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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108546/automatic-health-record-review-to-help-prioritize-gravely-ill-social-security-disability-applicants
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Kenneth Abbott, Yen-Yi Ho, Jennifer Erickson
OBJECTIVE: Every year, thousands of patients die waiting for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Some qualify for expedited service under the Compassionate Allowance (CAL) initiative, but CAL software focuses exclusively on information from a single form field. This paper describes the development of a supplemental process for identifying some overlooked but gravely ill applicants, through automatic annotation of health records accompanying new claims. We explore improved prioritization instead of fully autonomous claims approval...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108525/back-to-the-roots-of-regulated-necrosis
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Vladimir Todorov, Andreas Linkermann
In recent years, our knowledge of how cells die by regulated pathways of necrosis has increased tremendously. In this issue, Distéfano et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201605110) provide yet another milestone in our understanding of regulated necrosis as they identify a ferroptosis-like cell death in Arabidopsis thaliana.
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108466/post-glucose-load-measures-of-insulin-resistance-and-prognosis-of-nondiabetic-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Yuesong Pan, Jing Jing, Weiqi Chen, Huaguang Zheng, Qian Jia, Donghua Mi, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Chunxue Wang, Herbert Y Gaisano, Yan He, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events in the general population. This study aimed to estimate the association between post-glucose load measures of insulin resistance and prognosis of nondiabetic patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were derived from the ACROSS-China (Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients with Acute Stroke across China) registry. Patients with ischemic stroke without a history of diabetes mellitus were included...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107888/anxiety-and-anger-immediately-prior-to-myocardial-infarction-and-long-term-mortality-characteristics-of-high-risk-patients
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Loes Smeijers, Elizabeth Mostofsky, Geoffrey H Tofler, James E Muller, Willem J Kop, Murray A Mittleman
OBJECTIVE: Acute high levels of anger and anxiety are associated with an elevated risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in the following two hours. MIs preceded by these acute negative emotions may also have a poor long-term prognosis, but information about high-risk patients is lacking. We examined whether young age and female sex are associated with MIs that are preceded by negative emotions and whether age and sex moderate the subsequent increased mortality risk following MI preceded by negative emotions...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107875/risk-factors-associated-with-the-different-categories-of-piglet-perinatal-mortality-in-french-farms
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F Pandolfi, S A Edwards, F Robert, I Kyriazakis
We aimed to identify mortality patterns and to establish risk factors associated with different categories of piglet perinatal mortality in French farms. At farm level, the analyses were performed on data from 146 farms that experienced perinatal mortality problems. At piglet level, the analyses were performed on data from 155 farms (7761 piglets). All data were collected over a period of 10 years (2004-14) by a consulting company, using a non-probability sampling at farm level and a random sampling at sow level...
February 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107226/evaluation-of-a-predictive-staging-model-for-hiv-associated-kaposi-sarcoma-in-uganda
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Fred Okuku, Elizabeth M Krantz, James Kafeero, Moses R Kamya, Jackson Orem, Corey Casper, Warren Phipps
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is commonly staged using the AIDS Clinical Trials Group criteria, which classify 3 variables-- tumor extent (T), immune status (I), and systemic symptoms (S) - into good risk (0) and poor risk (1). Although validated in the US and Europe, these criteria have not been systematically evaluated in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the burden of KS is greatest. METHODS: We reviewed medical charts of adult patients with HIV-associated KS seen at the Uganda Cancer Institute from 1992-2007...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107168/the-natriuretic-peptide-mr-proanp-predicts-all-cause-mortality-and-adverse-outcome-in-community-patients-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Jonas Odermatt, Lara Hersberger, Rebekka Bolliger, Lena Graedel, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Matthias Briel, Heiner C Bucher, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: The precursor peptide of atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) has a physiological role in fluid homeostasis and is associated with mortality and adverse clinical outcomes in heart failure patients. Little is known about the prognostic potential of this peptide for long-term mortality prediction in community-dwelling patients. We evaluated associations of MR-proANP levels with 10-year all-cause mortality in patients visiting their general practitioner for a respiratory tract infection...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106684/sudden-death-due-to-unusual-complication-of-takayasu-arteritis-an-autopsy-case
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Maher Jedidi, Youssef Chkirbene, Nihed Abdessayed, Tasnim Masmoudi, Mohamed Mahjoub, Souheil Mlayeh, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Mohamed Kamel Souguir, Mohamed Taher Yacoubi
Takayasu arteritis is an uncommon inflammatory disease with usually a good prognosis. However, sometimes, the evolution can be fatal essentially by a coronary arteries involvement. We present a case of a 19-year-old woman who died suddenly from cardiogenic shock complicating an unknown Takayasu arteritis.At the autopsy, the aorta showed a significant thickening of the wall. The coronary arteries were slightly thickened and did not show any occlusion. Microscopic examination of the aorta showed an abundant granulomatous and a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106540/detection-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-using-a-2-deoxy-d-glucose-functionalized-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Xiu-Hong Shan, Peng Wang, Fei Xiong, Hao-Yue Lu, Hui Hu
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the most common type of female cancer worldwide and represents 14% of cancer-related deaths in women. Early detection is the most important factor for treatment and prognosis of breast cancer. In most countries, the women are currently screened with mammography only. Even though there has been considerable progress in the detection, surgical therapy, hormonal and target therapy of breast cancer, there are about ∼ 3500 000 women who die from breast cancer each year...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105975/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 infectiousdisease, surpassed only by HIV/AIDS, and hasresulted in over 1 billion deaths in the last200 years. The World Health Organization estimatesthat in 2014, 9.6 million people were infected bythis disease and 1.5 million had died. First-choicetreatment consists of fixed-dose combinationtablets containing rifampicin, isoniazid,pyrazinamide, and ethambutol hydrochloride(4-FDC). There are pharmacopeial protocolsavailable to test 4-FDC, but they are prolonged,two-step methods...
January 19, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104790/contemporary-management-of-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-hospital-and-1-year-follow-up-findings-from-the-esc-ehra-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-long-term-registry
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Elena Arbelo, Josep Brugada, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Cécile Laroche, Josef Kautzner, Evgeny Pokushalov, Pekka Raatikainen, Michael Efremidis, Gerhard Hindricks, Alberto Barrera, Aldo Maggioni, Luigi Tavazzi, Nikolaos Dagres
AIMS: The ESC-EHRA Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Long-Term registry is a prospective, multinational study that aims at providing an accurate picture of contemporary real-world ablation for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and its outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 104 centres in 27 European countries participated and were asked to enrol 20-50 consecutive patients scheduled for first and re-do AFib ablation. Pre-procedural, procedural and 1-year follow-up data were captured on a web-based electronic case record form...
January 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104546/dying-in-intensive-care-units-of-india-commentaries-on-policies-and-position-papers-on-palliative-and-end-of-life-care
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Jaydeep Sengupta, Suhita Chopra Chatterjee
PURPOSE: This study critically examines the available policy guidelines on integration of palliative and end-of-life care in Indian intensive care units to appraise their congruence with Indian reality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six position statements and guidelines issued by the Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine and the Indian Association of Palliative Care from 2005 till 2015 were examined. The present study reflects upon the recommendations suggested by these texts...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103908/prevalence-and-determinants-of-acute-diarrhea-among-children-younger-than-five-years-old-in-jabithennan-district-northwest-ethiopia-2014
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Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh, Kassawmar Andargie, Molalign Tarekegn
BACKGROUND: Despite the global decline in death rates of children younger than five years old, the risk of a child dying before turning five years of age remains highest in the WHO African Region. The problem of child death in Ethiopia is worse, with an Ethiopian child being 30 times more likely to die by his/her fifth birthday than a child in Western Europe. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with diarrhea among children younger than five years old...
January 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103735/comparison-of-transtibial-amputations-in-diabetic-patients-with-and-without-end-stage-renal-disease
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Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Frank A Gottschalk, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this retrospective study was to report on a consecutive series of 102 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) who underwent transtibial amputation (TTA) for chronic infections and nonreconstructable lower extremity deformities. A secondary aim was to compare the outcomes of TTA patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis (ESRD) to patients without ESRD, and to identify risk factors for mortality after TTA. METHODS: This cohort involved a consecutive series of patients who were treated by a single surgeon...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103711/the-experience-of-hospital-death
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Elise C Carey, Ann M Dose, Katherine M Humeniuk, Yichen C Kuan, Ashley D Hicks, Abigale L Ottenberg, Jon C Tilburt, Barbara Koenig
BACKGROUND: The quality of perimortem care received by patients who died at our hospitals was unknown. OBJECTIVE: To describe the quality of hospital care experienced in the last week of life, as perceived by decedents' families. DESIGN: Telephone survey that included established measures and investigator-developed content. SETTING: Large, tertiary care center known for high-quality, cost-effective care. PARTICIPANTS: Family members of 104 patients who died in-hospital (10% of annual deaths) over the course of 1 year...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101954/task-sharing-with-nurses-to-enhance-access-to-hiv-treatment-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Margaret L McNairy, Jules B Bashi, Hannah Chung, Louise Wemin, Marie-Nicole Akpro Lorng, Hermann Brou, Cyprien Nioble, A Lokossué, Kouame Abo, Delphine Achi, Kiyali Ouattara, Daniel Sess, Pongathie Adama Sanogo, Alexandre Ekra, Virginie Ettiegne-Traore, Conombo J Diabate, Elaine J Abrams, Wafaa M El-Sadr
OBJECTIVE: We report the first national program in Côte d'Ivoire to evaluate the feasibility of nurse-led HIV care as a model of task-sharing with nurses to increase coverage and decentralization of HIV services. METHODS: Twenty-six public HIV facilities implemented either a nurse-with-onsite-physician or a nurse-with-visiting-physician model of HIV task-sharing. Routinely collected patient data were reviewed to analyze patient characteristics of those enrolling in care and initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
January 18, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101676/patterns-of-statin-initiation-and-continuation-in-patients-with-breast-or-colorectal-cancer-towards-end-of-life
#17
Amelia Smith, Laura Murphy, Kathleen Bennett, Thomas I Barron
PURPOSE: Cross-sectional studies show that statins, used in cardiovascular disease prevention, are often discontinued approaching death. Studies investigating associations between statin exposure and cancer outcomes, not accounting for these exposure changes, are prone to reverse causation bias. The aim of this study was to describe longitudinally the changes in statin initiation and continuation prior to death in patients with breast or colorectal cancer, thus establishing an appropriate exposure lag time...
January 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101623/-102-patients-with-suspected-myocarditis-clinical-presentation-diagnostics-therapy-and-prognosis
#18
S Streuber, F Noack, D Stoevesandt, A Schlitt
INTRODUCTION: Myocarditis is a disease which is difficult to diagnose and which includes a risk of the development of dilated cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death. METHODS AND PATIENTS: In this study 102 patients were included from the time period 2003-2013 after diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of myocarditis in the department of internal medicine at the University Hospital Halle (Saale). RESULTS: Of the study participants 77.5% were male and the average age was 35...
January 18, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100381/-trend-of-mortality-of-congenital-malformation-in-children-aged-5-years-in-beijing-2006-2015
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J Wang, D Y Li, W X Zhang, Y C Li, J Wang
Objective: To investigate the change in mortality of congenital malformation in children aged <5 years in Beijing from 2006 to 2015. Methods: Using the death surveillance data in children aged <5 years in Beijing from 2006 to 2015, which was collected from the real-time surveillance network, we calculated the area and age distributions of the mortality of congenital malformation in children aged <5 years in Beijing. Meanwhile, the variations of age, time and space in the causes of deaths were discussed...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100370/-associations-between-airflow-obstruction-and-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-adults-in-china
#20
F L Lan, J C Li, C Q Yu, Y Guo, Z Bian, Y L Tan, P Pei, J S Chen, Z M Chen, W H Cao, J Lyu, L M Li
Objective: To examine the prospective associations between airflow obstruction and total and cause-specific mortality. Methods: The study was based on China Kadoorie Biobank, in which 199 099 men and 287 895 women aged 30-79 years at baseline survey were included after excluding those with heart disease, stroke and cancer. The Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guideline was used to classify airflow obstruction. Cox regression models were used to estimate adjusted HR and 95%CI. Results: During 3 494 079 person-years of follow-up between 2004 and 2013 (median 7...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
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