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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452372/impact-of-timing-of-influenza-vaccination-in-pregnancy-on-transplacental-antibody-transfer-influenza-incidence-and-birth-outcomes-a-randomized-trial-in-rural-nepal
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Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Mark C Steinhoff, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, Naoko Kozuki, James M Tielsch
Background: Maternal influenza vaccination protects mothers and their infants in low resource settings but little is known about whether the protection varies by gestational age at vaccination. Methods: Women of childbearing age in rural southern Nepal were surveilled for pregnancy, consented and randomized to receive maternal influenza vaccination or placebo, with randomization stratified on gestational age (17-25 or 26-34 weeks). Enrollment occurred in two annual cohorts and vaccinations occurred from April 2011 through September 2013...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452335/change-in-cardiometabolic-risk-among-blacks-whites-and-hispanics-findings-from-the-health-and-retirement-study
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Uchechi A Mitchell, Jennifer A Ailshire, Eileen M Crimmins
Background: Blacks experience greater multi-system physiological dysregulation, or cumulative biological risk, which is associated with poor cardiometabolic health and mortality. In this study, we assess race differences in change in risk over four years among older whites, blacks and Hispanics. Method: We examined race differences in 4-year change in individual biomarkers and a cumulative measure of risk-cardiometabolic risk (CMR)-using data for each respondent from two waves of the Health and Retirement Study's biomarker assessment (n=5,512)...
February 14, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452307/impact-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-clinical-severity-and-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-with-st-segment-elevation
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Lovic, Dragan B Djordjevic, Ivan S Tasic, Ivana P Nedeljkovic
AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on clinical severity and long term prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation (STEMI). METHODS: We examined 507 patients with STEMI who were admitted for primary percutaneous coronary intervention classified according to the presence of MetS using American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute definition. After applying these criteria, the patients were categorized in patients with MetS and without MetS...
February 13, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452285/risk-factors-for-perioperative-morbidity-in-spine-surgeries-of-different-complexities-a-multivariate-analysis-of-1009-consecutive-patients
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M Farshad, D E Bauer, C Wechsler, C Gerber, A Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: To identify predictive risk factors for peri- and early post-operative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452281/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-post-operative-neurological-decline-after-complex-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-results-of-the-scoli-risk-1-study
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Michael G Fehlings, So Kato, Lawrence G Lenke, Hiroaki Nakashima, Narihito Nagoshi, Christopher I Shaffrey, Kenneth M C Cheung, Leah Carreon, Mark B Dekutoski, Frank J Schwab, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Khaled M Kebaish, Christopher P Ames, Yong Qiu, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Benny T Dahl, Hossein Mehdian, Ferran Pellisé-Urquiza, Stephen J Lewis, Sigurd H Berven
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Significant variability in neurologic outcomes following surgical correction for adult spinal deformity (ASD) has been reported. Risk factors for decline in neurologic motor outcomes are poorly understood. PURPOSE: The objective of the present investigation was to identify the risk factors for post-operative neurological motor decline in patients undergoing complex ASD surgery. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: A prospective international multicenter cohort study...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452245/haploidentical-bone-marrow-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-using-non-first-degree-related-donors
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Hany Elmariah, Yvette L Kasamon, Marianna Zahurak, Karen W Macfarlane, Noah Tucker, Gary L Rosner, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Ephraim J Fuchs, Nina Wagner-Johnston, Lode J Swinnen, Carol Ann Huff, William H Matsui, Douglas E Gladstone, Shannon R McCurdy, Ivan Borrello, Christian B Gocke, Satish Shanbhag, Kenneth R Cooke, Syed Abbas Ali, Robert A Brodsky, Amy E DeZern, Leo Luznik, Richard J Jones, Richard F Ambinder
Outcomes of nonmyeloablative (NMA) haploidentical (haplo) blood or marrow transplant (BMT) with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) using non-first-degree relatives are unknown. We evaluated 33 consecutive adult patients (median age 56 years) with hematologic malignancies who underwent NMA haplo T-cell replete BMT with PTCy at Johns Hopkins using second- or third-degree related donors. Donors consisted of 10 nieces (30%), 9 nephews (27%), 7 first cousins (21%), 5 grandchildren (15%), and 2 uncles (6%)...
February 13, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452150/cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-and-autoregulation-in-paediatric-patients-following-a-global-hypoxic-ischaemic-insult
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Marlina E Lovett, Tensing Maa, Melissa G Chung, Nicole F O'Brien
AIM: To describe the cerebral blood flow velocity pattern and investigate cerebral autoregulation using transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) following a global hypoxic-ischaemic (HI) event in children. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study in a quaternary-level paediatric intensive care unit. Intubated children, newborn to 17 years admitted to the PICU following HI injury (asphyxia, drowning, cardiac arrest) were eligible for inclusion. TCD was performed daily until post-injury day 8, discharge, or death, whichever occurred earliest...
February 13, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452031/prehospital-cervical-spine-motion-immobilization-versus-spine-motion-restriction
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Erik E Swartz, W Steven Tucker, Matthew Nowak, Jason Roberto, Amy Hollingworth, Laura C Decoster, Thomas W Trimarco, Jason P Mihalik
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of two different spinal immobilization techniques on cervical spine movement in a simulated prehospital ground transport setting. METHODS: A counterbalanced crossover design was used to evaluate two different spinal immobilization techniques in a standardized environment. Twenty healthy male volunteers (age = 20.9 ± 2.2 yr) underwent ambulance transport from a simulated scene to a simulated emergency department setting in two separate conditions: utilizing traditional spinal immobilization (TSI) and spinal motion restriction (SMR)...
February 16, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451991/exogenous-ketone-salts-do-not-improve-cognitive-responses-after-a-high-intensity-exercise-protocol-in-healthy-college-aged-males
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Hunter S Waldman, Steven A Basham, Ffi G Price, JohnEric W Smith, Harish Chander, Adam C Knight, Ben M Krings, Matthew J McAllister
This study examined the effects of a D-ß-hydroxybutyrate (ßHB) containing beverage on cognitive and performance measures during a bout of repeated Wingates. Fifteen healthy, college-aged males (mean ± SD age: 23.1 ± 2.4 years, height: 165.4 ± 2.0 cm, mass: 81.4 ± 9.2 kg) volunteered for the present study. Trial 1 consisted of baseline measures and familiarization for the protocol. During trials 2 and 3, subjects reported to the laboratory, after a 10 h fast, and ingested 11.38 grams of ßHB or a placebo (PLA) beverage 30 min before exercise...
February 16, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451987/association-of-adiponectin-leptin-ratio-with-carbohydrate-and-lipid-metabolism-parameters-in-hiv-infected-patients-during-antiretroviral-therapy
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Catalin Tiliscan, Victoria Arama, Raluca Mihailescu, Daniela Munteanu, Diana Gabriela Iacob, Cristina Popescu, Remulus Catana, Anca Negru, Alina Lobodan, Stefan Sorin Arama
BACKGROUND: Adiponectin and leptin are adipose tissue hormones that regulate important lipid and glucose metabolic pathways. Our objective was to evaluate the interplay of these hormones described by the adiponectin/leptin ratio (ALR) in correlation to lipid and carbohydrate metabolism parameters in nondiabetic HIV-infected patients during antiretroviral therapy (ART). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled consecutive nondiabetic patients with confirmed HIV infection, undergoing stable ART regimens for at least six months...
February 16, 2018: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451861/induction-of-labor-in-twin-gestation-can-we-predict-success
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Armin S Razavi, Stephen T Chasen, Fiona Chambers, Robin B Kalish
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with a successful induction of labor in twin pregnancies and associated maternal morbidity. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of twin pregnancies ≥24 weeks' gestation undergoing labor induction from 2011 to 2016. The primary outcome was a successful induction of labor. The secondary outcome was a composite of maternal morbidity, including ≥1 of the following: estimated blood loss (EBL) >1500 ml, blood transfusion, hysterectomy, intensive care unit (ICU) admission or maternal death...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451314/aortic-diameters-and-mild-functional-aortic-regurgitation-in-hypertensive-and-normotensive-people-do-they-carry-the-same-meaning
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Olga Vriz, Nicole Bertin, Eduardo Bossone, Paolo Palatini
OBJECTIVES: The association between the aortic root diameter and aortic regurgitation in hypertensive and normotensive people is still disputed, and the underlying mechanisms remain to be clearly elucidated. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the aortic root diameter and trivial to mild functional aortic regurgitation in never-treated hypertensive patients with a new diagnosis compared with healthy normotensive participants. METHODS: A total of 182 hypertensives and 232 age-matched normotensives were included in the study...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451299/low-childhood-subjective-social-status-and-telomere-length-in-adulthood-the-role-of-attachment-orientations
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Kyle W Murdock, Annina Seiler, Diana A Chirinos, Luz M Garcini, Sally L Acebo, Sheldon Cohen, Christopher P Fagundes
Low subjective social status (SSS) in childhood places one at greater risk of a number of health problems in adulthood. Theoretical and empirical evidence indicates that exposure to supportive parenting may buffer the negative effects of low childhood SSS on adult health. Given the importance of supportive caregivers and close others for the development of attachment orientations throughout the lifespan, attachment theory may be important for understanding why some individuals are resilient to the negative effects of low childhood SSS on adult health while others are not...
February 16, 2018: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451227/statural-growth-and-prevalence-of-endocrinopathies-in-relation-to-liver-iron-content-lic-in-adult-patients-with-beta-thalassemia-major-btm-and-sickle-cell-disease-scd
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Mohamed A Yassin, Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Mohammad Aj Abdula, Lubna M Riaz, Firdous F Ghori, Anil Yousaf, Abdulqadir J Nashwan, Sandara Abusamaan, Abbas Moustafa, Samah Kohla, Dina S Soliman
Despite regular blood transfusion and iron chelation therapy, growth impairment and pubertal delay are commonly seen in children and adolescents with transfusion-dependent Beta thalassaemia major (BTM) and sickle cell disease (SCD). We evaluated growth parameters and endocrine disorders in relation to the liver iron concentration (LIC) assessed by the Ferriscan® method in a cohort of adults with SCD (n =40) and BTM (n = 52) receiving blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy since early childhood. Before transfusion, hemoglobin concentration had not been less than 9 g/dl in the past 12 years; subcutaneous daily desferrioxamine was administered for all of them since early childhood (2- 5 years of age)...
February 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451226/final-adult-height-and-endocrine-complications-in-young-adults-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-tm-who-received-oral-iron-chelation-oic-in-comparison-with-those-who-did-not-use-oic
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Ashraf T Soliman, Mohamed A Yassin, Vincenzo De Sanctis
BACKGROUND: Relatively little is known about endocrine function, bone mineral health, and growth during oral iron chelation therapy in β-thalassemia major patients (TM) on treatment with deferasirox. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To study the frequency of endocrine complications, IGF-1 levels and final adult standing height (FA-Ht) in patients with BTM in two groups of adult patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The first group (Group A; 15 patients, 6 females and 9 males) received oral iron chelation therapy (OIC) with deferasirox for 6 years before puberty; the second group (Group B;40 patients) attained the FA-Ht before the use of OIC (iron chelation therapy with deferoxamine (DFO) given subcutaneously, since the age of 2 years)...
February 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451147/perioperative-single-donor-platelet-apheresis-and-red-blood-cell-transfusion-impact-on-90-day-and-overall-survival-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Wei Zheng, Kang-Mei Zhao, Li-Hui Luo, Yang Yu, Sheng-Mei Zhu
Background: Although many previous studies have confirmed that perioperative blood transfusion is associated with poor outcomes after liver transplantation (LT), few studies described the influence of single-donor platelet apheresis transfusion in living donor LT (LDLT). This study aimed to assess the effect of blood products on outcomes for LDLT recipients, focusing on apheresis platelets. Methods: This retrospective study included 126 recipients who underwent their first adult-to-adult LDLT...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451016/evaluation-of-a-new-noninvasive-glucose-monitoring-device-by-means-of-standardized-meal-experiments
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Andreas Pfützner, Stephanie Strobl, Filiz Demircik, Lisa Redert, Johannes Pfützner, Anke H Pfützner, Alexander Lier
BACKGROUND: Frequent blood glucose readings are the most cumbersome aspect of diabetes treatment for many patients. The noninvasive TensorTip Combo Glucometer (CoG) component employs dedicated mathematical algorithms to analyze the collected signal and to predict tissue glucose at the fingertip. This study presents the performance of the CoG (the invasive and the noninvasive components) during a standardized meal experiment. METHODS: Each of the 36 participants (18 females and males each, age: 49 ± 18 years, 14 healthy subjects, 6 type 1 and 16 type 2 patients) received a device for conducting calibration at home...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451005/hiv-infection-and-risk-of-postpartum-infection-complications-and-mortality-in-rural-uganda
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Lisa M Bebell, Joseph Ngonzi, Mark J Siedner, Winnie R Muyindike, Bosco M Bwana, Laura E Riley, Yap Boum, David R Bangsberg, Ingrid V Bassett
HIV infection may increase risk of postpartum infection and infection-related mortality. We hypothesized that postpartum infection incidence and attributable mortality in Mbarara, Uganda would be higher in HIV-infected than HIV-uninfected women. We performed a prospective cohort study of 4231 women presenting to a regional referral hospital in 2015 for delivery or postpartum care. All febrile or hypothermic women, and a subset of randomly selected normothermic women were followed during hospitalization and with 6-week postpartum phone interviews...
February 16, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450967/carotid-atherosclerosis-and-the-association-between-nocturnal-blood-pressure-dipping-and-cardiovascular-events
#19
Praew Kotruchin, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
The impact of a nondipping blood pressure (BP) pattern, defined as (awake systolic BP - sleep systolic BP)/awake systolic BP < 0.1, on cardiovascular events in populations with different degrees of carotid atherosclerosis is uncertain. The authors hypothesized that a nondipping BP pattern would show differential predictive power for cardiovascular events, including total cardiovascular death, sudden death, nonfatal cardiovascular events, and nonfatal stroke, between populations with and without carotid atherosclerosis...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450910/early-age-exposure-to-moisture-damage-and-systemic-inflammation-at-the-age-of-6-years
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A M Karvonen, C Tischer, P V Kirjavainen, M Roponen, A Hyvärinen, S Illi, K Mustonen, P I Pfefferle, H Renz, S Remes, B Schaub, E von Mutius, J Pekkanen
Cross-sectional studies have shown that exposure to indoor moisture damage and mold may be associated with subclinical inflammation. Our aim was to determine whether early age exposure to moisture damage or mold is prospectively associated with subclinical systemic inflammation or with immune responsiveness in later childhood. Home inspections were performed in children's homes in the first year of life. At age 6 years, subclinical systemic inflammation was measured by serum C-reactive protein(CRP) and blood leucocytes and immune responsiveness by ex vivo production of interleukin 1-beta(IL-1β), IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha(TNF-α) in whole blood cultures without stimulation or after 24h stimulation with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and ionomycin(PI), lipopolysaccharide(LPS) or peptidoglycan(PPG) in 251 to 270 children...
February 16, 2018: Indoor Air
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