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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934744/association-of-serum-amyloid-a-with-kidney-outcomes-and-all-cause-mortality-in-american-indians-with-type-2-diabetes
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Pierre-Jean Saulnier, Brad P Dieter, Stephanie K Tanamas, Sterling M McPherson, Kevin M Wheelock, William C Knowler, Helen C Looker, Rick L Meek, Robert G Nelson, Katherine R Tuttle
BACKGROUND: Serum amyloid A (SAA) induces inflammation and apoptosis in kidney cells and is found to be causing the pathologic changes that are associated with diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Higher serum SAA concentrations were previously associated with increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and death in persons with type 2 diabetes and advanced DKD. We explored the prognostic value of SAA in American Indians with type 2 diabetes without DKD or with early DKD. METHODS: SAA concentration was measured in serum samples obtained at the start of follow-up...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934668/diabetes-mellitus-increased-all-cause-mortality-rate-among-newly-diagnosed-tuberculosis-patients-in-an-asian-population-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Po-Yen Ko, Shi-Dou Lin, Ming-Chia Hsieh, Yu-Cheng Chen
AIMS: To investigate the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on all-cause mortality among patients with newly-diagnosed tuberculosis (TB) in an Asian population. We also identified risk factors for mortality in these patients. METHODS: The data were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database and included 9831 newly-diagnosed TB individuals and 1627 TB mortality cases in the period of 2000-2010. The mortality data were divided into a DM group and a non-DM group...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934604/prognostic-value-of-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-mass-for-all-cause-mortality-and-vascular-events-within-one-year-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Liyuan Han, Chongke Zhong, Xiaoqing Bu, Tan Xu, Aili Wang, Yanbo Peng, Tian Xu, Jinchao Wang, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqing Geng, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We performed a prospective investigation of the longer-term prognostic value of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) mass for all-cause mortality and vascular events within one year after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We examined the Lp-PLA2 mass among 3401 participants enrolled in the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality. Cox proportional hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were constructed to assess the independent associations between the baseline Lp-PLA2 mass and the outcomes after adjustment for variables in models 1, 2, and 3 [further adjusted for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)]...
September 14, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934227/hemorrhage-enhances-cytokine-complement-component-3-and-caspase-3-and-regulates-micrornas-associated-with-intestinal-damage-after-whole-body-gamma-irradiation-in-combined-injury
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Juliann G Kiang, Joan T Smith, Marsha N Anderson, Thomas B Elliott, Paridhi Gupta, Nagaraja S Balakathiresan, Radha K Maheshwari, Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel
Hemorrhage following whole-body γ-irradiation in a combined injury (CI) model increases mortality compared to whole-body γ-irradiation alone (RI). The decreased survival in CI is accompanied by increased bone marrow injury, decreased hematocrit, and alterations of miRNA in the kidney. In this study, our aim was to examine cytokine homeostasis, susceptibility to systemic bacterial infection, and intestinal injury. More specifically, we evaluated the interleukin-6 (IL-6)-induced stress proteins including C-reactive protein (CRP), complement 3 (C3), Flt-3 ligand, and corticosterone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934189/cystatin-c-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-a-hypertensive-population
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R Garcia-Carretero, L Vigil-Medina, O Barquero-Perez, R Goya-Esteban, I Mora-Jimenez, C Soguero-Ruiz, J Ramos-Lopez
Calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using creatinine-based equations may underestimate cardiovascular risk. Cystatin C-based eGFR may be a stronger prognostic biomarker than creatinine-based eGFR when assessing cardiovascular outcomes and mortality. Our aim was to determine whether levels of serum cystatin C, as an estimator of GFR, had a higher predictive value than creatinine-based eGFR for incident cardiovascular disease among hypertensive patients. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 2016 hypertensive patients from the Hypertension Unit at Mostoles University Hospital between 2006 and 2016...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934000/impact-of-preexisting-mental-illness-on-all-cause-and-breast-cancer-specific-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Kristy Iglay, Melissa L Santorelli, Kim M Hirshfield, Jill M Williams, George G Rhoads, Yong Lin, Kitaw Demissie
Purpose Limited data are available on the survival of patients with breast cancer with preexisting mental illness, and elderly women are of special interest because they experience the highest incidence of breast cancer. Therefore, we compared all-cause and breast cancer-specific mortality for elderly patients with breast cancer with and without mental illness. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted by using SEER-Medicare data, including 19,028 women ≥ 68 years of age who were diagnosed with stage I to IIIa breast cancer in the United States from 2005 to 2007...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933768/chronic-respiratory-diseases-in-the-regions-of-northern-russia-epidemiological-distinctions-in-the-results-of-a-national-population-study
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Marine H Gambaryan, Svetlana A Shalnova, Alexander D Deev, Oxana M Drapkina
The aim of the study is to investigate the epidemiological situation regarding chronic respiratory diseases in populations that inhabit different climatic-geographical regions of Russia, and to develop targeted programs for prevention of these diseases. METHODS: (1) a comparative analysis of the standardized mortality data in Russia and other selected regions of the Russian North using the European standard for respiratory diseases, in a population aged 25-64; and (2) data from a randomized cross-sectional epidemiological study, with subjects from three different climatic-geographical regions of Russia...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933053/incidence-and-all-cause-mortality-for-hip-fracture-in-comparison-to-stroke-and-myocardial-infarction-a-fifteen-years-population-based-longitudinal-study
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Vincenzo Carnevale, Andrea Fontana, Alfredo Scillitani, Roberto Sinisi, Elisabetta Romagnoli, Massimiliano Copetti
PURPOSE: This population-based study investigated the incidence, in-hospital and long-term all-cause mortality, for hip fracture (HipFx), stroke (STR), and myocardial infarction (MI) in residents hospitalized between 2000 and 2014. METHODS: Data about hospitalization were drawn from the administrative discharge database, whereas information about residents and all-cause mortality from the municipality of our town. Patients were followed-up from the first hospital admission until death or study end...
September 20, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932952/survival-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-continues-to-improve-over-time-even-in-targeted-therapy-era
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Michele Marchioni, Marco Bandini, Raisa S Pompe, Zhe Tian, Tristan Martel, Anil Kapoor, Luca Cindolo, Francesco Berardinelli, Alberto Briganti, Shahrokh F Shariat, Luigi Schips, Pierre I Karakiewicz
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of diagnosis year, defined as contemporary (2010-2014), intermediate (2006-2009) and historical (2001-2005) on cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). METHODS: Within Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry (2001-2014), we identified patients with mRCC. Cumulative incidence and competing risks regression (CRR) models examined CSM, after accounting for other-cause mortality...
September 20, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932925/hepatic-complications-of-anorexia-nervosa
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REVIEW
Elissa Rosen, Neeru Bakshi, Ashlie Watters, Hugo R Rosen, Philip S Mehler
Anorexia nervosa (AN) has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses due to the widespread organ dysfunction caused by the underlying severe malnutrition. Starvation causes hepatocyte injury and death leading to a rise in aminotransferases. Malnutrition-induced hepatitis is common among individuals with AN especially as body mass index decreases. Acute liver failure associated with coagulopathy and encephalopathy can rarely occur. Liver enzymes may also less commonly increase as part of the refeeding process due to hepatic steatosis and can be distinguished from starvation hepatitis by the finding of a fatty liver on ultrasonography...
September 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932412/survival-of-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-pedv-in-thermally-treated-feed-ingredients-and-on-surfaces
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Michaela P Trudeau, Harsha Verma, Pedro E Urriola, Fernando Sampedro, Gerald C Shurson, Sagar M Goyal
BACKGROUND: Infection with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) causes vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration in young pigs. The virus made its first appearance in the U.S. in 2013, where it caused substantial neonatal mortality and economic losses in the U.S. pork industry. Based on outbreak investigations, it is hypothesized that the virus could be transmitted through contaminated feed or contaminated feed surfaces. This potential risk created a demand for research on the inactivation kinetics of PEDV in different environments...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932290/moderate-to-high-intensity-statins-for-secondary-prevention-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-on-dialysis-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Yan-Rong Li, Sung-Sheng Tsai, Yu-Sheng Lin, Chang-Min Chung, Szu-Tah Chen, Jui-Hung Sun, Miaw-Jene Liou, Tien-Hsing Chen
BACKGROUND: Evidences support the benefits of moderate- to high-intensity statins for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) except for those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on dialysis after AMI. This study was aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases using moderate- to high-intensity statins in T2DM patients on dialysis after AMI. METHODS: A simulated prospective cohort study was conducted between January 1st, 2001 and December 31st, 2013 utilizing data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932247/risk-factors-for-acute-unintentional-poisoning-among-children-aged-1-5-years-in-the-rural-community-of-sri-lanka
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M B Kavinda Chandimal Dayasiri, Shaluka F Jayamanne, Chamilka Y Jayasinghe
BACKGROUND: Acute poisoning in children is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. However, there is a wide variation in patterns of poisoning and related risk factors across different geographic regions globally. This hospital based case-control study identifies the risk factors of acute unintentional poisoning among children aged 1-5 years of the rural community in a developing Asian country. METHODS: This hospital based case-control study included 600 children...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932124/marketed-drugs-used-for-the-management-of-hypercholesterolemia-as-anticancer-armament
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REVIEW
Panagiota Papanagnou, Theodora Stivarou, Ioannis Papageorgiou, Georgios E Papadopoulos, Anastasios Pappas
The design of novel pharmacologic agents as well as their approval for sale in markets all over the world is a tedious and pricey process. Inevitably, oncologic patients commonly experience unwanted effects of new anticancer drugs, while the acquisition of clinical experience for these drugs is largely based on doctor-patient partnership which is not always effective. The repositioning of marketed non-antineoplastic drugs that hopefully exhibit anticancer properties into the field of oncology is a challenging option that gains ground and attracts preclinical and clinical research in an effort to override all these hindrances and minimize the risk for reduced efficacy and/or personalized toxicity...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932109/evaluation-on-the-implementation-of-respiratory-protection-measures-in-old-age-homes
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Diana Tf Lee, Doris Yu, Margaret Ip, Jennifer Ym Tang
PURPOSE: Old age homes (OAHs) represent a vulnerable community for influenza outbreaks. Effective implementation of respiratory protection measures has been identified as an effective prevention measure to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by such outbreaks. Yet, relatively little is known about this aspect in these homes. This study evaluated the implementation of respiratory protection measures among infection control officers (ICOs) and health care workers (HCWs) in these homes in Hong Kong...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931945/derivation-and-validation-of-shock-index-as-a-parameter-for-predicting-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Tongtong Yu, Chunyang Tian, Jia Song, Dongxu He, Zhijun Sun, Zhaoqing Sun
The objective of this study was to examine whether shock index (SI), defined by ratio of heart rate and systolic blood pressure, can predict long-term prognosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and to compare prognostic accuracy of SI with the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score. This study included individuals from 2 independent cohorts: derivation cohort (n = 2631) and validation cohort (n = 963). In the derivation cohort, we derived that higher admission SI was associated with a greater risk of long-term all-cause mortality [HR = 4...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931925/a-single-question-regarding-mobility-in-the-world-health-organization-quality-of-life-questionnaire-predicts-3-year-mortality-in-patients-receiving-chronic-hemodialysis
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Hsiu-Ho Wang, Miao-Chun Ho, Kuan-Yu Hung, Hui-Teng Cheng
Low quality of life, depression and poor quality of sleep are associated with increased mortality in hemodialysis patients. It is not clear which factor has the highest predictive power and what the core element is to explain the predictability. We thus conducted a prospective cohort study that included 151 hemodialysis adults. Three traits of interest were assessed by World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire, an abbreviated version (WHOQOL-BREF), Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire, and Athens Insomnia Scale, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931849/dipstick-proteinuria-and-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality-in-diabetes-or-pre-diabetes-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Jinwei Wang, Junjuan Li, Anxin Wang, Jianli Wang, Yaozheng Yang, Shuohua Chen, Shouling Wu, Minghui Zhao, Xiuhua Guo, Luxia Zhang
To evaluate the association between dipstick proteinuria and myocardial infarction (MI) or all-cause mortality, a cohort study was conducted among 16,573 general Chinese population with diabetes or pre-diabetes, which were defined as self-reported history of diabetes or fasting blood glucose ≥5.6 mmol/L or under blood glucose lowering therapy. Proteinuria was detected biennially during 2006-2013 by dipstick test. MI and all-cause mortality were recorded through the end of 2014. Mean age (standard deviation) of study participants was 51...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931684/zika-virus-encoding-non-glycosylated-envelope-protein-is-attenuated-and-defective-in-neuroinvasion
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Arun S Annamalai, Aryamav Pattnaik, Bikash R Sahoo, Ezhumalai Muthukrishnan, Sathish Kumar Natarajan, David Steffen, Hiep L X Vu, Gustavo Delhon, Fernando A Osorio, Thomas M Petro, Shi-Hua Xiang, Asit K Pattnaik
Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus, responsible for sporadic outbreaks of mild and febrile illness in Africa and Asia, re-emerged in the last decade causing serious human diseases including microcephaly, congenital malformations, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Although genomic and phylogenetic analyses suggest that genetic evolution may have led to enhanced virulence of ZIKV, experimental evidence supporting the role of specific genetic changes in virulence is currently outstanding. One sequence motif, VNDT, containing an N-linked glycosylation site in the envelope (E) protein, is polymorphic, being absent in many of the African isolates while present in all isolates from the recent outbreaks...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931529/electrocardiographic-strain-pattern-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-concentric-remodeling-scar-and-mortality-over-10%C3%A2-years-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yuko Y Inoue, Elsayed Z Soliman, Kihei Yoneyama, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Colin O Wu, Rodney Sparapani, David A Bluemke, João A C Lima, Hiroshi Ashikaga
BACKGROUND: Both ECG strain pattern and QRS measured left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy criteria are associated with LV hypertrophy and have been used for risk stratification. However, the independent predictive value of ECG strain in apparently healthy individuals in predicting mortality and adverse cardiovascular events is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) is a multicenter, prospective cohort of 6441 participants (mean age, 62 years; 54% women)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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