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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750140/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-male-genital-lichen-sclerosus-a-retrospective-review-of-301-patients
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G Kravvas, T N Shim, P R Doiron, A Freeman, C Jameson, S Minhas, A Muneer, C B Bunker
INTRODUCTION: Male genital lichen sclerosus (MGLSc) is an acquired, chronic, inflammatory skin disease that is associated with significant morbidity and squamous cell carcinoma of the penis (PSCC). However, some clinical, diagnostic and management controversies endure, including the relationship with penile intraepithelial neoplasia (PeIN). OBJECTIVES: To clarify clinical presentations, diagnostic approaches, histological findings, response to treatment and the relationship with PeIN...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749948/anemia-a-significant-cardiovascular-mortality-risk-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-the-comorbidities-of-hypertension-and-kidney-disease
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Wei-Chieh Lee, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Huang-Chung Chen, Chien-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Chi-Ling Hang, Chiung-Jen Wu, Chih-Yuan Fang
BACKGROUND: The effect of anemia on patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of anemia on STEMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: From January 2005 to December 2014, 1751 patients experienced STEMI checked serum hemoglobin initially before any administration of fluids or IV medications. 1751 patients then received primary percutaneous intervention immediately. A total of 1388 patients were enrolled in the non-anemia group because their serum hemoglobin level was more than 13 g/L in males, and 12 g/L in females...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748360/autophagy-and-inflammation
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Mengjia Qian, Xiaocong Fang, Xiangdong Wang
Autophagy is a homeostatic mechanism involved in the disposal of damaged organelles, denatured proteins as well as invaded pathogens through a lysosomal degradation pathway. Recently, increasing evidences have demonstrated its role in both innate and adaptive immunity, and thereby influence the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. The detection of autophagy machinery facilitated the measurement of autophagy during physiological and pathophysiological processes. Autophagy plays critical roles in inflammation through influencing the development, homeostasis and survival of inflammatory cells, including macrophages, neutrophils and lymphocytes; effecting the transcription, processing and secretion of a number of cytokines, as well as being regulated by cytokines...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748119/uric-acid-in-the-pathogenesis-of-metabolic-renal-and-cardiovascular-diseases-a-review
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Usama A A Sharaf El Din, Mona M Salem, Dina O Abdulazim
The association between uric acid (UA) on one side and systemic hypertension (Htn), dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance, overweight, fatty liver, renal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD) on the other side is well recognized. However, the causal relationship between UA and these different clinical problems is still debatable. The recent years have witnessed hundreds of experimental and clinical trials that favored the opinion that UA is a probable player in the pathogenesis of these disease entities. These studies disclosed the strong association between hyperuricemia and metabolic syndrome (MS), obesity, Htn, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertriglyceridemia, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease (CKD), coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure and increased mortality among cardiac and CKD patients...
September 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747961/determinants-of-nicotine-dependence-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Yun Su Sim, Jin Hwa Lee, Ki Uk Kim, Seung Won Ra, Hye Yun Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Deog Kyeom Kim, Kyeong-Cheol Shin, Sang Haak Lee, Hun Gyu Hwang, Joong Hyun Ahn, Yong Bum Park, Yu-Il Kim, Kwang Ha Yoo, Ina Jeong, Yeon-Mok Oh, Sang-Do Lee
BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation is the most powerful intervention to modify progress of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and nicotine dependence is one of the most important determinants of success or failure in smoking cessation. We evaluated nicotine dependence status and investigated factors associated with moderate to high nicotine dependence in patients with COPD. METHODS: We included 53 current smokers with COPD in the Korean Obstructive Lung Disease II cohort enrolled between January 2014 and March 2016...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747298/estimating-one-year-risk-of-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-retrospective-development-and-validation-study-using-electronic-medical-record-data-from-the-state-of-maine
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Shiying Hao, Tianyun Fu, Qian Wu, Bo Jin, Chunqing Zhu, Zhongkai Hu, Yanting Guo, Yan Zhang, Yunxian Yu, Terry Fouts, Phillip Ng, Devore S Culver, Shaun T Alfreds, Frank Stearns, Karl G Sylvester, Eric Widen, Doff B McElhinney, Xuefeng B Ling
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health concern in the United States with high prevalence, growing incidence, and serious adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop and validate a model to identify patients at risk of receiving a new diagnosis of CKD (incident CKD) during the next 1 year in a general population. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients who had visited any care facility in the Maine Health Information Exchange network any time between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2015, and had no history of CKD diagnosis...
July 26, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746558/effects-of-prayer-on-the-vital-signs-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-randomized-controlled-trial
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Thaila Oliveira Zatiti Brasileiro, Andressa Anunciação de Oliveira Prado, Bianca Bacelar de Assis, Denismar Alves Nogueira, Rogério Silva Lima, Erika de Cassia Lopes Chaves
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of prayer on blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate in patients with chronic kidney disease and learn their perception of the intervention. METHOD: A randomized controlledtrial, double blind with a sample of volunteers, randomized into an intervention group (n=42) and a control group (n=37). Questionnaires addressing socio-demographic, clinical and spiritual characteristics and the Duke University Religious Index were applied...
July 20, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746330/updates-on-pharmacological-treatment-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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R Koirala, E G I Søegaard, S B Thapa
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects a significant proportion of those who have been exposed to exceptionally threatening or catastrophic events or situations such as earthquakes, rape and civil war. The condition can often become chronic and disabling. Medical intervention can therefore be of paramount importance. There are no national guidelines for trauma disorders in Nepal and there is a lack of adequate knowledge regarding drug treatment of PTSD among doctors and other service providers. Though psychotherapy is internationally regarded as the first line treatment for PTSD, it is often not feasible in Nepal due to lack of resources and skilled health workers in this field...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745812/neuronal-control-of-experimental-colitis-occurs-via-sympathetic-intestinal-innervation
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R A Willemze, O Welting, H P van Hamersveld, S L Meijer, J H A Folgering, H Darwinkel, J Witherington, A Sridhar, M J Vervoordeldonk, J Seppen, W J de Jonge
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation is currently clinically evaluated as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. However, the mechanism by which this therapeutic intervention can have an immune-regulatory effect in colitis remains unclear. We determined the effect of intestine-specific vagotomy or intestine-specific sympathectomy of the superior mesenteric nerve (SMN) on dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis in mice. Furthermore, we tested the efficacy of therapeutic SMN stimulation to treat DSS-induced colitis in rats...
July 26, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745394/opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Andrew L Gray, Elliot Krane, Navil Sethna, Miranda Al van Tilburg, Boris Zernikow, Philip J Wiffen
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as importantWe designed a suite of seven reviews on chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain (looking at antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and paracetamol as priority areas) in order to review the evidence for children's pain utilising pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743984/gut-microbiota-and-ibd-causation-or-correlation
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REVIEW
Josephine Ni, Gary D Wu, Lindsey Albenberg, Vesselin T Tomov
A general consensus exists that IBD is associated with compositional and metabolic changes in the intestinal microbiota (dysbiosis). However, a direct causal relationship between dysbiosis and IBD has not been definitively established in humans. Findings from animal models have revealed diverse and context-specific roles of the gut microbiota in health and disease, ranging from protective to pro-inflammatory actions. Moreover, evidence from these experimental models suggest that although gut bacteria often drive immune activation, chronic inflammation in turn shapes the gut microbiota and contributes to dysbiosis...
July 19, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743067/-we-must-cooperate-with-one-another-against-the-enemy-agency-and-activism-in-school-aged-children-as-protective-factors-against-ongoing-war-trauma-and-political-violence-in-the-gaza-strip
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Guido Veronese, Alessandro Pepe, Alaa Jaradah, Feda Murannak, Housam Hamdouna
This exploratory qualitative study investigated self-perceived risk and protection factors that may reinforce the ability of children living in refugee camps on the Gaza Strip to adjust to a traumatic and risky life context characterized by loss and dispossession. The sample comprised 200 Palestinian children recruited at primary schools in four refugee camps in the Gaza Strip following the Israeli military operation "Pillar of Defence" in 2012. Thematic content analysis was applied to written materials and narratives produced by the children...
July 22, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742586/summary-of-future-developments
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Jessica R Zolton, Alan Decherney
Endometriosis is a chronic disease with the potential to cause devastating clinical manifestations such as infertility and chronic pelvic disease. Current treatment is limited to surgical intervention and pharmacologic therapy targeting estrogen and progesterone to suppress ectopic endometrial tissue proliferation. Undesired side effects and contraindications to the use of hormonal medications may reduce treatment options. As the pathogenesis of endometriosis continues to be investigated, new therapies will emerge...
September 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742239/a-scoping-review-of-skills-and-tools-oral-health-professionals-need-to-engage-children-and-parents-in-dietary-changes-to-prevent-childhood-obesity-and-consumption-of-sugar-sweetened-beverages
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Lisa F Mallonee, Linda D Boyd, Cynthia Stegeman
OBJECTIVES: Increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has been linked to obesity. Obesity now affects one in six children in the United States. The purpose of this scoping review is to identify and review published studies that discuss skills and tools oral health professionals can use with children (under age 12) and their parents to encourage dietary changes to aid in preventing childhood obesity and reducing consumption of SSBs. METHODS: Key search terms were identified and used to examine selected databases via PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741245/the-last-frontier-transcatheter-devices-for-percutaneous-or-minimally-invasive-treatment-of-chronic-heart-failure
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REVIEW
V J Nijenhuis, L Sanchis, J A S van der Heyden, P Klein, B J W M Rensing, A Latib, F Maisano, J M Ten Berg, P Agostoni, M J Swaans
Heart failure has a high prevalence in the general population. Morbidity and mortality of heart failure patients remain high, despite improvements in drug therapy, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy. New transcatheter implantable devices have been developed to improve the treatment of heart failure. There has been a rapid development of minimally invasive or transcatheter devices used in the treatment of heart failure associated with aortic and mitral valve disease and these devices are being incorporated into routine clinical practice at a fast rate...
July 24, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740845/perspectives-on-a-us-mexico-border-community-s-diabetes-and-health-care-access-mobilization-efforts-and-comparative-analysis-of-community-health-needs-over-12%C3%A2-years
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Cecilia Ballesteros Rosales, Jill Eileen Guernsey de Zapien, Jean Chang, Maia Ingram, Maria L Fernandez, Scott C Carvajal, Lisa K Staten
This paper describes a community coalition-university partnership to address health needs in an underserved US-Mexico border, community. For approximately 15 years, this coalition engaged in community-based participatory research with community organizations, state/local health departments, and the state's only accredited college of public health. Notable efforts include the systematic collection of health-relevant data 12 years apart and data that spawned numerous health promotion activities. The latter includes specific evidence-based chronic disease-preventive interventions, including one that is now disseminated and replicated in Latino communities in the US and Mexico, and policy-level changes...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740367/-open-mesh-or-strictly-selected-population-recruitment-the-experience-of-the-randomized-controlled-mememe-trial
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Mauro Cortellini, Franco Berrino, Patrizia Pasanisi
Among randomized controlled trials (RCTs), trials for primary prevention require large samples and long follow-up to obtain a high-quality outcome; therefore the recruitment process and the drop-out rates largely dictate the adequacy of the results. We are conducting a Phase III trial on persons with metabolic syndrome to test the hypothesis that comprehensive lifestyle changes and/or metformin treatment prevents age-related chronic diseases (the MeMeMe trial, EudraCT number: 2012-005427-32, also registered on ClinicalTrials...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739541/testing-the-comparative-effects-of-physical-activity-advice-by-humans-vs-computers-in-underserved-populations-the-compass-trial-design-methods-and-baseline-characteristics
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Abby C King, Ines Campero, Jylana L Sheats, Cynthia M Castro Sweet, Dulce Garcia, Aldo Chazaro, German Blanco, Michelle Hauser, Fernando Fierros, David K Ahn, Jose Diaz, Monica Done, Juan Fernandez, Timothy Bickmore
While physical inactivity is a key risk factor for a range of chronic diseases and conditions associated with aging, a significant proportion of midlife and older adults remain insufficiently active. This is particularly true for ethnic minority populations such as Latino adults for whom few culturally adapted programs have been developed and tested. The major objective of this 12-month cluster-randomized controlled trial is to test the comparative effectiveness of two linguistically and culturally adapted, community-based physical activity interventions with the potential for broad reach and translation...
July 21, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738758/laparoscopic-treated-neuralgia-after-inguinal-hernia-repair-case-report-and-literature-review
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M Engelen, K Dilen, E Baten
BACKGROUND: Neuralgia after inguinal hernia repair is a known but potential invalidating complication with a reported incidence of 10-12%. Diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. Based on a case report and literature review, disease aspects and treatment options including laparoscopic (triple) neurectomy are discussed. METHODS: A case of laparoscopic treated neuralgia after hernia inguinalis repair is reported. After an extensive MeSH-term based literature search, 26 articles were included for in-depth analysis and literature review...
July 25, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738456/-cost-effectiveness-of-community-based-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-china
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S X Zhang, P C Yang, Y L Cai, Y Lin, Y H Zou
Objective: Since eliminating hepatitis B in China would need considerable public health resources, the economics problem of the strategy of community-based antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) has become an important issue. The cost-effectiveness and affordability of the strategy were evaluated in this study. Methods: According to the advocacy on eliminating hepatitis B by WHO and the comprehensive protocol of community based prevention of major infectious diseases and the guideline for CHB prevention and treatment in China, the decision analytic Markov model was constructed with the parameters from national surveys or Meta-analysis...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
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