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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102972/evaluating-the-clinical-copd-questionnaire-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zijing Zhou, Aiyuan Zhou, Yiyang Zhao, Ping Chen
The Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ) is recommended by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to evaluate health status in patients with COPD. The objective of this work was to systemically assess the reliability, validity, responsiveness and minimum clinically important difference (MCID) of the CCQ. A structured search was conducted in three databases to identify articles that evaluated the psychometric properties of the CCQ in individuals with COPD. Two investigators screened the title, abstract and full text of the articles to determine study eligibility and performed the data extraction...
February 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101964/patient-outcome-after-implant-of-a-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-the-real-world-the-key-role-of-co-morbidities
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EDITORIAL
Giuseppe Boriani, Vincenzo Livio Malavasi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101311/a-hospital-based-retrospective-comparative-study-of-complications-outcomes-clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-of-malaria-with-and-without-neurological-involvement
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Sohaib Ahmad, Nadia Shirazi, Nowneet K Bhat, Minakshi Dhar, Garima Mittal, Manish Mittal, Nidhi Kaeley, Manoj Kumar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Classically associated with Plasmodium (P.) falciparum, neurological complications in severe malaria is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, reports implicate the long considered benign P. vivax for causing severe malaria as well. We aimed to analyse the cerebral complications in malaria, and study if there is a species-related difference in the presentation and outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively compared patients with malaria hospitalised from 2009-15, with (n=105) and without (n=1155) neurological involvement regarding outcomes, complications, demographic attributes, clinical features, and laboratory parameters...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101237/heat-shock-factor-2-is-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-lung-cancer-by-enhancing-the-expression-of-heat-shock-proteins
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Yun-Hua Zhong, Hong-Zhong Cheng, Hao Peng, Shi-Cong Tang, Ping Wang
Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly lung cancer. Heat shock proteins and their upstream heat shock factors are involved in the occurrence of cancer and have been widely researched. However, the role of heat shock factor 2 (HSF2) in lung cancer remains unclear. In the present study, expression levels of HSF2 in lung cancer tissues from 50 lung cancer patients were detected by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and 76% (38/50) were upregulated compared with the matched normal tissues...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101219/n-terminal-truncated-carboxypeptidase-e-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Jing Sun, Dawei Meng, Li Li, Xin Tian, Yunji Jia, Hongyue Wang, Huihui Yu, Tiemin Sun, Aibing Qu, Hui Shen, Jimin Bao, Guirong Zhang
Lung cancer is a malignant tumor with high morbidity and mortality rates. To date, no suitable molecular diagnostic tool to predict disease recurrence and metastasis has been identified. The current study aimed to evaluate the potential of N-terminal truncated carboxypeptidase E (CPEΔN) to predict the recurrence and metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma. Western blotting revealed the co-expression of CPE and CPEΔN in the surgically collected pathological and pericarcinoma tissues tissues of 62.1% (59/95) lung adenocarcinoma patients...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100498/the-predominant-cd4-th1-cytokine-elicited-to-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-women-is-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-not-interferon-gamma
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Stephen J Jordan, Kanupriya Gupta, Brian M O Ogendi, Rakesh K Bakshi, Richa Kapil, Christen G Press, Steffanie Sabbaj, Jeannette Y Lee, William M Geisler
Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infection and can cause significant reproductive morbidity in women. There is insufficient knowledge of C. trachomatis-specific immune responses in humans, which could be important in guiding vaccine development efforts. In contrast, murine models have clearly demonstrated the essential role of Type 1 T helper cells (Th1), especially interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) producing CD4(+) T-cells, in protective immunity to chlamydia. To determine the frequency and magnitude of Th1 cytokine responses elicited to C...
January 18, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100288/childhood-maltreatment-and-eating-disorder-pathology-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis
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M L Molendijk, H W Hoek, T D Brewerton, B M Elzinga
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses have established a high prevalence of childhood maltreatment (CM) in patients with eating disorders (EDs) relative to the general population. Whether the prevalence of CM in EDs is also high relative to that in other mental disorders has not yet been established through meta-analyses nor to what extent CM affects defining features of EDs, such as number of binge/purge episodes or age at onset. Our aim is to provide meta-analyses on the associations between exposure to CM (i...
January 19, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099405/insights-in-transplanting-complex-paediatric-renal-recipients-with-vascular-anomalies
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Pankaj Chandak, Nicos Kessaris, Chris J Callaghan, Francis Calder, Jelena Stojanovic, Jonathon Olsburgh, Martin Drage, Helen Hume-Smith, Zubir Ahmed, Anna Adamusiak, Derek Roebuck, Colin Forman, Stephen D Marks, Nizam Mamode
BACKGROUND: Children with end-stage kidney disease may have co-existing iatrogenic or congenital vascular anomalies making transplantation difficult. We describe our approach in 5 recipients with vascular anomalies and significant co-morbidities, including one case of blood group incompatibility. METHODS: Five children aged 3 - 17 (median 7) years, weighing 14 - 34 (median 18) kg of whom 4 had occluded inferior vena cava or iliac veins and 2 had previous complex vascular reconstructions prior to transplantation for mid-aortic syndrome and multiple aortic aneurysms, respectively underwent renal transplantation...
January 17, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099093/patients-with-infectious-endocarditis-and-drug-dependence-have-worse-clinical-outcomes-after-valvular-surgery
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Anthony Lemaire, Viktor Dombrovskiy, Siavash Saadat, George Batsides, Aziz Ghaly, Alan Spotnitz, Leonard Y Lee
BACKGROUND: Patients with infective endocarditis (IE) are at high risk for post-operative morbidity and death, which might be associated with drug abuse. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of drug dependence on outcomes in patients who have IE and undergo valvular surgery (VS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Nationwide/National Inpatient Sample 2001-2012 was queried to select patients with IE who had elective VS using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis and procedure codes...
January 18, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097800/inception-and-utility-of-a-renal-replacement-registry-using-administrative-health-data-in-north-east-italy
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Francesca Valent, Anna Busolin, Giuliano Boscutti
BACKGROUND: Disease registries are useful tools for public health planning, evaluating clinical practice and providing information on cohorts of patients. METHODS: The administrative databases of the regional health information system of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy were used to build a regional registry of the resident population in renal replacement therapy (including dialysis and renal transplantation), through an algorithm taking into account hospital discharge and outpatient ambulatory care data...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097102/mechanisms-of-accelerated-liver-fibrosis-progression-during-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Jose D Debes, Paul R Bohjanen, Andre Boonstra
With the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART), a dramatic reduction in HIV-related morbidity and mortality has been observed. However, it is now becoming increasingly clear that liver-related complications, particularly rapid fibrosis development from ART as well as from the chronic HIV infection itself, are of serious concern to HIV patients. The pathophysiology of liver fibrosis in patients with HIV is a multifactorial process whereby persistent viral replication, and bacterial translocation lead to chronic immune activation and inflammation, which ART is unable to fully suppress, promoting production of fibrinogenic mediators and fibrosis...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097068/hepatic-fibrosis-and-factors-associated-with-liver-stiffness-in-hiv-mono-infected-individuals
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Mihály Sulyok, Tamás Ferenci, Mihály Makara, Gábor Horváth, János Szlávik, Zsófia Rupnik, Luca Kormos, Zsuzsanna Gerlei, Zita Sulyok, István Vályi-Nagy
BACKGROUND: Liver disease has become an important cause of morbidity and mortality even in those HIV-infected individuals who are devoid of hepatitis virus co-infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of hepatic fibrosis and the role of associated factors using liver stiffness measurement in HIV mono-infected patients without significant alcohol intake. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 101 HIV mono-infected patients recruited prospectively from March 1, 2014 to October 30, 2014 at the Center for HIV, St István and St László Hospital, Budapest, Hungary...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095969/body-fat-distribution-ratios-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-in-youth-with-obesity
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Amy Glicksman, Stasia Hadjiyannakis, Nicholas Barrowman, Scott Walker, Lynda Hoey, Sherri Lynne Katz
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Obesity and regional fat distribution, measured by neck fat mass percentage using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), correlate with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity in adults. In obese children, neck-to-waist-circumference ratio predicts OSA. This study examined associations between body fat percentage and distribution and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) severity in obese youth, measured with DXA. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study conducted at a tertiary children's hospital...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095841/outcome-following-valve-surgery-in-australia-development-of-an-enhanced-database-module
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E Anne Russell, Christopher M Reid, Warren F Walsh, Alex Brown, Graeme P Maguire
BACKGROUND: Valvular heart disease, including rheumatic heart disease (RHD), is an important cause of heart disease globally. Management of advanced disease can include surgery and other interventions to repair or replace affected valves. This article summarises the methodology of a study that will incorporate enhanced data collection systems to provide additional insights into treatment choice and outcome for advanced valvular disease including that due to RHD. METHODS: An enhanced data collection system will be developed linking an existing Australian cardiac surgery registry to more detailed baseline co-morbidity, medication, echocardiographic and hospital separation data to identify predictors of morbidity and mortality outcome following valve surgery...
January 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095491/pro-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-pregnant-women-with-and-without-preeclampsia
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Niren Ray Maharaj, Alisa Phulukdaree, Savania Nagiah, Prithiksha Ramkaran, Charlette Tiloke, Anil Amichund Chuturgoon
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia and HIV/AIDS are inflammatory conditions that contribute significantly to adverse maternal and foetal outcomes. The immune reconstitution effects of HAART on inflammatory mediators has not been adequately studied in pregnancy and may impact on the inflammatory cytokine network in women with co-morbid preeclampsia. Our study evaluated changes in pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-2, TNF-α, IFN-γ and IL-6 in HIV infected preeclamptic women on HAART. METHODS: A prospective experimental study was conducted at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital between July 2013 and September 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093900/who-is-responsible-for-metabolic-screening-for-mental-health-clients-taking-antipsychotic-medications
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Tamara Ward, Dianne Wynaden, Karen Heslop
Metabolic syndrome is common in mental health consumer populations, and is linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic screening is a way of recognising consumers who are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome but internationally screening rates remain low. A retrospective audit was completed at one Australian public mental health service on the case files of 100 randomly selected consumers to determine nurses level of compliance with metabolic screening policies over a 12 month period...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093791/local-therapy-improves-overall-survival-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Rahul R Parikh, John Byun, Sharad Goyal, Isaac Yi Kim
BACKGROUND: The role of local therapy, in the form of radiation therapy (RT) or radical prostatectomy(RP), and its association on outcomes is not well established in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we evaluated patterns of care and outcomes among patients diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013 treated with local therapy (RP, intensity-modulated radiation therapy [IMRT], or 2D/3D-conformal radiation therapy [CRT])...
January 17, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091806/gout-in-immigrant-groups-a-cohort-study-in-sweden
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Per Wändell, Axel C Carlsson, Xinjun Li, Danijela Gasevic, Johan Ärnlöv, Martin J Holzmann, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
Our aim was to study the association between country of birth and incidence of gout in different immigrant groups in Sweden. The study population included the whole population of Sweden. Gout was defined as having at least one registered diagnosis in the National Patient Register. The association between incidence of gout and country of birth was assessed by Cox regression, with hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI), using Swedish-born individuals as referents. All models were conducted in both men and women, and the full model was adjusted for age, place of residence in Sweden, educational level, marital status, neighbourhood socio-economic status and co-morbidities...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090185/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-anterior-circulation-intracranial-aneurysm-managed-with-clipping-in-hospital-sungai-buloh
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Ailani Ab Ghani, Saiful Azli Mat Nayan, Regunath Kandasamy, Azmin Kas Rosman, Abdul Rahman Izani Ghani
INTRODUCTION: The annual incidence of intracranial aneurysm in Malaysia is estimated to be 1.1-1.7 per 100,000 population based on a study done conducted in 1988. Since then, little epidemiological research has been conducted in Malaysia, and the real incidence is therefore probably unreported despite advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder. Intracranial aneurysm may be treated by microsurgical clipping or embolisation depending on its location and the surgeon's preference...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089438/a-retrospective-comparison-of-biliopancreatic-diversion-with-duodenal-switch-with-single-anastomosis-duodenal-switch-sips-stomach-intestinal-pylorus-sparing-surgery-at-a-single-institution-with-two-year-follow-up
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Amit Surve, Hinali Zaveri, Daniel Cottam, LeGrand Belnap, Austin Cottam, Samuel Cottam
BACKGROUND: The traditional duodenal switch is performed using a Roux-en-Y configuration. This procedure has proven to be the most effective procedure for long-term weight loss and co-morbidity reduction. Recently, stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery (SIPS) has been introduced as a simpler and potentially safer variation of the duodenal switch (DS). It is a single anastomosis end-to-side proximal duodeno-ileal bypass with a sleeve gastrectomy. In this study, we compare our outcomes between biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) and SIPS at 2 years...
December 2, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
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