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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549020/lung-density-and-pulmonary-artery-diameter-are-predictors-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Margreet E Bakker, Maarten K Ninaber, Jan Stolk, Lucia J M Kroft, Anne A Schouffoer, Jeska K de Vries Bouwstra, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Berend C Stoel
PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate computed tomography (CT)-measured pulmonary artery diameter (PAD) and lung density as predictors of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in subjects with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We compared these PAD values with normal values and between SSc subgroups with PH and/or interstitial lung disease (ILD). We investigated whether PAD predicts PH and whether lung densitometry, by using the 85th percentile density value (Perc85) as a measure for ILD, can predict PH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PAD and Perc85 were measured in axial CT scans and compared between 54 SSc and 76 control subjects...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549016/liberal-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-use-in-people-with-diabetes-neutralizes-the-negative-impact-of-insulin-requiring-status
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Giuseppe Gatti, Bernardo Benussi, Marina Bollini, Gabriella Forti, Angela Poletti, Elisabetta Rauber, Marco Gabrielli, Ariella De Monte, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
AIMS: Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafts are underused in insulin-dependent diabetic patients because of increased risk of postoperative complications. The impact of the insulin-requiring status on outcomes after routine BITA grafting was investigated in this retrospective study. METHODS: Skeletonized BITA grafts were used in 3228 (71.6%) of 4508 consecutive patients having multivessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the authors' institution from January 1999 to August 2015...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548951/development-of-a-novel-score-for-the-prediction-of-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-the-use-of-electronic-healthcare-records-with-lasso-regression
#3
Zhongheng Zhang, Yucai Hong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There are several disease severity scores being used for the prediction of mortality in critically ill patients. However, none of them was developed and validated specifically for patients with severe sepsis. The present study aimed to develop a novel prediction score for severe sepsis. RESULTS: A total of 3206 patients with severe sepsis were enrolled, including 1054 non-survivors and 2152 survivors. The LASSO score showed the best discrimination (area under curve: 0...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548930/comparison-of-treatment-outcome-between-living-donor-liver-transplantation-and-sorafenib-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-beyond-the-milan-criteria
#4
Yuri Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Dong Hyeon Lee, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Kyung-Suk Suh
For patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), sorafenib is the only systemic treatment recommended by international guidelines. We recently reported that HCC patients with a low MoRAL (model to predict tumor recurrence after LDLT) score (≤ 314.8) have excellent treatment outcomes after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), even though they are beyond the Milan criteria. In the present study, we investigated whether LDLT offers a better treatment outcome than sorafenib for patients with HCC beyond the Milan criteria according to the MoRAL score...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548927/the-impact-of-delayed-commencement-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-eight-or-more-weeks-on-survival-in-stage-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer-a-national-population-based-cohort-study
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Young Wan Kim, Eun Hee Choi, Bo Ra Kim, Woo-Ah Ko, Yeong-Mee Do, Ik Yong Kim
BACKGROUND: To examine the impact of chemotherapy delay on survival in patients with stage II or III colon cancer and the factors associated with the delay (≥8 weeks) of adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: Patients undergoing curative resection and adjuvant chemotherapy in a national population-based cohort were included. RESULTS: Among 5355 patients, 154 (2.9%) received chemotherapy more than 8 weeks after surgery. Based on a multivariate analysis, the risk factors associated with chemotherapy delay ≥8 weeks were older age [65 to 74 years (hazard ratio [HR]=1...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548919/a-novel-method-for-quanitifying-comfort-in-child-passengers-demonstrates-an-association-between-child-restraint-comfort-and-errors-in-use-of-booster-seats
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Cameron K Fong, Lynne E Bilston, Gunther Paul, Julie Brown
OBJECTIVE: Misuse of child restraint systems is a widespread and long-standing problem impacting risk of injury and death in car crashes. Discomfort has been suggested as a causative factor for misuse, particularly in errors introduced by children while they use the restraints. However, the relationship between comfort and errors in use has never been studied. In this study we examine the reliability and sensitivity of a newly developed observational method for assessing comfort in children in vehicles...
May 29, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548592/intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-severe-blunt-head-trauma-does-the-type-of-monitoring-device-matter
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Alberto Aiolfi, Desmond Khor, Jayun Cho, Elizabeth Benjamin, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
OBJECTIVE Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring has become the standard of care in the management of severe head trauma. Intraventricular devices (IVDs) and intraparenchymal devices (IPDs) are the 2 most commonly used techniques for ICP monitoring. Despite the widespread use of these devices, very few studies have investigated the effect of device type on outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to compare outcomes between 2 types of ICP monitoring devices in patients with isolated severe blunt head trauma...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548465/assessment-of-infantile-hemangiomas-using-a-handheld-wireless-diffuse-optical-spectroscopic-device
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Christopher J Fong, Maria C Garzon, Jennifer W Hoi, Hyun K Kim, Christine T Lauren, Kimberly Morel, Lauren Geller, Nina Antonov, Nicole Weitz, June Wu, Andreas H Hielscher
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are vascular tumors with the potential for significant morbidity. There is a lack of validated objective tools to assess IH severity and response to treatment. Diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS), a noninvasive, nonionizing imaging modality, can measure total hemoglobin concentration and hemoglobin oxygen saturation in tissue to assess IH vascularity and response to treatment. Our objective was to evaluate the utility of a wireless, handheld DOS system to assess IH characteristics at selected points during their clinical course...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548122/recommendations-for-reporting-tumor-budding-in-colorectal-cancer-based-on-the-international-tumor-budding-consensus-conference-itbcc-2016
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Alessandro Lugli, Richard Kirsch, Yoichi Ajioka, Fred Bosman, Gieri Cathomas, Heather Dawson, Hala El Zimaity, Jean-François Fléjou, Tine Plato Hansen, Arndt Hartmann, Sanjay Kakar, Cord Langner, Iris Nagtegaal, Giacomo Puppa, Robert Riddell, Ari Ristimäki, Kieran Sheahan, Thomas Smyrk, Kenichi Sugihara, Benoît Terris, Hideki Ueno, Michael Vieth, Inti Zlobec, Phil Quirke
Tumor budding is a well-established independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer but a standardized method for its assessment has been lacking. The primary aim of the International Tumor Budding Consensus Conference (ITBCC) was to reach agreement on an international, evidence-based standardized scoring system for tumor budding in colorectal cancer. The ITBCC included nine sessions with presentations, a pre-meeting survey and an e-book covering the key publications on tumor budding in colorectal cancer...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548119/magee-equation-3-predicts-pathologic-response-to-neoadjuvant-systemic-chemotherapy-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-her2-negative-equivocal-breast-tumors
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Daniel J Farrugia, Alessandra Landmann, Li Zhu, Emilia J Diego, Ronald R Johnson, Marguerite Bonaventura, Atilla Soran, David J Dabbs, Beth Z Clark, Shannon L Puhalla, Rachel C Jankowitz, Adam M Brufsky, Barry C Lembersky, Gretchen M Ahrendt, Priscilla F McAuliffe, Rohit Bhargava
Magee Equations were derived as an inexpensive, rapid alternative to Oncotype DX. The Magee Equation 3 utilizes immunohistochemical and FISH data for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), HER2 and Ki-67 for its calculation (24.30812+ERIHC × (-0.02177)+PRIHC × (-0.02884)+(0 for HER2 negative, 1.46495 for equivocal, 12.75525 for HER2 positive)+Ki-67 × 0.18649). We hypothesize that Magee Equation 3 scores from pre-therapy core biopsy can predict response to neoadjuvant systemic chemotherapy. A prospectively-maintained database of patients who received neoadjuvant systemic therapy from 2010 to 2014 at a single institution was retrospectively reviewed...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547853/the-efficacy-of-high-density-spinal-cord-stimulation-among-trial-implant-and-conversion-patients-a-retrospective-case-series
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David A Provenzano, Jared Rebman, Cody Kuhel, Hilary Trenz, Jason Kilgore
OBJECTIVES: Methods of energy delivery for traditional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems consist of adjusting programming parameters to affect the total charge delivered per unit time. One high electrical charge delivery method being considered is subthreshold high density (HD) programming. To date, there is limited clinical evidence for the efficacy and safety of paresthesia-free HD programming. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of HD programming. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on HD-programmed SCS patients with a minimum of one year follow-up...
May 25, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547576/thoraco-lumbar-selective-fusion-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-with-lenke-c-modifier-curves-clinical-and-radiographic-analysis-at-10-year-follow-up
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Laura Scaramuzzo, Fabrizio Giudici, Daniele Bongetta, Eleonora Caboni, Leone Minoia, Antonino Zagra
PURPOSE: To examine the radiological and clinical outcomes of a single-center case series of selective thoracic fusions (STF) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with Lenke C modifier curves, with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We evaluated at 6 months and 10 years different radiological parameters on both thoracic and lumbar districts: coronal curves, sagittal curves, apical vertebral translation (AVT), and apical vertebral rotation (AVR). The clinical outcome was determined using the SRS 22 score...
May 25, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547534/a-cross-sectional-comparative-study-on-chronic-ocular-manifestations-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-chinese-eyes-a-15-year-case-series
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Loraine L W Chow, Alex L K Ng, Sharon S W Chow, Bonnie N K Choy, Kendrick C Shih, Ian Y H Wong, Johnny C Y Chan, Jimmy S M Lai
PURPOSE: To compare the chronic ocular manifestations in Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis patients from a 15-year cohort. METHODS: All SJS and TEN patients admitted to our burn intensive care unit between 1999 and 2014 were invited for assessment. Slit-lamp examination was performed, and ocular condition was graded according to the Sotozono scoring System, which depended on the extent of cornea, conjunctiva and lid involvement. Tear osmolarity was also measured...
May 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547319/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-sirs-score-independently-predicts-poor-outcome-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury
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Tomas Jacome, Danielle Tatum
INTRODUCTION: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is frequently observed after various types of acute cerebral injury and has been linked to clinical deterioration in non-traumatic brain injury (TBI). SIRS scores have also been shown to be predictive of length of stay and mortality in trauma patients. We aimed to determine the prognostic utility of SIRS present at admission in trauma patients with isolated TBI. METHODS: This was a 5-year retrospective cohort study of adults (≥18 years) with isolated TBI admitted to a Level II trauma center...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547206/glycemic-variability-in-type-1-diabetes-compared-with-degludec-and-glargine-on-the-morning-injection-an-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryo Iga, Hiroshi Uchino, Ken Kanazawa, Shuki Usui, Masahiko Miyagi, Naoki Kumashiro, Hiroshi Yoshino, Yasuyo Ando, Takahisa Hirose
INTRODUCTION: Optimal adjustment of basal insulin to overcome hypoglycemia and glycemic variability (GV) depends on its duration of action and peak-less profile. Owing to the ability of long-acting basal insulin to avoid hypoglycemia, we titrated pre-meal glucose to normal fasting blood glucose, 80-110 mg/dL (4.5-6.1 mmol/L), and post-meal glucose to 80-140 mg/dL (4.5-7.8 mmol/L). The purpose of this study was to evaluate two basal insulin analogues degludec (IDeg) and glargine (IGlar), injected in the morning, for GV using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in type 1 diabetes (T1DM)...
May 25, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547178/clinical-impact-of-pet-ct-imaging-after-adjuvant-therapy-in-patients-with-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Huan-Chun Lin, Chung-Jan Kang, Shiang-Fu Huang, Hung-Ming Wang, Chien-Yu Lin, Li-Yu Lee, Chun-Ta Liao, Tzu-Chen Yen
PURPOSE: This single-center retrospective study of prospectively collected data was aimed at comparing the clinical outcomes of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) with symptomatic recurrences identified by PET/CT imaging following adjuvant therapy (Group A) versus those of cases with asymptomatic recurrences diagnosed through periodic post-adjuvant therapy PET/CT surveillance (Group B). We also sought to establish the priority of salvage therapy in the two study groups...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547123/anethole-reduces-inflammation-and-joint-damage-in-rats-with-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Alessandra Mileni Versuti Ritter, Luzmarina Hernandes, Bruno Ambrosio da Rocha, Camila Fernanda Estevão-Silva, Edirlene Sara Wisniewski-Rebecca, Joice Dos Santos Cezar, Silvana Martins Caparroz-Assef, Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman, Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado
AIM: This study evaluated whether anethole attenuates the inflammatory response and joint damage in a model of adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) in rats. METHODS: The animals were treated with 62.5-, 125-, or 250-mg/kg anethole daily for 21 days after AIA and necropsied on days 14 and 21 to evaluate the number of serum and synovial leukocytes (total and differential), serum cytokines (IL-2, IL-6, IL-12, IL-17, and TNF-α), and nitric oxide concentrations. Morphologic changes in the cartilage and bone of the femorotibial articulation in both left paw and right paw were studied in hematoxylin/eosin and Sirius Red-hematoxylin sections...
May 25, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547075/comparison-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-and-suprascapular-nerve-pulsed-radiofrequency-in-chronic-shoulder-pain-a-randomized-controlled-single-blind-clinical-trial
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Burcu Metin Ökmen, Korgün Ökmen
Shoulder pain can be difficult to treat due to its complex anatomic structure, and different treatment methods can be used. We aimed to examine the efficacy of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) and suprascapular nerve (SSN)-pulsed radiofrequency (RF) therapy. In this prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind study, 59 patients with chronic shoulder pain due to impingement syndrome received PBMT (group H) or SSN-pulsed RF therapy (group P) in addition to exercise therapy for 14 sessions over 2 weeks...
May 25, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546975/the-effect-of-electronic-education-on-knowledge-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Soheila Mohamadirizi, Vahid Shaygannejad, Shahla Mohamadirizi, Zahra Tolou-Ghamari
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) could be considered as one of the most common chronic disorders of the central nervous system. However, patient education tasks in this group are a challenge for health care provider team but due to increase in the incidence of MS, a new category of contact, care, and education seems to be useful. Hence, the aim of this study was to compare the effect of electronic education and illustrated booklet on knowledge of patients with MS. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental research was carried out on 120 patients with MS from January 2013 to July 2013...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546816/effects-of-intrathecal-opioids-use-in-cesarean-section-on-breastfeeding-and-newborns-weight-gaining
#20
Fardin Yousefshahi, Fatemeh Davari-Tanha, Atabak Najafi, Mahbod Kaveh, Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, Patricia Khashayar, Mohammad Anbarafshan
Objective: To assess the association between intrapartum intrathecal opioid use and breastfeeding and weight gain following cesarean section. Materials and methods: The prospective double-blinded study was conducted on term pregnant women, undergoing elective cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. They divided into two groups. In the first group, intrathecal Morphine was used to achieve analgesia during or after the operation. The remainder divided into two subgroups, those who did not receive any opioid or those received systemic opioids...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
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