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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329897/maternal-labor-delivery-and-perinatal-outcomes-associated-with-placental-abruption-a-systematic-review
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Katheryne L Downes, Katherine L Grantz, Edmond D Shenassa
Objective Risk factors for placental abruption have changed, but there has not been an updated systematic review investigating outcomes. Methods We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, SCOPUS, and CINAHL for publications from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2016. We reviewed English-language publications reporting estimated incidence and/or risk factors for maternal, labor, delivery, and perinatal outcomes associated with abruption. We excluded case studies, conference abstracts, and studies that lacked a referent/comparison group or did not clearly characterize placental abruption...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329458/type-iv-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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James D St Louis, Elizabeth M Turk, Jeffrey P Jacobs, James E O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Mortality associated with correction of type IV total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is generally reported in combination with other anatomic types. The objective of this study is to review surgical outcomes associated with the repair of type IV TAPVC by analyzing a multi-institutional cohort specific for this group. We also analyze patient-specific variables that may contribute to poor operative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC) registry identified patients who underwent repair of type IV TAPVC between 1982 and 2007...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329315/seraphin-haemodynamic-sub-study-the-effect-of-the-dual-endothelin-receptor-antagonist-macitentan-on-haemodynamic-parameters-and-nt-probnp-levels-and-their-association-with-disease-progression-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Nazzareno Galiè, Pavel Jansa, Tomás Pulido, Richard N Channick, Marion Delcroix, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani, Franck-Olivier Le Brun, Sanjay Mehta, Loïc Perchenet, Lewis J Rubin, B K S Sastry, Gérald Simonneau, Olivier Sitbon, Rogério Souza, Adam Torbicki
Aims: The effect of macitentan on haemodynamic parameters and NT-proBNP levels was evaluated in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients in the SERAPHIN study. Association between these parameters and disease progression, assessed by the primary endpoint (time to first morbidity/mortality event), was explored. Methods and results: Of the 742 randomized patients, 187 with right heart catheterization at baseline and month 6 participated in a haemodynamic sub-study...
February 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329274/trichinella-nativa-outbreak-with-rare-thrombotic-complications-associated-with-meat-from-a-black-bear-hunted-in-northern-ontario
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Daniel Dalcin, Dante S Zarlenga, Nicholas C Larter, Eric Hoberg, Daniel A Boucher, Samuel Merrifield, Rachel Lau, Filip Ralevski, Karamjit Cheema, Kevin L Schwartz, Andrea K Boggild
Background: Although trichinellosis is known to cause thrombotic disease, serious thrombotic events are rare and have not been previously associated with Trichinella nativa infection. Methods: Patient interviews and medical chart reviews were conducted on 10 men who became ill following consumption of a common source of black bear meat. Trichinella serology on patient sera as well as PCR and larval identification of the meat samples was conducted. Results: All 10 exposed individuals developed an acute illness clinically compatible with trichinellosis, characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, along with eosinophilia ranging from 0...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328851/survival-outcomes-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-resection-with-postoperative-complications-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Kenneth S H Chok, Millies M Y Chan, Wing Chiu Dai, Albert C Y Chan, Tan To Cheung, Tiffany C L Wong, Wong Hoi She, Chung Mau Lo
Curative resection remains the only hope of cure for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but postoperative complications can have a significant impact on long-term survival. However, only scarce data on such impact can be found in the literature.This retrospective study reviewed the prospectively collected data of patients who underwent primary liver resection for HCC at our hospital during the period from December 1989 to December 2014. Patients with and without postoperative complications were compared. A 1:1 propensity score matching was adopted by matching age, comorbidity, Model of End-stage Liver Disease score, tumor stage, and extent of resection...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328622/quality-of-care-and-outcomes-among-hospitalized-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Geoffrey C Nguyen, Sanjay K Murthy, Brian Bressler, Mindy C W Lam, Ali Alali, Asmae Toumi, Jason Reinglas, Adam Rampersad, Adam V Weizman, Waqqas Afif
BACKGROUND: Half of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require hospitalization. We sought to characterize inpatient quality indicators of care and outcomes during IBD-related hospitalizations at 4 major IBD referral centers in Canada. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study of patients with IBD admitted from 2011 to 2013 to tertiary centers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. We assessed the following inpatient indicators of care: pharmacological venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, Clostridium difficile testing, and medical rescue therapy for steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC)...
March 21, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326557/analysis-of-blood-flow-characteristics-in-a-model-of-a-mature-side-to-side-arteriovenous-fistula
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Ashkan Javadzadegan, Nay Myo Lwin, Muhammad Asyraf, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber
The creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a common surgical procedure in hemodialysis patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, several complications may occur after surgery, including thrombosis, stenosis, and aneurysm. These complications are attributed to hemodynamics perturbations including pathophysiological wall shear stress (WSS) and flow recirculation zones. In this study, we present a computational hemodynamic analysis in a model of a mature side-to-side AVF, which is then validated by experimental measurements...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324193/hemodynamic-characterization-of-peripheral-arterio-venous-malformations
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Sabrina Frey, A Haine, R Kammer, H von Tengg-Kobligk, D Obrist, I Baumgartner
Peripheral arterio-venous malformations (pAVMs) are congenital vascular anomalies that require treatment, due to their severe clinical consequences. The complexity of lesions often leads to misdiagnosis and ill-planned treatments. To improve disease management, we developed a computational model to quantify the hemodynamic effects of key angioarchitectural features of pAVMs. Hemodynamic results were used to predict the transport of contrast agent (CA), which allowed us to compare our findings to digital subtraction angiography (DSA) recordings of patients...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321351/bilateral-birdshot-retinochoroiditis-and-retinal-astrocytoma
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Sunil Mamtora, Yun Wong, Dugald Bell, Teresa Sandinha
Background. This case highlights the importance of recognising multiple pathologies within the eye which may not necessarily be linked. Both birdshot retinochoroiditis and astrocytoma are rare conditions. The case underlines the need for early identification and treatment of birdshot retinochoroiditis with steroids and disease modifying drugs. Astrocytoma in the absence of tuberous sclerosis is also uncommon. Case Presentation. A 36-year-old male presented with 3-month history of bilateral progressive flashing lights and floaters...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320895/peripheral-venous-congestion-causes-time-and-dose-dependent-release-of-endothelin-1-in-humans
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Jeffrey Lin, Neelesh Chudasama, Yacki Hayashi, Christopher Hawk, Sahadeo D Ramnauth, Ka Yuk Wong, Ante Harxhi, Duygu Onat, Michiyori Wakabayashi, Nir Uriel, Ulrich P Jorde, Thierry H LeJemtel, Hani N Sabbah, Ryan T Demmer, Paolo C Colombo
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a pivotal mediator of vasoconstriction and inflammation in congestive states such as heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether peripheral venous congestion (VC) increases plasma ET-1 at pressures commonly seen in HF and CKD patients is unknown. We seek to characterize whether peripheral VC promotes time- and dose-dependent increases in plasma ET-1 and whether these changes are sustained after decongestion. We used a randomized, cross-over design in 20 healthy subjects (age 30 ± 7 years)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320685/does-geographical-variability-influence-5-year-macce-rates-in-the-multicenter-syntax-revascularization-trial
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Andrew K Roy, Bernard Chevalier, Thierry Lefèvre, Yves Louvard, Ricardo Segurado, Fadi Sawaya, Marco Spaziano, Antoinette Neylon, Patrick W Serruys, Keith D Dawkins, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Antonio Colombo, Ted Feldman, Marie-Claude Morice
AIMS: The use of multiple geographical sites for randomized cardiovascular trials may lead to important heterogeneity in treatment effects. This study aimed to determine whether treatment effects from different geographical recruitment regions significantly impacted 5-year MACCE rates in the SYNTAX trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five-year SYNTAX results (n=1800) were analyzed for geographical variability by site and country for the effect of treatment (CABG vs PCI) on MACCE rates...
March 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320398/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-the-cd40-gene-associate-with-the-disease-susceptibility-and-severity-in-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
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Zhen-Han Deng, Ming-Hua Sun, Yu-Sheng Li, Wei Luo, Fang-Jie Zhang, Jian Tian, Ping Wu, Wen-Feng Xiao
BACKGROUND: This study explored the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CD40 gene, rs4810485 G > T and rs1883832 C > T, as well as disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) in the Chinese Han population. METHOD: Peripheral venous blood was collected from 133 KOA patients (KOA group) and 143 healthy people (control group) from December 2012 to November 2013. The patients in the KOA group were classified into mild, moderate and severe groups according to disease severity...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319444/retro-orbital-venous-sinus-delivery-of-raav9-mediates-high-level-transduction-of-brain-and-retina-compared-with-temporal-vein-delivery-in-neonatal-mouse-pups
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Alisha M Gruntman, Lin Su, Terence R Flotte
In order to pursue a clinical gene therapy for a human neurologic disease, it is often necessary to perform proof-of-concept trials in mouse models of that disease. In order to demonstrate a potential clinical efficacy, one must be able to select an appropriate vector and route of delivery for the appropriate age group in the disease model. Since many diseases require correction early in life, investigators often need to deliver recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors to neonatal mice. Herein, general central nervous system expression patterns of nuclear GFP following delivery of rAAV by three different routes are reported...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318999/the-significance-of-inflow-artery-and-tourniquet-derived-cephalic-vein-diameters-on-predicting-successful-use-and-patency-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-for-haemodialysis
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S K Kakkos, N Kaplanis, E C Papachristou, S I Papadoulas, G C Lampropoulos, I A Tsolakis, D S Goumenos
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the significance of inflow artery and cephalic vein diameters on predicting patency of radiocephalic and brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). DESIGN: Single centre study with retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data between November 2010 and July 2015. METHODS: A detailed history and physical examination was undertaken, including age, gender, history and duration of haemodialysis, cause of chronic kidney disease, and the presence of comorbidities/risk factors...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318516/-venous-thromboembolism-what-other-risk-factors-in-a-north-african-population-a-study-of-276%C3%A2-cases
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I Boukhris, M Abdallah, K Bouslema, S Hamzaoui, T Larbi, A Harmel, N Khalfallah, S Mrad
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism is a multicausal disease. Understanding interactions between risk factors is the key to advance knowledge about the etiology of venous thrombosis. These interactions are still unclear. In addition to traditional risk factors, there is data about many other risk factors, recorded with few populations based prospective epidemiologic studies or punctually reported. Interactions between these risk factors remain unclear. The aim of our work is to identify and analyze combinations of risk factors...
March 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316216/-correlation-between-the-ct-features-and-malignancy-risk-of-small-%C3%A2-5-cm-gastric-stromal-tumors
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J Wang, J L Xu, H J Hu
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between computed tomography (CT) features and malignancy risk category of small (≤5 cm) gastric stromal tumors (GST), in order to provide an image reference for preoperative assessment and intraoperative pathological diagnosis. Methods: Eighty-three patients with surgically and pathologically proven GST (≤5 cm) between January 2011 and November 2015 were recruited, and their clinical, pathological and CT data were retrospectively analyzed. According to the pathological results and malignancy risk category, the patients were divided into 2 groups, the benign biological behavior group (very low and low risk) and malignant biological behavior group (intermediate and high risk)...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316156/-risk-factors-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-senile-and-non-senile-inpatients-and-the-predictive-value-of-caprini-risk-assessment-model-in-these-two-populations
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Y Chen, H X Zhou, Y H Hu, T X Cong, Y J Tang, L Wang, M Y Wang, Q Yi, Z A Liang
Objective: To investigate the risk factors of pulmonary embolism (PE) in senile and non-senile inpatients, and evaluate the predictive value of Caprini risk assessment model in these two populations. Methods: Case control study design was used in this study. All the PE patients diagnosed in West China Hospital of Sichuan University between January 2012 and December 2014 was included and divided into senile PE group (age ≥65 years old) and non-senile PE group (age <65 years old). Age matched controls (senile control group and non-senile control group) were selected from the patients admitted into the same departments during the same time period as PE patients, at a ratio of 2∶1...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315907/can-preoperative-cea-and-ca19-9-serum-concentrations-suggest-metastatic-disease-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Milica Stojkovic Lalosevic, Sanja Stankovic, Mirjana Stojkovic, Velimir Markovic, Ivan Dimitrijevic, Jovan Lalosevic, Jelena Petrovic, Marija Brankovic, Aleksandra Pavlovic Markovic, Zoran Krivokapic
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate the efficiency of preoperative serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate cancer antigen (CA19-9) levels for diagnosing synchronous liver metastases and lymph node in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 300 patients with histologically diagnosed CRC were included in this study between May 2014 and March 2015. The data were obtained prospectively from patient's medical records: medical history, demographics, tumor location, differentiation (grade), depth of the tumor (T), lymph node metastases (N), distant metastases (M), lymphatics, venous and perineural invasion, and disease stage...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315744/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infections-who-is-at-greatest-risk
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Parijat Saurav Joy, Gagan Kumar, Jeanne E Poole, Barry London, Brian Olshansky
BACKGROUND: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) infections are associated with hospitalization, mortality, increased costs and adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Determine the burden of infections for CIEDs based on device type, associated comorbidities and clinical characteristics over a 12-year period. METHODS: Utilizing the National Inpatient Sample database from 2000-2012, procedures for device related infection (DRI) were identified using ICD-9-CM code for CIED removal with diagnosis codes for device-related infection or systemic infection...
March 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306737/alcohol-consumption-and-the-risk-of-postoperative-mortality-and-morbidity-after-primary-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty-a-register-based-cohort-study
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Torill A Rotevatn, Henrik Bøggild, Christinna R Olesen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Rikke N Mortensen, Per F Jensen, Charlotte Overgaard
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the implications of low and moderate preoperative alcohol consumption on postoperative mortality and morbidity after primary hip and knee arthroplasty. METHODS: A total of 30,799 patients who underwent primary hip or knee arthroplasty between January 1st, 2005 and October 8th, 2011 with information on preoperative alcohol consumption (0 grams of pure alcohol/week, >0-168 g/week, >168-252 g/week, and >252 g/week) were identified through the Danish Anesthesia Database...
2017: PloS One
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