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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545791/the-combination-of-plasma-glutamate-and-physical-impairment-after-acute-stroke-as-a-potential-indicator-for-the-early-onset-post-stroke-depression
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Lei-Yu Geng, Fang-Yuan Qian, Jun-Feng Qian, Zhi-Jun Zhang
OBJECTS: The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of plasma glutamate levels with the early-onset of post-stroke depression (PSD) and to further explore the prognostic value of plasma glutamate combined with clinical characteristics for the early-onset PSD in the acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: Seventy-four patients who admitted to the hospital within 24h of acute ischemic stroke were consecutively recruited and followed up for 2weeks. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17) were used to screen for depressive symptoms 14days after stroke...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545421/diagnostic-performance-of-serum-blood-urea-nitrogen-to-creatinine-ratio-for-distinguishing-prerenal-from-intrinsic-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-emergency-department
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Guillaume Manoeuvrier, Kalyane Bach-Ngohou, Eric Batard, Damien Masson, David Trewick
BACKGROUND: The blood urea nitrogen to creatinine ratio (BCR) has been used since the early 1940s to help clinicians differentiate between prerenal acute kidney injury (PR AKI) and intrinsic AKI (I AKI). This ratio is simple to use and often put forward as a reliable diagnostic tool even though little scientific evidence supports this. The aim of this study was to determine whether BCR is a reliable tool for distinguishing PR AKI from I AKI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study over a 13 months period, in the Emergency Department (ED) of Nantes University Hospital...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545198/assessing-breast-cancer-awareness-in-thai-women-validation-of-the-breast-cancer-awareness-scale-b-cas
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Nitchamon Rakkapao, Supannee Promthet, Malcolm Anthony Moore, Solikhah Solikhah, Cameron Hurst
Background: Raising breast cancer awareness is a well-established first line strategy to reduce breast cancer mortality. A properly validated instrument is needed to gain a better understanding of breast cancer awareness. Objective: The objective of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to assess breast cancer awareness in Thai women. Methods: In this study, we develop and evaluate the validity of the Breast Cancer Awareness Scale (B-CAS). Construct validity was evaluated by using exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, and criterion validity was investigated using ROC curves to examine the associations between B-CAS subscales and breast self-examination...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545007/catechol-o-methyltransferase-gene-promoter-methylation-as-a-peripheral-biomarker-in-male-schizophrenia
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S Gao, J Cheng, G Li, T Sun, Y Xu, Y Wang, X Du, G Xu, S Duan
As an epigenetic modification, DNA methylation may reflect the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the development of schizophrenia (SCZ). Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene is a promising candidate gene of SCZ. In the present study, we investigate the association of COMT methylation with the risk of SCZ using bisulfite pyrosequencing technology. Significant association between DNA methylation of COMT and the risk of SCZ is identified (P=1.618e-007). A breakdown analysis by gender shows that the significance is driven by males (P=3...
March 30, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544439/effects-of-cognitive-impairment-on-prosodic-parameters-of-speech-production-planning-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Céline De Looze, Noémie Moreau, Laurent Renié, Finnian Kelly, Alain Ghio, Audrey Rico, Bertrand Audoin, François Viallet, Jean Pelletier, Caterina Petrone
Cognitive impairment (CI) affects 40-65% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). CI can have a negative impact on a patient's everyday activities, such as engaging in conversations. Speech production planning ability is crucial for successful verbal interactions and thus for preserving social and occupational skills. This study investigates the effect of cognitive-linguistic demand and CI on speech production planning in MS, as reflected in speech prosody. A secondary aim is to explore the clinical potential of prosodic features for the prediction of an individual's cognitive status in MS...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543551/routine-hematological-parameters-are-associated-with-short-and-long-term-prognosis-of-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Luo Fan, Li Gui, Er-Qing Chai, Chao-Jun Wei
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that some routine hematological parameters are associated with the prognosis of ischemic stroke (IS), but none of study has evaluated them simultaneously. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of routine hematological parameters in IS patients. METHODS: Using medical record database, we retrospectively reviewed the patients with IS admitted in Gansu Province Hospital between June 2014 and July 2015. The prognostic value of routine hematological parameters on admission was analyzed using logistic regression model, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis and Cox proportional hazards model...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543353/effect-of-pathologic-revision-and-ki67-and-erg-immunohistochemistry-on-predicting-radical-prostatectomy-outcome-in-men-initially-on-active-surveillance
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Leonard P Bokhorst, Monique J Roobol, Chris H Bangma, Geert J van Leenders
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if pathologic biopsy reevaluation and implementation of immunohistochemical biomarkers could improve prediction of radical prostatectomy outcome in men initially on active surveillance. METHODS: Biopsy specimens from diagnosis until switching to radical prostatectomy in men initially on active surveillance in the Dutch part of the Prostate cancer Research International Active Surveillance (PRIAS) study were collected and revised by a single pathologist...
May 24, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542531/new-diagnostic-index-for-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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Haruhito Harada, Hisashi Kai, Rei Shibata, Hiroshi Niiyama, Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Toyoaki Murohara, Noriko Yoshida, Atsushi Katoh, Hisao Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is an aging and disease-related syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, with the risk of frailty and poor quality of life. Sarcopenia is diagnosed by a decrease in skeletal muscle index (SMI) and reduction of either handgrip strength or gait speed. However, measurement of SMI is difficult for general physicians because it requires special equipment for bioelectrical impedance assay or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542505/alzhcpi-a-knowledge-base-for-predicting-chemical-protein-interactions-towards-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jiansong Fang, Ling Wang, Yecheng Li, Wenwen Lian, Xiaocong Pang, Hong Wang, Dongsheng Yuan, Qi Wang, Ai-Lin Liu, Guan-Hua Du
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complicated progressive neurodegeneration disorder. To confront AD, scientists are searching for multi-target-directed ligands (MTDLs) to delay disease progression. The in silico prediction of chemical-protein interactions (CPI) can accelerate target identification and drug discovery. Previously, we developed 100 binary classifiers to predict the CPI for 25 key targets against AD using the multi-target quantitative structure-activity relationship (mt-QSAR) method. In this investigation, we aimed to apply the mt-QSAR method to enlarge the model library to predict CPI towards AD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542094/virtual-monoenergetic-imaging-and-iodine-perfusion-maps-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-with-suboptimal-contrast-attenuation
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Doris Leithner, Julian L Wichmann, Thomas J Vogl, Jesko Trommer, Simon S Martin, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Boris Bodelle, Carlo N De Cecco, Taylor Duguay, John W Nance, U Joseph Schoepf, Moritz H Albrecht
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) and dual-energy computed tomography perfusion maps (DECT-PMs) on reader confidence and diagnostic accuracy in dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (DE-CTPA) studies with suboptimal contrast attenuation, compared with standard linearly blended reconstruction series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography examinations with suboptimal contrast attenuation of 68 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) were included in this institutional review board-approved retrospective study...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540403/analysis-of-primary-mirna-3662-and-its-mature-form-may-improve-detection-of-the-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Tomasz Powrózek, Radosław Mlak, Marcin Dziedzic, Teresa Małecka-Massalska, Dariusz Sagan
INTRODUCTION: Because of the alarming data concerning lung cancer morbidity and mortality, investigation of new molecular markers allowing early cancer detection is desirable. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of miRNA-3662 precursor (pri-miRNA-3662) as potential novel diagnostic marker of lung adenocarcinoma (AC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of miRNA-3662 and pri-miRNA-3662 was analyzed in 56 fresh-frozen tissues of non-small cell lung cancer and corresponding adjacent non-cancerous tissues using (NCT) qRT-PCR...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539288/-predictive-value-of-mirna-29a-and-mirna-10a-5p-for-28-day-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Rui Huo, Min Dai, Yi Fan, Jing-Zheng Zhou, Li Li, Jian Zu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of miR-29a and miR-10a-5p in predicting 28-day mortality in patients with sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. METHODS: Seventy-four patients with sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and 41 patients with sepsis but without AKI (control) were examined for serum levels of miR-29a and miR-10a-5p using RT-PCR. The patients were followed up for 28 days to record their survival. Pearson correlation analysis was used to test the correlations of miR-29a and miR-10a-5p with serum creatinine (Scr), cystatin C (Cys-C), and KIM-1 in patients with AKI...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538526/responsiveness-and-minimal-important-changes-of-the-scoliosis-research-society-22-patient-questionnaire-in-subjects-with-mild-adolescent-and-moderate-adult-idiopathic-scoliosis-undergoing-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation
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Marco Monticone, Emilia Ambrosini, Barbara Rocca, Calogero Foti, Simona Ferrante
STUDY DESIGN: Single-center, prospective study. OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the responsiveness and minimal important changes (MICs) for the Scoliosis Research Society-22 Patient Questionnaire (SRS-22) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and adult idiopathic scoliosis (AS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite the SRS-22 properties have been investigated in various different languages, there is still a lack of information concerning responsiveness and MIC, limiting the use of SRS-22 for clinical and research purposes...
June 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538403/serum-plr-and-lmr-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-can-they-show-the-disease-activity
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Ying Jiang, Mingcui Zang, Shanshan Li
The aim of this study is to determine platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocytes to monocytes ratio (LMR) levels in Behçet's disease (BD) and to investigate their relationships with disease activity.Hematological and inflammatory parameters including high-sensitivity C-reactive proteins (hs-CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), PLR, and LMR were examined in BD and healthy controls.Data from 140 patients with BD (108 with active and 32 with inactive disease) and 107 controls were enrolled. PLR (153...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537342/assessing-the-risk-of-sarcopenia-in-the-elderly-the-mini-sarcopenia-risk-assessment-msra-questionnaire
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A P Rossi, R Micciolo, S Rubele, F Fantin, C Caliari, E Zoico, G Mazzali, E Ferrari, S Volpato, M Zamboni
OBJECTIVES: to validate the MSRA questionnaire proposed as prescreening tool for sarcopenia, in a population of community-dwelling elderly subjects. DESIGN: observational study. SETTING: community dwelling elderly subjects. PARTICIPANTS: 274 community dwelling elderly subjects, 177 women and 97 men, aged 66-78 years. MEASUREMENTS: Based on EWGSOP diagnostic criteria subjects were classified as sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537039/investigation-of-dose-reduction-in-cardiac-perfusion-spect-via-optimization-and-choice-of-the-image-reconstruction-strategy
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Albert Juan Ramon, Yongyi Yang, P Hendrik Pretorius, Piotr J Slomka, Karen L Johnson, Michael A King, Miles N Wernick
BACKGROUND: We investigated the extent to which the administered dose (activity) level can be reduced without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy for three reconstruction strategies for SPECT-myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS: We optimized the parameters of the three reconstruction strategies for perfusion-defect detection over a range of simulated administered dose levels using a set of hybrid studies (derived from 190 subjects) consisting of clinical SPECT-MPI data modified to contain realistic simulated lesions...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536967/optimization-of-diagnostic-performance-for-differentiation-of-recurrence-from-radiation-necrosis-in-patients-with-metastatic-brain-tumors-using-tumor-volume-corrected-11-c-methionine-uptake
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Tae-Young Jung, In-Young Kim, Sa-Hoe Lim, Ki Seong Park, Dong-Yeon Kim, Shin Jung, Kyung-Sub Moon, Woo-Youl Jang, Sae-Ryung Kang, Sang-Geon Cho, Jung-Joon Min, Hee-Seung Bom, Seong Young Kwon
BACKGROUND: Tumor to normal tissue ratio (T/N ratio) on (11)C-methionine ((11)C-MET) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is affected by variable factors. We investigated whether T/N ratio cutoff values corrected according to metabolic tumor volume (MTV) could improve the diagnostic performance of (11)C-MET PET/CT for diagnosis of recurrence in patients with metastatic brain tumor. Forty-eight patients with metastatic brain tumors underwent (11)C-MET PET/CT for differential diagnosis between recurrence and radiation necrosis after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKR)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535650/-texture-analysis-based-on-contrast-enhanced-mri-can-predict-treatment-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-of-breast-cancer
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S H Sun, C W Zhou, L Y Zhao, R Z Zhang, H Ouyang
Objective: To investigate whether texture analysis based on contrast-enhanced MRI can predict pathological complete response of locally advanced breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC). Methods: Forty-seven patients with breast cancer undergone neoadjuvant chemotherapy from January 2015 to February 2016 were divided into pathological complete response (pCR) group or non-pathological complete response (non-pCR) group based on surgical pathology. Their parameters of texture analysis based on MRI before neoadjuvant chemotherapy and after 2 cycles of treatment were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534701/plasma-mir-145-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-and-radiosensitivity-prediction-of-human-cervical-cancer
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Hu Wei, Chen Wen-Ming, Jiao Jun-Bo
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate levels of plasma miR-145 in patients with cervical cancer (CC) and investigate its biomarker potential. Methods Using qRT-PCR, we compared plasma miR-145 levels in 120 patients with CC, 120 patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), and 120 healthy volunteers. The association between plasma miR-145 expression and clinicopathological factors, including radiation response, was also analyzed. Results Plasma miR-145 levels were lower in CC patient than in CIN patients and healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534700/risk-factors-for-lymph-node-metastasis-lnm-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-ptmc-role-of-preoperative-ultrasound
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Cheng Zhao, Wenbin Jiang, Yuxiu Gao, Weidong Niu, Xiaojuan Zhang, Lei Xin
Objective This study aimed to investigate the risk factors and clinical value of lymph node metastasis (LNM) and missed central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) using preoperative ultrasound (US) in patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). Methods This retrospective study included 521 patients who underwent thyroidectomy for confirmed PTMC based on a final histological examination between January 2014 and June 2015. Based on the presence of LNM, 521 cases were divided into two groups: metastasis (218) and non-metastasis (303)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
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