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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779026/uromodulin-mrna-from-urinary-extracellular-vesicles-correlate-to-kidney-function-decline-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Cindy M Yamamoto, Taku Murakami, Melanie L Oakes, Masato Mitsuhashi, Colleen Kelly, Robert R Henry, Kumar Sharma
BACKGROUND: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) enclose mRNA derived from their cell of origin and are considered a source of potential biomarkers. We examined urinary EV mRNA from individuals with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and obese and healthy controls to determine if such biomarkers had the potential to classify kidney disease and predict patients at higher risk of renal function decline. METHODS: A total of 242 participants enrolled in this study...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778931/monitoring-tool-usage-in-surgery-videos-using-boosted-convolutional-and-recurrent-neural-networks
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Hassan Al Hajj, Mathieu Lamard, Pierre-Henri Conze, Béatrice Cochener, Gwenolé Quellec
This paper investigates the automatic monitoring of tool usage during a surgery, with potential applications in report generation, surgical training and real-time decision support. Two surgeries are considered: cataract surgery, the most common surgical procedure, and cholecystectomy, one of the most common digestive surgeries. Tool usage is monitored in videos recorded either through a microscope (cataract surgery) or an endoscope (cholecystectomy). Following state-of-the-art video analysis solutions, each frame of the video is analyzed by convolutional neural networks (CNNs) whose outputs are fed to recurrent neural networks (RNNs) in order to take temporal relationships between events into account...
May 9, 2018: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778898/examining-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-static-postural-stability-measures-in-differentiating-among-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-with-mild-and-moderate-to-severe-radiographic-signs
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Nahid Pirayeh, Mohammad-Jafar Shaterzadeh-Yazdi, Hossein Negahban, Mohammad Mehravar, Neda Mostafaee, Amal Saki-Malehi
BACKGROUND: Clinicians need a reliable and accurate tools that can best identify and classify balance impairments between mild and moderate to severe grades of knee osteoarthritis (OA). RESEARCH QUESTION: This study was designed to investigate the accuracy of postural measurements to discriminate between these two groups of knee OA. METHODS: A total of 130 patients with knee OA based on the Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grading scale were categorized into 65 patients with mild (a KL grade≤ 2) and 65 patient with moderate to severe (a KL grade≥3) radiographic sign...
May 12, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778416/the-use-of-the-shock-index-as-a-predictor-of-active-bleeding-in-trauma-patients
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Andrea Campos-Serra, Sandra Montmany-Vioque, Pere Rebasa-Cladera, Heura Llaquet-Bayo, Raquel Gràcia-Roman, Anna Colom-Gordillo, Salvador Navarro-Soto
INTRODUCTION: Vital signs indicate the presence of bleeding only after large amounts of blood have been lost, with high morbidity and mortality. The Shock Index (SI) is a hemorrhage indicator with a cut-off point for the risk of bleeding at 0.9. The aim of this study is to assess whether a cut-off of≥0.8 is more sensitive for detecting occult bleeding, providing for early initiation of therapeutic maneuvers. METHODS: SI analytical validation study of severe trauma patients older than 16 years of age...
May 16, 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777607/optimizing-charge-state-distribution-is-a-prerequisite-for-accurate-protein-biomarker-quantification-with-lc-ms-ms-as-illustrated-by-hepcidin-measurement
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Ellen M H Schmitz, Niels M Leijten, Joost L J van Dongen, Maarten A C Broeren, Lech G Milroy, Luc Brunsveld, Volkher Scharnhorst, Daan van de Kerkhof
BACKGROUND: Targeted quantification of protein biomarkers with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) has great potential, but is still in its infancy. Therefore, we elucidated the influence of charge state distribution and matrix effects on accurate quantification, illustrated by the peptide hormone hepcidin. METHODS: An LC-MS/MS assay for hepcidin, developed based on existing literature, was improved by using 5 mM ammonium formate buffer as mobile phase A and as an elution solution for solid phase extraction (SPE) to optimize the charge state distribution...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777582/comparative-study-of-liraglutide-and-insulin-glargine-on-glycemic-control-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-db-db-mice
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Yanli Li, Jia Zheng, Yunfeng Shen, Wangen Li, Meimei Liu, Jun Wang, Surong Zhu, Meihua Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the effects of liraglutide, a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, and insulin glargine, a long-acting insulin analog, on glycemic control and pancreatic β-cell function in db/db mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eight-week-old male db/db mice (n=40) were divided into five groups: the vehicle-treated group (VG) (n=8); the insulin glargine-treated group (GG) (dose, 450 mg/kg) (n=8), the low-dose liraglutide-treated group (LLG) (dose, 75 μg/kg) (n=8), the mid-dose liraglutide-treated group (MLG) (150 μg/kg) (n=8), and the high-dose liraglutide-treated group (HLG) (300 μg/kg) (n=8), treated with subcutaneous injection once daily, from 8-14 weeks-of-age...
May 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777457/a-nomogram-to-predict-anastomotic-leakage-in-open-rectal-surgery-hope-or-hype
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Johannes Klose, Ignazio Tarantino, Armin von Fournier, Moritz J Stowitzki, Yakup Kulu, Thomas Bruckner, Claudia Volz, Thomas Schmidt, Martin Schneider, Markus W Büchler, Alexis Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is the most dreaded complication after rectal resection and total mesorectal excision, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Formation of a diverting ileostomy is generally performed to protect anastomotic healing. Identification of variables predicting anastomotic leakage might help to select patients who are under increased risk for the development of anastomotic leakage prior to surgery. The objective of this study was to assess the applicability of a nomogram as prognostic model for the occurrence of anastomotic leakage after rectal resection in a cohort of rectal cancer patients...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777062/brock-malignancy-risk-calculator-for-pulmonary-nodules-validation-outside-a-lung-cancer-screening-population
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Kaman Chung, Onno M Mets, Paul K Gerke, Colin Jacobs, Annemarie M den Harder, Ernst T Scholten, Mathias Prokop, Pim A de Jong, Bram van Ginneken, Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of the Brock malignancy risk model for pulmonary nodules detected in routine clinical setting. METHODS: In two academic centres in the Netherlands, we established a list of patients aged ≥40 years who received a chest CT scan between 2004 and 2012, resulting in 16 850 and 23 454 eligible subjects. Subsequent diagnosis of lung cancer until the end of 2014 was established through linking with the National Cancer Registry...
May 18, 2018: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777047/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-indicates-an-inverse-relationship-between-the-sub-basal-corneal-plexus-and-the-conjunctivalisation-in-patients-with-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Manuel Caro-Magdaleno, Asunción Alfaro-Juárez, Jesús Montero-Iruzubieta, Ana Fernández-Palacín, Ana Muñoz-Morales, Manuel Alberto Castilla-Martino, Consuelo Spínola-Muñoz, Enrique Rodríguez-de-la-Rúa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is characterised by a marked decrease in limbal stem cells. It is classified primarily using subjective slit-lamp observations. In vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) can non-invasively provide objective information on the condition of the limbal niche, the corneal epithelial basal cell density and the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus density (SND). We here used IVCM to evaluate changes in SND to improve LSCD classification. METHODS: We evaluated and classified 38 patients (76 eyes, 44 with LSC and 32 control eyes) using the Rama, López-García and Deng (clinical and confocal) classifications and evaluated the concordance of the confocal and clinical classifications...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776326/validity-of-the-hum-test-a-simple-and-reliable-alternative-to-the-weber-test
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Omar H Ahmed, Sara C Gallant, Ryan Ruiz, Binhuan Wang, William H Shapiro, Erich P Voigt
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic performance of the Hum Test against the Weber Test using pure tone audiometry (PTA) as the "gold standard" comparator. METHODS: 29 participants with normal hearing of ages 18 to 35 without any history of hearing abnormalities or otologic conditions were enrolled. Subjects underwent three tests (Hum Test, Weber Test, and PTA) across two conditions: with an ear plug in one ear (side randomized) and without ear plugs...
June 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775022/-establishment-of-the-characterization-of-an-adult-digits-in-noise-test-based-on-internet
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B E Qi, T B Zhang, X X Fu, G P Li
Objective: The aim of this study is to explore the sensitivity and specificity of the internet-based digital noise threshold (DIN) test for detecting noise-induced hearing loss, expecting to provide a rapid and effective screening tool for clinical application. Method: This study enrolled 50 adult subjects, of which 34 were normal hearing (NH), 16 patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Pure-tone audiometry, acoustic immittance and DIN test were tested respectively. Pearson's correlation coefficient was used to analyze the correlation between NH and SNHL...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775012/-the-clinical-value-of-china-savin-pollen-extract-used-for-skin-prick-test
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Kai Guan, J X Zhou, R Q Wang, J Yin, L L Wang, Y X Zhi, J L Sun, H Li, L P Wen, J Q Gu, R Tang, Z X Wang, L S Li, T Xu
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of China Savin pollen extract which was used for skin prick test (SPT) in the diagnosis of China Savin pollen allergy. Method: Patients with diagnosis of allergic diseases were collected from Allergy Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital. All patients were given SPT with China Savin pollen extract, and the mean wheal diameter (MWD) was measured after 15 minutes. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) analysis was performed based on the results of serum specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE)...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774987/an-increased-percentage-of-myeloid-cd34-bone-marrow-cells-stratifies-intermediate-ipss-r-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients-into-prognostically-significant-groups
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T-H Chen-Liang, A M Casado-Prieto, V Campos-Rodríguez, A M Hurtado, M L Amigo, M D García-Malo, V Vicente, F J Ortuño, A Jerez
INTRODUCTION: The Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has established an intermediate category where a disease-modifying intervention is a matter of debate. Flow cytometry allows us to determine a fraction of immature myeloid cells in a semiautomated procedure. The aim of this study, mirroring IPSS-R study inclusion criteria, was to test whether bone marrow (BM) CD34+My percentage has independent prognostic value in the MDS setting...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774936/-risk-factor-analysis-and-prediction-model-establishment-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-remnant-gastric-cancer
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Wei Wang, Runcong Nie, Zhiwei Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the risk factors and establish an effective model to predict lymph node metastasis (LNM) for remnant gastric cancer (RGC). METHODS: Clinicopathological characteristics of 91 RGC patients undergoing radical gastrectomy at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from January 2000 to December 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. RGC was defined as cancer detected in the remnant stomach >5 years for primary benign diseases or >10 years for malignant diseases following distal gastrectomy...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774933/-clinicopathological-characteristics-and-prognostic-factor-analysis-of-carcinoma-in-remnant-stomach-cancer-at-peking-university-cancer-hospital
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Yinkui Wang, Ziyu Li, Chenggen Jin, Xiangji Ying, Chao Gao, Yuchen Wang, Qiyan Xiao, Yan Zhang, Yufan Chen, Lianhai Zhang, Jiafu Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the interval time to canceration, clinicopathological characteristics and prognostic factors of carcinoma in remnant stomach (CRS) in patients with primary benign diseases or primary malignant tumors. METHODS: Based on the criteria of the definition of CRS proposed by Japanese Gastric Cancer Association in 2017, a retrospective analysis was conducted on clinicopathological characteristics of patients diagnosed with CRS at Peking University Cancer Hospital from March 1992 to March 2017...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773823/comparison-of-conventional-sonographic-signs-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-proton-density-fat-fraction-for-assessment-of-hepatic-steatosis
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Mimi Kim, Bo-Kyeong Kang, Dae Won Jun
This study correlated conventional ultrasonography (US) signs with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) proton density fat fraction (PDFF) to evaluate the diagnostic performance of US signs (alone or combined) to predict presence and degree of hepatic steatosis (HS). Overall, 182 subjects met the study inclusion criteria between February 2014 and October 2016. Four US signs were evaluated independently by two radiologists. MRI PDFF was defined as the average of 24 non-overlapping regions of interest (ROIs) within eight liver segments obtained by drawing three ROIs within each segment...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773203/validation-of-semiautomatic-scoring-of-rem-sleep-without-atonia-in-patients-with-rbd
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D Guttowski, G Mayer, W H Oertel, K Kesper, T Rosenberg
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To evaluate REM sleep without atonia (RSWA) in REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) several automatic algorithms have been developed. We aimed to validate our algorithm (Mayer et al., 2008) in order to assess the following: (1). capability of the algorithm to differentiate between RBD, night terror (NT), somnambulism (SW), Restless legs syndrome (RLS), and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), (2). the cut-off values for short (SMI) and long muscle activity (LMI), (3). which muscles qualify best for differential diagnosis, and (4)...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773108/-adiponectin-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-hct116-cells
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Manling Huang, Zhitao Chen, Dan Xu, Heng Zhang, Shengbin Sun, Jie Wu
Objective To investigate the relationship between serum adiponectin level and risk of colorectal cancer, and to explore the effect of recombinant adiponectin on the proliferation and apoptosis of colorectal cancer HCT116 cells. Methods Serum adiponectin levels in patients with colorectal cancer and healthy controls were dectected by ELISA. With the level of adiponectin as a risk factor, ROC curve was acquired using SPSS software. HCT116 cells were treated with recombinant adiponectin (2.5, 5, 10, 20 μg/mL)...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772188/hamstring-and-ankle-flexibility-deficits-are-weak-risk-factors-for-hamstring-injury-in-professional-soccer-players-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-438-players-including-78-injuries
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Nicol van Dyk, Abdulaziz Farooq, Roald Bahr, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries remain a significant injury burden in sports such as soccer that involve high-speed running. It has repeatedly been identified as the most common noncontact injury in elite male soccer, representing 12% of all injuries. As the incidence of hamstring injuries remains high, investigations are aimed at better understanding how to prevent hamstring injuries. Stretching to improve flexibility is commonly used in elite-level sports, but risk factor studies have reported contradicting results, leading to unclear conclusions regarding flexibility as a risk factor for hamstring injuries...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771930/perspectives-of-human-verification-via-binary-qrs-template-matching-of-single-lead-and-12-lead-electrocardiogram
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Vessela Krasteva, Irena Jekova, Ramun Schmid
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to validate the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) as a biometric modality based on two straightforward binary QRS template matching characteristics. Different perspectives of the human verification problem are considered, regarding the optimal lead selection and stability over sample size, gender, age, heart rate (HR). METHODS: A clinical 12-lead resting ECG database, including a population of 460 subjects with two-session recordings (>1 year apart) is used...
2018: PloS One
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