunteers were enrolled in the study...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261767/should-alvarado-and-ohmann-scores-be-real-indicators-for-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-and-severity-of-inflammation
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Eyüp Murat Yılmaz, Mücahit Kapçı, Sebahattin Çelik, Berke Manoğlu, Mücahit Avcil, Erkan Karacan
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain seen in surgical clinics. Although it can be easily diagnosed, the picture may be confusing, particularly in premenopausal women and the elderly. The present study is an evaluation of 2 of the current scoring systems with respect to accurate diagnosis of the disease and indication of inflammation severity. METHODS: A total of 105 patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis were included in the study...
January 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258458/clinical-prediction-rules-for-appendicitis-in-adults-which-is-best
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Malsha Kularatna, Melanie Lauti, Cheyaanthan Haran, Wiremu MacFater, Laila Sheikh, Ying Huang, John McCall, Andrew D MacCormick
BACKGROUND: Clinical prediction rules (CPRs) provide an objective method of assessment in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. There are a number of available CPRs for the diagnosis of appendicitis, but it is unknown which performs best. AIM: The aim of this study was to identify what CPRs are available and how they perform when diagnosing appendicitis in adults. METHOD: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
July 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202345/circulating-human-leucine-rich-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-1-mrna-and-protein-levels-to-detect-acute-appendicitis-in-patients-with-acute-abdominal-pain
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T H Rainer, L Y Leung, Cpy Chan, Y K Leung, N M Cheng, Pbs Lai, Y S Cheung, C A Graham
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of circulating plasma and urine leucine-rich-2-glycoprotein-1 (LRG1) protein has been found in patients with acute appendicitis (AA) and may be useful for diagnosis. This study aimed to investigate whether combined tests including circulating LRG1 mRNA levels improve the early diagnosis of AA. METHODS: Between December 2011 and October 2012, a prospective study was conducted on patients aged 18years or older presenting to the ED with acute abdominal pain (<7days of symptom onset)...
June 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193849/toxoplasma-gondii-exposure-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-control-study
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Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Edna Madai Méndez-Hernández, José Manuel Salas-Pacheco, Luis Ángel Ruano-Calderón, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Oscar Arias-Carrión, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Francisco Xavier Castellanos-Juárez, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, Oliver Liesenfeld, Agar Ramos-Nevárez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and Parkinson's disease and to investigate whether T. gondii seropositivity is associated with the general characteristics of patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Cases and controls were enrolled in Durango City, Mexico. PARTICIPANTS: 65 patients with Parkinson's disease and 195 age- and gender-matched control subjects without Parkinson's disease...
February 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161396/the-method-used-to-set-the-pass-mark-in-an-objective-structured-clinical-examination-defines-the-performance-of-candidates-for-certification-as-rheumatologists
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Virginia Pascual-Ramos, Gabriel Medrano-Ramírez, Eunice Solís-Vallejo, Ana Guilaisne Bernard-Medina, Diana Elsa Flores-Alvarado, Margarita Portela-Hernández, María Del Rocío Maldonado-Velázquez, Luis Javier Jara-Quezada, Luis Manuel Amezcua-Guerra, Judith López-Zepeda, Miguel Ángel Saavedra, César Alejandro Arce-Salinas
BACKGROUND: The Mexican Accreditation Council for Rheumatology certifies trainees (TR) on an annual basis using both a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test and an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). For 2013 and 2014, the OSCE pass mark (PM) was set by criterion referencing as ≥6 (CPM), whereas overall rating of borderline performance method (BPM) was added for 2015 and 2016 accreditations. We compared OSCE TR performance according to CPM and BPM, and examined whether correlations between MCQ and OSCE were affected by PM...
February 1, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069112/-immunohistochemical-assessment-of-her2-expression-in-gastric-cancer-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-93-cases
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Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Sara Gil-Hernández, Ana Ruelas-Perea, Diego Villaverde-Rodríguez, José Roberto Montes-Ochoa, Rafael Medrano-Guzmán
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer in Mexico is ranked third in both males and females. Most patients present clinically with advanced disease and treatment options are sparse. HER2 overexpression in gastric cancer is related to poor outcome. Immunohistochemical testing for HER2 is becoming the standard of care for guiding adjuvant treatment of gastric cancer with trastuzumab. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of HER2 overexpression in patients with gastric cancer in the Hospital de Oncología del Centro Médico Nacional, Siglo XXI and its association with other histopathological findings...
January 6, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053898/aromatherapy-with-two-essential-oils-from-satureja-genre-and-mindfulness-meditation-to-reduce-anxiety-in-humans
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Marilú Roxana Soto-Vásquez, Paúl Alan Arkin Alvarado-García
The goal of this study was to verify whether association of aromatherapy with essential oils of Satureja brevicalyx or Satureja boliviana and mindfulness meditation can reduce anxiety levels in humans. A randomized experimental trial was carried out with 108 participants who were divided into 6 groups, comprising a waiting list control group and five experimental groups. Aromatherapy was carried out by inhalation of essential oils while mindfulness intervention program was focused on "flow meditation". The anxiety index was evaluated by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043980/fear-of-falling-and-its-association-with-life-space-mobility-of-older-adults-a-cross-sectional-analysis-using-data-from-five-international-sites
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Mohammad Auais, Beatriz Alvarado, Ricardo Guerra, Carmen Curcio, Ellen E Freeman, Alban Ylli, Jack Guralnik, Nandini Deshpande
BACKGROUND: fear of falling (FOF) is a major health concern among community-dwelling older adults that could restrict mobility. OBJECTIVE: to examine the association of FOF with life-space mobility (i.e. the spatial area a person moves through in daily life) of community-dwelling older adults from five diverse sites. METHODS: in total, 1,841 older adults (65-74 years) were recruited from Kingston, Canada; Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada; Tirana, Albania; Manizales, Colombia and Natal, Brazil...
January 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
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