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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218940/financial-and-time-burdens-for-medical-students-interviewing-for-residency
#1
Paul Callaway, Trisha Melhado, Anne Walling, Jordan Groskurth
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interviewing for residency positions is increasingly stressful for students and challenging for programs. Little information is available about the costs and time invested by students in interviewing or about the key factors in decisions to accept interview offers. Our objective was to assess the time and financial costs of residency interviewing for an entire class at a regional campus and explore factors influencing student decisions to accept interviews. METHODS: We used a 14-item survey administered electronically immediately following National Resident Matching Program results...
February 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216702/evaluation-of-simple-pre-determined-length-insertion-technique-split-with-conventional-method-for-oral-fibreoptic-intubation-a-randomised-cross-over-study
#2
Elangovan Muthukumar, Lenin Babu Elakkumanan, Prasanna Udupi Bidkar, Mvs Satyaprakash, Sandeep Kumar Mishra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The difficulty during flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy (FOB) guided tracheal intubation could be because of inability in visualising glottis, advancing and railroading of endotracheal tube. Several methods are available for visualising glottis, but none is ideal. Hence, this randomised controlled study was designed to evaluate the simple pre-determined length insertion technique (SPLIT) during oral FOB. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients were randomised into Group C and Group P...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213305/risk-of-suicide-according-to-the-level-of-psychiatric-contact-in-the-older-people-analysis-of-national-health-insurance-databases-in-taiwan
#3
Shin-Ting Yeh, Yee-Yung Ng, Shiao-Chi Wu
PURPOSE: Suicide in the older people is a serious problem worldwide; however the effect of psychiatric contact on the risk of suicide has not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychiatric contact and suicide in the older people in Taiwan. METHODS: A population-based database was used in this national case-control study. Propensity score matching was used to match older people who did and did not commit suicide from 2010 to 2012 by calendar year, gender, age, and area of residence...
February 1, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213187/suicide-attempters-with-high-and-low-suicide-intent-different-populations-in-rural-china
#4
Bao-Peng Liu, Xin-Ting Wang, Cun-Xian Jia
This paired case-control study aimed to compare characteristics between suicide attempters with high and low suicide intent in rural China. We evaluated 409 suicide attempters and their paired controls who were matched with the same gender, age (a difference of no more than 3 years), and similar residence. Compared to paired control, suicide attempt with high and low suicide intent shared the 3 common risk factors of negative life event, high depression score, and low social support score. In addition, mental disorder was an independent risk factor of suicide attempt with high intent...
February 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212742/demonstration-of-tissue-resident-memory-cd8-t-cells-in-insulitic-lesions-in-adult-patients-with-recent-onset-type-1-diabetes
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Enida Kuric, Peter Seiron, Lars Krogvold, Bjørn Edwin, Trond Buanes, Kristian F Hanssen, Oskar Skog, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Olle Korsgren
Subtypes of CD8(+) T cells in insulitic lesions in biopsy specimens from six subjects with recent-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) and six nondiabetic matched controls were analyzed using simultaneous multicolor immunofluorescence. Also, insulitic islets based on accumulation of CD3(+) T cells were microdissected with laser-capture microscopy, and gene transcripts associated with inflammation and autoimmunity were analyzed. We found a substantial proportion, 43%, of the CD8(+) T cells in the insulitic lesions to display a tissue resident memory T cell (TRM) (CD8(+)CD69(+)CD103(+)) phenotype in T1D subjects...
March 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212424/risk-factors-for-central-nervous-system-tumors-in-children-new-findings-from-a-case-control-study
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Rebeca Ramis, Ibon Tamayo-Uria, Diana Gómez-Barroso, Gonzalo López-Abente, Antonio Morales-Piga, Elena Pardo Romaguera, Nuria Aragonés, Javier García-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system tumors (CNS) are the most frequent solid tumor in children. Causes of CNS tumors are mainly unknown and only 5% of the cases can be explained by genetic predisposition. We studied the effects of environmental exposure on the incidence of CNS tumors in children by subtype, according to exposure to industrial and/or urban environment, exposure to crops and according to socio-economic status of the child. METHODS: We carried out a population-based case-control study of CNS tumors in Spain, covering 714 incident cases collected from the Spanish Registry of Childhood Tumors (period 1996-2011) and 4284 controls, individually matched by year of birth, sex, and autonomous region of residence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209533/hospital-admission-after-gastric-bypass-a-nationwide-cohort-study-with-up-to-6-years-follow-up
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Gustaf Bruze, Johan Ottosson, Martin Neovius, Ingmar Näslund, Richard Marsk
BACKGROUND: Several studies have addressed short-term admission rates after bariatric surgery. However, studies on long-term admission rates are few and population based studies are even scarcer. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess short- and long-term admission rates for gastrointestinal surgery after gastric bypass in Sweden compared with admission rates in the general population. SETTING: Swedish healthcare system. METHODS: The surgery cohort consisted of adults with body mass index≥35 identified in the Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry (n = 28,331; mean age 41 years; 76% women; Roux-en-Y gastric bypass performed 2007-2012)...
January 5, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203601/accredited-orthopaedic-sports-medicine-fellowship-websites-an-updated-assessment-of-accessibility-and-content
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Michael Yayac, Mitra Javandal, Mary K Mulcahey
BACKGROUND: A substantial number of orthopaedic surgeons apply for sports medicine fellowships after residency completion. The Internet is one of the most important resources applicants use to obtain information about fellowship programs, with the program website serving as one of the most influential sources. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), San Francisco Match (SFM), and Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) maintain databases of orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship programs...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203507/no-place-like-home-is-there-selection-bias-in-plastic-surgery-residency-match-process
#9
Asra Hashmi, Faraz A Khan, Rohan Policherla, Christopher S Hamamdjian, Faisal Al-Mufarrej
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198451/elevated-prevalence-of-helicobacter-species-and-virulence-factors-in-opisthorchiasis-and-associated-hepatobiliary-disease
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Raksawan Deenonpoe, Eimorn Mairiang, Pisaln Mairiang, Chawalit Pairojkul, Yaovalux Chamgramol, Gabriel Rinaldi, Alex Loukas, Paul J Brindley, Banchob Sripa
Recent reports suggest that Opisthorchis viverrini serves as a reservoir of Helicobacter and implicate Helicobacter in pathogenesis of opisthorchiasis-associated cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Here, 553 age-sex matched cases and controls, 293 and 260 positive and negative for liver fluke O. viverrini eggs, of residents in Northeastern Thailand were investigated for associations among infection with liver fluke, Helicobacter and hepatobiliary fibrosis. The prevalence of H. pylori infection was higher in O. viverrini-infected than uninfected participants...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196673/mean-direct-medical-care-costs-associated-with-cervical-cancer-for-commercially-insured-patients-in-texas
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David R Lairson, Shuangshuang Fu, Wenyaw Chan, Li Xu, Zeena Shelal, Lois Ramondetta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mean cervical cancer medical care costs for patients enrolled in commercial insurance in Texas. Cost is represented by insurer and patient payments for care. METHODS: We estimated the mean medical care costs during the first 2years after the index diagnosis date for patients with cervical cancer (cases). Cases were identified using claims-based International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9), diagnosis codes and matched to controls without a claims-based ICD-9 code for cancer using a 2-step propensity score matching method...
February 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196099/a-novel-visual-facial-anxiety-scale-for-assessing-preoperative-anxiety
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Xuezhao Cao, Roya Yumul, Ofelia Loani Elvir Lazo, Jeremy Friedman, Omar Durra, Xiao Zhang, Paul F White
BACKGROUND: There is currently no widely accepted instrument for measuring preoperative anxiety. The objective of this study was to develop a simple visual facial anxiety scale (VFAS) for assessing acute preoperative anxiety. METHODS: The initial VFAS was comprised of 11 similarly styled stick-figure reflecting different types of facial expressions (Fig 1). After obtaining IRB approval, a total of 265 participant-healthcare providers (e.g., anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents, and perioperative nurses) were recruited to participate in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194204/relationship-between-breastfeeding-factors-and-breast-cancer-in-women-referred-to-seyed-al-shohada-hospital-in-isfahan-iran
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Farahnaz Jafari-Mehdiabad, Mitra Savabi-Esfahani, Fariborz Mokaryan, Ashraf Kazemi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy and a major cause of cancer deaths among women. Breastfeeding is presented as a probable protective factor against breast cancer, however, the effect of different breastfeeding patterns and duration of breastfeeding on this factor is not well determined. Thus, the aim of this research was to evaluate factors related to breastfeeding and breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study was conducted on 98 women with breast cancer and 198 healthy women who were selected through systematic random sampling method...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193313/community-based-screening-intervention-for-depression-affects-suicide-rates-among-middle-aged-japanese-adults
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H Oyama, T Sakashita
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that screening interventions may be effective for suicide prevention. Few studies, however, have reported their effects on outcome measures, including death by suicide among middle-aged adults. METHOD: We used a quasi-experimental parallel cluster design with matched community-based intervention and control municipalities (total eligible population: 90 000) in Japan. At-risk residents within the intervention area were invited for universal depression screening and subsequent care/support...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190705/risk-of-autoimmune-diseases-and-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-vaccines-six-years-of-case-referent-surveillance
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Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda, Michel Rossignol, Isabelle Koné-Paut, Alain Krivitzky, Christine Lebrun-Frenay, Johanna Clet, David Brassat, Caroline Papeix, Marc Nicolino, Pierre-Yves Benhamou, Olivier Fain, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Marie-France Courcoux, Jean-François Viallard, Bertrand Godeau, Thomas Papo, Patrick Vermersch, Isabelle Bourgault-Villada, Gerard Breart, Lucien Abenhaim
BACKGROUND: Safety of HPV vaccines is still in question due to reports of autoimmune diseases (ADs) following HPV immunization. OBJECTIVES: To assess the risk of ADs associated with HPV vaccination of female adolescents/young adults in France. METHODS: Systematic prospective case-referent study conducted to assess the risks associated with real-life use of HPV vaccines. Cases were female 11-25 years old with incident ADs [central demyelination/multiple sclerosis (CD/MS), connective tissue disease (CTD), Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), type-1 diabetes (T1D), autoimmune thyroiditis (AT), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)]...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188915/machine-learning-based-compartment-models-with-permeability-for-white-matter-microstructure-imaging
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Gemma L Nedjati-Gilani, Torben Schneider, Matt G Hall, Niamh Cawley, Ioana Hill, Olga Ciccarelli, Ivana Drobnjak, Claudia A M Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Daniel C Alexander
Some microstructure parameters, such as permeability, remain elusive because mathematical models that express their relationship to the MR signal accurately are intractable. Here, we propose to use computational models learned from simulations to estimate these parameters. We demonstrate the approach in an example which estimates water residence time in brain white matter. The residence time τi of water inside axons is a potentially important biomarker for white matter pathologies of the human central nervous system, as myelin damage is hypothesised to affect axonal permeability, and thus τi...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187074/epidemiologic-and-economic-burden-attributable-to-first-spinal-fusion-surgery-analysis-from-an-italian-administrative-database
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Paolo A Cortesi, Roberto Assietti, Fabrizio Cuzzocrea, Domenico Prestamburgo, Mauro Pluderi, Paolo Cozzolino, Patrizia Tito, Roberto Vanelli, Davide Cecconi, Stefano Borsa, Giancarlo Cesana, Lorenzo G Mantovani
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective large population based-study OBJECTIVE.: Assessment of the epidemiologic trends and economic burden of first spinal fusions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No adequate data are available regarding the epidemiology of spinal fusion surgery and its economic impact in Europe. METHODS: The study population was identified through a data warehouse (DENALI), which matches clinical and economic data of different Healthcare Administrative databases of the Italian Lombardy Region...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185465/differences-in-incidence-and-biological-characteristics-of-breast-cancer-between-roma-and-non-roma-patients-in-slovakia
#18
M Reckova, J Mardiak, L Plank, M Vulevova, S Cingelová, M Mego
BACKGROUND: Roma (Gypsies) constitute one of the largest ethnic minorities in Slovakia. Some reports have supported a higher prevalence of communicable diseases in Roma but data on cancer prevalence in Roma is absent. The aim of this study was to compare differences in the incidence and pathological characteristics of breast cancer between Roma and non-Roma in Slovakia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Roma and non-Roma breast cancer patients were identified using the Slovak HER2 Registry...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179582/independent-and-joint-effects-of-tea-and-milk-consumption-on-oral-cancer-among-non-smokers-and-non-drinkers-a-case-control-study-in-china
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Fa Chen, Lingjun Yan, Lisong Lin, Fengqiong Liu, Yu Qiu, Fangping Liu, Jiangfeng Huang, Junfeng Wu, Lin Cai, Guoxi Cai, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Baochang He
This study aims to evaluate the independent and joint effects of tea and milk consumption on oral cancer risk among non-smokers and non-drinkers (NS/ND). A hospital-based case-control study was performed in Fujian, China. 421 cases and frequency-matched 1398 controls were included without tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking habits. Unconditional logistic regression model was used to assess the relationship of tea and milk consumption with oral cancer risk. Tea and milk consumption were significantly associated with decreased risk of oral cancer, the adjusted odds ratios (aORs) were 0...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178283/behavioral-risk-factors-of-breast-cancer-in-bangui-of-central-african-republic-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Henok Kessete Afewerky, Cavin Bekolo, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Antoine Doui Doumgba, Christian Diamont Mossoro-Kpinde, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Jianyuan Zhang, Shaojun Chen, Hongyu Li, Zhongyu Xu, Boniface Koffi
Breast cancer is recognized as a major public health problem in developing countries; however, there is very little evidence of behavioral factors associated with breast cancer risk. This study was conducted to identify lifestyles as risk factors for breast cancer among Central African women. A case-control study was conducted with 174 cases confirmed histologically by the pathology unit of the National Laboratory and 348 age-matched controls. Data collection tools included a questionnaire with interviews and medical records of patients...
2017: PloS One
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