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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343809/interaction-of-smoking-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-increasing-the-recurrence-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-in-a-chinese-male-cohort-a-retrospective-study
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Da-Zhi Chen, Fei-Yang Ji, Qiao-Mai Xu, Xiao-Xin Wu, Chao Cai, Ling-Jian Zhang, Lan-Juan Li
Whether smoking and metabolic syndrome (MetS) can affect colorectal carcinoma (CRC) prognosis remains debatable. Therefore, the present study aimed to examine the individual and combined effects of smoking and MetS on the prognosis of patients with localized CRC, including stage I to III disease. The relationship among smoking status, MetS, and CRC was assessed in 838 Chinese male patients. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was used to evaluate CRC prognosis adjusted for clinicopathological variables...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313822/direct-adjustment-for-confounding-by-smoking-reduces-radiation-related-cancer-risk-estimates-of-mortality-among-male-nuclear-workers-in-japan-1999-2010
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Shin'ichi Kudo, Jun'ichi Ishida, Keiko Yoshimoto, Shoichi Mizuno, Sumio Ohshima, Hiroshige Furuta, Fumiyoshi Kasagi
The causal relationship between protracted exposure to low-dose rate radiation and health effects remains unclear despite extensive international studies of nuclear workers. One reason is that radiation epidemiological studies that adjust for smoking, which heavily influences mortality, have been limited. In the present study, we examined radiation-related cancer risk by directly assessing the possible confounding effect of smoking, using data from two questionnaire surveys performed among Japanese nuclear workers in 1997 and 2003...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299869/combination-therapy-with-low-dose-ivig-and-a-c1-esterase-inhibitor-ameliorates-brain-damage-and-functional-deficits-in-experimental-ischemic-stroke
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Xinzhi Chen, Thiruma V Arumugam, Yi-Lin Cheng, Jong-Hwan Lee, Srinivasulu Chigurupati, Mark P Mattson, Milan Basta
Acute ischemic stroke causes a high rate of deaths and permanent neurological deficits in survivors. Current interventional treatment, in the form of enzymatic thrombolysis, benefits only a small percentage of patients. Brain ischemia triggers mobilization of innate immunity, specifically the complement system and Toll-like receptors (TLRs), ultimately leading to an exaggerated inflammatory response. Here we demonstrate that intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), a scavenger of potentially harmful complement fragments, and C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH), an inhibitor of complement activation, exert a beneficial effect on the outcome of experimental brain ischemia (I) and reperfusion (R) injury induced by transient occlusion of middle cerebral artery in mice...
January 3, 2018: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273912/excess-mortality-in-people-with-mental-illness-findings-from-a-northern-italy-psychiatric-case-register
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Fabrizio Starace, Francesco Mungai, Flavia Baccari, Gian Maria Galeazzi
PURPOSE: People with mental disorders show mortality rates up to 22.2 times higher than that of the general population. In spite of progressive increase in life expectancy observed in the general population, the mortality gap of people suffering from mental health problems has gradually widened. The aim of this paper was to study mortality rates in people suffering from mental illness in a cohort of people (16,981 subjects) in the local mental health register of the province of Modena during the decade 2006-2015...
December 22, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227902/china-s-great-leap-forward-an-estimate-of-total-and-additional-excess-male-birth-losses
#5
Victor Grech
INTRODUCTION: Stress reduces the male to female ratio at birth (M/T). China's Great Leap Forward (11/1957-1/1961) had disastrous consequences with a catastrophic national famine that lasted between 1959 and 1961. This resulted in a reduction in births and an additional male birth deficit. This study was carried out in order to estimate the total pregnancy losses and M/T, along with these value's perinatal mortality rates equivalents. METHODS: Estimated M/T and births for 1956-61 and for the aggregates of 1956-58 and 1959-61 were calculated...
December 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178923/guided-self-determination-young-versus-standard-care-in-the-treatment-of-young-females-with-type-1-diabetes-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial
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Josephine Haas, Martina Persson, Anna Lena Brorsson, Eva Hagström Toft, Anna Lindholm Olinder
BACKGROUND: Female adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) have the most unsatisfactory glycaemic control of all age groups and report higher disease burden, poorer perceived health, and lower quality of life than their male counterparts. Females with T1DM face an excess risk of all-cause mortality compared with men with T1DM. New methods are needed to help and support young females with T1DM to manage their disease. A prerequisite for successful diabetes management is to offer individualized, person-centred care and support the patient's own motivation...
November 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162240/influence-of-gap-size-screw-configuration-and-nail-materials-in-the-stability-of-anterograde-reamed-intramedullary-nail-in-femoral-transverse-fractures
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Sergio Gabarre, Jorge Albareda, Luis Gracia, Sergio Puértolas, Elena Ibarz, Antonio Herrera
Femoral shaft fractures are among the most severe injuries of the skeleton. They are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The most appropriate treatment depending on the type of fracture and location level should be chosen. A finite element model of the femur has been developed, analyzing various types of fractures in the subtrochanteric and diaphyseal supracondylar area, with several gap sizes, being stabilized with a single combination of screws for the intramedullary nail. The mechanical strength of the nail against bending and compression efforts was studied comparing two materials for the nail: stainless steel and titanium alloy...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141344/-study-on-smoking-attributed-death-and-effects-of-smoking-cessation-in-residents-aged-35-79-years-in-tianjin-2016
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W Li, D Z Wang, H Zhang, Z L Xu, X D Xue, G H Jiang
Objective: To analyze the influence of smoking on deaths in residents aged 35-79 years and the effects of smoking cessation in Tianjin. Methods: The data of 39 499 death cases aged 35-79 years in 2016 in Tianjin were collected, the risks for deaths caused by smoking related diseases and excess deaths as well as effects of smoking cessation were analyzed after adjusting 5 year old age group, education level and marital status. Results: Among the 39 499 deaths cases, 1 589 (13.56%) were caused by smoking, the percentage of the excess mortality of lung cancer caused by smoking was highest (47...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125192/long-term-outcomes-among-2-year-survivors-of-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-hodgkin-and-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Regina M Myers, Brian T Hill, Bronwen E Shaw, Soyoung Kim, Heather R Millard, Minoo Battiwalla, Navneet S Majhail, David Buchbinder, Hillard M Lazarus, Bipin N Savani, Mary E D Flowers, Anita D'Souza, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Amelia Langston, Jean A Yared, Robert J Hayashi, Andrew Daly, Richard F Olsson, Yoshihiro Inamoto, Adriana K Malone, Zachariah DeFilipp, Steven P Margossian, Anne B Warwick, Samantha Jaglowski, Amer Beitinjaneh, Henry Fung, Kimberly A Kasow, David I Marks, Jana Reynolds, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Baldeep Wirk, William A Wood, Mehdi Hamadani, Prakash Satwani
BACKGROUND: Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) is a standard therapy for relapsed classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL); however, long-term outcomes are not well described. METHODS: This study analyzed survival, nonrelapse mortality, late effects, and subsequent malignant neoplasms (SMNs) in 1617 patients who survived progression-free for ≥2 years after auto-HCT for cHL or DLBCL between 1990 and 2008. The median age at auto-HCT was 40 years; the median follow-up was 10...
November 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118676/host-responses-to-concurrent-combined-injuries-in-non-human-primates
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Matthew J Bradley, Diego A Vicente, Benjamin A Bograd, Erin M Sanders, Crystal L Leonhardt, Eric A Elster, Thomas A Davis
Background: Multi-organ failure (MOF) following trauma remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality related to a poorly understood abnormal inflammatory response. We characterized the inflammatory response in a non-human primate soft tissue injury and closed abdomen hemorrhage and sepsis model developed to assess realistic injury patterns and induce MOF. Methods: Adult male Mauritan Cynomolgus Macaques underwent laparoscopy to create a cecal perforation and non-anatomic liver resection along with a full-thickness flank soft tissue injury...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114948/excess-mortality-among-10-year-survivors-of-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Ana C Xavier, Narendranath Epperla, Jeffrey W Taub, Luciano J Costa
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) surviving classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) risk long term fatal treatment-related toxicities. We utilized the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program to compare excess mortality rate (EMR-observed minus expected mortality) for 10-year survivors of AYA cHL diagnosed in 1973-1992 and 1993-2003 eras. The 15-year EMR reduced from 4.88% to 2.19% while the 20-year EMR reduced from 9.46% to 4.07% between eras. Survivors of stages 1-2 had lower EMR than survivors of stages 3-4 cHL in the 1993-2003 but not in the 1973-1992 era...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082890/acute-pancreatitis-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-treated-by-plasmapheresis
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Emine Şeyma Denli Yalvaç, Mustafa Aldağ, Cemal Kocaaslan, Ebubekir Şenateş, Ebuzer Aydın
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common disorder and an important cause of morbidity and mortality. There are different causes of AP, including gallstones and excessive alcohol consumption. AP after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is seen less frequently but it is associated with a high mortality rate due to its atypical and misleading symptoms. Supportive treatment, pain management, and treatment of complications are used in the treatment of AP. The treatment of hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis is plasmapheresis, which is an extracorporeal separation of blood components to assist in the removal of inflammatory mediators...
October 30, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082002/gender-bias-in-under-five-mortality-in-low-middle-income-countries
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Janaína Calu Costa, Inacio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva, Cesar Gomes Victora
INTRODUCTION: Due to biological reasons, boys are more likely to die than girls. The detection of gender bias requires knowing the expected relation between male and female mortality rates at different levels of overall mortality, in the absence of discrimination. Our objective was to compare two approaches aimed at assessing excess female under-five mortality rate (U5MR) in low/middle-income countries. METHODS: We compared the two approaches using data from 60 Demographic and Health Surveys (2005-2014)...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062464/estrogens-protect-calsequestrin-1-knockout-mice-from-lethal-hyperthermic-episodes-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-in-muscle
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Antonio Michelucci, Simona Boncompagni, Marta Canato, Carlo Reggiani, Feliciano Protasi
Oxidative stress has been proposed to play a key role in malignant hyperthermia (MH), a syndrome caused by excessive Ca(2+) release in skeletal muscle. Incidence of mortality in male calsequestrin-1 knockout (CASQ1-null) mice during exposure to halothane and heat (a syndrome closely resembling human MH) is far greater than that in females. To investigate the possible role of sex hormones in this still unexplained gender difference, we treated male and female CASQ1-null mice for 1 month, respectively, with Premarin (conjugated estrogens) and leuprolide (GnRH analog) and discovered that during exposure to halothane and heat Premarin reduced the mortality rate in males (79-27% and 86-20%), while leuprolide increased the incidence of mortality in females (18-73% and 24-82%)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053758/sex-differences-in-long-term-mortality-among-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-results-from-the-isar-risk-and-art-studies
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Romy Ubrich, Petra Barthel, Bernhard Haller, Katerina Hnatkova, Katharina Maria Huster, Alexander Steger, Alexander Müller, Marek Malik, Georg Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Mortality rates in females who survived acute myocardial infarction (AMI) exceed those in males. Differences between sexes in age, cardiovascular risk factors and revascularization therapy have been proposed as possible reasons. OBJECTIVE: To select sets of female and male patients comparable in respect of relevant risk factors in order to compare the sex-specific risk in a systematic manner. METHODS: Data of the ISAR-RISK and ART studies were investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029525/association-between-air-pollution-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-china-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lei Zhao, Heng-Rui Liang, Feng-Ying Chen, Zi Chen, Wei-Jie Guan, Jian-Hua Li
Air pollutant levels in many Chinese cities remained significantly higher than the upper limits stated in World Health Organization guidelines. In light of limited evidence in China, we conducted a meta-analysis summarizing the association between acute exposure of air pollution and cardiovascular mortality. We searched PubMed, and CNKI databases etc. for literature published in English or Chinese up to January 2017. Outcomes were pooled and compared using random-effects model. Excess risks (ERs) per 10 μg/m(3) increase in PM2...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985139/lung-cancer-risk-from-plutonium-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-mayak-and-sellafield-worker-cohorts
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Michael Gillies, Irina Kuznetsova, Mikhail Sokolnikov, Richard Haylock, Jackie O'Hagan, Yulia Tsareva, Elena Labutina
In this study, lung cancer risk from occupational plutonium exposure was analyzed in a pooled cohort of Mayak and Sellafield workers, two of the most informative cohorts in the world with detailed plutonium urine monitoring programs. The pooled cohort comprised 45,817 workers: 23,443 Sellafield workers first employed during 1947-2002 with follow-up until the end of 2005 and 22,374 Mayak workers first employed during 1948-1982 with follow-up until the end of 2008. In the pooled cohort 1,195 lung cancer deaths were observed (789 Mayak, 406 Sellafield) but only 893 lung cancer incidences (509 Mayak, 384 Sellafield, due to truncated follow-up in the incidence analysis)...
October 6, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983575/association-of-anesthesia-duration-with-complications-after-microvascular-reconstruction-of-the-head-and-neck
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Jacob S Brady, Stuti V Desai, Meghan M Crippen, Jean Anderson Eloy, Yuriy Gubenko, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
Importance: Prolonged anesthesia and operative times have deleterious effects on surgical outcomes in a variety of procedures. However, data regarding the influence of anesthesia duration on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck are lacking. Objective: To examine the association of anesthesia duration with complications after microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. Design, Setting, and Participants: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was used to collect data...
October 5, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983565/the-burden-of-primary-liver-cancer-and-underlying-etiologies-from-1990-to-2015-at-the-global-regional-and-national-level-results-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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December 1, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975492/sleeve-gastrectomy-outcomes-in-patients-with-bmi-between-30-and-35-3-years-of-follow-up
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Marcos A Berry, Lionel Urrutia, Patricio Lamoza, Alfredo Molina, Eduardo Luna, Federico Parra, María J Domínguez, Rodrigo Alonso
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 kg/m(2) plus comorbidities has shown to be safe and effective. The purpose of this study is to describe our outcomes in this group of patients after 3 years of follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective descriptive analysis of patients with initial BMI between 30 and 35 kg/m(2) plus comorbidities were submitted to LSG between 2006 and 2013. We analyzed gender, age, comorbidities, BMI, total weight loss (%TWL), excess weight loss (%EWL), comorbidity resolution, morbidity, and mortality...
October 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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