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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931179/evaluation-of-the-interference-of-hemoglobin-variant-j-bangkok-on-glycated-hemoglobin-hba1c-measurement-by-five-different-methods
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Dong-Mei Wen, Sheng-Nan Xu, Wei-Jia Wang, Xiu-Ming Zhang, Ming-Huan Suo, De-Cai Zhang
Objective The interference of the hemoglobin variant (Hb J-Bangkok) was evaluated on 4 different glycated hemoglobin assays and compared with a reference immuno assay. Methods An overall test of coincidence of 2 least-squares linear regression lines was performed to determine whether the presence of Hb J-Bangkok caused a statistically significant difference in HbA1c results compared with a reference immuno assay. Statistical analysis was performed on the difference of the estimated average glucose calculated from HbA1c values and fasting plasma glucose in the Hb J-Bangkok variant group using the different detection systems...
September 20, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931043/retrograde-pyelography-predicts-retrograde-ureteral-stenting-failure-and-reduces-unnecessary-stenting-trials-in-patients-with-advanced-non-urological-malignant-ureteral-obstruction
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Sung Han Kim, Boram Park, Jungnam Joo, Jae Young Joung, Ho Kyung Seo, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate predictive factors for retrograde ureteral stent failure in patients with non-urological malignant ureteral obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2014, medical records of 284 malignant ureteral obstruction patients with 712 retrograde ureteral stent trials including 63 (22.2%) having bilateral malignant ureteral obstruction were retrospectively reviewed. Retrograde ureteral stent failure was defined as the inability to place ureteral stents by cystoscopy, recurrent stent obstruction within one month, or non-relief of azotemia within one week from the prior retrograde ureteral stent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931010/response-to-folfirinox-by-gender-in-patients-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-results-from-the-prodige-4-accord-11-randomized-trial
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Aurélien Lambert, Marta Jarlier, Sophie Gourgou Bourgade, Thierry Conroy
BACKGROUND: Hohla et al. suggested that female gender could positively predict response to FOLFIRINOX in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. In this study, we explored the response to the FOLFIRINOX regimen by gender within the trial PRODIGE4/ACCORD 11. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were described by gender, both in FOLFIRINOX group and in the intention-to-treat population of the trial. The relative effect of gender (females in comparison to males) on overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival was estimated by using a Cox proportional hazard model and was presented with the Hazard Ratio and their 95% confidence interval...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930999/measuring-and-mapping-patterns-of-soil-erosion-and-deposition-related-to-soil-carbonate-concentrations-under-agricultural-management
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Robert H Erskine, Lucretia A Sherrod, Timothy R Green
Spatial patterns of soil erosion and deposition can be inferred from differences in ground elevation mapped at appropriate time increments. Such changes in elevation are related to changes in near-surface soil carbonate (CaCO3) profiles. The objective is to describe a simple conceptual model and detailed protocol for repeatable field and laboratory measurements of these quantities. Here, accurate elevation is measured using a ground-based differential global positioning system (GPS); other data acquisition methods could be applied to the same basic method...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930954/acute-procedural-interventions-after-pediatric-blunt-abdominal-trauma-a-prospective-multicenter-evaluation
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Chase A Arbra, Adam M Vogel, Jingwen Zhang, Patrick D Mauldin, Eunice Y Huang, Kate B Savoie, Matthew T Santore, KuoJen Tsao, Tiffany G Ostovar-Kermani, Richard A Falcone, M Sidney Dassinger, John Recicar, Jeffrey H Haynes, Martin L Blakely, Robert T Russell, Bindi J Naik-Mathuria, Shawn D St Peter, David P Mooney, Chinwendu Onwubiko, Jeffrey S Upperman, Christian J Streck
BACKGROUND: Pediatric intra-abdominal injuries (IAI) from blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) rarely require emergent intervention. For those children undergoing procedural intervention, our aim was to understand the timing and indications for operation and angiographic embolization. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled children younger than 16 years after BAT at 14 Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers over a 1-year period. Patients with IAI who received an intervention (IAI-I) were compared with those who did not receive an intervention using descriptive statistics and univariate analysis; p less than 0...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930951/routine-computed-tomography-after-recent-operative-exploration-for-penetrating-trauma-what-injuries-do-we-miss
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April E Mendoza, Christopher A Wybourn, Anthony G Charles, Andre R Campbell, Bruce A Cairns, Margaret M Knudson
BACKGROUND: Patients with penetrating trauma who cannot be stabilized undergo operative intervention without preoperative imaging. In such cases, postoperative imaging may reveal additional injuries not identified during the initial operative exploration. The purpose of this study is to explore the utility of postoperative CT imaging in the setting of penetrating trauma. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of patients with penetrating trauma treated at an urban Level 1 trauma center between 2010 and 2015...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930942/surgical-residents-interpretation-of-diagnostic-radiologic-imaging-in-the-traumatically-injured-patient
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Elias Fakhoury, Daria Abolghasemi, Justin McKinney, Alena Naumova, Scott Wessner, Osama Elsawy, Jamshed Zuberi, Robert V Madlinger
BACKGROUND: Senior surgical residents are of paramount importance in directing further therapeutic modalities based on their interpretation of critical diagnostic imaging. We propose that senior surgical residents are proficient with interpreting radiologic imaging studies in the trauma patient. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed comparing surgery resident interpretations of computerized tomography (CT) scans of the head, maxillofacial bones, spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), chest, abdomen, pelvis, and chest X-rays versus final radiologists' reports at a level II trauma center from September 2014 to May 2015...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930940/the-relationship-between-women-s-intention-to-request-a-labor-epidural-analgesia-actually-delivering-with-labor-epidural-analgesia-and-postpartum-depression-at-6-weeks-a-prospective-observational-study
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Sharon Orbach-Zinger, Ruth Landau, Avi Ben Harousch, Oren Ovad, Liron Caspi, Evgeniya Kornilov, Alexander Ioscovich, Danielle Bracco, Atara Davis, Shlomo Fireman, Moshe Hoshen, Leonid A Eidelman
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is associated with pain during and after delivery, with studies showing reduced rates among women delivering with labor epidural analgesia (LEA). We hypothesized that women who intend to deliver with LEA but do not receive it are at higher risk for PPD at 6 weeks due to the combined experience of untreated labor pain and unmatched expectations during labor, and evaluated the interaction between labor plans related to LEA, satisfaction with pain control when actually delivering with LEA, and PPD at 6 weeks after delivery...
September 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930937/administration-of-hypertonic-solutions-for-hemorrhagic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Meng-Che Wu, Tin-Yun Liao, Erica M Lee, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Wan-Ting Hsu, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Po-Yang Tsou, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
BACKGROUND: Several clinical trials on hypertonic fluid administration have been completed, but the results have been inconclusive. The objective of this study is to summarize current evidence for treating hypovolemic patients with hypertonic solutions by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Major electronic databases were searched from inception through June 2014. We included only randomized controlled trials involving hemorrhagic shock patients treated with hypertonic solutions...
September 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930927/oral-behaviors-and-parafunctions-comparison-of-temporomandibular-dysfunction-patients-and-controls
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Marijus Leketas, Viktoras Šaferis, Ričardas Kubilius, Gabriele Cervino, Ennio Bramanti, Marco Cicciù
The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency of oral behaviors in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and a control group without TMD.In this baseline case-control study, 260 controls and 260 subjects with TMD completed the oral behaviors checklist defined as a "self-report scale for identifying and quantifying the frequency of jaw overuse behavior" and underwent clinical examinations using the DC/TMJ international examination form (version May 12, 2013). Relationships of oral parafunctions' frequencies between groups were examined...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930900/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-geriatric-trauma-institute-on-fragility-hip-fracture-patient-outcomes
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Elizabeth D Katrancha, Jami Zipf, Nancy Abrahams, Richard Schroeder
BACKGROUND: Fragility hip fractures occur in the older than 65-year population at an alarming rate. It is estimated that 260,000 hip fractures occur annually. Patient outcomes following hip fractures are devastating. One of every 5 patients dies within 1 year of injury, and 1 of 3 remains in a nursing home for years after the injury. Published literature recommends an interdisciplinary approach to caring for hip-fractured patients and expediting surgery to improve outcomes. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the impact of the Geriatric Trauma Institute (GTI) on fragility hip fracture patient outcomes...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930874/the-effectiveness-of-fish-oil-supplementation-in-attenuating-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-in-females-during-mid-follicular-and-mid-luteal-menstrual-phases
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Sarah K McKinley-Barnard, Thomas L Andre, Josh J Gann, Paul S Hwang, Darryn S Willoughby
The purpose of this study was to determine if the differences in estrogen levels during the female menstrual cycle and fish oil supplementation would attenuate eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). In a double-blind fashion, 22 physically-active females (20.9 ± 1.4 years, 63.5 ± 9.0 kg, 165.2 ± 7.5 cm) were randomly assigned to ingest either 6 grams of fish oil (n = 11) or placebo (n = 11) daily for 21 days. Participants underwent an eccentric exercise bout of the knee extensors on two occasions during the mid-follicular (MF) and mid-luteal (ML) phases of the 28-day menstrual cycle...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930860/preoperative-infrarenal-abdominal-aorta-balloon-catheter-occlusion-combined-with-bakri-tamponade-reduced-maternal-morbidity-of-placenta-increta-percreta
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Chanjuan Zeng, Mengyuan Yang, Yiling Ding, Ling Yu, Wen Deng, Yu Hu, Xiujuan Gong
BACKGROUND: Placenta increta/percreta is an increasingly common and life-threatening obstetric complication. It poses a management challenge to clinicians. The present study aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of preoperative placement of infrarenal abdominal aorta balloon catheter (IAABC) alone or combined with Bakri tamponade for the management of cases with placenta increta/percreta. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all cases with placenta increta/percreta at a tertiary referral teaching hospital in China between the year 2014 and 2017...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930829/the-curative-effects-of-radiotherapy-based-therapies-for-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Minghai Shao, Chi Zhang, Qin Qin, Zhaoyue Zhang, Hongcheng Zhu, Xiaoke Di, Xinchen Sun
AIM: This meta-analysis was designed to fully assess the curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC). METHODS: English articles were retrieved through searching Cochrane library, PubMed, and Embase databases updated to February 2017. Studies were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies forHER2+ BC patients were assessed using hazard rates (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs), as well as their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930818/factors-affecting-breastfeeding-adherence-among-chinese-mothers-a-multicenter-study
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Pan Huang, Jianhua Ren, Yi Liu, Biru Luo, Xiufang Zhao
Breastfeeding is beneficial for both infant and mother, but discontinuation of breastfeeding is very common.To investigate maternal breastfeeding intention and the rate of breastfeeding based on the theory of reasoned action, and analyze the predominant factors associated with breastfeeding and breastfeeding problems.This observational study was conducted in 3 hospitals. Three researchers recruited women at 3 time points in the hospitals: initial documentation of pregnancy at the outpatient department, prenatal admission, and postpartum discharge...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930774/high-levels-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-chemokines-point-to-the-presence-of-neuroinflammation-in-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-cross-sectional-study-of-two-cohorts-of-patients-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Emmanuel Bäckryd, Anne-Li Lind, Måns Thulin, Anders Larsson, Björn Gerdle, Torsten Gordh
Animal models suggest that chemokines are important mediators in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Indeed, these substances have been called "gliotransmitters", a term that illustrates the close interplay between glial cells and neurons in the context of neuroinflammation and pain. However, evidence in humans is scarce. The aim of the study was to determine a comprehensive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inflammatory profile for neuropathic pain patients. Our hypothesis was that we would thereby find indications of a postulated on-going process of central neuroinflammation...
September 18, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930670/post-migration-employment-changes-and-health-a-dyadic-spousal-analysis
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Annie Ro, Rachel E Goldberg
Prospective studies have found unemployment and job loss to be associated with negative psychological and physical health outcomes. For immigrants, the health implications of employment change cannot be considered apart from pre-migration experiences. While immigrants demonstrate relative success in securing employment in the United States, their work is often not commensurate with their education or expertise. Previous research has linked downward employment with adverse health outcomes among immigrants, but with gender differences...
September 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930628/estimation-and-inference-for-the-mediation-proportion
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Daniel Nevo, Xiaomei Liao, Donna Spiegelman
In epidemiology, public health and social science, mediation analysis is often undertaken to investigate the extent to which the effect of a risk factor on an outcome of interest is mediated by other covariates. A pivotal quantity of interest in such an analysis is the mediation proportion. A common method for estimating it, termed the "difference method", compares estimates from models with and without the hypothesized mediator. However, rigorous methodology for estimation and statistical inference for this quantity has not previously been available...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930613/an-automated-approach-for-early-detection-of-diabetic-retinopathy-using-sd-oct-images
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Ahmed H ElTanboly, Agustina Palacio, Ahmed M Shalaby, Andrew E Switala, Omar Helmy, Shlomit Schaal, Ayman El-Baz
  This study was to demonstrate the feasibility of an automatic approach for early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR) from SD-OCT images. These scans were prospectively collected from 200 subjects through the fovea then were automatically segmented, into 12 layers. Each layer was characterized by its thickness, tortuosity, and normalized reflectivity. 26 diabetic patients, without DR changes visible by funduscopic examination, were matched with 26 controls, according to age and sex, for purposes of statistical analysis using mixed effects ANOVA...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930374/the-prognostic-significance-of-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-in-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Y Ding, C Sun, J Li, L Hu, M Li, J Liu, L Pu, S Xiong
The differential expression of soluble programmed death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) has been found in some cancers; however, the correlation between sPD-L1 expression and prognosis value in tumour is still unclear. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis and systematic review to assess the prognostic value of sPD-L1 in patients with cancer. Eligible studies were searched for in the databases including PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect and Wiley Online Library database. The pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with a 95% confidence interval (95%CI) were calculated to assess the prognostic significance of sPD-L1 in human cancer...
August 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
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