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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783274/early-seizure-freedom-is-a-prognostic-factor-for-survival-in-patients-with-west-syndrome
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E J C Krijgh, C E Catsman-Berrevoets, R F Neuteboom
INTRODUCTION:  West syndrome (WS) is a devastating epileptic encephalopathy with substantial mortality. After a study by Riikonen in 1996, further data on mortality and prognostic factors for survival has been scarce. We aimed to study mortality in patients with WS and identify prognostic factors for survival. METHODS:  We performed a single-center retrospective study in a tertiary referral clinic (Erasmus University Hospital/Sophia Children's Hospital). This study obtained data from deceased patients regarding the age of death and cause of death...
May 21, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783215/the-changes-of-some-bioregulators-and-gas-transmitters-in-patients-with-hypertonic-disease-under-the-influence-of-physical-loading
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Iryna S Dronyk, Ostap H Yavorsky, Olexandr Y Sklyarov
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Nowadays arterial hypertension is supposed to be a pathogenetic factor of numerous cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and 18% cases of the preterm death. Due to the data of the American Heart Association in 77% of patients, who had stroke, the arterial pressure overexceeded 140/90 mm Hg. In Ukraine, according to the epidemiologic study more than 1/3 of the population have increased arterial pressure. One of the extremely important aspects of struggle with CVD is diagnosis and prevention of hypertonic disease...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782990/a-certain-role-of-sod-cat-imbalance-in-pathogenesis-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Konstantin Yenkoyan, Hayk Harutyunyan, Aida Harutyunyan
The real impact of reactive oxygen species, antioxidant enzymes, mitochondrial dysfunction and chronic inflammation on the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) remains unclear, and even controversial. In this study we compared the plasma levels of antioxidant enzymes and their cofactors, markers of oxidative damage, and the respiratory burst in peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) as surrogate marker of chronic inflammation obtained from 10 children (4-10 year old) who met DSM-5 criteria and their siblings...
May 18, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782854/combined-treatment-with-sorafenib-and-silibinin-synergistically-targets-both-hcc-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells-by-enhanced-inhibition-of-the-phosphorylation-of-stat3-erk-akt
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Jie Mao, Hongbao Yang, Tingting Cui, Pan Pan, Nadia Kabir, Duo Chen, Jinyan Ma, Xingyi Chen, Yijun Chen, Yong Yang
Silibinin, a nontoxic bioactive component in milk thistle, is used as a liver-protective drug in the clinic mainly because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammation activities. In this study, we studied the cytotoxic effects of silibinin combined with sorafenib on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The results indicated that silibinin combined with sorafenib potently inhibited the proliferation of various HCC cells and induced significant apoptosis. In an HCC subcutaneous transplantation tumor model, the combination of silibinin and sorafenib significantly suppressed tumor growth compared with monotherapy...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782660/the-feared-five-fungal-infections-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-single-center20-year-experience
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Sandesh Parajuli, Alexandra Wick, Sameer Pandeya, Brad C Astor, Jeannina Smith, Arjang Djamali, Didier A Mandelbrot
Invasive fungal infections are a feared complication in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Here we present the University of Wisconsin experience with five invasive fungal infections - aspergillosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis - in KTRs transplanted between 01/01/1994 and 06/30/2014. During this period there were 128 cases of fungal infections; aspergillosis was the most common (72), followed by cryptococcosis (29), histoplasmosis (14), blastomycosis (10) and coccidioidomycosis (3)...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782632/prevalence-of-clinically-validated-primary-causes-of-end-stage-renal-disease-esrd-in-a-state-capital-in-northeastern-brazil
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Luana Rodrigues Sarmento, Paula Frassinetti Castelo Branco Camurça Fernandes, Marcelo Ximenes Pontes, Daniel Barros Santos Correia, Victhor Castelo Branco Chaves, Cecília Ferreira de Araújo Carvalho, Tiago Lima Arnaud, Matheus Henrique Seixas Dos Santos, Livia Cristina Barros Barreto, Larissa Alves Alexandre Moliterno
INTRODUCTION: Knowledge of validated primary causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is extremely relevant in the realm of public health. The literature lacks validated studies on the primary causes of ESRD. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of the causes of ESRD in a State Capital in Northeastern Brazil. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was based on the analysis of medical records of patients on hemodialysis at five specialized centers in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil...
May 17, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782621/darpp-32-and-t-darpp-promote-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-growth-through-regulation-of-ikk%C3%AE-dependent-cell-migration
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Sk Kayum Alam, Matteo Astone, Ping Liu, Stephanie R Hall, Abbygail M Coyle, Erin N Dankert, Dane K Hoffman, Wei Zhang, Rui Kuang, Anja C Roden, Aaron S Mansfield, Luke H Hoeppner
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Here we demonstrate that elevated expression of dopamine and cyclic adenosine monophosphate-regulated phosphoprotein, Mr 32000 (DARPP-32) and its truncated splice variant t-DARPP promote lung tumor growth, while abrogation of DARPP-32 expression in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells reduces tumor growth in orthotopic mouse models. We observe a novel physical interaction between DARPP-32 and inhibitory kappa B kinase-α (IKKα) that promotes NSCLC cell migration through non-canonical nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells 2 (NF-κB2) signaling...
2018: Commun Biol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782393/clinical-and-prognostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-restaging-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Domenico Albano, Demetrio Familiari, Roberta Gentile, Salvatore Scalisi, Federico Midiri, Marco Messina, Massimiliano Spada, Maria C Fornito, Massimo Galia, Massimo Midiri, Pierpaolo Alongi
AIM: The aim of this retrospective multicentre study was to evaluate the clinical and prognostic effect of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG)-PET/computed tomography (CT) in the restaging process of pancreatic cancer (PC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from patients treated for primary PC, who underwent F-FDG-PET/CT for suspicious of disease progression, were collected. Accuracy was assessed employing conventional diagnostic procedures, multidisciplinary team case notes, further F-FDG-PET/CT scans and/or follow-up...
May 18, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782360/a-phase-ii-study-of-celecoxib-with-irinotecan-5-fluorouracil-and-leucovorin-in-patients-with-previously-untreated-advanced-or-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Emerson Y Chen, Charles D Blanke, Daniel G Haller, Al B Benson, Tomislav Dragovich, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Carlos Robles, Hong Li, Motomi Mori, Nora Mattek, Rachel E Sanborn, Charles D Lopez
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) overexpression is associated with increased tumor invasiveness and proliferation in CRC, and COX-2 inhibition has demonstrated chemopreventive activity. This study investigated the addition of celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, to the irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin (IFL) regimen for patients with previously untreated metastatic CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients enrolled in this single-arm phase II study received celecoxib at 400 mg orally twice daily in combination with weekly irinotecan (125 mg/m), 5-fluorouracil (500 mg/m), and leucovorin (20 mg/m) for 4 weeks every 6 weeks...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782358/neoadjuvant-interdigitated-chemoradiotherapy-using-mesna-doxorubicin-and-ifosfamide-for-large-high-grade-soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-extremity-improved-efficacy-and-reduced-toxicity
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Mudit Chowdhary, Neilayan Sen, Elizabeth B Jeans, Luke Miller, Marta Batus, Steven Gitelis, Dian Wang, Ross A Abrams
OBJECTIVES: Patients with large, high-grade extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are at high risk for both local and distant recurrence. RTOG 95-14, using a regimen of neoadjuvant interdigitated chemoradiotherapy with mesna, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and dacarbazine followed by surgery and 3 cycles of adjuvant mesna, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and dacarbazine, demonstrated high rates of disease control at the cost of significant toxicity (83% grade 4, 5% grade 5). As such, this regimen has not been widely adopted...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782355/inhibition-of-vascular-endothelial-cell-leak-following-escherichia-coli-attachment-in-an-experimental-model-of-sepsis
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Tony M McHale, Carolina D Garciarena, Robert P Fagan, Stephen G J Smith, Ignacio Martin-Loches, Gerard F Curley, Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Steve W Kerrigan
OBJECTIVES: The vascular endothelium is a major target of sepsis-induced events, and endothelial activation accounts for much of the pathology of sepsis. Urinary tract infections and pneumonia caused by Escherichia coli are among of the most common infections causing sepsis in both community and hospital settings. Currently, there are no approved drugs on the market to treat the underlying pathophysiology of sepsis. The aim of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanism by which E...
May 18, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782340/fatal-airway-obstruction-in-a-man-with-a-cystic-hygroma
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Cassandra Maria Wygant, Stephen D Cohle
We describe a 24-year-old man with a cystic hygroma of the left side of the lower neck that led to sudden death. Cystic hygroma (cystic lymphangioma) is a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. The patient, who had a tracheostomy because of airway obstruction from the cystic hygroma, was found dead with his tracheostomy tube on the floor next to him. Complications of cystic hygroma include infiltration of the neck causing airway obstruction, dysphagia, pain, and obstructive sleep apnea.
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782263/-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-diabetic-nephropathy-epidemiology-prognosis-and-choice-of-anticoagulant-therapy
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N A Koziolova, E A Polyanskaya, M V Surovtseva, P G Karavaev
In this review we present data on prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), diabetic nephropathy and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with nonvalvular AF and T2D combined with CKD have elevated risk of both bleeding and thromboembolic complications, as well as of all cause death. Efficacy and safety of novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) depend on comorbidities and can be determined by the presence of T2D and/or diabetic nephropathy. Use of warfarin in CKD in some cases provides no preventive effect relative to risk of stroke and is characterized by increased risk of bleeding because of poor INR control, and possibly development of calcification of arteries...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782212/national-impact-of-the-epec-pediatrics-enhanced-train-the-trainer-model-for-delivering-education-on-pediatric-palliative-care
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Kimberley Widger, Joanne Wolfe, Stefan Friedrichsdorf, Jason D Pole, Sarah Brennenstuhl, Stephen Liben, Mark Greenberg, Eric Bouffet, Harold Siden, Amna Husain, James A Whitlock, Myra Leyden, Adam Rapoport
BACKGROUND: Lack of pediatric palliative care (PPC) training impedes successful integration of PPC principles into pediatric oncology. OBJECTIVES: We examined the impact of an enhanced implementation of the Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Pediatrics (EPEC® -Pediatrics) curriculum on the following: (1) knowledge dissemination; (2) health professionals' knowledge; (3) practice change; and (4) quality of PPC. DESIGN: An integrated knowledge translation approach was used with pre-/posttest evaluation of care quality...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782199/bacteriolysis-a-mere-laboratory-curiosity
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Isaac Ginsburg, Erez Koren
The role of bacteriolysis in the pathophysiology of microbial infections dates back to 1893 when Buchner and Pfeiffer reported for the first time the lysis of bacteria by immune serum and related this phenomenon to the immune response. Later on, basic anti-microbial peptides and certain beta-lactam antibiotics have been shown not only to kill microorganisms but also to induce bacteriolysis and the release of cell-wall components. In 2009, a novel paradigm was offered suggesting that the main cause of death in sepsis is due to the exclusive release from activated human phagocytic neutrophils (PMNs) traps adhering upon endothelial cells of highly toxic nuclear histone...
May 21, 2018: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781981/national-patient-safety-program-in-brazil-incidents-reported-between-2014-and-2017
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Tássia Nery Faustino, Edenise Maria Santos da Silva Batalha, Silvana Lima Vieira, Andressa Garcia Nicole, Alexandre Souza Morais, Daisy Maria Rizatto Tronchin, Marta Maria Melleiro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze the patient safety incidents reported to the Brazilian National Health Surveillance System from March 2014 to March 2017. METHOD: A documentary study that used the records of the incidents published in the Reports of Adverse Events (AE) in Brazil. The following variables were selected: number of incidents by type, type of health service, hospital unit, and degree of harm. To find whether there was a significant difference across the Brazilian regions by notifications related to general incidents, AE, and deaths, the analysis of variance and the Tukey tests were used...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781954/range-and-consistency-of-outcomes-reported-in-randomized-trials-conducted-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review
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Bénédicte Sautenet, Allison Tong, Jeremy R Chapman, Anthony N Warrens, David Rosenbloom, Germaine Wong, John Gill, Klemens Budde, Lionel Rostaing, Lorna Marson, Michelle A Josephson, Peter P Reese, Timothy L Pruett, Nicole Evangelidis, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: The potential for clinical trials to impact patient care may be limited if the outcomes reported vary by trial and lack direct relevance to patients. Despite the many trials conducted in kidney transplantation, premature death due to cardiovascular disease, infection and malignancy remains high. We aimed to assess the range and consistency of outcomes reported in trials in kidney transplantation. METHODS: We searched for randomized trials conducted in kidney transplantation...
May 16, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781948/outcomes-of-pediatric-abo-incompatible-living-kidney-transplantations-from-2002-to-2015-an-analysis-of-the-japanese-kidney-transplant-registry
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Motoshi Hattori, Makiko Mieno, Seiichiro Shishido, Atsushi Aikawa, Hidetaka Ushigome, Shinichi Ohshima, Kota Takahashi, Akira Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Extensive data have been accumulated for adults who have undergone ABO-incompatible (ABOi)-living kidney transplantation (LKT). In contrast, available published data on pediatric recipients who underwent ABOi-LKT from the early to middle 2000s is very limited. Thus, pediatric ABOi-LKT has remained relatively rare and there is a lack of large, multicenter data. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Japanese Kidney Transplant Registry to clarify the patient and graft outcomes of pediatric recipients who underwent ABOi-LKT from 2002 to 2015...
April 30, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781687/assessment-of-nurses-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-knowledge-and-skills-within-three-district-hospitals-in-botswana
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Lakshmi Rajeswaran, Megan Cox, Stoffel Moeng, Billy M Tsima
BACKGROUND:  Nurses are usually the first to identify the need for and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on patients with cardiopulmonary arrest in the hospital setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been shown to reduce in-hospital deaths when received from adequately trained health care professionals. AIM:  We aimed to investigate nurses' retention of CPR knowledge and skills at district hospitals in Botswana. METHODS:  A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted at three hospitals in Botswana...
April 12, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781685/detection-referral-and-control-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-in-the-rural-eastern-cape-province-of-south-africa-by-community-health-outreach-workers-in-the-rural-primary-healthcare-project-health-in-every-hut
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Angela A Morris-Paxton, Paul Rheeder, Rose-Marie G Ewing, Dillon Woods
BACKGROUND:  Non-communicable diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases, are responsible for approximately 63% of all deaths occurring worldwide in any given year. The majority of these deaths have occurred in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that the increase in diabetes is also most pronounced in the LMICs. The South African Labour and Development Research Unit estimated a 9% prevalence within the adult population in 2016...
April 11, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
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