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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909502/increased-ngal-level-associated-with-iron-store-in-chronic-kidney-disease-with-anemia
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Daijun Xiang, Xiuying Wang, Peipei Liu, Yuling Pan, Qian Zhang, Xiuping Chi, Ying Jing, Xinxin Duan, Qiaozhen Wei, Jianan Wang, Mianyang Li, Chengbin Wang
An iron scarcity often occurs in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a biomarker of acute kidney injury, is associated with iron metabolism. The present study determined the association between serum NGAL and iron status in chronic kidney disease with anemia. A total of 154 adult CKD patients were divided into anemia and without anemia groups. The anemia groups were further subdivided into two groups based on the presence or absence of iron deficiency, defined as a transferrin saturation (TSAT) < 20%...
June 16, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909484/fatigue-in-the-general-population-german-normative-values-of-the-eortc-qlq-fa12
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Andreas Hinz, Joachim Weis, Elmar Brähler, Anja Mehnert
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a frequent symptom in patients suffering from chronic diseases, especially cancer patients. A new fatigue questionnaire was recently developed to better assess this condition, the EORTC QLQ-FA12. The aims of this study were to test the psychometric properties of this fatigue questionnaire and to provide normative values. METHODS: A total of 2411 individuals (53.5% women), representatively selected from the German general population, responded to the EORTC QLQ-FA12 questionnaire...
June 16, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909435/photobiomodulation-therapy-pbmt-on-acute-pain-and-inflammation-in-patients-who-underwent-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-randomized-triple-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Luciana Gonçalves Langella, Heliodora Leão Casalechi, Shaiane Silva Tomazoni, Douglas Scott Johnson, Regiane Albertini, Rodney Capp Pallotta, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior
When conservative treatments fail, hip osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic degenerative disease characterized by cartilage wear, progressive joint deformity, and loss of function, can result in the need for a total hip arthroplasty (THA). Surgical procedures induced tissue trauma and incite an immune response. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMt) using low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and/or light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) has proven effective in tissue repair by modulating the inflammatory process and promoting pain relief...
June 16, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909249/processed-red-meat-intake-and-risk-of-copd-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
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Asma Salari-Moghaddam, Alireza Milajerdi, Bagher Larijani, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: No earlier study has summarized findings from previous publications on processed red meat intake and risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to examine the association between processed red meat intake and COPD risk. METHODS: We searched in PubMed/Medline, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, EMBASE and Google Scholar up to April 2018 to identify relevant studies. Prospective cohort studies that considered processed red meat as the exposure variable and COPD as the main outcome variable or as one of the outcomes were included in the systematic review...
June 1, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909210/synchronous-diagnosis-of-intradiploic-epidermoid-cyst-and-anatomically-close-associated-chronic-epidural-hematoma
#5
Jian Zheng, Hong Zhang, Chun Wang
BACKGROUND: Intradiploic epidermoid cyst (IEC) concurrent with chronic epidural hematoma (CEDH) has never been reported in the literature. We report a unique case of IEC concurrent with anatomically close associated CEDH. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old man presented with one week history of headache, confusion and drowsiness. Computed tomography (CT) exposed large extraaxial mixed density lesions with bone destruction and substantial mass effect in the left fronto-temporal region...
June 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908933/diminished-kinesthetic-and-visual-motor-imagery-ability-in-adults-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Roy La Touche, Mónica Grande-Alonso, Ferran Cuenca-Martínez, Luis Gónzalez-Ferrero, Luis Suso-Martí, Alba Paris-Alemany
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal problem among adults. It has been observed that patients with chronic pain have maladaptive neuroplastic changes and difficulty in imagination processes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of patients with chronic LBP (CLBP) to generate kinesthetic and visual motor images and the time they spent on this mental task compared with asymptomatic participants. DESIGN: Prospective, A cross-sectional study...
June 14, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908776/effects-of-chronic-endometritis-therapy-on-in-vitro-fertilization-outcome-in-women-with-repeated-implantation-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Amerigo Vitagliano, Carlo Saccardi, Marco Noventa, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Gabriele Saccone, Ettore Cicinelli, Sara Pizzi, Alessandra Andrisani, Pietro Salvatore Litta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of antibiotic therapy for chronic endometritis (CE) on IVF outcome. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Infertile women with history of recurrent implantation failure, defined as two or more failed ETs, undergoing one or more IVF cycle(s). INTERVENTION(S): The review was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42017062494) before the start of the literature search...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908748/mercury-levels-in-human-population-from-a-mining-district-in-western-colombia
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Harry Gutiérrez-Mosquera, S B Sujitha, M P Jonathan, S K Sarkar, Fairy Medina-Mosquera, Helcias Ayala-Mosquera, Gladis Morales-Mira, Laura Arreola-Mendoza
A biomonitoring study was carried out to examine the adverse impacts of total mercury in the blood (HgB), urine (HgU) and human scalp hair (HgH) on the residents of a mining district in Colombia. Representative biological samples (scalp hair, urine and blood) were collected from volunteered participants (n=63) to estimate the exposure levels of THg using a Direct mercury analyzer. The geometric mean of THg concentrations in the hair, urine and blood of males were 15.98μg/g, 23.89μg/L and 11.29μg/L respectively, whereas the females presented values of 8...
June 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908682/the-effects-of-melissa-officinalis-supplementation-on-depression-anxiety-stress-and-sleep-disorder-in-patients-with-chronic-stable-angina
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Habib Haybar, Ahmad Zare Javid, Mohammad Hosein Haghighizadeh, Einollah Valizadeh, Seyede Marjan Mohaghegh, Assieh Mohammadzadeh
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in recent decades, patients experience high levels of depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Since the calming effect of Melissa officinalis (MO) has been known, this study aimed to determine the effects of MO supplementation on depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep disturbances in patients with chronic stable angina (CSA). METHODS: In this double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, 80 patients with CSA were divided randomly into two groups (taking 3 g MO supplement or placebo daily for 8 weeks)...
August 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908291/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-interleukin-8-and-eosinophil-cationic-protein-as-serum-markers-of-glucocorticoid-efficacy-in-the-treatment-of-bronchial-asthma
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Jing Ren, Yong Sun, Gang Li, Xiao-Jue Zhu, Jin-Guo Cui
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma (BA) is a common chronic respiratory disease that has exhibited a rising global incidence in recent years. Glucocorticoids are used for the treatment of BA. Emerging evidence has demonstrated the roles of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), interleukin-8 (IL-8) and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in BA. The present study investigated whether TNF-α, IL-8 and ECP were associated with the clinical stages and severity of BA and the efficacy of glucocorticoids in the treatment of BA...
June 13, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908137/personality-high-risk-behaviors-and-elevated-risk-of-unintentional-deaths-related-to-drug-poisoning-among-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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James S Krause, Yue Cao, Nicole D DiPiro, Emma Cuddy
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk and protective factors for unintentional death related to drug poisoning from prescription medications, including opioid-related deaths, and death due to all other causes among participants with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Large specialty hospital in the Southeastern United States. PARTICIPANTS: Two cohorts of SCI participants, totaling 3070 adults (>18 years old) with chronic (>1 year) traumatic SCI...
June 13, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907879/profiling-changes-in-cortical-astroglial-cells-following-chronic-stress
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Stephanie Simard, Gianfilippo Coppola, Christopher A Rudyk, Shawn Hayley, Robyn J McQuaid, Natalina Salmaso
Recent studies have suggested that cortical astroglia play an important role in depressive-like behaviors. Potential astroglial contributions have been proposed based on their known neuroplastic functions, such as glutamate recycling and synaptic plasticity. However, the specific mechanisms by which astroglial cells may contribute or protect against a depressive phenotype remain unknown. To delineate astroglial changes that accompany depressive-like behavior, we used astroglial-specific bacTRAP mice exposed to chronic variable stress (CVS) and profiled the astroglial translatome using translating ribosome affinity purification (TRAP) in conjunction with RNAseq...
May 29, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907655/causes-and-predictors-of-readmission-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-catheter-ablation-a-national-population-based-cohort-study
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Shilpkumar Arora, Sopan Lahewala, Byomesh Tripathi, Varshil Mehta, Varun Kumar, Divya Chandramohan, Alejandro Lemor, Mihir Dave, Nileshkumar Patel, Nilay V Patel, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Juan Viles-Gonzalez, Abhishek Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: Reducing readmission after catheter ablation (CA) in atrial fibrillation (AF) is important. METHODS AND RESULTS: We utilized National Readmission Data (NRD) 2010-2014. AF was identified by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnostic code 427.31 in the primary field, while first CA of AF was identified via ICD-9 -procedure code 37.34. Any admission within 30 or 90 days of index admission was considered a readmission...
June 15, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907379/prediction-of-prognosis-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-with-respiratory-failure-a-comparison-of-three-nutritional-assessment-methods
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Ruiqi Chen, Lu Xing, Chao You, Xuemei Ou
OBJECTIVES: Due to their increased energy expenditure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with respiratory failure are susceptible to malnutrition. This study aimed to compare the predictive values of the following three widely used nutritional assessment methods for the clinical prognosis of COPD patients with respiratory failure: body mass index (BMI), Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS 2002), and serum albumin (ALB) level. METHODS: COPD patients with respiratory failure treated in our center from June 2013 to June 2016 were retrospectively included...
June 12, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907335/trial-protocol-the-use-of-mindfulness-based-intervention-for-improving-bracing-compliance-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Benjamin Hon Kei Yip, Xue Li, Christine Hiu Yan Leung, Ting Gao, Vincent Chi Ho Chung, Fiona Wai Ping Yu, Tsz Ping Lam, Jack Chun Yiu Cheng, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
INTRODUCTION: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most prevalent deforming orthopaedic condition; it causes significant disability when spinal curves progress beyond 45deg. Bracing is the primary treatment prescribed for adolescents with an immature skeleton who have spinal curves between 25 and 45deg. New evidence suggests that compliance with bracing significantly decreases the progression of high-risk curves to the threshold for surgery. Nonetheless, bracing is a stressful experience...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907162/schistosomiasis-in-immigrants-refugees-and-travellers-in-an-italian-referral-centre-for-tropical-diseases
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Valentina Marchese, Anna Beltrame, Andrea Angheben, Geraldo Badona Monteiro, Giovanni Giorli, Francesca Perandin, Dora Buonfrate, Zeno Bisoffi
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases. If unrecognised and untreated, the chronic infection can lead to irreversible complications. METHODS: Retrospective observational study aimed at describing clinical history, laboratory findings and imaging presentation of imported schistosomiasis diagnosed at the Centre for Tropical Diseases, Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital of Negrar, Verona, Italy from 2010 to 2014. The aim of our study was to assess differences in demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, laboratory data and ultrasound findings between immigrants/visiting friends and relatives (VFR) from endemic countries (endemic group) and expatriates/travellers (non-endemic group)...
June 16, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907132/association-between-multiple-comorbidities-and-self-rated-health-status-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-chinese-the-china-kadoorie-biobank-study
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Xingyue Song, Jing Wu, Canqing Yu, Wenhong Dong, Jun Lv, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Zhengming Chen, An Pan, Liming Li
BACKGROUND: Understanding the correlates of self-rated health (SRH) can help public health professionals prioritize health-promotion and disease-prevention interventions. This study aimed to investigate the association between multiple comorbidities and global SRH and age-comparative SRH. METHODS: A total of 512,891 participants aged 30-79 years old were recruited into the China Kadoorie Biobank study from ten regions between 2004 and 2008. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) for the associations between comorbidities (including diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, stroke, tuberculosis, emphysema/bronchitis, asthma, cirrhosis/chronic hepatitis, peptic ulcer, gallbladder disease, kidney disease, fracture, rheumatic arthritis, psychiatric disorders, depressive symptoms, neurasthenia, head injury and cancer) and SRH...
June 15, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907106/activation-and-polarization-of-circulating-monocytes-in-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#18
William D Cornwell, Victor Kim, Xiaoxuan Fan, Marie Elena Vega, Frederick V Ramsey, Gerard J Criner, Thomas J Rogers
BACKGROUND: The ability of circulating monocytes to develop into lung macrophages and promote lung tissue damage depends upon their phenotypic pattern of differentiation and activation. Whether this phenotypic pattern varies with COPD severity is unknown. Here we characterize the activation and differentiation status of circulating monocytes in patients with moderate vs. severe COPD. METHODS: Blood monocytes were isolated from normal non-smokers (14), current smokers (13), patients with moderate (9), and severe COPD (11)...
June 15, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906617/the-effect-of-psychosocial-measures-of-resilience-and-self-efficacy-in-patients-with-neck-and-lower-back-pain
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Shaan A Ahmed, Govind Shantharam, Adam E M Eltorai, Davis A Hartnett, Avi Goodman, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Psychosocial risk factors may predispose to progression of back and neck pain to chronic pain or disability. Resilience (the ability to recover from stress) and pain self-efficacy (confidence that one can perform daily activities despite pain) are important psychometric properties shown to affect health and illness. PURPOSE: To examine the relationships among resilience, pain self-efficacy, and disability in spine patients. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Prospective, single-center orthopedic spine clinic...
June 12, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906601/sofosbuvir-in-combination-with-daclatasvir-or-simeprevir-for-12-weeks-in-non-cirrhotic-subjects-chronically-infected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Henrique Pott Junior, Guilherme Bricks, Giuliano Grandi, Jorge Figueiredo Senise, Adauto Castelo Filho
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir (SOF+DCV) or simeprevir (SOF+SMV) in a randomized, open-label, non-inferiority trial of patients infected with hepatitis c virus (HCV) genotype 1, who were previously unresponsive to pegylated interferon and ribavirin or were treatment-naïve. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive SOF (400 mg once daily) plus DCV (60 mg once daily) or SMV (150 mg once daily) for 12 weeks...
June 12, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
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