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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814424/hospitalisation-of-preterm-infants-with-pertussis-in-the-context-of-a-maternal-vaccination-programme-in-england
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Lisa Byrne, Helen Campbell, Nick Andrews, Sonia Ribeiro, Gayatri Amirthalingam
AIMS: To assess whether preterm infants are at increased risk of pertussis infection and whether this increased following introduction of a maternal pertussis vaccination in England, while examining characteristics of infants associated with more severe disease. METHODS: Infants aged <60 days admitted between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2016 with a pertussis diagnosis code were extracted from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data. HES data were reconciled with existing surveillance systems to capture maternal vaccination status where available...
August 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812928/health-education-careers-in-a-post-health-reform-era
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M Elaine Auld
Since enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, health education specialists (HES) have made important contributions in implementing the law's provisions at the individual, family, and population levels. Using their health education competencies and subcompetencies, HES are improving public understanding of health insurance literacy and enrollment options, conducting community health needs assessments required of nonprofit hospitals, modifying policies or systems to improve access to health screenings and preventive health services, strengthening clinical and community linkages, and working with employee benefit plans...
September 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807696/a-tailored-intervention-to-improving-the-quality-of-intrahospital-nursing-handover
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Jochen Bergs, Frank Lambrechts, Ines Mulleneers, Kim Lenaerts, Caroline Hauquier, Geert Proesmans, Sarah Creemers, Dominique Vandijck
INTRODUCTION: Nursing handover is a process central to the delivery of high-quality and safe care. We aimed to improve the quality of nursing handover from the emergency department to ward and intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group pre-test - post-test design was applied. Handover quality was measured using the Handover Evaluation Scale (HES). A tailored intervention, inspired by appreciative inquiry, was designed to improve the implementation of an existing handover form and procedure...
August 11, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807336/programmed-death-1-pd-1-receptor-pd-1-ligand-pd-l1-expression-in-fumarate-hydratase-deficient-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Reza Alaghehbandan, Jan Stehlik, Kiril Trpkov, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Enric Condom Mundo, Maria Pane Foix, Daniel Berney, Mathilde Sibony, Saul Suster, Abbas Agaimy, Delia Perez Montiel, Kristyna Pivovarcikova, Kvetoslava Michalova, Ondrej Daum, Ondrej Ondic, Pavla Rotterova, Martin Dusek, Milan Hora, Michal Michal, Ondrej Hes
Fumarate hydratase-deficient renal cell carcinoma (FH-RCC) is a rare and aggressive tumor affecting mostly younger patients. This is the first study to assess the expression of programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor/PD-1 ligand (PD-L1) in FH-RCC. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from 13 FH-RCCs collected in an international multi-institutional study, were evaluated by immunohistochemistry (IHC) for PD-1/PD-L1 reactivity in tumor cells and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). PD-1/PD-L1 expression was further evaluated by qPCR...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805264/large-nested-variant-of-urothelial-carcinoma-a%C3%A2-clinicopathological-study-of-36-cases
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Eva Compérat, Jesse K McKenney, Arndt Hartmann, Ondrej Hes, Simone Bertz, Justine Varinot, Fadi Brimo
AIMS: The large nested variant of urothelial carcinoma (LNUC) has been added to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 classification. Scant data exist, and little is known about its clinical behaviour. MATERIAL AND RESULTS: Cases fulfilling the morphological criteria of LNUC were collected. Pure and mixed cases (i.e. with other patterns of invasive UC) were studied. Immunohistochemical staining with cytokeratin (CK)7, p63, GATA-3, CK20, p53 and Ki-67 was performed...
June 9, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802988/does-education-play-a-role-in-language-reorganization-after-surgery-in-drug-refractory-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-an-fmri-based-study
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Kapil Chaudhary, Bhargavi Ramanujam, S Senthil Kumaran, P Sarat Chandra, Ashima Nehra Wadhawan, Ajay Garg, Manjari Tripathi
OBJECTIVES: Patients with drug refractory epilepsy (DRE) and a high level of education may differ in their language recovery after surgery. Our aim was to determine whether there were differences in the extent of improvement and pattern of reorganization of language functions on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) after surgery to treat refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) between patients with more than 12 years of formal education versus those with a shorter period of regular schooling...
July 29, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799687/upfront-immunohistochemistry-improves-specificity-of-helicobacter-pylori-diagnosis-a-french-pathology-laboratory-point-of-view
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Florent Ginestet, Briac Guibourg, Laurent Doucet, Jérémie Théreaux, Michel Robaszkiewicz, Pascale Marcorelles, Arnaud Uguen
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus about the histopathologic methods to detect Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies to date. We aimed to question about the value of upfront anti-H. pylori immunohistochemistry in this field. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We led a retrospective study about the rate of H. pylori-positive gastric biopsies before and after the implementation of upfront immunohistochemistry, the inter-rater and intermethods agreements in H. pylori identification about Hematoxylin-Eosin Saffron (HES), Giemsa, and immunohistochemistry stains and the histopathologic features associated with low amounts of H...
August 11, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774873/a-growth-reference-for-mid-upper-arm-circumference-for-age-among-school-age-children-and-adolescents-and-validation-for-mortality-growth-curve-construction-and-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Lazarus Mramba, Moses Ngari, Martha Mwangome, Lilian Muchai, Evasius Bauni, A Sarah Walker, Diana M Gibb, Gregory Fegan, James A Berkley
Objectives To construct growth curves for mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC)-for-age z score for 5-19 year olds that accord with the World Health Organization growth standards, and to evaluate their discriminatory performance for subsequent mortality.Design Growth curve construction and longitudinal cohort study.Setting United States and international growth data, and cohorts in Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.Participants The Health Examination Survey (HES)/National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) US population datasets (age 5-25 years), which were used to construct the 2007 WHO growth reference for body mass index in this age group, were merged with an imputed dataset matching the distribution of the WHO 2006 growth standards age 2-6 years...
August 3, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763191/nanoporous-immunoprotective-device-for-stem-cell-derived-%C3%AE-cell-replacement-therapy
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Ryan Chang, Gaetano Faleo, Holger A Russ, Audrey V Parent, Susanna K Elledge, Daniel A Bernards, Jessica L Allen, Karina Villanueva, Matthias Hebrok, Qizhi Tang, Tejal A Desai
Encapsulation of human embryonic stem-cell-differentiated beta cell clusters (hES-βC) holds great promise for cell replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetics without the need for chronic systemic immune suppression. Here, we demonstrate a nanoporous immunoprotective polymer thin film cell encapsulation device that can exclude immune molecules while allowing exchange of oxygen and nutrients necessary for in vitro and in vivo stem cell viability and function. Biocompatibility studies show the device promotes neovascular formation with limited foreign body response in vivo...
August 7, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757367/hypereosinophilic-syndrome-subtype-predicts-responsiveness-to-glucocorticoids
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Paneez Khoury, Annalise O Abiodun, Nicole Holland-Thomas, Michael P Fay, Amy D Klion
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids (GCs) are considered first-line treatment for platelet-derived growth factor α (PDGFRA)-negative hypereosinophilic syndromes (HESs). Despite this, little is known about clinical predictors of GC responsiveness in HES. OBJECTIVE: Knowledge of clinical and laboratory predictors of GC response before initiation of GC could lead to more rational selection of subjects with HES for whom earlier institution of second-line and alternative therapies would be appropriate...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757055/deep-venous-procedures-performed-in-the-national-health-service-in-england-between-2005-and-2015
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C S Lim, J Shalhoub, A H Davies
OBJECTIVES: Recent advances in imaging technology and endovenous interventions have revolutionised the management of specific groups of patients with deep venous pathology. This study aimed to examine data published by Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) to assess trends in the number of endovascular and open surgical deep venous procedures performed in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England between 2005 and 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The main diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and total number of primary open and percutaneous procedures for deep venous pathology for patients admitted to the NHS hospitals in England from 2005 to 2015 were retrieved from the HES database and analysed...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749318/probabilistic-linkage-to-enhance-deterministic-algorithms-and-reduce-data-linkage-errors-in-hospital-administrative-data
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Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Katie Harron, Harvey Goldstein, Robert Aldridge, Ruth Gilbert
 BACKGROUND: The pseudonymisation algorithm used to link together episodes of care belonging to the same patients in England (HESID) has never undergone any formal evaluation, to determine the extent of data linkage error. OBJECTIVE: To quantify improvements in linkage accuracy from adding probabilistic linkage to existing deterministic HESID algorithms. METHODS: Inpatient admissions to NHS hospitals in England (Hospital Episode Statistics, HES) over 17 years (1998 to 2015) for a sample of patients (born 13/28th of months in 1992/1998/2005/2012)...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745403/sex-differences-in-mortality-after-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-the-uk
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D A Sidloff, A Saratzis, M J Sweeting, J Michaels, J T Powell, S G Thompson, M J Bown
BACKGROUND: The UK abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programmes currently invite only men for screening because the benefit in women is uncertain. Perioperative risk is critical in determining the effectiveness of screening, and contemporary estimates of these risks in women are lacking. The aim of this study was to compare mortality following AAA repair between women and men in the UK. METHODS: Anonymized data from the UK National Vascular Registry (NVR) for patients undergoing AAA repair (January 2010 to December 2014) were analysed...
July 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742792/evidence-for-genetic-association-between-chromosome-1q-loci-and-predisposition-to-colorectal-neoplasia
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Stephanie A Schubert, Dina Ruano, Fadwa A Elsayed, Arnoud Boot, Stijn Crobach, Arantza Farina Sarasqueta, Bruce Wolffenbuttel, Melanie M van der Klauw, Jan Oosting, Carli M Tops, Ronald van Eijk, Hans Fa Vasen, Rolf Ham Vossen, Maartje Nielsen, Sergi Castellví-Bel, Clara Ruiz-Ponte, Ian Tomlinson, Malcolm G Dunlop, Pavel Vodicka, Juul T Wijnen, Frederik J Hes, Hans Morreau, Noel Fcc de Miranda, Rolf H Sijmons, Tom van Wezel
BACKGROUND: A substantial fraction of familial colorectal cancer (CRC) and polyposis heritability remains unexplained. This study aimed to identify predisposing loci in patients with these disorders. METHODS: Homozygosity mapping was performed using 222 563 SNPs in 302 index patients with various colorectal neoplasms and 3367 controls. Linkage analysis, exome and whole-genome sequencing were performed in a family affected by microsatellite stable CRCs. Candidate variants were genotyped in 10 554 cases and 21 480 controls...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739499/primary-signet-ring-stromal-tumor-of-the-testis-a-study-of-13-cases-indicating-their-phenotypic-and-genotypic-analogy-to-pancreatic-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm
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Kvetoslava Michalova, Michael Michal, Dmitry V Kazakov, Monika Sedivcova, Ondrej Hes, Ladislav Hadravsky, Abbas Agaimy, Maria Tretiakova, Carlos Bacchi, Arndt Hartmann, Naoto Kuroda, Stela Bulimbasic, Marijana Coric, Tatjana Antic, Michal Michal
Primary signet ring stromal tumor of the testis (PSRSTT) is an extremely rare tumor described only twice in the literature. Pancreatic-analogue solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the testis is a recently reported entity with morphological overlap with PSRSTT. We reviewed our files to find all cases of PSRSTT in order to better characterize this entity. We studied 13 cases of PSRSTTs using histological, immunohistochemical (IHC) and molecular genetic methods and compared the results with pancreatic SPN...
July 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724904/hypertonic-saline-infusion-suppresses-apoptosis-of-hippocampal-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#16
Xiang Zhou, Yong Liu, Yang Huang, ShuiBo Zhu, Jian Zhu, RongPing Wang
Hypertonic saline (HS) attenuates cerebral edema, improves microcirculation perfusion and alleviates inflammation. However, whether the beneficial effect of HS on neurological function after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rat model of asphyxial cardiac arrest (CA) is mediated via attenuating apoptosis of neurons is not known. We studied the neuroprotective effect of HS in rats after CA and CPR, and explored the likely underlying mechanisms. Animals were randomly assigned to 4 equal groups (n = 15 each) according to the different infusions administered during resuscitation: control (C), normal saline (NS), hypertonic saline (HS), and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) groups...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712402/-xinfeng-capsule-improves-lung-function-by-regulating-notch-jagged-hes-axis-of-type-ii-alveolar-epithelial-cells-in-adjuvant-arthritis-rats
#17
Lei Wan, Jian Liu, Chuanbing Huang, Wandong Zhang, Yajun Qi, Xiaojun Zhang
Objective To observe the effect of Xinfeng Capsule (XFC) on Notch/Jagged-HES of type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECII). Methods Rats were divided for four groups: normal control (NC) group, model control (MC) group, leflunomide (LEF) group, XFC group, with 10 rats in each group. Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) was injected in the right foot plantar skin of each rat except for the NC group. After adjuvant arthritis was successfully induced, LEF group was given LEF (0.5 mg/100 g), and XFC group was treated with XFC (0...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708385/chloroquine-modified-hydroxyethyl-starch-as-a-polymeric-drug-for-cancer-therapy
#18
Richard Sleightholm, Bin Yang, Fei Yu, Ying Xie, David Oupický
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is a clinically used polysaccharide colloidal plasma volume expander. The goal of this study was to synthesize HES modified with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a novel polymeric drug with the ability to inhibit the invasive character of pancreatic cancer (PC) cells. HES was conjugated with HCQ using a simple carbonyldiimidazole coupling to prepare Chloroquine-modified HES (CQ-HES). CQ-HES with various degrees of HCQ substitution were synthesized and characterized. Atomic force microscopy was used to demonstrate a pH-dependent assembly of CQ-HES into well-defined nanoparticles...
July 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707086/efficacy-of-hyaluronic-acid-and-hydroxyethyl-starch-in-preventing-adhesion-following-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#19
Su-Jong Kim, Jae-Min Shin, Eun Jung Lee, Il-Ho Park, Heung-Man Lee, Kyung-Su Kim
Adhesion is a major complication of endoscopic sinus surgery that may lead to recurrence of chronic rhinosinusitis, necessitating revision surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of hyaluronic acid and hydroxyethyl starch (HA-HES) relative to hyaluronic acid and carboxymethylcellulose (HA-CMC) with regard to anti-adhesion effect. In this multi-center, prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled study, 77 consecutive patients who underwent bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery were enrolled between March 2014 and March 2015...
July 13, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704724/development-of-immunoaffinity-solid-phase-microextraction-rods-for-analysis-of-three-estrogens-in-environmental-water-samples
#20
Cuicui Wang, Linyan Yang, Na Li, Xinda Zhang, Yongze Guo, Cun Li
In this study, immunoaffinity solid phase microextraction (SPME) rods were developed for the analysis of diethylstilbestrol (DES), hexestrol (HES) and dienestrol (DIS) followed by ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). This immunoaffinity SPME device was built with three stainless steel rods bundled together as one and modified with porous silicate particles. As an extraction sorbent, antibody immobilization approach was employed based on the covalent attachment of the anti-diethylstilbestrol monoclonal antibody (mAb) onto the rods...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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