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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734121/factors-associated-with-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-in-midwife-led-birth-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jorunn Wik Tunestveit, Elham Baghestan, Gerd Karin Natvig, Geir Egil Eide, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen
INTRODUCTION: Obstetric anal sphincter injurie (OASI) in vaginal births are a serious complication, and are associated with maternal morbidity. Focus on modifiable factors in midwives clinical skills and competences contributing to prevent the occurrence of OASI are essential. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between OASI and factors related to midwife-led birth such as manual support of perineum, active delivery of baby's shoulders, maternal birth position, and pushing and breathing techniques in second stage of labour...
April 21, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733860/estradiol-mediates-relaxation-of-porcine-lower-esophageal-sphincter
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Ching-Chung Tsai, Shu-Leei Tey, Li-Ching Chang, Yu-Tsun Su, Kai-Jen Lin, Shih-Che Huang
Most pregnant women have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) during pregnancy. Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy is associated with GERD. The effects of estradiol on lower esophageal sphincter (LES) motility and GERD are not clearly known. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of estradiol on the motility of the porcine LES. Relaxations of clasp and sling strips of porcine LES caused by estradiol were measured using isometric transducers. We investigated the mechanism of estradiol-induced relaxation of the porcine LES using tetraethylammonium, apamine, iberiotoxin, glibenclamide, KT5720, KT5823, NG-nitro-l-arginine, tetrodotoxin, and ω-conotoxin GVIA...
May 5, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717148/molecular-epidemiology-of-the-hiv-epidemic-in-three-german-metropolitan-regions-cologne-bonn-munich-and-hannover-1999-2016
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Melanie Stecher, Antoine Chaillon, Josef Eberle, Georg M N Behrens, Anna-Maria Eis-Hübinger, Clara Lehmann, Alexandra Jablonka, Johannes Bogner, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Christoph D Spinner, Jan-Christian Wasmuth, Rolf Kaiser, Sanjay R Mehta, Joerg Janne Vehreschild, Martin Hoenigl
Using HIV sequence data to characterize clusters of HIV transmission may provide insight into the epidemic. Phylogenetic and network analyses were performed to infer putative relationships between HIV-1 partial pol sequences from 2,774 individuals receiving care in three German regions between 1999-2016. The regions have in common that they host some of the largest annual festivals in Europe (Carnival and Oktoberfest). Putative links with sequences (n = 150,396) from the Los Alamos HIV Sequence database were evaluated...
May 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699886/blood-lead-levels-and-decreased-kidney-function-in-a-population-based-cohort
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Florencia Harari, Gerd Sallsten, Anders Christensson, Marinka Petkovic, Bo Hedblad, Niklas Forsgard, Olle Melander, Peter M Nilsson, Yan Borné, Gunnar Engström, Lars Barregard
BACKGROUND: Environmental lead exposure has been associated with decreased kidney function, but evidence from large prospective cohort studies examining low exposure levels is scarce. We assessed the association of low levels of lead exposure with kidney function and kidney disease. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective population-based cohort. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 4,341 individuals aged 46 to 67 years enrolled into the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study-Cardiovascular Cohort (1991-1994) and 2,567 individuals subsequently followed up (2007-2012)...
April 23, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688413/sex-related-differences-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-results-of-2-prospective-cohort-studies
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Mirjam Severs, Lieke M Spekhorst, Marie-Josée J Mangen, Gerard Dijkstra, Mark Löwenberg, Frank Hoentjen, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong, Marieke Pierik, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Gerd Bouma, Janneke C van der Woude, Mirthe E van der Valk, Marielle J L Romberg-Camps, Cees H M Clemens, Paul van de Meeberg, Nofel Mahmmod, Jeroen Jansen, Bindia Jharap, Rinse K Weersma, Bas Oldenburg, Eleonora A M Festen, Herma H Fidder
Background: The understanding of gender differences in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients is an important step towards tailored treatment for the individual patient. The aim of this study was to compare disease phenotype, clinical manifestations, disease activity, and healthcare utilization between men and women with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods: Two multicenter observational cohort studies with a prospective design were used to explore the differences between men and women regarding demographic and phenotypic characteristics and healthcare utilization...
April 21, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605212/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-asthma-in-mainland-china-the-care-study
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Jiangtao Lin, Wenya Wang, Ping Chen, Xin Zhou, Huanying Wan, Kaisheng Yin, Lijun Ma, Changgui Wu, Jing Li, Chuntao Liu, Nan Su, Guoliang Liu, Hua Xie, Wei Tang, Mao Huang, Yan Chen, Yuanhua Liu, Liqiang Song, Xianliang Chen, Yongming Zhang, Wen Li, Lichao Sun
BACKGROUND: There are limited population based data on the prevalence of asthma in China. The China Asthma and Risk factors Epidemiologic (CARE) survey was designed to understand the prevalence and risk factors for asthma in mainland China. OBJECTIVES: The CARE survey aims to demonstrate the prevalence and risk factors of asthma in mainland China among adolescents (age >14 years) and adults. METHODS: The survey was performed between February 2010 and August 2012 in eight provinces/cities of seven areas in mainland China...
April 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553843/a-comparative-study-of-ranitidine-and-quince-cydonia-oblonga-mill-sauce-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-open-label-active-controlled-clinical-trial
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Afsaneh Shakeri, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Mahdieh Mojibian, Fatemeh Aliasl, Soodabeh Bioos, Fatemeh Nejatbakhsh
Quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill) is a popular medicinal herb in different traditional medicines. Concentrated quince fruit extract, also known as quince sauce (QS), is traditionally used for the treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of QS versus ranitidine on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in pregnant women. We compared the efficacy of 4 weeks of ranitidine (150 mg, twice daily) with the efficacy of QS (10 mg, after meals) on 137 pregnant women with GERD...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523270/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-body-mass-index-and-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy
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Marianne Lønnebotn, Gerd Karin Natvig, Bryndís Benediktsdóttir, John A Burgess, Mathias Holm, Rain Jógi, Eva Lindberg, Ferenc Macsali, Vivi Schlünssen, Svein Magne Skulstad, Karl A Franklin, Eszter Vanky, Francisco Gòmez Real
OBJECTIVE: Some studies of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) report increased prevalence of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, while others do not. Several of these studies do not control for obesity. We aimed to study whether PCOS is associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and whether it is dependent on body mass index (BMI). STUDY DESIGN: We present a cross-sectional analysis of 3732 women from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, born in 1945-72, who participated in the Respiratory Health In Northern Europe (RHINE) study and answered an extensive women's health questionnaire on menstruation, PCOS, infertility, pregnancy history and childbirth...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522138/pacritinib-vs-best-available-therapy-including-ruxolitinib-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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John Mascarenhas, Ronald Hoffman, Moshe Talpaz, Aaron T Gerds, Brady Stein, Vikas Gupta, Anita Szoke, Mark Drummond, Alexander Pristupa, Tanya Granston, Robert Daly, Suliman Al-Fayoumi, Jennifer A Callahan, Jack W Singer, Jason Gotlib, Catriona Jamieson, Claire Harrison, Ruben Mesa, Srdan Verstovsek
Importance: Myelofibrosis is a hematologic malignancy characterized by splenomegaly and debilitating symptoms. Thrombocytopenia is a poor prognostic feature and limits use of Janus kinase 1 (JAK1)/Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) inhibitor ruxolitinib. Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of JAK2 inhibitor pacritinib with that of best available therapy (BAT), including ruxolitinib, in patients with myelofibrosis and thrombocytopenia. Design, Setting, and Participants: For this phase 3 randomized international multicenter study-the PERSIST-2 study-of pacritinib vs BAT, 311 patients with myelofibrosis and platelet count 100 × 109/L or less were recruited for analysis...
March 8, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521726/lacrimal-drainage-obstruction-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-nationwide-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Tyler Hyungtaek Rim, JaeSang Ko, Sung Soo Kim, Jin Sook Yoon
GOALS: This study aimed to evaluate the association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and development of lacrimal drainage obstruction (LDO). BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that GERD may contribute toward the development of LDO. STUDY: This was a retrospective study of Koreans aged 40 to 79 years registered in the Korean National Health Screening Cohort from 2002 to 2013. Incident cases of LDO were identified according to the Korean Classification of Disease...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493375/tdm-in-psychiatry-and-neurology-a-comprehensive-summary-of-the-consensus-guidelines-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-neuropsychopharmacology-update-2017-a-tool-for-clinicians-sup
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Georgios Schoretsanitis, Michael Paulzen, Stefan Unterecker, Markus Schwarz, Andreas Conca, Gerald Zernig, Gerhard Gründer, Ekkerhard Haen, Pierre Baumann, Niels Bergemann, Hans Willi Clement, Katharina Domschke, Gabriel Eckermann, Karin Egberts, Manfred Gerlach, Christine Greiner, Ursula Havemann-Reinecke, Gudrun Hefner, Renate Helmer, Ger Janssen, Eveline Jaquenoud-Sirot, Gerd Laux, Thomas Messer, Rainald Mössner, Matthias J Müller, Bruno Pfuhlmann, Peter Riederer, Alois Saria, Bernd Schoppek, Margarete Silva Gracia, Benedikt Stegmann, Werner Steimer, Julia C Stingl, Manfred Uhr, Sven Ulrich, Roland Waschgler, Gabriela Zurek, Christoph Hiemke
OBJECTIVES: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) combines the quantification of drug concentrations in blood, pharmacological interpretation and treatment guidance. TDM introduces a precision medicine tool in times of increasing awareness of the need for personalized treatment. In neurology and psychiatry, TDM can guide pharmacotherapy for patient subgroups such as children, adolescents, pregnant women, elderly patients, patients with intellectual disabilities, patients with substance use disorders, individuals with pharmacokinetic peculiarities and forensic patients...
April 2018: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461233/peculiarities-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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G Mirijanyan
Many studies showed, that quality of life (QL ) is affected in case of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Numerous questionnaires with a wide variety of characteristics have been developed for the assessment of GERD. The current study aimed to determine the QL changes of patients with GERD. The sample consisted of 100 patients with GERD. We also formed control group, which consist of 50 practical healthy patients (without GERD). In case group we formed two subgroups- GERD with Esophagitis and GERD without Esophagitis...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459026/prevalence-and-risk-of-protein-energy-wasting-assessed-by-subjective-global-assessment-in-older-adults-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-results-from-the-equal-study
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Karin Windahl, Gerd Faxén Irving, Tora Almquist, Maarit Korkeila Lidén, Moniek van de Luijtgaarden, Nicholas C Chesnaye, Pauline Voskamp, Peter Stenvinkel, Marian Klinger, Maciej Szymczak, Claudia Torino, Maurizio Postorini, Christiane Drechsler, Fergus J Caskey, Christoph Wanner, Friedo W Dekker, Kitty J Jager, Marie Evans
OBJECTIVES: Prevalence and risk factors for protein-energy wasting (PEW) are poorly studied in the nondialysis, older population with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of PEW in advanced stage CKD patients aged greater than 65 years. Furthermore, we aimed to describe risk factors for PEW in the overall study population and among obese individuals. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. METHODS: The EQUAL study, a European Quality Study on treatment in advanced chronic kidney disease, is a multicenter prospective observational cohort study in six European countries...
May 2018: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444254/high-resolution-esophageal-manometry-in-a-mexican-population-diagnostic-outcome
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G Vazquez-Elizondo, L E Hernández-González, S R Achem
High-resolution esophageal manometry (HREM) has become the method of choice for evaluation of esophageal motility disorders. There is a paucity of data with this technique from Hispanic countries. This study aims to characterize the diagnostic outcome of HREM in a large cohort of consecutive patients in Mexico.This study was conducted in Monterrey, Mexico from March 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015. Our diverse study population included patients from a major academic institution and the community. HREM was done applying the Chicago Classification 3...
February 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384872/the-psychological-results-of-438-patients-with-persisting-gerd-symptoms-by-symptom-checklist-90-revised-scl-90-r-questionnaire
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Ping Li, Fei Wang, Guo-Zhong Ji, Lin Miao, Sihong You, Xia Chen
Persisting gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms affect mental state and social activities and mental disorders likewise play a crucial role on GERD symptoms. The aim of this study was to analyze the data of Symptom Checklist by 90-Revised (SCL-90-R) questionnaire in patients with persisting GERD symptom and to explore the impact of psychological factors on them.The patients accepted SCL-90-R questionnaire survey, following endoscopy, high-resolution manometry (HRM) and ambulatory impedance-pH monitoring...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259636/the-relationship-between-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-iranian-adults
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Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Pouria Shaabani, Seyed-Reza Tabibian, Parvane Saneei, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Peyman Adibi
Background: Findings from studies that investigated the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) were inconsistent. We aimed to assess the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and GERD among a large group of Iranian adults. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study on 3979 adults, a validated food frequency questionnaire was used to assess usual dietary intakes including fruits and vegetables...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227187/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-endoscopic-findings-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-at-18-month-follow-up
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Germán Viscido, Verónica Gorodner, Franco Signorini, Luciano Navarro, Lucio Obeide, Federico Moser
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has shown excellent results in terms of weight loss and resolution of comorbidities. Despite that, the effect of LSG on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is still a controversial topic. Our objective was to evaluate the presence of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, erosive esophagitis (EE), and hiatal hernia (HH) in obese patients undergoing LSG. METHODS: Prospective observational study. LSG patients were studied before and at 18-month follow-up...
January 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210202/amount-or-intensity-potential-targets-of-exercise-interventions-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Anna Bobenko, Inke Bartels, Marlene Münch, Tobias Trippel, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Kathleen Nolte, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Martin Halle, André Duvinage, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Götz Gelbrich, Carsten Tschöpe, Gerd Hasenfuss, Rolf Wachter, Burkert Pieske, Frank Edelmann
AIMS: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains a common condition with no pharmacological treatment. Physical activity (PA) improves symptoms and quality of life (QoL), but no clear recommendations exist on PA in HFpEF patients. We investigated the association of PA (amount/intensity) on clinical phenotype in HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Aldosterone in Diastolic Heart Failure trial investigated spironolactone vs. placebo in stable HFpEF patients...
February 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201791/psychological-results-of-438-patients-with-persisting-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptoms-by-symptom-checklist-90-revised-questionnaire
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Xia Chen, Ping Li, Fei Wang, Guozhong Ji, Lin Miao, Sihong You
Aims and objectives: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects mental state and social activities. On the contrary, mental disorders may also play a crucial role in GERD symptoms. The purpose of the study was to analyze the data of Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (SCL-90-R) questionnaire from patients with persisting GERD and to explore the impact of psychological factors on them. Materials and methods: The patients accepted SCL-90-R questionnaire survey, following endoscopy, high-resolution manometry (HRM), and ambulatory impedance-pH monitoring...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199169/treatment-of-reflux-disease-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
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Ülkü Dağlı, İsmail Hakkı Kalkan
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is frequently seen during pregnancy. In the medical treatment of pregnant women with GERD, alginic acid and sucralfate can be used. Calcium- and magnesium-based antacids can also be used, particularly for patients with preeclampsia. In particular, ranitidine -a histamine-2 receptor blocker- is preferred. In the case of non-responsiveness to the abovementioned treatments, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), except omeprazole, can be given considering the benefit-harm ratio for the mother and fetus after the first trimester...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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