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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922885/patient-selection-and-clinical-efficacy-of-urgent-superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-using-advanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-techniques
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Hyun-Seok Park, Sang-Hyeon Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Jae-Hyung Choi, Dae-Hyun Kim, Myong-Jin Kang, Jae-Kwan Cha, Jae-Taeck Huh
BACKGROUND: Selected patients with acute ischemic stroke might benefit from superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass, but the indications for urgent STA-MCA bypass are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To report our experiences of urgent STA-MCA bypass in patients requiring urgent reperfusion who were ineligible for other reperfusion therapies, using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. METHODS: The inclusion criteria for urgent STA-MCA bypass were as follows: acute infarct volume <70 mL with a ratio of perfusion/diffusion lesion volume ≥1...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922383/timing-and-adequate-attendance-of-antenatal-care-visits-among-women-in-ethiopia
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Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Michael Ekholuenetale, Vaibhav Shah, Bernard Kadio, Ogochukwu Udenigwe
INTRODUCTION: Although ANC services are increasingly available to women in low and middle-income countries, their inadequate use persists. This suggests a misalignment between aims of the services and maternal beliefs and circumstances. Owing to the dearth of studies examining the timing and adequacy of content of care, this current study aims to investigate the timing and frequency of ANC visits in Ethiopia. METHODS: Data was obtained from the nationally representative 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) which used a two-stage cluster sampling design to provide estimates for the health and demographic variables of interest for the country...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922205/impact-of-advanced-age-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-report-of-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
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Masaki Kaibori, Kengo Yoshii, Isao Yokota, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Fumio Nagashima, Shoji Kubo, Masanori Kon, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Masatoshi Kudo, Takashi Kumada, Michiie Sakamoto, Osamu Nakashima, Yutaka Matsuyama, Tadatoshi Takayama, Norihiro Kokudo
OBJECTIVE: The impact of age on survival after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been thoroughly examined. We reviewed the data of a nationwide follow-up survey to determine the outcomes of hepatectomy for HCC in elderly patients. BACKGROUND: Management of malignant diseases in elderly patients has become a global clinical issue because of the increased life expectancy worldwide. Advancements in surgical techniques and perioperative management have reduced age-related contraindications for liver surgery...
September 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922061/alanine-aminotransferase-and-total-bilirubin-are-synergistically-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-japanese-women
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Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Kensuke Senzaki, Teru Kumagi
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) at high levels and total bilirubin (T-BiL) at low levels were oxidative potentials, but it was uncertain whether ALT and T-BiL had an additive interaction for the risk of MetS. METHODS: From a single community, we recruited 864 women (70 ± 8 years) during their annual health examination. We cross-sectionally investigated whether ALT and T-BiL are associated with MetS and its components based on the modified criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATP) III report...
September 18, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921697/cross-country-skiing-is-associated-with-lower-all-cause-mortality-a-population-based-follow-up-study
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Jari A Laukkanen, Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Setor K Kunutsor
OBJECTIVES: The prospective relationship between leisure time cross-country skiing and any fatal events is uncertain. We aimed to assess the associations of leisure time cross-country skiing habits with the risk of all-cause mortality in a general population. METHODS: A 12-month physical activity questionnaire was used at baseline to assess the frequency, average duration, and intensity of cross-country skiing in a prospective population-based cohort of 2,087 middle-aged men from Eastern Finland...
September 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920552/clinical-correlation-of-the-area-of-inferior-vena-cava-iliac-and-femoral-veins-for-stent-use
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Afsha Aurshina, Arkady Ganelin, Anil Hingorani, Sheila Blumberg, Yuriy Ostrozhynskyy, Borislav Kheyson, Enrico Ascher
Objective The purpose of the study is to evaluate normal anatomical areas of infrarenal inferior vena cava, common iliac, external iliac and common femoral veins by intravascular ultrasound with the goal of assisting the development of venous-specific stents in the treatment of iliac vein stenosis. Method From February 2012 to December 2013, 656 office-based venograms were performed in our facility. Among them, 576 were stented and 80 were not. The measurements of veins were done intraoperatively using an intravascular ultrasound catheter to record areas of the inferior vena cava, proximal, middle and distal segments of common iliac vein, external iliac vein and common femoral vein...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919314/24-hour-alberta-stroke-program-early-ct-score-assessment-in-post-stroke-spasticity-development-in-patients-with-a-first-documented-anterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke
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Ondrej Volny, Maria Justanova, Petra Cimflova, Linda Kasickova, Ivana Svobodova, Jan Muzik, Martin Bares
BACKGROUND: Neuroanatomic substrates responsible for development of post-stroke spasticity are still poorly understood. The study is focused on identification of brain regions within the territory of the middle cerebral artery associated with spasticity development. METHODS: This is a single-center prospective cohort study of first documented anterior circulation ischemic strokes with a neurologic deficit lasting >7 days (from March 2014 to September 2016, all patients are involved in a registry)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919202/parenting-practices-and-overweight-status-of-junior-high-school-students-in-china-a-nationally-representative-study-of-19-487-students-from-112-schools
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Zhengqi Tan, Jungwon Min, Hong Xue, Weidong Wang, Youfa Wang
The study aimed to examine the level of parental responsiveness and demandingness for junior high students in China and its association with child weight status; assess if it differs by student socio-demographic characteristics; and to test the association between parenting and child physical activity. Nationally representative survey data collected from 19,487 students in 112 middle schools across China in 2013-2014 academic year were analyzed in 2016. Children's anthropometrics and perceptions of parenting practices were accessed by self-administered questionnaire...
September 14, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918955/shifts-in-the-relationship-between-motor-unit-recruitment-thresholds-versus-derecruitment-thresholds-during-fatigue
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Matt S Stock, Jacob A Mota
Muscle fatigue is associated with diminished twitch force amplitude. We examined changes in the motor unit recruitment versus derecruitment threshold relationship during fatigue. Nine men (mean age = 26 years) performed repeated isometric contractions at 50% maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) knee extensor force until exhaustion. Surface electromyographic signals were detected from the vastus lateralis, and were decomposed into their constituent motor unit action potential trains. Motor unit recruitment and derecruitment thresholds and firing rates at recruitment and derecruitment were evaluated at the beginning, middle, and end of the protocol...
September 14, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918835/left-ventricular-false-tendons-are-associated-with-left-ventricular-dilation-and-impaired-systolic-and-diastolic-function
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Michael E Hall, Joseph A Halinski, Thomas N Skelton, William F Campbell, Michael R McMullan, Robert C Long, Myrna N Alexander, James D Pollard, John E Hall, Ervin R Fox, Michael D Winniford, Daisuke Kamimura
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular false tendons (LVFTs) are chord-like structures that traverse the LV cavity and are generally considered to be benign. However, they have been associated with arrhythmias, LV hypertrophy and LV dilation in some small studies. We hypothesize that LVFTs are associated with LV structural and functional changes assessed by echocardiography. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated echocardiographic and clinical parameters of 126 patients identified as having LVFTs within the past 2 years and compared them to 85 age-matched controls without LVFTs...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918829/awareness-of-individual-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-self-perception-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-women
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Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Tai Pham, Nicole Karam, Laurence Amar, Corinne Chicheportiche-Ayache, Philippe Menasché, Michel Desnos, Paul Dardel, Isabelle Weill
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) self-perception by women may be inaccurate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was completed anonymously Online by women who self-reported their personal CVRF levels including age, weight, contraceptive use, menopausal status, smoking, diet and physical activities. Self-perceived risk was matched to actual cardiovascular risk according to the Framingham score. RESULTS: Among 5,240 young and middle-aged women with a high educational level, knowledge of personal CVRFs increased with age, from 51-90% for blood pressure (BP), 22-45% for blood glucose and 15-47% for blood cholesterol levels, between 30 and 65 years, respectively...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918555/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-in-middle-aged-and-older-hemodialysis-patients-a-5-year-observational-study
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Kojiro Nagai, Motokazu Matsuura, Kenji Tsuchida, Hiro-Omi Kanayama, Toshio Doi, Jun Minakuchi
Clinical guidelines for hemodialysis therapy have been described in an evidence-based manner with most evidence from randomized control trials or retrospective studies in which all generations of the hemodialysis patients were enrolled. Therefore, the question still remains whether these guidelines can be applied to increasing older patients. This study is an observational study, including 735 patients who received maintenance hemodialysis in April 2006. At baseline, the participants' age was 62.1 ± 12...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918493/study-of-lesions-of-the-lumbar-endplate-based-on-the-stage-of-maturation-of-the-lumbar-vertebral-body-the-relationship-between-skeletal-maturity-and-chronological-age
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Hideyuki Uraoka, Kosaku Higashino, Masatoshi Morimoto, Kazuta Yamashita, Fumitake Tezuka, Yoichiro Takata, Toshinori Sakai, Akihiro Nagamachi, Masaaki Murase, Koichi Sairyo
The lesion of the lumbar endplate is sometimes identified in the vertebrae of children and adolescents. The purpose of this study is to compare between skeletal maturity and chronological age. The second purpose of this study is to clarify the lesions of the lumbar endplate based on the maturation of the lumbar vertebral body. Six hundred and thirty-two (485 men and 147 women) consecutive patients were included. The mean age at the first medical examination was 13.8 years. Their skeletal maturity was evaluated based on the appearances of the secondary ossification center of L3...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918462/development-of-a-new-scoring-system-to-predict-5-year-incident-diabetes-risk-in-middle-aged-and-older-chinese
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Xu Han, Jing Wang, Yaru Li, Hua Hu, Xiulou Li, Jing Yuan, Ping Yao, Xiaoping Miao, Sheng Wei, Youjie Wang, Yuan Liang, Xiaomin Zhang, Huan Guo, An Pan, Handong Yang, Tangchun Wu, Meian He
AIMS: The aim of this study was to develop a new risk score system to predict 5-year incident diabetes risk among middle-aged and older Chinese population. METHODS: This prospective study included 17,690 individuals derived from the Dongfeng-Tongji cohort. Participants were recruited in 2008 and were followed until October 2013. Incident diabetes was defined as self-reported clinician diagnosed diabetes, fasting glucose ≥7.0 mmol/l, or the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agent...
September 16, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917181/-137-cs-and-plutonium-isotopes-accumulation-retention-in-bottom-sediments-and-soil-in-lithuania-a-case-study-of-the-activity-concentration-of-anthropogenic-radionuclides-and-their-provenance-before-the-start-of-operation-of-the-belarusian-nuclear-power-plant
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D Marčiulionienė, B Lukšienė, D Montvydienė, O Jefanova, J Mažeika, R Taraškevičius, R Stakėnienė, R Petrošius, E Maceika, N Tarasiuk, Z Žukauskaitė, L Kazakevičiūtė, M Volkova
Knowledge of the background activity concentrations of anthropogenic radionuclides before the start of operations of the new nuclear facilities in Belarus is of great value worldwide. Inland water bodies in Lithuania (specifically the Neris River, the Nemunas River and the Curonian Lagoon) are near the site of the Belarusian NPP under construction and, for this reason, sediments and flooded soils from these sensitive areas were analysed for radiocesium and plutonium isotopes (macrophytes were analysed only for (137)Cs) in 2011-2012...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917071/quantitative-evaluation-of-palatal-bone-thickness-for-the-placement-of-orthodontic-miniscrews-in-adults-with-different-facial-types
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Yunji Wang, Ye Qiu, Henglang Liu, Jinlong He, Xiaoping Fan
To quantitatively evaluate palatal bone thickness in adults with different facial types using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).  Methods: The CBCT volumetric data of 123 adults (mean age, 26.8 years) collected between August  2014 and August 2016 was retrospectively studied. The subjects were divided into a low-angle group (39 subjects), a normal-angle group (48 subjects) and a high-angle group (36 subjects) based on facial types assigned by cephalometric radiography. The thickness of the palatal bone was assessed at designated points...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916295/utilization-of-hospice-services-in-a-population-of-patients-with-huntington-s-disease
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Margaret O Johnson, Samuel Frank, Matthew Mendlik, David Casarett
CONTEXT: Although the early and middle stages of Huntington's Disease (HD) and its complications have been well described, less is known about the course of late-stage illness. In particular, little is known about the population of patients who enroll in hospice. OBJECTIVES: Our goal is to describe the characteristics of patients with HD who enrolled in hospice. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of electronic medical record data from 12 not-for-profit hospices in the United States from 2008 to 2012...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916186/clinical-immunological-and-genetic-spectrum-of-696-patients-with-combined-immunode%C3%AF-ciency
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Hassan Abolhassani, Janet Chou, Wayne Bainter, Craig Platt, Mahmood Tavassoli, Toba Momen, Marzieh Tavakol, Mohammad Hossein Eslamian, Mohammad Gharagozlou, Masoud Movahedi, Mohsen Ghadami, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Gholamreza Azizi, Reza Yazdani, Mohsen Afarideh, Alireza Ghajar, Arash Havaei, Zahra Chavoushzadeh, Seyed Alireza Mahdaviani, Taher Cheraghi, Nasrin Behniafard, Reza Amin, Soheila Aleyasin, Reza Faridhosseini, Farahzad Jabbari-Azad, Mohammamd Nabavi, Mohammad Hassan Bemanian, Saba Arshi, Rasol Molatefi, Roya Sherkat, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Delara Babaie, Iraj Mohammadzadeh, Javad Ghaffari, Alireza Shafiei, Najmeddin Kalantari, Hamid Ahanchian, Maryam Khoshkhui, Habib Soheili, Abbas Dabbaghzadeh, Afshin Shirkani, Rasoul Nasiri Kalmarzi, Seyed Hamidreza Mortazavi, Javad Tafaroji, Abbas Khalili, Javad Mohammadi, Babak Negahdari, Mohammad-Taghi Joghataei, Basel K Al-Ramadi, Capucine Picard, Nima Parvaneh, Nima Rezaei, Talal Chatila, Michel J Massaad, Sevgi Keles, Lennart Hammarström, Raif S Geha, Asghar Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Combined immunodeficiencies (CIDs) are diseases of defective adaptive immunity with diverse clinical phenotypes. Although CIDs are more prevalent in the Middle East than Western countries, the resources for genetic diagnosis are limited. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to characterize the categories of CID patients in Iran clinically and genetically. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data were obtained from 696 patients with CIDs. Patients were subdivided into those with syndromic (344 patients) and non-syndromic CIDs (352 patients)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915993/marching-to-a-different-drummer-a-cross-cultural-comparison-of-young-adolescents-who-challenge-gender-norms
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Chunyan Yu, Xiayun Zuo, Robert W Blum, Deborah L Tolman, Anna Kågesten, Kristin Mmari, Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen, Sharmistha Basu, Rajib Acharya, Qiguo Lian, Chaohua Lou
PURPOSE: Little is known about how gender norms regulate adolescents' lives across different cultural settings. This study aims to illustrate what is considered as violating gender norms for boys and girls in four urban poor sites as well as the consequences that follow the challenging of gender norms. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the Global Early Adolescent Study, a 15-country collaboration to explore gender norms and health in early adolescence. The current study analyzed narrative and in-depth interviews conducted in urban poor sites in two middle-income (Shanghai, China; and New Delhi, India) and two high-income countries (Baltimore, U...
October 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915912/the-role-of-self-control-and-cognitive-functioning-in-educational-inequalities-in-adolescent-smoking-and-binge-drinking
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Lisa E M Davies, Mirte A G Kuipers, Marianne Junger, Anton E Kunst
BACKGROUND: Large differences in substance use between educational levels originate at a young age, but there is limited evidence explaining these inequalities. The aim of this study was to test whether a) smoking and binge drinking are associated with lower levels of self-control and cognitive functioning, and b) associations between educational track and smoking and binge drinking, respectively, are attenuated after controlling for self-control and cognitive functioning. METHODS: This study used cross-sectional survey data of 15 to 20-year-olds (N = 191) from low, middle, and high educational tracks...
September 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
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