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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329671/trends-of-skin-cancer-incidence-following-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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Sarah T Arron
BackgroundSkin cancer is the most common malignancy occurring after organ transplantation. Although previous research has reported an increased risk of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients (OTR), no study has estimated the post-transplant population-based incidence in the US. The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and evaluate the predictors of post-transplant skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma (MM), and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in a cohort of US OTR receiving a primary transplant in 2003 or 2008...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329630/body-mass-index-height-and-early-onset-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-case-control-study
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Yanchang Zhang, Brenda Cartmel, Courtney C Choy, Annette M Molinaro, David J Leffell, Allen E Bale, Susan T Mayne, Leah M Ferucci
BackgroundBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy in the US. Body mass index (BMI) and height have been associated with a variety of cancer types, yet the evidence regarding BCC is limited. Therefore, we evaluated BMI and height in relation to early- onset BCC and explored the potential role of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure as well as estrogen-related exposures in the BMI-BCC relationship.MethodsBCC cases (n=377) diagnosed under age 40 were identified through a central dermatopathology facility in Connecticut...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329388/healthcare-claims-data-an-underutilized-tool-for-pediatric-outpatient-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Joshua R Watson, Ling Wang, Jennifer Klima, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Sean Gleeson, Kelly Kelleher, Preeti Jaggi
Background: Healthcare claims are under-utilized to identify factors associated with high outpatient antibiotic use. Methods: We evaluated ambulatory encounter claims of Medicaid-insured children in 34 Ohio counties in 2014. 1) Rates of total antibiotic and azithromycin prescriptions dispensed were determined by county of patient residence. 2) Standardized treatment rates by county were estimated for uncomplicated upper respiratory tract encounters (acute otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, presumed viral infection) after adjusting for patient age and encounter provider type...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329294/coronary-revascularization-vs-medical-therapy-following-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-patients-with-low-intermediate-and-high-risk-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-confirm-long-term-registry
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Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Fay Y Lin, Heidi Gransar, Daniel Berman, Tracy Callister, Augustin DeLago, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Mouaz Al-Mallah, Matthew Budoff, Philipp Kaufmann, Stephan Achenbach, Gilbert Raff, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Todd Villines, Yong-Jin Kim, Jonathon Leipsic, Gudrun Feuchtner, Ronen Rubinshtein, Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Hugo Marques, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Benjamin J W Chow, Ricardo C Cury, Allison Dunning, Leslee Shaw, James K Min
Aims: To identify the effect of early revascularization on 5-year survival in patients with CAD diagnosed by coronary-computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). Methods and results: We examined 5544 stable patients with suspected CAD undergoing CCTA who were followed a median of 5.5 years in a large international registry. Patients were categorized as having low-, intermediate-, or high-risk CAD based on CCTA findings. Two treatment groups were defined: early revascularization within 90 days of CCTA (n = 1171) and medical therapy (n = 4373)...
March 16, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328715/evaluating-injury-risk-and-gender-performance-on-health-and-skill-related-fitness-assessments
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Tyson L Grier, Michelle Canham-Chervak, Timothy T Bushman, Morgan K Anderson, William J North, Bruce H Jones
Grier, TL, Canham-Chervak, M, Bushman, TT, Anderson, MK, North, WJ, and Jones, BH. Evaluating injury risk and gender performance on health- and skill-related fitness assessments. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 971-980, 2017-The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the association of injury risk and gender performance on health- and skill-related fitness assessments. A survey was used to collect personal characteristics and Army Physical Fitness Test scores (2-mile run, push-ups, and sit-ups). Within the same day, 9 physical fitness assessments were performed...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328641/a-formula-for-planning-and-predicting-postoperative-mammoplasty-results
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Mary G Smithson, Sherry S Collawn, Mina S Mousa, Carly M Bramel
PURPOSE: For women with macromastia, reduction mammoplasty is a safe and effective solution to increasing quality of life through alleviating pain and improving aesthetics. This study developed a way to combine a surgeon's view of breast measurement (volume) with a patient's view of breast measurement (distance between nipple and notch, inframammary fold, or midline) to provide patients with a better understanding of expected surgical outcomes after breast reduction with a medial superior pedicle...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327894/statistical-controversies-in-clinical-research-overlap-and-errors-in-the-meta-analyses-of-microrna-genetic-association-studies-in-cancers
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J H Park, M Eisenhut, H J Vliet, J I Shin
Background: : Various errors in the design, conduct, and analysis of medical and public health research studies can produce false results and waste valuable resources. While systematic reviews and meta-analyses are arguably considered the most dependable source of evidence-based medicine, increasing numbers of studies are indicating that, on the contrary to the public's belief, many of these investigations are redundant, erroneous, and even biased. Methods: 94 meta-analyses on microRNA polymorphism and risk of cancer were extracted from Pubmed database on August 2016...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327835/-external-workplace-violence-against-doctors-in-hospital-services-in-lima-metropolitana-peru-2014
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Ximena Tuya-Figueroa, Edward Mezones-Holguin, Eduardo Monge, Ricardo Arones, Milagros Mier, Mercedes Saravia, Jose Torres, Percy Mayta-Tristán
Objectives: . To calculate the frequency and factors associated with external workplace violence (EWV) against doctors in health inpatient services in the metropolitan area of Lima (Spanish: Lima Metropolitana), Peru. Materials and methods: . A cross-sectional analytic study, which included doctors from the Ministry of Health (MINSA), Social Security (EsSalud), and the private subsector, was carried out. The frequency of EWV was measured throughout the entire professional practice during the previous 12 months and during the last month...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327830/-stigma-related-to-hiv-aids-associated-with-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-in-patients-of-a-public-hospital-in-lima-peru-2014
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Jessica Hanae Zafra-Tanaka, Eduardo Ticona-Chavez
Objectives.: To determine the level of stigma related to HIV/AIDS and its association with adherence to antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Materials and methods.: A cross-sectional study that included adult patients which were part of the HAART program during at least 6 months. Stigma was defined as the loss of value of the person infected with HIV according to Berger scale and treatment adherence as the correct consume of medications which were measured with the Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327188/allopurinol-and-the-risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-the-elderly-a-study-using-us-medicare-data
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Jasvinder A Singh, John Cleveland
BACKGROUND: There are no published human studies investigating whether the use of allopurinol, the most commonly used medication for the treatment of hyperuricemia in gout, the most common type of inflammatory arthritis in adults, has any beneficial effects on ventricular electrophysiology. The objective of our study was to assess whether allopurinol use is associated with a reduction in the risk of ventricular arrhythmias (VA). METHODS: We used the 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries from 2006-2012 to examine new allopurinol use and the risk of incident VA...
March 22, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327100/impact-of-a-continuing-medical-education-meeting-on-the-use-and-timing-of-urgent-cancer-referrals-among-general-practitioners-a-before-after-study
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Berit Skjødeberg Toftegaard, Flemming Bro, Alina Zalounina Falborg, Peter Vedsted
BACKGROUND: Detection of cancer in general practice is challenging because symptoms are diverse. Even so-called alarm symptoms have low positive predictive values of cancer. Nevertheless, appropriate referral is crucial. As 85% of cancer patients initiate their cancer diagnostic pathway in general practice, a Continuing Medical Education meeting (CME-M) in early cancer diagnosis was launched in Denmark in 2012. We aimed to investigate the effect of the CME-M on the primary care interval, patient contacts with general practice and use of urgent cancer referrals...
March 21, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327093/continuous-non-invasive-finger-cuff-caretaker%C3%A2-comparable-to-invasive-intra-arterial-pressure-in-patients-undergoing-major-intra-abdominal-surgery
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Irwin Gratz, Edward Deal, Francis Spitz, Martin Baruch, I Elaine Allen, Julia E Seaman, Erin Pukenas, Smith Jean
BACKGROUND: Despite increased interest in non-invasive arterial pressure monitoring, the majority of commercially available technologies have failed to satisfy the limits established for the validation of automatic arterial pressure monitoring by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). According to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 standards, the group-average accuracy and precision are defined as acceptable if bias is not greater than 5 mmHg and standard deviation is not greater than 8 mmHg...
March 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326545/ovulation-monitoring-and-fertility-knowledge-their-relationship-to-fertility-experience-in-a-cross-sectional-study
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Antoinette Righarts, Nigel P Dickson, Lianne Parkin, Wayne R Gillett
BACKGROUND: Various aspects of fertility knowledge, including the timing of the fertile window, have consistently been found to be poor. Limited evidence also suggests ovulation monitoring to time intercourse could be common. However, there have been no studies that compare these two aspects of fertility and women's fertility/infertility experiences. AIM: To examine the frequency of ovulation monitoring and its relationship with fertility knowledge and experience...
March 22, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325799/a-proposal-for-an-out-of-range-glycemic-population-health-safety-measure-for-older-adults-with-diabetes
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Leonard Pogach, Chin-Lin Tseng, Orysya Soroka, Miriam Maney, David Aron
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patient-level glycemic control and facility variation of a proposed out-of-range (OOR) measure (overtreatment [OT] [HbA1c <7% (53 mmol/mol)] or undertreatment [UT] [>9% (75 mmol/mol)]) compared with the standard measure (SM) (HbA1c <8% [64 mmol/mol]) in high-risk older adults. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Veterans Health Administration patients ≥65 years of age in 2012 who were taking antihyperglycemic agents in 2013 were identified...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325221/is-metabolic-dysregulation-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-depressed-women-in-climacteric-treated-with-individualized-homeopathic-medicines-or-fluoxetine-the-homdep-menop-study
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Emma Del Carmen Macías-Cortés, Lidia Llanes-González, Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal, Juan Asbun-Bojalil
BACKGROUND: Climacteric is associated with both depression and metabolic dysregulation. Scarce evidence suggests that metabolic dysregulation may predict poor response to conventional antidepressants. Response to depression treatment has not been studied in homeopathic medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of metabolic disorders in depressed climacteric women treated with homeopathic medicines, fluoxetine or placebo, and if these alterations have any association with response to depression treatment...
February 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324998/prediction-of-the-outcome-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-undergoing-hypothermia-using-eeg-wavelet-entropy
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Hana Moshirvaziri, Nima Ramezan-Arab, Shadnaz Asgari
Cardiac arrest (CA) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Induction of hypothermia has been found to improve the functional recovery of CA patients after resuscitation. However, there is no clear guideline for the clinicians yet to determine the prognosis of the CA when patients are treated with hypothermia. The present work aimed at the development of a prognostic marker for the CA patients undergoing hypothermia. A quantitative measure of the complexity of Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, called wavelet sub-band entropy, was employed to predict the patients' outcomes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324867/blood-glucose-levels-and-glycaemic-burden-in-76-341-patients-attending-primary-care-bittersweet-findings-from-a-9-year-cohort-study
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Melinda J Carrington, Neale Cohen, Joshua F Wiley
AIMS: Diabetes care is principally applied in the primary care setting whereby we examined trends in glycaemic levels and goals and estimated avoidable glycaemic burden. METHODS: We retrieved glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C) results and glucose-lowering prescription records from a patient-based medical database during 2005-2013. There were 275,480 available HbA1C measurements from 76,341 individuals managed by 960 general practitioners from 321 clinics across Australia...
February 27, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323701/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-osteoporotic-compression-fractures
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Tomoyuki Takura, Misako Yoshimatsu, Hiroki Sugimori, Kenji Takizawa, Yoshiyuki Furumatsu, Hirotaka Ikeda, Hiroshi Kato, Yukihisa Ogawa, Shingo Hamaguchi, Atsuko Fujikawa, Toshihiko Satoh, Yasuo Nakajima
STUDY DESIGN: Single-center, single-arm, prospective time-series study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness and improvement in quality of life (QOL) of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PVP is known to relieve back pain and increase QOL for osteoporotic compression fractures. However, the economic value of PVP has never been evaluated in Japan where universal health care system is adopted. METHODS: We prospectively followed up 163 patients with acute vertebral osteoporotic compression fractures, 44 males aged 76...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323471/estimating-the-proportion-of-childhood-cancer-cases-and-costs-attributable-to-the-environment-in-california
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Lauren Nelson, Jhaqueline Valle, Galatea King, Paul K Mills, Maxwell J Richardson, Eric M Roberts, Daniel Smith, Paul English
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the proportion of cases and costs of the most common cancers among children aged 0 to 14 years (leukemia, lymphoma, and brain or central nervous system tumors) that were attributable to preventable environmental pollution in California in 2013. METHODS: We conducted a literature review to identify preventable environmental hazards associated with childhood cancer. We combined risk estimates with California-specific exposure prevalence estimates to calculate hazard-specific environmental attributable fractions (EAFs)...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322573/blood-lead-levels-and-neurodevelopmental-function-in-perinatally-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-in-a-us-based-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Katherine Tassiopoulos, Yanling Huo, Joseph Braun, Paige L Williams, Renee Smith, Ann Aschengrau, Sharon Nichols, Rohan Hazra, William A Meyer, Katherine Knapp, Nagamah S Deygoo, George R Seage Iii
BACKGROUND: While children's exposure to environmental lead in the U.S. has decreased, areas of elevated levels remain. Because lead exposure is a risk factor for developmental delays, it should be considered when studying neurodevelopmental effects of in-utero antiretroviral medication (ARV) exposure in the growing population of perinatally HIV-exposed, uninfected children (PHEU). We compared blood lead levels (BPb) in PHEU children enrolled in the Surveillance Monitoring of ART Toxicities (SMARTT) Study to U...
March 21, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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