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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213060/prediction-of-cesarean-delivery-in-the-term-nulliparous-woman-results-from-the-prospective-multi-center-genesis-study
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Naomi Burke, Gerard Burke, Fionnuala Breathnach, Fionnuala Mcauliffe, John J Morrison, Michael Turner, Samina Dornan, John R Higgins, Amanda Cotter, Michael Geary, Peter Mcparland, Sean Daly, Fiona Cody, Pat Dicker, Elizabeth Tully, Fergal D Malone
BACKGROUND: In contemporary practice many nulliparous women require intervention during childbirth such as operative vaginal delivery or Cesarean delivery (CD). Despite the knowledge that the rising CD rate is associated with increasing maternal age, obesity and larger infant birthweight, we lack a reliable method to predict the requirement for such potentially hazardous obstetric procedures during labor and delivery. This issue is important as there are higher rates of morbidity and mortality associated with unplanned CD performed in labor compared to scheduled Cesarean deliveries...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211648/cognitive-development-in-preterm-infants-multi-faceted-deficits-reflect-vulnerability-of-rigorous-neurodevelopmental-pathways
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Jessie R Maxwell, Tracylyn R Yellowhair, Akosua Y Oppong, Jenny E Camacho, Jean R Lowe, Lauren L Jantzie, Robin K Ohls
Prematurity remains the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, with 15 million preterm births occurring worldwide in 2010. Infants born less than 37 weeks gestation are at high risk of abnormal neurodevelopmental outcomes, given that the central nervous system is extremely sensitive to an abnormal intra- and extra-uterine environment. Children born preterm have multiple neurodevelopmental sequelae involving dynamic and complex cognitive deficits. Former preterm infants have difficulty with each domain of cognition, including executive function, language, learning and memory, complex attention, perceptual-motor function and social cognition when compared to children born at term...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210834/conservative-treatment-in-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-reassessment-of-practice-safety
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Zvi Steiner, Genady Buklan, Rodica Stackievicz, Michael Gutermacher, Ita Litmanovitz, Guy Golani, Shmuel Arnon
: The success rate of conservative treatment for children with uncomplicated appendicitis was prospectively evaluated among 197 children. All who received intravenous antibiotics for 3-5 days, and if symptoms resolved, were discharged home on oral antibiotics for 5 days. Failure rate, symptoms, laboratory signs, and sonographic findings were evaluated for prognostic markers of treatment failure. Children were followed for 18 months. The success rate of conservative treatment was 87%, with shorter hospital stays compared to children who eventually needed surgery (72 [60-84] vs...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209999/activating-primary-care-copd-patients-with-multi-morbidity-apcom-pilot-project-study-protocol
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Sameera Ansari, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Sarah Dennis, Nicholas Zwar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208945/perinatal-outcome-of-second-twin-with-respect-to-mode-of-delivery-an-observational-study
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Rujul Rashmin Jhaveri, Trupti K Nadkarni
INTRODUCTION: With the advent of assisted reproductive techniques, multi-fetal pregnancies are on the rise. While caesarean section is the defined mode of delivery for triplets and higher order pregnancies, the picture for twin delivery is not so clear. While a trial for vaginal delivery is attempted, the second twin is considered vulnerable to complications. Whether this translates into worsened perinatal outcomes is not well defined. AIM: To study the perinatal outcome and to identify the various factors influencing the perinatal outcome of second twin with respect to mode of delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208889/management-of-pneumonia-and-blood-stream-infections-with-new-antibiotic-adjuvant-entity-ceftriaxone-sulbactam-disodium-edetate-a-novel-way-to-spare-carbapenems
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Mohammad Shameem, Mohammad Amin Mir
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial infections have been considered as a major health problem causing incremental morbidity, mortality and costs of therapy. AIM: This retrospective study was initiated with aim to analyse the comparative efficacy of a novel Antibiotic Adjuvant Entity (AAE), a combination of ceftriaxone + sulbactam + disodium edetate and meropenem in combination with colistin, for the management of Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) nosocomial Gram-negative bacterial infections...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208844/spectrum-of-factors-triggering-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pih
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Visala Sree Jammalamadaga, Philips Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a major cause of maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity. The aetiology and pathogenesis of PE is yet to be completely understood. Evidence shows that, Endothelial Dysfunction (ED) plays a pivotal role in the genesis of this multi-system disorder that develops in PE and eclampsia. AIM: To determine the circulating levels of factors Malondialdehyde (MDA), Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma-α (FRAP), Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF-α), sFlt-1, VEGF, PlGF, Nitric Oxide (NO) that influence the ED...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207279/angiotensin-converting-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-and-longitudinal-change-in-percent-emphysema-on-computed-tomography-the-mesa-lung-study
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Megha A Parikh, Carrie P Aaron, Eric A Hoffman, Joseph E Schwartz, Jaime Madrigano, John H M Austin, Ravi Kalhan, Gina Lovasi, Karol Watson, Karen Hinckley Stukovsky, R Graham Barr
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Emphysema on computed tomography (CT) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with and without spirometrically defined COPD but no available medications target emphysema.  Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) and endothelial dysfunction are implicated in emphysema pathogenesis, and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) inhibit TGF-β, improve endothelial function and restore airspace architecture in murine models...
February 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206996/the-quest-for-sustained-multiple-morbidity-reduction-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-the-antifragility-project
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J W Kaempf, N M Schmidt, S Rogers, C Novack, M Friant, L Wang, N Tipping
OBJECTIVE: Can a comprehensive, explicitly directive evidence-based guideline for all therapies that might affect the major morbidities of very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants help a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) further improve generally favorable morbidity rates? Can Antifragility principles of provider adaptive growth from stressors, enhanced infant risk assessment and adherence to effective therapies minimize unproven treatments and reduce all morbidities? STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively planned observational trial in VLBW infants: control group born October 2011 to September 2013 and study group October 2013 to September 2015...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199729/spectrum-of-disease-associated-with-partial-lipodystrophy-pl-lessons-from-a-trial-cohort
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Nevin Ajluni, Rasimcan Meral, Adam H Neidert, Graham F Brady, Eric Buras, Barbara McKenna, Frank DiPaola, Thomas L Chenevert, Jeffrey F Horowitz, Colleen Buggs-Saxton, Amit R Rupani, Peedikayil E Thomas, Marwan K Tayeh, Jeffrey W Innis, M Bishr Omary, Hari Conjeevaram, Elif A Oral
CONTEXT: Partial lipodystrophy (PL) is associated with metabolic co-morbidities but may go undiagnosed as the disease spectrum is not fully described. OBJECTIVE: Define disease spectrum in PL using genetic, clinical (historical, morphometric) and laboratory characteristics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional evaluation. PARTICIPANTS: 23 patients (22 with familial, one acquired, 78.3% female, aged 12-64 years) with PL and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199405/co-financing-for-viral-load-monitoring-during-the-course-of-antiretroviral-therapy-among-patients-with-hiv-aids-in-vietnam-a-contingent-valuation-survey
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Quyen Le Thi Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Huong Thi Thu Phan, Huong Thi Le, Hinh Duc Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Cuong Duy Do, Cuong Manh Nguyen, Vu Thi Minh Thuc, Carl Latkin, Melvyn W B Zhang, Roger C M Ho
BACKGROUND: Viral load testing is considered the gold standard for monitoring HIV treatment; however, given its high cost, some patients cannot afford viral load testing if this testing is not subsidized. Since foreign aid for HIV/AIDS in Vietnam is rapidly decreasing, we sought to assess willingness to pay (WTP) for viral load and CD4 cell count tests among HIV-positive patients, and identified factors that might inform future co-payment schemes. METHODS: A multi-site cross-sectional survey was conducted with 1133 HIV-positive patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Hanoi and Nam Dinh...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196501/taking-multi-morbidity-into-account-when-attributing-dalys-to-risk-factors-comparing-dynamic-modeling-with-the-gbd2010-calculation-method
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Hendriek C Boshuizen, Wilma J Nusselder, Marjanne H D Plasmans, Henk H Hilderink, Bianca E P Snijders, René Poos, Coen H van Gool
BACKGROUND: Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) quantify the loss of healthy years of life due to dying prematurely and due to living with diseases and injuries. Current methods of attributing DALYs to underlying risk factors fall short on two main points. First, risk factor attribution methods often unjustly apply incidence-based population attributable fractions (PAFs) to prevalence-based data. Second, it mixes two conceptually distinct approaches targeting different goals, namely an attribution method aiming to attribute uniquely to a single cause, and an elimination method aiming to describe a counterfactual situation without exposure...
February 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195559/selection-of-multi-drug-resistant-influenza-a-and-b-viruses-under-zanamivir-pressure-and-their-replication-fitness-in-ferrets
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Ding Yuan Oh, Jacqueline Panozzo, Sophie Vitesnik, Rubaiyea Farrukee, David Piedrafita, Jennifer Mosse, Aeron C Hurt
BACKGROUND: Intravenous zanamivir has been used to treat patients with severe influenza. Because the majority of cases (including immunocompromised patients) require the drug for an extended period of treatment, there is a higher risk that the virus will develop resistance. Therefore, knowing the possible amino acid substitutions that may arise in recently circulating influenza strains under prolonged zanamivir exposure and their impact on antiviral susceptibility is important. METHODS: Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2) and B virus were serially passaged under increasing zanamivir pressure in vitro...
February 14, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189080/gender-differences-in-general-mental-health-smoking-drinking-and-chronic-diseases-in-older-adults-in-jilin-province-china
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Shibin Wang, Gabor S Ungvari, Brent P Forester, Helen F K Chiu, Yanhua Wu, Changgui Kou, Yingli Fu, Yue Qi, Yawen Liu, Yuchun Tao, Yaqin Yu, Bo Li, Yu-Tao Xiang
There is little information on gender differences in general mental health, smoking, drinking and chronic diseases in Chinese elderly. We examined the gender differences in general mental health, smoking, drinking and a number of chronic diseases in a large Chinese old population. Multistage stratified cluster sampling was used in this cross-sectional study. A total of 4115 people (2198 women; 1917 men) aged between 60 and 79 years were included and their general mental health, smoking, drinking and chronic diseases were recorded with standardized assessment tools...
February 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185567/from-comorbidities-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-to-identification-of-shared-molecular-mechanisms-by-data-integration
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David Gomez-Cabrero, Jörg Menche, Claudia Vargas, Isaac Cano, Dieter Maier, Albert-László Barabási, Jesper Tegnér, Josep Roca
BACKGROUND: Deep mining of healthcare data has provided maps of comorbidity relationships between diseases. In parallel, integrative multi-omics investigations have generated high-resolution molecular maps of putative relevance for understanding disease initiation and progression. Yet, it is unclear how to advance an observation of comorbidity relations (one disease to others) to a molecular understanding of the driver processes and associated biomarkers. RESULTS: Since Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) has emerged as a central hub in temporal comorbidity networks, we developed a systematic integrative data-driven framework to identify shared disease-associated genes and pathways, as a proxy for the underlying generative mechanisms inducing comorbidity...
November 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178704/the-influence-of-renal-centre-and-patient-sociodemographic-factors-on-home-haemodialysis-prevalence-in-the-uk
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Anuradha Jayanti, Philip Foden, Alasdair Rae, Julie Morris, Paul Brenchley, Sandip Mitra
BACKGROUND: In the United Kingdom, socioeconomic disadvantage has been associated with lower use of home dialysis, mostly peritoneal dialysis. In this study, we explore the role of a patient's sociodemographic, socioeconomic differences and the centre's influence on home haemodialysis (HD) prevalence. METHODS: Data is derived from the cross-sectional arm of the UK multi-centre study investigating barriers and enablers of home HD (BASIC-HHD study). Centres were classified as low- (<3%), medium- (5-8%) and high-prevalence groups (>8%)...
February 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178370/barriers-and-enablers-to-adherence-to-anticoagulation-in-heart-failure-with-atrial-fibrillation-patient-and-provider-perspectives
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Caleb Ferguson, Sally C Inglis, Phillip J Newton, Sandy Middleton, Peter S Macdonald, Patricia M Davidson
AIMS & OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to elucidate the barriers and enablers to adherence to anticoagulation in individuals with chronic heart failure (CHF) with concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) from the perspective of patients and providers. BACKGROUND: CHF and AF commonly coexist and are associated with increased stroke risk and mortality. Oral anticoagulation significantly reduces stroke risk and improves outcomes. Yet, in approximately 30% of cases anticoagulation is not commenced for a variety of reasons...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173855/burden-screening-and-treatment-of-depressive-and-anxious-symptoms-among-women-referred-to-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-prospective-study
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Megan C Hurley, Heather M Arthur, Caroline Chessex, Paul Oh, Karam Turk-Adawi, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote screening in cardiac patients, especially women. The objectives herein were to describe the burden of psychosocial distress, extent of screening, forms of treatment, and whether receipt of treatment was related to psychosocial distress symptom severity at follow-up, among women...
February 7, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169367/development-of-a-novel-simulation-reactor-for-chronic-exposure-to-atmospheric-particulate-matter
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Jianhuai Ye, Sepehr Salehi, Michelle L North, Anjelica M Portelli, Chung-Wai Chow, Arthur W H Chan
Epidemiological studies have shown that air pollution is associated with the morbidity and mortality from cardiopulmonary diseases. Currently, limited experimental models are available to evaluate the physiological and cellular pathways activated by chronic multi-pollutant exposures. This manuscript describes an atmospheric simulation reactor (ASR) that was developed to investigate the health effects of air pollutants by permitting controlled chronic in vivo exposure of mice to combined particulate and gaseous pollutants...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163340/automated-tuning-for-parameter-identification-and-uncertainty-quantification-in-multi-scale-coronary-simulations
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Justin S Tran, Daniele E Schiavazzi, Abhay B Ramachandra, Andrew M Kahn, Alison L Marsden
Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, which can result in coronary artery stenosis, acute coronary artery occlusion, and eventually myocardial infarction, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Non-invasive characterization of coronary blood flow is important to improve understanding, prevention, and treatment of this disease. Computational simulations can now produce clinically relevant hemodynamic quantities using only non-invasive measurements, combining detailed three dimensional fluid mechanics with physiological models in a multiscale framework...
January 5, 2017: Computers & Fluids
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