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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346522/decline-in-lung-function-rather-than-baseline-lung-function-is-associated-with-the-development-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-six-year-longitudinal-study
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Soo Kyoung Kim, Ji Cheol Bae, Jong-Ha Baek, Jae Hwan Jee, Kyu Yeon Hur, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim
This study was conducted to investigate whether baseline lung function or change in lung function is associated with the development of metabolic syndrome (MS) in Koreans. We analyzed clinical and laboratory data from 3,768 Koreans aged 40-60 years who underwent medical check-ups over a six-year period between 2006 and 2012. We calculated the percent change in forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) over the study period. We tested for an association between baseline lung function or lung function change during the follow-up period and the development of MS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346495/the-incidence-and-prevalence-of-pterygium-in-south-korea-a-10-year-population-based-korean-cohort-study
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Tyler Hyungtaek Rim, Min Jae Kang, Moonjung Choi, Kyoung Yul Seo, Sung Soo Kim
Although numerous population-based studies have reported the prevalences and risk factors for pterygium, information regarding the incidence of pterygium is scarce. This population-based cohort study aimed to evaluate the South Korean incidence and prevalence of pterygium. We retrospectively obtained data from a nationally representative sample of 1,116,364 South Koreans in the Korea National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC). The associated sociodemographic factors were evaluated using multivariable Cox regression analysis, and the hazard ratios and confidence intervals were calculated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346288/day-surgery-for-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-a-prospective-series-of-102-patients
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Christian Hobeika, Thevy Hor, Nathalie Chereau, Anais Laforest, Radu Bachmann, Isabelle Sourouille, Najim Chafai, Yann Parc, Marc Beaussier, Jérémie H Lefèvre
AIM: To report the results of a consecutive series of day surgery appendectomy (DSA) for acute appendicitis. METHODS: Selection criteria for DSA were as follows: body mass index<28 kg/m, white cell count <15,000/mL, C-reactive protein<30 mg/L, no radiological signs of perforation, and appendix diameter ≤10 mm. All patients with radiologically proven appendicitis and 4 or 5 criteria were proposed for DSA and prospectively included. RESULTS: A total of 102 patients (female=39...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345544/retinal-vascular-morphological-changes-in-patients-with-extremely-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Xiao-Yi Wang, Shuang Wang, Xue Liu, Xiu Ding, Meng Li, De-Min Han
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has been shown to generate hypertension and endothelial dysfunction. Retinal vessel is the only vessel that can be observed directly and noninvasively; retinal vascular abnormalities can serve as a predictive marker for the occurrence, clinical course, and prognosis of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to identify the effect of OSAS severity on the morphological changes of retinal vessels. METHODS: Adult patients complained of snoring were included in this study...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345413/development-of-a-tool-to-predict-outcome-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
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M Naomi Dugard, Jan Herman Kuiper, Jane Parker, Sally Roberts, Eric Robinson, Paul Harrison, James B Richardson
Objective The study had 2 objectives: first, to evaluate the success of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in terms of incidence of surgical re-intervention, including arthroplasty, and investigate predictors of successful treatment outcome. The second objective was to derive a tool predicting a patient's arthroplasty risk following ACI. Design In this Level II, prognostic study, 170 ACI-treated patients (110 males [aged 36.8 ± 9.4 years]; 60 females [aged 38.1 ± 10.2 years]) completed a questionnaire about further surgery on their knee treated with ACI 10...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345223/impact-of-age-and-mismatch-repair-status-on-survival-in-colorectal-cancer
#6
Pan Li, Zhi-Tao Xiao, Todd A Braciak, Qing-Jian Ou, Gong Chen, Fuat S Oduncu
Previous studies have suggested that deficiencies in mismatch repair genes (dMMR) often occur in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and contribute to disease etiology. Here, we looked for a correlation of MMR status to disease outcomes from a large number of Chinese CRC patients stratified by the age of onset of disease. A total of 2233 CRC patients were analyzed and tissue biopsies of surgically removed tumors scored for MMR gene status. The patient distribution after classification consisted of 188 younger aged patients (20-39 years of age), 1024 middle aged patients (40-59 years of age), and 1020 older aged patients (60-85 years of age)...
March 27, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344790/prognostic-factors-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-survival-after-radiofrequency-ablation-a-us-population-based-study
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Mohamed Abd El-Fattah, Mohamed Aboelmagd, Mohammed Elhamouly
OBJECTIVE: To determine the survival outcome and prognostic factors of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) survival in patients who underwent radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database was queried: There were 2588 HCC patients from 2004 to 2012 who underwent RFA. The Kaplan-Meier curves and the multivariate Cox regression analysis were used to assess the prognostic factors. RESULTS: With a median follow-up of 20 months, the 1-, 3- and 5-year overall survival (OS) rates were: 83%, 51% and 33%...
March 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344760/severe-pulmonary-hypertension-in-aging-female-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-is-rescued-by-estrogen-replacement-therapy
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Soban Umar, Rod Partow-Navid, Gregoire Ruffenach, Andrea Iorga, Shayan Moazeni, Mansoureh Eghbali
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is a multifunctional protein, and its deficiency leads to the development of atherosclerosis in mice. Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) have reduced expression of ApoE in lung tissue. ApoE is known to inhibit endothelial and smooth muscle cell proliferation and has anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet aggregation properties. Young ApoE-deficient mice have been shown to develop PH on high fat diet. The combined role of female sex and aging in the development of PH has not been investigated before...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344063/asthma-is-associated-with-subsequent-development-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-population-based-case-control-study
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M Ellen Kuenzig, Cheryl Barnabe, Cynthia H Seow, Bertus Eksteen, Maria E Negron, Ali Rezaie, Remo Panaccione, Eric I Benchimol, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, J Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, Gilaad G Kaplan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Asthma and the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) each arise through complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors, and share many environmental risk factors. We examined the association between asthma and Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. METHODS: We performed a population-based case-control study using health administrative data from the province of Alberta, Canada. The odds of a diagnosis of asthma preceding the diagnosis of either Crohn's disease (n=3087) or ulcerative colitis (n=2377) were compared with the odds of diagnosis of asthma among persons without IBD (n=402,800) using logistic regression...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343723/-the-search-for-electrophysiological-predictors-of-visual-comfort-after-presbyopia-correction-with-contact-lenses
#10
A El Ameen, S Majzoub, P-J Pisella
Starting at 40 years of age, prespyopia affects a quarter of the world population. Many techniques of presbyopia surgery have emerged in recent years. The purpose of this study was to compare monovision and multifocality and to identify clinical and electrophysiological predictive markers of visual comfort for each correction available in clinical practice. Ten presbyopic patients participated in this study. Patients received monovision and multifocal correction using contact lenses for three weeks each in a random order...
March 24, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343618/analysis-of-sexual-function-of-patients-with-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis-through-self-administered-questionnaires-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fernando Henrique Carlos de Souza, Daniel Brito de Araújo, Clovis Artur Silva, Renata Miossi, Carmita Helena Najjar Abdo, Eloisa Bonfá, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo
INTRODUCTION: To date, there are no descriptions in the literature on gynecologic and sexual function evaluation in female patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). OBJECTIVE: To assess sexual function in female patients with DM/PM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a monocentric, cross-sectional study in which 23 patients (16 DM and 7 PM), with ages between 18 and 40 years, were compared to 23 healthy women of the same age group...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343213/gross-hematuria-is-more-common-in-male-and-older-patients-with-renal-tuberculosis-in-china-a-single-center-15-year-clinical-experience
#12
Yudong Cao, Yu Fan, Yuke Chen, Zheng Zhao, Yi Song, Cheng Shen, Xin Li, Haichao Huang, Wei Yu, Jie Jin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the clinical features of renal tuberculosis and identify the age- and gender-related differences. METHODS: A total of 419 patients at the Peking University First Hospital from January 2000 to July 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Data on demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, complications, laboratory results, radiologic imaging, surgical procedures, and pathology features were collected and compared between genders and 3 different age groups (under 40 years, 41-60, years and over 60 years)...
March 25, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342508/gender-smoking-body-size-and-aneurysm-geometry-influence-the-biomechanical-rupture-risk-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-as-estimated-by-finite-element-analysis
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Moritz Lindquist Liljeqvist, Rebecka Hultgren, Antti Siika, T Christian Gasser, Joy Roy
OBJECTIVE: Finite element analysis (FEA) has been suggested to be superior to maximal diameter measurements in predicting rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Our objective was to investigate to what extent previously described rupture risk factors were associated with FEA-estimated rupture risk. METHODS: One hundred forty-six patients with an asymptomatic AAA of a 40- to 60-mm diameter were retrospectively identified and consecutively included. The patients' computed tomography angiograms were analyzed by FEA without (neutral) and with (specific) input of patient-specific mean arterial pressure (MAP), gender, family history, and age...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342319/absolute-spike-frequency-as-a-predictor-of-surgical-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Ly Ngo, Michael R Sperling, Christopher Skidmore, Scott Mintzer, Maromi Nei
PURPOSE: Frequent interictal epileptiform abnormalities may correlate with poor prognosis after temporal lobe resection for refractory epilepsy. To date, studies have focused on limited resections such as selective amygdalohippocampectomy and apical temporal lobectomy without hippocampectomy. However, it is unclear whether the frequency of spikes predicts outcome after standard anterior temporal lobectomy. METHOD: Preoperative scalp video-EEG monitoring data from patients who subsequently underwent anterior temporal lobectomy over a three year period and were followed for at least one year were reviewed for the frequency of interictal epileptiform abnormalities...
March 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342103/survival-and-prognostic-factors-after-adjuvant-131-iodine-labeled-lipiodol-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-106-patients-over-20-years
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Jonathan Olesinski, François Mithieux, Olivier Guillaud, Marie-Noëlle Hilleret, Catherine Lombard-Bohas, Luc Henry, Olivier Boillot, Thomas Walter, Christian Partensky, Pierre Paliard, Pierre-Jean Valette, Jean-Philippe Vuillez, Françoise Borson-Chazot, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Jérôme Dumortier
OBJECTIVE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has high recurrence rate after curative treatment. The aim of the present study was to report our experience with adjuvant use of (131)I-lipiodol after curative treatment of HCC in terms of recurrence and survival in a large cohort of patients with a long follow-up. METHODS: All patients treated with (131)I-lipiodol after curative treatment of HCC in two French centers from 1991 to 2009 were included in a retrospective cohort study...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341937/percutaneous-needle-biopsy-of-mediastinal-masses-under-c-arm-conebeam-ct-guidance-diagnostic-performance-and-safety
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Chiara Floridi, Alfonso Reginelli, Raffaella Capasso, Enrico Fumarola, Filippo Pesapane, Antonio Barile, Marcello Zappia, Ferdinando Caranci, Luca Brunese
The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous needle biopsy of mediastinal masses under conebeam computed tomography (CBCT) and "XperGuide" navigation guidance. From September 2013 to April 2016, 40 patients (25 men and 15 women; mean age 52.5 years; range 18.7-86.4 years) with 40 mediastinal masses underwent CBCT-/"XperGuide"-guided percutaneous needle biopsies. Technical success, sensibility, specificity, positive predictive value (ppv), negative predictive value (npv) and complications rate were evaluated...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341879/intra-articular-findings-in-symptomatic-minor-instability-of-the-lateral-elbow-smile
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Paolo Arrigoni, Davide Cucchi, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Usman Butt, Marc R Safran, Patrick Denard, Pietro Randelli
PURPOSE: Lateral epicondylitis is generally considered an extra-articular condition. The role of minor instability in the aetiology of lateral elbow pain has rarely been considered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation of lateral ligamentous laxity with aspects of intra-articular lateral elbow pathology and investigate the role of minor instability in lateral elbow pain. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive patients aged between 20 and 60 years with recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis who had failed conservative therapy and had no previous trauma or overt instability, were included...
March 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341835/investigation-and-manipulation-of-metabolically-active-methanogen-community-composition-during-rumen-development-in-black-goats
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Zuo Wang, Chijioke O Elekwachi, Jinzhen Jiao, Min Wang, Shaoxun Tang, Chuanshe Zhou, Zhiliang Tan, Robert J Forster
This study was performed to investigate the initial colonization of metabolically active methanogens and subsequent changes in four fractions: the rumen solid-phase (RS), liquid-phase (RL), protozoa-associated (RP), and epithelium-associated (RE) from 1 to 60 d after birth, and manipulate methanogen community by early weaning on 40 d and supplementing rhubarb from 40 to 60 d in black goats. The RNA-based real-time quantitative PCR and 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing were employed to indicate the metabolically active methanogens...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341389/visual-outcomes-and-complications-of-cataract-surgery-with-primary-implantation-in-infants
#19
L Vera, N Lambert, J Sommet, R Boulkedid, C Alberti, E Bui Quoc
PURPOSE: To describe the visual results and postoperative complications of cataract surgery with primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation performed in infants and to determine possible predictive factors related to poor visual outcome. METHODS: A retrospective consecutive case series of cataract surgeries with primary IOL implantation in infants was performed. Visual outcome and postoperative complications were recorded. A final visual acuity>0.5 logMAR was considered as a poor visual outcome...
March 21, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341282/the-state-of-the-surgical-workforce-in-brazil
#20
Mário C Scheffer, Aline G A Guilloux, Alicia Matijasevich, Benjamin B Massenburg, Saurabh Saluja, Nivaldo Alonso
BACKGROUND: A critical insufficiency of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and obstetricians exists around the world, leaving billions of people without access to safe operative care. The distribution of the surgical workforce in Brazil, however, is poorly described and rarely assessed. Though the surgical workforce is only one element in the surgical system, this study aimed to map and characterize the distribution of the surgical workforce in Brazil in order to stimulate discussion on future surgical policy reforms...
February 2017: Surgery
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