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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647987/-distribution-of-hiv-1-subtypes-among-foreign-patients-in-guangzhou-between-2008-and-2010-and-in-2015
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Z G Han, H Wu, C Y Liang, K Gao, H X Mai, Y S Cai, H F Xu
Objective: To understand the characteristic of subtype distribution among foreigners who were living with HIV-1, in Guangzhou. Methods: HIV-1 RNAs were extracted from 114 serum specimens in foreigners diagnosed with HIV-1 infections between 2008 and 2010, and in 2015. Partial pol gene of HIV-1 genome from these RNA samples were amplified by nested reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (nested-PCR) with nucleotide sequenced. Subsequently, phylogenetic tree was reconstructed using the pol sequences of samples and references...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647688/antihypertensive-medication-adherence-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-older-adults-a-population-based-cohort-study
#2
Quanhe Yang, Anping Chang, Matthew D Ritchey, Fleetwood Loustalot
BACKGROUND: Antihypertension medication (antihypertensive) adherence lowers risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD); few studies have examined this association among older adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed this association among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 66 to 79 years who were newly diagnosed with hypertension and initiated on antihypertensives in 2008-2009 (n=155 597). We calculated proportion of days covered (PDC) during follow-up, using proportional subdistribution hazard models, to examine association between antihypertensive adherence and a composite CVD outcomes, including first incident of fatal/nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, stroke/transient ischemic attack, and heart failure...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647544/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-among-state-medicaid-programs-for-breast-cancer-screening
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Florence K Tangka, Sujha Subramanian, Lee Rivers Mobley, Sonja Hoover, Jiantong Wang, Ingrid J Hall, Simple D Singh
Breast cancer screening by mammography has been shown to reduce breast cancer morbidity and mortality. The use of mammography screening though varies by race, ethnicity, and, sociodemographic characteristics. Medicaid is an important source of insurance in the US for low-income beneficiaries, who are disproportionately members of racial or ethnic minorities, and who are less likely to be screened than women with higher socioeconomic statuses. We used 2006-2008 data from Medicaid claims and enrollment files to assess racial or ethnic and geographic disparities in the use of breast cancer screening among Medicaid-insured women at the state level...
June 21, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647412/real-world-data-to-assess-changes-in-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-predicted-cardiovascular-risk-after-ezetimibe-discontinuation-post-reporting-of-the-ezetimibe-and-simvastatin-in-hypercholesterolemia-enhances-atherosclerosis-regression-trial
#4
Harold E Bays, Mehul D Patel, Panagiotis Mavros, Dena R Ramey, Joanne E Tomassini, Andrew M Tershakovec, Carl A Baxter
BACKGROUND: The 2008 Ezetimibe and Simvastatin in Hypercholesterolemia Enhances Atherosclerosis Regression (ENHANCE) study demonstrated ezetimibe + simvastatin vs simvastatin alone had a neutral effect on the surrogate endpoint of carotid intima-media thickness. Subsequent media portrayal of the study prompted ezetimibe discontinuation in many patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess the impact of ENHANCE reporting on ezetimibe discontinuation, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) changes, and potential cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647295/associations-between-sleep-habits-and-dysglycemia-in-us-adults-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#5
Katherina C Chojnacki, Thirumagal Kanagasabai, Michael C Riddell, Chris I Ardern
OBJECTIVES: To examine the independent and joint associations between sleep duration and quality with glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels and dysglycemia in non-institutionalized adults living in the United States. METHODS: Data from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005-2008) were used (N=9478; ≥20 years). Information on sleep quantity and quality were derived from the Sleep Disorders Questionnaire and used to classify sleep quality as good, fair, poor, or very poor...
June 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646368/tnf%C3%AE-blockers-followed-by-continuation-of-sulfasalazine-and-methotrexate-combination-a-retrospective-study-on-cost-saving-options-of-treatment-in-spondyloarthritis
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Aswin M Nair, P Sandhya, Bijesh Yadav, Debashish Danda
High cost deters continuous use of tumor necrosis factor α blockers (TNFi) in developing countries. The objective of this study was to evaluate outcome and expenditure incurred in Spondyloarthritis (SpA) patients beyond a year of follow-up after receiving four doses of infliximab (IFX) over and above background therapy of methotrexate (MTX) and sulfasalazine (SSZ) combination. Electronic medical records were screened for patients with SpA satisfying the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria between 2008 and 2014...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645890/tailored-communication-within-mobile-apps-for-diabetes-self-management-a-systematic-review
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Heidi Holmen, Astrid Klopstad Wahl, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Lis Ribu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes is increasing and with the requirements for self-management and risk of late complications, it remains a challenge for the individual and society. Patients can benefit from support from health care personnel in their self-management, and the traditional communication between patients and health care personnel is changing. Smartphones and apps offer a unique platform for communication, but apps with integrated health care personnel communication based on patient data are yet to be investigated to provide evidence of possible effects...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645310/pth-monitoring-after-total-parathyroidectomy-with-forearm-auto-transplantation-potential-for-spuriously-high-levels-from-grafted-forearm
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Diana Khalil, Paul D Kerr
BACKGROUND: We have identified a cause of falsely elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels after total parathyroidectomy with forearm auto-transplantation (TPT-ATx). Our cases highlight the need to draw PTH samples remotely, away from forearm graft sites, to ensure accurate levels. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We report on four patients who were referred to our surgical team at an academic tertiary care center for what was perceived to be recurrent hyperparathyroidism 2-5 years following total parathyroidectomy with auto-transplantation...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644724/modeling-long-term-effects-attributed-to-nitrogen-dioxide-no2-and-sulfur-dioxide-so2-exposure-on-asthma-morbidity-in-a-nationwide-cohort-in-israel
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N Greenberg, R S Carel, E Derazne, A Tiktinsky, D Tzur, B A Portnov
Studies have provided extensive documentation that acutely elevated environmental exposures contribute to chronic health problems. However, only attention has been paid to the effects of modificate of exposure assessment methods in environmental health investigations, leading to uncertainty and gaps in our understanding of exposure- and dose-response relationships. The goal of the present study was to evaluate whether average or peak concentration exerts a greater influence on asthma outcome, and which of the exposure models may better explain various physiological responses generated by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) air pollutants...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644568/treatment-of-avoidant-restrictive-food-intake-disorder-in-a-cohort-of-young-patients-in-a-partial-hospitalization-program-for-eating-disorders
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Rollyn M Ornstein, Jamal H Essayli, Terri A Nicely, Emily Masciulli, Susan Lane-Loney
OBJECTIVE: Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently named condition to classify patients who present with restricted nutritional intake without body image distortion or fear of weight gain. We sought to compare treatment outcomes of patients with ARFID in a family-centered partial hospital program (PHP) to those with other eating disorders (ED). METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 130 patients 7 to 17 years of age admitted to the program from 2008 to 2012 was performed...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644123/pin-malposition-in-external-fixator-stabilization-of-combat-related-pelvic-fractures
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Mark P Coseo, Dustin J Schuett, Kevin M Kuhn, Joseph Bellamy
The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of pin placement in patients with unstable pelvic fractures undergoing either iliac crest or supra-acetabular external fixation. A retrospective review was performed of computed tomography (CT) scans and injury characteristics for all patients presenting to a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medical Treatment Facility with data entered into the Department of Defense Trauma Registry from January 2008 to October 2013 who underwent pelvic external fixation for unstable pelvic ring injuries...
2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644119/damage-control-plating-in-open-tibial-shaft-fractures-a-cheaper-and-equally-effective-alternative-to-spanning-external-fixation
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Paul S Whiting, Phillip M Mitchell, Aaron M Perdue, Arnold J Silverberg, Sarah E Greenberg, Rachel V Thakore, Vasanth Sathiyakumar, Hassan R Mir, William T Obremskey, Manish K Sethi
The purpose of this study was to evaluate damage control plating (DCP) as an alternative to external fixation (EF) in the provisional stabilization of open tibial shaft fractures. Through retrospective analysis, the study found 445 patients who underwent operative fixation for tibial shaft fractures from 2008 to 2012. Twenty patients received DCP or EF before intramedullary nailing with a minimum follow-up of 3 months. Charts and radiographs were reviewed for postoperative complications. Hospital charges were reviewed for implant costs...
2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642442/triplet-pregnancy-with-fetal-reduction-experience-in-hong-kong
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W T Tse, L W Law, D S Sahota, T Y Leung, Y Ky Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Triplet and higher-order multiple pregnancies are well known to be associated with increased adverse outcomes. This study reviewed the perinatal outcomes in women with a triplet pregnancy who underwent fetal reduction versus expectant management at a university hospital in Hong Kong. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of triplet pregnancies at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong from 1 January 2008 to 30 September 2014. Women carrying a triplet pregnancy were classified as having had expectant management, fetal reduction to twins, or fetal reduction to a singleton...
June 23, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642008/concurrent-once-daily-versus-twice-daily-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-convert-an-open-label-phase-3-randomised-superiority-trial
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Corinne Faivre-Finn, Michael Snee, Linda Ashcroft, Wiebke Appel, Fabrice Barlesi, Adityanarayan Bhatnagar, Andrea Bezjak, Felipe Cardenal, Pierre Fournel, Susan Harden, Cecile Le Pechoux, Rhona McMenemin, Nazia Mohammed, Mary O'Brien, Jason Pantarotto, Veerle Surmont, Jan P Van Meerbeeck, Penella J Woll, Paul Lorigan, Fiona Blackhall
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the standard of care in limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, but the optimal radiotherapy schedule and dose remains controversial. The aim of this study was to establish a standard chemoradiotherapy treatment regimen in limited-stage small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: The CONVERT trial was an open-label, phase 3, randomised superiority trial. We enrolled adult patients (aged ≥18 years) who had cytologically or histologically confirmed limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-2, and adequate pulmonary function...
June 19, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641594/relationship-between-abdominal-obesity-and-alcohol-drinking-pattern-in-normal-weight-middle-aged-adults-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2013
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Kye-Yeung Park, Hoon-Ki Park, Hwan-Sik Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Abdominal obesity is associated with obesity-related health risks regardless of body weight. The present study aimed to determine whether alcohol drinking pattern is associated with abdominal obesity in normal-weight, middle-aged adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using complex sampling design analyses. SETTING: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which was conducted from 2008 to 2013. SUBJECTS: Normal-weight participants aged 40-69 years with BMI of 18·5-25·0 kg/m2 (n 11 289, 4491 men and 6798 women) were included...
June 23, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641576/euthanasia-for-people-with-psychiatric-disorders-or-dementia-in-belgium-analysis-of-officially-reported-cases
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Sigrid Dierickx, Luc Deliens, Joachim Cohen, Kenneth Chambaere
BACKGROUND: Euthanasia for people who are not terminally ill, such as those suffering from psychiatric disorders or dementia, is legal in Belgium under strict conditions but remains a controversial practice. As yet, the prevalence of euthanasia for people with psychiatric disorders or dementia has not been studied and little is known about the characteristics of the practice. This study aims to report on the trends in prevalence and number of euthanasia cases with a psychiatric disorder or dementia diagnosis in Belgium and demographic, clinical and decision-making characteristics of these cases...
June 23, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640695/gadolinium-brain-deposition-after-macrocyclic-gadolinium-administration-a-pediatric-case-control-study
#17
Daniel Tibussek, Christin Rademacher, Julian Caspers, Bernd Turowski, Jörg Schaper, Gerald Antoch, Dirk Klee
Purpose To determine whether signal intensity (SI) in T1 sequences as a potential indicator of gadolinium deposition increases after repeated administration of the macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) gadoteridol and gadoterate meglumine in a pediatric cohort. Materials and Methods This retrospective case-control study of children with brain tumors who underwent nine or more contrast material-enhanced brain magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies from 2008 to 2015 was approved by the local ethics board...
June 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640135/hospitalization-with-hypoglycemia-in-patients-without-diabetes-mellitus-a-retrospective-study-using-a-national-inpatient-database-in-japan-2008-2012
#18
Akahito Sako, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hidetaka Hamasaki, Hisayuki Katsuyama, Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Atsushi Goto, Hidekatsu Yanai
We aimed to examine prevalence, patient characteristics, etiology, and clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients who had hypoglycemia without a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, using a Japanese nationwide database.This was a retrospective observational study using a national database of acute-care inpatients in Japan. Nondiabetic patients aged ≥15 years who were hospitalized for hypoglycemia were eligible. We estimated the annual numbers of hospitalized cases in Japan. We also investigated the patient characteristics, and risk factors of in-hospital mortality...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639994/hiv-care-initiation-delay-among-rural-residents-in-the-southeastern-united-states-1996-to-2012
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B L W Lopes, J Eron, M J Mugavero, W Miller, S Napravnik
BACKGROUND: Delaying HIV care initiation may lead to greater morbidity, mortality and further HIV transmission. Rural residence may be associated with delayed diagnosis and linkage to care, with negative clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between rural patient residence and CD4 cell count at HIV care initiation in a large HIV clinical cohort in the Southeastern United States. METHODS: We included HIV-infected patients who initiated care between 1996-2012 with a geocodable address and no prior history of HIV clinical care...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639565/diagnostic-performance-of-the-genotype-mtbdrplus-and-mtbdrsl-assays-to-identify-tuberculosis-drug-resistance-in-eastern-china
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Qiao Liu, Guo-Li Li, Cheng Chen, Jian-Ming Wang, Leonardo Martinez, Wei Lu, Li-Mei Zhu
BACKGROUND: The WHO recently has recommended the GenoType MTBDRplus version 1.0 and MTBDRsl version 1.0 assays for widespread use in countries endemic with drug-resistant tuberculosis. Despite this, these assays have rarely been evaluated in China, where the burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis is among the highest globally. METHODS: Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates were obtained between January 2008 and December 2008. Isolates were tested for drug resistance against rifampicin (RFP) and isoniazid (INH) using the GenoType MTBDRplus assay and drug resistance against ethambutol (EMB), ofloxacin (OFX), and kanamycin (KM) using the Genotype MTBDRsl assay...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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