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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332418/asthma-status-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-herpes-zoster-in-children-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Su-Jing Chen, Kuang-Hua Huang, Wen-Chen Tsai, Cheng-Li Lin, Yih-Dih Cheng, Chang-Ching Wei
The literature regarding the effects of childhood asthma on the risk of herpes zoster (HZ) is very limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the risks of children developing HZ with asthma. From the National Health Insurance Research Database, a total of 600,891 children were enrolled in this study between 2000 and 2007. The children were matched by age, gender, level of urbanization, and parental occupation. All subjects were followed until the end of 2008. A Cox model was used to estimate the association of asthma on the risk of HZ...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320071/adherence-to-national-exercise-guidelines-by-patients-attending-emergency-departments-a-multi-site-survey
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Paul Berlingeri, Neil Cunningham, David McD Taylor, Jonathan Knott, Daniel McLean, Rex Gavan, Luke Plant, Hayley Chen, Tracey Weiland
OBJECTIVE: The proportion of adults in Australia meeting or exceeding the national guidelines for physical activity has remained relatively static over the past 10 years. The research objective was to measure self-reported physical activity and sedentary behaviour among ED patients in accordance with Australia's current physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines, revised in 2014. METHODS: A convenience sample of participants was recruited from three EDs in Melbourne between February and May 2016...
March 20, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295520/androgen-deficiency-impairs-erectile-function-in-rats-through-promotion-of-corporal-fibrosis
#3
K Cui, R Li, R Chen, M Li, T Wang, J Yang, Z Chen, S Wang, J Liu, K Rao
The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of androgen deficiency inducing corporal fibrosis, thereby causing erectile dysfunction (ED). Forty 12-week-old healthy male rats were divided randomly into four groups: normal control group (Control); castration group (Castration); the other 20 rats were castrated followed by testosterone (T) (orally) each day: castration + 10mg/kg T group (Castration + 10T) and castration + 20 mg/kg T group (Castration + 20T). After 8 weeks' treatment, the main outcome measures were the following: serum levels of T; the ratios of intracavernous pressure (ICP) to mean arterial pressure (MAP); histologic changes in penile smooth muscle cells; the Smad and non-Smad pathways; and extracellular matrix (ECM) protein deposition...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295458/improvement-in-erectile-function-in-a-rat-model-of-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-by-atorvastatin-in-a-manner-that-is-independent-of-its-lipid-lowering-property
#4
Z Zhang, L Tang, W Yu, Y Chen, Y-T Dai
The purpose of the present study is to explore the effects of a lipid-lowering drug atorvastatin, a three-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a rat model of atherosclerosis (AS) and the possible mechanisms underneath. A high-cholesterol diet was administrated to Sprague-Dawley rats in an attempt to induce an ASED model, which was later confirmed by abdominal aorta histopathology and erectile function evaluation. ASED rats were further assigned to non-treatment group, atorvastatin low-dose treatment group (5 mg kg(-1)  day(-1) ), high-dose group (10 mg kg(-1)  day(-1) ) and sildenafil (1...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283919/preventing-returns-to-the-emergency-department-followingbariatric-surgery
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Jennwood Chen, Justin Mackenzie, Yan Zhai, James O'Loughlin, Rebecca Kholer, Ellen Morrow, Robert Glasgow, Eric Volckmann, Anna Ibele
BACKGROUND: Unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits following bariatric surgery represent a significant source of inefficient resource utilization. This study aimed to identify potential strategies aimed at preventing unnecessary returns to the ED following bariatric surgery. The study was conducted in University Hospital, USA. METHODS: The electronic medical records of all patients who underwent bariatric surgery at our institution between January 2011 and October 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270286/initial-experience-of-the-application-of-third-generation-dual-source-ct-scanner-in-high-pitch-angiography-of-aorta
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Jixiang Liang, Lingyan Kong, Zhengyu Jin, Yun Wang, Huadan Xue, Yining Wang, Daming Zhang, Jin Chen
Objective To evaluate the value of third-generation dual-source CT scanner in application of high-pitch aorta CT angiography(CTA). Methods Totally 59 patients clinically indicated for whole aorta angiography were divided into 2 groups using a simple random method:in group 1 there were 28 patients who underwent the examination on a third-generation dual-source CT device,with a collimation of 2×192×0.6 mm and a rotation time of 0.25 s;in group 2 there were 31 patients who underwent the examination on a second generation dual-source CT device,with a collimation of 2×128×0...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270285/initial-experience-of-the-application-of-automated-tube-potential-selection-technique-in-high-pitch-dual-source-ct-angiography-of-whole-aorta-using-third-generation-dual-source-ct-scanner
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Lingyan Kong, Jixiang Liang, Huadan Xue, Yining Wang, Yun Wang, Zhengyu Jin, Daming Zhang, Jin Chen
Objective To evaluate the application of automated tube potential selection technique in high-pitch dual-source CT aortic angiography on a third-generation dual-source CT scanner. Methods Whole aorta angiography were indiated in 59 patients,who were divided into 2 groups using a simple random method:in group 1 there were 31 patients who underwent the examination with automated tube potential selection using a vascular setting with a preferred image quality of 288 mA/100 kV;in group 2 there were 28 patients who underwent the examination with a tube voltage of 100 kV and automated tube current modulation using a reference tube current of 288 mA...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263036/comparing-the-adverse-effects-of-platinum-in-combination-with-etoposide-or-irinotecan-in-previously-untreated-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-extensive-disease-a-network-meta-analyses
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Yujie Chen, Lingxiao Chen, Diansheng Zhong
BACKGROUND: The safety of front-line chemotherapies for the treatment of extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (ED-SCLC) is uncertain. We carried out a network meta-analysis to compare the toxicity of different therapies for ED-SCLC. METHODS: We searched EMBASE, PubMed, CENTRAL and clinicaltrials.gov. We performed network meta-analysis on hematological (anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia) and non-hematological toxicities (diarrhea, infection, and nausea and vomiting)...
March 6, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261826/a-literature-review-of-antithrombotic-and-anticoagulating-agents-on-sexual-function
#9
L W-H Chen, H-L Yin
Although millions of people receive antithrombotic agents (ATAs) or anticoagulating agents (ACAs) for vascular prophylaxis daily, the negative impact of these agents on sexual function has not been systematically studied. Therefore, a literature search was conducted to determine the effects of the marketed ATAs and ACAs on sexual function. In regard to men, the results show that thienopyridine derivatives increase the risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) and decrease libido and sexual function. The relationship between aspirin use and ED is inconsistent, ranging from a moderate risk to beneficial effects...
March 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259901/proteomic-analysis-of-oridonin-induced-apoptosis-in-multiple-myeloma-cells
#10
Jing Zhao, Mei Zhang, Pengcheng He, Junjie Zhao, Ying Chen, Jun Qi, Yuan Wang
Oridonin is a diterpenoid compound isolated from the medicinal herb Rabdosia rubescens, and has shown marked antitumor effects against different types of cancer. However, the definitive systematic molecular mechanism underlying the antitumor activity of oridonin in multiple myeloma remains to be elucidated. In the present study, cell viability and cytotoxicity were examined to determine the appropriate concentration for proteomic investigation. In addition, cell apoptosis was evaluated using flow cytometry and transmission electron microscopy...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247587/establishment-of-institutional-diagnostic-reference-level-for-computed-tomography-with-automated-dose-tracking-software
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Chong R Liang, Priscilla X H Chen, Jeevesh Kapur, Michael K L Ong, Swee T Quek, Subhash C Kapur
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to establish institutional diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) by summarising doses collected across the five computed tomography (CT) system in our institution. METHODS: CT dose data of 15940 patients were collected retrospectively from May 2015 to October 2015 in five institutional scanners. The mean, 75th percentile and 90th percentile of the dose spread were calculated according to anatomic region. The common CT examinations such as head, chest, combined abdomen/pelvis (A/P), and combined chest/abdomen/pelvis (C/A/P) were reviewed...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247430/a-novel-phase-unwrapping-method-based-on-pixel-clustering-and-local-surface-fitting-with-application-to-dixon-water-fat-mri
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Junying Cheng, Yingjie Mei, Biaoshui Liu, Jijing Guan, Xiaoyun Liu, Ed X Wu, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen, Yanqiu Feng
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a novel 2D phase-unwrapping method that works robustly in the presence of severe noise, rapid phase changes, and disconnected regions. THEORY AND METHODS: The MR phase map usually varies rapidly in regions adjacent to wraps. In contrast, the phasors can vary slowly, especially in regions distant from tissue boundaries. Based on this observation, this paper develops a phase-unwrapping method by using a pixel clustering and local surface fitting (CLOSE) approach to exploit different local variation characteristics between the phase and phasor data...
March 1, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241886/comparison-of-associated-features-and-drug-treatment-between-co-occurring-unipolar-and-bipolar-disorders-in-depressed-eating-disorder-patients
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Mei-Chih Meg Tseng, Chin-Hao Chang, Shih-Cheng Liao, Hsi-Chung Chen
BACKGROUND: To examine the differences of associated characteristics and prescription drug use between co-occurring unipolar and bipolar disorders in patients with eating disorders (EDs). METHODS: Patients with EDs and major depressive episode (MDE) were recruited from psychiatric outpatient clinics. They were interviewed and completed self-administered measures assessing eating and general psychopathology. The prescribed drugs at the index outpatient visit were recorded...
February 27, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202338/a-new-strategy-for-emergency-department-crowding-high-turnover-utility-bed-intervention
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I-Hsin Lee, Chung-Ting Chen, Yi-Tzu Lee, Yueh-Shuang Hsu, Chia-Ling Lu, Hsien-Hao Huang, Teh-Fu Hsu, Chorng-Kuang How, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Ueng-Cheng Yang
BACKGROUND: This study applied a new strategy, termed high-turnover utility bed intervention, to offer early admission chances for emergency department (ED) patients and alleviate ED crowding. METHODS: This before-and-after observational cohort study was conducted at the ED of an urban tertiary hospital. On January 1, 2012, 14 utility beds were prepared exclusively for ED patient use. A strict 48-hour course limit for each patient was formulated to govern these high-turnover beds...
February 12, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162947/fty720-supplementation-partially-improves-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats-with-streptozotocin-induced-type-1-diabetes-through-inhibition-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-corporal-fibrosis
#15
Kai Cui, Yajun Ruan, Tao Wang, Ke Rao, Zhong Chen, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) seriously affects their quality of life. However, these patients show a poor effect rate for oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Thus, new treatment methods are urgently needed. Fingolimod hydrochloride (FTY720) was approved in 2010 for the treatment of patients with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis. AIM: To investigate whether FTY720 supplementation could ameliorate ED induced by DM (DMED)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152705/value-in-cancer-care-regional-initiative-to-improve-care-through-data-reporting-and-interventions
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Teah Hoopes, Lotte Steuten, Veena Shankaran, Bernardo Goulart, Gary H Lyman, Thomas David Brown, Eric Y Chen, Ted Conklin, John M Corman, Matt Lonergan, Daniel Lessler, Renato Martins, Csaba Mera, John Whitelaw Rieke, Elie P Saikaly, Julie C Smith, F Marc Stewart, Richard Whitten, Scott David Ramsey
34 Background: In the context of many initiatives aimed at measuring quality and value in cancer care, the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), partnered with community members to launch a regional, stakeholder-driven initiative to define and report value metrics for cancer care for Washington State. Region-wide Summits were held in 2014 and 2015. Participants included local healthcare delivery organizations, patient advocacy groups, payers, and policymakers. The 2014 Summit identified priority metrics; these metrics were reported at the 2015 Summit...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130855/improved-workflow-for-quantifying-left-ventricular-function-via-cardiorespiratory-resolved-analysis-of-free-breathing-mr-real-time-cines
#17
Yin Wu, Qian Wan, Jing Zhao, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng, Yiu-Cho Chung, Yucheng Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of a proposed cardiorespiratory-resolved analysis in left ventricular (LV) function quantification from real-time cines in a cohort of cardiac patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electrocardiograph (ECG)-free free-breathing real-time cine imaging based on the balanced steady-state free precession technique was performed on short-axis slices of 20 cardiac patients at 3T. K-means cluster segmentation was used to delineate the endocardial contours, from which the LV centroid and cavity area were determined...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107491/association-of-in-hospital-mortality-and-dysglycemia-in-septic-patients
#18
Hsiao-Yun Chao, Peng-Hui Liu, Shen-Che Lin, Chun-Kuei Chen, Jih-Chang Chen, Yi-Lin Chan, Chin-Chieh Wu, Gerald N Blaney, Zhen-Ying Liu, Cho-Ju Wu, Kuan-Fu Chen
BACKGROUND: The associations between dysglycemia and mortality in septic patients with and without diabetes are yet to be confirmed. Our aim was to analyze the association of diabetes and sepsis mortality, and to examine how dysglycemia (hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia and glucose variability) affects in-hospital mortality of patients with suspected sepsis in emergency department (ED) and intensive care units. METHODS: Clinically suspected septic patients admitted to ED were included, and stratified into subgroups according to in-hospital mortality and the presence of diabetes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107348/predicting-length-of-stay-among-patients-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-using-an-accelerated-failure-time-model
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Chung-Hsien Chaou, Hsiu-Hsi Chen, Shu-Hui Chang, Petrus Tang, Shin-Liang Pan, Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Te-Fa Chiu
BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) crowding continues to be an important health care issue in modern countries. Among the many crucial quality indicators for monitoring the throughput process, a patient's length of stay (LOS) is considered the most important one since it is both the cause and the result of ED crowding. The aim of this study is to identify and quantify the influence of different patient-related or diagnostic activities-related factors on the ED LOS of discharged patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103290/involvement-of-ddah-adma-nos-cgmp-and-cox-2-ptgis-camp-pathways-in-human-tissue-kallikrein-1-protecting-erectile-function-in-aged-rats
#20
Kai Cui, Yang Luan, Zhe Tang, Ke Rao, Tao Wang, Zhong Chen, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu, Daowen Wang
Our previous studies had reported that Human Tissue Kallikrein 1 (hKLK1) preserved erectile function in aged transgenic rats, while the detailed mechanism of hKLK1 protecting erectile function in aged rats through activation of cGMP and cAMP was not mentioned. To explore the latent mechanism, male wild-type Sprague-Dawley rats (WTR) and transgenic rats harboring the hKLK1 gene (TGR) were fed to 4 and 18 months old and divided into four groups: young WTR (yWTR) as the control, aged WTR (aWTR), aged TGR (aTGR) and aged TGRs with HOE140 (aTGRH)...
2017: PloS One
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