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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433518/efficacy-of-tranexamic-acid-on-side-effects-of-rhinoplasty-a%C3%A2-randomized-double-blind-study
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Mohammad Ali Ghavimi, Koroush Taheri Talesh, Arezoo Ghoreishizadeh, Mir Amir Chavoshzadeh, Ali Zarandi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this randomized double-blind study was to evaluate the efficacy of Tranexamic acid (TXA) on intraoperative bleeding, postoperative eyelid edema, and postoperative periorbital ecchymosis in rhinoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty rhinoplasty patients who needed hump reduction and lateral osteotomy were included and then randomly assigned into two groups. In the intervention group (n = 30), 10 mg/kg of TXA was administered prior to the operation and in the control group, the patients were given 20 mL of normal saline...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428167/developing-a-patient-centered-mhealth-app-a-tool-for-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-and-their-parents
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Bree E Holtz, Katharine M Murray, Denise D Hershey, Julie K Dunneback, Shelia R Cotten, Amanda J Holmstrom, Arpita Vyas, Molly K Kaiser, Michael A Wood
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) afflicts approximately 154,000 people under 20 years of age. Three-quarters of adolescents are not achieving glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) targets, which leads to negative health outcomes. Mobile health (mHealth), the use of technology in health, has been used successfully to improve health in many chronic conditions, including diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to use patient-centered research methods to inform and improve the design and functionality of our T1D app, MyT1DHero, and to provide insight for others who are designing a health app for adolescents and parents...
April 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427477/plasma-chitotriosidase-activity-versus-ccl18-level-for-assessing-type-i-gaucher-disease-severity-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Tatiana Raskovalova, Patrick B Deegan, Ruby Yang, Elena Pavlova, Jérome Stirnemann, José Labarère, Ari Zimran, Pramod K Mistry, Marc Berger
BACKGROUND: Gaucher disease (GD) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficiency in acid beta-glucosidase. GD exhibits a wide clinical spectrum of disease severity with an unpredictable natural course. Plasma chitotriosidase activity and CC chemokine ligand 18 (CCL18) have been exchangeably used for monitoring GD activity and response to enzyme replacement therapy in conjunction with clinical assessment. Yet, a large-scale head-to-head comparison of these two biomarkers is currently lacking...
April 20, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423305/frequency-of-evidence-based-screening-for-retinopathy-in-type-1-diabetes
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Background In patients who have had type 1 diabetes for 5 years, current recommendations regarding screening for diabetic retinopathy include annual dilated retinal examinations to detect proliferative retinopathy or clinically significant macular edema, both of which require timely intervention to preserve vision. During 30 years of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and its longitudinal follow-up Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) study, retinal photography was performed at intervals of 6 months to 4 years...
April 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420619/analysis-of-variants-in-upstream-open-reading-frames-of-human-globin-related-genes
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Ye Yuhua, Zhang Qianqian, Zhong Jianmei, Li Yihong, Zhang Li, Yu Qiuxia, Xu Xiangmin
β-thalassemia is an autosomal recessive monogenic disease that is caused by defects in the production of β-like globin chains. Activation of γ-globin gene and the increase in fetal hemoglobin expression have been demonstrated as one of the most important factors to ameliorate the clinical outcome of β-thalassemia patients. In this study, 202 genes or miRNAs associated with human hemoglobin gene expression from 1802 β-thalassemia patients were analyzed with target capture and next generation sequencing strategies in terms of functional variants that might affect hemoglobin gene expression...
March 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417438/examining-the-support-peer-supporters-provide-using-structural-equation-modeling-nondirective-and-directive-support-in-diabetes-management
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Sarah D Kowitt, Guadalupe X Ayala, Andrea L Cherrington, Lucy A Horton, Monika M Safford, Sandra Soto, Tricia S Tang, Edwin B Fisher
BACKGROUND: Little research has examined the characteristics of peer support. Pertinent to such examination may be characteristics such as the distinction between nondirective support (accepting recipients' feelings and cooperative with their plans) and directive (prescribing "correct" choices and feelings). PURPOSE: In a peer support program for individuals with diabetes, this study examined (a) whether the distinction between nondirective and directive support was reflected in participants' ratings of support provided by peer supporters and (b) how nondirective and directive support were related to depressive symptoms, diabetes distress, and Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
April 17, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414758/early-dialysis-initiation-does-not-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-elderly-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Jae Yoon Park, Kyung Don Yoo, Yong Chul Kim, Dong Ki Kim, Kwon Wook Joo, Shin-Wook Kang, Chul Woo Yang, Nam-Ho Kim, Yong-Lim Kim, Chun-Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Jung Pyo Lee
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for initiating dialysis in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is controversial, especially in the elderly. METHODS: 665 patients ≥65 years old who began dialysis from August 2008 to February 2015 were prospectively enrolled in the Clinical Research Center for End-Stage Renal Disease cohort study. Participants were divided into 2 groups based on the median estimated glomerular filtration rate at the initiation of dialysis. Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to compare the overall survival rate, cardiovascular events, Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form 36 (KDQOL-36) results, Karnofsky performance scale values, Beck's depression inventory values, and subjective global assessments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405343/role-of-depression-in-diabetes-management-in-an-ethnic-minority-population-a-case-of-korean-americans-with-type-2-diabetes
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Miyong To Kim, Kim Byeng Kim, Jisook Ko, Yuri Jang, David Levine, Hochang Benjamin Lee
BACKGROUND: Comorbid depression and diabetes mellitus (DM) compound challenges to disease management such as low health literacy, insufficient access to care, and social or linguistic isolation. Korean Americans (KAs), predominantly first-generation immigrants, suffer from a high prevalence of type 2 DM and depression. Limited research on KAs has prevented the development of effective interventions. OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of depression in KAs with DM and all Americans with/without DM, and to explore correlates of comorbid DM and depression and strategies to address KAs' DM and depression...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403600/blood-platelet-activity-in-men-with-vasculogenic-erectile-dysfunction
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Zeki Bayraktar, Selami Albayrak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the platelet activity in patients with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The total blood count, including hemoglobin (Hgb), white blood cell (WBC), red blood cell (RBC), platelet (PLT) and mean platelet volume (MPV) parameters were measured in the patient (n = 70) and control groups (n = 50). RESULTS: The average age was 48.1 ± 11.7 and 47.6 ± 12.3 in the patient and control groups (p = 0...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399133/establishment-of-reference-intervals-during-normal-pregnancy-through-six-months-postpartum-in-western-kenya
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Collins Odhiambo, Paul Omolo, Boaz Oyaro, John Williamson, John Kinuthia, Daniel Matemo, Alison Drake, Grace John-Stewart, Clement Zeh
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is associated with changes in hematological and biochemistry values, yet there are no African reference intervals for clinical management of pregnant women. We sought to 1) develop laboratory reference intervals during pregnancy and up to 24 weeks postpartum and 2) determine the proportion of women in a previous clinical trial who would be misclassified as having out-of-range values using reference intervals from a United States (U.S.) population. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This was a longitudinal sub-study of 120 clinically healthy, HIV-uninfected, self-selected pregnant women seeking antenatal care services at either of two public hospitals in western Kenya...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397334/a-nurse-led-education-and-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-based-intervention-among-adults-with-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lisa C Whitehead, Marie T Crowe, Janet D Carter, Virginia R Maskill, Dave Carlyle, Carol Bugge, Chris M A Frampton
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Diabetes mellitus is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and escalating health care costs. Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of glycaemic control in delaying the onset, and decreasing the incidence, of both the short-term and long-term complications of diabetes. Although glycaemic control is difficult to achieve and challenging to maintain, it is key to reducing negative disease outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether a nurse-led educational intervention alone or a nurse-led intervention using education and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) was effective in reducing hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c ) in people living with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes compared to usual care...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393341/-effects-of-nurse-led-team-management-on-type-2-diabetes-patients-in-the-community
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Yun-Xia Ni, Su-Zhen Liu, Ji-Ping Li, Yong-Shu Diao, Ting Dong, Lin Tao
BACKGROUND: Managing increasing numbers of diabetic patients is placing increasing pressure on healthcare providers, especially general practitioners, who usually serve in multiple roles. This situation has caused generally poor results in terms of diabetes management. However, community nurses in some countries have successfully and effectively controlled chronic diseases among their patients. Therefore, the effects of nurse-led management is worth further exploration in order to better understand and promote this mode of care...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388723/high-sclerostin-and-dickkopf-1-dkk-1-serum-levels-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Maria Felicia Faienza, Annamaria Ventura, Maurizio Delvecchio, Anna Fusillo, Laura Piacente, Gabriella Aceto, Graziana Colaianni, Silvia Colucci, Luciano Cavallo, Maria Grano, Giacomina Brunetti
Context: Childhood type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is associated with decreased bone mass. Sclerostin and dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) are Wnt inhibitors that regulate bone formation. Objective: To evaluate sclerostin and DKK-1 levels in T1DM children and to analyze the influence of glycemic control on bone health. Design and setting: Cross-sectional study conducted at a clinical research center. Participants: One hundred and six T1DM subjects (12...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381875/masked-uncontrolled-hypertension-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Wenjin Liu, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Xiurong Li, Jianmei Zhou, Chaoqing Gao, Hong Chu, Wei Fan, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
Masked uncontrolled hypertension (MUCH) has been proven to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk in the general population. We performed the current analysis to determine its prevalence in dialysis patients and its association with pulse wave velocity (PWV). From 368 participants of another cohort study, we selected 145 subjects with controlled predialysis blood pressure (BP). All subjects underwent ambulatory BP monitoring and PWV measurement. MUCH was defined as controlled predialysis BP with daytime BP⩾135/85 mm Hg (definition-1); total ambulatory BP⩾130/80 mm Hg (definition-2); and either daytime BP⩾135/85 mm Hg or nighttime BP⩾120/70 mm Hg (definition-3)...
April 6, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381223/prevalence-perception-and-factors-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-among-the-adult-population-in-central-vietnam-a-population-based-cross-sectional-seroepidemiological-survey
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Masami Miyakawa, Takayuki Shimizu, Nguyen Van Dat, Phung Thanh, Pham Thi Phuong Thuy, Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, Nguyen Huu Chau, Yumi Matsushita, Hiroshi Kajio, Vien Quang Mai, Masahiko Hachiya
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has rapidly become a major public health concern in Vietnam. Although the prevalence of DM has been studied in northern and southern Vietnam, little data are available for the central region. Therefore, the aims of this survey were to estimate the prevalence of DM and to identify the perception of and factors associated with DM among the adult population in central Vietnam. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, population-based survey in Khánh Hòa Province, Vietnam in December 2014 using three-stage cluster sampling and probability proportional to size sampling in line with the World Health Organization STEPwise approach...
April 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378211/intra-articular-versus-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-application-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bobin Mi, Guohui Liu, Wu Zhou, Huijuan Lv, Yi Liu, Kun Zha, Qipeng Wu, Jing Liu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the blood loss and complications of intra-articular (IA) with intravenous (IV) tranexamic acid (TXA) for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: A comprehensive search of studies was conducted to identify related articles in Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane central Register of Controlled Trials, springerLink, OVID and the Research published from January 1980 to September 2016. All studies that compared IA TXA with IV TXA application on TKA were included...
April 4, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377717/biomarkers-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-in-treated-cancer-patients-potential-predisposition-and-risk-factors
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Hélène Castel, Angeline Denouel, Marie Lange, Marie-Christine Tonon, Martine Dubois, Florence Joly
Purpose: Cognitive impairment in cancer patients induced, at least in part, by treatment are frequently observed and likely have negative impacts on patient quality of life. Such cognitive dysfunctions can affect attention, executive functions, and memory and processing speed, can persist after treatment, and their exact causes remain unclear. The aim of this review was to create an inventory and analysis of clinical studies evaluating biological markers and risk factors for cognitive decline in cancer patients before, during, or after therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376228/association-between-colorectal-cancer-mortality-and-gradient-fecal-hemoglobin-concentration-in-colonoscopy-noncompliers
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Yi-Chia Lee, Sam Li-Sheng Chen, Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Sherry Yueh-Hsia Chiu, Jean Ching-Yuan Fann, Shu-Lin Chuang, Tsung-Hsien Chiang, Chu-Kuang Chou, Han-Mo Chiu, Ming-Shiang Wu, Chien-Yuan Wu, Shu-Li Chia, Shu-Ti Chiou, Hsiu-Hsi Chen
Background: To what extent the risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) death among noncompliers of colonoscopy is elevated following positive fecal immunological testing and whether the elevated risk varies with the fecal hemoglobin concentration (f-Hb) and location of CRC have not been researched. Methods: We used data on 59 389 individuals (4.0%) among 1 489 937 Taiwanese screenees age 50 to 69 years with f-Hb 20 μg hemoglobin or more per gram of feces from 2004 to 2009...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373033/the-influence-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-on-glycemic-control-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-a-meta-analysis
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Juan C Gómez-Izquierdo, Oriana Hoi Yun Yu
OBJECTIVES: Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) have shown antihyperglycemic effects by stimulating insulin secretion. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of PPIs on glucose metabolism in general and any potential antidiabetes effects in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane and PubMed. Studies using PPIs as interventions and reporting glucose levels, glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels and insulin levels were selected...
March 31, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
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