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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091985/frequency-of-forensic-toxicological-analysis-in-external-cause-deaths-among-nursing-home-residents-an-analysis-of-trends
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Georgia Aitken, Briony Murphy, Jennifer Pilgrim, Lyndal Bugeja, David Ranson, Joseph Elias Ibrahim
There is a paucity of research examining the utility of forensic toxicology in the investigation of premature external cause deaths of residents in nursing homes. The aim of this study is to describe the frequency and characteristics of toxicological analysis conducted in external cause (injury-related) deaths amongst nursing home residents in Victoria, Australia. This study was a retrospective cohort study examining external cause deaths among nursing home residents during the period July 1, 2000 to December 31, 2012 in Victoria, Australia, using the National Coronial Information System (NCIS)...
January 16, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089339/discovery-of-a-murine-model-of-clinical-pah-mission-impossible
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REVIEW
Zhiyu Dai, You-Yang Zhao
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a lung vascular disease characterized with a progressive increase of pulmonary vascular resistance and obliterative pulmonary vascular remodeling resulting in right heart failure and premature death. In this brief review, we document the recent advances in identifying genetically modified murine models of PH, with a focus on the recent discovery of the mouse model of Tie2 Cre-mediated deletion of prolyl hydroxylase 2, which exhibits progressive obliterative vascular remodeling, severe PAH, and right heart failure, thus recapitulating many of the features of clinical PAH...
December 15, 2016: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088894/clinical-significance-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Ru-Xia Liu, Qian Luo, Hui Qiao, Juan Yu, Qian-Long Zhang, Peng Wang, Yong-Gang Cao, Chang-Lin Jiang, Li-Hui Qu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as a complex disease of clinically characterized by elevated pulmonary pressure eventually resulting in right heart failure and premature death. To date, PAH still remains a life-threatening disease. Published evidence suggests that patients with PAH present profound sympathetic nervous system abnormalities and sympathetic activity has been shown to be increased. The mechanism of PAH is still complex and poorly understood. Some data have showed that adrenoceptors are involved in the process of the pathology and have different functions in the progression of PAH followed by heart failure...
January 12, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088517/osborne-mendel-rats-simultaneously-develop-cardiac-and-renal-dysfunction-left-atrial-thrombosis-peripheral-artery-occlusion-and-ascending-aortic-dissection
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Makoto Asahina, Hideki Matsumoto, Yoshitaka Yasuhara, Noriko Suzuki, Ritsuko Takami, Michiyasu Takeyama, Ryuichi Tozawa
Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is strongly associated with onsets of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the pathogenic mechanism between these diseases has not been fully understood. To develop and validate new therapeutic strategies for this complication, appropriate experimental models that reflect the complexity of the underlying pathophysiology are needed. The Osborne-Mendel (OM) rat was identified as an atherosclerosis-prone and a premature-death rat strain among 16 inbred rat strains when fed high-cholesterol containing diet...
January 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079808/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pediatric-benign-pneumoperitoneum-a-case-report-series-of-9-patients
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Shou-Xing Duan, Zong-Bo Sun, Guang-Huan Wang, Jun Zhong, Wen-Hui Ou, Ma-Xian Fu, Fu-Sheng Wang, Shu-Hua Ma, Jian-Hong Li
INTRODUCTION: Benign pneumoperitoneum (BPPT) is defined as asymptomatic free intraabdominal air or as pneumoperitoneum without peritonitis. Symptomatic free air requires surgical anagement, but management of asymptomatic pneumoperitoneum is controversial. In this study, we investigate the diagnosis and treatment of BPPT in children. CLINICAL FINDINGS: The clinical data of 9 pediatric patients with BPPT who were admitted to our hospital from January 2000 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed to summarize the diagnosis and treatment...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077109/cause-of-neonatal-deaths-in-northern-ethiopia-a-prospective-cohort-study
#6
Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Berhe W Sahle
BACKGROUND: Despite the significant reduction in childhood mortality, neonatal mortality has shown little or no concomitant decline worldwide. The dilemma arises in that the lack of documentation of cause of death in developing countries, where registration of vital events is virtually nonexistent. Understanding of the causes of death in neonates is important to guide public health interventions. The present study identifies the common causes of neonatal death in Ethiopia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted among neonates born between April 2014 and July 2014 in seven hospitals, in Tigray region, Ethiopia...
January 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073945/surgery-and-imatinib-therapy-for-liver-oligometastasis-of-gist-a-study-of-japanese-study-group-on-gist
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Tatsuo Kanda, Toru Masuzawa, Toshihiro Hirai, Osamu Ikawa, Akinori Takagane, Yasuhiro Hata, Hitoshi Ojima, Harutsugu Sodeyama, Izumi Mochizuki, Takashi Ishikawa, Tatsuo Kagimura, Toshirou Nishida
We conducted a multicenter prospective study to clarify the efficacy and safety of surgery and imatinib for liver oligometastasis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Eligible gastrointestinal stromal tumor patients were enrolled in the surgery trial or the imatinib trial. Primary endpoints were recurrence-free survival and progression-free survival, respectively. The trials were prematurely terminated due to amendment of guidelines for adjuvant imatinib therapy and low patient accrual. In the surgery trial, all the six patients showed hepatic recurrence: median recurrence-free survival was 145 days (range: 62-1366 days)...
January 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072689/an-observational-study-on-the-effect-of-premature-ventricular-complex-burden-on-long-term-outcome
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Chin-Yu Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Yun-Yu Chen, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Fa-Po Chung, Jo-Nan Liao, Yao-Ting Chang, Chung-Hsing Lin, Rohit Walia, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Chuen-Wang Chiou, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Shih-Ann Chen
The long-term clinical impact of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) on mortality and morbidity has not been fully studied. This study aimed to investigate the association between the burden of PVCs and adverse clinical outcome.A total of 5778 subjects, who were pacemaker-free and ventricular tachycardia-free at baseline, received 24-hour electrocardiography monitoring between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004. Clinical event data were retrieved from the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071748/nrf2-regulates-gene-environment-interactions-in-an-animal-model-of-intrauterine-inflammation-implications-for-preterm-birth-and-prematurity
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Thomas E Sussan, Kuladeep Sudini, C Conover Talbot, Xiaobin Wang, Marsha Wills-Karp, Irina Burd, Shyam Biswal
Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal mortality, and surviving infants are at increased risk for lifelong disabilities. Intrauterine inflammation is an etiological factor that drives PTB, and oxidative stress is associated with PTB. Nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a redox-sensitive transcription factor that is the key regulator of the response to oxidative and inflammatory stress. Here, we used the established mouse model of intrauterine inflammation-induced PTB to determine whether Nrf2 is a modifier of susceptibility to PTB and prematurity-related morbidity and mortality in the offspring...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070238/hematological-disorders-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Rajamma Mathew, Jing Huang, Joseph M Wu, John T Fallon, Michael H Gewitz
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a serious disorder with a high morbidity and mortality rate, is known to occur in a number of unrelated systemic diseases. Several hematological disorders such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia and myeloproliferative diseases develop PH which worsens the prognosis. Associated oxidant injury and vascular inflammation cause endothelial damage and dysfunction. Pulmonary vascular endothelial damage/dysfunction is an early event in PH resulting in the loss of vascular reactivity, activation of proliferative and antiapoptotic pathways leading to vascular remodeling, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy and premature death...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069833/clasp2-ensures-mitotic-fidelity-and-prevents-differentiation-of-epidermal-keratinocytes
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Marta N Shahbazi, Daniel Peña-Jimenez, Francesca Antonucci, Matthias Drosten, Mirna Perez-Moreno
Epidermal homeostasis is tightly controlled by a balancing act of self-renewal or terminal differentiation of proliferating basal keratinocytes. An increase in DNA content as a consequence of a mitotic block is a recognized mechanism underlying keratinocyte differentiation, but the molecular mechanisms involved in this process are not yet fully understood. Using cultured primary keratinocytes, here we report that the expression of the mammalian Microtubule and Kinetochore-associated protein Clasp2 is intimately associated to the basal proliferative makeup of keratinocytes, and its deficiency leads to premature differentiation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068991/multiple-lifestyle-behaviours-and-mortality-findings-from-a-large-population-based-norwegian-cohort-study%C3%A2-the-hunt-study
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Steinar Krokstad, Ding Ding, Anne C Grunseit, Erik R Sund, Turid Lingaas Holmen, Vegar Rangul, Adrian Bauman
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle risk behaviours are responsible for a large proportion of disease burden and premature mortality worldwide. Risk behaviours tend to cluster in populations. We developed a new lifestyle risk index by including emerging risk factors (sleep, sitting time, and social participation) and examine unique risk combinations and their associations with all-cause and cardio-metabolic mortality. METHODS: Data are from a large population-based cohort study in a Norway, the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT), with an average follow-up time of 14...
January 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068521/hiv-and-its-relationship-to-insulin-resistance-and-lipid-abnormalities
#13
REVIEW
Lemuel R Non, Gerome V Escota, William G Powderly
Antiretroviral therapy has revolutionized the care of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by reducing morbidity and mortality from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related conditions. Despite longer life expectancy, however, HIV-infected individuals continue to have a higher risk of death compared with the general population. This has been attributed to the increasing incidence of noncommunicable diseases, in particular, atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. This is driven, in part, by the emergence of metabolic disorders, particularly dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and lipodystrophy, in those on antiretroviral therapy...
December 23, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068438/variation-in-performance-of-neonatal-intensive-care-units-in-the-united-states
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Jeffrey D Horbar, Erika M Edwards, Lucy T Greenberg, Kate A Morrow, Roger F Soll, Madge E Buus-Frank, Jeffrey S Buzas
Importance: Hospitals use rates from the best quartile or decile as benchmarks for quality improvement aims, but to what extent these aims are achievable is uncertain. Objective: To determine the proportion of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in 2014 that achieved rates for death and major morbidities as low as the shrunken adjusted rates from the best quartile and decile in 2005 and the time it took to achieve those rates. Design, Setting, and Participants: A total of 408 164 infants with a birth weight of 501 to 1500 g born from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2014, and cared for at 756 Vermont Oxford Network member NICUs in the United States were evaluated...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065839/cardiovascular-function-in-long-term-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-survivors
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Saro H Armenian, David Horak, Jessica M Scott, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Jennifer Berano Teh, Pamela S Douglas, Stephen J Forman, Smita Bhatia, Lee W Jones
Peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak), as measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), is a powerful independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in a broad range of populations. We assessed the safety and feasibility of CPET in aging long-term HCT survivors, a population at high risk for premature-onset of CVD. Next we examined how organ-specific impairments (e.g. cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic) impact VO2peak after HCT. Twenty consecutive HCT survivors underwent a comprehensive assessment of cardiopulmonary health that included CPET, echocardiography with strain, pulmonary function testing, six-minute walk test, and timed-up and go...
January 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063943/genetic-variation-in-wrn-and-ischemic-stroke-general-population-studies-and-meta-analyses
#16
Mette Christoffersen, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Børge G Nordestgaard, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen
BACKGROUND: Werner syndrome, a premature genetic aging syndrome, shares many clinical features reminiscent of normal physiological aging, and ischemic vascular disease is a frequent cause of death. We tested the hypothesis that genetic variation in the WRN gene was associated with risk of ischemic vascular disease in the general population. METHODS: We included 58,284 participants from two general population cohorts, the Copenhagen City Heart Study(CCHS) and the Copenhagen General Population Study(CGPS)...
January 4, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063864/the-end-of-life-experience-of-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
#17
Seth A Hollander, John Dykes, Sharon Chen, Lynsey Barkoff, Barbara Sourkes, Harvey Cohen, David N Rosenthal, Daniel Bernstein, Beth D Kaufman
CONTEXT: Despite advances in therapies, many pediatric heart transplant (Htx) recipients will die prematurely. We characterized the circumstances surrounding death in this cohort, including location of death and interventions performed in the final 24 hours. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who underwent Htx at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, survived hospital discharge, and subsequently died between 7/19/2007-9/13/2015. The primary outcome studied was location of death, characterized as inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department (ED)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062480/mean-dietary-salt-intake-in-urban-and-rural-areas-in-india-a-population-survey-of-1395-persons
#18
Claire Johnson, Sailesh Mohan, Kris Rogers, Roopa Shivashankar, Sudhir Raj Thout, Priti Gupta, Feng J He, Graham A MacGregor, Jacqui Webster, Anand Krishnan, Pallab K Maulik, K Srinath Reddy, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Bruce Neal
BACKGROUND: The scientific evidence base in support of population-wide salt reduction is strong, but current high-quality data about salt intake levels in India are mostly absent. This project sought to estimate daily salt consumption levels in selected communities of Delhi and Haryana in north India and Andhra Pradesh in south India. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 24-hour urine samples were collected using an age- and sex-stratified sampling strategy in rural, urban, and slum areas...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060904/past1-modulates-drosophila-eye-development
#19
Orly Dorot, Hermann Steller, Daniel Segal, Mia Horowitz
Endocytosis is a multi-step process involving a large number of proteins, both general factors, such as clathrin and adaptor protein complexes, and unique proteins, which modulate specialized endocytic processes, like the EHD proteins. EHDs are a family of Eps15 Homology Domain containing proteins that consists of four mammalian homologs, one C. elegans, one Drosophila melanogaster and two plants orthologs. These membrane-associated proteins are involved in different steps of endocytic trafficking pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057010/update-on-lysinuric-protein-intolerance-a-multi-faceted-disease-retrospective-cohort-analysis-from-birth-to-adulthood
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Wladimir Mauhin, Florence Habarou, Stéphanie Gobin, Aude Servais, Anaïs Brassier, Coraline Grisel, Célina Roda, Graziella Pinto, Despina Moshous, Fahd Ghalim, Pauline Krug, Nelly Deltour, Clément Pontoizeau, Sandrine Dubois, Murielle Assoun, Louise Galmiche, Jean-Paul Bonnefont, Chris Ottolenghi, Jacques de Blic, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux, Pascale de Lonlay
BACKGROUND: Lysinuric protein intolerance (LPI) is a rare metabolic disease resulting from recessive-inherited mutations in the SLC7A7 gene encoding the cationic amino-acids transporter subunit y(+)LAT1. The disease is characterised by protein-rich food intolerance with secondary urea cycle disorder, but symptoms are heterogeneous ranging from infiltrative lung disease, kidney failure to auto-immune complications. This retrospective study of all cases treated at Necker Hospital (Paris, France) since 1977 describes LPI in both children and adults in order to improve therapeutic management...
January 5, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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