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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779210/the-association-between-missing-teeth-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-adults
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Feng Qiao, Kaiyu Fu, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Yang Xia, Xue Bao, Yeqing Gu, Hongbin Shi, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Kun Song, Kaijun Niu
AIMS: Long-term oral chronic inflammatory process is closely related to systemic inflammation, which is a main mechanism involved in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Tooth loss could reflect the accumulation of oral local inflammation, implying that number of missing teeth may associate with NAFLD. This study evaluated the association between missing teeth and presence of NAFLD in a general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 24,470 adults was carried out from the Tianjin Chronic Low-grade Systemic Inflammation and Health Cohort Study...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779185/predictive-role-of-measurement-of-pelvic-floor-muscle-thickness-with-static-mri-in-stress-and-mixed-urinary-incontinence
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Levent Yaşar, Serpil Ortakuz Telci, Keziban Doğan, Eyüp Kaya, Murat Ekin
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the role of measuring the thickness of pelvic floor muscles with static MRI in the physiopathology of urinary incontinence in women with stress and mixed types of urinary incontinence diagnosed with urodynamic studies. METHODS: A retrospective clinical study was designed in collaboration with the radiology department. We recruited only patients who had undergone static pelvic MRI to determine the etiology of pelvic pain and exclude gynecologic disorders...
May 19, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779083/identifying-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-advanced-fibrosis-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Yuval A Patel, Elizabeth J Gifford, Lisa M Glass, Marsha J Turner, Byungjoo Han, Cynthia A Moylan, Steve Choi, Ayako Suzuki, Dawn Provenzale, Christine M Hunt
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Severe NAFLD with advanced fibrosis results in substantial morbidity and mortality. Associated with metabolic syndrome, NAFLD is often initially clinically silent, yet intensive lifestyle intervention with 7% or greater weight loss can improve or resolve NAFLD. Using a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) liver biopsy cohort, we evaluated simple noninvasive fibrosis scoring systems to identify NAFLD with advanced fibrosis (or severe disease) to assist providers...
May 19, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779040/association-between-unexplained-thickened-nuchal-translucency-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
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Santee Tiyatha, Sirinart Sirilert, Ratanaporn Sekararithi, Theera Tongsong
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between unexplained increased nuchal translucency (INT) and adverse pregnancy outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prospective database of our fetal down screening project was accessed to retrieve the records with NT measurement and complete follow-up. Pregnancies with pre-existing medical diseases, fetal chromosomal or structural abnormalities were excluded. The selected pregnancies were classified into the INT groups (> 95th percentile), the normal (< 95th percentile) group...
May 19, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778997/case-of-unilateral-leg-swelling-a-dvt-mimic
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Fiona Y H Kwok, Shehnila Zaya, Ravisankar Moorchilot, Asim Shah
A 68-year-old woman with known metastatic renal cell carcinoma presented with an acutely swollen right leg. In between the two sessions of palliative radiotherapy to the right hip, she also had right hip modified Harrington procedure for tumour resection with hip replacement. Initial clinical evaluation raised the suspicion of right leg deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, DVT was excluded and further investigations revealed stenosis of the right external and common iliac veins, likely secondary to radiotherapy...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778996/stent-and-flow-diverter-assisted-treatment-of-acutely-ruptured-brain-aneurysms
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José E Cohen, J Moshe Gomori, Ronen R Leker, Sergey Spektor, Hosni Abu El Hassan, Eyal Itshayek
OBJECTIVE: We present our experience with stent techniques in the management of acutely ruptured aneurysms, focusing on aneurysm occlusion rates, intraprocedural complications, and late outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of patients treated by stent techniques during the early acute phase of aneurysmal rupture, from June 2011 to June 2016. Patients who underwent stenting for the management of unruptured aneurysms, or in a delayed fashion for a ruptured lesion, were excluded...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778787/efficacy-of-palbociclib-combinations-in-hormone-receptor-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-after-prior-everolimus-treatment
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Ajay Dhakal, Christina M Matthews, Ellis Glenn Levine, Kilian Elizabeth Salerno, Fan Zhang, Kazuaki Takabe, Amy P Early, Stephen B Edge, Tracy O'Connor, Thaer Khoury, Jessica S Young, Mateusz Opyrchal
PURPOSE: Outcome data on hormone receptor positive (HR+ ), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) nonamplified (HER2- ) metastatic breast cancer (MBC) treated with palbociclib after treatment with everolimus are lacking. The PALOMA-3 trial, showing benefit of palbociclib plus fulvestrant compared to fulvestrant alone in HR+ HER2- MBC after progression while receiving endocrine therapy excluded women previously treated with everolimus. The objective of this study was to examine outcomes of HR+ HER2- MBC with prior exposure to everolimus while receiving palbociclib-based therapy...
April 28, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778737/cancer-immunotherapy-efficacy-and-patients-sex-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fabio Conforti, Laura Pala, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Tommaso De Pas, Marco Martinetti, Giuseppe Viale, Richard D Gelber, Aron Goldhirsch
BACKGROUND: Despite the acknowledged sex-related dimorphism in immune system response, little is known about the effect of patients' sex on the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors as cancer treatments. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the heterogeneity of immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy between men and women. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, and Scopus, from database inception to Nov 30, 2017, for randomised controlled trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors (inhibitors of PD-1, CTLA-4, or both) that had available hazard ratios (HRs) for death according to patients' sex...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778700/paediatric-cystolitholapaxy-through-the-mitrofanoff-monti-channel
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J S Thomas, N Smeulders, F Yankovic, S Undre, I Mushtaq, P-J López, P Cuckow
INTRODUCTION: Bladder calculi are a known complication of bladder augmentation. Open cystolithotomy remains the preferred option for treating large or multiple stones. Increasingly, however, minimal access techniques have been used. Reports of Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy are rare and have been limited to adults. This study presented a two centre series of children treated by cystolitholapaxy via the Mitrofanoff/Monti channel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional approval the current study retrospectively reviewed and identified 14 patients, on a prospective database, who underwent Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy to treat bladder calculi at two independent institutions in the UK and Chile between 2004 and 2016...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778671/international-study-of-comparative-health-effectiveness-with-medical-and-invasive-approaches-ischemia-trial-rationale-and-design
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David J Maron, Judith S Hochman, Sean M O'Brien, Harmony R Reynolds, William E Boden, Gregg W Stone, Sripal Bangalore, John A Spertus, Daniel B Mark, Karen P Alexander, Leslee Shaw, Jeffrey S Berger, T Bruce Ferguson, David O Williams, Robert A Harrington, Yves Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Prior trials comparing a strategy of optimal medical therapy with or without revascularization have not shown that revascularization reduces cardiovascular events in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). However, those trials only included participants in whom coronary anatomy was known prior to randomization and did not include sufficient numbers of participants with significant ischemia. It remains unknown whether a routine invasive approach offers incremental value over a conservative approach with catheterization reserved for failure of medical therapy in patients with moderate or severe ischemia...
April 21, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778608/technical-success-and-long-term-results-with-excluder-c3-endoprosthesis-in-narrow-aortic-biforcations-first-italian-multicentre-experience
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Gian Franco Veraldi, Luca Mezzetto, Filippo Vaccher, Lorenzo Scorsone, Stefano Bonvini, Igor Raunig, Valentina Wassermann, Sebastiano Tasselli
PURPOSE: This study aims at evaluating technical success and long-term results using Gore Excluder/C3 endoprosthesis in patients with narrow aortic bifurcation (NAB, inner-inner aortic diameter <18mm). METHODS: Clinical and anatomical data were collected retrospectively from patients treated in two high-volume Italian vascular centres between 2005 and 2017. A total of 1325 EVAR procedures were performed: 195 involved Excluder/C3 Gore endoprosthesis. 141 patients had a regular aortic bifurcation (RAB, maximum inner-inner diameter ≥ 18mm), while 54 presented NAB (< 18mm)...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778430/does-periurethral-cleaning-with-water-prior-to-indwelling-urinary-catheterization-increase-the-risk-of-urinary-tract-infections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kun Huang, Jihong Liang, Ting Mo, Yanli Zhou, Yanping Ying
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether periurethral cleaning with water before indwelling urinary catheterization increases the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) compared with studies using anti-infective agents. METHODS: A literature search via MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials through October 2017 and a manual search of references for additional relevant studies. Trials studying clean intermittent catheterization were excluded...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778421/comparison-of-two-groups-for-the-apolipoprotein-e-polymorphisms-by-using-next-generation-sequencing-the-first-group-with-three-consecutive-abortions-and-the-second-group-with-at-most-one-abortion-in-three-consecutive-pregnancies
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Evren Gumus
The importance of apolipoprotein E genotypes and allelic polymorphisms in the etiology of recurrent miscarriage is controversial. We plan to investigate this in a two-group study involving more than a thousand participants. In total, 1046 subjects (802 participants in the first group, 244 participants in the second group) were investigated. Women in the first group had a history of ≥3 consecutive spontaneous miscarriage and women in the second group had at most one miscarriage in three consecutive pregnancies...
May 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778365/cerebral-microbleeds-and-intracranial-haemorrhage-risk-in-patients-anticoagulated-for-atrial-fibrillation-after-acute-ischaemic-stroke-or-transient-ischaemic-attack-cromis-2-a-multicentre-observational-cohort-study
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Duncan Wilson, Gareth Ambler, Clare Shakeshaft, Martin M Brown, Andreas Charidimou, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Gregory Y H Lip, Hannah Cohen, Gargi Banerjee, Henry Houlden, Mark J White, Tarek A Yousry, Kirsty Harkness, Enrico Flossmann, Nigel Smyth, Louise J Shaw, Elizabeth Warburton, Keith W Muir, Hans Rolf Jäger, David J Werring
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microbleeds are a potential neuroimaging biomarker of cerebral small vessel diseases that are prone to intracranial bleeding. We aimed to determine whether presence of cerebral microbleeds can identify patients at high risk of symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage when anticoagulated for atrial fibrillation after recent ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack. METHODS: Our observational, multicentre, prospective inception cohort study recruited adults aged 18 years or older from 79 hospitals in the UK and one in the Netherlands with atrial fibrillation and recent acute ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack, treated with a vitamin K antagonist or direct oral anticoagulant, and followed up for 24 months using general practitioner and patient postal questionnaires, telephone interviews, hospital visits, and National Health Service digital data on hospital admissions or death...
June 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778321/submandibular-gland-sparing-when-irradiating-neck-level-ib-in-the-treatment-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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William C Jackson, Peter G Hawkins, George S Arnould, John Yao, Charles Mayo, Michelle Mierzwa
Patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSqCCA) frequently require postoperative radiation (PORT), which may include contralateral level IB within the clinical target volume (CTV). The submandibular gland (SMG) is typically included within the level IB CTV; however, the SMG does not contain lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels. We hypothesized that level IB could be adequately irradiated while sparing the SMG to reduce xerostomia. Twelve patients with OSqCCA receiving PORT, which included the contralateral level IB within the planning target volume (PTV), were retrospectively reviewed and replanned using volumetric modulated arc therapy...
May 16, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778284/-clinical-and-epidemiological-profile-of-pediatric-uveitis-course-of-inflammatory-uveitis-treated-with-anti-tnf-alpha
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D Osswald, A C Rameau, C Speeg-Schatz, J Terzic, A Sauer
INTRODUCTION: Uveitis is the leading cause of acquired childhood blindness with a prevalence of 30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There are multiple causes ; nevertheless, there is no standardized etiological assessment. The goal of our study is to define an epidemiological and clinical profile of uveitis diagnosed in a university hospital and their course when treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All cases of uveitis under 18 years old, from 1994 to 2016, were included...
May 16, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778257/localized-us-efforts-to-eliminate-hepatitis-c
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REVIEW
Annette Gaudino, Bryn Gay, Clifton Garmon, Mike Selick, Reed Vreeland, Katie Burk, Emalie Huriaux, Shelley N Facente, Annie Luetkemeyer, Phil Waters, Camilla S Graham
The United States has national plans for the elimination of hepatitis C virus but much of US health care is organized on the state level and requires local solutions. This article describes the plans developed by New York, Massachusetts, and the city/county of San Francisco for hepatitis C virus elimination. Coalitions capitalize on existing resources and advocate for new resources to address barriers in hepatitis C virus care. Although each coalition has distinct plans, all share a commitment to groups that are disproportionately affected and are at risk for being excluded from advances in hepatitis C virus treatment and cure...
June 2018: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778126/is-parenteral-levothyroxine-therapy-safe-in-intractable-hypothyroidism
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Hande Peynirci, Bengur Taskiran, Erdinc Erturk, Pınar Sisman, Canan Ersoy
CASE: A 32-year old woman was admitted to the hospital due to intractable hypothyroidism refractory to high dose of oral l-thyroxine therapy. She underwent total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy due to papillary thyroid cancer. After excluding poor adherence to therapy and malabsorption, levothyroxine absorption test was performed. No response was detected. Transient neurologic symptoms developed during the test. She developed 3 attacks consisting of neurologic symptoms during high dose administration...
June 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778100/associations-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-with-lifestyle-factors-and-semen-parameters-of-saudi-men-and-its-impact-on-icsi-outcome
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Basmah Al Omrani, Nadia Al Eisa, Murid Javed, Maher Al Ghedan, Hamoud Al Matrafi, Hamad Al Sufyan
BACKGROUND: Male factor infertility is quite common as 30-50% of infertility cases are due to sperm defects. The high sperm DNA fragmentation is one of the causes of male factor infertility. Many factors cause sperm DNA fragmentation and could be testicular or post-testicular. The purpose of this study was to assess relationships among sperm DNA fragmentation, lifestyle factors and semen values of Saudi men and to determine impact of sperm DNA fragmentation on ICSI cycle outcome. METHODS: The duration of this study was from January 2015 to June 2016...
May 19, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778092/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-detecting-root-avulsions-in-traumatic-adult-brachial-plexus-injuries-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-accuracy
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Ryckie G Wade, Yemisi Takwoingi, Justin C R Wormald, John P Ridgway, Steven Tanner, James J Rankine, Grainne Bourke
BACKGROUND: Adult brachial plexus injuries (BPI) are becoming more common. The reconstruction and prognosis of pre-ganglionic injuries (root avulsions) are different to other types of BPI injury. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used to identify root avulsions, but the evidence from studies of its diagnostic accuracy are conflicting. Therefore, a systematic review is needed to address uncertainty about the accuracy of MRI and to guide future research. METHODS: We will conduct a systematic search of electronic databases alongside reference tracking...
May 19, 2018: Systematic Reviews
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