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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245061/risk-and-prognosis-of-cancer-after-upper-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Kasper Adelborg, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Jens Sundbøll, Paolo Prandoni, Anne Ording, Henrik Toft Sørensen
INTRODUCTION: The association between lower-extremity venous thrombosis and cancer is well-established. However, the extent to which upper-extremity deep venous thrombosis (U-DVT) is a marker of cancer and a prognostic factor for all-cause mortality remains poorly understood. We examined the risk of cancer after a diagnosis of U-DVT compared with cancer risk in the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Danish nationwide population-based medical registries, we identified all patients with first-time U-DVT during 1980-1993 and 2000-2013...
November 22, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244797/association-between-maternal-hypothyroidism-and-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-the-children
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Darios Getahun, Steven J Jacobsen, Michael J Fassett, Deborah A Wing, Anny H Xiang, Vicki Chiu, Morgan R Peltier
OBJECTIVE: To determine if hypothyroidism is associated with ASD and how this association is influenced by race-ethnicity, sex, and timing of exposure. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using records from 397201 children who were delivered from 1991-2011 and remained health plan members from 1993-2014. RESULTS: Children of hypothyroid women had higher ASD rates than children of women without the diagnosis (2.14 vs. 1.62/1000 person-years; and adjusted hazard ratios [adj...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244265/herpes-zoster-and-dementia-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Shu-I Wu, Kuo-You Huang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ting-Yu Kuo, Hsin-Yi Liang, Kuan-Lun Huang, Michael Gossop
OBJECTIVE: Some infectious diseases have been found to be associated with cognitive impairment and dementia. However, the relationship between herpes zoster and dementia has received little attention. This study aimed to investigate this association as well as associations of antiviral treatments for herpes zoster and incident dementia using a large national sample. METHODS: Cases were identified from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database with a new diagnosis of herpes zoster (ICD-9-CM code: 053) between 1997 and 2013...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244126/silent-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-twice-as-prevalent-in-middle-aged-well-controlled-cart-treated-hiv-infected-individuals-than-hiv-uninfected-individuals
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Antoine Moulignier, Julien Savatovsky, Lambert Assoumou, François-Xavier Lescure, Cédric Lamirel, Ophelia Godin, Nadia Valin, Roland Tubiana, Ana Canestri, Pascal Roux, Jean-Claude Sadik, Laurence Salomon, Marie Abrivard, Christine Katlama, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Gilles Pialoux, Pierre-Marie Girard, Dominique Costagliola
Background: Silent cerebral small-vessel disease (CSVD) is defined as white matter hyperintensities, silent brain infarction or microbleeds. CSVD is responsible for future vascular events, cognitive impairment, frailty and shorter survival. CSVD prevalence among middle-aged persons living with well-controlled HIV infection (PLHIVs) is unknown. Methods: ANRS EP51 MicroBREAK (NCT02082574) is a cross-sectional study with prospective enrollment of treated PLHIVs, ≥50 years old with viral load controlled for ≥12 months, and frequency age- and sex-matched HIV-uninfected controls (HUCs)...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243817/association-between-atopic-dermatitis-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-case-control-study
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Janice M Cho, Dawn Marie R Davis, David A Wetter, Adam C Bartley, Jerry D Brewer
BACKGROUND: Conflicting data have been published on whether an association exists between atopic dermatitis (AD) and nonmelanoma skin cancer. This study aimed to determine whether individuals with AD had an increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) development. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, case-control study of patients residing in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Cases were selected from patients seen at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) who had an initial SCC diagnosis (either invasive SCC or SCC in situ) from January 1, 1996, through December 23, 2010...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243272/chronic-kidney-disease-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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Cheng Suh-Chiou, Rosa M Moysés, Marcio S Bittencourt, Isabela M Bensenor, Paulo A Lotufo
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a worldwide public health concern due to the increased prevalence the high fatalities related to heart disease in this population. Among novel cardiovascular risk markers, the coronary artery calcification score (CAC) emerged as an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to test if glomerular filtration rate or albuminuria are independently associated with coronary calcification. METHODS: The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health is a cohort of men and women aged 35 to 74 years old addressing cardiovascular diseases...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243167/psychological-distress-among-indigenous-australian-cancer-survivors
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Gail Garvey, J Cunningham, M Janda, V Yf He, P C Valery
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify the level of and factors associated with distress in 155 Indigenous Australian cancer survivors approximately 6 months post-diagnosis. METHODS: The distress thermometer (DT) was used to assess clinically significant distress (defined as having a DT score ≥ 4). Logistic regression was used to identify sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with clinically significant distress. RESULTS: The mean distress score was 2...
December 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243109/hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-uptake-and-retention-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-a-community-based-sexual-health-clinic
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J Carlo Hojilla, David Vlahov, Pierre-Cedric Crouch, Carol Dawson-Rose, Kellie Freeborn, Adam Carrico
In a community-based clinic serving men who have sex with men in San Francisco, California, this study characterized key steps of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) cascade and identified correlates of retention in care. In total, 344 patients were evaluated for PrEP. Three-fourths (78%) of those who sought PrEP services initiated PrEP. The overall cumulative incidence of discontinuing PrEP at 13 months was 38%. Men with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) were 44% less likely to be retained (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR] 0...
December 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243056/association-between-urinary-sodium-and-potassium-excretion-and-blood-pressure-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Daniel Carranza-Leon, Rany Octaria, Michelle J Ormseth, Annette Oeser, Joseph F Solus, Yahua Zhang, Chimalum R Okafor, Jens Titze, C Michael Stein, Cecilia P Chung
Hypertension is highly prevalent in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In other populations, high sodium (Na+) and low potassium (K+) intake are associated with an increased risk of hypertension, and in animal models, a high salt intake exacerbated arthritis. Patients with RA have many comorbidities associated with salt sensitivity, but their salt intake and its relationship to blood pressure and inflammation is unknown. Using the Kawasaki formula, Na+ and K+ urinary excretion (reflecting intake) was estimated in 166 patients with RA and 92 controls, frequency matched for age, sex, and race...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243055/population-based-study-suggests-an-increased-risk-of-alzheimer-sdisease-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Po-Chou Liliang, Cheng-Loong Liang, Kang Lu, San-Nan Yang, Meng-Tsang Hsieh, Yi-Cheng Tai, Kuo-Wei Wang
This population-based study was designed to estimate and compare the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) between patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and non-SS patients during a 10-year follow-up period. This is a retrospective cohort study. Data were obtained from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. We identified 4463 primary SS patients and 22,315 non-SS patients; patients were matched by sex, age, and the year of index use of health care. Each patient was studied to identify the subsequent manifestation of AD...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242928/association-of-sex-with-the-global-burden-of-cataract
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Lixia Lou, Xin Ye, Peifang Xu, Jingyi Wang, Yufeng Xu, Kai Jin, Juan Ye
Importance: Eye disease burden could help guide health policy making. Differences in cataract burden by sex is a major concern of reducing avoidable blindness caused by cataract. Objective: To investigate the association of sex with the global burden of cataract by year, age, and socioeconomic status using disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs). Design, Setting, and Participants: This international, comparative burden-of-disease study extracted the global, regional, and national sex-specific DALY numbers, crude DALY rates, and age-standardized DALY rates caused by cataract by year and age from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015...
December 14, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242907/skin-intrinsic-fluorescence-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-the-beaver-dam-eye-study
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Ronald Klein, Kristine E Lee, John D Maynard, Stacy M Meuer, Ronald E Gangnon, Barbara E K Klein
Purpose: To determine if skin intrinsic fluorescence (SIF), a noninvasive measure of advanced glycation endproducts and oxidative stress in skin is associated with AMD. Methods: SIF was measured with the SCOUT DS skin fluorescence spectrometer in a cross-sectional cohort study of 969 persons aged 68 to 102 years from the 1181 who participated in the 25-year follow-up examination in the Beaver Dam Eye Study (BDES) in 2014 to 2016. The SCOUT DS skin fluorescence spectrometer uses five light-emitting diodes, centered at 375 nm to 456 nm...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242373/changes-in-excess-mortality-from-end-stage-renal-disease-in-the-united-states-from-1995-to-2013
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Bethany J Foster, Mark M Mitsnefes, Mourad Dahhou, Xun Zhang, Benjamin L Laskin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Individuals with ESRD have a very high risk of death. Although mortality rates have decreased over time in ESRD, it is unknown if improvements merely reflect parallel increases in general population survival. We, therefore, examined changes in the excess risk of all-cause mortality-over and above the risk in the general population-among people treated for ESRD in the United States from 1995 to 2013. We hypothesized that the magnitude of change in the excess risk of death would differ by age and RRT modality...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242238/short-leukocyte-telomere-length-precedes-clinical-expression-of-atherosclerosis-blood-and-muscle-model
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Athanase Benetos, Simon Toupance, Sylvie Gautier, Carlos Labat, Masayuki Kimura, Pascal M Rossi, Nicla Settembre, Jacques Hubert, Luc Frimat, Baptiste Bertrand, Mourad Boufi, Xavier Flecher, Nicolas Sadoul, Pascal Eschwege, Michà le Kessler, Irene P Tzanetakou, Ilias P Doulamis, Panagiotis S Konstantopoulos, Aspasia I Tzani, Laskarina-Maria Korou, Anastasios Gkogkos, Konstantinos G Perreas, Evangelos Menenakos, George Samanidis, Michail Vasiloglou-Gkanis, Jeremy D Kark, Sergueï Malikov, Simon Verhulst, Abraham Aviv
Rationale:  Short telomere length (TL) in leukocytes is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). It is unknown whether this relationship stems from having inherently short leukocyte TL (LTL) at birth and/or a faster LTL attrition thereafter. LTL represents TL in the highly proliferative hematopoietic system, while TL in skeletal muscle (M) represents a minimally replicative tissue. Objective: We measured LTL and MTL in the same individuals with a view to obtain comparative metrics for lifelong LTL attrition and learn about the temporal association of LTL with ASCVD...
December 14, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242184/sex-differences-in-treatments-relative-survival-and-excess-mortality-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-national-cohort-study-using-the-swedeheart-registry
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Oras A Alabas, Chris P Gale, Marlous Hall, Mark J Rutherford, Karolina Szummer, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson, Joakim Alfredsson, Bertil Lindahl, Tomas Jernberg
BACKGROUND: This study assessed sex differences in treatments, all-cause mortality, relative survival, and excess mortality following acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: A population-based cohort of all hospitals providing acute myocardial infarction care in Sweden (SWEDEHEART [Swedish Web System for Enhancement and Development of Evidence-Based Care in Heart Disease Evaluated According to Recommended Therapies]) from 2003 to 2013 was included in the analysis...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241996/fracture-related-mortality-in-southern-sweden-a-multiple-cause-of-death-analysis-1998-2014
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Aliasghar A Kiadaliri, Björn E Rosengren, Martin Englund
PURPOSE: To assess fracture-related mortality among adults (aged ≥20years) in southern Sweden using multiple causes of death approach. METHODS: All death certificates (n=201 488) in adults recorded in the region of Skåne from 1998 to 2014 were examined. We identified fracture-related deaths and computed mortality rates by sex, age group, and fracture site. Temporal trends were evaluated using joinpoint regression and associated causes were identified by age- and sex-adjusted observed/expected ratios...
December 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241725/value-of-water-enema-computed-tomography-in-elderly-symptomatic-patients
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Heyfa Romdhane, Imen Marzouk, Zeineb Mzoughi, Meriem Cheikh, Meriem Dridi, Houcem Fadhl, Rym Ennaifer, Najet Belhadj
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for the examination of the colon. However, its use in the elderly is not well tolerated, and there is often a need for general anaesthesia, thus increasing the risk, especially if there are co-morbidities. Water enema computed tomography has been suggested to be a satisfactory alternative as a non-invasive, fast and effective means for the diagnosis of colorectal supra-centimetric lesions. The aim of our study was to assess the performance of water enema computed tomography as first-line examination by calculating its negative predictive value (NPV) for the diagnosis of supra-centimetric lesions in symptomatic elderly referred to colonoscopy...
December 11, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241716/dog-ownership-and-mortality-in-england-a-pooled-analysis-of-six-population-based-cohorts
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Ding Ding, Adrian E Bauman, Cathie Sherrington, Paul D McGreevy, Kate M Edwards, Emmanuel Stamatakis
INTRODUCTION: Dog ownership may be associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease. However, data are scant on the relationship between dog ownership and all-cause and cause-specific mortality risk. METHODS: Data from six separate cohorts (1995-1997, 2001-2002, 2004) of the Health Survey for England were pooled and analyzed in 2017. Participants were 59,352 adults (mean age 46.5, SD=17.9 years) who consented to be linked to the National Death Registry. Living in a household with a dog was reported at baseline...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241636/urban-rural-differences-in-mortality-for-atrial-fibrillation-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states
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Wesley T O'Neal, Pratik B Sandesara, Heval M Kelli, Sanjay Venkatesh, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular outcomes vary between urban and rural hospitals, with worse outcomes in rural settings. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether in-hospital mortality for hospitalization for atrial fibrillation (AF) varied between urban and rural hospitals. METHODS: A cross-sectional examination of patients who were hospitalized for AF was performed in the National Inpatient Sample between 2012 and 2014 to compare in-hospital mortality in patients admitted to urban vs rural hospitals...
December 1, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241618/appropriateness-of-clinical-severity-classification-of-new-who-childhood-pneumonia-guidance-a-multi-hospital-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ambrose Agweyu, Richard J Lilford, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Management of pneumonia in many low-income and middle-income countries is based on WHO guidelines that classify children according to clinical signs that define thresholds of risk. We aimed to establish whether some children categorised as eligible for outpatient treatment might have a risk of death warranting their treatment in hospital. METHODS: We did a retrospective cohort study of children aged 2-59 months admitted to one of 14 hospitals in Kenya with pneumonia between March 1, 2014, and Feb 29, 2016, before revised WHO pneumonia guidelines were adopted in the country...
January 2018: Lancet Global Health
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