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Sun-Myoung Kang, Hyun Woo Lim, Hoon Yu
Although sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients more frequently than non-CKD patients, few reports have described SSNHL in dialysis patients. We aimed to review the characteristics of SSNHL in chronic dialysis patients and evaluate treatment responses to steroid therapy. We retrospectively reviewed the records of dialysis patients diagnosed with idiopathic SSNHL at Asan Medical Center between January 2000 and December 2014. Pure tone and speech audiometry analyzes were performed before and 2 weeks and 2 months after treatment onset to evaluate outcomes...
November 2018: Renal Failure
Lauren E Giugale, Sara Sakamoto, Jonathan Yabes, Shannon L Dunn, Elizabeth E Krans
We conducted an observational retrospective cohort study to evaluate the risk factors and the maternal morbidity associated with unintended extensions of the hysterotomy during caesarean delivery. We evaluated 2707 women who underwent low-transverse caesarean deliveries in 2011 at an academic, tertiary-care hospital. Hysterotomy extensions were identified through operative reports. Of the 2707 caesarean deliveries, 392 (14.5%) had an unintended hysterotomy extension. On the multivariable regression modelling, neonatal weight (OR 1...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
You Jung Shin, June Seek Choi, Jin Hoon Chung, Jung Yeol Han, Hyun Kyong Ahn, Hyun Mee Ryu
This study aimed to analyse perinatal outcomes in ofloxacin-exposed pregnancies. This prospective study was conducted on 143 singleton pregnancies between January 2001 and April 2014, after oral ofloxacin exposure in the first trimester. A total of 33 exposed mothers were compared with 110 age-matched controls who were not exposed to teratogen. The mean maternal age was 31.4 ± 3.6 years, and the median gestational age was 4.1 weeks at the exposure. No significant differences were observed in either gestational age or in the foetal ultrasonographic long bone length between the exposed and control groups...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Xingye Xu, Tao Liu, Jian Yang, Lihong Chen, Bo Liu, Lingling Wang, Qi Jin
Trichophyton rubrum is the most common fungal pathogen in the world, which has been studied as an important dermatophyte model organism. Despite the prevalence of T. rubrum, the available antifungal therapies are not sufficiently efficient. In this study, we performed the first comparisons between the two major growth stages of T. rubrum: conidial and mycelial stages, based on their whole-cell proteomes and lysine acetylomes. In total, 4,343 proteins were identified in both stages, and 1,879 proteins were identified as differentially expressed between the two stages...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
Pei-Ying Yeh, Hsiao-Ping Chen, Jing-Yi Wu
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation is the primary surgical treatment for type I diabetes mellitus with end-stage renal disease. However, this transplant surgery has a high-risk of surgical complications, including duodenal anastomotic leakage, which may lead to pancreas transplantation failure if the leakage worsens. This case report describes a patient who suffered from duodenal anastomotic leakage after SPK transplantation. The digestive enzymes eroded the wound and skin around the wound, resulting in periwound moisture-associated dermatitis...
April 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
G Li, Q Luo, Z Lang, Y Li, A Wang, K Wang, Y Niu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the pathological features and define the optimal surgical margins (SM) of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for kidney neoplasms 4-7 cm (stage pT1b) on preoperative imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective study included 748 patients who were diagnosed stage pT1b renal tumors and underwent either radical nephrectomy (RN, n = 475) or NSS (n = 273) from January 2004 to March 2017. The tumor size, pathological subtype, Fuhrman grade, status of peritumoral pseudocapsule (PC) and tumor multifocality were recorded...
March 21, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Vikas Ostwal, Rohit Swami, Shraddha Patkar, Swaratika Majumdar, Mahesh Goel, Shaesta Mehta, Reena Engineer, Sarika Mandavkar, Suman Kumar, Anant Ramaswamy
Data on adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine-cisplatin (GC) in resected gallbladder cancers (GBC) are scarce. Patients who underwent upfront curative resection for GBC from 2010 to 2016 were analyzed. Patients with stage II-III GBC treated with adjuvant GC were analyzed. A total of 242 patients were evaluated, of whom 125 patients received GC regimen as adjuvant chemotherapy. The median age was 50 years (range 31-74), majority were female (77.6%), and 37 patients (29.6%) had raised CA 19.9 levels at baseline...
March 21, 2018: Medical Oncology
Denise Althaus, Claudio Zweifel, Roger Stephan
In a large-scale Swiss poultry abattoir, a microbiological process analysis of broiler carcasses was performed. At each selected process stage (scalding, plucking, evisceration, washing, and chilling), 90 carcasses from 30 flocks were sampled and examined for Campylobacter , Salmonella , Escherichia coli , Enterobacteriaceae, and extended-spectrum b-lactamases-producing Enterobacteriaceae. With regard to Campylobacter counts on carcasses, plucking tended to slightly increase the results (on average by 0.4 log CFU/g), whereas mean counts from plucked and chilled carcasses were comparable (3...
October 20, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
Adele Repossi, Elisa Zironi, Teresa Gazzotti, Andrea Serraino, Giampiero Pagliuca
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a metal complex composed of a central cobalt ion bonded to six ligands. It is essential for major biological functions such as protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, the maintenance of the central nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. Since mammals cannot synthesize cobalamin, dietary intake represents the only natural source for humans. Dairy products can provide significant levels of cobalamin; moreover, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel has set the recommended intake at 4 μg/day for adults...
October 20, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
Irfan Qamruddin, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Habiba Abdullah, Muhammad Abdullah Kamran, Nausheen Jawaid, Verda Mahroof
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the analgesic effect of a single application of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on spontaneous pain and pain on chewing after placement of initial archwires. Methods: Forty-two patients (26 women, 16 men) were randomly recruited for this split-mouth randomized clinical trial. Each patient received super-elastic nickel-titanium (NiTi) initial archwires (0.012, 0.014, 0.016, and 0.018-inch [in]) in the maxilla for leveling and alignment for an interval of 4 weeks between archwires...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
Madalyn G Neuwirth, Andrew J Epstein, Giorgos C Karakousis, Ronac Mamtani, E Carter Paulson
Background: Evidence suggests that resection of synchronous hepatic metastases (SHM) in stage IV colon cancer is safe and can improve survival in select patients. Little is known, however, about the use of hepatic resection in this setting on a population level. The aim of this study was to describe trends in resection rates of SHM in patients with stage IV colon cancer using a large national cohort database. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed of stage IV colon cancer patients during 2000-2011 in Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Medicare data who had diagnosis codes confirming SHM...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Azfar Neyaz, Nuzhat Husain, Sameer Gupta, Swati Kumari, Aditi Arora, Namrata Puneet Awasthi, Kiran Preet Malhotra, Sanjeev Misra
Background: Gallbladder carcinoma, uncommon in most of the world, is frequent in South East Asia. It presents in advanced stages with limited therapeutic options. We investigated targetable predictive and prognostic Markers in 268 cases including 233 primary site lesions and 35 metastatic gallbladder carcinoma. Methods: EGFR, VEGF, HER2/Neu and p53 were assessed using immunohistochemistry. HER2/Neu was validated in a subset by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) using tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
Background: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced esophageal cancer (EC) may utilize a wide variety of RT doses, without clear consensus to date. This study evaluated national practice patterns between lower dose (LD) (40-41.4 Gy) or higher dose (HD) (50-50.4 Gy) therapy, in addition to differences in survival and postoperative events. Methods: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried [2004-2013] for patients with newly-diagnosed cT1a-T4aN0/N+M0 EC that received neoadjuvant CRT followed by esophagectomy...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Eugenia Cordero-García, Allan Ramos-Esquivel, Warner Alpízar-Alpízar
Background: Gastric cancer is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths in several Latin-American countries, including Costa Rica. However, determinants of poor outcomes are fairly unknown for patients from this region. The aim of this study was to determine prognostic variables of overall survival (OS) in a cohort of Hispanic patients after curative-intent surgery for gastric cancer. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the clinical records of 236 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for advanced gastric cancer at four major hospitals in Costa Rica...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Andrew E Hendifar, Jonathan I Chang, Brian Z Huang, Richard Tuli, Bechien U Wu
Background: Although advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by progressive weight loss and nutritional deterioration, the effect of cancer cachexia and body mass index (BMI) at diagnosis on survival remains unclear. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated a prospectively collected internal cancer registry of PDAC cases from 2006-2014 at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Cancer cachexia was defined as weight loss greater than 5% over the 6 months prior to diagnosis...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Mohammadreza Seyyed Majidi, Peyman Sanjari Pirayvatlou, Majid Rajabikashani, Mona Firoozabadi, Seyed Ali Seyed Majidi, Jamshid Vafaeimanesh
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication regimens in patients with end stage renal disease. Background: In patients undergoing hemodialysis, the pathologic changes seen in the stomach may be the result of high serum levels of gastrin, delayed gastric emptying or HP infection. Methods: Our study was a randomized clinical trial in which 120 patients with ESRD (Patients who undergo hemodialysis) confirmed HP infection, were divided to four groups having 2-week eradication regimens; Group I: LCA (lansoprazole 30 mg-BD,clarithromycin 250 mg-BD, amoxicillin 500 mg-BD), Group II: LCM (lansoprazole 30 mg-BD,clarithromycin 250 mg-BD, metronidazole 500 mg-BD), Group III: LCAM (lansoprazole 30 mg-BD,clarithromycin 250 mg-BD,amoxicillin 500 mg-BD, metronidazole 500 mg-BD) and Group IV: Sequential (lansoprazole 30 mg-BDfor two weeks; first week: amoxicillin 500 mg-BD and second week: clarithromycin 250 mg-BD, metronidazole 500 mg-BD)...
2018: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
Muriel X G Draht, Danny Goudkade, Alexander Koch, Heike I Grabsch, Matty P Weijenberg, Manon van Engeland, Veerle Melotte, Kim M Smits
Background: Biomarkers that can predict the prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and that can stratify high-risk early stage patients from low-risk early stage patients are urgently needed for better management of CRC. During the last decades, a large variety of prognostic DNA methylation markers has been published in the literature. However, to date, none of these markers are used in clinical practice. Methods: To obtain an overview of the number of published prognostic methylation markers for CRC, the number of markers that was validated independently, and the current level of evidence (LoE), we conducted a systematic review of PubMed, EMBASE, and MEDLINE...
2018: Clinical Epigenetics
Chiwoo Kim, Young Bae Choi, Ji Won Lee, Keon Hee Yoo, Ki Woong Sung, Hong Hoe Koo
Purpose: Although the prognosis is generally good in patients with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma, no consensus has been reached on the ideal treatment regimen. This study analyzed treatment outcomes and toxicities in patients younger than 18 months with stage 4 MYCN nonamplified neuroblastoma. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 20 patients younger than 18 months newly diagnosed with stage 4 MYCN nonamplified neuroblastoma between January 2009 and December 2015...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Lai-Hua Liu, Teng-Fei Fan, Dong-Xue Shi, Chang-Jun Li, Ming-Jie He, Yi-Yin Chen, Lei Zhang, Chao Yang, Xiao-Yuan Cheng, Xu Chen, Di-Qin Li, Yi-Chen Sun
Although many members encoding different ammonium- and nitrate-transporters (AMTs, NRTs) were identified and functionally characterized from several plant species, little is known about molecular components for [Formula: see text]- and [Formula: see text] acquisition/transport in tobacco, which is often used as a plant model for biological studies besides its agricultural and industrial interest. We reported here the first molecular identification in tobacco ( Nicotiana tabacum ) of nine AMTs and four NRTs , which are respectively divided into four ( AMT1/2/3/4 ) and two ( NRT1/2 ) clusters and whose functionalities were preliminarily evidenced by heterologous functional-complementation in yeast or Arabidopsis...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Jin Sothornwit, Gulapar Srisawasdi, Atchara Suwannakin, Apiradee Sriwijitkamol
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with diabetic foot problems and compare the HRQoL between diabetic patients with: 1) diabetic foot problems (DF), including diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) or amputation (AMPU); 2) other diabetic complications (COM), such as diabetic retinopathy (DR), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or coronary artery disease (CAD); and 3) no diabetic complication (CON). Patients and methods: A total of 254 diabetic patients were studied in a cross-sectional setting...
2018: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
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