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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450510/utility-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-to-exclude-pulmonary-embolism-among-low-risk-emergency-department-patients-reason-to-perc-up
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Jeffrey A Kline
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450209/creation-and-assessment-of-a-clinical-predictive-calculator-and-mortality-associated-with-candida-krusei-bloodstream-infections
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Ryan Kronen, Kevin Hsueh, Charlotte Lin, William G Powderly, Andrej Spec
Background: Candida krusei bloodstream infection (CK BSI) is associated with high mortality, but whether this is due to underlying comorbidities in affected patients or the organism itself is unknown. Identifying patient characteristics that are associated with CK BSI is crucial for clinical decision-making and prognosis. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of hospitalized patients with Candida BSI at our institution between 2002 and 2015. Data were collected on demographics, comorbidities, medications, procedures, central lines, vital signs, and laboratory values...
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446860/development-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-tuberculous-meningitis-in-adults-in-lima-peru
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Lely Solari, Alonso Soto, Patrick van der Stuyft
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosis of Tuberculous Meningitis (TM) is a challenge in countries with a high burden of the disease and constrained resources and Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) could be of assistance. We aimed at developing a CPR for diagnosis of TM in a Latin American setting with high tuberculosis incidence and a concentrated HIV epidemic. METHODS: We enrolled adult patients with clinical suspicion of TM attending two hospitals in Lima, Peru. We obtained information on potential anamnestic, clinical and laboratory predictive findings that are easy to collect and promptly available...
February 15, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441423/how-do-mri-detected-subchondral-bone-marrow-lesions-bmls-on-two-different-mri-sequences-correlate-with-clinically-important-outcomes
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Siti Maisarah Mattap, Dawn Aitken, Karen Wills, Laura Laslett, Changhai Ding, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Stephen E Graves, Michelle Lorimer, Flavia Cicuttini, Graeme Jones
The aim of this study is to describe the association of bone marrow lesions (BMLs) present on two different MRI sequences with clinical outcomes, cartilage defect progression, cartilage volume loss over 2.7 years, and total knee replacement (TKR) over 13.3 years. 394 participants (50-80 years) were assessed at baseline and 2.7 years. BML presence at baseline was scored on T1-weighted fat-suppressed 3D gradient-recalled acquisition (T1) and T2-weighted fat-suppressed 2D fast spin-echo (T2) sequences. Knee pain, function, and stiffness were assessed using WOMAC...
February 13, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440942/mandibular-positioning-techniques-to-improve-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Sofie Wilkens Knappe, Liselotte Sonnesen
The purpose of this article is to review 1) mandibular advancement device (MAD) - indication, treatment success, and side effects; 2) maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery of the jaws - indication, treatment success, and side effects; and 3) current perspectives. Both MAD and MMA are administered to increase the upper airway volume and reduce the collapsibility of the upper airway. MAD is noninvasive and is indicated as a first-stage treatment in adult patients with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and in patients with severe OSA unable to adhere to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
2018: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440905/clinical-predictive-score-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Yuwares Sittichanbuncha, Jayanton Patumanond, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
Background: Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common condition at the Emergency Medicine Department. Head computer tomography (CT) scans in mild TBI patients must be properly justified in order to avoid unnecessary exposure to X-rays and to reduce the hospital/transfer costs. This study aimed to evaluate which clinical factors are associated with intracranial hemorrhage in Asian population and to develop a user-friendly predictive model. Methods: The study was conducted retrospectively at the Emergency Medicine Department in Ramathibodi Hospital, a university-affiliated super tertiary care hospital in Bangkok, Thailand...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430450/diagnosis-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-by-exhaled-breath-analysis
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REVIEW
Lieuwe D J Bos
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complication of critical illness that is characterized by acute onset, protein rich, pulmonary edema. There is no treatment for ARDS, other than the reduction of additional ventilator induced lung injury. Prediction or earlier recognition of ARDS could result in preventive measurements and might decrease mortality and morbidity. Exhaled breath contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a collection of hundreds of small molecules linked to several physiological and pathophysiological processes...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421329/corrigendum-to-rabbit-as-an-animal-model-for-intravitreal-pharmacokinetics-clinical-predictability-and-quality-of-the-published-data-exp-eye-res-137c-2015-111-124
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Eva M Del Amo, Arto Urtti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420636/prediction-models-for-patients-with-esophageal-or-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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H G van den Boorn, E G Engelhardt, J van Kleef, M A G Sprangers, M G H van Oijen, A Abu-Hanna, A H Zwinderman, V M H Coupé, H W M van Laarhoven
BACKGROUND: Clinical prediction models are increasingly used to predict outcomes such as survival in cancer patients. The aim of this study was threefold. First, to perform a systematic review to identify available clinical prediction models for patients with esophageal and/or gastric cancer. Second, to evaluate sources of bias in the included studies. Third, to investigate the predictive performance of the prediction models using meta-analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and The Cochrane Library were searched for publications from the year 2000 onwards...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409831/serum-uric-acid-in-friedreich-ataxia
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Tommaso Schirinzi, Gessica Vasco, Ginevra Zanni, Sara Petrillo, Fiorella Piemonte, Enrico Castelli, Enrico Silvio Bertini
Serum uric acid (UA) is a circulating antioxidant whose levels are typically lower in patients with idiopathic neurodegenerative diseases than healthy controls, reflecting a higher oxidative stress. Here we provided the first assessment of serum UA in Friedreich Ataxia (FRDA), an inherited neurodegenerative disorder, aimed at exploring novel disease biomarkers. Serum UA was measured in 19 FRDA patients and compared to 26 healthy controls (CTL). Multivariate analysis was conducted to eliminate main confounding factors (age, gender and BMI)...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408477/development-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis-in-peru
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Lely Solari, Alonso Soto, Patrick Van der Stuyft
OBJECTIVES: To develop a Clinical Prediction Rule (CPR) for diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis (PT) in patients with pleural exudates in Peru. METHODS: We obtained clinical and laboratory information in patients attending 2 reference hospitals in Lima, Peru with exudative pleural effusion. Predictive findings associated with pleural tuberculosis in a multiple logistic regression model were used to develop the CPR. Definite diagnosis of PT was based on a composite reference standard including bacteriologic and/or histologic analysis of pleural fluid and pleural biopsy specimens...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407013/contemporary-emergency-department-management-of-patients-with-chest-pain-a-concise-review-and-guide-for-the-high-sensitivity-troponin-era
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REVIEW
James E Andruchow, Peter A Kavsak, Andrew D McRae
This article synthesizes current best evidence for the evaluation of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) using high-sensitivity troponin assays, enabling physicians to effectively incorporate them into practice. Unlike conventional assays, high-sensitivity assays can precisely measure blood cardiac troponin concentrations in the vast majority of healthy individuals, facilitating the creation of rapid diagnostic algorithms. Very low troponin concentrations on presentation accurately rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and enable the discharge of approximately 20% of patients after a single test, whereas an additional 30%-40% of patients can be safely discharged after short-interval serial sampling in as little as 1 or 2 hours...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399365/urinary-hepcidin-25-is-elevated-in-patients-that-avoid-acute-kidney-injury-following-cardiac-surgery
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Nora Choi, Claudio Rigatto, Michael Zappitelli, Ang Gao, Simon Christie, Brett Hiebert, Rakesh C Arora, Julie Ho
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Characterization and validation of early biomarkers of AKI may ultimately facilitate early therapeutic intervention. We have previously identified that elevated urinary hepcidin-25 is inversely and independently associated with the development of AKI in adult cardiac surgery patients. Hepcidin-25 is an antimicrobial peptide that sequesters iron intracellularly, and its elevation following human ischemia reperfusion injury may represent a renoprotective response to minimize renal injury...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395632/predictors-of-clinical-success-in-runners-with-patellofemoral-pain-secondary-analyses-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jean-Francois Esculier, Laurent J Bouyer, Blaise Dubois, Jean Leblond, Mélanie Brisson, Luc Chau, Jean-Sébastien Roy
OBJECTIVES: To identify predictors of outcome to a rehabilitation program focused on education and management of training loads in runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP). DESIGN: Secondary analyses of a randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Fifty-eight runners with PFP (62% female, aged 31.2±6.6years, running 20.3±5.6km/week) were included in analyses. Following baseline collection of demographics, anthropometry, symptomatology, isometric strength, running mechanics and radiological data, runners were randomized to one of the three 8-week intervention program: (1) Education on symptoms management and training modifications; (2) Education+Exercise program; (3) Education+Gait retraining...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393522/derivation-and-validation-of-a-clostridium-difficile-infection-recurrence-prediction-rule-in-a-national-cohort-of-veterans
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Kelly R Reveles, Eric M Mortensen, Jim M Koeller, Kenneth A Lawson, Mary Jo V Pugh, Sarah A Rumbellow, Jacqueline R Argamany, Christopher R Frei
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Prior studies have identified risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), but few studies have integrated these factors into a clinical prediction rule that can aid clinical decision making. The objective of this study was to derive and validate a CDI recurrence prediction rule to identify patients at risk for first recurrence in a national cohort of veterans. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. DATA SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Informatics and Computing Infrastructure...
February 2, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390342/the-predictive-value-of-early-oral-motor-assessments-for-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-moderately-and-late-preterm-infants
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Xianhong Zhang, Mei Zhou, Huaying Yin, Ying Dai, Yuwei Li
Oral motor assessment is used to identify abnormal sucking patterns which may reflect neurodevelopmental problems in preterm infants, but few studies have focused on moderately and late preterm infants. We enrolled 118 moderately and late preterm infants (mean gestational age, 35.04 weeks; mean birth weight, 2347.59 g) and analyzed the relationship between the Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale scores of these infants and the Chinese revision of Bayley Scales of Infant Development outcomes at 6 months corrected age...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378374/-french-comment-on-article-stent-placement-for-benign-esophageal-leaks-perforations-and-fistulae-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-successful-leakage-control
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377923/clinical-prediction-models-for-mortality-and-functional-outcome-following-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Marion Fahey, Elise Crayton, Charles Wolfe, Abdel Douiri
OBJECTIVE: We aim to identify and critically appraise clinical prediction models of mortality and function following ischaemic stroke. METHODS: Electronic databases, reference lists, citations were searched from inception to September 2015. Studies were selected for inclusion, according to pre-specified criteria and critically appraised by independent, blinded reviewers. The discrimination of the prediction models was measured by the area under the curve receiver operating characteristic curve or c-statistic in random effects meta-analysis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353682/predicting-the-risk-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nick van Es, Martha Louzada, Marc Carrier, Vicky Tagalakis, Peter L Gross, Sudeep Shivakumar, Marc A Rodger, Philip S Wells
BACKGROUND: The risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients despite anticoagulant therapy is high. Clinical factors and pro-coagulant markers may identify high-risk patients and guide decisions about intensifying anticoagulation therapy. AIMS: To evaluate whether serial measurements of pro-coagulant markers can identify patients at high risk of recurrent VTE. METHODS: In this multicenter, prospective cohort study, patients with active cancer and acute deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism were enrolled...
January 9, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348138/development-and-validation-of-outcome-prediction-models-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-the-sahit-multinational-cohort-study
#20
Blessing N R Jaja, Gustavo Saposnik, Hester F Lingsma, Erin Macdonald, Kevin E Thorpe, Muhammed Mamdani, Ewout W Steyerberg, Andrew Molyneux, Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel, Bawarjan Schatlo, Daniel Hanggi, David Hasan, George K C Wong, Nima Etminan, Hitoshi Fukuda, James Torner, Karl L Schaller, Jose I Suarez, Martin N Stienen, Mervyn D I Vergouwen, Gabriel J E Rinkel, Julian Spears, Michael D Cusimano, Michael Todd, Peter Le Roux, Peter Kirkpatrick, John Pickard, Walter M van den Bergh, Gordon Murray, S Claiborne Johnston, Sen Yamagata, Stephan Mayer, Tom A Schweizer, R Loch Macdonald
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a set of practical prediction tools that reliably estimate the outcome of subarachnoid haemorrhage from ruptured intracranial aneurysms (SAH). DESIGN: Cohort study with logistic regression analysis to combine predictors and treatment modality. SETTING: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage International Trialists' (SAHIT) data repository, including randomised clinical trials, prospective observational studies, and hospital registries...
January 18, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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