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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445808/treatment-results-in-children-with-myeloid-leukemia-of-down-syndrome-in-saudi-arabia-a-multicenter-saphos-leukemia-group-study
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Wasil Jastaniah, Abdulrahman Alsultan, Saad Al Daama, Walid Ballourah, Mohammad Bayoumy, Faisal Al-Anzi, Omar Al Shareef, Mohammed Burhan Abrar, Reem Al Sudairy, Ibrahim Al Ghemlas
Despite the high incidence of Down syndrome (DS) in Arab countires, the incidence and outcomes of myeloid leukemia of DS (ML-DS) have not been studied. We evaluated 206 pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients diagnosed between 2005 and 2012 and identified 31 (15%) ML-DS. The incidence of ML-DS was 48 per 100,000 compared to 0.6 per 100,000 for AML in non-DS children. Thus, patients with DS had 80-fold increased risk of ML-DS compared to AML in non-DS children. The median age at diagnosis was 1.8 years, male/female ratio was 1...
April 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445236/risk-stratification-in-acute-variceal-bleeding-child-pugh-versus-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease
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Enric Reverter, Joan Genesca, Salvador Augustin, Juan G Abraldes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444433/boundaries-of-the-thoracic-paravertebral-space-potential-risks-and-benefits-of-the-thoracic-paravertebral-block-from-an-anatomical-perspective
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Esther A C Bouman, Judith M Sieben, Andrea J R Balthasar, Elbert A Joosten, Hans-Fritz Gramke, Maarten van Kleef, Arno Lataster
PURPOSE: Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) may be an alternative to thoracic epidural analgesia. A detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the TPV-space (TPVS), content and adnexa is essential in understanding the clinical consequences of TPVB. The exploration of the posterior TPVS accessibility in this study allows (1) determination of the anatomical boundaries, content and adnexa, (2) description of an ultrasound-guided spread of low and high viscous liquid. METHODS: In two formalin-fixed specimens, stratification of the several layers and the 3D-architecture of the TPVS were dissected, observed and photographed...
April 25, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443606/genotype-outcome-correlations-in-pediatric-aml-the-impact-of-a-monosomal-karyotype-in-trial-aml-bfm-2004
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M Rasche, C von Neuhoff, M Dworzak, J-P Bourquin, J Bradtke, G Göhring, G Escherich, G Fleischhack, N Graf, B Gruhn, O Haas, T Klingebiel, B Kremens, T Lehrnbecher, A von Stackelberg, J Tchinda, Z Zemanova, C Thiede, N von Neuhoff N, M Zimmermann, U Creutzig, D Reinhardt
We conducted a cytogenetic analysis of 642 children with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated on the AML-Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster (BFM) 04 protocol to determine the prognostic value of specific chromosomal aberrations including monosomal (MK(+)), complex (CK(+)), and hypodiploid (HK(+)) karyotypes, individually and in combination. Multivariate regression analysis identified in particular MK(+) (n=22) as a new independent risk factor for poor event-free survival (EFS; 23±9% vs 53±2% for all other patients, P=0...
April 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442277/prostate-brachytherapy-either-alone-or-in-combination-with-external-beam-radiation-is-associated-with-longer-overall-survival-in-men-with-favorable-pathologic-group-4-gleason-score-8-prostate-cancer
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Matthew W Jackson, Arya Amini, Bernard L Jones, Brian Kavanagh, Paul Maroni, Steven J Frank, Usama Mahmood, Rajat J Kudchadker, Thomas J Pugh
PURPOSE: Conventional prostate cancer risk stratification results in considerable heterogeneity within each prognostic group. Men with pathologic grade Group 4 (Gleason score 8) but otherwise low-risk features have been identified as a favorable subset of high-risk prostate cancer. Given recent randomized data supporting improved cancer outcome with brachytherapy in intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer, we sought to evaluate brachytherapy utilization and overall survival (OS) for these patients...
April 23, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442257/cocaine-use-is-associated-with-a-higher-prevalence-of-elevated-st2-concentrations
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Xander M R van Wijk, Eric Vittinghoff, Alan H B Wu, Kara L Lynch, Elise D Riley
BACKGROUND: Cocaine is a well-known risk factor for acute cardiac events, but the effects in users outside of acute events are less clear. We investigated a possible association between cocaine use and the concentration of a novel biomarker for cardiac stress and heart failure, ST2. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted to compare ST2 concentrations by the presence of cocaine in patients presenting for care, but not cardiac care, at an urban safety net hospital...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442120/american-gastroenterological-association-institute-technical-review-on-the-role-of-elastography-in-chronic-liver-diseases
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Siddharth Singh, Andrew J Muir, Douglas T Dieterich, Yngve T Falck-Ytter
Chronic liver diseases (CLDs), due to chronic hepatitis C; hepatitis B; nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD); and alcoholic liver disease, are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Early identification of patients with cirrhosis at high risk of progression to liver-related complications may facilitate timely care and improve outcomes. With risks and misclassification associated with invasive tests, such as liver biopsy, noninvasive imaging modalities for liver fibrosis assessment have gained popularity...
May 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441307/90-day-readmission-after-lumbar-spinal-fusion-surgery-in-new-york-state-between-2005-and-2014-a-10-year-analysis-of-a-statewide-cohort
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Ali A Baaj, Gernot Lang, Wei-Chun Hsu, Mauricio J Avila, Jialin Mao, Art Sedrakyan
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To assess 90-day readmission and evaluate risk factors associated with readmission after lumbar fusion in New York State. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Readmission is becoming an important metric for quality and efficiency of healthcare. Readmission and its predictors following spine surgery are overall poorly understood and limited evidence is available specifically in lumbar fusion. METHODS: The New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPACRS) was utilized to capture patients undergoing lumbar fusion from 2005-2014...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441070/the-thr300ala-variant-of-atg16l1-is-associated-with-decreased-risk-of-brain-metastasis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Qian-Xia Li, Xiao Zhou, Ting-Ting Huang, Yang Tang, Bo Liu, Ping Peng, Li Sun, Yi-Hua Wang, Xiang-Lin Yuan
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often metastasizes to the brain, but identifying which patients will develop brain metastases (BM) is difficult. Macroautophagy/autophagy is critical for cancer initiation and progression. We hypothesized that genetic variants of autophagy-related genes may affect brain metastases (BM) in NSCLC patients. We genotyped 16 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 7 autophagy-related (ATG) genes (ATG3, ATG5, ATG7, ATG10, ATG12, ATG16L1, and MAP1LC3/LC3) by using DNA from blood samples of 323 NSCLC patients...
April 25, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440568/impact-of-t-wave-amplitude-in-lead-avr-on-predicting-cardiac-events-in-ischemic-and-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Yoshihiro Tanaka, Tetsuo Konno, Yudai Tamura, Toyonobu Tsuda, Hiroshi Furusho, Masayuki Takamura, Kenji Sakata, Masakazu Yamagishi, Kenshi Hayashi
BACKGROUND: T wave amplitudes during ventricular repolarization in the lead aVR (TAaVR) are shown to be associated with adverse cardiac events in patients with several cardiovascular diseases, such as postmyocardial infarction. However, the utility of TAaVR has not been previously evaluated in patients with cardiomyopathy who have received implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). Patients with ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM or NICM, respectively) and who received an ICD may experience worsening of their condition due to the introduction of electric shock during treatment...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440126/transcranial-doppler-screening-for-stroke-risk-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-systematic-review
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Sara Mazzucco, Marina Diomedi, Amrana Qureshi, Laura Sainati, Soundrie T Padayachee
Background Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common causes of stroke in children worldwide. Based on the results of the Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia (STOP), annual transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) screening for affected children is standard practice. However, the need for TCD surveillance programs could override the accuracy of the screening, affecting the correct stratification of stroke risk and subsequent clinical management of the target population. Aims To shed light on this issue, a systematic review of the literature on TCD screening for children and adolescents with SCD was carried out (CRD42016050549), according to a list of clinically relevant questions, with a particular focus on screening practices in European countries...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439955/recurrent-venous-thrombosis-related-to-overweight-and-obesity-results-from-the-mega-follow-up-study
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B A Vučković, S C Cannegieter, A van Hylckama Vlieg, F R Rosendaal, W M Lijfering
BACKGROUND: Studies on the risk of recurrent venous thrombosis in patients with excess body weight have yielded conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether excess body weight increases the risk of recurrent venous thrombosis. PATIENTS/METHODS: We included 3 889 patients, followed after a first venous thrombosis for a median of 5.6 years. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated as weight in kilograms/height in meters squared, and classified according to three a-priori defined categories (normal weight/overweight/obesity), as well as by percentiles...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439760/prognostic-study-of-cardiac-events-in-japanese-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-using-ecg-gated-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-final-3-year-report-of-the-j-access-3-study
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Satoko Nakamura, Yuhei Kawano, Kenichi Nakajima, Hiroki Hase, Nobuhiko Joki, Tsuguru Hatta, Shigeyuki Nishimura, Masao Moroi, Susumu Nakagawa, Tokuo Kasai, Hideo Kusuoka, Yasuchika Takeishi, Mitsuru Momose, Kazuya Takehana, Mamoru Nanasato, Syunichi Yoda, Hidetaka Nishina, Naoya Matsumoto, Tsunehiko Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is considered useful for risk stratification among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), without renal deterioration by contrast media. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Japanese Assessment of Cardiac Events and Survival Study by Quantitative Gated SPECT (J-ACCESS 3) is a multicenter, prospective cohort study investigating the ability of MPI to predict cardiac events in 529 CKD patients without a definitive coronary artery disease...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439697/heart-transplantation-for-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-current-status-and-future-prospects
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Hikaru Matsuda, Hajime Ichikawa, Takayoshi Ueno, Yoshiki Sawa
Increased survival rates after corrective or palliative surgery for complex congenital heart disease (CHD) in infancy and childhood are now being coupled with increased numbers of patients who survive to adulthood with various residual lesions or sequelae. These patients are likely to deteriorate in cardiac function or end-organ function, eventually requiring lifesaving treatment including heart transplantation. Although early and late outcomes of heart transplantation have been improving for adult survivors of CHD, outcomes and pretransplant management could still be improved...
April 24, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439651/contrast-enhanced-t1-mapping-based-extracellular-volume-fraction-independently-predicts-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jong-Chan Youn, Yoo Jin Hong, Hye-Jeong Lee, Kyunghwa Han, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Young Joo Suh, Jin Hur, Young Jin Kim, Byoung Wook Choi, Seok-Min Kang
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the prognostic role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR)-based extracellular volume fraction (ECV) in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) and compare it with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) parameters. METHODS: This was a single-center, prospective, cohort study of 117 NIDCM patients (71 men, 51.9 ± 16.7 years) who underwent clinical 3.0-T CMR. Myocardial ECV and LGE were quantified on the left ventricular myocardium...
April 24, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439218/pediatric-reference-intervals-for-biochemical-markers-gaps-and-challenges-recent-national-initiatives-and-future-perspectives
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Houman Tahmasebi, Victoria Higgins, Angela W S Fung, Dorothy Truong, Nicole M A White-Al Habeeb, Khosrow Adeli
Reference intervals provide valuable information to medical practitioners in their interpretation of quantitative laboratory test results, and are critical in the assessment of patient health and in clinical decision-making. The reference interval serves as a health-associated benchmark with which to compare an individual test result. While the concept of reference intervals and their utility appear straightforward, the process of establishing accurate and reliable reference intervals is considerably complex and involved...
March 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438885/prognostic-nomograms-stratify-survival-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-without-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-after-curative-resection
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Yi-Peng Fu, Yong Yi, Jin-Long Huang, Chu-Yu Jing, Jian Sun, Xiao-Chun Ni, Zhu-Feng Lu, Ya Cao, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Shuang-Jian Qiu
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) without portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) after curative resection is at variance. We identified the risk factors of poor postoperative prognosis and consequently developed prognostic nomograms generating individual risk of death and recurrence for this subgroup of patients with HCC. METHODS: The risk factors were identified and nomograms were developed based on a retrospective study of 734 patients in the primary cohort who underwent curative resection for HCC from 2010 to 2012...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438307/usefulness-of-the-combination-of-in-hospital-poor-diuretic-response-and-systemic-congestion-to-predict-future-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Soichiro Aoki, Takahiro Okumura, Akinori Sawamura, Katsuhide Kitagawa, Ryota Morimoto, Masaki Sakakibara, Toyoaki Murohara
We aimed to (1) investigate the relation between diuretic response (DR) with or without systemic congestion and prognosis and (2) explore the potential predictors of poor DR for risk stratification in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). We enrolled 186 consecutive patients hospitalized for ADHF. The DR was defined as (body weight at discharge - body weight at admission)/40 mg furosemide or equivalent loop diuretic dose. Systemic congestion on admission was simply evaluated by the presence of leg edema or jugular venous distention...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437838/prognostic-relevance-of-mir-124-3p-and-its-target-tp53inp1-in-pediatric-ependymoma
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Yulia Margolin-Miller, Natalia Yanichkin, Keren Shichrur, Helen Toledano, Anat Ohali, Theophilos Tzaridis, Shalom Michowitz, Suzana Fichman-Horn, Meora Feinmesser, Stefan M Pfister, Hendrik Witt, Uri Tabori, Eric Bouffet, Vijay Ramaswamy, Cynthia Hawkins, Michael D Taylor, Isaac Yaniv, Smadar Avigad
Ependymoma is a malignant pediatric brain tumor, often incurable under the current treatment regimen. We aimed to evaluate the expression of microRNAs (miRs) in pediatric ependymoma tumors in an attempt to identify prognostic molecular markers which would lead to potential therapeutic targets. Following miR-array expression analysis, we focused on 9 miRs that correlated with relapse which were further validated by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) in a cohort of 67 patients. Western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to measure target protein expression in 20 and 34 tumor samples, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437582/modified-frailty-index-predicts-postoperative-outcomes-in-older-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients
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Sarah A Vermillion, Fang-Chi Hsu, Robert D Dorrell, Perry Shen, Clancy J Clark
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Frailty disproportionately impacts older patients with gastrointestinal cancer, rendering them at increased risk for poor outcomes. A frailty index may aid in preoperative risk stratification. We hypothesized that high modified frailty index (mFI) scores are associated with adverse outcomes after tumor resection in older, gastrointestinal cancer patients. METHODS: Patients (60-90 years old) who underwent gastrointestinal tumor resection were identified in the 2005-2012 NSQIP Participant Use File...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
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