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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793084/subthreshold-depression-among-diabetes-patients-in-beijing-cross-sectional-associations-among-sociodemographic-clinical-and-behavior-factors
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Dandan Wang, Lintao Shi, Leling Li, Xiaohui Guo, Yufeng Li, Yuan Xu, Shinan Yin, Qiaozhen Wu, Yu Yang, Xiaoming Zhuang, Yingli Gai, Quanmin Li, Yanjun Liu
BACKGROUND: This study explores the prevalence of subthreshold depression (SubD) and its association with factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 808 outpatients with T2DM from ten hospitals in Beijing between September 2015 and January 2016. All participants completed the Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9) to evaluate depressive status, with scores between 5 and 14 considered SubD. Conditional logistic regression was conducted to investigate the variables associated with SubD in T2DM patients...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792999/does-solid-fusion-eliminate-rod-fracture-after-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-related-thoracolumbar-kyphosis
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Shi-Zhou Zhao, Bang-Ping Qian, Mu Qiao, Jun Jiang, Yong Qiu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Rod fracture (RF) has a negative impact on the surgical outcome of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients following lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). However, there is a paucity of published studies analyzing the risk factors for RF in PSO-treated AS patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis. PURPOSE: To investigate the risk factors for RF after PSO for thoracolumbar kyphosis secondary to AS. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective single-center study...
May 21, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792233/antibiotic-resistance-and-molecular-characterization-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-and-non-typhoidal-salmonella-strains-isolated-from-infections-in-southwest-china
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Shun-Xian Zhang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Rita Tinoco-Torres, Emmanuel Serrano, Shi-Zhu Li, Shao-Hong Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Shang Xia, Yan Lu, Shan Lv, Xue-Jiao Teng, Wen Xu, Wen-Peng Gu, Si-Tang Gong, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Lan-Lan Geng, Wei Hu
BACKGROUND: Bacterial diarrhea is one of the most common causes for medical consultations, mortality and morbidity in the world. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) and non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) are major intestinal pathogens in developing countries, and the indiscriminate use of antibiotics has greatly contributed to resistant strains. Hence, the aim of the present study is to identify the antimicrobial resistance patterns and the molecular characteristics of DEC and NTS in southwest, China...
May 7, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792213/rate-of-presence-of-11-thoracic-vertebrae-and-6-lumbar-vertebrae-in-asymptomatic-chinese-adult-volunteers
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Ying-Zhao Yan, Qing-Ping Li, Cong-Cong Wu, Xiang-Xiang Pan, Zhen-Xuan Shao, Shao-Qing Chen, Ke Wang, Xi-Bang Chen, Xiang-Yang Wang
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies on spinal morphology in asymptomatic Asian and Western patients have been reported. Variation in spinal anatomy among patients is considered as the cause of wrong-level surgery in up to 40% of cases. The present study examined the rate of presence of 11 thoracic vertebrae and 6 lumbar vertebrae in 293 asymptomatic Chinese adult volunteers. METHODS: From May 27, 2016, to November 11, 2017, a cohort of 325 asymptomatic Chinese adults meeting the study exclusion criteria was recruited...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792210/quantitative-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-extracellular-volume-native-t1-and-18f-fdg-pet-cmr-imaging-in-patients-after-revascularized-myocardial-infarction-and-association-with-markers-of-myocardial-damage-and-systemic-inflammation
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Karl P Kunze, Ralf J Dirschinger, Hans Kossmann, Franziska Hanus, Tareq Ibrahim, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Markus Schwaiger, Christoph Rischpler, Stephan G Nekolla
BACKGROUND: Characterization of tissue integrity and inflammatory processes after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using non-invasive imaging is predictive of patient outcome. Quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques such as native T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) mapping as well as 18 F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) imaging targeting inflammatory cell populations are gaining acceptance, but are often applied without assessing their quantitative potential...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792188/health-related-quality-of-life-in-multiple-sclerosis-temperament-outweighs-edss
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S Salhofer-Polanyi, F Friedrich, S Löffler, P S Rommer, A Gleiss, R Engelmaier, F Leutmezer, B Vyssoki
BACKGROUND: The influence of personality on health-related quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis has been the focus of previous studies showing that introversion and neuroticism were related with reduced health related quality of life. However, no data exist on the impact of temperament on quality of life in this patient group. METHODS: Between April 2014 and March 2016 139 multiple sclerosis patients were recruited from a specialized outpatient clinic of the general hospital of Vienna...
May 23, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792180/screening-for-congenital-fetal-anomalies-in-low-risk-pregnancy-the-kenyatta-national-hospital-experience
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Callen Kwamboka Onyambu, Norah Mukiri Tharamba
BACKGROUND: Congenital malformations contribute significantly to the disease burden among children globally. A study conducted in Kenya on understanding the burden of surgical congenital anomalies, highlights the need for Kenyan health systems to go beyond the medical dimensions of illness. This could be achieved by linking knowledge of the severe congenital anomalies (CAs) and their impact of varying disability to the delivery of local health services and public health program planning...
May 23, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792174/perspectives-on-clinical-use-of-bioimpedance-in-hemodialysis-focus-group-interviews-with-renal-care-professionals
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Jenny Stenberg, Catrin Henriksson, Magnus Lindberg, Hans Furuland
BACKGROUND: Inadequate volume control may be a main contributor to poor survival and high mortality in hemodialysis patients. Bioimpedance measurement has the potential to improve fluid management, but several dialysis centers lack an agreed fluid management policy, and the method has not yet been implemented. Our aim was to identify renal care professionals' perceived barriers and facilitators for use of bioimpedance in clinical practice. METHODS: Qualitative data were collected through four focus group interviews with 24 renal care professionals: dieticians, nephrologists and nurses, recruited voluntarily from a nation-wide selection of hemodialysis centers, having access to a bioimpedance-device...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792087/effects-of-intensive-short-term-dynamic-psychotherapy-on-social-cognition-in-major-depression
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Bita Ajilchi, Steve Kisely, Vahid Nejati, Jon Frederickson
BACKGROUND: Social cognition is commonly affected in psychiatric disorders and is a determinant of quality of life. However, there are few studies of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy on social cognition in major depression. METHOD: This study used a parallel group randomized control design to compare pre-test and post-test social cognition scores between depressed participants receiving ISTDP and those allocated to a wait-list control group...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792049/five-year-suicidal-ideation-trajectories-among-women-receiving-or-being-denied-an-abortion
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M Antonia Biggs, Heather Gould, Rana E Barar, Diana G Foster
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of receiving compared with being denied an abortion on women's experiences of suicidal ideation over 5 years. METHOD: The authors recruited 956 women from 30 U.S. abortion facilities. Women were interviewed by telephone 1 week after their abortion visit, then every 6 months for 5 years. Women who received near-limit abortions were compared with women who were denied an abortion and carried their pregnancies to term (turnaway-birth group)...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791907/toll-like-receptor-3-signaling-contributes-to-regional-neutrophil-recruitment-in-cultured-human-glomerular-endothelial-cells
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Qiang Liu, Tadaatsu Imaizumi, Shogo Kawaguchi, Tomomi Aizawa, Tomoh Matsumiya, Shojiro Watanabe, Koji Tsugawa, Hidemi Yoshida, Kazushi Tsuruga, Kensuke Joh, Hiroshi Kijima, Hiroshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Given the importance of neutrophil recruitment in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis (GN), the representative neutrophil chemoattractant C-X-C motif chemokine 1 (CXCL1)/GROα and the adhesion molecule E-selectin in glomerular endothelial cells (GECs) play a pivotal role in the development of GN. Endothelial Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is thought to be involved in the inflammatory response via innate immunity. However, the role of endothelial TLR3 signaling in the expression of neutrophil chemoattractants and adhesion molecules remains to be elucidated...
May 23, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791797/modulating-macrophage-polarization-through-ccr2-inhibition-and-multivalent-engagement
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Michael B Deci, Scott W Ferguson, Sydney L Scatigno, Juliane Nguyen
Excessive or prolonged recruitment of inflammatory monocytes to damaged tissue can significantly worsen patient outcomes. Monocytes migrate to sites of tissue inflammation in response to high local concentrations of CCL2, a chemokine that binds to and signals through the CCR2 receptor. While the role of CCR2 in cellular migration is well studied, it is unclear how CCR2 inhibition affects macrophage polarization and if multivalency can increase downstream signaling effects. Using affinity selection with a phage library, we identified a novel scFv (58C) that binds specifically and with high affinity to the N-terminal domain of CCR2 (KD = 59...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791717/termination-of-pregnancy-following-a-prenatal-diagnosis-of-down-syndrome-a-qualitative-study-of-the-decision-making-process-of-pregnant-couples
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Stina Lou, Kathrine Carstensen, Olav Bjørn Petersen, Camilla Palmhøj Nielsen, Lone Hvidman, Maja Retpen Lanther, Ida Vogel
In Denmark, first trimester screening has a very high uptake (>90%). If Down syndrome is diagnosed, termination rates are high (>95%). The aim of this study was to investigate the timing of the decision of termination of pregnancy following a Down syndrome diagnosis and the factors influencing this decision MATERIAL AND METHODS: Semi-structured, qualitative interview study with 21 couples who had received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and decided to terminate the pregnancy. Participants were recruited from obstetric departments between February 2016 and July 2017...
May 23, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791588/microrna-451a-microrna-34a-5p-and-microrna-221-3p-as-predictors-of-response-to-antidepressant-treatment
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Wei-Hong Kuang, Zai-Quan Dong, Lian-Tian Tian, Jin Li
Aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been shown to be involved in early observations of depression. The aim of this study was to determine if serum levels of miRNA-451a, miRNA-34a-5p, and miRNA-221-3p can serve as indicators of disease progression or therapeutic efficacy in depression. We collected data from 84 depressed patients and 78 control volunteers recruited from the medical staff at the West China Hospital. Depression severity was rated using the 24-item Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD). Serum miRNA-451a, miRNA-34a-5p, and miRNA-221-3p levels were determined in samples from the depressed patients before and 8 weeks after antidepressant treatment as well as in samples from controls...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791486/involvement-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-the-progression-of-severe-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
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Chao Zhang, Shuaiyin Chen, Guangyuan Zhou, Yuefei Jin, Rongguang Zhang, Haiyan Yang, Yuanlin Xi, Jingchao Ren, Guangcai Duan
BACKGROUND: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is generally considered as a mild exanthematous disease to infants and young children worldwide. HFMD cases are usually mild and self-limiting but for few cases leads to complicated severe clinical outcomes, and even death. Previous studies have indicated that serum Ang II levels in patients with H7N9 infection were related to the severity of infection. However, the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of severe HFMD remain unclear. This study was undertaken to clarify the role of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in the progression of severe HFMD...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791452/validity-and-reliability-of-two-alternate-versions-of-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-hong-kong-version-for-screening-of-mild-neurocognitive-disorder
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Adrian Wong, Stanley Yiu, Ziad Nasreddine, Kam-Tat Leung, Alexander Lau, Yannie O Y Soo, Lawrence Ka-Sing Wong, Vincent Mok
OBJECTIVE: Repeated testing using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) increases risks for practice effects which may bias measurements of cognitive change. The objective of this study is to develop two alternate versions of the MoCA (Hong Kong version; HK-MoCA) and to investigate the validity and reliability of the alternate versions in patients with DSM-5 Mild Neurocognitive Disorder (Mild NCD) and cognitively healthy controls. METHODS: Concurrent validity and inter-scale agreement were examined by Pearson correlation of the total scores between the original and alternate versions and the Bland-Altman Method...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791077/alterations-of-brain-network-hubs-in-reflex-syncope-evidence-from-a-graph-theoretical-analysis-based-on-dti
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Bong Soo Park, Yoo Jin Lee, Jin-Han Park, Il Hwan Kim, Si Hyung Park, Ho-Joon Lee, Kang Min Park
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated global topology and organization of regional hubs in the brain networks and microstructural abnormalities in the white matter of patients with reflex syncope. METHODS: Twenty patients with reflex syncope and thirty healthy subjects were recruited, and they underwent diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) scans. Graph theory was applied to obtain network measures based on extracted DTI data, using DSI Studio. We then investigated differences in the network measures between the patients with reflex syncope and the healthy subjects...
May 23, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791073/elevated-histone-h3-acetylation-is-associated-with-genes-involving-in-t-lymphocyte-activation-and-gada-production-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Yanfei Wang, Can Hou, Jonathan Wisler, Kanhaiya Singh, Chao Wu, Zhiguo Xie, Qianjin Lu, Zhiguang Zhou
AIM: Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes (T1D), and histone acetylation is an epigenetic modification pattern that activates gene transcription. However, the genome-wide histone H3 acetylation in newly onset T1D patients has been less described. Accordingly, we aimed to unveil the genome-wide promoter acetylation profile in CD4+ T lymphocytes from T1D patients, especially for those with glutamate decarboxylase antibody (GADA) positive...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791007/should-all-patients-with-adrenal-insufficiency-or-a-subgroup-of-patients-with-pre-diabetes-be-treated-with-dual-release-hydrocortisone
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Roberta Giordano
Guarnotta et al. compare the effects of dual-release (DR) hydrocortisone 36 months' treatment in 13 patients with primary adrenal insufficiency and 36 with secondary adrenal insufficiency, compared to conventional glucocorticoid treatment. A retrospective evaluation was conducted on the effects of 36 months of DR hydrocortisone therapy on visceral adiposity, insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity. Forty-nine patients with adrenal insufficiency were recruited. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790410/perspectives-on-electronic-informed-consent-from-patients-underrepresented-in-research-in-the-united-states-a-focus-group-study
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Christian M Simon, Helen A Schartz, Gary E Rosenthal, Eric L Eisenstein, David W Klein
Digital informed consent may better inform individuals about health research and increase participation. In the United States and elsewhere, minorities and rural populations are underrepresented in health research and may benefit from well-designed electronic informed consent (eIC). Seven focus groups were conducted with 50 Caucasian, African American, and rural patients in the United States. Participants were asked their preferences for a paper versus electronic informed consent document. Participants found the e-version easier to use, more interesting, and better for understanding...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
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