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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540261/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-iranian-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sahar Dalvand, Seyed Hassan Niksima, Reza Meshkani, Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Sahar Sadegh-Nejadi, Wesam Kooti, Naser Parizad, Hossein Zahednezhad, Reza Afrisham
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is the major risk factor for development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in different populations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of MetS among Iranian population. METHODS: Thirty-four cross-sectional studies were analyzed with a sample of 83227 people. National and international English electronic databases (PubMed, Google scholar, Web of Science, Science Direct, and Scopus) and Persian language databases (SID, Medlib, Iran medex, Magiran, Medlib, and IranDoc) were used to search the articles published on MetS in Iranian population from Jan 2005 to May 2016...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540260/the-quality-of-educational-services-from-students-viewpoint-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ahmad Moosavi, Mohammad Mohseni, Hajar Ziaiifar, Saber Azami-Aghdash, Mahdi Gharasi Manshadi, Aziz Rezapour
BACKGROUND: Students' view is an important factor in assessing the quality of universities. Servqual pattern is regarded as the most prominent for services quality measurement. This study aimed to review systematically studies that investigated the quality of educational services. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating students' viewpoint about quality of educational services were conducted. Required data were collected from PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Science Direct, Google Scholar, SID, Magiran, and Iranmedex, without time restriction...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540222/penile-fracture-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management-in-iran-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Majid Mirzazadeh, Morteza Fallahkarkan, Jalil Hosseini
Penile fracture (PF) is considered an emergency in urology. In the literature there are some case series reporting considerable incidence of PF in some parts of Iran. There are no accurate data about the incidence of PF all around Iran. Although it may be uncommon in other parts of the country and in the other countries, it can also be underreported. There are some challenges in diagnosis, management, and also reporting of these cases. In this review of Iranian medical literature, we searched for penile fracture and penile injury keywords in Medline, Scopus, SID, Google and Persian medical journals...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539994/the-prevalence-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-study
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Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Mohammad Farajzadeh, Mozhdeh Zarei, Vajiheh Baghi, Sahar Dalvand, Kourosh Sayehmiri
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome is a sensory-motor disorder that causes sleep disorder. The syndrome in patients undergoing hemodialysis associates with depression, sleep deprivation, performance disorder, day fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness, stress, anxiety, and higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this systematic meta-analysis study was to estimate prevalence of restless legs syndrome in patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: Twenty-six relevant articles published between 2000 and 2015 indexed in Iranian (MagIran and IranMedex) and international databases (SID, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, PubMed, Pre Quest, and Scopus) were selected...
March 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533570/awareness-and-observance-of-patient-rights-from-the-perspective-of-iranian-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ghassem Abedi, Jalil Shojaee, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Farideh Rostami, Aliasghar Nadi, Ehsan Abedini, Charles John Palenik, Mehrdad Askarian
BACKGROUND: Recipients of healthcare services have rights, which must be acknowledged and protected. Such rights include observance of acceptable patient physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs guided by commonly accepted rules and regulations. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of awareness rates and observance of patient rights in Iran from the perspective of the patient. METHODS: In this study, various references such as Medline (PubMed), Scopus, Scientific Information Database (SID), Google scholar, Magiran, and IranMedex were searched (from August to December 2015)...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520217/the-gene-encoding-the-inwardly-rectifying-potassium-channel-kir4-1-may-be-involved-in-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
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Siri H Opdal, Åshild Vege, Arne Stray-Pedersen, Torleiv O Rognum
AIM: Disturbances in brain function and development may play a role in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This Norwegian study aimed to test the hypothesis that specific variants of genes involved in water transport and potassium homeostasis would be predisposing factors for SIDS. METHODS: Genetic variation in the genes encoding aquaporin-4 (AQP4), Kir4.1 (KCNJ10) and α-syntrophin were analysed in 171 SIDS cases (62.6% male) with a median age of 15.5 (2-52) weeks and 398 adult controls (70...
May 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514499/surface-anatomy-of-major-anatomical-landmarks-of-the-neck-in-an-adult-population-a-ct-evaluation-of-vertebral-level
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Masroor Badshah, Roger Soames, Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad Jaffar Khan, Adnan Khan
Introduction To compare the projectional surface anatomy of healthy individuals in an adult population with those with a thyroid mass, using computed tomography (CT). Methods Sixteen slice CT images of 101 individuals were analyzed using a 32-bit Radiant DICOM viewer to establish the relationships among major anatomical landmarks in the neck and their vertebral levels. The structures investigated included: hard palate (HP), hyoid bone (HB) including body and lesser horns, soft palate (SP), thyroid gland (TG) (both superior and inferior poles), thyroid gland anteroposterior (APD) and superoinferior (SID) diameters, thyroid isthmus (TI) superoinferior dimension, epiglottis, vertebral arteries (right and left), and both right and left parotid glands (superior and inferior extents)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511453/pregnancy-outcome-of-abnormal-nuchal-translucency-a-systematic-review
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Nasibeh Roozbeh, Maryam Azizi, Leili Darvish
INTRODUCTION: Nuchal Translucency (NT) is the sonographic form of subcutaneous gathering of liquid behind the foetal neck in the first trimester of pregnancy. There is association of increased NT with chromosomal and non-chromosomal abnormalities. AIM: The purpose of this systemic review was to review the pregnancy outcome of abnormal nuchal translucency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present systematic review was conducted by searching English language articles from sources such as International Medical Sciences, Medline, Web of science, Scopus, Google Scholar, PubMed, Index Copernicus, DOAJ, EBSCO-CINAHL...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508359/evolving-relevance-of-neuroproteomics-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Simone Lista, Henrik Zetterberg, Sid E O'Bryant, Kaj Blennow, Harald Hampel
Substantial progress in the understanding of the biology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been achieved over the past decades. The early detection and diagnosis of AD and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases, however, remain a challenging scientific frontier. Therefore, the comprehensive discovery (relating to all individual, converging or diverging biochemical disease mechanisms), development, validation, and qualification of standardized biological markers with diagnostic and prognostic functions with a precise performance profile regarding specificity, sensitivity, and positive and negative predictive value are warranted...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508031/altered-levels-of-blood-proteins-in-alzheimer-s-disease-longitudinal-study-results-from-australian-imaging-biomarkers-lifestyle-study-of-ageing-cohort
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Veer Bala Gupta, Eugene Hone, Steve Pedrini, James Doecke, Sid O'Bryant, Ian James, Ashley I Bush, Christopher C Rowe, Victor L Villemagne, David Ames, Colin L Masters, Ralph N Martins
INTRODUCTION: A blood-based biomarker panel to identify individuals with preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) would be an inexpensive and accessible first step for routine testing. METHODS: We analyzed 14 biomarkers that have previously been linked to AD in the Australian Imaging Biomarkers lifestyle longitudinal study of aging cohort. RESULTS: Levels of apolipoprotein J (apoJ) were higher in AD individuals compared with healthy controls at baseline and 18 months (P = ...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506824/hypoxia-and-nicotine-effects-on-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-and-its-receptor-1-pac1-in-the-developing-piglet-brainstem
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J Huang, K A Waters, R Machaalani
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) and its cognate receptor 1 (PAC1), have been implicated in the pathophysiology of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Two main risk factors for SIDS are prone sleeping and cigarette smoke exposure. Using piglet models of these risk factors, intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia (IHH-mimicking rebreathing in prone position) and nicotine (main reinforcing element of cigarettes), this study aimed to determine their effects on PACAP and PAC1 protein expression in the medulla...
May 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503277/prevalence-of-diabetes-impaired-fasting-glucose-and-impaired-glucose-tolerance-in-patients-with-thalassemia-major-in-iran-a-meta-analysis-study
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Milad Azami, Ali Sharifi, Siros Norozi, Akram Mansouri, Kourosh Sayehmiri
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of diabetes, impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in Iranian patients with thalassemia major. METHODS: The current study has been conducted based on PRISMA guideline. To obtain the documents, Persian and English scientific databases such as Magiran, Iranmedex, SID, Medlib, IranDoc, Scopus, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Cochrane, Web of Science, Springer, Wiley Online Library as well as Google Scholar were searched until December 2015...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495197/randomized-allopurinol-controlled-trial-of-the-effects-of-dietary-nucleotides-and-active-hexose-correlated-compound-in-the-treatment-of-canine-leishmaniosis
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Sergi Segarra, Guadalupe Miró, Ana Montoya, Luis Pardo-Marín, Noemí Boqué, Lluis Ferrer, José Cerón
First-line treatment for canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is N-methylglucamine antimoniate (MGA) combined with allopurinol. However, in some dogs allopurinol may induce hyperxanthinuria leading to urolithiasis. Moreover, allopurinol resistance has recently been described in Leishmania infantum isolates from treated dogs with a relapse of the disease. Alternative treatments are thus needed. Since the type of host immune response strongly influences CanL progression and prognosis, dogs could benefit from treatments targeted at modulating such response, such as nucleotides and active hexose correlated compound (AHCC)...
May 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494877/prevalence-of-malignant-hyperthermia-diagnosis-in-hospital-discharge-records-in-california-florida-new-york-and-wisconsin
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Zhen Lu, Henry Rosenberg, Guohua Li
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare yet potentially fatal pharmacogenetic disorder triggered by exposure to inhalational anesthetics and the depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent succinylcholine. Epidemiologic data on the geographic variation in MH prevalence is scant. The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence of recorded MH diagnosis in patients discharged from hospitals in four states in the United States. DESIGN: Observational study...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484357/induced-abortion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Saeed Dastgiri, Maryam Yoosefian, Mehraveh Garjani, Leila R Kalankesh
BACKGROUND: Induced abortion accounts for 1 in 8 of approximately 600000 maternal deaths that occur annually worldwide. Induced abortion rate can be considered as one of the indicators for assessing availability of the appropriate reproductive health plans for women and identifying needs for appropriate related health policies and programs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Researchers searched Pubmed, Google Scholar, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, Cochrane, Iranian Scientific Information Database (SID), Iranian biomedical journals (Iranmedex), and Iranian Research Institute of Information and Documentation (Irandoc) between January 2000 and June 2013, which reported induced abortion...
March 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480598/further-evidence-on-the-system-wide-effects-of-the-hospital-readmissions-reduction-program
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Berna Demiralp, Fang He, Lane Koenig
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential spillover effects of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) on readmissions for nontargeted conditions and patient populations. We examine HRRP effects on nontargeted conditions separately and on non-Medicare populations in Florida and California. DATA SOURCES: From 2007-2013, 100 percent Medicare inpatient claims data, 2007-2013 State Inpatient Database (SID) for Florida, and 2007-2011 SID for California. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted an interrupted time series analysis to estimate the change in 30-day all-cause unplanned readmission trends after the start of HRRP using logistic regression...
May 8, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476128/impact-on-hospital-ranking-of-basing-readmission-measures-on-a-composite-endpoint-of-death-or-readmission-versus-readmissions-alone
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Laurent G Glance, Yue Li, Andrew W Dick
BACKGROUND: Readmission penalties are central to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) efforts to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care spending. However, many clinicians believe that readmission metrics may unfairly penalize low-mortality hospitals because mortality and readmission are competing risks. The objective of this study is to compare hospital ranking based on a composite outcome of death or readmission versus readmission alone. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of 344,565 admissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), or pneumoniae (PNEU) using population-based data from the New York State Inpatient Database (NY SID) between 2011 and 2013...
May 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474359/the-hcup-sid-imputation-project-improving-statistical-inferences-for-health-disparities-research-by-imputing-missing-race-data
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Yan Ma, Wei Zhang, Stephen Lyman, Yihe Huang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the most appropriate imputation method for missing data in the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) and assess the impact of different missing data methods on racial disparities research. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: HCUP SID. STUDY DESIGN: A novel simulation study compared four imputation methods (random draw, hot deck, joint multiple imputation [MI], conditional MI) for missing values for multiple variables, including race, gender, admission source, median household income, and total charges...
May 4, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469845/effect-of-bacillus-subtilis-and-bacillus-licheniformis-supplementation-in-diets-with-low-and-high-protein-content-on-ileal-crude-protein-and-amino-acid-digestibility-and-intestinal-microbiota-composition-of-growing-pigs
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Chanwit Kaewtapee, Katharina Burbach, Georgina Tomforde, Thomas Hartinger, Amélia Camarinha-Silva, Sonja Heinritz, Jana Seifert, Markus Wiltafsky, Rainer Mosenthin, Pia Rosenfelder-Kuon
BACKGROUND: Bacillus spp. seem to be an alternative to antimicrobial growth promoters for improving animals' health and performance. However, there is little information on the effect of Bacillus spp. in combination with different dietary crude protein (CP) levels on the ileal digestibility and microbiota composition. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the effect of Bacillus spp. supplementation to low- (LP) and high-protein diets (HP) on ileal CP and amino acid (AA) digestibility and intestinal microbiota composition...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467615/management-of-patients-with-malignancies-and-secondary-immunodeficiencies-treated-with-immunoglobulins-in-clinical-practice-long-term-data-of-the-signs-study
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Marcel Reiser, Michael Borte, Dörte Huscher, Ulrich Baumann, David Pittrow, Claudia Sommer, Martin Stangel, Maria Fasshauer, Ralf Gold, Manfred Hensel
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the current management and outcomes of patients with secondary immunodeficiencies (SID) on intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (SC) immune-globulins (IG) as maintenance therapy to prevent infections. METHODS: Non-interventional, prospective study (average follow-up 20.5 months). RESULTS: Of the 307 SID patients (mean age 63.7 ± 14.4 years, 52% males, in 31% IG newly initiated), 95.4% received IV (mean dosing interval 4...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
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