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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161808/renal-outcome-of-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-system-a-singe-center-retrospective-study
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Rahime Renda
BACKGROUND: Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) have been defined in 20 to 50% of all fetal anomalies. The aim of this study was to determine the demographic and clinical characteristics of such patients, as well as to describe the outcome and risk factors that affect the prognosis. METHODS: The analysis investigated retrospective data from 303 patients diagnosed with CAKUT between January 2015 and April 2017. Demographic data, clinical history, diagnosis, investigations, disease outcomes, and treatment procedures were evaluated...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161803/modeling-the-effects-of-pollutant-emissions-from-large-industrial-complexes-on-benzene-toluene-and-xylene-btx-concentrations-in-urban-areas
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Jin-Hee Bang, Inbo Oh, Soontae Kim, Seunghee You, Yangho Kim, Ho-Jang Kwon, Geun-Bae Kim
This study utilized the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) model to simulate the spatial distribution of benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) concentrations in Ulsan metropolitan region (UMR), where large national industrial complexes (IC) are located. Through controlling the pollutant emissions in major IC, this study has performed a quantitative analysis on the influence of pollutant emissions from the IC on the BTX concentrations in surrounding urban areas. The seasonal modeling results indicated that the average BTX concentrations were high around the petrochemical complexes, with higher concentrations in the surrounding urban areas during the summer...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Health and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161802/the-impact-of-surgical-timing-on-pathologic-tumor-response-after-short-course-and-long-course-preoperative-chemoradiation-for-locally-advanced-rectal-adenocarcinoma
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Sea-Won Lee, Jong Hoon Lee, In Kyu Lee, Seong Taek Oh, Dae Yong Kim, Tae Hyun Kim, Jae Hwan Oh, Ji Yeon Baek, Hee Jin Chang, Hee Chul Park, Hee Cheol Kim, Eui Kyu Chie, Taek-Keun Nam, Hong Seok Jang
Purpose: A pooled analysis of multi-institutional trials was performed to analyze the effect of surgical timing on tumor response by comparing short course concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with long course CCRT followed by delayed surgery in locally advanced rectal cancer. Materials and Methods: Three hundred patients with cT3-4N0-2 rectal adenocarcinoma were included. Long course patients from KROG 14-12 (n=150) were matched 1:1 to 150 short course patients from KROG 10-01 (NCT01129700) and KROG 11-02 (NCT01431599) according to stage, age, and other risk factors...
November 21, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161793/effect-of-rifaximin-on-hepatic-fibrosis-in-bile-duct-ligated-rat-model
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Seung Kak Shin, Oh Sang Kwon, Jong Joon Lee, Yeon Ho Park, Cheol Soo Choi, Sung Hwan Jeong, Duck Joo Choi, Yun Soo Kim, Ju Hyun Kim
Background/Aims: The translocation of bacteria and their lipopolysaccharides from the gut can promote fibrosis in cirrhotic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of rifaximin on hepatic fibrosis in a bile duct-ligated rat model. Methods: The bile duct ligation (BDL) was carried out for eight days (acute injury model: sham-operated rats [G1], BDL rats [G2], and BDL rats treated with rifaximin [G3]) or 22 days (chronic injury model: sham-operated rats [G4], BDL rats [G5], and BDL rats treated with rifaximin [G6])...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161789/current-status-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-practice-in-thailand
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REVIEW
Somboon Keelawat, Samreung Rangdaeng, Supinda Koonmee, Tikamporn Jitpasutham, Andrey Bychkov
Thyroid carcinoma is one of the leading malignancies in Thailand increasingly prevalent in the female population. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is a widely used diagnostic tool for evaluation of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Thyroid FNA is a routine procedure universally performed in Thai hospitals by a variety of clinical specialists. Manual guidance is the first-line choice complemented by ultrasound assistance in selected cases. Despite national guidelines recommendations, the diagnostic criteria and terminology of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) was slowly adopted in the local settings...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161761/pelvic-local-recurrence-from-colorectal-cancer-surgical-challenge-with-changing-preconditions
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Henrik Iversen, Anna Martling, Hemming Johansson, Per J Nilsson, Torbjörn Holm
AIM: Although the rate of local recurrence (LR) after colorectal cancer surgery has decreased, it still poses major surgical and oncological challenges. The aim of this study, based on an audit from a tertiary referral center, was to evaluate determinants associated with outcomes after surgery for pelvic LR and how these have changed over time. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of all resections for pelvic LR of colorectal cancer performed at the Karolinska University Hospital from January 2003 until August 2009 (period 1) and September 2009 until November 2013 (period 2)...
November 21, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161720/development-of-ostqol-a-measure-of-quality-of-life-for-patients-in-opioid-substitution-treatment
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Lisa Strada, Gabriele Helga Franke, Bernd Schulte, Jens Reimer, Uwe Verthein
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) of patients in opioid substitution treatment (OST) is increasingly being addressed in research. However, no disease- or treatment-specific instrument is available to assess the QOL of this target population. The purpose of this project was to develop the first QOL instrument for OST patients. METHODS: Focus groups with 60 OST patients were analyzed using thematic analysis to elicit key QOL themes as perceived by patients. Identified themes were developed into items and refined through pilot testing and cognitive debriefing...
November 21, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161689/interactive-effectiveness-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-or-their-combination-on-survival-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Ryo Kido, Tadao Akizawa, Masafumi Fukagawa, Yoshihiro Onishi, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: Does the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers individually or as a combination confer a survival benefit in hemodialysis patients? The answer to this question is yet unclear. METHODS: We performed a case-cohort study using data from the Mineral and Bone Disorder Outcomes Study for Japanese CKD stage 5D patients (MBD-5D), a 3-year multicenter prospective case-cohort study, including 8,229 hemodialysis patients registered from 86 facilities in Japan...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161680/prediction-of-violent-crime-on-discharge-from-secure-psychiatric-hospitals-a-clinical-prediction-rule-fovox
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A Wolf, T R Fanshawe, A Sariaslan, R Cornish, H Larsson, S Fazel
BACKGROUND: Current approaches to assess violence risk in secure hospitals are resource intensive, limited by accuracy and authorship bias and may have reached a performance ceiling. This study seeks to develop scalable predictive models for violent offending following discharge from secure psychiatric hospitals. METHODS: We identified all patients discharged from secure hospitals in Sweden between January 1, 1992 and December 31, 2013. Using multiple Cox regression, pre-specified criminal, sociodemographic, and clinical risk factors were included in a model that was tested for discrimination and calibration in the prediction of violent crime at 12 and 24 months post-discharge...
August 4, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161621/human-subthalamic-oscillatory-dynamics-following-somatosensory-stimulation
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Saskia Elben, Carlos Trenado, Jan Vesper, Alfons Schnitzler, Lars Wojtecki
OBJECTIVE: Electrical median nerve somatosensory stimulation leads to a distinct modulation of cortical oscillations. Initial high frequency and gamma augmentation, as well as modulation of beta and alpha oscillations have been reported. We aimed at investigating the involvement of the subthalamic nucleus in somatosensory processing by means of local field potential recordings, since recordings during passive movements and peripheral somatosensory stimulation have suggested a prominent role...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161617/early-pregnancy-immune-biomarkers-in-peripheral-blood-may-predict-preeclampsia
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M D Salazar Garcia, Y Mobley, J Henson, M Davies, A Skariah, S Dambaeva, A Gilman-Sachs, K Beaman, C Lampley, J Kwak-Kim
We performed a prospective cohort study in 197 pregnant women. Peripheral blood was collected between 5 and 16 weeks of gestation. Intracellular cytokine analysis and immunophenotype were performed by flow-cytometry. Serum levels of cytokines and chemokines were analyzed by multiplex assay. 86 patients were eligible for the analysis and 10.5% (n=9) developed preeclampsia. Patients with preeclampsia had significantly higher percentage of CD3(+)CD4(+)TNFα(+) T helper (Th) 1 cells (45.4±10.3 vs 37.1±8.5, P=0...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161613/molecular-characterization-of-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-and-upper-urinary-tract
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Ji Yun Lee, Kyung Kim, Hyun Hwan Sung, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han-Yong Choi, Ghee-Young Kwon, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Jeeyun Lee, Ho Yeong Lim, Se Hoon Park
PURPOSE: A better understanding of the molecular basis of urothelial carcinoma (UC) is needed to refine the clinical decision-making process. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed next-generation sequencing to investigate the mutational and transcriptional profiles of commonly mutated genes in UC using Ampliseq v2. Copy number variations (CNVs) were detected with nCounter assay. Genetic alterations between upper tract UC (UTUC) and urinary bladder UC (UBUC) were compared...
November 18, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161569/denitrification-of-landfill-leachate-under-different-hydraulic-retention-time-in-a-two-stage-anoxic-oxic-combined-membrane-bioreactor-process-performances-and-bacterial-community
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Jianbo Liu, Panyue Zhang, Haibo Li, Yuan Tian, Siyu Wang, Yonghui Song, Guangming Zeng, Chen Sun, Zhiyong Tian
Two-stage anoxic/oxic combined membrane bioreactor (A/O-A/O-MBR) process was used to treat leachate generated from Shenyang Laohuchong landfill, and the effect of hydraulic retention time (HRT) was studied. A long HRT of 9 d and a short HRT of 5 d showed negative effect on the stability of process, resulting in a higher organic concentration of effluent than that with a HRT of 7 d, while the highest removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonia (NH4(+)-N) and total nitrogen (TN) were achieved with a HRT of 7 d, which was 82...
November 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161538/analysis-of-crash-proportion-by-vehicle-type-at-traffic-analysis-zone-level-a-mixed-fractional-split-multinomial-logit-modeling-approach-with-spatial-effects
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Jaeyoung Lee, Shamsunnahar Yasmin, Naveen Eluru, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Qing Cai
In traffic safety literature, crash frequency variables are analyzed using univariate count models or multivariate count models. In this study, we propose an alternative approach to modeling multiple crash frequency dependent variables. Instead of modeling the frequency of crashes we propose to analyze the proportion of crashes by vehicle type. A flexible mixed multinomial logit fractional split model is employed for analyzing the proportions of crashes by vehicle type at the macro-level. In this model, the proportion allocated to an alternative is probabilistically determined based on the alternative propensity as well as the propensity of all other alternatives...
November 18, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161535/effect-of-dedicated-lactation-support-services-on-breastfeeding-outcomes-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Sharareh Gharib, Molly Fletcher, Richard Tucker, Betty Vohr, Beatrice E Lechner
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is associated with major benefits for high-risk infants born prematurely, yet this population faces significant challenges to breastfeeding. Lactation services provide successful interventions, yet the impact of lactation services on breastfeeding outcomes in preterm infants is understudied. Research aim: The provision of full-time lactation support in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) will improve quantitative breastfeeding measures in premature infants...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161511/a-customizable-flow-injection-system-for-automated-high-throughput-and-time-sensitive-ion-mobility-spectrometry-and-mass-spectrometry-measurements
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Daniel J Orton, Malak M Tfaily, Ronald J Moore, Brian L LaMarche, Xueyun Zheng, Thomas L Fillmore, Rosalie K Chu, Karl K Weitz, Matthew E Monroe, Ryan T Kelly, Richard D Smith, Erin Shammel Baker
To better understand disease conditions and environmental perturbations, multi-omic studies combining proteomic, lipidomic, and metabolomic analyses are vastly increasing in popularity. In a multi-omic study, a single sample is typically extracted in multiple ways and various analyses are performed using different instruments. Thus, one sample becomes many measurements, making high throughput and reproducible evaluations a necessity. One way to address the numerous samples and varying instrumental conditions is to utilize a flow injection analysis (FIA) system for rapid sample injection...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161504/solvent-and-temperature-effects-on-free-radical-formation-in-electronic-cigarette-aerosols
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Zachary T Bitzer, Reema Goel, Samantha M Reilly, Jonathan Foulds, Joshua Muscat, Ryan J Elias, John P Richie
The ever-evolving market of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) presents a challenge for analyzing and characterizing the harmful products they can produce. Earlier we reported that e-cigarette aerosols can deliver high levels of reactive free radicals; however, there is little data characterizing the production of these potentially harmful oxidants. Thus, we have performed a detailed analysis of the different parameters affecting free radical production from e-cigarettes. Using a temperature controlled e-cigarette device and novel mechanism for reliably simulating e-cigarette usage conditions including coil activation and puff flow, we analyzed the effects of temperature, wattage, and e-liquid solvent composition of propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (GLY) on radical production...
November 21, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161462/the-influence-of-coping-strategies-on-subsequent-well-being-in-older-patients-with-cancer-a-comparison-with-two-control-groups
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Abdelbari Baitar, Frank Buntinx, Tine De Burghgraeve, Laura Deckx, Dirk Schrijvers, Hans Wildiers, Marjan van den Akker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dispositional coping strategies as predictors for changes in well-being after one year in older patients with cancer (OCP) and two control groups. METHODS: OCP were compared with two control groups: middle-aged patients with cancer (MCP) (ageing effect) and older patients without cancer (ONC) (cancer effect). Patients were interviewed shortly after a cancer diagnosis and one year later. Dispositional coping was measured with the Short Utrecht Coping List...
November 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161428/arabidopsis-inositol-polyphosphate-multikinase-delays-flowering-time-through-mediating-transcriptional-activation-of-flowering-locus-c
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Sihong Sang, Yao Chen, Qiaofeng Yang, Peng Wang
Timely flowering is critical for successful reproduction and seed yield in plants. A diverse range of regulators have been found to control flowering time in response to environmental and endogenous signals. Among these regulators, FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) acts as a central repressor of floral transition by blocking the expression of flowering integrator genes. Here, we report that Arabidopsis inositol polyphosphate multikinase (AtIPK2β) functions in flowering time control by mediating transcriptional regulation of FLC at the chromatin level...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161424/clinical-impact-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-primary-prevention-of-total-mortality-in-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-results-from-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-clinical-trials
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Jorge Romero, Juan Carlos Díaz, Michael Grushko, Renato Quispe, David Briceno, Ricardo Avendano, Anjani Golive, Ileana Pina, Andrea Natale, Mario J Garcia, Ulrich P Jorde, Luigi Di Biase
Aim: Primary prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have demonstrated a clear all-cause mortality benefit in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy, with less compelling evidence supporting its use in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICM). We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the role of ICD for reduction in total mortality in NICM patients. Methods and results: An electronic search on PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases was performed to identify the RCTs evaluating the role of prophylactic ICD placement in NICM patients...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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