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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338305/prostate-cancer-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Benjamin A Sherer, Krishnan Warrior, Karl Godlewski, Martin Hertl, Oyedolamu Olaitan, Ajay Nehra, Leslie Allan Deane
As patients with end-stage renal disease are receiving renal allografts at older ages, the number of male renal transplant recipients (RTRs) being diagnosed with prostate cancer (CaP) is increasing. Historically, the literature regarding the management of CaP in RTR's is limited to case reports and small case series. To date, there are no standardized guidelines for screening or management of CaP in these complex patients. To better understand the unique characteristics of CaP in the renal transplant population, we performed a literature review of PubMed, without date limitations, using a combination of search terms including prostate cancer, end stage renal disease, renal transplantation, prostate cancer screening, prostate specific antigen kinetics, immunosuppression, prostatectomy, and radiation therapy...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326311/increased-incidence-of-adult-pneumococcal-pneumonia-during-school-holiday-periods
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Priya Daniel, Chamira Rodrigo, Thomas Bewick, Carmen Sheppard, Sonia Greenwood, Tricia M McKeever, Mary Slack, Wei Shen Lim
Child contact is a recognised risk factor for adult pneumococcal disease. Peaks in invasive pneumococcal disease incidence observed during winter holidays may be related to changes in social dynamics. This analysis was conducted to examine adult pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) incidence during school holiday periods. Between September 2008 and 2013, consecutive adults admitted to hospitals covering the Greater Nottingham area with a diagnosis of CAP were studied. Pneumococcal pneumonia was detected using culture and antigen detection methods...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322282/maternal-immune-activation-dysregulation-of-the-fetal-brain-transcriptome-and-relevance-to-the-pathophysiology-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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M V Lombardo, H M Moon, J Su, T D Palmer, E Courchesne, T Pramparo
Maternal immune activation (MIA) via infection during pregnancy is known to increase risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, it is unclear how MIA disrupts fetal brain gene expression in ways that may explain this increased risk. Here we examine how MIA dysregulates rat fetal brain gene expression (at a time point analogous to the end of the first trimester of human gestation) in ways relevant to ASD-associated pathophysiology. MIA downregulates expression of ASD-associated genes, with the largest enrichments in genes known to harbor rare highly penetrant mutations...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319511/the-first-us-clinical-experience-with-computer-assisted-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-observational-comparative-study-on-efficacy-safety-efficiency-and-endoscopist-and-patient-satisfaction
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Otto S Lin, Richard A Kozarek, Deborah Tombs, Danielle La Selva, Wade Weigel, Ryan Beecher, Ana Jensen, Michael Gluck, Andrew Ross
BACKGROUND: Computer-assisted propofol sedation (CAPS) is now approved for moderate sedation of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I and II patients undergoing routine endoscopy. As the first US medical center to adopt CAPS for routine clinical use, we compared patient and endoscopist satisfaction with CAPS versus midazolam and fentanyl (MF) sedation. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective outpatient upper endoscopy and colonoscopy with CAPS were compared with concurrent patients sedated with MF...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317280/tobacco-use-and-outcome-in-radical-prostatectomy-patients
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Alexandra Curtis, Rochelle Payne Ondracek, Christine Murekeyisoni, Eric Kauffman, James Mohler, James Marshall
Cigarette smoking has been consistently associated with increased risk of overall mortality, but the importance of smoking for patients with prostate cancer (CaP) who are candidates for curative radical prostatectomy (RP) has received less attention. This retrospectively designed cohort study investigated the association of smoking history at RP with subsequent CaP treatment outcomes and overall mortality. A total of 1981 patients who underwent RP at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) between 1993 and 2014 were studied...
March 20, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316280/predicting-fitness-to-practise-events-in-international-medical-graduates-who-registered-as-uk-doctors-via-the-professional-and-linguistic-assessments-board-plab-system-a-national-cohort-study
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Paul A Tiffin, Lewis W Paton, Lazaro M Mwandigha, John C McLachlan, Jan Illing
BACKGROUND: International medical graduates working in the UK are more likely to be censured in relation to fitness to practise compared to home graduates. Performance on the General Medical Council's (GMC's) Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) tests and English fluency have previously been shown to predict later educational performance in this group of doctors. It is unknown whether the PLAB system is also a valid predictor of unprofessional behaviour and malpractice...
March 20, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304220/high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-a-correlation-study-with-histopathology
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Zhangyong Xia, Hua Yang, Xiaochun Yuan, Jiyue Wang, Shigang Zhang, Liyong Zhang, Yang Qu, Jun Chen, Liqun Jiao, Le-Xin Wang, Yifeng Du
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to utilize high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the characteristics of stable and vulnerable carotid arteriosclerotic plaques, with correlations to histopathological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: High-resolution MRI was performed in 817 patients, using three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography. Plaque composition was evaluated by measuring the areas occupied by calcification, a lipid-rich necrotic core, intra-plaque haemorrhage, and fibrous cap rupture...
March 17, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297800/-a-clinical-study-of-the-association-between-hepatic-controlled-attenuation-parameter-and-metabolic-syndrome
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W L Sun, C G Sun, G Y Chen, Q Pan, J Zeng, P P Shan, J G Fan
Objective: To investigate the association between hepatic controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and the correlation of CAP and its changes with the incidence of MetS. Methods: A total of 2461 subjects who underwent physical examination from July 2013 to September 2015 were enrolled. Spearman correlation analysis was used to investigate the correlation of CAP with the number of MetS components and each MetS component, and the chi-square test was used to investigate the prevalence rates of MetS and each component under different CAP levels...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296762/effect-on-mother-and-child-of-eculizumab-given-before-caesarean-section-in-a-patient-with-severe-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-case-report
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Alice Gustavsen, Lillemor Skattum, Grethe Bergseth, Bjorg Lorentzen, Yngvar Floisand, Vidar Bosnes, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Andreas Barratt-Due
RATIONALE: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in pregnancy may trigger the life-threatening catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). Complement activation is implicated in the pathogenesis, and inhibition of complement factor C5 is suggested as an additional treatment option. PATIENT CONCERNS, DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTIONS: We present a pregnant patient treated with the C5-inhibitor eculizumab due to high risk of developing devastating APS-related complications...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296249/association-between-non-invasively-diagnosed-hepatic-steatosis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-chinese-adults-at-a-health-check-up
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Jing Zeng, Chao Sun, Wan-Lu Sun, Guang-Yu Chen, Qin Pan, Shi-Yan Yan, Zheng-Jie Xu, Yuan-Wen Chen, Jian-Gao Fan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and prevalent chronic kidney disease (CKD) using controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) and fatty liver index (FLI) values in Chinese adults undergoing a health check-up. METHODS: A total of 731 adults without diabetes or significant alcohol consumption who underwent routine health evaluations were included. The eGFR, CAP, FLI and abdominal ultrasonography results were assessed...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292337/primary-tooth-vital-pulp-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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James A Coll, N Sue Seale, Kaaren Vargas, Abdullah A Marghalani, Shahad Al Shamali, Laurel Graham
PURPOSE: This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed outcomes in primary teeth for the vital pulp therapy (VPT) options of indirect pulp therapy (IPT), direct pulp capping (DPC), and pulpotomy after a minimum of 12 months to determine whether one VPT was superior. METHODS: The following databases were searched from 1960 to September 2016: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, EBSCO, ICTRP, Dissertation abstracts, and grey literature for parallel and split-mouth randomized controlled trials of at least 12 months duration comparing the success of IPT, DPC, and pulpotomy in children with deep caries in primary teeth...
January 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292282/metabolic-risk-management-physical-exercise-and-lifestyle-counselling-in-low-active-adults-controlled-randomized-trial-bellugat
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Assumpta Ensenyat, Gemma Espigares-Tribo, Leonardo Machado, Francisco José Verdejo, Rosa Rodriguez-Arregui, José Serrano, Marta Miret, Gisela Galindo, Alfonso Blanco, Josep-Ramon Marsal, Susana Sarriegui, Xenia Sinfreu-Bergues, Noemi Serra-Paya
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different doses (intensity) of supervised exercise training - concomitant with lifestyle counselling - as a primary care intervention tool for the management of metabolic syndrome risk factors in low-active adults with one or more such factors (programme name in Catalan: Bellugat de CAP a peus). METHODS/DESIGN: Three-arm, randomized controlled clinical trial implemented in the primary care setting, with a duration of 40 weeks (16 weeks intervention and 24-week follow-up)...
March 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285093/associations-of-central-aortic-pressure-and-brachial-blood-pressure-with-flow-mediated-dilatation-in-apparently-healthy-japanese-men-the-circulatory-risk-in-communities-study-circs
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Keyang Liu, Renzhe Cui, Ehab S Eshak, Meishan Cui, Jia-Yi Dong, Masahiko Kiyama, Takeo Okada, Akihiko Kitamura, Mitsumasa Umesawa, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Hironori Imano, Tetsuya Ohira, Hiroyasu Iso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endothelial dysfunction is considered the first stage in the development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, and brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a measure of endothelial function. It is uncertain which of central systolic aortic pressure (CAP) or brachial systolic blood pressure (SBP) is more strongly associated with FMD. Therefore, we examined the correlations of CAP and SBP with FMD in Japanese men. METHODS: The study subjects comprised 507 male volunteers aged 30-79 years that were residents in two communities under the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS) between 2013 and 2015...
February 27, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284118/agricultural-pesticides-and-veterinary-substances-in-uruguayan-beeswax
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Jorge Harriet, Juan Pablo Campá, Mauricio Grajales, Christophe Lhéritier, Antonio Gómez Pajuelo, Yamandú Mendoza-Spina, Leonidas Carrasco-Letelier
Over the last decade, Uruguay has expanded and intensified its rainfed crop production. This process has affected beekeeping in several ways: for example, by reducing the space available. This has increased the density of apiaries, the risk of varroosis and acaricide use. Additionally, the dominance of no-tillage crops has increased the frequencies of application and of loads of pesticides in regions where such crops share the land with beekeeping and honey production. Therefore, the exposure of bees to xenobiotics (agricultural pesticides and veterinary products) has increased in line with pollution of hives and their products...
February 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281915/burden-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-over-18%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Filiz Kosar, Devrim Emel Alici, Basak Hacibedel, Burcu Arpınar Yigitbas, Pejman Golabi, Caglar Cuhadaroglu
This study aimed to determine the economic burden and affecting factors in adult community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients (≥18 years) by retrospectively evaluating the data of two centers in Istanbul province, Turkey. Data of outpatients and inpatients with CAP from January 2013 through June 2014 were evaluated. The numbers of laboratory analyses, imaging, hospitalization days, and specialist visits were multiplied by the relevant unit costs and the costs of the relevant items per patient were obtained...
March 10, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279864/prevalence-and-determinants-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-anxiety-and-depression-symptoms-in-street-children-survivors-of-the-2010-earthquake-in-haiti-four-years-after
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Daniel Derivois, Jude Mary Cénat, Nephtalie Eva Joseph, Amira Karray, Khadija Chahraoui
Working with street children and adolescents who lived through the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, this paper aims to assess the prevalence of symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression in relation to peritraumatic distress, and age, and to explore other risk factors and socio-demographic characteristics, four years after the events. Between March and June 2014, with a sample of 128 children and adolescents (120 boys and 8 girls) aged between 7 and 18, of an average age of 13.88 (SD=2.15), all living on the streets of Port-au-Prince, we used the following scales: the Trauma Exposure (TE), the Life Events Subscale of the CAPS; the Peritraumatic Distress Inventory (PDI); the Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-13) and the Children Depression Inventory (CDI); (BAI)...
March 6, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279371/carotid-plaque-lipid-content-and-fibrous-cap-status-predict-systemic-cv-outcomes-the-mri-substudy-in-aim-high
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Jie Sun, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Niranjan Balu, Moni B Neradilek, Daniel A Isquith, Kiyofumi Yamada, Gádor Cantón, John R Crouse, Todd J Anderson, John Huston, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel S Hippe, Nayak L Polissar, Chun Yuan, Thomas S Hatsukami
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether and what carotid plaque characteristics predict systemic cardiovascular outcomes in patients with clinically established atherosclerotic disease. BACKGROUND: Advancements in atherosclerosis imaging have allowed assessment of various plaque characteristics, some of which are more directly linked to the pathogenesis of acute cardiovascular events compared to plaque burden. METHODS: As part of the event-driven clinical trial AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes), subjects with clinically established atherosclerotic disease underwent multicontrast carotid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect plaque tissue composition and high-risk features...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279067/re-stratification-of-patients-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer-according-to-the-nccn-guidelines-among-patients-who-underwent-radical-prostatectomy-an-analysis-based-on-the-k-cap-registry
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Kwang Suk Lee, Kyo Chul Koo, In Young Choi, Ji Youl Lee, Jun Hyuk Hong, Choung-Soo Kim, Hyun Moo Lee, Sung Kyu Hong, Seok-Soo Byun, Koon Ho Rha, Byung Ha Chung
Purpose: The present study aimed to re-stratify patients with high-risk prostate cancer according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines among patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP). Materials and Methods: This study used the Korean Prostate Cancer Database registry and identified 1,060 patients with high-risk prostate cancer who underwent RP between May 2001 and April 2013. All patients were categorized into risk groups, and subgroups were identified according to the type and number of high-risk factors...
March 7, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277807/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-transient-elastography-in-the-management-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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Ma Ai Thanda Han, Rola Saouaf, Walid Ayoub, Tsuyoshi Todo, Edward Mena, Mazen Noureddin
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis worldwide and the second most common cause of liver transplantation in major medical centers. Because liver steatosis and fibrosis severity are related to disease morbidity and mortality, the extent of disease, and disease progression, they need to be assessed and monitored. In addition, innovation with new drug developments requires disease staging and monitoring in both phase 2 and 3 clinical trials. Currently, disease assessment in both clinical practice and research is mostly performed by liver biopsy, an invasive, procedure with risks...
April 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275940/physician-and-patient-radiation-exposure-during-endovascular-procedures
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Andrew M Goldsweig, J Dawn Abbott, Herbert D Aronow
Endovascular procedures expose both patients and physicians to fluoroscopic ionizing radiation that carries a dose-dependent risk of acute toxicity and a small, but demonstrable, long-term risk of malignancy due to resultant genetic mutations. Exposure doses vary widely based upon patient-related factors including body size and anatomic complexity, operator technique, procedure type (diagnostic vs. therapeutic), vascular bed imaged, and imaging equipment employed. Effective dosage may vary as much as 200-fold for physicians and 20-fold for patients depending upon the procedure: for example, complex aortic interventions with branched graft devices may convey mean effective doses of more than 0...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
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