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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936899/morbidity-and-mortality-of-very-low-birth-weight-multiples-compared-with-singletons
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Roser Porta, Eva Capdevila, Francesc Botet, Sergi Verd, Gemma Ginovart, Elisenda Moliner, Marta Nicolàs, Jose Rios
BACKGROUND: Previous studies comparing the neonatal outcome of very low birth weight (VLBW) multiples and singletons have suggested a worse outcome for multiples at gestational ages on the limits of viability. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine the neonatal mortality and morbidity of VLBW multiples compared to singletons. METHODS: This is a retrospective study including all infants registered in the Spanish network for infants under 1500 g (SEN1500), over a 12-year period (from 2002 to 2013)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879603/cohort-contributions-to-race-and-gender-specific-trends-in-the-incidence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-the-usa
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Eliza W Beal, Dmitry Tumin, Ali Kabir, Dimitrios Moris, Xu-Feng Zhang, Jeffery Chakedis, Kenneth Washburn, Sylvester Black, Carl M Schmidt, Timothy M Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: Increasing incidence of lifelong obesity and associated nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in younger birth cohorts may have contributed to growing incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the USA. Yet, the contribution of cohort effects to trends in HCC incidence is unclear. METHODS: Using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program 1973-2013, race- and gender-specific trends in HCC incidence in the USA were decomposed using age-period-cohort (APC) modeling...
September 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855831/adsorption-characteristics-of-sulfur-solution-by-acticarbon-against-drinking-water-toxicosis
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Shengbo Ge, Zhenling Liu, Yuzo Furuta, Wanxi Peng
Sulfur and ammonia nitrogen are rich nutrient pollutants, after entering water can cause algal blooms, cause eutrophication of water body, the spread of them will not only pollute the environment, destroy the ecological balance, but also harm human health through food chain channels, especially drinking-water toxicosis. Acticarbon can adsorb harmful substances, it was beneficial for people's health. In order to figure out the optimal adsorption condition and the intrinsic change of acticarbon, five chemicals were adsorbed by acticarbon and analyzed by FT-IR...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852531/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-with-liposomal-bupivacaine-compared-to-oral-opioids-alone-for-acute-postoperative-pain-after-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-for-early-endometrial-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Emily S Miller, Anna E Strohl, Anna Hoekstra, Shohreh Shahabi
BACKGROUND: To determine the cost-effectiveness of transversus abdominis plane block with liposomal bupivacaine (TAP) compared to oral opioids alone for acute postoperative pain after laparoscopic hysterectomy for early endometrial cancer. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness analysis using a decision tree structure with a 30.5 day time-horizon was used to calculate incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) values per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). Base-case costs, probabilities, and QALY values were identified from recently published all-payer national database studies, 2017 Medicare fee-schedules, randomized trials, institutional case series, or assumed, when published values were not available...
2017: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801463/shaping-health-policy-for-low-income-populations-an-assessment-of-public-comments-in-a-new-medicaid-waiver-process
#5
Marian Jarlenski, Philip Rocco, Renuka Tipirneni, Amy Jo Kennedy, Nivedita Gunturi, Julie Donohue
Since the Supreme Court decided that the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion is optional for the states, several have obtained federal approval to use Section 1115 waivers to expand Medicaid while changing its coverage and benefits design. There has long been concern that policy making for Medicaid populations may lack meaningful engagement with low-income constituents, and therefore the ACA established a new process under which the public can submit comments on pending Medicaid waiver applications...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792710/effects-of-passive-smoking-on-glycemic-parameters-and-lipid-profiles-in-a-chinese-female-population
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Lijuan Gu, Jing Li, Gui Pan, Xiaojun Zhou, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoyang Lai, Jianping Liu
BACKGROUND: The adverse effects of exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke on glucose and lipid parameters in women and the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this prospective community-based study, we examined the effects of passive smoking on glycemic parameters and lipid profiles in a Chinese female population. METHODS: Of 3197 healthy women enrolled (30 - 75 years), 2082 self-reported passive exposure to smoke (≥ 15 minutes/day, 3 days/week, > 1 year) and 1115 had no smoke exposure (control group)...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790121/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-relaxometry-predicts-regional-functional-outcome-after-experimental-myocardial-infarction
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sebastian M Haberkorn, Christoph Jacoby, Zhaoping Ding, Petra Keul, Florian Bönner, Amin Polzin, Bodo Levkau, Jürgen Schrader, Malte Kelm, Ulrich Flögel
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance with gadolinium-based contrast agents has established as gold standard for tissue characterization after myocardial infarction (MI). Beyond accurate diagnosis, the value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance to predict the outcome after MI has yet to be substantiated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Recent cardiovascular magnetic resonance approaches were systematically compared for quantification of tissue injury and functional impairment after MI using murine models with permanent left anterior descending coronary artery ligation (n=14) or 50 minutes ischemia/reperfusion (n=13)...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768791/the-correlation-between-salter-s-criteria-for-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-and-kalamchi-s-prognostic-classification-following-the-treatment-of-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
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Y Tsukagoshi, M Kamegaya, H Kamada, T Saisu, M Morita, J Kakizaki, Y Tomaru, M Yamazaki
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between Salter's criteria and Kalamchi's classification of avascular necrosis in patients treated for developmental dysphasia of the hip (DDH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved a retrospective analysis of 123 patients (123 hips) with DDH treated by operative and non-operative reduction before the age of two years, with a minimum follow-up of ten years. Salter's criteria (S1 to S4) were determined from radiographs obtained at one to two years post-reduction, whilst the Kalamchi grade was determined from radiographs obtained at ten or more years of age...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720635/increased-public-accountability-for-hospital-nonprofit-status-potential-impacts-on-residency-positions
#9
Melanie C Raffoul, Robert L Phillips
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine recently called for greater graduate medical education (GME) accountability for meeting the workforce needs of the nation. The Affordable Care Act expanded community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for nonprofit and tax-exempt hospitals to include community assessment, intervention, and evaluation every 3 years but did not specify details about workforce. Texas receives relatively little federal GME funding but has used Medicaid waivers to support GME expansion...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718818/correction-zielinski-w-et-al-ionic-liquids-as-solvents-for-rhodium-and-platinum-catalysts-used-in-hydrosilylation-reaction-molecules-2016-21-1115
#10
Witold Zielinski, Rafal Kukawka, Hieronim Maciejewski, Marcin Smiglak
The authors are sorry to report that the yield of the hydrosilylation reaction in [P44414][NTf2] (1) IL with [RhCl(PPh3)3] was replaced with the yield reported for [P44414][NTf2] (1) IL with K2PtCl4 in their published paper [1]. [...].
July 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714944/impact-of-the-presence-of-hla-1-locus-mismatch-and-the-use-of-low-dose-antithymocyte-globulin-in-unrelated-bone-marrow-transplantation
#11
K Kawamura, J Kanda, S Fuji, M Murata, K Ikegame, K Yoshioka, T Fukuda, Y Ozawa, N Uchida, K Iwato, T Sakura, M Hidaka, H Hashimoto, T Ichinohe, Y Atsuta, Y Kanda
HLA 1-locus-mismatched unrelated donors (1MMUD) have been used in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) for patients who lack an HLA-matched donor. We retrospectively analyzed 3313 patients with acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome who underwent bone marrow transplantation from an HLA allele-matched unrelated donor (MUD) or 1MMUD between 2009 and 2014. We compared the outcomes of MUD (n=2089) and 1MMUD with antithymocyte globulin (ATG) (1MM-ATG(+); n=109) with those of 1MMUD without ATG (1MM-ATG(-); n=1115)...
July 17, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713064/novel-risk-stratification-for-metachronous-recurrence-after%C3%A2-curative-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-early-gastric%C3%A2-cancer
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Hyo-Joon Yang, Sang Gyun Kim, Joo Hyun Lim, Ji Min Choi, Sooyeon Oh, Jae Yong Park, Seung Jun Han, Jung Kim, Hyunsoo Chung, Hyun Chae Jung
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study stratified the risk of developing metachronous gastric cancer (MGC) after curative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of early gastric cancer (EGC) to enable customization of endoscopic surveillance for MGC. METHODS: A total of 1115 patients who underwent curative ESD based on the expanded criteria for differentiated EGC from 2005 to 2014 at a single tertiary hospital were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. They were followed up with annual endoscopy for a median of 50...
July 14, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706117/age-specific-sex-differences-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-depicted-carotid-intraplaque-hemorrhage
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Navneet Singh, Alan R Moody, Bowen Zhang, Isabella Kaminski, Kush Kapur, Stephanie Chiu, Pascal N Tyrrell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke rates are higher in men compared with women in the fourth through seventh decades of life, and higher rates may result from differences in carotid intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH), an unstable atherosclerotic plaque component. We report age-specific sex differences in the presence of magnetic resonance imaging-depicted carotid IPH. METHODS: Patients (n=1115) underwent magnetic resonance imaging for carotid IPH between 2005 and 2014. Low-grade carotid stenosis patients (n=906) without prior endarterectomy were eligible for this cross-sectional study...
August 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700194/california-public-hospitals-improved-quality-of-care-under-medicaid-waiver-program
#14
Nederah Pourat
California has 12 county-owned and operated hospital systems and 5 University of California hospitals designated as public hospitals. These organizations deliver the majority of inpatient care and a significant amount of outpatient care to Medicaid patients in the state. In 2010, California was the first state in the nation to implement a five-year Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program under the Section §1115 Medicaid "Bridge to Reform" waiver to improve the capacity of these hospitals to deliver high quality and more efficient care...
June 2017: Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690766/erratum-a-four-degree-of-freedom-robot-for-positioning-ultrasound-imaging-catheters-j-mechanisms-robotics-8-5-051016-may-04-2016-doi-10-1115-1-4032249
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August 2017: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668655/seasonal-variations-of-respiratory-viruses-detected-from-children-with-respiratory-tract-infections-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#16
Saad Sawal Albogami, Meshal R Alotaibi, Saud A Alsahli, Emad Masuadi, Mohammad Alshaalan
ARTIs have a huge impact in health systems in which 20-30% of all hospital admissions and 30-60% of practitioner visits are related to respiratory tract infections. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence, age distribution, and seasonal variation of respiratory viruses. This study was descriptive retrospective study in which all patients 14 years of age and below who presented with signs and symptoms of ARTIs between January 2013 and December 2014 and had respiratory specimen tested by direct immunofluorescence assays for viruses identification were included in the study...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650664/the-dynamical-transition-of-lipid-multilamellar-bilayers-as-a-matter-of-cooperativity
#17
Judith Peters, Jérémie Marion, Francesca Natali, Efim Kats, Dominique J Bicout
The present study is the application of a two-state model formerly developed by Bicout and Zaccai [ Bicout , D. J. and Zaccai , G. Biophys. J. 2001 , 80 ( 3 ), 1115 - 1123 ] to describe the dynamical transition exhibited in the atomic mean square displacements of biological samples in terms of dynamic and thermodynamic parameters. Data were obtained by elastic incoherent neutron scattering on 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine lipid membranes in various hydration states and on one partially per-deuterated lipid membrane...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620866/high-levels-of-igf-1-predict-difficult-intubation-of-patients-with-acromegaly
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Yu Zhang, Xiaopeng Guo, Lijian Pei, Zhuhua Zhang, Gang Tan, Bing Xing
PURPOSE: To investigate the characteristics of difficult intubation and identify novel efficient predictors in patients with acromegaly. METHODS: Patients with either untreated acromegaly or non-functional pituitary adenomas were enrolled. Patients with acromegaly underwent hormone assays, upper airway computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging examinations and preoperative overnight polysomnography. The modified Mallampati classification, mouth opening, neck circumference, and neck extension were assessed, and the Cormack-Lehane grades and the time of tracheal intubation were recorded...
August 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618777/rare-earth-pcu-metal-organic-framework-platform-based-on-re4-%C3%AE-3-oh-4-coo-6-2-clusters-rational-design-directed-synthesis-and-deliberate-tuning-of-excitation-wavelengths
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Tian-Yi Luo, Chong Liu, Svetlana V Eliseeva, Patrick F Muldoon, Stéphane Petoud, Nathaniel L Rosi
The Td point group symmetry of rare earth (RE(3+)) metal clusters RE4(μ3-OH)4(COO)6(2+) makes them attractive building blocks for creating metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with controllable topologies. Herein, we describe the design and synthesis of a series of isoreticular MOFs featuring pcu topology [MOF-1114(RE) and MOF-1115(RE)] with variable rare earth metal ions (RE(3+) = Y(3+), Sm(3+), Eu(3+), Gd(3+), Tb(3+), Dy(3+), Ho(3+), Er(3+), Tm(3+), Yb(3+)) and linear amino-functionalized dicarboxylate linkers of different lengths...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613454/changes-in-undergraduates-marijuana-heavy-alcohol-and-cigarette-use-following-legalization-of-recreational-marijuana-use-in-oregon
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David C R Kerr, Harold Bae, Sandi Phibbs, Adam C Kern
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recreational marijuana legalization (RML) went into effect in Oregon in July 2015. RML is expected to influence marijuana use by adolescents and young adults in particular, and by those with a propensity for substance use. We sought to quantify changes in rates of marijuana use among college students in Oregon from pre- to post-RML relative to college students in other states across the same time period. DESIGN: Repeated cross-sectional survey data from the 2012-16 administrations of the Healthy Minds Study...
June 14, 2017: Addiction
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