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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353032/clinical-assessment-and-brain-findings-in-a-cohort-of-mothers-fetuses-and-infants-infected-with-zika-virus
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Magdalena Sanz Cortes, Ana Maria Rivera, Mayel Yepez, Carolina V Guimaraes, Israel Diaz Yunes, Alexander Zarutskie, Ivan Davila, Anil Shetty, Arun Mahadev, Saray Maria Serrano, Nicolas Castillo, Wesley Lee, Gregory Valentine, Michael Belfort, Guido Parra, Carrie Mohila, Kjersti Aagaard, Miguel Parra
BACKGROUND: Congenital Zika virus (ZIKV) infection can be detected in both the presence and absence of microcephaly, and manifests as a number of signs and symptoms detected clinically and by neuroimaging. However, to date, qualitative and quantitative measures for the purpose of diagnosis and prognosis are limited. OBJECTIVES: Main objectives of this study conducted on fetuses and infants with confirmed congenital ZIKV infection and detected brain abnormalities are: 1) To assess the prevalence of microcephaly and the frequency of the anomalies including a detailed description based on ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in fetuses and ultrasound, MRI and computed tomography imaging postnatally; 2) To provide quantitative measures of fetal and infant brain findings by MRI using volumetric analyses and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI); 3) To obtain additional information from placental and fetal histopathological assessments and postnatal clinical evaluations...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352976/anterior-segment-imaging-for-angle-closure
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Sunee Chansangpetch, Prin Rojanapongpun, Shan C Lin
PURPOSE: To summarize the role of anterior segment imaging (AS-imaging) in angle closure diagnosis and management, and the possible advantages over the current standard of gonioscopy. DESIGN: Literature review and perspective. METHODS: Review of the pertinent publications with interpretation and perspective in relation to the use of AS-imaging in angle closure assessment focusing on anterior segment optical coherence tomography and ultrasound biomicroscopy...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352435/outcome-of-hip-and-knee-periprosthetic-joint-infections-caused-by-pathogens-resistant-to-biofilm-active-antibiotics-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Doruk Akgün, Carsten Perka, Andrej Trampuz, Nora Renz
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) caused by pathogens, for which no biofilm-active antibiotics are available, are often referred to as difficult-to-treat (DTT). However, it is unclear whether the outcome of DTT PJI is worse than those of non-DTT PJI. We evaluated the outcome of DTT and non-DTT PJI in a prospective cohort treated with a two-stage exchange according to a standardized algorithm. METHODS: Patients with hip and knee PJI from 2013 to 2015 were prospectively included and followed up for ≥ 2 years...
January 19, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352162/a-prolonged-run-in-period-of-standard-subcutaneous-microdialysis-ameliorates-quality-of-interstitial-glucose-signal-in-patients-after-major-cardiac-surgery
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Othmar Moser, Julia Münzker, Stefan Korsatko, Christoph Pachler, Karlheinz Smolle, Wolfgang Toller, Thomas Augustin, Johannes Plank, Thomas R Pieber, Julia K Mader, Martin Ellmerer
We evaluated a standard subcutaneous microdialysis technique for glucose monitoring in two critically ill patient populations and tested whether a prolonged run-in period improves the quality of the interstitial glucose signal. 20 surgical patients after major cardiac surgery (APACHE II score: 10.1 ± 3.2) and 10 medical patients with severe sepsis (APACHE II score: 31.1 ± 4.3) were included in this investigation. A microdialysis catheter was inserted in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the abdominal region...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352056/relationship-between-adverse-events-and-antiplatelet-drug-resistance-in-neurovascular-intervention-a-meta-analysis
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Eun Jung Shim, Chang-Woo Ryu, Soonchan Park, Han Na Lee, Hee Sup Shin, Sang-Beom Kim
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the association between antiplatelet resistance and the risk of procedure-related complications in neurovascular interventions. METHODS: We identified relevant articles by searching electronic databases and reviewed the reference lists of selected papers. The risk of adverse events between antiplatelet responders and hyporesponders during neurointervention was compared in eligible clinical studies. Risk ratios (RRs) and 95% CIs were pooled using a random-effects meta-analysis...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351783/simple-citrate-anticoagulation-protocol-for-low-flux-haemodialysis
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Eng Kuang Lim, Ying-Ying T Seow, Shun E Chen, Gao Yang, Min Er Liaw, Shimi Isaac
BACKGROUND: For patients unable to receive heparin anticoagulation during haemodialysis, saline flushes to reduce circuit clotting are often the norm. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) although effective is not used by many centres including in Singapore. We wanted to demonstrate the superiority and safety of a simple regional citrate anticoagulation regime, compared to saline flushes, for heparin-free low flux haemodialysis. METHODS: This is a prospective, open label, cross over study on 25 sequential haemodialysis sessions for inpatients receiving heparin-free haemodialysis...
January 19, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351738/oscillometric-blood-pressure-by-age-and-height-for-non-overweight-children-and-adolescents-in-lubumbashi-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Emmanuel Kiyana Muyumba, Dophra Ngoy Nkulu, Clarence Kaut Mukeng, Jacques Mbaz Musung, Placide Kambola Kakoma, Christian Ngama Kakisingi, Oscar Numbi Luboya, Françoise Kaj Malonga, Justin Kalungwe Kizonde, Olivier Mukuku, Weili Yan
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of hypertension in children is complex because based on normative values by sex, age and height, and these values vary depending on the environment. Available BP references used, because of the absence of local data, do not correspond to our pediatric population. Accordingly, our study aimed to provide the BP threshold for children and adolescents in Lubumbashi (DRC) and to compare them with German (KIGGS study), Polish (OLAF study) and Chinese (CHNS study) references...
January 19, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351573/multicenter-french-harmonization-study-for-pd-l1-ihc-testing-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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J Adam, N Le Stang, I Rouquette, A Cazes, C Badoual, H Pinot-Roussel, L Tixier, C Danel, F Damiola, D Damotte, F Penault-Llorca, S Lantuéjoul
Background: Various PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays have been developed and used in clinical trials in association with different drugs. In order to harmonize and make PD-L1 testing in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) widely available, we conducted a multicenter study comparing PD-L1 standardized assays and laboratory-developed tests (LDT). Methods: IHC with five anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies (28-8, 22C3, E1L3N, SP142 and SP263) was performed concomitantly on 41 NSCLC surgical specimens in 7 centers using Dako Autostainer Link 48 (3 centers), Leica Bond (2 centers) or Ventana BenchMark Ultra (2 centers), platforms...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351328/joint-modeling-of-correlated-binary-outcomes-the-case-of-contraceptive-use-and-hiv-knowledge-in-bangladesh
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Di Fang, Renyuan Sun, Jeffrey R Wilson
Recent advances in statistical methods enable the study of correlation among outcomes through joint modeling, thereby addressing spillover effects. By joint modeling, we refer to simultaneously analyzing two or more different response variables emanating from the same individual. Using the 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, we jointly address spillover effects between contraceptive use (CUC) and knowledge of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Jointly modeling these two outcomes is appropriate because certain types of contraceptive use contribute to the prevention of HIV and STDs and the knowledge and awareness of HIV and STDs typically lead to protection during sexual intercourse...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351250/a-gps-phase-locked-loop-performance-metric-based-on-the-phase-discriminator-output
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Stefan Stevanovic, Boris Pervan
We propose a novel GPS phase-lock loop (PLL) performance metric based on the standard deviation of tracking error (defined as the discriminator's estimate of the true phase error), and explain its advantages over the popular phase jitter metric using theory, numerical simulation, and experimental results. We derive an augmented GPS phase-lock loop (PLL) linear model, which includes the effect of coherent averaging, to be used in conjunction with this proposed metric. The augmented linear model allows more accurate calculation of tracking error standard deviation in the presence of additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) as compared to traditional linear models...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351123/accuracy-of-18f-naf-pet-ct-in-bone-metastasis-detection-and-its-effect-on-patient-management-in-patients-with-breast-carcinoma
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Wouter A M Broos, Friso M van der Zant, Maurits Wondergem, Remco J J Knol
OBJECTIVE: Determination of the accuracy of sodium fluorine-18-fluoride (F-NaF) PET/computed tomography (CT) for the evaluation of bone metastases, and the impact on patient management in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with breast cancer, referred for F-NaF PET/CT between February 2014 and June 2016, were included in a database. Baseline characteristics, clinical indication, definitive diagnosis according to follow-up data, as well as changes in patient management were recorded...
January 18, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350855/measurement-properties-of-gingival-biotype-evaluation-methods
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Patrick Henry Machado Alves, Thereza Cristina Lira Pacheco Alves, Thiago Amadei Pegoraro, Yuri Martins Costa, Estevam Augusto Bonfante, Ana Lúcia Pompéia Fraga de Almeida
BACKGROUND: There are numerous methods to measure the dimensions of the gingival tissue, but few have compared the effectiveness of one method over another. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe a new method and to estimate the validity of gingival biotype assessment with the aid of computed tomography scanning (CTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In each patient different methods of evaluation of the gingival thickness were used: transparency of periodontal probe, transgingival, photography, and a new method of CTS)...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350664/synovial-cysts-of-the-hip
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Andrea Angelini, Gabriele Zanotti, Antonio Berizzi, Guido Staffa, Elio Piccinini, Pietro Ruggieri
BACKGROUND: Synovial cysts of the hip are relatively rare lesions comparing to other joints. Patients are usually asymptomatic, but in some cases symptoms such as pain and/or compression of vessels or nerve could be present. Purpose of the study was to define clinical features and optimal management of synovial cyst of the hip joint through an accurate review of the literature. METHODS: We present three consecutive cases treated with three different therapeutic strategies: surgical excision, wait-and-see and needle aspiration...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350661/retrospective-analysis-of-the-effects-of-a-highly-standardized-mixture-of-berberis-aristata-silybum-marianum-and-monacolins-k-and-ka-in-diabetic-patients-with-dyslipidemia
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Francesco Di Pierro, Pietro Putignano, Nicola Villanova
BACKGROUND: Berberine, an alkaloid with both glucose- and cholesterol-lowering action, is also characterized by an anti-diarrheal effect. Consequently, berberine-based therapies are recommended for diabetic patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or gut discomfort caused by metformin. AIM: As the anti-glycemic and cholesterol-lowering action of berberine is improved by co-administration with P-glycoprotein inhibitors and naturally derived statins, we have analyzed the effect of the food supplement Berberol®K (hereafter referred to as BSM) containing, berberine, silymarin, and a highly standardized red yeast rice containing monacolins K and KA in the ratio 1:1 but no secondary monacolins, dehydromonacolins, or citrinin (Monakopure™-K20)...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350568/abp-980-promising-trastuzumab-biosimilar-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Elisavet Paplomata, Rita Nahta
Approval of the HER2-targeted antibody trastuzumab dramatically improved outcomes for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Multiple trastuzumab biosimilars, including ABP 980, are in clinical development. Biosimilars are not identical to the reference biologic, but exhibit equivalence and safety in analytical and clinical studies. Areas covered: A brief introduction to trastuzumab, overview of trastuzumab biosimilars, and detailed review of ABP 980 preclinical and clinical studies are included. We searched PubMed and 2016-2017 ASCO and ESMO conference proceedings for "ABP 980" or "trastuzumab biosimilar"...
January 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350471/variability-assessment-of-90-salivary-proteins-in-intra-day-and-inter-day-samples-from-healthy-donors-by-multiple-reaction-monitoring-mass-spectrometry
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Yung-Chin Hsiao, Lichieh Julie Chu, Yi-Ting Chen, Lang-Ming Chi, Kun-Yi Chien, Wei-Fan Chiang, Ya-Ting Chang, Szu-Fan Chen, Wei-Shun Wang, Yao-Ning Chuang, Shih-Yu Lin, Chih-Yen Chien, Kai-Ping Chang, Yu-Sun Chang, Jau-Song Yu
PURPOSE: Saliva is an attractive sample source for the biomarker-based testing of several diseases, especially oral cancer. Here, we sought to apply multiplexed LC-MRM-MS to precisely quantify 90 disease-related proteins and assess their intra- and inter-individual variability in saliva samples from healthy donors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We developed two multiplexed LC-MRM-MS assays for 122 surrogate peptides representing a set of disease-related proteins. Saliva samples were collected from 10 healthy volunteers at three different time points (Day 1 morning and afternoon, and Day 2 morning)...
January 19, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349935/pitfalls-in-the-measurement-of-muscle-mass-a-need-for-a-reference-standard
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Fanny Buckinx, Francesco Landi, Matteo Cesari, Roger A Fielding, Marjolein Visser, Klaus Engelke, Stefania Maggi, Elaine Dennison, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Sophie Allepaerts, Jurgen Bauer, Ivan Bautmans, Maria Luisa Brandi, Olivier Bruyère, Tommy Cederholm, Francesca Cerreta, Antonio Cherubini, Cyrus Cooper, Alphonso Cruz-Jentoft, Eugene McCloskey, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Jean-Marc Kaufman, Andrea Laslop, Jean Petermans, Jean-Yves Reginster, René Rizzoli, Sian Robinson, Yves Rolland, Ricardo Rueda, Bruno Vellas, John A Kanis
BACKGROUND: All proposed definitions of sarcopenia include the measurement of muscle mass, but the techniques and threshold values used vary. Indeed, the literature does not establish consensus on the best technique for measuring lean body mass. Thus, the objective measurement of sarcopenia is hampered by limitations intrinsic to assessment tools. The aim of this study was to review the methods to assess muscle mass and to reach consensus on the development of a reference standard. METHODS: Literature reviews were performed by members of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis working group on frailty and sarcopenia...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349876/effectiveness-of-a-body-shape-index-absi-in-predicting-chronic-diseases-and-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
M Ji, S Zhang, R An
Anthropometric measures are simple, inexpensive, noninvasive tools to assess the risk of morbidity and mortality. This systematic review assessed the performance of A Body Shape Index (ABSI) in predicting hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and all-cause mortality and compared the differential predictability between ABSI and two other common anthropometric measures - body mass index and waist circumference. A keyword and reference search were conducted in the PubMed and Web of Science for articles published until 1 November 2017...
January 19, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349035/successful-treatment-of-a-patient-with-chyluria-due-to-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-using-sirolimus
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Takahiko Sakaue, Masaki Tominaga, Takashi Niizeki, Yoshiaki Zaizen, Ken Matsukuma, Masamichi Koganemaru, Tomoaki Hoshino, Takuji Torimura
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare and progressive neoplastic disease of young woman, characterized by the proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle-like cells (LAM cells) in the lungs and axial lymphatics. A 44-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because pleural effusion was detected during a health checkup. She had chylothorax, chylous ascites, and chyluria, and her computed tomography scan showed a solid tumor in the pelvis. Surgical biopsy was performed; she was diagnosed as having LAM. We could not control the fluid collection and chyluria using standard medical treatments...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348925/volume-estimates-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-by-the-watson-equation-and-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-and-the-impact-on-the-kt-vurea-calculation
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Nazanin Noori, Ron Wald, Arti Sharma Parpia, Marc B Goldstein
Background: Accurate assessment of total body water (TBW) is essential for the evaluation of dialysis adequacy (Kt/Vurea). The Watson formula, which is recommended for the calculation of TBW, was derived in healthy volunteers thereby leading to potentially inaccurate TBW estimates in maintenance hemodialysis recipients. Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) may be a robust alternative for the measurement of TBW in hemodialysis recipients. Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of Watson formula-derived TBW estimates as compared with TBW measured with BIS...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
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