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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165886/pre-operative-features-of-non-invasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasms-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-an-analysis-of-their-cytological-gene-expression-classifier-and-sonographic-findings
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S J Song, V A LiVolsi, K Montone, Z Baloch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the corresponding cytological diagnoses, Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) results and ultrasound features of thyroid nodules diagnosed as non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP), as well as any coexisting pathology. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of thyroid nodules histologically diagnosed as NIFTP at our institution between 1(st) April 2016 and 1(st) April 2017. The following data points were collected: demographics, nodule size, ultrasound features, cytological diagnosis, GEC results, origin of sample (in-house vs outside hospital) and any additional pathology identified in the resection specimen...
December 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165157/the-hokkaido-birth-cohort-study-on-environment-and-children-s-health-cohort-profile-updated-2017
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Reiko Kishi, Atsuko Araki, Machiko Minatoya, Tomoyuki Hanaoka, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Itoh, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Yu Ait Bamai, Keiko Yamazaki, Ryu Miura, Naomi Tamura, Kumiko Ito, Houman Goudarzi
The Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children's Health is an ongoing study consisting of two birth cohorts of different population sizes: the Sapporo cohort and the Hokkaido cohort. Our primary study goals are (1) to examine the effects of low-level environmental chemical exposures on birth outcomes, including birth defects and growth retardation; (2) to follow the development of allergies, infectious diseases, and neurobehavioral developmental disorders and perform a longitudinal observation of child development; (3) to identify high-risk groups based on genetic susceptibility to environmental chemicals; and (4) to identify the additive effects of various chemicals, including tobacco smoking...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162611/hdl-subspecies-defined-by-presence-of-apolipoprotein-c-iii-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-in-four-cohorts
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Majken K Jensen, Sarah A Aroner, Kenneth J Mukamal, Jeremy D Furtado, Wendy S Post, Michael Y Tsai, Anne Tjønneland, Joseph F Polak, Eric B Rimm, Kim Overvad, Robyn L McClelland, Frank M Sacks
Background -The causal role of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in cardioprotection has been questioned by genetic and randomized studies. Novel measures that relate to HDL function may contribute new information to prediction of cardiovascular risk. Apolipoprotein C-III (apoC-III) is a key regulator of lipoprotein metabolism. We investigated whether subspecies of HDL defined by apoC-III are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). Methods -We used immuno-affinity chromatography to measure the apoA-I concentrations of HDL that contains and lacks apoC-III in two prospective studies of adults free of CHD...
November 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161689/interactive-effectiveness-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-or-their-combination-on-survival-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Ryo Kido, Tadao Akizawa, Masafumi Fukagawa, Yoshihiro Onishi, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: Does the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers individually or as a combination confer a survival benefit in hemodialysis patients? The answer to this question is yet unclear. METHODS: We performed a case-cohort study using data from the Mineral and Bone Disorder Outcomes Study for Japanese CKD stage 5D patients (MBD-5D), a 3-year multicenter prospective case-cohort study, including 8,229 hemodialysis patients registered from 86 facilities in Japan...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155243/the-24-25-to-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-ratio-and-fracture-risk-in-older-adults-the-cardiovascular-health-study
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Charles Ginsberg, Ronit Katz, Ian H de Boer, Bryan R Kestenbaum, Michel Chonchol, Michael G Shlipak, Mark J Sarnak, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Dena E Rifkin, Pranav S Garimella, Joachim H Ix
25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] may not optimally indicate vitamin D receptor activity. Higher concentrations of its catabolic product 24,25-dihydroxyvitmin D [24,25(OH)2D] and a higher ratio of 24,25(OH)2D to 25(OH)D (the vitamin D metabolite ratio [VMR]) may provide additional information on receptor activity. We compared the strength of associations of these markers with serum PTH concentrations, hip bone mineral density (BMD), and risk of incident hip fracture in community-living older participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study...
November 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145892/association-between-plasma-phospholipid-saturated-fatty-acids-and-metabolic-markers-of-lipid-hepatic-inflammation-and-glycaemic-pathways-in-eight-european-countries-a-cross-sectional-analysis-in-the-epic-interact-study
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Ju-Sheng Zheng, Stephen J Sharp, Fumiaki Imamura, Albert Koulman, Matthias B Schulze, Zheng Ye, Jules Griffin, Marcela Guevara, José María Huerta, Janine Kröger, Ivonne Sluijs, Antonio Agudo, Aurelio Barricarte, Heiner Boeing, Sandra Colorado-Yohar, Courtney Dow, Miren Dorronsoro, Pia T Dinesen, Guy Fagherazzi, Paul W Franks, Edith J M Feskens, Tilman Kühn, Verena Andrea Katzke, Timothy J Key, Kay-Tee Khaw, Maria Santucci de Magistris, Francesca Romana Mancini, Elena Molina-Portillo, Peter M Nilsson, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Domenico Palli, Jose Ramón Quirós, Olov Rolandsson, Fulvio Ricceri, Annemieke M W Spijkerman, Nadia Slimani, Giovanna Tagliabue, Anne Tjonneland, Rosario Tumino, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Claudia Langenberg, Elio Riboli, Nita G Forouhi, Nicholas J Wareham
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that individual circulating saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are heterogeneous in their associations with cardio-metabolic diseases, but evidence about associations of SFAs with metabolic markers of different pathogenic pathways is limited. We aimed to examine the associations between plasma phospholipid SFAs and the metabolic markers of lipid, hepatic, glycaemic and inflammation pathways. METHODS: We measured nine individual plasma phospholipid SFAs and derived three SFA groups (odd-chain: C15:0 + C17:0, even-chain: C14:0 + C16:0 + C18:0, and very-long-chain: C20:0 + C22:0 + C23:0 + C24:0) in individuals from the subcohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct case-cohort study across eight European countries...
November 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145554/prevalence-and-associations-of-central-peripheral-rivalry-type-diplopia-in-patients-with-epiretinal-membrane
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Kevin K Veverka, Sarah R Hatt, David A Leske, William L Brown, Andrew J Barkmeier, Raymond Iezzi, Jonathan M Holmes
Importance: The prevalence and clinical associations of patients with epiretinal membrane (ERM) who develop central-peripheral rivalry (CPR)-type diplopia are unknown. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of CPR-type diplopia in retinal disease clinic patients with ERM and to determine clinical findings associated with CPR-type diplopia. Design, Setting and Participants: A prospective cross-sectional study of 31 patients with ERM from retinal disease clinics to determine the prevalence of CPR-type diplopia...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136145/a-two-step-method-for-variable-selection-in-the-analysis-of-a-case-cohort-study
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P J Newcombe, S Connolly, S Seaman, S Richardson, S J Sharp
Background: Accurate detection and estimation of true exposure-outcome associations is important in aetiological analysis; when there are multiple potential exposure variables of interest, methods for detecting the subset of variables most likely to have true associations with the outcome of interest are required. Case-cohort studies often collect data on a large number of variables which have not been measured in the entire cohort (e.g. panels of biomarkers). There is a lack of guidance on methods for variable selection in case-cohort studies...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135803/vascular-abnormalities-in-diabetic-retinopathy-assessed-with-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-widefield-imaging
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Karen B Schaal, Marion R Munk, Iris Wyssmueller, Lieselotte E Berger, Martin S Zinkernagel, Sebastian Wolf
PURPOSE: To detect vascular abnormalities in diabetic retinopathy using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) widefield images, and to compare the findings with color fundus photographs (CFPs) using Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study severity grading. METHODS: 3 mm × 3 mm and 12 mm × 12 mm scans were acquired to cover 70° to 80° of the posterior pole using a 100-kHz SS-OCTA instrument. Two masked graders assessed the presence of vascular abnormalities on SS-OCTA and the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study level on CFP...
November 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132369/impact-of-pharmacist-led-medication-management-in-care-transitions
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Seungwon Yang
BACKGROUND: When patients are discharged from hospital to home, it is a highlighted vulnerable period for which medication - related problems are prevalent. Researchers have proposed a telephone follow-up intervention as a means to reduce hospital readmissions. However, the outcome of the intervention with the engagement of pharmacists in managing patients' medicines after discharge has not been well explored. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine whether a pharmacist telephone follow-up intervention focusing on patients' medicines management support is associated with a reduction in 30-day readmission rates and (2) to describe the number and types of pharmacist interventions in care transitions...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121063/malignancy-risk-estimation-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-screening-cts-comparison-between-a-computer-model-and-human-observers
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Sarah J van Riel, Francesco Ciompi, Mathilde M Winkler Wille, Asger Dirksen, Stephen Lam, Ernst Th Scholten, Santiago E Rossi, Nicola Sverzellati, Matiullah Naqibullah, Rianne Wittenberg, Marieke C Hovinga-de Boer, Miranda Snoeren, Liesbeth Peters-Bax, Onno Mets, Monique Brink, Mathias Prokop, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Bram van Ginneken
PURPOSE: To compare human observers to a mathematically derived computer model for differentiation between malignant and benign pulmonary nodules detected on baseline screening computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: A case-cohort study design was chosen. The study group consisted of 300 chest CT scans from the Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial (DLCST). It included all scans with proven malignancies (n = 62) and two subsets of randomly selected baseline scans with benign nodules of all sizes (n = 120) and matched in size to the cancers, respectively (n = 118)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114094/association-of-osteopontin-neopterin-and-myeloperoxidase-with-stroke-risk-in-patients-with-prior-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attacks-results-of-an-analysis-of-13-biomarkers-from-the-stroke-prevention-by-aggressive-reduction-in-cholesterol-levels-trial
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Peter Ganz, Pierre Amarenco, Larry B Goldstein, Henrik Sillesen, Weihang Bao, Gregory M Preston, K Michael A Welch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Established risk factors do not fully identify patients at risk for recurrent stroke. The SPARCL trial (Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Reduction in Cholesterol Levels) evaluated the effect of atorvastatin on stroke risk in patients with a recent stroke or transient ischemic attack and no known coronary heart disease. This analysis explored the relationships between 13 plasma biomarkers assessed at trial enrollment and the occurrence of outcome strokes. METHODS: We conducted a case-cohort study of 2176 participants; 562 had outcome strokes and 1614 were selected randomly from those without outcome strokes...
November 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108340/positive-helicobacter-pylori-status-is-associated-with-better-overall-survival-for-gastric-cancer-patients-evidence-from-case-cohort-studies
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Xuqian Fang, Kun Liu, Jialin Cai, Fangxiu Luo, Fei Yuan, Peizhan Chen
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection increases the gastric cancer risk; however, the influences of H. pylori infection status on the outcomes for gastric cancer patients have not yet clearly defined. Herein, we systematically assessed the epidemiological studies regarding the associations between the H.pylori infection status at diagnosis and the prognosis for gastric cancer patients with the meta-analysis methods. Thirty-three eligibility studies with 8,199 participants that had determined the H.pylori infection status and the outcomes for gastric cancer patients were identified through searching the PubMed and MEDLINE databases updated to March 1(st), 2017...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080862/plasma-metabolites-from-choline-pathway-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-predimed-prevention-with-mediterranean-diet-study
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Marta Guasch-Ferré, Frank B Hu, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Mònica Bulló, Estefanía Toledo, Dong D Wang, Dolores Corella, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Miquel Fiol, Ramon Estruch, José Lapetra, Montserrat Fitó, Fernando Arós, Lluís Serra-Majem, Emilio Ros, Courtney Dennis, Liming Liang, Clary B Clish, Miguel A Martínez-González, Jordi Salas-Salvadó
BACKGROUND: The relationship between plasma concentrations of betaine and choline metabolism and major cardiovascular disease (CVD) end points remains unclear. We have evaluated the association between metabolites from the choline pathway and risk of incident CVD and the potential modifying effect of Mediterranean diet interventions. METHODS AND RESULTS: We designed a case-cohort study nested within the PREDIMED (Prevention With Mediterranean Diet) trial, including 229 incident CVD cases and 751 randomly selected participants at baseline, followed up for 4...
October 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080012/associations-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-level-with-incidence-of-lung-cancer-and-histologic-types-in-norwegian-adults-a-case-cohort-analysis-of-the-hunt-study
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Yi-Qian Sun, Arnulf Langhammer, Chunsen Wu, Frank Skorpen, Yue Chen, Tom Ivar Lund Nilsen, Pål Richard Romundstad, Xiao-Mei Mai
Previous prospective studies have shown inconsistent associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level and lung cancer incidence. The aim of the present study was to explore the associations of serum 25(OH)D levels with incidence of lung cancer overall and different histologic types. We performed a population-based prospective case-cohort study including 696 incident lung cancer cases and 5804 individuals in a subcohort who participated in the second survey of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study in Norway...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075000/association-between-chemerin-omentin-1-and-risk-of-heart-failure-in-the-population-based-epic-potsdam-study
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Juliane Menzel, Romina di Giuseppe, Ronald Biemann, Clemens Wittenbecher, Krasimira Aleksandrova, Fabian Eichelmann, Andreas Fritsche, Matthias B Schulze, Heiner Boeing, Berend Isermann, Cornelia Weikert
The adipokines chemerin and omentin-1 have been suggested to influence cardiovascular function. The study aimed to investigate the longitudinal association between chemerin, omentin-1 concentrations and risk of incident heart failure (HF), respectively. We conducted a case-cohort study nested within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam cohort (n = 27548) including a randomly drawn subsample and all incident HF cases during a mean follow-up of 8.2 ± 1.5 years...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074328/fasting-blood-glucose-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-dose-response
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A Jayedi, K Djafarian, F Rezagholizadeh, A Mirzababaei, M Hajimohammadi, S Shab-Bidar
AIM: This study aimed to test the dose-response relationship between fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels and risk of prostate cancer. METHODS: A systematic search was done of PubMed and Scopus from their inception up to January 2017. Prospective and retrospective studies reporting risk estimates of prostate cancer for two or more categories of blood glucose levels were identified, and two independent authors extracted the information. Relative risk (RR) was calculated using random-effects models and pooled...
October 23, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071331/association-of-lipoprotein-a-with-risk-of-recurrent-ischemic-events-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-analysis-of-the-dal-outcomes-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gregory G Schwartz, Christie M Ballantyne, Philip J Barter, David Kallend, Lawrence A Leiter, Eran Leitersdorf, John J V McMurray, Stephen J Nicholls, Anders G Olsson, Prediman K Shah, Jean-Claude Tardif, John Kittelson
Importance: It is uncertain whether lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], which is associated with incident cardiovascular disease, is an independent risk factor for recurrent cardiovascular events after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Objective: To determine the association of Lp(a) concentration measured after ACS with the subsequent risk of ischemic cardiovascular events. Design, Setting, and Participants: This nested case-cohort analysis was performed as an ad hoc analysis of the dal-Outcomes randomized clinical trial...
October 25, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065034/is-s3-a-viable-osseous-fixation-pathway
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Jonathan G Eastman, Mark R Adams, Kendall Frisoli, Milton L Chip Routt
OBJECTIVES: To report the incidence of patients with a third sacral segment (S3) osseous fixation pathway (OFP) that could accommodate a transiliac-transsacral screw. DESIGN: Retrospective case series SETTING:: Regional Level 1 Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: 250 patients without pelvic trauma from January 2017 until February 2017. INTERVENTION: The axial and sagittal reconstruction images of each patient's computed abdomen and pelvis tomography (CT) scans were reviewed...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048595/ultraviolet-radiation-and-skin-cancer-risk-in-offshore-workers
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J S Stenehjem, T E Robsahm, M Bråtveit, S O Samuelsen, J Kirkeleit, T K Grimsrud
Background: Excess skin cancer mortality and incidence have been reported among both land-based and offshore petroleum workers. The association between skin cancer and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure has not been examined in these workers, although they have long off-duty periods and high average income that may allow travelling to sunny destinations. In addition, they have access to solariums free of charge on many accommodation platforms. Aims: To prospectively examine risk of incident cutaneous melanoma (CM) and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), according to sun-tanning habits with adjustment for aromatic hydrocarbon exposure...
October 1, 2017: Occupational Medicine
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