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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727900/head-midline-position-for-preventing-the-occurrence-or-extension-of-germinal-matrix-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
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Olga Romantsik, Maria Grazia Calevo, Matteo Bruschettini
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is known to constitute the major risk factor for development of germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GM-IVH). Head position may affect cerebral hemodynamics and thus may be involved indirectly in development of GM-IVH. Turning the head toward one side may functionally occlude jugular venous drainage on the ipsilateral side while increasing intracranial pressure and cerebral blood volume. Thus, it has been suggested that cerebral venous pressure is reduced and hydrostatic brain drainage improved if the patient is in supine midline position with the bed tilted 30°...
July 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721836/assisted-reproductive-technologies-a-hierarchy-of-risks-for-conception-pregnancy-outcomes-and-treatment-decisions
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M J Davies, A R Rumbold, V M Moore
The use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) for the treatment of infertility has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, and now accounts for 4% of all births in Australia, and over 1 m births annually around the globe. There is consistent reporting of increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes and birth defects following infertility treatment. However, change in practice has been stymied by critical knowledge gaps with regards to (a) the relative contribution of patient and treatment factors to adverse outcomes, (b) the independent contribution of specific contemporary treatments and treatment combinations to outcomes, (c) the impact of innovations in laboratory and clinical practice on treatment success and observed risk and (d) changes over time in patient characteristics...
August 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721812/update-on-phototherapy-in-jaundiced-neonates
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Finn Ebbesen, Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M Jeffrey Maisels
BACKGROUND: Even relatively low serum bilirubin concentrations can cause neurodevelopmental impairment in extremely low birth weight (EBWL) infants, while sequelae from hyperbilirubinemia in late preterm and term infants are rare and occur only at very high serum bilirubin lev-els. Phototherapy is the current treatment of choice. OBJECTIVE: To present an update on the most important issues involved in phototherapy for jaundiced infants. RESULTS: Light absorption by bilirubin in the skin transforms the native Z,Z-bilirubin to conformational photoisomers Z,E-bilirubin and E,Z-bilirubin and structural photoisomers E,Z-lumirubin and E,E-lumirubin...
July 18, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719733/characterizing-a-mouse-model-for-evaluation-of-countermeasures-against-hydrogen-sulfide-induced-neurotoxicity-and-neurological-sequelae
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Poojya Anantharam, Elizabeth M Whitley, Belinda Mahama, Dong-Suk Kim, Paula M Imerman, Dahai Shao, Monica R Langley, Arthi Kanthasamy, Wilson K Rumbeiha
Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) is a highly neurotoxic gas. It is the second most common cause of gas-induced deaths. Beyond mortality, surviving victims of acute exposure may suffer long-term neurological sequelae. There is a need to develop countermeasures against H2 S poisoning. However, no translational animal model of H2 S-induced neurological sequelae exists. Here, we describe a novel mouse model of H2 S-induced neurotoxicity for translational research. In paradigm I, C57/BL6 mice were exposed to 765 ppm H2 S for 40 min on day 1, followed by 15-min daily exposures for periods ranging from 1 to 6 days...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719691/associations-of-weight-gain-from-early-to-middle-adulthood-with-major-health-outcomes-later-in-life
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Yan Zheng, JoAnn E Manson, Changzheng Yuan, Matthew H Liang, Francine Grodstein, Meir J Stampfer, Walter C Willett, Frank B Hu
Importance: Data describing the effects of weight gain across adulthood on overall health are important for weight control. Objective: To examine the association of weight gain from early to middle adulthood with health outcomes later in life. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cohort analysis of US women from the Nurses' Health Study (1976-June 30, 2012) and US men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (1986-January 31, 2012) who recalled weight during early adulthood (at age of 18 years in women; 21 years in men), and reported current weight during middle adulthood (at age of 55 years)...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710052/rationale-and-design-of-feeding-america-s-bravest-mediterranean-diet-based-intervention-to-change-firefighters-eating-habits-and-improve-cardiovascular-risk-profiles
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Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, Sean B Cash, Costas Christophi, Sara Folta, Steven Moffatt, Carolyn Muegge, Maria Korre, Dariush Mozaffarian, Stefanos N Kales
Among US firefighters, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of on-duty death. Poor diet contributes to this burden, but effective strategies to encourage healthy eating in the fire service are not established. "Feeding America's Bravest" motivates firefighters and their families to modify their food culture and reduce cardiometabolic risk profiles by adopting Mediterranean diet principles. Feeding America's Bravest is a cluster-randomized, controlled trial within the 44 stations of the Indianapolis Fire Department, including about 1000 firefighters...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703119/dna-double-strand-break-dsb-induction-and-cell-survival-in-iodine-enhanced-computed-tomography-ct
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Seth W Streitmatter, Robert D Stewart, Peter A Jenkins, Tatjana Jevremovic
A multi-scale Monte Carlo model is proposed to assess the dosimetric and biological impact of iodine-based contrast agents commonly used in computed tomography. As presented, the model integrates the general purpose MCNP6 code system for larger-scale radiation transport and dose assessment with the Monte Carlo damage simulation to determine the sub-cellular characteristics and spatial distribution of initial DNA damage. The repair-misrepair-fixation model is then used to relate DNA double strand break (DSB) induction to reproductive cell death...
July 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700828/herbicidal-spectrum-absorption-and-transportation-and-physiological-effect-on-bidens-pilosa-of-the-natural-alkaloid-berberine
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Jiao Wu, Jing-Jing Ma, Bo Liu, Lun Huang, Xiao-Qing Sang, Li-Juan Zhou
Berberine is a natural herbicidal alkaloid from Coptis chinensis Franch. Here we characterized its herbicidal spectrum and absorption and transportation in the plant, along with the possible mechanism. Berberine showed no effect on the germination of the 10 tested plants. The IC50 values of berberine on the primary root length and fresh weight of the 10 tested plants ranged from 2.91 to 9.79 mg L(-1) and 5.76 to 35.07 mg L(-1), respectively. Berberine showed a similar herbicidal effect on Bidens pilosa as the commercial naturally derived herbicide cinmethylin...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699992/changes-in-frailty-conditions-and-phenotype-components-in-elderly-after-hospitalization
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Gianna Fiori Marchiori, Darlene Mara Dos Santos Tavares
Objective: describing the changes in frailty conditions over the period of a year after hospital discharge, verifying predictive variables for changes in frailty conditions and frailty phenotype components according to worsening, improving and stable groups. Method: a longitudinal survey carried out with 129 elderly. A structured form for socioeconomic and health data, scales (Geriatric Depression Scale - short form, Katz scale, Lawton and Brody scale) and frailty phenotype according to Fried were used...
July 10, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693568/anorexia-nervosa-and-cancer-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Jane A Driver, Manuel Ridao, José M Valderas, Ricard Gènova-Maleras, Jaume Forés-Martos, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Eduard Vieta, Alfonso Valencia, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos
BACKGROUND: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a severe restriction of caloric intake, low body weight, fear of gaining weight or of becoming fat, and disturbance of body image. Pathogenesis of the disorder may include genetic predisposition, hormonal changes and a combination of environmental, psychosocial, and cultural factors. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. At present, no systematic reviews and meta-analyses have evaluated the risk of cancer in people with anorexia nervosa...
July 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693257/ucp2-expression-may-represent-a-predictive-marker-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-effectiveness-for-locally-advanced-uterine-cervical-cancer
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Kenji Imai, Takeshi Fukuda, Takuma Wada, Masaru Kawanishi, Reiko Tasaka, Tomoyo Yasui, Toshiyuki Sumi
Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the standard treatment for locally advanced uterine cervical cancer. However, effective neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) can reduce tumor size and facilitate hysterectomy for locally advanced uterine cervical cancer. NAC treatment could improve the prognosis of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. However, if NAC is ineffective, radiotherapy must be pursued. This causes a delay in initiating the core treatment and results in a worse prognosis. Therefore, the identification of predictive markers of whether NAC is likely to be effective for the treatment of locally advanced uterine cervical cancer could improve patient prognosis...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690173/immediate-and-delayed-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-as-a-neuroprotective-treatment-for-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Renana Baratz-Goldstein, Shlomi Toussia-Cohen, Aviya Elpaz, Vardit Rubovitch, Chaim G Pick
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of death or chronic disability among people under-35-years-old. There is no effective pharmacological treatment currently existing for TBI. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is defined as the inhalation of pure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized higher than 1atm. HBOT offers physiological and mechanical effects by inducing a state of increased pressure and hyperoxia. HBOT has been proposed as an effective treatment for moderate traumatic brain injury (mTBI), yet the exact therapeutic window and mechanism that underlies this effect is not completely understood...
July 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688124/impact-of-the-pretreatment-glasgow-prognostic-score-on-treatment-tolerance-toxicities-and-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-undergoing-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Pei-Hung Chang, Kun-Yun Yeh, Cheng-Hsu Wang, Eric Yen-Chao Chen, Shih-Wei Yang, Jen-Seng Huang, Wen-Chi Chou, Jason Chia-Hsun Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the pretreatment Glasgow prognostic score on treatment-related toxicities, tolerance, and survival in patients with advanced head and neck cancers undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed and compared the clinical characteristics, toxicities, and survival of 143 patients with stages III, IVA, and IVB head and neck cancer treated with concurrent CRT according to their Glasgow prognostic score between 2007 and 2010...
July 7, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686474/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-demonstrates-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-aripiprazole-for-the-treatment-of-tourette-s-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents
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Floyd Sallee, Eva Kohegyi, Joan Zhao, Robert McQuade, Kevin Cox, Raymond Sanchez, Alet van Beek, Margaretta Nyilas, William Carson, Roger Kurlan
OBJECTIVES: Aripiprazole modulates dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways that may play a role in the pathogenesis of Tourette's disorder (TD). This trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral aripiprazole in the suppression of tics in children and adolescents with TD. METHODS: This phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov , NCT01727700) recruited patients who were 7-17 years old with a diagnosis of TD from hospitals, private practices, and research clinics at 76 sites in the United States, Canada, Hungary, and Italy...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682944/a-simplified-mortality-score-using-delta-neutrophil-index-and-the-thrombotic-microangiopathy-score-for-prognostication-in-critically-ill-patients
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Eun Kyong Goag, Jong Wook Lee, Yun Ho Roh, Ah Young Leem, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Kyung Soo Chung
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the prognostic value of a simplified mortality score (SMS) using the delta neutrophil index (DNI) and thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) score, both easily obtained from the complete blood count, to identify critically ill patients at high risk of death. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in the medical ICU at Yonsei University College of Medicine from June 2015 to February 2016. The primary end-point was 28-day all-cause mortality...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679089/declining-risk-of-sudden-death-in-heart-failure
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Li Shen, Pardeep S Jhund, Mark C Petrie, Brian L Claggett, Simona Barlera, John G F Cleland, Henry J Dargie, Christopher B Granger, John Kjekshus, Lars Køber, Roberto Latini, Aldo P Maggioni, Milton Packer, Bertram Pitt, Scott D Solomon, Karl Swedberg, Luigi Tavazzi, John Wikstrand, Faiez Zannad, Michael R Zile, John J V McMurray
BACKGROUND: The risk of sudden death has changed over time among patients with symptomatic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction with the sequential introduction of medications including angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers, beta-blockers, and mineralocorticoid-receptor antagonists. We sought to examine this trend in detail. METHODS: We analyzed data from 40,195 patients who had heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and were enrolled in any of 12 clinical trials spanning the period from 1995 through 2014...
July 6, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679015/association-between-weight-change-health-outcomes-and-mortality-in-older-residents-in-long-term-care
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Wei Zhou, Andrzej Kozikowski, Renee Pekmezaris, James Lolis, Barbara Tommasulo, Joanna Fishbein, Gisele Wolf-Klein
OBJECTIVES: Despite the numerous health risks associated with being overweight, the effect of weight loss on health and longevity remains controversial, particularly in older adults. We explored the association among weight changes, health outcomes, and mortality in older residents of a skilled nursing facility. METHODS: A 6-year retrospective chart review of residents of a long-term care facility was conducted, collecting monthly weights in addition to the clinical and demographic data of all residents for at least 1 year...
July 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665066/comparison-of-follow-up-courses-after-discharge-from-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-between-very-low-birth-weight-infants-with-and-without-home-oxygen
#18
Ji Sook Kim, Jae Won Shim, Jang Hoon Lee, Yun Sil Chang
In order to investigate the clinical impact of home oxygen use for care of premature infants, we compared the follow-up courses after neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge between very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) with and without home oxygen. We retrospectively identified 1,232 VLBWIs born at 22 to 32 weeks of gestation, discharged from the NICU of 43 hospitals in Korea between April 2009 and March 2010, and followed them up until April 2011. Clinical outcomes, medical service uses, and readmission and death rates during follow-up after the NICU discharge were compared between VLBWIs with (HO, n = 167) and those without (CON, n = 1,056) home oxygen at discharge...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665065/prophylactic-versus-early-rescue-surfactant-treatment-in-preterm-infants-born-at-less-than-30-weeks-gestation-or-with-birth-weight-less-than-or-equal-1-250-grams
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Jiyoung Chun, Se In Sung, Yo Han Ho, Jisook Kim, Ga Young Park, Shin Ae Yoon, So Yoon Ahn, Yun Sil Chang, Won Soon Park
Prophylactic surfactant is known to be effective to reduce chronic lung disease in preterm infants compared with rescue surfactant treatment. In Korea, early prophylactic surfactant therapy was introduced in 2011. However, recently, the increased utilization of antenatal steroids and early stabilization through continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the delivery room may have changed the risks and benefits of prophylactic surfactant therapy of infants at high risk of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663148/oral-reproductive-and-developmental-toxicity-of-lignosus-rhinocerotis-mycelium-in-rat
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Bo-Yi Jhou, Hsiao-Hui Liu, Shu-Hsing Yeh, Chin-Chu Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Lignosus rhinocerotis (L. rhinocerotis), also known as the tiger milk mushroom, is widely used as traditional medicine and as soup ingredient in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It is edible and is used traditionally for the treatment of fever, cough, asthma, wounds, chronic hepatitis, gastric ulcers and cancers. In view of its safety profile, little information is found in scientific literature. The objective of this study is to investigate developmental toxicity of L...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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