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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727925/investigating-the-relationship-between-social-and-economic-policy-views-firearm-ownership-and-death-by-firearm-in-a-sample-of-suicide-decedents
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Sarah E Butterworth, Claire Houtsma, Joye C Anestis, Michael D Anestis
Extant literature provides evidence for the frequent use and lethality of firearms in suicide and the ability of means safety measures to prevent suicides; however, little evidence exists to provide an understanding of the characteristics that differentiate suicide decedents who die by firearm from those who die by other methods. In this study, we build on prior findings regarding the characteristics of those who die by firearms by examining the relationship between social and economic policy views and both firearm ownership and death by firearm in a sample of 267 American suicide decedents...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727892/end-of-life-experiences-of-family-caregivers-of-deceased-patients-with-cancer-a-nation-wide-survey
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Kayo Hirooka, Hiroyuki Otani, Tatsuya Morita, Tomofumi Miura, Hiroki Fukahori, Maho Aoyama, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Yasuo Shima, Satoru Tsuneto, Mitsunori Miyashita
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was (1) to describe the end-of-life experience of family caregivers of cancer patients, (2) to describe talking about death and dying of the patient to minor children, and (3) to examine the association of family caregivers' experiences by their characteristics and talking about death and dying of the patient. METHODS: A cross-sectional nationwide survey of bereaved family caregivers was conducted. In total, 968 questionnaires were sent to bereaved family caregivers, and 711 were completed and returned...
July 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727486/association-of-physician-orders-for-life-sustaining-treatment-form-use-with-end-of-life-care-quality-metrics-in-patients-with-cancer
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Sandra L Pedraza, Stacey Culp, Mark Knestrick, Evan Falkenstine, Alvin H Moss
PURPOSE: Many patients with advanced cancer receive aggressive treatment near the end of life. The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is an innovation that converts patient preferences into medical orders. We compared the end-of-life care of patients with advanced cancer who had completed POLST forms with that of patients who had advance directives (ADs). METHODS: We studied 2,159 West Virginians with ADs and/or POLST forms in the West Virginia e-Directive Registry who died as a result of cancer between January 2011 and February 2016...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727277/high-dose-palliative-radiotherapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Farshad Foroudi, Jennifer G Smith, Faye Putt, Morikatsu Wada
INTRODUCTION: High-dose radiotherapy to the hemithorax for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma is a controversial treatment. Between 2003 and 2013 our institution had a policy of giving hemithoracic radiotherapy to at least 45 Gy. This retrospective study reports survival, progression and toxicity associated with this policy. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with pleural mesothelioma were irradiated with doses of 45-60 Gy. Conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) to the lower hemithorax was used for 17 and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to the whole hemithorax for 54 patients...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727127/the-assessment-of-overall-survival-os-after-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-malignant-endometrial-cancer-in-poland
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Zbigniew Teter, Andrzej Śliwczyński, Melania Brzozowska, Marcin Świerkowski, Andrzej Jacyna, Jarosław Pinkas, Aleksandra Sierocka, Michał Marczak, Anna Dańska-Bidzińska, Mariusz Bidziński, Waldemar Wierzba
OBJECTIVES: In 2013 malignant endometrial cancers have amounted to 7.3% of all cancers diagnosed among women in the report by the Polish National Cancer Registry Raw prevalence rate amounted to 28.7, whereas standardised prevalence rate 15.6 per 100 000 population. Among the causes of death, these cancers amounted to 3% and were ranked ninth on the list of the most common causes of oncologic mortality of women. In the year 2013 a total of 1243 women died of malignant endometrial cancers...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726980/interdependence-between-osteoprotegerin-and-active-von-willebrand-factor-in-long-term-cardiovascular-mortality-prediction-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jolanta Siller-Matula, Irene M Lang, Christian Schoergenhofer, Mark Roest, Bernd Jilma
The interdependence of the predictive accuracy of serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) and von Willebrand factor (vWF) levels for long-term cardiovascular outcomes has not been investigated so far. This was a prospective observational cohort study in 361 patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Baseline levels of OPG, vWF, active vWF (act vWF) and ristocetin cofactor activity (vWF:RICO) were measured. Cardiovascular mortality was recorded over a median of five years...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726665/-about-the-role-of-digestive-tract-decompression-in-patients-with-acute-bowel-obstruction-mistakes-complications-and-their-prevention
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V Benedykt
The purpose of the work is improvement in treatment of patients with acute small bowel obstruction by justification for gastrointestinal decompression and different methods of small intestine intubation for effective evacuation of itscontents. We conducted morphological and morphometric study of the small intestine in 53 white rats. It was established that acute small bowel obstruction causes expansion of all parts of small bowel microvasculature with significant lesions of venous structures. We revealed thinning of intestinal muscular layer 2...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726475/perceived-physical-activity-and-mortality-evidence-from-three-nationally-representative-u-s-samples
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Octavia H Zahrt, Alia J Crum
OBJECTIVE: This research sought to examine the relationship of individuals' perceptions about their level of physical activity with mortality outcomes at the population level. METHOD: This study used 3 nationally representative samples with a total sample size of 61,141 U.S. adults (weighted N = 476 million). Data from the 1990 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the 1999-2002/2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were linked to prospective National Death Index mortality data through 2011, yielding follow-up periods of up to 21 years...
July 20, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725577/standards-for-mri-reporting-the-evolution-to-pi-rads-v-2-0
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Michael Spektor, Mahan Mathur, Jeffrey C Weinreb
Prostate cancer (PCa) remains a leading cause of death in the United States, but the vast majority of men diagnosed with PCa will die from other causes. While historically the capability of assessing the risk of life-threatening versus indolent PCa has relied heavily on serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) has emerged as the leading tool for detection and characterization of clinically significant PCa. However, wide variations and lack of standardization of mpMRI data acquisition, interpretation, and reporting have hampered its progress...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725166/tuberculosis-and-hiv-are-the-leading-causes-of-adult-death-in-northwest-ethiopia-evidence-from-verbal-autopsy-data-of-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-2007-2013
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Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tadesse Awoke, Mezgebu Yitayal, Solomon Mekonnen, Mamo Wubshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Yihunie Lakew, Kassahun Alemu
BACKGROUND: Reliable data on causes of death form the basis for building evidence on health policy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In Ethiopia, the majority of deaths occur at home and civil registration systems are not yet functional. The main objective of verbal autopsy (VA) is to describe the causes of death at the community or population level where civil registration and death certification systems are weak and where most people die at home without having had contact with the health system...
2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724691/drought-induced-starvation-of-aardvarks-in-the-kalahari-an-indirect-effect-of-climate-change
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Benjamin Rey, Andrea Fuller, Duncan Mitchell, Leith C R Meyer, Robyn S Hetem
Aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) are elusive burrowing mammals, predominantly nocturnal and distributed widely throughout Africa except for arid deserts. Their survival may be threatened by climate change via direct and indirect effects of increasing heat and aridity. To measure their current physiological plasticity, we implanted biologgers into six adult aardvarks resident in the semi-arid Kalahari. Following a particularly dry and hot summer, five of the study aardvarks and 11 other aardvarks at the study site died...
July 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723800/effects-of-somatostatin-octreotide-treatment-in-neonates-with-congenital-chylothorax
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Rong Yin, Rong Zhang, Jin Wang, Lin Yuan, Liyuan Hu, Siyuan Jiang, Chao Chen, Yun Cao
The influence of somatostatin/octreotide treatment on outcomes of neonates with congenital chylothorax remains controversial. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with somatostatin/octreotide therapy in neonates with this very rare disease.Fourteen neonates with congenital chylothorax who were treated with somatostatin (3.5-7 μg/kg/h, before 2016) or octreotide (1-6 μg/kg/h, after January 2016), along with traditional management between 2013 and 2016, were retrospectively reviewed in this observational study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723589/types-of-objects-in-the-sleep-environment-associated-with-infant-suffocation-and-strangulation
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Christopher E Gaw, Thitphalak Chounthirath, Jonathan Midgett, Kyran Quinlan, Gary A Smith
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the circumstances of death and types and roles of objects present in the sleep environment at the time of death for infants who died from suffocation or strangulation during sleep. METHODS: This study analyzed 1,736 reported incidents of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) of infants younger than one year of age. These fatalities occurred from 2000 through 2012 and were reported to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission...
July 16, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723495/surgical-management-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-recurrent-venous-tumor-thrombus-after-prior-nephrectomy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
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William P Parker, Stephen A Boorjian, Harras B Zaid, John C Cheville, Bradley C Leibovich, R Houston Thompson
BACKGROUND: While the management of a venous tumor thrombus in renal cell carcinoma is well described, there is a paucity of evidence to guide care in patients who recur within the vena cava. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with patients presenting with recurrent venous tumor thrombi after prior radical nephrectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review of 16 patients from 1970 to 2013 with a history of renal cell carcinoma treated surgically for a recurrent tumor thrombus unrelated to a new renal tumor...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723492/validation-of-gene-expression-signatures-to-identify-low-risk-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-at-higher-risk-for-disease-related-death
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Mansi Parasramka, Daniel J Serie, Yan W Asmann, Jeanette E Eckel-Passow, Erik P Castle, Melissa L Stanton, Brad C Leibovich, Robert Houston Thompson, E Aubrey Thompson, Alexander S Parker, Thai H Ho, Richard W Joseph
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5-10% of patients with "low-risk" clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), as stratified by externally validated clinicopathologic prognostic algorithms, eventually have disease relapse and die. Improving prognostic algorithms for these low-risk patients could help to provide improved individualized surveillance recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To identify genes that are differentially expressed in patients with low-risk ccRCC who did and did not die of their disease...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723333/enhanced-prophylaxis-plus-antiretroviral-therapy-for-advanced-hiv-infection-in-africa
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James Hakim, Victor Musiime, Alex J Szubert, Jane Mallewa, Abraham Siika, Clara Agutu, Simon Walker, Sarah L Pett, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Abbas Lugemwa, Symon Kaunda, Mercy Karoney, Godfrey Musoro, Sheila Kabahenda, Kusum Nathoo, Kathryn Maitland, Anna Griffiths, Margaret J Thomason, Cissy Kityo, Peter Mugyenyi, Andrew J Prendergast, A Sarah Walker, Diana M Gibb
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, among patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the rate of death from infection (including tuberculosis and cryptococcus) shortly after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is approximately 10%. METHODS: In this factorial open-label trial conducted in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Kenya, we enrolled HIV-infected adults and children 5 years of age or older who had not received previous ART and were starting ART with a CD4+ count of fewer than 100 cells per cubic millimeter...
July 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721343/upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-causes-characteristics-and-factors-associated-with-need-for-endoscopic-therapeutic-intervention
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Syed Mudassir Laeeq, Abbas Ali Tasneem, Farina M Hanif, Nasir Hassan Luck, Rajesh Mandhwani, Rajesh Wadhva
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is increased among the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. The aim of the current study was to describe the causes and characteristics of UGIB in ESRD patients at our center and to assess the need for endoscopic therapeutic intervention (ETI) using Rockall (RS) and Glasgow Blatchford scores (GBS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients with ESRD and UGIB with age ≥14 years were included...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721027/frequency-of-frailty-and-its-association-with-cognitive-status-and-survival-in-older-chileans
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Cecilia Albala, Lydia Lera, Hugo Sanchez, Barbara Angel, Carlos Márquez, Patricia Arroyo, Patricio Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Age-associated brain physiologic decline and reduced mobility are key elements of increased age-associated vulnerability. OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency of frailty phenotype and its association with mental health and survival in older Chileans. METHODS: Follow-up of ALEXANDROS cohorts designed to study disability associated with obesity in community-dwelling people 60 years and older living in Santiago, Chile. At baseline, 2,098 (67% women) of 2,372 participants were identified as having the frailty phenotype: weak handgrip dynamometry, unintentional weight loss, fatigue/exhaustion, five chair-stands/slow walking speed and difficulty walking (low physical activity)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720173/simultaneous-determination-of-first-line-4-fdc-antituberculosis-drugs-by-uhplc-uv-and-hplc-uv-a-comparative-study
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Pedro H C Franco, Paula R Chellini, Marcone A L Oliveira, Gerson A Pianetti
Tuberculosis is the second most deadly infectious disease, surpassed only by HIV/AIDS, and has resulted in over 1 billion deaths in the last 200 years. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2014, 9.6 million people were infected by this disease and 1.5 million had died. First-choice treatment consists of fixed-dose combination tablets containing rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol hydrochloride (4-FDC). There are pharmacopeial protocols available to test 4-FDC, but they are prolonged, two-step methods...
July 1, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720019/fersko-weiss-h-2017-caring-for-the-dying-the-doula-approach-to-a-meaningful-death-fersko-weiss-h-2017-caring-for-the-dying-the-doula-approach-to-a-meaningful-death-newburyport-ma-conari-press-222-pp-24-95-hardback-isbn-9781573246965
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