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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041034/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
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Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity in preterm infants and inflammation plays a significant role in its pathogenesis. The use of inhaled corticosteroids may modulate the inflammatory process without concomitant high systemic steroid concentrations and less risk of adverse effects. This is an update of a review published in 2012 (Shah 2012). We recently updated the related review on "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for treating bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates"...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041011/hemodiafiltration-reduces-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-incident-hemodialysis-patients-a-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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Francisco Maduell, Javier Varas, Rosa Ramos, Alejandro Martin-Malo, Rafael Pérez-Garcia, Isabel Berdud, Francesc Moreso, Bernard Canaud, Stefano Stuard, Adelheid Gauly, Pedro Aljama, Jose Ignacio Merello
BACKGROUND: The majority of studies suggesting that online hemodiafiltration reduces the risk of mortality compared to hemodialysis (HD) have been performed in dialysis-prevalent populations. In this report, we conducted an epidemiologic study of mortality in incident dialysis patients, comparing post-dilution online hemodiafiltration and high-flux HD, with propensity score matching (PSM) used to correct indication bias. METHODS: Our study cohort comprised 3,075 incident dialysis patients treated in 64 Spanish Fresenius Medical Care clinics between January 2009 and December 2012...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041000/genetic-variations-of-oxidative-stress-related-genes-alox5-alox5ap-and-mpo-modulate-ischemic-stroke-susceptibility-through-main-effects-and-epistatic-interactions-in-a-chinese-population
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Ding Liu, Lei Liu, Zhi Song, Zhongyang Hu, Jia Liu, Deren Hou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the roles of the oxidative stress related-genes ALOX5, ALOX5AP and MPO in ischemic stroke susceptibility in the Han Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 351 ischemic stroke patients and 417 controls were recruited. The ALOX5 rs10900213, ALOX5AP rs4293222 and MPO rs2107545 gene polymorphisms were genotyped. RESULTS: We identified that rs2107545 of MPO gene was significantly associated with ischemic stroke susceptibility after adjusting for covariates...
October 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040999/hepatic-function-during-repeated-tace-procedures-and-prognosis-after-introducing-sorafenib-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-multicenter-analysis
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Atsushi Hiraoka, Takashi Kumada, Masatoshi Kudo, Masashi Hirooka, Yohei Koizumi, Yoichi Hiasa, Kazuto Tajiri, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Hironori Ochi, Koji Joko, Noritomo Shimada, Akihiro Deguchi, Toru Ishikawa, Michitaka Imai, Kunihiko Tsuji, Kojiro Michitaka
BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated the relationship of hepatic function with repeated transarterial catheter chemoembolization (TACE) and prognosis after sorafenib treatment in various patient cohorts. METHODS: Study 1 comprised of 212 Barcelona clinic liver cancer stage-B (BCLC-B) HCC patients classified as Child-Pugh A (CP-A) and who had received repeated TACE treatments (r-TACE) (naïve:recurrence = 66:146). Study 2 comprised of 435 patients with unresectable HCC classified as CP-A in who sorafenib was introduced (naïve:recurrence = 37:398; CP score 5:6 = 282:153; macro-vessel invasion [MVI]+: extrahepatic metastasis [EHM]+ both negative = 124:226:143)...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040895/economic-analysis-of-prenatal-screening-strategies-for-down-syndrome-in-singleton-pregnancies-in-turkey
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Zeynep Güldem Ökem, Gökçen Örgül, Berna Tari Kasnakoglu, Mehmet Çakar, M Sinan Beksaç
OBJECTIVES: To examine the costs and outcomes of different screening strategies for Down Syndrome (DS) in singleton pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: A decision-analytic model was developed to compare the costs and the outcomes of different prenatal screening strategies. Five strategies were compared for women under 35-year of age: 1A) triple test (TT), 2A); combined test (CT), 3A) Non-invasive Prenatal Screening Test by using cell free fetal DNA (NIPT), 4A) and 5A) NIPT as a second-step screening for high-risk patients detected by either TT, or CT respectively...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040889/factors-associated-with-happiness-in-the-elderly-persons-living-in-the-community
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Bruna Moretti Luchesi, Nathalia Alves de Oliveira, Daiene de Morais, Rebeca Mendes de Paula Pessoa, Sofia Cristina I Pavarini, Marcos Hortes N Chagas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate factors associated with happiness in a sample of Brazilian older adults. METHODS: A study was conducted with 263 elderly people in the area of coverage of a family health unit located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The Subjective Happiness Scale was used to measure happiness, the final score of which determined one of three outcomes: not happy, intermediate, and happy. Disability, sociodemographic characteristics, and psychological, cognitive, and physical factors were considered for the multinomial logistic regression analysis...
October 12, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040824/perceived-harm-as-a-mediator-of-the-relationship-between-social-norms-and-marijuana-use-and-related-consequences-among-american-indian-youth
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Mark A Prince, Randall C Swaim, Linda R Stanley, Bradley T Conner
BACKGROUND: American Indian (AI) youth are at increased risk for marijuana use with marijuana use rates on or near reservations 1.6-4.8 times higher compared to non-AI youth in the same regions (Stanley et al., 2014). One outcome of the changing social and legal acceptance of marijuana is a decrease in perceived risk among adolescents. It is unknown whether these changes in perceptions of marijuana-related harm will presage higher rates of use among AI youth. Perceptions of others use (i...
October 12, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040773/treatment-outcomes-of-a-randomized-trial-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-eligible-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-patients
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Min Lang, Nina Z Moore, Peter A Rasmussen, Mark D Bain
BACKGROUND: The guideline for treating unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (ubAVMs) remains controversial. A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations (ARUBA) reported lower risk of stroke or death with conservative management compared to interventional treatment. There were numerous limitations to the study, including short follow-up period and disproportionate number of patients treated with surgery and embolization. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether treatment of ARUBA-eligible patients have acceptable outcomes at our institution...
October 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040743/anger-sensitive-networks-characterising-neural-systems-recruited-during-aggressive-social-interactions-using-data-driven-analysis
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Frederike Beyer, Ulrike M Krämer, Christian F Beckmann
Social neuroscience uses increasingly complex paradigms to improve ecological validity, as investigating aggressive interactions with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI; Krämer, Jansma, Tempelmann, & Münte, 2007). Standard analyses for fMRI data typically use general linear models (GLM), which require a priori models of task effects on neural processes. These may inadequately model non-stimulus-locked or temporally overlapping cognitive processes, as mentalizing about other agents.We used the data-driven approach of independent component analysis (ICA) to investigate neural processes involved in a competitive interaction...
October 4, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040700/radiation-induced-changes-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adeel Ilyas, Ching-Jen Chen, Dale Ding, Thomas J Buell, Daniel M S Raper, Cheng-Chia Lee, Zhiyuan Xu, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Radiation-induced changes (RICs) are the most common complication of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and they appear as perinidal T2-weighted hyperintensities on magnetic resonance imaging, with or without associated neurological symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rates of RIC after AVM SRS and identify risk factors. METHODS: A literature review was performed using PubMed and MEDLINE to identify studies reporting RIC in AVM patients treated with SRS...
October 13, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040687/mortality-risk-in-patients-on-hemodiafiltration-versus-hemodialysis-a-real-world-comparison-from-the-dopps
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Francesco Locatelli, Angelo Karaboyas, Ronald L Pisoni, Bruce M Robinson, Joan Fort, Raymond Vanholder, Hugh C Rayner, Werner Kleophas, Stefan H Jacobson, Christian Combe, Friedrich K Port, Francesca Tentori
Background: With its convective component, hemodiafiltration (HDF) provides better middle molecule clearance compared with hemodialysis (HD) and is postulated to improve survival. A previous analysis of Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) data in 1998-2001 found lower mortality rates for high replacement fluid volume HDF versus HD. Randomized controlled trials have not shown uniform survival advantage for HDF; in secondary (non-randomized) analyses, better outcomes were observed in patients receiving the highest convection volumes...
October 11, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040638/low-serum-progesterone-on-the-day-of-embryo-transfer-is-associated-with-a-diminished-ongoing-pregnancy-rate-in-oocyte-donation-cycles-after-artificial-endometrial-preparation-a-prospective-study
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E Labarta, G Mariani, N Holtmann, P Celada, J Remohí, E Bosch
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a relationship between serum progesterone (P) and endometrial volume on the day of embryo transfer (ET) with ongoing pregnancy rate (OPR) in artificial endometrium preparation cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: Patients with serum P < 9.2 ng/ml on the day of ET had a significantly lower OPR but endometrial volume was not related with OPR. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: A window of optimal serum P levels during the embryo implantation period has been described in artificial endometrium preparation cycles...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040606/pinopode-score-around-the-time-of-implantation-is-predictive-of-successful-implantation-following-frozen-embryo-transfer-in-hormone-replacement-cycles
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X Y Jin, L J Zhao, D H Luo, L Liu, Y D Dai, X X Hu, Y Y Wang, X Lin, F Hong, T C Li, S Y Zhang
STUDY QUESTION: Is pinopode measurement of any prognostic value? SUMMARY ANSWER: Pinopode expression was significantly associated with the occurrence of pregnancy after frozen embryo transfer. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pinopodes are expressed in the endometrium during the implantation period. Pinopode measurement has been proposed as a marker of endometrial receptivity. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A prospective cohort study was conducted at the Center of Reproductive Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, between 2014 and 2016, recruiting 172 women with infertility and undergoing frozen embryo transfer following IVF treatment...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040589/corifollitropin-alfa-followed-by-highly-purified-hmg-versus-recombinant-fsh-in-young-poor-ovarian-responders-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Panagiotis Drakopoulos, Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong, Ngoc Anh Vu Ho, Alberto Vaiarelli, Manh Tuong Ho, Christophe Blockeel, Michel Camus, Anh Tuan Lam, Arne van de Vijver, Peter Humaidan, Herman Tournaye, Nikolaos P Polyzos
STUDY QUESTION: Does administration of corifollitropin alfa followed by highly purified (hp) HMG result in higher ongoing pregnancy rates compared with daily recombinant FSH (rFSH) in young poor responders? SUMMARY ANSWER: Corifollitropin alfa followed by hp-HMG does not increase ongoing pregnancy rates compared with rFSH in young poor responders, although more supernumerary cryopreserved embryos were obtained with corifollitropin alfa and hp-HMG. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Poor ovarian response remains one of the main therapeutic challenges in women undergoing ovarian stimulation, given that very low live birth rates of 6% have been reported in this particular group of infertile patients...
September 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040579/cultural-determinants-influence-assisted-reproduction-usage-in-europe-more-than-economic-and-demographic-factors
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Patrick Präg, Melinda C Mills
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent do financial, demographic and cultural determinants explain the vast cross-national differences in ART treatments in Europe? SUMMARY ANSWER: The normative cultural acceptance of ART is a major driver of ART treatments in Europe, above and beyond differences in country wealth, demographic aspects and religious composition. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There are vast differences in the number of ART treatments across European countries, which are to some extent related to country affluence, regulation, and insurance coverage and costs...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040570/cumulative-live-birth-rates-following-miscarriage-in-an-initial-complete-cycle-of-ivf-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-112-549-women
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Natalie J Cameron, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Sohinee Bhattacharya, David J McLernon
STUDY QUESTION: In women undergoing IVF/ICSI who miscarry in their first complete cycle, what is the chance of a live birth in subsequent complete cycles, and how does this compare with those whose first complete cycle ends with live birth or without a pregnancy? SUMMARY ANSWER: After two further complete cycles of IVF/ICSI, women who had miscarried or had a live birth in their first complete cycle had a higher chance of live birth (40.9 and 49.0%, respectively) than those who had no pregnancies (30...
September 20, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040569/antiretroviral-therapy-use-during-pregnancy-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-south-african-women
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Thokozile R Malaba, Tamsin Phillips, Stanzi Le Roux, Kirsty Brittain, Allison Zerbe, Greg Petro, Agnes Ronan, James A McIntyre, Elaine J Abrams, Landon Myer
Background: Studies of antiretroviral therapy (ART) use during pregnancy in HIV-infected women have suggested that ART exposure may be associated with adverse birth outcomes. However, there are few data from sub-Saharan Africa where HIV is most common, and few studies involving the World Health Organization's (WHO's) recommended first-line regimens. Methods: We enrolled consecutive HIV-infected pregnant women and a comparator cohort of uninfected women at a primary-level antenatal care facility in Cape Town, South Africa...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040537/chromosomal-abnormalities-in-1663-infertile-men-with-azoospermia-the-clinical-consequences
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R B Donker, V Vloeberghs, H Groen, H Tournaye, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, J A Land
STUDY QUESTION: What is the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermic men and what are the clinical consequences in terms of increased risk for absent spermatogenesis, miscarriages and offspring with congenital malformations? SUMMARY ANSWER: The prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermia was 14.4%, and the number of azoospermic men needed to be screened (NNS) to identify one man with a chromosomal abnormality with increased risk for absence of spermatogenesis was 72, to prevent one miscarriage 370-739 and to prevent one child with congenital malformations 4751-23 757...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040531/survival-analysis-of-the-association-between-antenatal-care-attendance-and-neonatal-mortality-in-57-low-and-middle-income-countries
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David T Doku, Subas Neupane
Background: Neonatal mortality is unacceptably high in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In these countries, where access to emergency obstetric services is limited, antenatal care (ANC) utilization offers improved maternal health and birth outcomes. However, evidence for this is scanty and mixed. We explored the association between attendance for ANC and survival of neonates in 57 LMICs. Methods: Employing standardized protocols to ensure comparison across countries, we used nationally representative cross-sectional data from 57 LMICs ( N  = 464 728) to investigate the association between ANC visits and neonatal mortality...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040525/beta-blockers-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-mid-range-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-an-individual-patient-level-analysis-of-double-blind-randomized-trials
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John G F Cleland, Karina V Bunting, Marcus D Flather, Douglas G Altman, Jane Holmes, Andrew J S Coats, Luis Manzano, John J V McMurray, Frank Ruschitzka, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Thomas G von Lueder, Michael Böhm, Bert Andersson, John Kjekshus, Milton Packer, Alan S Rigby, Giuseppe Rosano, Hans Wedel, Åke Hjalmarson, John Wikstrand, Dipak Kotecha
Aims: Recent guidelines recommend that patients with heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 40-49% should be managed similar to LVEF ≥ 50%. We investigated the effect of beta-blockers according to LVEF in double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials. Methods and results: Individual patient data meta-analysis of 11 trials, stratified by baseline LVEF and heart rhythm (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT0083244; PROSPERO: CRD42014010012). Primary outcomes were all-cause mortality and cardiovascular death over 1...
October 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
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