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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334606/the-association-of-acquired-t790m-mutation-with-clinical-characteristics-after-resistance-to-first-line-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Yen-Hsiang Huang, Kuo-Hsuan Hsu, Jeng-Sen Tseng, Kun-Chieh Chen, Chia-Hung Hsu, Kang-Yi Su, Jeremy J W Chen, Huei-Wen Chen, Sung-Liang Yu, Tsung-Ying Yang, Gee-Chen Chang
Purpose: The main objective of this study was to investigate the relationship among the clinical characteristics and the frequency of T790M mutation in advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant lung adenocarcinoma patients with acquired resistance after first-line EGFR‒tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment. Materials and Methods: We enrolled EGFR-mutant stage IIIB-IV lung adenocarcinoma patients, who had progressed to prior EGFR-TKI therapy, and evaluated their rebiopsy EGFR mutation status...
January 4, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334547/quality-of-life-improvement-in-resource-limited-settings-after-one-year-of-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-use-among-adult-men-and-women
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Thiago S Torres, Linda J Harrison, Alberto M La Rosa, Sandra W Cardoso, Lu Zheng, McNeil Ngongondo, Fatma Some, Umesh G Lalloo, Thando Mwelase, Ann C Collier, Michael D Hughes
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated improvement of quality of life (QoL) after one year of second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) use in resource-limited settings (RLS) among adult men and women, comparing two randomized treatment arms. DESIGN: ACTG A5273 was a randomized clinical trial of second-line ART comparing lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) + raltegravir (RAL) with LPV/r + nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) in participants failing a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-containing regimen at 15 sites in 9 RLS...
January 13, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334203/modeling-in-vitro-fertilization-data-considering-multiple-outcomes-observed-among-iranian-infertile-women
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Azadeh Ghaheri, Aliakbar Rasekhi, Reza Omani Samani, Ebrahim Hajizadeh
Background: Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles should successfully go through multiple points during the procedure (i.e., implantation, clinical pregnancy, no spontaneous abortion and delivery) to achieve live births. In this study, data from multiple cycles and multiple points during the IVF cycle are collected for each individual to model the effects of factors associated with success at different stages of IVF cycles in Iranian infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This historical cohort study includes 996 assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles of 511 infertile women...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333144/did-creatinine-standardization-give-benefits-to-the-evaluation-of-glomerular-filtration-rate
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Laurence Piéroni, Anne-Sophie Bargnoux, Jean-Paul Cristol, Etienne Cavalier, Pierre Delanaye
During the last decade, a lot of efforts has been made to improve the evaluation of renal functions. Measured Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) remains the only valuable test to confirm or confute the status of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is recommended by Kidney Disease Global Outcomes guidelines when estimation of GFR is not reliable. However, in routine clinical practice, serum creatinine remains the one of the most prescribed biological parameters and is an undeniable factor, alone or in association with other parameters, of the estimation of GFR...
December 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332977/the-role-of-wnt-signalling-in-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Jun Jun Olsen, Sebastian Öther-Gee Pohl, Abhijeet Deshmukh, Malini Visweswaran, Natalie C Ward, Frank Arfuso, Mark Agostino, Arun Dharmarajan
Angiogenesis is a normal biological process wherein new blood vessels form from the growth of pre-existing blood vessels. Preventing angiogenesis in solid tumours by targeting pro-angiogenic factors including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), hepatocyte growth factor, and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is currently under investigation for cancer treatment. Concurrently targeting the cell signalling pathways involved in the transcriptional and post-translational regulation of these factors may provide positive therapeutic results...
November 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331823/pre-pregnancy-maternal-depressive-symptoms-and-low-birth-weight-and-preterm-birth-outcomes-assessment-of-adolescent-background-characteristics-and-birth-outcomes-in-adulthood
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Stephen Nkansah-Amankra
PURPOSE: In the United States and other countries of the world , high prevalence of pre-pregnancy depressive symptoms and depression during pregnancy is an important public health concern, as they are associated with low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB) outcomes in adulthood. However, the relationships among pre-pregnancy depressive symptoms, low birth weight, preterm birth outcomes and household characteristics have not been well established. METHODS: The study used data from 7120 adolescent female participants in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health data from Waves I (1994-1995 in-school interview), II (1996 as in-home), III (2001-2002 as in-home interview), IV (2008 as in-home interview) and Wave V is currently underway...
December 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331599/long-term-reduction-of-seclusion-and-forced-medication-on-a-hospital-wide-level-implementation-of-an-open-door-policy-over-6-years
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L Hochstrasser, D Fröhlich, A R Schneeberger, S Borgwardt, U E Lang, R-D Stieglitz, C G Huber
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric inpatient treatment is increasingly performed in settings with locked doors. However, locked wards have well-known disadvantages and are ethically problematic. In addition, recent data challenges the hypothesis that locked wards provide improved safety over open-door settings regarding suicide, absconding and aggression. Furthermore, there is evidence that the introduction of an open-door policy may lead to short-term reductions in involuntary measures. The aim of this study was to assess if the introduction of an open-door policy is associated with a long-term reduction of the frequency of seclusion and forced medication...
December 11, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331446/intolerance-of-uncertainty-neural-and-psychophysiological-correlates-of-the-perception-of-uncertainty-as-threatening
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REVIEW
Ema Tanovic, Dylan G Gee, Jutta Joormann
Intolerance of uncertainty (IU) reflects the perception of uncertainty as threatening, regardless of the true probability of threat. IU is elevated in various forms of psychopathology, uniquely associated with anxiety and depression symptoms after controlling for related constructs, and prospectively predicts symptoms. Given the ubiquity of uncertainty in daily life and the clinical implications of IU, recent work has begun to investigate the neural and psychophysiological correlates of IU. This review summarizes the existing literature and integrates findings within a mechanistic neural model of responding to uncertainty...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331022/open-letter-to-journal-editors-on-international-consensus-radiochemistry-nomenclature-guidelines
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Heinz H Coenen, Antony D Gee, Michael Adam, Gunnar Antoni, Cathy S Cutler, Yasuhisa Fujibayashi, Jae Min Jeong, Robert H Mach, Thomas L Mindt, Victor W Pike, Albert D Windhorst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2018: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330767/ivabradine-for-the-treatment-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Megan E Gee, Alicia K Watkins, Jamie N Brown, Emily J A Young
INTRODUCTION: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) impacts millions of patients, but there is currently no gold standard treatment for this condition. Ivabradine is a novel heart rate (HR) lowering agent that acts on the sinoatrial node cells by selectively inhibiting the If-current. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence for the efficacy and safety of ivabradine for the treatment of POTS. METHODS: MEDLINE (from 1956 to August 2017) and EMBASE (from 1957 to August 2017) were queried with the following search term: "postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome" OR "postural tachycardia syndrome" OR "chronic orthostatic intolerance" AND "ivabradine...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327090/alcohol-use-and-unprotected-sex-among-hiv-infected-ugandan-adults-findings-from-an-event-level-study
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Sarah E Woolf-King, Robin Fatch, Debbie M Cheng, Winnie Muyindike, Christine Ngabirano, Allen Kekibiina, Nneka Emenyonu, Judith A Hahn
While alcohol is a known risk factor for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), studies designed to investigate the temporal relationship between alcohol use and unprotected sex are lacking. The purpose of this study was to determine whether alcohol used at the time of a sexual event is associated with unprotected sex at that same event. Data for this study were collected as part of two longitudinal studies of HIV-infected Ugandan adults. A structured questionnaire was administered at regularly scheduled cohort study visits in order to assess the circumstances (e...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326413/-impact-of-increased-supply-of-newly-licensed-nurses-on-hospital-nurse-staffing-and-policy-implications
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Yunmi Kim, Sunju You, Jinhyun Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to analyze the impact of increasing the supply of newly licensed nurses on improving the hospital nurse staffing grades for the period of 2009~2014. METHODS: Using public administrative data, we analyzed the effect of newly licensed nurses on staffing in 1,594 hospitals using Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE) ordered logistic regression, and of supply variation on improving staffing grades in 1,042 hospitals using GEE logistic regression...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326047/periodontal-status-of-tooth-adjacent-to-implant-with-peri-implantitis
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Cheng-En Sung, Cheng-Yang Chiang, Hsien-Chung Chiu, Yi-Shing Shieh, Fu-Gong Lin, Earl Fu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between peri-implantitis and the periodontal health of the adjacent tooth, the periodontal status of the teeth adjacent and contralateral to the implants with and without peri-implantitis. METHODS: Fifty-three subjects with existing dental implants and chronic periodontitis were examined in this cross-sectional study. Seventy implants were categorized into peri-implantitis (n = 42) and healthy/mucositis (n = 28) groups...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325912/impact-of-the-childhood-vaccine-discussion-format-over-time-on-immunization-status
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Douglas J Opel, Chuan Zhou, Jeffrey D Robinson, Nora Henrikson, Katherine Lepere, Rita Mangione-Smith, James A Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Presumptive formats to initiate childhood vaccine discussions (e.g. "Well we have to do some shots.") have been associated with increased vaccine acceptance after one visit compared to participatory formats (e.g. "How do you feel about vaccines?"). We characterize discussion format patterns over time and the impact of their repeated use on vaccine acceptance. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal prospective cohort study of children of vaccine-hesitant parents enrolled in a Seattle-based integrated health system...
January 8, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325785/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-children-with-ductal-dependent-congenital-heart-disease-and-esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Kriti Puri, Shaine A Morris, Carlos M Mery, Yunfei Wang, Brady S Moffett, Jeffrey S Heinle, J Ruben Rodriguez, Lara S Shekerdemian, Antonio G Cabrera
BACKGROUND: Extracardiac birth defects are associated with worse outcomes in congenital heart disease (CHD). The impact of esophageal atresia/trachea-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF) on outcomes after surgery for ductal-dependent CHD is unknown. METHODS: Retrospective matched cohort study using the Pediatric Health Information System database from 07/2004 to 06/2015. Hospitalizations with ductal-dependent CHD and EA/TEF, undergoing CHD surgery were included as cases...
January 8, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325133/the-efficacy-of-24-month-metformin-for-improving-menses-hormone-and-metabolic-profiles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Po-Kai Yang, Chih-Yuan Hsu, Mei-Jou Chen, Mei-Yu Lai, Zheng-Rong Li, Chen-Hsin Chen, Shee-Uan Chen, Hong-Nerng Ho
Context: The long-term effects of metformin in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are inadequately studied. Objective: The effects of metformin on women with PCOS over 24-month with respect to menses, hormones and metabolic profiles are assessed. Design: Prospective cohort. Setting: A reproductive endocrinology clinic in a university-affiliated medical center. Patients: 119 women with PCOS, defined by the Rotterdam criteria, were enrolled...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324968/long-term-effects-of-an-intensive-lifestyle-intervention-on-electrocardiographic-criteria-for-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-the-look-ahead-trial
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Tina E Brinkley, Andrea Anderson, Elsayed Z Soliman, Alain G Bertoni, Frank Greenway, William C Knowler, Stephen P Glasser, Edward S Horton, Mark A Espeland
Background: Left ventricular hypertrophy assessed by electrocardiography (ECG-LVH) is a marker of subclinical cardiac damage and a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. The prevalence of ECG-LVH is increased in obesity and type 2 diabetes; however, there are no data on the long-term effects of weight loss on ECG-LVH. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an intensive lifestyle intervention reduces ECG-LVH in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324901/the-relationship-between-species-richness-and-aboveground-biomass-in-a-primary-pinus-kesiya-forest-of-yunnan-southwestern-china
#18
Shuaifeng Li, Xuedong Lang, Wande Liu, Guanglong Ou, Hui Xu, Jianrong Su
The relationship between biodiversity and biomass is an essential element of the natural ecosystem functioning. Our research aims at assessing the effects of species richness on the aboveground biomass and the ecological driver of this relationship in a primary Pinus kesiya forest. We sampled 112 plots of the primary P. kesiya forests in Yunnan Province. The general linear model and the structural equation model were used to estimate relative effects of multivariate factors among aboveground biomass, species richness and the other explanatory variables, including climate moisture index, soil nutrient regime and stand age...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324840/malaria-increased-the-risk-of-stunting-and-wasting-among-young-children-in-ethiopia-results-of-a-cohort-study
#19
Taye Gari, Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Tarekegn Solomon, Bernt Lindtjørn
INTRODUCTION: Given the high prevalence of malnutrition in a malaria-endemic setting, improving nutritional status could serve as a tool to prevent malaria. However, the relationship between the two conditions remains unclear. Therefore, this study assessed the association between under-nutrition and malaria among a cohort of children aged 6 to 59 months old. METHODS: Two cohorts of children were followed for 89 weeks in a rural Rift Valley area of Ethiopia. In the first approach (malaria-malnutrition), a cohort of 2,330 non-stunted and 4,204 non-wasted children were included to assess under-nutrition (outcome) based on their previous malaria status (exposure)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324357/a-pilot-study-of-the-role-of-the-claustrum-in-attention-and-seizures-in-rats
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Arezou Bayat, Sweta Joshi, Sahar Jahan, Phillip Connell, Komei Tsuchiya, David Chau, Tanvir Syed, Patrick Forcelli, Mohamad Z Koubeissi
OBJECTIVE: The claustrum has been implicated in consciousness, and MRIs of patients with status epilepticus have shown increased claustral signal intensity. In an attempt to investigate the role of claustrum in cognition and seizures, we (1) assessed the effect of high-frequency stimulation (HFS) of the claustrum on performance in the operant chamber; (2) studied interclaustral and claustrohippocampal connectivity through cerebro-cerebral evoked potentials (CCEPs); and (3) investigated the role of claustrum in kainate-induced (KA) seizures...
January 5, 2018: Epilepsy Research
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