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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918191/development-and-validation-of-a-chronic-pancreatitis-prognosis-score-in-2-independent-cohorts
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Georg Beyer, Ujjwal M Mahajan, Christoph Budde, Thomas J Bulla, Thomas Kohlmann, Louise Kuhlmann, Kerstin Schütte, Ali A Aghdassi, Eckhard Weber, Ulrich Weiss, Asbjørn M Drewes, Søren S Olesen, Markus M Lerch, Julia Mayerle
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The clinical course of chronic pancreatitis is unpredictable. There is no model to assess disease severity or progression or predict patient outcomes. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 91 patients with chronic pancreatitis; data were collected from patients seen at academic centers in Europe, from January 2011 through April 2014. We analyzed correlations between clinical, laboratory, and imaging data with number of hospital readmissions and in-hospital days over the next 12 months; the parameters with the highest degree of correlation were to develop 3-stage chronic pancreatitis prognosis score (COPPS)...
September 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916935/risk-stratification-model-lower-extremity-ultrasonography-for-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Emily C Alper, Ivan K Ip, Patricia Balthazar, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Carol B Benson, Ronilda Lacson, Ramin Khorasani
BACKGROUND: The Wells score for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has a high failure rate and low efficiency among inpatients. OBJECTIVE: To create and validate an inpatient-specific risk stratification model to help assess pre-test probability of DVT in hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of hospitalized patients undergoing lower-extremity ultrasonography studies (LEUS) for suspected DVT. Demographics, physical findings, medical history, medications, hospitalization, and laboratory and imaging results were collected...
September 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890998/neurodegenerative-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-tau-and-amyloid-beta-predict-functional-quality-of-life-and-neuropsychological-outcomes-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Holger Joswig, Wolfgang Korte, Severin Früh, Lorenz Epprecht, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Jean-Yves Fournier, Martin Nikolaus Stienen
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers might be useful in predicting outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). It was the aim to determine whether tau and amyloid beta CSF concentrations predict functional, health-related quality of life (hrQoL), and neuropsychological outcomes after aSAH. Ventricular CSF was obtained from n = 24 aSAH patients at admission (D0), day 2 (D2), and day 6 (D6). CSF total (t)Tau, phosphorylated (p)Tau(181P), and amyloid beta(1-40 and 1-42) (Aβ40/Aβ42) levels were compared between patients with favorable and unfavorable functional (modified Rankin Scale (mRS)), hrQoL (Euro-Qol (EQ-5D)), and neuropsychological outcomes at 3 (3 m) and 12 months (12 m)...
September 10, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887259/morphometric-assessment-as-a-predictor-of-outcome-in-older-vascular-surgery-patients
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Mohammed M Chowdhury, Graeme K Ambler, Naail Al Zuhir, Alex Walker, Ellie R Atkins, Andrew Winterbottom, Patrick A Coughlin
INTRODUCTION: Frailty is a recognised predictor of poor outcome in patients undergoing surgical intervention. Frailty is intricately linked with body morphology, which can be evaluated using morphometric assessment via computerised tomographic (CT) imaging. We aimed to assess the predictive power of such objective assessments in a broad cohort of vascular surgical patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A consecutive series of patients aged over 65 years admitted to a vascular unit, who had undergone CT imaging of the abdomen, were analysed...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884304/cell-cycle-arrest-biomarkers-in-urine-to-predict-acute-kidney-injury-in-septic-and-non-septic-critically-ill-patients
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M Cuartero, J Ballús, J Sabater, X Pérez, N Nin, J Ordonez-Llanos, A J Betbesé
PURPOSE: To analyse the usefulness of the composite index of the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) as urinary biomarkers for the early prediction of AKI in septic and non-septic patients. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study including patients admitted to ICU from acute care departments and hospital length of stay <48 h. The main exclusion criteria were pre-existing eGFR <30 mL/min/1...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883850/c-reactive-protein-levels-predict-systolic-heart-failure-and-outcome-in-patients-with-first-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-coronary-angioplasty
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Christian Stumpf, Ahmed Sheriff, Stefan Zimmermann, Liane Schaefauer, Christian Schlundt, Dorette Raaz, Christoph D Garlichs, Stephan Achenbach
INTRODUCTION: There is growing evidence that inflammation plays a pivotal role in the etiology and progression of atherosclerosis. High C-reactive protein (CRP) levels have been associated with high mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Furthermore, in animal models CRP has been found to significantly increase infarct size. So there is growing evidence that CRP is not only a marker for cardiovascular disease but also might be pathogenic. The aim of our study was to test the hypothesis that peak CRP levels could predict heart failure (HF) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871366/predictors-of-mortality-in-children-with-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum
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Stephanie Grant, David Faraoni, James DiNardo, Kirsten Odegard
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) is a rare cardiac congenital lesion characterized by imperforate pulmonary valve, intact ventricular septum, and atrial level shunt. Although different management strategies to establish a source of non-ductal dependent pulmonary blood flow have been described, studies have not assessed the relationship between the therapeutic approach, patient characteristics, and outcomes. The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of mortality for patients with PA/IVS...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870265/predicting-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-colonization-and-associated-infection-on-hospital-admission
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Wen-Pin Tseng, Yee-Chun Chen, Bey-Jing Yang, Shang-Yu Chen, Jr-Jiun Lin, Ya-Huei Huang, Chia-Ming Fu, Shan-Chwen Chang, Shey-Ying Chen
OBJECTIVE Isolation of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) from patients in the community has been increasingly observed. A prediction model for MDR-GNB colonization and infection risk stratification on hospital admission is needed to improve patient care. METHODS A 2-stage, prospective study was performed with 995 and 998 emergency department patients enrolled, respectively. MDR-GNB colonization was defined as isolates resistant to 3 or more classes of antibiotics, identified in either the surveillance or early (≤48 hours) clinical cultures...
October 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866310/identification-and-validation-of-asthma-phenotypes-in-chinese-population-using-cluster-analysis
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Lei Wang, Rui Liang, Ting Zhou, Jing Zheng, Bing Miao Liang, Hong Ping Zhang, Feng Ming Luo, Peter G Gibson, Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a heterogeneous airway disease, so it is crucial to clearly identify clinical phenotypes to achieve better asthma management. OBJECTIVE: To identify and prospectively validate asthma clusters in a Chinese population. METHODS: Two hundred eighty-four patients were consecutively recruited and 18 sociodemographic and clinical variables were collected. Hierarchical cluster analysis was performed by the Ward method followed by k-means cluster analysis...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853523/-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-at-the-department-of-internal-medicine
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Mohammed Suki, Limor Azulai Giter, Avishay Elis
BACKGROUND: Most of the data on atrial fibrillation is known from registries including mostly ambulatory patients. Less is known about atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized at departments of medicine. OBJECTIVES: To explore the characteristics of atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized at the departments of medicine, and their management during hospitalization, focusing on anticoagulation treatment. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted based on reviewing patient charts at the departments of medicine of a tertiary medical center...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839863/short-term-changes-in-liver-tests-predict-long-term-mortality
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Eliana Saffouri, Eugénie S Lim, Susan W Kim, Paul Hakendorf, Campbell H Thompson
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether short-term changes in liver tests (bilirubin, albumin, gamma glutamyl transferase, alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase) predict 12-month mortality and, if so, which test is most informative. DESIGN: Retrospective review of general medicine inpatients at a tertiary hospital (2005-2012) identified non-elective admissions of minimum 7 days' duration. Patients with liver disease, malignancy, admission to the intensive care unit or inpatient mortality were excluded...
October 2016: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832892/bronchial-wheezing-predicts-inflammation-and-respiratory-failure-in-fire-smoke-victims
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E R Nakstad, H C D Aass, H Opdahl, A Witsø, F Borchsenius, F Heyerdahl, O H Skjønsberg
BACKGROUND: Acute fire smoke inhalation injury involves inflammatory mediators whose roles are poorly understood. We carried out a prospective observational study of fire smoke victims to identify clinical and biochemical markers that may predict pulmonary dysfunction and investigated possible correlations between dysfunction and cytokines in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and blood. METHODS: Forty patients with respiratory and/or neurological symptoms following acute fire smoke inhalation had pulmonary function tests and blood gas analyses performed on admission, at discharge, and after 3 months...
August 17, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771550/gdf-15-predicts-cardiovascular-events-in-acute-chest-pain-patients
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Stergios Tzikas, Lars Palapies, Constantinos Bakogiannis, Tanja Zeller, Christoph Sinning, Stephan Baldus, Christoph Bickel, Vassilios Vassilikos, Karl J Lackner, Andreas Zeiher, Thomas Münzel, Stefan Blankenberg, Till Keller
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients presenting with possible acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is based on timely diagnosis and proper risk stratification aided by biomarkers. We aimed at evaluating the predictive value of GDF-15 in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of AMI. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with suspected AMI were enrolled in three study centers. Cardiovascular events were assessed during a follow-up period of 6 months with a combined endpoint of death or MI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764639/antithrombotic-treatment-during-coronary-angioplasty-after-failed-thrombolysis-strategies-and-prognostic-implications-results-of-the-respire-registry
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José M De la Torre Hernández, Mario Sadaba Sagredo, Miren Telleria Arrieta, Federico Gimeno de Carlos, Elena Sanchez Lacuesta, Juan A Bullones Ramírez, Javier Pineda Rocamora, Victoria Martin Yuste, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Mariano Larman, Jose R Rumoroso
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis is still used when primary angioplasty is delayed for a long time, but 25%-30% of patients require rescue angioplasty (RA). There are no established recommendations for antithrombotic management in RA. This registry analyzes regimens for antithrombotic management. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter, observational registry of consecutive patients treated with RA at 8 hospitals. All variables were collected and follow-up took place at 6 months...
August 1, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755728/prognostic-value-of-ventricular-wall-motion-score-and-global-registry-of-acute-coronary-events-score-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Li Xiang, Maosong Wang, Tao You, Yang Jiao, Jianchang Chen, Weiting Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic values of ventricular wall motion score (WMS) and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a 12-month single-center prospective cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive inpatients diagnosed with AMI in the Department of Cardiology of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from September 2012 through March 2015 were enrolled in this study...
July 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749740/the-role-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-functional-outcomes-in-patients-with-large-artery-atherosclerosis-and-small-artery-occlusion
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Dongzhe Hou, Ji Liu, Ren Feng, Yuan Gao, Yajing Wang, Jialing Wu
BACKGROUND: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an inflammatory marker that is associated with the outcomes of ischemic stroke. However, the role of hs-CRP levels in the functional outcomes after large-artery atherosclerosis (LAA) and small-artery occlusion (SAO) is poorly understood. METHODS: We recruited 1299 patients diagnosed as having LAA and 453 patients diagnosed as having SAO from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013, from the Department of Neurology, Tianjin Huanhu Hospital...
July 27, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749037/transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy-a-single-centre-survey
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J Sharif, L Byrd, K Stevenson, J Raddats, E Morsman, K Ryan
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease in pregnancy carries a high risk of maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. The use of prophylactic transfusions to reduce the risk of sickle complications is controversial. Current UK standards do not recommend the routine use of transfusion for sickle pregnancy. We examined transfusion episodes during sickle pregnancies in a single centre over an 11-year period. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of all pregnancies in patients with sickle cell disease who attended the joint obstetric/haematology clinic over an 11-year period...
July 27, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747453/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-levels-and-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Chongke Zhong, Jingyuan Yang, Tan Xu, Tian Xu, Yanbo Peng, Aili Wang, Jinchao Wang, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqin Geng, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between serum matrix metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9) levels and prognosis of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We measured serum MMP-9 levels in 3,186 participants (2,008 men and 1,178 women) from the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke (CATIS). Study outcome data on death, major disability (modified Rankin Scale score ≥3), and vascular disease were collected at 3 months after stroke onset. RESULTS: During 3 months of follow-up, 767 participants (24...
August 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744847/factors-considered-by-clinicians-when-prognosticating-intracerebral-hemorrhage-outcomes
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David Y Hwang, Stacy Y Chu, Cameron A Dell, Mary J Sparks, Tiffany D Watson, Carl D Langefeld, Mary E Comeau, Jonathan Rosand, Thomas W K Battey, Sebastian Koch, Mario L Perez, Michael L James, Jessica McFarlin, Jennifer L Osborne, Daniel Woo, Steven J Kittner, Kevin N Sheth
BACKGROUND: The early subjective clinical judgment of clinicians outperforms formal prognostic scales for accurate determination of outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), with the judgment of physicians and nurses having equivalent accuracy. This study assessed specific decisional factors that physicians and nurses incorporate into early predictions of functional outcome. METHODS: This prospective observational study enrolled 121 ICH patients at five US centers...
July 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733686/comparison-of-the-proportion-and-healthcare-utilisation-of-adult-patients-with-uncontrolled-severe-asthma-versus-non-severe-asthma-seen-in-a-southeast-asian-hospital-based-respiratory-specialist-clinic
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Tunn Ren Tay, Hang Siang Wong, Rosna Ihsan, Hsiao Peng Toh, Xuening Choo, Augustine Kh Tee
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the burden of uncontrolled severe asthma is essential for disease-targeted healthcare planning. There is a scarcity of data regarding the proportion, healthcare utilisation and costs of patients with uncontrolled severe asthma in Asia. This study aimed to plug the knowledge gap in this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with asthma managed in our respiratory specialist clinic were evaluated prospectively. Healthcare utilisation comprising unscheduled asthma-related primary care visits, emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions were obtained from the national health records system...
June 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
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