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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297003/bystander-defibrillation-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-public-vs-residential-locations
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Steen Møller Hansen, Carolina Malta Hansen, Fredrik Folke, Shahzleen Rajan, Kristian Kragholm, Linda Ejlskov, Gunnar Gislason, Lars Køber, Thomas A Gerds, Søren Hjortshøj, Freddy Lippert, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Mads Wissenberg
Importance: Bystander-delivered defibrillation (hereinafter referred to as bystander defibrillation) of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) remains limited despite the widespread dissemination of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Objective: To examine calendar changes in bystander defibrillation and subsequent survival according to a public or a residential location of the cardiac arrest after nationwide initiatives in Denmark to facilitate bystander-mediated resuscitative efforts, including bystander defibrillation...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282695/combined-laser-photocoagulation-and-anti-vegf-injection-treatment-in-radiation-retinopathy
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K Hurtikova, H Gerding
Background Radiation retinopathy can lead to a considerable reduction in visual acuity. We report 2 cases of radiation retinopathy in which a therapy with combined intravitreal anti-VEGF injection and laser photocoagulation (LPC) was used. Patient History Two 55-year-old women were referred to our clinic with radiation retinopathy, in the first case unilaterally after radiation due to endocrine orbitopathy (P1), in the second case in both eyes after palliative cerebral radiation for metastatic breast cancer (P2)...
March 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255095/acceptability-of-the-cytosponge-procedure-for-detecting-barrett-s-oesophagus-a-qualitative-study
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Madeleine Freeman, Judith Offman, Fiona M Walter, Peter Sasieni, Samuel G Smith
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the acceptability of the Cytosponge, a novel sampling device to detect Barrett's oesophagus (BE), a precursor to oesophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), among people with risk factors for this condition. DESIGN: A qualitative study using semistructured interviews and focus group discussions. Data were explored by three researchers using thematic analysis. SETTING: Community setting in London, UK. PARTICIPANTS: A recruitment company identified 33 adults (17 men, 16 women) aged 50-69 years with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a risk factor for BE...
March 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217860/maternal-dietary-intake-during-pregnancy-and-its-association-to-birth-size-in-rural-malawi-a-cross-sectional-study
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Katrine G Hjertholm, Per Ole Iversen, Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen, Ibrahimu Mdala, Alister Munthali, Kenneth Maleta, Zumin Shi, Elaine Ferguson, Penjani Kamudoni
In low-resource settings, such as rural Malawi, pregnant women are prone to energy and micronutrient deficiencies with the consequence of delivering low-birth weight infants with higher risks of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to examine the association between maternal dietary intakes during pregnancy and infant birth size. Dietary intakes of 203 pregnant women were assessed between 28 and 35 weeks of gestation and their infants' (n = 132) birth size measured. Intakes of energy, macronutrients, and 11 micronutrients were estimated using a 3-day interactive 24-hr diet recall...
February 19, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210089/prevalence-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-a-country-with-a-high-occurrence-of-helicobacter-pylori
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Serhat Bor, Gul Kitapcioglu, Elmas Kasap
AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with additional symptoms, relationship with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) of this country-wide study. METHODS: Data from 3214 adults were obtained with validated questionnaire. Eight hundred and forty-one subjects were randomized to be tested for H. pylori via the urea breath test. "Frequent symptoms" were defined heartburn and/or regurgitation occurring at least weekly. RESULTS: The prevalence of GERD was 22...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192841/6-year-results-of-cnv-secondary-to-pathological-myopia-treated-with-ranibizumab
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L Hefner, H Gerding
Background The current standard treatment of choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia (PM) is intravitreal injection of VEGF antagonists. We now present our 6-year results after treating patients with CNV secondary to PM with ranibizumab. Patients and Methods We retrospectively analysed 15 treatment-naive eyes of 13 patients (10 women, 3 men, mean age 59.2; standard deviation (SD) 11.1; range 41-78 years) with visual impairment related to CNV secondary to PM, who were treated with at least 1 injection of ranibizumab...
February 13, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108026/parity-infertility-oral-contraceptives-and-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-the-risk-of-ovarian-serous-borderline-tumors-a-nationwide-case-control-study
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Emma L Kaderly Rasmussen, Charlotte Gerd Hannibal, Christian Dehlendorff, Louise Baandrup, Jette Junge, Russell Vang, Robert J Kurman, Susanne K Kjaer
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have examined the risk of an ovarian serous borderline tumor (SBT) associated with parity, infertility, oral contraceptives (OCs), or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which was the study aim. METHODS: This nationwide case-control study included all women with an SBT diagnosis in Denmark, 1978-2002. SBTs were confirmed by centralized expert pathology review. For each case, 15 age-matched female controls were randomly selected using risk-set sampling...
March 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008465/five-year-results-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-obesity
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David Nocca, Marcelo Loureiro, El Mehdi Skalli, Marius Nedelcu, Audrey Jaussent, Melanie Deloze, Patrick Lefebvre, Jean Michel Fabre
BACKGROUND: Since 2011, the most used bariatric technique in France has been the sleeve gastrectomy. There are still few studies exploring the medium and long-term results of this technique. OBJECTIVE: To describe medium-long-term (5 years) results of a cohort of CHU Montpellier experience in sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity. METHODS: All patients that underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) from January 2005 to June 2013 were included in this study...
December 23, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957292/the-effect-of-zinc-supplementationon-the-symptoms-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Afshin Shafaghi, Jalal Hasanzadeh, Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Farahnaz Joukar, Maryam Yaseri
BACKGROUND Currently, it has been demonstrated that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most important disorders of the digestive system and the commixture of regular diet has a significant influence on its incidence, symptoms, and prognosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of zinc supplementation, in combination with PPIs(Proton pump inhibitors), on the improvement of GERD symptoms. METHODS In a randomized double blind clinical trial, patients with reflux symptoms, who had obtained Reflux Disease Questionnaire (RDQ) score more than 8, were included and all the demographic features were recorded...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896401/sleeve-gastrectomy-combined-with-the-simplified-hill-repair-in-the-treatment-of-morbid-obesity-and-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-preliminary-results-in-14-patients
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Daniel Gero, Lara Ribeiro-Parenti, Konstantinos Arapis, Jean-Pierre Marmuse
BACKGROUND: Our aim is to report our initial experience with a novel technique which addresses morbid obesity and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) simultaneously by combination of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and simplified laparoscopic Hill repair (sLHR). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of LSG+sLHR patients >5 months postoperatively includes demographics, GERD status, proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use, body mass index (BMI), excess BMI loss (EBMIL), complications and GERD-Health Related Quality of Life (GERD-HRQL) questionnaire...
April 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892781/analysis-and-prediction-of-claustrophobia-during-mr-imaging-with-the-claustrophobia-questionnaire-an-observational-prospective-18-month-single-center-study-of-6500-patients
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Adriane E Napp, Judith Enders, Robert Roehle, Gerd Diederichs, Matthias Rief, Elke Zimmermann, Peter Martus, Marc Dewey
Purpose To analyze claustrophobia during magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and to explore the potential of the 26-item claustrophobia questionnaire (CLQ) (range, 0-4) as a screening tool in patients scheduled for MR imaging. Materials and Methods The study received institutional review board approval, and patients in the CLQ cohort provided informed consent. A total of 6520 consecutive patients were included. Overall, 4288 patients completed the CLQ before MR imaging (CLQ cohort), and 2232 patients underwent MR imaging without having completed the CLQ (non-CLQ cohort)...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862159/risk-for-alcoholic-liver-cirrhosis-after-an-initial-hospital-contact-with-alcohol-problems-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study
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Gro Askgaard, David A Leon, Mette S Kjaer, Thomas Deleuran, Thomas A Gerds, Janne S Tolstrup
Alcoholic liver cirrhosis is usually preceded by many years of heavy drinking, in which cessation in drinking could prevent the disease. Alcohol problems are not consistently managed in hospital patients. We followed all Danish patients with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems (intoxication, harmful use, or dependence) during 1998-2002 for alcoholic liver cirrhosis development (n = 36,044). In this registry-based cohort, we identified predictors of the absolute risk for alcoholic liver cirrhosis...
November 16, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836204/a-nationwide-study-of-ovarian-serous-borderline-tumors-in-denmark-1978-2002-risk-of-recurrence-and-development-of-ovarian-serous-carcinoma
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Charlotte Gerd Hannibal, Russell Vang, Jette Junge, Kirsten Frederiksen, Robert J Kurman, Susanne K Kjaer
OBJECTIVE: Absolute risk and risk factors for recurrence and ovarian serous carcinoma following ovarian serous borderline tumors (SBTs) is not well-established. METHODS: We included all women with SBTs in Denmark, 1978-2002. Diagnoses were confirmed by centralized pathology review and classified as atypical proliferative serous tumor (APST) or noninvasive low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC). Implants were classified as noninvasive or invasive. Medical records were collected and reviewed, and follow-up was obtained...
January 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835974/study-based-evaluation-of-the-abbott-realtime-high-risk-hpv-test-in-comparison-to-the-hc2-hr-hpv-test-in-women-aged-%C3%A2-30%C3%A2-years-using-residual-lbc-thinprep-specimens
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Thomas Iftner, Lisa Wang, Angelika Iftner, Barbara Holz, Juliane Haedicke-Jarboui, Nathalie Iftner, Reinhard von Wasielewski, Peter Martus, Gerd Boehmer
BACKGROUND: High-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV) testing is already part of cervical cancer screening programs in a number of countries. New tests need to be validated not only in clinical studies but also in routine screening settings with regard to their clinical performance. METHODS: The Abbott RealTime High Risk HPV Test (RT hrHPV test) was evaluated in a random sample of 1,456 patients from a German routine screening population of 13,372 women ≥30 years of age screened primarily by liquid-based cytology (LBC) that was complemented by 48 CIN3+ cases...
November 11, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804175/pilot-study-of-mri-us-fusion-in-the-assessment-of-the-cesarean-section-scar-in-the-postpartum-period
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Kristina Bolten, Thomas Fischer, Yvonne Yi-Na Bender, Gerd Diederichs, Anke Thomas
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the uterine scar after Cesarean section (CS) as well as the corresponding uterine region after vaginal delivery (VD) at 6 weeks using transabdominal (TAUS) and transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/US image fusion to investigate whether image fusion allows standardized and reproducible localization of the scar and uterine wall thickness measurement compared with high-resolution MRI. METHODS: Six weeks after delivery, plain pelvic MRI (was performed in 30 women (10 each after planned Cesarean section (PCS), emergency Cesarean section (ECS), and VD)...
November 2, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792942/cadmium-exposure-is-associated-with-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-a-circulating-marker-of-inflammation-and-future-cardiovascular-disease
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Björn Fagerberg, Yan Borné, Lars Barregard, Gerd Sallsten, Niklas Forsgard, Bo Hedblad, Margaretha Persson, Gunnar Engström
BACKGROUND: Diet and smoking are the main sources of cadmium exposure in the general population. Cadmium increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and experimental studies show that it induces inflammation. Blood cadmium levels are associated with macrophages in human atherosclerotic plaques. Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is an emerging biomarker for cardiovascular events related to inflammation and atherosclerotic plaques. The aim was to examine whether blood cadmium levels are associated with circulating suPAR and other markers of inflammation...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768580/a-cross-sectional-study-to-determine-whether-adjustment-to-an-ostomy-can-predict-health-related-and-or-overall-quality-of-life
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Kirsten Lerum Indrebø, Gerd Karin Natvig, John Roger Andersen
Ostomy-specific adjustment may or may not predict health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and/or overall quality of life (QoL). A cross-sectional study was conducted among patients recruited from the customer registers of 8 surgical suppliers and pharmacies across Norway between November 2010 and March 2011 to determine which of the 34 items of the Ostomy Adjustment Scale (OAS) are the strongest predictors for HRQoL and overall QoL and to determine the HRQoL and overall QoL of individuals with an ostomy compared to a control group representing the general population...
October 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747236/the-role-of-interleukin-18-in-serum-and-follicular-fluid-during-in-vitro-fertilization-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
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Veronika Günther, Ibrahim Alkatout, Corinna Fuhs, Ali Salmassi, Liselotte Mettler, Jürgen Hedderich, Nicolai Maass, Mohamed Elessawy, Andreas Gerd Schmutzler, Christel Eckmann-Scholz
Cytokines are key modulators of the immune system and play an important role in the ovarian cycle. IL-18 levels in serum and follicular fluid were analyzed in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment. The cohort study group consisted of 90 women, who were undergoing IVF or ICSI. The body mass index (BMI) was determined in all patients; IL-18 levels were measured in follicular fluid and serum. IL-18 levels in serum were significantly higher than those in follicular fluid...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728937/-burdens-at-admission-short-term-effects-and-predictors-of-health-status-at-discharge-among-1%C3%A2-803-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
#19
N Gerdes, E Farin
Objective: Taking Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as an example, the article illustrates a problem that to our knowledge has not been addressed in rehabilitation research so far: According to our large dataset, a sizeable proportion of patients had to be sent home with extremely severe burdens (<2(nd) percentile in the normal population) at discharge - in spite of good improvements during their stay. Data and methods: Since 2009, patients in the RehaKlinikum Bad Säckingen, an in-patient rehab center for orthopedic-rheumatic diseases, answer the questionnaire "Indicators of Rehabilitation Status" (IRES) at the beginning and the end of their stay...
October 2016: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703114/sex-and-gender-differences-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#20
Young Sun Kim, Nayoung Kim, Gwang Ha Kim
It is important to understand sex and gender-related differences in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) because gender-related biologic factors might lead to better prevention and therapy. Non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) affects more women than men. GERD symptoms are more frequent in patients with NERD than in those with reflux esophagitis. However, men suffer pathologic diseases such as reflux esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus (BE), and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) more frequently than women. The prevalence of reflux esophagitis is significantly increased with age in women, especially after their 50s...
October 30, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
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