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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339910/rituximab-and-hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-hbsag-negative-anti-hbc-positive-kidney-transplant-recipients
#1
Juhan Lee, Jun Yong Park, Kyu Ha Huh, Beom Seok Kim, Myoung Soo Kim, Soon Il Kim, Hoon Sang Ahn, Yu Seun Kim
Background.: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation is a well-known complication of immunosuppressive therapy. Although rituximab is increasingly used for desensitization of ABO-incompatible or positive crossmatch kidney transplantation, the risk of HBV reactivation in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative/hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)-positive kidney transplant patients receiving rituximab desensitization remains undetermined. Methods.: We analysed 172 resolved HBV patients who underwent living donor kidney transplantation between 2008 and 2014...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339838/the-clinical-epidemiology-of-young-adults-starting-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-uk-presentation-management-and-survival-using-15-years-of-uk-renal-registry-data
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Alexander J Hamilton, Anna Casula, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Fergus J Caskey, Carol D Inward
Background: Clinical epidemiology data for young adults on renal replacement therapy (RRT) are lacking. While mostly transplanted, they have an increased risk of graft loss during young adulthood. Methods: We combined the UK Renal Registry paediatric and adult databases to describe patient characteristics, transplantation and survival for young adults. We grouped patients 11-30 years of age starting RRT from 1999 to 2008 by age band and examined their course during 5 years of follow-up...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339442/clinical-outcome-of-full-endoscopic-interlaminar-discectomy-for-single-level-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-minimum-of-5-year-follow-up
#3
Zhiming Tu, Ya Wei Li, Bing Wang, Guohua Lu, Lei Li, Lei Kuang, Yuliang Dai
BACKGROUND: Full-endoscopic interlaminar discectomy (FEID) is widely applied for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and satisfactory short-term outcomes have been achieved. However, the long-term evaluation for this technique is still lacking, especially the comparison between FEID and microendoscopic discectomy (MED). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of FEID technique in comparison with MED for single-level LDH with a minimum of 5-year follow-up...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338890/metabolic-syndrome-and-insulin-resistance-are-associated-with-frailty-in-older-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
#4
Raúl F Pérez-Tasigchana, Luz M León-Muñoz, Esther Lopez-Garcia, Juan L Gutierrez-Fisac, Martín Laclaustra, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Pilar Guallar-Castillón
Background: diabetes increases the risk of frailty that is a leading cause of disability and premature mortality in older people. Metabolic syndrome (MS) and insulin resistance (IR) are strong risk factors for diabetes and could, thus, lead to frailty. However, the association between MS or IR and frailty has barely been investigated. Methods: data were obtained from a cohort of 1,499 community-dwelling individuals aged ≥60, who were free of diabetes at 2008-10 and were followed up for 3...
March 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338663/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-blepharoptosis-in-korean-adult-population-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2011
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M H Kim, J Cho, D Zhao, K I Woo, Y-D Kim, S Kim, S W Yang
PurposeThis study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and associated factors of involutional blepharoptosis in a nationwide representative sample in Korea.MethodsCross-sectional study 20 941 Korean men and women 40 years of age and older who participated in last 2 years (2008 and 2009) of the 4th wave of the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) IV and the first 2 years (2010 and 2011) of KNHANES V. Ocular examinations were performed by ophthalmologists trained in procedure and grading methods, and blepharoptosis was defined as a marginal reflex distance <2 mm on either eye...
March 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338614/unintentional-injuries-and-violence-among-adults-in-northern-jordan-a-hospital-based-retrospective-study
#6
Manal M Alzghoul, Mohammed K Shakhatreh, Nihaya Al-Sheyab
Injuries (unintentional and intentional) are the main cause of death and disability worldwide, including Jordan. The main purpose of this hospital-based retrospective study was to identify characteristics, causes, and risk factors of unintentional injuries and violence among all adult patients who approached the Accidents and Emergency department because of injury in Northern Jordan. Data were collected retrospectively from four major hospitals from January 2008 to January 2013. A total of 2425 Jordanian individuals who accessed and were treated by the four hospitals were included in this study...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338513/restrictive-transfusion-practices-after-esophagectomy-are-associated-with-improved-outcome-a-review-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-general-thoracic-database
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Christopher W Towe, Brian C Gulack, Sunghee Kim, Vanessa P Ho, Yaron Perry, James M Donahue, Philip A Linden
OBJECTIVE: Blood transfusion has been associated with poor outcomes in many disciplines, yet transfusion practices and related outcomes in esophagectomy are unknown. We analyzed the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Database to determine patient factors associated with transfusion after esophagectomy, risk-adjusted variation in transfusion practice among institutions, and the association of transfusion practice with mortality. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer from October 2008 to December 31, 2014...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338364/indications-risk-of-lower-airway-infection-and-complications-to-pediatric-tracheotomy-report-from-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Christian Grønhøj, Birgitte Charabi, Christian von Buchwald, Thomas Hjuler
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric tracheotomy is potentially life-saving, the procedure is associated with high risk of complications, and indications have changed the last decade. We report indications, complications, and lower airway infections (LAIs) to pediatric tracheotomy performed at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: We identified all children (<18 years) who underwent tracheotomy at our institution during 2008-2015. A review of hospital records was performed to extract data on indication of the procedure, complications, and information on pre- and postoperative LAI...
March 24, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338234/extent-of-surgery-did-not-affect-recurrence-during-7-years-follow-up-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-sized-1-4-cm-preliminary-results
#9
Min Joo Kim, Myung-Chul Lee, Guk Haeng Lee, Hoon Sung Choi, Sun Wook Cho, Su-Jin Kim, Kyu Eun Lee, Young Joo Park, Do Joon Park
OBJECTIVE: There is debate whether hemithyroidectomy is sufficient for patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) sized 1-4 cm. Therefore, we investigated whether hemithyroidectomy affects recurrence rate compared with thyroidectomy in patients with PTC sized 1-4 cm. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. PATIENTS: We included 147 patients with 1-4 cm PTC who underwent hemithyroidectomy between 2004 and 2008. They were matched with 298 patients who underwent thyroidectomy, comparing age, sex, tumor size, multiplicity, and extrathyroidal extension status, and lymph node (LN) metastasis status...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337558/improving-on-the-diagnostic-characteristics-of-echocardiography-for-pulmonary-hypertension
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Kathleen Broderick-Forsgren, Clemontina A Davenport, Joseph A Sivak, Charles William Hargett, Michael C Foster, Andrew Monteagudo, Alicia Armour, Sudarshan Rajagopal, Kristine Arges, Eric J Velazquez, Zainab Samad
This retrospective study evaluated the diagnostic characteristics of a combination of echocardiographic parameters for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) estimation by echocardiography (echo) is used to screen for PH. However, the sensitivity of this method is suboptimal. We hypothesized that RVSP estimation in conjunction with other echo parameters would improve the value of echo for PH. The Duke Echo database was queried for adult patients with known or suspected PH who had undergone both echo and right heart catheterization (RHC) within a 24 h period between 1/1/2008 and 12/31/2013...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337095/routine-saline-infusion-sonohysterography-prior-to-assisted-conception-a-review-of-our-initial-experience
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G Obajimi, B Ogunkinle
Saline infusion sonohysterography has been employed to evaluate the uterine cavity prior to commencement of assisted conception.Intra-uterine lesions play an important role in the outcome of assisted conception procedures. A descriptive retrospective study of 760 patients who had saline infusion sonohysterography prior to assisted conception, between January 2008 and December, 2010. Forty-six percent of the patients had intra-uterine pathologies. Submucous fibroids accounted for almost half (48.57%) of the pathologies, followed by adhesions (28...
December 2016: Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336907/new-task-force-criteria-provide-evolution-in-diagnosis-of-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-in-patients-without-typical-progression-of-the-disease
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Mariana S Parahuleva, Jens Figiel, Holger Ahrens, Bernhard Schieffer, Dimitar Divchev, Ulrich Lüsebrink
BACKGROUND The original Task Force Criteria from 1994 for the clinical diagnosis of ARVC were highly specific and based on structural, histological, EKG, and familial features of disease. However, recommendations for clinical diagnosis and management of ARVC are sparse and lacked sensitivity for early disease. CASE REPORT Ventricular electrical instability and sudden cardiac death are the hallmarks of ARVC, and are often present before structural abnormalities. In this case report, we describe a patient who had detectable electrical abnormalities and structural changes that remained unchanged for over 10 years...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336582/high-mammographic-density-in-long-term-night-shift-workers-ddm-spain-var-ddm
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Ana Maria Pedraza-Flechas, Virginia Lope, Carmen Sánchez-Contador, Carmen Santamariña, Carmen Pedraz-Pingarrón, Pilar Moreo, María Ederra, Josefa Miranda-García, Carmen Vidal, Rafael Llobet, Nuria Aragonés, Dolores Salas-Trejo, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez
Background:Night-shift work (NSW) has been suggested as a possible cause of breast cancer (BC), and its association with mammographic density (MD), one of the strongest risk factors for BC, has been scarcely addressed. This study examined NSW and MD in Spanish women. Methods:The study covered 2752 women aged 45-68 years recruited in 2007-2008 in 7 population-based public BC screening centers, which included 243 women who had performed NSW for at least one year. Occupational data and information on potential confounders was collected by personal interview...
March 23, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336355/estimated-hiv-inter-test-interval-among-people-at-high-risk-for-hiv-infection-in-the-u-s
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Qian An, Ruiguang Song, Teresa J Finlayson, Cyprian Wejnert, Gabriela Paz-Bailey
INTRODUCTION: Knowing the HIV testing frequency and its temporal changes are central to evaluate public adherence to HIV testing recommendations and performance of HIV prevention programs. This study intended to estimate the mean HIV inter-test interval (ITI) and monitor its trends among men who have sex with men (MSM); people who inject drugs (PWID); and high-risk heterosexuals (HRH). METHODS: Using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data collected during 2008-2015, this analysis estimated the mean HIV ITI for each year by race/ethnicity and age among MSM, PWID, and HRH who reported the most recent HIV test date...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336325/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-is-underutilized-in-older-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Bartlomiej M Getta, Ashwin Kishtagari, Patrick Hilden, Martin S Tallman, Molly Maloy, Patrick Gonzales, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Miguel-Angel Perales, Sergio Giralt, Roni Tamari, Virginia Klimek
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is the only curative treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The proportion of MDS patients referred for transplant evaluation, those undergoing transplantation and the reasons for not undergoing transplant are unknown. In this retrospective analysis, pre-defined HCT eligibility and indications criteria were applied to 362 unselected patients with newly diagnosed MDS seen by Leukemia faculty between 2008 and 2015 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
March 20, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335616/predictors-of-cd4-health-and-viral-suppression-outcomes-for-formerly-homeless-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-scattered-site-supportive-housing
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Elizabeth A Bowen, James Canfield, Suzanne Moore, Midge Hines, Brent Hartke, Chrissy Rademacher
Stable housing is key to improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Though many formerly homeless HIV positive individuals reside in supportive housing, little research has examined biometric HIV health outcomes for residents of these programs. Through a community-based research partnership, this study analyzed secondary data from a Shelter Plus Care supportive housing program in Cincinnati, Ohio to examine the likelihood of participants achieving a healthy CD4 count (>500 cells/mm(3)) and viral suppression (viral load <200 copies/mL) while in supportive housing and to identify participant characteristics associated with these outcomes...
March 23, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334705/are-there-breast-cancer-patients-with-node-negative-small-tumours-who-do-not-benefit-from-adjuvant-systemic-therapy
#17
Tanja Stüber, Igor Novopashenny, Joachim Diessner, Catharina Bartmann, Roland Stein, Mathias Krockenberger, Sebastian Häusler, Wolfgang Janni, Rolf Kreienberg, Maria Blettner, Achim Wöckel, Manfred Wischnewsky
OBJECTIVE: To identify subgroups of patients with pT1 pN0 breast cancer (BC) who might not profit from adjuvant systemic therapy (AST). METHODS: Data of 3,774 pT1 pN0 BC patients from 17 certified BC centres within the BRENDA study group were collected between 1992 and 2008 and retrospectively analysed. Uni- and multivariate analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier methods and Cox regression models. RESULTS: 279 (7.4%) of the pT1 pN0 BC patients were T1a, 944 (25...
March 24, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334365/effect-of-kit-and-pdgfra-mutations-on-survival-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-treated-with-adjuvant-imatinib-an-exploratory-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Heikki Joensuu, Eva Wardelmann, Harri Sihto, Mikael Eriksson, Kirsten Sundby Hall, Annette Reichardt, Jörg T Hartmann, Daniel Pink, Silke Cameron, Peter Hohenberger, Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, Marcus Schlemmer, Sebastian Bauer, Bengt Nilsson, Raija Kallio, Jouni Junnila, Aki Vehtari, Peter Reichardt
Importance: Little is known about whether the duration of adjuvant imatinib influences the prognostic significance of KIT proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase (KIT) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRA) mutations. Objective: To investigate the effect of KIT and PDGFRA mutations on recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) treated with surgery and adjuvant imatinib. Design, Setting, and Participants: This exploratory study is based on the Scandinavian Sarcoma Group VIII/Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie (SSGXVIII/AIO) multicenter clinical trial...
March 23, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333794/route-of-delivery-in-women-with-stillbirth-results-from-the-stillbirth-collaborative-research-network
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Annelee Boyle, Jessica P Preslar, Carol J R Hogue, Robert M Silver, Uma M Reddy, Robert L Goldenberg, Barbara J Stoll, Michael W Varner, Deborah L Conway, George R Saade, Radek Bukowski, Donald J Dudley
OBJECTIVE: To describe delivery management of singleton stillbirths in a population-based, multicenter case series. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 611 women with singleton stillbirths at 20 weeks of gestation or greater from March 2006 to September 2008. Medical and delivery information was abstracted from medical records. Both antepartum and intrapartum stillbirths were included; these were analyzed both together and separately. The primary outcome was mode of delivery...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333253/resident-and-program-director-perceptions-of-aesthetic-training-in-plastic-surgery-residency-an-update
#20
Ahmed M Hashem, Joshua T Waltzman, Gehaan F D'Souza, Cagri Cakmakoglu, Kayshap Komarraju Tadisina, Jeffrey M Kenkel, James E Zins
Background: This is the third survey exploring the quality of cosmetic training in plastic surgery residency. We focused on determining: (1) the applied modalities and extent of resident exposure; and (2) resident confidence in performing variable cosmetic procedures. Objectives: To analyze trends in resident exposure and confidence in aesthetic plastic surgery procedures from the standpoint of program directors (PDs) and residents. Methods: The survey was developed and e-mailed to 424 residents enrolled in the ASAPS Residents Program and 95 PDs...
March 3, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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