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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230910/adhesives-for-bonded-molar-tubes-during-fixed-brace-treatment
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REVIEW
Declan T Millett, Nicky A Mandall, Rye Cr Mattick, Joy Hickman, Anne-Marie Glenny
BACKGROUND: Orthodontic treatment involves using fixed or removable appliances (dental braces) to correct the positions of teeth. The success of a fixed appliance depends partly on the metal attachments (brackets and bands) being glued to the teeth so that they do not become detached during treatment. Brackets (metal squares) are usually attached to teeth other than molars, where bands (metal rings that go round each tooth) are more commonly used. Orthodontic tubes (stainless steel tubes that allow wires to pass through them), are typically welded to bands but they may also be glued directly (bonded) to molars...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230908/probiotics-for-people-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Rohan Dalal, Richard G McGee, Stephen M Riordan, Angela C Webster
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy is a disorder of brain function as a result of liver failure or portosystemic shunt or both. Both hepatic encephalopathy (clinically overt) and minimal hepatic encephalopathy (not clinically overt) significantly impair patient's quality of life and daily functioning, and represent a significant burden on healthcare resources. Probiotics are live micro-organisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, may confer a health benefit on the host. OBJECTIVES: To determine the beneficial and harmful effects of probiotics in any dosage, compared with placebo or no intervention, or with any other treatment for people with any grade of acute or chronic hepatic encephalopathy...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230322/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of-different-basal-insulins-in-a-real-world-setting
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Linong Ji, Puhong Zhang, Dongshan Zhu, Juming Lu, Xiaohui Guo, Yangfeng Wu, Xian Li, Jiachao Ji, Weiping Jia, Wenying Yang, Dajin Zou, Zhiguang Zhou, Yan Gao, Satish K Garg, Changyu Pan, Jianping Weng, Sanjoy K Paul
AIMS: To compare glucose control and safety of different basal insulin (BI, including Insulin NPH, glargine and detemir) therapies in real-life clinical settings based on a large-scale registry study. METHODS: In this multi-center 6-month prospective observational study, patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled (HbA1c≥7%) by oral anti-diabetic drugs (OADs) and willing to initiate BI were enrolled from 209 hospitals of eight regions of China. Type and dose of BI were at the physician's discretion and patients' willingness...
February 23, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229826/changes-in-the-pattern-of-death-of-987-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-from-1990-to-2009-from-the-nationwide-spanish-scleroderma-registry-rescle
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Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar, César Velasco, Begoña Marí-Alfonso, Gerard Espinosa, Xavier Corbella, Dolores Colunga-Argüelles, Maria Victoria Egurbide-Arberas, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, José Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Mayka Freire, Juan José Ríos-Blanco, Luis Trapiella-Martínez, Mónica Rodríguez-Carballeira, Vicent Fonollosa-Pla
OBJECTIVES: To determine the changes in the pattern of death of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) throughout 20 years. METHODS: Data were collected from the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE), retrospective multicentre database from 1990 to 2009. SSc-related and SSc-non related causes of death were assessed. RESULTS: 987 patients were recruited. Overall standardised mortality ratio (SMR) was 2.34 (2.24-2.44). SSc-related causes of death were responsible of 72% of all deaths of those patients diagnosed within 1990-99 vs...
February 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229818/relationship-between-calcium-channel-blockers-and-skin-fibrosis-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Guowei Li, Jonathan D Adachi, Ji Cheng, Lehana Thabane, Marie Hudson, Marvin J Fritzler, Steven Lorenzi, Murray Baron, Maggie Larché
OBJECTIVES: Recent experimental evidence suggests that calcium channel blockers (CCBs) may have anti-fibrotic effects on liver and pulmonary fibrosis. We aimed to investigate whether use of CCBs was associated with the skin fibrosis in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Based on the 5-year follow-up data from the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group registry, we used the generalised estimating equations (GEE) model to assess the relationship between use of CCBs and the primary outcome of skin fibrosis measured by the modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS)...
January 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229520/association-between-enrolment-in-a-heart-failure-quality-registry-and-subsequent-mortality-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Lars H Lund, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Bahman Farahmand, Karin M Henriksson, Åsa Jonsson, Tomas Jernberg, Ulf Dahlström
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) quality registries report quality of care but it is unknown whether they improve outcomes. The aims were to assess predictors of enrolment in a HF registry, test the hypothesis that enrolment in a HF registry is associated with reduced mortality, and assess potential explanatory factors for this reduction in mortality, if present. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a nationwide prospective cohort study of patients with new-onset HF registered in the Swedish National Patient Registry (NPR, a mandatory registry of ICD-code diagnoses) with or without concurrent registration in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry (SwedeHF, a voluntary quality reporting registry) 2006-2013...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229470/the-incidence-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-denmark-1980-2013-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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S N Lophaven, E Lynge, J Burisch
BACKGROUND: Globally, the incidence rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasing; however, data from high-incidence areas are conflicting. Previous studies in Denmark have assessed incidence rates of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) using short observation periods. AIM: To investigate trends in IBD incidence in Denmark over a thirty-year period using nationwide data. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with CD or UC in Denmark between 1980 and 2013 were identified in the Danish National Patient Registry (NPR) and included in a nationwide cohort...
February 23, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229219/prevalence-and-clinical-impact-of-iron-deficiency-and-anaemia-among-outpatients-with-chronic-heart-failure-the-prep-registry
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Stephan von Haehling, Uwe Gremmler, Michael Krumm, Frank Mibach, Norbert Schön, Jens Taggeselle, Johannes B Dahm, Christiane E Angermann
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency (ID) and anaemia are common in heart failure (HF). The prospective, observational PReP registry (Prävalenz des Eisenmangels bei Patienten mit Herzinsuffizienz) studied prevalence and clinical impact of ID and anaemia in HF outpatients attending cardiology practices in Germany. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 42 practices enrolled consecutive patients with chronic HF [left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤45%]. ID was defined as serum ferritin <100 µg/l, or serum ferritin ≥100 µg/l/<300 µg/l plus transferrin saturation <20%, and anaemia as haemoglobin <13 g/dl (12 g/dl) in men (women)...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229070/improving-the-estimation-of-risk-adjusted-grouped-hospital-standardized-mortality-ratios-using-cross-jurisdictional-linked-administrative-data-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Katrina Spilsbury, Diana Rosman, Janine Alan, Anna M Ferrante, James H Boyd, James B Semmens
BACKGROUND: Hospitals and death registries in Australia are operated under individual state government jurisdictions. Some state borders are located in heavily populated areas or are located near to major capital cities. Mortality indicators for hospital located near state borders may not be estimated accurately if patients are lost as they cross state borders. The aim of this study was to evaluate how cross-jurisdictional linkage of state hospital and death records across state borders may improve estimation of the hospital standardized mortality ratio (HSMR), a tool used in Australia as a hospital performance indicator...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228656/incidence-and-long-term-outcome-of-severe-asthma-copd-overlap-compared-to-asthma-and-copd-alone-a-35-year-prospective-study-of-57-053-middle-aged-adults
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Camilla Boslev Baarnes, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Anne Tjønneland, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
BACKGROUND: Incidence and prognosis for severe asthma-COPD overlap is poorly characterized. We investigated incidence and long-term outcome for patients with asthma-COPD overlap compared to asthma and COPD alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 57,053 adults (aged 50-64 years) enrolled in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health cohort (1993-1997) were followed in the National Patients Registry for admissions for asthma (DJ45-46) and COPD (DJ40-44) and vital status...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228609/barriers-associated-with-door-to-balloon-delay-in-contemporary-japanese-practice
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Nobuhiro Ikemura, Mitsuaki Sawano, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Ikuko Ueda, Hiroaki Miyata, Yohei Numasawa, Shigetaka Noma, Masahiro Suzuki, Yukihiko Momiyama, Taku Inohara, Kentaro Hayashida, Shinsuke Yuasa, Yuichiro Maekawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Shun Kohsaka
BACKGROUND: Door-to-balloon (DTB) time ≤90 min is an important quality indicator in the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but a considerable number of patients still do not meet this goal, particularly in countries outside the USA and Europe.Methods and Results:We analyzed 2,428 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI ≤12 h of symptom onset who were registered in an ongoing prospective multicenter database (JCD-KiCS registry), between 2008 and 2013. We analyzed both the time trend in DTB time within this cohort in the registry, and independent predictors of delayed DTB time >90 min...
February 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228467/gender-differences-in-clinical-presentation-and-1-year-outcomes-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Renate B Schnabel, Ladislav Pecen, Francisco M Ojeda, Markus Lucerna, Nargiz Rzayeva, Stefan Blankenberg, Harald Darius, Dipak Kotecha, Raffaele De Caterina, Paulus Kirchhof
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to examine gender differences in clinical presentation, management and prognosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: In 6412 patients, 39.7% women, of the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation, we examined gender differences in symptoms, risk factors, therapies and 1-year incidence of adverse outcomes. RESULTS: Men with AF were on average younger than women (mean±SD: 70...
February 22, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228450/academic-outcomes-in-children-with-congenital-heart-defects-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Matthew E Oster, Stephanie Watkins, Kevin D Hill, Jessica H Knight, Robert E Meyer
BACKGROUND: Most studies evaluating neurocognitive outcomes in children with congenital heart defects (CHD) have focused on high-risk patients or used specialized, resource-intensive testing. To determine the association of CHD with academic outcomes and compare outcomes according to the severity of CHD, we linked state educational records with a birth defects registry and birth certificates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using data from the North Carolina Birth Defects Monitoring Program, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services vital records...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228373/statins-and-fibrates-for-diabetic-retinopathy-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Vania Mozetic, Carolina Gomes Freitas, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus, and more than 75% of patients who have had diabetes for more than 20 years will have some degree of DR. This disease is highly destructive to self-esteem and puts a high burden on public health and pension systems due to the effects that it has on people of working age. The current mainstay of treatment is laser photocoagulation, which causes impairment of vision and discomfort to patients...
February 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228305/clinical-presentation-management-and-outcomes-in-the-indian-heart-rhythm-society-atrial-fibrillation-ihrs-af-registry
#15
A Vora, A Kapoor, M Nair, Y Lokhandwala, C Narsimhan, A G Ravikishore, S K Dwivedi, N Namboodiri, R Hygriv, A Saxena, A Nabar, S Garg, N Bardoloi, R Yadav, A Nambiar, U Pandurangi, D Jhala, A Naik, Nagmallesh, S Rajagopal, R Selvaraj, V Arora, A Thachil, J Thomas, G Panicker
AIM: A national atrial fibrillation (AF) registry was conducted under the aegis of the Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS), to capture epidemiological data-type of AF, clinical presentation and comorbidities, current treatment practices, and 1-year follow-up outcomes. METHODS: A total of 1537 patients were enrolled from 24 sites in India in the IHRS-AF registry from July 2011 to August 2012. Their baseline characteristics and follow-up data were recorded in case report forms and subsequently analyzed...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228202/the-effect-of-omentoplasty-on-the-rate-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-intestinal-resection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shirzad Nasiri, Babak Mirminachi, Reyhaneh Taherimehr, Roya Shadbakhsh, Mohsen Hojat
Anastomotic leakage is a major postoperative complication after intestinal surgery leading to increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Omentoplasty has been evaluated to prevent anastomotic leakage in several studies. However, there is no consensus regarding whether or not omentoplasty should be used to decrease the rate of anastomotic leakage after intestinal resection. A prospective, randomized study was conducted to evaluate the influence of omentoplasty on anastomotic leakage after intestinal resection...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228201/five-year-retrospective-review-of-blunt-renal-injuries-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
#17
Jessica Burns, Megan Brown, Zakaria I Assi, Eric J Ferguson
We report the experience of a Level I trauma center in the management of blunt renal injury during a 5-year period, with special attention to those treated using angiography with embolization. The institutional trauma registry was queried for all patients with blunt renal injury between September 1, 2009 and August 30, 2014. Each injury was graded using the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma guidelines. Patients that underwent angiography with embolization were reviewed for case-specific information including imaging findings, treatment, materials used, clinical course, and mortality...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227220/selection-of-an-optimal-feature-set-to-predict-heart-transplantation-outcomes
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Dennis Medved, Pierre Nugues, Johan Nilsson, Dennis Medved, Pierre Nugues, Johan Nilsson, Dennis Medved, Johan Nilsson, Pierre Nugues
Heart transplantation (HT) is a life saving procedure, but a limited donor supply forces the surgeons to prioritize the recipients. The understanding of factors that predict mortality could help the doctors with this task. The objective of this study is to find locally optimal feature sets to predict survival of HT patients for different time periods. To this end, we applied logistic regression together with a greedy forward and backward search. As data source, we used the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) registry, where we extracted adult patients (>17 years) from January 1997 to December 2008...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226313/risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-autoimmune-pancreatitis-a-single-center-experience-from-germany
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Alexander Schneider, Michael Hirth, Markus Münch, Christel Weiss, J Matthias Löhr, Matthias P Ebert, Roland H Pfützer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has been associated with an increased risk of malignant diseases. We aimed to describe the incidence of malignant diseases in patients with AIP compared to the general population and to characterize the clinical presentation of these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 28 patients with AIP presenting to the clinic (periods 1998 until 2010, 2012 until September 2015). We retrieved the expected cancer incidence of the general population from the German cancer registry...
February 23, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225837/storage-time-of-intraoperative-transfused-allogeneic-red-blood-cells-is-not-associated-with-new-onset-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-cardiac-surgery
#20
Jiwei Gu, Regitze Kuhr Skals, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Carl-Johan Jakobsen, John Bæch, Mikkel Steen Petersen, Jan Jesper Andreasen
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion has been associated with new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) following cardiac surgery. Prolonged storage time of RBC may increase the risk. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate whether the storage time of RBC is associated with development of POAF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-, per- and postoperative data were retrieved from the Western Denmark Heart Registry and local blood banks regarding patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery or combined procedures in Aalborg or Aarhus University Hospital during 2010-2014...
2017: PloS One
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