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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416154/a-comparison-of-dicarbonyl-stress-and-advanced-glycation-endproducts-in-lifelong-endurance-athletes-vs-sedentary-controls
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Martijn F H Maessen, Casper G Schalkwijk, Rebecca J H M Verheggen, Vincent L Aengevaeren, Maria T E Hopman, Thijs M H Eijsvogels
OBJECTIVES: Dicarbonyl stress and high concentrations of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) relate to an elevated risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Exercise training lowers the risk for future CVD. We tested the hypothesis that lifelong endurance athletes have lower dicarbonyl stress and AGEs compared to sedentary controls and that these differences relate to a better cardiovascular health profile. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: We included 18 lifelong endurance athletes (ATH, 61±7years) and 18 sedentary controls (SED, 58±7years) and measured circulating glyoxal (GO), methylglyoxal (MGO) and 3-deoxyglucosone (3DG) as markers of dicarbonyl stress...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372977/effect-of-3-years-of-biannual-mass-drug-administration-with-albendazole-on-lymphatic-filariasis-and-soil-transmitted-helminth-infections-a-community-based-study-in-republic-of-the-congo
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Sébastien D S Pion, Cédric B Chesnais, Gary J Weil, Peter U Fischer, François Missamou, Michel Boussinesq
BACKGROUND: The standard treatment strategy of mass drug administration with ivermectin plus albendazole for lymphatic filariasis cannot be applied in central Africa, because of the risk of serious adverse events in people with high Loa loa microfilaraemia. Thus, alternative strategies are needed. We investigated one such alternative strategy for mass drug administration for elimination of lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections in Republic of the Congo. METHODS: In 2012, we started a 3 year community trial of biannual mass administration of albendazole in a village in Republic of the Congo...
March 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353580/comparison-of-periarticular-anesthesia-with-liposomal-bupivacaine-with-femoral-nerve-block-for-pain-control-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shu-Qun Liu, Xiang Chen, Chen-Chen Yu, Cheng-Wei Weng, Yan-Qin Wu, Jun-Cheng Xiong, Shi-Hao Xu
BACKGROUND: Periarticular anesthesia (PAI) with liposomal bupivacaine (LB) and femoral nerve block (FNB) were 2 common type of pain management after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). There is no consensus about PAI with LB shows better clinical outcome than FNB. Thus, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of PAI with LB and FNB for patients prepared for TKA. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs from PubMed (1966-2017...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330751/reduction-in-heart-failure-hospitalizations-with-ambulatory-hemodynamic-monitoring-seen-in-clinical-trials-is-maintained-in-the-real-world
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Akshay S Desai, Arvind Bhimaraj, Rupinder Bharmi, Rita Jermyn, Kunjan Bhatt, David Shavelle, Margaret M Redfield, Robert Hull, Jamie A Pelzel, Kevin Davis, Nirav Dalal, Philip B Adamson, J Thomas Heywood
BACKGROUND: In the CHAMPION trial, heart failure hospitalization (HFH) rates were lower in patients managed with guidance from an implantable pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) sensor compared to usual care. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of ambulatory hemodynamic monitoring in reducing HFH outside the clinical trial setting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using US Medicare claims data from patients undergoing PAP sensor implantation between 6/1/2014 and 12/31/2015...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299634/prevalence-and-determinants-of-the-use-of-lipid-lowering-agents-in-a-population-of-older-hospitalized-patients-the-findings-from-the-reposi-registro-politerapie-societ%C3%A3-italiana-di-medicina-interna-study
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Marco Bertolotti, Carlotta Franchi, Marco B L Rocchi, Andrea Miceli, M Vittoria Libbra, Alessandro Nobili, Giulia Lancellotti, Lucia Carulli, Chiara Mussi
BACKGROUND: Older patients are prone to multimorbidity and polypharmacy, with an inherent risk of adverse events and drug interactions. To the best of our knowledge, available information on the appropriateness of lipid-lowering treatment is extremely limited. AIM: The aim of the present study was to quantify and characterize lipid-lowering drug use in a population of complex in-hospital older patients. METHODS: We analyzed data from 87 units of internal medicine or geriatric medicine in the REPOSI (Registro Politerapie della Società Italiana di Medicina Interna) study, with reference to the 2010 and 2012 patient cohorts...
April 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258817/characteristics-and-survival-of-patients-with-ebola-virus-infection-malaria-or-both-in-sierra-leone-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Matthew Waxman, Adam R Aluisio, Soham Rege, Adam C Levine
BACKGROUND: The 2014-15 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic strained health systems in west Africa already overburdened with other diseases, including malaria. Because EVD and malaria can be difficult to distinguish clinically, and rapid testing was not available in many Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), guidelines recommended empirical malaria treatment. Little is known, however, about the prevalence and characteristics of patients entering an ETU who were infected with malaria parasites, either alone or concurrently with Ebola virus...
February 28, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244811/systematic-screening-for-cyp3a4-genetic-polymorphisms-in-a-han-chinese-population
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Guo-Xin Hu, Da-Peng Dai, Hao Wang, Xiang-Xin Huang, Xiao-Yang Zhou, Jie Cai, Hao Chen, Jian-Ping Cai
AIM: To systematically investigate the genetic polymorphisms of the CYP3A4 gene in a Han Chinese population. MATERIALS & METHODS: The promoter and exons of CYP3A4 gene in 1114 unrelated, healthy Han Chinese subjects were amplified and genotyped by direct sequencing. RESULTS: In total, five previously reported alleles (*1G, *4, *5, *18B and *23) were detected, of which one allele (*23) was reported for the first time in Han Chinese population...
March 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243455/the-use-of-rituximab-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-long-term-steroid-saving-capacity-and-clinical-effectiveness
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Borja Gracia-Tello, Amara Ezeonyeji, David Isenberg
BACKGROUND: Previous reports indicate that treating patients with lupus (SLE) at or close to the time of diagnosis successfully without using any, or minimal, corticosteroids by using B-cell depletion (BCD) is possible in the short-term. It is not however known whether using BCD is as effective or reduces corticosteroid use in the long-term. We report the long-term (up to 7 years) use of BCD with respect to its steroid-saving capacity and clinical effectiveness in newly diagnosed SLE...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210925/prospective-associations-between-depressive-symptoms-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-the-spirited-life-study-of-methodist-pastors-in-north-carolina
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Timothy W Smith, David E Eagle, Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (Met-S) has a robust concurrent association with depression. A small, methodologically limited literature suggests that Met-S and depression are reciprocally related over time, an association that could contribute to their overlapping influences on morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. PURPOSE: Using a refined approach to the measurement of Met-S as a continuous latent variable comprising continuous components, this study tested the prospective associations between Met-S and depression...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145067/the-bundle-approach-to-reduce-the-surgical-site-infection-rate
#10
Fabrizio Bert, Sebastian Giacomelli, Viola Amprino, Giulio Pieve, Daniela Ceresetti, Marco Testa, Carla M Zotti
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: In Italy, since 2008, the surveillance of surgical site infections (SSIs) has been conducted following ECDC recommendations, according to the protocol of the National System of Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections. In 2009, in Piedmont region, where the study was conducted, it was introduced a survey of a "bundle" for every patient under SSIs surveillance. The bundle includes 5 items: infection risk index calculation, preoperative shower, trichotomy, antibiotic prophylaxis, and body temperature control...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123439/sero-prevalence-of-bloodborne-tumor-viruses-hcv-hbv-htlv-i-and-kshv-infections-and-related-risk-factors-among-prisoners-in-razavi-khorasan-province-iran-in-2008
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Mohammad Khajedaluee, Ali Babaei, Rosita Vakili, Narges Valizade, Fateme Homaei Shandiz, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Mohsen Seyed Nozadi, Seyed Mohammad Jazayeri, Tahereh Hassannia
BACKGROUND: Prisoners are at high risk of blood borne and sexually transmitted infections due to their high involvement in risky behaviors. In this descriptive/cross-sectional study, the prevalence, sero-prevalence, and risk factors for bloodborne tumor viruses including HTLV-I, HBV, HCV, and KSHV were evaluated among inmates of two central prisons in the northeast of Iran. METHODS: Blood samples of 1114 inmates were analyzed for the presence of anti HTLV-I, KSHV, and HCV antibodies and HBsAg by ELISA...
December 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059966/readmission-after-ileostomy-creation-retrospective-review-of-a-common-and-significant-event
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Daniel R Fish, Carol A Mancuso, Julio E Garcia-Aguilar, Sang W Lee, Garrett M Nash, Toyooki Sonoda, Mary E Charlson, Larissa K Temple
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate causes and predictors of readmission after new ileostomy creation. BACKGROUND: New ileostomates have been reported to have higher readmission rates compared with other surgical patients, but data on predictors are limited. METHODS: A total of 1114 records at 2 associated hospitals were reviewed to identify adults undergoing their first ileostomy. Primary outcome was readmission within 60 days of surgery. Multiple logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors; area under the receiver-operator characteristic curves (AUC) were used to evaluate age-stratified models in secondary analysis...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052979/prevalence-incidence-and-mortality-of-stroke-in-china-results-from-a-nationwide-population-based-survey-of-480-687-adults
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Wenzhi Wang, Bin Jiang, Haixin Sun, Xiaojuan Ru, Dongling Sun, Linhong Wang, Limin Wang, Yong Jiang, Yichong Li, Yilong Wang, Zhenghong Chen, Shengping Wu, Yazhuo Zhang, David Wang, Yongjun Wang, Valery L Feigin
BACKGROUND: -China bears the biggest stroke burden in the world. However, little is known about the current prevalence, incidence, and mortality of stroke at the national level, and the trend in the last 30 years. METHODS: -In 2013 a nationally-representative door-to-door survey was conducted in 155 urban and rural centres in 31 provinces in China, totalling 480,687 adults aged ≥20 years. All stroke survivors were considered as prevalent stroke cases at the prevalent time (August 31, 2013)...
January 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045837/prevalence-incidence-proportion-and-heritability-for-tinnitus-a-longitudinal-twin-study
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Renata Bogo, Ahmed Farah, Kjell K Karlsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Magnus Svartengren, Åsa Skjönsberg
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this longitudinal twin study was to explore the effect of tinnitus on hearing thresholds and threshold shifts over two decades and to investigate the genetic contribution to tinnitus in a male twin cohort (n = 1114 at baseline and 583 at follow-up). The hypothesis was that participants with faster hearing deterioration had a higher risk for developing tinnitus and there is an underlying role of genetic influences on tinnitus. DESIGN: Male mono- and dizygotic twin pairs, born between 1914 and 1958 were included...
May 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012165/stem-cell-therapy-for-chronic-ischaemic-heart-disease-and-congestive-heart-failure
#15
REVIEW
Sheila A Fisher, Carolyn Doree, Anthony Mathur, David P Taggart, Enca Martin-Rendon
BACKGROUND: A promising approach to the treatment of chronic ischaemic heart disease and congestive heart failure is the use of stem cells. The last decade has seen a plethora of randomised controlled trials developed worldwide, which have generated conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: The critical evaluation of clinical evidence on the safety and efficacy of autologous adult bone marrow-derived stem/progenitor cells as a treatment for chronic ischaemic heart disease and congestive heart failure...
December 24, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008349/dosing-patterns-and-medication-adherence-in-bipolar-disorder-patients-treated-with-lurasidone-a-us-retrospective-claims-database-analysis
#16
Martha Sajatovic, Daisy Ng-Mak, Caitlyn T Solem, Fang-Ju Lin, Krithika Rajagopalan, Antony Loebel
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe dosing patterns and medication adherence among bipolar patients who initiated lurasidone in a real-world setting. METHODS: Adult bipolar patients who initiated lurasidone between 1 November 2010 and 31 December 2012 (index period) with 6-month pre- and post-index continuous enrollment were identified from the IMS RWD Adjudicated Claims US database. Patients were grouped by starting lurasidone daily dose: 20 mg (7...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007105/outcomes-and-complications-of-excimer-laser-surgery-in-patients-with-collagen-vascular-and-other-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases
#17
Julie M Schallhorn, Steven C Schallhorn, Keith A Hettinger, Jan A Venter, Martina Pelouskova, David Teenan, Stephen J Hannan
PURPOSE: To assess refractive and visual outcomes and postoperative complications in a large number of patients with well-controlled collagen vascular and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. SETTING: Optical Express, Glasgow, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The files were reviewed of patients who had collagen vascular and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and who had excimer laser surgery between 2008 and 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977833/hyperreflective-choroidal-vessels-in-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
#18
Lorenzo Todisco, Vittorio Capuano, Eliana Costanzo, Santi Maria Recupero, Eric H Souied, Giuseppe Querques
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe choroidal vessels in areas of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration that appear as hyperreflective choroidal vessels (HRCVs) on multicolor (MC) imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective case series of patients with GA. Multimodal imaging evaluation was performed. RESULTS: HRCVs, which seem to be sclerotic on MC imaging, appeared as hyperautofluorescent on fundus autofluorescence, clearly distinguishable over the background of hypo-autofluorescence, and correlated with late-phase hypocyanescence areas on indocyanine green angiography...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942002/the-impact-of-adding-a-physician-assistant-to-a-critical-care-outreach-team
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Hayley B Gershengorn, Yunchao Xu, Carri W Chan, Mor Armony, Michelle N Gong
RATIONALE: Hospitals are increasingly using critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) to respond to patients deteriorating outside intensive care units (ICUs). CCOT staffing is variable across hospitals and optimal team composition is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether adding a critical care medicine trained physician assistant (CCM-PA) to a critical care outreach team (CCOT) impacts clinical and process outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of two cohorts-one with a CCM-PA added to the CCOT (intervention hospital) and one with no staffing change (control hospital)-at two facilities in the same system...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913229/a-single-arm-phase-iii-study-exploring-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-lng-ius-8-a-low-dose-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-contraceptive-system-total-content-13-5-mg-in-an-asia-pacific-population
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Guangsheng Fan, Sukho Kang, Mulan Ren, Edith Weisberg, Eeva Lukkari-Lax, Katrin Roth, SoYoung Shin
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a low-dose levonorgestrel intrauterine system with total content 13.5 mg (average approximately 8 μg/24 h over the first year; LNG-IUS 8; Jaydess®) in an Asia-Pacific population. STUDY DESIGN: An open-label, single-arm phase III study conducted at 25 centers in China, Australia and Korea assessed LNG-IUS 8 use over 3 years in nulliparous and parous women (N=1114) aged 18-40 years with regular menstrual cycles (21-35 days)...
April 2017: Contraception
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