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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338821/factors-influencing-regional-cerebral-oxygen-saturation-during-one-lung-ventilation-in-thoracic-surgery
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Ya Hong Gong, Wei Jia Wang, Wei Wei, Yu Guang Huang
Objective To identify factors influencing regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rScO2) during one-lung ventilation (OLV) in thoracic surgery. Methods Totally 33 patients with an ASA physical status of 1-3 scheduled for elective thoracic surgery with one-lung ventilation under general anesthesia were recruited. After anesthesia was induced with propofol,fentanyl/sufentanil,and rocuronium. All patients received balanced anesthesia using sevoflurane. During OLV,volume-controlled ventilation was used with a tidal volume of 6-7 ml/kg and an inspiration:expiration ratio of 1:1...
December 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338066/endoscopic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Nadia Mohammed Vashist, Mark Samaan, Mahmoud H Mosli, Claire E Parker, John K MacDonald, Sigrid A Nelson, G Y Zou, Brian G Feagan, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic assessment of mucosal disease activity is routinely used to determine eligibility and response to therapy in clinical trials of ulcerative colitis. The operating properties of the existing endoscopic scoring indices are unclear. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the development and operating characteristics of endoscopic scoring indices for the evaluation of ulcerative colitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and CENTRAL from inception to 5 July 2016...
January 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337019/prediabetes-is-associated-with-microalbuminuria-reduced-kidney-function-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-general-population-the-kora-cooperative-health-research-in-the-augsburg-region-f4-study
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M R P Markus, T Ittermann, S E Baumeister, C Huth, B Thorand, C Herder, M Roden, U Siewert-Markus, W Rathmann, W Koenig, M Dörr, H Völzke, S Schipf, C Meisinger
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We investigated the associations of serum fasting (FG) and 2-h postload (2HG) glucose from an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting insulin and the homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR) with urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed cross-sectional analyses of 2713 subjects (1429 women; 52.7%) without known type 2 diabetes, aged 31-82 years, from the KORA (Cooperative Health Research in the Augsburg Region) F4-Study...
December 22, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335820/how-much-do-we-know-about-hemolytic-capability-of-pathogenic-candida-species
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REVIEW
Márcia C Furlaneto, Helena P Góes, Hugo F Perini, Renan C Dos Santos, Luciana Furlaneto-Maia
Hemolytic factor production by pathogenic Candida species is considered an important attribute in promoting survival within the mammal host through the ability to assimilate iron from the hemoglobin-heme group. Hemolytic capability has been evaluated for Candida species based on hemolysis zones on plate assay, analysis of hemolytic activity in liquid culture medium, and hemolysis from cell-free culture broth. The production of hemolytic factor is variable among Candida species, where C. parapsilosis is the less hemolytic species...
January 15, 2018: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335013/fit-for-function-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Julie Richardson, Ada Tang, Gordon Guyatt, Lehana Thabane, Feng Xie, Demetrios Sahlas, Robert Hart, Rebecca Fleck, Genevieve Hladysh, Louise Macrae
BACKGROUND: The current state of evidence suggests that community-based exercise programs are beneficial in improving impairment, function, and health status, and are greatly needed for persons with stroke. However, limitations of these studies include risk of bias, feasibility, and cost issues. METHODS/DESIGN: This single-blinded, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of 216 participants with stroke will compare the effectiveness of a 12-week YMCA community-based wellness program (FIT for FUNCTION) specifically designed for community-dwelling persons with stroke to persons who receive a standard YMCA membership...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333897/adherence-to-the-american-diabetes-association-retinal-screening-guidelines-for-population-with-diabetes-in-the-united-states
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JaeJin An, Fang Niu, Adam Turpcu, Yamina Rajput, T Craig Cheetham
PURPOSE: (1) To assess long-term adherence to American Diabetes Association guideline-recommended retinal screening among population with diabetes in the United States. (2) To determine factors associated with long-term adherence to routine eye screening exams. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in adult patients with diabetes identified from January 2009 to December 2010. Patients were followed until disenrollment, death, or study end date (December 2013)...
January 15, 2018: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329518/the-use-of-eculizumab-in-gemcitabine-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy
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Vinod Krishnappa, Mohit Gupta, Haikoo Shah, Abhijit Das, Natthavat Tanphaichitr, Robert Novak, Rupesh Raina
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) secondary to gemcitabine therapy (GiTMA) is a very rare pathology that carries a poor prognosis, with nearly half of the cases progressing to end stage renal disease. GiTMA is most commonly associated with adenocarcinomas, most notably pancreatic cancers. The mainstay of management is withdrawal of the offending drug and supportive care. Plasmapheresis has a limited role and hemodialysis may help in the management of fluid overload secondary to renal failure...
January 12, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322375/predictors-of-short-term-lama-ineffectiveness-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-copd
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Vladimir Fijačko, Marina Labor, Mirjana Fijačko, Sanda Škrinjarić-Cincar, Slavica Labor, Iva Dumbović Dubravčić, Tatjana Bačun, Aleksandar Včev, Sanja Popović-Grle, Davor Plavec
BACKGROUND: No specific (only subgroup) recommendations for the use of long-acting muscarinic antagonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exist. The aim of this exploratory hypothesis generating study was to assess whether different phenotypic/endotypic characteristics could be determinants of the short-term ineffectiveness of the initial tiotropium bromide monotherapy in treatment naïve moderate to severe COPD patients. METHODS: A total of 51 consecutively recruited COPD patients were followed for 3 months after the initial evaluation and prescribed initial treatment (tiotropium)...
January 10, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318647/realizing-effectiveness-across-continents-with-hydroxyurea-enrollment-and-baseline-characteristics-of-the-multicenter-reach-study-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Patrick T McGann, Thomas N Williams, Peter Olupot-Olupot, George A Tomlinson, Adam Lane, José Luís Reis da Fonseca, Robert Kitenge, George Mochamah, Ham Wabwire, Susan Stuber, Thad A Howard, Kathryn McElhinney, Banu Aygun, Teresa Latham, Brígida Santos, Léon Tshilolo, Russell E Ware
Despite its well-described safety and efficacy in the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA) in high-income settings, hydroxyurea remains largely unavailable in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 75% of annual SCA births occur and many comorbidities exist. Realizing Effectiveness Across Continents with Hydroxyurea (REACH, ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01966731) is a prospective, Phase I/II open-label trial of hydroxyurea designed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and benefits of hydroxyurea treatment for children with SCA in four sub-Saharan African countries...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317385/development-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-personalized-blood-glucose-prediction-system-for-patients-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Evgenii Pustozerov, Polina Popova, Aleksandra Tkachuk, Yana Bolotko, Zafar Yuldashev, Elena Grineva
BACKGROUND: Personalized blood glucose (BG) prediction for diabetes patients is an important goal that is pursued by many researchers worldwide. Despite many proposals, only a few projects are dedicated to the development of complete recommender system infrastructures that incorporate BG prediction algorithms for diabetes patients. The development and implementation of such a system aided by mobile technology is of particular interest to patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), especially considering the significant importance of quickly achieving adequate BG control for these patients in a short period (ie, during pregnancy) and a typically higher acceptance rate for mobile health (mHealth) solutions for short- to midterm usage...
January 9, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316014/effects-of-daytime-versus-night-time-cesarean-deliveries-on-stage-ii-lactogenesis
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Gülşah İlhan, Fatma V Atmaca, Ayşenur Çümen, Ali G Zebitay, Emre S Güngör, Ayşe F G Karasu
AIM: The circadian timing system has a rhythm and one of the roles of this system is the mediation of hormonal and metabolic adaptations to lactation. This study was conducted to determine whether the time to stage II lactogenesis differed in women who underwent cesarean section (CS) in the daytime (DT) or night-time (NT). METHODS: This study was conducted at Süleymaniye Research and Education Hospital between June and December 2016. Two hundred and eighty-eight mothers who had a cesarean delivery and their healthy singleton neonates were included...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305933/effects-of-weight-loss-medications-on-cardiometabolic-risk-profiles-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Rohan Khera, Ambarish Pandey, Apoorva K Chandar, Mohammad H Murad, Larry J Prokop, Ian J Neeland, Jarett Berry, Michael Camilleri, Siddharth Singh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis to evaluate the overall and comparative effects of weight-loss medications, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term use, on cardiometabolic risk profiles of obese adults. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review through February 28, 2017 to identify randomized clinical trials of the effects of FDA-approved weight loss medications (orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide), administered to obese adults for 1 year or more, compared with placebo or another active agent...
January 3, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304942/conducting-a-discrete-choice-experiment-study-following-recommendations-for-good-research-practices-an-application-for-eliciting-patient-preferences-for-diabetes-treatments
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Ellen M Janssen, A Brett Hauber, John F P Bridges
OBJECTIVES: To consolidate and illustrate good research practices in health care to the application and reporting of a study measuring patient preferences for type 2 diabetes mellitus medications, given recent methodological advances in stated-preference methods. METHODS: The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research good research practices and other recommendations were used to conduct a discrete-choice experiment. Members of a US online panel with type 2 diabetes mellitus completed a Web-enabled, self-administered survey that elicited choices between treatment pairs with six attributes at three possible levels each...
January 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303065/clinical-research-of-combined-intravenous-administration-and-topical-application-of-tranexamic-acid-to-a-surgical-wound-during-posterior-lumbar-fusion
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Yufu Ou, Jianxun Wei, Rongzhu Li, Bin Liang, Dezan Qiu, Minke Wei, Xiaoping Mu, Zhuhai Li
BACKGROUND: The safety and effectiveness of combined intravenous and topical administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) on the reduction of blood loss in patients undergoing posterior lumbar fusion are not yet clear. The study aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the combined intravenous and topical administration of TXA on the reduction of blood loss in patients undergoing posterior lumbar fusion. METHOD: One hundred and eighteen patients who underwent double-segment posterior lumbar decompression and fusion from February 2014 to May 2016 in our hospital were retrospectively reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302374/using-quality-of-life-scales-with-nutritional-relevance-after-gastrectomy-a-challenge-for-providing-personalized-treatment
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Seung Soo Lee, Wansik Yu, Ho Young Chung, Oh Kyoung Kwon, Won Kee Lee
Purpose: This study evaluated the changes in nutritional status based on quality of life (QoL) item-level analysis to determine whether individual QoL responses might facilitate personal clinical impact. Materials and Methods: This study retrospectively evaluated QoL data obtained by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (QLQ-C30) and Quality of Life Questionnaire-Stomach (QLQ-STO22) as well as metabolic-nutritional data obtained by bioelectrical impedance analysis and blood tests...
December 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286160/identification-and-characterization-of-epitopes-from-influenza-a-virus-hemagglutinin-that-induce-broadly-cross-reactive-antibodies
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Yuan Li, Hanyu Hu, Zongli Qi, Jingying Sun, Yan Li, Qing Feng, Chunyan Guo, Haifang Wang, Penghua Zhao, Yang Liu, Xiangrong Zhao, Guanghua Wang, Hai Zhang, Libin Liu, Jun Hu
Influenza is the most common infectious disease and is caused by influenza A virus (IAV) infection. Hemagglutinin (HA) is an important viral protein of influenza A and is a major component of current IAV vaccines. The side effects associated with IAV vaccination are well studied; however, the HA‑induced immunopathological changes have remained largely elusive. The primary objective of the present study was to determine the tissue cross‑reactive epitopes of HA proteins. Monoclonal antibodies (McAbs) were generated according to traditional methods using purified HA proteins from influenza vaccine lysates...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278632/influence-of-the-type-of-plateletpheresis-on-the-value-of-corpuscular-elements-in-the-blood-donors
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Elvedin Landžo, Josip Petrović, Maja Karin, Ivan Tomić, Danijel Pravdić
INTRODUCTION: During the plateletpheresis procedure the number of trombocites in the donor's blood significantly decreases, and the levels of the other components of blood as hematocrit, hemoglobin, and leukocyte diminish as well. Influence of the type of procedure DN-CFCS and SN-ICFS it is one of the factors that affects the decrease of the levels of HCT, Hgb and WBC. In this study, our goal was to see the difference in the value of HCT, Hgb, WBC, and platelets after the plateletfphresis process between DN-CFCS and SN-IFCS on the same cell separator - Fenval AMICUS...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273525/probing-the-interaction-of-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticles-with-blood-system-by-biophysical-docking-cellular-and-molecular-studies
#18
Babak Abbaszadeh Asl, Leila Mogharizadeh, Niloofar Khomjani, Behnam Rasti, Seyed Pouyan Pishva, Keivan Akhtari, Farnoosh Attar, Mojtaba Falahati
Human exposure to nanoparticles (NPs) is inevitable as NPs become more widely applied and, as a result, nanotoxicology study is now gaining attention. Herein, the interaction of zero valent iron NPs (ZVFe-NPs) with human hemoglobin (Hb) was evaluated using a variety of techniques including fluorescence spectroscopy, far circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy as well as docking study. Also, the cytotoxicity of ZVFe-NPs on the human lymphocyte cell line as a model of blood system cell line was investigated by 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), acridine orange/ethidium bromide (AO/EB) staining, flow cytometry, and real-time PCR assays...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261547/intravenous-iron-for-treatment-of-anemia-in-the-3-perisurgical-phases-a-review-and-analysis-of-the-current-literature
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Frank Peters, Ines Ellermann, Andrea U Steinbicker
Anemia is a common comorbidity throughout the entire hospital stay. Treatment options include intravenous (IV) iron, oral iron, erythropoietin, and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. IV iron has gained in popularity with the implementation of patient blood management programs. A variety of studies have been performed to investigate the use of IV iron in preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative settings. An objective review on these studies has yet to be performed. The current narrative review provides an overview of trials investigating IV iron use in the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative settings...
December 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260399/stigma-perceived-and-experienced-by-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-linguistic-adaptation-and-psychometric-validation-of-the-danish-version-of-the-type-1-diabetes-stigma-assessment-scale-dsas-1-dk
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Ulla Møller Hansen, Ingrid Willaing, Adriana D Ventura, Kasper Olesen, Jane Speight, Jessica L Browne
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to (a) culturally and linguistically adapt the Type 1 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-1) from English (for Australia) into Danish and (b) examine psychometric properties of the measure among Danish adults with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: We performed a forward-backward translation, face validity interviews with experts and cognitive debriefing of the Danish version (DSAS-1 DK) with ten adults from the target group. The DSAS-1 DK was then completed by 1594 adults with type 1 diabetes...
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