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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743171/a-quantified-risk-scoring-system-and-rating-model-for-postsurgical-gastroparesis-syndrome-in-gastric-cancer-patients
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Xiao-Dong Chen, Chen-Chen Mao, Wei-Teng Zhang, Ji Lin, Rui-Sen Wu, Feng-Min Zhang, Xiang-Wei Sun, Chu-Huai Chi, Xian Shen, Peng-Fei Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the relationship between obesity and postsurgical gastroparesis syndrome (PGS), and to construct a scoring system and a risk model to identify patients at high risk. METHODS: A total of 634 patients were retrospectively analyzed. Clinical characteristics were evaluated via receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. Logistic analysis was performed to determine the independent predictive indicators of PGS...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742798/cerebrovascular-pressure-reactivity-monitoring-using-wavelet-analysis-in-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Xiuyun Liu, Joseph Donnelly, Marek Czosnyka, Marcel J H Aries, Ken Brady, Danilo Cardim, Chiara Robba, Manuel Cabeleira, Dong-Joo Kim, Christina Haubrich, Peter J Hutchinson, Peter Smielewski
BACKGROUND: After traumatic brain injury (TBI), the ability of cerebral vessels to appropriately react to changes in arterial blood pressure (pressure reactivity) is impaired, leaving patients vulnerable to cerebral hypo- or hyperperfusion. Although, the traditional pressure reactivity index (PRx) has demonstrated that impaired pressure reactivity is associated with poor patient outcome, PRx is sometimes erratic and may not be reliable in various clinical circumstances. Here, we introduce a more robust transform-based wavelet pressure reactivity index (wPRx) and compare its performance with the widely used traditional PRx across 3 areas: its stability and reliability in time, its ability to give an optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPopt) recommendation, and its relationship with patient outcome...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742247/ventana-immunohistochemistry-assay-for-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-gene-rearrangement-detection-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Wang Zhiwei, Jiang Yuan, Yao Yihui, Hou Xin, Chen Jingtao, Shi Lei, Duan Yongjian
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of Ventana immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay for anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement screening in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Open published studies that reported the diagnostic performance of Ventana IHC assay for ALK gene rearrangement detection in NSCLC patients were extracted from PubMed, Embase, Google scholar, Wanfang, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure...
July 25, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742136/can-a-tablet-based-cancellation-test-identify-cognitive-impairment-in-older-adults
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Ya-Huei Wu, Jean-Sébastien Vidal, Jocelyne de Rotrou, Sietske A M Sikkes, Anne-Sophie Rigaud, Matthieu Plichart
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There has been a growing interest in using computerized cognitive assessment to detect age-related cognitive disorders. We have developed a tablet-based cancellation test (e-CT), previously shown as a reliable measure of executive functions and free of effect of familiarity with computer-based devices in healthy older adults. This study aimed to investigate the influence of demographics and current daily use of computer-based devices in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741973/characteristics-of-functional-impairment-in-patients-with-long-standing-rheumatoid-arthritis-based-on-range-of-motion-of-joints-baseline-data-from-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-cohort-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-joint-surgery-in-the-treat
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Toshihisa Kojima, Hajime Ishikawa, Sakae Tanaka, Nobuhiko Haga, Keiichiro Nishida, Masao Yukioka, Jun Hashimoto, Hisaaki Miyahara, Yasuo Niki, Tomoatsu Kimura, Hiromi Oda, Shuji Asai, Koji Funahashi, Masayo Kojima, Naoki Ishiguro
OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of functional impairment in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) based on the range of motion (ROM) of joints in a prospective observational study of RA patients undergoing joint surgery. METHODS: We collected data on demographics, Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI), and the ROM of large joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. Associations between the ROM of each joint and disability in the eight HAQ-DI categories were determined using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) and logistic regression analyses...
July 25, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741373/adaptation-and-validation-into-portuguese-language-of-the-six-item-cognitive-impairment-test-6cit
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João Luís Alves Apóstolo, Diana Dos Santos Paiva, Rosa Carla Gomes da Silva, Eduardo José Ferreira Dos Santos, Timothy John Schultz
BACKGROUND: The six-item cognitive impairment test (6CIT) is a brief cognitive screening tool that can be administered to older people in 2-3 min. OBJECTIVE: To adapt the 6CIT for the European Portuguese and determine its psychometric properties based on a sample recruited from several contexts (nursing homes; universities for older people; day centres; primary health care units). METHOD: The original 6CIT was translated into Portuguese and the draft Portuguese version (6CIT-P) was back-translated and piloted...
July 25, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741366/comparison-of-bi-exponential-and-mono-exponential-models-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-detecting-active-sacroiliitis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Haitao Sun, Kai Liu, Hao Liu, Zongfei Ji, Yan Yan, Lindi Jiang, Jianjun Zhou
Background There has been a growing need for a sensitive and effective imaging method for the differentiation of the activity of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Purpose To compare the performances of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM)-derived parameters and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for distinguishing AS-activity. Material and Methods One hundred patients with AS were divided into active (n = 51) and non-active groups (n = 49) and 21 healthy volunteers were included as control. The ADC, diffusion coefficient ( D), pseudodiffusion coefficient ( D*), and perfusion fraction ( f) were calculated for all groups...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741087/the-performance-of-different-anti-dsdna-autoantibodies-assays-in-chinese-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Jiangfeng Zhao, Kaiwen Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Ting Li, Li Guo, Liyang Gu, Zhiwei Chen, Fangfang Sun, Haiting Wang, Jiajie Li, Jiaxian Huang, Peng Zhang, Yang Tang, Shuang Ye
To compare the performance of different commercial anti-dsDNA autoantibody assays, including multiplex-based immunoassay (Bio-Plex), Farr radioimmunoassay (Farr), ELISA, chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA), and Crithidia Luciliae indirect immunofluorescence test (CLIFT) in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE patients (n = 119) as well as healthy controls (n = 200) and disease controls (n = 100) were recruited, and serum anti-dsDNA autoantibodies were detected by Bio-Plex, Farr, two ELISA assays (Medical & Biological Laboratories-ELISA, EUROIMMU-ELISA), CLIA, and a standard CLIFT...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740922/serum-lipidomic-study-reveals-potential-early-biomarkers-for-predicting-response-to-chemoradiation-therapy-in-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-pilot-study
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Piero Del Boccio, Francesca Perrotti, Claudia Rossi, Ilaria Cicalini, Sara Di Santo, Mirco Zucchelli, Paolo Sacchetta, Domenico Genovesi, Damiana Pieragostino
PURPOSE: Prospective detection of patients with advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who have a higher probability of responding to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) may provide individualized therapy. Lipidomics is an emerging science dedicated to the characterization of lipid fingerprint involved in different pato-physiological conditions. The purpose of this study is to highlight a typical lipid signature able to predict the tumor response to CRT. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A prospective global analysis of lipids in 54 sera from 18 LARC patients treated with preoperative CRT was performed...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740826/epicog-sch-a-brief-battery-to-screen-cognitive-impact-of-schizophrenia-in-stable-outpatients
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Silvia Zaragoza Domingo, Julio Bobes, Maria-Paz García-Portilla, Claudia Morralla
Brief batteries in schizophrenia, are needed to screen for the cognitive impact of schizophrenia. We aimed to validate and co-norm the Epidemiological Study of Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia (EPICOG-SCH) derived brief cognitive battery. A cross-sectional outpatient evaluation was conducted of six-hundred-seventy-two patients recruited from 234 centers. The brief battery included well-known subtests available worldwide that cover cognitive domains related to functional outcomes: WAIS-III-Letter-Number-Sequencing-LNS, Category Fluency Test-CFT, Logical-Memory Immediate Recall-LM, and Digit-Symbol-Coding-DSC...
June 2017: Schizophrenia Research. Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740564/can-diffusion-weighted-imaging-aid-in-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-sinonasal-masses-a-useful-adjunct
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Abanti Das, Ashu S Bhalla, Raju Sharma, Atin Kumar, Alok Thakar, Sreenivas M Vishnubhatla, Mehar C Sharma, Suresh C Sharma
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values at 3 Tesla in characterizing sinonasal masses. MATERIAL/METHODS: After ethical clearance, 79 treatment naive patients with head and neck masses underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including DWI at 3 Tesla using the following b values - 0, 500 and 1000 s/mm(2). Thirty-one patients were found to have sinonasal tumours and were subsequently analysed...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740521/new-quantitative-ultrasound-techniques-for-bone-analysis-at-the-distal-radius-in-hip-fracture-cases-differences-between-femoral-neck-and-trochanteric-fractures
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Motoyuki Horii, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Ryo Sakai, Koshiro Sawada, Yasuo Mikami, Syogo Toyama, Etsuko Ozaki, Nagato Kuriyama, Masao Kurokawa, Toshikazu Kubo
BACKGROUND: Ample evidence on etiological and pathological differences between femoral neck and trochanteric fracture cases suggests the possibility of individualized treatment. There are many issues related to areal bone mineral density and other quantitative computed tomography parameters of the proximal femur. Although osteoporosis is a systemic problem, little has been reported regarding differences in bone structural parameters, including bone mineral density, between them in regions other than the proximal femur...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740446/diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-of-gliomas-grades-ii-and-iii-a-study-of-perilesional-tumor-infiltration-tumor-grades-and-subtypes-at-clinical-presentation
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Anna F Delgado, Markus Fahlström, Markus Nilsson, Shala G Berntsson, Maria Zetterling, Sylwia Libard, Irina Alafuzoff, Danielle van Westen, Jimmy Lätt, Anja Smits, Elna-Marie Larsson
BACKGROUND: Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) allows for assessment of diffusion influenced by microcellular structures. We analyzed DKI in suspected low-grade gliomas prior to histopathological diagnosis. The aim was to investigate if diffusion parameters in the perilesional normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) differed from contralesional white matter, and to investigate differences between glioma malignancy grades II and III and glioma subtypes (astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas)...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738719/maternal-serum-glycodelin-levels-in-preeclampsia-and-its-relationship-with-the-severity-of-the-disease
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Betul Dundar, Burcu Dincgez Cakmak, Burcu Aydin Boyama, Burak Karadag, Gulten Ozgen
PURPOSE: Preeclampsia, in which insufficient trophoblastic invasion is thought to be one of the underlying mechanisms, is a common pregnancy disorder. Glycodelin is a regulator of immunosuppression, fertilization, implantation and placentation. Because of its inhibitory effects on trophoblastic activity, trophoblast invasion is disturbed when its levels alter. We aimed to analyze serum glycodelin levels in preeclampsia and evaluate whether it correlates with the severity of disease. METHODS: This is a prospective case control study conducted in a research and training hospital between March and September 2016...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737702/a-novel-and-practical-chromatographic-fingerprint-roc-svm-strategy-applied-to-quality-analysis-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-injections-using-kudiezi-injection-as-a-case-study
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Bin Yang, Yuan Wang, Lanlan Shan, Jingtao Zou, Yuanyuan Wu, Feifan Yang, Yani Zhang, Yubo Li, Yanjun Zhang
Fingerprinting is widely and commonly used in the quality control of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) injections. However, current studies informed that the fingerprint similarity evaluation was less sensitive and easily generated false positive results. For this reason, a novel and practical chromatographic "Fingerprint-ROC-SVM" strategy was established by using KuDieZi (KDZ) injection as a case study in the present article. Firstly, the chromatographic fingerprints of KDZ injection were obtained by UPLC and the common characteristic peaks were identified with UPLC/Q-TOF-MS under the same chromatographic conditions...
July 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737141/designing-and-validation-of-a-hindi-language-parent-self-report-developmental-screening-tool
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Rahul Jain, Anshita Arora, Rohit Anand, Shahzadi Malhotra, Medha Mittal, Monica Juneja
AIM: To design and validate Hindi-language parent self-report developmental screening questionnaires for 9-month and 18-month-old Indian children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary-care pediatric hospital from April 2014 to March 2016. PARTICIPANTS: In each age group (9-month and 18-month), 45 children were enrolled for designing of questionnaires (30 for obtaining parental observations of current development and 15 for pre-testing)...
July 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736382/-value-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-assessing-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Qiao-Mei Wang, Ming-Wu Luo, Bing Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) in assessment of the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: This retrospective analysis was conducted among 527 patients with AP treated in our department from May, 2013 to May, 2016. According to the severity of the condition, the patients were classified into mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) group, moderately severe acute pancreatitis (MSAP) group and severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) group, with 105 subjects without AP as the control group...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736372/-clinical-value-of-apolipoprotein-b-versus-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-in-assessing-risks-of-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Si Chen, Jin-Zhen Zhao, Jing Hu, Zhi-Gang Guo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the value of apolipoprotein B (apoB) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in assessing the risk of coronary heart disease in patients with inconsistent apoB and LDL-C levels. METHODS: In a total of 603 patients undergoing coronary angiography, apoB and LDL-C levels were categorized into high and low levels relative to the median levels of apoB and LDL-C, based on which the patients were divided into 4 groups with low apoB/low LDL-C, low apoB/high LDL-C, high apoB/low LDL-C, or high apoB/high LDL-C...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736345/preoperative-frailty-score-predicts-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-following-cranial-neurosurgery
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Samuel B Tomlinson, Keaton Piper, Kristopher T Kimmell, Edward Vates
BACKGROUND: Evaluating preoperative frailty is critical for guiding shared surgical decision-making. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel preoperative frailty index for prediction of adverse outcomes following cranial neurosurgery procedures. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried for all cranial neurosurgery cases from 2006-2014. Sequential univariate and multivariate testing was used to identify significant independent predictors of 30-day mortality...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736223/semaphorin-3a-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Hsien-Tzung Liao, Yuh-Feng Lin, Chung-Tei Chou, Chang-Youh Tsai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To determine serum semaphorin 3A (Sema 3A) levels in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Serum Sema 3A was measured in 46 AS patients and 30 healthy controls (HCs). For the patients, we recorded demographic data, disease activity, functional index & global assessment, detected human leukocyte antigen-B27 (HLA-B27), and measured erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) & C-reactive protein (CRP). RESULTS: Sema 3A was higher in AS patients than in HCs (3...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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