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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780412/a-prediction-model-for-recognizing-strangulated-small-bowel-obstruction
#1
Xiaming Huang, Guan Fang, Jie Lin, Keyu Xu, Hongqi Shi, Lei Zhuang
Introduction: Early and accurate diagnosis of strangulated small bowel obstruction (SSBO) is difficult. This study aimed to devise a prediction model for predicting the risk of SSBO. Materials and Methods: A database of 417 patients who had clinical symptoms of intestinal obstruction confirmed by computed tomography (CT) were evaluated for inclusion in this study. Symptoms and laboratory and radiologic findings of these patients were collected after admission. These clinical factors were analyzed using logistic regression...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778660/sarcoidosis-diagnostic-score-sds-a-systematic-evaluation-to-enhance-the-diagnosis-of-sarcoidosis
#2
Alexandra N Bickett, Elyse E Lower, Robert P Baughman
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of sarcoidosis is made by the combination of clinical features and biopsy results. The clinical features of sarcoidosis can be quite variable. We developed a Sarcoidosis Diagnostic Score (SDS) to summarize the clinical features of possible sarcoidosis patients. METHODS: Biopsy confirmed sarcoidosis patients seen during a seven-month time period at the University of Cincinnati Sarcoidosis clinic were prospectively identified. Non-sarcoidosis patients seen at the same clinic were used as controls...
May 17, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778179/recombinant-adenovirus-delivered-soluble-cd163-and-sialoadhesin-receptors-protected-pigs-from-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-infection
#3
Wenlong Xia, Zhi Wu, Changming Guo, Shanyuan Zhu, Xinyu Zhang, Xiaoli Xia, Huaichang Sun
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most important swine diseases affecting pig industry worldwide. Sialoadehesin (Sn) and CD163 are the two specific receptors for PRRSV infection of porcine alveolar macrophages. Our previous study showed that the soluble Sn receptor Sn4D-Fc and soluble CD163 receptor SRCR59-Fc expressed by the two recombinant adenoviral (rAd) vectors have an additive anti-PRRSV effect in vitro. In the present study, rAd-Sn4D-Fc and rAd-SRCR59-Fc were inoculated into pigs, and the efficient expression of Sn4D-Fc and SRCR59-Fc proteins was detected by ELISA...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775230/alcohol-enhances-symptoms-and-propensity-for-infection-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-and-a-murine-model-of-dss-induced-colitis
#4
Abigail R Cannon, Paulius V Kuprys, Adrienne N Cobb, Xianzhong Ding, Anai N Kothari, Paul C Kuo, Joshua M Eberhardt, Adam M Hammer, Niya L Morris, Xiaoling Li, Mashkoor A Choudhry
Over 1.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and ulcerative colitis (UC) makes up approximately half of those diagnoses. As a disease, UC cycles between periods of remission and flare, which is characterized by intense abdominal pain, increased weight loss, intestinal inflammation, rectal bleeding, and dehydration. Interestingly, a widespread recommendation to IBD patients for avoidance of a flare period is "Don't Drink Alcohol" as recent work correlated alcohol consumption with increased GI symptoms in patients with IBD...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773277/-thicker-polyethylene-bearings-are-not-associated-with-higher-failure-rates-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
#5
Nicholas J Greco, David A Crawford, Keith R Berend, Joanne B Adams, Adolph V Lombardi
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in polyethylene bearing surface properties, only 1 previous study has examined the results of larger thickness bearings. The purpose of this study was to determine whether polyethylene thickness influenced patient outcomes and implant survival following modular total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty from 2003 to 2014 in a single practice database...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769594/touchscreen-typing-pattern-analysis-for-detecting-fine-motor-skills-decline-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Dimitrios Iakovakis, Stelios Hadjidimitriou, Vasileios Charisis, Sevasti Bostantzopoulou, Zoe Katsarou, Leontios J Hadjileontiadis
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative movement disorder causing progressive disability that severely affects patients' quality of life. While early treatment can produce significant benefits for patients, the mildness of many early signs combined with the lack of accessible high-frequency monitoring tools may delay clinical diagnosis. To meet this need, user interaction data from consumer technologies have recently been exploited towards unsupervised screening for PD symptoms in daily life. Similarly, this work proposes a method for detecting fine motor skills decline in early PD patients via analysis of patterns emerging from finger interaction with touchscreen smartphones during natural typing...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767728/andecaliximab-anti-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-induction-therapy-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-3-study-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-disease
#7
William J Sandborn, Bal R Bhandari, Charles Randall, Ziad H Younes, Tomasz Romanczyk, Yan Xin, Emily Wendt, Hao Chai, Matt McKevitt, Sally Zhao, John S Sundy, Satish Keshav, Silvio Danese
Background and Aims: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 [MMP9] is implicated in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis [UC] via disruption of intestinal barrier integrity and function. A phase 2/3 combined trial was designed to examine the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of the anti-MMP9 antibody, andecaliximab [formerly GS-5745], in patients with moderately to severely active UC. Methods: Patients were randomised [1:1:1] to receive placebo, 150 mg andecaliximab every 2 weeks [Q2W], or 150 mg andecaliximab weekly [QW], via subcutaneous administration...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765110/mast-cells-contribute-to-enterovirus-71-infection-induced-pulmonary-edema-in-neonatal-mice
#8
Yuefei Jin, Chao Zhang, Hui Wang, Guangyuan Zhou, Xiangpeng Wang, Rongguang Zhang, Shuaiyin Chen, Jingchao Ren, Lu Chen, Dejian Dang, Peng Zhang, Yuanlin Xi, Weidong Wu, Weiguo Zhang, Guangcai Duan
Enterovirus (EV) 71 infection has been widely acknowledged as the leading cause of severe hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), which may rapidly lead to fatal pulmonary edema. In this study, we established a mouse model for EV71 infection exhibiting high incidence of severe symptoms with pulmonary edema. Mast cells (MCs) accumulation, activation and allergic inflammation were found in the brains, lungs and skeletal muscle of mice after EV71 infection, especially in the lungs of mice. Levels of histamine, platelet-activating factor (PAF), interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-13, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), nitric oxide (NO), endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor (EG-VEGF) and noradrenaline (NA) were increased in EV71-infected lungs...
May 15, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761335/-biomarkers-and-atrial-fibrillation-prediction-of-recurrences-and-thromboembolic-events-after-rhythm-control-management
#9
REVIEW
Jelena Kornej, Katja Schumacher, Daniela Husser, Gerhard Hindricks
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical praxis and is associated with an increased risk for cardio- and cerebrovascular complications leading to an increased mortality. Catheter ablation represents one of the most important and efficient therapy strategies in AF patients. Nevertheless, the high incidence of arrhythmia recurrences after catheter ablation leads to repeated procedures and higher treatment costs. Recently, several scores had been developed to predict rhythm outcomes after catheter ablation...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760692/il17-il17ra-as-a-novel-signaling-axis-driving-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapeutic-function-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#10
Mónica Kurte, Patricia Luz-Crawford, Ana María Vega-Letter, Rafael A Contreras, Gautier Tejedor, Roberto Elizondo-Vega, Luna Martinez-Viola, Catalina Fernández-O'Ryan, Fernando E Figueroa, Christian Jorgensen, Farida Djouad, Flavio Carrión
The therapeutic effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in multiple sclerosis (MS) and the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model has been well described. This effect is, in part, mediated through the inhibition of IL17-producing cells and the generation of regulatory T cells. While proinflammatory cytokines such as IFNγ, TNFα, and IL1β have been shown to enhance MSCs immunosuppressive function, the role of IL17 remains poorly elucidated. The aim of this study was, therefore, to investigate the role of the IL17/IL17R pathway on MSCs immunoregulatory effects focusing on Th17 cell generation in vitro and on Th17-mediated EAE pathogenesis in vivo ...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756634/external-validation-of-the-80-score-and-comparison-with-three-clinical-scores-identifying-patients-at-least-75-years-old-at-risk-of-unplanned-readmission-within-30-days-after-discharge
#11
Camille Schwab, Alexis Le Moigne, Christine Fernandez, Pierre Durieux, Brigitte Sabatier, Virginie Korb-Savoldelli
AIM OF THE STUDY: A potentially avoidable readmission is an unplanned readmission occurring within 30 days of discharge. As 20% of hospitalised elderly patients are rehospitalised as an unplanned readmission, it is necessary to identify with a clinical score those patients who are at risk of readmission and need discharge interventions as a priority. The main objective of this study was to externally validate and compare the 80+ score with the three other scores predicting the risk of unplanned readmission...
May 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756129/deep-multi-task-multi-channel-learning-for-joint-classification-and-regression-of-brain-status
#12
Mingxia Liu, Jun Zhang, Ehsan Adeli, Dinggang Shen
Jointly identifying brain diseases and predicting clinical scores have attracted increasing attention in the domain of computer-aided diagnosis using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, since these two tasks are highly correlated. Although several joint learning models have been developed, most existing methods focus on using human-engineered features extracted from MRI data. Due to the possible heterogeneous property between human-engineered features and subsequent classification/regression models, those methods may lead to sub-optimal learning performance...
September 2017: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752810/a-prospective-study-of-female-genital-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-symptoms-signs-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Eva Smith Knutsson, Yvonne Björk, Anna-Karin Broman, Lotti Helström, Malin Nicklasson, Mats Brune, Karin Sundfeldt
INTRODUCTION: Female genital chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGvHD) is a complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) for blood malignancies. Unattended inflammation and fibrosis in the vulva and vagina may lead to total vaginal stenosis. The course and treatment of genital cGvHD was observed in this population-based prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women (n = 41) receiving alloHCT in 2005-2010 were examined before and at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months post-transplant...
May 12, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752500/arthroscopic-double-bone-block-augmentation-is-a-salvage-procedure-for-anterior-and-posterior-shoulder-instability-secondary-to-glenoid-bone-loss
#14
David Haeni, Matthieu Sanchez, Plath Johannes, Lilling Victoria, Dan Henderson, Jeremy Munji, Kalojan Petkin, Laurent Lafosse
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe a one-step arthroscopic anterior and posterior bone block augmentation technique for bidirectional shoulder instability and to present preliminary results. METHODS: Seven consecutive patients who underwent a concomitant anterior and posterior bone block procedure between 2007 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical scores, return to sport rate, and complications were assessed. Radiological outcome, with CT scan at 6 months and plain radiographs at final follow-up were reviewed...
May 11, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746520/local-dynamic-stability-during-gait-for-predicting-falls-in-elderly-people-a-one-year-prospective-study
#15
Lucia Bizovska, Zdenek Svoboda, Miroslav Janura, Maria Cristina Bisi, Nicolas Vuillerme
Computing the local dynamic stability using accelerometer data from inertial sensors has recently been proposed as a gait measure which may be able to identify elderly people at fall risk. However, the assumptions supporting this potential were concluded as most studies implement a retrospective fall history observation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of local dynamic stability for fall risk prediction in a cohort of subjects over the age of 60 years using a prospective fall occurrence observation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745525/-quantitative-assessment-of-motor-function-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-using-wearable-sensors
#16
Tianyu Shen, Jiping Wang, Liquan Guo, Qifan Bai, Huijun Zhang, Shouyan Wang, Daxi Xiong
Motor dysfunction is the main clinical symptom and diagnosis basis of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). A total of 30 subjects were recruited in this study, including 15 PD patients (PD group) and 15 healthy subjects (control group). Then 5 wearable inertial sensor nodes were worn on the bilateral upper limbs, lower limbs and waist of subjects. When completing the 6 paradigm tasks, the acceleration and angular velocity signals from different parts of the body were acquired and analyzed to obtain 20 quantitative parameters which contain information about the amplitude, frequency, and fatigue degree of movements to assess the motor function...
April 1, 2018: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745298/impact-of-a-prehospital-discrimination-between-trauma-patients-with-or-without-early-acute-coagulopathy-of-trauma-and-the-need-for-damage-control-resuscitation-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicenter-randomized-phase-ii-trial
#17
Martin Tonglet, Frédéric Swerts, Vincenzo D'Orio, Didier Moens, François-Xavier Lens, Jérémy Alves, Maximilien Thoma, Bernard Kreps, Pierre Youata Towo, Romain Betz, Gerard Decoster B, Michèle Guillaume, Eddy Husson, Anne Françoise Donneau, Jean Louis Poplavsky, Jean Marc Minon, Alexandre Guysen
BACKGROUND: The evidence of the Trauma Induced Coagulopathy Clinical Score (TICCS) accuracy has been evaluated in several studies but the potential effect of its use on patient outcomes needs to be evaluated. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact on mortality of a prehospital discrimination between trauma patients with or without a potential need for damage control resuscitation. METHODS: The trial will be designed as randomized phase II clinical trial with comparison of the experimental protocol against the standard of care...
May 10, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744447/in-vivo-evaluation-of-urokinase-loaded-hollow-nanogels-for-sonothrombolysis-on-suture-embolization-induced-acute-ischemic-stroke-rat-model
#18
Yuming Teng, Haiqiang Jin, Ding Nan, Mengnan Li, Chenghe Fan, Yuanyuan Liu, Pu Lv, Wei Cui, Yongan Sun, Hongjun Hao, Xiaozhong Qu, Zhenzhong Yang, Yining Huang
The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) loaded hollow nanogels (nUK) were synthesized by a one-step reaction of glycol chitosan and aldehyde capped poly (ethylene oxide). The resultant formulation is sensitive to diagnostic ultrasound (US) of 2 MHz. Herein, we evaluated the in vivo sonothrombolysis performance of the nUK on acute ischemic stroke rat model which was established by suture embolization of middle cerebral artery (MCA). Via intravenous (i.v.) administration, the experimental data prove a controlled release of the therapeutic protein around the clots under ultrasound stimulation, leading to enhanced thrombolysis efficiency of the nUK, evidenced from smaller infarct volume and better clinical scores when compared to the i...
March 2018: Bioactive Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742589/clinical-factors-associated-with-icu-specific-care-following-supratentoral-brain-tumor-resection-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-score
#19
Lynze R Franko, Todd Hollon, Joseph Linzey, Christopher Roark, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Kyle Sheehan, Magnus Teig, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, Jason Heth, Daniel Orringer, Craig A Williamson
OBJECTIVES: The postoperative management of patients who undergo brain tumor resection frequently occurs in an ICU. However, the routine admission of all patients to an ICU following surgery is controversial. This study seeks to identify the frequency with which patients undergoing elective supratentorial tumor resection require care, aside from frequent neurologic checks, that is specific to an ICU and to determine the frequency of new complications during ICU admission. Additionally, clinical predictors of ICU-specific care are identified, and a scoring system to discriminate patients most likely to require ICU-specific treatment is validated...
May 7, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740269/comparison-of-multi-tensor-diffusion-models-performance-for-white-matter-integrity-estimation-in-chronic-stroke
#20
Olena G Filatova, Lucas J van Vliet, Alfred C Schouten, Gert Kwakkel, Frans C T van der Helm, Frans M Vos
Better insight into white matter (WM) alterations after stroke onset could help to understand the underlying recovery mechanisms and improve future interventions. MR diffusion imaging enables to assess such changes. Our goal was to investigate the relation of WM diffusion characteristics derived from diffusion models of increasing complexity with the motor function of the upper limb. Moreover, we aimed to evaluate the variation of such characteristics across different WM structures of chronic stroke patients in comparison to healthy subjects...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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