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Emily Andrew, Eric Mercier, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the prognosis of elderly out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients is vital to informing resuscitation and advanced care planning decisions. However, short-term outcomes such as survival to hospital discharge do not account for post-arrest quality of life. We describe the 12-month functional recovery and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) of elderly OHCA survivors, including those arresting in aged care facilities. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry data for all OHCA survivors to hospital discharge aged ≥65 years between 1 January 2010 and 30 June 2016...
March 12, 2018: Resuscitation
Weizhi Yu, Hong Xu, Ying Xue, Dong An, Huairui Li, Wei Chen, Deqin Yu, Yiping Sun, Jianmei Ma, Yiyuan Tang, Zhaoyang Xiao, Shengming Yin
Introduction: Social isolation enhances the aggressive behavior of animals, but the detailed mechanism remains unclear. Epigenetic studies have suggested that Htr2c RNA editing is closely related to aggressive behavior. This study aims to obtain a fundamental understanding of how social isolation impacts adenosine deaminase acting on RNA 1 (ADAR1, RNA editing enzyme) and Htr2c RNA editing, leading to aggressive behavior, and explore the effective solutions for the recovery of this behavior...
March 2018: Brain and Behavior
F Sancassiani, Mauro G Carta, Roberta Montisci, Antonio Preti, Sergio Machado, Maria F Moro, Maria F Marchetti, Luigi Meloni
Background: The aim was to study the association between mood and anxiety disorders and the Tako-Tsubo Syndrome (TTS) and to determine the role of antidepressants and the impairment of quality of life due the comorbid psychiatric disorder. Methods: Case-control study: 19 consecutive patients (17 female) with TTS compared to 76 controls without TTS, were randomly selected from the database of a nationwide epidemiological study after matching (gender, age and residence) by controls...
2018: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
Michael D Kappelman, Aksel Lange, Rachel L Randell, Patricia V Basta, Robert S Sandler, Kristina Laugesen, Anna Byrjalsen, Tina Christensen, Trine Frøslev, Rune Erichsen
Background: Epidemiologic studies combining exposure and outcome data with the collection of biosamples are needed to study gene-environment interactions that might contribute to the etiology of complex diseases such as pediatric Crohn's disease (CD). Nationwide registries, including those in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries, provide efficient and reliable sources of data for epidemiological studies evaluating the environmental determinants of disease. We performed a pilot study to test the feasibility of collecting salivary DNA to augment registry data in established cases of pediatric CD and randomly selected, population-based controls...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
B P Bergman, D F Mackay, J P Pell
Background: While traumatic limb loss in military personnel is widely known, the threat posed by peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in those who have served is less well recognized. The aim of our study was to examine the risk of PAD in a Scotland-wide cohort of veterans who served between 1960 and 2012. Methods: Retrospective 30-year cohort study of 56 205 veterans born 1945-85, and 172 741 non-veterans, matched for age, sex and area of residence, using Cox proportional hazard models to examine the association between veteran status, birth cohort, length of service and risk of PAD leading to hospitalization or death...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Public Health
Christopher T Rentsch, Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabudula, Jason Catlett, David Beckles, Richard Machemba, Baltazar Mtenga, Nkosinathi Masilela, Denna Michael, Redempta Natalis, Mark Urassa, Jim Todd, Basia Zaba, Georges Reniers
Linking a health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) to data from a health facility that serves the HDSS population generates a research infrastructure for directly observed data on access to and utilization of health facility services. Many HDSS sites, however, are in areas that lack unique national identifiers or suffer from data quality issues, such as incomplete records, spelling errors, and name and residence changes, all of which complicate record linkage approaches when applied retrospectively...
November 6, 2017: Gates Open Res
Stacey L Rowe, Ee Laine Tay, Lucinda J Franklin, Nicola Stephens, Robert S Ware, Marlena C Kaczmarek, Rosemary A Lester, Stephen B Lambert
BACKGROUND: During a pertussis epidemic in 2009, the Department of Health, Victoria, Australia, implemented a cocoon program offering parents of new babies a funded-dose of pertussis-containing vaccine. We assessed vaccine effectiveness (VE) of the program in reducing pertussis infection in infants. METHODS: Using a matched case-control design, infants aged <12 months that were notified with pertussis between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2011, and born during the time that the cocoon program was in place, were identified...
March 7, 2018: Vaccine
Javier García-Pérez, Virginia Lope, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Antonio José Molina, Adonina Tardón, María Angustias Díaz Santos, Eva Ardanaz, Cristina O'Callaghan-Gordo, Jone M Altzibar, Inés Gómez-Acebo, Víctor Moreno, Rosana Peiró, Rafael Marcos-Gragera, Manolis Kogevinas, Nuria Aragonés, Gonzalo López-Abente, Marina Pollán
Breast cancer is the most frequent tumor in women worldwide, although well-established risk factors account for 53%-55% of cases. Therefore, other risk factors, including environmental exposures, may explain the remaining variation. Our objective was to assess the relationship between risk of breast cancer and residential proximity to industries, according to categories of industrial groups and specific pollutants released, in the context of a population-based multicase-control study of incident cancer carried out in Spain (MCC-Spain)...
March 7, 2018: Environmental Pollution
Xibiao Ye, Geng Zhang, Christiaan Righolt, James B Johnston, Versha Banerji, Spencer B Gibson, Salaheddin M Mahmud
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a group of cancers with highly heterogeneous biology and clinical features. Statins are increasingly prescribed to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Early evidence shows a preventive effect of statins for some cancers, but their effect on NHL risk is unclear. We conducted a population-based nested case-control study involving 5,541 NHL cases and 27,315 controls matched for gender, age, place of residence, and length of period of available prescription drug data. We assessed the use of statins prior to diagnosis (excluding the 12 months prior to the index date)...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Jessica Needham, Cory Merow, Chia-Hao Chang-Yang, Hal Caswell, Sean M McMahon
As population-level patterns of interest in forests emerge from individual vital rates, modelling forest dynamics requires making the link between the scales at which data are collected (individual stems) and the scales at which questions are asked (e.g. populations and communities). Structured population models (e.g. integral projection models (IPMs)) are useful tools for linking vital rates to population dynamics. However, the application of such models to forest trees remains challenging owing to features of tree life cycles, such as slow growth, long lifespan and lack of data on crucial ontogenic stages...
March 14, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
Min Su, Zhongliang Zhou, Yafei Si, Xiaolin Wei, Yongjian Xu, Xiaojing Fan, Gang Chen
BACKGROUND: China has three basic health insurance schemes: Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI), Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI) and New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS). This study aimed to compare the equity of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of residents under any two of the schemes. METHODS: Using data from the 5th National Health Services Survey of Shaanxi Province, China, coarsened exact matching method was employed to control confounding factors...
March 7, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Giovanna Ambrosini, Romain Groux, Philipp Bucher
Summary: Transcription factors (TFs) regulate gene expression by binding to specific short DNA sequences of 5 to 20-bp to regulate the rate of transcription of genetic information from DNA to messenger RNA. We present PWMScan, a fast web-based tool to scan server-resident genomes for matches to a user-supplied PWM or TF binding site model from a public database. Availability: The web server and source code are available at and https://sourceforge...
March 5, 2018: Bioinformatics
Matthew M Symer, Jonathan S Abelson, Heather L Yeo, Julie A Sosa, M Zachary Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: There is limited understanding of the wide variation in attrition rates among general surgery residencies. We used the validated BIS/BAS (Behavior Inhibitory System/Behavior Approach System) instrument to compare motivational traits among residents who did/not complete surgical training. STUDY DESIGN: All US general surgery categorical interns in the class of 2007-2008 were surveyed with a validated motivational trait assessment tool. American Board of Surgery records from 2008-2016 were used to determine who completed training...
March 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
So Young Kim, Chanyang Min, Woo Hyun Lee, Hyo Geun Choi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the risk of retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscesses (deep neck infection) after tonsillectomy in Koreans using national cohort data. METHODS: Using the national cohort study from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, participants who had undergone a tonsillectomy (5,299) and control participants (21,196) were selected and matched 1:4 (for age, sex, income, region of residence, and pre-operative upper respiratory infection visits)...
2018: PloS One
Phelan E Maruca-Sullivan, Chadrick E Lane, Edward Z Moore, David A Ross
OBJECTIVES: Residency is a critical step in the professional development of physicians. Given the high stakes of the process, it is not surprising, although nonetheless troubling, that professional misconduct may occur: multiple studies have, rightfully, condemned applicants for plagiarising personal statements or misrepresenting publications. To date, however, no studies have examined whether faculty members may engage in similar behaviours. METHODS: Software was used to evaluate 3864 unique applications containing 13 617 letters of recommendation submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to the Yale University Department of Psychiatry Residency Program in recruitment cycles from 2013-2014 to 2016-2017...
March 6, 2018: Medical Education
Anthony Jerant, Mark C Henderson, Erin Griffin, Efrain Talamantes, Tonya Fancher, Francis Sousa, Peter Franks
Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMIs) are increasingly used in medical school admissions. We previously reported that while under-represented minority (URM) status was not associated with MMI scores, self-designated disadvantaged applicants had lower MMI scores, possibly affecting their matriculation prospects. No studies have examined how URM status or socioeconomic disadvantage (SED) are associated with academic performance following admission through an MMI. We examined the adjusted associations of MMI scores, SED, and URM status with U...
2018: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Edward J Arous, Dejah R Judelson, Jessica P Simons, Francesco A Aiello, Danielle R Doucet, Elias J Arous, Louis M Messina, Andres Schanzer
OBJECTIVE: The demand for vascular surgeons is expected to far exceed the current supply. In an attempt to decrease the training duration and to address the impending shortage, integrated vascular surgery residencies were approved and have expanded nationally. Meanwhile, vascular fellowships have continued to matriculate approximately 120 trainees annually. We sought to evaluate the supply and demand for integrated vascular residency positions as well as changes in the quality of applicants...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Nina Müller, Katharina Landwehr, Kirsten Langeveld, Joanna Stenzel, Walter Pouwels, Menno A W G van der Hoorn, Erhard Seifried, Halvard Bonig
BACKGROUND AIMS: For patients needing allogeneic stem cell transplantation but lacking a major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-matched donor, haplo-identical (family) donors may be an alternative. Stringent T-cell depletion required in these cases to avoid lethal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) can delay immune reconstitution, thus impairing defense against virus reactivation and attenuating graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) activity. Several groups reported that GVHD is caused by cells residing within the naive (CD45RA+ ) T-cell compartment and proposed use of CD45RA-depleted donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) to accelerate immune reconstitution...
February 28, 2018: Cytotherapy
Lee James Opdahl, Michael G Gonda, Benoit St-Pierre
The ability of ruminants to utilize cellulosic biomass is a result of the metabolic activities of symbiotic microbial communities that reside in the rumen. To gain further insight into this complex microbial ecosystem, a selection-based batch culturing approach was used to identify candidate cellulose-utilizing bacterial consortia. Prior to culturing with cellulose, rumen contents sampled from three beef cows maintained on a forage diet shared 252 Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs), accounting for 41.6-50.0% of bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences in their respective samples...
February 24, 2018: Microorganisms
Woo Hyun Lee, Jeong-Whun Kim, Jae-Sung Lim, Il Gyu Kong, Hyo Geun Choi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported that chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) increases the risk of stroke. The aim of this study is to elucidate the putative association between CRS and stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) using large population-based national health insurance data. METHODS: Using the national cohort study from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, CRS patients (n = 22,959) and control participants (n = 91,836) were selected and matched at a rate of 1:4 (age, sex, income, region, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia)...
2018: PloS One
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