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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445982/serum-uric-acid-level-as-a-cardio-cerebrovascular-event-risk-factor-in-middle-aged-and-non-obese-chinese-men
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Zhi-Jun Li, Chen-Ju Yi, Jing Li, Na Tang
AIM: The role of uric acid as a risk factor for cardio-cerebrovascular diseases is controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum uric acid level and the risk of cardio-cerebrovascular events in middle-aged and non-obese Chinese men. METHODS: We included 3152 participants from the health examination center of Tongji Hospital from June 2007 to June 2010. Clinical examination and medical records were collected at the annual health examination...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445618/ficolin-3-adiponectin-ratio-for-the-prediction-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-pregnant-women
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Xiao-Song Yuan, Hui Shi, Hui-Yan Wang, Bin Yu, Jian Jiang
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: To establish that the ficolin-3/adiponectin ratio is a predictor for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and was eligible for screening tests for GDM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 86 pregnant women who developed GDM and 273 normal glucose tolerance (NGT) participants was performed. Maternal serum ficolin-3, adiponectin levels were investigated at 16-18 weeks gestation using ELISA. RESULTS: Compared to the NGT group, the GDM group showed significantly higher levels of ficolin-3 and the ratio of ficolin-3/adiponectin; and decreased levels of adiponectin between 16 to 18 weeks of gestation (P < 0...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445283/association-between-plasma-homocysteine-concentration-and-the-risk-of-all-cause-death-in-adults-with-diastolic-dysfunction-in-a-community-a-13-year-cohort-study
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Jing-Ling Luo, Kuo-Liong Chien, Hsiung-Ching Hsu, Ta-Chen Su, Hung-Ju Lin, Pei-Chun Chen, Ming-Fong Chen, Yuan-Teh Lee
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCYS) has been associated with systolic heart failure. However, it is still unknown that serum homocycsteine level was useful in predicting the outcome in patients with diastolic dysfunction. We conducted a cohort study to determine if HHCYS was associated with poor prognosis in diastolic dysfunction patients. The Chin-Shan Community Cardiovascular Cohort (CCCC) study was designated to investigate the trends of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a community. Individuals who were 35 years and above were enrolled...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444987/platelet-count-spleen-length-and-platelet-count-to-spleen-length-ratio-for-the-diagnosis-of-oesophageal-varices-in-people-with-chronic-liver-disease-or-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Agostino Colli, Juan Cristóbal Gana, Jason Yap, Thomasin Adams-Webber, Natalie Rashkovan, Simon C Ling, Giovanni Casazza
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend screening of people with oesophageal varices via oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy at the time of diagnosis of hepatic cirrhosis. This requires that people repeatedly undergo unpleasant invasive procedures with their attendant risks, although half of these people have no identifiable oesophageal varices 10 years after the initial diagnosis of cirrhosis. Platelet count, spleen length, and platelet count-to-spleen length ratio are non-invasive tests proposed as triage tests for the diagnosis of oesophageal varices...
April 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444086/performance-of-the-dipstick-screening-test-as-a-predictor-of-negative-urine-culture
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Alexandre Gimenes Marques, André Mario Doi, Jacyr Pasternak, Márcio Dos Santos Damascena, Carolina Nunes França, Marinês Dalla Valle Martino
Objective: To investigate whether the urine dipstick screening test can be used to predict urine culture results. Methods: A retrospective study conducted between January and December 2014 based on data from 8,587 patients with a medical order for urine dipstick test, urine sediment analysis and urine culture. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values were determined and ROC curve analysis was performed. Results: The percentage of positive cultures was 17...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442518/the-relationship-of-mean-platelet-volume-platelet-distribution-width-and-duodenal-ulcer-perforation
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Zhe Fan, Chengjun Zhuang
BACKGROUND: Duodenal ulcer perforation (DUP) is a severe acute abdominal disease. Mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) are two platelet parameters, participating in many inflammatory processes. This study aims to investigate the relation of MPV/PDW and DUP. METHODS: A total of 165 patients were studied retrospectively, including 21 females and 144 males. The study included two groups: 87 normal patients (control group) and 78 duodenal ulcer perforation patients (DUP group)...
March 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442233/the-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-scores-predict-atrial-fibrillation-in-dyslipidemic-individuals-role-of-incorporating-low-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels
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Fotios Barkas, Moses Elisaf, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Stavroula Tsiara, Evangelos Liberopoulos
AIM: To investigate the value of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores in predicting atrial fibrillation (AF) among dyslipidemic individuals and assess the additional value of incorporating low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). METHODS: This observational study included 1241 individuals attending a lipid clinic. Models including clinical and laboratory parameters were constructed to test the predictive value of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores as well as low HDL-C levels for incident AF...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440976/diagnostic-value-of-the-caretm-hpv-test-in-screening-for-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-grade-2-or-worse
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Mojgan Karimi Zarchi, Effat Heydari, Afsarolsadat Tabatabaie, Mansour Moghimi, Wesam Kooti
Background: Cervical cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Persistent infection with a high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is the main etiological factor, so that early early detection of HR-HPV is very important. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of CareTM HPV, a new method, as compared with Pap smear, PCR, and biopsy for screening purposes. Material and Method: In this cross-sectional study, 200 sexually active women aging from 25-50 years referred to the oncology clinic of Shahid Sodoughi Yazd Hospital in 2015 with a variety of cervix epithelial lesions or a need for colposcopy were enrolled...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439322/susceptibility-imaging-in-glial-tumor-grading-using-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-mr-system-and-32-channel-head-coil
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Omer Aydin, Ramazan Buyukkaya, Bahattin Hakyemez
BACKGROUND: Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a velocity compensated, high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) spoiled gradient-echo sequence that uses magnitude and filtered-phase data. SWI seems to be a valuable tool for non-invasive evaluation of central nervous system gliomas. Relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) ratio is one of the best noninvasive methods for glioma grading. Degree of intratumoral susceptibility signal (ITSS) on SWI correlates with rCBV ratio and histopathological grade...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438346/post-bronchodilator-reversibility-of-fev1-and-eosinophilic-airway-inflammation-in-copd
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Kun-Ta Chou, Kang-Cheng Su, Yi-Han Hsiao, Shiang-Fen Huang, Hsin-Kuo Ko, Ching-Min Tseng, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Diahn-Warng Perng
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between bronchodilator responsiveness and eosinophilic airway inflammation has not been well documented in COPD. It has been investigated in this retrospective study. This issue has grown in importance due to increasing interest in the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome. METHODS: 264 stable COPD patients with no past history of asthma were retrospectively analyzed. Correlation analyses between FEV1 reversibility and sputum eosinophil levels were conducted...
April 21, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436744/cognitive-screening-in-substance-users-diagnostic-accuracies-of-the-mini-mental-state-examination-addenbrooke-s-cognitive-examination-revised-and-montreal-cognitive-assessment
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Nicole Ridley, Jennifer Batchelor, Brian Draper, Apo Demirkol, Nicholas Lintzeris, Adrienne Withall
INTRODUCTION: Despite the considerable prevalence of cognitive impairment in substance-using populations, there has been little investigation of the utility of cognitive screening measures within this context. In the present study the accuracy of three cognitive screening measures in this population was examined-the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R), and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). METHOD: A sample of 30 treatment-seeking substance users and 20 healthy individuals living in the community were administered the screening measures and a neuropsychological battery (NPB)...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436477/identification-of-risk-factors-in-epidemiologic-study-based-on-roc-curve-and-network
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Jiao Jin, Shixin Zhou, Qiujin Xu, Jinbing An
This article proposes a new non-parametric approach for identification of risk factors and their correlations in epidemiologic study, in which investigation data may have high variations because of individual differences or correlated risk factors. First, based on classification information of high or low disease incidence, we estimate Receptor Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve of each risk factor. Then, through the difference between ROC curve of each factor and diagonal, we evaluate and screen for the important risk factors...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436405/a-comparison-of-methods-for-three-class-mammograms-classification
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Marina Milosevic, Zeljko Jovanovic, Dragan Jankovic
BACKGROUND: Mammography is considered the gold standard for early breast cancer detection but it is very difficult to interpret mammograms for many reason. Computer aided diagnosis (CAD) is an important development that may help to improve the performance in breast cancer detection. OBJECTIVE: We present a CAD system based on feature extraction techniques for detecting abnormal patterns in digital mammograms. METHODS: Computed features based on gray-level co-occurrence matrices (GLCM) are used to evaluate the effectiveness of textural information possessed by mass regions...
April 14, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434388/microrna-221-3p-is-up-regulated-and-serves-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Feng Li, Jian-Wei Xu, Lei Wang, Han Liu, Ye Yan, San-Yuan Hu
It has been demonstrated that circulating MicroRNAs (miRNAs) could be potential biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and prognosis. For pancreatic cancer (PCa), little is known about miR-221-3p biological function or its prognostic value. In the current study, we profiled miR-221-3p expression in PCa cell lines. Compared with normal pancreases ductal epithelial cells, miR-221-3p is up-regulated in all PCa cell lines analysed. In SW1990 cells, overexpression of miR-221-3p increased cell proliferation and inhibited apoptosis, while inhibition of miR-221-3p decreased cell growth rate and promoted apoptosis...
April 21, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433847/is-it-reliable-to-predict-the-outcome-of-elderly-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-using-impact-prognostic-calculator
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Xueyan Wan, Kai Zhao, Sheng Wang, Huaqiu Zhang, Liang Zeng, Yu Wang, Lin Han, Rajluxmee Beejadhursing, Kai Shu, Ting Lei
BACKGROUND: Many investigators endeavor to predict the outcome based on admission characteristics using some established models to determine which management should be applied. However, the efficacy and applicability of the models using in the geriatric severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients have not been evaluated yet. METHODS: 137 geriatric severe TBI patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. Receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curves were constructed to evaluate the efficacy and usability of the IMPACT prognostic model in evaluating the prognosis for these patients...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433839/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-evoked-potential-monitoring-techniques-during-intracranial-aneurysm-surgery-for-predicting-postoperative-ischaemic-damage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Benjamin Thomas, Dongsheng Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of various evoked potential monitoring techniques in predicting postoperative neurological deficit in intracranial aneurysm surgery. METHODS: A literature search of the MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane databases was conducted for English language papers published between 31 March 1983 and 31 March 2016. Original studies that reported the use of evoked potential monitoring during intracranial aneurysm surgery in predicting postoperative neurological damage were selected, and their relevant reference lists were hand searched...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432884/use-of-presepsin-and-procalcitonin-for-prediction-of-septifast-results-in-critically-ill-patients
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Dunja Mihajlovic, Snezana Brkic, Arsen Uvelin, Biljana Draskovic, Vladimir Vrsajkov
PURPOSE: There is a need for identification of marker that could lead physicians to take the right step towards laboratory techniques for documentation of infection. The aim of this study was to investigate whether presepsin and procalcitonin (PCT) levels in patients with suspected sepsis could predict blood culture (BC) and SeptiFast (SF) results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 100 patients were included in our study. PCT, C-reactive protein (CRP), and presepsin levels were determined...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431860/predictive-value-of-perfusion-defects-on-dual-energy-cta-in-the-absence-of-thromboembolic-clots
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Richard A P Takx, Thomas Henzler, U Joseph Schoepf, Thomas Germann, Stefan O Schoenberg, Aysel Shirinova, Ralf W Bauer, Claudia Frellesen, Long Jiang Zhang, John W Nance, Christian Fink, Paul Apfaltrer
BACKGROUND: To determine the predictive value of volumetrically measured lung perfusion defects (PDvol) and right ventricular dysfunction on dual-energy computed tomography angiography (DE-CTA) for predicting all cause mortality in patients suspected of pulmonary embolism (PE) but without evident thromboembolic clot on CTA. METHODS: 448 patients underwent DE-CTA on a 64-channel DSCT system between January 2007 and December 2012 for suspected PE, of which 115 were without detectable thromboembolic clot on CTA...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429348/diagnostic-value-of-copeptin-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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M O Ay, A K Erenler, T Dogan, M Yetim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of copeptin in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to compare the diagnostic efficacy of copeptin with other cardiac markers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 160 cases were enrolled in the study. All were over 18 years of age, and consisted of 54 non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI), 54 ST segment elevation MI (STEMI), and 52 healthy subjects (controls). Serum troponin-I, CK-MB mass, copeptin and CRP levels were measured in each of the cases, and were compared between the three groups for statistical differences...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427806/decreased-synovial-fluid-ghrelin-levels-are-linked-with-disease-severity-in-primary-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-and-are-increased-following-laser-therapy
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Yu-Cong Zou, Hong-Yu Deng, Zheng Mao, Chang Zhao, Ju Huang, Gang Liu
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin has been proved to inhibit inflammation and promote cartilage growth. So far, its role in patients with primary osteoarthritis has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: The current study was performed to explore the serum and synovial ghrelin levels as well as the relationship between ghrelin levels and disease severity in primary knee OA patients. METHODS: 52 primary knee OA patients were recruited in the study. 52 sex and age-matched patients visiting our hospital for regular body check were selected as controls...
April 18, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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