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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214280/current-guidelines-do-not-sufficiently-discriminate-venous-thromboembolism-risk-in-urology
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Kristen McAlpine, Rodney H Breau, Ranjeeta Mallick, Sonya Cnossen, Ilias Cagiannos, Christopher Morash, Marc Carrier, Luke T Lavallée
PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of noncancer death following major cancer surgery. Current thromboprophylaxis guidelines do not address procedure-specific risk of venous thromboembolism for urological patients. This project was created to determine the risk and timing of VTE after major urological surgery and to evaluate if surgical procedure was an independent risk factor for VTE after adjusting for previously established risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The American College of Surgeons׳ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was used to create a cohort of patients who received major abdominal or pelvic urologic surgery between 2006 and 2014...
February 14, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209386/dietary-therapy-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-or-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Helene von Bibra, Alexander Ströhle, Martin St John Sutton, Nicolai Worm
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is an ongoing epidemic of left ventricular (LV) dilatation and/or dysfunction due to the increasing prevalence of predisposing risk factors such as age, physical inactivity, (abdominal) obesity, and type-2-diabetes. Approximately half of these patients have diastolic heart failure (HFpEF). The prognosis of HFpEF is comparable to that of systolic heart failure, but without any known effective treatment. DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION: A biomathematically corrected diagnostic approach is presented that quantifies diastolic dysfunction via the predominant age dependency of LV diastolic function and unmasks (metabolic) risk factors, that are independent of age and, therefore, potential targets for therapy...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198437/increased-nutrient-availability-in-dense-breast-tissue-of-postmenopausal-women-in-vivo
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Annelie Abrahamsson, Anna Rzepecka, Charlotta Dabrosin
Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer. Nutrient availability in the tissue microenvironment determines cellular events and may play a role in breast carcinogenesis. High mammographic density is an independent risk factor for breast cancer. Whether nutrient availability differs in normal breast tissues with various densities is unknown. Therefore we investigated whether breast tissues with various densities exhibited differences in nutrient availability. Healthy postmenopausal women from the regular mammographic screening program who had either predominantly fatty breast tissue (nondense), n = 18, or extremely dense breast tissue (dense), n = 20, were included...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198198/comparative-evaluation-of-pain-stress-neuropeptide-y-acth-and-cortisol-levels-between-a-conventional-postoperative-care-protocol-and-a-fast-track-recovery-program-in-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-surgery
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Maria Kapritsou, Elizabeth D Papathanassoglou, Evangelos Bozas, Dimitrios P Korkolis, Evangelos A Konstantinou, Ioannis Kaklamanos, Margarita Giannakopoulou
BACKGROUND: Fast-track (FT) postoperative protocol in oncological patients after major abdominal surgery reduces complications and length of postoperative stay compared to the conventional (CON) protocol. However, stress and pain responses have not been compared between the two protocols. OBJECTIVES: To compare stress, pain, and related neuropeptidic responses (adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH], cortisol, and neuropeptide Y [NPY]) between FT and CON protocols. METHOD: A clinical trial with repeated measurements was conducted (May 2012 to May 2014) with a sample of 63 hepatectomized or pancreatectomized patients randomized into two groups: FT ( n = 29) or CON ( n = 34)...
March 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190685/impact-of-body-fat-and-muscle-distribution-on-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Seung Bae Yoon, Moon Hyung Choi, In Seok Lee, Chul-Hyun Lim, Jin Soo Kim, Yu Kyung Cho, Jae Myung Park, Bo-In Lee, Young-Seok Cho, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is a well-established risk factor for severe acute pancreatitis (AP); however, the impact of visceral obesity or sarcopenic obesity on severity of AP has not been well studied. We compared the relationship between severity of AP and various body parameters including body weight, body mass index (BMI), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and visceral fat-to-muscle ratio (VMR). METHODS: We analyzed the data of patients who were diagnosed with AP from 2009 to 2015...
February 6, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186202/inhibition-of-receptor-interacting-protein-kinase-1-with-necrostatin-1s-ameliorates-disease-progression-in-elastase-induced-mouse-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-model
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Qiwei Wang, Ting Zhou, Zhenjie Liu, Jun Ren, Noel Phan, Kartik Gupta, Danielle M Stewart, Stephanie Morgan, Carmel Assa, K Craig Kent, Bo Liu
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common aortic disease with a progressive nature. There is no approved pharmacological treatment to effectively slow aneurysm growth or prevent rupture. Necroptosis is a form of programmed necrosis that is regulated by receptor-interacting protein kinases (RIPs). We have recently demonstrated that the lack of RIP3 in mice prevented aneurysm formation. The goal of the current study is to test whether perturbing necroptosis affects progression of existing aneurysm using the RIP1 inhibitors Necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) and an optimized form of Nec-1, 7-Cl-O-Nec-1 (Nec-1s)...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183318/comparison-of-multi-modal-early-oral-nutrition-for-the-tolerance-of-oral-nutrition-with-conventional-care-after-major-abdominal-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-single-blind-trial
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Da-Li Sun, Wei-Ming Li, Shu-Min Li, Yun-Yun Cen, Qing-Wen Xu, Yi-Jun Li, Yan-Bo Sun, Yu-Xing Qi, Yue-Ying Lin, Ting Yang, Qi-Ping Lu, Peng-Yuan Xu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Early oral nutrition (EON) has been shown to improve recovery of gastrointestinal function, length of stay and mortality after abdominal surgery; however, early oral nutrition often fails during the first week after surgery. Here, a multi-modal early oral nutrition program is introduced to promote recovery of gastrointestinal function and tolerance of oral nutrition. METHODS: Consecutive patients scheduled for abdominal surgery were randomized to the multimodal EON group or a group receiving conventional care...
February 10, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162956/exercise-and-ectopic-fat-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
A Sabag, K L Way, S E Keating, R N Sultana, H T O'Connor, M K Baker, V H Chuter, J George, N A Johnson
Ectopic adipose tissue surrounding the intra-abdominal organs (visceral fat) and located in the liver, heart, pancreas and muscle, is linked to cardio-metabolic complications commonly experienced in type 2 diabetes. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine the effect of exercise on ectopic fat in adults with type 2 diabetes. Relevant databases were searched to February 2016. Included were randomised controlled studies, which implemented≥4 weeks of aerobic and/or resistance exercise and quantified ectopic fat via magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy or muscle biopsy before and after intervention...
February 2, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161527/a-systematic-review-of-prehabilitation-programs-in-abdominal-cancer-surgery
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REVIEW
Yasser Hijazi, Umair Gondal, Omer Aziz
INTRODUCTION: Prehabilitation programs aim to optimise patients in order to enhance post-operative recovery. This study aims to review the composition of prehabilitation programs for patients undergoing major abdominal cancer surgery and define the outcome measures that are used to evaluate this intervention. METHODS: A systematic literature review of all comparative studies on prehabilitation versus standard care in patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery was performed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156600/association-between-abdominal-adiposity-muscle-mass-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-survivors-of-testicular-germ-cell-cancer
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William Osai, Shi-Ming Tu, Lance C Pagliaro, Jeri Kim, Sai-Ching J Yeung
: 250 Background: Testicular germ cell tumor survivors (TGCTSs) contend with treatment side effects for decades after cure, and many have metabolic syndrome (MTS), a modifiable cardiometabolic risk factor. Because reliably predicting MTS could prompt interventionreducing risk, we analyzed clinical data and body composition in computed tomography (CT) scans to identify associations. METHODS: In a retrospective review of 196 TGCTSs treated at a single institution from 1970 to 2007, we collected patient (pt) demographics, clinical data, body fat composition measures, and evidence from CT scans from baseline through posttreatment...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156542/the-level-of-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-in-lung-cancer-an-exploratory-biomarker-study
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Li Pan, Sutang Guo, Jiexian Jing, Xu Dong Zhang, Xia Song
: 249 Background: A new approach to immunotherapy based on programmed death 1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) pathway represents a remarkable innovation in lung cancer treatment. There is growing evidence that lung cancer cells exploit the PD-L1 to cause local immune-suppression. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the prevalence and prognostic roles of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) protein in the blood of patients with lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 159 patients with lung cancer who were diagnosed by histopathology or cytopathology between July 2013 and October 2015 were enrolled...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155020/risks-factors-and-outcomes-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-patients-with-cancer-a-matched-case-control-study
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Andrew I T Hebbard, Monica A Slavin, Caroline Reed, Jason A Trubiano, Benjamin W Teh, Gabrielle M Haeusler, Karin A Thursky, Leon J Worth
PURPOSE: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of diarrhoea in hospitalised patients. Cancer populations are at high-risk for infection, but comprehensive evaluation in the current era of cancer care has not been performed. The objective of this study was to describe characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes of CDI in cancer patients. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with CDI at a large Australian cancer centre (2013-2015) were identified from the hospital pathology database...
February 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150376/a-noninvasive-sonographic-study-of-multisite-atherosclerosis-in-an-elderly-chinese-population
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Manwei Huang, Daniel S Hippe, Lingyun Huang, Xihai Zhao, Jianwen Luo, Qingyu Zeng, Chun Yuan
OBJECTIVES: A sonographic study was conducted to determine the prevalence of atherosclerosis across multiple arterial beds in an elderly Chinese population and to examine relationships between detected atherosclerosis and traditional risk factors. METHODS: A total of 197 participants underwent sonography of the abdominal aorta and bilateral carotid, femoral, and lower limb arteries. Images were reviewed to determine the presence or absence of plaques in each artery...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141711/an-8-year-old-boy-with-treatment-resistant-encopresis
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Martin T Stein, Marc A Benninga, Barbara T Felt
Paul is an 8-year-old boy with a long-standing history of encopresis and enuresis. Potty training was initiated when he was 2 years old. At this time, his mother was absent from the home for 6 weeks when she cared for her ill father in a different city. The process of teaching Paul to use the bathroom was described as "inconsistent" due to multiple caretakers.Paul never successfully mastered bowel and bladder control. He continues to wet and soil his clothes on a daily basis at home and school. According to his parents, he does not accept responsibility and comments about his soiling such as, "I didn't do it; someone else must have put it there...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137402/swiss-ball-exercises-improve-muscle-strength-and-walking-performance-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marcelo Cardoso de Souza, Fábio Jennings, Hisa Morimoto, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of a progressive muscle strengthening program using a Swiss ball for AS patients. METHODS: Sixty patients with AS were randomized into the intervention group (IG) or the control group (CG). Eight exercises were performed by the IG patients with free weights on a Swiss ball two times per week for 16 weeks. The evaluations were performed by a blinded evaluator at baseline and after 4, 8, 12 and 16 weeks using the following instruments: the one-repetition maximum test (1 RM), BASMI, BASFI, HAQ-S, SF-36, 6-minute walk test, time up and go test, BASDAI, ASDAS, ESR and CRP dosage and Likert scale...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127342/epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-hydatid-cysts-in-khorasan-razavi-province-from-2011-to-2014
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Salman Khazaei, Shahab Rezaeian, Zaher Khazaei, Elham Goodarzi, Somayeh Khazaei, Mahdi Mohammadian, Hamid Salehiniya, Erfan Ayubi, Abdollah Mohammadian-Hafshejani
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the epidemiological and clinical aspects of patients with hydatid cyst during 2011 to 2014. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Khorasan Razavi Province, the Northeast of Iran, from 2011 to 2014. The study population was all cases with hydatid cyst who diagnosed in governmental and private laboratories, hospitals and health centers (HC) in Khorasan Razavi Province during 2011-14. RESULTS: The prevalence rate of hydatidosis was 1...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127203/3-dimensional-liver-volume-assessment-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-liver-cirrhosis-during-long-term-oral-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-therapy
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Chang Hun Lee, In Hee Kim, Jin Chang Moon, Seung Young Seo, Seong Hun Kim, Sang Wook Kim, Seung Ok Lee, Soo Teik Lee, Dae Ghon Kim, Jae Do Yang, Hee Chul Yu
AIM: To assess the effect of long-term oral nucleos(t)ide analogues (NUCs) therapy on liver volume change in patients with suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver cirrhosis. METHODS: We reviewed the data of naïve patients with HBV-related liver cirrhosis, who had taken oral NUCs therapy, between 2003 and 2007 at Chonbuk University Hospital. We analyzed two consecutive sets of abdominal computerized tomography scans-one at the time of treatment initiation and another at the second-year follow-up...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125555/o-007-impact-of-education-on-school-nurses-knowledge-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Eun Soo Kim, Byung Ik Jang, Kyeong Ok Kim, Eun Young Kim, Yoo Jin Lee, Hyun Seok Lee, Suk Jin Hong, Byung-Ho Choe, Chang Heon Yang
BACKGROUND: As inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) often develops in young age, school nurses might play a crucial role in early detection of the disease. However, the school nurses' knowledge of IBD has not been evaluated. We aimed to investigate the awareness of IBD in school nurses and determine whether the education could improve it. METHODS: Initially, school nurses working in Daegu-Gyeongbuk area of Korea were invited to fill out a self-reported questionnaire of IBD...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123083/effects-of-balanced-selection-for-intramuscular-fat-and-abdominal-fat-percentage-and-estimates-of-genetic-parameters
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M Jiang, W L Fan, S Y Xing, J Wang, P Li, R R Liu, Q H Li, M Q Zheng, H X Cui, J Wen, G P Zhao
Intramuscular fat (IMF) content contributes to meat flavor and improves meat quality. Excessive abdominal fat, however, leads to a waste of feed resources. Here, an independent up-selection for IMF was used as a control (Line C), and a balanced selection program, with up-selection for IMF and down-selection AFP (Line B), was studied in JingXing yellow chickens. The mean of IMF and AFP within a family was the phenotypic value upon which selection was based. The selective pressures of IMF in line B and line C were the same in each generation...
February 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121897/the-association-between-smoking-and-plastic-surgery-outcomes-in-40-465-patients-an-analysis-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-data-sets
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David Goltsman, Naikhoba C O Munabi, Jeffrey A Ascherman
BACKGROUND: Smoking is known to negatively impact postoperative wound healing and increase infection risk. However, few studies have investigated whether the negative effects of smoking are similar for different procedures. The authors examined the association between smoking and postoperative outcomes for a diverse range of plastic surgery procedures. METHODS: Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set, demographics and outcomes were examined for patients who underwent plastic surgery between 2007 and 2012...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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