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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100255/early-life-exposure-to-air-pollution-and-greater-use-of-academic-support-services-in-childhood-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-urban-children
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Jeanette A Stingone, Katharine H McVeigh, Luz Claudio
BACKGROUND: There is a growing literature showing associations between prenatal and early-life exposure to air pollution and children's neurodevelopment. However, it is unclear if decrements in neurodevelopment observed in epidemiologic research translate into observable functional outcomes in the broader pediatric population. The objective of this study was to examine the association between early-life exposures to common urban air toxics and the use of academic support services, such as early intervention and special education within a population-based cohort of urban children...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096098/avoiding-untimely-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-by-intensified-heart-failure-therapy-optimization-supported-by-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-the-prolong-study
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David Duncker, Thorben König, Stephan Hohmann, Johann Bauersachs, Christian Veltmann
BACKGROUND: Optimal timing of implantation of an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) after newly diagnosed heart failure is unclear given that late reverse remodelling may occur. We aimed to analyze left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after diagnosis of an LVEF ≤35% during optimization of heart failure drug therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred fifty-six patients with newly diagnosed LVEF ≤35% receiving a wearable cardioverter/defibrillator (WCD) were analyzed...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095063/early-primary-care-follow-up-after-ed-and-hospital-discharge-does-it-affect-readmissions
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Sanjai Sinha, Joanna Seirup, Amanda Carmel
OBJECTIVES: After hospitalization, timely discharge follow-up has been linked to reduced readmissions in the heart failure population, but data from general inpatients has been mixed. The objective of this study was to determine if there was an association between completed follow-up appointments within 14 days of hospital discharge and 30-day readmission amongst primary care patients at an urban academic medical center. Index discharges included both inpatient and emergency room settings...
January 17, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091710/role-of-concurrent-vaginal-hysterectomy-in-the-outcomes-of-mesh-based-vaginal-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery
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James C Forde, Bilal Chughtai, Jennifer T Anger, Jialin Mao, Art Sedrakyan
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Hysterectomy is often performed at the time of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery; yet, there is insufficient evidence regarding the specific effect of hysterectomy on outcomes. We sought to determine the outcomes and associated short-term complications of mesh-based POP surgery with and without concurrent hysterectomy. METHODS: We utilized the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperation System (SPARCS) database to identify patients under 55 years of age undergoing surgeries for POP with mesh between 2009 and 2014...
January 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090295/an-advanced-protocol-driven-transition-from-parenteral-prostanoids-to-inhaled-trepostinil-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Ronald Oudiz, Manyoo Agarwal, Franz Rischard, Teresa De Marco
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) often require parenteral prostanoids to improve symptoms and signs of PAH. Complications of parenteral prostanoids-such as catheter-related infections and intolerable adverse effects-may develop, prompting transition to inhaled prostanoids. We report a prospective, protocol-driven transition from parenteral prostanoids to inhaled prostanoids with monitoring of exercise gas exchange and acute hemodynamics. Three PAH centers recruited patients transitioning from parenteral prostanoids to inhaled trepostinil...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090227/symptomatic-gallstones-in-the-young-changing-trends-of-the-gallstone-disease-related-hospitalization-in-the-state-of-new-york-1996-2010
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Sridhar Chilimuri, Vinaya Gaduputi, Hassan Tariq, Suresh Nayudu, Trupti Vakde, Mariela Glandt, Harish Patel
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate if the gallstone-related hospitalizations in the young (< 20 years of age) have increased over time in both the Bronx County and New York State as a whole. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 years (1996 - 2010) of Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data of New York State Department of Health. Patients with ICD-9 code diagnosis of 574 (cholelithiasis) among the first three discharge diagnoses were reviewed...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079871/the-relationship-between-the-rising-cesarean-delivery-and-postpartum-readmission-rates
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M A Clapp, J N Robinson, S E Little
OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to determine if the increasing rate of postpartum readmissions is related to the increasing rate of cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN: Readmitted patients were identified in the State Inpatient Databases of California, Florida and New York from 2004 to 2011. Relevant maternal comorbidities, pregnancy complications and intrapartum events were collected using ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes. The effects of cesarean delivery were first examined via univariate logistic regression to calculate the odds of readmission by year for patients who had delivered via cesarean section...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078449/social-media-responses-to-heat-waves
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Jihoon Jung, Christopher K Uejio
Social network services (SNSs) may benefit public health by augmenting surveillance and distributing information to the public. In this study, we collected Twitter data focusing on six different heat-related themes (air conditioning, cooling center, dehydration, electrical outage, energy assistance, and heat) for 182 days from May 7 to November 3, 2014. First, exploratory linear regression associated outdoor heat exposure to the theme-specific tweet counts for five study cities (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, and Atlanta)...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077665/spatial-cognition-in-a-virtual-reality-home-cage-extension-for-freely-moving-rodents
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Ursula Kaupert, Kay Thurley, Katja Frei, Francesco Bagorda, Alexej Schatz, Gilad Tocker, Sophia Rapoport, Dori Derdikman, York Winter
Virtual reality environments are part of a powerful tool set to investigate brain mechanisms of behavior in animals. For this, animals are mostly head-fixed or in a harness, and training for cognitively more complex VR paradigms is time consuming. A virtual reality apparatus allowing free animal movement and 24/7 operator-independent training of tasks would enable many new applications. Key prospective usages include brain imaging in behaving animals carrying a miniaturized mobile device such as a fluorescence microscope, or an optetrode...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075695/lessons-from-launching-the-diabetes-prevention-program-in-a-large-integrated-health-care-delivery-system-a-case-study
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Colin D Rehm, Melinda E Marquez, Elizabeth Spurrell-Huss, Nicole Hollingsworth, Amanda S Parsons
There is urgent need for health systems to prevent diabetes. To date, few health systems have implemented the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and the few that have mostly partnered with community-based organizations to implement the program. Given the recent decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reimburse for diabetes prevention, there is likely much interest in how such programs can be implemented within large health systems or how community partnerships can be expanded to support DPP implementation...
January 11, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073769/aldosterone-does-not-predict-cardiovascular-events-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-patients-initially-without-heart-failure
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Reynaria Pitts, Elise Gunzburger, Christie M Ballantyne, Philip J Barter, David Kallend, Lawrence A Leiter, Eran Leitersdorf, Stephen J Nicholls, Prediman K Shah, Jean-Claude Tardif, Anders G Olsson, John J V McMurray, John Kittelson, Gregory G Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone may have adverse effects in the myocardium and vasculature. Treatment with an aldosterone antagonist reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure (HF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. However, most patients with acute coronary syndrome do not have advanced HF. Among such patients, it is unknown whether aldosterone predicts cardiovascular risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: To address this question, we examined data from the dal-OUTCOMES trial that compared the cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor dalcetrapib with placebo, beginning 4 to 12 weeks after an index acute coronary syndrome...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071643/development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-measure-preferences-and-expectations-of-patients-undergoing-palliative-chemotherapy-expect-questionnaire
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V M Patil, S Chakraborty, T K Jithin, S Dessai, T P Sajith Babu, V Raghavan, M Geetha, T Shiva Kumar, M S Biji, A Bhattacharjee, C Nair
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to design and validate the questionnaire for capturing palliative chemotherapy-related preferences and expectations. DESIGN: Single arm, unicentric, prospective observational study. METHODS: EXPECT questionnaire was designed to capture preferences and expectations of patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy. This questionnaire underwent a linguistic validation and then was tested in patients. Ten patients are undergoing chemotherapy for solid tumors who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria self-administered the EXPECT questionnaire in regional language...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062549/redo-procedures-for-degenerated-stentless-aortic-xenografts-and-the-role-of-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-techniques%C3%A2
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Herko Grubitzsch, Sebastian Zobel, Torsten Christ, Sebastian Holinski, Karl Stangl, Sascha Treskatsch, Volkmar Falk, Michael Laule
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates reinterventions for degenerated stentless aortic xenografts. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 52 consecutive patients (age 72.3 ± 9.7 years, EuroSCORE II 11.1 ± 8.9%) underwent reintervention for failed stentless aortic valves (60% porcine, 40% pericardial, 87% sub-coronary, 81% isolated/combined regurgitation). RESULTS: Based on age, EuroSCORE II, the presence of pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, a patent internal mammary artery graft and required concomitant procedures, the heart team assigned 25 patients to reoperation and 27 to valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI)...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060176/bone-morphogenetic-proteins-in-pediatric-spinal-arthrodesis-a-statewide-analysis-of-trends-and-outcome-of-utilization
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, William W Schairer, Ting Pan, Roger F Widmann, John S Blanco, Daniel W Green, Stephen Lyman, Emily R Dodwell
INTRODUCTION: Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is considered off-label when used to augment spinal arthrodesis in children and adolescents. There is a paucity of longer-term information on BMP use in this population. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of BMP utilization in pediatric spinal arthrodesis, assess factors associated with BMP use in this population, and evaluate long-term outcome. METHODS: Spinal arthrodeses in patients 18 years and younger performed in New York State between 2004 and 2014 were identified through the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059971/geographical-information-system-evaluation-and-trends-of-nonaccidental-trauma-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-pilot-study
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Michael Robert Smith, Robert Lee Davis, Patricia Anne Phillips, Tatyana Shvilkina, Kamalijit Kaur, Heather Katrina Tabolt, Matthew Krause, Vincent Galdi
PREMISE: Although trauma may be considered a random act, geographical patterns of trauma potentially emerge. Our institution is unique in that it rests at an intersection of two of the highest areas of poverty and assault in New York City and has adequate data to analyze these patterns. METHODS: We review the incident reports logged by emergency medical services (EMS) technicians arriving with intentionally injured trauma patients from January 1 to December 31, 2013 at a single institution...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057286/transcatheter-valve-in-ring-implantation%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-residual%C3%A2-or-recurrent-tricuspid-valve-dysfunction-after-prior-surgical-repair
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Jamil Aboulhosn, Allison K Cabalka, Daniel S Levi, Dominique Himbert, Luca Testa, Azeem Latib, Raj R Makkar, Younes Boudjemline, Dennis W Kim, Joelle Kefer, Sabine Bleiziffer, Gunter Kerst, Danny Dvir, Doff B McElhinney
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the results of transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-ring (TVIR) implantation for treatment of tricuspid regurgitation (TR). BACKGROUND: Off-label use of transcatheter valves within surgically placed tricuspid annuloplasty prostheses has only been described in small reports. An international multicenter registry was developed to collect data on TVIR implantation. METHODS: Data were collected from 13 sites on 22 patients (5 to 69 years of age) with TR who underwent catheterization with the intent to perform TVIR implantation...
January 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053131/a-severity-based-clinical-staging-model-for-the-psychosis-prodrome-longitudinal-findings-from-the-new-york-recognition-and-prevention-program
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Ricardo E Carrión, Christoph U Correll, Andrea M Auther, Barbara A Cornblatt
Clinical staging improved the possibility of intervening during the psychosis prodrome to limit progression of illness. The current study aimed to validate a novel 4-stage severity-based model with a focus on clinical change over time and risk for conversion to psychosis. One hundred seventy-one individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis were followed prospectively (3 ± 1.6 y) as part of the Recognition and Prevention (RAP) program and divided into 4 diagnostic stages according to absence/presence and severity of attenuated positive symptoms...
January 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052509/spatially-dependent-biotic-and-abiotic-factors-drive-survivorship-and-physical-structure-of-green-roof-vegetation
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Jason M Aloisio, Matthew I Palmer, Mario A Giampieri, Amy R Tuininga, James D Lewis
Plant survivorship depends on biotic and abiotic factors that vary at local and regional scales. This survivorship, in turn, has cascading effects on community composition and the physical structure of vegetation. Survivorship of native plant species is variable among populations planted in environmentally stressful habitats like urban roofs, but the degree to which factors at different spatial scales affect survivorship in urban systems is not well understood. We evaluated the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on survivorship, composition, and physical structure of two native perennial species assemblages, one characterized by a mixture of C4 grasses and forbs (Hempstead Plains, HP) and one characterized by a mixture of C3 grasses and forbs (Rocky Summit, RS), that were initially sown at equal ratios of growth forms (5:1:4; grass, N-fixing forb and non-N-fixing forb) in replicate 2-m(2) plots planted on 10 roofs in New York City (New York, USA)...
January 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049820/on-demand-high-capacity-ride-sharing-via-dynamic-trip-vehicle-assignment
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Javier Alonso-Mora, Samitha Samaranayake, Alex Wallar, Emilio Frazzoli, Daniela Rus
Ride-sharing services are transforming urban mobility by providing timely and convenient transportation to anybody, anywhere, and anytime. These services present enormous potential for positive societal impacts with respect to pollution, energy consumption, congestion, etc. Current mathematical models, however, do not fully address the potential of ride-sharing. Recently, a large-scale study highlighted some of the benefits of car pooling but was limited to static routes with two riders per vehicle (optimally) or three (with heuristics)...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048608/tu-e-tour-i-00-exhibit-hall-guided-tours-dosimters-for-qc-in-diagnostic-imaging-tuesday
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: Tour Leader: Xia Jiang, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Tour Guides: Xia Jiang, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Kevin Little, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Christina Sammet, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL Participating Vendors: IBA PTW - New York Radcal Corporation RTI Electronics, Inc. Exhibit Hall Guided Tours is a new program launching this year at the Annual Meeting. The Guided Tours are designed to enhance the interaction between meeting attendees and exhibitors...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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