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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087969/axillary-accessory-breast-carcinoma-masquerading-as-axillary-abscess-a-case-report
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S Y Lim, S L Jee, T Gee, E Nor Aina
Accessory breast is a frequently seen developmental breast abnormality, commoner among Asians than Caucasians. This ectopic breast tissue shares many similarities as the normal breast tissue, and although subjected to the same pathological processes, accessory breast carcinoma is rare. As locations of the accessory breast may be variable, detection of pathological lesions through clinical examinations and standard diagnostic tools (i.e., mammogram) can be difficult. Staging and management should be tailored-made according to the location of the accessory breast as well as its known pattern of lymphatic drainage...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087402/accuracy-is-in-the-eyes-of-the-pathologist-the-visual-interpretive-process-and-diagnostic-accuracy-with-digital-whole-slide-images
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Tad T Brunyé, Ezgi Mercan, Donald L Weaver, Joann G Elmore
Digital whole slide imaging is an increasingly common medium in pathology, with application to education, telemedicine, and rendering second opinions. It has also made it possible to use eye tracking devices to explore the dynamic visual inspection and interpretation of histopathological features of tissue while pathologists review cases. Using whole slide images, the present study examined how a pathologist's diagnosis is influenced by fixed case-level factors, their prior clinical experience, and their patterns of visual inspection...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081571/robust-inference-from-conditional-logistic-regression-applied-to-movement-and-habitat-selection-analysis
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Marie-Caroline Prima, Thierry Duchesne, Daniel Fortin
Conditional logistic regression (CLR) is widely used to analyze habitat selection and movement of animals when resource availability changes over space and time. Observations used for these analyses are typically autocorrelated, which biases model-based variance estimation of CLR parameters. This bias can be corrected using generalized estimating equations (GEE), an approach that requires partitioning the data into independent clusters. Here we establish the link between clustering rules in GEE and their effectiveness to remove statistical biases in variance estimation of CLR parameters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080092/brief-online-interventions-targeting-risk-and-protective-factors-for-increased-and-problematic-alcohol-use-among-american-college-students-studying-abroad
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Eric R Pedersen, Clayton Neighbors, David C Atkins, Christine M Lee, Mary E Larimer
Research documents increased and problematic alcohol use during study abroad experiences for college students yet no research documents effective preventive programs with these students. The present randomized controlled trial was designed to prevent increased and problematic alcohol use abroad by correcting misperceptions of peer drinking norms abroad and by promoting positive and healthy adjustment into the host culture (i.e., sojourner adjustment) through brief online personalized feedback interventions...
January 12, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080078/what-to-do-when-scalar-invariance-fails-the-extended-alignment-method-for-multi-group-factor-analysis-comparison-of-latent-means-across-many-groups
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Herbert W Marsh, Jiesi Guo, Philip D Parker, Benjamin Nagengast, Tihomir Asparouhov, Bengt Muthén, Theresa Dicke
Scalar invariance is an unachievable ideal that in practice can only be approximated; often using potentially questionable approaches such as partial invariance based on a stepwise selection of parameter estimates with large modification indices. Study 1 demonstrates an extension of the power and flexibility of the alignment approach for comparing latent factor means in large-scale studies (30 OECD countries, 8 factors, 44 items, N = 249,840), for which scalar invariance is typically not supported in the traditional confirmatory factor analysis approach to measurement invariance (CFA-MI)...
January 12, 2017: Psychological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077899/a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-the-effect-of-neostigmine-and-metoclopramide-on-gastric-residual-volume-of-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
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Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Abbas Alipour, Abolfazl Firouzian, Laleh Moarab, Amir Emami Zeydi
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, enteral feeding through the nasogastric tube is the method of choice for nutritional support. Gastrointestinal feeding intolerance and disturbed gastric emptying are common challenges in these patients. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of Neostigmine and Metoclopramide on gastric residual volume (GRV) in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. METHODS: In a double blind, randomized clinical trial, a total of 60 mechanically ventilated ICU patients with GRV >120 mL (3 hours after the last gavage), were randomly assigned into two groups A and B...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077225/age-does-matter-younger-ppci-patients-profit-more-from-cardiac-rehabilitation-than-older-patients
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Kimberley Pieters, Elisabeth M W J Utens, Nienke Ter Hoeve, Myrna van Geffen, Karolijn Dulfer, Madoka Sunamura, Ron T van Domburg
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended as secondary prevention in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) patients. This study was conducted to expand the knowledge about age-effects of CR in pPCI patients. The aim of this study was to compare changes in subjective health status (SHS) during and after CR between patients <60years and patients ≥60years, who underwent pPCI after myocardial infarction. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2011, in total 282 pPCI patients who participated in CR were included...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077045/association-of-time-to-antibiotics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adult-hematologic-malignancy-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Allison R Butts, Christina Carracedo Bachmeier, Emily V Dressler, Meng Liu, Ann Cowden, Jeff Talbert, Val R Adams
Objective The objective of this study was to determine the clinical impact of time to antibiotic administration in adult inpatients who have hematologic malignancies and develop febrile neutropenia. Methods A retrospective chart review was conducted to screen for all febrile neutropenia events amongst adult hematologic malignancy patients between 1 January 2010 and 1 September 2014. All included patients were admitted to the hospital at the time of fever onset, having been admitted for a diagnosis other than febrile neutropenia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076257/physician-advice-for-e-cigarette-use
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Christy Kollath-Cattano, James F Thrasher, Amira Osman, Jeannette O Andrews, Scott M Strayer
PURPOSE: To determine characteristics of smokers discussing e-cigarette use with their physician and receiving recommendations from their physician to use e-cigarettes for smoking cessation. METHODS: US adult smokers who had visited a physician in the previous 12 months (n = 2671) were surveyed. Logistic generalized estimating equation models were used to assess the characteristics of smokers who (1) talked to a physician about e-cigarettes, and (2) received physician advice to use e-cigarettes for smoking cessation...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075368/critical-windows-of-prenatal-exposure-to-cadmium-and-size-at-birth
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Lu Cheng, Bin Zhang, Tongzhang Zheng, Jie Hu, Aifen Zhou, Bryan A Bassig, Wei Xia, David A Savitz, Stephen Buka, Chao Xiong, Joseph M Braun, Yaqi Zhang, Yanqiu Zhou, Xinyun Pan, Chuansha Wu, Youjie Wang, Zhengmin Qian, Aimin Yang, Megan E Romano, Kunchong Shi, Shunqing Xu, Yuanyuan Li
Prenatal cadmium (Cd) exposure has been associated with adverse birth outcomes, but the findings of previous studies are inconsistent. We measured Cd concentrations in urine samples at or near 13, 24, and 35 gestational weeks from 282 women in Wuhan, China. We used generalized estimating equation models to assess the associations between maternal creatinine adjusted urinary Cd concentrations at each trimester and birth size. A significant inverse association was observed between higher maternal Cd levels measured during the 1st trimester and birth size in girls...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074471/the-probability-of-hospitalizations-for-mild-to-moderate-injuries-by-trauma-center-ownership-type
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Etienne E Pracht, Barbara Langland-Orban, Jessica L Ryan
OBJECTIVE: To corroborate anecdotal evidence with systematic evidence of a lower threshold for admission among for-profit hospitals. DATA SOURCES: The study used Florida emergency department and hospital discharge datasets for 2012 to 2014. The treatment variable of interest was for-profit-designated trauma center status. The dependent variable indicated whether a patient with mild-to-moderate injuries was admitted after presenting as a trauma alert and then discharged to home...
January 10, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073308/high-lifetime-probability-of-screen-detected-cervical-abnormalities
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Maiju Pankakoski, Sirpa Heinävaara, Tytti Sarkeala, Ahti Anttila
Objective Regular screening and follow-up is an important key to cervical cancer prevention; however, screening inevitably detects mild or borderline abnormalities that would never progress to a more severe stage. We analysed the cumulative probability and recurrence of cervical abnormalities in the Finnish organized screening programme during a 22-year follow-up. Methods Screening histories were collected for 364,487 women born between 1950 and 1965. Data consisted of 1 207,017 routine screens and 88,143 follow-up screens between 1991 and 2012...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072618/18f-fdg-pet-ct-versus-contrast-enhanced-ct-for-staging-and-prognostic-prediction-in-patients-with-salivary-gland-carcinomas
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Marn Joon Park, Jungsu S Oh, Jong-Lyel Roh, Jae Seung Kim, Jeong Hyun Lee, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
PURPOSE: Salivary gland carcinoma (SGC) is rare tumor with various histological type and metastatic potential. Pretreatment detection of metastases can contribute to planning the appropriate treatment of SGC. Therefore, the present study evaluated the utility of F-FDG PET/CT versus contrast-enhanced CT for detection of metastases and prediction of outcomes in SGC patients. METHODS: Sixty-seven consecutive SGC patients who were prospectively evaluated by F-FDG PET/CT and contrast-enhanced CT and subsequently underwent surgery with or without postoperative radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy were included...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071020/the-effect-of-microwave-roasting-on-the-antioxidant-properties-of-the-bangladeshi-groundnut-cultivar
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Abbas Ali, Anowarul Islam, Tarun K Pal
BACKGROUND: Groundnut seeds are an important source of bioactive phenolic compounds with noteworthy antioxidant capacity, which may be enhanced by the microwave roasting process. The aim of this work is   to study the changes in antioxidant activity in groundnut seeds during microwave roasting, as a function of roasting time and extract concentration, in order to maximise the phenolic content and antioxidant activity of roasted seeds. METHODS: The study was conducted to evaluate total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), and antioxidative activity of methanolic (GME), ethanolic (GEE), and chloroform (GCE) extracts and methanolic extract of oil (GMO) from groundnut seeds exposed to microwaves...
October 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070477/the-longitudinal-trajectory-of-post-surgical-total-weight-loss-among-middle-aged-women-who-had-undergone-bariatric-surgery
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Dong-Chul Seo, Chung Gun Lee, Mohammad R Torabi, David K Lohrmann
Middle-aged women are at a higher risk of being obese. We examined the trajectory of post-surgical % total weight loss (%TWL) among middle-aged female bariatric patients. We fitted sequential generalized estimating equations models to analyze a sample of women who received bariatric surgery in 1995-2012, aged 40-65 years at the time of surgery (N = 158,292) whose pre-operative body mass index (BMI) was ≥ 30 kg/m(2) in the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database. The %TWL computed by 100% × (pre-surgery BMI - post-surgery BMI) / pre-surgery BMI showed different trajectories depending on type of surgery...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069887/mandatory-physician-reporting-of-at-risk-drivers-the-older-driver-example
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Yll Agimi, Steven M Albert, Ada O Youk, Patricia I Documet, Claudia A Steiner
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: In a number of states, physicians are mandated by state law to report at-risk drivers to licensing authorities. Often these patients are older adult drivers who may exhibit unsafe driving behaviors, have functional/cognitive impairments, or are diagnosed with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and/or seizure disorders. The hypothesis that mandatory physician reporting laws reduce the rate of crash-related hospitalizations among older adult drivers was tested...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069176/revisiting-the-progesterone-to-oocyte-ratio
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Micah J Hill, Mae Wu Healy, Kevin S Richter, Eric Widra, Eric D Levens, Alan H DeCherney, George Patounakis, Brian W Whitcomb
OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate the P to oocyte (O) ratio (P/O) in the prediction of live birth in assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 7,608 fresh autologous ART ET cycles. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Live birth. RESULT(S): Generalized estimating equation (GEE) models and receiver operating characteristic curves assessed the ability of P, O, and the P/O ratio to predict live birth...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068940/early-life-socioeconomic-environment-and-mammographic-breast-density
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Parisa Tehranifar, Barbara A Cohn, Julie D Flom, Angeline Protacio, Piera Cirillo, L H Lumey, Karin B Michels, Mary Beth Terry
BACKGROUND: Early life social environment may influence breast cancer through shaping risk factors operating in early life, adolescence and adulthood, or may be associated with breast cancer risk independent of known risk factors. We investigated the associations between early life socioeconomic status (SES) and mammographic density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer, and the extent to which these associations were independent of risk factors across the lifecourse. METHODS: We used data from an adult follow-up study of two U...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067955/cancer-preventive-services-socioeconomic-status-and-the-affordable-care-act
#19
Gregory S Cooper, Tzuyung Doug Kou, Avi Dor, Siran M Koroukian, Mark D Schluchter
BACKGROUND: Out-of-pocket expenditures are thought to be an important barrier to the receipt of cancer preventive services, especially for those of a lower socioeconomic status (SES). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated out-of-pocket expenditures for recommended services, including mammography and colonoscopy. The objective of this study was to determine changes in the uptake of mammography and colonoscopy among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries before and after ACA implementation...
January 9, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067075/perioperative-humoral-stress-response-to-laparoscopic-versus-open-aortobifemoral-bypass-surgery
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Anne H Krog, Per M Thorsby, Mehdi Sahba, Erik M Pettersen, Irene Sandven, Jørgen J Jørgensen, Jon O Sundhagen, Syed S H Kazmi
Minimally invasive surgery seems to reduce hormonal stress response to surgery, but has not previously been examined in major abdominal vascular surgery. Aortic cross-clamping time and operation time is known to be longer in the totally laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass (LABF) as compared to open aortobifemoral bypass (OABF). The main objective of our study was to measure the hormonal stress response during surgery and aortic cross-clamping in patients undergoing a totally laparoscopic versus an open aortobifemoral bypass...
January 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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