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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342246/associations-of-quadriceps-torque-properties-with-muscle-size-attenuation-and-intra-muscular-adipose-tissue-in-older-adults
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Andrew W Frank-Wilson, Didier Chalhoub, Pedro Figueiredo, Pálmi V Jónsson, Kristín Siggeirsdóttir, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Vilmundur Guðnason, Lenore Launer, Tamara B Harris
Background: Atrophy and fatty infiltration of muscle with aging are associated with fractures and falls, however, their direct associations with muscle function are not well described. It was hypothesized that participants with lower quadriceps muscle attenuation, area, and greater intra-muscular adipose tissue (IMAT) will exhibit slower rates of torque development (RTD) and lower peak knee extension torques. Methods: Data from 4842 participants (2041 men, 2801 women) from the Age Gene/Environment Susceptibility Reykjavik Study (mean age 76±0...
January 12, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342081/age-and-gender-differences-in-psychological-distress-among-african-americans-and-whites-findings-from-the-2016-national-health-interview-survey
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Daphne C Watkins, Natasha C Johnson
Previous studies report a race and mental health paradox: Whites score higher on measures of major depression compared to African Americans, but the opposite is true for psychological distress (i.e., African Americans score higher on distress measures compared to Whites). Independently, race, age, and gender outcomes for psychological distress are well documented in the literature. However, there is relatively little research on how psychological distress interferes with the lives of African Americans and Whites at the intersection of their various race, age, and gender identities...
January 17, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341996/retinal-arterio-arterial-collaterals-in-susac-syndrome
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Robert A Egan, Guy Jirawuthiworavong, Norah S Lincoff, John J Chen, Courtney E Francis, Jacqueline A Leavitt
BACKGROUND: The ophthalmic findings of Susac syndrome (SS) consist of visual field defects related to branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO), and fluorescein angiography (FA) reveals a unique staining pattern. To date, retinal arterial collateral development has been described only in a single patient. Given that the immunopathological process in SS induces retinal ischemia, it is conceivable that abnormal blood vessel development may occur in affected individuals. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341950/clinical-characteristics-of-ulceroglandular-tularemia-in-two-bulgarian-regions-2014-2015-a-report-of-five-cases
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Liliya M Pekova, Magdalena P Baymakova, Pavlina O Parousheva, Mariya D Fartunova, Nikolay E Dimitrov, Iskra A Tomova
We present here the first five human cases with tularemia from two regions in South Bulgaria in which there had been no previous report of the infection. The cases occurred over a period of 8 months (December 2014 - August 2015). They were treated at the Department of Infectious Diseases in Stara Zagora University Hospital, Bulgaria. We present the clinical, epidemiological and laboratory data for four men and one woman (age range 52 to 73 years). Three men were hunters, four patients took part in handling, preparing/skinning and cooking the game animals...
December 20, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341795/the-ability-to-provide-quality-chest-compressions-over-lacrosse-shoulder-pads
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Richard J Boergers, Thomas G Bowman, Monica Lininger
CONTEXT:   Performance of quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation is essential for improving patient outcomes. Performing compressions over football equipment inhibits compression depth and rate, but lacrosse equipment has not yet been studied. OBJECTIVE:   To assess the effect of lacrosse shoulder pads on the ability to provide quality chest compressions on simulation manikins. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   Simulation laboratory...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341501/tadalafil-improves-symptoms-erectile-function-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-suggestive-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-kyu-pro-study
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Ryosuke Takahashi, Minoru Miyazato, Hisae Nishii, Yasuhiro Sumino, Kazuo Takayama, Masako Onzuka, Takuma Oshiro, Seiichi Saito, Naohiro Fujimoto, Hiromitsu Mimata, Masatoshi Eto
OBJECTIVES: Effect of tadalafil on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), erectile function and quality of life (QoL) were prospectively evaluated in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at multicenter. METHODS: Eligible men were ≥40 years who had no treatment with alpha-blocker for BPH, with total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥8, IPSS-QOL ≥2 and prostate volume ≥20 mL. Data were collected on age, body mass index (BMI), and prostate specific antigen (PSA)...
January 2018: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341172/statin-use-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infection-a-cohort-study-in-a-veteran-population
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Talal Alzahrani, Angelike P Liappis, Larry M Baddour, Pamela E Karasik
BACKGROUND: The rate of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection (CIEDI) has increased, despite the use of perioperative antibiotics at the time of device placement or revision. This is due, in part, to the presence of multiple comorbid conditions in an elderly population, in general, who require CIED. Statins may have an antibacterial effect, although there is currently no evidence that the likelihood of CIEDI has been impacted by statin use. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed to assess whether statins are associated with a reduced risk of CIEDI...
January 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341025/multiple-sclerosis-prevalence-and-impact
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Heather Gilmour, Pamela L Ramage-Morin, Suzy L Wong
This article provides new information about multiple sclerosis (MS) using the 2010/2011 Neurological Conditions Prevalence File, the 2011/2012 Survey of Neurological Conditions in Institutions in Canada, and the 2011 Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada. An estimated 93,500 Canadians living in private households and 3,800 residents of long-term care institutions had been diagnosed with MS. Prevalence estimates were 159 and 418 cases per 100,000 population for men and women, respectively; 2...
January 17, 2018: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340911/prevalence-of-sexual-violence-and-its-association-with-depression-among-male-and-female-patients-with-risky-drug-use-in-urban-federally-qualified-health-centers
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Curtis W Bone, Amelia M Goodfellow, Mani Vahidi, Lillian Gelberg
Sexual violence (SV) is common; however, the prevalence of SV and its long term sequela vary geographically and among subpopulations within the USA. As such, the aims of this study are the following: (1) to determine the prevalence of SV, (2) to identify correlates of SV, and (3) to determine if SV is associated with depression among male and female risky drug users in urban Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Los Angeles. This study includes adult patients of five urban FQHCs who self-reported risky drug use...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340891/mitomycin-c-0-02-and-0-002-efficacy-in-preventing-haze-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
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L M Coelho, R O Sieiro
PURPOSE: To compare MMC 0.002% efficacy in preventing haze after PRK in relation to MMC 0.02%. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study with patients with myopia or myopic astigmatism undergoing PRK in the same conditions. After PRK, MMC was applied for 30 s in a concentration of 0.02% on the right eye (group 1) and 0.002% on the left eye (group 2). Age, gender, spherical equivalent and haze intensity (1, 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively) were assessed...
January 16, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340821/a-novel-and-safe-approach-middle-cranial-approach-for-laparoscopic-right-hemicolon-cancer-surgery-with-complete-mesocolic-excision
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Songtao Du, Bomiao Zhang, Yanlong Liu, Peng Han, Chengxin Song, Fangjie Hu, Tianyi Xia, Xiangxin Wu, Binbin Cui
BACKGROUND: Mastering right hemicolectomy techniques using laparoscopy in colorectal cancer surgery is very difficult. Although the long-term prognosis of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (LRH) and complete mesocolic excision is unquestionable, different surgeons have their own opinions on routes of conducting LRH. OBJECTIVES: LRH surgery is very complex due to the upper abdominal anatomical structure and vascular variation. Therefore, it has been considered the most difficult of all colorectal cancer surgeries...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340636/changes-in-socioeconomic-differences-in-hospital-days-with-age-cumulative-disadvantage-age-as-leveler-or-both
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Yaoyue Hu, Taina Leinonen, Mikko Myrskylä, Pekka Martikainen
Objectives: Length of hospital stay is inversely associated with socioeconomic status (SES). It is less clear whether socioeconomic disparities in numbers of hospital days diverge or converge with age. Method: Longitudinal linked Finnish registry data (1988-2007) from 137,653 men and women aged 50-79 years at the end of 1987 were used. Trajectories of annual total hospital days by education, household income, and occupational class were estimated using negative binomial models...
January 11, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340614/association-of-polygenic-risk-score-with-cognitive-decline-and-motor-progression-in-parkinson-disease
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Kimberly C Paul, Jessica Schulz, Jeff M Bronstein, Christina M Lill, Beate R Ritz
Importance: Genetic factors have a well-known influence on Parkinson disease (PD) susceptibility. The largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified 26 independent single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with PD risk. Among patients, the course and severity of symptom progression is variable, and little is known about the potential association of genetic factors with phenotypic variance. Objective: To assess whether GWAS-identified PD risk SNPs also have a cumulative association with the progression of cognitive and motor symptoms in patients with PD...
January 16, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340544/interesfincterial-ligation-of-fistula-tract-lift-for-patients-with-anal-fistulas-a-brazilian-bi-institutional-experience
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Sérgio Eduardo Alonso Araújo, Marcelli Tainah Marcante, Carlos Ramon Siveira Mendes, Alexandre Bruno Bertoncini, Victor Edmond Seid, Lucas Araujo Horcel, Rodrigo Oliva Perez, Sidney Klajner
BACKGROUND: The best treatment for anal fistula should extirpate infection and promote healing of the tract, whilst preserving the anal sphincter complex and full continence. AIM: To analyze the success rate after a modified technique for ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) for patients with anal fistulas. METHODS: A prospective (observational cohort study) Brazilian bi-institutional experience with a modified (ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract without excision) LIFT technique was undertaken...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340521/organic-solvent-exposure-and-contrast-sensitivity-comparing-men-and-women
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A R Oliveira, A A Campos Neto, M J O de Andrade, P C B de Medeiros, N A Dos Santos
The goal of this study was to compare the visual contrast sensitivity (CS) of men and women exposed and not exposed to organic solvents. Forty-six volunteers of both genders aged between 18 and 41 years (mean±SD=27.72±6.28) participated. Gas station attendants were exposed to gas containing 46.30 ppm of solvents at a temperature of 304±274.39 K, humidity of 62.25±7.59% and ventilation of 0.69±0.46 m/s (a passive gas chromatography-based sampling method was used considering the microclimate variables). Visual CS was measured via the psychophysical method of two-alternative forced choice using vertical sinusoidal gratings with spatial frequencies of 0...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340503/epidemiological-situation-of-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome-aids-related-mortality-in-a-municipality-in-northeastern-brazil-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Luana Rodrigues da Silva, Ellen Thallita Hill Araújo, Moisés Lopes Carvalho, Camila Aparecida Pinheiro Landim Almeida, Adélia Dalva da Silva Oliveira, Patrícia Maria Gomes de Carvalho, Tatyanne Silva Rodrigues, Viriato Campelo
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The number of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths covers different segments of the population differently, making monitoring of this mortality essential. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological situation of AIDS-related mortality in a municipality in the northeastern region of Brazil. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective cross-sectional study based on data from death certificates in the mortality information system of the Health Information Center, Municipal Health Foundation, Brazil...
January 15, 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340493/mortality-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-temporal-trend-analysis-in-brazil-1979-2014
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Eduardo Algranti, Cézar Akiyoshi Saito, Diego Rodrigues Mendonça E Silva, Ana Paula Scalia Carneiro, Marco Antonio Bussacos
OBJECTIVE: To analyze mortality from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Brazil over the period 1979-2014. METHODS: Microdata were extracted from the Brazilian National Ministry of Health Mortality Database. Only deaths for which the underlying cause was coded as International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) 515 or 516.3 (until 1995) or as ICD version 10 (ICD-10) J84.1 (from 1996 onward) were included in our analysis. Standardized mortality rates were calculated for the 2010 Brazilian population...
November 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340491/survival-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-lung-cancer-the-role-of-age-and-gender-in-prognosis
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Juliana Pereira Franceschini, Sérgio Jamnik, Ilka Lopes Santoro
OBJECTIVE: To determine the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as their disease course, by age group and gender. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients diagnosed with NSCLC from 2000 to 2012 and followed until July 2015 in a tertiary referral hospital in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Based on the 25th and 75th percentiles of the age distribution, patients were stratified into three age groups: < 55 years; ≥ 55 and < 72 years; and ≥ 72 years...
November 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340320/association-of-a-low-protein-diet-with-slower-progression-of-ckd
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Marie Metzger, Wen Lun Yuan, Jean-Philippe Haymann, Martin Flamant, Pascal Houillier, Eric Thervet, Jean-Jacques Boffa, François Vrtovsnik, Marc Froissart, Lise Bankir, Denis Fouque, Bénédicte Stengel
Introduction: Reducing protein intake is recommended for slowing chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, but assessment of its true effectiveness is sparse. Methods: Using the Maroni formula, we assessed dietary protein intake (DPI) from 24-hour urinary urea excretion in 1594 patients (67% men and 33% women) with CKD, 784 of whom also had 7-day food records. Cause-specific hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals for the competing risks of DPI-associated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or death were estimated in 1412 patients with baseline glomerular filtration rate ≥15 ml/min per 1...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340319/life-expectancy-for-patients-from-the-southeastern-united-states-with-iga-nephropathy
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M Colleen Hastings, Zoran Bursac, Bruce A Julian, Emanuel Villa Baca, Jennifer Featherston, Susan Y Woodford, Lisa Bailey, Robert J Wyatt
Introduction: Although end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and surrogate markers for renal dysfunction are frequently used as outcome markers for IgA nephropathy, the clinical course after reaching ESRD is not well documented. This study examined outcomes of progression to ESRD and age at death in a cohort of adults with IgA nephropathy with a long duration of follow-up. Methods: Patient and kidney survival of 251 adult patients with IgA nephropathy from the southeastern United States diagnosed between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 2005 were analyzed...
January 2018: KI Reports
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