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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102896/impact-of-pre-transplant-depression-on-outcomes-of-allogeneic-and-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Areej El-Jawahri, Yi-Bin Chen, Ruta Brazauskas, Naya He, Stephanie J Lee, Jennifer M Knight, Navneet Majhail, David Buchbinder, Raquel M Schears, Baldeep M Wirk, William A Wood, Ibrahim Ahmed, Mahmoud Aljurf, Jeff Szer, Sara M Beattie, Minoo Battiwalla, Christopher Dandoy, Miguel-Angel Diaz, Anita D'Souza, Cesar O Freytes, James Gajewski, Usama Gergis, Shahrukh K Hashmi, Ann Jakubowski, Rammurti T Kamble, Tamila Kindwall-Keller, Hilard M Lazarus, Adriana K Malone, David I Marks, Kenneth Meehan, Bipin N Savani, Richard F Olsson, David Rizzieri, Amir Steinberg, Dawn Speckhart, David Szwajcer, Helene Schoemans, Sachiko Seo, Celalettin Ustun, Yoshiko Atsuta, Jignesh Dalal, Carmem Sales-Bonfim, Nandita Khera, Theresa Hahn, Wael Saber
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the impact of depression before autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) on clinical outcomes posttransplantation. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research to compare outcomes after autologous (n = 3786) or allogeneic (n = 7433) HCT for adult patients with hematologic malignancies with an existing diagnosis of pre-HCT depression requiring treatment versus those without pre-HCT depression...
January 19, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047242/su-f-t-494-a-multi-institutional-study-of-independent-dose-verification-using-golden-beam-data
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M Itano, R Tachibana, M Yamashita, H Shimizu, Y Sugawara, K Kotabe, T Kamima, R Takahashi, S Ishibashi, Y Uchida, T Yamazaki, H Tachibana
PURPOSE: In general, beam data of individual linac is measured for independent dose verification software program and the verification is performed as a secondary check. In this study, independent dose verification using golden beam data was compared to that using individual linac's beam data. METHODS: Six institutions were participated and three different beam data were prepared. The one was individual measured data (Original Beam Data, OBD) .The others were generated by all measurements from same linac model (Model-GBD) and all linac models (All-GBD)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977601/three-polymorphisms-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Qi Xiao, BiQi Fu, Ping Chen, Zhong Zhong Liu, Wei Wang, QiFa Ye
BACKGROUND: To assess the association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) G308A, G238A and C863T polymorphisms and hepatitis B virus related hepatocellular carcinoma (HBV-HCC) susceptibility. METHODS: We interrogated the databases of Pubmed, Sciencedirect and Viley online library up to March 8, 2016. Odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) were calculated in a fixed-effects model or a random-effects model when appropriate. RESULTS: In total, 12 case-control studies which containing 1580 HBV-HCC cases, 2033 HBV carrier controls, 395 HBV spontaneously recovered (SR) controls and 1116 healthy controls were included...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951593/autofluorescence-lifetimes-in-patients-with-choroideremia-identify-photoreceptors-in-areas-with-retinal-pigment-epithelium-atrophy
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Chantal Dysli, Sebastian Wolf, Hoai Viet Tran, Martin S Zinkernagel
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate fundus autofluorescence lifetimes in patients with choroideremia and to identify tissue-specific lifetime characteristics and potential prognostic markers. Methods: Autofluorescence lifetimes of the retina were measured in two spectral channels (498-560 nm and 560-720 nm) in patients with choroideremia and age-matched healthy controls. Furthermore, autofluorescence intensities and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) data were acquired and compared to fundus autofluorescence lifetime data...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938920/impact-of-different-hypopnea-definitions-on-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-and-cardiovascular-mortality-risk-in-women-and-elderly-individuals
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Francisco Campos-Rodriguez, Miguel A Martínez-García, Nuria Reyes-Nuñez, Maria J Selma-Ferrer, Naresh M Punjabi, Ramon Farre
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of three hypopnea definitions on the severity classification of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its association with cardiovascular mortality risk in women and elderly individuals. METHODS: We analyzed two Spanish clinical cohorts (1116 women and 939 elderly individuals) who were studied for suspicion of OSA between 1998 and 2007. A calibration model was used to apply different definitions of hypopnea to our two cohorts. Hypopnea was defined as a 30-90% reduction in oronasal flow for ≥10 s followed by (1) ≥4% fall in oxyhemoglobin saturation-AHI4%; (2) ≥3% fall in oxyhemoglobin saturation-AHI3%; or (3) ≥3% fall in oxyhemoglobin saturation or an event-related arousal-AHI3%a...
November 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913975/clinical-impact-of-an-antibiotic-stewardship-program-at-a-children-s-hospital
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Brian R Lee, Jennifer L Goldman, Diana Yu, Angela L Myers, Leslie M Stach, Erin Hedican, Mary Anne Jackson, Jason G Newland
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) improve appropriate antibiotic use. Data are limited on the clinical benefit of ASPs in children's hospitals. This study's objective was to determine the impact of an ASP on length of stay (LOS) and readmission rate among patients admitted to children's hospitals. METHODS: Data from a prospective-audit-with-feedback ASP were used to examine the ASP review characteristics, including antibiotic(s) prescribed, clinical indication, recommendations made by the ASP, and agreement with recommendations...
December 2, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890680/the-putative-role-of-maldi-msi-in-the-study-of-membranous-nephropathy
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Andrew Smith, Vincenzo L'Imperio, Elena Ajello, Franco Ferrario, Niccolò Mosele, Martina Stella, Manuel Galli, Clizia Chinello, Federico Pieruzzi, Goce Spasovski, Fabio Pagni, Fulvio Magni
Membranous Nephropathy (MN) is an immunocomplex mediated renal disease that represents one of the most frequent glomerulopathies worldwide. This glomerular disease can manifest as primary (idiopathic) or secondary and this distinction is crucial when choosing the most appropriate course of treatment. In secondary cases, the best strategy involves treating the underlying disease, whereas in primary forms, the identification of confirmatory markers of the idiopathic etiology underlining the process is requested by clinicians...
November 24, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884146/demographic-and-clinical-profiles-of-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-vivax-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southwestern-india
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Laura Chery, Jennifer N Maki, Anjali Mascarenhas, Jayashri T Walke, Pooja Gawas, Anvily Almeida, Mezia Fernandes, Marina Vaz, Rakesh Ramanan, Diksha Shirodkar, Maria Bernabeu, Suresh Kumar Manoharan, Ligia Pereira, Rashmi Dash, Ambika Sharma, Riaz Basha Shaik, Rimi Chakrabarti, Prasad Babar, John White, Devaraja G Mudeppa, Shiva Kumar, Wenyun Zuo, Kristen M Skillman, Usheer Kanjee, Caeul Lim, Kathryn Shaw-Saliba, Ashwani Kumar, Neena Valecha, V N Jindal, Anar Khandeparkar, Pradeep Naik, Sunanda Amonkar, Manoj T Duraisingh, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Joseph D Smith, Nagesh Dubhashi, Roque G W Pinto, Maria Silveria, Edwin Gomes, Pradipsinh K Rathod
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in India. Though many comprehensive studies have been carried out in Africa and Southeast Asia to characterize and examine determinants of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria pathogenesis, fewer have been conducted in India. METHODS: A prospective study of malaria-positive individuals was conducted at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) from 2012 to 2015 to identify demographic, diagnostic and clinical indicators associated with P...
November 25, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856712/rates-of-performance-loss-and-neuromuscular-activity-in-men-and-women-during-cycling-evidence-for-a-common-metabolic-basis-of-muscle-fatigue
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Christopher W Sundberg, Sandra K Hunter, Matthew W Bundle
The durations that muscular force and power outputs can be sustained until failure fall predictably on an exponential decline between an individual's 3-s burst maximum to the maximum performance they can sustain aerobically. The exponential time constants describing these rates of performance loss are similar across individuals suggesting that a common metabolically-based mechanism governs muscle fatigue; however, these conclusions come from studies mainly on men. To test whether the same physiological understanding can be applied to women, we compared the performance-duration relationships and neuromuscular activity between 7 men (23...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850753/1116-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-monitoring-for-tracheal-intubation-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky, Melissa Langhan, Sholeen Nett, Beth Emerson, Matthew Pinto, Akira Nishisaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805794/three-dimensional-hierarchically-mesoporous-znco2-o4-nanowires-grown-on-graphene-sponge-foam-for-high-performance-flexible-all-solid-state-supercapacitors
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In Kyu Moon, Seonno Yoon, Jungwoo Oh
To achieve high energy storage on three-dimensional (3D) structures at low cost, materials with high power and long cycle life characteristics have to be developed. We synthesized ZnCo2 O4 /reduced graphene oxide (rGO) binary composites in commercial sponges. ZnCo2 O4 nanosheets were grown on the surface of GO/sponge through a hydrothermal reaction. The resulting flexible, free-standing ZnCo2 O4 /rGO/sponge electrodes were used as the electrodes in a symmetric supercapacitor. ZnCo2 O4 /rGO/sponge electrodes have a large specific capacitance of 1116...
November 2, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779333/predictors-of-suicidal-ideation-in-korean-american-older-adults-analysis-of-the-memory-and-aging-study-of-koreans-mask
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Peter J Na, Kim B Kim, Su Yeon Lee-Tauler, Hae-Ra Han, Miyong T Kim, Hochang B Lee
OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to investigate the prevalence and predictors of suicidal ideation among Korean American older adults and assess the self-rated mental health of Korean American older adults with suicidal ideation with or without depressive syndrome. METHODS: The Memory and Aging Study of Koreans is a cross-sectional, epidemiologic study of a community-representative sample of Korean American older adults (N = 1116) residing in the Baltimore-Washington area...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764107/development-of-a-web-based-clinical-decision-support-system-for-drug-prescription-non-interventional-naturalistic-description-of-the-antipsychotic-prescription-patterns-in-4345-outpatients-and-future-applications
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Sofian Berrouiguet, Maria Luisa Barrigón, Sara A Brandt, Santiago Ovejero-García, Raquel Álvarez-García, Juan Jose Carballo, Philippe Lenca, Philippe Courtet, Enrique Baca-García
PURPOSE: The emergence of electronic prescribing devices with clinical decision support systems (CDSS) is able to significantly improve management pharmacological treatments. We developed a web application available on smartphones in order to help clinicians monitor prescription and further propose CDSS. METHOD: A web application (www.MEmind.net) was developed to assess patients and collect data regarding gender, age, diagnosis and treatment. We analyzed antipsychotic prescriptions in 4345 patients attended in five Psychiatric Community Mental Health Centers from June 2014 to October 2014...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751926/identification-of-a-long-noncoding-rna-associated-competing-endogenous-rna-network-in-intracranial-aneurysm
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Hao Li, Wen Wang, Lu Zhang, Qing Lan, Jiangfei Wang, Yong Cao, Jizong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysm (IA) is a cerebrovascular disorder characterized by an abnormally bulged artery in the brain and subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by IA rupture with a high ratio of fatality and morbidity. However, the genetic cause of IA remains largely unknown. METHODS: A dysregulated long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) -associated competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) network was constructed by using sample-matched microRNA (miRNA), lncRNA, and messenger (mRNA) expression profiles in 12 saccular IA samples and paired control arteries...
January 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743922/prognosis-of-patients-with-peritoneal-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-given-systemic-therapy-an-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-from-prospective-randomised-trials-from-the-analysis-and-research-in-cancers-of-the-digestive-system-arcad-database
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Jan Franko, Qian Shi, Jeffrey P Meyers, Timothy S Maughan, Richard A Adams, Matthew T Seymour, Leonard Saltz, Cornelis J A Punt, Miriam Koopman, Christophe Tournigand, Niall C Tebbutt, Eduardo Diaz-Rubio, John Souglakos, Alfredo Falcone, Benoist Chibaudel, Volker Heinemann, Joseph Moen, Aimery De Gramont, Daniel J Sargent, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: Patients with peritoneal metastatic colorectal cancer have reduced overall survival compared with patients with metastatic colorectal cancer without peritoneal involvement. Here we further investigated the effect of the number and location of metastases in patients receiving first-line systemic chemotherapy. METHODS: We analysed individual patient data for previously untreated patients enrolled in 14 phase 3 randomised trials done between 1997 and 2008...
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682892/implementation-of-client-incentives-within-a-recovery-navigation-program
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Mary Brolin, Maria Torres, Dominic Hodgkin, Constance Horgan, Margaret Lee, Elizabeth Merrick, Grant Ritter, Lee Panas, Natasha DeMarco, Jonna Hopwood, Andrea Gewirtz, John Straus, Janice Harrington, Nancy Lane
OBJECTIVE: Multiple detoxification admissions among clients with substance use disorders (SUD) are costly to the health care system. This study explored the impact on behavior and cost outcomes of recovery support navigator (RSN) services delivered with and without a contingent incentive intervention. METHODS: New intakes at four detoxification programs were offered RSN-only (N=1116) or RSN plus incentive (RSN+I; N=1551) services. The study used a group-level cross-over design with the intervention in place at each clinic reversed halfway through the enrollment period...
January 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663139/changes-in-liver-stiffness-on-real-time-tissue-elastography-before-and-after-occlusion-of-spontaneous-portosystemic-shunts
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K Kobayashi, S Hirota, Y Kako, S Yamamoto, H Takaki, K Yamakado
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to evaluate changes in liver stiffness, volume, and function before and after occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-four patients (13 men and 11 women) with a mean age of 68.2 years±10.1 (SD) (age range, 49-82 years) underwent percutaneous occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt because of gastric varices (n=17) or hepatic encephalopathy (n=7) from March 2011 to June 2013. The liver fibrosis index indicating liver stiffness was calculated by using ultrasound elastography before and after shunt occlusion...
September 20, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634898/differential-expression-analysis-for-individual-cancer-samples-based-on-robust-within-sample-relative-gene-expression-orderings-across-multiple-profiling-platforms
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Qingzhou Guan, Rou Chen, Haidan Yan, Hao Cai, You Guo, Mengyao Li, Xiangyu Li, Mengsha Tong, Lu Ao, Hongdong Li, Guini Hong, Zheng Guo
The highly stable within-sample relative expression orderings (REOs) of gene pairs in a particular type of human normal tissue are widely reversed in the cancer condition. Based on this finding, we have recently proposed an algorithm named RankComp to detect differentially expressed genes (DEGs) for individual disease samples measured by a particular platform. In this paper, with 461 normal lung tissue samples separately measured by four commonly used platforms, we demonstrated that tens of millions of gene pairs with significantly stable REOs in normal lung tissue can be consistently detected in samples measured by different platforms...
October 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602975/efinaconazole-10-and-tavaborole-5-penetrate-across-poly-ureaurethane-16-results-of-in-vitro-release-testing-and-clinical-implications-of-onychodystrophy-in-onychomycosis
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Chris G Adigun, Tracey C Vlahovic, Michael B McClellan, Kailas D Thakker, Ryan R Klein, Tuan A Elstrom, Daniel B Ward
BACKGROUND: Poly-ureaurethane has been previously described for the management of dry, brittle, and in general, dystrophic nails. The polymer yields a waterproof, breathable barrier to protect the nail plate and prevent further damage to the nail, while regulating transonychial water loss (TOWL). Because nail dystrophy and dessication are contributing factors to onychomycosis, a barrier that protects the nail but also allows a topical antifungal to permeate its shield is potentially an advantageous combination...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584272/cardiorespiratory-responses-to-aerobic-cycle-exercise-under-hypobaric-hypoxia-following-acute-sodium-nitrate-supplementation-1116-board-5-june-1-3-15-pm-5-15-pm
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David M Fothergill, Allison R Loiselle, Anthony R Reinhold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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