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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346522/serious-fall-injury-history-and-adverse-health-outcomes-after-initiating-hemodialysis-among-older-u-s-adults
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C Barrett Bowling, Rasheeda Hall, Anjali Khakharia, Harold A Franch, Laura C Plantinga
Background: Although older adults with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at higher risk for falls, the prognostic significance of a serious fall injury prior to dialysis initiation has not been well described in the end-stage renal disease population. Methods: We examined the association between a serious fall injury in the year prior to starting hemodialysis and adverse health outcomes in the year following dialysis initiation using a retrospective cohort study of U...
January 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346409/prediction-of-absolute-risk-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-following-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Catherine Lee, Sebastien Haneuse, Hai-Lin Wang, Sherri Rose, Stephen R Spellman, Michael Verneris, Katharine C Hsu, Katharina Fleischhauer, Stephanie J Lee, Reza Abdi
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is the treatment of choice for a variety of hematologic malignancies and disorders. Unfortunately, acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a frequent complication of HCT. While substantial research has identified clinical, genetic and proteomic risk factors for acute GVHD, few studies have sought to develop risk prediction tools that quantify absolute risk. Such tools would be useful for: optimizing donor selection; guiding GVHD prophylaxis, post-transplant treatment and monitoring strategies; and, recruitment of patients into clinical trials...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346407/relaxin-reverses-inflammatory-and-immune-signals-in-aged-hearts
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Brian Martin, Beth Ann Gabris-Weber, Rajiv Reddy, Guillermo Romero, Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: 'Healthy' aging drives structural and functional changes in the heart including maladaptive electrical remodeling, fibrosis and inflammation, which lower the threshold for cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite mixed results in recent clinical trials, Relaxin-therapy for 2-days could reduce mortality by 37% at 180-days post-treatment, in patients with acute decompensated HF. Relaxin's short life-span (hours) but long-lasting protective actions led us to test the hypothesis that relaxin acts at a genomic level to reverse maladaptive remodeling in aging and HF...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346239/factors-associated-with-development-of-dissociated-optic-nerve-fiber-layer-appearance-in-the-pioneer-intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Anne P Runkle, Sunil K Srivastava, Alex Yuan, Peter K Kaiser, Rishi P Singh, Jamie L Reese, Justis P Ehlers
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship of dissociated optic nerve fiber layer (DONFL) and intraoperative membrane-peeling dynamics as visualized using intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT), and to evaluate the functional implications of DONFL. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of eyes undergoing membrane peeling for vitreomacular interface disorders in the prospective PIONEER intraoperative OCT study. Retinal layer measurements in preincision and postpeel intraoperative OCT images were obtained...
January 16, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345403/improving-patient-adherence-to-secondary-prevention-medications-6-months-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-observational-cohort-study
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D B Brieger, C Chow, J Gullick, K Hyun, M D'Souza, T Briffa
BACKGROUND: Most patients are recommended secondary prevention pharmacotherapies following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). AIMS: To identify predictors of adherence at 6 months and strategies to improve adherence to these therapies. Design and methods Patients in the CONCORDANCE registry who were discharged on evidence-based medications were stratified into those receiving ≥75% ('adherent') or <75% ('non-adherent') of indicated medications at 6 months. Baseline characteristics, hospital and post-discharge care were compared between groups...
January 18, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345306/hypoalbuminaemia-segregates-different-prognostic-subgroups-within-the-refined-standard-risk-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-score
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Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Kyle Sheets, Ambuj Kumar, Hemant S Murthy, Taiga Nishihori, Athanasios Tsalatsanis, Alain Mina, John Mathews, Ernesto Ayala, Julio Chavez, Lia E Perez, Brian C Betts, Claudio Anasetti, Joseph Pidala
Hypoalbuminaemia has been previously described to predict worse non-relapse mortality (NRM) and inferior overall survival (OS) in allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplant (allo-HCT) recipients. Here, we evaluate the role of hypoalbuminaemia (<35 g/l) at time of onset of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) when incorporated into the refined aGVHD score. The study population consisted of 522 patients, median age 53 (18-75) years, who underwent an allo-HCT mostly for haematological malignancies. Standard risk (SR) aGVHD comprised 467 patients (89%) and the number of high risk (HR) cases was 55 (11%)...
January 18, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345066/protease-activated-receptor-2-is-necessary-for-neutrophil-chemorepulsion-induced-by-trypsin-tryptase-or-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv
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Michael J V White, Luis E Chinea, Darrell Pilling, Richard H Gomer
Compared to neutrophil chemoattractants, relatively little is known about the mechanism neutrophils use to respond to chemorepellents. We previously found that the soluble extracellular protein dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) is a neutrophil chemorepellent. In this report, we show that an inhibitor of the protease activated receptor 2 (PAR2) blocks DPPIV-induced human neutrophil chemorepulsion, and that PAR2 agonists such as trypsin, tryptase, 2f-LIGRL, SLIGKV, and AC55541 induce human neutrophil chemorepulsion...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344786/colonoscopy-induced-acute-diverticulitis-myth-or-reality
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Emre Gorgun, Ozgen Isik, Ipek Sapci, Erman Aytac, Maher A Abbas, Gokhan Ozuner, James Church, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy in patients with diverticulosis can be technically challenging and limited data exist relating to the risk of post-colonoscopy diverticulitis. Our aim was to evaluate the incidence, management, and outcomes of acute diverticulitis following colonoscopy. METHODS: Study design is retrospective cohort study. Data were gathered by conducting an automated search of the electronic patient database using current procedural terminology and ICD-9 codes...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344729/sodium-bicarbonate-supplementation-improves-severe-intensity-intermittent-exercise-under-moderate-acute-hypoxic-conditions
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Sanjoy K Deb, Lewis A Gough, S Andy Sparks, Lars R McNaughton
Acute moderate hypoxic exposure can substantially impair exercise performance, which occurs with a concurrent exacerbated rise in hydrogen cation (H+) production. The purpose of this study was therefore, to alleviate this acidic stress through sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) supplementation and determine the corresponding effects on severe-intensity intermittent exercise performance. Eleven recreationally active individuals participated in this randomised, double-blind, crossover study performed under acute normobaric hypoxic conditions (FiO2% = 14...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344690/-globalization-challenges-in-abdominal-surgery-for-migrants-and-refugees
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T J Wilhelm, S Post
The increasing number of refugees, migrants and international travelers influences the surgical spectrum of abdominal diseases. The aim of this review is to familiarize surgeons with specific diseases which are endemic in the patients' countries of origin and are likely to be diagnosed with increasing incidence in Germany. Low levels of hygiene in the countries of origin or refugee camps is associated with a high incidence of numerous infections, such as helminth infections, typhoid fever or amoebiasis, which if untreated can cause surgical emergencies...
January 17, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344689/early-versus-late-tracheostomy-in-trauma-patients-a-propensity-matched-cohort-study-of-5-years-data-at-a-single-institution-in-korea
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Byung Hee Kang, Jayun Cho, John Cook-Jong Lee, Kyoungwon Jung
BACKGROUND: Although there have been many studies dealing with tracheostomy timing in trauma patients, the optimal timing is still being debated. This study aimed to compare outcomes between early tracheostomy (ET) and late tracheostomy (LT) in trauma populations to estimate the optimal timing of tracheostomy after intubation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the 5 years' data of trauma patients who underwent tracheostomy during their acute intensive care unit (ICU) stay...
January 17, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344661/plasma-levels-of-microrna-21-126-and-423-5p-alter-during-clinical-improvement-and-are-associated-with-the-prognosis-of-acute-heart-failure
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Stéfanie Ingrid Dos Reis Schneider, Daiane Silvello, Nidiane Carla Martinelli, Arthur Garbin, Andréia Biolo, Nadine Clausell, Michael Andrades, Kátia Gonçalves Dos Santos, Luís Eduardo Rohde
MicroRNAs are associated with myocardial damage and heart failure (HF). The present study investigated whether the plasma levels of microRNA (miR)‑21, ‑126 and ‑423‑5p alter according to the (de)compensated state of patients with HF and are associated with all‑cause mortality. In 48 patients with HF admitted to the emergency room for an episode of acute decompensation, blood samples were collected to measure miR and B‑type natriuretic peptide levels within 24 h of hospital admission, at the time of hospital discharge, and a number of weeks post‑discharge (chronic stable compensated state)...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344358/the-global-problem-of-childhood-diarrhoeal-diseases-emerging-strategies-in-prevention-and-management
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Margaret Mokomane, Ishmael Kasvosve, Emilia de Melo, Jeffrey M Pernica, David M Goldfarb
Acute diarrhoeal diseases remain a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality particularly among young children in resource-limited countries. Recent large studies utilizing case-control design, prospective sampling and more sensitive and broad diagnostic techniques have shed light on particular pathogens of importance and highlighted the previously under recognized impact of these infections on post-acute illness mortality and growth. Vaccination, particularly against rotavirus, has emerged as a key effective means of preventing significant morbidity and mortality from childhood diarrhoeal disease...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344315/a-topical-anti-inflammatory-healing-regimen-utilizing-conjugated-linolenic-acid-for-use-post-ablative-laser-resurfacing-of-the-face-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Douglas C Wu, Mitchel P Goldman
Background: Fractionated, ablative lasers are usually associated with post-treatment erythema, edema, and crusting, which can last from 5 to 14 days. Conjugated linolenic acid, an omega-5 fatty acid, has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been shown to stimulate keratinocyte proliferation and epidermal regeneration. By modulating the early inflammatory milieu and directly affecting skin structure and function, conjugated linolenic acid might therefore shorten downtime following fractionated ablative laser resurfacing of the face...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343962/functioning-outcomes-with-adjunctive-treatments-for-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-studies
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Emmanuelle Weiller, Catherine Weiss, Christopher P Watling, Christopher Edge, Mary Hobart, Hans Eriksson, Maurizio Fava
Objective: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with inadequate response to antidepressant treatment (ADT) may suffer a prolonged loss of functioning. This review aimed to determine if self-rated functional measures are informative in randomized placebo-controlled studies of adjunctive therapy in patients with MDD and inadequate response to ADT. Methods: This was a systematic literature review of articles in any language from the MEDLINE database published between January 1990 and March 2017...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343960/changes-of-serum-uric-acid-and-total-bilirubin-in-elderly-patients-with-major-postischemic-stroke-depression
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Jie Gao, Wei Xu, Kun Han, Lu Zhu, Lili Gao, Xiuli Shang
Background: This was a longitudinal study which investigated the relationship between serum uric acid (SUA) and total bilirubin (Tbil) upon admission in elderly stroke patients and the occurrence of postischemic stroke depression (IPSD) at 3, 6, and 9 months of post-stroke follow-up. Subjects and methods: Data were analyzed for 525 acute ischemic stroke patients. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores >17 and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) were used separately to screen and diagnose IPSD at 3, 6, and 9 months post-stroke...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343575/high-resolution-sequencing-of-viral-populations-during-early-siv-infection-reveals-evolutionary-strategies-for-rapid-escape-from-emerging-env-specific-antibody-responses
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Sergio Ita, Alison K Hill, Evan C Lam, Fay J Dufort, Xiao Yang, Ruchi Newman, Sivan Leviyang, Ismael B Fofana, Welkin E Johnson
Primate lentiviruses, including the human and simian immunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV), produce infections marked by persistent, ongoing viral replication. This occurs despite the presence of virus-specific adaptive immune responses, including antibodies targeting the viral envelope glycoprotein (Env), and evolution of antibody-escape variants is a well-documented feature of lentiviral infection. Here, we examined the evolutionary dynamics of the SIV env gene during early infection (≤ 29 weeks post-infection) in a cohort of four SIVmac251-infected rhesus macaques...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343183/the-acute-angiogenic-signalling-response-to-low-load-resistance-exercise-with-blood-flow-restriction
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Richard A Ferguson, Julie E A Hunt, Mark P Lewis, Neil R W Martin, Darren J Player, Carolin Stangier, Conor W Taylor, Mark C Turner
This study investigated protein kinase activation and gene expression of angiogenic factors in response to low-load resistance exercise with or without blood flow restriction (BFR). In a repeated measures cross-over design, six males performed four sets of bilateral knee extension exercise at 20% 1RM (reps per set = 30:15:15:continued to fatigue) with BFR (110 mmHg) and without (CON). Muscle biopsies were obtained from the vastus lateralis before, 2 and 4 h post-exercise. mRNA expression was determined using real-time RT-PCR...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343110/can-the-physical-environment-itself-influence-neurological-patient-activity
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Michelle M Shannon, Marie Elf, Leonid Churilov, John Olver, Alan Pert, Julie Bernhardt
PURPOSE: To evaluate if a changed physical environment following redesign of a hospital ward influenced neurological patient physical and social activity. METHODS: A "before and after" observational design was used that included 17 acute neurological patients pre-move (median age 77 (IQR 69-85) years Ward A and 20 post-move (median age 70 (IQR 57-81) years Ward B. Observations occurred for 1 day from 08.00-17.00 using Behavioral Mapping of patient physical and social activity, and location of that activity...
January 17, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342870/biomarkers-of-progression-after-hiv-acute-early-infection-nothing-compares-to-cd4%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cell-count
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Gabriela Turk, Yanina Ghiglione, Macarena Hormanstorfer, Natalia Laufer, Romina Coloccini, Jimena Salido, César Trifone, María Julia Ruiz, Juliana Falivene, María Pía Holgado, María Paula Caruso, María Inés Figueroa, Horacio Salomón, Luis D Giavedoni, María de Los Ángeles Pando, María Magdalena Gherardi, Roberto Daniel Rabinovich, Pedro A Pury, Omar Sued
Progression of HIV infection is variable among individuals, and definition disease progression biomarkers is still needed. Here, we aimed to categorize the predictive potential of several variables using feature selection methods and decision trees. A total of seventy-five treatment-naïve subjects were enrolled during acute/early HIV infection. CD4⁺ T-cell counts (CD4TC) and viral load (VL) levels were determined at enrollment and for one year. Immune activation, HIV-specific immune response, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) genotypes, and plasma levels of 39 cytokines were determined...
January 13, 2018: Viruses
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