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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225996/effect-of-diacerein-as-an-add-on-to-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-inadequate-glycemic-control
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Miriam Méndez-Del Villar, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Rafael O Preciado-Márquez, Manuel González-Ortiz
Objective: To evaluate the effect of diacerein as an add-on to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and inadequate glycemic control. Materials and methods: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out on 12 patients with T2DM and inadequate glycemic control [glycated hemoglobin A1c (A1C) ≥ 7%] with metformin as monotherapy (≥ 1500 mg per day) for at least the previous 90 days. Fasting and postprandial glucose were measured before and after the pharmacological intervention...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222668/hematological-parameters-during-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-as-potential-prognosticators-in-patients-with-stage-iib-cervical-cancer
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Oyeon Cho, O Kyu Noh, Young-Taek Oh, Suk-Joon Chang, Hee-Sug Ryu, Eun Ju Lee, Mison Chun
We hypothesized that hemoglobin levels, absolute neutrophil count, and absolute lymphocyte count were associated with radiotherapy response and cancer progression and that they might reflect tumor repopulation during concurrent chemoradiotherapy. This study aimed to investigate these hematological parameters as prognosticators of cervical cancer. We analyzed 105 stage IIB cervical cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy, using log-rank tests and multivariate analyses. Hazard ratios were calculated weekly to evaluate changes in hemoglobin, absolute neutrophil count, and absolute lymphocyte count that were associated with disease-specific survival...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221266/body-mass-index-and-the-association-with-vaso-occlusive-crises-in-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease
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Andrea Zivot, Nataly Apollonsky, Edward Gracely, Deepti Raybagkar
BACKGROUND: Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) historically have been underweight and have poor overall growth. Recent studies have demonstrated a trend toward obesity in pediatric SCD populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through retrospective chart review of patients with SCD followed at our center, we collected patient's data, including body mass index (BMI), weight percentiles, sickle cell genotype, baseline hemoglobin, medical and psychiatric comorbidities, 25-hydroxy vitamin D level, treatment with hydroxyurea, and chronic transfusions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221197/physical-activity-and-cognitive-function-among-older-adults-with-hypertension
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Emily Frith, Paul D Loprinzi
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the specific association between physical activity and cognitive function among a national sample of the broader US adult population with evidence of systemic hypertension. METHODS: Data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used to identify 1554 older adults, aged 60-85 years, with evidence of hypertension. The Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST) was used to assess cognitive function tasks of pairing and free recall among participants...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220976/evaluation-of-a-new-hemoglobin-a1c-analyzer-for-point-of-care-testing
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Rui Zhou, Wei Wang, Zhi-Xin Song, Qing Tong, Qing-Tao Wang
BACKGROUND: There has been an increasing desire for the use of point-of-care testing (POCT) by both primary care clinicians and patients. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of a new POCT analyzer for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing. METHODS: We assessed the accuracy, precision, and linearity of the POCT HbA1c analyzer (A1C EZ 2.0) with the Tosoh G8 Analyzer as comparative instrument, following the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) protocols...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219621/topical-application-of-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-during-cesarean-section-for-placenta-previa
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Birgit Tbg Schjoldager, Emmeli Mikkelsen, Malene R Lykke, Jørgen Præst, Anne-Mette Hvas, Lars Heslet, Niels J Secher, Jannie D Salvig, Niels Uldbjerg
BACKGROUND: During cesarean delivery in patients with placenta previa, hemorrhaging after removal of the placenta is often challenging. In this condition, the extraordinarily high concentration of tissue factor at the placenta site may constitute a principal of treatment as it activates coagulation very effectively. The presumption, however, is that tissue factor is bound to activated factor VII (FVIIa). OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that topical application of recombinant FVIIa (rFVIIa) at the placenta site reduces the bleeding without affecting the intravascular coagulation...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219141/-significance-of-bacteria-detection-with-filter-paper-method-on-diagnosis-of-diabetic-foot-wound-infection
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X H Zou, Y P Zhu, G Q Ren, G C Li, J Zhang, L J Zou, Z B Feng, B H Li
Objective: To evaluate the significance of bacteria detection with filter paper method on diagnosis of diabetic foot wound infection. Methods: Eighteen patients with diabetic foot ulcer conforming to the study criteria were hospitalized in Liyuan Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology from July 2014 to July 2015. Diabetic foot ulcer wounds were classified according to the University of Texas diabetic foot classification (hereinafter referred to as Texas grade) system, and general condition of patients with wounds in different Texas grade was compared...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218013/effects-of-hemolysis-and-lipemia-interference-on-kaolin-activated-thromboelastography-and-comparison-with-conventional-coagulation-tests
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Ning Tang, Xi Jin, Ziyong Sun, Cui Jian
The effects of hemolysis and lipemia on thromboelastography (TEG) analysis have been scarcely evaluated in human samples, and neglected in clinical practice. We aimed to investigate the effects of in vitro mechanical hemolysis and lipemia on TEG analysis and conventional coagulation tests. Twenty-four healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Besides the controls, three groups with slight, moderate and severe mechanical hemolysis were constituted according to free hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations of 0.5-1...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217658/pain-management-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-efficacy-of-a-multimodal-opiate-free-protocol
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Gian Luigi Canata, Valentina Casale, Alfredo Chiey
PURPOSE: this study was conducted to identify the most effective method of postoperative pain management, comparing the intravenous opiate infusion protocol with the use of a single periarticular local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery. METHODS: 50 patients submitted to TKA surgery between 2013 and 2015 were divided into two groups. Buprenorphine was administered intravenously to the patients in Group A, while the Group B patients received a single periarticular LAI (ropivacaine and ketorolac) during surgery...
October 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217656/use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Francesco Marra, Federica Rosso, Matteo Bruzzone, Davide Edoardo Bonasia, Federico Dettoni, Roberto Rossi
PURPOSE: different strategies have been developed to reduce blood loss in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The efficacy of both systemic and local tranexamic acid (TXA) administration is demonstrated in the literature. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of systemic, local and combined (systemic + local) administration of TXA in reducing blood loss after TKA. METHODS: we enrolled all patients submitted to a primary TKA in our department between November 2014 and August 2015...
October 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217599/glycosylated-hemoglobin-values-in-nondiabetic-pregnant-women-in-the-third-trimester-and-adverse-fetal-outcomes-an-observational-study
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P Shobha, Sherly Mathen, Joison Abraham
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to estimate the level of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) for a safe fetal outcome and to estimate the relation between this level and various adverse fetal outcomes. Materials and. METHODOLOGY: Primigravidas who are diagnosed as not having gestational diabetes mellitus as per the glucose challenge test done at 24 weeks with a cutoff value up to 140 mg/dl are followed up at 30-34 weeks for the estimation of HbA1c in the blood and further till the time of delivery and postnatal period for the fetal outcomes...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217598/five-year-comparison-of-diabetic-control-between-community-diabetic-center-and-primary-health-care-centers
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Mazen S Ferwana, Abdulaziz Alshamlan, Wedad Al Madani, Bader Al Khateeb, Amen Bawazir
CONTEXT: Hyperglycemia is the most important factor for development of complications. A high level of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is linked with such complications of diabetes. AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare diabetic care between community diabetic center (CDC) and primary health centers. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard Health Affairs at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217520/elevated-glycated-hemoglobin-predicts-macrosomia-among-asian-indian-pregnant-women-wings-9
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Balaji Bhavadharini, Manni Mohanraj Mahalakshmi, Mohan Deepa, Ranjani Harish, Belma Malanda, Arivudainambi Kayal, Anne Belton, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Unnikrishnan Ranjit, Ram Uma, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Viswanathan Mohan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the optimal glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) cut point for diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to evaluate the usefulness of HbA1c as a prognostic indicator for adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: HbA1c estimations were carried out in 1459 pregnant women attending antenatal care centers in urban and rural Tamil Nadu in South India. An oral glucose tolerance test was carried out using 75 g anhydrous glucose, and GDM was diagnosed using the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215946/reliability-and-utility-of-the-surprise-question-in-ckd-stages-4-to-5
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Andrei D Javier, Rocio Figueroa, Edward D Siew, Huzaifah Salat, Jennifer Morse, Thomas G Stewart, Rakesh Malhotra, Manisha Jhamb, Jane O Schell, Cesar Y Cardona, Cathy A Maxwell, T Alp Ikizler, Khaled Abdel-Kader
BACKGROUND: Prognostic uncertainty is one barrier to engaging in goals-of-care discussions in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The surprise question ("Would you be surprised if this patient died in the next 12 months?") is a tool to assist in prognostication. However, it has not been studied in non-dialysis-dependent CKD and its reliability is unknown. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 388 patients at least 60 years of age with non-dialysis-dependent CKD stages 4 to 5 who were seen at an outpatient nephrology clinic...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214256/is-there-a-threshold-value-of-hemoglobin-a1c-that-predicts-risk-of-infection-following-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Jourdan M Cancienne, Brian C Werner, James A Browne
BACKGROUND: There remains little evidence to support a perioperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level that could serve as a threshold for a significantly increased risk of deep postoperative infection in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) following total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: A national administrative database was queried for patients who underwent primary THA with DM. Patients with an HbA1c level within 3 months of surgery were identified and were stratified based on HbA1c level in 0...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213976/enhancement-of-%C3%AE-globin-gene-expression-in-thalassemic-ivs2-654-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-erythroid-cells-by-modified-u7-snrna
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Phetcharat Phanthong, Suparerk Borwornpinyo, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Natee Jearawiriyapaisarn, Lalana Nuntakarn, Jirawat Saetan, Tiwaporn Nualkaew, Khanit Sa-Ngiamsuntorn, Usanarat Anurathapan, Andras Dinnyes, Yindee Kitiyanant, Suradej Hongeng
The therapeutic use of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is emerging as a potential treatment of β-thalassemia. Ideally, patient-specific iPSCs would be genetically corrected by various approaches to treat β-thalassemia including lentiviral gene transfer, lentivirus-delivered shRNA, and gene editing. These corrected iPSCs would be subsequently differentiated into hematopoietic stem cells and transplanted back into the same patient. In this article, we present a proof of principle study for disease modeling and screening using iPSCs to test the potential use of the modified U7 small nuclear (sn) RNA to correct a splice defect in IVS2-654 β-thalassemia...
February 18, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212470/-prediabetes-as-a-riskmarker-for-stress-induced-hyperglycemia-in-critically-ill-adults
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Diego Jesús García-Gallegos, Eliseo Luis-López
BACKGROUND: It is not known if patients with prediabetes, a subgroup of non-diabetic patients that usually present hyperinsulinemia, have higher risk to present stress-induced hyperglycemia. The objective was to determine if prediabetes is a risk marker to present stress-induced hyperglycemia. METHODS: Analytic, observational, prospective cohort study of non-diabetic critically ill patients of a third level hospital. We determined plasmatic glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at admission to diagnose stress-induced hyperglycemia (glucose ≥ 140 mg/dL) and prediabetes (HbA1c between 5...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210086/prognostic-factors-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-gastric-fundal-variceal-bleeding
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Keishi Komori, Masaru Kubokawa, Eikichi Ihara, Kazuya Akahoshi, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Kenta Motomura, Akihide Masumoto
AIM: To determine the prognostic factors associated with mortality in patients with gastric fundal variceal (GFV) bleeding. METHODS: In total, 42 patients were endoscopically diagnosed with GFV bleeding from January 2000 to March 2014. We retrospectively reviewed the patients' medical records and assessed their history, etiology of liver cirrhosis, disease conditions, treatment options for GFV bleeding, medications administered before and after onset of GFV bleeding, blood test results (hemoglobin, albumin, and bilirubin concentrations), and imaging results (including computed tomography and abdominal ultrasonography)...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203340/the-relationship-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-henoch-schonlein-purpura
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Ozlem Bostan Gayret, Meltem Erol, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroglu
OBJECTIVES: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is the most widespread systemic vasculitis during childhood. Gastrointestinal tract retention and gastrointestinal bleeding are among its major complications. Neutrophil-Lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are indicators related to inflammatory diseases. This study evaluated the relationship between NLR or PLR and gastrointestinal bleeding in HSP. METHODS: The study consisted of 119 patients and 40 healthy children in the same age group...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198349/impact-of-itpa-gene-polymorphisms-on-the-risk-of-ribavirin-induced-haemolytic-anaemia-using-interferon-free-antivirals-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Isabella Esposito, Laura Benítez-Gutiérrez, Ana Treviño, Ana Arias, Maria Jesus Citores, Silvia Requena, Vicente Soriano, Valentín Cuervas-Mons, Carmen de Mendoza
BACKGROUND: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at the ITPA gene are associated with hemolytic anemia in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with peginterferon-ribavirin (RBV). Information in patients treated with interferon-free, direct-acting antivirals (DAA) is scarce. METHODS: Median hemoglobin (Hb) levels were compared at baseline and at week 4, when ribavirin concentration achieves steady state, in all consecutive chronic hepatitis C patients treated with oral DAA plus RBV at our clinic...
February 15, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
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