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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445905/prenatal-diagnosis-of-galen-vein-aneurysm-using-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-perinatal-and-long-term-neurological-outcomes-a-case-series
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Pedro Pires, Larisse de Brito Aurélio Martins, Norma Maria Tenório Brito Pires, Heron Werner, Adilson Cunha Ferreira, Edward Araujo Júnior
Objective To describe the prenatal diagnosis of Galen vein aneurysm (GVA) based on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a series of cases, as well as its postnatal outcomes and follow-up until 4 years of age. Methods A retrospective longitudinal study was performed, analyzing a database comprising seven cases of prenatal diagnosis of GVA at two Brazilian institutions from February of 2000 to May of 2012. The following data were evaluated: gestational age at diagnosis, GVA dimensions on ultrasonography, associated fetal changes, findings on fetal echocardiography, gestational age at delivery, type of delivery, birth weight, Apgar score at the 1st and 5th minutes, neonatal outcomes, and survival with follow-up until 4 years of age...
April 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445873/pregnancy-outcomes-in-patients-with-glomerular-disease-attending-a-single-academic-center-in-north-carolina
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Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Meghan A Jobson, Katy Sims, Abigail L Liberty, Patrick H Nachman, William F Pendergraft
BACKGROUND: Contemporary data regarding pregnancy outcomes in US patients with primary glomerular diseases are lacking. We aimed to report fetal and maternal outcomes among women with biopsy-proven primary glomerular disease who received obstetric care at a single large academic US center. METHODS: All women with a biopsy-confirmed primary glomerular disease diagnosis and without end-stage kidney disease who received obstetric care at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals (1996-2015) were identified using the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network registry and the UNC Hospitals Perinatal Database...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443526/transformation-of-excess-mortality-in-people-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-in-taiwan
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Y-J Pan, L-L Yeh, H-Y Chan, C-K Chang
BACKGROUND: Given the concerns regarding the adverse health outcomes associated with weight gain and metabolic syndrome in relation to use of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs), we aimed in this study to explore whether the increase in the use of SGAs would have any impacts on the trend of excess mortality in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BPD). METHOD: Two nationwide samples of individuals with schizophrenia and BPD were identified in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database in 2003 and in 2008, respectively...
April 26, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441824/-clinical-and-neuroimaging-features-of-acute-encephalopathy-after-status-epilepticus-in-dravet-syndrome
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X J Tian, Y H Zhang, A J Liu, X L Yang, Q Zeng, Z X Yang, J T Ye, X Y Liu, Y W Jiang, X R Wu
Objective: To investigate the clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of acute encephalopathy (AE) after status epilepticus (SE) of patients with Dravet syndrome (DS). Method: The clinical data of DS patients who had AE (coma ≥24 h) after SE were retrospectively collected from February 2005 to August 2016 in Peking University First Hospital and SCN1A gene tests were performed.The clinical and neuroimaging features were summarized. Result: Twenty-two patients (9 males and 13 females) with AE were collected among 412 DS patients during follow-up...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437320/development-of-a-claims-based-frailty-indicator-anchored-to-a-well-established-frailty-phenotype
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Jodi B Segal, Hsien-Yen Chang, Yu Du, Jeremy D Walston, Michelle C Carlson, Ravi Varadhan
BACKGROUND: Fried and colleagues described a frailty phenotype measured in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). This phenotype is manifest when ≥3 of the following are present: low grip strength, low energy, slowed waking speed, low physical activity, or unintentional weight loss. We sought to approximate frailty phenotype using only administrative claims data to enable frailty to be assessed without physical performance measures. STUDY DESIGN: We used the CHS cohort data linked to participants Medicare claims...
April 21, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436583/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433732/the-clinical-significance-of-an-estimated-fetal-weight-below-the-10th-centile-a-comparison-of-outcomes-between-5th-versus-5th-9th-centile
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Malgorzata Mlynarczyk, Suneet P Chauhan, Hind A Baydoun, Catherine M Wilkes, Kimberly R Earhart, Yili Zhao, Christopher Goodier, Eugene Chang, Nicole M Lee Plenty, E Kaitlyn Mize, Michelle Owens, Shilpa Babbar, Dev Maulik, Emily DeFranco, David McKinney, Alfred Z Abuhamad
BACKGROUND: The association between small for gestational age (SGA; birth weight < 10(th) centile for gestational age) and neonatal morbidity is well established. Yet there is a paucity of data on the relationship between suspected SGA (sonographic estimated fetal weight <10(th) centile), at two thresholds and subsequent neonatal morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between sonographic estimated fetal weight (SEFW) < 5(th) centile versus 5-9(th) centile and neonatal morbidity...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427049/predictive-validity-of-two-physical-frailty-phenotype-specifications-developed-for-investigation-of-frailty-pathways-in-older-people
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Yew Yoong Ding
BACKGROUND: For investigating the relationship of frailty with physical, psychological, and social conditions on pathways, the frailty definition should ideally exclude these conditions. Based on the frailty phenotype, 2 candidate physical frailty specifications or instruments with 3 indicators, namely slowness, weakness, and exhaustion, and 4 indicators with addition of weight loss were previously developed, and had their construct and concurrent validity demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to evaluate the predictive validity of 2 candidate physical frailty specifications with respect to death, functional impairment, and poor quality of life in older people...
April 21, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426913/body-mass-index-weight-loss-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bryant R England, Joshua F Baker, Harlan Sayles, Kaleb Michaud, Liron Caplan, Lisa A Davis, Grant W Cannon, Brian C Sauer, E Blair Solow, Andreas M Reimold, Gail S Kerr, Ted R Mikuls
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations of body mass index (BMI) and weight loss with cause-specific mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cohort of U.S. Veterans with RA were followed until death or through 2013. BMI was categorized as underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. Weight loss was calculated as the: 1) annualized rate of change over the preceding 13 months and 2) cumulative percent. Vital status and cause of death were obtained from the National Death Index...
April 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421834/long-term-testosterone-therapy-improves-cardiometabolic-function-and-reduces-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-men-with-hypogonadism
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Abdulmaged M Traish, Ahmad Haider, Karim Sultan Haider, Gheorghe Doros, Farid Saad
OBJECTIVES: In the absence of large, prospective, placebo-controlled studies of longer duration, substantial evidence regarding the safety and risk of testosterone (T) therapy (TTh) with regard to cardiovascular (CV) outcomes can only be gleaned from observational studies. To date, there are limited studies comparing the effects of long-term TTh in men with hypogonadism who were treated or remained untreated with T, for obvious reasons. We have established a registry to assess the long-term effectiveness and safety of T in men in a urological setting...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414868/protective-effects-of-diallyl-sulphide-against-ethanol-induced-injury-in-rat-adipose-tissue-and-primary-human-adipocytes
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Venkata Harini Kema, Imran Khan, Reshma Jamal, Sandeep Kumar Vishwakarma, Chandrakala Lakki Reddy, Kirti Parwani, Farhin Patel, Dhara Patel, Aleem A Khan, Palash Mandal
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is the fourth leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Several cellular pathways contribute to alcohol mediated tissue injury. Adipose tissue apart from being functioning as an endocrine organ secretes several hormones and cytokines known as adipokines that are known to play a significant role in alcohol induced tissue damage. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to test the efficacy of diallyl sulphide (DAS) in regulating the alcohol induced outcomes on adipose tissue...
April 17, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413476/the-mechanism-of-human-%C3%AE-defensin-3-in-mrsa-induced-infection-of-implant-drug-resistant-bacteria-biofilm-in-the-mouse-tibial-bone-marrow
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Chen Zhu, Ni-Rong Bao, Shuo Chen, Jian-Ning Zhao
The mechanism of human β-defensin 3 (HBD-3) in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA-induced infection of implant drug-resistant bacteria biofilm in the mouse tibial bone marrow was studied. Healthy adult male Sprague-Dawley rats with average weight of 230 g were selected to construct the infection model of MRSA-induced implant drug-resistant bacteria biofilm in the mouse left tibial bone marrow. The drugs were intraperitoneally injected after 24 h medullary cavity infection, and the experimental groups included the model group, HBD-3 group, and vancomycin group (20 rats in each group)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408086/estimates-and-25-year-trends-of-the-global-burden-of-disease-attributable-to-ambient-air-pollution-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-global-burden-of-diseases-study-2015
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Aaron J Cohen, Michael Brauer, Richard Burnett, H Ross Anderson, Joseph Frostad, Kara Estep, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Bert Brunekreef, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Valery Feigin, Greg Freedman, Bryan Hubbell, Amelia Jobling, Haidong Kan, Luke Knibbs, Yang Liu, Randall Martin, Lidia Morawska, C Arden Pope, Hwashin Shin, Kurt Straif, Gavin Shaddick, Matthew Thomas, Rita van Dingenen, Aaron van Donkelaar, Theo Vos, Christopher J L Murray, Mohammad H Forouzanfar
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient air pollution increases morbidity and mortality, and is a leading contributor to global disease burden. We explored spatial and temporal trends in mortality and burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution from 1990 to 2015 at global, regional, and country levels. METHODS: We estimated global population-weighted mean concentrations of particle mass with aerodynamic diameter less than 2·5 μm (PM2·5) and ozone at an approximate 11 km × 11 km resolution with satellite-based estimates, chemical transport models, and ground-level measurements...
April 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402745/effect-of-ularitide-on-cardiovascular-mortality-in-acute-heart-failure
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Milton Packer, Christopher O'Connor, John J V McMurray, Janet Wittes, William T Abraham, Stefan D Anker, Kenneth Dickstein, Gerasimos Filippatos, Richard Holcomb, Henry Krum, Aldo P Maggioni, Alexandre Mebazaa, W Frank Peacock, Mark C Petrie, Piotr Ponikowski, Frank Ruschitzka, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Lisa S Kowarski, Mark Schactman, Johannes Holzmeister
Background In patients with acute heart failure, early intervention with an intravenous vasodilator has been proposed as a therapeutic goal to reduce cardiac-wall stress and, potentially, myocardial injury, thereby favorably affecting patients' long-term prognosis. Methods In this double-blind trial, we randomly assigned 2157 patients with acute heart failure to receive a continuous intravenous infusion of either ularitide at a dose of 15 ng per kilogram of body weight per minute or matching placebo for 48 hours, in addition to accepted therapy...
April 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393716/pneumoconiosis-in-different-sectors-and-their-differences-in-turkey
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Nur Şafak Alıcı, Arif Çımrın, Ayşe Coşkun Beyan
Introduction: Pneumoconiosis which is one of the ancient diseases, still affects many workers throughout the world despite "existing" control programs. We add data from a single center reviewing risk factors for pneumoconiosis; evaluate functional and radiological findings in different sectors. Materials and Methods: We reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with pneumoconiosis who were admitted to our center between the years 2013 and 2015. Several personal and occupational features, together with functional and radiologic data, were collected...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392953/acute-psychosis-as-main-manifestation-of-central-pontine-myelinolysis
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Mangala Gopal, Melvin Parasram, Harsh Patel, Chike Ilorah, Hrachya Nersesyan
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is an acute demyelinating neurological disorder affecting primarily the central pons and is frequently associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia. Common clinical manifestations of CPM include spastic quadriparesis, dysarthria, pseudobulbar palsy, and encephalopathy of various degrees; however, coma, "locked-in" syndrome, or death can occur in most severe cases. Rarely, CPM presents with neuropsychiatric manifestations, such as personality changes, acute psychosis, paranoia, hallucinations, or catatonia, typically associated with additional injury to the brain, described as extrapontine myelinolysis (EPM)...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379800/body-weight-fluctuations-and-outcomes-in-coronary-disease
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Sripal Bangalore, Rana Fayyad, Rachel Laskey, David A DeMicco, Franz H Messerli, David D Waters
Background Body-weight fluctuation is a risk factor for death and coronary events in patients without cardiovascular disease. It is not known whether variability in body weight affects outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease. Methods We determined intraindividual fluctuations in body weight from baseline weight and follow-up visits and performed a post hoc analysis of the Treating to New Targets trial, which involved assessment of the efficacy and safety of lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels with atorvastatin...
April 6, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378207/laparoscopic-silastic-ring-mini-gastric-bypass-sr-mgbp-up-to-11-year-results-from-a-single-centre
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Laila Sheikh, Lyn A Pearless, Michael Wc Booth
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is well established as an effective method for treating obesity and its related comorbidities. The laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass (MGBP) represents a simpler alternative to a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). The placement of a silastic ring (SR) may enhance excess weight loss and minimize weight regain. This study reports long-term results from a cohort of patients undergoing a SR-MGBP in a single centre. METHODS: Long-term outcomes (up to 11 years) in a cohort of 156 patients undergoing surgery between August 2005 and January 2008 were analysed...
April 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377269/multivitamin-use-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hanne T Wolf, Hanne K Hegaard, Lene D Huusom, Anja B Pinborg
BACKGROUND: In high-income countries, a healthy diet is widely accessible. However, a change toward a poor-quality diet with a low nutritional value in high-income countries has led to an inadequate vitamin intake during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between multivitamin use among women in high-income countries and the risk of adverse birth outcomes (preterm birth [primary outcome], low birthweight, small for gestational age, stillbirth, neonatal death, perinatal mortality, and congenital anomalies without further specification)...
April 2, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369239/coronary-artery-doppler-patterns-are-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-post-arterial-switch-operation-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Lynne E Nield, Andreea Dragulescu, Christine MacColl, Cedric Manlhiot, Henrik Brun, Brian W McCrindle, Bart Kuipers, Christopher A Caldarone, Steven E S Miner, Luc Mertens
Aims: Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is generally repaired using the arterial switch operation (ASO) involving coronary transfer. The objective of this prospective study was to determine whether specific coronary Doppler patterns intra-operatively predicted adverse early myocardial events. Methods and results: Patients < 3 months old with TGA undergoing the ASO were eligible. All patients (when feasible) underwent an intra-operative transoesophageal echo (TEE) plus an epicardial echo and had pre-op, early post-op, pre-discharge and follow-up functional echocardiograms...
March 28, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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