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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728272/-the-level-of-asthma-control-in-china-from-a-national-asthma-control-survey
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J T Lin, W Q Wang, X Zhou, C Z Wang, M Huang, S X Cai, P Chen, Q C Lin, J Y Zhou, Y H Gu, Y D Yuan, D J Sun, X H Yang, L Yang, J M Huo, Z C Chen, P Jiang, J Zhang, X W Ye, H G Liu, H P Tang, R Y Liu, C T Liu, W Zhang, C P Hu, Y Q Chen, X J Liu, L M Dai, W Zhou, Y J Huang, J Y Xu
Objective: To assess the overall asthma control level in urban China. Methods: A multi-center, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey was carried out in 30 provinces in China (except Tibet). Asthmatic outpatients who met the inclusion criteria were recruited consecutively from 30 sub-centers from October 2015 to May 2016. Data of demographic characteristics, asthma control, asthma management, asthma exacerbations and self-management, and disease perception were collected by face-to-face interviews. Results: Totally 3 875 asthmatic outpatients were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728194/-relevance-of-living-wills-during-post-resuscitation-care
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Martin Christ, Katharina Isabel von Auenmüller, Martin Grett, Scharbanu Amirie, Michael Brand, Hans-Joachim Trappe
Background There is hardly any evidence about the influence of living wills on acute life-threatening disease like out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). We therefore initiated this study to quantify the percentage of victims of OHCA who's living wills are available during post-resuscitation care. Methods All victims of OHCA who were admitted to our hospital between January 1(st) 2008 and July 31(th) 2016 were identified by analysis of our central admission register. Data from individual patients were collected from the patient's health records and anonymously stored on a central database...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727543/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-radiogenomics-map-identifies-relationships-between-molecular-and-imaging-phenotypes-with-prognostic-implications
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Mu Zhou, Ann Leung, Sebastian Echegaray, Andrew Gentles, Joseph B Shrager, Kristin C Jensen, Gerald J Berry, Sylvia K Plevritis, Daniel L Rubin, Sandy Napel, Olivier Gevaert
Purpose To create a radiogenomic map linking computed tomographic (CT) image features and gene expression profiles generated by RNA sequencing for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and Methods A cohort of 113 patients with NSCLC diagnosed between April 2008 and September 2014 who had preoperative CT data and tumor tissue available was studied. For each tumor, a thoracic radiologist recorded 87 semantic image features, selected to reflect radiologic characteristics of nodule shape, margin, texture, tumor environment, and overall lung characteristics...
July 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727514/similarity-in-romantic-couples-drinking-motivations-and-drinking-behaviours
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Ivy-Lee L Kehayes, Sean P Mackinnon, Simon B Sherry, Kenneth E Leonard, Sherry H Stewart
BACKGROUND: Research suggests enhancement, conformity, social, coping-with-anxiety, and coping-with-depression drinking motives are linked to specific drinking outcomes in a theoretically-expected manner. Social learning theory suggests people who spend more time together emulate each other's behaviour to acquire reinforcing outcomes. The present study sought to integrate drinking motives theory and social learning theory to investigate similarity in drinking behaviours and drinking motives in romantic couples...
July 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727381/nephrometry-scores-and-perioperative-outcomes-following-robotic-partial-nephrectomy
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Renato B Corradi, Emily A Vertosick, Daniel P Nguyen, Antoni Vilaseca, Daniel D Sjoberg, Nicole Benfante, Lucas N Nogueira, Massimiliano Spaliviero, Karim A Touijer, Paul Russo, Jonathan A Coleman
OBJECTIVES: Based on imaging features, nephrometry scoring systems have been conceived to create a standardized and reproducible way to characterize renal tumor anatomy. However, less is known about which of these individual measures are important with regard to clinically relevant perioperative outcomes such as ischemia time (IT), estimated blood loss (EBL), length of hospital stay (LOS), and change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) after robotic partial nephrectomy (PN)...
July 20, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727204/comparison-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-results-before-and-after-implementation-of-bethesda-classification
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D Ozdemir, N Bestepe, S Faki, A Kilicarslan, O Parlak, R Ersoy, B Cakir
OBJECTIVE: The Bethesda classification was introduced in 2008 to provide standardisation in the evaluation of thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). We compared the diagnostic value of pre-Bethesda and Bethesda classification systems in the differentiation of benign and malignant thyroid nodules. METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent a thyroidectomy between June 2007 and June 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Nodules evaluated with FNAC before March 2010 were classified as pre-Bethesda (non-diagnostic, benign, indeterminate, suspicious for malignancy and malignant), and those evaluated after March 2010 were considered Bethesda (non-diagnostic, benign, atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance, follicular neoplasia/suspicious for follicular neoplasia, suspicious for malignancy and malignant)...
July 20, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726657/echocardiographic-characteristics-of-different-who-ish-cardiovascular-disease-risk-groups
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E Rukhadze, N Bregvadze-Tabagari, L Tvildiani
The objective of the study was to analyze association of echocardiographic TOD variables with the CVD risk groups defined by WHO/ISH. A cross-sectional study was conducted between (September 2008 - December 2010) Consecutive sample of 146 participants were enrolled in the study, 97 (66.4 %) women and (49) 33,6 % men, mean age. Study population was categorized in three groups according to WHO/ISH risk categories: Group 1 included population with risk less than 10% according to WHO/ISH, in Group 2 there were united two WHO/ISH risk categories (10-10...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726598/pandemic-related-health-behavior-repeat-episodes-of-influenza-like-illness-related-to-the-2009-h1n1-influenza-pandemic
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O Mgbere, K Ngo, S Khuwaja, M Mouzoon, A Greisinger, R Arafat, J Markee
The Houston Health Department (HHD) in Texas tracks influenza-like illness (ILI) in the community through its Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Program, which began in 2008. After the influenza A(H1N1) pandemic (pH1N1) in 2009, investigators sought to assess the feasibility of this program as a non-traditional data source for tracking and monitoring care-seeking activities. Through the process of characterizing and describing patients who had 'return visits', or who were considered the heaviest ILI-related care-utilizers, the investigators sought to understand the strengths and limitations of this data source...
July 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726327/changing-metrics-of-organ-procurement-organization-performance-in-order-to-increase-organ-donation-rates-in-the-united-states
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D Goldberg, M J Kallan, L Fu, M Ciccarone, J Ramirez, P Rosenberg, J Arnold, G Segal, K P Moritsugu, H Nathan, R Hasz, P L Abt
The shortage of deceased-donor organs is compounded by donation metrics that fail to account for the total pool of possible donors, leading to ambiguous donor statistics. We sought to assess potential metrics of organ procurement organizations (OPOs) utilizing data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2009-2012 and State Inpatient Databases (SIDs) from 2008-2014. A possible donor was defined as a ventilated inpatient death ≤75 years of age, without multi-organ system failure, sepsis, or cancer, whose cause of death was consistent with organ donation...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725981/certolizumab-pegol-was-effective-for-treating-residual-synovitis-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-therapeutic-monitoring-by-ultrasound
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Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Tohru Michitsuji, Atsushi Kawakami
We present the case of a 59-year-old female who developed rheumatoid arthritis in 2007. Right total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was performed in 2008. Although she was treated with methotrexate (MTX) after the operation, this treatment was insufficient. Infliximab (IFX) was introduced in 2001, and she achieved clinical remission. Left TKA was performed in October 2014. Because active synovitis was not detected by ultrasound after the operation, IFX was discontinued. She had been treated with MTX 8 mg weekly. However, arthralgia of the bilateral knees developed in March 2015...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724365/leflunomide-is-equally-efficacious-and-safe-compared-to-low-dose-rituximab-in-refractory-rheumatoid-arthritis-given-in-combination-with-methotrexate-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Harindu Wijesinghe, Priyadharshini Galappatthy, Rajiva de Silva, Suranjith L Seneviratne, Ushagowry Saravanamuttu, Preethi Udagama, Melanie Hart, Peter Kelleher, Upul Senerath, Rohini Fernandopulle, Lilani P Weerasekera, Lalith S Wijayaratne
BACKGROUND: The standard dose of rituximab used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is 1000 mg but recent studies have shown that low dose (500 mg) is also effective. Efficacy of low dose rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to first-line non-biologic Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs), compared to leflunomide is unknown. In a tertiary care referral setting, we conducted a randomized, double blind controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy and safety of low-dose rituximab-methotrexate combination with leflunomide-methotrexate combination...
July 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724322/predictors-of-urinary-incontinence-between-abdominal-obesity-and-non-obese-male-adults
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Dongmei Li, Yi Xu, Qingbin Nie, Yan Li, Gengsheng Mao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate factors that may be associated with urinary incontinence (UI) in abdominal obese and non-obese adult males. METHODS: Data were analyzed for 2671 men (≥40 years of age) who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005-2008). We define abdominal obesity as a waist circumference >102 cm. Men with Incontinence Severity Index ≥3 were defined as having UI. Logistic regression analyses were used to identify factors associated with stress and urge UI...
July 20, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724133/a-nationwide-analysis-of-cost-variation-for-autologous-free-flap-breast-reconstruction
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Jessica I Billig, Yiwen Lu, Adeyiza O Momoh, Kevin C Chung
Importance: Cost variation among hospitals has been demonstrated for surgical procedures. Uncovering these differences has helped guide measures taken to reduce health care spending. To date, the fiscal consequence of hospital variation for autologous free flap breast reconstruction is unknown. Objective: To investigate factors that influence cost variation for autologous free flap breast reconstruction. Design, Setting, and Participants: A secondary cross-sectional analysis was performed using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample database from 2008 to 2010...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723858/maternal-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-hospital-based-case-control-study-in-wuhan-china
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Zhihua Wan, Aifen Zhou, Huiping Zhu, Xiaofang Lin, Dan Hu, Songxu Peng, Bin Zhang, Yukai Du
GOALS: To examine the impact of maternal hepatitis B virus infection on pregnancy outcomes. BACKGROUND: Studies regarding hepatitis B virus infection and pregnancy outcomes are limited with inconsistent results, and none of them have evaluated the effect of maternal viral load in pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes. STUDY: A hospital-based case-control study was conducted. In total, 1728 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive women who delivered consecutively at Wuhan Women and Children Medical and Healthcare Center, Wuhan, China, from June 2008 to May 2015, were compared with 1497 HBsAg-negative women giving birth in the same hospital during the same period who were randomly identified and selected from the computerized medical record database in parallel...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723493/proteinuria-in-patients-undergoing-renal-cancer-surgery-impact-on-overall-survival-and-stability-of-renal-function
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Zhiling Zhang, Juping Zhao, Joseph Zabell, Erick Remer, Jianbo Li, Jack Campbell, Wen Dong, Diego Aguilar Palacios, Tulsi Patel, Sevag Demirjian, Steven C Campbell
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is included in the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) risk stratification for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population. However, the importance of proteinuria in patients with renal cancer has not been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic impact of preoperative proteinuria on overall survival (OS) and renal function stability (RFS) for patients managed with renal cancer surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: From 1999 to 2008, 977 patients who underwent renal cancer surgery had preoperative data recorded for the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimated using the CKD Epidemiology Collaboration equation (G1 ≥90, G2 60-89, G3a 45-59, G3b 30-44, G4 15-29, and G5 <15ml/min/1...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722532/bi-institutional-retrospective-study-on-the-demographics-and-basic-clinical-presentation-of-hidrocystomas
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Michelle Maeng, Paul Petrakos, Mei Zhou, Benjamin Levine, Gary Lelli, Pete Setabutr
Hidrocystomas are benign, cystic lesions of eccrine and apocrine sweat glands. The literature on hidrocystomas is sparse, consisting of a handful of case reports and limited retrospective reviews. This is the first known bi-institutional, retrospective, chart review aimed to elucidate the demographics and basic clinical presentation of hidrocystomas. Medical records of adult patients with a pathological diagnosis of hidrocystoma from September 1, 2008 to August 1, 2015 in the Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (UIC) and Department of Ophthalmology of Weill Cornell Medical College (Cornell) were reviewed...
July 19, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720671/the-impact-of-ventilator-associated-events-in-critically-ill-subjects-with-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Hidetsugu Kobayashi, Shigehiko Uchino, Masanori Takinami, Shoichi Uezono
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a surveillance definition for respiratory complications in ventilated patients, ventilator-associated events (VAE), to replace ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). VAE consists of ventilator-associated conditions (VAC), infection-related ventilator-associated complications (IVAC), and possible VAP. A duration of mechanical ventilation of at least 4 d is required to diagnose VAE. However, the observed duration of mechanical ventilation was < 4 d in many previous studies...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720389/exposure-to-pesticide-as-a-risk-factor-for-depression-a-population-based-longitudinal-study-in-korea
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Sang-Baek Koh, Tae Hui Kim, Seongho Min, Kyungsuk Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Jung Ran Choi
BACKGROUND: Exposure to pesticides is associated with mental disorders, including depression, especially among occupationally exposed populations, such as farmers. The results of experimental studies ascribed the negative effects of pesticides on mental health to their neurotoxic and endocrine-disrupting activities. PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the association between the risk of depression and high- or low-level exposure to pesticides in a rural population...
July 15, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719811/risk-of-secondary-malignancies-after-radiation-therapy-for-breast-cancer-comprehensive-results
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Lindsay M Burt, Jian Ying, Matthew M Poppe, Gita Suneja, David K Gaffney
GOALS: To assess risks of secondary malignancies in breast cancer patients who received radiation therapy compared to patients who did not. METHODS: The SEER database was used to identify females with a primary diagnosis of breast cancer as their first malignancy, during 1973-2008. We excluded patients with metastatic disease, age <18 years, no definitive surgical intervention, ipsilateral breast cancer recurrence, or who developed a secondary malignancy within 1 year of diagnosis...
July 15, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718303/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-management-and-its-impact-on-falls
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Kiran Jumani, Jason Powell
INTRODUCTION: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness in the elderly. This has been identified as a risk factor in falls. Falls are the leading cause of disability and the leading cause of death from injury among people over 75 in the UK. METHODS: We assessed the effect of BPPV treatment on falls in an elderly population by retrospectively reviewing one unit's experience of BPPV management over an 8-year period from June 2008 to June 2016...
August 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
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